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Jordan Smith talks on Faith and Lee University! ❤️

Written by scoopsnews on April 13, 2016 – 1:29 pm -

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Jordan Smith talks about Faith, Christ , and his experience at this awesome University! (From Lee University Facebook)

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Jordan Smith Winner Of The Voice

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 16, 2015 – 2:24 pm -

Jordan Smith Winner Of The Voice

Jordan Smith Winner Of The Voice

In three months’ time, Jordan Smith has evolved from an unknown collegian singing at a small liberal arts school to a nationally known pop artist expected to be crowned winner of “The Voice” tonight.

“It’s an amazing thing to watch when you think about it,” says Ron Brendel, associate professor of music at Lee University. “Here’s a 21-year-old kid from Harlan, Ky., that nobody knew who he was and now he’s bumped Adele out of No. 1 on the iTunes chart. The producers at ‘The Voice’ have really created a phenomenon.

“But the bottom line is: He’s just gifted. You can’t teach all that stuff that is just stylistically in him.”

Brendel should know. He has been Smith’s voice teacher at Lee University for 2 1/2 years, helping Smith harness the power of the high notes that have made him famous.

“If he wins, I’m going to move to Los Angeles,” Brendel jokes.

On a serious note, though, he calls Smith “the most innately gifted student I’ve ever dealt with, and I’ve been in higher education for 25 years.”

Smith’s high register, which in his younger years made him the brunt of jokes and teasing, is now his claim to fame. That near-three-octave range is what has separated him from this season’s contestants as much as his backstory of the self-esteem issues it caused.

Lee junior Courtney Blackwell, who is in the Lee Singers with Smith, isn’t surprised at his success on NBC’s talent show.

“Ever since I heard him sing, I wondered why he had not been on TV; more people should hear his voice. He never messes up,” she says.

“Jordan has one of those voices that, even if you haven’t heard him sing, you hear other people talking about his singing,” says Alex Ubieran, a senior at Lee. “He got in Lee Singers before I did, so I was constantly hearing about him. That was one of the draws of joining Singers to me, because they had people like Jordan.”

As a studio instructor at Lee, Brendel says he taught Smith vocal technique through classical music literature. He trained the singer in breathing technique, tone production, intonation — basic fundamentals that enable a singer to cross over into any genre. Just watch Smith’s video of last Monday’s iTunes chart-topping performance of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” to see proof it works.

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Pharrell’s “Happy” as performed by Voices of Lee on SGN Scoops TV

Written by Staff on March 6, 2015 – 12:05 pm -

The Voices of Lee are based out of Lee University in Cleveland, TN. Their a cappella choir sings “Happy” as made popular by Pharrell Williams, for our SGN Scoops TV reporter, Marcie Gray.

Marcie caught up with the Voices of Lee on the Singing at Sea cruise in February. She shares this personal performance with the SGN Scoops TV audience, as well as an interview with the singers.

Click on the Voices of Lee above to view the performance and interview

Click on the Voices of Lee above to view the performance and interview

We know you will enjoy this edition of SGN Scoops TV!

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Perfect Harmony Promotions Presents: “Crabb Family Front Porch Tour” January 19th Cleveland TN

Written by SGN Scoops on January 6, 2012 – 11:05 am -

Perfect Harmony Promotions Presents the “Crabb Family Front Porch Tour” on Thursday, January 19th in Cleveland, TN. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see The Crabb Family reunited to perform favorite hits from the past as well as hits off their new record!  The Crabb Family has not released a recording in seven years, but are scheduled to release their new project entitled, TOGETHER AGAIN on February 7, 2012. This is a night you don’t want to miss! The doors will open at 5:45 at the Lee University Conn Center on the campus of Lee University in Cleveland, TN and the concert will begin at 7:00pm.

Ticket prices are as follows: Reserved Seating $28.00, General Admission $20.00, $22.00 at the door and $10.00 for children ages 3-10. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.perfectharmonypromotions.com/ or call 1-800- 401-6920. General Admission Only tickets may be purchased at Whitewing Christian Book Store in Cleveland or at SonShine Christian Book Store in Fort Oglethorpe.

 

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The Isaacs, Gordon Mote in Cleveland TN Saturday, Sept 24

Written by SGN Scoops on September 19, 2011 – 4:11 am -

 For the first time in many years, the multi-award winning family group, The Isaacs, will be appearing live in concert at Lee University Conn Center in Cleveland, TN with Gordon Mote. The concert is scheduled for   Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 6:00pm. The doors will open at 5:00.

 The Isaacs most recent album “The Isaacs: Naturally” was the 2010 Dove award winner for bluegrass album of the year. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. In addition to their success as performers and recording artists, Becky and Sonya are also making their mark on the gospel music industry as songwriters. Most recently, their song, “Your Cries Have Awoken the Master” was named the #1 Singing News Song of 2008. For over 30 years, this family has wowed audiences all over the world. Don’t miss the chance to see this legendary group!
 
     For the past six years, Gordon Mote has been nominated as Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, being awarded that honor in 2009. He has also received nominations for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Musician of the Year and Album of the Year from the Southern Gospel News and The Singing News Magazine, claiming the 2008 Musician of the Year Award from SGN. In 2010 he was awarded “musician of the Year” by SGN Diamond awards.
 
    In addition to staying busy in the recording studio with the top names in various musical genres, Mote travels in excess of 100 dates each year, performing solo events throughout the US, Canada and Europe. In addition, the talented recording artists shares the stage with legendary Gospel recording artists Bill Gaither and his multi-Grammy Award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band in more than 50 cities worldwide.

Ticket Information

 Buy online-  www.perfectharmonypromotions.com
             By phone-  1-800-965-9324
             Location – White Wing Christian Book Store   Cleveland, TN
Prices: Lower Level Gold- $22 Advance  $24 Door
          Lower Level Silver- $18  Advance  $20 Door
          Balcony- General Admission- $15 Advance  $17 Door


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Perfect Harmony Promotions Presents The Isaacs and Gordon Mote In Cleveland TN September 24

Written by SGN Scoops on August 30, 2011 – 2:18 pm -

 For the first time in many years, the multi-award winning family group, The Isaacs, will be appearing live in concert at Lee University Conn Center in Cleveland, TN with Gordon Mote. The concert is scheduled for   Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 6:00pm. The doors will open at 5:00.

 The Isaacs most recent album “The Isaacs: Naturally” was the 2010 Dove award winner for bluegrass album of the year. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. In addition to their success as performers and recording artists, Becky and Sonya are also making their mark on the gospel music industry as songwriters. Most recently, their song, “Your Cries Have Awoken the Master” was named the #1 Singing News Song of 2008. For over 30 years, this family has wowed audiences all over the world. Don’t miss the chance to see this legendary group!
 
     For the past six years, Gordon Mote has been nominated as Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, being awarded that honor in 2009. He has also received nominations for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Musician of the Year and Album of the Year from the Southern Gospel News and The Singing News Magazine, claiming the 2008 Musician of the Year Award from SGN. In 2010 he was awarded “musician of the Year” by SGN Diamond awards.
 
    In addition to staying busy in the recording studio with the top names in various musical genres, Mote travels in excess of 100 dates each year, performing solo events throughout the US, Canada and Europe. In addition, the talented recording artists shares the stage with legendary Gospel recording artists Bill Gaither and his multi-Grammy Award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band in more than 50 cities worldwide.

Ticket Information

 Buy online-  www.perfectharmonypromotions.com
             By phone-  1-800-965-9324
             Location – White Wing Christian Book Store   Cleveland, TN
Prices: Lower Level Gold- $22 Advance  $24 Door
          Lower Level Silver- $18  Advance  $20 Door
          Balcony- General Admission- $15 Advance  $17 Door


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