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SGN Scoops at NQC: The Heritage of Gold Tour

Written by Staff on October 1, 2015 – 3:14 pm -

Daniel Riley, Mike LeFevre, Jonathan Wilburn, Tim Riley

Daniel Riley, Mike LeFevre, Jonathan Wilburn, Tim Riley

SGN Scoops’ roving reporter, Craig Harris, had the DSC_0385opportunity to catch the Heritage of Gold Tour at the National Quartet Convention on Wednesday, September 30. The artists appearing during this event included Gold City, The Lefevre Quartet, Steve Ladd, Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, and Wilburn and Wilburn.

We hope you enjoy these great shots of some terrific vocalists. Gold City has a great heritage of pure quartet singing and strong Gospel anthems. Tim Riley will always be the consumate bass singer who guided many young quartet men DSC_0397through the paths of Southern Gospel, toward becoming great vocalists in their own right and beginning their own groups. Many of those make an appearance in these pictures, including Mike LeFevre, Steve Ladd, Jay Parrack, Jonathan Wilburn and of course, Daniel Riley.

SGN Scoops has several representatives wandering the aisles of NQC, though you DSC_0401may not recognize them. Regular readers will recognize the names of Craig Harris, Marcie Gray, Erin Stevens( The Stevens Family) , Hannah Webb (The Rick Webb Family), Jaquita Lindsey (11th Hour), Justin Gilmore, and more. Many of our writers are also vocalists, and you can find them with their Gospel groups. When you do, say hello and tell them how much you appreciate their gifts of writing and photography.

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Robert York’s Ramblings: LeFevre Quartet and Glorybound Quartet

Written by Staff on September 22, 2015 – 9:36 am -

LeFevre Quartet

LeFevre Quartet




I had the opportunity to get to the 15th Anniversary Singing for Glorybound Quartet at the First Baptist Church, Canton, GA. Their special guest for the evening was The LeFevre Quartet.

Robert Reese is the founder and manager of Glorybound. He and his wife Linda actually started 29 years ago doing a program for the area called White Christmas. It provides a special Christmas for the less fortunate children in Cherokee County.  They would bring in special artists to perform at the event. Then Robert and Linda got the idea of forming a group and doing the benefit  themselves inorder



to provide more for the children. Thus, Glorybound Quartet was formed, a Southern Gospel group which includes baritone Gary Courington, lead vocalist Brad Cox and tenor Steven Evans. Their pianist is Andrew Jones. 


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Glorybound Quartet welcomes the LeFevre Quartet Today

Written by Staff on September 20, 2015 – 9:13 am -

FINAL 2015 Glorybound Qt Anniv PosterToday! Sunday September 20th starting at 6:00 PM in Canton, Georgia First Baptist Canton. Love offering. Come on out and help us celebrate.

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The LeFevre Quartet welcomes Jeremy Peace as New Tenor

Written by Staff on July 14, 2015 – 5:45 pm -


Mike LeFevre of The LeFevre Quartet announces Jeremy Peace as new tenor. “We are thrilled to have Jeremy Peace serving in the tenor position with the LeFevre Quartet. Jeremy has an impressive history in Southern Gospel music. His sincere heart for ministry and powerful tenor voice make him a wonderful addition to The LeFevre Quartet.”

Jeremy Peace

Jeremy Peace

Jeremy stated, “It’s a privilege to now stand on stage with one of my heroes, Mike LeFevre, ministering in song and delivering the Word of God when the opportunity arises. My wife and I were immediately at peace with the decision to join the ministry of LeFevre Quartet. We realized this was the door the Lord had opened for us to walk through, enabling me to minister to a lost and hurting world. My passion has always been great quartet singing, and after singing with Mike and his quartet, I’ve quickly
discovered they are a group full of talented, humble personalities with a drive to be the very best they can be to further the message and the music. I’m honored to be a part of such an amazing group!”

Thomas Nalley resigned the position, due to a medical condition. Since that time, Thomas has completely recovered, and is currently serving with the group in a non-singing capacity. Thomas commented, “While we don’t always understand why things happen the way they do, I am convinced that His ways are perfect!”

Please join us in welcoming Jeremy to LQ and in praising God for Thomas’ miracle!

Visit www.thelefevrequartet.com to find out when they will be in concert near you

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This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell for July 9 – 16

Written by Staff on July 10, 2015 – 10:07 am -

Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

Nashville, TN (July 10,2015) – Join Mickey Bell on This Week In Gospel Music for some great music and interesting guests. This week Mickey is joined by Mike Lefevre who introduces the LeFevre Quartet’s new tenor singer! Mike also talks about his days with the great Gold City quartet.

Another special guest this week is Kris Erwin who stops by to tell us what it’s like to have the best hair in Southern Gospel music and how you can win free tickets to the National Quartet Convention with The Erwins and This Week In Gospel Music.

How hard is it to say, “You are listening to Mickey Bell on This Week in Gospel Music”? Well some of your favorite artists have a hard time with it and you will hear their blunders on the air. All this and more on This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell, presented by SGN Scoops!

Did you know you can now listen to This Week in Gospel Music anywhere! The TWGM app is now available on all Androids and Apple devices. You can now hear the new show each week the moment it is uploaded on Thursday, as well catch up on all of our past shows. You can download the app by going to www.ThisWeekinGospelMusic.com

We are still adding more stations! Stations can sign up here: bit.ly/stationsignup . Program Directors can check out more information at www.thisweekingospelmusic.com.

This Week in Gospel Music airs on WVSG, Virginia; KNMG in Savannah, MO; WWIC Radio AM-1050 in Scottsboro, Alabama; WTGF 90.5 Truth Radio in Pensacola, Fl; Radio CIA Benbrook Texas; WPIL in Heflin, AL, and many more. Find out more about Mickey Bell from his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/thisweekingospelmusic

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The LeFevre Quartet: Fulfilling Their Calling

Written by Staff on March 17, 2015 – 2:07 pm -

lefevre1By Dixie Phillips

Singing the Good News of Jesus Christ is a family tradition for Mike LeFevre. His roots in Gospel music run deep. “My father’s brothers, Urias and Alphus, started The LeFevre Trio in 1921.” Nearly a century later the LeFevre legacy lives on in Mike’s ministry with The LeFevre Quartet. “From the time I was a child, I had a dream to sing. Gospel Music was my passion all my life. In the beginning I sang for myself, but when I surrendered my life to Christ in 1988, it became my calling and I sang for the glory of the Lord.”

lefevre2Mike’s resume is very impressive. He began his musical career singing with his uncles after the legendary LeFevre Trio retired. Then he went on to sing with The Singing Americans, Brian Free and Assurance, and Gold City. Fans were quick to recognize his talent and ministry heart. He won “Favorite Baritone Singer” in The Singing News Fan Awards three years in a row.

135899The LeFevre name has long been regarded as one of the finest in the Gospel music industry. It doesn’t look like this will change anytime soon. The journey continues in Mike’s son, Jordan, a third generation LeFevre to answer the Call and sing for the Lord in an organized group. Mike is proud of his multi-talented son. “Jordan has been part of The LeFevre Quartet from the beginning. At first, he played the drums, but now he plays the bass guitar and sings lead.” Fans took notice of Jordan immediately. He earned the group a “Favorite Band” nomination in the Singing News Fan Awards, as well as the “Horizon Individual Award.”

Every quartet needs a gifted pianist. God blessed The LeFevre Quartet with one of the best in Michael Lott. At the tender age of five, Michael started playing the piano. At 17, he became a full-time pianist for The Bradys and later The Diplomats. Michael added, “As a born-again Christian, I am answering the Call of God on my life. I am thankful He has called me to The LeFevre Quartet.”

Mike LeFevre

Mike LeFevre

Thomas Nalley, tenor singer for the group, grew up singing in the church; but when his wife, Sarah, introduced him to southern Gospel music, Thomas became a fan for life. He, too, answered the Call to serve the Lord through song. His fans and colleagues appreciate his anointed singing and his compassionate heart.

Brandon Barry, bass singer for the group, fell in love with Gospel music when he attended his first Gospel music concert with his parents as a young boy. “When I heard George Younce and The Cathedral Quartet, I knew I wanted to sing Gospel music. When I was 15, I sang with my first group. I started singing full-time right after high school. Now, after 15 years of ministry, my commitment and priorities are to serve God with excellence. I want my heart to be true and pure as I carry out what God has called me to do for His kingdom.”

Jordan LeFevre

Jordan LeFevre

Mike feels fortunate that their group has been able to keep the element of live music incorporated into their ministry with Michael on piano and Jordan on bass guitar. “Down through the years there have been some musical variances, mainly because of advances in technology, but the message has been and will continue to be the driving force behind our ministry and music.”

Not only does the group have talented musicians and singers, but God has blessed them with some gifted songwriters. Brandon, Thomas, and Mike enjoy songwriting. Mike recently contributed a few ideas to Dianne Wilkinson for some great songs. Brandon writes for Phil Cross Music and does quite a bit of co-writing with Phil.

The group has been thrilled with their audience’s response to their radio single “Put It Right There.” Mike gave this testimony, “Numerous people have shared with us how the message of this song, combined with the power of Christ to change lives, has helped them conquer addictions. The song has touched lives all over the world.”

Brandon Barry

Brandon Barry

Marcie Gray, office manager for the group, said, “An interesting thing happened when ‘Put It Right There,’ written by Gerald Crabb, was released as a video on YouTube. Within a short amount of time it received around 130,000 hits and then the counter just stopped. We were so excited that it was reaching so many people, yet puzzled that it seemed to freeze all of the sudden, after the hits were climbing so rapidly each day. Then we found out what the problem was. YouTube had flagged it for copyright content and pulled the video. The link became invalid. The group’s record label, Activate Records, and their studio at Oak Tree Productions looked into it and proved to YouTube that we owned all of the licenses for the music and used the video material with appropriate permission, so YouTube put it back up. Unfortunately, the view history was lost, but even after all of that and without any promotional effort, the video has reached over 10,000 hits again. God is using that song, despite Satan’s attempt to get rid of it. The group has received numerous email testimonials from people who shared the video with a loved one or friend and used it as a tool to help them understand they needed healing only Jesus can provide. He is just waiting for them to, ‘Put it right there, in the palm of His hand.’”

Thomas Nalley

Thomas Nalley

Another song the Holy Spirit is using powerfully in the group’s concert is “Jesus Saves.” Mike is thrilled to see the audience’s response to the David Moffitt and Travis Cottrell’s original song. “It is an account of the life of Christ with a powerhouse lyric, speaking to the young and old, and breaking down barriers. It’s the message the world needs to hear right now—Jesus saves!”

Over the years The LeFevre Quartet has seen many souls altered at the altar. “Our group is inspired when we see someone surrender their lives to Christ in a concert. We get excited when someone walks down the aisle to the altar and gives God all their trials, fears, worries, and burdens. They leave the concert forever changed!”

The common thread resonating throughout the group is their determination to fulfill in the Call of God upon their lives individually and also corporately as a group. They are passionate about sharing the Gospel. Mike said, “We will continue in the capacity of God’s calling on our lives. Our daily prayer is that God would expand our territory. And as He does, we will answer His calling on our lives to the best of our abilities to tell the world, ‘Jesus saves!’”

Michael Lott

Michael Lott

The group and the family they leave behind realize there are sacrifices for their music ministry. Mike is quick to point out their ministry isn’t glamourous. There is a price for doing God’s will. “It’s always difficult when we head out to a concert and have to leave our families behind. We thank God for our wives and children who understand the Call on our lives because it’s their Call too. We pray when we stand before the Lord one day, we will hear Him say, ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant.’”

God continues to pour out His favor and blessings upon The LeFevre Quartet. Many ministry doors are opening for them. They have appeared on the Jim Bakker Show, Trinity Broadcast Network, Dollywood, and Missouri’s Branson Belle.

The group has released two new CDs this year. The first was Something Familiar, for the fans who have requested songs like “Oh, What a Savior,” “I Know a Man Who Can,” “He Sent Me Running,” and “I Found Mercy,” written by Jerry Goff, who joined The LeFevre Quartet in the studio to sing it with them.

The second release in 2014 was Christmas Time is Here; their newest CD released just this month. It made its debut at National Quartet Convention and the first shipment completely sold out. The single from that album, “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” will be released to radio in the near future.

Mike LeFevre and friends at the 2015 Diamond Awards

Mike LeFevre and friends at the 2015 Diamond Awards

If you’d like to learn more about The LeFevre Quartet, go to www.thelefevrequartet.com. Check out their tour schedule at www.thelefevrequartet.com/schedule to see when they will be appearing near you.

Highlights from the 2014 National Quartet Convention feature The LeFevre Quartet and their hit song “Jesus Saves.” You can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm15sBdv8yM.

Written by Dixie Phillips

First published in SGN Scoops digital magazine November 2014.

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For You Tube of writer Phil Cross talking about the LeFevre Quartet’s song, “He Left No Stone Unturned,” click HERE. 







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LeFevre Quartet 2014 winners of Favorite Artist Website: Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on March 13, 2015 – 1:41 pm -

maxresdefaultWe are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category. The Favorite Artist Website winner must be an independent, artist-owned website that showcases a full-time Southern, Country or Bluegrass Christian music artist.

The 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!

On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014 Favorite Artist Website was the LeFevre Quartet. You can find their website HERE.

Who will you decide to nominate this year?

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards







Be sure to vote for your favorite nominees today.

The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In
this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/

The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

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LeFevre Quartet on SGN Scoops TV!

Written by Staff on March 3, 2015 – 9:49 am -

SGN Scoops’ reporter Marcie Gray is in conversation with the LeFevre Quartet from the Singing at Sea cruise. Find out about their Cruise diet! For more information on the LeFevre Quartet online click HERE.  For a live performance of the LeFevre Quartet singing “Jesus Save” click HERE. For written features by Marcie Gray and other SGN Scoops writers, read the latest edition of SGN Scoops digital magazine here.

Click on the picture to view the LeFevre Quartet interview!

Click on the picture to view the LeFevre Quartet interview!

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SGN Scoops TV: The LeFevre Quartet on Singing at Sea

Written by Staff on February 26, 2015 – 11:30 am -

Once again our SGN Scoops’ reporter, Marcie Gray, shares a video from the Singing at Sea cruise. We hope you enjoy the LeFevre Quartet as they perform “Jesus Saves.”

Click on the picture below for the amazing vocal ministry of the LeFevre Quartet.


LeFevre Quartet


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Harmony Road to Feature Back Home Video “Birmingham”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 7, 2015 – 8:13 am -

Harmony Road television

Harmony Road television

Also music from Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, Jeff and Sheri Easter, LeFevre Quartet 

Signal Mountain, TN –  This week’s Harmony Road television program will feature Back Home’s thought provoking video “Birmingham”.  The program will also air “Sometimes He Whispers” from Jay Parrack and Vocal Event as well as videos from the Lefevre Quartet and Jeff and Sheri Easter.  The episode also includes an exclusive interview with Back Home, originating from one of the video’s locations.

“Originally airing in 2014 this episode garnered many comments and requests for information on the “Birmingham” video” said Roger Spears, program producer.  “The other videos in the program are also exceptional and include concept/performance videos from Jay Parrack and Vocal event and the LeFevre Quartet, and a concert video from Jeff and Sheri Easter”, Spears concluded. This special episode was produced at the Dixie Freeze Restaurant in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, and includes an interview with  Back Home and the actress portraying the main character of the story.

Written by Jennifer Layne and Mark Narmore, the idea for “Birmingham” came from a road experience when the group met a waitress in a restaurant who shared her own testimony of failure, rejection, and redemption.  Jennifer shares, “We are so excited about this video. We know that this is not just a young lady’s story.  People need to know that there are churches out there that are full of loving people who want to welcome them in.  And, above all else, there’s a God who loves them no matter what they’ve done or where they’ve been.  We all experience rejection from human beings but God will never turn His back on anyone.”

Hosted by Solid Gospel, Singing News and Butler Music Group veteran Les Butler, Harmony Road is now available to over 85 million television homes across the country in addition to online streaming, ROKU, mobile app and more,

Information on Harmony Road, Its affiliates and time slots can be found atwww.harmonyroadtv.com.  Viewers can also interact with the program on Facebook at Harmony Road TV and on twitter@harmonyroadtv.   Information on Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse resort can be found at www.thesmokehouse.com.

Harmony Road is produced and distributed by Harmony Road Productions and features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland Network, The NRB Network (including DirecTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, WGNM-TV in Macon, WYBU-TV in Columbus, GA/Phoenix City, AL.  Also find the program on the WALKtv network (including ROKU), Harmony Gospel in Greeneville, SC,  DCT3in Middle Tennessee, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, Charter Cable in Clarksville, Cookeville/Crossville, Sevier County, and Lebanon and  WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL.  Harmony Road has recently added affiliates www.bbntv.org, where the program will be streamed online several times a week.

Affiliates have also been added in Jackson, TN, Beaumont, TX,  and Harrogate, TN.

Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center and WMJN29 is the programs technical director.  More information can be found at www.wmjn29.com.

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