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Rod Burton’s “Son of Man’s Man” Reaches Top 40

Written by Scoops Staff on May 2, 2011 – 8:32 am -

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – (April 27, 2011) – National recording artist Rod Burton’s latest single recently became the popular vocalist’s latest Top 40 single.

The song, titled “Son of Man’s Man,” debuted at #35 on the April 18, 2011 issue of the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart – the Southern Gospel industry’s most recognized weekly chart.

“I am so excited to see how God has been using this song,” mentioned Rod Burton. “This is a song that so many men can relate to, and I’m so happy that radio has picked up on it and that the fans have enjoyed it as well!”

“Son of Man’s Man” is the debut single from Rod’s latest recording – The Difference. “Son of Man’s Man” was written by industry veteran and singer/songwriter/comedienne Sue Duffield specifically for Rod’s latest project.

Rod released his debut recording for New Hope Music Productions – The Difference – last year.  The Difference was produced by Grammy-winning engineer Adrian Payne and co-produced by Rod’s longtime friend and talented session musician Jason Webb. This recording is the first release for the newly formed New Hope Music Productions – a recording company opened by Burton and Darrell Webb last year.

The Difference is now available to purchase online or at live events.  For more information on the new recording, visit http://www.rodburtonmusic.com . Fans are encouraged to visit Rod’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RodBurtonMusic .


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Eighth Day Continues Winning Streak at Radio with “May I Never Get Over the Cross”

Written by Scoops Staff on March 29, 2011 – 8:34 am -

New Single Cracks AGM Top 10 and Singing News Top 40

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – (March 28, 2011) – Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Day continues their winning streak at radio this month with their latest single “May I Never Get Over the Cross.”

“May I Never Get Over the Cross,” the group’s fifth single from the highly acclaimed Everything Holy recording, recently cracked the Top 10 of the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart and will jump to #36 on the upcoming May 2011 issue of the Singing News Top 40 Chart.

“This is such great news for our ministry,” responded Scott Robinson of Eighth Day. “Radio has been so good to us over the last few years, and we are so thankful for their support. This song is a great ministry tool for us, and I’m so happy to see that radio has taken to the song as well.”

“May I Never Get Over the Cross” was released to radio earlier this year through Spin-N-Motion Promotions.

Eighth Day was recently honored with news that they were named as one of the 20 most played artists of 2010. According to AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com), Eighth Day ranked #14 on the Top 20 Most Played Artists of 2010 list – in between mainstays and hit makers The Isaacs and The Bowling Family. The list was compiled by the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart year-end figures.

More information on Eighth Day can be found at http://www.eighthdaymusic.com.


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The Goodwins celebrate second #1 song

Written by Scoops Staff on December 3, 2010 – 6:55 am -

Poca,WV (Nov 29, 2010) The Goodwins were pleased to find out this week that their latest single,”Revival Medley”, came in at #1 on the popular Southern Gospel Times Top 40 chart for the week ending 11/27/10. The Southern Gospel Times is currently the only industry chart that is 100% fan voted. This new song from The Goodwins is their fourth consecutive charting single since the group returned to the road in 2008, and makes their second #1 song on the SGT chart. One of their past singles entitled, “Jesus Died Like A Man”, debuted at #1 In June 2009, and held that position for 4 straight weeks.
The Goodwins have been singing & ministering for almost 30 years. They are well known for their original songs written by lead singer, Martha Goodwin-Drake. She has penned songs like “That’s My Boy” (recorded by The Wilburns / 2000), “The Walk”, “Amen Corner”,  “Jesus Died Like A Man” & countless others. Many of her songs have been recorded by several well known SG artists.
The Goodwins anticipate a new radio single from their upcoming new CD to ship to radio in late January 2011.
For more information on the ministry and music of The Goodwins, visit them online at www.thegoodwinsmusic.com.
For radio inquiries contact Pathlight Promotions  and Media Group via their website at www.pathlightpromotions.com

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2nd Generation’s “I’ll Not Fear the Crossing” Impacts Radio This Week

Written by Scoops Staff on June 3, 2010 – 3:28 pm -

OAK GROVE, Ark.  – Diamond Award nominated trio 2nd Generation continues to make their impact at Southern Gospel radio. This week, the group’s new single, “I’ll Not Fear the Crossing,” will hit program director’s desks.

“We are so excited about releasing ‘I’ll Not Fear the Crossing’ to Southern Gospel radio,” mentioned Elaine Parks of 2nd Generation. “This song always goes over very well in live settings, and we believe that radio will love this song!”

“I’ll Not Fear the Crossing” is the fourth single from the group’s breakthrough recording I See a City. The song was penned by Dove Award-winning songwriter Gerald Crabb. The song was released this month through Rhonda Thompson Promotions and is the follow-up to the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 20 smash hit “The Blood Covered It All.”

Chris Unthank, program director for the award-winning SouthernSpinRadio.com said, “2nd Generation has remained a hit with our listeners since their first single a couple years ago. ‘I’ll Not Fear the Crossing’ is an immediate add for us. This group knows how to pick the right songs!”

Fans continue to respond to the music of 2nd Generation on Southern Gospel radio.  The group’s last single, “The Blood Covered It All,” recently reached the #1 spot on the popular SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart.  “The Blood Covered It All” is the second single from the popular trio to reach the top spot.  Last year, the group saw “Feel the Joy” take the #1 spot as well.  In addition to the SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart, that single from the group charted on the Singing News Top 80 (#56) and AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart (#14).

2nd Generation was recently greeted with news that they have received their first Diamond Award nomination. The nominees were announced last month in the May 2010 issue of SGN Scoops Digital, and 2nd Generation was nominated for the Sunrise Award.  The Sunrise Award honors up and coming artists in the Gospel music community.

The group is currently preparing to enter the studio to record their third album.  More information on that process will be released at a later date.

For more information on 2nd Generation – visit http://www.2ndgenerationministries.com.

You can also find out more information about the group on their MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/2generation.  The group’s ShoutLife can be found at http://www.shoutlife.com/2ndgeneration.


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JIMMY NEEDHAM’S NIGHTLIGHTS BECOMES RECORD BREAKING PROJECT DEBUTING AT #9 ON CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN COMBINED ALBUM CHART AND #1 ON DIGITAL ALBUMS CHART

Written by Scoops Staff on May 29, 2010 – 8:32 am -

The Project’s First Single, “Yours To Take,” Is The Highest Debut This Week At #23 On The Christian AC Indicator Chart

Nashville, TN (May 26, 2010) —- It’s been a whirlwind of activity for singer/songwriter Jimmy Needham around the release date of his third project, Nightlights. The project’s street date was May 18, 2010 and immediately the album sent fans into the stores and online to buy a copy. For the first time in his career, Needham debuted at #9 on the Contemporary Christian Combined Album Chart with sales that doubled his first two releases.  At the same time, Nightlights reached the #1 position on the Digital Album charts.

After the success of Needham’s first two projects, expectations were high for the development of this artist and Needham did not disappoint his fans, radio or media.  CCM magazine proclaims, The growth curve climbed exactly as imagined…the Houston native’s progression continues at the same impressive rate as before on Nightlights. Radio is also responding to Needham’s first single from the album, “Yours To Take,” as it’s the highest debut this week at #23 on the Christian AC Indicator chart.

“Jimmy has truly become an artist whose staying power continues to rise with each new release,” says Andrew Patton, GM/VP of Label Operations, Inpop Records.  “The growth in sales and continued strong radio airplay shows the consumer base responding and growing with each record.  Just spend a few minutes listening to fan comments on the social sites or through digital outlets, and you’ll see for yourself the impact his songs and artistry is having on people.”

Nightlights was produced by Calvin Turner (Marc Broussard) and features twelve new songs written or co-written by Needham, with the thirteenth song being a remake of the pop classic, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You).”  Millions of fans were treated to a live performance of the new tunes during a worldwide broadcast of Needham’s CD release party in The Woodlands, TX.   An upcoming feature in the Houston Chronicle will feature the concert in an artist profile of Needham on May 28th. Needham was in Nashville this week to perform “Yours To Take” live on Nashville’s Fox 17 TN Mornings and then taped “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” on WSMV’s Better Nashville. The show will air on May 28th.  The following week, Needham has several interviews on tap that includes Lifeway’s Stand Firm Magazine, The Christian Manifesto and CMAddict.com.

Photo ID (left to right): Shane Tallant, co-host, TN Mornings; Jimmy Needham; Kelly Sutton, co-host TN Mornings


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One Voice Continues to Break All-Time Record with Radioactive Airplay Stats & Chart Topper

Written by Scoops Staff on May 29, 2010 – 8:29 am -

{Nashville, TN} Never in Southern Gospel charting history has a debut song topped the Radioactive Airplay’s Southern Gospel radio chart for six straight weeks … until now. After six weeks, “One Voice” of Marion, IL remains firmly at the top with their poignant and beautiful “Everybody Needs Jesus”. Recently, a “One Voice” fan mentioned, “Everybody Needs Jesus” is a message of God’s grace and reminds us what God’s son, Jesus, did for us on the cross. It truly confirms that “Everybody Needs Jesus.”
One Voice formed in 2003, delivers 40 plus years of combined Southern Gospel experience to the audience. Each member of One Voice feels blessed to have shared the stage with some of the industry’s most talented artists. They are thrilled that music lovers enjoy their rendition of “Everybody Needs Jesus”, and are honored to bring the song’s blessing to listeners and worshipers.

Pastor Dwayne Sovdi of Chauncey Church of God, Chauncey, IL says: “These guys are some of the most sincere gentlemen that I have ever met. They have such a heart for the lost and focus not on entertaining, but on ministering to people everywhere. They give God the glory for everything that they do and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a group who truly lives what they sing.”


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Brothers Forever Scores Latest Top 40 Hit

Written by Scoops Staff on May 22, 2010 – 8:27 am -

Song Continues to Take Internet Radio By Storm!

CHURCH HILL, Tenn. – (May 19, 2010) – Popular trio Brothers Forever was greeted with news last week that their current single has become the group’s latest Top 40 hit. The group’s fan-favorite hit song “Be Alright,” debuted on the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart last week at #40. The song rose to #36 on this week’s issue of the industry’s most watched weekly chart.

Curtis Hagy of Brothers Forever said, “We are so excited to see that our song is doing so well on Southern Gospel radio! We are fortunate to have a lot of success off of our current release – Sheltered. We have to thank everyone who has called and requested the song or voted for it on various online surveys! The people that support our ministry really do mean the world to us!”

“Be Alright” becomes Brothers Forever’s fifth Top 40 single on the popular chart.  The group’s previous singles to chart on the weekly report were “I Am Him,” “I Can’t Forget the Day,” “I Feel a Blessing Coming On,” and “My Everything.”

In addition, the song has had a resounding impact on internet radio – including charting at #1 on the SouthernSpinRadio.com Top 30 chart – making it the group’s fifth consecutive #1 hit on that chart from their Sheltered release.

“Be Alright” has also seen a surge of fan support. The song recently took the #1 spot on the Southern Gospel industry’s most popular fan-based chart – SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart.  “Be Alright” took the #1 spot on the chart for the week of February 22, 2010 after spending several weeks bubbling under the top position.

The SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart is the only chart in the Southern Gospel community that is determined solely by votes from fans of the genre. To vote on the popular chart – log on to http://www.southerngospeltimes.com .

Brothers Forever are currently booking dates for their upcoming
Fall tour.  More information on that will be announced at a later date. 

To visit the newly designed Brothers Forever website, visit http://www.brothersforever.net

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Me In Motion’s FrontMan, Seth Mosley, Scores First #1 Single With “Born Again” By Newsboys

Written by Scoops Staff on May 22, 2010 – 8:18 am -

Nashville, TN — Me In Motion’s Seth Mosley celebrated for the second week his first #1 single as a writer for Centricity Publishing. Mosley co-wrote and co-produced newsboys two-week chart topping single, “Born Again.” Seth co-wrote/co-produced the song with Juan Otero and newsboys. At the same time, Mosley also has two other songs on the charts, “The One (I’m Fighting For)” by Article One that was co-written with Nathan Piche from Article One and “The God I Know” by Me In Motion that was co-written with Juan Otero. “The God I Know” recently started going for adds at radio and already is garnering airplay at syndicated outlets, Air1, Whip Of Chords, Firexcape and at such radio stations as, KADI/Springfield, MO, WVOF/Bridgeport, CT and WCVK/Bowling Green, KY. The song is the second single from Me In Motion’s self-titled debut on Centricity Music.


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JIMMY NEEDHAM’S NIGHTLIGHTS RELEASES AND REACHES #1 ON iTUNES TOP 200 CHRISTIAN & GOSPEL ALBUMS CHART – #25 ON THE TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART

Written by Scoops Staff on May 22, 2010 – 8:10 am -

Rave Reviews Continue To Pour In Exclaiming Nightlights As Needham’s Best Project So Far

Nashville, TN — Inpop Records announced Tuesday morning that Jimmy Needham’s new CD, Nightlights, reached the #1 position on iTunes Top 200 Christian Albums chart.  At the same time, the CD is #25 on iTunes Top 200 Albums chart that covers all music genres. Today is the official street date for the highly-anticipated project with fans and media embracing the project.

Houston Press - Needham is no stranger to secular pop or hip-hop — in his bio, he shouts out Maroon 5, Michael Jackson and Jay-Z as the musical inspirations behind “Grace Amazing,” while Nightlights single “Yours to Take” has already made him a rising star in Christian circles.

JesusFreakHideout.com - New and old fans will both be greatly impressed with this latest release, and future releases will no doubt be just as successful if this variety continues.

Christian Manifesto – Jimmy Needham should be the darling of CCM. Ever innovative, original and fresh, his music is akin to a zap of electricity for an oft-tired industry.

Christian Music Today – his bluesy arrangements are beautifully crafted and his lyrics sincere.

Needham will celebrate the release of Nightlights this evening in The Woodlands, TX. The show will broadcast live at Needham’s website, www.JimmyNeedham.com or www.Facebook.com/JimmyNeedham, 8:00 – 9:30 pm EDT where millions of fans around the world can watch Needham’s performance. The Houston Chronicle will be covering the show for an upcoming artist feature that will run later this month highlighting Needham’s incredible career.


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BUZZ IS BUILDING FOR JIMMY NEEDHAM’S THIRD PROJECT, NIGHTLIGHTS, RELEASING MAY 18, 2010

Written by Scoops Staff on May 22, 2010 – 7:58 am -

STRONG DIGITAL PRE-SALES HAVE PUSHED NEW CD TO #10 ON TOP 200 CHRISTIAN ALBUM CHART

CD RELEASE CONCERT ON STREET DAY WILL BROADCAST WORLDWIDE TO MILLIONS OF FANS ON INTERNET

Nashville, TN – Inpop Records’ critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Jimmy Needham, is poised to release his highly anticipated third project, Nightlights, next Tuesday. The buzz has been building for the album with early radio and media support, which has led to strong digital pre-sales that pushed Nightlights into the #10 position on the iTunes Top 200 Christian Album chart.

Nightlights was produced by Calvin Turner (Marc Broussard) and features twelve new songs written or co-written by Needham, with the thirteenth song being a remake of the pop classic, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You).” The lead single from the project, “Yours To Take,” is currently #26 on the National Christian Audience chart, which translates into an audience of around 1.33 million people.

Needham has just returned from a trip to Israel where he led worship for a group of believers from Houston and is back in Houston gearing up for two sold-out CD release concerts in Katy, TX Sunday, May 16 and The Woodlands, TX, Tuesday, May 18, which is street day. The May 18th show will broadcast live at Needham’s website, www.JimmyNeedham.com or www.Facebook.com/JimmyNeedham, 8:00 – 9:30 pm EDT where millions of fans around the world can watch Needham’s performance. The Houston Chronicle will be covering the show for an upcoming artist feature that will run later this month highlighting Needham’s incredible career.

Following the Texas concerts, Needham will head back east for tapings with LeSea Broadcasting’s Harvest Show and Live From Studio B. In between the media appearances, Needham made several visits to radio stations across the country that include K-Love; Air 1; KSWP/Lufkin, TX; KVNE/Tyler, TX; Pulse-FM/South Bend, IN; KWND/Springfield, MO and The Wind/Indianapolis, IN. Needham will return to Nashville the following week for a live appearance May 25 on Fox 17’s Tennessee Mornings and a taping with WSMV’s Better Nashville that will air May 28.

Needham has additional media coverage on tap for Nightlights including: Living With Teenagers (September review and October feature), Essential Connection (review), StandFirm magazine (artist profile February 2011), Worship Leader magazine (June review), JesusFreakHideout.com (feature and review), HearitFirst.com (podcast interview and performance), BBC Radio (interview), CCM (Story Behind Song Feature), ChristianMusicToday.com (review). And early reviews have been overwhelming in their accolades for Needham’s new project.

CCM – The growth curve climbed exactly as imagined…the Houston native’s progression continues at the same impressive rate as before on Nightlights.

NewReleaseTuesday.com – a collection of lucent, engaging lyrics matched with music that’s fresh, fun and downright funky.

Phantom Tollbooth – On Jimmy Needham’s Nightlights, soul reigns.

Christian Music Review – Nightlights is the best overall album by Jimmy Needham and one of my top albums of 2010.

About Jimmy Needham:

Needham released his first album, Speak, in 2006, on Inpop Records, and it generated respect and well-earned recognition from the Christian music industry for this talented singer/songwriter from Katy, Texas. The CD generated three singles “Fence Riders (#14),’ “Dearly Loved (#8),” and “Lost At Sea,” which charted for an incredible twelve weeks at the #2 position. Needham’s second project, Not Without Love resulted in four hit singles including “Forgiven and Loved” as the break-out Christian AC hit, climbing to #6 nationally, while “A Breath Or Two,” peaked at #3 at Christian CHR radio. Needham is headling his first tour in 2010 and has formerly toured with such acts as Natalie Grant, BarlowGirl, Rush Of Fools and Superchick. Needham also just concluded an artist-in-residence program at Fellowship of the Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas, which will also host Needham’s official album release event on Tuesday, May 18th. For additional information and updates on Needham please visit www.jimmyneedham.com.

About Inpop Records:

Inpop Records is an independent Christian music label based in Brentwood, Tenn. Founded in 1999 by newsboys founder and longtime frontman Peter Furler, artist manager Wes Campbell, and Australian businessman Dale Bray, Inpop is home to some of the best-known bands in Christian music. Distributed by EMI Christian Music Group, Inpop Records has become one of the top-selling independent labels within the industry, having established a reputation for seeking out the best artists in emerging talent and for expanding the Christian music marketplace with sound and ideas. Inpop artists have scored numerous No. 1 radio hits, earned multiple awards and nominations and achieved recognition around the world. Inpop’s roster includes newsboys, Superchick, Mat Kearney, Shane and Shane, Jimmy Needham, Newworldson and Article One, among others. For more information, visit www.inpop.com


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