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Roger Talley joins the Crossroads Music team

Written by Staff on July 24, 2019 – 6:31 am -

Roger Talley joins the Crossroads Music team

Roger Talley joins the Crossroads Music team

Arden, North Carolina (July 22, 2019) — With years of experience as a producer and awarded Southern Gospel artist with his group, The Talleys, Roger Talley brings his expertise to Crossroads Music as he joins the A&R team with a focus on artists on the Horizon, Sonlite, and Skyland labels.

“I am excited to join the A&R team at Crossroads and thank Chris White and Mickey Gamble for giving me this opportunity. I have worked with them for several years as part of The Talleys and on recording projects by other artists,” says Talley. “I am looking forward to working with the incredible staff and sharing my years of experience in recording and artist development with some of today’s most talented up and coming Southern Gospel artists.”

The Talleys sing in the rain in their "Grab Your Umbrella" video

The Talleys sing in the rain in their
“Grab Your Umbrella” video

Talley, an East Tennessee native, is an accomplished pianist, producer, and arranger. He began playing piano at a young age and joined The Hoppers after graduating from college. After that, he launched The Talleys with his brother Kirk and wife Debra, which took the Southern Gospel industry by storm and became one of the most sought after mixed groups in the genre with their groundbreaking arrangements. The group took a break from touring in 1993, but reformed three years later and now consists of Talley, Debra and their daughter Lauren.

Also known for his work in the recording studio, Talley has produced projects for artists such as Jake Hess, Ivan Parker, The John Hagee Family, The Collingsworth Family, The Kingsmen and Lauren Talley. He’s been awarded for his achievements from the Southern Gospel Music Guild Harmony Honors in 2004 and the SGN Music Awards in 2007 for Producer of the Year. Talley is also instrumental with the Abraham Productions team that puts on some of the largest concert events in the industry (Singing In The Sun and Gatlinburg Gathering).

“I am thrilled we are bringing Roger on to our A&R team. I’ve known Roger since I was a teenager and have always had a great working relationship and friendship with him,” says Crossroads’ Greg Bentley. “As Crossroads focuses on our Horizon-Sonlite-Skyland artists, his knowledge of what can make an artist successful as they grow their ministry will be valuable to many of our upcoming artists as well as our established ones. I also know he is highly looked upon in the Gospel Music industry for his business skills and the way he relates with other artists. Bringing Roger in to work with us will leave no question where Crossroads stands on the future of the Gospel side of the overall music industry.”

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

July 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

July 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

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The Wisecarvers want fans to see the likeness of Christ with “Silhouette”

Written by Staff on August 2, 2018 – 9:35 am -

The Wisecarvers want fans to see the likeness of Christ with "Silhouette"

The Wisecarvers want fans to see the likeness of Christ with “Silhouette”

Arden, NC. (July 30, 2018) – With their upcoming release, Silhouette, The Wisecarvers are stating who they are and how they want to be seen — as the likeness of Jesus. When someone sees silhouettes, they can see there’s a person, but not who it is. This talented family wants you to shift your focus from them to see Jesus through their ministry. Find them on the web here.

From the first note of “Begin With You,” listeners will know Chase, Dustin, Kaila, Tammy and Vince Wisecarver poured their souls into the new album. The songs, all penned by family members except for one, range from the driving sounds of “Love You Still” to the quiet inner perspective of “Potter’s Wheel.” The album closes with the classic “Amazing Grace” featuring authentic vocals and Dustin on harmonica.

The album’s title track and first single, to be released August 3, is an upbeat tune written by Kaila and features Chase with a strong lyric. It reminds us that each day we have the opportunity to be the light in a dark world.

I want You to shine, Like the brightest daylight
Til the world can’t get a glimpse of who I am
I want them to see, You and not me
So the only thing that’s left is just a silhouette
“When You Look At Me” features Kaila with a thought-provoking lyric that carries on the theme of how we are perceived, but this time from God’s point of view. “When You look at me do You see anything that makes You smile?” asking God if we are living a pleasing life in His sight.

Tammy Wisecarver shares, “For months now since we’ve been working on Silhouette, we’ve known that it was something special, something different. As each aspect of the album started coming together, we could feel that God was using these songs in a powerful way in our own lives, and we pray that from the moment folks hear the first note, they feel not only encouraged and uplifted, but challenged to be all that God has planned for them to be and nothing less. All of the Crossroads team worked diligently to make each part of this recording the best it could be and their hard work is evident in the final product! We can’t wait to share it with everyone!”

The Wiscarvers SilhouetteSilhouette will be released September 28 on Skyland Records. Pre-order it HERE.

About The Wisecarvers
Celebrating over a decade in ministry, Dove Award nominated group, The Wisecarvers, are steadily becoming known as one of Christian music’s most dynamic groups. What started as singing a few songs at family reunions and local churches has now blossomed into a worldwide ministry, reaching not only the United States, but into Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Netherlands. This tight knit family has released a steady stream of chart topping singles, including originally penned songs “Just To Save Me,” “Turn Back Time,” “I Need You,” “Falling In Place”, “Plain And Simple”, and Singing News Top 10 radio hits “Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me” and “It Was Jesus!” With songwriting being such a large aspect of the group’s ministry, it allows them to share their personal stories and testimonies. Each member has a unique writing style but enjoys coming together to write as a team, drawing from their individual experiences. The Wisecarvers have been invited to perform as Main Stage Artist at Southern Gospel’s largest gathering, the National Quartet Convention, and at Dolly Parton’s exciting theme park, Dollywood! However, you’ll find them most often at churches across the country, sharing the message that God has laid on their hearts. With a special emphasis on ministering to other families, they have hosted their annual “It’s A Family Thing” Smoky Mountain Weekend Getaway since 2015. The retreat provides a place for not only families, but couples, youth groups and friends to reconnect with each other and refocus on their relationship with Christ. This event has become a staple of their ministry.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Carolina Boys Quartet Renews Recording Contract with Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, Inc

Written by SGN Scoops on September 5, 2012 – 2:56 am -

ARDEN, NC: The Carolina Boys Quartet recently renewed their recording contract with Skyland Records, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, Inc.

Group manager Chuck Lowe stated: “The Carolina Boys are proud to re-sign with Skyland, and are honored to be a part of the Crossroads family. We’re excited about our new project, and are grateful for the opportunity to work with the great staff at Crossroads. God has blessed our ministry in so many ways, and our association with Crossroads is one of those many blessings!”

Crossroads Studio Manager Jeff Collins added: “It has always been a pleasure in being a part of this South Carolina based quartet. Chuck Lowe and all the guys are always fun to be around, ready and eager to do whatever is asked of them. We’re excited to play a part in their continued growth and musical journey, and pray for much success in the Carolina Boys’ future!”

The Carolina Boys Quartet’s album Truly Blessed will be available in retail and digital outlets on September 18th.

 

IMAGE CAPTION – LEFT TO RIGHT – Stephen Jewell, Chuck Lowe, Joe Trusty, Producer Jeff Collins, Patrick Campbell

 

 

About the Carolina Boys Quartet:

The Carolina Boys Quartet is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music and personal testimony. Based in Anderson, South Carolina, they are a band of Christian brothers who hold high the mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world.


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Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing launches Skyland Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2011 – 11:23 am -

Arden, NC – November 28, 2011 – Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, a recognized leader in the Southern Gospel industry, is launching Skyland Records. Skyland will offer emerging Southern Gospel artists access to Crossroads’ award-winning studio production team, professional marketing and radio promotion, and worldwide physical and digital music distribution.

Skyland A&R Representative Jeff Collins says, “Skyland Records focuses on helping tomorrow’s top artists move to new levels in their music ministry. In order to build a presence in the marketplace, you have to have the right production, promotion, and distribution. Skyland will help artists build a viable music ministry with these three crucial elements.”

The first Skyland release, Tell the Story by Vintage Quartet (Archdale, NC), releases on December 20, 2011. Their first radio single, “I’m Gonna Tell the Story,” releases to radio this month.


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