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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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Rod Burton’s “Son of Man’s Man” Reaches Top 40

Written by Scoops Staff on May 2, 2011 – 8:32 am -

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – (April 27, 2011) – National recording artist Rod Burton’s latest single recently became the popular vocalist’s latest Top 40 single.

The song, titled “Son of Man’s Man,” debuted at #35 on the April 18, 2011 issue of the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart – the Southern Gospel industry’s most recognized weekly chart.

“I am so excited to see how God has been using this song,” mentioned Rod Burton. “This is a song that so many men can relate to, and I’m so happy that radio has picked up on it and that the fans have enjoyed it as well!”

“Son of Man’s Man” is the debut single from Rod’s latest recording – The Difference. “Son of Man’s Man” was written by industry veteran and singer/songwriter/comedienne Sue Duffield specifically for Rod’s latest project.

Rod released his debut recording for New Hope Music Productions – The Difference – last year.  The Difference was produced by Grammy-winning engineer Adrian Payne and co-produced by Rod’s longtime friend and talented session musician Jason Webb. This recording is the first release for the newly formed New Hope Music Productions – a recording company opened by Burton and Darrell Webb last year.

The Difference is now available to purchase online or at live events.  For more information on the new recording, visit http://www.rodburtonmusic.com . Fans are encouraged to visit Rod’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RodBurtonMusic .


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Children’s Christian Choir – Song Submission

Written by Scoops Staff on April 14, 2011 – 11:35 am -

Song Placement Opportunity

Dates: Wednesday, April 13th – Thursday, June 1st 2011
Location: Jessica Ford & Children’s Christian Choir ~ Christmas Alubm
Submissions Open: Submissions are open now!
Submissions Close: Fri June 1st 2011
Submission Fee: $0.00


Jessica Ford & Children’s Christian Choir is Non Profit 501(c)3 A.C.T. Intl and is looking for songs for Ministry and to outreach for the Christmas season. These songs are for recordings and live performances, a benefit album that will be sold for the Christmas Season (November – December 31st). Jessica Ford and Children’s Christian Choir “C3″ are offering you the opportunity to be a part of this one-of-a-kind compilation. This is your chance to be included on a compilation and be involved in a much needed Ministry effort and outreach.

If your song is selected, C3 will message you through your email and will ask that you sign a royalty waiver form. Then ask that you submit the selected song in a MP3 format. This MP3 must be of master quality (even if it’s not mastered). Faith based Christmas Songs and Christian Songs will be accepted and you must own the rights to your song. You will also have the opportunity to gift merchandise like signed CD’s and gain notoriety and awareness to you as a songwriter/Publishing Company. You will receive CD’s to give away as an extra incentive to raise funds and have credits.

We will contact the selected songwriters and receive the proper MP3 file along with the backing tracks. You will receive the paperwork so please check your inbox as often as possible once your song has been selected.

We request that any selected songwriters tweets/blogs/posts on Facebook, or otherwise lets their fans know about this compilation and great cause. C3 will provide sample copy and information for anyone who would like it.

To learn more about Children’s Christian Choir, click the links below

How do I increase my chances of being selected?

Syncing your Facebook and MySpace pages to our website http://www.ChildrensChristianChoir.com and http://www.LetFreedomSingTour.com page and adding  us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ChildrensChristianChoir will boost your Fan Totals instantly. Also, providing us with background tracks for your demo is a huge plus and will increase your chances of being selected. None of this is mandatory of course, but showing the Talent Buyer more about you is always a plus.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Let-Freedom-Sing-Tour/168627059845436

http://www.facebook.com/jessicafordfans

Email: childrenschristianchoir@gmail.com


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Eighth Day Continues Winning Streak at Radio with “May I Never Get Over the Cross”

Written by Scoops Staff on March 29, 2011 – 8:34 am -

New Single Cracks AGM Top 10 and Singing News Top 40

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – (March 28, 2011) – Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Day continues their winning streak at radio this month with their latest single “May I Never Get Over the Cross.”

“May I Never Get Over the Cross,” the group’s fifth single from the highly acclaimed Everything Holy recording, recently cracked the Top 10 of the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart and will jump to #36 on the upcoming May 2011 issue of the Singing News Top 40 Chart.

“This is such great news for our ministry,” responded Scott Robinson of Eighth Day. “Radio has been so good to us over the last few years, and we are so thankful for their support. This song is a great ministry tool for us, and I’m so happy to see that radio has taken to the song as well.”

“May I Never Get Over the Cross” was released to radio earlier this year through Spin-N-Motion Promotions.

Eighth Day was recently honored with news that they were named as one of the 20 most played artists of 2010. According to AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com), Eighth Day ranked #14 on the Top 20 Most Played Artists of 2010 list – in between mainstays and hit makers The Isaacs and The Bowling Family. The list was compiled by the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart year-end figures.

More information on Eighth Day can be found at http://www.eighthdaymusic.com.


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Leipers Fork Bluegrass sends Merry Christmas wish with Song

Written by Scoops Staff on December 8, 2010 – 1:18 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Leipers Fork Bluegrass has experienced a very successful year, from being showcased in the IBMA, to criss-crossing the country, landing new performing contracts, top nominations in industry awards for 2010, to signing with Homeland Entertainment group.

The men are now sending out Keep Your Eyes on Jesus with well wishes to fans and friends for a Merry Christmas.

The popular group consists of five musicians who carry off the Bluegrass tradition with smooth four-part harmony and their sought-after acoustic sound. Leipers Fork Bluegrass released their first all Gospel CD entitled Rough Side of the Mountain in 2007, and the second CD, entitled My Ole Susabell, was released March 2008. Other popular CD’s have been released and enjoyed by fans everywhere. In addition, the group was picked up by Homeland Entertainment Group and the new CD and DVD project will be distributed nationally through the company. The group is also to be a part of the record company’s Homeland Gospel cruise in 2011. The group’s, The Farmer Song, was chosen to be aired at Six Flags Theme Parks throughout the US and Canada and will reach over 25 million listeners.
The group was organized in 2005 by Buddy Jones of Columbia, TN. Latest edition to the group is fiddle player, Zeke Dawson, who has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for a number of years and performed and traveled with such artists as The Stoneman Family, Ray Price, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, and many more. The group has committed to uplifting their talents to the honor and glory of God and hope to bring a blessing to all those who hear their music.

For more info on Leipers Fork Bluegrass: Booking Agent & Publicity:  www.EHA-Nashville.com
or Buddy Jones: heartland1@charter.net


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The Goodwins celebrate second #1 song

Written by Scoops Staff on December 3, 2010 – 6:55 am -

Poca,WV (Nov 29, 2010) The Goodwins were pleased to find out this week that their latest single,”Revival Medley”, came in at #1 on the popular Southern Gospel Times Top 40 chart for the week ending 11/27/10. The Southern Gospel Times is currently the only industry chart that is 100% fan voted. This new song from The Goodwins is their fourth consecutive charting single since the group returned to the road in 2008, and makes their second #1 song on the SGT chart. One of their past singles entitled, “Jesus Died Like A Man”, debuted at #1 In June 2009, and held that position for 4 straight weeks.
The Goodwins have been singing & ministering for almost 30 years. They are well known for their original songs written by lead singer, Martha Goodwin-Drake. She has penned songs like “That’s My Boy” (recorded by The Wilburns / 2000), “The Walk”, “Amen Corner”,  “Jesus Died Like A Man” & countless others. Many of her songs have been recorded by several well known SG artists.
The Goodwins anticipate a new radio single from their upcoming new CD to ship to radio in late January 2011.
For more information on the ministry and music of The Goodwins, visit them online at www.thegoodwinsmusic.com.
For radio inquiries contact Pathlight Promotions  and Media Group via their website at www.pathlightpromotions.com

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Telestials Donate Proceeds from Christmas Song Downloads to Toys For Tots

Written by Scoops Staff on November 30, 2010 – 10:49 am -

Nashville, TN- Long time Southern Gospel group, The Telestials are donating the download proceeds from their new Christmas song “(Christmas Is) My Favorite Time of Year” to Toys for Tots. The song, written by group member Caleb Brown, has been released to radio and is only available through download. You can download the song at www.telestials.com The song is also available through cdbaby, itunes, etc.

The song was recorded by Ron Fairchild (Oak Ridge Boys, Crabb Revival, Adam & Amanda Crabb, Restless Heart) and features a 16 person children’s choir from Eastern Tennessee. By downloading this song you are helping the Telestials to fulfill a child’s Christmas dream, a child that might otherwise be forgotten.

(Christmas Is) My Favorite Time of Year is being promoted to radio by www.spin-n-motion.com. For more information about The Telestials you may visit their website at www.telestials.com or call their ministry office at (615) 847-3660 The Telestials can also be found on Facebook.


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2nd Generation’s “I’ll Not Fear the Crossing” Impacts Radio This Week

Written by Scoops Staff on June 3, 2010 – 3:28 pm -

OAK GROVE, Ark.  – Diamond Award nominated trio 2nd Generation continues to make their impact at Southern Gospel radio. This week, the group’s new single, “I’ll Not Fear the Crossing,” will hit program director’s desks.

“We are so excited about releasing ‘I’ll Not Fear the Crossing’ to Southern Gospel radio,” mentioned Elaine Parks of 2nd Generation. “This song always goes over very well in live settings, and we believe that radio will love this song!”

“I’ll Not Fear the Crossing” is the fourth single from the group’s breakthrough recording I See a City. The song was penned by Dove Award-winning songwriter Gerald Crabb. The song was released this month through Rhonda Thompson Promotions and is the follow-up to the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 20 smash hit “The Blood Covered It All.”

Chris Unthank, program director for the award-winning SouthernSpinRadio.com said, “2nd Generation has remained a hit with our listeners since their first single a couple years ago. ‘I’ll Not Fear the Crossing’ is an immediate add for us. This group knows how to pick the right songs!”

Fans continue to respond to the music of 2nd Generation on Southern Gospel radio.  The group’s last single, “The Blood Covered It All,” recently reached the #1 spot on the popular SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart.  “The Blood Covered It All” is the second single from the popular trio to reach the top spot.  Last year, the group saw “Feel the Joy” take the #1 spot as well.  In addition to the SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart, that single from the group charted on the Singing News Top 80 (#56) and AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart (#14).

2nd Generation was recently greeted with news that they have received their first Diamond Award nomination. The nominees were announced last month in the May 2010 issue of SGN Scoops Digital, and 2nd Generation was nominated for the Sunrise Award.  The Sunrise Award honors up and coming artists in the Gospel music community.

The group is currently preparing to enter the studio to record their third album.  More information on that process will be released at a later date.

For more information on 2nd Generation – visit http://www.2ndgenerationministries.com.

You can also find out more information about the group on their MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/2generation.  The group’s ShoutLife can be found at http://www.shoutlife.com/2ndgeneration.


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JIMMY NEEDHAM’S NIGHTLIGHTS BECOMES RECORD BREAKING PROJECT DEBUTING AT #9 ON CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN COMBINED ALBUM CHART AND #1 ON DIGITAL ALBUMS CHART

Written by Scoops Staff on May 29, 2010 – 8:32 am -

The Project’s First Single, “Yours To Take,” Is The Highest Debut This Week At #23 On The Christian AC Indicator Chart

Nashville, TN (May 26, 2010) —- It’s been a whirlwind of activity for singer/songwriter Jimmy Needham around the release date of his third project, Nightlights. The project’s street date was May 18, 2010 and immediately the album sent fans into the stores and online to buy a copy. For the first time in his career, Needham debuted at #9 on the Contemporary Christian Combined Album Chart with sales that doubled his first two releases.  At the same time, Nightlights reached the #1 position on the Digital Album charts.

After the success of Needham’s first two projects, expectations were high for the development of this artist and Needham did not disappoint his fans, radio or media.  CCM magazine proclaims, The growth curve climbed exactly as imagined…the Houston native’s progression continues at the same impressive rate as before on Nightlights. Radio is also responding to Needham’s first single from the album, “Yours To Take,” as it’s the highest debut this week at #23 on the Christian AC Indicator chart.

“Jimmy has truly become an artist whose staying power continues to rise with each new release,” says Andrew Patton, GM/VP of Label Operations, Inpop Records.  “The growth in sales and continued strong radio airplay shows the consumer base responding and growing with each record.  Just spend a few minutes listening to fan comments on the social sites or through digital outlets, and you’ll see for yourself the impact his songs and artistry is having on people.”

Nightlights was produced by Calvin Turner (Marc Broussard) and features twelve new songs written or co-written by Needham, with the thirteenth song being a remake of the pop classic, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You).”  Millions of fans were treated to a live performance of the new tunes during a worldwide broadcast of Needham’s CD release party in The Woodlands, TX.   An upcoming feature in the Houston Chronicle will feature the concert in an artist profile of Needham on May 28th. Needham was in Nashville this week to perform “Yours To Take” live on Nashville’s Fox 17 TN Mornings and then taped “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” on WSMV’s Better Nashville. The show will air on May 28th.  The following week, Needham has several interviews on tap that includes Lifeway’s Stand Firm Magazine, The Christian Manifesto and CMAddict.com.

Photo ID (left to right): Shane Tallant, co-host, TN Mornings; Jimmy Needham; Kelly Sutton, co-host TN Mornings


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Kris Miller’s Tribute to Fathers

Written by Scoops Staff on May 29, 2010 – 8:15 am -

Kris Miller released her new song “I’m listening now” in time for Father’s day. It’s a lovely tribute from her heart to Fathers everywhere. It expresses a child’s gratitude, who finally realizes the wisdom and love that their Dad has given them all through the years. It’s amazing how much smarter they get as we grow up.

Kris and the well known songwriter Marc A. Barnette wrote this song together. It has won many awards already including 1st place in the prestigious ICM award songwriting contest last Oct. and 1st place at the North American Country Music International Awards for co/writing.

Kris’ songwriting has become recognized all through the music industry as being truly inspirational. “I feel the Lord has us go through so many trials and tribulations in this life, along with wonderful and miraculous experiences, to know that as a loving Father, He’s always there to guide us and protect us. We just have to listen to Him. You can understand something intellectually but when you’re put in a tough situation it’s the feelings in your heart that actually make it real. I’m sure a lot of people can sympathize with those in Nashville and other places that have in one day, lost everything, but when it happens to you and suddenly you’re standing there with absolutely nothing, you truly know you’re in the hands of God!

Kris Miller, Multi-Award Singer songwriter, reigning 2 year ICM Songwriting Contest 1st and this year 2nd place also, has in the last few months Kris gone home with more awards:

Most Played New Gospel Selection “God Knows”, played on “One on One & Gospel Classics Syndicated Radio Ministries.  She also won the 2010 Co-Songwriter of the Year Adult New Country, Miller and Weaver for “The Keys” and 2010 Most Promising Co-songwriter of the year Adult New Country, Miller/Dixon, through the North American Country Music International Awards.  Kris, has a song on hold with Daywind right now. Also several new single song contracts. If you are looking for Award winning songs ask Kris J

DJ”S if you don’t have this song yet please email kris@krismillermusic.com


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