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Congratulations Rodney Griffin!

Written by scoopsnews on December 28, 2015 – 12:20 pm -

12294839_10153874972400774_3857665128609408950_nCongratulations 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).

 

WATCH THIS VIDEO featuring Rodney with Greater vision  CLICK HERE:

 

 

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Congratulations Guys from your friends at SGN SCOOPS!

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Daywind Music Group Celebrates Radio Success in 2015

Written by Staff on December 17, 2015 – 2:28 pm -

Jim Brady Trio At SiriusXM

Jim Brady Trio 

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.

Bowling Family

Bowling Family

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.

Greater Vision

Greater Vision

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,

Karen Peck & New River Releases Highly Anticipated Album, PRAY NOW

Karen Peck & New River

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 publicity@daywind.com.

 

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Happy Birthday Rodney Griffin

Written by scoopsnews on December 16, 2015 – 9:25 am -

Rodney Griffin

Rodney Griffin, Greater Vision

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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Jubilee Christmas Interview On the Couch With Fouch

Written by Staff on December 10, 2015 – 6:07 pm -

imageI 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

Matt 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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SGN Scoops goes to the Atlanta Hymn Sing

Written by Staff on November 22, 2015 – 5:09 pm -

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Haven Hester of SGN Scoops captured some great pictures at the imageAtlanta 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 imageconcerts 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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Bethany Baker Releases First Historical Christian Romance Novel

Written by Staff on November 11, 2015 – 10:20 am -

image3MORRISTOWN, 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.

10985565_884452711650593_4682753808838292243_nAbout 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 lynn@exnihilo.media.


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IMC Management Announces Sellout Concerts for Jubilee Christmas Tour!

Written by Staff on November 5, 2015 – 9:11 am -

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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!”

IMG_2056Managed 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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Second Half Quartet Goes On The Road!

Written by Staff on October 20, 2015 – 12:26 pm -

Second Half Quartet

Second Half Quartet

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

Second Half Quartet

Second Half Quartet

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!

Check out Pat Barker’s website Here.

View the Second Half Quartet’s Facebook page here.

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SGN Scoops’ NQC Review: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Gold City

Written by Staff on October 5, 2015 – 12:22 pm -

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Ernie Haase-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

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

Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

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,

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Ernie Haase-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Paul Harkey, Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature  Sound

Paul Harkey, Devin McGlamery-Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Mark Trammell, Blake Buffin, Nick Trammell-Mark Trammell  Quartet

Mark Trammell, Blake Buffin, Nick Trammell-Mark Trammell Quartet

Amber Eppinette, 11th Hour

Amber Eppinette, 11th Hour

Grant Gibson, 11th Hour

Grant Gibson, 11th Hour

Chip Pullen-Gold City

Chip Pullen-Gold City

Thomas Nalley, Gold City

Thomas Nalley, Gold City

Scott Inman-Triumphant

Scott Inman-Triumphant

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

Chris Allman-Greater Vision

Chris Allman-Greater Vision

Mike Bowling-The Bowling Family

Mike Bowling-The Bowling Family

Hope Bowling-The Bowling Family

Hope Bowling-The Bowling Family

 

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.

Jeff Whisnant-The Whisnants

Jeff Whisnant-The Whisnants

Susan Whisnant-The Whisnants

Susan Whisnant-The Whisnants

Matthew Gooch, Austin Whisnant

Matthew Gooch, Austin Whisnant

 

Karen Peck-Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck-Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck-Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck-Karen Peck and New River

Ricky Brady, Kari Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson-Karen Peck and  New River

Ricky Brady, Kari Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson-Karen Peck and New River


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SGN Scoops at NQC: Tribute, Hoppers, Booth Brothers

Written by Staff on October 3, 2015 – 2:16 pm -

Tribute Quartet

Tribute Quartet

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.

Ronnie Booth

Ronnie Booth

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.

Dean Hopper

Dean Hopper

Kim Hopper

Kim Hopper

Keepers of the Faith tenor singer

Keepers of the Faith tenor singer Levi Taito

Courtney Collingsworth Metz

Courtney Collingsworth Metz

Kim Collingsworth

Kim Collingsworth

Rodney Griffin

Rodney Griffin

Ed O'Neal

Ed O’Neal

Randy Shelnut, Sr.

Randy Shelnut, Sr.

George Shelton-Dixie Echoes

George Shelton-Dixie Echoes

Scoot Shelnut

Scoot Shelnut

Michael Booth

Michael Booth

Booth Brothers and Nick Bruno

Booth Brothers and Nick Bruno

Gus Gaches, Chris Allman, Michael Booth

Gus Gaches, Chris Allman, Michael Booth

Paul Lancaster, Scott Howard, Rodney Griffin

Paul Lancaster, Scott Howard, Rodney Griffin

Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs

Steve Hurst and Bethel University's Renaissance Choir

Steve Hurst and Bethel University’s Renaissance Choir

Peg Bean, Sheryl Farris

Peg Bean, Sheryl Farris

Keepers of the Faith

Keepers of the Faith

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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