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Creekside Gospel Music Convention

New Ground Ministries ….

Written by scoopsnews on August 9, 2017 – 4:09 pm -

New Ground is a southern gospel music ministry that was formed by husband and wife team, Dale and Robbie Maxwell in June of 1993.

Recently, SGN Scoops got to hear New Ground live in Russellville, Alabama. This group quickly won the hearts of all in attendance.

For more information on the group: HERE

Here’s a video from the concert!


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Jason Crabb to be Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 9, 2017 – 1:17 pm -

Jason Crabb to be Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Jason Crabb to be Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Nashville, TN  – Jason Crabb, GRAMMY® winner and 21-time GMA Dove Award winning artist, will be honored by his home state of Kentucky when he is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Famein 2018. The announcement was made today during a press conference at the Hall of Fame in Mount Vernon, KY.

Crabb will be honored alongside fellow inductees David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley,  Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon and Bobby Lewis. The induction ceremony will be held May 11, 2018 at the Center For Rural Development in Somerset, KY.
“I am completely humbled and honored to be included in the 2018 class of inductees into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and to share it with this amazing list of fellow Kentuckians,” said Crabb. “I thank God, every single day, for taking this country boy from Beaver Dam, KY and using him. I can’t say thank you enough. It just goes to show you, God’s dreams are truly bigger than anything we can ever think or imagine. To God be the glory.”
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky-born performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers and other music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry locally and around the world.
The 2018 class will join an elite roster of individuals including Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, Florence Henderson, Clarence Spalding, Rosemary Clooney, EXILE, Wynonna & Naomi Judd, Steven Curtis Chapman, and many more.
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2017 Diamond Awards Top 5

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 8, 2017 – 10:22 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

SGNScoops is proud to release the Top Five nominees for the 2017 Diamond Awards Vote HERE. The Diamond Awards will be presented on Oct. 31, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The Diamond Awards gala is a special time of honouring artists and industry personnel who give so much of their lives to this music we love. The evening is full of wonderful music, surprise guests and memorable moments, all made special through the MC talents of Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff.

Vote today HERE for your favorite artists from the Top Five nominees and make plans to attend the 2017 Diamond Awards ceremony as the best in today’s Gospel music are celebrated.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. Be sure to reserve your tickets at and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Rooms are filling up fast so book your place today. For reservations call Rob at 360.933.0741.

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of bracelets available, so please contact Rob today at 360.933.0741. This VIP bracelet will grant the wearer preferred seating at each concert including the 2017 Diamond Awards, special gifts and passes to backstage events, all for only $25. If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob at 360 933 0741.

Find out more about the 2017 Diamond awards by visiting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Facebook page HERE.




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Written by scoopsnews on August 7, 2017 – 4:37 pm -


HEFLIN, AL – Vonda Easley, President of Hey Y’all Media, announces she will be working with MARK209 on their new Southern Gospel release, ”I Can Call Jesus Anytime” off of their brand new project entitled Grassroots III.


Vonda shares, “I was blessed to meet MARK209 a couple years ago at Creekside Gospel Music Convention. I had heard about their hard work ethic and stage presence but it was a pleasant surprise to visit with them and see their heart for ministry. I am very excited to be working with them on this new radio single and I can not wait for the DJs to hear this new release.”


Jym Howe, lead singer for MARK209 adds, “After being introduced to Vonda at Creekside, we have admired her love for Southern Gospel and her passion for the music. After meeting with her, there was no doubt she was the perfect person to be part of our team. We look forward to a long future with Hey Y’all Media.”


This announcement comes during MARK209’s Annual New England Tour and prior to their first West Coast Tour in September.


About Hey Y’all Media:

Hey Y’all Media was formed in January 2015 by Vonda Easley of Hope’s Journey. She has promoted such artists as Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, The Steeles, Higher Hope, Josh and Ashley Franks and others.


About MARK209:

MARK209 is based out of Nashville, TN. The group takes their name from Mile Marker 209 in Nashville, which leads to Music Row, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Ryman Auditorium. MARK209 entertains audiences all across the United States with their brand of Gospel, their Family Friendly Country Concert, and their popular holiday show “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville.” MARK209 is managed and booked exclusively by the April Potter Agency. For more information about MARK209, visit them at For booking or management inquiries visit or call 615-479-0954.

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August 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 7, 2017 – 10:30 am -

August 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s August and SGNScoops Magazine is back to bring you the best in Gospel music features. Cover artist, Kelly Wright, talks with Craig Harris about finding hope in a world full of pain, a world he sees through the lens of Fox news.

Other in-depth articles include interviews with Autumn Nelon Clark, Jon Epley of Greater Vision, McKay Project, Akins, the Joneses, Beckie Simmons, Covered by Love, Bless’d Ministries and more. Enjoy the encouragement of Logan Smith, Selena Day, and Nathan Kistler.
All this, plus CD reviews, the DJ Spotlight, the Top 100, Top 40 and so much more. Thanks for reading SGNScoops Magazine cover-to-cover, from the Publisher’s Point to the Editor’s Last Word.
If you have been encouraged or inspired by the words between the covers, we are so happy. If you have been brought a little closer to the Almighty Father, that is our dearest wish. If you have anything you need to say, please write to us. Talk to the editor by emailing
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Goodman Revival: STILL HAPPY As They Release Sophomore Recording

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 5, 2017 – 8:25 am -

Goodman Revival: STILL HAPPY As They Release Sophomore Recording

Goodman Revival: STILL HAPPY As They Release Sophomore Recording

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Members of the award-winning trio Goodman Revival will soon release their sophomore album with Gaither Music GroupStill Happy, scheduled to hit streets on August 25th, finds the group doing what their fans love best—recording new songs and putting their signature twist on some of the most popular hits originally performed by the Happy Goodman Family.

The “new-yet-established” group, a mainstay among the Gaither HOMECOMING family of artists, is made up of Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes and Johnny Minick, each of whom is a seasoned Christian music veteran and former member of the Happy Goodman Family.  The three performers, hailing from Smyrna, TN, joined together in 2014 to perform and record as a trio, capturing the musical styles and heritage that have endeared them to countless people around the world.  That rich, musical inheritance remains evident on the upcoming Still Happy recording.
“We have been working on this release for about 18 months,” described Tanya, a GRAMMY® Award winner.  “A year-and-a-half is long enough to have two babies!”  And actually, they almost did—grandbabies that is!  Minick’s family added a granddaughter–their fourth grandchild; and Michael and Tanya had their first grandbaby this week, also a girl. 
“A lot has happened to us during that time,” continued Tanya.  “We have enjoyed being in concert on the road and meeting with friends who are moved by our music.  We are loving our grandbabies.  I went through a battle with cancer.  Life has been ‘happening’ all around us—as it does for everyone—and we count ourselves blessed.  We are still grateful for this opportunity and still happy!”
Goodman Revival’s fans are happy as well—so much so they named the group Favorite New Artist of the Year in 2016 at The Singing News Fan Awards, held in Pigeon Forge, TN.  Those fans will be anxious to hear Still Happy, which features such Goodman staples as “Had It Not Been,” “The Lighthouse,” “I’m Too Near Home,” “When They Ring the Bells of Heaven,” “The Answer’s on the Way” and more, including their unique rendition of the Bill Gaither-penned classic “The Longer I Serve Him.”  The songwriter credits for the all-new studio recording include such household names as Rusty Goodman, Aaron Wilburn, Phil Johnson, Joel Hemphill, Minick, Tim Hill, Ronnie Hinson, Sykes and Suzanne Jennings among others. 
Also included on the new release is “The Eastern Gate,” which Minick describes as his all-time favorite Goodman song as it evokes memories from the ‘70s when he played piano for the Happy Goodman Family–Howard, Vestal, Rusty and Sam Goodman.  Another favorite tune of Minick’s on the new release is the barnburner “When They Ring the Bells of Heaven.”  “This song is kind of like riding a unicycle,” laughed Tanya.  “If you fall off you might not get back on!”  Johnny agreed, ”It’s 70mph and a cloud of dust!”
Produced by the three group members, Still Happy follows the success of the group’s debut CD and DVD, Songs in the Key of Happy, which debuted at #1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Southern Gospel chart and at #11 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart.  The trio, recently featured on the cover of The Singing News Magazine, garnered two 2015 GMA DOVE Award nominations for Southern Gospel Song of the Year (“What a Happy Time”) and Southern Gospel Album of the Year.
Still Happy will be featured as part of a television special airing on DirecTV, Dish TV, RFD-TV, The Heartland Network, TBN, GaitherTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN.  It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.  The project, recently highlighted via a Facebook LIVE event, will be promoted via Gaither Music Group’s website, consumer catalog, digital assets, social media and YouTube channel.
The new recording will be exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music and will be available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and
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Fast Five With Cami Shrock

Written by scoopsnews on August 5, 2017 – 4:09 am -

1.  Tell us about how your ministry evolved.

Well the ministry was formed in the Fall of 2014 but it started long before that. I knew at a young age the calling God had put on my life. I grew up listening to southern gospel music and loved going to concerts with my family. I remember seeing Karen Peck and New River for the first time and telling my mom “I want to be like her.” They inspired me!

My parents traveled some and as I got older I would sing with them but it was after high school that things started getting real. I was singing in my church and helping lead worship but it wasn’t until I had gone through many trials that I began to understand why God hadn’t opened those doors that my heart so much desired. He was preparing me for what was yet to come.

2.  Cami, Will you share your testimony with us?

Absolutely! I grew up in a loving, Christian home and by the age of 5 I had accepted Christ into my life. My upbringing played a huge role when it came to decisions I would make later on in my life. It was because of my parents showing me what a true, loving marriage looked like and teaching my siblings and I that no matter what we faced in life, we were to trust God in all circumstances and to love and forgive as Jesus has done for us.

I was married at the age of 20 and had my first baby at the age of 22. By the age of 23 I was pregnant with our second child and facing one of the biggest decisions of my life. Divorce I said was never an option, until I was faced one day with biblically having every reason to divorce. I remember feeling very confused and broken. My world was falling apart in front of me and I had every one around me telling me what I should and shouldn’t do. The Holy Spirit reminded me that God is not the author of confusion and that my sin is no different than anyone else’s. Sin is sin! I chose to forgive and let God begin to heal what was broken. Little did I know at the time, that my decision to stay and fight for my marriage was preparing me for my trial I would face in April of 2013.

After our third child was born, I began to have some complications and so I was to have surgery. The doctor’s assured that it would be a fairly easy surgery that could be done microscopically and I would most likely stay overnight at the hospital and be sent home. After two days in the hospital I became septic and the medical staff had no ideas as to why. Scans were showing my abdomen was filing with fluid but they couldn’t find the source, therefore needing to do exploratory surgery.
I woke up in ICU, on a ventilator and can recall most all of it. A total of 12 long days in the hospital but my husband was by my side the whole time. It was at that point that God began revealing things to me and reminding me that He is faithful no matter what our circumstances.

3.  Please share with us your booking information and how to buy your product.

Everything can be done at

4.  If you could take a trip to any place in the world, where would you go?

There are several places I could think of but if I had to choose one I would have to say Israel. After seeing photos and videos of friends that have gone, it makes me want to go that much more and see the sights from the bible.

5.What are some future goals for the ministry?

I’ve thought about this on several occasions lately and I have quite a few. My ultimate goal is to tell anybody and everybody about Jesus and to encourage them in hopes to get “just one more” soul saved!

I’ve always wanted to visit every state in the US but it would all the sweeter to get to minister in every state.

I would love to write and record an original piece on another album in the near future and to work with and learn from some of the artists that I have grown up listening to.


Thanks Cami for sharing your ministry with us!

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Bros. 4 CD Release Concert

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 3, 2017 – 1:49 pm -

Bros. 4 CD Release Concert

Bros. 4 CD Release Concert

Bros. 4 ministry team would like to invite you to an evening of Southern Gospel Quartet Music featuring songs from their new CD, “God is Here”.

Come join the congregation at Pine Ridge Baptist Church on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:00PM for worship as Bros. 4 share the music, God’s guidance through the song selection, and the stories behind the choices. CD’s will be available for purchase for $15, but for one night only Bros. 4 will be unveiling new witness wear which can be bundled with the new CD for $25.

For more information:
(601) 460-9060 or

Mark your Calendars—Bros. 4 CD Release Concert

August 20, 2017 5:00PM
Pine Ridge Baptist Church
220 Service Road
Laurel, MS 39443

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Cana’s Voice Releases New DVD, Live at Champion Forest

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 3, 2017 – 11:14 am -

Cana’s Voice Releases New DVD, Live at Champion Forest

Cana’s Voice Releases New DVD,
Live at Champion Forest

(Nashville, TN)…StowTown Records is thrilled to announce the brand new DVD release, Live at Champion Forest, from powerhouse vocal trio Cana’s Voice.

Fan-favorite vocalists TaRanda Greene, Doug Anderson and Jody McBrayer, along with the Champion Forest Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra, came together for this riveting two-hour worship experience.

“Powerful. Anointed. Life-changing. Just a few of the words I would use to describe the Champion Forest night of worship with Cana’s Voice,” said Worship Pastor Brent. “Every time I am with this group, I am blown away! TaRanda, Doug, and Jody are not only some of the most talented people I know, but also have the most incredible hearts for worship, the church and what Jesus can do.”

With over 2,600 in attendance to experience this unforgettable evening in Houston, TX, the video was recorded in High Definition, as the world-class trio combined their talents with the live orchestra and 300-plus member choir.

“Cana’s Voice is no doubt an amazing vocal group, however, the live experience of these three vocalists is what makes them special,” said Landon Beene, owner of IMC Management and partner of StowTown Records. “Our goal was to capture that experience on video!”

A total of 17 songs make up the brand new Cana’s Voice project, including all of the tracks off their first-ever StowTown Records album, This Changes Everything. 

The project quickly rose to the top of the charts last summer with its first radio single, “Jesus Never Fails,” getting rave reviews throughout the industry. “I Won’t Go Back” and “Give It To You,” as well as the uplifting “All My Reasons Are You” each are also highlighted on the album. The gospel trio has remained in the top 50 for over a year and taken the number one position four times on Nielsen Soundscan reports for their popular debut album with StowTown Records.

In addition, Cana’s Voice performed classics like “In The Presence Of Jehovah” and “We Are Standing On Holy Ground” during the Live at Champion Forest taping. Writer/Producer Geron Davis also shared an interesting, behind-the-scenes look at how the lyrics came together for his classic song, “We Are Standing On Holy Ground.”

“As you watch, I pray your heart will be touched by the stories they tell…stories of redemption, the power of worship and the life-changing grace they have experienced,” concluded Dyer. “This is so much more than just a DVD! Captured here is the story of a redemptive God who loves us, chases after us and changes us forever. Join our choir and orchestra as we journey with Cana’s Voice to a place of deep and intimate worship where grace abounds and Jesus is lifted high!”

Live at Champion Forest will be available at Christian bookstores and outlets worldwide August 4th.

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Exodus to release “Behold the Lamb” video

Written by Staff on August 2, 2017 – 3:02 pm -

Exodus to release video for "Behold The Lamb"

Exodus to release video for “Behold The Lamb”

Exodus members Mike Watson, Susan Brady, Mary Scott and Cole Watson, from Gadsden, Alab., just released their new single, “Behold The Lamb,” to Southern Gospel radio.  The group has now made a new video to be released shortly.


“Behold The Lamb,” written by group member Brady and Phil Cross, is a beautiful, powerful ballad that features Cole.


Exodus releases Behold The Lamb on video

Cole Watson is featured on Behold the Lamb

Brady tells SGNScoops: “God loved His creation (man) so much He was willing to send His darling Son to be the last sacrificial Lamb ever needed again. When John the Baptist spoke these words in John 1:29 ‘ Behold The Lamb of God which taketh Away the sin of the world’, it was a proclamation, identifying who Jesus was and what He was going to do!

“I love the truth in these words John spoke and wanted to write about them. Phil Cross and I wrote ‘Behold the Lamb.’ Phil said he loves the connection between John the Baptist and the Lord. When you listen to the words ‘Behold the Lamb’…it is a call to worship, to praise the Lord Jesus Christ who came to where we are… so we could go to Him.”
The video and single were produced by Cross, who talks about the anthem in the video below.

The new video will debut on Facebook, tomorrow night August 3, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Central.

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ExodusAbout Exodus:

We became Exodus after lots of prayer. We all go to church together and that is how it started. Our pastor James O. Wallace asked Mary to sing “There Rose a Lamb” for Easter 2011. We were not for sure how the harmony would sound. Mike sang with his mom and dad for years and Susan with her family, Mary sang bluegrass/southern gospel. When we got together to practice over the song, it was amazing the harmony. It was not just the harmony though, God met with us and God used that song, on Easter, for His Glory and Honor. Praise God for His willingness to come and die for sinners like Exodus. We knew then, that it was something special. Our main goal in the beginning is for God to use us to Honor Him, that still stands today. The name “Exodus” came originally from Susan. Mary and Mike were both skeptical, but after praying and studying it, it was perfect for us. We were in bondage of sin, just like the children of Israel. We were both delivered from that bondage. We exited out of bondage and now awaiting that mass exodus that will take place pretty soon for those who have been gloriously saved from the bondage of sin, from death and hell. Praise God for His grace and mercy.

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