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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 16, 2017 – 9:23 am -

Vernon Alabama's Gospel Music Weekend

Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

There’s an excitement in the air about Gospel Music Weekend!
Check out the artist lineup and events that will take place in Vernon, Alabama on September 8th and 9th below.
“We are excited about the songwriting class that will be taught by Dr. Jeff Steele, states Vonda Easley, board member for the event. I have co-written several songs with Brother Jeff and I believe this class will be a tremendous asset to many attendees.”

For information:  info@macrecords.net or contact Dennis McKay at 662-889-2829 or Rob Patz at 360-933-0741. Find us on facebook HERE

Check out the video below of Dennis and Leslie McKay, founders of Gospel Music Weekend and owners of M.A.C. Records, as they talk about the upcoming event.


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Phil Cross Launches Solo Touring with Fresh Vision

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 14, 2017 – 3:24 pm -

Phil Cross Launches Solo Touring with Fresh Vision

Phil Cross Launches Solo Touring with Fresh Vision

Spanning the last three decades as one of the most prolific Christian music composers, singer/songwriter, Phil Cross is launching his solo touring with a fresh vision.

 

Phil Cross has a passion for worship. Not only will he be available for solo concerts but also as a guest worship leader, combining concerts with your talented team. This includes rehearsing with your musicians and vocalists while imparting insights that will make a lasting impact.  Cross is excited about this tour and states, “My friend, Chris White, of Crossroads Music, has encouraged me for years to do this.”

 

Cross has written many notable, award-winning songs that have come from a lifetime of encounters with God.  The latest project, SIMPLY, features some of these award-winning classics in an acoustic style. Songs include Champion of Love, I Am Redeemed, Jesus Built a Bridge, Yes, I Am, There’s A Miracle In Me and more.  Phil says, “I will be sharing my most popular songs in a way that everyone can connect with and even sing along.”

 

Whether the response is salvation or simply sharing encouragement with the believer, Phil’s commitment and passion is to honor God and to inspire worshipers.

 

To stay connected with Phil and his heart for ministry, tune into Facebook LIVE every Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/phil.cross.official.page

 

To learn more about Phil Cross or to schedule an event, contact:

 

KLECKNER AND ASSOCIATES: (423) 457-5128

PHIL CROSS MUSIC: (423) 285-8755

 

Email: philcross57@gmail.com

 

Website: www.philcrossmusic.com


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Update: Please Keep Praying For Dean Hopper

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 14, 2017 – 10:43 am -

Please Pray For Dean Hopper

Please Pray For Dean Hopper

**** DEAN UPDATE: His surgery has been postponed until next week. We will keep you informed as things are rescheduled.

DEAN HOPPER HEALTH UPDATE:

Many may know that Dean suffered two strokes back in December due to a physical abnormality. Where there should be two vertebral veins carrying blood into the brain, Dean only has one, and it is 80-90% blocked due to its shape. This, unfortunately, caused three more strokes in the last week.. Testing has determined that he is an excellent candidate for a stent to be placed in the narrow vertebral vein, and with this surgery, his continued heart healthy diet and medications, doctors hope this will keep him out of the woods. This is scheduled for Monday morning and, while we are thrilled with this “answer”, we still covet your prayers for Dean and the family at this time. In the impending weeks, he will be at home resting and recouping from surgery.

Keep Updated HERE


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Please Pray For Dean Hopper

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 11, 2017 – 3:46 pm -

Please Pray For Dean Hopper

Please Pray For Dean Hopper

DEAN HOPPER HEALTH UPDATE:

Many may know that Dean suffered two strokes back in December due to a physical abnormality. Where there should be two vertebral veins carrying blood into the brain, Dean only has one, and it is 80-90% blocked due to its shape. This, unfortunately, caused three more strokes in the last week.. Testing has determined that he is an excellent candidate for a stent to be placed in the narrow vertebral vein, and with this surgery, his continued heart healthy diet and medications, doctors hope this will keep him out of the woods. This is scheduled for Monday morning and, while we are thrilled with this “answer”, we still covet your prayers for Dean and the family at this time. In the impending weeks, he will be at home resting and recouping from surgery.

Keep Updated HERE


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Brian Free and Assurance to Perform on Tuesday Night at Creekside 2017

Written by scoopsnews on August 9, 2017 – 6:44 pm -

Brian Free and Assurance

Pigeon Forge, TN – Creekside Gospel Music Convention is pleased to welcome Brian Free and Assurance to the Diamond Awards event scheduled for Tues. Oct 31 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, 2017 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center and Ramada Inn.

Rob Patz of Coastal Media, owner of Creekside says, “I am thrilled that Brian free and Assurance is going to join us in Pigeon Forge. This trio has really made its mark in Gospel music and they have made an exciting line-up even better!”

For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-933- 0741. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/


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Jason Crabb to be Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 9, 2017 – 1:17 pm -

Jason Crabb to be Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Jason Crabb to be Inducted into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame

Nashville, TN  – Jason Crabb, GRAMMY® winner and 21-time GMA Dove Award winning artist, will be honored by his home state of Kentucky when he is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Famein 2018. The announcement was made today during a press conference at the Hall of Fame in Mount Vernon, KY.

Crabb will be honored alongside fellow inductees David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley,  Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon and Bobby Lewis. The induction ceremony will be held May 11, 2018 at the Center For Rural Development in Somerset, KY.
“I am completely humbled and honored to be included in the 2018 class of inductees into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and to share it with this amazing list of fellow Kentuckians,” said Crabb. “I thank God, every single day, for taking this country boy from Beaver Dam, KY and using him. I can’t say thank you enough. It just goes to show you, God’s dreams are truly bigger than anything we can ever think or imagine. To God be the glory.”
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky-born performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers and other music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry locally and around the world.
The 2018 class will join an elite roster of individuals including Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, Florence Henderson, Clarence Spalding, Rosemary Clooney, EXILE, Wynonna & Naomi Judd, Steven Curtis Chapman, and many more.
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2017 Diamond Awards Top 5

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 8, 2017 – 10:22 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

SGNScoops is proud to release the Top Five nominees for the 2017 Diamond Awards Vote HERE. The Diamond Awards will be presented on Oct. 31, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The Diamond Awards gala is a special time of honouring artists and industry personnel who give so much of their lives to this music we love. The evening is full of wonderful music, surprise guests and memorable moments, all made special through the MC talents of Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff.

Vote today HERE for your favorite artists from the Top Five nominees and make plans to attend the 2017 Diamond Awards ceremony as the best in today’s Gospel music are celebrated.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Rooms are filling up fast so book your place today. For reservations call Rob at 360.933.0741.

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of bracelets available, so please contact Rob today at 360.933.0741. This VIP bracelet will grant the wearer preferred seating at each concert including the 2017 Diamond Awards, special gifts and passes to backstage events, all for only $25. If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob at 360 933 0741.

Find out more about the 2017 Diamond awards by visiting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Facebook page HERE.

 

 

 


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August 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 7, 2017 – 10:30 am -

August 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s August and SGNScoops Magazine is back to bring you the best in Gospel music features. Cover artist, Kelly Wright, talks with Craig Harris about finding hope in a world full of pain, a world he sees through the lens of Fox news.

Other in-depth articles include interviews with Autumn Nelon Clark, Jon Epley of Greater Vision, McKay Project, Akins, the Joneses, Beckie Simmons, Covered by Love, Bless’d Ministries and more. Enjoy the encouragement of Logan Smith, Selena Day, and Nathan Kistler.
All this, plus CD reviews, the DJ Spotlight, the Top 100, Top 40 and so much more. Thanks for reading SGNScoops Magazine cover-to-cover, from the Publisher’s Point to the Editor’s Last Word.
If you have been encouraged or inspired by the words between the covers, we are so happy. If you have been brought a little closer to the Almighty Father, that is our dearest wish. If you have anything you need to say, please write to us. Talk to the editor by emailing lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
Download The PDF Of SGNScoops Magazine HERE
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Goodman Revival: STILL HAPPY As They Release Sophomore Recording

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 5, 2017 – 8:25 am -

Goodman Revival: STILL HAPPY As They Release Sophomore Recording

Goodman Revival: STILL HAPPY As They Release Sophomore Recording

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Members of the award-winning trio Goodman Revival will soon release their sophomore album with Gaither Music GroupStill Happy, scheduled to hit streets on August 25th, finds the group doing what their fans love best—recording new songs and putting their signature twist on some of the most popular hits originally performed by the Happy Goodman Family.

The “new-yet-established” group, a mainstay among the Gaither HOMECOMING family of artists, is made up of Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes and Johnny Minick, each of whom is a seasoned Christian music veteran and former member of the Happy Goodman Family.  The three performers, hailing from Smyrna, TN, joined together in 2014 to perform and record as a trio, capturing the musical styles and heritage that have endeared them to countless people around the world.  That rich, musical inheritance remains evident on the upcoming Still Happy recording.
“We have been working on this release for about 18 months,” described Tanya, a GRAMMY® Award winner.  “A year-and-a-half is long enough to have two babies!”  And actually, they almost did—grandbabies that is!  Minick’s family added a granddaughter–their fourth grandchild; and Michael and Tanya had their first grandbaby this week, also a girl. 
“A lot has happened to us during that time,” continued Tanya.  “We have enjoyed being in concert on the road and meeting with friends who are moved by our music.  We are loving our grandbabies.  I went through a battle with cancer.  Life has been ‘happening’ all around us—as it does for everyone—and we count ourselves blessed.  We are still grateful for this opportunity and still happy!”
 
Goodman Revival’s fans are happy as well—so much so they named the group Favorite New Artist of the Year in 2016 at The Singing News Fan Awards, held in Pigeon Forge, TN.  Those fans will be anxious to hear Still Happy, which features such Goodman staples as “Had It Not Been,” “The Lighthouse,” “I’m Too Near Home,” “When They Ring the Bells of Heaven,” “The Answer’s on the Way” and more, including their unique rendition of the Bill Gaither-penned classic “The Longer I Serve Him.”  The songwriter credits for the all-new studio recording include such household names as Rusty Goodman, Aaron Wilburn, Phil Johnson, Joel Hemphill, Minick, Tim Hill, Ronnie Hinson, Sykes and Suzanne Jennings among others. 
Also included on the new release is “The Eastern Gate,” which Minick describes as his all-time favorite Goodman song as it evokes memories from the ‘70s when he played piano for the Happy Goodman Family–Howard, Vestal, Rusty and Sam Goodman.  Another favorite tune of Minick’s on the new release is the barnburner “When They Ring the Bells of Heaven.”  “This song is kind of like riding a unicycle,” laughed Tanya.  “If you fall off you might not get back on!”  Johnny agreed, ”It’s 70mph and a cloud of dust!”
 
Produced by the three group members, Still Happy follows the success of the group’s debut CD and DVD, Songs in the Key of Happy, which debuted at #1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Southern Gospel chart and at #11 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart.  The trio, recently featured on the cover of The Singing News Magazine, garnered two 2015 GMA DOVE Award nominations for Southern Gospel Song of the Year (“What a Happy Time”) and Southern Gospel Album of the Year.
 
Still Happy will be featured as part of a television special airing on DirecTV, Dish TV, RFD-TV, The Heartland Network, TBN, GaitherTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN.  It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.  The project, recently highlighted via a Facebook LIVE event, will be promoted via Gaither Music Group’s website, consumer catalog, digital assets, social media and YouTube channel.
The new recording will be exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music and will be available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.
 
Still Happy is AVAILABLE NOW for pre-order at the following links:  http://store.gaither.com/617884931025.item

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Bros. 4 CD Release Concert

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 3, 2017 – 1:49 pm -

Bros. 4 CD Release Concert

Bros. 4 CD Release Concert

Bros. 4 ministry team would like to invite you to an evening of Southern Gospel Quartet Music featuring songs from their new CD, “God is Here”.

Come join the congregation at Pine Ridge Baptist Church on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:00PM for worship as Bros. 4 share the music, God’s guidance through the song selection, and the stories behind the choices. CD’s will be available for purchase for $15, but for one night only Bros. 4 will be unveiling new witness wear which can be bundled with the new CD for $25.

For more information:
(601) 460-9060 or bros4.net

Mark your Calendars—Bros. 4 CD Release Concert

August 20, 2017 5:00PM
Pine Ridge Baptist Church
220 Service Road
Laurel, MS 39443

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