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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 23, 2015 – 3:40 pm -

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Don’t miss an exciting evening on television this Saturday night at 5:30 PM EST as the Award winning Browders make an appearance on the Gospel Music Showcase with Guy Penrod on the Daystar Network.

The Browders will be guests of show host Guy Penrod, performing several of their Number 1 songs as well as giving some great words of testimony and encouragement. Watch the miracle in motion as Tommy Browder plays the guitar after God gave him a healing touch even through polio.

A couple of their Number 1 tunes include “Land Of No Goodbyes”, and “Listening for the Shout”, as well as the moving “I Am So Blessed”.

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Browders Earn Third Number One Song With “Listening For The Shout”

Written by Staff on November 7, 2014 – 9:13 am -

The Browders

The Browders

Hiltons, VA (November 5, 2014) Award winning Gospel group, The Browders find themselves with another chart topping song for the month of November on The Singing News monthly chart. This was their third release of a single from their project titled Time Machine. The song that hit at number one is “Listening For The Shout” following their last number one in May of this year titled “Lift Up His Name”.

This is The Browders third number one song from this project following hitting the number one spot five times on their last project The Message. That CD not only earned them five number ones but also achieved seven songs total reaching the top ten. All of the songs were written by the Browders as is their current single.

This year for The Browders has been a one of recognition by their peers as they were nominated for their first Dove Award for Inspirational Song Of The Year. This follows winning “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2013, the Browders continue to earn that title and they continue to get the attention of the Gospel music world.

“We can never thank God enough for all the blessings He has given to our family. We continue to be amazed that He has chosen us to travel this country that we love and touch so many lives with His message through song.” stated Matthew Browder.

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About The Browders
From their beginning traveling together as a family in a Dodge Omni car, to a successful music ministry with national hits, The Browders of Hiltons, Virginia are one of the most exciting groups to step on stage in many years. This family group consists of Tommy Browder, his sons, Matthew and David, and Matthew’s wife, Sonya. They travel year round, keeping a full concert schedule as well as holding revivals across the country. One of their most captivating qualities is that The Browders play much of their music live with Tommy on acoustic lead, David on bass, Matthew on rhythm guitar and Sonya on piano. They also write most of their own music.

In recent years, they have been steadily expanding and improving their ministry for the glory of God. The were voted “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in the prestigious 2013 AGM Awards. They have enjoyed Singing News #1 song charting success with original songs like “Praise You In This Valley,” “Message Of The Cross,” and “Land Of No Goodbyes.” . With the release of their highly-anticipated, “The Message” recording came a milestone—their first #1 radio singles. They are currently performing songs from that recording as well as their hits and most-requested songs. Their current new release ‘Time Machine’ already has a number one song on the AGM Charts in “He’s Alive”.

Though things change throughout the years, their mission has remained the same—to bring hope to a lost and dying world and to encourage and challenge believers. They’re real and they’re anointed. We hope that in the near future you are able to attend or host a Browders’ concert to experience how God is working through this team.

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Tribute Quartet Unveils Daywind Debut

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 25, 2014 – 11:15 pm -

Tribute Quartet

Tribute Quartet

HENDERSONVILLE, TN (Aug. 26, 2014) – The debut project by the Tribute Quartet as a Daywind recording artist is being released today, “Journey of Hope.”

Tribute is a male quartet comprised of group manager and lead singer Gary Casto, baritone singer and pianist Josh Singletary, tenor singer Riley Harrison Clark and bass singer Anthony Davis.

“Journey of Hope” was molded by the group’s long-time producer, Roger Talley.

“Journey of Hope” is a collection of songs that resound the constant truth of the hope we have when concluding our journey of life,” says Tribute manager and lead singer Gary Casto. “We are very thankful to Daywind Records and our producer, Roger Talley, for shaping this recording into the theme we so unashamedly sing about.”

“Journey of Hope” is an 11-song project that includes an award-winning cast of songwriters such as Kenna West, Lee Black, Michael Farren, Marcia Henry, Sue C. Smith, Kyla Rowland, Mary Funderburk, Caleb Collins, Dianne Wilkinson, Rebecca J. Peck, Terry Franklin, Barbara Franklin, Ricky Free and Tony Wood.

The group – which joined the Daywind family earlier this year – has produced top-charting hits such as “Homecoming Day,” “Homesick Angel” and “Good News From Jerusalem,” a No. 1 song.

“Tribute has been on a steady rise toward the top of the Southern Gospel

Music industry since its inception, and this recording will propel the group’s climb,’” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “With hit after hit already under its belt, we believe that the group has more chart-toppers to come on ‘Journey of Hope.’ Tribute Quartet delivers these songs with a sincerity and an energy that allows the wonderful messages in these great songs to come alive. We can’t wait to hear the reactions from the fans to what we believe is the group’s best effort yet.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including The Browders, The Nelons, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, The Bowling Family, Joseph Habedank, The Hoskins Family and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit  or contact Amanda Martin at

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Fast Five with Matthew Browder

Written by Staff on August 25, 2014 – 4:22 pm -

Matthew Browder

Matthew Browder

At SGN Scoops we enjoy getting to know the artists just a little more, and we know our readers like to read about things they might hear from the stage. We have started a series called “Fast Five” where we will ask various artists their top five responses to various questions.

For this Fast Five, we went to The Browders who are quickly becoming a household name for those who love family harmony. This family from Hiltons, Virginia, has been singing for almost 25 years. In 2013, they celebrated three number-one hits on the Singing News Charts. They have earned two number-one hits with their current album, Time Machine. Last week they learned that they have earned their first Dove Award nomination for “Lift Up His Name” which was written by Matthew Browder.

We asked Matthew Browder to name five things he enjoys doing on his days off.

Matthew’s answers:


The Browders

The Browders

1. Writing songs – Matthew writes many songs which the Browders have recorded, several of which are included on Time Machine

2. Putt- putt – This apparently helps improve Matthew’s golf scores!

3. Golf – An integral part of every well-rounded Gospel artist.

4. Spend time with family – Even though Matthew travels with his family, he still enjoys being with them on his off-hours. “We are very family-oriented and I love being around family. It’s fun to get to travel and share ideas.”  [From a 2013 interview with SGN Scoops.]

5. Spend time with friends – The Browders are well known and well-loved amongst their peers. Donna King of Vertical Sky says, “The best thing about the Browders is that they are true friends and their very first goal, all day, every day in ministry, is to win souls for Jesus. I love them all and I am honored to work with them!”[From a 2013 interview with SGN Scoops.]

Special thanks to Matthew Browder for sending SGN Scoops his Fast Five answers.

For more information on The Browders, visit

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Artists Announced For 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Fest

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2014 – 8:56 am -

AGNASHVILLE, Tenn. – The administrators of are proud to announce the dates and talent line-up for the 15th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest.

This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 14, 2014 through Friday, July 19, 2014. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public. Concerts start nightly at 7:00 p.m. CST. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CST.

The week-long concert event will feature some of the biggest and brightest names in Southern Gospel this year. Included in this year’s Music Fest are as follows: Monday – Daryl Williams Trio, The Goulds, Three Bridges, The Tacketts, The Browders, and Aaron and Amanda; Tuesday – Lori Jonathan Trio, Russ Taff, Angie Primm, The Sneed Family, Tim Hill, and HIGHROADIII; Wednesday – The Anchormen, The Bowlings, The Lefevres, The Hoskins Family and Freedom Quartet; Thursday – Gold City, The Williamsons, The Freemans, Jim Sheldon and The Dunaways; Friday – Southern Sound, Wilburn & Wilburn, The Mark Dubbeld Family, Jeff Stice and The Childress Family..

Deon Unthank of said, “We are so excited about this year’s Music Fest. Every year our supporters trust us to bring in the very best this genre has to offer, and we know that they will think that this year is no different!”

As in years past, this year’s convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night. Artist listing is subject to change without notice.

For more information, feel free to email the site at . More details can be found at or by calling (615) 545-5315.


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The Browders Talk With Jonathan Edwards Of

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 28, 2013 – 9:53 am -

SGNScoops Jonathan Edwards Talks With Daywind Artist The Browders

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Harmony Road Features Concept Videos

Written by SGN Scoops on August 16, 2013 – 7:34 am -

harmony roadSIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN August 15, 2013, This weekend’s special Harmony Road television program will feature some of the best Southern Gospel  “concept” videos from top artists.  These include Phil Cross with “You Do Not Owe Me One Thing”, The Browders and “I Fall on my Knees”, Channing Eleton brings us “Up On This Ridge”, and Heaven’s Mountain Band performs “I’ll Keep on Praying” which includes Harmony Road TV Host Les Butler in the role of the preacher.

Concept videos differ from concert videos in that they present the “concept” of the song, bringing the story to life.  These are becoming more popular with Southern Gospel fans and artists alike.  This program gives a sample of the great videos that have been produced over the last couple years. There are several more of these videos and Harmony Road strives to bring some to our viewers each week. Each of the songs also has an inspirational message and is sure to touch viewers of Harmony Road TV.

Hosted by Singing News Publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler, Harmony Road can be found weekly on TNN/The Nashville Network and other broadcast stations and cable outlets, including the WALK tv, WATC TV57 in Atlanta, in the Huntsville area and more..  More information can be found at or

Southern Gospel fans are also encouraged to “like” Harmony Road TV on Facebook to receive program updates, exclusive videos, and be entered in exciting contests.  Fans can also make requests and offer suggestions.


Other members of the Harmony Road team include Gospel musican Cody McVey with interviews and stories from the road as well as Allan Rhodes, Technical Director.

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Browders Celebrate #1 Song

Written by SGN Scoops on August 8, 2013 – 2:32 pm -

BrowderCDR7Nashville, TN (August 8, 2013) Award winning artist, the Browders, celebrated three number one hits on the Singing News Charts as well as four #1 hits on the Absolutely Gospel Music Charts with a party at BMI attended by numerous industry and media personnel, including representatives from Solid Gospel Radio, Singing News, Homecoming Magazine, Daywind Records, and and Broadcasting and Digital Media Corp.

Daywind President, Ed Leonard, told the guests, “Daywind is excited to have the Browders as our newest artist and proud to help them celebrate all their number 1 songs and top ten hits from their last album ‘The Message’. Their new album ‘Time Machine’ is being released through Daywind. We expect to see more number 1 songs from this CD.”

Matthew Browder commented, “What a year this has been, and it is not even over yet. While we do not travel and sing for awards and #1 songs, we appreciate the acknowledgment from fans and the radio DJs who chart our songs. If these #1 songs and awards help us reach more people with the message of the Gospel, then we gladly accept them.”

Voted “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2013, the Browders are coming off a record-setting achievement. In addition to “Praise You In This Valley,” their latest #1 song, “Message Of The Cross,” “Stepping Stones,” “Land Of No Goodbyes,” and “Fall On My Knees” were all #1 songs. All were penned by the Browders. In all, seven songs from the album “The Message” reached the top ten.

The group’s new album,”Time Machine,” was a year in the making and released to Christian retail and digital outlets on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, through Daywind Records. The album features the hit single “He Is Alive,” which debuted on the national radio charts at #34.

The Browders are also celebrating their #1 song for July on the Singing News charts “Praise You In This Valley” with an “unprecedented” move by giving away an mp3 of the song FREE on their web site to anyone who signs up on their e-list. Just go to the Browders website for more instructions on how to get that free download.

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Daywind Records is home to such great artists as Adam Crabb, Karen Peck and New River, the Perrys, and more. Daywind is distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors ( and to the general market by Select-O-Hits.

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February 2013 Editon Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 5, 2013 – 9:22 pm -

sgnscoops0213_smWe are excited to present February’s edition of SGNScoops Magazine. On the cover this month is a name we’ve all grown to love over the years, “The Nelons!” We’re sure you’ll be blessed as the Nelons share about their legacy, family and ministry. Also this month, we’re highlighting the ministries of The Browders, Midnight Cry and Lindsay Huggins as well as Tommy Brandt, Jimmy Davis and Gerald Crabb. Enjoy concert stories on Palmetto State Quartet and a get replay of recent concert with Wes Hampton and Marshall Hall. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews February’s music, John Mathis has a spiritual challenge and Lou Hildreth shares more great memories. We are officially announcing the opening date for round one nominations for Diamond Awards is February 18th! The Diamond Awards will be held at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. Get the latest news on Creekside in this issue as well. We are welcoming a few new writers this month! Make sure you let Dixie Phillips, Eva Wilson and Susan Werchonowicz know you appreciate them as well as the rest of our dedicated and talented staff. Special thanks to Sherri Whitt for sharing a concert experience. Remember, SGNScoops All Digital Magazine is free! Please share with your friends, family and fans!

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2013 Absolutely Gospel Music Award Nominees Announced

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 23, 2013 – 1:34 pm -

new_agm_logoMURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (January 21, 2013) – The administrators and staff of are proud to announce the nominees for the 2013 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. As in years past, the nominees were chosen by the staff of and select media representatives. Starting on February 1, 2013, the fans will get a chance to vote for their favorites in certain categories.

“We are so excited about this year’s awards program,” mentioned Deon Unthank, President/CEO of “Our site has seen such tremendous growth over the last two years, and we cannot wait to produce another awards show. Each year, things just get bigger and better, and this year’s show will be no different!”

Chris D. Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of said, “We applaud our staff and those other media representatives who voted for thinking outside of the box this year and really embracing what our awards program is all about. These nominations really represent the best of last year, and we can tell that our staff and the other voters really took this year’s nominations process seriously.”

As far as nominations go, Southern Gospel favorites The Perrys landed a stellar nine nominations this year, more than any other artist. The group earned nods for Song of the Year and Traditional Song of the Year (for “Blue Skies Coming”), Album of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year (for Through the Night), Mixed Group of the Year, and Special Event Project of the Year (for the Celebrate Me Home DVD release). In addition, reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Libbi Stuffle earned her third consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year nomination. Speaking of consecutive nominations, The Perrys’ lead vocalist/songwriter Joseph Habedank claimed his fifth consecutive nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year and sixth nod for Songwriter of the Year (Artist) (after winning the award in 2011).

Last year’s big winner The Isaacs and reigning Female Group of the Year Sisters followed behind The Perrys with an impressive eight nominations each. Sisters earned their very first nod for 2013
Pacesetter, the awards’ most prestigious honor, this year. The Isaacs’ Ben Isaacs also landed a 2013 Pacesetter nomination for his production work in 2012.

Following behind those artists was Karen Peck & New River with seven nods. In addition, Karen Peck’s solo record How You Walk the Miles earned an Album of the Year mention. Brian Free & Assurance, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Booth Brothers all landed six nominations. Three artists received five nominations – Tribute Quartet, Collingsworth Family, and Jeff & Sheri Easter.

Triumphant Quartet and Three Bridges both earned four nominations, while several artists received triple mentions, including The Talleys, Canton Junction, Gaither Vocal Band, The Hoppers, Michael English, and The Nelons. Soul’d Out Quartet, Greater Vision, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Beyond the Ashes, the Bowling Family, The Browders, The Williamsons, and Guy Penrod were each nominated for two awards. Read more »

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