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Jimmy Blackwood Retires, Farewell Performance Slated for Brumley “Shindig”

Written by SGN Scoops on October 1, 2012 – 3:03 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Jimmy Blackwood, son of beloved James Blackwood, recently  announced his retirement from many years on the road with the famous Blackwood Brothers. Jimmy announces that he will only be doing one “Farewell” performance in  Rogers, AR on October 13 at The Shindig. Besides the Blackwood Brothers, the concert will feature the Oak Ridge Boys and Dailey and Vincent. All groups  will be singing songs from their latest released Gospel albums.
The Shindig is a fundraiser for the I’ll Fly Away Foundation and will celebrate I’ll Fly Away’s 80th birthday. All ticket sales will  benefit the foundation’s music eduction program. This program teaches young people about America’s musical heritage through school workshops. The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has partnered with the Gibson Foundation in its mission. Gibson will be providing an Epiphone guitar to each school that is involved in the  I’ll Fly Away Foundation program. The Gibson Guitar Bus will also be at The Shindig and will open for free tours before the show. The concert is slated for Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7:00 pm at the John Q Hammons Center at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers, Arkansas. Three phenomenal artists/groups will perform together for a one-time-only gathering. Featured will be multi-platinum and Grammy-winning recording artist, The Oak Ridge Boys, along with Dailey & Vincent and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet.

Advance tickets: Artist Circle ($50), Gold Seating ($40), and Silver Seating ($30) All tickets are non-refundable. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $5 more the day of show. For tickets to I’ll Fly Away’s 80th birthday and Jimmy Blackwood’s final and “Farewell” performance call  888-462-6718 or visit www.illflyawayfoundation.org 


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“I’llFly Away Foundation” Tuesday Night Showcase Slated for July 31, 2012

Written by SGN Scoops on July 23, 2012 – 12:24 pm -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} The Davis Family, Randy & Wendi Pierce, ChristySutherland, Mike Scott, Three Bridges and more are slated to appear at the July31, Tuesday Night Showcase in honor of Patrons to the “I’ll Fly AwayFoundation.” The concert venue is Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, MO starting at7:00 p.m. Patrons of the foundation receive free admission and the public willpay $10.00.  The Brumley Sing followsthis kick-off event on Wednesday night and will take place at the same location.For more info on the Tuesday Night Showcase and the “I’ll Fly Away Foundation,”contact: Betsy Brumley: 479-696-9876

More info: Albert E. Brumley’s songs have been sang, recorded, and publishedall over the world. This year, the Brumley’s celebrated an 80 year birthday ofthe most recorded song, “I’ll Fly Away.” Albert E. Brumley’s son,Bob, was inducted into the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame in 2011 and continuesto carry the torch for the family heritage. Bob’s daughter, Betsy, was namedChairman of the Board for the I’ll Fly Away Foundation. The Foundation’smission is to carry on the Brumley heritage by providing scholarships andlearning experiences for youth to pursue their dreams in Gospel Music. TheTuesday Night Showcase opens the Brumley Sing week and fans come from all overthe country each year to be a part of this special event that features popularSouthern Gospel artists.

 

Press Contact: EvieHawkins/EHA-Nashville

More info: BetsyBrumley 479-696-9876


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Celebrating 80 Years of the Greatest Gospel Song of All Time, the I’ll Fly Away Foundation Welcomes The Oak Ridge Boys to “The Shindig”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 10, 2012 – 7:02 pm -

Rogers, Arkansas….Brumley
Entertainment and the I’ll Fly Away Foundation will celebrate
80 years of the world’s most celebrated Gospel song of all
time, “I’ll Fly Away” with the first annual “Shindig” featuring
multi-platinum and Grammy winning recording artist The
Oak Ridge Boys along with Dailey & Vincent and the
Blackwood Brothers Quartet. The music event will take
place on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the John Q
Hammons Center at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers,
Arkansas. Music starts at 7:00 pm.

The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the most distinctive and
recognizable recording groups of all time. Their many hits including “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On”
and “Thank God for Kids,” are only a few of the songs which have reached millions while the group never
left their Gospel roots. For over 50 years the Oak Ridge Boys have been entertaining audiences all over
the world while bringing together the traditions of Gospel, Country and Pop in their music. Duane, Joe,
William Lee and Richard have produced 12 Gold, 3 Platinum, 1 Double Platinum and dozens of #1 hits.


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The Chuck Wagon Gang in Concert March 24, 2012 Celebrating the 80th Birthday of “I’ll Fly Away”

Written by SGN Scoops on February 20, 2012 – 7:10 am -

The I’ll Fly Away Foundation is delighted to celebrate the 80th birthday of the song I’ll Fly Away, written by Albert E. Brumley, with a concert at the Neosho Civic Center, 109 W. Main St, Neosho, MO  64850. The evening’s performers include The Chuck Wagon Gang and The Missourians. The concert will begin at 7:30 on March 24, 2012 with the doors opening at 7:00.   General admission seating is limited. Advance tickets may be purchased for $15.00 by calling the I’ll Fly Away foundation’s office at 1-888-462-6718 or go the website www.illflyawayfoundation.org. There is special pricing for groups of 20 or more, please call in advance. Tickets at the door are $20.00.

The I’ll Fly Away Foundation is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to raise funds to preserve our American musical heritage in all styles and forms by providing scholarships and educating the next generation about the musical roots and traditions of American music.


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Albert E. Brumley’s “I’ll Fly Away” Celebrates 80th Anniversary with the “I’ll Fly Away Foundation”

Written by SGN Scoops on January 10, 2012 – 3:52 am -

Nashville, TN  (Jan. 5, 2012 ) As Albert E. Brumley’s I’ll Fly Away celebrates its 80th anniversary, the beloved songwriter’s mission lives on through the non-profit I’ll Fly Away Foundation. Third generation, Chairman and Founder, Betsy Brumley, daughter of Southern Gospel Music Hall of Famer, Bob Brumley, carrries the torch that will pass the family tradition on to future generations. The foundation educates aspiring artists with scholarships and mentoring opportunities and cultivates the musicial abilities of participants that strives to preserve the Albert E. Brumley mission.

 I’ll Fly Away crosses cultural, age, and genre boundaries and continues to warm hearts and uplift spirits across the globe. The most recorded song in history deserves birthday recognition, and two concerts in 2012 will draw fans and friends together for powerful performances by some of  the most beloved Gospel and Country recording artists. The concerts will benefit the foundation and will allow continuation and preservation of this unique and inspiring art form. Donations will fund demonstration tours in schools and facilitate the education of youngsters through foundation music scholarships, encouragement and support. With patron support, this powerful American heritage will continue to grow and Albert E. Brumley’s dream will be realized.

 Two concert fundraisers are on the horizon during 2012.  The March 24, concert in Neosho, Missouri will feature the famous Chuck Wagon Gang. The second concert will feature Country Music’s sensational Oak Ridge Boys; Bluegrass powerhouse, Dailey & Vincent; and Southern Gospel’s famous, Blackwood Brothers Quartet.

 For those who wish to contribute to the 80-year old Brumley traditon and be a part of Southern Gospel music history in the making by becoming a patron of the I’ll Fly Away Foundation, contact: Board Chairman, Betsy Brumley, PO Box 3304, Bella Vista, AR 72715, info@illflyawayfoundation.org. 479-696-9876


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