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Karen Peck and New River celebrate at 2019 Dove Awards

Written by Staff on October 16, 2019 – 4:07 pm -

Karen Peck and New River at the 2019 Dove Awards. (Photo Source: Karen Peck and New River Facebook page.)

Karen Peck and New River at 2019 Dove Awards. (Photo Source: Karen Peck and New River Facebook page.)

Karen Peck and New River attended the 2019 Dove Awards last night in Nashville, Tenn., and were blessed with the Southern Gospel Song of the Year Award.

In today’s newsletter, Karen Peck writes, “Yesterday was such a beautiful, wonder day/night at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, TN. We are super excited to announce that “I Know I’ll Be There” won the Southern Gospel Song of the Year!Y’all!! We are so incredibly thankful to the Lord. What a privilege to co-write it with my dear friends Wayne Haun and Dave Clark.

Last night KPNR performed on a Southern Gospel segment, along with our friends Joseph Habedank and Triumphant. You can watch the entire GMA Dove Awards show this Sunday night on TBN at 8pm.”

Congratulations to Karen Peck and New River, and to all of the winners and nominees at the 2019 Dove Awards.

SGNScoops Magazine Facebook page is the site of live interviews from the Dove Awards red carpet. Be sure to see all of the videos by Craig Harris and Shanda Graves. They were able to talk to winners Karen Peck and New River. Enjoy the video below:

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Prayers requested for mother of Rusty and Chris Golden

Written by Staff on August 31, 2019 – 11:31 am -

Frogene Normand Mother of Chris Golden and Rusty Golden Rusty and Chris Golden, both singer/songwriters and active in the Christian music industry, have requested prayer for their mother, Frogene Normand.

Chris posted the following on Facebook earlier today:

Frogene Normand Mother of Chris Golden and Rusty Golden

Frogene Normand and Rusty Golden

URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED!

Our dear mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few days ago and after weeks of pain, sickness, and suffering, she is trying to gain strength enough to make the trip from south Alabama to Nashville today. Brother Rusty is with her and will be taking her straight to the hospital. We have an appointment with the team at Vanderbilt next week for consultation about the next steps and a treatment plan. Please join our family in praying for strength, guidance and direction, wisdom, and healing if it be His Will.

Chris Golden

Chris 

Chris, Rusty, and their brother Craig, are sons of Frogene Normand and William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys.

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DOMINION AGENCY WELCOMES CARMAN TO ARTIST ROSTER

Written by Staff on August 30, 2019 – 9:30 am -

DOMINION AGENCY WELCOMES CARMAN TO ARTIST ROSTERWaynesville, NC – Carman Licciardello, known world-wide as “Carman,” has signed an exclusive booking agreement with Dominion Agency. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Carman began playing drums at age 5, guitar at age 15 and began singing at age 16. He studied acting at the Abbey Playhouse in Philadelphia. In 1973, Carman loaded up his green Chevy Vega and drove off to Las Vegas to begin his adventure in show business. During an Andrae Crouch concert, Carman was so moved that he accepted Christ, radically changing his life and the direction of his career, while enraging those in the secular world who awaited a decision on offers made.

 

Carman is an enigma in Christian music, often described as part evangelist and part Vegas Showman. His concerts, each filled with lights, music, preaching, clapping, dancing and singing have filled some of the largest stadiums in the world and are known to draw as many as 5,000 people to the counseling area to accept Christ. In fact, Carman holds the record for the largest Christian concert ever in Dallas, Texas. The Texas Stadium was filled with 71,132 people. He is more than just an A-list artist. Carman is a cultural phenomenon. His style is not duplicated or even attempted by any other artist of any genre. He has 15 gold and platinum albums and videos and has sold over 10 million records. His music spans the ages, touching hearts both young and old.

 

Carmen. The FlagIn 2013, Carman was diagnosed with myeloma and given a prognosis of only three to four years to live. In December 2013, Carman was in the hospital receiving chemotherapy treatments. By early 2014, Carman was declared free of cancer. He claims healing in the name of Jesus and takes that promise to audiences all over the world as he shares the hope of Christ.

 

Carman is on the road with his “Legacy Tour” thrilling fans with his greatest hits and reviving worship experiences through music, dance and drama. His West Coast Tour will kick off November 1, 2019. It goes without saying that still, to this day, Carman defies description and definition and remains a true American original.

 

July 2019 SGNScoops Magazine Editors Last Word by Lorraine Walker

Michael Davis, Dominion Agency’s President, shared, “It is such a joy and an honor to represent Carman and work with churches and promoters all over the world as we share the excitement his ministry brings to what can only be considered a true worship experience.”

 

To learn more about Dominion Agency and their artists, visit:  www.mddavis.com or call (828) 454-5900.  Visit Carman’s website to learn more and hear his current single, The Flag, released with a full orchestra and male quartet:  www.carmanontour.com.

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Beyond the Song: Pardoned sing “Down At The Altar”

Written by Staff on August 29, 2019 – 7:28 am -

Beyond the Song: Pardoned sing "Down At The Altar"

Pardoned

Beyond the Song by Jantina de Haan-Baksteen

Through a Facebook livestream I got to learn about the group Pardoned. It was the catchy sound that drew my attention. I got in contact with Rusty Rowan of the group for this edition of the Beyond The Song, to talk about “Down At The Altar.”

Jantina de Haan-Baksteen: Can you introduce the group members to the readers of SGNScoops?
Rusty Rowan: Pardoned is made up of Donnie Marr, Parker Rains, and Rusty Rowan. All three of us live in the Sand Mountain area of Alabama. Our families have been lifelong friends dating all the way back to our grandparents.

JB: How did the group come together?
RR: We were formed after recording a demo for one of Rusty’s songs, “When My Eyes See.” The producer of that recording suggested we send the song to radio to see if they would play it. That song charted on several internet and radio charts. From there we just kept on singing and trying to grow the music. Our first year has been amazing in a lot of ways and we are having a ball.

Beyond the Song: Pardoned sing "Down At The Altar"JB: What’s the story behind the group’s name?
RR: The name comes from our realization that God doesn’t just forgive us. He actually forgets the mistakes we have made. Forgiveness is great, but if the memory of that mistake remains, then thoughts of failure are always in your mind. When God forgives, he forgets… YOU BECOME PARDONED!

JB: Do you all come from a singing background?
RR: Yes. We were all raised in the church and around gospel music. We have all performed with various groups in gospel and country music. We have tried to take something educational from almost every artist we have known and worked with. We believe that we are a combination of a lot of other peoples’ talent and influence.

JB: Who are your musical influences?
RR: Wow. There are so many. It’s safe to say that we love harmony. The Gatlin Brothers, Diamond Rio, The Oaks, The Gaithers. Basically, if an artist has good harmony, we consider them an influence on what we do.

JB: You’ve launched your first EP, “Stirred Not Shaken” with six songs. Rusty, you wrote all of the songs?
RR: Yes, I was blessed to have these songs on the CD. Honestly, nobody else wanted to record them, so the guys got stuck with my stuff! Seriously, having people sing, listen to, and enjoy a song that God allowed me to craft, has been a huge blessing for me.

Beyond the Song: Pardoned sing "Down At The Altar"JB: Why is this EP called “Stirred Not Shaken?”
RR: We thought the name would catch the attention of lost people, maybe cause someone from outside of the traditional church to spend an extra minute looking at the cover and song titles. From there, we hope they will listen to the music and be drawn to Christ. For us, it wasn’t so much a title of our testimony, as it was a way to (hopefully) cause people to be curious about the message in the songs.

JB: The first song that’s released to radio is “Down At The Altar.” It’s a catchy song! What’s the message?
RR: The message of “Down At The Altar” is a reflection of how important that piece of furniture is in the history of the church, its people, and society as a whole. The altar has always been a place where people could bring their problems and find relief. Where friends and strangers alike could find, and do find, a common ground of sorts. The altar symbolizes the original safe place in every community and town across American and the world. The altar was important enough to be the first thing a scientist/traveler erected when they reached their destination. It was a necessity then and remains an even greater necessity today.

Beyond the Song: Pardoned sing "Down At The Altar"JB: What is the mission that sets you apart from other groups?
RR: Hopefully there is no difference in the mission of any artist who presents gospel music. Whether you represent Christian country, Black gospel, Contemporary, or Southern gospel, the mission should be the same: to lead Christians into worship and to lead lost people to Christ. While our methods may be different, our mission to reach the world for Christ must remain the same. That’s our mission: to help lead people to Christ.

JB: I heard there’s a new project in the making; can you share something about that?
RR: Yes. We have finished the tracks and are working on the vocals when we are home. The sound will be even more country than our debut release, but the message of the gospel is front and center in each cut. That’s never going to change. I can’t share much at this point, but we are very excited for people to hear our sophomore recording.

Beyond the Song: Pardoned sing "Down At The Altar"

Rusty Rowan of Pardoned

JB: What’s your favorite Bible verse?
RR: Daniel 6:22, where Daniel declares to the king that regardless of the king’s efforts to have him destroyed… God shut the lions’ mouth so that no harm could come to him!

JB: Where can we find you on the web
RR: You can find Pardoned online HERE  and on Facebook

Thanks Rusty Rowan for sharing your ministry to the readers. Blessings on your journey sharing the gospel with your talent.

Please watch and listen to this great new song, “Down At The Altar,” by Pardoned.

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Fox News’ Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC

Written by Staff on August 26, 2019 – 10:08 am -

Todd Starnes, Journalist, Will Tape Show, Starnes Country, to Feature Gospel Music’s Largest Annual Event

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 26, 2019) – NQC (the National Quartet Convention) has announced that Todd Starnes, celebrated Fox News journalist, will appear during the 2019 National Quartet Convention. Todd will speak during the NQC Chapel service on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 10:00 AM.

Additionally, Starnes will be covering the NQC on his signature show Starnes Country, which is on Fox Nation.

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQCStarnes Country is a news magazine-style program where Todd travels the heartland, providing commentary on the political and cultural issues of the day with his signature southern humor and conservative style.

NQC will be featured during one of the upcoming episodes of the new show. Air dates and times will be announced at a later date.

“Todd Starnes has been a long-time friend of the NQC, and we are delighted to welcome him back to the event,” states Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of the National Quartet Convention. “We are also thrilled that he and his producers have decided to make NQC the focus of one of the episodes of Starnes Country.

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC“My family has been attending the National Quartet Convention for a number of years,” says Todd Starnes. “It’s the premier event for Southern Gospel fans and I’m excited to be able to share that story with the rest of the nation.”

Todd Starnes is an American conservative columnist, commentator, author and radio host. He has appeared on multiple Fox News programs and In June 2017 began hosting a syndicated talk radio show on Fox News Radio.

NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.

The 2019 NQC will be held in Pigeon Forge, TN at the LeConte Center from Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Saturday, September 28, 2019.

For schedule, admission and all other information, visit www.NQConline.com

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Avenue Trio is singing songs along every mile

Written by Staff on August 25, 2019 – 2:06 pm -

Avenue is singing songs along every mileRecently, I had the opportunity to catch up with an up-and-coming trio in Atlanta when they were in town to tape Gospel Music USA at WATC TV. Avenue, based out of Nashville, Tenn., is climbing the radio charts across the country.

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Formed by Kasey Kemp, a name known to many in gospel music, Avenue records on the Song Garden Label. Their current project, “Songs For Every Mile,” includes the radio singles, “One Of These Mornings” and “Reach the World,” the latter which was originally recorded by the Bishops. 

 

“We sang (“Reach the World”) 20 years, four times a week, (for) many years,” says Mark Bishop. “(I’m) proud Avenue has put their touch on it and recorded it.”

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mileKemp was a member of Naomi and The Segos for several years, as well as with the Toney Brothers, and Allegiance. In Avenue, he is joined by Jacob Lagesse who sings lead, and Corey Lackey, on tenor. 

 

Lagesse and Kemp sang together in Allegiance, and they met Jacob through their pastor, Steve Hurst. Steve Hurst and Gary Casto helped Kemp create Avenue. 

Avenue is singing songs along every mile

“We are passionate about the Gospel and music,” says Kemp. “We believe music is a great avenue in which to share the gospel. Plus, those of us that are born again are on the avenue to heaven.”  

 

Avenue recently made their first appearance in Akron, Ohio, opening their concert with the popular gospel song, “The Heavenly Choir.” 

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mile

Kasey Kemp

Kemp is pleasantly surprised at the reception Avenue has received. “We choose songs that everyone is familiar with and that we feel would work together well on stage,” says Kemp. “Our first project was meant to be nothing more than a table project; meaning no radio releases. However, when it was complete, we felt it deserved more than (being) just a piece to sell on our table. We sent ‘One Of Those Mornings’ to radio and it topped out at number 23.” The song was on national charts for two months.

 

Kasey is the oldest member of the group. He is married to Haley and they have two children, Avaline, age two, and Autry, four months old. Growing up, Kemp was influenced by the Cathedrals. He took private vocal, piano and trumpet lessons as a child, and also went to the Steve Hurst School of Music. Avenue’s audiences are blessed when Kemp brings out his trumpet during their performance on stage. 

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mile

Corey Lackey

Lackey, 24, is a college student who is majoring in business management. Being from Wayne, Michigan, Lackey has been influenced musically by a trio with its roots also in Michigan, the Booth Brothers. The group’s tenor has great support in his career from his parents, sisters and brother.

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mile

Jacob Lagesse

Lagesse, 22, just graduated from Trevecca University in Nashville, where he studied music business and performed in school musicals. He likes to spend his time off at the beach or at a baseball field. When asked about special memories at university, Lagesse says, “Not sure on embarrassing college moments, but one of my highlights was getting to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage.” His experiences have seasoned both his vocals and performance ability.

 

All three artists in this group are ready for this moment that God has brought them together to be his avenue to share his love to the world, including the audience of WATC TV. Avenue’s “Gospel Music USA” episode is scheduled to air July 27.  

 

WATC TV has taped over 200 episodes of “Gospel Music USA” with more than 80 artists and airs on numerous stations across the nation. It airs in the Atlanta area on Saturday afternoons at 2:30 p.m.(EST)., and is also available on the internet at www.watc.tv. 

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mileThis powerful trio’s strong vocals are sure to put them on the charts often and to grace stages across the country. Find out more about Avenue at avenuetrio.com 

By Robert York

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in June 2019

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Lorraine Walker: Sweet corn, birthdays, and rain

Written by Staff on August 23, 2019 – 3:32 pm -

Lorraine Walker: Sweet corn, birthdays, and rain

Lorraine Walker: Sweet corn, birthdays, and rain. Photo credit: Snyder’s Sweet Corn

2019 August SGNScoops Editor’s Last Word By Lorraine Walker

August is a lovely month in my part of the world. There are many flowers, as long as we have rain, plus it is time for sweet corn and peaches. It is also lovely because I get to celebrate my birthday. I have decided, as I learn more to live in the moment and embrace what God has for me today, that each day and each year is special. Instead of wishing for times past, or to relive a younger age, I am learning that I am who I am because God has brought me through mountains and valleys to teach me to closely follow him. Life isn’t always sunshine and roses; as the song says, we have to have a little rain. That is how we grow, isn’t it?

 

A little rain fell on the gospel music community last month as we mourned the passing of Dr. Jerry Goff. Charlie Griffin brought us a great overview and we are also thankful for the artists and industry personnel that shared their memories with us. He was a considerate, joyful, gentle and genuine man of God. He will be missed and we send our love, sympathy and prayers to his wife Jan and all of his family and friends.

 

Lorraine Walker: Sweet corn, birthdays, and rain

August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

We offered you quite an eclectic bunch of artists for your reading pleasure this month and I do hope you enjoyed reading about all of them. Our writers again did a fantastic job and I am so grateful. Our creative team presented this issue with excellence and we are so appreciative. Summer is a busy time and it is not always possible to delegate moments to our hobbies, such as writing for SGNScoops. So we do thank you all.

 

As I was reading the Publisher’s Point for this month, I was reflecting on how my attitude about prayer has been shifted and focussed by my experiences. Pain, death, friendship, love, joy and sadness all color our lives but also deeply affect our relationship with God. None of these things, or any other emotion or experience changes who he is, for which I am grateful. But they do affect the lens through which we see him. 

 

Lorraine WalkerFor me, I have learned that he is closeby, always interested in what I am experiencing, always listening to hear my plea and my praise. He wants such a close relationship with me that he will stop at nothing to lead me along the path that leads to sanctification. That includes experiences that cause me to hurt, even for an extended time, whether it is physical or emotional pain. He won’t just lift me out of something I don’t like. He may let me remain there. But he is a good Father and it is always for a good reason. 

 

Sometimes, when we are in the midst of pain, it is hard to see the hand of God gripping our hand. That is why it is important to record our prayers to God, such as Rob was suggesting in his article. Then, when you refer to them later, you will see how God has answered and how far he has brought you along. It is faith-building and trust-securing.

 

Thank you to each of you for reading this month’s issue of SGNScoops Magazine. It has been my pleasure and my honor to present this to you and to God, month after month. May you find enjoyment and inspiration within these pages. As always, if you have a question or comment, please email me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com or find me on Facebook. I’d love to hear from you. 

By Lorraine Walker

First published in the August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

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Two-Time Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Perform at the Ark Encounter

Written by Staff on August 23, 2019 – 10:42 am -

Two-Time Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Perform at the Ark Encounter

Huge New Answers Center at the Ark Welcomes Popular Gospel Singer

WILLIAMSTOWN, Kentucky (August 23, 2019) – The impressive new 2,500-seat Answers Center at the Ark Encounter Christian themed attraction will play host to Grammy award-winning Christian music vocalist Jason Crabb, Sept. 17 and 18, 2019, at 6 p.m. The high-tech center in Williamstown, Kentucky (south of Cincinnati), opened in April, and features excellent acoustics and a stunning 70-foot-long LED screen, which will enhance Crabb’s stage performance.

Crabb has been awarded two Grammys: in 2018 for his latest project, Unexpected, and in 2009 for his debut record. He has also been honored with 22 Dove Awards by the Gospel Music Association, including “Artist of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and “Song of the Year.” He will be performing with a band at the Answers Center.

Two-Time Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Perform at the Ark EncounterFor Crabb, coming to the Ark is something of a homecoming. He is originally from Kentucky. Crabb has performed on many of the world’s most prestigious stages, such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and during Billy Graham’s final crusade in New York City. His videos on-line have received over 20 million views, and his powerhouse vocals have endeared him to fans around the world.

Crabb, who toured the full-size Ark recently, stated: “The Ark and Answers Center are amazing and state of the art. The Center has a great sound. I can’t wait to sing in this wonderful new venue.”

Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter said, “As a big fan of gospel music, I appreciate Jason’s music and message. He is known for an electrifying stage presence and powerful vocals as he sings praises to our God. What a great fit to have Jason, a Kentuckian and Bible-believer, perform at the Ark.”

Tickets for both performances are on sale now and range from $8.50 to $20.50, with a VIP pass offered that includes special seating and a meet and greet with Crabb and Ham. Seats are available at www.ArkEncounter.com/jasoncrabb.

Concert attendees can come early and tour the Ark and its beautiful grounds and newly expanded zoo, purchase a buffet dinner at Emzara’s Restaurant (which draws rave reviews from guests) , and then sit back and enjoy the 6 p.m. concert. Discount Ark Encounter admission is available for concert ticket holders: adults can purchase an Ark ticket for $39.95 (an $8 discount) when they present their concert ticket at the ticket window.

Two-Time Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Perform at the Ark Encounter

The Answers Center is the latest addition to the Ark Encounter attraction

Parking passes for the concert can be purchased for $10 standard vehicle and $15 oversized at the Ark Encounter ticket office. Parking is free, however, with a valid Kentucky, Ohio or Indiana driver’s license.

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Bible-defending) ministry based in northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati. In 2016, AiG opened the Ark Encounter, with a massive Noah’s Ark as its centerpiece, sometimes drawing 8,000-9,000 guests a day. The Creation Museum, 45 minutes away, has welcomed over 4 million visitors and has also become a major family attraction in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.answersingenesis.org.

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The Carolina Boys Quartet shares unshakable faith on Take A Stand

Written by Staff on August 20, 2019 – 12:28 pm -

The Carolina Boys Quartet shares unshakable faith on Take A StandArden, North Carolina (August 20, 2019) — On their upcoming album Take A Stand, The Carolina Boys Quartet (visit their website HERE) sings about the power of unshakable faith. When darkness and fear set in, a steadfast belief in what scripture tells us God will do is all we need to keep moving forward. The album, which will be released October 11, is now available for pre-order.

Take A Stand, the group’s fifth release with Crossroads Music begins with “I’m Traveling On,” a ‘true to the traditional’ Southern Gospel quartet song about not letting worldly temptations distract you along the path to heaven. It’s followed by “What You’re Going To Do,” which encourages praising God while waiting for Him to act in His timing because the promise of help is certain.

The Carolina Boys Quartet shares more songs about following God’s guiding hand through life on “The Hand of the Lord,” “One Step At A Time,” and “Claim the Promises,” all reiterating that faith is the most important resource we have throughout life.

The title track, “Take A Stand,” encourages us to hold our ground in the promises of Christ, where we’ll be safe and secure through struggles and trials.

“Take a Stand, stand firm
Hold fast to God’s holy word
Have faith, be strong
For it will not be very long,
Til the mighty hand of the Lord will deliver you once more
Safe and secure
Take a stand on his word.”

Let It Be The Cross,” “They Never Were The Same,” and “To Save My Life,” tell of the lasting legacy of Christ’s time on Earth and His resurrection. With moving music, these songs inspire reverence and worship.

Other tracks include, “Dig A Well,” about finding renewal for the spirit; “Somebody Somewhere,” about being a witness for Christ and bringing others to His word; and “You’ve Already Forgotten,” about God’s unending mercy.

The album closes with “Faith Works,” a musically stripped-down production with only piano and keys supporting the vocals reminding us that by just having belief alone, we’ll be saved by grace.

“We are celebrating 10 years of ministry this year, and have been blessed to be with Crossroads from the very beginning,” says Chuck Lowe, The Carolina Boys Quartet’s lead singer. “We believe this new project is our best yet, with powerful songs written by some of the best writers in the business.”

Carolina BoysProducer Jeff Collins adds, “Integrity and sincerity are two descriptions that come first to my mind when enjoying the music of The Carolina Boys Quartet. Each member of this seasoned quartet offers their excellent vocal abilities to this upcoming release from Skyland. Each year I really look forward to and enjoy the process of building great songs with these guys. You will so enjoy this selection of music!”

Pre-order Take A Stand HERE.

About The Carolina Boys Quartet:
The Carolina Boys Quartet holds high the mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world. From the highest tenor note to the lowest bass note and everything in between The Carolina Boys Quartet, featuring bass Stephen Jewell, baritone Toby Fricks, lead Chuck Lowe, and tenor Mark Wyatt, seeks to use the gifts and talents God has blessed them with for His glory. These Christian brothers truly feel the call to ministry and are honored to be a part of what God is doing through this group. They have a genuine joy in singing and sharing the Gospel through song. The Carolina Boys Quartet hopes that their songs will touch your heart, and encourage you in your daily walk with Christ. The Carolina Boys Quartet received the 2015 New Traditional Quartet award at the Singing News Fan Awards.
About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Beyond the Song: Cross Anchored sings “He’s Alive, He’s Alive”

Written by Staff on August 19, 2019 – 1:53 pm -

Cross Anchored

Cross Anchored

Jantina de Haan-Baksteen brings another Beyond the Song, as she visits with Cross Anchored about their song, “He’s Alive, He’s Alive.”

Jantina: I learned about this group from Donna Journey, on her show, Camp Meeting Radio. Cross Anchored make their home in North Carolina. The song “He’s Alive, He’s Alive,” really spoke to me. So I reached out to them and had an interview with Jay Pass about their ministry and this song.

Jantina: Can you please give us a short introduction of who Cross Anchored is and its members?

Cross Anchored: Todd Baker (lead), Myron Waddell (baritone), and Jay Pass (tenor) bring a sense of excitement about what they do, a deep conviction of the Spirit’s anointing and God’s calling upon their lives. Their commitment to ministry and their desire to see people drawn closer to the Lord are the driving forces behind all that they do.

Jantina: What is the heart of what Cross Anchored stands for?

CA: Cross Anchored remains steadfast in their conviction that God has ordained them – as individuals and as a group – to a music ministry. We believe the Bible to be the inspired holy word of God. We also believe in the virgin birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and in the sufficiency of Christ’s finished work at Calvary for the atoning of sin.

Cross AnchoredJantina: You all have a musical history, correct?

CA: We have a combined 61 years of experience singing Southern gospel music and have traveled extensively within the regional circuit. Cross Anchored has been in ministry since 2005 and began as a quartet. The group transitioned into a trio in early 2018 with the departure of our bass singer.  The group has recorded five albums to date.  

Jantina: I came across your song, “He’s Alive, He’s Alive.” What makes this message in song so special to you as a group that you recorded it on the album titled “Decade?”

CA: It has a timeless message about the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior. The lyrics of the song speak to how he is the foundation of every aspect of our lives. Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our faith is meaningless.

Jantina: Who wrote, “He’s Alive, He’s Alive?”

CA: Frances Simpson/Asheville Music Publishing/BMI/Chris White Music/BMI

Cross AnchoredJantina: Do you tour on a regular basis?

CA: Yes, we perform approximately 40 dates per year, but are always open to more opportunities as the Lord opens new doors for our ministry.

Jantina: Where can our readers reach you on the web?

CA: People can reach us on social media: Website HERE, on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.

Jantina: Thank you for giving us a look at the inside of your ministry. May God guide whereever you might be used for His glory.

We hope you enjoy this video of Cross Anchored singing, “He’s Alive, He’s Alive.”

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