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What I’m Looking For in 2018 in Gospel Music by Craig Harris

Written by Staff on March 1, 2018 – 12:22 pm -

Cana's Voice. Photo by Craig Harris

Cana’s Voice. Photo by Craig Harris

Sure, it’s a new year, and with a new year comes endless possibilities. Here’s a few things that you may want to keep an eye on [in Gospel music] as we journey through 2018 …

 

The Hoppers have faced a series of challenges over the last couple of years, but it took many by surprise when Dean Hopper had two strokes in December of 2016. Then, when it appeared that he had recovered and was almost back to normal, Hopper suffered three more strokes in August. Hopefully, those medical hurdles are over, and the Hoppers can continue to produce great music, such as “Jesus the One,” “Song of Moses,” “If We Ever Gotta Look” and the title track off of their “Life Is Good” project … though one of the hidden gems from the project is the yet-to-be-released track No. 4, “Walk Two.”

 

I’m looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for the LeFevre Quartet now that those fellas have joined the Daywind Music family. Already possessing a commercial sound, it will be interesting to see if being a part one of the elite record companies in the Southern gospel industry leads to even greater success at radio and in other avenues as well.

 

Dean Hopper. Photo by Craig Harris

Dean Hopper. Photo by Craig Harris

Cana’s Voice burst on to the scene two years ago, featuring three dynamic vocalists in Doug Anderson (formerly of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound), TaRanda Beene (the Greenes) and Jody McBrayer (Avalon). Their debut project – “This Changes Everything” – contains hit songs “Heavenly Father” and “Jesus Never Fails.” My only complaint … I didn’t see Cana’s Voice in concert in 2017, due in part to a limited touring schedule as a result of all three group members having their own solo ministries. However, the group has started off 2018 along with David Phelps on the Big Voice Tour. What am I hoping for in 2018 … for my ears and their voices to spend more quality time together in live concert settings.

 

Group changes are never easy. However, as we all know, they’re inevitable. What a soulful asset that Ricky Braddy brought to the sound of Karen Peck and New River. I look forward to hearing the next male vocalist who comes on board with the uber-popular, award-winning trio, and I also look forward to seeing if the group can come close to producing a project that I dig as much as the Wayne Haun-produced “Hope For All Nations” (“Victory is Mine” and “I Know I’ll Be There” are simply top-notch).

 

There’s so many “good guys” in the Southern gospel industry, including Brian Lester, Susan Whisnant and Karen Peck Gooch to name just a few. Count Gary Casto among that contingent. Tribute Quartet’s manager and lead singer seems to be one of the hardest-working individuals in Southern gospel music as he’s involved in many different facets of the industry. With hard work comes reward, such as the group’s 2017 Dove Award nominations for Album of the Year (“Here for You,” produced by Haun) and Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“Never Forsaken”). What type of blessings does 2018 hold in store for a group that has risen to a point of being considered one of the top male quartet’s in Southern gospel music? I can’t wait to find out.

 

The Kingsmen Quartet Announce Departure Of Chris Jenkins

The Kingsmen Quartet

Speaking of personnel changes, I was listening to a Southern gospel radio station earlier in 2017 and heard a ballad that featured a voice that I was certain I recognized. It had to be Chris Jenkins. Well, it was. The Anchormen’s “I Heard About a Man” had recently been released to radio and has since been spun many more times on the airwaves. Well, Jenkins recently returned to the Kingsmen. His strong, consistent tenor vocals are an asset to any group. It’s sure to be a nice reunion for a group that has experienced significant success at radio with “Here I Stand Amazed” and “They Don’t Know.” Lot of fans will be looking forward to hearing Jenkins reunited with the rest of the Kingsmen.

 

Joseph Habedank has the ball rolling. After winning a Dove Award for Best Southern Gospel Album (“Resurrection,” also produced by Haun) in October, Habedank has now been nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel Roots Album. He’s performed with Country Music icon Reba McEntire at the Dove Awards and is one of the few soloists selected to appear on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention. “Here He Comes” and “Just When You Thought” have been well-received releases from “Resurrection,” following hit songs such as “Welcome Home,” “Never No Never” and “Beauty of the Blood” off of his “Welcome Home” project. Can Habedank’s impressive ascension continue at the same pace in 2018? (Side note … Who knows what Haun – who is up for three GRAMMY Awards – will produce this year).

 

The Nelons continue to see doors open for their ministry, recently being invited to perform in front of the Supreme Court of the United States at the live nativity and then attending the White House Christmas Party in Washington, D.C. Two months earlier, the group won a 2017 Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year (“When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace”). They’ve recently released an Americana project, “The Americana Sessions”.  I look forward to seeing how another year affects Autumn Nelon Clark, who has recently blossomed vocally and enhanced the Nelons’ overall sound.

 

Collingsworth Family Photo by Craig Harris

Collingsworth Family. Photo by Craig Harris

Can anybody deliver a ballad quite like the Collingsworth Family? They’re class personified, and it just seems to be one hit after another … “When He Carries Me Away,” “Gotta Get to Jesus,” “You’re About to Climb,” “It Matters to the Master,” “At Calvary,” “Fear Not Tomorrow” … and a couple of my personal favorites in “Tell the Mountain” and “I Found It All.” What’s the next big showstopper?

 

Jason Crabb has a huge fan base. He also has a huge talent, being an elite vocalist and having developed into a great communicator of a lyric. Now, he’s deeply delving into songwriting. Given Gerald Crabb’s immense success as a writer, does the apple fall far from the tree? We’ll get a glimpse over the next few months as some of his efforts will likely be unveiled.

 

Guardians. Photo by Craig Harris

Guardians. Photo by Craig Harris

The Guardians are a picture of consistency with Dean Hickman and Neil Uhrig, who were original members when the group formed in 1988. John Darin Rowsey joined the group in 2012, and now, the group has experienced great success in recent years, on the radio charts and on stages that the male trio has been invited to perform upon. I first heard their latest radio hit – “Present in the Presence of the King” – at Jackson Sings the Gospel last July in Jackson, Tenn., and immediately fell in love with it. It’s no surprise that it was released to radio and has rapidly climbed up the charts. “Packin’ Up,” “It Ain’t Gonna Worry Me Long,” “Somebody Prays,” “Shoutin’ Sounds” and “Let the Healing Begin” are all popular requests for the Guardians. What’s next for those guys? Stay tuned.

 

Southern gospel music fans adore the Mark Trammell Quartet, Greater Vision and Pat Barker. How then could they not love it when Greater Vision’s Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman teamed up with Trammell and Barker to form the Second Half Quartet. The response they receive is always overwhelming. Surely, there has to be something new – well, possibly a new version of something old – coming from that ensemble soon, right? I won’t be the only one looking forward to seeing what it will be.

 

Goodman Revival. Photo by Craig Harris

Goodman Revival. Photo by Craig Harris

 

And there’s lots of groups that we’re all constantly keeping an eye on. I’ll look forward to seeing what Legacy Five, Goodman Revival, the Jim Brady Trio, Gold City, the Booth Brothers, Triumphant, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Whisnants, Greater Vision, the Mark Trammell Trio and many others have in store this year. They’re some of your favorites … and mine too. Here’s to lots of great music and many memorable moments over these last 10 months of 2018.

By Craig Harris, writer and copy editor of SGNScoops Magazine

Craig Harris

Craig Harris

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in February 2018

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Abraham Productions Celebrates 20 Years with New Car Giveaway

Written by Staff on February 9, 2018 – 6:42 am -

Abraham Productions Celebrates 20 Years with New Car Giveaway

Abraham Productions Celebrates 20 Years with New Car Giveaway

More Than $25,000 in Cash & Prizes Will Be Given to Concert Fans by Abraham Productions 

CLEMMONS, NC, February 7, 2018 – In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, Abraham Productions, Inc. (API) announced today it will be giving away a new Ford Focus SE on Saturday night, April 21st at Singing in the Sun at Myrtle Beach to someone in attendance.  The vehicle, valued at $20,145.00, is fully loaded with keyless entry, power windows & door locks, cruise control, MP3 and CD player, Bluetooth, backup camera, integrated blind spot mirror, and much more.  No purchase is necessary; however, you must be present to win and eligible according to the car giveaway guidelines listed on the API website.  

In addition, if the winner of the Ford Focus SE has been in attendance 5 of the 6 days at Singing in the Sun, not only will they win the brand new car, but they will also win tickets to every Abraham Productions Concert in 2018, tickets to Singing in the Sun next year, and $1,000 cash!  “God has really, really blessed Abraham Productions with this event,” says Ray Flynn, President of API.  “We know that there are people who have supported this event for years and we have always tried to give something back to the fans throughout those years.  API has given away cruises, cash, and concert tickets.  This year, we wanted to take it beyond that and do something history-making in our genre, something not even secular events do – we are going to give away a brand new car at Singing in the Sun.”  

Abraham Productions Celebrates 20 Years with New Car Giveaway

Abraham Productions Celebrates 20 Years with New Car Giveaway

Flynn continues, “Our focus has always been on the ministry side of these concerts.  Many people who attend tell us that they feel like they’ve been to a revival instead of a concert, and it is our heart’s desire to be able to bless these special people by giving back to them in this way.”  

 

Along with the car giveaway, API will be giving away cash and prizes every night to say thank you to the fans for their support of this event.  Altogether, more than $25,000 in cash and prizes will be given to concert fans during the week at Singing in the Sun at Myrtle Beach.    

 

Appearing at Singing in the Sun this April will be notable artists such as Grammy Award winning Jason Crabb, Grammy nominated Karen Peck & New River, Joseph Habedank, The Isaacs, Collingsworth Family; runner up from The Voice, Emily Ann Roberts (season nine); and top name artists such as Guy Penrod, Ivan Parker, Hoppers and more.  On Saturday night, Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins will make a special appearance to draw and announce the name of the car giveaway winner.

 

Singing in the Sun is an annual six-day event held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC that attracts thousands of attendees from over 45 states and Canada.  The event combines quality Christian music and world renowned speakers in a concert setting creating an atmosphere without denominational barriers.  To view car giveaway guidelines or learn more about Singing in the Sun visit the API website here

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Collingsworth Family Earns First GRAMMY Nomination

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 29, 2017 – 12:01 pm -

The Collingsworth Family Earns First GRAMMY Nomination

The Collingsworth Family Earns First GRAMMY Nomination

Nashville, TNStowTown Records artist The Collingsworth Family was elated to earn their first GRAMMY® nomination for the upcoming  60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Their project, The Best of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1, is nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album.

“What an unexpected honor for the Recording Academy to nominate this project among the top 5 in its Best Roots Gospel Album category,” exclaimed Phil Collingsworth, Sr.Along this journey of ministry, sometimes the Lord allows quite unexpected moments of encouragement which seem to confirm ‘you are on the right track,’ and today was one of those moments for The Collingsworth Family.”
The Best of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 and Volume 2 are available at all digital and retail outlets. Also available at Christian music retail stores is their most recent release, That Day Is Coming, which is a live DVD recording that showcases the amazing talent and passion of The Collingsworth Family. All of these are distributed by Sony/Provident Distribution.
The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York and broadcast on CBS beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

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The Collingsworth Family Releases Landmark DVD Project

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 19, 2017 – 9:42 am -

The Collingsworth Family Releases Landmark DVD Project

The Collingsworth Family Releases Landmark DVD Project

Nashville, TN  – StowTown Records is pleased to announce the brand new DVD release from The Collingsworth Family. That Day Is Coming released on Sept. 15 and is distributed worldwide by Sony/Provident Distribution.

The multi-award winning family group was thrilled to put together this very special project. It was recorded live in front of a sold-out audience at First Wesleyan Church in High Point, NC, with a live band and members of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
“The That Day is Coming video was, by far, our most complex and challenging project to date.  However, it is the one we are most happy with the end results,” said Phil Collingsworth. “With great effort comes great satisfaction when you how the results of hundreds of hours of labor in your hands.”
The Collingsworth Family performs all 13 powerful songs from their current StowTown album, including “That Day is Coming,” “Ever Faithful” and “When He Carries Me Away.” 
“Having a full orchestra and band performing every song with you in front of a sold-out audience requires a great deal of prep-time and structuring. Then we spend time bathing it all with tons of prayer,” added Phil. “The night went so incredibly smooth, and we attribute that to the many, many people all over the country who were watching via the livestream and praying for us right at the same time. We were able to capture the emotion of the room on film and add in so many great behind-the-scenes interviews, which made the songs literally come to life.”
In addition to album features, they also performed hits such as, “Show a Little Bit of Love and Kindness,” “Keep On the Firing Line” and “Hallelujah Chorus.”
“Of all the projects we’ve released in the 18 years we have been on the road, this one best portrays the heart of the Collingsworth Family and our passion for ministry!” Phil concluded. “We certainly hope you catch the glimpses of Jesus through the viewing of the DVD. It was our goal to lift Him up, so people would be drawn to The Master.”

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11th Hour experiences memorable first trip to Canada

Written by Staff on August 31, 2017 – 2:25 pm -

11th Hour

11th Hour

11th Hour member, Jaquita Lindsey, talks about the group’s first visit north of the border.

11th Hour had the privilege in July of this year of being part of Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration, held annually in Red Deer, Alta. This event is comparable to our National Quartet Convention that is held in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Many great groups were in attendance for this year’s event, such as the Booth Brothers, Collingsworth family, Mark Trammell Quartet, Greater Vision, Triumphant Quartet and Legacy Five. We also had the opportunity to meet and hear a few Canadian groups.
11th Hour at Red Deer, Alberta

11th Hour at Red Deer, Alberta

Traveling to Canada was a first for Grant (Gibson), Amber (Eppinette) and I. We call Grant our world traveler, having visited about every state and several countries. But Red Deer was a first for us all. The people greeted us warmly and made us feel so special. Many friends came to our product table and wanted to put “faces to the voices they had been hearing on the radio”.

Gerald Wolfe, of Greater Vision, emceed the nightly concerts. He also held one of his Hymn Sings on Friday afternoon. Second Half Quartet sang a few songs to open up the sing. Stan Whitmire graced us with his phenomenal piano skills for the sing-a-long. 11th Hour was asked to sing “Love of God,” which Amber sang better than I had ever heard her. She laughed that it was because Stan was playing for her.
The only fun we had time for was Saturday morning when we spent a little time in downtown Calgary. Mark Trammell Quartet was in charge of Chapel that morning. Since we skipped it to “go have fun”, his guys turned our backdrop upside down and rearranged our product table. We all had a good laugh about it.
11th Hour in Red Deer, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta

We hope to get invited back in the future to Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration. That trip was memorable for all three of us.

About 11th Hour

(http://11thhourgg.com/bio/, August 31, 2017)…In 2012, 11th Hour signed a recording contract with Crossroads Music Group. “The doors of opportunity that a recording contract opened up were incredible. We had a support that would help

11th Hour at Red Deer, Alberta

Hymn Sing at Red Deer

us reach more and more people for the Kingdom,” says Amber. And with that support, 11th Hour has done just that. They’ve had multiple Top 10 hits and been nominated for numerous awards in Southern Gospel music such as Trio of the Year and Album of the Year, while Amber was nominated for Soprano of the Year. In 2014, 11th Hour took home the Sunrise Award at the SGN Scoops Diamond Awards. “It has been such an honor receiving support from people you respect and admire,” shares Amber. “God has so much more in store for us as we travel and bring glory to His name.”There’s so much more work to be done as these three continue to step out in faith. Amber, Grant, and Jaquita, are ready to go wherever the Lord opens doors, singing and proclaiming the good news of Jesus… Read more here. 

11th Hour at Red Deer, Alberta

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Father knows best: the Collingsworth Family

Written by Staff on July 26, 2017 – 1:12 pm -

The Collingsworth Family. Photo by Craig Harris

The Collingsworth Family.

Phil Collingsworth doesn’t fit the stereotype.

He is an example of the apple falling far – very far – away from the tree.

However, there have been no complaints by the rest of his tight-knit family.

“He’s very tender-hearted with his kids,” Phil’s wife Kim says. “He can cry at the drop of a hat. His father was the exact opposite. He was a military dad.

“He was not saved (for most of his life). He got saved five years before he died (in 2006). Grace changed a lot of things in his life.”

Phil Collingsworth

Phil Collingsworth

While taking a significantly different path than his own father, Phil has watched his musical gang swell into a traveling family of nine as they delight Southern Gospel Music fans across the country.

“There’s probably nothing that brings me more joy than seeing my kids excel,” Phil admits. “Probably the one thing that brings me most fulfillment out of the experience we have is now seeing our four children and our three in-law children take ownership in this. They see themselves as concert artists. Everything is viewed through that lens. That internalization process feels like the fulfillment of me being a father. I was able to transfer my dreams from 30 years ago to my children.”

The group’s progress has vastly exceeded expectations.

“I didn’t envision this,” Phil points out. “It was not Kim’s idea at all. Kim was brought along by the power of the Lord. She’d much rather be home, keeping house, cooking and cleaning and going to Walmart. She has absolutely no ambition in the concert realm, but she’s one of the most talented people out there. She feels strongly about us doing it due to the calling of the Lord.

“I did not envision that it would morph into a full-time entity. I didn’t think it would become a company. I never dreamed that all of this would happen, but the Lord has been a phenomenal blessing.”

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Getting Familiar with the Collingsworth Family

Written by Staff on July 19, 2017 – 3:43 pm -

The Collingsworth Family. Photography by: Jake Harsh

The Collingsworth Family. Photography by: Jake Harsh

You may think you know The Collingsworth Family, but did you ever wonder where it all began? When did Kim discover her passion for music? How did she and Phil meet? What was it like growing up in the Collingsworth household from the kids’ perspectives? All your questions and more will be answered as Kim takes you through their journey. You may even hear from the rest of the family along the way.


Kim Collingsworth describes her childhood days and her encounter with her Heavenly Father at the age of three: “My earliest musical memories are of my mother playing the piano in our home. I have eight siblings, and she was very good at entertaining us or helping us find ways to entertain ourselves. I vividly remember her playing ‘Chopsticks.’ My siblings and I, upon hearing this song, would always run around the coffee table and chase each other.

 

Kim Collingsworth

Kim Collingsworth

“I loved it when Mother started playing. It was time to have fun. I was around three years of age when I first started to play. My dad was a minister. One particular Sunday evening, I remember my father preaching a message on the gift of wisdom that God gave to Solomon. I was captivated and drawn in by a statement my father made in the sermon. He said, ‘Solomon asked for a gift, and God graciously granted it.’

 

“That got my attention that night. I began to think immediately in my mind that I wanted to do the same thing. I remember thinking, ‘I’m going to talk to God when I get home tonight.’ Now keep in mind, I was about three years old. I didn’t have the mental capacity to understand much of anything, but there was one thing I did believe. If I talked to God, He would hear me. I never doubted for a moment that God would answer my prayer.

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The Collingsworth Family Performs at CBA Convention

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 1, 2017 – 1:07 pm -

The Collingsworth Family Performs at CBA Convention

The Collingsworth Family Performs at CBA Convention

(Nashville, TN)… GMA/Dove Award-winning powerhouse group, The Collingsworth Family, was thrilled to be invited to perform as an honored host at Worship Him!

The special evening event was a headliner of UNITE 2017, the Christian Booksellers Association’s annual International Convention. CBA is a large organization made up of retailers, suppliers, publishers, distributors, authors, artists and filmmakers from all over the world.

The fan-favorite family group led a stirring concert inside Legacy Hall at Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center on Tuesday, June 27th.

“It was a great opportunity for The Collingworth Family to worship with so many that facilitate the distribution of their music to the Christian retail marketplace,” said Phil Collingsworth. “It was awesome to forge a new bond with so many of the Provident-Sony marketing team, including Vice President of Sales, Jimmy Wheeler.”

The multi-award winning family performed selections from their most recent StowTown Records release, That Day Is Coming. The upcoming DVD release for the project is scheduled for September 15th and will be distributed worldwide by Provident-Sony Distribution.

That Day Is Coming made a resounding debut at #1 on the Soundscan Chart after the album first released in 2015.

The uplifting song “You’re About To Climb” will be the new radio single starting July 15th.


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SGNScoops editor asks: Are you striving for excellence?

Written by Staff on June 25, 2017 – 3:21 pm -

Collingsworth Family appear in SGNScoops June 2017. Lorraine Walker, Editor

Collingsworth Family appear in SGNScoops June 2017. Lorraine Walker, Editor

Editor’s Last Word for June 2017 by Lorraine Walker [expanded version]

Thanks to you all for checking out the June issue of SGNScoops Magazine. Three years ago this month, I began my full duties as editor, not comprehending the breadth and scope of what it means to work in this capacity. As I have made my way through the labyrinth of SGNScoops, I have come to realize even more the heart of this organization.

 

I have written for Rob Patz and the SGMRadio and SGNScoops web sites since 2004 and this magazine since 2009. However, it wasn’t until I gingerly took on the reigns of SGNScoops Magazine as editor in June 2014, that I really began to interact with all of the writers, contributors, behind-the-scenes and creative/design people that work together to make every issue the best that it can be.

 

Lorraine Walker, editor of SGNScoops Magazine

Lorraine Walker, editor of SGNScoops Magazine

We strive for excellence. Whether we always reach it is debatable, but we are always reaching for the next rung on the ladder. The reason we do that is because we believe we are really working for the King of Kings. Therefore, we must give our very best. We also trust that you – our readers – will enjoy and be edified by our efforts. In your every day work, do you strive for excellence simply because the Almighty God wants your very best?

God doesn’t expect perfection…He just wants you to strive to reach the mark. Just like my sign under my picture, “Love Everyone, Always,” doesn’t mean you always will just because God told you to love your neighbor as yourself. He just wants you to try. You don’t need to be a doormat, just as you wouldn’t expect to walk over others. Give yourself to God and then to others. In His strength, try to live as He lived and do your utmost for Him.

Our cover artist this month also works hard to give its very best. The Collingsworth Family is known for its excellence vocally and with its musicianship. Erin Stevens brings us a close look at what makes the family thrive. Craig Harris shows us how their family relationships reflect their faith in a good father. Respect, love and compassion as shown by our Heavenly Father will draw a family closer. We hope you enjoyed all of the features that emphasized the Father’s Day theme sprinkled throughout this issue.

 

I’m so glad that I still have my father and that we as a family will be able to gather and celebrate him on Father’s Day. I also have a close relationship with my Heavenly Father, and I know He is good. Is that something that you perhaps haven’t come to understand in your life? That the almighty God would give His dear child just so you could have a relationship with Him, proves how good He is. He wants to give you every good and perfect gift. I pray you would draw near to Him today.

 

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Thank you to all of you that have written to share your gifts and talents given to you by our Father. If you have an interest in becoming a part of SGNScoops, drop me a line at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.

From the Editor’s Last Word, SGNScoops Magazine for June 2017.

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StowTown Records Announces Two New Releases from the Collingsworth Family and Triumphant

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 14, 2016 – 12:44 pm -

StowTown Records Announces Two New Releases from the Collingsworth Family and Triumphant

StowTown Records Announces Two New Releases from the Collingsworth Family and Triumphant

(Nashville, TN)… StowTown Records is thrilled to announce the release of brand new exciting projects by two of the top groups in Southern Gospel music.

With almost two decades on the road in its full-time ministry, The Collingsworth Family is releasing its first comprehensive collection of The Best of the Collingsworth Family Volume 1 & 2.

The award-winning family has re-recorded up-to-date vocals while utilizing the original tracks of many of its all-time hits.

The fan-favorite group is set to release The Best of the Collingsworth Family Volume 1 & 2 of its all-time hits that includes 26 popular songs like: “I Know”, “Show A Little Bit of Love and Kindness”, “The Blood of Jesus”, “Tell The Mountain”, “Fear Not Tomorrow”, “He Already Sees”, “The Healer Is Here”, “Bottom of The Barrel”, “I Can Trust Jesus”, “At Calvary”…and many more longtime family classics.

“What a fun stroll down ‘Memory Lane’ as we revisited the most requested songs across our 17 years of touring,” said Phil Collingsworth. “All new vocals with the original tracks digitally enhanced, and a whole bunch of smiles!!”

Meanwhile, Southern Gospel’s multi-award winning Favorite Traditional Quartet, Triumphant, is releasing a very special Christmas project, simply titled He Is Christmas.

StowTown Records co-founder Wayne Haun along with Steve Mauldin, Roger Talley, Jason Webb, and David Clydesdale produced and arranged the entire project.

The seasonal album includes classics like “Mary Did You Know” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, along with two heart-warming Christmas medleys titled “Medley of Fun” and “Celebration Medley”. A brand new song, “Repeat the Sounding Joy”, leads off the album and will be released to radio later this month.

“Christmas truly is the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’. This album is full of lyrics that paint a picture of the season,” said Triumphant baritone Scott Inman. “It’s a 12-song celebration focusing on the birth of Jesus Christ. HE IS CHRISTMAS!”

Each of these new StowTown albums, The Best of the Collingsworth Family Volume 1 and Volume 2 and He Is Christmas, are now available online and at Christian bookstores everywhere.


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