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Guard Your Heart by Selena Day

Written by Staff on May 7, 2017 – 12:00 pm -

Chuck and Selena Day

Chuck and Selena Day

Proverbs 4:23(NLT) “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

Well, over the past few months the divisiveness in our country seems to have boiled over, and it finds itself erupting onto the pages of Facebook as well as many other social media outlets.

I am the youngest of three. My birthday is in October, but my parents decided not to hold me back a year in school, so during my school career I was always the youngest. Without realizing it, this set a distorted thought pattern in my life, that just because older individuals surrounded me they must be more knowledgeable than myself.

I married my husband, who is eight years older, and began a journey with him in a career that I knew absolutely nothing about. Which only reinforced this image I carried of myself, that my knowledge and wisdom was limited.

Selena Day

Selena Day

So imagine my surprise when I felt God slowly and gently calling me to be a leader. He set the course with a few life lessons that began unraveling how I viewed myself as a leader, and showing me my leadership skills and what it meant to lead.

My first and greatest lesson was in motherhood. From the very beginning, you can either make decisions based on what is easiest on you and what hurts you the least or you make decisions that are for the good of the whole. When I became a parent I realized the truth behind the old adage: “This is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you.”

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Thankfulness by Selena Day

Written by Staff on November 24, 2016 – 4:24 pm -

 

Selena Day

Selena Day and her husband Chuck

Thankfulness has been a life lesson on my heart for the past few years. It has become the thread in the tapestry of lessons Papa God has taught me. There are seasons in my life when I feel the need to keep a gratitude journal; a tangible book of remembrance for me to direct my focus on what God is doing. Thankfulness has become a way of life in the Day home. 

Let me stop for a moment and share with you a truth I believe. I believe that God is talking ALL the time; I mean He likes to talk more than anyone I know. I believe that He talks to everyone and not just to Christians. I know; take a deep breath as this may shock some of you. As Life Coaches, Chuck and I share the knowledge and wisdom Christ has given us with many young people and do not just keep that wisdom for our own children, but our children know our hearts, so they know deeper secrets into the life lessons from the Day kingdom. They know they have our hearts so they don’t have to repeatedly ask us for permission to come to our table and ask questions; they just know that it is their table as well. People come to Chuck all the time asking advice about writing and becoming an artist, but it has only been our children Chuck ever paid lessons for and bought equipment to further their artistic drive. I believe that we as God’s children have an advantage, that by being in relationship with the Creator of the universe, we have access to keys that unlock truths that the rest of the world grapples with. 

Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you. I will tell you of great things, things beyond what you can imagine, things you could never have known.”

Selena Day

Selena Day

I personally believe that for centuries God in His word has taught us, His children, to have a grateful heart and now medical research is proving that being thankful actually promotes positive health.  

I believe that having a thankful heart keeps us as believers looking to the external in our lives, but at the same time helps us have a healthy view of our internal thoughts, which science is starting to prove is beneficial to living a healthy life. 

I love Thanksgiving!  For me the Christmas season begins right after Hallowe’en. Yes, I am that person, I begin to decorate our house in early November as it takes a lot of work getting that stuff up so I spread it out. During these weeks leading up to the time we celebrate our Savior’s birth, my heart and mind is meditating on the goodness of all that God has done in our lives. Thanksgiving becomes this day that is more than just a day of remembrance, it is a sabbath moment; a day that we take as a reminder to celebrate all the good that the Savior has done, is doing, and will do in our lives. For me it is a day that we choose to stop the busyness of life and gather with our loved ones and say, “I am so grateful to belong to the kingdom of God.”

This article is not about remembering to have a heart of gratitude all year and not just once a year, though I would like to challenge you with this thought. Just as we take this moment once a year and feel grateful, try to set aside a few moments of holiday in your daily life everyday and feel grateful. There is more to it than just saying thanks. It’s about taking a quiet sabbatical and remembering your day and feeling the gratitude for all the good that goes on around you. 

Chuck and Selena Day

Chuck and Selena Day

Chuck and I sometimes play this game when we can feel our hearts growing heavy.  We will ask each other: “Tell me something positive? Or tell me something you are thankful for?”  We call it: The Thankful Game.  I believe that when you take a moment and stop from the busyness of life and feel gratitude, you start to build memorials of God’s goodness in your heart and mind that open doors to more of His blessings. 

So this season however your family and friends celebrate, stop and be thankful that we have a national holiday where we can take a day off to remember the goodness around us. Also, remember every day to make your own little holiday within yourself, to memorialize God’s goodness in your life.  

It is amazing when you filter your life through thankfulness. You will start to see the people and circumstances around you in a positive way and you will also start to feel differently about yourself and your life.

Happy Thanksgiving From the Days!

By Selena Day. Find Selena Day on Facebook here.

First published by SGNScoops magazine in November 2015.

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Praise Report from Chuck Day

Written by scoopsnews on January 15, 2016 – 12:40 pm -

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Chuck Day

 

From Chuck:

MAJOR TESTIMONY!!!

Last night I burned my hand severely. I asked for prayer here last night and also received a call from John John Penney checking on me. As a matter of fact several have called. Within 15 minutes the pain diminished and by bed time was almost gone. Woke up this morning with NO pain and NO blistering!
The pan had just come out of a 500 degree oven and branded the shape of the handle in my palm. Wow! God is good! Thanx to ALL OF YOU!

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Selena Day shares her Christmas Prayer

Written by Staff on December 12, 2015 – 6:28 pm -

Selena Day

Selena Day

“Be the sparkle in someone’s life this Christmas season,” says Selena Day, motivational speaker, blogger, SGN Scoops writer and wife of Christian Country artist, Chuck Day.

Selena tells us, “My Christmas prayer would be that people would begin to see themselves as Christ sees them; to know that Jesus IS the hope of the world. ‘Christ in us, the hope of glory.'” (Col. 1:27)

Thanks so much Selena for sharing your thoughts with us.

Rob Patz and Chuck Day

Rob Patz and Chuck Day

Do you have a special prayer this holiday season? Share it with us at sgnscoops@gmail.com

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Selena Day is a motivational speaker and is available to speak at your conference or event. You may contact her at selenaday@me.com http://www.queenliving.org http://facebook.com/queenismsbyselenaday


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Chuck Day inspires vocalist Kelly Coberly

Written by Staff on September 22, 2015 – 10:52 am -

Chuck Day and Kelly Coberly

Chuck Day and Kelly Coberly

Last month, the Christian Country Expo in Pigeon Forge welcomed a wealth of talent both new and seasoned! Chuck Day was on hand to receive the 2015 Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award from SGN Scoops CEO, Rob Patz. Also appearing that week was Kelly Coberly, a Christian Country/Southern Gospel vocalist who is newer to the Christian music stage.

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Kelly Coberly

Kelly tells us the experience was amazing.

As if appearing at the Christian Country Expo wasnt a big enough blessing in itself, the Wednesday evening concert turned out to be an even bigger blessing than I had imagined. As I was headed backstage to get my music queued up for my performance, I was stopped by one of the other artists. She said “Kelly, we were just talking about you.”  She then introduced me to Chuck Day, who wrote “Midnight Cry.” She said she had been telling Chuck about how I sang “Midnight Cry” at Tuesday’s showcase.
I had never met him before, and I didn’t realize that he was there, so when she introduced us, I was a little shocked and speechless. That evening, I had the honor of singing “MidnightCry” at the concert, with Chuck Day present in the audience. I have to admit, I was a little nervous and my voice was pretty shaky, but I was so honored to have such a wonderful opportunity. “Midnight Cry” is such a great song, and to be able to sing it for the writer himself was a moment I will never forget.
Soon after, Chuck took the stage to perform, and was presented with the 2015 Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award.  Chuck stopped by my booth later and told me “Good job!”
The entire week was a blessing, and I am honored to have been a part of the event, but Wednesday night was so surreal for me, and a huge blessing and honor.
Chuck Day, Vonda Easley, Ava Kasich, Rob Patz during presentation of award

Chuck Day, Vonda Easley, Ava Kasich, Rob Patz during presentation of award

Chuck Day was among several well-known names at the Christian Country Expo, August 24-27, 2015. Other artists appearing included Chris Golden, Kevin Rowe, The McKay Project,  Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, The Schoefields, The Branscombs, Jim Sheldon, Lindsay Huggins, Tina Wakefield, Sharron Kay King, Robin Springs, Ava Kasich, Jan Harbuck, and more.

Be sure to watch the SGN Scoops page and magazine for information on the next Christian Country Expo!
Creekside 2015

Creekside 2015

The next event at Pigeon Forge held by SGN Scoops is the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, November 2-5, 2015. Featuring many great Gospel artists and hosting the 2015 Diamond Awards, Creekside is a great vacation destination for those who love Southern Gospel music. For more information click here.


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Christian Country Expo welcomes T Graham Brown

Written by Staff on August 27, 2015 – 10:52 am -

T Graham Brown at the Christian Country Expo 2015

T Graham Brown at the Christian Country Expo 2015

Pigeon Forge, TN (August 27, 2015) – The Christian Country Expo (CCX) being held at Pigeon Forge welcomed Mr. T Graham Brown, acclaimed Christian Country artist, to its stage on

T Graham Brown at CCX 2015

T Graham Brown at CCX 2015

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Wednesday night. T Graham Brown was warmly greeted and proceeded to entertain, engage and minister to the audience.

Other artists performing on Wednesday night included Chris Golden, Tommy Brandt, Tommy Brandt II and Kevin Rowe who have become the CCX favorites, as well as Ava Kasich, Jim Sheldon, Lindsey Huggins and more.

Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award to Chuck Day. For more information, see the feature elsewhere on this page. 

Michelle Drummond was on hand to photograph the evening and presents these pictures of the event.

Christian Country Expo is thrilled to welcome Chuck Day to the line-up again tonight for its final evening. Other artists appearing include favourites Chris Golden, Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, Kevin Rowe, and many more. There is a special emphasis on Salute to Our Heroes, recognizing

Chuck Day presented with Living Legend Award CCX2015

Chuck Day presented with Living Legend Award CCX2015

the First Responders and the hard work they do on an everyday basis.

Doors open at the Center at 4:00 pm tonight. Be sure to head out to the Smoky Mountain Resort for the last night of Christian Country Expo!

Vote today for your favorite Christian Country, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel artists, in the 2015 Diamond

Chuck Day

Chuck Day

Awards.

Make your plans to attend the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Diamond Awards, November 2 – 7, 2015.

Don’t miss the August 2015 SGN Scoops digital magazine with cover artists Canton Junction. 

For more pictures and information on Ava and Robthe Christian Country Expo, visit the Facebook site.

For news on Christian Country artists and more, be sure to visit SGN Scoops Facebook page.

 

 

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Chuck Day named Christian Country Living Legend at Christian Country Expo

Written by Staff on August 27, 2015 – 8:43 am -

Rob Patz and Chuck Day at the Christian Country Expo

Rob Patz and Chuck Day at the Christian Country Expo

Pigeon Forge, TN (August 27, 2015) – The Christian Country Expo continues today at the Smoky Mountain Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Expo has already welcomed many great Christian Country artists such as Marty Raybon, T Graham Brown and Chris Golden. Last night during the concert, a special announcement was made to honor Chuck Day, an artist who has made his mark in Christian Country, Gospel and Country music. Rob Patz of SGN Scoops, one of the sponsors of the event, awarded Chuck Day with the 2015 Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award.

The SGN Scoops’ Diamond Awards are traditionally presented in November during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. A decision was made this year to begin to view the Diamond Awards celebrations as two separate events. For the award year of 2014-15, currently being voted upon, the Diamond Awards will remain as they have been in the past, with all Southern Gospel, Christian Country and Bluegrass Gospel awards being announced during the awards gala on November 3, 2015.

Click here to listen and watch the radio interview with Rob and Shane. Praise 96.5

Click here to listen and watch the radio interview with Rob and Shane. Praise 96.5

For the award year of 2015-16, the Christian Country and Bluegrass Gospel will be presented during the 2016 Christian Country Expo. The date and time of the 2016 Christian Country Expo will be announced at a later date.

To begin this transition, a new award was created, entitled “Christian Country Living Legend,” in order to honor the pioneers and visionaries who have helped to make the Christian Country genre what it is today. The winner of this award for 2015 is Chuck Day.

Chuck Day

Chuck Day

Chuck Day has written and co-written more than 16 number-one songs in the Christian and Country genres. He has had songs recorded by such names as: Gold City, Clay Cross, Michael English, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, The Hoppers, Rebecca St. James, Barry Wayne, Bob Carlisle, and more. Chuck and his brother Greg Day co-wrote the beloved anthem, “Midnight Cry,” made popular by Ivan Parker and Gold City, among others.

This award-winning musician and vocalist has traveled extensively with his family in his early years, as a soloist and also with Country music artists including Freddy Fender, Marty Haggard and others. Chuck now tours throughout the United States and the world, singing Christian Country. He holds both a Doctorate of Theology degree and a Doctorate of Divinity while also practicing as an ordained minister.

For more information on Chuck Day, read this article by Miles Pike, Artist to Artist.

Christian Country Expo is thrilled to welcome Chuck Day to the line-up tonight for its final evening. Other artists appearing include favourites Chris Golden, Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, Kevin Rowe, and many more. There is a special emphasis on Salute to Our Heroes, recognizing the First Responders and the hard work they do on an everyday basis.
Doors open at the Center at 4:00 pm tonight. For more information visit the Christian Country Expo site on Facebook.  

Vote today for your favorite Christian Country, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel artists, in the 2015 Diamond Awards.

Make your plans to attend the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Diamond Awards, November 2 – 7, 2015.

Don’t miss the August 2015 SGN Scoops digital magazine with cover artists Canton Junction. 


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Marty Raybon goes from darkness to Light

Written by Staff on August 22, 2015 – 3:07 pm -

Marty Raybon

We hope you enjoy this feature on Marty written by Dan Duncan.

Marty Raybon

Marty Raybon

Marty Raybon is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and musician who is best known as the the distinctive lead voice on a long string of hit songs by the Country music super-group, Shenandoah. His career, which has spanned almost three decades, has found his songs topping the charts in Country, Bluegrass, and Country Gospel music.
Born and raised in Sanford, Florida, Raybon moved to Nashville in 1984 to pursue his dream of a career as a recording artist. There he joined a band and worked to develop his songwriting skills. He sang demos in the recording studios of Nashville to earn additional income.

Marty Raybon

Marty Raybon

Raybon accepted a job in Muscle Shoals Alabama with a group of buddies who would eventually become the band Shenandoah. Robert Byrnes and Tommy Brassfield had been commissioned by a major record company to do a nationwide talent search for artists who had potential to be developed into a major act. After searching across the nation, they “discovered” Marty and his group within two miles of Fame Recording Studio, in Muscle Shoals. Their recording of spec-records in Fame Studio produced such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Mama Knows”, “The Church on Cumberland Road”, “Next to You, Next to Me,” and so many more.
The rewards of success are many, but they are certainly not without pitfalls. As in so many cases, the lifestyle of stardom led Marty to addiction to alcohol and drugs. Things moved from bad to worse when the group began to face lawsuits for infringement for the use of the name Shenandoah. At least five other groups could produce evidence that they had the legal right to use the name. Neither the record company, the recording studio, or the production company had done a trademark search for the right to use that name. Lawsuits came fast and furious, which eventually resulted in the group filing a Chapter 7. They literally paid out millions of dollars to satisfy the claims filed against them.

Marty Raybon and Full Circle

Marty Raybon and Full Circle

The group received no help from their recording studio, record company, or management company. In fact, all of those organizations also filed lawsuits against Shenandoah. It was very humbling and humiliating. The group continued working hard to meet all their financial obligations, until eventually everything was paid.
Substance abuse continued to worsen for Raybon. One evening after coming in off the road, Marty accepted another party invitation. They hit a nightclub where the drinking was more than excessive. Raybon related that he woke up on a couch to discover he had been gone for four days. Returning home, he retreated to his basement where he had stashed additional alcoholic beverages.
God had a plan for Marty Raybon’s life that day. Raybon had been raised right, but he had not been doing right. God began tugging on his heart. Sick of his lifestyle and sick of his problems, Raybon got serious with himself and serious with God. In his drunkenness and confusion, Raybon asked himself: “If I died, would I go to Heaven?” Ashamed of himself and ashamed of what he had become, he cried out to God: “I’m out of control! Help me”!
MartyRThat day, the basement of his home became “Holy Ground” for Marty Raybon. He audibly talked face to face with God, and made everything right! Right then and there, he gave his heart and life to God.
“I stayed in the basement all day,” says Raybon. “I poured out the liquor. I hunted it out from everywhere I had hidden it, and poured it out. I promised God: ‘If you’ll fix me, I’ll serve you.’ I didn’t hear any bells and whistles, but I was changed that day! I felt like I wasn’t dirty anymore”.
Raybon’s wife Melanie was a believer who was living with a pagan husband. At the end of the day, Marty joined her upstairs and asked her this question: “Do you have an Easter dress? I gave my heart to the Lord today. I’m saved! It’s different. I’ll be home from my next tour by Easter Sunday. We’re going to church.”
He began introducing others to Jesus. He introduced other band members and their families to the Lord. Raybon figured if God could fix him, He could do it for anybody! The heartbeat of His message is, “No matter how far down you’ve gone, God can reach you.”
Raybon left Shenandoah in 1997 to fulfill God’s call to spread the Gospel through his music. To date, he has recorded five country gospel albums, which have resulted in a lot of number one songs and a long list of awards. As of this writing, Raybon’s recording of “Beulah Land” is currently number one in the country gospel chart. He has been nominated for awards in four categories by the International Country Gospel Music Association (I.C.G.M.A.) in their August Award show. His next bluegrass album will be Gospel Bluegrass.
While Marty Raybon has enjoyed great success in the music field, his priorities remain solidly anchored in his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. A person cannot be around Raybon very long before you discover that he loves to share Jesus with those with whom he comes into contact.
No matter where you meet Marty Raybon, he is first and foremost, a Christian. He is very sincere, and always sensitive to the spiritual needs of those he meets. Marty Raybon is the Real Deal!
For more information on Marty Raybon visit http://martyraybon.com/online/

By Dan Duncan

First published by SGN Scoops magazine in August 2014.

Christiancountryexpo logoFor the latest edition of SGN Scoops magazine and more news in Gospel music, visit the SGN Scoops mainpage.
Along with Mary Raybon, the CCE is happy to present Chuck Day, T Graham Brown, Chris Golden, Jim Sheldon, Tommy Brandt, Jan Harbuck, Ava Kasich, Tina Wakefield, Jerry Branscom, Sharron Kay King, and many more.

The Christian Country Expo will open at the Smoky Mountain Resorts on Monday, August 24. Doors open at the Center at 5:00 pm on Monday night and again on Tuesday morning at 9:30 am for music showcases. The main theme of the event is: “Salute To Our Heroes,” and CCE invites all servicemen and first responders to come out and be recognized.

For more information on lodging or tickets, please email Rob Patz of Coastal Media at rob@sgnscoops.com or call 360 933 0741.
Visit the Christian Country Expo on Facebook or online at http://www.ChristiancountryExpo. com


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Christian Country Expo welcomes artist Chuck Day

Written by Staff on August 21, 2015 – 12:49 pm -

Chuck Day

Chuck Day

Pigeon Forge, TN (August 21, 2015) – Christian Country Expo – Salute To Our Heroes, is pleased to announce that Christian Country artist, Chuck Day, will be appearing at the Expo next week. SGN Scoops is one of the sponsors bringing Christiancountryexpo logothe four-day music festival to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center from August 24 through the 27th, with Country stars Marty Raybon headlining on Monday night, and T Graham Brown appearing on Wednesday night. Other events include an evening at the Dixie Stampede, daily music showcases and a special exciting announcement during the Expo.

 

Chuck Day

Chuck Day

“I am thrilled to welcome Chuck Day to the Christian Country Expo stage,” says Rob Patz of SGN Scoops. “Chuck is well known in the Country Gospel and Christian Country circuit, and we are pleased that he has been able to add CCE to his schedule. He is one of the pioneers of the Christian Country genre and just a great guy. I am also happy that he is going to be at the Expo during a special segment where we will be making a surprise announcement.” Patz adds, “I hope everyone within driving distance who can join us at Pigeon Forge will make the trip. It will certainly be worth it!”

 

Chris Golden. Picture by Don Breland

Chris Golden. Picture by Don Breland

Chuck is one of today’s top singer/songwriters and is a pioneer in the Christian Country and Country Gospel industries. He has written and co-written more than 16 number-one songs in the Christian and Country genres. Chuck has had songs recorded by such names as: Gold City, Clay Cross, Michael English, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, The Hoppers, Rebecca St. James, Barry Wayne, Bob Carlisle, and more. He and his brother Greg Day co-wrote the beloved anthem, “Midnight Cry,” made popular by Ivan Parker and Gold City, among others.

 

Marty Raybon

Marty Raybon

This award-winning musician and vocalist has traveled extensively with his family in his early years, as a soloist and also with Country music artists including Freddy Fender, Marty Haggard and others. Chuck now tours throughout the United States and the world, singing Christian Country. He holds both a Doctorate of Theology degree and a Doctorate of Divinity while also practicing as an ordained minister.

 

Along with Chuck Day, the CCE is happy to present Marty Raybon, T Graham Brown, Chris Golden, Jim Sheldon, Tommy Brandt, Jan Harbuck, Ava Kasich, Tina Wakefield, Jerry Branscom, Sharron Kay King, and many more.

 

T. Graham Brown

T. Graham Brown

The Christian Country Expo will open at the Smoky Mountain Resorts on Monday, August 24. Doors open at the Center at 5:00 pm on Monday night and again on Tuesday morning at 9:30 am for music showcases. The main theme of the event is: “Salute To Our Heroes,” and CCE invites all servicemen and first responders to come out and be recognized.

 

For more information on lodging or tickets, please email Rob Patz of Coastal Media at rob@sgnscoops.com or call 360 933 0741.

Visit the Christian Country Expo on Facebook or online. 

CCE


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The Dove Creek Café: Three Weeks Becomes Six Years and Counting

Written by Staff on January 30, 2015 – 9:32 am -

Bob Wills

Bob Wills

By Vivian Belknap

Roanoke, Texas, a quaint town in North Central Texas has been proclaimed by the Texas House of

Billy Blackwood And The Blackwood Brothers

Billy Blackwood And The Blackwood Brothers

Representatives as The Unique Dining Capital of Texas. There are several restaurants in the newly revamped downtown area of Roanoke, but in my opinion the most unique is Dove Creek Café. The food is just good “down home” cooking, and the atmosphere is just as if you are enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner in your own home surrounded by friends and family.

In February 2009, Bob Wills, who lives in the Roanoke, Texas area, was enjoying

The Telestials

The Telestials

breakfast at Dove Creek Café when a staff member approached him. The owner of Dove Creek had been told about Bob Wills and his family of great Southern Gospel singers. Dove Creek had been featuring Country music on Friday nights hoping to draw more people into the café, but with not as much success as they had hoped. So the owner asked Wills if he would be willing to bring Southern Gospel music to Dove Creek with the hope of bringing in new customers.

The Galileans

The Galileans

Bob Wills agreed to try for three weeks, and if successful he would continue. So that first night, The Wills Family, The Splawn Family and Homer Belcher, local talent, were featured, and the café was full. He continued the next two weeks with great local talent and again was successful. After about a year as national artists learned about Bob Wills and Dove Creek Café, he started getting calls asking if they could be featured artists as they

Chuck Day

Chuck Day

come through our area. And of course the answer was yes and still is! We in the Ft. Worth/Dallas area are so blessed to have wonderful local talent like Bob Wills had and we still have a wealth of diversified talent to share with our area.

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Ann Downing

National artists who have performed at Dove Creek Café are legends in Southern, Country and Blue Grass Gospel. This is a list of only some who have graced the stage of Dove Creek Café in Roanoke, Texas with their talents and ministry: The Melody Boys, Phil Cross, Joel and LaBreeska Hemphill, Sharron Kay King, Greg McDougal, Shannon Bunch, The Telestials, The Texans, Barbara Fairchild and her husband, Roy Morris, The South Men, The Song Fellows, Rick Strickland, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Jerry Bennett, Paul’s Journey, Billy Blackwood and The Blackwood Brothers, Beyond The Ashes, Chuck Day, and Reynold Rutledge.

The Wills Family

The Wills Family

Some may ask, “Who is Bob Wills?” Bob Wills is a member of The Wills Family who has their roots in Texas, and he was named after the legendary singer who made Western Swing popular in the 1940’s. Bob Wills’ father was first cousin with the legendary Bob Wills. However, Bob Will’s father chose to follow Gospel music instead of secular music, and started a group with his children.

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The Texans

In the early ‘50’s Bob and his siblings, Bill, Calvin, Lou, Betty and Joe formed The Singing Wills Family and enjoyed many successful years touring together. In 1958, Bob Wills was asked to join the group known as The Inspirationals. Beginning in the early ‘60’s and ‘70’s, Bob led the group as they toured the nation. Bob and the group were featured on the nationally syndicated TV series, Wills Family Inspirational Time. The family

Dove Creek Cafe

Dove Creek Cafe

legacy continues with his daughter, Angel, enjoying ministering as a soloist, as well as his son, Bobby Lee, his wife Annette, and their two children, Landry and Bethany.

Bob’s sister Lou Wills Hildreth is also one of the Gospel music elite and her story can be read in the SGN Scoops digital magazine every month.

Would you like to be part of the elite who have been at Dove Creek Café? Please contact Bob Wills at: bobwillsfamily@yahoo.com, or feel free to call Bob Wills at: 817.535.0136.

By Vivian Belknap

For more artist features by Vivian Belknap and all SGN Scoops’ writers, visit www.sgnscoops.com for the latest issue of SGN Scoops magazine.

 

 


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