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April 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 13, 2014 – 3:55 pm -

sgnscoops0414_smHappy Easter from the Staff of SGNScoops Magazine! We are excited to present Pastor Matthew Hagee as this month’s cover story. Pastor Matt shares the inside info about his latest solo release and gives an update on Cornerstone Church. We’re giving our readers the scoop regarding the recent changes in the Gaither Vocal Band line-up. You’ll enjoy getting to know Adam Crabb better and will find Todd Suttles a delight! Also in this issue, we cover the latest on the Horn Family, Josh and Ashley Franks and Gabrielle Allen. This issue offers in-depth stories on the Steve Hurst School of Music, The Great Passion Play and also highlights the 2014 Harmony Honors. And- that’s not all! The April Edition shines the spotlight on a  Hinson Reunion Concert and also uncovers new music.  Don’t miss David Staton’s, Can You Handle The Truth and also Lou Hildreth’s Life, Love and Legends as she highlights the Booth Brothers. Dr Jeff Steel, Kelly Nelon, Jennifer Campbell, Laurette Willis and Sherry Anne deliver encouragement for the mind, body and spirit. Get the latest Creekside Update and the top 100 songs right here- always free.  Share with your friends, fans and family!

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New Video .. Mama’s Hall Of Fame by Kenny Hatcher

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 24, 2014 – 10:13 am -

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Written by SGN Scoops on April 23, 2014 – 2:01 pm -

imageAtlanta, GA – Popular multi-award winning vocal group, The Nelons, have teamed with MANNA Worldwide to help rescue 60 orphans in Guatemala. The Central American nation has countless orphans throughout the country, but the future for 60 children will be dramatically impacted thanks to a brand new orphanage, sponsored by Jason Clark and his wife, Kelly Nelon Clark. Opening during the summer of 2014, The Nelons and MANNA Worldwide are partnering to raise the remaining funds needed to launch this rescue operation.

In the fall of 2013, Jason and Kelly, along with daughters, Amber and Autumn, led a survey trip to Guatemala. “During this time,” Jason recalls, “God began to prepare our hearts and inspire us to dream the impossible. We’ve been involved in various Global Mission Ministries throughout the years; however, providing for 60 children’s lives seemed truly impossible to me. The great thing is that God has already begun performing miracles! We have a building, a wonderful partnership with MANNA Worldwide, overseers, volunteers and a missionary family to help run this huge operation. We are beyond thrilled at the privilege of rescuing children and having the opportunity to care for them. We are helping develop these precious young lives for the glory of Christ. What a true honor this is for us.”

MANNA Worldwide has been caring for and feeding children over the last 14 years. The organization operates in 40 countries with 118 nutrition centers, medical clinics, and schools. They also currently operate 17 orphanages that care for children around the world. MANNA Worldwide has a consistent, proven track record for ministry and is committed to providing for the well being of more than 13,000 children every day. Bruce O’Neal, the founder and President of MANNA Worldwide remarks, “Partnering with The Nelons is a wonderful example of the body of Christ coming together to care for the less fortunate in the world. I could not be more pleased that MANNA and The Nelons will be working together in Guatemala.”

“During our trip to Guatemala,” Kelly shares, “we fell in love with the people of this country, especially the children. It moved me to tears to watch my girls play and share with these precious kids who just need to know they are loved. I told Jason at that very moment, that we just had to do more.”

The Guatemalan orphanage being built will be ready to house children on the first floor starting this summer. This partnership between The Nelons and MANNA Worldwide will be long-term, in an effort to sustain the orphanage. “With their years of experience and integrity in the field, MANNA is the perfect organization to partner with us in launching The Nelon Kid’s project at Hogar de Ninos de Mana (MANNA’s Children Home),” Jason states. “We will be sharing information about our work in Guatemala with our friends all across the country. We’d like all our friends to have the opportunity to be a part of this heart-moving work. We’ll be taking another trip to visit the Orphanage once we get up and running later in the year, and we would love to take a lot of our friends with us. We’ll be sharing more information about that trip in the weeks to come. Together, we can help so many kids that simply cannot help themselves.”

More information regarding this particular project, as well as MANNA Worldwide is available at or at

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Sneed Family Homecoming This Weekend

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 23, 2014 – 10:32 am -


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Jonathan Wilburn and Daywind Records Present ‘The Best Of Jonathan Wilburn

Written by SGN Scoops on April 23, 2014 – 7:32 am -


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Randy & Wendi Pierce to be Showcased at Gospel Music Fan Fair

Written by SGN Scoops on April 23, 2014 – 5:02 am -

(imageNashville, TN) Popular duet, Randy & Wendi Pierce of Nashville, will be taking part in the 17th Annual Gospel Music Fan Fair in Somerset, KY this May as featured artists on the Patterson Promotions showcase. The duet has realized success with their original, “Pick up Your Cross” debuting at # 69 on the May Singing News charts. The song is also in the # 1 position on Southern Gospel Times. Randy & Wendi made their move to Nashville from Oklahoma and quickly started being heard on the USAGEM stage, the Sunday Mornin’ Country show during CMA week on the Grand Ole Opry; doing backup vocals in the Country Chorale, and being booked for area church concerts. The duet was featured artists at a USAGEM event this year at the Musician’s Union on Music Row, and will again take part in the National Quartet Convention this year in Pigeon Forge, TN. For a free press kit or management questions contact or call Evie Hawkins: 615-856-0910. DJ’s contact Patterson Promotions: 606-528-0033 Visit the duet on Facebook:

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 22, 2014 – 1:23 pm -

gwff(Nashville, TN) – Visalia, CA is set to welcome the Great Western Fan Festival to the Visalia Convention Center. The annual event welcomes an all-star lineup to the West Coast from May 1-3, 2014.

The weekend will be filled with great gospel music, chapel services, special matinees, a special breakfast club, comedy showcase, and more – all designed to bring the attendees up close and personal with the artists.

The Great Western Fan Festival Talent Contest, held on Saturday morning, will award a Grand Prize of a recording package to one winner. A 1st place winner will be selected in three categories – soloist, duet/trio and group.

An all-star lineup of gospel greats will perform during the weekend including The Hoppers, Triumphant Quartet, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, The Martins, The Browns, Tim Lovelace, Kim Hopper, TaRanda Greene, RSV, California Melody Boys, and Liberty Quartet.

For tickets, more information and to connect with the festival, call iTickets at 1-800-965-9324 or visit the following sites:
Twitter: @GospelFanFest
Instagram: FanFestival

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 22, 2014 – 8:53 am -

CatRApril 22, 2013 (Nashville, TN) – Today IMC Management, in association with Showcase Management, announced plans for the Cathedrals Family Reunion Tour in select cities. Due to the overwhelming response to the original event held in Dallas, TX in November 2013, organizers have planned for six special weekends during 2014 and 2015 that will place the event within 500 miles of most of the population of the United States.

It all kicks off where it all began, in Akron, Ohio – the birthplace of the Cathedral Quartet. The Akron Civic Center will welcome Cathedral aficionados November 7-8, 2014 as Danny Funderburk, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, and the Mark Trammell Quartet, once again, join together to honor the legacy of the Cathedral Quartet.

Today Scott Fowler, Danny Funderburk, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell and Gerald Wolfe made the special announcement in a video from the Younce family home in Akron.


As with the original event, each weekend will focus on celebrating the legacy of the iconic Cathedral Quartet, featuring music from each of the current artists as well as the very special Cathedrals Family Reunion quartet. The weekend event will also feature memorabilia displays, special matinees, a behind the scenes Q&A, a chance to tour “Silhouette,” the last tour bus the Cathedrals used and much more!

“We planned the original Cathedrals Family Reunion as a one-time weekend event,” said Landon Beene, IMC Management. “Immediately after the event and consistently, the IMC Concerts office and the artists were flooded with requests to “do it again” or “take it on tour.” Today, we are excited to announce that we have heard your voice and we are taking the Cathedrals Family Reunion on the road!”

Each tour city has been strategically planned to be within a 500-mile radius of most of the United States of America so that as many people as possible can experience this wonderful weekend of music and memories.

In addition to the tour, a preview of the Cathedrals Family Reunion event will take place during a special matinee performance at the 2014 NQC in Pigeon Forge, TN this September.

Tickets for the hometown weekend in Akron, OH will go on sale April 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST. More information can be found online at

Sept. 24, 2014 – Pigeon Forge, TN (Matinee preview performance)
Nov. 7-8, 2014 – Akron, OH
Nov. 14-15, 2014 – Fort Worth, TX
Jan. 16-15, 2015 – Orlando, FL
Apr. 24-25, 2015 – Denver, CO
Jul. 17-18, 2015 – Lancaster, PA
Oct. 9-10, 2015 – Branson, MO

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Gospel Music Today On

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 21, 2014 – 9:07 am -

GMT April21Ron Blackwood is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of April 20. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is The Crooks, and Jean reviews new recordings by The Mark Dubbeld Family and Paul’s Journey. An article about The Isaacs is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. Mark 209 sings, and the show includes exclusive video of James and Starla Dean recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at The Southern Gospell Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for a clip of The Blackwood Quartet.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR.
The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website,

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Harmony Road TV Features Songs of the Cross Easter Special

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 18, 2014 – 4:33 pm -

nrbHarmony_RoadThis week’s special Harmony Road TV  program will feature songs of the Cross.. This inspirational program in includes “God Saw A Cross” from the Kingsmen, “I Rest My Case at the Cross’ from the The Perrys, a beautiful rendition of “He Looked Beyond my Fault” from Sisters and the classic hymn “At Calvary” from the Collingsworths.

During the program, host Les Butler reads scripture and provides an inspiring, challenging and heartfelt devotional where he reminds us of the relevance of the Cross today. There is also a call to action for people who may have heard the Easter message during the program, have questions and want to learn more. This special Harmony Road program is sure to inspire it’s viewers as it focuses on the Cross and the message of hope it represents to us today.

Harmony Road, a Southern Gospel television program is hosted by Singing News Publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler. Harmony Road can be found throughout the weekend on several networks including The Heartland Network, The NRB Network (including Direct TV) and WalkTV. Viewers can also find the program on stations including WATC57 in Atlanta, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens AL, Charter Cable in Jackson, Clarksville and Sevier County TN, Harmony Gospel in Greeneville SC and others. For information go to, or Facebook at .

Harmony Road is also streamed on , , and where you will also find a mobile app. The program is also available on ROKU.

This week’s program originates from Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, Tennessee. More information about the Smokehouse can be found at

Other members of the Harmony Road team include Allan Rhodes, Technical Director and Roger
Spears, Producer.

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The Pathfinders Release New Video

Written by SGN Scoops on April 18, 2014 – 3:52 pm -

imageNashville, TN (April 18, 2014) Godsey and Associates are proud to announce the release of the Pathfinders new video “Let My Light Shine”.

This well constructed video tells the story of how one can witness anywhere, even in the confines of your own home. The story line shows how a Grandmother can let her light shine even to her Grandson and the importance of living her life to show the love of Christ.

The quality of this video is superb, the message is strong and the singing is just plain good.

The Pathfinders are an excellent mixed trio who have had multiple single releases. This included several Top 80 songs on the Singing News charts and a single from their latest CD, “Mercy Answered” being named as one of the top 10 new releases. In addition, they have had several Top 40 songs on other industry charts.

Below is a link to view the video:



You can learn more about The Pathfinders at

You can learn more about Godsey and Associates at or .


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