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Chapel Valley Song Publishing adds writers in 2018

Sharps Chapel, TN – The Chapel Valley family is growing again!  Gearing up for another very busy year, Chapel Valley has added three phenomenal songwriters to bring some exciting new music to Valley Songs Publishing, a division of Chapel Valley. “Our family of artists has grown, and we are blessed to produce a wide variety of music with the diverse talent God has blessed our family of artists with,” said CEO, Shane Roark.”

Barbara Lister Williams - writer at Chapel Valley Songs

Barbara Lister Williams – writer at Chapel Valley 

Barbara Lister Williams inherited her love for music from her father, legendary Mosie Lister, who taught her to appreciate and analyze the structure and beauty of all types of music. She shared many writing projects with her father and her worship songs have been well-received by her church in Nashville. The Williams family recently moved from Nashville, TN to Norfolk, VA. Barbara has retired from a 20-year teaching career and is looking forward to focusing on songwriting now. Barbara shared, “I am honored and eager to serve with these fine people at Chapel Valley, and praying for an exciting and productive 2018!”

Phil Morgan is a world-renowned singer/songwriter who has traveled with his wife, Pam, for 22 years, doing over 120 concerts each year. They reside in Missouri and have two beautiful daughters. Phil’s songs have been featured on television shows such as Oprah, Montel, The 700 Club, Discovery Health Network, TBN, INSP, 3ABN, Purely Music and more. “I am very excited to work with the great folks at Chapel Valley. My greatest desire in songwriting and in life is to represent God with quality and integrity, so Chapel Valley is a perfect fit for me. I can’t wait to see how God will use our partnership to reach people with His message of hope,” stated Phil.

Phil Morgan - writer at Chapel Valley

Phil Morgan – writer at Chapel Valley

Amber Maxwell began singing at the tender age of two and penned her first song at only five years old. She and her husband, Rev. Charles Maxwell have four sons and reside in Rome, GA. Amber shared, “I am honored to serve as a staff writer for Valley Songs Publishing. I’m praying that 2018 will be a very productive year as we work together to further the kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!” Amber’s songwriting career was launched 15 years ago when she partnered with Peck Music Publishing. Over the years, groups such as The Crist Family, The Mylon Hayes Family Lindsey Graham, The McKameys, Josh and Ashley Franks, The Ferguson Family, The Hyssongs, the Goulds and many more notable groups have selected songs from her library.

“I am extremely excited to be working with this talented group of writers, says Jack Allen, Director of Publishing for Valley Songs Publishing. Each have their own unique qualities to bring to the table. They are not only talented, but are great people with hearts focused upon our Lord. Each have a proven track record of producing excellent songs, and we cannot wait to see what comes from putting them together in the same room!”

Jack Allen with Amber Maxwell of Chapel Valley

Jack Allen with Amber Maxwell of Chapel Valley

These incredible writers join Gina Vera on staff. Gina has written and co-written several hit songs over the years, including The Bowling Family’s “Mourning into Dancing,” which topped the charts at number one. Stay tuned for some incredible music from these writers and artists, presented to you by Chapel Valley. Visit us on Facebook to hear who’s in the studio and listen to an occasional sneak preview of some of the music you’ll hear on the radio in a few months!

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The GAITHER VOCAL BAND Showcases Happy Rhythms on Two All-New DVDs

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 16, 2015 – 10:16 pm -



GRAMMY® Award-winning Group Introduces Companion DVD to Recent Chart-topping Sometimes It Takes a Mountain CD Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—March 16th, 2015GRAMMY® Award-winning quintet the Gaither Vocal Band will release two all-new DVDs—Sometimes It Takes a Mountain (Gaither Music Group) and Happy Rhythm (Gaither Music Group)–on March 17th. Hosted by Bill Gaither and recorded in an intimate, rustic setting just south of Nashville at the concert hall of celebrated country duo Joey+Rory, the all-new recordings release on the heels of the top-charting Sometimes It Takes a Mountain (Gaither Music Group) audio recording, which released last fall.
The videos feature LIVE performances of the songs from the Sometimes It Takes a Mountain audio recording along with additional numbers as well as special performances by HOMECOMING artists The Martins, The Isaacs, Goodman Revival, Charlotte Ritchie, Buddy Greene and The Nelons.
The recordings include interview footage with group members Bill Gaither, David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Todd Suttles and Adam Crabb and highlight the unmistakable harmonies that have garnered five GRAMMY® nominations, two GRAMMY® Awards and 17 GMA DOVE Awards.  The Gaither Vocal Band was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY® Award and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
The group’s intricate harmonies are showcased on songs written by some of gospel music’s most respected songwriters including Bill and Gloria Gaither, Suzanne Jennings, Mosie Lister, Michael W. Smith, Gerald Crabb, Thomas A. Dorsey, Henry Slaughter, Jeff Silvey, Reba Rambo-McGuire and Dony McGuire, among others.  Crabb’s award-winning vocals are highlighted on the recording’s first radio single, “Sometimes It Takes a Mountain,” which is currently in the Top 5 on the national radio chart.
The new DVD releases will be featured on an international TV campaign which will air on PBS, Dish TV, DirecTV, AT&T Uverse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN.  It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.
The Gaither brand of artists and products topped the BILLBOARD Year-End Chart of Music Video Sales Labels for 2000, 2011 and 2014.
The Sometimes It Takes a Mountain and Happy Rhythm DVDs are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and will be available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com, where it is available now.
The Gaither Vocal Band will be on tour from now through the end of the year and will be a highlight of the Gaither Homecoming Christmas Tour.  A list of tour dates can be found at www.gaither.com.
For further information regarding the Gaither Vocal Band and/or Sometimes It Takes a Mountain and Happy Rhythm, including a video preview with a sampling of music, visit www.gaither.com or connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gaithermusic or on Twitter: @gaithermusic.
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March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 8, 2015 – 10:43 pm -

March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

We are thrilled to present the March edition of SGNScoops magazine! Our cover showcases one of the best of today’s Bluegrass artists, Balsam Range. The feature by Marcie Gray tells us all about these talented men and their music, as well as the story behind their latest hit single, “Stacking Up The Rocks.”

SGN Scoops also pays tribute to the late great Mosie Lister, and features Brandon Stone of the Gospel Harmony Boys, the ladies of Sweetwater Revival, Redheads in Southern Gospel, Reagan Griffin, Page Trio, the Wills Family Reunion and DJ Richie Rose, as well as so much more!
We invite you to soak in the wisdom of all of our monthly columnists and hear their adventures! Lou Wills Hildreth, David Staton, Kelly Nelon Clark, Jeff Steele, Sherry Anne, Dusty Wells and Laurette Willis will encourage and enlighten you.
Thanks to all of our SGNScoops artists and writers. We appreciate you so much! Thanks as well to all of you who read our magazine faithfully every month. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to write to me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
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Mosie Lister: “Goodbye, World, Goodbye”

Written by Staff on February 12, 2015 – 9:57 am -

Mosie ListerThe Christian music world has lost another great man. Mosie Lister passed away this morning. As written on his facebook: “The Father has called His songwriter to Heaven.
Mosie met the Master this morning at 9:07 A.M. (Central)”

Mosie Lister was born in Cochran, Georgia on September 8, 1921. He and his wife Wylene (d.2001) married in 1946. They had twin daughters, Brenda and Barbara. After Wylene’s death, Mosie married Martha, mother of Vicki Booth (wife of Michael Booth). Lister also leaves behind several grandchildren.

Lister was a Gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, as well as an ordained Baptist Pastor. He was a member of the Sunny South Quartet, the Melody Masters Quartet and the Statesmen Quartet. He also formed the Mosie Lister Publishing Company. Lister was inducted into the Gospel Music and the Southern Gospel Music Association Halls Of Fame.

Lister wrote hundreds of songs, sung by many artists. Some of his many compositions include: “Feeling Mighty Fine,” “Still Feeling Fine,” “Goodbye World Goodbye,” “His Hand in Mine,” “Happy Rhythm,” Shoutin’ Ground,” and “Where No One Stands Alone.” Listers songs have been recorded by artists such as Elvis Presley, The Hoppers, Loretta Lynn, The Booth Brothers, The Dove Brothers, Merle Haggard, George Beverly Shea and Bill Gaither.

Mosie Lister was a great talent and a great part of Gospel music. His songs helped bring the Word of God to many hearts, in the way only a true poet can.

No details on arrangements have been released at this time.

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Mosie Lister What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 4, 2014 – 8:30 am -

 Mosie Lister

Mosie Lister

Mosie Lister, what is your favorite Christmas Memory?

My most memorable Christmas was during WWII. I was stationed somewhere near the Mediterranean. No one around except Arabs and a few Navy buddies. No celebrations. No worship services. Very likely no other believers. I had a very private personal time with the Heavenly Father in Gratitude for the unspeakable gift of His Son. What a great testimony to the relationship each of us have with Him.


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Legendary Daywind Songwriters Dianne Wilkinson And Ronny Hinson Honored At 2013 Harmony Honors Ceremony

Written by SGN Scoops on January 31, 2013 – 11:29 am -

DianneRonny662x435Hendersonville, TN (January 31, 2013) — The Southern Gospel Music Guild held its annual Harmony Honors program, hosted by Jason Crabb, on Tuesday evening, January 29th, 2013, at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN.  Daywind songwriters Ronny Hinson and Dianne Wilkinson were both honored with lifetime achievement awards for their contribution to gospel music.Along with Dianne Wilkinson and Ronny Hinson, Daywind recording artist, Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision), songwriters Mosie Lister, Squire Parsons, and Phil Cross received acclamations for their success in songwriting.  Each of these songwriters have penned several hits that are classics in Southern Gospel music.

The songwriters told stories about their career, influences, and inspirations.  Ronny Hinson told a story about penning his hit song “The Lighthouse” saying, “I scribbled it in a bathroom, during rehearsal, on a piece of toilet paper, in 7 minutes.” To honor each songwriter, a few of their popular songs were performed by well-known artists to the capacity crowd. Featured artists included Daywind’s Greater Vision, the Nelons and Scott Fowler (Legacy Five).  Also taking the stage were g Jeff & Sheri Easter, Kingdom Heirs, Tribute Quartet, Palmetto State Quartet, LeFevre Quartet, the Bowling Family, Booth Brothers, Gold City, Three Bridges, and country music great, Wynonna Judd.

Selected performances from the evening will air as part of TBN’s “Praise the Lord” programming. Visit www.tbn.org for more information on dates and airtimes.

Daywind Music Group is based in Hendersonville, TN and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution.  In addition to those mentioned above, Daywind is also home to writers such as Kyla Rowland, Sue Smith and Kenna West, as well as artists such as The Perrys and Karen Peck & New River.  For more information on Daywind, visit daywindrecords.com.  For more information about Daywind Publishing, contact Rick Shelton at rshelton@daywind.com.

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Trinity Broadcasting Network Hosts SGMG Harmony Honors January 29th at Trinity Music City in Nashville, TN.

Written by SGN Scoops on January 26, 2013 – 6:24 am -

All-Star Lineup Features Jason Crabb, Wynonna Judd, Greater Vision, Kingdom Heirs, Nelons, Booth Brothers and More!

NASHVILLE (January 25, 2013) — Some of the top names in Gospel Music will take the stage January 29 in Nashville at Trinity Broadcasting harmony honorsNetwork’s Trinity Music City, as Grammy Award-winning Christian music artist Jason Crabb hosts a special live TBN taping of the 2013 SGMG Harmony Honors.

Sponsored by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMG), the annual SGMG Harmony Honors celebrates the best and brightest singers, songwriters, quartets, and groups in this unique American musical genre that has comforted, inspired, and entertained generations of fans.

This year the Harmony Honors recognize gospel songwriters Mosie Lister, Squire Parsons, Ronny Hinson, Rodney Griffin, Phil Cross, and Dianne Wilkinson. SGMG president Judy Nelon noted that many of the songs penned by these writers are now considered classics, and have been recorded and performed by scores of artists in gospel, country, and other genres of music. “It is a privilege to be able to honor this elite group of gospel music’s legacy songwriters,” she said. “Their work continues to inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds.”

This special edition of TBN’s signature “Praise the Lord” show will feature performances from a number of popular artists, including the Booth Brothers, the Bowling Family, Gold City, Greater Vision, Jeff & Sheri Easter, the Kingdom Heirs, LeFevre Quartet, the Nelons, Three Bridges, Tribute Quartet and Palmetto State Quartet featuring Grammy Award-winning country music great Wynonna Judd.

“I am honored to host the 2013 SGMG Harmony Honors and to be a part in recognizing these amazing songwriters,” said Jason Crabb, a regular TBN “Praise the Lord” host. “I cut my teeth on their songs, and their work has been a big part of my own musical heritage.”

TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch noted that Gospel Music has been a regular part of TBN’s history over the past 40 years. “We’ve welcomed many Gospel greats over the years,” he said. “The rich harmonies and inspirational message of this sacred music have been a blessing to generations of TBN viewers. We’re honored once again to host the SGMG Harmony Honors.”

Admission to the January 29th live TBN taping of the Harmony Honors at Nashville’s Trinity Music City is free to the public, with 1,500 seats available. Doors open at 6 p.m. (Central Time) and the program begins at 7 p.m.

For more information and directions visit www.trinitymusiccity.com.

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Great Variety of Southern Gospel Music on Harmony Road

Written by Staff on January 25, 2013 – 3:12 pm -

Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs

Signal Mountain, TN (January 24, 2013):  This week’s Harmony Road TV lineup includes a variety of great Southern Gospel music including quartet, family groups and unique acapella.  This week’s featured songwriter is Dianne Wilkinson. There are also exclusive behind the scenes interviews.

Originating from the lobby of the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the program begins with a rousing rendition of “Jesus Made a Believer Out of Me” penned by Dianne Wilkinson and performed by The Kingdom Heirs.  Also featured are uplifting songs from top family groups, The Bowlings, The Crist Family and the Whisnants.  Closing out the program is a unique rendition of “Goodbye World Goodbye” by acapella group The Penny Loafers, featuring a cameo by the songwriter, Mosie Lister.

Harmony Road is a weekly Southern Gospel TV program hosted by “Singing News” publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler and features interviews from Christian musician and Ball Brothers pianist, Cody McVey.  Other members of the team include Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer.

Harmony Road can be found each week on TNN, The Nashville Network on Sunday mornings at 8:00 Eastern as well as theWALKtv Saturday evenings at 6:00 Eastern. The program is also streamed each Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Sunday mornings at 7:30 Eastern at www.wmjn29.com and aired each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 and 6:00 Central time on TV24 in the Anniston/Gadsden, Alabama area.  Harmony Road airs 6 times per week and is available “On Demand” on Charter Cable in Clarksville, TN. The program is also streamed in multiple places, including ROKU courtesy of theWALKtv.  Go to www.thewalktv.com for a complete list and links.

To find Harmony Road in your area, go to www.watchtnn.com, www.thewalktv.com, www.wmjn29.com or and www.tv24.tv More information can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com or www.facebook.com/harmonyroadtv .


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