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OLD VEAL SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2015 – 3:19 pm -

OLD VEAL SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

OLD VEAL SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, the hallowed halls of the historic Old Veal School will ring with the happy sounds of good ole Gospel Music!

Featured performers will be The Harbormen Quartet from Douglasville, GA and Charlie Sexton & Linda Foster from Austell, GA.  The
Concession kitchen opens at 6 pm. The singing begins at 7:00 pm est.  The venue is located at 2753 Old Columbus Road in Roopville,
Georgia. Mr. Ed Ford, singing chairman, invites everyone to come out for a wonderful night of worship and praise thru Southern Gospel Music!!

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“Fabulous Friday Nights” Gospel Music Dinner Theater

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2015 – 10:26 am -

"Fabulous Friday Nights" Gospel Music Dinner Theater

“Fabulous Friday Nights” Gospel Music Dinner Theater

Nashville, TN,  – Les Butler of Butler Music Group recently announced Southern Gospel’s newest concert series; “Fabulous Friday Nights” Southern Gospel Dinner Theater, from the Barn at Bear Hollow in Monteagle,Tennessee. Starting in June, the series will feature some of Southern Gospel’s most beloved artists. The event will feature great music and a beautiful venue along with a fantastic home cooked meal.

The premiere event will be on Friday, June 19th and will feature recent Singing News Fan Award nominee Heaven’s Mountain Band, one of today’s top Bluegrass Gospel groups. Appearing with Heaven’s Mountain Band will be singer, musician, and host, Les Butler.

Other events scheduled during the initial six week series include Gospel Music’s great new quartet, Master’s Voice on June 26. On July 3rd, the Williamsons bring their chart-topping sound to the Barn at Bear Hollow. On July 10th, fans will enjoy former Inspirations lead singer, The Troy Burns
Family. July 17th, another of gospel music’s top trios, Eighth Day, will share their unique sound. The final event of the inaugural season will feature singer/songwriter Tammy Jones Robinette fresh off of her “Fan Favorite Female Vocalist” award at the Christian Voice Gospel Music Awards
ceremony.

Les Butler, of Butler Music Group said “We are excited to bring this special series of events to the Barn at Bear Hollow.” This is a beautiful and intimate venue. Seating will be limited to 150. The location is perfect and there are plenty nice and hotels and tourist destinations in the area for the fans who want to make a mini vacation out of the event.”

The Barn at Bear Hollow is conveniently located on I-24, midway between Nashville and Chattanooga. Monteagle is also home to beautiful scenery and great restaurants along with hotels/cabins. Fans can easily come up for the evening or stay overnight and enjoy the beauty of the area.

For more information and to purchase tickets, just call the Barn at Bear Hollow at 931-924-7276. Information can also be found at www.butlermusicgroup.com.


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Dr. Jerry Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff to host 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on May 12, 2015 – 9:36 am -

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

 

Pigeon Forge TN – SGN Scoops is pleased to announce the hosts of the 2015 Diamond Awards in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dr. Jeff Goff and Little Jan Buckner-Goff will be the guest hosts for the awards ceremony to be held on November 3, 2015 during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Buckner Goff

Dr. Jerry and Little Jan Buckner Goff

“Little Jan and I are truly excited to emcee the Diamond Awards program in Pigeon Forge this year, November 3, 2015,” said Dr. Goff recently. “We can hardly wait to see our fellow artists and so many of our Gospel fans at this prestigious event. Mark your calendar and plan to be there with us.”

Coastal Media CEO and publisher of SGN Scoops, Rob Patz, is also excited to have Jerry and Little Jan at Creekside this fall. “The Goffs are known and loved by so many in Southern Gospel, and they have such a way of engaging an audience, that I know this year’s Diamond Awards will be truly special. Please join us for this memorable event!”

Creekside posterCreekside Gospel Music Convention is being held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, and fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/


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SGN Scoops Fast Five: The Griffith Family

Written by Staff on May 11, 2015 – 10:26 am -

The Griffith Family

The Griffith Family

Today on SGN Scoops Fast Five we feature The Griffith Family, a mixed Southern Gospel trio with Mansion Entertainment. Tony Griffith, his wife, Julie and friend Amber Smith have created a rich vocal sound that is Southern, progressive and all their own.

Here is what we found out about this delightful trio:

SGN: What is your latest CD and single release?

Griffiths: Our new cd is self-titled The Griffith Family. Our radio single is called “I’m Here Because Jesus Went There.” One cool thing about this album is that we did it ourselves in our own studio and produced the record ourselves.

 

SGN: What is your favorite thing to find backstage?

Griffiths:  Our favorite thing to find backstage at a concert venue would be food and a place to relax before a concert.

 

imageSGN:Who is your favorite person in Southern Gospel?

Griffiths: Our favorite person in Southern Gospel music is Adam Crabb. We have known Adam for years but just recently reconnected. Not only is he a talented singer but we believe that he really loves the Lord and lives what he sings about.

 

SGN: What would you be doing if you weren’t singing?

Griffiths: It’s difficult for us to really say what we would be doing if we didn’t sing. We don’t like to think about it. If we had to choose: Tony would probably be a musician, Julie would probably be a nurse and Amber would be a counselor of some sort.

 

SGN: What song do you wish you were the first one to record?

Griffiths: We would have loved to record “Your Cries Have Awoken the Master” first just because it really describes a lot of our testimony.

Find The Griffith Family online HERE

Find The Griffith Family on Facebook HERE


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Ozark Gospel Music Convention 2015 Coming to Branson MO

Written by Staff on March 17, 2015 – 12:32 pm -

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Ozark Gospel Music Convention

The Ozark Gospel Music Convention 2015 in Branson, Missouri, will be held at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center on May 4th through 6th.

Some of the artists that will be appearing include: The Williamsons, His Love, Ava Kasich, Faith’s Journey, Majesty III, Lindsay Huggins, The Ascension Quartet, Broken Vessels, Hope’s Journey, Lineage of David and many more.

For more information visit the OGMC Website HERE or call (417) 425-7856


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Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards: Album of the Year

Written by Staff on March 11, 2015 – 1:45 pm -

Karen Peck and New River at Diamond Awards 2014

Karen Peck and New River at Diamond Awards 2014

The 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!

We are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category. The Album of the Year must have been recorded by a full-time Southern Gospel artist and released nationally during the eligibility period of February 2014 to January 2015.

On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014 Album of the Year was Karen Peck and New River with “Revival.” This CD produced the charting song, “Everybody’s Going Through Something,” as well as the hit, “Revival” which garnered a Dove Award in 2014.

Who will you decide to nominate this year?

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2015 Diamond Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to vote for your favorite nominees today.

The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In
this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/

The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.


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Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet appear at Gospel Winterfest

Written by Staff on March 9, 2015 – 2:27 pm -

 

Triumphant Quartet

Triumphant Quartet

KNOXVILLE, TN – For the third straight year, New Destiny Productions brought back the best combination of quartets for Gospel Winterfest: the award-winning Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet together on stage at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.

   
Soul'd Out

Soul’d Out

Soul’d Out Quartet from Georgetown, OH opened the concert after Russ Woolard, President of New Destiny Productions, opened with a great song, “Holy Spirit Come In This Place.”  After a few songs, Matt Rankin, founder and owner of Soul’d Out who started the group in 2004, introduced the members of the group: Michael Howard, piano and Dusty Barrett, tenor have been with the group for seven

Matt Rankin

Matt Rankin

years. Former lead for the Kingsmen Quartet, Bryan Hutson joined the group three-and-a-half years ago and sings lead, and Ian Owen, bass, joined two-and-a-half years ago. Matt writes most of the songs that the group sings.

 
The fan favorite Southern Gospel male quartet, Triumphant, was up next. Since their beginning 13 years ago at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, Triumphant has won dozens of awards nationally, as well as receiving Grammy and Dove nominations. They have also had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall. They opened with the song, “We Will Remember,” as well as many more from their repertoire, to the appreciation of the attendees.
Eric Bennett, bass and spokesman for the group, introduced the members of the group.  The only change in the group since its inception has been the piano

Ian Owen

Ian Owen

player.  The four vocalists are the original members. Eric and David Sutton, tenor for the group, have been standing on stage together for 20 years.  They were members of Kingdom Heirs until Triumphant was formed.  They added Clayton Inman, lead, to the group, who had sung for several groups including Won by One, and Scott Inman, baritone, who is also a prolific songwriter.  The group was close to home, so their families were there and were introduced to the audience.

 
The concert ended after a little over three hours with both groups on stage singing, ‘When The Trumpet Sounds.”
North Metro Gospel Singings will present a similar event  May 30 – 6:00 pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, Kennesaw, GA with the same two groups. We encourage all Gospel fans in the area to come out,

David Sutton and Scotty Inman

David Sutton and Scotty Inman

expecting a great evening of song and ministry!

For more information on Soul’d Out, visit their website HERE.
For more on Triumphant Quartet, click on their website HERE.
Written by Robert York for SGN Scoops.
Clayton Inman and Eric Bennett

Clayton Inman and Eric Bennett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soul'd Out Quartet and Triumphant Quartet

Soul’d Out Quartet and Triumphant Quartet

 


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SGN Scoops TV: Interviews from the Sea with the Erwins

Written by Staff on February 25, 2015 – 4:21 pm -

Marcie Gray, SGN Scoops intrepid roving reporter recently returned from the Singing at Sea Cruise where she was able to catch a few artists on the big boat.

Today, Marcie talks to popular young group, The Erwins. Click on the picture to watch! For more artist features, visit http://www.sgnscoops.com/

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Home For The Holidays with the Mark Trammell Quartet and the Whisnants

Written by Staff on December 22, 2014 – 2:46 pm -

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The Whisnants and the Mark Trammell Quartet

By Lynn Mills

Though the holiday season is quickly passing, the spirit of Christmas resides in the hearts of those who believe the wondrous story and live to share its joy. Looking back on the weeks leading up to the Christmas season there are numerous concerts each year where your favorite carols are sung by your favorite artists. Though it’s true that many groups reserve the majority of December for Christmas vacation; it is becoming more popular for a few groups to team up with their friends and hit the road at the beginning of the month for a special Christmas tour. For the winter of 2014, another pairing was added to the roster of SGM Christmas tours, hailing by the name of Home For Christmas; featuring the Mark Trammell Quartet and The Whisnants.

Home For Christmas was first introduced to fans in late October when the pre-sale for the Home For Christmas CD was put on the market. This project brought together The Whisnants and The Mark Trammell Quartet (MTQ) in a combination of 12 Christmas songs both old and new that showcased both groups on one recording. At the beginning of November, MTQ and the Whisnants hosted an online Launch Party over the course of 12 hours on Facebook where they shared Christmas memories, traditions and personal thoughts concerning the songs on the new Christmas project via videos, photos and posts from both group’s members. Shortly after Thanksgiving, they hit the road and performed their very first official tour together!

The Branson Belle

The Branson Belle

The inaugural concert occurred on the Showboat Branson Belle as a part of the Carols On The Belle Series. It was a balmy 70 degrees out in Branson, Missouri! But more than that, the folks that came on board filled the Showboat to capacity; the first Home For Christmas concert was sold out! When the Mark Trammell Quartet and Whisnants took the stage everyone gathered around for their opening tunes, “The Faithful Medley,” and “Unspeakable Joy.” After a few words from Susan, Jeff and Mark, the Whisnants sang a few of their contributions to the CD: “Without Christ There’s No Christmas,” and a ballad, “I Call Him Lord.” The Mark Trammell Quartet came up and gave the crowd a little variety in musical taste; they sang their hillbilly tune, “O Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem” and the more refined arrangement of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”

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Susan Whisnant

The Whisnants, who had been listening to MTQ sing from where they were seated on black stools, returned to the spotlight to sing their new upbeat tune, “Jesus Brought Joy To The World.” Mark Trammell also explained to the audience why they sing.

It is worthy to note the diversity of the crowd on the Showboat – a bus from Michigan brought a good amount of Asian folk, many Indian couples were present and others who came for the classic Branson tour and sightseeing staples. The crowd, therefore, was not made of your typical Southern Gospel fans, so an explanation was due!

Mark also shared about being raised in a pastor’s home and how one would expect his mother’s favorite Christmas song to be a traditional carol…but it wasn’t. It was the classic “Christmas Song. Mark went on to croon the first few lines from this well-known song. While he was doing his best impression of Perry Como, the others were doing their best to steal the spotlight. This came about in the form of Santa hats, which were distributed in a quiet fashion to all the group members seated behind Mark. Susan decided to share and plopped her hat, complete with tiara, on Mark’s head. After a bit of waltzing and other comical antics from those who were obviously bored with Mark singing his solo, Trammell gave up and sang, “I’m gonna’ kill them when this is over…!”

Mark Trammell

Mark Trammell

From those humorous moments, the singers moved to a sincere reading of the Christmas story in Luke. Mark turned the pages of his black leather Bible to the second chapter and told of how the Savior came to be born in this world. “Silent Night,” followed this. Susan, the only lady on stage, sang this carol from the viewpoint of a mother. Afterwards, she asked the audience to sing “Away In A Manger,” with her. A sweet sound echoed through the boat.

As the evening came to a close, Mark Trammell had the crowd on the edge of their seat by a powerful arrangement of “O Holy Night.” An equally powerful message followed as Susan introduced her solo, “If You Could See What I See,” and the thought behind the message.

_DSC1923“People come up to me all the time,” Susan began, “They say, ‘I love Christmas, but it’s a lonely time for me; I lost my husband, I lost my wife, I lost my kid, I lost my mom…it’s lonely’.” She went on to say that in 2013 on December the 23rd her father-in-law went home to heaven. “A lot of people felt sorry for us,” she went on, “But we had a friend who wrote this song and sent it to us on Christmas Eve. If God gave us one glimpse into heaven, we would never wish them back.” Susan sang that comforting message and prayed. As the Showboat came back into dock MTQ and the Whisnants left everyone with this tune: “Christmas Time’s A Comin’!”

MTQ-Whisnants-LaunchThe next night, the Home For Christmas Tour went to Arkansas where they sang a full concert at Beryl Baptist Church. Though this wasn’t the last stop on the tour, this is where my ability to follow ended. The difference between the Showboat and this concert was that they had more time at the church and material was added. One of those additions was a fun performance of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Susan and Mark beckoned 12 volunteers from the audience (the pastor, who is an accomplished bass vocalist, being one of them) and soon a line formed at the foot of the stage. Aaron Hise and Nick Trammell distributed cards with each part written on them and the fun began! It would be impossible to re-tell everything that made us laugh – but we had a great time! Another highlight of the evening was Austin Whisnant singing a song Susan originally recorded, called “Even Then,” and Ethan’s solo of “Strange Way To Save The World.”

“Home For Christmas” is a must see for fans who love Christmas music. It is impossible to miss the sincerity of those ministering on stage. Nothing is scripted – it’s all from the heart. Whether the moment is funny, reflective or serious, the heart behind it shines through. This is Christmas. This is the way we think of the holiday when we close our eyes and picture a homey, old-fashioned Christmas tree set in the midst of children at play and Christ where He ought to be: in the center of it all. Home For Christmas offers songs you want to hear, the new ones you’ll be humming after you hear them the first time, the singers you love and the sincerity of the Christmas story, all creating memories you won’t easily forget!

If you are interested in bringing the Home For Christmas Tour to your area in 2015, contact The Harper Agency for more info at: http://www.harperagency.com/ or call 615-851-4500.

 

For more artist features and concert reviews by Lynn Mills and others, view the latest SGN Scoops magazine at www.sgnscoops.com


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Creekside Gospel Music Convention Day Three – Nov 5/14

Written by Staff on November 6, 2014 – 2:52 pm -

The Drummond Family performs at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

The Drummond Family performs at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Creekside Gospel Music Convention continues in Pigeon Forge Tennessee at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.  Day three began with the Morris Music Group Showcase, continued with the Red Back Hymn Book Choir and the evening concert and ended with the Midnight Prayer session.

The Morris Music Group showcased some of their best talent and friends. Appearing were Hope’s Journey, The Stephens, Higher Hope, Clearvision Quartet, Angela Marie, Exodus, The Drummond Family, Linda Foster, Billy Hodges, Tina Wakefield and Faith’s Journey.

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Hopes Journey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Stephens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following this showcase, the Red Back Hymn Book Choir full of artists took to the stage. They were met with much enthusiasm from the audience!

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The evening concert continued with terrific performances by The Griffins, The Stephens, John Lanier, The Steeles, and many more. The Kramers appeared with Willie Wynn and Woodie Wright to celebrate the release of their latest CD.

For more pictures, log onto www.sgnscoops.net

Thanks to Vonda Easley, Michelle Drummond and Robert York for the wonderful pictures!

More information on Creekside can be found at http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

Creekside continues today with the last evening concert beginning tonight at 5:30pm.

The Griffins

The Griffins

John Lanier

John Lanier

 

 

 

The Kramers

The Kramers

Willie Wynn, Woody Wright, The Kramers and friends

Willie Wynn, Woody Wright, The Kramers and friends


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