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Joy For The Journey Adds Marketing Director

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 26, 2016 – 10:37 pm -

Joy For The Journey Adds Marketing Director

Joy For The Journey Adds Marketing Director

(July 26, 2016) Joy For The Journey radio host Richard Hyssong, is thrilled to announce the addition of Matt Linton as the programs Marketing Director. Matt’s responsibilities will be to oversee the programs sponsorship inquiries, and help with the expansive growth of the program.

“We have seen such growth in the last year, that we felt as a team that we needed to bring Matt on board. His expertise in sales and marketing will help us grow to the next level. He has a background in sponsorship sales, and built a strong company which he sold a few years ago. We have received many emails and phone calls from businesses that want to sponsor the program, and we needed someone with Matt’s skills to handle this part of our ministry.” States Richard.

Over the last eight months Joy For The Journey has developed a strong following. The program can now be heard all of the world.

KNMG radio has announced that the program has tripled its listening audience since May 2016. WVSG out of W. Virginia has posted that Joy For The Journey is their number one show on their network.

Listeners of the program have also voted Richard Hyssong top 5 radio broadcaster in this year’s Diamond Awards.

Last week the program was added to the popular WPIL radio station in Heflin, Alabama. It will air each Saturday from 8 – 10 am as well as 10- 12 pm central.

To sponsor the program in your area, or to be a national sponsor call (832) 392-6076 or email

For more information, go to


Joy For The Journey Networks


-CJRI Fredericton, NB Canada – MONDAY 6-8 PM ATLANTIC






88.9 FM – Central Maine area 90.5 FM – Lincoln, ME area  97.1 FM – Sanford, ME area

100.7 FM – Bangor, ME area   91.7 FM – Ellsworth, ME area 100.7 FM – Benedicta, ME area

 -KNMG Radio Sundays 4- 6 pm

-WVSG Radio Tuesday’s 10: 30 am and 6:00pm; Wednesdays 6:00 pm; Thursdays 10:30 am and 6:00 pm.

-SOGR Radio Saturdays 2pm

– WPIL Heflin, Alabama Saturdays 8-10 am and 10-12pm

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GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band Is Better Than Ever…and Better Together

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 25, 2016 – 3:25 pm -

GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band Is Better Than Ever…and Better Together

GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band Is Better Than Ever…and Better Together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band is scheduled to release an all-new studio recording entitled Better Together (Gaither Music Group) on August 26th.

The quintet’s trend-setting harmonies breathe new life into gospel classics and American standards including “Working on a Building,” “Dig a Little Deeper,” “Didn’t It Rain,” “Led Out of Bondage” and more.  The newly-written title cut, penned by group founder and bass singer Bill Gaither, along with Reba Rambo-McGuire, Dony McGuire and Chip Davis, is a timeless anthem that celebrates the power of unity in an age of divisiveness.  Produced by Bill Gaither, group member and tenor David Phelps and Ben Isaacs (Jimmy Fortune, The Oak Ridge Boys), Better Together also features the group’s unique rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend,” a pop treasure previously performed by Carole King, James Taylor and others.
“This current line-up of voices is capable of doing about any style of music out there,” stated Gaither, “but we have stayed with the classics on this recording, and we are singing songs that have stood the test of time and will for many years to come.  And Gloria has done it once again.  She has created a moving lyric to the classical favorite ‘Aura Lee’ and it is very, very special.
“We have heard it said that our strength lies in our diversity.  But I’ve come to believe that our strength lies in coming together in spite of our differences.  I still believe that there is more that unites us than divides us, and I believe the songs on this recording celebrate the things that bring us together.
“Our nation’s motto, which is printed on our currency, is E pluribus unum, which means ‘out of many, one.’  This is something we believe in as a group.  We each bring our part to create beautiful harmony, and we are truly better together than we are individually.”
For over three decades Gaither has been bringing together some of the most well-respected gospel music vocalists, creating the benchmark tradition of the renowned Gaither Vocal Band.  Members David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Todd Suttles, Adam Crabb and Gaither continue the group’s streak of award-winning line-ups, showcasing intricate vocal arrangements and intimate blends with this new release.
Creating unity with diverse talent has become a lifelong trademark for Gaither, who is a six-time GRAMMY® Award winner and a 41-time Gospel Music Association DOVE Award winner. He has hosted one of the largest concert tours in the Christian music industry for over two decades, joining the hands of artists, old and young, bridging generational gaps and varying musical preferences.
Better Together comes on the heels of the group’s Sometimes It Takes a Mountain and Happy Rhythm DVD releases, which debuted at the #1 and #2 spots respectively on the Music Video Sales chart according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Gaither Vocal Band was awarded Southern Gospel Artist of the Year at the 2015 GMA DOVE Awards, and they were nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album at the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards.
The Hall of Famers are seen regularly on 17 different TV networks that carry the Gaither Gospel Hour weekly.  Songs from Better Together will air on PBS, RFD, TBN, DIRECTV, Gaither Television Network (DISH TV Channel 276), AT&T U-Verse, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and GaitherTV (available on the internet, Roku TV, Sony TV and Google TV).  The product campaign will also air in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.
Better Together will be featured in Homecoming Magazine, on and on the Gaither YouTube channel, which garners over 15 million views monthly.  The recording will be distributed through Capitol Christian Distribution and will be available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and
For a SNEAK PREVIEW of Better Together, visit:
For further information regarding the Gaither Vocal Band, please visit or connect on Facebook at or on Twitter: @gaithermusic.

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Isaacs Partner With New Day Christian Distributors for Release of Nature’s Symphony in 432

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 25, 2016 – 8:47 am -

The Isaacs Partner With New Day Christian Distributors for Release of Nature's Symphony in 432

The Isaacs Partner With New Day Christian Distributors for Release of Nature’s Symphony in 432

Hendersonville, TN  – Multi-award winning family group, The Isaacs, and their label, House of Isaacs Music, have partnered with New Day Christian Distributors on the release of their newest studio project, entitled Nature’s Symphony in 432: A Journey From Pain To Praise. The project, which is scheduled to release on September 2nd, will be available to the Christian marketplace exclusively through New Day, with marketing and label support provided by Daywind Records.

Nature’s Symphony in 432 has been a labor of love for the musical family, comprised of siblings Sonya, Ben and Becky, and their mother Lily.  Born out of a season of pain and struggle, each song is a personal testimony that speaks to the faithfulness of God and offers praise and rejoicing to the Lord through the trials of life. After much research and prayer, the group chose to record the project in 432 tuning, the frequency which most closely reflects the sounds found in nature, further setting this 15-song collection apart from other recorded albums.  Also of interest is that the executive producer on this record is none other than NFL Hall of Famer and sports commentator, Terry Bradshaw, who has a guest vocal appearance on the record.

Nature’s Symphony in 432 is not what we consider a typical Isaacs record,” the Isaacs share. “As the title itself indicates, it was recorded in a different tuning (432hz), one that we feel God led us to use. From the writing of the songs, to the recording process, to special guests, and now the release, we have prayed many prayers for the right doors to be opened. We knew, when the time was right, that God would lead us to the perfect partners to accomplish His will concerning it. Finally, that time has come and we are so excited that New Day Distributors will be presenting this album to the world! They have prayerfully begun this co-venture with us and we look forward to working together on this new project release.”

New Day’s Ed Leonard adds, “Our partnership with the Isaacs across our distribution and label platforms enables us to explore a new model for artists.  It all begins with the songs, and the Isaacs have crafted a magnificent work. We look forward to working closely with them to achieve their goals.”

The first single from Nature’s Symphony in 432, entitled ‘This Is The Year,’ is at Southern Gospel radio now.   The project will be available to the Christian marketplace exclusively through New Day Christian. Mainstream and digital distribution are being provided by Sony RED.

The Isaacs are a multi-award winning family group based out of Hendersonville, TN.  Drawing from bluegrass, country, contemporary Christian and southern gospel influences, infused with their signature acoustic instrumentation, the Isaacs’ unique sound and blended harmonies appeal to a wide range of audiences and has earned them notoriety in a variety of genres.  They have been featured artists on the Gaither Homecomings, as well as appearing on stages such as the Grand Ole Opry, Dove Awards, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards, ICMA (Inspirational Country Music Association) Awards, CMA Music Week, Carnegie Hall and professional sporting events across the country.

New Day Christian Distributors is a super distributor based in Hendersonville, TN. It provides one-stop access to the best products from major companies in Christian music, films, books, gifts, games, toys, apparel, and more. In addition, New Day brings fantastic offerings from its many exclusive relationships with independent companies, artists, and labels. For more information on New Day, visit

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LifeFM presents Abishai’s Homecoming Concert

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 22, 2016 – 11:13 pm -

LifeFM presents Abishai’s Homecoming Concert

LifeFM presents Abishai’s Homecoming Concert

The LifeFM presents Abishai’s Homecoming concert featuring the legendary Inspirations! The concert will take place Saturday, August 27 at 6:00 P. M at the Liberty Civic Auditorium in Liberty, South Carolina. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 for children 12 years old and under. For more information visit or call 877-700-8047.

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Adam’s Call Accepting Auditions

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 22, 2016 – 11:41 am -

Adam’s Call Accepting Auditions

Adam’s Call Accepting Auditions

Nashville. TN  Adam’s Call, one of the most dynamic new groups in Southern Gospel music, is scheduling auditions for the trio’s baritone position. Riley Dotson, who filled the position since January of 2015, left on July 1st to become a part of another ministry, relocating him to South Carolina. Riley writes “ This has been one of the very toughest decisions to make for myself, I have been amazed to see what God can do through His people, and what He has done through me. Thank you to Bobby and Melissa for giving me the opportunity to share my gifts with others. I love everyone associated with Adam’s Call, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for each of us through this transition.”

Owner and manager, Bobby Davenport said “We have been blessed to have Riley share in the ministry of Adam’s Call, he was such a great part of the ministry, and an even greater part of our family. Riley will be greatly missed, and we know that great things are in store for him as he continues to follow the plan that he feels God has for his life. While we are saddened by Riley’s departure we are excited to see who God places with the ministry to continue in the exciting work he has for us.”
Anyone interested in consideration of the position should send recent photo, bio, and audio clip or video to, along with availability for an audition.Adam’s Call can be reached by E-mail at or at 615-970-2507, or online at www.adamscall.comTo schedule Adams Call for your church or concert ministry event, contact the Adoration Agency; an affiliate of Michael Davis & Associates. Booking information can be obtained by calling 615-784-4793

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 22, 2016 – 7:46 am -


From Big Mo Ostrander: I sit awake tonight concerned because for some time now I’ve been dealing with a vocal problem that has plagued me for the last year or so.
My voice has gradually gotten weaker and weaker, often breaking when I sing, and has now reached the point that I cannot deny dealing with it any longer.
I’m finding it very difficult to sing the notes I need to sing without a real issue. In fact this past week, my voice failed me completely and would not allow me to sing at all.
Thank God I was in revival and could preach each night, but just simply could not sing the notes.
I fight allergies a lot so I went to the doctor today and got meds for that, but this is a much bigger issue than that.
So I’ve got an appointment with a specialist this coming week that will be able to look at my vocal cords and see what’s actually going on in there.
I humbly ask for you to help us pray that God will give me guidance and a healing touch to bring this problem to a close quickly!
Since I provide for my family, and sing for a living, this is a problem that I just can’t afford to have.
Please believe with me that the issue can be solved quickly so I can continue to fill the dates on our heavy schedule. Very much down time for a recovery would be devastating and we need God to intervene!
Thank you for listening. Please help us pray!
Thank you and God bless you!

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WPIL Announces Rebroadcast of Strictly Southern Show….

Written by scoopsnews on July 21, 2016 – 6:30 pm -


Heflin, Alabama -WPIL FM “Today’s Gospel Music”  Announces Rebroadcast of Strictly Southern Show. Due to the popularity of The Strictly Southern Show, hosted by Vonda Easley, it will rebroadcast at these times. On Friday, it will broadcast 9:00 am- 11:00 am and then again 9:00 pm-11:00 pm on Friday night.

Also, if you miss Friday, you will have the opportunity to tune in on Monday at 3:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Great things are happening at WPIL in Heflin, Alabama. You don’t want to miss the show tomorrow. Vonda will be giving away a prize every 15 minutes.

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Song Garden Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Allison Speer to the Garden!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 18, 2016 – 11:00 am -


Song Garden Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Allison Speer to the Garden!

Song Garden Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Allison Speer to the Garden!

Song Garden Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Allison Speer to the Garden!

Allison is an incredible talent with a rich history in gospel music.  Born in Kentucky, her first exposure to gospel music came at an Imperials concert.  That concert inspired her and started her on an incredible journey in gospel music.

She has shared the gospel everywhere from mega-churches such as First Baptist Atlanta, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, First Baptist Orlando, to small rural churches around the world.  She has been a featured artist for many Bible Study cruises with Dr. Charles Stanley and D. James Kennedy.

She has toured with The Gaither Vocal Band, The Gaither Trio, Mark Lowery, and Wayne Watson just to name a few.  She has been a guest soloist at the National Southern Baptist Convention, the Nazarene General Assembly, and numerous Praise Gatherings and Family Fest events hosted by Bill Gaither.

Allison had this to say about entering “The Garden”!

When I met the owners of Song Garden, Dale, Lynn, and Marilyn Keffer, I realized that we had a deep spiritual connection and purpose for making new disciples in Christ. I’m proud to work side by side with Gus Gaches and the Keffers, Godly people who are led by Christ.
Gus Gaches, Director of Song Garden Music Group states, “We are thrilled to have Allison joining us.  Her talents are incredible, her personality is infectious, and her heart is contagious!  She has an incredible desire to share the message of Christ in any and every way possible, and we love that about her.  I am honored to be working with both Allison and her husband Brian, and look forward to the many things God has in store for her their ministry.

You can learn more about Allison and her ministry at her website,

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Rick Schweinsberg On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 18, 2016 – 6:18 am -

Rick Schweinsberg On Gospel Music Today

Rick Schweinsberg On Gospel Music Today

Rick Schweinsberg of Daywind Records is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of July 17 and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is His Harmony, and Jean reviews new recordings by Sunday Drive and The Anchormen.  An article from SGN Scoops magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. In the News this week is Gold City, the Jim Brady Trio, Hope’s Journey and Les Beasley. The show features a Diamond Award nominated music video by The Whisnants, exclusive concert video of The New Dove Brothers, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Somerset, KY, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of The Calvarymen, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Broken Arrow, OK

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 Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website,

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Stellar Year For The Diamond Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 13, 2016 – 5:44 am -

Rob Patz of SGN Scoops

Rob Patz of SGN Scoops

I have not seen this many votes so soon in all my years of being involved in the Diamond Awards!
Wow, it’s going to be an exciting year.
Rob Patz

Have you voted for your favorites?

SGNScoops is proud to release the Top Five nominees for the 2016 Diamond Awards. Vote HERE The Diamond Awards will be presented on November 1st at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The Diamond Awards gala is a special time of honouring artists and industry personnel who give so much of their lives to this music we love. The evening is full of wonderful music, surprise guests and memorable moments, all made special through the MC talents of Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff.

Vote today for your favorite artist from the Top Five nominees Diamond-Awards-Facebook-copy 2at and make plans to attend the 2016 Diamond Awards ceremony as the best in today’s Gospel music are celebrated.

Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings great national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from October 31st through November 3rd. Be sure to reserve your tickets at and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Rooms are filling up fast so book your place today. Rates start as low as $182 per person (based on double occupancy.) For reservations call Rob at 360.933.0741 or contact Salina Clay at or by phone at 256.239.7716.

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of bracelets available, so please contact Rob today at 360.933.0741. This VIP bracelet will grant the wearer preferred seating at each concert including the 2016 Diamond Awards, special gifts and passes to backstage events, all for only $25. If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob at 360 933 0741 or for information on purchasing online go to

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