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How About A Little Monday Music and a Birthday Wish….

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Mike LeFevre

Happy Birthday Mike LeFevre and Congrats on your First Number 1!

“The Sun’s Gonna Come Up In The Morning”


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SGNScoops magazine welcomes Angela Parker and her look at Autism

Written by Staff on September 17, 2018 – 6:55 am -

Autism Awareness Month: writer Angela Parker and her son, Christian

Angela Parker and her son, ChristianSGNSCOOPS magazine welcomes Angela Parker to the team of writers. Angela Parker is a life-long singer and sings with her mother’s group, Mercy Rain. She resides in Lexington, SC. She’s been happily married to her husband Jack for nearly 4 years and they have five children.

 

Faces of Autism by Angela Parker

People often ask me, “What is Autism to you?”

Well, I’d have to say that Autism, to me, is a lot of different things. It’s been many things to me over the last 18 years. It has been tantrums, late nights, stimming (short for self-stimulatory behavior, behaviors that may include hand- flapping, rocking, spinning, or repetition of words and phrases), schedules, worried days, Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings, therapy sessions, repetition, behaviors, among many other things.

Autism Awareness Month: writer Angela Parker's niece, Kylie

Autism Awareness Month: writer Angela Parker’s niece, Kylie

However, it has also been big smiles, goofy jokes, huge laughs, unexpected hugs, reaching goals that we thought were unattainable, unimaginable pride and more love than any mother could ever hold in her heart. I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.

I never knew that my whole world would be surrounded by the most awesome kids, including my own son, niece and nephew.

I’ve been blessed to not only have a son with Autism, but also a niece and nephew. I believe that God only gives His most precious gifts to those He trusts the most. I keep asking God if He’s sure He trusts me so much.

The challenges began 18 years ago in January and haven’t stopped, but God has seen us through every step of the way. One of our latest struggles, for instance, was Algebra 1. Without it, my son, Christian, couldn’t graduate.

I worked as hard as I could with my son to get him through Algebra 1 so he could graduate, and now he’ll be graduating in December. I couldn’t be more pleased. This will be the most exciting moment of my life. Words can’t describe it.

Autism Awareness Month: writer Angela Parker's nephew, Zach

Autism Awareness Month: writer Angela Parker’s nephew, Zach

My niece, Kylie, and nephew, Zach, also have an amazing mom that is an awesome Autism advocate for them. I love her for that. They have such a supporting mom. Not all Autism Spectral Disorder (ASD) kids have that luxury, unfortunately.

Two years ago I was blessed again to be able to start working with Developmentally Delayed children at a place called Early Autism Project. God blessed me with the ability to learn quickly on the job. Before I knew it, I was a Behavior Therapist working with some of the most amazing kids ever. The kids and the families loved having us there because they knew we were there to help.

So, when someone says “What is Autism?” I have to ask them if they mean scientifically or personally. Because the meanings are so different for me and a lot of other Autism caregivers.

By Angela Parker, first posted on SGNScoops website in April 2018.

More about Angela Parker:

Angela ParkerAngela’a husband, Jack,  travels with Mercy Rain whenever he can and helps out where possible. He supports Mercy Rain continuously. Since Angela has recently been diagnosed with Lupus, Jack has done everything he can to take care of her.

They have five (5) children. Christian is 18 and will be graduating in the spring of 2019. He is looking forward to college soon after that. His main hobby is skateboarding. Brennah is 17 and will be graduating in the spring of 2019 as well. She is in her second year of cosmetology and plans to have her license upon graduation. She currently works at Blush Nails and Spa in Red Bank, S.C. and is saving up for her first car. Noah is 14 and is entering his freshman year of high school. He takes Honors classes and is in the Marching Band. He’s proficient on the trumpet but has the ability to play many other brass instruments.  McKenzie is 19 and graduated in spring of 2017 after which she also received her cosmetology license. She currently works at Regis Hair Salon in Columbiana Mall in Columbia, SC. Brett is 14 and is also entering his freshman year in high school. He is on the Golf Team with his school and enjoys riding his dirt bike.

Angela is also the daughter of LaVerne and Noah Sanders. She attributes a lot of her successes to her parents. She feels that they have supported her through every hardship she’s been through in her life.

Mercy Rain

Mercy Rain

Angela is no stranger to Southern Gospel Music. She started singing at the age of five. She remembers singing on the stage in church at the age of seven. She loved gospel music so much that she would beg to go to her mom’s group practices. She begged to travel on the road with those groups. She just couldn’t get enough. She was raised on Southern Gospel and continues to follow that path to this day.

She actively advocates for Autism Awareness. She feels education for all involved is the key to their success. She worked with Autistic children providing ABA Therapy up until her current illness forced her to have to quit. She has seen ABA Therapy work, and there aren’t enough therapists for the amount of kids that need help.

She speaks out against Domestic Violence having been a victim of abuse for many years herself. You can never understand personal torment until you endure domestic violence for as long as she has. She felt the mental and verbal abuse was worse than the physical. Her constant battle today is healing from the mental scars that are left over after the physical and verbal abuse. Her personal testimony will help others see how God can deliver you from abuse and help you heal after.

When she had to quit her job as a Behavior Therapist because of her health, she had no idea what she could do next. So this new writing endeavor is going to be fun for her. She wrote poetry in high school and even had one published in an anthology. She is very excited about writing for SGN Scoops and loves all of the SGN Scoops family. She loves the Lord with all her heart and has been blessed with awesome talent and love for others. You will be blessed by her talent and great spirit!

Thanks Angela, for joining the SGNScoops team!

Be sure to read Angela’s first artist feature in the September issue of SGNScoops magazine as she talks to the Gibbs Family.

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Book Now For Creekside 2018

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 17, 2018 – 4:02 am -

Book Now For Creekside 2018

Book Now For Creekside 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Creekside Gospel Music Convention is coming up quickly and you need to make your hotel reservations today! Held from October 28th through November 1st at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Creekside 2018 features many of your favorite Southern Gospel artists such as CT and Becky Townsend, The Browder’s, The Williamsons, The Dunaway’s, and many more.
The time to book your accommodations at one of Pigeon Forge’s finest lodgings, the Ramada Hotel at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, is NOW! Call Rob today at ‭1 (360) 933-0741‬.

Don’t miss the special events happening every day and night, from the Creekside Honors, Diamond Awards and Fellowship, to daytime showcases, evening showcases and midnight prayer. For more information click on the Facebook page HERE

Buy your VIP tickets for Just $25 for the entire week

 





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Craig Harris catches the Collingsworth Family in concert

Written by Staff on September 16, 2018 – 3:22 pm -

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family

The Collingsworth Family performed at Welch College’s Celorio Hall, which is located in Gallatin, Tenn., on July 12. Craig Harris was on hand to capture images of the event.

Collingsworth Family

More on the Collingsworth Family:

StowTown Records artist The Collingsworth Family was elated to earn their first GRAMMY® nomination for the upcoming  60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Their project, The Best of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1, is nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album.

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Collingsworth FamilyThe Best of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 and Volume 2 are available at all digital and retail outlets.
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Also available at Christian music retail stores is their most recent release, That Day Is Coming, which is a live DVD recording that showcases the amazinCollingsworth Familyg talent and passion of The Collingsworth Family. All of these are distributed by Sony/Provident Distribution.

Read the full SGNScoops August  Magazine Here.
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Triumphant sings up a storm in Tennessee

Written by Staff on September 15, 2018 – 9:32 am -

Triumphant

Triumphant

The Triumphant Quartet performed at Victory Baptist Church, which is located in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., on June 24. Craig Harris was on hand to take pictures.


Triumphant Scotty Inman

Scotty Inman

Triumphant

Eric Bennett

Triumphant - David Sutton

David Sutton

Clayton Inman

Clayton Inman

Triumphant - Aaron Dishman

Aaron Dishman


Former Imperials and Gaither Vocal Band member, Jim Murray, is the minister of music at Victory Baptist Church, and he joined the quartet to sing a song.

Jim Murray at the Triumphant Qt

Jim Murray

Jim Murray and David Sutton

Jim Murray and David Sutton

More about Triumphant:

“Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication. The group has been that way since their beginnings in 2003, when the four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand. That popularity promoted the group in 2008, from singing daily at the theater, to touring nationally and performing in major concert venues, auditoriums and churches. It has also voted them the Fan Favorite Quartet in the Gospel Music field for the last nine years, and each group member also being nominated for and receiving various awards…” For the rest of the bio click here.

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Premier of Gospel Music Hymn Sing – Heaven’s Jubilee! Takes Over Sun Valley 14 Movie Theatre In Indian Trail, North Carolina

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 14, 2018 – 2:59 pm -

Premier of Gospel Music Hymn Sing - Heaven's Jubilee! Takes Over Sun Valley 14 Movie Theatre In Indian Trail, North Carolina

Premier of Gospel Music Hymn Sing – Heaven’s Jubilee! Takes Over Sun Valley 14 Movie Theatre In Indian Trail, North Carolina

NASHVILLE, TN  – The newest release in Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing series, Heaven’s Jubilee! Live at Indian Trail took over the Sun Valley 14 movie theater in Indian Trail, North Carolina this week for a pre-screening of the live DVD.

 

Joined by select artists, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, Tribute Quartet, The Whisnants, Mylon Hayes Family, Stan Whitmire, and Sandy Payton, the 2018 Gospel Music Hymn Sing Tour strives to preserve and promote the value of the art-form of Congregational Hymn Singing.

 

What began as a simple “sing-along,” during a gospel concert in a small Indiana theater, eventually led to the first video recording of the Gospel Music Hymn Sing series. Shortly after the release of the first DVD in the series, the Gospel Music Hymn Sing Foundation was founded by Gerald Wolfe, Jim Brady, Rodney Griffin and Mark Trammell.

 

The private screening for Heaven’s Jubilee! Live at Indian Trail took place at a Charlotte theater on Monday, September 10. The CD and DVD combo will be available Friday, September 21, 2018.

 

Don’t miss the Gospel Music Hymn Sing artists perform live at the National Quartet Convention on Saturday, September 29 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.

 

Greater Vision, Tribute Quartet and Jim Brady Trio are among many award-winning artists at Daywind Records including Adam Crabb, Amber Nelon Thompson, the Blackwood Brothers, the Bowling Family, Brian Free & Assurance, Jason Crabb, Jonathan Wilburn, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, Mark Lowry, Michael English, the Nelons, and The Hoppers. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Orchard, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

 

For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com


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The Drummond Family Ministry proudly presents the Panhandle Gospel Music Festival

Written by scoopsnews on September 14, 2018 – 8:19 am -

“The Drummond Family Ministry proudly presents the Panhandle Gospel Music Festival coming to Chipley, FL, on Friday & Saturday, September 21-22, 2018. It will be held at the Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley on Highway 90. Admission is free, concessions will be available, and we’ll have several vendors on site as well.

We’re excited to bring a variety of gospel music, a little something for everyone! We’ll have southern, country, bluegrass, and contemporary gospel artists with us both nights. We have over 15 artists from as far away as Texas and Missouri, and we also have several of our local area artists. Come out and support these great artists. You’ll be sure to leave blessed!!

The Drummond Family is so excited to bring this event to Chipley and to be able to share it with our community. Remember, the admission is free and starts at 5pm each evening. We look forward to seeing you there!”


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Creekside announces end of voting period for Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on September 14, 2018 – 3:42 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Have you voted for your favorite nominee in the 2018 Diamond Awards? If not, click HERE and do so today! September 15 is the final day to vote so you need to visit the site today. Make sure your voice is heard!

The 2018 Diamond Awards are open to all fans, artists and industry personnel. Anyone may vote, but they must do so by September 15 for their ballot to be tabulated for the 2018 Awards presentation. Vote TODAY.

with 2017 Diamond Award

Kelly Nelon Clark with 2017 Diamond Award

The 2018 Diamond Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 30, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the 7th Annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Creekside runs from Oct. 28 – November 1. Tickets are FREE but must be reserved. For more information, click HERE or HERE for the Facebook site.

Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention include the Williamsons, the Jordan Family Band, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, the Hyssongs, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers and many more.

Special events include “Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice” on Monday, the 2018 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, the Browders on Wednesday and the Dunaways on Thursday evening. C.T. Townsend will be the special preacher for the event.

This year we are offering a commemorative T-shirt, available in sizes small to 5x, and for a limited time only we are offering this at a special discounted price of just $15. If you are a VIP pass holder you can preorder your T-shirt for just $10. To order your commemorative T-shirt or to get your VIP pass, email Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com

For more information on Creekside 2018, including the Diamond Awards and free ticket reservations, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. For a $25 VIP pass, tickets and accommodations, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741.

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Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Florence

Written by Staff on September 13, 2018 – 10:43 am -

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the U.S. and Canadian east coast, bringing deadly winds and storm surges.

“(CNN)Just as Hurricane Florence closes in on the Southeast, the area covered by hurricane-force winds has doubled — meaning far more people will get blasted with winds 74 mph or greater. By late Thursday afternoon, the Carolina coasts can expect winds topping 80 mph….”

WRAL.com in Raleigh, N.C. is reporting that more than 5000 customers are already without power in N.C. They report: “Although Hurricane Florence has not yet made landfall, the storm is already pounding North Carolina’s coast with devastating winds and rain. The hurricane should make landfall near Wilmington around 2 a.m., with most of the state feeling its effects throughout the weekend.”

Tornado warnings are also being reported. Forecasters say Florence’s eye could come ashore Friday morning, then hover along the coast Saturday, pushing up to 13 feet (nearly 4 meters) of storm surge.

Power in Prayer0We stand in prayer with everyone affected, asking God to keep you and your loved ones safe. We pray that those who do not have the ability or finances to get out of the way of the hurricane will be helped by their neighbors. We pray that Christians everywhere will see this as another opportunity to help our neighbors.

 

 


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Williamsons Appear at Beacon Park, Silver Dollar City and More

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 13, 2018 – 8:50 am -

Williamsons Appear at Beacon Park, Silver Dollar City and More

Williamsons Appear at Beacon Park, Silver Dollar City and More

Nashville, TN  The Williamsons have been part of some exciting events this summer! The Williamsons made a repeat appearance at the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma. Thousands make their way each year to the Choctaw Nation’s capitol for the annual celebration. Many top artists from country and Christian music perform including the Kingsmen, Jason Crabb and Chris Tomlin. The Williamsons sang to a crowd of over 7,500.

The group also made their way to possibly the largest Gospel event in the country, the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Over 70 groups appear each year during the twelve-day festival. The Williamsons have been part of the program for numerous years!

The Williamsons summer tour also included an appearance at the Oklahoma All-Night Gospel Singing at the Veterans Park in Konawa, Oklahoma. This is one of the longest running outdoor Gospel music events having been held each year for over 50 years!  “This is such a wonderful event. We are always honored to  be a part of it, “stated Donnie Williamson.

In June they made their second appearance at Beacon Park in Harrison, Ark. Over the last few years, Arvin Adams has turned this in to one of the finest events in the Midwest.

Later in August, the Williamsons were honored to be invited back for the second time to the Grape Festival in Tonitown, Arkansas. The festival has been running for over 120 years but only added Gospel music to the event in 2017.  It was so well received that The Williamsons were invited for a return appearance this year. Some 120,000 visitors make their way to Tontitown during the five-day event.

Summer has truly been a cross-country adventure for the Williamsons. In addition to these great events, the Williamsons have a kept a busy schedule with many church services and revivals.

To stay connected with the Williamsons, go to www.williamsonsmusic.com.


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