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Twitter News of the Day!

Written by scoopsnews on April 11, 2016 – 8:58 am -

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Landon Beene has the Tweet of the Day… He actually posted it 13 hrs ago but Wow , just Wow! Hands down, Tweet of the day and having church wins!


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Congrats TaRanda and Landon

Written by scoopsnews on March 1, 2016 – 9:17 am -

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Congratulations to TaRanda and Landon on your wedding day from SGN Scoops!

May God richly bless your journey together.


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IMC Management Announces Plans For 2015 Christmas Jubilee Tour 

Written by Staff on August 20, 2015 – 1:52 pm -

Jubilee Christmas 2015

Jubilee Christmas 2015

Johnson City, TN – Following three straight years of tremendous success, IMC Management has announced plans for the 2015 Christmas Jubilee Tour. The Jubilee Tour features three of Southern Gospel Music’s most recognized artists, The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. The 2015 Christmas Jubilee Tour will begin November 30 and feature 15 concerts, with stops for the first time is such Canadian provinces as Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. It has been two years since the Jubilee Christmas Tour made stops along the West Coast, and this year the event will return to Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California.

What began as a light-hearted lunch conversation between three friends, has become one of the most popular concert tours in Gospel Music. Managed and promoted exclusively by IMC Management, The Jubilee Tour brings three of the most popular names in Southern Gospel Music together for a unique and unforgettable concert experience. The event has proven to be very popular in cities across the North America, with sell-out concert attendance in numerous cities in recent years.
The evening allows each group to be featured during the first half of the program, then the second half brings the three groups together for a Jubilee spectacular filled with Christmas classics.  The unscripted and spontaneous format is both entertaining and inspirational, providing audiences with a most enjoyable, must-see evening.
The Jubilee Christmas Tour concerts feature material from the multiple Christmas Jubilee recordings and have delighted crowds throughout the Holiday season. Since that first year in 2012 when the Tour first kicked off, The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five have been uniting to bring Christmas cheer to Gospel music lovers throughout North America. This year promises to bring more Holiday cheer.
“We are very excited to take the Christmas Jubilee Tour into new territories and  back to the West Coast,” IMC President Landon Beene states. “In 2013, the Tour enjoyed multiple sold out events, which was a first for Southern Gospel Music in nearly a decade, so we know Gospel Music lovers on the West Coast will be excited that the Christmas Jubilee Tour is returning.”
IMC will partner with successful Canadian promoters, Wayne Dyck, Bill Griffin and Don Miller to bring the Christmas Jubilee Tour to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia for the very first time.  “Western Canada’s Gospel Music fans are enjoying the growth of Quartet style, harmony driven music often referred to as Southern Gospel,” Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration, Inc President, Wayne Dyck, states. “Blooming Canadian groups and fans are encouraging full-time Gospel groups to come to Canada with their music, and we are delighted to play a part in bringing this very powerful Christmas presentation, featuring solid, traditional Christmas centered music to Western Canada. A full production presentation brings the rich meaning of Christmas with lighter moments and powerful traditional music, which is absolutely what this season of the year is all about. We are blessed and delighted to have this meaningful Christmas concert series come our way to give the Christmas season a strong presence in the Christians’ calendar.”
The Western Canadian Jubilee Christmas Tour will be featured on December 1 in Winnipeg, MB, December 2 in Regina SK, December 3 in Saskatoon SK, December 4in Edmonton, AB, December 5 in Calgary, AB and December 9 in Chilliwack, BC.
Tickets will go on sale for all US Dates beginning September 14, with a exclusive pre-sale to IMC and artists email subscribers on August 27.  Canadian dates are ON SALE NOW! Additional information, including the complete 2015 Christmas Jubilee Tour schedule is available at http://www.imcconcerts.com/tour.php?id=111
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Jubilee Artists Look Forward To Christmas and 2015  

Written by Staff on December 19, 2014 – 12:28 pm -

IMG_2056-1024x768The Jubilee artists were recently in Ontario, Canada to present a Jubilee Christmas and SGM Radio caught up with them to talk about everyone’s favorite, Christmas vacation.

[Editor’s note: See below for link to the Jubilee Christmas concert review.]

 

IMG_2039-300x225IMC Concerts and Greater Vision, Booth Brothers and Legacy Five bring the Jubilee series to many States throughout the year, as well as performing a special Christmas series in December. Gerald Wolfe who does most of the emcee work for the Jubilee presentation, is looking forward to having some time off from the stage work. “By the time I get home, our house will be in full Christmas mode, probably have a half-dozen trees up. We go out and run around, look at lights, go to the mall, eat, do what everybody else does. Then right after Christmas week, we get right back on the road. I’m looking forward to it though, I’m looking forward to putting my feet up!”

 

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Chris Allman

Wolfe is not the only one looking for a bit of rest. Fellow Greater Vision singer, Chris Allman says, “I look forward to relaxing, but that usually doesn’t happen. Because we are out here so much, when I get home there is a lot that my wife wants me to do. Then I will be just hanging out with the family. I always take my wife and my two daughters who still live at home (my two sons are married), to a city like Atlanta or Cincinnati and we shop for a couple of days. We like to go to big cities to get away. So when I’m away, I’m on the road, and when I get back home, I’m on the road! But it’s just different when you are with your family.” Allman adds, “And this year of course my grandkids are going to be with us. My two grandbabies are going to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with us. So Santa is going to come to see them at our house, so that’s going to be fun.”

 

Rodney Griffin is looking for to a couple of celebrations once he gets off the Greater Vision bus. “I’m looking forward to seeing my wife and two daughters. The day after we get home is my wife’s and my 20th anniversary. So that will be a fun day. I’ve got her a gift kind of hidden away. I hope she doesn’t find it!” (Note: Rodney told us where but we aren’t saying!) Griffin continues, “A couple of years ago we moved back to Kentucky where we are from. My mom and dad are there as well as my wife’s mom. I look forward to home cooking from my mom. She cooks as often as we will come over! We love that.”

 

IMG_2041-300x225Legacy Five’s Matt Fouch comments, “This Jubilee stretch is 12 days and last year was 17 days. So we got five days less this year, so that’s good. I look forward to doing what everyone else does at Christmas: spending time with the family, especially after having been gone for 12 days. I get to see my little boy and my wife. I look forward to just relaxing and getting to go see our extended family.” The other Legacy Five members may need some rest, but Scott Howard isn’t planning on going home to put his feet up; at least, not for his entire vacation. “We finish on the 15th in Chattanooga and I will get home the morning of the 16th. My family will already be out of town for our little Christmas get-together. My son and I will catch up with them in Texas. We are doing a big deer-hunt down in south Texas. We’ll get back home around Christmas Eve and spend a few days there and then start in on the New Year’s sing. It’s right around the corner…it’s amazing how quickly it’s gotten here.”

 

With the New Year swiftly approaching, we asked the guys about their New Year’s Resolutions. Trey Ivey intends to keep abstaining from soda pop, and Scott Fowler intends to stop making New Year’s Resolutions! Scott Howard says, “I’m not a good resolution maker because I’m not a good resolution keeper. I think my resolution will be to try to be healthier in 2015. I have discovered that the older I get, the faster my health deteriorates.” He laughs and continues, “So I think that is going to be a resolution of mine; to eat a little bit healthier, live a healthier lifestyle, work out a little bit more, try to be not quite so fat and happy as in 2014.” Howard smiles and says, “Well, I still want to be happy, just less of the fat and more of the happy!”

 

IMC’s Landon Beene comments, “I say ‘lose weight’ every year, but this year it needs to be a reality. And to find a nice balance of being at home and spending time with my babies, and doing more of what I love and less of what I don’t.” Matt Fouch remarks, “It’s too early! I still have a month or so before I have to decide that. We do a New Year’s Eve thing at the Opryland Hotel so I try to hold all of my resolutions off until after that because the food they have in the green room is awesome. So any type of diet or food resolutions, I try to hold off on until after that event.”

 

Gerald Wolfe

Gerald Wolfe

Gerald Wolfe is not a Resolution maker. “I don’t make them because I’m no good at keeping them. My New Year’s Resolution, this coming year, is to eat. That’s the only one I can keep!” Chris Allman says he wants to keep his weight off. Rodney Griffin comments, “I want to draw closer to the Lord. I want to read my Bible more intently. I try to read it through every year but I don’t want it to become mechanical. I want the Lord to speak to me next year, give me songs He wants me to write, to live for Him and be a blessing to someone.”

 

It seems that Michael Booth is also on a health-kick for his New Year’s Resolution. “It’s pretty much just my health, to exercise and have a little better diet. I’m 43 now and that is still young, but I’m feeling the miles more than I used to. And I can feel it in my voice too. If you want to sing well into your sixties, you need to be really careful and eat right. And you know, God says it’s a temple. I’ve ignored that because it’s hard to do on the road. This is the hardest part of the day [following the evening concert] because I’m starving, and we will soon be going to bed. If you eat wrong then you get acid reflux and all that stuff. It’s really challenging.”

 

Ronnie Booth is working on his spiritual health for the New Year. “Keep walking closer, staying more in the Word and being more obedient. True success in life is doing the will of God.”

 

IMG_2042-300x225We also asked some of the men what they foresee for the coming year and whether there were any changes ahead. Scott Fowler comments, “The older I get, the more I don’t like change. I hope there are no changes on the horizon. When things are going well, I like for them just to stay put. I’m hoping things will just stay as they are and life is good.” He says there won’t be a new Legacy Five release for a little while. “We are still kind of enjoying our latest recording which is Great Day, and we’ve had two radio singles off of that so far. We will start recording again in 2015, but nothing in the next couple of months.” Scott Howard echoes Fowler’s remarks when he says, “I don’t know of anything I would predict. There’s always change and the older I get, the less I like it. I don’t really plan for change but I’ve grown to kind of accept it. I don’t foresee anything changing. Our group will still be out doing our thing, unless the Lord tells us something different. I feel like we are doing what we are supposed to be doing now. I tell people all the time that it is subject to change. Sometimes God will steer you in a different direction, for whatever reason. I don’t foresee that, but I never know. So I just wait and see what happens.”

 

The Legacy Five men are looking forward to their New Year’s Concert and Fowler is also looking forward to his family’s New Year’s celebrations. “We usually spend New Years Eve at our event in Nashville, Tennessee. We have a three-day event at the Opryland Hotel. 12-million Christmas lights are up, 12 life-sized nativity scenes, and it’s just a lot of fun. When the hustle and bustle of that is over, we’ll have a delayed New Year’s party and celebration dinner at my in-laws. They are of Norwegian descent, so they have some Norwegian dishes they prepare for us, so it’s a lot of fun to taste that culture.”

 

Gerald Wolfe is looking forward to the New Year, though maybe not so much any of the inevitable alterations that life brings. “There’s always change. That’s the only certainty in life. We are releasing a new album in March, the first major one we’ve released in two years. Also, we are now getting into our 25th year, so all of 2015 will be leading up to our 25th anniversary. So we will do some special events along the way, we are giving away a cruise to the Caribbean, all kinds of special stuff like that!”

 

Matt Fouch

Matt Fouch

In 2015, Chris Allman is looking forward working on his personal projects and with Greater Vision. “There are different goals that I have. I enjoy producing. I’m producing a group right now called The Wrights from Kansas; we just did tracks with them. I’m very excited about what is happening there. They have a great CD that is going to be released next year. I’d like to produce some more groups and do several more of those during the year. So we’ll try to get that underway.” He continues, “We have a new project coming out in 2015; it’s already in the can as they would say. It’s already mixed and ready for release. It has some new songs I’ve written and some new ones that Rodney’s written.” Allman notes, “This past year was the busiest we have ever been. Ever, ever, ever. It’s good and bad. It’s good because there is a demand, and bad because it wears you out. You have to have a balance and this year we got close to crossing that balance. So we are getting pretty tired here at the end of the year. We are still enjoying it though.”

 

Rodney Griffin is looking a little closer to home for changes in the New Year. “The biggest news in the Griffin household for 2015 will be if we get a dog. We had two family dogs and both of them lived about 19 years, and we lost both of them this year. It was a tough ‘dog year’ at our house as both of them had lived the extent of their lives.”

 

IMG_2046-300x225Legacy Five’s Matt Fouch is excited about an unusual trip that they will be making in the fall. “In 2015, Legacy Five is going to Israel! We are doing a Holy Land trip and that is exciting and something new for me; I have not done that before. As you hear from other people who have gone there before, it’s one of those things that is an experience of a lifetime especially for Christians, because you get to see with your eyes and walk the places, physically, that you read about in the Bible. I am looking forward to that and I know most of the guys in the group are looking forward to it as well. We are going in October 2015, so I have a little time to wait, but that is one of the things I am most excited about in the New Year.”

 

Fouch says the unrest in the Middle East doesn’t worry him, when it comes to the Israel trip and personal safety. “Scott went there with Dr. Charles Stanley and In Touch, as well as Greater Vision. Scott wanted to check it out and he was there when the fighting was at its peak. He said that he never heard anything, or saw anything, because it was taking place in a different part of the country. He said that with all the different religions of the people that lived in that area, everyone was peaceful. I think it’s a thing where everyone understands that this is a tourist area, so they stay away from it. Scott said there were no problems, no issues with security, so we are not really concerned about that at all.”

 

A Social Media interview guru; Matt plans to continue his On The Couch With Fouch in 2015. “I love doing it. For those who are reading, one of the really unique things about the interview series is that the audience gets to ask the questions! It’s Social Media driven. So if you are reading this, you are probably on the Internet, or on Facebook. I read a statistic that about 70 or 80% of Americans have a Facebook account. So I put out there whom I am interviewing and you guys get to tell me the questions. I ask the questions you guys want me to ask. That’s what makes it so unique. So if you want to follow me on Facebook, you can go to Matthew Fouch – Bass Singer, or if you are on Twitter you can follow me @L5bass. When I do have upcoming interviews you guys can let me know what you want to know!”

 

Ronnie Booth

Ronnie Booth

With a big smile, Fouch adds: “I love Legacy Five, I love being here, and everything is going wonderfully. I’ve been here for over two years now. September 2012 was my first date with the group. It fit like a glove from the beginning. They made me feel very comfortable. I guess they don’t have a problem with me because they haven’t run me off yet!”

 

We hope you have enjoyed these insights into the lives and hearts of the men from the Jubilee series and Jubilee Christmas. To read the concert review on Jubilee Christmas, visit http://www.sgnscoops.com/2014/12/11/jubilee-christmas/

For more information on the following groups, visit their websites:

IMC Concerts   http://www.imcconcerts.com/

Greater Vision   http://www.greatervisionmusic.com/

Booth Brothers   http://boothbrothers.com/

Legacy Five   http://www.legacyfive.com/

Find them on Facebook and Twitter too

 

First published on SGM Radio website in December 2014

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CATHEDRALS FAMILY REUNION AVAILABLE NOW!

Written by SGN Scoops on November 12, 2013 – 4:05 pm -

cathedral reunion cd(Nashville, Tenn.) – The wait is finally over! The brand-new Cathedrals Family Reunion project is officially available online at digital retailers and wherever great Christian music is sold.

For the first time ever, five alumni members of the Cathedrals have reunited to present a special project featuring all-new recordings of some of the most loved and biggest hits of their career. In this once-in-a-lifetime compact disc, Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell, Danny Funderburk and Gerald Wolfe blend their voices together re-creating that classic Cathedral sound.

Distributed by Provident Distribution, this historic recording is presented through a special partnership with IMC Management and StowTown Records. Landon Beene (IMC Management) states: “You’re going to LOVE this project! I loved the Cathedrals – they’re the group that made me love this great, gospel music! To hear these five men come together and sing these songs is absolutely thrilling!’

Track Listing:

1. Blood Washed Band

2. We Shall Be Caught Up

3. Wedding Music

4. We’ll Work

5. O Come Along

6. I’ve Read The Back of the Book

7. Yesterday

8. Can He, Could He, Would He

9. Oh, What A Savior

10. He Made A Change

11. Somebody Touched Me

12. Search Me, O God

13. Champion of Love

To purchase the project on iTunes, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cathedrals-family-reunion/id736896143


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CATHEDRALS FAMILY REUNION SET TO RELEASE NOVEMBER 12, 2013

Written by SGN Scoops on November 6, 2013 – 2:57 pm -

cathedral reunion cd(Nashville, Tenn.) – They set the benchmark by which gospel groups are measured. They had a sound like no other. They were the most loved and popular gospel quartet of their generation. They were The Cathedrals!

Now, for the first time ever, five alumni members of the Cathedrals are reuniting to present a special Cathedrals Family Reunion CD featuring all-new recordings of some of the most loved and biggest hits of their career. In this once-in-a-lifetime collection, Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell, Danny Funderburk and Gerald Wolfe blend their voices together re-creating that classic Cathedral sound. The CD also features a few special recordings with members of the groups Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and The Mark Trammell Quartet. 

This historic recording is being presented through a special partnership with IMC Management and StowTown Records. Landon Beene (IMC Management) states: “I loved the Cathedrals, they’re the group that made me love this great, gospel music! To hear these five men come together and sing these songs is absolutely thrilling. I cannot wait for everyone to hear this.”

The brand new studio recording will be released on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to all digital and retail outlets but fans attending the Cathedrals Family Reunion Event this weekend in Fort Worth, TX will be the first ones available to purchase the recording.

A very limited number of seats are still available for the weekend and may be purchased by calling 877-392-9710 or online at www.IMCConcerts.com

Track Listing:

1. Blood Washed Band
2. We Shall Be Caught Up
3. Wedding Music
4. We’ll Work
5. O Come Along
6. I’ve Read The Back of the Book
7. Yesterday
8. Can He, Could He, Would He
9. Oh, What A Savior
10. He Made A Change
11. Somebody Touched Me
12. Search Me, O God
13. Champion of Love

For more information on the Cathedrals Family Reunion event this weekend, visit www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com


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IMC Concerts Announces First Virginia Beach Gospel Music Festival Oct 2014

Written by SGN Scoops on October 2, 2013 – 9:29 am -

imc concertIMC Concerts has announced the very first Virginia Beach Gospel Music Festival. “We are thrilled to bring our brand music event to the East Coast, and in particular to the beautiful coastal city of Virginia Beach,” states Landon Beene, President of IMC Concerts. “Gospel music, paired with a  wonderful vacation destination such as Virginia Beach, offers fans a GREAT excuse to pack up the car and head to the beach and enjoy a great weekend of Gospel music. I love this beach town because it is so fitting for a family weekend, and so will the program we put together. This fantastic beach vacation spot, along with the great Gospel music means fun for the entire family!”The program being put together for IMC’s exceptional three-day event will feature daily and nightly concerts during five session with many of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular names performing, including The Martins, Gordon Mote, Greater Vision, The Collingsworth Family, The Hoppers, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and many more.“We’ve been singing all around the Tidewater area for nearly 50 years,” states Dean Hopper, one of the event organizers who is also a member of The Hoppers, who will be among the artists featured at the event. “As a kid, I even remember the privilege of singing at the Hampton Roads Coliseum. After reminiscing on wonderful memories and realizing the lack of Gospel’s recent cultivation in the area, we wanted to bring our genre back in a BIG way! The music, mixed with the vacation opportunities for concert-goers, seemed like a no-brainer. Virginia Beach is gorgeous and serene, so why not come there?” In addition to the exciting music that will be taking the stage throughout the Festival, noted speakers will be included during the weekend, including popular comedian Dennis Swanberg and Grant Ethridge, Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, VA, along with the Liberty Baptist Church Choir.

This three-day, five-session Festival will feature a 7pm concert on Thursday evening, as well as Friday and Saturday sessions at 10am and 7pm. Festival package ticket prices are inclusive for all six sessions. Tickets may also be purchased for individual sessions. A complete schedule of events is available at www.imcconcerts.com<http://www.imcconcerts.com>  and www.VirginiaBeachGospelMusicFest.com <http://www.VirginiaBeachGospelMusicFest.com> . The Virginia Beach Gospel Music Festival promises to be one to remember. Tickets are on sale now (October 2, 2013) and may be purchased by calling 877-392-9710.There are numerous hotels within walking distance of the Theater, as well as the beach that have guaranteed special rates for Festival attendees. Complete lodging information is also available at the Festival’s website, www.VirginiaBeachGospelMusicFest.com <http://www.VirginiaBeachGospelMusicFest.com> .

This event will be one the entire family will enjoy. Plan to join many of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular singers and musicians at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, located at 201 Market Street in Virginia Beach, during the weekend of October 2 through 4, 2014, as the Virginia Beach Gospel Music Festival comes to Virginia Beach, VA.

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CATHEDRALS FAMILY REUNION ORGANIZERS ANNOUNCE SING WITH US CONTEST

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 10, 2013 – 9:22 am -

CatsNashville, TN – Organizers of the Cathedrals Family Reunion event announced a very special contest today. The “Sing With Us” contest will give one special winner the chance of a lifetime – to sing onstage at the Cathedrals Family Reunion with Scott Fowler, Danny Funderburk, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell and Gerald Wolfe.

“This is a very special contest,” shares Landon Beene (IMC Concerts) “and will give one special person the chance to sing onstage to honor the legacy of the Cathedrals, joining their voice with the five voices of former Cathedrals members.”

The contest, open to all voice parts (Lead, Baritone, Tenor and Bass), starts immediately and will end at Midnight CST on September 16, 2013. The winner will be announced on September 18, 2013.

CONTEST WINNER PACKAGE:
• 2 Roundtrip Tickets to Fort Worth TX from anywhere in the United States
• On-Site Premium Lodging
• Seating in the family section
• Passes for VIP Reception with artist during the event
• Sing one song on stage with the Cathedrals Family Reunion during the event

HOW TO ENTER:
Submit a video or MP3 of you singing a Cathedrals song by the following methods:
• Post a video to the Cathedrals Family Reunion Facebook page wall or post a link to Twitter using ‪#‎SingWithUs‬
• Send an MP3 or video to CathedralsContest@gmail.com

Tickets for this special weekend are on sale now at www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com.

Connect Online:
www.Facebook.com/FormerCathedrals
www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com


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