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Gospel Music Trio Ponder, Sykes & Wright Creates New “Set List”

Written by Staff on November 9, 2017 – 12:03 pm -

Gospel Music Trio Ponder, Sykes & Wright Creates New Set List

Gospel Music Trio Ponder, Sykes & Wright Creates New Set List

Ponder, Sykes & Wright releases New Hits Collection and Gears Up for 2018 Tour Schedule

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—November 9th, 2017—Gaither Music Group has just announced the release of Set List, The Best of Ponder, Sykes & Wright, scheduled to release digitally on December 1st to outlets everywhere including iTunes, Amazon, and others.  The recording features some of the most requested hits and favorite songs from this trio, known for seamless, three-part harmony and soothing blends.

David Ponder, Michael Sykes andWoody Wright have been performing together for nearly 40 years.  Individually, they are acclaimed singers and musicians with multiple awards, national platform performances and producer credits.  Together, however, they possess a sound and style all their own—one with country roots, pop sensibilities and the gospel message.

“Set List is a mixture of studio and live cuts, radio releases and a few surprises,” stated Wright.  “Most everywhere I play solo concerts someone will say they remember Ponder Sykes & Wright.  So hopefully those folks will enjoy this collection.”

That collection includes songs like“I Wouldn’t Take Nothin’ for My Journey,” “Higher Ground,” “He Still Speaks,” “I Know Where There’s Water” and more.  This “set list” of songs will be referred to often as the group hits the road this winter and spring for their first tour together in years.

“We’ve discussed putting live dates on the calendar pretty much since we stopped booking dates!” said Wright.  “We’ve been ‘studio dogs’ for so long, but all three of us had the childhood dream to play live music.  It’s way past time for us to hear and share the PS&W harmony live again.”

Gospel Music Trio Ponder, Sykes & Wright 2008

Gospel Music Trio Ponder, Sykes & Wright 2008

Through decades of producing, writing and recording, that harmony has never lost its impact on the guys.  “This vocal blend is special to me because it was born in my living room,” Wright continued.  “The three of us were in another group together at the time, and we were early for a rehearsal at my house.  We sang the Commodores’ ‘Sail On’ and heard a harmony buzz I’m still not over, nearly 40 years later.”

“I’m ready to share hope as we travel,” stated Ponder, who has experienced newness of life firsthand since he underwent a heart transplant surgery last year.  “On August 5, 2016, God completely healed my severe heart damage/failure by giving me a new heart. God showed me it was part of His plan for me to be healthy so He could use me with Michael and Woody to give people hope–for health, for relationships and hope in Jesus Christ.  I’m ready to share that hope.”

Set List, The Best of Ponder, Sykes & Wright, will be exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music.

For further information regarding the group visit them at their webpage or on Facebook. Click here for booking or for tour shedule.

November 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

November 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

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David Ponder has been working in studios since the mid-‘90s, using his talents as an engineer, digital editor, singer, acoustic guitar player, percussionist, composer, vocal engineer and bass player.  He has worked with a “who’s who of artists,” including the Gaither Vocal Band, The Hagees, Bill Gaither, Russ Taff, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jessy Dixon, Cherryholmes, Karen Peck & New River, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Mark Lowry, Dottie Rambo, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, the Martins, The Crabb Family, Vestal Goodman, Bill & Gloria Gaither and more.

Winner of more than a dozen GMA Dove Awards and multiple GRAMMY ® nominations, Michael Sykes is a musician, songwriter, singer and producer.  Setting out for Nashville at 18 years of age, he began playing piano for various country and gospel groups and soon found himself offering creative input with group harmonies before becoming a producer.

Sykes has produced albums for the industry’s most esteemed artists, including the Gaither Vocal Band, Russ Taff, the Martins, Jeff and Sheri Easter and his full-circle achievement as producer of The Oak Ridge Boys’ DOVE Award-winning album From the Heart.  He has also expressed his artistry through his songwriting accomplishments, including much-loved songs like “Prayer Warrior,” “King of Who I Am,” “Knowing You’ll Be There” and “Make It Real.”  His love for harmony has made him a natural singer as a vocalist with Goodman Revival and Ponder Sykes & Wright.

Woody Wright grew up studying the writings of Dad Speer, Charles Wesley, Fanny Crosby, Larry Gatlin and Kris Kristofferson, among others.  Digesting every liner note, song credit and publishing company name, his dream in life was for a gospel or country music artist to sing one of the songs he was writing.

And a few did!  Those credits include such artists as the Gaither Vocal Band, Charley Pride, Mark Lowry, Russ Taff, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Isaacs, William Lee Golden, Buddy Greene, Karen Peck & New River, Judy Martin Hess, the Booth Brothers, Tanya Goodman Sykes, Chonda Pierce, Lynda Randle, Sammy Hall, Christ Church Choir, The Lewis Family and many more.  A multi-artist concept CD and DVD project called Circuit Rider, that he created with Suzanne Jennings, was just released.

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Written by Staff on November 7, 2017 – 1:23 pm -



What does it take to get this Canadian girl to go to some place called Bell Buckle, Tennessee? Well for starters, a getaway weekend simply titled: Russ and Tori Taff’s weekend in Bell Buckle, consisting of some of the best Gospel music there is today. Throw in some of the best southern cooking, hospitality, and charm. Think it is hard to fit all of this into a charming hamlet of 500+ inhabitants? Well, it is possible because that’s exactly what happened. To quote our weekend host Tori Taff, “A joyful oasis from your daily routine,” and that’s what this amazing weekend delivered.

What I am referring to? The 2nd Annual Russ and Tori Taff ‘s Weekend in Bell Buckle, Tenn., on Oct. 7 and 8. From the moment I stepped into the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall on the Friday for early registration, I was greeted with open arms, which quickly got filled with the warmest and most sincere hug from our greeter

Russ and Tori Taff

Tori Taff

Tori herself. As a guest, you get treated to a registration bag filled with goodies; name tag/badge, lovely commemorative mug, a professional and gorgeous autographed 8×10 picture of Russ Taff, yummy moon pie samples, Bell Buckle bumper sticker, and an exclusive CD by Russ of never before released songs. In addition, a list of shops indicating their discounts especially for the weekend guests, all packed into a nice yellow tote bag. Tori is definitely in her wheelhouse, hosting, greeting and scheduling this annual event. Leaving Russ, who has been called “the introvert in an extroverts career,” to do what he does best: sing. And that he did, in spades.

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Written by Staff on November 7, 2017 – 5:25 am -



Iconic Group Partners With LifeWay Worship For New Christmas Set

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Sing Noël, the highly-anticipated, new recording from Platinum-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated Point of Grace, was released October 20. Heralded for multiple classic Christmas recordings spanning a storied career, Sing Noël is Point of Grace’s fifth seasonal set and their LifeWay Worship debut.

Featuring 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites, the project was produced by Kent Hooper and Phillip Keveren. Opening with a bright, modern rendition of “Angels From the Realms of Glory,” which showcases the group’s signature harmonies, additional highlights of Sing Noël include a “Mary Did You Know?” and “What Child Is This?” medley; the bluegrass-tinged hymn “See Amid the Winter’s Snow;” and the worshipful “Fear Not,” among others.

“It has been several years since we have recorded a Christmas project, and this one is really special,” said Point of Grace’s Shelley Breen. “It has a central focus on the carols of Christmas. It was so fun to sit around together in the beginning stages of the record with our old Baptist hymnals and realize just how many classic carols we had not recorded. Our producers and LifeWay Worship were amazing in helping us find our own ‘spin’ on these songs. I feel like the spirit of the season was captured perfectly! Now, we can’t wait for our amazingly loyal fans to share in our excitement.”

“Sing Noël has been a wonderful Christmas journey for all of us at LifeWay Worship,” said Mike Harland, Director of LifeWay Worship. “As fans, we love it. As friends, we are so proud of who they are and what they have created here. And as ministry partners, we are blessed beyond description to share in the creation of this Kingdom project with true servants of the Church in song.”

Point of Grace last Christmas album was released 2008

Point of Grace last Christmas album was released 2008

For more than 20 years, Point of Grace’s soaring melodies and rich harmonies have helped define the sound of contemporary Christian music. The seminal group has sold more than 8 million units; garnered two Platinum records; three GRAMMY® nominations; 27 #1 singles and numerous Dove Awards. With a discography including 10 best-selling studio recordings and four beloved Christmas albums, Point of Grace is known for such Christian radio standards as “I’ll Be Believing,” “Keep the Candle Burning,” “Circle of Friends” and “Jesus Will Still Be There.” Comprised of Shelley Breen, Denise Jones and Leigh Cappillino, the group founded the groundbreaking Girls of Grace conference and have authored multiple books. Point of Grace regularly appears on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage, and they have been featured on “The View,” as well as in the pages of TIME and Ladies’ Home Journal, among other top media.

LifeWay Worship is a division of LifeWay Christian Resources and represents the music, worship and church supplies ministries of LifeWay Christian Resources, a not-for-profit company. We exist to help churches in their mission of making disciples.

LifeWay Christian Stores are owned and operated by LifeWay Christian Resources with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. With more than 170 stores across the nation, LifeWay is the largest Christian bookstore chain in the U.S. The nonprofit publishing and retail company is known for publishing best-selling author Beth Moore, the New York Times best-seller The Love Dare, the Christian Standard Bible translation under the B&H Publishing Group imprint, and other Christian resources.

Sing Noël will be available exclusively at LifeWay Christian Stores around the country, as well as on and iTunes.

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Clayton and Scotty Inman: A Triumphant tandem

Written by Staff on September 4, 2017 – 9:48 am -

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Father/son duo is in 15th year alongside each other on stage


Clayton Inman was your typical baseball dad. He was president of the Sevier County (Tenn.) High School baseball program’s booster club. His son was a left-handed first baseman who appeared to be destined to play at the collegiate level. However, a detour altered that path.


Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Now, the Inmans have been playing on the same team for the past 15 years. “It’s been awesome,” Clayton emphasizes. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”


However, for that to happen, Scotty Inman had to don a different type of uniform … trading his jersey and cleats for a coat and tie.


Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

“Growing up, his love for this music was always there,” Clayton points out. “He was a pretty talented athlete. I never pushed him to do this.”

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Jimmy Reno reviews Three Bridges new CD, “Hymns and Classics Renewed”

Written by Staff on August 17, 2017 – 2:18 pm -

Three Bridges

Three Bridges

Three Bridges released “Soldiers,” their critically-acclaimed debut album, in 2002. It may be surprizing to some to realize that after the past 15 years of their ministry going strong and enjoying numerous album releases, this current CD marks the first time they have released a hymns project.


“Hymns and Classics Renewed” is the title of the debut hymns project from the group. The album contains well-known hymns done in the soulful stylings Three Bridges has become known for. The album features the current lineup of Jeremie Hudson, Shannon Smith and Elliott McCoy.


Three Bridges release "Hymns and Classics Renewed"

Three Bridges release “Hymns and Classics Renewed”

This new project kicks things off with “There’s Power in the Blood.” The arrangement is upbeat and employs an edgy, soulful feel. It’s definitely a fresh arrangement for the familiar hymn. The next cut is “The Old Rugged Cross.” This is a straightforward, mellow arrangement of the well-known ballad, featuring solid vocals with tight harmonies. Baritone Elliott McCoy and Shannon Smith do a nice job on this one.


“The Love of God,” which features tenor Jeremie Hudson, is a ballad that is both well-orchestrated and delivers emotional vocals. This is a solid contribution to the project.


The Dallas Holm classic, “Rise Again,” which won a Dove Award in 1977 as Song of The Year, has been included, with the trio putting their own style on the popular tune. Lead singer Shannon Smith is featured on this one, and he delivers a solid vocal performance. This is a powerful arrangement of the song that audiences and fans are sure to love.


Three BridgesThe popular gospel classic penned by Mylon Lefevre in 1970, “Old Gospel Ship,” is another highlight from the project. The song is upbeat, and you will find yourself singing along in no time.


The group has re-cut a fan-favorite song from their debut mainline album in 2002 called, “The Captain.” This is a moving ballad with tight harmonies that fans of the group are already well familiar with.


Overall, this first hymns offering from the group is a solid effort. The album Three Bridgescontains both lively, upbeat tunes and ballads that stir emotion. The trio infuses their blend of soulful, edgy Gospel into well-known timeless classics. It produces a sound that Southern Gospel fans are sure to enjoy.

By Jimmy Reno

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Exodus to release “Behold the Lamb” video

Written by Staff on August 2, 2017 – 3:02 pm -

Exodus to release video for "Behold The Lamb"

Exodus to release video for “Behold The Lamb”

Exodus members Mike Watson, Susan Brady, Mary Scott and Cole Watson, from Gadsden, Alab., just released their new single, “Behold The Lamb,” to Southern Gospel radio.  The group has now made a new video to be released shortly.


“Behold The Lamb,” written by group member Brady and Phil Cross, is a beautiful, powerful ballad that features Cole.


Exodus releases Behold The Lamb on video

Cole Watson is featured on Behold the Lamb

Brady tells SGNScoops: “God loved His creation (man) so much He was willing to send His darling Son to be the last sacrificial Lamb ever needed again. When John the Baptist spoke these words in John 1:29 ‘ Behold The Lamb of God which taketh Away the sin of the world’, it was a proclamation, identifying who Jesus was and what He was going to do!

“I love the truth in these words John spoke and wanted to write about them. Phil Cross and I wrote ‘Behold the Lamb.’ Phil said he loves the connection between John the Baptist and the Lord. When you listen to the words ‘Behold the Lamb’…it is a call to worship, to praise the Lord Jesus Christ who came to where we are… so we could go to Him.”
The video and single were produced by Cross, who talks about the anthem in the video below.

The new video will debut on Facebook, tomorrow night August 3, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Central.

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ExodusAbout Exodus:

We became Exodus after lots of prayer. We all go to church together and that is how it started. Our pastor James O. Wallace asked Mary to sing “There Rose a Lamb” for Easter 2011. We were not for sure how the harmony would sound. Mike sang with his mom and dad for years and Susan with her family, Mary sang bluegrass/southern gospel. When we got together to practice over the song, it was amazing the harmony. It was not just the harmony though, God met with us and God used that song, on Easter, for His Glory and Honor. Praise God for His willingness to come and die for sinners like Exodus. We knew then, that it was something special. Our main goal in the beginning is for God to use us to Honor Him, that still stands today. The name “Exodus” came originally from Susan. Mary and Mike were both skeptical, but after praying and studying it, it was perfect for us. We were in bondage of sin, just like the children of Israel. We were both delivered from that bondage. We exited out of bondage and now awaiting that mass exodus that will take place pretty soon for those who have been gloriously saved from the bondage of sin, from death and hell. Praise God for His grace and mercy.

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Written by Staff on September 23, 2016 – 10:54 am -



Pigeon Forge, TN Readies to Welcome Thousands of Gospel Music Lovers for Annual Convention

Pigeon Forge, TN (September 22, 2016) – Organizers and event staff are busily making final preparations to welcome thousands of gospel music lovers to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN for NQC 2016.

The city of Pigeon Forge, TN will welcome an estimated 40,000 fans to the area as they enjoy concerts and festivities planned during NQC, held the week of September 25 – October 1, 2016.

Pigeon Forge, TN’s LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge serves as the home for the annual convention – a $45 million special events facility that opened in 2013. The center’s primary space will be configured for 11,000 seats for the NQC, with no seat more than 150 feet from the stage.



An all-star lineup of gospel music’s “who’s who” are featured throughout the week with showcases and nightly concerts delighting attendees. Highlights of the week include Grammy winner Jason Crabb, GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members The Hoppers, and award-winning artists such as the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Whisnants, the Jim Brady Trio, Mark Trammell Quartet, the Collingsworth Family, Tribute Quartet and many more!

In addition to the evening concerts, a plethora of events and activities await the thousands of gospel music fans throughout the week including the Singing News Fan Awards, Dr. David Jeremiah’s keynote address and more.

Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President, states: “We are looking forward to another great NQC in Pigeon Forge, and we are confident that attendees and participants will agree that NQC is truly a Gospel Music experience like no other.”

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.

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Jeff Chapman of Kingdom Heirs requests prayer

Written by Staff on September 10, 2016 – 5:22 pm -

Jeff Chapman with Kingdom Heirs outside at Dollywood

Jeff Chapman with Kingdom Heirs outside at Dollywood

Jeff Champman, smooth bass singer with the Kingdom Heirs of Dollywood, posted the following request on his Facebook page a short time ago today:

Jeff Chapman of the Kingdom Heirs

“Everyone keep me in your prayers as I am being transported to Fort Sanders hospital in Knoxville today to have a heart cath done with a possible stent put in as well. Thanks everyone.”

Everyone at SGNScoops is praying for Jeff and we request that all of our readers do as well.

Thank you for going to the Great Physician to ask for guidance for the physicians operating on Jeff today.

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Hall of Fame vocalist, Larnelle Harris, honored at 83rd Annual National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses

Written by Staff on September 9, 2016 – 10:28 am -

(Pictured L to R: Larnelle Harris: Dr. Marabeth E. Gentry, NCGCC National President; Rev. Dr. Derrick E. Roberts, NCGCC Chairman of the Board; Dr. Bessie M. Palmer,  2nd Vice President and Host President)

(Pictured L to R: Larnelle Harris: Dr. Marabeth E. Gentry, NCGCC National President; Rev. Dr. Derrick E. Roberts, NCGCC Chairman of the Board; Dr. Bessie M. Palmer, 2nd Vice President and Host President)

Louisville, KY — Hall of Fame vocalist Larnelle Harris was honored with a Heritage Award from the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) at their 83rd annual convention in Harris’ hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.  Harris says it was a humbling experience.

“The NCGCC has a long and storied history,” said Harris. “I was most grateful for the recognition, and privileged to be part of their event.”

Harris is the only person in history to be a member of three distinct Hall of Fame organizations: the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. In addition to his five Grammy Awards and 11 Dove Awards, including being named Male Vocalist of the Year three times by the gospel music industry, Harris has garnered nineteen #1 national radio singles and countless top 10 hits. Songs such as “How Excellent Is Thy Name,” “I Miss My Time with You,” and his signature song, “Amen,” are now considered modern Christian music classics.

From the White House to the 38th Parallel, Harris has impacted audiences across the globe with his music.   He was the first gospel artist to perform inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union.  He is one of a handful of celebrities to receive the Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service in recognition of his song “Mighty Spirit” as the theme song for the longest-running Public Service Announcement in television history. Harris was recently honored by his home state of Kentucky with the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts.

Married to wife Cynthia (a.k.a. Mitzy) for over 44 years, Harris continues to tour worldwide, recently performing at the National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C., New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as in Paris, France. In addition to his numerous solo dates, Harris also travels with various multi-artist tours. For more information, visit his website here.

About National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses:

The NCGCC was founded by Professor Thomas A. Dorsey, who is affectionately known as the Father of Gospel Music. The first Gospel choral union was organized in Chicago in 1932, and Dorsey was elected president. On August 30, 1933, at the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago, the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses was organized and held its first session. Every feature of the annual National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses was designed for the betterment of the Christian singer, instrumentalist, educator or leader; geared toward enabling the prepared Gospel ambassador; and purposed for the individual to be spiritually motivated to live the message of the Gospel song. Today, led by its President, Dr. Marabeth E. Gentry, and Rev. Dr. Derrick E. Roberts, Chairman of the Board. the NCGCC continues to expand the reach of Gospel music. Visit for more information.

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Written by Staff on September 9, 2016 – 9:34 am -

Chris Golden

Chris Golden

Nashville, TN  (September 8, 2016) – Chris Golden along with Monarch Talent Management announce an exciting collaboration that will impact the world of Gospel music.


With the release of Chris Golden’s newest project, Less of Me, Golden shares a symbolic meaning of where his life is at this time.  “Music is my life, my gift, my love”, says Golden.  And making music is the center of his focus.


“Producing a Gospel project is just a natural progression, I always knew that I would”, responded Golden when asked about the timing of Less of Me.  His previous project, Sunday Shoes, is a reflection of a journey that began with church and hard work in Tennessee and Alabama.  Life then brought trails into the entertainment world, in both Country and Rock music and back to his roots.  Golden describes the need to polish up those “Sunday Shoes” that have become scuffed through the years.


Marie Lange, President of Monarch Talent Management said, “Chris Golden is returning to his first musical love.  We will work together to identify new opportunities that support his vast talent.”  The alliance was announced in Nashville, TN this week.


Chris Golden is no stranger to the world of music having rich musical roots.  From national television appearances to major record deals.  Golden is perhaps best known for his years with the Oak Ridge Boys.  Recently, Christian Voice named Golden as 2016 Crossover Artist of the Year.  Adding to Golden’s recent recognition are nominations from the International Christian Gospel Music Association (ICGMA).  Golden was also named the ICGMA’s Crossover Artist of the Year.


Chris Golden

Chris Golden at Christian Country Expo ’15

The newest album, Less of Me, features all three of Golden’s children with daughter Elizabeth playing fiddle as well.  A highlight for Golden was having his father, William Lee Golden and Golden’s daughter joining on “Thank God for Kids”.  “I can not think of a more appropriate song for three generations to sing together”, Golden said.

The mission of MTM is to partner the artists that have signed with Monarch Talent Management to work diligently with venues/promoters to provide them with quality performances.  MTM focuses primarily on established Artists with a quality product that have 10 plus years performing in the Traditional Country, Southern Gospel, and Contemporary Christian genre.

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