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Creekside Gospel Music Convention

August 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 20, 2018 – 2:47 pm -

August 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s a really warm August and our latest issue is hot off the press with a cover story on HighRoad. Justin Gilmore talks to these ladies whose music blurs the lines between Southern gospel, Bluegrass and Christian Country music.

Also in this issue, the legendary Lou Wills Hildreth receives an award, the Down East Boys are on the rise and Emily Ann from The Voice uses her amazing voice for Jesus. Don’t miss Rachel Shirey Flowers, the Joy masters and the SGMA Hall of Fame induction.
All of this, plus regulars Selena Day, Randall Hamm, radio charts, the Creekside Update and Rob Patz gives a Publisher’s Point you won’t want to miss.
We hope you enjoy this issue and if you do, please let us know. If there is something we can do better, please let us know that too. We hope you read words of faith and love and acceptance in our pages. Jesus is the reason we share this magazine with you. If you need him in your life, please write to us. I would love to hear from you at
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Congratulations To The “SGN SCOOPS TOP 40” in Christian Country For September 2018!

Written by scoopsnews on August 20, 2018 – 8:56 am -

SGNScoops Christian Country Top 40

SGNScoops Christian Country Top 40- September 2018

  1. Reed Brothers- Holding On
  2. Sonshine Road- When Grandpa Sang How Great Thou Art
  3. Gene Reasoner- Daddy, I’m Home
  4. Lisa Daggs- Wonderful
  5. Aaron Wilburn- No Charge
  6. Chuck Hancock- One Pair Of Hands
  7. Gayla Earlene- I Got This
  8. Christian Davis- Every Scar
  9. Wyatt Nations- Living Proof
  10. Lindsay Huggins- Not In This House
  11. Terry Davis- Braggin On Jesus
  12. Heath Knox- Face To Face
  13. Cori and Kelly- Take Me Back To Church
  14. Hunter May- Number One Fan
  15. Tina Wakefield- Over and Over
  16. Mercy Mountain Boys-Better Way Of Livin
  17. Kolt Barber- Send The Rain
  18. Ava Kasich- Speak The Word
  19. Amy Richardson- Sweet Whispers
  20. Wade Phillips- Big Time Memories
  21. Jenna Faith- Shine On
  22. Freddie Heart- See You There
  23. Mary Fay Jackson- No One Compares To You Lord
  24. Bruce Hedrick- I’ll Take It From Here
  25. Tony Alan Bates- Numbered
  26. Jami Lynn Flanakin-Oh, My God
  27. David Gresham- Remember The Soldier
  28. John Randolph- Only Room For Love
  29. Tonja Rose- When the Mountain Can’t Be Moved
  30. Answered Prayer- When He Says Arise
  31. Shellem Cline- This Thing Called Life
  32. Trinity Wennerstrom- Cinderella
  33. Mike Leichner- Don’t Bring The Country Out In Me
  34. Ronnie Horton- Call On Jesus
  35. Doug Corum- Don’t let The Devil Ride
  36. Barbara Fairchild- Family Ties
  37. Jimmy R. Price- Hey Brother DJ
  38. McKay Project- Love You Like Mary
  39. Brent Harrison- This Side Of Sunday
  40. Gunner Carr- Take My Hand

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Please pray for Sheri Easter

Written by Staff on August 19, 2018 – 8:28 am -

Polly Lewis, mother of Sheri Easter

Polly Lewis Copsey,  mother of Sheri Easter

SGNScoops was saddened to read of the passing of Sheri Easter’s mother, Polly Lewis Copsey. Sheri is an award winning vocalist, singing with her husband Jeff Easter. They both come from popular Bluegrass families and Sheri’s mom, Polly, was beloved by many for her singing and her sunny personality, shining through the same beautiful smile and eyes which her daughter inherited. They both shared a deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ which is strengthening the mourning family today.

Sheri Easter

Sheri Easter

Sheri Easter shared this on Facebook : “Although my heart is breaking, I am rejoicing she is no longer suffering. My sweet mama died peacefully in her sleep this morning. Please pray for all of us. I will post details about the services as soon as they are finalized.”

Polly Lewis Copsey suffered health issues in her later years, which Jeff and Sheri would share with their audiences during their concerts.

Sheri would often sing a favorite song during their concerts that seems fitting at this time. We hope you will enjoy “Roses Will Bloom Again.”

SGNScoops sends their heartfelt sympathies and prayers to Jeff and Sheri, their children, and all the family and friends of Polly Lewis.

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Rooted With Billy Huddleston

Written by scoopsnews on August 19, 2018 – 5:45 am -


Billy Huddleston

 Excitement of the Miracle
“But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth
to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic, . . . “ (Mark 2:10)
Can you imagine the excitement of the four burdenbearers at this point? This is exactly why they brought their “burden” here. Their journey wasn’t motivated by the concern for this mans sin. They brought the paralytic to Jesus for his physical paralysis to be dealt with. First, Jesus would deal with the spiritual.
Now it was going to happen. They’re around the hole they had uncovered in the roof. They’re dirty, bleeding, tired. But now their efforts would pay off. Jesus was about to lift this burden. Imagine their anticipation as they begin to cheer Him on: “Yes! That’s why we brought him here! Make him walk, make him walk!”
Jesus focuses upon the man on the mat and continues:
“I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house
(Mark 2:11).
The entire crowd is engaged in the moment. Every eye is transfixed on the lifeless form that had been lowered through the roof. Suddenly—     fingers that were motionless start to twitch.
Crooked, bent legs begin to straighten.
Twisted, limp arms gather strength.  
The picture mesmerizes the crowd as the new arms push up from the floor so he can try out his new legs. As he stands, he doesn’t stumble once! As he stretches, squares his shoulders and lifts his head, we notice that he stands as tall as anyone in the house. He looks over at the mat where he had been enslaved with the sentence he had lived with for so long.
He’s going to claim that baggage. He leans over. There’s a gasp as everyone sees—without stumbling—he bends over and grabs the mat. As he throws it over his shoulder, the entire crowd in the house parts. Yes, the same crowd who wouldn’t let him in, now has no choice but to make room for the walking miracle.  
“Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out
in the presence of them all. . . . (Mark 2:12).
He’s walking out!
In full view of everyone.
This is not the same man.
Well, it is the same man.
Only, Jesus has transformed his life.
Jesus has restored this masterpiece!
Can you imagine being there? How would you have responded? Let’s look at their response:
“. . . so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying,
“We never saw anything like this!” (Mark 2:12)
Their jaws are on the ground. With their very eyes they had seen it. A man lowered through the roof walked out in full view. Amazing. Stunning. Incredible. They’re asking, “What in the world did we just see?
Let’s pause for a moment. It’s time for a question: When was the last time you left a gathering saying, “What in the world . . . ? Not because something chaotic has happened or aspectacle occurred. But, because Jesus came upon the scene in such a real way that there was no other way to explain it. He was simply revealedand lives were changed! Don’t you long for that?
So, when was it?
Has it been recently?
Or, have you ever experienced that?
Isn’t that what we as Christians long for?
We want to see Him!
“We never saw anything like this!”
That’s what they’re saying.
Jesus had changed a life.
In a very public way.
Simply amazing.
Now, He’s on the move. . . . again.


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Creekside welcomes first time appearance of Jordan Family Band

Written by Staff on August 18, 2018 – 8:31 am -

Jordan Family Band celebrates the flag

Jordan Family Band

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will host the Jordan Family Band for the first time. The Jordan Family Band has been heating up the radio charts and the live videos on Facebook with their unique style of Southern Gospel.

The Jordan Family Band is a family group with a country gospel feel. The group consists of Josh and Randa Jordan and their sons Hutch (17), Alex (12), Grant (10), and a friend of the family who is like an adopted son to them, Keenan Atkinson (20).

The family got a unique start in 2009. Randa says that they aren’t a family group who raised their family to sing and travel, but for them it just happened.

“It just wasn’t something I saw for my family,” Randa confesses. “Josh and I grew up singing in church and even started a small group with my brother. We had dreams to build the group and go full time, but we ended up building families.”

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Jordan Family Band on the cover of January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

However, we all know that what’s in God’s plan, will always find a way.


One of the popular videos by the group is attached below. Enjoy the song below and make plans to attend Creekside where the tickets are free.

Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention also include the Williamsons, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, the Hyssongs, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers, the Dunaways, and many more.

Special events include “Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice” on Monday, the 2018 Diamond Awards on Tuesday and many surprise appearances of more beloved artists on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

For more information on Creekside 2018, including the Diamond Awards and free ticket reservations, visit or For a $25 VIP pass, tickets and accommodations, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741.

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Written by Staff on August 17, 2018 – 6:29 pm -

Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone

Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone

Groundbreaking New Elvis Album Features 14 Original Performances Of Gospel Songs With Newly-Recorded Instrumentation And Backing Vocals Featuring Legendary Presley Alumnae, Including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps;

Lisa Marie Presley Sings Duet With Her Father On Album’s Title Track
30 July 2018 – NY, NY / Nashville, TN – RCA/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone, a new Elvis album celebrating the artist’s everlasting love of gospel music, on Friday, August 10.
Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Lisa Marie Presley and Andy Childs, Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone introduces newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocal contributions from music legends who’d performed on-stage and/or in-the-studio with Elvis. It also includes a reimagined duet with Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on the album’s title track and spiritual touchstone.
“It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my father,” wrote Lisa Marie in her notes for the album. “The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. I’m certain that the lyrics spoke to my father in much the same way.”
Background vocalists on the album include: Darlene Love (who first sang with Elvis on his 1968 NBC television special); Dr. Cissy Houston (who, with The Sweet Inspirations, sang with Elvis on-stage beginning in 1969); Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray (members of The Imperials, who sang on Elvis’ How Great Thou Art – with the title song winning the 1967 Grammy®for Best Sacred Performance); and Donnie Sumner, Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland (members of Presley’s longtime backup group, The Stamps).
Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone provides new musical perspectives on 14 of the singer’s favorite pieces of gospel music, from the reverential to the celebratory, with song selections including Presley’s beloved enduring gospel classics (the 1965 Top 5 smash “Crying In The Chapel,” “How Great Thou Art,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone”), praise-filled gospel-rockers (Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller’s “Saved”) and traditional hymns and spirituals (“So High,” “Stand By Me,” “In The Garden,” “Amazing Grace”).
Prior to its release, the album is already highly anticipated with the media. Just last week, “Saved,” which features Darlene Love on backing vocals, exclusively premiered with
Elvis Presley once said, “Since I was two years old, all I knew was gospel music. It became such a part of my life, it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape my problems, and my way of release.” It was Elvis’ explosive mix of styles–blues, bluegrass, country, swing, pop–that generated his iconic world-changing rock n’ roll, but it was the hymns, spirituals and church music of his childhood, the deep-seated gospel roots that sustained Elvis and his musical vision throughout his life.
Friends and family would often recall hearing Elvis sing gospel tunes at home and to warm up before concerts. “We do two shows a night for five weeks,” Presley said in an interview featured in the documentary Elvis On Tour, recorded during one of his residencies at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. “A lotta times we’ll go upstairs and sing until daylight—gospel songs. We grew up with it…It more or less puts your mind at ease. It does mine.”
“This was his favorite genre – no question about it,” says Lisa Marie in her album notes. “He seemed to be at his most passionate, and at peace while singing gospel. He would truly come alive – whether he was singing just for himself and me at home, or on stage in front of thousands of fans.”
Lisa Marie Presley will participate–along with Joel Weinshanker, Andy Childs (album co-producers) and John Jackson (Senior Vice President, A&R, Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment)–at a special “Where No One Stands Alone” event to be held at the Graceland Soundstage (1pm, Saturday, August 11) as part of Elvis Week 2018. Tickets for this event may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at
Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone will be available in digital, CD and 12″ vinyl album configurations. The album is now available for pre-order will have exclusive, limited edition versions of the album on blue 12” vinyl and cassette configurations. Fans purchasing the CD, exclusive blue vinyl, and cassette together from will receive a limited edition lithograph signed by Lisa Marie Presley. Pre-order and more details can be found here
Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alonetrack listing
  1. I’ve Got Confidence
  2. Where No One Stands Alone (with Lisa Marie Presley)
  3. Saved
  4. Crying In The Chapel
  5. So High
  6. Stand By Me
  7. Bosom Of Abraham
  8. How Great Thou Art
  9. I, John
  10. You’ll Never Walk Alone
  11. He Touched Me
  12. In The Garden
  13. He Is My Everything
  14. Amazing Grace

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The Talleys sing in the rain in their “Grab Your Umbrella” video

Written by Staff on August 17, 2018 – 12:19 pm -

The Talleys sing in the rain in their "Grab Your Umbrella" video

The Talleys sing in the rain in their “Grab Your Umbrella” video

Arden, North Carolina (August 17, 2018) –  The Talleys have captured the uplifting mood of their song “Grab Your Umbrella” with a light-hearted video that reminds us it’s not worth it to stay down when God is working things out behind the scenes. The video premiered last night at the Gatlinburg Gatheringput on by Abraham Productions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Grab Your Umbrella” tells of God sending relief when we feel the heat of life’s challenges and refreshing our spirits through showers of grace. In the video, Roger Talley is stuck in the desert, but has his umbrella ready. As the skies open up, he’s joined by Debra and Lauren Talley to revel in the comfort God sends with showers of blessings.

The Talleys' "Finest Hour" Available Now

The Talleys’ “Finest Hour” Available Now

“I loved ‘Grab Your Umbrella’ the first time I heard it, and I love singing it every night. Not only is it a fun entertaining song, but it is also a great song of promise and faith,” says Roger Talley. “Filming this video was a blast! I was elected to ‘take one for the team,’ and you will see what I mean when you watch until the ending.”

Listen to “Grab Your Umbrella” and the rest of The Talleys’ latest project, Finest HourHERE and watch the video for “Grab Your Umbrella” below.

About The Talleys
The Talleys began in 1984 and enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove® Award and numerous Singing News Fan Awards. Following a three-year hiatus, the Talleys began performing together in 1996 with the current lineup of Roger, wife Debra and daughter Lauren, and today the Talleys remain a mainstay of Christian music.

The Talleys have enjoyed eleven number one songs, and have received numerous Singing News Fan Awards and Dove Award nominations. They are frequently recognized for their appearances on the Gaither Homecoming video series and concert tour, as well as In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and John Hagee Ministries. They have appeared on RFD-TV’s “The Music City Show,” and have toured overseas to Norway, Northern Ireland, Italy and South Africa. The Talleys consistently take their music with a message to hundreds of concert and church audiences of all sizes across America each year.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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MARK209 Opening Auditions for Bass Singer

Written by Staff on August 17, 2018 – 10:50 am -

MARK209 to Release New Recording

MARK209 Opening Auditions for Bass Singer

August 15, 2018 – Due to his desire to be off the road and with family, Ray Woconish has decided to step down as bass singer for MARK209.  Ray has been with MARK209 for 6 years and we know this was a difficult decision for him and he will be missed by his fans.  While the group is saddened to see a change, we are excited to see the new chapter God has for us.

MARK209 is now accepting applications for their bass position to be filled as soon as possible.
Applicants should submit head-shot, resume, and demo to
We are looking for a bass vocalist who is excited to push the boundaries of how a music ministry can be used.  We sing at everything from prisons to Presidents; casinos to churches and on some of the largest (and smallest) stages in the nation.  Vocal range should be from A-flat to middle C, comfortably and consistently.

Mark209 Logo

MARK209 is a full-time, professional gospel band based out of Nashville, Tennessee with tours nationwide from Maine to California.

For more information click here.
MARK209 is based out of Nashville, TN. The band takes their name from Mile Marker 209 in Nashville, which leads to Music Row, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Ryman Auditorium.  MARK209 entertains audiences across the United States with their brand of Gospel, their Family Friendly Country Concert, and their popular Christmas show “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville.” Proudly sponsored by Sound Solutions (Oxford, AL).
For more information click here.  For booking inquiries call 615-246-2667

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Exodus Announces Plans to Continue Ministry as a Female Trio

Written by Staff on August 15, 2018 – 8:15 am -

Photo: Exodus L-R: Mary Scott, Susan Brady, Hannah Brady

Photo: Exodus L-R: Mary Scott, Susan Brady, Hannah Brady

Gadsden, Alabama (August 14, 2018) – Exodus , an award winning Southern Gospel group from Gadsden, Alabama recently announced that after performing as a mixed group since their inception, they are continuing their ministry as a female trio.

Exodus Announces The Departure Of Cole Watson

The trio with Cole Watson

Exodus was founded by Susan Brady, Mary Scott and Mike Watson. Cole Watson and Hannah Brady later joined the group. After Mike’s passing earlier this year, the group continued their ministry as a mixed group. They experienced success with charting songs, an award-nominated video, TV appearances and performances at top Gospel Music events. Recently, Cole resigned to join the Troy Burns Family. After several weeks of prayer, Exodus feels God leading them to continue as a female trio, continuing their tight harmonies, challenging lyrics and powerful presentation of the Gospel through music.

Award winning songwriter Phil Cross, producer of Exodus’s upcoming project, said, “My dear friends have been led to move forward as a female trio. I’m fully behind this. With their years of singing and traveling together, it’s a solid direction and I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of their journey. Amazing things are just ahead!”

Dan Bell, popular Southern Gospel radio personality from Knoxville, Tennessee added, “Hearing Susan, Mary and Hannah as a trio, my first thought was ‘Wow, they are awesome and they should keep singing as a trio.’ God has blessed Exodus with so much. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!”

“We have prayed long and hard about this move and we all feel the Lord has been leading us in this direction,” said Mary Scott of Exodus. “We are encouraged by all the support we have received from our friends and family and look forward to what God has in store for Exodus as we share the Gospel through music,” she concluded.

For more information on the trio, click on their website here, or find them on Facebook at Exodus-Southern Gospel. For booking information, call Michael Davis at the Dominion Agency (828) 454-5900.

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Strictly Country Show With Vonda Easley Moves To Thursdays At WPIL 91.7 (Heflin, Alabama)

Written by scoopsnews on August 15, 2018 – 5:59 am -

STARTING Thursday September 6th

The Strictly Country Show With Vonda Easley will move to Thursdays at 4 PM. There will be no show on Monday. For the best in Christian Country Music, be sure to tune in on Thursdays 4-6 pm (CST).

Strictly Southern will remain on Friday mornings from 9 am-11am (CST)

For the best in Southern Gospel, Be sure to tune in to Strictly Southern With Vonda Easley.

The Show can be streamed online HERE




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