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Butler Music Group Artists Shine At Dollywood’s Fall Harvest Celebration

Written by Staff on November 12, 2017 – 2:14 pm -

Butler Music Group Artists Shine At Dollywood's Fall Harvest Celebration

Butler Music Group Artists Shine At
Dollywood’s Fall Harvest Celebration

Nashville, TN (November 6, 2017) Pigeon Forge Tennessee has become a destination for Southern Gospel Fans. The Smoky Mountain town hosts several major events throughout the year including the National Quartet Convention, Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Gatlinburg Gathering and the Fall Harvest Celebration at Dollywood. During the month of October, several Butler Music Group artists appeared at Dollywood as part of their month-long concert series.

Butler Music Group Artists Shine At Dollywood's Fall Harvest CelebrationThe Showstreet Palace in Dollywood played host to four Butler Music Group artists. The Williamsons are staples on the largest stages Gospel Music has to offer. They performed many of their hit songs including their Singing News #1 song, “Shout.” Also appearing at Showstreet were the Old Time Preachers Quartet, Heaven’s Mountain Band, and Jason Davidson. The Old Time Preachers Quartet, fresh off their debut appearance at NQC, received an enthusiastic welcome from 5 standing room only crowds. Heavens Mountain Band is often mentioned alongside groups such as the Issacs and Primitive Quartet. They appeared on multiple days and their theater was also standing room only for each show. The 2018 Harvest Festival marked the first appearance for breakout soloist, Jason Davidson. “In addition to singing and playing with my own quartet, I thoroughly enjoyed playing mandolin with Heaven’s Mountain Band and piano with Jason Davidson. It was a special treat to play along-side my son, Matt who played bass for Jason. My daughter was emcee for this series. What a proud moment,” states BMG owner, Les Butler.

Butler Music Group Artists Shine At Dollywood's Fall Harvest CelebrationOne of the many great things that makes the Fall Harvest Celebration so great is being able to see so many groups at one time spread out across the park. The Coffmans and Sacred Harmony were invited to perform this year at Dollywood with the Coffmans appearing at the Back Porch Theater and Sacred Harmony at the Valley Theater. Both groups performed to packed out crowds.

Fans are encouraged to make plans now to attend the 2018 Fall Harvest Celebration to see these incredible Butler Music Groups artists and more. For more information, go to www.dollywood.com.

About Butler Music Group

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson.

Butler Music Group Artists Shine At Dollywood's Fall Harvest CelebrationBMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Quartet and Jason Davidson. Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

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BIG NIGHT FOR BUTLER MUSIC GROUP ARTISTS AT 2017 DIAMOND AWARDS

Written by Staff on November 2, 2017 – 1:52 pm -

Butler Music Group's Winning Artists: Williamons, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Heaven's Mountain Band, Sacred Harmony and Matt Felts.

Butler Music Group’s Winning Artists: Williamons, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Sacred Harmony and Matt Felts.

Nashville, TN (November 1, 2017) Butler Music Group works with many of the top artists in Southern Gospel Music and the 2017 Diamond Awards honored many BMG artists last night. BMG entered the night with seven artists nominated in eleven categories and walked away winning six.

The Williamsons have built a reputation as the best mixed-quartet in Southern Gospel Music and last night they were awarded as Mixed Group of the Year. Sadie Williamson was also a special part of the night as she was the official “trophy girl.”

Heaven’s Mountain Band showed why they are mentioned along artists such as the Primitives and Issacs. They brought home multiple awards, Album of the Year, “This Old House of Mine,” and Song of the Year, “I’ll Ride This Ship to the Shore.” They were also nominated for Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year.

Sacred Harmony has been quickly catching the eyes

Matt Felts, Diamond Award winner

Matt Felts, Diamond Award winner

and ears of the Southern Gospel industry for their unique sound that blends traditional Gospel with more contemporary styles. They were honored with the Favorite New Trio award and was also a finalist in the Video of the Year category.

In only two years, the Old Time Preachers Quartet have established themselves as the hottest new group in Gospel Music. The quartet won Favorite New Quartet. They were also nominated for Album of the Year.

While not a new name to Southern Gospel fans, Matt Felts is charting new territories as a soloist. In his first year as a soloist, Matt was nominated for Favorite Male Vocalist and won the Sunrise Artist award. Butler Music Group was blessed to have the Coffmans and Jason Davidson also nominated in the Sunrise Artist Category.

“Wow, what a night! We are incredibly blessed and honored to work with the best of the best and the Southern Gospel fan spoke through the Diamond Awards. We want to thank Rob Patz and SGN Scoops for an incredible event,” stated Les Butler, Butler Music Group. For more pictures and a list of winners from BMG’s big night, go to the Butler Music Group Facebook page.

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Diamond Awards Bring Excitement To Butler Music Group

Written by Staff on October 25, 2017 – 7:18 am -

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards.

The Williamsons with Jerry Goff and Jan Buckner Goff at the Diamond Awards 2016

Nashville, TN (October 18, 2017) As artists from across the nation descend on Pigeon Forge, TN for the 2017 Diamond Awards,Butler Music Group and its family of artists have much for which to be excited. Seven BMG artists have accumulated 13 nominations including nominations for Favorite Mixed Group, Favorite Male Vocalist, Video of the Year and two for Album of the Year.

The Williamsons continue to secure their spot as one of Southern Gospels top groups. They have been nominated for Favorite Mixed Groupand Lisa Chesser Williamson has been nominated for the Songwriter of the Year award. BMG prides itself on introducing Gospel Music to some of the best up and coming artists and these nominations prove it. Sacred Harmony has been gaining a reputation for their unique harmonies and crossover sound. They have claimed two nominations, Sunrise Trio and Video of the Year.

2017 Diamond Award Nominations

2017 Diamond Awards Nominations

Family groups are a favorite in Gospel Music and the Coffmans are quickly catching attention at major events such as Singing In The Sun and Gatlinburg Gathering for their powerhouse vocals. This year they claimed their first Singing News Top 40. The 2017  awards brought them a Top 5 nomination in the Sunrise Artist category.

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Jason Davidson’s incredible vocals have left legends such as Duane Allen, Lynda Randall and LaVerne Tripp amazed by his voice and stage presence. Jason also claimed his first Singing News Top 40 in 2017. He has been nominated for the Sunrise Artist award as well.

Even though some of its members such as Mike Holcomb and Les Butler are household names, the Old Time Preachers Quartet is a relatively new name to Gospel Music. In a short time, they have left the industry a buzz with two Singing News Top 20 songs as well as appearances at Dollywood, Blue Gate Theater, NQC Main Stage and on Guy Penrod’s Gospel Music Showcase TV show. They have been honored for their success with a nomination for  Sunrise Quartet and Album of the Year.

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Matt Felts nominated for Diamond Award

Another name that is familiar to fans of Gospel Music but is now on a new path is Matt Felts. Having branched out as a soloist this year, Matt has claimed his first Singing News Top 80 and has released a breakout album that features guests such as Larry Gatlin, Joseph Habedank and Goodman Revival. Matt has been nominated for two awards, Favorite Male Vocalist and Sunrise Artist.

In the Bluegrass Gospel side, one name dominated the award nominations. Heaven’s Mountain Band is on a hot streak that includes five consecutive Singing News #1 songs, major concert appearances and a TV appearance on Gospel Music Showcase. Fans have nominated them for three awards; Favorite Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. 

Brian Free and Assurance to perform at the 2017 Diamond Awards

Brian Free and Assurance

The Diamond Awards promise to be a memorable night with performances by Brian Free & Assurance and other top artists. Fans are encouraged to come out to the awards show. The show will be aired at a date to be announced on TV 57 in Atlanta. For more information, go to www.sgnscoops.com.

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson. BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson.   Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.For the latest issue of SGNScoops magazine click here
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Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 15, 2017 – 9:40 am -

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Nashville, TN  With the release of the Top 10 nominations in the Diamond Awards, Butler Music Group has much to celebrate. Seven of their artists appeared in the Top 10 and BMG artists accumulated fifteen nominations in total.

The Williamsons have been on a hot-streak that has included a # 1 song, Song of the Year and Album of the Year awards, as well as numerous TV appearances.  That streak continues with nominations for Favorite Mixed Group as well as a nomination for Lisa Chesser Williamson in the Songwriter of the Year category.

The Old Time Preachers Quartet burst onto the scene last year and have become one of the hottest groups in Gospel music. Fans have embraced them as is evidenced by their two nominations for Horizon Quartet and Album of the Year. New soloist Jason Davidson also had a breakout year with his first song in the Top 40. Fans nominated Jason in the Sunrise Artist category.

Butler Music Group is home to some of Southern Gospel’s top new trios and this years Diamond Awards highlighted two of those. The Coffmans have been catching the attention of Gospel fans for a few years. They were blessed with two nominations, Sunrise Artist and Sunrise Trio. Sacred Harmony join the Coffmans with two nominations of their own; Sunrise Artist and Video of the Year. Matt Felts, who recently launched a solo ministry, also received two nominations. Fans nominated Matt for Male Vocalist of the Year and Sunrise Artist.

With four consecutive # 1 songs to their credit, Butler Music Group artist Heaven’s Mountain Band have become one of the premier Bluegrass artists in Gospel music. Fans honored them with four nominations; Bluegrass Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Bluegrass Male artist of the Year for Roger Johnson.

BMG Production artists, Bama Blu-Grace also hit it big in the bluegrass categories.  They were nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Bluegrass Group of the Year.
BMG owner, Les Butler said, “we are overwhelmed by the fan response to our artists.  The Diamond Awards are legitimate.  All Southern Gospel fans are invited to vote.  That makes winning a Diamond Award a very special career highlight!”

The Diamond Awards honor the best artists in Gospel music anf are presented by SGN Scoops Magazine. Voting is now under way for the Top 5. Fans can go to sgnscoops.com to vote today for their favorite Butler Music Group artists.


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Bowling is Back at NQC

Written by scoopsnews on September 21, 2016 – 12:58 pm -

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Sacred Harmony and Butler Music Group are bringing bowling back to NQC. Thursday night at 11pm to 1am, free bowling, pizza, and beverages will be provided at the Bowling Center. It is just a few blocks down from the LaConte Center at 170 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge. It will be two hours of fun, fellowship and bowling. Everyone is welcome.

Stop by Butler Music Group Booth 613 & 615 for a VIP ticket.

 


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Three Bridges Sign With Butler Music Group Management

Written by Staff on May 10, 2016 – 4:39 pm -

Three Bidges and Butler Music Group

Three Bidges and Butler Music Group

Nashville, TN (May 1, 2016) Award winning trio, Three Bridges, recently signed with Butler Music Group’s management division. Three Bridges music is rooted in traditional Southern Gospel and Black Gospel music. This blended style has made Three Bridges an internationally-acclaimed Gospel group — one that is known for tight harmonies, a unique vocal style, an exciting and energy packed stage presence and, most importantly, for spreading the joy of the Good News of Christ. They have entertained and ministered to millions through their recordings, TV appearances and live shows — which is why they have quickly become one of the most prominent Gospel groups in Christian music today.

“Three Bridges are very excited to have the Butler Music Group not only promoting our radio singles but also promoting our monthly activity…We feel very blessed to have the professionalism of Les Butler and Matt Felts on our side promoting our music, and our ministry. What a delight it is to work with these wonderful Christian men,” stated Elliot McCoy.

For well over a decade, Three Bridges has packed out auditoriums, churches, business conventions, and charitable relief events all across the nation. They have appeared on numerous Gaither Homecoming videos and live concerts. Their powerful music has even made its way onto Air Force One, where then President George W Bush played their CD and then sent them a personal note to tell them how it impacted him personally. Their ministry has touched lives around the world, made evident by their inclusion as special guests on a United Nation video.

“We are excited to work with a group of this caliber. When I think of Three Bridges, I think of three sticks of Gospel dynamite. Let’s just say, when they’re in the house; you know it,” stated Les Butler, President of Butler Music Group.

Three Bridges

Three Bridges

With the release of their newest album, “Jesus Saves,” Three Bridges continues to build on past success. Their current radio single, “Made Up Mind,” debuted on the Singing News Top New Release Chart in its first month on the radio. “There are many exciting things on the horizon for Three Bridges. Special events, new music, and incredible ministry opportunities are just a few of the reasons why fans will want to keep their eyes fixed on this ground-breaking trio,” added Matt Felts. To keep up with Three Bridges, go to www.threebridges.net

About Butler Music Group

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Heaven’s Mountain Band, Tammy Jones Robinette, Three Bridges, Williamson’s, Coffmans, and Sacred Harmony.

BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label or Radio Promotion artists include the Williamsons, Canton Junction, Hagees, Matt Hagee, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Dunaways, and many others.

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for over 37 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host Harmony Road TV, a nationally televised Southern Gospel TV show, and he has recently started hosting a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

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Butler Music Group Grows Again

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 19, 2016 – 11:11 am -

Butler Music Group Grows Again

Butler Music Group Grows Again

Nashville, TN (January 15, 2016) The new year has begun with exciting growth and news from Butler Music Group. BMG is thrilled to announce the addition of three new groups to their Artist Management division. Butler Music Group is proud to add the Dunaways, Sacred Harmony, and the Coffmans to its family of artists.

A mainstay in Gospel music for over twenty years, the Dunaways have appeared on stages all across the nation at events such as the National Quartet Convention, Silver Dollar City, and Dollywood. This award winning family group has had numerous #1 hit songs and a long list of radio hits. “I have been blessed to work with this wonderful family for many years. They’ve been a part of our Family Music label for years.  I am excited to add BMG Management to our relationship,” stated Les Butler, President of Butler Music Group.

With the recent growth of the BMG family, Les Butler has also announced an expansion of the Artist Management division. “The artists we work with are often at different stages in their musical journeys. Some have been active for many years while some are fresh to the Gospel music industry. This new division will allow us to introduce some fantastic groups to the fans of Gospel music,” added Butler. BMG is pleased to announce the addition of Sacred Harmony and the Coffmans to BMG Management via the BMG/Dawn Management division.

Sacred Harmony is based in Johnson City, Tennessee.  Group members Janet Weaver, Brian Scott and Theresa Bellamy have been ministering the Gospel through music for over fifteen years. They have been blessed to sing at large and small venues across the nation. On January 21, 2016, Sacred Harmony will be appearing at the Crossville Palace Theatre along with Larry Gatlin to a sold out crowd.  “I am proud that Sacred Harmony will be singing the Gospel of Christ to a sold out crowd of country and Gospel music lovers,” states Butler. 

“Although the Coffmans are fairly new to Southern Gospel Music, they feature strong vocals, a tremendous amount of passion and a true heart for ministry. I am certain fans will fall in love with them as they hear their music and get to know them personally,” stated Matt Felts, General Manager of Butler Music Group.  From Danville, KY, Louis, Tamra and Canaan Coffman take their music and ministry seriously.  Butler states, “the great state of Kentucky have produced some incredible family groups over the years including, but not limited to the Happy Goodmans, Rambos, Bishops and the Crabb Family.  The Coffmans will soon add their name to this amazing list of great artists.”


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Butler Music Group Celebrates Multiple #1 Songs With Williamsons And Lizzy Long

Written by Staff on November 18, 2015 – 11:54 am -

Williamsons at #1 party

Williamsons at #1 party

 

Nashville, TN (November 16, 2015) The last two Monumental Mondays press releases from Butler Music Group shared exciting news about the growth of the company. This weeks news celebrates the success of two of the artists they represent. The halls of the Butler Music Group offices were filled with the sounds of excitement as BMG hosted a #1 party for the Williamsons.  The Williamsons claimed their first number one on the Singing News Southern Gospel radio chart with their hit song, “Shout. On the Singing News Bluegrass chart, Lizzy Long earned the top spot with, “God Is There.”

The Williamsons #1 party was full of honors and fellowship as fellow artists, songwriters, DJ’s and industry professionals came out to celebrate their success. A few of the dignitaries included Legendary producer Vic Clay was there as well as 11th Hour, Amber Butler from the Singing News, Tim McFarland of the Adams Family,Tony Griffith, Pam Weston and Mark Hampton of WCNW.   Les Butler presented each member of the Willimsons with a plaque in honor of their song, “Shout. More surprises soon followed as the Williamsons received a proclamation from Senator Thompson and Senator Boggs,both of Oklahoma, congratulating them on their accomplishment. Rick Francis also sent a letter on behalf of the Singing News congratulating the Williamsons.

Lizzy Long

Lizzy Long

The Williamsons were not the only ones honored that night as Les Butler, President of BMG, also presented Lee Black a plaque as one of the co-writers of the hit song. “When I sent the Williamsons producer, Donna King, the demo for this song it was just a work tape. They really had to listen hard to be able to hear what this song could be. I’m thrilled with the outcome. The Williamsons really delivered it with their performance,” stated Lee Black. The other co-writer, Gina Boe, was unable to be at the party but will receive a plaque at a later date.

Les Butler also had plaques for engineers, Joe Carroll and Kevin Ward, as well as plaques for radio promoters, Matthew Browder and Pauline Patterson.

Popular Bluegrass artist Lizzy Long added to her list of hit songs with, “God Is There.” The song featured a guest appearance by fellow bluegrass artist, Rhonda Vincent. “Lizzy is an incredibly talented artist and the fans love her. It’s great to see people all across the country respond to this song,.” added Les Butler.

November has already been a month of excitement and celebration for Butler Music Group and more news will be coming next week. Stay tuned as the last Monumental Mondays news is announced.

About Butler Music Group

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Eighth Day, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Kramers, Tammy Jones Robinette and Williamsons.

BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label or Radio Promotion artists include the Williamsons, Canton Junction, Hagees, Matt Hagee, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Dunaways, and many others.

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for over 37 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host Harmony Road TV, a nationally televised Southern Gospel TV show, and he has recently started hosting a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

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Butler Music Group Introduces The Kramers

Written by Staff on November 18, 2015 – 10:29 am -

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The Kramers at Creekside 2014

Nashville, TN (November 16, 2015) – In a press release on November 9, Butler Music Group (BMG) announced the signing of the Kramers to its artist management division. Les Butler, President of BMG states, “I have watched the Kramers from afar for a while now. The Kramers produce a radio show, perform over 200 dates across America annually and have hosted the RiverLife Riverboat Cruises for over twenty years. I live and breath Gospel music, but I was unaware of the many facets that make up the Kramers. And, if was unaware, I’m pretty sure the majority of the Gospel music fans, as well as the industry, was unaware as well. Well, that needs to change today. So, I am proud to introduce the Kramers to you.”

The Kramers feature D. Scott Kramer, his wife Rachel West Kramer, and their daughter Maria Kramer. This family brings much to the Gospel Music community. Scott co-hosts the Good News Music Radio show with Gaither personality Woody Wright which airs in over 32 states and 11 countries. Rachel West Kramer is an accomplished soprano vocalist with numerous solo projects to her list of accomplishments including her latest solo CD project arranged by David T. Clydesdale titled, Majestic Glory! She has performed at large events across the nation including the National Prayer Breakfast with President George W. and First Lady Laura Bush.

The Kramers

The Kramers

Although she has been singing her whole life, Scott and Rachel’s Daughter Maria has only been singing with the group a few years, but has already appeared on stage with artists such as Larry Gatlin, Russ Taft, Tanya Goodman Sykes and many more. As well as being talented vocalists, the Kramers are also a multi-instrumental group and they use those abilities in their performances. Traveling with The Kramers is their son, Weston. At age two, he was diagnosed as having autism. The Kramer family is grateful for his special life and the unique ways in which the LORD uses Weston through their lives and ministry.

Gaither personality Woody Wright states, “Scott Kramer and I co-host Good News Music Radio. He produces our program and is a fine musician and worship leader. Scott’s wife, Rachel West Kramer, is a most phenomenal soprano with an incredible heart for ministry. Their daughter, Maria Kramer, is a hyper-talented, bright light on the Gospel music horizon, and their son Weston brings joy to every occasion. The family harmonizes their individual giftings to form a powerful musical experience. Their sincere dedication to the mission of spreading the Gospel makes them even more endearing. You will love them too! Great family, great music, great people, great friends!”

The Kramers with Les Butler

The Kramers with Les Butler

The Kramers are currently in the studio working on a new album that will feature classic songs and favorites adding their unique touch to each song. The album is being co-produced by Grammy nominated producerDavid Staton who states, “I’ve always believed that the mark of a real artist was something that makes them unique. The Kramers are unique and it would be a shame fans didn’t get to know this great family. Their sound is not the only thing that makes their family unique. Their love for each other is evidence of their love for the God for whom they sing. They have been able to overcome incredible obstacles and use this to relate to people inside and outside of the church. As a producer, I love working with great talent and as a minister, I love working with people who truly have a heart for people and for God! I was blessed to do both while working with the Kramers.” The new album is scheduled to be released in early 2016.

“The Kramers are soon to be a household name to the fans of Gospel music and I am honored to be working with them,” added Les Butler. Butler Music Group encourages fans of Gospel music to follow the Kramers through their website at www.thekramersmusic.com and through Butler Music Group at www.butlermusicgroup.com .

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Eighth Day, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Kramers, Tammy Jones Robinette and Williamsons.
BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label or Radio Promotion artists include the Williamsons, Canton Junction, Hagees, Matt Hagee, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Dunaways, and many others.

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for over 37 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Awardin 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host Harmony Road TV, a nationally televised Southern Gospel TV show, and he has recently started hosting a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

 

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Butler Music Group Website Goes Live 

Written by Staff on February 19, 2015 – 2:04 pm -

unnamed (1)Nashville, Tennessee (February 18, 2015)- Gospel music veteran Les Butler has officially unveiled www.butlermusicgroup.com.

The website is home to news about BMG Management artists, as well as artists being promoted by their subsidiary company, Family Music Group. FMG represents many chart topping top Southern Gospel and Bluegrass Gospel artists. Visitors will also find information about Butler’s preaching and singing schedule.

When asked about the website, Butler Music Group’s Les Butler said “This has been a long time coming. I was always taught that anything worth doing is worth doing right!”

In addition to news, information and audio, you will find a large volume of video including, but not limited to, BMG/FMG artists, Harmony Road TV Shows and behind the scenes videos featuring Les.

Visitors will also be able to interact with Butler Music Group and Family Music Group via social media including Facebook and Twitter. Butler Music Group is found on Facebook at Butler Music Group and on Twitter @butlermusicgrp. Videos can also be found on YouTube at Butler Music Group.

Les concludes by saying, “Stay tuned for a special announcement. I have been working on something that will be fun and informative for every fan of Southern and Bluegrass Gospel Music. I predict it will be a daily destination for those fans!”

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