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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

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 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.”

July 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Tribute Quarte

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

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The Bowling Sisters debut in Nashville

Written by scoopsnews on March 4, 2017 – 7:31 am -

The Bowling Sisters debut in Nashville

The Bowling Sisters. Photo by LaDonna Ann Cooper Photography

Happy Saturday!

Have you heard the buzz about the Bowling Sisters? These young girls did a fantastic job at their CD Release in Hendersonville, Tennessee on Wednesday, March 1.

Vonda Easley of SGN Scoops Social Media Team was in attendance. “These girls are anointed. They have got it!” stated Vonda.

Special thanks to Majestic Light Media for sharing this awesome video. Be Blessed!

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Jordan Family Band Goes to Nashville

Written by Staff on August 11, 2016 – 6:31 pm -

Jordan Family Band Goes to Nashville

Jordan Family Band Goes to Nashville

Nashville, TN (August 4, 2016) – The Jordan Family Band of Calhoun, GA, recently traveled to Nashville to spend time sharpening their ministry in anticipation of their newest release, Joshua 24:15. The band met with business and marketing consultants in Salem Communications offices. Salem Communications is the parent company for Singing News Magazine and the Singing News Radio Network.

Josh Jordan said, “It is important that our heart for the Gospel of Jesus is heard as we minister. Our children are being raised as the next generation. My wife, Randa and I wanted to invest in teaching them to do ministry with integrity.”

As the matriarch of The Jordan Family Band, Randa Jordan is determined that their boys are prepared for the future. “We know that they will face new challenges, both in ministry and in business,” Randa commented. “What we learned during our Artist Consultation with Singing News should equip them as our ministry grows,” Randa continued.

During their time spent at Singing News in Nashville, the Jordan Family Band conducted a radio interview with host Greg Goodman, which will be aired at a future date. The day also included sessions on marketing, the most effective use of print, radio and social media and how to utilize those pieces to grow a music ministry.

The Jordan Family Band will be releasing their new project, Joshua 24:15 this September. Produced by respected session ace and producer, Jeremy Medkiff, the Jordan Family Band says they truly feel this is a groundbreaking project for them and the first project they have ever entrusted fully to a producer. Each song features all members of the family band, including sons Hutch, Alex and Grant.

Singing News magazine and the Singing News Radio Network will be presenting a full marketing package for the project as part of the consultation program.

To learn more about The Jordan Family Band, visit and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Singing News offers the Artists Consultation Service to any group looking to reach the next level. The program is offered by invitation to artists who have a passion for ministry and have a commitment to achieving greater opportunities to grow their ministry.

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BRENDA LEE “Little Miss Dynamite” ~ To Host The Best of “SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY”® …36 Years In The Making

Written by Staff on April 5, 2016 – 5:30 pm -

Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee

Nashville, Tennessee (April 5, 2016) The Music City Christian Fellowship (MCCF) announced today that Rock-N-Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly Hall of Fame Legend, Ms. Brenda Lee, will be returning to Host the 36th Annual Sunday Mornin’ Country® Celebration at the Grand Ole Opry House, Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 2:30 P.M.

Ms. Lee, also a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, has partnered with this event on numerous occasions over the years. Her unique blend of humor and engaging connection with the audience is a perfect complement to this uplifting concert.

Previous line-ups have included over two hundred Top Name Country Music Artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Roy Clark, Linda Davis, Chris Young, The Whites, Bill Anderson, George Hamilton IV, Lynn Anderson, Ray Stevens, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Wayne and many more, along with Gospel friends / legends like Jason Crabb, Vestal Goodman, Michael English, Guy Penrod and The Fox Brothers. Early shows included stars Roy Acuff, Tammy Wynette, Grandpa Jones, Skeeter Davis, Bill Monroe and other legends that have since gone home.

Sunday Mornin’ Country® is great entertainment the whole family will enjoy as Country Music Artists come together to share their hearts as well as their favorite Gospel songs. The Music City Christian Fellowship presents this concert at the conclusion ofCMA Music Fest/Fan Fair each year, leaving the Fans & Guests with an uplifting memory of Nashville that will last a lifetime!

Tickets for Sunday Mornin’ Country® are ON SALE through theOpry Box Office  (1-800-733-6779) or ( – click on tickets) and Ticketmaster ( Visit for more information.

The Music City Christian Fellowship is a 501©3 non-profit organization and all artists volunteer their performances at theJune 12 concert. Positions on the MCCF Board of Directors are non-salaried. Sunday Mornin’ Country® is a registered trademark of the Music City Christian Fellowship.

Watch for artists to be added to the 2016 line-up as they become available. Artists scheduled to appear subject to change.

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Written by Staff on December 22, 2015 – 8:12 am -




** Grammy winner Jason Crabb to appear **

Candy Christmas

Candy Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 22, 2015 – The Bridge Inc. will once again sponsor the annual ‘Bridge to Christmas’ service under the Jefferson street bridge in Nashville, TN. The event is set for TODAY, Tuesday, December 22, 2015, from 4 PM – 7 PM where organizers will serve over 2,500 homeless, hungry and food-insecure guests under the Jefferson St. bridge. In addition, organizers will distribute brand new Carhartt coats, gloves, scarves, blankets, toiletry items, 30,000+ pounds of food, along with over 3,000 brand new beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts. A special area for children, TOY LAND, will contain gifts, goodies and even a visit from Santa Claus!

Special Christmas music from the Bridge Singers, a heartwarming candlelight service with communion and a message of hope are among the scheduled activities. The Christmas story will also be shared and lived out as we gifts and hope is presented to the homeless and hurting of Nashville.

Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb

Faithful volunteers and sponsors from various churches, businesses, and civic groups will come together to serve those in need. A diverse group of passionate people will come together to bless the less fortunate and help make this event a tremendous success. The Bridge to Christmas is truly a place for the entire family to serve and help others – what Christmas is all about!

About The Bridge:
The Bridge is a weekly outreach that takes place each Tuesday evening at 6 PM under the Jefferson Street bridge in downtown Nashville, TN. The Bridge has been in existence since 2004 and takes place regardless of the weather. A dedicated army of volunteers serve hot meals to the homeless and food-insecure. After the meal, a special guest speaker brings a message of hope to the attending guests. At the end of the service, volunteers distribute bags of groceries, toiletries, and new clothes. The weekly average attendance (not counting volunteers) is between 500-700, and the Bridge has served as many as 2500 attendees.

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SGN Scoops’ Fast Five with Glad Heart

Written by Staff on September 28, 2015 – 6:39 am -



Welcome to SGN Scoops’ Fast Five! This is where we ask an artist to answer five questions about themselves and then we all get to learn a little more about them.

Today we talked to Glad Heart from Nashville. This mixed family trio has only been travelling for two years and already has a radio single that has found its way to the charts. “God’s Got A Plan” is currently number 17 on the monthly chart of . These folks come by their Country sound honestly as they live on a farm and look after horses.
Meet the family behind Glad Heart in this edition of Fast Five!

SGN: Please introduce Glad Heart to us.
GH: GladHeart is a family group based out of the Nashville, TN area. We are dedicated to spreading the message of Jesus through our songs and ministry. The vocalists of our group are John Dorris (dad), Sonya Dorris (mom), and our 12-year-old daughter, Macy Jo. Our son, Nick, runs our sound/video, and also manages our social media. Zack, our son who is 14, is our #1 roadie! Zack also plays guitar and drums. In addition to singing, Macy also plays guitar and mandolin. GladHeart has a Country Gospel sound. We also enjoy throwing some good ol’ Southern Gospel into our mix of songs.The group as it is today has been together for about two years. We love traveling as a family wherever the Lord leads us.
SGN: Tell us about your radio single.
GH: Our new project, God’s Got A Plan, was recorded with Daywind Records. “God’s Got A Plan,” off of that project, is our radio single. This song features Macy Jo. As Christians we are continually searching to know our purpose in life. Be assured that God has a plan for each of our lives no matter if you are old or young. The song talks about that no matter what your situation is, God is aware and He has a plan. We must keep praising Him. As the song says: “God is good. He is King!”
SGN: If someone wants to book you or buy your product, how may they do that?
GH For booking please contact John Dorris at 618-927-1879 or via email at You can find GladHeart on the web at, on Facebook GladHeart, and on You Tube GladHeart Ministries.
If you would like our product, please contact John or send us a message on Facebook.


SGN: How was GladHeart formed? Where did you get the name?

GH: John started the group GladHeart in the early 1990’s with some people from his church. GladHeart has had many members over the years, with the one constant, John Dorris.
Our name comes from the bible verse Acts 2:26 “Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; …”
SGN: When traveling, where is the group’s favorite place to eat?
GH: We like finding local “mom-n-pop” restaurants wherever we travel. If it is up to Macy, it will be Mexican food everytime!
It was good to meet the fine folks of GladHeart! You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Check out their website and listen to their music clip. We know they will add a “Little Bit of Sunshine” to your day!
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Tune In Alert: Aaron Tippin on Music City Show

Written by Staff on August 20, 2015 – 1:17 pm -

Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2015) –  You don’t want to miss RFD-TV’s The Music City Show this week. Country star Aaron Tippin joins Tim Lovelace and Jim Sheldon for a night of great music on this final show of Season Four.

The Music City Show is Nielsen rated and reaches hundreds of

Aaron Tippin and Tim Lovelace

Aaron Tippin and Tim Lovelace

thousands of people each week.

To view a preview of the show click the following link:

This is Season Four Finale for the show which can be seen weekly on RFD-TV: Thursdays at 8PM EST and 7PM Central. The program can be seen again at 12AM EST and Friday 6:30 AM EST.

The Music City Show also airs on NRB at Saturday 6/5 PM Central and FamilyNet on Sunday Noon EST.

For more information on Aaron Tippin visit his website here.


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Fiddle Player Has Nashville’s First New Years Baby

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 2, 2015 – 10:25 am -

anna grace and baby with camera

anna grace and baby with camera

Nashville’s First New Years Baby HIGHROADIII’s Anna Grace Shideler Has Baby Girl

Nashville, Tenn (January 2, 2015) Is there any better way to kick off the New Year than to have a beautiful baby girl? While everyone may not celebrate the New Year this way, that’s exactly what Nathan and Anna Grace Shideler did to start 2015.

Emily Joy Shideler came into this world on January 1st, 2015 at 3:09AM in Nashville, TN.  Weighing 6 lbs 11oz and 18 inches long Emily Joy made more than a little excitement for everyone around.

It would seem that Emily Joy’s parents became so bored at watching their favorite team, Georgia Tech getting beat by Mississppi State in a New Years Eve Orange Bowl Football game that Anna Grace Shideler’s water broke in the third quarter.

Anna Grace’s water broke around 9:30PM, but around 2:30AM they decided to get to the hospital. At 3:09AM little Emily Joy was born. That was perfect timing.

Emily Joy was the first baby born in Nashville for the year 2015, so most of the Television news crews showed up to cover the story.

With lots of cameras in the room, Anna Grace stated “News Channel 5, News Channel 4, Fox 17 News, and The Tennessean have all stopped by to get some pictures and video of our little treasure. She has had quite the first day of life!”.

Anna Grace sings and plays fiddle for the very popular Gospel group HIGHROADIII. With the group off for a Christmas break Emily Joy chose the perfect time to make her entrance to the group.

HIGHROADIII group member Kiley Phillips commented, “I’m so happy for Anna Grace and Nathan and cannot wait to meet their sweet little girl. She is already so loved by so many and her parents will be some of the best.”

Sarah Davison, singer and keyboard player for HIGHROADIII, said, “We couldn’t be more excited for Anna Grace and her husband Nathan! Emily Joy is sure to be a joy to us all and we can’t wait to spoil her rotten! God is so good.”

You can learn more about HIGHROADIII by going to or . You can reach them by Twitter at .
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My NQC Memories: Charlie Griffin

Written by Staff on September 24, 2014 – 11:36 am -

Charlie Griffin

Charlie Griffin

The NQC – The Grand-daddy of them all!

I was a teenager and had started singing with a regional group. I had been to a few concerts at the Lake Norman Music Hall to see the big names of gospel music. But that year, 1979, as “Convention time “ came around the word came down that we were going to the NQC in Nashville, Tennessee. I was told of the singing, the groups, the booths around the main level of the Municipal Auditorium and how much fun it would be.

Nashville municipal auditorium

Nashville municipal auditorium

October came and there I was in Nashville at the NQC. The first night I heard the Blackwood Brothers, Kingsmen and Cathedrals and about a dozen more groups.  I sat enthralled at every singer on stage. I remember walking the circle and meeting the artists and the fans. They were everywhere! I spoke with Eldridge Fox, George Younce, The Speers and got to meet so many artists that I had grown up with. I was in heaven.

We went to the Auditorium early, to walk around Nashville. Then at the auditorium I met NQC volunteer worker Jim Sheets, who became a dear friend. We walked the circle and talked to the groups

Elliston Place Soda Shop

Elliston Place Soda Shop

getting ready for the night. Walked around the auditorium looking at buses and talking to other fans doing the same thing. Then we talked with DJs from around America. Yes I was truly in heaven.

In Nashville we ate at Hap-Towns Diner, Elliston Place Soda Fountain, went to Opryland, the Grand Ol’ Opry, Printers’ Alley and had a picnic in Centennial Park. We went down Music Row, saw the historic studios, met JD Sumner at the Stamps Building, talked to Ben Speer in the Speer Recording Studio, went to the Country Music tourist sights and just saw it all! Yes I was in Gospel music

JD and Mary Sumner

JD and Mary Sumner


I will never forget those memories and the people! The smells, the excitement and most of all the music!


Submitted by Charlie Griffin 

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Written by SGN Scoops on March 22, 2013 – 3:01 pm -

NASHVILLE, TN (March 22, 2013) – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) recently announced the return of the legendary GMA Dove DoveAwards to Music City for its 44th year of honors. For the first time in GMA Dove Awards history, Gospel music’s biggest night will take place in the fall. This year’s show is on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 8 p.m. EDT, at Allen Arena on the campus of Nashville’s historic Lipscomb University and will be nationally televised on GMC TV.

The bold move from spring to fall was an intentional shift by the Gospel Music Association to make this year’s esteemed event an unforgettable celebration of the message and artistry that defines the Gospel/Christian genre leading into the industry’s most significant retail sales season. “The GMA Dove Awards has a tradition of bringing our music community together to celebrate God’s goodness as a family and raising awareness for Christian and Gospel music,” says GMA Executive Director Jackie Patillo. The memorable evening will celebrate the impact Gospel music is making in the lives of countless listeners around the world through story and song. “This year we will not only pay tribute to the music and its makers, but we will shine a light on those who have experienced the music as a lifeline,” says Patillo.

In addition to once-in-a-lifetime performances, the show will also highlight the efforts of the industry’s artists who are using their platforms to champion causes greater than themselves. Food for the Hungry, which provides emergency relief and long-term development programs to help the world’s most vulnerable people, will be this year’s GMA Dove Awards ministry partner. The organization will help celebrate the efforts of the industry to communicate its message of hope and service.

GMC TV will telecast the ceremony to its more than 60 million households nationwide. “As America’s leader for uplifting entertainment, we are proud to be the exclusive home of the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards as they celebrate two of our most successful genres of programming – music and movies,” said Charles Humbard, president and CEO, GMC TV.

The city of Nashville is thrilled to see the prestigious awards show return to Music City, the hub of Gospel/Christian music. “The Christian and Gospel music industry plays an important role in the energy of our city’s music scene, and, as Music City, we are proud to welcome the Dove Awards back to Nashville,” Mayor Karl Dean says.

The GMA also revealed that it will add a feature film category in response to the rise in prominence and impact of inspirational films within the entertainment community. GMA has invited The Dove Foundation, known for its Dove Seal of approval for filmed entertainment, to participate in the development of the category and to ensure the creditability of this award.

“I am delighted that such a highly-respected organization as the GMA is recognizing Christian films,” says Dick Rolfe, Dove Foundation co-founder and CEO. “GMA has been a big part of my life ever since my years in Christian radio and television.”

Final nominees are scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, August 22, 2013. Hosts and performers, along with ancillary Dove-related events, will be unveiled in the coming months. Only GMA members are eligible to vote in the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. To vote and further support this community, membership by March 30, 2013, is required. Visit to learn more about the GMA’s mission, along with details on member benefits and application information.

Tickets for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will go on-sale to the public June 7, 2013. To view eligibility period and entry details, visit For all other GMA Dove Awards information, visit

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