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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 DMB Band fans interested in order the new CD or promoters interested in scheduling the Band may visit

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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 (

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.

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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 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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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

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Doug Anderson Talks With Rhonda Frye Of

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 9, 2013 – 12:24 pm -

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New Video From Lindsay Huggins God Whispers

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 5, 2013 – 9:56 am -

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 2, 2013 – 10:44 am -

gloriousdaylargeNASHVILLE, TN (April 2, 2013) – StowTown Records is pleased to announce that Glorious Day from Ernie Haase & Signature Sound has arrived. The brand-new project is in stores and online everywhere, today!

From the opening strands of “When The Saint’s Go Marching In” with it’s jazzy up-tempo track, the pensive “Scars In The Hands Of Jesus,” the encouraging “Water Walking God” to title track “Glorious Day,” this project is quartet music at it’s best – fresh, vibrant and full of life.

“We’re very excited for everyone to hear Glorious Day,” commented Ernie Haase. “We feel like this project captures the complete essence of who we are today – the songs, the arrangements and the entire “feel” of the album – and it’s exciting to see it finally release!”

Produced by award-winning producer and group member, Wayne Haun, the project features the Signature Sound fans have come to know and love with songs that exciting, uplifting and filled with hope.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is currently on tour in support of Glorious Day and all information can be found on

Glorious Day Track Listing:

When The Saints Go Marching In
When Jesus Breaks The Morning
That’s Why
Scars In The Hands of Jesus
Shh, Be Still
Water Walking God
Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord
Two Coats
While I Was A Sinner
Glorious Day
Sometimes I Wonder (Live)

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