Happy February and welcome to this issue of SGNScoops Magazine! We hope you have time to sit down with a warm mug and read everything we have prepared for you. Legacy Five are our cover artists, featured by Justin Gilmore. After more than 15 years, they still have a fresh sound and a fresh story to tell.
Don’t miss the tribute to Joe Moscheo, the stories on Mark Lanier, Shellem Cline, Kelly Coberly, Trevor Conkle, Lineage of David, and the ICGMA. We have updates on Christian music festivals Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Southern Gospel Weekend and Christian Country Expo. Justin McLeod plays word association with members of Promisedland Quartet.
New articles from David Staton, Jennifer Campbell, Laurette Willis, Vonda Easley, Dusty Wells, Kelly Nelon Clark, Roger Barkley Jr., and Selena Day will encourage you.
Most of all we hope this magazine will warm you up this winter with the warmth of the love of God. Read, enjoy and share this magazine with all your friends. And don’t forget to vote in the Diamond Awards!
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Los Angeles, Calif. – Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today a deal with Christian comedian, television host and author Chonda Pierce to host three one-hour episodes of “Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families” which is expected to premiere exclusively on Cinedigm’s DOVE CHANNEL in late March leading up to Easter.
Chonda Pierce, often billed as “The Queen of Clean,” will bring her trademark combination of fierce wit and southern charm to the family-friendly episodes. “Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families” will be designed for families to safely enjoy together without worrying about offensive language or subject matter. In addition to Pierce’s opening monologue, each episode will feature four different clean comedians performing individual sets. Like all content on Dove Channel, the series will carry The Dove Foundation’s Seal of Approval.
Since its launch on September 15, 2015, Dove Channel has rapidly generated over 380,000 installations on Android, iOS and Roku, and is also available on Amazon’s Streaming Partners Program. With more than 130,000 registered users and an estimated 20,000 active subscribers already, Dove is gaining strong momentum as the premiere streaming channel for faith and family audiences. In addition to the Dove Channel, Cinedigm also operates streaming channels CONtv and Docurama. In aggregate, Cinedigm’s channels have over 1.6 million downloads and 230,000 registered users, growing over 45% and 277%, respectively, since the end of the last quarter, September 30, 2015.
“Chonda Pierce Presents: Stand-Up For Families” is the first of a new original programming initiative launched by the network. Dove Channel is planning to greenlight several series, both scripted and non-scripted, to premiere on the channel over the next year.
“We are delighted to team up with the gifted Chonda Pierce to create and deliver a fun yet clean comedy series that will appeal to audiences of all ages,” said Bill Sondheim, President of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. “This series marks the next step for Dove Channel, as we ramp up our slate of original productions, and we are excited and proud to be taking that step with Chonda, who understands our Dove audience and brings with her a devoted fan base.”
“It’s not always easy to find good, clean comedy,” said Pierce. “So I am proud to partner with Dove Channel and recruit some of my favorite comedians to help put together a show that will be funny but also reflect positive values.”
“Chonda’s laser-sharp humor and inspirational point of view are right in line with The Dove Foundation’s mission of bringing values-based content to audiences, “ said Dick Rolfe, CEO and Co-founder of the Wyoming, Michigan based group. “Her involvement elevates the series and guarantees that it will be smart, funny and appealing to young and old alike.”
Executive Producers are Pierce and her manager, Andrew Tenenbaum of Creative Management and Productions, along with Bill Sondheim and Yolanda Macias of Cinedigm. Stephen Yake, whose credits include the stand-up special, “Chonda Pierce: I’m Kind of a Big Deal” is the director. The episodes will be filmed at the Contemporary Music Center, in Brentwood, Tennessee, in front of a live audience on February 11th and 12th, 2016.
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Update From Michael Combs: Hi Friends-I just wanted to thank all of you for your continued prayers and support for me and my family.
I have completed my evaluation process for my new kidney. Now I am just waiting. So many have asked if I have any idea when I will get my new kidney. I really don’t. But I can tell you this – this very moment as I am typing this note to all of you there is a
young man from Tennessee being evaluated for a “living donor”. I have got to spend some time with him. He is a fine “Godly Man.” I will sure keep you posted on that.
Another bit of news you might like to know is that I am singing part-time and also working on a “New Album”. Yep I sure am !! We continue to see many souls saved at our concerts and Christians encouraged. It’s been great singing to full venue’s ! God is so good !! All the time !!
Below I will list our February Concerts and hopefully one of these will be close by. We would love to Worship with you !!
Feb. 19 Friday @ 7PM Summerville, SC Deliverance Tabernacle Ministries 843.345.5541 FREE CONCERT
Feb. 21 Sunday@6PM Chuckey, TN Union Temple Freewill Baptist Church 423.416.0308 FREE CONCERT
Feb. 27 Saturday@7PM Coats, NC Coats Baptist Church 919.820.0372 FREE CONCERT
Feb. 28 Sunday@6PM Lumberton, NC East Lumberton Baptist Church 910.739.3358 FREE CONCERT
Visit us @ www.michaelcombs.com And Face Book at MichaelCombsMinistries or DeniseVannoyCombs
Trust Me and don’t be afraid, for I am your Strength and Song. Isaiah 12:2
Michael Combs Ps. 63:3
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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.
VIP seating 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!
March 10-12th at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford, Alabama. Don’t miss this great event!
More info HERE
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Nashville, TN – Ann Downing and her retreat planning committee are readying themselves and the Nashville, TN Airport Holiday Inn to receive attendees for the 25th Annual Middle Tennessee Women’s Retreat (MTWR). The retreat began in 1992 as a shared vision with Ann’s late husband, Paul Downing. Plans were already in progress for the first retreat when Paul suddenly fell ill less than 5 months prior to its start. From a Lexington, KY Critical Care waiting area Ann summoned all her courage to continue with plans for the inaugural retreat. Paul Downing passed away in February before the May retreat dates. “Once Paul moved to Heaven, I never dreamed there would be more than one retreat, but here we are staring at the approaching 25th annual gathering. That’s simply God.”
Keynote speakers for the event include prolific author and former editor of Focus on the Family Magazine, Sandra Aldrich, along with Rev. Michael Benson, author, evangelist, and son of Benson Music Company’s Bob Benson. There are 6 total keynote speaker sessions through the weekend along with 5 different options for breakout sessions. “Middle Tennessee Women’s Retreat is different.” added committee member, Karissa Petty. “We welcome women of all ages and denominational and socio-economic backgrounds. We believe the Bible lays out a clear plan for generational interaction. Accordingly, you’ll find women 80 years of age in a small group with women 40 or 60 years their junior, but don’t let that fool you; the learning goes both ways. That’s just one aspect of MTWR that sets it apart.”
Early registration for the retreat runs through February 15th. Registrations are accepted up to the start of the retreat, but early registration is encouraged. MTWR 2016 runs March 18-20. The Nashville Airport Holiday Inn is located off Briley Parkway. More information can be found on the Ann Downing
Ministries website, www.anndowning.com/mtwr, or by calling the office, 1-877-886-1629.
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The members of The Hoppers are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of February 8. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Butler, Hughes, and Hayes, and Jean reviews new recordings by Cross Pointe and Master’s Voice. An article from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features exclusive concert video of The Downing Family, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Owasso, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of Forgiven Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Sperry, OK.
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Every Sunday at 4:30 PM on KWHB TV47 in Tulsa, OK. That’s Cox channel 9, HD 1009, Dish Network channel 47.
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Happy 25th Anniversary to Karen Peck Gooch!
Watch this awesome video celebrating 25 yrs. The video was done by JW Savage and he was kind enough to allow us to share with our readers…..
We love KPNR!
Watch video here:
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SGN Scoops is excited to premier our first top 40 Christian Country chart. We feel that the genre of Christian Country music is growing at a rapid pace and want to introduce to our readers the wonderful artist who are part of this genre
We also would like to invite you to Christian Country Expo in pigeon Forge Tennessee August 15 through the 18th HERE
Have You Voted In The Christian Country Diamond Awards HERE
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Happy Monday Everyone!!
Matthew 7:12 is the twelfth verse of the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. This well known verse presents what has become known as the Golden Rule.
In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads:
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do
to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. (Wikipedia)
Watch The Nelons sing this message in “Do Unto Others” Here
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