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July 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 10, 2017 – 10:53 am -

July 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

July 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

July is here and with it, the sunny days and shady rest of summer. This season can be even more enjoyable when you stop for a lemonade and read SGNScoops Magazine. We have a lot of great features for you this month.

Our cover story is all about everyone’s favorite quartet, Tribute, written by Charlie Griffin. We know you will enjoy reading this in-depth look at Gary, Josh, Riley and Anthony.
Clayton and Scott Inman of Triumphant open up about their father/son relationship and new father Chad McCloskey of The Ball Brothers shares about the source of his strength. The man who started the Crabb phenomenon, Gerald Crabb, tells what happened two years ago that changed his life forever. Three Bridges, Master’s Promise, and Heart 2 Heart are also showcased. Chris Hester talks about the mental health challenges that have greatly affected his life.
Don’t miss our special articles by Dusty Wells, David Staton, Nathan Kistler, Roger Barkley, Jr., and Selena Day. Randall Hamm and Vonda Easley bring their monthly features and you will also find event updates, radio charts and so much more.
We pray you will find this issue intriguing, inspiring and interesting. Most of all, we pray you find the love of Jesus within our pages. Please write to me with any questions or comments at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
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The LeFevre Family Welcomes a Bouncing Baby Boy, Luka Drew Reynolds

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 21, 2017 – 8:24 am -

The LeFevre Family Welcomes a Bouncing Baby Boy, Luka Drew Reynolds

The LeFevre Family Welcomes a Bouncing Baby Boy, Luka Drew Reynolds

FLOWERY BRANCH  The LeFevre Family welcomes a bouncing baby boy! Mike and Kathy LeFevre’s daughter, Keely LeFevre Reynolds, and husband Justin Reynolds, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Luka Drew Reynolds. Luka was born on Thursday, July 20, 2017, and weighed a healthy 7 lbs 2 oz. Both Keely and Luka are doing well.

Mike LeFevre, Founder of the LeFevre Quartet notes, “It’s amazing to see God work in our family. Once again, He has given the miracle of life by sending us another grandson. Kathy and I are so excited!

Congratulatory notes may be sent to Justin and Keely at The LeFevre Quartet, 4419 Hidden Oaks Dr., Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542

Follow the LeFevre Quartet through social media outlets such as,

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-LeFevre-Quartet/107935839243534

 

and Twitter https://twitter.com/TheLeFevreLQ.

 

Visit the LeFevre Quartet online at www.thelefevrequartet.com for up to date news and tour schedule.


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The Littles release their first Song Garden project!!!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 20, 2017 – 9:09 am -

The Littles release their first Song Garden project!!!

The Littles release their first Song Garden project!!!

Song Garden Music Group is thrilled to announce that The Littles have completed their first project in “The Garden” called “Back to the Well”.

Produced by Award winning Producer and Artist Gerald Wolfe, this project features a great collection of songs performed by one of the most exciting groups in Gospel Music.  Their sound is incredible, and their blend is something only achieved by a family group.

Many of the song titles from Back to the Well will be familiar to the listener such as Ten Thousand Years, The Unseen Hand, and The Sweetest Song I Know, and they are surrounded by some wonderful new songs like Some Things Never Change and You May Feel Lonely.

Song Garden Music Director Gus Gaches says, I heard The Littles for the first time last year and was blown away by their sound.  Then after speaking with them I fell in love with this family, and I know you will too!  I’m excited for all the great things that are happening for this group.

They will be appearing this year on the MainStage at NQC and have been recently featured on Gerald Wolfes Hymn Sing Tour and at Silver Dollar City.

You can get your copy of “Back to the Well” today by going to their website.


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Getting Familiar with the Collingsworth Family

Written by Staff on July 19, 2017 – 3:43 pm -

The Collingsworth Family. Photography by: Jake Harsh

The Collingsworth Family. Photography by: Jake Harsh

You may think you know The Collingsworth Family, but did you ever wonder where it all began? When did Kim discover her passion for music? How did she and Phil meet? What was it like growing up in the Collingsworth household from the kids’ perspectives? All your questions and more will be answered as Kim takes you through their journey. You may even hear from the rest of the family along the way.


Kim Collingsworth describes her childhood days and her encounter with her Heavenly Father at the age of three: “My earliest musical memories are of my mother playing the piano in our home. I have eight siblings, and she was very good at entertaining us or helping us find ways to entertain ourselves. I vividly remember her playing ‘Chopsticks.’ My siblings and I, upon hearing this song, would always run around the coffee table and chase each other.

 

Kim Collingsworth

Kim Collingsworth

“I loved it when Mother started playing. It was time to have fun. I was around three years of age when I first started to play. My dad was a minister. One particular Sunday evening, I remember my father preaching a message on the gift of wisdom that God gave to Solomon. I was captivated and drawn in by a statement my father made in the sermon. He said, ‘Solomon asked for a gift, and God graciously granted it.’

 

“That got my attention that night. I began to think immediately in my mind that I wanted to do the same thing. I remember thinking, ‘I’m going to talk to God when I get home tonight.’ Now keep in mind, I was about three years old. I didn’t have the mental capacity to understand much of anything, but there was one thing I did believe. If I talked to God, He would hear me. I never doubted for a moment that God would answer my prayer.

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Shadow Valley Sing; Best In Years

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 19, 2017 – 8:43 am -

Shadow Valley Sing; Best In Years

Shadow Valley Sing; Best In Years

Nashville, TN  Shadow Valley has become one of Gospel music’s top events, drawing the industry’s premier artists and large crowds night after night. The outdoor concert series is nestled into a natural amphitheater in the rolling hills of Fayettville, TN. This year’s concert series featured Jeff & Sheri Easter, Kingsmen, Chuck Wagon Gang, and many others.  Several Butler Music Group and Family Music Group artists were featured as well, including the Dunaways.

Thursday night they “had church” as the Dunaways performed several of their hit songs, including “I Still Trust You.” They pulled a surprise out of their bag as they brought breakout soloist, and Family Music Group label mate, Jason Davidson on stage to sing with them. “Jason and the Dunaways killed it,” stated Les Butler.  Also included in the Thursday night line-up was Heaven’s Mountain Band, who is quickly emerging as a household name in Bluegrass Gospel Music.  The Alabama-based group returned to Shadow Valley this year and once again left the crowd wanting more.

Marking their first appearance at the outdoor sing was the Old Time Preachers Quartet, taking the stage on Friday night. The new quartet has had a whirlwind summer with appearances scheduled at Blue Gate Theater and Dollywood. They performed their current Top 20 hit song “Wavin’ This World Goodbye,” as well as their debut Top 30 single, “Old Time Way.” The quartet left the crowd on their feet and showed why they are the hottest new quartet in Gospel music.

Butler reminisces, “I played the music of Carlton Brady and the Singing Ambassadors for decades on the radio.  They were always an incredible quartet.  Carlton’s son, Greg, continues this great event, and I want to personally thank him and his family for everything they do to keep ‘real’ Southern Gospel Music alive and well.  Shadow Valley is a gorgeous location and a quality event!  If you’ve never been, please mark your calendars for next year.  BMG/FMG and the Old Time Preachers Quartet were honored to be included this year!”  For information on Shadow Valley, please check out shadowvalleyproductions.com.


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Alabama Quartet Convention Announced Agreement With Lighthouse Media

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 18, 2017 – 6:28 pm -

Alabama Quartet Convention Announced Agreement With Lighthouse Media

Alabama Quartet Convention Announced Agreement With Lighthouse Media

The Alabama Quartet Convention announced on Friday, July 14, 2017 that they had reached an agreement with Lighthouse Media Group to cover publicity for their event. Southern Gospel fans are expected to have a great time fellowshipping with national and regional artists, as well as enjoying concerts from artists such as The Perrys, Barry Rowland & Deliverance, Day Three Trio, The Oxenriders, and many more.

 

When speaking to Scott Washam and Amy Dunnam, the directors of the Alabama Quartet Convention, about this agreement, they shared this statement: “The ALQC is excited to have this partnership with Andrew Brunet and Lighthouse Media Group. Andrew brings so much experience in media writing and we are looking forward to the future and his help with the ALQC’s media needs.”


This event will take place on July 27th-29th at Forest Hill Church of God in Mobile, Alabama. Admissions and ticket prices are as follows; $10 nightly; $20 for a 3-day passholder. For more information about this great event or to find out how to purchase your ticket, you can visit their website at http://www.thealqc.com or you can give them a call at (251)-802-6041.


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MARK209 ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF JOSH POPE AS BANDLEADER AND KEYBOARDIST

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 18, 2017 – 8:37 am -

MARK209 ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF JOSH POPE AS BANDLEADER AND KEYBOARDIST

MARK209 ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF JOSH POPE AS BANDLEADER AND KEYBOARDIST

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville based music artist MARK209 announces the addition of Josh Pope of Fort Payne, Alabama, as their bandleader. He will also be playing keyboards and guitar for the band.

Josh began playing at the young age of 4 years old and professionally at the age of 10. He took lessons for 5 years as a child. When he was 13, Josh was featured on the Gaither Homecoming Tour and Video Series. Since then, Josh has played with numerous bands across multiple genres.
Baritone singer Jimmy Reno shares, “I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Josh in a previous group and was excited at the prospect of bringing him into MARK209. Josh is a phenomenal talent that I know our fans will love.”  Josh adds, “The guys in MARK209 are some of the most talented I’ve ever had the pleasure of traveling with. Their musical style and taste is congruent with mine. They have went above and beyond to make me feel like family since day one and I’m excited to see what the future holds for all of us.”
Stay tuned for more information, as MARK209 will be announcing audition opportunities for additional band members in the coming weeks. The announcement of the addition of Josh, comes on the brink of their heavy tour season, which begins in August with their annual New England Tour and continues to their first West Coast Tour in September before rounding out the year with their Christmas Tour.

 


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Mark Trammell Quartet welcomes Trevor Conkle

Written by Staff on July 17, 2017 – 8:52 am -

Trevor Conkle joins Mark Trammell

Trevor Conkle joins Mark Trammell

Gadsden, AL – After five years of looking for the right man to sit at the keyboards, 2017 Singing News Top Five Traditional Quartet nominee, The Mark Trammell Quartet announces today that nineteen year old Trevor Conkle from Arab, Alabama will be that man. Mark says, “We are thrilled that Trevor expressed interest in being an active part of our ministry. We believe this young man has a bright future in Gospel Music, and we are pleased that he wants to grow with us!”

Trevor Conkle joins Mark Trammell

Mark Trammell Quartet by Craig Harris

For the last three years, Trevor has enjoyed traveling with the multi-award winning first family of gospel music, The Hoppers, from Madison, NC. Trevor states, “While I am truly grateful for this family and the daily investment they have made in me, my first love is convention style and quartet music. Upon hearing of The Mark Trammell Quartet genuinely looking for a keyboard man, I began to enquire and that enquiry led to my gaining this position. I couldn’t be more pleased, and look forward to traveling with this great quartet. The Hoppers have been wonderful to me and I will always cherish my time with them.”

Trevor will be boarding the MTQ bus on Thursday, July 20, 2017 to begin the next chapter in his musical life. When you see MTQ, be sure to welcome this young man to his new home.

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Randy Shelnut On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 17, 2017 – 8:44 am -

Randy Shelnut On Gospel Music Today

Randy Shelnut On Gospel Music Today

Randy Shelnut of The Dixie Echoes is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of July 16. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Believers Quartet, and Jean reviews new recordings by Mark209 and Matt Felts.  An article from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features a music video by The Wilbanks, exclusive concert video of United Voice, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Damascus, AR, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of The Diplomats, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Joplin, MO.

Welcome new television viewers on TV7, in Bruce, MS, and Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX,  Morrilton, AR, Tyler, TX, Atlanta, TX, and West Plains, MO. Check local listings for day and time.

Every Sunday at 4:30 PM on KWHB TV47 in Tulsa, OK. That’s Cox channel 9, HD 1009, Dish Network channel 47.


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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on July 14, 2017 – 10:20 pm -

Being a shepherd didn’t earn David much respect, but it prepared him to fight Goliath and eventually become Israel’s greatest king. We may be in difficult circumstances, but through them God might be preparing us for something greater!

Here’s a great Crabb Family song about hearing The Shepherd’s Call…

 

 


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The Music City Show Announces Season 6 Live Tapings in Nashville, TN 

Written by Staff on July 14, 2017 – 4:16 pm -

The Nelons to appear at Music City Show?

The Nelons to appear at Music City Show.

Limited Tickets Available for Music City Show Studio Audience on July 24 & 25, 2017

BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, Nelons, T. Graham Brown, Michael English, Perrys, Cody McCarver, Tribute Quartet and More Set to Appear
Mark Lowry to appear at Music City Show

Mark Lowry

Nashville, TN (July 14, 2017) – It’s THE MUSIC CITY SHOWlive from Nashville, TN and YOU can be a part of it. Today, Godsey & Associates, producers of the hit tv series, announced season six tapings to take place in Nashville, TN July 24 and July 25, 2017. Less than 100 seats are available for the studio audience and will go “first-come, first-serve,” to those who email their request totickets@themusiccityshow.com

Michael English to appear at Music City Show

Michael English

BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, the Nelons, T. Graham Brown, Michael English, the Perrys, Tribute Quartet, Cody McCarver and many more will be featured during the LIVE TV tapings with host Tim Lovelace, and featuring the Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon, both returning to the series.

Due to security measures, NO WALK-UPS WILL BE ACCEPTED! You MUST email TICKETS@THEMUSICCITYSHOW.com for admission. All details will be explained in email correspondence.

Perrys to appear at Music City Show

The Perrys

Taped in front of a live studio audience, The Music City Show, has welcomed a diverse range of talent including The Oak Ridge Boys, The Crabb Family, Don Moen, Aaron Tippin, Ray Stevens, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Restless Heart, The Booth Brothers and more. The show is hosted by award-winning comedian / singer / musician Tim Lovelace and Jim Sheldon, The “Positive Cowboy.”

July 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Tribute Quarte

Season five of The Music City Show will air nationally on  NRBTV, FamilyNet, Heartland, TCT and UPLIFTV.

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