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November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 16, 2019 – 12:10 pm -

November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

We are happy to present the November 2019 issue of SGNScoops Magazine. We hope you will enjoy the mix of artists that we are presenting to you this month, from Southern Gospel, to Christian Country, to Bluegrass Gospel music. This month, there is something for everyone.

The Troy Burns Family graces our cover this month, and we are thrilled to have the recipient of the Dr Jerry Goff Honors Award for 2019, Troy Burns, featured in this issue. Justin Gilmore brings us a delightful look at the Burns family.
More great gospel music families are featured, including the Hoppers and the Sheltons, as well as Jordy Hinson of the Hinson Family. We hope you will enjoy our look at Bonita Eileen, Allen Bibey, and the Vernon Alabama Gospel Music Weekend. We also have news and pictures from Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the 2019 Diamond Award winners.
All this and more, including radio charts, CD reviews, the DJ spotlight, the Publisher’s Point, and the Editor’s Last Word.
As you read through the pages of this magazine, many of you will be preparing to start the holiday season with some family time. We hope that your family takes time to thank our Heavenly Father for all of his good gifts. And we hope that you are a member of his Family. If not, why not draw closer to him today? Write lorraine@sgnscoops.com with all of your comments and questions. Thank you for reading SGNScoops Magazine.
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HighRoad Releases Highly-Anticipated Debut Album on New Day Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 16, 2019 – 8:39 am -

HighRoad Releases Highly-Anticipated Debut Album on New Day Records

HighRoad Releases Highly-Anticipated Debut Album on New Day Records

NASHVILLE, TN  —  Produced by multiple Grammy® nominee, Ben Isaacs, the debut self-titled album by HighRoad released today, packed full of beautifully written  songs sure to lift listeners’ spirits. HighRoad, 2018’s Singing News New Artist of the Year features Sarah Davidson (vocals and piano), Kristen Bearfield (mandolin, guitar, banjo, and vocals), Kinsey Rose (guitar and vocals), and Lauren Conklin (fiddle). This tremendously talented quartet, whose members have toured with George Jones and Mark Wills and backed up Jimmy Fortune and Bradley Walker on Gaither Homecoming videos, has certainly delivered their best album to date.

HighRoad is jam-packed with hit songs, from the Ralph Stanley classic “Two Coats” and Thomas Dorsey-penned standard “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” to future fan-favorites co-written by group members Davison, Rose, Bearfield, and Conklin, along with some of today’s greatest composers including Michael Farren, Tony Wood, Kenna West, Devin McGlamery, and Nathan Woodard. Farren and Wood combined with Davidson to bring us “Nothing At All,” HighRoad’s first radio single off the album.

A cut that may well become the group’s theme song is “High Road,” written by Pete Sallis and Tia Sillers.  This is a triple-rarity of sorts, which may prompt fans to beg radio to play “High Road” by HighRoad from HighRoad.  The song has an incredibly uplifting feel, expressing perfectly the joy these gifted ladies bring to their ministry and this album.

The new album arrives on the heels of HighRoad’s recent crossover success in the bluegrass genre. The band’s 2019 single, “Heaven’s Back Yard,” from the hit bluegrass album Gonna Sing Gonna Shout reached the coveted #1 position on the Singing News National Bluegrass Gospel chart.  The album features HighRoad, along with Claire Lynch, the Cox Family, Marty Raybon, and many others.

With a packed national schedule and a brand new album to tour, don’t miss the chance to see HighRoad in a city near you in the coming months.  It is a musical and inspirational experience.  For more information on HighRoad, visit highroadmusic.com.  The new album is available at a retailer near you and on all major digital subscription platforms.


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Master’s Voice finds ‘Solace’ in God’s word on latest album

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 15, 2019 – 8:44 am -

Master's Voice finds 'Solace' in God's word on latest album

Master’s Voice finds ‘Solace’
in God’s word on latest album

Arden, North Carolina  — Master’s Voice is finding comfort in God’s promises on Solace, their upcoming release from Sonlite Records, to be released January 10, 2020. Solace, now available for pre-order, recognizes there will be life after death, and therefore it isn’t something to be feared.

With powerful and moving moments, Master’s Voice brings hope to the weary and finds peace in the gospel.

Solace begins with “Let Us Not Grow Weary,” a song about keeping a positive attitude and spreading God’s word, even when the world is a difficult place.

It’s followed by “He’s Coming Back,” the first radio single, detailing Christ’s return to Earth. T.J. Evans, singing lead, shares that day will be joyful for those headed to their eternal home.

“Why should I worry with the sinful world / I’m getting ready to leave / He’s coming back, I’m going home / Soon I’m gonna see the face of the one I’ve waited for so long.”

Solace has quiet reverent moments with “The Things Only God Can Do,” featuring Ricky Capps marveling at God’s power and the miracles only He can accomplish, and “Pray Through Me,” describing how hopelessness can be turned over to the Holy Spirit.

Songs like “Because I Said So” and “Took It All Away” — which features David Folenius — remind us to trust in God’s plan as He’s given us all we need to live and thrive before reaching eternal life.

In “At Home,” featuring Jerry Pilgrim, Master’s Voice tells of learning about Heaven and all the wonders it will hold. “Five Minutes” reminds that diligently living as a follower of Christ will allow you to reach that promised land, and the haunting “Thinking Outside The Grave” serves as a warning to not be shortsighted and to remember life continues after death.

Other tracks include “This Same Jesus,” “Peace Like A River,” and “Last Of The Last Days.”

As a collection, Solace is a statement of being at peace with God’s plan for all life and a reminder of the glories Heaven promises after death.

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The Lefevre Quartet Announces Two New Members

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 11, 2019 – 3:00 pm -

The Lefevre Quartet Announces Two New Members

The Lefevre Quartet Announces Two New Members

The LeFevre Quartet is excited to announce two new members to the group’s lineup. Mike and Jordan LeFevre welcome Jay Parrack as their new tenor singer and Will Lane as their new bass singer. Parrack’s roots run deep in the Southern Gospel genre. Jay sang tenor with Gold City for over ten years and left the road at the top of his game after being voted the Singing News Favorite Young Artist five times and Favorite Tenor twice at the Singing News Fan Awards. Jay’s father, Johnny Parrack was a featured singer with Kingsmen Quartet for most of his career. Lane’s phenomenal bass singing has been a staple in the gospel circuit for over a decade.

The duo replaces Jeremy Peace and Keith Plott in the group, and both will be missed. “Jeremy Peace and Keith Plott have both been valuable parts of the LeFevre Quartet for the last several years. Jordan and I will always cherish their contributions to our ministry as well as their friendship,” says Mike LeFevre. “However, change is inevitable, and we are thrilled to announce that Jay Parrack and Will Lane will be joining the LeFevre Quartet.”

The group continues its highly successful relationship with New Day Records, a division of Daywind Music Group. “We are excited to work with the LeFevre Quartet’s new lineup on upcoming music to release in 2020,” says Scott Godsey, Vice President and Director of A&R for New Day Records.

New Day Records is a division of Daywind Music Group and home to the Lefevre Quartet, Tim Menzies, HighRoad, Griffith Family, and The Sound. The label is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, covering all major physical and digital outlets.


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DOMINION AGENCY ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW DUO AS TIMOTHY AND HOSANNA NOBLE TIE THE KNOT

Written by Staff on August 16, 2019 – 1:59 pm -

DOMINION AGENCY ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW DUO AS TIMOTHY AND HOSANNA NOBLE TIE THE KNOT

TIMOTHY AND HOSANNA NOBLE

Waynesville, NC – Dominion Agency has been proud to represent Timothy Noble for some time now, and we invite you to join us in congratulating he and Hosanna (Plath) Noble on their recent marriage! With this union, Timothy and Hosanna have also launched an incredibly dynamic duo ministry.

The couple met at National Quartet Convention in 2016, were engaged in the summer of 2018 and married on June 29, 2019. They performed together at National Quartet Convention in 2018, Timothy on the piano, singing and playing while Hosanna played the violin and won the hearts of the crowd and judges alike, earning them a trip to the main stage that evening. 

Timothy began playing piano at the tender age of three. The hymns he heard in church were his first choice of music, and by six years old, he was taking piano lessons and singing along as he played. He was only ten years old when he started traveling and performing with his family. His recording studio, Noble Sound Recording, is where he produces not only his own albums, but tracks and CD’s for other artists, as well.

Like her husband, Hosanna started music lessons at a very young age. At just five years old, she began taking music lessons. The violin is her instrument-of-choice. She has attended the Stamps-Baxter School of Music, studying voice under the guidance of Allison Speer. Hosanna traveled with her family, The Plath Family, for five years prior to her marriage to Timothy.

God has blessed this couple with not only an adoration for Him, but a desire to serve Him through their music ministry, bringing honor and glory to His name in all that they do.

Visit our website to learn more about this talented young couple HERE

To book this duo at your church or special event, contact Michael Davis at: (828) 454-5900.

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Gospel Music Weekend Slated for Ohio

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 15, 2019 – 8:03 am -

Gospel Music Weekend Slated for Ohio

Gospel Music Weekend Slated for Ohio

Rob Patz and Coastal Events are excited to announce that Gospel Music Weekend—Ohio is coming to Mansfield, Ohio, July 16-18, 2020.

Situated midway between Columbus and Cleveland and in the foothills of the Allegheny Plateau off of I-71, Mansfield will play host to one of several Gospel Music Weekend events planned for 2020 and 2021. As part of this grassroots movement, Patz is strategically beginning these events to feature mostly regional artists. “I want to see gospel music grow, and I believe that the way to do that is at the local level. Ohio has welcomed us with open arms, and we already have several exciting things planned for Gospel Music Weekend Ohio.”

The three day event will include concerts on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings as well as daytime showcases, workshops, special events, and Midnight Prayer. Some of the artists appearing from the Great Lakes Region are the hometown group, Diamond Award winning Gloryway Quartet, Ohio-based artists Ezekiel’s Call, The Bobby Jones Family, New Promise, Kristen Stanton, and Diamond Award nominees Justified Quartet and Matchless Grace from Michigan. Gospel Music Weekend Ohio will also be showcasing other talent from Michigan,
Indiana, and Ohio and introducing artists from outside the region to the state of Ohio.

In your visit to Mansfield, be sure to take the time in between concerts to check out the Richland Carrousel Park, featuring 52 hand-carved figures or Malabar Farm State Park, a 900-acre estate of Pulitzer Prize winner Louis Bromfield and the location of the nuptials of Hollywood icons Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. If you’re feeling really brave, schedule your tour of the Ohio State Reformatory which has made appearances in Hollywood movies The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One, and Tango & Cash.

If you are an artist wishing to participate in Gospel Music Weekend or if you are a fan and
would like more information, please send an email to events@sgnscoops.com.
Gospel Music Weekend events are anchored by Creekside, coming up October 27-31, 2019,
in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. To secure your hotel room, please call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

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August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 12, 2019 – 8:01 pm -

August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy August and welcome to our hot summer edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Thank you for joining us. We hope you take a moment to sit in the shade, kick back, and read some great features.

Most of you know that we lost a great Southern gospel personality in July. Dr. Jerry Goff was known by many and also a friend to many. He and his wife, Jan, have directly involved with our Diamond Awards annual presentations for many years. We have dedicated a large portion of this issue to salute a great man. Charlie Griffin has provided a biography of Dr. Goff’s life and many artists have shared their memories.
Also featured are Scott Brand of Gold City by Jimmy Reno, Jim Britton of the Britton Family by Les Butler, and Josh and Ashley Franks by Robert York. Bill Dykes talks to Dr. Neal Weaver and John Herndon showcases the Noblemen Quartet. For those wondering what happened to Dale Brock of Poet Voices, Craig Harris shares his interview with this artist.
Don’t miss Vonda Armstrong’s D.J. Spotlight or Randall Hamm’s CD reviews. All this plus radio charts, Coastal Events Update, the Publisher’s Point and the Editor’s Last Word.
We hope you don’t miss one article in this jam-packed issue, but more importantly, we pray you don’t miss the heartbeat within every feature and artist. We all desire that you sense the love of Jesus and his encouragement today. Allow him to lift your spirit and refresh your soul.
If you have any questions or comments, please write to the editor at lorraine@sgnscoops.com. We would love to hear from you.
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Please Pray For Daniel Riley

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 26, 2019 – 8:07 am -

Please Pray For Daniel Riley

Please Pray For Daniel Riley

Gold City and the Riley Family request your prayers for Daniel Riley, who suffered a fall off a ladder at his home on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. His injuries included a broken left ankle and a broken left wrist. Due to the severity of his injuries, he requires surgical repair of both joints, which is taking place today, July 26, around noon. Daniel will be recuperating at home and plans to return to the road as soon as medically possible. In the meantime, Gold City will be fulfilling all of their scheduled dates as planned. Daniel would like to thank everyone for their prayers as well as for supporting the group during his absence.


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Joy Holden Releases New EP, Covered

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 23, 2019 – 8:20 am -

Joy Holden Releases New EP, Covered

Joy Holden Releases New EP, Covered

Spartanburg, SC – Christian singer and musician, Joy Holden, has announced the release of a new EP entitled Covered.  This project features some of the industry’s most recognized gospel songs, and is so named because it is a mix of “cover” songs. More importantly, she chose this name because it denotes that we are covered by the blood of Jesus. MCR Music stated, “What a fun project and what a joy to hear. Joy leaned into her soulful voice on this record.” Covered features gospel favorites Through The Fire, I Must Tell Jesus, Oh Happy Day, and others.

Joy has also announced her upcoming appearance at the Annual Harvest Festival at Dollywood on October 26 and 27, for 3 shows a day.  This will be her second appearance at the popular event, held every Fall at the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Joy will be appearing with her two full time background vocalists, Shana Parris and Lisa Pruitt, alongside some top industry musicians.

Of the event Joy said “It was the ministry highlight of 2018!  Hopefully we encouraged some folks to turn to Jesus, and we were so blessed by the stories the audience members shared with us after each show.”

Joy Holden, an experienced music veteran is bringing her talent and expertise to the Southern Gospel arena. She has been described as a fresh modern sound in Christian music. Pure, rich and soulful, her music inspires through both song and story. She surrounds herself with some of the finest musicians on the scene today, giving her an added performance edge during her live shows.

In other exciting news, Joy’s newest release “Under Water” has reached the number 67 spot in the Singing News Top 80 charts for August. This is a huge achievement for the relative newcomer, and shows her growing popularity and accomplishment as a Christian artist.

To purchase As Long As You Breathe go to: https://joyholden.com/store/


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CLEARVISION QUARTET ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 15, 2019 – 8:55 am -

CLEARVISION QUARTET ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE

CLEARVISION QUARTET ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE

Oxford, AL  – It is with deep sadness that we announce the departure of Baritone Vocalist Chris Fugatt. Chris joined Clearvision in June of 2018.

Group Manager Steve Dover states, “Chris notified me recently of his desire to come off the road. Ongoing health concerns were making it harder for him to travel and keep our schedule. Chris reluctantly felt it was time to step aside and his resignation was accepted without dispute.” Dover added, “Chris has been a joy to travel with. We knew when we were looking for someone that we needed a vocalist who could hit the ground running. Chris came to us with 30+ years of experience with his family group and he fit right into our family as well. His personality was a perfect match and his vocal abilities were unequaled in all the ones we auditioned. While I hate to see him go I totally understand the toll traveling has put on him. Thankfully, during our down-time, he has been able to become more active in his local church and I support that completely. He and Tina are getting married in October and we wish them all the best. He will be missed but will always be a huge part of the Clearvision family.”

When asked about his time with Clearvision, Chris stated “I have some great memories and have had the greatest time getting to share the stage with 3 awesome guys. These guys are some of the best friends anyone could have. I hope whoever fills the position can feel the love we have felt.”

Clearvision will begin accepting applications immediately for this opening. Anyone interested in being considered for this position must submit an email to steve.cvq@gmail.com. The email should consist of a brief bio along with an mp3 clip to be considered. A YouTube link to a recent performance will also be considered. You must be a born-again Christian, be able to sing and hear parts. You must be able to practice weekly and live within a reasonable commute to Oxford, AL. We currently travel 40+ weekends a year. No phone calls or private messages please.

Chris will travel with Clearvision through the month of August. Please remain in prayer for Chris, his family, and Clearvision. God Bless.

 

Steve Dover, Manager
Clearvision Quartet
steve.cvq@gmail.com


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