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VISALIA, CA WELCOMES GREAT WESTERN FAN FESTIVAL!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 22, 2014 – 1:23 pm -

gwff(Nashville, TN) – Visalia, CA is set to welcome the Great Western Fan Festival to the Visalia Convention Center. The annual event welcomes an all-star lineup to the West Coast from May 1-3, 2014.

The weekend will be filled with great gospel music, chapel services, special matinees, a special breakfast club, comedy showcase, and more – all designed to bring the attendees up close and personal with the artists.

The Great Western Fan Festival Talent Contest, held on Saturday morning, will award a Grand Prize of a recording package to one winner. A 1st place winner will be selected in three categories – soloist, duet/trio and group.

An all-star lineup of gospel greats will perform during the weekend including The Hoppers, Triumphant Quartet, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, The Martins, The Browns, Tim Lovelace, Kim Hopper, TaRanda Greene, RSV, California Melody Boys, and Liberty Quartet.

For tickets, more information and to connect with the festival, call iTickets at 1-800-965-9324 or visit the following sites:
www.FanFestivals.com
www.Facebook.com/GreatWesternFanFestival
Twitter: @GospelFanFest
Instagram: FanFestival


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Leaving Louisville: Twenty Years of NQC

Written by Staff on September 9, 2013 – 11:42 am -

nqcnewlogoChange is always hard and the NQC Board made a bold step twenty years ago when they announced the move from Nashville to Louisville for Gospel Music’s favorite yearly event.

From scheduled sings on the Belle of Louisville to concerts in the downtown square; from impromptu songs in various area restaurants to special gatherings in local hotels; from Elvis sightings to Uncle Sam in the Exhibit Hall, there are many unforgettable moments for the Gospel music fan at NQC.

Lorraine Walker interviewing Wayne Haun 2007

Lorraine Walker interviewing Wayne Haun 2007

As a writer for SGM Radio and SGN Scoops, I’ve had the opportunity to interview many interesting people at NQC.

Legacy Five 2008 with Rob Patz and Lorraine Walker

Legacy Five 2008 with Rob Patz and Lorraine Walker

 

 

 

 

 

Over the years, I have been privileged to interview such artists as Karen Peck,  Kim Hopper,   Susan Whisnant,Marshall Hall,  Jim Mahalick, Shelly Brown of The Browns, Wayne Haun, Jeff Pearles, The Apostolic Boys, The Skyline Boys, The Prophets, Rambo McGuire, The Booth Brothers, Mark Trammell Quartet, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Triumphant Quartet, Brian Free and Assurance, and Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn, among others.

Rambo McGuire

Rambo McGuire

Rodney Griffin of Greater Vision 2011

Rodney Griffin of Greater Vision 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marshall Hall 2011

Marshall Hall 2011

 

Many of these artists wouldn’t have the time to sit with an interviewer during an ordinary concert setting. NQC is also the opportune time for fans to also talk with their favorite singers. What a great opportunity it is to attend NQC and be able to sit down with the makers of the music!

 

SGM Radio and SGN Scoops would like to extend a special thank you to the board of the National Quartet Convention for continuing on a tradition that began many years ago, for making the necessary decisions for the growth of the festival and for embracing artists, fans and industry alike as we celebrate together our music and our faith.

 

We look forward to 2014 in Pigeon Forge!

 

****As a fan who attended the first Louisville NQC, I have many memories of the National Quartet Convention at Freedom Hall. I’m sure our readers do as well, and I invite you to submit these memories for posting here this week. Please submit your NQC thoughts and pictures to lorraine@sgnscoops.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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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 29, 2013 – 9:22 am -


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StowTown Records Welcomes The Browns

Written by SGN Scoops on July 26, 2013 – 1:13 pm -

imageNashville, TN – StowTown Records is proud to announce the signing of talented family group, The Browns. Ernie Haase, president of StowTown Records, comments: “The Browns are an extremely talented family full of musical ability and they’re talent is matched by their sincerity and kindness. We are very excited to have them join the StowTown family!”
The family group, who will release their debut StowTown release, Love Loud, in late August, is compromised of siblings Andrew, Adam, Michaela, and mom Shelly. “We’re thrilled to be joining the StowTown family,” comments Shelly Brown. “Their belief in our family is humbling and we are beyond excited!”
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 a CD, 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!

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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Michael Davis, Founder Of The Dominion Agency, Announces A Major Expansion

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 10, 2013 – 9:08 am -

Waynesville, NC (April 10, 2013) – Michael Davis, founder and president of Christian music’s premiere booking agency, MichaelDavisthe Dominion Agency, is thrilled to announce a major expansion of the company.

In addition to the successful Dominion Agency, two new booking agencies, offering varying styles of music and ministry, have been born to the world of Christian music. One is Mountain Top Talent, and the other, Blue Ridge Artist Agency. All three companies fall under the umbrella of Michael Davis and Associates.

The Dominion Agency remains home to top Southern Gospel artists, Triumphant Quartet, Collingsworth Family, The Browns, Aaron Wilburn, and others. Mountain Top Talent brings to audiences powerful artists such as the Southern Sound Quartet, the Sneed Family and the Providence Quartet, among others. And, lastly, the Blue Ridge Artist Agency represents excellent Blue Grass and Mountain music artists like Southern Raised, Tim Surrett, and Mountain Faith, to name a few.

Michael Davis, Owner and President of Michael Davis and Associates shares his gratitude and excitement over the recent growth of his company, “Excited – you bet I am! When I started the Dominion Agency over thirteen years ago, my first artists were all new to the industry. After many years of hard work, we pride ourselves in being the home to some of todays most ‘in demand’ artists. I believe, in just a few years, the same will be said about the exceptional singers and musicians on our Mountain Top Talent and Blue Ridge Artist Agency rosters. Please know, as we launch these two new agencies, our focus will remain on utilizing the same professional, common sense approach, as our standard of excellence.”

About Michael Davis and Associates-

Michael Davis and Associates is proud to represent a family of stellar talent agencies including-

* Dominion Agency
* Mountain Top Talent
* Blue Ridge Artist Agency

To learn more about all of the artists who call the Dominion Agency. Mountain Top Talent, and Blue Ridge Artist Agency home, visit the following websites:

Dominion Agency- www.dominionagency.com
Mountain Top Talent- www.mountaintoptalent.com
Blue Ridge Artist Agency- www.blueridgeartistagency.com

To schedule any of the wonderful artists with any of the three Michael Davis And Associates agencies, call 828-454-5900 or email scheduling@thedominionagency.com


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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 3, 2012 – 9:24 am -


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Changes For The Browns

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 9, 2012 – 2:15 pm -

The Browns are entering a new season of their musical journey after welcoming baby Tessa Nichole into the family June 21st. With the birth of their new daughter, group members Nick and Jessica Trammell, will be making some changes. Jessica will be coming off the road to care for Tessa at home and Nick will be joining his father’s group, The Mark Trammell Quartet. “It is our greatest joy to see Nick and Jessica choosing to raise Tessa in a godly home filled with Southern Gospel song!” The Browns, Michaela, Adam, Andrew, Keith, and Shelly, continue their 12 year tradition of Sharing Music from the Heart!! The Browns are booked exclusively by Michael Davis of The Dominion Agency. For more information regarding The Browns go to: www.thebrownsmusic.com


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Audio Files: Michaela Brown of The Browns

Written by Scoops Staff on May 18, 2011 – 11:01 am -

This week, Rob chats with Michaela Brown about what’s happening with The Browns!

Download the interview here.


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Exciting New Addition for The Browns

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 2, 2011 – 10:55 pm -

The Browns announce the addition of Nick and Jessica Trammell to the group.  The couple will begin traveling with the family as of March 19, 2011 and join them on their 10 day Canadian tour.  The Browns are currently writing and selecting songs for their new project and will begin recording in the near future.  A CD release date is set for late spring.  This award winning group has received the honor of Top 10 Mixed Group of the Year for the second year in a row as well as having been awarded the Top 5 Horizon Group of the Year for 3 consecutive years by the Singing News Fan Awards.  Please be in prayer for this new chapter in ministry as The Browns continue their 10 year tradition of Sharing Music from the Heart…Family Style!!  The Browns are booked exclusively by Michael Davis of The Dominion Agency.  For more information regarding The Browns go www.thebrownsmusic.com


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