Jeff and Sheri Easter are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of August 28. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Justified Quartet, and Jean reviews new recordings by Jason Runnels and Saving Grace. An article from AbsolutelyGospel.com is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features exclusive concert video of The LeFefevre Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Del City, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of Karen Peck and New River, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Bristow, OK.
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(Nashville, TN)…Cana’s Voice got its fall/winter tour off to a roaring start with a powerful performance at Christ Church in Nashville this week. The trio played to an audience of music industry VIP’s that included Grammy Award winning CeCe Winans, country artist Buddy Jewell, band members of Signature Sound, and Walt Disney World’s Public Relations Manager Charles Stovall. With their incredible vocals, Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson, captivated the audience with their performances, testimonies and sharp wit. The three solo artists have blended seamlessly into a high-profile group that was honored with several standing ovations from the audience throughout the evening.
“Cana’s Voice is spectacular!,” says Winans. “Flawless talent and sincere hearts united as one.Very effective because I left their concert better than I came!”
Cana’s Voice performed songs from their new album, This Changes Everything that released in May, for the Nashville audience. The project debuted No. 1 on iTunes Christian/Gospel chart and SoundScan’s Inspirational chart, where it remains in the Top 10. At the same time, StowTown Records released “All My Reasons Are You” as the first CCM single, and the second single for the Inspirational radio stations. The song was co-written by the album’s producer, Wayne Haun and songwriter Joel Lindsey (“Orphans of God”, “Gather at the River”).
Following the Nashville concert, Cana’s Voice left for several upcoming California dates before heading back to the East coast for additional concerts and an appearance on Cornerstone TV Network’s “Real Life.” The next tour stops will include Norway and Sweden, followed by a Turning Point Event with Dr. David Jerimiah in Washington, DC.
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Charlie Waller is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of August 21 and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group The Craguns, and Jean reviews new recordings by Richie Rose and The Blankenships. An article from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. In the News this week is Matt Fouch, the Pine Ridge Boys and The Red Hen Label of Daywind Recording. The show features exclusive concert video of One Way Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Oxford, AL, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of Triumphant Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Bixby, OK.
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Ft. Worth, TX – Up-and-coming Gospel group, the Matt Jones Group, is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Sargent; officially expanding the Texas-based duo into a trio.
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Harriman, TN Southern Gospel trio, the Joyaires of Harriman, TN are pleased to announce that longtime vocalist Anna Brooks will be joining Ernie and Debbie Peters in full time service to the Lord. While the Joyaires have maintained a full time schedule for years, Anna has also held a full time job. This move will allow the Joyaires to expand their ministry, enhancing their ability to travel and minister across the country in concerts, revivals, camp meetings and other events.
Anna Brooks said “A lifelong dream of being full time in music ministry has finally come true and I am forever grateful that the Lord has made this possible. I’m looking forward to seeing many souls saved, and hearts touched.”
In welcoming Anna to this full time position, the Joyaires are inviting pastors, promoters and others in the industry to reach out and discuss supporting the group as they move forward in ministry.
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It is with bittersweet emotion that the Dixie Melody Boys announce the departure of Aaron Dishman. Dishman served as baritone and pianist for the legendary quartet for the last four years. Ed O’ Neal states, “Change is hard, but it’s obviously nothing new for me. Aaron is one of the finest young men to ever come through the Dixie Melody Boys and I couldn’t be prouder of the progress he’s made over the last few years. I hate to see him go, but am excited about his future and I wish him nothing but the best. Just another graduate of EOU!”
Auditions for the baritone position will begin August 15. Further applicants may contact the Dixie Melody Boys at 850-529-0790, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by messaging the Dixie Melody Boys Facebook page.
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Cana’s Voice Album “This Changes Everything” Consistently Staying Top 10 on Soundscan Inspirational ChartWritten by SGN Scoops Staff on August 10, 2016 – 9:43 am -
(Nashville, TN)… Cana’s Voice debut album, This Changes Everything, has remained Top 10 on Soundscan’s Inspirational Chart since its release 10 weeks ago on May 27. Upon the project’s release, it debuted No. 1 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Chart and remained there for three straight days, and also ranked No. 1 for two weeks on Soundscan’s Inspiration Chart. Due to the strong support of the record, StowTown Records has released “All My Reasons Are You” as the first single to the CCM market and the second single for the Inspirational radio stations. Co-written by the album’s producer, Wayne Haun and songwriter Joel Lindsey (“Orphans of God”, “Gather at the River”), the tune delivers lyrics praising the omnipotent God, You are the meaning of it all/you speak, and make the nations fall/You dance, and all creation moves with praise/You are faith, you are hope, you are light/You are grace.
Cana’s Voice will have a hectic tour schedule this fall and winter in support of This Changes Everything. An additional 17 dates have recently been added to the group’s busy calendar, which includes the kick-off concert in Nashville, Tenn. on Aug. 23, being the featured music guests for the Christian Television Network Telethon Sept. 27 and joining Dr. David Jeremiah’s Stand Up Tour in Washington, DC on Oct. 20. More upcoming events are the Southern Baptist Metro One Conference (2017), Gaither Homecoming videotaping and the Turning Point Ministries Alaskan cruise (2017).
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Welcome to the August edition of SGNScoops Magazine. We hope you will take a moment to pour some cold iced tea, sit in the shade and read our publication from cover to cover. Rob Patz writes Publisher’s Point at the beginning and I write the Editor’s Last Word at the end. You don’t want to miss it.
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Chapel Valley is pleased to welcome soloist Shane Mathis to its family of artists. Mathis will join Chapel Valley’s Sanctuary label as a solo artist and continue to work with Troy Burns Family as the group’s baritone singer. After six years in gospel music, at 19-years-old, Mathis will release his fifth project, and first with Chapel Valley, early 2017.
“I count it a blessing to join the Chapel Valley family of artists, and I look forward to all the mile markers our ministries will reach working together,” Mathis says. Shane Roark, Chapel Valley producer and co-owner, says it’s Mathis’ progressive sound that makes him stand out. “It is great to see another young man working in the Southern Gospel music industry,” Roark says. “A young artist like Shane is where the future of our industry music is, and I am looking forward to the great things that are to come with Shane and his work with the Chapel Valley family of artists.”
Mathis’ latest project, “A New New Story,” is available now and features much of his original work.
For more information about Mathis and his ministry visit ShaneMathisMusic.com or contact Gary Stripling, The Management Agency 904-745-9151.
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Nashville, Tennessee – Harmony Road TV will begin its fifth season this fall with significant changes to the program. These include a series of revolving hosts, along with a new logo, graphics and theme music. The program, now available to over 90 million homes nationwide, will continue to air current and classic gospel music videos and timely interviews. There is also a new production and promotions team in place.
Recently, host Les Butler and Technical Director Allan Rhodes have decided to pursue other opportunities. Allan will continue with Rhodes Media Center, providing professional video production services to clients in many industries, including gospel ministries. Les will concentrate on Butler Music Group, and associated businesses, working with many southern gospel artists, helping further their ministries. Harmony Road TV Executive Producer, Roger Spears said “I wish both Allan and Les well in their endeavors, and know you will be seeing much more from both of them in the future, as they continue to use their talents to spread the Gospel. I appreciate their dedication and friendship over these past few years”.
With every unexpected change, comes unique opportunity. Beginning this fall, viewers will see an exciting and updated version of Harmony Road TV.
Spears recently teamed up with Rob Patz, and the team at SGNScoops.com. to insure growth and innovation as the program moves forward. This group of professionals provides many years of television, production and publicity experience, in both secular and Christian media. The new Harmony Road TV Technical Producer, handling the camerawork and editing, is Rob Walls of Varnish Films. When asked about the program, Rob Patz said, “Television is a fantastic way to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world and I’m excited that it I have the opportunity to work with Rob Walls and Roger Spears on Harmony Road TV”. Other professionals supporting Harmony Road TV also include webmaster Danny Joines, and the experts at TS-Promotions and Publicity.
The most noticeable change in the program will include a revolving series of hosts. Recently, Harmony Road TV produced several new programs which are scheduled to begin airing in the fall. Spears said “We were able to work with some exciting and entertaining individuals and groups from various areas of gospel music. These include top songwriters, solo artists, groups, a media executive, and an inspirational speaker. We look forward to sharing these new episodes with our viewers.” The programs were shot at the Mansion Studios in Franklin, TN as well as Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, TN.
For more information, email email@example.com. You can keep up with the program at www.harmonyroadtv.com or at Harmony Road TV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Harmony Road TV is available on networks including The Heartland Network, NRBTV, WalkTV and others. Stations carrying the program include WATC57 in Atlanta, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, WMJN29 in Huntsville, NBC39 in Jackson, TN, WGNM in Macon, GA and more. The program is also available online, on DirecTV, and a mobile app
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