Welcome to the May issue of SGNScoops Magazine! It certainly is merry here as we officially meet Mark Bishop and Forget the Sea in a feature by Marcie Gray. Jaquita Lindsey talks to the Jay Stone Singers and Erin Stevens gives her Younger Perspective on Kari Gooch.
Don’t miss the Spring Break photography by Craig Harris, the Kramers feature by Justin Gilmore and the Harvesters history by Charlie Griffin. Meet the Future of Southern Gospel by Robert York, DJ Richard Hyssong by Vonda Easley, and Lindsey Graham by Jennifer Campbell, while Randall Hamm reviews new music.
All this plus regular articles by Dusty Wells, Selena Day, Laurette Willis and Roger Barkley Jr. New writer Nathan Kistler takes us to Washington DC at this critical time in US history. All this and more!
Don’t miss this edition. Join us in celebrating the new generation of Southern Gospel!
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“…but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will.” – 2 Corinthians 8:5b
When it comes to your responsibilities, are you just involved or are you committed to give it your all for the good of your team, the group, and all concerned? Even more important, are you totally committed to do your best for the glory of God?
Life is sometimes hard and we all get in ruts, but we should always strive to do our best for God.
Have an awesome Weekend. Share Jesus!
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— Landon Beene (@landonbeene) May 27, 2016
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Have you Prayed for your children today?
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Hendersonville, – Gospel music lovers everywhere have been anxiously awaiting the release of the second installment of the Gospel Music Hymn Sing series. Daywind Records is excited to announce that the wait is over; the Gospel Music Hymn Sing at First Baptist Atlanta DVD is available nationwide today.
Filmed at Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing Atlanta is the follow-up to the widely successful inaugural Hymn Sing taping in Morristown, TN, as well as a nationwide tour featuring artists such as Greater Vision, the Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, the Mylon Hayes Family, Stan Whitmire, TaRanda Greene, and more!
Featuring over two hours of beloved hymns and classic songs of the church, the program captures the beauty of congregational singing with an 1800 voice choir and more than 30 of Gospel music’s favorite artists. Songs like ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness,’ ‘Standing On The Promises,’ ‘It Is Well (With My Soul),’ and ‘When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder’ touch a special place in viewers hearts with a comfort and familiarity that so many long to find.
Gospel Music Hymn Sing at First Baptist Atlanta is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other online outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, The Hoppers, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.
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Duck Dynasty Star Uncle Si And His Daughter-In-Law Marsha To Perform
Nashville, Tennessee (May, 26, 2016) The excitement just keeps coming as the time draws near for the 36th year of the Music City Christian Fellowship (MCCF) “SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY”® Celebration that is held annually at the Grand Ole Opry. The talent lineup for this years event is rounding out with the addition of Duck Dynasty star Uncle Si Robertson and his daughter-in-law Marsha.
Known originally for being the wacky, fun-loving uncle on Duck Dynasty, Uncle Si also has an incredibly musical side to him. Uncle Si is able to convey his electrifying attitude. He loves performing for friends, family and fans, just to see them have a good time and enjoy music. Watching a performance showcasing Uncle Si and the Si-Cotics makes it clear that they were born to perform.
Marsha Robertson, daughter-in-law of Uncle Si, also shares that love of performing. As a Christian Country artist, Marsha’s music is uplifting and powerful. Though their music may seem like ying and yang, Marsha and Uncle Si performing together provides a fun and faith filled balance that will keep the audience on their toes.
Joining in this inspirational star studded line-up will be Country stars Buddy Jewell and Lulu Roman along with Gospel performers Goodman Revival, Joanne Cash Yates, and the Tennessee River Boys. Also staring in this years program are Marty Raybon, Margo Smith and Holly, John Berry, and Rock-N-Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly Hall of Fame Legend, Ms. Brenda Lee, who will be returning to Host the 36th Annual Sunday Mornin’ Country® celebration at the Grand Ole Opry House, Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 2:30 P.M.
Previous line-ups have included over two hundred Top Name Country Music Artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Roy Clark, Linda Davis, Chris Young, The Whites, Bill Anderson, George Hamilton IV, Lynn Anderson, Ray Stevens, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Wayne and many more, along with Gospel friends / legends like Jason Crabb, Vestal Goodman, Michael English, Guy Penrod and The Fox Brothers. Early shows included stars Roy Acuff, Tammy Wynette, Grandpa Jones, Skeeter Davis, Bill Monroe and other legends that have since gone home.
Sunday Mornin’ Country® is great entertainment the whole family will enjoy as Country Music Artists come together to share their hearts as well as their favorite Gospel songs. The Music City Christian Fellowship presents this concert at the conclusion of CMA Music Fest/Fan Fair each year, leaving the Fans & Guests with an uplifting memory of Nashville that will last a lifetime!
Tickets for Sunday Mornin’ Country® are ON SALE through the Opry Box Office (1-800-733-6779) or (www.opry.com – click on tickets) and Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/event). Visit www.MusicCityChristianFellowship.org for more information.
The Music City Christian Fellowship is a 501©3 non-profit organization and all artists volunteer their performances at the June 12 concert. Positions on the MCCF Board of Directors are non-salaried. Sunday Mornin’ Country® is a registered trademark of the Music City Christian Fellowship.
Watch for artists to be added to the 2016 line-up as they become available. Artists scheduled to appear subject to change.
Uncle Si and the Si-Cotics can be found at https://www.facebook.com/SiRgobertsonandtheSiCotics/
Marsha can be reached at www.Marsha RobertsonMusic.com
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THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF A YOUNG GIRL’S MIRACLE
DEBUTS ON DIGITAL JUNE 21
ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD JULY 12
From the Producers Who Brought You ‘Heaven is for Real’
Starring Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers and Martin Henderson,
with Eugenio Derbez and Academy Award® Nominee Queen Latifah
CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 23, 2016) – Jennifer Garner (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and Academy Award® nominee Queen Latifah (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago, 2002) star in the inspirational box office hit MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, the incredible true story of a young girl’s medical miracle debuting on digital June 21 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films.
Based on the story of the Beam family, Garner plays Christy Beam, whose daughter Annabel (Kylie Rogers, Fathers and Daughters) suffers from a rare digestive disorder, but finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. The family film also stars Martin Henderson (“Grey’s Anatomy”), John Carroll Lynch (“American Horror Story”) and Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included).
Bonus content on the MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases include two featurettes, as well as commentary. Join Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, their costars and crew for a behind the scenes look at the making of this very special film, in “Miracles Abound: The Making of Miracles From Heaven.” Viewers will also meet the real-life Beam family and Dr. Nurko, learn about the casting of the film and the challenge of “the tree.” Shot at the Beam family ranch in Burleson, TX, “Bearing Witness,” features the Beam Family, their pastor, friends, first-responders and community as they gather around the tree and celebrate their faith and the miracles that brought them together. In the “Your Words” montage, experience some of the film’s most touching and memorable moments set against Third Day’s powerful rendition of the inspirational song. The Blu-ray and digital releases exclusively contain deleted scenes and the featurette “Accounts from Annabel,” where Christy and Anna reflect together on their past, present, future, faith and bonding over the past four years since the incident.
Synopsis: When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Annabel (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Annabel has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.
Based on the memoir by Christy Beam with a screenplay by Randy Brown, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is directed by Patricia Riggen. The film is produced by Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin.
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Extras include:
“Miracles Abound: The Making of Miracles From Heaven”
Creating Heaven: Concept Art Exploration
“Your Words” Music Montage
Commentary with Director Patricia Riggen and Screenwriter Randy Brown
Additional exclusive Extras to the Blu-ray & Digital include:
Featurette: “Accounts From Annabel”
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN has a run time of approximately 109 minutes and is rated PG for thematic material, including accident and medical issues.
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ChildFund International presents special evening featuring Grammy Winner Jason Crabb, Multi-Platinum Trio Point of Grace and Rising Christian Vocalist Natasha Owens
Nashville, TN (May 26, 2016) — Excitement is in the air as some of Christian music’s most beloved artists unite together for The Road Home Tour.
Fan-favorites Jason Crabb and Point of Grace, along with rising female vocalist Natasha Owens, are gearing up to bring unparalleled musical excellence to audiences in more than ten cities.
“You talk about a great night…THIS is going to be an amazing night of music!” exclaimed Jason Crabb. “Are you kidding me?! Sharing the stage with Point of Grace and Natasha Owens – I can’t wait! It’s going to be wonderful!!”
Presented by ChildFund International, the tour will kick off “deep in the heart” of Texas before making stops in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and more as the tour begins in the summer and progresses through the fall.
THE ROAD HOME TOUR DATES:
July 9, 2016 – Waxahachie, TX
July 10, 2016 – Wichita Falls, TX
July 22, 2016 – Hendersonville, TN
August 11, 2016 – North Augusta, SC
August 12, 2016 – Taylors, SC
August 13, 2016 – Lynchburg, VA
September 30, 2016 – Springfield, MO
October 1, 2016 – Lafayette, IN
October 6, 2016 – Birmingham, AL
November 11, 2016 – Owasso, OK
November 12, 2016 – Searcy, AR
November 13, 2016 – Oak Grove, MO
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Columbus, MS / Jennings, LA (May 26, 2016) – Dennis McKay, President of M.A.C. Records, announced this morning on the HLE Radio Morning Show with Hunter Logan the creation of two new divisions under the M.A.C. Records label – Magnolia Records and Route 82 Records.
“As our roster of artists has grown and become more diverse, it just seemed natural to create two divisions under the M.A.C. umbrella – one for Southern Gospel/Contemporary and one for Christian Country. Magnolia Records will be the division for our Southern Gospel/Contemporary Christian artists and Route 82 will be the division for our Christian Country artists. We wanted to stay true to our Mississippi roots which is why we selected the Magnolia theme and Route 82 is a major U.S. highway that runs through our home base of Columbus, MS”, commented Dennis McKay, Owner of M.A.C. Records.
In addition to the new divisions, M.A.C. Records is also announcing their continued partnership with Double E Promotions and their new partnership with Hey Y’all Media for exclusive radio promotion. Double E Promotions is one of the top Christian Country radio promotions company and they will be handling radio promotions for the artists on the Route 82 label. The M.A.C. artists have been blessed with a number of charting songs over the past year and a half while working with Double E Promotions.
“It is a great pleasure to work with M.A.C. Records and their great roster of talent, congrats for the expansion. Dennis and Leslie McKay are a blessing to the gospel music industry”, commented Perry Edge, President/CEO of Double E Promotions.
Hey Y’all Media is one of the top radio promotions company in Southern Gospel radio and they will be handling radio promotions for the artists on the Magnolia Records label. The first single that is going to radio in June under the new partnership is “God Did It” from Trinity Three’s newest project, “The Climb”. Trinity Three is the newest artist to sign with M.A.C. Records.
“When Dennis and Leslie approached me about working radio for some of their talented M.A.C. artists, I was very excited. I can’t wait to see all the exciting things God has in store!” mentioned Vonda Easley, President/Owner of Hey Y’all Media.
M.A.C. Records makes its home at Studio 115A, the McKay’s recording studio, in historic Columbus, Mississippi. M.A.C. Records was a record label owned by Dennis’ father, Robert McKay, back in the 60’s. The label laid dormant for about 50 years until Dennis and Leslie McKay revived it in 2011 to carry on the tradition of gospel music.
“M.A.C. Records is about ministry to Christian artists, helping them make connections with others, and giving them a place to record the music and message God has given them to share. We are very proud of all of our artists on the M.A.C. label and we are looking forward to the future”, remarked Dennis McKay.
Currently, the artists on the M.A.C. Records label are:
Magnolia Records: Capstone Quartet; Amy Richardson; Shane Cruse; Trinity Three; Mary Katherine Reed
Route 82 Records: Carol Barham; Kenny Gardner; McKay Project
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Hendersonville, TN – Daywind Music Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of Devin McGlamery to its family of talented songwriters. Best known as the lead singer for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Devin also spent time with Karen Peck & New River and the Dixie Melody Boys, in addition to recording a Dove Award winning solo project. Recently, Devin has placed focus on cultivating his passion for songwriting; a skill that he is eager to continue refining as a member of the Daywind Publishing team.
“Writing is such a passion of mine and has been for some time,” shares Devin McGlamery. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the Daywind Publishing family! It feels like coming home. Dottie, Ed, Rick, Scott, Joe Dan, Dani, Susan, and all the team are like family. I’m honored to be here, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds.”
Rick Shelton, VP of Daywind Publishing adds, “Devin has worked so very hard to develop his gift for songwriting into a craft. His impactful and effectual songs are the evidence of that effort. He is already known for his consistency as a performer, but I believe an equally inspiring contribution to Gospel music will be the songs he creates. We are honored to partner with him to share those messages and melodies with the world.”
Daywind Music Publishing services an impressive roster of acclaimed songwriters including Lee Black, Matthew Browder, Jason Clark, Jason Cox, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Adam Crabb, Gerald Crabb, Chris Cron, Ricky Free, Marty Funderburk, Karen Peck Gooch, Joseph Habedank, Devin McGlamery, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Brandon Sharp, Belinda Smith, Sue C. Smith, Aaron Wilburn and Dianne Wilkinson.
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