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Glory Bound Jubilee Television Show Renamed Sneed Family Music

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 26, 2015 – 11:28 pm -

Sneed Family

Sneed Family

Glasgow, KY  In early 2008 The Sneed Family launched a brand new Christian Television Show called Glory Bound Jubilee which is currently viewed in over 1 million homes each week. The Glory Bound Jubilee is a brand of The Sneed Family. They minister weekly in venues and churches across the country sharing many of the testimonies of our Christian faith. The show also brings the faces of Gospel music into the homes of believers and non-believers alike. The Sneed Family believes this show is a part of the Great Commission.

Jeff Sneed stated, “As the show continues to launch into new networks and branching out we were finding that a lot of shows have similar names so we wanted the show to be identified as Sneed Family Music. The name change will allow the show more personalization and to stand out for more viewers.”

The television show not only showcases Sneed Family Music but features nationally known groups, as well as vintage Southern Gospel Music footage preserving our heritage. What has made the show a favorite is a segment featured in every program called ‘Telling The Story’.  This segment of the program features an invitation for Christians to share their personal experience of Salvation. ‘Telling the Story’ continues to receive phenomenal responses from viewers as a favorite.

In other news The Sneed Family has recently received a Fan Favorite nomination for the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards, held annually at the River of Life church in Smyrna, TN. The Award Celebration will be held April 14, 2015.

To learn more about the Sneed Family you can go to http://www.sneedfamily.com or https://www.facebook.com/sneedfamily .

To book the Sneed Family contact by E-mail a sneedfamilyoffice@yahoo.com or call the Sneed Office at 270-678-3575.


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Please Pray For Carroll McGruder

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 26, 2015 – 9:18 am -

Carroll McGruder

Carroll McGruder

Following a week of tests, Carroll McGruder’s medical team has determined that he has lymphoma throughout his body. He has also been diagnosed with two broken vertebrae and a broken hip. Chemotherapy and radiation will begin immediately. His medical team is a group of highly respected and skilled surgeons and oncologists. By faith we anticipate a full recovery for Carroll! He, his wife Sharon and their children are so thankful for the prayers and outpouring of love to their family. We ask that you respect their privacy and Carroll’s need to protect his immune system during this treatment process.

We appreciate your prayers, love and support for the McGruders!


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Gospel Music Today For January 26 On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 25, 2015 – 11:13 pm -

Gospel Music Today For January 26th

Gospel Music Today For January 26th

Ben Harris and Alan Brewster of Southern Sound are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of January 26. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Georgia, and Jean reviews  new recordings by New Revival and Tribute Quartet.  An article from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features exclusive video of Southern Sound, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Nashville, TN, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Dixie Echoes at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, 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 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, http://www.gospelmusictoday.com/


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The Lesters Honored By City Of St. Louis

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 25, 2015 – 12:51 pm -

Lesters

Lesters

St.Louis’ First Family of Gospel Music, The Lesters, were recently honored by the city of St. Louis, Missouri. The legendary group entered into their 90th continuous year as a group on January 1st and the city of St. Louis has taken notice. Mayor Francis Slay honored the group by declaring January 1, 2015 as “The Lesters Day” in the city of St. Louis and presented Brian Lester, Jon Lester and Matt Felts each with a proclamation. “The Lesters have played a huge role in the cultural history of St. Louis and we congratulate them on this historic occasion.” said Mayor Slay. The Lesters kicked off their 90th Anniversary tour at Arnold First Baptist Church, a St. Louis area mega church where the proclamations were presented. Joining them that night on stage were numerous former members and family members including Ginger Pinchers, Donna Lester Tramel, Dan Pinchers, Jenny Pinchers-Revelle, Shannon Shipley Tramel and many more. For more information, you can go to the official website of the Lesters at The official website of The Lesters


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Balsam Range and Buddy Melton “Stacking Up The Rocks”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 25, 2015 – 8:56 am -

Balsam Range Caleb Smith, Darren Nicholson, Buddy Melton, Tim Surrett Marc Pruett

Balsam Range Caleb Smith, Darren Nicholson, Buddy Melton, Tim Surrett Marc Pruett

Buddy Melton, an award-winning voice that was nearly silenced

Members of Balsam Range honor the Lord’s  saving power with “Stacking Up The Rocks”

Nashville, TN — Five talented friends from the blue-collar county of Haywood in North Carolina, got together one night for a jam session … and it felt good. Soon, the band Balsam Range was born, and now, five albums later, this high energy acoustic band has won awards and garnered fans worldwide. They have been invited to play some of the most iconic stages in the USA including The Grand Ole Opry, MerleFest, Music City Roots, Mountain Stages from The Lincoln Theater, The Zac Brown Band Southern Ground Festivals and coming up in the Spring of 2015, Stagecoach, California’s huge Country Music Festival.

During his recovery, Buddy felt that his strength and muscle tone were diminishing. He pushed himself and started riding his mountain bike, setting a goal for himself that his wife and doctors thought impossible and even foolish. He was determined to compete in the Assault on Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak East of the Mississippi River. The race is 6,684 feet above sea level with 10,357 feet of vertical climbing. He trained rigorously and in 2013, Buddy participated in the race, and despite continuing to struggle with issues from the farm accident, he finished 87th in the Men’s 40-44 age bracket, and 489th overall out of 719 riders.

Balsam Range went on to release its 5th album in 2014 and this year, at the IBMA Awards, Balsam Range was named ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR. And the determined singer and fiddler? Well, Buddy Melton won the MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Award.

 

Buddy wrote a very song that is performed a cappella on

Buddy Melton

Buddy Melton

the album FIVE. “Stacking Up The Rocks” was inspired by a Biblical passage from Joshua, which Buddy’s mother shared with him in the hospital as he recovered from his injuries. It was written to honor what the Lord has done in Buddy’s life, and as a reminder for everyone of God’s saving power. A line in the song says, “…So that all the people of the earth might remember that the hand of the Lord is mighty.”

 

Others have noted the talent of Balsam Range and invited the band into more opportunities. The band provided the music for DAYLIGHT, a swampy, original Americana release by John Driskell (“Hop”) Hopkins, founding member of the Zac Brown Band. Balsam Range also provides music and appears in the upcoming motion picture thriller, Careful What You Wish For, directed by Elizabeth Allen and starring Isabel Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Nick Jonas and Paul Sorvino.

The men of Balsam Range actively give back at every opportunity, raising more than half a million dollars for various regional and national charities. For their annual Winter Concert Series, held at the historic Capitol Theater in Canton, NC, the fellas have each chosen a charity that will benefit from each of the 5 concerts in the series.

 

 

Balsam Range released its 5th album in 2014. The appropriately titled, FIVE, debuted at #4 on Billboard Bluegrass, where it remained for 6 consecutive weeks. The album is available on the Mountain Home Music Company label, and it contains one song that has a unique meaning to these five friends.

 

The band is enjoying a career high, however, that nearly didn’t happen.  

 

Singer/fiddler, Buddy Melton sustained serious head injuries in an accident on his farm in 2012. For the first few days, it was uncertain whether he would survive. Family, band mates, friends, and the extended family music lovers all hit their knees and prayed for Buddy’s recovery.

 

Later, Buddy was told by docs that, due to the severity of his head injuries and especially the damage to his sinuses, Buddy was not likely sing again, or ever sound the same. The band was already in the studio working on PAPERTOWN and as he recovered, Melton “just had to know.” He called up guitar player/singer Caleb Smith and asked Caleb to take him to the studio, although doctors and Melton’s wife, Carla, were against the idea. Although he was incredibly weak, Melton stepped up the microphone and delivered the poignant “Wide River To Cross” and his voice was still there … a voice that had helped to define the Balsam Range sound and now would take a 4th album to an ALBUM OF THE YEAR win at IBMA 2013.


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Zane and Donna King Announce The Addition Of Talented Guitarist/Vocalist Stephen Adcock To The Group

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 24, 2015 – 8:29 am -

Stephen Adcock

Stephen Adcock

Nashville, TN – Zane and Donna King are pleased to announce the addition of guitarist/vocalist Stephen Adcock to the group.  The couple is thrilled to welcome him and very excited about this positive change as their music and ministry expands.

Zane expresses, “As we’ve continued to see God working in what He’s called Donna and I to do, we’ve realized the need for another instrument and vocal on stage with us. Our first priority was to find someone who shared our desire to reach those who need to hear how much God loves them. Secondly, we hoped to find someone who had very strong guitar skills (It’s lonely up there playing all by myself), and third, we prayed that they could sing a little as well.  God exceeded all of our expectations in Stephen.  His heart is in the right place and his talent, as an instrumentalist and as a vocalist, is just excellent. We are beyond excited about the future.”
Stephen and his lovely wife, Bre, make their home in Murfreesboro, TN.  They hail, originally, from the great state of North Carolina.  Stephen has some solid road experience, having traveled and played with Bluegrass Gospel band Breaking Ground.
“I’m so thrilled and thankful to be part of Zane and Donna King,” states Stephen. “I’m also very grateful for the way God brought us together and answered each of our prayers. From the first conversation they felt like family to me. I feel sure there are some great days ahead.”
The group’s debut album, Mile Marker One, has garnered four Top 20 hits including “Hallelujah Jesus Saves,” “Shine,” “If There Was Any Other Way,” and “No One Like God.” As of this week they add a Country Album Of The Year nomination, from Absolutely Gospel, to their list of accolades.  All of this, Donna affirms, has little to do with them.
She shares, “Just this morning my husband and I talked about how much God has woven together in our lives.  It isn’t just about music.  It’s everything… Our family and how God has moved in it is the most amazing part. There’s nothing more important to us. And, then, in our music and how God is using it, we are humbled to say the least.  We pray that when people hear us and see us, they won’t… That may sound confusing.  But, truly, our prayer is that they will see God and hear God telling them just how MUCH HE loves them and just HOW completely HE can change a life.”
To learn more about Zane and Donna King, visit www.zaneanddonnaking.com.
Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zaneanddonnaking.
And you can follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zaneanddonna.
Zane and Donna King are represented by the Dominion Agency. To schedule Zane and Donna for your church, concert, or special music event you can contact Michael Davis of the Dominion Agency by email at michael@michaeldavisandassociates.com or by phone at 828-454-5900.
To learn more about the Dominion Agency and their entire family of artists, visit www.dominionagency.com.

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Tune-In Alert For The Browders

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 23, 2015 – 3:40 pm -

The Browders

The Browders

Don’t miss an exciting evening on television this Saturday night at 5:30 PM EST as the Award winning Browders make an appearance on the Gospel Music Showcase with Guy Penrod on the Daystar Network.

The Browders will be guests of show host Guy Penrod, performing several of their Number 1 songs as well as giving some great words of testimony and encouragement. Watch the miracle in motion as Tommy Browder plays the guitar after God gave him a healing touch even through polio.

A couple of their Number 1 tunes include “Land Of No Goodbyes”, and “Listening for the Shout”, as well as the moving “I Am So Blessed”.

You can find out more about the Browders by going to http://www.thebrowders.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Browders-Friends .
Contact the Browders by E-mailing sonya@thebrowders.com or Twitter at https://twitter.com/browdersmusic .


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Battle of the Quartets February 12, 2015 Heflin, AL

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 23, 2015 – 12:41 pm -

Battle of Quartets

Battle of Quartets

The Battle of the Quartets, southern gospel event will take place on, Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Heflin, AL at the Heflin Parks and Recreation Center, 1228 Coleman Street.  JAF Promotions proudly presents, one of Gospel Music’s most beloved quartets, MARK TRAMMELL QUARTET, and America’s Favorite Mixed Quartet, the PERRYS. Host, Josh & Ashley Franks will also appear.
There is no advance ticket needed. General Admission is $12.00 at the door, plus a special free-will love offering will be received. For more information, go to ww.joshandashleyfranks.com or call 731-607-1948. The concert will begin at 7:00p.m.CST with doors opening at 6:00p.m.CST


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This Week on Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright! Airs January 23, 2015 through January 29, 2015

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 23, 2015 – 10:47 am -

Good News Music with Woody Wright

Good News Music with Woody Wright

This week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 2 of our interview with Paul Lancaster of The Booth Brothers and music from Jason Crabb, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Hoppers, Brian Free & Assurance, The Gaither Vocal Band, Palmetto State Quartet, Reggie & Ladye Love Smith, Willie Wynn and MORE!

Tune-in to one of the stations listed on our site or listen online for an hour of great gospel music, inspiring ministry and fun with Woody Wright and D. Scott Kramer at:
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This Week’s Harmony Road Features Talleys, Lindsey Graham, LeFevre Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 22, 2015 – 10:53 pm -

Collingsworth Family On Harmony Road

Collingsworth Family On Harmony Road

Signal Mountain, TN  This week’s Harmony Road TV program will feature a variety of sounds including family groups, quartets, and a soloist. Songs on the episode include the uplifting “Tell the Mountain” from the Collingsworth Family, “Put it Right Here”, the excellent concept video from the LeFevre Quartet, newcomer to Harmony Road,  Lindsey Graham with “Wonderful News”, the acclaimed concept video “Ask Me Why” from Legacy Five and The Talleys with the beautiful “Thinking About Home”.

Now available to over 80 million television homes across the country in addition to online streaming, ROKU, mobile app and more, Harmony Road is a weekly southern gospel television program hosted by Singing News, Butler Music Group and Solid Gospel Radio veteran Les Butler.

Information on Harmony Road, its affiliates and time slots can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com.  Viewers can also interact with the program on Facebook at Harmony Road TV and on twitter@harmonyroadtv.

Harmony Road is produced and distributed by Harmony Road Productions and features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland Network, The NRB Network (including DirecTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, WGNM-TV in Macon, WYBU-TV in Columbus, GA/Phoenix City, AL.  Also find the program on the WALKtv network (including ROKU), Harmony Gospel in Greeneville, SC,  DCT3in Middle Tennessee, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, Charter Cable in Clarksville, Cookeville/Crossville, Sevier County, Lebanon and Jackson, TN and  WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL.

Harmony Road has recently added affiliates www.bbntv.org, where the program will be streamed online several times a week, as well as broadcast affiliates in Jackson, TN, Beaumont TX and Harrogate, TN. Heartland Network also recently added Cincinnati, OH.

In addition to host Butler, the Harmony Road TV team includes Technical Director, Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center, Harmony Road Productions and WMJN29  and Roger Spears, Program Producer.


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