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Donna King’s Debut Solo Christmas Album, SONG OF NOEL, To Be Spotlighted, This Weekend, On The Gospel Greats

Written by SGN Scoops on December 13, 2013 – 8:49 am -

kbku_DonnaKingSongOfNoelAlbumCoverNashville, TN (12/13/2013) – Donna King, best known for her years as powerhouse vocalist with Hope’s Call and her behind the scenes production, songwriting, and marketing work in Gospel Music has released her first solo project.  The new album is a Christmas recording and will be spotlighted on this week’s edition of THE GOSPEL GREATS hosted by Paul Heil.

The album, SONG OF NOEL, features some of Donna’s favorite classic Christmas songs, along with some original songs, many of which she wrote with her husband Zane and another co-writer, Rachel Morgan Perry.  The album also includes a soon to be classic Christmas song, written by Joel Lindsey and Matthew Garinger entitled “GIVE ME THIS NIGHT.”

In addition to the Christmas project, Donna is sharing music and ministry with her husband, Zane.  Their last single to radio, “Hallelujah, Jesus Saves,” made a HUGE splash on the radio airwaves, quickly rising to the TOP 15 songs on the monthly Singing News charts and coming in at number 3 on their weekly chart. Their newest single, “Shine,” is showing the same energy as it recently landed in the TOP 10 new releases across the country on the Singing New’s new release chart.

“For many years, during my haitus from recording and traveling in ministry, I found tremendous gratification in helping other artists to make music and expand their horizons in ministry,” expresses Donna.  She continues,”I still absolutely LOVE that and I continue to walk gratefully with artists, in the making of their albums, as a producer, and in helping them to get their songs to radio, so the world can hear the gifts GOD has given them.  To be honest, I had resolved that this was my role and singing was over for me,  but GOD never let the tug leave my heart.  Truly, when I look back over the last several years, I can see how He graciously mapped out and executed HIS plans for my life. To be back in the studio, recording music for this Christmas record, and, with my husband, Zane, leaves me with so much gratitude, I cannot even begin to explain it.  I am loving being back out on the road again. Thank you to my many friends and colleagues who have offered encouragement and continue to believe in my calling.”

You can listen to this week’s edition of the Gospel Greats, throughout the weekend, on radio stations around the world and on Sirius XM’s Enlighten.  To find a station and time that suits your schedule, visit thegospelgreats.com.

To learn more about Donna King and her music, visit donnakingmusic.com.  And, you can learn more about the dynamic duo, Zane and Donna King, by visiting zaneanddonnaking.com.  You can purchase SONG OF NOEL on either website, or digitally, on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music delivery sites.

Donna is currently touring with the Bowling Family, Gold City, and Steve Ladd, on the VOICE OF HOPE CHRISTMAS TOUR sponsored by Compassion International.  The tour will be in Jackson, OH tonight and will finish tomorrow night in Kendallville, IN.  More information is available HERE.

For a HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO of DONNA KING or the ALBUM COVER, email verticalsky@comcast.net.


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July 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 9, 2013 – 1:33 pm -

 

Welcome to the July edition of SGNScoops Magazine. We are pleased to showcase the legendary ministry of the Kingsmen Quartet! The Kingsmen have been singing the gospel since the 70’s. Our cover story reflects on the heritage of the Kingsmen and gives their latest news. Also in this issue, enjoy reading about the latest in the ministries of Renaissance Revival, Steve Ladd, and Tribute Quartet. Enjoy the Younger Perspective featuring Ms. Hope Bowling of the Bowling Family. Get a re-cap on the Memphis Quartet show, a concert review on Triumphant Quartet and don’t miss the review on the 18th Annual Father’s Day Concert too. Make sure you catch up on the latest developments of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and make plans to be with us in October as we honor Ed O’neal and host the Diamond Awards. And- there is more! See what music is hot this month, get Christian fitness tips, be encouraged by Dr. Jeff Steele and get the inside scoop on the Women’s Homecoming taping with Ms. Lou Hildreth- all in this free issue of SGNScoops Magazine. Thanks to our SGNScoops team and we say, welcome to our newest staff writer, Craig Harris! Please enjoy and share!


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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 24, 2013 – 11:37 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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Praise Inc on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on September 20, 2011 – 11:17 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are members of Praise, Incorporated.  The Feature Group is One Achord, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Ken and Jean visit a concert in Bristow, OK, to hear the Bowling Family sing.  Jean reviews a new CD by New Direction Trio, and the show features singing by Fair Haven Quartet and The Whisnants. The latest Gospel Music Today webcast is online now at www.gospelmusictoday.com


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“Family” Unites For The Bowling Family

Written by Scoops Staff on August 4, 2010 – 9:46 pm -

On-site report by Rhonda Frye

Family, Friends and Fans gathered August 3, 2010 at Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville TN for a benefit concert in support of The Bowling Family. More than 20 Gospel artists including Karen Peck and New River, The Isaac’s, The Perry’s, Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, performed for a sold out crowd. Honored guests in the crowd were 4 uniformed, North Carolina police officers who worked the crash scene a little more than a month ago. The purpose of the concert was to raise financial support for the Bowling Family as they recover from their accident. “Part of our family is hurting- they’re in trouble. When part of the body hurts, all of the body hurts.”- Bill Gaither

Throughout the night, the audience was brought to their feet by the music and it’s message. There were also “touching moments” as artists shared personal testimonies of the Bowling’s generosity and goodness. Legendary Ricky Skaggs said in regards to the Bowlings: ” They are salt of the earth people.” The Bowling Children were introduced on stage and later a video taped message of appreciation from Mike, Kelly and Terah was shown. The total amount of financial support is yet to be determined, however a large sum donation was presented, an announcement was made regarding the donation of new microphones and speakers and a love offering was received by participating artists.

When asked his feelings regarding “Family United”, Jason Crabb responded: “Overwhelmed! Tonight was overwhelming due to the caliber of what it took to pull off this event before it even took place. I’m thankful for the work so many people has put in- TBN and Les Butler, especially. Tonight was overwhelming also due to the caliber of artists who took their time to be with us tonight. Artists such as Ricky Skaggs, The Gaither Vocal Band. “Family United” lets us know this Christian Music Industry is who we say we are- It’s deeper than any other. Tonight is a testimony of us living the lyrics we sing.” During Crabb Revival’s performance, Adam Crabb expressed his appreciation and stated: “God has shown His love through you.” In regards to the Bowling’s future, Adam stated: “The best is yet to come. God knows how to make a way when there is no other way.”

There will be a re-broadcast of “Family United” on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 6-9 pm est. on solidgospel.com Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at http://www.bowlingfamilyonline.com/


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Featured Performers Announced For 11th Annual AbsolutelyGospel.com Music Fest

Written by Scoops Staff on June 23, 2010 – 1:26 pm -

Southern Gospel’s Biggest Names like Gold City, The Bowling Family, Aaron Wilburn, The Freemans, The Pfeifers, The LeFevre Quartet and more to Appear!

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (June 23, 2010) – Deon and Susan Unthank, administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com), are proud to announce the talent line-up for the 11th Annual AbsolutelyGospel.com Music Fest.

“We are always so excited about our annual Music Fest,” mentioned Deon Unthank of AbsolutelyGospel.com. “This year is no different. We’re bringing in some of our most requested acts again, as well as a lot of new faces that the crowd will love! We hope everyone can make it out this year!”

This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 26, 2010 through Friday, July 30, 2010. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public.

Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Music Fest include Gold City, The Freemans, The Bowling Family, Aaron Wilburn, Naomi & the Segos, HisSong, LeFevre Quartet, Palmetto State Quartet, The Pfeifers, Driven Quartet, Three Bridges, Freedom, Rejoice!, Sharron Kay King, Crystal River, Southern Sound, Ann Downing, Brothers Forever, The Quicks, 2nd Generation, McMillan & Life, Rod Burton, Mercy Road Quartet, and Sunday Edition.

Additional artists are still being confirmed for this year’s Music Fest. The artist listing is subject to change without notice.

As in years past, this year’s convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night.

For more information, feel free to email the site at 2010@sogospelnewsfanfestival.com . More details can be found at http://www.absolutelygospel.com .

About AbsolutelyGospel.com
AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) has grown from relative obscurity to the industry’s leading internet publication for Southern Gospel news and information in only a few short years. The site includes a wide variety of features, consisting of artist interviews, a weekly chart, late-breaking news, and much more.


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