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Matt Felts On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 25, 2017 – 8:21 pm -

Matt Felts On Gospel Music Today

Matt Felts On Gospel Music Today

Matt Felts is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of September 24. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The NewHEART Quartet, and Jean reviews a new recording by The Jordan Family Band.  An article from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features singing by The Calvarymen Quartet, exclusive concert video of The Circle of Friends featuring Sherman Andrus, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Ada, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Ascension Quartet, recorded in Branson, MO.
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 Bruce, MS, 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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AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS JASON CRABB AND SELAH KICK OFF YOUR LOVE IS UNBREAKABLE TOUR

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 22, 2017 – 11:12 am -

AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS JASON CRABB AND SELAH KICK OFF YOUR LOVE IS UNBREAKABLE TOUR

AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS JASON CRABB AND SELAH KICK OFF YOUR LOVE IS UNBREAKABLE TOUR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 22, 2017 – Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Crabb will join fellow GMA Dove Award-winners Selah on the Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour this fall. Presented by World Vision, the co-headlining tour kicks off Sept. 23, 2017, and is slated to hit 13 cities during the months of September, October and November.

A Grammy winner and 21-time GMA Dove Award winner, Jason Crabb and the critically-acclaimed, 8-time GMA Dove winners Selah are the ultimate pairing with their powerhouse vocals and stylistic interpretations that bring audiences to their feet. The Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour will give concert attendees the unique opportunity to hear some of their best-loved radio hits while experiencing a night of unforgettable on-stage collaborations and worship. The tour takes its name from Selah’s current album, Unbreakable, which released earlier this year. Crabb will also be touring in support of his latest release, the Grammy-nominated Whatever The Road.
“We are so excited to be touring with Jason Crabb,” said Selah’s Todd Smith, Amy Perry and Allan Hall. “That voice! We are looking forward to a special night of songs and stories about hope, victory, and encouragement.  There are going to be collaborations throughout the night and we can’t wait to lift up our voices along with yours to sing praises to the One who loves us so much, Jesus.”
“I can’t wait to tour with Amy, Todd and Allan,” Crabb adds. “You just don’t get any better harmony than Selah. What I love more than their musical excellence is their hearts for ministry and for people — they love people. That’s where it counts. We’re going to have a great time on this tour and we can’t wait to see YOU!”
YOUR LOVE IS UNBREAKABLE TOUR – Fall 2017 – Selah & Jason Crabb
Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.
SEPTEMBER
23    Cuero, TX – Cuero Performing Arts Center
24    Paris, TX – Love Civic Center
30    Dover, OH – Dover First United Methodist Church
OCTOBER
5      El Dorado, AR – Griffin Music Hall
7      Liberal, KS – Liberal High School
8      Cape Girardeau, MO – Cape First Church
12    DeFuniak Springs, FL – Walton High School
13    Effingham, SC – Lebanon Church
14    Bradenton, FL – Christian Retreat Church
15    Baxley, GA – Baxley Church of God
27    Watertown, SD – DD Miller Auditorium
28    Galena, KS – ChristPoint Church
NOVEMBER
4      Mifflintown, PA – Cedar Ridge Brethren in Christ Church
Tickets for the Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour are on sale now. For details and ticket links, visit www.JasonCrabb.com or www.SelahOnline.com.

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Smacker Bats Release Matt Felts Signature Series

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 21, 2017 – 10:10 am -

Smacker Bats Release Matt Felts Signature Series

Smacker Bats Release
Matt Felts Signature Series

Nashville, TN Arizona based baseball bat company, Smacker Bats has recently partnered with Southern Gospel artist Matt Felts to release a very special edition bat. The company known for their professional and amateur series hand-crafted bats is now offering a “Matt Felts Signature Series” baseball bat. The bat has Matt Felts signature and logo on the barrel of the bat.

As many fans of Gospel music may know, Matt played college and professional baseball. “Baseball and music have always been a big part of my life. My new solo ministry has allowed me to get back on the field. I am very excited to be partnering with Smacker Bats,” stated Matt Felts. Besides his solo ministry and his duties as General Manager of Butler Music Group, Matt continues to play ball in a vintage baseball league that travels the country. “We are thrilled to partner with Matt Felts on the release of these bats. Matt has long used Smacker Bats on the field, with the release of his new album we wanted to be a part of what he was doing,” added Brian Carter, Smacker Bats.

Matt Felts new solo album, Based On A True Story, includes a unique song entitled, “The First Baseball Game” that features baseball legend Don Mattingly. “It’s an honor to have the baseball community support Gospel music,” added Matt. The album was co-sponsored by the Nashville Sounds, the minor league affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Recently, Matt was contacted by ESPN and the Dan Patrick Show about being a guest in the future. Stay tuned for more details.
The Smacker Bats “Matt Felts Signature Series” bats are available at smackerbats.com. Matt Felts has already started collecting hits on the radio as a soloist and he looks to keep adding them on the field with his partnership with Smacker Bats. To get more information, go to www.mattfelts.com.


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Lefevre Quartet In Concert

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 20, 2017 – 9:36 am -

Lefevre Quartet In Concert

Lefevre Quartet In Concert

People’s Tabernacle Church, 64 Airways Blvd, Savannah, TN will welcome , “LEFEVRE QUARTET”, from Atlanta, GA on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:00PM. Pastor Josh & Ashley Franks will also appear. For more information, go to www.joshandashleyfranks.com

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The Collingsworth Family Releases Landmark DVD Project

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 19, 2017 – 9:42 am -

The Collingsworth Family Releases Landmark DVD Project

The Collingsworth Family Releases Landmark DVD Project

Nashville, TN  – StowTown Records is pleased to announce the brand new DVD release from The Collingsworth Family. That Day Is Coming released on Sept. 15 and is distributed worldwide by Sony/Provident Distribution.

The multi-award winning family group was thrilled to put together this very special project. It was recorded live in front of a sold-out audience at First Wesleyan Church in High Point, NC, with a live band and members of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
“The That Day is Coming video was, by far, our most complex and challenging project to date.  However, it is the one we are most happy with the end results,” said Phil Collingsworth. “With great effort comes great satisfaction when you how the results of hundreds of hours of labor in your hands.”
The Collingsworth Family performs all 13 powerful songs from their current StowTown album, including “That Day is Coming,” “Ever Faithful” and “When He Carries Me Away.” 
“Having a full orchestra and band performing every song with you in front of a sold-out audience requires a great deal of prep-time and structuring. Then we spend time bathing it all with tons of prayer,” added Phil. “The night went so incredibly smooth, and we attribute that to the many, many people all over the country who were watching via the livestream and praying for us right at the same time. We were able to capture the emotion of the room on film and add in so many great behind-the-scenes interviews, which made the songs literally come to life.”
In addition to album features, they also performed hits such as, “Show a Little Bit of Love and Kindness,” “Keep On the Firing Line” and “Hallelujah Chorus.”
“Of all the projects we’ve released in the 18 years we have been on the road, this one best portrays the heart of the Collingsworth Family and our passion for ministry!” Phil concluded. “We certainly hope you catch the glimpses of Jesus through the viewing of the DVD. It was our goal to lift Him up, so people would be drawn to The Master.”

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Blackwood Brothers On Gospel Music TV

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 18, 2017 – 3:37 pm -

Blackwood Brothers On Gospel Music TV

Blackwood Brothers On Gospel Music TV

The members of The Blackwood Brothers are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of September 17 and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Bunkleys, and Jean reviews new recordings by The Coffmans and The Old Paths.  An article from AbsolutelyGospel.com about Nick Trammell is the subject of this week’s News Notes. In the News this week is Trey Ivey, Gerald Crabb, Jason Crabb and Endless Highway.  On the show, we wish a Happy Birthday to Mike LeFevre. The show features singing by The Skyline Boys, exclusive concert video of Soul’d Out Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Memphis, TN, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of Freedom Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Pigeon Forge, TN.

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 Bruce, MS,  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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Tune-in Alert – Michael Combs Featured on American Gospel Onstage

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 25, 2017 – 11:01 am -

Tune-in Alert - Michael Combs Featured on American Gospel Onstage

Tune-in Alert – Michael Combs Featured on American Gospel Onstage

Watch the Program at  www.AmericanGospelOnstage.com

American Gospel Onstage  * Great American Gospel * Great American Bluegrass

Michael Combs is scheduled to appear on American Gospel Onstage this coming week, Saturday & Sunday, August 26-27, 2017 on the NRB Network, at 6:30 PM EST.  Heartland, TNN, Dish & Directv, The Walk TV, SAC TV, Dove Network, Family Channel, Word Network, Orlando Super Channel, Glory Star Network, Ridgeline TV, Blue Ridge TV, Roku, and including hundreds of television network affiliates receiving the HD digital distribution from Great American Productions.   Other participating networks air these programs immediately after and separately during the following week, and including reruns, meaning the artists music will be previewed during the entire week.  Due to so many program schedules, please check local listings for programming to verify schedule if watching or recording program.


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Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Announces “Sing-a-long” August 31, 2017

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 23, 2017 – 8:48 am -

Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Announces “Sing-a-long” August 31, 2017

Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Announces “Sing-a-long”
August 31, 2017

Hurricane Mills, TN  – Organizers of the 2017 Gospel Music Festival announce a bonus jam session style “Sing-a-long” that is free and open to the public.  The event will begin for early arrivers on Thursday evening, August 31, at 8:00 p.m.  “Bring your instruments and enjoy some sweet fellowship with our families,” offered Jeff Sneed of The Sneed Family, hosts of the Gospel Music Festival.

The announcement was made today from The Sneed Family office.  “Many say this is the highlight of the festival.  Guests have an opportunity to join with the professionals and sing the night away,” said Sneed.

The Gospel Music Festival will include two full days of music.  Friday’s schedule is set with The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, The Freemans, Aaron Wilburn, Wade Spencer, and ventriloquist Geraldine and Ricky.  As a special highlight, The Sneed Family will take the stage.

On Saturday, The Bowlings, Bowling Sisters, The Perrys, High Road, The Guardians, Aaron Wilburn, Geraldine and Ricky, The Sneed Family and the Villines Trio will perform.  “Those attending will be laughing, singing and inspired from the minute first note is struck from the stage,” stated Sneed.  “This is a lineup that will be the best Gospel music has to offer.  There will be a great mix of Bluegrass Country, traditional Southern Gospel, solid quartet and great comedy,” proclaimed Sneed.

The weekend will culminate with a separate performance on Saturday, September 2, by country music icons, the Van Lear Sisters.  The annual concert includes Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue.  “This is where Gospel meets Country,” said Sneed.  “Folks can enjoy two events in one location while enjoying the beauty of the Loretta Lynn Ranch on a holiday weekend,” he continued.

The Gospel Music Festival at the Loretta Lynn Ranch will be held in the pavilion at the ranch campgrounds.  “We are honored that the Loretta Lynn Ranch would welcome the return of Gospel Music,” declared Sneed.

For ticket information: www.ticketstorm.com or by calling 866-966-1777.

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is located off I-40 at Exit 143 in Hurricane Mills, TN.  Camping is available by reservation.  There are also area hotels nearby.


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William and Brooklyn (Collingsworth) Blair Welcome Baby Boy

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 21, 2017 – 7:54 am -

William and Brooklyn (Collingsworth) Blair Welcome Baby Boy

William and Brooklyn (Collingsworth) Blair Welcome Baby Boy

Nashville, TN  – StowTown Records and The Collingsworth Family are thrilled to announce the birth of Winston James Blair, born Saturday, August 19, at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. 

Born at 1:59 PM, little Winston topped the scales at 9 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long. Adding to the excitement of what is already a special day for the family, Winston arrived on his mother’s 28th birthday. What a precious birthday gift.
“I said all along he was going to be Brooklyn’s best birthday gift ever!” exclaimed Phil Collingsworth. “The excitement has been through the roof at the Collingsworth and Blair homes this week, waiting on Winston’s imminent arrival.” He continued, “Everything went into a holding pattern, knowing he could show up at any moment! We all made guesses on his birth date, his weight and his length. Believe it or not, I predicted all three correctly!” 
The proud parents, William and Brooklyn, along with older sister Emma, are all excited and doing very well.
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Mark Lowry’s New Music Video Goes Viral

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 17, 2017 – 12:15 pm -

Mark Lowry's New Music Video Goes Viral

Mark Lowry’s New Music Video Goes Viral

Hendersonville, TN  – Platinum-selling recording artist, Mark Lowry, has once again made waves across social media with his brand new music video, ‘What’s Not To Love?’ The fun, upbeat video, featuring the GRAMMY-Award winning Gaither Vocal Band, made its Facebook debut on July 24th and reached over a million views just a week later.  ‘What’s Not To Love?’ is the title cut on Lowry’s new Daywind Records project, available August 18th, as well as his current radio single.

“I had such a blast shooting this video, and the reaction online has been amazing!” shares Mark Lowry. “These songs that I’ve been writing with my friends, Reba Rambo-McGuire & Dony McGuire, and some they wrote with Chip Davis, are saying the things that I’ve been saying in my shows for years, but condenses it into a 3 minute nugget.”

Anchored by songs co-written by Lowry, Reba Rambo-McGuire and Dony McGuire, What’s Not To Love? embodies the messages of grace, compassion and the love of Christ predominately featured at Lowry’s live events.  Songs such as ‘Love Is The Golden Rule’ and ‘No Room For Hate’ carry messages of love and extending grace, ‘Feels Like I’m Already There’ reaches those going through a valley, while ‘Mama Prayed’ resonates with those who had a praying mother of their own.

To view the music video for ‘What’s Not To Love?’ visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp4sla1tU2w.

What’s Not To Love? is available to the Christian marketplace exclusively through New Day Christian. Mainstream and digital distribution are provided by Sony RED.

Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of gospel music and beyond. He started making music at age 11 and now, more than four decades later, his legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry, and think. Mark is a platinum-selling singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyrics to ‘Mary, Did You Know?’ resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. Mark spent more than 20 collective years as the baritone singer for the GRAMMY-Award winning Gaither Vocal Band, and served as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick for Bill Gaither through live concert tours and the best-selling Gaither Homecoming video and television series.


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