Majestic, starring Kim Collingsworth and produced by ViewFinders TV has been awarded the Telly’s highest honor.
The Telly Awards were founded in 1979 honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV programs and broadcast specials. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
The production, Majestic was recorded in front of a sold out crowd in Greenville South Carolina’s Memorial Auditorium.
Under the direction of Kim White and the ViewFinders production team, Majestic was captured in high definition and recorded in surround sound.
The elaborate scenic design, dramatic lighting, and special effects were the perfect complimented to this extraordinary program.
A prestigious panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals judge the Telly Awards. This year there were nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, and with less than 10% of entries chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, this is truly an honor.
Clarke Beasley, Executive Director of The National Quartet Convention stated: “We are so proud to present Kim Collingsworth with The Telly Award for Majestic on Friday during our afternoon showcase. The NQC has worked with producer Kim Ryan White for over 15 years. In fact, Kim and her company, Viewfinders TV are handling all NQC’s broadcasting production and live streaming. Kim White is the best in the business. We are honored to have her and her staff share our music with the world.”
Majestic is available on DVD & CD by visiting thecolllingsworthfamily.com And you can find out more about ViewFinders at viewfinderstv.com
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SGN Scoops’ roving reporter, Craig Harris, had the opportunity to catch the Heritage of Gold Tour at the National Quartet Convention on Wednesday, September 30. The artists appearing during this event included Gold City, The Lefevre Quartet, Steve Ladd, Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, and Wilburn and Wilburn.
We hope you enjoy these great shots of some terrific vocalists. Gold City has a great heritage of pure quartet singing and strong Gospel anthems. Tim Riley will always be the consumate bass singer who guided many young quartet men through the paths of Southern Gospel, toward becoming great vocalists in their own right and beginning their own groups. Many of those make an appearance in these pictures, including Mike LeFevre, Steve Ladd, Jay Parrack, Jonathan Wilburn and of course, Daniel Riley.
SGN Scoops has several representatives wandering the aisles of NQC, though you may not recognize them. Regular readers will recognize the names of Craig Harris, Marcie Gray, Erin Stevens( The Stevens Family) , Hannah Webb (The Rick Webb Family), Jaquita Lindsey (11th Hour), Justin Gilmore, and more. Many of our writers are also vocalists, and you can find them with their Gospel groups. When you do, say hello and tell them how much you appreciate their gifts of writing and photography.
For more news and information, keep tuned to SGN Scoops Facebook page here.
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Common Love Trio is a mixed group based out of Douglasville Georgia. We are seeking a Female Soprano to complete our ministry team. The new team member must live the Christian lifestyle and be able to commit in serving the Lord each weekend. The ideal candidate must be a non smoker and must be able to maintain the Soprano part correctly. If you are interested in the open position please contact Todd Johnson at 678-858-9849. www.
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Title Cut “Time Machine” Sixth Consecutive Number One
Hiltons, Virginia (September 25, 2015) Claiming the #1 spot on both the Absolutely Gospel Music Weekly Chart and the Singing News Monthly Chart for the title cut from their latest CD Time Machine, the Browders are living up to their name as a group who consistently produces number one songs.
Sitting at the number one spot for four consecutive weeks on the Absolutely Gospel Music Weekly Chart and landing at the number one spot for the month of November in the Singing News Monthly chart, “Time Machine” is a song straying from their usual Southern Gospel format, but still strong enough to climb to the top of both charts. Perhaps it’s because the message of the song is so strong, encouraging us to remember that we cannot go back in a time machine and we need to love our kids and family now and do what we are going to do for Jesus now, before our time runs out.
Lead singer for the group, Matthew Browder commented, “The overwhelming support we have received in radio the last few years has been nothing short of miraculous. We are thankful for His favor on our lives and ministry.”
In addition to the success of their songs, the Browders are pleased to announce the addition of a live band now traveling with them. Sonya Browder has already been playing the keyboard on select song as well as Matthew, David, and Tommy Browder playing guitars on select songs now the addition of Burton Ludwig playing electric and acoustic guitar andDerek Cress on drums, they are displaying a full band and the sound is terrific.
Sonya stated, “For many years, we have had the desire to carry a full band on the road, but knew it would have to be in the Lord’s will and timing. Among the four of us, we already had acoustic lead, rhythm guitar, bass, and keyboard. So the addition of drums and electric lead is just the icing on the cake. It has given us the flexibility of playing songs completely live, and in the coming months, you will see us do even more of that.”
Burton Ludwig is 23 years old and Sonya’s brother, hailing from the great state of Maine. He started spending the summers with Matt and Sonya in Tennessee when he was just 15 years old. He would go on the road with The Browders, carrying equipment and help in any way he could. The summer he was almost 17, just before he went back home, Matt and Tommy showed him a few chords on the guitar. By the time he came back down the next summer, he had advanced tremendously and they found out he had been practicing nearly every day, teaching himself by watching YouTube videos. When he graduated high school, he joined the Browders full-time, for about 3 years. He took a year’s sabbatical to spend time with his mom and dad (who are nearly 80) back in Maine, but is now back on the road, more sure of his calling now than ever before.
Matt said “Burton joyfully did the menial tasks of loading equipment in and out and assisting us in any way he could for several years. I believe God saw his effort and heart and has gifted him and promoted him for his humble service. We’re thrilled he is part of the team.”
Derek Cress is 25 years old and has been in full-time ministry for over 5 years with an evangelistic team and Christian theater in our local area of Kingsport, TN. While the Browders were praying about adding a full-time drummer to their band, they had no idea that God was also speaking to Derek about taking his talent on the road. He contacted David Browder via Facebook stating that fact, and within a few months, he joined the group. He came highly recommended by the ministry he was formerly with and you can see why. He has a servant’s heart, and a genuine love for the Lord, as well as an undeniable calling.
Patriarch of the group, Tommy Browder added, “We are thrilled he is part of the team and it already feels like he’s one of the family.”
If you would like to interview the Browders contact AG Publicity at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can find out more about the Browders by going to http://www.thebrowders.com orhttps://www.facebook.com/
About The Browders
From their beginning traveling together as a family in a Dodge Omni car, to a successful music ministry with national hits, The Browders of Hiltons, Virginia are one of the most exciting groups to step on stage in many years. This family group consists of Tommy Browder, his sons, Matthew and David, and Matthew’s wife, Sonya. They travel year round, keeping a full concert schedule as well as holding revivals across the country. One of their most captivating qualities is that The Browders play much of their music live with Tommy on acoustic lead, David on bass, Matthew on rhythm guitar Burt on electric guitar, Derek on drums, and Sonya on piano. They also write most of their own music.
In recent years, they have been steadily expanding and improving their ministry for the glory of God. The were voted “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in the prestigious 2013 AGM Awards. They have enjoyed Absolutely Gospel Music and Singing News #1 song charting success with their original songs.
Though things change throughout the years, their mission has remained the same—to bring hope to a lost and dying world and to encourage and challenge believers. They’re real and they’re anointed. We hope that in the near future you are able to attend or host a Browders’ concert to experience how God is working through this team.
For more artist information and news, read the latest SGN Scoops digital magazine.
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Bonus Sunday Evening Concert Sets The Stage for Thousands of Gospel Music Fans
Last night – Sunday, September 28, 2015 – early arrivers enjoyed a bonus evening concert by the top names in gospel music including The Hoppers, Mark Trammell Quartet, Greater Vision, the Jim Brady Trio and Tim Lovelace.
largest annual event.
Special events during the week include the Singing News Fan Awards, a fan-voted program of Singing News Magazine, on Sept. 30, the keynote address by Dr. David Jeremiah on Oct. 2, the Cathedrals’ Family Reunion featuring several alumni of gospel’s most celebrated group on Sept. 30 and a Gospel Music Hymn Sing hosted by
Gerald Wolfe on Oct. 3.
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Welcome to SGN Scoops’ Fast Five! This is where we ask an artist to answer five questions about themselves and then we all get to learn a little more about them.
SGN: How was GladHeart formed? Where did you get the name?
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SGN Scoops was thrilled to be a part of the second annual Gerald Crabb Gospel Music Fest held in the North Georgia Trade and Convention Center this
past July. From Wednesday, July 8, through Sunday, July 12, fans were treated to great music, amazing vocalists, uplifting worship and wonderful fellowship.
The Gospel Fest started with a bang as many of the artists gathered at Heritage Park in Dalton, Georgia, on Wednesday night for a Crabb cookout, prepared and served by Alisa Asbury and her family. Some of the musicians got out their guitars and had a Gospel jam session. What a great time of singing!
The evening concerts of the Gospel Music Fest were a delight for audience and artist alike. Host of the weekend, Gerald Crabb, welcomed various family members to the stage. His daughter Terah Crabb Penhollow appeared, along with Adam, Jason, and Jason’s daughters Ashleigh and Emma
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After a heart CATH procedure on Monday September 21st, Keith Brady of The BRADYS was told that he needed to make immediate plans for open heart surgery that included 5 bypasses! The surgery was done on Tuesday September 22! It was a lengthy surgery but the Heart Surgeon declared it to be a definite success! However, the Surgeon did indicate that only 3 bypasses were able to be performed out of the five that were needed, due to the fact that the other two remaining damaged arteries were too far gone to be repaired! In spite of this fact, the Surgeon stated he was very pleased with the outcome! In his words, the three arteries that were repaired were already producing a far greater increase in blood flow than Keith’s pre-surgery condition! As with all surgeries of this type, the first 48 hours are very critical and there is a rather lengthy recovery period!
There were literally thousands of people praying for Keith and in fact in the few moments before surgery there were 6 preachers from three different states in the room praying with he and the family! PRAYER made the difference! The Bradys have had to cancel several weeks of bookings and it is undetermined at this time how many weeks may yet have to be canceled. This will be a weekly decision based on Keith’s continued progress, but they are believing that through the prayers of God’s people Keith will soon be back on the road ministering in song for the Lord as he so desires to do!
The BRADYS are asking for their friends across the country to keep Keith and the group in their prayers! Those wishing to send cards, letters, or financial donations to help with expenses, may send them to: Keith Brady, C/O The Bradys, 210 Crossing Lane #C-23, Dothan AL 36303.
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Last month, the Christian Country Expo in Pigeon Forge welcomed a wealth of talent both new and seasoned! Chuck Day was on hand to receive the 2015 Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award from SGN Scoops CEO, Rob Patz. Also appearing that week was Kelly Coberly, a Christian Country/Southern Gospel vocalist who is newer to the Christian music stage.
Kelly tells us the experience was amazing.
As if appearing at the Christian Country Expo wasnt a big enough blessing in itself, the Wednesday evening concert turned out to be an even bigger blessing than I had imagined. As I was headed backstage to get my music queued up for my performance, I was stopped by one of the other artists. She said “Kelly, we were just talking about you.” She then introduced me to Chuck Day, who wrote “Midnight Cry.” She said she had been telling Chuck about how I sang “Midnight Cry” at Tuesday’s showcase.I had never met him before, and I didn’t realize that he was there, so when she introduced us, I was a little shocked and speechless. That evening, I had the honor of singing “MidnightCry” at the concert, with Chuck Day present in the audience. I have to admit, I was a little nervous and my voice was pretty shaky, but I was so honored to have such a wonderful opportunity. “Midnight Cry” is such a great song, and to be able to sing it for the writer himself was a moment I will never forget.Soon after, Chuck took the stage to perform, and was presented with the 2015 Christian Country Living Legend Diamond Award. Chuck stopped by my booth later and told me “Good job!”The entire week was a blessing, and I am honored to have been a part of the event, but Wednesday night was so surreal for me, and a huge blessing and honor.
Chuck Day was among several well-known names at the Christian Country Expo, August 24-27, 2015. Other artists appearing included Chris Golden, Kevin Rowe, The McKay Project, Tommy Brandt and Tommy Brandt II, The Schoefields, The Branscombs, Jim Sheldon, Lindsay Huggins, Tina Wakefield, Sharron Kay King, Robin Springs, Ava Kasich, Jan Harbuck, and more.
The next event at Pigeon Forge held by SGN Scoops is the 2015 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, November 2-5, 2015. Featuring many great Gospel artists and hosting the 2015 Diamond Awards, Creekside is a great vacation destination for those who love Southern Gospel music. For more information click here.
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Robert York’s Concert Ramblings: 15TH ANNIVERSARY FOR GLORYBOUND QUARTET
I had the opportunity to get to the 15th Anniversary Singing for Glorybound Quartet at the First Baptist Church, Canton, GA. Their special guest for the evening was The LeFevre Quartet.
Robert Reese is the founder and manager of Glorybound. He and his wife Linda actually started 29 years ago doing a program for the area called White Christmas. It provides a special Christmas for the less fortunate children in Cherokee County. They would bring in special artists to perform at the event. Then Robert and Linda got the idea of forming a group and doing the benefit themselves inorder
to provide more for the children. Thus, Glorybound Quartet was formed, a Southern Gospel group which includes baritone Gary Courington, lead vocalist Brad Cox and tenor Steven Evans. Their pianist is Andrew Jones.
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