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Chris White in recovery

Written by Staff on March 17, 2016 – 9:23 am -

Chris White

Chris White

You will likely remember that last week, Greg Bentley of Crossroads Entertainment sent out a prayer prayer request for Chris White, who was having heart surgery at the University of TN Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, March 18.

Today we received this note from Greg:
We, along with Chris and Kim White would like to thank everyone for the prayers for Chris’ open heart surgery. Originally scheduled for tomorrow, the Doctors were able to move it ahead one day to this morning. We just received an update from Kim White. “Chris is out of surgery and the surgeon said he did very well. He is now in ICU for recovery. We are beyond grateful for all the prayers”. 
Crossroads will be giving updates on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/crossroadsentertainment/ from here on out.
We sincerely thank you all! – Greg Bentley
Please keep Chris in your prayers as he recovers from surgery. Don’t forget to check Crossroad’s facebook page for more updates on Chris.
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Southern Gospel Writers Honored in Nashville

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 2, 2014 – 9:51 am -

11th Hour Credit: Randi Radcliff

11th Hour Credit: Randi Radcliff

(NASHVILLE, TENN.) – Crossroads Music hosted an album release party for 11th Hour’s PICTURE THIS (Sonlite Records, a division of Crossroads Music) at the BMI Theater on Music Row in Nashville. Some of the most prolific and honored songwriters contributed their blessed gifts to 11th Hour’s new album. Many of those writers attended the event to share the songs and the inspiration behind each.

 

During the event, several of the songwriters in attendance joined 11th Hour on stage to sing along to the songs that they had written as well as share their stories. The writers in attendance included Ricky Atkinson, Joseph Habedank, Rachel McCutcheon, Rebecca Peck, Ray Scarbrough, Dianne Wilkinson, and Phil Cross. After a meet & greet and photo session, guests took their seats in the theater as each writer joined the artists onstage to share the songs they crafted. Also in attendance were Chris White and Rich Crist of Crossroads who hosted the festivities.

 

Southern Gospel roots run deep in the lives of three artists who’ve felt the call to share the Gospel. 11th Hour consists of Amber Eppinette, Grant Gibson and Jaquita Lindsey. The group was established 7 years ago and based in the unity of the group which travels throughout the states, singing in churches, at revivals, concert venues, and festivals. Southern Gospel fans have fallen in love with this unique group.

 

“Our prayer is that Christ is exalted in all aspects of our lives. If He there then He will exalt the ministry He has placed us in. We are looking forward to the journey God has for us. He is worthy of ALL praise & so much more!” ~11thHour

 

11th Hour Credit: Randi Radcliff

11th Hour Credit: Randi Radcliff

The following is a list of the tracks and writers on Picture This:

No Death – Sandy Knight

Picture This – Dianne Wilkinson

Jesus is in the House – Karen Gillespie, Rachel McCutcheon

This Changes Everything – Phil Cross

Wounds – Ray Scarbrough

Everlasting Arms – Rebecca J. Peck

Waving on the Other Side – Ricky Atkinson, Jeff Steele

Step in – Karen Gillespie, Jim E. Davis

How Will You Plead – Amber Eppinnette, Dianne Wilkinson

Saints Are Born – Joseph Habedank


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Carolina Boys Quartet Renews Recording Contract with Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, Inc

Written by SGN Scoops on September 5, 2012 – 2:56 am -

ARDEN, NC: The Carolina Boys Quartet recently renewed their recording contract with Skyland Records, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, Inc.

Group manager Chuck Lowe stated: “The Carolina Boys are proud to re-sign with Skyland, and are honored to be a part of the Crossroads family. We’re excited about our new project, and are grateful for the opportunity to work with the great staff at Crossroads. God has blessed our ministry in so many ways, and our association with Crossroads is one of those many blessings!”

Crossroads Studio Manager Jeff Collins added: “It has always been a pleasure in being a part of this South Carolina based quartet. Chuck Lowe and all the guys are always fun to be around, ready and eager to do whatever is asked of them. We’re excited to play a part in their continued growth and musical journey, and pray for much success in the Carolina Boys’ future!”

The Carolina Boys Quartet’s album Truly Blessed will be available in retail and digital outlets on September 18th.

 

IMAGE CAPTION – LEFT TO RIGHT – Stephen Jewell, Chuck Lowe, Joe Trusty, Producer Jeff Collins, Patrick Campbell

 

 

About the Carolina Boys Quartet:

The Carolina Boys Quartet is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music and personal testimony. Based in Anderson, South Carolina, they are a band of Christian brothers who hold high the mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world.


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Crossroads Signs The Old Paths

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 22, 2012 – 11:08 am -

Arden, NC – March 22, 2012 – Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing has just announced signing The Old Paths to a long-term recording agreement. Crossroads will release their first major-label album, Right Now, on April 17.

The Old Paths began in fall 2003. They have performed for Charles Stanley at First Baptist Atlanta, the Georgia Baptist Convention, the Alabama Baptist Convention, Dr. Jerry Vines Evangelism Ministries, and numerous other conferences, community events, and churches. They are a current top 10 nominee for Horizon Group of the Year in the Singing News Fan Awards, and their current radio single, “The I of the Storm,” is at #13 on the May 2012 Singing News Radio Airplay chart.

Crossroads executive Chris White states, “We’ve had a relationship with these guys for about a year now. We’re very excited about where this relationship can go, and what it can do for the music industry, and their ministry as well. Look for a long-lasting relationship with The Old Paths.”

The Old Paths baritone Doug Roark commented, “The Old Paths are certainly delighted to be here. No doubt about it, everyone in Gospel Music knows exactly what sort of reputation Crossroads brings to the table. We’re delighted that we get to come on board and work hand in hand with all the fine folks here at Crossroads Music.”

“Being a co-founder of The Old Paths Quartet,” Tim Rackley adds, “I’m happy and thrilled to be a part of such a successful music company. Being a young boy, and getting Singing News magazine growing up, it was always a thrill to see the new songs and artists they were promoting. We’re excited to be a part of this long history, and we look forward to adding some great records for Crossroads Music as well.”

Right Now will be available from The Old PathsCrossroads, iTunes, and your local Christian retailer.


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Crossroads Announces New Bluegrass Label: Pisgah Ridge

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 5, 2012 – 3:30 pm -

Arden, NC – Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing announces the launch of Pisgah Ridge, a new label for special projects and for promising up-and-coming Bluegrass groups. Pisgah Ridge will offer an award-winning studio production team, professional marketing and radio promotion, and worldwide music distribution.
This announcement follows the recent successes of Crossroads’ premiere Bluegrass label, Mountain Home Music Company. Mountain Home artists recently spent multiple months at the #1 position on Bluegrass Unlimited’s monthly song and album charts. Mountain Home artists also took home seven awards, including “Song of the Year,” “Instrumental Group of the Year,” and “Emerging Artist of the Year,” at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards.
Tim Surrett of Balsam Range will act as A&R Consultant for Pisgah Ridge. “I’m very excited about Pisgah Ridge,” he said. “With the popularity of Mountain Home, we saw the need to have a label home for promising Bluegrass bands to grow their music and expand their fan base. Mountain Home’s strength in this industry will help open doors for emerging artists on the Pisgah Ridge label. I also look forward to producing these artists whenever possible. God has blessed us richly in the Bluegrass Gospel arena, and I’m proud to be working with Crossroads in delivering great music to a wider audience.”

The first Pisgah Ridge release was John Bowman’s Family Chain: The Songs of Joe Isaacs. Tim Surrett is currently at Crossroads Studios producing an upcoming Pisgah Ridge release from New River Bluegrass. Heart On The Run will be available in stores and online February 21, 2012.


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Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing launches Skyland Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2011 – 11:23 am -

Arden, NC – November 28, 2011 – Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, a recognized leader in the Southern Gospel industry, is launching Skyland Records. Skyland will offer emerging Southern Gospel artists access to Crossroads’ award-winning studio production team, professional marketing and radio promotion, and worldwide physical and digital music distribution.

Skyland A&R Representative Jeff Collins says, “Skyland Records focuses on helping tomorrow’s top artists move to new levels in their music ministry. In order to build a presence in the marketplace, you have to have the right production, promotion, and distribution. Skyland will help artists build a viable music ministry with these three crucial elements.”

The first Skyland release, Tell the Story by Vintage Quartet (Archdale, NC), releases on December 20, 2011. Their first radio single, “I’m Gonna Tell the Story,” releases to radio this month.


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Mountain Home Records congratulates our 2011 IBMA Award Winners

Written by SGN Scoops on October 1, 2011 – 6:14 am -

Arden, NC – September 30, 2011 – Mountain Home Records artists took home seven awards, including “Song of the Year,” “Instrumental Group of the Year,” and “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, September 29th, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
The Boxcars were named “Emerging Artist of the Year” and “Instrumental Group of the Year.” Also, Ron Stewart tied for “Banjo Player of the Year” and Adam Steffey received “Mandolin Player of the Year.”
“Trains I Missed,” written by Walt Wilkins, Giles Godard, and Nicole Witt, and a #1 hit for Balsam Range, was named “Song of the Year.” While accepting the award, Balsam Range’s Tim Surrett commented, “There are a lot of folks out there—myself included—who are thankful for some of those trains missed and how things turned out.”
Bluegrass legends Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe and Paul Williams took home two trophies for “Recorded Event of the Year” and “Gospel Recorded Performance,” for “Prayer Bells from Heaven.” While accepting the awards, Doyle announced their plans to record a second Old Friends album. 
The Mountain Home family congratulations our nominees and award winners on a fantastic year. We look forward to an even stronger 2012!
About Mountain Home:
Mountain Home, a division of Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing, Inc., is a premiere Bluegrass label  with global distribution, representing such elite artists as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Boxcars, Balsam Range, and Darin & Brooke Aldridge. Established in 1993, Crossroads is a market leader in the Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and Performance Track fields. http://crossroadsmusic.com/bluegrass/

 


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