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New Ground Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 17, 2018 – 2:36 pm -

New Ground Celebrates Silver Anniversary

New Ground
Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago a group of friends met just to see what it would “sound like” as a gospel trio and possibly begin a ministry singing songs for Him!!!  With the intention to sing a few church services, gospel events and wherever the call came from this chance meeting is now celebrating their Silver Anniversary.

 

New Ground is enjoying  gospel music without compromise. It’s been an extraordinary quarter of a century, with over 3500 sings behind them — from their hometown of Scottsboro, Alabama to Juneau, Alaska, then onwards to Scotland with many states and countries in between, the group remains true today and as they continue to  look ahead for more opportunities to further His Name in song!!!

 

Dale and Robbie Maxwell, founding members of New Ground, are still going strong in their belief that the Lord appointed this union to carry His Word thru music.   They are joined by David Owens, who is celebrating 21 years with New Ground, and Mickey Bell, who has recently returned from his previous stint with the group, as the piano player.

 

Be watching for many year long celebration events from this exciting Trio during 2018!!!!


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Doug Anderson Signs With The Covenant Agency

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 17, 2018 – 9:17 am -

Doug Anderson Signs With The Covenant Agency

Doug Anderson Signs With The Covenant Agency

Nashville, TN (January 17, 2018)StowTown Records artist Doug Anderson is thrilled to join The Covenant Agency roster. Bill Evilsizer and The Covenant Agency have been booking Gospel music performers for over 7 years and are based out of Indiana. They anticipate great things for Doug as they will handle booking him for solo dates. 

“I’m honored to be working with Bill and his staff at The Covenant Agency,” Anderson said. “God has blessed me so much and this opportunity is one more testament of His faithfulness. I can’t wait to see how God is going to use us in 2018 and beyond!”
Doug is currently touring in support of his current project, The Only One. To book Doug Anderson for a Back Porch Tour date, call The Covenant Agency at (812) 292-0069.

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Please Pray For Mike Watson

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 13, 2018 – 8:07 pm -

Please Pray For Mike Watson

Please Pray For Mike Watson

Mike Watson, one of the founding members of Exodus, from Gadsden, Al had a follow-up visit this week with his doctors about his previous Cancer. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we tell you the Cancer has returned and the diagnosis is incurable.
There will be no Chemo or Radiation treatments.
Mike chooses to spend his days with family, friends, attending his home Church and attending sings with the gospel group God Placed him in some 6 years ago.
Therefore the members of Exodus are having a very special CELEBRATION SING/ BENEFIT FOR MIKE AND HIS FAMILY
(Please view flyer for full details)

The location is: The Church At-Wills Creek
Thursday, February 1st
Spaghetti supper at 6:00 ($5.00)
The concert begins at 6:30. All proceeds go to Mike and his family.

Message from Mike:
Though we may not always understand God’s will, we know that Gods will and timing are perfect.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Though this is a very trying time for myself and my family, our faith has NOT Weakened
Nor wavered FOR GOD IS IN CONTROL.

As many of you may know the expenses, Mike and his family are facing are countless.
Please join us February 1st @ 6:00 pm
In helping Mike and his family meet this great need.

A very special thank you!!!!

Jason Ellen ( pastor of The Church at Wills Creek) without you we would not have this great venue!! We are SO grateful!!

Members of Higher Ground Baptist Church
For supplying the food for the spaghetti dinner

Pat Barker, Robbie and Dale Maxwell, David Owens and Mickey Bell
For using your God given talents to help others who are in need!

We love you guys and are so blessed to know you all!! Thank you for ALL you’ve done to make this Benefit HAPPEN!!
We love you all!!!

Mike, Becky, Cole, Susan, Mary, Hannah
And all the Watson family

https://www.gofundme.com/expen

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Country and Gospel Music Icons the Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys Join Together for All-new CD and DVD Recordings

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 9, 2018 – 4:11 pm -

Country and Gospel Music Icons the Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys Join Together for All-new CD and DVD Recordings

Country and Gospel Music Icons the Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys Join Together for All-new CD and DVD Recordings

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—January 9th–Country and gospel music icons the Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys recently joined together for a special LIVE recording of classic hits and timeless gospel favorites.  The three GRAMMY®, CMA, ACM and GMA DOVE Award-winning artists reflected on their gospel music roots and influences, performed some of their most popular songs and combined harmonies for numerous once-in-a-lifetime collaborations. 

The event resulted in two CD and DVD collections entitled Country Roots and Gospel Favorites and A Few Good Men, hosted by ASCAP Songwriter of the Century Bill Gaither.  The sing-along was recorded at Gaither Music Group’s Studio C, known as the setting for many Gaither HOMECOMING video tapings over the past three decades.   
In addition to popular songs from three of the most recognized groups in country and gospel music, the DVDs feature a visit inside the Gaither Hall of Honor with Gaither, Larry Gatlin and Oak Ridge Boy Joe Bonsall.  These music legends–members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry–reminisced about their longtime friendships, shared memories from all-night singings at the legendary Stamps Music School and discussed the importance of gospel music in their lives throughout their careers. 
“It was a dream come true!” stated Bill Gaither.  “The three groups – The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gatlins and the Gaither Vocal Band–what a reunion and what a happening…”
“Bill and I have been talking about doing a special with these three groups for a long time,” stated Oak Ridge Boy Duane Allen.  “It all finally came together—three groups with roots in gospel music, singing separately and together, on some of the great gospel songs and on each other’s hit songs.  It was a full day of singing and sharing how God has blessed all of us in special ways.”
Full of emotion and camaraderie, these recordings highlight The Oaks Ridge Boys’ unmistakable four-part harmony, the compelling arrangements of the Gaither Vocal Band and the soothing family blends of The Gatlin Brothers.  Fans will enjoy inspiring stories, anecdotes and hits such as “He Touched Me,” “Thank God for Kids,” “All the Gold in California,” “Loving God, Loving Each Other,” “Elvira,” “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You),” “Chain Breaker” and more.  The three groups are each touring nationally in 2018.
To enjoy a promotional video from the taping sessions, visit:
Country Roots and Gospel Favorites and A Few Good Men will premiere as a TV special on RFD-TV on January 18th, January 20th, January 25th and January 27th.  The special will also air on a large number of networks including PBS, DirecTV, Dish TV, AT&T U-verse, TBN, GaitherTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. In Canada it will air on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, CTS and Hope TV.
The releases will be promoted via RFD-TV’s web properties and social media, RFD-TV Magazine, the Gaither Spring Catalog, the Gaither Music Group web site, label and artist social media campaigns, the Gaither TV YouTube page and SIRIUS XM’s enLighten Channel.
The DVD and CD recordings are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and will be available on January 26th, throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and Gaither.com.  It is currently available for pre-sale at Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, LifeWay.com and Gaither.com.  
The top-selling Gaither HOMECOMING Series, known worldwide for its TV specials and arena tours, has become a household name among gospel music lovers since its early days when the concerts featured such legendary artists as Jake Hess, Vestal and Howard Goodman, George Younce, Glen Payne, Dottie Rambo, Hovie Lister and many more gospel music mainstays.
For further information about these new releases and the Gaither Homecoming family of artists visit:
Twitter:  @Gaithermusic

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Wonderful Winter Weekend with “BOB & SHARON CORNELL”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 6, 2018 – 10:31 am -

Wonderful Winter Weekend with "BOB & SHARON CORNELL"

Wonderful Winter Weekend with “BOB & SHARON CORNELL”

People’s Tabernacle Church, 64 Airways Blvd, Savannah, TN will host a Wonderful Winter Weekend with “BOB & SHARON CORNELL” from Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and SonLife Broadcasting Network from Baton Rouge, LA. Services will be on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 6:00PM and Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10:30AM & 6:00PM. Pastor Josh & Ashley Franks will also appear. For more information, go to www.joshandashleyfranks.com

 


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Grammy Winning Recording Artist, David Phelps Teams With Cana’s Voice To Present The Big Voice Tour

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 7, 2017 – 9:02 am -

Grammy Winning Recording Artist, David Phelps Teams With Cana's Voice To Present The Big Voice Tour

Grammy Winning Recording Artist,
David Phelps Teams With Cana’s Voice
To Present The Big Voice Tour

(Johnson City, TN)… One of the most unmistakable voices to ever step onto a concert stage is Grammy winning recording artist, David Phelps. Once a childhood musical prodigy from Tomball, TX, Phelps earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Baylor University. Since then, he has become a nationally celebrated vocalist, whose gifts and talents are matched by none. Perhaps best known as the powerful tenor for the multiple Grammy and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, a group he traveled with for nearly two decades, Phelps is constantly building on a career that has already been groundbreaking. Emerging as a leading voice in Christian music, Phelps has been winning the hearts of audiences all over the world for more than two decades. He has performed at numerous prestigious venues across the globe, including the White House, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. His electrifying voice has moved audiences from all walks of life, crossing generational and stylistic barriers.

Over the years, Phelps has shared the stage with many of the most elite singers and musicians to ever grace a concert stage. In January and February of 2018, Phelps will team with three of music’s talented vocalists as he partners with popular musical trio, Cana’s Voice to present The Big Voice Tour. This event is expected to attract listeners of all ages, as it will be a night the entire family will enjoy, regardless of stylistic preferences.

Comprised of iconic Gospel singers, Jody McBrayer (formerly of Avalon), TaRanda Greene (formerly of The Greenes) and Doug Anderson (formerly of Signature Sound), Cana’s Voice is quickly capturing the attention of music lovers from varying genres. In 2016, the trio released their very first recording, “This Changes Everything,” which has appeared in Soundscans’ Top 20 Sales for Inspirational recordings since its release. The group has been featured at numerous events with several of the nation’s most well known pastors, including Dr David Jeremiah, John Hagee and Jim Cymbala. Additionally the group performed for the National Day of Prayer in Washington, DC.

IMC Concerts will serve as promoter of The Big Voice Tour and will be offering General Admission Seating, as well as Artist Circle Seating and a variety of Family Packages, in addition to VIP tickets, allowing concert attendees early admittance, preferred seating, a private exclusive Meet and Greet session and a souvenir autographed tour lanyard. “We are extremely excited about the vocal combinations that will be featured on The Big Voice Tour,” states IMC President, Landon Beene.  “Each night will feature the most talented voices to ever take a platform. This will be an evening any music lover will appreciate and absolutely love.”

Many of the songs featured on The Big Voice Tour are included on Phelps’ Hymnal recording, which showcases masterful vocals and lush arrangements of such cherished gems as “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Victory In Jesus” and “It Is Well With My Soul.” Each song takes the listener on a journey of inspiration and worship in song.

Complete information regarding The Big Voice Tour is available online at www.imcconcerts.com.


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LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS PERFORM “AN AMERICAN WITH A REMINGTON” ON FOX & FRIENDS

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 23, 2015 – 1:49 pm -

LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS PERFORM "AN AMERICAN WITH A REMINGTON" ON FOX & FRIENDS

LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS PERFORM
“AN AMERICAN WITH A REMINGTON” ON FOX & FRIENDS

Nashville, Tenn. (July 23, 2015) – On this morning’s edition of Fox & Friends,  Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, performed their latest single, “An American With A Remington.”

Watch the performance HERE.
The new patriotic tune is included on the brothers’ forthcoming 60th anniversary album, The Gospel According to Gatlin.  The new project is slated to be released by Curb Records later this year.
“An American With A Remington” is available for download now on iTunes.

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Dino, Larnelle Harris, Sandi Patty, and Robert Stearns to Honor Israel at Carnegie Hall

Written by SGN Scoops on January 31, 2013 – 3:43 pm -

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Well-respected, award-winning Christian recording artists are honoring Israel this spring in a gala benefit concert being hosted at Carnegie Hall by pianist Dino Kartsonakis and his wife Cheryl.

The special “Honoring Israel at Carnegie Hall” concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the world famous venue. The event will feature performances, from the Philadelphia Boys Choir, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, and The Christian Cultural Center Chorale as well as the musical talents of Robert Stearns, operatic tenor Daniel Rodriguez, and Grammy and Dove Award-winning singers Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris.

“Anti-semitism is on the rise, and Israel is now surrounded by nations committed to her destruction,” world-famous piano artist Dino said. “Cheryl and I have always prioritized praying and working for the peace of Jerusalem. My friends, it is vital that we stand together.”

Robert Stearns, founder of Eagles’ Wings, and a global leader in Jewish-Christian relations, said, “The evening of music will celebrate our nation’s longstanding and unbreakable bond with Israel at one of Manhattan’s most prestigious venues.”

“There has never been a time in our nation’s history that our public and private bond with Israel has been more critical,” Stearns said. “With this historic concert, we hope to make it clear that New York stands with Israel.”

Proceeds from the event will go to feed hungry Jews, Arabs and Druze in Israel through humanitarian non-profit, “Hope for Zion” as well as to help build a prayer and study center in Migdal Arbel, Israel, whose mission is to cultivate a love and understanding for the people and nation of Israel.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.carnegiehall.org or call 212-247-7800.


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New Children’s Album Records a “First”

Written by SGN Scoops on November 14, 2012 – 4:36 am -

Nashville, TN Cedarmont Kids® has announced the release of the 46th album in their multi-million-selling series.   The new CD, Gospel Sunday School Songs, features 15 Gospel classics and spirituals, including Free At Last , a song made famous in the iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. speech in 1963.  According to the label, this album marks the first time Free At Last has been featured on any children’s recording project.  Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, Cedarmont Kids has sold over 21 million albums and garnered numerous Platinum and Gold certifications for both its audio and video titles.  Mike and Sue Gay, owners of the Cedarmont label, say this new project was of special significance.

“We spent several years researching songs for this new release, looking for special ‘jewels’ from the African-American church,” says Sue. “We fell in love with songs like My Soul Is a Witness For My Lord, Guide My Feet, and The Welcome Table.  Then one day, we came across Free At Last and were so moved.  Immediately, we knew that it needed to be on the CD so that kids could learn this wonderful song.”

Gospel Sunday School Songs was recorded in Cedarmont’s state-of-the-art studio, using some of the most sought-after musicians in Nashville. “I think this is the best CD we’ve ever done,” says Mike. “The players were fantastic, and Sue directed the kids in the choir to sing with authenticity and energy. To top it off, we were blessed to work with some talented young soloists like MaKenzie McGuire and Quintavious Johnson.” Johnson, age 10 (pictured above), is a frequent soloist in his hometown of Franklin, Tennessee and recently won first place in the Fourth Annual Demi Lobo national talent contest held in Chicago. Johnson won first place in the Most Talented Under 12 competition, beating out 25 other finalists from nine states. “He blew us away with his talent and spirit,” Mike adds.  

Cedarmont has built a broad customer base by focusing on well-known classic songs and selling their products at affordable prices. Their diversified catalog now features 46 CDs on five labels:
Cedamont Kids® Classics
Cedarmont Kids Gospel®
Cedarmont Niños®
Cedarmont Baby®
Cedarmont Worship for Kids®

Fifteen of these titles were Spanish releases. They have also developed a series of eleven DVDs, which are live-action, sing-along versions of the audio recordings.
  

During the production of Gospel Sunday School Songs, Mike shared a story his grandfather told him about growing up in rural southern Georgia where the family traveled to church in a horse-drawn wagon. During bad weather, they would often worship at an African-American church that was much closer to their home. They were always made to feel welcome, even during the tense years of segregation.

“It was not uncommon back then,” explains Mike, “for white families to visit African-American churches, even though it was a segregated society.  As a result of their fellowship, many wonderful spirituals were transplanted and became well-known in churches of all denominations.  We hope this new CD will enable people to share these special songs with today’s children so that there will be a renewed spirit of sharing and fellowship to a whole new generation.”


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ANNIE MOSES BAND ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “BLUSH,” NOVEMBER 18th ON GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY TELEVISION (GAC)

Written by SGN Scoops on November 13, 2012 – 2:28 pm -

Los Angeles, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2012) – On November 18th, Billboard charting Annie Moses Band will debut the music video for their first radio single “Blush” on Great American Country television (GAC). Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence.  To coincide with the music video debut, Annie Moses Band has launched a pledge titled “Blush Beliefs,” where listeners can show their support for the values behind the song. “Blush” was originally released on the band’s album, Pilgrims & Prodigals, which hit stores this past September.

The music video was directed by award-winning filmmaker, David Kiern, inside of Tennessee’s glamorous Rippavilla Plantation. Though Rippavilla is a historic mansion infamous for its ghosts, the band saw it as a perfect backdrop for the radio single which marries a nostalgic message to a modern edge.

“Blush” is a song that aims to question our culture’s cynicism and to speak a timeless truth with powerful relevance. The band recognizes that almost everyone in our society has been hurt by broken relationships, and that individuals turn to cynicism rather than a belief in values that create and nurture loving and long-lasting relationships. The song’s message communicates the group’s desire to return to a time when a wounded heart was not an inevitable experience.

“I hope ‘Blush’ reminds people of a time when faithfulness and kindness, dignity and innocence were not the stuff of fairytales, but the values that bring love to everyday life,” says Annie Wolaver, lead vocalist and violinist of the band.

To launch its “Blush Beliefs” campaign, Annie Moses Band is calling likeminded “Blush” listeners to act through www.blushbeliefs.com.  On the site, visitors will find the music video and a corresponding pledge. From there, viewers can log in through Facebook and align with the campaign which promotes messages of truth, faithfulness, kindness and more.

Pilgrims & Prodigals is a two-disc CD/DVD package that is a collection of songs that explore the timeless theme of roaming and redemption. The album is centered on the idea that everyone in the world is going somewhere and features 13 diverse tracks, eight of which were written or co-written by members of the group. When sampling the project listeners can expect to find a blend of classical, jazz, folk, and Celtic stylings.

For more information on Annie Moses Band and “Blush” please visit: http://www.anniemosesband.com/. To view the music video and align with the “Blush Beliefs” campaign, please go to www.blushbeliefs.com

 


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