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Surrendered’s Russell Wise Blessed with Good News after Health Scare

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 11, 2017 – 8:13 am -

Surrendered's Russell Wise Blessed with Good News after Health Scare

Surrendered’s Russell Wise Blessed with Good News after Health Scare

Gadsden, Alabama  During 2017, Surrendered has experienced both challenges and successes as they have been blessed with tremendous growth in their ministry. The Southern Gospel trio, from Gadsden, Alabama, has won multiple awards, ministered at top events, enjoyed TV appearances, and had charting singles.

Surrendered is also scheduled to enter the Daywind Music Studios in the next few weeks to begin recording a new project, under the direction of Producer, Jason Clark. Additionally, the trio is set to appear at some of gospel’s biggest events in the next few months.

The year has also brought challenges. Recently, founding member, Russell Wise, experienced symptoms of serious health issues. These included disorientation, chest pain, arm pain, and nausea. Russell went to the doctor and was immediately sent to the emergency room. After several days in the hospital, recovering and undergoing a battery of tests to determine the cause of his health issues, it was determined that Russell has type 2 diabetes. Wise will begin a regimen that includes diet and lifestyle changes. Surrendered will not miss any scheduled dates.

“I’m very thankful to my wife, Lori, and my Surrendered family, Tiffany Hamilton and Joseph Reed for encouraging me to find the root of my health issues.” said Russell Wise. He continued, “I’m also thankful for a tremendous group of health professionals and know that their hands were guided by the Great Physician as they worked tirelessly to discover what was causing my symptoms. They continue to share their expertise as they are helping me develop a healthier lifestyle.” This experience has turned a serious challenge into an unexpected blessing as Wise continues his path to better health for life.

Surrendered’s Joseph Reed said “While Russell gave us a scare, we all knew that ‘God has this,’ and we knew with his faith, along with thousands of prayers on his behalf, that he would be able to continue his ministry, while being healthier, more energetic, and funnier than ever.” Reed added, “Tiffany and I are thankful for Russell as he leads Surrendered by example. I’ve never known anyone that loves God and gospel music more than him. Russell and Lori have the faith, expertise, and drive to lead Surrendered as we continue to be blessed with new opportunities”

Russell and Lori Wise want to thank everyone for their calls, visits, texts, prayer chains and overwhelming support. They also share that they could not have accomplished last weekend’s concerts without the help of the group, and Chris Hamilton (Tiffany’s husband). Russell and Lori are excited to see where the Lord leads Surrendered as they continue to share the Gospel through music.

Look for Surrendered at top events and venues in the next few months, including the National Quartet Convention, and Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. They will also be ministering in churches across several states, taking part in concerts, revivals, conventions and more.

Join Surrendered on Facebook, and also find out more about them at www.surrendered.biz. For booking information, contact Michael Davis at 858-454-5900.


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Surrendered, Welcomes New Vocalist

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 3, 2017 – 8:19 am -

Surrendered, Welcomes New Vocalist

Surrendered, Welcomes New Vocalist

Gadsden, Alabama –  Award winning trio, Surrendered, recently welcomed vocalist Tiffany Hamilton to the Gadsden, Alabama based group.

A seasoned vocalist, Tiffany Hamilton has been singing since the age of 4. Gospel music fans will enjoy the powerful range, and energy she brings to Surrendered. Hamilton resides in Oxford, Alabama with her husband, Chris and their 2 daughters, Sara and Macy.

Former female vocalist, Sadie Renae, spent two dedicated years with the group, and has recently come off the road to pursue other interests. Everyone with Surrendered wishes Sadie the absolute best in her future endeavors.

Surrendered is honored to be recording their upcoming album at Daywind Studios in Nashville, TN with Producer Jason Clark of The Nelons. Look for great new music from Surrendered and their new lineup soon.

When asked about joining the growing ministry of Surrendered, Hamilton said, “I’m looking forward to hitting the road with Surrendered to share my heart for ministry and my love for Christ through this music to people all over the country,”  Russell Wise, and Joseph Reed, the other members of the trio, share her excitement about their ministry.

Surrendered encourages Southern Gospel music fans to go to their Facebook page and welcome Tiffany to the group.

To learn more about Surrendered, go to www.surrendered.biz. For booking information, contact Michael Davis at the Dominion Agency at 858-454-5900.


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Surrendered Releases New Single, “You Don’t Know the Half of It”

Written by Staff on March 9, 2017 – 3:18 pm -

Surrendered Song Written by Award Winning Songwriter, Dianne Wilkinson

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Gadsden, Alabama (February 23, 2017) Fresh on the heels of their top 40 hit, “I’ve Been to the Well,” gospel trio, Surrendered, has released “You Don’t Know the Half of It,” to radio stations nationwide. The song was written by top songwriter, Dianne Wilkinson, and distributed by Jan Puryear Promotions.

“When we heard, “You Don’t Know the Half of It,” we knew this was a song that would resonate with listeners, just like it did all of us in the group,” said Russell Wise of Surrendered. “Dianne Wilkinson has been one of gospel’s top songwriters for years and we are all excited to share this song in concert, and on radio,” he concluded.

Dianne Wilkinson writes new song for Surrendered

Dianne Wilkinson

Dianne Wilkinson added, “Some time back, I heard an expression we have all used when we’re trying to convey something of great excitement or magnitude…”You don’t know the HALF of it”! As often happens, even with something I’ve heard all my life, this time I thought to myself, “that applies to the glory of our afterlife as children of God like it applies to nothing else”! I knew I wanted to write it.” She continues, “If we had even a glimpse of it now, we couldn’t stand it. We’ll have to be in our glorified bodies to see that marvelous “other half” that God has waiting for us in eternity! I’m delighted that Surrendered has recorded this song and sent it to radio. We hope it will bless the saints, and make the unsaved want to go!”

Having just been blessed with back to back months in the Singing News Top 40 Southern Gospel Charts, Surrendered is quick to give credit to God for his blessings. “There is no way to say thank you enough for the amazing support from our family, friends, DJ’s, promoters and our agent. All the credit goes to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. ITS ALL GOD!”

To learn more about Surrendered, click here. For booking information, contact Michael Davis at the Dominion Agency.
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Surrendered Welcomes Vocalist Joseph Reed

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 28, 2016 – 8:00 am -

Award Winning Gospel Trio, Surrendered, Welcomes Vocalist Joseph Reed

Award Winning Gospel Trio, Surrendered, Welcomes Vocalist Joseph Reed

Gadsden AL  Surrendered, an award winning gospel trio from Gadsden, AL, recently announced the addition of Joseph Reed to the group. A multi talented singer, musician and speaker, Reed adds a new dimension to this upcoming and progressive gospel trio. A fresh sound and a “family feel,” to live events will add to the excitement and ministry of Surrendered.

Born and raised in Bristol, TN, Joseph currently resides in Nashville, TN, with his wife Brandi and their 5 children. Reed began singing and playing gospel music at the age of 8. He traveled full time singing and preaching with his Dad, Cecil Reed, for more than 15 years. He fell in love with both music and ministry. Through the years, he has performed his music to cafe crowds of 30, and to sold out crowds of over 13,000. Joseph’s experience also includes opening for George Jones, as well as singing background vocals for Carman. He has shared the stage with several award winning gospel and country music artists.

As a child, Joseph would write song lyrics on his closet door, with a permanent marker. Later, when he began using pencil and paper, his mom began an entirely new level of support and encouragement of his songwriting. No stranger to songwriter showcases, Reed has had songs recorded by Music Row recording artists. He also plays several instruments including the piano, drums and acoustic and bass guitars.

“All of us at Surrendered are excited to present the multi talented Joseph Reed as our newest member,” said Russell Wise, founding member and bassist for the group. “Not only is he a wonderful vocalist, he is an excellent musician and speaker.  His voice, infectious sense of humor and genuine dedication to sharing the gospel will fit right in with the ministry of Surrendered.”

Surrendered is excited to introduce Joseph at the huge winter concert, coming up this Thursday in Gadsden, Alabama. Surrendered will be joined by one of gospel’s top quartets, Gold City, for this special event. The concert will be held at the Tabernacle, on South 11th Street in Gadsden. Tickets for this exciting concert are available in advance by calling 205-937-1185 for only $10.00 each. Tickets will also be available at the door for only $12.00. The doors will open at 5:30 central with the concert beginning at 6:30. A love offering will be taken. The pastor at the Tabernacle is Tommy Marshall.

Reed will be joining vocalist and bassist Russell Wise, vocalist Sadie Renae Matthews and drummer Kendall Lee Teague in the group. For booking information for Surrendered, pastors and promoters can contact the Dominion Agency at 828-454-5900. Surrendered music is provided to radio by Jan Puryear Promotions. More information on Surrendered can be found  at www.surrendered.biz or on Facebook @surrenderedministries.

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Gold City and Surrendered Concert

Written by scoopsnews on December 21, 2016 – 8:10 am -

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Gadsden, Alabama (December 20, 2016) Gold City, one of gospel music’s most honored quartets, will team up with one of the genre’s top new groups, Surrendered, to present a special winter concert on Thursday, December 29th. The event will be held at the Tabernacle, 1301 South 11th Street, in Gadsden, Alabama.

Gadsden, Alabama has long been home to some of gospel’s top artists and events. This special concert will feature 2 hometown groups. Both Gold City and Surrendered call Gadsden home.

Surrendered has quickly became known as one of the most innovative, exciting and dedicated groups in Southern Gospel. They have won multiple awards, including the Diamond Award as Top New Trio, as well as the top prize in the Sing Atlanta talent contest. Their current single “I’ve Been to the Well” is currently a top 80 tune in the Singing News Southern Gospel chart.

Gold City has long been one of gospel music’s top quartets. They continue to be featured in top events, including the National Quartet Convention, and their music is constantly near the top of the charts.

Russell Wise of Surrendered said “We feel very blessed and excited to see what the Lord has done with the ministry of Surrendered in 2016. We hope this concert will be a blessing to those in attendance as we thank the community for their support. We’re especially excited to share the stage with one of the all time great quartets, Gold City.”

Tickets for this exciting concert are available in advance by calling 205-937-1185 for only $10.00 each. Tickets will also be available at the door for only $12.00. The doors will open at 5:30 central with the concert beginning at 6:30. A love offering will be taken. The pastor at the Tabernacle is Tommy Marshall.

You can learn more about Gold City at www.goldcityqt.com. Find out more about Surrendered at www.surrendered.biz.


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Benefitt Singing for The Connell Family!

Written by scoopsnews on December 9, 2016 – 5:34 pm -

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A wonderful night of singing is taking place right now in Birmingham, Alabama. ClearVision Quartet, Surrendered, and Exodus are singing to a spirit-filled congregation. The reason for this concert is to help friends, The Connell’s. Karen Connell recently had a liver transplant in Birmingham, Alabama. Tonight’s concert is to help with expenses during the families stay in the hospital.

Chris Connell and his daughters, Hannah and Heather are here.

Chris has a report on his wife:

 

Here are a few pics from the night…

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Rob Patz and Cody McCreary of Hope’s Journey

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Tony Shephard of ClearVision

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The Connells

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Mary and Susan of Exodus

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Surrendered Blessed With Diamond Award, Talent Contest Win

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 15, 2016 – 8:02 am -

Surrendered Blessed With Diamond Award, Talent Contest Win

Surrendered Blessed With Diamond Award, Talent Contest Win

Gadsden, Alabama –  Surrendered, a progressive Southern Gospel trio from Gadsden, Alabama has been blessed with tremendous growth in their first year of ministry. While they have earned multiple honors recently, they are not resting on their laurels as they work to improve their impact in the gospel music field, improving their ability to reach the lost and encourage the church.

Recently, Surrendered was honored with a Diamond Award as Sunrise Trio of the Year in a ceremony in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Surrendered was also the grand prize winner of the talent contest at Sing Atlanta.  As the winner of this prestigious event, the group received a recording package from Daywind Records. The project will be produced by Jason Clark of the Nelons. The Nelons will also make a guest appearance on one of the songs. Russell Wise, of Surrendered said, ” We are thankful for this fantastic opportunity.  The group not only have the opportunity to work with Jason, but also Kelly Nelon as a vocal coach, as we record with Daywind Records.”

The trio is scheduled to be a featured guest on an upcoming episode of the nationally televised Southern Gospel program, Harmony Road TV, as part of an episode hosted by award winning songwriter, Kenna Turner West.

Another important step in the development of Surrendered Ministries had them recently working with Joyce Martin Sanders, of the Martins. They spent a day with Joyce, working on stage presence, transitions and overall vocal unity.

The group will participate in about 130 dates during the calendar year of 2016. This includes large concerts, revivals, church services and more. This number speaks volumes about their dedication and conviction, as well as the popularity of their fresh, exciting sound.

Gospel music veteran Russell Wise is the group’s leader.  Known for his powerful baritone voice, Wise was a longtime member of Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters, playing bass and singing backup vocals. Singing lead and tenor for the group is Terry “Bubba” LaTaste who brings his powerful voice, engaging sense of humor and inspiring testimony to a Surrendered concert. Known as the “rose between the thorns,” 17 year old Sadie Renae sings both lead and harmony. In a few short months, Renae’s powerful voice has captured the hearts of listeners. She is one of the young, shining stars of gospel music today.

A few months ago, the group added Kendall Teague on drums. Only 20 years old, Teague was called to preach at the age of 18. He also performs a variety of duties for Surrendered, including maintaining their website. Renae and Teague are examples of young, dedicated and talented singers and musicians that are the future of Southern Gospel.

The mixture of the long time experience of Wise and LaTaste, along with the young talent of Renae, and Teague, provide Surrendered with a unique chemistry, giving them a sound that is resonating with Southern Gospel concert goers and radio listeners across the country.

More information on Surrendered can be found at www.surrendered.biz.  To host Surrendered at your church or event, contact Michael Davis at the Dominion Agency at 828-454-5900.  Jan Puryear Promotions represents Surrendered Ministries to radio, including their current single “I’ve Been to the Well,” which is quickly climbing the Southern Gospel charts.


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Diamond Award nominee, Surrendered, releases I’ve Been To The Well

Written by Staff on September 15, 2016 – 11:43 am -

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Gadsden, AL (September 15, 2016) – New Gospel trio, Surrendered, is making waves with their radio single, “I’ve Been To The Well,” and will be releasing their new project of the same name on September 23, 2016. Surrendered is based in northeast Alabama and has been traveling since early 2015. Russell Wise, a longtime member of Wendy Bagwell and the Sunlighters, along with Terry LaTaste, present a tight, seasoned harmony and Country flavor, while female vocalist Sadie Renae lights up the stage at 17 years of age and provides a youthful, unique edge. Backing up the vocalists is drummer Kendall Teague.

 

I’ve Been To The Well was recorded at Gat3 MidSouth Recording Studios in Gadsden, Alabama, after many hours of searching for just the right song and message. The project consists of all original songs by award-winning writers such as Dianne Wilkinson and Joseph Habedank, as well as three songs written or co-written by members Wise and Renae. The title song was written by Terry W. Wilkins and Adam Kohout and was released to radio through Jan Puryear Promotions to positive reviews.

 

surrenderedSurrendered has been voted one of the top five Diamond Award nominees for Sunrise Trio of the Year and Sunrise Artist of the Year. They have a strong following throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee and are garnering new fans wherever they travel. Member Russell Wise says, “Thanks to our fans for the amazing support and love. Most of all, thank You Lord for Your tender mercies.”

Surrendered’s new CD, I’ve Been To The Well, can be pre-ordered now through their website here. Visit the group today on Facebook. 


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Gonna Be a Great Night!

Written by scoopsnews on July 12, 2016 – 8:42 am -

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It’s time to hear a little good news and join hands singing and worshipping our Savior!

Will you join us and sing some Joyful noises to the King???

This Saturday night y’all. White Springs Baptist Church in Rainbow City, AL. Pastor Abel Garcia has opened up his church and welcomes everyone to come and enjoy this evening!!


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Happy Birthday Sadie!

Written by scoopsnews on May 13, 2016 – 2:34 am -

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Surrendered’s Sadie Matthews is having a Birthday today…

We at SGN Scoops wish you a very special day!


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