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Written by scoopsnews on July 15, 2020 – 5:45 am -

In the Studio:
Livin Forgivin has a brand new album underway. This trio from Kokomo, Indiana has a terrific southern gospel style with a country flair.

Jack Allen said, “Working with Livin Forgivin is always great fun. These gentlemen love the Lord and it shows as they live by the words they sing. We are excited to see this album come together and can’t wait to share it with you.”

Visit them online at www.livinforgivin.com and be sure to like their Facebook page: Livin Forgivin.

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Written by scoopsnews on June 11, 2020 – 9:09 am -

In the Studio:
Melissa Evans is working on a new album with Chapel Valley. Melissa has been singing since she was a small child. Though the seasons of her ministry have changed over the years, her love for serving and singing God’s praises has remained steadfast.

Shane Roark stated, “Some people sing because they can. There’s nothing wrong with doing something because you’re good at it, but when you do it because God led you to use a gift to glorify Him with, it’s not just good, it’s incredible. Melissa sings with passion about her walk with the Lord. Her excitement shows that she believes what she’s singing about. This album will inspire you to get excited about what God has for you, as well.”

Get to know Melissa by visiting her website: http://www.melissaevansmusic.com/

Be sure to “like” her ministry page to be notified about her brand new album release:

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Written by Staff on November 14, 2018 – 6:58 am -



Chapel Valley is pleased to announce a new addition to their Sanctuary label. Meadow Lane is a Southern gospel trio from Cleveland, Tennessee consisting of three members of the Epperson family: Jeremy, his daughter Anais (20) and his son, Bryson (18).

CHAPEL VALLEY SIGNS MEADOW LANE ON THEIR SANCTUARY RECORD LABEJeremy recalls sitting next to his grandmother at just three years old, watching her put on her makeup on the way to the concert while she taught him to harmonize with the music from their family group, the Singing Echoes. Les Beasley put him on stage to sing at a concert when he was just five years old. When he started kindergarten, his mom came off the road and he went to school, but his concerts continued from the front yard. Neighbors would go outside to water flowers in the morning on Saturday and hear he and his brothers singing. They would go back out in the afternoon and the concert would still be going on. Now, they’ve passed that down to their families. Anais started singing before she could talk and even got a paddling her second week in kindergarten for singing in class.

CHAPEL VALLEY SIGNS MEADOW LANE ON THEIR SANCTUARY RECORD LABEJeremy traveled with the Singing Echoes for over 20 years, singing every part from bass to tenor, playing multiple instruments, and writing a number of favorite Singing Echoes songs. In February of 2014, Jeremy stepped down and shortly after, he and his two children formed Meadow Lane. The trio has toured several states and performed at many churches and prestigious venues across the country.

Shane Roark said, “We were impressed with this family from our first meeting. Jeremy’s history in the music ministry is well-rooted, and Anais and Bryson have grown up immersed in the music they sing. They sing from their hearts. We’re looking forward to producing some incredible albums together.” Meadow Lane is inspired to take their calling seriously and continue to take the songs on their hearts to the places the Lord sends them. They’re excited about joining the Chapel Valley family.

Meadow Lane’s current radio single, “I Want to be Singing” from their album entitled “Blood, Grace, and Tears” is climbing the charts. Meadow Lane is working on song selection and songwriting for a brand-new album, which will be recorded with Chapel Valley on their Sanctuary Label. Visit Meadow Lane at www.meadowlaneministries.com

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Chapel Valley News

Written by scoopsnews on February 7, 2018 – 7:28 am -

New from Chapel Valley:

The Journeys, from Dobson, North Carolina, were in the studio this week. They have an amazing testimony! Visit their website to learn more about them:


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Troy Burns Family adds Jacob Kluttz

Written by Staff on May 11, 2017 – 5:01 pm -

Tammy and Troy Burns

Bryson City, N.C. (May 12, 2017) – Popular southern gospel group, the Troy Burns Family, recently announced a new addition to the group. Jacob Kluttz, of Salisbury, North Carolina, has been named as their new piano player.

Jacob Kluttz new member of the Troy Burns Family

Jacob Kluttz 

Troy Burns, owner and singer, states, “Jacob Kluttz is an amazing 18-year-old. In over fifty years in Southern Gospel music, I have never encountered a young man with his God-given abilities. Jacob is entirely unencumbered by musical theory and is almost to the point of being servant-like in his mastery of the piano.”

“I am so thankful for everything God has done for me in my life,” says Kluttz. “He has blessed me beyond measure and I want to thank TBF for making me feel so welcome. Troy and Tammy treat me like their own and I look forward to the future and what God has in store for our ministry.”

Troy Burns Family logoTo order the new Troy Burns Family CD, or to find out when they are in an area near you, click here.

The Troy Burns Family is on the Inspire label, which is part of the Chapel Valley Music Group. To schedule an interview with the group email richard@chapelvalleystudio.com

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Roger Barkley Jr. releases Good Ole Days

Written by Staff on October 21, 2016 – 3:58 pm -

Roger Barkley Jr. new release

Roger Barkley Jr. new release

SGNScoops caught up with Roger Barkley Jr to ask him a few questions about his ministry and latest release to national radio entitled, “Good Ole’ Days.”

SGNScoops: Roger, what have you been up to in the recent months?

Roger: Since graduating in May with my degrees in Web Design, Graphics, and Video Editing, I have been putting my education to use in our ministry and continuing to evangelize with my family.

We have been seeing souls and lives changed by God. A true blessing.

SGNScoops: We know radio has been playing your music. Is there a new song coming soon?

Roger: I have been busy working on releasing our new single and title track “Good Ole Days,” produced by Shane Roark on Mercy Road Records at Chapel Valley Music. I love those guys.

SGNScoops: Tell us a little about the song.

Roger Barkley Jr.

Roger Barkley Jr.

Roger: The song started out about telling about how I grew up on the farm, the way I was raised and worked hard, where a hand shake and a man’s word meant more than a written contract. It talks about how we used to come together as families and such. As my wife is quick to point out when someone mentions the song, those are all great things, but if we miss the point of the song, in that turning back to the “Good Ole Days” needs to include turning back to the God of the “Good Ole Days,” we have missed the entire meaning of the song.

SGNScoops: That is great advice for the shape this country is in and we wish you well with this song.

Roger: Thank you. We are releasing it nationally and since it is technically classified Inspirational Country we are hoping secular stations may pick it up as well. We love playing at and to churches but want to let the rest of the world hear

Dianna and Roger Barkley Jr.

Dianna and Roger Barkley Jr.

our story as well.

SGNScoops: Your music sounds like it fills up your schedule. Is there anything else that occupies your time?

Roger: While I am not on the road I am privileged to lead worship at Leestown Gospel Church in Frankfort, KY on Sunday Mornings and Redemption Road Community Church in Stamping Ground, KY on Sunday Afternoons. I, my wife Dianna and daughter Chelsea are continuing our education. They are going for their Masters in Counseling, while I am chugging away at my Bachelor of Arts.

I have said it before that there is no such thing as a solo ministry. I cannot nor could not do this by myself. I know I have God on my side, but having a family that supports you and helps you makes life better in so many ways. I thank God for my wife, for my other three children (Derrek, Melinda, and Amanda), for my Mom and Dad that raised me, my pastors and their wives and even my dumb brothers who you will hear me tell stories about from the stage daily. Family is

Dianna, Chelsea and Roger Barkley Jr.

Dianna, Chelsea and Roger Barkley Jr.

important to me.

SGNScoops: It sounds like you are a thankful man.

Roger: I’m very grateful that God has allowed me to do what I do. Back when we were doing over 250 dates per year (sometimes three per day), I would hear, “we gotta go” or, “we have to go.” My mind set is we “get” to go. We have the best story that was ever told. The greatest Man that ever lived. He did all of this for us and until my last breath I will be proclaiming His name in some way, with some music, media, in some type of venue somewhere, as long as people will listen to my voice.

SGNScoops: What’s coming up next for Roger Barkley Jr and your ministry?

Roger: My wife and daughter started a ministry called Measures of Hope that crochets prayer blankets, prayer shawls, and hats for those needing prayer. From babies in NIC Units, Cancer patients or ones who have lost loved ones or going through hard times, this simple ministry has had items reach around the world. I said that to say this: We are coming into a time of the year when people will be gathering around tables for many different holidays. We are heavily involved in

Dianna, Chelsea and Roger Barkley Jr.

Dianna, Chelsea and Roger Barkley Jr.

our local communities with helping people see that we have the ONLY Hope that there is in this world. That hope is Jesus. Our Hope is in Him. It’s not about recognition and fame. It’s not about how many followers you get on social media. If they do not have HOPE and do not see the hope in your life, then you need to examine yourselves.  Lamentations 3:40

Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!

SGNScoops: Thank you for time Roger. How can people reach you or get your music?

Roger Barkley Jr.

Roger Barkley Jr.

Roger: All contact info is on my website at www.RogerBarkleyJr.com or www.BarkleyMusicandMedia.com  or call our office 502-382-8299 – all music can be purchased or downloaded there as well as on CD Baby  Itunes and Amazon.


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Stuart Stallings New Release ” He’s A Little Cracked”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 27, 2013 – 4:51 pm -

Chapel Valley Music announced the release of their first comic album on the Sanctuary label by ChristianSS comedian Stuart Stallings. Stuart is the bass singer for Eternal Vision, a Southern Gospel mixed quartet from Knoxville, TN who also records on the Sanctuary label.

In addition to singing bass for Eternal Vision, Stuart is also known for his hilarious antics. As the comic relief for the group, he has become a favorite with audiences everywhere. In 2008, he was nominated in the top ten for “Favorite Christian Comedian”. “I learned something from that incident.” Stuart said. “Mark Lowry won that year because he has FANS!” “I have FACEBOOK FRIENDS, Mark got votes, I got pokes.” “Unfortunately, they only count VOTES!”

Though he didn’t win, it did inspire Stuart to expand his comedy efforts and that led to his latest project. The title of the project is, “Stuart Stallings, He’s A Little Cracked!”. Stuart shared the reason for the title with us. “We were dying Easter eggs with my granddaughter one year and one of the eggs cracked when it was boiled. We started to set it aside and not color it and my granddaughter said, “ain’t nothin’ wrong with it PaPa, it’s still a good egg, it’s just a little cracked,” at which point my daughter burst into laughter and said, Ain’t nothin’ wrong with PaPa, he’s a good egg, he’s just a little cracked!” I thought, that would make a good title for a comedy album. So here it is.

Stuart uses his unique talent to see the lighter side as he talks about his life. This is a laugh-filled expose on Stuart’s meeting his wife, their courtship, his kids, growing old together and ending with a touching message on the love of God.
Chapel Valley Music is excited to bring you this hilarious look into the life of one of the funniest guys we know. Stuart Stallings is indeed a “good egg” and there is no doubt, “he’s a little cracked”!

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