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November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 16, 2019 – 12:10 pm -

November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

We are happy to present the November 2019 issue of SGNScoops Magazine. We hope you will enjoy the mix of artists that we are presenting to you this month, from Southern Gospel, to Christian Country, to Bluegrass Gospel music. This month, there is something for everyone.

The Troy Burns Family graces our cover this month, and we are thrilled to have the recipient of the Dr Jerry Goff Honors Award for 2019, Troy Burns, featured in this issue. Justin Gilmore brings us a delightful look at the Burns family.
More great gospel music families are featured, including the Hoppers and the Sheltons, as well as Jordy Hinson of the Hinson Family. We hope you will enjoy our look at Bonita Eileen, Allen Bibey, and the Vernon Alabama Gospel Music Weekend. We also have news and pictures from Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the 2019 Diamond Award winners.
All this and more, including radio charts, CD reviews, the DJ spotlight, the Publisher’s Point, and the Editor’s Last Word.
As you read through the pages of this magazine, many of you will be preparing to start the holiday season with some family time. We hope that your family takes time to thank our Heavenly Father for all of his good gifts. And we hope that you are a member of his Family. If not, why not draw closer to him today? Write with all of your comments and questions. Thank you for reading SGNScoops Magazine.
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HighRoad Releases Highly-Anticipated Debut Album on New Day Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 16, 2019 – 8:39 am -

HighRoad Releases Highly-Anticipated Debut Album on New Day Records

HighRoad Releases Highly-Anticipated Debut Album on New Day Records

NASHVILLE, TN  —  Produced by multiple Grammy® nominee, Ben Isaacs, the debut self-titled album by HighRoad released today, packed full of beautifully written  songs sure to lift listeners’ spirits. HighRoad, 2018’s Singing News New Artist of the Year features Sarah Davidson (vocals and piano), Kristen Bearfield (mandolin, guitar, banjo, and vocals), Kinsey Rose (guitar and vocals), and Lauren Conklin (fiddle). This tremendously talented quartet, whose members have toured with George Jones and Mark Wills and backed up Jimmy Fortune and Bradley Walker on Gaither Homecoming videos, has certainly delivered their best album to date.

HighRoad is jam-packed with hit songs, from the Ralph Stanley classic “Two Coats” and Thomas Dorsey-penned standard “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” to future fan-favorites co-written by group members Davison, Rose, Bearfield, and Conklin, along with some of today’s greatest composers including Michael Farren, Tony Wood, Kenna West, Devin McGlamery, and Nathan Woodard. Farren and Wood combined with Davidson to bring us “Nothing At All,” HighRoad’s first radio single off the album.

A cut that may well become the group’s theme song is “High Road,” written by Pete Sallis and Tia Sillers.  This is a triple-rarity of sorts, which may prompt fans to beg radio to play “High Road” by HighRoad from HighRoad.  The song has an incredibly uplifting feel, expressing perfectly the joy these gifted ladies bring to their ministry and this album.

The new album arrives on the heels of HighRoad’s recent crossover success in the bluegrass genre. The band’s 2019 single, “Heaven’s Back Yard,” from the hit bluegrass album Gonna Sing Gonna Shout reached the coveted #1 position on the Singing News National Bluegrass Gospel chart.  The album features HighRoad, along with Claire Lynch, the Cox Family, Marty Raybon, and many others.

With a packed national schedule and a brand new album to tour, don’t miss the chance to see HighRoad in a city near you in the coming months.  It is a musical and inspirational experience.  For more information on HighRoad, visit  The new album is available at a retailer near you and on all major digital subscription platforms.

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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on November 16, 2019 – 6:53 am -

Vonda Armstrong

Happy Weekend Everyone! Yesterday I played a song on my show , “Who I Am Today.” The song was written by Victoria Shirey Bowlin and a well written song I might add.

Victoria Bowlin Signs Exclusive Recording Agreement With 65/40 Records

Victoria Bowlin 

I interviewed Melissa Evans, (who recently singled the song),  on the show and we talked about one of the lines in the  song, “ I want to thank you for the doors you closed along the way.”
I’ve been thinking about that since yesterday and singing the tune In my head since we hung up the phone from the interview,

We often thank God for opening doors, but what about the ones He closes?

We should thank him for not allowing us to step into places not meant for us.

Thank you for the times you said No.

Remember the big Yes is the reason He says NO. He has a plan for you!

Don’t forget the roadblocks.

Thank you Lord for steering me in the right direction at times when I was headed the wrong way.

Thank you Lord for closing doors I need to walk away from or stop banging  on and thank you Lord for songwriters Like Victoria that write the songs that remind us of things like this..



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Youth in Southern Gospel: Kennedy Hayes

Written by Staff on November 15, 2019 – 6:20 pm -

Kennedy Hayes This month’s Youth in Southern Gospel is a young and talented girl named Kennedy Hayes. She is from Hudson, North Carolina and sings full time with her family, the Mylon Hayes Family.

Kennedy sings mostly lead and a little bit of everything in the group. She is 16, turning 17 very soon and has two older twin brothers, Conner and Bailey. Kennedy’s favorite fast food is Chick-fil-a, and one thing on her bucket list is to visit the country of Israel. She plays the piano and says that shopping is definitely one of her hobbies. 


If she wasn’t singing and traveling, cosmetology/makeup is something Kennedy could see herself going into. Kennedy says that she doesn’t have plans to go to college and really believes that music is what she is called to do. If she does attend college, it would be through online studies, so she can continue in full-time ministry with her family.

A day off from the road for Kennedy currently looks like school, school, and more school, plus cleaning the bus and getting things ready to go out singing again. When traveling, you can sometimes find yourself in interesting situations. When singing, many things can go wrong and sometimes funny things happen that are out of our control, and you just kind of have to roll with it. Here’s a story Kennedy shared with me about a funny thing that happened to them while on stage:


The Mylon Hayes Family

“Not long ago we were singing, and a lady came walking in while we were singing an up-tempo song and she was dancing. We all looked at each other and completely lost it, we had to just end the song right there,” Kennedy laughed.

The group has been traveling for eight years in full-time ministry. Kennedy has been traveling and singing almost since she was born. Kennedy’s dad traveled and sang with his family, the Hayes Family for over 40 years, so Kennedy actually learned to walk while on a bus, which she says is not an easy thing to do. 


The Mylon Hayes Family sings approximately 120 dates a year, sharing the message of Jesus Christ to all and any who will listen. They recorded their first CD in 2011, and say that they honestly just made it for themselves. They started getting asked to sing locally at churches, and that’s when they decided to become full time in ministry.

Lauren Talley and Melissa Brady have had a huge influence on Kennedy’s love for Southern gospel music. 


Often times when traveling, it can get tiring just like everything else in life, so I asked Kennedy what is something that keeps her motivated to keep singing. She said, “When I get messages or letters and someone tells me their story, or how our music has in some way encouraged them or helped them, that’s why we do what we do. And that’s what keeps me going. 


Kennedy Hayes“You’re never too young to serve the Lord. Living for God doesn’t come with an age limit. II Corinthians 5:15 says, “And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. He died for us, let’s live for him!” Kennedy states.

I trust you have enjoyed getting to know Kennedy Hayes. Please go check out to find out more about her family and their ministry.

By Lyndsey Chandler

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in October 2019

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Evans Media Source Acquires Adams Bluegrass Festivals

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 15, 2019 – 3:55 pm -

Evans Media Source Acquires Adams Bluegrass Festivals

Evans Media Source Acquires Adams Bluegrass Festivals

Satsuma, FL  —  Evans Media Source is proud to announce they have acquired the Adams Bluegrass Festivals and will assume operations of the following events beginning in January 2020.

  • Jan 2-4, 2020 – 44th Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival – Jekyll Island, SC
  • Feb 13-15, 2020 – 16th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival- Palatka, FL
  • June 11-13, 2020 – Cherokee Bluegrass Festival – Cherokee, NC
  • August 13-15, 2020 – 46th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival – Marion, NC
  • October 24-26, 2020 – Anderson Bluegrass Festival – Anderson, SC
  • November 12-14, 2020 – Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival – Palatka, FL
  • November 26-28, 2020 – 51st Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival – Myrtle Beach, SC

Evans Media Source is an award-winning full-service music production company specializing in music festivals, concerts, music themed cruises and radio broadcasting. EMS is a family owned and operated company based out of central Florida servicing the southeastern United States and Caribbean since 1997.They currently promote the following events:

  • January 14-19, 2020 – Yee Haw Music Festival – Okeechobee, FL
  • February 18-23, 2020 – Florida Bluegrass Classic – Brooksville, FL
  • February 28-29, 2020 – Winter String Summit – Kissimmee, FL
  • March 26-29, 2020 – EMS Spring Bluegrass Festival – Brooksville, FL

“It is both an honor and challenge to step into the shoes of someone you consider a pioneer and a legend. Getting the initial phone call ranks high with the most exciting things that have happened in our careers, but working alongside Norman and Judy Adams for the next year will be like earning a masters degree in festival promotion. We are so grateful and still in shock,” said Evans Media Source Owners Ernie and Debi Evans.

The bluegrass music community will certainly miss Norman and Judy Adams.  Norman has been in the bluegrass business for 45 years beginning his career in his hometown of Dahlonega, Georgia at the Mountain Music Park which he helped develop from a sawmill site.  He has won numerous awards for his event promotions including the most recent 2011 SPBGMA Promoter of the Year Award.  His wife Judy retired from BellSouth and has been in the bluegrass business 19 years. Their festivals host the top names in bluegrass music earning loyal attendees that come back year after year.  Both companies wish to thank these attendees and the performing artists for their continued support.

“For the last 28 years Norman Adams has supported Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and the friendship with Norman and July that we created over that time has been wonderful. Norman will forever be a legendary figure in the bluegrass festival scene. Over the last 7 years we have worked a lot of shows with Ernie and Debi, ironically the first show at Dixieland Music Park in 2013, I had laryngitis and could not sing. Ernie handled the situation like the professional he is and it has been fantastic working with him ever since. I am excited that Norman is passing the torch to Ernie to carry the festivals he has built into the future and I have full faith in Ernie’s vision and talents to succeed for years to come,” said Russell Moore.

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Master’s Voice finds ‘Solace’ in God’s word on latest album

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 15, 2019 – 8:44 am -

Master's Voice finds 'Solace' in God's word on latest album

Master’s Voice finds ‘Solace’
in God’s word on latest album

Arden, North Carolina  — Master’s Voice is finding comfort in God’s promises on Solace, their upcoming release from Sonlite Records, to be released January 10, 2020. Solace, now available for pre-order, recognizes there will be life after death, and therefore it isn’t something to be feared.

With powerful and moving moments, Master’s Voice brings hope to the weary and finds peace in the gospel.

Solace begins with “Let Us Not Grow Weary,” a song about keeping a positive attitude and spreading God’s word, even when the world is a difficult place.

It’s followed by “He’s Coming Back,” the first radio single, detailing Christ’s return to Earth. T.J. Evans, singing lead, shares that day will be joyful for those headed to their eternal home.

“Why should I worry with the sinful world / I’m getting ready to leave / He’s coming back, I’m going home / Soon I’m gonna see the face of the one I’ve waited for so long.”

Solace has quiet reverent moments with “The Things Only God Can Do,” featuring Ricky Capps marveling at God’s power and the miracles only He can accomplish, and “Pray Through Me,” describing how hopelessness can be turned over to the Holy Spirit.

Songs like “Because I Said So” and “Took It All Away” — which features David Folenius — remind us to trust in God’s plan as He’s given us all we need to live and thrive before reaching eternal life.

In “At Home,” featuring Jerry Pilgrim, Master’s Voice tells of learning about Heaven and all the wonders it will hold. “Five Minutes” reminds that diligently living as a follower of Christ will allow you to reach that promised land, and the haunting “Thinking Outside The Grave” serves as a warning to not be shortsighted and to remember life continues after death.

Other tracks include “This Same Jesus,” “Peace Like A River,” and “Last Of The Last Days.”

As a collection, Solace is a statement of being at peace with God’s plan for all life and a reminder of the glories Heaven promises after death.

Pre-order Solace HERE.

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Creekside Wants Your Opinion

Written by Staff on November 14, 2019 – 3:23 pm -


People praying for each other and showing love. Altar service at Creekside 2019

Have you heard about Creekside? Have you attended Creekside? Do you have any opinions about this terrific, family friendly, Christian music event held yearly in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee?

CreeksideCreekside Gospel Music Convention occurs every October and highlights Southern, Country, Americana, and Bluegrass Gospel music for five full, entertaining, enriching and uplifting days of concerts, seminars, and prayer.

We want to hear your opinion on artists, facilities, and more. Please click HERE for the survey.

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New Music from Kelly Wright – The Love Train

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 14, 2019 – 12:54 pm -

New Music from Kelly Wright - The Love Train

New Music from Kelly Wright – The Love Train

Nashville, TN  – Exit 209 Records is proud to present a brand new project from renowned vocalist, Kelly Wright. The Love Train, produced by Tre’ Corley, features ten new songs of love, peace and unity. The project is available today on all digital and streaming platforms.

The Love Train is electric, with influences of gospel, country and pop, woven together to create a unique style that is indicative of Kelly Wright. Songs such as ‘The Love Train’, ‘This Little Light of Mine’ and ‘Free Indeed’ bring a smile with their upbeat grooves while selections such as ‘My America,’ ‘Take a Look Around,’ and ‘Savior’ are thought-provoking and personal. From beginning to end, The Love Train promotes unity and peace, celebrating that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

A unique entertainer and accomplished musician, many are familiar with Kelly’s work as an Emmy Award-Winning TV news journalist.  For over thirty years, Kelly has reported major news events across the globe, including co-hosting Fox News’ Fox and Friends Weekend and America’s News Headquarters Weekend.  Beyond his extensive resume in journalism, Kelly is prolific soloist who has graced stages such as the Apollo Theater, The Cotton Club, The Metropolitan Room and performed on programs with artists like Shirley Caesar, Cissy Houston, the late James Brown, Jonathan Butler and many more.
To stay up-to-date on current happenings, follow Kelly Wright on social media at @kellywrightmusic, or visit

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Written by scoopsnews on November 13, 2019 – 8:28 am -

September 2019 SGNScoops Magazine


We are so excited to announce that  SGN SCOOPS is going to a  FULL COLOR, HIGH QUALITY PRINTED MAGAZINE in addition to Digital in 2020!

The first issue will be in January, 2020. The January issue will also include the ballot for the 2020 Diamond Awards. Now is the time to get your ad in for the exciting issue.

Wholesale Opportunity for Artists is also available.

For information on advertising and wholesale, email


A word from Owner and Publisher of SGNSCOOPS, Rob Patz:

“I truly believe that 2020 is going to be an amazing year filled with exciting opportunities. I believe that about every year, and as I look back at 2019, I think we should always take an inventory of where we’ve been. There have been many great things that have happened in 2019, and there have been some trials. I am thankful, though, that God has allowed me to be a part of some fantastic events and to minister to people around the country.

“The year of 2019 saw changes, but then again, if you think about it, in every year there are changes. If we stay the same we are not moving forward. In the Bible, it says that we should run the race, and my feeling about that is that God doesn’t want us to be stable. He doesn’t want us to be happy in the location we are in today.

“So, with that being said, we are changing. We are growing ! Come grow with us.”







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Browders sign with Gateway Management

Written by Staff on November 13, 2019 – 5:19 am -

BrowdersNashville, TN (November 12, 2019) — Gateway Management has announced they have reached a management agreement with the Browders. The Browders have become one of Christian Music’s most successful and exciting groups. With 12 Singing News #1 songs to their credit, the Browders abundance of talent and passion to share the Gospel has made them fan favorites across the nation.

“I’ve always been a big dreamer and I walk in expectation every day because I know we serve a great big God,” Matthew Browder states with a smile. “Dad taught us to dream big. We believe if you have a dream, you need to go after it. God has blessed us and I know that the best is yet to come.”

Browders Authentic“We are honored to have the Browders join Gateway Management. They are some of the most talented and hardworking people I know. They’ve seen success over the last few years that is unprecedented. Their new album will only add to their success and open new doors for them,” stated Matt Felts, CEO Gateway Management.


The Browders much-anticipated new album, Authentic which features “You’re Not In This Alone” and “My Home” hit the streets on November 8.

“The title of this project is spot on. The Browders are authentic in every way. What they are on stage is who they are off the stage. Their music comes from the heart and hits people on a real level. We are in a time where people are searching for something real and this album gives them just that,” added Felts.


With the success the group has found, they are quick to remind people where they strive to keep their focus. “It’s not about our abilities. It’s about God’s capability,” says Matthew. “He can do anything. We just try to be good stewards of the gifts that God has given to us.”


To learn more about the Browders or to get your copy of Authentic, go to Fans can also go to to learn more.


About Gateway Management


Founded by longtime Christian Music stalwart Matt Felts, Gateway Management is a leader in artist, tour and brand management. With a roster of clients whose credits include Grammy’s, Dove Awards, major motion pictures and over 20 million in album sales, Gateway has built a reputation of excellence and results. Through the years Matt Felts and Gateway Management have worked with artists such as Carman, Larry Gatlin, Oak Ridge Boys, Don Mattingly, Darryl Worley, David Phelps, Dixie Melody Boys and companies such as the Nashville Sounds, McDonalds, Smacker Bats and many more. For more information on Gateway Management, go to

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