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The Nelons Honored by State of Georgia and Hometown of Dallas, GA May 10, 2016 Declared “Nelon Day”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 4, 2016 – 4:23 pm -

The Nelons pictured with members of the Dallas, GA City Council along with Todd Nelon

The Nelons pictured with members of the Dallas, GA City Council along with Todd Nelon
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Dallas, GA  – The Nelons, set to be inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on May 10, were recently honored by the state of Georgia and their hometown of Dallas, GA. Earlier this week, representatives from the office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Dallas, GA Mayor, Boyd L. Austin Jr., honored the talented family with a commendation and a dedication setting the day of May 10, 2016 as ‘The Nelons Day” in their hometown of Dallas, GA.

The Nelons will be inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on May 10, 2016 in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University during the GMA Honors celebration. The all-star evening will feature performances by Amy Grant, Jason Crabb, Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Hilary Scott & The Scott Family, Jordan Smith, Michael English, Selah, Travis Cottrell, Tye Tribbett and more.
For more information and tickets, visit www.gmahonors.org.
For more information on The Nelons, visit www.thenelons.com.

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New Music From Hall Of Fame Inductees, The Nelons

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 2, 2016 – 7:08 am -

New Music From Hall Of Fame Inductees, The Nelons

New Music From Hall Of Fame Inductees, The Nelons

Hendersonville, TN – Daywind recording artists, The Nelons, are excited to announce the release of Stronger Together –Limited Edition EP, available today.

In anticipation of two brand-new, full-length recordings in August, the Nelons have released a 6-song EP project that includes their current radio hit, ‘I Just Can’t Make It By Myself.’ The EP, available now at all major digital retailers, gives listeners a small taste of what is to come from the award winning family group in the coming months.

The release of Stronger Together –Limited Edition EP falls just weeks before the iconic gospel group’s induction into the Gospel Music Association’s Hall Of Fame on May 10th.  Comprised of Kelly Nelon Clark, her husband, talented producer/arranger Jason Clark, and daughters, vocal powerhouse Amber Nelon Thompson and budding instrumentalist Autumn Nelon Clark, The Nelons have a gifted way of powerfully communicating the Gospel through polished harmonies and commanding performances that transcends the years and genres. During their tenure as one of Gospel music’s leading families, The Nelons have garnered six GMA Dove Awards, three GRAMMY nominations, and 14 Singing News Fans Awards, among others.  Carrying on Kelly’s father, Rex Nelon’s, legacy, they have recorded more than 35 albums containing more than 20 Top 5 radio singles, including classics such as ‘We Shall Wear A Robe And Crown,’ and ‘O For A Thousand Tongues.’ They have frequently been featured on the Gaither Homecoming Tour and videos, as well as performed on the Grand Ole Opry, among other historic venues.

In addition to the digital EP, The Nelons plan to release two full-length projects, Stronger Together and Family Harmony later this fall, as well as a vintage vinyl project on Daywind Records.

Stronger Together –Limited Edition EP is available now at iTunes and other online digital outlets.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn.  Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony RED, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.


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Twitter News of the Day… Know These Folks?

Written by scoopsnews on April 10, 2016 – 11:07 am -

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Tweet of the day!

Happy Siblings Day from SGN Scoops!

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Happy Birthday Amber!

Written by scoopsnews on March 28, 2016 – 6:05 pm -

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Happy Birthday to this extremely talented young lady from all of us at SGN Scoops!

In honor of Amber’s Birthday, we chose this beautiful youtube video to celebrate her special day!

 

 

 


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The Nelons On Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 22, 2016 – 10:04 pm -

The Nelons On Gospel Music Today

The Nelons On Gospel Music Today

The Nelons are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of March 22 and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates.  Ken talks to Michelle Waldroup about the upcoming “Singin’ at the Point” concert, in Streetman, TX. The Feature Group is The Walkers, and Jean reviews new recordings by The Down East Boys and Barry Rowland and Deliverance. An article about Brian Free and Assurance from Singing News magazine is the subject of this week’s News Notes. In the News this week is SGNScoops, the Oak Ridge Boys, Brumley Music and the Diamond Awards.  The show features exclusive concert video of Mark209, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Pigeon Forge, TN, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of Mission Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Broken Arrow, 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 Pontotoc, MS, 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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The Sing Tour Continues to Expand with Michael English, The Nelons, and Jeff Stice

Written by Staff on March 22, 2016 – 1:57 pm -

 

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Nashville, Tennessee (March 22, 2016) The Sing Tour announces additional concerts added to the popular event. Started in 2015 as The Greatest Hits Tour it was so popular with the fans the artists decided to continue as the Sing Tour. Michael English, The Nelons, and Jeff Stice all had new projects out by early this year and they were receiving so many requests for songs from those projects that they expanded the song selections being performed from their greatest hits to also include new songs.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Sing Tour. While I have been blessed to sing thousands of shows all over the world as a soloist and as a part of groups, this has been one of the best tours I have ever been involved with . I love the Nelons and Jeff Stice for their Ministry heart, friendship and even for the fun we have together. It is not “like” family but it is family.” shares Michael English.

NelonsJeff Stice says, “Since I began this solo career I’ve been able to be a part of a lot of very unique events. The Sing Tour is so much fun and to be a part of the talent that is on that stage with The Nelons and Michael English is just incredible. Night after night I marvel at the number of iconic songs these two artists have introduced to Gospel Music. I’m honored to be a part of this tour but most importantly I’m honored to call each of them my friends.”

The Nelons also recently received the exciting news by the Gospel Music Association that the group will be inducted into the GMA’s Gospel Music Hall Of Fame. The GMA Honors banquet will be held on May 10, 2016 in Nashville, TN.

If you wish to book The Sing Tour contact Beckie Simmons Agency at: info@beckiesimmonsagency.com

To check the dates for the tour near you can go to Michael’s website at: http://www.michaelenglishmusic.com/index.php?p=Tour

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Michael English Releases New Worship Project

Michael English Releases New Worship Project

About Michael English

In Michael’s autobiography, The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God’s Story of Redemption (Thomas Nelson, Inc), he gives readers an honest look at the painful path that led him away from God and his family, but more importantly, he shows how God, with grace and mercy, rescued Michael and redeemed his shattered life.

“When the lowest thing that could possibly happen happens; don’t give up, because you might be missing a blessing down the road,” says English. “When I started driving my own life, as though God were like some kind of global positioning system that I could choose to follow or ignore, I turned down dead ends and dark alleys, thinking they were going to lead me somewhere.”

In 2009, Michael’s life came full circle as he returned to the Gaither Vocal Band as their lead singer. After a successful five year run with the GVB, Michael felt called to return to a full time solo career at the end of 2013.

Jeff SticeAbout Jeff Stice

Jeff Stice , affectionately known as “Mr Piano Man” is having an incredible musical journey and has reached pinnacles of great success in The Gospel Music World.

During his twelve year span with Triumphant Quartet Jeff was honored to receive a number of awards and recognitions. He was voted MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR in 2007 by the Southern Gospel Music Guild. He received THE FAVORITE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2009 and 2012 at The Southern Gospel Fanfare. In 2007 he was voted into THE EDMONSON COUNTY MUSIC HALL OF FAME in Brownsville, KY. In 2010 and 2011 he received GRAMMY and DOVE AWARD nominations. In 2014 Jeff an Absolutely Gospel Music Award (Ovation) for producing his last Triumphant project, and recently won a 2015 AGM Ovation for Musician of the Year.

 

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The Golden Rule

Written by scoopsnews on February 8, 2016 – 3:01 am -

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The Nelons will be at Creekside 2017 October 30 – November 2 2017 In Pigeon Forge TN
 
Check Out This Song That carries a good Rule to live by.
 
 

Matthew 7:12 is the twelfth verse of the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. This well known verse presents what has become known as the Golden Rule.

In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads:

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do
to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. (Wikipedia)

Watch The Nelons sing this message in “Do Unto Others” Here

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Congratulations to The Nelons

Written by scoopsnews on February 2, 2016 – 7:16 pm -

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Congratulations are in order for The Nelons!

Congratulations Kelly, Jason and all the gang! We are thinking of you and hope you have a very special night!

 

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What a great honor!

The Nelons was started by founding member Rex Nelon and started out as The Rex Nelon Singers in 1977.The group was a spin-off of the family group the Lefevres. They became known as the Rex Nelon Singers in 1976 because the Lefevre family members had left the group. The group’s first number-one song was “Come Morning” on the Singing News Chart and was awarded the Southern Gospel Song of the Decade for the 1980s.

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Congratulations to each and every one of you from your friends at SGN SCOOPS!

 

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A word from Jason Clark

Written by scoopsnews on January 31, 2016 – 10:37 am -

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The Nelons

Three decades, The Nelons have been bridging the traditional sounds of Southern Gospel with contemporary influences that inspires listeners of all ages. The group, who has enjoyed much success as a part of the prestigious Gaither Homecoming Tour and Video Series, continues to cross generational gaps, presenting rich harmonies that have been embraced by audiences from all walks of life.

Here’s a good word from Jason Clark:

 

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Christmas Prayers

Written by Staff on December 24, 2015 – 6:53 am -

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Christmas Prayers from SGN Scoops and friends

For a different look at Christmas, we asked artists what their prayer would be this Holy season. Here is what a few of them had to say:

 

Terry Blackwood

Terry Blackwood

“Heavenly Father, thank You for all You have done for us and for all You mean to us. Without You, we would have no hope; but because You sent Your Son, Jesus, as the perfect sacrifice for our transgressions, we can be reconciled to You. The Baby in the manger will soon come back as the conquering King to rule and reign over the whole world. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.” – Terry Blackwood, artist

 

“My Christmas prayer would be that the world would know Jesus in a personal way, that there would be no hungry people, no sickness and no dying.  Also, that this world would always be a happy place to live and raise our families. Sounds like Heaven!” – Kelly Nelon Clark, The Nelons

 

The Nelons

The Nelons

“My Christmas wish is for people to stop including the wise men in the nativity. THEY WEREN’T THERE! Seriously, my prayer is for my kids to see the love of Christ in everything I do this season. That I can help them realize the truest meaning of the season.” – Pat Barker, artist

 

“Funny you should write. Just a few days ago, I was digging out books to

Pat Barker

Pat Barker

read about the stories behind Christmas carols in preparation for Christmas 2015. I came across a really old book of prayers by Peter Marshall who was Chaplain of the U.S. Senate from 1947 until his death in 1949 This is Peter Marshall’s prayer for world peace: ‘We pray for our troubled world. Impress upon the minds and hearts of our leaders that until we are at peace with Thee, we can be at peace with no one else, that freedom can exist nowhere unless it exists everywhere, that the strength of this nation does not lie in armies or navies but in the

Larry Ford

Larry Ford

integrity of her people, that peace is born out of righteousness and nothing else, that the trouble with our world is still people, that peace is not possible until men’s hearts, our hearts, and the direction of our wills, are changed. Make us willing to be changed, whatever the cost to our self-sufficiency, whatever the price to our insistence on having our own way.’ Amen. The world events of November 2015 are nothing new to God. Human beings still suffer from the same sin-sickness that began with the first man and woman. Hosanna; save us now, Lord. We look for the return of the Prince of Peace.” – Larry Ford [Editor’s notes: The Prayers of Peter Marshall by Catherine Marshall; Hardcover, Published January 1st 1954 by McGraw-Hill Book Company, In; original title The Prayers of Peter Marshall; ISBN 00070405980 (ISBN13: 9780070405981)]

 

Robert York

Robert York

“Dear God, thanks for sending Your Son to earth as a baby so many years ago. Thank You that He paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross and that He rose again proving that death was defeated. Thanks for family and friends during the time we celebrate His birth and for our freedom to worship.” – Robert York of SGN Scoops

 

“My prayer is that we would always remember the true reason for the Christmas season. It’s so easy to be consumed with all of the commercialism, the store sales, the gift giving.

LeFevre Quartet

LeFevre Quartet

Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy all that goes with the season but may we not forget JESUS!” – Mike LeFevre, The LeFevre Quartet

 

“My Christmas prayers, and Christmas wishes, have changed many times over the years. As a child, of course my wishes and prayers were for something

Ricky Atkinson

Ricky Atkinson

special under the tree. Then, in later years, as a young father, my Christmas wishes and prayers all became about my children; their well being, their aspirations, their dreams and hopes. Now many years later, they are all grown and gone. I sit here on Thanksgiving evening 2015, looking ahead to the Christmas season. At this time in life, my Christmas wishes and Christmas prayers are solely about the hurting people around me. The older I get, the more people around me, including my loved ones and family, are dealing with spiritual struggles, physical health issues, emotional problems, financial struggles, and even death. My prayers and wishes this Christmas are for those who need help that only the Lord can give.” – Ricky Atkinson of Ricky Atkinson and Compassion.

 

Mark Bishop and Forget The Sea

Mark Bishop and Forget The Sea

“My Christmas prayer for the season would be for a time of peace around our world and nation. I am a bit of a news junkie and sometimes I just sigh in disbelief at the things going on in our country. I would pray for peace among the different beliefs and races. I would pray for peace and love in broken families. I would ask God to give us a glimpse of His love for us, so that we would remember His love for us is not contingent on how we feel about ourselves. He loves us anyway! Merry Christmas everyone!” – Mark Bishop, artist, Forget The Sea

 

“My Christmas wish this year is that I will be able to put a smile on at least one person’s face. I have really caught the holiday bug and the Christmas spirit this year, doing more decorating of my small residence than usual and going all-out on gifts. I even bought a random ladies purchase at the dollar store. I really can’t say why or how I caught it, but this season has already been fun and if somebody gets a smile out of something I do this year, that’ll be worth it for me!” – Justin McLeod, blogger, writer for SGN Scoops

 

Sherry Anne

Sherry Anne

“This holiday season I think of the song I just released on my new Christmas CD: ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth.’ While I realize that complete peace is not possible as we enter the last days, I pray that people would find true peace in Jesus Christ, the One who came to bring peace, not as the world gives, but rather a peace that surpasses our own understanding and brings comfort to a lost, hurting world. (John 14:27)” – Sherry Anne, soloist, writer for SGN Scoops

 

Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs

“It may sound cliche but I wish what the multitude of angels proclaimed that first Christmas night: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward man.’” – Arthur Rice, Kingdom Heirs

 

“My wish for this Christmas is that the Church will put off its despondency and

Freedom Quartet

Freedom Quartet

reflect Christ to an increasingly desperate world. It’s time for Christians to unite. All Christians, not just the Baptists or the Methodists, the Lutherans or Presbyterians, but everyone who is called by the name Christian. We have allowed worldly attitudes and ideas to separate and segregate the Church and it has taken a toll. There’s no better time for the Church to arise and boldly proclaim ‘I Am A Christian’ than right here at Christmas!” – John Rulapaugh, Freedom Quartet

 

Sylvia Greene

Sylvia Greene

“The truth of the Christmas story is that on that long ago night, a Savior was born to save the world from their sins! This message of salvation and forgiveness, no matter who we are or how far in sin we’ve gone, is timeless in its beauty! But my Christmas Prayer for you this year, is that you will fully realize in the midst of your daily struggle, in your time of grief, when feeling hurt or betrayed, while experiencing sheer terror because you don’t know what tomorrow holds and you simply don’t know what to do….you have a Hope! That beautiful, starry, Christmas night, in the form of a tiny baby Boy named Jesus…Hope was born! I don’t know where you are in your life right now, you may have run out of answers, but I pray that you’ll realize that when you’re right in the middle of hopelessness…that’s when real Hope is the closest to you. What a wonderful gift to us all, I pray you will unwrap yours this Christmas! Merry Christmas!” — Sylvia M. Green, The Bradys

 

Amber Eppinette, 11th Hour

Amber Eppinette, 11th Hour

Selena Day

Selena Day

Yvonne and Bryan Hutson. Rescue Me Ministries

Yvonne and Bryan Hutson. Rescue Me Ministries

“Our Christmas Prayer is that we be a light in a dark world and help those in need this season, whether it be by helping the poor, comforting the widows, or sharing the greatest Gift of all: Jesus!” — Amber Eppinette, 11th Hour

 

“My Christmas Prayer would be that people would begin to see themselves as Christ sees them; to know that Jesus IS the Hope of the world. ‘Christ in us – the Hope of Glory.’ (Col. 1:27)” – Selena Day, motivational speaker, writer at SGN Scoops

 

“Our prayer is that for the next year it wouldn’t take a holiday to remind us that no day is guaranteed, life is short and loved ones are to be cherished.” — Bryan and Y Hutson, Rescue Me Ministries

 

 

 

 


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