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Weekend Word- “Thank God I Am Free“

Written by scoopsnews on March 21, 2020 – 5:55 am -

Weekend Word – Thank God I Am Free

Written by James McFall

Recently Recorded by Tbe Detty Sisters.
What  powerful lyrics ! Let it minister to you today…..


For a long time I’ve traveled down a long lonely road

My heart was so heavy, in sin I sank low

Then I heard about Jesus, what a wonderful hour

I’m so glad that I found out that He would bring me out

Though His saving power

Thank God I am free, free, free

From this world of sin

Washed in the blood of Jesus, and then born again

Hallelujah I’m saved, saved, saved

By His wonderful grace

I’m so glad that I found out He would bring me out

And show me the way

Like a bird out of prison that’s taken it’s flight

Like the blind man that God gave back his sight

Like the poor wretched beggar that found fortune and fame

I’m so glad that I found out He could bring me out

Through His Holy Name


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The Talleys support Nashville tornado relief efforts with new song

Written by Staff on March 20, 2020 – 11:11 am -

The TalleysArden, North Carolina (March 19, 2020) — The Talleys are using their music to help Nashville tornado recovery efforts through support of a local ministry serving the community. A song from their upcoming album, The Music Goes On, titled “Looks Like Jesus To Me” was written about The Bridge ministry, which exists to alleviate the suffering of underprivileged children, the homeless, and the working poor by providing life-sustaining resources and a message of hope. Now, The Talleys announce that a portion of each download or stream of the song will go to support The Bridge and its efforts directly.
“‘Looks Like Jesus To Me’ makes me feel thankful, thoughtful, and a bit sad. It was written by Aaron Wilburn and inspired by the work of the Bridge Ministry, which meets the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Nashville. The song makes me feel thankful for what I have, sad for the plight of those who struggle to survive, and thoughtful of how we, the body of Christ, can work to make their lives better,” says Lauren Talley. “One way we want to do that is to directly support The Bridge through sales of the song. A portion of each download or stream’s revenue will be donated to The Bridge, which is helping rebuild Nashville after the recent weather-related tragedies in the region. We are truly blessed. Let’s pass our blessings along — that’s what looks like Jesus to the world around us.”

Songwriter Aaron Wilburn — who was performing with The Talleys in Monroe, Louisiana when Roger approached him about recording “Looks Like Jesus To Me” for their upcoming album — will also be donating half of his royalties from the song to help the ministry.

“On the morning of the tornados, I woke up from a dream that I had donated half of the writer royalties to The Bridge Ministry. I knew immediately what I must do and I made the call to put it in motion,” says Wilburn. “Even though the new radio single from The Talleys had already been scheduled, within hours, plans changed as decisions were made to release ‘Looks Like Jesus To Me’ with The Talleys and their record company Crossroads Music to help raise funds for the victims from the March tornados. God is not an accidental God, not a haphazard God, and not a reckless God. He knows our tomorrows before our tomorrows arrive and when we have needs, He will meet them — sometimes from the giving hands of others — and also from our blessed hands into the lives of others. We never look more like Him than when we are serving others.”

Looks Like Jesus To Me” can be downloaded on iTunes and Amazon Music now and will be available on all streaming platforms when The Talleys’ album, The Music Goes On, is released April 24. Those who are interested in making a direct donation to The Bridge can do so HERE.

The Talleys’ video for “Looks Like Jesus To Me.”

About The Talleys
The Talleys began in 1984 and enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove® Award and numerous Singing News Fan Awards. Following a three-year hiatus, the Talleys began performing together in 1996 with the current lineup of Roger, wife Debra and daughter Lauren, and today the Talleys remain a mainstay of Christian music.

The Talleys have enjoyed eleven number one songs, and have received numerous Singing News Fan Awards and Dove Award nominations. They are frequently recognized for their appearances on the Gaither Homecoming video series and concert tour, as well as In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and John Hagee Ministries. They have appeared on RFD-TV’s “The Music City Show,” and have toured overseas to Norway, Northern Ireland, Italy and South Africa. The Talleys consistently take their music with a message to hundreds of concert and church audiences of all sizes across America each year.
About Crossroads:
Crossroads (website HERE) is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ music.

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Pray For John Hall

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 20, 2020 – 6:37 am -

Pray For John

Pray For John

From Facebook

Please Keep John Hall in your prayers he had open heart surgery for me. This past Tuesday morning. Good thing I’m tough. Ha,,,, using a long vein out of my leg an one near the heart, the head surgeon will construct the three main arteries supplying the heart. God has spread that knowledge to the surgeons willing to ask for it.
Prayers please,,,for no mistakes.
Here we are,,, still enjoying life: 75.


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HOPE SINGS Introduced by Godsey Media Management

Written by Staff on March 19, 2020 – 6:07 pm -

Let’s Come Together While Staying Apart
Initial Slate of Concerts Announced

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Thursday, March 19, 2020) – Godsey Media Management is proud to present a chance for all of us – fans and artists alike – to come together and unite while practicing social distancing. Thousands of concerts have been postponed for Christian artists and we don’t want you to miss a moment of the music. Godsey Media Management is set to present a new online concert series, “HOPE SINGS,” featuring your favorite artists live in concert from our TV studio in Nashville, Tennessee, directly to you, wherever you are.

The process is easy: a “Family Pass” to each concert is one low price of $20.00 per concert. Click the concert link below, fill in your email address, create a password, choose your method of payment – that’s it! You can enjoy the concert at the scheduled time and it will be available for 24 hours after the live broadcast. You can watch easily on your Smart TV, computer, tablet or phone. (one pass per household)
Godsey Media Management logoWe as artists, creators, listeners, and as a community can continue to share the light, love, and hope of Christ in this troubled time. For many artists this low ticket price to their online concert will be there main source of revenue while touring continues to be limited. We know many friends and fans need encouragement and want to support the artists they love.
Scott Godsey says, “You can buy multiple tickets and gift them to your friends and family. This is truly a time for us to come together and give the world access to personal, interactive concerts that will bring hope and encouragement in a time of crisis. The artists need your support more now than ever and they are putting together some unique ideas to make these online concerts even more special for those who are willing to purchase a pass! We will be producing a high quality production with staging, lighting and multiple cameras to give the consumer a real experience like never before.”

Greater Vision

The initial schedule of concerts will feature Greater Vision, Ivan Parker, Legacy Five, Perrys, Gold City, Brian Free and Assurance, 11thHour, Aaron Wilburn and friends, Jim and Melissa Brady, Tribute, Freemans, Nelons, Jeff Stice, LeFevre Quartet, The Old Paths, and more to be announced.

Godsey Media Management is known for the nationally syndicated Music City Show as well as producing and broadcasting live events through TV networks and streaming platforms for many years.
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March 2020 SGN Scoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 19, 2020 – 2:01 pm -

March 202 SGN Scoops Magazine

March 202 SGN Scoops Magazine

March is here and so is our latest edition of SGN Scoops Magazine. We hope that you will read it cover-to-cover and enjoy every feature. Read SGN Scoops Magazine HERE

Our cover story this month is the Browders. This family has been heating up the gospel music charts in the last few months with songs from their latest album, Authentic. Justin Gilmore introduces us to each member and shares their stories.
Other stories we are sharing this month include Exodus, Canaan Coffman, Tonja Rose, Kenny Smith, and Sammy Ward. Special thanks to our publisher, Rob Patz, for talking to the renowned Paul Heil.
Bill Dykes talks to Dr. Charles Keen, Vonda Armstrong talks to DJ Brian Rothwell, and the Coastal Events Update showcases Southern Gospel Weekend, in Oxford, Alabama.
All this, plus radio charts, the Publisher’s Point, and the Editor’s Last Word. We do hope you enjoy everything that we have gathered from the world of gospel music to share with you this month.
We also hope that you have read about Jesus Christ, how to experience faith in him, and how real people live their faith in this world.
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Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford Alabama Returns!

Written by Staff on March 19, 2020 – 7:46 am -

Southern gospel weekend Oxford Alabama rescheduledIt’s back! Southern Gospel Weekend, Oxford, Alabama presented by Donnie Williamson, Vonda Armstrong, and Rob Patz, cancelled this spring due to the Corona virus, is returning this fall.

Originally scheduled for March 19 – 21, 2020, Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford Alabama has been rescheduled to September 3 –  5, 2020. Thursday night, September 3rd, is Veterans’ Night, saluting all first responders and veterans, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday night and Saturday night concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Williamsons at Southern Gospel weekendSouthern Gospel Weekend will present Southern Country Grass, a combination of Southern gospel, Christian Country, and Bluegrass gospel music. A great mix of quartets, live bands, soloists and wonderful music, fellowship, and fun will be enjoyed at daytime showcases beginning at 9:00 a.m., and evening concerts.

On Saturday, the daytime showcase will take place in the number eight pavilion, the largest pavilion in the park area. It will be a Picnic/ Showcase beginning at 9:00 a.m. The park will be open all day on Saturday, offering a chance for good family fun in the outdoors, complete with fishing.

Happy Thanksgiving from Rob Patz

Rob Patz and Vonda Armstrong

Artists to appear have not yet been confirmed. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for each evening concert and parking is free.

SGW will be held at the Oxford Civic Center. Accommodations are available at the host hotel, the Sleep Inn Oxford. Please call 256-770-4804 and mention that you are a guest of SGW for a special event rate.

General admission to the concerts is free but a love offering will be received. For more information, or VIP tickets, call 256-310-7892 or email vonda@sgnscoops.com. Visit the SGW Facebook page HERE

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Fast Five With Divine 3 Ministries

Written by scoopsnews on March 18, 2020 – 4:10 pm -

Recently, We got to catch up with Divine Three Ministries. We asked them some questions about the ministry.

Here’s what they had to say.



Cheryl, Would you tell our readers how the group Divine 3 got started and how you came up with the name?


In January of 2001, a dear friend of mine, Larry Martin and I started Divine 3. I can’t take the credit for our group name my husband Tony came up with our name Divine 3. I can’t even start to say how many times we hear, “Who’s The Divine 3 in the group, there is four of you”, it has nothing to do with how many people are in the group. Divine means: relating to A GOD, especially the Supreme Being, and 3 means: The Trinity, The God Head, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.



Share Your Testimony. (Each member of the group)


As long as I can remember, singing has been a part of my life. I started singing with my Mom and Sister in our little home church in Turnerville, Georgia at the age of 5. I remember, “Come Morning” was the first song I ever sang by myself. As a child, my Mom and Dad always encouraged me to sing and to follow my desire to sing so they bought me a little pink record player for Christmas. I would go in my room and lock the door and play church. I would first sing along Vestal Goodman’s, “God Walks the Dark Hills” and then for Alter Service I would play The Gaither’s, “He Touched Me”. I believe it was in those times that I knew that God had a call to minister on my life. 

I’m so thankful for my Christian heritage and for being raised in a Christian home with wonderful Christian parents. My Husband Tony and I make our home in Clarkesville, Gaeorgia, where we are blessed to have our family close. We have a beautiful family that God has blessed us with. We have a Daughter, Haley and son in law, Eric. We also have a Son, Brad and a daughter in law, Brandi. We have 4 precious grandbabies that are the LOVE of our lives, Colton, Brylie, Adilynn and Bristol.



I would like to begin by saying that I am the most blessed man in the world, if blessings were diamonds I would be rich as a king. I refuse to give satin any recognition for the battles that Jesus and I have overcome thru the years, instead I would rather give God thanks for the covenant we made many years ago. When life tells us that we have no more options, Jesus boundless love opens opportunities. There is no greater calling than to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.



As a pastor’s son, I was always in church while I was growing up. At the age of 18, I decided to try a different road, a life of sin. During this time my life was filled with alcohol and drugs. During this  5 year period there was many times that I should have died from things such as snake bites, falling from a moving truck, multiple car accidents, and drug overdoses, but God continued to watch over me. I am certain that he knew somehow that I would surrender my life to him and be called into the ministry as a singer. God has blessed me by saving my soul and sending me a beautiful God fearing wife at a time when I needed her the most. Over the past 25 years I have never looked back. Serving the Lord is my everything and I give him all the Glory.



I have been in church most of my life and God saved me at a young age. The Church my dad took us to was structured basically around the singing of hymns, and it was my aunt who took me with her to a singing where I first got a taste of Southern Gospel music. With the encouragement of the church family to sing, I have never stopped loving to sing for the Lord. I have had many struggles throughout my life, yet I have always trusted in the Lord to see me through, and I believe through the power of prayer we can overcome any obstacle.



Cheryl, We heard that you own a restaurant in Georgia. What is your favorite thing to cook and why?



I would say my favorite thing to cook would be my homemade cat head biscuits. I have been making biscuits for many years, and that is what my little grill is known for. 

Making biscuits is a great stress reliever so if you’re feeling a little tense, make some biscuits. 



(For each member) Tell us who your biggest musical influence is and why.



I have several musical influences, but I would have to say Ramona Brazell and Sandy Knight would be two of my top choices. 

Ramona Brazell has been such a ministry role model to me. As a young person starting out in the ministry, she always tried to coach me and tell me what to do and what not to do. I always try to remember every time I step on a platform to always smile. That is what she always pushed the most. She always said no matter what you are dealing with personally, you always put a smile on your face. 

Some of you may not know Sandy Knight personally, but she’s a very quiet kind of person; however when she stands up to minister and the spirit of God begins to flow, watch out!! There is a boldness like I have never seen before. She is one of the most anointed women that I know. 

The anointing will take you places that talent never dreamed of. 



When I was 18 years old I was very blessed to meet Cy Easters, a great and successful individual, but most importantly a man that believes and lives what the word of God says. He was the manager and baritone singer for the Sunny South Quartet working out of Atlanta. His baritone vocals was second only to the late Rusty Goodman. Within weeks of meeting Cy he called and offered me the position of bass guitarist with the quartet, the beginning of a journey that continued for 35 years. Cy always defined the word class and insisted that the quartet did the same. He taught us that no matter what you are doing always do it correctly, giving it a 110%. Each singer always sang his correct harmony part with quality, each musician was to play in a manner that complemented what the singers was doing. The most important requirement to be a member of his quartet was every man had to be saved and living what they were singing. Looking back he was pretty much what I am today.



My musical influence would have to be my dad. For years he would preach revivals and take my brother and sister along with myself to the special singing. That is where I started singing with my family group, the Holmes Family. What I have always admired about my dad was the way that he would follow the spirit of the Lord. He taught us to always move out the way and let God work.



I have had many influences. Some of the major ones were Sandy Knight, Karen Peck and Peg McKamey. Not only do these ladies have a talent to sing, but they are also amazing women of God. I admire how they are not afraid to worship the Lord wherever they are. They have a great ability to let people know how much they love God not only when they are singing, but also in a one-on-one setting. Their songs have been a great strength to me during times of struggles. I am honored to know these wonderful people.



As the group continues to grow and move forward, what are some of the upcoming goals for Divine 3?



To look to the future, we have to look to the past and our original mission that is found in John chapter 15, verse 16: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name, he may give it you.” What we are looking and praying for is a greater opportunity to gather more fruit, more souls for the kingdom of God. God is blessing and opening doors that we never dreamed could be opened pouring out his spirit daily. Jesus said that he would give us souls for our labor. Our goal is to be a part of leading as many souls to Jesus as possible. Our prayer is that he will shrink us and people we see Jesus in everything we do fulfilling Matthew chapter 15, verse 37: “Jesus said unto him, Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”


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Sandi Patty Needs Our Prayers

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 17, 2020 – 8:55 pm -

Sandi Patty Needs Our Prayers

Sandi Patty Needs Our Prayers

From Sandi Patty ..Friends – Today I received confirmation that I tested positive for COVID19. I am at home and Don and I are under quarantine for the next 14 days. I’m so impressed with how our Health Department handled my case and grateful for their attentiveness. They are working so hard right now to keep us all safe. WE MUST DO OUR PART. This is not fake news. If you are not already practicing social distancing and STAYING HOME, DO SO NOW! This is what we can all do. This is how we stop the spread. God has given us faith, but he’s also given us wisdom. He has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and of a sound mind. I will keep you posted as I can. (Oh! And cough in your elbow, not your hand 😬)

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Congratulations to the Top 20 New Releases for SGN Scoops- April 2020

Written by scoopsnews on March 17, 2020 – 5:07 pm -

Thank you to our reporting DJS and stations for selecting  The Top 20 New Releases to radio for April 2020.

1 Love Like I’m Leaving Gaither Vocal Band/Gaither Music
2 King Of Kings Kingsmen/Crossroads
3 There Is A God Hyssongs/Chapel Valley
4 How About You Whisnants/UIA
5 I’ll Never Get Over The Blood Than I’m Under Kingdom Heirs/Crossroads
6 Learning To Dance In The Rain Jeff & Sheri Easter/Gaither Music
7 Water Walker Kramers/StowTown
8 After The Storm Erwins/StowTown
9 I Want To Live For Jesus Mylon Hayes Family/Independent
10 Without Jesus Brian Free & Assurance/Daywind
11 I Remember The Fish Greater Vision/Daywind
12 House Of God Taylors/StowTown
13 Love Don’t 11th Hour/Crossroads
14 Heaven In The House The Greenes/StowTown
15 Yes Triumphant Quartet/StowTown
16 We Are Not Ashamed Hope’s Journey/Independent
17 Have You Anything To Tell Phillips Family/Independent
18 God Is Shaking Our Land
Sweetwater Revival/Gospeltown Records
19 Grace Became Amazing
Gordon Mote/New Haven Provident-Song
20 Those Same Hands
Gold City/New Haven- Provident-Sony

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Jason Cox Celebrates Unprecedented Run of Songwriting Success in Southern Gospel Music

Written by Staff on March 17, 2020 – 7:02 am -

Jason Cox Celebrates Unprecedented Run of Songwriting Success in Southern Gospel MusicWriter Wrote or Co-Wrote Six of the Last Twelve #1 Songs

NASHVILLE, TN (MARCH 12, 2020) — Daywind Music Publishing’s Jason Cox has accomplished an unprecedented feat.  Cox has written or co-written half of the Singing News #1 songs from the last year, including the popular hit from Legacy Five titled “What Kind Of Man,” as well as Joseph Habedank’s first #1 as a solo artist titled “Shame On Me.”

“I am so honored to have been a part of Joseph Habedank’s first #1 song as a solo artist and part of the great works of Legacy Five, Triumphant Quartet, the Kingsmen, Old Paths, and the Kingdom Heirs,” says Cox. “I’m grateful to be a part of the Daywind family as well as the ministries of so many talented artists.”

The following are the #1 songs that Jason Cox has co-written in the last twelve months.

  • July 2019 – “Even Me” (written by Jason Cox, Jeff Bumgardner, and Kenna West) performed by Triumphant Quartet

  • October 2019 – “Victory Shout” (written by Jason Cox and Kenna West) performed by The Kingsmen

  • November 2019 – “Shame On Me” (written by Jason Cox, Michael Boggs, and Joseph Habedank) performed by Joseph Habedank

  • January 2020 – “What Kind Of Man” (written by Jason Cox, Sue C. Smith, and Kenna West) performed by Legacy Five

  • March 2020 – “Come Sunday Morning” (written by Jason Cox and Kenna West) performed by The Old Paths

  • April 2020 – “Come To The Well” (written by Jason Cox, Devin McGlamery, and Kenna West) performed by The Kingdom Heirs


Jason Cox Celebrates Unprecedented Run of Songwriting Success in Southern Gospel Music“Jason Cox is an exceptional songwriter who consistently and carefully invests his talent and craftsmanship into each song he has a hand in creating,” says Rick Shelton, vice president of music publishing at Daywind Music Group. “We are grateful that Jason is part of our family and I am so very proud of him. The recognition he is receiving for this string of #1 songs is well deserved.”

Cox has been an exclusive staff songwriter with Daywind Publishing since 2012, winning the Singing News Song of the Year Fan Award in 2019 for “Even Me” performed by Triumphant Quartet as well as the Country Recorded Song of the Year at the 2016 GMA Dove Awards for “Small Town Someone” performed by Jeff and Sheri Easter. Jason is an integral member of the Daywind Music Publishing staff of songwriters and serves as the worship leader at Nashville First Baptist Church, the youth worship leader at Brentwood Baptist Church, and owner at The Cox Team, an affiliate brokerage of RE/MAX Fine Homes.

Daywind Music Publishing is home to an award-winning roster of writers including Lee Black, Jason Clark, Riley Harrison Clark, Jason Cox, Adam Crabb, Gerald Crabb, Jason Crabb, Janice Crow, Marty Funderburk, Karen Peck Gooch, Joseph Habedank, Mike Harland, Hunter Leath, Tim Lovelace, Devin McGlamery, Jacob Mills, Levi Mills, Rob Mills, John Darin Rowsey, Belinda Smith, Sue C. Smith, Aaron Wilburn, Diane Wilkinson and Nathan Woodard. Daywind Music Publishing is a subsidiary of Daywind Music Group, one of the premier labels in Christian music.

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