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Michael Combs Makes Fan’s Dream Come True

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 20, 2018 – 5:59 pm -

Michael Combs Makes Fan’s Dream Come True

Michael Combs Makes Fan’s Dream Come True

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 20, 2018)  Michael Combs got the chance to make a dream come true for a fan. The talented singer/songwriter wanted to share the story with his fans:

“On Feb. 12, 2018, Michael received an unusual message left on his office answering machine. The message was from Robert Smith of Calhoun, Georgia. Robert wanted to surprise his wife Kim. Kim Smith has been singing for 20 years. She enjoys singing at a rehab close to home and other places when asked. Kim’s favorite Southern Gospel singer is Michael Combs. Her favorite Michael Combs song is ‘Carry Me Jesus.’

On March 26, 2018, Kim was going to Daywind Studios in Nashville,Tennessee to record an album. In honor of Michael she wanted to not only record ‘Carry Me Jesus’ on her album, but she wanted to title her album Carry Me Jesus.

Weeks before her recording date in conversation with Robert, she said, ‘Boy it would be like a dream come true if Michael Combs and I could sing ‘Carry Me Jesus’ together.’ Nothing else was said about it. However, Robert just couldn’t get that out of his mind. He figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask. So on February 12, 2018, he made that call to Michael’s office.

Denise, Michael’s wife of course returned Robert’s call. Robert was so surprised. He said, ‘I thought I would never even get a call back.’

Robert shared his and Kim’s conversation with Denise.  Denise was so touched by Robert’s excitement of wanting to surprise Kim. She knew Michael’s traveling schedule wouldn’t allow him to be in Nashville on that date, but she couldn’t get it off her mind. So she went to Michael and shared the whole story. Needless to say, he was very touched. He thought a moment. Then he said, ‘Denise, I don’t have to be there. Kim can have a duet with me because Daywind has my tracks to ‘Carry Me Jesus’.’

Denise called Robert and advised that Michael could not come into the studio on March 26.  She told him since Michael had recorded his last album with Daywind that they had his tracks, and they could add Michael to her album as if he was in the studio and singing with her.

Robert said, ‘That’s even better because I think Kim would be too nervous to sing with Michael Combs in the room.’ He was thrilled! So Denise got to work and made all the necessary calls and arrangements.

On March 26, 2018 while Kim was in the studio with Rick & Micah Schweinsberg, she asked, ‘Have you ever met Michael Combs?’ They said, ‘Yes.’  She asked, ‘Is he really nice? You know down to earth kinda guy?’ Rick told Denise later that they had quite a conversation about Michael.

It wasn’t till the next day when Kim had completed her album that they told her about her surprise.

Robert texted this message to Denise: ‘Kim knows everything now; she wants to call and thank you and Michael. She has called all her family and friends and told them. By the way, I would have to say that you have not made Kim’s day; you have made her whole year. She has not stopped talking about it since she’s found out. I’m waiting for her to talk about it in her sleep.’

Denise says ‘The four of us have all talked, and we are looking forward to meeting face to face one day down the road. We can’t wait to hear Kim’s Carry Me Jesus album. No doubt God will use Kim and her album to bless many.”

Michael and Denise Combs invite you to visit their redesigned website to keep up with their Ministry schedule and new music.

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April 2018 SGNScoops Top 100

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 17, 2018 – 11:12 am -

SGNScoops Top 100

SGNScoops Top 100

April 2018 (May Magazine)
1. Whisnants- He’s Never Moved
2. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound- Clear Skies
3. Greater Vision- God Doesn’t Care
4. Bowling Family-I Believe He’s Alive
5. Kingsmen- Cost Of The Cross
6. Lore Family- Asking, Seeking, Knocking
7. Mark Trammell Quartet-Go Show John
8. Karen Peck & New River- Gotta Be Saved
9. McKameys- Living For Eternity
10. 11 th Hour- Doin What’s Right
11. Brian Free & Assurance- He Can Take It
12. Gold City- If Church Pews Could Shout
13. Ivan Parker- A Little More Like You
14. Hyssongs – I’ve Seen Enough
15. Joseph Habedank – Just When You Thought
16. Kingdom Heirs-Heroes Of Faith
17. Hoppers- Song Of Moses
18. Canton Junction-When I Lift Up My Head
19. Jonathan Wilburn- Calvary’s Cross
20. Legacy Five- I Trust The Cross
21. Old Time Preacher’s Quartet- I’ll Ride This Ship To The Shore
22. The Steeles- Psalm 113
23. Sunday Drive- 11:59
24. Talleys- Look Up
25. Taylors- For What I Don’t Know
26. The Old Paths- Broken People Like Me
27. Triumphant Quartet-Thankful, So Thankful
28. Williamsons – Jesus, What A Wonderful Name
29. Wisecarvers- Somebody Here
30. Amber Nelon Thompson-Grateful
31. Exodus Behold The Lamb
32. Gaither Vocal Band-Hallelujah Band
33. Isaacs- If That’s What It Takes
34. Jason Crabb – Washed By The Water
35. Lauren Talley- Our Song Will Be Jesus

36. Mark Bishop- The Refrigerator Door
37. Surrendered- His Tomb Is Empty Now
38. Sweetwater Revival- Shoutin’ In The Clouds
39. Tim Livingston- Waiting At The Top
40. Triumphant Quartet-The Cross Is All The Proof I Need
41. Ferguson Family- Living For The Call
42. Covered By Love- I’ll Lay My Crown
43. Austin & Ethan Whisnant – Should Have Been Three
44. Bibletones- That’s Why His Grace Is Amazing
45. Cana’s Voice- Same Hands
46. Jordan Family Band-Our Time To Shine
47. Browders- The Man I Am Today
48. Down East Boys- Pray
49. Dunaways- Somewhere Around The Throne
50. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver-He’s Everywhere
51. Greesons- I’ll Put On A Crown
52. Georgia- I’m Getting Restless
53. Chronicle- I’ll See Him
54. The Bakers- Why Should I Worry
55. Collingsworth Family- That Day Is Coming
56. Day Three- I’m Not A Failure
57. Curtis Hyler & Jubilation-When God’s All You’ve Got
58. Greenes – The Blood Stained Side Of The Cross
59. MARK209- I Can Call Jesus
60. High Road- Christ My Hope, My Glory
61. Mylon Hayes Family- What An Anchor
62. Hazel Parker Stanley-I’d Do It All Again
63. Blackwood Brothers Quartet- If That Isn’t Love
64. Ben Mcgalliar- Clouds
65. Guardians- Woke Up This Morning
66. Brothers 4- Leave Your Sorrows
67. Troy Burns Family- When He Laid His Hammer Down
68. Battle Cry-You’re All I need
69. Ricky Atkinson & Compassion-The Harvest
70. Mark Dubbeld Family- This Joy Is Mine
71. Porter Family- When I Lay My Isaac Down
72. Judith Montgomery & Family-There Is A Remedy
73. Mercy’s Well-When We Make It To The Other Side
74. Sharps- Standing In The Storm
75. Michael Combs- How Do They Do It
76. The Songsmiths – The Best Is Yet To Come
77. Jason Davidson- It Was The Cross That Got To Me
78. Millers-Going Where He Lives
79. 3rd Row Boys- Do It All

80. Adams Family-Looking Forward To Looking Back
81. Blake and Jenna Bolerjack – He Lived To Tell It All
82. Beyond The Ashes- I’m Too Near Home
83. Poet Voices- Extraordinary
84. Three Bridges- Jesus Saves
85. Aaron and Amanda Crabb – Restore Me
86. Barry Rowland and Deliverance- Help Me Make It
87. Burchfield Family-I Rejoice
88. Billy Huddleston- Miracle
89. Dean- At The Foot Of The Cross
90. Eagle’s Wings- A Rugged Cross & An Empty Grave
91. Wilbanks- You Are Good
92. Common Bond-Don’t Let The Devil Go To Church With You
93. Encouragers- Royal Blood
94. The Frosts- That Which Costs Me Nothing
95. Heaven’s Mountain Band- When The Savior Called Me
96. Jeremy Cato- Things I Know For Sure
97. Kendricks- Old Piece Of Clay
98. Master’s Voice- Without You , I Haven’t Got A Prayer
99. New Dove Brothers- No Back Door To Heaven
100.Bates Family- Rejoice

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Endless Highway Uplifts and Inspires With ‘East to West’

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 17, 2018 – 9:13 am -

Endless Highway Uplifts and Inspires With 'East to West'

Endless Highway Uplifts and Inspires With ‘East to West’

Arden, NC.  – With their latest release “East to West,” Endless Highway sets out to prove that God’s love and grace are all encompassing, spanning time and countless generations. With songs about belief, trust and commitment, the music of this family group proves that faith has no limits. It’s what has kept their ministry strong for over four decades and what drives them forward with a new era of music.

Through blending musical styles, Endless Highway reflects the journey of the Southern Gospel genre and themselves by highlighting influences of the three generations that make up the group. By taking turns in the spotlight, the vocalists of Endless Highway show a style that is classic, yet fresh. From songs like the traditional “It’s a Highway to Heaven” featuring the lead singing of Jason Griggs from the family’s second generation, to the modern “Out of the Deep” featuring his daughter Allison, Endless Highway presents a dynamic mix of progressive and traditional music.

“We love variety and that seems to be our style,” says Jason Griggs. “We feel that we’ve chosen strong material from amazing writers that convey the great message of salvation, grace, joy, hope, forgiveness, and the promises of God. It is our goal that this project will bless and encourage you, the listener!”

The album’s first single, “It’s His Story,” features the lead singing of Jay Griggs, Allison’s brother, who represents a new generation of strong Gospel lead vocalists. This song is a proclamation of faith, a message carried throughout this powerful new release from Skyland Records.

“Under the Sea” led by Allison references Micah 7:19 and is another picture of God’s immeasurable grace when it comes to human imperfections. The song gives quiet reassurance that no matter a person’s sins, God will never turn away.

“East to West” ends with “Out of the Deep,” a progressive version of a classic Gospel song that closes the album on a sincere note, reminding listeners that God knows your many fears, and will see you through them.

Inspired by Psalm 103, verse 12 — “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” — “East to West” from Endless Highway will uplift and comfort from start to finish.

“East to West” will be available from Skyland Records on May 25. Pre-order it HERE.

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THE MARTINS Are STILL STANDING and Celebrating an All-new Release Following Tandem Jump

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 16, 2018 – 10:07 am -

THE MARTINS Are STILL STANDING and Celebrating an All-new Release Following Tandem Jump

THE MARTINS Are STILL STANDING and Celebrating an All-new Release Following Tandem Jump

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —On April 11th, recording artists The Martins joined the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Nashville list of tandem jumpers as the Army Golden Knights returned to middle Tennessee.  The multi-GRAMMY® and Dove-nominated trio took to the air together, rising to an altitude of around 12,500 feet above the earth and performed tandem jumps from their plane, falling at speeds in excess of 120 mph.

The siblings–Judy Martin Hess, Joyce Martin Sanders and Jonathan Martin–collectively known as The Martins, enjoyed smooth landings and found they were “still standing,” as they applauded the Army Golden Knights team and also announced their all-new studio recording entitled Still Standing (Gaither Music Group).

“One of the things that’s amazing to me is that we are still creating music that we love,” stated Joyce. “We are not tired of doing this; we love being together; and we still have the capability to communicate what we want to say and to see those things come together in a creative and inspiring way.  We are grateful to have recorded some good things in the past that we have loved singing. To still be able to record new music and be proud of it is exciting. It’s the same story…but a new chapter for us.”  

This new chapter, set to release worldwide on July 13th, showcases the soaring vocal stylings and impeccable blends that have transcended musical genres and garnered The Martins two GRAMMY® nominations and eight GMA DOVE Awards and made them a household name among Christian music enthusiasts.  Still Standing, produced by award-winning singer/musician/producer Gordon Mote, finds the group continuing to explore musically while maintaining the three-part harmonies that have taken them from the stages of Carnegie Hall to the White House.
“We have worked with Gordon for years–on stage, watching him do what he does,” described Joyce, “but working with him behind the board was completely different. He hears things we don’t hear—even the ‘Martin harmonies.’ We had to learn how to do those a little bit differently.  He would show us parts he wanted—still three parts and still tight, but he made them fresh and new.” 
“It’s always exciting to have something new to sing and new to say,” stated Judy.  “It doesn’t take away from the old, but it always feels good to be moving forward.”  
That “move forward” with Still Standing includes the uniquely-penned song “Beautiful,” written by Joyce, Kenna Turner West and Don Poythress.  “It was written from the perspective of me singing the first verse to Jonathan about Jonathan,” Joyce described. “Jonathan and I sing the second verse to Judy about her.  Judy sings the third verse to me about me.  We are singing it for other people but also to each other.  I knew that’s what I wanted to write, and I co-wrote it with Don and Kenna.  They understood my vision and helped me craft it perfectly.  It’s us singing our stories.  God has taken all of our valleys and turned them into something beautiful.  He is still using us.” 
“I think one of the reasons we are out here is to tell our story,” stated Judy.  “We want to let other people know that God is what they are looking for, whatever they are going through. He has the answers to all of our questions.  He has done so much for us. We are singing to each other about personal circumstances with the song ‘Beautiful.’  I’m so glad we recorded it. It’s not just a blanket statement. It’s our stories.” 
Jonathan’s story also seems to be captured with “Good,” a song written by Dave Barnes on which Jonathan is featured.  “God truly has been good to me,” he shared. “I am glad to have my children, my wife, my family and my sisters.  As I look at my life now as a husband, a son, father and brother, I can say that life has not always been easy; but it has been good. This song expresses what I’ve experienced better than I could have said it.   
“We need to be reminded that God’s hand has been in our lives in the twists and turns.  I think this recording will also remind listeners of that.  We want them to know that He uses everything for good and to develop the character of Christ in our lives.”  

The new recording follows the group’s recording A Cappella (Gaither Music Group), which received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album, debuted at #2 on the Southern Gospel chart and landed at #17 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Still Standing will be exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and will available in the general marketplace and at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, and

The new recording will air as part of a special TV offer on RFD-TV, TBN, Gaither Television Network, PBS, DISH TV, DirecTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.  It will be promoted via a social media campaign, positioned in retail/e-tail outlets everywhere, featured in the Gaither Catalog Collection and on the Gaither web site and aired on the “HOMECOMING Weekly” program on Sirius XM.

To see a video of The Martins during their skydive and hear the title song from the new release visit:

To keep up with the latest happenings with The Martins, visit, connect with them at or follow them on Twitter: @martinsonline

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Big News!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 12, 2018 – 1:16 pm -

Big News!

Big News!

Nashville, TN (April 12, 2018) Congratulations to award winning soloist and BMG General Manager Matt Felts, and his wife Jennifer, on the birth of Thomas James Felts. Thomas enters this world at 8 pounds 1 ounce, 21.5 inches on April 4th. Jennifer and “Tommy” are doing well. “We never dreamed we would have another child but God has blessed us beyond measure. As the Bible says, for this child I have prayed and God answered my prayer,” stated Matt Felts. “Our daughter Abby is already proving to be a great big sister,” added Matt.

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April 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 7, 2018 – 9:27 am -

April 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

April 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

This is the April 2018 edition of SGNScoops Magazine and we are thrilled to present the legendary Larnelle Harris as our cover feature. Craig Harris brings us this singer’s thoughts on his earliest influences, performing with the Gaither Vocal Band, and a life-changing time of crisis. This is a must-read.


Other unique features this month include Danielle Allen of the Allen Family, the Peyton Sisters from the Gaither series, teenage phenom Sam Cox, and a tribute to the late Hubert Cooke of the Singing Cookes by his friend, ReJeana Leethe. Don’t miss the Christian Country special on newcomer Taylon Hope by new writer, Jade Harrison.


All of this plus SGNScoops’ Top 100 and Christian Country Top 40, music and movie reviews, DJ Spotlight, special monthly articles and more.


Thanks so much for reading SGNScoops every month, making us one of the top-read magazines in Gospel music. If you want to read us in print form, you can subscribe to our monthly newspaper digest. Please ask for more information.


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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 6, 2018 – 5:34 pm -



People’s Tabernacle Church, 64 Airways Blvd, Savannah, TN will welcome, “PHIL CROSS & POET VOICES” on Sunday, April 15 at 6:00PM. After a brief sabbatical, Poet Voices Quartet has returned with leader, Phil Cross, a prolific songwriter of “When I Get Carried Away’, “I Am Redeemed”, “Champion of Love” and many more. Pastor Josh & Ashley Franks will also appear. For more information, go to or call 731-727-8242

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 4, 2018 – 8:55 am -



NASHVILLE, Tenn. -One of Christian music’s most popular recording artists will join the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Nashville list of tandem jumpers as the Army Golden Knights return to middle Tennessee April 10-13.

Multi-GRAMMY® and Dove-nominated recording artist The Martins, who hail from Hamburg, AR, will be among the jumpers this year. The jumps will be held each day at Outlaw Field in Clarksville, TN. Sisters, Judy Martin Hess, Joyce Martin Sanders and brother, Jonathan Martin, collectively known as The Martins, will be jumping on Wednesday, April 11. They’ll join the list of past tandem jumpers including: Darryl Worley, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler and members of Little Big Town.

“We have spent our entire lives together,” said Judy Martin Hess. “With only three years between us, we have always been close as siblings. While sharing a music career since we were children, we have literally accumulated a lifetime of memories. So it only makes perfect sense that we would jump out of an airplane together!”

Hess said she and her siblings were honored to be selected to be jumpers. They’ll be bringing many of their family members along with them to share in this special day. “The Golden Knights are a group of brave people who keep all of us safe every day by defending our country,” Hess shared. “We are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they make. Now we are putting our trust in them to give us an experience of a lifetime!”

“We’re excited to have one of the U.S. Army’s elite units back in the middle Tennessee area this year,” said Lt. Col. Kevin M. Polosky, commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Nashville. “Our event last year was quite successful, and we’re grateful to have another opportunity this year.” Polosky said jumpers were nominated by local Army recruiters. The jumpers are a diverse group of educators, entertainers, civic leaders and sports figures.

Last year, Christian performers Gary Chapman and Brandon Heath both jumped. They were so well-received the battalion reached out for a more traditional group. “We had initially hoped we could get one member of The Martins to jump,” Polosky said. “We quickly learned that The Martins are a package deal, and all three were willing to participate.”

Tandem jumpers are attached to an experienced Golden Knights’ jumper. The pair will exit the aircraft from up to one mile off the ground and then land on Clarksville’s Outlaw Field.

Jumps are made only after a bloc of training and time to familiarize with their jumper. Once tandem partners are fitted with their jump suits, they will board the aircraft. The tandem duos usually have a one-minute free fall before their parachutes are open. Upon landing, they are interviewed by Golden Knights’ personnel who will take video footage and still photographs of their jump.

Millions of people throughout the world come to see the Golden Knights each year at more than 100 demonstration sites across the nation and abroad. Demonstration teams can support events with two totally different shows staged at an altitude of 12,500 feet above the earth. Team members demonstrate the maneuverability of the human body while falling at speeds in excess of 120 mph.

United States Army Parachute Team was founded in 1959. By 1962, the team earned the nickname the “Golden Knights.” The color “Golden” signified the gold medals the team had won while “Knights” alluded to the team’s ambition to conquer the skies.

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 3, 2018 – 10:00 am -



PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.  – Today, NQC organizers announced exciting additions to the 2018 schedule.

The legendary Bill Gaither will once again bring the Gaither Vocal Band and the Gaither Homecoming Celebration to the annual event, held in Pigeon Forge, TN from September 23-29, 2018 at the LeConte Center. Always a crowd favorite, the Gaither Vocal Band will perform during the nightly concert on Thursday evening and the Gaither Homecoming Celebration will be presented during a special showcase on Thursday afternoon.
Organizers also announced a very special appearance by Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. Dr. Jeffress will speak at NQC during the afternoon on Wednesday. This marks the first appearance of Dr. Jeffress at NQC.
More than 40,000 people are expected to enjoy NQC in 2018. 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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The Talleys’ “Finest Hour” Available Now

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 2, 2018 – 9:05 am -

The Talleys' "Finest Hour" Available Now

The Talleys’ “Finest Hour” Available Now

Arden, NC.  –  Finest Hour” from one of Christian music’s most beloved music families, The Talleys, is now available for streaming and purchase wherever Christian music can be found. The new release from Horizon Records features the group’s radio single, “Look Up,”  which debuted at #42 on the Singing News chart.

The inspired album from the Christian music veterans will carry on the group’s legacy with songs like “Look Up,” “Joy,” “Death Was Arrested,” and “Begin Again God” from award-winning writers, including Lauren Talley herself.

When listening to “Finest Hour,” fans of the Talleys will experience everything from quiet prayerful moments to those of joyful exuberance, showing why the group counts so many #1 singles to their credit.

Stream or download “Finest Hour” HERE.

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