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TUNE IN ALERT:  The Nelons on SiriusXM This Weekend

Written by Staff on January 19, 2018 – 5:38 pm -

Autumn Nelon Clark with her family, the Nelons

The Nelons

Beloved Family Group Shares Songs and Inspiration from Newest Project, The Americana Session

Nashville, TN (January 19, 2018) – The Nelons, one of the most beloved and iconic family groups of all time, will be featured during aSiriusXM special beginning this weekend on Enlighten, channel #65. The special will feature songs and inspiration from their brand new Daywind Records project, The Americana Sessions.
The special will air at the following times:
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 12 NOON ET
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 – 10 PM ET
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – 1 PM ET
  • Wednesday, January, 24, 2018 – 6 PM ET
Produced and arranged by Jason Clark, the project features iconic classic compositions with intricate and stunning family harmonies, delivering the musical excellence that Kelly, Jason, Amber and Autumn are known for. From Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind,” to Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors,” and “An American Trilogy,” to “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” The Nelons weave songs of faith, family, God and country in a seamless journey on what could be condisdered a songbook of American culture.
To support the new release, The Nelons have embarked on The Americana Sessions Tour, receiving rave reviews with many SOLD OUT performances in theatres across the country.
The Nelons at Creekside 2017

The Nelons at Creekside 2017

The Americana Sessions is available now at www.TheNelons.com, iTunes, Amazon and other digital retail outlets.

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Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Prepare for Clear Skies

Written by Staff on January 15, 2018 – 11:34 am -

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Prepare for Clear Skies

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Prepare for Clear Skies

New Video Released from Ernie Haase and Beloved Group

First Project in 3 Years Now Available for Pre-Order
Stow, OH  – Grammy® nominated and multi-award winning group Ernie Haase & Signature Sound are gearing up for the release of their first recording of new material in three years, revealing the cover and insight about the project via social media this past week. Clear Skiesthe highly-anticipated Stow Town Records project releasing on January 26, 2018, is available for pre-order now.
Fans of the talented group always expect out-of-the-box musical moments and masterful production and this release delivers with a cornucopia of musical styles and themes from the modern, “My Hallelujah,” the 1975 Imperials classic arrangement of “Give Them All To Jesus,” to the fresh and appealing “Sailing With Jesus.”
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound to Appear on Grand Ole Opry

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

This recording is set to exceed all expectations – the first single, “Give Me Jesus” is already in the top 5 national radio charts while the concept video has exceeded half a million views across social media.

Today, via Facebook, EHSS released a brand new video for the title track, “Clear Skies,” that’s sure to warm us all up on these cold Winter days. Click here to view the video.
One thing is clear: listeners are ready for new music and they’re about to get their wish! You can pre-order Clear Skies here, or via iTunes and Amazon.

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Mighty Kingsmen regain Chris Jenkins

Written by Staff on January 2, 2018 – 11:03 am -

Asheville, NC (Dec. 31, 2017) — Ray Dean Reese is happy to announce that former Kingsmen tenor Chris Jenkins has re-joined the award-winning quartet effective December 31, 2017.Chris has continued to stay in the gospel music industry in last 2 years, serving in other capacities and spent more time at home with his wife, Stephanie and son, Ryan.

Chris Jenkins, The Kingsmen

Chris states, “Being a quartetman at heart, it’s hard to imagine myself as anything else. I am beyond honored to have the opportunity to climb back on The Kingsmen bus and reunite with this strong 61-year legacy. I want to thank Ray Dean and Brandon Reese and the rest of The Kingsmen for their friendship and welcoming me back to The Kingsmen family.

Chris Jenkins, The Kingsmen

Chris Jenkins, The Kingsmen

“What a joy it will be to see old friends I haven’t seen in two years and most importantly sharing with people the message of the gospel through song! I am looking forward to great things from the Lord and the opportunity to make more life-changing music with this wonderful ministry.”

Source: Brandon Reese/Kingsmen Quartet// singingnews.com

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Tara Younce passes away

Written by Staff on January 1, 2018 – 12:25 pm -

Tara Younce

Tara Younce

SGNScoops is sad to announce the passing of Tara Younce, beloved daughter of the late George and Clara Younce, and beloved sister of Lisa (Ernie Haase), Gina (Rick), George Lane, and late sister Dana.

Ernie Haase posted the following :

Last night (12-31-17) at around 9:20pm our Tara went home to be with the Lord.

We can’t begin to imagine the joyful celebration as she was greeted by her Daddy, her sister Dana and Jesus Himself. We were right there beside her as the angels carried her peacefully home.

Ernie, Lisa, Gina, Tara Younce

Ernie, Lisa, Gina, Tara

Thank you for your prayers for this family. Through tears and broken hearts we praise our Father for the Miracle for Tara. He healed Tara, raised her up to walk into a new life free, whole and eternal.

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SGNScoops entire staff and associates wish to extend their sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Tara Younce.


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Charlie Griffin shares: A NEW YEAR, A NEW OUTLOOK

Written by Staff on January 1, 2018 – 8:24 am -

Charlie Griffin, new year 2018

    Charlie Griffin

The New Year is off and running. I stand amazed at how fast time flies anymore. Seems we run one day into a month, then half a year is gone at the blink of an eye. James 4:14 shares that life is here for a time, then it vanishes. I think that really applies to time and our lives.

Time is a valuable commodity. You can’t touch, smell, taste, hear or see time. Yet, it is the barometer of measuring our life.  

How we measure our lives is a funny thing. To most people that measure their lives, it is summed up in one word: Success.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 provides a clear perspective on many things about our lives. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …”

New Year 2018 GoalsIn time, we apply benchmarks of productivity to be fulfilled. This measures our successes in life. Some goals are part of our life expectancy in our upbringing. We live our lives according to the expectations of those who came before us, e.g. job, marriage, house, children, etc.

So you ask why time is important to you and me, today, right now as we start the new year of 2018. That is a simple thing yet so hard to understand.

We are only promised this day to live. Therefore it is important to live fully in the now and make the most of today.

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Ricky Braddy leaves Karen Peck and New River

Written by Staff on December 31, 2017 – 11:38 am -

Ricky Braddy of Karen Peck and New River

Ricky Braddy of Karen Peck and New River. Photo by Craig Harris

Karen Peck and New River have announced the departure of Ricky Braddy.

“Last night was Ricky Dale Braddy’s last night with KPNR. (We couldn’t do a video because all of us would have cried the whole time! Lol) Ricky told us about his departure a few weeks ago. We decided to step back, enjoy the Christmas break, and then afterwards, make the announcement. Ricky came into our ministry when life was a whirlwind. Rickey Gooch was battling cancer and we were very distraught. Ricky B. was a rock. He rolled up his sleeves, prayed, and plowed through the chaos with us.

Karen Peck and New River with Ricky Braddy

Karen Peck and New River with Ricky Braddy

“We have traveled many miles since he joined us and we will forever be grateful for his contributions to KPNR. He undoubtedly has one of the most amazing, anointed, powerful voices in our generation. We pray that the Lord will continue to use him as the new Worship Leader at Cross Roads Church in Nashville. We love him and he will always be a part of our family/ministry. We have not decided on a replacement yet but hopefully will make an announcement in the near future. Thanks for your continued prayers!” See Peck’s post here.

Karen Peck and New River with Ricky Braddy

Karen Peck and New River with Ricky Braddy

Braddy says: “Just played my last show with this amazing family. I’ve spent the last two and a half years traveling and ministering with this group (Karen Peck and New River). I don’t have words to express how grateful I am to have been a part of such a wonderful and powerful ministry. As 2018 rolls in, a new chapter in my life begins with it. The love and support I’ve felt from every person in this picture will carry me well into my next step. Nothing but good things ahead!”

October 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

October 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

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A Canton Junction Christmas

Written by Staff on December 23, 2017 – 2:57 pm -

Canton Junction Christmas

Canton Junction Christmas

Canton Junction refers to the crossroads of different subjects or regions into one gathering point. In June 2011, four individuals came together to form what is now one of America’s top Southern Gospel quartets named Canton Junction. While they love to raise their voices in song, their greatest desire is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. Casey Rivers, Matthew Hagee and Tim Duncan along with Ryan Seaton (on recording “A Canton Junction Christmas” 2016) their talents and passion together and wrap them in a present for all Junction fans in their latest release, A Canton Junction Christmas.

 

Canton Junction members come from a rich heritage of Southern Gospel Music. Rivers first learned of this God-given music from his parents, who would sing the time-tested songs of a little-known songwriter. He lightheartedly adds, “We learned of many of the songs through a guy named Bill Gaither. He’s going to make it one day!”

 

Canton Junction Christmas Hagee has literally grown up in the ministry. A sixth-generation minister, Matthew is the son of John Hagee, founding pastor of Cornerstone Church. Gospel Music has been a significant influence on his life since he was a child.

 

Duncan has loved quartet music since a very early age. He says, “My dad would buy records and I fell in love with the four-part harmony with the tenor going high and the bass going low.”

 

Rivers, lead singer for Canton Junction, resides in Lindale, Texas, with his wife, Doni, and their four children. “My wife and I just celebrated 10 years of marriage,” he says. “We celebrate four healthy and beautiful kids every day. I’m able to balance [my time between family and ministry] because we build on God’s firm foundation. Plus, I have an incredible wife. We are a great team.”

 

Before joining Canton Junction, Rivers appeared on stage with musical legends such as Kenny Rogers, Loretta Lynn, Neal McCoy, Sara Evans, the Gatlin Brothers, and others. He also performed on the Grand Ole Opry Stage and was runner up on season four of the singing competition television series titled, Nashville Star. While music is truly a part of his life, his greatest passion is sharing the love of Jesus Christ through song.

 

“I’ve been around music all my life and I credit my love for it to my parents,” says Casey. “They sang in a Gospel group when I was a little guy and I knew at a young age this is what I wanted to do. Now I get to do it for a living and for God’s glory.”

 

Canton Junction Christmas A self-proclaimed quartet man, Duncan sings bass for Canton Junction. Having received the Singing News Fan Award for Best Bass Singer, he was one of the original four members of the popular group, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. Even so, he has not let his many accomplishments, including Dove Awards and Grammy nominations, cloud his view. His primary goal is to minister to others through song.

 

Duncan enjoys spending time with his family when he is not on the road traveling with the group. He shares, “I’ve been married 25 years and have two sons: Breck (23) and Brandon (22). I have a wonderful family and would be lost in this world without the love of my wife, Melissa.”

 

Hailing from the great state of Texas, Hagee sings tenor for Canton Junction. He is blessed to come from a family legacy of ministry. In addition to being a speaker, vocalist, and published author of two books, Shaken, Not Shattered and Response-Able, he is also a graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Business. When he is not on the stage, he enjoys working with cattle and horses, the heartbeat of a true Texan.

 

While ministry is the focus of his life, his role as a father has also captured a piece of his heart. He says the most incredible experience he has ever had was becoming a father. “There isn’t a thing in the world that replaces the joy of seeing your children being born,” says Hagee.

 

Canton Junction Christmas Canton Junction is proud to present their latest project titled, A Canton Christmas. Filled with songs that highlight the true meaning of Christmas, this album is the perfect way to light up your holiday season. Rivers even says that there is not a song on this project that he does not look forward to sharing.

 

Hagee discusses his favorite song on the project: “Personally, I really enjoy what we captured with ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth.’ It is for absolutely selfish reasons that I say that because my children and my father are singing with me. I cannot tell you how special that moment was and will be for a long time.”

 

“We Three Kings” is Duncan’s favorite song on the project. He says the arrangement is the best he has heard in a long time. Plus, it is one of his favorite Christmas songs.

 

Another favorite that is being well-received even with mainstream country radio is “A Big Ole Texas Christmas.” Hagee adds that it is, “one of those songs that just seem to set the mood for joy and cheer.” Duncan adds, “It’s such a fun Christmas song. The lyrics mention locations that are well-known in Texas, but they are also city names from across the country.”

   

In addition to the ways people can relate to the lyrics of the song, Rivers believes it connects with a wide audience because it is fresh. “If a listener hears a song such as ‘A Big Ole Texas Christmas’ on Country radio and they like what they hear then a door has been opened,” says Rivers. “That particular song may not mention Jesus, but it unlocks a project full of equally well-crafted songs drenched with the message and celebration of Jesus’ birth!”
   

Ten years from now, Canton Junction hopes to continue sharing musical moments with others. With vocalists like Duncan helping hold down the fort, they will definitely continue to carry on their musical journey. Tim’s favorite part of traveling is meeting and talking with long-time friends. He says, “All of us in Canton [Junction] are so thankful for our wonderful loyal fans and supporters. And being able to help a lot of hurting people through the Gospel expressed in the music we sing is a privilege we do not take for granted.”

   

Helping hurting people is a special calling of Canton Junction. Hagee gives the following advice for someone who needs encouragement today: “Don’t give up. There are a lot of days when quitting looks good. But the Bible says to press on regardless how difficult it is. Be willing to take the next step of faith.”

 

Rivers adds, “God is not set back or surprised at whatever we are facing. God is for us. If God is for us, then who can be against us? No one or nothing. His plans are good and not for our harm. His plans involve hope and a future beyond our current circumstance!” (See Jeremiah 29:11).

 

Canton Junction Christmas

Canton Junction at NQC 2015

The members of this popular group put their trust in God alone. They have come together to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song. The ministry of Canton Junction has one primary goal, and that is to lead people to the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus. This Christmas, make it memorable season by putting your trust in the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Let us all come together as we keep our eyes on Jesus, making this a Canton Junction Christmas!

 

Connect with Canton Junction online at http://www.differencemedia.org/artists/canton-junction

 

December 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

December 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Photo Credits: Canton Junction/Difference Media, Craig Harris

By Jennifer Campbell

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in December 2016

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Inheritance Announces Resignation of Wendy Lowe Begins Search For New Addition to their Ministry Team

Written by Staff on December 3, 2017 – 11:54 am -

Inheritance Announces Resignation of Wendy Lowe Begins Search For New Addition to their Ministry Team

Inheritance Announces Resignation of Wendy Lowe

Atlanta, Georgia (November 17, 2017)  Douglas and Melinda Davis of the Southern Gospel trio, Inheritance, have announced the resignation of Wendy Lowe, the group’s alto.
 
According to Douglas Davis, “Wendy resigned her position to care for her mother and stepfather.  Their health is failing and Wendy needs to be able to spend time helping care for them.”  Melinda Davis added “While we are sad to lose Wendy as a member of Inheritance, Douglas and I will be praying for her as she becomes caretaker for her parents. We wish her nothing but the best!”
 
Inheritance has begun the search for a member to join their ministry team. Douglas and Melinda understand that change is part of a gospel music/preaching ministry and look forward to ministering with the new person that God sends them. Inheritance has grown to become a recognized name in Southern Gospel music, singing in the showcases at this year’s National Quartet Convention and other events, including appearances on TV and radio.  Douglas is also known as the designer of the Mercedes Benz, Itour coach and is helping other groups and artists learn more about this safe, comfortable and efficient ministry vehicle.
 
For those interested in speaking to Inheritance about the open position, email dgdeassociation@yahoo.com or call 404-539-3544.
 
Inheritance is a ministry of the Douglas G Davis Evangelistic Association, a non profit organization. They deliver the message in song with a Southern Gospel sound and a unique blend of tight knit harmonies. Douglas grew up singing throughout the southeast with his brother and sisters. Melinda comes from a very musical family as well. She grew up singing with her family and traveled with a family group, Inner Peace, singing Southern Gospel music. Inheritance offers a ministry of singing and preaching, singing and leading worship in churches, revivals, campmeetings, and other venues across the country.For the latest issue of SGNScoops Magazine click here.
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The Nelons “The Americana Sessions” Available Now

Written by Staff on November 25, 2017 – 5:50 pm -

The Nelons The Americana Sessions Available Now

The Nelons The Americana Sessions Available Now

Beloved Family Group Performs Iconic Classic Songs

(November 24, 2017 – Nashville, TN) – The Nelons, known for their intricate family harmonies and soaring vocalshave put their signature style on beloved American classics with their new release, The Americana Sessions, available today on Daywind Records.
Produced and arranged by Jason Clark, the project features iconic classic compositions with intricate and stunning family harmonies, delivering the musical excellence that Kelly, Jason, Amber and Autumn are known for. From Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind,” to Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors,” and “An American Trilogy,” to “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” The Nelons weave songs of faith, family, God and country in a seamless journey on what could be condisdered a songbook of American culture.

To support the new release, The Nelons have embarked on The Americana Sessions Tour, receiving rave reviews with many SOLD OUT performances in theatres across the country.

 The Americana Sessions is available now at www.TheNelons.com, iTunes, Amazon and other digital retail outlets.

The Nelons The Americana Sessions Available Now

Kelly Nelon Clark and The Nelons (Jason Clark not in picture)

FULL TRACK LISTING:

  1. Gentle on my Mind
  2. Colors of the Wind
  3. Coat of Many Colors
  4. You Needed Me
  5. Daddy and Son
  6. Bridge Over Trouble Waters
  7. Oh, Senendoah
  8. Take Me Home, Country Roads
  9. An American Trilogy
  10. Mama Tried
  11. Battlefield

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Rob Patz writes his Thanksgiving Prayer

Written by Staff on November 16, 2017 – 8:22 am -

Rob Patz writes his Thanksgiving prayer

Rob Patz writes his Thanksgiving prayer

It is hard to believe that it is already the month of November and almost Thanksgiving. By the time you read this, Creekside 2017 will almost be in the books. I want to invite you right now to make plans to be with us for Creekside 2018.

I was sitting here and pondering the month of November, the month with the holiday we celebrate here in the United States as Thanksgiving. I am thankful for many things throughout this year … thankful for health and the health of my family, for the many blessings that God has provided throughout this year in so many different areas of my life. I’m thankful for the country that I live in and the freedom that I have to write to you without fear of it being censored. I’m thankful for those that have the right to protest. I’m also thankful for those who fight for that right for those to protest and for people like me to write what is on my heart.

Rob Patz writes his Thanksgiving prayer

Rob Patz

In the society that we live in, we have to understand that the checks and balances that are there, are there for a reason. If we believe in freedom of speech, or the freedom of the written word, we also must allow those that don’t agree with us that same right to be able to protest or write about their feelings. I think if you asked anyone who has served this country, they would tell you they fight for everyone, not just those that they agree with.

I know that it’s popular right now to bash those who disagree with us. I find that to be very foolish. In any area of our life, if we don’t learn to love and accept those around us, how are we ever going to reach them with the message of the cross? I think it’s time that we stop making the world “us against them.” It will take all of us together to create an atmosphere of love, not hate.

As I sit here and write this, my Thanksgiving prayer this year is for each and every one of us to stop and agree to disagree. To disagree is only natural. Each of us has been raised differently. We come from different socioeconomic backgrounds. We even come from different churches, but I want to challenge you today to stop looking for the negative and start looking for the positive. Start believing in your fellow man and in the person that lives next door. The only way we’re ever truly going to be able to show Jesus to anyone is to first show them that we care.

Rob Patz writes his Thanksgiving prayer - pumpkin pie

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I hope that each and every one of you have a blessed Thanksgiving. I know I’m already excited about the pumpkin pie, and I’m also excited about Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Ala., from March 1-3, 2018. Come and be with us.

Publisher’s Point for November 2017 by Rob Patz

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