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RFD-TV Honors Joey and Rory Feek on Thanksgiving

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 26, 2015 – 9:44 am -

RFD-TV Honors Joey and Rory Feek on Thanksgiving

RFD-TV Honors Joey and Rory Feek on Thanksgiving

From RFD TV -Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, and this year, RFD-TV is bringing your family a show about one of our favorite families – Joey and Rory Feek.  The Joey + Rory Show is a fan-favorite and features original and classic country music performed by this talented husband and wife duo.  The marathon of back-to-back episodes will begin on Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 26) at 9:00 AM ET – 2:00 PM ET.

Thanksgiving night at 7:30 PM ET, RFD-TV will air To Joey + Rory With Love a special celebration of her life and music. We’d love fans to add their voices and thoughts to this special show. Comment on FacebookTwitter or send Joey a  letter of encouragement to RFD-TV. We will deliver them to the Feek family.

This special programming is especially bittersweet as 40-year-old Joey Feek has stopped treatment for cancer.  Joey was diagnosed a few months after giving birth to their daughter, Indiana, in February 2014.  Her husband, Rory, has bravely chronicled their story on his blog, ThisLifeILive.com and it stands as a testament to their love for each other and their Christian faith.

In a recent entry, Rory writes, “Joey’s hope never fades. No amount of pain or medicine can touch it.  It runs too deep. It’s connected to her faith in God. And as she will tell you, God can do anything.”

Please send cards and letters to:

RFD-TV: Attn: Joey Feek

49 Music Square West, Ste 301

Nashville, TN 37203

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Tune In Alert: Michael English Featured On RFD-TVs Music City Show

Written by Staff on July 9, 2015 – 11:42 am -

Jim Sheldon, Michael English, Tim Lovelace

Jim Sheldon, Michael English, Tim Lovelace

Nashville, TN (July 8, 2015) –  You don’t want to miss the exciting RFD-TV’s feature of Michael English on The Music City Show tomorrow night.

The Music City Show is Nielsen rated and reaches hundreds of thousands of people each week.

To view a preview of the show click the following link: http://youtu.be/gFVmdacI-qY

This is Season Four for the show and can be seen weekly on RFD-TV: Thursdays at 8PM EST and 7PM Central. The program can be seen again at 12AM EST and Friday 6:30 AM EST.

The Music City Show also airs on NRB at Saturday 6/5 PM Central and FamilyNet on Sunday Noon EST.

Ifyou would like an interview with Michael English contact AG Publicity at: info@agpublicity.com

You can learn more about Michael English at  http://wwwmichaelenglishmusic.com

Follow Michael on FaceBook at:  https://wwwfacebook.com/michaelenglishmusic/timeline 

or Twitter at https://twitter.com/menglish001 .

To book Michael contact Beckie at the Beckie Simmons Agency:  beckie@bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500, or contact Daystar Promotions, Renee Barham at 918-838-3239.

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Jim Sheldon Homecoming Is Huge Success

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 18, 2014 – 8:38 am -

Jim Sheldon

Jim Sheldon

Danville, KY  Jim Sheldon Homecomings are becoming a big deal in Danville, KY, as Jim brings in some of the very best talent Gospel Music has to offer. Last year he featured the Isaacs, this year Brian Free and Assurance. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Held on a Thursday evening to a large crowd considering the intense weather covering the area. No matter, the crowd braved the weather to enjoy the electrifying music and message provided on this enjoyable evening.

Known as the Positive Cowboy from his regular role on the Music City Show, seen on RFD-TV, Jim warmed those in attendance with many of his chart busting songs, including “I Saw A Man”, “Mansion In the Sky” and of course the emotional song he wrote in honor of his sister “Even After”.

Joining Jim onstage was the Positive Cowboy Band which included great Nashville musicians Jeff Parker – Mandolin, Molly Cherry Holmes – Fiddle, Mark Fain – Leader/Upright Bass, Lynn Williams – Drums, and Seth Taylor – Guitar. Jim commented, “I love singing with the live music and it doesn’t get any better than the Positive Cowboy Band.”

Brian Free and Assurance totally blew away the audience with their lively repertoire of hit’s both present and past. The crowd was on its feet several times as they performed their Dove winning song “Say Amen” as well as their signature song “Long As I’ve Got King Jesus”.

Emcee for the evening as well as performing was Comedian extraordinaire Tim Lovelace.

A special thanks goes to Bev McCann (Manager) for presenting Jim with Plaques of Two #1 Songs, “I Saw A Man” & “Mansion In The Sky”.
Speaking of the success of his Homecoming, Jim said, “This was an event I look forward to every year and I Am One Blessed Man. Praise God!”
To learn more about Jim Sheldon, The Positive Cowboy go to http://www.jimsheldonmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/jim.sheldon . You can Twitter Jim at https://twitter.com/JimSheldonmusic .
To book Jim Sheldon for your church service or concert contact bev.a.mccann@gmail.com .

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Great News For RFD-TV And The Music City Show

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 10, 2014 – 2:38 pm -



Nashville, TN – A larger share of the viewing audience is always great news for a television network and spectacular news for a television program. RFD-TV has announced the merger with AT&T U-Verse for distribution of their programming. This takes RFD-TV to a new level of viewership and skyrockets ‘The Music City Show’ to a host of new homes to see the value and entertainment of Gospel music.

RFD-TV’s Patrick Gottsch stated “This is one of the proudest moments in the history of RFD-TV. Today, I am so pleased to announce to you first that AT&T U-Verse has launched RFD-TV as a basic channel on their 200 package which adds over 5.4 million homes to our distribution, taking RFD-TV past the 46 million barrier. RFD-TV is now on channel 568 on U-Verse. FamilyNet continues to be on channel 566. RFD HD will be launched by U-Verse as soon as space can be cleared, but no later than the end of this year.”

This is a major accomplishment is this day and age with the challenges of mergers, limited bandwidth, and independent channels being dropped by cable systems all around the country. More than anything else, this is a tribute to RFD-TV’s programmers and programming which combined with the passion of our audience for rural, family-oriented programming has proven to be an unbeatable force capable of doing the “impossible”.

Programming like ‘The Music City Show’ are prime examples of how clean family and even Christian music entertainment is more attractive now than ever to mainstream television. Scott Godsey, ‘The Music City Show’ producer commented “We are proud to be a part of the RFD-TV network and are so grateful to them for allowing Gospel music to be a vital part of their programming.”

No other channel gets so much support from its audience. To have over 57,000 of the 75,000 public comments to the FCC in the Comcast/Time Warner merger, and to date over 95% of the AT&T/DIRECTV public comments to the FCC about the importance of rural programming is making the strongest possible statement at this most critical time. The national press that RFD-TV has been receiving because of these public comments is having such a positive effect on our unique, grassroots situation.

Patrick Gottsch continued “I also want to thank the executives at AT&T and U-Verse. Unlike Comcast, since the review hearings at both the House & Senate, AT&T has sincerely worked hard to first understand the concerns of rural America, and take those concerns seriously. AT&T did so in a most expeditious manner. To go from our first meetings just a few months ago to an actual launch today is a real testament to AT&T’s commitment of being a partner with RFD-TV to better serve the needs and interests of rural America.”

This is a huge step forward, but only a step. We still have a lot of work to do. However, I firmly believe that this announcement with AT&T U-Verse will help our efforts to get RFD-TV’s distribution expanded and secured with the other carriers throughout this great nation.

RFD-TV will continue to keep all updated as news develops on the mergers. But, in the meantime, please be sure to tell your friends and neighbors that RFD-TV is now on AT&T U-Verse channel 568.

To learn more about ‘The Music City Show’ go to http://themusiccityshow.com or https://www.facebook.com/themusiccityshow .

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RFD-TV and The Music City Show Start Second Season

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 9, 2014 – 3:47 pm -

music cityNashville, TN  After a hugely successful season on RFD-TV, The Music City Show is about to enjoy it’s second season of great Gospel music programing. Quickly gaining new viewers every week, The Music City Show has become one of the premier programs featuring Gospel music on television today.

Starting the program using a variety of special hosts one of the changes in programing includes going with one full-time host. Tim Lovelace is named host of the music city show. After a successful run of the 1st season, Comedian Tim Lovelace has found a home on the set of the Music City show. He was a guest co-host and was a part of many special segments throughout most of the shows in season 1.

“When we started planning Season Two we decided to make a few changes based on the response we received from fans across North America. We are going from a guest host on some shows to one full-time host. We knew there was only one phone call to make, TIM LOVELACE. We are so happy to announce that Tim is a part of the Music City Show family. On behalf of the production crew, we welcome you to the team.” said producer Scott Godsey.

The Music City Show will continue to offer the highest quality programing using only the finest musicians and singers throughout the show. Featuring such talent in Season One as Lynn Anderson, The Blackwood Brothers, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Legacy 5, The Bowling Family, Gene McDonald and Karen Peck and New River the show has already delved into the talent pool of Gospel music to bring you more of the absolute best music and comedy available.

One of the favorite regulars on the show is the Positive Cowboy Jim Sheldon. Jim was a natural singing those classic Gospel songs with a “cowboy” flare. He has become so popular that he was invited to walk the Red Carpet at RFD-TVs – The American Rodeo, the largest and richest rodeo in the country. No, Jim Sheldon was not riding bucking broncos, but he was promoting The Music City Show at The American Rodeo. He was meeting and greeting the fans and sharing the success of this spectacular show.

You can learn more about The Music City Show at http://themusiccityshow.com or https://www.facebook.com/themusiccityshow .

You can learn more about RFD-TV at http://www.rfdtv.com and http://www.rfdtv.com/story/23228599/theamerican .

You can learn more about the Positive Cowboy – Jim Sheldon at http://www.jimsheldonmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/jim.sheldon .

You can learn more about Godsey and Associates at http://godseyandassociates.com .

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TV Alert — Tune In To The Roys on Crook & Chase! Nov 3 and 4

Written by SGN Scoops on November 3, 2012 – 5:58 am -

Nashville, TN (November 1, 2012) – THE ROYS will make their first appearance on the popular, nationally-syndicated television show CROOK & CHASE! this Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4.  Lorianne, Charlie, Elaine and Lee discussed the award-winning duo’s EP NEW DAY DAWNING (Rural Rhythm Records); stories from the road; the joys and challenges of family working together, and THE ROYS’ new partnership with Team RealTree™ Outdoor Energy DrinkCROOK & CHASE! broadcasts in more than 130 markets and airs on multiple networks, including: RFD-TV, My Family TV, Sky Angel and Pegasus TV.  Nashvillians can watch the show Saturday at 6 p.m. CDT on WNAB (Channel 58); out-of-area viewers can find local coverage options by clicking on Crook & Chase TV.

In other news, THE ROYS’ current single, “Still Standing,” just made its debut at Number 25 on the November 2012 Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Songs Chart.  In addition, the track continues its two-month run on the International Hotdisc Chart where it peaked at Number 2.  Lee and Elaine have been sharing their new music with fans via a sweep of appearances on both national television and syndicated radio.  Prior to their visit on CROOK & CHASE!, the siblings were featured guests on THE DAILY BUZZ, CBS THIS MORNING, DAYTIME, FOX & FRIENDS, MOBY IN THE MORNING and SiriusXM.


Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and raised across the border in New Brunswick, Canada, THE ROYS come from a unique musical family.  Surrounded by song from their earliest memories, Lee and Elaine are now hailed for their superb sibling harmonies, “Rootsy” sound and compelling original tunes.  A vibrant and progressive instrumental attitude complements THE ROYS’ vocal style, and their music has enchanted fans since the duo’s first release.  With over 150 dates booked so far this year, they have shared the stage with George Jones, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Ricky Skaggs, John Rich, Darryl Worley, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson, Janie Fricke, The Oak Ridge Boys and Chris Young.  Their debut CD for Rural Rhythm, LONESOME WHISTLE, earned them a spot on BILLBOARD’S Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011 Chart and gave them two hit singles: “Coal Minin’ Man” and “Trailblazer.”  In October they were named Inspirational Country Music’s Bluegrass Artist of the Year (2012).  THE ROYS were previously honored with that award in 2011 and dubbed the organization’s Duo of the Year in 2010 and 2009.  They are currently aligned with Team RealTree™ Outdoor Energy Drink for a strategic partnership.


Fans can follow Lee and Elaine online at THEROYSonlineFACEBOOK and on Twitter@theroysonline.


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Written by SGN Scoops on August 28, 2012 – 7:08 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Gaither Music Group/Servant Records artist Guy Penrod recently visited one of the RFD-TV network’s most popular programs, “Larry’s Country Diner,” to share a few songs for an upcoming episode. Pictured (l-r) on the set are “Larry’s Country Diner” Sheriff Jimmy Capps and waitress Renae; Penrod; host Larry Black; church lady Nadine; and announcer and sidekick Keith Bilbrey.

Penrod and his band performed selections from his acclaimed solo recordings Breathe Deep (2010) and Hymns (2012). His “Larry’s Country Diner” guest appearance is slated to air across the country on RFD-TV Thursday, September 13 at 8 pm ET; Friday, September 14 at 10:00 am ET; and Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 pm ET.

Hymns debuted at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Southern Gospel retail chart and at #5 on the Current Contemporary Christian chart following its release in March. The album is distributed by EMI CMG Distribution and is available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®.

One of the most popular shows on RFD-TV, “Larry’s Country Diner” garners 1.4 million viewers monthly. A down-home variety show featuring entertainment, interviews and music, the program is taped in front of a live studio audience in a country diner setting. For more information, please visit www.larryscountrydiner.com.

For further information, visit www.guypenrod.com or www.turningpointpr.com.

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THE ROYS Bring Bluegrass To the Masses With Two National TV Appearances On Saturday, June 2

Written by SGN Scoops on June 1, 2012 – 6:03 am -

Nashville, TN (May 30, 2012) — Bluegrass stars THE ROYS make two national TV appearances on Saturday, June 2, as they are guests on both RFD-TV’s Reno’s Old Time Music Festival and the PBS Special, Pa’s Fiddle: America’s Music. 


Reno’s Old Time Music Festival, hosted by Bluegrass legend Ronnie Reno, features THE ROYS singing five songs from their current CD, LONESOME WHISTLE (Rural Rhythm Records):  the album’s title track; their current single, Trailblazer; their #1 hit, Coal Minin’ Man; the driving up-tempo Nothin’ I Can Do About It Now, and the contemplative, I Wonder What God’s Thinkin’. The program, seen by nearly 20 million viewers each week, is one of the most dynamic, acoustic music programs on television. Each episode contains stunning performances, historical footage, in-depth interviews and a deep respect for the heritage of Bluegrass music. THE ROYS’ segment airs Saturday, June 2 at 6 p.m. CDT/ 7 p.m. EDT.  Viewers should check www.rfdtv.com for more specific local listings.

The PBS Special, Pa’s Fiddle: Charles Ingalls, American Fiddler, is the brain-child of Dr. Dale Cockrell, director of MTSU’s Center for Popular Music and scholar of the songs embedded in the LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE books.  Lee and Elaine Roy perform songs unique to the project: Buffalo Guys and Gum Tree Canoe.  In January they joined Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap and numerous other stars for the taping of the Special, which raised the rafters of the Loveless Barn outside of Nashville. The show airs Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. CDT/ 8 p.m. EDT; fans can learn more about this unique tribute to the music of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the program HERE.  Nashville airings on WNPT- TV include Sunday, June 3 at 7 p.m. CDT/ 8 EDT and Monday, June 4 at 11 p.m. CDT/ midnight EDT.


Fans can find all the news on Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline.com.

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Catch The Roys’ Impromptu Appearance On RFD-TV’s Larry’s Country Diner

Written by SGN Scoops on October 27, 2011 – 5:06 am -

Nashville, TN (October 26, 2011) — Lee and Elaine Roy were spotted on the set during an August taping of Larry’s Country Diner, and show host Larry Black invited them to perform. “It was totally unexpected,” laughs Elaine Roy.  “We were really lucky our fiddle player Clint White happened to be with us.” Leona Williams was the show’s featured guest that day, but the grand lady of Country graciously made way for the Bluegrass/Roots duo. The Roys rose to the occasion with a rousing rendition of “Give A Ride To The Devil” from their current Rural Rhythm Records’ CD, LONESOME WHISTLE.  “And we didn’t leave until we’d gotten our fill of the Diner’s awesome cheeseburgers and chocolate pie,” adds Lee Roy.  This is The Roys’ second appearance on the popular RFD-TV show this year.

 AIR DATES/TIMES (more info at www.larryscountrydiner.com ):Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. CDTFriday, October 28th at 9:00 a.m. CDTSaturday, October 29th at 10:00 p.m. CDTLee and Elaine are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year, and are in the running for three additional ICM awards this year: Vocal Duo of the Year, Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Inspirational Country Song (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”).  The Roys will perform on this year’s show, which will be held in Nashville on Friday, October 28at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  The duo heads back out on the road on October 29 for shows in Alabama, Minnesota, Kentucky, Florida and Virginia.  These dates follow a hectic summer of high-profile performances at Country Thunder Festival USA (where they opened for Lady Antebellum), Dollywood, Dogwood Park Concert Series, and numerous other festivals and events.  The Roys have appeared on several Fox Television Network shows, Daily Buzz, ABC-TV’s What’s The Buzz, Daytime, GAC-TV, and other national programs. Fans can catch up with all the news and The Roys’ complete itinerary by going to theroysonline.com .

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