The Lewis Family Homeplace teamed with hundreds of fans each night for the Jeff & Sheri Easter Homecoming in Lincolnton, Ga.
Carl and Ruby Johnson of Augusta, Ga. attended all three days of the 5th annual Mother’s Day event.
“It’s been awesome,” she said. “Jeff & Sheri are so great and I just loved Lynda Randle and Little Roy.”
Fans traveled from throughout the country to gather at the historic site honoring the legacy of America’s First Family of Bluegrass Gospel music.
“It was a wonderful celebration of the Creator of the universe in praise of our Savior who continues to love and watch over us,” said Carolyn White of Charlotte, NC.
Lynda Randle, Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long Show, Karen Peck & New River, Lewis Tradition and Jason Crabb joined Jeff & Sheri Easter as they raised several thousand dollars for the Lewis Family Homeplace Restoration Fund.
“God brought some wonderful performers to share His message and His hope through their talents with all our friends who gathered at the homeplace,” said Jeff Easter.
In addition to the evening concerts Sheri hosted a women’s brunch featuring her personal devotion on peace on Saturday morning.
“I think it gave me a better understanding of what peace is really all about even in the troubled times and how you don’t need to worry your life away,” said Lisa Lane of Brunswick, Ga.
On Saturday, nearly 30 contestants performed contemporary, Southern, country and bluegrass gospel for a talent contest to win 10 hours of studio time produced by Jeff Easter. Three independent judges including the current Miss Macon, Georgia, decided the winner from among the performers.
The Griggs of Stanley, N.C. featuring Pete Grigg, Terry Grigg, Wayne Billings, Arnold Clayton and Zolia Clayton won the contest.
On Saturday night, Jason Crabb brought tremendous excitement to the homeplace with his upbeat and Spirit-filled show. Fans of all ages lined up to spend a few minutes with him after his performance.
“We’ve had a great time here every night,” said Deeann Bailey of Simpsonville, S.C.
As an added bonus James Easter of the Easter Brothers preached a Sunday morning worship service for attendees featuring music by Jeff & Sheri, James and special musical guest Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode,” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night.”
Two of the newest additions to the homeplace are a 1948 GMC Silverside bus under restoration similar to the first Lewis Family bus and for the convenience of attendees – new bathrooms.
“This year’s event was in God’s hands as he kept the rain in the area from the event and as He sent so many of his saints to help us prepare and volunteer as we welcomed those who came to support what we are doing at the homeplace,” Sheri said. “Hundreds walked through the home seeing the rooms where the Lewis Family grew up, the exhibits on their career and their experience of living here in Lincolnton.”
According to Sheri, plans are already underway for next year’s event.
“We are growing and pray that every year as we gather here, folks will only find greater blessings by making this event part of their annual plans,” she said.
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NASHVILLE, TN (February 28, 2013) – Today, Joseph Habedank, lead vocalist for The Perrys, in partnership with Christ Church in Nashville, TN, announced a benefit concert for Tracy Stuffle, who recently suffered a massive stroke. The evening, dubbed “We Need Each Other: A Benefit for Tracy Stuffle” will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:00 PM (doors open at 5 PM) at Christ Church in Nashville, TN and will feature a lineup of stellar musical artists.
Tracy Stuffle – beloved bass vocalist and group owner/manager of the Perrys – has been in critical condition at a Nashville area hospital since suffering a massive stroke on January 21, 2013 while driving his vehicle in downtown Nashville, TN. All proceeds from this concert will go toward medical expenses for Tracy Stuffle.
Joining hosts Jason Crabb and Joseph Habedank will be the Oak Ridge Boys, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Dailey & Vincent, The Hoppers, Mark Lowry, the Collingsworth Family, the Booth Brothers, The Isaacs, Gold City, The Bowlings, Karen Peck & New River and a special appearance by The Perrys.
“Tracy & Libbi Stuffle hired me when I was 17 years old. They gave me a chance when no one else would,” states Habedank. “For over 10 years, they have invested into my life and considering I have practically grown up on their bus, they’re like family to me. When this tragic event happened, I immediately called upon the friends of Tracy & Libbi to begin organizing this evening. I am asking everyone who loves Tracy & Libbi to support this evening.”
For more information and to purchase tickets for this evening, vist TracyStuffleBenefit.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Christ Church in Nashville, TN or College Heights Baptist Church in Gallatin, TN.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (January 21, 2013) – The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the nominees for the 2013 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. As in years past, the nominees were chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com and select media representatives. Starting on February 1, 2013, the fans will get a chance to vote for their favorites in certain categories.
“We are so excited about this year’s awards program,” mentioned Deon Unthank, President/CEO of AbsolutelyGospel.com. “Our site has seen such tremendous growth over the last two years, and we cannot wait to produce another awards show. Each year, things just get bigger and better, and this year’s show will be no different!”
Chris D. Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com said, “We applaud our staff and those other media representatives who voted for thinking outside of the box this year and really embracing what our awards program is all about. These nominations really represent the best of last year, and we can tell that our staff and the other voters really took this year’s nominations process seriously.”
As far as nominations go, Southern Gospel favorites The Perrys landed a stellar nine nominations this year, more than any other artist. The group earned nods for Song of the Year and Traditional Song of the Year (for “Blue Skies Coming”), Album of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year (for Through the Night), Mixed Group of the Year, and Special Event Project of the Year (for the Celebrate Me Home DVD release). In addition, reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Libbi Stuffle earned her third consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year nomination. Speaking of consecutive nominations, The Perrys’ lead vocalist/songwriter Joseph Habedank claimed his fifth consecutive nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year and sixth nod for Songwriter of the Year (Artist) (after winning the award in 2011).
Last year’s big winner The Isaacs and reigning Female Group of the Year Sisters followed behind The Perrys with an impressive eight nominations each. Sisters earned their very first nod for 2013
Pacesetter, the awards’ most prestigious honor, this year. The Isaacs’ Ben Isaacs also landed a 2013 Pacesetter nomination for his production work in 2012.
Following behind those artists was Karen Peck & New River with seven nods. In addition, Karen Peck’s solo record How You Walk the Miles earned an Album of the Year mention. Brian Free & Assurance, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Booth Brothers all landed six nominations. Three artists received five nominations – Tribute Quartet, Collingsworth Family, and Jeff & Sheri Easter.
Triumphant Quartet and Three Bridges both earned four nominations, while several artists received triple mentions, including The Talleys, Canton Junction, Gaither Vocal Band, The Hoppers, Michael English, and The Nelons. Soul’d Out Quartet, Greater Vision, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Beyond the Ashes, the Bowling Family, The Browders, The Williamsons, and Guy Penrod were each nominated for two awards. Read more »
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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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LEBANON, MO. – For the second straight year, The Collingsworth Family will be one of the headliners at the 44th Annual Brumley Gospel Sing Aug. 1-4, at the state-of-the-art Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, located at 500 East Elm Street.
The Collingsworth Family returns to Lebanon for the 2012 Brumley Gospel Sing
The Collingsworth Family returns to the Brumley Gospel Sing for two performances on Thursday (Aug. 2) – one morning show at 10 a.m. and an afternoon matinee at 1 p.m. This family group tours and performs together throughout the country as well as internationally. Excitement, family emphasis and musical excellence are what you can expect when this group of talented, southern gospel artists steps out onto the stage. The Collingsworth Family is a favorite among southern gospel music lovers, as evidenced by ten Top 40 gospel hits, including Fear Not Tomorrow, Bottom of the Barrel and I Know. This popular group has also won four Ovation Awards for gospel music excellence.
“The response to The Collingsworth Family was so great last year, we had to schedule two shows this year to meet the demand,” said Duane Garren, director of marketing and promotion for Brumley Music. “If you like gospel music, their show is really a must-see. They’re all extremely talented and they’ve got a nine-foot grand piano on stage that just adds to the sound of the show. They’re truly one of the most inspirational gospel acts in the business.”
GRAMMY winners Triumphant Quartet will perform at this year’s Brumley Gospel Sing in Lebanon
More than 30 different acts will be featured at the Brumley Gospel Sing this year. This four-day southern gospel music festival will present nationally known groups like GRAMMY nominated Triumphant Quartet. This southern gospel quartet was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2009 for best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album and has been named the Singing News’ Favorite Male Quartet of the Year for the past three years. Some of the other acclaimed artists to be featured at the Gospel Sing are The Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, Greater Vision, Kingsmen and many more. A complete line-up of performers and times of performances is available at www.BrumleyMusic.com.
Reserved seats for children and adults are available in a four-night package for $75 per person; matinee show tickets are not included in the cost of this package. Tickets to morning and/or matinee performances can be purchased separately for $17 per person. General admission adult seats for evening performances are $17 for one night, $30 for two nights, $40 for three nights or $50 for all four nights. General admission tickets for children ages 6-12 (matinee or evening performances) are $5 per child. And, children age five and under are admitted free with the purchase of an adult admission. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $3.00 more than advance ticket purchases. Bus tours and church groups are encouraged to call 800-435-3725 to order tickets and to inquire about discounts that are available to groups of 20 or more people. The general public can also call for more information about the Brumley Gospel Sing or visit www.BrumleyMusic.com.
“The excitement throughout Lebanon is starting to build already for this year’s event,” said Lebanon’s Director of Tourism Judy Fortner. “It’s an honor to welcome the Brumley Gospel Sing back to our city. It takes a lot of Lebanon folks to roll out the welcome mat for all our guests who will be here for this annual festival, because we want to do it right. From our friendly people that work in our restaurants and hotels to the friendly people who will help welcome festival attendees to the Cowan Civic Center, everyone is gearing up for this event. We take our hosting responsibilities seriously, like directing people to parking spaces, escorting them to their seats or giving directions to the concession stands – everything we do will add to a great festival experience. Even the smallest details matter.”
Known as the “Granddaddy of All Gospel Sings” the Brumley Gospel Sing is a four-day event honoring the late Albert E. Brumley, a world-renowned gospel songwriter and the author of the legendary songs I’ll Fly Away, Turn Your Radio On and He Set Me Free. Organizers predict that attendance at the scheduled performances throughout the Gospel Sing will total more than 30,000.
According to Fortner, an on-site survey taken at the festival last year indicated that a large percentage of the audience members were repeat visitors from out-of-town who attend this event year after year. “Our goal is to show these loyal Brumley Gospel Sing fans a good time, every time,” she added.
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“Once again, we are so excited about bringing in some of the biggest artists in our industry to the area for a weeklong festival of Gospel music! Every year we get more and more artists who ask to be a part of the Music Fest, and this year is no different! We know that everyone is going to love the talent line up we have this year!”
This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 16, 2012 through Friday, July 20, 2012. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public.
Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Music Fest include Gold City, Karen Peck & New River, Buddy Jewell, The Bowling Family, Tribute Quartet, Three Bridges, HisSong, Adam Crabb, Wilburn & Wilburn, Beyond the Ashes, Eighth Day, John’s Call, The Hemphills, Freedom, Southern Sound, Crystal River, Sharron Kay King, Mark 209, Tim Hill, The Beelers, Jim Sheldon, Jeff & Sue Duffield, and Sunday Edition.
The artist listing is subject to change without notice.
As in years past, this year’s convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night.
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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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