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Sisters and New Covenant Trio on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on February 13, 2012 – 10:50 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are Sisters and New Covenant Trio. The Feature Group is The California Melody Boys, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Ken and Jean visit the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, to hear The Ascension Quartet sing. Jean reviews a new CD by Revelation, and the show features singing by Paul’s Journey and a vintage video by Gold City. The latest edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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Rob Patz Of SGNScoops Magazine Talks With Sisters

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 4, 2012 – 2:29 pm -


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Christmas in September theme set for Tuesday, September 13th at the NQC

Written by SGN Scoops on July 11, 2011 – 12:50 pm -

Tuesday, September 13th at NQC will be “Christmas in September” at NQC.  The day will start with a special “Christmas Morning” program at 8:30 a.m. hosted by Greater Vision and featuring Legacy Five, The Kingdom Heirs, Brian Free & Assurance, Sisters & Karen Peck & New River.  The Christmas theme will carry through the entire day and conclude with a special Christmas finale that evening.  It should be a lot of fun. Be sure to visit the website and become a fan of our Facebook fan page to keep up with all the latest news about NQC.


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Hosts Announced for 2011 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 8, 2011 – 11:42 am -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (March 7, 2011) – The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) are proud to announce the hosts for the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration. Hosting the Awards Celebration this year are Devin McGlamery and Madison Easter.

Devin McGlamery
is no stranger to fans of Gospel Music. He is currently the lead vocalist of Dove Award nominees for Artist of the Year and Group of the Year Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Devin has received his first Absolutely Gospel Music Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year this year and with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is nominated for an additional six awards in this year’s program.

Madison Easter
is a beloved musician who travels with his family group – Jeff & Sheri Easter. Easter’s brand of humor has made him a popular individual on social networks and within the Southern Gospel community. Madison was awarded Musician of the Year at last year’s program and is nominated for the award again this year. Easter also co-hosted the Awards Celebration last year with Mike Bowling and Sonya Isaacs Yeary.

“We are so excited about our hosts for this year’s program,” mentioned Deon Unthank, administrator for AbsolutelyGospel.com. “Both of these guys have their pulse on what is happening in the world around us, and I know they will breathe a breath of fresh air into this year’s program! What an exciting night it will be for everyone!”

Performers for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration include Jeff & Sheri Easter, Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, The Bowling Family, The Nelons, Sisters, The Dunaways, Beyond the Ashes, Crawford Crossing, Crystal River, and the Mystery Men Quartet.

Additional performers and hosts are still being confirmed and will be announced at a later date.

The date for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration is Tuesday, April 12, 2011.  The event will again take place at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennesse and is free to the public.  The awards program will start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

As far as nominations go, the Gaither Vocal Band landed a stellar nine nominations this year, more than any other artist. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Bowling Family each earned eight nods. Following behind those artists were The Perrys, Dove Brothers, Triumphant Quartet, and Booth Brothers with seven nominations apiece.  Brian Free & Assurance and The Freemans both landed six nominations.  Three artists received five nominations – The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River and The Greenes.

Jeff & Sheri Easter and Legacy Five both earned four nominations, while several artists received double mentions, including Jason Crabb, The Dunaways, The Nelons, Beyond the Ashes, Crawford Crossing, Sisters, Gordon Mote, the Talley Trio, and Greater Vision.

Songwriter, producer and Signature Sound’s pianist Wayne Haun earned the most individual nominations for his work during 2010. Producer Lari Goss earned seven. Earning four individual nominations were 2010’s Male Vocalist of the Year Michael English and producer Ricky Free. McCray Dove, Marty Funderburk, Kyle Matthews, Dianne Wilkinson, Bill Gaither, and Mike Bowling all landed three individual nominations for their work in 2010.

The Pacesetter Award is awarded to any artist, individual, or organization which has shown great strides in the industry and has raised the bar for others. This year’s nominees for the 2011 Pacesetter are last year’s winner the Branson Gospel Music Convention, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band, digital news outlet SGN Scoops Digital, and syndicated radio program This Week In Gospel Music with Mickey Bell.

For a full list of nominees, visit AbsolutelyGospel.com.

More information on the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration will be forthcoming, including additional performers, sponsors, etc.


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First List of Performers Announced for 2011 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 28, 2011 – 1:03 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (February 28, 2011) – The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) are proud to announce the first list of performers for the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration.

Performers for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration include Jeff & Sheri Easter, Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, The Bowling Family, The Nelons, Sisters, The Dunaways, Beyond the Ashes, Crawford Crossing, Crystal River, and the Mystery Men Quartet.

Additional performers and hosts are still being confirmed and will be announced at a later date.

Deon Unthank of AbsolutelyGospel.com said, “We’ve gotten such great feedback over the years about our awards program, and we are so excited that so many wonderful artists have once again agreed to be a part of the show this year. We can’t wait to honor our music again this coming April!”

The date for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration is Tuesday, April 12, 2011.  The event will again take place at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennesse and is free to the public.  The awards program will start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

As far as nominations go, the Gaither Vocal Band landed a stellar nine nominations this year, more than any other artist. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Bowling Family each earned eight nods. Following behind those artists were The Perrys, Dove Brothers, Triumphant Quartet, and Booth Brothers with seven nominations apiece.  Brian Free & Assurance and The Freemans both landed six nominations.  Three artists received five nominations – The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River and The Greenes.

Jeff & Sheri Easter and Legacy Five both earned four nominations, while several artists received double mentions, including Jason Crabb, The Dunaways, The Nelons, Beyond the Ashes, Crawford Crossing, Sisters, Gordon Mote, the Talley Trio, and Greater Vision.

Songwriter, producer and Signature Sound’s pianist Wayne Haun earned the most individual nominations for his work during 2010. Producer Lari Goss earned seven. Earning four individual nominations were 2010’s Male Vocalist of the Year Michael English and producer Ricky Free. McCray Dove, Marty Funderburk, Kyle Matthews, Dianne Wilkinson, Bill Gaither, and Mike Bowling all landed three individual nominations for their work in 2010.

The Pacesetter Award is awarded to any artist, individual, or organization which has shown great strides in the industry and has raised the bar for others. This year’s nominees for the 2011 Pacesetter are last year’s winner the Branson Gospel Music Convention, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band, digital news outlet SGN Scoops Digital, and syndicated radio program This Week In Gospel Music with Mickey Bell.

For a full list of nominees, visit AbsolutelyGospel.com.

More information on the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration will be forthcoming, including hosts, additional performers, and sponsors, etc.


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Vocal Trio, Sisters, Sing At Prestigious Washington D.C. Media Dinner

Written by Scoops Staff on February 11, 2010 – 9:06 am -

Hendersonville, TN (February 11, 2010) – Daywind Records artist, Sisters, recently sang at a prestigious media dinner in Washington D.C.  They were invited by syndicated columnist and Fox News analyst, Cal Thomas.

The opportunity came as a result of Thomas seeing a performance from Sisters on Facebook.  The impact led him to offer the invitation to them to sing at the dinner. They were then asked to attend the National Prayer Breakfast the following morning. The President, Vice-President, and Prime Minister of Spain were in attendance.

Group member, Heather Ruppe Day, shared, “It was an incredible honor for Sisters to be a part of these events. We’ve seen many of these reporters and government representatives on television, so to stand before them and sing was very humbling.  The prayer breakfast was equally amazing. We met some wonderful people and look forward to what God is going to bring about as a result of this opportunity.”

The video clip seen by Thomas can be found on YouTube.com: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmUGekcTuLM

Sisters are currently in the studio, recording a brand new CD for Daywind Records.  Their debut single, “Mercy Leads Us Home,” is impacting radio now.

For more information on Sisters, visit sistersmusic.org. For more information on all the talented artists at Daywind, visit daywindrecords.com.

Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. In addition to Sisters, Daywind is home to such great artists as Austins Bridge, Karen Peck & New River, and Greater Vision, among others.

Photo: (l to r): Kim Ruppe Lord, Cal Thomas (syndicated columnist and Fox News analyst), Heather Ruppe Day, and Valerie Ruppe


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