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Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at  Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  

Written by Staff on September 10, 2018 – 12:35 pm -

Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  

Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch

Hurricane Mills, TN (September 8, 2018) – Organizers of the 2018 Gospel Music Festival announce that Loretta Lynn made a surprise visit during the afternoon session on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She welcomed visitors to the ranch and shared her enthusiasm for the Gospel Music Fest.

“Thank you all for coming to the ranch.  We are thrilled to bring Gospel music here for Labor Day weekend.  Next year bring everyone you know to the Gospel Music Fest!” stated Lynn.  “It has always been my dream to see Gospel meet Country, and now the Loretta Lynn Ranch is proud to bring this. music together,” Lynn continued.

This marks one of the first public appearances of Loretta Lynn since a stroke in 2017.  Loretta Lynn, known as The Coal Miner’s Daughter,  graciously welcomed visitors to the Gospel Music Fest.

Sneed Family at Loretta Lynn Ranch

Sneed Family at Loretta Lynn Ranch

Jeff Sneed of The Sneed Family, hosts of the Gospel Music Festival, made the announcement today from The Sneed Family office.  “We are honored that Loretta has chosen the Gospel Music Festival to appear before her fans.  What a true performer!” proclaimed Sneed.  “This is the magic of having the event at the Ranch., you never know who will drop in!” Sneed added.

Plans for the 2019 Gospel Music Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch are being formulated.  An announcement of performers and ticketing information will be released soon.

The 2018 Fest featured family entertainment from beginning to end. Gospel music was featured as well as a night of Country music, a Talent Search, a special Sunday morning service and a Craft Fair.

Friday’s schedule included Triumphant Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter along with The Easter Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, and the Troy Burns Family.  As a special highlight, The Sneed Family took the stage.

On Saturday, a full day of Gospel Music featured The Perrys, Primitive Quartet, New Ground with Mickey Bell, Tony Gore, High Road, The Steeles, The Freemans, and The Sneed Family. Well-known Country comedian Mike Snider from The Grand Old Opry also appeared.  “Those attending were laughing, singing and inspired from the minute first note is struck from the stage,” stated Sneed.

Shenandoah at Loretta Lynn Makes Public Appearance at  Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch  

Shenandoah

The highlight of the weekend was a separate performance by the country music icons, Shenandoah, as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour.  “This is where Gospel meets Country,” said Sneed.  “Folks enjoy two events in one location while enjoying the beauty of the Loretta Lynn Ranch on a holiday weekend,” he continued.

The 2018 Gospel Fest has also added a special Sunday morning chapel service featuring Gospel music’s favorite evangelist, David Ring.  Since 1973, Ring has challenged thousands of people with his signature message – “I have cerebral palsy…  What’s your problem?”

The Gospel Music Festival at the Loretta Lynn Ranch is held annually in the pavilion at the ranch campgrounds.  “We are honored that the Loretta Lynn Ranch would again welcome the return of Gospel Music,” said Sneed.

For the 2019 Gospel Music Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch, ticket information will be available soon at: www.ticketstorm.com or by calling 866-966-1777.  Craft vendor reservations for 2019 are being taken now by calling 270-646-0354.

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is located off I-40 at Exit 143 in Hurricane Mills, TN.  Camping is available by reservation.  There are also area hotels nearby.

 

About The Sneed Family:

The Sneed Family is a favorite to their fans.  They provide an honest worship experience while providing encouragement.

Watch for them on stage as well as on television with their production of “Sneed Family Music”.  The program is seen in over one million homes each week.  The Sneed Family brings music, and interviews from the best in Southern Gospel Music.  The show is now available online.

For more information on The Sneed Family, visit sneedfamily.com

 

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SHENANDOAH ANNOUNCES “30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR”

Written by Staff on December 8, 2016 – 2:15 pm -

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Shenandoah

Legendary Country Group to Hit the Road in 2017 in Celebration of Three Decades of Music

Nashville, Tenn. (December 7, 2016) — Legendary country group Shenandoah will hit the tour trail in 2017 to commemorate 30 years of their classic sound. Next year marks three decades since the group first released their debut album in 1987. Today, a handful of dates were announced for the Shenandoah “30th Anniversary Tour.” A second round of dates will be announced in January.

The tour kicks off on January 22 in Annapolis, Maryland and will continue throughout the year with many additional live dates scheduled across the country. Shenandoah will also perform two live concerts in Zürich, Switzerland, a first for the band.

“After 29 years in the music business, we find ourselves more determined than ever before,” says lead singer Marty Raybon. “The past helps us to realize where we’ve been and sets our vision to where we want to be. Our mission in 2017, with new music, is to expand our fanbase while continuing to enjoy the performances and making our 30th year the best ever.”

Shenandoah

Shenandoah

To celebrate the holiday season, Shenandoah has released a new Christmas song. The single, “The First Noel,” is included on the group’s Christmas Comes Alive EP. The song is now available for digital download at smarturl.it/ShenandoahFirstNoel and radio airplay as well.

2017 Concert Schedule for Shenandoah “30th Anniversary Tour”

Jan 22 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Onstage
Feb 25 – LaBelle, FL – Swamp Cabbage Festival
March 2 – Zürich Switzerland – Schützenhaus Albisgütli
March 3 – Zürich Switzerland – Schützenhaus Albisgütli
March 25 – Weatherford, TX – Texas Opry
March 30 – Vienna, GA – Dooly Campground
March 31 – Hartselle, AL – Hartselle High School Auditorium
April 8 – Winchester, OH – New Barn Convention Center
April 29 – Geneva, AL – Festival On the River
June 3 – Syria, VA – Graves Mountain Festival
June 10 – Emmetsburg, IA – Wild Rose Casino
June 20 – Clayton, NY – Clayton Opera House
July 29 – Rural Retreat, VA – Heritage Days
Aug 4 – Schulenburg, TX – Schulenburg Festival

About Shenandoah
Shenandoah originally formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1985. The band has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including #1 hits “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses” from 1989, “Next to You, Next to Me” from 1990, and “If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)” from 1994. The single “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, won both artists a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” To date, the group has sold millions of albums worldwide and is a recipient of the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “Vocal Group of the Year” award.

For more information on Shenandoah, visit their website here.

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SHENANDOAH RETURNS TO GRAND OLE OPRY STAGE AFTER NEARLY 25 YEARS

Written by Staff on May 10, 2016 – 6:39 pm -

L-R: Shenandoah’s Shane Chilton, Jamie Michael, Stan Munsey, Donnie Allen, Marty Raybon, Grand Ole Opry's Pete Fisher, Shenandoah’s Mike McGuire, SiriusXM’s J.R. Schumann, Johnstone Entertainment’s Cole Johnstone

L-R: Shenandoah’s Shane Chilton, Jamie Michael, Stan Munsey, Donnie Allen, Marty Raybon, Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher, Shenandoah ‘s Mike McGuire, SiriusXM’s J.R. Schumann, Johnstone Entertainment’s Cole Johnstone

Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2016) – This past weekend, for the first time in nearly 25 years, legendary country music group Shenandoah returned to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

Fronted by Marty Raybon (who recently rejoined the group after a 17 year absence), the legendary country group performed on Friday and Saturday nights, blistering through several of their hit songs including “The Church on the Cumberland Road,” “Two Dozens Roses” and “I Wanna Be Loved Like That.”

The group’s return to the Opry stage is the latest highlight of what has been a very busy year for the boys from Alabama. The band recently performed at the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) All-Star Jam in Las Vegas and also just released their first-ever Gospel album, Good News Travels Fast.

imageShenandoah is keeping the tour trail red hot and is expected to perform more than 70 live dates by the year’s end.

2016 Shenandoah Tour Dates:

May 14 – La Vernia City Park – La Vernia, TX
May 27 – Knucklehead’s – Kansas City, MO
May 28 – Rustique Ampitheater – Lancaster, TN
May 29 – Mudbug Madness – Shreveport, LA
Jun 25 – DABA Annual Fireworks Fest – Denver, NC
Jul 1 – Balloon Festival – Ridgeland, MS
Jul 2 – Breathitt Heritage Fair- Jackson, KY
Jul 8 – Dosey Doe – Spring, TX
Jul 22 – Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee, GA
Jul 23 – The Texan Theatre – Greenville, TX
Jul 30 – RiverBend RV Resort – Watertown, WI
Aug 13 – Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
Aug 20 – Windsor Harvest Picnic – Windsor, IL
Aug 27 – Rio Grand Scenic Railroad – Alamosa, CO
Aug 28 – Rio Grande Scenic Railroad – Alamosa, CO
Sep 4 – SamJam – Piketon, OH
Sep 9 – Silver Dollar City- Branson, MO
Oct 7 – Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, TX
Oct 8 – Conway’s Dancehall – New Braunfels, TX
Oct 12 – The Mansion Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 13 – The Mansion Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 14 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
Oct 15 – Hoyt Sherman Place – Des Moines, IA
Oct 19 – The Mansion Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 20 – The Mansion Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 21 – Bluegate Theater – Shipshewana, IN
Oct 22 – Meyer Theater – Monroe, MI
Nov 12 – The Newton Theatre – Newton, NJ
Nov 18 – Newberry Opra House – Newberry, SC

About Shenandoah
Shenandoah originally formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1985. The band has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including #1 Hits “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses” from 1989, “Next to You, Next to Me” from 1990, and “If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)” from 1994. The single “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, won both artists a GRAMMY®, Award for “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” To date, the group has sold millions of albums worldwide and is a recipient of the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “Vocal Group of the Year” award.

For more information on Shenandoah, visit www.shenandoahband.com

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Daywind Roots Announces Release of Good News Travels Fast by Shenandoah

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 29, 2016 – 3:37 pm -

Daywind Roots Announces Release of Good News Travels Fast by Shenandoah

Daywind Roots Announces Release of Good News Travels Fast by Shenandoah

Hendersonville, TN  – Legendary country band, Shendandoah will release their first-ever gospel project, Good News Travels Fast, on April 29th, 2016, on the Daywind Roots label.  The band’s signature sound, including Marty Raybon’s unmistakable vocals, seamlessly lend themselves to eleven songs of faith, redemption, and familiar southern Sundays.  The title track also serves as the first single, and is at radio now.

When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well-know for delivering such hits as ‘Two Dozen Roses,’ ‘Church On Cumberland Road,’ and ‘Next To You, Next To Me,’ as well as such achingly beautiful classics as ‘I Want To Be Loved Like That,’ and the GRAMMY Award-winning duet with Alison Krauss, ‘Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart.’

Today, that legacy continues as original members Raybon and Mike McGuire reunite to launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career. Though they’ve secured their place in country music history, Raybon and McGuire are not content to rest on their laurels and have never stopped looking for new hit songs.  With a pile of outstanding songs waiting to be recorded, the group moves forward into the next chapter, determined to deliver the same top-tier music that is synonymous with Shenandoah.

Having recorded a number of faith-based songs and hymns in the past, the decision to produce a full-length gospel album was a natural one.  The project includes new and original music, the majority of which was written by band members and friends at a recent writer’s retreat in their home base of Muscle Shoals, AL.  In addition to Raybon & McGuire, gifted writers such as Jerry Salley (Chris Stapleton, Steeldrivers), Gerald Crabb (Crabb Family) and Tim Menzies (Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio) lended their considerable talents to the project.

Good News Travels Fast will be available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other online outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.


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Marty Raybon: Every Good Thing

Written by Staff on June 18, 2015 – 7:34 am -

MartyRBy Paige Givens

Marty Raybon is a true artist whose music has stood the test of time. Whether listeners have heard the Grammy-award winning tenor as a solo artist or as lead singer of the popular Country group Shenandoah, they have quickly learned that Raybon’s heart and soul are poured out through his songs. Marty has enjoyed a long-lasting career in Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel music. Through all of his accomplishments, however, Marty will be the first to tell you where every good thing in his life comes from—and it’s from the God who loves him.

Marty was born in Sanford, Florida, but he grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He recalls growing up with his brothers and sister there. “It was a wonderful childhood. Music always filled our house. My brothers, Rick and Tim, and I sang together a lot, especially songs about being brothers. So we loved ‘brother’ acts, like The Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse. Our father, Kenneth, was a fiddle player and he taught us harmony parts. He was my biggest influence in music, not just because he knew how to make it work, but because he knew how to love it. He taught me how to love it.”

Marty also recalls some of the biggest spiritual influences in his early years. “Billy Graham was the most soul-stirring spiritually. Also, my older sister, Kathy, has always walked very close to the Lord. She was such a wonderful example of how to be Christ-like.”

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MARTY RAYBON WINS HIS FIRST IBMA AWARD

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 1, 2013 – 8:40 am -

Nashville, TN (October 1, 2013) – Marty Raybon can now add an IBMA (International Bluegrass MusicMarty Association) award to his prestigious list of awards including Grammy, CMA and AMC awards with the group Shenandoah to his successful 40 year career as an entertainer. Last Thursday night Raybon was presented with the “Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year” Award for “Beulah Land” during the 24th IBMA Awards Show in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“It is a such an honor to win the IBMA Award for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year. This the first of many I hope, I am overwhelmed with joy. I am truly proud of the steadfast job from a great record label Rural Rhythm Records, the lyric from a wonderful writer Squire Parsons. I am thankful and humbled at the favor the Lord has shown me”, commented Marty Raybon.

Raybon’s first IBMA award is not his only first this year as he celebrates his 40th year as an entertainer with his current album “The Back Forty”. The current single, “That Janie Baker”, is moving up the Bluegrass Unlimited chart at #18 . He can also add to his list of firsts in 2013 the #1 song on the Bluegrass Unlimited chart for his hit song “Dirt Road Heartache” which hit #1 in June from his album “Southern Roots & Branches” released in April 2012.

In addition to this impressive list of first time career accomplishments now includes the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited. Raybon appears on the cover of the October 2013 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited with a feature story by Steve Morley. He also appeared on the cover of the May issue of
The Direct Buzz, AirPlay Direct’s monthly magazine. which was another first.


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