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Exodus Adds Vocalist Cole Watson to Lineup

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 2, 2016 – 9:23 am -

Exodus Adds Vocalist Cole Watson to Lineup

Exodus Adds Vocalist Cole Watson to Lineup

Gadsden Alabama  Exodus, a popular, fast rising gospel group from Gadsden, Alabama, recently announced the addition of Cole Watson to their ministry. Already known for their smooth vocals, the addition of Watson gives the group an even more dynamic and versatile sound that is sure to resonate with listeners.

Exodus has been blessed with charting songs, award nominations, and over 130 performances in 2016. These include top events, television appearances and conventions. They have been a special guest on WATC-TV in Atlanta, and are scheduled to appear on the nationally televised program, Harmony Road TV. Plans are being made for more television appearances as they prepare for the release of their new CD project in a few weeks.

While he may be a new face to Southern Gospel, Cole Watson has a deep connection to the genre. He grew up listening to his grandparents sing gospel music, and considers that a huge influence in his life. More recently, Cole had occasionally joined Exodus in concert and was well received. Joining the group was a natural progression for Watson, as he joined his father Mike Watson, as the fourth member of the group.

“I am excited, and feel blessed, to have Cole join us as a member of Exodus,” said Mike Watson. “Every parent loves seeing a child do what he enjoys, and having Cole join us as we spread the word through music, is exceptionally gratifying.  I’m thankful to the Lord for leading Cole in this direction, and even more thankful that Cole has a passion to share the message of Christ.”

When Exodus performed at the Smokehouse Gospel Music Theater this summer, one the highlights of the evening was a song by Cole, along with Exodus. “It’s exciting to see Cole join the group as its fourth member. Exodus was definitely a hit at the concert, and Cole adds a new dimension to their sound,” said Roger Spears, of Harmony Road TV.

To learn more about Exodus, including booking and contact information, go to www.exodus-southerngospel.com, or follow them on Facebook at exodus.southerngospel.


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Helping Out After Tornado Rips Through Rosaile AL

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 30, 2016 – 10:12 pm -

Helping Out After Tornado Rips Through Town

Helping Out After Tornado Rips Through Town

Rosalie Al – Cody McCreary from Hope’s Journey helping out after a tornado rips through Rosaile AL.  He and his mother Selena McCreary bring food from the  Western Sizzlin food truck which was parked outside the beauty shop in Rosalie down from the church, giving out food for free

Great to see Southern Gospel artist helping out in the community

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IMC Management Set To Kick Off 2016 Jubilee Christmas Tour

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 30, 2016 – 9:19 am -

IMC Management Set To Kick Off 2016 Jubilee Christmas Tour

IMC Management Set To Kick Off 2016 Jubilee Christmas Tour

Johnson City, TN – Following four straight years of tremendous success, IMC Management has announced dates for the 2016 Jubilee Christmas Tour. The tour features three of gospel music’s most recognized artists; The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five.

What began as a light-hearted lunch conversation between three friends, has become one of the most popular concert tours in gospel music. Managed and promoted exclusively by IMC Management, The Jubilee Tour is truly a unique and unforgettable concert experience.
The evening allows each group to be featured during the first half of the program, then the groups come together during the second half for a Jubilee spectacular filled with Christmas classics. The unscripted and spontaneous format is both entertaining and inspirational, providing audiences with a most enjoyable, must-see evening.
The event has proven to be very popular across North America, with sell-out concert attendance in numerous cities in recent years. The 2015 Jubilee Christmas Tour featured stops in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, as well as stops along the West Coast in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California. This year’s Jubilee Christmas will feature stops in eight states throughout the heart of America.
IMC President Landon Beene states, “We have been thrilled with the success of the Jubilee Christmas Tour over the past four years, and we are delighted to be able to bring the tour to the heart of the United States this year. The tour will continue from Illinois to Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, and conclude in Indiana on December 11. We believe it’s going to be another great year as these three fantastic groups bring holiday cheer to these communities.”
Complete information, including the 2016 Christmas Jubilee Tour schedule is available at www.imcconcerts.com.

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Soul’d Out Quartet Makes Changes

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2016 – 9:05 am -

Soul'd Out Quartet Makes Changes

Soul’d Out Quartet Makes Changes

Nashville, TN  –Soul’d Out Quartet is excited to announce big changes for 2017. Jason McAtee has been named to the position of lead singer following the departure of Bryan Hutson.
“Soul’d Out would like to thank Bryan Hutson for his five years of service. We will be forever grateful for his time here with the group,” said Matt Rankin, group owner and baritone. “I learned a lot about singing from Bryan. He is a good man and has a heart for ministry. It was our honor to have Bryan,” Rankin continued.
“Jason has a heart for ministering the gospel through music and will be a great addition to Soul’d Out. We are anxious to see where God will take us,” explained Rankin.
McAtee, 26 years old, joins Soul’d Out after serving 10 years at Godfrey United Methodist Church near St. Louis, MO. His freshman solo project, Goin’ Home, will be released in December 2016. McAtee has shared a stage with Contemporary Christian Music groups Newsong, Sidewalk Prophets, Aaron Shust and several others. Additionally, McAtee is an accomplished studio musician. He is married to Kaitlyn McAtee.
Soul’d Out announce that the 2017 tour will include a live band. Rankin gave further details, “The group has been praying about hiring a band for the past three years. It has finally come to fruition and God has answered the call with four great players.” Dusty Barrett, tenor singer, said, “Bringing Jason to the group and a full band will give us the flexibility to follow God’s direction when we are ministering. We are very excited about this new dimension as we bring hope to our audiences.”
Soul’d Out will host a special “Meet the Band” concert on December 30th, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST at the Gaslight Theatre in Georgetown, OH. The concert will be open to the public; admission tickets will not be required.
New music from Soul’d Out Quartet will be released in January 2017.
Soul’d Out Quartet is booked by the Dominion Agency.
Follow the group at www.souldoutquartet.com, Facebook and at the App Store.
Music can be purchased from the web site, iTunes, Google play and all digital download sites.


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Daywind Instrumental Releases New Music From Josh Singletary

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 23, 2016 – 9:30 am -

Daywind Instrumental Releases New Music From Josh Singletary

Daywind Instrumental Releases New Music From Josh Singletary

Hendersonville, TN  – Daywind Instrumental is proud to announce the addition of Josh Singletary to the roster, as well as the release of Hymns From Home, available on November 25th, 2016.

Josh Singletary is the baritone singer, pianist, and resident funny-man for the popular Southern Gospel group, Tribute Quartet. While he’s widely known for his onstage antics, fun personality and signature bowties, fans also enjoy seeing a more polished side of Josh when he sits down to the piano. A gifted musician, Josh’s ability to communicate through instrumental music and reach an audience is truly extraordinary.

Since his last piano release in 2009, fans have regularly requested new instrumental music from Josh, and this project delivers.  Hymns From Home features twelve of his favorite hymns, including ‘I Stand Amazed In The Presence,’ ‘In The Garden,’ and ‘Were You There,’ among others.

“Josh has been a member of the Daywind family through Tribute for several years now, and we’re excited for the opportunity to shine a light on his exceptional musicianship,” shares Scott Godsey, VP of Daywind Records. “Few people can communicate so effectively through instrumental music and instantly connect with an audience. We look forward to creating some outstanding projects together!”

Launched in 2015, Daywind Instrumental provides a home for musicians to create and showcase a wide range of exceptional instrumental music.

Daywind Music Group is home to Daywind Records, Daywind Music Publishing, Daywind Studios, Daywind Soundtracks, Daywind Concert Series, DMG Concerts and daywind.com.  Daywind Instrumental is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.

For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com.


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Jordan Family Band to Skyland Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 22, 2016 – 9:09 am -

Jordan Family Band to Skyland Records

Jordan Family Band to Skyland Records

Arden, NC.  – The Jordan Family Band has signed with Skyland Records, an imprint of the Crossroads Label Group. Consisting of husband and wife Joshua and Randa Jordan and joined by their three sons Hutch, Alex and Grant, this talented group was founded in 2011 in Calhoun, GA. With original songwriting they have a Southern Gospel/Country sound that highlights their multi-instrumental and powerful vocal talents.

On the signing, the Joshua Jordan tell us. “We are so honored and excited to announce that we are now part of the Crossroads family!! We are truly thankful for God’s timing in our ministry, because His will is not always our way.  Now we get the privilege to embark on a new journey with the finest people in Gospel music! We are incredibly thankful and blessed beyond measure!”

Greg Bentley, Crossroads Associate A&R states: “We are always keeping our eyes and ears open for new talent to carry our company on into the future. We’ve been watching this talented young family for over a year now, and just felt like it was time to pursue them to see if there was interest in them joining our roster of artists. It’s not everyday we find a group with the total package of songwriting and great vocals that are able to play live music on stage. Kind of a new version of what we all grew up with in The Hinsons and Hemphills era of Gospel Music. We are excited to be a part of what is in store for The Jordan Family Band.”


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Mylon Hayes Family On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 20, 2016 – 10:48 pm -

Mylon Hayes Family On Gospel Music Today

Mylon Hayes Family On Gospel Music Today

The members of The Mylon Hayes Family are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of November 20 and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Crosby Lane, and Jean reviews new recordings by Peter Christie, Jerry Salley and Full Life Trio.  An article from Singing News magazine called “Rewind” is the subject of this week’s News Notes. In the News this week is WCKB Radio, Perkins Revival, Squire Parson and Karen Peck and New River. The show features  exclusive concert video of The Blackwood Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Gilmer, TX, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Southern Plainsmen, recorded 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. On DecentTV.tv on ROKU, Amazon FireTV, and Google Chromecast. Check local TV schedule for Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, Morrilton, AR, and West Plains, MO. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, http://www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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The Music City Show Announces SEASON 5 Live Tapings in Nashville, TN!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 19, 2016 – 4:51 pm -

The Music City Show Announces SEASON 5 Live Tapings in Nashville, TN!

The Music City Show Announces SEASON 5 Live Tapings in Nashville, TN!

Nashville, TN  – It’s THE MUSIC CITY SHOW live from Nashville, TN and YOU can be a part of it. Today, Godsey & Associates, producers of the hit tv series, announced season five tapings to take place in Nashville, TN November 21 & 22, 2016. Less than 100 seats are available for the studio audience and will go “first-come, first-serve,” to those who email their request to tickets@themusiccityshow.com

Jody McBrayer, Rhonda Vincent, The Hoppers, John Berry, Triumphant Quartet, Brian Free & Assurance, The Music City Show Quartet, and many more will be featured during the LIVE TV tapings with host Tim Lovelace, and featuring the Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon, both returning to the series.
Due to security measures, NO WALK-UPS WILL BE ACCEPTED! You MUST email TICKETS@THEMUSICCITYSHOW.com for admission. All details will be explained in email correspondence.
Taped in front of a live studio audience, The Music City Show, has welcomed a diverse range of talent including The Oak Ridge Boys, The Crabb Family, Don Moen, Aaron Tippin, Ray Stevens, Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Restless Heart, The Booth Brothers and more. The show is hosted by award-winning comedian / singer / musician Tim Lovelace and Jim Sheldon, The “Positive Cowboy.”
Season five of The Music City Show will air nationally on  NRBTV, FamilyNet, Heartland, TCT and UPLIFTV in 2017.
For more information, visit www.themusiccityshow.com.

 


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The Pacesetters Welcome Devon Jones and Clayton Weaver

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 19, 2016 – 8:38 am -

The Pacesetters Welcome Devon Jones and Clayton Weaver

The Pacesetters Welcome Devon Jones and Clayton Weaver

The Pacesetters are honored to announce the addition of baritone singer Devon Jones and bass singer Clayton Weaver!! Devon Jones (formerly Billings), an Oklahoma native, has strong roots in Country  Christian music.

Born the youngest into a family of four to a single mother in College, He experienced in a short time what most dont in a lifetime.

At seven years, old he along with his brother and two sisters were thrust into foster care system shortly after the tragic death of his mother and grandmother in a house fire. Six years, 27 foster homes later, Devon was adopted by a family who provided him a home until he could make his own way. He credits them with a large portion of his vision and views on life.

Devon has served as everything from a worship director to a youth director and has performed with a select few country & Christian groups over the last few years such as Josh Michaels, Gene Watson, Tracy Byrd to Majesty IV. He has had the honor of sharing the stage with such acts as The McKameys, Purpose, Chronicle, The Hoppers, The Easters.

Devon will be replacing baritone, Freddy Cox, who will be stepping down at the end of the year to spend time with family.

Clay Weaver hails from Flomaton, Alabama, and has extensive

The Pacesetters Welcome Devon Jones and Clayton Weaver

The Pacesetters Welcome Devon Jones and Clayton Weaver

performance experience. Clay’s favorite part of a quartet is the bass. His favorite basses are George Younce, Tim Riley, Jeff Chapman, Eric Bennett, just to name a few. Clay is a recent graduate of the University of Mobile with a major in History and minor in Music with theater emphasis. Clay has a strong Christian upbringing and is very vocal about his love for Christ and his desire to see others touched by the Master’s grace.

Be sure to welcome Clay and Devon to the Pacesetters family when you see them at a Pacesetters service or singing around the country!!


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THE WILBANKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “THY KINGDOM COME”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 18, 2016 – 1:43 pm -

THE WILBANKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “THY KINGDOM COME”

THE WILBANKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “THY KINGDOM COME”

The Wilbanks announce their anticipated new single, “Thy Kingdom Come,” has just been released to national radio on Patterson Promotions, Volume 23.

Monica (Wilbanks) Mathews, lead singer and writer of the song remarks, “I love writing songs that are based on or contain a lot of Scripture because everyone can relate to that. Fairly often, I will notice people in the audience singing along with the chorus of “Thy Kingdom Come” even if it may be their first time hearing it because it is The Lord’s Prayer taken straight from scripture. Since the Word of God is eternal, this message is very applicable even today! If there’s ever been an hour when we truly need our Heavenly Father to teach us how to become like Him and see HIS kingdom and HIS will manifest, it is NOW!”

“Thy Kingdom Come” has already been receiving incredible reviews. When The Wilbanks sang the song for the Artist Showcase at NQC this year, Les Butler called it the “Tsunami of Sound.”

This group, from Houston, Texas, consists of Terry and Rene’ Wilbanks, their daughter Monica, and her husband, Jason Mathews. Terry and Rene’ have been deeply involved in their churches for years, establishing various groups and choirs, but have been traveling full-time for the past 15 years, ministering in churches, conferences and special events.

Great things are happening for this talented family! Recently, they had the honor to appear on Paul Heil’s Gospel Greats program. They have also been featured on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio Program and have made special appearances at Dollywood.

For the past two years, they have been in the top Gospel Radio charts with several songs in the Top 40. Their last single, “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It” was their highest charting song to date and went to #22 on The Singing News Charts. It gained added notoriety with the concept video of the song. Matter of fact, everywhere they went at National Quartet Convention people would pass and sing, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” If you have not seen the video, you can watch it at: http://wilbankssingers.com/videos

The Wilbanks’ vibrant faith keeps them grounded. They endeavor to reach all cultures through a wide variety of music styles, while exalting the Creator and sovereign God through every song.

To learn more about The Wilbanks, go to: http://www.wilbankssingers.com

Follow them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thewilbanks


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