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HARMONY ROAD FEATURES CONCEPT VIDEO FROM THE HOPPERS, CATHEDRAL TRIBUTE AND MORE

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 21, 2013 – 9:48 am -

Harmony Road logo Jan 2013.smallSIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN FEBRUARY 20, 2013 This weekend’s Harmony Road TV program features “I Wish We’d All Been Ready” from The Hoppers and the classic “Champion of Love” in a memorable Cathedrals Tribute featuring formermembers of the quartet. Phil Cross is the featured songwriterof the week. Included in this week’s program is Aaron and Amanda Crabb with the powerful and timely song “Miracle”, The Dove Brothers with their former number one hit “I Can Pray”, from the stage of the National Quartet Convention, and Jeff and Sheri Easter with“Come See Me”.

Hosted by Singing News publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler, this week’s program originates from Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, Tennessee. Smokehouse can be found at www.thesmokehouse.com.
go to www.harmonyroadtv.com for station listings, show samples, requests and more. Other members of the Harmony Road team include Ball Brothers pianist, Cody McVey, doing interviews and stories “from the road”, as well as Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer. Harmony Road can be found each week on TNN, The Nashville Network on Sunday mornings at 8 Eastern, and on other outlets. Information on TNN and its growing list of affiliates can be found at www.watchtnn.com.
www.facebook.com/harmonyroadtv for other times and channels.

Harmony Road is also seen on theWALKtv. For a list of affiliates and information on streaming, including ROKU, go to www.thewalktv.com. Saturday evening and Sunday morning on WMJN29 in the Huntsville/Decatur, Alabama area and streamed on the internet at www.wmjn29.com. afternoons in the Anniston/Gadsden Alabama area on tv24, and on Charter Cable in Clarksville and Jackson, TN where it’s also
available “on demand”. You can also find Harmony Road each The program is also shown on Sunday


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January 2013 Edition Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 10, 2013 – 5:59 pm -

sgnscoops0113_smWe’re kicking off 2013 with a jammed packed exciting issue of SGNScoops Magazine! Get to know the Ball Brothers this month as our cover story. Other ministries highlighted this month are The Whisnants, Rusty Golden,Woody Wright, Richard Kiser, The Brady’s and Sylvia Green. In this edition, SGNScoops shares details regarding the Sandi Patty, Jason Crabb Christmas Tour, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Christmas and The Bridge Ministry’s “The Bridge To Christmas.” Rhonda shares behind the scenes to Channing Eleton’s new music video and Stephanie Kelley shares her Disney On Ice/Wigs for Children With Cancer experience. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews new music and Angela tells how the Williamsons are involved with spreading the Word of God in Kazakhstan. Other articles of interest include a devotion from John Mathis Jr, memories from Lou Hildreth, a challenge to develop professionally with special guest writer, Sheri Thrower. Rhonda begins a new series called, “Whatever It Takes” focusing on the importance of effective faith sharing. Get fit with Laurette Willis, catch up with Jeff Hawes on the road with Karen Peck and New River and read about plans for the 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention! Thank you for making 2012 a great year, and help us make 2013 even better. Please share SGNScoops Magazine with your friends, fans and family. Always Digital, Always Free, Always Good!

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Christy Sutherland And Daniel Ball To Host 2012 Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on October 24, 2012 – 10:36 am -

Seattle, WA (October 24, 2012) –SGN Scoops is excited to announce the hosts for the 2012 Diamond Awards at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Singer/songwriter Christy Sutherland and Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers will be hosting the Awards gala on Tuesday, October 30th. The Diamond Awards is a free event, featuring performances by Crosby Lane, The Ball Brothers, Phil Stacey and Gerald Crabb, along with other exiting artists. Sutherland and Ball will be joined by other special presenters to announce the winners of the prestigious Diamond Awards.

“Three of my favorite things are: singing, comedy and fishing,” says Daniel Ball. “I’ve never figured out how to combine all three until now. I am thrilled for the opportunity to help host the Diamond Awards at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.  The Ball Brothers will be performing and I’m sure we’ll get some humor into the awards show, whether it’s planned or not. No one has said anything about fishing, but I figure where there is a creek, there are fish! This will be a lot of fun.”

Christy Sutherland, a Diamond Award nominee, is also looking forward to Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “I am honored to be hosting the Diamond Awards for the third year in a row! I am especially looking forward to celebrating the Diamond Awards in the beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.” Sutherland adds, “Pigeon Forge will always have a special place in my heart, as that is where my husband and I spent most of our courtship. It’s a beautiful town tucked away in the Smoky Mountains and has always been a hot bed for great Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. I can’t wait to see so many of my friends in the music business be recognized for their talents and ministries!”

“I’m excited to have such exceptional talent as hosts for the 2012 Diamond Awards,” says Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops. “Christy always does a phenomenal job and I’m sure our audience will enjoy the addition of Daniel to the program. I’m looking forward to this great evening of wonderful music and being able to recognize the amazing artists that are in our industry.”

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. All events are free, including morning chapel, afternoon matinees and evening performances, as well as the exhibit hall. The 75th Anniversary Celebration of Lou Hildreth will be the focus on Monday, October 29. The 2012 Diamond Awards will be held on October 30 and October 31 is Family Night. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

Rooms are available at the hotel on site for just $54 per night. Reservations can be made by phone or online. By phone, call toll-free at Toll Free: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. Online Reservations- go to

http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/.
Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”

For more information, email rob@sgnscoops.com or rhonda@sgnscoops.com.


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Ball Brothers To Appear At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on October 15, 2012 – 1:23 pm -

Seattle, WA (October 15, 2012) – SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group are pleased to announce that the popular Ball Brothers will be performing at the Diamond Awards presentation to be held at Pigeon Forge on October 30, 2012. The Ball Brothers, recipients of the 2011 Singing News Horizon Group Of The Year Award, are a progressive young vocal group that performs across the country and around the world. They are the latest addition to an exciting line-up of artists scheduled to appear at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention to be held at Pigeon Forge from October 29 through 30, 2012.

“We’re excited and looking forward to the opportunity of singing at this year’s Diamond Awards,” said Daniel Ball. “This will mark the Ball Brother’s first appearance at this event and we can’t wait to introduce our music to everyone and make new friends.”

Rob Patz, CEO of The Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGN Scoops is delighted to add The Ball Brothers to the growing list of Christian artists attending Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “The Ball Brothers are a vocal group with a unique sound that will add a special spark of enthusiasm to the Diamond Awards evening,” said Patz. “We are looking forward to welcoming this great group of singers to Creekside.”

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, from October 29 through 31, 2012. The 75th Anniversary Celebration of Lou Hildreth will held Monday, October 29. The 2012 Diamond Awards will be presented on October 30 and October 31 is Family Night. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

For more information on The Ball Brothers, visit http://www.theballbrothers.com/home.cfm

Or  www.creativevisionentertainment.com

Rooms are available at the hotel on site for just $54 per night.  Reservations can be made by phone or online.  By phone, call toll-free at Toll Free: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. Online Reservations- go to http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/.

Click “Book My Room” then Click “SGN Scoops.”

 


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APRIL POTTER HOLLEMAN LAUNCHES CREATIVE VISION ENTERTAINMENT

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 27, 2012 – 3:31 pm -

NASHVILLE, TN- Creative Vision Entertainment was launched earlier this week by music
industry veteran, April Potter Holleman. The Hendersonville, TN based business is located just
outside of Nashville and specializes in tour booking, artist management and song publishing.
American Idol finalist, Phil Stacey; CCM frontrunner, FFH; popular Christian vocal group, the
Ball Brothers; singer, songwriter and speaker, John Lemonis; family favorites, the Browders and
debut INSPO group, Crosby Lane are already working with the multi-faceted company.

“Performing and ministering at around 200 different events a year means I need an experienced
booking agent who knows how to get the job done! April and CVE not only get the job done,
but understand the unique dynamic of working with churches and ministry events. April’s
professionalism, work ethic and passion for Christ makes her a perfect fit for my team. In the
short amount of time I’ve already partnered with CVE, the dedication and personal attention is
unparalleled and I am excited where God is taking this team!,” commented Phil Stacey

Daniel Ball of the Ball Brothers continued, “We are ecstatic about the opportunity to work with
April and CVE. Not only does she have a heart for the ministry, she has the experience and
work ethic to get things done. As we continue to grow, God brought the right person along at the
right time to facilitate that growth.”

Creative Vision Entertainment has a passion to expand music to new areas and levels with a
cutting edge, out-side-of-the-box marketing approach. April Potter Holleman founder/president
graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Music combined
with a Concentration in Commercial Music (Music Business). April has worked in the music
industry for over 16 years. She formally owned her own booking agency, April Potter Agency
from 2002-2006 and has worked eight years as an agent with the Harper Agency. Along with
booking, April has worked in management, consulting, radio promotions and most recently
publishing. She has been married to Greg Holleman for 11 years and together they have one
adopted daughter from Guatemala, Hannah Chloe, age 5.

For more information on Creative Vision Entertainment or to inquire about one of their
artists, call 615-479-0954, email april@creativevisionentertainment.com or log on to
www.creativevisionentertainment.com.


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Andy Tharp Joins Ball Brothers

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 9, 2012 – 1:39 pm -

Chickamauga, GA – A couple of years ago we requested your prayers for Stephen and explained his hearing condition. Stephen states, “First of all I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. We’ve known for a couple years that my singing days could be limited because of my hearing condition. After struggling with constant migraines over the past several months, I began to pray and ask God for His direction. Following God’s leading, I am resigning from the Ball Brothers. I will file paperwork to change my last name immediately. Okay, maybe the name change is taking things too seriously. All kidding aside, I feel the Lord is leading me into full-time youth ministry. I want to thank Andrew, Daniel, Josh, Gibson and Cody for putting up with me the past six years. I whole-hardheartedly believe in the ministry of the Ball Brothers and will be one of their biggest supporters. I also want to say, “thank you” to all of the friends I have made while out singing.”

How do you replace a brother? You can’t! Believe us, we asked Mom and Dad – shared with them stories of Abraham and they just laughed. Although we are all saddened to see Stephen come off the road, we are excited to see the opportunities God is opening for him and us. It didn’t take long for us to know who would be the next member of the Ball Brothers, our long-time friend, Andy Tharp. “The first time I sang with Andrew and Daniel in church we were all under 10 years-old,” says, Andy. “I’ve filled in with the guys several times and look forward to being with them full-time.” Daniel states: “I honestly think we could have saved the trouble of a press release and just swapped Andy as Stephen and most people wouldn’t have known the difference. They look alike and sound alike.”

For more information on the Ball Brothers, visit: www.theballbrothers.comYou can contact Stephen via Facebook or email: stephen@theballbrothers.com


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