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Jim Brady Trio Names Third Member

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 20, 2014 – 7:55 am -

Jim Brady Trio

Jim Brady Trio

Hendersonville, Tenn (September 19, 2014) – Tim Parton has been named the third member of the Jim Brady Trio in a touching must-see video announcement released over social media.  The group starts recording on their debut album immediately and will appear in concert nationwide beginning in January 2015.

Parton is best known to Southern Gospel audiences as the pianist for Legacy Five, where he moved audiences nightly with his vocal performance of “God’s Been Good.”  He has also played for the Gaither Vocal Band, Gold City, the Speer Family, Vestal Goodman, and others.  His vocal blend and instrumentation will help create an amazing new sound that will be the Jim Brady Trio.

Jim Brady commented, “In all of my years of following gospel music, Tim Parton is one of the nicest and most talented individuals I’ve ever met.  He’s an amazing musician and producer, a heartfelt singer, and a great man.  Melissa and I are excited to have him on our team!”

In a related announcement, the Booth Brothers added Paul Lancaster to fill the spot vacated by Jim Brady.  Lancaster will join the Booth Brothers at the end of 2014.  Lancaster’s powerful and blending vocals will fit perfectly with the Booth Brothers family harmony.  For more information on Paul Lancaster, visit

For more information on the Jim Brady Trio, please visit  For more information on Daywind Records, please visit or contact Amanda Martin at 615-822-4524.

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Harmony Road TV to Present Broadcast Premiere of “Help Me Help Someone” From Wilburn and Wilburn

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 5, 2014 – 11:05 am -

Harmony Road

Harmony Road

Other Music on the Program from Jeff and Sheri Easter,

Hoppers, Speer Family and Booth Brothers
Signal Mountain, TN –  Harmony Road, the weekly southern gospel television program hosted by Les Butler will present the broadcast premiere of the challenging new video from the father/son team of Wilburn and Wilburn.  The program also features music and video from The Booth Brothers, Hoppers, Jeff and Sheri Easter and the Speer Family.  This episode will begin airing on Harmony Road networks and affiliates Saturday September 5th.
When asked about the video, Jonathan Wilburn said “We are so excited about this video. It is our first concept video! This song was brought to us by our producer Ben Issacs. We both knew as soon as we heard it that we were going to record the song. The words got me right off the bat. “I get so caught up in life’s little problems”. Sometimes I major on the minors and fail to remember there are folks going through tough times out there”.  Regarding the impact of the video, Wilburn added “Our prayer is that this will encourage folks to get involved in helping. It may just be helping a person cross the street or open the door for someone at the mall. You may want to just refresh someone by a compliment or a kind word”.
“Once again Harmony Road is proud to present the broadcast premiere of an exceptional video.” said Roger Spears, program producer.  “We appreciate great videos such as “Help Me Help Someone” and dedicated artists like Wilburn and Wilburn who have the vision to bring the song and it’s message to life” he concluded.
Harmony Road TV is now available to over 80 million homes nationwide through networks, local TV stations, ROKU, DirecTV, and a mobile app.  The program is also streamed from several locations.  Information on Harmony Road and its affiliates can be found at  Viewers can also interact with the program on Facebook at Harmony Road TV and on twitter @harmonyroadtv.
Harmony Road is produced and distributed by Harmony Road Productions and features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland NetworkThe NRB Network (including DirecTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, WGNM-TV in Macon, WYBU-TV in Columbus, GA/Phoenix City, AL.  Also find the program on the WALKtv network (including ROKU), Harmony Gospel in Greeneville, SC,  DCT3in Middle Tennessee, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, Charter Cable in Clarksville, Cookeville/Crossville, Sevier County, Lebanon and Jackson, TN and  WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL  .

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Sneed Family Homecoming This Weekend

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 23, 2014 – 10:32 am -


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April 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 13, 2014 – 3:55 pm -

sgnscoops0414_smHappy Easter from the Staff of SGNScoops Magazine! We are excited to present Pastor Matthew Hagee as this month’s cover story. Pastor Matt shares the inside info about his latest solo release and gives an update on Cornerstone Church. We’re giving our readers the scoop regarding the recent changes in the Gaither Vocal Band line-up. You’ll enjoy getting to know Adam Crabb better and will find Todd Suttles a delight! Also in this issue, we cover the latest on the Horn Family, Josh and Ashley Franks and Gabrielle Allen. This issue offers in-depth stories on the Steve Hurst School of Music, The Great Passion Play and also highlights the 2014 Harmony Honors. And- that’s not all! The April Edition shines the spotlight on a  Hinson Reunion Concert and also uncovers new music.  Don’t miss David Staton’s, Can You Handle The Truth and also Lou Hildreth’s Life, Love and Legends as she highlights the Booth Brothers. Dr Jeff Steel, Kelly Nelon, Jennifer Campbell, Laurette Willis and Sherry Anne deliver encouragement for the mind, body and spirit. Get the latest Creekside Update and the top 100 songs right here- always free.  Share with your friends, fans and family!

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Written by SGN Scoops on January 30, 2014 – 8:06 am -

nqcspring breakNashville, TN – The organizers of NQC, the National Quartet Convention, have announced a brand new concert event to take place in Louisville, KY. NQC SPRING BREAK will bring together Christian music’s finest for two exciting days and three memorable concerts. Make your plans now for Thursday, March 27, 2014 and Friday, March 28, 2014 at Southeast Christian Church. Tickets are now available online at

 “We are excited to begin a new partnership with Southeast Christian Church to keep this great gospel music in Louisville, KY,” said Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of NQC. “We’ve assembled some of the best talent in the industry and are looking forward to a wonderful time!”
Featured performers for the two-day event include Jason Crabb, Kingdom Heirs, the Collingsworth Family, Booth Brothers, Mark Trammell Quartet, Legacy 5, Greater Vision, Dailey & Vincent, Gene McDonald and the Sneed Family. A full artist schedule and lineup is available online.
The 2014 NQC moves from Louisville to the city of Pigeon Forge, TN, and will take place at the Leconte Center during the week of September 21-27. Complete information about the 2014 event, as well as a complete schedule of activities may be obtained by visiting


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Declaration Welcomes TJ Evans As New Tenor

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 1, 2014 – 5:52 pm -

TJ Evans Pic(Nashville, TN) Declaration is blessed to announce that TJ Evans has accepted the position as tenor for Declaration. TJ is a husband, a father and holds a degree in Pastoral Studies and Music from Bible college.

TJ’s first official concert with Declaration will take place January 2, 2014 with Declaration and the Booth Brothers at the River Valley Christian Fellowship, 800 N 2000E Rd., Bourbannais, IL.. The concert begins at 7:00 PM.


From TJ – “It couldn’t be any more clear that this is where God wants me. Jake and Kasey share my heart and vision for Gospel music, and I can’t wait to see where the Lord leads us. I’m excited to join the Declaration team!”

From Michael Booth (The Booth Brothers) – “I was thrilled to learn that TJ Evans has become the new tenor for Declaration. He brings with him wisdom beyond his years and a work ethic that is second to none. TJ possesses a golden tenor voice that has all the finesse, power and high notes that a quality group would ever want. Jake Sammons and Kasey Kemp have applied many years of experience to the successful management of Declaration. I am very excited to see the effectiveness of this group grow exponentially as they continue to follow and serve Christ.”

We would like to say a sincere thank you and God bless you to Joshua Horrell for his time spent with Declaration. Joshua has accepted a position with the Anchormen of North Carolina. We pray God’s best for Joshua and all the Anchormen.

Please keep up with all the exciting happenings that are coming soon by visiting us online at

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Christmas Jubilee 2013 Review By Chris Henry

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 9, 2013 – 3:27 pm -

photo(2)I haven’t yet seen a review on a Christmas Jubilee, and so I thought I’d give one so anyone who may be
on the fence to spend the money for tickets to this event can have some more information.

I got to catch the 10th promoted by IMC Concerts in Sacramento, which is about 100 miles from my home. But hey, with these three high-powered groups, I convinced myself that it had to be a good concert.

First, let me preface everything I’m about to say with this statement: I’ve never been a “Jubilee” fan.
Really!!! Don’t get me wrong. I was one of the two original Greater Vision fans out here in CA that
helped convince them and a promoter get GV to come out to the west coast. Legacy Five has been my
wife’s favorite group since they began, and I love their music in addition to being good friends with the
band. And I’ve been a huge fan of the Booth Brothers ever since I heard them sing “This Love is Mine”,
and that love for their music hasn’t ever diminished. That said, the Jubilee CDs have never been my cup
of tea. The CDs I have and the concerts I saw were good, but for me were just not up to the level of each
group’s individual efforts in the studio or on stage. Yes, I’m a pretty critical guy when it comes to music, but that’s who I am and always will be.

I say all this above to point out that I went into the concert very skeptical of what I would get. I was
literally thinking as I found my seat before the concert, “Ok, Gerald, let’s see what you’ve got.”

And Gerald and the gang “knocked it out of the park”! The Christmas “Magic” really made this concert a
special event – one that’s now probably in my Top 10, maybe Top 5 concerts of all time. And I’ve been to
A LOT of concerts.

They started out singing altogether with a Carol Medley, and it was followed by some new Christmas
music. Hearing this introduction of music really got me in the mood for the rest of the concert, a
concert of classic Christmas songs as well as new Christmas songs. Here are some of the highlights of the

Our Twelve Day of Christmas: Gerald introduced this song right by saying that most people can’t stand
the song because it’s so long and monotonous. So they re-wrote it! And believe me, this song was the
most fun of the night. They really sold the new lyrics, and the accompanying screen graphics made the
song really go over (hat tip to Ben Wolfe).

Carol of the Bells: This was performed acappella and was THE highlight of the night. If all you do is pay for your ticket, sit down for this song, and then walk out, you got your money’s worth. The arrangement was just amazing, and by the time they hit the end, it was a feeling of euphoria all over the building. Just amazing. It was that moment you go to a concert to see/hear, and I’ll never forget it.
Christmas Jubilee, as they said from stage, on Sunday December 8th

Oh Holy Night: Here’s where I expected Gerald to take it. Instead, they went with the Legacy 5
arrangement of this song (my personal favorite arrangement). It started with Trey Ivey playing on the
piano, then Legacy 5 singing the 2nd right before intermission. Another “moment”. It’s rare to get two of these in a concert, much less the first half.

photo(30)White Christmas: This is usually a great song on its own. But it’s also a time when Scott Howard
introduces the audience to his Redneck Snowblower. All I can say is that I’ve never laughed that hard in
the middle of any Christmas song. And my 6 year old son will probably never stop talking about it. Some
people say they’re “gonna make it rain”. Well, Howie can now say he’s “gonna make it snow.”

Celebrating Christmas: Ronnie Booth did his Elvis thing to this old Carmen song, and he did it perfectly.
But what really made it great was the “Sweet Inspirations” backing him up. Michael, Rodney, and Howie – nuff said.

Finale: This wasn’t one of those bring the house down finales. They took the last cut from the Cathedrals
A’Capella Christmas album in the 1980s and sang that as a benediction, if you will. It was beautiful and
completely preserved the “Magic” and overall precious feeling of the Christmas concert.photo31

There were other highlights, such as Rodney’s “special instrument”, Michael Booth’s crazy antics as well
as his down-to-earth message to the audience, and Gus Gaches and Chris Allman doing incredible on
their solo songs. I really liked when Trey did his “Classical Christmas” song, where he takes a Christmas
carol and mixes it with a “Sonata” (you may have seen something similar in a Legacy5 concert). I really
enjoyed how the Jubilee gang responded in very comical manner. Gerald and Howie’s back-and-forth
was hilarious during and after Trey’s song. I can’t describe it – you just have to see it to appreciate it.After three hours of incredible music, I could say that my cup was overflowing. The guys didn’t need to come off the stage and spend an hour meeting with the folks after the last song – the folks already loved them by the time we said Amen. But they stuck around anyway talking to countless people, and that’s
one of the reasons I love this music so much. You won’t see Demi Lavato or Tim McGraw doing anything
like that. I love the “family” feeling of Southern Gospel Music.

Like I said above, this is one of my all-time favorite concerts. If you’re on the fence about checking this event out, stop wrestling with the decision. GO! And if you’re not interested at all and just happen to read this, GO! If you’re fan of Southern Gospel music, Christmas music, or music, GO! Don’t make a
mistake of missing this event. Here’s hoping they do it again next year!

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Written by SGN Scoops on September 3, 2013 – 4:58 pm -

Louisville, KY – With less than one week before the kick-off of the 2013 National Quartet Convention, the city of Final GVB StairsLouisville is gearing up to host the annual Convention for the final year. After 20 years of calling Louisville home, the NQC says goodbye this year, but not before the finest Christian recording artists and noted speakers converge upon the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center for one final time, September 8 through 14.

Music will ring from the rafters of the Expo Center in Louisville each day from early morning until nearly midnight. A special highlight at this year’s Convention will be the Thursday showcase in Freedom Hall featuring multi-award winning recording artists, The Gaither Vocal Band, as well as multi-award winning legendary group, The Gatlin Brothers and popular award winning trio, The Booth Brothers. This special Harmony Showcase begins at 11:30am, and promises to be one of the most popular showcases at this year’s event.
In addition to Thursday afternoon’s Gaither Harmony Showcase event, songwriter of the century, Bill Gaither will also host the popular Homecoming Sing-Along concert on Friday, September 13, beginning at 11:30am. The Homecoming Sing-Along will feature a 100-voice Homecoming choir , comprised of Gospel Music’s most talented singers, and will feature many songs from the popular Homecoming Video Series, which is viewed worldwide.
Another exciting showcase event scheduled is Wednesday’s Ken Davis & Friends Showcase. Hosted by best-selling author, radio host, comedian and motivational speaker, Ken Davis, music included during the Showcase will be provided by The Martins, The Hoppers and Legacy Five, as well as a number of other popular guests. Also scheduled on Wednesday is the Bluegrass Pickin’ Jamboree, produced by multi-award winning producer, Ben Isaacs. The event will feature many of Bluegrass Gospel music’s most talented vocalists and musicians.
Several of the nation’s most prominent evanglists, include Dr David Jeremiah and Dr Johnny Hunt will appear at this year’s Convention. Dr Jeremiah is scheduled to speak on Friday, while Dr Hunt will appear on Saturday.
A complete schedule of events set to take place during the 2013 National Quartet Convention may be obtained online at



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City of Louisville To Host 56th Annual National Quartet Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on August 14, 2013 – 6:43 am -

nqcnewlogoLouisville, KY  During the week of September 8 through September 14 over 40,000 Southern Gospel Music fans, representing at least 40 states and more than a half dozen foreign countries will converge on the city of Louisville, KY, for the 56th Annual National Quartet Convention. This will be the 20th and final Convention in Louisville in Louisville, and over the past two decades, while in Louisville, the National Quartet has grown to become Christian entertainment’s largest annual event. In 2014, the event moves to the city of Pigeon Forge, TN, and the state where the event originally organized over five decades ago.

The very first Quartet Convention was held in the city of Memphis, TN, and was founded by Gospel Music legend and former Elvis Presley backup singer, JD Sumner. The first Convention featured the brightest and most popular quartets in Gospel Music. Over the years the event has since grown to encompasses a variety of Gospel recording artists, including quartets, trios and even soloist, yet it still continues to feature the industry’s brightest names and faces.
This year, many of the most popular names in Gospel Music will be featured throughout the seven-day event, including artists like The Gaither Vocal Band (pictured in attached jpg),  The Hoppers, The Kingdom Heirs, Gold City, Greater Vision, The Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, Triumphant Quartet and many others, including multi-award winning international recording artist, The Gatlin Brothers.  In addition to the many popular quartets, trios, duets and soloists featured throughout the week, some of the most prominent keynote speakers in the country will be featured, including Dr David Jeremiah and Johnny Hunt.
The National Quartet Convention offers fans of Gospel Music something no other event can…the convenience of “one stop shopping.” The NQC is the only event of the year where fans can see and hear their favorite groups at a single event, then meet group members and purchase music, videos, clothing apparel and much more at any one of the 500 exhibit booths which span throughout 175,000 square feet. Gospel Music lovers can enjoy their favorite music all day long, as music spectaculars begin each morning and continue until nearly midnight each evening.
Nightly concerts will be held at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center’s Freedom Hall, with afternoon concerts and worship services also scheduled throughout the grounds of the Fair and Expo Center. Complete information about the 2013 National Quartet Convention, as well as a complete schedule of events scheduled throughout the week may be obtained by calling 1-800-846-8499 or log on to


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Gospel Music Today On

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 17, 2013 – 8:54 am -

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