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The Guardians to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Written by Staff on May 27, 2015 – 8:11 am -

The Guardians

The Guardians

Pigeon Forge, TN – The Guardians from Ohio are the newest artist  scheduled to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. This male trio, consisting of Dean Hickman, Dale Uhrig and John Darin Rowsey have had several songs on the national charts, with their latest single entitled “Somebody Prays,” also charting.

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

“The Guardians are a fantastic trio and we are thrilled that they will be our 2015 Diamond Awards Spotlight Artist!” saysRob Patz of SGN Scoops, one of the sponsors of this event. “The guys will be with us for all four days and I know the Creekside audiences will embrace them and their ministry. I am so looking forward to this event and I hope that all Guardians fans make their plans today to join us!”

The Convention has already announced several artists who will be performing, including The Freemans, Jordan’s Bridge, The Hoskins Family, John Lanier, Exodus, Dr. Jerry Goff and more.
Make your plans now to be at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, TN. Fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-920-4057. For more information visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

 


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SGN Scoops Fast Five with The Wine Family

Written by Staff on May 25, 2015 – 1:32 pm -

The Wine Family

The Wine Family

SGN Scoops welcomes The Wine Family to the stage of Fast Five.

The Wine Family shared their story with us:

Based out of Lake Wales, Florida, The Wine Family’s beginnings can be traced to a Valentine’s banquet. Fifteen minutes was the given time. Four songs were planned. Three very nervous people stood to sing for the first time. And while that night won’t go down in history as being perfect, God had a plan.
Now five years later, the family is still singing and the Lord is blessing. With a busy schedule, four projects recorded, and now several singles to radio, it would be very easy to become sidetracked. This family however, has stayed true to their calling through it all.
The Wine Family’s desire has and always will be, to share the love of Christ.

 

The Wine Family members are:

John Wine – Dad – Baritone – Bass Guitar – Pays the bills. :)

Cindy Wine – Mom – Biggest fan and cheerleader. She doesn’t sing.

John and Cindy’s children:

Joseph Wine – 24 years old – Lead – Sound man – Piano – Computer.

Tabitha Wine – 19 years old – Alto – Piano – Makes us look good.

Isaac Wine – 16 years old – Baritone – Guitar.

 

Current project: He Still Does.

Current single: “What A Beautiful Day.”

 

The Wine Family

The Wine Family

SGN: When each of you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

John: Since I was a little boy, I’ve always been into electronics. If it had wires, I would tear it apart to see how it worked. Back then, the only electronics store was Radio Shack and at any given time, there was a stack of their catalogs next to my bed. My dream as a little fellow was to work for them.

Joseph: Maybe a mechanic or a race car driver. Dad comments that he really liked cars… still does.

Tabitha: Two things I wanted to be: an airplane pilot and a pirate.

Isaac: I’m still fairly young, my dream is to be a studio musician.

 

SGN: Can you tell us the nicknames of each group member? 

John: Not everyone has a nickname. I call Tabitha “Little Girl” and also “Sissie.” At one time Isaac’s nickname was “I-Pie.”

 

SGN: Who is your musical inspiration? 

John: There are many: Phillips, Craig and Dean, Larnelle Harris, Steve Green, The Archers, Truth, Michael English, The Martins, Talley Trio, Gaither Vocal Band, The Whisnants, The Perrys and on and on and on.

Joseph: Michael English (vocally)

Tabitha: (Did not answer). Dad comments: “Musically, my daughter is old school. One example of someone she likes is Michael Buble’.”

Isaac: Joe Bonamassa and Mateusasato. I’m really into guitars in these days.

 

SGN: What Gospel song or hymn would you like to have written/recorded? 

John: Once again, there are many. “To God Be The Glory,” “I Rest My Case At The Cross,” “I’m Gonna Make It,” Sinner Saved By Grace,” just to name a few.

Joseph: Well I love the hymn “It Is Well,” but I’m scared to say I would’ve liked to write it because of the back story/ history.

Tabitha: “How Great Thou Art.”

Isaac: “It Is Well.” The story of how it was written is pretty amazing.

 

winefamSGN: Who is your favorite Bible person and why? 

John: No way can I give just one. David was an amazing man who seemed to live way before his time. Abraham was called the friend of God… what more needs to be said. And then there is Peter. I relate to him because he was constantly putting his shoe in his mouth. :)

Joseph: In these days, it would be David. Because he knew where to turn when he made mistakes. Psalms 51

Tabitha: Jesus, He gave new life and hope.

Isaac: Paul, because he was a cool dude. I also love the story of Ruth.

 

Thanks so much to the Wine Family for contributing to SGN Scoops’ Fast Five. To learn more about the Wine Family, visit their website.

For more Fast Five from SGN Scoops, visit our website every Monday!

 

 


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Masters Voice Makes a Big Change!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 22, 2015 – 11:05 pm -

Masters Voice

Masters Voice

Masters Voice, one of Southern Gospel’s most beloved trios, announces that effective immediately they are a quartet.

Ricky Capps has been the Master’s Voice tenor for 20 years, leading the Master’s Voice singing/evangelism team. Justin Morphis has been singing lead with the group, adding a dynamic and recognizable voice.

Recently, Master’s Voice added Stan Watson at Baritone. His baritone vocal brings versatility to the group and his love for people is obvious in his performances.

To round out the quartet, Master’s Voice needed a great bass singer and they found one in Jerry Pilgrim. No stranger to Southern Gospel Music, Jerry has a show stopping bass voice, rounding out the new Master’s Voice Quartet lineup!

Butler Music Group President and Master’s Voice Manager states, “Ricky sent me an mp3 featuring the new quartet line-up. I can say without hesitation that I heard the next big male quartet in Southern Gospel Music. I am speechless!”

For more information on Master’s Voice check out mastersvoice.com or butlermusicgroup.com.


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Reflections with Sherry Anne: Who Are You?

Written by Staff on May 22, 2015 – 10:18 am -

 

Sherry Anne

Sherry Anne

Not that long ago, I ran into a very well-respected, famous comedian in the airport. Excitedly, I blurted out “I know who you are!” To which he responded in a personification of his beloved television character: “Well, WHOOO are you?” Following a brief chuckle, I answered, nervously, by telling him what I do—which is not necessarily who I am but, rather, just that: what I do…

Ironically enough, within months of that encounter, this renowned celebrity of over 30 years or more, began making shocking national headlines with a revelation of his character completely contradictory to what the general public knew and believed about him. I immediately recalled our conversation and couldn’t help but to wonder… “Who are YOU, sir?!!”

I know who I am… and… who I am not:

I am not a Democrat or a Republican, but I am for a “Democratic Republic.”

As one who is a business owner in the free enterprise system and welcomes entrepreneurialism, I commend fellow Republicans…

As one who fell on hard times and limitations growing up, partaking of government programs, I appreciate fellow Democrats…

As one who believes that each person has a right to their own decisions, I understand fellow liberals. I do. For even God has granted us free will. He never forces anyone to believe in Him or follow Him. He does, however, command us to love one another as we love Him (John 13:34-35) and promises us that if we are obedient to Him and His commands that He will “make of thee a great nation” and “will bless thee, and make thy name great; [that] thou shalt be a blessing” (Gen 12:2).

I believe in saving the environment as long as it includes saving the environment of the unborn child (i.e. womb).

I believe in regulating aliens as long as we don’t alienate them in the process.

I believe in the right to love as long as you rightly love God and His Word first (Whose standards of holiness, by the way, do not change).

I believe in extending a hand liberally, spending conservatively, forming government democratically, but governing our lives independently.

As such, I am Republibecrat! If this offends you, I am sorry. Jesus was of no political affiliation.

Does anyone have the truth?

To be sure, there is One who said, I AM the truth… (John 14:6)

What does this truth teach us? It teaches us to: pray for those who persecute us, lend a hand to those in need, forgive willingly (70 times 7), give cheerfully, love sacrificially, discern judiciously, rebuke lovingly, admonish graciously and exhort generously in the word of God.

We are encouraged in 2 Timothy 2:15 to study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” We are to read His word daily and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). Truth, then, is the great emancipator of the soul.

So, no, my friends, I am really not a Republibecrat— I am a believer in Messiah, the Anointed One, who came not to condemn the world using smear campaign or coy politics, but that the world, through Him might be saved (John 3:16). Perhaps if we all kept this in mind, we wouldn’t need sides, debates or fund raising campaigns; but rather, hands to hold in prayer, arms to lean on for support and feet to walk each other forward. After all didn’t Jesus command us to be His feet and His hands to a lost and hurting world?

This year, move forward away from past bellicose arguments. Seek higher ground based on the rock hard foundation of Jesus Christ. Follow in the psalmist’s cry and allow the truth of God’s word to emancipate your soul to be all that God created YOU to be! He believes in you, won’t you believe in Him?

In You, O Lord, I put my trust;
Let me never be ashamed;
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
 Bow down Your ear to me,
Deliver me speedily;
Be my rock of refuge,
A fortress of defense to save me.

For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.
 Pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength.
 Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

(Psalm 31:1-5)

Written by Sherry Anne, Gospel singer.

First published by SGN Scoops digital magazine in February 2015. For current issues of SGN Scoops click on the mainpage. 


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Mickey Bell Returns to Radio Saturday May 23/15

Written by Staff on May 22, 2015 – 9:16 am -

Mickey Bell

Mickey Bell

Ladies and Gentlemen! The day has finally come! Mickey Bell returns to radio on Saturday, May 23, on This Week in Southern Gospel, presented by SGN Scoops. Mickey’s featured guest for this first show is Jason Crabb and escribes his show as “A weekly two-hour syndicated program of fun, giving you the lighter side of the Southern Gospel Music industry.”

 
This Week in Gospel Music will air on WVSG, Virginia on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00 pm (EST). Other radio stations airing the show include KNMG in Savannah, MO;  WWIC Radio AM-1050 in Scottsboro, Alabama; WTGF 90.5 Truth Radio in Pensacola, Fl; Radio CIA Benbrook Texas;  WPIL in Heflin, AL, and many more
 
Online, you can also hear Mickey on Rapture Radio in the UK at https://www.facebook.com/raptureradiochristianmusic


You can listen to Mickey Bell online at www.thisweekingospelmusic.com by dowloading the application to your digital device. Those with Androids can get your app of the show now. iPhone apps coming any day now. This will be the only way you can hear the archived shows. Download the app here: http://ThisWeekinGospelMusic.mobapp
 
You can find out more about Mickey Bell from his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/thisweekingospelmusic
 
SGN Scoops presents This Week in Gospel Music with Mickey Bell is currently signing more stations. Stations can sign up here: bit.ly/stationsignup . Program Directors can check out more information at www.thisweekingospelmusic.com.
Gospel Music Today with Mickey Bell

Gospel Music Today with Mickey Bell


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This Week’s Harmony Road Features Broadcast Premiere of Lindsay Huggins “Praying Women”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 22, 2015 – 9:15 am -

Lindsay Huggins

Lindsay Huggins

Program Also Includes LeFevre Quartet, Mark Bishop, Perrys, Mark Trammel Quartet

Signal Mountain, TN, This week’s Harmony Road TV program will feature the broadcast premiere of, “Praying Women,” from Lindsay Huggins. The Program also includes the LeFevre Quartet and their concept video, “Put it Right There,” along with Mark Bishop, “God Builds Churches with Broken People,” “Great is Thy Faithfulness” by the Perrys, and “I Believe, I Believe, I Believe” from the Mark Trammel Quartet.

Hosted by Gospel Music veteran Les Butler, this episode originates from The Barn at Bear Hollow in Monteagle, Tennessee, home of this summer’s, “Fabulous Friday Nights,” Gospel Music Dinner Theater.

Honoring our mothers and other praying women in our lives, Lindsay Huggins video has been touching people online as well as in churches and other venues. All the videos in the program are sure to bless, challenge and encourage.

Information on Harmony Road and its affiliates can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com. Connect with Harmony Road TV on Facebook at www.facebook.com/harmonyroadtv. To find out more about “Fabulous Friday Nights” Dinner Theater go to www.butlermusicgroup.com.

Harmony Road is now available to over 85 million television homes across the country in addition to online streaming, ROKU, mobile app and more,

Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center and WMJN29 is the programs technical director. More information can be found at www.wmjn29.com. Roger Spears is program program producer. He can be reached at roger@harmonyroadtv.com


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Younger Perspective: Kristopher Erwin  

Written by Staff on May 21, 2015 – 1:58 pm -

By Erin Stevens

Here at Younger Perspective, my main goals are to A) Let you get to know your youthful favorites a little better in the gospel music world, and to B) Keep it ‘all in the family.’ Family groups continue to be the key ingredient that unites our industry. It’s the younger generation spreading the Message that adds that extra, special touch alongside their parents and siblings. Many of you will remember when the adorable Miss Katie Erwin dropped by to chat with us last year. This year, it’s time to focus on one of her talented young brothers that help lock the tight, family harmonies of The Erwins. Please make welcome the soon-to-be 19 year old Kristopher Erwin. You never know; he may just break out in the B-I-B-L-E while munching on some lo mein, all while capturing it on film. Kris, the floor’s yours…

 

Erin: Being surrounded by music all your life, at what point did you personally feel called into ministry?

Kris: Growing up in an evangelistic home, traveling from church to church every week has always been the norm for me. My dad has been an evangelist for over 41 years. The first time I was on stage, I was about three years old. While my dad was introducing me, I reached for the microphone. Dad, expecting me to sing, “Jesus Loves Me” or “The B-I-B-L-E,” handed me the mic and I sang “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie.  So, that’s how my stage debut went down in history! In all honesty, singing has just been a natural part of growing up for our family. I suppose the best way to put it, is that I’ve somehow always ‘known’ I had a calling on my life.  

 

 

Erin: Anyone who follows you on Instagram would know you love all things Polaroid. What started that vintage hobby?

Kris:  A lifelong family friend from Beaumont, Texas (who we all call “Grandma”) gave me a box full of old Polaroid and Super 8 cameras; and of course, I started putting them to use. Now, I have no money, but instead a lot of neat Polaroid snaps that I enjoy sharing with everybody.  

 

 

Erin: Out of all the cities and states you’ve traveled through, what is your favorite stop to make?

Kris: I have such a strong love for New York City. I make time to visit multiple times a year. Some day, if I could, I’d live there in a heartbeat.

 

 

Erin: Is there anyone in our industry who has had a profound impact on your ministry and/or musical perspective?

Kris:  It would be impossible to name just one, but no individual has impacted our ministry musically more than Steve Hurst. He’s tremendously helped my siblings and I grow vocally and as a group. We could never repay him for the invaluable lessons he has taught us.

 

 

Erin: Share a behind-the-scenes look at the family’s recent studio recording process of Ready To Sail. 

Kris: This CD is our first project to release with StowTown Records. We wanted to define our sound with this project, and StowTown gave us the platform to do just that and more! The entire process was incredible, from cutting tracks at the Sony studios on Music Row in Nashville; to watching the incredible Wayne Haun produce; to walking into Lifeway Christian Bookstore and seeing our product on the shelves. It’s been an amazing experience. As an added bonus, we had the privilege of having Ernie Haase sing a song with us that he wrote. We trust everyone enjoys it as much as we did making it.

 

 

Erin: Everyone has one! What’s your number one embarrassing moment either on the road or on stage, or both?

Kris: Oh boy, this is a good one. I think I was 12. My brothers and I were singing at a church in the panhandle of Texas, and I got horribly sick to my stomach, mid-verse of an a cappella song.  Fortunately, I made it off stage before it got graphic (just barely!), but I did leave my brothers to finish the song as a duet (which I assume was just as bad as my instant illness).

 

 

Erin: Comedy or action movies? Snow or sand? Chinese or Mexican food? Bow tie or skinny tie? Hot sauce or mild?

Kris: Comedy. Sand. Chinese. Skinny. The hotter the better!

 

 

Erin: Is there a Scripture verse that has recently impacted you? 

Kris: John 8:36 – Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

 

 

Erin: If there were a particularly special moment you could go back to in your childhood, what would it be?

Kris: There are many wonderful experiences I wish I could relive, especially from family vacations and childhood Christmases. I was blessed with a godly upbringing. Growing up in an atmosphere where there was so much love; that’s something I will never take for granted. I’m honored to do what I love with my family. Let the memory making continue…

 

 

Erin: In this day and age where young men are being pulled and influenced by so many secular sources, how are you taking a stand for Christ and being a light to the guys looking to your example?

Kris: Even though I’m on the road, often I’m still faced with a lot of the same temptations that all young people have. I’m trying to be as genuine and authentic as I can be, while giving the entire honor to God. I try to live my life with the thought that I take Jesus everywhere I go, and therefore, He sees everything I do. I don’t want to do anything that could hurt my testimony. I only have one life to live for Christ, I want it to count, and ultimately, make Him proud. He deserves all the glory.

 

Now back to Erin…

Have you given Christ the secret places in your life? Have you opened every door, allowing Him access to the corners of your heart? I am encouraged to know there are godly, young men like Kristopher who still put Him first, who still strive to be more like Him every day. No one ever said it would be easy, but the heavenly reward far outweighs the struggles we face here on this earth. It takes a daily dying to self. Jesus tells us that if we give our very lives to serve Him, He will fill every void and heal every hurt. He will make us brand, new creations in Him. Today could be YOUR day to start with a clean slate, take up that cross, and be sold out to serving Him.

 

Thank you to Kris for stopping by and brightening everyone’s day here in the world of the ‘younger perspectives.’ You’re awesome, Kris! Praying God’s best over you and your family as you travel the long and winding road.

Until next month, Scoops’ fans… 

And that’s my take on it.

For more information on Kris Erwin and The Erwins click HERE.

First published by SGN Scoops digital magazine in April 2015. For current issue of SGN Scoops click HERE.


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SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday: What Can An SG Newbie Expect At A Concert?

Written by Staff on May 20, 2015 – 8:10 am -

wackywednesdayWelcome to another edition of Wacky Wednesday. SGN Scoops has polled about 18 artists about various things and received their answers. We have used this (not so much) scientific process to tabulate the Wacky Wednesday Top Ten (more or less)!

 

Today our subject is: What can someone new to Southern Gospel expect at a concert?

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

Our panel of expert artists gave us the following answers. These are not in any particular order. Do you agree/disagree?

 

Our first set of artists all gave very positive responses….

Billy Blackwood…It’s supposed to be fun!

Michaela Brown…You’ll leave feeling good!

Karen Peck…It’s very uplifting

Gary Casto

Gary Casto

Gary Casto…Best music in the world

David Sutton…You will be blessed

Greg Bentley…It’s life changing!

Booth Brothers1*…Be ready to clap your hands and have a good time!

Booth Brothers 3*…You’ll have a hand-clapping, foot-stomping time!

 

And then there were very specific comments…

Joseph Habedank…Christian artists are much more accessible than secular artists.

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

Lauren Talley Alvey…Our genre offers something for everyone, regardless of age or background. Most artists I know really care about people and ministry, and we aim to deliver a message each time we step on stage.

Phil Collingsworth Sr. …Our songwriters are highly esteemed

 

Don’t worry about the concerts being Age Appropriate…

Shannon Smith…The genre is VERY diverse and you’ll like it a lot more than you think you will (especially if you’re young and have been biased against the genre). Give it a chance – there’s a lot to love!

The Browns

The Browns

Chris Jenkins…Yes, individuals under 40 love Southern Gospel too!

Donna King…It’s NOT old people music. It’s for EVERYBODY!

 

Have you heard these comments before?

Booth Brothers2*…Someone will think it’s too loud

Clayton Inman…Could get a little loud

 

Rick Webb Family

Rick Webb Family

I hope you go to concerts to hear the singing because…

Scott Inman…There will a lot of singing

Hannah Webb…Be prepared for at least five encores by the end of the concert :)

 

 

Thanks for joining us for Wacky Wednesday. Do you have a suggestion for a question we can ask our artist panel? Write to us at sgnscoops@gmail.com

 

Stay tuned for more of these indepth polls right here on SGN Scoops!

 

**Note: The Booth Brothers each answered each question but wouldn’t say whose answer it was…therefore we are leaving it up to you, dear reader, to guess whether the pithy answer comes from Michael Booth, Ronnie Booth or Paul Lancaster!


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The Sharps Announce New CD

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 19, 2015 – 1:21 pm -

The Sharps

The Sharps

The Sharps are pleased to announce their newest CD entitled “He’s The Rock” is now available for pre-ordering and is available June 5th.This is the group’s newest project since the release of “Someday I Will” in Feb 2014. This new project features 10 songs that have VERY sufficient meaning to the ministry.

“The songs on this CD hold such a powerful message within themselves” Andy, manager of the group, stated. Andy went on to say, “This project began in late 2014, one night while sat down at a coffee table and began to discuss and pray for God to show us the material that needed to be on this project.”

This CD features a few of the group’s most well-known songs from 1990’s that have

been given a BRAND NEW life, as well as material that has never been heard as it has been in the group’s archives for almost 10 years!

The guys believe with all their hearts that songs on this CD will be a beacon in someone’s life who is hurting or needing encouragement, Or at least that is the group’s prayer!

If you would like to PRE-ORDER your copy of “He’s The Rock”, visit either one of the

sites below:

www.thesharpsquartet.com

www.facebook.com/thesharpsquartet


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Adoration Quartet

Written by Staff on May 19, 2015 – 7:17 am -

Adoration Quartet Pictured (left to right): Chris Serlick, Joshua Horrell, Corey Wilson and Dustin Leming  Picture courtesy of Adoration Quartet

Adoration Quartet Pictured (left to right): Chris Serlick, Joshua Horrell, Corey Wilson and Dustin Leming
Picture courtesy of Adoration Quartet

By Bethany Cook

When it comes to Southern Gospel music, you just can’t beat a good quartet. From the high tenor to the low bass (and the two blending in the middle), there’s just something about that four-part harmony that makes you feel like that is what Southern Gospel music is supposed to sound like.   Throughout the years we’ve seen many wonderful quartets grace the stage, and I’d like to introduce an old group brought back to life. The guys of Adoration Quartet, while young (or young at heart), bring so much to the stage. From their individual talents and love for God, to the amazing four-part harmony, Adoration Quartet is taking the stage by storm sharing the good news of Christ.

Coming from the great state of North Carolina, Adoration calls Goldsboro home. The quartet was originally founded in 2001, and they traveled until 2010 around the Eastern United States. During these nine years, Adoration quickly became a household name and one of North Carolina’s favorite hometown groups.

In 2010 group owner, Chris Serlick, felt the need to come off the road after his oldest son lost his battle to cancer. Chris states, “I just felt like I needed to take some time to grieve, draw closer to God, and seek His face after the loss of James.” Moving forward to 2014, a chance meeting brought Joshua Horrell, Corey Wilson, Dustin Leming and Chris Serlick together. These four men knew from the start that God was going to use them in some way, and after much prayer and seeking direction from God they felt the need to bring Adoration Quartet back to life.

According to Chris, it was just one of those things that you know was God! “You just know when He is speaking to your heart and it was crystal clear to all of us the direction He was leading us.”

In the time that they have been together, things have really taken shape within the group. Dove-award-winning Wesley Pritchard at the Mil-West Studios in Fayetteville, NC produced their debut project What A Change. Their first national single release, “Stepping into the Light” from the What A Change album was well received by Southern Gospel listeners, rising to number 79 in the April 2015 Singing News charts. A second national single release, “Peace through the Blood” is currently receiving airplay. They have also recently signed a booking agreement with Mountain Top Talent, and they are anticipating many new ministry opportunities to be opened.

Adoration Quartet

Adoration Quartet

Now, to introduce you to each of the members: Joshua Horrell is from Wallace, North Carolina and he is the tenor for Adoration Quartet. He comes from a distinguished line of Southern Gospel’s most notable artists; Michael English (formerly of the Gaither Vocal Band) is his uncle. At just 23 years old, Josh has amassed a lifetime of experience singing with several groups before coming aboard Adoration Quartet. Josh enjoys golfing, fishing, and his “baby,” Pongo, who is a one-year-old Dalmatian.

Dustin Leming sings baritone, and he is originally from Johnston City, Illinois. He grew up in a church pew, traveling and singing solo for his evangelist grandfather, who is still active in the ministry after many years. An accomplished pianist, Dustin plays for Adoration Quartet as well. Dustin now resides in Rose Hill, North Carolina and is currently working on several solo piano recordings.

Chris Serlick is the bass vocalist and an original founding member of Adoration Quartet. He served in the US Air Force, on active duty for 20 years before retiring in 2001. His musical influences include some of Southern Gospel’s greatest bass singers, such as Tim Riley, George Younce, and Jeff Chapman, who tutored Chris for some time. Chris and his wife Janay live in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where they enjoy water and snow skiing with their children Chase and Fayth, and grandchildren Veda, Loralye, and August.

Every Southern Gospel group has to have a preacher, and for Adoration, that happens to be lead vocalist and emcee, Corey Wilson. Corey is a graduate of Liberty University and he pastored for eight years prior to joining Adoration Quartet. Corey has traveled with some of America’s premiere Gospel groups, and fans may remember him from his days traveling with the likes of the Greenes and Karen Peck and New River. When he’s not on the road, Corey enjoys spending time with his wife Kristi, and their sons Drake and Jayden, at their home in Rockingham, North Carolina.

While these guys love being home and spending time with family and friends, they love singing and being on the road (and they especially love eating on the road)! Head to the closest Cracker Barrel after one of their concerts, and most likely that’s where they can be found! It’s no surprise that any length of time traveling together can bring a group the ability to write an entire book about their experiences on the road. From funny stories to hearty meals and enjoying life, these guys could be entertainment at its finest!

As comical as each one can be, each of them hold true to the heart and mission that they have set forth for Adoration Quartet. It’s very clear after spending even just a few short minutes at one of their concerts, that ministry remains their guiding principle, and their number-one mission. They love meeting people and are always amazed at how people from all different parts of the world and walks of life can share a common belief in Christ. During my conversations with each of these guys, it’s obvious that their desire is to walk in the ways of the Lord. They want to fulfill the Great Commission by sharing their testimonies, delivering Biblically sound songs that would uplift the saint, and bringing the lost to the Saviour.

God has blessed each member of this group with amazing talent and hearts that want to glorify and uplift Him. The next time Adoration Quartet is in your area, be sure to pay a visit. I can guarantee it’ll be a night of inspiration that you will never forget. You can visit their website at www.adorationquartet.com for more information as well as their touring schedule.

 

Written by Bethany Cook

First published by SGN Scoops digital magazine in April 2015. For current SGN Scoops issues click HERE.

 

 

 

 

 


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