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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org …I look forward to hearing from you this year! Happy 2016!
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Welcome to the November issue of SGNScoops Magazine! It’s a huge month for us as we get together for Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge and host the 2015 Diamond Awards. If you can’t be with us in person, celebrate the month with us as we get to know Country superstar Larry Gatlin in a cover story written by Craig Harris.
Don’t miss the features on Courtney Collingsworth, the Hinson Family, the Blackwood Brothers, Jordan’s Bridge, Timothy Noble and Ricky Braddy. Join us as we go to the NQC and the ICCAN Round-Up. We have the DJ Spotlight and Randall Reviews It, articles by Lou Wills Hildreth, David Staton, Dusty Wells, Laurette Willis and Sherry Anne.
Matt Baker talks to artists about Thanksgiving and new writers Selena Day and Roger Barkley Jr. look more deeply into what that word means.
We are thrilled with this issue and we are thankful for you, our readers. Please take time this month to consider what you are truly thankful for, and realize that our Heavenly Father is the Giver of all good and perfect gifts. Give Him your thanks and praise today and this entire month of Thanksgiving!
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Welcome to the first issue of the seventh year of SGNScoops Magazine! We are happy that you have joined us along this journey and we hope you will keep reading our pages! This September edition brings us stories about the Gaither Vocal Band, the New Dove Brothers, Ken and Jean Grady, Sharron Kay King, Maria Kramer, Exodus, Joshua Horrell, Chris Hester, and Sunday Drive.
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Karen Peck And New River #1 On The SGNScoops Top 100 For The Month Of September
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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.
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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