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Remembering the Little Giant – Bigger than Life – Ernie Phillips

Written by Staff on December 10, 2018 – 3:03 pm -

Kingsmen with Ernie Phillips and Squire Parsons

Kingsmen with Ernie Phillips and Squire Parsons

Ernie Phillips was the son of the late Vernon and Pauline Phillips of Cool Ridge, West Virginia. A 1968 graduate of Shady Spring High School, he received the “Citizen of the Year” award. He also received a scholarship to Beckley College, where he received an A. B. A. Degree in Business Administration. Phillips later attended the Electronic Computer Programming Institute in Charleston, West Virginia, where he received a Certificate of Achievement.

Ernie Phillips accepted Christ at an early age and he loved the Lord. His love of family, church, and Southern gospel music ministry, was only matched by his love and dedication to country. He was one of the good guys. You could tell by his walk and talk he knew his daily path was ordered and rooted in his faith.

Ernie Phillips

Ernie Phillips

Phillips served in the military from 1970 to 1973 in the United States Army. He was stationed in South Carolina, Georgia, and Baumholder, Germany. While in Germany, he worked as a Missile Repair Parts Specialist and Radio Relay Technician, which resulted in an Army Commendation Medal for working two jobs at the same time. After military service, Phillips worked at the V.A. Medical Center in Beckley, West Virginia, as a Supply Specialist and Warehouseman.

Kingsmen on stage with Ernie Phillips

Kingsmen on stage with Ernie Phillips

Upon his return from military service, this tenor’s love of Southern gospel quartet music began to grow even more. Phillips sang with several local church groups from Beckley for a period of five years. He joined a popular gospel quartet, The Crossmen, from Beckley, in 1975, and sang tenor with them on weekends for two years.

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Little Ernie Phillips passes away

Written by Staff on November 29, 2018 – 9:03 am -

Kingsmen with Ernie Phillips

Kingsmen with Ernie Phillips

Little Ernie Phillips, tenor for many years with the Kingsmen, man who helped to create their iconic quartet sound, has passed away.

Ernie Phillips

Ernie Phillips

Mark Trammell, part of the Kingsmen Quartet during Phillips’ tenure, had this to say on his Facebook page this morning:

Mark Trammell

Mark Trammell. Photo by Jessica Trammell Photography

Woke up to a message from Eric Dean Phillips that his Dad, Ernie Phillips had slipped thru the pearly gates early this morning. SO much I could say about Ernie. He was one of the greatest encouragers in my life. 40 years ago last month, I joined the Kingsmen. He allowed me to live with he and his family the first month until my wedding. Ernie was my friend and protector. ..Couldn’t help but think of the song Ernie, Wayne Maynard, myself, and Ray Dean Reese recorded years ago. “At Sunrise, I’m Going Home.” Glad you made it home Ernie! We’ll see you soon! (Read Mark’s entire post here.)

All of our sympathies and prayers go to the family and friends of Ernie Phillips.


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Bill Bailey’s Thanksgiving Gospel Music Spectacular featuring Kingsmen, Gold City, McKameys, Perrys, comes to Vidalia, Georgia on Nov. 24

Written by Staff on November 13, 2018 – 8:53 am -

Bill Bailey's Thanksgiving Gospel Music Spectacular featuring Kingsmen, Gold City, McKameys, Perrys, comes to Vidalia, Georgia on Nov. 24

Bill Bailey’s Thanksgiving Gospel Music Spectacular featuring Kingsmen, Gold City, McKameys, Perrys, comes to Vidalia, Georgia on Nov. 24

Bill Bailey’s Thanksgiving Gospel Music Spectacular comes to the Southeast Technical College in Vidalia, Georgia, on Sat., Nov. 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Bill Bailey's Thanksgiving Gospel Music Spectacular featuring Kingsmen, Gold City, McKameys, Perrys, comes to Vidalia, Georgia on Nov. 24

Kingsmen

Featured in concert will be the KINGSMEN, GOLD CITY, McKAMEYS, and the PERRYS.  

Bill Bailey's Thanksgiving Gospel Music Spectacular featuring Kingsmen, Gold City, McKameys, Perrys, comes to Vidalia, Georgia on Nov. 24

Gold City

This year’s concert will be extra special because the McKameys have announced their retirement in 2019, which means this will be one of the last times they appear in south/central Georgia.

            
Bill Bailey's Thanksgiving Gospel Music Spectacular featuring Kingsmen, Gold City, McKameys, Perrys, comes to Vidalia, Georgia on Nov. 24

McKameys

No tickets are required for admission.

Bill Bailey's Thanksgiving Gospel Music Spectacular featuring Kingsmen, Gold City, McKameys, Perrys, comes to Vidalia, Georgia on Nov. 24

Perrys

A $15 donation per person will be requested at the door for the concert, and a love offering received during the concert for FCC Ministries.

Doors open at 5pm, and all seating is general admission.
Southeast Technical College is located at 3001 East First Street(Hwy 280) in Vidalia.
For more information, call (941) 756-6942.

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AB Gospel Agency Reaches Agreement with Bob Sellers

Written by Staff on October 22, 2018 – 8:45 pm -

AB Gospel Agency Reaches Agreement with Bob Sellers

AB Gospel Agency Reaches Agreement with Bob Sellers

AB Gospel Agency is thrilled to announce the addition of Southern gospel soloist, Bob Sellers, to its excellent roster of dynamic artists.

Sellers most recently traveled with Dove Award winning, Grammy nominated, Hall of Fame Members, the Kingsmen Quartet, from the years of 2011 to 2018, singing lead vocals. He now travels the country as a soloist sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through word and song, and is also a member of the Old Time Preachers Quartet of Nashville, Tenn.
Andrew Brunet, owner of AB Gospel Agency, expresses the company’s excitement over their non-exclusive agreement with Sellers; “What a delight to be able to work with an artist of great anointing and talent such as Bob Sellers. He is an awesome vocalist who has a passion to share the message of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world in which we live today. One thing you will notice about Bob is his love for the Lord and passion for winning the lost.”

Bob Sellers Joins Old Time Preachers Quartet

Bob Sellers

For more information about Bob Sellers and his ministry, you may visit his website at www.BobSellersMinistries.com.

For booking inquiries, you may reach Andrew Brunet at (803) 374-4069 or by email at abgospelagency@gmail.com.

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SGNScoops’ Wacky Wednesday talks about Facebook, hobbies and writers

Written by Staff on September 19, 2018 – 2:43 pm -

Wacky Wednesday title

It’s Wacky Wednesday time!

SGNScoops’ Wacky Wednesday with gospel artists returns this month with some interesting questions for our panel. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers.

Clayton Inman

Clayton Inman of Triumphant

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…

Today we hear responses from Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band, Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision, Wendy Hayes of the Mylon Hayes family, Corey Pearson of the Diplomats, Bob Sellers of the Old Time Preachers Quartet (formerly of the Kingsmen), Pat Barker of the Guardians, Clayton Inman of Triumphant, and Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour.

Jaquita Lindsey

Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour

We are giving them four questions: Favorite hobby you never have time to do; first post showing on your Facebook news feed; favorite devotional author; and favorite songwriter any genre.

Are you ready? Here we go. In no particular order…

Josh Jordan: 1. How is a it a hobby if you never get to do it? My fav hobby is fishing with my family. 2. Randa Jordan (little heart image). 3. I’ve never read a book all the way through. I’d rather go fishing. 4. (King) David, his Psalms are off the charts.

Bob Sellers Joins Old Time Preachers Quartet

Bob Sellers

Gerald Wolfe: 1. Drive through the mountains. 2. Right now, it’s happy birthday to Kimberley Allman (Chris’ wife). 3. Oswald Chambers. 4. Fanny J. Crosby.

Wendy Hayes: 1. Scrapbooking. 2. It is one from the last couple of days, where our family sang and we had so many precious kids come that love gospel music. 3. Priscilla Shirer. 4. Rebecca Peck.

Corey Pearson: 1. Fish and ride four wheelers. 2. Today it was something about the government, so I probably over looked it. 3. That’s a hard one. Most anything by Dr. Johnny Hunt. 4. Dianne Wilkinson, Sonya and Becky of the Isaacs, and Chris Tomlin.

Wendy and Mylon Hayes

Wendy and Mylon Hayes

Bob Sellers: 1. Fish, hunt, camp. Anything outdoors. 2. Lee and Rebekah Mitchell in photos with some group called Gold City. 3. Gary Larson (Far Side). 4. Merle Haggard.

Pat Barker: 1. Sleep. 2. I only do mySpace. 3. Holy Spirit. 4. Dottie Rambo.

Clayton Inman: 1. Golf. 2. A picture post. 3. Max Lucado. 4. Scotty Inman.

Jordan Family Band

Josh Jordan with the Jordan Family Band

Jaquita Lindsey: 1. Be crafty, paint. 2. I don’t ever look at any news. 3. Jentezen Franklin.  4. Jonathan Cain.

Were any of these answers surprising to you? Let us know if you liked this week’s Wacky Wednesday feature and tell us what you would ask your favorite artist.

Pat Barker

Pat Barker

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Corey Pearson of the Diplomats

Corey Pearson of the Diplomats

Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision

Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision

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Kingsmen Announce Baritone Vocalist

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 30, 2018 – 12:05 pm -

Kingsmen Announce Baritone Vocalist

Kingsmen Announce Baritone Vocalist

Asheville, NC – Ray Dean Reese of The Kingsmen announces the addition of new baritone vocalist, Alan Kendall. The position was previously occupied for twelve years by Randy Crawford, who announced that he would be coming off the road in a full-time capacity following recent health issues and physician’s advisement.

As Kendall joins the legendary quartet, he brings with him a decade of quartet-singing experience. Having begun his career with another Southern Gospel Hall of Famer, Gerald Williams and the Melody Boys Quartet, he has recently divided his schedule between a solo ministry and Bristol, Tennessee-based quartet, Jordan’s Bridge.

Alan shares, “For over a year now, God has impressed upon my wife, Savannah and I a calling for me to return to music ministry in a full-time capacity. Savannah’s encouragement has always propelled me forward when I had no faith in myself. With that said, God opening the door to join The Kingsmen has exceeded my wildest dreams! What an honor to join with Ray and Brandon Reese, Chris Jenkins and new lead vocalist Chris Bryant in furthering the legacy of one of our music’s greatest names. I am so excited about this new season. I also wish to thank all of the men and families of Jordan’s Bridge for their lasting friendships, and for some of the happiest days of my music career.”

Ray Reese states, “We are very excited in the additions of both Alan and Chris as new members of The Kingsmen. I would also like to thank each individual who expressed interest in filling both the lead and baritone positions of The Kingsmen. There were many exceptional singers that devoted their time, energy, and talents to provide us with quality candidates to choose from. I ask everyone to continue to pray for The Kingsmen as we move forward in the future season of ministry.”

Alan resides in Hiawassee, Georgia, with his wife of eight years, Savannah, and their two daughters, Evalee and Isabelle. Your opportunity to see Alan with The Kingsmen, begins immediately and he hopes to meet more Kingsmen fans and friends at the National Quartet Convention in September.


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Ray Reese is On the Couch with Fouch

Written by Staff on July 1, 2018 – 2:08 pm -

The Kingsmen Quartet Announce Departure Of Chris Jenkins

The Kingsmen Quartet with Ray Reese

Ray Reese is interviewed by Matt Fouch on this latest episode of On the Couch with Fouch

When you think of male quartets in Southern gospel music, for several decades, one name always comes to mind and that name is the Kingsmen Quartet.

Kingsmen with Ray Reese

Kingsmen with Ray Reese

This month I have the privilege to share my interview with their bass singer, Ray Reese. Ray has been the bass singer for the Kingsmen for over 50 years!. That is an amazing accomplishment.

Legacy Five’s Matt Fouch releases “Born and Raised”

Legacy Five’s Matt Fouch

In this episode you will hear some amazing history on the Kingsmen and get to know Ray a little more personally.

Sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this interview with the Dean of bass singer, Ray Dean Reese.

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Wacky Wednesday writers talk to Wendy Hayes, Gerald Wolfe, more

Written by Staff on May 30, 2018 – 12:33 pm -

Wacky Wednesday titleWacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists returns this month with some interesting questions for our panel. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers.

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…

Today we hear responses from Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band, Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision,

Mylon and Wendy Hayes

Mylon and Wendy Hayes

Wendy Hayes of the Mylon Hayes family, Corey Pearson of the Diplomats, Bob Sellers (formerly of the Kingsmen), Pat Barker of the Guardians, Clayton Inman of Triumphant, Josh Townsend of Legacy Five, and Jaquita

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

Guardians with Pat Barker

Lindsey of 11th Hour.

First question for today is: What was your favorite subject in school?

 

Ladies first…

Jaquita Lindsey: Choir

Wendy Hayes: History

Now the Gentlemen…

Josh Jordan:  Math

Gerald Wolfe:  English

Corey Pearson: Today it was something about the government, so I probably overlooked it (Corey, we really don’t know what you meant by this…)

Bob Sellers: English

Bob Sellers

Bob Sellers

Pat Barker: Lunch

Clayton Inman: P.E. 🙂 (Physical Eduction)

Josh Townsend: History

Today we have a second question is: What book have you read more than once?

Jaquita Lindsey: Only the Bible

Wendy Hayes: The Bible

Josh Jordan: I’ve never read a book all the way through.I’d rather go fishing.

Gerald Wolfe: How to listen to God, by Dr. Charles Stanley.

Corey Pearson: The Bible and Huckleberry Finn.

Bob Sellers: Where the Red Fern Grows

Pat Barker: Slave, by John MacArthur

Clayton Inman: The Go Giver

Josh Townsend: Never read a book more than once, lol

Were any of these answers surprising to you? Let us know if you liked this week’s Wacky feature and tell us what you would ask your favorite artist!

Stay tuned next time for another Wacky Wednesday!

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Jaquita Lindsey

Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour

Legacy Five with Josh Townsend

Legacy Five with Josh Townsend

The Jordan Family Band features, from left, Josh Jordan, Randa Jordan, Hutch Jordan, Grant Jordan, Keenan Atkinson and Alex Jordan. 'Reach' will be available from Skyland Records on July 13.

The Jordan Family Band features, from left, Josh Jordan, Randa Jordan, Hutch Jordan, Grant Jordan, Keenan Atkinson and Alex Jordan. ‘Reach’ will be available from Skyland Records on July 13.

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Gospel music’s Wacky Wednesday asks another deep, mind-blowing question

Written by Staff on May 9, 2018 – 1:26 pm -

Wacky Wednesday titleWacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists is back with another question. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers, and to all of you for your overwhelming response to the return of Wacky Wednesday!

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…

Today we hear responses from Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band, Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision,

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman of Triumphant. (Craig Harris)

Wendy Hayes of the Mylon Hayes family, Corey Pearson of the Diplomats, Bob Sellers, Pat Barker of the Guardians, Clayton Inman of Triumphant, Josh Townsend of Legacy Five, and

Legacy Five with Josh Townsend

Legacy Five with Josh Townsend

Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour.

This week’s question is: who is your favorite Gospel Music Artist?

We will let the men go first this time:

Josh Jordan: Tough question. I find myself listening to the Cathedrals with Danny Funderburk in the lineup. Also, the original Hinsons. But I have several current groups I enjoy.

Gerald Wolfe: The Happy Goodman Family. They always had great songs, and they were exciting to watch.

Corey Pearson of the Diplomats

Corey Pearson of the Diplomats

Corey Pearson: Growing up, I listened to the Kingsmen and Gold City. Loved the bands and loved Big Jim Hamill.

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

Bob Sellers: Kingsmen.

Josh Townsend: The Collingsworth Family; love the tight family harmony.

Pat Barker: The Guardians. They pay me to say that

Clayton Inman: The Hinsons; I love the electricity they brought to a stage.

 

Let’s hear from the ladies…

Jaquita Lindsey: I have so many friends that sing that’s hard for me to choose.

Wendy Hayes: The Whisnants and Greater Vision. They both have been close friends of our family for many years and we love their ministries.

 

Were these answers what you expected? The artists list some great groups in Gospel music, past and present. Maybe some of their favorite’s style or vocal inflections have rubbed off on them…we will let you decide.

Wendy Hayes

Wendy Hayes

Stay tuned next time for another Wacky Wednesday, when we will ask the question everyone wants to know: what color are your socks? (Is this the actual question that has been asked? Stay tuned…)

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Jaquita Lindsey

Jaquita Lindsey

Jordan Family Band

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SGNScoops’ Wacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists Returns!

Written by Staff on May 2, 2018 – 7:46 am -

Wacky Wednesday titleBecause we had so many requests for the return of this popular segment, Wacky Wednesday with Gospel Artists has now returned. Special thanks to our friend Jantina de Haan for collecting all of these great answers.

As you know, Wacky Wednesday features questions that you might not find in regular artist interviews and answers that you might not see printed anywhere else…

Today we hear responses from Josh Jordan of the Jordan Family Band, Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision,

Mylon and Wendy Hayes

Mylon and Wendy Hayes

(Pictured L-R) Greg Bentley, (Crossroads), Jaquita Lindsey, (11th Hour), Jim Stover, (Crossroads), Amber Eppinette, (11th Hour), Grant Gibson, (11th Hour), Jeff Collins, (Crossroads)

(Pictured L-R)
Greg Bentley, (Crossroads), Jaquita Lindsey, (11th Hour), Jim Stover, (Crossroads), Amber Eppinette, (11th Hour), Grant Gibson, (11th Hour), Jeff Collins, (Crossroads)

Wendy Hayes of the Mylon Hayes family, Corey Pearson of the Diplomats, Bob Sellers (formerly of the Kingsmen), Pat Barker of the Guardians, Clayton Inman of Triumphant, and Jaquita

Gerald Wolfe-Greater Vision

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Jordan Family Band on the cover of January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Guardians with Pat Barker

Lindsey of 11th Hour.

We start off our series with an easy question: What is your favorite type of coffee?

Ladies first…

Jaquita Lindsey: Pike Place coffee

Wendy Hayes: Vanilla Bean Frappe

Now the Gentlemen…

Josh Jordan:  I drink absolutely NO coffee!

Gerald Wolfe: Skinny Peppermint Mocha, extra hot

Corey Pearson: Straight black coffee because I can’t pronounce any of the other drinks

Bob Sellers: White chocolate mocha, hot, grand triple shot

Bob Sellers

Bob Sellers

Pat Barker: Cinnamon hazelnut almond milk macchiato

Clayton Inman: Tall Pike Place

What do these answers reveal about the artists’ personalities? We will let you decide. But we do know one thing… a certain coffee shop serves these artists well. Maybe a sponsorship should be considered?

Stay tuned next time for another Wacky Wednesday!

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"FALL INTO SUNDAY CHURCH" Gospel Series features Triumphant, Adam Crabb, more

Triumphant

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