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TaRanda Greene introduces ‘Stronger’

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 20, 2014 – 8:21 am -

TaRanda Greene

(L to R) Randy Davis, Provident Distribution; Landon Beene, IMC/StowTown, Rhonda Thompson, StowTown Radio Promotions; TaRanda Greene; Geron Davis, Producer; Tony Wood, Songwriter, Terry Thompson, Studio Engineer

August 20, 2014 (Franklin, TN) StowTown Records welcomed its newest signing, TaRanda Greene, Monday morning with a pre-release launch party hosted by Provident Music Group.

The special gathering celebrated TaRanda’s brand new project Stronger, which is scheduled to hit the markets November 11.
Following a behind-the-scenes video that highlighted both the production and concentration of the album, TaRanda gave her heartfelt testimony and performed several standout selections that included: “Stronger”, a 2014 Dove Award nominee for Inspirational Song of the Year, as well as “Deepest Praise” and “Shackles”.
“We’re so excited to have TaRanda back and have been so looking forward to this record. It was so moving to hear some of these songs this morning,” said event emcee Randy Davis, VP of Sales at Provident Distribution. “StowTown is really making a move to the forefront of Southern Gospel/Inspirational music and TaRanda is a wonderful, wonderful addition to that, so we’re very excited about it.”
Stronger Producer Geron Davis was also in attendance and gave his thoughts about the project. TaRanda was thrilled to share this special occasion with so many of her biggest supporters and friends in the industry.
“These are the people that have seen everything, heard everything and done everything,” she explained. “So, I was nervous all morning and just praying that something would reach them to let them know where I’ve come from and where I am, and…like the music!”
TaRanda also lit up the room with a spectacular performance of her brand new single, “This Is Where Amazing Happens”.
“When I first heard the song, just the demo of it, I just started squalling and I knew it was my song…I knew I was supposed to sing it. I finally, after four years, believe that ‘this is where my amazing happens,” TaRanda added. “It’s the start of huge things, and finally I feel the flavor for life and the excitement for the future.”
“The title says it all…and it’s where I feel like I am right now. It’s not over. It’s just the beginning and this is where miracles begin.”
Learn more about TaRanda Greene and her ministry at www.tarandamusic.com.

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Andrew Goldman Joins The Perrys

Written by SGN Scoops on May 6, 2014 – 8:29 am -

imageNASHVILLE, TN (May 6, 2014) – Southern Gospel artists The Perrys are pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Goldman as a new member of the legendary group.

Libbi Perry Stuffle considers it a blessing that God sent Goldman their way. “The Perrys are very excited about Andrew coming on board as a part of our team and family. He’s such an incredible singer!”

Known for his smooth style and notable range, the powerhouse lead singer is thankful to be joining The Perrys and the StowTown Records roster. “It’s such an honor to be a part of the great ministry The Perrys have. I have always been a fan, and I love their passion to see people’s lives changed.”

With their new CD release, “Into His Presence,“ making itself known at retail, and their first radio single, “I Can Trust Him,” gaining momentum on the airwaves, The Perrys are counting their blessings. Of course, the fans are both delighted and grateful to see Tracy Stuffle singing at every concert in direct answer to their prayers. The beloved bass singer is enjoying The Perrys’ busy tour schedule, and is continuing his miraculous recovery from an initial stroke in January, 2013. New and long-time fans are invited to follow The Perrys on social media for exciting updates, concerts, events, and specific prayer requests as Tracy’s healing progresses.

About StowTown Records

Founded in 2011, StowTown Records reflects the musical vision of Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun, and is the creative home for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Perrys, The Collingsworth Family, Beyond the Ashes, Doug Anderson, Devin McGlamery, The Browns, The Taylors, and selected classic music from The Cathedrals, their legendary bass singer, George Younce, and The Cathedral Family Reunion. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, this independent label has quickly garnered industry attention with multiple GMA/Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their highly respected artist roster. For more information on StowTown Records, visit www.StowTownRecords.com.


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StowTown Records and Lifeway Christian Stores Host The Perrys “Into His Presence” CD Release Party

Written by SGN Scoops on April 10, 2014 – 3:09 pm -

NASHVILLE, TN (April 10, 2014) – The Perrys kicked off their debut StowTown Records project, “Into His Presence,” with a memorable CD release party at the LifeWay Christian store in Hendersonville, TN.perrys
The hometown crowd was treated to a live performance of new songs, including their first single, “I Can Trust Him,” now gaining attention at radio. Libbi Perry Stuffle updated the audience on the miracle of Tracy Stuffle’s recovery from a stroke, and then invited her husband to sing his new duet, “Three Men on a Mountain,” with their son, Jared. Those attending were moved by the clear testimony of God’s grace over the past fourteen months, but they were also blessed with an unexpected bonus — many well-placed humorous comments from Tracy during the festivities, resulting in laughter and applause from the crowd. The Perrys topped off the celebration by sharing cake and conversation with the fans, as well as autographing the new CD.
Into His Presence” is now available at Christian retail stores everywhere through Provident Distribution, in addition to online outlets, including the “New and Noteworthy” section on iTunes. This recording represents a fresh chapter for The Perrys, the legendary family group which formed around the piano on Christmas Day in 1970. The 11-song CD reflects their new partnership with StowTown Records.

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The Perrys to release brand new CD April 8th

Written by SGN Scoops on March 20, 2014 – 11:12 am -

perrys new recordingNASHVILLE, TN (March 20, 2014) – The Perrys, undisputedly one of the most legendary groups in Southern Gospel history, have reached yet another milestone by completing their first recording in the studio with StowTown Records.
When it comes to new music releases this year, The Perrys’ “Into His Presence” CD is the one that fans and industry insiders alike have been waiting to hear, and the project hits retail on April 8, 2014. StowTown co-founders Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun (also the producer of the project) have been just as eager for this day to come, since they celebrated the signing of The Perrys to an exclusive contract on October 28, 2013.
Highly awarded during their 41-year fascinating career, The Perrys’ roster currently includes Libbi Perry Stuffle—the unforgettable alto who carries on the family legacy, along with her husband and beloved bass singer Tracy Stuffle, their son Jared (JK) Stuffle representing a new generation on bass vocals, lead singer David Ragan, and baritone Bryan Walker.
I Can Trust Him” has already been shipped to radio as the debut single from the CD, and now fans can finally hear the rest of the story, since they have been eagerly watching the project unfold through posts by group members on social media. Few artists can claim a more devoted group of listeners, and this fan base has become even more loyal during the past year of praying The Perrys through new challenges and opportunities during the ongoing recovery of Tracy Stuffle after his initial stroke in January, 2013. Libbi Stuffle is quick to say that the eleven songs on the project “no doubt came from the Lord,” and it is her prayer that the songs “uplift, encourage and strengthen His children,” just as they have ministered to her.
To kick off the project’s release to retail and this new chapter for The Perrys, a release party for “Into His Presence” will be held on April 8, 2014, at LifeWay Christian Store in Hendersonville, TN. The festivities begin at 6:30 PM with a live performance by The Perrys, followed by a meet–and–greet, and CD signing opportunity for fans.
Track Listing:
Into His Presence
When He Comes Walking on the Water
 I Can Trust Him
 How Long
Reminders
Lord, I’m Thankful
Sooner Than Later
Three Men on a Mountain
I Owe Him Everything
Just Stand Still
Privilege of Prayer

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Doug Anderson Celebrates The Release of DRIVE

Written by SGN Scoops on January 22, 2014 – 3:02 pm -

Stow Town Records, LAPEL, IN (January 21, 2014) — Single-digit temperatures outside had no effect on Doug Anderson’s audience inside The Station on Tuesday night; that crowd gladlydougreleaseSow
chose to “Drive” over snowy roads for an evening featuring the warm voice and memorable songs they’d been waiting to hear.
Doug Anderson—fresh from his GMA Dove Award-winning debut solo recording—kept the momentum going with a CD release party for his sophomore project on StowTown
Records; the event was attended by an enthusiastic hometown Hoosier crowd, faithful fans, and music industry friends from Nashville. The 2012 “Male Vocalist of the Year” (Absolutely Gospel Awards) and radio favorite (three Top 40 radio singles) had to fight canceled flights just to make it back in time for the big night from Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he had been the featured artist for the annual Christian Products Expo. According to Kirk Blank, president of Munce Group and MTL media, “Doug’s performance generated waves of thundering applause, and his ability to weave a story between songs endeared him to the packed crowd of independent retailers.” 
Although currently known as a featured vocalist with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound,
Anderson has gained new fans as a country music solo artist, and Tuesday night
he proved again that he is at home in either setting. The high-energy baritone,
along with a live band, kept the crowd happy all night long with a variety of new and
classic songs, including the progressive title song “Drive,” a memorable remake of the Dolly Parton favorite “The Seeker,” the heartfelt “Moment by Moment Grace,” and the contagious first radio single from the project, “Love with Open Arms.” A few highlights from the evening are available athttp://youtu.be/pKzBKmD-rNY and http://youtu.be/nb7RbZkf3QY

Retail stores will carry “Drive” exclusively for two weeks beginning January
21, 2014; after that initial offering, fans will be able to purchase the CD online, in addition to the brick-and-mortar stores. Follow Doug Anderson on Twitter and Facebook for updates on his solo concerts, as well as his tour schedule with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound.

About StowTown Records

Founded in 2011, StowTown Records reflects the musical vision of Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun, and is the creative home for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, Devin McGlamery, The Perrys, The Collingsworth Family, Beyond the Ashes, The Browns, and selected classic music from The Cathedrals, their legendary bass singer, George Younce, and The Cathedral Family Reunion. Distributed worldwide through Provident / Sony Distribution, this independent label has quickly garnered industry attention with multiple GMA/Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their highly respected artist roster. For more information on StowTown Records, visitwww.StowTownRecords.com

(Photo courtesy of Susan Bailey)


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CATHEDRALS FAMILY REUNION SET TO RELEASE NOVEMBER 12, 2013

Written by SGN Scoops on November 6, 2013 – 2:57 pm -

cathedral reunion cd(Nashville, Tenn.) – They set the benchmark by which gospel groups are measured. They had a sound like no other. They were the most loved and popular gospel quartet of their generation. They were The Cathedrals!

Now, for the first time ever, five alumni members of the Cathedrals are reuniting to present a special Cathedrals Family Reunion CD featuring all-new recordings of some of the most loved and biggest hits of their career. In this once-in-a-lifetime collection, Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell, Danny Funderburk and Gerald Wolfe blend their voices together re-creating that classic Cathedral sound. The CD also features a few special recordings with members of the groups Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and The Mark Trammell Quartet. 

This historic recording is being presented through a special partnership with IMC Management and StowTown Records. Landon Beene (IMC Management) states: “I loved the Cathedrals, they’re the group that made me love this great, gospel music! To hear these five men come together and sing these songs is absolutely thrilling. I cannot wait for everyone to hear this.”

The brand new studio recording will be released on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to all digital and retail outlets but fans attending the Cathedrals Family Reunion Event this weekend in Fort Worth, TX will be the first ones available to purchase the recording.

A very limited number of seats are still available for the weekend and may be purchased by calling 877-392-9710 or online at www.IMCConcerts.com

Track Listing:

1. Blood Washed Band
2. We Shall Be Caught Up
3. Wedding Music
4. We’ll Work
5. O Come Along
6. I’ve Read The Back of the Book
7. Yesterday
8. Can He, Could He, Would He
9. Oh, What A Savior
10. He Made A Change
11. Somebody Touched Me
12. Search Me, O God
13. Champion of Love

For more information on the Cathedrals Family Reunion event this weekend, visit www.CathedralsFamilyReunion.com


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Wayne Haun orchestrates for Celine Dion’s latest release

Written by SGN Scoops on November 6, 2013 – 12:50 pm -

NASHVILLE, TN (November 7, 2013) – Add Celine Dion’s name to an ever-growing list of artists who call on Wayne Haun for his WAYNEarranging expertise.

iTunes acknowledges that Celine Dion became a bestselling artist based on her “emotional, lushly orchestrated pop ballads,” so even the low-key Haun will admit that orchestrating two songs on her newly-released recording, “Loved Me Back to Life,” is an accomplishment for which he is grateful.

Jessica Simpson, Rayburn, J. Mark McVey, and Earl Scruggs are just a sampling of other
mainstream artists who have hired Haun, but in typical fashion, he shows appreciation for those who have opened the door to make such opportunities possible. “I really need to thank producers Tricky Stewart and especially Aaron Pearce for asking me to play a small role in their stellar production. Aaron has always been a great collaborator and friend.”

In an already gratifying year, the 4-time Grammy nominee and 3-time BMI Music
Award winner recently garnered attention as he released his debut jazz vocal recording through StowTown Records and Provident/Sony Distribution. With fresh interpretations of timeless love songs and classic Broadway tunes, Wayne Haun’s “Old Soul” CD took the number one spot on the iTunes Jazz chart for two days — a chart that included Harry Connick, Jr., and Dave Koz. In all, the project remained in the iTunes Jazz Top 10 for a full week.

Haun also continues to be thankful for the support of the GMA/Dove Award voters, as
2013 added 4 more honors to his total. This year, his name was called for both producing (Jason Crabb’s “Inspirational Album of the Year” and “Southern Gospel Performance of the Year”) and songwriting (“Bluegrass Recorded Song” and “Country Recorded Song”).

As co-founder and co-owner of StowTown Records, Vine Records, and Sunset Gallery
Music, the East Tennessee native continues to write and arrange as a staff songwriter for Lillenas, while touring full-time as the musical director for Ernie Haase and Signature Sound.

About StowTown Records

Founded in 2011, StowTown Records reflects the musical vision of Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun, and is the creative home for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Perrys, Doug Anderson, Devin McGlamery, The Collingsworth Family, Beyond the Ashes, The Browns, and selected classic music from The Cathedrals, their legendary bass singer, George Younce, and The Cathedral Family Reunion. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, this independent label has quickly garnered industry attention with multiple GMA/Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their
highly-respected artist roster. For more information on StowTown Records, visit
www.StowTownRecords.com.


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The Perrys Sign Exclusive Agreement with StowTown Records

Written by SGN Scoops on October 31, 2013 – 12:20 pm -

perrysASHVILLE, TN (October 28, 2013) – StowTown Records is honored to announce the exclusive signing of The Perrys — undisputedly one of the leading names in Southern Gospel music — to its growing family of artists.

Inked during a celebration at the offices of Provident/Sony Distribution, this new partnership — between the legendary Perrys and StowTown founders Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun — is a natural outgrowth of the mutual respect, friendship and admiration built throughout the years they’ve shared stages across the country. Haase is quick to explain his excitement about the signing: “I have known Libbi and Tracy for about 20 years now. They are my favorite kind of people — humble and full of the love of Jesus. It is my honor to finally get to work with them. I believe the best is yet to come!”

One of the most-awarded groups in Southern Gospel music during their storied 41-year career, The Perrys’ roster currently includes Libbi Perry Stuffle — the unforgettable alto who carries on the family legacy, her husband and beloved bass singer Tracy Stuffle, their son Jared (JK) Stuffle — assisting on bass vocals, lead singer David Ragan, and baritone Bryan Walker.

2013 has been a challenging year for The Perrys, with the ongoing recovery of Tracy Stuffle after his initial stroke in January. However, Tracy’s recent return to selected dates and featured songs with the group serves as a picture of grace and hope to the prayer warriors who have joined The Perrys on this journey of faith. Tracy — who signed the contract himself — is clearly grateful: “Lib and I, along with our guys, Bryan, David, and JK, are so excited about our joint venture with StowTown Records and Provident/Sony Distribution. We look forward to many years of a lasting relationship with both companies. We have always had a wonderful relationship with our long-time producer Wayne Haun, and are excited that this new chapter will still include him. We are very much looking forward to what the Lord and the future is gonna hold for The Perrys.”

Their new project is expected to release in March 2014, so fans should follow The Perrys on social media for updates on the recording process, as well as upcoming concerts, events, and Tracy’s recovery. Libbi’s heartfelt updates and prayer postings on Facebook have also become a must-read for both new and long-time fans of the group.

 

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StowTown Records Garner Ten GMA Dove Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops on August 30, 2013 – 4:57 am -

  

  

 

(Nashville, Tenn.) – The  Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominations for the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards earlier this week at a press conference in Nashville, TN on the campus of Lipscomb University.

StowTown Records is pleased to congratulate Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Devin McGlamery, The Collingsworth Family, Beyond The Ashes, and Wayne Haun on their GMA Dove Award nominations in the following categories:
  • Song of the Year: “Sometimes I Wonder” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Song of the Year: “From My Rays To His Riches” – Devin McGlamery
  • Southern Gospel Performance of the Year: “Sometimes I Wonder” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Southern Gospel Song of the Year: “Sometimes I Wonder” – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Country Song of the Year: “From My Rags To His Riches” – Devin McGlamery
  • Inspirational Song of the Year: “When Love Whispers Your Name” – Beyond The Ashes
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Glorious Day – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Producer of the Year: Wayne Haun
  • Songwriter of the Year: Wayne Haun
  • Christmas Album of the Year: Feels Like Christmas – The Collingsworth Family
StowTown Records, founded in 2011 under the direction of Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun, is distributed worldwide through Provident Distribution. The independent label has quickly gained industry attention with chart-topping releases from their artist roster. For more information on StowTown Records, visit www.StowTownRecords.com.
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN at 7:30 PM CST.  The awards show will be televised on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM CST exclusively on the UP! Television Network. Tickets are now on sale at the Allen Arena box office in Nashville, TN and at TicketsNashville.com.

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THE BROWNS LOVE LOUD AVAILABLE TODAY!

Written by SGN Scoops on August 29, 2013 – 3:26 pm -

(imageNASHVILLE, TN) – Exemplary musicianship and tight family harmonies are on full display as Love Loud, the debut StowTown Recordsrelease from The Browns, hits streets today. Filled with tracks of hope, love and encouragement, the album is the first major label release from this talented ensemble.

The family group is compromised of siblings Andrew, Adam, Michaela, and mom Shelly. “We’re so excited to release Love Loud,” says Shelly. “Recording this project was an amazing process for our family. We are grateful to all the musicians, writers and everyone at StowTown for their belief in our family. We can’t wait for everyone to hear it!

 

Born and raised on a farm in Iowa, the Browns are no strangers to hard work and persistence. With hard work, constant touring, a strong fan base and above all, a commitment to ministry, this family has caught the attention of music lovers and industry insiders alike.

 

After catching the attention of StowTown Records, it was only a matter of time before The Browns spent time in the studio crafting this new release. Their sound has been described as progressive – The Martins meets Point of Grace and FFH.

 

Gospel music lovers all across the country are finding out that Shelly Brown gave each of her children a secret weapon – music lessons! Their instrumental skills – fiddle, guitar and bass guitar – are an added bonus to the high-energy harmony of the three young adults that keep listeners coming back for more!

 

 

Love Loud (StowTown Records), produced by Wayne Haun, is distributed exclusively through Provident Distribution and is available wherever Christian music is sold and on iTunes as well as other digital retail outlets.

 

ABOUT STOWTOWN RECORDS

Formed in 2010 by Ernie Haase and Producer/Arranger Wayne Haun, StowTown Records has quickly become a leading independent label and is distributed through an exclusive agreement with Provident / Sony Distribution.

 

For more information on The Browns, visit www.TheBrownsMusic.com. For more information on StowTown Records, visitwww.StowTownRecords.com.

 

 


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