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August 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 20, 2018 – 2:47 pm -

August 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

It’s a really warm August and our latest issue is hot off the press with a cover story on HighRoad. Justin Gilmore talks to these ladies whose music blurs the lines between Southern gospel, Bluegrass and Christian Country music.

Also in this issue, the legendary Lou Wills Hildreth receives an award, the Down East Boys are on the rise and Emily Ann from The Voice uses her amazing voice for Jesus. Don’t miss Rachel Shirey Flowers, the Joy masters and the SGMA Hall of Fame induction.
All of this, plus regulars Selena Day, Randall Hamm, radio charts, the Creekside Update and Rob Patz gives a Publisher’s Point you won’t want to miss.
We hope you enjoy this issue and if you do, please let us know. If there is something we can do better, please let us know that too. We hope you read words of faith and love and acceptance in our pages. Jesus is the reason we share this magazine with you. If you need him in your life, please write to us. I would love to hear from you at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
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Daywind Artists and Songwriters Honored with 14 Dove Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 13, 2018 – 10:26 am -

Daywind Artists and Songwriters Honored with 14 Dove Award Nominations

Daywind Artists and Songwriters Honored with 14 Dove Award Nominations

Hendersonville, TN (August 10th, 2018) – Artists and songwriters who call Daywind Music Group home were honored with 14 Dove Award nominations in an exclusive Facebook Live  announcement ceremony presented by the Gospel Music Association and hosted by Travis Greene and Francesca Battistelli in Nashville, TN, earlier this week. Joseph Habedank led all artists with three nominations, while Karen Peck and New River, Jason Crabb, and Mark Lowry each garnered two nominations.  Artists Brian Free and Assurance, the Nelons, and Jeff Stice, along with songwriters Jason Cox and Tim Lovelace, received one nomination apiece for their stellar work. Daywind songwriters Sue Smith, Joseph Habedank, Jason Crabb, Gerald Crabb, and Jason Clark contributed their talents to the Dove-nominated songs.

Joseph Habedank

Joseph Habedank

Joseph Habedank and Karen Peck and New River continue their streaks of recognition each having received GRAMMY nominations and Dove Awards in 2017 for their work on the albums Resurrection and Hope For All Nations, respectively. Both artists are produced by Wayne Haun, a 2018 Dove nominee for Producer of the Year. 2018 Dove Award nominations for Joseph Habedank include Southern Gospel Artist of the Year, Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “Just When You Thought,” and Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year for “Jailbreak.”  Karen Peck and New River received nominations for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Hope For All Nations.

Jason Crabb, a multiple recent Dove Award winner for Artist of the Year and Song of the Year among other categories, saw his debut Daywind Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) produced release Unexpected nominated for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year while its single “Washed By the Water” was nominated for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year.

Christian music veteran Mark Lowry’s debut Daywind release What’s Not to Love received nominations for Southern Gospel Album of the Year, while Lowry was nominated for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.

Brian Free and Assurance was recognized with a Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year nomination for “He Can Take It,” a song from their album Beyond Amazed written in part by Daywind writer Sue C. Smith.

The Nelons were nominated for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Song of the Year for their song “Daddy and Son,” co-written by Daywind writer Jason Clark.

Jeff Stice received a nomination for Instrumental Album of the Year for I’m Gonna Keep On, his debut Daywind release.

Daywind Music Publishing received two Musical of the Year Dove Award nominations for It Happened on a Sunday(Jason Cox) and Miracle in a Manger(Tim Lovelace).

“Our artists and songwriters are family. The sense of pride we feel when members of our family are recognized for their excellence fills our hearts and humbles us at the same time. We are so blessed to work with incredibly talented ministers of the Gospel,” stated Daywind President Ed Leonard.

The 49thDove Awards will be held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, TN, on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, and aired internationally TBN on Sunday, October 21st, 2018.


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Tune In Alert: Booth Brothers on Paul Heil

Written by Staff on August 10, 2018 – 1:17 pm -

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

From the Booth Brothers:

We want to let you know that we will be the Featured Artist on Paul Heil’s THE GOSPEL GREATS program that will air this weekend. You can find out if it is broadcast on a radio station in your area by going to THE GOSPEL GREATS’ website (www.thegospelgreats.com) and use the “Station Finder” in the upper left corner of most pages.

Booth Brothers on Paul Heil

Paul Heil

If no local station is available, the program is broadcast on Sirius/XM’s enLighten channel #65 and is also streamed online at this link:
www.thegospelgreats.com/webstations.htm. We hope you will tune in or access the program online! The Booth Brothers, PO Box 847, Spring Hill, TN 37174. 866-722-6684.

Booth Brotherswww.boothbrothers.com

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TaRanda Releases The Healing

Written by Staff on August 10, 2018 – 10:41 am -

TaRanda Releases The Healing

TaRanda Releases The Healing

NASHVILLE, Tenn (August 10, 2018) – There’s a special ‘something’ you can hear in a voice that has experienced life’s up and downs – the way the heart sings, the way the voice interprets a melody, the picture painted on the canvas of your mind.

TaRanda Greene has long been known for her undeniably excellent vocal talent, but now, there’s a difference.

Today, TaRanda releases The Healing, available from StowTown Records on Provident/Sony Distribution. The voice – as beautiful and exquisite as ever – does more than just tickle the ear, it takes you on a journey with one theme – the faithfulness of God.

TaRanda has been through some tough moments in life, and you can hear that experience in her voice. She is no stranger to heartache and pain – experiencing the health battles of her late husband Tony Greene, and ultimately, his passing – but she knows one thing for sure: God will never leave you or forsake you, and He is always in the process of bringing healing through His mercy, grace and redemption.

TaRanda

TaRanda

The Healing is her first full project of new music since 2014, and there’s good reason. TaRanda explains, “My record company had been trying to get me to record a new CD for a while now, but it just seemed that nothing was going right. I loved the songs that were sent to me, but nothing really clicked and resonated with me like I wanted. I was having trouble connecting…so, I kept dragging my feet. In an attempt to get me moving on something, StowTown set up a time for me to write with some of my favorite writers. I’d never really done this before. The one time I tried was over a decade ago and for a much different type of project. And if I’m being honest, I was probably more “in the room” than a part of writing. So, here I was in the perfect creative space, with three writing and musical geniuses, and more importantly, three of my most precious friends: Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey and Geron Davis. What came from that day was the beginning of The Healing.”

What took three years to complete is a musical gift to the soul. From the rollicking and upbeat tunes “Think About You,” “New Kingdom Rising,” “Somebody Told Me About Jesus,” to the pensive and thoughtful compositions “When The Healing Comes” and “Mercy Has Changed Me,” this musical experience is truly a journey, and it took a village to make it happen! TaRanda comments, “I can’t even imagine the countless hours put into this project. I really feel like everyone involved, from the first day in the studio to the last day of mastering, felt this one is special. Each musician put their heart and soul into making it live and breathe. I asked the masterful Wayne Haun to oversee the production of the CD, but I wanted to treat each song as a unique piece, so Wayne and I discussed the treatment of each one. In the end, there were seven producers involved – Wayne Haun, Jason Michael Webb, Keith Everette Smith, Virgil Stafford, Jim Hammerly, Carol Cymbala, Bradley Knight and me. Each song came with its individual list of musicians, background singers, instrumentation, and vibe. Every arrangement, every note played and every syllable sung – and the ones that weren’t – were on purpose. Sometimes we’d be in the studio changing the chart as we went along because as I sang along, we’d have another idea to really bring a certain word or chord progression alive. Here we stand, a finished project that was three years in the making . . . but as I look back on it, I think I’ve been in the process preparing for this my entire life. These songs declare that a merciful, loving Savior was bruised for our iniquities, took the stripes upon His back for our healing, died for our transgressions, rose from the grave for our freedom, and will return to take us home where we’ll live with Him completely healed in the presence of Jesus! And OH! How I can hardly wait for the day when the healing comes!”

A very special moment is included on the project – a new live recording of the classic, “He’s Been Faithful,” featuring the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, recorded at the church during one of TaRanda’s appearances. “When I was at my lowest and darkest, when I felt like I couldn’t sing another note, Jim & Carol Cymbala (Brooklyn Tabernacle’s Pastor and Choir Director) put me on a plane, pushed me and told me that God had given me a gift to use to encourage people,” TaRanda shares. “These two people will never know how much they were used by God to help me heal in my life. There is nothing like singing with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir! I am so excited that this song and moment has been captured forever.”

Although TaRanda has experienced her share of grief along the way, God always has an amazing way of exchanging beauty for ashes and bringing us through our darkest days into new seasons of joy. Today, she is married to Landon Beene, president of IMC Management and StowTown Records. They have blended their precious families and are a testament to the power of God’s love and grace. TaRanda is more inspired than ever to share the restorative grace – the healing power of HIS LOVE – with the world.

The Healing is distributed by Provident/Sony and is available worldwide via iTunes, Amazon, your local Christian retailer and wherever Christian music is sold.

The Healing Track List:
1. Mercy Has Changed Me
2. When the Healing Comes
3. Think About You
4. The Stone Is Rolled Away
5. Uphill Climb
6. New Kingdom Rising
7. Nothing but the Blood Medley
8. Somebody Told Me About Jesus
9. Hallelujah, Praise the Lamb
10. He’s Been Faithful (Live Recording featuring The Brooklyn Tabernacle)

Connect with TARANDA:
www.tarandamusic.com
www.facebook.com/tarandamusic
www.instagram.com/tarandagreene
www.twitter.com/tarandagreene

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Karen Peck and New River Honored With Two 2018 Dove Award Nominations

Written by Staff on August 9, 2018 – 4:02 pm -

Karen Peck and New River Honored With Two 2018 Dove Award Nominations

Karen Peck and New River Honored With Two 2018 Dove Award Nominations

Dahlonega, GA (August 9, 2018) Five-time Grammy-nominated and six-time Dove Award-winning family group Karen Peck and New River were honored with two nominations for the 2018 GMA Dove Awards.

Karen Peck Gooch at the GMA Hall of Fame honors. (Chip Woods Photography)

Karen Peck Gooch at the GMA Hall of Fame honors. (Chip Woods Photography)

The group received the coveted Southern Gospel Artist Of The Year nomination as well as the as the Southern Gospel Album Of The Year for Hope For All Nations.

Karen Peck said, “We are so incredibly thankful to the Gospel Music Association and for the GMA Dove Award Nominations. We worked very hard on the album Hope For All Nations and what a blessing that people have connected to our hearts and to the heartfelt songs. It is an honor serving the Lord through the greatest music in the world.”

The group’s producer Wayne Haun also received a nomination for Producer of the Year.

The 49th GMA Dove Awards take place in Nashville, TN, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on October 16. The 2018 Dove Awards will be taped to air on Trinity Broadcasting Network on October 21.

To purchase Hope For All Nations click any of these icons or go to : https://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com/product/hope-for-all-nations/

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to the group’s website.

To book Karen Peck and New River contact The Harper Agency.

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Mike Holcomb Inducted Into Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 8, 2018 – 8:51 am -

Mike Holcomb Inducted Into Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Mike Holcomb Inducted Into
Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Nashville, TN  On August 4th, Mike Holcomb was inducted in the Tri-State Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held in Fort Oglethorpe, GA at Parkway Baptist Temple.

Mike Holcomb has made an undeniable mark on Southern Gospel music. He spent over forty years with the Inspirations Quartet and left a legacy of iconic songs such as “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More,” “If You Only Knew,” “Is That Footprints That I Hear” and more. Holcomb is still impacting Gospel music today as a member of the Old Time Preachers Quartet. “I can’t think of anyone in our industry that deserves this honor anymore than Mike. He is one of the finest singers I’ve ever heard but more than that, Mike is a man of integrity,” stated Les Butler.

Along with Mike Holcomb, the 2018 HOF class included Tracy Stuffle, Randy Perry, Andy Sharp, Joe Collins, Weldon Deerman, Jerry Foster, Jo Deerman Hall, Mike Hartley, Chanda Roberson and Greg Witt. “Gospel music has had so many incredible people leave a lasting legacy and we are honored to spotlight them,” added Tim Owens, Tri-State Gospel Music Association. Past inductees include Lee Roy Abernathy, Anthony Burger, Phil Cross, Vestal Goodman, Tim Duncan and many more.

Mike Holcomb’s signature song “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More” has recently been released by the Old Time Preachers Quartet in honor of the songs 44th anniversary. In its first month on the charts, it debuted in the Singing News Top 40. “We are overwhelmed by the response to this song. Mike made this song a standard in Southern Gospel over 40 years ago and now he is introducing it to a whole new generation,” stated Les Butler.

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Sun’s Gonna Come Up- LeFevre Quartet Official Video

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 7, 2018 – 3:30 pm -

Sun’s Gonna Come Up- LeFevre Quartet  Official Video

Sun’s Gonna Come Up- LeFevre Quartet Official Video

The official music video for the hit song, “Sun’s Gonna Come Up” by The LeFevre Quartet.

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MARK209’s Thumbprint Release Marks a Huge Success

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 7, 2018 – 9:50 am -

MARK209’s Thumbprint Release Marks a Huge Success

MARK209’s Thumbprint Release Marks a Huge Success

“THUMBPRINT” – the newest mainline album by MARK209 was officially released to more than 200 friends, family, fans, media, and industry leaders on July 17, 2018. The release party was held in the Crown Ballroom of the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville.  Proof of the quartet’s wide-spread fan base, attendees came from 15 states including New Hampshire, Texas and Oklahoma with some driving 13 hours to join the celebration.

     According to lead singer, Jym Howe, the group began their search of song selections with more than 300 submitted choices to narrow down to the final 14.  “We are thrilled with the result,” Jym said.  “It’s one of the peak experiences in MARK209’s artistic history.  We joined with Eddie Swann of Regal Media and considered songs by Gary Chapman, Larry Gatlin, Woody Wright, Dave Willard and others,” Jym added.
     The audience was already on their feet before the singers finished their first number – “Let Your Light So Shine” and as the concert continued it was evident each carefully-selected song had complete fan approval.
     Sonya Moore drove friends 13 hours from Oklahoma to celebrate MARK209’s THUMBPRINT release. “We believe in them and their mission.  They’re the finest group I’ve ever known,” Sonya said. “They are what they sing about,” she added. She enjoyed the opportunity to meet the wives of the singers at the release party which she called “a very nice and personal event.” Her favorite song on the new CD? Soldiers and Jesus. “I’m a sentimental person and that song means a lot to me. If it were not for the men and women who served, we wouldn’t be where we are today and we wouldn’t be here in Nashville for this very special event. I appreciate them (MARK209) for being so patriotic” she said.
     Vonda Easley with HEY Y’ALL MEDIA is promoting the CD’s first single “You Can Get There From Here” by Christy Sutherland.  Tenor, Nathaniel Justice, called it his testimony song.  “It just resonated with me.  It says it all,” Nathaniel said. Vonda agreed.  “It’s the message hurting Americans need to hear,” she said.
     Hosts of the syndicated television show Gospel Music Today, Ken and Jean Grady, were among the evening’s special guests.  Jean concurred with the impact of the song. “People are hurting and down on themselves.  We all need that message.  It’s not a traditional song,” she said.
     The CD is dedicated to the memory of Jym’s father, Thomas Floyd Howe, Jr. (Tommy) a well-known and highly respected quartet singer who passed away days before the release.
     “We feel we have come up with something truly unique,” Jym said.  “It definitely has our mark on it,” he added – hinting at the mystery behind the title of the CD.

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New Project For GloryWay Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 1, 2018 – 3:53 am -

New Project For GloryWay Quartet

New Project For GloryWay Quartet

GloryWay Quartet is pleased to announce the recent release of their latest CD, A New Beginning, engineered by Randy Miller and mixed by Arthur Rice. This project includes 10 songs of encouragement and a reminder of our steadfast Savior who comforts us in our times of need. They are honored to be nominated and in the Top 5 for Sunrise Quartet of the Year. 

For a few years now, GloryWay Quartet has been silently building up momentum and becoming one of the best new quartets in Gospel music. With the release of their new album and debut single from that project, “Trading A Cross For A Crown,” this exciting lineup won’t be a secret for very long. Fans are going to love them,” stated Matt Felts, Butler Music Group.
GWQ’s website: www.glorywayquartet.com
They also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gloryway.quartet/
 

 


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