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Branson Gospel Music Revival To Be Held At Tri-Lakes Center Next Week

Written by Scoops Staff on June 23, 2011 – 1:03 pm -

Four-day event to include Dino, HisSong and others and will benefit Convoy Of Hope Disaster Relief

BRANSON, Mo. – (June 23, 2011) – The Branson Gospel Music Revival (formerly Convention) is returning to Branson, Missouri for the third time next week. The four-day annual event heads to a new venue this year, the Tri-Lakes Center, 2527 State Highway 248 in Branson.

Taking place Tuesday, June 28 – Friday, July 1, the gospel celebration consists of daily matinee and evening concerts featuring approximately 75 Gospel musicians from across the United States.

Dino, HisSong, Beyond the Ashes, Kenny Bishop, Ann Downing, Mike Allen, The Williamsons, Praise Incorporated, 2nd Generation, Voices of Glory, Jay Stone Singers, McMillan and Life, Rod Burton, Lynda Lynn, Sunday Edition, Mystery Men, and more will be part of the Revival, which organizers say puts the spotlight on the gospel message.

Also returning will be the popular SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, as well as the Tribute to Albert Brumley and  “Piano Praise” segments. Additionally, a  “New Faces” afternoon concert geared toward teens and those “young at heart” has been added. A Branson GMR Prayer Team, who will pray with audience members and artists alike during the week, is a new addition this year as well.

“We continue to learn and grow and are striving to make this an even more enjoyable event, one that continues to attract new people to this great city every summer,” co-owner and host Rod Burton stated. “Meanwhile, our focus continues to be on fostering a time of refreshing and encouragement for our artists as well as the audience.”

Having won the “Pacesetter of the Year” award from AbsolutelyGospel.com for the second consecutive year, Burton and his wife and partner, Kelly Burton, look forward to building on the success of what they still consider a very new event.

“It has been a true honor to receive some Gospel industry accolades,” Kelly mentions. “What we hope that sort of recognition translates to is more people coming to hear the truly fantastic artists who gather here with us in Branson every summer, so they can receive the message of faith being offered through gospel music.”

On that note, the couple has announced that Wednesday, June 29, will be “Disaster Relief Night” at the Revival, with a portion of all ticket and program book proceeds going to aid victims of Branson and Hollister area flooding as well as the recent catastrophic tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Donations will be made to the Assemblies of God relief organization Convoy of Hope, which has already provided substantial assistance throughout the region.

Concerts are scheduled daily Tuesday, June 28 through Friday, July 1 from noon-4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $18.00 per day for adults and can be purchased by calling the Tri Lakes Center at 1-800-785-1550 or 417-336-0219.

More information about Branson Gospel Music Revival can be found at www.BransonGMR.com or by calling 615-530-3726.


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Local Songwriter Lynda Lynn Receives 14th ASCAP Award News Story

Written by Scoops Staff on October 22, 2010 – 12:09 pm -

Branson, MO – For the fourteenth consecutive year the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has recognized local songwriter Lynda Lynn for her works.  A letter addressed to Lynda from New York stated, “We are pleased to announce that Lynda Lynn is the honorable recipient of an ASCAPlus Award for 2010-2011.”

Lynda received the award honoring her for more than 500 presentations of her songs which were performed this year on stage, in churches and for television and radio programs.  Ken Cicerale, Coordinator of ASCAP Awards stated, “This is an award presented to writer members who have a substantial amount of performances of their songs by them and other artists.  The award has unique and prestigious value honoring the songwriter for outstanding writing and performances.”

ASCAPlus Awards are based on panel review of recent activity of writer applicants.  Each writer is considered on merit and in the context of all others applying.  The primary basis for panel determinations is the activity generated by each member’s catalog.  ASCAPlus Awards are determined annually by a panel of distinguished music experts who are neither members, nor employees of ASCAP, and are completely independent in their Award adjudication.

ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams stated, “This program, established back in 1960, has consistently provided deserving music creators with something meaningful and tangible in the form of recognition and money.  We are greatly indebted to each of our hard-working panelists for giving their time and effort to this important endeavor.”

The members of the ASCAPlus Awards Panel include:  Judith Clurman, noted choral conductor and arranger; Peter Filichia, drama critic for the (Newark) Star-Ledger; Brian Mansfield, country music authority and Nashville correspondent for USA Today; Melinda Newman, well-known music journalist; Pat Prescott, veteran radio personality who currently co-hosts the morning show on KTWV (“The Wave”) in Los Angeles; H. Robert Reynolds, Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan; and Steve Smith, Classical Music Editor for Time Out New York.

This is the fourteenth consecutive year that Lynda has received an ASCAP award.  “This award is significant because ASCAP is the most credible society in the music industry, it really doesn’t get any better than this,” Lynda said, “The award gives me credibility as a songwriter, but most importantly I know that our Lord is showing me that I am working for Him, that I am doing this for His glory.”

Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world’s largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from nearly 350,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members.  ASCAP reported that in 2009 collections rose to $995 million, a $48 million increase from the $947 million collected in 2008.

A recent news statement from ASCAP stated, “Music is performed more often, in more places, in more ways by more businesses than ever before.  That expanded music use, combined with dramatic ASCAP membership growth, market share increases and effective strategic management have led to the stunning revenue and distribution growth.”

Lynda is an award winning songwriter and poet that began writing music in 1992.  She wrote a

song, Ozark Mountain Christmas, on a napkin at Opryland in Nashville.  That song ignited the fire in

her songwriting spirit to write numerous songs sung by artists throughout the United States.  Many

artists perform Lyndaʼs songs on stage and in concerts all over the world.  Many have recorded

Lyndaʼs songs and have released them on their own CDʼs.

Lynda has produced five CD’s Ozark Mountain Christmas, The Touch of the Master’s Hand, Seeking Jesus, Lynda Sings Her Songs and Reach Out For Him.  Many well known Branson artists have recorded Lynda’s songs and are featured on these CD’s.  They include nationally known Country and Gospel recording star Barbara Fairchild, one of the most respected names in gospel music The Blackwood Singers, Glory-Anne Prophet who travels in concert throughout America with her husband Ronnie, Larry Moore who is Branson Gospel Music Associationʼs Male Vocalist of the Year, Randy Brooks who performs Gospel music concerts with his brother Bill (“The Brooks Brothers”) worldwide, Gregg Busch who was Master of Ceremonies for Bransonʼs Showboat Branson Belle is now a music instructor at the College of the Ozarks and others.  Many of these recordings have been hits on national charts such as the Powersource Magazine chart out of Nashville and The Music Review out of New York.

Lyndaʼs songs have also been featured on worldwide Sky Angel Network programs including God Answers Prayer, Texas Country Gospel, How To Beat The Odds, Unfolding Majesty, Babbieʼs House and Faces Of Abortion. These programs also feature Lynda as an author as she has co-authored a book with her son, Rory, titled The Turning Point, A Teenagerʼs Rebellion. The book focuses on trusting God to bring families with troubled teens through rebellious times allowing family restoration.  Lynda and her husband Bud have been recognized as Country Gospel Music Association’s International Media Personalities of the Year.  Lynda also co-hosts Quest For Character with Mike Dunn on KJSL Christian radio, St. Louis.  Many of her songs are featured on that program.

Lynda stated, “My heartʼs desire is to touch hearts and reach the multitudes through my music. From Godʼs heart to my heart to your heart I want to raise a praise for Jesus. Music is the universal language and so it is a wonderful opportunity to reach out and give hope to everyone all over the world about the good news of Jesus Christ.”

Through her publishing company, On Angelʼs Wings Publishing, Lynda pledges twenty-five per cent of proceeds to Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake.  Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake was founded in 1974 as a private, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Its mission is to provide immediate, responsive assistance in needful and crisis situations throughout Bransonʼs Table Rock Lake area.

Dr. Lynda Lynn and On Angelʼs Wings Publishing can be reached by phone at 417-338-2586 or e-mail her at angelswings@centurytel.net.


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Branson Songwriter Dr. Lynda Lynn Releases “Reach Out For Him” CD

Written by Scoops Staff on February 15, 2010 – 6:11 pm -

Branson songwriter Dr. Lynda Lynn has just produced a new CD titled, Reach Out For Him.  The new CD features nineteen original songs with sixteen Branson artists.  Lynda stated, “These are artists that are some of Branson’s best gospel singers and some of my very best friends.  Many of them perform these songs in their own concerts.  I am impressed upon how each one of them serve the Lord in their individual ministries.”

Andrea Blackwood Carter recorded the title song on the new CD, Reach Out For Him.  Andrea sings with R.W. and Donna Blackwood as the world famous Blackwood Singers.  Glory-Anne Prophet sings Lynda’s song, Jesus In Me.  Glory-Anne travels in concert throughout America with her famous husband Ronnie Prophet.  Mark Bradley is on the new CD with a new song, I Just Want To Thank You Lord.  Mark has performed the lead role of Jesus in the Broadway production of The Promise in Branson.  Katie Lynn sings a song that Lynda co-wrote with Branson singer/songwriter Larry Moore, Standing In The Hallway.  Katie performs on stage with Mickey Gilley and co-hosts the Gene Williams nationally televised show from Branson.

Michael O’Hara has recorded a touching song that he co-wrote with Lynda titled, How Do I Let Go.  Michael is a nationally known producer and

songwriter who starred in the Isle of

Dreams show in Branson .  Morgan Dale has recorded Lynda’s song, Since He Touched Me.  Morgan starred in Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede show in Branson.  Larry Moore sings a song that Lynda co-wrote with nationally known songwriter Gary S. Paxton, Speak To The Mountain.  He appeared with Gary McSpadden in his show at the Americana Theater in Branson.  Larry is also Branson Gospel Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year.   Marcey Wall sings a very anointed song that Lynda has written titled, The Rivers Of Water.  Marcey has performed with The Blackwood Singers and is now a frequent guest on the New Jim Bakker Television Show from Branson.

Randy Brooks has performed Lynda’s gospel song I’ll Be There in concerts all over the world.  Randy performs Gospel music concerts with his brother Bill (“The Brooks Brothers”).  Linda Burkhart sings one of Lynda’s favorite songs, Jesus Is There.  Linda is a featured singer with many international ministries throughout the country and is one of Branson’s leading gospel singers. Gregg Busch performs a patriotic song that Lynda has written for America, One Voice.  Gregg was the Master of Ceremonies for Branson’s Showboat Branson Belle and is now a music instructor at Branson’s College of the Ozarks.

Bruce Haynes sings a sweet song honoring Jesus Christ titled, Seeking Jesus.  Bruce also arranged this version of Seeking Jesus for

Lynda.  Bruce is a Dove Award winning singer/songwriter and pastor at New Life Temple in Branson.  Jana King Evans recorded a delightful Christmas song that Lynda has written, Buckets Of Joy.  Jana is one of the most respected studio performers for Country and Gospel music in America today and performs with the Pam and Mel Tillis shows in Branson.

John Tweed performs one of Lynda’s best known songs, Ozark Mountain Christmas.  Lynda stated, “What a welcoming sound to bring Christmas to the Ozarks.”  John has his own popular show in Branson The John Tweed Show.  The Blackwood Singers has recorded another one of Lynda’s best known songs, Jesus Is There.  The name Blackwood is one of the most respected names in gospel music.  Barbara Fairchild performs the newest song that Lynda has written, Little Boys & Little Toys.  She is one of America’s best known country and gospel singing artists and is well loved in Branson. Barbara is known as Branson’s angel and with her husband, Roy Morris, operates the Barbara Fairchild Diner at the Victorian Village in Branson.  Roy is also a performing artist in Branson and appears on stage with Barbara.  Roy helped to arrange the new song Little Boys & Little Toys.

Lynda performs three times on the new CD.  One is a recording of a poem that Lynda wrote in dedication to her son Jeremy, a police sergeant, titled A Mother’s Prayer.  Another recording is a delightful song that Lynda performs as a tribute to her husband, Bud, titled I See Jesus I Your Eyes.   Lynda and her husband Bud also performs a song that honors America’s soldiers titled, The Soldier’s Prayer.

Lynda stated, “These are original and anointed songs that the Lord has given me.  Jesus is my Executive Producer and I want to honor Him with this CD.  I wanted a picture to honor Jesus for the front cover of the new CD.  I saw a dramatic picture of Him on a television show, a painting by artist Joseph Wallace King titled, Come Unto Me.  We are using the image courtesy of The New Jim Bakker Show,  at Morningside in Blue Eye, Missouri.

Dr. Lynda Lynn is an award winning songwriter and poet that began writing music in 1994.  She wrote a song, Ozark Mountain Christmas, on a napkin at Opryland in Nashville.  That song ignited the fire in her songwriting spirit to write numerous songs sung by artists throughout the United States.  Her first song, Ozark Mountain Christmas, has become a well known song for the Ozark Mountain Christmas Season and has received national acclaim every Holiday Season from 1994 through today.  Lynda has received songwriting awards from the Branson Gospel Music Association and the Country Gospel Music Association.  She recently received her thirteenth ASCAP award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Lynda and her husband, Bud, have a publishing company, On Angel’s Wings Publishing.  They have produced four CD’s including Ozark Mountain Christmas, The Touch Of The Master’s Hand (A Tribute To The Ozarks part one), Seeking Jesus (A Tribute To The Ozarks part two), and Lynda Sings Her Songs.  Lynda stated, “This CD is another tribute to the Ozarks, a tribute to the Ozarks part three.  Our Ozarks, like our country, has a deep-rooted love for God.  I also love our Ozarks’ home country and want everyone to know that we honor and serve our Lord here in the Ozarks.  All of us on this CD want to give hope to people everywhere and share our love for Jesus Christ.”

Lynda’s songs have been featured on worldwide Sky Angel Network programs including God Answers Prayer, Texas Country Gospel, How To Beat The Odds, Unfolding Majesty and Faces Of Abortion.  These programs also feature Lynda as an author as she has co-authored a book with her son, Rory, titled The Turning Point, A Teenager’s Rebellion.  The book focuses on trusting God to bring families with troubled teens through rebellious times allowing family restoration.  Lynda is scheduled to appear on Sky Angel television’s Babbie’s House with host nationally known Gospel recording artist Babbie Mason in January.  Lynda and her husband Bud recently attended the International Country Gospel Music Association Convention in Branson, Missouri, where they were voted CGMA’s International Media Personalities of the Year for the third straight year.  Lynda also co-hosts Quest For Character with Mike Dunn on KJSL Christian radio, St. Louis.  Many of her songs are featured on that program.

Lynda publishes all of her music under her publishing company, On Angel’s Wings Publishing.  Twenty-five per cent of proceeds published by On Angel’s Wings is given to Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake.  Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake was founded in 1974 as a private, non-sectarian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Its mission is to provide immediate, responsive assistance in needful and crisis situations throughout Branson’s Table Rock Lake area.

Lynda Lynn and On Angel’s Wings Publishing can be reached by phone at 417-338-2586 or on the World Wide Web at ozarktrailsandtreasures.com or e-mail at angelswings@centurytel.net.


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