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Carla and Redemption Ministries guest star in SGNScoops’ Fast Five

Written by Staff on August 22, 2016 – 2:25 pm -

Carla & Redemption

Carla and Redemption

Welcome to a new edition of SGNScoops’ Fast Five! Today we talk with Carla and Redemption Ministries, a mixed group from Lumberton, North Carolina. This family group presents Country-flavored Southern Gospel and Worship songs with a live band. It is a pleasure to hear artists sing with live music and the band allows Carla and Redemption Ministries (C&R) a lot of flexibility in style and format. C&R presents current and original music with an honesty and skill you will enjoy, in a style reminiscent of the McGruders and the Crabb Family.

We were happy to see that C&R also has young people as a part of their group, training up the youth to become leaders in the Gospel music industry. Carla Monds is joined by Jordan Monds, Helen Oxendine, Earl Monds, Tim Bledsole, Kilynn Kline and Colton Locklear. The group travels throughout North Carolina, and into South Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, from Florida to Arizona. We hope you enjoy reading more from Carla Monds, sharing about Carla and Redemption Ministries!
SGN: Tell us when Carla & Redemption Ministries was formed?
C&R: We began as a ministry in 1993.
SGN: Would you share your testimony with us? 
C&R: Our ministry is centered around deliverance and healing. We have been a witness to God’s miraculous power over the years. We have seen folks come out of wheelchairs, come off drugs and God has placed a special anointing on our ministry to pray for folks to have children.
When I was 10 weeks pregnant with my only (natural) child, I began to hemorrhage. I was rushed to the hospital and told that I had miscarried and I should contact my OBGYN to follow up, and I was given paperwork on what to do after a miscarriage.  About an hour later, after prayer,  the bleeding got worse. I returned to the hospital because I was weak.
We sincerely asked GOD to save our baby, we declared HIS word and asked for an ultrasound. We were told that no technician available but, after insisting,  someone was brought in and the ultrasound report read as follows: fetus intact, heartbeat strong, due date 6/25/95.  What a mighty GOD we serve!
The remainder of the pregnancy was tough. They said the baby would likely be premature, possibly wouldn’t make it, but “GOD said live” and our son was born late and at 10 lbs.  Jordan, is now 21 years old. He is our drummer, singer and a rising senior at Campbell University, where he is studying Business. Jordan plans to be a corporate attorney.
Over the years God has lead us to pray for numerous people struggling with this issue and when we come back to church many of them present bouncing, beautiful babies that GOD has sent.  I wouldn’t wish the pain on anyone that we faced but knowing that God sends His anointing where we faced the greatest problems makes it all worth while, we give Him all the glory!
Carla and Redemption

Carla and Redemption

 

SGN: Tell us how and where we can buy your CD and hear your music?

C&R: You can visit our Carla & Redemption Facebook page or call us (910) 736-1226.

SGN: What are some future goals for the ministry of Carla and Redemption Ministries? 
C&R: We hope to be able to reach new areas of ministry and touch hearts that have never heard of us before. Most of the group members are Native American from the Lumbee Tribe out of N.C. We want to continue to tell the story that people may be changed and live a better life and ultimately see Jesus one day.
SGN: Carla, Of all the years you have been traveling, has there been one singing, concert, or event that stands out and why? 
C&R: Several years ago we were headed home from Virginia and we began to have trouble with the van, something with the electrical system. For some reason everyone wasn’t with us that weekend (of course) and none of us knew anything about vehicles. We had stopped in Kenly, NC and called our friends at Lucoma Church of God and they helped us.
We thought the problem was fixed and they asked if we wanted them to follow us but we told them we would be okay. We headed down the road and started talking about how good it is to have friends and most of all to have GOD in front of us watching out and in back of us.
13124488_10207296391225423_3115394920858363987_nSuddenly the phone rang. It was the pastor’s wife. She said, “Sister Carla, just wanted to let y’all know that we are following you until you get to the exit your family lives on!” Wow! I thought, “God is so good!” I told her we would be okay, so they turned around.
In few moments, on a very dark section of I-95, the van stopped right in the middle of the road. We couldn’t push it so we were sitting ducks. We called the police, but it took a bit for them to arrive. Meanwhile, the van sat in the black night, no lights, in the middle of I-95. As we stood beside the road, we began to notice that all of the tractor trailers and cars that were flying by us were in the other lane. I looked down the road and it literally looked like someone was directing traffic, telling everyone to move over. I knew it was GOD. When the trooper arrived, he said,  “Ma’am are you telling me y’all have been standing beside this road, and that van has been in the road like that and hasn’t been hit?” I replied, “Yes sir!” He replied, “That had to be GOD!”
Carla and Redemption have a lot of blessings to share with their audiences and a lot of good music as well. We hope you try to hear this group when they are in your area. Thanks so much to Carla for sharing what God is doing through Carla and Redemption. For booking information, contact Carla Monds at (910)736-1226 or carlaspersonal@hotmail.com.

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Dove Award Nominees celebrate Southern Gospel and Christian Country

Written by Staff on August 11, 2016 – 5:09 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River are 47th Dove Award nominees

The Gospel Music Association has released the list of the 47th Dove Award Nominees for 2016. SGNScoops extends our congratulations to each of the nominees. We are thankful that the greater Christian music audience is recognizing what we have known for almost 100 years: Gospel music with a Southern influence or Bluegrass/Country twang has a terrific message, accomplished vocalists and some of the best musicians of any genre.

Gaither Vocal Band

Gaither Vocal Band

Kudos to the multiple Dove Award nominees of our Southern Gospel family: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band, Karen Peck and New River, and The Perrys. Also nominated were popular artists The Hoppers, The Booth Brothers, The Collingsworth Family, Mark Lowry, The Bowling Family, and Greater Vision.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Release Favorite Hymns of Fanny Crosby

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Release Favorite Hymns of Fanny Crosby

SOUTHERN GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Jesus Changed Everything” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
“Jesus Gave Me Water” – Gaither Vocal Band, (writer) Lucie E. Campbell
“I am Blessed” – Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren
“Keep On” – Perrys, (writers) Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
“Jesus, The One” – The Hoppers, (writer) Paula Stefanovich

The Perrys Release Brand New Live DVD

The Perrys

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Still – Booth Brothers, (producers) Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady
That Day Is Coming – Collingsworth Family, (producer) Wayne Haun
Happy People – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (producers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Todd Collins
How We Love – Mark Lowry, (producers) Mark Lowry, Kevin Williams
Moments Like These – The Bowling Family, (producer) Mike Bowling

SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, StowTown Records
Gaither Vocal Band,Gaither Music Group
Greater Vision, Daywind Records
Karen Peck & New River, Daywind Records
The Perrys, StowTown Records

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Congratulations as well to our Bluegrass and Christian Country family. Multiple Dove Award nominees are Jimmy Fortune, Joey + Rory, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Shenandoah. Other Dove Award artist nominees include Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Flatt Lonesome, The Isaacs, Doug Anderson, Wilburn and Wilburn. Be sure to look at all the Dove award nominated writers, producers and others who work together to make these projects award-winning material.

Jimmy Fortune To Be Featured On Sirius/XM

Jimmy Fortune

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“He’s In Control” – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, (writer) Steve Watts
“In The Heat of the Fire” – Flatt Lonesome, (writer) Kelsi Harrigill
“Life’s Railway to Heaven (with the Oak Ridge Boys)” – Jimmy Fortune, (writers) Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey
“I’ll Fly Away” – Joey + Rory, (writer) Albert E. Brumley
“Leave It All on the Altar” – The Isaacs, (writers) Gloria Gaither, William J. Gaither, Buddy Greene

Joey and Rory

Joey and Rory

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Love Covered My Sin” – Doug Anderson, (writers) Wayne Haun, Randall Garland, Val Dacus
“Small Town Someone (Lunch)” – Jeff & Sheri Easter, (writers) Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox
“I Believe (with The Whites)” – Jimmy Fortune, (writer) Jimmy Fortune
“He Touched Me” – Joey+Rory, (writer) William J. Gaither
“Seconds Count” – Shenandoah ft. Karen Peck, (writers) Coy Fulmer, Doc Walley

Flashback Friday With Jeff & Sheri Easter

Jeff & Sheri Easter

BLUEGRASS/COUNTRY 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music and Marriage – Jeff & Sheri Easter, (producers) Madison Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter
Hits and Hymns – Jimmy Fortune (producer) Ben Isaacs
Hymns That Are Important To Us – Joey+Rory, (producers) Rory Lee Feek, Joe West
Good News Travels Fast – Shenandoah, (producers) Bud McGuire, Mike McGuire
Shoulders – Wilburn & Wilburn, (producers) Ben Issacs, Jonathan Wilburn, Jordan Wilburn

Shenandoah

Shenandoah

In the following Dove Award categories, we have highlighted the artists that are often referred to as Southern Gospel or Christian Country, or those who would be recognized by that industry.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Bernie Herms
David Garcia
Kirk Franklin
Wayne Haun
Seth Mosley & Michael X O’Connor (Team)

Award-winning Tenor DAVID PHELPS Tops Sales Charts

DAVID PHELPS

INSPIRATIONAL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR
“Pieces” – Bethel Music & Amanda Cook, (writers) Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger
“Let It Be Jesus” – Christy Nockels, (writers) Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman
Heaven’s Shore” – David Phelps, (writer) David Phelps
“O Praise the Name (Anastasis)” – Hillsong Worship (writers) Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher
“Till I Met You” – Laura Story, (writers) Laura Story, Christopher Stevens, Bryan Fowler

Bill Gaither and Friends

Bill Gaither and Friends

SPECIAL EVENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR                                         Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns of Fanny Crosby – Various, (producers) Bobby Blazier, John Hartley
Let the Glory Come Down – Bill & Gloria Gaither and Friends, (producers) Geron Davis, Bradley Knight
Passion Salvations Tide Is Rising – Passion, (producers) David Crowder, Gabe Scott, Ed Cash, David Garcia, Ross Copperman, Seth Mosley, Nathan Nockels, Shama “Sake Pase, Joseph, Maurice “Jimi Cravity” Willis, Solomon Olds
The Passion: New Orleans – Various/The Passion Cast, (producers) Adam Anders, Peer Astrom
We Will Stand – Various, (producers) Michael Omartian, Dan Posthuma

This Changes Everything, (creators) Marty Funderburk, Joseph Habedank

This Changes Everything, (creators) Marty Funderburk, Joseph Habedank

MUSICAL OF THE YEAR
Bethlehem Morning, (creators) Russel Mauldin, Sue C. Smith
Jesus, Only Jesus, (creator) Craig Adams
That’s Where The Story Begins, (creators) Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland
This Changes Everything, (creators) Marty Funderburk, Joseph Habedank
Under a Starry Sky (A Dramatic Musical for Christmas), – (creators) Joel Lindsey, Jeff Bumgardner

LONG FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Come Alive – Bethel Music Kids, (director) David Noroña (producer) Kiley Goodpasture
Neon Porch Extravaganza LIVE – Crowder, (director) Nathan Corrona (producers) Shelley Giglio, Mike McCloskey
Youth Revival – Hillsong Y&F, (director) Jamin Tasker (producer) Ben Field
Hymns That Are Important To Us – Joey+Rory, (director) Daniel Grace (producer) Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee, Bill Gaither
#LetsGo – Planetshakers, (director) Pete Seamons, Peter John (producer) Russell Evans, Mike Pilmer, Joth Hunt, Josh Brown
CCM United – Various, (director) Michael Omartian (producer) Stephen Yake

Congratulations to each Dove Award nominee who has been recognized for talent, skill and ministry. To each artist whose name does not appear here, we applaud your hard work, diligence, and commitment to making quality music that uplifts the name of Jesus!

For the complete list of Dove Awards nominees click here.

For more Gospel music news click here.

 


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SGMRadio announces live streaming of WPILFM

Written by Staff on July 21, 2016 – 9:47 am -

 

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SGMRadio began in 2004 with an online station and artist features, a format that saw the site win the Singing News’ FAVORITE INTERNET RADIO PROGRAM in 2011. Over the years there have been some changes, but website owner Rob Patz is thrilled to announce that SGMRadio is now live streaming WPIL FM out of Heflin, Alabama.

SGMRadio encourages Gospel music fans to visit the website daily to listen to the best of today’s national and regional Gospel music artists. WPIL FM presents a mix of Southern and Country Gospel, from the top 100 as well as beloved favorites.

You can still find artist features as well as radio news and articles from Bryan and Yvonne Hutson, Stephen Widener, site editor Lorraine Walker and others.

Visit SGMRadio website today and be sure to listen to great Gospel music as we live stream WPILFM.


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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.”
For more Southern Gospel news click here.
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!!

Check Out Gold City HERE

 


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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
Photo Cred Tim Gray

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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