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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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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.

Collingsworth Family

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.

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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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New SGNScoops writer Amy Oxenrider drinks “Sweet Water”

Written by Staff on September 15, 2018 – 6:59 am -

Amy Oxenrider introduces Sweet Water

Amy Oxenrider introduces Sweet Water

Mrs. Amy D. Oxenrider is the newest member of the SGNScoops team and we are pleased to present her first devotional article here. A former member of the ‘Riders, Amy continues to sing and has also taken on several speaking engagements. She continues her ministry through writing articles, speaking at revivals, conferences, and one-on-one counseling. The Sweet Water article will be written monthly by Amy, and she will also be conducting live interviews throughout the country, keeping everyone up to date on their favorite artist. Amy, we are pleased to have you as a member of the SGNScoops family.

Sweet Water by Amy Duncan Oxenrider

According To Your Faith

Imagine a woman sitting in her home day after day wishing she could be normal. An illness prevents her from engaging with her peers and family because she is considered unclean. She has no control. She has spent all of her money on herbs and rituals in hopes of being healed so she could be normal.

She sits thinking to herself, “What do I have now? I’m still sick and have no money for medicine. I am bound to my home, away from friends and family. How long will I have to suffer? How long will I be isolated form society?”

As she sits feeling hopeless, she hears through her small window the crowd becoming excited. She walks closer hoping to hear the cause of the commotion.

Then she hears the name “Jesus.”

She remembers what she has heard about this mysterious man they call “Teacher,” “Son of David,” and “Healer.” “Is it true he has so much power,” she says to herself. “Could it be possible that he could actually heal my disease?”

waterfallSuddenly, without a second thought, she grabs her cloak, wraps it tightly around her upper body and rushes out the door. She begins to follow the crowd but soon realizes she is not the only one that’s heard Jesus is in town. There are so many people running towards him, will she ever make it before he is out of reach?

She sees him from a distance but can’t seem to get close enough to ask him for help. He begins to walk further away and the crowd is getting thicker. She thinks this is her one and only chance and she is not going to let him get away from her. She pushes, steps over the fallen, presses her way through the crowd but he is still too far ahead of her.

She thinks to herself, “This man has so much power, if I can only touch his cloak, I will be well.”

Again, she becomes more and more determined to make her way to him. Finally, she gets close enough to touch the very edge of his cloak. She falls on the ground and reaches between others to touch the very hem of his garment.

Jesus stops.

He turns and looks to her, asking, “Who touched me?”

She knew he was referring to her. Scared and timid, she quietly says, “It was I.”

Jesus did not have to ask her what was wrong or why she felt the needed to touch him, he already knew. He saw the faith she had in him and loving said, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.”

She was instantly healed. After twelve years of suffering, it all went away once the Healer spoke.

One thing I would like for you to notice: Jesus told the woman that her faith was the reason for her healing. We can pray and pray and pray 24/7, but if we do not have the faith that God is able and willing to answer us when we call on him, our prayers will be in vain.

In the same chapter of Matthew 9, Jesus told two blind men, “According to your faith will it be done to you.” He did not say your mother’s or father’s faith, he said your faith. These blind men believed and were healed. The woman with the blood disease had enough faith in Jesus that she would do anything to get to him. What was her result? Healing. According to her faith, she was healed. Remember, for twelve years this woman was considered untouchable.

Isn’t it amazing that our Savior can change a situation that seems unending in less than a second? Immediately, she was healed. Immediately, our bad situations can change when we touch Jesus, knowing he is able to take care of us.

When we completely submit to his will, giving our future to him and being led by his sweet Holy Spirit, the changes that we will see take place in lives will be amazing.

In times of desperation, don’t worry about the correct way to reach God, just reach him. That’s all that matters.

According to your faith will it be done to you.

God Bless You All

By Amy D. Oxenrider

 

Amy Oxenrider introduces Sweet Water

Amy Oxenrider

More on Amy Oxenrider:

Amy was raised in a conservative Christian home, being one of two children of Reverend Grant and Shelia Duncan. She and her sister were on the stage singing as soon as they were old enough to hold a microphone. This legacy continues to be passed on through Amy to her three sons. She has recently signed with Green Family Ministry Promotions as a solo artist and will be sharing the love of Christ wherever the doors may open. Amy has also signed with Holland Management Productions (HMP) as a model. Understanding that beauty is not standard, it is Amy’s desire to express to women that we are all created in the image of God and are beautiful in his sight.

 

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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.

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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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IVAN PARKER IS CHRISTMAS DREAMING OCTOBER 5

Written by Staff on September 12, 2018 – 9:53 am -

IVAN PARKER IS CHRISTMAS DREAMING OCTOBER 5

IVAN PARKER IS CHRISTMAS DREAMING OCTOBER 5

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Difference Media recording artist and one of Southern Gospel’s most lauded soloists, Ivan Parker, is set to release Christmas Dreaming October 5. Produced by Garry Jones (Canton Junction, Brian Free), the collection offers a nostalgic take on six timeless holiday favorites and four beloved carols.  
 
Parker’s signature vocals are showcased atop big band horns, jazz piano riffs and lush orchestrations as he seamlessly delivers a range of Christmas classics, from “There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” to “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “What Child Is This,” among others. 

“It’s my hope that this collection presents the spirit of Christmas morning—the peace that brings us closer together at the holidays,” said Parker. “‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’ and ‘There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays’ take me right back to my childhood and Christmas with my family. And the newer classic, ‘My Grown Up Christmas List,’ is so fitting for the times we live in now. With much confusion and division in the world, it was important for me to have a song about love, peace and the restoration of joy. Forget the problems and the things that divide us and let’s go back to what the season is all about.” 
 
“Most of all, I want people to understand the real reason for Christmas,” Parker emphasizes. “Carols like ‘What Child Is This’ and ‘It Came Upon A Midnight Clear’ point us back to the manger—these are the songs that present Jesus, the true Hope of Christmas.” 
 

IVAN PARKER DEBUTS DEEPLY PERSONAL ‘MAMA’S ROCKING CHAIR’ AT SOUTHERN GOSPEL RADIO

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Serving as lead vocalist for the iconic quartet Gold City from 1983-1993—where he recorded his signature #1 hit, “Midnight Cry”— Ivan Parker’s acclaimed solo career now spans more than 20 years. He has garnered 31 Singing News Fan Awards, highlighted by 12 Favorite Male Vocalist honors, while his #1 Southern Gospel radio singles include “Hit The Ground Running” and “I Choose.” As a solo artist, Parker has released 16 recordings, five DVDs and has been featured in 32 best-selling Gaither Homecoming videos. His critically-acclaimed Difference Media debut, Dancing in the Rain, released in 2016.  
 
Difference Media is a division of John Hagee Ministries, founded by John Hagee. Along with Ivan Parker, the San Antonio-based label features some of the leading names in Gospel music, including Canton Junction, Ricardo Sanchez, Matt Hagee, The Hagees, Tim Duncan, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir and John Hagee.
 
Christmas Dreaming, a Difference Media release, will be distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group. 
 
For further information, visit ivanparker.com,turningpointpr.com or differencemedia.org. Follow Parker on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter.

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Joey+Rory’s The Singer And The Song Offers Duo’s Hits and Unreleased Material

Written by Staff on September 12, 2018 – 9:32 am -

JOEY+RORY’s The Singer And The Song Offers Duo’s Hits and Unreleased Material

JOEY+RORY’s The Singer And The Song Offers Duo’s Hits and Unreleased Material

New CD + DVD Capture Couple’s Musical and Personal Histories; Shines Light on Importance of Hope Despite Tough Times

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 7, 2018 – Featuring 20 of Joey+Rory’s most-requested hits as well as never-before-released content, The Singer And The Song: The Best Of Joey+Rory (Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings) offers a closer look into the GRAMMY-winning duo’s history and the music that defined their career. The “Best Of” collection includes a CD with the country music duo’s hits, while a DVD offers interviews with Rory and more on the couple’s love story and life together.

JOEY+RORY’s The Singer And The Song Offers Duo’s Hits and Unreleased MaterialThe Singer And The Song CD features more than a dozen songs that brought out the best in the husband and wife’s lives and careers, along with a personal, 28-page booklet from Rory. The DVD consists of more than two-and-a-half hours of content, including a tour of the family farm, acoustic performances by Rory and an interview with Bill Gaither that captures Rory’s ever-inspiring story of hope in spite of hard times.

“The songs that appear on this ‘Best Of’ record are not our greatest hits,” Rory says in the CD booklet. “Instead, they are the songs that brought out the best in us. These, along with many others. Each time we went into the recording studio, we tried our best to choose the best songs we could for where we were in our lives. Sometimes they were songs that we had written, a good bit more of the time they were songs from friends, strangers, and now and then heroes of ours.”

Watch this trailer for more information about The Singer And The Song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqF238sX2eg

JOEY+RORY’s The Singer And The Song Offers Duo’s Hits and Unreleased MaterialArtist and storyteller Rory Feek has found a new normal over the past few years, parenting his daughter Indiana, authoring two bestselling books, managing his farm and singing for the first time since the passing of his wife, Joey, in 2016. The couple captured the hearts of millions as Rory chronicled their love story and Joey’s cancer battle on his blog, as well as their preparation for her passing in March 2016.
But there’s much more to the story: the couple met in the early 2000s, when Joey was still an aspiring country singer. They eventually fell in love, married and recorded Joey’s debut album, If Not For You(Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings) re-released in 2017. After gaining attention as finalists on CMT’s “Can You Duet” in 2008, Joey+Rory went on to release eight albums, winning a GRAMMY® Award for Best Roots Gospel Album for Hymns(Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings) in 2017.“I know how amazing this life that God has given us is, even though it’s taken some tragic turns,” Feek says in the DVD. “I mostly walk around pinching myself. That’s saying a lot, but it’s because I didn’t do it. She didn’t do it. He did it. And as much as there have been some very, very hard times the joy-filled times outweigh them. You carry them around with you, and for some reason they put some perspective to the pain, and it helps.”The Singer And The Song: The Best of Joey+Rory CD and DVD will be featured as a TV special airing on over 15 networks weekly, including RFD-TV, DIRECTV, Dish TV, TBN, CTN, The Heartland Network, FamilyNet, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and GaitherTV.  It will air in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.  The products are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and are available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com, CBD.com and Gaither.com.

For further information regarding Joey+Rory or to read Rory’s blog visit www.roryfeek.com.

The Singer And The Song Track List:

1.      To Do What I Do

2.      Heart Of The Wood

3.      Teaching Me How To Love You

4.      Indiana Home

5.      The Life Of A Song

6.      That’s Important To Me

7.      The Bible And The Belt

8.      Your Man Loves You Honey

9.      If I Needed You

10.    In The Garden

11.    It Is Well With My Soul

12.    In The Time That You Gave Me

13.    When I’m Gone

14.    Hammer And Nails

15.   That’s Where Jesus Is

16.    I’m A Little More Country Than That

17.   My Life Is Based On A True Story

18.   Jesus Loves Me

19.   Born To Be Your Woman

20.   A Place In The Clouds

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Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at  Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  

Written by Staff on September 10, 2018 – 12:35 pm -

Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  

Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Hurricane Mills, TN (September 8, 2018) – Organizers of the 2018 Gospel Music Festival announce that Loretta Lynn made a surprise visit during the afternoon session on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She welcomed visitors to the ranch and shared her enthusiasm for the Gospel Music Fest.

“Thank you all for coming to the ranch.  We are thrilled to bring Gospel music here for Labor Day weekend.  Next year bring everyone you know to the Gospel Music Fest!” stated Lynn.  “It has always been my dream to see Gospel meet Country, and now the Loretta Lynn Ranch is proud to bring this. music together,” Lynn continued.

This marks one of the first public appearances of Loretta Lynn since a stroke in 2017.  Loretta Lynn, known as The Coal Miner’s Daughter,  graciously welcomed visitors to the Gospel Music Fest.

Sneed Family at Loretta Lynn Ranch

Sneed Family at Loretta Lynn Ranch

Jeff Sneed of The Sneed Family, hosts of the Gospel Music Festival, made the announcement today from The Sneed Family office.  “We are honored that Loretta has chosen the Gospel Music Festival to appear before her fans.  What a true performer!” proclaimed Sneed.  “This is the magic of having the event at the Ranch., you never know who will drop in!” Sneed added.

Plans for the 2019 Gospel Music Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch are being formulated.  An announcement of performers and ticketing information will be released soon.

The 2018 Fest featured family entertainment from beginning to end. Gospel music was featured as well as a night of Country music, a Talent Search, a special Sunday morning service and a Craft Fair.

Friday’s schedule included Triumphant Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter along with The Easter Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, and the Troy Burns Family.  As a special highlight, The Sneed Family took the stage.

On Saturday, a full day of Gospel Music featured The Perrys, Primitive Quartet, New Ground with Mickey Bell, Tony Gore, High Road, The Steeles, The Freemans, and The Sneed Family. Well-known Country comedian Mike Snider from The Grand Old Opry also appeared.  “Those attending were laughing, singing and inspired from the minute first note is struck from the stage,” stated Sneed.

Shenandoah at Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at  Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  

Shenandoah

The highlight of the weekend was a separate performance by the country music icons, Shenandoah, as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour.  “This is where Gospel meets Country,” said Sneed.  “Folks enjoy two events in one location while enjoying the beauty of the Loretta Lynn Ranch on a holiday weekend,” he continued.

The 2018 Gospel Fest has also added a special Sunday morning chapel service featuring Gospel music’s favorite evangelist, David Ring.  Since 1973, Ring has challenged thousands of people with his signature message – “I have cerebral palsy…  What’s your problem?”

The Gospel Music Festival at the Loretta Lynn Ranch is held annually in the pavilion at the ranch campgrounds.  “We are honored that the Loretta Lynn Ranch would again welcome the return of Gospel Music,” said Sneed.

For the 2019 Gospel Music Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch, ticket information will be available soon at: www.ticketstorm.com or by calling 866-966-1777.  Craft vendor reservations for 2019 are being taken now by calling 270-646-0354.

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is located off I-40 at Exit 143 in Hurricane Mills, TN.  Camping is available by reservation.  There are also area hotels nearby.

 

About The Sneed Family:

The Sneed Family is a favorite to their fans.  They provide an honest worship experience while providing encouragement.

Watch for them on stage as well as on television with their production of “Sneed Family Music”.  The program is seen in over one million homes each week.  The Sneed Family brings music, and interviews from the best in Southern Gospel Music.  The show is now available online.

For more information on The Sneed Family, visit sneedfamily.com

 

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Second Annual Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase At Creekside 2018

Written by Staff on September 10, 2018 – 5:04 am -

2nd Annual Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase

Second Annual Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2018) – It’s almost time for Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2018, held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Oct. 28 – Nov. 1. Creekside is happy to present the Second Annual Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase, which will be held on Oct. 29, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., featuring local east Tennessee artists.

Angela Marie of Sevierville, Tenn. is the host for this showcase. “I have been blessed to know some of these artists for over 20 years,” says Angela Marie. “They are like family. They love the Lord with all their hearts, and it shows when they sing about him. Creekside is a wonderful event in which all my artists are excited to be a part of!”

All Creekside events, including the Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase are held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.

This year’s Showcae artists will include: Angela Marie, Bishop Curtis Manning, Leonard and Joyce Repass, Faithful Promise, Rescued, The Cokers, and Glory Bound.

Angela Marie host of 2nd annual Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase

Angela Marie host of Second Annual Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase

Angela Marie will have information about the artists and the showcase at her booth in the Creekside Exhibit Hall. Brochures regarding all of the artists appearing at the Smoky Mountain Gospel Showcase will be available during the concert. Be sure to stop by and pick up your copy.

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.

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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Bill Shaw to be remembered on Sunday September 16

Written by Staff on September 8, 2018 – 2:05 pm -

Bill Shaw and Gerald Williams

Bill Shaw and Gerald Williams

Bill Shaw, former tenor singer with the Blackwood Brothers,  passed away on September 7, 2018. He was 94.

Mark Blackwood posted the following on Facebook :

From Robert Shaw, Bill Shaw’s son: “I’m sorry to say that my Dad, Bill Shaw, passed away this morning. Although this comes as no surprise, it’s hard to see him go. The good news is that he was in no pain and in his own way, seemed ready to leave this earth to be with his Lord.

A Memorial Service in his honor has been scheduled for Sunday, September 16th, 3:00 PM at Forest Hill Baptist Church, 909 Plantation Road, Anderson SC 29621. Thanks again for all of your love, support and prayers.

Bill Sgaw

Bill Shaw

BILL SHAW, THE GREATEST SOUTHERN GOSPEL TENOR OF ALL TIME.


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