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Full Steam Ahead for the Mark Trammell Quartet

Written by Staff on January 15, 2017 – 3:02 pm -

 

Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell is a legendary figure in this field and has one of the most recognizable baritone voices with a clear and smooth tone. Trammell, an artist many consider one of the greatest quartet men of his time, has graced the Southern Gospel stage for over forty years as of 2016 and shows no sign of slowing down.

Trammell has sung with many great groups including: The Senators, The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision, Gold City, and now his own group, Mark Trammell Quartet. After leaving Gold City in 2002, Trammell decided to form his own group, The Mark Trammell Trio.

Trammell’s son Nick has a unique perspective of the early days of the group. “I could write a book on the formation of this ministry from my perspective,” Nick explains. “To keep it short, every single detail that needed to be in place, every door that needed to be opened, and every sign that needed to be given, Mark Trammell Quartettook place with only the willingness of my father to take the step of faith away from what was comfortable, into what he felt like God was calling him to do.

“I can remember standing in our driveway the week after he left Gold City. He said look around you and remember this moment. There was literally nothing there to start a group with. No other singers, no sound system, no mode of transportation, not even a microphone. Within three months, most of that was provided with little more than prayer and patience. I still to this day stand in the driveway and look around every once in a while to remind myself of what we have seen God orchestrate.” 

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January 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 5, 2017 – 9:05 am -

Ja2017 SGNScoops Magazine

January 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy New Year! To celebrate the beginning of a brand new year, we bring you a cover story on a family who is on the brink of new things in Gospel music.  The Hyssongs are seeing their music climb the charts more than ever and SGNScoops Magazine want to celebrate with them by sharing their story with you.

We hope you enjoy the indepth look into the life of Amber Nelon Thompson as well as Dustin Doyle,  Miles Pike and the incomparable Lily Isaacs. So many more stories and features are included this month — we know you will love it!
Special thanks to the USAGEM for acknowledging Rob Patz and SGNScoops in the Media category for the 2016 awards.
We hope all of you appreciate our magazine.  We’d love to hear from you at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
Happy new year and may God richly bless you in 2017!
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Dusty Wells asks questions

Written by Staff on November 18, 2016 – 11:26 am -

Dusty Wells

Dusty Wells

By Dusty Wells

Do you ever wonder and question God and His timing? Do you ever sit and ponder and ask God those tough “But why, God?” questions? Or do you just simply look at all that is happening and taking place in your life, or those around you and say, “Why? Why me? Why them? And what now?”

Oh my dear friends, I am fairly certain every one of us has had those moments and times of questioning Him in all that we have to walk through. I know for a fact I have asked those questions even earlier this morning for my own life and all that is taking place around me. I assure you there is nothing wrong with the questions and with us questioning our amazing Daddy God. He has most likely already heard them all. The scripture has already assured us, “He knows the end from the beginning,” “His ways are perfect,” “Everything has a purpose and a season,” and of course the hardest part of what He has to say with all of the questioning will be,“In His time.” But if you are like me, the questions still persist and always come, no matter what.

I really have to admit I have no patience; I mean ZERO patience and I would most likely argue with many of you that I have more questions of “why” than you do. I really do…and if you could hear me walking and praying daily, you would most likely see that first hand.

But in the midst of all of the questioning, searching and seeking of answers and striving to find solutions for all that is taking place, here is what I have found to be so true. It’s fairly simple, and I have no earthly idea of how I truly came to the place of where I stand strong on what His truth declares for me, but it’s this: He is faithful, He is good, He is a constant friend, He will never leave me nor forsake me, and He will never put on me what I cannot handle.

Dusty Wells family

Dusty Wells family

That’s it. It’s really nothing deep or super spiritual. Maybe it’s me getting older and learning to at least strive to trust more, or else it is me choosing to look back at every place and stage of my life and see how even amid all of the dark lonely valleys of questioning, He was always right there beside me and He has always been right on time. I assure you if you stop and take a long look at your own life, you will find it to be the same. He will not leave us. He will not forsake us. He will be with us always and He does have the perfect answer to every question we have.

Oh, for some of those questions, His answers will not be what we would choose and for some of them, we may not get the answers until we stand before Him, and you know what? That’s ok. He has it all in control and He has every answer that we need. It’s plain and simple and when we truly decide to embrace that and at least try to grasp it, it will help take us to a more peaceful place on the journey.

Yes, I will still have questions, lots of them. But I know that I know that I know…He has the answers.

You are loved my friends and He has the answers for you as well. In His time.

By Dusty Wells.

First Published by SGNScoops Magazine in November 2015.

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November 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 16, 2016 – 10:20 am -

November 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

November 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy Thanksgiving! SGNScoops Magazine  would like to wish you and your family a wonderful season of celebration and thankfulness. We hope you take a moment to sit down with your pumpkin spice latte and enjoy this month’s offerings.

Cover feature this month is Gold City Quartet, who were also one of the featured groups at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2016. This Quartet has found the right combination of voices and personnel to ensure their golden status. We hope you enjoy this in-depth update.

We also have several other groups gracing our pages, including The Sneed Family, The Mark Trammell Quartet, the Sharps Quartet, the Saving Grace Trio, and the Florida Boys. You will also find stories on Lauren Harris of the Kingdom Heirs, Trey Ivey of Legacy Five, Danny Sinacori, and the Southern Gospel Promoters Association.

All this plus our usual monthly contributors, radio release countdowns, event updates and more. Selena Day, David Staton, Nathan Kistler, Dusty Wells bring us words from their hearts.

We would like to take this time to thank all of our writers who contribute so much of their time and effort every month, our creative/design team, our proofreader, and our sales/social media team. All of these people spend so much of their spare time working with artists and using their talents to keep SGNScoops vibrant and growing, in its eighth year of publication.

We give our greatest thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without Whom we wouldn’t exist.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 9, 2016 – 4:41 am -

November 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

November 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy Thanksgiving! SGNScoops Magazine  would like to wish you and your family a wonderful season of celebration and thankfulness. We hope you take a moment to sit down with your pumpkin spice latte and enjoy this month’s offerings.

Cover feature this month is Gold City Quartet, who were also one of the featured groups at Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2016. This Quartet has found the right combination of voices and personnel to ensure their golden status. We hope you enjoy this in-depth update.

We also have several other groups gracing our pages, including The Sneed Family, The Mark Trammell Quartet, the Sharps Quartet, the Saving Grace Trio, and the Florida Boys. You will also find stories on Lauren Harris of the Kingdom Heirs, Trey Ivey of Legacy Five, Danny Sinacori, and the Southern Gospel Promoters Association.

All this plus our usual monthly contributors, radio release countdowns, event updates and more. Selena Day, David Staton, Nathan Kistler, Dusty Wells bring us words from their hearts.

We would like to take this time to thank all of our writers who contribute so much of their time and effort every month, our creative/design team, our proofreader, and our sales/social media team. All of these people spend so much of their spare time working with artists and using their talents to keep SGNScoops vibrant and growing, in its eighth year of publication.

We give our greatest thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without Whom we wouldn’t exist.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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October 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 9, 2016 – 9:52 am -

October 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

October 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy October!  This month we welcome Fall and the LeFevres on the cover of SGNScoops Magazine. We know you will enjoy this inside look at Mike and his team.

Be sure to catch all latest insight into Olivia Collingsworth,  Kristen Bearfield of HighRoad, the Old Time Preachers Quartet and the new season of Harmony Road TV.

Enjoy the look back at Wally Fowler and the look at the future with a view in concert of Cana’s Voice, the Talleys, Jason Crabb and Mark Bishop.

All this along with your favorite columnists Dusty Wells, Selena Day, and Nathan Kistler; the DJ Spotlight and event updates. Don’t miss the Publisher’s Point and the Editor’s Last Word and everything inbetween!

Enjoy the changing seasons and the latest edition of SGNScoops Magazine. If you have any questions or comments please write me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.


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July 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 7, 2016 – 10:48 am -

2016 SGNScoops Magazine

2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Welcome to the July edition of SGNScoops Magazine!  The weather is sizzling and so is this issue! Beginning with the cover story on the Martins, who are hotter than ever on the music scene, our featured artists have stories that will stir the embers of your faith.

Read about the miracle experienced by Thomas Nalley of Gold City, the legendary career of Ed Hill and the rise of the new Dove Brothers. Doug Anderson ‘ s career is also smoking these days with his new solo release and that of Cana’s Voice.  So much more plus encouragement from our devotional writers, radio charts, event updates and CD reviews.

Don’t sweat the summer heat…pick up that cold drink and embrace the refreshment for the spirit found in this issue of SGN Scoops! Print it here or read it here, and tell a friend. SGNScoops Magazine was made for summertime!

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April 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 9, 2016 – 11:39 am -

April 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

April 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s Spring and SGNScoops Magazine has a brand new magazine for you this month! We highlight the fresh sounds of the young family group, The Erwins, as well as popular artists The Collingsworth Family, Jordan Wilburn, Jeff Stice, Squire Parsons,The Lore Family, The Wisecarvers, Crosby Lane, The Carolina Boys and Jerry Pilgrim of Master’s Voice.

We invite you to join Dusty Wells in remembering Buck Rambo. Get into Southern Gospel technology with Lynn Mills. Be sure to catch all the features by this month’s writers Bethany Cook, Erin Stevens, Jaquita Lindsey, Jennifer Campbell, Justin Gilmore, Matt Baker, Paige Givens, Robert York, Timmy Williamson, Tina Wakefield, Vonda Easley and Charlie Griffin.
Can You Handle The Truth? Be sure to catch this monthly column by David Staton, as well as the regular blogs by Laurette Willis, Selena Day, Kelly Nelon Clark, and Roger Barkley Jr.
All this plus the Top 100, the Christian Country Top 40, music festival updates and so much more. Be sure to read every page! We want to uplift, encourage and inspire you. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. Lorraine@sgnscoops.com
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February 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 8, 2016 – 7:40 pm -

February 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

February 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy February and welcome to this issue of SGNScoops Magazine! We hope you have time to sit down with a warm mug and read everything we have prepared for you. Legacy Five are our cover artists, featured by Justin Gilmore. After more than 15 years, they still have a fresh sound and a fresh story to tell.
Don’t miss the tribute to Joe Moscheo, the stories on Mark Lanier, Shellem Cline, Kelly Coberly, Trevor Conkle, Lineage of David, and the ICGMA. We have updates on Christian music festivals Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Southern Gospel Weekend and Christian Country Expo. Justin McLeod plays word association with members of Promisedland Quartet.
New articles from David Staton, Jennifer Campbell, Laurette Willis, Vonda Easley, Dusty Wells, Kelly Nelon Clark, Roger Barkley Jr., and Selena Day will encourage you.
Most of all we hope this magazine will warm you up this winter with the warmth of the love of God. Read, enjoy and share this magazine with all your friends. And don’t forget to vote in the Diamond Awards!

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January 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 9, 2016 – 10:29 pm -

January 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

January 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy New Year! I hope you are having a good January and looking with expectation at a bright and shiny new season of life. Winter has actually started here in Southern Ontario, but we are keeping warm with our coffee and the new edition of SGNScoops Magazine! Join us in discovering the latest in Southern Gospel and Christian Country news and artists. Find out about The Williamsons, our cover story, a group that had their first number one song last fall. Read all about The Talleys, Tim Lovelace and John Bowman who have both released new music.

We say goodbye to LaBreeska Hemphill and the Old Paths, hello to a new Fan Retreat with Brian Free and Assurance, and offer a warm welcome to The Stamps’ Tony Goforth, Back Home and Kennedy Hayes of The Hayes Family. So much more you might need a second cup of coffee!

We welcome new writer Justin McLeod and say goodbye to regular authors Jeff Steele, Lou Wills Hildreth and Sherry Anne. You just might see them from time to time within our pages. Robert York will be with us on a more regular basis along with all of our usual wonderful writers!

Something else that is new! We begin our monthly SGN Scoops newspaper. Find out more on our website!

Thanks for reading our magazine so faithfully. As always, it is available for download here.

We thank the Lord for guiding us through another year and pray that He blesses the work of our hands as well as you, our readers, and all of the artists we feature. If you have any comments about SGN Scoops, please write to lorraine@sgnscoops.com …I look forward to hearing from you this year! Happy 2016!

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