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Branson Gospel Music Revival To Be Held At Tri-Lakes Center Next Week

Written by Scoops Staff on June 23, 2011 – 1:03 pm -

Four-day event to include Dino, HisSong and others and will benefit Convoy Of Hope Disaster Relief

BRANSON, Mo. – (June 23, 2011) – The Branson Gospel Music Revival (formerly Convention) is returning to Branson, Missouri for the third time next week. The four-day annual event heads to a new venue this year, the Tri-Lakes Center, 2527 State Highway 248 in Branson.

Taking place Tuesday, June 28 – Friday, July 1, the gospel celebration consists of daily matinee and evening concerts featuring approximately 75 Gospel musicians from across the United States.

Dino, HisSong, Beyond the Ashes, Kenny Bishop, Ann Downing, Mike Allen, The Williamsons, Praise Incorporated, 2nd Generation, Voices of Glory, Jay Stone Singers, McMillan and Life, Rod Burton, Lynda Lynn, Sunday Edition, Mystery Men, and more will be part of the Revival, which organizers say puts the spotlight on the gospel message.

Also returning will be the popular SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, as well as the Tribute to Albert Brumley and  “Piano Praise” segments. Additionally, a  “New Faces” afternoon concert geared toward teens and those “young at heart” has been added. A Branson GMR Prayer Team, who will pray with audience members and artists alike during the week, is a new addition this year as well.

“We continue to learn and grow and are striving to make this an even more enjoyable event, one that continues to attract new people to this great city every summer,” co-owner and host Rod Burton stated. “Meanwhile, our focus continues to be on fostering a time of refreshing and encouragement for our artists as well as the audience.”

Having won the “Pacesetter of the Year” award from AbsolutelyGospel.com for the second consecutive year, Burton and his wife and partner, Kelly Burton, look forward to building on the success of what they still consider a very new event.

“It has been a true honor to receive some Gospel industry accolades,” Kelly mentions. “What we hope that sort of recognition translates to is more people coming to hear the truly fantastic artists who gather here with us in Branson every summer, so they can receive the message of faith being offered through gospel music.”

On that note, the couple has announced that Wednesday, June 29, will be “Disaster Relief Night” at the Revival, with a portion of all ticket and program book proceeds going to aid victims of Branson and Hollister area flooding as well as the recent catastrophic tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Donations will be made to the Assemblies of God relief organization Convoy of Hope, which has already provided substantial assistance throughout the region.

Concerts are scheduled daily Tuesday, June 28 through Friday, July 1 from noon-4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $18.00 per day for adults and can be purchased by calling the Tri Lakes Center at 1-800-785-1550 or 417-336-0219.

More information about Branson Gospel Music Revival can be found at www.BransonGMR.com or by calling 615-530-3726.


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Rod Burton’s “Son of Man’s Man” Reaches Top 40

Written by Scoops Staff on May 2, 2011 – 8:32 am -

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – (April 27, 2011) – National recording artist Rod Burton’s latest single recently became the popular vocalist’s latest Top 40 single.

The song, titled “Son of Man’s Man,” debuted at #35 on the April 18, 2011 issue of the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart – the Southern Gospel industry’s most recognized weekly chart.

“I am so excited to see how God has been using this song,” mentioned Rod Burton. “This is a song that so many men can relate to, and I’m so happy that radio has picked up on it and that the fans have enjoyed it as well!”

“Son of Man’s Man” is the debut single from Rod’s latest recording – The Difference. “Son of Man’s Man” was written by industry veteran and singer/songwriter/comedienne Sue Duffield specifically for Rod’s latest project.

Rod released his debut recording for New Hope Music Productions – The Difference – last year.  The Difference was produced by Grammy-winning engineer Adrian Payne and co-produced by Rod’s longtime friend and talented session musician Jason Webb. This recording is the first release for the newly formed New Hope Music Productions – a recording company opened by Burton and Darrell Webb last year.

The Difference is now available to purchase online or at live events.  For more information on the new recording, visit http://www.rodburtonmusic.com . Fans are encouraged to visit Rod’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RodBurtonMusic .


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Rod and Kelly Burton Named General Managers of Pat Boone Family Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Written by Scoops Staff on April 26, 2011 – 12:09 pm -

HOMEWOOD, Ill. – (April 26, 2011) – National recording artist Rod Burton and his wife Kelly announced today that they have accepted the position of managers for the newly renovated Pat Boone Family Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Rod will serve as the theater’s General Manager and will be responsible for the overall operations as well as booking a variety of family-friendly talent for the theater. Kelly will be the Director of Marketing, overseeing marketing, promotions, and advertising for the theater and related businesses.

Rod & Kelly will be relocating their family, ministry, and the offices of YMR Music Productions, LLC (parent company of the award-winning Branson Gospel Music Revival) to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the next few weeks.

“We have been waiting in the wings since December as this new opportunity has unfolded before us,” Rod says. “Everything about it, from the nature of the theater and our positions there to the heart of the man who brought us on board seems ordained for this time. We are so grateful for an exciting new avenue that will allow us to continue and expand our work in ministry.”

Kelly adds, “After living in Chicagoland my entire life, I’d been preparing for our family to move to Nashville when this opportunity kind of fell from heaven into our laps. We are beyond thankful for the support of our family and friends as we make this exciting transition and look forward to what God has in store.”

The Pat Boone Family Theatre is slated for opening later this summer at Broadway at the Beach in the space formerly occupied by Nascar Cafe. The theatre will feature family-friendly entertainment as well as gospel music concerts, conferences, and special events.  The theater’s marquee act is world-class illusionist and 2011 Merlin Award winner Morgan Strebler (www.morganstrebler.com).

The newly renovated Pat Boone Theater is owned by Liquid Metal Productions (www.liquidmetalproductionsllc.com)

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For more information on Rod and Kelly and their big move to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, visit Rod’s home on the web at http://www.rodburtonmusic.com .

About Rod Burton
Rod Burton is one of Southern Gospel’s most popular soloists. Described by family and friends as an interesting cross between big city businessman and down-home country boy, Rod is winning over fans all across the country. His current single is the Sue Duffield penned “Son of Man’s Man.”


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Branson Gospel Music Revival Claims 2011 Pacesetter Award at Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards

Written by Scoops Staff on April 14, 2011 – 11:52 am -


BRANSON, Mo. – (April 14, 2011) – For the second consecutive year, the Branson Gospel Music Revival (formerly Convention) was honored as the 2011 Pacesetter Award at this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.

The Pacesetter Award honors individuals, companies, artists, events, and the like who raise the standard in the industry during the previous year. Past winners have included such names as the Crabb Family, Daywind Records, Booth Brothers, and artist manager Kathy Hannah. It is the most prestigious award handed out at the awards program, and after its second year as a major concert event in the Southern Gospel Community, the Branson Gospel Music Revival was honored again.

Branson Gospel Music Revival is owned, organized, and hosted by gospel singer Rod Burton and his wife Kelly, working as YMR Music Productions, LLC.

Rod said, “God gave us a vision for this event to make a difference in people’s lives. We’re so honored to have that recognized and supported.”

“The award is even more special to us this year,” mentioned Kelly. “I believe the gospel community is seeing what we’re about: elevating the gospel message above all. Celebrating gospel through song and changing people’s lives with its message is truly our sole purpose for the Branson Gospel Music Revival.”

During the couple’s acceptance speech, Kelly thanked the late Susan Unthank, who founded AbsolutelyGospel.com, for her legacy in the gospel music community. “Susan did not have the time or tolerance for competition,” Kelly said. “There are many fields to plow; we don’t need to fight over them. God has too much work for us to do.”

The Branson Gospel Music Revival was honored to be mentioned in the same category and stand alongside such names like SGN Scoops Digital (of which Kelly is the Editor-in-Chief), This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell, Ernie Haaase and Signature Sound, and Gaither Vocal band.

The Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Award nominees were chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) and select members of the Southern Gospel media and community. Voting was then open to fans to choose the winners.

The 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee to a standing room only crowd.

The Branson Gospel Music Revival is put on by YMR Music Productions, LLC.

The third annual Gospel Music Revival will take place Tuesday, June 28 – Friday, July 1 at the Tri-Lakes Center in Branson, MO.

Artists scheduled for the 2011 event include the HisSong, Dino, Freedom, Beyond the Ashes , The Greesons, Kenny Bishop, Ann Downing, Mike Allen, McMillan & Life, Sunday Edition, 2nd Generation, Rod Burton, Jay Stone Singers, Voices of Glory, Young Harmony, and many more! The Annual SGN Scoops Diamond Awards will also again take place during Branson GMR on the evening of Thursday, June 30.

More information about the Branson Gospel Music Revival can be found at http://www.bransongmr.com or by calling (615) 530-3726.

More information about YMR Music Productions, LLC. can be found at http://www.ymrmp.com or by calling (615) 530-3726.

About YMR Music Productions
YMR Music Productions, LLC. is a corporation formed initially for the exclusive purpose of organizing, promoting, and producing the Branson Gospel Music Revival.


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Audio Files: Rod Burton

Written by Scoops Staff on February 19, 2011 – 10:49 am -

SGN Scoops Exclusive:

Rob Patz talks to soloist Rod Burton about his latest music, the country-tinged classics and new tunes that have made The Difference in his life and in the lives of listeners. He also discusses his 5 dream lead singer gigs and stories from life on the road with a young family…

Click here or on the picture to listen.

For a preview of Rod’s duet with Russ Taff, “Water Grave,” click here.


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Invite: Ministers Quartet Benefit for Spoken 4

Written by Scoops Staff on January 26, 2011 – 8:52 am -

Spoken 4, of Branson, Missouri were part of a 45-car crash outside of Effingham, Illinois on their way home from ministering in Indiana last month. Two  members suffered injuries while the van and equipment trailer, plus a lot of their equipment, was lost in the crash. A near white-out caused the vehicle collision and caused Cecil and Jeremy to make visits to their respective physicians unexpectedly.

This  Saturday January 29th at IBN Saud Grotto, also known as The Booster Club of Kokomo, 150 S. Reed Road, Kokomo, IN., from 6:00 pm to approximately 9:00 pm.

Featured artists who are donating their time are: Sherri Roberts, Rick Moreland, Rod Burton, Family Ties Trio, Francie Bond, The Shannons, and The Master’s Own, as well as event co-hosts The Minister’s Quartet and the Sonshine Boys Quartet.

Admission to the event is free, but there will be an offering taken throughout the evening. There will be food and soft drinks available for purchase.

Contact Larry Pierce at 765-461-5722, Cassie Smith at 765-513-7381 or Ron Pence at 765-729-9345.


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Rod Burton Named Artist In Residence for Calvary Assembly of God In Flossmoor, Illinois

Written by Rhonda on November 24, 2010 – 3:15 pm -

HOMEWOOD, Ill. – (November 24, 2010) – National recording artist Rod Burton announced today that he and his family will be working as Artists in Residence for Calvary Assembly of God in Flossmoor, Illinois.  Under the leadership of Pastor Michael Le Buhn, Rod will be working and ministering under the cover of this local body. 

“We are honored to represent Calvary Assembly of God as we travel across the country with a message of grace. Pastor Michael has been and continues to be a source of encouragement and inspiration. The support of a local church body is essential to any evangelistic effort,” added Rod Burton.
 
As an Artist in Residence, Rod and his family will support the local church with their talents whenever they are in town and for special events throughout the year. While on the road, Rod will represent Calvary Assemblies in his ministry of the amazing grace of God.

“Calvary Assembly of God is excited to have Rod Burton and his family as a part of our church and their ministry as a part of our church.  From the day they arrived, Rod & Kelly have displayed a great willingness and sense of servant-hood.  They have truly demonstrated what it takes to be a part of a church, committing to the ministry and vision of that church and submersing into that ministry.  Not only are we delighted to have them as a part, it is a great honor to recommend Rod, his wife Kelly and their children Paige, Miranda and Kaity to your congregation,” added Pastor Michael Le Buhn.
 
Calvary Assembly of God is located in Flossmoor, Illinois and has a heart for outreach to the community and to people of all faith. Sharing a message of love and welcoming all people to know the saving grace of Jesus is the primary focus of this assembly. Pastor Le Buhn is a nationally known and well-respected leader in both the Assemblies of God and Church of God organizations. He and his wife Susan are in their third year at Calvary Assembly.

You can find out more about Calvary Assembly by visiting http://www.cagfl.org .

Rod just released his latest single to Southern Gospel and Christian Country radio this month. The song, “Son of Man’s Man,” hit DJs and radio programmer’s desks last week via Airplay Radio Promotion’s November 2010 disc.

“Son of Man’s Man” is the first radio release from Burton since 2009’s “Take a Stand” is also the debut single from Burton’s latest inspirational release The Difference.

Rod released his debut recording for New Hope Music Productions – The Difference – earlier this year.  The Difference was produced by Grammy-winning engineer Adrian Payne and co-produced by Rod’s longtime friend and talented session musician Jason Webb. This recording is the first release for the newly formed New Hope Music Productions – a recording company opened by Burton and Darrell Webb earlier this year.

The Difference is now available to purchase online or at live events.  For more information on the new recording, visit http://www.rodburtonmusic.com . Fans are encouraged to visit Rod’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RodBurtonMusic .

About Rod Burton
Rod Burton is one of Southern Gospel’s most popular soloists. Described by family and friends as an interesting cross between big city businessman and down-home country boy, Rod is winning over fans all across the country. His current single is the Sue Duffield penned “Son of Man’s Man.”


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Rod Burton’s “Son of Man’s Man” Hits Radio This Month!

Written by Rhonda on November 16, 2010 – 5:41 pm -

HOMEWOOD, Ill. – Rod Burton just released his latest single to Southern Gospel and Christian Country radio this month. The song, “Son of Man’s Man,” is set to hit DJs and radio programmer’s desks this week via Airplay Radio Promotion’s November 2010 disc.

“Son of Man’s Man” is the first radio release from Burton since 2009’s “Take a Stand” is also the debut single from Burton’s latest inspirational release The Difference.

Rod said, “I love this song so much. It was written by Sue Duffield and has a great message that as men we need to emulate the Father. We can be cool and have it all together, but the most important thing we can do is to be like Him.”

“Audiences love this song and see it as a challenge to not worry about the world image of a man, but instead focus on the God image of a man,” continued Rod.

Friends, family, and fans are encouraged to call your local radio station and request “Son of Man’s Man.”

Rod recently released his debut recording for New Hope Music Productions – The Difference.  The Difference was produced by Grammy-winning engineer Adrian Payne and co-produced by Rod’s longtime friend and talented session musician Jason Webb. This recording is the first release for the newly formed New Hope Music Productions – a recording company opened by Burton and Darrell Webb earlier this year.

The Difference is now available to purchase online or at live events.  For more information on the new recording, visit http://www.rodburtonmusic.com .

Fans are encouraged to visit Rod’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/rodburtonmusicinc.  Rod’s ShoutLife can be found at http://www.shoutlife.com/rodburtonmusic.

About Rod Burton
Rod Burton is one of Southern Gospel’s most popular soloists. Described by family and friends as an interesting cross between big city businessman and down-home country boy, Rod is winning over fans all across the country. His current single is the Singing News Top 80 hit “Take a Stand.”


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Rod & Kelly Burton Travel to Columbia with Compassion International

Written by Rhonda on October 7, 2010 – 12:26 pm -

Couple Meets Sponsor Child and Sees Ministry’s Work First Hand

HOMEWOOD, Ill. – Rod & Kelly Burton recently traveled to Bogota, Columbia to see the work of Compassion International first-hand. The couple, who together work in various aspects of Gospel music, partnered with Compassion International earlier this year.

The couple spent four days in the foreign country – visiting Compassion International projects and spending time with families who are directly affected by the child-advocacy organization. The Burtons saw the wholistic development it offers with spiritual, education, social, and nutritional opportunities. In addition, the couple was blessed to meet their own sponsor child – Jhordan (5 years old), as well as Kelly’s brother’s sponsor child – Anyi (7 years old).

Kelly Burton said, “We hugged, sang, and danced with the children. We were served by them and on one day, served them. We were overwhelmed by the hospitality of the country’s Compassion staff and the organized, efficient, and Christlike work they are doing for thousands of children in areas saturated with poverty and in some cases, crime.”

The Burtons share the work of Compassion International through their multiple areas of expertise in Gospel music – Rod’s music ministry, Kelly’s writing projects (SGN Scoops Digital), and Branson Gospel Music Revival, an annual event the couple organizes every year.

Kelly continued, “Being part of the work of Compassion and certainly traveling to Colombia has not just changed our life perspective – it has changed the focus of our ministry. I know we are blessed abundantly by living in America, but now we also believe with all our hearts that as Christians, it is our absolute responsibility to help rescue families from the curse of poverty – which often includes a hopelessness that we cannot begin to comprehend. It’s our job to show them the hope of Jesus!”

“After holding a Compassion child in my arms while singing ‘Jesus Loves Me,’ the words of that song are more real than ever,” mentioned Rod Burton. “Jesus loves us all, and those of us who already have that knowledge need to be His hands here on Earth. With Compassion, we are helping equip those in need to make the journey from hopelessness to blessed hope.”

Friends and family can read more about The Burtons’ experience in Columbia and with Compassion International by visiting Rod’s website at http://www.rodburtonmusic.com .

Fans are encouraged to visit Rod’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/rodburtonmusicinc.  Rod’s ShoutLife can be found at http://www.shoutlife.com/rodburtonmusic.

You can find out more about the other works of The Burtons by visiting http://www.bransongmr.com or http://www.sgnscoops.com .

About Rod Burton
Rod Burton is one of Southern Gospel’s favorite soloists. Described by family and friends as an interesting cross between big city businessman and down-home country boy, Rod is winning over fans all across the country. His current single is “Son of Man’s Man” from his critically acclaimed New Hope Productions release The Difference.


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Rod Burton Signs Booking Agreement With EHA- Nashville

Written by Rhonda on August 15, 2010 – 1:51 pm -

{Nashville, TN 8/3/10} Successful solo artist and YMR Productions owner, Rod Burton, has announced his booking agreement with EHA-Nashville. Burton co-owns the production company with his wife, Kelly Capriotti-Burton, that produces the Branson Gospel Music Convention. The convention has grown through its second year and rapidly filling up its 3rd Annual artist roster. Burton has continued to gain ground in his solo ministry with Singing News charting song, “Take a Stand,” and recently recorded a new project at Omni Studios on Music Row, with Jason Webb at the helm. Burton’s style appeals to a diverse crowd, bringing his many years of traditional Southern Gospel experience to the project and a fresh Christian Country flavor to his audience. Popular songwriter, Sue Duffield’s contribution, “Son of Man’s Man” and vocals contributed by Russ Taff and others add spice to Burton’s popular new project.

Burton says, “I’m excited to have Evie Hawkins, of EHA, working on new venues for my tour. We are looking forward to a great time in the Lord throughout the U.S.” Hawkins notes, “I have been a fan of Rod for quite awhile. It’s an honor to work with such a talented artist, and working for him in the past as his publicist for New Hope Music Productions was always a pleasure. I think Rod has put together a great team. He has excellent publicity through Southern Spin Entertainment and I’m so excited to be a part of his team. The wonderful reference I can personally give churches and promoters on Rod Burton is that he has not only been fair and honest in our business agreements, but has gone way over and above those agreements. I’m blessed to have been asked to help with Rod’s booking dates.”
For More info:
www.rodburtonmusic.com
Bookings:
EHA-Nashville
11 Music Circle South
Suite 106
Nashville, TN 37203
www.eviehawkinsagency.net
Rod Burton publicity:
http://www.southernspin.com/


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