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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 3, 2014 – 9:49 am -

Adam Crabb is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of February 2. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is New Road, and Jean reviews a new recording by Carter Crossing. An article entitled “Looking Back” is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. Ben Jam and The Bowling Family sing, and the show includes exclusive video of HisSong, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at Vian Baptist Church, in Vian, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of Heaven’s Echoes.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR.


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Michael Frost Trio to release new CD at NQC

Written by SGN Scoops on September 4, 2013 – 7:10 am -

Micheal Frost Trio After God's Own Heart front insert new designPIGEON FORGE, TN — The Michael Frost Trio, based in Pigeon Forge, TN, plan to release a new CD during The National Quartet Convention next week in Louisville, KY. In addition, the trio will perform during the Featured Artist Showcase on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

The trio includes the husband and wife team of Michael and Jen Frost along with tenor singer Adam Elrod, formerly of HisSong. Adam joined the group last year at NQC, where they made their debut appearance together during a showcase. Following that performance, they were invited to sing on main stage that same evening..
The new project, titled “After God’s Own Heart,” features 11 tracks, most of which were written by Michael Frost. The CD is produced by Shane Roark at Chapel Valley Studios. The first radio single, “When I Could Not Pray,” is currently gaining radio airplay across the country. Visit the trio’s website, www.themichaelfrosttrio.com, to order the project and to listen to sound clips. Visit the trio’s booth at NQC to pick up a copy of the CD and soundtrack.

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Frosts to write and perform for new Christian theater production

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 19, 2012 – 1:42 pm -

PIGEON FORGE, TN — Singer / songwriter Michael Jason Frost, along with his wife Jen, will soon be joining a new Christian-based musical production in Pigeon Forge, TN. Additional details about the show, the location, and more will be announced very soon.

In addition to performing in the new production, The Frosts will also serve as writers. Michael has written several songs for the show and Jen has written much of the script.

Michael and Jen Frost first met while working in Christian theater a few years ago. Both were performers in The Miracle, a large-scale musical production about the life of Christ that ran for six seasons. There, Michael played various roles from John the Baptist and Judas, to the leading role of Jesus. Jen also filled various roles, from Mother Mary to Martha.

“Jen and I are overjoyed to have the opportunity to work together once again in Christian-based theater,” Michael said.

Following the closing of The Miracle, Michael toured and recorded with Dove-Award nominated trio, HisSong. He will exit the group to accept the new theater position this fall.

Michael is best known in the southern gospel world for his songwriting credits, including “That’s God” and “Three Words, Three Nails, Three Days.” Currently, Michael’s songs can be found on the latest projects by The McKameys, Ivan Parker, HisSong, and more.

Michael and Jen are also known as vocalists in “The Michael Frost Trio.” The trio, including singer Adam Elrod, recently made an impact at the National Quartet Convention (NQC) this year after being invited to perform an upcoming radio release, “Author and Finisher,” on the main stage.

In addition to performing in the theater, Michael and Jen will continue their music ministry in churches and concert settings, presenting their blend of original songs and personal testimonies. The Frosts are represented by The Adoration Agency (www.adorationagency.com) and record for Chapel Valley Studios.

The Frosts have a daughter, Jael Esther, age 2. More information about The Frosts is online at www.michaeljasonfrost.com


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Adam Elrod Departs HisSong

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 30, 2012 – 10:15 am -

Nashville, TN (August 30, 2012) – HisSong’sTenor singer, Adam Elrod, announces his departure from the group after a 10 year faithful stand with the ministry. New and exciting things are to come as He ends this chapter with HisSong and starts a new chapter of his life in Music.

“For 10 years, I have been blessed to be HisSong’s original tenor singer since it’s beginning on Dec 26, 2001. Saying goodbye to family and friends I have made over this time period is not an easy thing for me to do, but nevertheless, a new chapter has begun for me. As I begin this new journey in my life, I ask for your prayers and support, as I work on my new Solo Cd, that God will direct my path and show favor on me. I am excited about the future God has planned and I am at peace with my decision.”

Psalms 27:1(The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is my strength of my Life; of whom shall I be afraid?) I want you all to know that I love you and look forward to seeing you real soon in concert. I want to personally say Thank you to Marvin, Helen, David and Dennis Humphries for allowing me a platform to minister the gospel in song for 10 years and most importantly to God for the Incredible Journey! God bless all ya’ll… Adam


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Dates and Featured Performers Announced For 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 13, 2012 – 3:52 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (June 13, 2012) – The administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the dates and talent line-up for the 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest.

“Once again, we are so excited about bringing in some of the biggest artists in our industry to the area for a weeklong festival of Gospel music! Every year we get more and more artists who ask to be a part of the Music Fest, and this year is no different! We know that everyone is going to love the talent line up we have this year!”

This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 16, 2012 through Friday, July 20, 2012. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public.

Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Music Fest include Gold City, Karen Peck & New River, Buddy Jewell, The Bowling Family, Tribute Quartet, Three Bridges, HisSong, Adam Crabb, Wilburn & Wilburn, Beyond the Ashes, Eighth Day, John’s Call, The Hemphills, Freedom, Southern Sound, Crystal River, Sharron Kay King, Mark 209, Tim Hill, The Beelers, Jim Sheldon, Jeff & Sue Duffield, and Sunday Edition.

The artist listing is subject to change without notice.

As in years past, this year’s convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night.

For more information, feel free to email the site at chris@absolutelyGospel.com . More details can be found at http://www.absolutelygospel.com .


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Hissong on Gospel Music Today This Week

Written by SGN Scoops on February 27, 2012 – 8:38 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are the members of southern gospel trio HisSong. The Feature Group is Headin’ Home Quartet, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Ken and Jean visit the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, to hear Kirk Talley sing. Jean reviews a new CD by the Truth Trio.  Dave Ward looks at the history of The Stamps Quartet, and the show features singing by The Gibbons Family and Greater Vision. The latest edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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THE MICHAEL FROST TRIO TO RELEASE DEBUT CD

Written by SGN Scoops on February 16, 2012 – 9:08 am -

PIGEON FORGE, TN — Singer / songwriter Michael Jason Frost, along with his wife Jennifer and singer Amy Bebout, have come together to record a CD as “The Michael Frost Trio.” The new project is scheduled for an April 2012 release on Sanctuary label a division of Chapel Valley.

All three singers are recent performers at The Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, where for five years they were part of the cast of the popular musical, The Miracle, about the life of Christ. This is where the three singers first discovered their harmonious blend and mutual love for gospel music. They began to perform as a trio and quickly gained a following. Through a fundraising website, kickstarter.com, the trio was able to raise money from their fan base to record together for the first time as a trio.  The project, produced by Shane Roark at Chapel Valley Studios, will include 12 original songs written by Michael. Titled “What A Way To Worship,” the CD will initially be available online at www.themichaelfrosttrio.com. A radio single will be released soon.

 Michael is an established singer / songwriter with several songs that have climbed the national charts for him and for others as well. He is currently the full-time baritone singer for Dove-Award nominated group, HisSong. Shane Roark, Producer and Richard Hyssong, Marketing and Artist Director are pleased to welcome them to the Chapel Valley family!

For more information about The Michael Frost Trio and to pre-order the new CD, visit www.themichaelfrosttrio.com.


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HisSong Announces Michael Frost As New Baritone Vocalist

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 3, 2011 – 11:09 am -

Dove Award nominated HisSong is proud to announce as their new Baritone singer/songwriter Michael Frost. Michael has a long history in southern gospel music.

HisSong owner/manager Dennis Humphries states, “We are very excited to have Michael a part of this ministry and team. I have known Michael for several years and have always loved his singing, songwriting and his spirit. I’m excited to see what God has in store for this ministry.”

Michael Jason Frost grew up singing gospel music with his family in upper East Tennessee. By the time he was a teenager, he was harmonizing with his cousins and traveling on weekends across the southeast with a family band, The Frost Family. That band evolved into a vocal trio, The Frosts, that did well in the southern gospel music industry with widespread radio airplay and charting singles. The trio enjoyed success from 2002 – 2005 and earned a Singing News Fan Award nomination in 2005.

As a songwriter, Michael has had cuts by several of gospel music’s most popular artists, including a new release on Ivan Parker’s latest project HisSong, The Wilburns, Heirline and more. Many of his songs have climbed The Singing News Top 40 chart. Michael was named “Songwriter of the Year” in 2007 by the Eddie Crook Company.

In 2006, Michael was cast in an original musical production about the life of Christ called “The Miracle” at The Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN. Michael signed on for every season of The Miracle, where he played various roles from John the Baptist to Judas, and as an understudy to the role of Jesus. He also served as host and pre-show soloist. Michael appeared in more than 2,000 performances of The Miracle until the show ended its run in October 2011. Michael also appeared in the theater’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” starring alongside American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle.

After The Miracle ended it’s run, Michael officially joined popular southern gospel trio, HisSong in October 2011 as their full-time baritone singer.

“I’m amazed by God’s timing. Just when The Miracle closed after six years, God opened the door for me to sing with HisSong. I’ve known these guys for years, and I’ve always loved their sound and their songs. It’s an honor to join their ministry and I’m excited to see where God will take us from here,” Michael said.
Michael and his wife Jen have one daughter, Jael Esther Frost. They reside in Sevierville, TN.

HisSong is currently working on a brand new project with multi Dove Award winning producer Wayne Haun on the Vine/Crossroads label. This will be the 4th project with Wayne. This is HisSong’s 10 year anniversary and the new record will be called “Decade.”


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Branson Gospel Music Revival To Be Held At Tri-Lakes Center Next Week

Written by Scoops Staff on June 23, 2011 – 1:03 pm -

Four-day event to include Dino, HisSong and others and will benefit Convoy Of Hope Disaster Relief

BRANSON, Mo. – (June 23, 2011) – The Branson Gospel Music Revival (formerly Convention) is returning to Branson, Missouri for the third time next week. The four-day annual event heads to a new venue this year, the Tri-Lakes Center, 2527 State Highway 248 in Branson.

Taking place Tuesday, June 28 – Friday, July 1, the gospel celebration consists of daily matinee and evening concerts featuring approximately 75 Gospel musicians from across the United States.

Dino, HisSong, Beyond the Ashes, Kenny Bishop, Ann Downing, Mike Allen, The Williamsons, Praise Incorporated, 2nd Generation, Voices of Glory, Jay Stone Singers, McMillan and Life, Rod Burton, Lynda Lynn, Sunday Edition, Mystery Men, and more will be part of the Revival, which organizers say puts the spotlight on the gospel message.

Also returning will be the popular SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, as well as the Tribute to Albert Brumley and  “Piano Praise” segments. Additionally, a  “New Faces” afternoon concert geared toward teens and those “young at heart” has been added. A Branson GMR Prayer Team, who will pray with audience members and artists alike during the week, is a new addition this year as well.

“We continue to learn and grow and are striving to make this an even more enjoyable event, one that continues to attract new people to this great city every summer,” co-owner and host Rod Burton stated. “Meanwhile, our focus continues to be on fostering a time of refreshing and encouragement for our artists as well as the audience.”

Having won the “Pacesetter of the Year” award from AbsolutelyGospel.com for the second consecutive year, Burton and his wife and partner, Kelly Burton, look forward to building on the success of what they still consider a very new event.

“It has been a true honor to receive some Gospel industry accolades,” Kelly mentions. “What we hope that sort of recognition translates to is more people coming to hear the truly fantastic artists who gather here with us in Branson every summer, so they can receive the message of faith being offered through gospel music.”

On that note, the couple has announced that Wednesday, June 29, will be “Disaster Relief Night” at the Revival, with a portion of all ticket and program book proceeds going to aid victims of Branson and Hollister area flooding as well as the recent catastrophic tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Donations will be made to the Assemblies of God relief organization Convoy of Hope, which has already provided substantial assistance throughout the region.

Concerts are scheduled daily Tuesday, June 28 through Friday, July 1 from noon-4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $18.00 per day for adults and can be purchased by calling the Tri Lakes Center at 1-800-785-1550 or 417-336-0219.

More information about Branson Gospel Music Revival can be found at www.BransonGMR.com or by calling 615-530-3726.


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