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Dove Award Nominees celebrate Southern Gospel and Christian Country

Written by Staff on August 11, 2016 – 5:09 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River are 47th Dove Award nominees

The Gospel Music Association has released the list of the 47th Dove Award Nominees for 2016. SGNScoops extends our congratulations to each of the nominees. We are thankful that the greater Christian music audience is recognizing what we have known for almost 100 years: Gospel music with a Southern influence or Bluegrass/Country twang has a terrific message, accomplished vocalists and some of the best musicians of any genre.

Gaither Vocal Band

Gaither Vocal Band

Kudos to the multiple Dove Award nominees of our Southern Gospel family: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band, Karen Peck and New River, and The Perrys. Also nominated were popular artists The Hoppers, The Booth Brothers, The Collingsworth Family, Mark Lowry, The Bowling Family, and Greater Vision.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Release Favorite Hymns of Fanny Crosby

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Release Favorite Hymns of Fanny Crosby

SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Jesus Changed Everything” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
“Jesus Gave Me Water” – Gaither Vocal Band, (writer) Lucie E. Campbell
“I am Blessed” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren
“Keep On” – Perrys, (writers) Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
“Jesus, The One” – The Hoppers, (writer) Paula Stefanovich

The Perrys Release Brand New Live DVD

The Perrys

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Still – Booth Brothers, (producers) Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady
That Day Is Coming – Collingsworth Family, (producer) Wayne Haun
Happy People – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (producers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Todd Collins
How We Love – Mark Lowry, (producers) Mark Lowry, Kevin Williams
Moments Like These – The Bowling Family, (producer) Mike Bowling

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, StowTown Records
Gaither Vocal Band,Gaither Music Group
Greater Vision, Daywind Records
Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Records
The Perrys, StowTown Records

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Congratulations as well to our Bluegrass and Christian Country family. Multiple Dove Award nominees are Jimmy Fortune, Joey + Rory, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Shenandoah. Other Dove Award artist nominees include Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Flatt Lonesome, The Isaacs, Doug Anderson, Wilburn and Wilburn. Be sure to look at all the Dove award nominated writers, producers and others who work together to make these projects award-winning material.

Jimmy Fortune To Be Featured On Sirius/XM

Jimmy Fortune

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“He’s In Control” – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, (writer) Steve Watts
“In The Heat of the Fire” – Flatt Lonesome, (writer) Kelsi Harrigill
“Life’s Railway to Heaven (with the Oak Ridge Boys)” – Jimmy Fortune, (writers) Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey
“I’ll Fly Away” – Joey + Rory, (writer) Albert E. Brumley
“Leave It All on the Altar” – The Isaacs, (writers) Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither, Buddy Greene

Joey and Rory

Joey and Rory

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Love Covered My Sin” – Doug Anderson, (writers) Wayne Haun, Randall Garland, Val Dacus
“Small Town Someone (Lunch)” – Jeff & Sheri Easter, (writers) Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox
“I Believe (with The Whites)” – Jimmy Fortune, (writer) Jimmy Fortune
“He Touched Me” – Joey+Rory, (writer) William J. Gaither
“Seconds Count” – Shenandoah ft. Karen Peck, (writers) Coy Fulmer, Doc Walley

Flashback Friday With Jeff & Sheri Easter

Jeff & Sheri Easter

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music and Marriage – Jeff & Sheri Easter, (producers) Madison Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter
Hits and Hymns – Jimmy Fortune (producer) Ben Isaacs
Hymns That Are Important To Us – Joey+Rory, (producers) Rory Lee Feek, Joe West
Good News Travels Fast – Shenandoah, (producers) Bud McGuire, Mike McGuire
Shoulders – Wilburn & Wilburn, (producers) Ben Issacs, Jonathan Wilburn, Jordan Wilburn

Shenandoah

Shenandoah

In the following Dove Award categories, we have highlighted the artists that are often referred to as Southern Gospel or Christian Country, or those who would be recognized by that industry.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Bernie Herms
David Garcia
Kirk Franklin
Wayne Haun
Seth Mosley & Michael X O’Connor (Team)

Award-winning Tenor DAVID PHELPS Tops Sales Charts

DAVID PHELPS

INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Pieces” – Bethel Music & Amanda Cook, (writers) Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger
“Let It Be Jesus” – Christy Nockels, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman
Heaven’s Shore” – David Phelps, (writer) David Phelps
“O Praise the Name (Anastasis)” – Hillsong Worship (writers) Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher
“Till I Met You” – Laura Story, (writers) Laura Story, Christopher Stevens, Bryan Fowler

Bill Gaither and Friends

Bill Gaither and Friends

SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR                                         Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby – Various, (producers) Bobby Blazier, John Hartley
Let the Glory Come Down – Bill & Gloria Gaither and Friends, (producers) Geron Davis, Bradley Knight
Passion Salvations Tide Is Rising – Passion, (producers) David Crowder, Gabe Scott, Ed Cash, David Garcia, Ross Copperman, Seth Mosley, Nathan Nockels, Shama “Sake Pase, Joseph, Maurice “Jimi Cravity” Willis, Solomon Olds
The Passion: New Orleans – Various/The Passion Cast, (producers) Adam Anders, Peer Astrom
We Will Stand – Various, (producers) Michael Omartian, Dan Posthuma

This Changes Everything, (creators) Marty Funderburk, Joseph Habedank

This Changes Everything, (creators) Marty Funderburk, Joseph Habedank

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
Bethlehem Morning, (creators) Russel Mauldin, Sue C. Smith
Jesus, Only Jesus, (creator) Craig Adams
That’s Where The Story Begins, (creators) Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland
This Changes Everything, (creators) Marty Funderburk, Joseph Habedank
Under a Starry Sky (A Dramatic Musical for Christmas), – (creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner

LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Come Alive – Bethel Music Kids, (director) David Noroña (producer) Kiley Goodpasture
Neon Porch Extravaganza LIVE – Crowder, (director) Nathan Corrona (producers) Shelley Giglio, Mike McCloskey
Youth Revival – Hillsong Y&F, (director) Jamin Tasker (producer) Ben Field
Hymns That Are Important To Us – Joey+Rory, (director) Daniel Grace (producer) Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee, Bill Gaither
#LetsGo – Planetshakers, (director) Pete Seamons, Peter John (producer) Russell Evans, Mike Pilmer, Joth Hunt, Josh Brown
CCM United – Various, (director) Michael Omartian (producer) Stephen Yake

Congratulations to each Dove Award nominee who has been recognized for talent, skill and ministry. To each artist whose name does not appear here, we applaud your hard work, diligence, and commitment to making quality music that uplifts the name of Jesus!

For the complete list of Dove Awards nominees click here.

For more Gospel music news click here.

 


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Ernie Haase sends blessings for 2016

Written by Staff on December 29, 2015 – 11:02 am -

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

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Happy Birthday to Ernie Haase!

Written by Staff on December 12, 2015 – 7:42 am -

Ernie Haase--Ernie Haase & Signature SoundSGN Scoops would like to wish Ernie Haase a wonderful birthday! As the head of Ernie Haase and Sigature Sound, he has made his quartet a household name among fans of Southern Gospel. They are in the middle of their UK tour as I write this.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound With Michael BoothWhen Ernie was still with the prestigious Cathedral Quartet, I was privileged to meet him and get to know him a little. You can find out more about that in the “Editor’s Last Word” at the end of the December issue of SGN Scoops.

December 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

December 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

We feature Ernie and his boys as our cover story for December. Take a moment to read this article and also to wish Ernie Haase a happy birthday!

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

— Lorraine Walker, editor, SGN Scoops

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Ernie Haase and Signature Sound In Europe

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 10, 2015 – 11:22 pm -

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound In Europe

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound In Europe

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound In Europe Belfast N. Ireland. Great crowd! Thanks Joan and all the organizers of Glenmachan Church Of God!! ‪#‎ehssUKtour‬

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December 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 9, 2015 – 9:18 am -

December 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

December 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Merry Christmas!  Welcome to the December issue of SGNScoops Magazine. We hope you enjoy the many festive and inspiring features we have for you this month.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound grace our cover and these gentlemen are all dressed up for the season. Craig Harris talks to each member and finds out details you likely never knew about the popular quartet.

We remember the gracious Faye Speer and also Paul Roark. We pay tribute to our own Lou Wills Hildreth who is retiring.
Other artists you will meet include Josh Feemstra of Legacy Five, Josh Allen of the Allen Family, author Bethany Baker and the Mattingly Family.

We have artists’ Christmas prayers, Christmas devotionals, CD reviews, the DJ Spotlight and the Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
So much more and everything is sprinkled with Christmas spirit!
Thank you so much for reading SGN Scoops. On behalf of the entire Scoops team, Merry Christmas from the Publisher, Rob Patz and the Editor, Lorraine Walker.

May your heart be illuminated by the light of God’s Son, His greatest Gift to us. John 3:16.

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Harmony Road TV Set to Air Special Episode This Weekend

Written by Staff on October 17, 2015 – 2:19 pm -

williamsonsIncludes Harmony Road Premiere of “Monday”, New #1 Song, Exclusive JoeBonsall Interview and More
Signal Mountain, TN (October 16, 2015) – This week’s episode of Harmony Road TV, the Southern Gospel Television program, hosted by Les Butler, includes a premiere video, exclusive interview, a performance of the new #1 song in Southern Gospel music and more.The program will feature the world broadcast premiere of the Williamson’s challenging new video, “Monday.”  The Williamsons will also perform their just announced number one hit, “Shout.”

Also included is the second installment of the Harmony Road exclusive interview with Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys.

Gospel and Country Music Icons The Oak Ridge Boys Honored with Two 2015 GMA DOVE Award Nominations

Gospel and Country Music Icons The Oak Ridge Boys

Joe discusses the Oak Ridge Boys new Southern Gospel release, “Rock of Ages,” and more about the group’s involvement in Gospel music through the years.

This week’s Harmony Road TV episode will also include Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, featuring Devin McGlamery, with “From My Rags to His Riches.”  Music from Reggie and Ladye Love Smith rounds out this special episode.

Harmony Road TV is now available to over 90 million homes nationwide through a variety of networks, local affiliates, online networks, cable systems, ROKU, DirecTV, Amazon Fire TV, Mobile app and more. For information on the program, including where to watch, go to www.harmonyroadtv.com, or email program@harmonyroadtv.com.

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SGN Scoops’ NQC Review: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Gold City

Written by Staff on October 5, 2015 – 12:22 pm -

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Ernie Haase-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

SGN Scoops had several roving reporters at NQC this past week, and we are thrilled at the pictures and interviews they obtained. You will be

Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

seeing the fruits of their labors in upcoming SGN Scoops magazine editions, but we wanted you to see some of these live shots now.

Thanks again to all of our writers and photographers, as many of them are also artists that participated in events at the National Quartet Convention. We hope you have enjoyed all of their contributions over the last few days.

Artists that appear hear are members of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound,

Ernie Haase-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Ernie Haase-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Paul Harkey, Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature  Sound

Paul Harkey, Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Mark Trammell, Blake Buffin, Nick Trammell-Mark Trammell  Quartet

Mark Trammell, Blake Buffin, Nick Trammell-Mark Trammell Quartet

Amber Eppinette, 11th Hour

Amber Eppinette, 11th Hour

Grant Gibson, 11th Hour

Grant Gibson, 11th Hour

Chip Pullen-Gold City

Chip Pullen-Gold City

Thomas Nalley, Gold City

Thomas Nalley, Gold City

Scott Inman-Triumphant

Scott Inman-Triumphant

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

Chris Allman-Greater Vision

Chris Allman-Greater Vision

Mike Bowling-The Bowling Family

Mike Bowling-The Bowling Family

Hope Bowling-The Bowling Family

Hope Bowling-The Bowling Family

 

Greater Vision, Gold City, 11th Hour, The Bowling Family, Karen Peck and New River, The Whisnants, Mark Trammell Quartet, Triumphant Quartet.

 

Thanks to Craig Harris for these great photos from Saturday night at NQC.

 

For more artist features, photos and stories, stay tuned to SGNScoops’ Facebook page.

Jeff Whisnant-The Whisnants

Jeff Whisnant-The Whisnants

Susan Whisnant-The Whisnants

Susan Whisnant-The Whisnants

Matthew Gooch, Austin Whisnant

Matthew Gooch, Austin Whisnant

 

Karen Peck-Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck-Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck-Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck-Karen Peck and New River

Ricky Brady, Kari Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson-Karen Peck and  New River

Ricky Brady, Kari Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson-Karen Peck and New River


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Ernie Haase and Signature Sound make Changes

Written by Staff on September 3, 2015 – 8:49 am -

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at NQC 2014 courtesy Candace Combs

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at NQC 2014 courtesy Candace Combs

From the Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Newsletter of September 1, 2015, Ernie Haase announced a couple of changes to the EHSS lineup. Here is what he said:

I’d like to take this opportunity to announce the newest member of the EHSS family.  His name is Tyler Vestal, and we are excited to have him on board!
Tyler Vestal

Tyler Vestal

If you have been to any of our summer concerts, I’m sure you’ve seen Tyler playing keyboards along with our own Wayne Haun on the piano.  Due to the success of StowTown Records, Wayne’s producer duties for all of the StowTown projects, his additional duties as a committee member on both the Grammy and Dove Awards panels, AND his brand new daily radio show heard on Solid Gospel Radio, Wayne is a verybusy man and will not be able to continue to go out with us every weekend.  So, you guessed it…this is where Tyler comes in!
Tyler has been learning the ropes from the best and he will be our new keyboardist.  But never fear…Wayne will continue to serve as our musical director and producer and will travel with us on the weekends when he is available to make sure we are continuing to do everything up to his standards!   He keeps us on our toes and we need that!

New Video featuring Dustin Doyle and Tyler Vestal
“Redemption Draweth Nigh”
So, here we grow again!  The EHSS family just keeps getting bigger and, in this case, MUCH YOUNGER!   I’m really enjoying having young Tyler and Dustin on the bus.  They bring back so many fond memories of my younger days with the Cathedrals, and I love the new and fresh ideas they are bringing to the table.
And in addition to all of this news, EHSS would like to wish young Tyler a Happy 24th Birthday onSeptember 6th!!  I have socks older than that!!! (I’ve always wanted to use that joke!)
I know you’re going to love getting to know Tyler, and to help you out with that, please check out his full Bio HERE.
Dustin Doyle

Dustin Doyle

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound recently added Dustin Doyle to the lineup after the departure of Doug Anderson. You can read more about Dustin HERE


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Through the Lens of Craig Harris: Gospel Music Greats in Pictures

Written by Staff on July 21, 2015 – 2:09 pm -

The Whisnants

The Whisnants

The National Quartet Convention once again hosted their Spring Break in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 16 through 18, 2015. Hundreds of eager fans filled Highview Baptist to

Ivan Parker

Ivan Parker

hear artist favorites including Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Triumphant, Ivan Parker, Whisnants, Booth Brothers, Isaacs, Mark Trammell Quartet, Legacy Five, Tribute, Hoppers, and the Sneed Family.

In this photomontage, SGN Scoops photographer Craig Harris, gives us an exciting look at the concerts that made this a truly wonderful break from the cold, snowy winter experienced by so many across the country. Thanks to NQC for whetting our appetites for a summer full of musical events and the swiftly approaching National Quartet Convention 2015!

For more features, pictures and artist columns, read the latest edition of SGN Scoops here.

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Jason Crabb to appear at JACKSON SINGS THE GOSPEL

Written by Staff on March 10, 2015 – 12:40 pm -

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Bill Bailey and Josh Franks present Jackson Sings The Gospel on July 15-18 in Jackson, TN.

Artists include: Mark Lowry, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, The Martins, Josh and Ashley Franks, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Jason Crabb, Triumphant Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Perrys, The Guardians, Ivan Parker, Gold City, Brian Free and Assurance, The McKameys, Karen Peck and New River, the Bowling Family, Michael English, The Nelons.

Tickets on sales now. For information go to Bill Bailey Concerts.


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