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Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Allen Asbury To Lead Worship Nightly at Branson Gospel Music Revival

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 24, 2011 – 4:41 pm -

BRANSON, Mo. – (May 24, 2011) – The Branson Gospel Music Revival (formerly Convention) is proud to announce that acclaimed singer/songwriter Allen Asbury will be leading worship nightly at this year’s event.

Allen Asbury is currently the worship leader of Branson’s Tri Lakes Center. He has released three critically acclaimed projects, and his debut album, Somebody’s Praying Me Through, spawned off three #1 hits at Christian radio. The song “Somebody’s Praying Me Through” was the theme song for the 2003 National Day of Prayer and Presidential Prayer Team.

In addition, Asbury is known around Branson for his portrayal of Simon Peter in the long-running passion play The Promise.

“I saw Allen sing live for the first time last year at a Branson radio show,” mentioned Kelly Burton of the Branson Gospel Music Revival. “His passion had me out of my seat! As we continue to refine what Branson GMR is all about, having him lead our artists and our audience into worship each night is a perfect fit.”

For more information on Allen, visit his home on the web at www.allenasbury.com .

Over a hundred gospel artists from across the country will be at the Branson Gospel Music Revival to perform, including returning favorites Dino, HisSong, Beyond the Ashes, Kenny Bishop, Voices of Glory, The Williamsons, Praise Incorporated, 2nd Generation, Jay Stone Singers, McMillan and Life, Rod Burton, Lynda Lynn, Sunday Edition, Mystery Men, The Greesons, Shannon Bunch, Johanathan Bond, The Shireys, and Homecoming favorites Mike Allen and Ann Downing and more.   Tickets have gone on sale and can be purchased from the Tri-Lakes Center box office by calling (417) 336-0219.   More information about Branson Gospel Music Revival can be found at www.BransonGMR.com or by calling (708) 362-8172.


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Trevecca Nazarene University Hosts First “Diamond Awards On Tour” Concert Last Week

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 22, 2011 – 1:21 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Trevecca Nazarene University hosted the first date on the “Diamond Awards On Tour” concert series last week. The show was held last Thursday, April 14, 2011 in the Convocation Center in the new Boone Business Center.

The “Diamond Awards On Tour” show was put on by Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Digital in an effort to bring awareness to the Diamond Awards program and attract new readers to the already popular digital magazine. In addition, the evening was streamed live on the internet for people all across the country to enjoy.

The evening was hosted by Coastal Media Group’s Rob Patz and Matthew Dudney and featured show-stopping performances from HisSong, Beyond the Ashes, Christy Sutherland, and Wilburn & Wilburn.

Christy Sutherland said, “I had a great time performing at the ‘Diamond Awards on Tour’ concert last week with Beyond The Ashes, HisSong and Wilburn and Wilburn.  I look forward to sharing the stage with these talented artists again in the future.”

“What an honor it was to be a part of the ‘Diamond Awards On Tour’,” mentioned Beyond the Ashes’ Anthony Facello. “We appreciate what SGN Scoops Digital is doing to expand the industry.  We cannot wait to do this again in the coming future.”

Coastal Media Group’s Rob Patz said, “We had such an incredible evening last Thursday! Each artist gave their all, and we are so excited to go to our next stop on the ‘Diamond Awards On Tour’!”

The Evie Hawkins Agency is the corporate sponsor for the “Diamond Awards On Tour” concert series.

This year’s Diamond Awards program will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2011 as a part of the 3rd Annual Branson Gospel Music Revival in Branson, Missouri.

The Diamond Awards are currently accepting nominations for the Top 10 Ballot in this year’s program. To find out how you can nominate your favorite artists, visit http://www.sgnscoops.com for more information.

Hosts, performers and sponsors for the 2011 Diamond Awards will be announced at a later date.

About the Diamond Awards

The Diamond Awards were transferred over to the SGN Scoops Digital several years ago after the original home for the awards, the Gospel Voice Magazine, folded.  The Diamond Awards are a fan-based award that allows the fans to choose the nominees as well as the winners in each year.  The awards show is based during the Branson Gospel Music Convention every July.


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Diamond Awards on Tour TONIGHT

Written by Scoops Staff on April 14, 2011 – 12:40 pm -


STREAMING LIVE AT 6:30pm CENTRAL
CHRISTY SUTHERLAND ~ HISSONG
WILBURN & WILBURN ~ BEYOND THE ASHES
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CONCERT.

If you’re in the Nashville area, come to Trevecca Nazarene University Boone Business Building at 6:30pm. CONCERT ADMISSION IS FREE.


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Diamond Awards On Tour Heading to Nashville, TN on April 14, 2011!

Written by Scoops Staff on April 4, 2011 – 2:37 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 26, 2011) – Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Digital, home of the Diamond Awards, are excited to announce the rescheduled date for the first show on the “Diamond Awards On Tour” concert series.

Originally scheduled for last February, the first date on the tour had to be canceled due to winter weather in the Nashville area. The show has officially been rescheduled for next week. On Thursday, April 14, 2011, Trevecca Nazarene University will play host to the first “Diamond Awards On Tour” show.

Performing at next week’s show are previously announced artists Beyond the Ashes, Christy Sutherland, and Wilburn & Wilburn. HisSong will be performing on this date in place of Driven Quartet due to scheduling conflicts. Driven Quartet will continue to be a part of the “Diamond Awards On Tour” at other dates.

Dennis Humphries of HisSong said, “I am both delighted and honored to be asked to be a part of the first ‘Diamond Awards on Tour’ concert in Nashviille, TN. Rob Patz is doing an amazing job promoting the fan based awards program and keeping the heart of gospel music alive with the digital magazine SGNScoops.com.  Come out and be a part of this wonderful night of ministry-minded artists in concert.’

“We are honored and excited to be a part of the Diamond Awards on Tour,” mentioned Anthony Facello of Beyond the Ashes. “We are expecting a great evening of not only good music but ministry as well.”

Christy Sutherland responded, “I am so excited about being a part of the first-ever Diamond Awards on Tour Concert Series!  I will be sharing my brand new single, ‘He Grew The Tree’ for the first time since recording it in the studio.  I know the concert will be a great time in the presence of God, as well as a chance to share the stage with some old and new friends.  I hope to see you all there!”

“It is an honor for Wilburn & Wilburn to be a part of this great night of Gospel Music,” mentioned Jonathan Wilburn. “We look forward to what God has in store for this new venture. I want to invite all my Middle Tennessee friends to come out and help support this great night!”

The “Diamond Awards On Tour” concert series will hit major markets and universities in an effort to bring awareness to the Diamond Awards program and attract new readers to the already popular digital magazine.

“We were disappointed when we had to cancel the first date, but we are so excited to now be able to host the show next week in Nashville,” mentioned Rob Patz of Coastal Media Group. “This is going to be such a great evening of wonderful Southern Gospel music!”

This year’s Diamond Awards program will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2011 as a part of the 3rd Annual Branson Gospel Music Revival in Branson, Missouri.

Hosts, performers and sponsors for the 2011 Diamond Awards will be announced at a later date.


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HisSong Launches Mobile Fan Club

Written by Scoops Staff on April 4, 2011 – 2:33 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 4, 2011) – Vine Records/Crossroads recording artist and Dove Award nominated artist HisSong is excited to announce the launching of their brand new Mobile Fan Club.

The new HisSong Mobile Fan Club utilizes the technology of BroadTexter.com and is an interactive social network designed so fans and the members of HisSong can communicate with each other via text messaging.

HisSong can now update their fans about upcoming concerts, news, and other information directly to their cell phones through the Mobile Fan Club.

Dennis Humphries of HisSong stated, “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to stay connected to our friends and family! This is a great way for those who follow our music to stay connected to us and our ministry! We hope you join today!”

To join the HisSong Mobile Fan Club or just get more information, visit http://www.broadtexter.com/hissong .

HisSong has been preparing to go in the studio to record vocals for their third release with Vine Records. The as-of-yet titled album will release later this year. More information on that release will be forthcoming. Dove Award-winning producer and songwriter Wayne Haun will once again produce this project. Haun has produced HisSong’s last three recordings as well – Watching & Waiting, Dove-nominated On the Way Up, and their current release Journey Through the Sky, which was nominated for Album of the Year in the 2010 SGN Music Awards.

Friends, family, and friends are encouraged to call and request HisSong’s latest single – “When We Talk to the Father.” This is HisSong’s third Top 20 single from their latest release – Journey Through the Sky.

HisSong is booked through the Adoration Agency.  For more information on how to book the popular trio, log on to http://www.adorationagency.com or call (615) 590-.

HisSong also has a weekly online newsletter which gives fans of the group information on the ministry and much more.

More information on HisSong can be found at http://www.hissongmusic.com.  Fans are encouraged to visit the group’s Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hissongmusic .


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HisSong Announces Addition of David Price As New Baritone

Written by Scoops Staff on December 21, 2010 – 10:02 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 21, 2010) – Vine Records/Crossroads recording artist and Dove Award nominated artist HisSong has named David Price as the group’s new baritone vocalist. HisSong temporarily hired David for 90 days until they knew for sure that he was a right fit. After the 90-day trial period – David was hired as the full-time baritone vocalist.

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, David is 22 years old, and he began singing at a young age. David sang with Michigan-based quartet The Calvarymen for two years prior to joining HisSong.

HisSong owner/manager Dennis Humphries states,  “I am proud to have David as a part of HisSong.  David is an awesome singer and brings a lot of energy to the group.  We’re excited to have David as a part of this team.  David is doing an outstanding job, and everywhere we go, people are loving him.”

The group’s previous baritone vocalist, Adam Cannon, sang with HisSong for the last four years. Cannon left the group to pursue a ministry with his wife, Samantha, that will include both singing and preaching.

Dennis added, “I was sad to see Adam go but knew that God had amazing things in store for HisSong.  We all became like brothers, and although we miss Cannon and still have a close friendship with him, our prayers are with Adam, Samantha & Noah.”

HisSong will be entering the studio soon to begin recording their brand new project for Vine/Crossroads Records. Dove Award-winning producer and songwriter Wayne Haun will once again produce this project. Haun has produced HisSong’s last three recordings as well – Watching & Waiting, Dove-nominated On the Way Up, and their current release Journey Through the Sky, which was nominated for Album of the Year in the 2010 SGN Music Awards.

Friends, family, and friends are encouraged to call and request HisSong’s latest single – “When We Talk to the Father.” This is HisSong’s third Top 40 single from their latest release – Journey Through the Sky.

HisSong is booked through the Adoration Agency.  For more information on how to book the popular trio, log on to http://www.adorationagency.com or call (910) 426-1931.

HisSong also has a weekly online newsletter which gives fans of the group information on the ministry and much more.

More information on HisSong can be found at http://www.hissongmusic.com.  Fans are encouraged to visit the group’s Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hissongmusic .


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HisSong Performs at Colorado Night Vision Festival

Written by Rhonda on August 12, 2010 – 1:04 pm -

Group Also Makes Stop at Stamps-Baxter School of Music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 11, 2010) – Vine Records/Crossroads recording artist and 2009 Dove Award nominee HisSong performed at the 2010 Night Vision Festival in Olathe, Colorado last month.  Additional artists who performed at the event included Michael W. Smith, Brandon Heath, Third Day, American Idol’s Phil Stacey, Matthew West, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless, Skillet, The Katinas and more.  HisSong was the only Southern Gospel group to perform for the three-day festival, which had more than 15,000 people in attendance each day.
 
HisSong owner/manager Dennis Humphries states, “We were very honored to be a part of this event.  Our friend Victoria Hearst, who is such an inspiration to us all, brought HisSong to Colorado in 2009 for another event and immediately asked us to be a part of this festival.  We were very concerned about being the only Southern Gospel group and how the crowd would accept our music. However, we were very pleased with the response we got.  Anywhere God opens the doors for us, we’re ready to walk through.”
 
In addition, HisSong also performed at the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at Middle Tennessee State University on Wednesday, July 15, 2010.
 
“We were honored to get an invitation from Ben Speer to perform an hour concert to the students and faculty,” said Dennis.  “I attended the Stamps-Baxter School of Music several years ago, and it has helped me in so many ways in my ministry and career. It was great getting to talk with the students and faculty at our product table following the concert.  It brought back so many memories of when I was a student.”

Fans are encouraged to call and request HisSong’s latest single, “What a Difference a Day Makes” at Southern Gospel radio.
 
To order HisSong’s new project, Journey Through the Sky, visit their website at http://www.hissongmusic.com .  More information on ordering the disc can be found at their website.

HisSong is booked through the Adoration Agency.  For more information on how to book the popular trio, log on to http://www.adorationagency.com or call (910) 426-1931.

HisSong also has a weekly online newsletter which gives fans of the group information on the ministry and much more.

More information on HisSong can be found at http://www.hissongmusic.com.  Fans are encouraged to visit the group’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/hissongministries.

About HisSong
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, HisSong has already achieved national notoriety within the group’s short lifetime.  HisSong received their first GMA Dove Award nomination last year for the critically acclaimed breakthrough recording On the Way Up.  The group has been awarded two Diamond Awards.  HisSong’s current single is “What a Difference a Day Makes.”


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Additional Performers and Special Events Named for 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention

Written by Scoops Staff on June 8, 2010 – 12:38 pm -

BRANSON, Mo.  – Additional performers and special events continue to be planned for the 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention which returns to Branson, Missouri this month. Gospel music enthusiasts and fans from all across the country will gather this month to celebrate Gospel music as excitement continues to grow for the event!

In addition to the already planned Diamond Awards – the Branson Gospel Music Convention will host a special concert featuring many of the brightest keyboardists in the Southern Gospel community. This “Piano Jubilee” will be hosted by award-winning pianist Zack Swain. The “Zack Swain and Friends Piano Jubilee” will take place on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. during the daily matinee concert.

Also, a special All-Star Choir will gather on Friday afternoon, July 2, 2010 for a special tribute to Albert E. Brumley. That event will also take place during the matinee concert.

YMR Music Productions recently announced many of the headlining performers for the 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention – including names like Russ Taff, Blackwood Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang, Kenny Bishop, Dino, HisSong, Young Harmony, Ricky Atkinson, and others. Rod & Kelly Burton, of YMR Productions, LLC, are also proud to announce the addition of many new names to the performance roster – including, but not limited to, Dan Keeton & The Keetons, Freedom, Twice Adopted, and The Williamsons (formerly known as The Homesteaders).

In addition, several high profile companies and organizations will be present during the event – including Compassion International, AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com), Sky Angel Network, Gospel Music Today, HIS Choice Music, Mansion Entertainment, Family Friendly Entertainment, Southern Spin Entertainment, SGMRadio.com, SGN Scoops Digital, and many more!

“It’s so amazing to see how God works in this convention,” mentioned Rod Burton. “New opportunities present themselves everyday, and we’re so excited to see where the Lord continues to take this event!”

A full list of artists and organizations that will be present during the event can be found at http://www.bransongmc.com .
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HisSong To Host 9th Annual Homecoming This Weekend

Written by Scoops Staff on June 3, 2010 – 3:22 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dove Award-nominated trio HisSong will be celebrating nine years of full-time ministry this weekend. The group will be hosting their 9th Annual Homecoming on Saturday, June 5, 2010.

The event will take place at Lifepoint Church (501 Legacy Drive) in Smyrna, Tennessee at will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.). In addition to a performance from HisSong, the group will host multi-award winning group The Perrys. Promoter Bill Bailey will be serving as the special guest emcee for the event as well.

HisSong owner/manager Dennis Humphries says, “We are so excited about this concert, and we hope everyone will be with us Saturday, June 5.  It’s going to be a great night of Gospel Music.  We are also excited to have Solid Gospel a part of this year’s concert by giving FREE Rewards Points.”

For more info go to SolidGospel.com and click on the HisSong banner to find out more information regarding Solid Gospel’s Reward Points system. HisSong will also be live on Solid Gospel Friday, June 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. CST.  The group will be discussing the event with Solid Gospel DJ Greg Hutchins.

HisSong’s current single, “What a Difference a Day Makes,” has already had a significant run at Southern Gospel radio. The song recently became the trio’s second consecutive Top 20 hit on the Singing News Top 80 Chart from their sophomore Vine Records release Journey Through the Sky.  The song has also been a regular fixture on several other industry related charts such as the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart, Christian Voice Magazine Top 100, and SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart.

HisSong has had a strong run in the early part of 2010. The trio received three nominations in the SGN Music Awards – including Album of the Year for their critically acclaimed Journey Through the Sky album. That album also received a nomination for Favorite Album in the SGM FanFair Awards. It was also recently announced that Journey Through the Sky has been nominated for Favorite Album in the upcoming Diamond Awards which are to be held at the Branson Gospel Music Convention this June.

To order HisSong’s new project, Journey Through the Sky, visit their website at http://www.hissongmusic.com .  More information on ordering the disc can be found at their website.

HisSong is booked through the Adoration Agency.  For more information on how to book the popular trio, log on to http://www.adorationagency.com or call (910) 426-1931.

HisSong also has a weekly online newsletter which gives fans of the group information on the ministry and much more.

More information on HisSong can be found at http://www.hissongmusic.com.  Fans are encouraged to visit the group’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/hissongministries.


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HisSong Unveils New, Fully Updated Website

Written by Scoops Staff on April 26, 2010 – 11:18 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2010) – Dove Award-nominated trio HisSong is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new, fully-updated webpage.  The new page went live earlier this month and was designed by the staff of Allens Design Group.

Dennis Humphries of HisSong said, “We love our new website! It’s got a nice, classy look, and we are thrilled with the work that Kimberly Allen did for us.”

The site is an exhaustive telling of the ministry of HisSong.  It features a biography, contact information, a photo gallery, schedules, and more.

To visit the newly designed HisSong website, visit http://www.hissongmusic.com.

HisSong has already had a strong run in 2010. The trio received three nominations in the SGN Music Awards – including Album of the Year for their critically acclaimed Journey Through the Sky album. That album also received a nomination for Favorite Album in the upcoming SGM FanFair Awards to be held in Pigeon Forge, TN at the 6th Annual SGM FanFair next month. The album also landed a spot on the Top 10 ballot for the Diamond Awards.

Fans are encouraged to call and request the trio’s brand new single – “What a Difference a Day Makes.” The song has been steadily rising on all the Southern Gospel industry’s charts – including debuting at #50 on the upcoming May 2010 issue of the Singing News Top 80 and breaking the Top 20 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart.

To order HisSong’s new project, Journey Through the Sky, visit their website at http://www.hissongmusic.com .  More information on ordering the disc can be found at their website.

HisSong is booked through the Adoration Agency.  For more information on how to book the popular trio, log on to http://www.adorationagency.com or call (910) 426-1931.

HisSong also has a weekly online newsletter which gives fans of the group information on the ministry and much more.

More information on HisSong can be found at http://www.hissongmusic.com.  Fans are encouraged to visit the group’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/hissongministries.


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