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Wacky Wednesday with Matt Linton

Written by Staff on August 29, 2018 – 5:57 pm -

Wacky Wednesday titleWacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists returns this month with some interesting questions for our panel. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers.

Wacky Wednesday with Matt Linton

Wacky Wednesday with Matt Linton

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…

Today our Wednesday is more unusual rather than wacky, as we talk to the unique Matt Linton. Matt recently appeared on the Abraham Productions’ Gatlinburg Gathering stage,  both as a soloist and as part of the grande finale. He is with Chapel Valley records, but makes his home in  Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Matt is an ordained minister and is married with three children.

Matt Linton onstage at Gatlinburg Gathering

Matt Linton onstage at Gatlinburg Gathering

Wacky Wednesday with Matt Linton

WW: Who taught you to tie your tie for the first time?

ML: My youth pastor.

WW: Who puts on the kettle first thing in the morning?

ML: My wife

WW: Do your spend devotional time separately or as group on the bus?

ML: Separately

WW: If you could change jobs for one day, what would that be?

ML: Police officer

WW: What foreign country is on your bucket-list to visit? 

ML: Australia

Matt Linton onstage at Gatlinburg GatheringWW: If a quartet would step on your door to sing, who would you choose?

ML: Gaither Vocal Band

WW: Do you get recognized when you visit a shopping mall in a place where you’re singing? 

ML: Sometimes

WW: What’s in your CD player at the moment?

ML: Karen Peck and New River

WW: If you had $10,000 to give to a mission, where would you donate your money?

ML: To starting new churches

WW: How many miles do you travel a year on the bus?

ML: 75,000 miles!

Thanks Matt Linton!

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Karen Peck and New River Anticipate Gatlinburg Gathering

Written by Staff on August 17, 2016 – 9:37 am -

Karen Peck and New River Anticipate Gatlinburg Gathering

Karen Peck and New River Anticipate Gatlinburg Gathering

Dahlonega, Georgia (August 16, 2016) Karen Peck and New River is gearing up for one of the most exciting events taking place in Tennessee this fall, the Gatlinburg Gathering. This year’s event starts Wednesday, August 17th and continues through the 20th in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg Gathering has become a perennial favorite for Gospel Music fans as well as those who love to hear renowned speakers share the Word.

Canton Junction

Canton Junction

The location is a family friendly environment that allows attendees to enjoy the shopping of Gatlinburg as well as Pigeon Forge. This area also has many fun family attractions and sights to keep the parents, children, and grand-parents entertained between concerts.

Karen stated, “As always we are looking forward to the Abraham Productions event in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg Gathering is a very special week of fantastic music and preaching. I love being a part of Abraham Productions because I feel like we are making an impact in this world for the Lord. I hope that every one is making plans to be there this week. I promise you will be blessed!”



Some of your favorite artists will be performing including Ivan Parker, Canton Junction, Jason Crabb, The Hoppers, Tribute, Isaacs, Booth Brothers, Whisnants, HIGHROAD, Karen Peck and New River and more.

For more information about artists, speakers, times, and tickets go to http://www.abrahamproductions.net/gatlinburg_gathering.php.

Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb

If you would like to interview Karen Peck and New River contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River click here.

You can follow the group on FaceBook or  or on Twitter .

Karen Peck and New River is booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at http://www.harperagency.com or by E-mail at info@harperagency.com.


Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

About Karen Peck and New River

No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River is a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.

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Congratulations Ray Flynn and Family

Written by scoopsnews on January 14, 2016 – 8:32 am -


The Happy Grandparents Ray and Denise Flynn

From Ray’s Facebook :

Baby Emmy born at 4:02 am. Ashley and baby Emmy are doing well and me and Denise are grandparents!


Congratulations to you all from SGN SCOOPS!


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SGN Scoops attends the Gatlinburg Gathering of Abraham Productions

Written by Staff on September 10, 2015 – 1:47 pm -

Photographs by Erin Stevens, Photos For Keeps



Booth Brothers and the Collingsworth Family

Booth Brothers and the Collingsworth Family

The Gatlinburg Gathering was held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg on the weekend of August 19-22. Erin Stevens was there to photograph the event and she shared these pictures with us! Some of the artists that Erin captured on stage included: The Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Triumphant, Tribute, Talleys, Brian Free and Assurance, The Collingsworth Family, Jason Crabb,

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Erwins, Ivan Parker, Karen Peck and New River, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Primitive Quartet.

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers


Be sure to make your plans to attend the Gatlinburg Gathering next year.


For more information on Abraham Productions various events throughout the year, visit them online. 

Brian Free and Assurance

Brian Free and Assurance

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family



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For more pictures from the Gatlinburg Gathering by Erin Stevens of Photos For Keeps, click below.

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Abraham Productions Announces Date Change For Gatlinburg Gathering

Written by SGN Scoops on September 5, 2012 – 1:16 pm -

Clemmons, NC – Abraham Productions President, Ray Flynn, announced this week that the Gatlinburg Gathering, a successful Southern Gospel event which has been held in Gatlinburg, TN on Labor Day Weekend for the past decade, will move to July 3-6 in 2013.  It has not been determined if this will be a temporary or permanent change for the event at this time.

In recent years, the event has seen significant growth and expansion, and continues to feature the top national names in Southern Gospel Music, as well as the nation’s most prominent speakers, evangelists and pastors.

Flynn said that Abraham Productions and its Board of Directors have considered the move for a period of time; however, the decision was not made until the day before this year’s event started on August 30.  Flynn stated that many factors played into this move, but one of the most important reasons is to hopefully help bring attention to the need for America to return to its Christian values and heritage.

During the announcement of the change in date to the concert attendees, Flynn encouraged them to bring their adult children and grandchildren to the July 3-6, 2013 event.  The event in July will still feature the biggest names in Southern Gospel Music, as well as quality speakers. Additionally, several unique showcases and will also allow attendees to experience a very exciting midnight Independence Day Parade through the main street in Gatlinburg. The parade will salute the valiant men and women of our military services, who Flynn called the real heroes of America. After the concert ends at approximately 10:30pm on July 3, all attendees will be given free Christian and American flags to take to the parade.

At present time, almost all of the Southern Gospel artists who performed on this year’s event had already committed to perform during the new dates in July 2013. Additionally, even some additional groups will be added to make the Gatlinburg Gathering a highly attractive event for Southern Gospel Music fans.

In 2012, attendance was near capacity each day with people who traveled from more than 30 states to attend the Gathering at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, which has become a favorite among Southern Gospel Music fans.
A complete list of featured artists and speakers scheduled to appear at the event in 2013 will soon be made available at www.abrahamproductions.net.

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