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October 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 11, 2014 – 9:38 am -

October 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

October 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

The air is cooler and the leaves are changing color, so it’s a great time to fall into a new issue of SGN Scoops. This month we have lots of great reading for you!

There are only a few days left before we enter Pigeon Forge Tennessee to begin the 2014 edition of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. We can’t wait to see all of you and hear all of the great music from our wonderful artists. Monday night we are planning a great bash with Little Willie Wynn and all of his friends. He is our cover artist for the October edition of Scoops. We hope you enjoy his story written by Dixie Phillips.
Dixie also features the great family ministry of the McKameys. The Mark Dubbeld Family is featured by Paige Givens. We also feature Gold City Quartet and the East Ridge Boys, Joseph Habedank, Josh Parker, Eric Dunson and Reynold Rutledge.
Dan Duncan tells us about the  Christian country artist Mike Manuel. Dean Atkins has some great anecdotes about The Product Table.
We feature pictures and scoops from past events like the Gospel Music Picnic at Silver Dollar City and the National Quartet Convention. New music for October is presented by Sandi Duncan Clark, as well as a new fitness feature by Laurette Willis.
Be sure to catch the DJ Spotlight as well as the Creekside Update. Don’t miss our regular columns by writers Lou Hildreth, David Staton,Jeff Steele, Sherry Anne, and Kelly Nelon Clark.
All this and so much more in the October edition of SGN Scoops! Do not miss the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the  2014 Diamond Awards, November 3 to 6, at Pigeon Forge. See you there!

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SGN Scoops Top 100 for October 2014  

Written by Staff on October 21, 2014 – 1:18 pm -


1     Karen Peck and New River       Everybody’s Going Through Something

2     11th Hour       How Will You Plead

3     Whisnants       Not Afraid To Trust Him

4     Hyssongs       I Was Blind But Now I See

5     Old Paths       Love Them To Jesus

6     McKameys       There Is Jesus

7     Hoskins Family       God Is Big

8     Talleys       Hidden Heroes

9     Browders       Listening For The Shout

10    Bowling Family       I Know Enough

11    Brian Free and Assurance       Say Amen

12    Shellem Cline       Dinner With Jesus

13    Carolina Boys       Watch And Pray

14    Perrys       I Can Trust Him

15    Dunaways       Church In The Kitchen

16    Kingsmen       Oh Yes I Am

17    Gordon Mote       Ain’t It Just Like The Lord

18    Joseph Habedank       Never No Never

19    Barry Rowland and Deliverance       He’s Still God

20    Gold City       Never Too Broken To Belong

21    Dixie Melody Boys       That Story Is Mine

22    Ernie Haase and Signature Sound       Water Walking God

23    Zane and Donna King       If There Was Any Other Way

24    Mark Bishop       Love’s Gonna Get You

25    Booth Brothers       If God Didn’t Care

26    Social Security Boys       I’m Not What I Was

27    Gaither Vocal Band       God Leads Us Along

28    Soul’d Out Quartet       Hey Everybody

29    Tony Burchette       We’ll Soon Be Gone

30    Greater Vision       For All He’s Done

31    Legacy Five       Christ Is Still The King

32    Dennis Cook       Crying In The Chapel

33    East Ridge Boys       He’s Leaving His Throne

34    Pauline Patterson       I Fell Down

35    Collingsworth Family       How Great His Love/Love Found a Pardon

36    Calebs Crossing       What I’m Made To Be

37    John Lanier       Look For Me

38    Kingdom Heirs       I’ll Know I’m Home

39    Bev McCann       Thunder

40    Red Roots       Great Big Yes

41    Shellem Cline       Look Up

42    Debra Perry and Jaidyns Call       Coming After Me

43    Inspirations       God’s Word Will Stand

44    Charles Surrate       Just Stand

45    The Gospelaires       Miracle

46    Jim Sheldon       Even After

47    Jeff and Sheri Easter       I’ll Take It

48    Martins       If We Ever Needed The Lord Before

49    Mylon Hayes Family       Prayer Meeting

50    Adam Crabb       Hey Now

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 21, 2014 – 11:02 am -

Victoria Shirey Bowlin

Victoria Shirey Bowlin

After much prayer and consideration, Victoria Bowlin will be leaving The Shireys. Her and her husband, Aaron have been called into a ministry of their own. Victoria will be a full time soloist, and Aaron will join her on the road as much as possible and preach as well. Her last date with The Shireys will be Dec. 31, 2014. On Jan. 1, 2015, the new ministry will launch. Aaron and Victoria are so excited to see what God has in store for them! Victoria will also be speaking at some women’s conferences and special events. They will also do some revivals and are open to whatever God has for them. The Shireys will continue to sing as a trio. Rachael Shirey will step up and take over Victoria’s position. “It was such a hard decision to make to leave the family and branch out on my own. This is all I’ve ever known, but I know that God has some amazing things in store, not only for my husband and I, but for my family as well. We prayed extensively for several months over this and know this is God’s will for us. It’s a new season!”, says Victoria. The Shireys say, “We are very proud of Victoria and Aaron. It’s hard to let go, but it’s time. They have our blessing!” The new ministry of Aaron and Victoria will be called Bowlin Ministries. They are now booking for 2015. If you are interested in having them for your next event or church service, please visit their website To book The Shireys, you can also visit their website

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A Night To Honor Southern Gospel Music

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 21, 2014 – 7:53 am -

A Night To Honor SGM

A Night To Honor SGM

JAF Promotions proudly presents “A Night To Honor Southern Gospel Music” on Thursday October 30 at the Historic Crockett Theater in downtown Lawrenceburg, TN. The concert will begin at 7:00PM and the doors will open at 6:00PM. With Lawrenceburg, TN being the birthplace of Southern Gospel Music, Southern Gospel’s leading artist, Karen Peck & New River, Ivan Parker, Mark Trammell Qt, and Josh & Ashley Franks will each appear. Tickets are only $12.00, general reserved. A special freewill love offering will also be recieved during the concert for the SGMA. For more information or to order tickets visit or call 931-762-4231

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Gospel Music Today For October 20th On

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 20, 2014 – 8:26 am -

Gospel Music Today October 20

Gospel Music Today October 20

The members of Brian Free and Assurance are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of October 19. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Abundance Quartet, and Jean reviews new recordings by Great Day and Forgiven Quartet.  An article entitled “Married to the Music” from Singing News is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features singing by The Mark Trammell Quartet, exclusive video of  Mark Robertson, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Williamsons at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website,

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Creekside Gospel Music Convention will host the Red Back Hymnbook Choir

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 19, 2014 – 10:03 pm -

Red Back Hymnbook Choir

Red Back Hymnbook Choir

Bring The Entire Family For The Red Back Hymnbook Choir

Pigeon Forge, TN (October 19, 2014) – SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Creekside Gospel Music Convention will host their artists` Red Back Hymnbook Choir! At 5:00pm on Wednesday afternoon, the choir of artists will fill the auditorium of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with the melodic sounds of favorite hymns.

Creekside welcomes the combined voices of artists singing the old hymns and welcomes all those who appreciate the Red Back songs to the third night of the Convention. Pigeon Forge is a close drive from many States and Creekside anticipates a full house on Wednesday night.
To ensure your seat for this popular presentation, visit the Creekside website Here and reserve your FREE tickets HERE today for the Red Back Hymnal Choir evening of song

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Bill Pitts of Cross Pointe Signs Songwriter Contract with Jarman Kids Music, BMI

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 18, 2014 – 8:34 am -

Bill Pitts

Bill Pitts

(Lancaster, OH)  Rev. Bill Pitts of the popular trio, Cross Pointe, recently signed with Jarman Kids Music, BMI, as a new songwriter for the company. Three of his songs have been signed to a single song agreement. Bill is a gifted writer, singer, and Pastor of Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster, OH. Tony Jarman of Jarman Kids Music notes, “I am pleased to have Bill join the family, here. Bill Pitts gave his life to Christ at the age of 8 years old. He answered the call to preach the Gospel at age 14.” Bill has been singing since he can remember. He sang tenor in his four-part harmony family quartet until he started traveling at the age of 14 with The Apostles Quartet, and then with the Timesmen Trio. He stays active and enjoys challenges, music, reading, golf, history, tennis, and family. Bill has also written for the trio. He is married to Debbie Pitts and they have three adult children. For more info on Rev. Bill Pitts and Cross Point

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Harmony Road TV to Feature Broadcast Premiere of Back Home Video “Birmingham”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 17, 2014 – 3:23 pm -

Harmony Road

Harmony Road

Also artist interview and music from Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, Jeff and Sheri Easter, LeFevre Quartet.

Signal Mountain, TN October 12, 2014   This week’s Harmony Road television program will feature the broadcast premiere of Back Home’s thought provoking video “Birmingham”.  The program will also air “Sometimes He Whispers”, a new video from Jay Parrack and Vocal Event as well as videos from the Lefevre Quartet and Jeff and Sheri Easter.  This episode includes an in depth interview with Back Home as they discuss the video and the story behind it.

“We appreciate artists who have the vision to produce videos that tell the story of the song. We have great examples on this episode and I know our audience will enjoy and be challenged and encouragedby them” said Roger Spears, Harmony Road producer. “This special episode was produced at the

Dixie Freeze Restaurant in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, one of the locations in the video and includes an interview with the Back Home as well as the actress portraying the main character of the story”, he concluded.

Written by Jennifer Layne and Mark Narmore, the idea for “Birmingham” came from a road experience when the group met a waitress in a restaurant who shared her own testimony of failure, rejection, and redemption. Jennifer shares, “We are so excited about this video. We know that this is not just a young lady’s story. People need to know that there are churches out there that are full of loving people who want to welcome them in. And, above all else, there’s a God who loves them no matter what they’ve done or where they’ve been. We all experience rejection from human beings but God will never turn His back on anyone.”

Gospel artists and church leaders have taken note of “Birmingham”. Jeff and Sheri Easter state “This video teaches us a lot about loving people who are hurting and not kicking them while they’re down. It is a beautiful representation of Christ’s love.” Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck and New River adds “This video is amazing and beautiful. It shows us how grace abounds and how true Christianity should be portrayed. May we all stop pointing fingers and start loving each other more?” Bishop Tim Hill said “Watching this video the first time brought tears to my eyes. The message of God’s forgiveness and redeeming love is unmistakable throughout. I wish everyone could see this and be touched by it as I have been.”

Now available to over 80 million homes nationwide, Harmony Road TV is hosted by Singing News and Solid Gospel Radio and Butler Music Group veteran Les Butler.

Information on Harmony Road, its affiliates and time slots can be found at Viewers can also interact with the program on Facebook at Harmony Road TV and on twitter

@harmonyroadtv. Other team members include Roger Spears Producer and Allan Rhodes Technical Director.

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Triumphant Quartet In Concert October 31 At 7pm

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 17, 2014 – 2:31 pm -

Triumphant Quartet

Triumphant Quartet

Get Your Tickets For A Wonderful Time Of Southern Gospel Music With Triumphant Quartet In Sioux Falls SD Reserve Your Tickets Here

Find Out More Information About Corvex Productions On Their Facebook Page Here

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New Jim Brady Trio and New Booth Brothers debut at Legacy Five’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 17, 2014 – 12:45 pm -

Jim Brady Trio

Jim Brady Trio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2014) – The debut of the Jim Brady Trio and the Booth Brothers first concert with new group member Paul Lancaster will highlight Legacy Five’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, which will be held at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

Brady has spent the last 12 years as the baritone singer of the award-winning Booth Brothers trio, but he will now be singing with his wife Melissa and former Legacy Five pianist Tim Parton as the Jim Brady Trio debuts on Thursday morning, Jan. 1.

Paul Lancaster is joining the Booth Brothers, and he will make his debut with the group on Wednesday evening, Dec. 31. That will also be Brady’s last concert with the group.

“It’s extraordinarily rare that you get to witness this much Southern Gospel Music history in one place at one time, ”says Legacy Five group manager and lead singer Scott Fowler. “To see and hear the Booth Brothers for the last time with Jim Brady, and to hear the new Jim Brady Trio and to hear the new Booth Brothers lineup all at the same event is really exciting. What better way than to ring out the old year and sing in the new year … the end of a season and the start of a new one.”

There will be four sessions of this year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration event, beginning at 7 p.m. on Dec. 30 with a lineup that includes the Collingsworth Family, the Burchfield Brothers, Triumphant Quartet and Tim Lovelace. The Collingsworth Family will be back for a 10 a.m. session on Wednesday morning, Dec. 31, along with the Freedom Singers and Rick White.

In addition to performances by both the new and existing configuration of the Booth Brothers, the 8 p.m. session on Dec. 31 will also include Greater Vision and a Jubilee performance that includes the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. Legacy Five will be performing at each session. Then, the event will conclude with a 10 a.m. concert on Jan. 1 that will include Cal Reichnor in addition to the host group and the Jim Brady Trio.

Tickets are available by calling 931-379-7262, and registration for full weekend packages – which include lodging at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel – can be done by visiting

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 16, 2014 – 10:03 pm -

Socks for Seniors

Socks for Seniors

(NASHVILLE, Tenn) The Jubilee Christmas Tour, featuring award-winning Christian artists The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five, is bringing a heart-warming Christmas concert to twelve cities this December, and they want your socks! After hearing first-hand the needs of many shut-in seniors during colder months, the artists and promoters of this exciting musical Christmas tour decided to partner with the national organization, Socks for Seniors, in an effort to collect and distribute warm socks to area seniors.

Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision states, “Many of the folks that come to our concerts either know people through church, their community or even people in their families that are shut-ins or in nursing homes. We’ve learned that as it gets colder, something as simple as warm socks for these precious people can make all the difference in their comfort. We talked with the guys and decided we want to help make this Christmas season a little warmer for others, and that’s what sparked the idea.”

Tour promoters, Landon Beene and Brian Hudson (IMC Concerts) are working with Socks for Seniors to coordinate collection, distribution and some special appearances by the artists to deliver socks.

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring new, warm socks to the Jubilee Christmas Tour event in their area. Socks will be collected on-site at the concert and distributed to area seniors. For a complete listing of the Jubilee Christmas Tour dates – 12 Days of Christmas and ticket information, visit

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