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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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StowTown Records amassed a record-setting 9 nominations for Dove Awards

Written by Staff on August 11, 2016 – 12:57 pm -

 Ernie Haase and Signature Sound of Stowtown Records

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound of Stowtown Records

August 11, 2016 (Nashville, TN)… In just its fifth year of existence, StowTown Records amassed a record-setting 9 nominations during the Gospel Music Association’s 2016 Dove Awards Nominee Press Conference held Wednesday morning on the campus of Lipscomb University.

The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards are scheduled to take place Tuesday, October 11 at Lipscomb’s Allen Arena.

StowTown co-founder Wayne Haun once again was named as a nominee for the prestigious Producer of the Year award. One of Southern Gospel’s most popular and well-known performers, producers, songwriters, and arrangers, Haun is a multiple Dove Award winner.

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s recent popular album, Happy People, and The Collingsworth Family’s fan-favorite project, That Day Is Coming, were each announced as a finalist for Southern Gospel Album of the Year.

Meanwhile, StowTown’s Ernie Haase & Signature Sound along with The Perrys were each named nominees for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.

Wayne Haun

Wayne Haun

“Jesus Changed Everything”, the popular radio single by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound written by Haase, Haun, and Joel Lindsey as well as “Keep On”, the 2016 powerhouse hit by The Perrys written by Haun and Lindsey were both listed as finalists for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year.

For Country Recorded Song of the Year, “Love Covered My Sin” by Doug Anderson, written by Haun, Randall Garland, and Val Dacus was named as a 2016 nominee.


Doug Anderson

In the Special Event Album of the Year category, Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby with producers Bobby Blazier and John Hartley earned a spot among the top nominations.

All winners will be announced at the awards show Tuesday, October 11th. The GMA Dove Awards, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT, will air globally on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 16.

Founded in 2011 and expanded in 2014, StowTown Records reflects the musical vision of Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun, in partnership with Landon Beene and Nate Goble. The independent label is the creative home for top artists including Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Perrys, The Collingsworth Family, Doug Anderson, Devin McGlamery, The Taylors, Cana’s Voice, The Browns, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Triumphant, TaRanda Greene, The Erwins, Trey Ivey, Jody McBrayer, Rambo McGuire, Charles Billingsley and selected classic music from The Cathedrals, their legendary bass singer, George Younce, and The Cathedrals Family Reunion. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, StowTown Records has quickly garnered industry attention with multiple GMA Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their highly respected artist roster.


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Collingsworth Family Performed for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the brand new Ark Encounter

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 12, 2016 – 12:31 am -

The Collingsworth Family Performed for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the brand new Ark Encounter

The Collingsworth Family Performed
for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
for the brand new Ark Encounter

(Nashville, TN)… StowTown Records’ popular powerhouse group, The Collingsworth Family, proudly took part in the highly anticipated and publicized ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Ark Encounter earlier this week.

Ark Encounter “features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in the beautiful Williamstown, Kentucky.”

The massive exhibit and future Theme Park is the vision of Dr. Ken Ham, founder, president and CEO of the Answers In Genesis, which operates the Creation Museum just 40 miles north in Petersburg. The Christian organization is an “apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively…focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.”

Over 8,000 donors and special guests along with many media members attended the special one-time event, clogging up I-75 for miles and setting the stage for this major attraction for years to come.

“It was a stalwart honor for The Collingsworth Family to be asked to perform for the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Ark Encounter,” said Phil Collingsworth. “God has blessed the ministry of Dr. Ken Ham and Answers In Genesis tremendously, and it was awesome to be a part of the very beginning of this new endeavor which will bless thousands of people who come through the exhibit and Theme Park.”

Ark Experience theme park includes the Ararat Ridge Zoo, daily animal shows, zip lines, a 500-seat outdoor ampitheater, live entertainment, a 1,500-seat themed restaurant and performing arts center, and fair-trade shopping.

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Courtney Collingsworth: a Younger Perspective by Erin Stevens

Written by Staff on January 21, 2016 – 8:38 am -

Courtney Collingsworth and the Collingsworth Family in concert

Courtney Collingsworth and the Collingsworth Family in concert

A word from the writer…

If you are a faithful ‘Younger Perspective’ reader, you would know that in years past, I’ve had the joy of interviewing two members of The Collingsworth clan. This month I thought, “Why not go for three?” It has been a long wait to invite my dear friend, Courtney, to join in the fun. There couldn’t be a kinder, more sweet-spirited, gracious, multi-talented and well-dressed young lady you could find in the gospel music world. Let’s dive into all the happenings taking place in Mrs. Metz’s life, shall we?


Erin: If anyone has been a Collingsworth fan for any length of time, they would know that you have grown up singing Gospel music since you were a little girl. However, for you personally, when did you feel the call to become a full-fledged part of the group all those years ago?

Courtney Collingsworth

Courtney Collingsworth

Courtney: I think I really began to take the ministry on as my own when I was in my mid-teens. I loved what I did, but as I began getting older (and towards the end of high school) I started considering my options outside of singing, and I came to realize that I just could not imagine my life without being in ministry traveling with my family. More than that though, there is just something about conveying the Gospel through song that I know is my calling. Hearing the stories of how God has used a certain song never ceases to bring tears to my eyes and reaffirm that I am doing what God has planned for me.


Erin: What began your enjoyment of flipping houses with your hubby, Michael?

Courtney: My dad is really into real estate, and my husband, Michael, is an excellent handyman, and if you follow me on Instagram, you know I love to decorate. So, two years ago we purchased our first home and remodeled the entire house and sold it. Thanks to a lot of hard work on my husband’s part (and a lot of advice and expertise from my dad) it has been a successful thing for us and also, a lot of fun to create beautiful homes together!


Erin: Your family just got back from a weekend in NYC singing at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. You said on Instagram, “Best day ever!” Describe what that incredible experience was like?

Courtney: If you have never been to the Brooklyn Tabernacle, it is something you can’t describe; it has to be experienced. All I can say is the Brooklyn Tabernacle puts a huge emphasis on prayer and you can feel it when you walk into the building. They have a team of people praying above the auditorium during every service (three services every Sunday) and I have never felt the presence of the Lord quite like it. It is a huge honor and highlight of our year to minister at their church.

Read on for more from Courtney and Erin…


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Younger Perspective on Phillip Collingsworth

Written by Staff on December 13, 2015 – 12:31 pm -

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family

For those of you who remember, it was almost two years ago that the first ‘Younger Perspective’ was published. What a treat for me to start off by interviewing the youngest of the Collingsworths, Miss Olivia. Why not take a moment out of your Christmas shopping to enjoy a behind the scenes look at another Collingsworth kid – Phillip, the 20 year old newlywed who is loving life with his wife, Sharlenae, as they travel across the world with the whole Collingsworth clan. Phillip, it’s all yours…

Erin: While growing up in a musical home, at what point did you personally feel the call to ministry?
Phillip: When I was almost 18, I heard my grandfather preach a sermon on knowing God’s will in your life. Through the message, God gave me a vision of what my future could be like if I followed His will. The ‘vision’ then adapted into the Holy Spirit saying as clear as a bell, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing.’ Until I have an encounter like this again that tells me to do something else, this is where I’ll be. It’s great to know you’re in God’s will!

Phillip Collingsworth

Phillip Collingsworth

Erin: What are some Collingsworth Christmas traditions you’re looking forward to this season?
Phillip: The first one that always comes to mind is the tradition of caroling at one of our local hospitals in Cincinnati on Christmas Eve. And now that I’m married and am the only one of my siblings that will be hanging onto the Collingsworth name, Sharlenae and I are excited to start some of our own as the years pass.

Erin: Each night, what song touches you the most every time you step up to sing?
Phillip: ‘Healing In His Hands’ or ‘The Love of God.’ These both contain very strong, touching lyrics that not only speak to the audience, but myself as well.

Erin: (The must ask question especially this time of year!) What is your favorite holiday dish?
Phillip: At Christmastime, keep the cookies away from me, they will be gone.

Erin: Along with your family’s strong influence, who have been some of your biggest musical inspirations?
Phillip: David Phelps, Newsong and Larnelle Harris have been big inspirations to me in the Christian field. In the secular field, Michael Bublé, the late Michael Johns, IL Volo, Yanni, and many others. Needless to say, my iPhone is chock full of music.

Erin: What is the oddest thing a fan has ever said to you?
Phillip: Someone once said they were praying for me because of my facial hair.

Kim Collingsworth’s Majestic honored with a SILVER TELLY Award.

Erin: From your perspective, describe the experience of filming Majestic?
Phillip: I appear about three times, as opposed to usually being on for 100% of the concert. Instead of constantly being on stage, it was enjoyable to watch the program from a relaxing perspective for a change.

Erin: How would you describe the joy of singing beside your wife, surrounded by your family, night after night?
Phillip: There’s only one way I can describe it, and that is, I am a blessed man; to have a wife who supports what I am called to do, and is able to do it with me. It’s also a blessing to have done this for so long with my parents and siblings.

Erin: In the midst of the hustle and bustle on every corner, what does Christmas mean to you?
Phillip: To me, Christmas is one of the greatest times of the year. It’s a chance to come together with family and friends to celebrate our Savior’s birth. It is a wonderful time to show the love of Christ to someone else, just like the love God showed by sending His only Son.

While you’re in the midst of busily wrapping presents, take every opportunity you can to remember why we celebrate this season, and why we gather together at this time of year-to worship the Prince of Peace. His gift didn’t stop at the manger; He gave His life so that we could live forever. Why should our joy cease after December 25th? Let’s keep that celebratory spirit all year round! And just as holiday music will be heard coming from Phillip and Shar’s new home this year, may the joyous songs of the season ring out in your house as well. Merry Christmas from your Younger Perspective writer! Until the new year…

And that’s my take on it.

By Erin Stevens

First published December 2014

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SGNScoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten: Vacation Time!

Written by Staff on June 10, 2015 – 11:57 am -

wackywednesdayWelcome to another edition of Wacky Wednesday. SGN Scoops has polled about 18 or so artists about various things and received their answers. We have used this (not so great) scientific process to tabulate the Wacky Wednesday Top Ten (more or less)!

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

Today our subject is: Where do your favorite artists like to spend their vacations?

Our panel of expert artists gave us the following answers. These are not in any particular order.

It’s obvious that several on our artist panel are preparing to break out their Speedos! These include:

Joseph Habedank: “Rosemary Beach.” (soloist)

Karen Peck: “Destin, Florida.” (Karen Peck and New River)

Karen Peck & New River Hosts Online Prayer Meeting

Karen Peck & New River

Greg Bentley: “Any sunny beach!” (Crossroads Studios)

Billy Blackwood: “Gulf Coast.” (Blackwood Brothers Quartet)

Clayton Inman: “Anywhere with a beach.” (Triumphant)

Gary Casto: “Hawaii!” (Tribute)

**Booth Brother 1: “Warm, sunny

June 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Florida!” (Booth Brothers)

Chris Jenkins: “Top Regular Destination: Beach; Favorite Of all Time: Jamaica!” (Kingsmen) PS. Don’t miss the Kingsmen feature in the June 2015 edition of SGN Scoops!

2015 SGNScoops Magazine

2015 SGNScoops Magazine

And then there is the lure of the lake…

Michaela Brown: “Lake Okoboji, Iowa.” (The Browns)

David Sutton: “The lake.” (Triumphant)

This might be the lake…or a nearby river…or stream…

Shannon Smith: “Any place that I can fish, read, and eat.” (Three Bridges)


We also have some fans of the beauty of North Carolina…

**Booth Brother 2: “Cabin in the North Carolina woods.”

Hannah Webb: “North Carolina mountains.” (The Rick Webb Family)


Other artists are going to be flying to their favorite vacation destinations:

talleys539Phil Collingsworth Sr.: “London ?” (Collingsworth Family)

Scott Inman: “  Australia!” (Triumphant)

Lauren Talley Alvey: “Honestly, after traveling all the time, when I have some time off, I love to just stay home. If we’re going somewhere, we like Las Vegas a lot for the shopping and shows. (We take Jesus to Sin City.)” (The Talleys)

Donna King: “Southern California because I have two daughters, a son-in-law and two grandsons there!” (Zane and Donna King)


And we are really surprised that only one person said…

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

**Booth Brother 3: “Home.” (Booth Brothers)


Thanks for joining us for Wacky Wednesday. Do you have a suggestion for a question we can ask our artist panel? Write to us at


Stay tuned for more of these indepth polls right here on SGN Scoops!


**Note: The Booth Brothers each answered each question but wouldn’t say whose answer it was…therefore we are leaving it up to you, dear reader, to guess whether the pithy answer comes from Michael Booth, Ronnie Booth or Paul Lancaster!


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Collingsworth Family To Be Featured on Upcoming In Touch Ministries Program

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 22, 2015 – 9:05 am -

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family

StowTown Records powerhouse family group, The Collingsworth Family, will be featured on the In Touch Ministries with Dr. Charles Stanley Program.

Beginning April 24, the family group will be shown during the first half of the program, singing “My Jesus, I Love Thee” and “The Great I Am”.
To find the broadcast times and stations in your area, please click here

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Adam Crabb on this week’s Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

Written by Staff on February 22, 2015 – 7:09 am -

unnamedThis week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 2 of our interview with Adam Crabb and music from The Booth Brothers, Wes Hampton, Legacy Five, The Collingsworth Family, Vince Gill, The Isaacs and MORE!

Tune-in to one of the stations listed on our site or listen online for an hour of great gospel music, inspiring ministry and fun with Woody Wright and D. Scott Kramer at:

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Gospel Music Today For February 2 On

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 1, 2015 – 10:02 pm -

Gospel Music Today For February 2 2015

Gospel Music Today For February 2 2015

Shannon Knight of The Daryl Williams Trio is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of February 2. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Goodman Revival, and Jean reviews  new recordings by The Troy Burns Family and Watts, Rowsey and Bean. An article from SGN Scoops digital magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes and in the news this week is the January 1 baby for Anna Grace of High Road III. The show features exclusive video of Lineage of David, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Collingsworth Family at Gospel Singing Time, in Owasso, OK.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website,

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This Week’s Harmony Road Features Talleys, Lindsey Graham, LeFevre Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 22, 2015 – 10:53 pm -

Collingsworth Family On Harmony Road

Collingsworth Family On Harmony Road

Signal Mountain, TN  This week’s Harmony Road TV program will feature a variety of sounds including family groups, quartets, and a soloist. Songs on the episode include the uplifting “Tell the Mountain” from the Collingsworth Family, “Put it Right Here”, the excellent concept video from the LeFevre Quartet, newcomer to Harmony Road,  Lindsey Graham with “Wonderful News”, the acclaimed concept video “Ask Me Why” from Legacy Five and The Talleys with the beautiful “Thinking About Home”.

Now available to over 80 million television homes across the country in addition to online streaming, ROKU, mobile app and more, Harmony Road is a weekly southern gospel television program hosted by Singing News, Butler Music Group and Solid Gospel Radio veteran Les Butler.

Information on Harmony Road, its affiliates and time slots can be found at  Viewers can also interact with the program on Facebook at Harmony Road TV and on twitter@harmonyroadtv.

Harmony Road is produced and distributed by Harmony Road Productions and features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland Network, The NRB Network (including DirecTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, WGNM-TV in Macon, WYBU-TV in Columbus, GA/Phoenix City, AL.  Also find the program on the WALKtv network (including ROKU), Harmony Gospel in Greeneville, SC,  DCT3in Middle Tennessee, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, Charter Cable in Clarksville, Cookeville/Crossville, Sevier County, Lebanon and Jackson, TN and  WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL.

Harmony Road has recently added affiliates, where the program will be streamed online several times a week, as well as broadcast affiliates in Jackson, TN, Beaumont TX and Harrogate, TN. Heartland Network also recently added Cincinnati, OH.

In addition to host Butler, the Harmony Road TV team includes Technical Director, Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center, Harmony Road Productions and WMJN29  and Roger Spears, Program Producer.

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