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The Bowling Family signs with Daywind Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 30, 2014 – 10:34 am -

Bowling Family

Bowling Family

(Hendersonville, TN – July 30, 2014) Daywind Records is pleased to announce the addition of the Bowling Family to its award-winning roster of artists.

The Bowling Family is a mixed group that consists of Mike and Kelly Bowling, their 14-year-old daughter Hope, vocalist Troy Peach and pianist John Jeffrey.

“Kelly and I are really thrilled to be a part of the Daywind family once again,” says group manager and lead singer Mike Bowling. “I don’t believe any record company has ever had more of an impact on Southern Gospel Music. We are truly excited to be part of this team, and we have such love and respect for all of Daywind’s artists. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Mike Bowling previously sang with the Lefevres, Hinsons and Perrys before embarking on an award-winning solo career, while Kelly Bowling helped her ever-popular family, the Crabb Family, win three GRAMMY Awards and 11 Dove Awards during its period of existence. Peach has been a part of various ministries – including the Wilburns, the Steeles and the Perrys – while Jeffrey was previously with the Greenes.

Mike Bowling left his successful solo career to form what was then called the Mike Bowling Group in 2005, and Kelly Bowling joined the group in 2006. Since that time, the group has produced four No. 1 songs – “We Have a Savior,” “Your Cries Have Awoken the Master,” “A Miracle Today” and “Notified.”

“The Bowling Family is no stranger to the fans of Southern Gospel Music, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our family here at Daywind,” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “For a number of years, fans have shown their love for Mike’s distinctive voice, and Kelly was part of a family that helped broaden horizons in this genre. The group has burst on to the scene, and we are looking forward to seeing all of the doors that will undoubtedly open as the excitement continues to grow.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Brian Free and Assurance, Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, Legacy Five and the Nelons. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit or contact Amanda Martin at

For more information on the Bowling Family, visit

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Update On Tim Riley

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 30, 2014 – 9:46 am -

Tim Riley

Tim Riley

Tim Riley continues to rest and recover following a mild stroke this past weekend. Daniel Riley of Gold City says, “Dad is in good spirits and working hard in rehab to regain strength and increased mobility on his right side. Mentally, he is 100 percent and is thankful for all the prayers and well wishes. Doctors are optimistic for a full recovery.”
For those who wish to send get-well cards or notes of encouragement to Tim, send them in care of Gold City, P O Box 2100, Gadsden, AL 35903.

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 30, 2014 – 9:24 am -

(Gadsden, AL) July 30, 2014 – Pat Barker announces the launch of his new


online community – You Tell Me. Through the “You Tell Me” campaign introduced on his site, individuals will have the opportunity to share how BIG God has been in their life and read how He has shown up in others. There will be artist video testimonials and prayer requests where you can respond in real time to requests made from all over the world.

Most of you were introduced to Pat Barker eight years ago when he joined the legendary Dixie Echoes. Fans from all over discovered his love for gospel music to be contagious. Fans not only loved his ability take a solo and sing it like no other bass singer, but his spirit and personality off the stage.

With Pat’s move to the Mark Trammell Quartet, thousands more were introduced to his talent in some of the largest venues across the country including his unforgettable appearance with the Cathedral Family Reunion. When Pat left the road many wondered if they would ever have the opportunity to see him again involved with the music he loves so much. Do we ever have good news for you.

If you thought Pat would start his own group or launch a solo career, you weren’t thinking BIG enough. Today you can join a community of believers from all over the world through Pat’s brand new site http://HOWBIGISGOD2U.COM!

As a member of the community you will also have access to where Pat will be ministering and his latest products. July 30 is the day where You Tell Me and the rest of the world how BIG God is!

Join Pat live on twitter (@patyoutellme) Sunday, August 3rd from 3 – 4 o’clock CST to ask anything you like. Ask about the new site or find out what’s going on with Pat in the near future. DON’T MISS IT!!

More information on Pat Barker and the You Tell Me campaign can be found online at: or on Facebook:

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New Music From Mercy’s Bridge

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 30, 2014 – 8:35 am -

Mercy's Bridge

Mercy’s Bridge

Mercy’s Bridge Releases their much anticipated debut full length album. With 12 songs by writers such as Ricky Free, Gerald Crabb, Lee Black, Ben Storie and more.. This album takes you on a musical journey that deals with love, loss, overcoming and the beauty that awaits us in heaven.  The album is available on ITunes, Google Play, rdio and online at

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Melinda Lightner joins His Mercies

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 29, 2014 – 5:11 pm -

Melinda Lightner

Melinda Lightner

(Charlotte, NC) Southern gospel artists His Mercies are pleased to announce the addition of Melinda Lightner as the newest singer to their group.

Melinda is currently in the radio promotions department of Resting Place Music and is a favorite among many radio DJs.

“It’s such an honor to be part of the His Mercies ministry. They have such a passion to see lives changed! It’s a blessing to sing with them!”

Mitzi Stamey, leader of the group states that “His Mercies is excited about having Melinda come into the HM family. She is an absolute asset to our ministry!”

RJ Henderson, also of His Mercies, states that “Melinda has such incredible energy that brings a fresh sound to our group. We are THRILLED to have her on board!”

With their new CD “Romans 8” to be released late Summer 2014, His Mercies is ready and excited about the new journey God is taking them on. Old as well as new fans are invited to follow His Mercies on social media for tour information and exciting updates.

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SGN Scoops Radio For The Week Of July 28, 2014

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 29, 2014 – 8:30 am -

ascension quartet

Ascension Quartet

On this week’s edition of SGN Scoops Radio with Jonathan Edwards, we have great gospel music from the Hoppers, Adam Crabb, Wilburn and Wilburn and the Pine Ridge Boys, as well as bluegrass music from Canaan’s Crossing and the Isaacs, plus much more. Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today has a CD review of Carla Bragg. We introduce you to a group from Missouri called The Ascension Quartet. Make sure to join us for two hours of great fun on SGN Scoops Radio. The Ascension Quartet has a new CD release!



SGN Scoops Radio can be heard on the following stations:

WVSG Radio:, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:00pm EST.

Radiocia: on Tuesday at 10:00 am and 9:00 pm CST and Saturdays at 8:00 pm CST.

Gospel Hour Radio: on Saturdays at 3:00 pm CST and re-airs on

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 pm CST.

WTGF 90.5 FM, in Pace, Florida, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00pm EST.

WPIL 91.7 FM in Heflin, Alabama, Fridays from 10:00am -12:00pm CST.

KJSL106.7FM Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sundays at 4:00pm. and streaming on our website,

WUCG 93.1FM Blairsville, Georgia at 8:00 am Sunday morning and 9:00pm Sunday night.

Cowboy Gospel Radio internet station 8:00 am Sunday morning

and 9:00pm Sunday night.

Contact Jonathan to bring SGN Scoops Radio to your station:

About Jonathan Edwards: Jonathan Edwards began his radio career on KWFC 89.1 FM in Springfield, Mo. At KWFC he worked in news, sales and was an on air personality, creating the very popular Ozark Gospel Showcase. He has been nominated for 2 Singing News Fan Awards and garnered the coveted Paul Heil Award from the 2012 Diamond Awards. He travels full time with Faith’s Journey and currently hosts the syndicated radio show SGN Scoops Radio.

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StowTown Records Signs TaRanda Greene

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 28, 2014 – 1:08 pm -

TaRanda Greene

Front Row (L to R) TaRanda Greene, Carol Roundtree (Provident Distribution) Back Row (L to R) Wayne Haun, Ernie Haase, Landon Beene (StowTown Records)

July, 28, 2014 (Nashville, TN)… StowTown Records is thrilled to announce the signing of TaRanda Greene, one of Christian Music’s most popular and beloved performers.

TaRanda, who has been a featured vocalist for the Grammy-winning, world famous Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir in New York, is also a regular guest vocalist at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego and First Baptist Church Atlanta.

“TaRanda is one of my favorite singers of all time. When she sings, it’s obvious this was what she was born to do,” said StowTown Records co-founder Wayne Haun. “The songs she has chosen for this new recording are some of the best I’ve heard in a long time. And, of course, the delivery is stellar. We are so glad she has chosen StowTown to bring you this new music.”

TaRanda has already obtained the prestigious honor of being the first female soloist to receive a top ranking on The Singing News Magazine’s Top 40 Radio Airplay Chart with her very popular and recognizable hit “Sky Full of Angels”.

“As a soloist, it’s important to stay connected to a group you believe in and who believes in you. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the StowTown family,” said TaRanda. “And that’s exactly why – it feels like a family. I’m certain only the best is yet to come.”

“Ernie (Haase), Wayne (Haun) and Landon (Beene) have poured strength, energy and encouragement into me and my music, and now they are helping give me wings to soar by making me a part of the StowTown family. I’m incredibly thrilled to be here.”

Her brand new project, Stronger, which was specifically produced and designed for her church audience, will make its StowTown debut on November 11.
Produced by Geron Davis and orchestrated by Bradley Knight, the album features the aforementioned Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Christ Church Choir of Nashville, Wess Morgan, Sonya Isaacs-Yeary, Jason Crabb and The Martins.

“This project has been three years in the making because it’s not just another recording. It’s been my journey and my life through loss, clinical depression, loneliness and fear – all turned into hope, encouragement, and the love and faithfulness of God,” explained TaRanda. “Stronger isn’t just a word or a song…it’s who I am. And I’m grateful to present my life to you to give you hope in your conflict and peace in your painful days.”
“Through Christ we realize it’s not our strength, but His…and through Him we are made STRONGER!”

Learn more about TaRanda Greene and her ministry at

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Brian Free and Assurance brings the “Say Amen” story to life

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 28, 2014 – 9:05 am -

Brian Free And Assurance

Brian Free And Assurance

(Hendersonville, TN) After the success of their first concept video, Brian Free and Assurance has recently been back behind the camera again, diligently working on the release of the group’s second such effort for the increasingly-popular song “Say Amen.”

“Say Amen” was penned by Kenna West, Jason Cox and Michael Farren, and it’s the first release on the group’s latest project, “Unashamed.” The song has rapidly risen to the No. 2 position on the Singing News Magazine Top 80 Chart in just its fourth month since the song’s release. It debuted at No. 32 before rising to the ninth position in its second month and then elevating to the No. 3 spot for August.

The male quartet previously comprised an award-winning concept video for the 2012 song, “I Want To Be That Man,” which was co-written by Ricky Free and Lee Black.

“Brian Free and Assurance keeps delivering amazing songs on every project,” Daywind Records vice president and A & R director Scott Godsey – who served as the producer and director of the video – explains. “We are thankful for the opportunity to work with these guys on the ‘Say Amen’ video production. Our hope is that this video will go beyond our normal borders and branch out to new media sources. This is without a doubt one of the best songs that I’ve heard in Southern Gospel Music.”

Brian Free and Assurance is a Daywind Records recording artist, and Daywind held a contest in April that encouraged fans to send in their testimonies, telling what God had done for them to make them “Say Amen.” The winner of the contest was Jim Hutson – a Columbus, Ind., resident – who has part of his story unfold in the video.

Filming for the video took place in the Gallatin and Hendersonville areas, which are suburbs of Nashville, Tenn.

“We had an amazing time recording the new video,” points out Brian Free, the group’s manager and tenor singer. When you watch the video or hear this song, just think about all of the things God has done in your life.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, Legacy Five and the Nelons. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit or contact Amanda Martin at

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Gospel Music Today For July 28 On

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 28, 2014 – 7:52 am -

Gospel Music Today July 28Claude Hopper is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of July 27. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is The Pacesetters Quartet, and Jean reviews a new recording by The Nehrkorns. An article about Ben Speer is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. The show includes a music video by The Bowling Family, exclusive video of Jericho Junction, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Ozark Gospel Music Convention, in Branson, MO, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Weatherfords, at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, an The Assembly, in Broken Arrow, 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 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,

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Popular Radio Promoter, Pauline Patterson, Signs Long-term Contract with EHA-Nashville for Management of Personal Music Ministry

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 27, 2014 – 10:49 pm -

Pauline Patterson

Pauline Patterson

(Corbin, KY) Pauline Patterson, owner of Patterson Promotions, announces this week her need to recruit Evie Hawkins, owner of EHA-Nashville, to manage her personal music ministry. Most Gospel Music fans may know Pauline from her many years of providing successful radio promotional services to hundreds of recording artists. Many who know Pauline as being a radio promoter may not realize she has had a solo ministry of her own that dates back before her radio promotions company was launched. She actually has been in the ministry for 35 years and has worn many hats in Southern Gospel Music. Some of her prior experience includes being a DJ host of her own Good Morning Gospel Show at WFSR in Harlan, Ky. for about two and a half years; a concert promoter; and now owns and operates the radio promotions company, Patterson Promotions. In addition, Pauline owns the Southern Gospel Times Magazine, which is the only fan-voted top 40 chart of its nature. Pauline notes, “I’m excited and relieved about getting Evie Hawkins to represent me with management. I want to be able to continue my calling to sing and to make sure I am still 100% on fire to handle my radio promotions for those I represent. Evie and I have been very good friends for quite a few years now, and I feel I’m in qualified hands with her taking the reigns of my music ministry.” Evie notes, “It’s simply an honor to manage Pauline’s ministry. She has phenomenal talent and a gift to nurture, embrace, and bless. I am so excited to be a part of Pauline’s team!”

The call to continue her personal music ministry has not been an overnight decision. She has never discontinued her ministry, but says she no longer has the time to manage it, as she wants to continue to focus on the artists she represents as a priority.

Pauline has never forgotten the call God has placed in her own life as a singer. She has recorded 8 projects and has released numerous songs to national radio with charting success in all major charts. Through her singing, speaking, radio releases, and promotions of her clients to national radio, she strives to “reach souls.”

Pauline is available for church ministry, concerts and Ladies Conferences. She states, “God has given me a song to sing, and if you are blessed by it – Praise Him!”

Some of her notable recordings are Her Roots Run Deep, The Journey Will Be Sweet, Heaven Will Be Worth The Journey, I Know The Man, Almost Home, and I Fell Down.


Contact Info: Pauline Patterson Ministries, Management: Evie Hawkins, EHA-Nashville, 615-856-0910 or 256-303-8354.,

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