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Pray for the family of Jonathan Pierce

Written by Staff on May 10, 2020 – 5:13 pm -

Jonathan PierceJonathan Pierce, former member of the Gaither Vocal Band, has passed away in his 50th year from possible complications following heart surgery. Kelly Nelon Clark posted this sad news several hours ago HERE.

Jonathan PiercePierce was a member of the GVB prior to David Phelps. He was a member of the Imperials as well for two years. He also released several solo albums.

Please pray for the family and friends of Jonathan Pierce.

 


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Freemans and Godsey Media Release New Single, “Til The End,” To Radio and All Streaming Platforms

Written by Staff on May 8, 2020 – 6:10 pm -

Freemans and Godsey Media Release New Single, "Til The End," To Radio and All Streaming Platforms
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 8, 2020) – For over 40 years, The Freemans have been wowing audiences with their stellar arrangements and tight family harmonies. It’s the heartfelt message and spiritual depth that keep folks coming back for more from the award-winning family. With dozens of charting songs, top 10s, and number ones under their belt, they bring their experience and their edge to the new single, “Til the End,” from the pen of Gerald Crabb. Already in rotation on countless Gospel stations nationwide, it has quickly become a highly requested fan favorite.
Freemans and Godsey Media Release New Single, "Til The End," To Radio and All Streaming PlatformsDarrel Freeman says, “This song was written for a time such as this. The message has never been more relevant than it is today. We gave it more time and energy than any song in recent history…because God deserves it.” Scott Godsey of Godsey Media Management says, “When you hear a song like this one, you just want to be a part of it in some way. We are so honored to come alongside The Freemans and help them share this song with the world at radio stations and on all streaming platforms around the world. Already, God is doing great things with it!”
FreemansThe Freemans will make a featured appearance on HopeSings Concert series in support of the first radio single released from Godsey Media. They are giving back to many friends of Southern Gospel with a free ticket for radio station DJ’s and 5 free tickets to each of the station listeners*.
For more information about the Freemans visit HERE.
For more information on Godsey Media Management visit: www.godsey.media
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Beyond the Song: The Adams Family sings “I Can’t Quit”

Written by Staff on May 8, 2020 – 6:33 am -

Adams Family Beyond the Song: The Adams Family sings “I Can’t Quit”

I got in touch with Tim McFarland who sings with the Adams Family group and he joined me for this interview. Enjoy the story, as we go Beyond the Song with the Adams Family.

Jantina Baksteen: Please introduce the Adams Family to the readers of SGNScoops.

Tim McFarland: The Adams Family is an American southern gospel band, named after its founder and leader Russ Adams, based out of Trenton, Ohio. As of January 2019, the band consists of Russ Adams, Susan Longworth, David Longworth, and Tim McFarland. Although the group started out with Russ, his sister, brother and brother in-law in the 1970s, it has had very few band member changes.

Russ Adams is proud to be standing side by side with part of his family singing about the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ. Russ plays the guitar and sings lead and baritone for the group. Russ lives in Trenton, Ohio, with his beautiful wife Peggy.

Susan Longworth is the youngest and only daughter of Russ and Peggy. Her beautiful voice and talent on the piano are small in comparison to her love for God. While traveling she met the love of her life David Longworth who now stands side by side with her on stage nightly. They have raised two beautiful children and reside in Trenton, Ohio.

David Longworth is the only son-in-law of Russ and Peggy, and is the lead guitarist and sound man. His guitar skills are second to none and adds a unique style to the group’s sound. David is also a minister of the Gospel. David resides in Trenton with his wife Susan and their two children.

Tim McFarland is the newest member of the group. Tim joined in 2011 as bass player and now sings lead and tenor backup vocals. He resides in Ross, Ohio. Tim is married to his wife Lisa; they have three daughters and a son, along with five grandchildren.

JB: Who are your musical influences?

TM: One of the Adams family influences in the early years was their friends, The Hinsons.

Adams Family. Beyond the Song. I Can't QuitJB: As for right now you have a great new radio release called, “I Can’t Quit,” written by Stephen Phillips. On what album is this recorded?

TM: The song “I Can’t Quit” is our latest release from our CD, The Time is Now.

JB: What made you to record this song and what is the message?

Susan Longworth: During song selection, which is listening to about 300 plus songs that were sent to us by various writers, I decided to start scanning the internet for some other songs. I came across “I Can’t Quit” on You Tube. After presenting it to the group, we were all like, “Oh my gosh, we have to do this song!” The message in it hit all of us, and those songs are hard to find.

The message in this song is so powerful! It talks about not quitting because Jesus never quits on us. How life can be hard and overwhelming at times and you sometimes just want to quit and give up, but as a child of God, he instills a fire within us that keeps burning and that fire keeps us going.

JB: What does this song mean to you personally? 
TM:  I’ll just be honest here, there was a time in my life when it seemed like my whole world had been taken away from me. I wasn’t sure if there was even a reason to go back to church, and I had grown up a pastor’s son. BUt then God, just like he did for Jeremiah, reminded me I wasn’t the only one that ever been through stuff. He rekindled the flame in me, gave me new visions and told me not to quit. So yes, this song gets personal.

Adams FamilyJB: Do you have a testimony to share (about this song)?

TM: I don’t think we have sung this song out when/ where we haven’t gotten a strong response. The song relates to everyone, pastors, song leaders, every Christian out there living day to day.

JB: How does the crowd respond to this song?

SL: We have been singing this song out for almost a year now and the affect it has had is overwhelming. Night after night, God’s children are usually doing one of three things: Standing with arms lifted in praise, crying and sharing emotionally, or praying for God’s help and mercy. We have watched it as it touched the lives of the youth and the elderly, we have even seen congregations gather around their pastors and pray for God’s hand of mercy to keep him strong. Now that’s a testimony!

TM: This song has become so powerful in our own lives, that Russ and I have asked to do it with the track only. We want to enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit without having to worry about playing it.

JB: What is your favorite Bible scripture? 

SL: My favorite Bible scripture is Isaiah 40: 28-31.

JB: The Butler Music Group is your agency. How is it to work with a celebrity like Les?

TM: Working with Les has been awesome and the best experience we have had as a group recording. He’s caring and has become a great friend. We all clicked from the beginning with Les. He will even tell you we are the only group he knew nothing about when we walked in the studio, yet through a word of prayer everything changed. Not only is Les a walking Southern gospel encyclopedia and icon, he’s a good old-fashioned preacher. Now, how can you go wrong with that. We are so honored to be working Les and the fine people at Butler/ Family Music Group. In our eyes, they’re the best.

JB: Do you have a funny road story?

We always like to share stories about some of our trips, so here’s a recent one from this past year.
As most know, since the bus went down, we’ve been traveling in vehicles from place to place. One Saturday night, we all met at a hotel in the town we were scheduled to sing in on Sunday. After eating dinner that night we returned to our rooms, but not before we decided where we were going to eat breakfast the next morning. That’s important stuff you know. Anyway, it was decided that we’d go to McDonalds. Well the next morning, Russ and Peggy got up and decided they would rather eat at the hotel (great choice on their part, I’m just saying). Not being a problem, David and Susan decided to ride to breakfast with Tim and his son Zach. Russ and Peggy soon joined them for a cup of coffee and a few laughs. After breakfast it was time to head on to church. Russ, Peggy, Susan and David went out one side of the building, Tim and Zach the other. Somewhere in the process David stopped to grab something, not sure what it was, probably not important. Anyway, what happened next was textbook. (Don’t get ahead of us now). Russ pulled out thinking Tim had David. Tim pulled out thinking Russ had David and the rest is history.
While leaving the lot, Russ looked up to see David running with his hands in the air trying to get somebody to stop and give him a ride. In the meantime, oblivious to what had just happened, Tim just keeps on going. They finally catch up to Tim and that’s when it happened. Tim’s phone rings, it’s Susan on the line, she made one little statement that would nearly get them all killed. “Tim tell David I have his guitar!” (Now, mind you, Russ is pulling a trailer full of equipment). Tim locked on his breaks in front of Russ, went from 45 to 0 in .0 seconds. He made a U-turn in the middle of a major highway, and headed back to McD’s to get his guitar player and sound man. All he could hear on the other end of the line was laughter, all they could hear was Tim’s heart hit the floor.
And then they laugh when Russ introduces the group and says, “This is what’s left of my kids that travel with me.”

JB: Where do we find you on the internet?

TM: The Adams Family can be contacted in several ways. First and foremost, would be our webpage HERE. We also have a few other media outlets like Facebook/ The Adams Family, or on Twitter/adamsfamilysingers. Bookings can be made online HERE  or by calling Russ directly at (513)708-6532.

Listen to the Adams Family singing “I Can’t Quit,” written by Stephen Phillips of the Phillips Family:

Thank you, Adams Family, for sharing the in and outs of your ministry. Hopefully you all will be back on the road soon, sharing the greatest message through song, for His glory and salvation to those who are lost.

By Jantina Baksteen

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National Quartet Convention announces passing of Phil Brower

Written by Staff on May 7, 2020 – 6:23 am -

National Quartet Convention announces passing of Phil Brower

Phil Brower

From the Facebook page of the National Quartet Convention on May 7, 2020:

“The National Quartet Convention is sad to report the passing of long-time NQC and Singing News Fan Awards producer, Phil Brower. Phil’s talents and accomplishments were as diverse as they were many. Beginning as a performer with the Spurrlows, Phil would move on to creative and management positions with the Zondervan Corporation and would also become Worship Pastor at one of the largest churches in Michigan. Phil was also the creative force behind Gaither Homecoming Radio and produced several TV specials for TBN. His drive and commitment were unwavering, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with him.”

National Quartet Convention announces passing of Phil Brower

Phil and Lynne

Phil Brower was being treated for metastatic pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Lynne, and daughters, Shelley and Shannon, as well as several grandchildren.

Phil behind the scenes at National Quartet Convention

Please be in prayer for the family and friends of Phil Brower.

 

 


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The Talleys to appear in Savannah, Tennessee

Written by Staff on May 6, 2020 – 10:33 am -

Talleys at SavannahPeople’s Tabernacle Church, 64 Airways Blvd, Savannah, Tennessee, will welcome award winning Christian artists, The Talleys, on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 5:00PM.

This is a DRIVE-IN, outside concert. You can stay in your car or you can bring your own chair and sit outside.

TalleysThe Talleys, which have enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove Award, numerous Singing News Fan Awards, and 11 top No. 1 songs, recently announced they will be retiring at the end of 2020, which makes this concert more special and could be a once in a lifetime event. It could be one of the last opportunities to see them in the greater West Tennessee/North Alabama/North Mississippi area.

Pastor Josh and Ashley Franks will also appear.

No admission will be charged, however a generous freewill love offering will be received.

In case of rain, this event will be moved into the church’s gymnasium.

For more information, go to www.ptcsavannah.com

April 2020 SGN Scoops Magazine

April 2020 SGN Scoops Magazine

Find out more about the Talleys and Lauren Talley in the April edition of SGNScoops Magazine HERE.

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Les Butler and Friends: Kenny Smith

Written by Staff on May 5, 2020 – 12:27 pm -

Kenny Smith. Les Butler and FriendsI first heard Kenny Smith when he was a member of the Lonesome River Band (LRB) back in the 90’s.  They were my favorite bluegrass band at the time, and they still are great. His guitar playing was, and still is today, some of the best on the planet. His acoustic rhythm playing is on a short list of the greatest ever. It’s special. He’s special.

Today he travels with his wife as the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, as well as some special dates as the Band of Ruhks featuring former LRB members, Don Rigsby and Ronnie Bowman.

Kenny Smith. Les Butler and FriendsHere’s more about my friend, Kenny Smith.

Butler: What is your earliest musical memory?

Kenny Smith: My dad and grandpa were both fiddlers. I had uncles and cousins that sang and played as well. I remember Dad always playing fiddle around the house.

 

Butler: Can you fill us in on your musical history? What bands have you been a part of? 

Smith: Dad made a guitar and would keep it in the closet. He told my brother and I to never mess with it. I was four years old at the time, I would get in there after he went to work and try to play it. My mom never told my dad because he was busy all day. One day, Dad came home early and caught me. He saw something in me that day, though. He taught me three chords and the next day I could do it. That Christmas, Santa brought me a guitar and my older brother a banjo.

We would go to these banjo and fiddle contests and I would back up the other contestants. It was an on-the-spot music education. I would record the other fiddlers if they knew a new tune that I didn’t know. 

I always played but it was never a career choice for me. I had moved to Tennessee after I graduated from high school. I was playing in a bluegrass band from Huntsville, Alabama and Claire and Larry Lynch happened to be out in the audience. They asked me to help play a showcase at IBMA in Owensboro, Kentucky. It was a real eye opener for me. I got to talk to a lot of the artists there that day. Everyone was encouraging and it changed my life’s path to a musical one. I played in the Lynch’s Front Porch String band for about two years. 

Through my travels, I met a Virginia banjo player named Sammy Shelor. We jammed backstage at Graves Mountain, Virginia. One day I got a call from Sammy to try out for one of my favorite bands, the Lonesome River Band. I remember trying out in Nashville in a hotel room. I recorded my tryout because it might be the only time I would play with my favorite band.

After playing for about 30 minutes, Ronnie and Sammy told me I got the job. I couldn’t believe it. I packed up my car and moved to southwest Virginia. My bluegrass journey was in full swing. I was also praying that God would send me someone to share music with.

One night we were playing The Milton Opry House in Milton, West Virginia, when I met a young lady, Amanda Collins, who would be my answer to prayer. We got married about a year after that first meeting. We would sing at churches and different gigs locally.

We started the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band in 2001, and recorded a project for our family and friends and one of the songs charted. We won IBMA emerging artist in 2003 and that jump started our career as a band.

 

Kenny Smith. Les Butler and FriendsButler: What is it like touring and recording with your wife?

Smith: It’s the best. I couldn’t imagine it any other way. It’s a tough business, but to have someone to pray with is worth it all. Recording is our favorite part of music. It’s exciting knowing a song could possibly affect someone’s life. We have always tried to pick songs that mean something and have substance. Our passion and strength comes from (God) and to relay that through our music is our goal. 

 

Butler: What’s the first instrument you tried to play and do you play other instruments?

Smith: My first instrument was the guitar. I also play clawhammer banjo and acoustic bass. 

 

Butler: Did you ever have a desire to do something else? If so, what?

Smith: While I was in high school, I wanted to be an artist. I could always draw at an early age. It’s like music; it’s something I’ve always done. I’m getting more serious about (painting) now. It kind of goes hand in hand with music. Painting has rhythm and music has colors. 

 

Butler: Which do you enjoy the most; playing live or in the studio?

Smith:  I like the spontaneity of live music and meeting people. I really enjoy the whole process of recording. We have had the great pleasure of recording at the same studio for the last 20 years. Our dearest friends Glenn and Susan Tabor at GAT3 studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, have helped us produce and preserve a special part of our lives. That studio always inspires us to do our best because it is the best. 

 

Butler: What is your favorite song to play and why?

Smith: “You Know That I Would.” Ed Williams wrote this song for his wife for their anniversary. It tells about how you would give anything you could for your special someone. It meant something totally different to Amanda, and it was about the baby we were waiting for at the time. Amanda was pregnant, and (we would) do anything for this beautiful baby that was about to come into our lives.

 

Butler: When you’re not picking and singing, what are you doing?

Smith: I like to cook and B.B.Q. I also fix up and restore vintage guitars, pickup trucks, Schwinn Sting-rays and Accutron watches.

 

Kenny Smith. Les Butler and FriendsButler: Can you please give us a brief testimony?

Smith: I had been going to church in high school and was under conviction. Around that time, I had a near-death drowning experience that changed my outlook on everything. I literally saw my own funeral while under water. I soon moved to Tennessee from Indiana to get to know my grandma better. I started going to my cousin Richard Gulley’s church. He always sang and played, so I was drawn to that. They had a trio and wanted to do quartets. So, they asked me if I could sing baritone. I tried and I could hear the part. Up until then, I had never sung much at all. There was a spring revival, and that morning the preacher stood in front of everyone individually in the pews and asked us point blank, “If you were to die would you go to heaven?” I stepped out of the pew and rushed to the altar. I asked Jesus to come into my heart that day and was forever changed. I was so lucky to be given another chance after my drowning incident and I didn’t take that for granted, never have. I was 19.

My cousin, Steve Mowery was a huge influence and witness on my life. Since I was little, I remember him singing and playing guitar. He would always sing gospel songs. Songs about a beautiful place where there are no tears and no pain. He would also sing about a man called Jesus that made a way for us to go to this wonderful place. Growing up I always knew Steve was different, but I didn’t realize why. I felt it every time I was around him. I want to be more like that.

 

Thank you, Kenny, for giving us a look into your life. You can learn more about Kenny and Amanda at facebook.com/kennyandamandasmith on Facebook, or at kenny-amandasmith.com.  

 

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Family Music Group Bluegrass Chart Successes

Written by Staff on May 3, 2020 – 3:23 pm -

The Britton Family and Friends. Family Music Group.In both major publications, Singing News and SGNScoops magazines, Les Butler and Family Music Group have promoted this month’s No. 1 and No. 2 songs. “When He Speaks,” by the Britton Family was No. 1, and  “Which Thief are You,” by Bama Blu-Grace was No. 2. Heaven’s Mountain Band’s song, “For a Moment of Grace” is No. 3 in Singing News and No. 5 in SGNScoops.

Family Music Group. Butler Music Group. Les ButlerFamily Music Group also promoted these top charting songs in the SGNScoops Bluegrass Charts:
#9  “A Brighter Day” by the Primitive Quartet
#11 “Near My Lord” by Fields of Grace
#13 “If you Want To” by Journey Home

Bama Bluegrass. Family Music Group.In total, we were blessed to have three of the Top 10 in the Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Charts.  In the SGNScoops Magazine, we have the top two songs, three of the top five songs, and six of the top 13!

Heavens Mountain Band. Family Music Group.Famiky Music Group is truly honored to work with such great artists and is thankful for the D.J.’s who work tirelessly to spread the good news through Bluegrass Gospel music!

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Tonja Rose Begins a New Chapter

Written by Staff on May 1, 2020 – 1:02 pm -

Tonja Rose Begins a New ChapterFranklin, TN (April 30, 2020) The launch of the new single, “Little Talk With Jesus” by Tonja Rose, signifies the beginning of a new chapter for the singer/songwriter. Tonja scored four Bluegrass Gospel Top 10 chart songs from her debut album, ‘Me, Jesus & The Highway’, produced by Tonja and John Mathis Jr. She also secured five Diamond Award Nominations with two Diamond Award wins for Gospel Music Today Video of the Year (“When The Mountain Can’t Be Moved”) and Country Christian Song of the Year (“Hide Me Behind The Cross”). The notoriety the album brought saw Tonja featured on the legendary 650 AM WSM in Nashville and nods from such outlets like CCM Magazine and sharing the stage with artists such as Selah.
Tonja Rose Begins a New Chapter“Little Talk With Jesus” is the first single release from Tonja’s second album with Mansion Entertainment/BlueGrass Valley Records and it marks a step into a new chapter of music. The new single has already been delivered to Christian radio and will be available on all digital streaming platforms May 1st. While the current COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the progress of the completion of the new album, listeners will get a taste of what is to come. The new album is being targeted for completion during the summer. The single is being promoted by Vonda Armstrong and Hey Ya’ll Media.
For more information visit: TonjaRose.com
ABOUT MANSION ENTERTAINMENT: Mansion is a Nashville TN based record label with distribution through The Orchard (a division of Sony Music). Mansion has distributed artist projects in Southern Gospel such as the Palmetto State, Triumphant Quartet, Three Bridges, Sherry Anne LIVE! DVD (Top 5 Billboard Music Video chart), The Griffith Family, Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, and others. Bluegrass Gospel by Tonja Rose and The East Ridge Boys. The GRAMMY Nominated ‘Forever Changed’ album by T. Graham Brown (Billboard Album Sales Top 100), “Because You Love Me” by T.G. Sheppard and ‘A Bluegrass Tribute To George Jones’ by GRAMMY Winner Brad Davis. Mansion has recently expanded with releases into the Praise & Worship and the Spanish Language Market.
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SYNTAX CREATIVE RENEWS LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH SCOTT GODSEY OF GODSEY MEDIA

Written by Staff on May 1, 2020 – 9:47 am -

Godsey Media. Syntax Classic Southern Gospel and Christian Country Releases Go Digital For The First Time
Ever With Godsey Media

Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, April 28, 2020 — Adding to the momentum of the signing of four new labels, Syntax Creative announces a renewed partnership with Nashville-based Godsey Media,
which has become a full-service gospel record label, recording studio, and television studio.

“We are ecstatic about locking arms with Syntax!” stated Godsey Media founder Scott Godsey.
“I come into this partnership already very familiar with their track record, but what excites me the most is connecting our legacy artists—and their digitally unreleased material—with what Syntax immediately brings to the table, and that is their long-standing relationships with the world’s biggest digital service providers. It’ll be a sight to see—and especially hear—some of our
scenes most cherished releases finally available to everyone everywhere just a fingertip away.”

In addition to bringing back-catalog into the digital environment for the first time, Godsey Media is a full-service operation that will be delivering brand new artists and titles for release into the market.

Scott Godsey

Godsey adds, “We are also very excited about our newly recorded material from several new artists that we will be releasing in the near future!”

Godsey Media is working on new projects from multiple Dove and Singing News Fan Award-nominee and winner Legacy Five, in addition to multiple GRAMMY-nominated and Dove-winning group The Nelons. At the time of this release’s publication, Godsey Media unveiled a brand new single from a Southern Gospel fan-favorite, The Freemans, titled “Til the End” which is now available. Be on the lookout for more new material to drop this year.

“I’ve known Scott and his team for a long time now,” said Syntax Creative CEO Timothy Trudeau. “He’s a gifted entrepreneur and I’m excited to continue our work together especially on his new venture. He has one of the finest recording studios in Middle Tennessee, a full-service Television studio, a radio network, and many other platforms that will be unveiled along the way. We are just one of the many tools that his artists will benefit from.”

Leading the way on this initial batch of digitization has to be found in the comedy musings of the GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning Aaron Wilburn. This multi-talented comedian,
singer-songwriter, and speaker has performed at some of the most prestigious performance  halls across the country and is a 2005 inductee to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, representing his home state.

Other titles getting their first digital spins are multi-Singing News, and AGM Award-winning artist Jeff Stice—who helped form some of Southern Gospel’s all-time favorite groups in the 1990s:
Perfect Heart and The Triumphant Quartet; Christian country and Southern Gospel artists Jim Sheldon (“The Positive Cowboy”), Bev McCann, and The Music City Quartet.

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Godsey Media Management is an entertainment company founded by industry executive Scott
Godsey. Focused on the volume of quality content on behalf of its diverse roster of artists, this
Nashville-based full-service outfit works beyond the spheres of just songwriting and music
production to increase revenue and build awareness. Their beautiful, multi-faceted facility
resides 20-minutes from downtown “Music City, U.S.A.” Professional-grade audio recording, video, and photography studios make their headquarters as versatile as the creativity their
clients are tirelessly dedicating themselves in delivering to the masses. To learn more, visit HERE.

Syntax Creative is one of the top independent digital distributors, design firms, and marketing
agencies, representing more than 130 record labels. Their impressive list of clientele includes Crossroads Label Group, Pinecastle Recording Company, Mountain Fever Music Group, Song Garden Music Group, Chapel Valley Music, and Skyline Records among others. To learn more,
visit https://syntaxcreative.com.

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Steve Hess and Southern Salvation Featured on New Streaming Platform, Answers.tv

Written by Staff on April 29, 2020 – 1:23 pm -

Steve Hess & Southern Salvation Featured on New Streaming Platform, Answers.tv

Steve Hess and Southern Salvation

Franklin, Tenn. (April 28,2020) — Answers In Genesis, the parent ministry of The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, announced that they will be launching their own streaming platform in May 2020.

Answers.tv will give unlimited access for subscribers to Creation Museum videos, livestreams, special presentations, etc. The new streaming platform will also include a special feature section of music by the resident artist of The Ark Encounter, Steve Hess & Southern Salvation.
Ken Ham, founder and CEO of The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, will join the group in taping three, 30 minute concerts that will be available exclusively on the platform. Mansion Entertainment will be creating and providing exclusive lyric video content featuring songs from the groups latest recording, ’Three Beating Hearts.’
Additional concert recordings are planned from among the 400 concerts the group will perform at The Answers Center Theater this year.
Steve Hess & Southern Salvation Featured on New Streaming Platform, Answers.tvFor more information visit, Answers.tv.
ABOUT STEVE HESS & SOUTHERN SALVATION: Steve Hess & Southern Salvation is the resident artist at The Ark Encounter, performing about 400 concerts per year. They have been featured on programs such as Daystar’s Gospel Music Showcase hosted by Guy Penrod and The Gospel Greats hosted by Paul Heil. SHSS were the Singing News Select Artist in 2015 and have garnered multiple Singing News Top 80 and Top 40 chart songs, including their most recent charting song, “Three Beating Hearts,” the title track to their new album.
ABOUT MANSION ENTERTAINMENT: Mansion is a Nashville, Tenn., based record label with distribution through The Orchard (a division of Sony Music). Mansion has distributed artist projects in Southern gospel, such as the Palmetto State, Triumphant Quartet, Three Bridges, Sherry Anne LIVE! DVD (Top 5 Billboard Music Video chart), The Griffith Family, Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, and others. Bluegrass Gospel by Tonja Rose and The East Ridge Boys. The GRAMMY Nominated ‘Forever Changed’ album by T. Graham Brown (Billboard Album Sales Top 100), “Because You Love Me” by T.G. Sheppard and ‘A Bluegrass Tribute To George Jones’ by GRAMMY Winner Brad Davis. Mansion has recently expanded with releases into the Praise & Worship and the Spanish Language Market.
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