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July 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 7, 2016 – 10:48 am -

2016 SGNScoops Magazine

2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Welcome to the July edition of SGNScoops Magazine!  The weather is sizzling and so is this issue! Beginning with the cover story on the Martins, who are hotter than ever on the music scene, our featured artists have stories that will stir the embers of your faith.

Read about the miracle experienced by Thomas Nalley of Gold City, the legendary career of Ed Hill and the rise of the new Dove Brothers. Doug Anderson ‘ s career is also smoking these days with his new solo release and that of Cana’s Voice.  So much more plus encouragement from our devotional writers, radio charts, event updates and CD reviews.

Don’t sweat the summer heat…pick up that cold drink and embrace the refreshment for the spirit found in this issue of SGN Scoops! Print it here or read it here, and tell a friend. SGNScoops Magazine was made for summertime!

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Got Talent?

Written by scoopsnews on July 28, 2016 – 9:07 am -

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Got Talent? Calling all Gospel Artists and Musicians!

The Gospel Music Talent Search will be held at Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend on September 10th in Vernon, Alabama. The talent search begins at 10:00 a.m. at the City Auditorium in downtown Vernon. There is still time to register for the talent search so don’t delay.
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The prize package for this year’s winner includes a 6 song EP valued at $3,000 and includes studio recording time at Studio 115A in Columbus, MS, engineer/producer, mixing/mastering, and two copies of the final mastered project. Also, this incredible package includes advertising in SGN Scoops Magazine and song promotion to national radio by Hey Y’all Media. In addition, the winner will be featured at the Saturday night concert during Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend. Prize package does not include studio musicians or product/CDs. The entry fee is $125. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to come and support the contestants.
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For more information on participation in the Gospel Music Talent Search or Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, email info@macrecords.net or call Dennis McKay at (662) 889-2829 or Rob Patz at (360) 933-0741. This even is sponsored by M.A.C. Records, SGN Scoops, Hey Y’all Media, and the City of Vernon.


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Atlanta Street Baptist Singing this Weekend!

Written by scoopsnews on July 28, 2016 – 7:04 am -

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WE ARE HAVING GREAT SUNDAY NIGHT SINGINGS AT ATLANTA STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, 340 S. ATLANTA ST., ROSWELL, GA. PASTOR IS JAMIE CALDWELL WHO FORMERLY SANG WITH THE DIXIE MELODY BOYS AND ANCHORMEN. JEFF NUNNALLY IS MUSIC DIRECTOR AND LAMAR NEWTON IS ON THE PIANO. THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, JULY 31 AT 6:00 PM WE WILL HAVE HOPES JOURNEY FROM HEFLIN, AL. YOU WILL CERTAINLY ENJOY THE GROUP WITH VONDA EASLEY, VOICE OF STRICTLY SOUTHERN SHOW ON WPILFM RADIO. ALSO WITH THE GREAT TENOR VOICE JACKY FORTNER FROM GAINESVILLE, GA. NO TICKET BUT LOVE OFFERING TAKEN. OCTOBER 9 WE WILL HAVE THE SHARPS QUARTET FROM FORT PAYNE, AL.

DON’T FORGET AUGUST 20 CONCERT AT SHILOH HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, KENNESAW, GA WITH KAREN PECK & NEW RIVER, JIM BRADY TRIO AND CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH AUGUST 15 AT $22.00 EACH.

Robert L. York

4030 EBENEZER DRIVE
MARIETTA, GA  30066
    PHONE 770-617-0359

 


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Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater Series Continues Thursday

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 27, 2016 – 10:54 pm -

Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater Series Continues Thursday

Smokehouse Gospel Music
Dinner Theater Series Continues Thursday

Monteagle, TN   The second event in the Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater series is this Thursday Night, July 28th.  The special night of music will feature the Troy Burns Family with special guest, Erica Cookston. Sponsored by Harmony Road TV, the dinner theater is an ongoing series featuring great gospel music along with a home cooked buffet. The events are held at Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse, in Monteagle, Tennessee.

Tickets are available at www.harmonyroadtv.com or at the door. For those who want to stay overnight and enjoy the area’s beauty, there is a 30 percent discount on lodging (hotel or cabins).  Just ask for the Thursday night gospel discount when you call the Smokehouse at 1-800-489-2091. Monteagle, Tennessee is convenient to Nashville, Middle Tennessee, and North Alabama.

Dinner is anytime between 4:30-6:00 Central Time, with the concert starting at 6:00.

Harmony Road TV producer, and event coordinator Roger Spears said “Everyone in attendance enjoyed the inaugural event, which featured Mark Bishop and Aimee’ Garner. The combination of great food, music and fellowship made for a memorable evening.”  He continues, “We know that The Troy Burns Family and Erica Cookston will also provide great memories, and the food will be wonderful, as always!” The buffet features favorites including, bbq, fried chicken, veggies, salad bar, soup, dessert and more.

This Thursday’s concert will be part of the 2016 season that continues through the fall. Each event will showcase top gospel music artists, along with a wonderful buffet, including drink and a special dessert. For more information, email roger@harmonyroadtv.com.


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New Line-up for Hope’s Journey…

Written by scoopsnews on July 27, 2016 – 7:08 pm -

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Cody McCreary

Heflin, AL (July 27, 2016) – Vonda Easley, owner and manager of Gospel artists Hope’s Journey, is thrilled to announce the new line-up of this popular mixed group. Joining Vonda onstage is Cody McCreary from Scottsboro, Alabama, Caleb Kelley from Savannah, Tennessee, and Hillary Snow from Roanoke, AL.


Caleb is 19 years old and sings baritone/lead for the group. Hillary sings high soprano and works with the SGNScoops Social Media team. Newest member, 23-year-old Cody is married to Shae and plays the piano for Hope’s Journey as well as singing occasionally.

Cody has been singing and playing since the age of eight and was formerly with the Freedom Quartet. He was the patriarch of the McCrearys, a Southern/Country Gospel singing group. Cody passed up an offer to tour with a Country artist to join Hope’s Journey. He’s excited about the upcoming tour schedule with HJ. “I can’t wait for Creekside,” says Cody. “It should be the most happening venue this year!”

Vonda is thrilled about her group and her new piano player, who she says is a ‘keeper.’ Hope’s Journey is quickly filling their fall and winter schedule at http://www.hopesjourneyonline.com/ . For more information visit https://m.facebook.com/HJTrio/


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Please Stand In Prayer With Nikki Ellison

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 27, 2016 – 5:15 pm -

Please Stand In Prayer With Nikki Ellison

Please Stand In Prayer With Nikki Ellison

From Nikki Ellison: So broken so crushed reports came it is stage 3 they are preparing to put port on sometimes tomorrow Oncologists will give us further directions tomorrow We still know God is in control we know there’s a reason for this even tho we don’t unerstand why and even tho right now at this point we want to scream out why but we know it’s not ours to question God So we ask to Please continue to Pray for us all.

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CT Townsend: God did it!!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 27, 2016 – 8:24 am -

CT Townsend: God did it!!

CT Townsend: God did it!!

Darnell has been coming to the tent revival in Burlington, NC for days. Brother CT Townsend has been praying for him to be saved. Guess what? God did it!!
Do you have lost loved ones? Will you pray for them to be saved?
God is still in the saving business!

#‎BurlingtonRevival‬

 


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Joy For The Journey Adds Marketing Director

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 26, 2016 – 10:37 pm -

Joy For The Journey Adds Marketing Director

Joy For The Journey Adds Marketing Director

(July 26, 2016) Joy For The Journey radio host Richard Hyssong, is thrilled to announce the addition of Matt Linton as the programs Marketing Director. Matt’s responsibilities will be to oversee the programs sponsorship inquiries, and help with the expansive growth of the program.

“We have seen such growth in the last year, that we felt as a team that we needed to bring Matt on board. His expertise in sales and marketing will help us grow to the next level. He has a background in sponsorship sales, and built a strong company which he sold a few years ago. We have received many emails and phone calls from businesses that want to sponsor the program, and we needed someone with Matt’s skills to handle this part of our ministry.” States Richard.

Over the last eight months Joy For The Journey has developed a strong following. The program can now be heard all of the world.

KNMG radio has announced that the program has tripled its listening audience since May 2016. WVSG out of W. Virginia has posted that Joy For The Journey is their number one show on their network.

Listeners of the program have also voted Richard Hyssong top 5 radio broadcaster in this year’s Diamond Awards.

Last week the program was added to the popular WPIL radio station in Heflin, Alabama. It will air each Saturday from 8 – 10 am as well as 10- 12 pm central.

To sponsor the program in your area, or to be a national sponsor call (832) 392-6076 or email joyforthejourneymedia@gmail.com.


For more information, go to www.joyforthejourney.info  www.thehyssongs.com

 

Joy For The Journey Networks

-WJEH 990 AM GALLIPOLIS, OHIO – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 2PM

-CJRI www.cjrifm.com Fredericton, NB Canada – MONDAY 6-8 PM ATLANTIC

-KWIL www.kwilforchrist.com 790 Albany, OREGON –SATURDAY 6PM

-WTGF www.wtgffm.com 90.5 MILTON – PENSICOLA, FLORIDA – SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 9 PM

-WDYN www.wdyn.com 94.5 FM AND 980 AM CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE –SUNDAY 10 AM

-WAMV 1420 AM www.wamvradio1420.com AMHERST, VIRGINIA – SATURDAYS and Sundays 4pm

-WMDR www.godscountry889.com

88.9 FM – Central Maine area 90.5 FM – Lincoln, ME area  97.1 FM – Sanford, ME area

100.7 FM – Bangor, ME area   91.7 FM – Ellsworth, ME area 100.7 FM – Benedicta, ME area

 -KNMG Radio www.knmgradio.com Sundays 4- 6 pm

-WVSG Radio www.wvsg.com Tuesday’s 10: 30 am and 6:00pm; Wednesdays 6:00 pm; Thursdays 10:30 am and 6:00 pm.

-SOGR Radio www.sogrradio.com Saturdays 2pm

– WPIL www.wpilfm.com Heflin, Alabama Saturdays 8-10 am and 10-12pm


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SGMA Benefit Concert to take place on August 11, 2016 at Sevierville Civic Center

Written by Staff on July 26, 2016 – 8:10 pm -

SGMA benefit

SGMA benefit

A Benefit Concert to raise funds for the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and Museum, (located inside Dollywood) will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Sevierville Civic Center. The SGMA is well recognized for their efforts in preserving the history of Southern Gospel music. Come out and join us for a wonderful evening to celebrate the music we love, and support the SGMA as they continue to preserve the legacy left by so many who have contributed to the rich heritage we enjoy.

 

JP Miller, host of the “Smoky Mountain Gospel Jubilee” radio show on Praise 96.3 will be the emcee.

Bowling Family

Bowling Family

The Bowling Family and Freedom Quartet, both outstanding artists in the gospel music industry, will provide musical entertainment. The Bowling Family is one of Southern Gospel Music’s hottest groups, leading the national charts with number one songs. Mike Bowling’s voice is one of the most recognizable voices in Christian music today. His bride, Kelly became known during her years traveling with her siblings, The Crabb Family. The Bowlings are currently featured in a display at The SGMA museum with their daughter, Hope, who is the third vocalist in the group. Hope Bowling is the youngest person in gospel music history to have a number one song.

 

Freedom Quartet holds a special respect for The SGMA as group owner, John Rulapaugh is a member of The SGMA Board of Directors. Freedom is noted for their traditional male quartet sound and currently tours full time across the United States and internationally.

 

Freedom Quartet

Freedom Quartet

This will indeed be a special night of Southern Gospel Music and with limited space, is expected to sell out quickly. The concert will be held at the Sevierville Civic Center, located on Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the concert begins at 7:00 pm. Come early to enjoy dinner from the concession stand. There will be a silent auction, as well as a large selection of memorabilia from your favorite Southern Gospel icons for sale.

 

Tickets are $10 general admission and $20 for “Artist Circle” tickets. A limited number of special VIP tickets (only 40 available) can be purchased for $50. VIP passes include special reserved seating, vouchers for the concession stand, a free T-shirt, and a complementary gift bag with $100 worth of Southern Gospel Music gift items. Tickets are available at the Praise 96.3 studio located in Knoxville, by calling (865) 908-4040, or online here

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Mark Trammell Homecoming….

Written by scoopsnews on July 26, 2016 – 7:23 am -

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This Weekend! The Mark Trammell Homecoming at  Hill Crest Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama.

Don’t Miss it!


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GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band Is Better Than Ever…and Better Together

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 25, 2016 – 3:25 pm -

GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band Is Better Than Ever…and Better Together

GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band Is Better Than Ever…and Better Together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band is scheduled to release an all-new studio recording entitled Better Together (Gaither Music Group) on August 26th.

The quintet’s trend-setting harmonies breathe new life into gospel classics and American standards including “Working on a Building,” “Dig a Little Deeper,” “Didn’t It Rain,” “Led Out of Bondage” and more.  The newly-written title cut, penned by group founder and bass singer Bill Gaither, along with Reba Rambo-McGuire, Dony McGuire and Chip Davis, is a timeless anthem that celebrates the power of unity in an age of divisiveness.  Produced by Bill Gaither, group member and tenor David Phelps and Ben Isaacs (Jimmy Fortune, The Oak Ridge Boys), Better Together also features the group’s unique rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend,” a pop treasure previously performed by Carole King, James Taylor and others.
“This current line-up of voices is capable of doing about any style of music out there,” stated Gaither, “but we have stayed with the classics on this recording, and we are singing songs that have stood the test of time and will for many years to come.  And Gloria has done it once again.  She has created a moving lyric to the classical favorite ‘Aura Lee’ and it is very, very special.
“We have heard it said that our strength lies in our diversity.  But I’ve come to believe that our strength lies in coming together in spite of our differences.  I still believe that there is more that unites us than divides us, and I believe the songs on this recording celebrate the things that bring us together.
“Our nation’s motto, which is printed on our currency, is E pluribus unum, which means ‘out of many, one.’  This is something we believe in as a group.  We each bring our part to create beautiful harmony, and we are truly better together than we are individually.”
For over three decades Gaither has been bringing together some of the most well-respected gospel music vocalists, creating the benchmark tradition of the renowned Gaither Vocal Band.  Members David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Todd Suttles, Adam Crabb and Gaither continue the group’s streak of award-winning line-ups, showcasing intricate vocal arrangements and intimate blends with this new release.
Creating unity with diverse talent has become a lifelong trademark for Gaither, who is a six-time GRAMMY® Award winner and a 41-time Gospel Music Association DOVE Award winner. He has hosted one of the largest concert tours in the Christian music industry for over two decades, joining the hands of artists, old and young, bridging generational gaps and varying musical preferences.
Better Together comes on the heels of the group’s Sometimes It Takes a Mountain and Happy Rhythm DVD releases, which debuted at the #1 and #2 spots respectively on the Music Video Sales chart according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Gaither Vocal Band was awarded Southern Gospel Artist of the Year at the 2015 GMA DOVE Awards, and they were nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album at the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards.
The Hall of Famers are seen regularly on 17 different TV networks that carry the Gaither Gospel Hour weekly.  Songs from Better Together will air on PBS, RFD, TBN, DIRECTV, Gaither Television Network (DISH TV Channel 276), AT&T U-Verse, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and GaitherTV (available on the internet, Roku TV, Sony TV and Google TV).  The product campaign will also air in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.
Better Together will be featured in Homecoming Magazine, on gaither.com and on the Gaither YouTube channel, which garners over 15 million views monthly.  The recording will be distributed through Capitol Christian Distribution and will be available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.
For a SNEAK PREVIEW of Better Together, visit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLie9ZzeqcQ
For further information regarding the Gaither Vocal Band, please visit www.gaither.com or connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gaithermusic or on Twitter: @gaithermusic.

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