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… firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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Jason Crabb certainly took a leap, and it worked! This leap was an unusual set on the Friday night of the National Quartet Convention. Following Crabb’s performance, the rest of the night was different. Crabb had brought those in attendance back to their roots. And from there, the other stage artists were able to build on sharing a deeper faith. Certainly innovative, creative and very gutsy, but Crabb pulled it off!
The National Quartet Convention’s inaugural move to Pigeon Forge, TN is complete. As the week progressed, adjustments were made to the minutest details. Traditionally, Friday night is the NQC shining moment. However in 2014, Friday was the culmination of an army of coordination efforts and proved to be the highlight of a week of special moments. But, something extraordinary happened when Jason Crabb and company took center stage.
There was great anticipation in the room as the Crabb team took time to set up a very different scene. Jason Crabb entered the stage with a large team of band members dressed in Derby hats, suspenders, and girls dressed in vintage dresses, wearing gloves. This was definitely not going to be an ordinary set for Crabb. This was also one situation where the pictures truly tell the tale.
As the lights went up, the multiple screens in the room went to scratchy black and white. An accordion player began this unusual set while Jason began singing very traditional gospel tunes, 40’s style around a big old style silver microphone. The backup singers swooned with harmony to Jason’s smooth sounds.
His eldest daughter joined Crabb on stage, singing the answer lines to “This Little Light of Mine” while sharing the microphone with her dad. No special arrangement, just pure classic Sunday School style innocence of an era gone by.
The “concept style” production was totally outside the box for this NQC crowd who has grown accustomed to groups singing their most current radio releases. Crabb sang nothing that was flashy, until the group sang “America the Beautiful”. During the bridge, Crabb saluted the veteran’s in attendance. All eyes were focused on the stage when the understated set came to a conclusion.
Do not be deceived; something very special happened in that 20 minutes. The atmosphere in the room of over 12,000 completely changed. The air was no longer charged with hype. It had been replaced with simplicity. Sometimes, simple is the easiest form of communication.
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Photographs by Craig Harris
Once again, SGN Scoops’ reporter Craig Harris gives us a look at the evening performances during the National Quartet Convention. Thursday’s events also included the Singing News’ Fan Awards.
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Pictures by Craig Harris of SGN Scoops…one of our roving reporters on the scene at the National Quartet Convention!
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