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Prayers For Kaleb, Son of Jimmy Reno

Written by scoopsnews on November 5, 2019 – 9:17 am -

Kaleb

 

From Jimmy Reno (MARK209)

** Prayer request ** My son was only out of the hospital 1 day and had to be brought back. Hes having some seizure activity that is new. We arent sure if its epilepsy or some other cause. The episodes are scary of course for us and him.

Please keep him and the doctors in your prayers as we try to determine what all is going on.


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Creekside 2019 Begins with a Bang, Convention runs until Oct. 31

Written by Staff on October 29, 2019 – 2:16 pm -

Creekside 2019 Begins with a Bang

Pine Ridge Boys at Creekside Kick Off

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019 has begun in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The kick-off concert on Sunday night, Oct. 27, was well attended and a great experience for those in attendance. An attentive crowd became a part of the first Creekside Live DVD, as the Pine Ridge Boys hosted a boisterous concert to celebrate the event. The Chordsmen Quartet also appeared at this concert as part of the Classic Artists Music Group. The taping was held at the Mill Creek auditorium, a satellite venue for Creekside.

The main site for Creekside is the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, where the convention was in full swing on Monday, Oct. 28. Morning events featured the Pine Ridge Boys Breakfast, artist load-in, and the Nashville Heartsong Showcase. In the afternoon, some attendees took part in the Radio Promotions Seminar with Richard Hyssong, Tiffany Noecker, Vonda Armstrong. Joy

Holden began the inaugural Pine Ridge BoysSinging on the Square in front of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, where a lovely dinner was whipped up and served free to the first 100 fans.

The evening concert at the Smoky Mountain center began at 5:00 p.m., featuring the Down East Boys, Hyssongs, The Bibletones, and guest preacher, Pastor Bill Bailey. The Dr. Jerry Goff Honors highlighted the career of Troy Burns. Midnight prayer was hosted by Tim and Missy Kinchen in the lobby of the Ramada Inn.

Stay tuned to the SGN Scoops Facebook page for live interviews by Tonja Rose

Creekside 2019 Begins with a Bang

Crowd at the kick-off concert for Creekside

Creekside 2019 Begins with a Bang

Taping the live DVD

and live feed of the various concert events.

Creekside continued today with special showcases, Singing on the Square with Justified, an exciting evening concert including a word from Pastor Josh Franks and singing by The Williamsons, The Pine Ridge Boys, Josh and Ashley Franks, as well as others. The evening’s highlight will be the 2019 Diamond

Creekside 2019 Begins with a Bang

Rob Patz and Vonda Armstrong

Creekside 2019 Begins with a Bang

Altar service at Creekside 2019 Monday night

Creekside 2019 Begins with a Bang

Rob Patz, Vonda Armstrong, Bill Bailey

Creekside

Hyssongs at Creekside Oct 28

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Bill Bailey

Creekside 2019 Begins with a Bang

Mark209

Don’t miss the rest of Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019!

Awards. Following this, Christian Country at the Creek Kick-Off and Midnight Prayer will be held at the third Creekside satellite venue, the Creekstone Inn.

Don’t miss the rest of Creekside 2019, at Pigeon Forge through Oct. 31.

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Throwback Thursday – Creekside 2016 with Mark209

Written by scoopsnews on October 10, 2019 – 11:06 am -

Throwback Thursday - Creekside 2016 with Mark209Creekside Gospel Music Convention is coming up, on October 28th through 21st, in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Today we go there for Throwback Thursday.

Here is a Throwback Thursday to 2016: MARK209 was singing outside the convention center. There is some outdoor music planned for this year as well.

At Creekside, there is something for everyone. There will be Daytime Showcases, Evening Concerts, Christian Country at the Creek , and Midnight Prayer, just to name a few.

Evening concerts

Throwback Thursday to Creekside 2016: Mark209

Creekside 2019 presented by Coastal Media

Creekside 2019 presented by Coastal Media

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Beyond the Song: Mark209 sings “My Kind Of People”

Written by Staff on October 9, 2019 – 8:08 am -

Beyond the Song: Mark209 sing "My Kind Of People"

MARK209

For this edition of Beyond the Song, Jantina de Haan Baksteen talks to Mark209 about their release, “My Kind of People.”

The members of Mark209 are: Nathaniel Justice (tenor), Jym Howe (lead), Jimmy Reno (baritone), Joe Lee Armstong, (bass), and Joshua Pope (instrumentalist).

Jantina de Haan Baksteen: For this Beyond the song, it’s Nathaniel Justice and Jimmy Reno who step in to talk to SGNScoops.

JB: Can you tell the readers why the group is called after a mile marker?

Mark209: We took our name from mile marker 209 in Nashville, Tenn. Country music fans know marker 209 is the center of Nashville. It’s the main exit for the Ryman auditorium and for Music Row and Music Square. To Christian fans, Mark209 is thought to be a Bible verse.

For us it’s the heart of Nashville and where we base our ministry.

JB: You travel a lot across the entire country, and have even been to the President’s house. Can you tell us something about that?

Mark209: It was an incredible honor to get to perform for President George H. W. Bush and his family, but more so to be invited into their home on multiple occassions.

Not many have had the honor to be invited into their private home. What made singing for President George H. W. Bush (41), President George W. Bush (43), and their families so special, was when they asked us to sit down and just spend time talking and enjoying the pleasure of their company and swapping stories about life.

It was a surreal moment for all of us.

Then when President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush attended our concert at a local church in Maine, we were both honored and amazed that they came to hear us again.

Beyond the Song: Mark209 sing "My Kind Of People"

Mark209

JB: Why is your latest album called Thumbprint?

Mark209: We want to leave our mark on every person we come in contact with, and everyone’s “Thumbprint” is unique. From top to bottom God made each person special.

That’s what makes this world so amazing.

Every song on the album is distinct and yet has a common thread putting it completely in its own category.

JB: Just recently, the third song from Thumbprint was released to radio after “Let The Light So Shine,” and, “You Can Get There From Here!” Now we are hearing the fun song, “My Kind Of People.” Can you tell us why you placed this on your album?

Mark209: Everyone out there can relate to at least one of these characters. We love going to those small towns and singing to people who not only love the Lord but also love one another. So when thinking about what the next single should be, we decided on a song that people can relate to, and you know you remember those hand release motions from your childhood!

JB: A music video was released for “My Kind of People.” What is the message you want to bring to the audience?

Mark209: Every Christian in this world can smile and have fun and still be a Christian!

We as a group want to make people happy; one of the best compliments we got on the video to date was another singer saying that the video is full of great people who love the Lord and love MARK209 and are having fun. That is what we are all about!

JB: Is there something you would like to share that your fans may be unaware of?

Mark209: Traveling in ministry is a calling. It can be challenging for the artists and their families.

Without the unconditional love and support of our spouses, none of us would be able to do what we do.

We are following God’s call on our lives and our wives are the support we need to be able to continue doing it.

Many may also no be aware that we perform annually in maximum security prisons and even recorded a live cd in one.

JB: Any chance you will travel to other countries?

Mark209: We would love to go wherever God calls us! In fact that is one thing we love about this ministry; we go everywhere we are given the opportunity to go. One slogan we coin is: “Prisons to Presidents and everything in-between.”

Thanks Mark209 for sharing your ministy to the readers.

The SGNScoops team wishes you blessings with all the crowds you engage with. And many safe miles serving and share the Gospel!

Enjoy “My Kind of People,” by Mark209.

 

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Hey Y’all Media presents Creekside Showcase Party

Written by Staff on August 7, 2019 – 2:03 pm -

Creekside Hey Y'all Media showcasePigeon Forge, Tenn. — Creekside Gospel Music Convention is thrilled to be the site for a special Showcase  Party hosted by Hey Y’all Media, on Wed. Oct. 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Creekside hey y'all media party

Bose earbuds

This free Creekside bash will be open to all, with music, favors, drawings, giveaways and free CDs.

D.J.s are welcome. One lucky radio announcer will receive a pair of Bose earbuds.

Bibletones

Bibletones

A fun afternoon awaits partygoers in the Showcase Hall at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, as the gala features music by Hey Y’all Media artists. Among all

Creekside Hey Y'all media bash

Vonda Armstrong of Hey Y’all Media

these gifts and prizes already mentioned, there will be a giveaway by popular quartet, the Bibletones.

“We are blessed with some of the best talent in gospel music,” states Vonda Armstrong of Hey Y’all Media. “Don’t miss this showcase!”

Mark209 will be appearing at the Creekside Hey Y'all media bash

Mark209

Another unique gift to be awarded to one guest has been donated by popular country/Southern gospel group, Mark209. Known for their red microphone stands, as featured on their Thumbprint album, this quartet will be giving one of these stands to a happy recipient.

Hey Y'all Media

Eagle’s Wings

Other members of the Hey Y’all media family include Eagle’s Wings, tremendous bluegrass gospel ensemble. For a listing of all Hey Y’all Media artists, go HERE.

Creekside Hey Y'all media bashIf you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to Vonda Armstrong at 256-310-7892. Please visit the Hey Y’all Media website HERE.

For more information on this showcase, please call Vonda at 256-310-7892.

Creekside 2019 presented by Coastal Media

Creekside 2019 presented by Coastal Media

About Creekside

Creekside gospel music convention will be held October 27 – 31, 2019, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This event will feature special speakers, preachers, and great gospel music, including Southern, Country, and Bluegrass. The 2019 Diamond Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award evening, daytime showcases and evening concerts, ensure many hours of great music, fellowship, and fun. A large exhibit hall, midnight prayer, Creekside Bluegrass events and the brand new Christian Country at the Creek event, will provide a fun time for family and church groups. For more information about VIP tickets and accomodations, please email events@sgnscoops.com or call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741. See the Facebook website HERE.

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Pray for family of Jimmy Reno of Mark209

Written by Staff on May 21, 2019 – 4:25 pm -

Jimmy Reno

Jimmy and Christa Reno

Jimmy Reno, vocalist with Mark209 and writer for SGNSCOOPS, lost his father last night. Jimmy posted the following on Facebook:

“My Dad had been talking about going home…and not his earthly one. He wanted to see my brother again…he wanted to see his brothers and sister again….his parents again.

Father of Jimmy Reno

Father of Jimmy Reno

Last night we lost him and he was reuinted with our family that had gone on before him.

He was a good man. He knew men could show affection…always told us all how much he loved us…and showed that when he worked hard over the years to support us.

Jimmy Reno of Mark209He was the most gifted guitar player Ive ever known. He could play anything with strings on it.

R.I.P. Daddy, we love you.”

All of us at SGNScoops extend our sympathy and condolences to Jimmy Reno and all of his family. We are praying for you.

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MARK209 To Be Featured On “The Gospel Greats”

Written by scoopsnews on May 9, 2019 – 5:08 am -

Nashville, TN)  – Nashville Christian Artist, MARK209, will be the Featured Artist on the world-wide syndicated radio program, The Gospel Greats on May 18, 2019.

This is MARK209’s second time as a Featured Artist on The Gospel Greats, the first being in 2015.

Jym Howe states, “I am a fan of The Gospel Greats radio show.  As a young teenager, I would take a long lunch break with my father in his glassblowing shop in Cut and Shoot, Texas, so we could listen to The Gospel Greats each Saturday on KJOJ.  Whether it was the news segment by Jan Cain or the Monthly Countdown or just the great gospel music, we anxiously awaited it to come on the air.  It is surreal for us to be a Featured Artist on this program that I so idolized over the years.  I have a huge admiration for Paul and Shelia Heil for continuing to promote gospel music through their radio program.”

You can catch this special edition of The Gospel Greats featuring MARK209 the week of May 18, 2019 on great radio stations across the United States, in Canada, through broadcasters worldwide, as well as on Sirius/XM satellite (enLighten) throughout North America and on the internet everywhere.  To locate a station near you, use the “Station Finder” button located at www.TheGospelGreats.com.

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About MARK209:

MARK209 is a multi-award winning vocal band based out of Nashville, TN. The band takes their name from mile marker 209 on I-40 in Nashville, which leads to Music Row, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Ryman Auditorium, and considered the Heart of Nashville.  MARK209 entertains audiences across the United States with their brand of Gospel Music, Family Friendly Country, and their popular Christmas show “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville.”   MARK209 is proudly sponsored by Sound Solutions (Oxford, AL).

For more information about MARK209 and for their tour schedule, visit www.MARK209.com.  For booking inquiries call 615-246-2667.

About The Gospel Greats:

THE GOSPEL GREATS radio program, after nearly four decades on the air, remains the best-known and most widely-respected syndicated Gospel music radio program of its type, airing on great radio stations across the United States, in Canada, through broadcasters worldwide, as well as on Sirius/XM satellite throughout North America and on the internet everywhere each week (through affiliates and on-demand).  The radio program is hosted by America’s best-known Southern Gospel radio personality, Paul Heil, an inductee into the prestigious Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame.  Fast-paced in-person interviews with the artists and songwriters are a trademark of this multi-award-winning program, as listeners get to know them personally.  The Gospel Greats program has, in fact, won more top industry and fan awards than any other syndicated Southern Gospel music radio program in history!  For more information about The Gospel Greats, visit www.thegospelgreats.com.

 


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Southern Gospel Weekend Welcomes MARK209

Written by scoopsnews on February 7, 2019 – 11:32 am -

MARK209 Announces the Return of Joe Armstro

MARK209

Southern Gospel Weekend is pleased to announce that MARK209 will be back to Oxford , Alabama  this year.

Southern Gospel Weekend takes place in Oxford, Alabama on March 21st through March 23rd, 2019 at the beautiful Oxford Civic Center. There will be over 25 artists participating in daytime showcases, nightly concerts, and prayer at midnight. There will be something for everyone.  Mark your calendar now and plan to be at Southern Gospel Weekend 2019.

VIP TICKETS and MORE INFO: 256-310-7892

Are You Ready For Southern Gospel Weekend 2019

Are You Ready For Southern Gospel Weekend 2019

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Are You Ready For Southern Gospel Weekend 2019

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 27, 2018 – 11:56 am -

Are You Ready For Southern Gospel Weekend 2019

Are You Ready For Southern Gospel Weekend 2019

We are excited about our daytime showcases this year at Southern Gospel Weekend 2019, March 21-23, being held in Oxford, Alabama. Come hear great Gospel Music day and night for the whole weekend. Enjoy getting to hear and know your favorite artists on a more casual basis.

General admission is Free, however if you would like to be a VIP, get in touch with Vonda at 256-310-7892 or email vondaeasley@gmail.com. VIP tickets ensure that you have the best seats at the front of the auditorium, as well as other surprise treats. Front row tickets have just been released, and VIP ticket purchasers will be assigned seating on a first come, first served basis.

VIP seating for Southern Gospel Weekend is in the floor area just in front of the stage. Other VIP perks include free gifts every night for our special VIP guests. A goodie bag will be waiting for you when you arrive!

Southern Gospel Weekend, March 21-23 at the Oxford Civic Center, in Oxford, Alabama. Don’t miss this great event!

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MARK209 Announces the Return of Joe Armstrong

Written by Staff on October 28, 2018 – 8:53 am -

MARK209 Announces the Return of Joe Armstro

MARK209 Announces the Return of Joe Armstro

(Nashville, TN)  – Joe Armstrong is returning to MARK209 to fill the bass position.

Many of MARK209’s fans will recognize Joe as the original bass singer for the group, featured on their “From the Heart of Nashville” and “Grassroots 1” CDs.  Joe has been no stranger to Gospel music outside of MARK209.  His resume includes a stint with The Stamps Quartet and membership with such classic groups as The Florida Boys and The Blackwood Quartet.  Joe has been traveling with MARK209 over the past two months on an interim basis meeting fans and learning the program and he recently agreed to take the position full time.
Mark209 Logo

Mark209 Logo

With the return of Jimmy Reno two years ago and now Joe Armstrong, MARK209 is featuring their original lineup.

“Even after Joe left our band in 2012, we’ve stayed in touch and enjoyed catching up when we would run into each other on the road.  Just hours after the word got out that we were looking for a bass singer, I received a call from Joe telling me he’d like to return to MARK209,” says Jym Howe, the group’s lead singer.  Tenor singer, Nathaniel Justice adds, “Joe is a favorite among those who have heard his powerful bass voice and one of the most personable men you will meet in the music industry … Joe never meets a stranger.  And it’s arguable that Joe is the lowest bass singer in the industry today.  He’s been consistently hitting the bottom note on the piano with us each night.”
Jym finishes with, “We feel the name Joe Armstrong should be a household name for any Gospel music fan and we are thrilled that he is back with us.  THE BAND’S BACK TOGETHER!”
Joe and his wife Dena reside in Maplesville, Alabama and he is now busy with the arduous task of learning all of MARK209’s material and preparing for their highly popular Christmas tour which begins in New York on November 30.
Make your plans to see the original MARK209 at a concert near you by checking their tour schedule.
2016 Diamond Awards

Mark209 at Creekside 2016

About MARK209:

MARK209 is based out of Nashville, TN. The band takes their name from Mile Marker 209 in Nashville, which leads to Music Row, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Ryman Auditorium.  MARK209 entertains audiences across the United States with their brand of Gospel, their Family Friendly Country Concert, and their popular Christmas show “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville.”   MARK209 is proudly sponsored by Sound Solutions (Oxford, AL).
For more information about MARK209 and for their tour schedule, visit www.MARK209.com.  For booking inquiries call 615-246-2667.

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