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THE DIXIE MELODY BOYS REACH SCHEDULING AGREEMENT WITH BECKIE SIMMONS AGENCY 

Written by Staff on November 10, 2017 – 3:49 pm -

THE DIXIE MELODY BOYS REACH SCHEDULING AGREEMENT WITH BECKIE SIMMONS AGENCY 

THE DIXIE MELODY BOYS REACH SCHEDULING AGREEMENT WITH BECKIE SIMMONS AGENCY

Nashville, TN – Popular Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame member, Ed O’Neal, manager of The Dixie Melody Boys (pictured in attached jpg), has announced that a scheduling agreement has been reached with the Beckie Simmons Agency. BSA will immediately begin scheduling The Dixie Melody Boys for events throughout the remainder of 2017, as well as 2018. “We look forward to this new working relationship with Beckie and her staff,” O’Neal states. “Beckie’s reputation speaks for itself, as does her work ethic. I consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to work together. We are very excited.”

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Jeff Stice Signs Agreement With AG Publicity

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 26, 2014 – 10:10 pm -

Jeff Stice

Jeff Stice

Nashville, TN Phenomenal keyboard artist Jeff Stice has launched his solo career and is making great strides in becoming the premier instrumentalist in Gospel music. Having played with such groups as the Nelons, Triumphant Quartet, the Kingdom Heirs and Perfect Heart the name “Jeff Stice” already brings respect and attention.

Deon Unthank, President of AG Publicity said “I have known Jeff personally for a lot of years and he has proven himself to not only be an outstanding musician, but absolutely one of the nicest guys in the whole music industry. We are proud to add Jeff to the other great artists represented by AG Publicity.”

Also commenting, Jeff stated “One of the first things I knew that I would need when I started on my own was someone who was already good at putting out publicity. I wanted the best, so I immediately went to the Unthanks with AG Publicity.”

Jeff appeared at the 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Fan Festival and received a warm welcome with several standing ovations from the crowd. He has already been busy booking other events including Christmas gatherings as well as other special occasions. Jeff has the ability to tailor his artistry to meet any occasion in a Church or other venue.

Producing projects in the studio is another talent that Jeff Stice has been utilizing before and since entering into a solo ministry. He recently won an AGM Ovation Award for producing Triumphant Quartet’s last project ‘Awesome God’.

Besides publicity, Jeff also needed a booking agent and found another old friend in Beckie Simmons Bates of the Beckie Simmons Agency. BSA is now booking Jeff at churches, concerts, fairs and any other event where great piano music and ministry is wanted.

You can learn more about Jeff Stice at http://www.jeffsticemusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/jeffsticemusic . He can be Twittered at https://twitter.com/JeffsBleedinBlu .

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


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LARRY STRICKLAND ANNOUNCES MAJOR CHANGE

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 8, 2013 – 12:28 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — May 8, 2013 — Larry Strickland, owner of Palmetto State Quartet, has announced a major change for the legendary quartet. It was announced today that the popular vocal ensemble will undergo a name change in the coming weeks. The change comes at a time when Strickland sees the group evolving. “We feel that this is the perfect time to make a name change since we have had vocal changes in our group recently” stated Strickland. “The talent and sound that has come together is exciting! We still have the close harmony, but also this group can deliver unique, modern vocal arrangements for our time. We’ve spent months writing new material, working in the studio and can’t wait to premier our new music to radio and our fans!”

So, what’s the new name? “Well, we don’t really know,” says Strickland, with a laugh. “We need some help, so we are going to our friends and fans, the ones who come to our concerts, to ask for their input. ”

Beginning today, May 8, 2013 through May 29, 2013, fans can submit their suggestions for the new name of the group to NameTheGroup@gmail.com. The brand-new name will be announced on June 3, 2013. The winning entry that is chosen will receive the following as a “thank you” from Larry Strickland and members of the group:
$500 Cash Prize
Front Row seats to any upcoming concert
Meet-and-Greet before a concert
The first copy of the new CD, autographed
Autographed Picture
The group is currently in the studio finishing their new project and a tour will be launched in conjunction with the recording release. “These are greatly exciting times,” says Larry. “I love Southern Gospel Music and I am looking forward to the next phase of this group!”

Palmetto State Quartet is booked exclusively through BSA/Beckie Simmons Agency. Beckie Simmons states ” This is the perfect time for the name change with this Quartet. We are behind them 100% and looking forward to taking this journey with Larry Strickland and PSQ for the future!” For further information call 615-595-7500 or visit www.bsaworld.com.


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Three Bridges Signs Publicity Agreement

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 13, 2012 – 4:36 pm -

Absolutely Gospel Publicity, an arm of Absolutely Gospel Music is pleased to announce an agreement with multiple award winning, Three Bridges for intense publicity. Deon Unthank, President of Absolutely Gospel Music said, “We are thrilled to represent Three Bridges and to bring their name to the forefront of the public’s eye. These are three men who have dedicated their lives to spreading the Gospel and are giving their best to see that the message of Christ is delivered to the world.”

Three Bridges represents a style of music that reaches to all generations with inspirations from Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, Traditional Gospel and even Classical music. Group manager, Elliot McCoy, states, “We feel that we have everything in line to go to the top of our industry and with the help of AG Publicity we are confident that we will attain that status“. Unthank agreed saying, “With lead singer Shannon Smith and tenor Jeremie Hudson, both formerly of the Imperials, Elliot has put together the most dynamic sound in Three Bridges history, and certainly one of the most powerful sounds in Gospel music today. “ AGP Client Relations Manager, Pamela Unthank, added, “I am so excited about working with these guys, not only is their musical ability superior, but their integrity is impeccable.”

Three Bridges is in the process of putting the final tweaks on their newest CD and it will be available for purchase in just a few weeks. Elliot, Shannon, and Jeremie all agree that this is the finest album Three Bridges has ever released. Stating further, Unthank says, “With music like this, talent like this, and the exciting stage presence of this group, it’s going to be a natural step to go to the head of the line in the Gospel Music world.”

For more information on Three Bridges go to www.http://threebridgesgospel.com
To book Three Bridges contact: Beckie Simmons Agency – 615.595.7500 // www.bsaworld.com

About Three Bridges
Three Bridges’ music is rooted in traditional ”southern gospel” and ”black gospel” music. This blended style has made Three Bridges an internationally-acclaimed Gospel group — one that is known for tight harmonies, a unique vocal style, an exciting and energy packed stage presence and, most importantly, for spreading the joy of the Good News of Christ. They have entertained and ministered to millions through their recordings, TV appearances and live shows — which is why Three Bridges has quickly become one of the most prominent Gospel groups in Christian music today.


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SOUTHMEN JOIN BSA AGENCY

Written by SGN Scoops on July 29, 2011 – 4:06 pm -

Jim Hefner, manager of The Southmen Quartet, and Beckie Simmons, owner of The Beckie Simmons Agency, announced today that an agreement has been reached for BSA to handle the Southmen bookings. Hefner stated that he could not be more excited. Hefner also said that he has known Beckie for many years and considers her one of his best friends. She is also one of the hardest working and most respected people in our industry. And that the Southmen are in good hands and are very blessed to be a part of such a great lineup of Artists.
Beckie Simmons states, “with an all-star lineup of Buddy Burton, Eddie Crook, Larry Beck, John Washburn, Buddy Poe, and of course, the one and only Jim Hefner, The Southmen draw their styling from their history with The Statesmen, Happy Goodmans, J. D. Sumner & The Stamps, Masters Five, The Tennesseans, and The Segos.  If you love great Southern Gospel Quartet singing with a touch of humor, you won’t be disappointed with The Southmen.  Be watching for their upcoming TV show, “Singing Down South”, and go out and see them.
In the future all inquires about The Southmen appearances, should be directed to The Beckie Simmons Agency at 615-595-7500, www.BSAworld.com.
Also be watching for The Southmen new TV show “Singing Down South” which will air on the Family Friendly Television Network as well as cable stations across the Southeast.


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Mansion Announces The Addition of Palmetto State Quartet

Written by Rhonda on November 12, 2010 – 10:59 am -

Brentwood, TN (Mansion Entertainment) November 12th, 2010 – Mansion Entertainment has announced the addition of Palmetto State Quartet to its roster of Mansion Record artists.
 
For almost 70 years Palmetto State Quartet has been an integral part of providing a contributing legacy of notable personnel and chart-topping songs to Southern Gospel Music. Larry Strickland, bass singer for the group, acquired Palmetto State in 2009 and has created a talented vocal collection with Paul Lancaster providing lead vocals, Robert Fulton singing tenor and David Darst contributing the baritone. Concert attendees, radio listeners and television audiences are already embracing this tradition-laden group with their fresh arrangements of new songs and timeless Southern Gospel classics. Palmetto State is also scheduled to perform with The Judds during “The Last Encore” tour this November and December.
 
A new single from Palmetto State Quartet is currently shipping to radio, “Don’t That Sound Like Heaven” on the Mansion Radio Hits Volume 2. The new project entitled, “Grace”, will be available in stores during the first quarter of 2011. For more information regarding Palmetto State Quartet visit their website at www.psqworld.com or for information regarding scheduling the group contact The Beckie Simmons Agency at 615-595-7500. For more information on Mansion Entertainment visit www.themansionentertainment.com.


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The Bowling Family – Available To Make Limited Appearances

Written by Rhonda on October 6, 2010 – 9:45 am -

 
Mike, Kelly and Terah will be available for a limited schedule in 2011.  They have an unbelievable testimony to share.  The history of this family is rich (the girls spending many years with their siblings as the Crabb Family, and Mike achieving many musical goals) and the blessings have been many.  But, the grace and mercy of this miracle has brought these folks to a place that overshadows the accolades of the past.  The path is obvious.
The Bowlings are reminded daily that God is still on the throne and miracles are still a part of our lives in 2010.  The ministry of this family will touch your life in a fresh way.  This story confirms what we all know.  The enemy tries daily to bring harm and destroy, but God has the final say!
Watch the story and witness the miracle . . .

Mike, Kelly and Terah will be available to make select television appearances and radio interviews during the months of October and November.
The group plans to return to a limited touring schedule in 2011.
Mike, Kelly and Terah made a special appearance at the 2010 National Quartet Convention.  This was their first appearance after their horrible bus crash.

To schedule a television appearance, please contact:  Crystal Burchette-Johnson crystalpr@comcast.net 615-473-4619
To schedule a concert or church appearance, please contact Beckie Simmons beckie@bsaworld.com 615-595-7500
From the Bowling’s perspective:
“When you feel as if your life is in the balance and everyday is a gift, you realize how real the grace of God is.  After spending lots of hours with Him, I know the calling has not changed and is even stronger.  I don’t remember the accident, but after seeing photographs and video footage of the bus, I have no doubt that God performed a miracle that day on I-85.  Kelly and I have committed our lives to giving back to Him and telling of our miracle.  The lyrics of our songs have become life to me and I can’t wait to sing them again,” Mike Bowling commented.
Kelly Bowling continued, “The day of the accident, I woke up to the sound of brakes squealing and felt the impact of the crash that broke my back.  I immediately heard screams from the front lounge that I knew were my family, children and friends.  After opening the door and seeing just how bad the scene was, never in a million years would I have believed we are all sitting here recovering and not one life was lost.  The memories of that day will eventually fade, and as I look forward to that, I want to always remember what God has taught me through all of this.  I know that Satan had a plan that day, but God had a purpose!  I now look at life so differently.  I feel we have a new vision!  The compassion and second chance given to us makes me want to wake up daily and help others.  When you have cried yourself to sleep over your own healing, then you know how to pray with others about their situations.  There is no way to express the honor I feel to know that ministry is my future.  I am more excited than I have ever been, in my entire life, to return to ministry.  I feel like there is a well bubbling up!”
“I know that the prayers of people changed the outcome of the situation.  Through Facebook and Twitter, thousands and thousands of people were praying immediately.  It is not the normal that changes people’s lives, it is the interruptions.  It’s amazing how when times are tough and tragedy hits, people bind together and love conquers all.  We have a new song to sing and when we get back on the road, it is going to be awesome!  Our lives have been touched and I know God is going to allow us to touch others,” said Terah Penhollow.
23 #1 songs
3 GRAMMY nominations
19 Dove Award nominations
11 Dove Awards including multiple “Song Of The Year” Dove wins for Country, Southern, and Traditional.
SoGospel News Award for Male Vocalist and Female Vocalist
18 SoGospel News Awards
Regulars on the Grand Ole Opry.
Multiple appearances on Gaither video series.
Featured on the Gaither video tribute to the Crabb Family (playing on television networks, 2009, 2010.)
The Bowlings are the only artist in Southern Gospel to have four #1 songs on one album (Faith To Believe.)
Mike, Kelly and Terah (collectively) have sold more than 1.2 million recordings.
Performances at major music festivals from Morocco to Country Music’s Fanfare held in Nashville.
Performances at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Tabernacle, The Potter’s House, to name a few.
Contact info:
Booking:
Beckie Simmons
615-595-7500
beckie@bsaworld.com
Management:
Kathy Hannah
615-975-8087
kathyjhannah@aol.com
Publicity:
Crystal Burchette-Johnson
615-473-4619
crystalpr@comcast.net


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The Bowling Family To Make Appearance During NQC 2010

Written by Rhonda on September 10, 2010 – 3:05 am -

LOUISVILLE. KY—The Bowling Family will make a special appearance during the 2010 National Quartet Convention. Mike, Kelly and Terah plan to be in their booth (317) from 4-6 pm on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. They will also take the stage later that night. Doctors have released Mike and Kelly to travel to Louisville, KY, where the convention will be held, based on the limited two hour drive from Nashville, Tennessee, along with the support of family and caretakers being able to travel with them. This will be the first appearance for the Bowling Family since their horrible bus accident on July 1st near Charlotte, NC.

“When you feel as if your life is in the balance and everyday is a gift, you realize how real the grace of God is. After spending lots of hours with Him, I know the calling has not changed and is even stronger. I don’t remember the accident, but after seeing photographs and video footage of the bus, I have no doubt that God performed a miracle that day on I-85. Kelly and I have committed our lives to giving back to Him and telling of our miracle. The lyrics of our songs have become life to me and I can’t wait to sing them again,” Mike Bowling commented.

Kelly Bowling continued, “The day of the accident, I woke up to the sound of brakes squealing and felt the impact of the crash that broke my back. I immediately heard screams from the front lounge that I knew were my family, children and friends. After opening the door and seeing just how bad the scene was, never in a million years would I have believed we are all sitting here recovering and not one life was lost. The memories of that day will eventually fade, and as I look forward to that, I want to always remember what God has taught me through all of this. I know that satan had a plan that day, but God had a purpose! I now look at life so differently. I feel we have a new vision! The compassion and second chance given to us makes me want to wake up daily and help others. When you have cried yourself to sleep praying for your own healing, then you know how to pray with others about their situations. There is no way to express the honor I feel to know that ministry is my future. I am more excited than I have ever been, in my entire life, to return to ministry. I feel like there is a well bubbling up!”

“I know that the prayers of people changed the outcome of the situation. Through Facebook and Twitter, thousands and thousands of people were praying immediately. It is not the normal that changes people’s lives, it is the interruptions. It’s amazing how when times are tough and tragedy hits, people bind together and love conquers all. We have a new song to sing and when we get back on the road, it is going to be awesome! Our lives have been touched and I know God is going to allow us to touch others,” said Terah Penhollow.

“The Bowling Family accident has united the music community in a way I have never seen before. The support, love and generosity of people continues to amaze me. This should make every person involved in Christian music rejoice and be proud. The Beckie Simmons Agency is currently booking a limited number of dates beginning early next year for the Bowling Family,” added Beckie Simmons.


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Three Bridges Reaches Booking Agreement with Beckie Simmons Agency

Written by Rhonda on August 30, 2010 – 1:01 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 16, 2010) – Exciting trio Three Bridges has reached an exclusive booking agreement with the Beckie Simmons Agency.

Elliott McCoy of Three Bridges said, “We are so excited about being back with Beckie and the rest of her staff. We firmly believe that the Beckie Simmons Agency is the premier booking agency in Southern Gospel music, and we know that she will do a tremendous job booking Three Bridges.”

“My friendship with Elliott McCoy goes back quite a few years,” adds Beckie Simmons.  “The group Three Bridges has always been very entertaining and musically innovative. Now, with the voices of Shannon Smith and Jeremie Hudson (formerly of The Imperials), Elliott has retained the same level of vocal and spiritual quality as always!  Shannon and Jeremie are not only amazingly talented singers, but also ordained ministers.  Elliott can be proud of the talent these two young men bring to Three Bridges, and BSA is happy to be a part of their innovative, unique ministry!”

The Beckie Simmons Agency promotes the biggest and brightest names in Southern Gospel music including such artists as Gold City, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Jason Crabb, The Bowling Family, The Freemans, The Pfiefers, LeFevre Quartet, Crystal River, and many more. To find out more information on the Beckie Simmons Agency – visit http://www.bsaworld.com.

Three Bridges has been preparing for the release of their highly anticipated new recording. The yet-to-be-titled new release will be the first to feature new members Shannon Smith and Jeremie Hudson.

For more information on Three Bridges, visit them on the web at http://www.threebridges.net or http://www.homelandentertainmentgroup.com.

Three Bridges will also be a regular featured artist on the upcoming national television program “Brush Arbor Jubilee” as will be shown on numerous networks and local cable markets nationwide.

About Three Bridges
The music of Three Bridges is rooted in traditional Southern Gospel and Black Gospel music. This blended style has made Three Bridges one of the prominent internationally-acclaimed Gospel groups in Christian music today — a group known for tight harmony, a unique vocal style, an exciting, energy-packed stage presentation, and, most importantly, spreading the joy of being a Christian.


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