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August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 12, 2019 – 8:01 pm -

August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy August and welcome to our hot summer edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Thank you for joining us. We hope you take a moment to sit in the shade, kick back, and read some great features.

Most of you know that we lost a great Southern gospel personality in July. Dr. Jerry Goff was known by many and also a friend to many. He and his wife, Jan, have directly involved with our Diamond Awards annual presentations for many years. We have dedicated a large portion of this issue to salute a great man. Charlie Griffin has provided a biography of Dr. Goff’s life and many artists have shared their memories.
Also featured are Scott Brand of Gold City by Jimmy Reno, Jim Britton of the Britton Family by Les Butler, and Josh and Ashley Franks by Robert York. Bill Dykes talks to Dr. Neal Weaver and John Herndon showcases the Noblemen Quartet. For those wondering what happened to Dale Brock of Poet Voices, Craig Harris shares his interview with this artist.
Don’t miss Vonda Armstrong’s D.J. Spotlight or Randall Hamm’s CD reviews. All this plus radio charts, Coastal Events Update, the Publisher’s Point and the Editor’s Last Word.
We hope you don’t miss one article in this jam-packed issue, but more importantly, we pray you don’t miss the heartbeat within every feature and artist. We all desire that you sense the love of Jesus and his encouragement today. Allow him to lift your spirit and refresh your soul.
If you have any questions or comments, please write to the editor at lorraine@sgnscoops.com. We would love to hear from you.
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Tribute Releases “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch” In Anticipation of New Project, Living The Stories

Written by Staff on September 17, 2019 – 5:43 pm -

Tribute Releases "The Healer Hasn't Lost His Touch" In Anticipation of New Project, Living The StoriesNASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 17, 2019) – Tribute Quartet has released the inspiring song, “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch,” to radio in advance of the forthcoming release, Living The Stories.
The song – written by Jason Cox, Tony Wood and Joseph Habedank – is resonating strongly with audiences in concert and on the airwaves. “We had this song on hold for a while,” says Josh Singletary. “We discovered it around two years ago. The response has been overwheling. We’re getting message after message from folks being impacted by this song.”
The song is for the first single from Tribute Quartet’s highly anticipated Daywind Records release, Living The Stories. The recording features ten new songs with new member Gus Gaches. Living The Stories releases on Friday, September 27, 2019, during NQC, the National Quartet Convention.
Tribute QuartetABOUT TRIBUTE QUARTET
Since 2006, multi-award winning and multi-Dove Award nominated recording artist Tribute Quartet has become one of the country’s most dynamic, beloved and sought after male quartets in all of gospel music. Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Gus Gaches, and Anthony Davis have proven to possess a combination of musical talent, warm and engaging personalities, and a focus that has kept them on the path to continued success since their inception.
In an ever-changing musical climate, Tribute has remained steadfast in their goal to make music that is both timely and relevant to the current musical scene and their fan base while propelling their mission to share the Hope of the Gospel. With a career that has already spanned the U.S., as well as several foreign countries, Tribute continues to shine a Light into a world in need of truth, hope, love and healing.
With several awards and number one songs to their credit, Tribute’s music continues to inspire and encourage generations of believers. With their passion for this music and the message it brings, this team is dedicated to a quality presentation of communication through the art of gospel quartet music.
Fans, peers, and industry insiders agree Tribute brings a breath of fresh air to Gospel music.

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Kristina Cornell: No Other Name — Love

Written by Staff on September 17, 2019 – 9:39 am -

Kristina Cornell - Tell Them Ministries

Kristina Cornell – Tell Them Ministries

No Other Name – LOVE

I am so blessed. My daughter, Isabella, and I, travel together in ministry, appropriately called “Tell Them Ministries,” because that is our passion. 

We go all over the country and share our stories, our songs, our hearts with wonderful people who know Jesus as their Savior, and to those who do not.  We love to encourage believers. We live to share the gospel with those who have never experienced the love of Jesus and of the Father.  

We hear amazingly painful stories of people who are just like us: fragile, scared. They feel lost and alone. They recall the unexpected death of a loved one or losing all of their resources, sometimes they describe hearing the doctor give them a diagnosis that is terminal, fatal. 

They share of abuse and neglect; how those things not only stole their joy, but the very essence of who they are. We hear how spirits are broken, souls are devastated, and lives are desperate.

Every single person, saved or unsaved, needs the love of God, the kind of love that we find in I Peter 4:8 “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” Love that is unconditional, that covers everything. Some of us have hurts so deep that without a love that in fact covers, there would not be enough.

In Romans 5:8 we find one of my favorite scriptures: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” 

This moves me. It is important to read this for each word written in this verse. Let us dive into the Greek meanings of these words to get a clear picture of the enormous affirmation this shows. 

“God,” in this verse is directly linked with words like magistrate, supreme deity, exceedingly God. No question here, He wants us to be secure in that He is as high as you can go to make this judgement call, this decision. 

“Demonstrates,” means to set together, to introduce (favorably), intransitively stand near.

“Love,” aha! This is the word “agape,” meaning affection or benevolent, specifically, a love feast – a feast of charity, dear love.

“Toward,” means of place, time, or purpose, concerning, continual, plus far more exceeding. 

“Us,” meaning humankind, with an accusing tone.

“Christ”- the anointed that is the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus: Christ.

“Died,” meaning to be slain.

“For,”  instead of, exceedingly, abundantly.

“Us,” this time it is used as the plural (hemon) of the word “ego”, a Greek word meaning for “I” that is only expressed when being emphatic.  

To summarize: the magistrate, (top of the line, cannot go higher than this deity) stands near us (the accused, mere humans), sets us together with Himself in affection, benevolence, a feast of charity continually and far exceeding any other love.  While we were still in sin, the anointed Messiah, Jesus Christ, was slain in an exceeding, abundant way for us (yes even us, sinners). {I am weeping}

I Corinthians 13:4-8:  “4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 [b]bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 [a} Love never fails;”

Every time “love” is used in this passage it is “agape:” meaning love that is affection or benevolence; specifically, a love feast – a feast of charity, dear love. I heard a teacher explain that if you really want to measure yourself against love, this kind of love, insert your name where the word “love” is used. 

Kristina Cornell and Isabella: Tell Them Ministries

Isabella and Kristina Cornell

Can you say this of yourself? For example, can I honestly say of myself: “Kristina is patient, Kristina is kind and not jealous; Kristina does not brag and is not arrogant, Kristina does not act unbecomingly; she does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, Kristina does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; Kristina bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Kristina never fails?”

A resounding no! I am not always patient; I am not always kind. Sometimes I act unbecomingly, I can be provoked.  I do not forget the wrongs done to me, easily. I cannot say that I always bear, believe, hope for, or endure all things. 

What a lesson this is to a believer. Jesus said four times in scripture for us to show His love to each other. And, please do not try to find a loophole and say that it is meant just for Christians, we only have to “love” fellow believers.  Remember the scripture in I Peter, “while we were sinners.”

This is what Jesus had to say:

  • John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love (agapao – much love (agape) in social and moral sense) one another; as I have loved (agapao) you, that you also love (agapao) one another.
  • John 13:35 “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love (agape) for one another.”
  • John 15:12 “This is My commandment, that you love (agapao – much love (agape) in social and moral sense) one another as I have loved (agapao) you (for your sake, with an accusing tone).
  • John 15:17 “These things I command you, that you love (agapao) one another.

Notice here, when Jesus was speaking about loving one another in a broad sense, the word “agapao” was used, denoting the same sort of love as “agape,” but broader because it is in a “social or moral sense.” This means beyond our circle.

In John 13:35, Jesus was talking to his disciples about love for each other and used the word “agape” because they were within the circle. Jesus’ love, His commandment to love, is not for the people that we like, or go to our church. 

He did not reserve His love or want us to reserve ours for people who look, talk, think, act just like us.

In fact, when we go a little further in the scripture we find in I John 4:8: “The one who does not love (agapao) does not know (absolutely know, be aware of, feel, have knowledge of, understand, can speak with resolve) God, for God is love (agape).

My final thought is Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 25.  The Judgment.

Matthew 25: 31-40: “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.

“Then the King (Jesus) will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared (made ready) for you from the foundation (conception) of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger (guest), and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’  Then the righteous (equitable in character) will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’

“The King, (Jesus) will answer and say to them (akin to the meaning of baffling wind), ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them..”

Pause here. “The extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them,” literally means, to band together to cast out, lighten the ship, purge, shoot out one who is Jesus’ own, a simpler version of Him. Then He says: “you did it to Me.”

Matthew 25:41-46 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’

“Then they (akin to the meaning of baffling wind) themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not [e]take care of You?’  Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ These (man and woman equally) will go away (depart) into eternal punishment (torment), but the righteous (innocent, holy) into eternal life.”

There is no other name but the name of Jesus, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, by whom we can learn the pleasure, the beauty, and the commandment of love.

Kristina CornellAs Isabella and I continue our travels, we will seek the least of these. We will be love.

By Kristina Cornell

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Ed O’Neal needs our Prayers

Written by Staff on September 15, 2019 – 6:01 pm -

Ed O'Neal and the Dixie Melody BoysAllen O’Neal has requested prayer for his dad, Ed O’Neal. Ed is receiving a new pacemaker tomorrow morning, September 16, 2019.

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Chris Hester needs our prayers

Written by Staff on September 15, 2019 – 1:11 pm -

Chris Hester

Gospel singer Chris Hester had a lucky Friday the 13th. He said he would welcome our prayers. He tells SGNScoops his experiences:

I would love for people to pray for me. The Lord is the only thing that will get me through this.

On Friday, Sept 13th, I went in with chest pains and was immediately tested and rushed in for emergency heart surgery. I had been having chest pains weeks prior and doctors believe sometime during that time I had a heart attack. I am very lucky to still be here according to the cardiologist.

Chris Hester

 

They were able to open 3 of 4 blockages. They are treating the 4th with medication and will go back in for a second surgery if the medication doesn’t help open it. I feel very lucky and as if God has given me a second chance. He is truly a God of second chances.

Ironically, a week before this happened, I had just began laying out songs for a 4th album due to be out in 2020 called “Second Chances.” I appreciate continued prayers for days ahead as I fight heart disease and making a lifestyle change in my diet and exercise.

I do believe God is good even in the hard times. He promised He will never leave us or forsake us. I covet your prayers in days ahead.

Chris Hester

Please pray for Chris Hester for good health.

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Keep praying for Frogene Normand, mother of Rusty and Chris Golden

Written by Staff on September 15, 2019 – 10:30 am -

Frogene Normand, mother of Rusty, Craig, and Chris Golden

Friends of SGNScoops will remember that prayers were requested for Frogene Normand, mother of Rusty, Craig, and Chris Golden when she was diagnosed with cancer. 

Chris Golden posted the following on September 12, 2019:

One month ago today after weeks of nausea and pain, Mom went to the Emergency room where they found a mass in her pancreas which was blocking her biliary duct. She went by ambulance from Brewton, AL to Pensacola, FL to have more tests and a stent put in. It was about a week later after a ERCP and biopsy, the specialist determined the obstruction was adenocarcinoma… Pancreatic Cancer.

Frogene Normand and son Chris Golden

Frogene Normand and son Chris Golden

She seemed to do a little better over the next few days and was trying to gain strength to meet with the team at Vanderbilt on Sept. 5. The stent failed and she took a turn for the worse. Severly dehydrayed, she came to Nashville and spent 4 days and 3 nights at Vanderbilt Hospital where they had to put another stent in before meeting with the oncologist and surgeon for a consultation. After a couple of months of pain and suffering and a 4 day hospital stay, she was very weak..so they wanted her to go home (to my house) to rest and gain strength for the next step.

That step will be today. More scans and more labs to find out how aggressive it is and what the next step will be.

I am happy to report that after 7 days, she is up walking, her color is much better, appetite is slowly coming back, and she is hydrated and prayed up. We know many of you are praying earnest prayers. She can feel them. Keep them coming.

It’s all about the next step… and we give Him praise for each small victory.

We will try to update as we have news to share.

July 28, 2019: L2R: Rusty, William Lee, Craig and Chris Golden. Location: Golden Era Station Camp Creek Photo by: Michael Jenkins Photos

Chris had further news on September 13, 2019:

Yesterday Rusty and I took Mom to Vanderbilt for another round of scans and labs and to meet with the Chief surgeon of the pancreatic team. After reviewing the scans he advised against doing surgery because of where the tumor is located, a little more than 180 degrees around the portal vein and also the vena cava. He was afraid he would not be able to get it all, and said if it were his mother, he would not do the surgery. We appreciate his honesty and care. So, we move on to the next step…meeting with the oncologist Monday afternoon to discuss other options.

Rusty Golden with mom Frogene Normand

Rusty Golden with mom Frogene Normand

I checked my phone and Mom had walked over a half mile yesterday which might as well been a marathon considering her condition for the last few weeks. On the way home we talked about the old Nashville restaurant Ireland’s So we had steak and bisquits for supper. Although she has lost a lot of weight, she is stronger than she has been, and is prayed up. Our father came by last night after an Opry show, and they had a great visit till after midnight. This morning we enjoyed the fresh pear preserves Aunt Lanette sent.

We appreciate all the kind cards and messages, and especially the prayers. Keep them coming.

#teamfrogene

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Suicide and Depression and Jesus

Written by Staff on September 15, 2019 – 9:41 am -

Suicide and depression and Jesus

Jarrid Wilson

This week tragedy struck the Christian community as another, young, Christian leader lost his battle with depression (read about Jarrid Wilson HERE). I didn’t know him, but the tributes that flooded my newsfeed testified of the kind man he was…kind, loving, compassionate, honest, open.

Several publications wrote of his life and work while endeavoring to shed light on the personal, internal struggles he faced.

Sadly, some took the route of the Pharisees claiming this the “unforgivable sin” and insinuated he would face eternal damnation.

I was deeply troubled by some of these claims. Without initiating meritless, theological debate, I challenge each of my fellow believers to consider the following.

1. Family members read what is posted on social media. Grieving spouses, children, parents and siblings peruse their newsfeeds and see these callous thoughts. Many families have been touched by suicide, and the negativity is anything but helpful or healing.

2. On any given day there are people we come in contact with who are struggling. This is a cruel age in which we live. Heartbroken souls are looking for hope and comfort. Social media is a medium that connects us with hurting people around the world with the click of a button. How are we using that influence?

3. None of us can really grasp what the man was struggling with. We cannot know his heart nor his struggles fully and to pass judgement on him is anything but Christlike.

May God give us a revival of love in our hearts to show compassion for the broken and hurting who surround us everyday…most of whom we do not even know about.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

1-800-273-8255

Suicide and Depression and Jesus

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By Derek Simonis

First published by Derek Simonis on his Facebook page

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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on September 14, 2019 – 11:25 am -

Happy Saturday Y’all!

What do you have planned this weekend?

Its a typical busy weekend for me, but I managed to find some grandbaby time. I’m hanging out with “Eli Superman” today and Princess Priscilla. One of the greatest blessings here on this earth is Grandchildren. Who would agree?

Earlier Eli put on his Superman cape and jumped in the car with me. I said, “ Eli, I’m so glad I have Superman traveling with me today.”  He responded by telling me that Superman could do anything because he has  “Super Powers.’

A little later our conversation shifted to Jesus. Priscilla said, “Jesus can do anything, except one thing.”

She looked at me with a cute grin and she said, “He can’t stop loving us.”

Out of the mouth of babes……

Whatever you have done, wherever you have been….. He loves you.

Listen to this message in song by Christian Davis.

 

 


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East Ridge Boys- Turkey Buzzard

Written by scoopsnews on September 14, 2019 – 7:54 am -

Franklin, TN (September 16, 2019) – The East Ridge Boys new radio single, “Turkey Buzzard”, was released to radio outlets, social media and all digital streaming services on Friday, September 13th. The song is a fun, light hearted story with a deeper message behind the humor. The group hails from Lick Creek, KY and consist of group members Richie Rose, David Taylor and Fonso Fields. Their mountain roots and bluegrass music heritage runs deep and garnered success on their previous single, “Oh Dear Sinner”, which spent 5 months on the Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Top 10 chart, peaking at Number 2 for two months in a row.
 
“Turkey Buzzard” was originally written by the multiple BMI awarded songwriter, ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis. Since the 1950’s Johnny’s songs have been recorded by a long list of artists such as George Jones, Charley Pride, Ray Price, Johnny Paycheck, Brad Davis and many others.  10 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees would eventually record Johnny’s songs. Johnny had two co-writes with Jones on the 1964 Billboard Charting album, ‘Bluegrass Hootenanny’, by George Jones and Melba Montgomery. One of those songs, “I’d Jump The Mississippi”, is still being covered in bluegrass circles today.
 
Mansion Entertainment’s John Mathis Jr. commented on the story behind the release, “This song is a bit of a posthumous co-write with my father. It’s a song he used to sing in the Mathis Family band when me and my brother’s were in our teens. When I started working with the East Ridge Boys last year this song came to mind, so I rewrote a chorus and a few lines in the verses, and just thought it would make a fun bluegrass song. People always loved it when my dad performed it live and it’s fun to see the response it’s already getting on social media. And it has a great message about devotion and support of your church that kind of gets slipped in on you. The East Ridge Boys did a great job giving it that old traditional feel.”
 
The East Ridge Boys will be in the studio this fall working on a new album slated for release in 2020 on Mansion Entertainment’s, Bluegrass Valley label.
 
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Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Written by Staff on September 13, 2019 – 5:33 pm -

Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of FameStarted by Herb Oliver, the Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame came into being to recognize, honor and celebrate gospel music musicians who had made outstanding contributions to gospel music. Members from Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia could be nominated for the honor. From all those nominated, the board members would make the selection based on their contribution and ministry to gospel music, and then hold an induction ceremony.

 

The first inductees were installed in 2005 at Ridgeview Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.  Over the years, well-known inductees have included Vestal Goodman, Cat Freeman, LeRoy Abernathy, Shorty Bradford and Calvin Newton.  More recently, Mike Holcomb, Melvin Klaudt, Tracy Stuffle, Anthony Burger, Phil Cross and Tim Duncan have been honored. Parkway Baptist Temple in Fort Oglethrope, Georgia, has hosted the ceremony during the past five years because of the size of attendees. Dr. David Sampson, pastor, and Jerry Pilfrey, minister of music, host the ceremony, as both are members of the Hall of Fame.

 

Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of FameThe 2019 induction ceremony held at Parkway Baptist Temple was planned and set up with Will Dickerson, CEO/Chairman. The program included the Tri-state Hall of Fame Choir, numerous quartets and the induction ceremony. The choir contained all former and new members, singing several songs throughout the evening. Four men, who had never sung together, joined together as scrap iron quartets, and were enjoyed immensely during the ceremony. Each scrap iron quartet included were given such names as The Carpenters On Noah’s Ark, Ex-Walmart Greeters and Nashville Cats, as well as many others. Hall of Fame member Ken Hicks, co-host of the Ken and Daniel morning show in WUSY in Chattanooga, Tenn., emceed the ceremony. 

 

Ten new members were inducted bringing the total members of the Hall of Fame to 202. Inducted were Carol Cross, an award-winning songwriter; Milford Cushen, an attorney in Fort Payne, Alabama, who has sung with several quartets throughout his career and currently sings with the Bradford Quartet; Rick Fair, who was the final baritone singer for the legendary Statesmen quartet and has been with many other nationally known quartets. Rick’s son David accepted the award as Rick was unable to attend the ceremony that evening.

 

Jay Parrack, tenor singer with Vocal Event, was inducted as a new member. His wife Kaylyn and children Keri and L.J. attended to support him.  

 

Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame


Formerly with Gold City Quartet from 1994 to 2004, Parrack, referring to Vocal Event, stated, “We are in the process of doing new recording as it has been some time since the group has had one.” He also serves as minister of music at Hill Crest Baptist Church in Anniston, Ala.

 

Debbie Epperson, whose family is known as the Singing Echoes from Cleveland, Tenn., was newly inducted. Many of her family are also members. 

 

Also inducted was Roger Horne who began his career singing tenor with The Gospel Harmony Boys and later with The Cathedral  Quartet, and Jerry and The Singing Goffs. Mike Leath, lead singer for more than a decade with Alabama’s favorite groups The Sharps was also honoured. 

 

Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of FameDr. Jerry Goff and his wife, ‘Little’ Jan Buckner-Goff, were both honoured as new inductees. 

 

Jan is nationally known for her performances with Wendy Bagwell and The Sunlighters for 38 years. She has received a Grammy award for the song “Tell It Again.” Throughout her lifetime, Jan has devoted her life to gospel music. Like one of her songs she sings, “I’ve Been Everywhere,” she has performed in numerous venues, including Carnegie Hall (New York) and all across America. Dr. Goff and Jan were married for many years, making a great impact as a duet and sometimes adding a third member to be a trio. 

 

Jerry Goff passed away July 12, 2019. He was known as Mr. Trumpet and had his own group Jerry and the Singing Goffs for many years. He had 56 albums to his credit, received the Dove Award, and Poet Voice Award just to name a few. He had written numerous songs during his lifetime, been on the board of directors and served as president of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

 

Closing out the evening Ronnie McJunkin and the choir sang as an honor to Dr. Goff, “I’ll Meet You In The Rapture,” followed by, “What A Meeting In The Air.”

 

If you would like to know more about the Tri-State Hall of Fame, you can reach them at their website 

www.tristategospelmusichalloffame.com. Donations are accepted through the website, to help with the organization’s expenses. Special thanks to Will Dickerson, Chairman, for his input and information for this article.

By Robert York

Robert York is a regular contributor to SGNScoops Magazine.

 


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In the words of Gerald Crabb:

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 13, 2019 – 12:27 pm -

Gerald Crabb

Gerald Crabb

“Creekside is one of the best gospel music conventions that I have ever attended. I encourage you to
make plans to be there!!”

Coastal Events is excited to announce that iconic songwriter Gerald Crabb will be with us for
Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee this year.

Gerald Crabb is a multi-award winning songwriter, including several Grammy Award winning songs,
Dove Awards, and repeat winner of the Diamond Award for the Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year.
Over 80 different artists have recorded songs penned by Crabb.

A 2018 winner of the Diamond Awards, Crabb is up for an award yet again this year. The Diamond
Awards will be held on Tuesday evening, October 29, 2019. He will also be teaching a songwriting
workshop on Wednesday morning at Creekside and will be talking about his journey while helping
other songwriters hone their craft. “I am really looking for to being at the Creekside event this year,”
Crabb states. “I am especially excited about presenting my songwriting seminar. I have been blessed
over the years as a writer and I love sharing what I have learned along the way with other artist and
writers.” If you are a songwriter, aspiring songwriter, or would just like an inside look at how a master
songwriter works, this would be a great opportunity. The cost is just $50 and is payable at the door.
As a singer, Gerald Crabb has performed on some of the industry’s most revered stages, such as
Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Colorado, and The Brooklyn
Tabernacle. You can join Gerald Crabb on the main stage at Creekside on Wednesday evening as he
performs some of the songs that have become classics in gospel music. Or join him in a more intimate
setting on Thursday morning at Christian Country at the Creek for a time of worship.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about this legendary songwriter, Creekside is the place to be. Make
your plans to attend October 27-31, 2019, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. You can
purchase VIP tickets for just $25 here, or call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 to purchase them over the
phone and reserve your preferred seating and special welcome gift. Hotel rooms are going quickly, so
call Rob to make your reservation today.


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