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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.

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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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MARK209 sings for President Bush

Written by scoopsnews on September 12, 2018 – 12:09 pm -

(Nashville, TN)  – MARK209 received an invitation from President George H.W. Bush to visit Walker’s Point (the Bush family summer home) and perform an intimate concert for the former President and his family.

MARK209 was preparing for their final concerts of their 2018 New England Tour, when they received an invitation from President Bush to visit him at his home on Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, ME.  Others in attendance were President Bush’s extended family, which included his son President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Barbara and Jenna Bush (the twins), other members of the Bush family, as well as some of their staff.

President Bush told the band how he had recently had Lee Greenwood and Michael W. Smith in to sing for him over the past few weeks.  MARK209’s tenor and front man, Nathaniel Justice says, “The President’s Chief of Staff told me that Lee Greenwood said that all of Nashville would be on a plane immediately to visit our former President at the invitation … he is loved by so many.  MARK209 is just thrilled to be included in the select few who have been invited.”  Nathaniel said.

MARK209 sang songs requested by the family and President Bush which included hymns, country classics, and some of MARK209’s original material.  MARK209’s “Soldiers and Jesus” received a great response from the family.  And President Bush was thrilled to have the quartet sing his favorite song by the Oak Ridge Boys, “Elvira”.

“Josh sat down at the piano and began to play as the family gathered around,” states Jimmy Reno, MARK209 baritone singer.  “We began with a few hymns and then started singing some of our original material.  President George W. Bush really enjoyed ‘Keep on the Firing Line.’”

“This was a huge honor for MARK209’” states Jym Howe, the band’s lead singer.  “It was our third opportunity to perform for President Bush.  Two at his invitation to his home with all the family and once, last year in Kennebunkport, when he and First Lady Barbara came to our concert and sat on the front row.  It is really something that this country boy from Cut and Shoot, Texas would have the audience of such powerful people.  God has truly blessed MARK209.”

Photos were not allowed on property this time while visiting the Bush family, but the band will carry these fond memories.

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, visit www.MARK209.com.  For booking inquiries call 615-246-2667.


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MARK209 Opening Auditions for Bass Singer

Written by Staff on August 17, 2018 – 10:50 am -

MARK209 to Release New Recording

MARK209 Opening Auditions for Bass Singer

August 15, 2018 – Due to his desire to be off the road and with family, Ray Woconish has decided to step down as bass singer for MARK209.  Ray has been with MARK209 for 6 years and we know this was a difficult decision for him and he will be missed by his fans.  While the group is saddened to see a change, we are excited to see the new chapter God has for us.

MARK209 is now accepting applications for their bass position to be filled as soon as possible.
Applicants should submit head-shot, resume, and demo to bass@mark209.com.
We are looking for a bass vocalist who is excited to push the boundaries of how a music ministry can be used.  We sing at everything from prisons to Presidents; casinos to churches and on some of the largest (and smallest) stages in the nation.  Vocal range should be from A-flat to middle C, comfortably and consistently.

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MARK209 is a full-time, professional gospel band based out of Nashville, Tennessee with tours nationwide from Maine to California.

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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.” Proudly sponsored by Sound Solutions (Oxford, AL).
For more information click here.  For booking inquiries call 615-246-2667

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MARK209’s Thumbprint Release Marks a Huge Success

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 7, 2018 – 9:50 am -

MARK209’s Thumbprint Release Marks a Huge Success

MARK209’s Thumbprint Release Marks a Huge Success

“THUMBPRINT” – the newest mainline album by MARK209 was officially released to more than 200 friends, family, fans, media, and industry leaders on July 17, 2018. The release party was held in the Crown Ballroom of the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville.  Proof of the quartet’s wide-spread fan base, attendees came from 15 states including New Hampshire, Texas and Oklahoma with some driving 13 hours to join the celebration.

     According to lead singer, Jym Howe, the group began their search of song selections with more than 300 submitted choices to narrow down to the final 14.  “We are thrilled with the result,” Jym said.  “It’s one of the peak experiences in MARK209’s artistic history.  We joined with Eddie Swann of Regal Media and considered songs by Gary Chapman, Larry Gatlin, Woody Wright, Dave Willard and others,” Jym added.
     The audience was already on their feet before the singers finished their first number – “Let Your Light So Shine” and as the concert continued it was evident each carefully-selected song had complete fan approval.
     Sonya Moore drove friends 13 hours from Oklahoma to celebrate MARK209’s THUMBPRINT release. “We believe in them and their mission.  They’re the finest group I’ve ever known,” Sonya said. “They are what they sing about,” she added. She enjoyed the opportunity to meet the wives of the singers at the release party which she called “a very nice and personal event.” Her favorite song on the new CD? Soldiers and Jesus. “I’m a sentimental person and that song means a lot to me. If it were not for the men and women who served, we wouldn’t be where we are today and we wouldn’t be here in Nashville for this very special event. I appreciate them (MARK209) for being so patriotic” she said.
     Vonda Easley with HEY Y’ALL MEDIA is promoting the CD’s first single “You Can Get There From Here” by Christy Sutherland.  Tenor, Nathaniel Justice, called it his testimony song.  “It just resonated with me.  It says it all,” Nathaniel said. Vonda agreed.  “It’s the message hurting Americans need to hear,” she said.
     Hosts of the syndicated television show Gospel Music Today, Ken and Jean Grady, were among the evening’s special guests.  Jean concurred with the impact of the song. “People are hurting and down on themselves.  We all need that message.  It’s not a traditional song,” she said.
     The CD is dedicated to the memory of Jym’s father, Thomas Floyd Howe, Jr. (Tommy) a well-known and highly respected quartet singer who passed away days before the release.
     “We feel we have come up with something truly unique,” Jym said.  “It definitely has our mark on it,” he added – hinting at the mystery behind the title of the CD.

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MARK209 to Release New Recording

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 11, 2018 – 9:10 am -

MARK209 to Release New Recording

MARK209 to Release New Recording

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Award-winning Nashville-based quartet MARK209 has just completed recording their first mainline album in 4 years

.  “Thumbprint” is scheduled to release July 17 at the band’s CD Release Party in Nashville, Tennessee.   This album features14 songs in the musical styles that have made the band a favorite among fans and welcome at many diverse venues.

“We are thrilled about the release of Thumbprint,” says Jym Howe, lead vocalist.  “This new CD has been a long time coming.  We partnered with Eddie Swann at Regal Media and brought in some of the finest players we could find and just spent a few months collaborating and making something special that we’re certain our fans will really enjoy.  We feel we have successfully melded traditional southern gospel and country gospel with a hint of bluegrass to make something truly unique.”
Songwriters Woody Wright, Christy Sutherland, Tom Botkin, Gary Chapman, Larry Gatlin, David Meece, David Patillo, Kyle Matthews, and Dave Williford contributed songs to this CD.
“You Can Get There From Here” written by Christy Sutherland and Kyle Matthews is the first radio release from “Thumbprint” and is already on its way to radio on the Hey Y’all Media comp.  “This is one of the most beautiful songs we’ve ever recorded,” states tenor Nathaniel Justice.  “When Matt Dudney first sent it to us, I knew we had to do it. It’s my testimony song.  The lyrics are so strong.  The second verse is ‘You see a stumble, God sees a dance … you see the chaos, He see the chance … you see an ending, God sees a brand new start … you see mistakes, He sees your heart.’  I know things have not always turned out in my life the way I would have wanted or planned and I’ve had many, what appeared to be, ‘detours’.  Yet God can still use me.  I can get there from here!”
The CD Release Party for “Thumbprint” is planned for July 17 at the Maxwell House Hotel (Nashville, TN) in the Crown Ballroom.  There is still a limited amount of space remaining for any wanting to attend.  You can register to attend at www.eventbrite.com/e/mark209-cd-release-party-registration-46683844636 .
Thumbprint by MARK209 is available for pre-sale now at www.mark209.com and will be available through digital outlets worldwide including iTunes.
Thumbprint by MARK209 Song List:
1.  LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE
2.  JAILBREAK
3.  COUNT THE STARS
4.  MY LAST DAY HERE
5.  CAN’T LOSE FOR WINNING
6.  I’M READY
7.  SOLDIERS AND JESUS
8.  WISH I COULD’VE BEEN THERE
9.  GOSPEL TRAIN
10.  MY KIND OF PEOPLE
11.  EVERYTHING I KNOW
12.  JUST THIS SIDE OF A REAL GOOD TIME
13.  POWER OF LOVE
14.  YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE

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