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North Metro Gospel Singing September 13

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 27, 2014 – 8:29 pm -

North Metro Gospel Singing

North Metro Gospel Singing

North Metro Gospel Singing Presents .. Shiloh Hills Baptist Church at 75 Hawkins Store Road in Kennesaw, Ga. will host the music ministries of former NBC and CBS star and IBMM bluegrass legend Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” of TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” acoustic Southern gospel award winning Watkins Family and Solid Gospel radio and Harmony Road TV host Les Butler on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 at the door or $15 advance and are available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Robert York, 4030 Ebenezer Drive, Marietta, Ga. 30066. For more information, call (770) 926-6021.


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Daywind Music Group Honored with 20 GMA Dove Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 27, 2014 – 9:51 am -

Daywind Music Group

Daywind Music Group

HENDERSONVILLE, TN  Daywind Music Group’s artists, songwriters, and producers received 20 nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  The Dove Awards will be aired globally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Honored with four nominations was Daywind recording artist Karen Peck and New River for Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance, and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for their single “Revival” and for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their album Revival.  The song was co-written by Karen Peck, Kenna West, and Don Poythress.

Brian Free and Assurance received four Dove nominations for Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance, and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for “Say Amen,” and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Unashamed.  The song was co-written by Daywind staff writers Kenna West and Jason Cox along with Michael Farren.  The album was produced by Producer of the Year nominee Ricky Free.

Adam Crabb and Wilburn and Wilburn each garnered two nominations.  Adam Crabb received nominations for Country Album of the Year for Surrender produced by Adam and Jason Crabb and for Country Song of the Year for “That Whosoever was Me” written by Jason Cox, Kenna West, and Lee Black.  Wilburn and Wilburn received nominations for Country Album of the Year for Here Comes Sunday and for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “If These Old Walls Could Talk” written by Dianne Wilkinson and Jerry Salley.

Daywind’s Choral Division posted two nominations in the Musical of the Year category for “Good News from Jerusalem” created by Dianne Wilkinson and “Highest Glory” created by Marty Funderburk.

Greater Vision got a nod for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for its Daywind recording For All He’s Done, an album featuring three #1 songs.  Greater Vision received two other nominations for their work on the Cathedrals Family Reunion project.

Past Dove winner, Chigger Hill Boys and Terri was nominated for Bluegrass Song of the Year for their hit bluegrass gospel single “Revelation Song.”

First time nominees the Browders were honored for their song “Lift Up His Name” written by Matthew Browder from the album Time Machine, while Red Roots picked up a Country Album of the Year nomination for their album Triplicity produced by Rick and Micah Schweinsberg.

Daywind’s Vital Worship division was nominated in the Special Event category for their groundbreaking recording Songs for the Living King.

Daywind president Ed Leonard said, “We are blessed that so many of top artists, songwriters and producers call Daywind home.  We will continue serving Christ by producing top quality music.”

Daywind Music Group is home Daywind Records, Daywind Soundtracks, Daywind Music Publishing, Daywind Studios, Red Hen Records, and Thoroughbred Records.  Daywind Records represents great artists like Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, the Hoskins Family, the Blackwood Brothers, Wilburn and Wilburn, the Browders, Adam Crabb, the Bowling Family, Karen Peck and New River, Amber Thompson, Joseph Habedank, the Nelons, and Watts, Rowsey, & Bean.  Red Hen Records is home to Red Roots, Zach & Rodney, Michael Lee, and Ryan Watkins.  Thoroughbred Records is home to the Chigger Hill Boys & Terri.  Daywind recordings are distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors (www.newdaychristian.com) and to the general market by Select O Hits.

Daywind Music Publishing is home to great songwriters Ronny Hinson, Dianne Wilkinson, Marty Funderburk, Sue Smith, Kenna West, Jason Cox, Kyla Rowland, Belinda Smith, Ricky Free, Scott Inman, John Darin Rowsey, Lee Black, Ben Storie, Gina Vera, David Browder, Matthew Browder, Sonya Browder, Tommy Browder, Aaron Crabb, Adam Crabb, Amanda Crabb, Karen Peck Gooch, Mike Richards, Natalie, Nika, and Nicole Taylor (Red Roots), Gina Boe, Caleb Collins, Janice Crow, Marcia Henry, Rick Schweinsberg, Micah Schweinsberg and CCM writers Sam Tinnesz, Aaron Rice, Michael Fordinal, Justin Kintzel, and Hearts of Saints.


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Jeff Stice Signs Agreement With AG Publicity

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 26, 2014 – 10:10 pm -

Jeff Stice

Jeff Stice

Nashville, TN Phenomenal keyboard artist Jeff Stice has launched his solo career and is making great strides in becoming the premier instrumentalist in Gospel music. Having played with such groups as the Nelons, Triumphant Quartet, the Kingdom Heirs and Perfect Heart the name “Jeff Stice” already brings respect and attention.

Deon Unthank, President of AG Publicity said “I have known Jeff personally for a lot of years and he has proven himself to not only be an outstanding musician, but absolutely one of the nicest guys in the whole music industry. We are proud to add Jeff to the other great artists represented by AG Publicity.”

Also commenting, Jeff stated “One of the first things I knew that I would need when I started on my own was someone who was already good at putting out publicity. I wanted the best, so I immediately went to the Unthanks with AG Publicity.”

Jeff appeared at the 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Fan Festival and received a warm welcome with several standing ovations from the crowd. He has already been busy booking other events including Christmas gatherings as well as other special occasions. Jeff has the ability to tailor his artistry to meet any occasion in a Church or other venue.

Producing projects in the studio is another talent that Jeff Stice has been utilizing before and since entering into a solo ministry. He recently won an AGM Ovation Award for producing Triumphant Quartet’s last project ‘Awesome God’.

Besides publicity, Jeff also needed a booking agent and found another old friend in Beckie Simmons Bates of the Beckie Simmons Agency. BSA is now booking Jeff at churches, concerts, fairs and any other event where great piano music and ministry is wanted.

You can learn more about Jeff Stice at http://www.jeffsticemusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/jeffsticemusic . He can be Twittered at https://twitter.com/JeffsBleedinBlu .

To book Jeff contact Beckie at the Beckie Simmons Agency beckie@bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500.


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THE LESTER’S ANNOUNCE MATT FELTS AS NEW TENOR

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 26, 2014 – 2:00 pm -

Matt Felts

Matt Felts

Through their group newsletter, Facebook and through a video shot at Silver Dollar City, the announcement was made today that the Lester’s have hired Matt Felts as their new tenor. ” We are grateful to The Lord for sending Matt our way and we’re looking forward to what God has in store for this ministry as we continue our journey for Him. Matt will be joining the week of September 8th so be watching our tour schedule and come out to a concert to welcome Matt to the Lesters.”
Matt Felts has been a mainstay in Gospel music for a number of years having been a member of the Dixie Melody Boys and other groups. He had this to say about joining the Lesters. ” Growing up in St. Louis, our home was filled with great Gospel music from groups like the Cathedrals and the Happy Goodmans. One group stood out to us above the rest, The Lesters. I’m thrilled to be apart of such a rich legacy of ministry and music. Joining the Lesters is truly like coming home.”
The Lesters will be in the studio soon and will make an appearance on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention next month. You can find out more and see their tour schedule by going to their website at www.thelesters.com


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Battle of the Quartets Series Continues….

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 24, 2014 – 11:42 am -

Battle Of Quartets

Battle Of Quartets

The Battle of the Quartets series will continue on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in downtown Corinth, MS at the Historic Corinth Coliseum Theater beginning at 7:00p.m. JAF Promotions proudly host, two of America’s finest gospel quartets; GOLD CITY QUARTET and the KINGSMEN QUARETET. Both Quartets are anchored by Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame Members, Tim Riley (Gold City) and Ray Reese (Kingsmen). Host, Josh & Ashley Franks will also appear. There is no advance ticket needed. General Admission is $12.00 at the door, plus a special free-will love offering will be received. For more information, go to ww.joshandashleyfranks.com. Doors will open one hour before concert.


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Matt Felts To Leave Dixie Melody Boys

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 22, 2014 – 8:21 pm -

Matt Felts

Matt Felts

From Matt Felts

For the last four years I’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with Ed O’Neal and the Dixie Melody Boys. I’ve been so blessed to be embraced by their wonderful friends and fans all across the country. This season has seen some great times for the group including the 50th Anniversary Reunion, numerous awards and many great concerts. When I joined I didn’t fully understand what it meant to be a member of the “Ed O’Neal University”. It’s more than just a group. It’s being part of a fraternity that you’re always a part of. As many of you know, I fly from Nashville to North Carolina every week to meet the guys. Like many things the cost of flights have gone up drastically over the last couple years. This coupled with God’s leading in a new path have brought me to announce my departure from the Dixie Melody Boys. I want to thank Ed for an incredible four years. I will never forget the songs, the miles and the many laughs. Some may say I’m graduating but you never truly leave the Dixie Melody Boys. It a family you’re always a part of. There will be an announcement soon about the new doors God has opened but for now I just wanted to thank all of you and Ed.

Matt Felts


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Southern Sound’s Alan Brewster Inducted

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 22, 2014 – 7:55 pm -

alan brewster

alan brewster

(Ft. Oglethorpe, GA) Phenomenal Bass singer Alan Brewster of Southern Sound Quartet received the high honor of being inducted as an individual into the Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. This Georgia native is known for his motivation in business, and his low voice that every great quartet needs.

Southern Sound Lead singer and Manager, Ben Harris said, “Although Alan remained a board member of the group during his three year absence, he was of course not a regular touring member during those years. We have had many promoters, pastors and friends ask about Alan, and now he is back and we could not be more pleased. Alan brings far more than his rich and talented voice. He also brings a wealth of business background, a firm commitment to Christ, and a friendly demeanor that everyone loves.”

Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame was founded in 2005. It was formed to recognize and remember the efforts of those individuals whom have given to the advancement and support of Gospel Music in the Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia, and Northeast Alabama, locally known as the Tri-state area.

There were 25 new inductees this year, including nationally known Jack Clark and Elmer Cole.

This years ceremony was held at Parkway Baptist Temple, Fort Oglethorpe, GA on August the 2nd.

Alan stated “I started singing bass in a young people’s church quartet at the age of 15. Since then I have sung with the Royal Heirs Quartet of Lafayette, GA, Kings Messengers Quartet of Lafayette, GA, Happy Harmony Quartet of Chattanooga, TN, Called Out Quartet of Dalton, GA, Hymnsmen Quartet of Cleveland, TN and Southern Sound Quartet of Nashville, TN. I joined Southern Sound in April of 2007 and stayed til October of 2010. After much thought and prayer I rejoined the group in August 2013.

My favorite memory would have to be my first performance on the main-stage of the National Quartet Convention with Southern Sound.”

To learn more about Southern Sound go to http://www.southernsoundquartet.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Sound-Quartet .

To book Southern Sound call Ben Harris at (615) 481-9431 or Alan Brewster (423) 580-4915


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Zach and Rodney, Greater Vision Featured on this Week’s Harmony Road TV Program

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 22, 2014 – 9:27 am -

Harmony Road

Harmony Road

Signal Mountain, TN – This week’s Harmony Road program includes a mix of artists including a singer/songwriter, top family groups, an award winning trio and a country gospel duet. Music is from Zach and Rodney with “Cookes and Hinsons”, “My Name is Lazarus” from Greater Vision along with the Rochesters and their touching song “My Fathers Eyes”. The program also features Mark Bishop and one of his signature hits “Can I Pray for You?” and the Hoppers with the timely “Jerusalem”.

Hosted by Les Butler, Harmony Road, a weekly southern gospel television program, is now available to over 80 million homes nationwide through networks, local TV stations, ROKU, DirecTV, and a mobile app.  The program is also streamed from several locations.  Information on Harmony Road and its affiliates can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com.  Viewers can also interact with the program on Facebook at Harmony Road TV and on twitter @harmonyroadtv.

This week’s program originates from Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse Resort in Monteagle, Tennessee.  For information on the Smokehouse and its amenities, go to www.thesmokehouse.com.

Harmony Road is produced and distributed by Harmony Road Productions and features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland NetworkThe NRB Network (including DirectTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, WGNM-TV in Macon, WYBU-TV in Columbus, GA/Phoenix City, AL.  Also find the program on the WALKtv network (including ROKU), Harmony Gospel in Greeneville, SC,  DCT3in Middle Tennessee, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, Charter Cable in Clarksville, Cookeville/Crossville, Sevier County, Lebanon and Jackson, TN and  WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL  .


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Browders Earn First Dove Award Nomination

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 21, 2014 – 11:30 pm -

 

Browders

Browders

Nashville, TN (August 18, 2014) Excited probably doesn’t say it best, but that’s the word to use for how the Browders reacted to the news of gaining their first Dove Award nomination at the GMA Press Conference in Nashville at Lipscomb University on August 13th.

Their hit song, “Lift Up His Name” penned by Matthew Browder received a nomination for Inspirational Song of the Year.

Matthew Browder stated “In our journey of making music, I find The Lord periodically places signs in our path to remind us that our labor is not in vain and that He sees us. It often comes from a person who shares that they have been encouraged or introduced to Christ through our music and ministry. Today it comes through our first Dove Award nomination. We are thankful beyond words for this great honor and praise God for His goodness to us.”

The Browders have attained number one status on most of the Southern Gospel charts with two songs from their most current CD ‘Time Machine’ and they achieved five number one songs on their previous project ‘The Message.’

Daywind President Ed Leonard commented “The nominated song ‘Lift Up His Name’ is an amazing song that sounds different from anything else. I am so glad the Browders received recognition for this groundbreaking song.”

The Browders sing a wonderful mixture of styles and songs, many of them written themselves. This first Dove Award nomination puts them another rung higher on the ladder they are climbing to reach their ultimate goal of reaching more people with the Good News of the Gospel of Christ.

You can find out more about the Browders by going to http://www.thebrowders.com .

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Browders-Friends, or by E-mailing sonya@thebrowders.com .

To find out more about the Absolutely Gospel Awards you can go to www.absolutelygospel.com .


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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 jaystonesingers.com.
Like them on Facebook at facebook.com/Jay.Stone.Singers
Follow them on Twitter @jaystonesingers
 
To learn more about the Mountain Top Talent family of artists, visit mountaintoptalent.com.
 
To learn more about all of the artists who call Michael Davis & Associates home, visit michaeldavisandassociates.com.
 
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
Phone:

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