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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 3, 2014 – 10:11 am -

MARK LOWRY 8X10Atlanta, GA – Christian music concert promoter, CNS Entertainment has announced plans to host an exciting Winter concert event, featuring popular Christian comedian, singer, songwriter, Mark Lowry, and special guests, The Nelons and The LeFevre Quartet. This exciting evening will take place at the Trinity Baptist Church, located at 800 Hammond Drive in Jacksonville, FL, on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00pm.

Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of Gospel music and beyond. His legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry and think. Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century.  This captivating song, which he co-wrote with Buddy Greene, has been recorded more than 400 times by artists from every genre. Mark has spent more than 20 collective years with the Grammy-award-winning Gaither Vocal Band serving as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick for Bill Gaither through live concert tours and the best-selling Gaither Homecoming video series and television airings (now more than 150 volumes strong). A deep thinker and student of theology with an outrageous sense of humor, Mark’s life work includes a long list of recordings and DVDs reflecting a wide range of influences. Mark’s on-stage antics and music will, no doubt, delight all those attending this exciting evening.

For three decades, The Nelons have been bridging the traditional sounds of Southern Gospel with contemporary Nelons 2011 Ainfluences that inspire listeners of all ages. The group, who has enjoyed much success as a part of the prestigious Gaither Homecoming Tour and Video Series, continues to cross generational gaps, presenting rich harmonies that have been embraced by audiences from all walks of life.

The LeFevre name has been synonomous with Gospel Music for the past century. In 1921, the original LeFevre Trio began traveling and singing across the country and set the standard for quality and professionalism in what would become known as Southern Gospel Music. For decades, the LeFevres blazed new trails in Gospel Music turning out songs and singers that would become legendary. Today, the LeFevre name is stronger than ever. The LeFevre Quartet has received numerous award nominations and honors and delights audiences night after night with their smooth, rich harmony as the Quartet continue the tradition of the LeFevre family heritage.
This Winter concert event will be one the entire family will enjoy, and will provide a wonderful way to kick off the new year. Make plans now to join Mark Lowry, The Nelons and The Lefevre Quartet at the Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, on January 30 at 7:00pm. Complete information is available online at Tickets may also be purchased by calling 800-965-9324

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Brand New Concert Event Comes To Branson Missouri, Spring 2014

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 17, 2013 – 3:03 pm -

OzaekGospelMusicConventionCoverStory1Branson Mo (September 17, 2013) – A fabulous new Gospel music event will be held in Branson, Missouri this coming Spring. The Ozark Gospel Music Convention will be held May 5, 6 and 7, 2014 at The Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center. Admission is free and all Gospel music fans are encouraged to make their vacation plans now.

The Ozark Gospel Music Convention will be hosted by partners Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Music Group and publisher of SGN Scoops, award-winning Gospel soloist Ava Kasich and well-known industry personality, Jonathan Edwards. The fourth member of the team spear-heading this festival is Donnie Williamson, of Gospel music’s family group, The Williamsons.

Jonathan Edwards, who will be also be singing at the Convention with his trio, Faith’s Journey, says, “I am thrilled about having some of the best artist in Southern Gospel music coming to an event in Branson. I am looking forward to the music the ministry and the fellowship during these three days.” Ava Kasich is also anticipating a wonderful celebration of music. “I am so honored to be a part of The Ozark Gospel Music Convention and to be associated with such a great group of Christian folks!” says Kasich.

Donnie Williamson is already working hard with the team on events surrounding the Convention. “Well, what can I say? I am so excited for The Williamsons to be part of the Ozark Gospel Music Convention. The most beautiful music in the world – Gospel – will be performed at the most beautiful place in the world, Branson, Missouri. This will be the perfect opportunity to make the family part of a fun filled three days that will create a lifetime of memories.” Williamson continues, “Several of the finest groups in the Midwest will be performing along with great chapel services and other activities. And, there will be plenty of time available to see the wonderful sights of the Ozarks while there.”

Rob Patz is thrilled to be partnering with this group of artists to present the OGMC.“Our team came together with a common goal, to present Gospel music to as many people as possible in one of the most beautiful spots in the U.S. We want to present three days of entertainment, ministry and fellowship, all for free and all to glorify the name of Christ,” says Patz. “Come be with us on May 5 through 7 in the land of the Ozarks!”

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Former Members of the Mid South Boys and MidSouth Reunite for a Cause

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 11, 2013 – 5:55 am -

MidsouthMake your plans to be with all of the former members of the Mid South Boys and MidSouth as they “Reunite for a Cause!” Robby McGee, Bobby Bowen, Donnie Lewis, Rick Francis, Tony Turner, Joe Cook, Kent Humphrey and Jason Humphrey and will reunite for a special evening of Gospel Music!

When: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30pm (Central Time)

Where: Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee (Nashville)
Cornerstone Church is located at 726 W. Old Hickory Blvd. in Madison, Tennessee (Nashville).
Take I-65, north of Nashville to Exit 92 (Old Hickory Blvd. exit).

VIP Seating Available! (First Come, First Served.)

We’re going to reserve a special VIP section up front for the first 100 folks that request them, of course we are going to take care of our immediate families to have great seats but, here’s a chance to get yours too.

To reserve your VIP seat, send an email to:

Be sure to email your name and mailing address and Donnie Lewis will personally send your VIP ticket to you. The quicker you respond, the better seat you will have. Order all you need but PLEASE, use all the tickets that you request!

This event is called “MidSouth – Reunited For A Cause.” Admission is FREE! A love offering will be taken to benefit the Oasis Children’s Home in Chennai, India.

You’ll enjoy a LIVE band as the members of MidSouth once again perform songs like “City Lights,” “Resting Place,” “That’s My Child,” “Down To Earth,” “Sin Met Grace,” “Tabernacle,” “We’ll Go To The Well,” “You Were At The End Of Every Road,” “Without You, I Haven’t Got A Prayer,” “Every River Has A Bridge,” and many, MANY more!

During the 1980s and 90s, the Mid South Boys and MidSouth band were touring groups who helped to define the musical genres now known as Christian Country, Inspirational Country and Positive Country music. They have won numerous awards, including a Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Newcomer and a Dove Award for Country Recorded Song of the Year for “Without You, I Haven’t Got A Prayer.” In 1992, they garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Southern Gospel Album. They also helped to launch a successful “Feed The Children” tour. Eventually, they dropped “Boys” from the name, and just went by the name “MidSouth.” The group disbanded in 1997.

Robby McGee, former manager, keyboard player and tenor vocalist for the group says, “To say that the band is excited to be getting back together for one big night of music and memories would be an understatement! Since we announced the reunion concert, the stories that people have shared about the impact our music has made in their lives is truly humbling and will definitely make this a night to remember!”

MidSouth lead singer Bobby Bowen states, “I am so excited about the MidSouth reunion! I spent 15 wonderful years with the group and those were some of the best years of my life. It will be almost 16 years since we all got off the road back in 1997. To be able to sing our hit songs with all of the guys again will be one of the great joys of my life! You do not want to miss this concert!”

For more information, contact:
Robby McGee
(615) 865-6655

Bobby Bowen
(615) 424-4053

Donnie Lewis

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Mercy’s Well Announces Changes and Welcomes A New Lead Singer

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 27, 2013 – 11:18 am -

DustinMW_1Nashville, TN (August 27, 2013) – It is with mixed emotions that vocal trio Mercy’s Well announces changes to their line up.

Lead singer, Kyle King, will be making his departure in mid September and, after a month of auditions and hearing many talented prospective singers, the group will be welcoming a powerhouse new vocalist. Dustin Simmons, of Dahlonega, Georgia, will make his debut appearance as the new lead singer for Mercy’s Well on September 22, 2013.

King, who has been a tremendous blessing to the group for many years, has felt God leading him in a new direction. He will be setting sail aboard a cruise ship, continuing to use the gifts God has given him but in a very new way. “It’s hard to describe, in words, the last three-and-a-half years I’ve been a part of Mercy’s Well, but I will try: privileged, humbled, and thankful,” shares Kyle. He continues, “I’m privileged to have experienced hundreds of worship services in multiple states, countries, and cultures; humbled to have been a witness of God’s amazing power at work in the lives of His people; and thankful to all the many friends, fans, and supporters of this ministry. My time with the group has truly been a blessing, and I look forward to seeing how God will continue to use each of us, for His glory, in years to come.”

Dustin and his wife, Morgan, will be relocating to North Carolina in the coming months and are very anxious and blessed to see Dustin following God’s plans for him in full-time music ministry. He has been singing for most of his life, including a 5 year tenure with the regional group Omega.

Mercy’s Well founder and tenor, Brad Strider, expresses, “A couple of months ago Kyle came to me and shared that he felt God leading him in a different direction. Anyone that knows me knows I don’t like change, but sometimes change can be God’s way of making everyone affected stronger. While we are sad to see Kyle go, we are excited about the future of Mercy’s Well with Dustin as part of our team.”

Mercy’s Well is making plans for a new recording in early 2014.

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This Week’s Harmony Road TV Program Features National Quartet Convention Videos

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 26, 2013 – 1:32 pm -

This weekend’s Harmony Road television program will be the first of two to exclusively feature videosHarmony Road logo Jan 2013 from the 2012 National Quartet Convention. Harmony Road is teaming up with the convention to help promote the last NQC in Louisville, before it moves to Pigeon Forge, TN in 2014. The dates for this year’s historic event are September 8-14.

Hosted by Singing News Publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler, Harmony Road can be found weekly on TNN/The Nashville Network and other broadcast stations and cable outlets. More information can be found at Viewers are also encouraged to “like” Harmony Road on Facebook at to be entered in a contest to win a pair of tickets to this year’s evening events at the National Quartet Convention. Other contests will follow with chances to win an online streaming package and more.

Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of the National Quartet Convention says “We are delighted to be partnering with Harmony Road to help promote the 2013 NQC, which will be a very special and historic year as we conclude a wonderful era in Louisville, Kentucky.” Roger Spears, Harmony Road Producer adds “Clarke and the staff at the National Quartet Convention have offered encouraging support of Harmony Road since its inception. We’re proud to team up with them on this series of programs and the exciting contests”. Music on this week’s program includes Legacy 5 with “Living in the Palace”, Tribute Quartet with “Homesick Angel”, “The Old White Flag”, performed by the Triumphant Quartet, Mark Bishop with “God Builds Churches with Broken People” and Jeff and Sheri Easter (with special guest Les Butler on piano) bring us “A Little Bit of Sunshine”.

Other members of the Harmony Road team include Gospel musican Cody McVey with interviews and stories from the road as well as Allan Rhodes, Technical Director.

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