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October 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 14, 2013 – 9:56 am -

 

The staff at SGNScoops proudly presents the October Edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Gracing our cover this month is Ed O’Neal and the Dixie Melody Boys. We will be honoring Ed later this month at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. You can find out how to be a part of that in the latest Creekside update in this issue. Other ministries highlighted are, The Lesters, 11th Hour, Ivan Parker and the Dove Brothers. Catch the Younger Perspective with Amber Nelon, and Christian Country News featuring Mikayla Lynn. This month we congratulate our publisher, Rob Patz for twenty years in the Gospel Music Industry. Don’t miss this story- especially the side-bar containing notes of congratulations from industry professionals, friends and peers. This issue wraps up an era of Quartet Conventions in Louisville and also re-caps a recent Women of Faith conference. Believe it or not….There is more! Don’t miss encouragement from Dr. Jeff Steele, Reflections With Sherry Anne, Life, Love and Legends by Lou Wills Hildreth and with get the latest music reviews by Sandi Duncan Clark. The latest in Southern Gospel Music is tastefully presented and laid out professionally, by Pete and Staci Schwager and is tucked behind a beautiful cover designed by Stephanie Kelley. SGNScoops Magazine is free! Please share with friends, family and fans.


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This Weekend’s Harmony Road Features Concept Video From the Hoppers

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 7, 2013 – 3:54 pm -

Harmony Road logo Jan 2013SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN June 6, 2013, The Harmony Road television program for the weekend of June 8-9includes a variety including a Cathedrals Tribute, concept video from the Hoppers, Dove Brothers, Aaron and Amanda Crabb and Jeff and Sheri Easter.

Harmony Road is a weekly Southern Gospel television program hosted by Singing News publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host, Les Butler. The program airs on TNN/The Nashville Network. Other stations and outlets include TV 24 in Anniston/Gadsden, theWALKtv (also streams online andon ROKU), Charter Cable in Jackson and Clarksville, TN, WMJN29 in the Huntsville area (streamed from there also), and new this week, DeKalb Cable in Middle Tennessee. For more information just go to www.harmonyroadtv.com or email stations@harmonyroadtv.com. In addition to Les Butler, other members of the Harmony Road team include gospel pianist Cody McVey, who does many of the interviews and special segments you see on the program. Randy Liner is Technical Director and Roger Spears is Producer. More info can be found at on facebook at www.facebook.com/harmonyroadtv.


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Dove Brothers Honored with 7 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Award Nominations!

Written by Scoops Staff on February 11, 2011 – 5:58 pm -



BLADENBORO, N.C. – (February 10, 2011) – Multi-award winning quartet the Dove Brothers landed a stellar seven nominations in the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards program.  The nominees were announced in over 24 categories last month and the Dove Brothers were among the most nominated this year.

The popular quartet landed nominations for Song of the Year and Country Song of the Year (for the #1 smash hit “Hold On”), Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year (for Unshakeable), Male Group of the Year, and Best Live Performer. Group owner and manager McCray Dove also landed his first nomination in the Songwriter of the Year (Artist) category.

Dove also received two additional nominations apart from the group for writing the Song of the Year and Country Song of the Year nominated “Hold On.”

“We had a very good year in 2011,” mentioned McCray Dove. “We are so honored and humbled by these nominations. Thanks to everyone at AbsolutelyGospel.com for these nominations, and thanks to all the fans who are voting for us now!”

The Dove Brothers have been awarded three SGN Music Awards in the past – all in 2008 when the group won Song of the Year and Traditional Song of the Year for “I Can Pray” as well as 2008 Pacesetter.  In addition to this year, the group has now been nominated 46 times in the program, including six consecutive nominations in the category of Male Group of the Year.

The Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Award nominees are chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) and select members of the Southern Gospel media and community. Starting on February 1, 2011 – fans have gotten the chance to vote for their favorite songs, albums, and artists in Southern Gospel music. To see a complete list of nominees – visit http://www.absolutelygospel.com .

The 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee. The event is free to the public and is tentatively scheduled to be streamed live on the internet like last year.

According to AbsolutelyGospel.com, the Dove Brothers were named the most played artist of 2010 at Southern Gospel radio. Due to the group’s #1 hits “Hold On” and “If I Knew Then,” the Dove Brothers ranked #1 on the site’s Top 20 Most Played Artists of 2010 list.

In addition, the Dove Brothers’ #1 hit, “Hold On,” was named the #1 Song of the Year according to the site’s Top 100 Songs of 2010 list.  The quartet’s other #1 single, “If I Knew Then,” ranked at #10 on the list as well.

“If I Knew Then” is the debut single from the group’s latest, critically-acclaimed hit album Unshakeable. Unshakeable was also named one of the best releases of 2010 by James Hales, staff writer for AbsolutelyGospel.com.

The group just released the second single from Unshakeable.  “I Recall” (also penned by McCray Dove) has an immediate add date.

More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com


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Dove Brothers Announce Jonathan Price As New Tenor

Written by Rhonda on October 18, 2010 – 12:55 pm -

BLADENBORO, N.C. – (October 18, 2010) – Multi-award winning quartet the Dove Brothers are excited to announce the addition of Jonathan Price as the group’s new tenor vocalist.

“We auditioned Jonathan this weekend, and he brought the house down,” mentioned McCray Dove, owner/manager/lead vocalist of the popular quartet. “He’s got a different sound than any of our previous tenors, but it’s a good fit, and we’re excited about his future with our group.”

McCray continued, “I was taught a long time ago by a prominent member of the Gospel music community that you don’t go looking for a replacement when someone leaves your group. You have to look for someone who brings something fresh to the group. Jonathan brings that fresh sound to our group, and we know he’s going to do an exciting job in this post.”

Jonathan has a strong resume within the Southern Gospel music community. Price joins the Dove Brothers after a three-year tenure with the Dixie Melody Boys. Price sang with Paul’s Journey before the Dixie Melody Boys. Jonathan and his wife Vivian currently reside in Farmville, North Carolina.

Price will begin full-time with the Dove Brothers during the month of November. Price replaces long-time vocalist Jerry Martin who left the group to pursue other interests.

The Dove Brothers released their critically acclaimed album Unshakeable earlier this year. The first single from that release – “If I Knew Then” – just hit #1 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart this week. The song is also quickly climbing the Singing News Top 80 chart – coming in at #42 on the upcoming November chart in only its second month of charting.

More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com

About the Dove Brothers
Voted Favorite Male Quartet of The Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association and the Singing News Fan Awards, the Dove Brothers’ high energy presentation and progressive arrangements reflect a tangible link to the good old days of gospel music.  Their peers regard them as a class act representing the industry with dignity and respect.  Their latest recording for Sonlite Records is entitled Unshakeable and spawned off the #1 hit “If I Knew Then.”


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Jerry Martin Departs the Dove Brothers

Written by Rhonda on October 15, 2010 – 5:27 pm -

BLADENBORO, N.C. – (October 15, 2010) – Multi-award winning quartet the Dove Brothers regretfully announce the departure of long-time tenor vocalist Jerry Martin.

McCray Dove said, “Jerry has been a big part of our group for the last eight and a half years. This decision was mutual between us. We have no hard feelings for Jerry and wish him the best in the future. Sometimes one knows when their time is up with a group, and Jerry felt that it was time for him to transition to a new area. What that is exactly we don’t know – but we love Jerry and support him in whatever way he chooses to go.” Dove continued, “We want to squelch any rumors that Jerry left because of creative differences.  There really isn’t any more to the story. We both just felt it was time, and we are still great friends!”

During his tenure with the Dove Brothers, Jerry was the voice behind the #1 Song of 2007 and SGN Music Award Song of the Year winner “I Can Pray.” Jerry has earned multiple Favorite Tenor nominations in the Singing News Fan Awards and a Male Vocalist of the Year nod in the SGN Music Awards during his time with the group.

Until a permanent replacement can be named, the Dove Brothers have enlisted the help of Phil Barker (formerly of the Singing Americans) to fill in. The group is currently auditioning vocalists for the position, and a replacement will be named in the coming weeks.

The Dove Brothers released their critically acclaimed album Unshakeable earlier this year. The first single from that release – “If I Knew Then” – just hit #1 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart this week. The song is also quickly climbing the Singing News Top 80 chart – coming in at #42 on the upcoming November chart in only its second month of charting.

More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com

About the Dove Brothers
Voted Favorite Male Quartet of The Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association and the Singing News Fan Awards, the Dove Brothers’ high energy presentation and progressive arrangements reflect a tangible link to the good old days of gospel music.  Their peers regard them as a class act representing the industry with dignity and respect.  Their latest recording for Sonlite Records is entitled Unshakeable and spawned off the #1 hit “If I Knew Then.”


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An open letter from the Dove Brothers…

Written by Scoops Staff on August 10, 2010 – 12:58 pm -

The Dove Brothers would like to thank all of our friends and fans who have supported us for the past 12 years. You have been so kind, buying our CDs and DVDs and T-shirts through the years and for that, we are grateful.

As we all know, the current economy is arguably the worst since the Great Depression. The Dove Brothers have decided that until our nation is over this recession and the economy is back on its feet, all of our CDs and DVDs in our web store and at our product table at all concerts will be available for only $10 dollars each. (Shipping and handling is required for web orders.)

We pray that this will help keep Southern Gospel music and the Dove Brothers in your home, car, and on your computer, during these tough economic times.

Sincerely,
McCray Dove

More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com

About the Dove Brothers
Voted Favorite Male Quartet of The Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association and the Singing News Fan Awards, the Dove Brothers’ high energy presentation and progressive arrangements reflect a tangible link to the good old days of gospel music.  Their peers regard them as a class act representing the industry with dignity and respect.  The group just released their latest recording for Sonlite Records – Unshakeable!


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Dove Brothers Offering Sneak-Peak of New Recording – Unshakeable

Written by Scoops Staff on June 3, 2010 – 3:34 pm -

2010 Unshakeable Tour Coming to a City Near You

BLADENBORO, N.C. – (June 3, 2010) – Multi-award winning quartet the Dove Brothers have made their brand new Sonlite Records release available in streaming audio on the group’s website. The group is also preparing to hit the road on their 2010 Unshakeable Tour.

The new release, titled Unshakeable, has a release date scheduled for the end of July and will be available all over the country at Christian retail then.  The new release will be showcased on the quartet’s website from now until the release of the highly anticipated recording.  The Dove Brothers are also opening a poll to find out fans’ favorite tracks from the album. The favored track from the fans will be the group’s first single from the release.

McCray Dove said, “We are so excited about this new project and the songs that we will perform on this new tour.  We are getting ready and getting geared up for the launch of the new recording as well as performing these great songs.  We hope you will enjoy what we have worked hard at giving you on the Unshakeable project.  We look forward to coming to a city near you, and you having a blast at our concerts.”

For more information on the new release and to hear the project, visit the Dove Brothers’ website.

The Dove Brothers’ current single, “Hold On,” has been doing well at Southern Gospel radio.  The song is currently charting on all major Southern Gospel charts including the Singing News Magazine Top 80 (#2) and AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart (#1 for three consecutive weeks).

More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com


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Eric Dove Wins Favorite Baritone at SGM FanFair Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on May 11, 2010 – 11:16 am -

BLADENBORO, N.C. –The SGM FanFair Award winners were announced last night at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The SGM FanFair Awards were handed out as a part of the 6th Annual SGM FanFair.

Two time SGM FanFair Award winners the Dove Brothers were nominated for several awards during the evening, and Eric Dove was named the winner of the Favorite Baritone award.

“Thank you to everyone who placed a vote for me for Favorite Baritone,” said Eric Dove. “I feel very fortunate that I get to do what I do for a living and winning something like this is just an added bonus!”

The Dove Brothers were also nominated for Favorite Male Quartet, an award they won in both 2008 and 2009. In addition, group owner and manager McCray Dove was nominated for Favorite Male Vocalist. Winners and nominees for the SGM FanFair Awards were chosen by the readers of Christian Voice Magazine and attendees of the SGM FanFair.

The Dove Brothers are currently in the process of recording their follow-up to the critically acclaimed and SGN Music Award nominated Hold On record. More information on the new release will be announced at a later date.

Be listening for the group’s current single – “Hold On” – at Southern Gospel radio all across the country.

More information on the Dove Brothers and their new band can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com

About the Dove Brothers
Voted Favorite Male Quartet of The Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association and the Singing News Fan Awards, the Dove Brothers’ high energy presentation and progressive arrangements reflect a tangible link to the good old days of gospel music.  Their peers regard them as a class act representing the industry with dignity and respect.  Their latest recording for Sonlite Records is entitled Hold On and spawned off the hit singles “A Little Good News” and “Hold On.”


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