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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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NQC READYS FOR SPRING BREAK!

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 www.nqconline.com.

 “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 www.nqconline.com.

 


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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.

DESPITE BAD WEATHER THE CONCERT WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED!

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 www.DeclarationTrio.com.


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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
concert:

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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GAITHER HARMONY SHOWCASE ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF 2013 NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION

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 www.nqconline.com.

 

 


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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 www.nqconline.com.

 


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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

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



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This Weekend’s Harmony Road TV Program Features Concept Video from the Booth Brothers

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 8, 2013 – 9:37 pm -

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN March 7, 2013,
This weekend’s Harmony Road television program features the conceptHarmony Road logo Jan 2013.small
video “She Still Remembers Jesus’ Name” from The Booth Brothers.
Viewers will also enjoy great quartet music from Brian Free and
Assurance, a powerful performance of “I Rest My Case at the Cross” by
the Perry’s. “Love Came Calling” from Triumphant Quartet and music
from Greater Vision round out this week’s program.

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.
Go to www.harmonyroadtv.com 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.

You can also find Harmony Road each Saturday evening and Sunday
morning on WMJN29 in the Huntsville/Decatur, Alabama area and streamed
on the internet at www.wmjn29.com. The program is also shown on Sunday
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”.

If you can’t yet get Harmony Road in your area, be sure and call
your cable system or local TV station and tell them you want TNN/The
Nashville Network and the family friendly program it offers.

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. More information about the
Smokehouse can be found at www.thesmokehouse.com. You can also go to
www.harmonyroadtv.com for station listings, show samples, requests,
great contests 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.


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Southern Gospel Gardener – Booth Brothers On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 5, 2013 – 11:35 am -


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Trinity Broadcasting Network Hosts SGMG Harmony Honors January 29th at Trinity Music City in Nashville, TN.

Written by SGN Scoops on January 26, 2013 – 6:24 am -

All-Star Lineup Features Jason Crabb, Wynonna Judd, Greater Vision, Kingdom Heirs, Nelons, Booth Brothers and More!

NASHVILLE (January 25, 2013) — Some of the top names in Gospel Music will take the stage January 29 in Nashville at Trinity Broadcasting harmony honorsNetwork’s Trinity Music City, as Grammy Award-winning Christian music artist Jason Crabb hosts a special live TBN taping of the 2013 SGMG Harmony Honors.

Sponsored by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMG), the annual SGMG Harmony Honors celebrates the best and brightest singers, songwriters, quartets, and groups in this unique American musical genre that has comforted, inspired, and entertained generations of fans.

This year the Harmony Honors recognize gospel songwriters Mosie Lister, Squire Parsons, Ronny Hinson, Rodney Griffin, Phil Cross, and Dianne Wilkinson. SGMG president Judy Nelon noted that many of the songs penned by these writers are now considered classics, and have been recorded and performed by scores of artists in gospel, country, and other genres of music. “It is a privilege to be able to honor this elite group of gospel music’s legacy songwriters,” she said. “Their work continues to inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds.”

This special edition of TBN’s signature “Praise the Lord” show will feature performances from a number of popular artists, including the Booth Brothers, the Bowling Family, Gold City, Greater Vision, Jeff & Sheri Easter, the Kingdom Heirs, LeFevre Quartet, the Nelons, Three Bridges, Tribute Quartet and Palmetto State Quartet featuring Grammy Award-winning country music great Wynonna Judd.

“I am honored to host the 2013 SGMG Harmony Honors and to be a part in recognizing these amazing songwriters,” said Jason Crabb, a regular TBN “Praise the Lord” host. “I cut my teeth on their songs, and their work has been a big part of my own musical heritage.”

TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch noted that Gospel Music has been a regular part of TBN’s history over the past 40 years. “We’ve welcomed many Gospel greats over the years,” he said. “The rich harmonies and inspirational message of this sacred music have been a blessing to generations of TBN viewers. We’re honored once again to host the SGMG Harmony Honors.”

Admission to the January 29th live TBN taping of the Harmony Honors at Nashville’s Trinity Music City is free to the public, with 1,500 seats available. Doors open at 6 p.m. (Central Time) and the program begins at 7 p.m.

For more information and directions visit www.trinitymusiccity.com.


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