We are excited to present the February issue of SGNScoops Magazine. Gracing the cover this month is Legacy Five. Staff writer, Craig Harris wrote an in-depth article about their latest ministry developments. Also featured this month’s issue are the ministries of Mallory Ledford, the McClellan Sisters, and Eli Fortner. This issue includes several special interest stories. Megan Owens shares her story of miraculous healing, Chris and Darrell Freemen share their love story and songwriter Diane Wilkinson shares her journey of writing Gospel Music. Get a front row seat view of the Crabb Family Reunion Birmingham Concert as well as the Mark 209 and the Hoppers recent concert. Rhonda Frye and Angela Griffin share concert reviews put on by Global Promotions. Don’t miss David Staton’s column, “Can you Handle The Truth,” or Laurette’s “Christian Fitness,” or Lou Hildreth’s “Life, Love and Legends.” Boost your faith with great devotions from Sherry Anne and Dr. Jeff Steele. We also welcome Kelly Nelon to the Scoops Staff this month. She will be sharing monthly devotions. Catch the latest music reviews, and a wonderful article regarding a Gospel Music bus driver’s perspective. All of this and more for FREE! Wow… This is a great month! Read and share with your friends, family and fans.
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February is all about love and we at SGMRadio asked a few couples to tell us their love story. They were happy to oblige! Read all about how these couples are living out their happily- ever- after. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Jonathan and Sandra Wilburn
Jonathan grew up in Southern Gospel, singing with his family The Wilburns and then with Gold City Quartet. Jonathan currently sings with his son Jordan in Wilburn And Wilburn. http://www.wilburn2.com/
This is Jonathan’s story:
I met my wife Sandra in high school. I played football and she played basketball. I met her one day when one of my best friends, Chris Carter, asked me to talk to this pretty girl and get her phone number. Well, one day while in class, it happened! Chris jumped up and pointed out the window that was facing the gym. He said, “That is her, go talk to her and get her number for me.” I said, “No problem.” She came down the hall toward our class and I looked her in the eyes for the first time. I got lost in her big brown eyes. I told her Chris wanted her number and she began to write it down. When she was finished, I had made my mind up. I said thanks, stuck that number in my pocket and went back inside. Chris asked, “Did ya get it?” I said “Nope, she wouldn’t let me have it!” I called her that night and rest is history. On March 7, 2013 it will be 27 years that we have been together.
I am still in love with Sandra and those big brown eyes!
Jonathan Wilburn on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/karter.hollins?fref=ts
Wilburn and Wilburn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanwilburn1
Madison and Shannon Easter
Madison is a singer/songwriter/musician with Jeff and Sheri Easter. http://www.jeffandsherieaster.com/
Shannon is a songwriter who currently works in the Easter’s office as Sheri’s assistant. They are preparing to release their first EP together on March 19, 2013.
Shannon shares with us their love story:
Madison and I have always lived in the same town, attended the same school, and participated in many of the same extracurricular events. In August of 2004, our youth group was in charge of providing entertainment for our county’s youth rally. The weekend for which the rally was scheduled happened to be a weekend that Madison was not traveling, so he was able to participate. Through rehearsals, Madison and I began talking more and we developed a strong friendship. We began dating on October 26th of that year, and on October 13th, 2008, he proposed by taking me down by The Lewis Family Home Place under the starriest sky, on one knee!
We got married on December 12th, 2010 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, in Augusta, GA. The building, built in 1897, served as a Catholic church for over 70 years and still contains many of its original features today. The wedding embraced the warmth of Christmas and included a simple ceremony and reception immediately following. We honeymooned in Paris for 3 days and London for 3 days. Read more »
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Ringgold, GA (February 6, 2014) Rhonda Frye is pleased to announce an addition to Rhonda Frye And Riverside. Saran Chumley joins Rhonda, Lauren Huckabee and Jennifer Peace lending her soprano vocals to the progressive ladies group based out of North Georgia. Saran grew up in East Texas and was blessed with many musical opportunities. She sang in children’s choirs, participated in local plays and musicals and then earned a music degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Saran currently teaches voice and piano lessons and is on staff at the Steve Hurst School of Music.
“I am absolutely thrilled,” Rhonda said. “I have wanted to put together an all ladies group for a long time. For one, an all-female vocal group is unique in sound, but this will also allow us to minister to ladies groups. Saran is a great fit to our ministry team. Our heart’s desire is to use music to help people experience a real and relevant relationship with Christ. From the day I met Saran, I knew there was something special about her and I also knew that someday we would minister together. That someday is now and I couldn’t be happier or more eager to see what God is going to do.”
Saran added, “I could not be more excited about this opportunity that God has placed in my life. These are the sweetest girls I have ever met. I have grown to love not only their voices and music, but their hearts for the ministry. I am so ready to dive in and see how the Lord is going to use Rhonda Frye and Riverside. I feel so honored, blessed, and thankful to be a part of this!”
Saran is coming on board right after Rhonda Frye and Riverside released their first national radio single, “Looking Out For You,” on Patterson Promotion’s Compilation Disc Volume 13. DJ’s can download the single at http://pattersonpromotions.com/. For more information about Rhonda Frye and Riverside, visit http://rhondafryeandriverside.com/.
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Ringgold, GA (January 30, 2014) Rhonda Frye and Riverside, a newly formed trio out of North Georgia, released their first song to National Radio in early January. The song “Looking Out For You,” written by Gerald Crabb and produced by Jeremy Peace, landed on Patterson Promotion’s Compilation Disc, Volume 13.
Rhonda Frye, the group’s founder, is mostly known in the industry for her work with SGNScoops Magazine. “I have wanted to assemble a ladies group for a long time,” Rhonda offered. “I prayed to find talented vocalists with great hearts. I have been blessed with young ladies that can communicate the gospel effectively in song, in testimony and by example.” Rhonda continued, “I also prayed for a great song to record that would be up-beat and that would carry a strong message. ‘Looking Out For You’ was a perfect fit musically for our personalities and is a strong message we love to share.”
Rhonda Frye and Riverside vocalist, Lauren Huckabee is new to the industry, but has quickly gained attention for her unique voice and charming stage presence. Jennifer Peace rounds out the trio adding a touch of vocal clarity and sweetness to the mix and brings a transparent sense of sincerity to the stage.
Since the group’s formation in August, 2013, Rhonda Frye and Riverside has performed in various churches and venues including the National Quartet Convention- EHA Showcase, the Veranda at College Heights Baptist Church, and were featured at the 2013 Diamond Awards. During the Diamond Awards performance, the ladies were joined on stage by the songwriter, Gerald Crabb. “I was blown away when I heard my song, ‘Looking Out For You’ by Rhonda Frye and Riverside,” commented Gerald Crabb. “It is great. This new trio is very good. You’re going to love their music and their spirit.”
With a fresh new sound, the future for Riverside looks bright. Producer Jeremy Peace explained, “There are so many new exciting artists that are arriving onto the scene in Gospel music and this one is certainly no exception. What a golden opportunity for these three women to begin their ministry within the Southern Gospel genre of music as it begins to experience a revival. Riverside has the tools and heart to fulfill their calling and I’m honored to be a part of it. Their new radio single is only the beginning of a long successful ministry in music. These girls bring it!”
The new single was shipped to radio in January and has been received well. “We are very proud at Patterson Promotions that Rhonda Frye and Riverside chose us for their national radio single,” Pauline Patterson stated. “They are young, talented and ready to do a BIG work for Jesus. Rhonda Frye is one of the sweetest, most sincere ladies I know in this industry. She loves God and His people.”
“Looking Out For You” can be downloaded by DJ’s at http://www.pattersonpromotions.com/. For more information about Rhonda Frye And Riverside, visit http://rhondafryeandriverside.com/ . Follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rhonda-Frye-Music-Ministries/100078992698 and on twitter at https://twitter.com/rhondafrye.
Photo Credit: Beasley Photography
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Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2014 right with the one and only David Phelps on the cover! Also in this issue, enjoy articles on Donna King, the Old Paths Quartet, Chris Allman, Page Trio, Carolina Quartet, Suzanne Hise and Mike Manuel. Don’t miss who topped the SGNScoops radio chart for January and don’t miss the latest update on our Creekside Gospel Music Convention. We are thrilled to welcome David Staton to our writing staff! David unveils his new column, “Can You Handle The Truth?” Catch the latest devotions from Sherry Anne and Jeff Steele as well as tips from Laurette Willis on Christian Fitness. Legendary Lou Wills Hildreth’s articles are always great. You don’t want to miss “Life, Love and Legends.” It’s a special treat to share an article on Edna Wright, the newly elected Southern Gospel Music Promoters President! Check out January’s music reviews as well as Publisher, Rob Patz and editor, Rhonda’s Frye’s expectations for the New Year. Remember, SGNScoops is absolutely free. Read. Enjoy. Share!
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We are excited to present the November issue of SGNScoops Magazine! A picture is worth a thousand words, right? The cover this month captures the Spirit of this year’s 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention! The spirit is certainly the spirit of Joy! The smiles almost tell it all, but catch the details of this year’s event along with a listing of Diamond Award winners in this issue. Also, this month’s issue is not the typical predominately Southern Gospel Music Magazine. We’re just a bit on the COUNTRY side! This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Christian Country like never before. Don’t miss Rick Kiser’s story, “Christian Country Gives Thanks,” as well as features on Sharron Kay King, Steve Brown, Greg McDougal. This month also features Providence Quartet and Canaan’s Crossing. Lorraine Walker and Rob Patz put together a fabulous Thanksgiving article allowing the Southern Gospel Community voice their gratitude. We all need our spirits boosted, so don’t miss encouragement from Sherry Anne and Dr. Jeff Steele, and don’t miss reading Lou Hildreth’s special memories. A story on “Mary Anne Oglesby and The Veranda” is sure to warm hearts of families dealing with Alzheimer’s and we hope will inspire other churches to care for the aged in their congregations. Award winning Songwriter, Belinda Smith shares her ministry and Ethan Whisnant shares his “Younger Perspective.” Read about latest music, Christian Fitness, and more in this this well-crafted, beautifully designed online magazine. Remember, SGNScoops is digital and free! Please share with friends!
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Pigeon Forge, TN (10-28-2013) Coastal Media Group welcomes legendary songwriter, Phil Cross to the Diamond Awards on Tuesday, October 29 in Pigeon Forge. Cross will be performing during the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards in addition to Gerald Crabb, Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver, The Easters and more. Phil Cross is a Diamond Awards final nominee for “Songwriter of the Year.”
“It is a special honor to be nominated for “Songwriter of the Year” because the Diamond Awards are fan voted,” Cross stated. “It is an honor to be nominated and to also sing on this year’s awards program. I’m looking forward to a time of good music and fellowship with great friends.”
Owner of Coastal Media Group and SGNScoops Magazine, Rob Patz commented, “Our industry has been blessed for many years by the music of Phil Cross. He is a truly a legend. We are very excited to have him perform on this year’s Diamond Awards Show.”
Editor of SGNScoops Magazine, Rhonda Frye added, “The music of Phil Cross has literally reached around the world. I respect Phil for his musical accomplishments, but also for how he mentors and encourages others. He is a great friend to many and we’re thrilled to have him singing on this year’s program.”
The Diamond Awards Show will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at 8:30 pm. Tickets to the event are free, but reserved seating is encouraged. Channel 57 out of Atlanta will be taping the program to be aired at a later date. For more information about the Diamond Awards email Rob Patz at email@example.com or Rhonda Frye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Phil Cross
Phil Cross is known as a one of today’s most anointed Christian music artists and is highly regarded as a composer, singer, and speaker. He began using his God-given musical talents as a teenager and has been writing songs since 1983. Brought up in a Christian home by loving parents, Phil has truly been blessed with a marvelous life in service to God.
God has miraculously brought Phil Cross to a place of prominence in music ministry. He has long been known as one of today’s finest composers. He has received many of Gospel music’s highest honors including Dove Awards, Song Of The Year, and Songwriter Of The Year honors. Although he has gained recognition as a composer and a singer, and has had a great deal of success as a musician, Phil has remained genuine and sincere. His strongest desire is to let everyone know that God is on their side and He has an incredible plan for their lives.
Some of Phil’s notable compositions include: “I Am Redeemed,” “Champion of Love,” “One Holy Lamb,” “Yes I Am,” “When I Get Carried Away” and many more.
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