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Michael Davis & Associates Welcomes the Jay Stone Singers To Their Mountain Top Talent Roster

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 21, 2014 – 9:46 am -

Jay Stone Singers

Jay Stone Singers

Waynesville, NC – Michael Davis & Associates is excited to welcome the Jay Stone Singers to their Mountain Top Talent roster.  

The group, which was formed nearly 40 years ago in 1976, has evolved into a fresh family ministry which includes Bobby Carter (dad), Sharona (mom and one of the original members of the group), and their two children, Stone and Emma.
Sharona started singing with her family at age 11.  She, along with her husband, Bobby (who also began singing and playing with his family at age 11), are blessed to continue the tradition of positive, uplifting Christian ministry with their children, Stone and Emma. The entire family is not only talented at singing; each are accomplished musicans, playing a variety of instruments.
Bobby Carter shares, “We are so excited about the brand new doors of opportunity that God is blessing our family with.  It’s an honor to be joining Mountain Top Talent and the Michael Davis & Associates family. We are honored to have them represent our scheduling opportunities. Our focus and goal is to share the wonderful story of God’s love through family, music, and faith! We look forward to seeing old friends and making many new ones along this journey!”
President and CEO of Michael Davis & Associates, Michael Davis, expresses, “Having known this Godly family for many years, I am very excited to have the privilege of representing the Jay Stone Singers in their excellent music ministry.”
To learn more about the Jay Stone Singers and hear a sampling of their music, go to
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To learn more about the Mountain Top Talent family of artists, visit
To learn more about all of the artists who call Michael Davis & Associates home, visit
The following companies make up the family of stellar talent agencies of Michael Davis & Associates-
* Dominion Agency
* Adoration Agency
* Mountain Top Talent
* Blue Ridge Artist Agency
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1277
Waynesville, NC 28786

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August 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 6, 2014 – 12:11 pm -

August 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Here it is, the middle of Summer and we have so much to share with you, we can’t hardly stand it! So take a deep breath and your glass of sweet tea and enjoy the August edition of SGN Scoops!

This month we have to share with you the cover story of Brian Free and Assurance and how this group with very different backgrounds have come together to produce such wonderful music. If you like their new release, “Say Amen!” as much as I do, you are really going to enjoy this feature.
Artist features include the Chuck Wagon Gang by Marcie Gray, Marty Raybon by Dan Duncan, the Drummond Family by Tina Wakefield, the Hoskins Family by Sandi Duncan Clark and Kelly Nelon Clark talks about acting in the Dancer with Lorraine Walker. Erin Stevens talks to Levi Bowman and Angela Griffin reviews concerts with Guy Penrod, the Nelons and the Collingsworth Family. While we are on the subject of families, Melissa Wright writes about the popular Bowling Family!
Also inside the covers are thoughtful articles by Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark, Sherry Anne and Jennifer Campbell. Laurette Willis brings another edition of her fitness column and David Staton asks us again if we can handle the truth.
Vonda Easley introduces us to DJ Alan Butler, Rob Patz quizes Sharron Kay King, Lynn Mills covers another amazing concert event and Hannah Webb talks about being a part of the American Bible Challenge. Hannah Webb, Dan Duncan and Melissa Wright are our newest writers and I know you will enjoy their contributions.

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DMG Concerts Division bursts on to the scene with the announcement of a three-day event for male quartet fans at The Greenbrier Resort

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 1, 2014 – 3:10 pm -

DMG Concerts

DMG Concerts

(Hendersonville, TN – August 1, 2014) Daywind Music is excited to announce the birth of a separate division of its operation, Daywind Music Group (DMG) Concerts.

The purpose of the new division is to promote Southern Gospel music through elite concert events.

“Our mission at Daywind is to reach people through great Christian music,” explains Daywind Records vice president and A & R director Scott Godsey. “We have launched DMG Concerts to connect Southern Gospel fans with their favorite artists at unique events. How the music is delivered continues to progressively change due to advancements in technology. We have launched DMG Concerts to deliver music directly to the fans in person. This new division of Daywind Music Group could best be described as a boutique promotions company. We will focus on special, multi-day events and see what doors open for us.”

The first major event for DMG Concerts will be the Greenbrier Quartet Festival, which will be held from March 9-11, 2015, at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. The Greenbrier – which is an award-winning, four-star, luxury resort that is commonly referred to as America’s resort – attempts to combine the graciousness of the past with the exceptional comforts of today.

The Greenbrier Quartet Festival is expected to be an annual event. The 2015 festival will include some of the industry’s elite male quartets, including the Blackwood Brothers, Brian Free and Assurance, Gold City, the Guardians Quartet, the Kingsmen, Legacy Five, Tribute and Triumphant. Bass singer Gene McDonald and tenor singer Jay Parrack will also be performing during the four-session event.

“You don’t want to miss this inaugural event,” emphasizes Godsey. “We hope that this will only be the first of many memorable events that DMG Concerts is able to deliver.”

Additional DMG Concerts events will be announced in the near future.

For more information on the Greenbrier Quartet Festival or to order tickets, visit or call 1-800-635-9581.

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 30, 2014 – 1:38 pm -



(Madison, NC) July 30, 2014GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members, The Hoppers, are excited to announce their A Night To Remember Tour in select cities during August 2014. The legendary group is partnering with talent agent and tour producer Israel Berry, President/CEO of The Berry Agency to present these special evenings.

Filled with music from America’s favorite family along with a choir (in select cities), special moments throughout the concert and special guest Karlye Hopper (Dean & Kim’s daughter), this is an evening designed for the entire family.
“We’re looking forward to sharing a ‘Night to Remember’ with our friends this August,” shares Dean Hopper. “It’s a special treat to perform with Karlye, our daughter, and I know the audiences will enjoy the special surprises we have in store.”
Partnering with The Berry Agency’s Israel Berry was an important piece of the puzzle in securing these concert dates and venues. “I’ve admired The Hoppers for so many years,” stated Israel Berry. “To be able to partner with them to bring this evening to audiences is a special treat. It’s going to be great!”
Tour dates for the A Night To Remember tour can be found at as well as their regularly scheduled appearances.
Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers – known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music – have been singing to global audiences for over 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land near the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.
In 2012, the group was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame alongside Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, Love Song, Rex Humbard, and Dallas Holm.
Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Dean and his wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, in addition to numerous industry and fan honors; and she has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean’s wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, The Greenes.  She is noted for the excitement she brings to any live performance, and her unmistakable, rafter-ringing soprano vocals have taken The Hoppers to new heights for many years.
The Hoppers are celebrating over 5 DECADES of music excellence – don’t miss this chance to catch America’s favorite family of Gospel music, THE HOPPERS!
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A Night To Remember Tour Dates (All other tour dates located at
Laurel Springs Baptist
Deep Gap
New Life Community Church
Ridgecrest Baptist
Concord Baptist Church
Jefferson City
Miner Baptist Church
First Baptist/Venue Crowder Clge
First Baptist Church

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Mark Trammell Quartet Homecoming August 1 -3

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 28, 2014 – 12:03 pm -

Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell Quartet Homecoming

Find Out More Information About The Mark Trammell Quartet Homecoming Here

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Hope’s Journey Anniversary Sing

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 27, 2014 – 12:48 pm -

Hope's Journey

Hope’s Journey


Find Out More Information About Hope’s Journey Here

If you have facebook, you may have seen some chatter about Hope’s Journey’s upcoming Anniversary Sing!  It will take place at the Heflin Parks and Recreation Center in beautiful Heflin, Alabama. The event is set for August 23, 2014 at 6 pm. Doors will open at 5. All times are CST.

“We are so excited to have Josh and Ashley Franks back again this year and also The Steeles, states Vonda Easley, the group leader.”

Vonda and Jeff Steele have written many songs such as “Listen to my Heart”, “We’re All Human”, Ava’s Song”, and the Steeles most recent radio single…….”Eternally.”

No ticket is needed for this event, however a love offering will be received.


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Hope’s Journey Anniversary Sing August 23rd

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 9, 2014 – 9:17 am -

Hope Journey

Hope Journey

Hope’s Journey Anniversary Sing August 23rd Find More Info Here

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The Bowling Family In Concert This Week

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 23, 2014 – 12:32 pm -

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The Collingsworth Family as they recorded not one, but two live videos in Spartanburg, SC

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 1, 2014 – 9:19 am -

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The Talleys and Tribute announce the debut of the “Good News! He’s Alive!” Tour in 2015

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 27, 2014 – 1:43 pm -

talleystributeNashville, TN – (May 27th, 2014) The iconic Talleys have enjoyed many years at the forefront of gospel music, with 11 number one singles, while Tribute is one of the most exciting, dynamic new groups seen in many years. They are quickly making their mark in the gospel music world with their number one hit, “Good News From Jerusalem.” This tour will combine the best of both artists and feature some unique, crowd-pleasing collaborations, including partnerships with church choirs.

“Anytime we get together with the Tribute guys, we know we’re gonna laugh and have fun,” Roger Talley grins. “The 2 groups compliment each other well and that allows us to do some very creative things with music and media.”

Gary Casto says, “We are alike in our minds and hearts when it comes to the message in our music, so I think it’s just natural to come together for this tour. I’m expecting God to do great things!”

To bring the “Good News! He’s Alive!” Tour to your area, contact the Harper Agency at 615-851-4500.

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