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ANDREW BRUNET AND FRIENDS BECOMES NATIONALLY SYNDICATED

Written by Staff on January 30, 2019 – 10:29 am -

 

ANDREW BRUNET AND FRIENDS BECOMES NATIONALLY SYNDICATED

ANDREW BRUNET AND FRIENDS BECOMES NATIONALLY SYNDICATED

Rock Hill, S.C. (JANUARY 30, 2019) – Andrew Brunet and Friends is celebrating recent growth as the radio show now is a nationally syndicated show, reaching millions of listeners across the nation with the sound of Southern gospel music.

Our goal is to reach the lost and dying souls in the world with the message of hope and encouragement, to share that no matter what trial they face, Christ is with them and will supply their needs according to His riches in glory,” shared Andrew Brunet.

It all began in 2014 with a vision to share encouragement and to carry the light of Jesus in a lost and dying world.

ANDREW BRUNET AND FRIENDS BECOMES NATIONALLY SYNDICATEDAndrew said, “I started listening to gospel music by the Inspirations and the Gaither Homecoming Hour, among others, when I was 14 years old. I knew that this was the industry I wanted to become a part of. God put me in touch with a special friend in Alabama over at WZCT, Rejeana Leeth, who was willing to give this boy a shot at trying to spin the best of gospel music and the rest is history.”

Major artists such as Gordon Mote, Rodney Griffin of Greater Vision, Les Butler, Charlotte Ritchie, Bradley Walker and Buddy Liles have made appearances on the show, and there is a strong lineup of artists on the calendar for 2019.

Andrew Brunet and Karen Peck

Andrew Brunet and Karen Peck

Artists wishing to schedule an appearance can call Andrew Brunet directly at (803) 374-4069 or send an email to abrunetandfriends@gmail.com

Listeners can tune in Monday through Friday from 10am to Noon on www.bikertv.org to watch the broadcast live online or can tune in to the radio broadcasts listed below:

Saturdays: 7:00 a.m. (PST) – RacMan Christian Radio

Sundays: 10:00 a.m. (CST) – WLDX – The River; 1:00 p.m. (EST) – AM 760 WCIS; 4:00 p.m. (EST) – Notespire Radio; 7:00 p.m. (EST) – Star99 Radio

Mondays: 4:00 p.m. (EST) – Appalachian Gospel Radio

Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m. (EST) – RacMan Christian Radio; 8:00 p.m. (EST) – WBNI Radio

 

 

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“25 Days of Sharing” -Les Butler

Written by scoopsnews on December 4, 2018 – 3:35 am -

December is a time for sharing. At Christmas, we (Christians) celebrate The Greatest Gift of All, Jesus Christ.

Over the next few weeks we will be talking with many industry leaders, artists, pastors, promoters, etc. and asking them questions.  They will “share” the answer to the question in 10 seconds or less. We are asking for their best advice on many different topics.

 

Question number 4 goes to Les Butler, owner of Butler Music  Group.

Les, you’ve been around a lot of Bluegrass music in your time and promoted many number 1 songs. What advice would you give a Bluegrass group in picking a radio single in 10 seconds or less?


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SGNScoops welcomes Les Butler

Written by Staff on December 3, 2018 – 1:26 pm -

Les Butler playing and singing at Hominy Valley

Les Butler playing and singing at Hominy Valley

Seattle, Washington  (Dec. 3, 2018) SGNScoops Magazine has built a solid core of readers since it’s inception as a digital magazine in 2009. During that time, artists from a broad spectrum of Christian music have been featured, including Balsam Range, Zach Williams and the Isaacs.

Butler with Isaccs at Larry's Diner

Butler with Isaccs at Larry’s Diner

Rob Patz, owner and publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, has brought on staff a strong voice in gospel music, to feature highlight the Bluegrass side of Christian music. Les Butler, of Butler Music Group, will begin writing for the magazine in 2019.

Midnight Jamboree: Les Butler and Jimmy Fortune

Midnight Jamboree: Les Butler and Jimmy Fortune

“Although I’m mostly known as a Southern gospel guy, my Bluegrass roots run deep; very deep,” says Butler. “I grew up on Flatt and Scruggs, Live from Carnegie Hall. Earl was the first to show me his three-finger banjo roll. I’ve played and toured with Dailey and Vincent.  I’ve been blessed to host a national award-winning syndicated Bluegrass Gospel show for over 20 years. Yes, I guess it’s safe to say that in addition to being a Southern Gospel guy, I am also a Bluegrass guy.”

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Les Butler at TNN

“We are thrilled to have Les Butler come on board SGNScoops,” says Patz. “Les and I have known each other for some time, and I’ve wanted to add his exceptional talent to the magazine for awhile. We both feel the time is now right for him to share this part of his life with us.”

Les Butler Interviewing Marty Raybon

Les Butler Interviewing Marty Raybon

Butler continues, “I’m pleased to announce that I will be writing a monthly Bluegrass gospel column, ‘Les Butler and Friends,’ for my friend Rob Patz starting in the January issue of SGNScoops Magazine.  I think you’re going to enjoy getting to know some of my Bluegrass buddies!”

March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Les Butler and friends will be added to the SGNScoops Magazine’s regular features beginning next month. More information can be found at www.sgnscoops.com.


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Les Butler- A Strong Start to 41st Year!

Written by Staff on November 5, 2018 – 5:58 pm -

Les Butler- A Strong Start to 41st Year!

Les Butler- A Strong Start to 41st Year!

Nashville, TN (October 29, 2018 )  Wow, what a start to year #41 for Les Butler!

We are pleased to announce that in the most recent four-week charting period Les Butler, Butler Music GroupFamily Music Group and the artists we represent have all done quite well!

Les and his companies have had 8 of the top 100 songs on the most recent SGN Scoops Charts and 7 of the top 80 songs on the Singing News Southern Gospel Charts!  Five of those songs were produced by Les Butler, four of those artists were BMG Managementartists with two also being on the Family Music Group label. Six of the songs were promoted by Family Music Group promotions!

The Williamsons, “Jesus, What a Wonderful Name” and “Every Moment, Every Mountain, Every Mile” & The Old Time Preachers Quartet, “When I Wake Up to Sleep No More” are both represented by the Family Music Group labeland managed by Butler Music Group; the songs were produced by Les Butler.

Les Butler- A Strong Start to 41st Year!

Les Butler at Diamond Awards

Tim Livingston, “I Want to Be the One” & The Coffmans, “If I Have To” were both promoted by Family Music Group Radio Promotion and the songs were produced by Les Butler.

Sacred Harmony “Up to Something” is managed by Butler Music Group and the song was produced by Les Butler.

The Ferguson Family, “Looking Through the Eyes of Love” is managed by Butler Music Group with Family Music Group Radio Promotion.

The Arenos, “Back to My Senses,” The Goulds, “Love Never Ends,” and The Stephens “Come Go with Me to the Well” songs were promoted by Family Music Group Radio Promotion.

Thank you to all of the fans and DJs who have made these songs and artists your favorites!

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management  services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet  and Jason Davidson. 

BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson.   Over the last 40 years, radio Promotion artists have included Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Dunaways, Larry Gatlin, and many others.

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 40 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

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Old Time Preachers Quartet Announces Departure

Written by Staff on July 27, 2018 – 11:20 am -

Old Time Preachers Quartet

Old Time Preachers Quartet

Nashville, TN (July 24, 2018) The Old Time Preachers Quartet have announced that Lee McNeill has resigned as lead singer of the group but will remain with them throughout 2018 as they search for a new member.

“Lee took a great church in Mechanicsville, VA last year. As it should, this is taking all of his time and effort. Early this year Lee told me he’d give the quartet until the end of the year to find another lead singer. He simply couldn’t do it all.Adam Borden has been singing the majority of the dates that Lee couldn’t make this year. And, by the way, Adam has been knocking it out of the park and will continue to travel with us on the weekends.  We are currently praying and looking for the right man to join the group. This is a challenging position to fill. All of the members maintain their own personal preaching and singing schedules, plus, Tim and I also have businesses. We appreciate your prayers as we seek God’s will for our group. Oh, and allow me to add this, being given a 12 month notice is unheard of. This speaks to Lee’s character. We can’t thank him enough for giving us such a long notice! We wish he could stay until the horn blows, but we totally get it. We will miss his talent. We will miss his spirit. And I “think” we’ll miss his stunts! LEE MCNEILL IS CRAZY,” stated Les Butler.

Old Time Preachers Quartet

Lee McNeil

Lee McNeil said, “I’m gonna miss singing with these guys. Some of the greatest men you’ll ever meet are a part of the Old Time Preachers Quartet. Love you guys.”

The Old Time Preachers Quartet have quickly emerged as one of Gospel’s top quartets, claiming multiple Singing New Top 20 hits and appearing at major events such as Dollywood, National Quartet ConventionBluegate Theaterand others.

For more information on the Old Time Preachers Quartet, go to oldtimepreachersquartet.com. To contact the Old Time Preachers Quartet about the lead position, contact Les Butler atles@butlermusicgroup.com.

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson. BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson.   Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE

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BIG NIGHT FOR BUTLER MUSIC GROUP ARTISTS AT 2017 DIAMOND AWARDS

Written by Staff on November 2, 2017 – 1:52 pm -

Butler Music Group's Winning Artists: Williamons, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Heaven's Mountain Band, Sacred Harmony and Matt Felts.

Butler Music Group’s Winning Artists: Williamons, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Sacred Harmony and Matt Felts.

Nashville, TN (November 1, 2017) Butler Music Group works with many of the top artists in Southern Gospel Music and the 2017 Diamond Awards honored many BMG artists last night. BMG entered the night with seven artists nominated in eleven categories and walked away winning six.

The Williamsons have built a reputation as the best mixed-quartet in Southern Gospel Music and last night they were awarded as Mixed Group of the Year. Sadie Williamson was also a special part of the night as she was the official “trophy girl.”

Heaven’s Mountain Band showed why they are mentioned along artists such as the Primitives and Issacs. They brought home multiple awards, Album of the Year, “This Old House of Mine,” and Song of the Year, “I’ll Ride This Ship to the Shore.” They were also nominated for Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year.

Sacred Harmony has been quickly catching the eyes

Matt Felts, Diamond Award winner

Matt Felts, Diamond Award winner

and ears of the Southern Gospel industry for their unique sound that blends traditional Gospel with more contemporary styles. They were honored with the Favorite New Trio award and was also a finalist in the Video of the Year category.

In only two years, the Old Time Preachers Quartet have established themselves as the hottest new group in Gospel Music. The quartet won Favorite New Quartet. They were also nominated for Album of the Year.

While not a new name to Southern Gospel fans, Matt Felts is charting new territories as a soloist. In his first year as a soloist, Matt was nominated for Favorite Male Vocalist and won the Sunrise Artist award. Butler Music Group was blessed to have the Coffmans and Jason Davidson also nominated in the Sunrise Artist Category.

“Wow, what a night! We are incredibly blessed and honored to work with the best of the best and the Southern Gospel fan spoke through the Diamond Awards. We want to thank Rob Patz and SGN Scoops for an incredible event,” stated Les Butler, Butler Music Group. For more pictures and a list of winners from BMG’s big night, go to the Butler Music Group Facebook page.

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Master’s Promise Announces Exciting Changes

Written by Staff on September 7, 2017 – 3:26 pm -

Master's Promise Announces Exciting Changes

Master’s Promise Announces Exciting Changes

Nashville, TN (September 1, 2017) After nearly 5 years with the group, Katelyn Montgomery has announced her departure from Master’s Promise, following the trio’s last performance in December of 2017. The group made the announcement via video posted to their Facebook page on August 30. In the video, Montgomery shares that in October of 2016, she made the decision that 2017 would be her last year with the trio, as she is seeking to finish her bachelors degree in business marketing, as well as to pursue mission work.     

    After being given the news of Katelyn’s departure, Hannah and Rachel Sancricca began to pray and seek the Lord as to the next step for their ministry. As God would have it, the answer would be found close to home–yet on the other side of the country. After a long season of prayer, Rachel’s fiancé, Jamie Streetman, current lead singer of Paul’s Journey, made the decision to uproot to Michigan to join Master’s Promise
    “When Katelyn gave her notice in October, Rachel and I weren’t engaged yet, but I already knew that 2017 was the year that I would propose,” Streetman says. “With our long-distance relationship, we had to think long-term. So, following Katelyn’s news, we started having those conversations… If we got married, would she move to Texas? Would I move to Michigan? As we were praying about everything, that’s when the Lord started to really work on my heart and put things in motion. He showed me that this is where I need to be.” The two were engaged in March, and will be married in May of 2018. 
    Members of both Paul’s Journey and Master’s Promise have support one another fully as this transition takes place. “I want to take this time to wish Jamie and Rachel a blessed future together,” says Rod Treme, owner of Paul’s Journey, in a video posted to the Paul’s Journey Facebook page. 
    “We are so blessed with such camaraderie on all fronts in this time of transition. We love and support Katelyn in all of her endeavors, and are so thankful to have had the privilege of serving with her for almost 5 years. I am also very grateful to Rod, with Paul’s Journey. He has been good to Jamie and I, and his blessing on this new season for my fiancé has been such an added peace!” says Rachel. 
    Jamie will complete his last date with Paul’s Journey in October, and will join Rachel, Hannah, and Katelyn this December for this year’s Christmas tour. Starting in in February of 2018, Rachel Sancricca, Hannah Sancricca, and Jamie Streetman will begin travel as the mixed family trio, Master’s Promise.

About Master’s Promise
Master’s Promise is a young trio comprised of Jamie Streetman and sisters Rachel and Hannah Sancricca. The trio is currently a Top 5 Finalist for Favorite New Artist in the Singing News Fan Awards. In 2014, Master’s Promise was awarded a Top 5 slot in the Sunrise Award category of SGN Scoops Magazine’s Diamond Awards; and in 2015, they had the high honor of performing the National Anthem for the grand opening of the new U.S. Border Patrol Station in Detroit.This dynamic group has been privileged to worship on countless stages all across the country.

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson. 

BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson.   Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of thePaul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon,Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

 

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Williamsons featured on SGN Scoops’ Fast Five

Written by Staff on January 8, 2016 – 11:58 am -

The Williamsons receive plaque for Number One song, "Shout"

The Williamsons receive plaque for Number One song, “Shout”

The Williamsons, a mixed Southern Gospel group from Oklahoma, recently celebrated their first number-one song, both in the SGN Scoops Top 100 for October and in the Singing News Top 80 for December. “Shout” is being played regularly by radio stations across the country and has garnered many new fans for the Williamsons.

 

The Williamsons at Creekside 2015

The Williamsons at Creekside 2015

Jaquita Lindsey of the group 11th Hour, recently wrote a feature on The Williamsons for the January 2016 edition of SGN Scoops digital magazine, which will be released shortly. Jaquita tells us:

“The Williamsons started singing in the Midwest around 1969, later to reorganize in 1998. The current group consists of Donnie Williamson and wife,

Donnie Williamson

Donnie Williamson

Lisa; Darin Hebert and Karl Rice. The quartet has been nominated for the Breakthrough Artist of the Year and the Fan Favorite awards for Absolutely Gospel Music, as well as the top ten Favorite New Mixed Group for Singing News. Based out of Wetumka, OK, the Williamsons sing roughly 185 dates per year, but that number is sure to increase with their popularity on the rise.”

SGN Scoops recently invited the Williamsons to participate in their Fast Five. Here are the responses from Donny and Lisa Williamson:

SGN: Wow, a national number-one song!  So what do you think about that?

Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson

Donnie Williamson:   Of course we think it’s great! But to be honest, having a number-one song isn’t going to change what we do very much. We will continue looking for great songs and try to make great recordings, and we will continue sharing the Gospel message everywhere we can. Our mission statement has been “The Williamsons will spread the Gospel through music in order that we may see the lost come to Christ, the Christian uplifted, and provide quality entertainment in a way that honors God.” We don’t plan to change that focus. Hopefully having a number-one song will help us continue our mission and maybe even help us do it in a greater way.

SGN: Why did you choose the song, “Monday,” as a

Karl Rice of the Williamsons

Karl Rice of the Williamsons

follow up to “Shout?”

Donnie: We chose to release “Monday,” following the success of “Shout,” primarily for strategic reasons. We felt like after having our first number-one song, deejays might be a little more interested in what’s coming next. We have always believed in the song and feel it has a message that if heard, can change lives. We know that to be true because we have witnessed it when we perform it live. However, it’s not a feel good song. It’s one that challenges us to reflect on our life and really look deep to find what our children and grandchildren see in us on Monday. Knowing that a slow start in radio was possible we wanted to do everything we could for the song to succeed and felt

Darin Hebert of the Williamsons

Darin Hebert of the Williamsons

that now is the best time. We previously produced a music video to the song that we hope people will watch and share. There is a Youtube link on our website at williamsonsmusic.com.

SGN: Lisa, what prompted the writing of, “Monday?”

Lisa: The only answer I can come up with, is that I looked in the mirror and realized that I needed to do more for our girls. Our girls are not in Sunday school every Sunday like a lot of kids. They travel with us and as a result are at a different church just about every weekend. One day I realized how very insignificant that is in the grand scheme of things. That’s not the only place they can learn about Jesus.

Darin and Karl of the Williamsons

Darin and Karl of the Williamsons

Donnie and I can be their best example of how to live like a Christian. That’s the most important thing we can teach our babies: how to live like Jesus! It’s not hard. Just do it. They will follow us as we follow Christ. Then one day before we even realize it they will be standing on their own spiritual feet. Okay, now I’m just preaching!

SGN: What do you attribute the meteoric rise in your ministry to, in the past year or so?

Donnie: “All things working together for good.” (Romans 8:28). First, we’ve been doing this for quite some time and have made good recordings in the past. However, we felt it was time to pull out all the stops The Williamsonsand make the best recording we could make. We were able to bring Donna King on board to produce the project and that was good move number one. Not only is she a great producer, but also she is a great writer and has contact with numerous other writers. Great production doesn’t matter much if you don’t have the songs to go along with it. She was able to help us secure some great material like “Shout.” About the time we were finishing the project we became involved with Les Butler and the Butler Music Group. (That was) good

The Williamsons

The Williamsons

move number two. Having a great project is wonderful but it might have gone nowhere without the proper management to help promote it. Otherwise, the only ones to hear it might have been the ones we sang to. It’s always good to be part of something bigger that yourself. All these moves that God ordained were also helped by the fact that we feel our friends in radio are anxious for new talent to rise up and share quality songs and recordings. williamsons5We are thankful and humbled that radio has received this project so well. All these things working together have allowed a few more folks to be exposed to the ministry of The Williamsons. Michael Davis at the Dominion Agency has been presenting us for quite some time. Now a few people who call actually know who we are!

SGN: Where do you see the Williamsons in five years?

williamsons

Williamsons

Donnie: 5. In five years it’s very possible that we are all singing around the throne of God! However, if He chooses not to return by 2020 we hope to be doing what we are doing, but hopefully in a little bigger way. Not to bring any recognition or glory to The Williamsons, but we strongly feel that the more opportunities we have to perform and being able to share with more people, the greater chance we have to see results. We also feel there could be some difficult times ahead in this world and during times of difficulty people often move toward the message of the Gospel. We feel there may even be a time in the near future that we might see more Gospel music return to our churches. If so we want to be positioned and ready to fill that need. Also, within the next five years we hope to have two or three more projects stronger than “Tell Somebody!” That may be a difficult task!

 

Thank you so much to The Williamsons and to Les Butler of Butler Music Group/Family Music Group for facilitating the SGN Scoops’ Fast Five. At SGN Scoops, we really appreciate all of the members of the Williamsons and their friendship with us, as well as their annual participation in Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Look for the soon-to-be-released SGN Scoops digital magazine and newspaper for January 2016 for a full feature on The Williamsons by Jaquita Lindsey!

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Harmony Road TV Honored with Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 12, 2015 – 3:35 pm -

Les Butler

Les Butler

 

Received Awards for Host, Website

Signal Mountain, TN – (November 10, 2015) – Harmony Road TV was recently honored with multiple awards and nominations during the 2015 SGN Scoops Diamond Award ceremony.

Harmony Road’s Les Butler won the 2015 Paul Heil Broadcaster of the Year Award for his work as host of the program. Also, www.harmonyroadtv.com won the Diamond Award for Industry Website of the Year. In addition, a video produced by Harmony Road Productions (“The View from Heaven” from Noah Hinshaw) was nominated for video of the year.

Diamond Awards Top Five Nominees Announced“All of us at Harmony Road TV feel blessed to be honored to even be considered for these awards. We are thankful for those that voted and for SGN Scoops Magazine for hosting a wonderful event.” said Roger Spears, Harmony Road TV Producer. “We’re happy that viewers agree that Les is a great host, as he shares his love for, and knowledge of, Southern Gospel music each week. We are also thankful for our webmaster, Danny Joines, who developed and maintains www.harmonyroadtv.com. It’s a destination website for those who want to find out more about the program, including networks and times, photos and show samples.” he concluded.

The Diamond Awards took place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as part of the week long Creek Side Gospel Music Convention, hosted buy SGN Scoops Magazine. Jerry and Jan Goff were hosts for the awards ceremony.

Allan Rhodes is the programs Technical Producer. A thirty minute Southern Gospel video program, Harmony Road TV is available to over 90 million homes nationwide on multiple networks and stations. The program is also available on DirecTV, ROKU, Amazon Fire, mobile app and online. Information can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com.

 

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Harmony Road TV Takes Home Multiple Honors At Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 5, 2015 – 10:46 am -

unnamed (3)Nashville, TN (November 4, 2015) Pigeon Forge, Tennessee was alive with the sounds of Gospel Music as artists and fans alike converged on the Smoky Mountain getaway for the annual Diamond Award show. Harmony Road and Butler Music Group (BMG) was represented in numerous categories for their work in television, radio and video production.

Harmony Road received its first award of the night as Les Butler was given the Paul Heil award for his work as host of the show. The honors continued with Harmony Road TV taking home the award for Favorite Website. Butler states, “I was excited to receive the award on behalf of webmaster Danny Jones and ownership partners, Roger Spears and Allan Rhodes.” Harmony Road TV is the nationally syndicated hit Southern Gospel Show hosted by Les Butler. BMG Management artist Tammy Jones Robinette was also nominated in the Favorite Christian Country Artist award category.

The Williamsons

The Williamsons

The evening was filled with performances and appearances by some of Gospel Music’s top names including Family Music Group artist the Williamsons, Roger Talley, Tammy Jones Robinette, 11Th Hour, and Jerry Goff & Little Jan. The Williamsons thrilled the packed house as they opened the night with their #1 song, “Shout.” Family Music Group radio artist Back Home was present and nominated in the category Favorite Christian Country Group of the Year.

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About Butler Music Group

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Eighth Day, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Kramer’s, Tammy Jones Robinette and Williamson’s.

BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label or Radio Promotion artists include the Williamsons, Canton Junction, Hagees, Matt Hagee, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Dunaways, and many others.

Les Butler Veteran Gospel Music Radio Personality Announces New Ventures

Les Butler

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for over 37 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host Harmony Road TV, a nationally televised Southern Gospel TV show, and he has recently started hosting a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

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