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Hey Y’all Media Launches New Website!

Written by scoopsnews on November 10, 2016 – 10:01 am -


PRESS RELEASE – Hey Y’all Media launched brand new website with HåUS OF jAYDALE Productions – 11.10.16 –

Jonathan Dale-Cox of HåUS OF jAYDALE Productions and Design (www.hausofjaydale.com) and Vonda Easley of Hey Y’all Media are pleased to announce the debut of Vonda’s new website: www.HeyYallMedia.com.

Jonathan Dale said: “I’ve known Vonda since I was very young. Her elegance, class, and love for Christ have always been exemplary. She is simply a jewel. It is easy to make her ideas visual through graphics and design because she intuitively understands the individual talents, goals, and direction of each of her clients and promotes them accordingly. Vonda is one of the keys to success in ministry.”

Hey Y’all Media (HYM) made its debut on January 1st, 2015 and is no stranger to Southern Gospel Music. Since then, her strong musical background coupled with her untiring work ethic has gained her great respect in the Southern Gospel Music industry and developed relationships with radio stations across the country.

HYM has achieved Top 40 chart success in Southern Gospel, Christian Country, and Bluegrass markets. The company was created to help new as well as established artists attain higher levels of success and promote growth within their ministries. The family of artists that make up the Hey Y’all Media Company has been highly regarded as some of the best on tour today. Vonda has everyone in gospel music saying: Hey Y’all”

Easley is quoted as saying: “I cannot tell you how pleased I am with this new site. Jonathan’s work has always been amazing, but he has gone above and beyond this time. I highly recommend him to build the perfect website for whatever your needs may be.”

Check out the new site for Hey Y’all Media at: www.HeyYallMedia.com

And visit the HåUS OF jAYDALE for all your filming, graphic, and design needs: www.hausofjaydale.com

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Old Veal Schoolhouse- This Coming Saturday Night…. November 12th

Written by scoopsnews on November 7, 2016 – 7:23 am -



This coming Saturday night, November 12th at The Old Veal Schoolhouse in Roopville, Georgia!
Don’t miss Jordan’s River and Hope’s Journey!

The Old Veal School presents “Singing in the Country” on Saturday night November 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm. The school is located at 2753 Old Columbus Road near Roopville, GA. Special guest group will be Jordan’s River from Rock ledge, GA. Host group Hopes Journey will also be in attendance. A love offering will be accepted for the singers.


The kitchen opens at 6:00 pm. featuring hotdogs, burgers, chips, drinks, and desserts. All kitchen proceeds benefit the school building fund. See y’all there!


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Hope’s Journey Announces “BIG Homecoming” in Heflin, Alabama

Written by scoopsnews on August 4, 2016 – 11:31 am -

Hope's Journey Homecoming

Hope’s Journey Homecoming

Heflin, AL (August 4, 2016) –  Hope’s Journey announces their BIG Homecoming, October 22nd in Heflin, Alabama. The popular Southern mixed group will welcome The Perrys along with Josh and Ashley Franks. Hope’s Journey owner and vocalist Vonda Easley invites all their fans, friends and family to the Heflin Recreation Center for the 6:00pm CST concert. Joining Vonda onstage is the Hope’s Journey lineup of Caleb Kelley, Hillary Snow and pianist Cody McCreary. This is certain to be an evening of great music and praise.

The Perrys, from Gallatin, Tennessee are an award-winning Southern mixed quartet, featuring Libbi Perry Stuffle and her husband Tracy Stuffle, their son Jared Stuffle, Troy Peach, and Andrew Goldman. Known for such hits as, “I Can Trust Him,” and “I Got AHold Of God This Morning,” The Perrys currently are enjoying a charting song with “Did I Just Hear The Thunder.”
Josh and Ashley Franks, from Savannah, Tennessee, are a powerful husband/wife team with an exciting ministry you won’t want to miss.“Ashley and I are excited to be at Hope’s Journey’s Homecoming and see all our Alabama Family!” says Josh. Ashley is also the daughter of Vonda Easley.
Many will be seeing the current line-up of Hope’s Journey for the first time. Vonda notes, “God has done great things by putting this group together and I am so excited about Homecoming 2016! Come out and meet Hillary, Caleb and Cody but most importantly come expecting a blessing and prepared to have church.”
WPIL FM out of Heflin is one of the sponsors of the Homecoming. Rob Patz, owner of WPIL, is excited about this concert and says, “Hope’s Journey always brings ministry when they sing, and I am looking forward to what God will do at their 2016 Homecoming. The music of The Perrys and Josh and Ashley Franks is always superb. It will be a fun evening and I hope to see all of our Alabama friends there!”
Heflin Recreation Center is located at 1128 Coleman Street, Heflin Alabama. Doors open at 5:00pm on October 22nd and the concert will begin at 6:00pm CST. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be obtained from the WPIL office in advance. For more information call 256.310.7892. or 731.607.1948.


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New Line-up for Hope’s Journey…

Written by scoopsnews on July 27, 2016 – 7:08 pm -


Cody McCreary

Heflin, AL (July 27, 2016) – Vonda Easley, owner and manager of Gospel artists Hope’s Journey, is thrilled to announce the new line-up of this popular mixed group. Joining Vonda onstage is Cody McCreary from Scottsboro, Alabama, Caleb Kelley from Savannah, Tennessee, and Hillary Snow from Roanoke, AL.

Caleb is 19 years old and sings baritone/lead for the group. Hillary sings high soprano and works with the SGNScoops Social Media team. Newest member, 23-year-old Cody is married to Shae and plays the piano for Hope’s Journey as well as singing occasionally.

Cody has been singing and playing since the age of eight and was formerly with the Freedom Quartet. He was the patriarch of the McCrearys, a Southern/Country Gospel singing group. Cody passed up an offer to tour with a Country artist to join Hope’s Journey. He’s excited about the upcoming tour schedule with HJ. “I can’t wait for Creekside,” says Cody. “It should be the most happening venue this year!”

Vonda is thrilled about her group and her new piano player, who she says is a ‘keeper.’ Hope’s Journey is quickly filling their fall and winter schedule at http://www.hopesjourneyonline.com/ . For more information visit https://m.facebook.com/HJTrio/

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Gonna Be a Great Night!

Written by scoopsnews on July 12, 2016 – 8:42 am -


It’s time to hear a little good news and join hands singing and worshipping our Savior!

Will you join us and sing some Joyful noises to the King???

This Saturday night y’all. White Springs Baptist Church in Rainbow City, AL. Pastor Abel Garcia has opened up his church and welcomes everyone to come and enjoy this evening!!

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Hope’s Journey Welcomes Caleb Kelley!

Written by scoopsnews on June 15, 2016 – 12:38 pm -


Hopes Journey is thrilled to announce the addition of 19 year old Caleb Kelly to the group effective immediately.

Caleb started singing at age 8 and credits the vocal tutelage of Joyce Martin (of The Martins) for his strong progression as a vocalist.

Kelly is from Savannah, TN and Vonda Easley (Hopes Journey owner and manager) has a daughter and son in law who live there and were aware of Caleb’s talent. They facilitated the meeting of Kelly and Hopes Journey.

Caleb is thrilled at the opportunities provided by being a part of Hopes Journey. As for the group Easley states “we are thrilled to have Caleb as a member and look forward to introducing him to our supporters at a concert soon.”


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Hope’s Journey Interview… The Rest of the Story

Written by Staff on March 17, 2016 – 4:27 pm -


Hope's Journey

Hope’s Journey

Charlie Sexton interviews Vonda Easley, Lauren Huckabee, Jordan Wilson and Chris Clay of Hope’s Journey. Part One appeared in the March 2016 issue of SGN Scoops. Here, Charlie tells the rest of the story!


Several years ago, a young, energetic group from the foothills of Alabama came on the Gospel music scene who, in an unusually short amount of time, won the hearts of folks all across America. It’s been my distinct privilege to watch them grow – not only as consummate professionals – but also as God-fearing ministers of the Gospel. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and spend some time with these fun-loving, down home folks. Today is your lucky day. You get to enjoy the rest of that conversation. Hang on. You ain’t ready for this!


Hope's Journey

Hope’s Journey

CS: Vonda here’s one for you.  Before his death, Gospel Music legend Jake Hess suffered from many different health issues.  When his friends and fans asked him how he was feeling, his answer, without fail, was always  “Nothin’ But Fine!” It eventually became his mantra. In recent years, you have become well known for starting your radio show and your social media posts with “Hey, Y’all!” How did that come about?


VE: I’ve said it all my life. I’m a country girl and I’m proud of that. We went to a church one night and I met the pastor on the way in. I greeted him and his wife with “Hey Y’all.” He said,  “It is for real; you aren’t faking!”  I remember telling him that if I was gonna be fake, I’d be more proper! I guess my “Hey Y’all” just stuck. I get asked all the time when I’m out shopping if I am The “Hey Y’all” Lady… Hey, it works!


Lauren and Vonda of Hope's Journey

Lauren and Vonda of Hope’s Journey

CS: I love it!  In all honesty, people have just really come to expect you to say that!  It’s kinda like going to a McKameys concert and anticipating Peg waving her hanky and kicking her shoes off.  It’s not just a part of your ‘shtick’; it’s truly part of who ‘you’ are!               

Okay.  I’m going to ask each of you to tell me one word that best describes one of your fellow group members.  If you want to elaborate, that’s fine… but give us that one word, first.


CS: Lauren, describe Jordan.


LH: Loveable.  Jordan is only 19 years old and he absolutely loves singing about Jesus! He is my little road trip buddy sometimes, and we always have a blast. After concerts at the table is always interesting because all the little ladies just love him to pieces! He is all around precious, and I look at him like the little brother I never had.


Hope's JourneyCS: Chris, describe Vonda.


CC: Loyal.  There are a lot of other words that fit her, but she may just be the most loyal friend I’ve ever had. If she tells you she’ll be there, you can count on it. She’s definitely one of the best friends I have ever had.


CS: Vonda, describe Lauren.


VE: Beautiful. That’s her, inside and out!


Hope's JourneyCS: Jordan, describe Chris.


JW: Jealous.  It’s a known fact that Chris is terribly jealous of bass singers, so he really gives me a hard time…  (Jordan laughs.) No, seriously, Chris has been such been a good mentor to me, since I joined the group. He’s a great singer and truly loves the Lord. I really enjoy working with him and I consider him a very good friend. So, that is my word to describe him… friend.


CS: Here’s another fun question.  If they were going to make a movie about Hope’s Journey, what Gospel Music personality would you like to play you?


VE: I think Brenda Robinson of New Desire could play me perfect. She knows me well and we even sound alike! I love that lady.

CC:      Mark Lowry. No doubt. Only his jokes are better than mine.

LH: Amber Nelon. Because she’s beautiful, sweet, and has vocal talent like none other!

JW: My good friend Josh Singletary. I mean, really, don’t you think he would make a good bass singer?


Hope's JourneyCS: Well, this has been fun, y’all! We could do this all day, but we need to close this down until next time. Any final thoughts from you, Vonda?


VE: I’d like to thank you, Charlie! This has been really fun. I’ve made so many friends in this industry through the years, but I’d have to say that you, my friend, are one of the best. You are one of the good guys, Charlie, and I’m thankful for you!



Editor’s note: We are happy to welcome Charlie Sexton as a guest writer for SGNScoops, doing a terrific job of delving into the world of Hope’s Journey. Be sure to catch more of his interview with this group in SGNScoops’ March 2016 magazine.

See Hope’s Journey on Facebook and online.


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SGW-Alabama welcomes Redemption Song!

Written by scoopsnews on February 29, 2016 – 6:13 am -


You may remember Trent Adams from his days of singing with Hope’s Journey, The Blackwoods, or The Dixie Echoes. Truth is, he is no stranger to gospel music. You will love this young anointed mixed quartet.

Redemption Song is made up of Trent and his wife Jessica, Tony Jones, and Jud Hurst.

Check out the group Here


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I am so excited about Southern Gospel Weekend 2016. Last year, we were in awe of the awesome groups that participated and the great crowd we had each night! I expect no less this year,” states Vonda Easley of Hey Y’all Media and Hope’s Journey.
Ava Kasich, Southern Gospel artist, tells us, “This will be the second year for Southern Gospel Weekend and I am SO excited to see what God has in store for all who attend! Last year there were so many lives touched and souls saved and I know God is going to work many miracles this coming year. The lineup of artists is beyond great. You don’t want to miss it! I am so honored and blessed to be a part of this awesome event.
Call today (256-310-7892) to get your free ticket or VIP Ticket ($25 for all 3 days) and come expecting great things. See you there!”

Along with Redemption Song, Hope’s Journey and Ava Kasich, 30 other artists will be performing during the three-day festival. Gospel-chart toppers and our January cover artists, The Williamsons will be there along with The Riders, Higher Hope, Jason Runnels, Pine Ridge Boys, Exodus, McKay Project, Schofields, Surrendered, Clearvision Qt, and many more.
For more information on Southern Gospel Weekend, visit their home on the web at



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Adam Crabb

Written by scoopsnews on February 21, 2016 – 5:44 am -


Adam Crabb sang to a full house in Sylacauga, Alabama last night at Estelle Church. 14 souls were saved! It was truly an anointed service.

It was To The End’s Homecoming! Hope’s Journey from Heflin, Alabama also sang. Ron Foster from WZZK in Birmingham emceed the event.

Here are a few pictures from the concert.



Emcee, Ron Foster WZZK with Vonda Easley


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Adam Crabb coming to Alabama!

Written by scoopsnews on February 17, 2016 – 2:29 pm -


February 20th, Adam Crabb will be in Weogufka, Alabama.

Adam has been referred to as the “face of youth” in the Southern Gospel world, often bridging the gap between grandparents, parents and children.

This will be a great concert . Also singing will be To The End and Hope’s Journey.

No ticket needed but an offering will be taken.

See concert flyer below.






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