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“Mommy Moments”

Written by scoopsnews on May 4, 2016 – 8:10 am -

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It’s Mother’s Day week so we thought it would be fitting to share some special moments between our Southern Gospel Mother’s and their children…

We found this picture of Kim Hopper in the kitchen with her kiddos but that’s not all we found…..

Check out this precious video of little Karlye years ago imitating her Mom….

Priceless!

Happy Mother’s Day Kim from all of us at SGN Scoops!

 


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Tweet of the Day!

Written by scoopsnews on April 22, 2016 – 3:56 pm -

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Tweet of the Day!

How Sweet! Thanks Jared Allen….


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Happy Anniversary Claude and Connie Hopper!

Written by scoopsnews on April 14, 2016 – 2:29 pm -

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Happy Anniversary to Claude and Connie Hopper from your friends at SGN Scoops!

 


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Daywind Records Welcomes The Hoppers

Written by Staff on October 6, 2015 – 3:48 pm -

imageHendersonville, TN (October 6, 2015) – Daywind Records is excited to announce the addition of The Hoppers to its roster of talented artists. This award-winning family, widely known as America’s favorite family of Gospel Music, has been singing to audiences around the world for over 57 years. From performances in Israel, Europe and Africa, to Carnegie Hall and Gaither Homecoming videos, The Hopper’s legacy has spanned the decades, with now three generations of Hoppers on stage together.

“We are thrilled to add The Hoppers to the Daywind family!” shares Scott Godsey, A & R Director of Daywind Records. “It’s an honor to work with such a talented group and to be a small part of their family’s legacy. We look forward to great things in the future.”

The Hoppers will announce their debut Daywind release in the coming weeks. The first single release through Daywind, “Jesus, The One” impacts radio this month.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Karen Peck & New River, Joseph Habedank, Adam Crabb, Blackwood Brothers, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, and Wilburn & Wilburn, among others. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com

For more information on The Hoppers, visit thehoppers.com.
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SGN Scoops attends the Gatlinburg Gathering of Abraham Productions

Written by Staff on September 10, 2015 – 1:47 pm -

Photographs by Erin Stevens, Photos For Keeps

Hoppers

Hoppers

Booth Brothers and the Collingsworth Family

Booth Brothers and the Collingsworth Family

The Gatlinburg Gathering was held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg on the weekend of August 19-22. Erin Stevens was there to photograph the event and she shared these pictures with us! Some of the artists that Erin captured on stage included: The Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Triumphant, Tribute, Talleys, Brian Free and Assurance, The Collingsworth Family, Jason Crabb,

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Erwins, Ivan Parker, Karen Peck and New River, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Primitive Quartet.

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

 

Be sure to make your plans to attend the Gatlinburg Gathering next year.

 

For more information on Abraham Productions various events throughout the year, visit them online. 

Brian Free and Assurance

Brian Free and Assurance

Collingsworth Family

Collingsworth Family

Erwins

Erwins

For all the news, scoops and artist features, keep your browser on SGN Scoops mainpage. 

 

For more pictures from the Gatlinburg Gathering by Erin Stevens of Photos For Keeps, click below.

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Younger Perspective on Karlye Hopper by Erin Stevens

Written by Staff on June 16, 2015 – 4:57 pm -

The Hop

The Hop

I have the utmost joy of bringing this beloved article to you this month, on this particular day, at this precise moment. It’s an honor for me as a ‘Southern Gospel brat’ myself to write about and interview my peers in our Gospel Music world. While sailing on the Caribbean Sea a few months back, I beamed with happiness when Karlye Hopper accepted my interview offer. It’s my hope that you, as the reader, will catch a glimpse into the soul of the outrageously talented, tender hearted, incandescently brilliant and one-of-a-kind original that is Karlye Jade. It’s time to take center stage, Miss Hopper…

Erin: How have you been able to maintain your own identity while still being a part of the prestige that comes with the Hopper name?
Karlye: I don’t think it’s ever been a question whether or not I’m my own person. I know my place and that people know me as “the Hoppers’ daughter,” I’ll never not be that in this or any music industry. But, I have a pretty…um…“unique” sense of style and an outspoken personality. I’m also quite tall. That helps.

Karlye Hopper

Karlye Hopper

Erin: With the changes that have taken place as a family and as a group, when did you personally feel the call to join the ministry?
Karlye: Back in the summer of 2013, Connie (yes, I casually refer to my grandmother and the rest of the family by their first name-I like to keep from being presumptuous) completely lost her voice in the middle of a week-long tour. I got a phone call after the show that night… “You’re flying into Birmingham at noon tomorrow, bring a nice dress.” I sang alto––for the first time ever––the entire set that night, and the next night in front of 5,000 at the Mabee Center with the Homecoming Tour. (Yikes!) Since then, countless obstacles have been thrown at this group and caused more than one member to leave the road for extensive periods. Just filling in and helping out is why I started doing this, but the shy teenager on the back row is why I’ve continued. My youth and vulnerability (yeah, people can tell I’m not a pro and see my stage anxiety) have brought innumerable young girls to my side of the merchandise table; these beloved struggle with eating disorders, self-harm, abuse, etc.––the unmentionables of Christianity. I’ve been given a heritage, a platform and a privilege that allows me to, even if we don’t exchange a word, show these kids just like me, that God can put joy into a seemingly hopeless heart. Being young is hard, Erin, and we have to build each other up. I’m lucky enough to get the opportunity to do that to complete strangers in different cities each night.

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The Dominion Agency Welcomes America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, THE HOPPERS

Written by Staff on March 26, 2015 – 2:39 pm -

Hoppers

Hoppers

Waynesville, NC (March 26, 2015) – The Dominion Agency is thrilled to welcome America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, The Hoppers, to their fine roster of artists.

This multi-award winning family group has been singing to global audiences for 58 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. To begin working with such an outstanding group, with such a rich history in Gospel music, brings a new sense of excitement to the Dominion Agency.

President and CEO, Michael Davis, expresses, “I am so honored to be representing one of the most celebrated artists in the history of Gospel music, The Hoppers. With 58 years of ministry and still going strong, The Hoppers are thrilling and blessing audiences night after night. What a privilege to work with this Godly family for whom I have so much love and respect!”

“After 58 years of successful in-house representation, The Hoppers are excited to announce we are teaming with Michael Davis and The Dominion Agency,” states Dean Hopper. He continues, “This new relationship will allow us to reach many new audiences as we declare the Gospel through the unique sound our family is known for.”

To schedule The Hoppers for your church, concert, or ministry event call Michael Davis at 828-454-5900 or email him here: scheduling@thedominionagency.com.

To learn more about The Hoppers, visit TheHoppers.com.
Like them on Facebook HERE.
And, follow them on Twitter @hoppersmusic.

To learn more about the entire Dominion Agency roster of fine artists, visit thedominionagency.com.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1277
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone:
828-454-5900
828-454-5917
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*Pictured: (l to r) Karlye, Connie, Mike, Claude, Kim, and Dean Hopper.


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This Week on Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 13, 2015 – 9:29 am -

Good News Music Radio With Woody Wright

Good News Music Radio With Woody Wright

This week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 2 of our interview with Larry Ford and music from Jeff & Sheri Easter, Joseph Habedank, David Staton, Karen Peck & New River, Willie Wynn, Guy Penrod, Gordon Mote, The Hoppers, and MORE!

Tune-in to one of the stations listed on our site or listen online for an hour of great gospel music, inspiring ministry and fun with Woody Wright and D. Scott Kramer at:

http://GoodNewsMusicRadio.com/

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Tune In Alert: Lari Goss – The Man Behind The Music

Written by Staff on March 9, 2015 – 1:48 pm -

Lari GThis One-Hour TV Special is hosted by Jim Brady and Gerald Wolfe, and honors the life and music of Lari Goss, who passed away in January of this year.

 

Jim and Gerald share personal stories about Lari and his lasting impact on Gospel Music.  Lari’s career spanned more than five decades, and many of your all-time favorite Gospel songs were influenced by “the man behind the music”… Lari Goss.
The TV Special features songs from a 2-Hour DVD called “Lari Goss: The Man Behind The Music.”  Featured Artists include Greater Vision, The Booth Brothers, The Mark Trammell Quartet, Legacy Five, The Nelons, Jim & Melissa Brady, The Hoppers, Taranda Greene, and more, accompanied by Lari Goss on piano, and the famous Nashville String Machine Orchestra.  One of the highlights of the Show is the reunion of former Cathedral Quartet members Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell, and Gerald Wolfe, for a live performance of the Gospel Classic, “Champion Of Love.”  This live performance was the inspiration for the current “Cathedrals Family Reunion” Events.

 

This very special television event will be broadcast Tuesday March 10 at the following times:
Eastern Time Zone: Noon, 9pm, & 1am
Central Time Zone: 11am, 8pm, & Midnight
Mountain Time Zone: 10am, 7pm, & 11pm
Pacific Time Zone: 9am, 6pm, & 10pm
DirecTV Channel 369
Dish Network Channel 263
Check your local Guide for the Cable Channel in your area. (Your Channel Guide may list the program as the “Marcus & Joni Show.”)

 

After you watch the program, we hope you will take a moment to send an email to Daystar to thank them for airing this special program, and encourage them to continue to air similar programs in the future.  You can contact Daystar by clicking on the photo at the top of this email, or you can click HERE.

 

(*Please don’t call Daystar’s toll-free phone number to comment on the program.  They need to keep their phone lines available for prayer requests, and for those seeking spiritual help.)

 

If you enjoy the TV program, and would like to see the entire 2-Hour Concert, you can order a DVD HERE.

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Award-winning songwriter Marty Funderburk to remain with Daywind Music Publishing

Written by Staff on March 5, 2015 – 1:37 pm -

unnamedHENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (March 4, 2015) – Dove Award winner Marty Funderburk has signed an exclusive agreement to remain as a part of the Daywind Music Publishing roster of songwriters. The veteran Funderburk has been affiliated with Daywind Music Publishing for the past 17 years.

“Songwriting is a privilege I hope I never take for granted,” explains Funderburk. “Daywind Publishing has nurtured my creativity and allowed me the freedom to express that which God places in my heart for the past 17 years. I look forward to all that God has in store as we re-commit ourselves to moving forward with the work at hand.”

While he has had dozens of songs land on the radio charts, Funderburk has had two No. 1 singles – the Kingdom Heirs’ hit “Forever Changed” and the Talley Trio’s chart-topping “Life Goes On.” His songs have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and the Whites, Gold City, Jake Hess, Janet Paschal, Sisters, Brian Free & Assurance, the Hoppers, the Blackwood Brothers, Greater Vision, Mark Lowry, Karen Peck and New River, The Mark Trammell Trio, the Perrys, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and the Bowlings.

Of his nine Dove Award nominations, the latest came earlier in 2014, with Funderburk’s Christmas musical – “The Highest Glory” – winning the Dove Award for Musical of the Year.

“Marty Funderburk brought his talent to Daywind Publishing in the very early days of its existence,” points out Daywind Vice President of Music Publishing Rick Shelton. “His brilliant songs have been recorded by every major artist in our genre, and his choir music has been performed by thousands of church choirs. Marty is a dear member of the Daywind family. We are so very proud of him and the impact of his songwriting.”

Daywind Music Publishing is the premier source of new songs for the Southern Gospel and church print/choral markets. The organization is home to an award-winning roster of songwriters, including Belinda Smith, Dianne Wilkinson, Jason Cox, Joseph Habedank, Kyla Rowland, John Darin Rowsey, Ronny Hinson, Gerald Crabb and Scott Inman, among others. For more information, visit www.daywindpublishing.com  or e-mail info@daywindpublishing.com.

For more information on Mary Funderburk, visit his personal page on the Daywind Music Publishing web site at http://www.daywindpublishing.com/?page_id=402


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