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Big News For Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 27, 2016 – 10:03 am -

Big News For Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Big News For Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Big News For Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library It’s a big day for children in Washington, D.C., today Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launches district wide. Dolly Parton said, “I’m so happy to be working with you all to take what we started in Tennessee and bring it all the way to the nation’s capital.” Mayor Bowser Charles Allen DC Public Library The Council of the District of Columbia

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Jason Crabb Joins Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Amy Grant, Dolly Parton and More on New Collection: Top 25 Country Songs of Faith

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 17, 2014 – 12:49 pm -

Top 25 Country Songs Of Faith

Top 25 Country Songs Of Faith

Grammy Winner’s Inspiring Anthem “Love Is Stronger” Featured on Two-Disc Set

NASHVILLE, TN – Grammy winner Jason Crabb’s powerful song, “Love Is Stronger,” is featured as one of the top twenty-five most inspiring songs of faith on the new collection from Maranatha! Music’s Top 25 series, Top 25 Country Songs of Faith. The brand has sold nearly 1.8 million copies since inception with ‘Songs of Faith’ the first country set in the series.
The twenty-one time GMA Dove Award winner joins a stellar line-up of artists featuring Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Amy Grant, Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, Johnny Cash and more.
From the moment Crabb heard “Love Is Stronger,” he knew the song would

Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb

touch hearts. “Jay DeMarcus, my producer, brought this song to me,” Crabb shares. “I immediately knew I had to record it this song – I knew it would touch people because it touched me. My wife Shellye was going through some very hard times when this song came into our lives – it helped me and I knew it would help others.

The song later came to life through a video directed by award-winner Roman White. Debuting nationally on USAToday.com, the video stars Ashley DeRamus, a young lady living with Downs Syndrome, bringing awareness to those living with the disease.
“This song shares a universal message of hope and encouragement,” comments Crabb. “We’re all going through something and this song reminds us that love – of Jesus, of our families – it’s stronger than anything and will pull us through. I am honored that I was chosen to sing this song.”
The album, available in stores and online, boasts all original artist recordings from some of the brightest, biggest, and best artists who are performing songs of faith notable for their uplifting lyrics.
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith is a double-disc collection including Grammy-winning artists from contemporary chart-topping acts to legendary hit-makers. Fans will recognize favorite No. 1 tracks, heartfelt duets, and a mixture of ballads and up-tempo songs.
There’s no slowing down for this talented communicator. Jason Crabb is currently on the road with the “Music & Madness” tour with Mark Lowry & The Martins and also the “Learning To Laugh Again” tour with Chonda Pierce. He is featured on the soundtrack CD to Kirk Cameron‘s feature film Saving Christmas and is writing for a brand new project – his debut release on Provident Label Group’s Reunion Records.
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith – Disc 1
1.     Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
2.     Touchdown Jesus – Tim McGraw
3.     Jesus, Take The Wheel – Carrie Underwood
4.     Long Black Train – Josh Turner
5.     What The World Needs – Wynonna Judd
6.     Hello World – Lady Antebellum
7.     I Need Thee Every Hour –  Amy Grant duet w/Vince GIll
8.     Baptism – Kenny Chesney duet w/Randy Travis
9.     That Old King James – Scotty McCreery
10.  Heaven Sent Me You – John Michael Montgomery
11.  Three Wooden Crosses – Randy Travis
12.  When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley feat. Dolly Parton
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith – Disc 2
1.     That’s Why I Pray – Big & Rich
2.     The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young
3.     Love Is Stronger – Jason Crabb
4.     Holes in the Floor Of Heaven – Steve Wariner
5.     Ten Thousand Angels Cried – LeAnn Rimes
6.     This is God – Phil Vassar
7.     That’s What I Love About Sunday – Craig Morgan
8.     When It’s My Time – Rodney Atkins
9.     What Would Jesus Undo – Michael Boggs
10.  Angel Band – Vestal Goodman & George Jones
11.   Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash
12.  I’ll Fly Away – The Charlie Daniels Bad
13.  The Duck Dynasty Song – Amanda Ryan

 

 

 

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Dailey and Vincent to be in Concert at Bevill Center, Boaz, Alabama

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 18, 2013 – 8:43 am -

dailyandvincentcloseBoaz, Alabama, Marshall Technical School and the Marshall County Economic Development Council are proud to announce the acclaimed Bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent will be coming to Snead State Community College’s Bevill Center on June 1st. A jam session among local artists will begin at 3 p.m. to help kick off the event. The concert will follow at 7 p.m. Opening the concert will be award winning Canaan’s Crossing. Snead State Community College is located in Boaz, Alabama, making this event easily accessible to Bluegrass/Gospel fans from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Grammy nominated and Dove award winning Dailey & Vincent recently walked away with several top awards from the SPGBMA where they earned Bluegrass, Vocal Group and Gospel group of the year honors. They are also three time winners of the IBMA Entertainer and Vocal Group of the year awards. Group founders Jamie Dailey and Darren Vincent have won multiple awards through the years. They have performed with artists including Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson, Emmylou Harris and many more. They have also been featured on Gaither Homecoming videos.Canaan’s Crossing is a recent recipient of the Group of the Year and Song of the Year awards from Front Porch Fellowship and The Singing News. Their song “Middle Man” was recently the number one bluegrass gospel song on the Singing News Bluegrass charts. Tim Maze of Canaan’s Crossing said, “We are proud to be a part of this exciting event in Boaz.

We have worked with Daily and Vincent several times and know its going to be a great night of bluegrass and Gospel music.” Canaan’s Crossing has recently been seen on national television programs Dugger Mountain Music Hall and Harmony Road.Tickets for this special night of music featuring 2 of the hottest acts in bluegrass are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Boaz, Albertville, and Guntersville Piggly Wiggly grocery store locations, Warehouse Discount Grocery in Arab
and Gadsden Music Center in Gadsden, Alabama. Tickets can also be purchased online at itickets.com. Proceeds from the event go improve programs at the Marshall Technical School and help buy materials for the different shops and programs offered students. All proceeds will go directly to the programs to help to students develop their trades to prepare them for the job market and assist in adding new classes at the school. For more information call 256-582-5629


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Randy and Sherri Miller: Lyrics, Laughter and Love

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 21, 2013 – 6:53 pm -

Randy and Sherri 3By Lorraine Walker

Randy and Sherri Miller are accomplished Gospel artists who are singing, speaking
and laughing their way across America. Randy is a Kingsmen alumni, a recipient of numerous
Singing News and other Southern Gospel awards and a lifetime inductee of the Alabama Music
Hall of Fame. Sherri sang with her family, The Kenny Parker Trio, before doing session and
stage work with such artists as Dolly Parton, The Judds and Michael English. Today this couple
has joined their accomplished vocals, love of life and ability to make others laugh as they share
their music with audiences far and wide.

When Randy Miller left the Kingsmen, he began a solo career and started Snippa Creek Studios.
Sherri Parker Miller joins her husband in making music and laughter with their recently released
Randy Miller Comedy album and the soon-to-be released Where It All Comes From. If
something taps into your emotions, whether through humor or song, it will work its way into
your heart; but it all comes from the Lord as far as the Millers are concerned.

The title track of Where It All Comes From is sung by Sherri and written by Kenna Turner West,
one of Southern Gospel’s most prolific songwriters. The song is currently on Sound Cloud and
showcases the versatility of this talented couple. Kenna says, “Sherri is an amazing vocal talent
and all who know her appreciate her sweet, joyful spirit.”

Dusty Wells, head of sales and marketing at Word Entertainment, shares, “I love Sherri! I
remember the first time I met Sherri was at the National Quartet Convention years ago while
sitting with Dottie Rambo at The Rambo’s booth. I knew of her because her Daddy, Kenny
Parker, was The Rambo’s long time pianist. So when this blonde curly haired little beauty of a
girl came to the booth, Dottie just went on and on about her and how special she was. Our
friendship grew over the years.”

“What I love about Sherri is that not only is she a wonderful singer and communicator,
but she is a lover of people,” says Wells. “She is always consistent, always happy and always
caring for others. I love her spirit and I love that God is using her. She is so special and I cherish
her friendship!”

Another close friend of the couple is Johnathan Bond of Young Harmony. “I love Sherri and
Randy because they practice what they preach, plus they are awesome to be around. Also, during
a very dark period of my life, they offered a shoulder. They are Christians in action!” Read more »


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HEE HAW’S LULU ROMAN SET TO RELEASE AT LAST ON JANUARY 15

Written by SGN Scoops on January 7, 2013 – 9:55 am -

luluNashville, Tenn. (January 4, 2013) – LULU ROMAN, one of Hee Haw’s most iconic and memorable faces, is set to release her first-ever musical standards album titled, AT LAST.  The album is scheduled for a national sales release on January 15, via Homesick Entertainment.

The 12-track pop / jazz / country standards album is chock full of some of Roman’s personal favorites including “Summertime,” “Fever,” “You Are So Beautiful” and “Killing Me Softly (With His Song).”

“This album was an absolute joy for me to record,” notes Roman.  “We had talked about recording it for so long and now we’ve finally got it in the can and ready to unveil!”

Country music fans will find some familiar voices on Roman’s new compilation.  The legendary Dolly Parton joins Roman on “I Will Always Love You,” T. Graham Brown chimes in on “You Are So Beautiful,” Linda Davis makes a guest appearance on “You Needed Me,” and Georgette Jones’ voice can be heard on her mother’s (Tammy Wynette) original hit, “’Til I Can Make It on My Own.”

On singing with Parton, Roman notes, “What can I say?  This one is ‘da bomb.’  I was so honored to have my precious friend Dolly come sing with me.  It was truly one of the most awesome days of my life.  She lights up the room, spices up the atmosphere, and clears the air you breathe.  She is just as lovely as you think she is!”

Roman adds, “I’m so incredibly thankful for everyone who joined in to help me sing on this project.  And I also want to thank Larry Ferguson and Chris Barnes who produced the album.  Larry and Chris have supported me in my ‘dream’ to sing the standards and classics, with great enthusiasm and great belief in my ability.”

At Last will be available for purchase next Tuesday, January 15 in retail stores as well as online via iTunes, Amazon.com and homesickent.com.

 

About Lulu Roman

Lulu Roman is an award-winning comedian and singer, best known for her comedy skits and musical performances on the hit television show, Hee Haw.  To date, Roman has recorded more than 20 albums and continues to perform at live concert venues across the nation.  Roman is a Dove Award and TV Land Award recipient and is a member of The Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame.  She has also appeared in many acting roles including Touched By Angel and Love Boat.

 

For additional information on Lulu Roman, visit www.luluroman.net.

 

At Last Track Listing:

  1. At Last
  2. Summertime
  3. Get Here
  4. Fever
  5. You Needed Me – featuring Linda Davis
  6. In My Life
  7.  You Don’t Know Me
  8. ‘Til I Can Make It On My Own – featuring Georgette Jones
  9. Killing Me Softly (With His Song)
  10. You Are So Beautiful – featuring T. Graham Brown
  11. I Will Always Love You – featuring Dolly Parton
  12. Precious Lord, Take My Hand

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Partons Release Latest Single Via Patterson Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on October 19, 2012 – 5:42 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} The Partons recently returned from a very successful 2 week concert tour in Canada to hit the road again to Dollywood for the October Gospel & Harvest Celebration. In addition, Tim notes that they have released their brand new CD project, “All Things New.” The group’s roots run deep in the family…a family that includes legendary cousins, Dolly and Stella Parton.  His songwriting skills and those of his wife, Gale, and daughter, Kayla, have taken their music ministry to new heights. “Jonah,” received positive response and was on Patterson Promotions Vol. 8. ” The Partons host an Annual Gospel Music Dinner in Seviervile, TN and are featured regularly in Gatlinburg during the Fall. Their Canada tour has been part of their music ministry for several years and continues to grow with their recent tour. For a free press kit: Evie@EHA-Nashville.com, The Partons: Phone: 865-453-6396   www.thePartonsMusic.net tparton@seviervilletn.org


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Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, Dallas Holm, The Hoppers, Love Song and Rex Humbard Announced as GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 10, 2012 – 4:26 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 10, 2012 – The GMA Foundation (GMAF) has announced that it will induct Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, Dallas Holm, The Hoppers, Love Song and Rex Humbard into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

“The diverse talents represented in this years class of inductees have impacted millions of people around the world. It is an honor to induct these individuals” said Charles Dorris, Chairman, GMA Foundation.

The GMA Foundation (GMAF) will induct the honorees into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Trinity Music City Auditorium in Hendersonville, TN at 6:00 PM. Admission is free to the public.

The GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, established in 1971, has inducted more than 150 members since its inception. Previous inductees include Johnny Cash, DeGarmo & Key, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Mahalia Jackson, Amy Grant, the Statler Brothers, the Winans, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Andrae Crouch, Sandi Patty, Bill & Gloria Gaither, Andrae Crouch & the Disciples, Vestal Goodman, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Shirley Caesar, The Oak Ridge Boys, the Blackwood Brothers, Petra, Bill and Gloria Gaither, the Happy Goodman Family, Larry Norman, George Beverly Shea, Albertina Walker, Pat Boone, Dottie Rambo, Evie, Larry Norman, Richard Smallwood, Jake Hess, The Lewis Family, Cliff Barrows, Thomas A. Dorsey, the Cathedral Quartet, the Fairfield Four, Billy Graham and the Jordanaires. The GMAF is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of gospel music and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to gospel music. A full list of GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductees is available at gmahalloffame.org web site here.

ABOUT THE INDUCTEES:

ARETHA FRANKLIN ARETHA FRANKLIN
Although born in soul’s capitol city, Memphis. The Franklin family soon moved to Detroit, MI, where her father, Baptist minister Reverend C. L. Franklin, soon became one of the most revered public figures in black America. During her late preteens, Franklin was regularly singing solo numbers in her father’s New Bethel Baptist Church. She grew up with local and national celebrities visiting in her family home, including gospel greats Albertina Walker and her group The Caravans, Mahalia Jackson and Clara Ward, three women who played a pivotal role in her vocal development.

In 1972, she released the gospel album Amazing Grace. The album eventually became her biggest-selling release ever, selling over two million copies and becoming the best-selling gospel album of all time. In 1987 she again returned to her gospel roots with the album, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, which though it did not repeat the success of Amazing Grace despite a powerful rendition of “Oh Happy Day”, featuring Mavis Staples, but did reach the Top 10 of Billboard’s gospel chart.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked her atop its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time as well as the ninth greatest artist of all time. She has won 18 competitive Grammys and two honorary Grammys. She has 20 #1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and two #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Respect” (1967) and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (1987), Since 1961, she has scored a total of 45 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She also has the most million-selling singles of any female artist. Between 1967 and 1982 she had 10 #1 R&B albums—more than any other female artist. In 1987, Aretha became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was the only featured singer at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.

DALLAS HOLMDALLAS HOLM
Dallas has earned his influence in today’s Christian music throughout more than 40 years of writing, singing and ministry in some 4,000 concerts in every state in the USA as well as many countries abroad.  His 38 recordings have garnered gold records, multiple Dove awards, Grammy nominations, number one songs, and countless accolades.

Artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Twila Paris and Greg Long of Avalon all make reference to Holm’s significant impact on their lives and ministries.  Holm can be seen on several of the Bill Gaither Homecoming videos.  On one video Gaither introduces Dallas by saying, “This is one of the nicest guys in our entire industry.”  This broad appeal and respect by peers has undoubtedly been one of the reasons for Holm’s amazing longevity and relevance. They became the first Contemporary Christian band to receive an RIAA certified Gold Album for Dallas Holm and Praise LIVE.

The Hoppers GMA Gospel Music Hall of FameTHE HOPPERS
Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms.  They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land at the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.

Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Dean and his wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, in addition to numerous industry and fan honors; and she has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean’s wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, The Greenes. She is noted for the excitement she brings to any live performance, and her unmistakable, rafter-ringing soprano vocals have taken The Hoppers to new heights for many years.

REX HUMBARD - GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAMEREX HUMBARD
In 1932, Rex Humbard did his first radio program on KTHS Radio, Hot Springs, Arkansas; at the age of 13. His father, Alpha Rex Emanuel Humbard, ran an orphanage and church in downtown Hot Springs. In the midst of the Great Depression, church attendance was poor and offerings for the orphanage suffered greatly. Rex did his radio program every week, singing, playing his guitar and telling the listeners about his father’s church. One year later the seats were full to capacity and the orphans had a new lease on life. From that time forward, Rex Humbard realized the power of the media and the importance of the “life changing” message contained in gospel music.

From 1945 through 1952 (during the war years), Rex and his wife, Maude Aimee, traveled to every section of the USA and Canada conducting tent crusade meetings. In each of these cities they purchased radio time and appeared daily singing gospel music and promoting the tent crusades. In 1949, Rex did his first TV show in Indianapolis, Indiana on the local CBS station. Once again, gospel music was the center piece of the program.

The Rex Humbard Ministry program ran from 1952 to 1985. In the early 1970’s, Time Magazine did a feature story on Rex Humbard and coined the phrase “tele-evangelist” to describe Rex. In 1999, Rex was named as “one of the 25 shapers of the 20th century” by US News and World Report because of his visionary use of the media to promote his message of hope, love and salvation. One of the most vital parts of his ministry was gospel music.

LOVE SONG GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FA,MELOVE SONG
In the early 70’s, during the beginnings of what became known as the “Jesus Movement,” a group of young, longhaired, “hippie” musicians called LOVE SONG began to use their music to express their newfound faith in Jesus Christ. A mixture of rock and pop, LOVE SONG’s music was entirely new and unique for the Christian music world.

The music was fresh, sometimes radical, and yet truly inspirational for a generation of young people searching for truth. It helped blaze the path for what we know today as Contemporary Christian Music. They flourished amidst the swirl of national media attention from top record labels and interviews with magazines including ROLLING STONE. God used them in a powerful way to bring many people to Himself. “In a world of imitators, Love Song has been an originator, the first domino that started the others going”

RICKY SKAGGS - GMA GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAMERICKY SKAGGS
Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Dove Awards winner, Ricky Skaggs, is affectionately known as one of bluegrass music’s most recognized ambassadors. Singing comes naturally to Skaggs, and singing Gospel songs even more so.  At the tender age of 3, he began by harmonizing with his mother as she sang Gospel songs.  He began to perform in his church, singing with his parents there.  His illustrious path to stardom has always included Gospel songs, as he loves to sing about Jesus and His love for all of us.

From there, Skaggs went on to put his own stamp on the mainstream country and bluegrass formats, resulting in twelve #1 hits, eight Country Music Association Awards and eight Academy of Country Music Awards. 1997 marked Ricky Skaggs’ triumphant return to bluegrass and the establishment of his own Skaggs Family Records label, which has gone on to break new sales records in the genre. Now in his 40th year as a professional musician, he continues to record and tour with his band Kentucky Thunder as one of music’s most sought after live performers.


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Country’s Greates Gospel Songs of the Century

Written by SGN Scoops on April 22, 2012 – 4:06 am -

NEW HAVEN RECORDS RELEASES COUNTRY’S GREATEST GOSPEL SONGS OF THE CENTURY

Two Volume Set Features Seven Decades of Country Gospel Performances

Country's Greatest Gospel Songs of the Century: Gold Edition

Nashville, Tenn. (April 17, 2012) – New Haven Records, in partnership with The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum®, recently released two landmark anthologies featuring seven decades of legendary artists and heart-warming Country Gospel performances. The individually packaged CDs, Country’s Greatest Gospel Songs of the Century: Gold Edition and Country’s Greatest Gospel Songs of the Century: Platinum Edition, represent many of the genre’s most popular inspirational performances, chosen by Country Music radio, retail and music history professionals.

In addition to digitally re-mastered tracks of the original performances, the CDs include extensive liner notes and photos from Country Music Hall of Fame historians chronicling the history of Country Music and detailing each song and artist.

“We are honored to be a partner in preserving and celebrating these performances for today’s — and tomorrow’s — fans,” says Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records.

New Haven Records previously partnered with the Hall of Fame on three projects — Country’s 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century, Country’s 20 Classic Songs of the Century, and Sunday in the Country — which have sold more than 200,000 units collectively, Harding says, noting that Country’s 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century was the No. 1 selling CD sold during 2011 at the Hall of Fame’s Nashville location.

A number of new projects are currently in development between New Haven and the Hall of Fame.

Each edition of Country’s Greatest Gospel Songs of the Century sells for $8.99, with a portion of the royalties benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum®.

Country's Greatest Gospel Songs of the Century: Platinum Edition Track and artist listing:

GOLD EDITION:
1. “Go Rest High On That Mountain” – Vince Gill
2. “Farther Along” – Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt & Dolly Parton
3. “Precious Memories” – Tammy Wynette
4. “Amazing Grace” – The Statler Brothers
5. “Precious Lord, Take My Hand/Jesus Hold My Hand” (Medley) – Merle Haggard
6. “Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)” – Johnny Cash
7. “Wings of A Dove” – Ferlin Husky
8. “In the Garden” – Jim Reeves
9. “Peace In the Valley” – Red Foley
10. “Can the Circle Be Unbroken” – The Carter Family
PLATINUM EDITION:
1. “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow” – Suzanne Cox, Alison Krauss, and The Cox Family
2. “Children Go (Where I Send Thee)” – Ricky Skaggs
3. “Uncloudy Day” – Willie Nelson
4. “Coat of Many Colors” – Dolly Parton
5. “How Great Thou Art” – Connie Smith
6. “Crying In the Chapel” – Elvis Presley
7. “Life’s Railway To Heaven” – Patsy Cline
8. “The Old Rugged Cross” – Tennessee Ernie Ford
9. “Angel Band” – Stanley Brothers
10. “I Saw the Light” – Hank Williams

About New Haven Records:
New Haven Records is a Nashville-based music corporation that includes label, publishing, and film companies. For more than two decades, they have focused on the uniquely American genres of Black Gospel, Southern Gospel, and Country & Bluegrass Gospel. New Haven’s product is distributed to the mainstream through Sony and to the Christian marketplace through Provident Music Distribution. For additional information, go to www.newhavenrecords.com.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:

Julia Daily, Media Relations
New Haven Records
741 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-327-3300
jdaily@newhavenrecords.com


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“JOYFUL NOISE” SOUNDTRACK DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD SOUNDTRACK CHART

Written by SGN Scoops on January 19, 2012 – 6:54 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 18, 2012) – WaterTower Music’s soundtrack to Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Joyful Noise debuts this week at #1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack Chart, #2 on Billboard’s Independent Current Albums chart, and landed a Top 20 debut on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart.
The soundtrack features performances by Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Oscar® nominee Dolly Parton; Oscar® nominee, Grammy® and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah; BET and NAACP Award winner Keke Palmer; 11-time Singing News® female vocalist of the year, three-time Grammy® nominee and three-time Dove nominee Karen Peck; and seven-time Grammy®, 35-time Stellar, 12-time Dove, five-time NAACP, and two-time BET Music Award winner Kirk Franklin. Five-time Grammy®, six-time Dove, two-time Stellar Award winner Mervyn Warren produced and arranged the Joyful Noise soundtrack.
Parton, who penned three new songs for the collection, recently performed two of those songs on national TV: “From Here to the Moon and Back” on the Late Show with David Letterman, and “Not Enough,” a duet with co-star Queen Latifah, on NBC’s Today Show.
The third song Parton wrote, “He’s Everything,” is also on the soundtrack, which includes the film’s stars performing renditions of memorable songs originally recorded by a wide range of artists: Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Sly & the Family Stone, Usher, and Stevie Wonder.

The collection also includes tracks by some of the finest acts in gospel and R&B. Grammy winner Kirk Franklin wrote and takes the vocal reins on his jubilant new song “In Love,” and award-winning gospel vocalist Karen Peck creates harmonic gold on “Mighty High.”
Dolly Parton and Mervyn Warren will be featured on Sirius XM’s “The Bob Edwards Show” on Friday, January 20, 2012.
ABOUT THE FILM
Oscar® nominees Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) and Dolly Parton (“Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”) star in Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal.
The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old. Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more friction between G.G. and Vi Rose. If these two strong-willed women can put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town, they—and their choir—may make the most joyful noise of all.
Starring with Latifah and Parton are Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”), Courtney B. Vance (“Extraordinary Measures”), Jeremy Jordan (Broadway’s “Bonnie and Clyde”), and Kris Kristofferson (“Dolphin Tale”). Rounding out the main cast are Dexter Darden, Angela Grovey, Paul Woolfolk and Jesse L. Martin.
Alcon Entertainment presents a Farrell Paura Productions/O.N.C. Entertainment Production, “Joyful Noise,” being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opened nationwide on January 13, 2012. www.joyfulnoisethemovie.com


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Karen Peck Makes Big Screen Debut In Joyful Noise

Written by SGN Scoops on January 13, 2012 – 6:16 pm -

Los Angeles, CA – Karen Peck Gooch makes her official debut on the big screen Friday, January 13, 2012 in the Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal.  The film also stars Oscar® nominees Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) and Dolly Parton (“Transamerica,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”).

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition.  The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart.  Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old.

Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan).  Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more heat between G.G. and Vi Rose.

If these two strong-willed women can overcome their differences and find a common voice, they—and their choir—may make the most joyful noise of all.  Karen is featured as the leader of the host choir at the National Joyful Noise Competition.

The musically driven story brings together the sounds of gospel, pop, country, rock and R & B with memorable songs, performed by the cast, from a wide range of artists, including Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, Paul McCartney, Sly & the Family Stone and Stevie Wonder.  Dolly Parton also wrote original songs for the film, including “Not Enough (Love)” and “From Here to the Moon.”  Gooch performs the Mighty Clouds of Joy classic, “Mighty High.”  Five-time Grammy Award winner Mervyn Warren composed the score.

The “Joyful Noise” soundtrack released on Tuesday, January 10th and includes musical selections from the movie as well as “Mighty High,” performed by Karen.  During release week, Karen spent time at the “Joyful Noise” Premiere in Los Angeles, CA, at the Atlanta, GA screening with KeKe Palmer and Kirk Franklin and in Nashville, TN at a private screening for industry leaders, media and contest winners.

Karen is the founding member of the Southern Gospel trio Karen Peck & New River and in 2011 celebrated 20 years in the music industry. Karen, her sister, Susan Peck Jackson and the newest member of New River, Jeff Hawes has been nominated for three GRAMMY® awards, performed around the world and celebrated numerous accolades during over the past two decades.  The group’s latest release, Reach Out, includes the number one song, “On the Banks of the Promised Land” and the group’s current radio single, “Mighty Big God.”  The popular trio also released a Christmas album in 2011 entitled, Georgia Mountain Christmas.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  In addition to Karen Peck & New River, Daywind is home to many other great artists such as Marshall Hall and Greater Vision, among others.  For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.
For more information on Karen Peck and Karen Peck & New River, visit www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.  Follow Karen Peck & New River on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River/81762389595 ) and Twitter (karenpeckgooch).
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*Joyful Noise synopsis and Photo provided by Alcon Entertainment; a Farrell Paura Productions/O.N.C. Entertainment Production, being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
  
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