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February 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 5, 2015 – 7:06 pm -

February 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

February 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s February and time to grab your coffee, snuggle up by the fire and read all the great stories in this edition of SGNScoops Magazine. We know we have enough captivating features to keep you reading until you are warm and toasty!

Our cover feature celebrates the life of Lari Goss. If you didn’t know the extent of Goss’ accomplishments, I know that this feature by Jennifer Campbell will enlighten you. If you knew and loved this gentleman, we hope that we have done his life justice.
Some of the other artists and Gospel music notables highlighted this month include Matt Felts and the Lesters, Austin Whisnant, the Revelation Trio, the Hall Sisters, Higher Hope and Les Butler. Our feature writers have done a wonderful job! I hope you will find these great folks on Facebook and show them some love (but not in a creepy way!)…
I had a good interview with Wilburn and Wilburn and talked with them about their music and their family lives. We talked about love and relationships, in honor of Valentine’s Day. You will also find interesting features from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church and from Lynn Mills our Event Planner. Dean Adkins highlights Church Quartets. Visiting with us in our Pastors Corner is Ed Smith, with a great article on the purpose of music in the life of a Christian.
The Southern Gospel DJ’s play such a large part in our music, that we are happy to salute a new one every month. Vonda Easley shines the spotlight on ReJeana Leeth, who has a great story that you need to read.
Thanks to all of you who read SGN Scoops and pass it along to others. The best way to let us know you like us is to share this issue with five of your social media friends. You can download the February SGN Scoops
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Mark Trammell Quartet on SGN Scoops TV

Written by Staff on March 4, 2015 – 11:52 am -

Marcie Gray caught up with the busy Mark Trammell Quartet on the Singing at Sea Cruise in February. Enjoy this quick catch-up with one of Southern Gospel’s favorite male quartets. Click on the picture below to watch this video.

For more information on the Mark Trammell Quartet click HERE.

For new features by Marcie Gray and other writers, read the latest SGN Scoops digital magazine here.

Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell Quartet – Click here for a live interview!


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11th Hour: 2014 Sunrise Diamond Award Winner featured on the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on March 4, 2015 – 11:12 am -

11th Hour Credit: Randi Radcliff

11th Hour Credit: Randi Radcliff

We are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category. The Sunrise Award is given to a new or developing full-time artist who has seen major growth in their career, as evidenced by airplay or personal appearances during the past year. Nominees in this category must have released their debut single only two years prior to the eligibility date of January 1, 2015. This award is a once-in-a-lifetime honor and can be presented to any artist in the Southern, Country or Bluegrass Christian music genres.

On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014 Sunrise Diamond Award was 11th Hour, whose debut album in October 2o12 was Steppin’ Out. They followed that up with Picture This in June 2014. They have also been nominated for awards by the Singing News and Absolutely Gospel. 11th Hour has had several charting songs such as “Steppin’ Out,” “Adam’s Fall,” “Room With A View,” and “How Will You Plead.”

Who will you decide to nominate this year?

The 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!

 

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to vote for your favorite nominees today.

The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In
this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/

The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.


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Hearts of Faith to appear at the Tom Burress Memorial Concert

Written by Staff on March 4, 2015 – 10:19 am -

imageThe Tom Burress Memorial Concert will be held on the exact day two years ago that Tom Burress went to glory. The singing will take place on Friday night, May 22nd, 2015 at 6:00 PM in New Carlisle, OH, the city and state in which Tom lived and passed away. Guests include Hearts of Faith, The Knight Family, Ron Brewer, Allen Coleman, Ron Cheney and Divine Destiny. Each artist has recorded or sung Tom’s songs and nothing else will be sung but Tom Burress’ songs. Stories and memories will be shared about Tom, including contributions from his wife Vonda and their daughter Amber. Come out and pay tribute to Tom Burress. For more information contact Vonda Burress at 937-308-9210.

For information on the ministry of the Burress Family visit their website HERE. See their facebook page here.


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T. Graham Brown’s ‘Forever Changed’ Now Available in Cracker Barrel Stores

Written by Staff on March 4, 2015 – 9:00 am -

T Graham BrownFranklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) March 5th,  2015 –  T. Graham Brown’s latest Grammy-nominated album Forever Changed has hit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations. The critically acclaimed album features collaborations with some of the top Country artists in the music business including Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Jimmy Fortune. Brown also channels his Gospel side with collaborations with Christian singers Jason Crabb, Sonya Issacs, Three Bridges, among others.”I’m so excited that ‘Forever Changed’ is in the CrackerBarrel restaurant and stores! It’s our favorite place to stop when we’re out on the road” said an excited T. Graham Brown. “We love the food and it’s so much fun to shop and look at all the “cool stuff” in the store. I always check out the CD rack, and to have my album there is a dream come true.”

In an industry where you have stories each and every day concerning declining sales, the music program atCracker Barrel Old Country Stores continues to thrive, as it begins its’ second decade. The company is responsible for top ten albums by such Country Music Hall of Fame members as Alabama and Kenny Rogers, and also partnered up with the iconic Dolly Parton for her 2012 An Evening With Dolly CD / DVD package, which is the program’s only RIAA Gold selling project. In 2015, the 600-plus location restaurant chain resumed its’ success story by teaming up with Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley for his Man Of Constant Sorrow disc, which featured collaborations from a wide variety of artists, such as Lee Ann Womack and Elvis Costello. The set debuted on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart at #2, and also gave Stanley his highest ranking ever on the magazine’s Country Album chart, entering the list at No. 14.

In addition to a Grammy nomination in 2015 for “Best Gospel Roots Album,” Brown has also garnered some of the strongest ink of his career. He is set to appear in Country Weekly, in an issue that will hit newsstands later this month. Other features include Billboard, CMT, The Examiner, Power Source (which Brown graces the cover for February), and many more.

Track Listing:
1. He’ll Take Care Of You (with Vince Gill)
2. From A Stronger Place
3. Soul Talk (with Jason Crabb)
4. Forever Changed
5. Shadow Of Doubt (with Leon Russell)
6. The Power Of Love (with Jeff & Sheri Easter)
7. Out Of The Rain
8. People Get Ready (with Jason Crabb, Leon Russell, Steve Cropper, The Oak Ridge Boys)
9. Pillow Of Mercy (with The Booth Brothers)
10. Midnight Rainbow (with Three Bridges)
11. Which Way To Pray (with Sonya Isaacs)
12. How Do You Know (with The Oak Ridge Boys)
13. Wine Into Water (with Jimmy Fortune)

About Forever Changed:
Co-produced by Mark L. Carman and T. Graham Brown, recorded and mixed by Joe Carrell, Forever Changed is comprised of thirteen tracks featuring guest vocal appearances by popular, award-winning artists Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Leon Russell, Jason Crabb Jeff & Sheri Easter, Steve Cropper, The Booth Brothers, Three Bridges and Jimmy Fortune. The lineup of talent collectively boasts 26 Grammys and 37 Dove Awards. Forever Changed was nominated for “Best Roots Gospel Album” and was released by Mansion Entertainment with distribution through Sony/RED on January 27th, 2015.

About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded over thirteen studio albums and charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard charts. Three of these singles reached number one and eight more reached the top ten. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots. This past year his appearance in the concept video for “Working on A Building” with Marty Raybon,Jimmy Fortune and Trace Adkins was aired across multiple national television networks. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.

For more, visit www.TGrahamBrown.net

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SHILOH HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH to host The JIM BRADY TRIO in Concert

Written by Staff on March 3, 2015 – 12:38 pm -

Jim Brady Trio At SiriusXM

Jim Brady Trio At SiriusXM

The JIM BRADY TRIO will perform at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, Kennesaw, GA on Friday, March 13th, at 7:00 PM.

During Jim’s twelve and a half years with The Booth Brothers, the trio became
a favorite among Southern Gospel audiences, collectively earning more than
100 industry honors and accolades. Jim personally has received eight Baritone
of the Year Awards, as well as three Songwriter of the Year Awards. He has also
written several Number One songs and has enjoyed Dove and Grammy Award
nominations.

In the summer of 2014, Jim and his wife, Melissa felt the time was right to answer a new call and to embark upon a brand new ministry. Thus came the announcement that Jim would be leaving The Booth Brothers to join his wife in forming The Jim Brady Trio.

With the complete support of long time friends, Ronnie and Michael Booth, Jim and Melissa began the search for just the right ministry partner. They found him in the form of multi-talented singer/musician, Tim Parton.

Like Jim and Melissa, Tim has spent the past several decades traveling with some of the industry’s most gifted and talented individuals. He toured with the legendary Speer Family, as well as Gospel Music icon, Vestal Goodman, in addition to The Lesters, Gold City and Legacy Five. He is an extraordinary producer and arranger and has been regularly featured on the popular Gaither Video Series. “We can’t think of a nicer guy to have on our team,” Melissa shares. “He has such a smooth, warm, mellow voice and is such a  great producer and arranger. We feel very blessed to have him as the third member of The Jim Brady Trio.”

The main thing that Jim and Melissa, also a talented singer-songwriter, want people to know is:“What we do is always and only about the Lord and telling others about Him. When we write and when we sing it is our desire and our goal, first and foremost, to lift Him up in praise.”
Plan now to attend and enjoy this first concert in Georgia by the Jim Brady Trio.
Tickets available at the door at 75 Hawkins Store Rd., Kennesaw, GA.
For more information call Robert York at 770-617-0359
Find out more about the Jim Brady Trio HERE
Read a feature from SGN Scoops digital magazine on the Jim Brady Trio HERE

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The Jim Brady Trio Takes A Leap…Of Faith

Written by Staff on March 3, 2015 – 12:18 pm -

Jim Brady Trio

Jim Brady Trio

Twelve years. Jim Brady spent more than 12 years of his life singing, sharing, laughing and living with the Booth Brothers. His mellow baritone and incredible range made him fit in the group like another brother. However, beginning January 1, 2015, he followed God’s call to begin his own journey with his wife Melissa, and Tim Parton. So the obvious question is…why?

“Well it’s been a dream of (mine),” Brady begins. “My wife and I actually sang together as The Shulers. Her father was an evangelist, and we did revivals, crusades and churches; a little bit of concert work and a lot of church work.”

After 10 years, Melissa’s father came off the road. Jim and Melissa continued as The Shulers with a man who would play a role in Jim’s future: Paul Lancaster. Then came the call that would alter Jim’s life significantly. The Booth Brothers asked him to fill in until they found another singer.

“After about three weeks of filling in, my wife came to me and said, ‘you know what, if you think that’s where God wants you, then I’m behind you.’ The Bradys had just built a home close to her parents and Melissa’s father was ill. Jim wasn’t sure it was the right thing to do. In fact, he didn’t even consider it.

“Melissa said, ‘you know my home is wherever you are and if you feel like this is God opening a door for you, I don’t want to hold you back.’ We felt like God had opened up a great door and I didn’t realize He was doing that, because I was truly just going to help the guys because I loved them and respected them. So, after a few weeks of filling in I said to the guys, ‘If you guys are interested, you know, I’d be interested.’” Then Michael and Ronnie Booth admitted that they hadn’t actually auditioned anyone else. Jim Brady was officially a Booth.

Jim Brady Trio At SiriusXM

Jim Brady Trio At SiriusXM

“The first night I ever sang with the guys was with the Gaithers in Nashville. I met Bill on stage, in front of all those people.” Jake Hess was there, and told Brady that he really “fit” with the Booths. “That was a great compliment. You know, I’m nervous, I’m around all these heroes of mine and Mosie Lister, the great legendary songwriter, said to me: ‘you could be a (Booth) Brother, you sound like a Brother.’” Terrific compliments, from a couple of gentlemen who embodied Gospel music.

Jim Brady had an amazing start with the trio that would take his voice and his music to the top of the charts and to the heart of every listener. Many thought the three men would continue on until they rode off into the sunset together.

One of those, however, was not Michael Booth. “It’s one of these things that we always knew was a possibility because he had his own group before he came with us. So we are just grateful for the amount of years we got,” says Michael. “You can’t fault a guy for wanting to be working with his wife! She has spent an enormous amount of time alone. With our [Ronnie and Michael’s] wives, we have children. Ronnie’s are grown and out of the house, but my wife home schools our kids and although it is hard for her to do that job by herself, she is not alone. She has the burden of being the guy and the gal, raising our kids by herself. But for Melissa it got pretty lonely.”

Michael immediately adds, “We want to make sure everybody understands that it was not a situation where Melissa talked her husband into quitting the Booth Brothers. That was NOT the case. I think it was Jim realizing that if he was ever going to do it, he needed to do it now. We are just grateful we got almost 13 years to sing with him.”

Scoops staff with Booth Brothers

Scoops staff with Booth Brothers

Brady knew it was the right time. “I felt like God was really putting it on Melissa’s and my heart to do this ministry. God has opened up doors for her and I, the last couple of years. It was hard to tour with the Booth Brothers and then do what we wanted to. We have a Ladies’ Ministry and conferences that she does. We do a lot of traveling together, banquets and marriage conferences.”

The Booth Brothers were doing 150 concerts a year, which kept the Bradys apart for 200 days a year. “The reason ‘now’ is the right time is because first of all, I’m not getting any younger, and we cherish the moments we have together. We can now minister and do what God has called us to do – together – for those 200 days. You can’t get those back.”

How does it feel to begin again? “It’s a leap of faith, it’s exciting, it’s crazy and it’s hectic right now, but I feel like it’s the right thing. Once we made that decision, we just had peace that God was leading every step of the way.”

“It’s hard to leave. This is a great job! When you think about the familiar and the safe and it’s all laid out for me; all I do is walk on the bus.” With the Booth Brothers, everything was provided that the Jim Brady Trio may not have at the first, from the sound engineer to the driver to the product person. “I just walk on stage and they hand me my mike and I sing, and it’s very easy. It’s awesome, it’s been rewarding to do this but I’m in some ways starting over and now it’s all up to me to do all that.”

Sometimes when God asks you to leap, it doesn’t make sense. “You walk through those doors and He provides, and He opens. It’s been amazing the doors He’s already opened, the concerts that are being booked. It’s like the floodgates of heaven have opened up and He’s given us the opportunity that we had hoped for.”

“So you take that leap of faith, and I don’t know why we’re surprised, we know God says He’ll take care of us and walk with us and it’s funny how we’re surprised when He does.” The Jim Brady Trio has signed on with the Harper Agency, the same booking agency that works with the Booth Brothers. The dates are coming in fast.

“Our first date is at Opryland Hotel with Legacy Five. It’s kind of neat; December 31st is Paul Lancaster’s first day with the [Booth Brothers] and I’ll do a little bit (with them) that night. The very next day is our first date as the Jim Brady Trio. It’s kind of a goodbye and then the start of a new chapter of my life.” On January 4th, the Trio is scheduled to be Dr Charles Stanley’s church. “What a way to start out! God has opened the doors and we hope to walk through them and just be faithful.”

Jim Brady Trio

Jim Brady Trio

The Jim Brady Trio is working hard to get their new music to their audience. They have completed a project that was recorded in four days, over the Thanksgiving break, and Daywind will release it, with the first single to be determined. At press time it was tentatively self-titled, but Brady says that may change.

“We wrote a lot for this project, and a couple of songs were written directly to where we’re at right now in our life (lives). One of the songs is just called, ‘Stepping Out in Faith.’ There’s another one called, ‘The God of What’s to Come.’ We wrote it specifically for what our life is right now. We pulled a few songs that I’ve written through the years that I felt would fit, and what we need for our live performances right now. I did some familiar songs that I’ve written that [people] would know and then we pulled some classics, then the rest are fresh and new.”

Tim Parton

Tim Parton

Brady wanted to make sure all the songs were exactly right for the new Trio. As a prolific songwriting couple, it was hard to decide between all of their ‘babies.’ “You know you kind of love your ‘kids’ the best. We didn’t want to play favorites, so we bounced it off a lot of friends. So Scott Godsey and Ed Leonard, and the people at Daywind have been really helpful to give opinions and ideas of what would be the best. I think we’ve got the right collection. We’re excited!”

At first it was surprising for Booth Brothers’ fans to see who the new voice would be in the Jim Brady Trio, a man who has been known more for his piano work than his vocals. Jim first met Tim Parton when Parton was with the Missouri family group, The Lesters.

“I’ve known him all these years, but we toured together for several years with the Christmas Jubilee tour and then the regular Jubilee tours, because he was part of Legacy Five. When we recorded all those Jubilee projects, he was arranging and producing and we became great friends. Through the years we’ve just worked together; even on some Booth Brother dates, Tim would be opening, playing the piano, and then he’d sing a little.”

 

Jim Brady

Jim Brady

Jim and Melissa invited Parton to join them in their Nashville conferences entitled Something Beautiful. “We’ve worked with him on stage, in the studio, we’ve had him in our home, so we just felt a good connection with Tim. Not only is he an unbelievable talent, he’s also a great singer, and he’s just a great guy. He’s just a great human being; he has a sweet, gentle spirit. We loved him and we knew that the personalities would click. When we started singing, the blend just worked. There’s something magical that happens when three voices blend well together and that’s one of the things that the Booth Brothers have been known for and people love, is that chemistry that those voices have. We actually talked to him about coming before we ever sang together. When we did, it felt right. You know as a singer if you think you can blend with somebody, and then more than that, you got to think about living together on the road in a 45-foot bus or 40-foot motor home.”

“Whatever you’re in, you’re in tight quarters, so you have to be able to get along, work together, and be like-minded in ministry as well as music. We knew that with Tim we would also connect spiritually and in ministry.” The Bradys knew that there would be harmony with Parton on and off the stage.

Jim & Melissa Brady

Jim & Melissa Brady

As exciting as this new leap of faith is for the Bradys, Jim says that there are things he will miss, from the Booths, to their driver, to all the men who work with them. “I’ll miss those moments of fun with these guys. The music has been wonderful. It’s those moments on stage that are so priceless to me: when you feel God working, and you feel the song with the audience. I’ll miss that. I’ll miss the laughs on the bus I’m sure, because we absolutely had a wonderful time.”

“My wife and I love to be together and there’s nothing like it, it’s just wonderful, but I think sometimes you get out with the guys and you laugh a little more and it’s different. We’ll have that too, it’ll just be a different dynamic.”

jim brady trio cover editThe Jim Brady Trio’s goals are much the same as the Booth Brothers’ and as Jim’s personal goals: to bring hope. “It seems like everywhere you turn, people are hopeless; tragedies are happening, and they feel like they have no hope. But we want to remind people that there is hope, there’s always hope in Christ. It’s more than success, if you can help an audience, help a Christian in their walk with the Lord, to know that it’s not just about the here and now. You can remind them of the things we have to look forward to. It’s significant when you help people for eternity; whether it is salvation for those that do not know the Lord, or just encouragement for those who do know the Lord, who are going through a hard time. That’s really what I would love, that would be huge to us if we felt that we could do that successfully. That would be fulfilling for us.”

Find out more about the Jim Brady Trio HERE

Visit the SGN Scoops website to read a follow-up story called Getting Personal with Jim Brady HERE

By Lorraine Walker

First published by SGN Scoops in January 2015. Download this issue HERE.

 

 

 


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LeFevre Quartet on SGN Scoops TV!

Written by Staff on March 3, 2015 – 9:49 am -

SGN Scoops’ reporter Marcie Gray is in conversation with the LeFevre Quartet from the Singing at Sea cruise. Find out about their Cruise diet! For more information on the LeFevre Quartet online click HERE.  For a live performance of the LeFevre Quartet singing “Jesus Save” click HERE. For written features by Marcie Gray and other SGN Scoops writers, read the latest edition of SGN Scoops digital magazine here.

Click on the picture to view the LeFevre Quartet interview!

Click on the picture to view the LeFevre Quartet interview!


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Meadow Lane Set to Release First Single with Hey Y’all Media and Lyric Press Music

Written by Staff on March 3, 2015 – 9:08 am -

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Meadow Lane’s “Praise the Lord” to be sent to radio in March.
Cleveland, TN – March 1, 2015:  Jeremy Epperson, formerly of The Singing Echoes, introduces his new group, Meadow Lane and subsequently the release of their first single “Praise the Lord” going out to radio in March. The single will be available on Hey Y’all Media March/2015 Comp, and Lyric Press Music Compilations.

Jeremy is quoted as saying “ We are extra excited about this opportunity to present the message of our Lord and Savior in song. Vonda is such a pleasure to work with and we just hit it off from the start. Barry McDonald with Lyric Press is just a great long time family friend and of course is the writer of this song. It is truly an honor to be able to sing one of his songs and an honor to be working with these two fantastic companies. My children, Bryson and Anaïs have just been singing their hearts out for the past year and we are proud of our new project. Bryson sings lead on the first of this song and he just knocks it out of the park. I am one proud Dad to have them singing next
to me on stage every night. We are looking forward to seeing some old friends and making new ones on the way.”

Look for the release of their new album “Lift Your Voice” in late March.

Find Meadow Lane on the net HERE

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INTRODUCING…CULLUM RAY ROWSEY!

Written by Staff on March 3, 2015 – 8:52 am -

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Proud Grandparents, John Darin & Shirley Rowsey, hold their new grandson, Cullum Ray Rowsey

John Darin Rowsey (the Guardians) along with his wife, Shirley, are proud to announce the birth of their grandson, Cullum Ray Rowsey. Cullum was born to parents Michael & Bridget Rowsey on February 25, 2015 at approximately 6 PM. He weighed 6 lbs. and 15 oz.

John Darin comments: “Our son, Michael Shade Rowsey and daughter-in-law Bridget, have made us grandparents of our first grandson. It’s hard to believe that you can fall head over heels in love this fast! We thank God for giving us a healthy boy. Father, Mother, and Son are doing well.”


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Gordon Mote’s New Single “The Other Side” Hits Radio

Written by Staff on March 3, 2015 – 8:29 am -

45th Annual Dove Awards - ShowWife Kimberly Joins Gordon on Album Highlight

Franklin, TN (March 2, 2015) Hot on the heels of Gordon Mote’s “#2 Southern Gospel Radio Single, “Meanwhile Back At the Cross,” New Haven Records has released “The Other Side,” the fourth single from Mote’s Dove Award Finalist CD, All Things New.

Produced by Southern Gospel hit-maker Wayne Haun, “The Other Side” is a touching ballad duet featuring Gordon’s talented wife, Kimberly. Gordon reflects, “The past few years, Kimberly and I have had close friends and family who’ve experienced profound loss. Although we would never minimize someone’s grief, the Gospel truth is that we don’t grieve as those who have no hope. Instead, we live in the confidence that one day the Lord will reunite us with those we love and make all things new.”

The theme of redemption and restoration pervades the entire 13-song project, which was produced by Country Music legend Frank Rogers along with selected cuts by multi-Dove Award winner Wayne Haun.

Since its release, All Things New has become both a critical and fan favorite. Breathecast.com raved that listeners should “be prepared for lots of ‘wow’ moments.”

Strictly Country, called All Things New “…one of the most artistically defined albums we have ever heard…the album that we compare all the others to” and highlighting “The Other Side” as one of the cuts that “…truly captured our souls.” Likewise, Soul-Audio and MusicScribe also singled out “The Other Side” as one of the album’s finest moments.

Through the years, Mote has enjoyed a high profile as a featured performer on The Gaither Homecoming Concert series as well as one of Music City’s most celebrated session players—culminating in two recent Academy of Country Music and Music Row Magazine Awards for Instrumentalist of the Year. Since stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist, Gordon has recorded an impressive body of work—three instrumental and six vocal albums—including the Dove Award Finalist All Things New (2014), Dove Award-nominated If You Could Hear What I See (2004), Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory (2007), Songs I Grew Up Singing (2012) and his acclaimed Christmas collection, The Star Still Shines (2012).


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