Arden, NC Sonlite Records, an imprint of Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing is excited to announce a contract extension with Bristow, OK based quartet Master’s Voice.
Chris White, head of Sonlite Records states: “We are thrilled to re-sign Master’s Voice to an extension on their recording agreement. This record is very representative of their width in style and versatility. I personally love the recording, and I truly believe new fans will get on board the Master’s Voice train joining the many fans they already have.”
Ricky Capps, owner and tenor of Master’s Voice adds: “Master’s Voice is honored and very excited to sign an extension with Sonlite Records and the Crossroads family. Sonlite Records is the gold standard in Christian music, and we believe wholeheartedly it’s exactly where God wants us to be. The integrity and pursuit of excellence that have been staples in the label’s rich history has been a perfect marriage with our style and passion. The evidence can be heard in our brand new record, “Walk Worthy.” The song selection, vocals, and production values on this CD will be a benchmark for us and something our listeners will always remember. Thank you Lord for allowing us to work with the best team in the industry!”
The new Master’s Voice album Walk Worthy releases July 14, 2017 and found wherever great Christian music is sold.
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Gadsden, Alabama – Exodus, the fast rising Southern Gospel group, is preparing to host “A Night of Praise, an Anniversary Celebration,” on Saturday, April 29th, at the Church at Wills Creek (formerly Crosspoint,) in their hometown, Gadsden, Alabama. The event, which celebrates the fifth anniversary of the ministry of Exodus, will begin at 6:00 pm. The concert will feature long time favorites The Inspirations, Barry Rowland and Deliverance, the Troy Burns Family, host group, Exodus, and emcee, Pat Barker.
As a thank you gift to the community for its support over the past five years, admission to “A Night of Praise” is free. A love offering will be accepted to support the ministries of the groups that are participating.
The Inspirations are no stranger to the area, and have been a part of some of the largest concerts in Gadsden throughout the years. Troy Burns, of the Troy Burns Family was a founding member of the Inspirations and sang and toured with them for over 30 years.
Emcee Pat Barker, a native of the area, is well known as a former member of the Dixie Echoes, and the Mark Trammel Quartet. He is currently a member of the Second Half Quartet, as well as a popular soloist. Barry Rowland and Deliverance is a fan favorite everywhere they perform. Host group, Exodus has quickly became known as one of gospel’s fast rising groups with charting songs, a new CD project, high profile events and TV appearances.
For friends coming from out of town, discount hotel rooms (only $79.00 per night, plus tax) are available by calling Comfort Suites at (256) 538-5770 and mentioning the Night of Praise. More information can be found at www.exodus-southerngospel.com or by calling (256) 312-5639.
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Nashville, TN – Grammy winner Jason Crabb continues to inspire and teach young children through the incredibly popular Jase® children’s book series. With the release of the latest book, The 6th “Be Attitude,” the journey continues through the ten commandments told through the adventures of “Jase® the Crabb,” an adorable friend to all children.
In this dreamland adventure, Jase® meets Ranjeet, a boy from the Far East who feels out of place in an English-speaking nation. From Jase®, he learns that God loves our uniqueness and when he and Jase® hear the Sermon on the Mount, Ranjeet learns the power of having a pure heart.
The Jase® Series has become extremely popular with Jason Crabb’s youngest fans. “Every night, children and their parents and grandparents tell me just how much Jase® means to them,” Crabb comments. “Children enjoy the stories and feel connected to Jase® and his friends through the adventures he takes. I am so excited to release book six!”
The name of the character, Jase®, holds a special meaning to Crabb. Derived from the initials of his immediate family – J(ason) A(shleigh) S(hellye) E(mma) – the name is also what his late Grandfather would call him. “I would visit my grandfather in the summer months and help him around the farm. I can’t even remember how many times I heard him call out to me – “JASE, come on over here and help me out!” – it just seemed like a natural fit and a way to honor my grandfather.”
In addition to the ten-book series, children, parents and teachers can log on to www.JaseCrabb.com where they can print off curriculum, coloring pages, certificates of completion, learn about Jase® University and comment on the books. Along with Crabb, a team comprising of Donna Scuderi and Philip & Tina Morris played an integral role in contributing to the overall foundation and direction of the book series.
Award-winning illustrator Anita DuFalla’s vibrant visuals display the heart and soul of Jase® the Crabb and his friends. Anita’s clients include McGraw-Hill, Harcourt (Brace), Benchmark Education Company, and the Washington Post among others. “When I saw Anita’s work and witnessed her heart for this, I knew God had brought the right person to this project,” shares Crabb. “Her creativity and talent have brought my little buddy, Jase®, to life!”
The entire Jase® Series is available at JaseCrabb.com and at your local Christian bookstore through New Day Christian Distributors.
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Breakout Artist Jason Davidson: Ministry doors opening
Jason Davidson has been building momentum as a soloist, catching the eyes and ears of the Gospel music community. Last fall Jason appeared on the main stage of the American Gospel Celebration along with artists such as Jason Crabb, Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and Diamond Rio. His latest radio single, “He Came Searching For Me,” debuted at # 55 on the Singing News chart.
Jason also received the news that he has been selected to perform at Dollywood this year for their Southern Gospel Harvest Celebration. This will be the first time performing at one of Southern Gospel’s premier events.
To watch Jason’s video series, go to sgnscoops.com
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Edgewood, TX – The Erwins have a brand new member to add to the family. Kody & Cayla Erwin are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Laney Brooke on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:35 PM. Baby Laney came in at a healthy 7 lbs., 11 oz. and 20 1/2″ long. The family is resting and enjoying the new addition at home. This is the first child for Kody and Cayla.
“Kayla and I are thankful and praise God for a healthy baby girl,” states Kody. “We can’t wait for you all to meet her!”
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Nashville, TN Award winning Southern Gospel artist Matt Felts has announced that he is launching a solo ministry. Known for his years with groups such as the Dixie Melody Boys, Lesters, and others, Felts is excited about this new ministry. “I was blessed to travel many years with some incredible people, but when I came off the road a year ago, God laid a new calling on my heart relating to my music. Many people know some of the trials that our family has experienced. Through those tough times, God crafted a testimony that I feel led to share,” stated Felts.
Matt Felts will be releasing his first solo project, Based On A True Story, June 1. The project was produced by award winning producer Les Butler and includes new songs from writers such as Marty Funderburk, Kenna West, Joseph Habedank, Sue C. Smith, and many more. The album offers a glimpse into Matt’s heart and life with a unique collection of songs that tells his testimony. “Since this is my first solo recording, I wanted this album to tell my story – why I sing and what matters to me. I approached it completely different than I would have normally. This album tells my daughter’s testimony through some incredible songs. Each of these songs means so much to me,” added Felts. The album features some of Southern Gospel’s top artists as guests. More announcements will be released soon.
Felts has been actively involved in Gospel music both an artist and as an industry leader on the business side, serving as General Manager of Butler Music Group for the last year. Felts will remain with Butler Music Group as he adds this new ministry to his schedule. “I’m not going anywhere. If you know me, you know I love marketing and business as much as I love singing. God has truly blessed me to be able to do both,” stated Matt. When I came on board with Butler Music Group, Les encouraged me to keep singing. There’s no way I could do this without his support,” added Matt. Butler said, “When God gives you a song, you can’t help but to sing it! Everyone in my company is bi-vocational – make that tri-vocational. One thing about Matt and everyone at BMG, we may wear out, but we’ll never rust out!”
The industry has also shown overwhelming support for this new path. “Matt has always been one of my favorite brothers in the ministry. His deep, abiding desire to lead people into a life that includes a righteous relationship with Christ is his primary goal when he brings music to a venue. Matt longs to introduce people to the Jesus of scripture; therefore, he studies the Word. You will not find an artist more passionate about growing the Kingdom of God,” stated Allison Durham Speer. Ernie Haase added, “I’ve known Matt for years, and I’ve always enjoyed his warm personality. It’s that warm personality that brings brilliance to his singing. You will enjoy him. I know I do!”
Matt Felts is currently booking his limited tour schedule that will take him across the country and back in front of fans and friends he has made over the years. Plans are in the works now for Matt to tour with several top groups in Gospel music. To book Matt Felts or to see where he will be near you, go to www.mattfelts.com or follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/mattfeltsmusic.
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The Group Alliance is conducting open auditions for the tenor position. Alliance is a part-time group that began in 2006. The group is based in Hayden, Al. just north of Birmingham. We look forward to the opportunities God has in store for the group.
Please contact Jeff Smith at 256-673-1032
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(Coastal Ridge Communications) Orlando FL – Recently the trio known as Georgia, celebrated their recent radio success with friend and songwriter Dr. Pope. Georgia has been in Southern Gospel Music for over 40 years and is starting to see a resurgence on the charts. Over the last thirteen months, the group, which consists of Terry Dale, David Presley and Reggie Smallwood, has had three consecutive top 40 hit singles.
Terry Dale, owner and tenor singer, states, “We feel blessed that radio has embraced our music. My good friend and prolific songwriter, Dr. Pope, has written some great songs that we have been so thankful to be able to record and release nationally. Our group wants to thank him for all that he means to us.”
The group’s recent single, Do You Know Him, written by Dr. Pope, has been climbing the charts. “I just want to write songs that make a difference in people’s lives. I’ve had success in the secular world, but I have felt the Lord telling me to use my talents for Him”, adds Dr. Pope.
For more information on Georgia go to www.georgiagospeltrio.com
To schedule interviews with this trio, email their radio promoter, Richard Hyssong, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Welcome to the March edition of SGNScoops Magazine! We are happy to be able to present the popular Whisnants as our cover artists and we know you will enjoy Justin Gilmore’s feature on this band this month. Other exciting articles include John Bowman, Jordan LeFevre, The Chandlers, 2nd Generation, Heaven Bound, the ICGMA and a review on the latest Gaither videos.
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For more than 20 years, Victoria Shirey Bowlin was an integral part of her family music ministry The Shireys. Now she steps from the shadows of her family into a new musical outreach along with her husband Aaron!
Victoria has recently completed her debut album “You See Beauty” with producer Shane Roark for Chapel Valley. Label chief Roark stated “Victoria is an amazing lady and an outstanding talent! It was a joy to work with her and her husband Aaron on this new recording”.
Mrs. Bowlin shared “I am so excited about working with Chapel Valley! Aaron and I are looking forward to great things in the next few months!”
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