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Written by SGN Scoops on March 28, 2014 – 5:22 am -

Absolute Publicity, Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2014) – This weekend on the Fox News Channel‘s America’s News HQ, country music legends RICKY SKAGGS and LARRY GATLIN, as well as GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE, will larry, rickyappear to discuss their recent trip to Israel.
Last month, Skaggs and Gatlin ventured to the Holy Land, traveling alongside Governor Huckabee for a weeklong tour of the region.  Governor Huckabee travels to Israel each year to guide a tour of the region and provide historical commentary.  The two country legends accompanied him as personal friends and to perform in many historic locations along the way.
Skaggs, Gatlin and Huckabee will appear on the national news show this SaturdayMarch 29 at 12:50 PM ET.

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Guy Penrod Sets Sail On The Alaska Freedom Cruise With Gov. Mike Huckabee, June 5 – 12

Written by Scoops Staff on May 2, 2011 – 8:43 am -

Entertainer Joins Roster That Includes The Nelons, Ryan & Friends, Aaron Wilburn & More

Nashville, TN (May 2, 2011) — Multiple Dove Award-nominee Guy Penrod joins Fox News personality, best-selling author and former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, on The Alaska Freedom Cruise, June 5 – 12.  This Christian-based sailing departs from Seattle, and travelers will be visiting several exciting ports-of-call along the way, including Alaska’s Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, as well as beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Packaged by Paradise Tours and Travel of Branson, Missouri, the seven-night cruise also includes the musical talents of The Triumphant Quartet, The Nelons, Ryan & Friends, Karen Peck & New River, Aaron Wilburn, The Dixie Echoes and The Arnolds.  The Freedom Cruise commands nearly half of the Princess Line’s Sapphire Princess occupancy, with 1200 cabins on reserve. Reservations and further information are available at www.guypenrod.com .

The cruise offers Penrod a respite from a steady touring schedule supporting his top-selling CD, BREATHE DEEP (Servant Records).  “It will also give me a chance to celebrate my 26th wedding anniversary with my wife, Angie,” says Penrod.  The cruise will also give the former Gaither Vocal Band lead vocalist an opportunity to re-connect with Huckabee, whom Penrod met nine years ago. “We were invited to dinner at the Governor’s mansion,” recalls Guy.  “He was very warm and welcoming,” Penrod adds.  The two men share a love of music, faith and family values that should allow for a warm reunion, and it’s a reunion that Huckabee is happily anticipating.

“I am excited to be the special guest host on a cruise with Guy Penrod as one of the musical artists performing during the week,” Huckabee says of the Freedom cruise.  “Guy is truly one of the greats and every time I hear him sing, I am blessed. I know he will bless us all with his talents on board and I can’t wait to share this experience with him.”

Penrod is looking forward to exploring the Inside Passage, entertaining fans and spending some “quality” time with his wife.  This Spring has been a busy one for Guy: in addition to a robust tour schedule, he and his wife attended the recent Dove Awards, and Guy performed on the Awards’ pre-show stage.

Penrod was recently featured in Country Weekly, Parenting Magazine, was seen on Inside Music Row and guested on the popular, U.K.-based radio channel, Country Music Radio Nashville.

During his 14-year tenure with the GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, Guy performed for over five million people on Bill & Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming Tours, and was featured on Gaither television specials airing on multiple networks.  The GVB sold more than 18 million CDs and DVDs while Penrod was a member.

Hear audio clips, see video and learn more about Guy at www.guypenrod.com.

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Legendary Soloist Bill Dykes to Open for Mike Huckabee in Gala Fundraiser

Written by Rhonda on August 25, 2010 – 11:41 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN}  EHA solo artist Bill Dykes has been booked to open for Binghamton’s Davis College President’s Gala Fundraiser. The event is slated for October 1, 2010 in Binghamton, New York at the college. Dykes will be singing and opening for Mike Huckabee and says, “I hope we see a very successful Gala event that helps this wonderful college. It is such a good cause and it’s an honor to be involved in the opening of the program with Mike Huckabee.”
Dykes singing career has been documented in the pages of Southern Gospel Music history, as he traveled with legendary names such as, The Cathedrals, The Goffs, The Senators and The Rythmn Masters. He also performed in events led by Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Rex Humbard, Billy Graham, Oral Robert, and Paul Conn. He performed four songs that reached #1 the Gospel music charts and received nominations for three Dove Awards and a Gospel Music News Award. Dykes is also known for writing and performing the Gold record-winning song ”This is Love.”
Dykes past 40 yrs as a professional in commercial banking, retail banking, sales and marketing, media, and financial consulting has not changed his passion for the church and ministry. His recent position as Chief Marketing Officer for Sky Angel allowed him to design and implement Sky Angel’s sales and marketing initiatives. Dykes studied finance at the University of Cincinnati and vocal performance at the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He attended seminary at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and he holds a Doctor of Divinity Degree at Heritage Baptist University in Indianapolis.
The past few months for Dykes has proven to be a fertile ground for his many talents, gifts, and formal education, as Bill Traylor of Mansion Entertainment brought him on board as Executive Director of Manor House Records.
For more info on this event, or to read more about the legendary Bill Dykes: www.billdykes.org
To Book Bill Dykes:
Music Row
11 Music Circle South
Suite 106
Nashville, TN 37203

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