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? 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.
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.
For more information on participation in the Gospel Music Talent Search or Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, email email@example.com 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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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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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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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!
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(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.
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
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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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.
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.
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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This Weekend! The Mark Trammell Homecoming at Hill Crest Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama.
Don’t Miss it!
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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.
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