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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  • Episode 123 - Season 3 - Maurice Templeton August 7, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 117             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 123 is the beginning of Season […]
  • Episode 122 - Best of Brian Free July 24, 2020
    This week SGNP host, Darien Southerland will be interviewing Brian Free of Assurance and you are not going to want to miss this one! Brian Free, Darien Southerland, and Aurthur Rice discuss the realities and tribulations of walking to the beat of your own drum for Christ. Brian offers an encouraging hand to those discouraged, […]
  • Episode 121 - Best of Larnelle Harris July 17, 2020
    One of Gospel Music's most celebrated soloists sits down for a conversation with SGNP host, Darien Southerland to talk about his stellar career and the things that mean the most to him! #SGNP Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 121             Darien and Arthur replay a great interview from the […]
  • Episode 120 - Best of SGNP - Archie Watkins July 10, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 120             Darien and Arthur replay a great interview from the archives with the legendary Archie Watkins.             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 […]
  • Episode 119 - Best of SGNP - Charlie Daniels July 3, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 119             Darien and Arthur replay a great interview from the archives with the one and only Charlie Daniels.             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 […]
  • Episode 118 - Best of SGNP - Russ Taff June 26, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 118             Darien and Arthur replay a great interview from the archives with the one and only Russ Taff.             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 […]
  • Episode 117 - Diane Wilkinson - 2020 HOF Inductee June 19, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 117             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 117 is our second in a […]
  • Episode 116 - Chief Melvin Klaudt 2020 HOF Inductee June 12, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 115             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 115 is our latest in a […]
  • Episode 115 - Announcing the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame Class of 2020 June 5, 2020
    http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 115             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 Episode 115 Darien and Arthur will reveal who the inductees […]
  • Episode 114 - Best Of - Jeff Easter May 29, 2020
    Southern Gospel News Podcast http://southerngospelnewspodcast.com/ Episode 111             Darien and Arthur replay a great interview they had a few months ago with the one and only Jeff Easter.             SGNP is just our fancy little acronym for Southern Gospel News Podcast. On SGNP you can listen to our host, Darien Southerland, […]