Congratulations Rodney Griffin. Today marks 22 years that Rodney has been with Greater Vision. Griffin has been named favorite songwriter in the Singing News Fan Awards every year from 1998 to 2014. He was also named Favorite Baritone in 2006. Many of his songs, including My Name is Lazarus (1999), Just One More Soul (2000), Just Ask (2003), Faces (2005), and Preacher Tell Me Like It Is (2014) have won Favorite Song. In 2014, at the Singing News Fan Awards Greater Vision received Favorite Song Award for, as Wolfe calls it “Our Preacher Song,” entitled Preacher Tell Me Like It Is written by Griffin.
Griffin joined Greater Vision to replace baritone Mark Trammell, who left the trio in 1993. Besides being a talented singer, Griffin began writing many of Greater Vision‘s songs including the hits He’d Still Been God, Common Garments, Faces, A Pile of Crowns, Just One More Soul, and My Name is Lazarus. Griffin has also written songs performed by other groups, including Don’t Let the Sandals Fool Ya (Triumphant) and Temporary Tomb (Legacy Five).
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Hendersonville, TN (December 17, 2015) – Daywind Music Group is celebrating a wildly successful year at Southern Gospel Radio. Earlier this week, Singing News released the 2015 year-end radio report, detailing the top songs on Southern Gospel radio. Daywind Records is proud to announce that 5 of the Top 6 songs of 2015 belong to Daywind recording artists.
With their debut radio single, the newly-formed Jim Brady Trio claimed the top spot with ‘Steppin’ Out In Faith.’ The up-tempo tune, penned by Jim and Melissa Brady, climbed to #2 on the monthly charts, narrowly missing the coveted #1 position. However, its consistent performance and airplay throughout the first half of the year earned the song top honors for the year.
Coming in at #3 is June’s #1 song, ‘That’s What I Miss the Most’ by The Bowling Family, followed by Greater Vision’s hit single ‘Put Out The Fire,’ from the project, As We Speak. The title track for the Dove Award winning & GRAMMY nominated project, ‘Pray Now,’ by Karen Peck & New River rounds out the Top 5 songs. The Browders’ fifth consecutive #1 single, ‘Time Machine,’ came in at #6 for the year, having been named the #1 song for the month of November.
Altogether, Daywind recording artists accounted for 59 of all charting singles in 2015. Furthermore, Daywind Publishing produced a record-breaking 119 charting singles this year.
Ed Leonard, President of Daywind, shared, “Our artists, writers, producers, engineers, and musicians put their hearts and souls into this music, and our partners at radio are sharing it with the world. We are so thankful to radio for playing our music!”
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute,
Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony RED, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. Albums by Daywind recording artists can be purchased at www.daywind.com.
For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Dani Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Happy Birthday to Rodney Griffin.
We at SGN Scoops would like to wish Rodney Griffin a Happy Birthday!
From the Greater Vision website:
Almost 200 times every year, the three gentlemen collectively known as Greater Vision, unite to present the gospel in a way that has endeared them to audiences across the United States and around the world. Their deepest desire is to encourage the Christian listener to share their faith with others and to cause the listener who isn’t a believer to see their need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. With each new opportunity, Gerald, Rodney, and Chris continue to move forward as they share their “Greater Vision”.
You can see them on December 30th in Morristown, Tennessee at their 25th Anniversary Celebration.
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I love the Christmas season. It is the most wonderful time of the year and I can’t wait for it to roll around every year. We get the opportunity to travel in the Jubilee Christmas tour and it is a blast of a trip! This year, I took a few minutes and asked most of the Jubilee gang a Christmas question. I hope you enjoy this Jubilee Christmas edition of On the Couch With Fouch.
Matt Fouch releases a video interview with various artists on a regular basis, with the title “On The Couch With Fouch.” As the bass singer with Legacy Five, Matt has been a part of Jubilee Christmas for several years. Matt talks with various members of Legacy Five, Booth Brothers, and Greater Vision.
We hope you enjoy this edition of On The Couch With Fouch.
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Haven Hester of SGN Scoops captured some great pictures at the Atlanta Hymn Sing, with Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, The Whisnants, Karen Peck and New River, and the Jim Brady Trio. The artists were backed up by a large choir, led by John Whisnant’s father. Other participants included Pat Barker, Dr. Jerry Goff, TaRanda Greene, Mylon Hayes Family, Tribute Quartet and Scott Fowler. A live performance video was being taped during the evening.
The popularity of concerts based on the Red Back Hymnbook and led by Gerald Wolfe has been growing with each event. The Atlanta venue was filled to the rafters with a lively congregation that came not just to listen but also to participate in the singing of favorite hymns.
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MORRISTOWN, Tennessee, November 4, 2015 – Bethany Baker, wife of Greater Vision’s bus driver, Chad Baker, releases her first Historical Christian Romance Novel. A Light in Bailey’s Harbor, published by Mantle Rock Publishing, is available to order on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.
A Light in Bailey’s Harbor is a Historical Christian Romance Novel set in the 1880’s at Cana Island Lighthouse in Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin. The story is centered on a young man trying to heal from his past and a young lady who enjoys life with childlike faith, accidently breaking the decorum of the day every now and then. In addition, hymn writer Horatio Spafford appears as a secondary character in the novel with the lyric of his hymn, “It Is Well with My Soul,” as key to the outcome of the characters’ future. Upon the publishing of A Light in Bailey’s Harbor, the author shares, “I know God has given me my words for a reason. I think my novel will make a difference in someone’s life. I pray that it will.”
In November, Bethany will be hosting a Launch Party for her novel on Facebook, this event is free for all to join. For further information about the author, visit her website: www.bethanybakeronline.com. Bethany can also be found on Facebook as an author or on Goodreads.
About Bethany Baker: Bethany Baker is a stay-at-home-mom who lives in Morristown, Tennessee with her husband and two sons. She began writing A Light in Bailey’s Harbor at age sixteen after visiting Cana Island Lighthouse on a family vacation. Recently, Bethany signed with Mantle Rock Publishing.
To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Lynn Mills at email@example.com.
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IMC Management has just announced two sellout Jubilee Christmas concerts in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Jubilee Christmas tour, featuring Greater Vision, Booth Brothers and Legacy Five, has been successful from day one, with sellout concerts in numerous cities across North America. This is the first time, however, two concerts have sold out one month prior to the event. IMC President Landon Beene stated, “IMC is thrilled to be taking this exciting, one-of-a-kind Christmas event to Canada this year! With the early sellouts in Calgary and Edmonton, be sure to purchase tickets now for a concert coming to a city near you!”
Managed and promoted exclusively by IMC Management, the tour will cover nearly 10,000 miles in 14 days, making stops in major cities across Canada and the West Coast. If you are planning to attend one of these memorable events, secure your tickets while they are still available. This is a concert full of fantastic harmony, joy and encouragement for people of all ages. You won’t want to miss it!
For more information on how you can purchase tickets to this must-see Christmas event, go towww.imcconcerts.com.
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Audiences love to hear The Mark Trammell Quartet and Greater Vision, and often when these two groups get together, Pat Barker will join them to
create the Second Half Quartet. With just piano and bass guitar accompaniment, this group made up of Gerald Wolfe, Chris Allman, Mark Trammell, Rodney Griffen and Pat Barker sing Gospel favorites, to the delight of the crowd.
Yesterday on Facebook, Pat Barker announced that the Second Half Quartet is appearing solo, going on the road to perform for the first time, on March 31, 2016, in Oxford Alabama. For all the details, listen to Pat’s announcement below!
View the Second Half Quartet’s Facebook page here.
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SGN Scoops had several roving reporters at NQC this past week, and we are thrilled at the pictures and interviews they obtained. You will be
seeing the fruits of their labors in upcoming SGN Scoops magazine editions, but we wanted you to see some of these live shots now.
Thanks again to all of our writers and photographers, as many of them are also artists that participated in events at the National Quartet Convention. We hope you have enjoyed all of their contributions over the last few days.
Artists that appear hear are members of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound,
Greater Vision, Gold City, 11th Hour, The Bowling Family, Karen Peck and New River, The Whisnants, Mark Trammell Quartet, Triumphant Quartet.
Thanks to Craig Harris for these great photos from Saturday night at NQC.
For more artist features, photos and stories, stay tuned to SGNScoops’ Facebook page.
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SGN Scoops roving reporters were out in full force during NQC this week. We hope you enjoy the portraits of faces we’ve all come to know and love.
Be sure to watch for the October issue of SGN Scoops where you will find even more photographs and stories of artists you love and will meet for the first time.
Thanks again to Craig Harris, Michelle and Pat Drummond and all of the SGN Scoops writers and Social Media team.
We hope everyone returns to Pigeon Forge on November 2 – 5 for the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. We can’t wait! For more information and to reserve your FREE tickets click on to the Creekside website.
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