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The Walkers Bring “Stomp Out Hunger” To Florida

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 28, 2019 – 7:21 pm -

The Walkers Bring "Stomp Out Hunger” To Florida

The Walkers Bring “Stomp Out Hunger” To Florida

PERRY, Fl.  – Popular Florida-based Southern-Gospel family group, The Walkers announced their upcoming participation in the SSE Promotions “Night of Giving Concert” which is part of their 2019 Stomp Out Hunger campaign. The event will feature  Adam Crabb, member of the Gaither Vocal Band. He is also  known as the “face of youth” for one of Southern Gospel’s first families of music, The Crabb Family.

 

This important event is being held on February 15th, 7 pm, in the Walker’s home town of Perry Florida. The concert will be at Northside Church of God, 1339 N Byron Butler Parkway. Proceeds from the event will be used to feed families in and around Taylor County.

 

SSE Promotions Founder, Alisa Asbury, stated “Most people don’t realize how many go without food right in their own home town.  One in six families suffer from this, and our goal is to help as many families as we can.  A $10 donation can feed a family of 4 for a week. We’re excited to be partnering with the Walkers as well as Adam.”

 

Of the event, Billy Walker, says “We are so blessed by the opportunity to work with Alisa to help families in need right here in our town.  This is a chance for our community to come together and enjoy great music, worship and fellowship — and do some good for someone right here at home. We’re honored to share SSE’s vision.”

 

Tickets are on sale now for $15, and are available by calling Billy Walker at 850-672-9155, David Johnson at 863-409-2356 or Linda Randall at 850-295-1965.  Tickets will also be available at the door.


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The Old Paths share authentic stories of Christ’s power on It’s Real

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 26, 2019 – 9:46 am -

The Old Paths share authentic stories of Christ’s power on It’s Real

The Old Paths share authentic stories
of Christ’s power on It’s Real

Arden, North Carolina  — With a renewed passion and dedication to their ministry, The Old Paths are returning with It’s Real, a collection of songs that carries an authentic message rooted in personal experience. The album will be available everywhere March 22 from Sonlite Records. After taking a break from the road, the quartet wanted to release music that serves as a testimony to the power of faith and the work God has done in their own lives.

“For us, what we missed the most being at home, were the people,” says Doug Roark, baritone singer and founding member of The Old Paths. “The thrust of our ministry has always been encourage, encourage, encourage. Of course you always want people to be enlightened in Christ, but our ministry has been, ‘If God did it for me, He can do it for you.’”

The 7-song EP’s title track, written by Kenna West and Janice Crowe, has Beatles-style harmonies with Roark taking the lead. The lyrics spoke to Roark, who says the message relates to what Christ did for him. “It’s real, just ask, I’m a living testimony to the fact, that it’s real, that’s that,”  Roark sings.

“Lord Knows,” the first radio single, features bass singer Daniel Ashmore. The song builds to an upbeat and uplifting chorus about how God always knows what someone needs even if they’re at wit’s end.

It’s followed by “The God I Know,” a Lee Black and Jerry Salley song. When Roark first heard the lyrics, they spoke to him deeply. In a time when people say “If God was real, tragedy wouldn’t happen,” Roark says he knows otherwise.

“If He can do it for me He can do it for them. I told Tim you gotta sing that song,” Roark says. Lead singer Tim Rackley sings the power ballad, testifying all of life’s trials can be solved through God. “In a broken world where there’s so many lost and desperate souls burning with no hope. The only answer that I know is the God I know.”

The EP closes with “Come Sunday Morning,” featuring tenor singer Steve Ladd. The ballad about the Resurrection story has a strong hook and chorus and uses a common, unspectacular phrase to describe a miraculous story.

Tim Rackley says, “I am so excited about this new recording It’s Real. We were so fortunate to find such great songs with a theme throughout the whole project. Each song really gives a great definition of how the Lord has been ministering in our everyday lives. I really feel this new project will let our friends hear the new sound and know ‘it’s real’ we are back on the road ministering.”

Pre-order It’s Real HERE.


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Butler Music Group & Family Music Group A Record-setting Start!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 25, 2019 – 6:40 pm -

Butler Music Group & Family Music Group A Record-setting Start!

Butler Music Group & Family Music Group
A Record-setting Start!

Nashville, TN  There’s exciting news from Butler Music Group and Family Music Group.  Last week has seen unprecedented chart-topping successes for our company!  The Singing News has three charts and Les Butler was honored to promote the #1 songs on all three!  The Williamsons, “Every Moment, Every Mountain, Every Mile” was the Singing News #1 Weekly Chart song and the Singing News #1 Monthly Chart songThis song was both produced and promoted by Les Butler.  The song, “Superwater” by the King James Boys was the Singing News #1 Bluegrass Chart song and was also promoted by Les. When asked about this exciting achievement Les stated, “After doing some research, we can’t find where this has ever happened before.  This is a special time for BMG & FMG.  All I can say is, ‘Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me!”

Februrary 20th BMG & FMG will be celebrating the Williamson’s #1 song with a special reception across from the Mike Huckabee Studio and then, as VIP guests for a live taping of the Huckabee Show with guest-star, actor Gary Sinise [Forrest Gump].   Butler states, “I wanted this gathering to be special for the Williamsons and God is allowing us to have, quite possibly, the most memorable #1 party in the history of Southern Gospel Music!”


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January 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 23, 2019 – 9:58 am -

January 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

January 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy New Year and welcome to the January issue of SGNScoops! Time flies by so quickly, but we are thrilled to present our first magazine for 2019.

The January issue of SGNScoops usually highlights an artist that we feel is making massive strides in gospel music, as well as impacting the world in which they live. We are proud to feature the Wisecarvers as our cover story for this month. We know you will enjoy meeting this lovely family in the article written by Dixie Phillips.
Family groups have definitely been making their impact on Christian music, and you will meet many more families this month. Endless Highway, Westward Road, and Ben Rochester of the Rochesters are just a few of our special features in January.
We also talked to Cherie Brennan and Bob Sellers, as well as taking a look at why people catch the infectious SG bug. All this, and so much more!
We premier our Bluegrass gospel section with the debut of Les Butler and Friends, and our Bluegrass top 20.
Thank you for your ongoing support of SGNScoops. We appreciate that so many of you take time to read and download each issue. Did you know that you can subscribe to receive our newspaper issue every month? Contact us for more information. I would love to hear from all of you who have something to say about what we publish. Contact me Lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
Most of all we hope you read and see faith, love, and the grace of God on each page. Grab ahold of Jesus this year and let him be your strength in 2019.
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Barry Rowland & Deliverance Join Butler Music Group & Family Music Group

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 15, 2019 – 9:05 am -

Barry Rowland & Deliverance Join Butler Music Group & Family Music Group

Barry Rowland & Deliverance Join
Butler Music Group & Family Music Group

It’s with much pleasure that Les Butler announces the signing of one of the strongest trios in Southern Gospel Music – Barry Rowland and Deliverance

 

Les Butler states, “If I had to choose a phrase I would say, ‘unbridled excitement’ is what I feel about this new addition to the Butler Music Group, Family Music Group stable of artists.  BMG will be offering management support, and FMG will be the new home label for one of the most powerful vocal line-ups in our industry.  I am producing their new album as we speak.  During the tracking day, we felt the tangible presence of the Holy Ghost in that studio.  This is going to be special!”

 

Barry Rowland states, “We are very excited to announce our partnership with Les Butler. Over the last decade, Les has joined us on piano, singing and testifying at occasional events. Now, we connect further to entrust our radio promotion, ministering events, recording, and other efforts to the capable hands of what we consider to be an ambassador in the industry of promoting genuine Gospel Music. He’s been instrumental for several decades in supporting Kyla Rowland songs and many other endeavors that deliver the message of Jesus Christ. Through all these experiences together, one unmistakable factor is evident – our passion and unwavering thirst for authentic worship is equally yoked with Les. We have prayed, worshipped, and ministered together. We have cried, laughed, and broken bread many times. One clear message transcends through our heart – when the Holy Spirit speaks and moves, our discernment, awareness, and sensitivity to His voice yoke together. Stay tuned for future announcements regarding this partnership and other exciting news from Barry Rowland and Deliverance.”

 

Butler continues, “If I recall correctly, the second song I ever played on Southern Gospel radio nearly 41 years ago, was, ‘He Will Roll You Over the Tide,’ recorded by the Inspirations and written by Kyla Rowland.  I have traveled the country to hear Kyla and her brother, Ron Martin, sing.  And now, to be intimately involved with her son’s family is a dream come true.  Simply stated, I am humbled.”

 

Be looking for more big news from Barry, as well as BMG/FMG.  The new album, yet to be titled, will be released in the Spring of 2019.


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Rick Price of New Legacy Project On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 7, 2019 – 12:31 pm -

Rick Price of New Legacy Project On Gospel Music Today

Rick Price of New Legacy Project On Gospel Music Today

Rick Price of New Legacy Project is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of January 6. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Eagle’s Wings Band, and Jean reviews new recordings by Caleb Kelley and Gateway Quartet.  An article from AbsolutelyGospel.com is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features exclusive concert video of Mark209, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Nashville, TN,  and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive video of The LeFevreQuartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Del City, OK.

The show is on WATC TV57 in Atlanta, GA, every Saturday at 1:30 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 Louisville, KY, Bruce, MS,  Phenix City, AL, Pontotoc, MS, Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, Morrilton, AR, Waycross, GA, and West Plains, MO. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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Changes For Paul’s Journey

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 2, 2019 – 1:17 pm -

Mark Green

Mark Green

Many times a brand new year brings changes and already in 2019 Paul’s Journey is starting off
the New Year with a personal change.
Keith Gilliam who has been our lead singer for the last year had to make the decision to come
off the road due to personal reasons. Keith did a great job for Paul’s Journey and we hate to
see him go but totally understand his decision! We wish him the best now and in his future!
Now, having said that we would like to make the following announcement: Mark Green from
Owasso OK is our new lead singer! For the past 19 years Mark has been the lead singer for
Forgiven Quartet based out of Bartlesville OK. Mark is a very accomplished singer, Choir
Director, Praise and Worship Leader and has served in a number of interim Minister of Music
positions in both New Mexico and Oklahoma through the years.
Rod Treme, owner of Paul’s Journey says: “We’re very excited that Mark has accepted the job!
We feel that with his singing abilities, his experience, and his love for ministry he will fit in right
away with Paul’s Journey and we are looking forward to him being a part of our ministry.”
Mark’s first singing with the group will be January 10 in Ingleside TX!


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Jim & Melissa Brady Announce Touring Changes

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 31, 2018 – 9:05 am -

Jim & Melissa Brady Announce Touring Changes

Jim & Melissa Brady Announce Touring Changes

NASHVILLE, TN  — Jim and Melissa Brady have announced touring changes for their ministry. As of 2019, Layke Jones will no longer be traveling with Jim and Melissa.

 

Jim and Melissa will continue to travel and perform the songs their fans have come to know and love including hits from their latest record, Hope Keeps Writing The Song released on Daywind Records in mid September.

 

“We appreciate Layke’s contribution to our ministry and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors,” says Jim Brady. “We are very excited for this coming season in our ministry and look forward to seeing our fans in concert soon.”

 

“God has anointed every step of our ministry and I know that this change is no different,” says Melissa Brady. “We are so excited to continue to expand our ministry and share our hearts with our fans in the upcoming 2019 tour.”

 

Keep up with Jim & Melissa Brady at www.jimandmelissabrady.com

 

For booking contact the Harper Agency at info@harperagency.com


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Spencer Family is reuniting for one special Night

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 22, 2018 – 9:45 am -

Spencer Family is reuniting for one special Night

Spencer Family is reuniting for one special Night

The Spencer Family is reuniting for one special Night in Mansfield Ohio on Friday Dec 28th at 7pm. This Special night with JB ,Barbara, Wade, Geniece and Kevin is a very rare occasion for the whole family to join together. They will be singing many of there Chart topping hits. Also Joining them on this Special Night is Diamond Award Winning Sunrise Quartet of the. Year GloryWay Quartet. The Event will take place at the Cornerstone Free Will Baptist 1602 Walker Lake Rd Mansfield Ohio.


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Gary Casto Announces Changes to Tribute Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 19, 2018 – 10:49 am -

Nashville, TN (December 19, 2018) – Today, Gary Casto announces a major change to Tribute Quartet. Riley Harrison Clark, who has been with the group for almost 9 years, will be leaving the group to pursue a solo career at the end of December. The last two concerts to feature Riley will be on December 29 and 31.
The announcement comes on the heels of Riley’s debut solo release, Welcome To Me
For nearly a decade, the talented tenor vocalist has traveled as part of the acclaimed Tribute Quartet, earning multiple GMA Dove Award nominations and numerous #1 songs. His tenure with Tribute has afforded him a platform to sing on stages across the country and around the world, an opportunity that Riley does not take for granted.
“Gospel music would not know who Riley Harrison Clark was if it were not for Tribute Quartet,” shares Clark. “I am eternally grateful for Gary [Casto] taking a chance on me, as well as Josh [Singletary] and Anthony [Davis] for allowing me to share the stage with them night after night. It has been an unbelievable experience, and I know that big things lie ahead for them. However, the Lord has laid it on my heart that this is my time to step out and tell my story, and I am eager to do just that.”
“To say that we have been blessed to have had Riley Harrison Clark as a member of our team would be a major understatement,” states Gary Casto. “It has been an honor over the years to watch Riley as well as the ministry grow to what they are today. As a family, we are sad to see Riley leave, however, we are thrilled to witness the future the Lord has in store for him. We will be his biggest cheerleaders!”
Gus Gaches – a veteran of Gospel music and the recording arts – will fill the tenor vocalist position beginning January 2019.
Clark’s debut solo project, entitled Welcome To Me, released this fall and includes songs that speak to Riley’s personal journey, as well as aim to inspire listeners regardless of background, age, or walk of life. Without the confines of a style or genre, the songs were carefully curated to communicate a message, and are presented in a way that is uniquely Riley Harrison Clark.
For more information or to book Riley Harrison Clark, visit www.rileyharrisonclark.com.
For more information on Tribute Quartet, visit www.tributequartet.com

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