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Throwback Thursday….The Hemphills

Written by scoopsnews on February 4, 2016 – 1:28 pm -


In honor of February 4th being Labreeska Hemphill’s Birthday, we are featuring The Hemphills on our Throwback Thursday at SGN SCOOPS. Enjoy this You Tube video of the group singing “I Claim The Blood.”



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LaBreeska Hemphill Undergoes Brain Surgery

Written by SGN Scoops on March 28, 2014 – 5:03 am -

HemphilJudy Nelon Group (Nashville, TN) March 27, 2014 – LaBreeska Hemphill, matriarch of the legendary gospel music family The Hemphills, is recovering well from a recent brain surgery. Several weeks ago, LaBreeska began suffering from frequent headaches. After finding no relief, she decided to see a doctor. Upon a seemingly routine checkup, the doctors discovered a large mass pushing against LaBreeska’s brain, and she was rushed immediately to Vanderbilt Hospital to see a specialist. The diagnosis of a brain mass was confirmed, and surgery was scheduled. On March 14, what was supposed to be a three to five hour intense surgery, successfully ended in just an hour and a half. The doctor stated, “We have a sea of good news, and a best-case scenario.” The biopsy of the mass returned benign, and LaBreeska is now home and recovering very well.

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Dixie Melody Boys Claim Numerous Top Honors At SGM Fan Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 3, 2013 – 11:37 am -

DMBSongGardn Music artists, The Dixie Melody Boys solidified their rise back to the top of Southern Gospel at last nights Southern Gospel Fan Awards held in Pigeon Forge, TN. The SGM Fan Awards are presented by the Christian Voice Magazine and honor the best in Southern Gospel music as chosen by the fans. The night was filled with great performances by the Dixie Melody Boys, Palmetto State Quartet, the Hemphills, Phil Cross, the Diplomats and many more.
The Dixie Melody Boys received the most Top 5 Nominations of any group with eleven nominations including Favorite Album, Song and Video. Hall of fame member Ed O’Neal took home the Favorite Bass Singer award for the second year in a row. Steven Cooper won the Favorite Baritone award. “We are so happy for Steven. As many know, he will be stepping down soon so to have the fans honor him and his five years with us this way is wonderful.” said Ed O’Neal. Mike Rogers, who has been with the group just under a year was also honored by being nominated in the Top 5 for Favorite Lead Singer and Young Excelling Artist. Matt Felts won the Favorite Tenor Award having made the Top 5 two years in a row. “Just to be on the list with men like Michael Booth, David Phelps, Brian Free and Jeff Hawes is a huge honor. These men are my heroes. I am so grateful that God has allowed me to sing for him.” said Matt Felts. Ending the night on a high note, the Dixie Melody Boys won Favorite Male Quartet for the second year in a row.
The last two years have shown the Dixie Melody Boys are riding high again with no signs of slowing down. To learn more check them out at http://www.dixiemelodyboys.com/

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Dates and Featured Performers Announced For 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 13, 2012 – 3:52 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (June 13, 2012) – The administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the dates and talent line-up for the 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest.

“Once again, we are so excited about bringing in some of the biggest artists in our industry to the area for a weeklong festival of Gospel music! Every year we get more and more artists who ask to be a part of the Music Fest, and this year is no different! We know that everyone is going to love the talent line up we have this year!”

This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 16, 2012 through Friday, July 20, 2012. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public.

Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Music Fest include Gold City, Karen Peck & New River, Buddy Jewell, The Bowling Family, Tribute Quartet, Three Bridges, HisSong, Adam Crabb, Wilburn & Wilburn, Beyond the Ashes, Eighth Day, John’s Call, The Hemphills, Freedom, Southern Sound, Crystal River, Sharron Kay King, Mark 209, Tim Hill, The Beelers, Jim Sheldon, Jeff & Sue Duffield, and Sunday Edition.

The artist listing is subject to change without notice.

As in years past, this year’s convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night.

For more information, feel free to email the site at chris@absolutelyGospel.com . More details can be found at http://www.absolutelygospel.com .

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Our February 2011 SGN Scoops is here!

Written by Scoops Staff on February 7, 2011 – 1:52 pm -

The February 2011 issue of SGN Scoops is now available for download. Click on the cover to read your issue in user-friendly .PDF format.

Our latest issue featured the premiere cover story by Jennifer Campbell, who catches up with Karen, Susan, & Jeff as Karen Peck & New River reaches out into new territory. We also hear the God-written love stories of three gospel couples: Marcie & Michael English, Joel & LaBreeska Hemphill, and Laura & Michael Rainey.

Our columnists, unbeknownst to them, focus on a central theme: sharing the love of Jesus!

Meanwhile, our Diamond Awards voting season continues as we gear up for the Diamond Awards On the Road. The first concert features Driven, Beyond the Ashes, Christy Sutherland, and the debut of Jonathan Wilburn’s Wilburn & Wilburn!

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