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Written by Staff on February 4, 2018 – 4:27 pm -

The Perrys current lineup: Tracy Stuffle, Joseph Habedank, Libbi Perry Stuffle, Jared Stuffle, and Bryan Walker. Photos Courtesy of The Perrys

The Perrys current lineup: Tracy Stuffle, Joseph Habedank, Libbi Perry
Stuffle, Jared Stuffle, and Bryan Walker. Photos Courtesy of The Perrys

From SGNScoops Magazine November 2010. By Dee Ann Bailey

“I Know What I’m Singing About”
is a cut off The Perrys new project
Blue Skies that is due out in late
November. In 1970, their song be-
gan but it was born from sorrow. In
the midst of that sorrow, they gath-
ered around a piano and began to
sing. And sing they did!

Perrys Blue SkiesThe talent roster that has passed
through The Perrys as they have
made this incredible journey is im-
pressive. Of course, originally it
was the Perrys themselves Randy,
Debra and Libbi, “God’s little peo-
ple.” Then as God began to move
the family members in other direc-
tions and toward other ministries,
Libbi Perry Stuffle and her husband
Tracy continued to carry the banner.
Nicole Watts Jenkins, Mike Bowling,
David Hill, Loren Harris, Justin Ellis,
Nick Trammell, Matt Holt, and more
recently Troy Peach and Bryan Elliot
are some of the talented individuals
that have helped make this group a
fan favorite year after year.

But at the core, at 4’8” is a dynam-
ic alto that has been here since the
beginning, Libbi Perry Stuffle. As
Tracy often says ‘What she is lack-
ing in height God made up in vocal
chords.” Consistently nominated as
fan favorite alto of the year, Libbi is
still amazed when she is awarded
that title.

SGNScoops Magazine 2010

SGNScoops Magazine November 2010

“I don’t deserve this but I’m so
thankful.” In 2009, Libbi stated at
the awards that she often feels like
the problem child when it comes
to the group and sound. “Having
about 20% hearing means that I
must have sound in my ear buds
and when there are problems with
the sound, I’m in trouble. At times
it seems too difficult and I feel like
giving up but then someone shares
a song touched them or the fans
bestow an award that lets me know
they appreciate the message I’m
trying to give. It affirms that I’m
where God wants me to be.”

The road hasn’t been easy and
there have been times when it the
valleys were too dark. In Novem-
ber 2003, The Perrys lost their #1
supporter as their dad left us to go 15
listen to the heavenly choir sing. He was a man loved not only by his family but by group members, past and present and the fans. His race was run and he was now on the other side cheering them on. Still they carried on.

Then on August 11, 2010 a time came that neither of them were really prepared for. Tracy was experiencing
pain and once the doctors saw him, things began to move really fast. In addition to having multiple block-
ages Tracy learned he was a diabetic and also there was a small heart aneurysm. After determining that
would this not be a problem, Tracy’s surgery was set for August 13th.

What the hospital wasn’t prepared for and what Tracy and Libbi didn’t fully understand, was how much they
were loved! The hospital switchboard was overwhelmed and the waiting rooms were overflowing. The love this
couple had inspired was now surrounding them as gentle prayers was being whispered for them not only across the country but around the world.

PerrysThis outpouring of love caused the hospital to ask them to begin a Caring Bridge website to keep everyone updates as their lines could not handle
the influx of calls. As he made it through the surgery and Libbi and Jared were allowed to see him, a collective sigh of relief was heard in many homes that had been praying for
them.

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Memories: Libbi Perry Stuffle

Written by Staff on February 4, 2018 – 2:40 pm -

Libbi Perry Stuffle of the Perrys

Libbi Perry Stuffle of the Perrys

Memories: Libbi Perry Stuffle By Laura Kennedy, July 2012. Published by SGNScoops Magazine 

 

    One of six children, Southern Gospel’s most beloved alto singer recently allowed SGN Scoops the privilege of some talk time. Singing, as Libbi is quick to share, has been her whole life. “I had just turned seven. We started singing on Christmas day, 1970 after the loss of my 13 year old brother, Johnny, that previous July 30, 1970. The Perrys decided to go full time after the loss of my baby brother George who was also 13 at the time of his death on June 5, 1982.”

    The Perrys, in the mid 1980’s, signed with former pianist for the Happy Goodman Family, Eddie Crook on his Morning Star Records label. Libbi later met and married Tracy Stuffle who would then become the group’s longtime bass singer. For over 40 years and throughout various personnel changes, the group has not only been well received, but is one of the leading Mixed Groups in the industry today.

    In my opinion, receiving awards and recognition is evidence of diligence to a skill and craft.  In southern gospel music, the most important ingredient to the success of any writer, musician, or vocal artist is the rich indwelling and guiding force of the Lord Jesus Christ.  And when the Lord allows, an artist can touch and deeply affect the spiritual walk or even awakening of their listener. Libbi is that kind of artist. And as such, has been awarded Singing News Fan Awards for the 2005 Female Vocalist and Alto Singer Of The Year and the 2006 Alto Singer of the Year.  While at the 2009 National Quartet Convention, Libbi was voted Favorite Alto in the 2009 Singing News Fan Awards. Both she and The Perrys received 11, Top 5 nominations in the 2010 Singing News Fan Awards for Favorite Artist, Mixed Group, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Horizon Individual, Young Artist, Alto, Lead, Songwriter, Album, & Song. And most recently, Libbi was awarded Singing News Fan Awards, for the 2011 Favorite Alto of the Year. 

  Libbi Perry Stuffle of the Perrys  Clearly, the traditional tone and strength of Libbi’s voice is what makes her a fan to many. When asked how that particular quality speaks to her, Libbi replies; “It overwhelms me! I never dreamed in a million years that people would even consider my singing anything to be awarded for. To say that I am honored would be an understatement!”

    Late last year, and with much encouragement from her husband, Libbi finally agreed to and has released her first solo album titled, JOURNEY.  “I am excited about my first solo CD! At first when approached about doing it, I said absolutely not. I am not a solo singer, but after a lot of persuading from Tracy, I gave in.” Shares Libbi, “I finally got to sing with some of my heroes that I had dreamed of for so long!  We all have a bucket list and this was on mine. I got to bring in Gerald Wolfe, Mark Trammell, Dailey & Vincent, Randy Perry, Debra Perry Reed, Wayne Haun, Tracy Stuffle, the Sisters and Jeff & Sheri Easter. I was like a little kid on Christmas morning in the studio listening to my heroes sing on my CD! The CD is not fancy, but it’s just me and who I am and the music I love! It’s been a long JOURNEY, but I’ve always had a song!”

    Perrys Upon asking if the music on Journey is similar to her group’s musical sound, Libbi offers; “I’m more of a traditional style singer. I’m not a fancy singer. I’ve listened to a lot of other people’s solo projects, just beautiful singers and then listen to mine and think, ‘That’s real country.’ But you know, we all have our own style. I tried to stick with MY style; what’s ME. I picked songs that fit me. Nor did I use a lot of orchestration. Sometimes I think our message gets lost in the music so I wanted a lot of stuff very traditional. I hope everybody likes it.”  

    Under Daywind Records label, produced by Wayne Haun, JOURNEY is indeed doing very well. Perhaps it’s the easy friendships she has with her heroes that lend such a comfortable tone to the project.  Even more so is the conviction with which Libbi sings.  A poignant moment on the project is the opening of “Reunited” when we hear the Perry children; Randy, Debra and Libbi singing, “Daddy Sang Bass” as children. With deep family harmony, the story of the Perry Family takes a focal view.  

   Perrys It will most assuredly be difficult to pin down a favorite.  When asked if she has one, Libbi offers, “There are 12 songs on the album and to pick a favorite is hard, but probably right now my favorite is a song when I first started singing with my family.  My dad worked away from home and would be gone for two weeks at a time so my mom would have to take us to all of our singings. So on the way back home, my brothers and sisters would get in the back and try to go to sleep. Me and my mom would sit up front.  While she would drive, I would sit on the armrest which we called the hump (this was in  PRE SEATBELT LAW days). I would put my arm around her neck and we would sing “Jesus Hold My Hand” all the way home. We only knew the first verse and the chorus. And we would sing it over and over… My brothers and sisters would wake up and say, ‘Could y’all please sing another song!?!’ Or, ‘Just learn the words to this one!’  So, when I started putting the songs together for the album, the first one I thought of was “Jesus Hold My Hand.”  My mom had a massive stroke in 2000 so I wanted to do something for her. It’s a little bluegrassy so I brought in my friends Dailey and Vincent and they just did a killer job on it. We’ve sang it out and the crowd really seems to embrace it. It kind of throws them off because they don’t think of me singing bluegrass, but I’m a BIG Bluegrass FANATIC!  This was for my mom and you know what, I still don’t know the second verse!  So when we sing it out, I tell the people, ‘I still don’t know the second verse, so if I miss the words …nothing’s changed in 41 years!’ It’s my favorite song right now, but you go through seasons in your life where one song in this season may mean a lot to you. Then you go through another season and a song that maybe you didn’t look at a whole lot before and it will take on a whole new meaning. For this season, this is my favorite.”

    Many of us have continued to be in awe of the health changes that Libbi and her husband, Tracy have woven into their lives.  Tracy Stuffle experienced cardiac arrest almost two years ago. He had five blockages and needed to undergo open heart surgery, also discovering that he was suffering from diabetes as well. After Tracy’s 7-hour surgery, he recovered sufficiently to return home less than a week after the cardiac incident.  Libbi explains; “We have had to learn the hard way that your health is important! We are not getting any younger and being on the road can be brutal to your body if you don’t try to take care of it. So, we are trying to do our part to keep it in check!”  She continues; “Eating healthy is the way that Tracy and I have lost so much weight. The food is low-fat, low-carb, low cholesterol and low sodium. Basically- a bale of hay and a glass of ice water. Haha We eat a lot of grilled food, a lot of fresh vegetables.  He eats much like the way God really intended for us to eat to keep our temple in shape. It’s a lifestyle change. We don’t say the “d” word because when you say the “d” word, your brain starts freaking out saying ‘Oh No! That means I can’t have food!’.  If you fall off the wagon, get back on it! Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t go back to eating; just get back on the wagon.”  

  Perrys  With NQC 2012 just around the corner, I always like to remember years past and all that is still ahead at the next convention.  And after Libbi’s great advice on healthy eating, I’m going to diligently resolve to bypass one of my favorite things at NQC… the waffle cones!  But seriously though, there are those beautiful moments that the artists create for us that we take back home with us after NQC week.  And there are also those impromptu moments that are just divine pieces of Heaven.  Libbi shares one of hers with us; “My most memorable NQC was back when it was in Nashville, in 1991. One of my biggest heroes was Vestal Goodman. We had just recorded a Dottie Rambo song called, “Tears Will Never Stain The Streets of that City” and Dottie was at the convention so we asked her if she would come on stage to sing this song with us. She said, “Yes!” And it really shocked us. So, we’re on stage singing and she’s singing with us.  It just so happened that Tracy looked at the side of the stage then said to me, ‘Vestal Goodman is sitting on the side of the stage watching!’  I was like, ‘No she’s not,’ because he’s always kiddin’ me. But he said, ‘I promise you Libbi. She is sitting over there watching.’ So I just kind of eased over there and looked and sure enough, she was!! When we came off the stage from singing, Tracy said you need to go up and talk to her. I said, ‘I can’t. She doesn’t know me.’ I was bawling because she’s like Elvis to me!  So Tracy went up to her and said, ‘My wife is so shy and the biggest dream she’s ever had is to meet you.’  She looked at me and said, ‘Darlin’, you come over here. Don’t ever be afraid to come and talk to me.’ She grabbed my hand and immediately prayed. I was crying. She didn’t even know me but yet she was praying for me!  She just treated me like I’d never been treated before.”

    Libbi is ever moving forward, working to convey the message of Christ to as many individuals as possible.  She offers, “There’s an urgency to tell people that Jesus Christ is SOON returning and if you’ve not accepted Him as your personal Savior to please not wait until it’s too late!! We don’t know the day or the hour of His returning, so it’s important to be prepared!!”

    

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The Perrys are you certain what do you expect me to do now oh we’re going to have a section every magazine starting with this one so what do you have from the last year that’s Christian country that might not have been put in the magazine just by chance I had one so he sends it into them now February and so that takes advantage of Stacy and everybody they finally got everything put in and now we get the stuff to proof at 9 at night and then he tells me also tonight do we need everything that we’ve ever done on the Perry’s put on the website

On the road with The Perrys, Libbi Perry Stuffle is taking care of herself and the boys as much as any moment calls for.  “My boys are really a good bunch of guys. I don’t have to pick up after them. Now, I do have a 20 year old son that I have to pick up after but as far as the other guys, they are very clean fanatics. I’m the mom though so when they get sick, I’m the Dr.  When they pop a button off a suit, I’m the seamstress. So I wear different titles for whatever is needed, but it’s not bad. I learn a lot. We sit and talk…a lot. It’s really fun.”

    “And they take care of me too,” Libbi continues; “When Tracy was sick the guys came together and just helped me with him and whatever I needed, they were there. They were like family and very thoughtful to me.”  When not on the road, Libbi tells me they will do just about anything to get off that bus. “We watch hockey!  We are big hockey fanatics! The Nashville Predators!!! If we have a day off, we will stop and go to the movies or if we’re in Florida, we’ll go to Disney.  We’re just like a family, where one goes, we all go together like the Partridge Family. We’ll make anything fun!”

  The Perrys are working on releasing a new album, but “Blue Skies”, their current CD is still going strong! “It’s had two number 1 songs; “Blue Skies” & “Celebrate Me Home.”  And also, “Celebrate Me Home” won a Dove Award in April for Southern Gospel Song of the Year! So with my solo CD doing great, and people seeming to really like it, I am happy, happy, happy!” says Libbi.

     In April of this year, the Perrys released CELEBRATE ME HOME DVD recorded live in Nashville at Oak Tree Studios. Libbi offers; “It’s something cool for the listeners. We’re sharing stories behind the songs.  We realize that sometimes when you know the story behind the song; it gives the song a whole new meaning. We even brought the pastor of our church in and interviewed him.”

   Thank you Libbi, for sharing your family, your music, and your heart for the Lord with us. And make sure to visit her at www.perrysministries.com to connect and say hello.


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Younger Perspective With Jared Stuffle of the Perrys

Written by Staff on February 4, 2018 – 9:29 am -

Jared Stuffle of the Perrys c 2014

Jared Stuffle of the Perrys c 2014

Younger Perspective With Jared Stuffle By Erin Stevens

If you are an avid Southern Gospel fan, then you would have some idea what the The Perrys have been through with regard to Tracy’s health this past year. This family is a testimony to what true, unwavering faith in a sovereign Lord really looks like. This month, I had the chance to talk with Tracy & Libbi’s son, Jared. Life has undoubtedly been rough for this young man as of late, but instead of focusing on that today, I thought Jared deserved to talk about why he loves traveling and singing. Take it away, Jared…

 

Erin: How old were you when you started traveling with your family?

Jared: I was cleared by a doctor to travel when I was two weeks old and I have been on the road, full-time since then.

 

Erin: It’s no small thing that while your dad was still recovering in the hospital, you stepped up to the plate and started singing with the group. What was that transition time like for you personally?

Jared: It was challenging to say the least. It has been very different, but I’m starting to get more comfortable, and am relaxing into it more.

 

Erin: When you’re off the road, what would you usually be found doing?

Jared: It would have to be one of five things: either a hockey game, golfing, church, going to the movies or just hanging out around the house with my friends.

 

Erin: What is the funniest thing a fan has ever said to you?

Jared: That’s a tough one. Several people lately have come to the table and think I’m Dad, so that’s always interesting!

 

Erin:  Night after night in concert, what song touches you the most and why?

Jared: I really love “Calvary Answers For Me.” I’ve always loved that song, and now getting to sing it is great. The song title pretty much sums up why it’s my favorite.

 

Erin: Share something about yourself that no one would ever guess?

Jared: Let’s see, it would probably have to be that I collect vinyl records, and that I am absolutely terrified of snakes…I can’t stand those things!

 

Erin: Who are the top 5 artists you would be found listening to most often on your iPod?

Jared: Tough one, because I’m constantly listening to music, and I like such a wide variety…but here goes:

1.Michael Bublé

2.Justin Timberlake

3.Kari Jobe

4.Coldplay

5.Imagine Dragons

 

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The Perrys 2014

Erin: What would you consider to be your most embarrassing moment on the road?

Jared: Oh wow! I try my best to avoid embarrassing moments, but just the other night, our soundboard decided to completely reset itself in the middle of a concert. I had to leave the stage, and entirely reset the sound, while the group kept singing – that was pretty embarrassing!

 

Erin:  Who is/are the biggest musical influence(s) in your life?

Jared: Well definitely Mom and Dad, but the other would probably be Michael Bublé. He’s such an incredible singer and has a huge voice!

 

Erin: In your professional roadie opinion, what is the greatest and the hardest part about traveling around the country with your family?

Jared: The hardest part would be missing out on a lot at home, but the greatest would be seeing places that most people only dream of, along with meeting great people.

 

Erin: Who do you usually hang out with most on the bus?

Jared: Probably our bus driver Mark. I’ve known him for a long time, and I usually stay up late talking to him while he drives.

 

Erin: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Jared: Hopefully singing! That’s what I want to do, plus I wouldn’t mind having my own studio.

 

Erin: And in closing, how would encourage your fellow roadie friends as they minister week in and week out? (and for those wondering – they need encouragement as much as anyone!)

Jared: Remember why we do this. It isn’t just a job, and you always have to remember that because it isn’t about fame or awards, it’s about leading people to Christ and encouraging those who need it!

 

Thank you, Jared, for opening up and sharing a little glimpse of your heart for ministry with the readers. To you, the fans, I urge you the next time you’re at a Perrys concert to take a moment to encourage Jared for a job well done. Let him know just how thankful you are for what an example he is to the young and old alike. Until next month, Scoops fans…

 

And that’s my take on it.

By Erin Stevens


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Happy Birthday Libbi Perry Stuffle

Written by scoopsnews on November 16, 2015 – 11:05 am -

 

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Today is Libbi Perry Stuffle’s Birthday. Join us in wishing Libbi the best Birthday ever! Leave her a comment below.

 

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Southern Gospel Music Association Celebrates with Tracy Stuffle for 30 Years with The Perrys

Written by Staff on October 31, 2015 – 5:50 am -

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Perrys

Pigeon Forge, TN  (October 29, 2015) – The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) celebrated today with The Perrys as Tracy Stuffle marked 30 years as the groups award winning bass singer.

 

On behalf of the SGMA, Arthur Rice, president, congratulated Tracy Stuffle at a presentation at the Pines Theater at Dollywood.  Rice also read a proclamation from the Tennessee State Senate that declared Tracy Stuffle as having a genuine heart for the people.  The proclamation further stated “it is fitting that the members of this legislative body should honor those artists who, use their extraordinary talents, serve God with dedication, vigor, and enthusiasm and continue to bring renown to the State of Tennessee”.

 

Rick Francis with Singing News magazine presented a plaque on behalf of the publication in conjunction with StowTown Records to commemorate the day.

The Perrys are artists recording under StowTown Records.

 

The Perrys

The Perrys

Many of the Perrys fellow artists joined the tribute via video messages.  Making a special appearance, joining the Perrys on stage was Judy Hess, Joyce Sanders and Jonathan Martin of the Martins.  Together, the sibling group surrounded Tracy and sang an a cappella hymn.

 

In true to Tracy Stuffle style, the celebration was topped off with Tracy singing, “Time Has Made a Change”.  The song is a solo from the new album, “Sing”.

 

While 30 years is significant, this one for Tracy Stuffle is even more important.  Following the enormous struggles that Tracy has overcome after a life altering series of debilitating strokes and other major medical complications, he is on stage smiling and singing to everyone’s delight.

 

Having survived the biggest trial of their lives, the family stands together both in life and on stage along with son Jared Stuffle at bass, Andrew Goldman at lead and Troy Peach singing baritone.  The Perrys have a renewed passion for encouraging others for Christ.

 

The release of their newest project from StowTown Records, “Sing” features songs that remind that God is there in the “Unexpected Storm”.  The first single “Keep On” is already impacting fans and friends alike with the message that no matter how bad your situation we must “Keep On” with resilience and steadfastness.  With the brilliance of the Perrys producer, Wayne Haun, fans should soon be acquainted with the entire album.

 

perrys“Go God, go!” has been Libbi Perry Stuffle’s mantra since that terrifying January night in 2013 when Tracy suffered the first stroke while driving.  “Countless nights many have prayed over Tracy, this celebration is for all Perrys fans!” said Libbi.

 

“It seemed appropriate that this date fell during the Gospel and Harvest Celebration at this renowned theme park”, remarked Troy Peach.  “We are thrilled that the SGMA shared this day with The Perrys and recognize Tracy’s contribution to the world of Southern Gospel Music.”  Peach continued.

 

Tracy Stuffle is husband to original Perrys member, Libbi Perry Stuffle and father of Jared Stuffle.

 

Established in 1994, the Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) is a professional preservation association of artists, songwriters, industry workers and fans founded to preserve, protect and promote Southern Gospel Music, its history and heritage.

 

The SGMA operates the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., which welcomes more than one million visitors annually to read and observe displays and memorabilia from a century of gospel music.  Thousands of items from some of the greatest singers, writers and musicians are displayed.  The facility includes a gift shop that carries one of the country’s largest Southern gospel music selections.  The SGMA also specializes in vintage and difficult-to-find Southern gospel music products.

 

The SGMA welcomes anyone who loves Southern Gospel music to join the association.  Partnerships are available at the website.

 

For more information on the SGMA and the SGMA Hall of Fame, visit SGMA.org

 

For more information on The Perrys, visit perrysministries.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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SGN Scoops NQC Scrapbook: The Perrys, Sheri Easter, Karen Peck and More

Written by Staff on October 4, 2015 – 10:41 am -

The Perrys

The Perrys

SGN Scoops was blessed to have several of our staff and our Social Media team on hand at the National Quartet

Sonya Browder

Sonya Browder

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The Perrys

Convention. Michelle and Pat Drummond brought us some very special pictures from the week of concerts which they attended as artists. The Drummond Family are from Florida and are an excellent family group that you need to hear! You can find out more about them here.

Be sure to return often to the SGN Scoops website page and to the SGN Scoops Facebook page for more great pictures and artist features. The October SGN Scoops digital magazine will be available soon with a cover story you won’t want to miss! Watch for it!

Karen Peck Gooch, Kelly Nelon Clark, Tracy Stuffle

Karen Peck Gooch, Kelly Nelon Clark, Tracy Stuffle

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Mike Bowling, Loren Harris, Libbi Perry Stuffle

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NQC Main Stage

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SGN Scoops at NQC on Thursday Night: Canton Junction, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Trio, More!

Written by Staff on October 2, 2015 – 7:37 am -

Canton Junction

Canton Junction

At SGN Scoops, we love Southern Gospel music and its artists; not sure if you knew that or not! NQC has a lot of them and we have pictures.

Daniel Ashmore-The Old Paths

Daniel Ashmore-The Old Paths

Canton Junction, Greater Vision, Old Paths, the Perrys, Mark Trammell Quartet, the Mylon Hayes Family, Joseph Habedank, Nick Trammell, Loren Harris, Bryan Walker, Mike Bowling, Troy Peach, Libbi Perry Stuffle, Tracy Stuffle and the Voices of Lee are all shown here!

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Tim Rackley – Old Paths

SGN Scoops is so proud of all of our contributors every month. Do you know we have artists that share their hearts with us in every issue? Kelly Nelon Clark, David Staton, Dusty Wells, Sherry Anne, Laurette Willis, and the legendary Lou Wills Hildreth all have monthly articles.  We are so thankful for them! If you see them at NQC, tell them how much you enjoy their writing.

The group whose picture is on the top of this feature, Canton Junction, was

Doug Roark-The Old Paths

Doug Roark-The Old Paths

the cover feature in our August edition. Craig Harris wrote the feature and he also provides us with these terrific photographs.

We have many wonderful writers that do their very best to bring the best of the Gospel music world to you every month. Bethany Cook, Candi Combs, Dan Duncan, Dean Adkins, Erin Stevens, Jaquita Lindsey, Jennifer Campbell, Justin Gilmore, Justin McLeod, Lorraine Walker, Lynn Mills, Marcie Gray, Matt Baker, Paige Givens, Randall Hamm, Robert York, Roger Barkley Jr., Roger Speers, Rhonda Wooten, Selena

Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision

Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision

Day, Sheri LaFontaine, Timmy Williamson, Tina Wakefield, Vivian Belknap, and Vonda Easley all share their talents with us. We are so proud of all that they do!

Thank you for reading SGN Scoops magazine every month. Be sure to share each edition with your friends and family, and to let all of our contributors know how much you enjoy their features!

Joseph Habedank, Nick Trammell, Loren Harris, Bryan  Walker, Mike Bowling

Joseph Habedank, Nick Trammell, Loren Harris, Bryan Walker, Mike Bowling

For the September edition of SGN Scoops magazine with the cover story on the super Gaither Vocal Band, click

Kennedy Hayes and the Mylon Hayes Family

Kennedy Hayes and the Mylon Hayes Family

Wendy and Mylon Hayes

Wendy and Mylon Hayes

Matt Hagee and Canton Junction

Matt Hagee and Canton Junction

Mike Bowling, Loren Harris, Troy Peach

Mike Bowling, Loren Harris, Troy Peach

Nick Trammell, Mike Bowling, Loren Harris, Libbi  Stuffle

Nick Trammell, Mike Bowling, Loren Harris, Libbi Stuffle

Tracy Stuffle, Andrew Goldman

Tracy Stuffle, Andrew Goldman

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Loren Harris

Nick, Charlie, Mark Trammell

Nick, Charlie, Mark Trammell

here. Look for the October edition

Voices Of Lee

Voices Of Lee

Voices Of Lee

Voices Of Lee

Voices Of Lee

Voices Of Lee

 

coming soon!


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Candi’s Catch-ups: The Perrys

Written by Staff on February 5, 2015 – 8:00 am -

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Perrys

New Faces in Some Old Familiar Places

By Candi Combs 

It is not uncommon for the Perrys to open their concerts with the title track from Blue Sky’s Coming. What is unusual is to see a new guy and an old guy. To hear Libbi Perry Stuffle describe it, The Perrys now have, “A Yankee and a prodigal.” Former Perry, Troy Peach is now in the lead vocal position with the Perrys.

Perrys

Perrys

Standing on either side of Libbi Perry Stuffle and Troy Peach is Libbi and Tracy Stuffle’s 22-year-old son Jared, bringing the bass part for his dad, and Andrew Goldman of Evansville, IN, who joined the Perrys several months ago. Goldman is a familiar face to most fans as he was a part of the all-male quartet, Union Street. This was the line-up as we sat back to enjoy a great concert by The Perrys.

Libbi and Tracy Stuffle

Libbi and Tracy Stuffle

As the group settled in, Libbi took the lead with “Still Blessed.” Indeed, Libbi can say that she is still blessed after the two-year adjustment to the family following Tracy’s stroke in January 2013.   Tracy was at the front of the church watching the group, which was inspiring to everyone.

Troy Peach was completely comfortable in his new role as lead singer and emcee

Troy Peach

Troy Peach

for the Perrys’ stage ministry. The new faces took time to demonstrate what they could do together. This pair worked in great harmony in a duet of “Cleft of the Rock.” When Libbi and Jared joined in, the new blend was something to get excited about! Seamlessly, and as if they have always been together, they performed the radio hit single, “I Talked to God This Morning.”

Andrew Goldman

Andrew Goldman

Libbi then shared the story of how Troy came to return to the Perrys. She shared that in a conversation, which Troy initiated, he told her, “I just feel this is where God wants me to be.” Gospel music is full of personnel changes, but no one can argue with reasoning under God’s direction. While discussing the departure of Bryan Walker into a full time pulpit ministry, Libbi quipped, “I feel like I sent one son to college while the prodigal came home.”

Libby and Jared Stuffle

Libby and Jared Stuffle

Following these introductions, the group sang the Perrys’ classic, “He is Mine.” In a perfect segue, “I Can Trust Him” was sung with great conviction by Libbi. At this point, the group came off the platform and joined Tracy at the front. With a great big smile, Libbi stepped back while all four men sang “Three Crosses.” Just a few short weeks ago, Tracy was able to sing although somewhat with weakness on stage at NQC 2014. But this day, Tracy was very much holding his own vocally. This remarkable performance was nothing short of a demonstration of God’s power, touching every spirit in the room with Tracy’s great courage.

Libbi, Jared, Troy and Andrew returned to the platform to sing “I Rest My Case at the Cross.” This anthem was always a song of testimony for Tracy but this day, it served to speak volumes more than just what the lyrics could say. This song is now a testimony of complete surrender and dependence on God and what He did on that Cross. The message of the Gospel along with the emotion of the voices of the Perrys came through with complete clarity.

Libbi came forward with “Celebrate Me Home” which is just a natural way to communicate the need for salvation to everyone listening. Troy followed with sharing his salvation story by announcing, “I have made my reservation for that celebration! Satan will always bring things up that I regret but Calvary has a response.”

The Perrys

The Perrys

New faces with the same message of Jesus! The Perrys are a living testimony of what they sing. With a shining spirit of what God can bring one family through, the Perrys are relentless in their desire to share. Libbi wants everyone to know that, “This new season brings heavy responsibility. The days are long and hard, it is easy to become discouraged. And then I look at how faithful He is; the only thing I can say is, go God go!”

Troy Peach brings just the talent and leadership that the Perrys need at this time. Andrew Goldman is a rising star who matures with every performance. Jared looks strong and tall beside his mother. As for Libbi, this tiny woman is respected more than she can imagine. Her faithfulness to the ministry amidst so many barriers makes her a pillar of which any age, any gender can be in awe of. She stands with her family and with her God, making the Perrys an example of what being a Christian should look like.

See the Perrys in person to hear the new talent at www.perrysministries.com .

For more concert updates and features by Candi Combs and other SGN Scoops staff, read the latest SGN Scoops digital magazine at www.sgnscoops.com

 

 

 


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Update From Libbi Perry Stuffle

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 8, 2015 – 8:39 am -

Libbi Perry Stuffle

Libbi Perry Stuffle

Great News Libbi … We Are All Praying For You

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StowTown Records and Lifeway Christian Stores Host The Perrys “Into His Presence” CD Release Party

Written by SGN Scoops on April 10, 2014 – 3:09 pm -

NASHVILLE, TN (April 10, 2014) – The Perrys kicked off their debut StowTown Records project, “Into His Presence,” with a memorable CD release party at the LifeWay Christian store in Hendersonville, TN.perrys
The hometown crowd was treated to a live performance of new songs, including their first single, “I Can Trust Him,” now gaining attention at radio. Libbi Perry Stuffle updated the audience on the miracle of Tracy Stuffle’s recovery from a stroke, and then invited her husband to sing his new duet, “Three Men on a Mountain,” with their son, Jared. Those attending were moved by the clear testimony of God’s grace over the past fourteen months, but they were also blessed with an unexpected bonus — many well-placed humorous comments from Tracy during the festivities, resulting in laughter and applause from the crowd. The Perrys topped off the celebration by sharing cake and conversation with the fans, as well as autographing the new CD.
Into His Presence” is now available at Christian retail stores everywhere through Provident Distribution, in addition to online outlets, including the “New and Noteworthy” section on iTunes. This recording represents a fresh chapter for The Perrys, the legendary family group which formed around the piano on Christmas Day in 1970. The 11-song CD reflects their new partnership with StowTown Records.

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