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Abraham Productions Reaches Over One Million People

Written by Staff on April 28, 2016 – 10:55 pm -

Singing In The Sun - Abraham Productions

Singing In The Sun – Abraham Productions

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

Gerald Wolfe and Eli Shaw

Gerald Wolfe and Eli Shaw

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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Twitter News of the Day! – Chris Allman

Written by scoopsnews on April 14, 2016 – 1:28 pm -

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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


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Twitter News of the Day…..Greater Vision

Written by scoopsnews on March 27, 2016 – 7:01 pm -

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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!

Grester Vision


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CATHEDRAL FAMILY REUNION AT SALUTE TO TEXAS GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Written by Staff on March 15, 2016 – 11:27 am -

Cathedrals Family Reunion

Cathedral Family Reunion

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.

Greater Vision

Greater Vision NQC 2015

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.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. Picture by Craig Harris

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.”

Collingsworth Family in concert

Collingsworth Family in concert

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.”

According to Beene, accommodations have been made for current ticket holders who have already purchased tickets for the 2016 event. “Revamping this event is something we believe will have a very positive impact. Current ticket holders who would like to make any changes to their reservations or upgrade their seats before tickets go on sale to the general public will have the opportunity to do so. IMC representatives will be available to assist. Current ticket holders may call 800.965.9324 to obtain assistance or any information.”
Make plans now to be a part of the 2016 Texas Gospel Music Festival. Complete information, including lodging packages for this exciting weekend, is available at www.imcconcerts.com.
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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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