Morristown, TN –Greater Vision will be introducing a new vocalist to their audiences, beginning this week. Jon Epley is joining the trio, and will perform his first concert with the group on Friday April 21, in Springfield, Missouri.
Jon says, “I have been a fan of Greater Vision for many years. To say that I am overwhelmed and honored to be singing with three of my heroes, Gerald, Rodney, and Chris, would be a huge understatement. I would like to thank these men for this opportunity to sing the music that I love. I look forward to learning so much from them. I sincerely desire to be a blessing, in any way that I can, to the wonderful ministry that Greater Vision has established over the years.”
Gerald Wolfe says, “I’ve known Jon for several years, and am very glad to have him as a part of our group.” Gerald added, “Jon isn’t replacing anybody. No one is leaving the group, and contrary to rumors that might arise… I’m not making plans to retire. Jon is actually coming onboard to help me stay on the road for many more years. Most people who come to our concerts know I was diagnosed with a chronic neck muscle issue (Muscle Tension Dysphonia), a few years ago. I have good days and bad days, but never a day without pain and tension in both sides of my neck. The condition often makes it painfully difficult to breath and sing properly through an entire concert. Jon will be singing what has historically been my part in the harmony with Greater Vision. I will still be singing some features, handling the emceeing, and playing the piano in our concerts. The really good news is, I can confidently say the overall “GV Sound” isn’t going to change, but Jon’s great baritone voice adds a fresh, new texture to the trio’s blend.”
Jon has already been in the recording studio with Greater Vision, and will be heard on their new CD, Still, which will be released by Daywind Records in July. Rodney Griffin said, “I was impressed with Jon’s quick learning curve in the studio, and look forward to traveling with him… and hope he’s a slow bus driver.” Chris Allman added, “Change is always a scary thing, but our experience with Jon in the studio has served as confirmation that he is the right man for this season in our ministry. Looking forward to what the years ahead have to offer!”
Jon Epley isn’t new to Gospel Music, having traveled with his family’s evangelistic team, The Inspirations, The Ball Brothers, and the LeFevre Quartet, before leaving the road one year ago. He and his wife, Tiffany, reside in Johnson City, Tennessee.
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Mark Trammel joins Greater Vision on Mainstage at NQC for “I Know A Man Who Can.”
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Twelve Year Old Sings with Greater Vision
CLEMMONS, NC, April 28, 2016 – Abraham Productions, Inc. (API) reached over one million people on Facebook with a video segment from their Wednesday night concert at Singing in the Sun last week. The video featuring Gerald Wolfe inviting twelve year old Eli Shaw to join Greater Vision on stage to sing “I Know A Man Who Can,” experienced an exponential response – something rarely seen in the genre.
Eli Shaw sings tenor for Children Of The Promise from Cedartown, Georgia. The group performed in the Regional Artist Showcase on Tuesday at Singing in the Sun – an annual event held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center hosted by Abraham Productions, Inc. The audience immediately fell in love with Eli’s clear, full tenor voice. On Wednesday evening, Greater Vision, Southern Gospel’s most awarded trio, called the twelve year old on stage during their set. Eli’s vocal ability captured the attention of both the artists and audience, which is evidenced in the reaction seen and heard on the video segement shared on Abraham Productions Facebook page. To view the video visit: http://bit.ly/1SPMi0W
Abraham Productions, Inc. President Ray Flynn states, “To be able to reach over one million Facebook feeds from the Southern Gospel genre is something rarely seen, and to do it in less than 36 hours is extraordinary. This was one of those God appointed moments where an individual from our regional showcase shined so brightly that fans and artists alike, revel at his talent. Then, to see that talent in such a young individual really super-charged the atmosphere on and off stage.”
Singing in the Sun is an annual six-day event held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center that attracts thousands of attendees from over 45 states and Canada. The event combines quality Christian music and world renowned speakers in a concert setting creating an atmosphere without denominational barriers. For more information on the annual Singing in the Sun event or to learn more about Abraham Productions, Inc. visit their website at: http://www.abrahamproductions.net.
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The Tweet of the day was from Mr. Gerald Wolfe which reminds us…..
Happy Birthday Chris from SGN Scoops!
Hope you guys had a nice lunch!
Lunch at Five Guys & Fries today, with Birthday celebrant, @chris_allman ! (I’m buying.) #LastOfTheBigSpenders
— Gerald Wolfe (@geraldwolfe1) April 14, 2016
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Todays’s “Tweet of the day” is from these guys!
We’ve seen it for ourselves… The tomb is empty! Jesus has risen!
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Johnson City, TN – The successful promotions company, IMC Concerts, has announced plans for the addition of several of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular and talented recording artists to be featured during the 2016 Texas Gospel Music Festival. The event will take place November 4 & 5, 2016 at the McGorman Performing Arts Center in Ft. Worth, TX.
In the past, the event has featured the Cathedrals Family Reunion. This year’s Texas Gospel Music Festival will again feature the Reunion with Legacy Five, Greater Vision and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, as well as the Mark Trammell Quartet. The Cathedrals Family Reunion will serve as the finale for the weekend.
Additionally, the weekend will highlight The Booth Brothers, The Collingsworth Family, The Erwins, Mark Lowry and brand new trio Cana’s Voice, featuring TaRanda Greene, Doug Anderson and Jody McBrayer. “We are very excited about the additions we have made to the Texas Gospel Music Festival,” IMC President, Landon Beene, states. “Texas boasts a rich gospel music tradition. It is where many gospel music legends got their start, including long-time Cathedral Quartet member Glen Payne, who called Rockwall, TX, home. We are very excited about what we believe will become another rich Texas gospel music tradition.”
For those attending the weekend, IMC has created a number of lodging packages that will feature special activities with several of the artists featured on this event. “After a great night of music, there is nothing better than being able to go back to hotel and enjoy great fellowship with other event attendees and some of the artists featured on the program,” Beene explains. “We are planning some very special activities for those who take advantage of the special lodging packages we are creating. This will be a really fun opportunity for those out of town guests who will be attending.”
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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 email@example.com.
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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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