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Goodman Revival: A Happy Surprise

Written by Staff on August 11, 2015 – 11:12 am -

Goodman Revival

Goodman Revival

 

The name Goodman is synonymous with Southern Gospel Music. This legendary group will forever be remembered for their timeless classics, such as, “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now” and “Who Am I.”  While Howard, Vestal, Rusty, and Sam are now singing on Heaven’s shores, another generation of Goodmans has stepped up to continue the family’s musical legacy. Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes, and Johnny Minick are singing songs in the key of happy. What was thought to be a one-time special performance at Johnny’s church, River of Life Assembly of God Church, in Smyrna, Tennessee, has now blossomed into a new ministry. Goodman Revival seeks to not only maintain the uniqueness of the Happy Goodman Family musical style, but to also preserve the purpose of ministry: to share the love of Jesus Christ every time God opens the door.

Tanya Goodman Sykes

Tanya Goodman Sykes

Sometimes, it is evident that God works in mysterious ways. Tanya says the formation of this new ministry was a complete surprise, yet a tremendous blessing. She discussed their decision to move back to Tennessee: “When we first moved back here, we were staying with Johnny and Sherry while we were looking for a house. One Sunday, I sang, ‘Who Am I?’  Just different things, and Johnny would play, and he and Michael would sing harmonies. Then one Sunday, we decided to sing, ‘Until You’ve Known the Love of God.’  We worked it up on Saturday night and we did it on Sunday. At that time, they were posting the services online and putting stuff on YouTube. I saw it on YouTube and it had like 10 or 15,000 hits. We were just shocked. A few months went by and a promoter called us. He said, ‘I want to know about how I can get Johnny, Tanya, and Michael to come and sing.’ We said, ‘We don’t have a group.’”

According to Tanya, the promoter wanted to schedule the group for a reminiscing night of Gospel Music, featuring Tanya, Johnny, and Michael, along with the Rambos and Hinsons. Tanya said they decided it would be fun, but they had to learn more songs to sing, since they had only prepared a couple for church. She said someone got very excited about their limited performances and gave them the money to make a record.  Soon the Gaithers wanted them to do a video and as they say, they rest is history. That’s how Goodman Revival was born.

Goodman Revival has, of course, a strong musical influence from the original Happy Goodman Family.  As the daughter of Rusty Goodman, Tanya shares her father’s heart for ministry. So do Johnny and Michael.  Tanya added, “My dad was a stickler for a good song. A lyric was really important to him and it was also really important that the melody marry that lyric and really represent what that lyric was about, so we all are very picky about songs. One of the things that Michael, Johnny, and I learned by example from my family is that you just need to use the gift that God put in you.” Read more »


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How Can We Help You?

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 5, 2015 – 12:59 pm -

How Can  We Help You?

How Can We Help You?

How Can We Help You?

We at SGNScoops would love to talk to you about ways to expand your ministry or organization. Check out the video and call Vonda for this special offer 256 310 7892


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August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 4, 2015 – 9:03 pm -

August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

We are happy to present the August edition of SGNScoops Magazine! Our cover story features Canton Junction, a terrific group that has undergone many changes in the last year and now has a new CD, a sound that still excites and uplifts, and a spirit that remains steadfast. Enjoy their continuing journey in a story written by Craig Harris.

In this edition you will also learn more about Kaila Wisecarver, Mercy’s Bridge and songwriter Mark Mathes. Reacquaint yourself with The Anchormen, The Kingdom Heirs, The Williamsons and Mark Bishop. Enjoy photographs from the Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest and find out all about the artists and their Puppy Love.
All this as well as the DJ Spotlight, CD Reviews, Christian Fitness, and our favourite artists’ columns.
If you are new to SGNScoops, we invite you to enter our world and read the works of Erin Stevens, Jaquita Lindsey, Justin Gilmore, Marcie Gray, Paige Givens, Robert York, Sheri LaFontaine, Vivian Belknap, Lynn Mills, Lou Hildreth, Randall Hamm, Vonda Easley, Dusty Wells, Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark, Sherry Anne, David Staton and many more. From our creative people to our proofreader to our publisher, we are giving our best so you can read about the best in Gospel music.
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July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 6, 2015 – 8:39 pm -

July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Grab your lemonade and find a good spot in the shade, it’s time for the July edition of SGNScoops Magazine! We are so happy that you have taken time to see what we are all about. Our cover story is all about Tribute Quartet, a group that has been winning awards and singing to audiences across the country for some time. We welcome them for the first time on the cover of SGNScoops, and we know you will enjoy the story written by Matt Baker. Other artists featured include the one and only Gold City Quartet, legendary male vocalist Ronnie Hinson, Squire Parson’s son Sam Parsons, and the Freedom singers who literally escaped to freedom from a land of bondage. Sarah Davison of HighRoad III also joins us.

There is a photo-montage by Craig Harris of a recent concert in Christ Church of Nashville with a few artists you will recognize.
Please take a moment to read the thoughts of David Staton, Lou Hildreth, Dusty Wells, Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark, Laurette Willis and Sherry Anne. Meet DJ Sean Vaughn, read our new CD reviewer, Randall Hamm, and discover what lies ‘Beyond the Sunset.’
All this, plus the SGN Scoops Top 100, the update on Creekside Gospel Music Convention and more!
We put all this together in one package that we hope entertains, encourages and enlightens you. May you read and be strengthened in your faith today! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments: lorraine@sgnscoops.com
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SGNScoops Will Be Celebrating Our 6th Anniversary

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 24, 2015 – 7:54 am -

SGNScoops Will Be Celebrating Our 6th Anniversary

SGNScoops Will Be Celebrating Our 6th Anniversary

SGNScoops is celebrating and wants you to join the party! Since our first edition online in September 2009, we have aimed to articulate your stories to our readers with positive and honest expression. We hope you have appreciated SGNScoops and are as excited as we are about this milestone. If you wish to contribute your congratulations to our special anniversary edition, for only $50 we will print your message along with your group photograph and a link to your website.

Let us know soon if you wish to join in our sixth anniversary party!
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June 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 5, 2015 – 10:26 am -

June 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Summer is finally here! Happy June and welcome to another edition of SGNScoops Magazine. We start off with a bang by featuring 11th Hour on our cover. This trio is on the charts and on the lips of Gospel music fans. You will enjoy getting to know them in this article by Marcie Gray!

We are also thrilled to feature both old and new musical guests The Kingsmen, Goodman Revival and Adam’s Call. We welcome Jeff Hawes to the Younger Perspective by Erin Stevens. Father’s Day is highlighted by articles featuring Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II as well as a devotional by Jennifer Campbell. Our writers are all terrific so don’t miss the features by Vonda Easley, Jaquita Lindsey, Paige Givens, Tina Wakefield and Vivian Belknap.
Thanks to all of our creative columnists, including Jeff Steele, Dusty Wells, Kelly Nelon Clark, Sherry Anne, Laurette Willis and Lou Hildreth. Justin Glimore and Cyndi Lavonne review new music by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. SGN Scoops Top 100, Creekside Update, so much more to see and read!
Have a great summer. Take time to relax and read the June issue of SGN Scoops. Thank you for your support and appreciation! Write us today at sgnscoops@gmail.com or send a note to our editor at lorraine@sgnscoops.com. Let the Son-shine of Jesus light your summer this year!
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April 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 3, 2015 – 11:07 am -

April 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

April 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy Easter! Christ is risen…He is risen indeed! We hope that you will join us in remembering and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus this month in SGNScoops Magazine. Several of our writers delve into what this season means for us as believers. I trust that you will read about the love, grace and eternal life of our Savior on every page.

Our cover artists this month are Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman, known collectively as Greater Vision. Matt Baker goes a little deeper into the hearts and minds of this award-winning trio. Other new writers whose names you might not know but whose writing you will enjoy include Bethany Cook who introduces us to Adoration Quartet, and Jaquita Lindsay who highlights The Stephens.
Enjoy discovering more about Kris Erwin, the Diplomats, Marty Raybon, the Browders, and DJ Skip Taylor. Candi Combs takes us to the Greenbriar Quartet event and Lynn Mills goes sailing on the Singing At Sea cruise. Vonda Easley, Erin Stevens, Jennifer Campbell and Paige Givens have written from their hearts this month to bring you the latest on your favorite artists.
If you are a Gospel music collector, you’ve said, “I NEED IT!” more than once, and Dean Adkins introduces us to several avid collectors.
Lou Hildreth, David Staton, Laurette Willis, Jeff Steele, Dusty Wells, Kelly Nelon Clark, Jonathan Edwards, Sherry Anne and Ed Smith round out our magazine this month and we hope you enjoy their words as much as we do.
Thanks for taking time to read SGN Scoops April 2015 edition. Please share it with your friends and family and everyone you know. Let us know if there is someone you’d like to read the scoop about! Write to me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com
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February 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 5, 2015 – 7:06 pm -

February 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

February 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s February and time to grab your coffee, snuggle up by the fire and read all the great stories in this edition of SGNScoops Magazine. We know we have enough captivating features to keep you reading until you are warm and toasty!

Our cover feature celebrates the life of Lari Goss. If you didn’t know the extent of Goss’ accomplishments, I know that this feature by Jennifer Campbell will enlighten you. If you knew and loved this gentleman, we hope that we have done his life justice.
Some of the other artists and Gospel music notables highlighted this month include Matt Felts and the Lesters, Austin Whisnant, the Revelation Trio, the Hall Sisters, Higher Hope and Les Butler. Our feature writers have done a wonderful job! I hope you will find these great folks on Facebook and show them some love (but not in a creepy way!)…
I had a good interview with Wilburn and Wilburn and talked with them about their music and their family lives. We talked about love and relationships, in honor of Valentine’s Day. You will also find interesting features from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church and from Lynn Mills our Event Planner. Dean Adkins highlights Church Quartets. Visiting with us in our Pastors Corner is Ed Smith, with a great article on the purpose of music in the life of a Christian.
The Southern Gospel DJ’s play such a large part in our music, that we are happy to salute a new one every month. Vonda Easley shines the spotlight on ReJeana Leeth, who has a great story that you need to read.
Thanks to all of you who read SGN Scoops and pass it along to others. The best way to let us know you like us is to share this issue with five of your social media friends. You can download the February SGN Scoops
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Williamsons Score #2 Spot For February In SGNScoops Top 100

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 2, 2015 – 11:42 am -

Williamsons

Williamsons

I am completely overwhelmed at the response we are getting to our song, “It Was The Word.” We are so excited to have our very first top 20 song in the Singing News, and to see it climb to number two in the SGN Scoops Top 100 chart is just awesome! I really think listeners and deejays love to be reminded of what it was that brought all of us to our knees. It takes the Word of God and the sweet conviction of the Holy Spirit to change a life and that’s exactly what this song talks about! Lisa Williamson Of The Williamsons

“I knew, as I produced the new album for the Williamsons that they were about to enter a new season.  Their heart for ministry, well, that was a strong as ever, but I knew that the whole world would soon be as aware that The Williamsons are the COMPLETE package; amazing hearts, awesome talent, real servants, and, they’d also find out that LISA is a singing and songwriting machine! I am so HAPPY for them and their #2!!!! Very deserved!” Donna King

 

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SGNScoops Top 100

SGNScoops Top 100

 


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2015 Diamond Awards Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 18, 2015 – 10:16 pm -

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

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The 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are open on the SGN Scoops website. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

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