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Weekend Word- Live Like Daniel

Written by scoopsnews on February 9, 2019 – 7:48 am -

Weekend Word

“To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds…In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.”

Daniel 1: 17, 2

How can you live in faith while respecting a society that wants nothing to do with God? Remember Daniel went from Hebrew captive to an influential advisor to kings in both the Babylonian (modern day Iraq) and later Persian (modern day Iran) empires.  God used the life of Daniel to demonstrate how we too can live a life of influence and faith, even when worlds views clash.

How can we  live a faithful life in a world walking further away from Biblical beliefs and values? (Straight From The Heart Ministries)

Live Like Daniel!


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Beyond the Song: Steve Ladd shares “The Thing About A Valley”

Written by Staff on February 8, 2019 – 4:06 pm -

Steve Ladd sings The thing about a valley

Steve Ladd

Jantina de Haan looks Beyond the Song by asking Steve Ladd about “The Thing About A Valley:”

“Rodney Griffin sent me the song,” says Steve Ladd. “I fell in love with it immediately.”

What does the song mean to you personally?

“We all have mountaintop experiences, but we all go through valleys as well. I’ve had my fair share. This song reminds people that (if/when) you are as low as you can go, it keeps you looking up! That’s where our help comes from!”

Why did you include this song on your project?

Steve Ladd, Come Up Clean CD

Steve Ladd, Come Up Clean CD

“The song turned out great and I love the drive that the music has.”

The Thing About A Valley (Rodney Griffin). Released August 2018. © 2018 Sonlite Records. From the album “Come Up Clean,” on Sonlite Records.

About Steve Ladd
As early as five years old while growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Steve Ladd felt the call of God to minister through song. The son of an evangelist, the youngster would mature to become one of the most well-liked and respected group member for some of America’s most award-winning Christian music ensembles like Gold City and The Anchormen. Although still considered a young artist, Ladd has spent the last four years traveling extensively both domestically and internationally. Performing inspirational songs like “Preach the Word” has become a personal anthem of encouragement Ladd takes wherever he goes and he reports “God moves and lives that are broken and hurting are leaving changed and encouraged at my services.” Professionally, Ladd has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, nominated for “New Artist of the Year,” has had five Top 40 Singles and on release day, and his latest album, No Excuses, No Regrets was in the Top 20 chart for iTunes Christian music. Steve, his wife, and two children are also ministry partners with Compassion International. While the beginning of an extraordinary journey started with his family, evolved into being an integral part of some of the most award-winning Christian ensembles, the last few years as a solo artist have proven the Lord’s faithfulness in his family, his ministry, and his life.

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Southern Gospel Weekend Welcomes MARK209

Written by scoopsnews on February 7, 2019 – 11:32 am -

MARK209 Announces the Return of Joe Armstro


Southern Gospel Weekend is pleased to announce that MARK209 will be back to Oxford , Alabama  this year.

Southern Gospel Weekend takes place in Oxford, Alabama on March 21st through March 23rd, 2019 at the beautiful Oxford Civic Center. There will be over 25 artists participating in daytime showcases, nightly concerts, and prayer at midnight. There will be something for everyone.  Mark your calendar now and plan to be at Southern Gospel Weekend 2019.

VIP TICKETS and MORE INFO: 256-310-7892

Are You Ready For Southern Gospel Weekend 2019

Are You Ready For Southern Gospel Weekend 2019

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 6, 2019 – 10:01 am -



HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn.- Amidst the glam of the Oscars weekend celebrating the 91st Academy Awards in February, longtime Southern Gospel artist of the LaVerne Tripp Family and Grammy Award winning producer, Robb Tripp with his wife, Shanda Tripp, accepted an invitation to the Annual ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER, SUITE AND AFTER PARTY. The Tripps’ charitable organization, LOVE FROM MUSIC CITY was chosen to be one of the official beneficiaries from the star-studded event. The party will take place on Oscar Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at the World Famous, Hollywood Palladium.

Tripp said, “My roots are truly in Gospel Music and I am proud of that. I’m also excited to see where this new opportunity will lead in our efforts to help the poor and hurting. God can use any situation for His Glory.”

The Academy Awards viewing dinner is a sit-down, black tie, white glove service, five course dinner experience for the stars, their guests, sponsors, and ticket buyers. It has become one of the hottest “by invitation only” parties with over 120 celebrities expected and 600 dinner guests.
“Our event for 2019 will be our biggest yet…” “…the After Party will have live entertainment, and we’ll see nominees and winners from the Oscars stopping by to celebrate with us.”  Neal said. 
Traditionally, Neal’s annual Oscar Viewing Dinner Party also brings awareness and raises funds for charitable foundations. During the glamorous event, The Tripp’s, Love From Music City non-profit organization will be one of four beneficiaries receiving a donation check from Roger & Lynn Neal and partners, Maryanne and Thomas Lai.  
Love From Music City (LFMC) is a charity focusing on orphans in Haiti, Foster Children in Middle Tennessee and our local Veterans. They fight hunger, shelter the homeless, promote education and establish orphanages. Shanda Tripp personally rescued two infants from trash heaps in Haiti by bringing them home to Tennessee for the urgent medical attention they so desperately needed. 

Shanda Tripp responded to the Hollywood invitation by saying, “When we heard the news that LFMC had been chosen to benefit from the Oscar viewing party, we were elated! It is truly an Ephesians 3:20 moment. Our God is amazing. We are honored to walk through every door God opens on behalf of the under privileged.”

Love From Music City also partners with local businesses to host an annual Christmas Party providing toys, dinner and a night of fun for Sumner County Foster Children and their Foster Families. Mark Lowery donated a night of entertainment for the kids and Gaither Family Fest also donated towards the charity’s annual Gala in their Silent Auction.
When asked why Love From Music City was chosen as one of his beneficiaries at this Hollywood event, Neal said, “When I started my Oscar brand 24 years ago, I wanted to give a spotlight to non-profits during the highest profiled week of the year, The Academy Awards!” Neal went on to say, “…Love From Music City caught our attention and the great work they are doing to help children of all ages through clothing, food, education, and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world! We are honored to have Pastors Robb and Shanda Tripp, the founders of Love From Music City join us in Hollywood on Oscar Sunday…as we celebrate the great and amazing work they do around the world!”
To see how you can partner with Love From Music City, go online to


Christian Country At The Creek 2019

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 5, 2019 – 11:49 am -

Christian Country at the Creek 2019

Christian Country at the Creek 2019

There is something new happening in the Forge this fall! Hit the open road, head for the mountains and make plans today to attend Christian Country at the Creek, October 30 and 31, at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Taking place during Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019, this new event will be held at Mill Creek located at 2772 Florence Drive, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Event organizer, Rob Patz, is thrilled to welcome Dennis and Leslie McKay as hosts for the two-day concert festival.
“We love Creekside and look forward to going to Pigeon Forge every year,” says Dennis McKay. “When Rob told us about Christian Country at the Creek and that it was going to be an opportunity to showcase Christian Country artists during Creekside, we were all in!. We are honored and excited to be one of the guest hosts for Christian Country at the Creek. This will be a great addition to the Creekside convention. We hope all of our Christian Country friends will check it out and join us!”
“We are excited to begin this new event running alongside Creekside,” says Patz. “Come hear more than 30 Christian Country artists during two music-packed days of concerts. My good friends, Dennis and Leslie, will make terrific hosts. Don’t miss it!”
For more information, accommodations and tickets, fans and artists can contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops or by phone at 360-933-0741.
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Story Behind The Song “Deeper”… Jesse Reece

Written by scoopsnews on February 5, 2019 – 5:38 am -

M.A.C. Recording Artist Jesse Reece

Song: Deeper

Writers: Gerald Crabb & Jesse Reece


Hear the Story….

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Pray For The Jean Marshall Family

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 4, 2019 – 10:33 am -

Pray For The Jean Marshall Family

Pray For The Jean Marshall Family

Note from Edna,

Please be in prayer for the Jean Marshall family, a founding member of the SGPA, passed away Friday January 31 after a brief illness.
Visitation will be at Eastgate Funeral Home in Garland Texas on Monday February 4th from 6-8 pm and Funeral service will be at First Baptist Church in Dallas in Trett Chapel at 10 am Tuesday February 5th.
Please keep Harold Marshall in your prayers during this difficult time.
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A Visit With The Connells

Written by scoopsnews on February 3, 2019 – 9:38 am -

We recently got to chat with this amazing family group from Anniston Alabama.

We asked:

For each member: What is your favorite activity when you are off the road? 

Chris: I enjoy camping and spending some quality time with my family. I have also enjoyed preaching and sharing the gospel for over thirty years.

Karen: Reading, Facebook (keeping in touch with family and friends old and new.) I enjoy watching the Food Network, but it hasn’t helped my efforts in the kitchen yet; some sketching, and I’d like to learn more about photography.

Hannah: I like to read, shop, and go on adventures with my family.

Heather: I love to watch old Hollywood movies.

These guys have recently released a new song to radio entitled, “When Fear Overtakes My Faith.”  Karen’s recent health battle which led to her liver transplant was difficult for the family and they lived the message of their current single.

Karen added, “While recovering from my  transplant, I feel like I learned a lot of things and benefitted from it for more than just a new liver. I gained a whole new appreciation for those around me from family to the medical experts including all those in between. I learned that God is always speaking to us if we’ll just listen and realize that He can use an older hospital janitor to deliver a message to you (true story!) as well as He can use a mega church pastor. Sometimes not even a “body” at all. You just KNOW if you’re listening for him. Another thing I learned is compassion. I always thought I was compassionate before, but beyond the “I’ll be praying,” to “God be with Joe;” that was about it. Throughout my illness, surgery, and recovery so many people have reached out to us, putting feet on their prayers. I’ve been humbled at the generosity and sincerity of so many. My prayer is that I would be SINCERELY compassionate and do more than recite a small prayer out of duty. My personal goal is to live a healthier lifestyle, take the best care possible of my liver, to be able to actually enjoy being active with my family, to cherish the remaining time my girls are at home, and to eventually see sons-in-law, grandbabies, and Disney World a few more times.”

The Connells will be appearing at Southern Gospel Weekend.

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The Freemans Release “Send An Angel By My Way”

Written by scoopsnews on February 2, 2019 – 5:21 am -


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Deeply rooted gospel group, The Freemans, are releasing a new single to radio entitled Send An Angel By My Way (aka King Jesus), written by Darrell’s Uncle Joe Freeman.

“I promised Uncle Joe I would release this song to radio, and we are excited to do just that,” stated Darrell.  “This old song is special to our family. Psalm’s 91:11 says For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”  The lyrics still hold true to the promises of God; and they are still relevant today.”

Vonda Easley Armstrong/ Hey Ya’ll Media will handle radio promotions for the group.  “With half a lifetime behind them, I believe the best days are yet ahead for The Freemans,  and I am excited to promote this song for them, states Vonda.

A digital copy will be sent on Monday February 4th. A hard copy will follow.

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Congrats to the SGN Scoops Top 100 in Southern Gospel Feb/ 2019

Written by scoopsnews on February 1, 2019 – 4:29 pm -

SGNScoops Top 100

2019 February SGN Scoops Top 100

1. Every Moment, Every Mountain, Every Mile – The Williamsons

2. Faithful – The Whisnants

3. I Know I’ll Be There – Karen Peck and New River

4. Meeting In The Middle Of The Air – The Tribute Quartet

5. Love, Love, Love – Gordon Mote

6. Never Changes – The Steeles

7. Longing For Home – Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

8. You Chose To Be My Friend – Jason Crabb

9. God Fights On My Side – The Guardians

10. Grab Your Umbrella – The Talleys

11. Heaven Just Got Sweeter For You – The Kingdom Heirs

12. Running – The Martins

13. It Carried Him – The Perrys

14. Treasures In Heaven – The Mark Trammell Quartet

15. By And By – The Hoppers

16. On The Sea Of Life – Jeff and Sheri Easter

17. Mercy And Love – The Collingsworth Family

18. So Good To Me – The McKameys

19. Revival – The LeFevre Quartet

20. Silhouette – The Wisecarvers

21. He Set Me Free – Sunday Drive

22. Joy On The Journey – The Mylon Hayes Family

23. Testimony Time – The Down East Boys

24. Anything Less – The Taylors

25. All My Hope – The Gold City

26. We Believe – The  Troy Burns Family

27. Run The Race – The Hyssongs

28. Good News Never Gets Old – Three Bridges

29. Peace Is On The Way – The Old Paths

30. One Of These Mornings – Avenue

31. Yes He Did, Yes He Does, Yes He Will –  Master’s Voice

32. That Old Red Back Hymnal – Les Butler (The Williamsons)

33. Jesus Messiah – The Gaither Vocal Band

34. He’s Making Me – Amber Nelon Thompson

35. I’m Gonna Wish I Had Worried Less – Mark Bishop

36. Lost – The Jim Brady Trio

37. Everything He Forgot – Brian Free and Assurance

38. Love – HighRoad

39. Jailbreak – Joseph Habedank

40. Let My Light So Shine – Zane and Donna King

41. In Jesus’ Name – Michael Combs

42. The Father Knew – Susan Whisnant

43. That’s What Happened At The Cross – Exodus

44. Even Me – The Triumphant Quartet

45. Put It All On Calvary’s Hill – The Poet Voices

46. I Will Not Be Shaken – Jason Davidson

47. When Jesus Turns My Prison Into My Shouting Ground – The Inspirations

48. The Stone Is Rolled Away – TaRanda

49. I Want To Praise Him – 11th Hour

50. We’re Gonna Rise – The Littles

51. Thou Knowest – The Arenos

52. Let Me Take You To The Cross – Iva Parker

53. Wanna Be – Southern Raised

54. He Is Able – The Sound

55. Go Before Me – Billy Huddleston

56. Now I Can Sing – The Griffith Family

57. Mama Prayed – Mark Lowry

58. Live For You Today – Austin and Ethan Whisnant

59. He’s Making A Way – The Pruitt Family

60. Power In The Blood/ Are You Washed In The Blood – The Blackwood Brothers Quartet

61. Did I Please God Today – Mike Upright

62. On The Other Side – The Journeys

63. Sin Is No Match For Grace – Jonathan Wilburn

64. Pictures – Jessica Horton

65. The News Is Out – Georgia

66. Runnin’ – Sharon Stewart and Out Of Ashes

67. Don’t Look Back – The Rochesters

68. Just Before The Dawn – Answered Prayer

69. He Took It Away -The  GloryWay Quartet

70. Shouting In The Middle Of My Storm – The Jordan Family Band

71. I Will Pray – Blake and Jenna Bolerjack

72. That Wonderful Day – The Soul’d Out Quartet

73. Amazing Grace – Jeremiah’s Call

74. Decided To Believe – Day Three

75. Least I Can Do – The Ball Brothers

76. Still – Sisters

77. Little Is Much – Michael English

78. Faith Is All You Need – Family Legacy

79. Power In The Cross – Battle Cry

80. For My Good – Hope’s Call

81. Faithful To The End – Mercy Fell

82. By A Show Of Hands – The Carolina Boys

83. If He Hung The Moon – Eagle’s Wings

84. This Is The Grace I Know – Endless Highway

85. Part Of Me – Covered by Love

86. He Is The Only One – The Dixie Echoes

87. Testify – Cheri Taylor

88. The Thing About A Valley – Steve Ladd

89. I Get Down – Charley Lucas

90. Let’s Meet By The River – The Bakers

91. Where Is The Valley – Ricky Atkinson and Compassion

92. Broken Things – Avery Road

93. God Told Me To Walk A Little Farther- The Porter Family

94. Give It To You – Cana’s Voice

95. It’s Gonna Be A Great Day – Jason Cooper

96. The Way Of Love -Tiffany Coburn

97. By The Touch Of Your Hand – Messiah’s Call

98. God Is Good – Charles Billingsly

99.  Choose Happy – Tim Lovelace

100. Who Is On The Lord’s Side – The Mark Dubbeld Family

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