StowTown Recording Artist BEYOND THE ASHES IS THE FEATURED ARTIST
THIS SATURDAY ON DAYSTAR TELEVISION’S GOSPEL MUSIC SHOWCASE
HOSTED BY GUY PENROD
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There will be a special night of Praise and Worship to be held Saturday night, May 18, 2013 at Balfour Baptist Church in Asheboro, NC. Mercy’s Well will be appearing with The Jonathans, from Bremen, GA. Concert begins at 7:00pm. NO ADMISSION CHARGE, but a love offering will be received.
The Jonathans: Parker Jonathan, the group’s founding member, sang with The Kingsmen for 13 years in the 90′s and early 2000′s before moving to Georgia with his wife Paula. In addition to Parker and Paula, The Jonathans are comprised of Eric Dunson and keyboardist Jacob Pitts.
Mercy’s Well: Consisting of Brad Strider, Greg Gainer and Kyle King, Mercy’s Well has been performing for over 15 years out of Greensboro, NC. One of Gospel music’s top male trios, Mercy’s Well latest single, Beautiful Terrible Cross has been climbing the charts of Christian music.
Make plans to attend, and bring a friend!
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SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN This week’s Harmony Road TV program features the popular
concept video “Ask Me Why” from Legacy Five as well as an exclusive interview with the popular quartet.
Other songs featured on the program include Aaron and Amanda Crabb with “Please Come Down to Me”
and The Booth Brothers with “I’m Going Back”. Clayton Inman is also featured twice with songs from The
Triumphant Quartet “Old White Flag”, and a Singing Americans reunion performing “Glory Road”, with
Inman, Michael English and other former members of the award winning quartet.
Hosted by Singing News Publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler, Harmony Road is a thirty
minute program, airing Sunday Mornings on TNN/The Nashville Network and other outlets. Harmony Road
can be seen on tens of millions of homes across the country. For more information on TNN and its growing
list of affiliates go to www.watchtnn.com.
Rounding out the Harmony Road broadcast team is Gospel pianist Cody McVey. Cody provides this week’s
exclusive interview with Legacy Five as they talk about life on the road.
You can also find Harmony Road each Saturday evening and Sunday morning on WMJN29 in the
Huntsville/Decatur, Alabama area and streamed on the internet at www.wmjn29.com. The program is also
shown on Sunday afternoons in the Anniston/Gadsden Alabama area on tv24, and on Charter Cable in
Clarksville and Jackson, TN where it’s also available “on demand”
Harmony Road is broadcast Saturday evenings on theWALKtv. For a list of affiliates and information on
streaming, including ROKU, go to www.thewalktv.com.
For more information on Harmony Road, stations and program samples, go to www.harmonyroadtv.com.
The site also features an online store where viewers can purchase some of the performances they see
and hear on Harmony Road. Gospel music fans are encouraged to like Harmony Road on Facebook at
Other members of the Harmony Road team are Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger
Spears, producer. For advertising and sponsorship information and video submissions email
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Nashville, Tenn. (March 22, 2013) – The wait is over! Acclaimed vocalist, Michael English, is set to release his new release, Some People Change, on March 26, 2013. The highly anticipated project is Michael’s first studio recording in six years and is being released by CURB Records.
Although this is his first solo recording in several years, the gifted singer has hardly been resting. Michael has kept an extremely busy touring and recording schedule as a member of the Grammy® award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.
Michael’s penetrating, power-packed vocals are at the forefront on this new release as he is featured on brand new songs, “That Great Day,” “Waking Up The Dawn,” the current single “Stubborn,” time-tested classics such as “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” and a brand-new version of Michael’s hit song, “In Christ Alone.” A bonus track, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” is included from the film “The Last Ride,” about the life of Hank Williams.
You might hear a few familiar voices on some of the tunes. Russ Taff is featured on “Come To The River,” a cover of the pop classic, “I Knew You Were Waiting,” finds Crystal Lewis lending her vocals, The Martins bring their family harmony to “On That Great Day,” and Michael’s musical brothers – Mark Lowry, David Phelps and Wes Hampton – are featured on the Happy Goodmans’ tune, “I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ For My Journey Now.”
Some People Change features tunes from hit songwriters Neil Thrasher, Don Koch, Ben Hayslip, Jimmy Yeary, George Beverly Shea, Hank Williams, Jason Sellers, Jonny Lang, Jenny Lee Riddle, Rusty Goodman among others. “It all begins with a song,” says Michael. “I was blessed to get some of the best songs I’ve ever heard – some old and some new – on this CD! I had a blast singing the words of these writers.”
Masterfully produced by long-time friend, Jay DeMarcus, Michael knew Jay was the perfect fit for this recording. “No one knows my voice better than Jay,” Michael affirms. The two had previously worked together on Gospel (1998), and even a hint of Michael’s native North Carolina comes to the fore with subtle, yet distinct country flair.
Some People Change is currently available for pre-orders on MichaelEnglishMusic.com and all orders from the website will be autographed by Michael. Some People Change releases March 26 and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, all digital retailers as well as physical retail outlets such as Lifeway, Walmart and others.
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With words of praise and appreciation for Lawson and his music throughout the show, host Michael Johnathon began the show talking with Doyle about his inspirations in music, both Bill Monroe and Doyle’s dad. Doyle recalled listening to Bill Monroe on the Grand Ole Opry and admiring how Bill commanded the music he played. “I also grew up in a gospel quartet environment, as my dad sang in an a cappella gospel quartet,” Doyle continued, “so the gospel side has been as much a part of me in developing my music as bluegrass.”
While Lawson is known for his vocals and his band’s signature harmony, with Doyle fresh off the heels of being awarded SPBGMA’s Mandolin Player of the Year earlier this month, Michael Johnathon relayed that Doyle has been as important to the genre of Bluegrass as a musician as he has been as a singer.
New songs from DLQ’s upcoming album were previewed on Woodsongs, such as “Hard to Be Forgotten,” “One Small Miracle,” and the toe-tapping “Fiddlin’ Will” which gave six-time Florida State Fiddle Champion Jason Barie a chance to flex some musical muscle. In response to feedback Johnathon received about DLQ in prior performances on Woodsongs, Michael asked Doyle to give a sample of an a cappella song Johnathon especially liked with a calypso feel. DLQ obliged, and the audience raised the roof with applause for Doyle, Corey, Mike and Josh singing “Greatest Creator of Them All.”
Michael observed that Doyle at 5 years old had listened to his heroes like Bill Monroe on the Grand Ole Opry, and Johnathon said he could imagine 5 year old kids tuning in at home listening to Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s music and wanting to sound like them. Johnathon encouraged kids who were listening to put their hearts and spirits into music, and to be happy in the music they created. He then gave three children from the audience an opportunity to be on stage and introduce the last songs by each of the show’s featured groups, DLQ and alternative grass band Lake Street Dive. Prior to DLQ closing the show with a revved up version of their perennial favorite, “Blue Train,” Doyle was introduced as “one of the most important and best looking bluegrass musicians in History!”
Heralded by Power Source Magazine recently as being much more than sequins, stones and glitz, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver sparkled in performance and appearance on that historic stage in Lexington, and may well have inspired a new generation of listening kids to pick up a mandolin or dobro and put their hearts into music … the way Doyle has spent a lifetime doing, leaving a legacy of priceless music along the way.
With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. Every other album release for Doyle Lawson is Gospel, and he must be doing something right, as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, while Lawson was still gratefully basking in the glow of his induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium in September.
Michael Johnathon’s Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour is heard by over 1 million listeners on over 500 radio stations in the U.S. and internationally, plus The Village on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, in addition to the American Forces Radio Network which broadcasts into over 175 countries and every U.S. Naval ship at sea. The show is also seen in millions of homes in America on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations. Woodsongs also holds acclaim as the world’s first multi-camera, weekly series broadcast on the Internet.
The Woodsongs show featuring Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be available for viewing in the show’s archives on-line in the days to come as Show # 704 at the following link: http://www.woodsongs.com/showlist.asp.
Photo by Kim Hornsby, www.equineimagesbykim.com
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By Lorraine Walker
There are many venues that represent success in Gospel music, but few are as respected
as the Main Stage at the National Quartet Convention (NQC). The artists that perform on
this revered platform are the best of the best. The Littles, a family group from Monroe, North
Carolina, have been working hard to achieve their goals as Christian artists. This year they have
seen their first single release to radio hit the charts and they were thrilled to be asked to perform
on the Main Stage this September in Louisville Kentucky. Hard work, diligence to their craft and
keeping their mind on ministry has allowed these artists to begin to see their dreams fulfilled.
Someday Soon is the latest CD from The Littles, recorded at Harvest Gospel Studios in
Huntington, West Virginia. The project was arranged and produced by John Darin Rowsey and
the single “I Know” debuted on the Singing News Top 80 Chart at #64. This was also the song
The Littles chose to sing on the Main Stage of NQC, where they were asked to appear as the Top
Showcase Group. “We each felt incredibly honored and excited, but at the same time humbled
that the Lord would allow us the opportunity to share His love with so many,” says Jack Little.
“Just thinking of the potential doors God will open as a result of those few minutes on the main
stage, and the hearts that He will be able to reach through us is something to be excited about!”
“We chose to sing “I Know” for a few reasons,” Little continues. “First and foremost,
the message of the song is so important for believers. There are many things about life we don’t
understand, but we can live with certainty that God has everything under control and He loves us
so much! Secondly, it is our current release to radio, and not only are we proud of what the Lord
is doing, but we also wanted to honor the hard work of the writers who so kindly allowed us to
record their song, Ms. Tammie Herring, and Ms. Sheri Thrower.”
Singer/Songwriter Sheri Thrower says, “I sure wish I could’ve been at NQC this year, but
I am so thrilled to hear all the good reports. I guess I’m especially glad to hear about The Littles
who won the Regional Artist Show Case and were honored to sing on the main stage with a song
Tammie Herring and I wrote called, “I Know.” They are Steve Hurst School of Music students
and have worked so very hard. Their first single ever, in the first month, has hit the charts. More
than that, this family is tight! They have been through very difficult circumstances and the Lord
has raised them up. I think your readers would love hearing how this group can sing songs
like “I’m Gonna Make It” and others on their project, because of their faith and strength in the
Lord. It’s true that you can tell if a person or group has been broken by the way they sing. The
Littles don’t just perform, they minister.”
Ministry is something that Jack Little, an ordained Baptist preacher, has been familiar
with for over 17 years. Jack was introduced to Southern Gospel after becoming a Christian
in 1987 and then began singing with his wife Jan in various groups. In 2006, their daughter
Rebecca joined them and they began traveling locally as The Littles, while continually striving
to improve their sound and performance. They also began to attend the Steve Hurst School Of
Music. Director Steve Hurst says, “The Littles are a part of the Steve Hurst School family. We
are so glad to be a part of their ministry. The Littles have worked so hard to reach the vocal
level where they are now singing. Their love for the Lord coupled with their music abilities will
take them far. We believe that many lives are changed each day by their ministry. Churches
and promoters would be blessed by bringing the Littles to into their services and concerts. We
are blessed to know them.” Read more »
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TNN Adds Affiliate WPVN, Bringing Southern Gospel to the Chicago Market
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN,TN (JANUARY 28, 2013):Harmony Road, a weekly southern gospel television program, is pleased to announce that TNN, The Nashville Network, has added Chicago affiliate WPVN to its stable of affiliates. The addition of WPVN means that Harmony Road is now being seen in the nation’s third largest media market, adding millions of potential viewers.
Harmony Road host Les Butler states, “I am excited to hear that Harmony Road is now being broadcast in my hometown. I was born in raised in what is commonly referred to as the Chicago-land area. Southern Gospel has a rich history in Chicago and I’m glad to know that Harmony Road will now be added to that list!”
According to the website www.watchtnn.com, “The Nashville Network (TNN) today announced WPVN – Chicago, IL (DMA 3) as its latest affiliate. WPVN began broadcasting TNN’s programming over-the-air on channel 24.3 last Friday when its new transmitter came online atop the Trump International Hotel and Tower. TNN anticipates carriage of WPVN’s TNN channel via Chicago cable outlets in the near future.”
TNN, The Nashville Network continues to grow quickly and will be making more announcements regarding additional markets and stations in the coming days. Each addition means that Harmony Road can reach more people with the best in Southern Gospel music and the message of hope it brings as well as the other family friendly program on the network.
Harmony Road can be found each week on TNN, The Nashville Network on Sunday mornings at 8 Eastern, and on other outlets. Go to www.harmonyroadtv or www.facebook.com/harmonyroadtv for times and channels. Information on TNN and its growing list of affiliates can be found at www.watchtnn.com.
Harmony Road’s on air team consists of host Les Butler, publisher of “The Singing News” and Solid Gospel Radio Host, and Southern Gospel Musician Cody McVey providing special interviews and insights. Others in the Harmony Road crew include Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer.
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Signal Mountain, TN (January 24, 2013): This week’s Harmony Road TV lineup includes a variety of great Southern Gospel music including quartet, family groups and unique acapella. This week’s featured songwriter is Dianne Wilkinson. There are also exclusive behind the scenes interviews.
Originating from the lobby of the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the program begins with a rousing rendition of “Jesus Made a Believer Out of Me” penned by Dianne Wilkinson and performed by The Kingdom Heirs. Also featured are uplifting songs from top family groups, The Bowlings, The Crist Family and the Whisnants. Closing out the program is a unique rendition of “Goodbye World Goodbye” by acapella group The Penny Loafers, featuring a cameo by the songwriter, Mosie Lister.
Harmony Road is a weekly Southern Gospel TV program hosted by “Singing News” publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler and features interviews from Christian musician and Ball Brothers pianist, Cody McVey. Other members of the team include Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer.
Harmony Road can be found each week on TNN, The Nashville Network on Sunday mornings at 8:00 Eastern as well as theWALKtv Saturday evenings at 6:00 Eastern. The program is also streamed each Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Sunday mornings at 7:30 Eastern at www.wmjn29.com and aired each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 and 6:00 Central time on TV24 in the Anniston/Gadsden, Alabama area. Harmony Road airs 6 times per week and is available “On Demand” on Charter Cable in Clarksville, TN. The program is also streamed in multiple places, including ROKU courtesy of theWALKtv. Go to www.thewalktv.com for a complete list and links.
To find Harmony Road in your area, go to www.watchtnn.com, www.thewalktv.com, www.wmjn29.com or and www.tv24.tv More information can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com or www.facebook.com/harmonyroadtv .
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SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012
6:30 PM CST
(NASHVILLE, TN) – Difference Media is excited to present their artists during Cornerstone Church’s annual Christmas program. This year, “The Story,” will be broadcast live via internet for all to experience on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm CST at www.GETV.org. In addition, the program can be streamed online for six days after the event. The Christmas Program, titled, “The Story,” was written by Director of Cornerstone Visual & Performing Arts, John Gross. After more than 30 years of directing the music ministry, which consists 200+ member choir and orchestra, he has taken on the position of directing a brand-new and very exciting department within Cornerstone’s Music Department.
Now under the direction of seasoned keys player, Justin Ellis (The Perrys, The Crabb Family, Aaron and Amanda Crabb), the department is ready to pull back the curtain to show the true meaning of Christmas. Highlights include a powerful “Sing We Gloria” as it sets the stage for all that is to come. Next, Difference Media artist, Sandy Parker, of The Hagees, delivers a stunning rendition of “Tonight” as the star reveals where the Messiah is to be born. Much like her current radio single, A Baby Changes Everything, from the Holiday album, The Hagees: Christmas this song is sure to please.
photo by Michele Gorden
“Glory to God,” a song originally penned by Matthew Hagee with Aaron Wilburn and performed by The Hagees provokes the listener to contemplate the true meaning of Christmas with lyrics like, “More than a babe, he is the King, He’s the ruler of everything, My fallen soul, He reconciled, Now I’ll sing with the angel choir.”
As “The Story – Part Two” begins, viewers are transported in time as the Magi learn of a star, Mary and Joseph experience tremendous encounters with angels and the Holy Spirit alike, Herod learns of the King, and mankind is given hope.
“Be Born In Me,” sang by Amanda Crabb, is a beautiful and passionate portrayal of the emotions we can only imagine Mary to have been experiencing after discovering SHE would carry the Son of God.
What viewer’s once only experienced as a “bible character,” they will now feel come to life as they watch intimate encounters with the Holy Spirit, moments of total revelation and celebration as well as the fear that come along with a situation of this magnitude.
Tune in on Sunday, December 16th, through www.getv.org to watch a live stream of the night’s performances.
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The Trinity Broadcasting Network has announced it will feature The Collingsworth Family’s new StowTown Records Video Release FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS as a Television Special next week at 3 different times. Broadcast schedule is as follows :
TUES 12/18 : 12:30 PM Eastern / 9:30 AM Pacific
THUR 12/20 : 3:30 AM Eastern / 12:30 AM Pacific
SAT 12/22 : 12:30 AM Eastern / which translates as FRI 12/21 : 9:30 PM Pacific
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