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BELL BUCKLE WEEKEND WITH RUSS AND TORI TAFF

Written by Staff on November 7, 2017 – 1:23 pm -

BELL BUCKLE WEEKEND WITH RUSS AND TORI TAFF

BELL BUCKLE WEEKEND WITH RUSS AND TORI TAFF

What does it take to get this Canadian girl to go to some place called Bell Buckle, Tennessee? Well for starters, a getaway weekend simply titled: Russ and Tori Taff’s weekend in Bell Buckle, consisting of some of the best Gospel music there is today. Throw in some of the best southern cooking, hospitality, and charm. Think it is hard to fit all of this into a charming hamlet of 500+ inhabitants? Well, it is possible because that’s exactly what happened. To quote our weekend host Tori Taff, “A joyful oasis from your daily routine,” and that’s what this amazing weekend delivered.

What I am referring to? The 2nd Annual Russ and Tori Taff ‘s Weekend in Bell Buckle, Tenn., on Oct. 7 and 8. From the moment I stepped into the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall on the Friday for early registration, I was greeted with open arms, which quickly got filled with the warmest and most sincere hug from our greeter

Russ and Tori Taff

Tori Taff

Tori herself. As a guest, you get treated to a registration bag filled with goodies; name tag/badge, lovely commemorative mug, a professional and gorgeous autographed 8×10 picture of Russ Taff, yummy moon pie samples, Bell Buckle bumper sticker, and an exclusive CD by Russ of never before released songs. In addition, a list of shops indicating their discounts especially for the weekend guests, all packed into a nice yellow tote bag. Tori is definitely in her wheelhouse, hosting, greeting and scheduling this annual event. Leaving Russ, who has been called “the introvert in an extroverts career,” to do what he does best: sing. And that he did, in spades.

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Mark Lowry’s New Music Video Goes Viral

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 17, 2017 – 12:15 pm -

Mark Lowry's New Music Video Goes Viral

Mark Lowry’s New Music Video Goes Viral

Hendersonville, TN  – Platinum-selling recording artist, Mark Lowry, has once again made waves across social media with his brand new music video, ‘What’s Not To Love?’ The fun, upbeat video, featuring the GRAMMY-Award winning Gaither Vocal Band, made its Facebook debut on July 24th and reached over a million views just a week later.  ‘What’s Not To Love?’ is the title cut on Lowry’s new Daywind Records project, available August 18th, as well as his current radio single.

“I had such a blast shooting this video, and the reaction online has been amazing!” shares Mark Lowry. “These songs that I’ve been writing with my friends, Reba Rambo-McGuire & Dony McGuire, and some they wrote with Chip Davis, are saying the things that I’ve been saying in my shows for years, but condenses it into a 3 minute nugget.”

Anchored by songs co-written by Lowry, Reba Rambo-McGuire and Dony McGuire, What’s Not To Love? embodies the messages of grace, compassion and the love of Christ predominately featured at Lowry’s live events.  Songs such as ‘Love Is The Golden Rule’ and ‘No Room For Hate’ carry messages of love and extending grace, ‘Feels Like I’m Already There’ reaches those going through a valley, while ‘Mama Prayed’ resonates with those who had a praying mother of their own.

To view the music video for ‘What’s Not To Love?’ visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp4sla1tU2w.

What’s Not To Love? is available to the Christian marketplace exclusively through New Day Christian. Mainstream and digital distribution are provided by Sony RED.

Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think. Mark is a platinum-selling singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyrics to ‘Mary, Did You Know?’ resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. Mark spent more than 20 collective years as the baritone singer for the GRAMMY-Award winning Gaither Vocal Band, and served as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick for Bill Gaither through live concert tours and the best-selling Gaither Homecoming video and television series.


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The Music City Show Announces Season 6 Live Tapings in Nashville, TN 

Written by Staff on July 14, 2017 – 4:16 pm -

The Nelons to appear at Music City Show?

The Nelons to appear at Music City Show.

Limited Tickets Available for Music City Show Studio Audience on July 24 & 25, 2017

BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, Nelons, T. Graham Brown, Michael English, Perrys, Cody McCarver, Tribute Quartet and More Set to Appear
Mark Lowry to appear at Music City Show

Mark Lowry

Nashville, TN (July 14, 2017) – It’s THE MUSIC CITY SHOWlive from Nashville, TN and YOU can be a part of it. Today, Godsey & Associates, producers of the hit tv series, announced season six tapings to take place in Nashville, TN July 24 and July 25, 2017. Less than 100 seats are available for the studio audience and will go “first-come, first-serve,” to those who email their request totickets@themusiccityshow.com

Michael English to appear at Music City Show

Michael English

BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, the Nelons, T. Graham Brown, Michael English, the Perrys, Tribute Quartet, Cody McCarver and many more will be featured during the LIVE TV tapings with host Tim Lovelace, and featuring the Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon, both returning to the series.

Due to security measures, NO WALK-UPS WILL BE ACCEPTED! You MUST email TICKETS@THEMUSICCITYSHOW.com for admission. All details will be explained in email correspondence.

Perrys to appear at Music City Show

The Perrys

Taped in front of a live studio audience, The Music City Show, has welcomed a diverse range of talent including The Oak Ridge Boys, The Crabb Family, Don Moen, Aaron Tippin, Ray Stevens, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Restless Heart, The Booth Brothers and more. The show is hosted by award-winning comedian / singer / musician Tim Lovelace and Jim Sheldon, The “Positive Cowboy.”

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Tribute Quarte

Season five of The Music City Show will air nationally on  NRBTV, FamilyNet, Heartland, TCT and UPLIFTV.

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Mark Lowry Invites You TONIGHT!

Written by scoopsnews on May 9, 2017 – 1:03 pm -

A Message from Mark:

Tuesday night, May 9 at 6:30pm CST, join me and Reba Rambo-McGuire at her house where we will sing some of the new songs from my new project, “What’s Not To Love?” (Releasing in August on Daywind Records.)

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Mark Lowry Signs with Daywind Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 20, 2017 – 4:02 pm -

Mark Lowry Signs with Daywind Records

Mark Lowry Signs with Daywind Records

Hendersonville, TN –Daywind Records is pleased to announce the addition of Gospel Music Hall of Fame member, Mark Lowry. In a video released on social media earlier today, Mark Lowry shared his excitement about his upcoming project, entitled What’s Not To Love, and his new partnership with the award-winning record label.

Anchored by songs co-written by Lowry, Reba Rambo-McGuire and Dony McGuire, What’s Not To Love embodies the messages of grace, compassion and the love of Christ predominately featured at Lowry’s live events. The album is in the final stages of production and is slated for an August release through Daywind Records.

To view Mark Lowry’s video announcement, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aaWiuQw4D0&feature=youtu.be.


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Have you heard about this?

Written by scoopsnews on January 3, 2017 – 10:45 am -

 

Have you heard about this Tour?

MARK LOWRY TEAMS WITH CANA’S VOICE TO PRESENT DIAPERS TO DEPENDS TOUR

MARK LOWRY TEAMS WITH CANA’S VOICE TO PRESENT DIAPERS TO DEPENDS TOUR

From Mark Lowry :

Come join me and Cana’s Voice & Stan Whitmire for the ‘Diapers 2 Depends Tour…Everyone is Welcome!’

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MARK LOWRY TEAMS WITH CANA’S VOICE TO PRESENT DIAPERS TO DEPENDS TOUR

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 15, 2016 – 1:41 pm -

MARK LOWRY TEAMS WITH CANA’S VOICE TO PRESENT DIAPERS TO DEPENDS TOUR

MARK LOWRY TEAMS WITH CANA’S VOICE TO PRESENT DIAPERS TO DEPENDS TOUR

(Johnson City, TN)… Those who know Mark Lowry best will attest that the comedic genius is a rather complex individual. As Kevin Williams, his long-time friend and the producer of Lowry’s latest recording has stated, “Mark is funny, serious, simple, complex, in the moment and in the future, all at the same time.” Mark would attribute this complexity to his ADHD diagnosis, but those who know him well simply attest that Mark just loves life and all the complexities that come with living life to the fullest and making each day count.

Over the years, Mark has shared the stage with many of the most elite singers and musicians to ever grace a concert stage. He was a member of the famed Gaither Vocal Band for over 20 years and has also teamed with the likes of The Martins, The Isaacs, Chonda Pierce and Michael W. Smith to create musical harmony that is loved by audiences of all ages. In the Spring of 2017, Lowry will once again team with three of music’s elite as he partners with newly formed musical trio, Cana’s Voice to present the “Diapers To Depends” Tour. “Yes, you read correctly,” Lowry says smiling. “We are indeed calling this the Diapers To Depends Tour because our goal is to attract everyone. I thought about calling it ‘from babies in walkers to Grannies in walkers’, but we settled on Diapers To Depends,” Lowry laughs.

This event indeed will, no doubt, attract listeners of all ages, as it will be a night the entire family will enjoy, regardless of stylistic preferences. Comprised of iconic Gospel singers, Jody McBrayer (formerly of Avalon), TaRanda Greene (formerly of The Greenes) and Doug Anderson (formerly of Signature Sound), Cana’s Voice is quickly capturing the attention of music lovers from varying genres. In late summer, the trio released their very first recording, “This Changes Everything,” comprised of 13 songs, selected by design to offer encouragement to those who may feel they are in a hopeless situation, living in a hopeless world. “Our desire is to use each opportunity we are given to help audiences and listeners understand the importance of pressing on through hard time and believing that God has a great plan,” McBrayer states. “We look forward to the opportunity this Tour with Mark will offer us. Our desire is to use this platform to help change the lives of many people by sharing with them God’s mercy and grace.”

The Diapers To Depends Tour will take place in many cities nationwide throughout 2017. IMC Concerts will serve as Tour promoter and will be offering General Admission Seating, as well as Artist Circle Seating and a variety of Family Packages, in addition to VIP tickets, allowing concert attendees early admittance, preferred seating, a private exclusive question and answer session with the artists, and a souvenir autographed tour lanyard. In addition to Lowry and Cana’s Voice, the Tour will also feature multi-talented pianist, Stan Whitmire. “I am so excited to be on the road with my dear friends and incredible singers and the powerful voices of TaRanda, Jody and Doug. The icing on the cake is that we have the greatest pianist in Gospel music with us in Stan Whitmire. It truly is a night for the whole family to enjoy.

Complete information regarding all Diapers To Depends Tour dates is available online at www.imcconcerts.com.


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Gaither Music Group’s All-new Docu-musical Rides to Top of Three Music Sales Charts

Written by Staff on November 10, 2016 – 4:20 pm -

Gaither Gospel Series: Circuit Rider

Gaither Gospel Series: Circuit Rider

Suzanne Jennings and Woody Wright’s Unique Circuit Rider Creation Strikes a Chord with Listeners
Award-winning Gaither HOMECOMING Artists Creatively Document
a Chapter of Our Nation’s History
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—November 7th, 2016—Gaither Music Group’s all-new Circuit Rider DVD rode straight to the top of this past week’s Billboard Music Video chart in addition to the Christian Music Video chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan, garnering the #1 position on both. The audio version of the docu-musical also claimed the #1 position on the Southern Gospel Album Sales chart and a Top 20 spot on the Contemporary Christian Music chart.
“This project has been a labor of love and a long time in the making,” stated Circuit Rider’s co-creator Suzanne Jennings. “We feel excited and privileged to be releasing this docu-musical honoring the great men and women who laid the foundations of our faith here in America.”

 Guy Penrod (center) and church choir on the set of the Circuit Rider DVD recording in Lebanon, TN Photo by: Daniel Meigs


Guy Penrod (center) and church choir on the set of the Circuit Rider DVD recording in Lebanon, TN
Photo by: Daniel Meigs

The recording features vocal performances from some of the most celebrated talents on the Gaither HOMECOMING stage, including Guy Penrod, Russ Taff, William Lee Golden, Gloria Gaither, Lynda Randle, Tanya Goodman Sykes, Mark Lowry, Benjy Gaither, Woody Wright, Buddy Greene, Judy Martin Hess, The Isaacs, Joy Gardner, Reggie Smith, Charlotte Ritchie, Angie Primm, Michael Sykes and more. The DVD is hosted by former governor of Arkansas, talk show host and presidential nominee Mike Huckabee.
Created by Jennings and Woody Wright, Circuit Rider is the real-life account of the spiritual formation of a nation and the church we have today shaped in part by the dedication and vision of these circuit riders. These musical performances and readings, sung and read by some of the most well-loved gospel artists, tell the story of these preachers who blazed the trail to share the gospel of Jesus with people of every race and nationality living in little towns and settlements across the nation. These brave men and women, from every denomination and creed, understood the meaning of perseverance and sacrifice. Their stories are not often told, but they are as much a part of the American landscape as Mt. Rushmore and the Grand Canyon.
That story of hardships, revivals, baptism, sanctification and suffering is captured through this release, which is currently airing as a TV special on a large number of networks including PBS, DirecTV, Dish TV, AT&T U-verse, TBN, RFD, GaitherTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. In Canada it is airing on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, CTS and Hope TV.
Gaither Music Group brought in the esteemed Michael Merriman to direct the filmmaking, and he and Stephanie Reeves produced the LIVE performances taped at Fiddler’s Grove Historic Village in Lebanon, Tennessee. Jennings and Michael Nolen teamed up for the screenwriting.
Circuit Rider is exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.
To enjoy a promotional video of the DVD, visit YouTube clip here:

CD and DVD SONG LISTING:
01. Burnin’ (featuring Guy Penrod)
02. Circuit Rider (featuring William Lee Golden & Russ Taff)
03. The Raven (featuring The Isaacs)
04. Bluegrass Moon (featuring Buddy Greene)
05. I’m the Clay (featuring Judy Martin Hess/Charlotte Ritchie/Tanya Goodman Sykes)
06. Mine All Mine (featuring Lynda Randle)
07. We Go Alone (featuring Joy Gardner & Woody Wright)
08. So Many Miles (featuring Reggie Smith)
09. The Old Man (featuring Benjy Gaither)
10. Refining Fire (featuring Michael Sykes)
11. Against the Grain (featuring Mark Lowry)

(Top to Bottom) Oak Ridge Boy William Lee Golden and Russ Taff, Buddy Greene and cast film the new Circuit Rider DVD.
Photos by: Daniel Meigs

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Mark Lowry… “Soundchecking”

Written by scoopsnews on August 6, 2016 – 2:46 pm -

 

The Harper Agency Announces The Addition Of Mark Lowry To Its Roster

Mark Lowry is out videoing live and posted  a cool sound-checking video. Anyone know these folks?

Bet this is gonna be a great concert.

Check it out!

 

Watch HERE


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Pray For Mark Lowry

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 9, 2016 – 4:22 pm -

Pray For Mark Lowry

Pray For Mark Lowry

Please say a prayer for our friend Mark Lowry.
Glad you are feeling better Mark from SGN Scoops

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