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Allison Speer Releases New Single

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 2, 2014 – 10:30 am -

Allison Speer

Allison Speer

Allison Speer has released a new single entitled “She’s Better Now.” Co-written with Dove award winner, Joel Lindsey, the song honors Allison’s grandmother, Alice Powell, and Joel’s mother, Reba Lindsey, both in now Heaven. Allison has been singing for 26 years and is a regular artist on the Gaither Homecoming videos and concerts.

Allison says, “Joel and I got together to write in 2013 at an office in Nashville. He was fondly speaking about his mother and how she had been gone seven years and how he missed her. He said he had recently seen a friend who had asked about her, and the first thing that came out of his mouth as an answer was, ‘she’s better now.’ I gasped when he said that. I did not beg him to let me co-write the idea but it came pretty close. We spoke for most of the afternoon about his mom and my grandmother, and this song was born in that writing session.”
“She’s Better Now” was featured in the 2013 Gaither video release, “Women Of Homecoming.” Allison has released a video of the song that can be viewed at www.allisonspeer.com. For more information, contact Brian Speer at 615.331.0900 or at brian@allisonspeer.com


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Red Roots New Video – Straight Shooter

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 25, 2014 – 11:49 am -

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The McKameys Release 50th Album

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 24, 2014 – 1:13 pm -

McKameys New

The Appropriately titled 50 is Set to Release July 15th

(Nashville, TN) – If there is one word that describes The McKameys, it would be sincere. Each member of this Southern Gospel singing group is sincere in their love for the Lord, sincere in their love for the music they sing, and sincere in their need to spread the Word to others through their music – which has led them to the most #1 hits in Southern Gospel history and a dedicated following that has stood the test of time. Now we celebrate with them the release of their 50th album.

In The McKameys’ appropriately titled fiftieth album, 50, the blend of numerous positive attributes like sweet simplicity and family harmony and the faith and joy of knowing Jesus are inherently woven throughout this historic recording.

From the powerful “I’m Gonna Die on the Battlefield” to “The Coming of The Lord,” there is something for every McKameys fan and follower on this milestone musical project. The album starts with a remake of their very first recorded song, “Don’t Forget the Family Prayer,” with a special intro that they pulled from the original cut. “There is Jesus” conscientiously sums up what their music ministry has always been.

“It’s the joy of the Lord and the strong message in the songs they hear,” Peg says. “We try to have fresh songs and new encounters with the Lord so we can pass them along to those in need of it.”

50 is the epitome of new musical encounters with the past and the present – an artistic accomplishment that few groups have realized.

The McKameys play about 150 days a year, traveling all over North America from Southern California on up to British Columbia and over to the East Coast, north to New Brunswick and south to Florida. They have had 24 #1 singles and have been honored for having the most #1 hits in Southern Gospel Music. The group has been awarded several Singing News Fan Awards throughout the years with Peg being named Favorite Female Vocalist a remarkable 7 times.


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THE DMB BAND RETURNS TO RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE RELEASE

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 7, 2014 – 11:04 am -

DMB BAND LIVENashville, TN – It’s been nearly 30 years in the making, and now music from The DMB Band is returning to radio this month, with the release of Tell Me The Story. The brand new single from the talented musical group will be available to radio this month via the latest compilation from Rhonda Thompson Promotions.

In the mid 1980s, The DMB Band was on the cutting edge of Christian County music. One might say the group was “country before country was cool.” “We were certainly pioneering the ground,” laughs DMB Band member Kent Humphrey. “It is kinda neat to see how the music we were doing back 25 years ago that was so progressive at the time, is now acceptable and embraced so well.”

The DMB Band was birth by long-time Gospel Music veteran Ed O’Neal, who took his Dixie Melody Boys Quartet into a genre that really didn’t exist at the time. “We were simply ahead of our time,” states O’Neal’s son, Allen, who was a member of the group during the 1970s and 80s and has been instrumental in the revival of The DMB Band.

The rebirth of The DMB Band is the result of a reunion that took place in honor of  The Dixie Melody Boys’ 50th Anniversary. “Many of the former members of the Quartet got together for a Reunion concert, and it allowed us to renew some great friendships,” O’Neal conveys. “We had lost contact with each other and when we got back together, the friendships just picked right back up where we had left off 25 years ago,” Humphrey shares. “It was very special. We had so much fun being together again that we decided to get together again the next year.”

O’Neal and Humphrey teamed together with former DMB Band members Frank Sutton, Craig Ham, Jerry Kelso, Olan Witt and Ron Wells to revive a sound that is classic DMB Band. The Band hit the studio and recorded The DMB Band Reunion Greatest Hits. The recording features songs like You’re The Light, Reflection, Run Little Brother, Love Them Home and He’s Gonna Make A Comeback. “It includes some of our favorites that were on the Good Ole Boys and the Too Much Thunder albums from the mid 80s. We had a lot of fun back in the studio so we decided to do a few concerts, and things just clicked,” O’Neal explains.

Things “clicked” so well in fact that in 2014, the Band reunited again for several concert dates and to record and release the Still Believing CD. Still Believing contains songs the Band recorded 30 years ago, as well as five new songs, several of which were written by Humphrey, including the radio release Tell Me The Story. “This song shares the straight-forward message of the Gospel. It’s a lot of fun to sing. Kent is a great songwriter and he did a very good job on this song. We hope listeners will enjoy it and we hope it will be embraced by radio,” O’Neal says.

“At this stage in our lives, we are just having fun,” Humphrey relates. “We are very blessed to walk into this 25 years later and pick up where we left off. We’re having a blast, singing, playing, just hanging out and telling people about Jesus. We’ve all grown individually so much. We really don’t have a desire to be on the road 200 days a year, but we are open to whatever God has in store.”

Radio stations interested in obtaining the Band’s latest single may contact Rhonda Thompson Promotions at www.rhondathompsonpromotions.com. DMB Band fans interested in order the new CD or promoters interested in scheduling the Band may visit www.thedmbband.com.


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11th Hour Releases New Album

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 6, 2014 – 1:01 pm -

Arden, NC — PICTURE THIS (Sonlite Records) is the new release from 11th Hour. This powerhouse vocal trio brings to 11th Hourlife incredible songs from award winning writers with stellar arrangements. The result is an inspiring musical experience from one of the most impressive new groups recording and performing today.

Amber Eppinette, Jaquita Lindsey, and Grant Gibson — collectively known as 11th Hour — bring heart and talent to heartfelt performances. They deliver on a variety of styles from big ballads like “How Will You Plead” to the soulful sound of “Jesus Is In The House” and driving sounds of “No Death.”

Amber co-wrote the first single, “How Will You Plead,” with acclaimed songwriter Dianne Wilkinson. Along with Dianne and Amber, award-winning writers such as Sandy Knight, Phil Cross, Rebecca Peck, Joseph Habedank and many others contribute to the album.

“We know what God has called us to do,” Amber says of the messages in the songs on PICTURE THIS. “When you start talking about a person’s feelings, really getting down to how they feel about something, it captivates the heart. When you’re in a trying time in your life, and really hurting, and Christ comes along and captivates your heart, it’s special.”


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The Hagees Showcase Labor Of Love June 10

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 29, 2014 – 7:53 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Love, the latest studio recording from one of Gospel music’s most beloved families, The Hagees, Hageebows June 10 from Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution). Produced by multi-Dove Award winner Aaron Crabb (Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction), the 12-song set features original selections as well as new arrangements of timeless favorites.

Highlights of Love include the classic, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” featuring Pastor John Hagee, group patriarch and world-renowned evangelist; the contemporary country “When Love Comes To Town” (feat. Matthew Hagee); “That’s What Love Looks Like” (feat. Sandy Parker); the powerful affirmation of “I’ll Never Leave You” (feat. Tina Ketterling); and the Dottie Rambo-penned “I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before,” also featuring Pastor John Hagee and showcasing guest vocals from Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction.

The Hagees’ Sandy Parker says of the album’s overarching theme, “The song ‘That’s What Love Looks Like’ is a poignant tune about different types of love: the love of a spouse, the love of a mother, the love of a Savior. Ultimately, love is what we feel for each other as a family, our music is a labor of love, and we sing about a Savior who loves us more than we could ask, hope or imagine. Love encapsulates all of that, and I hope the project communicates the same to its listeners. To know that someone may experience the love of God as a result of listening to our music is a humbling thing that feeds my soul.”

“It is always the most fun to sing with my family,” she adds. “No matter how old we get or how many kids we have, at the end of the day when we sing together, everything else goes away and it’s just my dad, my siblings and me singing about Jesus.”

Comprised of Pastor John Hagee, his son Pastor Matthew Hagee, and daughters Sandy Parker and Tina Ketterling, The Hagees’ storied Gospel career has spanned more than two decades, boasting multiple acclaimed recordings and international appearances.

A world-renowned evangelist and best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and to more than 190 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming (getv.org).

Difference Media, a division of Cornerstone Church, features some of the leading names in Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.

For further information, visit differencemedia.org or turningpointpr.com.


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The Craguns

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 22, 2014 – 1:34 pm -

CragunsIt is a delight to introduce to Gospel music fans, the brand new formation of what promises to soon be one of the industry’s premier vocal groups, The Craguns!

It was about one year ago that the all­ knowing hand of God began to touch, move and prepare the hearts and minds of a family (already engaged in kingdom service) for something new and exciting!
Separated by hundreds of miles and various pursuits, God has brought together a unique blend of voices and vocal ranges to form a fresh and unique sound for the presentation of the Gospel of Christ. Owner and baritone of the group, Jordan Cragun, (who toured for 4 years with one of the most renown quartets in the western states,) along with his wife and soprano Elena, are teaming up with his father and bass singer Ray Cragun (who has been a senior pastor in southern Louisiana for the last 20 years) and tenor Nick Adams (Jordan’s cousin).

As a group, The Craguns are passionate about music that reaches the highest potential of their God given abilities, music that effectively communicates the Gospel to people of all ages and a ministry that exalts God and God alone. “We could not be more excited to unveil this new and unique group to the Gospel music world”, Jordan Cragun states, “I’m so thankful for the prayers and support we have already received from so many. I know this is going to be an incredible journey!”

The Craguns are currently booking for 2014 and beyond. They invite you to visit
their web­site www.thecraguns.com to sample the sounds and to get acquainted
with them. The Craguns hope to be in your city, community or church in the near future.


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New Music From The Bradys Called ENTIRELY POSSIBLE

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 6, 2013 – 10:26 am -


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But God New Music From The Steeles

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 24, 2013 – 2:41 pm -


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NOAH’S FAITH ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE “PIANOPELLA” PROJECT

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 29, 2013 – 9:52 am -

nfquartetMt. Airy, NC- Creative Visionz Music Group announced today that southern gospel trio Noah’s Faith, is in the studio recording a third project. The popular trio, which in one year of ministry have released two projects, will release a new but very traditional project at the end of May 2013. Dustin Ball, tenor vocalist for the group stated that, “This project will bring back the sounds of the original days of Southern Gospel Music, while giving a new edge to some very familiar tunes.” The project which will be called “Pianopella” will feature six piano and vocal only tracks with four a capella tunes, and one surprise bonus track that is sure to bring a smile to all who hears! Bass Vocalist Joshua Cox, a long time friend and currently the bus driver and sound technician for the trio, will join Noah’s Faith to form a Quartet sound, celebrating the heritage and original sounds of Southern Gospel Music. “This project will remind you of tunes that people fell in love with when Southern Gospel was first introduced, and will have you singing along and worshiping every time you hear,” lead vocalist Shellem Cline stated. A spokesperson for Creative Visionz Music also stated that this project may be the best yet from the multi-award nominated and multi-charting trio. For more information on the new project or to learn more about Noah’s Faith visit their website at www.noahsfaithmusic.com.


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