SGNScoops is pleased to welcome Scott Roberts and the Five O’Clock Band to the fifth anniversary of Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2016! Combining the talents of skilled Gospel artists, Scott Roberts and the Five O’Clock Band will appear every afternoon on stage in the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, October 31st through November 3rd.
To ensure fans receive the best seats at each showcase, jam session, evening concert and artist appearance as well as special backstage passes and gifts, Creekside is offering VIP bracelets for only $25. Order yours today by contacting Rob Patz at 360.933.0741. VIP passes also ensure entrance to the 2016 Diamond Awards, presented on Tuesday evening, November 1st, 2016.
Don’t forget to reserve your hotel rooms too! Rates start as low as $182 per person (based on double occupancy) for reservations call Rob at 360.933.0741 or contact Salina Clay at email@example.com or by phone at 256.239.7716.
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It is with heavy hearts that we regret to inform, former co-owner, baritone and emcee, Steve French has passed away. We are praying for comfort and Gods grace. We ask you to please respect the families privacy during this difficult time.
Rob Patz, Lorraine Walker and all of SGNScoops are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic death of Steve French.
Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones and all that mourn. Gospel music has lost a unique voice.
Please join us in sending your condolences to the French families and friends.
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Also Signs Agreement with TS-Promotions and Publicity
Gadsden, Alabama Exciting Southern Gospel Trio, Exodus, from Gadsden, Alabama, continues to see their ministry being blessed. They recently learned they had received a top ten nomination for Trio of the Year in the 2016 Diamond Awards. Their current single, “I’ve Been Set Free,” continues to impact radio charts, and they recently signed a publicity agreement with TS-Promotions and Publicity.
In addition, they were blessed be featured on the recently released “Red Book Revival,” DVD. In 2015, Exodus was a top ten finalist for the Singing News Horizon Award.
“I’ve Been Set Free” is the second charting single from Exodus’s CD project of the same name. Produced by Darren Morton and Allen Brantley, the CD is sure to produce even more charting success as it touches people across the country. The title song, as well as several others on the project, was written by Susan Brady, the trio’s alto.
Exodus is also honored to be a top ten finalist for Trio of the Year in the 2016 Diamond Awards. Group member Susan Brady said, “It’s an privilege to be a top ten nominee for Trio of the Year in the Diamond Awards. We are humbled to be included along with some of the top groups in Southern Gospel Music.” The awards are totally fan voted. Voting can be done online at www.sgnscoops.com/2016-
The “Red Back Revival” DVD was filmed in front of a live audience. The event turned out to be an uplifting experience for all in attendance. The DVD features Exodus and other exciting gospel artists, and was hosted by Troy and Tammy Burns. Charlie Sexton led the choir for this unforgettable evening. The DVD/CD combo is available at Exodus live events, and also at www.redbackrevival.com.
Regarding their association with TS-Promotions and Publicity, Roger Spears said, “Jim Robinette and I are very excited to be partnering with Exodus as they grow their ministry. They are already gaining recognition across the area, as evidenced by their Diamond Award Top Ten nomination and we look forward to seeing where the Lord takes them in the next few months and years.”
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Update on Christy:
Surgery is tomorrow at 1:30pm! We appreciate your prayers and continued support through this time!! God bless you all!!
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Gary Casto of Tribute Quartet and Troy Cupp of The Cupps are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of June 26 and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Trinity Heirs, and Jean reviews a new recording by The McKameys. An article about Philip Collinsworth from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. In the News this week is Cana’s Voice, Devin McGlamery, Jeff Stice and Karen Peck and New River. The show features exclusive concert video of Forgiven Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Owasso, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive vintage television clip of James Marvell, singing his hit song from the 1990’s, “Only Christian Country.”
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Frankfort, KY –Governor Matt Bevin, KY, has issued a proclamation declaring Southern Gospel Music Week. The Sneed Family of Glasgow, KY has received the proclamation issued from the Governor’s office in the state capitol in
Frankfort, KY. The proclamation comes following a citation issued by the Kentucky Senate. The document, signed by the Governor and Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes, declares that the impact of Southern Gospel music is embedded into
Kentucky’s heritage, and still remains alive and well in the hearts of many Kentuckians today. It is further proclaimed that this music has inspired people with the encouragement needed to handle the trials that life presents. “We are honored that Gov. Bevin would take the time to acknowledge the artists and musicians who touch our lives with the message of salvation through Southern Gospel Music. “ said Jeff Sneed, leader and patriarch of The Sneed Family.
The Sneed Family celebrated their annual Homecoming with a concert hosted at the historic Plaza Theater in Glasgow, KY last week. The event featured The Primitive Quartet, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, Wade Spencer, The Singing Cooke’s and the Troy Burns Family.
The Sneed Family is a favorite to their southern Kentucky fans. They provide an honest worship experience while providing encouragement. Watch for them on stage as well as on television with their production of “Sneed Family Music”. The program is seen in over one million homes each week. The Sneed Family brings music, and interviews from the best in Southern Gospel Music. For more information on The Sneed Family, visit sneedfamily.com
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LaDonna Bates Update!!!! We are just leaving the hospital. She is making so much improvement in such a short amount of time! She was awake, we had her laughing and rolling her eyes as her Mom (Janet) was overjoyed with the smile and laugh she got from Ladonna when she walked in the room. She was happy to see Greg. She grabbed my hand when I first walked in and she gave it a big squeeze. She’s turning her head and looking all around. She was pulling at her feeding tube. It’s obvious she’s starting to get stir crazy laying in bed all the time. She gave me a hug and kiss before I left. Keep the prayers coming her way! Thank you all so much for the support. She will be so amazed to see the outpouring of love and support from all of her friends and family!
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Hendersonville, TN – Daywind Music Publishing is proud to welcome singer/songwriter and comedian Tim Lovelace to its expanding roster of talented songwriters.
With over three decades of experience entertaining audiences across the globe with his funny man antics, few realize that Tim often uses his gift as a storyteller and wordsmith to craft some of Southern Gospel’s most beloved songs. Well-known songs such as ‘Bend In The River’ (Karen Peck & New River), ‘An Old Convention Song’ (The Cathedrals), and ‘Getcha To The Other Side’ (The Kingsmen) came from Lovelace’s pen, and he continues to produce top-quality songs that are sought after by many of his fellow artists.
“Tim is an incredibly talented songwriter,” comments Rick Shelton, VP of Daywind Music Publishing. “His current songs are absolutely brilliant. His abundant creativity is matched with the evidence of his character. I’m grateful to join Tim on his journey; it is sure to be one full of joy. We could not be more excited to adopt him into the Daywind Publishing family!”
Tim Lovelace shares Rick’s sentiments, ‘I’m thrilled to have signed a songwriting agreement with Daywind Publishing. Rick Shelton has assembled some of the greatest writers in gospel music today. I am happy to be part of their team and anticipate a fantastic future with this great company!”
Daywind Music Publishing services an impressive roster of acclaimed songwriters including Lee Black, Matthew Browder, Jason Clark, Jason Cox, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Adam Crabb, Gerald Crabb, Chris Cron, Ricky Free, Marty Funderburk, Karen Peck Gooch, Joseph Habedank, Devin McGlamery, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Brandon Sharp, Belinda Smith, Sue C. Smith, Aaron Wilburn and Dianne Wilkinson.
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Royce Taylor of GloryWay Quartet is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of June 19. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Forget the Sea, and Jean reviews new recordings by Redeemed Trio and Forget the Sea. An article from SGN Scoops magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features exclusive concert video of GloryWay Quartet, 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 Sonship Quartet, recorded in Broken Arrow, OK
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Nashville, TN —- Cana’s Voice debut album, This Changes Everything, continues to be a chart topping success by staying No. 1 on SoundScan’s Inspirational Chart for a second week in a row. The project debuted No. 1 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Chart and remained there for three straight days. This Changes Everything is one of the highly anticipated projects of this year and the strong debuts support that excitement. Cana’s Voice combines the powerful vocals of three outstanding artists, Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson.
“We remain grateful and humbled by the incredible show of support for Cana’s Voice, says Landon Beene, President IMC/StowTown Records. “All of us at StowTown Records knew there was something special about this group and we knew the inspirational music ministry of Cana’s Voice would impact listeners. We continue to pray that the songs will bring hope to a hurting world and provide comfort to those in need.”
The trio is keeping a heavy tour schedule through the end of the year with performances across the U.S. and in Europe. For continued updates about Cana’s Voice and upcoming events please check online at www.canasvoice.com, www.facebook.com/Canas-Voice, www.twitter.com/canasvoice, www.instagram.com/canasvoice.
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