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Fox News’ Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC

Written by Staff on August 26, 2019 – 10:08 am -

Todd Starnes, Journalist, Will Tape Show, Starnes Country, to Feature Gospel Music’s Largest Annual Event

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 26, 2019) – NQC (the National Quartet Convention) has announced that Todd Starnes, celebrated Fox News journalist, will appear during the 2019 National Quartet Convention. Todd will speak during the NQC Chapel service on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 10:00 AM.

Additionally, Starnes will be covering the NQC on his signature show Starnes Country, which is on Fox Nation.

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQCStarnes Country is a news magazine-style program where Todd travels the heartland, providing commentary on the political and cultural issues of the day with his signature southern humor and conservative style.

NQC will be featured during one of the upcoming episodes of the new show. Air dates and times will be announced at a later date.

“Todd Starnes has been a long-time friend of the NQC, and we are delighted to welcome him back to the event,” states Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of the National Quartet Convention. “We are also thrilled that he and his producers have decided to make NQC the focus of one of the episodes of Starnes Country.

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC“My family has been attending the National Quartet Convention for a number of years,” says Todd Starnes. “It’s the premier event for Southern Gospel fans and I’m excited to be able to share that story with the rest of the nation.”

Todd Starnes is an American conservative columnist, commentator, author and radio host. He has appeared on multiple Fox News programs and In June 2017 began hosting a syndicated talk radio show on Fox News Radio.

NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.

The 2019 NQC will be held in Pigeon Forge, TN at the LeConte Center from Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Saturday, September 28, 2019.

For schedule, admission and all other information, visit www.NQConline.com

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Williamsons Guest Of Fox News And Kelly Wright

Written by Staff on August 29, 2017 – 3:15 pm -

Williamsons Guest Of Fox News And Kelly Wright

Williamsons Guest Of
Fox News And Kelly Wright

Nashville, TN (August 29, 2017) The Williamsons recently finished up an East coast tour that took them to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. During their trip they had a few days off between concert appearances. The award- winning group spent time sightseeing in New York City. While in NYC they visited Time Square, the 9/11 Memorial, Chinatown, Little Italy and more. But, the highlight of their time in the Big Apple was getting to be the guest at Fox News.

At the National Quartet Convention in 2016, Darin Hebert formed a friendship with Fox News anchor Kelly Wright. Known primarily for his time on Fox News, Kelly Wright is also a Gospel singer and minister. Darin told Kelly they were in NYC and Kelly said, “I work Monday night. Come on over and I’ll show you around!” Kelly showed them around the Fox News campus, including various broadcast studios. “We were able to meet a few news contributors and Jesse Waters waved to us as he was running to do “The Five,” stated Donnie Williamson.

Kelly Wright in August 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Kelly Wright in August 2017 SGNScoops

Kelly Wright’s alma mater is Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Ok, the home state of the Williamsons. “Kelly mentioned how he’d like to return to Oklahoma to minister. That was all it took and we are now planning a Williamsons/Kelly Wright week in the Sooner State – hopefully in the spring of 2018. We want to thank Kelly Wright and Fox News for being so gracious and showing us a wonderful time,” added Donnie.

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About The Williamsons

Williamsons Celebrate Successful Spring, Prepare For Kenya Missions Trip

Williamsons

With musical roots going back to 1961, the Williamsons have solidified themselves as one of Gospel Music’s premier mixed groups. They have had numerous Top 20 Singing News hit songs including a #1 song, “Shout.” The Williamsons have appeared at major events including the National Quartet Convention, Silver Dollar City, Dollywood and many more. Fans have embraced this incredible group and have honored them with multiple awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Mixed Group of the Year.

The Williamsons ministry has reached millions around the world. They have appeared on television shows such as Daystar’s Gospel Music Showcase and on the TBN network. They have also ministered on missions trips to Kenya.

The Williamsons are signed to the Family Music Group record label and are represented by Butler Music Group.

 

About Butler Music Group

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson.

BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson. Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

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RICKY SKAGGS, LARRY GATLIN AND MIKE HUCKABEE TALK ISRAEL ON THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL March 29

Written by SGN Scoops on March 28, 2014 – 5:22 am -

Absolute Publicity, Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2014) – This weekend on the Fox News Channel‘s America’s News HQ, country music legends RICKY SKAGGS and LARRY GATLIN, as well as GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE, will larry, rickyappear to discuss their recent trip to Israel.
Last month, Skaggs and Gatlin ventured to the Holy Land, traveling alongside Governor Huckabee for a weeklong tour of the region.  Governor Huckabee travels to Israel each year to guide a tour of the region and provide historical commentary.  The two country legends accompanied him as personal friends and to perform in many historic locations along the way.
Skaggs, Gatlin and Huckabee will appear on the national news show this SaturdayMarch 29 at 12:50 PM ET.

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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir to perform for Fox News Christmas Eve Special

Written by SGN Scoops on December 17, 2013 – 8:43 pm -

imageBrooklyn, NY –The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir will perform for the Fox News Channel’s Christmas Eve special “A FOX & Friends Christmas” set to broadcast at 8:00 pm Eastern on December 24.  The two-hour event will feature several entertainment guests including comedian Jeff Dunham, country music artist Craig Morgan, singer Leona Lewis, and X Factor finalist Carlos Guevara, among others. Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade as well as  FOX & Friends Weekend co-hosts Tucker Carlson, Anna Kooiman and Clayton Morris will interview Governor Sarah Palin, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, along with other notable guests.

Now in its 40th year, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir kicked the year off by singing “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to a worldwide television audience of over a billion people. The Choir was featured on the cover of The New York Times and highlighted in Time Magazine.  Their 27th album, “Love Lead The Way,” debuted at #1 on iTunes Christian/Gospel albums chart.

Directed by Carol Cymbala, wife to Pastor Jim Cymbala, the 300-voice choir is a blend of ethnic and economic backgrounds, with members ranging from lawyers and doctors to former drug addicts.  Since its inception when the Choir began with only nine members, Carol has never read music – though she has written numerous hit songs—and the choir has never used charts.  To Carol, the purpose of a church choir is very specific and very essential.

“The ultimate purpose of a choir is to lead the congregation into the presence of God,” says Carol.  “Prayer is vital.  Preparing the choir spiritually is so important. I do feel strongly that the idea of many voices lifted up to the Lord, unified and in harmony, is a powerful thing. We also read of choirs in the Bible going forth and singing before the battles were waged. Beyond singing, it is also being able to minister personally to those hurting or in need of Jesus.”

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has performed at major music venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden.  Their accolades include six Grammy Awards, seven Dove Awards (Gospel Music’s Grammy equivalent), two #1 Billboard charting CDs and over four million albums sold.  For more information, visitwww.BrooklynTabernacle.org.

 


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JASON CRABB EARNS MULTIPLE DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Written by SGN Scoops on August 23, 2013 – 1:37 pm -

Nashville, Tenn.) August 23, 2013 – JASON CRABB, esteemed vocalist, songwimageriter, musician, author, and actor, garnered several nominations for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards in a press conference from Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN earlier this week. Love Is Stronger, the latest release from this 17-time Dove Award and Grammy winner, was honored for it’s genre-crossing format receiving nods in six categories.
With a trio of heavyweight producers – Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash andWayne Haun – Crabb’s latest release, Love Is Stronger (Gaither Music Group), transcended musical boundaries and resonated with music lovers and critics alike. The project – praised by The Associated Press, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News, and Billboard, among others – received nominations for Song of the Year, Inspirational Album of the Year, Country Song of the Year, Inspirational Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance of the Year,and Southern Gospel Song of the Year. Clearly, the industry has once again taken notice of the soulful voice and power-packed delivery of Jason Crabb.
“With a heart full of gratitude, I say thank you to the GMA and all the members for honoring this project,” said Crabb. “Being blessed to work with Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash, and Wayne Haun to record these amazing songs penned by some of the most gifted writers was a special time for me. Truly, the entire process was a team effort – from the players, to the writers and everyone in between – this is a time of celebration for all of us!”
In addition to the nominations, Crabb appeared during the press conference announcing nominations for several categories.
Crabb is currently on the road with his Love Is Stronger tour and is set to make a major tour announcement in the next few days. Additonally, the gifted communicator has just released the first of ten books in a children series called One God, One You, introducing the character Jase® Crabb – A Crabb On A Mission. The book is currently available atwww.JaseCrabb.com.
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 7:30 PM CST.  The awards show will be televised on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM CST exclusively on the UP! Television Network. Tickets are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville, TN and at TicketsNashville.com.
Full List of Nominations for Jason Crabb:
  • SONG OF THE YEAR:

    “What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, writers Ronnie  Freeman, Tony Wood, (publisher) Universal Music  Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP) // Lehajoes Music  (ASCAP) // Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP) // Songs From Exit 71 (ASCAP)

  • SOUTHERN GOSPEL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:

    “What The Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, Gaither Music Group, producer Wayne Haun

  • INSPIRATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR:

    “Satisfied”, Jason Crabb , writers Tony Wood, Ronnie Freeman

  • SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR:

    “What the Blood Is For”, Jason Crabb, writers Ronnie Freeman, Tony Wood

  • COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR:

    “God’s Up to Something”, Jason Crabb, writers Terry Allen Dennis, Garret W. Parris

  • INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

    Love Is Stronger, Jason Crabb, producers Jay DeMarcus,  Ed Cash, Wayne Haun

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AARON & AMANDA CRABB FEATURED ON FOXNEWS.COM’S ‘SPIRITED DEBATE’

Written by SGN Scoops on May 15, 2013 – 9:55 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriters and worship leaders Aaron & Amanda Crabb appeared Friday on A_AFox2FOXNews.com/Live’s “Spirited Debate.” Interviewed from San Antonio by FOX News Channel religion correspondent Lauren Green in New York, the duo discussed their recently released, critically-acclaimed fourth recording, Mercy (Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution).

During the segment, the couple also gave a special acoustic performance of “If I’m Guilty.” Featured on Mercy, the song was co-penned by Aaron’s father, award-winning songwriter Gerald Crabb, along with Tony Wood and Don Poythress.

A member of Southern Gospel’s legendary Crabb Family, Aaron Crabb and his wife Amanda have released three acclaimed projects as a duo—2008’s Dove-nominated After the Rain, 2009’s CD/DVD Live at Oaktree, and 2010’s Love With No End. Their latest effort, Mercy, features 11 songs revealing a decidedly country direction for the couple, including the album’s debut mainstream country radio single “I’m Learning,” and the multi-format Christian radio single “Take Him To The Place.” Aaron & Amanda Crabb also serve as worship leaders at San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church.

To view Aaron & Amanda Crabb’s performance of “If I’m Guilty” on FOXNews.com/Live’Spirited Debate,” visit:
http://video.foxnews.com/v/2371966507001/the-crabbs-perform/?playlist_id=931078471001

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Kelly Wright Inducted Into The Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors

Written by SGN Scoops on April 27, 2012 – 2:17 pm -

Hendersonville, TN (April 26, 2012) – Morehouse College recently inducted Fox News Anchor, Kelly Wright, into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors based on his work with the Beyond The Dream series on Fox News.  This honor is extended to individuals who have demonstrated the philosophies and principles of Dr. King. “What it means for me to receive this award, it’s just a fantastic feeling of appreciation not only to Morehouse, but to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” shares Kelly Wright on his inductions.  “All my life, I grew up hoping that in some way, some small way, I could duplicate or emulate some of the things he did.”

Best known for his work as an anchor and reporter on Fox News, Kelly Wright has had the opportunity to interview numerous politicians and public features ranging from then Senator Obama and First Lady Laura Bush, to Muhammad Ali, T.D. Jakes, and Joel Osteen.  Beyond his success in journalism, Kelly is also an ordained minister and Christian recording artist, who regularly appears as a musical guest on Fox News’ Huckabee show.  His debut project on Daywind Records, Goodness & Mercy, released to retail last spring and features the radio single, “How He Loves.”

 

Goodness & Mercy is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.

 

Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  In addition to Kelly Wright, Daywind is home to many other great artists such as Greater Vision and Legacy Five, among others.  For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.


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Fox News Anchor & Recording Artist, Kelly Wright, To Feature New Project on The Huckabee Show

Written by SGN Scoops on October 21, 2011 – 11:35 am -

Hendersonville, TN (October 21, 2011) – Best known for his work as an anchor and reporter on Fox News, Kelly Wright has had the opportunity to interview numerous politicians and public features ranging from then Senator Obama and First Lady Laura Bush, to Muhammad Ali, T.D. Jakes, and Joel Osteen.  Beyond his success in journalism, Kelly is also an ordained minister and Christian recording artist.  His newest project on Daywind Records, entitled Goodness & Mercy, releases this week and features songs that motivate, inspire, and promote hope in a time of widespread hopelessness.
Kelly Wright will celebrate the release of Goodness & Mercy with an appearance on Fox News’ Huckabee show.  The program, hosted by Mike Huckabee, will air on Saturday, October 22nd, at 8pm EST, and again on Sunday night at 8pm EST.

The CD, produced by Tyrone Dickerson, features several original songs co-written by Kelly, including “Thank You Lord” and “It Could Have Been You Or Me,” as well as his interpretation of well-known favorites like “I Can Only Imagine” and “Sometimes I Cry.”   Radio singles will be released to various radio formats in the coming weeks. 

Goodness & Mercy is available exclusively at Family Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  Daywind is home to such great artists as Greater Vision, Legacy Five and Marshall Hall, among others.
For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.  For more information on Kelly Wright, visit facebook.com/kellywright.
 

Hendersonville, TN (October 21, 2011) – Best known for his work as an anchor and reporter on Fox News, Kelly Wright has had the opportunity to interview numerous politicians and public features ranging from then Senator Obama and First Lady Laura Bush, to Muhammad Ali, T.D. Jakes, and Joel Osteen.  Beyond his success in journalism, Kelly is also an ordained minister and Christian recording artist.  His newest project on Daywind Records, entitled Goodness & Mercy, releases this week and features songs that motivate, inspire, and promote hope in a time of widespread hopelessness.
Kelly Wright will celebrate the release of Goodness & Mercy with an appearance on Fox News’ Huckabee show.  The program, hosted by Mike Huckabee, will air on Saturday, October 22nd, at 8pm EST, and again on Sunday night at 8pm EST.

The CD, produced by Tyrone Dickerson, features several original songs co-written by Kelly, including “Thank You Lord” and “It Could Have Been You Or Me,” as well as his interpretation of well-known favorites like “I Can Only Imagine” and “Sometimes I Cry.”   Radio singles will be released to various radio formats in the coming weeks. 

Goodness & Mercy is available exclusively at Family Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  Daywind is home to such great artists as Greater Vision, Legacy Five and Marshall Hall, among others.
For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.  For more information on Kelly Wright, visit facebook.com/kellywright.


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Secular Media Embracing 2011 National Quartet Convention – Annual Event Continues Through Saturday

Written by SGN Scoops on September 16, 2011 – 6:45 pm -

Louisville, KY – The National Quartet Convention, which originally began in 1957 in Memphis, TN, has grown to become Christian music’s largest annual event. The seven-night musical extravaganza, taking place this week in Louisville, KY, has captured the attention of both local and national media.  The Grammy-nominated recording artist, Triumphant Quartet, was featured on Tuesday afternoon, as the Quartet represented the NQC on the popular Terry Meiners program, which airs on WHAS Radio.

On Wednesday morning, Dollywood Theme Park’s host quartet, The Kingdom Heirs were featured on Great Day Live, which airs on WHAS Channel 11, Louisville’s ABC affiliate. The quartet shared their smooth vocal stylings with listeners of the program and were interviewed by the show’s co-hosts, Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt (pictured in attached jpg with The Kingdom Heirs).

Fox News reporter, Kelly Wright was on hand at this week’s Convention, enjoying the sights and sounds, as well as interviewing featured performers and speakers, including former Attorney General John Ashcroft, who was a part of Wednesday night and Thursday morning’s programs. Wright also made a guest appearance on Tuesday evening’s line-up and delighted attendees with his energy and excitement, exceptional vocal ability and inspiring message.

The 2011 event continues through Saturday, and will feature appearances by the multi-Grammy Award winning Gaither Vocal Band, as well as Dove Award winning recording artist, The Isaacs. Both groups will appear on Friday evening’s program in Freedom Hall.

Renown author, speaker and Senior Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, CA, Dr David Jeremiah will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday, while Dr Charles Stanley, founder of In Touch Ministries, will be featured on Saturday.

Individuals unable to attend the National Quartet Convention in person have the opportunity to watch  performances taking place in Freedom Hall live, as it happens, or on demand through the NQC’s popular webcast, www.nqconlinec.com. All events taking place in Freedom Hall throughout NQC Week are available through the webcast.

Seats are available for all afternoon showcases and evening concerts on Friday and Saturday, and may be purchased in the North Wing lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. Visit www.nqconline.com for a complete schedule of events.


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