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 99- Marty Raybon February 6, 2020
    On this episode of SGNP, the team tries something a little different, featuring the artist Marty Raybon. Join us here on your Audible Voice Of Gospel Music      #SGNP #CacklingHens #ArthurRice #kingdomheirs #southerngospelnewspodcast #podcast #MartyRaybon 
  • Episode 98 Paul Secord January 30, 2020
    Join Darien and Arthur as they wade into deep water with Paul Secord. In this episode, the three men discuss controversial topics, and Arthur gets his spot in the limelight! Only on SGNP!      #southerngospelnewspodcast #SGNP #podcast #paulsecord #arthurrice #kingdomheirs #deepwater #womensconference 
  • Episode 97 Doyle Lawson with Quicksilver January 24, 2020
    Join Darien as he talks with The King of Bluegrass! The one and only Doyle Lawson sits down and talks about his travels, his past and the evolution of Gospel Music. You won't want to miss this one!    #SGNP #southerngospelnewspodcast #DoyleLawson #BusIsOnFire #greyhound #markstavern #rollandwhite #billmonroe #bluegrass #halloffame #dearlord #illnotbeable #tourbus #gospel #podcast #gospelnews […]
  • Episode 96 - Sammy Ward January 17, 2020
    Join us as we talk with Sammy Ward, a man who's mission is re-inventing the Classic Gospel! We are fired up this episode, drop by and join the laughs as Darien Southerland talks with Sammy Ward. Only on SGNP!    #SGNP #southerngospelnewspodcast #PowerInTheBlood #OhHowILoveJesus #NothingButTheBlood #sammyward #DCTalk #GeraldCrabb #churchhymn #RodneyGriffin #DianaWilkerson #Gaithers #GaitherVocalBand 
  • Episode 95 - Dan Bell January 10, 2020
    Joining this week on SGNP is Dan Bell!    #southerngospel #southerngospelnewspodcast #podcast #charliedaniels #jasoncrabb #countrymusic #themckameys #russtaff #tgraham 
  • Episode 94 Josh Franks January 3, 2020
    Join Darien and Arthur as they talk with Josh Franks this week! His mission, his passion and his journey, only on SGNP! 
  • Episode 93 Lynda Randall December 26, 2019
  • Episode 92 - Lisa Daggs December 13, 2019
  • Episode 91- Jason Crabb December 4, 2019
  • Episode 90 Charlie Daniels November 15, 2019
    Charlie Daniels talks God, country, faith and life .. and a special interview with Daywind Music President Ed Leonard!   #CharlieDaniels #devilwentdowntoGeorgia #america #faith #country #southerngospelmusic #daywind #edLeonard #XMsirus