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Jeff and Sheri Easter On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 28, 2016 – 10:50 pm -

Jeff and Sheri Easter On Gospel Music Today

Jeff and Sheri Easter On Gospel Music Today

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.

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, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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Cana’s Voice Launches Fall/Winter Tour in Nashville, Tenn.

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 26, 2016 – 12:26 pm -

Cana’s Voice Launches Fall/Winter Tour in Nashville, Tenn.

Cana’s Voice Launches Fall/Winter Tour in Nashville, Tenn.

(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.

For continued updates on Cana’s Voice please visit www.canasvoice.comwww.facebook.com/Canas-Voicewww.twitter.com/canasvoicewww.instagram.com/canasvoice.


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Charlie Waller On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 25, 2016 – 11:26 pm -

Charlie Waller On Gospel Music Today

Charlie Waller On Gospel Music Today

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.

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, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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The Matt Jones Group Announces Addition of Mark Sargent

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 25, 2016 – 11:56 am -

The Matt Jones Group Announces Addition of Mark Sargent

The Matt Jones Group Announces Addition of Mark Sargent

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.

Earlier this year, the Matt Jones Group announced plans to take the leap of faith into full-time ministry with current members Matt Jones and Lisa Dye.  With the continued growth of the ministry, owner Matt Jones felt led to seek out a baritone singer to provide an even fuller sound to the group’s unique harmony.  Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Mark Sargent, proved to be a perfect fit.
With over 37 years of experience, Mark comes to the Matt Jones Group with a long resume of involvement in Gospel music.  During his career, Mark has been a part of several groups, including the Pacesetters, the Hensleys, and Willing Heart, and has been privileged with the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as the Cathedrals, Gold City and the Hinsons.  In recent years, Mark has made his home in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, serving as worship leader at several congregations in the metroplex.
“It is and has always been an honor for me to be in a position where my experience may benefit whoever has called on me,” shares Mark Sargent. “I am a servant! I am very excited about the opportunity given by Matt Jones to be a part of this up-and-coming ministry.  I look forward to the future and to what God has in store!”
Matt Jones echoes Mark’s sentiments, “We are excited to have Mark join us and look forward to the many ways in which God is going to use us in ministry together to bring glory to His name as we travel across the country. I am impressed with the deep commitment Mark holds to Christ and His calling on his life.  I believe Mark is the perfect piece of the puzzle to move us into this new season of ministry”
For more information on the Matt Jones Group, visit www.themattjonesgroup.com or find the Matt Jones Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/themattjonesgroup1.
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Joyaires Announce that Vocalist Anna Brooks

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 24, 2016 – 2:31 pm -

Joyaires Announce that Vocalist Anna Brooks

Joyaires Announce that Vocalist Anna Brooks

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.

The Joyaires can be reached at 865-435-6147, or 865-250-6417. They can also be found on Facebook, as well as online at www.joyaires.com.


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Aaron Dishman Exits Dixie Melody Boys

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 10, 2016 – 10:39 pm -

Aaron Dishman Exits Dixie Melody Boys

Aaron Dishman Exits Dixie Melody Boys

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, dxmldybys@aol.com, 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 Chart

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 10, 2016 – 9:43 am -

Cana’s Voice Album “This Changes Everything” Consistently Staying Top 10 on Soundscan Inspirational Chart

Cana’s Voice Album “This Changes Everything” Consistently Staying Top 10 on Soundscan Inspirational Chart

(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).

For continued updates and the latest information about Cana’s Voice: www.canasvoice.com; www.facebook.com/Canas-Voice, www.twitter.com/canasvoice, www.instagram.com/canasvoice


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August 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 8, 2016 – 2:16 pm -

August 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

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.

I don’t have to tell you the name of our cover feature as his face and voice are legendary in Gospel music since the 1980’s. Ivan Parker took a moment to talk with Craig Harris and you need to read their discussion. Of course, there are many more great features, including photologs of Tribute Quartet and Karen Peck and New River, interviews with the mighty Kingsmen Quartet, Allegiance, Scott Peek, James Marvell, Joel Lindsey, David Ingles and David Huntsinger.
Once more, our Gospel music ladies are bringing beauty and intelligence this month, so be sure to read about Emma Carter of the Jay Stone Singers and Reagan Griffin, daughter of Rodney Griffin. These are written by Erin Stevens and Fayth Lore respectively, two more ladies who sing but are taking up the pen as well for SGNScoops.
As the U.S. election looms, our monthly columnists give their views on politics and Jesus. Do not miss David Staton, Selena Day, Nathan Kistler and Dusty Wells. Of course we also bring you new CD reviews, event updates and the Top 100 countdown.
Thanks so much for reading SGNScoops and finding out what we think is important and newsworthy in Gospel music. Do you have ideas and comments for us? Please write to me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com . If you notice that our writers talk about a personal relationship with Jesus that you might not have, please also write to me. He is the reason for SGNScoops!
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Chapel Valley welcomes Shane Mathis to Sanctuary label

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 8, 2016 – 8:49 am -

Chapel Valley welcomes Shane Mathis to Sanctuary label

Chapel Valley welcomes Shane Mathis to Sanctuary label

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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Harmony Road TV Announces Changes for Upcoming Season

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 4, 2016 – 10:52 pm -

Above: L-R Rob Patz, Rob Walls, Kenna West, Roger Spears at the Mansion Music Studios in Franklin, TN

Above: L-R Rob Patz, Rob Walls, Kenna West, Roger Spears at the Mansion Music Studios in Franklin, TN

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 roger@harmonyroadtv.com. You can keep up with the program at www.harmonyroadtv.com or at Harmony Road TV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Information on SGN Scoops is found at www.sgnscoops.com. The website for Rob Walls is www.robwalls.com. Learn more about Danny Joines at www.themusicstudio-wm.com.

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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