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2014 SGMG HARMONY HONORS TO BE BROADCAST ON TBN MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

Written by SGN Scoops on April 7, 2014 – 10:30 am -

harmony honorsNASHVILLE (April 7, 2014) — Southern Gospel Music will be front and center on TBN as Grammy Award winning Christian music artist Jason Crabb hosts the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s 2014 Harmony Honors broadcast on TBN tonight Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10 PM EST / 9 PM EST.
The annual Harmony Honors recognize the best and brightest singers, songwriters, quartets, groups, and innovators in this unique American musical genre that has comforted, inspired, and entertained generations of fans.
This year the Harmony Honors will recognize two of Southern Gospel Music’s most storied publishing resources: Pathway Press and Stamps-Baxter Music. Southern Gospel aficionados will recognize Pathway Press as publisher of the classic “Red Back”Church Hymnal, used by thousands of churches across the South for over sixty years. Generations of gospel groups have dipped into the depths of the old “Red Back” hymnal for classic quartet and convention songs by such legendary songwriters as Albert Brumley, Vep Ellis, Luther Presley, Lee Roy Abernathy, and many others.
As for Stamps-Baxter Music, its classic “shaped-note” song books — with titles like Super SpecialsCrystal RaysSilver Tones, and Pearls of Paradise — have been used and cherished by Southern Gospel artists for over 75 years.
“I’m excited to be a part of this evening honoring the musical heritage that is so closely tied to gospel music,” said Harmony Honors host Jason Crabb. “The songs in the ‘Red Back’ hymnal and the Stamps-Baxter songbooks are the foundation for this music that is so loved. This is a well-deserved honor for both publishers and it’s going to be a great night!”
Among the musical guests for this year’s Harmony Honors will be some of the most beloved and popular names in Southern Gospel Music, including the LeFevre Quartet, the Perrys, the Tribute Quartet, Legacy Five, Three Bridges, the Nelons, Gerald Wolfe from Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, Jeff & Sheri Easter, the Bowling Family, Gold City, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Whisnants, Stan Whitmire and the Mylon Hayes Family.
Also scheduled for a special guest appearance is former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, himself an accomplished musician and long-time fan of Southern Gospel Music.
TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch noted that Southern Gospel Music has been a regular part of TBN’s history over the past 40-plus years. “We’ve welcomed many Southern Gospel greats over the years,” he said. “The rich harmonies and inspirational message of this sacred music have been a blessing to generations of TBN viewers. We’re privileged once again to host the Harmony Honors.”
For more information on where to view TBN in your area, visit www.TBN.org
About the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks
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About the Southern Gospel Music Guild
The Southern Gospel Music Guild is a fraternity of industry professionals who combine their resources and work together for the expansion of the Southern Gospel Music industry. The overall mission of the organization is to create a cooperative environment that will encourage excellence, education, awareness, and growth, while preserving the essence of Southern Gospel Music.

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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 7, 2014 – 7:20 am -

gmt freeThe members of Watts, Rowsey, and Bean are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of April 6. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is Chapel Road Trio, and Jean reviews new recordings by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound and Lisa Williamson. An article about allergies is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. Tribute Quartet sings, and the show includes exclusive video of The Freemans, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at The Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Harbingers Quartet.

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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2014 Diamond Awards Top 10

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 4, 2014 – 6:58 am -

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MATTHEW HAGEE’S A NEW SEASON IS TOP SOUTHERN GOSPEL DEBUT

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 31, 2014 – 10:29 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A New Season, the latest solo offering from leading pastor, author and recording Layout 1artist Matthew Hagee, debuted at #2 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Southern Gospel Albums chart for the week ending March 23. The chart’s only Top 30 debut, A New Season was produced by Michael Sykes (Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band) and features 11 Inspirationally-focused country selections.

Released March 18 from Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution, A New Season features the debut single, “I Don’t Want To Get Adjusted”; the Hagee co-penned songs “This Ain’t Nothin’” and “My Nomination”; “The Day He Wore My Crown,” featuring guest contributions from Larry Stewart and David Innis of legendary country group Restless Heart; and “That’s Jesus,” which was co-written by Hagee’s father, internationally-renowned evangelist Pastor John Hagee.

Executive pastor of the 20,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he preaches alongside his father, Matthew Hagee is the author of Shaken, Not Shattered (Charisma House). A husband and father of four, Hagee is a member of the Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel quartet Canton Junction and also records and tours with his family’s vocal group, The Hagees.

Difference Media is a division of Cornerstone Church, founded and pastored by John Hagee. The label features some of the leading names in Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees. A non-denominational evangelical church, Cornerstone Church is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and in more than 190 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming, as well as music videos and performances by Difference Media artists.

For further information, visit differencemedia.org, matthewhagee.com or turningpointpr.com.


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Dixie and Sharon Phillips each received a nomination in the Singing News Fan Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 28, 2014 – 9:12 am -

Sharon and I ArkansasDixie and Sharon Phillips each received a nomination in the Singing News Fan Awards for Non-Performing Songwriter. The sisters-in-law were quite surprised when they heard the news. “The other nominees are some of our heroes and gospel music’s finest songwriters. We are humbled to have our names on that list and very thankful for the loving support of the gospel music community.” The Phillips’ song, “Hidden Heroes” was the Grand Prize winner in the 2012 Singing News/Solid Gospel Songwriters Search. The Talleys recorded “Hidden Heroes” on their newest project THE TEST OF TIME and will be releasing it as a radio single in May. The next round of voting for the Singing News Fan Awards will be in the July edition of the magazine. For more information about Phillips and Phillips Music go to http://phillipsandphillipsmusic.com


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Activate Records announces the release of The LeFevre Quartet’s first concept video

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 28, 2014 – 8:12 am -

On The Set - Put It Right There - smallActivate Records has produced a concept video on The LeFevre Quartet’s new single “Put It Right There”. The video was produced by Paul and Tre’ Corley for Activate. This timely video portrays a son turning to his father for help with an addiction. The song “Put It Right There”, which was penned by Gerald Crabb, compares their relationship to our relationship with Christ. It’s a powerful message and a powerful video.


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LaBreeska Hemphill Undergoes Brain Surgery

Written by SGN Scoops on March 28, 2014 – 5:03 am -

HemphilJudy Nelon Group (Nashville, TN) March 27, 2014 – LaBreeska Hemphill, matriarch of the legendary gospel music family The Hemphills, is recovering well from a recent brain surgery. Several weeks ago, LaBreeska began suffering from frequent headaches. After finding no relief, she decided to see a doctor. Upon a seemingly routine checkup, the doctors discovered a large mass pushing against LaBreeska’s brain, and she was rushed immediately to Vanderbilt Hospital to see a specialist. The diagnosis of a brain mass was confirmed, and surgery was scheduled. On March 14, what was supposed to be a three to five hour intense surgery, successfully ended in just an hour and a half. The doctor stated, “We have a sea of good news, and a best-case scenario.” The biopsy of the mass returned benign, and LaBreeska is now home and recovering very well.

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Cross Pointe’s Music Video to Broadcast Nationally Via Harmony Road Television

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 21, 2014 – 1:04 pm -

( Lancaster , OH ) The talented trio, Cross Pointe, is experiencing great success with their video, “All My Tears.” The Cross PointeExecutive Producer of Harmony Road Television has made the announcement that the video will broadcast at the conclusion of their Saturday, 8:30pm (ET) program, this week. The show has over 30 affiliate stations across the U.S. and it will be broadcast on NRB following American Gospel Onstage on DIRECTV channel 378. There is a potential audience of over 40 million homes. Bill Pitts of Cross Pointe notes, “Never did we anticipate the overwhelming potential of the reach of this video on that cold Saturday morning when we were shooting this video. To God be the glory!” To see it on youtube, go to www.crosspointemusic.com It will also be streaming live at www.nrbnetwork.tv. For a Cross Pointe press kit, contact: Evie@EHA-Nashville.com or contact The Lutz Agency at 740-409-1060 .


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SGMG TO PRESENT 2014 HARMONY HONORS MARCH 25 AT NASHVILLE’S TRINITY MUSIC CITY

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 20, 2014 – 5:38 pm -

NASHVITBNLLE (March 18, 2014) — Southern Gospel Music will be front and center at the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s famed Trinity Music City in Nashville March 25th as TBN and Grammy Award winning Christian music artist Jason Crabb host the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s 2014 Harmony Honors.
 
The annual Harmony Honors recognize the best and brightest singers, songwriters, quartets, groups, and innovators in this unique American musical genre that has comforted, inspired, and entertained generations of fans.
 
This year the Harmony Honors will recognize two of Southern Gospel Music’s most storied publishing resources: Pathway Press and Stamps-Baxter Music. Southern Gospel aficionados will recognize Pathway Press as publisher of the classic “Red Back”Church Hymnal, used by thousands of churches across the South for over sixty years. Generations of gospel groups have dipped into the depths of the old “Red Back” hymnal for classic quartet and convention songs by such legendary songwriters as Albert Brumley, Vep Ellis, Luther Presley, Lee Roy Abernathy, and many others.
 
As for Stamps-Baxter Music, its classic “shaped-note” song books — with titles like Super SpecialsCrystal RaysSilver Tones, and Pearls of Paradise — have been used and cherished by Southern Gospel artists for over 75 years.
 
“I’m excited to be a part of this evening honoring the musical heritage that is so closely tied to gospel music,” said Harmony Honors host Jason Crabb. “The songs in the ‘Red Back’ hymnal and the Stamps-Baxter songbooks are the foundation for this music that is so loved. This is a well-deserved honor for both publishers and it’s going to be a great night!”
 
Among the musical guests for this year’s Harmony Honors will be some of the most beloved and popular names in Southern Gospel Music, including the LeFevre Quartet, the Perrys, the Tribute Quartet, Legacy Five, Three Bridges, the Nelons, Gerald Wolfe from Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, Jeff & Sheri Easter, the Bowling Family, Gold City, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Whisnants, Stan Whitmire and the Mylon Hayes Family.
 
Also scheduled for a special guest appearance is former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, himself an accomplished musician and long-time fan of Southern Gospel Music.
 
TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch noted that Southern Gospel Music has been a regular part of TBN’s history over the past 40-plus years. “We’ve welcomed many Southern Gospel greats over the years,” he said. “The rich harmonies and inspirational message of this sacred music have been a blessing to generations of TBN viewers. We’re privileged once again to host the Harmony Honors.”
 
Admission to the March 25th live TBN taping of the Harmony Honors at Nashville’s Trinity Music City is free to the public, with 1,500 seats available. Doors open at 6 p.m. (Central Time) and the program begins at 7 p.m.
 

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THE ORIGINAL CLAUDE HOPPER RELEASES “CLAUDE’S CHOCO CANDY”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 20, 2014 – 10:02 am -

Hoppers(Madison, NC) March 20, 2014 – The Hoppers’ Claude Hopper, Gospel Music Hall of Fame legend and industry icon, has announced the release of his new brand new line of chocolate candy – “Claude’s Choco Candy.”

As most gospel music fans know, Claude Hopper carried a candy called ClodHoppers for many years. The Hershey Corporation recently acquired that trademark and the candy is no longer available. Ever the entrepreneur, Claude began searching for a new candy and “Claude’s Choco Candy” was born.

Proceeds from candy sales go to benefit the Hopper Heritage Foundation. Claude Hopper has been a fierce advocate for education among the youth. Claude Hopper began the Hopper Heritage Foundation over fifty years ago to offer scholarships to the next generation of singers, ministers and business executives who desire to further their education and who share Christian values.

Claude Hopper says, “I believe that this great country needs our next generation to be as successful in their life as the last generation – not necessarily in wealth, but rich in value, ready to sow what they have learned into the ones that follow them.”

Through ongoing support, Claude Hopper and the Hopper Heritage Foundation continues to enrich the lives of countless individuals each year.

“Claude’s Choco Candy” is available at all Hoppers’ concerts and online at www.shopthehoppers.com.

For more information on the Hopper Heritage Foundation, visit www.HopperHeritageFoundation.org

For more information on The Hoppers, visit www.TheHoppers.com


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