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RICKY SKAGGS, LARRY GATLIN AND MIKE HUCKABEE TALK ISRAEL ON THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL March 29

Written by SGN Scoops on March 28, 2014 – 5:22 am -

Absolute Publicity, Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2014) – This weekend on the Fox News Channel‘s America’s News HQ, country music legends RICKY SKAGGS and LARRY GATLIN, as well as GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE, will larry, rickyappear to discuss their recent trip to Israel.
Last month, Skaggs and Gatlin ventured to the Holy Land, traveling alongside Governor Huckabee for a weeklong tour of the region.  Governor Huckabee travels to Israel each year to guide a tour of the region and provide historical commentary.  The two country legends accompanied him as personal friends and to perform in many historic locations along the way.
Skaggs, Gatlin and Huckabee will appear on the national news show this SaturdayMarch 29 at 12:50 PM ET.

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Jimmy Yeary Scores Grammy Nomination

Written by SGN Scoops on December 17, 2013 – 12:49 pm -

Nashville, TN (December 16, 2013) Multi-award winning songwriter, Jimmy Yeary along with his co-writers Jessi Alexander, and Connie Harrington were nominated for Song of the Year in the 56th Grammy Award imageNominations announced on December the 6th, 2013. “I Drive Your Truck” performed by Lee Brice was not only nominated for Song of the Year but also received a second Grammy nomination for best Country Solo Performance

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The show will broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

The Number One song on the Country charts was recorded by Lee Brice. Even though he is a prolific songwriter himself, Brice did not write “I Drive Your Truck”, however, as he heard it he knew he had to cut it.

Brice was quoted as saying “Every now and then I hear a song that just blows me away, and that song just put me on the floor the first time I heard it.”

“I am blown away by the continued response to this song”, stated Jimmy Yeary. “A Grammy nomination is a once in a lifetime chance for a writer. I’m incredibly honored.”

Jimmy was also a co-writer on three other number one songs. The Martina McBride hit “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” (Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Ben Hayslip), Rascal Flats song “Why Wait” (Jimmy Yeary, Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro) and “Anywhere With You” sang by Jake Owen (Ben Hayslip, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary) sang by Jake Owen.


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Songwriter Jimmy Yeary Scores Big With CMA Song of the Year – “I Drive Your Truck”

Written by SGN Scoops on November 14, 2013 – 2:12 pm -

imageNashville, TN (November 14, 2013) “I Drive Your Truck” written by Jimmy Yeary, Jessi Alexander, and Connie Harrington walked away with the Country Music AssociationSong of the Year Award at the 47th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS. The Awards aired live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC-TV on Wednesday, November 6th.

The Number One song on the Country charts was recorded by Lee Brice and quickly swept the country off it’s feet with the touching story. Yeary commented “The story behind this song is so powerful and connects with everyday people’s lives and the losses we all endure. This song speaks to everyone”. Jimmy continued “Without the sacrifice of people like Jared Monti, whom this song was written about, none of this would be possible. I am honored that I had a part in the world getting to hear his story.”

Many great songs have co-writers and Jimmy acknowledges Jessi Alexander and Connie Harrington saying “I can’t think of any two people I’d rather share this Award with.”

Jimmy was also a co-writer on the Martina McBride super hit “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” (Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Ben Heyslip), Rascal Flats big song “Why Wait” (Jimmy Yeary, Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro) and with his wife Sonya Isaacs Yeary’s inspiration the Heidi Newfield’s release of “Stay Up Late” (Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Ben Hayslip).

You can learn more about Jimmy Yeary athttps://www.facebook.com/jimmy.yeary

 


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JASON CRABB TALKS COUNTRY FAITH AND NEW SINGLE “LOVE IS STRONGER” ON CMA AWARDS RED CARPET

Written by SGN Scoops on November 13, 2013 – 12:19 pm -

Jason Crabb appears on the red carpet at the 47th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Bridgestone Arena. The awards were broadcast on ABC Television Network.

Jason Crabb, Grammy® and multiple Dove award winner, walked the red carpet prior to the 47th CMA Awards held at Bridgestone jasonandshellyeArena on November 6, 2013. Accompanied by his wife, Shellye, Jason spent time chatting with reporters and media outlets sharing about his involvement in the new book, Country Faith, that was just released. The noted vocalist is featured alongside country greats Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Wynonna, Alan Jackson, Barbara Mandrell, and more. The book was written and compiled by noted journalist Deborah Evans Price, who was honored with the CMA Media Achievement Award during the evening.

Jason Crabb and wife Shellye appear on the red carpet at the 47th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Bridgestone Arena. The awards were broadcast on ABC Television Network. Photo by Curtis Hilbun

Jason also spoke about his brand new single to country radio, “Love Is Stronger.” The video and song have resonated with audiences around the country. After a successful USAtoday.com debut, the video is now available worldwide on TV stations and online. Sharing the message of hope and love, the single is quickly becoming one of the most-added songs at radio today.

During the night, Jason talked with FOX News, USAtoday, the Tennessean, Seventeen Magazine, People, Billboard, Inside Edition and met up with Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty and rising country star Payton Rae.

The popular vocalist was recently featured as a special guest on the “Worship Around The World” tour with Michael W. Smith and is set to announce his Christmas tour dates soon. He recently released the third book in his JASE® CRABB ten-book children’s series. The books, music and more are available at www.JasonCrabb.com

Connect with Jason Crabb online at www.JasonCrabb.com, www.FB.com/JasonCrabbMusic and Twitter @JasonCrabbMusic.


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LARRY GATLIN HEADS TO NEW YORK CITY FOR NATIONAL MEDIA APPEARANCES ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK & FOX NEWS RADIO

Written by SGN Scoops on March 4, 2013 – 12:37 pm -

larryNashville, Tenn. (March 4, 2013) – This week, it’s back to New York City for Country music legend LARRY GATLIN.  Gatlin, who is no stranger to the political panel, is set for set several national media appearances on the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and Fox News Radio.

The eldest of the Gatlin Brothers will be appearing on Fox & Friends, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, The Willis Report and Kilmeade & Friends (see schedule below for tune-in details).

TUNE-IN:

Tuesday, March 5

11:30 AM EST

Fox News Radio – Kilmeade & Friends

 

Wednesday, March 6

3:00 AM EST

Fox News Channel – Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld

 

6:00 AM EST

Fox News Channel – Fox & Friends

 

6:00 & 9:00 PM EST

Fox Business Network – The Willis Report

 

About Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers

The close family harmonies of Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin gave the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY Award for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love” two years later. Along with five career nominations for the ACM Vocal Group, the Gatlin Brothers picked up three 1979 trophies – Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, also a talented songwriter who composed all of the group’s singles. To date, the brothers hold 36 Top 40 Hits to their credit.

 

For more information on Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, visit www.gatlinbrothers.com.


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Oak Ridge Boys Launching Holiday Season with New Christmas CD & Multi-City Tour

Written by SGN Scoops on September 18, 2012 – 11:08 am -

Nashville, Tenn. (September 17, 2012) – The legendary Oak Ridge Boys will be filling the holiday season with the celebrated sounds of their Christmas Time’s A-Coming CD (Gaither Gospel Series). The album is set to launch on September 25th. An exclusive version of the CD is now available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, featuring two heartwarming bonus tracks that capture the meaning of the season. The masterful blend of new and traditional yuletide tunes is enhanced by the powerhouse group’s renowned four-part harmonies. The Christmas Time’s A-Coming album marks the Oaks’ sixth holiday CD. In November, the Grammy-winning group will be kicking off its storied Christmas tour of more than 20 years.

“The Oak Ridge Boys love Christmas music. For us, Christmas is about family, home, singing, happiness, love, kids and gifts.  But, the main thing Christmas is about is the birth of Jesus Christ; when time quit numbering backwards and started counting forward.  No other man has ever walked this Earth who reversed time. So, although we love singing the fun songs, the spiritual songs about “the birth” are very real for The Oak Ridge Boys,” says lead singer Duane Allen.

“We are so excited about our new album, Christmas Time’s A-Coming. As usual, we have a nice mix of songs that we are looking forward to adding to our Christmas show and tour starting in November. Once again working with the youthful acoustic driven mind of producer Ben Isaacs and our own Duane Allen, we have come up with, perhaps, our greatest Christmas collection yet,” says member Joe Bonsall.  “From classics like ‘Here Comes Santa Claus,’ ‘Joy to The World’ and the title cut to incredible brand new songs like ‘Peterbilt Sleigh,’ ‘Getting Ready For A Baby’ and ‘Glorious Impossible,’ we seriously think that folks everywhere will continue to celebrate the holidays with The Oak Ridge Boys,” he adds.

Christmas Time’s A-Coming will be available through retail outlets across the U.S., including iTunes and Amazon.com.

For more information, please visit: www.oakridgeboys.com.

Tracks on Christmas Time’s A-Coming
1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
2. Peterbilt Sleigh
3. Here Comes Santa Claus
4. Christmas Time’s A-Coming
5. White Christmas
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You
7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. Getting Ready For A Baby
9. Joy To The World
10. Mary, Did You Know?
11. Mary Had A Little Lamb
12. Glorious Impossible


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Father of songwriter, music publisher John Mathis Jr. passes away

Written by SGN Scoops on September 28, 2011 – 10:04 am -

The father of songwriter, music publisher John Mathis Jr. passed away at his home on September 27th, 2011. ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis, not to be confused with the pop singer of the same name, was born September 28, 1930 and was known as both a singer and songwriter during his career in Country Music.

Johnny Mathis began his career as a recording artist on the record label, StarTalent, in 1949. He would go on to record for a number of record labels during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s including Chess, Columbia, D Records, Mercury, Decca, United Artists, Little Darlin’, Hilltop and Stonegate. As a part of the duet, Jimmy and Johnny, he scored a Top 10 hit in 1953 with the song, “If You Don’t Somebody Else Will” released on Chess Records. Johnny’s highest charting single as a soloist, “Please Talk To My Heart”(Top 15), occurred while recording for United Artists in 1963.   He’s appeared on the Louisiana Hayride, Big D Jamboree, The Grand Ole Opry, The Wilburn Brothers Show and  TNN’s Nashville Now  to name a few. In fact, ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis was a regular performer on the Louisiana Hayride through much of the 50’s.  

As a songwriter, Country Johnny Mathis has had songs recorded by George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Paycheck, Charlie Pride, Johnny Horton, Jimmy Dean, George Hamilton IV, Freddy Fender, Webb Pierce, The Whites, Elvis Costello and many, many others. Seven (7) Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees and two (2) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees have recorded his music. Johnny Mathis has been credited with writing over 400 songs. Johnny also fell into the story of many Nashville songwriters of those days as he would often sell his share of his rights to songs he had written, most still bare his name. His song accolades further include gold records, Country radio hits and  BMI airplay performance awards. There has been a revival of Mathis songs in recent years with cuts by Jim Louderdale, Kenny and Amanda Smith Band and Brad Davis.

Country Johnny Mathis spent most of his time during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s writing and singing Gospel music and spending time with his family. In 1999 Johnny suffered a massive stroke that left him incapacitated. More information regarding Johnny is available at  www.CountryJohnnyMathis.com .

Visitation and funeral arrangements are being conducted by Lawrence Brothers Funeral Home of Chapel Hill, TN (www.lawrencefuneral.net/) Johnny is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kayla Michelle. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeannie Mathis, one daughter, Sherie Craver of Marshall, TX, 3 sons, John Jr, Bill and James, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.


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