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The National Quartet Convention once again hosted their Spring Break in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 16 through 18, 2015. Hundreds of eager fans filled Highview Baptist to
hear artist favorites including Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Triumphant, Ivan Parker, Whisnants, Booth Brothers, Isaacs, Mark Trammell Quartet, Legacy Five, Tribute, Hoppers, and the Sneed Family.
In this photomontage, SGN Scoops photographer Craig Harris, gives us an exciting look at the concerts that made this a truly wonderful break from the cold, snowy winter experienced by so many across the country. Thanks to NQC for whetting our appetites for a summer full of musical events and the swiftly approaching National Quartet Convention 2015!
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Nashville,TN – This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell has announced an exciting offer for the avid Gospel music lover. One lucky listener will win tickets for two to the 2015 National Quartet onvention in Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee. For the first time in history, the most exciting syndicated radio program is teaming up with one of the most exciting up-and-coming groups in Southern Gospel for this promotion. That group is the Erwins!
The Erwins are a young family group, who are members of the StowTown Records family and were featured in the May 2014 publication of SGN Scoops. They travel for more than 270 engagements per year and will be featured on the NQC main stage on Wednesday night of NQC.
To register for the contest, just visit www.ThisWeekinGospelMusic.com and then listen to Mickey Bell on This Week in Gospel Music on the weekend show of September 4th when Mickey will announce the winning name. The winner will receive two (2) tickets for every night of the convention including the Sunday bonus night.
To learn more about how to win your tickets to the NQC, click on the picture below to hear more from Mickey:
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The National Quartet Convention’s Spring Break 2015 begins!
Be sure to stay tuned to SGN Scoops for more about this exciting concert event! Watch for our full photo spread in the upcoming May edition of SGN Scoops!
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Sharps Chapel, TN, (October 29, 2014) –
The Hyssongs, a gospel music group from Rockport, ME, have been named Top New Trio of 2014 by the Singing News. This fan award recognizes the rising popularity of this group which now has back-to-back top 20 radio singles. Their new release, “I Was Blind, But Now I See,” written by Rodney Griffin, songwriter of the year, is #7 on the Singing News Top 80 and #4 on the SGN Scoops radio charts.
The Hyssongs, who began singing gospel music full-time in 2002, travel throughout the U. S. and Canada performing over 250 concerts per year.
Another honor bestowed on the group was a main stage appearance at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. This past September they performed their hit song to an audience of approximately 12,000 people.
Dell Hyssong, the baritone and founder of the group, when asked about their recent radio success said, “Our family is humbled that so many stations continue to play our music for the fans to enjoy. When we stepped out in faith to go into a full-time music ministry, we just wanted to make a difference and reach people for Jesus Christ.” Asked to comment on the award, tenor, Richard Hyssong said, “We were blown away when the presenters called our name. The fans, whom we consider our friends, have been so supportive of us on the road. We cannot thank them enough for voting for us. There are many other gifted trios – we are honored to be among such great groups.”
To get additional information, or to book the Hyssongs, contact www.TheHyssongs.com
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Pigeon Forge, TN – The crowds are gone but the excitement still lingers on for all those associated with the NQC’s first year in Pigeon Forge, TN. Organizers report that this was the most-attended year for the convention since September 2001 with most nights seeing sold-out crowds. The annual NQC was the largest event the city of Pigeon Forge, TN has ever held.
- You can now view various seating sections from our website.
- During your online purchase, you can even choose your seating!
- More than double the amount of screens for better viewing.
- We have received preliminary approval to stagger the rows of seating so that you are not sitting directly behind the person in front of you
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Pigeon Forge, TN – The Southern Gospel Promoters Association named Paul Pitts, Founder of Global Promotions, as “Promoter of the Year” during the 57th Annual National Quartet Convention held in Pigeon Forge, TN. Board members, along with booking agencies, record labels, artists and fans were all in attendance for the special presentation. Pitts has quickly risen to the top as an industry leader.
President Edna Wright of the Southern Gospel Promoters Association notes, “Paul Pitts has been one of the most amazing promoters this year. When I look at social media, I continually see his name and Global Promotions. I really appreciate him and all the work he has done in Southern Gospel Music. He is so deserving of this award.” Pitts joins top promoters Bill Bailey (2008), Twila Rohrer (2009), Herb Henry (2010), Mike Wheeler (2011), Ralph Dean (2012), and Mel Riegseckey (2013) in receiving this prestigious award.
Danny Jones, Editor of the Singing News, presented Pitts with the award. Paul shares, “I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of all Southern Gospel Promoters and am very humbled by this.”
Paul Pitts is an accomplished Executive Leader with substantial career experience ranging from developing start –ups to leading high performing multiple discipline organizations. He is a known commodity in the business world as one that has built successful companies from the ground up, turning them into very successful businesses.
Global Promotions will host concerts and tours in at least twelve states in 2015 with artists such as Mark Lowry, The Crabb Family, The Martins, and the Booth Brothers. Pitts has multiple-day events, tours and concerts scheduled well into 2016. Visitwww.globalpromo.org to stay up to date on all future tours and concerts.
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The 57th Annual NQC concludes this evening with performances by GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members The Hoppers, Greater Vision, fan favorites The Perrys, Triumphant Quartetand the Collingsworth Family, among others.
The National Quartet Convention is the only event of the year where fans can see and hear their favorite artists at a single event, and then meet them and purchase their products. Music lovers can enjoy their favorite music all day and night, as music spectaculars begin each morning and continue until at least 11 PM each evening.
Tickets are already on sale for NQC 2015 and can be purchased online at www.nqconline.com.
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By Craig Harris
Once again, Craig Harris provides terrific photographs from the last day of NQC 2014 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hope you’ve enjoyed these albums! Let us know… email@example.com
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Photos by Craig Harris
Craig Harris once again provides on-the-scene reporting in pictures from the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. These photographs are from the Friday evening concert. Enjoy!
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