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Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 15, 2017 – 9:40 am -

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Butler Music Group Artists Honored With 15 Diamond Award Nominations

Nashville, TN  With the release of the Top 10 nominations in the Diamond Awards, Butler Music Group has much to celebrate. Seven of their artists appeared in the Top 10 and BMG artists accumulated fifteen nominations in total.

The Williamsons have been on a hot-streak that has included a # 1 song, Song of the Year and Album of the Year awards, as well as numerous TV appearances.  That streak continues with nominations for Favorite Mixed Group as well as a nomination for Lisa Chesser Williamson in the Songwriter of the Year category.

The Old Time Preachers Quartet burst onto the scene last year and have become one of the hottest groups in Gospel music. Fans have embraced them as is evidenced by their two nominations for Horizon Quartet and Album of the Year. New soloist Jason Davidson also had a breakout year with his first song in the Top 40. Fans nominated Jason in the Sunrise Artist category.

Butler Music Group is home to some of Southern Gospel’s top new trios and this years Diamond Awards highlighted two of those. The Coffmans have been catching the attention of Gospel fans for a few years. They were blessed with two nominations, Sunrise Artist and Sunrise Trio. Sacred Harmony join the Coffmans with two nominations of their own; Sunrise Artist and Video of the Year. Matt Felts, who recently launched a solo ministry, also received two nominations. Fans nominated Matt for Male Vocalist of the Year and Sunrise Artist.

With four consecutive # 1 songs to their credit, Butler Music Group artist Heaven’s Mountain Band have become one of the premier Bluegrass artists in Gospel music. Fans honored them with four nominations; Bluegrass Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Bluegrass Male artist of the Year for Roger Johnson.

BMG Production artists, Bama Blu-Grace also hit it big in the bluegrass categories.  They were nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Bluegrass Group of the Year.
BMG owner, Les Butler said, “we are overwhelmed by the fan response to our artists.  The Diamond Awards are legitimate.  All Southern Gospel fans are invited to vote.  That makes winning a Diamond Award a very special career highlight!”

The Diamond Awards honor the best artists in Gospel music anf are presented by SGN Scoops Magazine. Voting is now under way for the Top 5. Fans can go to sgnscoops.com to vote today for their favorite Butler Music Group artists.


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Michael Combs Kicks Off New Day Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 7, 2017 – 11:09 am -

Michael Combs Kicks Off New Day Records

Michael Combs Kicks Off New Day Records

Hendersonville, TN – With more than 25 years of touring and 20 recorded projects to his name, distinguished singer/songwriter Michael Combs has partnered with New Day Records to further expand his ministry.  This new relationship comes on the heels of the recent announcement of Michael Combs’ return to full-time ministry, following a lengthy illness and subsequent kidney transplant.

Michael’s newest CD, entitled I Can Trust Him, was recorded at the Daywind studios and features the song, ‘Good vs. Evil.’ Glen Bates wrote the song and a concept video is currently in the works, which will be Michael’s first music video.

“After being successful as an independent artist for 27 years, I was honored the day I got the call to see if I would be interested in kicking off the new New Day Records label” shares Michael Combs. “I believe together we can reach more people for the Kingdom.”

“Michael Combs defines artistry,” added Dottie Leonard Miller, New Day president.  “His unique approach to writing and performance brings the Gospel to people right where they are.  It is exciting to have him back on the road and the radio.  We look forward to supporting Michael and other artists on this specialized label with the marketing and promotion support they need to break through in today’s market.”

Michael Combs’ new single, ‘Carry Me Jesus,’ is currently at Southern Gospel radio.

New Day Records is a new label established by Dottie Leonard Miller under the Daywind Music Group umbrella to provide distribution, marketing and promotion services to established independent artists. New Day Records will be diverse in its roster of artists; as to not be branded as one specific genre of Christian music.

For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com


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Mark209 Asks For Prayer

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 6, 2017 – 7:34 am -

Mark209 Asks For Prayer

Mark209 Asks For Prayer

Keep our baritone, Jimmy Reno, in your prayers today. He reports to the hospital this morning for major back surgery.

We look forward to hearing good reports after his surgery and him returning to the road with MARK209 when the doctor clears him in a few weeks.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Find Updates HERE


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Steve Ladd’s EP On Sonlite Records Label

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 4, 2017 – 11:19 am -

Steve Ladd’s EP On Sonlite Records Label

Steve Ladd’s EP On Sonlite Records Label

ARDEN, NC  – Crossroads Label Group and Award-winning soloist Steve Ladd are excited to announce the release of his Sonlite Records debut EP No Excuses, No Regrets.

No Excuses, No Regrets was produced by reigning AGM Award Producer of the Year, Cody McVey and features six unforgettable songs from the celebrated vocalist. The new EP features masterfully crafted songs from the pen of Kenna West, Sue C. Smith, Lee Black, Cliff Duren, Jeff Bumgardner, Zach Williams, Mia Fieldes, and more. The background vocals were provided by Gaither Vocal Band member Reggie Smith, Ladye Love Smith, and Gaither Homecoming artist Angela Primm.

Steve said, “I’ve been on a personal, spiritual journey the past couple of years. I’ve had ups and downs privately. Recently, I’ve been able to have closure on some things that have had me bound my whole life. Thank you Father for freedom. These songs say exactly what my heart says. And I have no REGRETS!”

No Excuses, No Regrets releases to all musical outlets on June 9, 2017 but is already receiving rave reviews and the debut single, “All Things Are Possible God” is impacting radio now.

You can purchase your copy at these online outlets:

iTunes: https://clg.lnk.to/LlyY1

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=popular&field-keywords=Steve+Ladd+No+Excuses,+No+Regrets

Steve’s Website: http://steveladdmusic.com/store/

Springside: http://www.springside.com

The complete song listing:

All Things Are Possible God

Chain Breaker

What You’ve Already Done

No Excuses, No Regrets

Since I Laid My Burden Down

Living Water

To learn more about Steve Ladd go to http://steveladdmusic.com.

Follow Steve on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/SteveLaddMusic and Twitter at https://twitter.com/SteveLaddMusic.

For booking Steve contact 256-266-1149.


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Mylon Hayes Family On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 23, 2017 – 8:47 am -

 Mylon Hayes Family On Gospel Music Today

Mylon Hayes Family On Gospel Music Today

The members of The Mylon Hayes Family are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of May 21. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Crosby Lane, and Jean reviews new recordings by Peter Christie and Full Life Trio.  An article from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features  exclusive concert video of The Blackwood Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Gilmer, TX, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of The Southern Plainsmen, 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 Bruce, MS,  Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, Morrilton, AR, Bruce, MS, and West Plains, MO. 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 Collingsworth Family Plays Carnegie Hall

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 16, 2017 – 10:04 am -

The Collingsworth Family Plays Carnegie Hall

The Collingsworth Family Plays Carnegie Hall

(Nashville, TN)…The Collingsworth Family was honored to be invited to perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Having the opportunity afforded to us to perform at historic Carnegie Hall in New York City was a high-water mark in our ministry,” exclaimed Phil Collingsworth.

The very special evening also included popular evangelist Dr. David Jeremiah, along with The Shadow Mountain Choir & Orchestra, conducted by Tobin Davis.

To stand on that stage, knowing how much American history has intersected with that iconic venue was both humbling and exhilarating at the same time,” added Phil. “To see the audience stand to their feet in praise to our Heavenly Father was an experience of a lifetime to say the least!!”

Their first-ever appearance at Carnegie Hall adds to an ever-growing list of of highlights for The Collingsworth Family ministry.

The Cincinatti-based powerhouse group has been featured on the nation’s largest gospel music syndicated radio program, The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil as well as on Daniel Britt & Friends on XM/SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Enlighten.

In addition, the family group has been featured on numerous Gaither Homecoming Series video recordings, has performed alongside the world famous Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir on multiple occasions and has been thrilled to hold concerts at venues all across the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands and Sweden.

The Collingsworth Family recently released their first-ever violin duet album by two of their daughters, aptly titled Brooklyn & Courtney, which followed their most recent standout group project, That Day Is Coming.


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May 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 9, 2017 – 2:09 pm -

May 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

May 2017 SGNScoops Magazine

Welcome to the May edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our readers. We celebrate with special Mother’s Day features by Sarah Murray and Selena Day.

We are pleased to have Dean Hopper on our cover this month. He and his family talk about how his recent health scare has affected America’s favorite family of gospel music. We know you will enjoy this feature by Craig Harris.
Other artists featured this month include Matthew Gooch, The Browders, Reggie Smith, Jeff Gibson, Donna King, Troy Burns and more. Don’t miss the monthly features by Randall Hamm, Nathan Kistler and Vonda Easley.
There is so much more in this month’s issue. Read it today and let someone else know how much you love SGNScoops Magazine. We trust you find encouragement, engagement, and perhaps even find out something you didn’t know before. Most of all, we hope you see Jesus in our pages and share Him with someone this month!
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Sonlite Records Extends Master’s Voice Contract

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 27, 2017 – 9:54 am -

Sonlite Records Extends Master’s Voice Contract

Sonlite Records Extends Master’s Voice Contract

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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“A Night of Praise” an Anniversary Celebration, in Gadsden, Alabama

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 26, 2017 – 1:59 pm -

“A Night of Praise" an Anniversary Celebration, in Gadsden, Alabama

“A Night of Praise” an Anniversary Celebration, in Gadsden, Alabama

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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Jason Crabb Continues To Inspire and Teach Children with Jase® Book Series

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 18, 2017 – 7:31 pm -

Jason Crabb Continues To Inspire and Teach Children with Jase® Book Series

Jason Crabb Continues To Inspire and Teach Children with Jase® Book Series

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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