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Shine On Trio releases new single “When Heaven Gets Ready For Me”

Written by SGN Scoops on April 9, 2012 – 1:24 pm -

 CHAPIN, SC —  The trio recently released their first major project with the label titled “Ready For Heaven” which is available on iTunes.   Their single “When Heaven Gets Ready for Me” hit the radio this month. 

 The members of Shine On include Roger Troutman, Cathy Troutman, and Brenda Quick.  They will be performing at the Lexington Church of God on April 29 at the 9am and 11am service. 

 The group performed on a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas in January.  “We’ve been taken to places we’d never thought we’d go before,” said Roger Troutman when asked about his experience with the Nashville label. 

 Shine On also has a busy summer ahead for traveling.  They will be featured along with The Shireys on WBTI-TV out of Augusta, Ga on May 11 for an evening of live southern gospel music starting at 7pm.  They have recently finished the Homeland Inspiration Concert series and have toured in Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee. 

 Find out more about Shine On by “liking” them on Facebook or visiting their website at shineontrio.net

 Find out more about Homeland Inspiration Group by visiting homelandinspirationgroup.com.


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The Cockman Family to Perform at Billy Graham Training Center

Written by SGN Scoops on February 24, 2012 – 4:11 pm -

Asheville, NC – The Cockman Family will be performing at the Senior Salt Impact Event at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, NC on March 1. This program is designed to encourage senior adult believers to reach their friends and family for Jesus Christ.  “Your time at The Cove will begin with a buffet-style dinner followed by a worshipful evening of music and fellowship.” The cost is only $29 per person.  The Cockman Family is from Sherrill’s Ford, NC.
The band is made up of four brothers, their sister, and their dad.  The Cockman Family has been nominated for Bluegrass Artists of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year and Bluegrass Band of the Year by the Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA), and for Gold Cross Bluegrass Group of the Year by the International Country Gospel Music Association.
The Cockman Family was selected as one of “The 12 Most Creative Families In America” by American Greetings Cards and USA Today Weekend. The Cockman Family is listed in the North Carolina Arts Council for North Carolina Touring and Resident Artist Directory, and has produced a concert video that is aired regularly on the SET (Southern Entertainment Television) 24 hour satellite gospel programming network and other local TV stations around the country.

To find out more about the event, check out the webpage:  http://www.thecove.org/Event/events-detail/e-929-senior-salt-impact-evening/.
To find out more about The Cockman Family, check out their website:
http://www.cockmanfamily.com/mainpage.html.


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Eric Melton Begins Promotion Company

Written by SGN Scoops on February 9, 2012 – 5:45 pm -

{Hendersonville, TN}Long time Gospel Music Industry Executive Eric Melton announces that effective immediately that he has left his position as Director of Media Relations at Homeland Inspiration Group and is beginning his own Promotion and PR Company.
 
“After spending over 17 years in the Nashville Music Industry plus a number of years in broadcasting in local radio and in National Satellite and Syndicated Radio, now has come the time that I must begin a new endeavor.  I have had the opportunity to represent numerous artists that are at the top of their genre over the years in Southern and Country Gospel, various genres in the Contemporary Christian Music fields, plus mainstream Country as well. God takes us through many phases of our lives I am thankful that a new day is on the horizon”.
 
Choice Promotions will focus on media exposure, including radio, television and public relations.  A new radio compilation and down loadable singles will be shipped to radio in the coming month.  Eric is already beginning promotion work with a select number of artists and is looking forward to representing music that still conveys the message as the coming of Christ draws near.
 
You can reach Eric by email at meltoneric99@gmail.com if you need music service or want to inquire about artists services.


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THE PATHFINDERS JOIN HOMELAND/RIVERSONG RECORDS WITH NEW ALBUM

Written by SGN Scoops on February 8, 2012 – 11:45 am -

Nashville, TN- The Pathfinders of Mount Holly, NC are excited to announce their association with Homeland Inspiration Group on the Riversong Label.The first release from the Diamond Award nominated group’s new album “Under the Blood” hits air waves February 7th.”We feel this is a new adventure that The Pathfinders are embarking on with Homeland/Riversong. This is going to be a year full of exciting new beginnings with Homeland Inspiration Group. Our new release is a lively mix of country and the heritage of our southern gospel roots,” says Dearl Lemons, of The Pathfinders.

Formed from the heart of a church choir in 1993, The Pathfinders consist of original members Dearl Lemons, Dawn McGuire and newest member Gary Russell. Throughout the years, The Pathfinders have had multiple single releases with Top 80 songs on the Singing News charts and several Top 40 songs on other industry charts.

 
For more information, visit homelandinspirationgroup.com, or thepathfinders.com.

 

 


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Jim Sheldon Celebrates the Holiday Season with the Release of First Ever Christmas Recording

Written by SGN Scoops on December 7, 2011 – 11:10 am -

DANVILLE, Ky. – (December 6, 2011) – Homeland Inspiration Group recording artist Jim Sheldon is ringing in the holiday season with his first ever Christmas recording. The aptly-titled Christmas released last month on Mont Eagle Records and features Jim’s down home charm and Country flair. Christmas was produced by the award-winning Nick Bruno (Booth Brothers, Kingsmen) and industry leader Scott Godsey (Toney Brothers, Heirline). The album features many traditional favorites such as “Away In a Manger,” “Joy to the World,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “O Holy Night” in addition to newer favorites like “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” “Come On Ring Those Bells,” and “Thank God For Kids.” “I am just so honored to have had the year that I’ve had,” mentioned Jim Sheldon. “God has opened so many doors for me this year. Getting to end my year with a brand new Christmas album is definitely one of the highlights!” Christmas was featured on the annual and popular Christmas Music Guide on the industry’s leading news site AbsolutelyGospel.com. The article had this to say about the recording:  “Jim Sheldon is a new name on the Gospel music landscape – but his debut Christmas recording has a lot of country based classic holiday songs to make any fan of Christmas music happy. Jim covered some great tunes like ‘Come On Ring Those Bells,’ ‘Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,’ and the recent hit ‘Thank God For Kids.’ Don’t forget to check out this great new release!” Jim will celebrate the release of this new album at an upcoming concert in the Nashville, Tennessee area this coming weekend, December 11, 2011. The concert will also feature industry favorites the Booth Brothers. For more information on that concert, visit www.jimsheldonmusic.com . Jim recently released his debut recording for Homeland Inspirational Group’s Christian country label Mont Eagle Records. The album – I Belong to Jesus – released this past September during the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.  For more information about Jim, visit his website at www.jimsheldonmusic.com  . About Jim SheldonJim 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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Danny Jones Named Top Contemporary Christian Artist in USAGEM Annual Awards Ceremony

Written by SGN Scoops on November 20, 2011 – 5:34 pm -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Heartwarming/Homeland Inspirational Group recording artist, Danny Jones, won the coveted “Crown Jewel/Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year” title at the Annual USAGEM Awards Show today. Danny has been a lifelong songwriter/Christian performer and travels nationally, singing in churches, festivals, revivals, and conventions. For more info on Danny Jones and his latest projects: Office@EHA-Nashville.com or visit his website at: www.USAGEM.com


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Homeland Artists Featured This Weekend On Gospel Greats

Written by Rhonda on August 14, 2010 – 4:22 am -

Nashville, TN-  Two Homeland/Riversong Recording artists will be featured this coming weekend on the Nationally known and award winning program The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil heard on most affiliate stations on Saturday August 14th and Sunday August 15th.
 
Newcomer Quartet Southern Tradition is the featured artist with songs from their debut release “Sing Along With Southern Tradition”.  Very insightful interviews take place with all of the members of the quartet, Ken and Mark Taylor, Thomas Nalley, Paul Allman and Tommy Fairchild.   Among the 5 songs that will be played will be the quartet’s first 2 radio singles “Sing Along Song” and the current single “That’s My Kind Of Music”.   
 
During the second hour Paul Heil visits with another one of the arising artists on the Homeland/Riversong label; The Fair Haven Quartet from London, Kentucky.  Paul visited with group members Mel Scarberry and Troy Baxter showcasing songs from their most recent 2 national recordings ” Songs and Smiles” and the most recent release of the project ” The Rocks Have To Wait”
 
Homeland Director of A/R Eric Melton stated  ” I admire the professionalism and the top notch program that Paul Heil and the Gospel Greats have offered Southern Gospel Music listeners nationwide for over 30 years.  Not only does he showcase many of today’s top artists, but he also focuses periodically on emerging quartets like Southern Tradition and The Fair Haven Quartet.  We have high aspirations for both of these artists as God continues to lead them in their ministries and I anticipate many being blessed by what they hear on the Gospel Greats this weekend.  We appreciate Paul Heil for this opportunity”.
 
You find a complete listings of all areas that will air the program this weekend at www.thegospelgreats.com.  For more information on Southern Tradition or The Fair Haven Quartet go to www.southerntraditiononline.com; or www.thefairhavenquartet.com or www.homelandentertainmentgroup.com


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Homeland Entertainment Group Signs His Praise Quartet

Written by Scoops Staff on June 8, 2010 – 12:20 pm -

Nashville, TN- Heartwarming Records ( a division of Homeland Entertainment Group) announces the signing of a fresh new quartet to the national scene; His Praise Quartet. His Praise hails from Hopkinsville, Kentucky and although they formed in 2000 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in their home area it was not till July of 2004 they awarded the Grand champion at the Kentucky State Farm Bureau Quartet and eventually advanced the Group Talent Competition at the National Quartet Convention. Since that time the group has been singing regionally around their Kentucky and surrounding areas.

The quartet consists of Bass Dale Lisembe, Baritone Marc Thomas, Tenor Stephen Fryer and Lead Jesse Tewell. All four members have attended and graduated from the Steve Hurst School of Music and are currently seeing many doors begin to open with concerts in churches, civic centers, fairs and numerous festivals through the country. Now with Homeland/Heartwarming being their new label home their first label release “Holy Is Thy Name” produced by award winning producer Lari Goss is set to release in next month in mid July, with the debut single “A Wonderful Change” arriving at stations presently.

It is the desire of His Praise Quartet to serve the Lord Our God through song. It is our prayer that souls will be won for the Kingdom of Christ and that Christians will be renewed through the anointing of this Word.

Homeland Director of A/R Eric Melton stated ” We feel blessed that God has brought artists to us that have a common goal among themselves to see souls won to the kingdom of God. With talents like His Praise and production like Lari Goss has completed on this recording, the unity that is promoted through the ministry is expected to see unlimited possibilities as they sing the gospel in every concert and church service.

For more information on His Praise Quartet you can find them at www.hispraiseqt.com or www.homelandentertainmentgroup.com or on Facebook at His Praise Quartet Fan Club.


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Homeland Records Signs The Toney Brothers

Written by Scoops Staff on April 16, 2010 – 9:10 pm -

Nashville, TN- Homeland Records ( a div. of Homeland Entertainment Group) announces their latest artist signed to the Homeland Label; The Legendary Toney Brothers of Gallatin, TN.   The Toney Brothers have been a staple artist in Gospel Music for almost 55 years and still perform in over 250 venues per year.  Group manager Terry Toney who has been with the quartet since 1972 still has a vision and passion to carry the torch that  his father and three uncles began in 1955.  Throughout their longevity of their career, the group has traveled millions of miles and have had numerous chart singles.  Their fans not only appreciate their prominent harmonies but also their sincerity at leading people to Jesus Christ and encouraging lyrics in today’s society.

The current lineup consists of Terry Toney singing bass, Gospel Music Veteran George Amon Webster (formerly of the Cathedral Quartet and Heartland Boys) singing baritone, Lead Vocalist Kasey Kemp (formerly of Naomi and The Segos) and newest member Judson Horner; tenor vocalist (also formerly of the Naomi and the Segos).

The Toney Brothers are currently in the studio beginning work on the yet to be titled project that is set to release on July 20th.  The project will include a few new songs combined with traditional quartet favorites.  This will be accompanied by a new DVD release as well from the Brush Arbor Jubilee Television series produced by Homeland Entertainment.  The Toney Brothers will be a regular featured artist on Brush Arbor Jubilee which begins airing nationwide on networks and cable television stations late spring and early summer.  Check the Brush Arbor Jubilee website for updates on scheduled listings.

You can find more information forthcoming concerning the Toney Brothers at www.toneybrothers.com, www.homelandnentertainmentgroup.com, or www.brusharborjubilee.com.

(pictured left to right) Homeland CEO Bob Jones,  George Amon Webster of the Toney Brothers, Terry Toney (Manager of the Toney Brothers) and Homeland Records  Vice President Scott Godsey


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Southern Legacy Signs with Homeland Entertainment Group

Written by Scoops Staff on February 15, 2010 – 1:25 pm -

Nashville, TN- Heartwarming Records (a division of Homeland Entertainment Group) is excited to announce the signing of one of the Southern Gospel Music’s most electrifying family groups, Southern Legacy.

Southern Legacy’s history in gospel music is competition for even the most prominent of today’s groups. The members of Southern Legacy consist of Rick Dunn, his wife Cindy, their daughter Stephanie, and is headed under the direction of Stephanie’s husband Andy Browning. Each of these members bring a unique chapter to the story which is the foundation of Southern Legacy. Rick grew up the son of a pastor and developed a heart for ministry through music at a very early. Cindy and Stephanie both “grew up” in Southern Gospel Music. Cindy’s Father is GMA & SGMA Hall of Fame member Glen Allred, of the Legendary Florida Boys. Andy worked for several years as a music director and radio personality in his hometown of Knoxville, TN. Then after completing his education would go on to sing with one of the most respected names in Gospel Music, the Grammy Award winning Blackwoods. In addition, Andy was an active part of the Stamps-Baxter School of Music for 10 years. During this tenure he was offered the unique opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most well known names in Gospel music including Ben & Brock Speer, Gene McDonald, Jack Clark (the legendary pianist for the Harvesters Quartet), Bob McKenzie of Benson Music, and Bill Gaither.

Browning says “We do not take our history in Southern Gospel Music lightly. God has truly blessed us by allowing us to have so many friends and mentors in the Southern Gospel field. With that blessing comes responsibility, we are committed to the furtherance of this great music that has been entrusted to us. We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Homeland Entertainment Group. Homeland has always been one of the premier record companies in our industry. God has truly blessed us! As an added bonus he has allowed us the opportunity to work with a company whom so many of our friends and family have worked with down through the years. “

Scott Godsey of Homeland Entertainment says about the relationship “We are pleased to announce Southern Legacy signing to the Homeland Family of Labels. We are anticipating great things from this release and believe they will receive a favorable reaction when the fans hear this well deserving artist! ”

Southern Legacy’s first release on the Heartwarming label will be titled “Old Fashioned Meeting”. This project will feature some of Southern Gospel Music’s best loved standards presented in the signature style that is unique to Southern Legacy. This anticipated project is slated for release in the August of 2010.

For more information on Southern Legacy, visit them online at www.southernlegacymusic.com .


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