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The Dominion Agency Welcomes America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, THE HOPPERS

Written by Staff on March 26, 2015 – 2:39 pm -

Hoppers

Hoppers

Waynesville, NC (March 26, 2015) – The Dominion Agency is thrilled to welcome America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, The Hoppers, to their fine roster of artists.

This multi-award winning family group has been singing to global audiences for 58 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. To begin working with such an outstanding group, with such a rich history in Gospel music, brings a new sense of excitement to the Dominion Agency.

President and CEO, Michael Davis, expresses, “I am so honored to be representing one of the most celebrated artists in the history of Gospel music, The Hoppers. With 58 years of ministry and still going strong, The Hoppers are thrilling and blessing audiences night after night. What a privilege to work with this Godly family for whom I have so much love and respect!”

“After 58 years of successful in-house representation, The Hoppers are excited to announce we are teaming with Michael Davis and The Dominion Agency,” states Dean Hopper. He continues, “This new relationship will allow us to reach many new audiences as we declare the Gospel through the unique sound our family is known for.”

To schedule The Hoppers for your church, concert, or ministry event call Michael Davis at 828-454-5900 or email him here: scheduling@thedominionagency.com.

To learn more about The Hoppers, visit TheHoppers.com.
Like them on Facebook HERE.
And, follow them on Twitter @hoppersmusic.

To learn more about the entire Dominion Agency roster of fine artists, visit thedominionagency.com.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1277
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone:
828-454-5900
828-454-5917
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*Pictured: (l to r) Karlye, Connie, Mike, Claude, Kim, and Dean Hopper.


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Randy Byrd: Piece by Piece … It’s All Coming Together

Written by Staff on March 24, 2015 – 1:09 pm -

 

Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell Quartet

By Craig Harris

2014 brought bountiful blessings in more ways than one for Mark Trammell Quartet bass singer Randy Byrd

The pieces to Randy Byrd’s puzzle have miraculously fallen together. However, the “fit” happened a little later rather than sooner. Randy can vividly remember traveling to Robinson Auditorium in Little Rock, Ark., as a 12-year-old for a concert that included both the Kingsmen and the Cathedrals.

“I went home that night and I told my mom that I wanted to be a bass singer,” Randy says. “I got every Cathedrals’ album I could get my hands on. I tried to sound just like George (Younce, the legendary bass singer for the Cathedrals).”

However, Randy had to wait 28 years before even the outside edges of the jigsaw began to come into view. The road to full-time ministry was one that involved missed opportunities even from an early age.

“My first opportunity to ever sing was with the Bob Wills Family in Fort Worth, Texas,” Randy – who worked on an assembly line for 14 years in Missouri followed by a lengthy stint as a phone operator for a principal financial company in Des Moines, Iowa – explains. “Bob offered me a job full time when I was a senior in high-school. He offered it in October. I left home, and it all fell apart. The bass singer they ended up hiring was Jeff Chapman (currently a member of the Kingdom Heirs). Every time I saw him, I’d say, ‘You have my job,’ but I was proud for him.

“I never gave up. I knew it was a dream. With local groups, I had already lived a dream. I wanted to do it full time for a living. I wanted to be in ministry full time singing. My heart was to sing and minister. I wasn’t going to punch a time card somewhere.”

Randy Byrd

Randy Byrd

He had been singing with an Iowa-based local group, Majesty, for more than five years when an e-mail from Mark Blackwood settled in his inbox. That message was too hard for Randy to believe.

“I thought it was a joke, so I didn’t answer (initially),” Randy remembers. “I was just playing along (later on), so I answered it. It turned out that they (the Blackwood Gospel Quartet) were going to be in the area the next week. They had been there the week before and announced that bass singer Ken Turner would be retiring. Someone gave them my name. To this day, I don’t know who did it. Two weeks later, I got the job.

“This was the dream since I was 12. At the time, I was 40. I turned 41 later that year.” It was Randy’s first professional job in Southern Gospel Music. The group later changed its name from the Blackwood Gospel Quartet to the Blackwood Brothers.

He was with the group from that time until 2012, when he relocated to Arizona during a tough period in his life. That stay out West lasted just six months before he moved back to Tennessee.

“I applied for 200 jobs and got two phone calls,” Randy points out. “I got in my car to come back to Tennessee. I was in the car for 10 minutes, and my phone started ringing.”

Short stints with the Anchormen, LeFevre Quartet and Songfellows followed. He also did some solo dates. That’s when another Mark contacted Randy: Mark Trammell.

Mark Trammell Quartet - Cropped“I was just praying for God’s guidance,” Randy shares. “Mark called and asked if I would fill in (as the bass singer of the Mark Trammell Quartet). I said, ‘Sure.’ After the first week, he asked if he could consider me (as a permanent group member). I said, ‘God’s going to have to speak audibly.’

“I wanted it so bad. I had wanted it so bad with Mike (LeFevre). I didn’t want to do that again. I didn’t want to get ahead of God, but in my heart, I wanted it more than anything.”

Randy and Mark were acquainted since his tenure with the Blackwood Brothers. “When Randy came to the Blackwood Brothers, we sang with them not long after that,” Trammell says. “We hit it off with him.

“I started the process of listening to the other 35 (candidates for the bass-singing position), but I didn’t find anybody with the same kindred spirit and the same love of our music he had. As nice as they (the other candidates) were, I feared they would sing at the people instead of to them.”

Randy’s passion for the position was due in part to his fondness for his childhood heroes.

Randy Byrd 3027“My favorite group was the Cathedrals, and Mark stood next to my hero,” Randy notes. “My fiancé (Tracy Kelley) and I sat down and wrote three very specific things, fleeces to God. They were highly unlikely and very detailed. I told Mark that I wasn’t going to tell him what they were. He said, ‘I respect that.’ We prayed specifically about income and benefits packages that are not industry standards. In two weeks, all three of the fleeces took place.

“I shared that with Mark after he offered me the job. We both cried. When you are where God wants you, it’s good.”

The fit felt right from the outset. He officially joined the group in July.

“When he hired me, Mark said, ‘From the very first week you were on the bus, it felt like I came home and put my favorite old shirt on,’” Randy points out.

Mark adds, “It just worked. From the beginning, it worked because of like-mindedness. We have a lot of history. I can start an old joke that has been told, and he can finish it.”

Randy has been overwhelmed at the opportunity for many reasons, some of which pertain to past trials he has experienced. “When I left the LeFevres, I was so discouraged and distraught,” Randy remembers. “I felt like God wasn’t in tune with me anymore. Anything was a big deal to me. I understood him calling me to fill in, but to me, the likelihood of Mark Trammell offering me that job, it was more likely for the local high-school baseball pitcher to get a call from the New York Yankees.”

However, Randy is enjoying every minute of his opportunity in the “big leagues.” Read more »


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News From Ben Speer

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 23, 2015 – 10:49 pm -

From Ben Speer

Ben Speer

Ben Speer

Recently, I have been told that I am one of the millions who is being afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease. Upon learning this news, Rebekah and I had to decide whether we would keep this a private matter or whether we would make this news known in a public way.

After some consideration we have decided to share this with you. I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always done. I will continue to share life’s journey with my beloved Rebekah and family. I plan to enjoy many more singing schools and singings and stay in touch with my friends and supporters.

Unfortunately, as Alzheimer’s Disease progresses, the family often bears a heavy burden. One my family is all too familiar with. I only wish there was some way I could spare Rebekah and the rest from this painful experience. During this time and those to come, I am confident that with your help they will face it with faith and courage.

Sincerely,
Ben Speer

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SGN Scoops Top 100 for March 2015

Written by Staff on March 20, 2015 – 3:01 pm -

SGNScoops Top 100

SGNScoops Top 100

1 Browders He Took The Nails
2 Williamsons It Was The Word
3 Zane and Donna King No One Like God
4 Hoskins Family Land Of Endless Tomorrows
5 Bowling Family That’s What I Miss The Most
6 East Ridge Boys Pray Pray Pray
7 Shellem Cline That Saving Song
8 Mylon Hayes Family There’s Still A Refuge
9 Kingdom Heirs Joys Of Heaven
10 Watts, Rowsey and Bean Don’t Give A Rock A Chance
11 Hyssongs Still Blessed
12 Josh and Ashley Franks He Promised Me
13 Greater Vision The Blood Hasn’t Ever Changed
14 Exodus Tell Me Oh Tell Me Again
15 Page Trio I Wanna Go There
16 Karen Peck/New River Everybody’s Going Through Something
17 Heavenly Sunrise He Died A Savior
18 Whisnants Glorybound
19 Tammy Jones Robinette I Like Life
20 Steeles Eternally
21 Jason Crabb Love Is Stronger
22 Tim Livingston I Just Miss You
23 Valor 3 Hallelujah He Has Risen
24 Linda Foster That Day Is Almost Here
25 Kevin and Jennifer He’s Still Doing Miracles Today
26 Lore Family It Shall Be Well
27 Mercy’s Well I Wanna Hear The Gospel
28 Caleb’s Crossing Isn’t The Love Of Jesus Something Wonderful
29 McKameys Pure Satisfaction
30 Wilbanks I’ll Be Praisin’ You
31 Mark Dubbeld Family Face Of The Captain
32 Tina Wakefield I’ve Got A Lot To Thank God For
33 Troy Burns Family By The Blood Of The Lamb
34 Dennis Cook One Pair Of Hands
35 New Vision That’s What Love Looks Like
36 Wards Coming Out Of Bondage
37 James and Jeff Easter Jesus Is Living In Me
38 Dunaways Church In The Kitchen
39 Mark Bishop Pray On The Little Days
40 Mercy’s Reflection Oh What A Difference
41 Higher Hope He Walks With Me
42 Ivan Parker Til The Shackles Fall Off
43 Wilburn and Wilburn Nobody Like Jesus
44 Clyde Felton Jr. Lord Forgive Me
45 Steve Hess/Southern Salvation Living Proof
46 Sunday Drive This I Know
47 Danny Norman The Best Day Of My Life
48 Jim Brady Trio Steppin’ Out In Faith
49 Wilburn and Wilburn Help Me Help Someone
50 Rod Truman I’m Gonna Make It
51 Legacy Five Christ Is Still The King
52 Mark Trammell Quartet Don’t Stop Running
53 Sounds Of Victory How Good God’s Been To Me
54 Poet Voices He Saw Me
55 Porter Family I’m Gonna Run
56 Brian Free/Assurance Unashamed
57 Joseph Habedank Never No Never
58 Tony Burchette Better Hurry Up
59 Goodman Revival What A Happy Time
60 Taylors Measure Of Grace
61 Conners I Need To Hear From Heaven
62 Bruce Hedrick Roses From God
63 Tribute Quartet Everything I Need
64 Wisecarvers One Prayer At A Time
65 Doug Hudson Help Me Find My Way Home
66 TaRanda Greene That’s Where Amazing Happens
67 Perrys If You Knew Him
68 Shellem Cline Dinner With Jesus
69 Debra Perry/Jaidyn’s Call Bottom Of The Hill
70 Campbell and Rowley It’s Not About You
71 Partons No More Chains
72 Doyle Lawson/Quicksilver O Far Country
73 Rita Broyles Looking Through The Bars
74 Crowe Lawson/Williams Insured Beyond The Grave
75 Georgians Quartet Back In The Day
76 Carter Robertson Band Dog Named Dog
77 Pauline Patterson One Prayer Away
78 Singing Cookes The Church Has Moved Away
78 Spiritual Voices There’s Still My Joy
78 Terry Collins This One Thing I Know
81 Messiah’s Call He’ll Do It Today
82 Charlie May One Last Stand
83 Bledsoes I’m Glad I’m Saved
84 South Of Heaven When I Crossed That River
85 Blackwood Brothers You Can Find What I Found
86 Cornerstone Stormy Seas
87 Brian and Angela Monehan I Talk To Him
88 Chuck Day Back Page News
89 Anchormen Come To The Fountain
89 Tribute Quartet Everybody Needs Jesus
89 Simeon’s Promise Rapture Ready
89 Eagles Wings The Potter’s Hand
89 Emmaus Road Quartet Victory Song
94 Bev McCann Smile
95 Barry Rowland/Deliverance Somebody Go Get God
96 Lori Jonathan Trio It’s Always Darkest Before The Dawn
97 Inmans Here Comes The Bride
98 Joyaires I Can’t Make It Lord Without You
99 Allegiance Lighten Up
100 Southern Raised Good News From The Graveyard

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Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards: Favorite Industry Website

Written by Staff on March 19, 2015 – 12:00 pm -

gospel music todayThe 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!

We are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category. The Favorite Industry Website award is for a news, magazine, supporting business, or event that supports or promotes the Southern, Country or Bluegrass Christian music industry.

diamond-2014On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014 Favorite Industry Website was Gospel Music Today with Ken and Jean Grady. You can find their website HERE.

Who will you decide to nominate this year?

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to vote for your favorite nominees today.

The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In
this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/

The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.


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The Nelons and Jeff Stice coming to Shiloh Hills Baptist Church

Written by Staff on March 19, 2015 – 10:52 am -

AA - FLYER APRIL 18 NELONThe Nelon Get Together is April 18 at 6:00 pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, 75 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw, GA.  Why did it get that name? Well, that’s just what it is.  The Nelons and Todd Nelon Trio, just in case you don’t know Kelly and Todd are brother and sister.  Todd and Kelly both sang with their Dad Rex Nelon. Special Guest that evening will be Jeff Stice who played piano for The Nelons for four years.  Dan Clark will be there singing bass.  Dan sang bass for 4 years with the group when Rex retired.  Also that evening Mark Fuller will do some Eva Mae LeFevre style playing for your pre-concert enjoyment.  Rex and Kelly Nelon both sang with the LeFevres.  Rex sang bass with them for 20 years and took over the group in 1997 when Eva Mae retired and renamed the group.
 
Tickets are $20.00 – but if you purchase them before April 5 they are $15.00.  You save by ordering them early.
 
OTHER CONCERTS COMING UP:
May 30 – Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet
June 27 – Quartet and Jeff Stice
August 22 – McCray Dove Band and Joymasters
November 21 – Chuck Wagon Gang and Davis Trio – NOTE THIS WILL BE A 2:00 PM CONCERT to give folks that can’t drive at night the opportunity to see this group that they remember from their childhood days.
 
To order tickets send self-addressed stamped envelope along with check payable to Robert York to the address below.
4030 EBENEZER DRIVE
MARIETTA, GA  30066
PHONE (CONCERT INFORMATION​) 770-926-6021

 


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The LeFevre Quartet: Fulfilling Their Calling

Written by Staff on March 17, 2015 – 2:07 pm -

lefevre1By Dixie Phillips

Singing the Good News of Jesus Christ is a family tradition for Mike LeFevre. His roots in Gospel music run deep. “My father’s brothers, Urias and Alphus, started The LeFevre Trio in 1921.” Nearly a century later the LeFevre legacy lives on in Mike’s ministry with The LeFevre Quartet. “From the time I was a child, I had a dream to sing. Gospel Music was my passion all my life. In the beginning I sang for myself, but when I surrendered my life to Christ in 1988, it became my calling and I sang for the glory of the Lord.”

lefevre2Mike’s resume is very impressive. He began his musical career singing with his uncles after the legendary LeFevre Trio retired. Then he went on to sing with The Singing Americans, Brian Free and Assurance, and Gold City. Fans were quick to recognize his talent and ministry heart. He won “Favorite Baritone Singer” in The Singing News Fan Awards three years in a row.

135899The LeFevre name has long been regarded as one of the finest in the Gospel music industry. It doesn’t look like this will change anytime soon. The journey continues in Mike’s son, Jordan, a third generation LeFevre to answer the Call and sing for the Lord in an organized group. Mike is proud of his multi-talented son. “Jordan has been part of The LeFevre Quartet from the beginning. At first, he played the drums, but now he plays the bass guitar and sings lead.” Fans took notice of Jordan immediately. He earned the group a “Favorite Band” nomination in the Singing News Fan Awards, as well as the “Horizon Individual Award.”

Every quartet needs a gifted pianist. God blessed The LeFevre Quartet with one of the best in Michael Lott. At the tender age of five, Michael started playing the piano. At 17, he became a full-time pianist for The Bradys and later The Diplomats. Michael added, “As a born-again Christian, I am answering the Call of God on my life. I am thankful He has called me to The LeFevre Quartet.”

Mike LeFevre

Mike LeFevre

Thomas Nalley, tenor singer for the group, grew up singing in the church; but when his wife, Sarah, introduced him to southern Gospel music, Thomas became a fan for life. He, too, answered the Call to serve the Lord through song. His fans and colleagues appreciate his anointed singing and his compassionate heart.

Brandon Barry, bass singer for the group, fell in love with Gospel music when he attended his first Gospel music concert with his parents as a young boy. “When I heard George Younce and The Cathedral Quartet, I knew I wanted to sing Gospel music. When I was 15, I sang with my first group. I started singing full-time right after high school. Now, after 15 years of ministry, my commitment and priorities are to serve God with excellence. I want my heart to be true and pure as I carry out what God has called me to do for His kingdom.”

Jordan LeFevre

Jordan LeFevre

Mike feels fortunate that their group has been able to keep the element of live music incorporated into their ministry with Michael on piano and Jordan on bass guitar. “Down through the years there have been some musical variances, mainly because of advances in technology, but the message has been and will continue to be the driving force behind our ministry and music.”

Not only does the group have talented musicians and singers, but God has blessed them with some gifted songwriters. Brandon, Thomas, and Mike enjoy songwriting. Mike recently contributed a few ideas to Dianne Wilkinson for some great songs. Brandon writes for Phil Cross Music and does quite a bit of co-writing with Phil.

The group has been thrilled with their audience’s response to their radio single “Put It Right There.” Mike gave this testimony, “Numerous people have shared with us how the message of this song, combined with the power of Christ to change lives, has helped them conquer addictions. The song has touched lives all over the world.”

Brandon Barry

Brandon Barry

Marcie Gray, office manager for the group, said, “An interesting thing happened when ‘Put It Right There,’ written by Gerald Crabb, was released as a video on YouTube. Within a short amount of time it received around 130,000 hits and then the counter just stopped. We were so excited that it was reaching so many people, yet puzzled that it seemed to freeze all of the sudden, after the hits were climbing so rapidly each day. Then we found out what the problem was. YouTube had flagged it for copyright content and pulled the video. The link became invalid. The group’s record label, Activate Records, and their studio at Oak Tree Productions looked into it and proved to YouTube that we owned all of the licenses for the music and used the video material with appropriate permission, so YouTube put it back up. Unfortunately, the view history was lost, but even after all of that and without any promotional effort, the video has reached over 10,000 hits again. God is using that song, despite Satan’s attempt to get rid of it. The group has received numerous email testimonials from people who shared the video with a loved one or friend and used it as a tool to help them understand they needed healing only Jesus can provide. He is just waiting for them to, ‘Put it right there, in the palm of His hand.’”

Thomas Nalley

Thomas Nalley

Another song the Holy Spirit is using powerfully in the group’s concert is “Jesus Saves.” Mike is thrilled to see the audience’s response to the David Moffitt and Travis Cottrell’s original song. “It is an account of the life of Christ with a powerhouse lyric, speaking to the young and old, and breaking down barriers. It’s the message the world needs to hear right now—Jesus saves!”

Over the years The LeFevre Quartet has seen many souls altered at the altar. “Our group is inspired when we see someone surrender their lives to Christ in a concert. We get excited when someone walks down the aisle to the altar and gives God all their trials, fears, worries, and burdens. They leave the concert forever changed!”

The common thread resonating throughout the group is their determination to fulfill in the Call of God upon their lives individually and also corporately as a group. They are passionate about sharing the Gospel. Mike said, “We will continue in the capacity of God’s calling on our lives. Our daily prayer is that God would expand our territory. And as He does, we will answer His calling on our lives to the best of our abilities to tell the world, ‘Jesus saves!’”

Michael Lott

Michael Lott

The group and the family they leave behind realize there are sacrifices for their music ministry. Mike is quick to point out their ministry isn’t glamourous. There is a price for doing God’s will. “It’s always difficult when we head out to a concert and have to leave our families behind. We thank God for our wives and children who understand the Call on our lives because it’s their Call too. We pray when we stand before the Lord one day, we will hear Him say, ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant.’”

God continues to pour out His favor and blessings upon The LeFevre Quartet. Many ministry doors are opening for them. They have appeared on the Jim Bakker Show, Trinity Broadcast Network, Dollywood, and Missouri’s Branson Belle.

The group has released two new CDs this year. The first was Something Familiar, for the fans who have requested songs like “Oh, What a Savior,” “I Know a Man Who Can,” “He Sent Me Running,” and “I Found Mercy,” written by Jerry Goff, who joined The LeFevre Quartet in the studio to sing it with them.

The second release in 2014 was Christmas Time is Here; their newest CD released just this month. It made its debut at National Quartet Convention and the first shipment completely sold out. The single from that album, “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” will be released to radio in the near future.

Mike LeFevre and friends at the 2015 Diamond Awards

Mike LeFevre and friends at the 2015 Diamond Awards

If you’d like to learn more about The LeFevre Quartet, go to www.thelefevrequartet.com. Check out their tour schedule at www.thelefevrequartet.com/schedule to see when they will be appearing near you.

Highlights from the 2014 National Quartet Convention feature The LeFevre Quartet and their hit song “Jesus Saves.” You can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm15sBdv8yM.

Written by Dixie Phillips

First published in SGN Scoops digital magazine November 2014.

For current SGN Scoops issues click HERE

For You Tube of writer Phil Cross talking about the LeFevre Quartet’s song, “He Left No Stone Unturned,” click HERE. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Ozark Gospel Music Convention 2015 Coming to Branson MO

Written by Staff on March 17, 2015 – 12:32 pm -

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Ozark Gospel Music Convention

The Ozark Gospel Music Convention 2015 in Branson, Missouri, will be held at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center on May 4th through 6th.

Some of the artists that will be appearing include: The Williamsons, His Love, Ava Kasich, Faith’s Journey, Majesty III, Lindsay Huggins, The Ascension Quartet, Broken Vessels, Hope’s Journey, Lineage of David and many more.

For more information visit the OGMC Website HERE or call (417) 425-7856


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SGN Scoops’ Fast Five with Mercy’s Reflection

Written by Staff on March 16, 2015 – 4:39 pm -

Mercy's Reflection

Mercy’s Reflection

Let’s Meet Mercy’s Reflection

Mercy’s Reflection is a mixed Southern Gospel quartet based in the Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee. The group was founded in March 2011 with two goals in mind: to reach the lost and to uplift fellow Christians through the powerful lyrics of the songs they sing. The group says that they desire to create an atmosphere of heartfelt worship with each ministry opportunity>

Sherry Duke, alto vocalist with the group states, “If you are looking for a group to come in and entertain your congregation, then this ministry is not for you. However, if you are looking for a group to come and enter into true worship with, then Mercy’s Reflection would love to hear from you!” The other members that round out this group are: Jeremy White (lead vocalist), David Johnson (bass), and Travis Hardin (baritone). See below for contact information.

SS: What is the name of your newest CD and newest radio single?

The name of our newest project is I’ve Seen Him Move Mountains, which was released in September 2014. Our current radio single from that project is entitled, “Oh What A Difference,” which speaks to the difference made in the way we live our lives when God saves us and dwells within our hearts. We’ve been blessed by a wonderful response to this song so far.

SS: Can you name a great songwriter on this project and the name of their song?

Adina Bowman is a wonderful songwriter based in Kingsport, TN, who penned the title song on this project, “I’ve Seen Him Move Mountains,” which we intend to release to radio in the summer, as well as a great song called “Now I’m Found.” Adina happens to be the mother-in-law of Joseph Habedank.

We also have a resident songwriter among us. Jeremy White, our lead vocalist, wrote a powerful song entitled “He Took My Place,” which is told from the perspective of Barabbas.

SS: If you were all locked into a hotel room and couldn’t get out, who would be the first one of your group to find a way to escape and why…..

Jeremy would definitely be the first one to find a way to escape. This guy has so many irons in the fire; it makes the rest of us tired just watching him. The rest of us are just too old to care, and would actually look forward to the opportunity to get some rest.

SS: What is the one place you can all agree upon to eat on the road?

Cracker Barrel. Where else can you go to eat on a Sunday night and bump into five other Southern Gospel groups at one time?

 

SS: Name one person that inspires you and why.

It would truly be a disservice to try to name one person. Collectively, we all have been raised by Godly parents in Godly homes, and for that, we could not be more grateful. Our parents certainly modeled the life of Christ in front of us, and that has inspired us, ultimately, to desire to be a part of a ministry like Mercy’s Reflection.

SS: What is the most favorite song you all love to sing in concert?

We’ve had a few songs that we really enjoy singing in concert over the last four years, but most recently, it would have to be our rendition of the classic penned by Adger Pace and “Dad” Speer, “Heaven’s Jubilee.” People get up, clap their hands, and sing along with us! We’ve certainly been asked to do this one multiple times in a single service!

 

Thanks to Mercy’s Reflection for participating in SGN Scoops’ Fast Five!

For more information on the Mercy’s Reflection ministry, you can visit them online at www.mercysreflection.com , by email at mercysreflection@yahoo.com , or by phone at (276) 494-2813.

 


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LeFevre Quartet 2014 winners of Favorite Artist Website: Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on March 13, 2015 – 1:41 pm -

maxresdefaultWe are traveling the Road to the 2015 Diamond Awards during this nomination period, by highlighting the definition of each award category. The Favorite Artist Website winner must be an independent, artist-owned website that showcases a full-time Southern, Country or Bluegrass Christian music artist.

The 2015 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGN Scoops website until March 31. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. You can vote today from the link below!

On November 4th, 2014, the Diamond Awards were held at the 2014 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge. The winner of the 2014 Favorite Artist Website was the LeFevre Quartet. You can find their website HERE.

Who will you decide to nominate this year?

2015 Diamond Awards

2015 Diamond Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to vote for your favorite nominees today.

The list of nominees will be posted on the site and fans will then nominate their favorites from this list, with a maximum of five names nominated per award. In
this way, the field of nominees will be narrowed to ten, voted on by fans once more and then narrowed to five. This final list of five will then be voted on by fans to find the one winner for each award.

Make plans now to join us for the 2015 Diamond Awards during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from November 2nd through 5th, 2015. For more information visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com

2015 Diamond Awards Nominations can be found at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2015-diamond-awards/

The Diamond Awards are hosted by SGN Scoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.


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