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March 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 12, 2014 – 9:29 pm -

sgnscoops0314_smWe are excited to present the March Issue of SGNScoops Digital Magazine. On the the cover this month is Weston And Christy Hinson. Read how Weston and Christy are carrying on the legacy of the Hinson name as the continue the tradition of singing great gospel music. Also read the scoop on the solo ministry of Joseph Habedank and catch the latest on the ministry of David Timms. Mike Rogers of Brian Free and Assurance is featured in this month’s Younger Perspective, and don’t miss the latest from Jason Runnels. We have several special interest stories this month. Don’t miss a concert story on The Mark Trammel Quartet, Gospel on the Seas and Miss Whatcom County. Dr Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon and Jennifer Campbell share encouragement and Ms.Lou Hildreth shares her legendary stories. Music reviews plus news about the Ozark Gospel Music Convention, Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the Diamond Awards are all all found inside the beautiful March Edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Always digital, always free and always good. Please share with your friends, family and fans.

 


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Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Announces New Syndicated Radio Show

Written by SGN Scoops on January 6, 2014 – 3:07 pm -

Branson, Mo. (January 6, 2014) – Rob Patz is thrilled to announce a new addition to the Coastal Media Family. Beginning this month, Coastal Media Group will present SGN Scoops Radio, a weekly syndicated radio show Jonathan Edwards press photohosted by Jonathan Edwards. The show will contain many of the great features you’ve come to love in the magazine, including the best in today’s Southern, Country and Bluegrass music, artist news by SGN Scoops editor Rhonda Frye and a monthly Top 20 Countdown. SGN Scoops Radio updates will be presented on The SGN Scoops website, http://www.sgnscoops.com/.
SGN Scoops Radio host, Jonathan Edwards, has been working in radio since the age of 17 and is best known as the host of the popular Ozark Gospel Showcase show on KWFC, 89.1 FM in Springfield, Mo. “I am honored to be the host of SGN Scoops Radio as we try to bring the same quality to the on-air version of the SGN Scoops Magazine,” says Edwards, who is also a member of Faith’s Journey Trio. He also encourages Southern Gospel fans to call their local Gospel radio station to request SGN Scoops Radio syndicated program.
Rob Patz is excited about partnering with Edwards in this new show. “I have been friends with Jonathan for quite some time and I appreciate his heart for ministry and his knowledge of the industry,” says Patz. “He was awarded the Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting in the 2012 Diamond Awards and he has also had two nominations for the Singing News Fan Awards. Jonathan loves this music and listeners love the way he presents it on radio. We are happy to bring him back to radio in this SGN Scoops show. Be sure to tune in, you won’t be disappointed!”
 
The SGN Scoops Show is now being aired and interested stations should contact Jonathan Edwards directly at jonathan@sgnscoops.comThere will be a new show weekly so fans are encouraged to tune in regularly.

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Doyle Lawson Celebrates 2nd Annual Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 15, 2013 – 9:59 am -

PIGEON FORGE, TN (December 14, 2013) – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver celebrated the 2nd Annual Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day on Thursday evening at the Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The holiday was launched by social media guru and banjo player Lee Marcus in 2012 to raise awareness and appreciation of Bluegrass music.

In 2012, Doyle Lawson provided what Marcus called “rocket fuel” to the holiday’s inaugural year when Lawson sponsored a Favorite Song Promotion, which invited fans to name their favorite DLQ song. Lawson and his award-winning band Quicksilver, along with two red-clad North Pole types, joined in creating a fun video of the most requested song which was “Help Is On the Way.” The spot featured Lawson in a lively Christmas-flavored video, singing along side Santa and his elf, who bore a startling resemblance to Quicksilver members Josh Swift and Joe Dean. The video was shared throughout Bluegrass media, as well as via Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s website and Facebook page.

When Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day approached this year, Lawson again opened his song request lines, but this time Lawson asked for any song fans wanted to hear, regardless of whether he had recorded it. Favorites ranged from Tom T. Hall’s “I Love,” to the classic “Fox on the Run,” to a myriad of bluegrass gospel favorites.

Lawson chose an a cappella song originally requested by Teresa Breedlove of Maryville, Tennessee, after an overwhelming response to the song came flowing in after his Paramount Christmas concert.

The song Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performed at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center on December 12 in honor of Bluegrass Appreciation Day is “There Is A God.”

“We’re happy to do whatever we can in support of Bluegrass music,” said Lawson, “and to give back to the fans who make it all worthwhile.”


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The SGNScoops Magazine Southern Gospel Survey

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 18, 2013 – 11:08 am -

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November 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 13, 2013 – 9:38 pm -

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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Bluegrass Legend Doyle Lawson to Perform at 22nd Annual Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on October 17, 2013 – 1:52 pm -

DLQ formal group graphicPIGEON FORGE, TN (October 17, 2013)  – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver are honored to be nominated as Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year in the upcoming 22nd Annual Diamond Awards. The group will also perform at the event, which will be taped for a television special set to air later this year on Atlanta’s WATC Channel 57.

The 2013 Diamond Awards are sponsored by SGN Scoops Magazine, the vibrant all-digital source of Southern Gospel News, and will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

“My band and I look forward to performing at the Diamond Awards,” said Lawson, “and appreciate the honor of being nominated as Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year. We appreciate the beautiful job SGN Scoops does in spreading the good word about Southern Gospel Music, and we look forward to seeing everyone in Pigeon Forge at the Awards!”

Tickets for the event are being made available FREE of charge, but reservations are strongly encouraged:

http://creekside2013-new.eventbrite.com/

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are reigning ICM Vocal Group of the Year, seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year winners, and have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, and SPBGMA Award nominations. Lawson is also reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in September 2012 at the Ryman Auditorium.

“We’re delighted to have Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performing at this year’s Diamond Awards,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and Publisher of SGN Scoops Magazine. “Doyle Lawson’s gospel music is as legendary and beloved as his bluegrass, and we look forward to his band’s performance being a highlight of the 2013 Diamond Awards.”

The Creekside Gospel Music Convention runs from 5:30 pm on Monday, October 28 through 10:30 pm on Wednesday, October 30, and is all provided FREE of charge by SGN Scoops Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Rhonda Frye, and publisher Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group.  Highlights of the convention will feature Lou Hildreth honoring the legendary Ed O’Neal on Monday night, the Pauline Patterson Showcase is on Tuesday morning, the Diamond Awards are on Tuesday night and the  Old Time Gospel Sing is on Wednesday.

For more details on SGN Scoops Magazine and the Diamond Awards, please go: www.sgnscoops.com.
For daily news and photos of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please go to:   https://www.facebook.com/doylelawsonofficial


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September 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 16, 2013 – 10:39 pm -

We are kicking off the fall season with a sensational September edition of SGNScoops Magazine! We are excited to present the Talleys as this month’s cover story. Also in this issue we highlight the ministries of The Greesons, The Mark Trammell Quartet and Karen Peck and New River. This issue also offers details of the recent Song of a Lifetime Experience featuring Phil Cross, Mark Bishop, Gerald Crabb, Squire Parsons and Channing Eleton. Staff writer, Erin Stevens shares the “younger perspective” with Christian Booth and staff writer, Rick Kiser highlights Christian Country Music’s Billy Hale.Rhonda Frye re-caps the first Patterson Promotions Anniversary singing and Lynn Mills re-caps the Mark Trammell Quartet’s homecoming. Enjoy Lou Hildreth’s Life, Love and Legends column, a devotion from Dr.Jeff Steele and Christian Fitness tips with Laurette Willis. We Welcome Sherry Anne Lints to the staff this month. Check out her column “Reflections with Sherry Anne.” Get the latest on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and more in this edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Be sure to share the magazine with your friends, families and fans, We are always digital, always free and always good!


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SGNScoops Magazine Unveils New Reader-Friendly Format

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 15, 2013 – 12:08 pm -

sgnscoops0413_smSince 1996, SGNScoops has been a trusted source for Southern Gospel news and information. Founded by Dr. Allen Smith, the publication has seen a few changes over the years. SGNScoops Magazine was the first Southern Gospel print magazine to go to online-only publishing. Purchased by Coastal Media, owners of SGMRadio.com, SGNScoops Magazine was re-launched in 2009 with the goal of gaining more reader interaction and also with the intention of expanding readership.

Since 2009, SGNScoops has grown drastically in popularity and is now proud to unveil its newest design. Pete and Staci Schwager, graphic and layout designers of SGNScoops Magazine have collaborated with owner and publisher, Rob Patz in order to offer a “flip-page” reading method. The flip- page format is in addition to the regular PDF format the magazine is now known for.

“Carrying on the vision that Dr. Allen Smith created, I’m excited to release this new magazine format,” Rob Patz explains. “The flip-page is a quicker download and allows us to maintain our professional appearance that many have come to expect from SGNScoops Magazine. We are doing our best to keep up with the latest trends in emerging technology while maintaining a high level of professionalism.”

Editor in Chief, Rhonda Frye adds, “It is a pleasure to receive positive comments from artists, industry professionals and the general public. Over and over, we hear compliments about our beautiful design and our heart-felt stories. I’m thrilled that we are now offering SGNScoops Magazine in this new layout so that our readers can enjoy our monthly presentation in a much more reader -friendly format.”

Keeping up with the demands of society, SGNScoops Magazine is now a perfect fit for mobile devices and tablets such as iPhones, Kindles and iPads. The PDF file will still be available on sgnscoops.com for readers who prefer the scroll down method. The flip-page format is just another optional reading method that is now available from SGNScoops Magazine. Both formats are free.


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Pilgrims & Prodigals: Annie Moses Band

Written by SGN Scoops on March 14, 2013 – 10:17 am -

Perspectives on Roaming, Redemption, and the Next Generation from the Annie Moses Band

By Scott Rhoades

Published December 2012

SGNScoops Magazine

anniemoses As the blazing sun cast its blistering glow across the dry and dusty plantation fields of Texas, a young woman arched upwards to a kneeling position, rested on her knees, and lifted an arm to wipe away the beading drops of sweat streaming down her bronzed and tarnished face. The Great Depression was a difficult time for most and survival was the priority of the day. Work, when found, was cruel and ruthless. Life, if survived, was a tale of hardship and adversity. For Annie Moses, there was no exception. A hired field hand, she shaded her eyes with her arm and squinted as she stared across the vast cotton fields and watched as other workers moved wearily under the weight of the exhausting, afternoon heat. She bent her head down and coughed to clear her throat of the heavy, granular air, struggling to catch her next breath. Then she closed her eyes to rest. How could she go on like this? There was no progress. Life as a sharecropper was difficult and burdensome and the work nearly unbearable. But then her thoughts turned towards her children back in the old clapboard shack, especially her daughter Jane’s musical gift, in which she would sacrificially invest. Perhaps there was reason to go on. A flicker of hope kindled deep within her spirit and she opened her eyes, knelt over the next plant, and began to quietly hum the tune of a poor wayfaring pilgrim.

Decades later, on a black, rainy night in New York City, Annie Wolaver found herself sitting in a cab for the trip home. She wasn’t paying attention to the bustling busyness along the avenues or the stream of traffic that could make the journey longer than it should. Her mind was in a million places and she had a real dilemma on her hands. The proposition was risky at best. Should she continue pursuing a solo career in classical music or would she squander the years of dedication, hard work, and the musical legacy left to her through her parents, her grandmother Jane, and her great-grandmother and namesake, Annie Moses for a chance at something she had viewed as a “sideline gig” or something she and her family did “just for fun”? Annie reminisced about her past; the long hours she and her brothers and sisters had spent practicing and honing their skills and talents with their parents, at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Julliard. She thought about the times she and her family would perform together for family reunions or small events. Could they do something more? Could they successfully travel outside the boundaries of traditional classical music? Would it work? Could it work? Would they remain pilgrims or become prodigals? Read more »


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Gordon Mote: “Music, Family, Life!”

Written by SGN Scoops on March 7, 2013 – 10:38 am -

“Music, Family, Life”

Gordon Mote

By Jennifer Campbell

(published December 2012 SGNScoops Magazine)

GordonSitting on a piano bench at the young age of three years old, Gordon Mote began a journey that has literally taken him across the country and around the world.  For even as a young boy, God began preparing Gordon for a journey far greater than he ever imagined possible.  Now, he travels more than 150 dates per year and works on recording sessions for a wide array of Gospel and Country artists each week.  He has become one of the most sought-after recording studio session players in Nashville, receiving the Academy of Country Music Award for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011.  But through it all, Gordon keeps his eyes on the One who made it all possible: God.  He gives God the glory for his music, his family, and his life.

“I’m sure it was a big influence in me even knowing [Gospel] music because I’m sure Mama and Daddy didn’t listen to a whole lot of other at that time,” Gordon said.  “But I remember playing [piano] in church.  My first memories of playing piano were mostly gospel songs.  As I grew up, as a kid, I’d listen to all kinds of radio and I’d play anything I heard, if it was a television commercial, or a country song, or a pop song, or a gospel song.  But we grew up listening to Southern Gospel and as I got older, contemporary music.”

While Gordon has ventured into several genres of music throughout his career, there is still a special place in his heart for the music that started it all.  The timeless melodies and old familiar lyrics of the Gospel classics hold fond memories for Gordon.

“We had a radio station in our hometown, WGAD, in Gadsden,” Gordon stated, “and they had a Sunday morning program called Songs of Inspiration. That’s where we heard so many of the songs that my brother and I learned to sing.  That’s why the “Songs I Grew Up Singing” record I have out now is so important to me because it brings back a lot of great memories and it just proves that great lyrics and great songs can stand the test of time.  You put a new face on it and it’s like it’s brand new again.”

Gordon credits Bill Gaither for giving him the platform on which to begin his ministry.  He said his six years traveling with the Gaither Homecoming tour was a memorable journey, one that he cherishes to this day.  He still joins the tour on select dates whenever his schedule allows.

Speaking of the Gaither Homecoming Friends, Gordon said the best part of being at a taping for the Homecoming Video series is what people do not see on the videos.  He says that the Homecoming Friends are like a big family.  They share stories, tell jokes, and even argue a little bit.  But at the end of the day, they care for each other and love each other like one big happy family.

Gordon is part of the younger generation of Gospel Music artists, so I asked him what it was like to follow in the footsteps of so many of the Gospel Music legends.  His response was that it is “weird.”  He said people always come up to him at concerts, complimenting him and his ministry.  And he said they say things about him like he would say of many of the legends.  He humbly said that it seems odd at times that people will pay for a ticket just to come see him.  But he said he enjoys talking to people and meeting new people, which is why he said his autograph line usually moves a bit slower than others nearby.  Surely, this is a trait of someone who truly loves what they do and appreciates the people who come to hear him perform. Read more »


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