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May 2020 SGN Scoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 19, 2020 – 11:50 am -

It’s May and we are happy to present the online issue of SGN

May 2020 SGN SCoops Magazine

May 2020 SGN SCoops Magazine

Scoops Magazine. We hope this month provides entertainment, encouragement, and maybe even some introspection.

11th Hour has become one of Southern Gospel’s favorite trios, and Dixie Phillips provides an exceptional article on these vocalists. Find out everything you wanted to know about Amber, Logan, and Jaquita.
Gospel Music lost a pioneer in April and John Herndon pays a special tribute to the late Gary McSpadden. Also featured are Zane and Donna King, HighRoad, Randy Miller, and the Old Time Preachers Quartet.
All of this plus monthly radio charts, music reviews, updates, and a special article discussing the artists’ response to COVID19 by Charlie Griffin.
We trust you are doing well and keeping safe as areas move out of isolation and slowly back to our new normal. Take care and remember that God is everywhere and provides healing and comfort. Have a little talk with Him today!
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March 2020 SGN Scoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 19, 2020 – 2:01 pm -

March 202 SGN Scoops Magazine

March 202 SGN Scoops Magazine

March is here and so is our latest edition of SGN Scoops Magazine. We hope that you will read it cover-to-cover and enjoy every feature. Read SGN Scoops Magazine HERE

Our cover story this month is the Browders. This family has been heating up the gospel music charts in the last few months with songs from their latest album, Authentic. Justin Gilmore introduces us to each member and shares their stories.
Other stories we are sharing this month include Exodus, Canaan Coffman, Tonja Rose, Kenny Smith, and Sammy Ward. Special thanks to our publisher, Rob Patz, for talking to the renowned Paul Heil.
Bill Dykes talks to Dr. Charles Keen, Vonda Armstrong talks to DJ Brian Rothwell, and the Coastal Events Update showcases Southern Gospel Weekend, in Oxford, Alabama.
All this, plus radio charts, the Publisher’s Point, and the Editor’s Last Word. We do hope you enjoy everything that we have gathered from the world of gospel music to share with you this month.
We also hope that you have read about Jesus Christ, how to experience faith in him, and how real people live their faith in this world.
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Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Expands for 2020 Labor Day Weekend September 2 – September 6, 2020

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 9, 2020 – 9:16 am -

Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Expands for 2020 Labor Day Weekend September 2 - September 6, 2020

Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
Expands for 2020 Labor Day Weekend
September 2 – September 6, 2020

(Glasgow, KY) March 9, 2020 – The Sneed Family is excited to announce that the 2020 Gospel Festival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is bigger and better! This year’s Gospel Fest to be held in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., will begin on Wednesday and go through an expanded schedule on Sunday.  The announcement was made today from The Sneed Family offices in Glasgow, Ky.  The annual event attracts visitors from across the nation.

“The support of the fans is what keeps us growing! Those who attend have begun to look forward to returning year after year,” said Jeff Sneed, spokesman for The Sneed Family.  The Sneed Family serves as hosts of the Gospel Music Festival.

The Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch will feature family entertainment from beginning to end. Gospel music is scheduled as well as the Classic Car Festival, a Talent Search, a special “Camp Meeting” and an Arts and Crafts Fair.

“We are thrilled to see so much excitement for this year’s Gospel Music Festival.  In planning an event of this size, we want to keep growing,” proclaimed Jeff Sneed.

The traditional Sing-along will be held on Wednesday as a free event.  Everyone is invited to play an instrument along with the house band.  On Thursday, the Gospel Fest Arts and Crafts show will be open with music from the stage from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Thursday’s ticketed music performance will feature vintage Gospel Music including The Inspirations, The New Speer Family, Goodman Revival, Aaron Wilburn and many more.

With the 2020 Gospel Fest in full swing, comedian Mickey Bell will emcee on Friday from 10:00 -6:30 p.m.  Guests with tickets will enjoy Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Karen Peck & New River, Chuck Wagon Gang, Troy Burns Family and The Freemans.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Evangelist C.T. Townsend will lead a full Camp Meetin’ on the Ranch with no admission charge.  Music will feature The Sneed Family & Tony Gore.

Visitors on Saturday will enjoy the Coal Miner’s Car Show.   The music from the stage will go from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  The admission ticket for the day will bring Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Perrys, The Steeles, The Sound, Wilmington Celebration Choir, Johnny Minick & the Steward Brothers, Wade Spencer, Master Peace Quartet.  Tony Gore joins The Sneed Family, as part of the “Like Never Before” Tour.  The Sneed Family, as hosts for the weekend, will perform at all programs.

As part of the expanded schedule, Sunday will be a full day of worship and activities.  The morning begins with a Chapel Service lead by Brother Billy Moran.  The 6th Annual Gospel Fest Talent Search kicks off at noon.  Everyone is invited to watch artist compete for a Daywind Records recording package.

“This year’s lineup will be bigger and better with the best of Gospel music.  There will be a great mix of Bluegrass Country, traditional Southern Gospel, solid quartet singing and great comedy.  The Loretta Lynn Ranch is the perfect location to bring music fans,” Sneed added.

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 again welcomes the return of Gospel Music,” said Sneed.

For ticket information: www.ticketstorm.com or by calling 866-966-1777.
Craft vendors wanting to participate should call Jeff Sneed at 270-646-0354.

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.

The Sneed Family is a favorite to their fans.  They provide an honest worship experience while providing encouragement.

Watch for them on stage as well as on television with their production of “Sneed Family Music”.  The program is seen in over one million homes each week.  The Sneed Family brings music, and interviews from the best in Southern Gospel Music.  The show is now available online.

For more information on The Sneed Family, visit sneedfamily.com

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Heart2Heart Release Patriotic Video of “Sons of Uncle Sam”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 5, 2020 – 1:16 pm -

Heart2Heart Release Patriotic Video of “Sons of Uncle Sam”

Heart2Heart Release Patriotic Video of “Sons of Uncle Sam”

Gastonia, NC – Popular North Carolina-based Southern Gospel trio, Heart2Heart has announced the release of “Sons of Uncle Sam”, a poignant message video that follows the life of one dedicated veteran, from his own service in WWII, to the loss of his grandson in Viet Nam.


Written by Chaz Bosarge and Derwin Ward, the moving concept video was shot in Salisbury Military Cemetery in Salisbury, NC.  It was produced and directed by Chandler Baucom of CRB Pictures. His grandfather, Fred Jobe, plays the lead character in the video, so this loving work is truly a family affair.  Chandler Baucom is the son of Life FM’s Rodney Baucom.


As the story unfolds you will find yourself moved to tears at the heart wrenching portrayal of the life of a dedicated veteran. Heart2Heart’s signature harmony and smooth delivery enhance an already touching story line, paying beautiful homage to our Veterans. The story concludes with a tribute by the graveside of group member Rhonda House’s late husband, Jimmy House, who was an 8 year veteran of the US Marine Corp.


As the lyrics so eloquently state “freedom comes with a cost, every time a soldier falls they pay the price for liberty.”  The words go on to urge the listener to “always send a prayer up when you can, for the sons of Uncle Sam.” Heart2Heart beautifully drives this important message home with their flawless delivery.


Of the project David Kiser stated, “We’ve never been drawn to recording a patriotic song, but after hearing Sons Of Uncle Sam we knew it was special and we just had to record it. It is such a lyric and story masterpiece that portrays the true reality of the life of the soldier. To all of our veterans, service men and women, we honor and salute you! Freedom comes with a price. Thank you’ will never be enough.”


The full video can be viewed here.


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GMW – Michigan Welcomes Doug Anderson

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 27, 2020 – 10:12 am -

GMW - Michigan Welcomes Doug Anderson

GMW – Michigan Welcomes Doug Anderson

Coastal Events is thrilled to announce the addition of Doug Anderson to the roster of artists
for Gospel Music Weekend Michigan taking place at the Wyndham Garden Convention
Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 4-6, 2020.

Doug Anderson spent several years with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, retiring from
service with them in 2015. He has since pursued a solo career, earning him multiple Dove
Awards for Country Album of the Year and Country Song of the Year.
In addition to his solo dates, Anderson has also teamed up with TaRanda Greene and Jody
McBrayer forming the powerhouse group, Cana’s Voice, which makes limited tour
appearances throughout the country and is rapidly gaining popularity overseas. This career
move has allowed Anderson to be able to focus on what is most important to him– second
only to his relationship with God – his family.

If you’ve never heard Doug Anderson as a solo artist, you will not want to miss this
opportunity. “I’ve had the pleasure of being in several concerts and events with Doug
Anderson. The effect is the same in every setting – he draws the crowd in. They laugh, they
cry, they worship. It’s a moving experience,” states Kristen Stanton, a Gospel Music
Weekend solo artist from Ohio. “Doug Anderson is a great addition,” says event host and
owner of Coastal Events, Rob Patz. “His contemporary country flair will appeal to a wide
variety of concert goers. We are excited to have him.”

Also appearing are Diamond Award winning Justified Quartet from Michigan, Diamond Award
winning Gloryway Quartet from Ohio, Diamond Award nominee Cami Shrock from Indiana
and many others. Over thirty artists are slated to appear in daytime showcases on Friday
and Saturday and evening concerts running Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Make your plans to join us for this special event. VIP tickets for Gospel Music Weekend
Michigan are available for just $25.00 for the weekend. General admission is free. For more
information, please contact Rob Patz at (360)933-0741 or send an email to

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Unity 4 Quartet Welcomes New Tenor

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 25, 2020 – 10:15 am -

Unity 4 Quartet Welcomes New Tenor

Unity 4 Quartet Welcomes New Tenor

We are excited to announce we have chosen the newest member of Unity 4. We auditioned several amazing guys and it was a difficult decision.  When we began our search, we were not looking for someone to fill Jack’s shoes because that would be impossible. Instead, we searched for the man that would begin the next chapter of Unity 4 Quartet. After much prayer and consideration, we have chosen Heath Pannell from Dry Creek, Mississippi!!

Beginning in his first quartet at age 14, Heath is no stranger to southern gospel music.  As a matter of fact, you’d have to go back earlier than that to find his beginning. “I started singing with my dad. We would do revivals and church services. He would play the guitar and I’d have to stand on the communion table in order to be tall enough for people to see me.” N-2-Jesus out of Booneville was the first group Heath sang tenor for. During that time, he was a regular student of the Stamps-Baxter School of Music. After that group disbanded, Heath joined Southern Image Quartet out Tupelo, Mississippi. “I traveled the roads with Buddy and his crew for a good five or six years, and they taught me a lot about booking and quartet management.” In 2007, Heath moved to Nashville and began singing semi-full time with Ben Harris and Southern Sound. “It was during my stint with them that I started really developing myself as a serious singer. Ben was a stickler for perfection vocally, and always pushed his group members to promote not only professionalism, but Christ-like traits on and off stage. Ben still remains a great friend and sounding board to this day.”  Heath also joined a group his father had been a member of when Heath was just a child, The Servants Quartet out of Ripley, MS. The group was very popular, and kept a busy schedule. “David Grant and all the crew from The Servants were, and are family.” Fast forward to 2016-2017, Heath traveled full time with Allegiance Trio out of Nashville. “Allegiance provided a very unique experience for me. First of all, I’d always been a quartet man, so a trio was a learning experience. Secondly, their music was very progressive. We toured some with The Perrys, T. Graham Brown, and saw some fantastic places.” The group eventually disbanded and Heath spent the next couple of years filling in for different groups and working as guest vocals in studio. “I was actually considering returning to performing regularly and I heard Unity Four was looking for a tenor vocalist to fill the spot vacated by Jacky Feazell.” Heath wasted no time calling and expressing his interest. “Jacky and my dad were in The Ministry Quartet out of Booneville when I was a child, I have always thought the world of Jack, and in turn Unity Four.” Heath auditioned in January for the first time at Magnolia Chapel Event Center in Humboldt, TN.  “It just felt good,” says Heath. “I have always respected J.C. and Casey as people, and the group for their innovative harmonies and take on performing. Mark rounds it all out as a very stylist sounding bass.” After a second audition concert in Booneville, Mississippi, Heath was offered the position and accepted. He will begin his tenure with Unity Four Quartet immediately. Heath is married to Amanda and they have three children, Noah, Stetson, and Presley. The family attends First Baptist Church of Booneville.

We are beyond excited to have Heath and his beautiful family joining Unity 4! We have known Heath for years and have always been impressed with his ability to not only sing but also his ability to present the Gospel of Christ! Be on the lookout for when we will be in your area! We have a few services in March in North Mississippi so we hope to see you soon! Our next service will be at South Corinth Baptist in Corinth, Mississippi on March 22! Please help us in welcoming Heath and make him feel right at home!

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 25, 2020 – 9:00 am -



NASHVILLE, TN – April Potter, President of the April Potter Agency announces the addition of multi-award recipient
and singer/songwriter Riley Harrison Clark to the roster. April Potter Agency will be handling all booking and
management for Riley.
“Riley has a unique gift for connecting with people through speaking and sharing his personal testimony and song”
says April. “When we met and talked about dreams and where his ministry was heading, it was a perfect fit for our
agency. I love the raw, pure heart Riley has for ministry both one-on-one and to the masses. We are honored to
represent him in both booking and management to help grow his ministry to new levels.”
Riley adds, “Since before stepping out on my own, I’ve been praying for ‘my team’ of people. I believe April and the
team at April Potter Agency are an answer to those prayers. I’m excited to be working alongside someone who has
20+ years of experience in music and who shares my vision for the future of my ministry. I look forward to not only
continuing to love and cater to those friends and fans I’ve had for over 10 years, but the opening doors of reaching new
people and enjoying new ventures.”
Riley’s success began in 2010 when he began touring with Tribute Quartet. In his 10-year tenure with the group, he
was privileged to sing in almost all of the 50 states as well as venues in several different countries. He was honored to
share stages with Jason Crabb, Russ Taff, The Isaacs, Gaither Vocal Band, CeCe Winans, The Oak Ridge Boys and
many others. Riley has performed at National Quartet Convention, Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Silver
Dollar City, Dollywood and multiple cruises.
While with Tribute, the group was nominated for several awards including GMA Dove Awards and celebrated three #1
Songs. Riley received the Favorite Young Artist Award from The Singing News Fan Awards and Male Vocalist of the
Year at the AGM Awards as well as being nominated 8 years in a row for Tenor of the Year. He released his first solo
record with Daywind Records in September 2018 entitled Welcome to Me with the lead single “Glory To Glory”
nominated for Inspirational Recorded Song Of The Year at the GMA Dove Awards. He is currently in the studio
working on his second Daywind Music project slated to release sometime in early spring.
April Potter Agency is a full-service, exclusive booking and management company located in Nashville, Tennessee
serving such venues as arenas, auditoriums, churches, fairs, festivals, schools, city events, coffeehouses, and theme
parks and more with a variety of artists. April Potter brings to her agency 23 years of experience in the music industry.
In 1996, she began working for The Harper Agency, and later formed her own company in 2002, where she
represented some of the most popular names in gospel music. She returned to work for Harper in 2010 for two more
years, before leaving to home school her daughter. Since that time, she’s worked as a freelance agent and consultant
in multiple areas of the industry, including management, marketing, radio, publicity, and booking, both stateside and
worldwide. In May 2016, she relaunched April Potter Agency expanding from Christian music to several genres
including Country, Bluegrass, Rock, Corporate Speakers and Tribute Bands. Potter is a Franklin County, Alabama
native and Music Business graduate of University of North Alabama.
For more information on Riley Harrison Clark or April Potter Agency, contact us at 615.479.0954 or email

You may visit their websites at or www.rileyharrisonclark.com or www.apotteragency.com.

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SGN Scoops Magazine Welcomes WJCV

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 24, 2020 – 1:54 pm -

SGN Scoops Magazine Welcomes WJCV

SGN Scoops Magazine Welcomes WJCV

WJCV we serve parts of eastern North Carolina. I have been here since 1988 our message is to lift up Jesus it is not about dj or artist the ministry is all about lifting up Jesus.I look for to working with Rob and all of the staff of Scoops Magazine and as together to lift up Jesus . – Melvin Bland

You Can Listen To WJCV HERE

We love having WJCV as part of the Team at SGN Scoops Magazine Melvin and everyone at WJCV have a heart for reaching the lost with our great music – Rob Patz

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Chronicle and Greg Sullivan Ministries Announce 11th Annual Anniversary Sing Featuring Karen Peck and New River

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 21, 2020 – 12:52 pm -

Chronicle Announces 11th Annual Anniversary Sing Featuring Karen Peck and New River

Chronicle Announces 11th Annual Anniversary Sing Featuring Karen Peck and New River

Denham Springs, LA  – Award winning Christian duo, Chronicle, has announced their 2020 Anniversary Sing, scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd in Livingston, LA.

This well-loved event, hosted by Chronicle, will feature the popular Five-time GRAMMY® Award nominated and seven-time Dove Award winning group, Karen Peck and New River. Gospel artist, Greg Sullivan will also be performing.

The event will be held at the Summa Crossing Theatre, 28975 S Satsuma Rd, Livingston, LA. The doors open at 4:30, with a 6:00 pm start time.

Tim Kinchins said, “We are so happy to host this event again this year, and are excited by this celebration of ministry in these last days. ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh’ Acts 2:17.  We’re looking forward to sharing the stage with Karen Peck and New River, and our friend Greg Sullivan. I know it will be a great blessing to our community and our fans.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance here and also at the door.


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The Kingdom Heirs’ “Come To The Well” goes #1 on multiple charts

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 21, 2020 – 9:01 am -

The Kingdom Heirs' "Come To The Well" goes #1 on multiple charts

The Kingdom Heirs’ “Come To The Well”
goes #1 on multiple charts

Arden, North Carolina  — “Come To The Well” from the Kingdom Heirs’ album Everything In Between — which debuted at #1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Billboard Southern Gospel Album Chart at its release — has reached #1 on both the Singing News and SGN Scoops charts.

“Come To The Well” is an upbeat song written by Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox and Devin McGlamery. Lead singer Arthur Rice is featured, singing about all being welcome at the healing stream: “Come to well of living water / Just one taste satisfies / If your running dry / Come to the well of living water / Come and drink your fill, my friend / And never thirst again.”

“We’re so excited about this song and the #1. It’s been a few years since we’ve had one on these charts,” says Rice. “We are grateful for all those that called and requested it, for all the DJs for playing our music, the writers for an incredible song and all the hard working folks at Crossroads for making it happen.”

“Come To The Well” is the first single from Everything In Between, the third album in a row the Kingdom Heirs have had debut at No. 1 on Billboard. Released by Sonlite Records, the collection of songs illustrates why the group has been noted as one of the top quartets in Southern Gospel music with full quartet tunes, a cappella hymns and lively instrumentals.

Listen to Everything In Between HERE.

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