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Dates and Featured Performers Announced For 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 13, 2012 – 3:52 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (June 13, 2012) – The administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the dates and talent line-up for the 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest.

“Once again, we are so excited about bringing in some of the biggest artists in our industry to the area for a weeklong festival of Gospel music! Every year we get more and more artists who ask to be a part of the Music Fest, and this year is no different! We know that everyone is going to love the talent line up we have this year!”

This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 16, 2012 through Friday, July 20, 2012. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public.

Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Music Fest include Gold City, Karen Peck & New River, Buddy Jewell, The Bowling Family, Tribute Quartet, Three Bridges, HisSong, Adam Crabb, Wilburn & Wilburn, Beyond the Ashes, Eighth Day, John’s Call, The Hemphills, Freedom, Southern Sound, Crystal River, Sharron Kay King, Mark 209, Tim Hill, The Beelers, Jim Sheldon, Jeff & Sue Duffield, and Sunday Edition.

The artist listing is subject to change without notice.

As in years past, this year’s convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night.

For more information, feel free to email the site at chris@absolutelyGospel.com . More details can be found at http://www.absolutelygospel.com .


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Sharron Kay King Embarks On Month-Long Story of My Life Tour In Texas This Month

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 11, 2012 – 1:22 pm -

BYRON, Ga. – (June 10, 2012) – 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominee Sharron Kay King is embarking on a month long tour to Texas this month as a part of her 2012 Story of My Life Tour. The popular singer/songwriter will be taking her stories and songs throughout the state while making many radio and media stops along the way.

Sharron commented, “I always love visiting my friends in Texas. We always have a great time, and I always love seeing how God uses my testimony to touch others’ lives. My prayer is just that God continues to use me as His vessel on these tour stops.”

Sharron will be at the following dates and venues:

June 10 – First Baptist Church, Chandler, TX

June 10 – Pentecostals of Katy, Katy, TX

June 14 – Ladies Brunch at Lake Side Cabin, Pittsburg, TX

June 15 – First Church of the Nazarene, Pittsburg, TX

June 16 – Mayfield Road Baptist Church, Arlington, TX

June 17 – Calvary Temple, Bonham, TX

June 20 – Faith Outreach, Greenville, TX

June 24 – Faith Baptist Church, Vernon, TX

June 24 – First United Methodist Church, Lawton, OK

June 26 – Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX

June 29 – First Baptist Church, Wimberely, TX

July 1 – Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship, Tomball, TX

 

In addition, Sharron will be making a stop at the 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest on Thursday, July 19, 2012 as a part of her tour. She will also share the stage with Gordon Mote in Butler, Georgia on July 6, 2012.

 

Sharron is currently prepping for her new studio release. The new album, tentatively titled The Story of My Life, will be released through Lamp Music Group and produced by Mike Pillow. Sharron begins tracking for the new release on July 17th.

 

The Story of My Life is Sharron’s first studio release in over five years and is the follow-up to the Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominated Don’t Stop Believing. The new recording will mostly feature songs written by King as well as cowriters Steve Chapman, John Robinson, and a special song submitted to Sharron by Steve & Annie Chapman. The brand new album will also feature a duet with Southern Gospel legend Ann Downing.

 

“I truly believe God has placed His hand of grace upon this project for it’s been five years since the release of my last album Don’t Stop Believing,” mentioned Sharron. “There have been churches, friends & family who have pitched in to help me accomplish this for my ministry. I can’t thank folks enough for the continued prayers & support of my ministry.”

 

More information on the new project will be released at a later date. Until then, you can hear her currently single featured this month on AbsolutelyGospel.com’s MP3 features. The new single, titled “Look Up”, is available to hear via a free stream on the popular Gospel music news and information site alongside current releases from Wilburn & Wilburn, Gold City, Mark Dubbeld Family, The Freemans, and Eighth Day.

 

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 .


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Sharron Kay King’s “Look Up” Featured On AbsolutelyGospel.com

Written by SGN Scoops on April 27, 2012 – 2:24 pm -

BYRON, Ga. – (April 26, 2012) – 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominee Sharron Kay Kingis proud to announce that her new single is currently being featured this month on AbsolutelyGospel.com’s MP3 features. The new single, titled “Look Up”, is available to hear via a free stream on the popular Gospel music news and information site alongside current releases from The Perrys, Karen Peck & New River, Sisters, Tribute Quartet, and the brand new Legacy Five music video for “Ask Me Why.”

“The staff of Absolutely Gospel has partnered with my ministry in so many ways,” mentioned Sharron. “I’m honored to have my music being represented on such a great and consistently viewed website. I encourage everyone to check the song out and see what else you might like to read or hear on the site as well!”

Sharron just released her latest single to radio. The new song, titled “Look Up,” is the fifth single released from King’s SGN Music Award-nominated project Don’t Stop Believing. “Look Up” was written by Eric Horner and was just released to Southern Gospel radio through Eddie King & Crown Communications.

 All four of Sharron’s previous singles from Don’t Stop Believing landed in the Top 20 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weeky Chart – the industry’s most watched weekly radio report in Southern Gospel music. Read more »


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Sharron Kay King Nominated For “Fan Favorite Artist of the Year

Written by SGN Scoops on February 8, 2012 – 2:13 pm -

BYRON, Ga. – (February 7, 2012) – Singing News Fan Award nominee Sharron Kay King was honored last month to see their name among the 10 nominees for Fan Favorite Artist of the Year in the highly-respected Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards.
“I am so humbled to have been nominated for this award,” mentioned Sharron. “I am honored that so many of my friends would place their vote for me in this category. Words can’t describe how blessed I feel to be nominated for such a big award!”
 
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.
 
Chris Unthank, Editor-in-Chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com said, “We as a staff have grown to really love and appreciate the ministry of Sharron, so we were thrilled for her when the votes were tallied, and she landed in the Top 10 for this category. Sharron is the real deal, and I think this nomination is a testament to that fact.”
 
The Fan Favorite Artist of the Year category is the only one where the nominees are strictly chosen by the fans. The nominees in the other 23 award categories are chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com and select media representatives.
 
Fans are getting a chance to vote for their favorites in several categories now through February 14, 2012. The Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards will be handed out at a live ceremony on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, TN. The event is tentatively scheduled to be streamed live like in 2010. More details on the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards will be announced at a later date.
 
Sharron just released her latest single to radio. The new song, titled “Look Up,” is the fifth single released from King’s SGN Music Award-nominated project Don’t Stop Believing. “Look Up” was written by Eric Horner and was just released to Southern Gospel radio through Eddie King & Crown Communications.
 
All four of Sharron’s previous singles from Don’t Stop Believing landed in the Top 20 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weeky Chart – the industry’s most watched weekly radio report in Southern Gospel music.
 
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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Sharron Kay King Sends “Look Up” to Radio!

Written by SGN Scoops on January 26, 2012 – 6:22 am -

 BYRON, Ga. – (January 24, 2012) – Fresh off the heals of her Top 20 hit “A Little Hope,” Singing News Fan Award nominee Sharron Kay King just released her latest single to radio.
 
The new song, titled “Look Up,” is the fifth single released from King’s latest project Don’t Stop Believing. “Look Up” was written by Eric Horner and was just released to Southern Gospel radio through Eddie King & Crown Communications.
 
“Radio has been so kind to me over the last few years,” mentioned Sharron. “I’m extremely grateful for the support DJs and program directors have shown my ministry. I hope they like ‘Look Up’ as much as they have my previous singles.”
 
The new song can be found on Crown Communications’ Crown Music Compilations Vol. 9, cut #2. You can also hear a streaming version of “Look Up” on Sharron’s website at www.sharronkayking.com . Also, starting on February 1, 2012, “Look Up” will be streaming on AbsolutelyGospel.com for the entire month of February.
 
“I just want as many people to hear the message of this song as possible,” remarked King. “This song really is my heart, and I hope everyone gets that when they hear this song.”
 
All four of Sharron’s previous singles from Don’t Stop Believing landed in the Top 20 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weeky Chart – the industry’s most watched weekly radio report in Southern Gospel music.
 
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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Sharron Kay King Welcomes 7th Grandbaby to the Family!

Written by SGN Scoops on September 8, 2011 – 10:54 am -

BYRON, Ga. – (September 8, 2011) – Singing News Fan Award nominee Sharron Kay King is excited to announce the addition of her seventh grandbaby to the family!
 
Born to her youngest daugher and son-in-law, Elizabeth Gayle and Isaac Johnson, Emelyn Gayle Johnson joined big sister Elianna Noelle on April 3, 2011.
 
Sharron said, “The Gayle middle name is in honor of my Mother Judith Gayle who passed away July 17, 2010. Liz & Isaac discovered they were expecting when her grandmother passed, so in honor of her since Liz was named after her, they decided to carryon the ‘Gayle’ name to their little girl. My mother was so proud of all her children and grandchildren, and I know she is smiling down upon them all today.”
 
For more information on Sharron and all her grandbabies, visit her site at www.sharronkayking.com  .
 
Sharron recently landed another single on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weeky Chart – the industry’s most watched weekly radio report in Southern Gospel music. Her latest single, “A Little Hope,” has charted consistently for the last 14 weeks on the Top 40 chart – peaking recently at #16.
 
“A Little Hope” is the fourth consecutive Top 20 hit for Sharron on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Chart from her current release Don’t Stop Believing. The previous songs from that recording to chart on the report include “God’s Been Good” (#6), “Don’t Stop Believing” (#17), and “I Was On His Mind” (#17).
 
More information as well as booking information on Sharron Kay King can be found at http://sharronkayking.com .  Fans are encouraged to visit Sharron’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/sharronkayking . 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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Sharron Kay King Brings “A Little Hope” To Radio With New Single

Written by Scoops Staff on May 2, 2011 – 8:36 am -

BYRON, Ga. – (April 27, 2011) – Singing News Fan Award nominee Sharron Kay King is bringing “a little hope” to Southern Gospel radio this month with the release of her brand new single – the aptly titled “A Little Hope.”

“A Little Hope” was released to Southern Gospel and Christian Country radio earlier this month through her new partnership with Crown Music Group.

“’A Little Hope’ is a song about the power of prayer in our lives,” mentioned Sharron. “This song has touched many lives since I started singing it, and I know it is simply because of the message of hope that it provides. There is power in prayer, and my prayer is that this song will minister to those who need that hope in their lives.”

The song has already received several adds in major markets for Southern Gospel music and is expected to continue Sharron’s strong run at radio so far. “A Little Hope” is Sharron’s fourth single from her critically acclaimed album Don’t Stop Believing.

All three previous singles (“God’s Been Good,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” and “I Was On His Mind”) reached the Top 40 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Chart as well as other major industry publications.

Fans can listen to “A Little Hope” by visiting Sharron’s website at http://www.sharronkayking.com .

Sharron recently recorded her first-ever live DVD. The popular soloist recorded footage for the DVD at the Leesburg Church of God in Leesburg, Georgia on Saturday, August 21, 2010.  The Kenny Croft Band was the house band for the recording. The band hails from Vienna, Georgia.

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


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Sharron Kay King Welcomes Brand New Grand-Baby!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 15, 2011 – 1:42 pm -

BYRON, Ga. – (March 15, 2011) – Singing News Fan Award nominee Sharron Kay King is proud to announce the addition of Michaela Rae to her family!

Michaela is the latest grandbaby to be added to Sharron’s family. She was born on November 20, 2010 and weighed 6 lbs, 11 oz and was 20 in long.

“We are so thankful for the healthy baby that God has given this family,” mentioned Sharron. “I am so blessed to have such an amazing family. God’s been so good to me. I am continually humbled by the things that He has done in my life!”

Michaela is the second child of Sharron’s son Jason and his wife Lara. The couple has an older child as well, Devin.

Sharron said, “I want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Michaela is such a sweet baby, and our entire family is so proud of her, her parents, and her big brother!”

To find out more info on Sharron and her new grandbaby – visit Sharron’s new website at www.sharronkayking.com.

Fans are encouraged to visit Sharron’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/sharronkayking. Fans can visit Sharron on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sharron-Kay-King-Official-Fan-Page/102290253148210 .


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Sharron Kay King Records First Live DVD

Written by Rhonda on August 25, 2010 – 1:53 pm -

BYRON, Ga. – (August 25, 2010) – Singing News Fan Award nominee Sharron Kay King recorded her first ever live DVD this past weekend. The popular soloist recorded footage for the DVD at the Leesburg Church of God in Leesburg, Georgia on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

“The evening was so exciting,” mentioned Sharron. “We had such a blast performing all of these songs live and with a great audience. I can’t wait for everyone to see this new DVD!”

The Kenny Croft Band was the house band for the recording. The band hails from Vienna, Georgia.

“Kenny Croft and his band were just a great band to have accompany me on this DVD,” mentioned Sharron. “They were very talented musicians, and I was honored to have them be a part of my event!”

Several of Sharron’s most beloved songs will be included on the live DVD, as well as new material written specifically for the DVD release. In addition, the DVD will feature four concept videos as bonus material. The recently recorded concept videos can be found streaming on various portals on the web including Facebook and YouTube.

Pre-sales for the live DVD will be available on Sharron’s website this week.

Sharron is sending an encouraging message out with her latest single.  The song, “Don’t Stop Believing” (which is also the title cut from her most recent project), is Sharron’s first release to radio in over a year and contains a message she hope’s resonates with friends and fans of Southern Gospel music.

“Don’t Stop Believing” was sent to Southern Gospel radio through Jeff O’Neal and Heritage Communications. The song has already charted in the Top 20 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart. The song has also been charting the past two months on the Singing News Top 80 Chart.

More information as well as booking information on Sharron Kay King can be found at http://sharronkayking.com.  Fans are encouraged to visit Sharron’s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/sharronkayking.

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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Sharron Kay King Scheduled To Record Live DVD

Written by Rhonda on August 16, 2010 – 2:29 pm -

Gifted Songwriter, Speaker and Artist- Sharron Kay King is set to record-  first time ever- live dvd with a live band on Saturday, August 21 at 7PM.  The Kenny Croft Band from Vienna, GA will play for Sharron Kay King as she performs several “never heard before” selections  and many songs that Sharron Kay King has composed.  This live DVD will feature 4 concept videos and personal testimony as well.  Pre-Sale orders are set to begin as early as next week. 

The Recording will take place at Leesburg Church of God.  For more information visit http://songsofsharron.com/


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