The new concept video and current single ”Never Give The Devil A Ride” by Brad Davis was made available Tuesday afternoon, October 22nd, via social media and will make its television debut on the popular show, Nashville Country Revival, airing weekly on several national networks including Daystar and TNN.
Nashville Country Revival has become a hit among viewers with his concept video oriented presentation of Country and Bluegrass flavored songs ranging from Gospel, Country and Bluegrass artists. The episode featuring “Never Give The Devil A Ride” will air on the Daystar Television NetworkSaturday October, 26th at 3:30pm CST. Daystar will air the episode again the following Friday.
“Never Give The Devil A Ride” is set to debut on a Nashville Country Revival episode airing on The Nashville Network (TNN) in approximately 3 weeks. NCR airs every Sunday morning at 7:30am CSTon TNN. For more information about Nashville Country Revival and air times visit NashvilleCountryRevival.
“Never Give The Devil A Ride” by Brad Davis was shot on location near Lewisburg, TN featuring a rare, historic 1948 Diamond T truck and cameo appearances by ordinary everyday people giving their endorsement to the theme of the song. The song is currently charting across multiple genres and formats including Bluegrass, Southern Gospel and Country including airplay on The Legendary WSM 650 in Nashville. The video can be viewed on YouTube at: Brad Davis – “Never Give The Devil A Ride” – Official Video For Current Single
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Thursday evening (Oct. 24), the 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards took place at The Fellowship at Two Rivers, honoring artists, songwriters, radio personalities and others associated with the Christian and inspirational country music scene.
Sunday Drive, a multi-award winning family group from Knoxville, TN, received the 2013 ICM Vocal Group of the Year Award.
The award was presented by Stella Parton, long time friend of the group. Sunday Drive performed on the show along with other entertainers and presenters including Guy Penrod, Canton Junction, Jim Ed Brown, Doyle Lawson and Melinda Dolittle from American Idol.
Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Scotty McCreery were winners in the mainstream categories.
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Nashville, TN – (October 31, 2013) In early October, New Leaf Publishing Group (Green Forest, AR) and Lily Isaacs (matriarch of the popular Dove award-winning gospel group The Isaacs) agreed to a publishing contract. Lily’s autobiography, You Don’t Cry Out Loud, will be available May of 2014 and offers an extremely personal look at her life including: growing up in a Jewish family, surviving breast cancer, and overcoming relationship struggles.
A talented daughter of Holocaust survivors, Lily Isaacs is a woman who has felt pain, loss, and the incomparable joy of a life with Jesus Christ. Co-founder and current member of The Isaacs whose 35-year career includes performances at the Grand Ole Opry, Gaither Homecoming Concerts, and more- Lily has experienced incredible highs and very deep lows.
Above all, Lily’s steady refrain has been one of God’s constant love, comfort, and strength. New Leaf Publishing Group is honored to partner with such an influential Christian voice. Her story is sure to touch lives and encourage anyone who may be experiencing their own valleys.
Best-selling author and speaker Andy Andrews is authoring the foreword to the book, which makes for an exciting addition and stellar combination. Since 1975 New Leaf Publishing Group has been dedicated to ink on paper touching eternity. You Don’t Cry Out Loud will be a beautiful addition to the company’s mission and goal- reaching the lost for Christ.
For more information about New Leaf Publishing Group contact email@example.com .
About The Isaacs
The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 30 years ago, are based out of Nashville, TN . The vocalists are Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical influences emerge from all genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concert Series and travel throughout the year performing internationally. Concert venues include civic centers, auditoriums, arenas, fair grounds, parks, churches and other locations. They have performed the National Anthem for many sporting events, including a Cincinnati Bengal’s football game, several Nashville Predators Hockey games, an Astros/ Braves pre-season baseball game as well as various political gatherings. They also received a standing ovation for their patriotic performance at Carnegie Hall.
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Nashville. TN (October 30, 2013) Adam’s Call, one of the most dynamic new groups to hit the Southern Gospel scene in a long time is taking auditions for the baritone spot in the group. Sam Fisher of the group left on August 1st to become a part of the music program at a church in Perry GA where he lives. He will also be working on solo material in more of the CCM Market.
Owner and manager, Bobby Davenport said “We have been very blessed to have Sam share in the ministry of Adam’s Call, he was such a huge part of the ministry, and an even larger part of our family. Sam will be greatly missed, and we know that great things are in store for him as he continues to follow the plan that God has designed for his life. While we are saddened by Sam’s departure we are excited to see who God places with the ministry to continue in the exciting work he has for us.”
Anyone interested in consideration of the position should send recent photo, bio, and audio clip or video to firstname.lastname@example.org . While experience is preferred it is not required, but a good range is needed and the ability to play an instrument is a real PLUS. Also worth noting is the new project Adam’s call has just released. Recorded live at Six Mile Baptist Church in Hemphill, TX and is sure to be a real blessing to all who listen. The group is currently adding dates to their 2013-2014 “SIMPLIFY TOUR”, which is being booked by the Adoration Agency, 615-590-7453.
You can learn more about Adam’s Call at http://adamscall.com or https://www.facebook.com .
Adam’s Call can be reached by E-mail at email@example.com .
For book Adam’s call contact Adoration Agency – firstname.lastname@example.org – 615-590-7453
About Adam’s Call
Adam’s Call is a fairly new mixed trio singing with a great Southern Gospel/Country blend. It’s rare to find a group with a true heart, talent, and a passion for great songs, and great music. Adams Call doesn’t cloud great songs with over produced music, but lets the words and harmony be the foundation that makes for a unique, yet anointed sound in an age of ordinary. Great Group, Great Songs, Great Message.
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Triumphant Quartet Feels That Simple Is Good.
By Craig Harris
It was more than good enough on June 21 as the group invaded Edmonson County (Ky.) High School for the sixth annual Jeff Stice Homecoming Concert.
“It’s emotional for me,” Stice – the group’s pianist – said. “I look around, and I see teachers who taught me, a boss I used to work for in Bowling Green (Ky.) … I look out, and I see all these different
chapters of my life looking at me. It’s intimidating. It’s emotional. It’s a blessing.” The group has annual dates in or near each of the group members’ hometowns.
“It’s always exciting to go back home,” Triumphant tenor singer David Sutton said. “Our home folks
have supported us since we were little kids. We look forward to going back home. “It always seems electrifying.”
Stice – an Edmonson County High graduate – typically plays two piano solos during the group’s performance each evening, consisting of either “Down From His Glory” (which he opened with that night), “Mansion Over the Hilltop” or “Halleleujah Chorus.”
His homecoming concert kicked off with Stice taking the stage and performing a series 10 piano solos, intermingled with Stice’s emcee work. Stice spoke of how he began to play the piano and of the instrumental support of his family and friends, calling his dad Jimmy his hero but admitting that he is
his mother Evonia’s “moma’s boy.”
After Stice’s artistry was displayed for the first hour, Clayton Inman and Scotty Inman joined Stice on stage for the dramatic and powerful “He Is,” which earned a standing ovation from the crowd. “It’s
energy … they’re going to get energy from us,” Stice said.
Then, the group took off into what most of the group members agree is a nightly staple, performing
the chart-topping “Saved By Grace.” “It’s my favorite song we’ve ever recorded,” Stice said. “It’s an
“Carroll McGruder is a great writer. I’m so happy for him (receiving the Broadcast Music, Inc., Songwriter of the Year Award recently and being honored for writing ‘Saved By Grace’).”
Sutton added, “The one I still love doing every night is ‘Saved By Grace.’ I love that song. I love the
message. That and “Thinking of a Mansion” … I love both of those songs. Those two songs are just as
fresh tonight as when we started.” Read more »
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SGN Scoops is on location at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville Kentucky all this week. Rob Patz and Rhonda Frye invite all attendees to visit their booth at number 247, talk to them about the magazine and see who is being interviewed for a live Scoops TV taping or the next magazine issue.
Already this week, the Scoops booth has been home to a visit from Guy Penrod, Karen Peck and New River, The Hoppers, The Nelons, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Brian Free and Assurance, and many others.
The National Quartet Convention 2013 is the place to be for everyone who loves Gospel music to hear and see their favorite artists, purchase all the latest recordings and meet the industry movers and shakers. SGN Scoops is proud to be a part of this event and invites all attendees to drop by the booth to meet the Scoops staff. We would love to meet you all!
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As the National Quartet Convention prepares to move from Louisville, Kentucky to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, several SGN Scoops magazine staff writers share their memories of NQC past.
Lou Wills Hildreth shares: My family –the Wills Family of Ft. Worth, Texas–sang at the first NQC in Memphis, and many years thereafter. I have only missed one NQC in all 56 years of the event. Howard and I will be greeting friends this year at the Scoops Booth. Praying God’s blessing on every song and testimony!!!!
Dixie Phillips shares: When I was 16, my Mom and Dad started attending church. The new pastor was an avid southern gospel fan. He and his wife invited my parents and me to attend NQC in Memphis. I was so excited when my parents agreed to go. I will never forget when Ben Speer sang “The Brush.” My life was changed forever. I was hooked. Southern Gospel Music is music with a message and I am so honored to be a part of it.
Lorraine Walker shares: I began to attend the NQC when it was still in Nashville. I remember a few highlights as well as the long cement slope to the basement exhibit hall . I remember hearing one of the last times that JD Sumner and the Stamps sang together, the announcement of Kim Hopper Greene joining the Hoppers, Tony Greene’s proposal to Taranda Kiser, as well as what would be the last NQC of Jake Hess, Vestal and Howard Goodman, George Younce and Roger Bennett. I remember watching a new family group called The Crabb Family come on stage with their whole church in one section of the auditorium cheering them on. I am sorry to be missing this last year in Louisville but I know great things are in store for future NQC’s!
Craig Harris shares: Moments and memories are what life in general is all about. They are what make anything that is important to you special. This is my 14th year of attending the National Quartet Convention and it’s hard to believe that it’s been that long. A one-song spot on the main stage on Tuesday evening surprisingly took me back to some of my earliest of days at NQC here in Louisville, which is the only NQC venue that this Southern Gospel follower has ever experienced.
As the Stephens Family stepped out on the stage, I had no idea that the soprano singer – Melody Stephens – was going to lead me on a brief stroll down Memory Lane. Stephens was the soprano for the Nelons when I first started following Southern Gospel music. I didn’t grow up around the genre as so many did. I simply discovered it – with the assistance of a few friends and borrowed CDs – around 1998. But the Nelons were one of those groups that came to the main stage in those early days and just brought it.
I was still learning and understanding the dynamics of Southern Gospel music when I attended my first NQC in 2000. I only stayed for two nights that year. NQC has been a week-long event ever since. That configuration of the Nelons – with Melody, Paul Lancaster (one of my favorite singers) and Dan Clark (who had a pleasant-sounding bass tone that simply fit the group well) – was probably my favorite. Songs like “Where Sin Had Been Pardoned,” “He Called Me Out,” and the vastly-underrated “You Ain’t Seen the Last of Jesus” suckered me in to this genre of music hook, line and sinker. In fact, “He Called Me Out” was on the NQC Live 1999 DVD and CD (along with the Perrys unbelievable version of “When He Spoke”), prompting me to want to make the journey from the Nashville area to Louisville to see what this Quartet Convention was really all about.
The Nelons followed that era up with more great singers like Katy Van Horn Peach and more great songs, such as “He Rolled Back the Stone.” They are still producing great music today and undoubtedly making memories for some person out there who is just figuring out what NQC is all about. The Stephens family brought some memories back to life for me on Tuesday night. I hope that you all are not only having fond remembrances this week but are also making new memories. Don’t waste an opportunity to truly live and experience all that there is to offer. Have a great week and simply enjoy.
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The National Quartet Convention has long been one of the biggest and most prestigious Southern Gospel institutions. From its humble beginnings in 1957 in Memphis, Tennessee, this weeklong event sees fans and performers from all over the world descending on Louisville Kentucky for six days and nights of Southern Gospel Music. During this last year at Louisville, SGN Scoops is reprinting an SGMRadio feature on the NQC Executive Vice President, Clarke Beasley, about the man behind the helm of what JD Sumner called, “The Grand Daddy of them all”.
Clarke Beasley, son of a man who is also a Southern Gospel institution, Les Beasley, took on the role of Executive Director of the National Quartet Convention in 1993.“It was a big challenge, but it was also very exciting”, Clarke says. “ I had been working at the GMA for two years and had received quite a bit of event planning experience there helping to produce GMA Week. That really prepared me for the job at NQC… I was hired [initially] to bring all of the convention services in house, i.e. ticketing, advertising promotion, event management, etc., and move our headquarters to Louisville in preparation for the event’s move to Louisville in 1994.”
When JD Sumner first conceived the idea of a three-day event, he wanted to bring together artists and industry personnel, which was a unique idea at the time. However, Clarke also pays tribute to another Southern Gospel legend for making the NQC come to life. “[JD] was singing for the Blackwood Brothers at the time and convinced James Blackwood that it was something the Blackwood Brothers should sponsor. Much credit should be given to James Blackwood for being willing to take the initial risk.”
The National Quartet Convention is now a major production; a yearlong project directed by a board that oversees all of the activities, exhibits, concerts and showcases. What might appear enormously daunting to outside observers, Beasley finds exciting. “It is a multi-faceted event with many moving parts. The challenge is to keep all of the balls in the air without dropping any of them. That aspect of the job makes it a continuous challenge.”
“I love the event itself, and I always have. Even though I have enormous responsibilities now, I still love the event as much as I did when I attended the event as a kid. The actual event itself always charges my batteries for the planning process that takes place throughout the year.”
There are always special occurrences at NQC that are not experienced anywhere else, and as both industry insider and Southern Gospel fan, Clarke has his favourite memories. “The moments that stand out were the Speer Family retirement celebration, the Singing Senators performance (Trent Lott, Larry Craig, John Ashcroft and Jim Jeffords) and of course the Cathedrals Retirement and Glen Payne’s [call-in] performance of “I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone.” That was probably the most special moment of them all.”
To those who think that this event has had it’s day, Beasley responds, “Some say that about our music in general. I believe that as the music goes, so goes the NQC. That is why I work really hard to expand the economic base of the entire industry through my work with the Southern Gospel Music Guild.”
“SGM is musically charming and unique…however, the most important component of our music is the overt, straight-forward presentation of Biblical truth within its lyric. We must guard with all vigilance that component of our music to insure that never changes.”
Clarke has seen the industry from both a performer and a promoter outlook. He traveled for several years with the Florida Boys, and knows what it’s like to get on the road, week after week. “What many do not realize is how truly arduous the lifestyle is. Traveling over 200 days a year is enormously taxing both physically and psychologically. Those who do it are truly called and gifted.”
Having this insight into the life of a Southern Gospel Artist has given Clarke great regard for many of the industry’s performers who have been traveling for decades. This includes his father, Les Beasley. He is grateful to have grown up as the son of one of SGM’s legends. “It was quite a privilege, not just because of his status in Gospel Music, but because of who he is. I cannot imagine a greater example to emulate.” Clarke continues, “My favorite quote of his is, ‘There is no limit to what someone can do as long as he does not care who receives the credit.’ That is a belief he has lived by.”
The next generation will tell the tale of the future of Southern Gospel. What does Clarke see as the future of SGM? “I see a future where we are a regular component of Sunday morning worship in most churches. I also see a future where high standards will be set and artists will be required to meet them. These high standards will be set not only in musical excellence but in ministry readiness and in personal conduct.”
“I believe that the next few years will be of critical importance to the next 20 years of the future of our music, and as I said before, as the music goes, so goes the NQC.” Clarke continues, “I am very optimistic on what we can achieve. I am convinced our music will be used as a powerful tool of evangelism to reach the lost and encourage the believers.”
Clarke Beasley and his team are working hard to pull together an event that will, as always, surpass the year before it. That requires a day-to-day determination to keep to the vision and mission of the event, as they work toward September and the beginning of the next NQC. Even Clarke however, is aware that Southern Gospel and the NQC are rooted in an experience in the daily lives of the singers, songwriters, and all who are involved in this type of musical evangelism. He was reminded of this lesson again recently.
“With one of my close friends and neighbors losing his wife this week, I am reminded that life is precious and short, and I should strive every day to enjoy the God-given blessing of life and make each day contribute something to the Kingdom of God.”
For more information on the National Quartet Convention, click on www.natqc.com .
Edited from an SGM Radio website feature entitled “Clarke Beasley: At the Helm of the National Quartet Convention”, published July 2006 http://www.sgmradio.com/
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