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3 in Top 10 from Family Music Group In The SGNScoops Top 100

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 8, 2015 – 7:48 pm -

Williamsons

Williamsons 3 in Top 10 from Family Music Group

Family Music Group recently announced that 3 of its artists have landed songs in the top 10 in the SGNScoops Top 100 February Southern Gospel Charts. Family Music Group artists also have shown great success with a total of 4 in the top 40 and 6 in the top 100.

Leading the list in the number 2 position is, “It was the Word,” from the fast rising group The Williamsons.  Others in the top 10 include, “I Just MIss You,” from Tim Livingston and the Dunaways with, “Church in the Kitchen.”

Also in the top 100 from Family Music Group are, “By the Blood of the Lamb,” from the Troy Burns Family, The Hagees with, “That’s What Love Looks Like,” and “A Cross and 3 Nails” from Heaven’s Mountain Band.

Family Music Group also recognizes Butler Music Group management artist Tammy Jones Robinette whose song, “I Like Life,” which comes in strong at number 28.

Regarding the success of these dedicated artists, Family Music Group President Les Butler said, “Having any song or any artist in the Top 10 is a amazing!  But, having 3 in the Top 10 is simply a blessing!”

Family Music Group (FMG) represents some of the best in Southern Gospel and Bluegrass Music.  Based in Nashville, FMG is owned by Gospel Music veteran Les Butler.  In addition to FMG, Butler operates Butler Music Group and is a Solid Gospel radio host.  Butler also hosts the popular Front Porch Fellowship program as well as Harmony Road TV.  On any given weekend, you’re likely to find Les on the road preaching the Gospel or accompanying some of Gospel Music’s top artists.

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Butler Music Group and Family Music Group Artists Make The Top 100

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 21, 2015 – 3:47 pm -

Williamsons and Butler Music Group

Williamsons and Butler Music Group

Nashville, TN  Les Butler, Family Music Group and Butler Music Group are pleased to announce that four of their artists were represented in the SGNSCOOPS Top 100 of 2014. 
 
Tim Livingston came into the rankings with the number 8 song, “I Just Miss You.”  Tim, who has won numerous awards such as the 2012 ICGMA Songwriter of the Year, 2013 CGM Horizon Male Vocalist of the Year, 2014 Gospel Music FanFair “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Song of the Year,” has also reached the Top 20 in the Singing News chart for his single, “Over the Next Hill.”  Tim’s SGN SCOOPS Top 100 song, “I Just Miss You,” is a tribute to his late father and Gospel Music pioneerNorm Livingston.  Tim Livingston’s heritage, heart and hope for the future is establishing him as a mainstay top artist for years to come. Family Music Group is thankful to be part of the ministry of Tim Livingston and extends congratulations to him on this well deserved top honor.
 

The Dunaways

The Dunaways

Over the past two decades The Dunaways have enjoyed the success of playing on the most prominent stages, filling the airwaves with chart topping radio singles like the Singing News #1 song, “When There’s No Hope, There Is Grace,” and earning the support of die-hard fans all over America.  Randall, Tammy and Kanah Dunaway have recorded hit song after hit song not with the intention of making ‘hit songs’ but with the purpose of encouraging the saints, helping the hurting and speaking to sinners.  In the year 2014 their song, “Church In The Kitchen,” settled into the SGNSCOOPS Top 100 at number 17.  This ‘real life’ Gospel message will be another benchmark in the career of The Dunaways.  Les Butler of Family Music Group has enjoyed a long association with the Dunaways and looks forward to many more years of working together.  
 
The newest member of the Butler Music Group family is The Williamsons.  This Oklahoma based group consists of husband and wife, Donnie and Lisa Williamson, Darin Hebert and Karl Rice.  Their single, “It Was The Word,” made the number 18 spot in the SCOOPS Top 100 of 2014 rankings.  The impeccable production, bedrock lyrical content and the Spirit in which the Williamsons sing are the main reasons this song and this group are climbing steadily toward the top of Southern Gospel music.  Butler Music Group is excited about promoting more music with the Williamsons. 

Super talented Southern Gospel trio, Masters Voice, broke into the SCOOPS Top 100 with their number 40 ranked song, “He Saved Me Anyway.” The evangelistic focus of Masters Voice keeps the Church as a major focus of their ministry efforts.  Their commitment to choosing songs of the highest caliber has positioned Masters Voice to bring their music to more people and take their ministry to a higher level.  Butler Music Group is honored to be a part of the music ministry that is Masters Voice.
 
Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists such as The Williamsons, Masters Voice, The Troy Burns Family, Tammy Jones Robinette, Heaven’s Mountain Band and Eighth Day.  For more information look for Les Butler and Butler Music Group on Facebook.
 
Family Music Group is the radio home to some of the finest artists in Southern and Bluegrass Gospel Music including, but not limited to Tim Livingston, Dunaways, Williamsons and many more.


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Gospel Music Today For December 1 On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 1, 2014 – 7:52 am -

Gospel Music Today

Gospel Music Today

Aaron and Amanda Crabb are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of December 1st. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Page Trio, and Jean reviews new recordings by Keith Barkley and The Dunaways.  A Singing News  article by Adam Wagner is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features singing by Brian Free and Assurance, exclusive video of Aaron and Amanda Crabb, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Nashville,TN, at the Absolutely Gospel Music Fest and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of 11th Hour at the Owasso Gospel Opry, in Owasso, OK.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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Patterson Homecoming A Success

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 13, 2014 – 9:33 am -

Pauline Patterson

Pauline Patterson

Pigeon Forge, TN, noted for it’s beautiful Smoky Mountains, family entertainment, and wholesome environment, is beginning to be known as the center of Southern Gospel Music so it’s appropriate to

be the home for the ANNUAL PATTERSON PROMOTIONS HOMECOMING!
This year’s Homecoming included a Talent Search, Morning Devotions by Wanda Osborne, an Artist Seminar presented by Phil Cross, plus two days and nights of Gospel Music, Christian entertainment and fellowship featuring regional and nationally known Artists. The lineup included The Hoskins Family, Ann Downing, The Dunaways, Tim Livingston, The Pruitt Family, Sharron Kay King, Phil Cross, The Wilbanks, and many more. The emcees were the incredible and hilarious Tim Lovelace and Sue and Jeff Duffield.
Pauline Patterson, founder of the event, has a genuine love for people and a passion for spreading the Gospel through Southern Gospel music. In 2005, she ventured into the world of promoting Southern Gospel music to radio. Nine years later she is recognized as a leading promoter of the genre.
Pauline says, “What a time we had at our 2nd Annual Patterson Homecoming! The Spirit filled the auditorium! The artists that took part in this year’s event added so much to its success. I’m proud to say that we work with some of the best men and women of God in the Southern Gospel Industry! They are the cream of the crop. God has truly blessed Patterson Promotions through the years to work with some awesome ministries. If you didn’t make it this year, hopefully you can be with us next year. Lord willing, we will do it all over again!”
Make plans now to join us for the 3rd Annual Patterson Promotions Homecoming  which will be held at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN on Thursday and Friday, May 14-15, 2015. An afternoon showcase of artists will be added for next year. There is no admission charge; it is supported by contributions of individuals and sponsors.
www.pattersonpromotions.com or www.southerngospeltimes.com


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June 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 14, 2014 – 2:28 pm -

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June is bursting with great features and indepth devotionals in SGN Scoops digital magazine! We feature the family music of The Dunaways on our cover, as well as the latest Scoops on Danny Funderburk, Freedom’s Crossing, Debbie Bennett and Autumn Nelon Clark.
Check out our writers’ reviews of terrific concert events, including the Gaither Family Fest, Dailey & Vincent, Singing In The Sun 2014, the Jackie Wilburn Memorial and the Sneed Family Homecoming. Read all about the inaugural Ozark Gospel Music Festival written by guest Scoops writer Joshua Heston. It was a hit!
Don’t miss Lou Wills Hildreth’s monthly feature on Love, Life and Legends. We also have special features by Dr. Jeff Steele, Sherry Anne, David Staton, Laurette Willis and Scott Rhoades.
All this plus the SGN Scoops Top 100, New Music Review, the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Update and the Great Doughnut Caper as well as Rob Patz’s Publisher’s Point. There is so much more that we can’t fit it all in this report! You HAVE to read it for yourself.
So pick up that Iced Tea or Frozen Lemonade, sit back and enjoy the June 2014 issue of SGN Scoops digital magazine!


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Hosts Announced for 2011 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 8, 2011 – 11:42 am -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (March 7, 2011) – The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) are proud to announce the hosts for the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration. Hosting the Awards Celebration this year are Devin McGlamery and Madison Easter.

Devin McGlamery
is no stranger to fans of Gospel Music. He is currently the lead vocalist of Dove Award nominees for Artist of the Year and Group of the Year Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Devin has received his first Absolutely Gospel Music Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year this year and with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is nominated for an additional six awards in this year’s program.

Madison Easter
is a beloved musician who travels with his family group – Jeff & Sheri Easter. Easter’s brand of humor has made him a popular individual on social networks and within the Southern Gospel community. Madison was awarded Musician of the Year at last year’s program and is nominated for the award again this year. Easter also co-hosted the Awards Celebration last year with Mike Bowling and Sonya Isaacs Yeary.

“We are so excited about our hosts for this year’s program,” mentioned Deon Unthank, administrator for AbsolutelyGospel.com. “Both of these guys have their pulse on what is happening in the world around us, and I know they will breathe a breath of fresh air into this year’s program! What an exciting night it will be for everyone!”

Performers for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration include Jeff & Sheri Easter, Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, The Bowling Family, The Nelons, Sisters, The Dunaways, Beyond the Ashes, Crawford Crossing, Crystal River, and the Mystery Men Quartet.

Additional performers and hosts are still being confirmed and will be announced at a later date.

The date for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration is Tuesday, April 12, 2011.  The event will again take place at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennesse and is free to the public.  The awards program will start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

As far as nominations go, the Gaither Vocal Band landed a stellar nine nominations this year, more than any other artist. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Bowling Family each earned eight nods. Following behind those artists were The Perrys, Dove Brothers, Triumphant Quartet, and Booth Brothers with seven nominations apiece.  Brian Free & Assurance and The Freemans both landed six nominations.  Three artists received five nominations – The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River and The Greenes.

Jeff & Sheri Easter and Legacy Five both earned four nominations, while several artists received double mentions, including Jason Crabb, The Dunaways, The Nelons, Beyond the Ashes, Crawford Crossing, Sisters, Gordon Mote, the Talley Trio, and Greater Vision.

Songwriter, producer and Signature Sound’s pianist Wayne Haun earned the most individual nominations for his work during 2010. Producer Lari Goss earned seven. Earning four individual nominations were 2010’s Male Vocalist of the Year Michael English and producer Ricky Free. McCray Dove, Marty Funderburk, Kyle Matthews, Dianne Wilkinson, Bill Gaither, and Mike Bowling all landed three individual nominations for their work in 2010.

The Pacesetter Award is awarded to any artist, individual, or organization which has shown great strides in the industry and has raised the bar for others. This year’s nominees for the 2011 Pacesetter are last year’s winner the Branson Gospel Music Convention, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band, digital news outlet SGN Scoops Digital, and syndicated radio program This Week In Gospel Music with Mickey Bell.

For a full list of nominees, visit AbsolutelyGospel.com.

More information on the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration will be forthcoming, including additional performers, sponsors, etc.


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First List of Performers Announced for 2011 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 28, 2011 – 1:03 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (February 28, 2011) – The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) are proud to announce the first list of performers for the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration.

Performers for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration include Jeff & Sheri Easter, Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, The Bowling Family, The Nelons, Sisters, The Dunaways, Beyond the Ashes, Crawford Crossing, Crystal River, and the Mystery Men Quartet.

Additional performers and hosts are still being confirmed and will be announced at a later date.

Deon Unthank of AbsolutelyGospel.com said, “We’ve gotten such great feedback over the years about our awards program, and we are so excited that so many wonderful artists have once again agreed to be a part of the show this year. We can’t wait to honor our music again this coming April!”

The date for this year’s Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration is Tuesday, April 12, 2011.  The event will again take place at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennesse and is free to the public.  The awards program will start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

As far as nominations go, the Gaither Vocal Band landed a stellar nine nominations this year, more than any other artist. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and The Bowling Family each earned eight nods. Following behind those artists were The Perrys, Dove Brothers, Triumphant Quartet, and Booth Brothers with seven nominations apiece.  Brian Free & Assurance and The Freemans both landed six nominations.  Three artists received five nominations – The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River and The Greenes.

Jeff & Sheri Easter and Legacy Five both earned four nominations, while several artists received double mentions, including Jason Crabb, The Dunaways, The Nelons, Beyond the Ashes, Crawford Crossing, Sisters, Gordon Mote, the Talley Trio, and Greater Vision.

Songwriter, producer and Signature Sound’s pianist Wayne Haun earned the most individual nominations for his work during 2010. Producer Lari Goss earned seven. Earning four individual nominations were 2010’s Male Vocalist of the Year Michael English and producer Ricky Free. McCray Dove, Marty Funderburk, Kyle Matthews, Dianne Wilkinson, Bill Gaither, and Mike Bowling all landed three individual nominations for their work in 2010.

The Pacesetter Award is awarded to any artist, individual, or organization which has shown great strides in the industry and has raised the bar for others. This year’s nominees for the 2011 Pacesetter are last year’s winner the Branson Gospel Music Convention, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Gaither Vocal Band, digital news outlet SGN Scoops Digital, and syndicated radio program This Week In Gospel Music with Mickey Bell.

For a full list of nominees, visit AbsolutelyGospel.com.

More information on the 2011 Absolutely Gospel (SGN) Music Awards Celebration will be forthcoming, including hosts, additional performers, and sponsors, etc.


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The Dunaways Hit # 1 on Secular Retail Charts

Written by Rhonda on November 5, 2010 – 10:49 am -

Nashville,TN(Rick Hendrix Company) The Dunaways were notified recently of their history making climb into the retail charts. Their latest single “When Theres No Hope (There is Grace) become the first southern gospel single to reach the top of 5 different charts at Amazon.com. Topping the movers and shakers list for several days bumping out Taylor Swift and Kanye West. “We have never seen a faith based song dominate our secular sales charts like the Dunaways did,” stated Millie Harden of Amazon. The Dunaways song continued to climb at other digital retailers like Apples Itunes and Napster with units tossing them into the Top 10 and ending the week to become the highest selling southern gospel single in the history of  the Nielsen digital soundscan era and becoming the highest debuting song for the month in Singing News Magazine. Rick of the Rick Hendrix Company stated, “We are so excited about their music. I have always been a huge fan of the Dunaways and feel this is just the beginning of what God is about to do with this family trio.” The Dunaways are currently wrapping up their new studio album entitled “Its a God Thing ” in Nashville and plan on adding a few more concert dates to the calender in support of the new album and single. For more information go to www.rickhendrix.com


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