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Chris Hester Signs Booking Agreement with EHA-Nashville

Written by Rhonda on August 16, 2010 – 4:46 am -

{Nashville, TN 7/30/10} Chris Hester recently signed a booking agreement with Evie Hawkins (EHA-Nashville.) Hester’s Christian Country song, “Empty Handed,” climbs a notch for the month of August on the Singing News charts and he celebrates his 2nd Top 40 song for 2010. From his newest project “Steps I’ve Taken,” the song is rapidly becoming a favorite from its Singing News debut on the Top 80 a few months ago and continues to rise into the 30’s. The Dottie Rambo classic song, “Tears Will Never Stain The Streets of that City,” from his much awaited sophomore project-in collaboration with Misty Freeman,- was submitted for a Dove nomination earlier this year by the Rick Hendrix Company.
Hester is especially grateful to the radio promotions staff at Spin-N-Motion and Kim Hudgins for their work on “Empty Handed.” He recently recorded a video which is being aired on numerous Christian television stations and was directed by Glenn Sweitzer of Fresh Films of Nashville. The film spotlights the message of his current radio single. The video is available at and soon at and at . Hester notes, “We appreciate our friends at and look forward to a long term relationship with them over the years.” Hester also says, “I look forward to working with The Evie Hawkins Agency for bookings and thank all of those who have purchased my music and allowed me to be able to do what God called me to do. I hope to see each of you at NQC this year in Louisville, KY, booth 1151, or in a concert/service near you. For booking information please contact The Evie Hawkins Agency at 256 621 2224. Evie Hawkins notes, “I am honored to have Chris on our roster at EHA. Chris is an outstanding and gifted man, and we’re so excited to be a part of his music ministry!”

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Performers Continue To Be Added For 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention

Written by Scoops Staff on June 23, 2010 – 1:25 pm -

BRANSON, Mo.  – Excitement continues to build for the 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention which is to be held next week at the Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri.

Rod & Kelly Burton, owners of YMR Productions, LLC, are excited to announce the addition of Chris Hester as well as Branson favorites The Wissman Family and Twice Adopted to the performance schedule. (It was announced earlier this week that Gaither Homecoming favorite Mike Allen was added as a featured performer as well.) Gerald Crabb has also been added as a featured performer during the Diamond Awards program, which is to be held Thursday evening, July 1, 2010 during the convention.

“God has continually amazed us,” mentioned Rod Burton. “The talent that has come on board for this convention continues to amaze us. We are so excited about what God has in store for this year’s program. We hope everyone who can come out will. This is going to be an exciting year!”

The newly announced artists will be joining more the 150 additional performers for this weeklong event in Branson, Missouri. Other artists already announced who will be appearing at the convention include Dino, the Chuck Wagon Gang, Blackwood Quartet, Russ Taff, HisSong, Hinson Revival, The Williamsons (formerly The Homesteaders), Melody Boys Quartet, Kenny Bishop, Beyond the Ashes, 2nd Generation, Freedom, Sunday Edition, Rod Burton, McMillan & Life, Young Harmony, Ricky Atkinson, The English Family, Praise Incorporated, Shannon Bunch, and many more!

This is the second year for this annual event which was just awarded the prestigious “Pacesetter Award for 2010” by the gospel music news site (formerly known as

In addition, several high profile companies and organizations will be present during the event – including Compassion International, (formerly, Sky Angel Network, Gospel Music Today, HIS Choice Music, Mansion Entertainment, Family Friendly Entertainment, Southern Spin Entertainment,, SGN Scoops Digital, and many more!

A full list of artists and organizations that will be present during the event can be found at .

The 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention will take place next week, June 28 through July 2 at the Branson Hilton Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. More info is available at, or by calling their offices at 708-960-0111.  The Branson Gospel Music Convention is wholly owned by YMR Music Productions, LLC.

More information about the Branson Gospel Music Convention can be found at or by calling (708) 960-0111.

More information about YMR Music Productions, LLC. can be found at or by calling 708-960-0111.

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