Shane and Denise Jeter

MGM

Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Creekside welcomes first time appearance of Jordan Family Band

Written by Staff on August 18, 2018 – 8:31 am -

Jordan Family Band celebrates the flag

Jordan Family Band

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will host the Jordan Family Band for the first time. The Jordan Family Band has been heating up the radio charts and the live videos on Facebook with their unique style of Southern Gospel.

The Jordan Family Band is a family group with a country gospel feel. The group consists of Josh and Randa Jordan and their sons Hutch (17), Alex (12), Grant (10), and a friend of the family who is like an adopted son to them, Keenan Atkinson (20).

The family got a unique start in 2009. Randa says that they aren’t a family group who raised their family to sing and travel, but for them it just happened.

“It just wasn’t something I saw for my family,” Randa confesses. “Josh and I grew up singing in church and even started a small group with my brother. We had dreams to build the group and go full time, but we ended up building families.”

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Jordan Family Band on the cover of January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

However, we all know that what’s in God’s plan, will always find a way.

 

One of the popular videos by the group is attached below. Enjoy the song below and make plans to attend Creekside where the tickets are free.

Gospel music artists appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention also include the Williamsons, the Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Sunday Drive, the Hyssongs, Eagle’s Wings, the Chandlers, the Dunaways, and many more.

Special events include “Dr. Goff Honors Arthur Rice” on Monday, the 2018 Diamond Awards on Tuesday and many surprise appearances of more beloved artists on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

For more information on Creekside 2018, including the Diamond Awards and free ticket reservations, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. For a $25 VIP pass, tickets and accommodations, contact Rob Patz by calling 360-933-0741.

Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE
Download the PDF of SGNScoops Magazine HERE

Find SGNScoops On Facebook HERE
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Online HERE

 

 


Tags: , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on Creekside welcomes first time appearance of Jordan Family Band

RCA/LEGACY RECORDS RELEASES ELVIS PRESLEY – WHERE NO ONE STANDS ALONE – ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Written by Staff on August 17, 2018 – 6:29 pm -

Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone

Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone

Groundbreaking New Elvis Album Features 14 Original Performances Of Gospel Songs With Newly-Recorded Instrumentation And Backing Vocals Featuring Legendary Presley Alumnae, Including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps;

Lisa Marie Presley Sings Duet With Her Father On Album’s Title Track
30 July 2018 – NY, NY / Nashville, TN – RCA/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone, a new Elvis album celebrating the artist’s everlasting love of gospel music, on Friday, August 10.
Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Lisa Marie Presley and Andy Childs, Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone introduces newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocal contributions from music legends who’d performed on-stage and/or in-the-studio with Elvis. It also includes a reimagined duet with Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on the album’s title track and spiritual touchstone.
“It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my father,” wrote Lisa Marie in her notes for the album. “The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. I’m certain that the lyrics spoke to my father in much the same way.”
Background vocalists on the album include: Darlene Love (who first sang with Elvis on his 1968 NBC television special); Dr. Cissy Houston (who, with The Sweet Inspirations, sang with Elvis on-stage beginning in 1969); Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray (members of The Imperials, who sang on Elvis’ How Great Thou Art – with the title song winning the 1967 Grammy®for Best Sacred Performance); and Donnie Sumner, Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland (members of Presley’s longtime backup group, The Stamps).
Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone provides new musical perspectives on 14 of the singer’s favorite pieces of gospel music, from the reverential to the celebratory, with song selections including Presley’s beloved enduring gospel classics (the 1965 Top 5 smash “Crying In The Chapel,” “How Great Thou Art,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone”), praise-filled gospel-rockers (Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller’s “Saved”) and traditional hymns and spirituals (“So High,” “Stand By Me,” “In The Garden,” “Amazing Grace”).
Prior to its release, the album is already highly anticipated with the media. Just last week, “Saved,” which features Darlene Love on backing vocals, exclusively premiered with Parade.com
Elvis Presley once said, “Since I was two years old, all I knew was gospel music. It became such a part of my life, it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape my problems, and my way of release.” It was Elvis’ explosive mix of styles–blues, bluegrass, country, swing, pop–that generated his iconic world-changing rock n’ roll, but it was the hymns, spirituals and church music of his childhood, the deep-seated gospel roots that sustained Elvis and his musical vision throughout his life.
Friends and family would often recall hearing Elvis sing gospel tunes at home and to warm up before concerts. “We do two shows a night for five weeks,” Presley said in an interview featured in the documentary Elvis On Tour, recorded during one of his residencies at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. “A lotta times we’ll go upstairs and sing until daylight—gospel songs. We grew up with it…It more or less puts your mind at ease. It does mine.”
“This was his favorite genre – no question about it,” says Lisa Marie in her album notes. “He seemed to be at his most passionate, and at peace while singing gospel. He would truly come alive – whether he was singing just for himself and me at home, or on stage in front of thousands of fans.”
Lisa Marie Presley will participate–along with Joel Weinshanker, Andy Childs (album co-producers) and John Jackson (Senior Vice President, A&R, Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment)–at a special “Where No One Stands Alone” event to be held at the Graceland Soundstage (1pm, Saturday, August 11) as part of Elvis Week 2018. Tickets for this event may be purchased individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at ElvisWeek.com.
Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone will be available in digital, CD and 12″ vinyl album configurations. The album is now available for pre-order
Shop.Graceland.com will have exclusive, limited edition versions of the album on blue 12” vinyl and cassette configurations. Fans purchasing the CD, exclusive blue vinyl, and cassette together from Shop.Graceland.com will receive a limited edition lithograph signed by Lisa Marie Presley. Pre-order and more details can be found here
Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alonetrack listing
  1. I’ve Got Confidence
  2. Where No One Stands Alone (with Lisa Marie Presley)
  3. Saved
  4. Crying In The Chapel
  5. So High
  6. Stand By Me
  7. Bosom Of Abraham
  8. How Great Thou Art
  9. I, John
  10. You’ll Never Walk Alone
  11. He Touched Me
  12. In The Garden
  13. He Is My Everything
  14. Amazing Grace

Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE
Download the PDF of SGNScoops Magazine HERE

Find SGNScoops On Facebook HERE
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Online HERE


Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on RCA/LEGACY RECORDS RELEASES ELVIS PRESLEY – WHERE NO ONE STANDS ALONE – ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Saying goodbye to songwriter Annette Herndon

Written by Staff on August 14, 2018 – 3:59 pm -

Annette Herndon

Annette Herndon

Gospel singer-songwriter Annette Herndon has won her battle with cancer and has entered the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

SGNScoops received the following on Monday, Aug. 13, from Gus Gaches of Song Garden Music Group:

Gus Gaches of Song Garden Music Group talks about Annette Herndon

Gus Gaches of Song Garden Music Group talks about Annette Herndon

My heart is heavy. I learned yesterday that Annette had passed away.

We have been working on an incredible new project for her that consisted of songs that she wrote while walking through her ongoing battle with cancer. My heart is heavy because I know she wanted to see the completion of this project before going home to Heaven.

The message in the songs is simply incredible, and she wanted so much to share that with others who were walking where she had walked. That is the perfect example of who Annette was, that in the middle of her struggle her thoughts were on helping others with theirs!

People like that don’t come along very often, and I am so honored to have known her and worked with her. She will truly be missed.

Please pray for her husband Harold and the rest of her family as they walk thru these next few days.

Fay Edens, friend of Annette Herndon

Fay Edens

Herndon’s friend, Faye Edens, submitted the following:

Annette Herndon

Annette Herndon

Obituary for Mrs. Annette McElhannon Herndon

Mrs. Annette McElhannon Herndon, age 54, of Bethlehem, Georgia, entered her Savior’s presence on August 11, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, Annette was a graduate of Winder-Barrow High School’s class of 1981. A member of Bear Creek First Baptist Church, she was a Christian speaker, song writer and publisher. Annette was active in the Homeless Shelter Ministry and was the founder of Encouraging Today’s Women.
Surviving are Husband, Harold Herndon of Bethlehem, Georgia; Sons and Daughters-in-law, Weston and Rachel Herndon of Bethlehem, Georgia, Christopher and Maegan Herndon of Statham, Georgia; Grandchildren, Lilly Herndon and Nicholas Herndon; Parents, Jerry and Joyce Mobley McElhannon of Bethlehem, Georgia; Brother and Sister-in-law, Tim and Jeanette McElhannon of Bethlehem, Georgia.
The family will receive friends Monday, August 13, 2018 from 6:00 P. M. until 8:00 P. M. at Carter Funeral Home. A Funeral Service is scheduled for Tuesday at 11:00 A. M. at Bear Creek First Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Wright and Rev. Steve Ray officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Flowers are welcomed, or memorials may be made to Bear Creek First Baptist Church, 1786 Georgia Highway 82, Winder, Georgia 30680.

Faye Edens also sent us the following expository on the life of this much-loved lady:

Annette HerndonAnnette’s life is a pilgrimage of the pursuit for God’s own heart. Born into a strong Christian family with solid beliefs, she was taught the scriptures and accepted Jesus Christ as a child.  

Professionally trained in music from the age of nine, Annette first experienced the use of her talent as a church pianist.  It wasn’t uncommon for her to accompany singing groups or soloists while the other children were playing.  She later served as a Music Director for five years and was pianist for the Sonlight Singers Southern gospel quartet.  

A young wife and mother at the age of 20, Annette prayed for God to use her to be a witness for Him. She never imagined God would use the PTL Club, a Christian TV program, to start her on a journey of serving God with a music ministry.  It was through one of the programs that God prompted her to pray and ask for His anointing and guidance to write a song. 

Since then, Herndon has written hundreds of songs, the Hope for Today 10 Week Devotional and recorded 19 projects. Her challenging lyrics and worshipful music has encouraged listeners all across the world to open their hearts to God. 

Annette has become a skilled writer and her love for the Lord is portrayed through the lyrical content of her songs.  Annette is owner of Annette Herndon Publishers and MyRapha Music. Many groups and soloists across the country are singing and recording Annette’s songs.  Annette is a member of the Song Garden Music Group record label based in Nashville, Tenn. 

Annette served as Administrator for Come Alive Ministries, a local Crisis Pregnancy Center in Winder, Geogia, for two years before resigning in November 2001. She then served on their Board of Directors before resigning in 2010.  

Annette has written and recorded two pro-life songs and “Memories” was included on a GRTL promotional CD and adopted as the theme song for the Georgia chapter of Silent No More.  Annette has sung at the Georgia State Capital on several occasions, and in one of which, the then Governor Sonny Perdue was in attendance.

Annette hosted the Voice of Truth TV program on WCTV in Winder, Georgia until May 2010. Other TV appearances include TBN Atlanta Georgia, Day Star Christian Television Ashland Kentucky, Dove Christian Broadcasting Greenville South Carolina, WTCT Global Television Marion Illinois and Nashville Tennessee, WATCTV 57 Atlanta, Georgia, Living Faith TV Abingdon Virginia, TV 49 Augusta Georgia, UC TV 3 Ft. Oglethorpe Georgia and several video shows aired on Gospel Music Television, North Georgia Gospel and the Country Gospel Network. 

Annette HerndonAnnette has enjoyed Southern Gospel charting success for several songs including “None but Jesus,” which held its place in the Singing News for four months and her music can be heard on radio worldwide.  Music recognitions include a top 10 nomination for a Diamond Award in the Female Soloist category and two nominations from the Emerald Coast Southern Gospel Music Association, for “Revived”-Album of the Year, and “None but Jesus”-Song of the Year.

In 2002, Annette accepted the call to begin a women’s ministry and founded Encouraging Today’s Women. Annette and her husband, Harold, host an annual event called “A Day of Encouragement,” in their local community, where women can come and receive most anything they need but most importantly they are filled with spiritual inspiration and the word of God. She has become a much sought-after speaker and singer for lady’s events in churches. 

In 2008, Annette wrote, “Hope for Today,” a ten-week devotional to accompany her CD entitled, “Songs of Hope.”

In 2011, Annette started ministering to women in Homeless Shelters. The second Tuesday night of every month, she has ‘Ladies Night Out’ meetings with women at the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter in Athens, Georgia, where she gives the women personal hygiene products.  She has the privilege of leading many women to the saving grace of God and encouraging many more through this ministry.  She also ministered to women at the Walton County Correctional Institute in Monroe, Georgia, for six years and ministers at the women’s state prison in Alto, Georgia, on occasion.

In 2014, along with help from Babbie Mason, Annette co-wrote ten songs with Mr. Marlin Harris, III for “The Beatitudes Life” CD.  Marlin is the author of “Let the Beatitudes Be My Attitude in You” book and bible study.

In 2015, Annette and Harold started the “Encouraging Today’s Women” 30-minute radio program heard Sunday mornings on WJBB 107.1 FM, locally and through the internet. 

In June 2016, Annette was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.  She continues to be a fighter and survivor today! God has brought her a long way and she gives Him all the glory!

In April 2018, Annette is going back to the studio to record her latest CD for Song Garden Music Group.

Annette and Harold are active members at Bear Creek First Baptist Church in Winder, Georgia. Together they are a team serving the Lord in this beautiful ministry that He has entrusted to them.  

 

All of us at SGNScoops extend our sympathies and prayers to the family and friends of Annette Herndon.


Tags: , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on Saying goodbye to songwriter Annette Herndon

Turning Back Time to Creekside 2017

Written by Staff on August 12, 2018 – 4:37 pm -

The Nelons at Creekside With Diamond Award

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

Creekside is always a great time and last year was no different. From the Sunday night concert to Dr. Goff Honors Eric Bennett; from the 2017 Diamond Awards to David Ring, to the Nelons, the Browders and Soul’d Out, Creekside Gospel Music Association far exceeded all expectations in 2017. To see the program from last year, click here: Creekside_Program_2017

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

If you want to be a part of an exciting, surprise-filled week of music, fellowship and encouraging messages, you need to make plans today to travel to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from Oct. 28 – Nov.1, 2018.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside Gospel Music Convention began in 2012 and has enjoyed increasing prominence in the world of Christian music. Celebrating Gospel, Bluegrass and Christian Country music, the event provides free tickets to the evening concerts, including the kick-off Sunday night, Dr. Jerry Goff Honors Arthur Rice on Monday night, the Diamond Awards on Tues. 30th and other special guests for Wed. and Thurs., to be announced. For more information, including lodging at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada hotel, please call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or visit the Creekside website or Facebook page here.

Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE

Download the PDF of SGNScoops Magazine HERE
Find SGNScoops On Facebook HERE
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Online HERE

 


Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on Turning Back Time to Creekside 2017

TaRanda Releases The Healing

Written by Staff on August 10, 2018 – 10:41 am -

TaRanda Releases The Healing

TaRanda Releases The Healing

NASHVILLE, Tenn (August 10, 2018) – There’s a special ‘something’ you can hear in a voice that has experienced life’s up and downs – the way the heart sings, the way the voice interprets a melody, the picture painted on the canvas of your mind.

TaRanda Greene has long been known for her undeniably excellent vocal talent, but now, there’s a difference.

Today, TaRanda releases The Healing, available from StowTown Records on Provident/Sony Distribution. The voice – as beautiful and exquisite as ever – does more than just tickle the ear, it takes you on a journey with one theme – the faithfulness of God.

TaRanda has been through some tough moments in life, and you can hear that experience in her voice. She is no stranger to heartache and pain – experiencing the health battles of her late husband Tony Greene, and ultimately, his passing – but she knows one thing for sure: God will never leave you or forsake you, and He is always in the process of bringing healing through His mercy, grace and redemption.

TaRanda

TaRanda

The Healing is her first full project of new music since 2014, and there’s good reason. TaRanda explains, “My record company had been trying to get me to record a new CD for a while now, but it just seemed that nothing was going right. I loved the songs that were sent to me, but nothing really clicked and resonated with me like I wanted. I was having trouble connecting…so, I kept dragging my feet. In an attempt to get me moving on something, StowTown set up a time for me to write with some of my favorite writers. I’d never really done this before. The one time I tried was over a decade ago and for a much different type of project. And if I’m being honest, I was probably more “in the room” than a part of writing. So, here I was in the perfect creative space, with three writing and musical geniuses, and more importantly, three of my most precious friends: Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey and Geron Davis. What came from that day was the beginning of The Healing.”

What took three years to complete is a musical gift to the soul. From the rollicking and upbeat tunes “Think About You,” “New Kingdom Rising,” “Somebody Told Me About Jesus,” to the pensive and thoughtful compositions “When The Healing Comes” and “Mercy Has Changed Me,” this musical experience is truly a journey, and it took a village to make it happen! TaRanda comments, “I can’t even imagine the countless hours put into this project. I really feel like everyone involved, from the first day in the studio to the last day of mastering, felt this one is special. Each musician put their heart and soul into making it live and breathe. I asked the masterful Wayne Haun to oversee the production of the CD, but I wanted to treat each song as a unique piece, so Wayne and I discussed the treatment of each one. In the end, there were seven producers involved – Wayne Haun, Jason Michael Webb, Keith Everette Smith, Virgil Stafford, Jim Hammerly, Carol Cymbala, Bradley Knight and me. Each song came with its individual list of musicians, background singers, instrumentation, and vibe. Every arrangement, every note played and every syllable sung – and the ones that weren’t – were on purpose. Sometimes we’d be in the studio changing the chart as we went along because as I sang along, we’d have another idea to really bring a certain word or chord progression alive. Here we stand, a finished project that was three years in the making . . . but as I look back on it, I think I’ve been in the process preparing for this my entire life. These songs declare that a merciful, loving Savior was bruised for our iniquities, took the stripes upon His back for our healing, died for our transgressions, rose from the grave for our freedom, and will return to take us home where we’ll live with Him completely healed in the presence of Jesus! And OH! How I can hardly wait for the day when the healing comes!”

A very special moment is included on the project – a new live recording of the classic, “He’s Been Faithful,” featuring the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, recorded at the church during one of TaRanda’s appearances. “When I was at my lowest and darkest, when I felt like I couldn’t sing another note, Jim & Carol Cymbala (Brooklyn Tabernacle’s Pastor and Choir Director) put me on a plane, pushed me and told me that God had given me a gift to use to encourage people,” TaRanda shares. “These two people will never know how much they were used by God to help me heal in my life. There is nothing like singing with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir! I am so excited that this song and moment has been captured forever.”

Although TaRanda has experienced her share of grief along the way, God always has an amazing way of exchanging beauty for ashes and bringing us through our darkest days into new seasons of joy. Today, she is married to Landon Beene, president of IMC Management and StowTown Records. They have blended their precious families and are a testament to the power of God’s love and grace. TaRanda is more inspired than ever to share the restorative grace – the healing power of HIS LOVE – with the world.

The Healing is distributed by Provident/Sony and is available worldwide via iTunes, Amazon, your local Christian retailer and wherever Christian music is sold.

The Healing Track List:
1. Mercy Has Changed Me
2. When the Healing Comes
3. Think About You
4. The Stone Is Rolled Away
5. Uphill Climb
6. New Kingdom Rising
7. Nothing but the Blood Medley
8. Somebody Told Me About Jesus
9. Hallelujah, Praise the Lamb
10. He’s Been Faithful (Live Recording featuring The Brooklyn Tabernacle)

Connect with TARANDA:
www.tarandamusic.com
www.facebook.com/tarandamusic
www.instagram.com/tarandagreene
www.twitter.com/tarandagreene

Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE
Download the PDF of SGNScoops Magazine HERE
Find SGNScoops On Facebook HERE
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Online HERE


Tags: , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on TaRanda Releases The Healing

Pine Ridge Boys host trip to Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on August 9, 2018 – 12:10 pm -

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet

Inman, South Carolina (August 9, 2018)– The popular Pine Ridge Boys Quartet from Inman, S.C., are hosting a tour to the 2018 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on October 28 – November 1. The group will be taking part in the event and are also in the top five nominees for the prestigious Diamond Awards, taking place during the convention.

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018The Pine Ridge Boys have coordinated tours to other events, and the group is excited to be heading to Creekside. Spokesperson Anne Stewart says, “Creekside is an awesome event just by itself and since the Pine Ridge Boys Quartet have some awesome fans and supporters, we decided why not bring folks to this great event! Plus they also get to see and support their favorite quartet.” Anne is the wife of Larry Stewart, bass singer, owner and manager of the group. She has accompanied the quartet to the convention on prior occasions. The full brochure for the trip can be found here: Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018

Pine Ridge Boys Quartet host trip to Creekside 2018“We are thrilled that the Pine Ridge Boys are bringing all of their friends, family and fans to Creekside this year,” says Rob Patz, owner and host of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “Pine Ridge has become a mainstay at the convention and I’m looking forward to welcoming all of their supporters in October. As the Boys are nominated for 2018 Diamond Award Quartet of the Year, the excitement in the auditorium during the Diamond Awards should be at an even higher level than usual. I hope to see everyone there!” Voting for the Diamond Awards continues until Sept. 15 here.

The Pine Ridge Boys have created a tour that also includes visiting some of Pigeon Forge’s favorite attractions and eateries, as outlined on their brochure. For more information on their trip, please call Anne at (864) 473-8535 or email anne@pineridgeboys.com.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside Gospel Music Convention began in 2012 and has enjoyed increasing prominence in the world of Christian music. Celebrating Gospel, Bluegrass and Christian Country music, the event provides free tickets to the evening concerts, including the kick-off Sunday night, Dr. Jerry Goff Honors Arthur Rice on Monday night, the Diamond Awards on Tues. 30th and other special guests for Wed. and Thurs., to be announced. For more information, including lodging at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada hotel, please call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741 or visit the Creekside website or Facebook page.


Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on Pine Ridge Boys host trip to Creekside Gospel Music Convention

The Kendricks Join Mic Check One

Written by Staff on August 8, 2018 – 4:24 am -

The Kendricks

The Kendricks

Grove Hill, Alabama (July 31, 2018)- Mic Check One is excited to announce the first artist on their Country gospel roster, the Kendricks. They are a Country gospel group, located in southwest Alabama, consisting of Johnny Kendrick, Billy Kendrick, and Sharon Lankford.

The Kendricks’ ultimate goal is to bring glory to God through their music, specifically by being a part of fundraising endeavors for churches, charity organizations, civic groups, etc. They have been singing since 1996, and have recorded nine projects, all of original music, which Billy and Johnny write.

The Kendricks sign with Mic Check One

The Kendricks sign with Mic Check One

Andrew Brunet, the owner of Mic Check One Agency, says, “The Kendricks are an awesome group that fans will fall in love with, as their music carries a message that resonates with the believer in such a way that will have you clapping your hands, and lifting your hands, as you are reminded of the great things Christ has done for you in your life.”

 

For those who may not be familiar with the Kendricks, they are located in Grove Hill, Alabama. They are a national recording artist of 65/40 Records, a division of Daywind Music Group. They also travel with a live band consisting of Chris Kynard, Jay Seale, and Anthony Sullivan. Many listeners will love their music as they share positive, encouraging messages with a Country gospel flair.

 

Johnny Kendrick shared this about joining Mic Check One: “The Kendricks were the first group to join 65/40 records. We are also delighted to be associated with the others who have joined the label, and then, to also be a part of Mic Check One Management. We feel like we are partnered with other like-minded artists who are part of a greater effort to grow the Kingdom of God through Christian Country and Country Gospel music. We are thankful to God for his blessings and for the opportunities he has given us to proclaim his name for the last 22 years.”

 

For more information about the Kendricks, you can visit their website.

 

For booking inquiries, you can give Mic Check One Management Agency a call at (803)-374-4069 or you can send an email to miccheckoneagency@gmail.com.

Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE

Download the PDF of SGNScoops Magazine HERE
Find SGNScoops On Facebook HERE
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Online HERE

 


Tags: , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on The Kendricks Join Mic Check One

South Carolina Gospel Music Association Inducts The LifeFM Founder Bob McClure

Written by Staff on August 7, 2018 – 6:30 am -

The South Carolina Gospel Music Association Inducts The LifeFM Founder Bob McClure

The South Carolina Gospel Music Association Inducts The LifeFM Founder Bob McClure

Greenville, South Carolina- The LifeFM Radio Network, headquartered in Greenville, SC, is pleased to announce that its founder, Bob McClure, 92, was recently inducted into the South
Carolina Gospel Music Association.

The induction ceremony was held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Greer, SC. Receiving the  plaque on McClure’s behalf was The Power Foundation board member Eric Wood.

Every year since its inception, the South Carolina Gospel Music Association has recognized South Carolinians who have contributed greatly to the Southern Gospel Music industry. “All the honor goes to my Savior,” responded Bob, when asked to comment on the achievement. “His
Music is about the Blood, the Book and the Blessed Hope.”

McClure is a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. After his military service, he and his (late) wife, Fran, partnered in many church ministry and business ventures, which included Missionary Broadcasters, Inc., Tracts Inc., and Tower Power Inc.

McClure and his son, Rob, have built and operated many Christian radio stations in more than ten states. Two local stations, WHQA 103.1FM and WHQB 90.5FM transmit from Honea Path and Gray Court, respectively.

The LifeFM Radio Network formulated in 2010 and is the radio ministry of the Power Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 corporation. For more information about The LifeFM, go to http://thelifefm.com.

Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE

Download the PDF of SGNScoops Magazine HERE
Find SGNScoops On Facebook HERE
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Online HERE

Tags: , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on South Carolina Gospel Music Association Inducts The LifeFM Founder Bob McClure

‘RUSS TAFF: I STILL BELIEVE’ TO CELEBRATE REDEMPTION  ON THE SILVER SCREEN THIS FALL

Written by Staff on August 4, 2018 – 4:31 pm -

‘RUSS TAFF: I STILL BELIEVE’ TO CELEBRATE REDEMPTION  ON THE SILVER SCREEN THIS FALL

‘RUSS TAFF: I STILL BELIEVE’ TO CELEBRATE REDEMPTION 
ON THE SILVER SCREEN THIS FALL

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— “Russ Taff: I Still Believe,” a gripping documentary chronicling the beloved vocalist’s unparalleled musical journey and behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism, is slated for a fall premiere in movie theaters around the country. Currently in production, the Fuseic Entertainment film is a story of hope, showcasing the multi-GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning superstar’s ultimate embrace of God’s healing and restoration.  

Award-winning director Rick Altizer (Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark) traces Taff’s iconic four-decade career, as well as the childhood trauma he suffered at the hands of an alcoholic father and abusive mother. Unable to overcome this shame for many years, Taff himself turned to alcohol, distancing his family, threatening his career and jeopardizing his life. 
 
“I Still Believe” also shines an important spotlight on Taff’s wife of 42 years, Tori. Her tough love, fervent prayers and unfailing devotion helped her husband find freedom from his past through God’s mercy. The couple hopes their deeply personal saga will impact and encourage others in similar situations. 
 

Russ and Tori Taff

Russ and Tori Taff

“I’m a believer in looking ahead, not behind, but sometimes only time and distance can bring everything into perspective,” says Russ Taff. “Forgiveness, healing, restoration— I am living proof that Jesus is still about His Father’s business, one broken person at a time.”

“Vulnerability is scary, but our prayer is that the story of God’s love reaching right down into the middle of our messy, imperfect lives will offer hope and courage to other struggling families,” adds Tori Taff.  
 
In addition, the powerful documentary is slated to feature appearances from such legendary artists and entertainers as Amy Grant, MercyMe’s Bart Millard, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys’ Michael Tait, Bill Gaither, and comedians Mark Lowry and Chonda Pierce, among others.
 
“To tell this story is an honor and a privilege and one of the most important things I have done in my career,” said Rick Altizer, “Russ Taff: I Still Believe” director and co-founder of Fuseic Entertainment. “Yet this story goes beyond Russ and Tori Taff; this is a story of the powerful, redemptive work of Jesus Christ.”    
 
Hailed by Billboard magazine as “the single most electrifying voice in Christian music,” Russ Taff has garnered six GRAMMY® Awards and 18 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame an unprecedented three times—as a soloist, as well as a member of The Imperials and the Gaither Vocal Band—Taff is also a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Walk of Fame. 
 
Rising to prominence with The Imperials, trailblazers of the contemporary Christian music movement of the 1970s, Taff was the voice behind such quintessential hits as “Praise the Lord,” “Trumpet of Jesus” and “I’m Forgiven,” among many others. His genre-defying sound later endeared him to Southern Gospel audiences, and he spent nearly three years as a member of the world-renowned Gaither Vocal Band. Taff has recorded 11 solo albums to date, including industry benchmarks Medals (1985),Russ Taff (1987) and Under Their Influence (1991), and his classic singles include “We Will Stand,” “I’m Not Alone,” “Not Gonna Bow” and “Love Is Not A Thing.” From rock giants Kings of Leon to MercyMe’s Bart Millard and Newsboys’ Michael Tait, Taff’s influence is felt throughout the music world.  
 
For further information visit turningpointpr.com.  

Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE

Download the PDF of SGNScoops Magazine HERE
Find SGNScoops On Facebook HERE
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Online HERE

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on ‘RUSS TAFF: I STILL BELIEVE’ TO CELEBRATE REDEMPTION  ON THE SILVER SCREEN THIS FALL

Three Bridges, The Wisecarvers and Steve Ladd release new singles

Written by Staff on August 3, 2018 – 9:52 am -

Three Bridges tells "Our Story"

Three Bridges

Arden, NC. (August 3, 2018) – Three BridgesThe Wisecarvers and Steve Ladd have all released singles from their upcoming albums due out in the fall.

“Good News Never Gets Old” off of Three Bridges’ Our Story reminds that no matter how long ago Christ lived, the power of His message is carried on through the Bible and the generations who continue to preach it. It’s an open invitation for anyone to discover God’s goodness.

Listen to “Good News Never Gets Old” HERE.

The Wisecarvers want fans to see the likeness of Christ with "Silhouette"

The Wisecarvers

“Silhouette,” the title track from The Wisecarvers’ upcoming album, is an upbeat tune written by Kaila Wisecarver and features Chase Wisecarver with a strong lyric. It reminds us that each day we have the opportunity to be the light in a dark world.

Listen to “Silhouette” HERE.

Steve Ladd

Steve Ladd

“The Thing About A Valley,” the first single from Steve Ladd’s Come Up Clean, sets the tone for the project with its contemporary, upbeat music and message that “the thing about a valley” is that it reminds you to look up to God in times of darkness.

Listen to “The Thing About A Valley” HERE.

All three projects will be released September 28 from Crossroads and are available for pre-order now.

About Three Bridges
Three Bridges’ music is rooted in traditional “Southern gospel” and “black gospel” music. This blended style has made Three Bridges an internationally-acclaimed Gospel group — one that is known for tight harmonies, a unique vocal style, an exciting and energy packed stage presence and, most importantly, for spreading the joy of the Good News of Christ. They have entertained and ministered to millions through their recordings, TV appearances and live shows — which is why Three Bridges has quickly become one of the most prominent Gospel groups in Christian music today. Three Bridges has enjoyed great radio success on the Southern Gospel Music Charts, including seven top 10′s and three #1′s. The trio consists of Elliott McCoy (founder and baritone), Shannon Smith (lead) and Jeremie Hudson (tenor). Although from varied backgrounds and hailing from different parts of the country, God brought these three men together for His purpose and glory. They minister wherever God calls them to spread His Word through music.

About The Wisecarvers
Celebrating over a decade in ministry, Dove Award nominated group, The Wisecarvers, are steadily becoming known as one of Christian music’s most dynamic groups. What started as singing a few songs at family reunions and local churches has now blossomed into a worldwide ministry, reaching not only the United States, but into Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Netherlands. This tight knit family has released a steady stream of chart topping singles, including originally penned songs “Just To Save Me,” “Turn Back Time,” “I Need You,” “Falling In Place”, “Plain And Simple”, and Singing News Top 10 radio hits “Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me” and “It Was Jesus!” With songwriting being such a large aspect of the group’s ministry, it allows them to share their personal stories and testimonies. Each member has a unique writing style but enjoys coming together to write as a team, drawing from their individual experiences. The Wisecarvers have been invited to perform as Main Stage Artist at Southern Gospel’s largest gathering, the National Quartet Convention, and at Dolly Parton’s exciting theme park, Dollywood! However, you’ll find them most often at churches across the country, sharing the message that God has laid on their hearts. With a special emphasis on ministering to other families, they have hosted their annual “It’s A Family Thing” Smoky Mountain Weekend Getaway since 2015. The retreat provides a place for not only families, but couples, youth groups and friends to reconnect with each other and refocus on their relationship with Christ. This event has become a staple of their ministry.

About Steve Ladd
As early as five years old while growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Steve Ladd felt the call of God to minister through song.  The son of an evangelist, the youngster would mature to become one of the most well-liked and respected group member for some of America’s most award-winning Christian music ensembles like Gold City and The Anchormen.  Although still considered a young artist, Ladd has spent the last four years traveling extensively both domestically and internationally. Performing inspirational songs like “Preach the Word” has become a personal anthem of encouragement Ladd takes wherever he goes and he reports “God moves and lives that are broken and hurting are leaving changed and encouraged at my services.” Professionally, Ladd has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, nominated for “New Artist of the Year,” has had five Top 40 Singles and on release day, and his latest album, No Excuses, No Regrets was in the Top 20 chart for iTunes Christian music. Steve, his wife and two children are also ministry partners with Compassion International. While the beginning of an extraordinary journey started with his family, evolved into being an integral part of some of the most award-winning Christian ensembles, the last few years as a solo artist have proven the Lord’s faithfulness in his family, his ministry, and his life.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE

Download the PDF of SGNScoops Magazine HERE
Find SGNScoops On Facebook HERE
Listen To Today’s Gospel Music Online HERE

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on Three Bridges, The Wisecarvers and Steve Ladd release new singles