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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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Troy Burns Family wows audiences with their 26 city “Bringing Good News” Christmas Tour

Written by Staff on December 16, 2017 – 6:35 pm -

Troy Burns Family wows audiences with their 26 city “Bringing Good News” Christmas Tour

Troy Burns Family wows audiences with their 26 city “Bringing Good News” Christmas Tour

Last night in Mount Juliet, TN, the Troy Burns Family were on day 8 of their 26 city “Bringing Good News” Christmas tour. Before the first song was sung, the Christmas spirit was already filling the room with the lights and decor on the stage.

The show began with pianist, Jacob Klutz, performing a medley of Christmas favorites. Troy Burns, his wife, Tammy, and Shane Mathis then took the stage. Their first song was “Good News” which Burns has sang many times before as a 30-year member of The Inspirations who recorded the song in the 80’s.

Troy Burns Family wows audiences with their 26 city “Bringing Good News” Christmas TourThis event was very intimate and more than just an ordinary concert. Each part of the program brought specific emotion that everyone attending could relate to.

Troy Burns Family wows audiences with their 26 city “Bringing Good News” Christmas TourThe audience enjoyed hearing Christmas favorites like “Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem” and “Away In A Manger” as they were performed in tight family harmony. The stage lighting was just enough to secure the mood of the night while subtle enough to where it wasn’t a distraction. You should have seen the eyes light up all over the auditorium when snow began falling from the snow machines high above the set.

Troy Burns Family wows audiences with their 26 city “Bringing Good News” Christmas TourDuring a beautifully detailed piano instrumental of “Oh Holy Night”, the vocalists left the stage and then returned with a festive wardrobe change. In addition to the traditional Christmas songs found in church hymnals, the Troy Burns Family also sang feel-good classics like “Winter Wonderland”, “Jingle Bell Rock” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”. This was followed by a touching song about those we love who are spending Christmas “With The Son Of God”.

It sounded like a well-rehearsed mass choir when the audience was asked to participate and sing along to Christmas carols like “Joy To The World”. One of our favorite moments was when they performed a beautiful version of “Noel” with full multi-media playing on the big screen in the background. Vocalist, Shane Mathis, who is also an ordained minister, offered a beautiful reading and gave a heartfelt testimony. It was a night designed for all ages to promote Christ in Christmas that genuinely felt like a family gathering. And talk about “Bringing Good News”, 8 people have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior so far on this tour.

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GROWTH CONTINUES FOR APRIL POTTER AGENCY WITH HIRING OF JOSEPH REED AS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND AGENT

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2017 – 10:27 am -

 GROWTH CONTINUES FOR APRIL POTTER AGENCY WITH HIRING OF JOSEPH REED AS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND AGENT


GROWTH CONTINUES FOR APRIL POTTER AGENCY WITH HIRING OF JOSEPH REED AS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND AGENT

Hendersonville, TN – The April Potter Agency is proud to announce the hiring of Joseph Reed as it’s new Agent and Director of Marketing. Reed has 30 years of professional experience in the music industry including broadcasting, advertising, producing, writing, and performing.

In addition to his duties as an Agent, Reed will be developing, implementing, and maintaining marketing strategies to enhance the agency and its amazing roster of clients.

“Joseph brings a lot to the table with his outside the box thinking and cutting-edge creativity,” said April Potter. “His extensive knowledge of the music industry is a valuable asset and his love for God is evident. We are so excited to have him on our team.”

Reed was FCC licensed when he was 12 years old and began working as a Southern Gospel DJ at WBCV in Bristol, TN. His broadcast career spans 30 years. He currently hosts The Joseph Reed Show, an iTunes podcast, that has garnered over a quarter of a million downloads. His guests have included Mark Lowry, The Isaacs, The Nelons and many others.

“I met with April several times to discuss this opportunity,” Reed said. “She loves the artists she represents and has a strong desire for excellence. I’m honored to be a part of the April Potter Agency. There are BIG things ahead.”


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HEY Y’ALL MEDIA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MARK209

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

HEY Y’ALL MEDIA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MARK209

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 www.MARK209.com. For booking or management inquiries visit www.apotteragency.com or call 615-479-0954.


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APRIL POTTER AGENCY ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF LARRY GATLIN AND THE GATLIN BROTHERS AND ALL GATLIN ENTITIES TO THE AGENCY FOR BOOKING

Written by Staff on January 5, 2017 – 11:49 am -

APRIL POTTER AGENCY ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF LARRY GATLIN AND THE GATLIN BROTHERS AND ALL GATLIN ENTITIES TO THE AGENCY FOR BOOKING

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

NASHVILLE, TN – April Potter Holleman, President of April Potter Agency proudly announces that APA will be representing all Gospel, Christian and Inspirational dates on Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and all Gatlin entities including Larry Gatlin, Steve Gatlin and Rudy Gatlin solo dates and the Gatlin Brothers (Steve and Rudy) dates effective immediately.

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers grew up singing gospel music and have been performing for audiences for more than 60 years.  They have played such venues as AT&T Stadium, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Rose Bowl, Ryman Auditorium, Yankee Stadium as well as the National Cathedral (Washington D.C.), Crystal Cathedral (Garden Grove, California) and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (Fort Lauderdale, FL) among others.  They have also been featured on Gaylord Opryland’s ‘A Country Christmas’ as well as Opry Country Classics.
Throughout their mainstream traditional country success including Grammy awards and celebrating their 40th Anniversary as members of the Grand Ole Opry, they encounter their share of trials and hardships but have always held on to their faith. Larry shares, “As the brothers begin their 61st year singing together, we are looking forward to the next adventure.  We are grateful to God for our fabulous run and we can’t wait to see what else He has in store.”  April adds, “We are humbled and honored to be working with such a world-wide name such as the Gatlin Brothers and we can’t wait to see how God is going to use them and their testimonies everywhere they go.”

Larry Gatlin And the Gatlin Brothers

April Potter Agency is a full-service, exclusive booking and management company located just north of Nashville, Tennessee representing such artists as Crosby Lane, Gold City, Highland Park, MARK209 and others. They serve such venues as arenas, auditoriums, churches, fairs, festivals, schools, city events, coffeehouses and theme parks, with a variety of artists. April Potter brings to her agency twenty years of experience in the music industry.  Potter, a Franklin County, Alabama native and Music Business graduate of University of North Alabama, currently resides in Nashville with her family.

For more information regarding hosting Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers or any Gatlin entities at your church or event, contact the April Potter Agency at 615-479-0954 or visit our website . For more information regarding Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, visit their website .
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