Nashville TN – Adam’s Call is excited to announce the addition of Mack Rogers to the ministry team. “For the past month we have talked to people from all around the country, and we are thrilled to have met with Mack. He brings a great passion for ministry, and a great fresh sound to the group. We are excited to see what God has planned for Adams Call as he joins us in ministry,” says Bobby.
Mack comes from a family that is rooted in Southern Gospel music, often mistaken for his brother Mike, baritone for Brian Free & Assurance. Mack and his wife Cassi, reside in Macon, GA and are currently expecting a baby girl.
Information about Adam’s Call can be found online at www.adamscall.com
To schedule Adams Call for your church or concert ministry event, contact the Adoration Agency by calling 615-784-4793.
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Brian Free and Assurance (BFA) announce the release of their Live Redeemed Challenge, an online journey that takes an in-depth look at their new project, Live Like We’re Redeemed. The ten week journey takes visitors not only into the message of each song recorded on the project, but presents a new challenge with each successive week.
Group owner Brian Free states, “Our Live Like We’re Redeemed CD has a heavy theme of grace woven throughout. Every song has a purpose. There are so many facets to the project – whether you are a fan of Praise & Worship, Country Music, Southern Gospel, Christian Rock and the like, or a Quartet fanatic, this project will speak to you. We are taking folks on a ten week online journey that explores the glorious grace God has extended to each of us, and we are doing it in a very personal way.”
During the next ten weeks, those who participate in the Live Redeemed Challenge will dig into the message of each song recorded on the project, discover the Gospel truths contained within, and look inward to see how those truths apply to their personal lives. Brian Free & Assurance extend an invitation to everyone to take part in the challenge by visiting: http://www.redeemedchallenge.
Candace Mills of Ex Nihilo Media explains, “We are thrilled to present an online platform which allows visitors to explore the message of each song from this new project in a unique way. Rarely do you find a CD that can comfort, encourage and fill your soul with hope, revealing a cohesiveness of the Holy Spirit’s leading for a special project in due season. Those who visit the Redeemed Challenge website will experience the album in a uniquely distinctive manner.”
About Brian Free & Assurance: Brian Free and Assurance has been traveling full time in Gospel Music for over 22 years and are the recipients of multiple Dove Awards; most recently, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year for “Say Amen” in 2014. The group was chosen by BBC to represent Elvis Presley’s love of Gospel Music on That’s Alright Mama, a Tribute to Elvis Presley. They have made a number of notable television appearances, including TBN, Gospel Music Channel, Prime Time Country (TNN), The “Today Show” (NBC), and 27 of the “Gaither Video” series. With 34 years of experience, Brian Free is the genre’s most awarded tenor. To learn more about Brian Free & Assurance visit their website: http://www.
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Dahlonega, GA (April 1, 2016) Every year on Fathers Day weekend Karen Peck and New River celebrate with their fans. This year will be the 15th Annual Karen Peck and New River Homecoming and it is their 25th Anniversary as a group, so this is a very special event.
Several years ago, Karen had a pavilion in the form of a tabernacle build on her property in Dahlonega. Fans from across the country bring their lawn chairs and enjoy great Gospel singing for two days. The friends that attend are always blessed by the singing and fellowship.
This year is no exception with Jeff and Sheri Easter along with the Guardians joining New River for an exciting opening night on Friday, June17th. The following night, Saturday, June 18th, Brian Free and Assurance, the New River Band, and Allison Speer will be joining New River to perform before the capacity crowd.
Karen stated, “This is such a special event every year for us but especially this year. We invite all of our friends to bring their own lawn chairs and come to help us celebrate 25 years of music and ministry for New River.”
For more information about the Homecoming you can E-mail Karen Peck and New River’s office firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website at
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About Karen Peck and New River
No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River are a powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known for her country flair and for having one of the finest soprano voices in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.
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Happy Spring and welcome to the Easter edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Just as we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ each and every edition, you will find evidence of the Good News in the features of March 2016. Enjoy the inside look at Brian Free and Assurance who just became a trio and Craig Harris finds out what else has changed with this award winning group. Brian Free himself has been in Gospel music since the ’80’s, and his history is outlined by Charlie Griffin.
Other great artists featured are Phillip and Sharlenae Collingsworth, Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour, The Griffiths, Josh Allen of the Allens, Hope’s Journey, and Aaron Perkins of the Taylors who is currently featured in a faith based film, Providence. Ralph Moore tells us of traveling over a million miles with some of the top acts in Gospel music.
Monthly columns are included to uplift and encourage you, by Dusty Wells, David Staton, Laurette Willis, Selena Day, Kelly Nelon Clark and Jennifer Campbell. You’ll enjoy reading the updates on Southern Gospel Weekend, Christian Country Expo and Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Vonda Easley gives us her monthly DJ Spotlight and Randall Hamm reviews the latest releases. All this and our countdowns on the top Christian Country and Southern Gospel songs in the nation.
Be sure to read it all, but more than that, be sure to take time this month to think of what Jesus Christ did for you when He suffered on the cross, died and then rose again to bring us new life, salvation, healing and eternity with Him. Happy Resurrection Sunday!
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A First in the Group’s 22 Year History
DOUGLASVILLE, GA, January 5, 2016 – Dove Award Winning artist Brian Free & Assurance (BFA) will host their very first Unashamed Fan Retreat to be held October 14-16, 2016. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina at LifeWay’s Ridgecrest Conference Center, BFA will spend three days with a limited number of fans providing an exclusive weekend with the group.
The campus at Ridgecrest encompasses 1,300 acres and is conveniently located just east of Asheville, North Carolina, less than a day’s drive from over 15 states. Ridgecrest Account Manager Annette Frisby states, “Ridgecrest is delighted to have Brian Free & Assurance as part of our fall calendar! They will bring an excitement to this Spirit-filled place in the Blue Ridge mountains!”
Unlike a homecoming or three day event with multiple artists, the Unashamed Fan Retreat will solely feature Brian Free and Assurance with unique day and night time activities. A special feature during concert times will be a live band, with Brian’s oldest son, Ricky, playing drums. Brian shares, “When we were planning this retreat, we didn’t want an event that people would come to and just be sung at – yes, we are going to sing – but more importantly, we want to interact and spend time with our fans.”
VIP Packages go on sale today. For information about price, location and activities during the fan retreat visit the website at: http://www.BFAfanretreat.com Reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 PM EST by calling Ridgecrest directly at 1-800-588-7222.
About Brian Free & Assurance: Brian Free and Assurance have been traveling full time in Gospel Music for over 22 years and are the recipients of multiple Dove Awards; most recently, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year for “Say Amen” in 2014. The group was chosen by BBC to represent Elvis Presley’s love of Gospel Music on “That’s Alright Mama,” a Tribute to Elvis Presley. They have made a number of notable television appearances, including TBN, Gospel Music Channel, Prime Time Country (TNN), The “Today Show” (NBC), and 27 of the “Gaither Video” series. With 34 years of experience, Brian Free is the genre’s most awarded tenor. To learn more about Brian Free & Assurance visit their website: http://www.brianfreeandassurance.com.
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SGN Scoops was thrilled to be a part of the second annual Gerald Crabb Gospel Music Fest held in the North Georgia Trade and Convention Center this
past July. From Wednesday, July 8, through Sunday, July 12, fans were treated to great music, amazing vocalists, uplifting worship and wonderful fellowship.
The Gospel Fest started with a bang as many of the artists gathered at Heritage Park in Dalton, Georgia, on Wednesday night for a Crabb cookout, prepared and served by Alisa Asbury and her family. Some of the musicians got out their guitars and had a Gospel jam session. What a great time of singing!
The evening concerts of the Gospel Music Fest were a delight for audience and artist alike. Host of the weekend, Gerald Crabb, welcomed various family members to the stage. His daughter Terah Crabb Penhollow appeared, along with Adam, Jason, and Jason’s daughters Ashleigh and Emma
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DOUGLASVILLE, GA, September 14, 2015 – Brian Free & Assurance (BFA) announced today the departure of Jeremy Lile after more than eight years of filling the position of bass singer. Many are aware Jeremy has been experiencing health issues the past several months. After taking time off from the road to focus on health matters, it became evident that he could not continue to tour with the group.
The BFA family offer their love and support and are thankful for his time with the group. Brian Free and Assurance will continue to perform as a trio until such a time as the right individual comes along to fill the bass position. Group owner Brian Free states, “We ask that you pray for us during this transition. We look to God to send just the right person to compliment this ministry.”
Those interested in applying for the position of bass singer with BFA can send a bio, photo and not more than two or three mp3s for consideration to: Brian Free and Assurance, P O Box 1909, Douglasville, GA 30133. Applicants can also email their bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Brian Free & Assurance: Brian Free is undeniably the most awarded and recognizable southern gospel tenor of our generation. In 2014, BFA was chosen by BBC to represent Elvis Presley’s love of Gospel Music on That’s Alright Mama, a Tribute to Elvis Presley with his arrangement of Peace In The Valley. Peers responded to their music by honoring them in 2014 with another Dove Award, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year for their single “Say Amen.” While the guys all come from different backgrounds, they all agree on one thing, and that is to use their God-given abilities to take the message of Jesus Christ to everyone they can. To learn more about their ministry, visit them online at: www.brianfreeandassurance.com.
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Photographs by Erin Stevens, Photos For Keeps
The Gatlinburg Gathering was held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg on the weekend of August 19-22. Erin Stevens was there to photograph the event and she shared these pictures with us! Some of the artists that Erin captured on stage included: The Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Triumphant, Tribute, Talleys, Brian Free and Assurance, The Collingsworth Family, Jason Crabb,
Erwins, Ivan Parker, Karen Peck and New River, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Primitive Quartet.
Be sure to make your plans to attend the Gatlinburg Gathering next year.
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By Candi Combs
Daywind Music Group Hosts Greenbrier Quartet Festival 2015
Amongst the snow-topped mountains of White Sulphar Springs,West Virginia, Daywind Music Group held the first Greenbrier Quartet Festival at the extraordinary Greenbrier Resort. The event drew attendees from New Jersey to Florida and even a few Canadians. This endeavor marked an inaugural attempt by Scott Godsey and Daywind to host a multi-day event at a luxury resort. This geographic location is very different from the typical Southern Gospel venues that fans are accustomed to attending.
The Greenbrier welcomed each person with a smile and a large sweet tea! From that point forward, everything was presented on a whole new level. Even the seats in the concert hall were velvet covered while multiple stations in the room held pitchers of ice-chilled water.
Tribute Quartet, led by Gary Casto, started off the first night with their usual flair and energetic music. The lively group performed many charting songs and favorites, including, “Homesick Angel” and “Good News From Jerusalem,” featuring Josh Singletary. Read more »
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Signal Mountain, This week’s Harmony Road Television program features videos and music from Canton Junction with the classic “Wouldn’t take Nothing for my Journey Now”, Devin McGlamery with the touching “While I Still Can” along with Phil Cross and “I am Redeemed”. The program also includes Brian Free and Assurance and the acclaimed video “Say Amen”, and “The Promise” from the Talleys.
Hosted by gospel music veteran Les Butler, Harmony Road is now available to over 85 million television homes across the country in addition to online streaming, ROKU, mobile app and more,
Distributed by Harmony Road Productions, the program features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland Network, The NRB Network (including DirecTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, WGNM-TV in Macon, 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, and Lebanon and WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL. Harmony Road is streamed at www.bbntv.org, Affiliates have also been added in Jackson, TN, Beaumont, TX, and Harrogate, TN. and Northeast North Carolina.
Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center and WMJN29 is the programs technical director. More information can be found at www.wmjn29.com.
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