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Written by SGN Scoops on April 3, 2012 – 11:12 am -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (April 3, 2012) – The internet’s largest e-zine for all things Gospel Music, AbsolutelyGospel.com and Sirius XM’s enLighten Radio are partnering together to bring the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebrationto the satellite radio community.

In addition to the live internet stream set for the evening of the awards, Sirius XM’s enLighten will be recording the event and broadcasting the awards celebration the following weekend on its station.

“This is something that we have talked about for years but have never really been able to flesh out until this year,” mentioned Deon Unthank, President of AbsolutelyGospel.com. “We are very excited about reaching thousands of more listeners through this arrangement!” Read more »


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Nominees for 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Announced

Written by SGN Scoops on January 16, 2012 – 7:36 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (January 16, 2012) – The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) are proud to announce the nominees for the 2012 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards.  As in year’s past, the nominees were chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com and select media representatives.  Starting on February 1, 2012, the fans will get a chance to vote for their favorites in certain categories.

“Despite the major changes in our editorial staff this year, the site has seen very impressive growth this year, and we know part of that is because of our talented writing staff,” mentioned Deon Unthank, Presidnet/CEO of AbsolutelyGospel.com. “Our staff did such a great job with nominations this year, and we are so proud of the work that they did.”
 
Chris D. Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com said, “This year’s awards represent impressive record breaking and a lot of ‘first-times’ for our awards program, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We applaud our staff and those other media representatives who voted for thinking outside of the box this year and really embracing what our awards program is all about.” Read more »


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Sunday Edition Welcomes Christina Dallas Jones to Group

Written by SGN Scoops on December 7, 2011 – 10:41 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 6, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, is excited to announce the addition of Christina Dallas Jones to the group. Christina joins the group immediately and made her debut appearance with Sunday Edition on November 18, 2011 as a part of the USAGEM Convention and Awards Show.
 “We are very excited to be adding such a seasoned and talented vocalist to our group,” mentioned Deon Unthank of Sunday Edition. “Christina is a class act, and we know that people are going to love the sound that she brings to our group.”
 Deon continued, “Due to changes in our family over the last year with the passing of my wife and my subsequent remarriage, Amy’s move to the St. Louis area, and Chris’ recent marriage, the dynamic of our group was in for a major shift. No one is leaving the group, but adding Christina to our ministry will help us relieve some of the stress that having all three of us living in separate areas can create.”
 Christina Dallas Jones is the wife of Mark209’s Jym Howe. She has a strong background in musical theater and opera.
 Christina said, “I first began meeting the Unthank family shortly after my arrival to Nashville four years ago.  I soon found that they were not only charming and warm, but well respected people in the community.  I have since developed a personal friendship with them all.  After being exposed to Gospel music through my now husband, I grew an appreciation for their ministry.  I had quietly prayed and searched for a group to join with whom I felt I would fit.  With my musical background in opera, theatre, jazz, and pop, I would not fit with just any Gospel group.  When Deon called, it thrilled me.  I have always enjoyed the styling of Sunday Edition and I love Chris’ vocal technique.  It is a privilege to sing with such a wonderful Christian family.”
 With the addition of Christina, Sunday Edition is open to expanding their boundaries into new territories and ministry events. The group is currently booking for all time periods in 2012 and beyond. For more information on booking the group, call (615) 545-5315 or visit www.sundayedition.net  .
 Sunday Edition has had a stellar year. The group was recently honored with three nominations in the United States Associated of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians (USAGEM) Annual Awards Show. Sunday Edition received two nominations as a group – New Artist of the Year and Gospel Entertainer of the Year. In addition, the group’s lead vocalist Chris Unthank was named in the Male Vocalist of the Year category.
 The group also earned two nominations in the 2011 SGM Fan Awards – including Favorite Album for Sunday Worship and Favorite Baritone for group patriarch Deon Unthank. The About.com readers also nominated the group for Best Southern Gospel Group in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. The group was nominated alongside industry mainstays Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs, The Hoppers, and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Sunday Edition’s new single, “Lift Up Your Eyes” (written by group member Amy Marie Unthank with Rebecca J. Peck), will ship Southern Gospel and Christian country radio at the first of the year. The group is currently writing material and choosing songs for their highly anticipated new mainline release. More information on that will be released at a later date.
 Sunday Edition’s website is currently under renovation, and until the new site is unveiled, you can find out more information on the group by visiting www.sundayedition.net . Facebook members can find Sunday Edition at www.facebook.com/sundayedition  . You can follow Sunday Edition on Twitter by logging in at www.twitter.com/thesunedition  .
 About Sunday Edition
Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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Sunday Edition Honored with 3 USAGEM Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops on September 26, 2011 – 1:06 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (September 26, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, was recently honored with three nominations in the upcoming United States Associated of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians (USAGEM) Annual Awards Show.
 
Sunday Edition received two nominations as a group – New Artist of the Year and Gospel Entertainer of the Year. In addition, the group’s lead vocalist Chris Unthank was named in the Male Vocalist of the Year category.
 
“We are new to USAGEM, but we are so grateful for their support of our ministry this year,” mentioned group member Deon Unthank. “We believe in the work that this organization is doing, and we are proud to be a member of USAGEM.”
 
The USAGEM Awards will be handed out as a part of the 8th Annual USAGEM Convention and Awards Show. The even will be held at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville, Tennessee on November 18 and 19, 2011. More information on the organization and event can be found at www.usagem.org  .
 
Sunday Edition recently released their highly anticipated follow-up single to the group’s debut singles with BSA World Records. The group has again partnered with BSA World Records for this release – which was produced by Glen Bates (Crystal River, Tribute Quartet).  Bates produced the critically acclaimed “Mercy Walks a Road” and smash hit “He Bore a Cross” for the group as well. The song, titled “Bring Back the Cross,” was written by Glen Bates was sent to radio earlier this summer.
 
“He Bore a Cross” became the group’s biggest hit to date in 2009  – giving them their highest charting position on the Singing News Top 80 (#44) and earning the group its first Top 10 New Release.  In addition, the song landed Sunday Edition its second #1 hit on the SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart. The second single, “Mercy Walks a Road” also charted on major Southern Gospel charts – AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart, Christian Voice Magazine Top 100 Southern Gospel Chart, and PowerSource Magazine Top 100 Southern Gospel chart.
 
The trio recently released their highly anticipated new recording – Sunday Worship.  Sunday Worship is a conceptual recording that not only pays tribute to the group’s history singing in the church, but it also takes a look at the current landscape of church music. Sunday Worship consists of six cherished hymns and five modern worship songs set to an acoustic, piano only accompaniment.
 
Sunday Edition’s website is currently under renovation, and until the new site is unveiled, you can find out more information on the trio by visiting many social networking sites. Facebook members can find Sunday Edition at www.facebook.com/sundayedition  .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at www.myspace.com/thesundayedition/ .  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/ . You can follow Sunday Edition on Twitter by logging in at www.twitter.com/thesunedition  .
 
About Sunday Edition
Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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Sunday Edition Announces Marriage of Chris Unthank to Noel Lowrance

Written by SGN Scoops on September 8, 2011 – 5:54 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (September 8, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, is proud to announce the recent marriage of group member Chris Unthank to Noel Lowrance of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
The happy couple was married on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The wedding took place at Turning Point Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. After Hurricane Irene thwarted their honeymoon plans in New York City, the couple rerouted and spent their honeymoon in Chicago last week. The couple resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where Chris remains a vital part of Sunday Edition, SSE Group, Inc. and AbsolutelyGospel.com.
 
In addition to singing with Sunday Edition, Chris is the son of Deon Unthank (administrator of AbsolutelyGospel.com, formerly SoGospelNews.com – the internet’s largest e-zine dedicated to Southern Gospel music). He is also the co-founder of SSE Group, Inc., a publicity and web-publishing firm dedicated to assisting emerging artists in the field of Southern Gospel. Chris was recently appointed the editor-in-chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com after the passing of site founder (and his mother) Susan Unthank this past January.
 
Noel, originally from Waco, Texas, currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is currently working as the church secretary at Turning Church, the couple’s home church. Noel is the daughter of Rev. Johnny and Brenda Lowrance. Rev. Lowrance was the writer of the hit song “Mender of Broken Wings” (recorded by The Sound).
 
The happy couple looks forward to meeting old and new friends a like at next week’s National Quartet Convention. You can stop by Sunday Edition’s booth (#898 and 8A) and wish the happy couple many blessings.
 
For more information on Sunday Edition, visit them on the popular social networking site Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sundayedition  .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at http://myspace.com/thesundayedition/ .  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at http://www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/ .
 
The trio’s home on the web can be found at www.sundayedition.net .
 
About Sunday Edition
Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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Sunday Edition Announces Engagement of Chris Unthank to Noel Lowrance

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 31, 2011 – 6:13 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (January 31, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Middle Tennessee’s favorite groups, is proud to announce the engagement of group member Chris Unthank to Noel Lowrance of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

In addition to singing with Sunday Edition, Chris is the son of Deon & Susan Unthank (administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com, formerly SoGospelNews.com – the internet’s largest e-zine dedicated to Southern Gospel music). He is also the co-founder of SSE Group, Inc., a publicity and web-publishing firm dedicated to assisting emerging artists in the field of Southern Gospel. Chris was recently appointed the editor-in-chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com earlier this month.

Noel, originally from Waco, Texas, currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is currently working as the church secretary at Turning Point Assembly of God, the couple’s home church. Noel is the daughter of Rev. Johnny and Brenda Lowrance. Rev. Lowrance was the writer of the hit song “Mender of Broken Wings.”

The happy couple has set the date for their wedding for Saturday, August 27, 2011. The wedding will take place at Turning Point Assembly of God in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The couple is planning to reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where Chris plans to remain a vital part of Sunday Edition, SSE Group, Inc. and AbsolutelyGospel.com.

For more information on the wedding, visit http://www.chrisandnoel.com.

For more information on Sunday Edition, visit them on the popular social networking site Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sundayedition .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at http://myspace.com/thesundayedition/.  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at http://www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/.

About Sunday Edition

Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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Men of Music Renew Publicity and Web Publishing Agreement with SSE Group, Inc.

Written by Rhonda on October 5, 2010 – 11:47 am -

JACKSON, Miss. – (October 4, 2010) – Southern Gospel favorites the Men of Music have just renewed their contract with SSE Group, Inc.  The trio has signed on for another year of exclusive publicity from Southern Spin Entertainment.  The Men of Music will continue to have access to all media publications serviced by Southern Spin Entertainment, as well as marketing possibilities with the organization.

In addition, the Men of Music will receive a newly designed website and press kit as per the contract renewal.

Greg Colburn of the Men of Music stated, “We have been very pleased with the work that SSE has done for us over the past year. We have some very big things on the horizon for our group, and we are excited to have SSE working with us again this year!”

“The Men of Music are not only talented, but they have a really big heart for ministry. We can’t wait to see how God uses them in this next year,” mentioned Chris Unthank of SSE Group, Inc.

The Men of Music have been making a big impact on the artist music community SoundClick.com’s charts recently. The group’s brand new song, “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be,” steadily rose on both the Country and Christian Country charts last month. The song peaked at #6 on the Country chart and #3 on the Christian Country chart.

The song “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be” is a wonderful re-make of the old gospel classic, produced in a pure and simple style accompanied only by the Gospel music great Andrew Ishee on piano. It is truly touching, and fans are invited to review it at the following link:

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?genre=Country&songid=9576489&q=hi

The Men of Music are currently preparing for the release of two highly anticipated recordings. Both releases will be available by the end of the year.

The Men of Music announced their return to full-time touring after a three-year absence from the road last year.  The Men of Music are currently booking dates and touring as a trio.  Churches, promoters, and individuals interested in scheduling the Men of Music for their ministry event can call the ministry office at (615) 562-5394 or (601) 573-4602.

To visit the newly designed Men of Music website, visit http://www.themenofmusic.com

About the Men of Music
The Men of Music have recently returned full time to the Southern Gospel community after a three-year absence from the road. The group is currently preparing for the release of their first mainline recording since coming off the road.


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Sunday Edition Will Debut New Project Next Month

Written by Rhonda on August 14, 2010 – 8:35 pm -


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (August 14, 2010) – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, is excited about the release of the trio’s highly anticipated new recording – Sunday Worship.  Sunday Worship is a conceptual recording that not only pays tribute to the group’s history singing in the church, but it also takes a look at the current landscape of church music.

Deon Unthank of Sunday Edition said, “All three of us have fond memories of going to our grandparents’ old country churches and singing along in worship with nothing more than our voices an old, out-of-tune piano. So, that inspired us when recording this record to strip it down to the way it used to be and just sing these songs from the bottom of our soul with nothing but a piano and the voices God gave us.”

Sunday Worship consists of six cherished hymns and five modern worship songs set to an acoustic, piano only accompaniment.

Deon Unthank, who also co-produced the record, said, “Everywhere we go, people ask us to sing one of two things – either worship songs or hymns.  Well, this release focuses on both those aspects of church music.”

“We are so excited about this release, because we really feel like you can sense the heart and emotion behind these songs,” mentioned Amy Marie Unthank of Sunday Edition. “We picked these songs, because they mean something to each of us.”

Sunday Worship was recorded with the concept of “less-is-more” in mind. Very little digital enhancements and processing was used on the vocals, and the group opted out of using vocal stacks and vocal alignment for this album.

“More than anything, we wanted this recording to feel authentic. We didn’t want it to sound over-produced and over-processed. What’s great is that you do get to hear blemishes in our voices and moments where we could have sang it better – but we wanted to make it sound like we were in an old country church singing these songs – just like we remember. We hope we accomplished that,” mentioned co-producer and Sunday Edition member Chris D. Unthank.

Sunday Worship features an equal share of modern and classic worship tunes like “Blessed Assurance,” “Precious Lord,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Indescribable,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” and “Friend of God,” in addition to many more songs.

Vocals for the new album were recorded at Square One Studio in Franklin, Tennessee.  The project was produced by group members Chris and Deon Unthank, and all vocals were arranged by Sunday Edition. Jeff Duffield mixed and mastered the recording, while tracks for the album were performed and recorded by Bobby McAllister (for Salem-Sound in Winston-Salem, NC). The group enlisted the help of Deon’s pastor Johnny Minick for the piano on “Feeling Mighty Fine.” Steve Allen and Aaron Minick also assisted in engineering for the project.

Sunday Worship will debut and be available to purchase for the first time during the week of the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky from September 13-18, 2010. Sunday Edition will be performing on Monday afternoon’s Featured Artist Showcase from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and will be singing selections from the new release at the showcase.

Sunday Edition recently released their follow-up to the smash-hit “He Bore a Cross.”  The new single, titled “Mercy Walks a Road,” was once again produced by Glen Bates and written by Bates and Glen Ashworth.  The new song is another special single release with BSA World Records.

The song is currently available for radio stations to download via Chuck Peters’ SG Show Prep and was released to radio through DJ Man Promotions and BSA World Records. In addition, the song is also being promoted to radio by TS Promotions, the Rick Hendrix Company, and Music City Media Group.

For more information on Sunday Edition, visit http://www.sundayedition.net .

Facebook members can find Sunday Edition on the popular social networking site at http://www.facebook.com/sundayedition .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at http://myspace.com/thesundayedition/.  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at http://www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/.

About Sunday Edition
Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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