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Jeff and Sheri Easter in Concert

Written by Staff on June 13, 2016 – 2:12 pm -

Jeff and Sheri Easter and band

Jeff and Sheri Easter and band

Jeff and Sheri Easter were in concert at Farmers Family Restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on May 26. It was a terrific concert with an enthusiastic crowd!

Also performing that evening were artists Williamson Branch, friends of Jeff and Sheri Easter.
We are able to show a great ringside-seat view of the concert, courtesy of one of our amazing SGNScoops photographers and writers who attended that evening.

Morgan Easter

Morgan Easter

Sheri Easter

Sheri Easter

You can find out more about Jeff and Sheri Easter at their website here.

Jeff and Sheri’s latest release is Small Town. Their website says: “Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage is our brand new release featuring Jesus Loves You, Small Town Someone, Someone’s Listening and more. Produced by Jeff and Sheri Easter, Madison Easter and Greg Cole, the CD features 11 songs, several of which were co-written by Sheri along with some of Nashville’s most noted songwriters. It captures the warm, country-influenced musical style the group is known for and covers faith and family topics that have been important to Jeff and Sheri since they started the group three decades ago.”
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Jeff Easter

Jeff Easter

Jared Easter

Jared Easter

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Williamson Branch

Sheri Easter

Sheri Easter

Jeff Easter

Jeff Easter

Morgan Easter

Morgan Easter

Jeff and Sheri Easter and band

Jeff and Sheri Easter and band

Jeff Easter

Jeff Easter


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Ricky Braddy of Karen Peck and New River in hospital

Written by Staff on June 9, 2016 – 8:32 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Ricky Braddy of Karen Peck and New River

Ricky Braddy of  Karen Peck and New River is currently in the hospital.

Earlier today,  Karen posted the following on Facebook :

Ricky Braddy

Ricky Braddy

“Seems like today is definitely a day for extra prayers. Please pray for Ricky Dale Braddy. Yesterday he noticed a small red place on his hand. It began to swell and by the afternoon he was running a high fever. He is currently in the hospital with infection in his bloodstream. He is improving though…fever is down…thank the Lord!
We want to thank Devin McGlamery for filling in with us this weekend. We love y’all and thanks for always being there through the good and not so good times. #PrayNow”

SGNScoops is joining all the fans and friends of Karen Peck and New River for Ricky’s restored health.

Find Karen Peck and New River on Facebook here for more updates.

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Wow – Midnight Cry Gold City

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2016 – 10:34 pm -

Wow - Midnight Cry Gold City

Wow – Midnight Cry Gold City

From Gold City: This is my brother!!!! He has an anointing to reach the world! God has blessed him! LIKE AND SHARE!!

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Gold City Tenor Forms New Male Trio

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 2, 2016 – 10:55 pm -

Gold City Tenor Forms New Male Trio

Gold City Tenor Forms New Male Trio

Former Gold City Tenor Robert Fulton along with brothers Roy McCarty Jr. And Aaron McCarty have formed a new Southern Gospel male Trio called New Freedom.

Their debut single “We’re the Church” has just been released to Southern Gospel Radio on the UIA label disc #3054
New Freedom contact info.
P.O. Box 154 Oak Hill, OH 45656
PH: (740) 215-0812
Email: newfreedommusic@yahoo.com
Website: www.newfreedommusic.net
Facebook: facebook.com/newfreedomtrio
Twitter & Instagram: @newfreedommusic

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Praise the Lord!!! Tracy

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 28, 2016 – 9:21 am -

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Praise the Lord!!! Tracy

Tracy Update 5/28/16 – 11am
All numbers are back to normal!!! Praise the Lord!!! Tracy is going to the wedding Lord willing and coming back after the reception. He told Dr and nurses he was not gonna miss his son’s wedding.
He has a UTI, which means the everyday antibiotics into the bladder has stopped working. 😕 Will know tomorrow about culture results. They have him on a broad spectrum antibiotic until they know what it is.

Thanks for every prayer!!! Please keep praying!!!!!


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Kelly Nelon Clark begins filming first lead role

Written by Staff on May 13, 2016 – 2:01 pm -

Kelly Nelon

Kelly Nelon Clark

Kelly Nelon Clark has been acting for some time, as reported by SGN Scoops in the August 2014 edition of SGNScoops magazine, when Clark joined the faith-based film The Dancer. She told us in that issue, “I have always loved theater and film. If you look back to around 1980 you can see where I mentioned that it was a secret dream of mine. I have to give credit to a friend in Dallas, Georgia, who invited me to acting classes, Elizabeth Hale. I went with her the first time and I loved it! We all sat around with different scripts and each had our turn. It sounded really good in my head but when it came out the first time I felt heat come to my face. I didn’t quit; I just kept going back every week for that four-hour class. I’m still learning, but I’m loving it.”

Clark told her followers on Facebook today that she starts filming her first lead role on Monday. Author, publisher, screenwriter, actor, and producer of hardcore Christian books and Christian films, Donald James Parker says here, “I have cast her for the lead role in my next film, Old Rugged

The Nelons pictured with members of the Dallas, GA City Council along with Todd Nelon

The Nelons pictured with members of the Dallas, GA City Council along with Todd Nelon
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Cross, which will be shot in mid May of 2016. I truly think that Kelly can make the crossover very successfully and her fan base will be able to enjoy her talents in both areas for many years to come. I am confident Kelly will become a prominent player in the Indie Christian film arena. Who knows? Perhaps Hollywood will come calling someday with a faith based film that will allow Kelly to take a bigger stage. No one deserves it more.”

“Would you pray for me?” asks Clark. “Without sounding pretentious I start filming a movie, The Old Rugged Cross on Monday with Donald James Parker, Ken Dohse, Juli Tapken and more and these guys are professional and great at what they do. This is my first lead role with lots of dialogue. I’m new at this but I’m excited and ready for this journey. Pray that God will help me in every way to fulfill this role. My plate has been rather full lately but God won’t put you anywhere that He won’t provide what you need. Thank you to Jeff Rose who has coached me and encouraged me. You will never know how much I appreciate it. Thank you to Autumn Nelon Clark for going over my lines with me. I hope I make all of you proud!”

The Nelons Honored With GMA Hall Of Fame Induction

The Nelons Honored With GMA Hall Of Fame Induction

Kelly Nelon Clark also writes a column for SGNScoops magazine. See her latest “High Notes with Kelly Nelon Clark,” here.

Earlier this week, The Nelons were inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame. See that article here.

Congratulations Kelly from all of us at SGNScoops!!

 


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Burning Bridges release new album

Written by Staff on May 10, 2016 – 5:54 pm -

Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges is a husband/wife duo, which consists of Richard Asaro and his wife Anita. They are currently located in Darlington, SC. You will find that listening to their music, that the harmony is dynamic and the lyric of each song will draw you closer with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They have recently released a brand new album “Then Sings My Soul”, that will bless your heart as I can promise this won’t be an album you only listen to once.

You will find interesting that Burning Bridges have shared the stage with many notable artists, as well as new and upcoming artists such as Bobby and Carmen Hodge, The Perrys, His Calling, and Next Chapter. Some of the songs that you will hear on this album are: “How Great Thou Art”, “You Alone Are Worthy”, “Hit The Ground Running” and “Didn’t I Walk On The Water”.

Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges

Through listening to this album, you will find that each song strikes home and many will move you to tears as you surrender to Christ as you remember the price He paid for you at the Cross. Their publicist, Andrew Brunet releases this statement on their new album Then Sings My Soul: “This is an album that has become one of my favorites, as the Holy Spirit ministers and brings me into the presence of worship. Also, Richard has become one of my great friends and a brother in Christ. So it is a delight to be able to help them out.”

To find out more information about Burning Bridges and how to purchase their album, you can go to their website:http://www.burningbridgesministry.com, for booking you can give them a call at (843)-615-4600.


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Paula and Angie tour stops include Florida and South Carolina

Written by Staff on April 29, 2016 – 2:39 pm -

Paula and Angie

Paula and Angie

(Wilmington,  NC)- Meet Paula and Angie, a mother-daughter duo, who has been singing since 2013. Through listening to their music, you will begin to feel a passion like never before, when these two begin to share their message to you about what Christ has done in their lives.

The mission statement for their ministry is: “To be the hands and feet of Jesus.” Some of the songs that you may have heard them perform are: “God Will Open The Windows,” “God On The Mountain Medley,” and “I Am Redeemed. ” You will find that throughout their career, along with being featured artists from the Wilmington Celebration Choir, they have appeared with artists such as: Michael English, Karen Peck and New River, Lynda Randle, and The Hoppers.
Their publicist, Andrew Brunet shares this: “Through meeting Paula and Angie, you will find no greater friend, so spiritually wise and sharing their talent that our precious Lord and Savior has given them.”
Paula and Angie jpegYou can meet them at one of their tour stops, they would love to see you:
May 29– Bethesda United Methodist Church- Fairmont NC
June 4–  PrayzeFactor Tour- Jacksonville, FL
June 5– PrayzeFactor Tour-  Jacksonville, FL
June 12– First Baptist Church Woodburn- Leland, NC
June 18– PrayzeFactor Tour- Charleston, SC
June 19– PrayzeFactor Tour- Charleston, SC
You can purchase their music through digital outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Music. If you would like to find out more info about them, go to their website http:www.paulaandangiemusic.com. For booking inquiries, contact A.C.T.S Management, at 404-432-7648.
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Hope’s Journey Interview… The Rest of the Story

Written by Staff on March 17, 2016 – 4:27 pm -

 

Hope's Journey

Hope’s Journey

Charlie Sexton interviews Vonda Easley, Lauren Huckabee, Jordan Wilson and Chris Clay of Hope’s Journey. Part One appeared in the March 2016 issue of SGN Scoops. Here, Charlie tells the rest of the story!

 

Several years ago, a young, energetic group from the foothills of Alabama came on the Gospel music scene who, in an unusually short amount of time, won the hearts of folks all across America. It’s been my distinct privilege to watch them grow – not only as consummate professionals – but also as God-fearing ministers of the Gospel. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and spend some time with these fun-loving, down home folks. Today is your lucky day. You get to enjoy the rest of that conversation. Hang on. You ain’t ready for this!

 

Hope's Journey

Hope’s Journey

CS: Vonda here’s one for you.  Before his death, Gospel Music legend Jake Hess suffered from many different health issues.  When his friends and fans asked him how he was feeling, his answer, without fail, was always  “Nothin’ But Fine!” It eventually became his mantra. In recent years, you have become well known for starting your radio show and your social media posts with “Hey, Y’all!” How did that come about?

 

VE: I’ve said it all my life. I’m a country girl and I’m proud of that. We went to a church one night and I met the pastor on the way in. I greeted him and his wife with “Hey Y’all.” He said,  “It is for real; you aren’t faking!”  I remember telling him that if I was gonna be fake, I’d be more proper! I guess my “Hey Y’all” just stuck. I get asked all the time when I’m out shopping if I am The “Hey Y’all” Lady… Hey, it works!

 

Lauren and Vonda of Hope's Journey

Lauren and Vonda of Hope’s Journey

CS: I love it!  In all honesty, people have just really come to expect you to say that!  It’s kinda like going to a McKameys concert and anticipating Peg waving her hanky and kicking her shoes off.  It’s not just a part of your ‘shtick’; it’s truly part of who ‘you’ are!               

Okay.  I’m going to ask each of you to tell me one word that best describes one of your fellow group members.  If you want to elaborate, that’s fine… but give us that one word, first.

 

CS: Lauren, describe Jordan.

 

LH: Loveable.  Jordan is only 19 years old and he absolutely loves singing about Jesus! He is my little road trip buddy sometimes, and we always have a blast. After concerts at the table is always interesting because all the little ladies just love him to pieces! He is all around precious, and I look at him like the little brother I never had.

 

Hope's JourneyCS: Chris, describe Vonda.

 

CC: Loyal.  There are a lot of other words that fit her, but she may just be the most loyal friend I’ve ever had. If she tells you she’ll be there, you can count on it. She’s definitely one of the best friends I have ever had.

 

CS: Vonda, describe Lauren.

 

VE: Beautiful. That’s her, inside and out!

 

Hope's JourneyCS: Jordan, describe Chris.

 

JW: Jealous.  It’s a known fact that Chris is terribly jealous of bass singers, so he really gives me a hard time…  (Jordan laughs.) No, seriously, Chris has been such been a good mentor to me, since I joined the group. He’s a great singer and truly loves the Lord. I really enjoy working with him and I consider him a very good friend. So, that is my word to describe him… friend.

 

CS: Here’s another fun question.  If they were going to make a movie about Hope’s Journey, what Gospel Music personality would you like to play you?

 

VE: I think Brenda Robinson of New Desire could play me perfect. She knows me well and we even sound alike! I love that lady.

CC:      Mark Lowry. No doubt. Only his jokes are better than mine.

LH: Amber Nelon. Because she’s beautiful, sweet, and has vocal talent like none other!

JW: My good friend Josh Singletary. I mean, really, don’t you think he would make a good bass singer?

 

Hope's JourneyCS: Well, this has been fun, y’all! We could do this all day, but we need to close this down until next time. Any final thoughts from you, Vonda?

 

VE: I’d like to thank you, Charlie! This has been really fun. I’ve made so many friends in this industry through the years, but I’d have to say that you, my friend, are one of the best. You are one of the good guys, Charlie, and I’m thankful for you!

             

 

Editor’s note: We are happy to welcome Charlie Sexton as a guest writer for SGNScoops, doing a terrific job of delving into the world of Hope’s Journey. Be sure to catch more of his interview with this group in SGNScoops’ March 2016 magazine.

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Jerry “JT” Tinkle in new group Open Heart Quartet

Written by Staff on March 17, 2016 – 2:23 pm -

Open Heart Quartet with Jerry "JT" Tinkle

Open Heart Quartet with Jerry “JT” Tinkle

Message from Jerry “JT” Tinkle:

Hello there!  It has been awhile since I sent out any emails concerning my music ministry.  So, I’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that I am “On the Road Again” , singing southern gospel music, the best music on Earth!

 The name of my new group is Open Heart Quartet, based out of Bedford, IN. The group has a presence on Facebook as well as a website: www.openheartquartet.com. I trust that all reading this email are doing well in the Lord, and I look forward to seeing you all once again at some point down the road!

 May God bless you all!  Jerry “JT” Tinkle,  Baritone for Open Heart Quartet

 

Open Heart Quartet consists of Chris Begarly, Mike Atchison, Gary Craig and Jerry Tinkle, based out of Bedford, Indiana. Their Facebook bio states: “We started as a group several years ago. There have been a few changes in the group members. But the sound has remained. The first and foremost goal of Open Heart is to minister about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We sing in 4 states at the moment, and are adding more along the way. If you would Like to schedule Open Heart for you Church service Contact Marcella Reed at 812-239-3302 or marciereed7@aol.com .

 

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