Trinity Broadcasting Network Hosts SGMG Harmony Honors January 29th at Trinity Music City in Nashville, TN.Written by SGN Scoops on January 26, 2013 – 6:24 am -
All-Star Lineup Features Jason Crabb, Wynonna Judd, Greater Vision, Kingdom Heirs, Nelons, Booth Brothers and More!
NASHVILLE (January 25, 2013) — Some of the top names in Gospel Music will take the stage January 29 in Nashville at Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Trinity Music City, as Grammy Award-winning Christian music artist Jason Crabb hosts a special live TBN taping of the 2013 SGMG Harmony Honors.
Sponsored by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMG), the annual SGMG Harmony Honors celebrates the best and brightest singers, songwriters, quartets, and groups in this unique American musical genre that has comforted, inspired, and entertained generations of fans.
This year the Harmony Honors recognize gospel songwriters Mosie Lister, Squire Parsons, Ronny Hinson, Rodney Griffin, Phil Cross, and Dianne Wilkinson. SGMG president Judy Nelon noted that many of the songs penned by these writers are now considered classics, and have been recorded and performed by scores of artists in gospel, country, and other genres of music. “It is a privilege to be able to honor this elite group of gospel music’s legacy songwriters,” she said. “Their work continues to inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds.”
This special edition of TBN’s signature “Praise the Lord” show will feature performances from a number of popular artists, including the Booth Brothers, the Bowling Family, Gold City, Greater Vision, Jeff & Sheri Easter, the Kingdom Heirs, LeFevre Quartet, the Nelons, Three Bridges, Tribute Quartet and Palmetto State Quartet featuring Grammy Award-winning country music great Wynonna Judd.
“I am honored to host the 2013 SGMG Harmony Honors and to be a part in recognizing these amazing songwriters,” said Jason Crabb, a regular TBN “Praise the Lord” host. “I cut my teeth on their songs, and their work has been a big part of my own musical heritage.”
TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch noted that Gospel Music has been a regular part of TBN’s history over the past 40 years. “We’ve welcomed many Gospel greats over the years,” he said. “The rich harmonies and inspirational message of this sacred music have been a blessing to generations of TBN viewers. We’re honored once again to host the SGMG Harmony Honors.”
Admission to the January 29th live TBN taping of the Harmony Honors at Nashville’s Trinity Music City is free to the public, with 1,500 seats available. Doors open at 6 p.m. (Central Time) and the program begins at 7 p.m.
For more information and directions visit www.trinitymusiccity.com
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St. Catharines, Ontario (November 28, 2012) – The Torchmen Quartet from St. Catharines, Ontario were please to accept the 2012 Covenant Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year at the recent Gospel Music Association Canada event held in Burlington, Ontario. The nominated recording, Step Up, was arranged by Roger Talley and features songwriters Rodney Griffin, Jim Brady, Dave Randall and Richard Ash.
The Southern Ontario male quartet were also nominated for Southern Gospel Song of the Year for their song, “We Sing About A Saviour”, written by former member Dave Randall.
”Even though we do what we do to serve the Lord and touch people for Him with our music and words, it is appreciated to be recognized for all the time and work we put in to produce a product,” said Mike Moran, The Torchmen’s manager and baritone singer. “We just pray the Lord will continue to use our products to lift up His name. I wish I had the space to tell you some of the letters and comments we have received over the years from people that the Lord has blessed through our music. We are grateful for the privilege of singing for Him.”
The Gospel Music Association of Canada partnered with Crossroads Television System (CTS) for GMA Canada Week 2012 and the 34th Annual Covenant Awards held at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington and broadcast later on CTS. GMA Canada Week ran from November 4 through 7, 2012, featuring concerts, workshops, showcases and the Covenant Awards. More information on GMA Canada can be found at http://www.gmacanada.ca/ .
The Torchmen Quartet have been singing for over 40 years, becoming Canada’s premier Southern Gospel Quartet and raveling across North America. The Grammy-nominated Torchmen Quartet have been recipients of numerous awards, including the 2010 Covenant Award for Southern Gospel Song Of The Year and the 2007 Southern Gospel Album Of The Year. Current group members include Mike Moran, Jon Hisey, Sandy McGregor and Jeff Tritton. More information on The Torchmen Quartet can be found at http://www.torchqt.com/ .
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The Dixie Melody Boys have a rich history of hit songs and legendary members. The group has honored that by launching an online Dixie Melody Boys Hall of Fame. The web based site has profiles of each of the inductees in the Hall of Fame such as Rodney Griffin, McCray Dove and Ed O’Neal. It also has a gallery of Dixie Melody Boys albums, memorabilia and vintage group photos. Fans can also watch classic and rare videos. The site will be updated frequently with new pictures, videos and future inductees. You can visit the online Museum through the group’s website at www.diximelodyboys.com
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Hendersonville, TN (Sept. 29, 2010) –The Singing News held its annual Fan Awards, along with inductions to the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame, on Wednesday at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. Daywind artists took home eight of the awards presented, with the Booth Brothers garnering six of the awards.
Recipients included the Booth Brothers’ Ronnie Booth for Male Vocalist and Favorite Lead, Michael Booth for Favorite Tenor, and Jim Brady for Favorite Baritone. The Booth Brothers were also awarded Favorite Trio, as well as Favorite Artist. Libbi Stuffle (Perrys) received recognition as Favorite Alto of the Year while Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision) was once again named Songwriter of the Year for the 13th consecutive year.
“We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with such a talented and committed group of artists,” shares Norman Holland, Vice President and Director of A&R at Daywind. “These artists give of themselves each and every week to share the Gospel, and we at Daywind are thrilled to know that fans also recognize the quality and commitment of these men and women.”
The Singing News Fan Awards are voted upon each year by subscribers of the Singing News magazine. The awards celebrated their second year at Dollywood, in conjunction with the SGMA inductions, after previously being held at Freedom Hall during the National Quartet Convention. For more information on the Singing News, visit www.singingnews.com. For more information on the Southern Gospel Music Association, visit www.sgma.org.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. For more information on Daywind Records and their award-winning family of artists, visit www.daywindrecords.com.
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Hendersonville, TN (April 11, 2011) – Daywind Music Group was well-represented last Monday night at the 2011 BMI Christian Award Ceremony, which honored the year’s most–played songs, writers, and publishers. Greater Vision baritone and accomplished songwriter, Rodney Griffin, was recognized as Songwriter of the Year, along with tobyMac and Bo Rinehart. Two of his songs, “It Pays To Pray,” performed by Greater Vision, and “He Locked The Gates,” by the Kingdom Heirs, were named among the top songs in Christian music for 2011. Also recognized was the Booth Brothers’, “Stuff Of Life,” written by Jim Brady, as well as the first song Daywind writer Marty Funderburk wrote for BMI, the Talley Trio’s, “Life Goes On.” Triumphant Quartet also performed the award winning song, written by Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey, “When The Trumpet Sounds,” off their Daywind Records project, Everyday.
Rick Shelton, Director of Publishing at Daywind Music, shares, “We are grateful for BMI’s continued support of Gospel Music. It was an exciting event to witness Marty Funderburk receive his first BMI award. We are thrilled for him, Rodney and Jim. Their God-given talent is a blessing to all who are touched by their music.”
The awards recognized songs in five different categories of Christian music: Southern Gospel, Christian Rock, Contemporary Christian, Inspirational, and Urban Gospel, in addition to awards for the overall Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year.
Daywind Music Group is based in Hendersonville, TN and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution. Daywind is home to such great artists as Karen Peck & New River and Sisters, and writers such as Kyla Rowland and Scott Inman, among others. For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com. For more information about Daywind Music Publishing, contact Rick Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(Bessemer City, NC) Son Sound Studios announces a new recording agreement with New Grace Quartet of Trinity, NC. New Grace is a new Southern Gospel ministry featuring Curtis Small-Bass, Allen Mays-Tenor, Steven Dixon-Lead, Billy Ayers-Baritone and Jacob Wood-Baritone. The quintet has been ministering in churches throughout North Carolina over the past year. Staff producers began recording tracks back in September which featured a brand new original song penned by none other than Rodney Griffin. The guys completed vocals mid November with producer, Scott Whitener, former lead singer for the legendary Singing Americans. Son Sound and New Grace are excited about the debut, yet to be titled project that will be released the beginning of 2011. You can find out more information about New Grace Quartet and the anticipated release date by going to www.newgracequartet.com. For more information of Son Sound Studios and all their recording services visit www.sonsoundstudios.com
Pictured Left to Right: Allen Ayers, Steven Dixon, Billy Ayers, Jacob Wood, Curtis Small and Scott Whitener.
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