Southern Gospel Weekend


Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Mississippi Welcomes The Singing Echoes

Written by scoopsnews on April 16, 2019 – 5:40 am -

Mississippi Welcomes The Singing Echoes.
You don’t want to miss this one!
Also appearing 2 of Mississippi’s finest, Answered Prayer from Hattiesburg, MS and The Bibletones from Ellisville, MS.
Hope you are planning to support gospel music in Mississippi on May 4th at Southeastern Bible College in Laurel.

$10 donation at the door. Discount will apply to groups.

For more information, call 256-310-7892.

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The Bibletones 47th Annual Homecoming Sing Announced

Written by scoopsnews on March 25, 2019 – 4:34 pm -

The Bibletones Present The 47th Annual Bibletones Homecoming  in Gulfport, Mississippi with Josh & Ashley Franks and The Dixie Echoes  on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

No Tickets Required! There will be a request for a $10 donation at the door. A love offering will be received during the concert. For more information, visit or call 256-310-7892.

Concert will take place at The Lyman Community Center at 13742 Highway 49, Gulfport, Mississippi

Doors will open at 5:00 pm.

Save the date!

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“25 Days of Sharing”- Jack Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on December 20, 2018 – 3:30 am -

December is a time for sharing. At Christmas, we (Christians) celebrate The Greatest Gift of All, Jesus Christ.

Over the next few weeks we will be talking with many industry leaders, artists, pastors, promoters, etc. and asking them questions.  


Question #19 goes to Jack Armstrong of The Bibletones.


The Bibletones is the oldest quartet in Mississippi. We are starting to hear more about the group these days with charting songs and recent performance at The Memphis Quartet Show.

For some of our readers that may not be familiar with the heritage of the group, Can you tell us as much Bibletones history as you can in 10 seconds or less?

The Bibletones (earlier years)


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The Bibletones Welcome Jamie May as New Lead

Written by scoopsnews on November 7, 2018 – 4:41 am -


L to R Andrew Ishee, Glen Floyd, Jack Armstrong, Jamie May, Danny Jackson, and Ken Keyes Photography Credit: Alicia Estis Photography

The Bibletones are proud to announce that they have ended their search for their new lead singer  and have added Jamie May to take on the position.

Jamie and his family reside in Magee, Mississippi.

“We are very excited to have added someone with such enthusiasm and love for gospel music as Jamie”, states group owner, Jack Armstrong.

The Bibletones Quartet was formed in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hurt, in Lumberton, Mississippi. Hurt was born and raised in North Alabama and actively sang in quartets, including the group, the Sand Mountain Quartet. In the late 1940’s, Hurt and his wife moved to south Mississippi, where he established the Bibletones, with the vision to create a singing ministry group. In addition to his work with the quartet, Hurt also served as mayor of Lumberton, Mississippi and manufactured furniture. In the early 1980’s, Hurt retired from the Bibletones and the leadership went to Howard Rutland and Paul Vinson, members of the group. Paul Vinson left the group in the mid 80’s to sing with the Dixie Echoes (his son-in-law is Randy Shelnut).

The Bibletones has achieved many accomplishments during its existence including the recordings of more than forty projects, such as videos, television programs and a weekly show in Tampa, hosted by singer, songwriter and minister, The Late Vep Ellis. The group has appeared on the Gospel Singing Jubilee, Grand Ole Opry (Sunday night), The National Quartet Convention, as well as promoted gospel concerts in South Mississippi. (Several concerts were promoted together with the “Old Gospel Man,” the late, J. G. Whitfield).

In the last 52 years, the Bibletones has hosted more than 75 members, each one of them performing with unique talent. Some of the earlier members include: Paul Vinson (Dixie Echoes), Mark Flaker (Florida Boys), Tommy Atwood (Florida Boys), Billy Todd (Florida Boys), William Pippen (Naomi & the Segos), Craig Pippin (Dixie Echoes), Vaughn Thacker (Dixie Echoes), Pete Pitts (Naomi & the Segos), Tommy Randall (Plainsmen) and Mark Lanier (Poet Voice).

Jamie adds, “This is a dream come true to sing with The Bibletones.”

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