Meet the Host

Darien Southerland’s energy is plumb contagious, and its no secret his true passion is Southern Gospel Music. He got his start working with Salem Communications back in the 90's, and started his own advertising agency, BG AD Group in early 2000's. He loves his wife Mary, and his kids Jacob and Kendall.

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Co-host Arthur Rice

Arthur Rice is the lead singer for the Kingdom Heirs. He has been with the Kingdom Heirs since 1995. He previously traveled with The Kingsmen and Squire Parsons.

Married to Tammy Rice, they have 2 boys; Kaleb and Bradley.

Arthur Rice has been nominated for numerous Singing News Fan Awards, including favorite newcomer (twice), male vocalist (18 times), favorite lead (19 times), favorite baritone (once), and along with the rest of the band has won favorite band (8 times). The Kingdom Heirs have also been voted favorite group once during his tenure with the Kingsmen. Rice is a deacon at FBC Sevierville TN and current President of the Southern Gospel Music Association and a member of its board of directors. He also produces Gospel recordings.

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Contact Us

Have any questions? Want to leave a comment about the show? Just give us a call at 770-874-3200. Just tell sweet Darleen you are calling about SGNP

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What is SGNP?

SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more.

Southern Gospel News Podcast will give you information that you wont be able to find anywhere else - not on the radio, not in a magazine- strictly on SGNP.

Every Friday morning SGNP releases a new episode. Never miss an episode by subscribing to our podcast on your cell phone. Find the purple app labeled "Podcast", search "Southern Gospel News Podcast", look for our SGNP Microphone, and click the purple button that says "Subscribe". Or, if you have an Amazon Alexa, just say "Alexa, Play Southern Gospel News Podcast", and you will hear our latest episode.

 

 

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RSS Southern Gospel News Podcast

  • Episode 150-Les Butler October 8, 2021
    Les Butler joins Arthur and Darien to talk about his new project REAL GOSPEL MUSIC
  • Episode 142-Mark Forester September 24, 2021
    Mark Forester of the Foresters comes on the show to talk with Arthur and Darien about his life as a travelling gospel musician. 
  • Episode 141- Remembering Jeff Stice September 17, 2021
    Darien and Arthur look back on the life and career of Gospel pianist Jeff Stice 
  • Episode 141-Kenna Turner West September 10, 2021
    Singer-Songwriter Kenna Turner west joins Arthur and Darien on the show this week. 
  • Episode 140 – Danny Jones – Singing News Magazine. September 5, 2021
    Singing News Magazine writer Danny Jones jones Darien and Arthur on the show today to discuss today's gospel music. 
  • Episode 139 - Rhonda Vincent July 4, 2021
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 139             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! In this episode, Darien sits down with […]
  • Episode 138: Scott Godsey June 11, 2021
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 138             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! As SGNP begins Season Four, Darien sits […]
  • Episode 137 - Jeff Gibson March 31, 2021
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 137             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Episode 137 features Jeff Gibson.  Jeff Gibson […]
  • Episode 136 - Libby Perry Stuffle March 5, 2021
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 136             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Episode 136 features Libby Perry Stuffle.  Libby […]
  • Episode 135 - Daniel Britt of JoyFM February 26, 2021
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 135             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, interview some of the industry's top leading influencers, like Jason Crabb, Mac Powell, Jeff Whisnant, and so many more! Episode 135 features Daniel Britt. Daniel Britt has […]