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Jim Brady Trio Announcement

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 17, 2014 – 3:36 pm -

Jim Brady Trio

Jim Brady Trio


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CATHEDRALS FAMILY REUNION LIVE Recordings Top the Week’s Sales Charts

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 17, 2014 – 9:12 am -

CATHEDRALS FAMILY REUNION LIVE Recordings Top the Week’s Sales Charts

Cathedrals Family Reuion Live

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—September 17th, 2014–The all-new Cathedrals Family Reunion, Past Members Reunite LIVE in Concert video debuted at #1 on this past week’s Christian Music Video chart and at #2 on the Billboard Music Video chart according to Nielsen SoundScan.  The audio version of the recording topped the Southern Gospel chart and landed at #25 on the Contemporary Christian chart.

Released by Gaither Music Group and Innovative Management and Consulting, LLC (IMC), the recordings capture the historical concerts that took place on November 8th and 9th, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the MacGorman Performing Arts Center where five former members of the legendary Cathedrals combined voices to celebrate the group’s legacy and pay honor to its founders Glen Payne and George Younce.
The two-day event featured performances by tenor Ernie Haase and his GRAMMY®-nominated quartet Ernie Haase & Signature Sound; baritone Scott Fowler and Legacy Five (a group he co-founded after The Cathedrals retired); lead vocalist and piano player Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision (the heralded trio he formed upon leaving the group); beloved baritone and bass player Mark Trammel and The Mark Trammel Quartet; and tenor Danny Funderburk, now a popular solo artist and household name among gospel music lovers.  The recordings, an encouraging walk down memory lane, are a tribute to group members Payne and Younce, two patriarchs and mentors who were an inspiration to countless singers for many decades.
The excitement about the recordings and the overwhelming response to the initial concerts in Texas has resulted in a national tour in six select markets organized by IMC in association with Showcase Management.  The tour will start this November in Akron, Ohio, the birthplace of the original Cathedral Quartet where it all began.
Produced by award-winning producer/songwriter Wayne Haun, the Cathedrals Family Reunion, Past Members Reunite LIVE in Concert CD contains classic hits such as “Wedding Music,” “Yesterday,” “Somebody Touched Me,” “Step into the Water,” “Oh, What a Savior,” “Champion of Love,” “We Shall See Jesus” and more.  The companion DVD, produced by IMC’s Landon Beene, contains 17 songs including additions “Oh, Come Along,” “We Shall Be Caught Up,” “Search Me O God” and more.
The new CD and DVD are part of a tv special airing this fall on Dish TV, DirecTV, AT&T Uverse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN.  It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV; and the projects are featured in the current HOMECOMING Magazine.
The releases are distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and are available at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.  For more information on the event and/or to purchase tickets or product, please visit www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com.
CATHEDRALS FAMILY REUNION Tour Dates:
Sept. 24, 2014 – Pigeon Forge, TN (Matinee preview performance)
Nov. 7-8, 2014 – Akron, OH
Nov. 14-15, 2014 – Fort Worth, TX
Jan. 15-16, 2015 – Orlando, FL
Apr. 24-25, 2015 – Denver, CO
Jul. 17-18, 2015 – Lancaster, PA
Oct. 9-10, 2015 – Branson, MO

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Count Down To Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 15, 2014 – 11:14 am -

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2014

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2014

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Gospel Music Today For September 15th On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 15, 2014 – 8:32 am -

Gospel Music Today For Sept 15

Gospel Music Today For Sept 15

The members of Beyond the Ashes and Adelaide Callaway are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of September 14. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is The Alversons, and Jean reviews recordings by The Missourians, the Diplomats, Revelation and Faith’s Journey.  An article about The Booth Brothers is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. The show features singing by Gold City Quartet from the 1980’s, exclusive video of  New Road, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at Crossway Baptist Church, in Springfield, MO, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Williamsons at The Creekside Gospel Music Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN.  In the news are The Goulds, Three Bridges and Ray Stevens.

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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Patterson Homecoming A Success

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 13, 2014 – 9:33 am -

Pauline Patterson

Pauline Patterson

Pigeon Forge, TN, noted for it’s beautiful Smoky Mountains, family entertainment, and wholesome environment, is beginning to be known as the center of Southern Gospel Music so it’s appropriate to

be the home for the ANNUAL PATTERSON PROMOTIONS HOMECOMING!
This year’s Homecoming included a Talent Search, Morning Devotions by Wanda Osborne, an Artist Seminar presented by Phil Cross, plus two days and nights of Gospel Music, Christian entertainment and fellowship featuring regional and nationally known Artists. The lineup included The Hoskins Family, Ann Downing, The Dunaways, Tim Livingston, The Pruitt Family, Sharron Kay King, Phil Cross, The Wilbanks, and many more. The emcees were the incredible and hilarious Tim Lovelace and Sue and Jeff Duffield.
Pauline Patterson, founder of the event, has a genuine love for people and a passion for spreading the Gospel through Southern Gospel music. In 2005, she ventured into the world of promoting Southern Gospel music to radio. Nine years later she is recognized as a leading promoter of the genre.
Pauline says, “What a time we had at our 2nd Annual Patterson Homecoming! The Spirit filled the auditorium! The artists that took part in this year’s event added so much to its success. I’m proud to say that we work with some of the best men and women of God in the Southern Gospel Industry! They are the cream of the crop. God has truly blessed Patterson Promotions through the years to work with some awesome ministries. If you didn’t make it this year, hopefully you can be with us next year. Lord willing, we will do it all over again!”
Make plans now to join us for the 3rd Annual Patterson Promotions Homecoming  which will be held at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN on Thursday and Friday, May 14-15, 2015. An afternoon showcase of artists will be added for next year. There is no admission charge; it is supported by contributions of individuals and sponsors.
www.pattersonpromotions.com or www.southerngospeltimes.com


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“Gospel Music Hymn Sing” set for September 22 release

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 12, 2014 – 7:39 pm -

Hymn Sing

Hymn Sing

MORRISTOWN, TN – September 11, 2014 – Gerald Wolfe has announced the upcoming release of Gospel Music’s first-ever BluRay Disc.  The “Gospel Music Hymn Sing” recording will be the first Gospel Music event to be released in the High-Definition, BluRay video format.  The BluRay Disc will be released on Monday September 22, 2014 at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

 

The “Gospel Music Hymn Sing” was recorded on July 7th, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Morristown, Tennessee, in full 1080p High-Definition and 5.1 Surround-Sound audio. The recording features 30 Hymns and Gospel Classics, sung by 1,400 voices, including 46 well-known Gospel Artists and a 100-voice Choir, accompanied by a live band.
Gerald Wolfe, Producer of the “Gospel Music Hymn Sing,” said “We wanted to give the viewer the experience of being in the audience, when they watch the video. A BluRay Disc is currently the only way to see a video in full 1080p resolution.  When you include 5.1 Surround-Sound, it becomes an almost-immersive experience, and it’s the closest a person can get to “being there,” without actually being at the event.” Wolfe added, “Greater Vision was the first Gospel Artist to release a DVD, back in 1996, and we’re really excited to be a part of moving the greatest music in the world into the BluRay format.”
The video was recorded by ViewFinders, and Produced and Directed by Kim White.  “When you watch the stunning, full HD video and listen to 1400 voices in 5.1 Surround Sound… I guarantee you will have to remind yourself over and over that you aren’t actually in the 2nd row!  All of us at ViewFinder’s are thrilled to be a part of this Blu-Ray release!” White commented. The Live-Event was promoted by IMC Concerts, and the BluRay Disc manufacturing is being overseen by Tribute Media Source.  Landon Beene, President of IMC Concerts and Tribute Media Source, said “We have the greatest musical genre in the world.  I’m so honored we have the opportunity to bring the very best quality and cutting edge technology to the viewers and listeners by way of Gospel Music’s first-ever Blue-Ray Disc.”  The 5.1 Surround-Sound audio was recorded and mixed by award-winning Engineer, Bob Williams.

 

The “Gospel Music Hymn Sing” recording will also be released on DVD and a Music CD.

 


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DECLARATION RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LIGHTEN UP”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 12, 2014 – 3:01 pm -

Declaration

Declaration

One of Southern Gospel’s newest and fastest-rising artists, Declaration, has released a brand new song to radio. “Lighten Up” is an encouraging tune that is sure to brighten the listners day! This is the groups follow-up single to their Singing News Top 80 hit, “It Wasn’t Me.”

The song was written by songwriting newcomer, Haley Young, who wrote the song to remind people to, “Relax because Jesus has everything under control.” Declaration members say they are excited about the song because it’s a great message for today that happens to be set to a tune that you can’t help singing all day long.

“Lighten Up” is slated to appear on the new Declaration record Set Free, slated for release in late September.

For more information regarding Declaration, radio song ‘Lighten Up’ or the upcoming project, ‘Set Free’ visit www.DeclarationTrio.com.


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Steeles Name Matthew Thompson As New Singer

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 12, 2014 – 10:59 am -

THE STEELES

THE STEELES

THE STEELES are excited to be beginning a new chapter in life and ministry!  About a year and a half ago Sherry and Jeff Steele joined forces with long time friend Andrew Ishee and began performing a series of dates called Monumental Monday’s with THE STEELES.  Jeff states “I was The Senior Pastor at our church and Andrew was the Worship pastor at his church and we arrived at Monday as about the only date we COULD work.  None of the three of us ever had any intention, nor did we ever even talk about ever doing this full-time again.  The dates were a resounding success but even THAT never became a conversation about going back full-time.  We were having too much fun!

The Lord began to deal with Sherry and I about going back.  We asked Andrew what HE thought and after some prayerful consideration he decided that (with he and his wife Sheree having two small children) the time was just not right for him.  There are absolutely NO hard feelings.  We could not love Drew any more than we do…still talk every day and are so happy for the time we shared together.”  Andrew says…”I DO love Sherry and Jeff.  I have known them all my life.  We have had a blast!  I am thrilled to see them take this opportunity to minister full-time on the road again.  I just feel like (and I learned this from Dr. Steele) that my most important ministry (at this time in life ) is to be a godly father to my two little girls and a “present” husband to my wife Sheree.   I will still do some of my piano concerts as the schedule allows and I will pray for the ministry of THE STEELES!”

THE STEELES conducted a nationwide search for a new singer and landed on another life-long family friend Matthew Thompson.  Matthew has sung previously and most recently with The Men of Music!  His brother Landon was a member of the group Testify and is now serving a church in Houston, TX.  He heard about the opening and recommended that Matthew try out for the position.  Sherry says “we are excited about this step of faith and trust the Lord for our future as we walk through this new door.”  Keep up with THE STEELES singing and preaching ministry @ www.jeffrsteele.com and through Facebook and Twitter


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NQC PREPARES FOR 2014 CONVENTION

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 11, 2014 – 5:39 pm -

Clarke Beasley

Clarke Beasley

Annual Event Largest Single Event Ever Hosted by City of Pigeon Forge, TN!

The hills of the Great Smoky Mountains are filled with more than music these days! Sounds of phones ringing and emails sent back and forth is filling the air at the office of the NQC (National Quartet Convention) as Clarke Beasley, and everyone associated with the annual event, are busily preparing for thousands of Gospel music lovers to descend upon Pigeon Forge, TN for the 2014 NQC!

“We are absolutely overwhelmed by the response our move to Pigeon Forge has received,” Beasley stated. “We set high goals and high expectations when we decided to move to Pigeon Forge, but we would not have dared to project this kind of attendance. Not since the late 1990’s have sales been this high and an all-time attendance record is a real possibility.”

Especially exciting is the fact that 30% of the crowd for this year will be first-time attendees of the event.

“The NQC is the biggest prolonged group event in Pigeon Forge’s history, and everyone in the tourism and hospitality industry is geared up and ready,” said Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. Beasley emphasized that city, county and state officials have all been tremendously supportive and many of them will be present at a special grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, September 22nd, at the main entrance of the LeConte Center.

The 2014 edition of NQC – the National Quartet Convention – will be held September 21-27, 2014 in the brand-new Leconte Center in gorgeous Pigeon Forge, TN!

If you’re unable to attend this year’s event in person, you can still catch all the excitement via the live webcast. For more information, click here.


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Who is The Carter-Robertson Band?

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 10, 2014 – 11:33 am -

The Carter-Robertson Band

The Carter-Robertson Band

When Bryan Carter began to play guitar on the road with Jeff and Sheri Easter back in the late nineties, he never thought he would meet the love his life, Miss Kristi Starbuck. Kristi traveled with the Easters to help watch Jeff and Sheri’s young children while they were performing. Bryan and Kristi were married in 2000, and in 2003, after touring the country playing for many churches, arenas, television shows, and the Bill Gaither Homecomings, Bryan decided to come off the road to continue building his recording studio shortly before the birth of their second child. Bryan and Kristi now own and operate Retrac Recording Studio in Ashland, Alabama where they are raising their five children-Grace, Isaac, John, Lilly, and Ella. In addition to working in his own studio, Bryan has also become a well sought out studio musician throughout the Birmingham and Atlanta areas.

Around 2009, Bryan began to record and play with keyboardist Ryan Robertson. Ryan, known as the singing Judge of Cleburne County, played for weddings and local events. Carter and Robertson had been playing for several years together when Bryan’s mother surprised and informed the two that they were actually cousins and shared a great grandfather named Moses. Not the Moses that parted the Red Sea.

Now after many years of music, family and friendship, Bryan and Kristi Carter have decided to team up with Ryan Robertson and his wife Missie to form The Carter-Robertson Band. Ryan, still serving as a Probate Judge in his county, his wife Missie, a nurse executive, plan to fill their weekends touring with the Carters singing, serving and proclaiming the name of Jesus!

Morris Music Group artist,  Carter-Robertson Band’s first album release is called “God Against The Law.” This song, full of passion and concern for our Country’s future was penned by Jerry Lackey and Ryan Robertson back when Judge Roy Moore of the Alabama State Supreme Court was forced to remove the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery in 2003. The upcoming album is full of original songs that were co-written by the Carters or the Robertsons.


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