It’s Spring and SGNScoops Magazine has a brand new magazine for you this month! We highlight the fresh sounds of the young family group, The Erwins, as well as popular artists The Collingsworth Family, Jordan Wilburn, Jeff Stice, Squire Parsons,The Lore Family, The Wisecarvers, Crosby Lane, The Carolina Boys and Jerry Pilgrim of Master’s Voice.
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Tweet of the day! Karen Peck Gooch
Happy Anniversary Karen and Ricky from SGN Scoops!
— Karen Peck Gooch (@karenpeckgooch) May 5, 2016
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Today we honor those that paved the way!
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(Mark Lowry and Mamma Bev Lowry)
In honor of Mother’s Day week, we are sharing some special moments between Southern Gospel Mothers and their children. Check out this precious moment !
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New Facebook Video by The Singing Contractors!
These guys are awesome…..
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Anyone who has been associated with Southern Gospel Music for any length of time will know the name Big John Hall. This great baritone/bass singer has been around the Gospel music circuit since the early 1960’s and probably before that.
In the early days, he was probably best known for his great bass singing with the Stamps Quartet. This was before J.D. Sumner bought the group, and changed it to J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet. He also sang bass for the Blackwood Brothers from 1965-1968. After leaving the Blackwood Brothers, John Hall began a solo career and has been featured on many of the Gaither videos.
One of my favorite moments on one of the Gaither videos was watching the faces of some of the younger bass singers, when John Hall was asked to come and sing “How Big Is God.” You could see them looking with admiration and awe.
John Hall has recorded many great records. Included in the list are: Here Come The McDuff Brothers with Big John Hall; I Don’t Know Why; If God is Dead; I am Loved; Life In Jesus Name; Light of the World; The Lord Liveth; Portrait In Sound; Reason I Praise; Rise And Be Healed; and many more.
There are many great bass singers singing today. My own personal opinion is that many bass singers can really hit those low notes, but they are not great soloists. George Younce was an exception and so is John Hall. Big John can take a song and give it his own personal touch, and you can understand every word.
My late father was not too knowledgeable on Southern Gospel Music but every once in a while he would ask me, “What’s that Big John Hall doing these days?” He loved John Hall’s singing.
I was asked to run the audio for Big John at a concert a few years back at my home church in Peterborough and I was struck by his professionalism. I had set up a microphone for him, an SM57. On the pulpit was another mic, I can’t remember the brand, but John asked me if he could use that microphone instead. After hearing the sound that came out of that mic during practice, well, let’s just say, the man knew what he was doing.
I had the privilege of talking with John Hall recently and he told me that he had been in London, Ontario, with the new Blackwood Brothers with Jimmy Blackwood. John had been asked to attend as well as Bill Shaw and to join in with the group! John said, “It sounded as good as the old Blackwood Brothers.” Wow! I wish I had been there!
What is Big John Hall doing these days? He is still very busy, traveling and singing in many churches.
John Hall has a heart for ministry, and was quoted by Jerrell Millar, editor of the Remnant magazine, as saying, “he has a voice sent from Heaven for days such as this”(1) (referring to a revival meeting, that John Hall was asked to sing at). In 1989 he was asked to come to Dothan, Alabama, to participate with Dudley Hall in a series of meetings at the Auditorium there. What happened in that meeting had a long-lasting effect on the body of Christ in the Southeast Corner of Alabama. John was asked to come and be the worship leader.
John Hall then led the worship in what was supposed to be just a few meetings organized by the local churches in that southern city. It was as predictable as afternoon thunderstorms in Alabama but the lightening was supplied by God. Night after night Big John took the mic and led people into the realm of the spirit where they had never been. It was revival as they had never seen it before. That was in 1989 and the flow and move of God has only increased.
You can hear John’s deep baritone voice as it sings in a majestic rhythm but what is coming through that voice is not just a normal deep voice. Big John will tell you it takes more than talent to sing before thousands of hungry people each week. The responsibility of change and the mantle of freedom comes along with the voice these days. (2)
Big John Hall considers his voice secondary to his ministry. Sharing Christ and leading a congregation in worship is first in his life. John and his wife Judy attend Calvary Cathedral, in Fort Worth Texas.
I’m not a bass singer. I’ve tried. I’m a baritone. But if I were a bass, I would want my voice to sound like Big John Hall.
By Philip Foster. Find out more about Phil here.
First published 2012/09/17 on www.sgmradio.com
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Dallas, GA – The Nelons, set to be inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on May 10, were recently honored by the state of Georgia and their hometown of Dallas, GA. Earlier this week, representatives from the office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Dallas, GA Mayor, Boyd L. Austin Jr., honored the talented family with a commendation and a dedication setting the day of May 10, 2016 as ‘The Nelons Day” in their hometown of Dallas, GA.
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(Cartersville, GA) – Tony Guyton is a Southern Gospel soloist who is located in Cartersville, GA. One thing that you will find through listening to his music is that he loves the Lord and has a compassionate heart for others around Him. When asked what ministry meant to him, Tony shares, “Without ministry, no one would hear the message of God. The mission statement for my ministry is to ‘win the lost to Jesus.'”
You will fall in love with Tony as he not only sings the songs that he has written, but he also shares those songs we all know and have a heart for such as “God Walks The Dark Hills,” “The Eastern Gate,” “What A Beautiful Day,” and “God On The Mountain.” He has appeared on the stage with groups and soloists such as Archie Watkins, The Primitive Quartet, The Happy Goodmans and The McKameys.
His publicist Andrew Brunet shares this: “Tony is a great man of God, who would give you the shirt off his back, and that’s the way ministry should be. He is very compassionate and shares his insight of the Word with anyone.”
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We at SGN Scoops would like to wish Pastor Bill Bailey a very Happy Birthday today…..
Hope you have a great day Bill!
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It’s Mother’s Day week so we thought it would be fitting to share some special moments between our Southern Gospel Mother’s and their children…
We found this picture of Kim Hopper in the kitchen with her kiddos but that’s not all we found…..
Check out this precious video of little Karlye years ago imitating her Mom….
Happy Mother’s Day Kim from all of us at SGN Scoops!
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