Bev McCann


Creekside Gospel Music Convention

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 5, 2018 – 12:24 pm -

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy New Year from all of us at SGNScoops Magazine. We are pleased to join you in anticipation of a great year in Gospel Music.

As we look ahead and wonder about the artists and songs that God will use to make a mark on our lives, one group stands out in particular.  It is our cover feature, the Jordan Family Band. One listen to their live Facebook presentation every Wednesday night and you will see the joy, enthusiasm, compassion and faith that radiates from this lovely family. Sarah Murray introduces us to the members of the JFB and helps us discover why they are skyrockets in Southern Gospel Music.
This month we also treat you to a large sampling from the camera of Craig Harris. Charlie Griffin talks about the major concerts coming up across the States this winter. Erin Stevens interviews Chris Taylor, a young gentleman that had a close brush with death. Randall Hamm reviews new music and Vonda Easley talks to DJ Ron Foster.
All this plus our radio charts, an update on the Southern Gospel Weekend coming up soon and a brief look at Creekside. Don’t miss special thoughts by Selena Day, Rob Patz and myself as we consider the impact of a new year and a new season.
Are you ready for 2018? Let us help you get in the groove. Read the January issue of SGNScoops Magazine and let the love of God expressed in its pages  bring you encouragement and inspiration. Don’t forget to share it with a friend.
Thoughts or questions? Please email me at today. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Congrats to Adam and Kaitlyn Crabb

Written by scoopsnews on January 23, 2018 – 5:52 pm -

Looks like Congratulations are in order….We at SGN Scoops want to say Best Wishes and Congratulations !

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Master’s Promise Announce Release of Still The Blood with Repainted Tour

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 23, 2018 – 10:43 am -

Master’s Promise Announce Release of Still The Blood with Repainted Tour

Master’s Promise Announce Release of Still The Blood with Repainted Tour

TRENTON, Mich. – Up and coming Gospel trio Master’s Promise expects great things for February 3, 2018. That Saturday will see the release of the group’s latest recording and start date for the hotly anticipated tour in support of the release.

The group’s new recording, entitled Still The Blood, is the follow-up to the group’s breakout debut Choices. That recording spawned off several charting singles and earned the group its first ever Absolutely Gospel Music Award nomination last week. Still the Blood is also the debut recording with new vocalist Jamie Streeman.

“As I was writing for the album, I began to notice a common thread that ties all of the songs together—the Blood of Christ. I then quickly realized that the Blood is the thread that ties together everything we’ve ever done. It’s the heartbeat of our ministry, and the life to the message we bring,” shares Rachel Sancricca, writer of five of the ten songs on the album. “Our lives have been in one big season of change for over a year now, and during that time, writing these songs brought me so much peace and comfort. Even in the face of positive change, fear would still rise up to challenge my faith. And it was through that battle that Christ armed me with the Truth I needed to be victorious: Jesus Christ never changes, yet He changes everything. I found Him to be my constant, while at the same time, He was the orchestrator of the constant change in my life. And more importantly, in my heart. His Blood has not lost its Power. It still conquers fear, defeats death, and washes away all shame. It is always faithful—and sometimes that means washing away everything we know, to make something new.”

The breakout group will also launch its Repainted Tour in support of the new project on February 3, 2018. It will also mark the first official concert with new member Jamie Streetman. Since the official announcement of the former Paul’s Journey lead singer’s addition to the group, anticipation has been rising, in hopes of new music from one of Singing News Magazine’s Favorite New Artists of 2017.

Now with a confirmed new album, with the launch date soon approaching, 2018 is gearing up to be a groundbreaking year for Master’s Promise.

To purchase Master’s Promise music go to :

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Written by Staff on January 22, 2018 – 11:12 am -


Chapel Valley Song Publishing adds writers in 2018

Sharps Chapel, TN – The Chapel Valley family is growing again!  Gearing up for another very busy year, Chapel Valley has added three phenomenal songwriters to bring some exciting new music to Valley Songs Publishing, a division of Chapel Valley. “Our family of artists has grown, and we are blessed to produce a wide variety of music with the diverse talent God has blessed our family of artists with,” said CEO, Shane Roark.”

Barbara Lister Williams - writer at Chapel Valley Songs

Barbara Lister Williams – writer at Chapel Valley 

Barbara Lister Williams inherited her love for music from her father, legendary Mosie Lister, who taught her to appreciate and analyze the structure and beauty of all types of music. She shared many writing projects with her father and her worship songs have been well-received by her church in Nashville. The Williams family recently moved from Nashville, TN to Norfolk, VA. Barbara has retired from a 20-year teaching career and is looking forward to focusing on songwriting now. Barbara shared, “I am honored and eager to serve with these fine people at Chapel Valley, and praying for an exciting and productive 2018!”

Phil Morgan is a world-renowned singer/songwriter who has traveled with his wife, Pam, for 22 years, doing over 120 concerts each year. They reside in Missouri and have two beautiful daughters. Phil’s songs have been featured on television shows such as Oprah, Montel, The 700 Club, Discovery Health Network, TBN, INSP, 3ABN, Purely Music and more. “I am very excited to work with the great folks at Chapel Valley. My greatest desire in songwriting and in life is to represent God with quality and integrity, so Chapel Valley is a perfect fit for me. I can’t wait to see how God will use our partnership to reach people with His message of hope,” stated Phil.

Phil Morgan - writer at Chapel Valley

Phil Morgan – writer at Chapel Valley

Amber Maxwell began singing at the tender age of two and penned her first song at only five years old. She and her husband, Rev. Charles Maxwell have four sons and reside in Rome, GA. Amber shared, “I am honored to serve as a staff writer for Valley Songs Publishing. I’m praying that 2018 will be a very productive year as we work together to further the kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!” Amber’s songwriting career was launched 15 years ago when she partnered with Peck Music Publishing. Over the years, groups such as The Crist Family, The Mylon Hayes Family Lindsey Graham, The McKameys, Josh and Ashley Franks, The Ferguson Family, The Hyssongs, the Goulds and many more notable groups have selected songs from her library.

“I am extremely excited to be working with this talented group of writers, says Jack Allen, Director of Publishing for Valley Songs Publishing. Each have their own unique qualities to bring to the table. They are not only talented, but are great people with hearts focused upon our Lord. Each have a proven track record of producing excellent songs, and we cannot wait to see what comes from putting them together in the same room!”

Jack Allen with Amber Maxwell of Chapel Valley

Jack Allen with Amber Maxwell of Chapel Valley

These incredible writers join Gina Vera on staff. Gina has written and co-written several hit songs over the years, including The Bowling Family’s “Mourning into Dancing,” which topped the charts at number one. Stay tuned for some incredible music from these writers and artists, presented to you by Chapel Valley. Visit us on Facebook to hear who’s in the studio and listen to an occasional sneak preview of some of the music you’ll hear on the radio in a few months!

Visit Chapel Valley online here.

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VIP Ticket For Southern Gospel Weekend?

Written by scoopsnews on January 22, 2018 – 8:56 am -




Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford,Alabama is just around the corner.

General admission is still Free, however if you would like to be a VIP, get in touch with Vonda at 256-310-7892 or email

VIP seating For Southern Gospel Weekend is in the floor area just in front of the stage. Other VIP perks includes free gifts every night for our special VIP guests. A goodie bag will be waiting for you when you arrive!

Southern Gospel Weekend March 1-3rd at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford, Alabama. Don’t miss this great event!

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 21, 2018 – 10:44 pm -



NASHVILLE, Tenn.  Nashville Christian Songwriters, a coaching and resource company dedicated to empowering Christian songwriters worldwide, has announced its first ever NCS Song Power Week, a Facebook Live event launching Monday, January 22, 2018, and running through Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. – noon.

“NCS Song Power Week 2018 is the first week-long songwriting event of its kind on Facebook Live,” says John Chisum, founder and managing partner of Nashville Christian Songwriters. “Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with powerful insights and inspiration for your songwriting from amazing artists, songwriters, publishers, and industry influencers. If you’re stuck as a songwriter wondering how you’ll ever get inspired again, don’t miss Don Moen, Ginny Owens, Cheri Keaggy, Cindy Morgan, Jordy Searcy from The Voice Season 7, Jon Thurlow from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Jared Anderson, Solveig Leithaug, Jennifer McGill, and many more great songwriters on NCS Song Power Week 2018!”
From 11 a.m. through noon (CT) each day from January 22 – 27, 2018, NCS Song Power Week will go Live on the NCS Facebook Fan Page (, bringing participants as much power-packed inspiration and quick interviews with CCM artists, songwriters, and industry personnel as can fit into the one-hour session each day. In addition to providing invaluable information from established Christian songwriters and guest artists, participants will have the opportunity to interact live, and ask questions. To top it off, there will be daily giveaways as the NCS Song Power Week ramps up to the Grand Prize, which will be announced during Saturday’s session.
“Our goal for the NCS Song Power Week is to give participants access to the insights and training needed to become successful Christian songwriters,” explains Chisum. “And the best part is, the event is absolutely free!”
To learn more about NCS Song Power Week and Nashville Christian Songwriters, visit

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Train Up A Child…..

Written by scoopsnews on January 21, 2018 – 7:50 pm -

Sometimes things are just too cute not to share…..

This is Bro. CT Townsend and his son Tucker….

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Prayers for Yvonne Dodrill and Family

Written by scoopsnews on January 21, 2018 – 11:27 am -

From Yvonne(The Dodrill Family)

I had the honor of sitting at my mom’s beside as she crossed the finish line at 10:36 this morning. She was surrounded by most of her family and some very close friends. We sang, and laughed, and cried; it was exactly as she would’ve wanted it to be! She died as she lived- with grace! The Peace that passes all understanding permeated the room during the whole process! WOW! How do people died without the Promise of Heaven?!? Mom, I WILL see you again. Look for me! I love you!

Last night we prayed for her miracle, today she received it!


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Remembering The McGruders

Written by scoopsnews on January 21, 2018 – 6:15 am -

For our current readers that were not around to experience the McGruders, Carroll’s songs have remained strong including a #1 hit for Triumphant Quartet years ago; “Saved By Grace”. And for others not familiar with the McGruders, you are certainly familiar with the catalog of hit songs written by Carroll McGruder.

This one-

“I’m Going Home With Jesus” – Undoubtedly the most popular McGruders song. Was the McGruders only career #1 song on the Singing News chart.


Today , We Celebrate The McGruders!

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Prayers Needed for Many Southern Gospel Artists

Written by scoopsnews on January 20, 2018 – 3:24 pm -



Please pray for Tony Dean

Please pray for Tony Dean

Latest on Tony from Wife, Tina:

The beautiful man of God in this photo whose heart beating sounds so amazing to me needs a miracle!!!!! We have so many wonderful praying family, friends and fans!!! And we are coming to you with an update that has been a huge disappointment. After having the echocardiogram the doctors said that Tony HAS to have a valve replacement. But that his heart is so worn out that it makes the mortality rate for dying on the table much higher. That if the surgery is a success, he may not regain the heart muscle that he has lost. Please!!!! We desire your prayers!!!!! Somebody needs to reach the Throne of God for him!!!! Please ask everyone you know to pray and fast. We know that our God is more than able!!!! And we know that he hears the cries of His children!!!! Please Cry out for me on his behalf!!!!! We love and appreciate each of you and we will never forget the love you have shown us!!

Please Pray For Mike Watson

Please Pray For Mike Watson

Latest on Mike Watson from Group Exodus:

Mike Watson, one of the founding members of Exodus, from Gadsden, Al had a follow-up visit this week with his doctors about his previous Cancer. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we tell you the Cancer has returned and the diagnosis is incurable.
There will be no Chemo or Radiation treatments.
Mike chooses to spend his days with family, friends, attending his home Church and attending sings with the gospel group God Placed him in some 6 years ago.

Message from Mike:
Though we may not always understand God’s will, we know that Gods will and timing are perfect.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Though this is a very trying time for myself and my family, our faith has NOT Weakened

NEW Ladonna Bates Update

Latest From Tim Bates on Mother  In Law, Janet Nye:

Please Pray! LaDonna’s Mom is being rushed to the hospital. She had a heart attack today.

Latest From Yvonne: (The Dodrill Family)

Please Pray for My Mom. We need a Miracle!


Will you please join us in prayer for these great folks? We at SGN Scoops are praying. God is still on the throne and still in the miracle making business.

James 5:15

And The Prayer of Faith Shall Save The Sick…..

Keep Updated HERE


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Weekend Word From SGN Scoops “Are YOU a Person Of Prayer?”

Written by scoopsnews on January 20, 2018 – 9:25 am -

Weekend Word

Weekend Word From SGN Scoops “Are YOU a Person Of Prayer?”

“‘Now Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.’ So, Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. … It came about at the seventh time, that he said, ‘Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.’ And he said, ‘Go up, say to Ahab, “Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’”

1 Kings 18: 41, 42 & 44

What does it take to become a person of  prayer and faith like Elijah?

  1. Righteousness. (James 5:15) To be righteous means to be right with God, walking with and trusting God – even when it isn’t popular. James tells us that the prayer of a righteous man accomplishes a lot.
  2. Persistence. (James 4:2b) Elijah prayed persistently in God’s will – and this is key. Too often we pray for things we want rather than things God wants. It comes down to the motives behind our prayers – is it about ME or about GOD?
  3. Faith. Elijah prayed with great faith. From overcoming the prophets of Baal (850 of them to 1 of him), to informing the King of Israel that he better hurry on home before getting caught in the storm when it hadn’t rained in over three years – Elijah had incredible faith.

Today, what our homes and families, churches and communities need now more than ever before are people who pray powerful prayers.  Just like Elijah, an ordinary man who believed in an extraordinary God. You too can become a person of powerful prayer. (Right From The Heart Ministries- One Minute Devotions)

Have a Great Weekend!

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