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September 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 20, 2018 – 3:45 pm -

September 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

September 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s September and time to celebrate! At SGNScoops Magazine we are celebrating many anniversaries this month. Join us as we live it up with Les Butler, recounting the ways his 40 years in Southern gospel have been made memorable.

September marks 25 years for Rob Patz and nine years for SGNScoops and we look at how you, our friends and fans, have enriched our lives.
We hope you enjoy this issue which also celebrates the songs of William Lee Golden and the Oak Ridge Boys by John Herndon, and Kody Erwin of the popular young family group, the Erwins, by Erin Stevens.  Discover the Diplomats, the Envoys, and Paul Wilson with the Blind Pig and the Acorn.
All this and so much more! Read SGNScoops again for the first time and hear the love of Jesus Christ echoing in our pages. Thank you for being a part of our lives.
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Hey Y’all Media Adds Charley Lucas

Written by scoopsnews on September 24, 2018 – 4:26 pm -

Heflin, AL (September 24tb ) – Vonda Easley and  Hey Y’all Media announce agreement of radio promotions with very talented soloist, Charley Lucas from Cleveland, Mississippi. The signing took place at The National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee today.

 Regarding the single, Vonda Easley states, “We are honored and excited to do radio promotions for Charley. He is a very talented singer and loves singing for the Lord.”

The single  will be on the next compilation disc coming out in November.

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Happy Birthday to Rob Patz

Written by Staff on September 24, 2018 – 4:31 am -

Happy September birthday Rob Patz

Rob Patz in 2008

Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, hits a milestone today. CEO of Coastal Media, owner of SGMRadio and SGNScoops websites, as well as owner of WPIL.FM, this tireless promoter of gospel music celebrates a huge birthday today. He is also the owner of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, an event that begins its seventh year in less than five weeks.

Rob Patz running the race

Rob Patz running the race

Patz is celebrating his big day with friends at the National Quartet Convention at booth 615. Be sure to stop by and wish him the best during his birthday week.

We would tell you the milestone he has achieved but you will have to ask him that yourself.

Happy birthday Rob!

From your friends at SGNScoops.

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Rooted With Billy Huddleston

Written by scoopsnews on September 23, 2018 – 5:50 am -

Billy Huddleston

Billy Huddleston

Hear the Call…

There is a scene in the gospels where the disciples are arguing over who will be the greatest.  Unfortunately, even today we wonder, “Am I good enough? Surely, the pastors and evangelists are of more value to the Kingdom than me…”  Can I remind you what the Lord did in this situation? Let’s look at the three gospel accounts of this story and see how this scene impacted the disciples who later on wrote the gospels.


“And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them…” – Matthew 18:2

Remember, Matthew is the one writing this scene – Matthew – the tax collector.  In the Jewish culture of that day, a tax collector was hated. (Even more so than today!)  He was employed by the enemy and considered the lowest of the low. Matthew would have been on the same level as murderers and rapists. You can easily imagine that someone like Matthew would not have been welcome to learn from a rabbi or enter a synagogue.


But Jesus stopped before him and said, “You, follow Me.”


The one who was not welcome, Jesus called.


“And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them…” – Mark 9:36


Jesus took the child and embraced him.  Can I remind you that Mark was a quitter?  (In Acts, Mark was with Paul and Barnabas, but walked away from the ministry.)  Maybe, when Mark was writing his gospel and came to this scene, he remembered his restoration to the ministry and how Jesus will even put His arms around a quitter. He shows us that we are embraced by our Father and held in His arms.


“And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him…” – Luke 9:47

Being beside someone in the Bible is a symbol of favor and friendship.  It’s a place of purpose. You are somebody. You have a purpose by His side.  Luke was an outsider who wrote his gospel to outsiders. What we see in this object lesson is this: the one who was once on the outside is now on the inside.  Luke, a gentile, was an outsider no more.
Friends, when other people see no purpose or hope in you, Jesus has called you.  He has called you to Himself. To all the rejected like Matthew, hear the call; to all the quitters like Mark, experience His embrace; to those who feel like you don’t belong, as Luke once did, come in by His side. This is what the Kingdom is about – if you are tired and weary, come to the truth and find relief!


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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 22, 2018 – 4:08 pm -



PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (September 22, 2018) – In less than 24 hours, thousands of Gospel music fans will descend upon the town of Pigeon Forge, TN and surrounding areas for Gospel music’s largest annual event, NQC – the National Quartet Convention!

The 61st Anniversary edition of NQC will take place from Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Over 40,000 people are expected to enjoy the event. Full schedule details may be found at
Organizers, crew and event staff are putting the final touches on Pigeon Forge, TN’s LeConte Center in preparation for a full week of non-stop activities, music, food, fun, and fellowship.
Among the special highlights this year are:
  • Inaugural Appearance by Dr. Robert Jeffress
  • Bill Gaither & the Gaither Vocal Band
  • The Gaither Homecoming Sing-a-Long
  • SGMA Hall of Fame Induction and Benefit Concert featuring the 2018 inductions of Ann Downing, Tracy Stuffle, Mark Trammell, Norman Wilson
  • Singing News Fan Awards
  • Inspiring Chapel services
  • Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Gerald Wolfe’s Hymn Sing
  • Quartet Matinee Extravaganza
  • More than 100 of your favorite Gospel artists
  • and so much more!
In addition, NQC’s main stage will be filled with Gospel music’s best and brightest along with new artists making their mark, including: Hoppers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Tribute Quartet, McKameys, Erwins, Joseph Habedank, Legacy Five, Guardians, Kingdom Heirs, Jeff & Sheri Easter and many more!
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.
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Weekend Word From SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on September 22, 2018 – 5:59 am -

Weekend Word

Jesus is no respecter of persons. It didn’t matter who they were, what they were dealing with, where they came from: He touched them all. That’s Kingdom prerogative. That’s Kingdom Authority. That’s Jesus. That’s the Master Artist at work.


Eventually the day comes to an end and we’re turning it over in our minds:

Jesus is the source of authority. He has authority over the realm of truth.  He displayed his authority over the spiritual realm.  Physical realm?   Yep, authority their too.

Emotional,  relational?   He has authority over every realm.   Hey is the source of authority.

I wonder: what’s keeping you down?   What consuming you?    Tell him at once. He’ll come to where you are. He’ll reach down to you. There’s no P it today. He stronger than the bully and arm of addiction. He’s more powerful than any reft of relationship. He’ll reach all the way down to wherever you maybe. Go ahead, tell him. At once!

( this was taken from the book “Masterpiece” written by Susie Shellenberger and Billy Huddleston)

Susie Shellenberger is a former public high school teacher and youth pastor visit her

Billy Huddleston is in demand as an international speaker and maintains an extensive schedule of speaking 48 weeks a year. His music  is played nationally on Southern Gospel radio, as he currently has a weekly radio program. Visit Billy


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Inner Views of The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music together

Written by Staff on September 21, 2018 – 1:02 pm -

Inner Views of The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music together

The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music together

We are pleased to present the first feature by SGNScoops Magazine writer, Cheryl Smith, as she presents the “Inner Views of the Bontragers.” We are thrilled to have Cheryl as part of the SGNScoops writing team. She enjoys Bluegrass and Appalachian music and brings a fresh look at gospel music from the mountains. 

Inner Views of The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music togetherIt is always such a blessing to come across families who are living for God together, and who are following him and his plan for their lives as a large family unit. When there is bluegrass music involved, it is an even bigger blessing. I am so grateful to be able to share the Inner Views of one such family with you, the Bontragers.

Cheryl: Please tell us about yourselves and your family.
Marlin and Becky Bontrager: Our parents taught us the value of hard work and strong family ties. We raised our family on a farm in rural Kalona, Iowa. We farm half of the year and travel singing and sharing God’s Word the other half.

Inner Views of The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music togetherCheryl:  How and when did the two of you meet?
Becky:  We casually met at a Bible school in Arkansas, then again with some mutual friends a year later, and once more at a conference in Ohio six months later. Total, we had spent probably three hours together, mostly with other friends, but through all this, God put it on Marlin’s heart to go out on a date with me. So about two years after our first meeting, he came to Cincinnati (where I was working at a daycare) to take me out on a date.The rest is history…

Cheryl:  Will you each kindly share with us about your personal Christian testimony?  
Marlin: We both were raised in Christian homes. I was rebellious for my growing up years. I came to Christ at a revival meeting a few months before my 20th birthday.

Inner Views of The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music togetherBecky: I asked God to save me when I was about 14. More recently, I have realized that God’s salvation is free and complete without any help from me. My part is simply trusting him for salvation and then joyfully serving/obeying him every day of my life. It is always the work of the Holy Spirit that draws a person to Christ, but our parents, the church, and a loving home were all instrumental in bringing us to salvation. Surrendering one’s life to Jesus Christ changes everything–it has affected our thoughts about birth control, how we raise our children, our finances, the way we spend our time, etc.

Cheryl:  Please share with us about your children and how God is working in and through their lives.  
Marlin and Becky: God has blessed us with 10 children. Each of them has asked God to save his or her soul. We have no greater joy than to see them walking in truth as they faithfully serve God in various ways. Four of them are now married, but the other six are still at home.

Inner Views of The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music togetherCheryl:  What is your favorite part of having a large family?
Marlin and Becky: A strong family is an incredible witness in a broken society. There are countless benefits to having a large family, but I will only list a few. A large family can complete a large work project very quickly. Family businesses are more easy to run with family members living in the same household. We have the same schedule, can discuss schedule and work while we eat family meals, we take vacations together. We also can have a party without inviting anyone else to join us but when we do hospitality, and we do it a lot both on the road and at home, the preparation and work is shared.

Cheryl:  What is your advice to parents who want to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord?
Marlin and Becky:  Parents must build their homes on God’s Word (Psalm 127.) Home discipleship is vitally important in raising and equipping our children. Deuteronomy 6 commands parents to teach their children as they “walk by the way, lie down, and rise up.” Parents must also be willing to be different and to make hard choices in order to shepherd their families. Discernment is a must. Teach your children to love God, to love his Word, and to love those around them.

Inner Views of The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music togetherCheryl:  How long have you been singing as a family, and how did God lead you to start this ministry?
Marlin and Becky: We have been traveling and singing for 13 years. We began when we were invited to participate in a Prison Crusade in South Carolina. After that first year, we did a few concerts at churches, and the ministry grew from there.

Cheryl:  Will each of you share about a dark time in your life and how the grace of God sustained you and saw you through such difficulty?
Becky:  For me personally, road life has some big challenges, the biggest being insomnia which seems to intensify when I get to bed late, eat certain foods, and am under stress, all of which seems to happen during concerts on the road. God’s grace, again, as in His divine influence on my life and it’s reflections in my life, has given me the strength to be joyful, to remember my words when singing most of the time, and to minister to others no matter how little sleep I get. I remember one lady who said, “It must be hard to live on the bus.” Those kind, understanding words ministered healing and encouragement to my heart. There have also been many acts of kindness along the way–a basket of homemade lotions, etc.
Marlin: My father passed away when I was 18. Although I was an adult at the time, I think that has given me a greater compassion for the fatherless. And while I know death is final, I know there are many men who are living without fathers in the U.S. and I think that would be harder. Letters or text messages I have gotten from brothers or sisters in Christ (that) have encouraged me, have (also) encouraged me to do likewise.

Cheryl:  What is the best marital advice you have ever received?
Marlin and Becky:  An elderly couple at one of our concerts said: “Follow the Owner’s Manual,” the Bible, to have a good marriage. We also have learned a lot from the “Love and Respect” DVD series as well as many other books. We took each of our married children through the “Love and Respect” series before they got married.

Inner Views of The Bontragers: A Bluegrass family making music togetherCheryl:  How can we pray for you?
Marlin and Becky:  You can pray that we would continue to serve God in humility and faithfully follow no matter where He leads us.

A big thank you to Marlin and Becky for sharing their Inner Views here. Find out more at

First published on Homespun Devotions by Cheryl Smith. This feature has been condensed. For the full interview, read

This feature was first published in the SGNScoops Magazine in June 2018.

Cheryl Smith, author of the Inner Views

Cheryl Smith, author of the Inner Views

More on Cheryl Smith….

Cheryl Smith describes herself as a “passionate disciple and follower of Jesus Christ.” She says: “I am married to the sweetest, most patient man for over 30 years…Mama to one miracle son God sent to us after 12.5 years of infertility…Homeschool Teacher who learns way more than I ever teach.I love to spend time with my husband and son in the mountains, sing and play Bluegrass music, and write. I am so thankful for your visit and hope you will visit my blogs: and It is my goal to encourage you in your walk with Jesus and to inspire you to let go of this world for the sake of a higher call.  It is His call that I hope you hear. So compelling, so intense, so far above anything this world has to offer. It is the call His disciples heard as they went about a normal, ordinary day, fishing. It is a call they could not refuse. A call that caused them to drop everything they had and walk away from life as they knew it, without a backward glance. Can you hear it? Are you listening?”

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Sherry Anne appears with Bill Gaither during Deaf Awareness Month

Written by Staff on September 20, 2018 – 12:16 pm -

Sherry Anne with the Gaither Vocal Band #deafawarenessmonth

Sherry Anne with the Gaither Vocal Band #deafawarenessmonth

Recently, gospel music artist Sherry Anne appeared with the Gaither Vocal Band at the beautiful Landmark Theater in Syracuse, New York.

Sherry Anne LIVE DVD Taping April 23rd, Smyrna TN

Sherry Anne

Sherry Anne is an accomplished vocalist, chiropractor, and author, having been a part of the SGNScoops Magazine team in the past. On September 15, she shared the stage with Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band.

“Always such a joy and honor to sing with Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band,” says Sherry Anne. Not only did she grace the stage with the popular group,  she was also invited to share her story, hoping to inspire the audience to keep working toward their dreams.

Overcoming the great hurdles of hearing and speech impairment at birth, Sherry Anne was able to pursue and achieve many goals, obtaining her Doctor of Chiropractic and honing her special vocal talent. She has first-hand experience in the challenges of hearing loss and was thrilled to appear at the GVB concert, able to share her story during #deafawarenessmonth.

A videotaping of the beautiful vocalist’s appearance was obtained and is shown below.

For more information on Sherry Anne’s ministry, click here.

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SGNScoops’ Wacky Wednesday talks about Facebook, hobbies and writers

Written by Staff on September 19, 2018 – 2:43 pm -

Wacky Wednesday title

It’s Wacky Wednesday time!

SGNScoops’ Wacky Wednesday with gospel artists returns this month with some interesting questions for our panel. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers.

Clayton Inman

Clayton Inman of Triumphant

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…

Today we hear responses from Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band, Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision, Wendy Hayes of the Mylon Hayes family, Corey Pearson of the Diplomats, Bob Sellers of the Old Time Preachers Quartet (formerly of the Kingsmen), Pat Barker of the Guardians, Clayton Inman of Triumphant, and Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour.

Jaquita Lindsey

Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour

We are giving them four questions: Favorite hobby you never have time to do; first post showing on your Facebook news feed; favorite devotional author; and favorite songwriter any genre.

Are you ready? Here we go. In no particular order…

Josh Jordan: 1. How is a it a hobby if you never get to do it? My fav hobby is fishing with my family. 2. Randa Jordan (little heart image). 3. I’ve never read a book all the way through. I’d rather go fishing. 4. (King) David, his Psalms are off the charts.

Bob Sellers Joins Old Time Preachers Quartet

Bob Sellers

Gerald Wolfe: 1. Drive through the mountains. 2. Right now, it’s happy birthday to Kimberley Allman (Chris’ wife). 3. Oswald Chambers. 4. Fanny J. Crosby.

Wendy Hayes: 1. Scrapbooking. 2. It is one from the last couple of days, where our family sang and we had so many precious kids come that love gospel music. 3. Priscilla Shirer. 4. Rebecca Peck.

Corey Pearson: 1. Fish and ride four wheelers. 2. Today it was something about the government, so I probably over looked it. 3. That’s a hard one. Most anything by Dr. Johnny Hunt. 4. Dianne Wilkinson, Sonya and Becky of the Isaacs, and Chris Tomlin.

Wendy and Mylon Hayes

Wendy and Mylon Hayes

Bob Sellers: 1. Fish, hunt, camp. Anything outdoors. 2. Lee and Rebekah Mitchell in photos with some group called Gold City. 3. Gary Larson (Far Side). 4. Merle Haggard.

Pat Barker: 1. Sleep. 2. I only do mySpace. 3. Holy Spirit. 4. Dottie Rambo.

Clayton Inman: 1. Golf. 2. A picture post. 3. Max Lucado. 4. Scotty Inman.

Jordan Family Band

Josh Jordan with the Jordan Family Band

Jaquita Lindsey: 1. Be crafty, paint. 2. I don’t ever look at any news. 3. Jentezen Franklin.  4. Jonathan Cain.

Were any of these answers surprising to you? Let us know if you liked this week’s Wacky Wednesday feature and tell us what you would ask your favorite artist.

Pat Barker

Pat Barker

Stay tuned next time for another Wacky Wednesday.

Do you have a question for our artist panel? Send it in to SGNScoops today!

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Corey Pearson of the Diplomats

Corey Pearson of the Diplomats

Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision

Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision

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Written by Staff on September 19, 2018 – 11:08 am -



NASHVILLE, Tenn. – MC1 Nashville recording artist Cherie Brennan’s recent release, “Here I Am,” to Christian radio, is already impacting stations and listeners across the country.

Recently, Cherie completed a radio tour and the single is garnering attention and positive reviews from stations nationwide:

“We loved meeting Cherie on her visit to our station. Her new radio release is a very beautiful and heartfelt song!”
– Isaac Adkins, WEMM Huntington, WV

“Cherie is a wonderful Christian Lady. What I love about Cherie is that sweet spirit. She will bless your heart.”
– Richard Chambers, WGUS Augusta, GA

“Her heart is in her voice and her voice will touch your heart.”
– Rich Bruce, WVRS The Point 90.1, Middletown, VA

It is evident that this song was divinely inspired.

Cherie shares: “One morning, I was feeling totally overwhelmed by an avalanche of problems and just felt lost and afraid. As I sat at my desk praying, I opened my Bible to one of my favorite passages, Isaiah 41:10. It starts out saying, ‘fear thou not, for I am with thee’ and I prayed for God to speak to me, to help me feel His love and protecting care. As I prayed, the words and music to “Here I Am” just poured out. It’s message of God’s eternal presence and tender love comforted me and healed me, right then and there. And my great hope is that it will have the same effect on those who listen to it. Nothing is too hard for God ­– nothing.”

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