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Jim Sheldon Honored with 2 Diamond Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops on September 4, 2012 – 8:51 am -

DANVILLE, Ky. – (September 3, 2012) – Homeland Inspiration Group recording artist Jim Sheldon received news earlier that he has made the final ballot for the upcoming 2012 Diamond Awards in two separate categories.

 Jim received first time nominations this year. His nominations are in the following categories:

 Favorite Christian Country Album – I Belong to Jesus (Mont Eagle Records)
Favorite Christian Country Male Artist

 “I was completely shocked to see my name on the Top 10 ballot for such a great and prestigious awards program,” mentioned Jim. ”Now to bein the Top 5 is an even greater blessing! Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the this awards program!”

 Voting on the final ballot for the 2012 Diamond Awards is currently taking place at http://www.sgnscoops.com.  The Diamond Awards will take place this year at the inaugural Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN on October 30, 2012.

 Jim also was recently greeted with news that he has scored his second consecutive #1 hit at Christian Country radio. The trend-setting recording artist has taken the #1 spot for a second time this year on the popular syndicated internet radio show “JB’s Indie Gospel Top 10 Chart” with his new single “Extreme Makeover.” “Extreme Makeover” follows in the footsteps of “God Is Looking at My Heart” which earned the #1 spot on the countdown this past April.
 In addition, Jim’s debut music video for his Southern Gospel single “I Belong to Jesus” has received an overwhelming response on YouTube and is garnering much media attention for the Christian Country singer. The video has already amassed over 107,000 views and counting since its debut on the web. You can view the video by visiting YouTube at http://youtu.be/t43KwQMYKcg Jim will be releasing his sophomore album for Homeland Inspiration Group’s Mont Eagle Records next week at the National Quartet Convention. More information on Still Putting God First will be released later. For more information about Jim, visit his website at www.jimsheldonmusic.com.

 About Jim Sheldon
Jim is based out of Danville, Kentucky where he spearheads his personal ministry – Putting God First Ministries. Jim was most recently seen traveling and singing baritone for the The Keetons. Jim recently signed a recording contract with Homeland Inspiration Group’s Mont Eagle Records. His debut album with Mont Eagle Records – I Belong to Jesus – is now available!


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JIM SHELDON CELEBRATES 5,300 VIEWS WITH NEW VIDEO “EXTREME MAKEOVER

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 21, 2012 – 9:07 am -

Nashville, TN – Jim Sheldon celebrates over 5,300 views for his new hit video “Extreme Makeover” this week. The video was released to the public through YouTube on June 28. Sheldon also was busy this week as a performer and sponsor of the 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest. Other performers included Gold City and Karen Peck.

Watch the High Definition Video Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7C37x2l8j0.

“Jim played a very big roll this week in the AGM Fest in Smyrna. The crowd loved him as he sang ‘I Belong to Jesus’ and ‘Extreme Makeover’ and many others. It was wonderful looking around and seeing people in the audience singing along with Jim.” Said Bev McCann director of Artist Relations with Homeland Inspiration Group. “It’s exciting to see how God is blessing Jim for his faithfulness. He has a heart to serve God and he does it with all of his might. Jim is a delight to work with and I’m honored to do so.”

Other exciting news for Jim coming up is the announcement of his Homecoming Concert at the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville, KY on November 1.

Jim Sheldon is a positive country singer from Danville, KY. His newest single “Extreme Makeover” is now available on iTunes and was sent to radio earlier this mont. Find out more about Jim by visiting his website: www.puttinggodfirstministry.com.

Find out more about Homeland Inspiration Group: www.homelandinspirationgroup.com.


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Jim Sheldon Earns 3 Spots on 2012 Diamond Awards Top 10 Ballot

Written by SGN Scoops on June 6, 2012 – 12:18 pm -

DANVILLE, Ky. – (June 6, 2012) – Homeland Inspiration Group recording artist Jim Sheldon received news earlier that he has made the Top 10 ballot for the upcoming 2012 Diamond Awards in three separate categories. Jim received first time nominations this year. His nominations are in the following categories:

Favorite DVD/Video – “I Belong to Jesus” short-form video

Favorite Christian Country Album – I Belong to Jesus (Mont Eagle Records)

Favorite Christian Country Male Artist

“I was completely shocked to see my name on the Top 10 ballot for such a great and prestigious awards program. The folks at SGN Scoops Digital do such a great job with this awards program. I am honored to be included.”

Voting on the Top 10 ballot for the 2012 Diamond Awards is currently taking place at www.sgnscoops.com. The Diamond Awards will take place this year at the inaugural Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN on October 30, 2012.

Jim continued, “I am so grateful to everyone who placed a vote for me in the first round of voting! This means so much to me and my ministry!”

Jim continues to make inroads at Christian Country radio. His debut single, “God Is Looking at My Heart,” earned another milestone this past April. The hit single has found itself on top of the popular syndicated internet radio show “JB’s Indie Gospel Top 10 Chart” this week.

Jim earned his first ever Top 20 single earlier this year at Christian Country radio with “God Is Looking At My Heart”. “God Is Looking at My Heart” is the debut single from Jim’s recording His Grace. The single was released and promoted to Christian Country radio through HMG Nashville. Fans of Christian country and Southern Gospel music can hear the single by visiting Jim’s website at http://www.jimsheldonmusic.com . You can also sample Jim’s music by visiting his Reverb Nation site at http://www.reverbnation.com/jimsheldon .

In addition, Jim’s debut music video for his Southern Gospel single “I Belong to Jesus” has received an overwhelming response on YouTube and is garnering much media attention for the Christian Country singer. The video has already amassed over 107,000 views and counting since its debut on the web. You can view the video by visiting YouTube at http://youtu.be/t43KwQMYKcg

For more information about Jim, visit his website at www.jimsheldonmusic.com.

About Jim Sheldon

Jim is based out of Danville, Kentucky where he spearheads his personal ministry – Putting God First Ministries. Jim was most recently seen traveling and singing baritone for the The Keetons. Jim recently signed a recording contract with Homeland Inspiration Group’s Mont Eagle Records. His debut album with Mont Eagle Records – I Belong to Jesus – is now available!


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The Calvarymen Gear up for Dinner Cruise to Mackinac Island

Written by SGN Scoops on April 9, 2012 – 1:27 pm -

Mackinac, MI — The Calvarymen Quartet are getting ready for the Sunset Dinner Cruise on July 14.  For 30 years, they have hosted a dinner cruise around the island and under the “Big Mac” bridge.  It’s a two-hour catered cruise on a double-deck ferry surrounded by beautiful Michigan scenery. 

“People find out about the cruise through the Chamber of Commerce and The Calvarymen website,” said Barry Maust, lead singer, “It’s become a tradition for people; a lot of repeaters from Canada, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and all over.”

 Known as “Michigan’s ambassadors of Goodwill,” The Calvarymen lineup includes Barry Maust, Steve Ratliff, James Bruney and most recently out of retirement Jim Glasco.  They are regularly featured on the television network Gospel Music Television, as well as radio stations across the U.S. airplay” which is a charting system for gospel music, the Calvarymen had the #1 Christmas song for 2006, and the #2 southern gospel song for the month of December, 2006. In 2008 they charted 2 songs nationally with the Singing News and other national charts throughout the country.

 

Tickets are available today.  Only 300 spots are available. 

For more information visit www.calvarymen.com

 

For more information about Homeland Inspiration Group,

visit www.homelandinspirationgroup.com.

 


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Lanier Land Boys & Band Get Together with Homeland Inspiration Group For Release of Debut Mont Eagle Records Project

Written by SGN Scoops on October 12, 2011 – 1:18 pm -

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – (October 12, 2011) – Georgia’s own The Lanier Land Boys & Band are excited to announce the release of the group’s debut recording for Homeland Inspiration Group. The new album – titled Together – is available through Mont Eagle Records, the Christian country imprint of Homeland. Together was produced by industry veteran and award-winning producer Nick Bruno (Booth Brothers, The Kingsmen) and Homeland Inspiration Group’s VP of Operations Scott Godsey (Heirline, Toney Brothers). In addition to Godsey, Together was engineered by Anthony Johnson and recorded at Family Room Studio and Hometown Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. “We are very proud of the work that Nick and Scott did on this recording,” mentioned Lanier Land Boys’ Jonathan Jackson. “They did such a great job and really took us to a whole new level.” Together features a mix of old and new songs – including two written by group lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jonathan Jackson – “Jesus Held On to My Hand” and “Rise Up My Children.” Other songwriters featured on the project include Christopher Dotson, Melinda Standiford, Dottie Rambo, Gerald Sweatman, and many more. The new recording features some of the industry’s most noted session musicians, including Bruno, Kelly Back, Bruce Watkins, Jimmy Carter, and Rob Tripp. Bev McCann, A&R Director for Mont Eagle Records said, “The Lanier Land Boys & Band have a great energy and passion about them. All of that is reflected very well on Together. This is an album that will definitely put them on the path to much greater success in this industry!” You can purchase The Lanier Land Boys & Band’s Together by visiting the group’s website (www.lanierlandboys.com ). Together is also available to purchase digitally through iTunes. The Lanier Land Boys & Band recently signed an exclusive publicity agreement with Southern Spin Entertainment. Through this agreement, The Lanier Land Boys & Band will have unlimited access to all media outlets serviced by Southern Spin Entertainment, as well as potential marketing and media campaigns through the organization. For more information about The Lanier Land Boys and Band, visit the group’s website: www.landierlandboys.com  . You can also keep up with the group on social network sites like Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-LanierLand-Boys/231559640219117?v=info ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/LLB_band ).


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Heaven’s Highway Marty Rock to Undergo Surgery

Written by SGN Scoops on October 10, 2011 – 1:58 pm -

Nashville, TN- Riversong Recording Artist Heaven’s Highway is requesting your prayers at this time.  Bass Vocalist Marty Rock of Heaven’s Highway will be undergoing surgery on Tuesday morning of this week.  Doctors have discovered some blockage to valves leading to Marty’s heart.  The doctor’s will perform a double bypass but believe that Marty will have a complete recovery with the procedure.  Group Manager David Timms stated that during Marty’s absence, Heaven’s Highway will perform as a trio. Heaven’s Highway recently released their latest single “God Has A Champion” that is currently climbing the radio charts.  Their new Riversong Recording “Revived” is set to release later this month.  We will keep update information as it becomes available on www.homelandinspirationgroup.com  or by Homeland Inspiration Group’s Facebook page.


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Prayer Needed For Ernie Dawson of Heirline

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 26, 2011 – 1:27 pm -

Nashville, TN- Homeland Inspiration Group is asking for everyone to remember to pray for Ernie Dawson of Heirline.

Due to recent struggles with diabetes, Ernie recently underwent surgery on one of his feet. Complications set in after completion of the surgery and the doctors have had Ernie hospitalized this week with staph infection. The physicians have stated that Ernie may be released today, but will be following up under physicians care early next week.

Ernie will not be present for this weekend’s concerts in Westmoreland TN, Palmer TN and Tullahoma, TN. Heirline will however proceed with keeping all of their commitments for this weekend with Ernie’s 13 year old son Landon filling in at lead vocals for Ernie. Ernie wants to thank all of the fans and Southern Gospel Music Industry personnel for their prayers during this difficult time.

Homeland Inspiration Group will announce more information about Ernie’s condition in the coming days. If you would like to send Ernie a note, card, or donation to assist with costly medical expenses, the mailing address is Heirline, P.O. Box 2176, Jasper, TN 37347.


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