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Karen Peck Interview About Joyful Noise

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 11, 2012 – 10:45 am -

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“Joyful Noise” Soundtrack Releases TODAY, January 10, 2012

Written by SGN Scoops on January 10, 2012 – 4:16 am -

Soundtrack Features New Music Performed by Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Kirk Franklin, Karen Peck, Keke Palmer and Others
January 10, 2012 – WaterTower Music announces the release of the soundtrack to Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal, which opens in theatres January 13, 2012.
This musically driven story brings together the sounds of gospel, pop, country, rock and R & B with multiple performances by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Oscar® winner Dolly Parton (“Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”), Grammy, Oscar®,  and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”), and BET and NAACP Award winner Keke Palmer (True Jackson VP, Akeelah and the Bee).  The soundtrack to “Joyful Noise” includes these performances, including renditions of memorable songs originally recorded by a wide range of artists: Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Sly & the Family Stone, Usher, and Stevie Wonder.  Additionally, the soundtrack boasts recordings of the three original songs Dolly Parton wrote for the film, “He’s Everything,” “Not Enough” and “From Here to the Moon and Back.”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.”
Five-time Grammy winner and 10-time Grammy nominee Mervyn Warren (“Dreamgirls,” “The Preacher’s Wife,” “Sister Act 2”) produced and arranged all songs on the “Joyful Noise” soundtrack.  Warren has written arrangements for the likes of Quincy Jones, David Foster and Whitney Houston, and was a member of acclaimed a cappella group Take 6.  He is also a recipient of a Soul Train Award and has been recognized by the NAACP Image Awards, Dove Awards, and Stellar Awards.
The “Joyful Noise” soundtrack releases today – January 10, 2012 – at both physical and digital retail outlets including iTunes.
 Track List:
1. Not Enough       Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah
2. Man In The Mirror                             Keke Palmer
3. Maybe I’m Amazed     Jeremy Jordan and Keke Palmer
4. In Love                                                            Kirk Franklin
5. Fix Me Jesus       Queen Latifah
6. From Here To The Moon And Back   Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson and Jeremy Jordan
7. I’m Yours        Keke Palmer, DeQuina Moore and Angela Grovey
8. Mighty High       Karen Peck
9. That’s The Way God Planned It      Ivan Kelley, Jr.
10. Higher Medley      Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Karl, Angela Grovey, and DeQuina Moore
11. He’s Everything      Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Karl and DeQuina Moore
12. Joyful Noise Suite     Mervyn Warren

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2011 – 9:15 am -

NASHVILLE, TENN.  – The Isaacs are tuning up for their debut appearance on the nightly concert stage at the CMA Music Festival. The Isaacs will perform the National Anthem as part of the opening festivities for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Thursday, June 9, as part of 2011 CMA Music Festival. The evening concert also includes Jason Aldean, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, Zac Brown Band and more!

Lily Isaacs, vocalist and matriarch of the group, says: “My mother and father were survivors of the Holocaust and I still remember with pride becoming an American citizen on Ellis Island in New York when I was a child. It is an honor to sing the National Anthem with my children – Ben, Sonya and Beckie – at the CMA Music Festival.”

The Isaacs are a multi-award-winning family group that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation, winning the appraise of critics and the loyalty of audiences all over the world. The Isaacs have been making jaw-dropping music for more the 30 years and perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming video and concert series, perform frequently with legendary performers such as: Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry, and many more.

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Dolly Parton receives the James D. Vaughan Impact Award from the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Written by Rhonda on October 6, 2010 – 6:51 pm -

Country Music Hall of Famer Dolly Parton appeared recently at the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame induction at Dollywood to receive the James D. Vaughn Impact Award.
“Had it not been for a little girl from the mountains named Dolly, there would not be a Dollywood. Had there not been a Dollywood, the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame would not be here,” said SGMA executive director Charlie Waller. “To kick off the Southern Gospel Harvest Celebration and celebrate Dollywood’s 25 years and gospel music’s 100 years, we felt the only deserving person at this time to receive the James D. Vaughan Impact Award for her dedication to gospel music, her taking gospel music to the masses on television, recordings and here at Dollywood is Ms. Dolly Parton.”
Parton received the award saying: “God bless you. I am so honored and so proud to accept this wonderful award. This is a great honor because I know this is a wonderful award to be given in the gospel community. It means a great deal to me and I will treasure it and we will hang it here in our museum.”
She thanked the audience for being supportive of her and Dollywood, invited the Kingdom Heirs to join her on stage where she shared these thoughts as she introduced her song “I Am a Seeker.”
“Most of us, we try to do good but we don’t always do it,” Parton said. “We know we are just sinners but we know that God loves us and is willing to forgive us.
“I remember this was 35 or 40 years ago in my kitchen in the first house my husband and I ever owned. I was trying my best to get my career going and my life going,” she said. “Trying to keep God in everything. You go through so many things, you say ‘Lord, I don’t feel like I am a good Christian. I feel like I am falling by the wayside, trying to get so many things going. So I started writing this song. We know that we are nothing but with God we can be everything. We are holding on to Him.”
The 2010 SGMA class of Hall of Fame inductees are Danny Gaither, Little Jan Buckner-Goff, and Sam Goodman, Bill Hefner, Connie Hopper and Arthur Smith.
The Southern Gospel Music Association is a non-profit organization that maintains the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame, the only facility honoring this genre of music, for the historic preservation of the accomplishments of the music and its people. Museum hours match those of Dollywood. Donations are tax-deductible. Individuals and businesses may donate to assist with honoring inductees with special

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