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June 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 21, 2019 – 4:32 pm -

June 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Here it is, the June edition of the SGNScoops Magazine. We are so happy that you have stopped by to read this issue full of artist features and great gospel music information.

Our cover story this month is the New Speer Family, a group that is reviving the sound of one of gospel music’s most beloved family. John Herndon interviews these artists as they share about the past and look ahead to the future, while following the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Robert York does double duty this month as he talks to new gospel trio Avenue and much awarded pianist Jeff Stice about what God is doing in their lives. We also feature 11th Hour, a group appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention in October.
John Schneider opens up to Jimmy Reno about his new Christian Country album, and how his faith is helping him as he faces difficult times.
Les Butler introduces us to his friend, Randy Spencer of Bluegrass pickers, the King James Boys.
All this plus radio charts, the D.J. Spotlight, Coastal Media Events Update, Randall Reviews It, and so much more.
We hope you take time this summer to read our June issue and that you feel the presence of the Son of God. Enjoy His light! If you have any questions or comments, please write to me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
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3 Heath Brothers sign with Horizon Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 17, 2019 – 11:51 am -

3 Heath Brothers sign with Horizon Records

3 Heath Brothers sign with Horizon Records

Arden, North Carolina  – With tight harmonies, powerful vocals and a cappella arrangements, the 3 Heath Brothers have quickly become rising artists within gospel music, sharing the stage with artists like The Talleys, The Collingsworth Family, The Booth Brothers, The Hoppers, Greater Vision, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck and New River.

Now, the trio has signed with Horizon Records and will begin recording their next album with Roger Talley as producer.

“We are so honored to be invited to join such a respected and successful recording label,” say the 3 Heath Brothers. “We look forward to a bright future with God’s help and the incredible Horizon/Crossroads team.”

Roger Talley adds, “When I first met the 3 Heath Brothers, I was impressed with their youthful excitement, their vocal ability, their creativity, and their great personalities. I’ve enjoyed working with them and getting to know their family. Their dad, Jonathan, and mom, Emily, have given them a great spiritual and musical foundation. Their appeal spans every generation from children to grandparents. I wanted to bring them to Crossroads to expose their unique talents and appeal to as many people as possible. This is the kind of music the world needs to hear!”

Greg Bentley with Horizon Records says the label is excited about what the future holds for these young, energetic and talented men.

“I’ve been keeping my eyes on the 3 Heath Brothers for a couple years now. I first heard of them through Roger Talley from a concert in Florida. Since then, they’ve been doing everything right in what we as a label look for,” says Bentley. “So when Roger asked me to step into a production meeting with them here at Crossroads one day, I realized just how talented and determined they are, and what a wonderful family they have been raised in. I knew it was time to invite them into our family of artists.”

Look for new music from the 3 Heath Brothers later this year.


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Kelly and Amber Nelon On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 30, 2019 – 9:34 am -

Kelly and Amber Nelon are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of May 26. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is New Destiny Quartet, and Jean reviews new recordings by Living Faith and Livin Forgivin. An article from SGN Scoops magazine is the subject of this week's News Notes. The show features exclusive concert video of Clearvision Quartet and The Shireys, recorded by Gospel Music Today's cameras in Cullman, AL, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of The Missourians, recorded by Gospel Music Today's cameras in Broken Arrow, OK. The show is on WATC TV57 in Atlanta, GA, every Saturday at 1:30 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 Louisville, KY, Lumberton, NC, Bruce, MS, Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, Morrilton, AR, Waycross, GA, and West Plains, MO. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.Kelly and Amber Nelon are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of May 26. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is New Destiny Quartet, and Jean reviews  new recordings
by Living Faith and Livin Forgivin.

An article from SGN Scoops magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features exclusive
concert video of Clearvision Quartet and The Shireys, recorded by GospelMusic Today’s cameras in Cullman, AL, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of The Missourians, recorded by
Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Broken Arrow, OK.

The show is on WATC TV57 in Atlanta, GA, every Saturday at 1:30 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 Louisville, KY, Lumberton, NC,
Bruce, MS,  Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX.
Atlanta, TX, Morrilton, AR, Waycross, GA, and West Plains, MO. The current
edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today
website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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May 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 21, 2019 – 9:52 am -

May 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

May 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

We are happy to present the May edition of the SGNScoops Magazine. Filled with great features, front to back, we know you are going to enjoy it!

The Freemans are the cover story as Jennifer Campbell talks heart-to-heart with Chris and her family about the Lord, the group and their chart-topping music.
Be sure to read all about the faith of Sam Butler, Jessica Horton, Kristina Cornell, Jeff Tolbert of the Primitive Quartet, Sarah Reith of Southern Raised and so much more.
We have all of our radio charts, CD Reviews and event updates, plus the Publisher’s Point. Be sure to read all the way through to the Editor’s Last Word. Don’t miss the Contributors section, to read all about our fine writers, designers and creative artists that give of their time and talents to Lord and to SGNScoops.
If you have any comments  or concerns about the magazine, please let us know. We hope you have read about the love and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ within these pages. Please write to me if you have any questions about faith or if you would like to contribute your talents to SGNScoops. You can email me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
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GARY CASTO HONORED WITH “DISTINGUISHED MOUNTAINEER” AWARD AT CHILDHOOD CHURCH

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 14, 2019 – 3:26 pm -

Liberty, WV – Gary Casto was presented with the “Distinguished Mountaineer” award on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during an appearance at his childhood church – Emma Chapel – in Liberty, WV. Casto, the manager and lead vocalist of multi-award winning group, Tribute Quartet, was chosen to receive this award by West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice. Casto was presented the certificate at the close of Tribute’s concert by family friend, John Hoffman.
The honor of “Distinguished Mountaineer” is awarded to one or two recognized citizens a year. It was awarded to Casto in recognition of his efforts, accomplishments and successes in the field of Gospel music and performance. Gary states, “This is an absolute surprise! My home state and the people within are forever branded on my heart. It is an honor to proclaim West Virginia my home.”
Gary continues, “Somtimes it’s easy to forget where our music reaches so, it was humbling to learn of Governor Jim Justice’s knowledge of Gospel music!”
Daywind Recording artist and multi-GMA Dove Award nominated Tribute Quartet is based out of Nashville, TN. Tribute has been one of Gospel music’s most recognizable artists since 2006. The group consists of Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis and Gus Gaches.
Tribute is currently in the studio finishing their latest recording on Daywind Records.
For more information on Tribute Quartet, visit tributequartet.com or any available social media outlets. Tribute is exclusively represented by the Harper Agency. For inquiries, please visit harperagency.com or call 615-851-4500

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The Kingdom Heirs claim #1 spot on Billboard Chart with Something Good Volume Two

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 7, 2019 – 10:14 am -

The Kingdom Heirs claim #1 spot on Billboard Chart with Something Good Volume Two

The Kingdom Heirs claim #1 spot on Billboard Chart with Something Good Volume Two

Arden, North Carolina  — The Kingdom Heirs’s latest album, Something Good Volume Two, has debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Southern Gospel chart and at #10 on the Top Christian chart.

On this album, The Kingdom Heirs recorded some of their favorite gospel songs, creating a collection of newly-recorded music from one of Southern Gospel’s top quartets. It’s a joyful reminder of all the Lord has done with songs retelling classic Bible stories and others about our own experiences with Christ in everyday life.

“A big thank you to The Kingdom Heirs’ fans for buying the new Something Good Volume Two project. We are excited that it’s our second Billboard #1,” says The Kingdom Heirs’ Kreis French. “The group did a great job, and special thanks to lead singer Arthur Rice for all his hard work.”

The album starts with, “What A Beautiful Day,” a song about longing for the day Christ returns, that stays true to the well-known Happy Goodman Family version.

On the current radio single “The Lovely Name Of Jesus,” Rice takes the lead with Jerry Martin, Loren Harris, and Jeff Chapman, joining him on the chorus. Rice says this song, written by Squire Parsons and originally recorded by The Kingsmen, has energy and sincerity with a message that simply the mention of Jesus can calm tumultuous situations.

Other songs include, “It’s Gonna Be A Good Day,” “That’s How I Know,” “The Love Of God,” “Something To Shout About,” “Run On,” “Thus Saith The Lord” and “When We Sing Around The Eternal Throne.”

The album ends on a joyful high note with “Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho,” a lively, upbeat instrumental with the award-winning Kingdom Heirs band of Andy Stringfield on piano, Dennis Murphy on drums and French on bass joined by a big band brass section.

Listen to Something Good Volume Two HERE.


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The Collingsworth Family Performs at National Day of Prayer Banquet in Washington, D.C.

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 6, 2019 – 12:09 pm -

The Collingsworth Family Performs at National Day of Prayer Banquet in Washington, D.C.

The Collingsworth Family Performs at National Day of Prayer Banquet in Washington, D.C.

Nashville, TN The Collingsworth Family had the distinct honor of performing at the Celebration Banquet for the 2019 National Day of Prayer events on April 30th in Washington, D.C. Their performance at the invitation-only banquet, held at the Ronald Reagan International Center, was attended by numerous guests, including many members of the U.S. Congress as well as other high ranking U.S. Government officials.

Phil Collingsworth, Sr. shares, “It was an honor to have been asked by the National Day of Prayer committee to perform for their opening ceremonies this year in Washington, D.C. Our family so enjoyed talking with Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, who have so long been associated with the NDOP (Shirley Dobson was the president for 25 years.) To see that group of politicians and associated government dignitaries call on our Creator and ask for His intervention was an experience of a lifetime for our family. And to enjoy a personal tour of the U.S. Capitol at midnight and to sit in the empty House Chamber and pray aloud for those who would be sitting in those seats the next day was a moment I will never, ever forget.”

Producer and co-founder of StowTown Records, Wayne Haun, was delighted to be able to attend the banquet with The Collingsworth Family. “Several hundred dignitaries had been sitting for more than two hours when The Collingsworth Family took the stage, and the room was literally transformed. Immediately, the breath of fresh air in that room was felt by all of us, and that was reflected by looks of true joy on each and every face. I know The Collingsworth Family was honored to be there to sing, but it was evident that, at that very moment, the roles were reversed. We were all honored by their presence. We have something very special in The Collingsworth Family.”

May 2nd was the National Day of Prayer, which was observed by millions for the 68th year. The National Day of Prayer initiative was passed into law in 1952 under President Harry S. Truman.  Decades later, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer. It now includes multiple events during the week, bringing more opportunities for people to gather with the common purpose of interceding for America. You can read more information about the National Day of Prayer HERE.


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NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 3, 2019 – 12:15 pm -

NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – NQCthe National Quartet Convention – has announced the creation of a new tour series called, NQC Road Trip. The concerts associated with this tour will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Union Performing Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK, at First Southern Baptist Church and Hallsville, TX, at Hallsville High School Coliseum.

NQC Executive Vice President, Clarke Beasley, states, “We have recognized these particular cities and surrounding areas as underserved by concerts and artist appearances, though there are many fans of our music in and around these cities.  Therefore, we created the NQC Road Trip tour in order to bring top tier talent to these markets.”
Appearing at these dates will be the Hoppers, Greater Vision, the Mark Trammell Quartet and Jim & Melissa Brady.  The Tulsa and Oklahoma City concert will also include Master’s Voice and will be emceed by veteran promoter and emcee, Duane Garren.
Clarke Beasley also stated that this tour series is something that can be very portable, and NQC will be exploring other locations in the future. Tickets for NQC Road Trip are on sale now at www.NQConline.com.
NQC 2019 will be held September 22, 2019 – September 28, 2019 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Seats are on sale now. For more information, log onto www.NQConline.com.
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.

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Pray For Brenda Denney

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 3, 2019 – 7:29 am -

Pray For Brenda Denney

Pray For Brenda Denney

From Elaine Robinson

Please pray for my baby sis, Brenda Ann Denney tonight. Earlier she was admitted to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville. Tests are showing possible heart related issue. They are doing maintenance meds tonight and we will visit with the heart doctor later this morning. God is faithful to the faithful!

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PRAYER WARRIORS!! Ken and Pauline Patterson Need Your Prayers

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 30, 2019 – 8:30 pm -

PRAYER WARRIORS!! Ken and Pauline Patterson Need Your Prayers

PRAYER WARRIORS!! Ken and Pauline Patterson Need Your Prayers

PRAYER WARRIORS!! Ken and Pauline Patterson need your prayers. I just got off the phone to Pauline and they are at the Emergency Room. Ken has had a heart attack and is still having issues. She asked that I post this message. I assured her that we would be praying! This is Tammie


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