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Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Please Pray for The Chandlers

Written by scoopsnews on February 21, 2017 – 10:43 am -

From Tiffany via Facebook:

This has happened too many times and every time I feel a part of me (us) has been invaded and taken. Last night while the fam was in TX, thieves stole our utility trailer (containing our sound equipment, clothes and merchandise) off of our van while parked at their hotel. Thankfully, the van wasn’t touched. What I would give to be with them now. Please pray that the trailer would be found intact. God I don’t know why, but You do. 😭💔

Please join us at SGN Scoops and pray for this dear family!

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Fast Five with The Journeys

Written by scoopsnews on February 20, 2017 – 6:35 pm -

Fast Five Questions with The Journeys…..

1. Share with us the testimony of your ministry.
First and foremost we love the Lord and praise him for sending us His Son. We are a family ministry that started 3 years ago. Our son was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 1/2 and we were basically told that he would never be able to communicate with us or others. We were devastated to say the least and after digesting the diagnosis we completely turned everything over to the Lord. Gospel music has been an intricate part of Donna’s life since the early age of three, singing with her family and after the passing of her father, singing with Gabriel and Heaven Sent. When Ben was diagnosed she went off the road for several years to take care of Ben and get him the help he needed. Ben began to show interest from a young age in music and musical instruments, especially the guitar. We encouraged this and at the age of 16 he had learned some chords and was playing along with tunes on the radio and CD’s. Donna had also showed him some chords on the piano and he would play along with her and listen to songs and immediately go to the piano and duplicate what he had heard. In 2011 Ben performed along  with Donna for the school board in our county and other events in the area. We felt the strong call to share Ben with others and go to area churches and give our testimony about raising a child with Autism We were blessed to get to record our first CD in 2012 and Ben played on one of the songs with his electric guitar. We just released a new CD with Butler Music Group in October of 2016. Ben is amazing and he surprises us daily. We take none of the credit for his musical abilities…..It’s all God. Without Go nothing is possible but with God the possibilities are ENDLESS.
2. Tell us about your new radio single.
Our new single is a song called Mercy On Me and was written by Dave and Becky Williford. Ben is playing acoustic guitar on it and Scat Springs is singing background vocals with  me Scat was a good friend I sang with some in college and we have remained friends over the years. The song talks about the amazing mercy that God has for all of us. His Mercy sets us all free!  Ben loves the song and loves to perform it when we go to churches. It is our first top 80 single and we are super excited that it’s message is getting out!
We can be booked by visiting our website at or you can give us a call at 336-710-3851 or you can just e mail me at We are also on Facebook as The Journeys. Visit our page and like us and you can send me a message that way. We will ship CD’s to you upon request ,so just message us if you would like to buy one.
4. When you all are traveling and singing,what is your favorite place to eat?  We LOVE Cracker Barrel.   Ben loves McDonalds.
5, Tell us about a special concert…any that stand out.

We had the opportunity  in October of last year to sing at a Blaise Baptist Church in Mocksville, NC. It was a special night because we got to sing to a church full of special needs children and their families. We LOVE to minister to families who sometimes feel like there is no hope and let them see what God can do when you turn it all over to Him.

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Getting to Know Dennise Nichole Dittman

Written by scoopsnews on February 20, 2017 – 11:56 am -

We recently asked Dennise Nichole Dittman 5 questions. Check out her answers and get to know the ministry of Dennise Nichole Dittman.

1. Share Your Testimony with Us?
   I have no emotional story to tell,” “There has been no one significant ‘turn-around’ time in my life when I have been totally desperate and someone told me about Jesus.

It’s much more simple. I was born and raised in a house of The Lord, as were my parents. I was blessed with a family that introduced me to Jesus when I was just a baby. My grandmother loved the Lord with all of her heart and instilled in me, everything that I know about Jesus. A Sunday school teacher for 40 years, and an active member of her church family.

When I was a little girl, she lost her sight and wasn’t able to do the one thing that she loved the most, and that was read her bible. I would read to her and we would have the most in depth bible studies you could imagine. I knew right from the start, that I wanted to be just like her, the kind of woman that the Lord my God would be proud of. I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior surrendered my life to him at a very young age. I knew then I wanted to live for him and not for myself.

2. Tell us about how your ministry began.
 My starting point was putting on shows in my grandma’s back yard at the age of 3, and loved singing solos at my church. Through-out school I began singing at retirement homes and out in my community for local events. After high school, I pursued a career in classical music, singing opera and oratorio music for 16 years and participated in The Metropolitan Opera Auditions and many regional opera productions/opera concerts, and recitals. After much deliberation, and lots of prayer, I decided to embark on my Christian Music Ministry and sing for the Lord, while bringing others closer to Jesus through song. I love to sing for a purpose. That purpose is to help inspire and lead them to the feet of Jesus!
 3. When you are traveling, what is your favorite place to stop and eat?
For a quick bite, Wendy’s is always good. For celebrating, we go to Olive Garden.
4. How can someone book you and buy your cd?
My CDs are available at my web-site store … DenniseNicholeDittman.netAlso CDbaby, iTunes, Amazon,For Booking you can call 513-560-6715
5. What are some goals you have for your ministry for 2017?

My mission and goals for my ministry…

My favorite thing to do is to incorporate a great Gospel sing with a meaningful cause. Lately we have helped my hometown food pantry feed over 70 families, had a toy drive, and donated to our local Children’s home with benefit concerts. It’s so much fun to get the entire community involved. To feel a sense of unity, and to come together with similar hearts. Ideally, I  would be to make this world a better place even if it’s only for an hour at my concert. For that one hour, to make them forget about all of their troubles and anxieties. To take them on a ride and tell them stories of  faith, hope, and love. To remind them that they’re never alone. That with Christ, everything and anything is possible. To make each and every person that is attending a concert of mine feel all of the love, hope, happiness and all of those good things all wrapped up into one, and take them on an emotional journey. Sharing the good news and the love of Christ with every note…

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Song Garden Music Group is thrilled to welcome The Mark Dubbeld Family!

Written by Staff on February 19, 2017 – 4:15 pm -

Song Garden Music Group is thrilled to welcome The Mark Dubbeld Family!

Song Garden Music Group is thrilled to welcome The Mark Dubbeld Family!

Song Garden Music Director Gus Gaches says, “I was first introduced to their music at NQC by Rick Webb. He said I really needed to hear them, and he was right! I love their sound, their energy, and their heart for ministry. As you well know, we at The Garden are very big on heart, and The Mark Dubbeld Family is built on it. From their harmonies and their enthusiasm on stage, to the incredible writing ability that Janene shares, The Mark Dubbeld Family gives their very best in sharing the message of the gospel.”

Formed in 2011, the group is based out of Moneta Virginia, and are renowned for inspired originally penned songs, family harmony, and a sincere desire to communicate the Gospel through their music and testimony. They have been making a significant impact in Gospel Music and impacting lives with a song to sing, a word to write, and a call to answer.
The Family consists of Mark and Janene along with their children, Elena 20 years, Channing 15 years and Britton 12 years old. Each of them play an active role in the ministry.

They have been featured artists at National Quartet Convention since 2013, and have been featured on The Gospel Greats as Spotlight Artists in 2015 and 2016.

The Dubbeld’s music has been played around the world on XM Radio and Gospel Radio, garnering them six Top 40 singles, and in 2013 they were named as one of the Top 10 Artists to watch.

Their ministry takes them across the Nation with over 175 appearances each year ranging from concerts, to Church venues and events.

Mark Dubbeld states, “It is our privilege to be part of the Song Garden Family of Artists. We are thrilled to be teaming up with music professionals who have ministry focused minds and hearts. We believe this partnership will allow God to open broader doors and expand the ministry to which He has called us.”

Gus says, “We at Song Garden are so thrilled to be partnering in ministry with this family, and we look forward to sharing their incredible music and message with everyone.”

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The Griffith Family Welcome Joseph Bryce Lee

Written by Staff on February 19, 2017 – 3:42 pm -

The Griffith Family Welcome Joseph Bryce Lee

The Griffith Family Welcome Joseph Bryce Lee

Franklin, TN (February 18, 2017) – Tony and Julie Griffith have recently welcomed vocalist and pianist Joseph “Bryce” Lee, as the newest member of The Griffith Family. Bryce has made the move from Dallas, GA to tour full time with the duo.

The Griffith Family Welcome Joseph Bryce Lee

Joseph Bryce Lee

Since The Griffith Family stepped out in 2015 and made the move to Nashville and into full time schedule, the group has not only grown and expanded what they do musically, their focus on ministry has expanded into evangelistic events where Tony preaches and both Tony and Julie share their personal testimonies.

The past two years have seen this Family cover a lot of ground, literally, with a touring schedule that has taken them from the deep southern United States and beyond the northern border into Canada. During that time they’ve performed annually at popular events such as Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration, The National Quartet Convention along with television appearances on networks, including TBN. In addition to those highlights, the group has garnered multiple charting songs from their first two albums, ‘The Griffith Family’ and ‘Give His Love Away’, released on Mansion Records.

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Happy Sunday! Enjoy this song by CT and Becky Townsend

Written by scoopsnews on February 19, 2017 – 5:52 am -

CT Townsend Revival in Burlington Last Night

Happy Sunday. Hope everyone has an awesome day in the Lord!

Check out this throwback video of CT and Becky Townsend. What a mighty God we serve…

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Ernie Haase and Signature Sound highlight this week’s Harmony Road TV episode hosted by Darrell Freeman

Written by Staff on February 17, 2017 – 12:36 pm -

:Episode host: Darrell Freeman and the Freemans

Episode host: Darrell Freeman and the Freemans. This week’s show highlights Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Music and Video from Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, The Freemans, Red Roots, Woody Wright and Friends, High Road

Nashville, TN (February 16, 2017)  The new season of Harmony Road TV continues this week with a special episode hosted by Darrell Freeman. Music on the program includes “Sometimes I Wonder,” from Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Red Roots with “Christian Country Girl,” “Lead Me Home,” from The Freemans, and High Road with “Angel at the Crossroads.”
The program also features Woody Wright and Friends, with a hymn medley (“Power in the Blood” and “Victory in Jesus,”) featuring Larry Gatlin and other top artists.

Red Roots

Red Roots

Episode host, Darrell Freeman has traveled with family group, the Freemans for over 30 years. A perennial favorite, the Freemans have had over 20 top ten and seven number one songs, including The Singing News Song of the Year, for “Three Rugged Crosses,” in 2010. “Lead Me Home,” featuring Darrell, has been one of the most requested videos on Harmony Road TV.

Harmony Road TV continues to provide awareness of a “culture of life” through a series of announcements from Choices. Information on Choices can be found at

The episode was taped at the Mansion Music studio in Franklin, Tennessee, and was directed and edited by Rob Walls of Varnish Films. Rob Patz of Coastal Media is also a producer at Harmony Road TV. Danny Joines of Online Media Studios provides the web presence for the show.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Broadcasting on The Heartland Network, NRBTV, The WALKTV, WATC57 in Atlanta and several more outlets, Harmony Road TV is available to over 90 million homes weekly, across the nation and internationally. Information on networks and times can be found online at road tv logo

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CHONDA PIERCE RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN WITH ‘ENOUGH’ APRIL 25 ONLY Long Awaited Follow-Up To 2015’s Box Office Hit ‘Laughing in the Dark’

Written by Staff on February 16, 2017 – 12:03 pm -



NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Following her successful 2015 cinema event, “Laughing in the Dark,” best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce returns to the big screen for one special night with an important message for audiences nationwide: Laugh – Cry – Love. “Chonda Pierce: Enough” serves as a powerful reminder that our value is found in Christ; because of Him, we are enough.

Following the feature content, audiences will see Pierce and acclaimed singer/songwriter and comedian Mark Lowry answer questions submitted by fans. “Chonda Pierce: Enough” comes to cinemas nationwide for one night on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. local time, presented by Fathom Events and Fuseic Entertainment.

Tickets for “Chonda Pierce: Enough” can be purchased online beginning Friday, February 17, 2017 by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 750 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“This event is a hilarious journey to show how far you can come after dealing with life’s lessons,” Pierce said. “You’ll get to learn some new things about me that weren’t revealed in ‘Laughing in the Dark,’ from insights into the dating scene to some hilarious times spent with some childhood girlfriends.”

America’s best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce continues to overcome obstacles through her faith, humor and the support of her community. Beginning two years after the death of her husband, “Enough” explores Pierce’s ongoing path to healing, highlighting the importance of friendship. “Enough” is a passionate, heartening and funny call to connect with those who love you the most.

“Fathom is thrilled to partner with Chonda for the second time to bring her empowering and emotional story to movie theaters,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “’Laughing in the Dark’ left a lasting mark on audiences, and we expect nothing less from ‘Enough.’”

“Chonda really connects with the pressure women are under to be perfect,” producer Kent Songer said. “In ‘Enough,’ Chonda is funny, real and once again rallies women to embrace their uniqueness and feel satisfied and confident during any of life’s challenges.”



About Chonda Pierce
A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and actress, Chonda Pierce has been making people laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) best-selling female comedian of all time, Pierce has six Platinum DVDs, three Gold DVDs and five Daytime Emmy® Award nominations to her credit and is ranked among Pollstar’s top-selling live performers. For further information, visit

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit

About Fuseic Entertainment
Director Rick Altizer and Producer Kent Songer launched Fuseic Entertainment in 2002 as a developer of proprietary music, animation and film projects that encourage, edify and strengthen faith and belief for individuals and families.

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McCray Dove On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 15, 2017 – 9:26 am -

McCray Dove On Gospel Music Today

McCray Dove On Gospel Music Today

McCray Dove is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of February 12. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Gospel Harmony Boys, and Jean reviews new recordings by Epp Mevin Walls and Rocky and Gail Smith.  An article from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features a new song by The Troy Burns Family,  exclusive concert video of The New Dove Brothers, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Somerset, KY, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of Primitive Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Bixby, OK.

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. On on ROKU, Amazon FireTV, and Google Chromecast. Check local TV schedule for Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, West Plains, MO, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website,

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Daywind Songwriter, Dianne Wilkinson, Hits Milestone

Written by Staff on February 12, 2017 – 3:57 pm -

Dianne Wilkinson

Dianne Wilkinson with the Kingdom Heirs

Hendersonville, TN (February 9th, 2017) – Daywind Music Publishing is proud to announce that Dianne Wilkinson has reached an elite level among songwriters with the penning of her 1,000th song, entitled “Just Another Mile.” To bring the achievement full circle, the song will be recorded by the quartet who has cut more of her songs than any other, the Kingdom Heirs, on their upcoming Sonlite Records release.

Having begun her songwriting career in the 70s, Dianne has continued to create top-quality songs for over forty years, with cuts by groups such as the Cathedrals, the Hoppers, Gold City, and Karen Peck & New River, among others. Sixteen of those songs have reached the #1 position on the Singing News Radio Chart, and fifty-seven have been recorded by the Kingdom Heirs, including the hits “The Borrowed Tomb,” “What We Needed,” and “Just Preach Jesus.”  Many songwriters would be content to rest on these accolades, however, Dianne praises a faithful God who consistently inspires new songs and allows her to continue doing what she loves.


Dianne Wilkinson shares, “I am overwhelmed by the blessings I have been afforded, and am so very conscious of the grace of God in my life! Many thanks to everyone involved in this milestone of mine. I see God’s handprints all over it!”

“In more than 30 years here at Sonlite Records, there has never been a combination of artist and writer like The Kingdom Heirs and Dianne Wilkinson,” adds Greg Bentley, A&R Associate at Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing. “There’s a special magic that happens when you team these two up. It’s like Dianne writes songs specifically with the group in mind. We are honored to be part of this milestone with Dianne and our friends at Daywind Music Publishing.”

“What a blessing it is when God sends encouragement to weary travelers on their journey toward Home,” offers Rick Shelton, VP of Daywind Music Publishing. “Together, Dianne Wilkinson and the Kingdom Heirs have cheered on countless saints with their songs. How fitting then, as Dianne passes this significant milestone of her 1000th song and the quartet celebrates four decades of performing in Pigeon Forge, that they would come together once again to share ‘Just Another Mile’ with the world.”

Daywind Music Publishing services an impressive roster of acclaimed songwriters including Lee Black, Matthew Browder, Jason Clark, Jason Cox, Janice Crow, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Adam Crabb, Gerald Crabb, Chris Cron, Ricky Free, Marty Funderburk, Karen Peck Gooch, Joseph Habedank, Tim Lovelace, Devin McGlamery, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Brandon Sharp, Belinda Smith, Sue C. Smith, Aaron Wilburn and Dianne Wilkinson.

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