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Sunday Edition Welcomes Christina Dallas Jones to Group

Written by SGN Scoops on December 7, 2011 – 10:41 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 6, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, is excited to announce the addition of Christina Dallas Jones to the group. Christina joins the group immediately and made her debut appearance with Sunday Edition on November 18, 2011 as a part of the USAGEM Convention and Awards Show.
 “We are very excited to be adding such a seasoned and talented vocalist to our group,” mentioned Deon Unthank of Sunday Edition. “Christina is a class act, and we know that people are going to love the sound that she brings to our group.”
 Deon continued, “Due to changes in our family over the last year with the passing of my wife and my subsequent remarriage, Amy’s move to the St. Louis area, and Chris’ recent marriage, the dynamic of our group was in for a major shift. No one is leaving the group, but adding Christina to our ministry will help us relieve some of the stress that having all three of us living in separate areas can create.”
 Christina Dallas Jones is the wife of Mark209’s Jym Howe. She has a strong background in musical theater and opera.
 Christina said, “I first began meeting the Unthank family shortly after my arrival to Nashville four years ago.  I soon found that they were not only charming and warm, but well respected people in the community.  I have since developed a personal friendship with them all.  After being exposed to Gospel music through my now husband, I grew an appreciation for their ministry.  I had quietly prayed and searched for a group to join with whom I felt I would fit.  With my musical background in opera, theatre, jazz, and pop, I would not fit with just any Gospel group.  When Deon called, it thrilled me.  I have always enjoyed the styling of Sunday Edition and I love Chris’ vocal technique.  It is a privilege to sing with such a wonderful Christian family.”
 With the addition of Christina, Sunday Edition is open to expanding their boundaries into new territories and ministry events. The group is currently booking for all time periods in 2012 and beyond. For more information on booking the group, call (615) 545-5315 or visit www.sundayedition.net  .
 Sunday Edition has had a stellar year. The group was recently honored with three nominations in the United States Associated of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians (USAGEM) Annual Awards Show. Sunday Edition received two nominations as a group – New Artist of the Year and Gospel Entertainer of the Year. In addition, the group’s lead vocalist Chris Unthank was named in the Male Vocalist of the Year category.
 The group also earned two nominations in the 2011 SGM Fan Awards – including Favorite Album for Sunday Worship and Favorite Baritone for group patriarch Deon Unthank. The About.com readers also nominated the group for Best Southern Gospel Group in the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. The group was nominated alongside industry mainstays Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs, The Hoppers, and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Sunday Edition’s new single, “Lift Up Your Eyes” (written by group member Amy Marie Unthank with Rebecca J. Peck), will ship Southern Gospel and Christian country radio at the first of the year. The group is currently writing material and choosing songs for their highly anticipated new mainline release. More information on that will be released at a later date.
 Sunday Edition’s website is currently under renovation, and until the new site is unveiled, you can find out more information on the group by visiting www.sundayedition.net . Facebook members can find Sunday Edition at www.facebook.com/sundayedition  . You can follow Sunday Edition on Twitter by logging in at www.twitter.com/thesunedition  .
 About Sunday Edition
Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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8th Annual USAGEM Awards A Huge Success

Written by SGN Scoops on November 26, 2011 – 2:00 pm -

 EHA-Nashville, TN –The televised 8th Annual USAGEM Awards Show was held on Saturday November 19, 2011 at the historic Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville , Tennessee .  The three hour show was filmed by Fresh Well Media for future television broadcasts on the Family Friendly Entertainment Network.
 
Appropriately, Melanie Walker opened the show with a flawless performance of her upbeat, hand-clapping song, “Walking In Jerusalem”.   
 
The Fox Brothers were the hosts of the show and kept the show moving with introductions of performers and presenters by means of their own brand of humor and wit.  They garnered three awards including the Gospel Entertainer Of The Year, Vocal Group Of The Year, and the Christian Country Crown Jewel Award.  Group member and funnyman, Roy Fox received the Comedian Of The Year award.  The Fox Brothers closed the show with their popular rendition of an American patriotic favorite, “God Bless The USA”.
 
Members of the popular southern gospel singing group, The Gardners accepted three awards including the Song Of The Year accolades for their song “Sign Me Up”. They also received the Southern Gospel Crown Jewel Award. Group member Regina Gardner was the recipient of the coveted Female Vocalist Of The Year Award. 
 
One emotional highlight of the show was the awarding of the organization’s most prestigious honor, The Diamond Award to USAGEM’s past president and Pearly Gates members, Daniel and Teresa Johnson.  This award is a lifetime achievement honor presented to USAGEM members who show a great commitment to God, Christian service, and dedication to USAGEM.  A further emotional highlight was the presentation of the Sapphire Award to Don Inks for his behind the scenes work and devotion to the USAGEM organization.  Don is the husband and manager of Christian country artist, Peggy Inks. The Emerald Award was presented to Kent Smith Family member and founder, Kent Smith; and the Ruby Award went to television producer and radio host, Tommie Lewis. 
 
The Male Vocalist Of The Year Award was presented to one of the organization’s perennial favorites, Rene Jones.  He and his wife, Edie Jones presented an impeccable performance of their brand new Christian Country chart single, “Bible By Her Bed”. 
 
Danny Jones did a superb performance of his self-penned song “Dream Giver”, a song featured in the upcoming faith-based movie “Secrets In The Snow”.  Jones also garnered the Contemporary Christian Crown Jewel Award, his very first USAGEM trophy.
 
Newcomer, Russ Murphy had the enthusiastic crowd on their feet as he performed his hit single and patriotic song “My America” and comedian nominee Cheryl Jackson performed a very impressive stand-up comedy routine which had everyone laughing with her side-splitting, hilarious wit.
 
The Duo Of The Year Award was presented for the second time to Lewis & Lewis; The Musician Of The Year accolades went to Nashville producer and pianist, John Rees; The Accoustic Singer/Songwriter Of The Year was awarded to Christian country singer and songwriter, Ann Hartmann; The New Artist Of The Year honors went to new southern gospel group, The Davis Family; The Black Gospel Crown Jewel was awarded to television host and singer, Dewitt Johnson; and bluegrass group Leipers Fork Bluegrass were first time recipients of the Bluegrass Crown Jewel Award.
 
Charlene Harrison’s very stirring presentation of “How Great Thou Art”, and For Heaven’s Sake’s very powerful performance of “God’s Still Faithful” left the crowd wanting more.  Sandi Kay & New Hickory once again brought the house down with their intricate bluegrass picking and singing as they performed “I Can See Clearly Now”.
 
More performance highlights included several featured special performances.  New Artist nominees Allison Speer, Mark Brown, David Smith, Paul Sparks, Sunday Edition, and The Davis Family received a standing ovation for their moving and powerful performance of “Because He Lives”, a song made famous by the legendary Speer Family.  Song Of The Year nominees Glenn Tubb, The Pearly Gates, Tank Tackett, Joe Arview and Thunder, and The Gardners each proudly and flawlessly performed a portion of their top five nominated songs.  Musician nominees Shelton Bissell, Jim Frable, John Rees, and Jay Shupe performed an upbeat “I’ll Fly Away” while young USAGEM members Summer & Autumn Ryan performed their clogging routine, a bonus delight to audience members.
 
As a special highlight this year, in order to commemorate the addition of the Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Of The Year Award, a special songwriter’s round was featured and included performances by the top five nominees.  Ann Hartmann, Daniel Johnson, Glenn Tubb, Tammy Vice, and Jimmy Jack Whitaker each performed a portion of one of their favorite self-penned songs.  During this performance, a surprise special guest appearance by Nashville songwriter, Wood Newton added a special flavor to this already great songwriter’s collaboration.  Wood has written many hit songs including “Bobbie Sue” made famous by The Oak Ridge Boys.
 
Bev McCann performed a very touching tribute to respected USAGEM member and award winner Amanda Fessant, who passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer.  She was only 34 years old.  Bev performed a medley of songs of Amanda’s favorite gospel hymns including “Amazing Grace”, “I Surrender All”, and “This World Is Not My Home”.
 
Special segment hosts were Rev. Harry Yates, Joanne Cash Yates, Peggy Inks, and Melanie Walker. Some award presenters were Brian & Allison Speer; media representative, Evie Hawkins; Mona Faith and Rev. Gene Fant; Don and Sandra Lee Burdick; Last Chance members James Burns and Mark Fuqua; and David Smith of the duo, David & Carrie Smith.  Other presenters included Stephen Fryar; Marty Merchant; Darlene Chapman; Tommie Lewis; Roger Revette; Sheila Berry; Jim Babcock; Laura Mathy; Kent Smith; Ray Lewis; Dottie Tubb; and The Toneys.
 
The USAGEM Awards Show is a production of the United States Association Of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  For more information please visit www.USAGEM.org or www.MyUSAGEM.org 
 
Below is a full list of 2011 USAGEM award winners.
 
Gospel Entertainer Of The Year: The Fox Brothers
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Rene Jones
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Regina Gardner
Duo Of The Year: Lewis & Lewis
Group Of The Year: The Fox Brothers
Song Of The Year: “Sign Me Up” by The Gardners
Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Of The Year: Ann Hartmann
New Artist Of The Year: The Davis Family
Musician Of The Year: John Rees
Comedian Of The Year: Roy Fox
Diamond Award: Daniel & Teresa Johnson
Emerald Award: Tommie Lewis
Ruby Award: Kent Smith
Sapphire Award: Don Inks
Southern Gospel Crown Jewel Award: The Gardners
Contemporary Christian Crown Jewel Award: Danny Jones
Christian Country Crown Jewel Award: The Fox BrothersBlack Gospel Crown Jewel Award: Dewitt Johnson
Bluegrass Crown Jewel Award: Leipers Fork Bluegrass


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8th Annual USAGEM Awards Scheduled at the Texas Troubadour Theatre November 19, 2011

Written by SGN Scoops on November 2, 2011 – 3:49 am -

The 8th Annual USAGEM Awards will take center stage in Nashville , Tennessee on Saturday November 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the historic Texas Troubadour Theatre for a presentation of their annual music awards.  Interspersed throughout the show will be an array of performances by gospel music artists associated with the Nashville-based organization.
 
The televised event will be hosted by the award-winning group, The Fox Brothers. The show will be filmed by Fresh Well Media to be aired on the Family-Friendly Entertainment Network and other Christian television networks. 
 
Artists scheduled to perform include Melanie Walker, The Hemphills, Joanne Cash Yates, The Gardners, Glenn Tubb, Allison Speer, Russ Murphy, Rene Jones, The Pearly Gates, Danny Jones, Sandi Kay & New Hickory, Charlene Harrison, Bev McCann, Ann Hartmann, Tammy Vice, Joe Arview & Thunder, Sunday Edition,  and comedian, Cheryl Jackson. 
 
A total of nineteen awards will be presented in a broad cross section of categories including gospel entertainer, male and female artists, new artist, song, acoustic singer/songwriter, group, duo, musician, and comedian.  Genre-specific awards will be presented to artists in Southern Gospel, Christian Country, Black Gospel, Bluegrass , and Contemporary Christian music.
 
The USAGEM Awards Show is a highlight of the annual USAGEM Convention which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday November 18-19, 2011.  Convention activities will be held at the Texas Troubadour Theatre and The Radisson Hotel (located on Music Valley Drive – adjacent to the Texas Troubadour Theatre).
 
The USAGEM Convention & Awards is sponsored by the United States Association Of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
 
Below is a list of awards and top nominees. Read more »


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Sunday Edition Honored with 3 USAGEM Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops on September 26, 2011 – 1:06 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (September 26, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, was recently honored with three nominations in the upcoming United States Associated of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians (USAGEM) Annual Awards Show.
 
Sunday Edition received two nominations as a group – New Artist of the Year and Gospel Entertainer of the Year. In addition, the group’s lead vocalist Chris Unthank was named in the Male Vocalist of the Year category.
 
“We are new to USAGEM, but we are so grateful for their support of our ministry this year,” mentioned group member Deon Unthank. “We believe in the work that this organization is doing, and we are proud to be a member of USAGEM.”
 
The USAGEM Awards will be handed out as a part of the 8th Annual USAGEM Convention and Awards Show. The even will be held at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville, Tennessee on November 18 and 19, 2011. More information on the organization and event can be found at www.usagem.org  .
 
Sunday Edition recently released their highly anticipated follow-up single to the group’s debut singles with BSA World Records. The group has again partnered with BSA World Records for this release – which was produced by Glen Bates (Crystal River, Tribute Quartet).  Bates produced the critically acclaimed “Mercy Walks a Road” and smash hit “He Bore a Cross” for the group as well. The song, titled “Bring Back the Cross,” was written by Glen Bates was sent to radio earlier this summer.
 
“He Bore a Cross” became the group’s biggest hit to date in 2009  – giving them their highest charting position on the Singing News Top 80 (#44) and earning the group its first Top 10 New Release.  In addition, the song landed Sunday Edition its second #1 hit on the SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart. The second single, “Mercy Walks a Road” also charted on major Southern Gospel charts – AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart, Christian Voice Magazine Top 100 Southern Gospel Chart, and PowerSource Magazine Top 100 Southern Gospel chart.
 
The trio recently released their highly anticipated new recording – Sunday Worship.  Sunday Worship is a conceptual recording that not only pays tribute to the group’s history singing in the church, but it also takes a look at the current landscape of church music. Sunday Worship consists of six cherished hymns and five modern worship songs set to an acoustic, piano only accompaniment.
 
Sunday Edition’s website is currently under renovation, and until the new site is unveiled, you can find out more information on the trio by visiting many social networking sites. Facebook members can find Sunday Edition at www.facebook.com/sundayedition  .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at www.myspace.com/thesundayedition/ .  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/ . You can follow Sunday Edition on Twitter by logging in at www.twitter.com/thesunedition  .
 
About Sunday Edition
Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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Sunday Edition Announces Marriage of Chris Unthank to Noel Lowrance

Written by SGN Scoops on September 8, 2011 – 5:54 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (September 8, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, is proud to announce the recent marriage of group member Chris Unthank to Noel Lowrance of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
The happy couple was married on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The wedding took place at Turning Point Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. After Hurricane Irene thwarted their honeymoon plans in New York City, the couple rerouted and spent their honeymoon in Chicago last week. The couple resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where Chris remains a vital part of Sunday Edition, SSE Group, Inc. and AbsolutelyGospel.com.
 
In addition to singing with Sunday Edition, Chris is the son of Deon Unthank (administrator of AbsolutelyGospel.com, formerly SoGospelNews.com – the internet’s largest e-zine dedicated to Southern Gospel music). He is also the co-founder of SSE Group, Inc., a publicity and web-publishing firm dedicated to assisting emerging artists in the field of Southern Gospel. Chris was recently appointed the editor-in-chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com after the passing of site founder (and his mother) Susan Unthank this past January.
 
Noel, originally from Waco, Texas, currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is currently working as the church secretary at Turning Church, the couple’s home church. Noel is the daughter of Rev. Johnny and Brenda Lowrance. Rev. Lowrance was the writer of the hit song “Mender of Broken Wings” (recorded by The Sound).
 
The happy couple looks forward to meeting old and new friends a like at next week’s National Quartet Convention. You can stop by Sunday Edition’s booth (#898 and 8A) and wish the happy couple many blessings.
 
For more information on Sunday Edition, visit them on the popular social networking site Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sundayedition  .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at http://myspace.com/thesundayedition/ .  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at http://www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/ .
 
The trio’s home on the web can be found at www.sundayedition.net .
 
About Sunday Edition
Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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Branson Gospel Music Revival To Be Held At Tri-Lakes Center Next Week

Written by Scoops Staff on June 23, 2011 – 1:03 pm -

Four-day event to include Dino, HisSong and others and will benefit Convoy Of Hope Disaster Relief

BRANSON, Mo. – (June 23, 2011) – The Branson Gospel Music Revival (formerly Convention) is returning to Branson, Missouri for the third time next week. The four-day annual event heads to a new venue this year, the Tri-Lakes Center, 2527 State Highway 248 in Branson.

Taking place Tuesday, June 28 – Friday, July 1, the gospel celebration consists of daily matinee and evening concerts featuring approximately 75 Gospel musicians from across the United States.

Dino, HisSong, Beyond the Ashes, Kenny Bishop, Ann Downing, Mike Allen, The Williamsons, Praise Incorporated, 2nd Generation, Voices of Glory, Jay Stone Singers, McMillan and Life, Rod Burton, Lynda Lynn, Sunday Edition, Mystery Men, and more will be part of the Revival, which organizers say puts the spotlight on the gospel message.

Also returning will be the popular SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, as well as the Tribute to Albert Brumley and  “Piano Praise” segments. Additionally, a  “New Faces” afternoon concert geared toward teens and those “young at heart” has been added. A Branson GMR Prayer Team, who will pray with audience members and artists alike during the week, is a new addition this year as well.

“We continue to learn and grow and are striving to make this an even more enjoyable event, one that continues to attract new people to this great city every summer,” co-owner and host Rod Burton stated. “Meanwhile, our focus continues to be on fostering a time of refreshing and encouragement for our artists as well as the audience.”

Having won the “Pacesetter of the Year” award from AbsolutelyGospel.com for the second consecutive year, Burton and his wife and partner, Kelly Burton, look forward to building on the success of what they still consider a very new event.

“It has been a true honor to receive some Gospel industry accolades,” Kelly mentions. “What we hope that sort of recognition translates to is more people coming to hear the truly fantastic artists who gather here with us in Branson every summer, so they can receive the message of faith being offered through gospel music.”

On that note, the couple has announced that Wednesday, June 29, will be “Disaster Relief Night” at the Revival, with a portion of all ticket and program book proceeds going to aid victims of Branson and Hollister area flooding as well as the recent catastrophic tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Donations will be made to the Assemblies of God relief organization Convoy of Hope, which has already provided substantial assistance throughout the region.

Concerts are scheduled daily Tuesday, June 28 through Friday, July 1 from noon-4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $18.00 per day for adults and can be purchased by calling the Tri Lakes Center at 1-800-785-1550 or 417-336-0219.

More information about Branson Gospel Music Revival can be found at www.BransonGMR.com or by calling 615-530-3726.


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Sunday Edition Releases Third Single with BSA World Records This Month

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 8, 2011 – 11:34 am -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (March 7, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Nashville’s favorite groups, was recently in the studio recording vocals for the highly anticipated follow-up single to the group’s debut singles with BSA World Records.

The group is partnering once more with BSA World Records for this release – which was produced by Glen Bates (Crystal River, Tribute Quartet).  Bates produced the critically acclaimed “Mercy Walks a Road” and smash hit “He Bore a Cross” for the group as well.

The song, titled “Bring Back the Cross,” was written by Glen Bates is set to hit radio later this month.

“It is an easy decision for us to keep partnering with Glen and BSA World Records,” mentioned Deon Unthank of Sunday Edition. “Our first single with the company became our biggest hit to date, and the last single, ‘Mercy Walks a Road,’ has been a great ministry tool for us.”

“He Bore a Cross” became the group’s biggest hit to date earlier this year – giving them their highest charting position on the Singing News Top 80 (#44) and earning the group its first Top 10 New Release.  In addition, the song landed Sunday Edition its second #1 hit on the SouthernGospelTimes.com Top 40 Fan Chart. The second single, “Mercy Walks a Road” also charted on major Southern Gospel charts – AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart, Christian Voice Magazine Top 100 Southern Gospel Chart, and PowerSource Magazine Top 100 Southern Gospel chart.

“Bring Back the Cross” hits radio programmers’ desks this month and is being distributed and promoted to radio exclusively through the Rick Hendrix Company.

Rick Hendrix of the Rick Hendrix Company said, “This is a powerful song, and we are so excited to be a part of it. We know that it is going to be a big song for the group, and we can’t wait to see where it takes them.”

For more information on the single, visit the Rick Hendrix Company at www.rickhendrix.com .

Sunday Edition was recently greeted with news that they were nominated in the About Christian Music Reader’s Choice Awards. The trio was nominated for “Best Southern Gospel Group” alongside some of the industry’s most visible and respected artists such as Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, and Gaither Vocal Band. The readers of About Christian Music chose the nominees in a dozen categories that included every genre of music form Southern Gospel to Rock and Urban to Indie categories.

For more information on the About Christian Music Reader’s Awards, visit http://christianmusic.about.com . About Christian Music is one of the most read sites on Christian and Gospel music. The site covers all forms of Gospel music, including Southern Gospel.

The trio recently released their highly anticipated new recording – Sunday Worship.  Sunday Worship is a conceptual recording that not only pays tribute to the group’s history singing in the church, but it also takes a look at the current landscape of church music. Sunday Worship consists of six cherished hymns and five modern worship songs set to an acoustic, piano only accompaniment.

Sunday Edition’s website is currently under renovation, and until the new site is unveiled, you can find out more information on the trio by visiting many social networking sites. Facebook members can find Sunday Edition at www.facebook.com/sundayedition .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at www.myspace.com/thesundayedition/.  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/. You can follow Sunday Edition on Twitter by logging in at www.twitter.com/thesunedition .


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Sunday Edition Nominated For “Best Southern Gospel Group” in About Christian Music Reader’s Choice Awards!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 21, 2011 – 11:26 am -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (February 21, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Middle Tennessee’s favorite groups, was recently greeted with news that they were nominated in the About Christian Music Reader’s Choice Awards.

The up and coming trio was nominated for “Best Southern Gospel Group” alongside some of the industry’s most visible and respected artists such as Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, and Gaither Vocal Band. The readers of About Christian Music chose the nominees in a dozen categories that included every genre of music form Southern Gospel to Rock and Urban to Indie categories.

“To say that we are shocked by this nomination is an understatement,” mentioned Deon Unthank of Sunday Edition. “We’ve had a rough first part of the year with the death of my wife, and due to her declining health our ministry took a backseat for a good part of last year. To see that people are still supportive of our music and ministry is so encouraging! We are truly honored and humbled by this nomination! Thank you to everyone who placed a vote for us!”

Sunday Edition was recently named the “underdog” by Kim Jones (editor of About Christian Music) due to the group’s indie status and grassroots following. Voting for the winners will continue until March 8, 2011, and fans of all genres of Gospel music are encouraged to vote for their favorite artists.

For more information on the About Christian Music Reader’s Awards, visit http://christianmusic.about.com . About Christian Music is one of the most read sites on Christian and Gospel music. The site covers all forms of Gospel music, including Southern Gospel.

Sunday Edition recently recorded their third single release for BSA World Records. News about the new song and full-time radio promotion will be announced at a later date.

The trio recently released their highly anticipated new recording – Sunday Worship Sunday Worship is a conceptual recording that not only pays tribute to the group’s history singing in the church, but it also takes a look at the current landscape of church music. Sunday Worship consists of six cherished hymns and five modern worship songs set to an acoustic, piano only accompaniment.

Sunday Edition’s website is currently under renovation, and until the new site is unveiled, you can find out more information on the trio by visiting many social networking sites. Facebook members can find Sunday Edition at www.facebook.com/sundayedition .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at www.myspace.com/thesundayedition/.  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/. You can follow Sunday Edition on Twitter by logging in at www.twitter.com/thesunedition .


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Audio Files: Rod Burton

Written by Scoops Staff on February 19, 2011 – 10:49 am -

SGN Scoops Exclusive:

Rob Patz talks to soloist Rod Burton about his latest music, the country-tinged classics and new tunes that have made The Difference in his life and in the lives of listeners. He also discusses his 5 dream lead singer gigs and stories from life on the road with a young family…

Click here or on the picture to listen.

For a preview of Rod’s duet with Russ Taff, “Water Grave,” click here.


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Sunday Edition Announces Engagement of Chris Unthank to Noel Lowrance

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 31, 2011 – 6:13 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (January 31, 2011) – Sunday Edition, one of Middle Tennessee’s favorite groups, is proud to announce the engagement of group member Chris Unthank to Noel Lowrance of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

In addition to singing with Sunday Edition, Chris is the son of Deon & Susan Unthank (administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com, formerly SoGospelNews.com – the internet’s largest e-zine dedicated to Southern Gospel music). He is also the co-founder of SSE Group, Inc., a publicity and web-publishing firm dedicated to assisting emerging artists in the field of Southern Gospel. Chris was recently appointed the editor-in-chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com earlier this month.

Noel, originally from Waco, Texas, currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is currently working as the church secretary at Turning Point Assembly of God, the couple’s home church. Noel is the daughter of Rev. Johnny and Brenda Lowrance. Rev. Lowrance was the writer of the hit song “Mender of Broken Wings.”

The happy couple has set the date for their wedding for Saturday, August 27, 2011. The wedding will take place at Turning Point Assembly of God in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The couple is planning to reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where Chris plans to remain a vital part of Sunday Edition, SSE Group, Inc. and AbsolutelyGospel.com.

For more information on the wedding, visit http://www.chrisandnoel.com.

For more information on Sunday Edition, visit them on the popular social networking site Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sundayedition .  Sunday Edition’s MySpace can be found at http://myspace.com/thesundayedition/.  Fans can visit Sunday Edition’s Shoutlife at http://www.shoutlife.com/sundayedition/.

About Sunday Edition

Sunday Edition was formed back in the early 70’s as an all-male quartet.  Now, 30 years later, the group has reformed as the family trio consisting of Deon Unthank, Amy Marie Unthank, and Chris Unthank.  The group has a rich sound with a wide variety of influences which range from traditional southern to country and progressive southern to black gospel.


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