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The Whisnants’ Walk Of Faith: New Release Review by Lynn Mills

Written by Staff on August 31, 2015 – 8:45 am -

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The walk of faith is a long, winding, consistent road for the Christian. Sometimes we worry, sometimes we struggle to gather courage to tell a friend or co-worker about Jesus and sometimes…we even doubt our own salvation. It takes faith to overcome each concern, and that’s something the Whisnants know all about, so they titled their 2015 release: Walk of Faith.

“It kind of summarizes our whole ministry really,” says Jeff Whisnant. “You don’t stay in ministry as long as we do without having a whole lot of faith.”

Walk of Faith released July 21st and I had an opportunity to sit down with Jeff, Susan and Aaron to talk about the project. They shared their favorite songs, why they picked them and how they spent extra time on the production to make it their best yet. If one thing is certain, The Whisnants believe that these new songs are going to make a great impact on believers and they are excited to get it in the hands of the general public.

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Whisnants

When I asked the group how they selected the title Walk of Faith, Susan answered, “Marsha Henry wrote a song called, “It’s a Walk of Faith.” When we were deciding about a title to this project we took a week of thinking and making notes. We decided on Walk of Faith because it summarizes the whole project. The songs are about not worrying, telling someone about Christ and holding on to grace. The whole CD is about the Christian’s walk of faith.”

“It’s a Walk of Faith,” isn’t the only tune about faith on the project. The Whisnants’ current single, “Worry Ends Where Faith Begins,” follows along the same theme. “It is a simple song,” Susan goes on. “We talk faith, we talk big, but we all tend to worry. We all tend to sit up at night trying to figure out how we are going to fix things. That’s what this song is about.” Aaron Hise adds, “At some point in your life you’ve worried about something; whether it’s finances, family, health issues. I know I have. It’s definitely a song that will speak to anybody.”

In addition to those faith songs, Susan explains how they believe the whole project will make an impact on the children of God. “This project is very much our heart,” she begins. “It’s going to help people. If you’re worried – we have a song for that. If you doubt your salvation – we have a song for it. I don’t like to sing fluff songs, but songs that are going to help people; this project has nailed it in every facet.”

One such song Susan sings is called, “Saved Is All You Have To Be.” Susan explains, “You know how somebody knows they need to tell their friend about the Lord but they say, ‘I need my pastor to go talk to them and tell them about Jesus,’ or, ‘I wish somebody would tell my friend about Jesus…’ This song says: saved is all you have to be to go and tell the news. It doesn’t take degrees or grand philosophies to give a testimony. You may think you’re not the one to share salvation’s plan, but certain words are not the key. God will give you what you need.”

Another song from this project with a strong lyric is “Holding On To Grace.” Susan tells us about the message. “A lot of people believe that they can be good enough: not drink, not cuss, not hang out with folks who do, but keep their marriage intact instead. They think that if they’re good people, that will get them to heaven and it has nothing to do with it. It’s a deep song that may hit a nerve.” Aaron interjects, “I don’t know if it’s a song we’ll sing every night, but if we need it, it’s there.”

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Jeff tells us about his favorite song. “It’s a catchy song that has a play on words, it’s called ‘A Grave Mistake.’ The song talks about how those who nailed Jesus to the cross thought they won. Satan thought he won the victory, but when Jesus came out of the grave they realized they made a grave mistake.”

Producing a CD with thought out arrangements and a deep theme takes time. “We spent four months on this project,” Susan shares, “I feel like we worked hard on this project, more than any other one.”

Jeff adds, “It’s a good mix; we have medium, slow, fast songs and ballads. Trey Ivey (of Legacy Five) produced this project and it’s the first main line project he’s worked on. We also worked with Cliff Duren from Brentwood Baptist, who wrote orchestration for eight of our songs. We have a choir on two songs as well.” Concerning the style, Aaron says, “As a listener, it’s Whisnants. We’ve not changed. It’s not anything new or different; it’s truly Whisnant songs, same message and material.”

DSC_7434“To me, the combination of good songs and the production we spent on it, I think it’s made for a great record,” says Jeff. “We’re excited about it and we hope the people like it as much as we do.” Susan interjects, “Every song will touch you. It’s very similar to More Than Enough, which has the “Potter’s Hand” and “All Is Well.” If they love that, they’re gonna love this. It’s straight up and down Whisnants; but to me, it’s a step above anything we’ve ever done.”

Faith encompasses so many different areas of our Christian lives. When it comes to summing it up; the Whisnants took 12 songs and did it in 43 minutes on this new project. After listening to Jeff, Susan and Aaron talk about these songs and how much the lyrics mean to them, I believe this project will have a powerful effect on every life that pauses and listens to the messages therein. Twelve songs, eight orchestrations, and four months of hard work…it’s a walk of faith.

For more information about Walk of Faith, visit the Whisnants website: www.whisnants.com.

August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

By Lynn Mills

First published by SGN Scoops in August 2015. For current issues of SGN Scoops digital magazine, visit the SGN Scoops mainpage.

 


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Christian Country Expo comes to a close

Written by Staff on August 28, 2015 – 1:56 pm -

IMG_8371Pigeon Forge TN (August 28, 2015) –  The Christian Country Expo at Pigeon Forge Tennessee, came to a close on Thursday, August 27 before an IMG_8188appreciative audience.  The morning showcases were full of talented artists and terrific music. Several of the lovely ladies of Christian Country graced the stage again. Lindsay Huggins, Tina Wakefield, Sharron Kay King, Robin Springs, Ava Kasich, Jan Harbuck, Ty Hodges, Gail Cogburn, Kelly Coberly, were among some of the many singers the audience had the pleasure of hearing on Thursday. The daytime and evening concerts again featured artists such as Chris Golden, Kevin Rowe, The McKay Project,  Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, The Schoefields, The Branscombs, Jim Sheldon, Steve Shirey and a stage full of artists during the opening.

 

Christian Country Expo presented many IMG_8223of the Christian Country artists that are hitting the charts and bringing in new audiences to this style of music. CCE 2015 thanks each and every one for sharing their heart and soul all week. You have blessed us!

Thanks again to Firehouse Subs, sponsors of the pre-concert jam session, and all of the sponsors for Christian Country Expo!

We hope our readers enjoy these pictures of artists that appeared on Thursday and  that everyone will make plans now to attend Christian Country Expo 2016 which will include the brand-new Christian Country Diamond Awards. Keep watching the Christian Country Expo Facebook page and SGN Scoops for more information.IMG_8513

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SGN Scoops’ Fabulous, Fun Fact Friday with the Williamsons!

Written by Staff on August 28, 2015 – 11:46 am -

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FUN FACT FRIDAY

IT’S FRIDAY! Another week has come and gone, and that means we are one week closer to Creekside! This week I was able to get a little in tune with The Williamsons. Check it out!

Q: What is your favorite bible verse and why? 

Karl: Job 22:9. “It describes in one verse the reason why we do what we do, and why I leave my family every week to travel and sing.”

The Williamsons at Creekside 2014

The Williamsons at Creekside 2014

Donnie: “Of course, my favorite Bible verses have to do with the salvation experience and how we can be reconciled to a holy God. The one I am going to share today is one my mother taught me when I was just a teenager going through regular teenage issues. It is Philippians 4:8. It helped from my attitude when I was a teenager, and it is still helping me from them today.”

Darin: “Psalm 37:4 is my favorite scripture. I love it because I am a living example of what it says. God has given me the desires of my heart. I get to do what I love on the weekends and come back home to my wife and son. Life is good.”

Lisa: “My favorite scripture is James 1:17. I believe that God has given us so many ‘good and perfect gifts;’ we could never thank Him enough! I know in my life He has given me salvation, my beautiful family and has fulfilled my dream of being in ministry. So many other things I could name, but where do I even begin? God has been so very good to me!”

williamsons5Q: At what time in your life did you know that you had been called to sing gospel music?

Karl: “April 13th of the year 2000. That was the day that God called  me  into  the ministry. That was the only instance in my life that I can remember actually hearing the voice of God.”

Donnie: “I had some friends take me to a concert when I was 12 years old. It was there that my soul was set on fire to share Gospel music. Since my father was a pastor and we sang  in a family group together, there’s hardly been a time in my life that I was not hearing  the Gospel through music. However, I must say that even within the past seven years I have had a renewed commitment and desire to evangelize through music even more than ever.”

Darin: “In 2003 I attended a Gold City concert with my dad. Tim Riley, Jay Parrack, Danny Riley and Jonathan Wilburn did an incredible job of course. There was something extra special about that night though. I believe that’s where I fell in love with Gospel music I feel like God placed the desire to sing Gospel music in my heart and from that day on I knew what I was supposed to do. Its one of my favorite memories.”

Lisa: “ I don’t remember when God called me into ministry exactly. I have heard my parents tell about something that happened the day I was dedicated though. I was only a few days old when the service took place. As they prayed over Dad, Mom, and me, an elder in the church prophesied and said that God was going to use me to reach many people through my ministry. He couldn’t have known that God had in store for me! Not at only a few days old! However, God knew what He had planned for me and my life. Whether you believe in prophecy or not, you can’t argue with the fact that God has fulfilled that one!”

Q: What is your favorite hobby when you are NOT singing?

Karl: “Hunting deer and smoking meats. In that order. Fishing is just something to do until deer season comes around.”

Donnie: “My favorite pasttime when not singing is to spend time with my lovely wife and children. I don’t fish, I don’t golf, and I don’t hunt. If I have some spare time (which is not nearly often enough) I enjoy cuddling up with my family and watching a good movie or something else we can do together. I love popcorn!”

Darin: “When we aren’t singing, I love spending every moment I can with my wife Kallie and my son Patrick. I also enjoy coaching my son’s ball teams.”

Lisa: “When we are home I do laundry. LOL!!! Thankfully, that’s not all I do. I enjoy working in our studio and just being in a house that doesn’t drive down the highway!”

Creekside posterFor more on the Williamsons, visit their website.

The Williamsons will be appearing at the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015 will be happening on November 2-5 at Pigeon Forge, TN at the Smoky Mountain Resort. Tickets are free but must be reserved. For more information visit the CGMC website and Facebook page.


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Christian Country Expo welcomes T Graham Brown

Written by Staff on August 27, 2015 – 10:52 am -

T Graham Brown at the Christian Country Expo 2015

T Graham Brown at the Christian Country Expo 2015

Pigeon Forge, TN (August 27, 2015) – The Christian Country Expo (CCX) being held at Pigeon Forge welcomed Mr. T Graham Brown, acclaimed Christian Country artist, to its stage on

T Graham Brown at CCX 2015

T Graham Brown at CCX 2015

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Wednesday night. T Graham Brown was warmly greeted and proceeded to entertain, engage and minister to the audience.

Other artists performing on Wednesday night included Chris Golden, Tommy Brandt, Tommy Brandt II and Kevin Rowe who have become the CCX favorites, as well as Ava Kasich, Jim Sheldon, Lindsey Huggins and more.

Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award to Chuck Day. For more information, see the feature elsewhere on this page. 

Michelle Drummond was on hand to photograph the evening and presents these pictures of the event.

Christian Country Expo is thrilled to welcome Chuck Day to the line-up again tonight for its final evening. Other artists appearing include favourites Chris Golden, Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, Kevin Rowe, and many more. There is a special emphasis on Salute to Our Heroes, recognizing

Chuck Day presented with Living Legend Award CCX2015

Chuck Day presented with Living Legend Award CCX2015

the First Responders and the hard work they do on an everyday basis.

Doors open at the Center at 4:00 pm tonight. Be sure to head out to the Smoky Mountain Resort for the last night of Christian Country Expo!

Vote today for your favorite Christian Country, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel artists, in the 2015 Diamond

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Chuck Day

Awards.

Make your plans to attend the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Diamond Awards, November 2 – 7, 2015.

Don’t miss the August 2015 SGN Scoops digital magazine with cover artists Canton Junction. 

For more pictures and information on Ava and Robthe Christian Country Expo, visit the Facebook site.

For news on Christian Country artists and more, be sure to visit SGN Scoops Facebook page.

 

 

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Chuck Day named Christian Country Living Legend at Christian Country Expo

Written by Staff on August 27, 2015 – 8:43 am -

Rob Patz and Chuck Day at the Christian Country Expo

Rob Patz and Chuck Day at the Christian Country Expo

Pigeon Forge, TN (August 27, 2015) – The Christian Country Expo continues today at the Smoky Mountain Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Expo has already welcomed many great Christian Country artists such as Marty Raybon, T Graham Brown and Chris Golden. Last night during the concert, a special announcement was made to honor Chuck Day, an artist who has made his mark in Christian Country, Gospel and Country music. Rob Patz of SGN Scoops, one of the sponsors of the event, awarded Chuck Day with the 2015 Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award.

The SGN Scoops’ Diamond Awards are traditionally presented in November during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. A decision was made this year to begin to view the Diamond Awards celebrations as two separate events. For the award year of 2014-15, currently being voted upon, the Diamond Awards will remain as they have been in the past, with all Southern Gospel, Christian Country and Bluegrass Gospel awards being announced during the awards gala on November 3, 2015.

Click here to listen and watch the radio interview with Rob and Shane. Praise 96.5

Click here to listen and watch the radio interview with Rob and Shane. Praise 96.5

For the award year of 2015-16, the Christian Country and Bluegrass Gospel will be presented during the 2016 Christian Country Expo. The date and time of the 2016 Christian Country Expo will be announced at a later date.

To begin this transition, a new award was created, entitled “Christian Country Living Legend,” in order to honor the pioneers and visionaries who have helped to make the Christian Country genre what it is today. The winner of this award for 2015 is Chuck Day.

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Chuck Day

Chuck Day has written and co-written more than 16 number-one songs in the Christian and Country genres. He has had songs recorded by such names as: Gold City, Clay Cross, Michael English, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, The Hoppers, Rebecca St. James, Barry Wayne, Bob Carlisle, and more. Chuck and his brother Greg Day co-wrote the beloved anthem, “Midnight Cry,” made popular by Ivan Parker and Gold City, among others.

This award-winning musician and vocalist has traveled extensively with his family in his early years, as a soloist and also with Country music artists including Freddy Fender, Marty Haggard and others. Chuck now tours throughout the United States and the world, singing Christian Country. He holds both a Doctorate of Theology degree and a Doctorate of Divinity while also practicing as an ordained minister.

For more information on Chuck Day, read this article by Miles Pike, Artist to Artist.

Christian Country Expo is thrilled to welcome Chuck Day to the line-up tonight for its final evening. Other artists appearing include favourites Chris Golden, Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, Kevin Rowe, and many more. There is a special emphasis on Salute to Our Heroes, recognizing the First Responders and the hard work they do on an everyday basis.
Doors open at the Center at 4:00 pm tonight. For more information visit the Christian Country Expo site on Facebook.  

Vote today for your favorite Christian Country, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel artists, in the 2015 Diamond Awards.

Make your plans to attend the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Diamond Awards, November 2 – 7, 2015.

Don’t miss the August 2015 SGN Scoops digital magazine with cover artists Canton Junction. 


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Christian Country Expo begins Daytime Showcases

Written by Staff on August 25, 2015 – 12:01 pm -

IMG_7527Pigeon Forge TN (August 25, 2015) – The Christian Country Expo at the Smoky Mountain Resort, Pigeon Forge TN, began the daytime showcases of great Christian Country music on Tuesday morning. Where there are Country artists, there are Country pickers, and there were a few guitars around this morning.

image2Artists such as Chris Golden, Tommy Brandt, Tommy Brandt II, Ava Kasich, The McKay Project, Jim Sheldon, and many more were on hand to gather on stage, sing together, play together and cheer each other on as they sang their own songs separately.

The Jam Session, sponsored by Firehouse Subs, is being held again image5on Wednesday and Thursday. Many of the CCX artists will join in this informal musical session, so fans are urged to come early and enjoy the music. Thanks to Firehouse Subs for partnering with us on this great event!

 

We hope you enjoy this collection of photos from the Christian Country Expo.

image3CCE continues at Pigeon Forge through Thursday, August 27. Join us!

Along with T Graham Brown (Wednesday night only), the CCE is happy to present Chuck Day, Chris Golden, Jim Sheldon, Tommy Brandt, Jan Harbuck, Ava Kasich, Tina Wakefield, Jerry Branscom, and many more. Doors open at the image4Center at 5:00 pm for evening concerts and at 9:30 am for music showcases. The main theme of the event is: “Salute To Our Heroes,” and CCE invites all servicemen and first responders to come out and be recognized.

For more information on CCE, go to the Facebook or website page.

 

 

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Find us on Twitter!!! #ccx2015

Special thanks to Michelle Drummond and Robert York for the great photographs!

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Performers Announced for 2016 Jackie Wilburn Memorial Spring Sing

Written by Staff on August 25, 2015 – 8:41 am -

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Carthage, Tennessee (August 24, 2015) – Award winning Gospel duet Wilburn and Wilburn are excited to announce that this great annual event is expanding to three days, and the talent line up at the 2016 Jackie Wilburn Memorial Spring Sing is a great one. Joining Wilburn and Wilburn as well as Elaine Wilburn all three days, will be: The Inspirations, the McKameys and the Primitive Quartet.

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Wilburn and Wilburn

Jonathan Wilburn says, “We have expanded our event to three days. This will allow our fans to plan a weekend trip to the beautiful middle Tennessee area. There are many things to do and see here in the area. Whether you love the good ole’ outdoors, maybe shopping, or camping, or whatever, there is an activity to fit you. More than anything else we have some of the finest artists in Southern Gospel Music that are planning on being with us.”

The event is held each year in Carthage Tennessee at the Smith County AG Center. Carthage is the home town for the Wilburn family.

The schedule for the 2016 Spring Sing at the AG center in Carthage TN is:

Friday April 29-7pm-The Inspirations, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn

Saturday April 30-7pm-The McKameys, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn

Sunday May 1-2:30pm-The Primitive QT, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn

The AG Center has 15 premium camp sites just steps from the main auditorium. There are plenty of state parks, hotels and restaurants close by. You will not want to miss this year in the hills with Wilburn and Wilburn at the annual Jackie Wilburn Memorial Spring Sing.

For more info or for a free brochure call 256-459-4769. The AG center is located at 159 AG Center Lane, South Carthage, Tennessee, 37030.

If you would like to interview Wilburn & Wilburn contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com .

To learn more about Wilburn and Wilburn go here  or on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn .

To book Wilburn and Wilburn contact Beckie Simmons at the Beckie Simmons Agency at beckie@bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500 .

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About Wilburn & Wilburn

Wilburn & Wilburn, the Father – Son team of Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn are continuing the tradition for three generations. Jonathan spent the first 16 years of his Southern Gospel Music career singing with his family, the Wilburns, one of Gospel Music’s most beloved and respected families. In 1996 Jonathan would move to Gadsden, Alabama where he would anchor the lead position with Gold City for the next 12 years.

Adding a dimension to this group is Jonathan’s son Jordan. Feeling his call to sing Gospel music at a young age, it is a great match of Father and Son to create a great sound and an excitement that enhances any worship service.


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Rusty Golden: Sober

Written by Staff on August 25, 2015 – 7:29 am -

Rusty Golden. Sober1Review by Lorraine Walker

Have you ever been driving in the dark when you look up and see a house with all of its drapes open and blinds drawn up? The inside lights reveal the life of the occupant and you are drawn in by the intimacy and honesty of that stranger’s world. Sober opens up all of the windows and doors of Rusty Golden’s heart and draws you into his world of addiction recovery, faith, relationships and all the stuff that is life.

 

Golden has shared with me in the past about his battle to reach recovery, and though I could write word upon word about the darkness that addicts experience and what it means to reach the Light, nothing I write could help you understand this journey as much as Sober. From “Out of My Hands” through to becoming “Stoned on Love,” the emotion and the expression of Golden’s gravelly vocals will speak to your heart. If you can listen to this CD all the way through without tears falling, you are made of stronger stuff than I am. You can hear a sampler of the album here.

 

Golden has always reminded me of Elton John with the way he interprets music, and I can hear this influence throughout. I love the piano riffs, the incredible saxophone and the driving guitar beat. Just like Sir Elton’s music, you will not get bored or have that déjà vu feeling that every song sounds the same. Golden is gifted and musically articulate.

 

Rusty Golden 2Each time I have listened to this album, I have been grabbed by the message in a different song. Beginning with “Out Of My Hands,” Golden shows us what it takes to maintain recovery from addiction. However, each track speaks to events that all of us experience. From lines such as “the fine line separating right from wrong that oughta be obvious is all but gone” from “Things I Lean On,” to “…sinning faster than Momma was praying,” the “God-shaped hole” of “Hollow Man,” and the enthusiastic “Stoned on Love,” we can relate to times when we felt ‘hollow’ to times when we were so filled with the love of Jesus, we had a natural high.

 

Rusty Golden has written many songs for Southern Gospel artists, but fans of “John In The Jordan” should be alerted that this CD is not filled with quartet-style songs. In my opinion, perhaps only a couple of the tunes are playable on Southern Gospel Radio: “The Reason Why I’m Here,” “Thank You Lord For This Day,” and perhaps “Living Right Now.” However, if you enjoy variety and gutsy vocals, this CD is for you. If you feel the relief in “I found Heaven in the hell I raised, in the not-so-good-old, ‘good old days…'”; pain in “though I love you I have to give you up;” and the dependence in “show me how to walk on feet of clay,” then this is an album you want to add to your collection immediately.Rusty Golden studio. T3 Photography. Sound Kitchen

 

From an Inspirational Country and regular Country music radio point of view, most of these songs will appeal to a wide demographic. “Things I Lean On” has an easy feel, perhaps this is one that should introduce listeners to the world of Rusty Golden. This world is intense, provocative and edgy, but not one to be ignored. Sometimes we think we should present a picture with all the right pieces in place. Golden is not afraid to let you know that, like most of us, some of the puzzle pieces are still in the box.

 

This album is for those who are sober and those who want to be, for those with family who are addicted and those who have ever prayed for someone to find freedom. For the small minority of people whose lives have never touched those in need of recovery, you will find your own lyric on this album that will speak to whatever you are going through.

 

Sober by Rusty Golden can be purchased here on his website, or on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and other outlets. Find out more about Golden on Facebook or online. Follow on Twitter.

 

For monthly reviews of Gospel CDs, see the latest version of the SGN Scoops digital magazine, found on the SGN Scoops mainpage. 

 

 


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Christian Country Expo off to a Foot-Stompin’ Start!

Written by Staff on August 24, 2015 – 5:49 pm -

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Marty Raybon

Pigeon Forge TN (August 24, 2015) – The Christian Country Expo at the Smoky Mountain Resort, Pigeon Forge TN, got off to a great start on Monday.

CCE logoThe Jam Session, sponsored by Firehouse Subs, is being held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Many of the artists joined in this informal musical session and played well-known songs to the appreciative audience. Thanks to Firehouse Subs for partnering with us on this great event!

Jam Session with Chris Golden

Jam Session with Chris Golden

On Monday night at the mainstage, the _MG_7176headliner was Marty Raybon. A Country star both as a solo artist and with Shenandoah, Marty has been very active in the Christian Country circuit as well, telling his audiences about the change that Jesus has made in his life.

Marty Raybon recorded a song with soloist Sharron Kay King on her latest album. Marty joined Sharron during her set to perform this song live during the evening.

We hope you enjoy this collection of photos from the first day and night of the Christian Country Expo.

CCE continues at Pigeon Forge through Thursday, August 27. Join us!

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Along with T Graham Brown (Wednesday night only), the CCE is happy to present Chuck Day, Chris Golden, Jim Sheldon, Tommy Brandt, Jan Harbuck, Ava Kasich, Tina Wakefield, Jerry Branscom, and many more. Doors open at the Center at 5:00 pm on Monday night and again on Tuesday morning at _MG_72279:30 am for music showcases. The main theme of the event is: “Salute To Our Heroes,” and CCE invites all servicemen and first responders to come out and be recognized.

For more information on CCE, go to the Facebook or website page.

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Tommy Brandt and Ava Kasich

Contact Rob Patz for more information and tickets. 306.966.0741 or rob@sgnscoops.com

 

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Jim Sheldon

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SGN Scoops’ Fast Five: The Matt Jones Group

Written by Staff on August 24, 2015 – 8:00 am -

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Matt Jones Group

The Matt Jones Group is a new duet on the Gospel music scene, hailing from the great state of Texas. Matt Jones and Lisa Dye have come from different Gospel music backgrounds to begin a new ministry together.

Vivian Belknap, writer for SGN Scoops, was at the Denton Gospelfest a few months back. Vivian had the privilege to hear this duo in one of their first

Matt Jones and Lisa Dye at the Denton Gospelfest.

Matt Jones and Lisa Dye at the Denton Gospelfest.

appearances together. Vivian wrote, “The concert began with Lisa Dye, a local singer from Grand Prairie Texas, the daughter of Glen Dye, who opened with ‘The Holy Hills of Heaven,’ and ‘This Ship Was Made to Sail.’ Then Matt Jones, a member of the King’s River trio from Ft. Worth, Texas, joined her on stage. Not only did they sing a duet, but he also did a fine job on the keyboard.”

We hope you enjoy this opportunity to get to know the Matt Jones Group!
SGN: Tell us about how The Matt Jones Group began in ministry?
MJG: Matt sang lead for a group KingsRiver for the last 10 years, and it was during that time that he studied the craft and learned as much as possible. As seasons of ministry change, Matt felt called to start his own group. He teamed up with good friend Lisa Dye to form The Matt Jones Group.
Matt Jones GroupSGN: We would love to hear a funny “road story.”
MJG: We were singing with a few other groups one evening and the group before us was singing and their emcee put his set list on top of our track machine. During a moment in their set he touched that paper and started about 10 different tracks at the same time. We thought the Lord was coming back!
SGN: Please share a little about each member.
MJG: Lisa Dye is carrying on a tradition of traveling and singing but is currently writing her own history in gospel music. She lives in Grand Prairie, TX with her two dogs, Abby and Maddi.

Matt Jones had a dream to sing gospel music and that dream came true in 2005 after graduating high school. He is now stepping out on faith and trusting God as he puts his very own group out on the road to sing gospel music and share the good news of Jesus. He lives in Aledo, TX.

SGN: If a church wanted to book you guys, how would they do that?
MJG: Go to www.themattjonesgroup.com There is a booking form on the home page and there is also a media page with references.
MJG is also on Instagram: http://instagram.com/themattjonesgroup
You can fine MJG on Facebook too!
matt jones group 2SGN: What are some future goals of The Matt Jones Group?
MJG: To broaden our ministry outside of the great state of Texas!
Thanks to Matt and Lisa for joining us for another SGN Scoops’ Fast Five!
We hope you take the opportunity to visit their website, check out their schedule and listen to the music of this fine duo.
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