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Tane’ Miller Joins The Impact Label

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 14, 2011 – 5:52 pm -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) June 14th, 2011 – Manor House Music has recently signed Tane’ Miller to its Impact label.

Tane’ Miller is an international singer, songwriter and recording artist with a distinct and powerful soprano voice. For 20 years, she has faithfully answered the call to the nations serving full time in music ministry, missions, and evangelism, working in 17 different countries.  She performs her own original songs and familiar classics such as; “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”, “I Bowed On My Knees and Cried Holy”, and “It Is Well”. Her beautiful Soprano voice has literally taken her around the world touching many audiences by ministering in churches, conferences, and outreaches in the U.S. and many countries including; France Germany, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Haiti, Scotland, England, Ireland, Africa, and the High Arctic of Canada, to the Inuit Eskimo. Her songs are played on Christian radio stations in several countries. Tane’ has released 2 previous projects produced by Nick Bruno and is presently releasing her third project produced by Eric Copeland entitled, “Healer Of My Heart”. This new project is a beautiful collection of hymns and praises with a classical style that transcends time and trends and will be available on the Impact label.

The Impact label has a prestigious history in that it presented such renowned artists as The Imperials, The Gaithers, Sandi Patti and Larnelle Harris. The Bill and Gloria Gaither project released on Impact, “Alleluia: A Praise Gathering”, was the first Gold Record in Gospel music.

To learn more about Tane’ Miller visit www.tanemiller.com.

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Gaithers Film Homecoming Tent Revival Special at Billy Graham Library

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 10, 2011 – 10:11 am -

CHARLOTTE, N.C., — Southern gospel music legends Bill and Gloria Gaither, along with the “Homecoming” friends – more than 100 gospel artists – were in Charlotte last week to film the Gaither Homecoming Tent Revival special at the Billy Graham Library.

“It’s a perfect place for us,” said Bill Gaither about the Billy Graham Library.

The Gaither Homecoming Tent Revival special is reminiscent of early tent revival meetings, much like the “Canvas Cathedral” in Los Angeles where Billy Graham gained worldwide recognition in 1949. In fact, the Gaither event aimed to recreate the atmosphere of that historic crusade, with its large tent and standing-room only crowd.

Photo: The taping of the Gaither Homecoming Tent Revival special at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C. High-resolution images and video b-roll are available upon request.“A lot of our folks grew up singing in tent meetings,” Gaither continued. “Going through the Library and seeing one of the exhibitions is that of the old tent in Los Angeles brought back those memories for us.”

“Music has always been a very important part of the Billy Graham Crusades. In fact, the Vocal Band has sung at the last 10 or 12 Crusades, including the last one in New York City,” said Gaither. “And, so to have an entire evening, singing songs about Jesus, singing songs about the cross, singing songs about invitation, I think is a great thing.”

Before the event, private tours were given of the Billy Graham Library to the participating artists. The group was able to see depictions of various scenes from Billy and Ruth Graham’s life, including a replica of the “Canvas Cathedral” from the 1949 Los Angeles Crusade.

Bill and Gloria Gaither were joined by legendary gospel music artists The Crabb Family, Michael English, David Phelps, Guy Penrod, Mark Lowry, The Gatlin Brothers, Buddy Greene, Larnelle Harris, The Nelons, The Martins, The Isaacs, longtime Billy Graham Crusade soloist George Beverly Shea and musical director Cliff Barrows, plus many more.

During the program, Bill Gaither presented 102-year-old George Beverly Shea with a commemorative copy of Billboard magazine, which has listed a Gaither Homecoming special with George Beverly Shea as #3 on its chart of best-selling music videos.

Visit www.gaither.com for more information about the Gaither Homecoming Tent Revival special, including the complete artist list. Future announcements about air dates and the availability for purchase will also be found on the website.
About the Gaithers
The Gaithers, who will celebrate 50 years of marriage next year, have been in the gospel music industry for more than 40 years. The couple spent the first several years of their married life juggling teaching jobs, writing, singing, recording and publishing. By 1967, they were making music full time.
By 1991, Bill had formed a group called the Gaither Vocal Band and had been performing with them for several years. He pulled together some of his gospel music heroes to record a song for what he thought would be their final album. What took place that day was very special, and it was captured on video. Thus, the “Homecoming” series was born.
Over the decades, the Gaithers have won top honors in gospel music, including more than two dozen Dove awards, several Grammy awards, and receiving the Gospel Music Association’s “Songwriter of the Year” distinction multiple times.
Many of the songs sung in churches today were written by Bill and Gloria Gaither, including: Because He Lives, There’s Just Something About That Name and He Touched Me. In fact, together, the Gaithers have penned hundreds of gospel songs still used in worship settings today.
About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association proclaims the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association directs a wide range of domestic and international evangelism ministries, including: large-scale Festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; Dare to Be a Daniel, a youth evangelism training project; My Hope World Evangelism Through Television; the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, offering the hope of Jesus Christ in the midst of tragedy; and many others. Visit www.billygraham.org. Get news updates on Twitter at Twitter.com/BGEAMediaPR

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 18, 2011 – 4:39 pm -

(Nashville, TN)  – The Nashville Choir Presents “A Tribute to the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither” at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on May 1, 2011 at 7:30PM.

This once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the Grammy and Dove Award Winning songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither will fill the hall of Nashville’s magnificent Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the sounds of The Nashville Choir and Orchestra, along with performing artists, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, The Isaacs, Buddy Greene, Russ Taff, Gordon Mote, Gary McSpadden, Sheila Walsh, Steve Green and the Gaither Vocal Band.

“I was raised on the music of Bill & Gloria Gaither and over the years have been blessed to work with them. All of us at The Nashville Choir are honored to be able to present such a tribute to true Legends of Gospel Music,” says John E. Coates, Founder and Director of The Nashville Choir. Dan Posthuma, who along with longtime Gaither associate Ronn Huff is producing the concert, adds: “The impact that Bill & Gloria’s music has had on the church in our generation is astounding. We all look forward to an inspiring and emotional evening that pays tribute to these powerful songs!”

At the Gaither’s request, the proceeds from the evening will benefit The Gospel Music Trust Fund and The Nashville Choir’s work with the homeless, Hope For Nashville.

Tickets are on sale now through the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Box Office, 615-687-6400 or online at  http://www.NashvilleSymphony.org.

“The Gaithers are to Christian music what The Beatles are to pop music,” said Donna Hilley, when the American Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers (ASCAP) named them “Gospel Songwriters of the Century.”

The Gaither’s real-life lyrics were born out of their everyday lives as full-time schoolteachers. Bill and Gloria have partnered to write more than 700 songs, including “Because He Lives,” “He Touched Me,” “Let’s Just Praise the Lord,” “Something Beautiful” and “The King is Coming,” to name just a few of the favorites. Bill and Gloria have performed in concert and shot videos around the world. Sharing their stage with countless up-and-coming artists, Bill and Gloria mentored performers such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patty, and Stephen Curtis Chapman, influencing entire generations of artists.

The Nashville Choir was formed in 2005 out of a desire to bring Nashville’s Christian community together through music. Under the direction of John E. Coates, The Nashville Choir is an organization of professional-level Christian singers united to show God’s glory in the marketplace bringing all denominations and all peoples together to worship with one voice.

In its short history, The Nashville Choir has appeared at prestigious events in the city including: 3 Community Hymn Sings with the Nashville Symphony, the annual Tennessee Prayer Breakfast since 2007, and at the Inauguration of Governor Bill Haslam. The Nashville Choir recorded “Just As I Am” for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC, and most recently recorded the choral parts for Walt Disney’s “World Of Color” in California. The Nashville Choir’s heart is firmly planted in Nashville with benefits performed for the Salvation Army, the Rescue Mission, and Room In The Inn. For more information on The Nashville Choir, please visit www.thenashvillechoir.org

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Gloria Larson Signed To The Impact Label

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 30, 2010 – 3:59 pm -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) December 30th, 2010 – Gloria Larson has become the first artist addition to Manor House Music’s revival of the Impact label.

Gloria has graced many audiences with her talent since the age of eight through performances in auditoriums, churches, prisons and recent concert dates alongside artists such as Guy Penrod, Jeff & Sheri Easter and Russ Taff. She is a member of World Christianship Ministries and Regional Director for the Westside Children’s Feeding Ministry. Gloria’s cross-cultural ministry reaches out to all denominations, race and other ethnic groups. Gloria feels that music, the universal language, is a powerful method to inspire God’s work and says, “We can all make a difference in the lives of others if we would only believe the Word of God; your life is a testimony for other people. Even the bad things work out, just wait, be patient and let God handle it.”

Gloria Larson

The Impact label has a prestigious history in that it presented such renowned artists as The Imperials, The Gaithers, Sandi Patti and Larnelle Harris. The Bill and Gloria Gaither project released on Impact, “Alleluia: A Praise Gathering”, was the first Gold Record in Gospel music. A new project by Gloria Larson is underway with more details forthcoming regarding a release date and radio single selection. For more information regarding Gloria Larson or Impact Records visit www.themansionentertainment.com. For more information regarding Manor House Music contact Executive Director Bill Dykes at bdykes@themansionentertainment.com.

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Five-time Grammy Winner Larnelle Harris Marks Another Career Milestone

Written by Scoops Staff on March 20, 2010 – 11:33 am -

5-time Grammy winner Larnelle Harris has been named as one of the newest inductees to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Harris joins fellow Kentucky artists and musicians Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, The Goins Brothers, and Molly O’Day to be officially inducted next year during a ceremony in Lexington, Kentucky on April 7, 2011.

This latest honor marks Harris’ third Hall of Fame induction, having joined the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Harris is the only person in history to be a member of all three organizations.

“I am extremely humbled by this,” says Harris. “I am a proud Kentuckian and this honor means a great deal to me and my family.”

In a career that spans three decades, Harris has garnered numerous accolades for his music including five Grammy Awards, eleven Dove Awards (gospel music’s Grammy equivalent) which include three Male Vocalist of the Year honors, and a Stellar Award, among numerous other music awards. He has garnered nineteen #1 radio singles and countless top 10 hits. Songs such as “How Excellent Is Thy Name,” “I Miss My Time With You,” “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” plus many others, including his signature song, “Amen,” are now considered modern gospel classics.

Harris’ accomplishments represent some significant moments in music history. Harris was the first gospel artist to perform inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union.  He is one of a handful of celebrities to receive the Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service in recognition of his song “Mighty Spirit” as the theme song for the longest-running Public Service Announcement in television history.

In a few weeks, Harris will perform for the U.S. troops during Easter services at the Fort Lee army base in Virginia. Harris has been a favorite performer for the U.S. Armed Forces for many years, having performed at the 38th Parallel in Korea as well as many other army bases throughout the world.

Harris is a lifelong Kentucky resident. He was born in Danville and later made his home in Louisville where he still resides with his wife, Cynthia (Mitzy), to whom Harris has been married for over 38 years. The couple has two grown children and three grandchildren. Harris has been given Honorary Doctorate degrees in music from both his alma mater, Western Kentucky University as well as Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Harris continues to perform concerts in the U.S. and abroad, and this year, has teamed up with Steve Green for the “Teach Me to Love” tour.  For further information, visit: www.Larnelle.com. Tickets are on sale now at the Hall of Fame. For more information about the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum call 1-877-356-3263 or visit www.KYMusicHallofFame.com.

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