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Nashville, Tenn. (September 17, 2012) – The legendary Oak Ridge Boys will be filling the holiday season with the celebrated sounds of their Christmas Time’s A-Coming CD (Gaither Gospel Series). The album is set to launch on September 25th. An exclusive version of the CD is now available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, featuring two heartwarming bonus tracks that capture the meaning of the season. The masterful blend of new and traditional yuletide tunes is enhanced by the powerhouse group’s renowned four-part harmonies. The Christmas Time’s A-Coming album marks the Oaks’ sixth holiday CD. In November, the Grammy-winning group will be kicking off its storied Christmas tour of more than 20 years.
“The Oak Ridge Boys love Christmas music. For us, Christmas is about family, home, singing, happiness, love, kids and gifts. But, the main thing Christmas is about is the birth of Jesus Christ; when time quit numbering backwards and started counting forward. No other man has ever walked this Earth who reversed time. So, although we love singing the fun songs, the spiritual songs about “the birth” are very real for The Oak Ridge Boys,” says lead singer Duane Allen.
“We are so excited about our new album, Christmas Time’s A-Coming. As usual, we have a nice mix of songs that we are looking forward to adding to our Christmas show and tour starting in November. Once again working with the youthful acoustic driven mind of producer Ben Isaacs and our own Duane Allen, we have come up with, perhaps, our greatest Christmas collection yet,” says member Joe Bonsall. “From classics like ‘Here Comes Santa Claus,’ ‘Joy to The World’ and the title cut to incredible brand new songs like ‘Peterbilt Sleigh,’ ‘Getting Ready For A Baby’ and ‘Glorious Impossible,’ we seriously think that folks everywhere will continue to celebrate the holidays with The Oak Ridge Boys,” he adds.
Christmas Time’s A-Coming will be available through retail outlets across the U.S., including iTunes and Amazon.com.
For more information, please visit: www.oakridgeboys.com.
Tracks on Christmas Time’s A-Coming
1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
2. Peterbilt Sleigh
3. Here Comes Santa Claus
4. Christmas Time’s A-Coming
5. White Christmas
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You
7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. Getting Ready For A Baby
9. Joy To The World
10. Mary, Did You Know?
11. Mary Had A Little Lamb
12. Glorious Impossible
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WOODY WRIGHT AND ELECTRIC STATION RECORDS WELCOME AN EXCITING ARTIST LINEUP FOR THEIR 2ND ANNUAL “GOOD NEWS MUSIC RADIO CONCERT” AT THE PALACE THEATER IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 31, 2012 – 11:59 am -
ALEXANDRIA, IND (September 1, 2012) – Woody Wright and Electric Station Records are excited to present an exciting artist lineup for their 2nd annual “Good News Music Radio” concert at the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, October 27, 2012!
“To say we’re excited about this year’s lineup would be an understatement,” said E-Station Records President, D. Scott Kramer. “This concert will showcase some of the best vocalists, groups, musicians and songwriters in gospel music today. The event is designed to highlight each artist at their very best for an unbelievably, inspiring evening. The entire concert is also built within the framework of our syndicated radio show and it will include entertaining and inspiring elements found in our weekly radio programs,” Kramer added.
The artist lineup joining Woody & Vonnie Wright includes:
5 time Grammy Award Winning Artist hailed by Billboard Magazine as one of the most dynamic voices in gospel music today. Russ will be sharing several of his most well-known hits including, “He Came Through”, “They Call It Gospel Music”, “Bethlehem, Galilee and Gethsemane” and “Here Comes Jesus”, which is from his latest Dove Award Nominated project, Faroe Islands.
Jeff & Sheri Easter
With us for the first time this year, Jeff & Sheri Easter will be joined onstage by daughter, Morgan and son, Madison as they share several of their best-loved songs including. “Life Is Great and Getting’ Better”, “Over and Over”, “Praise His Name” and “Hear My Heart”. One of gospel music’s favorite families, the Easters have won five Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and have also received a Grammy nomination. They’ve also participated in the Gaither Homecoming Video Series since 1993, which has sold over 15 million units.
Buddy Greene & Jeff Taylor
Musician, singer-songwriter, Buddy Greene and his great friend, Jeff Taylor, will be bringing their extraordinary talent to the Good News Music Radio Concert for the second year in a row. Buddy brings a wide variety of southern Americana influences to his music to create a unique musical hybrid of country, bluegrass, folk, Gospel and traditional blues. In addition to his solid reputation as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, Buddy has established himself as one of Nashville’s finest harmonica stylists. Buddy & Jeff will be sharing favorites such as, “Walking In Jerusalem”, Classical Medley (Buddy’s amazing harmonica arrangement performed at Gaither’s Carnegie Hall Homecoming with over 2,500,000 views on YouTube), and Buddy’s mega hit co-write with Mark Lowery, “Mary Did You Know”!
Palmetto State Quartet
The Palmetto State Quartet’s newest lineup featuring, Larry Strickland (former Stamps member backing Elvis Presley), Paul Lancaster (multiple Dove Award winner and former member of the Martins), Mike Allen (a fixture on the popular Gaither Homecoming television series), David Staton (Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer and producer), Jeremy Easley (the X-Factor season-one, top-15
finalist) and Casey Martin (keyboards) will be joining us for the first time this year. While featuring many of their latest hits including, “Moment of Grace”, Don’t That Sound Like Heaven”, “All Hail The Power”, and “Holy Ghost Revival”, this super-group’s vocal artistry is sure to shine throughout the evening!
Reggie & Ladye Love Smith
Back for the second year in a row is one of the most dynamic couples in gospel music today, Reggie & Ladye Love Smith! The Smiths have been a part of the Gaither Homecoming family for over a decade, first as back-up singers in Nashville and later as a vocal duet featured on countless Homecoming concerts, tapings and recordings. These internationally loved musicians have performed in more than 12 countries and in such prestigious venues as the Super Bowl, New York’s famed Carnegie Hall, the Kremlin in Moscow and The Grand Ole Opry! Our guests are sure to be delighted by their great sound on classics like, “Can He, Could He, Would He” and the inspiring ballad, “You Raise Me Up”!
Rachel West Kramer & Jairo Arvizu
Back for the second year as well is Christian recording artist, Rachel West Kramer and her tenor duet partner, Jairo Arvizu. With four CDs produced in as many years and two, brand new arrangements of “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic” and “The LORD’S Prayer” by award winning arranger, David Clydesdale, the audience is sure to be delighted after hearing the amazing soprano range of Rachel West Kramer! Rachel had the honor of singing at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. with President and First Lady Bush in attendance. She also charted at the number one slot for 13 non-consecutive weeks on Christian Radio Weekly’s Inspirational charts with “See What A Morning”! We’re excited for everyone to hear, Rachel West Kramer and Jairo Arvizu!
A Tribute to Founding Oak Ridge Boys Member, Willie Wynn
From rural Moultrie, Georgia, Willie Wynn is one of gospel music’s most beloved personalities. After joining Wally Fowler’s Oak Ridge Quartet in the late fifties, Willie was a founding member when the group became the Oak Ridge Boys. The Oaks won numerous Dove and Grammy Awards and Willie became famous for his super-high tenor voice on hit songs like, “Jesus Is Coming Soon”, “Know”, “After Calvary”, and many others. Willie left the Oak Ridge Boys in the early seventies and after a brief stint as tenor for Hovie Lister and The Statesmen, he started his own successful group, Willie Wynn & The Tennesseans. Willie was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame with the Oaks and is a member of the Southern Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame as an individual. The ultimate “encourager,” Willie is known as the man with a million friends. He has made an undeniably positive impact on gospel music and it is truly a privilege to pay tribute to Little Willie Wynn!
And, as an added bonus, our audience members will be part of a live concert, high-definition, DVD / Video production! Award-winning Yake Films from Nashville, TN will be on site recording the concert event!
“Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” has now been added by nearly 150 stations and translators worldwide. While the majority of the stations are in the US and Canada, some of the international locations include stations in England, Scotland, Grenada, Aruba, Guam, Republic of Vanuatu and New Zealand.
For more information on “Good New Music Radio with Woody Wright”, please visit:
For tickets and information on the “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” concert at the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, October 27, 2012, please visit: www.louisvillepalace.com or call (800) 745-3000
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It’s a good thing our magazine is digital, you just might burn your hands on this one! Remove your hats, grab a a box of Kleenex and enjoy a Patriotic influenced, Southern Gospel loaded issue of Scoops Magazine!
The Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent shares about her latest GOSPEL release! Also in this edition read the latest on Beyond The Ashes,The Sneed Family, The Crist Family, Logan Smith, Libbi Perry, Larry Ford and songwriter, Sue C. Smith! Lorraine Walker offers information about the location of Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Sandi reveals new music- including a review on the Oak Ridge Boys’ latest release! Charlie Sexton moves us with an INCREDIBLE story- sure to warm hearts. And…Rhonda Frye tracks down Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on the road.
Between the covers you’ll find encouragement and memories from John Mathis Jr. and Jennifer Campbell. Ms. Lou Hildreth shares lyrics to a patriotic song she penned a few years ago, too! Celebrate our Nation’s Independence with Laura Kennedy, and get a snap shot of Rhonda’s Washington DC Experiences. Rob Patz shares a “Media Minute” with his friends at Good News Radio With Woody Wright and Sandi Duncan Clark shares Karen Peck & New River’s Homecoming! Don’t miss the latest from KP&NR’s by Jeff Hawes either! As if it isn’t hot enough outside, our staff has turned the heat up even more! Grab some lemonade and enjoy July’s Edition! Please share with your friends! As always…. We’re digital- and yes….Always free!
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With their latest number one hit, “Peter James and John,” legendary quartet Gold City has accomplished a rare feat in Gospel Music. This single puts them in the elite category of having a number one song in each of the last four decades.
In the 1980′s, songs such as their signature classic, “Midnight Cry” took them to the top of the charts. In the 1990′s, it was hits such as “I’m Not Giving Up” that kept them at the top. When the year 2000 was just a few months old, the group scored again with “He Said,” which spent two months at the number one slot. “Peter James and John” is their latest chart-topper. If early reaction to their latest song is any indication, “Lord Of Life” will find itself at the top, too, already at #17 for August!
Along with their latest chart success comes the news that Gold City has re-signed an exclusive booking agreement with the highly acclaimed Beckie Simmons Agency. The relationship between BSA and Gold City started with the inception of Gold City over 30 years ago when Tim Riley and Beckie Simmons formed a working relationship that works still today.
Beckie Simmons states, “In my many years in this industry, I have worked with many artists. However, my relationship with Tim Riley and Gold City is not only one of scheduling, but one that is part of our family! Anyone who knows our company quickly learns that we are a family business and relationships are very important to us. So for this reason, BSA is excited to welcome back a part of our family, Tim and Danny Riley and all of Gold City. With such exciting things happening to them, we look forward to what the future holds for this Southern Gospel National Treasure, Gold City.”
On Tuesday, June 26, Gold City will be featured at an evening television taping of Gospel Music at TBN along with Jason Crabb, Adam Crabb and the Oak Ridge Boys. There is no admission charge to attend this event, and everyone is invited to be a part of this great evening that is scheduled to air on TBN Friday, June 29th at 9 p.m. central time.
For more information about or to schedule Gold City, please contact the Beckie Simmons Agency at www.bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500.
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Legendary Group Joins Producer Ben Isaacs to Capture Gospel Music Roots
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The Oak Ridge Boys recently released an all-new Gospel recording entitled Back Home Again (Gaither Music Group). The 12-song release, produced by Ben Isaacs (Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs), features an organic, “rootsy” approach to Gospel favorites new and old and finds this multi-award winning quartet back where it all began for them with faith-based lyrics and rich, four-part harmonies.
“It is a natural part of our career to continue with the music of our first love—Gospel music, which is the foundation of our harmonies,” describes Oaks’ member Duane Allen. “We tried to find great songs and record them in the way they affected us when we first heard them. We poured our hearts and souls into these songs and ‘let them happen’ with a natural approach.”
Part of that process included the group’s teaming up with Isaacs who stated, “The mere fact that I was able to work with legends like The Oak Ridge Boys was an honor. Falling in love with their different personalities and learning what makes them click was a blast for me. I wanted to capture the stage energy and close harmonies that they have during their live appearances on this recording. I tried to keep that ‘live buzz’ with a ton of energy in the vocals.”
Those raw, heartfelt vocals can be heard on classics such as “Why Me”; “Coat of Many Colors,” the classic Dolly Parton hit; “River of Jordan”; “Standing in the Need of Prayer”; “In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’”; the title cut, “Back Home Again,” originally recorded by John Denver; and the first radio single “Lead Me to That Rock.”
Back Home Again, which has an acoustic, raw feel that accentuates the group distinctive blends, has been featured in recent weeks on networks including GAC, RFD-TV, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), GRACE TV, Vision Television, Family Friendly Entertainment and CTS. The Oak Ridge Boys plan to feature songs from the release during their upcoming performance on The Grand Ole Opry, and they will be highlighting it during their upcoming appearance during CMA Fest at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.
Back Home Again is curently available online and at retailers everywhere and is distribued by EMI CMG Distribution. For further information, visit www.oakridgeboys.com or Twitter.com/OakRidgeBoys or www.facebook.com/oakridgeboys.
ABOUT THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 30 million units, are a name that has become synonomous with “America, apple pie, baseball and Gospel music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music field, they have garned four Gospel GRAMMY Awards and nine GMA DOVE Award as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. They are members of the GMA Hall of Fame as well as The Grand Ole Opry, and they are recipients of the President’s Award from the Southern Gospel Music Guild. The group is featured regularly on the Gaither HOMECOMING Series and are legendary pioneers in the worlds of country and Gospel music.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—October 20, 2011— The Song Lives On, the anticipated
new CD and DVD from Jason Crabb, released to retailers and online stores everywhere this week. The release, recorded live at the historic Loveless Café Barn in Nashville, TN, features renditions of Gospel classics and church favorites from Crabb and his band. The release also features performances by the Gaither Vocal Band, The Crabb Family, The Isaacs and Oak Ridge Boy William Lee Golden.Crabb started street week off on Monday with a bang, performing for a sold-out crowd of over 16,000 attendees at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown, Nashville, TN, at the popular GET MOTIVATED Seminar. Jason shared the stage with personalities including General Colin Powell, Steve Forbes, Bill Cosby, Rudy Giuliani and Mary Buffett. The GET MOTIVATED Seminar is a blockbuster, one-day seminar that offers strategies to sharpen business skills, ignite motivation, accelerate effectiveness and increase incomes. Known for a uniquely commercial vocal style that blurs the lines between musical genres, Crabb, along with the legendary Bill Gaither, collaborated to select songs for The Song Lives On–songs that Crabb grew up singing in his hometown church and tunes that remain his favorites today.“I remember sitting in church with Grandma, listening to the members of the congregation ‘shout out’ the next song they wanted to sing,” Crabb recalls with a smile. “’#333!’ one member would yell. ‘242!’ another person would call out. People would spontaneously get up and share a song with the congregation. I wanted to recapture these kinds of songs and preserve them for today and for the future.”Some of those “specials and songs” include hits such as “Who Am I” (the first radio single), “Beulah Land,” “God on the Mountain,” “Midnight Cry,” “I Saw the Light,” “Until Then” and “Why Me,” among others. The release includes a new version of Crabb’s GMA DOVE Award-winning Song of the Year for 2011 “Sometimes I Cry.”
Jason caught up with some of his longtime friends in the Gospel radio market this week during a series of on-air interviews promoting the new release, and he will be featured on several Nashville-based tv outlets as well. In addition to recording a new edition of his show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Jason will be traveling over the next few weeks to cities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas and North Carolina in promotion of the new release. The Song Lives On DVD and CD, produced by Gaither Music Group, is available in stores, at online accounts, at gaither.com and at jasoncrabb.com . The projects are being featured on multiple tv networks as part of a direct campaign this fall and are strategically positioned across retail and online accounts. Both releases are distributed exclusively by EMI CMG Distribution. For a SNEAK PREVIEW of the DVD, please visit http://youtu.be/NhmHabgfw_E .
Jason Crabb is known as one of the most respected and diverse vocalists in Christian music. His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to the Gaither Homecoming arena platforms. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 200 dates annually, ongoing tv appearances, a book on the shelves and a new recording, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others. The GET MOTIVATED SEMINAR offers to give attendees the latest and greatest information in the arenas of time management, leadership, goal achievement, sales training, negotiation, finances, investing, relationships, health, spiritual success, business strategies, motivation, communication skills and more. For further information, visit www.getmotivated.com .
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NASHVILLE, TN (September 21, 2011) – The Isaacs were honored to perform a
tribute medley in honor of Grammy Award-Winning trio, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, who received the Academy of Country Music’s Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 5th Annual ACM Honors Ceremony held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on September 20, 2011. The group performed a medley comprised of Gatlin hits “Broken Lady,” “I Don’t Want To Cry,” “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Loved,” and “Healing Stream.”
In addition to the Isaacs, other artists paying tribute to the Gatlin’s were country music stars Randy Houser and Thompson Square. The legendary Oak Ridge Boys, part recipients of the Cliifie Stone Pioneer Award, presented the award to the Gatlins.
The close family harmonies of Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin gave the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY Award for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love” two years later. Along with five career nominations for the ACM Vocal Group, the Gatlin Brothers picked up three 1979 trophies – Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, also a talented songwriter who composed all of the group’s singles. To date, the brothers hold 36 Top 40 Hits to their credit.
Additional ACM Honors recipients included Hank Cochran (posthumously), John Dorris, Tom T. Hall, Reba, Taylor Swift and the film Country Strong, winners of the MBI (Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist) categories Chuck Ainlay, Eddie Bayers, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Aubrey Haynie, Gordon Mote, Bryan Sutton, Glenn Worf and Paul Worley and winners of the Industry Awards categories, Steve “Bogie” Bogdanovich, Romeo Entertainment Group, Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium, Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL), Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, CT), Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN).
The Isaacs are busy preparing for the upcoming release of their new Gaither Music Group project WHY CAN’T WE due to hit streets on November 1, 2011.
For more information on The Isaacs, visit www.TheIsaacs.com , www.Facebook.com/TheIsaacs and Twitter @IsaacsMusic.
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