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Jubilee Artists Look Forward To Christmas and 2015  

Written by Staff on December 19, 2014 – 12:28 pm -

IMG_2056-1024x768The Jubilee artists were recently in Ontario, Canada to present a Jubilee Christmas and SGM Radio caught up with them to talk about everyone’s favorite, Christmas vacation.

[Editor’s note: See below for link to the Jubilee Christmas concert review.]

 

IMG_2039-300x225IMC Concerts and Greater Vision, Booth Brothers and Legacy Five bring the Jubilee series to many States throughout the year, as well as performing a special Christmas series in December. Gerald Wolfe who does most of the emcee work for the Jubilee presentation, is looking forward to having some time off from the stage work. “By the time I get home, our house will be in full Christmas mode, probably have a half-dozen trees up. We go out and run around, look at lights, go to the mall, eat, do what everybody else does. Then right after Christmas week, we get right back on the road. I’m looking forward to it though, I’m looking forward to putting my feet up!”

 

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Chris Allman

Wolfe is not the only one looking for a bit of rest. Fellow Greater Vision singer, Chris Allman says, “I look forward to relaxing, but that usually doesn’t happen. Because we are out here so much, when I get home there is a lot that my wife wants me to do. Then I will be just hanging out with the family. I always take my wife and my two daughters who still live at home (my two sons are married), to a city like Atlanta or Cincinnati and we shop for a couple of days. We like to go to big cities to get away. So when I’m away, I’m on the road, and when I get back home, I’m on the road! But it’s just different when you are with your family.” Allman adds, “And this year of course my grandkids are going to be with us. My two grandbabies are going to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with us. So Santa is going to come to see them at our house, so that’s going to be fun.”

 

Rodney Griffin is looking for to a couple of celebrations once he gets off the Greater Vision bus. “I’m looking forward to seeing my wife and two daughters. The day after we get home is my wife’s and my 20th anniversary. So that will be a fun day. I’ve got her a gift kind of hidden away. I hope she doesn’t find it!” (Note: Rodney told us where but we aren’t saying!) Griffin continues, “A couple of years ago we moved back to Kentucky where we are from. My mom and dad are there as well as my wife’s mom. I look forward to home cooking from my mom. She cooks as often as we will come over! We love that.”

 

IMG_2041-300x225Legacy Five’s Matt Fouch comments, “This Jubilee stretch is 12 days and last year was 17 days. So we got five days less this year, so that’s good. I look forward to doing what everyone else does at Christmas: spending time with the family, especially after having been gone for 12 days. I get to see my little boy and my wife. I look forward to just relaxing and getting to go see our extended family.” The other Legacy Five members may need some rest, but Scott Howard isn’t planning on going home to put his feet up; at least, not for his entire vacation. “We finish on the 15th in Chattanooga and I will get home the morning of the 16th. My family will already be out of town for our little Christmas get-together. My son and I will catch up with them in Texas. We are doing a big deer-hunt down in south Texas. We’ll get back home around Christmas Eve and spend a few days there and then start in on the New Year’s sing. It’s right around the corner…it’s amazing how quickly it’s gotten here.”

 

With the New Year swiftly approaching, we asked the guys about their New Year’s Resolutions. Trey Ivey intends to keep abstaining from soda pop, and Scott Fowler intends to stop making New Year’s Resolutions! Scott Howard says, “I’m not a good resolution maker because I’m not a good resolution keeper. I think my resolution will be to try to be healthier in 2015. I have discovered that the older I get, the faster my health deteriorates.” He laughs and continues, “So I think that is going to be a resolution of mine; to eat a little bit healthier, live a healthier lifestyle, work out a little bit more, try to be not quite so fat and happy as in 2014.” Howard smiles and says, “Well, I still want to be happy, just less of the fat and more of the happy!”

 

IMC’s Landon Beene comments, “I say ‘lose weight’ every year, but this year it needs to be a reality. And to find a nice balance of being at home and spending time with my babies, and doing more of what I love and less of what I don’t.” Matt Fouch remarks, “It’s too early! I still have a month or so before I have to decide that. We do a New Year’s Eve thing at the Opryland Hotel so I try to hold all of my resolutions off until after that because the food they have in the green room is awesome. So any type of diet or food resolutions, I try to hold off on until after that event.”

 

Gerald Wolfe

Gerald Wolfe

Gerald Wolfe is not a Resolution maker. “I don’t make them because I’m no good at keeping them. My New Year’s Resolution, this coming year, is to eat. That’s the only one I can keep!” Chris Allman says he wants to keep his weight off. Rodney Griffin comments, “I want to draw closer to the Lord. I want to read my Bible more intently. I try to read it through every year but I don’t want it to become mechanical. I want the Lord to speak to me next year, give me songs He wants me to write, to live for Him and be a blessing to someone.”

 

It seems that Michael Booth is also on a health-kick for his New Year’s Resolution. “It’s pretty much just my health, to exercise and have a little better diet. I’m 43 now and that is still young, but I’m feeling the miles more than I used to. And I can feel it in my voice too. If you want to sing well into your sixties, you need to be really careful and eat right. And you know, God says it’s a temple. I’ve ignored that because it’s hard to do on the road. This is the hardest part of the day [following the evening concert] because I’m starving, and we will soon be going to bed. If you eat wrong then you get acid reflux and all that stuff. It’s really challenging.”

 

Ronnie Booth is working on his spiritual health for the New Year. “Keep walking closer, staying more in the Word and being more obedient. True success in life is doing the will of God.”

 

IMG_2042-300x225We also asked some of the men what they foresee for the coming year and whether there were any changes ahead. Scott Fowler comments, “The older I get, the more I don’t like change. I hope there are no changes on the horizon. When things are going well, I like for them just to stay put. I’m hoping things will just stay as they are and life is good.” He says there won’t be a new Legacy Five release for a little while. “We are still kind of enjoying our latest recording which is Great Day, and we’ve had two radio singles off of that so far. We will start recording again in 2015, but nothing in the next couple of months.” Scott Howard echoes Fowler’s remarks when he says, “I don’t know of anything I would predict. There’s always change and the older I get, the less I like it. I don’t really plan for change but I’ve grown to kind of accept it. I don’t foresee anything changing. Our group will still be out doing our thing, unless the Lord tells us something different. I feel like we are doing what we are supposed to be doing now. I tell people all the time that it is subject to change. Sometimes God will steer you in a different direction, for whatever reason. I don’t foresee that, but I never know. So I just wait and see what happens.”

 

The Legacy Five men are looking forward to their New Year’s Concert and Fowler is also looking forward to his family’s New Year’s celebrations. “We usually spend New Years Eve at our event in Nashville, Tennessee. We have a three-day event at the Opryland Hotel. 12-million Christmas lights are up, 12 life-sized nativity scenes, and it’s just a lot of fun. When the hustle and bustle of that is over, we’ll have a delayed New Year’s party and celebration dinner at my in-laws. They are of Norwegian descent, so they have some Norwegian dishes they prepare for us, so it’s a lot of fun to taste that culture.”

 

Gerald Wolfe is looking forward to the New Year, though maybe not so much any of the inevitable alterations that life brings. “There’s always change. That’s the only certainty in life. We are releasing a new album in March, the first major one we’ve released in two years. Also, we are now getting into our 25th year, so all of 2015 will be leading up to our 25th anniversary. So we will do some special events along the way, we are giving away a cruise to the Caribbean, all kinds of special stuff like that!”

 

Matt Fouch

Matt Fouch

In 2015, Chris Allman is looking forward working on his personal projects and with Greater Vision. “There are different goals that I have. I enjoy producing. I’m producing a group right now called The Wrights from Kansas; we just did tracks with them. I’m very excited about what is happening there. They have a great CD that is going to be released next year. I’d like to produce some more groups and do several more of those during the year. So we’ll try to get that underway.” He continues, “We have a new project coming out in 2015; it’s already in the can as they would say. It’s already mixed and ready for release. It has some new songs I’ve written and some new ones that Rodney’s written.” Allman notes, “This past year was the busiest we have ever been. Ever, ever, ever. It’s good and bad. It’s good because there is a demand, and bad because it wears you out. You have to have a balance and this year we got close to crossing that balance. So we are getting pretty tired here at the end of the year. We are still enjoying it though.”

 

Rodney Griffin is looking a little closer to home for changes in the New Year. “The biggest news in the Griffin household for 2015 will be if we get a dog. We had two family dogs and both of them lived about 19 years, and we lost both of them this year. It was a tough ‘dog year’ at our house as both of them had lived the extent of their lives.”

 

IMG_2046-300x225Legacy Five’s Matt Fouch is excited about an unusual trip that they will be making in the fall. “In 2015, Legacy Five is going to Israel! We are doing a Holy Land trip and that is exciting and something new for me; I have not done that before. As you hear from other people who have gone there before, it’s one of those things that is an experience of a lifetime especially for Christians, because you get to see with your eyes and walk the places, physically, that you read about in the Bible. I am looking forward to that and I know most of the guys in the group are looking forward to it as well. We are going in October 2015, so I have a little time to wait, but that is one of the things I am most excited about in the New Year.”

 

Fouch says the unrest in the Middle East doesn’t worry him, when it comes to the Israel trip and personal safety. “Scott went there with Dr. Charles Stanley and In Touch, as well as Greater Vision. Scott wanted to check it out and he was there when the fighting was at its peak. He said that he never heard anything, or saw anything, because it was taking place in a different part of the country. He said that with all the different religions of the people that lived in that area, everyone was peaceful. I think it’s a thing where everyone understands that this is a tourist area, so they stay away from it. Scott said there were no problems, no issues with security, so we are not really concerned about that at all.”

 

A Social Media interview guru; Matt plans to continue his On The Couch With Fouch in 2015. “I love doing it. For those who are reading, one of the really unique things about the interview series is that the audience gets to ask the questions! It’s Social Media driven. So if you are reading this, you are probably on the Internet, or on Facebook. I read a statistic that about 70 or 80% of Americans have a Facebook account. So I put out there whom I am interviewing and you guys get to tell me the questions. I ask the questions you guys want me to ask. That’s what makes it so unique. So if you want to follow me on Facebook, you can go to Matthew Fouch – Bass Singer, or if you are on Twitter you can follow me @L5bass. When I do have upcoming interviews you guys can let me know what you want to know!”

 

Ronnie Booth

Ronnie Booth

With a big smile, Fouch adds: “I love Legacy Five, I love being here, and everything is going wonderfully. I’ve been here for over two years now. September 2012 was my first date with the group. It fit like a glove from the beginning. They made me feel very comfortable. I guess they don’t have a problem with me because they haven’t run me off yet!”

 

We hope you have enjoyed these insights into the lives and hearts of the men from the Jubilee series and Jubilee Christmas. To read the concert review on Jubilee Christmas, visit http://www.sgnscoops.com/2014/12/11/jubilee-christmas/

For more information on the following groups, visit their websites:

IMC Concerts   http://www.imcconcerts.com/

Greater Vision   http://www.greatervisionmusic.com/

Booth Brothers   http://boothbrothers.com/

Legacy Five   http://www.legacyfive.com/

Find them on Facebook and Twitter too

 

First published on SGM Radio website in December 2014

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It’s a Jubilee Christmas!

Written by Staff on December 11, 2014 – 11:22 am -

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Jubilee Christmas gang

By Lorraine Walker

 Jubilee means ‘celebration’ and that’s exactly what we had when the Jubilee singers came to Hamilton, Ontario on December 5, 2014. IMC brought the Jubilee Christmas with Greater Vision, Legacy Five and the Booth Brothers all the way to Canada and the audience couldn’t have been any more grateful. Over a thousand people filled Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, where they were delighted to see a platform full of lit Christmas trees, ready to host this special musical celebration.

Christmas Product Table

Christmas Product Table

Having traveled many hours through the night to reach their destination, Landon Beene of IMC said, “It’s been a wonderful trip. We’ve had great weather and great ticket sales. A lot of people are excited about this tour. It was a breeze through the border last night, so as the Road Manager, that makes me really happy! We’ll see how it goes tonight on our way back through.” He added, “This is the first time that we’ve ever presented one of the Christmas Jubilee programs in Canada. We are sold out tonight, so I think the people are excited about the guys being here.”

The crowd certainly was eager as the ticket holders burst through the doors to find their seats. The decorated foyer was filled with the colors of the season and the merchandise of the artists. Preparing for the evening, Scott Fowler of Legacy Five remarked: “It’s good to be back in Canada. We always look forward to coming here and the Canadian folks are fun to sing to, so we are glad to be back. This is our last tour of the year and we are doing 12 Christmas shows in 12 days, so we call it the 12 days of Christmas. The Christmas Tour is the highlight of our year.”

IMG_2041The artists were as energized as the audience as they filed on stage for the opening number. What a delight to hear 10 voices in four-part harmony fill the sanctuary with the opening notes of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” along with a huge quartet-ending. Following this, Chris Allman of Greater Vision entertained the crowd with “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.” Allman later remarked, “My favorite thing about the Jubilee is hanging out with the guys, of course. We love the shows and we love to see the people enjoy themselves. Tonight was a great crowd. If we can see them having fun, it’s a lot of fun for us. We have fun on the stage, just hanging out with the guys. It’s a really special experience.”

IMG_2039Everyone certainly did have fun during the course of the evening, with emcee Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision often playing the straight man to jokesters Scott Howard, Michael Booth and Rodney Griffin. One example was the “Twelve Days of A Gospel Singers’ Christmas,” where even Trey Ivey joined in the hijinks. Howard remarked, “It’s always fun when we get together with all our buddies from Greater Vision and Booth Brothers, our best friends out on the road. We always have a good time. I tell people that we are going to have fun and we just hope you do too! The Christmas stuff is fun to do and I think everyone enjoys Christmas music. We only do it one month a year but I think people would like it year-round. So we may extend this tour next year.” There were several hints of a tour extension and a return to Canada during the evening, but as we know, a lot can change in a year!

Matt Fouch covered in 'snow'

Matt Fouch covered in ‘snow’

One group who is dealing with change is the Booth Brothers, who sang the Evie Karrlson classic, “Come On, Ring Those Bells!” Jim Brady, who is leaving the Brothers to form his own group, the Jim Brady Trio, in the New Year, blessed the crowd with leading the Booths in “It Came To Pass,” written by Gerald Wolfe. Ronnie Booth showed his ‘crooner’ side by smoothly singing about “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire.” The addition of Rodney on saxophone was a surprise to the crowd and one of the many laugh-out-loud moments of the evening.

Legacy Five sang such Christmas favorites as, “I’d Sure Like To Go To Grandma’s House For Christmas,” and “Christmas With A Capital C.” Their pianist, Trey Ivey showed his prowess on “Here Comes Santa Clause,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and this writer’s personal favorite, “O Holy Night,” on which Legacy Five lent their vocals to bring the carol to a powerful, worshipful end. Bass singer Matt Fouch had his work cut out, as he was the only bass on the platform. His rendition of “I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas” turned dreams into reality with more comedy from his fellow singers.

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Hunting For Christmas

Several times during the evening, different members of the groups would join together to bring different songs, carols and comedy. Rodney Griffin stated later, “My favorite part is how the three groups kind of forget their identities as individual groups. As Ronnie Booth explains it, when we get on this tour, the three groups become one. So there is no Greater Vision, Legacy Five and Booth Brothers. It’s just a team of 11 of us working toward the same goal. Right now we are hauling everything out together. A few moments ago we were greeting the people together and now we are hauling out Christmas trees together. We do as much as we can to make it a success together.”

IMG_2040From the big ballads to the acapella numbers to newer songs like, “It Will Always Be Christmas To Me,” as well as fun songs like “Hunting For Christmas,” the men kept the audience on the edge of their seats. Wolfe led the crowd in the favorite carol, “Silent Night.” Later in the evening, Wolfe commented, “The best thing about the Jubilee is hearing the audience sing. They are better than we are! You heard it tonight: “Silent Night”…that’s my favorite part of the whole evening.” He added, “I would do it all year. I just love this kind of music, I love the guys and it’s a lot of fun. It’s different every night because our memories [of how it was done the night before] aren’t that good!”

IMG_2044At the end of the second half, Ronnie Booth opened up the Bible to Luke 2 and reverently began the Christmas story. Scott Fowler followed this with “Welcome To Our World,” beautifully sung as only he can do. The men then sang the energizing, “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” and the lovely, “Christmas Benediction.” Ronnie said later, “My favorite part is the Benediction and the arrangement of that particular one by Larry Goss. That is my favorite of all the songs we do. The other one is the one we sing called, “The Right Time,” written by Mosie Lister. It says so much in such a little space. Obviously there is a lot of fun and people need that, but we are not here just to have fun, we also get very serious at the end, presenting Christ and the Gospel.”

IMG_2042Matt Fouch agreed with Ronnie. “I enjoy the laughter, the fun stuff; but one of my favorite spots is coming to the very end when Gerald brings it all together and shares with everyone, ‘You know, we’ve talked about how the story began with Jesus, and that’s the season that we celebrate. But let me tell you the rest of the story…’ That’s the part I look forward to every night, because that is where we see the hope with His resurrection.”

Michael Booth, one of those who certainly kept up his part in the comedy routines said, “Selfishly, my favorite part is that it is an easy night for me because in our programs I do all the emceeing, for the most part and I’m singing on every song. So it is a very easy program for all of us because we share the load. I also just like being with the guys. We are all pretty good friends. People ask us if we are having as much fun or getting along as well as it looks we are, and we do. We will get up on each other’s buses tonight and ride across the border, then when it gets around 2:00 or 3:00am we will get in our own buses to sleep.”

jubilee ChristmasMany thanks to IMC and Greater Vision, Legacy Five and The Booth Brothers for presenting a beautiful, professional program, suitable for all those who enjoy Christmas music. If they come near your area, be sure you attend and bring an unsaved friend. The music will thrill them, the comedy engage them, and the presentation of the Gospel will bring them closer to the Christ of Christmas. Special thanks as well to Landon Beene, Brian Hutson, the Jubilee crew and the staff and ushers of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, Hamilton, Ontario. We certainly had a Celebration of Christmas!

For more information, visit http://www.imcconcerts.com/tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Bill Bailey’s 2015 Winter Gospel Music Convention returns to Palmetto, FL!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 11, 2014 – 10:04 am -

Bill Bailey's 2015 Winter Gospel Music Convention returns to Palmetto, FL!

Bill Bailey’s 2015 Winter Gospel Music Convention returns to Palmetto, FL!

“Bill Bailey’s 2015 Winter Gospel Music Convention” will be held Monday-Saturday, February 2-7, 2015 in Palmetto, Florida at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.  Over 40 of gospel music’s top artists will be appearing throughout the week – including award-winning artists, MARK LOWRY, ERNIE HAAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND, BOOTH BROTHERS, GREATER VISION, TRIUMPHANT QUARTET, COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY, ISAACS, plus a special GOLD CITY “Reunion”.  This event is recognized as the largest southern gospel concert event in the nation during the winter.  This year’s event also marks Bill Bailey’s 29th anniversary promoting southern gospel concerts throughout the southeast.

Monday, February 2nd  7pm

Mark Lowry, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Martins, Browns

Tuesday, February 3rd  1:30pm

Nelons, Wilburn & Wilburn, Jay Parrack

Tuesday, February 3rd  7pm

Gold City, Kingsmen, Brian Free & Assurance, Mark Trammell Quartet,
plus a Gold City “Classic Reunion”
(featuring Tim Riley, Jonathan Wilburn, Mark Trammell, and Jay Parrack)

Wednesday, February 4th  1:30pm

Tony Gore, Hoskins Family, Southern Raised

Wednesday, February 4th   7pm

Collingsworth Family, Triumphant Quartet, Taranda Greene, Freemans

Thursday, February 5th  1:30pm

Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing!

Thursday, February 5th  7pm

“Jubilee Night!” with the Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, and Greater Vision

Friday, February 6th  1:30pm

Exclusively….the Booth Brothers

Friday, February 6th  7pm

Booth Brothers, Hoppers, Ivan Parker, Primitive Quartet, Guardians

Saturday, February 7th  1:30pm

Harvesters Quartet, Songfellows Quartet

Saturday, February 7th  7pm

Isaacs, McKameys, Perrys, Tribute Quartet, Soul’d Out Quartet

 

VIP Reserved tickets are $135, and include a reserved seat for all six nightly concerts and all five matinee concerts.  General admission tickets are $18 per night or $95 for a six-night pass.  Children ages 3-11 are $5 per night at the door only.  Advance tickets go on sale after January 2nd at Family Christian Store and the Happy Gospel Church office – BRADENTON; and Yoder’s Restaurant & Gift Shop – SARASOTA.  Tickets are not required for the 1:30pm matinee concerts – love offerings received.  Doors open at 12:30pm for the matinees, and at 5:30pm for the evening concerts.

The Bradenton Area Convention Center is located at One Haben Blvd in Palmetto, just off US Hwy 301/41.  For more information, call (941) 756-6942.


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New Jim Brady Trio and New Booth Brothers debut at Legacy Five’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 17, 2014 – 12:45 pm -

Jim Brady Trio

Jim Brady Trio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2014) – The debut of the Jim Brady Trio and the Booth Brothers first concert with new group member Paul Lancaster will highlight Legacy Five’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, which will be held at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

Brady has spent the last 12 years as the baritone singer of the award-winning Booth Brothers trio, but he will now be singing with his wife Melissa and former Legacy Five pianist Tim Parton as the Jim Brady Trio debuts on Thursday morning, Jan. 1.

Paul Lancaster is joining the Booth Brothers, and he will make his debut with the group on Wednesday evening, Dec. 31. That will also be Brady’s last concert with the group.

“It’s extraordinarily rare that you get to witness this much Southern Gospel Music history in one place at one time, ”says Legacy Five group manager and lead singer Scott Fowler. “To see and hear the Booth Brothers for the last time with Jim Brady, and to hear the new Jim Brady Trio and to hear the new Booth Brothers lineup all at the same event is really exciting. What better way than to ring out the old year and sing in the new year … the end of a season and the start of a new one.”

There will be four sessions of this year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration event, beginning at 7 p.m. on Dec. 30 with a lineup that includes the Collingsworth Family, the Burchfield Brothers, Triumphant Quartet and Tim Lovelace. The Collingsworth Family will be back for a 10 a.m. session on Wednesday morning, Dec. 31, along with the Freedom Singers and Rick White.

In addition to performances by both the new and existing configuration of the Booth Brothers, the 8 p.m. session on Dec. 31 will also include Greater Vision and a Jubilee performance that includes the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. Legacy Five will be performing at each session. Then, the event will conclude with a 10 a.m. concert on Jan. 1 that will include Cal Reichnor in addition to the host group and the Jim Brady Trio.

Tickets are available by calling 931-379-7262, and registration for full weekend packages – which include lodging at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel – can be done by visiting www.celebrationnye.com.


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LORETTA LYNN RANCH CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL 2014 GOSPEL FESTIVAL

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 14, 2014 – 1:48 pm -

The Hoppers perform during the 2014 Loretta Lynn Gospel Festival

The Hoppers perform during the 2014 Loretta Lynn Gospel Festival

Nashville, TN – A good time was had by all as gospel music fans enjoyed the second annual Loretta Lynn Gospel Festival recently. The weekend of September 13-14, 2014 was filled with great gospel music and fellowship as the country legend welcomed people from all part of the United States to her ranch for a most enjoyable weekend.

Organizers have already announced dates for the third annual festival – September 12-13, 2015 – and it will once again be held at the Loretta Lynn Ranch.
“We had a wonderful time this year,” said Jeff Sneed, producer and promoter of the weekend. “It was so great to see the smiling faces singing along to their favorite songs and meeting their favorite artists. I am so thankful to this wonderful woman, Loretta Lynn, for beginning this festival! Everyone has a great time.”
Patsy Lynn, event organizer, comments: “My mother loves gospel music and it thrills her heart to hear the music ring through the hills of the ranch. Thank you to Jeff Sneed and all those involved behind the scenes for making the event run so smoothly! We can’t wait for 2015! If you missed this year, make your plans now!”
Loretta Lynn Gospel Festival

Loretta Lynn Gospel Festival

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN is the perfect destination for this amazing weekend of Gospel music. The full service RV park features primitive camping, pools, canoeing, paddle boats and more. Guests can also tour Loretta’s plantation home, the Butcher Holler Home Place, and her brand-new 18,000 square foot “Coal Miner’s Daughter” museum.

An on sale date for tickets to the 2015 festival will be announced soon. Visit LorettaLynn.com to stay updated.

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An Evening With The Booth Brothers

Written by Staff on October 3, 2014 – 3:25 pm -

Booth_Brothers_2010An evening with America’s number one Gospel Trio, THE BOOTH BROTHERS, will be held on Thursday October 16, 2014 at the Hardin County High School Auditorium in Savannah, TN at 7:00PM.

The Booth Brothers were just awarded with six Singing News Fan Awards: Favorite Artist, Trio, Male Singer, Lead, Tenor, and Baritone.
Host artist, Josh & Ashley Franks will also perform. There is no ticket needed.

General Admission is $10.00 at the door, plus a special free-will love offering will be received.

For more information visit www.joshandashleyfranks.com. Doors will open one hour before concert.


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Trio Of The Year – 2014 Diamond Award Nominees

Written by Staff on October 3, 2014 – 6:49 am -

Diamond Awards 2014

Diamond Awards 2014

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is approaching quickly! The Diamond Awards are being held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th. These Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

The Diamond Awards have a long history of being a gala event with surprise guests, great music and an evening of worship. We urge you to reserve your FREE tickets HERE

SGN Scoops would like you to meet our top-five finalists for each category of the 2014 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz with Karen Peck and New River

Rob Patz with Karen Peck and New River

Today’s category is the Trio Of The Year, defined as a traditional group with three-part harmony.

Last year, we were happy to award the Booth Brothers.

The 2014 Nominees for Trio Of The Year are:

Karen Peck and New River

Booth Brothers

The Martins

Greater Vision

Jeff and Sheri Easter

The Diamond Awards are swiftly approaching. Reserve your free tickets today!


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NQC KICKS OFF 2014 EVENT WITH SUNDAY EVENING BONUS CONCERT

Written by Staff on September 21, 2014 – 5:32 pm -

nqcFREE Live Webcast featuring the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, the Hoppers, the Kingdom Heirs and Mark Trammell Quartet

Pigeon Forge, TN Prepares For Largest Event in Cities History

As thousands of Gospel music fans began their journey to Pigeon Forge for the 2014 NQC, organizers are throwing a “welcome party” in the form of a special bonus concert featuring some of the biggest names in the industry.

Tonight, Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 6 PM EST, the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, the Hoppers, the Kingdom Heirs and the Mark Trammell Quartet will perform in a special kick-off bonus concert. The evening will be held at the site of the 2014 NQC, the LeConte Center.

The entire concert will be availabe via FREE LIVE webcast at www.NQConline.com.

Live webcast coverage of the NQC are available at www.NQConline.com and is the perfect way to enjoy the convention from the comfort of your own home.


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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECm7rR4fXz4  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 www.boothbrothers.com.

For more information on the Jim Brady Trio, please visit www.bradyhousemusic.com.  For more information on Daywind Records, please visit www.daywindrecords.com 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 www.harmonyroadtv.com.  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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