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Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at  Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  

Written by Staff on September 10, 2018 – 12:35 pm -

Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  

Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Hurricane Mills, TN (September 8, 2018) – Organizers of the 2018 Gospel Music Festival announce that Loretta Lynn made a surprise visit during the afternoon session on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She welcomed visitors to the ranch and shared her enthusiasm for the Gospel Music Fest.

“Thank you all for coming to the ranch.  We are thrilled to bring Gospel music here for Labor Day weekend.  Next year bring everyone you know to the Gospel Music Fest!” stated Lynn.  “It has always been my dream to see Gospel meet Country, and now the Loretta Lynn Ranch is proud to bring this. music together,” Lynn continued.

This marks one of the first public appearances of Loretta Lynn since a stroke in 2017.  Loretta Lynn, known as The Coal Miner’s Daughter,  graciously welcomed visitors to the Gospel Music Fest.

Sneed Family at Loretta Lynn Ranch

Sneed Family at Loretta Lynn Ranch

Jeff Sneed of The Sneed Family, hosts of the Gospel Music Festival, made the announcement today from The Sneed Family office.  “We are honored that Loretta has chosen the Gospel Music Festival to appear before her fans.  What a true performer!” proclaimed Sneed.  “This is the magic of having the event at the Ranch., you never know who will drop in!” Sneed added.

Plans for the 2019 Gospel Music Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch are being formulated.  An announcement of performers and ticketing information will be released soon.

The 2018 Fest featured family entertainment from beginning to end. Gospel music was featured as well as a night of Country music, a Talent Search, a special Sunday morning service and a Craft Fair.

Friday’s schedule included Triumphant Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter along with The Easter Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, and the Troy Burns Family.  As a special highlight, The Sneed Family took the stage.

On Saturday, a full day of Gospel Music featured The Perrys, Primitive Quartet, New Ground with Mickey Bell, Tony Gore, High Road, The Steeles, The Freemans, and The Sneed Family. Well-known Country comedian Mike Snider from The Grand Old Opry also appeared.  “Those attending were laughing, singing and inspired from the minute first note is struck from the stage,” stated Sneed.

Shenandoah at Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at  Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  


The highlight of the weekend was a separate performance by the country music icons, Shenandoah, as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour.  “This is where Gospel meets Country,” said Sneed.  “Folks enjoy two events in one location while enjoying the beauty of the Loretta Lynn Ranch on a holiday weekend,” he continued.

The 2018 Gospel Fest has also added a special Sunday morning chapel service featuring Gospel music’s favorite evangelist, David Ring.  Since 1973, Ring has challenged thousands of people with his signature message – “I have cerebral palsy…  What’s your problem?”

The Gospel Music Festival at the Loretta Lynn Ranch is held annually in the pavilion at the ranch campgrounds.  “We are honored that the Loretta Lynn Ranch would again welcome the return of Gospel Music,” said Sneed.

For the 2019 Gospel Music Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch, ticket information will be available soon at: or by calling 866-966-1777.  Craft vendor reservations for 2019 are being taken now by calling 270-646-0354.

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is located off I-40 at Exit 143 in Hurricane Mills, TN.  Camping is available by reservation.  There are also area hotels nearby.


About The Sneed Family:

The Sneed Family is a favorite to their fans.  They provide an honest worship experience while providing encouragement.

Watch for them on stage as well as on television with their production of “Sneed Family Music”.  The program is seen in over one million homes each week.  The Sneed Family brings music, and interviews from the best in Southern Gospel Music.  The show is now available online.

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Written by Staff on June 1, 2018 – 11:38 am -

Back row: Ben Hall, Director of Major Gifts; Nando Rodriguez, Senior Director of Events and Culinary; Peter Cooper, Senior Director, Producer and Writer; Mark DeLelys, Senior Director of Museum Sales and Retail; Carolyn Tate, SVP of Museum Services; Kyle Young, CEO; Warren Denney, Senior Creative Director; Brenda Colladay, VP of Museum Services; Nina Burghard, SVP Financial Services and Operations; Lisa Purcell, VP of Development, Education, and Community Outreach; Jay Orr, Executive Senior Director of Research, Editorial, and Content Seated: Sharon Brawner, SVP of Sales and Marketing; Charlotte Scott, RS Entertainment; Ricky Skaggs; Don Murry Grubbs, Absolute Publicity *Photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum (high resolution photo available upon request)

Back row: Ben Hall, Director of Major Gifts; Nando Rodriguez, Senior Director of Events and Culinary; Peter Cooper, Senior Director, Producer and Writer; Mark DeLelys, Senior Director of Museum Sales and Retail; Carolyn Tate, SVP of Museum Services; Kyle Young, CEO; Warren Denney, Senior Creative Director; Brenda Colladay, VP of Museum Services; Nina Burghard, SVP Financial Services and Operations; Lisa Purcell, VP of Development, Education, and Community Outreach; Jay Orr, Executive Senior Director of Research, Editorial, and Content
Seated: Sharon Brawner, SVP of Sales and Marketing; Charlotte Scott, RS Entertainment; Ricky Skaggs;
Don Murry Grubbs, Absolute Publicity
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Country and Bluegrass Legend Gears Up for Busy CMA Fest Week in Nashville

Nashville, Tenn. (June 1, 2018) — Ricky Skaggs was recently invited to spend some quality time with Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum staffers at a private luncheon held in the CMA Theatre in Nashville. The event was organized by museum officials to celebrate Skaggs’ upcoming induction into the famed institution.
“It was so kind of the Hall of Fame to have a luncheon in my honor,” says Skaggs. “We had such a good time. I started telling them old Bill Monroe stories, one after the other, and they went for over an hour. I’m so honored to be the newest living inductee into this hallowed Hall. It’s a dream come true for me.”
Later this year, Skaggs will be formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, alongside the late Dottie West and the late Johnny Gimble. In the meantime, the country and bluegrass legend is keeping the tour trail red hot. Next week, he’ll have a strong presence at CMA Fest in Nashville when he appears on the CMA Close Up Stage, as well as a full band performance at Nissan Stadium.
Ricky Skaggs CMA Fest Appearances:
• Thursday, June 7 / 12:15 – 1:15pm —  The Country Music Hall of Fame presents “An Interview with 2018 Inductee Ricky Skaggs,” hosted by Peter Cooper — CMA Close Up Stage at Xfinity Fan Fair X (inside the Music City Center)
• Sunday, June 10 /  7:55 – 8:25pm — Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder — Nissan Stadium
Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs

About Ricky Skaggs

Earning 12 #1 hit singles, 15 GRAMMY® Awards, 13 IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), two Dove Awards, the ASCAP Founders Award, three honorary Doctorate degrees, inductions into the Musicians Hall of Fame and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the 2013 Artist-In-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award in the Instrumentalist category along with countless other awards, Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music. Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums. His latest release, Hearts Like Ours, with his wife, celebrated artist Sharon White of The Whites features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs. And the Grand Ole Opry member has released his first-ever autobiography, “Kentucky Traveler.” The book details the life and times of Skaggs and provides a descriptive history of Country and Bluegrass music, as told by the master himself. In addition to his regular touring schedule with his band, Kentucky Thunder, he has performed a string of dates with his better half Sharon White along with guitar legend Ry Cooder on the critically-acclaimed “Cooder-White-Skaggs” tour and from time to time hits the road with versatile singer/songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby on another critically-acclaimed tour, “Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder.” Most recently, Skaggs has added Country tour dates as he plugs in and plays full shows of his chart-topping hits and is due to be inducted into the revered Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018 this fall.

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Daryle Singletary passes away at age 46

Written by Staff on February 12, 2018 – 8:56 am -

Daryle Singletary with Jeff, Sheri and Morgan Easter

Daryle Singletary with Jeff, Sheri and Morgan Easter

Country music artist Daryle Singletary passed away at his home early this morning.

WKRN in Nashville reports that Singletary,  a native of Cairo, Georgia, played his first show of his 2018 tour on Friday. No further comments on his passing were given at this time.

Singletary was present at the funeral of Tracy Stuffle this past week and gave a few words from the platform.

Daryle Singletary with Karen Peck Gooch and Kelly Nelon Clark

Daryle Singletary with Karen Peck Gooch and Kelly Nelon Clark

Singletary, a friend to many in the southern gospel industry, was only 46.

SGNScoops sends its prayers and sympathy to the family and friends of Daryle Singletary.

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Cody McCarver’s “What I Know” Going For Adds Now at Radio

Written by Staff on November 7, 2017 – 12:34 pm -

Cody McCarver

Cody McCarver

McCarver Delivers Inspirational Follow Up to First Top 80 Chart Hit


Nashville, TN (November 7, 2017) – Cody McCarver knows a few things so he decided to put those sentiments in a song. “What I Know,” from Cody’s release, Rise Up, has been released to radio and is going for adds now.
“The song “What I Know” is my favorite track I wrote for the new CDRise Up. I didn’t expect it to be a single but I am humbled that it is. I love the pure message of the song and it’s what I’ve learned since I have been living my life as a Christian,” Cody McCarver stated.
The release of “What I Know” comes on the heels of Cody’s first Singing News TOP 80 song, “Rise Up,” featured on both southern gospel and country radio outlets, in the United States and internationally.
Cody McCarver's "What I Know" Going For Adds Now at Radio

Cody McCarver’s “What I Know” Going For Adds Now at Radio

Cody’s project, Rise Up, is available now on iTunes and all digital outlets.

Cody McCarver’s emotion-filled voice displays a life full of heartache and lessons. Yes, when you hear Cody sing, you know he has a story to tell.
Raised in the mountains of Spencer, TN, Cody’s first musical influence was in his home church. Even as a young child, Cody loved music and became the church piano player before the age of ten. It’s that musical connection to faith that has helped Cody through dark and troubled times, including the imprisonment of his father and his death inside a jail cell.
Cody spent over a decade with country music super-group, Confederate Railroad, eventually leaving to start his own solo career. This career was extremely lucrative with numerous accolades – including three number one videos’ on CMT Pure Country and earning the title of Independent Artist of the Year from Music Row Magazine.
Throughout his career, Cody has shared the stage with legends such as Charlie Daniels, David Allan Coe, Merle Haggard and more. His solo career saw his music topping the charts and even being featured in several motion pictures, which led to McCarver acting in several western films. His solo music has featured guest appearances by Colt Ford and The Oak Ridge Boys’ Richard Sterban.
Cody McCarver is featured in October 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Cody McCarver is featured in October 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

The bright lights of fame and fortune brought many enjoyable things but it also exposed Cody to a very dark side. “Here I was with everything I could imagine,” states Cody, “but something was missing and I was miserable. So, I started filling that void with Jack Daniels, who became my best friend, every single day.” Cody’s life began to spiral out of control. “I was headed for death,” says Cody. “I knew something had to change…so I went to church.” Cody searched and found joy in his renewed relationship with God. Cody says: “God let me know that He never left me and He was with me the entire time.”

Today, Cody shares his story anywhere and everywhere he can – and there are no signs of slowing down. In fact, Cody’s just getting started!
McCarver lives just outside of Chattanooga, TN and is an ambassador for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, an organization that is extremely close to his heart.
Jeff O’Neal
Heritage Communications
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Country Music Icon Alan Jackson Lands No. 1 Chart Positions for Rerelease  

Written by Staff on August 28, 2017 – 2:47 pm -

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

Country Music Icon Alan Jackson Lands
No. 1 Chart Positions for Rerelease
of Precious Memories, Live at the Ryman DVD
 Gaither Music Group and Jackson Celebrate This Week’s
No. 1 Top-selling DVD on Two Billboard Sales Charts 
RFD-TV to Add New Airings of Jackson’s TV Special
Surrounding DVD Collection 

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–August 25th, 2017— Country music superstarAlan Jackson is back at the top of the charts this week, celebrating the No. 1 spot on this week’sBillboard Music Video chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan, with the rerelease of his LIVE DVD recording entitledPrecious Memories, Live at the Ryman.

Precious Memories, rereleased byGaither Music Group and produced by Martin Fischer and directed byJames Burton Yockey, also garnered the No. 1 position on this week’s Christian Video chart.  In addition, Jackson’s 2-CD Precious Memories set (Universal) climbed up this week’s Country chart to theNo. 8 position and landed the No. 2position on the week’sContemporary Christian Music chart
“It is a joy to partner with Alan Jackson on this DVD,” stated Gaither Music Group founder and gospel music legend Bill Gaither.  “As a songwriter, I really appreciate the beauty of a well-written song; and Alan has been showing the world for a long time how to write great songs.  On this recording, he went back to songs that both of us treasure—hymns of the church—with lyrics that keep on inspiring us with their timeless messages.”  
Taped at the historic Ryman, known as “The Mother Church of Country Music” in Nashville, TN, the nostalgic, 14-song collection captures Jackson’s stage performances of songs from his first gospel recording, Precious Memories, originally released in 2006.  The video, which features Jackson’s heartwarming tones singing signature renditions of traditional hymns and gospel favorites, also includes behind-the-scenes interviews with him, his mother and his wife as he reflects on his musical roots.  
The TV special—an immediate hit with viewers across networks—enjoyed a strong premiere on
RFD-TV which has now added two shows to its list of airings as follows:
September 11th           8:00 p.m. EST
September 11th            Midnight EST
The Precious Memories DVD is also airing as part of a television special on DirecTV, Dish TV, TBN, PBS, The Heartland Network, GaitherTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN.  It is airing in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel andHope TV.  The DVD is featured on Gaither Music Group’s website, the Gaither Catalog Collection, digital assets, social media and YouTube channel.
Precious Memories, Live at the Ryman is exclusively distributed byCapitol Christian Music Group andUniversal Music and is available now throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including Walmart, iTunes, Amazon,
The video is AVAILABLE NOW at the following links:  
A PREVIEW of the DVD can be found here:
Upcoming air dates for the Precious Memories, Live at the Ryman TV special are as follows: 
Eastern Time Zone; Check local listings for channels
September 11th           8:00 p.m. EST
September 11th            Midnight EST

Sept 14       6:30 p.m.

Sept 16       6:00 p.m.
Sept 16        7:00 p.m.
The Heartland Network
Sept 12         8:00 p.m.
Sept 16         12 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sept 17         8:00 p.m.
Sept 17         12 p.m.
Total Living Network
Sept 16   check local listing
The Walk-TV
Sept 16        12 a.m.
Sept 17        See Your Local Listings
Christian T V Network
Sept 16        4 p.m.
Sept 16      4 p.m.
Sept 16     5:00 p.m.
The Miracle Channel
Sept 16       11:30 p.m.  
Vision TV
Sept 15        9:00 p.m.
Sept 16        5:30 a.m. 
Hope TV
Sept 16        12 a.m.                     
Sept 17        12 a.m.    
Crossroads TV
Sept 16        3:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
For further information, connect at or on Twitter: @OfficialJackson.       
Precious Memories, Live at the Ryman–DVD Song List:
1. Blessed Assurance
2. In the Garden
3. I Love to Tell the Story
4. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
5. ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
6. When We All Get to Heaven
7. BONUS:  Softly and Tenderly
8. BONUS:  Standing on the Promises
9. Are You Washed in the Blood? / I’ll Fly Away
10. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
11. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
12. The Old Rugged Cross
13. How Great Thou Art
14. I Want to Stroll over Heaven with You 
Recently announced as an inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson’s membership among country music’s all-time greats is the latest in a long line of career-defining accolades that include three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, more than 25 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a 2016 Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years.
The man from rural Newnan, GA, has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles – registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards – including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of GRAMMYS® and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards.
Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who have written more than 20 songs that they have recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. 
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GRAMMY®-winning Artist Guy Penrod to Release LIVE Recording

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 29, 2016 – 5:18 pm -

GRAMMY®-winning Artist Guy Penrod to Release LIVE Recording

GRAMMY®-winning Artist Guy Penrod to Release LIVE Recording

Gospel and Country Singer Returns to Familiar Grounds

to Showcase Some of Today’s Most Loved Hymns and Worship Songs

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY® and GMA DOVE Award-winning recording artist Guy Penrod has announced the release of a LIVE recording of some of today’s most cherished hymns and popular worship songs. LIVE Hymns & Worship, (Gaither Music Group/Servant Records), produced by Penrod, will be available everywhere on January 29th, in both audio and DVD formats.
“Unity within the family of God is at the center of His heart,” explained the 2015 GMA DOVE Award nominee.  “I believe this DVD will help encourage us as believers to come together around the person of Jesus. We praised God using hymns and worship songs that everyone knows, weaving them together throughout the evening. We purposely recorded these songs in major keys and in arrangements with which people, and especially men, can easily sing along.  I love seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they join in.”
The nationally acclaimed, award-winning vocalist, known for his unmistakable, rasp-tinged vocals, went “home” to his alma mater for this special concert, which was recorded at Thomas Road Baptist Church at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  Featuring the Liberty University Center for Worship Choir, the evening included a long set list of classic and contemporary favorites.
The university is where Penrod first met his future wife, Angie, when they both attended college there.  After earning their degrees Angie and Guy married and started a family, and Penrod began his career in music–a career that now boasts combined sales in excess of four million units.  One of the most popular artists featured on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series, Penrod spent 14 years as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band before launching a successful solo ministry in 2010.
The Penrod Family and Guy’s ministry grew quickly.  Today he and Angie live on a farm, just south of Nashville, TN, with their eight children—seven sons and one daughter.  When he is not farming and enjoying time at home with his “tribe,” Guy and his band of musicians are on the road sharing his faith in song to audiences nationwide.
The DVD includes behind-the-scenes footage with the Penrod Family, allowing viewers to “spend some time” with them on their farm and hear messages behind the music through an up-close interview on their front porch with Penrod.
LIVE Hymns & Worship will receive prime placement in retail outlets and will air as part of a television special on Dish TV (Gaither TV, Channel 276), PBS, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN.  It will also air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.
The new CD and DVD are distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and will available at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, and
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Craig Strickland of Backroad Anthem, found

Written by Staff on January 4, 2016 – 11:16 am -

Backroad AnthemCraig Strickland, singer with Country group Backroad Anthem, had been missing for seven days after going on a hunting trip with his friend Chase Morland.

Craig Strickland with wife Helen Wisner Strickland.

Craig Strickland with wife Helen Wisner Strickland.

Today, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed to E! that Craig’s body has been recovered and his family has been notified. Strickland was 29.

Morland’s body was found in Kaw Lake, OK on Monday, December 28. The boat was found capsized and Strickland’s dog was found injured, staying with Morland’s body.

SGN Scoops sends their sympathy and prayers to the families of these two young men.

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SGN Scoops’ Fast Five with Kelly Coberly

Written by Staff on September 2, 2015 – 11:19 am -

Kelly Coberly Joins Hey Y'all Media

Kelly Coberly

Welcome to the SGN Scoops’ Fast Five, where we ask an artist five questions that you would want to know if you were talking to them!

This week we talk to Kelly Coberly, a solo artist from Buckhannon, West Virginia. Kelly began her career as a Country music artist, but she is now recording and singing Southern Gospel.

Kelly’s current radio release is “Because He Loved Me.” Be sure to call or email your favorite radio/internet station and ask them to play it. Find out more about Kelly on Facebook, but we are sure you will enjoy getting acquainted here on SGN Scoops’ Fast Five.

SGN: Who is Kelly Coberly? America wants to know!
KC: Growing up in a musical family, I always had a real passion for music. While attending Bluegrass festivals and other musical events as a child, I always knew that I wanted to pursue a singing career. My first job in the music business was at age seven when I helped my grandparents in their recording studio in Broadway, Virginia. I thought shrink-wrapping cassette tapes was the biggest thing in the world!

I began singing in the school choir at the age of nine, and in the year 2000, I began singing Country and Bluegrass music. I went on to receive several awards and honors, as well as a number two song on the Country music charts in Australia for my original song, “Ya Wanna Bet.” As a Country/Bluegrass artist, I recorded five albums, including a tribute album titled, “Remember West Virginia Coal,” which was a tribute to my hometown of Upshur County, West Virginia, where the “Sago Mine Tragedy” occurred in January 2006.

In early 2014, God called me into Gospel music ministry. I am now a Southern Gospel recording artist, and I have released my debut Gospel album titled, Because He Loved Me, which is available at I am extremely blessed to be able to do what I love and to be able to use the talent God has given me, and to share His word in song. If I can bless someone with my music, and lead them closer to the Lord, then my mission has been accomplished. I want everyone to be able to experience the joy of having God in their life.

I am a mother of two wonderful boys. Tyler is 20 and Corey is 16. They are my biggest fans.
SGN: Tell me about your most memorable concert and why.
KC: Each show is special and dear to me, from the testimonies that are given, to the comments made to me after the show, to the wonderful people that I get to meet. The most wonderful testimony I have heard so far, was from a gentleman whose daughter had been in a coma for several weeks. Her prognosis wasn’t very good, and they weren’t sure if she was going to wake up and pull through. Another gentleman from the church had given him one of my CD’s to listen to, and when his daughter heard the CD, she opened her eyes. I was completely speechless and in tears as this man was telling me his story. What an amazing testimony, and what an amazing feeling it was to know that God had used me and my music ministry to touch that girl and her family in such a special way. God is so good, and I give Him the honor and glory for everything. It still chokes me up every time I think about it.
SGN: How does someone book you and buy your product?

KC: BOOKINGS By Mail: Kelly Coberly Music, P.O. Box 1216, Buckhannon, WV 26201
By Email:
By Phone: (304) 614-4515
My album is available at my concerts or online at
SGN: Please share your testimony with us.
KC: As a child, I attended a Methodist church and a Nazarene church near my home with my family. As a teenager, I started attending a Baptist church with some neighborhood friends, where I was saved and baptized. I married at age 18, and had two wonderful boys, Tyler and Corey, who are now ages 20 and 16.

I had always believed in God ever since I can remember, but I did not always live in a way that was pleasing to Him. I was a back-slidden adult for about 20 years. I found myself trying to get right with God many times, but always failing. I knew that I was far from perfect, and I felt so unworthy of God’s love. Every time I would stumble, I would beat myself up over it. I felt like just giving up sometimes.

In 2005, at the age of 30, I divorced and moved to Pigeon Forge, TN. I was confused, I was scared, I was lonely, and although I thought I knew what I was doing at the time, I didn’t. While in Tennessee, I met a wonderful Christian friend and I could just see the love for God in his eyes. We spent a lot of time just talking about God and talking about how blessed we are. He truly inspired me to become a better person. I was reminded that we all fall short of the glory of God, and when we mess up, we need to pick ourselves back up, ask God for forgiveness, and devote our lives to serving Him.

In 2008, I moved back to West Virginia and started piecing my life back together again. I kept in touch with my friends from Tennessee, and in 2013, I re-dedicated my life to the Lord, and started attending church again. I have never been happier in my life.

I made alot of mistakes in my life, and I learned from each and every one of them, but I can honestly say that through all the trials and tribulations, I am proud of the woman I have become, and I want everyone to know how much I love the Lord. I am truly blessed and I have so much to be thankful for. I am so thankful for my salvation, and I am thankful that God gave me the gift of music and that I am able to use this gift to deliver God’s message to others.

SGN: Tell us about your radio single and why you chose it.
KC: I chose “Because He Loved Me,” as my first radio single because not only is it the title track on my album, but it is also one of my most requested songs. This song has touched a lot of hearts, including mine. I have had so many people come up to me after my shows and tell me that they were blessed to tears by this song. I have always loved this song. It has such a powerful message behind it. Jesus suffered it all “Because He Loved Me,” Thank you Jesus!

Thank you Kelly for sharing your story with us in such an open and honest manor. I know many of our readers will want to hear you in person.

Please go to Kelly’s Facebook page for more information and to contact Kelly directly.

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Rusty Golden: Sober

Written by Staff on August 25, 2015 – 7:29 am -

Rusty Golden. Sober1Review by Lorraine Walker

Have you ever been driving in the dark when you look up and see a house with all of its drapes open and blinds drawn up? The inside lights reveal the life of the occupant and you are drawn in by the intimacy and honesty of that stranger’s world. Sober opens up all of the windows and doors of Rusty Golden’s heart and draws you into his world of addiction recovery, faith, relationships and all the stuff that is life.


Golden has shared with me in the past about his battle to reach recovery, and though I could write word upon word about the darkness that addicts experience and what it means to reach the Light, nothing I write could help you understand this journey as much as Sober. From “Out of My Hands” through to becoming “Stoned on Love,” the emotion and the expression of Golden’s gravelly vocals will speak to your heart. If you can listen to this CD all the way through without tears falling, you are made of stronger stuff than I am. You can hear a sampler of the album here.


Golden has always reminded me of Elton John with the way he interprets music, and I can hear this influence throughout. I love the piano riffs, the incredible saxophone and the driving guitar beat. Just like Sir Elton’s music, you will not get bored or have that déjà vu feeling that every song sounds the same. Golden is gifted and musically articulate.


Rusty Golden 2Each time I have listened to this album, I have been grabbed by the message in a different song. Beginning with “Out Of My Hands,” Golden shows us what it takes to maintain recovery from addiction. However, each track speaks to events that all of us experience. From lines such as “the fine line separating right from wrong that oughta be obvious is all but gone” from “Things I Lean On,” to “…sinning faster than Momma was praying,” the “God-shaped hole” of “Hollow Man,” and the enthusiastic “Stoned on Love,” we can relate to times when we felt ‘hollow’ to times when we were so filled with the love of Jesus, we had a natural high.


Rusty Golden has written many songs for Southern Gospel artists, but fans of “John In The Jordan” should be alerted that this CD is not filled with quartet-style songs. In my opinion, perhaps only a couple of the tunes are playable on Southern Gospel Radio: “The Reason Why I’m Here,” “Thank You Lord For This Day,” and perhaps “Living Right Now.” However, if you enjoy variety and gutsy vocals, this CD is for you. If you feel the relief in “I found Heaven in the hell I raised, in the not-so-good-old, ‘good old days…'”; pain in “though I love you I have to give you up;” and the dependence in “show me how to walk on feet of clay,” then this is an album you want to add to your collection immediately.Rusty Golden studio. T3 Photography. Sound Kitchen


From an Inspirational Country and regular Country music radio point of view, most of these songs will appeal to a wide demographic. “Things I Lean On” has an easy feel, perhaps this is one that should introduce listeners to the world of Rusty Golden. This world is intense, provocative and edgy, but not one to be ignored. Sometimes we think we should present a picture with all the right pieces in place. Golden is not afraid to let you know that, like most of us, some of the puzzle pieces are still in the box.


This album is for those who are sober and those who want to be, for those with family who are addicted and those who have ever prayed for someone to find freedom. For the small minority of people whose lives have never touched those in need of recovery, you will find your own lyric on this album that will speak to whatever you are going through.


Sober by Rusty Golden can be purchased here on his website, or on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and other outlets. Find out more about Golden on Facebook or online. Follow on Twitter.


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Tune In Alert: Aaron Tippin on Music City Show

Written by Staff on August 20, 2015 – 1:17 pm -

Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2015) –  You don’t want to miss RFD-TV’s The Music City Show this week. Country star Aaron Tippin joins Tim Lovelace and Jim Sheldon for a night of great music on this final show of Season Four.

The Music City Show is Nielsen rated and reaches hundreds of

Aaron Tippin and Tim Lovelace

Aaron Tippin and Tim Lovelace

thousands of people each week.

To view a preview of the show click the following link:

This is Season Four Finale for the show which can be seen weekly on RFD-TV: Thursdays at 8PM EST and 7PM Central. The program can be seen again at 12AM EST and Friday 6:30 AM EST.

The Music City Show also airs on NRB at Saturday 6/5 PM Central and FamilyNet on Sunday Noon EST.

For more information on Aaron Tippin visit his website here.


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