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Three Bridges tells “Our Story”

Written by Staff on July 30, 2018 – 6:52 am -

Three Bridges tells "Our Story"

Three Bridges tells “Our Story”

Arden, NC. (July 27, 2018) – Three Bridges is proclaiming that God’s word is for all generations and all people with their upcoming album, Our Story. With energetic vocals and poignant reminders of what God can do, Three Bridges brings the power of faith, mercy and grace to the forefront of their music. Check out their website here.

The first single, “Good News Never Gets Old,” available August 3, reminds that no matter how long ago Christ lived, the power of His message is carried on by the Bible and the generations who continue to preach it. It’s an open invitation for anyone to discover God’s goodness.
“My Story,” which inspired the album title, describes how our story and Christ’s story are intertwined. Ours cannot exist without His. This song was first made popular by Contemporary Christian Music artists Big Daddy Weave and Three Bridges have added their touch to it.

With soulful harmonies and just a touch of country to their sound, Three Bridges continues the theme set in the lyrics by creating music that will appeal to several generations, further proving we can all be part of Christ’s story.

“Something MUCH greater, than our talent, expectations and excitement has been birthed into this project. As soon as all the recordings were completed, we instantly became aware that God had answered our sincere prayers for Him to anoint this project for His glory. His answer to our prayers replaced our excitement with humility,” says Elliott McCoy, baritone singer. “The feedback we’ve received from the ‘sneak-peek’ listening party was greater than we’d anticipated. People were telling us that the music ‘fed their hungry souls with encouragement and hope’ and that they had ‘never felt God’s presence so intensely when they listened to the music alone in a quiet room’. Only God can touch His people like that, we can not. That realization has been staggering and extremely humbling.”

Three Bridges tells "Our Story"Our Story will be available from Sonlite Records on September 28 and is available for pre-order now, HERE.

About Three Bridges
Three Bridges’ music is rooted in traditional “Southern gospel” and “black gospel” music. This blended style has made Three Bridges an internationally-acclaimed Gospel group — one that is known for tight harmonies, a unique vocal style, an exciting and energy packed stage presence and, most importantly, for spreading the joy of the Good News of Christ. They have entertained and ministered to millions through their recordings, TV appearances and live shows — which is why Three Bridges has quickly become one of the most prominent Gospel groups in Christian music today. Three Bridges has enjoyed great radio success on the Southern Gospel Music Charts, including seven top 10′s and three #1′s. The trio consists of Elliott McCoy (founder and baritone), Shannon Smith (lead) and Jeremie Hudson (tenor). Although from varied backgrounds and hailing from different parts of the country, God brought these three men together for His purpose and glory. They minister wherever God calls them to spread His Word through music.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Crossroads celebrates albums’ success

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 26, 2018 – 8:58 am -

Crossroads celebrates albums' success

Crossroads celebrates albums’ success

Arden, NC. (July 24, 2018) –  Crossroads Music’s Skyland Records and Sonlite Records labels are celebrating two brand new chart-topping releases, Reach by the Jordan Family Band and A Million Miles by Sunday Drive.

The Christian Music Trade Association (CMTA) compiles a weekly album sales chart for Billboard® Music and with the week ending July 19, 2018, Reach for the Jordan Family Band debuted in the #1 position on the Southern Gospel chart and at #17 on the chart for Billboard® Christian music.

“We are so humbled and grateful to get the news that our new album Reach is #1! God is so good to us and we give Him ALL the glory for this! Reaching the lost and the broken with the gospel through song is our desire,” says Randa Jordan. “Thank you to our record label and all the staff who work so hard behind the scenes constantly to further our ministry. To everyone who SUPPORTS our ministry, THANK YOU! God is faithful!”

Following closely behind the Jordan Family Band release is another brand new album from Sonlite Records titled A Million Miles from Sunday Drive. This album sits at #5 on the Southern Gospel chart and at #26 on the Billboard® Christian music chart.

“We are so excited about what God is doing with A Million Miles. It has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio show ‘The Gospel Greats.’ Our first single to radio, ‘Living In The Middle Of His Will,’ debuted at #4 on the Top 10 New Releases, debuted in the Top 40 chart at #37, and is playing multiple times a day on Sirius/XM radio,” says Jeff Treece. “A Million Miles is a very special project for us and we are so thankful for a Top 5 debut release on the sales chart. Thank you to all the listeners for the great response and thank you Lord for your blessings every step of the way.”

Scott Wagner, senior vice president of Crossroads says, “We’re beyond excited for these high chart debuts. In today’s market, they aren’t easy to come by. We’re proud of the artists for putting in the time and effort to create music that resonates so powerfully with their audiences.”

CMTA has also started putting together a chart for Singing News Magazine that is printed each month that helps fans and industry people keep up with new releases. The chart averages reports from four weeks, similar to the way Singing News prints a monthly radio chart.


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Crossroads releases Jordan Family Band, Sunday Drive albums

Written by Staff on July 13, 2018 – 2:52 pm -

Jordan Family Band. Reach

Jordan Family Band. Reach

Arden, North Carolina (July 13, 2018) – The Jordan Family Band’s album Reach and Sunday Drive’s album A Million Miles are now available from Crossroads.

The Jordan Family Band hopes to spread God’s word far and wide with Reach from Skyland Records. With reminders to always live as an example of Christ, it sends a powerful message of what can be accomplished with a little faith in even the darkest of times.

“When we began the groundwork for this new record, we carefully chose songs we felt were divinely given to us, whether it by our pen or through friends of our ministry. We had no selfish endeavors! We wanted to not only ‘Reach’ the world and those who feel like their situation is helpless, but also the tired and discouraged Christian who is on the brink of giving up!” says Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band. “It’s not just an album title, ‘Reach’ is our new vision — He reached for us in our most desperate state and delivered us, and He will do the same for you.”

With energetic vocals and vivid, narrative lyrics, the Jordan Family Band hopes to “Reach” listeners from all walks of life and

Sunday Drive. A Million Miles

Sunday Drive. A Million Miles

spread the gospel. Listen to Reach HERE.

Sunday Drive’s A Million Miles from Sonlite Records carries a resounding message that God is never too far away with songs about strong belief, grateful praise and reliance on faith. With a classic country style and upbeat lyrics, the gospel group reminds listeners that following Christ leads to a joyful life, despite the ups and downs we all face.
“We are so excited about our new recording A Million Miles. We reached out of our songwriting box and asked some of the greatest writers in Gospel music for some songs and did they come through,” says Jeff Treece. “The title cut ‘A Million Miles’ is written by our good friend, Mark Bishop. Our first single ‘Living In The Middle Of His Will’ is written by Dianne Wilkinson and Lee Black. It also includes original, easy listening, classic and comedy songs. Come take a trip you will never forget — ‘A Million Miles’ by Sunday Drive.”

Listen to A Million Miles HERE.

About the Jordan Family Band
The Jordan Family Band is a family group from Georgia with a country gospel feel, that seeks to encourage, uplift, praise and ultimately to see souls saved. The group consists of Josh and Randa Jordan and their sons, Hutch, Alex Grant and a family friend who is like an adopted son to them, Keenan Atkinson. In 2017, the family released their first recording, “Joshua 24:15” on the Skyland Records and watched it propel quickly into iTunes Christian genre’s Top 10 album chart. It debuted on the Billboard Christian chart at #12, then their first single climbed to #28 on the Singing News Gospel chart. The second release from the album, “My God Is Faithful” peaked at #34 on the Singing News Top 40 and also become the only Southern/Country Gospel song of 2017 to enter into iTunes Single Top 10 in the Christian genre as it peaked at #8. The family garnered more than 18 million social media views through Facebook, YouTube and Instagram throughout the year, with an acoustic video of “My God Is Faithful” gaining more than 1.5 million views in just a few days. The JFB was nominated in the first round of the 2017 Dove Awards for New Artist Of The Year and was recently awarded AGM’s, Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Award in 2018.

About Sunday Drive
Jeff Treece, Misty Treece, and Dusty Treece make up the award-winning trio that is Sunday Drive. Their God-given talent has garnered them numerous awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and many others. Sunday Drive has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, Silver Dollar City, Dollywood and The National Quartet Convention and performed with artists like The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gaithers, Big Daddy Weave, David Crowder Band, The McKameys and many more. Sunday Drive has a unique ability to communicate through song and humor creating an experience and journey audiences won’t soon forget.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Pre-Order Two Summer Gospel Releases From Crossroads

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 27, 2018 – 9:22 am -

Pre-Order Two Summer Gospel Releases From Crossroads

Pre-Order Two Summer Gospel Releases
From Crossroads

Arden, NC.  – Two summer releases from Horizon & Sonlite Records outstanding gospel artists are now available for pre-order. One Day In The Past by the Down East Boys and Run To The Light by Soul’d Out Quartet will both be released August 24.

With songs about praising the Lord and preaching the good news, the Down East Boys’ One Day In The Past from Sonlite Records reminds followers of Christ to get back to basics — remember what God has done and can do for you, give Him glory, and tell others His story.

The message is built on tradition, a theme carried through the album. The first single, “Beat Up Bible,”  which is already hitting the national charts, is a rich, heartfelt rendition of the popular Little Big Town song that paints the picture of a “worn out and torn up” book used by generations to teach the value of prayer and unwavering trust in God. The album closes with “Beautiful Valley,” a new recording of the Down East Boys’ chart topping song from 1989 that has all the elements of a great gospel song: a classic country sound and notes of faith and perseverance.

Soul’d Out Quartet’s goal has always been to create inspirational gospel music that resonates with a wide audience. On Run To The Light from Horizon Records, they do that with thoughtful writing, strong vocals and a progressive sound.

“For a long time, my heart has really been to create a bridge for the generational gap that exists in Christian music,” says Matt Rankin, the group’s founder and baritone singer. “I strongly believe this is Soul’d Out’s best showing for that effort thus far!”

The first single will be “The Return,” a thoughtful reminder to prepare oneself for the day Jesus returns to Earth and spread the news before He comes.

Pre-order the Down East Boys’ One Day In The Past HERE and Soul’d Out Quartet’s Run To The Light HERE.


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The Jordan Family Band Tells A Story with ‘Reach’

Written by Staff on May 24, 2018 – 10:02 am -

The Jordan Family Band features, from left, Josh Jordan, Randa Jordan, Hutch Jordan, Grant Jordan, Keenan Atkinson and Alex Jordan. 'Reach' will be available from Skyland Records on July 13.

The Jordan Family Band features, from left, Josh Jordan, Randa Jordan, Hutch Jordan, Grant Jordan, Keenan Atkinson and Alex Jordan. ‘Reach’ will be available from Skyland Records on July 13.

Arden, NC. (May 24, 2018) – Gospel group the Jordan Family Band is returning this summer with stories to tell and a hope of spreading God’s word far and wide. The family’s latest album, “Reach,” available July 13 from Skyland Records, tells of the power of God even in the darkest of times. With reminders to always live as an example of Christ, the Jordan Family Band sends a powerful message of what can be accomplished with a little faith.

“When we began the groundwork for this new record, we carefully chose songs we felt were divinely given to us, whether it by our pen or through friends of our ministry. We had no selfish endeavors! We wanted to not only ‘Reach’ the world and those who feel like their situation is helpless, but also the tired and discouraged Christian who is on the brink of giving up!” says Josh Jordan. “It’s not just an album title, ‘Reach’ is our new vision — He reached for us in our most desperate state and delivered us, and He will do the same for you. ”

The group’s first single, “You Better Get Right (Or Ya Gonna Get Left),” features Alex Jordan and Randa Jordan on vocals and has the country gospel feel the family is known for. The upbeat song cautions against thinking we’ve got plenty of time left on Earth and stresses “getting right” with God so you don’t get left behind when Christ returns.

“Shouting In The Middle of My Storm” is another track that highlights the group’s vocal versatility with Josh and Randa Jordan on lead. “I’ve got peace in the middle of my sorrow / There is joy, coming tomorrow” is a reminder that faith can let you rejoice no matter where you are or what’s going on because God has your back.

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Jordan Family Band on the cover of January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

“Reach” closes with “Old Glory Waves,” a patriotic tune featuring the Voices of Lee, a 15-member a cappella ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

With energetic vocals and vivid, narrative lyrics, the Jordan Family Band hopes to “Reach” listeners from all walks of life and spread the gospel.

Pre-order “Reach” HERE before its release July 13 from Skyland Records.

About the Jordan Family Band
The Jordan Family Band is a family group from Georgia with a country gospel feel, that seeks to encourage, uplift, praise and ultimately to see souls saved. The group consists of Josh and Randa Jordan and their sons, Hutch, Alex Grant and a family friend who is like an adopted son to them, Keenan Atkinson. In 2017, the family released their first recording, “Joshua 24:15” on the Skyland Records and watched it propel quickly into iTunes Christian genre’s Top 10 album chart. It debuted on the Billboard Christian chart at #12, then their first single climbed to #28 on the Singing News Gospel chart. The second release from the album, “My God Is Faithful” peaked at #34 on the Singing News Top 40 and also become the only Southern/Country Gospel song of 2017 to enter into iTunes Single Top 10 in the Christian genre as it peaked at #8. The family garnered more than 18 million social media views through Facebook, YouTube and Instagram throughout the year, with an acoustic video of “My God Is Faithful” gaining more than 1.5 million views in just a few days. The JFB was nominated in the first round of the 2017 Dove Awards for New Artist Of The Year and was recently awarded AGM’s Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Award in 2018.

Jordan Family Band

Jordan Family Band

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Sunday Drive Carries Faith ‘A Million Miles’

Written by Staff on May 23, 2018 – 7:56 am -

Sunday Drive's latest album, 'A Million Miles,' is available for pre-order now and will be released July 13.

Sunday Drive’s latest album, ‘A Million Miles,’ is available for pre-order now and will be released July 13.

Arden, NC. (May 23, 2018) – With songs about strong belief, grateful praise and reliance on faith, Sunday Drive’s latest project “A Million Miles” carries a resounding message that God is never too far away. With a classic country style and upbeat lyrics, the gospel group reminds listeners that following Christ leads to a joyful life, despite the ups and downs we all face. Visit Sunday Drive’s website here.

The group’s first single “Living In The Middle Of His Will” talks about how life gets sweeter in the place of peace found through following Christ. The title track, “A Million Miles,” says “On the wings of an angel band / His mercy reaches across the span / To lift me up to the Savior’s face / A million miles is not too far for grace.” It’s another moving reminder that no low is too low for God to find you and pull you back up.

“We are so excited about our new recording ‘A Million Miles.’ We reached out of our songwriting box and asked some of the greatest writers in Gospel music for some songs and did they come through,” says Jeff Treece. “The title cut ‘A Million Miles’ is written by our good friend, Mark Bishop. Our first single ‘Living In The Middle Of His Will’ is written by Dianne Wilkinson and Lee Black. It also includes original, easy listening, classic and comedy songs. Come take a trip you will never forget — ‘A Million Miles’ by Sunday Drive.”

“A Million Miles” will be available July 13 from Sonlite Records. Pre-order it now HERE.

About Sunday Drive
Jeff Treece, Misty Treece, and Dusty Treece make up the award-winning trio that is Sunday. Their God-given talent has garnered them numerous awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and many others. Sunday Drive has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, Silver Dollar City, Dollywood and The National Quartet Convention and performed with artists like The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gaithers, Big Daddy Weave, David Crowder Band, The McKameys and many more. Sunday Drive has a unique ability to communicate through song and humor creating an experience and journey audiences won’t soon forget.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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11th Hour looks for new member

Written by Staff on March 27, 2018 – 10:37 am -

11th Hour New Album What a Moment

11th Hour

Arden, NC. (March 27, 2018) – Chart-topping trio 11th Hour announces the departure of Grant Gibson. Grant will be moving to Karen Peck and New River to fill the vacated

position of Ricky Braddy.

Amber Eppinette of 11th Hour states: “Of course, it’s always hard to see someone go, especially when they have been here for five years. Grant became not only a friend but a brother to us. I along with Jaquita are thankful for the years shared with him. We bless him in this new season and journey.”

Grant Gibson adds: “It’s been an honor the past five years to be a part of 11th Hour. I’ve seen countless people come to Christ, watched the group rise to places it had never been, and made so many new friends. The Eppinette family have become an extended family, and I’m so grateful for the opportunities they’ve given me. Amber and Jaquita will always be sisters to me, and this transition won’t change that. Life is full of seasons, and this season of my life is coming to an end. I ask that you continue to pray for 11th Hour and myself as we continue to seek God’s will.”

11th Hour will be auditioning to fill the lead vocal position starting immediately. Interested vocalists should send resume’s to

Logan Smith

Logan Smith

11thhourgg@gmail.com to set up a time to audition. In the meantime, Logan Smith who is not a stranger to the Gospel music scene will be temporarily filling the dates with 11th Hour.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

 

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Crossroads Partners with the BGEA to Honor the Ministry of Billy Graham

Written by Staff on March 2, 2018 – 7:47 am -

 

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Crossroads Label Group joined together to create a musical tribute to Billy Graham and his historic Crusades. Click on the photo to watch the tribute, "Passing The Torch."

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Crossroads Label Group joined together to create a musical tribute to Billy Graham and his historic Crusades. Click on the photo to watch the tribute, “Passing The Torch.”

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Historical musical tribute celebrates Billy Graham’s ministry

Arden, NC. (March 1, 2018) – At Rev. Billy Graham’s historic Crusades, Gospel music always paved the way for his message. In a moving video memorial titled “Passing the Torch,” The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (website here) and Crossroads Label Group (website here) pay tribute to Graham and the music that played a significant role in his ministry.

The music and video medley shows George Beverly Shea in Los Angeles in 1963, Ethel Waters in New York City in 1957 and Johnny Cash in Irving, Texas in 1971 singing “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” “His Eye Is On The Sparrow,” “Peace In the Valley” and “How Great Thou Art” before modern Gospel artists Michael W. Smith, Melinda Doolittle and Jason Crabb pick up and carry on the tunes.

The tribute debuted after Graham’s death February 21 to a live audience while a motorcade took his body from The Cove in Asheville, NC to The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC over the weekend. It signifies a passing of the torch from one generation to the next and stands as a reminder of the timeless nature of Graham’s ministry.

Sunday Sermon: Who is Jesus? by Dr.Billy Graham

Dr.Billy Graham

“I believe as Billy Graham passed from this life to his eternal life, the Lord himself said “‘Well done my good and faithful servant!'” says Jason Crabb. “I was honored to sing at Billy’s final crusade in New York, and perform many times at his wonderful training center called The Cove . I was happy to be a part of this extraordinary tribute video.”

The video was produced several years ago as one of many memorial tributes to the evangelist that would be shown after his death. Crossroads produced the complex musical score while the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association produced the captivating video at the Blumenthal Theatre in Charlotte, NC.

It has now been viewed more than 2 million times.

“Being asked to produce this audio piece for the Graham organization, in conjunction with my wife Kimberly, was such an honor,” says Chris White, co-owner of Crossroads Label Group. “Session leader, Jeff Collins, along with our studio players and engineers, totally made the piece come to life. Being a part of this production, to honor the life of Dr. Graham, was certainly one of the greatest highlights of my career.”

Audio Credits:
Chris White, senior audio producer
Jeff Collins, recording session leader
Van Atkins, engineer
Kevin Ward, engineer
Video Credits:
The Billy Graham Evangelist Association, executive producer
Vonda Harrell, senior producer
Kevin Adamson, director
John Schroter, editor
Kim White, producer

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music. View the Crossroad’s website here.

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Mark Bishop ‘s “A Different Light,” NQC Live released by Crossroads

Written by Staff on February 28, 2018 – 2:11 pm -

Mark Bishop's "A Different Light," NQC Live released by Crossroads

Mark Bishop’s “A Different Light,” NQC Live released by Crossroads

Arden, NC. (February 23, 2018) –  Crossroads is bringing Southern Gospel fans messages of faith and trust with two new releases available today.

Mark Bishop ‘s A Different Light aptly displays his God-given ability to show listeners a timeless message.

Known as an artist who honestly portrays himself and his faith through self-authored work, Bishop shares new stories in this eclectic wide-ranging album that focuses on themes of faith and refuge, struggle and growth.

The 11-song album is available to download or stream HERE.

Mark Bishop’s “A Different Light,” NQC Live released by Crossroads
Also available today is NQC Live Vol. 17, an exciting DVD / CD package recorded live at the 2017 National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tn.

 

Mark Bishop's "A Different Light," NQC Live released by Crossroads

Mark Bishop’s “A Different Light,” NQC Live released by Crossroads

NQC Live features the very best of today’s gospel artists, like Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, Triumphant Quartet, The Talleys, The Hoppers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Joseph Habedank, Kingdom Heirs, Collinsworth Family, Three Bridges, Down East Boys, The Nelons, Greater Vision and 11th Hour and much more!

The special 17-song DVD, which includes some of the week’s highlights is available HERE.

The 14-song album (which is included with the DVD purchase) is available to download HERE.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

 

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The Jordan Family Band: Skyrockets in Southern Gospel

Written by Staff on February 13, 2018 – 1:55 pm -

Jordan Family Band

Jordan Family Band

In today’s society, social media can be used in a variety of ways. However, in the state of Georgia, you will find a humble and bold family who are using it to encourage, uplift, praise, and ultimately to see souls saved.

The Jordan Family Band is a family group with a country gospel feel. The group consists of Josh and Randa Jordan and their sons Hutch (17), Alex (12), Grant (10), and a friend of the family who is like an adopted son to them, Keenan Atkinson (20).

The family got a unique start in 2009. Randa says that they aren’t a family group who raised their family to sing and travel, but for them it just happened.

“It just wasn’t something I saw for my family,” Randa confesses. “Josh and I grew up singing in church and even started a small group with my brother. We had dreams to build the group and go full time, but we ended up building families.”

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Jordan Family Band on the cover of January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

However, we all know that what’s in God’s plan, will always find a way. Randa recalls a time where her oldest son Hutch just picked up the guitar and began to play. He had never a lesson, he just played.

One of the main inspirations for the Jordan Family Band was Josh Jordan’s dad, Dr. Fain Jordan. He was a patriarch in their community and a true man of faith. He tragically passed away at the age of 64.

“It was so sudden for us, and for everyone. We had never dealt with such a sudden loss and it was such a rare feeling for our family,” Randa states.

After the death of Josh’s father, the family found themselves coping through music, together, around the piano. “Josh and I never pounded this into the kids, but we watched them be inspired by music,” exclaimes Randa.

Their middle son, Alex, began singing the song, “Dealing with Gold,” and both Josh and Randa were amazed to hear what a voice their son had. They quickly realized as their sons sang what harmony they had together and knew they truly had a gift of song.

Jordan Family BandPeople quickly started asking them to sing at church and their music journey had begun. God had truly intervened through a family heartbreak. At this time someone gifted the family a conversion van and wherever God sent them, they went. Singing just became something the family loved and they began doing what called what using them to do to bring him glory.

Randa recalls using a social media forum called “social-cam” which was similar to Facebook at that time. She recorded herself singing a song for sheer fun and posted it. A few likes from viewers turned into a viral video.

At this time Randa was truly going through some dark times, however, she just kept singing and posting her videos. Her videos gradually went to around 100,000 views. It was at this time that Randa realized she had a ton of viewers listening to her sing, but while her voice was resounding through a social media connection, her heart just wasn’t where it needed to be. In her alone time with God, Randa let God speak to her and shake her. With the help of her Savior, Randa got her heart where it needed to be.

In October 2016, the Jordan Family was gearing up to go to a football game when the opportunity arose to go live on Facebook. They sang the song made famous by Karen Peck and New River, “Everybody’s Going Through Something.” The video reached 3 million views in just a couple of days.

Jordan Family BandBut aside from the views, aside from who the viewers were, this moment was where Randa realized how God could use her family through a tool like social media. As tears were streaming down her face, she began to pray that God would use this as a ministry and that God would send them people to minister to. God began answering their prayer through that one song. It began what would be known as their Wednesday night ritual of going live on Facebook to sing and minister.

You can now find the Jordan Family Band almost every Wednesday night on their group page. Its strictly organic, not rehearsed, and 100% real each time.

One amazing thing about this family is their authenticity. They are truly as real as they come. Just like any family, they face trials, hardships, arguments, and basic hiccups in life. Before every live feed they made an agreement to leave whatever happened in their day behind them and pray together, all before hitting the “Go Live” button on Facebook.

The Jordan family is an ultimate example of using social media to change the world for the cause of Christ, one live feed at a time. Randa Jordan alone has achieved 60,000 followers on her own personal page. Anyone can be a Christian, but it takes boldness and being real to show the world your heart and be the example God calls us to be.

“I realized that with so many people following me, I had to refrain from being negative, because of who I could effect,” says Randa. “I just can’t afford to lose the lost or hurting people.”

Jordan Family BandThe Jordan Family Band have a main goal of just wanting to help people. Of course they want the convenience of a bus, easier travel, and better accomodations for their ministry, but Randa has a different perspective.

“We would rather travel and sleep in a pickup truck to and from our scheduled singings, than to put our efforts into just having a bus to travel in. Our job is to sing and that’s what we are going to do.”

The Jordan Family Band has received many accolades such as charting in the Top 30 in the SGNScoops charts. They have most recently received a nomination for a Dove Award for “New Artist of the Year,” and have recently signed with Crossroads. The family’s song “My God is Faithful,” resounds in their ministry as it serves as their ministry motto.

The hearts of the Jordan family are wide open and by watching their newsfeed, you can hear their hearts and join their worship for the one true King. One of the most rewarding facts about their unique ministry is the people they have reached and the response from their audience.

Many times the messages they have received have said, “I was going to commit suicide tonight, but I saw your live video on my newsfeed and listened and decided not to,” or “I was about to abort my unborn child and heard you singing on Facebook and decided to stop what I was doing.”

Jordan Family BandThese are real people. Real issues. Real messages. This is a real ministry that has accepted the call to serve God’s people, and its working.

“People are finding hope in our live feeds. I even received a message one night that said, “I didn’t shoot myself like I had planned tonight because I heard your live feed.’ God is answering our prayer by sending the people we asked him to send.”

If you watch the live feed for even 60 seconds, you will see a multitude of prayer requests flood the comments section, including people who believe they can call out to a family who will help pray for them.

“God has lead us down this road and we don’t even know where we are going, we are just on the road for the ride. God is getting 100% of the glory of what we are doing. Our hearts are set on what God wants, and that’s it.”

The Jordan Family Band just wants to further the kingdom of Christ, and they want the world to know that “God is faithful through everything. It’s all about him. He answers prayer and he’s the end all, cure all.”

 

Jordan Family BandWhat are others saying about the Jordan Family Band?

Darren Lore of The Lore Family: “Having a family ministry is filled with blessings and challenges. The family is together all the time. Yet, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to get everyone together to practice and hone their musical skills. But the JFB is growing as a Christian family ministry. And they are skyrocketing in Southern/Country gospel. Their family harmonies, songwriting and music abilities continue to show professional growth. And they have become fan favorites on social media. The JFB has wisely used social media to introduce their down-to-earth family. JFB is a mixed family group that is filled with potential. It is exciting to see Josh and Randa minister alongside Hutch, Alex and Grant. It’s inspirational to others to see families serving God together. The JFB is an artist to watch closely. Truly, God is showering this anointed family with favor. And I believe that He will continue to elevate them, nationally.”

Mickey Bell, Radio Show Host: “The songwriting of Josh Jordan is going to change this industry, as he will soon become one of the most recognized and most rewarded. His lyrics are pure and pertain to everyday life.”

Matthew Browder of the Browders: “The Jordan Family has what it takes. They have the heart for God and people. They have the anointing to accomplish the calling on their life. They have the talent. They have a signature sound. When you hear them they are unmistakably the Jordan Family Band.”

David Kiser of Heart 2 Heart: “The Jordan Family Band has quickly come on the scene as a fan favorite. They carry great talent as vocalist and musicians. They have the heart and vision to do great things for God.”

Rob Patz of SGNScoops: “I love the energy and joy that the Jordan Family Band brings to the stage, but the best part is, I know the family lives what they sing, and use everything in their power to bring the gospel to a lost world.”

 

By Sarah Murray

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in January 2018.

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