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Larnelle Harris: The notes that shaped his life

Written by Staff on June 12, 2018 – 8:11 am -

Larnelle Harris

Larnelle Harris

Larnelle Harris has a different perspective now than he once did.

“As I’ve gotten older … I saw a picture in a magazine,” Harris shares. “It was a picture of a turtle on a fence post. When I first saw it, I didn’t think much about it. Then, I started to think about the people in Danville, Ky., and how they’ve spoke things into my life. Then, when I saw it again, I started thinking about it. The turtle doesn’t get on the fence post on his own. I started thinking about the people over the years and those who are still speaking, people who spoke a dream into my heart as a little kid. I didn’t see it as a kid. As I got older, I began to see that.”

 

Now, Harris is speaking … well, he’s letting his words do the talking anyway.

 

He released his first book on Feb. 6, “Shaped Notes: How Ordinary People with Extraordinary Gifts Influenced My Life and Career.” He wrote the book along with Christine Schaub.

 

“People who are close to me, who should be in the book, have talked about that for years,” Harris says of writing a book. “What am I going to tell them? ‘My name is Larnelle Harris. I grew up in Danville, Kent. My parents’ names were’ … there’s nothing to see here.

 

“I was at the Governor’s Mansion (in Frankfort, Kent.). I had been given an award. One of the ladies from Danville said, ‘Whatcha got coming up?’ I said, ‘I’m thinking about writing a book.’

 

Larnelle HarrisShe said, ‘You haven’t lived long enough to write a book.’ I said, ‘I know, but I want to take this opportunity to just say thank you to them, to those people who have spoke into my life.’”

One of those individuals who spoke into his life came along early on.

“Mrs. Georgia Donehy … Mrs. Georgie played the piano and organ for the church choir,” Harris explains. “She taught piano lessons to every kid in town, whether they wanted them or not. I didn’t want them at first.

“She found out there was a little hidden boy soprano in here, and she started taking me around different places to sing. I did a concert in our church when I was nine years old, and she played the piano. She didn’t want anything. Then, she passed on, and somebody else came along. It’s a wonderful exercise for everybody. We’ve all had those people.”

Larnelle summarizes the purpose of the book in two words.

Larnelle Harris“There are two little words we don’t use enough,” Harris points out. “It seems like as we go up in generation, we use it less and less. Thank you … that’s what it’s about.

“Mrs. Georgie used to get on my last nerve. She said to my mom one time, ‘you should not let Larnelle play any sports out in the dust, because the dust will hurt his voice.’ But, now, I hope that every town, city, parish has a Mrs. Georgie in it.”

Harris attempts to honor Mrs. Georgie during his concerts.

“I do a package of songs in concert to Mrs. Georgie,” Harris notes. “I wanted to do some songs that I did in that first concert with Mrs. Georgie in the First Baptist Church in Danville, Ky.

“This book is very little about Larnelle, but it is about the process of God putting people in your life, to take you to the next plateau. It’s about those people who guide you who don’t want a thing. Mrs. Georgie had no idea what the future would be for me.”

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“Rooted” With Billy Huddleston

Written by scoopsnews on June 11, 2018 – 10:30 am -

God’s Got Your Back

“And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.  And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him. And he asked the scribes, “What question ye with them?”

– Mark 9:14-16

 

A crowd comes looking for Jesus.  In that crowd, there are members of the religious leadership.  You know the story; these religious leaders are always looking for a way to trip Him up.  But this time, Jesus isn’t there, so they decide to go after His men. So, they begin to argue and fuss at the disciples.

 

But there’s something I want you to see in this passage that I believe will bless you.  It’s in verse sixteen. As Jesus, Peter, James and John come down from the Mount of Transfiguration, Jesus doesn’t go up to His disciples and say, “Okay guys, what are you talking to the religious leadership about?”  No, Jesus goes to the religious leadership and says, “What are you debating, discussing, and arguing about with them?”

 

When I take in everything being said in this passage, verse sixteen tells me a blessed truth – Jesus has my back.  If I will stand for Him, He will fight for me!

 

Friends, unlike earthly kingdoms, that are defined by a group of people, politics or slogans, the Kingdom of God is defined by the nature of its King – Jesus.  The more we pray, meditate and imitate Him, the more Kingdom life will be lived through us. This is important because Mark’s gospel says, “The Kingdom of God has come.”  Meditate on the words has come, for a moment. This does not mean that we live our daily lives for self and someday when we get to heaven we’ll have a mansion on the hilltop.  What it does mean is that we don’t have to wait for the Kingdom of God to come – it’s already here. That’s what this section of Mark’s Gospel is all about, how to live in the Kingdom today! 

 

What does that have to do with the passage above?  Well, here’s the nugget of truth. When you live for Jesus and walk in the fullness of God, Jesus will fight for you.  When the enemy comes and tries to pull you down – He’s got your back!


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Bill Bailey presents the Biggest All Night Singing in the World at Bonifay Florida

Written by Staff on June 11, 2018 – 8:29 am -

Bill Bailey presents Bonifay Florida's Biggest All Night Sing on June 30

Bill Bailey presents Bonifay Florida’s Biggest All Night Sing on June 30

“The Biggest All-Night Singing in the World!” presented by Bill Bailey, returns to Bonifay, Florida, on Saturday, June 30th at the Memorial Field, 7p.m. – til it’s done!

Featured in concert will be the “11-time Group of the Year” BOOTH BROTHERS, as well as GOLD CITY, the PERRYS, BRIAN FREE & ASSURANCE, the LEFEVRE QUARTET, and the GUARDIANS.
Local favorites, FOUR CALVARY, will take the stage at 6:30pm.
This annual event is recognized as the largest outdoor gospel music event in America!
            
Adult advance tickets are $15; adult tickets day of sing at the gate are $20; children ages 3-12 are $5 at the gate only.
Booth Brothers at Bill Bailey concert

Booth Brothers and Nick Bruno

Advance tickets are available at Piggly Wiggly and Doc’s Market – BONIFAY; WTYS Radio – MARIANNA, FL;
One South Bank – CHIPLEY; Main Street Consignment – PANAMA CITY;
and Dove Christian Supply – DOTHAN, AL.

Bring lawn chairs for field seating, or bleachers are available. Gates open to the stadium at 9 a.m. for listeners to set chairs out.
Sing is held rain or shine.  FREE parking on the grounds. Small coolers are allowed, and concessions will be available.
Memorial Field is located on Hwy 79 in Bonifay, two miles north of I-10.
For more information, call Bill Bailey concerts at (941) 756-6942.
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TROY BURNS presents the TROY BURNS QUARTET

Written by Staff on June 10, 2018 – 5:49 pm -

The Troy Burns Quartet

The Troy Burns Quartet

Woodstock, Georgia (June 10, 2018) — Troy Burns introduced his new quartet this morning, in Woodstock, Georgia. Troy and Tammy Burns were joined onstage by Ethan McMelly and Cole Watson, presenting the debut of the Troy Burns Quartet.

The Troy Burns Quartet

Troy and Tammy Burns

Burns began his career 54 years ago with the Inspirations. Later, he became involved with the Smokey Mountain Reunion and also did some solo engagements.

In 2011, Troy and his wife, Tammy, formed the Troy Burns Family.  They sang as a duet and trio for several years.
Ethan McMelly of the Troy Burns Quartet

Ethan McMelly of the Troy Burns Quartet

However, Troy says, “Something I’ve always wanted was a quartet.”

Burns had welcomed Ethan McMelly to the trio about two months ago.  Ethan, who is from Cleveland, Tenn., sings bass for the group. 
Cole Watson joins the Troy Burns Quartet

Cole Watson joins the Troy Burns Quartet0

Today, joining the group for the first time, is bartone vocalist Cole Watson, from Gadsden, Alabama. 

Watson is no stranger to gospel music. His dad, Mike, formed the group Exodus, where Watson got his professional start.
 Troy Burns QuartetThe Troy Burns Quartet presented the morning worship service at Carmel Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia. 
Watson’s family was in attendance to see him perform with Troy, Tammy and McMelly.
The quartet did an outstanding job and were warmly received by the audience.
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The Whisnants In Concert

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 10, 2018 – 9:01 am -

The Whisnants In Concert

The Whisnants In Concert

People’s Tabernacle Church, 64 Airways Blvd, Savannah, TN will welcome, “THE WHISNANTS”, on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 6:00PM.

The Whisnants, from Morganton, NC have performed all across the nation and around the world including a performance for President Donald Trump.  The trio has celebrated 14 #1 songs including the current #1 Song for the month of June, “He’s Never Moved”. Pastor Josh & Ashley Franks will also appear. For more information visit www.ptcsavannah.com or 731-727-8242


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Saturday Morning Music- Jerry Goff and The Singing Goff’s at Creekside

Written by scoopsnews on June 9, 2018 – 7:20 am -

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is a convention like no other and it’s just around the corner. At Creekside, “we are family” and the atmosphere proves just that.  Have you made plans to be there this year?

Lots of friendships made, reuniting with old friends, and “moments” like this one right here from a few years back.

Dr.Jerry Goff, Tank Tackett, and Bill Dykes reunite as Jerry Goff and The Singing Goff’s

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The Hyssongs Garner Three Diamond Award Nominations

Written by Staff on June 8, 2018 – 2:36 pm -

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond

Hyssongs win at the 2017 Diamond Awards

Orlando, Florida (June 6, 2018) –Recently, the 2018 Diamond Award Top 5 Nominations were released, and The Hyssongs were honored to be nominated in three categories.

The Hyssongs have become one of the top trios in Southern Gospel Music. Over the last year, two of their songs: “Let The Hallelujahs Ring” and “I Tell Them Jesus,” both went to No. 1 on the radio charts. In 2017, the group was awarded the favorite Trio in the Diamond Awards held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

“We are humbled that so many would vote for our family in this year’s Diamond Awards. It was never our goal to win awards, but to rather win souls for Christ. However, it is an honor for our family,” states Richard Hyssong.

The Hyssongs are nominated in the following categories;
Favorite song – “Let The Hallelujahs Ring,” written by Kenna West and Lee Black.
Favorite Trio — Hyssongs
Paul Heil Award – Richard Hyssong (Joy For The Journey)

Rob Patz presenting the Hyssongs with plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops Top 100

Rob Patz presenting the Hyssongs with plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops Top 100

Dell Hyssong added, “Our family could not have done this without the support of our record company, Chapel Valley Music Group. Travis and Shane Roark have helped push our ministry for many years and they are dear friends. We also want to thank April Potter of the April Potter Agency for all she does to book our family from coast to coast.”

The Diamond Awards honor the best artists in Gospel music and are presented by SGNScoops Magazine. Voting is now underway; fans can go to sgnscoops.com to vote today.

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Tonja Rose Celebrates Chart Debut & New Album Release

Written by scoopsnews on June 8, 2018 – 9:39 am -

(Pictured: Album Cover for ‘Me, Jesus & The Highway’ – High Rez 3000×3000 Available Upon Request)

Franklin, TN (June 8th, 2018) – July will be a special month for Tonja Rose and BlueGrass Valley / Mansion Entertainment as there will not only be a chart debut single but the debut of a new album.

 
“When The Mountain Can’t Be Moved” will debut in the Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Top 10 for the month of July. The single was released prior to the completion of Tonja’s new album and was co-written by Tonja and John Mathis. The idea for the song began through an exchange of emails before the concept of doing an album was conceived. The single has also landed in the SGN Scoops Christian Country Top 40 with the official video release receiving organic response through social media and is scheduled airing on several national television programs including Harmony Road TV. 
 
After months of planning, writing songs, selecting material and recording in the studio, the debut album from Tonja Rose official will release during the month of July. ‘Me, Jesus & The Highway’ is being released by Mansion Entertainment on its BlueGrass Valley label and will be available through all world wide digital outlets on July 6, 2018, including digital streaming outlets. Mansion Entertainment digital releases are distributed through The Orchard, a division of Sony.

The new album was co-produced at Mansion Entertainment by Tonja Rose and John Mathis and contains 12 songs from songwriters such as Tonja, Erin Ashleigh, Jim Gaines, Sandy Carroll, Karen Staley, Tricia Walker, AJ Masters (songs recorded by Faith Hill, The Oak Ridge Boys, John Berry, etc), Ken Harrell, Phil Everly (of the Everly Brothers), John Mathis and Mark Narmore. The title cut of the album was co-written by Tonja, John Mathis and Mark Narmore (songs recorded by Josh Turner, Craig Morgan, Shenandoah and many others). This trio of songwriters also penned another song for the album, “Walking Each Other Home”, which features a duet between Tonja and Benjy Gaither. ‘Me, Jesus & The Highway’ also includes a few favorite traditional songs like “Jesus On The Mainline”, “Pass Me Not” and “Softly and Tenderly”.

Label manager John Mathis commented, “Tonja has been in Nashville for several years, she’s had songwriting deals and been a part of other vocal endeavors. I always thought her voice would be a great fit for Bluegrass Gospel and it is! I think vocally and artistically she has found a home. Tonja is not only a great singer, she is also a great songwriter. It’s obvious she worked hard on crafting and selecting the songs for this recording. My good friend George Hairr was involved in some of the post production work and after spending the evening at the studio working on the album he called me the next morning and said ‘John, there are some great songs on here!’ I always consider an unsolicited opinion like that from an industry peer, who has heard thousands and thousands of songs, a huge compliment. I think the songs on this album contain messages that will connect and resonate with listeners across the Bluegrass and Southern Gospel genres … and beyond.”

Tonja recently joined Devin O’Day on The Legendary 650 WSM to talk about the album and will be the special guest artist at several concerts for the Multi-Dove Award Winning group, Selah, throughout the summer.

TRACK LISTING:

When The Mountain Can’t Be Moved
(Tonja Rose, John Mathis)

Jesus On The Mainline
(Public Domain)

Me, Jesus & The Highway
(Tonja Rose, John Mathis, Mark Narmore)

Softly And Tenderly
(Public Domain)

Standing On The Rock
(Sandy Carroll, Mark Narmore, Jim Gaines)

Pass Me Not
(Public Domain)

Walking Each Other Home (feat Benjy Gaither)
(Tonja Rose, John Mathis, Mark Narmore)

Keep Walkin’ On
(Tricia Walker, Karen Staley)

He Does
(Tonja Rose, Mark Narmore)

Hide Me Behind The Cross
(Tonja Rose, Mark Narmore)

Call On God
(AJ Masters, Ken Harrell, Phil Everly)

I’m Not Who I Use To Be
(Tonja Rose, Erin Ashleigh)

For information about Tonja Rose visit: TonjaRose.com.

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Prayers For Little Jan and Family…

Written by scoopsnews on June 7, 2018 – 10:54 am -

 

Please pray for Little Jan Buckner (Goff) and Family. Her brother, Richard Curl, passed away last night. He and his wife, Shelia, had just moved to Arizona. Pray for Shelia and comfort for the family. Jan is heartbroken.
(From: Charlie Sexton)


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Josh and Ashley Show- New Season

Written by scoopsnews on June 7, 2018 – 9:43 am -

This Saturday kicks off a new season of the Josh & Ashley Show! This week’s guest is Pastor Gerome Hilliard.

Saturday June 9th at 3:30 EST

Atlantas TV-57


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