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Sneed Family Homecoming Announced for September 8, 2017 Jimmy Fortune, HighRoad and The Sneed Family

Written by Staff on September 7, 2017 – 2:05 pm -

Sneed Family

Sneed Family

Glasgow, KY (September 5, 2017) – The Sneed Family is pleased to announce the 2017 Sneed Family Homecoming. The event on Fri. Sept. 8, 2017, will host Jimmy Fortune, HighRoad and The Sneed Family.

Jeff Sneed, The Sneed Family spokesman said, “We are thrilled to bring these groups to our local friends! This event is intentionally designed for any family who loves music and loves Kentucky. Most important to us, is that our guests hear the Gospel of Jesus.”

“It is not often that Kentucky can enjoy a lineup like this,” stated Caleb Cowan, of The Sneed Family who is married to the group’s lead singer, Amanda Sneed Cowan.

The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, KY. For convenience, tickets may be purchased by visiting cavecityconventioncenter.com or calling 270-773-3131.

Jimmy Fortune

Jimmy Fortune

Jimmy Fortune is best known for his 21 years as the tenor singer for The Statler Brothers. According to Fortune’s web site, Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007, and inducted into the CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame in June 29, 2008.
After the Statler Brothers retired on October 26, 2002, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His first solo CD, When One Door Closes, was released August 2003 on Audium/Koch. He released a gospel album, I Believe, in June 2005, a Christmas CD, Feels Like Christmas, in 2006, a live concert DVD in 2007 a country CD, “Windows” in 2009, “Lessons” in 2012, and “Hits and Hymns” CD and DVD through Spring House Productions in 2015. Jimmy is currently living in Nashville, writing, and touring.

HighRoad

HighRoad

An opportunity to see High Road is a special treat. The group makes appearances where they perform their special blend of progressive Bluegrass music. Their latest single and video can be seen regularly on the CMT network.

HighRoad will be performing live and featuring music from their latest project, “The News For Today.” Ben Isaacs produced the project in Nashville.

The Sneed Family is a favorite to their southern Kentucky fans. They provide an honest worship experience while providing encouragement.

Watch for them on stage as well as on television with their production of “Sneed Family Music”. The program is seen in over one million homes each week. The Sneed Family brings music, and interviews from the best in Southern Gospel Music. The show is now available online.

For more information on The Sneed Family, visit sneedfamily.com.

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HighRoad on Today In Nashville, April 6 at 11a.m.

Written by Staff on April 5, 2017 – 2:39 pm -

Channel 4 - Today In Nashville at 11AM, featuring the outstanding Country/Bluegrass sounds of HIGHROAD.

Channel 4 – Today In Nashville at 11AM, featuring the outstanding Country/Bluegrass sounds of HighRoad.

Nashville, Tenn. (April 4, 2017) Don’t miss this Thursday morning, April 6th, Live performance on Channel 4 – Today In Nashville at 11AM, featuring the outstanding Country/Bluegrass sounds of HighRoad.

Tune in and tell your friends.

If you would like to interview HighRoad contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

HIGHROAD IS BOUND FOR SOMEWHERE I’M GOING SEPTEMBER 30

HIGHROAD

You can learn more about the group by going here.

Follow them on FaceBook here and Twitter here.

For booking click here.

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About HighRoad

In a world where conformity is king and following the crowd is practically a survival instinct, the women of HighRoad, an award-winning Appalachian gospel group from Nashville who just happen to be the best of friends, too, have always preferred the road less traveled.

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

The group was awarded the 2015 AGM Female Group of the Year and worked with Grammy Award winning producer, Ben Isaacs.

And so it’s fitting that the trio’s album, which also features the girls’ inventive instrumentation, would bear the same name. Filled with the beautiful, harmonic melodies and vocals that have been the group’s hallmark, Sarah Davison, Kinsey Kapfhammer, and Kristen Bearfield, feel the songs from Somewhere I’m Going reflect their personal journey of being set apart.

September 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

September 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

HighRoad in SGNScoops Magazine

HighRoad was featured in the September 2016 issue of SGNScoops Magazine. Justin McLeod wrote: “Already a well-known hit in Bluegrass and Country Gospel circles, HighRoad is quickly gaining popularity and momentum in traditional Gospel circles. “We don’t try to fit into any genre,” group founder Sarah Davison says. “We just want to be HighRoad. We love Country, Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and Country. We hope that listeners will hear all of those genres in our music!” For more from this feature, read the September 2016 issue of SGNScoops Magazine here. 

Erin Stevens interviewed HighRoad member Kristen Bearfield for her Younger Perspective column in the SGNScoops Magazine October 2016 issue. Here is a sample of their interview: “Erin: For those that don’t know your miraculous story of healing, please share with the readers how the Lord touched your body. Kristen: Several years ago, I was in a terrible car accident that could have taken my life. During the wreck, I suffered a

October 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

October 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

severe neck injury that affected my spinal cord, and as a result, many doctors told me I would soon require wheelchair assistance and eventually be unable to walk. The neck injury also lead to my inability to sing and play instruments for a period of time. There were certainly days that I didn’t understand why this was happening, but there was never a moment that I didn’t feel God’s hand on my life. In fact, I can honestly say that I physically felt God’s arms wrap around me as my car flipped end over end through the air! I know undoubtedly He was there with me in that car, and I’ve never felt His presence more strongly than I did during that very moment…” For the rest of this interview with Kristen Bearfield, click on the October 2016 issue of SGNScoops Magazine here.

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Prayers for Sarah

Written by scoopsnews on February 2, 2017 – 6:35 pm -

From Jeff Sneed:

We have a very special prayer request for someone that has grown dear to our heart, Ms Sarah Davison, Seth’s girlfriend. On Tuesday she will have surgery to remove a tumor and we are in fervent prayer that the surgery will go smoothly. We are sharing this with you because we know many of you have been blessed by Sarah’s friendship and touched by her music with High Road. We need your prayers! We believe in the Great Healer! There is power in unity and prayer. When God’s people band together and sincerely pray heaven pays attention and the devil has to step aside. Pray that in our weakness we will be made strong! Pray that when the devil makes an attempt to destroy our faith and overwhelm us with fear and doubt that God will surround with his power and our faith will just increase. We are asking God to give us this victory. We need you! We are depending on you to help us carry this request to the throne room of God and encircle Sarah with a hedge of protection. Thank you in advance for your prayers, love, and support. We love you and appreciate you!

We at SGN Scoops are praying!


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Media Alert For HIGHROAD

Written by Staff on January 30, 2017 – 8:44 am -

HIGHROAD IS BOUND FOR SOMEWHERE I’M GOING SEPTEMBER 30

HIGHROAD

Nashville, Tennessee  Ever popular female artists HIGHROAD will be performing on TBNs JUCE programming tomorrow evening at 8:30 PM EST with host artist Danny Gokey.

Danny Gokey and HIGHROAD

Danny Gokey

According to Wikipedia: JUCE TV is a youth-oriented Christian television network owned and operated by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The network is aimed at teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 30 years, and features music videos (similar to MTV, but with a Christian focus), Christian-themed entertainment and lifestyle programming, and some church services.

More about HIGHROAD from there website:

“What began as small gigs at county fairs and country churches has quickly become much more for Sarah and HighRoad. It’s not just about the songwriting or the recording, the secret to the group’s real-life harmony may well be found in their sisterhood. “A lot of people ask if we’re a family group,” Sarah says. “No, but honestly, when you’re traveling that much with somebody, they become like family, so I would claim all of them as family.”

HighRoad also considers their loyal fans—a rapidly growing base stretching clear across the country these days—as extended family. “I hope listeners really walk away and say, ‘I feel like I know these girls, and I can relate to these songs,’” Sarah says. “My prayer as a songwriter and as an artist is that I’m just a vessel He can pour through.”

Whether through story or song, the women of HighRoad are pressing on towards all God has called them to become. They are trusting He will make their paths straight as they submit to Him, and no matter what lies ahead, they’ll be going wherever the high road leads.”

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AG Publicity Artists Shine at 2016 SGNScoops Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 10, 2016 – 8:19 pm -

Karen Peck and New River Win at 2016 Diamond Awards

Karen Peck and New River Win at 2016 Diamond Awards

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (November 3, 2016) AG Publicity artists received some of the top honors last evening at the 2016 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards. The Annual Awards were held November 1, as a part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Williamsons at Diamond Awards

Williamsons at 2016 Diamond Awards

Dove Award-winning family group Karen Peck & New River took home two awards last night for Trio of the Year and Mixed Group of the Year. The Williamsons also were awarded two trophies for Favorite Song of the Year and Favorite Album of the Year (for “Shout” and Tell Somebody respectively).

Karen Peck of New River stated, “We are very honored to receive these amazing Diamond Awards. We want to thank all of you who voted for us. You all have been such a blessing to us over the past 25 years as KPNR. We work very hard to keep our ministry moving forward for the Lord. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. We also want to thank Rob Patz and his awesome team for their tireless efforts in keeping Southern Gospel Music in the forefront of the music world.”

“Such an honor to be awarded with Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2016 Diamond Awards! Thank you Lord for this honor and thank you all for voting for us.” an excited Donnie Williamson exclaimed.

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

Country/Bluegrass hybrid group HIGHROAD won the Diamond Award for Christian Country Group of the Year, while Jeff Stice won Instrumentalist of the Year.

Sarah Davison of HIGHROAD commented, “It was really inspiring to be surrounded last night by friends and artists who love Gospel music so much. We couldn’t do it without the folks who voted for us and have prayed for us while we go out and travel and sing all the time. We are humbled by this honor and it’s to God we give the Glory. I’m just thankful He gives us the songs to write and let’s us do what we love to do.”

img_0929Jeff Stice said, “The Bible says if we delight in the Lord , He will give us the desires of our hearts…. but it amazes me that when we delight in the Lord those desires change. My desire? I just want to finish well, and be a vessel that glorifies God… I truly am speechless over this Diamond Award… I am honored that the voters have chosen me as Instrumentalist of the Year. My thanks to The Beckie Simmons agency for booking me, Daywind Records for signing me as an artist, AGP for being my publicist , my family for praying for me, the Nelons for believing in me and my wife, Stacey ( my gift from God)for loving and supporting me… Psalm 130:7 says: “Hope in the Lord , for in the Lord there is mercy, and with Him there is ABUNDANT REDEMPTION ”

AGP President, Deon Unthank, stated, “We at AG Publicity are proud to represent some of the most talented artists in the Gospel Music industry. Congratulations to Karen Peck and New River, The Williamsons, HIGHROAD, and Jeff Stice. Your hard work is appreciated as indicated by these awards.”

AG Publicity represents an award-winning roster of artists including Karen Peck & New River, The Williamsons, HIGHROAD, Jeff Stice, Michael English, The Browders, Wilburn & Wilburn, Johnny Minick with Goodman Revival, 11th HOUR, Steve Ladd, The Freemans, and more.

For more of the 2016 Diamond Award winners click here. 


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Tune In Alert! HighRoad and 11th Hour on Paul Heil’s Gospel Greats

Written by Staff on November 10, 2016 – 4:58 pm -

HIGHROAD IS BOUND FOR SOMEWHERE I’M GOING SEPTEMBER 30

HIGHROAD On Gospel Greats

Nashville, Tennessee (November 10, 2016) – Don’t miss this week’s exciting new Gospel Greats program with Paul Heil. The award winning program airs weekly on many stations across the nation. This week the program features a couple of AG Publicity Artists.

The Artist Spotlight visit on this program features the young ladies of HighRoad, with songs from their current CD called Somewhere I’m Going. You’ll love their version of a familiar hymn as well as their brand new hymn-sounding song, “Christ My Hope, My Glory”, on which they have a special guest vocalist, Jason Crabb. Also, please pay special attention to the song, “His Hand On Me,” written by group member Kristen Bearfield as her testimony about how God miraculously saved her life. You’ll enjoy the visit with HighRoad.

 

11th Hour on Gospel Greats

11th Hour

There will also be a special interview with 11th Hour group member, Amber Eppinette. Amber is always an interesting conversationalist. I’m sure she will have plenty to say about their CD What A Moment, as well as their numerous recent number one songs.

This is one program you do not want to miss. Paul Heil’s THE GOSPEL GREATS program airs on great radio stations across America each week, as well as in Canada and elsewhere around the world.

If you’re not aware of a local radio station carrying this program, please click here and enter your Zip code to find any station within 50 miles of you. Or check the Gospel Greats list of when to listen online.

If there is no station in your community carrying The Gospel Greats, your help in calling our program to the attention of an appropriate local station would be most appreciated. Paul Heil’s THE GOSPEL GREATS Program P. O. Box 1372 Lancaster PA 17608-1372
Phone (717) 898-9100  Fax (717) 898-6600  paul@thegospelgreats.com

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New Music From HighRoad

Written by scoopsnews on October 28, 2016 – 10:58 am -

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HIGHROAD’s Somewhere I’m Going Now Available On iTunes and Other Online Outlets

Nashville, Tennessee (October 28, 2016)  AGM Award-winning country-bluegrass hybrid group HIGHROAD is pleased to announce the group’s newest recording, Somewhere I’m Going, is officially available on iTunes and other major online outlets.

Sarah Davison, group keyboardist and vocalist stated, “Our goal is to make Christ known and to shed light in a dark world, so we are incredibly happy to offer our music now online, on iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube. We hope folks will enjoy it and share it with others.”

Somewhere I’m Going, features favorite Gospel classics, including “Sweet By And By”, “Till The Storm Passes By”, “Squirrel Hunter”, and “I’d Rather Have Jesus”, as well as many songs written by group members Sarah Davison, Kinsey Kapfhammer,and Kristen Bearfield.

Somewhere I’m Going officially released this month on HIGHROAD’s online store where you can order this new project as well as previously released CDs and other products the popular group carries.

View their iTunes Artist Page where you will find downloads to several of their latest recordings.

If you would like to interview HIGHROAD contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

You can learn more about HIGHROAD by going to http://www.highroadmusic.com.

Follow them on FaceBook at https://m.facebook.com/HIGHROADNASH/ and Twitter at https://twitter.com/highroadmusic.

For booking contact highroadmusic@gmail.com.


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HIGHROAD IS BOUND FOR SOMEWHERE I’M GOING SEPTEMBER 30

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 16, 2016 – 7:27 am -

HIGHROAD IS BOUND FOR SOMEWHERE I’M GOING SEPTEMBER 30

HIGHROAD IS BOUND FOR SOMEWHERE I’M GOING
SEPTEMBER 30

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Breakout bluegrass/country quartet HighRoad returns September 30 with their much-anticipated third full-length recording, Somewhere I’m Going. Produced by GRAMMY®-nominated Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs), the project delivers 12 tracks showcasing the award-winning band’s signature instrumentation and lush harmonies.

A collection of original selections and beloved hymns, Somewhere I’m Going features eight songs co-penned by HighRoad founder and lead vocalist Sarah Davison, and includes contributions from such award-wining writers as Sonya Isaacs Yeary (Martina McBride), Jerry Salley (Chris Stapleton), Kenna Turner West (Hillary Scott) and Lee Black (Doug Anderson), among others.

Highlights of the project include the Celtic-flavored “Christ, My Hope, My Glory,” featuring GRAMMY®-winner Jason Crabb; as well as new arrangements of beloved favorites “Give Me Jesus,” “In The Sweet By and By” and “I’d Rather Have Jesus”; and the poignant title-cut.

“’Somewhere I’m Going’ is about going home to see friends and family,” Davison shares. “But a lot of our friends and family are not there anymore because they’ve gone on to be with the Lord. I think every person can relate to that, looking back on their childhood or those memories with aunts, uncles and friends who are no longer here with us. We can be assured we’re going to see them again someday.”

Founded in 2010 by Sarah Davison (vocals, piano), HighRoad is also comprised of Kristen Bearfield (mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocals), Kinsey Kapfhammer (guitar, vocals) and Lauren Conklin (fiddle). The group has garnered six SGM Scoops Diamond Award nominations and an Absolutely Gospel Music Female Group of the Year award, among other accolades. They regularly perform at leading Gospel music events including the Gatlinburg Gathering, Myrtle Beach’s Singing In The Sun and the National Quartet Convention. HighRoad’s previous recordings include Angel at the Crossroads; The Road Less Traveled; and the Christmas release, Joy.

In addition to HighRoad, Davison has performed with some of the top names in country music. She recently shared the Grand Ole Opry stage with ACM Award-winning singer/songwriter Mark Wills and performed with the late George Jones’ band during his final tour of Canada.

For further information, visit highroadmusic.comturningpointpr.com or follow HighRoad on Facebook.


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HIGHROAD Slated As The Music Leaders For The JOY FM Ladies Conferences

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 2, 2016 – 3:55 pm -

HIGHROAD Slated As The Music Leaders For The JOY FM Ladies Conferences

HIGHROAD Slated As The Music Leaders For The JOY FM Ladies Conferences

Nashville, Tennessee – HIGHROAD has been invited to lead the music at the 2016 JOY FM Ladies Conferences. The first of these events takes place this Saturday, March 5th at Calvary West Campus, 155 Commerce Drive,  Advance, NC 27006.

It is expected to be an encouraging day of worship, speakers, art, shopping and fun featuring the Joy FM family including Daniel and Melody from the Morning JoyRide along with the women of Joy FM. The AGM Female Gospel Group of the Year – HIGHROAD, Artist Betty “B” Shoopman, AJ Luck who was a featured guest on TBN and Author of Shattered Perspectives: Seeing God Beyond Broken Dreams, Fears, and Failure, Lisa Albinus known as a Praise Painter and Artist, and Luann Prater who is an On-Air Personality for Joy FM and Founder Host of Encouragement Cafe Ministries.

Sarah Davison of HIGHROAD said, “JOY FM is well known throughout the Carolina’s and the entire Southeast as a great radio station mixing many styles of Christian music. We are honored to be the music leaders for their 2016 ladies conferences and are looking forward to what God has in store for those attending. We have a feeling God is going to be doing some BIG things!”

You also have an opportunity to help by donating new or like new handbags, pocketbooks, or purses to Change Purse Ministry. Please bring them to the Encouragement Cafe table on the day of the event. Change Purse encourages hope through raising awareness and by investing into the lives of victims and survivors of sex-trafficking. For more information visit www.changepurse.org.

For more information or to register for the conference go to: http://encouragementcafe.com/events/event/56/joy-fms-unspeakable-joy/2016-03-05.

You can learn more about HIGHROAD by going to http://www.highroadmusic.com .

Follow them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/HIGHROAD3 and Twitter at https://twitter.com/highroadmusic.

For booking contact highroadmusic@gmail.com.


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HIGHROAD Announces Exciting Changes

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 9, 2016 – 6:18 am -

HIGHROAD Announces Exciting Changes

HIGHROAD Announces Exciting Changes

Nashville, Tennessee – Sarah Davison, manager of the award winning female Gospel group, HIGHROAD, is excited to announce two new members. Having just played a New Year’s Eve concert with Vincent and Dailey this year just keeps getting better and better. The two newest members, Kinsey Kapfhammer and Kristen Bearfield,  have extensive resumes in music already and the three have been writing for a new project as well as touring across the country. Kinsey will be a vocalist and playing acoustic guitar while Kristen will sing and play mandolin, bango and guitar. Sarah will continue her role as keyboard player and vocalist.

Sarah Davison stated, “I’m excited that God has led our group further and further as He sees fit, placing each of us exactly where He wants us to be. HIGHROAD’s ministry all belongs to Him anyway and we are just thankful to be doing what He has called us to do.”

Kinsey Kapfhammer was born in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Nashville seven years ago to pursue a career in music. Her experience in the field of music is extensive and varied having led worship in Middle and High School at Southeast Christian Church and Middletown Christian Church. She was the worship leader for Crossroad Missions based in Louisville working in Eastern Kentucky for 10 years and still going in the summers. Kinsey sang the Star Spangled Banner at the Dodgers Stadium and three times for the Cincinnati Reds. She has toured in European countries such as Scotland, England, Norway, Denmark, and more. Opening for various acts such as Mark Chesnutt, Colt Ford, Craig Morgan, as well as singing with The Time Jumpers and Vince Gill. She has performed at numerous NHL Predators games.

Kristen Bearfield studied Praise & Worship Ministries at Liberty University, and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a major in Marketing and a minor in Bluegrass & Country Music Studies. Early proponents of her music included her great Uncle Clarence “Tater” Tate, who played bass and fiddle for the great Bill Monroe for many years. Kristen has played with Country and Gospel Music Hall of Fame Member Jimmy Fortune, The Hurleys for seven years, and with Adam Steffey for two years who is a five time Grammy Winner, and voted Mandolin Player Of The Year, an unprecedented 11 times by the International Bluegrass Music Association. While in college, Kristen worked as a publicist on the Zac Brown Band Tour for one year and currently works as an Artist Relations Consultant for Fishman Amplification where she has been for the past 4 1/2 years.

Kristen said, “I am thrilled to be partnering in ministry with HIGHROAD, and looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for 2016.”

You can learn more about HIGHROAD by going to http://www.highroadmusic.com .

Follow them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/HIGHROAD3 and Twitter at https://twitter.com/highroadmusic .

For booking contact highroadmusic@gmail.com


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