Elaina Smith Music

Creekside Gospel Music Convention


Written by SGN Scoops on October 7, 2011 – 5:57 am -

Nashville, TN – Grammy® Nominated, Award-Winning Jeff & Sheri Easter, favorites on the popular Gaither Homecoming Tour and Videos, are excited to announce the “PAINT YOUR TOWN PINK” tour for the month of October in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Concert-goers are invited to dress in pink – men and women – to show their support and local breast cancer charity groups will be invited to each date to bring community awareness to their local group.
This is a very special month for Sheri Easter – she is celebrating over 3 years FREE of breast cancer. Sheri says: “When you get the call, your world stops, and you know your life is changed. I am thankful that I had a wonderful support system of my family and all our wonderful throughout the country and the world. I thank God for his mercy – I am celebrating over 3 years of being free from breast cancer! Showing up to our “PAINT YOUR TOWN PINK” concerts is an opportunity to show your support for the loved ones and friends in your community that are going through cancer.” Jeff adds “I’m even gonna wear pink! Real men can wear pink! ”
The “PAINT YOUR TOWN PINK” tour makes a stop at the Grand Ole Opry for “Opry Goes Pink” on Saturday, October 22. Jeff & Sheri Easter will team with The Grand Ole Opry® and Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer for it’s third annual “Opry Goes Pink” show. Opry member Martina McBride will flip the switch on the Opry’s barn backdrop turning it pink for the night. The special show will include performances by McBride, along with American Idols’ Lauren Alaina, Edens Edge, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Milsap, Jeff & Sheri Easter and others as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors. Sheri comments: “It’s a special treat to be asked to help turn the Opry pink. Sheri Easter will sign her new book, Hear My Heart, in the Opry Gift Shop prior to the evening show. The book is a collection of writings through the years, including her bout with breast cancer. The book is available at online retailers, book stores and at www.JeffAndSheriEaster.com.
Connect with Jeff & Sheri through social media: Facebook – www.fb.com/JeffAndSheriEaster, Twitter – @JSEaster, @SheriEaster
Two-time GRAMMY®-nominated Jeff & Sheri Easter are Gospel music treasures, featured regularly on the Gaither HOMECOMING videos and international HOMECOMING tours in addition to their own heavy schedule of appearances. Jeff & Sheri are the recipients of six GMA DOVE Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association honors, 16 Voice Awards, four Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair Awards, five SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards and three Cash Box Awards. Formed in 1988 following childhoods as part of their respective, nationally-known family groups—The Lewis Family and The Easter Brothers, the married couple is joined today on stage by their children—Madison and Morgan Easter—who round out the group. The group is known for such hits as “Roses Will Bloom Again,” “Praise His Name,” “Thread of Hope,” “Speak to the Mountain” and many others including “Born to Climb,” which garnered a 2010 DOVE Award. They were nominated for a 2011 GRAMMY® Award for their Expecting Good Things (Spring Hill Music) recording, which was recorded while Sheri endured a bout with Breast Cancer.  She has been cancer free for over 3 years. Their latest recording Silver Anniversary (SpringHill) celebrates 25 years of marriage and music.
You don’t want to miss this wonderful evening of fun, inspiration, and great singing!
10/07 – Chuckey, TN – Casi Full Gospel Church – 7:30 PM
10/08 – Roebuck, SC – Bethlehem Baptist Church – 6:00 PM
10/09 – Ypsilanti, MI – EMU Convocation Center – 3:00 PM
10/15 – Abbosttstown, PA – Calvary Christian Center – 7:00 PM
10/16 – Chocowinity, NC – Tarhill Variety Theater – 3:00 PM
10/21 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Convention Center – 7:00 PM
10/22 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry Bookstore – 5:30 PM
(Sheri will sign her book Hear My Heart prior to their Opry performance)
10/22 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry – 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
10/23 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood Pines Theatre – Various Times
10/24 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood Pines Theatre – Various Times
10/28 – North Charleston, WV – North Charleston Apostolic Church – 7:00 PM
10/29 – Nashville, IN – Seasons Lodge – 7:00 PM
10/30 – Richmond, KY – Full Gospel Tabernacle – 6:00 PM

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TV/music celebrities bring attention to hometown tornado needs in Georgia

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 21, 2011 – 1:16 pm -

Actor/entertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” of TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” gave American Idol ®

American Idol finalist Lauren Alaina and actor/entertainer Randall Franks prepare to take a tour to raise awareness about the needs in their home community.

finalist Lauren Alaina and her family a tour of the tornado devastation in the home community they share in Catoosa County, Ga.. The American Idol crew taped scenes for Alaina’s hometown feature which aired May 19.

The former NBC and CBS star, who made appearances for the Grand Ole Opry ® for 13 years, said he hopes the Idol exposure and recent attention focused by “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” while highlighting Catoosa’s Sharrock Family will help Ringgold and Catoosa County raise the monies needed to help the uninsured and underinsured rebuild their lives.

“So many people across the region were affected by the storms and tornadoes on April 27,” he said. “We lost nine neighbors that night. My home was spared from the devastation that many of my neighbors faced. As I rushed door to door to check on my neighbors, climbing over and under trees, power lines, and the rubble that once was homes, I wondered how we could ever make the community whole again.”

Thanks to the foresight of community and business leaders, churches, civic organizations, the community has created Catoosa Organization Acting in Disaster (COAD), with an existing community non-profit 501-C-3, to lead the effort of rebuilding for those without or with little means, he said.

“I hope that those who might wish to help will reach out with a tax-deductible donation to help bring a new normal for our neighbors,” Franks said. “While the numbers are still being tabulated on how many houses the organization will have to help build or repair, it is safe to say a million dollars is needed to help. Initial numbers show more than 600 homes were hit that night.”

Send tax-deductible donations to Catoosa Organization Acting in Disaster (COAD), P.O. Box 53, Ringgold, Ga. 30736 or visit www.HelpRinggold.com for more information. Locally donations may be made at Capital Bank, Community National Bank, Gateway Bank and Trust and Northwest Georgia Bank. For information about COAD, call (706) 935-2109.

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