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Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing has launched a new website

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 17, 2014 – 7:19 pm -

Crossroads

Crossroads

ARDEN, NC : Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing has launched a new website, http://horizonsonliterecords.com/, to serve as an informational hub about its multi-award-winning Southern Gospel artists.

It is a one-stop destination for information about the rosters of Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, and Skyland Records. It includes details on newest albums, press releases, hi-res photos, media coverage, service to radio broadcasters, streaming audio and videos, social media links, links to artist websites, and purchase links.

The site is designed to be a resource to a variety of industry professionals including radio programmers, venue operators, print and digital media outlets, concert and festival promoters, taste-makers, and, of course, fans.

Visit the site today at http://horizonsonliterecords.com

Crossroads’ store is still available at http://crossroadsmusic.com


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Come Start the new 2015 year off with Corinth’s Gospel Winter Sing

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 17, 2014 – 11:54 am -

Corinth Gospel Winter Sing

Corinth Gospel Winter Sing

Come start the new 2015 year off with Corinth’s Gospel Winter Sing, Thursday January 1, 2015 in downtown Corinth, MS at the Historic Corinth Coliseum Theater beginning at 7:00p.m. JAF Promotions proudly presents,one of bluegrass gospel music’s best, the PRIMITIVE 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. Doors will open one hour before concert.


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Jessica Trammell .. What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 16, 2014 – 10:45 pm -

Jessica Trammell

Jessica Trammell

We asked Jessica Trammell  ..  What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

The year Nick and I got engaged. Nick and his parents came up to Iowa for Christmas and he proposed the night they got there. He had a horse drawn sleigh and a fire surrounded with candles in a field covered in snow. It was absolutely beautiful. However, I think this Christmas will be memorable too. With two kids now, Christmas is such a special time for our family! This will be Charlie’s first Christmas and Tessa is two and everything is so exciting to her. She loves everything to do with Christmas from baby Jesus to Christmas music that sings at the top of her lungs while shopping.


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Natalie Cromwell .. What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 16, 2014 – 12:34 pm -

Natalie Cromwell

Natalie Cromwell

We asked  Natalie Cromwell ..  What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

My favorite Christmas Memory isn’t necessarily a happy one, but it’s very special to me. Two of my grandparents passed away in the month of January, so my whole family had the opportunity to join them in the hospital two separate times at Christmas to sing carols with them. My grandpa passed away most recently, and I remember that the entire nursing and hospital staff came to hear us sing. My whole family sings, and we have always sang together since I can remember, so it was quite a beautiful sound that carried throughout the hospital. I’ll never forget that day!


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The Lesters Set World Record

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 16, 2014 – 10:04 am -

The Lesters

The Lesters

The Lesters, “St. Louis’s First Family of Gospel Music”, will celebrate 90 continuous years as a musical group in 2015. The legendary group has recently been verified as the oldest continually running musical group of any genre in the world. Started in 1925 by Harvey and Opal Lester, this musical family is now into their fourth generation with grandson Brian Lester and great-grandson Jon Lester proudly carrying on this rich heritage of ministry. “If my grandparents would have been told that 90 years later their ministry would still be going strong, I don’t know if they would have believed it.” said Brian Lester.

As the group began preparations for their 90th anniversary celebration tour they learned that their run as a musical group was at the top of all genres of music. “We began to research it through several organizations and found that no other musical group as been continuously running for this long. Some started earlier such as the Speer Family but ended, some that started earlier or around the same time have taken breaks from time to time. The Lesters are incredible an example of faithfulness.” stated tenor singer Matt Felts.
The Lesters  are currently working with the Guinness Book of Worlds Records. An official verification and media tour will be announced soon. Next year’s celebration will include many incredible events such as “Lesters Night” at Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals and special concert events. “This is an exciting time for The Lesters. Next year is going to be full of historic moments.” said Jon Lester. For more information you can visit the official website of The Lesters at The official website of The Lesters

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JP Miller – Christmas Eve Down Sun Valley Road

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 15, 2014 – 10:07 pm -

JP Miller

JP Miller

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WAYNE HAUN MAKES KEY RETAIL VISITS IN SUPPORT OF SENTIMENTAL SEASON

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 14, 2014 – 11:22 am -

Wayne Haun

Wayne Haun

(Nashville, TN)… StowTown Records co-founder Wayne Haun is a very busy man this Christmas season.  While continuing to wear the many hats of producing, arranging, and songwriting, he has recently been on the road as an artist, promoting his brand new Christmas project, Sentimental Season.

Haun made three personal visits in the past month to LifeWay Christian Stores in both Fort Worth, TX, and Augusta, GA, as well as taking part in a special event at Cedar Springs Christian Bookstores in his hometown of Knoxville, TN, on Black Friday.
Retail is the lifeblood for a record company, making sure that we’re represented all over the world,” said Haun. “I have really enjoyed the opportunity to meet store managers, buyers and even owners while promoting this recording.”
The multi-nominated Grammy and Dove Award artist performed many of the

Wayne Haun

Wayne Haun

songs on the album and visited with numerous fans throughout the retail tour.

As always, it’s good to meet and spend time with fans, both old and new. Without them, we’re all out of a job,” added Haun. “And I have to admit that I still get a thrill out of seeing our product on the shelves when I visit the stores. It’s such an encouragement to keep moving forward.”
With that nostalgic Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and Dean Martin 1940’s-style sound, co-writers Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner, Tony Wood, and mother Shelby Haun all pitched in to help create this exceptional project.
Christmas favorites like the Louis Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World” and a beautifully-crafted duet with fellow StowTown gospel artist TaRanda Greene singing “The Christmas Song” helps highlight the album.
StowTown’s Ernie Haase and Signature Sound mix in their harmony and Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, Haun’s grandmother, mother, and sister add a special and emotional family rendition of “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”.
 Via Provident Distribution, the album hit the market in October and is now available online, through digital outlets and general market retailers, and at Christian Bookstores everywhere.
Sentimental Season will also be featured in a Christmas special on Sirius/XM’s Enlighten (channel 65) Saturday, December 20. Haun’s special will air at 8:00pm EST & 5:00pm PST and will then be rebroadcast throughout the next week.

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Sherri George .. What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 13, 2014 – 3:47 pm -

Sherri George

Sherri George

We asked  Sherri George ..  What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

I love Christmas! As I was putting air in my tires yesterday, I remembered the Christmas after I drove home from New York .. and asking for something my parents couldn’t believe I wanted! As I was getting ready to drive home, the dad in the family I was renting an apartment from asked if he could check my tires. Turns out, the tires only had 14 pounds of air in them! In the 15-hour drive home, I could have blown a tire if he hadn’t taken that little tire gauge and checked them for me .. and I didn’t have a cell phone or AAA back then. So when my parents asked me that year what I wanted for Christmas, I immediately said, “A tire gauge!” They laughed, thought I was kidding, and asked again, “Really, what do you want?” I kept telling them, and finally they stopped asking, and looked at each other like their child had lost her mind lol .. When we opened gifts on Christmas Eve, there in a little box under the tree was a noisy little present when you shook it, and I knew it was my tire gauge! Mother and Daddy watched especially close as I opened it, and I really did beam and jump up to hug them. They finally believed that’s what I wanted! lol .. I’ve never driven anywhere since that day without a tire gauge in my glove compartment, or started a trip without checking the air in my tires. I still appreciate Bob and Adele Pastore in Mamaroneck, NY .. appreciate their kindness in letting a kid from Kentucky stay in their home in a wonderful area while I worked for the NBA .. and for keeping me safe by caring enough to check my tires. Guess that’s one of my very favorite Christmas memories! Everyone stay safe and happy this holiday season, and please glance down at your tires before you travel, too! :)


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Butler Music Group and Tammy Jones Robinette Announce Management Agreement

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 13, 2014 – 9:38 am -

Tammy Jones Robinette

Tammy Jones Robinette

Nashville, TN   Award winning gospel artist Tammy Jones Robinette and Southern Gospel music veteran Les Butler recently announced an exclusive management agreement between Robinette and Butler Music Group.

Regarding their management agreement, Les Butler, owner of Butler Music Group, said, “I have always been a fan of Tammy Jones Robinette.  Her singing is anointed, and her songwriting is top notch.  I look forward to helping her grow her Southern Gospel ministry, as well as open new doors of opportunity in the field of Bluegrass Gospel.”

Tammy Jones Robinette added, “I am excited about all the doors God is opening in my singing career.  I am thrilled to announce a management deal with Butler Music Group from Nashville, Tennessee.  Les Butler is a man of integrity and is dedicated to seeing gospel music and our industry grow.  I look forward to seeing what his influence and expertise can do for my music career,” she concluded.

Robinette is currently in the studio recording a new Southern Gospel release.  Be watching tammyjonesrobinette.com for more updates.


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COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY REACH SCHEDULING AGREEMENT WITH HARPER AGENCY

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 12, 2014 – 2:25 pm -

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family

Goodlettsville, TN – One of Christian music’s leading booking agencies, The Harper Agency, has announced plans to add the 2014 Mixed Group of the Year, The Collingsworth Family to their extensive list of talent. The Harper Agency will immediately begin scheduling this multi-talented musical family for concert events in 2015.

The ministry of The Collingsworth Family is one that first began in 1986 with the husband/wife team of Phil and Kim Collingsworth. In 2000, with the addition of their four children, Brooklyn, Courtney, Phil Jr, and Olivia, the couple embarked upon a full-time music ministry that has garnered much success. Throughout the past 15 years, collectively, the family has released more than three dozen audio and video recordings, spawning 18 Top 40 national radio releases and earning 22 Industry Awards from fans and peers alike. They are recognized for their rich vocal harmony, as well as anointed musical abilities and overwhelming desire to share the message of the Gospel in song with excellence.
The Harper Agency is pleased to add The Collingsworth Family to their roster of fine artists, and looks forward to playing a vital role in new ministry opportunities for the family.  “Our desire is to continue to assist their ministry in creating new opportunities for touring,” Ed Harper, President of The Harper Agency, states. “Their potential is absolutely unlimited. We’ve watched their growth over the years and their commitment to ministry, and it is very impressive. They have consistently worked hard at improving their gifts and talents, vocally and musically. It is very evident that they are very committed to perfecting their God-given abilities, and I believe this commitment level has been a tremendous asset to their growth. We are very excited to have the opportunity to represent them and look forward to the future and what we believe God has in store.”
For The Collingsworth Family, joining the Harper Agency provides an opportunity to be a part of a rich heritage, while pursuing new endeavors. “Partnering together with The Harper Agency is an exciting chapter in the concert ministry of The Collingsworth Family,” Phil Collingsworth, Sr, shares. “After seeing the tradition of classic groups like The Cathedrals and The Speers, who were associated with The Harper Agency for many years; as well as seeing the mainline groups on their present day roster, which have been with them for many, many years, The Collingsworth Family is honored to be represented by an agency with such a long-standing tradition of great relationships and excellence.”
The Harper Agency may be reached by calling 615-851-4500 or visiting www.harperagency.com. The Agency is currently scheduling 2015 dates for The Collingsworth Family. Additional information regarding The Collingsworth Family is available online at www.TheCollingsworthFamily.com.

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