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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
For further information visit, connect at or follow Guy on Twitter: @GuyPenrod

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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.

For more features on your favorites old and new, keep clicking on to SGN Scoops mainpage.

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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.


For monthly reviews of Gospel CDs, see the latest version of the SGN Scoops digital magazine, found on the SGN Scoops mainpage. 



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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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Larry Gatlin and The Blackwood Quartet Together at the Grand Ole Opry, Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:00 PM CST

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 8, 2015 – 11:14 am -

Larry Gatlin

Larry Gatlin

Country music super star Larry Gatlin is now hosting “The Country Classic Show” at the Grand Ole Opry The Ryman Auditorium and he has asked Mark Blackwood and The Grammy award-winning Blackwood Quartet to be a part of this event on April 9, 2015.

The Blackwood Family has a rich and legendary heritage in gospel music, winning 8 Grammy Awards and 27 Dove Awards. Gatlin has often said his heroes are The Blackwoods. Mark’s dad, Cecil Blackwood, was in the group, known then as The Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Gatlin was raised singing The Blackwoods’ music. This event is history in the making with Larry Gatlin

joining The Blackwood Quartet at The Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, April 9, 2015 7PM CST

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 20, 2014 – 7:57 am -



LEBANON, Tenn. (Aug. 19, 2014) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and legendary country music group Alabama announce the release of Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition, which will be available on Sept. 8 exclusively at all 632 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition contains three exclusive bonus tracks not found on the regular edition that will be released later in September by Gaither Music Group. The album contains 15 songs and will sell for $11.99.

“Alabama’s music is timeless, and a perfect fit for Cracker Barrel,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We know our guests will enjoy hearing their versions of these classic gospel songs.”
“We know our fans enjoy eating at Cracker Barrel, just like we do,” said all three Alabama members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen. “We are excited to be able to have our new gospel album available where so many of our fans eat after church on Sunday.” 
The 15 songs featured on Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition (including the title cut, a classic Alabama hit from the early ‘90s) are as follows:    
“I Saw The Light”
“Because He Lives”
“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”
“Knights Of Molite”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“Church In The Wildwood”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“Raising Alabama”
“Jordan’s Banks”
“Let’s All Go Down To The River”
“Lift Me Up”
“Angels Among Us”
“The Last Altar Call” 
“Oh, The Lord Has Been Good To Me” 
 “I’ll Fly Away”

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New Brad Davis Concept Video To Debut On Nashville Country Revival

Written by Staff on November 7, 2013 – 10:26 am -

brad davisThe new concept video and current single “Never Give The Devil A Ride” by Brad Davis was made available Tuesday afternoon, October 22nd, via social media and will make its television debut on the popular show, Nashville Country Revival, airing weekly on several national networks including Daystar and TNN.
Nashville Country Revival has become a hit among viewers with his concept video oriented presentation of Country and Bluegrass flavored songs ranging from Gospel, Country and Bluegrass artists. The episode featuring “Never Give The Devil A Ride” will air on the Daystar Television NetworkSaturday October, 26th at 3:30pm CST. Daystar will air the episode again the following Friday.

“Never Give The Devil A Ride” is set to debut on a Nashville Country Revival episode airing on The Nashville Network (TNN) in approximately 3 weeks. NCR airs every Sunday morning at 7:30am CSTon TNN. For more information about Nashville Country Revival and air times visit
“Never Give The Devil A Ride” by Brad Davis was shot on location near Lewisburg, TN featuring a rare, historic 1948 Diamond T truck and cameo appearances by ordinary everyday people giving their endorsement to the theme of the song. The song is currently charting across multiple genres and formats including Bluegrass, Southern Gospel and Country including airplay on The Legendary WSM 650 in Nashville. The video can be viewed on YouTube at: Brad Davis – “Never Give The Devil A Ride” – Official Video For Current Single

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Written by SGN Scoops on August 15, 2013 – 1:25 pm -

Nashville, TN – Recent occurrences at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN – including storm damage and a fire in the lorettacommercial kitchen – have forced organizers to postpone the popular Loretta Lynn’s Bi-Annual Trail Ride that was set for September 2-7, 2013.
The trails are currently “under construction” and ranch workers are concerned with the safety of the beloved guests and campers. “I hate to cancel this ride,” said Loretta Lynn. “This is one of my favorite things we do at the ranch but Mother Nature sure dealt us a big blow with the recent storm and then we had the fire and it really set us back. We are trying to make sure everyone is safe and that’s our main concern. We sure hope to have everything back in order soon for more trail rides. I’ve been putting on the big organized trail rides for 30 years now and I ain’t about to stop … we just need a little more time.”
All other events at the Loretta Lynn Ranch – including the weekend Wrangler camp – will proceed as scheduled. Guests  may inquire by calling 931-296-7700. Organizers will announce a new trail ride date as soon as possible.
Legendary Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard, Country Music sensation Kacey Musgraves and the Queen of Country Music herself, Loretta Lynn, are the next set to take the stage during the weekend of August 31 – September 1, 2013.
Tickets for all concerts and more information on future events is available online at

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Larry Gatlin Teams with Ron Blackwood

Written by SGN Scoops on July 11, 2013 – 12:55 pm -

Country Music Super Star Larry Gatlin has teamed up with his long-time friend, Ron Blackwood. Ron is scheduling all of Larry’s LARRY GATLIN 1Gospel/Christian Country concerts and events. After many Country Mega, hits such as,”All the Gold in California,”  “Houston   (Means I’m One Day Closer to You),” and more, Larry Gatlin remains one of Bill Gaither’s most requested Artist on the popular Gaither Homecoming Video’s.

Here is your opportunity to reach a larger audience, going beyond the four walls of the church to make your next concert/event something extra-special. Larry performs Gospel music from the heart of someone who has had a profound personal experience with the Lord. It is no secret that he fought a battle with substance abuse, and through God’s grace and strength was able to overcome his addiction to live victoriously. He shares his testimony along with his amazing Gospel music.

Contact us today, we have only a few open dates left for this year. Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers are coming your way.

Take a moment and  look at the new website, you can email or call. One of the Blackwood Artist associates will be happy to answer your questions and schedule your exciting event with country sensation, Larry Gatlin!

FYI…. According to Larry Gatlin; “All the Gold is not in Calif, It is in Heaven!”

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