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Gaither Music Group/Spring Hill Music Group Rosters Celebrate 2016 GMA DOVE Award Nominations

Written by Staff on August 16, 2016 – 8:48 am -

JOEY+RORY Back on Top of the Billboard Country Music Sales Chart

Gaither artists Joey+Rory

Husband-and-wife Duo Joey+Rory Honored with Four DOVE Nominations

Labels’ Artists Garner Nods in Nine DOVE Award Categories

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—August 15th, 2016—The Gaither Music Group and Spring Hill Music Group rosters of artists were honored with 18 2016 GMA DOVE Award nominations across nine categories, according to the press conference held on Wednesday in the Shamblin Theater at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
“It is exciting to see our family of artists honored with these nominations,” stated label president Barry Jennings. “In such a polarized world, we are thankful for this celebration of musical diversity and grateful that our artists are included in this very special and eclectic event.”

To Joey With Love

Joey And Rory

GRAMMY®-nominated, husband-and-wife duo Joey+Rory have been nominated for four 2016 GMA DOVE Awards including Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year (Hymns That Are Important to Us), Country Recorded Song of the Year (“He Touched Me”), Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year (“I’ll Fly Away”) and Long Form Video of the Year (Hymns That Are Important to Us).
Named a Rolling Stone Country Album to Watch for 2016, Hymns That Are Important to Us, produced by Rory Feek and Joe West (except “When I’m Gone,” Gary Paczosa), is currently the #2 Top-Selling Country Album for 2016 and is the first recording in nearly a decade to top both the Top Country and Top Christian Albums charts. The release debuted at #1 on the Country Music chart and remained in the Top 10 on that chart for 20 weeks. It was in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart for six weeks and is currently the 13th Top-Selling Album this year across all music genres. The video, which has reached gold status, held the #1 spot on the Music Video Sales chart for months.
Creators and hosts of “The Joey+Rory Show,” on RFD-TV, which airs in 50 million households weekly, Joey+Rory’s everyday lives, relationship and music have been featured in recent months in People, “Entertainment Tonight,” ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Time, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and more.

Jimmy Fortune To Be Featured On Sirius/XM

Jimmy Fortune

Country Music Hall of Famer and Statler Brothers member Jimmy Fortune received three DOVE nominations for Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year (Hits & Hymns), Country Recorded Song of the Year (“I Believe,” featuring The Whites) and Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year (“Life’s Railway to Heaven,” featuring The Oak Ridge Boys). The star-studded project features collaborations with Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and others.

A member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Fortune has been featured on a TV special, hosted by Bill Gaither, currently airing on various television networks and channels including RFD-TV, Dish TV, AT&T U-verse, DirecTV and more.

 

GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band Is Better Than Ever…and Better Together

GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band

Gospel Music Hall of Fame members and GRAMMY® Award winners the Gaither Vocal Band are nominated for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for “Jesus Gave Me Water” from their highly acclaimed Sometimes It Takes a Mountain recording, produced by group members Bill Gaither and David Phelps along with Ben Isaacs (Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs).
“Jesus Gave Me Water” became a Top 10 national radio single while the recording hit #1 on the Southern Gospel sales chart according to Nielsen Soundscan and #6 on the Contemporary Christian Music sales chart. Also nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY® Award, the Gaither Vocal Band has garnered five GRAMMY® nominations, two GRAMMY® Awards and 17 GMA DOVE Awards to date.

 

Flashback Friday With Jeff & Sheri Easter

Jeff & Sheri Easter

Two-time GRAMMY® nominees and multi-award-winning Jeff & Sheri Easter received nods for Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year for Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage (Spring Hill Music) as well as Country Recorded Song of the Year (“Small Town Someone (Lunch)”), written by Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West and Jason Cox.
The recording, produced by Jeff and Sheri Easter, Madison Easter and Greg Cole, features 11 songs, several of which were co-written by Sheri along with some of Nashville’s most noted songwriters. “Small Town Someone (Lunch)” is currently the No. 1 single on The Singing News national radio chart. Jeff & Sheri are the recipients of six GMA DOVE Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards and two International Country Gospel Music Association honors.

 

Award-winning Tenor DAVID PHELPS Tops Sales Charts

DAVID PHELPS

David Phelps is up for Inspirational Song of the Year for “Heaven’s Shore,” the recent Top 40 radio single from his current release, Freedom. Produced by Phelps and mentor/friend/gospel music legend Bill Gaither, Freedom showcases Phelps’ talents as a singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. The GRAMMY®-nominated, classically trained tenor, also known as the tenor for the Gaither Vocal Band, has won two GRAMMY® Awards and four GMA DOVE Awards.
GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter and comedian Mark Lowry has been nominated for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for How We Love (Spring Hill Music Group), an all-new, 11-song collection produced by Kevin Williams. The project includes guest appearances by Dailey & Vincent, Sisters, Jimmy and Sonya Isaacs Yeary and The Martins who join Mark for a four-part, a cappella rendition of the classic hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” Known for bringing laughter to countless audiences worldwide, the GMA Hall of Famer shares his contemplative side with honest, redeeming messages through How We Love.

 

Isaacs

Isaacs

The Isaacs (Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, Ben Isaacs and Lily Isaacs) were honored with a nomination for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for “Leave It All on the Altar,” which is featured on the group’s recent project, The Living Years, produced by Isaacs and Gaither. The multi-award-winning family group has received honors and nominations from organizations ranging from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and the Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards to The Singing News Fan Awards. They have performed with legendary performers such as Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry and many more.

 

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

The award-winning, southern gospel mainstay trio the Booth Brothers received a nomination for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Still, produced by Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth and Jim Brady. Known for their intricate three-part harmonies, the group has won over 45 Singing News Fan Awards and received three previous GMA DOVE nominations. Their current single “Dirt on My Hands” is in the Top 20 and climbing on the national radio chart.
We Will Stand (Gaither Music Group/CCM United) is nominated for Special Event of the Year and Long Form Video of the Year. The DVD claimed the No. 1 position street week on Billboard’s Music Video chart and on the Christian Music Video chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan. In addition, the We Will Stand audio recording landed at #10 on the contemporary Christian music chart.
A concert event dubbed “the greatest night in the history of contemporary Christian music” by its executive producer, Stan Moser, the recordings feature 30 of the most popular and awarded contemporary Christian music (CCM) artists of all time, who gathered for a-once-in-a-lifetime concert event to celebrate 40 years of history. The DVDs also capture some of the stories behind the music through interviews with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patty, Bill Gaither and others.
Also nominated for Special Event of the Year is Let the Glory Come Down, which features newly-arranged renditions of some of the most popular gospel music songs performed by the renowned 500-voice Prestonwood Choir in Dallas along with Bill Gaither, David Phelps, Adam Crabb, Joyce Martin Sanders, Joy Gardner and other Gaither HOMECOMING artists. Featuring songs from the latest Gaither choir collection arranged by Geron Davis and Bradley Knight, this recording brings to life timeless messages with stirring vocal performances.
The Gaither brand of artists and products topped the BILLBOARD Year-End Chart of Music Video Sales Labels for 2000, 2011 and 2014.
Gaither Music Group and Spring Hill Music Group projects are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music.

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SGN Scoops Tweet of the Day- Sheri Easter

Written by scoopsnews on June 12, 2016 – 5:37 pm -

Jeff and Sheri Easter

SGN Scoops Tweet of the Day:


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Beautiful Song About Mothers…..

Written by scoopsnews on May 7, 2016 – 5:59 am -

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Here’s a beautiful Mother’s Day song by a beautiful lady, Ms Sheri Easter…

Hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day and a great weekend from SGN Scoops!


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Flashback Friday With Jeff & Sheri Easter

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 5, 2016 – 9:43 am -

Flashback Friday With Jeff & Sheri Easter

Flashback Friday With Jeff & Sheri Easter

Flashback Friday will take back you to the year 2013 to an interview with Jeff & Sheri Easter and our publisher Rob Patz

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Jeff & Sheri Easter On Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 31, 2015 – 10:29 am -

Jeff & Sheri Easter  On This Week on Good News Music Radio

Jeff & Sheri Easter On This Week on Good News Music Radio

This week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 2 of our interview with Jeff & Sheri Easter and music from The Ball Brothers, Gordon Mote, Goodman Revival, The Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, The Collingsworth Family, The Hoppers, The Oak Ridge Boys and MORE!

Tune-in to one of the stations listed on our site or listen online for an hour of great gospel music, inspiring ministry and fun with Woody Wright and D. Scott Kramer at:
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JEFF & SHERI EASTER Find BIG Ways to Celebrate SMALL TOWN

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 2, 2015 – 12:52 pm -

JEFF & SHERI EASTER Find BIG Ways to Celebrate SMALL TOWN

JEFF & SHERI EASTER Find BIG Ways to Celebrate SMALL TOWN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —GRAMMY® nominees and multi-award-winning Jeff & Sheri Easter hit the ground running last week with the June 23rd release of their all-new recording, Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage (Spring Hill Music).

The new release climbed the iTunes sales chart on street date, hitting the Top 40 listing of Christian and Gospel music downloads; and the project landed at #11 on the Southern Gospel chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
“After working on a project, writing for it and planning for a couple of years, it’s great to finally reach release day and get feedback from others; and the response to this recording has been great!” stated Jeff.
That enthusiasm continued as Jeff, Sheri and their daughter Morgan gathered around the piano in their home living room in their small town of Lincolnton, GA, on the night of June 22nd, to become the first southern gospel artists to debut a new recording on the stageit platform (www.stageit.com).  The family could not wait to share Small Town’s heartwarming messages and family harmonies and celebrate the past 30 years with friends around the world via this online, “unplugged” concert format.
“We never dreamed 30 years ago that we’d be sharing a concert with a few hundred friends from right here in our living room!” said Sheri.  “I’m grateful that new technology allows us to share the timeless messages in these songs in a new, effective way.”
Fans who signed up were able to tune in with any online device from any location to enjoy a LIVE, interactive chat with the family along with 30 minutes of acoustic performances of songs from the acclaimed recording.  The group shared stories about how each song was written and ended with a 20-minute encore of requested songs.
The performed songs included their new radio single, “Jesus Loves You,” already the #2 Top 10 New Release nationally.  The recorded version of the song represents Jeff and Sheri’s desire to continue to try new things, even after three decades, as it marks the first time in the group’s history that they have included a choir of vocals and added a full string section to one of their songs.
Jeff & Sheri then traveled from one small town to another to enjoy a special release celebration at Gaither Family Resources in Alexandria, IN, on Thursday, June 25th.  The event served as the official kick-off and launch event for a new, ongoing series at the store called “Singin’ in the Studio.”
In celebration of this anniversary release, Gloria Gaither joined the group on stage during the concert and read a very memorable prayer that she had prayed for Jeff & Sheri 22 years ago during the recording of the Homecoming Series’ Landmark video.  At that time the couple was expecting the birth of Morgan, so it was quite surreal for them to experience this prayer a second time in that same room, 22 years later, with Morgan now a part of the group.
For over two decades, Gaither Studios has been the premiere location for numerous Homecoming video tapings and artist recordings.  The team is now opening their doors to an up-close and personal live concert event series held in historic “Gaither Studio C.”  Jeff and Sheri signed autographs during an in-store party before the evening concert where they showcased songs from Small Town as well as some of their most popular hits.
Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music and Marriage, produced by Jeff and Sheri Easter, Madison Easter and Greg Cole, features 11 songs, several of which were co-written by Sheri along with some of Nashville’s most noted songwriters.  It captures the warm, country-influenced musical style the group is known for and covers faith and family topics that have been important to Jeff and Sheri since they started the group three decades ago.
Distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, the release is available at retail stores everywhere and also at online stores including iTunes and Amazon.  The new release is highlighted in the current issue of Homecoming Magazine, and the group’s family legacy is captured with the cover story of the June Singing News Magazine.
Jeff & Sheri were recently featured on SiriusXM’s “Daniel Britt & Friends,” where they talked about the new recording on the one-hour gospel music radio show, alongside Gospel Music Hall of Famers Bill Gaither and Mark Lowry.  They also discussed the album at length with Paul Heil on “The Gospel Greats” nationally syndicated radio program.
For further information, visit www.jeffandsheriester.com or Twitter.com/@JSEaster or www.facebook.com/jeffandsherieaster.  Tickets to future “Singin’ in the Studio” events can be purchased by calling: 1-800-520-4664 or visiting www.gaither.com.

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JEFF & SHERI EASTER’S SMALL TOWN CD RELEASE CELEBRATION TO KICK-OFF GAITHER FAMILY RESOURCES SINGIN’ IN THE STUDIO SERIES!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 11, 2015 – 10:10 pm -

JEFF & SHERI EASTER'S SMALL TOWN CD RELEASE CELEBRATION TO KICK-OFF GAITHER FAMILY RESOURCES SINGIN’ IN THE STUDIO SERIES!

JEFF & SHERI EASTER’S SMALL TOWN CD RELEASE CELEBRATION TO KICK-OFF GAITHER FAMILY RESOURCES SINGIN’ IN THE STUDIO SERIES!

June 11, 2015Jeff & Sheri Easter – celebrating 30 years of music and marriage – are set to release their brand new project, Small Town, during a special CD release celebration held at Gaither Family Resources in Alexandria, IN on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

This event will also serve as the official kick-off and launch event for a brand new series at GFR called “Singin’ in the Studio.” 
Jeff & Sheri Easter will release and sign autographs during a special release party at GFR from 1 -2 PM on June 25, 2015 before the evening concert.
The talented, critically acclaimed group will debut songs from their upcoming release, Small Town, as well as familiar favorites.
“Jeff and I both are from small towns and believe that small towns grow deep roots,” said Sheri Easter. “What better place to premiere our brand new project, Small Town, than the beautiful small town of Alexandria, IN. Being with our friends at Gaither Family Resources will be extra special and we can’t wait!” 
For over four decades, Gaither Studios has been the premiere location for numerous Homecoming video tapings and artist recordings. Now, for the first time, they are opening their doors for an up-close and personal live concert event series held in historic “Gaither Studio C.”
As Bill Gaither puts it best, “There is nothing like hearing a group up-close and personal. This Singin’ in the Studio series is an experience unlike anything we can achieve in a large arena. Jeff & Sheri Easter are the perfect artists to kick off the series. Their warm sense of humor and their wonderful music will make this intimate evening very, very special.”
Tickets can be purchased by calling: 1-800-520-4664 or at www.gaither.com
More information:
Jeff & Sheri Easter – Singin’ In The Studio – June 25, 2015
VIP Tickets: $55
Include: Dinner (6:00 PM)
Front Section Seating at Concert (7:30 PM)
Concert Tickets: $35

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Jeff & Sheri Easter Celebrate 30 Years of Music and Marriage

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2015 – 10:04 pm -

Jeff & Sheri Easter Celebrate 30 Years of Music and Marriage

Jeff & Sheri Easter Celebrate
30 Years of Music and Marriage

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY® nominees and multi-award-winning Jeff & Sheri Easter have just recorded an all-new release, Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage (Spring Hill Music), which will hit the street on June 23rd, coinciding with their June celebration of 30 years of marriage.

The recording, produced by Jeff and Sheri Easter, Madison Easter and Greg Cole, features 11 songs, several of which were co-written by Sheri along with some of Nashville’s most noted songwriters.  Small Town captures the warm, country-influenced musical style the group is known for and covers faith and family topics that have been important to Jeff and Sheri since they started the group three decades ago.
Kenna Turner West, Sue Smith and Jason Cox wrote ‘This Side of the Dirt’ specifically for Jeff,” explains Sheri.  “They created a beautiful story about him and the men who shaped him.  Jeff remembers sitting on the front porch with his Grandpa Sechrist, who owned a junkyard.  They would listen to the Osborne Brothers’ Favorite Hymns album, and they loved this style of music. That junkyard was an incredible teacher for Jeff, and it honed his skills as a mechanic.  His daddy always shared that love of fixing things that are broken, and it crossed over into his preaching and singing.  Encouraging folks to live better every day on this side of the dirt is a wonderful way to help fix a broken world.”
Another way the Easter Family is encouraging people offstage these days is by caretaking.  Jeff and Sheri’s daughter and group member Morgan addressed this with the song “Someone’s Listening.”

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RFD-TVs Music City Show Set To Open Season Four With Big Give-Away

Written by Staff on May 27, 2015 – 9:24 am -

tim lovelaceNashville, Tenn (May 26, 2015) The very popular RFD-TV Gospel music variety program The Music City Show is excited to announce the opening of Season Four on Thursday, May 28th, with more great talent and a fascinating Give-Away creating an electrifying atmosphere.

Season Four features some of Gospel and Country music’s most popular artists. Aaron Tippen, Michael English, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Gordon Mote, Mark Trammell Quartet, Whisnants, Don Moen, Allison Speer, Freemans, Tim Lovelace, Blackwood Brothers, and  The Freedom Singers, as well as the show regulars, the Positive Cowboy – Jim Sheldon, and the Blue Jean Band.

Help The Music City Show Season 4 Premier on RFD-TV by entering the contest give away. Follow the instructions below and it will be easy and fun, plus you may just be a winner.
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$25.00 each in merchandise to 10 fans.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Like The Music City Show Facebook fan page.
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We will announce the winners on Friday, May 29th!!!!!
In the meantime click this link for a super preview of some of the talent scheduled for Season 4.
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To learn more about the Music City Show go to http://www.themusiccityshow.com or https://www.facebook.com/themusiccityshow . Twitter them at https://twitter.com/MusicCityShow .

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About The Music City Show
The Music City Show, a Southern/Country Gospel weekly show featuring top artists like the Oak Ridge Boys, Adam Crabb, Karen Peck and New River, the Browders, the Bowling Family, the Blackwood Brothers, the Hoppers, Comedian Tim Lovelace, Gene McDonald, Aaron Wilburn, Lynn Anderson, the and many more. The show features special host, Tim Lovelace, each week with Nashville’s own Blue Jean Band and The Positive Cowboy Jim Sheldon. The Music City Show is a series based in Nashville, Tennessee – America’s favorite Music City. The show has many elements of Nashville that people love, namely a live house band, talented artists, heartfelt interviews and comedic entertainment. It is likened unto The Tonight Show, with comedy segments, and a beautiful cityscape backdrop.
The Show has now expanded to four networks which include RFD-TV, The Heartland Network, FamilyNet, and the NRB Network.


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JEFF & SHERI EASTER MAKING FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR 2015 HOMECOMING

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 5, 2015 – 8:46 am -

JEFF & SHERI EASTER MAKING FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR 2015 HOMECOMING

JEFF & SHERI EASTER MAKING FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR 2015 HOMECOMING

Lincolnton, GA – Jeff & Sheri Easter, along with an army of friends and family, are busy making final preparations for the 7th Annual Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming. The annual event is set to take place Mother’s Day weekend, May 7-10, 2015, in the small rural town of Lincolnton, GA.

 

For a majority of the year, Jeff & Sheri Easter can be found traveling around the country singing and sharing the Gospel. For one weekend, however, they stay home and invite their friends to enjoy their hometown, great music and fellowship.

 

Music lovers will enjoy a stellar lineup of talented Gospel artists. In addition to the music, the annual event will offer many family-friendly festivities to take a part in.

 

Scheduled to appear during the weekend are artists Dailey & Vincent, The Bowling Family, Little Roy Lewis & Lizzy Long, The Isaacs, Lewis Tradition, Primitive Quartet, Karen Peck & New River, The Easter Brothers, and The Browders. Tickets are $20 per person per day, 12 and under free. Weekend passes are available for $50 per person, and group rates also available for groups of 20+.

 

On Saturday morning, May 10, 2015, Sheri will be hosting the 3rd Annual Ladies Brunch and Devotions. There are only 50 seats available for this event. Tickets are $35 per person and include brunch, devotions with Sheri, and a gift for attending.

 

On Saturday evening, there will be hosting a Talent Show on the concert grounds open to the first 35 entrants. The winner will receive 10 hours of free studio time (a $500 value) and will be invited to perform during Saturday evening’s concert. The entry fee is $50.

 

On Sunday morning, May 11, 2015, a special “going away service” will take place with a sermon by the patriarch of the Easter family – James Easter, of the Easter Brothers. There is no admission fee for this service. Catfish dinner to follow.

 

For more information on these events and to reserve your tickets, visit www.jeffandsherieaster.com. Please note: no physical tickets will be mailed but will have them available for you at WILL CALL the day of the event.

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