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The Collingsworth Family Announces Their Newest Member

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 20, 2014 – 8:07 am -

William and Brooklyn (Collingsworth) Blair

William and Brooklyn (Collingsworth) Blair

(Nashville, TN)   StowTown Records and The

Phil and Kim with Emma

Phil and Kim with Emma

Collingsworth Family are thrilled to announce the birth of Emma Olivia Blair,

born Monday, November 17.

Emma, the newborn daughter of William and Brooklyn (Collingsworth) Blair weighed 8.07 lbs and measured 20 inches long. She was born at Bethesda Hospital North in Cincinnati, OH, at 11:54 p.m.
“With Emma being the first grandchild on both the Blair and Collingsworth sides of the family, the excitement was through the roof!,” said Phil Collingsworth. “Kim barely made it there for the birth because we were coming in from performing in Houston, TX.”
The first picture posted on the family’s Facebook page of Phil and Kim with Emma has now received over 187,000 views.
You Can Find More Pictures On The Collingsworth Family Facebook Here

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Message in a song from Susan Brady of Exodus

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 19, 2014 – 8:07 am -

Exodus2013 was one of the most darkest years for me. Yet through all the gloom would be some of the sweetest moments with the Lord I’d ever known. I wrote several songs that year. Songs of hope, joy and forgiveness. One day i was studying scripture for another song i was working on turning from book to book reading about his ministry, his healing power and his glorious resurection! Though I’ve read and heard these stories many times, it’s amazing how they don’t seem old or outdated! They still speak to my soul and remind me of him! And so i began to write “tell me oh, tell me again” How wonderful it is to know though we read God’s Word time and time again IT NEVER GROWS OLD! He teaches us when we read them and i still love to hear them OVER AND OVER AGAIN! SUSAN BRADY 2014

Hear Exodus On Southern Gospel Music Radio Here


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2nd Annual GREATER CINCINNATI GOSPEL MUSIC REUNION CONCERT SERIES

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 18, 2014 – 10:49 pm -

GREATER CINCINNATI GOSPEL MUSIC REUNION CONCERT

GREATER CINCINNATI GOSPEL MUSIC REUNION CONCERT

2nd Annual
GREATER CINCINNATI
GOSPEL MUSIC REUNION CONCERT SERIES
at
LANDMARK CHURCH – CINCINNATI
Saturday, November 22, 2014
5pm (Doors will open at 4pm – This event will fill up quickly!)
Hosted by Jeff PerkinsBill Dykes and
THE LANDMARK BOYS QUARTET!
Also Featuring
– A REUNION OF CINCINNATI’S OWN SONMEN QUARTET – 1ST PLACE WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION TALENT SEARCH!
– CROWNSMEN
– RHYTHM MASTERS
– SOUTHERN-AIRES
– FORGIVEN TRIO
– DR. CHARLES NOVELL
– NORTH FAMILY BAND
– MISSION QUARTET
– WORK IN PROGRESS, THE HARPERS & THE REUNION CHOIR, Along with THE OGMA HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS & MORE!
No Admission Charge – Love Offering will be taken
Bring your friends, family & church! Bus Parking Available!
Landmark Church – www.LandmarkCincinnati.com
1600 Glendale-Milford Road and I-75
(next to St. Rita’s School for the Deaf)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
Don’t Miss This Memorable Event


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Jim Sheldon Homecoming Is Huge Success

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 18, 2014 – 8:38 am -

Jim Sheldon

Jim Sheldon

Danville, KY  Jim Sheldon Homecomings are becoming a big deal in Danville, KY, as Jim brings in some of the very best talent Gospel Music has to offer. Last year he featured the Isaacs, this year Brian Free and Assurance. It doesn’t get any better than this.

Held on a Thursday evening to a large crowd considering the intense weather covering the area. No matter, the crowd braved the weather to enjoy the electrifying music and message provided on this enjoyable evening.

Known as the Positive Cowboy from his regular role on the Music City Show, seen on RFD-TV, Jim warmed those in attendance with many of his chart busting songs, including “I Saw A Man”, “Mansion In the Sky” and of course the emotional song he wrote in honor of his sister “Even After”.

Joining Jim onstage was the Positive Cowboy Band which included great Nashville musicians Jeff Parker – Mandolin, Molly Cherry Holmes – Fiddle, Mark Fain – Leader/Upright Bass, Lynn Williams – Drums, and Seth Taylor – Guitar. Jim commented, “I love singing with the live music and it doesn’t get any better than the Positive Cowboy Band.”

Brian Free and Assurance totally blew away the audience with their lively repertoire of hit’s both present and past. The crowd was on its feet several times as they performed their Dove winning song “Say Amen” as well as their signature song “Long As I’ve Got King Jesus”.

Emcee for the evening as well as performing was Comedian extraordinaire Tim Lovelace.

A special thanks goes to Bev McCann (Manager) for presenting Jim with Plaques of Two #1 Songs, “I Saw A Man” & “Mansion In The Sky”.
Speaking of the success of his Homecoming, Jim said, “This was an event I look forward to every year and I Am One Blessed Man. Praise God!”
To learn more about Jim Sheldon, The Positive Cowboy go to http://www.jimsheldonmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/jim.sheldon . You can Twitter Jim at https://twitter.com/JimSheldonmusic .
To book Jim Sheldon for your church service or concert contact bev.a.mccann@gmail.com .


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Tribute rings in the holiday season with the release of their first Christmas recording

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 18, 2014 – 12:11 am -

Tribute Quartet

Tribute Quartet

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Tribute Quartet is excited to announce the release of their first Christmas project, “The Thought of Christmas,” for tomorrow Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Tribute – a male quartet comprised of group manager and lead singer Gary Casto, baritone singer and pianist Josh Singletary, tenor singer Riley Harrison Clark and bass singer Anthony Davis – released its debut project as a Daywind recording artist in August, “Journey of Hope.”

The group’s long-time producer – Roger Talley – was the architect for both “The Thought of Christmas” and “Journey of Hope.”

“I am truly excited about this Christmas project,” emphasizes Casto. “I can honestly say that this could be one of our best projects to date. Once again, teaming up with Roger Talley and working with the staff at Daywind Records has helped Tribute Quartet create a project that we can be proud of for many years to come.”

The group’s first Christmas recording is an 11-song project that includes timeless classics such as “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Jesus, What a Wonderful Child,” “Come On, Ring Those Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Mary Did You Know?”

“I had a great time working with Tribute on this new Christmas project,” explains Talley. “They sang better than I have ever heard them. This project sounds like the Christmas music that I have loved for years, and I am so proud to have been a part of it.”

Tribute joined the Daywind family earlier this year. The group has produced top-charting songs such as “Homecoming Day,” “Homesick Angel” and “Good News from Jerusalem,” a No. 1 song. Tribute’s latest radio release – “I Am a Soldier” – has risen to No. 49 on the Singing News Top 80 Chart for the month of December.

“We have been so excited about the release of ‘Journey of Hope,’ and now, Tribute has followed that up with yet another outstanding project,’” says Daywind president Ed Leonard. “The group continues to hold itself to such a high standard, and the exceptional quality of these top-notch recordings are evidence of that. The response to ‘Journey of Hope’ has been overwhelming so far, and Tribute fans – and the legions of people who love classic Christmas music – are going to adore this project as well.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Greater Vision, the Nelons, Legacy Five, the Blackwood Brothers, the Bowling Family, Joseph Habedank, the Hoskins Family and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com  or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on the group, visit Tribute Quartet’s web site at www.tributequartet.com.


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Gospel Music Today For November 17th On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 17, 2014 – 9:02 am -

Gospel Music Today November 17 2014

Gospel Music Today November 17 2014

McCray Dove is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of November 16. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Ball Brothers, and Jean reviews a new recording by The Hyssongs.  An Absolutely Gospel article about Three Bridges is the subject of this week’s News Notes. In the News Headlines this week are Jim and Melissa Brady, Steve Ladd, the Perrys and the Old Paths.  The show features singing by The Akins and Karen Peck and New River, exclusive video of McCray Dove and The Dove Brothers 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 The Booth Brothers at 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 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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The Rick Webb Family Brings Christmas Joy To The World

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 14, 2014 – 3:56 pm -

Rick Webb Family

Rick Webb Family

Lauded Family Ensemble Plans Christmas Tour


Tour Stops Include Callaway Gardens, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Billy Graham Headquarters, and Concludes with The 
Glory & Majesty of Christmas Extravaganza At Blue Gate Theater

The Rick Webb Family is kicking off the Christmas holidays just a bit early this year with the release of their new holiday recording, Joy to the World. The 10-track project – produced by Jacob Danieley, Dean Hopper and Rick Webb – is filled with exquisitely orchestrated Christmas songs sure to be a welcome addition to holiday playlists. The voices of The Rick Webb Family – Rick, Phyllis, Hannah and Parker – perfectly complement the music with their excellent vocal abilities.
As always, the goal of the talented family is to point others to Christ. “Celebrating Christmas is a personal time of worship for your family,” Rick Webb shares. “We trust this timeless collection of Christmas favorites will once again draw the listener closer to the Savior and warm your heart with the celebration of the season!”
Tracks include seasonal favorites “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “White Christmas,” “Joy To The World,” “Away In A Manger,” “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” among others.
Keeping with tradition, the family will embark on their annual Christmas tour performing 13 appearances throughout the month of December. The tour concludes as the family presents the holiday extravaganza, The Glory & Majesty of Christmas, during a five show run at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewanna, IN. The show, now an annual tradition, features The Rick Webb Family along with over 28 cast members retelling the Greatest Story ever told!
The project and tour are “must-add” items to your Christmas bucket list. Joy To The World, released by Song Garden Music Group, is available now at www.RickWebbFamilyMusic.com.
The Rick Webb Family Christmas Tour
12/01/14 – First Baptist Church – Greensboro, NC – 11 AM EST
12/03/14 – Hopkins Chapel Church – Zebulon, NC – 6 PM EST
12/05/14 – First United Methodist Church – Cherryville, NC – 7 PM EST
12/07/14 – White Oak Worship Center – Blairs, VA – 11 AM EST
12/08/14 – Calloway Resort and Conv. Center – Pine Mountain, GA
12/09/14 – Calloway Resort and Conv. Center – Pine Mountain, GA
12/10/14 – Calloway Resort and Conv. Center – Pine Mountain, GA
12/10/14 – Billy Graham Headquarters – PRIVATE EVENT – Charlotte, NC – 6:30 PM EST
12/11/14 – Thomas Road Baptist Church – Lynchburg, VA – 10 AM EST
The Rick Webb Family present The Glory & Majesty of Christmas at the Blue Gate Theater
12/17/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 7 PM EST
12/18/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 7 PM EST
12/19/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 7 PM EST
12/20/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 1 PM EST
12/20/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 7 PM EST

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Blackwood Brothers Quartet Releases “Forever / 80th Anniversary Recording”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 12, 2014 – 4:00 pm -

Blackwood Brothers

Blackwood Brothers

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (November 12, 2014) – As the group celebrates its 80-year anniversary in 2014, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet is releasing its
Forever / 80th Anniversary Recording project on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet is comprised of group manager and baritone singer Billy Blackwood, lead singer Michael Helwig, tenor singer Wayne Little and bass singer Butch Owens.

The “Forever” project consists of seven new songs – penned by writers such as Lee Black, Dave Clark, Marty Funderburk, Sue Smith, Jimmy Taylor and Dianne Wilkinson – and three older songs. The legendary Oak Ridge Boys made a special guest appearance on the song “Long Gone,” which was written by Billy Blackwood, Kenna West and Jason Cox.

“I have never been so excited about the potential of one of our records,” emphasizes Billy Blackwood. “The bottom line is that we have a message and a mandate to share the story of God’s love and His plan for people. We believe these songs are a vehicle to get that message to a greater audience than ever before.”

The Blackwood Brothers worked with two different producers on the project, Ricky Free and Trey Ivey.

“Working with two producers was an interesting approach but was also a great experience,” says Blackwood. “Trey Ivey and Ricky Free are very talented young men who have helped to take us to another level musically. The music is a bit edgier and more radio friendly than past projects, but there is, however, some very traditional Blackwood Brothers-sounding songs as well.”

Free and Ivey produced five songs each on the project.

“I was honored to have been a part of producing this new record for a quartet that has such a long history in Gospel Music,” points out Free. “I hope this new record only expands their already huge fan base.”

Ivey adds, “It was an honor getting to work with the Blackwood Brothers. Billy, Butch, Mike and Wayne are great talents and great men. They do what they do with excellence, and this project is no exception.”

The group has been a part of the Daywind Family since 2009.

“The legacy of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet has long been established in our industry, but the group continues to enhance its expected level of excellence,” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “There’s something for every listener contained in this collection as fans get to relive timeless songs performed as only the Blackwood Brothers could while also hearing the current group expand its musical horizons on the ‘Forever’ project.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including the Tribute Quartet, Legacy Five, the Bowling Family, Joseph Habedank, the Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck and New River, and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com  or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on the group, visit the Blackwood Brothers Quartet’s web site at www.blackwoodbrothers.com.


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Mama’s Hall Of Fame by Kenny Hatcher

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 11, 2014 – 8:26 am -

Kenny Hatcher

Kenny Hatcher

Dr. Kenny Hatcher has been an artist with Chapel Valley since 2004 and is currently working on song selections for a new project to be recorded in March, 2015.  He has been the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Guin, AL since April 2012.  He has served several churches in Alabama over the past 40 years, having spent 14 years in  Selma, AL prior to coming to Guin.  Kenny and his wife (of 39 years) Phyllis have two grown daughters and two grandchildren.  He is available for revivals, conferences and concerts on a limited basis.

In addition to singing, Kenny enjoys being a private pilot having earned his license in 2009

 

“Mama’s Hall Of Fame”

Written by Hayward Franks of Trinity, AL.

A song that touches the hearts of a generation that grew up with Viet Nam and Elvis.

(The first time I heard a demo of this song, I knew I had to record it).

 


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Gospel Music Today For November 10th On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 10, 2014 – 8:10 am -

Gospel Music Today

Gospel Music Today

The Mark Dubbeld Family is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of November 9. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Sacred Calling, and Jean reviews new recordings by The Erwins and Kenny Glass. A Christian Voice Magazine article by Lou Wills Hildreth is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features a new music video by Back Home, singing by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, exclusive video of The Mark Dubbeld Family, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Absolutely Gospel Music Fest, in Nashville, TN, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Melody Boys Quartet at Geyer Springs Baptist Church, in Little Rock, AR.

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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