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“This Is Your Now” By Jonathan Dale -Single Drops TODAY

Written by scoopsnews on January 29, 2018 – 4:38 am -

JONATHAN DALE – THIS IS YOUR NOW – PRESS RELEASE –   

In the summer of 2008 CMT (Country Music Television), along with producers of American Idol, Fremantle Media, began production for a new singing competition reality TV Show entitled, “Can You Duet”. Season one produced America’s sweethearts “Joey +  Rory”, and also “Caitlin and Will”, and “Kate and Kasey”. The love story between Joey and Rory Feek went on to touch the hearts of millions across the nation.  

 

In 2009, the casting had begun for Season Two of CMTs Can You Duet, auditions were held in Nashville, Tennessee at the famous Wildhorse Saloon on Broadway. Jonathan Dale Cox and Brandon Green had made it through the first round with different duo partners, and had yet to meet.  

 

Shortly into round two, Brandon’s cousin, and Jonathan’s friend were eliminated, which led Dale and Green to be partnered together by celebrity judges Big Kenny of Big and Rich, Scott Borchetta owner and CEO of Big Machine Label Group, and legendary Country Music icon, Naomi Judd of The Judd’s. Jonathan and Brandon together formed the all American Male Country Music duo, “JB Rocket”.  

 

Getting their name from their initials and a coincidental pair of the same Rocket Dog shoes that they both were wearing on the day they met each other, JB Rocket quickly became one of America’s favorite “duos” on the reality TV Singing Competition.  

 

JB Rocket completely dominated season two with performance like, “Neon Moon”, and “More Than a Memory”. Jonathan and Brandon advanced into the finale and final round and then competed against Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey (The Voice), together known as Steel Magnolia. 

 

JB Rocket finished on season two of CMTs Can You Duet as the first runner up and signed a major record deal with the Valory Music Group of Big Machine Records. A few years later Jonathan and Brandon walked away from their record deal and went into separate careers.  

 

Since then, Jonathan Dale of JB Rocket has been awarded the Carolina Music Awards Country Male Vocalist of the Year, released two albums, and multiple single tracks, married his best friend Courtney, and is a father to his newborn daughter, Presley Jane. His Christian radio single, “I’m Still Standing” reached the top 80 at #66 in the national Gospel Charts, in Singing News Magazine. 

 

Jonathan’s new single, “This is Your Now” will be released to iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and all other social media music outlets on January 29th, 2018.  

 

“This is Your Now” is all about living life to the fullest and embodying the power to keep trying and keeping your faith. I believe in raising a generation of risk takers, and people who fight for what they believe in and what they want to see come to pass. We are the author of the story of our lives, what happens next is up to you.” Says Jonathan Dale 

 

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COMEDY AND COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND RAY STEVENS TO CO-HOST INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 1, 2014 – 12:47 pm -

Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens

Stevens to Co-host ICM Awards Show with Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander

Nashville, Tenn. (September 30, 2014) – Comedy and country music icon Ray Stevens is set to co-host the 2014 Inspirational Country Music Awards™, to be held on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Nashville (726 W Old Hickory Blvd) in Nashville, Tennessee.  GRAMMY® Award-winning Stevens and his co-host, Inside Edition‘s Megan Alexander, will take the reins of the show which honors and showcases some of the biggest names in Christian, country and inspirational music.  Stevens will also perform at the event.
“I am honored to have been asked to co-host this year’s awards show,” says Stevens.  “I’ll also be performing a few songs from my new gospel album.”
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the awards show, this year’s finalists include such notables as Vince Gill, Guy Penrod, Lady Antebellum, Rhonda Vincent, The Isaacs, Scotty McCreery, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Roys and more.
This year’s awards show will be broadcasted on the NRB Network as well as GEB America with more networks to be announced in the near future (check local schedule listings on each network for broadcast times in your area).The Inspirational Country Music Awards are held in conjunction with the annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Week which draws fans to Music City every year.  For tickets and more information about the festivities visit www.faithfamilycountry.com.


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Darrell Freeman To Host Future Episodes of Nashville Country Revival

Written by Staff on September 19, 2014 – 10:28 am -

NCR Host Publicity PhotoFranklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) September 19th, 2014 – Due to the popularity of the TV show Nashville Country Revival, Mansion Entertainment has announced plans for a third year of production of the show and will add Gospel Music personality and performer, Darrell Freeman, as the host. Freeman got his start at the young age of 13 in his family band and has since garnered much success and popularity with his own family group, The Freemans. Over the years The Freemans have scored multiple chart topping songs and garnered industry nominations and awards. In addition to naming Freeman as the new face of NCR, Mansion has partnered with Big Merlin Productions to produce the future episodes.

Nashville Country Revival was initially launched on The Nashville Network (now Heartland TV) two years ago and since that time has gained popularity and a strong following with its appearances on major networks such as Daystar TV, TCT and other national platforms. The show found a niche with viewers by offering inspiring music with a Country and Bluegrass flavor from popular artists such as Danielle Peck, Brand & Dean, Marty Raybon, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Red Roots, Brad Davis, Jason Crabb while introducing a host of new talent to its viewers as well.
NCR recently entered new territory with nine episodes of NCR being launched on Hulu. Amazon Prime will come on board in the near future offering Nashville Country Revival episodes to its subscriber base as well. Future episodes with host Darrel Freeman will be launched by the end of 2014 on both Hulu and Amazon Prime.
For more information on Nashville Country Revival visit www.nashvillecountryrevival.com.

 


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TOP COUNTRY ARTISTS WORKING ON A BUILDING WITH NEW HAVEN RECORDS

Written by SGN Scoops on March 15, 2012 – 4:24 pm -

Nashville, Tenn. (March 12, 2012) – Proving once again that Country music artists have a big heart for the whole world, Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records, has joined Executive Producer Mark Carman, president of MCM World Media, to announce the upcoming release of the landmark CD, I’m Working On A Building. The title cut from the project, recorded by Marty Raybon (former lead singer of Shenandoah), has already been nominated for a Country Gospel Music Fan Award, presented annually by Christian Voice magazine.

This inspiring collection of new and existing songs was created exclusively to benefit the work of International Cooperating Ministries (ICM), a non-profit foundation that has constructed approximately 4,000 churches, orphanages and schools in more than 50 countries, supporting more than 20,000 congregations during the past 25 years.

The centerpiece of this collection is a high-octane version of the title cut by Raybon, featuring Country superstar Trace Adkins, Jimmy Fortune (of The Statler Brothers), and Country Music Association Award winner T. Graham Brown. The “Working On a Building” single is already receiving a tremendous response at Christian Country, Southern Gospel and select mainstream Country radio stations and is up for Favorite Song at the CGM Fan Awards program, scheduled for April 28 as part of Country Gospel Music FanFest in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The GCM Fan Awards, selected solely by Country and Southern Gospel music fans, are sponsored each year by Christian Voice magazine. Read more »


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GUY PENROD SHOWCASES TIMELESS TRUTHS ON HYMNS

Written by SGN Scoops on March 10, 2012 – 5:18 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Hymns, the highly-anticipated sophomore solo effort from Christian music’s premier country recording artist, Guy Penrod, is slated to bow March 27 from Gaither Music Group/Servant Records.  Produced by Penrod and Pete Green, Hymns showcases 13 of the award-winning artist’s favorite selections, including the debut single, “Does Jesus Care?,” a duet with the legendary George Beverly Shea.

Hymns includes “The Old Rugged Cross,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “Amazing Grace,” “Count Your Blessings,” and “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms,” among other songs.

“I grew up with and love the hymns,” Penrod says.  “The vernacular has changed, but hymns address the human condition and give help, guidance and encouragement through truths that survive the test of time.  Hymns are an important part of our history as believers.”

Penrod’s 2010 Dove Award-nominated Gaither Music Group/Servant Records solo debut, Breathe Deep, continues to be a benchmark for country recordings within the Christian marketplace, having sold more than 75,000 units to date and featuring successful mainstream country and southern gospel radio singles.  A 2011 Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Penrod made his Grand Ole Opry debut last year, along with numerous appearances throughout the U.S. and Europe.  Prior to his solo career, Penrod spent 14 years with the GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.

Hymns, a Gaither Music Group/Servant Records release, is distributed by EMI CMG Distribution and will be available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®.  The new recording will be positioned heavily at retail and will be aired as part of a direct TV campaign on networks including GAC, RFD, GMC, TBN, FamilyNet, CTS, CTN, TCT, TLN, Airtime 1 and GMTN and in Canada on Grace, Legacy, Miracle and Vision.

For further information, visit www.guypenrod.com or www.turningpointpr.com.


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NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM JIM SHELDON

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 26, 2011 – 6:52 pm -

Inspirational Country star  is hitting the road with new single “I Belong to Jesus,” as part of Putting God First Ministries, with a groundbreaking music video.

The video and song show a deep side to Sheldon. Set in the working studio and a beautiful open field at daybreak, Sheldon’s love for God and music are intertwined; a reflection of his heart.

“It’s time to tell my stories. How God has brought me out from a long ‘wilderness time’ of sin, shame and disgrace to where I am today!” says Sheldon, who explains the message behind Putting God First Ministries with a proverb.

“The idea behind the concept video was to show a behind the scenes natural recording environment so people could see some of the elements it takes to record a first class project,” says Scott Godsey of Homeland Entertainment Group, who produced Sheldon’s video. “The outside scene is about Jim and who he is, he is a country boy and he feels at home in the middle of the country.” After spending so much time in the recording process, Sheldon cheerfully calls the studio as his second home.

Sheldon was a music minister before hitting the road full time. “After serving many years as music minster, there was a void yet filled.” Says Sheldon, “I knew singing gospel music was God’s true calling for my life!”

To find out more about this breakthrough artist, check out:http://www.jimsheldonmusic.com


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GUY PENROD CELEBRATES UNFORGETTABLE 2011

Written by SGN Scoops on December 19, 2011 – 4:17 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—For Guy Penrod, one of gospel music’s best-loved vocalists, 2011 marked a year filled with unforgettable milestones.  Led by the continued multi-genre success of his 2010 solo debut, Breathe Deep, Penrod’s visibility and acclaim experienced new heights within both the Christian and Country Music arenas.

Penrod is ending the year on a high note, having made his debut solo appearance on The Grand Ole Opry last month. As part of the Opry’s special Veteran’s Day show, the award-winning vocalist performed his current mainstream country single, “More Power To Ya,” and “Breathe Deep,” on the historic stage of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

In addition, other unforgettable moments for Guy Penrod in 2011 include:

Induction into the Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame
Dove Award Nominations for Country Album of the Year and Country Recorded Song of the Year (“Are You The One”)
ICM Award Nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year
80 concert performances across the US
Numerous dates in Europe and Canada
“2011 will go down as a year that my family and I will not soon forget,” said Penrod.  “Whether it was learning about the Dove and ICM nominations; hearing our songs played on both Christian and Country radio; or stepping foot on the Opry stage, those are all moments to remember.  However, none of that tops the support and love I felt from those we sang to across the country.  It is my prayer we were able to, in turn, provide them with encouragement and hope for their own journeys.”

Penrod’s acclaimed 2010 Servant Records/Gaither Music Group solo debut, Breathe Deep, continues to be a benchmark for country recordings within the Christian marketplace.  Breathe Deep has sold more than 75,000 units to date, and has yielded successful singles in both mainstream country and southern gospel radio formats.

During his 14 years with the GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, Penrod performed before more than 5 million people on Bill & Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming Tours and was featured on Gaither television specials airing on multiple networks.  The Gaither Homecoming series and The Gaither Vocal Band sold more than 20 million CDs and DVDs while Penrod was a member.  Prior to joining the Vocal Band, Penrod was a highly sought-after studio singer in Nashville and appeared for three years on TNN’s popular “Music City Tonight” as a vocalist in the house band.

Penrod is looking forward to a full touring schedule in 2012, including performances at churches, theatres and special events throughout the country, as well as a European tour next summer.  For a complete tour schedule and additional information, visit www.guypenrod.com.


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Jim Sheldon Scores First Charting Hit at Christian Country Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on October 5, 2011 – 2:49 pm -

DANVILLE, Ky. – (October 5, 2011) – Homeland Inspiration Group recording artist Jim Sheldon has earned his first ever charting single this month. His first single to Christian Country radio – “God Is Looking At My Heart” – will debut at #88 on the PowerSource Magazine Inspirational Country Top 100 Chart this month. “I am overwhelmed at how God is using my ministry at this present time,” mentioned Jim. “He is using me and my music in ways that I never would have dreamed. Thank you to everyone at Christian radio who has played my music!” “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 www.puttinggodfirstministry.com  . You can also sample Jim’s music by visiting his Reverb Nation site at http://www.reverbnation.com/jimsheldon  . Jim recently released his debut recording for Homeland Inspirational Group’s Christian country label Mont Eagle Records. The album – I Belong to Jesus – released last month during the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.  More information on that release will be forthcoming. Jim’s debut single at Southern Gospel radio will be released soon from Homeland Inspiration Group/Mont Eagle Records. Jim recently signed an exclusive publicity agreement with Southern Spin Entertainment. Through this agreement, Jim 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 Jim, visit his website at www.puttinggodfirstministry.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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