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October 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 3, 2017 – 7:08 am -

Welcome to the October 2017 issue of SGNScoops Magazine. We are thrilled with the variety within our pages this month and our writers have crafted many fine features for your reading pleasure. Most of you will recognize one of the best bass singers in our industry today, our cover story, Eric Bennett. He is being honored by Mr. Jerry Goff at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Be sure to come to Pigeon Forge for this incredible evening on Oct. 30. Be sure to read about another Creekside guest, Brian Free and Assurance.

Erin Stevens talks to Legacy Five’s pianist Josh Townsend; Fayth Lore features Southern Gospel Sweetheart Abby Paskvan; Robert York highlights the SGMA Hall of Fame; and Charlie Griffin takes us back to the early days of Southern Gospel promotion. Don’t miss Craig Harris’ images of the Booth Brothers and Jason Crabb. Sarah Murray interviews Confederate Railroad’s former bad-boy, Cody McCarver, in a revealing feature about how Jesus can turn a life around 180 degrees.

All of this plus music reviews by Randall Hamm and Kaleb Powell, radio charts and monthly articles from Selena Day, Nathan Kistler, Vonda Easley and Rob Patz. Also, Leslie McKay gives us the wrap-up on the Vernon Alabama Gospel Music Weekend. We hope you read this issue cover to cover and don’t miss a thing. We hope you read about the difference God can make in your life today.

Thanks to all of you for your kind words when you met up with our publisher, Rob Patz during NQC. We hope to see you all at Creekside in a few short days. If you have any questions about Creekside, write to Rob at rob@sgnscoops.com. Also, tell me what you think about SGNScoops this month by writing to me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.

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Please pray for Julie (sister of Richie Rose, WKVG)

Written by scoopsnews on October 23, 2017 – 6:40 pm -

Please pray for Julie Hinkle, sister of Richie Rose.  She is in Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky being tested for Bone Cancer

Richie has asked us to pray. Will you join is at SGN Scoops I’m praying for this dear family?


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Be A VIP at Creekside 2017….

Written by scoopsnews on October 22, 2017 – 12:27 pm -

Hey Creekside 2017 Southern Gospel Fans! I want to invite you to this year’s Creekside Gospel Music Convention. It will be our Sixth! Can you believe we have now been producing and putting on Creekside for SIX years?! www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

This is going to be a special year with exciting things going on all four days and we want to encourage you to purchase your $25 VIP ticket. That’s right! $25 for ALL four days! That works out to a little over six dollars a day. There is nowhere else that you can get such a great value and see so many fantastic Southern Gospel Groups. And VIP means preferred seating, special gifts and backstage events.
Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, TN. The Convention runs from October 30 through November 2, 2017 and includes the Diamond Awards on Tuesday night. www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob at 360 933 0741 or you can buy online at the link below, For hotel reservations please contact 360 933 0741.

 

 





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Strictly Southern Show!

Written by scoopsnews on October 21, 2017 – 1:44 pm -

Hey, Did you Catch The Strictly Southern Show with Vonda Easley Friday?

Chexk it out to “Name that Creekside Artist” and get all the updates about Creekside 2017!

We will are you there!!!

Watch it HERE

 


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The Good Ole Days…..True Stories of Faith by Linda Powell

Written by scoopsnews on October 21, 2017 – 10:28 am -

One of our readers, Ms. Linda Powell, from Bremen , Georgia has shared some of her “True Faith Stories” with us.

Enjoy!

 

” Where He Leads Me I Will Follow”

We lived in North Georgia for thirteen years while my
Dad worked for Tidwell Construction. We moved thirty-nine times during
those years. We met many people & made a lot of friends . I had the opportunity of witnessing for Jesus and praying for and with many people .
I told the Lord that I would go wherever He lead me and talk to whomever He put in
front of me. God took me at my word, as I take Him at His Word .
We were members of the Dawsonville Church of God. It was a very Spirit
Filled congregation. They
worshipped in Spirit and in
Truth. Memories of God moving are just as real to me now as they were then.
God led me to pray for an elderly man whose feet were crippled. He could hardly walk.
I saw him in the parking lot of a shopping center in Carrollton, Ga. I spoke to him & told him God could heal him. I asked if I could pray for him. “Lady, go ahead and pray. I’m hurting so bad.”
Before I knew I knew it, I was on my knees. My hands were on his feet. God reached down with His healing Power! The Spirit moved upon the man and he shed tears of praise!
The anointing was heavy! After the Spirit left us, he hugged he, and said “I know
God sent you. I could not stand the pain anymore.”
We never know when God will move. We must be instant in season and out of
season. God is an awesome God. He loves us so very much!  Praise His Holy
Name!

May you be helped
and blessed is my prayer.

Linda Powell

 

 


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Gospel Music Hall of Fame Members the Gaither Vocal Band Awarded Two 2017 GMA DOVE Awards

Written by Staff on October 21, 2017 – 6:20 am -

Gospel Music Hall of Fame Members the Gaither Vocal Band Awarded Two 2017 GMA DOVE Awards

Gospel Music Hall of Fame Members
the Gaither Vocal Band Awarded Two
2017 GMA DOVE Awards

GRAMMY® Award-winning Quintet Garners Wins for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and Southern Gospel Song of the Year

Legendary Group Gives Rousing Performance at This Year’s GMA DOVE Awards Ceremony

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—October 20th, 2016—The Gaither Vocal Band was honored with two wins at the 48th Annual GMA DOVE Awards, announced on Tuesday at ceremonies hosted by the Gospel Music Association and held in Nashville, Tennessee, on the Lipscomb University campus. The quintet–Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Todd Suttles, Adam Crabb and Reggie Smith—took home this year’s honors for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for “Better Together,” which was written by Gaither, Reba Rambo-McGuire, Dony McGuire and Chip Davis.

“We have heard it said that our strength lies in our diversity,” stated Gaither about the song. “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.”

Better Together (Gaither Music Group), which brought together the production talents of Ben Isaacs (Jimmy Fortune, The Oak Ridge Boys), David Phelps and Gaither, debuted street week at #1 on the Southern Gospel chart and at #9 on the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The recording, also nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, features the top-charting radio single “Working on a Building.” The GVB has garnered six GRAMMY® nominations, two GRAMMY® Awards and 19 GMA DOVE Awards to date.

“It’s still surreal for me to think about being the recipient of a DOVE Award,” said Hampton. “What an honor to be recognized in such a special way. We are grateful!”

The Gospel Music Hall of Fame members’ enthusiasm was evident when they hit the stage during the soon-to-be televised broadcast to perform their new single, “Hallelujah Band,” the debut single from their new release, “We Have This Moment” (Gaither Music Group). The performance, which featured band musicians Matthew Holt, Kevin Williams, Greg Ritchie and Kevin Moore in addition to Crabb’s harmonica talents, ignited the audience. The song has been exciting online viewers for weeks on the Friends of Gaither Facebook Page as the LIVE performance recording of “Hallelujah Band” has received over 1.1 million views.

The Gaither Vocal Band is seen regularly on over 15 TV networks that carry the “Gaither Gospel Hour” weekly including PBS, RFD-TV, DIRECTV, TBN, The Heartland Network, Dish TV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and GaitherTV (available on the internet, Roku TV, Sony TV, Google TV and the most recent version of Apple TV). They can be seen in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.

Gaither Vocal Band by Craig Harris.

Photo by Craig Harris.

Gaither Music Group’s recordings are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and are available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and Gaither.com.

The Gaither brand of artists and products topped the BILLBOARD Year-End Chart of Music Video Sales Labels for 2000, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The 48th Annual GMA DOVE Award televised broadcast will air this Sunday night at 8 CST on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

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
To see the GVB on tour visit http://bit.ly/2wbASOq

ABOUT THE GAITHER VOCAL BAND
The Gaither Vocal Band has been making music since the early 80s when four men gathered around a piano before a Bill Gaither Trio concert and began harmonizing on the quartet classic “Your First Day in Heaven.” More than a quarter century later, the list of men who have comprised the Gaither Vocal Band over the years reads like a “Who’s Who” among gospel music’s best-loved male voices.
One of the most lauded and award-winning groups in gospel music garnering six GRAMMY® nominations, two GRAMMY® Awards and 19 GMA DOVE Awards, these Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame honorees continue to headline one of the largest tours in the field of Christian music annually; and their groundbreaking successes continue to raise the standard in male harmony. The group, which has sold over three million DVDs and CDs, is currently comprised of Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Todd Suttles, Adam Crabb and Reggie Smith.

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Update on a Tracy Stuffle

Written by scoopsnews on October 19, 2017 – 7:54 am -

From Libbi

Tracy Stuffle Updated: 10/19/17 – 1:00am

I’m fixing to call it a night, but thought I would give another update on Tracy. He has been doing great! He’s been cutting up with the nurses and being his funny self! All his vitals are doing great and his Dr said, if he does great through the night, he may get to go home later today (Thursday).
Thank y’all for all the prayers that were offered in his behalf!!! We have felt every one of them!! Please, don’t stop praying, we will take all the prayers we can get and then some!!
Thank You God for covering Tracy and giving him a great day!!! Goooo GOD Goooo!!!!! We love You!

Tracy had a visitor yesterday (Weds) from one of his main ICU nurses from when he had his stroke almost 5 yrs ago. Her name is Ms Kay Smith. She treated Tracy as if he were her own son!! Tracy got to tell her today how much he appreciated her love for him! Every nurse could take lessons from her on how to treat the patient with love and compassion! We love you Ms Kay!!!

 

Tracy and Libbi,

We at SGN Scoops are praying for you!

 


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Red Back Hymn Sing at Creekside

Written by scoopsnews on October 18, 2017 – 9:58 am -

Creekside 2017 welcomes the combined voices of artists singing the old hymns and welcomes all those who appreciate the Red Back songs to the third night of the Convention. Pigeon Forge is a close drive from many States and Creekside Gospel Music Convention anticipates a full house on Wednesday night.

To ensure your seat for this popular presentation, visit the Creekside website Here and reserve your FREE tickets HERE today for the Red Back Hymnal Choir evening of song!

For more information on tickets, lodging and special VIP tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or rob@sgnscoops.com.

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Autumn Nelon Clark is a Southern Gospel Sweetheart

Written by Staff on October 18, 2017 – 7:44 am -

Autumn Nelon Clark with the Nelons at the Dove Awards. Photo by Craig Harris

Autumn Nelon Clark with the Nelons at the Dove Awards. Photo by Craig Harris

Most individuals dream of living a life that will make this world a better place. They hope that they can leave a legacy behind that reflects a life of positive influence. This dream is one that Rex Nelon accomplished. It was his vision 30 years ago, which sparked the national ministry of the Nelons. It was also his influence that helped begin the careers of some of Gospel Music’s most beloved artists, such as Karen Peck Gooch and Janet Paschal.  

 

For years, Rex Nelon’s daughter, Kelly, sang alto alongside him. Now, Kelly sings with her two beautiful daughters, Amber and Autumn, and her husband, Jason Clark. It is the legacy of this Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame inductee that is still being lived out through his daughter and granddaughters. I had the privilege of interviewing Autumn Nelon Clark, Kelly’s youngest daughter.  


Born on January 20, 1997, Autumn is now 20 years old. While she has always been behind the scenes of her family’s career, she has recently taken on the role of singer/mandolin player for the group.

 

Autumn Nelon Clark with her family, the Nelons

Autumn Nelon Clark with her family, the Nelons

“For a while it was just the three of them – my mom, dad and sister,” Amber says. “But a few years ago, my dad got sick, and I had to fill in for him. I’ve been up there ever since.”

 

While Autumn has watched her family walk onto stages all of her life, it never made it easier when it was her turn to finally take the stage. The young lady confesses that it was more than a little intimidating for her to sing in front of people for the first time.  

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Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase at Creekside 2017

Written by Staff on October 17, 2017 – 2:21 pm -

Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase to be featured at Creekside 2017

Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase to be featured at Creekside 2017

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (October 16, 2017) – Creekside 2017 is proud to present the Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase, October 30, at Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For the sixth consecutive year, the Creekside Gospel Music Convention will run Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in beautiful Pigeon Forge. Over 40 Southern, Country and Bluegrass Gospel music artists will participate in the week-long convention. Most tickets for this event are free.

On Mon. Oct. 30, Creekside will host a daytime Gospel music showcase from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Artists include Tennessee’s own Eternal Vision, Leonard and Joyce Repass, the GloryBound Singers, Bishop Curtis Manning and Angela Marie.
“As an artist that lives here in East Tennessee, I am so excited about Creekside 2017,” states Gospel singer Angela Marie. “Creekside is an amazing Gospel music event that has artists coming from across the nation to uplift the name of Jesus. We are super excited to participate in the Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase on Monday, October 30th, 2017. Come and join us.”
Every evening, concerts will begin at 5:00 p.m. Special guests include David Ring, Brian Free and Assurance, Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff, the Nelons, the Hyssongs, Eric Bennett, the Browders, Soul’d Out, and many more. Creekside also includes the presentation of the 2017 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Atlanta station WATC – TV 57 will be taping this event for future programming.

Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase to be featured at Creekside 2017

Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase to be featured at Creekside 2017

Creekside will also present a Tuesday and Thursday daytime showcase and midnight prayer every night. Most events are free. For more information visit the website or Facebook  page, or call event convener Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

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The Erwins Sign with Main Stage Artist Bureau For Appearance Scheduling

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 17, 2017 – 11:47 am -

The Erwins Sign with Main Stage Artist Bureau For Appearance Scheduling

The Erwins Sign with Main Stage Artist Bureau For Appearance Scheduling

(October 17, 2017) – The Erwins are excited to announce their partnership with Main Stage Artist Bureau for booking representation.

Owned by Blake McAllister and Legacy Five’s Scott Fowler, Main Stage Artist Bureau will handle all personal appearance scheduling for The Erwins and the Resurrection of Faith Tour featuring The Erwins and Joseph Habedank.
“We’re excited for this new chapter,” stated Kris Erwin. “We’ve known Blake and Scott for several years now and they’ve always been such an encouragement to our family’s ministry.”
To book The Erwins, you may reach Main Stage Artist Bureau at 770-316-8230 or via email at blake@mainstageartistbureau.com. Visit www.mainstageartistbureau.com for more information.
Connect with The Erwins at www.ErwinMinistries.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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