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First Day of Southern Gospel Weekend a blast!

Written by Staff on March 22, 2019 – 5:28 pm -

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightOxford, Ala. (March 22, 2019) – The first day of Southern Gospel Weekend was filled with numerous gospel artists and styles, from the Bluegrass sound of Eagle’s Wings to the Country gospel stylings of Tonja Rose and Jessica Horton. Fans began filling the auditorium at 5:00 p.m. and the excitement grew as the First Responders and Veterans began entering the hall, after a special private reception with the artists.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightThe Veterans Appreciation event began the evening with the presentation of the flags, followed by keynote speaker Ken Rollins, who honored the Veterans and First Responders for their service. Special music by Mark209 and Matthew Wilson of Eagles Wings.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightThe musical portion of the evening was very well received, with artists like Mercy Rain, the Williamsons, New Ground and ClearVision Quartet.

After the concert, many went to eat at Hubbard’s Off Main, where the Midnight Prayer portion was led by Tonja Rose.

We hope you enjoy the images we have captured for you.

Please note, for any that are in the Oxford, Ala., area:  All day Saturday there are events in the Civic Center. Most are free admission. Be sure to catch the Diamond Awards Top 10 big reveal.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightFor more information please call SGW 2019 ThursdayHubbard's Off Main.

SGW 2019 Thursday Mid Prayer. Tonja Rose

SGW 2019 Thursday Mid Prayer. Tonja Rose

256-310-7892.


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“Shining For Jesus” …..New Ground

Written by scoopsnews on November 15, 2018 – 2:26 pm -

What’s Been Going On In The Ministry?

Well, we are finishing up our 25th year as New Ground with about 170 dates under our belt.   Got to go to a few new events this year and share our music and are already looking forward to a very eventful 2019 with new places and new faces for our group.

 

What Is The Groups Favorite Place To Eat?

 

Anywhere there is food.  LOL   We enjoy eating at a lot of different places – not just one sticks out as our favorite.   We do frequent Cracker Barrel and Waffle House a lot but we all LOVE Mexican!!!

 

What is the website and booking information??

 

Our website is www.newgroundministries.com and you can call me (Robbie) at (256) 218-1983 for bookings!!!!  

 

Tell us something we probably don’t know about the group?

 

Hmmmm – A lot of people don’t know that I am a Mortician, Dale is an Engineer & Consultant, David is a Voice Teacher and Mickey – he’s Mickey – LOL – nah, Mickey is a Pastor.

 

Share a funny road story?

 

We were in a church and I was singing “He’ll Hold My Hand No Matter What Comes My Way”.   We heard a lady scream – well, being Holiness that didn’t affect me – but then another lady screamed – and then the two ladies jumped up and starting fighting – yep, right there in the middle of our song.   We never let up – just kept on singing.  The Pastor and a few ladies from the church came over and separated the two women and took them outside – and we continued the singing like nothing ever happened!!!!  Come to find out – the first lady thought the second lady had pulled her hair when she placed her hand on the back of the bench – but I wasn’t gonna ask if she really did??????

 

New Ground will be a featured artist at Southern Gospel Weekend 2019 in Oxford Alabama.

Over 20 artists will be singing . Josh and Ashley Franks , The Diplomats, The Bibletones, Hopes Journey, Eagles Wings, and many more.

Daytime showcases on Friday and Saturday and a breakfast on Saturday morning hosted by Oxford Alabama’s own, ClearVision Quartet.

Bring the entire family and meet us at Southern Gospel Weekend.

For more information: 256-310-7892


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New Ground Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 17, 2018 – 2:36 pm -

New Ground Celebrates Silver Anniversary

New Ground
Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago a group of friends met just to see what it would “sound like” as a gospel trio and possibly begin a ministry singing songs for Him!!!  With the intention to sing a few church services, gospel events and wherever the call came from this chance meeting is now celebrating their Silver Anniversary.

 

New Ground is enjoying  gospel music without compromise. It’s been an extraordinary quarter of a century, with over 3500 sings behind them — from their hometown of Scottsboro, Alabama to Juneau, Alaska, then onwards to Scotland with many states and countries in between, the group remains true today and as they continue to  look ahead for more opportunities to further His Name in song!!!

 

Dale and Robbie Maxwell, founding members of New Ground, are still going strong in their belief that the Lord appointed this union to carry His Word thru music.   They are joined by David Owens, who is celebrating 21 years with New Ground, and Mickey Bell, who has recently returned from his previous stint with the group, as the piano player.

 

Be watching for many year long celebration events from this exciting Trio during 2018!!!!


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Alabama Quartet Convention welcomes Perrys, Jordan Family Band, more

Written by Staff on August 14, 2017 – 5:29 pm -

Perrys at Alabama Quartet Convention

The Perrys at the Alabama Quartet Convention

Webster defines a convention as ‘an assembly of persons, met for a common purpose.’ That’s what the Alabama Quartet Convention is all about, a common purpose to praise God. The fourth annual ALQC was held July 27 –  29, 2017 at the Forest Hill Church of God in Mobile, AL.  

 

Over thirty national, regional and local artists assembled together to sing songs of encouragement, salvation and to uplift the body of Christ. The Perrys, the Jordan Family Band, New Ground, Day Three, Answered Prayer, Barry Rowland and Deliverance, Ricky Atkinson and Compassion, plus many others all crossed the platform to present the best in Southern Gospel Music.  

 

Jordan Family Band at Alabama Quartet Convention

Jordan Family Band at Alabama Quartet Convention

Co-founders Scott Washam and Amy Dunnam began this journey four years ago with a simple concept: How do we want to be treated as an artist when we attend a music convention, and, if we were fans, what would we want to hear and see? This idea has helped the two achieve one of the most sought after conventions by artists in the nation.  

 

This year’s theme was ‘Sowing Seeds – One Testimony At A Time.’ Over the three day event, many seeds were being sown, including the ALQC giving back to each artist. On Saturday morning, the ALQC hosted an artist-only prayer breakfast event. This year’s guest speaker was Jonathan Goodwin of Redemption World Records. His message followed along with the theme and taught that we sow

Alabama Quartet Convention

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seeds in three ways; our time, our talent and our treasure. What a great message it was.

 

Washam said in an earlier statement, “Every year, the event gets bigger and better. But this year was a different kind of better. There was such a feeling of unity and family. We brought in 12 new groups this year, and our fans and ALQC ‘seasoned’ artists fell in love with them.”  Some of the new groups included: The singing Epps Family from Lincolnton, Georgia; Master Peace Quartet from Dalton, Georgia; The Connell’s from Jacksonville, Alab., Heart’s Song from Shannon, N. C., and many more. Amy Dunnam said, “We are so honored that these groups would want to come spend their weekend with us. It’s humbling.”  

 

On Thursday night, the Perrys really brought their best. There was such a sweet anointing in the house that the atmosphere was thick.  Other crowd favorites included The Jordan Family Band, Day Three and New Ground. Mickey Bell, DJ for the Dixie Gospel Caravan in Birmingham, Alab.,

Day Three at the Alabama Quartet Convention

Day Three at the Alabama Quartet Convention

kept the crowd on their heels with laughter, encouragement and sometimes tears.  

 

Both Amy and Scott agreed that for them the most special moment of this year’s ALQC was when all 30 artists gathered in the altar around Exodus to pray for Mike Watson’s complete healing.  Mike has been fighting cancer and had finished his last treatment. Everyone looks forward to him being on the road again soon.

 

If you’ve never been to an Alabama Quartet Convention, Scott Washam asks,

Ricky Atkinson and Compassion at the Alabama Quartet Convention

Ricky Atkinson and Compassion at the Alabama Quartet Convention

“What are you waiting for?”   

 

For more information on the ALQC, please take a moment and visit their facebook page @thealqc or website at www.thealqc.com.   

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New Ground to Record First Live DVD

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 8, 2016 – 8:12 am -

New Ground to Record First Live DVD

New Ground to Record First Live DVD

Scottsboro, Alabama – New Ground, of Scottsboro, Alabama, announces their very first LIVE DVD recording to take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00pm. This DVD will be filmed at the Grace Church Bessemer located in Bessemer, Alabama. The filming will also include a personal look with the New Ground members with interviews and special stories about their 23 year span of singing Southern Gospel Music.

Known for their energetic powerful worship thru song, New Ground will be singing some of the old standards and mixing in new songs for this anticipated recording with expected release date of Summer 2016.

Join Dale & Robbie Maxwell, David Owens and Scott Brand for this great night of worship. For additional information you can call (256) 574-0138 or visit them at www.newgroundministries.com.


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Kingsmen, Gold City, New Ground help to Feed Bessemer

Written by Staff on June 4, 2015 – 9:49 am -

feed bessemerBessemer, Alabama is not a great place to raise a child. Not only has Bessemer been named in the Top 10 of the most dangerous places to live, but this past year, the local school system was deemed to be in the 80% poverty level.
Grace Church Bessemer is just 19-months-old but is already making a huge impact in their city. Last year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, food boxes containing the traditional Thanksgiving meal were given to more than 600 families.  Pastor Mickey saw the great importance of this distribution, so he is doing it again with the hopes of reaching even more who are in need.
In addition to the holiday food boxes, Grace Church Bessemer gives out hundreds of food boxes every month and partners with the Bessemer City School system to feed their students during the summer months.

To cover the cost of the food boxes, Mickey has called on his friends to come in and help. Gold City, The Kingsmen and New Ground will be doing a concert on Friday, July 17th with 100% of the ticket prices going to provide for the families of Bessemer.

If you would like to purchase your tickets you can do so by going to the events page of www.GraceChurchBessemer.com or by calling 800-965-9324. If you are unable to attend but would love to be a part of this vision, please make a donation on the church website and that money will be used to help Feed Bessemer.


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Greater Vision Special Guests on Gospel Music Today!

Written by SGN Scoops on July 2, 2012 – 5:42 am -

The members of Greater Vision are the guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today. The Feature Group is The Harper Brothers, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Gospel Music Today visits The Southern Gospel Worship Gathering in Broken Arrow, OK, to hear The Dixie Echoes sing. Jean reviews a new CD by Tane Miller, and the show features singing by New Ground, a Vintage Video by The Blackwood Brothers,and a look at southern gospel history with Triumphant Quartet. The latest edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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Scotland Gospel Music Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on May 14, 2012 – 7:06 am -

New Ground, of Scottsboro, Alabama, recently performed at the Scotland Gospel Music Convention held at the Leisure Center in Fraserburgh, Scotland.   This was the Grand Finale performance of the ongoing event for the past 14 years.

 The Scotland Gospel Music Convention has become one of the highlights of the Christian Music Calendar. Every year the event has brought it’s unique style and atmosphere to the convention and this year was no different.

Eight groups were chosen from across the world to be performers at this event that included groups from Norway, Northern Ireland, the Shetland Islands, Canada and Paul’s Journey and the Mike Speck Trio, along with New Ground, from the USA.

 

Pictured at the Saturday night performance are New Ground members Dale and Robbie Maxwell and David Owens.

 

www.newgroundministries.com

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  Pictured L-R:

  Dale & Robbie Maxwell and David Owens of New Ground



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New Ground To Appear on “Singin’ Down South”

Written by SGN Scoops on December 20, 2011 – 9:50 am -

New Ground of Scottsboro, Alabama will be guests on the new Southern Gospel TV Show, Singin’ Down South.   The programs were recorded on Tuesday, December 13th at Christ Church located in Nashville, Tennessee.   The episodes will also feature great gospel music from The Southmen Quartet, The Harvesters, a segment entitled “Blast From the Past” with Joel & Labreeksa Hemphill and Eddie Crook, and Southern Gospel Funny Man himself, Tim Lovelace.  Solid Gospel’s own Les Butler will share his testimony in the “Poetry Corner” portion of the shows.You will hear songs from New Ground’s latest recordings and their now single release to radio entitled “It You Take Me, You’re Taking Jesus, Too” from the pen of the Perry’s Joseph Habedank and Jim Wagy.Singin’ Down South, hosted by Jim Hefner of the Southmen and Danny Jones of the Singing News, airs on Thursday nights at 6:30 PM CST on The Family Friendly Entertainment Network as well as many cable stations across America. You can also watch it online by logging onto the website at familyfriendlye.com.


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The Songfellows Special Guests Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on October 18, 2011 – 4:53 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are the members of The Songfellows Quartet. The Feature Group is The Harmony Quartet, and Ken and Jean visit a concert in Broken Arrow, OK, to hear One Voice sing. Jean reviews a new CD by Forgiven Trio, and the show features singing by The Mark Dubbeld Family and New Ground. The latest Gospel Music Today webcast is online now at www.gospelmusictoday.com .


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