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Andrew Brunet needs prayer

Written by Staff on June 5, 2020 – 12:28 pm -

Andrew Brunet.Southern gospel promoter and social media personality, Andrew Brunet has requested prayer. He tells SGNScoops, “I’m real weak. They (the doctors) don’t know. I can barely make it to the bathroom and back to the couch.”

His latest post on Facebook explains further:

“It’s so strange.. today was off a good start.Felt good. Ate breakfast, everything going good. Then I went to the doctor… Didn’t feel real good.. had a deep cough.. Had an EKG.. I just feel weak, and laying around… I don’t have enough strength to walk 100 feet..Please pray for me! Send me encouraging texts, messages, I need encouragement.. 803-374-4069 is my number.. let me know that you’re praying.”

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The Old Paths release What Love Does

Written by Staff on June 5, 2020 – 10:56 am -

The Old Paths release What Love DoesArden, North Carolina (June 5, 2020) — Following a year in which they released two albums and had a #1 song with “Come Sunday Morning,The Old Paths (website HERE), are sharing the many things God’s love can do on their new album, “What Love Does,” now available on all streaming platforms.

Each song captures the many ways God’s boundless love blesses each person, each day.

“What Love Does” begins with “This Is Amazing Grace,” telling of all that God has done so that we may live with love and grace. It’s followed by the first single, “I Got The Grace, He Gets The Glory,” a high-energy and upbeat song describing how God is always a solid foundation to stand on, despite sins and trials.

“When I heard this song, I couldn’t help but think that this is the theme for life as a believer,” says bass singer Daniel Ashmore who is featured on this song. “I can’t take credit for something I didn’t do and something I didn’t earn, therefore I get the grace and He gets the glory! That’s a message we want to share and this song sums it up perfectly.”

You Can’t Get Away From God,” written by Kenna Turner West, Sue C. Smith and Brian White and featuring Doug Roark, inspired the album’s title. Each verse tells vignettes of how people in tough places don’t think they’ll find relief, yet God is always there for comfort.

The powerful “Pray While You Wait” reminds that God’s timing is always perfect. When life feels impossible, know God will come through and you can always pray while you wait.

The Old Paths release What Love Does

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Bread,” another upbeat song, illustrates how God can accomplish the impossible through the story of the loaves and fishes, while the instrumental “How Great Is Our God” — which features Ashmore on saxophone — allows listeners to feel the music, and pause to appreciate it.

Look At All I Lost” and the final song “Salvation’s Song” talk about no longer being lost after finding Christ, and being freed from guilt, shame and the weight of life. With powerful and moving vocals, these songs capture the theme of the album’s title — God’s love is capable of amazing things.

“We are so excited about this new album. The title ‘What Love Does’ is really the theme of the album, reflected in the song selection. We feel this is the best album we’ve done that really showcases our new sound with our current lineup,” says Ashmore. “Through our many failures and different circumstances in life, God exemplifies His love for us in His endless pursuit to save and change us. God is never late, and is always working all things for our good and His glory, because that’s what love does.”

Listen to What Love Does HERE.

About The Old Paths
In 2003, The Old Paths began its ministry taking the group’s name from Jeremiah 6:16 which says, “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for The Old Paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” With this vision in mind and a heart for ministry, founding members Douglas Roark and Tim Rackley started The Old Paths as a trio.

The group morphed into a quartet shortly after. They signed with Crossroads Music’s Sonlite Records in 2012. Their album “Right Now” was a breakout project for them producing two #1 hits, “Battlestand” and “God’s Great,” within a six-month span. In 2013, the group was named Favorite New Quartet in the Singing News Fan Awards, and songs like “Love Them to Jesus” and “Ordinary People” also quickly became fan favorites.

The quartet made the decision in 2015 to come off the road for a while due to family circumstances. While the decision was not easy, they left the door open for a possible return to gospel music and touring. When God opened that door for them in 2017, they were ready to walk through it. With a renewed passion for ministry, The Old Paths took the stage again at the Memphis Quartet Show in June 2017.

The group now consists of founding members Tim Rackley and Douglas Roark, longtime bass singer Daniel Ashmore and tenor Steve Ladd.

Tim, Doug and Daniel found the right blend with Steve to be able to come together as The Old Paths again. The goal of the group has stayed the same after all these years to see people come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and to encourage fellow believers. They are thankful that God gave them the chance to return to the platform again to sing and encourage. They could not be more excited about this new stage of their ministry and to see what God has for the group in the future.

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, 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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GUY PENROD’S ‘CONCERT ON THE COUCH—A FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION FROM FRANKLIN THEATRE’ PREMIERS ONLINE JUNE 21

Written by Staff on June 4, 2020 – 5:16 am -

GUY PENROD’S ‘CONCERT ON THE COUCH—A FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION FROM FRANKLIN THEATRE' PREMIERS ONLINE JUNE 21

Guy Penrod and band. Photo by Russ Harrington

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Guy Penrod, one of Gospel Music’s most awarded and best-loved vocalists, will be bringing his signature live performance experience to viewers around the globe June 21 as his “Concert On The Couch—A Father’s Day Celebration From Franklin Theatre” premiers for one-time online viewing at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. Virtual doors will open at 6:00 pm Eastern Time with special pre-show content. Filmed recently at the historic Franklin Theatre outside Nashville, Penrod’s “Concert On The Couch” is being made available in partnership with Thrive Media Streaming. Exclusive online viewing passes, available for a suggested donation of $5, can be reserved beginning tomorrow by registering at guypenrod.com.

“The last few months have been a challenging time for us all,” says Penrod. “I couldn’t think of a better way to reconnect with so many friends around the world than spending Father’s Day evening together. Just a few weeks ago, we filmed a memorable night of hymns, worship songs, and many of my favorites at the historic Franklin Theatre not far from my home. It is my prayer that hearts will be lifted and encouraged as we share a special time of song, laughter and celebration.”

“My heart goes out to so many who are suffering and enduring hardship during this season,” Penrod continues. “This is a way we can give back. Folks can register and kick back for a great night of music for just a $5 donation, or whatever they’d like to give. So, come join us on Father’s Day—we’ll just miss getting to hug your neck after the show.”

Featuring an all-star band, Penrod’s “Concert On The Couch” will include many classic songs of faith, including “Nothing But The Blood,” “I Surrender All” and “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms.” In addition, Penrod will revisit such concert favorites as “Pray About Everything” and “The Baptism of Jesse Taylor,” among others.

A member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (Gaither Vocal Band) and Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Guy Penrod has performed at leading venues around the world, including The Grand Ole Opry House, Carnegie Hall and The Sydney Opera House, as well as appearing at CMA Music Fest and the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. With career sales of more than 4 million—including the Platinum-selling long-form video The Best of Guy Penrod—his recordings have set a standard for Gospel Music and consistently top Billboard sales charts.

For further information, visit guypenrod.comthrivemediastreaming.com, or turningpointpr.com. Follow Penrod on Facebook and Instagram

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Carman resumes tour halted by COVID19

Written by Staff on June 3, 2020 – 10:51 am -

CarmanNashville, Tennessee — Christian Music icon Carman will resume his tour in June after suspending the 2020 tour due to the Covid-19 crisis. The tour will kick off on June 25th in Missouri and will then head to Oklahoma for the 26th, 27th and 28th. “We are excited to be back on the road and Carman is looking forward to seeing his fans across the nation,” stated Matt Felts, Carman’s manager. 

Carman’s tour will be taking measures to keep fans, Carman, and his crew safe as the Covid crisis comes to an end. “We will take every precaution we can and will follow the guidelines of each state where the tour goes,” added Felts.

DOMINION AGENCY WELCOMES CARMAN TO ARTIST ROSTERFans are encouraged to contact the concert venue with any questions they have. To find out information on Carman’s tour, go to CarmanOnTour.com.

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Jackson Heights Score Top 10 Hit Song

Written by Staff on June 2, 2020 – 2:53 pm -

Jackson Heights Score Top 10 Hit SongNashville, Tennessee — Cross-over artist Jackson Heights latest single, “Riding the Wind” has landed at #7 in the June radio chart for SGN Scoops magazine. “As radio stations across the nation have started playing Jackson Heights music, they are finding that their listeners love these guys. There is no other group like them on radio,” stated Matt Felts, Gateway Management.

For several years, Jackson Heights was the best kept secret in Gospel Music, artists loved their music, but few fans knew about the group. That has all changed in the last year. With years of Gospel music heritage to their credit, Jackson Heights has carved out their own path with an incredible sound that connects to fans of many genres of music. “As their music has reached people through radio and their live concerts, the word has gotten out. These guys are incredible. Not only are they incredible singers but they are all top musicians and play all their own music live. Not many groups on the road can claim that,” added Felts.

Jackson Heights Score Top 10 Hit SongJackson Heights will be resuming their tour schedule in June of 2020. To connect with the band, go to JacksonHeightsMusic.com.

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Booth Brothers and more at Free Online Concert June 9

Written by Staff on June 1, 2020 – 5:05 pm -

Booth Brothers. FREE ONLINE CONCERT TUESDAY, JUNE 9th

Booth Brothers and more at Free Online Concert June 9

Save the date of Tuesday, June 9th for a special evening of Gospel Music! This LIVE concert will be available on FaceBook and YouTube, shown from Nashville.

Watch the concert for FREE and support the “Southern Gospel Artist Relief Fund”.

Featuring: The Booth Brothers, Gold City Quartet, The Perrys, The Bowling Family, Josh and Ashley Franks.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM  EDT, 7:00 PM  CDT

Presented by Bill Bailey

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Just a little talk with Tonja Rose

Written by Staff on June 1, 2020 – 12:32 pm -

Tonja RoseIt was a pleasure to have Tonja Rose featured in this article, as she has an impressive message to share.  This lovely lady talks to SGNScoops writer, Jantina Baksteen.

 

Jantina Baksteen: Could you please introduce yourself to the SGNScoops readers?

Tonja Rose: My name is Tonja Rose, I am a country girl from Eastern North Carolina. Pinetown, specifically, with a population of 155. I grew up on Free Union Church Road, where I lived between corn and tobacco, and had a pig farm across the road from my house. You don’t get much more country than that unless you’re driving a tractor. All in all, I’m as country as cornbread and I am a sinner saved by grace who dies daily.

 

JB: You have had a long, rich career in music, starting from a young age. Can you share something about that?

TR: When I came along, or shortly there after, my dad was part of a gospel quartet called The Coachmen Quartet, so I grew up singing. From the age of two, the stage just became a natural fit for me. Throughout school, I was in the band and ensemble and would sing anytime I could. After high school, I got married and moved to Virginia, was in a country band and had the opportunity to open for many country artists that all told me, “You need to move to Nashville.” I moved to Nashville to pursue country music where I had charting success with an Independent record label before the label decided to shut its doors. In 2012, some friends were starting an Christian group and asked if I would be interested in joining them; that group ended up being named Crosby Lane. While with Crosby Lane, we had charting success with our song “Crucified,” and we traveled all across the country. Shortly after this charting success, my husband, Ward, had a stroke in 2016. During his, recovery I tried to convince myself how I could continue with Crosby Lane, but found myself struggling to leave him at home alone. So in early 2017, I stepped away from Crosby Lane and and decided my music days were over. As therapy for myself, I continued to write music and would write a song that changed the whole trajectory of my life, (and) our lives. My co writer, John Mathis, suggested we release the song to radio to see what happens. That song, “When the Mountain Can’t Be Moved” would be the first of four top ten singles from my album, “Me, Jesus, and the Highway,” and would garner five Diamond Award nominations.

 

Tonja Rose

Tonja and Ward Rose

JB: You have a new song out to radio, “I’m Not Who I Used To Be.” How did this song come together?

TJ: All the songs off of “Me, Jesus, and the Highway,” have some kind of connection to my husband’s stroke and recovery. The co-writer of “I’m Not Who I Used To Be,” Erin Johnston, brought the idea for this song for a completely different reason but I thought it fit perfectly with our story as I knew both Ward and I were not the same people we were before the stroke. I have learned so much from this song. The idea of that song meant one thing to Erin when she brought it to the table, which we both embraced when we wrote it, but in the end God used it in a  completely different way. And  whenI say “the end,” I mean it. The song truly became what it was intended to be when we decided to release it as the last single from the album and talked about ideas for a video. Here is how God  turnedthis song into so much more: The gentleman in the video is not an actor, but my co-writers’ uncle, John Williams. At the time we wrote the song, Erin’s family did not know if John was alive or dead. They did know this: he had struggled for years and was addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling and was living on the streets. About the time “Me, Jesus, and the Highway,” was released in July of 2018, John reached out to his family for help and they were able to help him get in a recovery program at John 316 Mission in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There he found the love of Christ and has completely turned his life around and is now a mentor to others in the program. He uses this video to share with others his story of how God has changed who he is.

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KNMG Radio comes to an end

Written by Staff on May 31, 2020 – 9:12 am -

Scott Peek. KNMG. Scott Peek of KNMG Radio, has  announced that as of June 2, 2020, KNMG Radio will no longer be streaming from his hometown Savannah, Missouri, d.to lack of internet access needed to upload music.

Almost eight years ago, Peek felt a calling on his heart to start a radio in his neck of the woods. He started off with a one hour playlist, and became a full 24/7 streaming internet radio station of Southern gospel music. Five years ago, Scott began to host his own morning show.

KNMG RadioThe station has gone through a lot of struggles in the past years, including a flood that destroyed his whole station. Peek found the strength to fight back, to rebuild again, through the support of singers and faithful listeners.

Scott Peek. KNMGSGNScoops wants to thank Scott Peek for his incredible mission, sharing Southern gospel music, to preach the word through song to not only the United States but worldwide, to 70 other countries. The entire SGNScoops team wants to wish you, Scott and Roxanne, God’s blessings as you will be married on June 5, 2020.

From a personal standpoint I want to thank for your fine station that has been in my life daily for six years. — Jantina de Haan-Baksteen

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Beyond the Song: the Bates Family are Somewhere Prayin’

Written by Staff on May 30, 2020 – 5:14 pm -

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Bates Family

Beyond the Song with Jantina Baksteen

I connected with Tim Bates of the Bates family, and Tim generously agreed to join me for this edition of Beyond the Song.

Jantina Baksteen: Can you introduce your family to the readers of SGNScoops?
Tim Bates: The Bates Family consist of husband and wife, Tim and LaDonna, and their 12 year old daughter Laykin.

JB: Your family has a long history of singing, starting from 1985. Can you share something about that?

TB: The Bates Family was actually started by my twin brother, Tony, and I, back home in the southern part of Ohio, in a town called West Portsmouth.

Tim Bates

JB: What awards have you been nominated for, and won over the years?

TB: Well, we have only won just one award. It was a Diamond Award, back in 2016, for a song called, “Louder Than The Nails.” It won for the short video of the year. We have also been nominated a couple of times for Trio of the Year. We are so humbled that people would feel that way about us to actually cast votes for us.

JB: Your daughter is joining you now as third part of your ministry. Does she sing on every event at which you’re invited to sing?

TB: Yes, Laykin is singing with us on every date now; she’s doing the full sets with us. What an  incredible blessing to see her grow in her gift that God has given her. She works hard every week on her craft. We believe in working in the spirit of excellence, and when it comes to ministry she understands it is hard work but also fun and very rewarding.

JB: Do you have a testimony to share?

TB: When I was four years old, I accidently shot myself in the chest with a .22 caliber pistol, point blank in the chest. The bullet severed an artery in my heart, gun powdered my lungs, damaged my voice box, then lodged in the base of my neck. The doctors told my family that if I survived, I would never be able to speak above a whisper. To make a long story short, God’s people prayed and I received my miracle of being able to speak. God restored me and here I am, 35 years later, still singing and preaching for him.

JB: You just released a new song to radio, called “Somewhere Prayin’.” You wrote this song, can you share how this song came together?

TB: Yes, our new single “Somewhere Prayin’,” will drop at radio at the end of the this month. I wrote it from an evangelistic point of view. Through out the year, we conduct revivals and conferences, and there are a ton of broken people that speak their heart to me when they respond to the altar calls. And to hear what they’re going through, and being able to help pray with them to help them make it to victory, is the very essence of why we do what we do. It’s a very tender song, with a great message that is sure to reach the listener right where they are at. It has touched so many at our live concerts already, and we are very grateful for that.

JB: What is your story about the importance of praying in your life?

TB: Prayer is the greatest weapon we have against the enemy. It knows no bounds and without it a Christian cannot be effective. To be able to listen to God for instruction for family and ministry and just daily life is essential to having success. God’s word says that a righteous man’s feet are ordered by the Lord, how would you know which way to go without prayer.

JB: What’s ahead for you in the near future?

TB: The future for the Bates Family has always been to strive to reach more and more people for the cause of Christ. Through radio, live concerts, songwriting etc., wherever there are new doors that will open for us, we will go and share our hearts and let God do the rest.

JB: Where can we find your ministry on the web?

TB: You can find us on the web at www.batesfamilygospel.org . We would love to come and be a part of your event or church service.

 

Thanks to Tim Bates for sharing from your heart. We hope you enjoy this song, as sung by the Bates Family

 

Thank you so much, Tim Bates, for sharing your ministry. May God continue His blessing on the work you do.

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Gateway Artist, GloryWay Quartet, Tells The World That They Are A “Nobody”

Written by Staff on May 28, 2020 – 12:56 pm -

Gateway Artist, GloryWay Quartet Tells The World That They Are A Nobody

GloryWay Quartet

Nashville, TN (May 26, 2020) –GloryWay Quartet has released a new single to radio, “Nobody,” that shares an incredible message. “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who saved my soul,” proclaims the lyrics to what is sure to be a hit song for the breakout group.

“If we had one song that tells why we do what we do, this is it. You might forget our names. That’s o.k. as long as you remember who we sang about,” stated Justin Crank.

GloryWay has been on the road for almost two decades but the current lineup has thrust them into the national spotlight.

“These four guys are as good as any group on the road. They have had the honor to share the stage with many top groups and each time they have their fellow artists blown away,’ stated Matt Felts, Gateway Management.

The group has won the Diamond Award for Favorite New Quartet and have appeared at major events such as Dollywood, the National Quartet Convention and John Hagee’s American Gospel Celebration.

Gateway logoTheir new single, “Nobody,” will be included on a new project the group is currently working on. “We have been going through tons of incredible songs and feel like we have some special music to record. These songs are full of incredible messages and are sure to bless people,” added Justin Crank. “

“Nobody” is available on the Joy Unspeakable Music Promotions (J.U.M.P. Vol 12) Compilation, which is being sent to radio stations mid -June. For more information, go to GloryWayQuartet.com.

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