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Pray For Danny Funderburk

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 9, 2018 – 11:15 am -

Pray For Danny Funderburk

Pray For Danny Funderburk

From Jason Funderburk

Would like to ask for prayer for my father, Danny Funderburk. He is on tour in Wyoming and has been battling a kidney stone for a few days and today they are doing surgery to remove it! Thanks in advance for all the prayers!

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June 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 14, 2014 – 2:28 pm -


June is bursting with great features and indepth devotionals in SGN Scoops digital magazine! We feature the family music of The Dunaways on our cover, as well as the latest Scoops on Danny Funderburk, Freedom’s Crossing, Debbie Bennett and Autumn Nelon Clark.
Check out our writers’ reviews of terrific concert events, including the Gaither Family Fest, Dailey & Vincent, Singing In The Sun 2014, the Jackie Wilburn Memorial and the Sneed Family Homecoming. Read all about the inaugural Ozark Gospel Music Festival written by guest Scoops writer Joshua Heston. It was a hit!
Don’t miss Lou Wills Hildreth’s monthly feature on Love, Life and Legends. We also have special features by Dr. Jeff Steele, Sherry Anne, David Staton, Laurette Willis and Scott Rhoades.
All this plus the SGN Scoops Top 100, New Music Review, the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Update and the Great Doughnut Caper as well as Rob Patz’s Publisher’s Point. There is so much more that we can’t fit it all in this report! You HAVE to read it for yourself.
So pick up that Iced Tea or Frozen Lemonade, sit back and enjoy the June 2014 issue of SGN Scoops digital magazine!

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 22, 2014 – 8:53 am -

CatRApril 22, 2013 (Nashville, TN) – Today IMC Management, in association with Showcase Management, announced plans for the Cathedrals Family Reunion Tour in select cities. Due to the overwhelming response to the original event held in Dallas, TX in November 2013, organizers have planned for six special weekends during 2014 and 2015 that will place the event within 500 miles of most of the population of the United States.

It all kicks off where it all began, in Akron, Ohio – the birthplace of the Cathedral Quartet. The Akron Civic Center will welcome Cathedral aficionados November 7-8, 2014 as Danny Funderburk, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, and the Mark Trammell Quartet, once again, join together to honor the legacy of the Cathedral Quartet.

Today Scott Fowler, Danny Funderburk, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell and Gerald Wolfe made the special announcement in a video from the Younce family home in Akron.


As with the original event, each weekend will focus on celebrating the legacy of the iconic Cathedral Quartet, featuring music from each of the current artists as well as the very special Cathedrals Family Reunion quartet. The weekend event will also feature memorabilia displays, special matinees, a behind the scenes Q&A, a chance to tour “Silhouette,” the last tour bus the Cathedrals used and much more!

“We planned the original Cathedrals Family Reunion as a one-time weekend event,” said Landon Beene, IMC Management. “Immediately after the event and consistently, the IMC Concerts office and the artists were flooded with requests to “do it again” or “take it on tour.” Today, we are excited to announce that we have heard your voice and we are taking the Cathedrals Family Reunion on the road!”

Each tour city has been strategically planned to be within a 500-mile radius of most of the United States of America so that as many people as possible can experience this wonderful weekend of music and memories.

In addition to the tour, a preview of the Cathedrals Family Reunion event will take place during a special matinee performance at the 2014 NQC in Pigeon Forge, TN this September.

Tickets for the hometown weekend in Akron, OH will go on sale April 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST. More information can be found online at www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com

Sept. 24, 2014 – Pigeon Forge, TN (Matinee preview performance)
Nov. 7-8, 2014 – Akron, OH
Nov. 14-15, 2014 – Fort Worth, TX
Jan. 16-15, 2015 – Orlando, FL
Apr. 24-25, 2015 – Denver, CO
Jul. 17-18, 2015 – Lancaster, PA
Oct. 9-10, 2015 – Branson, MO

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Written by SGN Scoops on November 6, 2013 – 2:57 pm -

cathedral reunion cd(Nashville, Tenn.) – They set the benchmark by which gospel groups are measured. They had a sound like no other. They were the most loved and popular gospel quartet of their generation. They were The Cathedrals!

Now, for the first time ever, five alumni members of the Cathedrals are reuniting to present a special Cathedrals Family Reunion CD featuring all-new recordings of some of the most loved and biggest hits of their career. In this once-in-a-lifetime collection, Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell, Danny Funderburk and Gerald Wolfe blend their voices together re-creating that classic Cathedral sound. The CD also features a few special recordings with members of the groups Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and The Mark Trammell Quartet. 

This historic recording is being presented through a special partnership with IMC Management and StowTown Records. Landon Beene (IMC Management) states: “I loved the Cathedrals, they’re the group that made me love this great, gospel music! To hear these five men come together and sing these songs is absolutely thrilling. I cannot wait for everyone to hear this.”

The brand new studio recording will be released on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to all digital and retail outlets but fans attending the Cathedrals Family Reunion Event this weekend in Fort Worth, TX will be the first ones available to purchase the recording.

A very limited number of seats are still available for the weekend and may be purchased by calling 877-392-9710 or online at www.IMCConcerts.com

Track Listing:

1. Blood Washed Band
2. We Shall Be Caught Up
3. Wedding Music
4. We’ll Work
5. O Come Along
6. I’ve Read The Back of the Book
7. Yesterday
8. Can He, Could He, Would He
9. Oh, What A Savior
10. He Made A Change
11. Somebody Touched Me
12. Search Me, O God
13. Champion of Love

For more information on the Cathedrals Family Reunion event this weekend, visit www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 10, 2013 – 9:22 am -

CatsNashville, TN – Organizers of the Cathedrals Family Reunion event announced a very special contest today. The “Sing With Us” contest will give one special winner the chance of a lifetime – to sing onstage at the Cathedrals Family Reunion with Scott Fowler, Danny Funderburk, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell and Gerald Wolfe.

“This is a very special contest,” shares Landon Beene (IMC Concerts) “and will give one special person the chance to sing onstage to honor the legacy of the Cathedrals, joining their voice with the five voices of former Cathedrals members.”

The contest, open to all voice parts (Lead, Baritone, Tenor and Bass), starts immediately and will end at Midnight CST on September 16, 2013. The winner will be announced on September 18, 2013.

• 2 Roundtrip Tickets to Fort Worth TX from anywhere in the United States
• On-Site Premium Lodging
• Seating in the family section
• Passes for VIP Reception with artist during the event
• Sing one song on stage with the Cathedrals Family Reunion during the event

Submit a video or MP3 of you singing a Cathedrals song by the following methods:
• Post a video to the Cathedrals Family Reunion Facebook page wall or post a link to Twitter using ‪#‎SingWithUs‬
• Send an MP3 or video to CathedralsContest@gmail.com

Tickets for this special weekend are on sale now at www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com.

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Written by SGN Scoops on May 30, 2013 – 9:30 am -

May 30, 2013 (NASHVILLE, TN) – Anticipation is high as tickets for the Cathedrals Family Reunion CATHEDRALFAMILYREUNIONWEBBANNERevent are set to go on sale Monday, June 3, 2013. The two-day celebration of the iconic Cathedrals will be held November 8-9, 2013 at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center in Fort Worth, TX.

 Today, organizers of the event – IMC Concerts and Showcase Media – have announced that a special Cathedrals Family Reunion CD is being recorded and will be released onNovember 8, 2013 during the weekend. For the first time ever, Scott Fowler, Danny Funderburk, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell and Gerald Wolfe will unite their voices together to perform the signature classics of the Cathedrals. Some selections will also feature all 17 voices from the groups Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and the Mark Trammell Quartet. George Younce and Glen Payne will also be included in the album as their voices will be placed with newly recorded tracks along with the voices of Danny, Ernie, Gerald, Mark and Scott.
This event was created to celebrate the legacy of the Cathedrals and will feature music from each of the current artists as well as special once-in-a-lifetime “reunion moments” during every unique session. Several surprises and activities are scheduled including an exhibit of Cathedrals’ memorabilia and a very special chance to see and tour “Silhouette,” the the last bus George Younce, Glen Payne, Roger Bennett and all the Cathedrals traveled millions of miles on. A Q & A session with The Cathedrals alumni will be a special highlight of the event as fans are treated to a “behind-the-scenes” look into the world of The Cathedrals.
To view the official video press conference,  CLICK HERE.
For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, please visit www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com.

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Driven Quartet Reaches Agreement with Catacomb Music

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 24, 2011 – 12:29 pm -

Nashville, TN – Driven Quartet of Charlotte, NC have now reached an agreement with Catacomb Music.

“I feel that Catacomb Music is the perfect ministry partner and right now it is going to be what we as Driven need to push us in the right direction”, said Jason Funderburk. “I am excited about working with Scott and look forward to a long working relationship to take this ministry where God would have it!”

Gospel Music is in Jason’s blood. His father Danny Funderburk is one of the most recognizable voices in Southern Gospel Music. Danny has sung with such notable quartets as The Singing Americans, The Cathedrals and Perfect Heart. Jason is carrying on that tradition with Driven.

Collectively, this group of young men has been singing professionally for over 20 years. Their resumes include such groups as Danny Funderburk and Mercy’s Way, The Anchormen and Lumber River but in 2006 this group of young men through prayer, stepped out on faith and commenced their new full time career, heeding to the call on their lives to present the Gospel through music, these four gentlemen created Driven Ministries.

“This year Driven was blessed to be featured on the main stage at NQC & won 3 Diamond Awards” (Website, Country Gospel Group & Album of the Year) said Scott Lucas. “Catacomb Music is honored to add Driven Quartet to the Catacomb Music family, along with www.song-of-david.com & www.coulterministries.org


For more information on Driven Quartet visit www.drivenqt.com

For more information on Catacomb Music visit www.catacombmusic.com

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 7, 2011 – 10:25 pm -

Son Sound Music Group announces the signing of Keith Plott of Conway, SC to a recording contract with the newly developed New West Label. Keith is known for his incredible bass vocals, his warm personality and his undeniable heart for God. He has a very successful solo career stemming from time spent on the road with Brian Free & Assurance, Danny Funderburk & Mercy’s Way and Safe Harbor. Keith has won many Southern Gospel Fan Awards and has even received a Dove Award. Work on his initial New West recording is scheduled to begin in just a few weeks with a projected release date set for the summer. Son Sound’s studio manager Holly Robinson-Blanton and everyone at the company is honored to have who we believe to be the finest bass singer in all of gospel music join our family of artists.
For more information about Keith and his ministry visit his home on the world wide web at www.keithplott.com. For more information on Son Sound Studios and New West records visit www.sonsoundstudios.com.

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Hearts of Faith to be in Concert with Danny Funderburk October 30

Written by Rhonda on October 14, 2010 – 7:22 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} The award winning duet, Hearts of Faith, have experienced some exciting news during the last few months. They received positive response at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY with interviews both on television and radio. In addition, October 30, the doors of “Coming Together Center”, 4302 N. Dixie Drive will open for the duet and Danny Funderburk to perform to Gospel music fans.
The duet began in 1982 and have received 14 awards in the Southern Gospel & Christian Country industries over the last 4 years, including 2 Diamond Awards and 4 CGMA Duo of the Year honors.
More info:
www.heartsoffaith.biz  Booking & publicity: EHA-Nashville

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