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Join 4 His Love for a special fundraiser for Lions Beauty Queens Ministries

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 29, 2014 – 9:25 am -

Join 4 His Love for a special fundraiser for Lions Beauty Queens Ministries

Join 4 His Love for a special fundraiser for Lions Beauty Queens Ministries

KANSAS CITY – Join 4 His Love for a special fundraiser for Lions Beauty Queens Ministries!
Sunday, November 9th 6pm!
Lee’s Summit First
425 SW Oldham PKWY
Lee’s Summit , MO 64081
Phone: 816-524-0181
Email: info@LSFchurch.com


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Blue Highway to Perform at 23rd Annual Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 28, 2014 – 1:57 pm -

Blue Highway

Blue Highway

PIGEON FORGE, TN (October 28, 2014) – Dove and IBMA Award-winning powerhouse band Blue Highway will appear as special guests at the upcoming 23rd Annual Diamond Awards. The fan-voted Diamond Awards will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center at 4010 Parkway in Pigeon Forge at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 4, as part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.
The 2014 Diamond Awards are sponsored by SGN Scoops Magazine, the vibrant all-digital source of Southern Gospel News and current #1-visited Southern Gospel website on the Internet.
The highly esteemed Bluegrass band Blue Highway will perform as special guests on the Awards Show, which will be taped for a television special to air later this year on Atlanta’s WATC Channel 57 and be shown in syndication via various Christian media outlets in 2015.
“Blue Highway is honored to be invited to perform as special guests on the Diamond Awards,” said Tim Stafford, a founding member of the band who was just named IBMA Songwriter of the Year (2014). “Gospel music has always been a part of our lives as individuals, and at least one gospel song usually appears on even our Bluegrass releases. We’re excited to be a part of this great Southern Gospel event in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains!”

Gospel harmonies will definitely be ringing in the heart of the Smokies next week, as the Diamond Awards and Creekside Gospel Music Convention bring acclaimed gospel artists such as the Dixie Melody Boys and Exodus to Pigeon Forge’s Smoky Mountain Convention Center with events running from Monday, November 3, at 4:00 pm through Thursday, November 6 at 10:30 pm.
Tickets for the event are being made available FREE of charge, but must be reserved at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creekside-gospel-music-convention-2014-tickets-10916793423?aff=New

“We are excited to have bluegrass supergroup Blue Highway performing at this year’s Diamond Awards,” said Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and Publisher of SGN Scoops Magazine. “Blue Highway is not only one of the top contemporary Bluegrass bands, but their gospel songs are incredible and multi-award winning.”

Blue Highway has won a combined 24 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards and five SPBGMA Awards. The high octane band is known for its powerhouse performances, but their gospel music roots run deep. The gospel song God Moves In a Windstorm from Blue Highway’s Wind to the West (1997) album took home the IBMA Gospel Recorded Event of the Year Award (1997). The band’s All-Gospel release Wondrous Love skyrocketed up charts and won a Dove Award for Best Bluegrass Album (2004) and the IBMA Award for Gospel Recorded Event of the Year. The incredible 13-song Wondrous Love release also garnered a prestigious Grammy nomination for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.
Blue Highway is 20 years strong with all original members still intact with Jason Burleson on banjo, Rob Ickes on dobro, Shawn Lane on mandolin and fiddle, Tim Stafford on guitar, and Wayne Taylor on bass. Rob Ickes currently reigns as the most awarded instrumentalist in the history of IBMA, with an astounding 15 IBMA Dobro Player of the Year honors. The band was honored with 9 IBMA Award Nominations in 2014 including Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Album and Song of the Year for The Game.
Blue Highway’s current album The Game debuted at #4 on Billboard, and has been riding high at #1 for a staggering 5 months atop the Bluegrass Unlimited Monthly Album Chart (June-Oct 2014), while the title track The Game has been #1 for 3 months (August-Oct 2014) on the Bluegrass Unlimited Monthly Song Chart.

For more info on Blue Highway and its members, please go to www.BlueHighwayBand.com. For daily news and photos of Blue Highway, please go: https://www.facebook.com/BlueHighway

For more details on SGN Scoops Magazine and the Diamond Awards, please go: www.sgnscoops.com

 


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Public invited to “A Christmas to Remember” on Dec. 2 at Gallatin City Hall

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 28, 2014 – 9:18 am -

A Christmas to Remember

A Christmas to Remember

GALLATIN, TENN . — The public is invited to start off the holiday season with “A Christmas to Remember,” a dinner and music event featuring some of today’s top names in gospel music performing Christmas music from the past to the present. The event will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Gallatin City Hall in downtown Gallatin, Tenn.

Tickets are $35 per person; businesses, churches, organizations or individuals may sponsor a table for six for $200. Seating is limited to 200, and reservations are requested by Nov. 21 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Proceeds from the dinner and music event benefit The Veranda, congregational respite program supported by Impact Fellowship Church. An outreach ofthe church’s ministry, The Veranda helps meet the needs of senior adults and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other issues of the aging process. Activities are provided four hours a day,
three days a week at the church to allow families much-needed respite time to take care of other family needs.
The evening’s line-up includes Tribute Quartet, The Talleys, The Littles and Mary Anne Oglesby. A special highlight of the evening will be The Talleys’ performance of their chart-climbing song, “Hidden Heroes,” which pays tribute to those who care for the needs of others.
“‘Hidden Heroes’ is a fitting connection, especially during
this holiday season, to honor those who are giving an ultimate gift themselves by serving others,” said Debra Talley, who also serves as a member of the Veranda Board of Directors. “We are looking forward to this joyous night of celebrating the holidays while also helping generate awareness for The Veranda and its service to the community.”
This is the third year Tribute Quartet has participated in this event for The Veranda. Gary Casto, the quartet’s manager, also serves as a member of The Veranda’s Board of Directors. “The Veranda is a special place to us, and the guys and I are thrilled to part of such a wonderful ministry,” Casto said. “We’ve had such a great time at the previous benefits, and we are excited about sharing music from our brand new Christmas project with everyone.”
“This will be a wonderful evening of festive music to celebrate the start of the Christmas season,” Mary Anne Oglesby, director of The Veranda, said. “It will be a great night for families, young and old alike, to get together and usher in the holiday season and celebrate Christ, the true reason for the season. Last year’s event sold out, and we expect another sell-out again this year.”
For more information about the event or to make reservations, contact The Veranda staff
at 615-828-1207 or 615-337-3674

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Gospel Music Today October 27 On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 27, 2014 – 9:11 am -

Gospel Music Today October 27

Gospel Music Today October 27

The members of The Mark Trammell Quartet are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of October 26. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Jericho Junction, and Jean reviews a new recording by New Covenant.  A Singing News article about the magazine’s 45 anniversary is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features exclusive video of  The Collingsworth Family, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at Gospel Singing Time, in Owasso, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of Forgiven Quartet at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, 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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Troy Peach Returns To The Perrys

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 26, 2014 – 10:34 pm -

Troy Peach

Troy Peach

“Like a son coming home,” is how Libbi Perry Stuffle makes the announcement describing the return of Troy Peach to the Perrys, a position he last held four years ago.  Troy replaces the departing Bryan Walker, whose resignation was announced two weeks ago.  Troy comes to the group having most recently toured with the Bowling Family.

Troy says, “I’m thrilled to be back with the Perrys!  Libbi and Tracy are literally like family.  We live five minutes from each other.  Jared is like a little brother.  Andrew is among the best talents in our industry.   And who sings better songs than the Perrys?  After four years, it feels good to be back with Tracy and Libbi.  It is my goal to, of course, be that vocal part they need, but also to assist Libbi in all aspects of the group’s ministry.  I do believe in timing and seasons for everything, and I believe that this is the right time to step back on the Perrys bus and do what I can to help the group continue to grow and prosper.”

The transition to the Perrys will take place in the next two weeks.  The Perrys thank everyone for their continued prayers and support during this time.


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NQC CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR IN PIGEON FORGE, TN

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 25, 2014 – 10:42 pm -

NQC

NQC

Pigeon Forge, TN – The crowds are gone but the excitement still lingers on for all those associated with the NQC’s first year in Pigeon Forge, TN. Organizers report that this was the most-attended year for the convention since September 2001 with most nights seeing sold-out crowds. The annual NQC was the largest event the city of Pigeon Forge, TN has ever held.

Improvements for the online purchasing process and the actual event were recently announced. They are as follows:
  • You can now view various seating sections from our website.
  • During your online purchase, you can even choose your seating!
  • More than double the amount of screens for better viewing.
  • We have received preliminary approval to stagger the rows of seating so that you are not sitting directly behind the person in front of you
And, that’s not all! More improvements, enhancements and changes will be unveiled in the months leading up to the 2015 NQC.
Seats and packages for the 58th edition of the NQC (National Quartet Convention) are onsale now at www.NQConline.com for individual nights and complete vacation packages.

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Williamsons Release New Album – Tell Somebody

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 24, 2014 – 10:41 pm -

williamsons

williamsons

Weleetka, OK (October 24, 2014) Talented mixed quartet, The Williamsons, have just released another great album titled Tell Somebody. The album consists of material that is written by some of the most talented songwriters available today, including four songs penned by Lisa Williamson, group member and featured soloist on many of the songs. Closing the CD out is a great classic written by Mosie Lister.
To make a great album you must have great songs and that task wasn’t taken lightly. No less than 200 songs were listened to in the deciding process. Choosing 50 would have been difficult, but narrowing it down to eleven was nearly impossible.

The project was produced by award winning producer, Donna King, known for stretching artists and pulling things out of them they didn’t think possible. Donna was present in every step of the process down to the final mix. She was going for the best ever from the Williamsons. One thing about making a great record, besides great songs and well-recorded vocals, is making the little details matter too, from every background vocal, to every note played, and every overdub, and all the mix sounds, the Williamsons covered all the bases to produce the best album of their career.

Donna King commented “Every album I produce is as important to me as my own (if not more important).  To have the opportunity to produce music that affects God’s kingdom, because of the ministry that will come from the songs, is not something I take lightly.  Working with the Williamsons was an amazing experience.  They were FULLY engaged and willing to go places no man “or woman” had gone before  (as far as things they had done in the past).  They understood the importance of great songs and they worked with me diligently on those choices.  They gave me 110% from day one (and there were many days).  That is a producer’s dream.  They are so talented, but they are also pliable and that is a GREAT attribute to ending up with a superb album.  And, most importantly, their hearts are in this for ALL the right reasons!  I LOVE this group and I am SO excited about this album and honored to have been blessed to produce it.”

Donnie Williamson. Baritone singer and group manager stated “I believe this is the most powerful music we have ever recorded. The music is filled with the message of Christ that will uplift those who listen and touch them no matter where they are in life.”

Lisa Williamson also said “Some of the best songwriters in Gospel Music are represented on this project and I am honored to have four of my songs included.”

The first song released to radio is “It Was The Word” written by Lisa, and it is already being accepted well by DJs across the country.

Songs include:
It Was The Word
That’s What I’m Talking About
All Our Hope
Shout
Monday
He Lived To Tell It
No Umbrellas
I Laid It All Down
Healing For The Hurting
I’ve Got To Tell Somebody
While the Ages Roll

You can learn more about the Williamsons by going to http://www.williamsonsmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Williamsons .

To book the Williamsons contact scheduling@thedominionagency.com .


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An Evening With The Nelons And Friends

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 23, 2014 – 10:57 pm -

An Evening With The Nelons And Friends

An Evening With The Nelons And Friends

An Evening With The Nelons And Friends Saturday October 25th 6pm

River Church 2871 Cherokee St Kennesaw, Ga

For More Information Please Call 678.313.3828


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The Isaacs To Perform For The Sixth Annual “Opry Goes Pink”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 23, 2014 – 10:36 am -

The Isaacs

The Isaacs

The award winning Isaacs will join other great artists on The Grand Ole Opry® stage for the sixth annual “Opry Goes Pink Show” in the fight against breast cancer on Tuesday, October 28.

The Isaacs are joining The Grand Ole Opry® and Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer. This cause is special to the group with Lily Isaacs being a breast cancer survivor.

Rascal Flatts will flip the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night as artists perform in support of breast cancer awareness.

The special show will also include Opry members Terri Clark and Montgomery Gentry with special guests Danielle Bradbery, Sara Evans and Nashville’s Will Chase.

When fans order tickets to the night’s 7 p.m. show, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Women Rock For The Cure™. Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

Listen to the show live online at http://www.opry.com/wsm.

To learn more about the Isaacs got to http://www.theisaacs.com orhttps://www.facebook.com/ TheIsaacs or Twitter athttps://twitter.com/ IsaacsMusic .

If you are interested in booking the Isaacs go to the Harper Agency at www.harperagency.com or info@harperagency.com .


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Rob Patz Talking About Creekside 2014

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 23, 2014 – 8:41 am -

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

Ken Grady of Gospel Music Today talks with Rob Patz of Coastal Media Group about the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, November 3rd through 6th at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in this video recorded at the Ozark Gospel Music Convention.

Join Rob, Ken and all the artists at Creekside for a great event featuring Little Willie Wynn’s Big Bash, the 2014 Diamond Awards, the Red Back Hymn Book Choir, chapel services, concert matinees and so much more. Tickets are absolutely FREE for this event but must be reserved HERE. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/


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