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Hobsons Release Latest Single Through Pathway Records & Patterson Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on October 22, 2012 – 7:49 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} The Hobsons experienced a great NQC week in September and were recently in the studio with producer, John Mathis, Jr. of Mansion/Pathway Records in Nashville, TN. Their debut Pathway Records project includes their latest single, “You Saw the Best in Me” off of their latest CD, “A Family Affair,” that will be nationally released through Patterson Promotions Vol.#9 radio comp and also will be featured on The Mansion Radio Hits Vol. #6.  John, Susan, and Kate Hobson make up the trio and travel the country with their powerful songs and vocals. Nine year old, Kate, sports a sensational voice and the public will be pleased to get her latest material. For a free press kit: More info: or contact John Hobson: 706-376-1285
Pictured: John, Susan, & Kate Hobson with Mansion Entertainment/Pathway Records Exec., John Mathis, Jr.


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September 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 7, 2012 – 9:47 am -

We are very excited to present 2012’s NQC Edition of SGNScoops Magazine! This month we’re shining the spotlight on Michael English, Greater Vision, Victoria Shirey, Christian Davis, Cassie Shaffer-Hymes, Omega and The Williamsons. Enjoy the coverage on the 2012 GMA’s Hall of Fame Induction, the 42 Annual Seminole Gospel Sing, St Jude’s Benefit Singing as well as a concert story on TaRanda Greene. Get ready for new music coming out this fall too! Sandi Duncan Clark shares the newest CD’s on the market! Enjoy memories with Ms Lou Hildreth and also find several articles of inspiration. Check out the latest on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and don’t forget to watch Rob’s Publishers Point and Media Minute! With more than 100 years combined gospel music industry experience, our talented staff has done a GREAT job again this month to promote the gospel by unveiling what is intriguing and real about Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. Our prayer is that you are encouraged. Enjoy September’s issue and please share with your friends!

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July 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 2, 2012 – 7:13 pm -

It’s a good thing our magazine is digital, you just might burn your hands on this one! Remove your hats, grab a a box of Kleenex and enjoy a Patriotic influenced, Southern Gospel loaded issue of Scoops Magazine!

The Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent shares about her latest GOSPEL release! Also in this edition read the latest on Beyond The Ashes,The Sneed Family, The Crist Family, Logan Smith, Libbi Perry, Larry Ford and songwriter, Sue C. Smith! Lorraine Walker offers information about the location of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Sandi reveals new music- including a review on the Oak Ridge Boys’ latest release! Charlie Sexton moves us with an INCREDIBLE story- sure to warm hearts. And…Rhonda Frye tracks down Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on the road.

Between the covers you’ll find encouragement and memories from John Mathis Jr. and Jennifer Campbell. Ms. Lou Hildreth shares lyrics to a patriotic song she penned a few years ago, too! Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with Laura Kennedy, and get a snap shot of Rhonda’s Washington DC Experiences. Rob Patz shares a “Media Minute” with his friends at Good News Radio With Woody Wright and Sandi Duncan Clark shares Karen Peck & New River’s Homecoming! Don’t miss the latest from KP&NR’s by Jeff Hawes either! As if it isn’t hot enough outside, our staff has turned the heat up even more! Grab some lemonade and enjoy July’s Edition! Please share with your friends! As always…. We’re digital- and yes….Always free!

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May 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 10, 2012 – 9:48 am -

We are excited about the May issue of Scoops Magazine! We are featuring Guy Penrod as our cover story. Also in this issues we are highlighting Union Street, The Amundruds, Paul Harkey, Ken & Jean Grady and more. We have several special interest stories this month! Sheri Easter shares thoughts on Motherhood, Sheila Walsh talks about Women of Faith, Rhonda Frye shares SGNScoop’s Experience at the 43 Annual Dove Awards and Sandi tells of an Easter Weekend filled with Gospel Music! As always, this issue includes Sandi Duncan Clark’s New Music Reviews and this month Rhonda reviews Gaither Vocal Band’s I AM A PROMISE Children’s album complete with a video of kids in action. Tucked between the covers, there are articles of inspiration as well as what songs are topping the charts… Plus a whole lot more! We’re proud of our staff for another issue well done! Please share with your family, fans and friends!

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April 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 6, 2012 – 9:11 pm -

We are excited to present a PACKED April Edition of Scoops Magazine!  Thanks to Lorraine Walker for a fabulous cover story featuring, Legacy Five. We have stories on your favorite artists to include: Doug Anderson, Declaration Trio, Dailey & Vincent, Harold Reed, Jordan Wilburn, Gene McDonald and Morgan Easter. Rob Estep gives us a “behind the scenes” look with promoter, Rhonda Thompson and Lou Wills Hildreth tells us about the very first Dove Awards! Jennifer Campbell shares a very special conversation with living legend, Bill Gaither as he tells the story behind “Because He Lives!” Angela tells us what songs are topping the charts and Jonathan Edwards talks with Rich Crist of the Crist Family. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews brand new music and Rhonda Frye reviews a concert featuring The Greesons, McKameys, Michael Combs and the Singing Cookes.Scott Rhoades and Jennifer Campbell share their thoughts regarding Easter, John Mathis Jr encourages with words of wisdom and Laurette reminds us of the benefits of exercise. We were saddened at the news of the death of southern gospel promoter and friend to many, Jim Arneson. Rob Patz and several friends share the thoughts of Jim. We appreciate you reading our magazine and sharing the link with your friends, family and friends!

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February 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 7, 2012 – 9:04 pm -

Presenting… The February Edition of SGNScoops Magazine! Jim and Melissa Brady share their sweet love story and their ministry! This month we are also featuring part two of Brian Free and Assurance, The Goldens, Anna Grace Kimbrough and The Lefevre Quartet. Special thanks to our features writers, Lorraine Walker, Laura Kennedy, Sandi Duncan Clark, Victoria Shirey and Angela Griffin!  And….Rob Estep gives a look behind the scenes with Wayne Haun!

We are excited about two special interest stories this month: Karen Peck and Joyful Noise as well as 2nd Generation’s Brenda Denney’s experience on The Price Is Right. Be encouraged by Lou Wills Hildreth, John Mathis Jr, Jennifer Cambpell and from our newest staff writer, Scott Rhoades.  We’ve kicked off a series of foreign mission stories too!  This month Angela Griffin shares “Love A Child!”

Don’t miss Sandi Duncan Clark’s DVD reviews as well as Rhonda Frye’s Crabb Family Concert Review. Enjoy a full and exciting issue of SGNScoops Magazine- Home of THE DIAMOND AWARDS!

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Patriot Quartet Completes New Project and Signs with EHA-Nashville

Written by SGN Scoops on December 19, 2011 – 4:18 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Mansion Entertainment’s Patriot Quartet of Salvisa, KY, completed their latest project this month in the TBN studios in Hendersonville, TN and signed with EHA-Nashville. Producers, John Mathis, Jr. and Bill Dykes, (Manor House) noted their confidence and excitement in continuing to work with this established quartet that continues their music ministry that started as a trio in 1996. Their trademark is to stand for “God and Country” and to uplift and encourage in song. Traditionally, their style is similiar to the The Statesmen, The Blackwood Brothers, and the original Oak Ridge Boys quartets. Original songs, stability, and consistency keep the Patriot Quartet in the forefront as one of the region’s most beloved groups. They took their ministry to a national level in early 2011 with their Mansion signing and release of “Dedicated to the Cause” project. “Songs of Comfort” ministers to those mourning a loss and especially those who have suffered through the death of a loved-one. They are currently filling their 2012 calendar and accepting booking dates. Manor House Executive Director, Bill Dykes notes, “It’s an honor to work with this group of men who are not only dedicated to the ministry, but are on fire to keep our quartet style of music alive and well for future generations. They are a blessing to promote!”
For more info:
Patriot Quartet
399 Currens Road
Salvisa, Kentucky 40372
Darrell Gabhart
Night: 859-865-4420
Day: 502-598-9928 for Booking
Cell: 502-680-1429
Press kit or additional info:, Evie Hawkins 615-545-1241

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Father of songwriter, music publisher John Mathis Jr. passes away

Written by SGN Scoops on September 28, 2011 – 10:04 am -

The father of songwriter, music publisher John Mathis Jr. passed away at his home on September 27th, 2011. ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis, not to be confused with the pop singer of the same name, was born September 28, 1930 and was known as both a singer and songwriter during his career in Country Music.

Johnny Mathis began his career as a recording artist on the record label, StarTalent, in 1949. He would go on to record for a number of record labels during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s including Chess, Columbia, D Records, Mercury, Decca, United Artists, Little Darlin’, Hilltop and Stonegate. As a part of the duet, Jimmy and Johnny, he scored a Top 10 hit in 1953 with the song, “If You Don’t Somebody Else Will” released on Chess Records. Johnny’s highest charting single as a soloist, “Please Talk To My Heart”(Top 15), occurred while recording for United Artists in 1963.   He’s appeared on the Louisiana Hayride, Big D Jamboree, The Grand Ole Opry, The Wilburn Brothers Show and  TNN’s Nashville Now  to name a few. In fact, ‘Country’ Johnny Mathis was a regular performer on the Louisiana Hayride through much of the 50’s.  

As a songwriter, Country Johnny Mathis has had songs recorded by George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Paycheck, Charlie Pride, Johnny Horton, Jimmy Dean, George Hamilton IV, Freddy Fender, Webb Pierce, The Whites, Elvis Costello and many, many others. Seven (7) Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees and two (2) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees have recorded his music. Johnny Mathis has been credited with writing over 400 songs. Johnny also fell into the story of many Nashville songwriters of those days as he would often sell his share of his rights to songs he had written, most still bare his name. His song accolades further include gold records, Country radio hits and  BMI airplay performance awards. There has been a revival of Mathis songs in recent years with cuts by Jim Louderdale, Kenny and Amanda Smith Band and Brad Davis.

Country Johnny Mathis spent most of his time during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s writing and singing Gospel music and spending time with his family. In 1999 Johnny suffered a massive stroke that left him incapacitated. More information regarding Johnny is available at .

Visitation and funeral arrangements are being conducted by Lawrence Brothers Funeral Home of Chapel Hill, TN ( Johnny is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kayla Michelle. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeannie Mathis, one daughter, Sherie Craver of Marshall, TX, 3 sons, John Jr, Bill and James, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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Mansion Publishing Hosts Songwriter Gathering

Written by SGN Scoops on July 20, 2011 – 10:54 am -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) July 20th, 2011 – Mansion Publishing hosted a gathering of its songwriters and publishing partners July 14th at its Franklin, TN offices.  Mansion Entertainment added a publishing department to its array of company divisions in the past year and recently invited their network of songwriters and music publishing partners to gather and share its vision and goals for its immediate and long-term future in Southern Gospel Music. Director of Publishing John Mathis stated, “We simply want to create a family of writers that take their passion and love for The Gospel and combine it with their passion and love for crafting songs that encourage, uplift and edify those who may hear them.” Mansion’s BMI publishing catalog, Eaglestreet Press, is currently celebrating its first Southern Gospel Top 20 charting song with “Don’t That Sound Like Heaven”, a joint publishing venture with Songs of Peaceful Valley/BMI (Larry Strickland). The success of this single also marks Palmetto States’ return to top of the Southern Gospel charts and notes the success of what has been termed as the “New PSQ”.  You can find more information regarding Mansion Entertainment by visiting or by following them on Facebook

(Pictured: Back row L to R. Bill Traylor, John Mathis, Kent Holland, David Bryan, John Lemonis, Brian Monehan. Front row L to R. Angela Monehan, Roz Merchant, Angela Thompson, Rhonda Frye, Michaela Lindsey)

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David Bryan Signs With Mansion Publishing

Written by SGN Scoops on July 18, 2011 – 11:40 am -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) July 18th, 2011 – Mansion Publishing has signed songwriter, David Bryan, to an exclusive songwriting agreement.  David Bryan is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and minister. David is the lead singer and founder of ‘Song of David’ and devotes a portion of his schedule to national and international evangelism, speaking in various meetings and revivals throughout North America and around the world. He and his wife Jodie Bryan, who also travels and sings with David, make their home in Nashville, TN along with their son Ezekiel. Also traveling part-time with Song of David are group members Gerry Slocumb (drummer/vocalist), Ashley Cook Mackey (vocalist) and Brian Beatty (vocalist).
 A brand new project by Song of David entitled ‘Modern Pioneers’ is currently being released nationally with David contributing five of the songs to the album. A debut single is being selected and will ship to Southern Gospel radio in the coming weeks.  You can find more information by visiting  or .

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