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Christian Country Expo comes to a close

Written by Staff on August 28, 2015 – 1:56 pm -

IMG_8371Pigeon Forge TN (August 28, 2015) –  The Christian Country Expo at Pigeon Forge Tennessee, came to a close on Thursday, August 27 before an IMG_8188appreciative audience.  The morning showcases were full of talented artists and terrific music. Several of the lovely ladies of Christian Country graced the stage again. Lindsay Huggins, Tina Wakefield, Sharron Kay King, Robin Springs, Ava Kasich, Jan Harbuck, Ty Hodges, Gail Cogburn, Kelly Coberly, were among some of the many singers the audience had the pleasure of hearing on Thursday. The daytime and evening concerts again featured artists such as Chris Golden, Kevin Rowe, The McKay Project,  Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, The Schoefields, The Branscombs, Jim Sheldon, Steve Shirey and a stage full of artists during the opening.

 

Christian Country Expo presented many IMG_8223of the Christian Country artists that are hitting the charts and bringing in new audiences to this style of music. CCE 2015 thanks each and every one for sharing their heart and soul all week. You have blessed us!

Thanks again to Firehouse Subs, sponsors of the pre-concert jam session, and all of the sponsors for Christian Country Expo!

We hope our readers enjoy these pictures of artists that appeared on Thursday and  that everyone will make plans now to attend Christian Country Expo 2016 which will include the brand-new Christian Country Diamond Awards. Keep watching the Christian Country Expo Facebook page and SGN Scoops for more information.IMG_8513

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Patterson Homecoming A Success

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 13, 2014 – 9:33 am -

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Pigeon Forge, TN, noted for it’s beautiful Smoky Mountains, family entertainment, and wholesome environment, is beginning to be known as the center of Southern Gospel Music so it’s appropriate to

be the home for the ANNUAL PATTERSON PROMOTIONS HOMECOMING!
This year’s Homecoming included a Talent Search, Morning Devotions by Wanda Osborne, an Artist Seminar presented by Phil Cross, plus two days and nights of Gospel Music, Christian entertainment and fellowship featuring regional and nationally known Artists. The lineup included The Hoskins Family, Ann Downing, The Dunaways, Tim Livingston, The Pruitt Family, Sharron Kay King, Phil Cross, The Wilbanks, and many more. The emcees were the incredible and hilarious Tim Lovelace and Sue and Jeff Duffield.
Pauline Patterson, founder of the event, has a genuine love for people and a passion for spreading the Gospel through Southern Gospel music. In 2005, she ventured into the world of promoting Southern Gospel music to radio. Nine years later she is recognized as a leading promoter of the genre.
Pauline says, “What a time we had at our 2nd Annual Patterson Homecoming! The Spirit filled the auditorium! The artists that took part in this year’s event added so much to its success. I’m proud to say that we work with some of the best men and women of God in the Southern Gospel Industry! They are the cream of the crop. God has truly blessed Patterson Promotions through the years to work with some awesome ministries. If you didn’t make it this year, hopefully you can be with us next year. Lord willing, we will do it all over again!”
Make plans now to join us for the 3rd Annual Patterson Promotions Homecoming  which will be held at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN on Thursday and Friday, May 14-15, 2015. An afternoon showcase of artists will be added for next year. There is no admission charge; it is supported by contributions of individuals and sponsors.
www.pattersonpromotions.com or www.southerngospeltimes.com


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SHARRON KAY CHARTS AGAIN

Written by SGN Scoops on March 4, 2014 – 5:51 am -

sharronSinger/songwriter from Georgia, Sharron Kay King’s latest single, “THIS STORY OF MY LIFE,” debuts at #46 on the April Singing News Top 80. Produced by Mike Pillow and Sharron Kay, her latest single was sent to radio on Patterson Promotions, VOL 13.  With honesty and sincerity she sings, “With His blood He erased all my mistakes, Chapters stained with sin are forgotten by His grace”

Sharron shares, “I feel the call to be an encourager.  I have a burden to reach out to those that have given up.  My desire is to share my story with those who feel that no one cares.”

Recently, Sharron was voted as 2013 ICGMA Horizon Female Artist of The Year.  She has also received various recognitions including nominations by Singing News, Diamond Awards, Absolutely Gospel and SGM Fan Fare Awards.

“We are honored to work with our friend and client, Sharron Kay King.  She will sing her way right into your heart if you let her,” says Pauline Patterson of Patterson Promotions.”

For booking contact Sharron at 765-993-6986

NEW Website: www.sharronkay.com

Email: Songsofsharron@aol.com


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ANN DOWNING ANNOUNCES “23rd MIDDLE TENNESSEE WOMEN’S RETREAT”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 25, 2014 – 7:45 pm -

Ann Downing is excited to announce the 23rd event that seeks to provide an atmosphere of encouragement and MTWR FB Ademotional safety for women of all ages, denominations, and cultures while learning more about themselves and the grace, hope and love of God.

Founders Paul and Ann Downing had a vision to provide a place where women from all walks of life could come one weekend each year for the purpose of reconnecting with themselves by taking time away from their “everydayness” and looking to Jesus for their true identities. Having lost everything of earthly value, except each other, Paul and Ann knew first-hand what the healing power of God could do in a relationship. They set their sights to what they believed was a calling of God … to establish a retreat for women. Just two months before the first retreat, Paul passed away. During the 56 day hospital stay, Ann had to decide the fate of the retreat. Knowing Paul would have it no other way, the retreat went on as planned. Amazingly, as only God can do, Ann was the one most
ministered to during that first retreat.

Her grief bore the emotional safety Paul desperately wanted the retreat to foster, and that safety contributes largely to the reputation for which Middle Tennessee Women’s Retreat is known today.The weekend opens with an evening full of surprise music guests. Saturday and Sunday offer theme related workshops. This year’s retreat will be held April 25-27th, 2014 (Friday evening-Sunday Noon) at the Briley Parkway Holiday Inn in Nashville. The hotel is located just minutes from Nashville International Airport, Opry Mills Mall, Opryland Hotel and the Grand Ole Opry.

Ann extends this invitation, “May I remind you that God, the Creator of the Universe, doesn’t make mistakes? He ordained your days! He created you with purpose! He gifted you with a unique personality and individual characteristics! Life has a way of burying the REAL us. I invite you to join me and a host of ladies for a weekend offering insight that can change your life. We’re looking for freedom as God intended… LIVING IN THE FREEDOM OF BEING REAL.”

Keynote speakers for 2014 are Kendra Smiley and Sue Duffield. Workshop speakers include Sharron Kay King, Kathy Blume, Vickie Edwards, Darlene Chapman, Barbara Davis, Sheri Thrower and Jeana Traynor with special worship times also led by Sheri Thrower.

Registrations are accepted through April 25th with an early registration special until March 1st. The registration fee covers all materials for the retreat plus a luncheon and dinner banquet on Saturday. For more information visit www.anndowning.com/mtwr or contact the Ann Downing Ministries office at 1-877-886-1629 to receive a brochure.


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Sharron Kay King Is One Of Our Great Advertisers At SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 15, 2014 – 2:06 pm -

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SHARRON KAY KING SHARES HER LIFE WITH RADIO

Written by SGN Scoops on January 6, 2014 – 2:23 pm -

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In one single moment, God can change the heart and life of a person.  The greatest sinner is never too far out of the reach of God’s long arm of love.  Sharron Kay King is a testament to the awesome Grace of God and His redeeming power.
Her latest single, “THIS STORY OF MY LIFE,” recently sent to radio on Patterson Promotions, VOL 13 is sure to touch many lives.  With honesty and sincerity she sings, “With His blood He erased all my mistakes, Chapters stained with sin are forgotten by His grace”
Sharron shares, “I feel the call be an encourager.  I have a burden to reach out to those what have given up.  My desire is to share my story with those who feel that no one cares.”
Ann Downing remarks” My friend Sharron Kay has a lot to sing about…and she has even more to share about from a life of not living for God to being amazingly transformed into a loving vessel to carry God’s redemption story to the world.  I love her honesty and humor, most of all she moves my soul with her undying devotion to her Lord and Savior….whether she’s speaking or singing.  I believe you will be moved, also.”
Recently, Sharron was voted as 2013 ICGMA Horizon Female Artist of The Year.  She is currently working on her book and a Hymns Project.  Sharron has written many songs including, “This Story of My Life,” “My Best Friend” and “Unplanted Seeds.”  Other songs recorded by Sharron include, “A Little Hope” and “You Never Gave Up On Me.” Her latest song, “Unplanted Seeds,” released also by Patterson Promotions, had great charting success spending 4 months in the Singing News Top 80, (June-Sept of 2013) and is currently #2 in the January Christian Voice Top 100 Country Chart.
“We are honored to work with our friend and client, Sharron Kay King.  She will sing her way right into your heart if you let her,” says Pauline Patterson of Patterson Promotions.   “She is one of the most sincere people that I work with today.  Her heart and ministry is to work for Jesus, to win souls and encourage the body of Christ. Her songs come straight from her heart.
Her new release “This Story Of My Life” on P.P. Vol.13 is sure to be her next hit single.”
For booking contact Sharron at 765-993-6986

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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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GME SHOWCASE AWARDS GIVEN

Written by SGN Scoops on October 7, 2013 – 7:19 am -

redroots colonadeRinggold, GA – October 5, 2013  The GME Showcase Awards were presented October 5th in the beautiful Colonade Theater in Ringgold, GA to an enthusiastic crowd that gathered as some 24shar artist took to the stage.  Many of the artist appeared in the afternoon showcase which featured those who have appeared in previous GME events such as winners of the Gospel Star Talent Search held throughout the year in various cities across the southeast.  One of those artist was the lovely Erica Dalton who recently stepped out in a solo ministry as well as continuing to sing with her family as dates present.  She was the recent winner of the Talent Search held in Hazel Green, Alabama.

Since March of this year, fans have had the opportunity to nominate and vote on favorites in 14 different categories in which awards were given.  The list was narrowed to the top ten voted in each category and then to the top five.  Last night’s award show was the culmination of nearly 70,000 votes cast in the past 60 days alone.

 

 

 

And The Winners Are:

Broadcast Personality  of The Year- Re Nay Lee (Host of Music City Gospel Review)

Radio DJ  of The Year- Larry Flegle

Artist Web Site – The Jamersons

Industry Web Site of The Year – Southern Gospel Today (southerngospeltoday.com)

Male Vocalist of The Year – Jonathan Bond

Female Vocalist of The Year – Donnita Rozzell

Duet of The Year – The Schofields

Trio of The Year – The Sounds Of Victory

Quartet of The Year – Mark209

Song of The Year – It Takes Faith, Mark209

Songwriter of The Year – Donnita Rozzell

Instrumentalist of The Year – Anthony Jamerson

New Artist of The Year – Megan Allen

Showcase Artist of The Year – Susan Guerin

There were other awards for Recognition of Excellence which were given to Rhonda Mitchell Frye (SGNSCOOPS), Sharron Kay King, Sheri Thrower, Red Roots, and others.rhonda gme

After the awards show, the stage was quickly reset for the evening concert in which was nothing more than fantastic.  The Boynton Choir took to the stage and wowed the audience under the direction of Sheri Thrower.  The voices of over 100 elementary school students filled the auditorium and finished with a climactic applause.

Mark209 was introduced and the mood for the rest of the evening was set.  Their high energy music and vocal styling’s were very well received throughout the evening and at one point people were literally DANCING along the front of the stage.  Their rendition of “Oh Holy Night” brought the crowd to their feet.

Immediately after the stage was filled with banjo’s, fiddles, guitars, drums…. As the recipients of the Singing News New Trio of The Year award, RED ROOTS took to the stage.  Singing hits from their releases such as Double Wide Church, Christian Country Girl and more.  Truly these girls won the hearts of many this evening as they do in all their concerts.

dempseyPlans are underway for next year’s event and it promises to be bigger and better.

ABOUT GME SHOWCASE

Shelia Reed founded Harvest Outreach Center in 1986, which is a non-profit facility to help the homeless and needy of the North Georgia Communities. Thousands of Men and women have been helped through her ministry over these years, and are still recipients of this work. Shelia also is the recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Award from Washington, DC, for her commitment to her communities without desiring a salary for her endeavors.

As an award winning gospel artist, her style of singing has become a fan favorite. Shelia has received numerous industry awards including, State & International such as “Female Vocalist Of The Year” Female Entertainer Of The Year” performing in such prestigious venues as The Country Tonight Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and the” North American Country and Gospel Music Association International” gme

markShelia Reed founded “Gospel Music Express” (GME) and has devoted years to helping up and coming artists. She has guided their careers and shown them the best way to get a good start in the music industry. She continues to reach out to artist within twenty states unifying people across barriers and helping folk’s to excel in their quest to achieve in their talents.  Harvestoutreachcenter.com / and gmeshowcase.com speaks for itself to the work Shelia does to encourage and help others along the way.


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Sharron Kay King Set to Embark On Annual Christmas Tour

Written by SGN Scoops on November 27, 2012 – 6:34 pm -

BYRON, Ga. – (November 26, 2012) – 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominee Sharron Kay King is set to embark on her annual Christmas tour in support of her Christmas recording Ribbons & Bows and brand new mainline project This Story of My Life.

Kicking things off this Sunday in Fayetteville, Georgia, Sharron will highlight songs from her critically acclaimed Christmas recording Ribbons & Bows. Sharron will visit 12 stops on her much-anticipated tour where she will also debut material from her new recording This Story of My Life.

“My Christmas tour is always one of my favorite things about being on the road,” mentioned Sharron. “These songs mean so much to me, and people have always enjoyed hearing my stories about Christmas. It’s such a wonderful time of year, and I’m just so happy to be able to touch people with my music and my story.”

The dates and venues for Sharron’s tour are listed below:

12/01/12 – The Summit Church – Fayetteville, GA

12/02/12 – Impact Church – Atlanta, GA

12/03/12 – Biven’s Chapel United Methodist Church – Brookside, AL

12/04/12 – New Zion United Pentecostal Church – Philadelphia, MS

12/07/12 – Emeritus at Trillium Park – Conway, AR

12/09/12 – Living Word Chruch – Greenville, TX

12/09/12 – Church of the Nazarene – Pittsburg, TX

12/16/12 – Means Memorial United Methodist Church – Andrews, TX

12/20/12 – Coronado Baptist Church – El Paso, TX

12/21/12 – First Baptist Church – Wimberely, TX

12/23/12 – Cowboys For Jesus Christian Fellowship – Fichers, TX

12/30/12 – First United Methodist Church – Lawton, TX

12/31/12 – First Baptist Church of Ardmore – Ardmore, TX

 

For more information on the tour and how to purchase Sharron’s Christmas recording, visit http://www.sharronkayking.com.

 

Sharron recently scored another Top 40 single from her critically acclaimed release Don’t Stop Believing. The song, titled “Look Up,” became the fifth consecutive single from the album to debut on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart – the Southern Gospel industry’s most watched and longest running weekly radio report.

 

“Look Up” was written by Eric Horner and was just released to Southern Gospel radio through Eddie King & Crown Communications. “Look Up” is the final single from Don’t Stop Believing as Sharron recently put the finishing touches on her new record titled This Story of My LifeThis Story of My Life is Sharron’s first studio-recording in over five years. This Story of My Life was produced by Mike Pillow (Ricky Atkinson & Compassion, Naomi Sego, Ann Downing).

 

Sharron wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 12 tracks including the title cut. Other writers and co-writers included award-winning writers Steve & Annie Chapman, John Robinson, Becky Wright, Chris Binion, and Sharron’s son-in-law Sean Anderson.

 

Sharron has been singing and speaking at ladies retreats and recovery groups more frequently this year due to her amazing testimony of God’s redeeming power and grace. For information on how you can book Sharron at your church or event, visit http://www.sharronkayking.com.

 

Sharron was honored earlier this year to see her name among the 10 nominees for Fan Favorite Artist of the Year in the highly-respected Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards. This is the second time in her career that Sharronhas been nominated for an Absolutely Gospel Music Award. She was previously nominated in 2007 in the Country Album of the Year category for her The Road I Know project.

 

More information as well as booking information on Sharron Kay King can be found at http://sharronkayking.com. Fans can visit Sharron on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sharron-Kay-King-Official-Fan-Page/102290253148210 .

 

About Sharron Kay King
Sharron Kay King is a talented singer/songwriter based out of Byron, Georgia.  Sharron’s last release, Don’t Stop Believing, spawned off the #1 fan favorite “God’s Been Good.”  King was a 2008 Top 5 finalist in the Singing NewsFan Awards for Favorite Horizon Individual and a 2009 Top 10 finalist for Favorite Soloist.

 


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Sharron Kay King Scores Latest Top 40 Hit with “Look Up”

Written by SGN Scoops on September 4, 2012 – 8:42 am -

 BYRON, Ga. – (September 3, 2012) – 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominee Sharron Kay King has scored another Top 40 single this month from her critically acclaimed release Don’t Stop Believing. The song, titled “Look Up,” has become the fifth consecutive single from the album to debut on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart – the Southern Gospel industry’s most watched and longest running weekly radio report.
“I’m just continually amazed at how blessed I am,” mentioned Sharron Kay King. “God has poured his blessings on my life, and I am so thankful that He has shown his favor on my life. Thank you so much to radio for getting behind my music.”
“Look Up” was written by Eric Horner and was just released to Southern Gospel radio through Eddie King & Crown Communications. “Look Up” is the final single from Don’t Stop Believing as Sharron is preparing for the release of her much-anticipated follow-up recording. Sharron has been putting the finishing touches on her new record titled This Story of My Life. This Story of My Life is Sharron’s first studio-recording in over five years. This Story of My Life is being produced by Mike Pillow (Ricky Atkinson & Compassion, Naomi Sego, Ann Downing) and has a tentative release date of this fall.
Sharron wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 12 tracks including the title cut. Other writers and co-writers included award-winning writers Steve & Annie Chapman, John Robinson, Becky Wright, Chris Binion, and Sharron’s son-in-law Sean Anderson.
More information on the new recording including a definitive release date, the first single, and some other surprise appearances will be announced at a later date.
Sharron has been singing and speaking at ladies retreats and recovery groups more frequently this year due to her amazing testimony of God’s redeeming power and grace. For information on how you can book Sharron at your church or event, visit http://www.sharronkayking.com. Sharron was honored earlier this year to see her name among the 10 nominees for Fan Favorite Artist of the Year in the highly-respected Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards. This is the second time in her career that Sharron has been nominated for an Absolutely Gospel Music Award. She was previously nominated in 2007 in the Country Album of the Year category for her The Road I Know project. More information as well as booking information on Sharron Kay King can be found at http://sharronkayking.com. Fans can visit Sharron on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sharron-Kay-King-Official-Fan-Page/102290253148210 . About Sharron Kay King
Sharron Kay King is a talented singer/songwriter based out of Byron, Georgia.  Sharron’s last release, Don’t Stop Believing, spawned off the #1 fan favorite “God’s Been Good.”  King was a 2008 Top 5 finalist in the Singing News Fan Awards for Favorite Horizon Individual and a 2009 Top 10 finalist for Favorite Soloist.


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