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Crossroads releases Jordan Family Band, Sunday Drive albums

Written by Staff on July 13, 2018 – 2:52 pm -

Jordan Family Band. Reach

Jordan Family Band. Reach

Arden, North Carolina (July 13, 2018) – The Jordan Family Band’s album Reach and Sunday Drive’s album A Million Miles are now available from Crossroads.

The Jordan Family Band hopes to spread God’s word far and wide with Reach from Skyland Records. With reminders to always live as an example of Christ, it sends a powerful message of what can be accomplished with a little faith in even the darkest of times.

“When we began the groundwork for this new record, we carefully chose songs we felt were divinely given to us, whether it by our pen or through friends of our ministry. We had no selfish endeavors! We wanted to not only ‘Reach’ the world and those who feel like their situation is helpless, but also the tired and discouraged Christian who is on the brink of giving up!” says Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band. “It’s not just an album title, ‘Reach’ is our new vision — He reached for us in our most desperate state and delivered us, and He will do the same for you.”

With energetic vocals and vivid, narrative lyrics, the Jordan Family Band hopes to “Reach” listeners from all walks of life and

Sunday Drive. A Million Miles

Sunday Drive. A Million Miles

spread the gospel. Listen to Reach HERE.

Sunday Drive’s A Million Miles from Sonlite Records carries a resounding message that God is never too far away with songs about strong belief, grateful praise and reliance on faith. With a classic country style and upbeat lyrics, the gospel group reminds listeners that following Christ leads to a joyful life, despite the ups and downs we all face.
“We are so excited about our new recording A Million Miles. We reached out of our songwriting box and asked some of the greatest writers in Gospel music for some songs and did they come through,” says Jeff Treece. “The title cut ‘A Million Miles’ is written by our good friend, Mark Bishop. Our first single ‘Living In The Middle Of His Will’ is written by Dianne Wilkinson and Lee Black. It also includes original, easy listening, classic and comedy songs. Come take a trip you will never forget — ‘A Million Miles’ by Sunday Drive.”

Listen to A Million Miles HERE.

About the Jordan Family Band
The Jordan Family Band is a family group from Georgia with a country gospel feel, that seeks to encourage, uplift, praise and ultimately to see souls saved. The group consists of Josh and Randa Jordan and their sons, Hutch, Alex Grant and a family friend who is like an adopted son to them, Keenan Atkinson. In 2017, the family released their first recording, “Joshua 24:15” on the Skyland Records and watched it propel quickly into iTunes Christian genre’s Top 10 album chart. It debuted on the Billboard Christian chart at #12, then their first single climbed to #28 on the Singing News Gospel chart. The second release from the album, “My God Is Faithful” peaked at #34 on the Singing News Top 40 and also become the only Southern/Country Gospel song of 2017 to enter into iTunes Single Top 10 in the Christian genre as it peaked at #8. The family garnered more than 18 million social media views through Facebook, YouTube and Instagram throughout the year, with an acoustic video of “My God Is Faithful” gaining more than 1.5 million views in just a few days. The JFB was nominated in the first round of the 2017 Dove Awards for New Artist Of The Year and was recently awarded AGM’s, Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Award in 2018.

About Sunday Drive
Jeff Treece, Misty Treece, and Dusty Treece make up the award-winning trio that is Sunday Drive. Their God-given talent has garnered them numerous awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and many others. Sunday Drive has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, Silver Dollar City, Dollywood and The National Quartet Convention and performed with artists like The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gaithers, Big Daddy Weave, David Crowder Band, The McKameys and many more. Sunday Drive has a unique ability to communicate through song and humor creating an experience and journey audiences won’t soon forget.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads 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, Crossroads Publishing Group 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’ life-changing music.

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Sandi Patty celebrates a special day

Written by Staff on July 12, 2018 – 7:08 am -

Sandi Patty

Sandi Patty

Happy 62nd birthday Sandi Patty! As her Farewell Tour winds down, Sandi Patty will soon be on her Alaskan cruise with many of her fans and friends.

We have all enjoyed her voice and her witness for God for many years. She and her husband Don reside in Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma.  They have eight children.

Sandi Patty

Happy birthday Sandi Patty from all of us at SGNScoops. We will miss you on the stages across the country but know your voice will echo on long after your retirement .

Be sure to visit her website here and her Facebook page here.

About Sandi Patty:

As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice.

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Creekside welcomes Media to Appreciation Night

Written by Staff on July 11, 2018 – 10:36 am -

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (July 12, 2018) – Vonda Easley, of Hey Y’all Media, invites all media present at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention to a special Media Appreciation Night. This private media-only event will be held after the evening concert on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Vonda Easley would like to treat all media representatives to pizza in the showcase venue following the concert.

Memorial Day Edition Of The Strictly Country Show With Vonda Easley

Vonda Easley

“We are so excited at the number of DJs and media personnel that are making plans to be with us at Creekside 2018,” says Easley. “We just wanted to show each one that their participation in the outreach of our music does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated!”

Media expecting to be present are asked to call Hey Y’all Media to register. Please call (256) 310–7892 or email vondaeasley@gmail.com to let Easley know you are planning on attending this event.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside features musical showcases, evening concerts, the Jerry Goff Honors, Thea 2018 Diamond Awards and the Red Back Hymnal Choir. Midnight prayer is also planned for each evening.

For more information on Creekside 2018, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. VIP tickets can still be obtained by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com

 

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Instruments of Peace: A Look at the Sharps

Written by Staff on July 10, 2018 – 7:05 am -

Instruments of Peace: A Look at the Sharps

Instruments of Peace: A Look at the Sharps

The first line of the Prayer of St. Francis says, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

 

This prayer is the mission statement and title of the latest project from the family group, the Sharps. Hailing from Fort Payne, Ala., these men of faith are dedicated to spreading the gospel through song.

 

The Sharps

The Sharps

Andy Sharp and his son, Ben, lead the group as co-owners, carrying on the the legacy of Joel Sharp, the founder of the quartet.

 

“The Sharps is a family-based group that started in 1984 by Joel Sharp,” Ben shares. “Joel, having sung with gospel groups as early as the 50s, formed the Sharps that consisted of him, Andy and Janice Sharp, and Karen Sharp Twilley and her husband LaDon.

“Ben, son of Andy and Janice, was born and raised traveling with the group, and Mike (Leath) stepped in to fill in for Joel due to his illness and has continued on with the group after the passing of Joel Sharp.”

 

The SharpsThe current lineup features the lead vocals of Mike Leath, the soaring tenor of Andy Sharp (son of Joel), and rounding out the trio, Ben Sharp’s smooth baritone. For the past three years, Tony Lewis served as the bass vocalist, but he recently resigned.

 

Andy Sharp is the only original member still with the group. Leath was hand-picked by Joel Sharp to fill in for him during his illness. He has now been with the quartet for 11 years. Ben Sharp grew up traveling with the group and has played piano, drums and served many other roles as well.

 

The group has experienced great success over their 30-plus years. They have recorded more than 20 projects, have been honored with several awards, and several (of their) songs have charted on national gospel music charts. Andy Sharp has been honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2016 for his 30 years in Southern gospel music. The group’s unique sound was inspired by the Florida Boys of 1962, Glen Payne, Brian Free, Arthur Rice, and of course, Joel Sharp.

 

This group, steeped in Southern gospel tradition, shines on their latest CD release, “Instrument of Peace.”

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Creekside major splash for fall concert goers

Written by Staff on July 3, 2018 – 12:22 pm -

Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is set for October 28th through November 1st. in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tenn., at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. This large family-friendly event offers free evening concerts with exciting music the whole family will enjoy.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

The Smoky Mountains are spectacular during the height of the fall season. Cool mountain trails, shy wildlife and migrating birds greet visitors at this time of year. For the more urban tourist, the area features shopping, restaurants and fun stops for all ages. End your day with a free gospel concert and your retreat will be complete.

For the seventh year, Creekside will host keynote speakers including  C.T. Townsend, more than 50 musical guests, unique events and a large exhibit hall. Special rates for large groups and church buses can be obtained through the contact information below.

Jordan Family Band to appear at Creekside

Jordan Family Band

Some of the gospel music artists appearing include the Jordan Family Band, the Williamsons, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Hope’s Journey, Children of the Promise, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers, the McKay Project, and many more.

Creekside features musical showcases, evening concerts, the Jerry Goff Honors, the 2018 Diamond Awards and the Red Back Hymnal Choir. Midnight prayer is also planned for each evening.

For more information on Creekside 2018, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. VIP tickets can still be obtained by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com

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New Release from Gloryland

Written by Staff on July 1, 2018 – 4:35 pm -

Gloryland

Gloryland

Gloryland, known as Mississippi’s favorite Southern gospel family, is celebrating the release of their first CD as a trio today.

Their new album, “Created To Fly,” is now available on iTunes.

Click here to listen: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/created-to-fly/1401389017?app=itunes

More about Gloryland:

Gloryland is made up of Stephanie Reynaud and her two talented children.  Singing the Alto is teen sensation, Maggie Rose Reynaud and rounding out the trio is her brother, Reese Reynaud.  This family has been traveling and spreading the good new through song for more than 5 years.

In 2017, the group suffered one of the most devastating loses.  Founding member, father and grandfather, Charles Rushing, went home to be with the Lord just a few weeks before he was to be honored with the Mississippi Quartet Convention’s most prestigious accolade “Life Time Achievement” Award.

Stephanie and her children accepted the award on Charles’ behalf and a new vision and will to serve was birthed.  Their family legacy would continue, but this time as a trio.

Gloryland

Gloryland, as they are now, just finished their debut album, landing a record contract with Redemption World Records in Nashville, TN produced by Grammy nominated Jonathan Goodwin.

​”Created to Fly,” is a fitting title for the once beloved quartet, now turned trio.  They are soaring to new heights and landing themselves in the hearts of new audiences all over the Southeast.

Find out more about Gloryland here.

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Ray Reese is On the Couch with Fouch

Written by Staff on July 1, 2018 – 2:08 pm -

The Kingsmen Quartet Announce Departure Of Chris Jenkins

The Kingsmen Quartet with Ray Reese

Ray Reese is interviewed by Matt Fouch on this latest episode of On the Couch with Fouch

When you think of male quartets in Southern gospel music, for several decades, one name always comes to mind and that name is the Kingsmen Quartet.

Kingsmen with Ray Reese

Kingsmen with Ray Reese

This month I have the privilege to share my interview with their bass singer, Ray Reese. Ray has been the bass singer for the Kingsmen for over 50 years!. That is an amazing accomplishment.

Legacy Five’s Matt Fouch releases “Born and Raised”

Legacy Five’s Matt Fouch

In this episode you will hear some amazing history on the Kingsmen and get to know Ray a little more personally.

Sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this interview with the Dean of bass singer, Ray Dean Reese.

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Rooted with Billy Huddleston

Written by Staff on July 1, 2018 – 7:25 am -

An Unexpected Interruption

She Was Broken Physically. . .

“And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years,

came from behind. . .” (Matthew 9:20)

Mark adds this:

“. . . and had suffered many things from many physicians” (Mark 5:25-26).

Twelve years

4,383 days

6,311,520 minutes

378,691,200 seconds she had dealt with this issue.

It wasn’t normal. It wasn’t right. She had tried everything she knew to do. Doctors visited. Prayer after prayer has been prayed. Medicines taken and applied. Home remedies: Two chicken feathers dipped in lamp oil and matted with freshly shorn wool. She tried it all, but nothing would bring the relief she needed and longed for. What hopes were lingering now are beginning to diminish. She’s had her last doctor visit. She was no longer welcome to any physician.

She Was Broken Financially. . .

“She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse”

(Mark 5:26).

What little glimmer of hope she may have had in the medical profession was now gone. Considering that even if there were a wonder doctor that relocated to her area she wouldn’t be able to see him. Or, if some miracle cure was discovered, some newly researched medical breakthrough, it would be of no help to her. Why? She couldn’t afford it. She had written her last check. The bank had closed her account. Everything was gone. She had exhausted her funds. What a mess.

She Was Broken Spiritually. . .

Deserved. That’s what they thought. It’s a working out of the sin in her life. She must be some sort of pervert . . . she’s receiving punishment. God’s punishment. He had removed His hand from her life. She saw it in their eyes. The judgement. The disdain. All this had her an emotional wreck.

She Was Broken Relationally. . .

She’d never have a family of her own. Her condition made it impossible. Whatever bed she sat on, she would defile. She was unlovable, unwanted. Certainly she was being punished. She might as well just wait for it all to come to an end.

Broken.

That’s what she was. There’s just no other way to put it.

Completely broken.

What do you do with broken things?

Throw them out.

Get rid of them.

Carry out the trash.

The garbage must be discarded.

But, not the Artist. . . He’s at work and He sees a masterpiece.

She matters to the Father. He’s willing to move heaven and earth to help her. It’s all about her.

That’s how long she’s been waiting, how long she’s suffered. That’s how long she had been broken. But today something’s about to change.

“When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd

and touched His garment. For she said,

‘If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well’” (Mark 5:27-28).

With the words “If only . . .” on her tongue, she makes her way to Jesus. I’m sure her heart sinks as she sees the crowd crushing in. She uses what little strength she has to edge her way through that crowd. They’re relentless. She’s weak, frail.

Tossed around like a ping-pong ball, she pushes her way through. In an instant she’s thrown to her knees. . . but, she can’t stop now. She’s almost there. When she gets within an arm’s length of Jesus, she reaches out her frail, trembling hand and grabs the edge of His garment and:

“Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up,

and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction” (Mark 5:29).

Immediately.

In an instant what she had given everything for she received. What she had sought after for twelve long years she found in a touch of the Artist. Reworked. Restored. She came to Him in pieces, now she leaves in His peace.

Billy Huddleston

Billy Huddleston

An unexpected interruption.

That’s the only way you can describe what just happened.


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Special day for Vonda Easley

Written by Staff on June 30, 2018 – 6:50 am -

Memorial Day Edition Of The Strictly Country Show With Vonda Easley

Vonda Easley

Vonda Easley is an integral part of SGNScoops and today is a very special day for her.

Please join us in wishing Vonda a very happy birthday today, June 30.

Thank you Vonda for everything you do for SGNScoops and WPIL. You are a very special lady and and a friend to so many.

Vonda Easley and Rob Patz

Vonda Easley and Rob Patz

Many blessings and celebrations today!

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The Allen Family welcome new member

Written by Staff on June 27, 2018 – 2:37 pm -

Danielle Allen with the entire Allen Family

The Allen Family

It’s time to congratulate the Allen Family and welcome their newest member!

Gospel music group, the Allen Family, makes their home in Branson, Missouri. Band members include Todd and Michelle, Caleb and Steffanie, Gabrielle, Joshua, Jared, Danielle, Abigail, Zachariah, and Christian.

The Allen Family posted on Facebook today about a sweet new arrival:

We are pleased to announce the birth of Cecile Danielle Chartier to Robin and Gabrielle Chartier!

Born June 24, 2018. 8 pounds 1 ounce and 21” long.

Congratulations from all of the SGNScoops family to Robin and Gabrielle!

Catch up with the Allen Family on Facebook here.

Cecile Danielle Chartier born to Robin and Gabrielle Chartier of the Allen Family

Cecile Danielle Chartier born to Robin and Gabrielle Chartier of the Allen Family

About the Family:
Since 1996, The Allen Family has traveled internationally. The group was launched onto the Gospel music scene with a first place finish in the 2000 National Quartet Convention Talent Search. Since then, the group has had three nominations for Singing News New Mixed Group Of The Year and multiple appearances on the Southern Gospel Top 80 radio charts. Todd, Michelle, Joshua, Jared, Danielle, Abigail, Zachariah, and Christian live in their bus 365 days a year and fill over 275 engagements each year. In October of 2014, their original television pilot, Home Sweet Bus, premiered on TLC. The show is based on their unique lifestyle and follows their travels as they share the Gospel in song.

Erin Stevens of SGNScoops Magazine featured Danielle of the Allen Family recently here.

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