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Dan Keeton Is New Tenor for Gold City

Written by Scoops Staff on March 30, 2011 – 1:03 pm -

From KeetonSong.com: (visit for message in its entirety)

“…It might take 26 years, or it might not be exactly what you asked for but, God does answer your prayers. As of Monday, March 28th, 2011, I retired and disbanded “The Keetons”. Nancy is doing what she loves, being a High-Risk Labor and Delivery RN. Jim Sheldon will follow his calling in a full time music ministry and your friend, Dan Keeton, has accepted the position of Tenor in the one and the only… Gold City Quartet!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support of The Keetons. Please come see me soon with Gold City!

Dan Keeton
www.goldcityqt.com


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HisSong Announces Addition of David Price As New Baritone

Written by Scoops Staff on December 21, 2010 – 10:02 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 21, 2010) – Vine Records/Crossroads recording artist and Dove Award nominated artist HisSong has named David Price as the group’s new baritone vocalist. HisSong temporarily hired David for 90 days until they knew for sure that he was a right fit. After the 90-day trial period – David was hired as the full-time baritone vocalist.

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, David is 22 years old, and he began singing at a young age. David sang with Michigan-based quartet The Calvarymen for two years prior to joining HisSong.

HisSong owner/manager Dennis Humphries states,  “I am proud to have David as a part of HisSong.  David is an awesome singer and brings a lot of energy to the group.  We’re excited to have David as a part of this team.  David is doing an outstanding job, and everywhere we go, people are loving him.”

The group’s previous baritone vocalist, Adam Cannon, sang with HisSong for the last four years. Cannon left the group to pursue a ministry with his wife, Samantha, that will include both singing and preaching.

Dennis added, “I was sad to see Adam go but knew that God had amazing things in store for HisSong.  We all became like brothers, and although we miss Cannon and still have a close friendship with him, our prayers are with Adam, Samantha & Noah.”

HisSong will be entering the studio soon to begin recording their brand new project for Vine/Crossroads Records. Dove Award-winning producer and songwriter Wayne Haun will once again produce this project. Haun has produced HisSong’s last three recordings as well – Watching & Waiting, Dove-nominated On the Way Up, and their current release Journey Through the Sky, which was nominated for Album of the Year in the 2010 SGN Music Awards.

Friends, family, and friends are encouraged to call and request HisSong’s latest single – “When We Talk to the Father.” This is HisSong’s third Top 40 single from their latest release – Journey Through the Sky.

HisSong is booked through the Adoration Agency.  For more information on how to book the popular trio, log on to http://www.adorationagency.com or call (910) 426-1931.

HisSong also has a weekly online newsletter which gives fans of the group information on the ministry and much more.

More information on HisSong can be found at http://www.hissongmusic.com.  Fans are encouraged to visit the group’s Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hissongmusic .


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Shellem Cline joins Brothers Redeemed Qt. of Hickory, NC

Written by Scoops Staff on December 16, 2010 – 8:32 pm -

Brothers Redeemed Quartet of Hickory, NC is pleased to announce their newest member, Shellem Cline. Shellem has been in the Southern Gospel Music industry traveling as a soloist for the last number of years. “He is a phenomenal talent that will bring a lot of energy, youth, and excitement to our group,” says Cameron Woods, Lead Vocalist for the group. “We received a lot of resumes and inquiries for the vacant position, and after much consideration we feel that Shellem is who God wants to be a part of our family.” Shellem is only 22 years of age, and sings like a seasoned veteran. He will take a full-time vocal role within the group on January 1st, 2011.

Shellem is stepping in to fill the Tenor position that was vacated by the Founder and Manager of Brothers Redeemed Qt., Rusty Townsend. Rusty announced his resignation from the group publicly on November 21st, 2010. Rusty stated in his resignation letter, “I feel God has closed a door on something in my life and is opening a new one. I have worked a full-time job, as well as being a part-time Minister of Music, and tried to find time to be a father and husband all at once. I thank God for this opportunity, but I think it’s time that I focus on my ministry here at my church.”

Cameron Woods states, “Rusty will continue to manage the group, and make select appearances that we as well as our fans will greatly anticipate! I have enjoyed traveling with and singing for such a great man of God, and I pray that we will continue the legacy that he started over nine years ago. He will be missed, and our prayers go out to him and his family.”

Brothers Redeemed have been in Ministry for the last nine years. They currently travel approximately 90-110 dates a year. If you would like to read more from Rusty’s resignation letter, along with more information about Brothers Redeemed Quartet, you may visit them online at www.tbrqt.com.


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Turning Point Announces Addition of New Drummer, Joey McNew

Written by Scoops Staff on December 3, 2010 – 6:43 am -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) December 2nd, 2010 – The award nominated Christian Country group Turning Point announced the addition of Joey McNew as the group’s new drummer.

“We auditioned Joey this week, and we knew right away he was the one God had sent to be a part of our group” stated group members Glenn Steed and Darryl Douglas. “He’s got a different sound than any of our previous drummers, Joey will be a good fit with our high energy concert performances and progressive song arrangements, and we’re very excited about him joining our group.”

Joey has a strong resume within the music community and joins Turning Point after performing with some of the biggest names in the music industry.  He began full-time with Turning Point during the month of November.

Turning Point’s single, “He Will”, hit #8 on the IMN Mainstream Weekly Chart and remains on the chart after 7 weeks. The song is also quickly climbing the Star Gospel Media Charts coming in at #2 on the Contemporary Christian chart this week. They also have the #2 song on the Star Gospel Media Country Gospel Charts with their single “Absence Of Faith”.
More information on Cheyenne recording artist, Turning Point, can be found at http://www.turningpointlive.net.


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Beyond The Ashes Welcomes New Baritone Singer, Kellan Monroe

Written by Scoops Staff on September 24, 2010 – 3:04 pm -

Nashville, TN (Sept. 24, 2010) – Beyond The Ashes (BTA) is pleased to welcome new baritone singer, Kellan Monroe to the trio.  Monroe has been on the road with the group for about a month in a trial capacity.  Anthony Facello, the group’s ministry leader and tenor singer, announced the decision for him to join the group, officially, just before NQC last week.
Monroe is from Easley, South Carolina, but looks forward to making Nashville, TN his new home in the coming weeks. This young man, of only 20 years of age, already has a strong resume in Christian music.  He is not only a talented singer, but also, an accomplished instrumentalist, with the ability to play piano, bass guitar, and acoustic guitar, to name just a few. Monroe shared, “I am excited of be a part of BTA. God is allowing me to live out my dream with guys whose hearts are truly for the church and its people.”
He had the rare opportunity to live out that dream, during his first official week, on the National Quartet Convention’s main stage.  The group was in an artist showcase earlier that day, and because of their outstanding musical ability and heart for ministry, they were invited to sing center stage that evening to the entire crowd at the Kentucky Fair & Expo’s Freedom Hall, in Louisville.
Facello expressed, “When I knew we had to fill our baritone position, I knew we needed to take our time and be careful not to just look for the next good singer.  We wanted to find someone who shared our heart and vision for ministry to the church, and to those needing to hear the hope of Christ. When we met Kellan, we felt that calling from Him immediately. To add to that, he is so multi-talented.  We are all constantly in awe of the ways God is working in this ministry. Lead singer, Casey Rivers, myself, and the rest of our ministry team are so thrilled to welcome Kellan to the group.”
The group’s current single, “Ready For The Ride,” has driven up the Gospel music charts all across the country.  They are heading into the studio in early October to record an album of favorites. The new recording will be co-produced by Nashville producer, Donna Beauvais, along with Facello.
To learn more about Beyond the Ashes or to schedule them for your music event, visit beyondtheashesonline.com.  You can also find them at myspace.com/beyondtheashesonline.

Photo Attached: BTA Baritone, Kellan Monroe
For more information contact:
Donna Beauvais / 615.427.2819 /
verticalsky@comcast.net / www.verticalskyonline.com

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Gold City Announces Changes

Written by Scoops Staff on August 31, 2010 – 12:47 pm -

When 2010 began, Gold City introduced a new line-up of familiar faces with the addition of tenor Josh Cobb and pianist Roy Webb. As mentioned in the earliest days of this re-organization of the quartet, Roy was  on board in a temporary role to help develop Gold City’s future plans. During this time, Roy maintained a schedule of selected solo dates, with the intentions of one day returning to a full-time solo career.

That day has arrived, and Gold City is searching a for a new pianist. Anyone interested in being a part of a 30-year ministry is encouraged to send a resume and demo to Gold City, Attn: Jason R. Maise, P.O. Box 2100, Gadsden, AL 35903 or via email at jasonrmaise@yahoo.com.

“It has been a pleasure to be involved with Gold City,” says Roy. “I wish them much success and I believe they are truly one of Southern Gospel music’s all-time great quartets.
However my heart is in my solo efforts and that’s where I feel I need to be. So it is time to make the move.” Roy’s scheduling will be handled through The Beckie Simmons Agency.

“We wish for nothing but the best for Roy,” adds Gold City’s Daniel Riley. “Roy’s contributions to this group have been numerous and they are greatly appreciated. In the meantime,
we look forward to the next person God will put in our path. We’re excited about what may lie ahead for us.”

Personal appearances for Gold City are also scheduled through The Beckie Simmons Agency (www.bsaworld.com).


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2nd Generation Announces Addition of Jonathan Edwards to Group

Written by Scoops Staff on July 9, 2010 – 3:15 pm -

OAK GROVE, Ark. – Diamond Award winning trio 2nd Generation is excited to announce the addition of Jonathan Edwards as the group’s new vocalist.

“We are so excited about bringing Jonathan on as our new singer,” mentioned Brenda Denney of 2nd Generation. “Jonathan has been a long time supporter of the group and is very familiar with our ministry and musical style. We know that he is going to do a great job, and we can’t wait to hit the road with him!”

Jonathan is known well in Southern Gospel circles. In addition to making a name for himself for several years as a part of the Ascension Quartet, Jonathan is one of Southern Gospel’s most beloved DJs. He works as the drive-time DJ for KWFC-FM in Springfield, Missouri every week.

Jonathan Edwards said, “I have become such great friends with Brenda and Elaine over the last few years. When this position came open, I was excited about possibly working with these ladies on a full-time basis. We’ve got some exciting things planned for the near future, and I can’t wait to be a part of it!”

Jonathan is filling the position that was recently vacated by Jimmy Hoskins. Jimmy left the group to pursue a new ministry with his family.

Jonathan will join 2nd Generation on the road starting this weekend.

Fans are encouraged to be listening for 2nd Generation’s new single, “I’ll Not Fear the Crossing,” at Southern Gospel radio.

For more information on 2nd Generation – visit http://www.2ndgenerationministries.com.

You can also find out more information about the group on their MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/2generation.  The group’s ShoutLife can be found at http://www.shoutlife.com/2ndgeneration.


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Joe Loaring Joins Faithful Crossings

Written by Scoops Staff on June 23, 2010 – 1:23 pm -



CLERMONT, Fla. – Florida-based family group Faithful Crossings is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Loaring to the group. Joe will be singing the baritone part for the group.

Joe has been very active in ministry since rededicating his life to the Lord seven years ago. In addition to his work with Faithful Crossings, Joe works full-time at Lighthouse Ministries – a local homeless shelter.

“Joe has a great heart for ministry – and that is just the kind of person we were looking for,” mentioned Tammy Sumner of Faithful Crossings. “He’s a talented singer, and we can’t wait for our friends to hear him with us!”

Joe will be joining the group immediately. You can find out more information on him at the group’s website – http://www.faithfulcrossings.com .

Faithful Crossings will be featured on the television show Atlanta Live on Atlanta’s WATC this weekend. More information on that will be released later.

More information on Faithful Crossings can be found at their webpage – http://www.faithfulcrossings.com.  You can also visit their MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/faithfulcrossings.

For booking information – call Arnie Shipp and AWS Management at (864) 981-5811.

About Faithful Crossings
Faithful Crossings is a Southern Gospel ministry based in central Florida. At the heart of the ministry is Tammy Sumner, former member of the acclaimed all-women’s Southern Gospel quartet, Sweetwater Revival.  Tammy is joined by her husband Curtis Sumner and children Taylor and Lauren as well as new group members Al Mercer and Lisa Nielsen.


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2nd Generation Announces Departure of Jimmy Hoskins

Written by Scoops Staff on June 8, 2010 – 7:02 pm -

OAK GROVE, Ark. – (June 8, 2010) – Diamond Award nominated trio 2nd Generation regretfully announces the departure of group member Jimmy Hoskins from the group. Jimmy has been an integral part of the ministry of 2nd Generation for over three years.

“After much prayer and consideration, it is my belief that God is calling my wife and I in a different direction in pursuit of a family music ministry,” said Jimmy.  “We have been so very blessed to be able to have been a part of this incredible group for the last three years, and we have been a witness to a mighty move of God in our personal lives as well as in the altars.  I have nothing but the best wishes for 2nd Generation and am praying that God continue to pour out His blessings in their ministry as well as guide and lead our family in the direction He has purposed for us.”

Brenda Denney of 2nd Generation said, “We know that our ministry has been extremely blessed to be able to utilize a talent like Jimmy for the last three years. Elaine and I wish Jimmy and his wife Sharon the absolute best in this new family music ministry! We know that God will continue to use them in a mighty way for His kingdom! We will miss our ‘Jimmy Jam’!”

“We are excited for what God has done and what He is doing in 2nd Generation Ministries,” continued 2nd Generation’s Elaine Parks.  “We are about ministry! We know that we have been called for ‘such a time as this,’ and we know that He has someone already picked out to join 2nd Generation.”

Jimmy will stay with 2nd Generation through the months of June and July or until a replacement is found in those months. The group is still planning to record their follow-up to the breakthrough recording I See a City later this year.

2nd Generation is currently reviewing resumes and CDs for the position. Those interested in auditioning for the position can email Brenda Denney at secondg@yahoo.com or call (913) 710-5227.

Fans are encouraged to be listening for 2nd Generation’s new single, “I’ll Not Fear the Crossing,” at Southern Gospel radio.

For more information on 2nd Generation – visit http://www.2ndgenerationministries.com.

You can also find out more information about the group on their MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/2generation.  The group’s ShoutLife can be found at http://www.shoutlife.com/2ndgeneration.


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Dale Forbes Returns To The Anchormen

Written by Scoops Staff on June 8, 2010 – 12:30 pm -

Nashville, TN (June 4, 2010) – The Anchormen are thrilled to announce the return of Dale Forbes to the group.  Forbes sang with the quartet for three years in the 90’s. He stepped away to answer a call to preach.  While he and his family are grateful for that season, they have tremendous peace about his return to the road.

Forbes will be singing lead for the quartet.  He joins them on the heels of their 30th Anniversary in Gospel music.  He will be replacing Michael Bartlett, who will be transitioning from music ministry to church ministry.

“We are extremely happy and supportive of Michael as he accepts this calling to serve in church ministry,” expressed group’s owner, Tim Bullins. “Dale and I have remained such good friends over the years. When he told me he felt God was leading him to return to the Anchormen, I couldn’t have been happier. I know fans will appreciate his solid talent and his heart for God. His charisma both on and off stage will definitely be something audiences will enjoy. Dale was a big hit at the 30-year reunion last year and people will be quick to see his talent is stronger than ever.”

In addition to being a pastor for the last 14 years, Forbes has been teaching at the renowned Steve Hurst School Of Music for the past 5 years.  He shared, “God has been so good to me and my family. We have appreciated every ministry opportunity we have experienced, but for me to have the blessing of returning to the road after 15 years away, to live out my heart for music ministry and for people, is a dream.  I am so thankful to have pastored the church God brought to our lives for 14 years, but I am also grateful for the times He speaks to redirect us to a new season.  I look forward to seeing all my friends on the road and to making many new ones too.”

Forbes will make his first appearance back with the group on July 9, 2010 in Asheboro, NC.

To learn more about the Anchomen or to schedule them for your church or concert event, visit theanchormen.com.


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