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Lauren Huckabee Joins Hope’s Journey

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 3, 2015 – 10:00 am -

Lauren Huckabee Joins Hope's Journey

Lauren Huckabee Joins Hope’s Journey

Heflin, Alabama –  Southern Gospel Trio, Hope’s Journey from Heflin, Alabama announce Lauren Huckabee as new addition to the group.

Lauren and her family reside in Rossville, Georgia. 26 year old Lauren has been singing gospel music since she was 4 years old. She joined her first gospel group in 2013.

The final audition was held at Gat3 Midsouth in Gadsden, Alabama last night. There were a total of 13 talented singers that auditioned for the positions.

Vonda Easley, group owner and manager, said, “I am very excited about the addition of Lauren’s vocal to the group and I can’t wait for everyone to meet her.”  Although Hope’s Journey has been searching for a bass singer as well, she stated that “we are not ready to make that announcement yet.”

Hope’s Journey plans to continue traveling as a trio until the quartet is in place….

For more information about Hope’s Journey:
www.hopesjourneyonline.com


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Gospel Music Today For June 8 On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 7, 2015 – 10:28 pm -

Gospel Music Today June 8

Gospel Music Today June 8

Southern Gospel DJ Lottie Squires is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of June 8. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Purple Hulls, and Jean reviews new recordings by Sacred Harmony and Wilburn and Wilburn.  An article from SGN Scoops magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features a new music video by Channing Eleton, exclusive concert video of The McCray Dove Band, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Pigeon Forge, TN, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of Master’s Voice at The Gospel Singing Time, in Bixby, OK.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Pontotoc, MS,  Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest 2015 Makes Final Preparations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2015 – 10:49 pm -

Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest 2015 Makes Final Preparations

Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest 2015 Makes Final Preparations

(Dalton, GA) A&G Entertainment is making final preparations for Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest 2015. Gospel music fans will gather July 9th-12th at the Dalton Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia to enjoy some of the best artists and groups that Gospel music has to offer.

“We were pleased with the outcome of last year’s Gospel fest,” Crabb stated, “but we’ve been working hard all year to make 2015’s event even bigger and better. This is going to be a great opportunity to get together with family, friends and church groups to enjoy a great week of music. My prayer is for this event to be spiritually uplifting for everyone.”

Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest will feature morning chapel services with Gerald Crabb and also daily regional artists showcases. This year’s event will also include workshops on artist development, music business and songwriting.

The line-up for the evening concerts is stellar! On Thursday night, father and son duo Wilburn & Wilburn along with Terah Crabb Penhollow and Gaither Vocal Band’s Adam Crabb will take the stage. Friday evening, Grammy award winning artist, Jason Crabb is the featured artist and on Saturday night The Freemans, Christy and Weston Hinson along with Brian Free and Assurance will perform.

Gerald Crabb Gospel Fest is an event not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.nwgtcc.com or by calling 877-772-5425. For more information, visit www.geraldcrabbgospelfest.com.


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OLD VEAL SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2015 – 3:19 pm -

OLD VEAL SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

OLD VEAL SCHOOL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, the hallowed halls of the historic Old Veal School will ring with the happy sounds of good ole Gospel Music!

Featured performers will be The Harbormen Quartet from Douglasville, GA and Charlie Sexton & Linda Foster from Austell, GA.  The
Concession kitchen opens at 6 pm. The singing begins at 7:00 pm est.  The venue is located at 2753 Old Columbus Road in Roopville,
Georgia. Mr. Ed Ford, singing chairman, invites everyone to come out for a wonderful night of worship and praise thru Southern Gospel Music!!

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“Fabulous Friday Nights” Gospel Music Dinner Theater

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2015 – 10:26 am -

"Fabulous Friday Nights" Gospel Music Dinner Theater

“Fabulous Friday Nights” Gospel Music Dinner Theater

Nashville, TN,  – Les Butler of Butler Music Group recently announced Southern Gospel’s newest concert series; “Fabulous Friday Nights” Southern Gospel Dinner Theater, from the Barn at Bear Hollow in Monteagle,Tennessee. Starting in June, the series will feature some of Southern Gospel’s most beloved artists. The event will feature great music and a beautiful venue along with a fantastic home cooked meal.

The premiere event will be on Friday, June 19th and will feature recent Singing News Fan Award nominee Heaven’s Mountain Band, one of today’s top Bluegrass Gospel groups. Appearing with Heaven’s Mountain Band will be singer, musician, and host, Les Butler.

Other events scheduled during the initial six week series include Gospel Music’s great new quartet, Master’s Voice on June 26. On July 3rd, the Williamsons bring their chart-topping sound to the Barn at Bear Hollow. On July 10th, fans will enjoy former Inspirations lead singer, The Troy Burns
Family. July 17th, another of gospel music’s top trios, Eighth Day, will share their unique sound. The final event of the inaugural season will feature singer/songwriter Tammy Jones Robinette fresh off of her “Fan Favorite Female Vocalist” award at the Christian Voice Gospel Music Awards
ceremony.

Les Butler, of Butler Music Group said “We are excited to bring this special series of events to the Barn at Bear Hollow.” This is a beautiful and intimate venue. Seating will be limited to 150. The location is perfect and there are plenty nice and hotels and tourist destinations in the area for the fans who want to make a mini vacation out of the event.”

The Barn at Bear Hollow is conveniently located on I-24, midway between Nashville and Chattanooga. Monteagle is also home to beautiful scenery and great restaurants along with hotels/cabins. Fans can easily come up for the evening or stay overnight and enjoy the beauty of the area.

For more information and to purchase tickets, just call the Barn at Bear Hollow at 931-924-7276. Information can also be found at www.butlermusicgroup.com.


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Three Bridges Weathers Texas Storms

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2015 – 8:28 am -

Three Bridsges and Capt Wilmore

Three Bridsges and Capt Wilmore

Nashville, Tenn  Award winning Gospel trio Three Bridges made a trek to Houston, Texas for a special holiday concert. It rained the whole week before and the area was already pretty saturated from those rains.

Scheduled to perform outside on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day, everyone including the promoter was praying for good weather to get the celebration finished in time before the next batch of storms moved in. By God’s grace, the outside tent was set up, Three Bridges managed to get their sound system in place, and a 40 piece orchestra was assembled and in place by the opening note at 11:00 AM when the festivities started.

Group manager and Baritone singer, Elliot McCoy stated, “It was a wonderful program and the promoter said it was a record attendance with around 800 or more. We performed with a full orchestra and the host group, The Dignity Quartet. The quest speaker was Astronaut Captain Barry E. Wilmore.”

Still in God’s favor they finished and got packed and ready to leave Houston the rain started and as you have seen on the news the City was flooded.

Lead singer Shannon Smith commented, “We were quite impressed with Captain Wilmore. He is a celebrated Navy Test Pilot, Astronaut and a committed Christian. His words were inspiring and his message was appreciated by all in attendance.”


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GMA HONORS CANDY CHRISTMAS

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 30, 2015 – 10:03 pm -

Candy & Kent Christmas pose backstage during the 2nd Annual GMA Honors held in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University

Candy & Kent Christmas pose backstage during the 2nd Annual GMA Honors held in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN – The Gospel Music Association recently honored Candy Christmas, founder of The Bridge Ministry, during the 2nd Annual GMA Honors during a lavish celebration held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. The event celebrated those individuals and organizations that impact culture through their individual efforts.

Candy Christmas was recognized for her contribution in service to the Nashville, TN community through her organization, The Bridge Ministry.
Accolades from a diverse group including Governor Mike Huckabee, Reba McEntire and Journey’s Jonathan Cain honored Candy Christmas’ Bridge Ministry. The most poignant acknowledgment, however, came from formally homeless, Jeff Stultz, who said his life was changed when he met Candy under the Jefferson Street Bridge.
Began in November 2004, “The Bridge” was formed by Candy Christmas out of a desire to help feed and clothe the homeless of Nashville. Candy began taking huge pots of jambalaya down to the homeless living under the Jefferson Street bridge in downtown Nashville. After seeing that the need was far greater than just one hot meal a week, Candy began to collect clothing and non-perishable food items to pass out to her friends. She stored it all in her garage and friends volunteered to come over and fill grocery bags with food. The more people that began finding out about this ministry and caught the vision, the faster the ministry grew.
The Bridge is housed in a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Nashville, TN, that not only stores the food for the Tuesday evening services, but also acts as a local food bank for other area ministries. The Bridge Ministry also aids school children on assisted lunch programs by filling their backpacks with food on Friday afternoons so that they have food to eat over the weekend. There are 11,000 homeless in Nashville and Middle TN and of that number 4,000 are children.
The 2nd Annual GMA Honors were held on May 5, 2015 and is set to air on TBN’s JUCE TV on Friday, June 5th at 7pm PST

/ 10pm EST and Saturday, June 6th at 12pm PST / 3pm EST. The third-annual GMA Honors ceremony date has also been announced for May 10, 2016.

Along with Candy Christmas , the 2nd Annual GMA Honors recipients included the inimitable Bishop Paul S. Morton, Founding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Passion founded by Louie and Shelley Giglio and Porter’s Call founded by Al Andrews. In conjunction with the Honors, the GMA inducted BeBe and CeCe Winans, Mark Lowry, Roland Lundy and Twila Paris into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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Masters Voice Makes a Big Change!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 22, 2015 – 11:05 pm -

Masters Voice

Masters Voice

Masters Voice, one of Southern Gospel’s most beloved trios, announces that effective immediately they are a quartet.

Ricky Capps has been the Master’s Voice tenor for 20 years, leading the Master’s Voice singing/evangelism team. Justin Morphis has been singing lead with the group, adding a dynamic and recognizable voice.

Recently, Master’s Voice added Stan Watson at Baritone. His baritone vocal brings versatility to the group and his love for people is obvious in his performances.

To round out the quartet, Master’s Voice needed a great bass singer and they found one in Jerry Pilgrim. No stranger to Southern Gospel Music, Jerry has a show stopping bass voice, rounding out the new Master’s Voice Quartet lineup!

Butler Music Group President and Master’s Voice Manager states, “Ricky sent me an mp3 featuring the new quartet line-up. I can say without hesitation that I heard the next big male quartet in Southern Gospel Music. I am speechless!”

For more information on Master’s Voice check out mastersvoice.com or butlermusicgroup.com.


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Common Love Trio Welcomes Tabitha King

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 20, 2015 – 1:36 pm -

Common Love Trio

Common Love Trio

Common Love Trio is excited to announce Tabitha King as the new Soprano. After much prayer and meditation Tabitha King has accepted the call to serve God with her beautiful Angelic voice as a member of Common Love Trio.

Tabitha King was born and raised in Bowden Georgia. She grew up with a love for Gospel music and a strong desire to serve God. For many years now she has sang in the church choir and performed many solos. This opportunity to sing with a group she is truly molding her talent and desire to minister to all who hear her sing. The Anointing of God is rich and very prevalent as she presents her solos as well as her rich harmony part.

Tabitha King resides with her husband of seven years Jason King in Carrollton Georgia. Both of them are both committed Christians who love the Lord and desire to serve him faithfully each day. The King family have four children and three dogs.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Tabitha and her husband Jason King to the Common Love Trio family. We believe you will be as happy as Tabitha is, when you hear her singing and ministering the Gospel in song.
Please continue to pray for Common Love Trio and be sure to come out to one of our concerts to hear Tabitha minister under the Anointing of God.

Love in Christ,
Todd, Susan, Tabitha, and Jason


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Gospel Music Today For May 11 On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 10, 2015 – 10:38 pm -

Ivan Parker

Ivan Parker

Ivan Parker is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of May 11. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Alliance Quartet, and Jean reviews new recordings by Exodus and Sacred Call.  An article from AbsolutelyGospel.com is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features singing by The Troy Burns Family, exclusive concert video of The Sharps Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the The Southern Gospel Weekend, in Oxford, AL, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Lesters, at Christ’s Community UMC,, in Joplin, MO.

Gospel Music Today May 11

Gospel Music Today May 11

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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