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COUNTRY FAITH — SOUTHERN GOSPEL SALUTES THE GENRE’S BIGGEST SONGS, PAST AND PRESENT

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COUNTRY FAITH SOUTHERN GOSPEL SALUTES THE GENRE'S BIGGEST SONGS, PAST AND PRESENT

COUNTRY FAITH SOUTHERN GOSPEL SALUTES THE GENRE’S BIGGEST SONGS, PAST AND PRESENT

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Country Faith Southern Gospel, a new collection featuring 15 timeless songs from some of the genre’s most beloved artists, is now available from Curb | Word Entertainment.  Showcasing a range of favorites, past and present, Country Faith Southern Gospel is highlighted by classics from such legends as The Happy Goodmans (“The Lighthouse”) and The Cathedrals (“Step Into The Water”), alongside Mark Lowry’s “What’s Not to Love,” The Nelons’ “Oh For A Thousand Tongues” and The Crabb Family’s career-defining hit, “Through The Fire.”

With eight albums to date and $2.5 million in retail sales, the Country Faith music line—part of a multi-faceted brand including books, jewelry and other products—unveils this debut Southern Gospel compilation following the success of Country Faith Hymns, Country Faith Love Songs and Country Faith Christmas, among other music titles. Previous releases have featured many of the format’s superstars, including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, George Strait and Brad Paisley. 
 
“Southern Gospel music is one of the genres I grew up listening to, and I love it,” says Deborah Evans Price, award-winning journalist and cofounder of Country Faith, LLC. “There are so many Southern Gospel songs that have been anchors in my life, and many of them are on this project. I feel like when people hear this collection, they’re going to be moved, encouraged and comforted. These are songs that people have known and loved and made a part of their lives, and I’m honored to have them on the Country Faith Southern Gospel collection.”
 
“Brand New Star,” a poignant tune from multi-genre icons The Oak Ridge Boys, resonated deeply with Evans Price following her mother’s death. “That one has been such a light and comfort for me after losing Mom,” she explains. “It’s the closing song on the album, and it will always be special to me.”
 
Longtime Southern Gospel fans will appreciate the inclusion of Greater Vision’s toe-tapping hit “My Name is Lazarus,” while The Florida Boys, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five and Canton Junction are also featured on the new release. Additionally, the project includes inspired performances from favorite soloists Jason Crabb, Michael English, Joseph Habedank and Janet Paschal.
 
“We are thrilled to have our song ‘God’s Got a Better Plan’ included on Country Faith Southern Gospel,” says Matthew Hagee, founding member of Canton Junction. “Music from The Cathedrals, The Happy Goodmans and The Oak Ridge Boys, along with so many others, filled our home growing up, so being on the same record as these Gospel music pioneers is an honor we do not take lightly.”
 
A sought-after journalist and recipient of the Country Music Association’s prestigious Media Achievement Award in 2013, Deborah Evans Price has interviewed numerous luminaries, including Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Dennis Quaid and Tim Tebow. She is the author of three books and serves as a contributing writer for Billboard, Redbook, People, Sounds Like Nashville, First for Women and Woman’s World, among other outlets. 
 
Country Faith, LLC partners Deborah Evans Price, Bob DeMoss and Wildfire7 launched the successful brand with Evans Prices’ acclaimed books Country Faith (2013) and Country Faith Christmas (2015). In addition to eight full-length albums, the brand’s growing catalog includes books, jewelry and other items celebrating country, Christian and Gospel music. Time Life Music features the Country Faith book on national television as a bonus product in its Faith, Hope and Country collection, while other brand partners include Curb | Word Entertainment, Regnery Faith Publications, Cracker Barrel, Bob Siemon Designs and New Day Christian Distributors. 
 
Country Faith Southern Gospel is available atiTunes and Amazon, among other digital retailers, as well as in select stores across the country. For further information, visitcountryfaith.com orturningpointpr.com.  

Country Faith Southern Gospel Track Listing:
1. Washed by the Water – Jason Crabb
2. The Lighthouse – The Happy Goodmans
3. Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb – Janet Paschal
4. I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy – Michael English
5. Step Into The Water – The Cathedrals
6. Pray Now – Karen Peck & New River
7. Christ Is Still The King – Legacy Five
8. Here He Comes – Joseph Habedank
9. Oh For A Thousand Tongues – The Nelons
10. What’s Not To Love – Mark Lowry
11. When He Was On The Cross (I Was On His Mind) – The Florida Boys
12. Through The Fire – The Crabb Family
13. My Name Is Lazarus – Greater Vision
14. God’s Got A Better Plan – Canton Junction
15. Brand New Star – The Oak Ridge Boys
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Chris Golden Shares Golden Moment On Ryman Stage

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 3, 2015 – 8:31 am -

Chris Golden Shares Golden Moment On Ryman Stage

Chris Golden Shares Golden Moment On Ryman Stage

Nashville, Tenn –  Chris Golden, former member of the Oak Ridge Boys playing  guitar, mandolin, harmonica and filling in on keyboards and drums was on stage at the Ryman Auditorium to do his part in helping support the “Annual Christmas 4 Kids” held on Monday, November 23rd.  He was playing with Restless Heart filling in for their drummer.

They played for the hometown crowd along with Marshall Tucker Band, Shenandoah, and Craig Wayne Boyd. Restless Heart asked him to come down front from behind the drums to do a song for the kids. He was performing “Thank God For Kids” and explained that he had a special place in his heart for the song because his Dad, William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys, made the song famous.

The performance had special meaning for Chris as he commented,”I was delighted to be there. I know we are here to help make wishes come true for kids, but a wish had already come true for this kid (me) that night, because I was standing in the middle of the Ryman stage getting ready to sing. I have performed at the Ryman and on the Opry many times, but that was my singing debut there and a dream come true. Dad was only in town for 12 hours but came down to see me with Restless Heart. Halfway through the song I motioned for him to come up and join us and the crowd went wild. It was a golden moment indeed. We were together again on stage.”

Christmas 4 Kids is a local event each year where over 100 entertainers buses gather and lineup for open house tours. Many stars are there to meet and greet. The concert is held a few weeks prior and proceeds from it go to the neediest children in the area. Each child gets a chaperone, they line the buses up like a freight train and take the kids on a caravan ride around Nashville. They are then dropped at the front door of Wal-Mart, with a chaperone, given a Titans coat and about 150 dollars or more to buy whatever they want. Find out more about them at http://www.christmas4kids.org/ .

You can view the performance on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKbKYDnrnPk&feature=youtu.be

Chris is still doing solo Gospel shows, as well as a few Christmas shows. He is filling his calendar with  booking dates for next year. He has a single out with The Freemans called “A Different Light” which goes to #47 on the charts in January.

Deborah Evans Price of Billboard Magazine stated of Chris, “For a select few individuals, making music seems as natural as breathing. Chris Golden is one of those gifted souls. A skilled multi-instrumentalist and intuitive songwriter with a voice like warm honey, Golden’s passion for music shines on every track of his latest project.”


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Gospel and Country Music Icons The Oak Ridge Boys Honored with Two 2015 GMA DOVE Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 14, 2015 – 4:32 pm -

Gospel and Country Music Icons The Oak Ridge Boys Honored with Two 2015 GMA DOVE Award Nominations

Gospel and Country Music Icons The Oak Ridge Boys
Honored with Two
2015 GMA DOVE Award Nominations

Rock of Ages Recording Gets Solid Nods from the GMA Membership

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Aug. 14, 2015– Country music legends and American music icons The Oak Ridge Boys received two nominations for the 2015 Gospel Music Association (GMA) DOVE Awards, according to the press conference held Wednesday at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
The award-winning quartet received a nod for Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year for their recent gospel recording, which hit the street on May 26thRock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites (Gaither Music Group), a 15-song project produced by Ben Isaacs (Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs) and group member Duane Allen, showcases the group’s acclaimed, four-part harmonies and celebrates their musical roots.
The Oaks were also honored with a nomination for Country Song of the Year for their recent country single, “Sweet Jesus,” an original song co-written by Kenny Vernon and country music star Merle Haggard, who joined the group for the recording of the song.
“We loved the recitation [within the song] and thought if we could just get Merle to do that recitation we would be thrilled,” described Allen.  “But then, it worked so well that Merle just kept on singing with us on the last chorus—a once in a lifetime experience for all of The Oak Ridge Boys. It is one of the biggest thrills of my career to get to sing and record with Merle Haggard.”
“When I saw that our Rock of Ages album was up for two very special DOVE Awards my heart jumped,” stated Joe Bonsall.  “This has been a special project. Each of us laid our hearts on the line on this project, and these classic songs are a huge part of our lives and our constant walk with Christ, so to have the Gospel Music Association recognize the work is an honor beyond words!  We are so very blessed.”The Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites recording also features guest vocals from the award-winning Isaacs, who joined the Boys for the song “Peace Within.”
The Oak Ridge Boys was formed in1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., by gospel music singer, manager, promoter and businessman Wally Fowler. The current lineup, which came together years later (William Lee Golden, 1965; Duane Allen, 1966; Richard Sterban, 1972; and Joe Bonsall 1973), has scored 17 No. 1 hits, released more than 40 albums and achieved worldwide sales of over 41 million units. They have received five GRAMMY® Awards and 15 CMA Award nominations, winning two of them; and they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000.In April of this year it was announced that the group will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this October in the Modern Era Artist category.Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites has been positioned heavily at retail, via catalog placements and through a direct TV campaign on networks including DISH TV, DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, PBS, GaitherTV, TBN, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, RFD, TCT and TLN. The campaign will also air in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.

Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites is distributed through Capitol Christian Distribution and is available throughout general market stores, including Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®,  and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.

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This Week on Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 27, 2015 – 9:47 am -

This Week on Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

This Week on Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

This week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 1 of our interview with Jeff & Sheri Easter and music from The Isaacs, The Browns, Ricky Skaggs, The Tribute Quartet, Randy Travis, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Oak Ridge Boys, Buddy Greene, Ponder, Sykes & Wright and MORE!

Jeff & Sheri Easter bring us up to date on their family,music  ministry and their latest project, “Small Town”!
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:
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Gospel and Country Music Legends The Oak Ridge Boys to Release All-New Recording on May 26th

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 7, 2015 – 12:05 pm -

Gospel and Country Music Legends The Oak Ridge Boys to Release All-New Recording on May 26th

Gospel and Country Music Legends The Oak Ridge Boys to Release All-New Recording on May 26th

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. Country music legends and American music icons The Oak Ridge Boys have just recorded an all-new gospel recording, which will be available everywhere on May 26thRock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites (Gaither Music Group), a 15-song project produced by Ben Isaacs (Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs) and group member Duane Allen, showcases the group’s award-winning, four-part harmonies and celebrates their musical roots.

“All of The Oak Ridge Boys are men of faith,” Allen says.  “We were raised in four different states, but we were all brought up in homes where our parents taught us about Jesus and believing in God.  All of the Oaks grew up singing in church.  These songs are some of the first we learned to sing. Their messages of hope, love, assurance, faith, heaven and, basically, how to live formed the foundation of each of us.
“The reason these old hymns are so familiar is because they are great. They have lived through the decades, even centuries, because they were written in times when man’s faith was tested. They have stood the test of time because the message transcends the test of time.”
Something else that has stood the test of time is the group’s longtime friendship with country legend Merle Haggard, who wrote a song entitled “Sweet Jesus” for the new release.
“Merle Haggard has been a good friend of The Oak Ridge Boys for decades,” Allen continues.  “He was taping a TV show with Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives; and my son-in-law, Paul Martin, sings and plays with The Fabulous Superlatives, so Merle gave Paul a copy of ‘Sweet Jesus’ and asked him to give it to me for the Oaks.
“We loved the recitation and thought if we could just get Merle to do that recitation we would be thrilled. But then, it worked so well that Merle just kept on singing with us on the last chorus—a once in a lifetime experience for all of The Oak Ridge Boys. It is one of the biggest thrills of my career to get to sing and record with Merle Haggard.”
Another special addition to Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites are guest vocals from the award-winning Isaacs, who joined The Oaks for the song “Peace Within.”
“…What you hear [on the last chorus] was one take…no fixes, no second takes, just exactly what Sonya was feeling at the time,” explains Allen.  “It is pure magic as only Sonya and The Isaacs can do.  They brought depth and love to ‘Peace Within,’ taking it to another level.”
The Oak Ridge Boys know firsthand how to take things to another level.  The group was founded in1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., by gospel music singer, manager, promoter and businessman Wally Fowler.  The current lineup, which was assembled years later (William Lee Golden, 1965; Duane Allen, 1966; Richard Sterban, 1972; and Joe Bonsall 1973), has scored 17 No. 1 hits, released more than 40 albums and achieved worldwide sales of over 41 million units.  They have received five GRAMMY® Awards; 15 CMA Award nominations, winning two of them; and were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
In April it was announced that the group will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in the fall of 2015, in the Modern Era Artist category.
Bonsall and Sterban were inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame in 1994. Golden received the Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s Life Work Award for Performing Achievement in 1997, and Allen was honored with induction into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites will be positioned heavily at retail, via catalog placements and through a direct TV campaign beginning in May, on networks including DISH TV, DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, PBS, GaitherTV, TBN, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, RFD, TCT and TLN.  The campaign will also air in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.  “Sweet Jesus,” the debut country single from the release, is currently garnering adds at radio stations nationwide.  The gospel staple “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand” has just been released to gospel radio.
The group is featured regularly on “The Grand Ole Opry,” and they will be highlighting Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites during their upcoming appearances during CMA Fest 2015 and at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN.
The release will be distributed through Capitol Christian Distribution and will be available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com, on May 26th.  It is currently available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and is available for pre-sale at www.amazon.com, www.walmart.com and www.christianbook.com.
For further information, visit www.oakridgeboys.com or Twitter.com/OakRidgeBoys or www.facebook.com/oakridgeboys.

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The Oak Ridge Boys Set for 2015 Country Music Hall of Fame

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 27, 2015 – 9:36 am -

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys

Gospel Music Hall of Famers Celebrate Another Induction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —At a press conference held Wednesday, it was announced that The Oak Ridge Boys will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in fall of 2015.  The group was selected as the 2015 Modern Era Artist Inductees.

A number of Country Music Association, Country Music Hall of Fame and other country music notables, including CMA CEO Sarah Trahern and Hall of Fame Director/CEO Kyle Young, gathered early Wednesday morning for the announcement.  The Oaks were introduced to media and industry executives in the Rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame by their longtime friend and fellow entertainer Brenda Lee.  Also present for the announcement was the Oaks’ manager, Jim Halsey, members of The Oak Ridge Boys’ staff and a few business associates.

The announcement to the media, which was followed by an industry luncheon where several hundred had gathered, was streamed live.

Primary on each of the Oak Ridge Boys’ list of thank yous at today’s announcement were their fans, who have supported them for more than 40 years while the group has made country and gospel music history.

Few country music groups have had the enduring popularity, cultural significance or crossover success of The Oak Ridge Boys, a vocal harmony quartet that started out in gospel music during World War II and evolved with the times to help popularize and modernize country and gospel music far beyond traditional genre and regional lines.

The group went through numerous lineup changes in its early decades before Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban took control in the 1960s and early 1970s and turned it into a dynamic country music force. The alignment focused on high-energy vocal harmonies that brought crowds to their feet

The Oaks landed their first No. 1, “I’ll Be True To You,” on the country chart in 1978, and perhaps just as significantly Paul Simon asked the group to sing backup on what would become his hit “Slip Slidin’ Away,” opening the door to the pop world for the group. Simon wasn’t the only one to lean on their harmony. They accompanied Brenda Lee on her GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Broken Trust” (1980) and George Jones on his country smash “Same Ole Me” (1982); and they also have harmonized behind Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bill Monroe and Leon Russell among many others.

National audiences learned the joy of The Oaks’ harmonies when the group’s biggest hit, 1981’s “Elvira,” became a crossover pop smash with bass singer Sterban’s unforgettable “oom papa oom papa mau mau” refrain. The song brought them one of their five GRAMMY® Awards, went double platinum and helped bring much-needed fun to a genre that had a reputation for weepers and hard times.

The inescapable “Elvira” propelled The Oaks’ 1981 album Fancy Free to double platinum. They followed a year later with another crossover hit, “Bobbie Sue,” and the album of the same title went gold as have many others in the group’s catalogue. Their 1980 and 1984 Greatest Hits albums are platinum. All in all, the current lineup has scored 17 No. 1 hits, released more than 40 albums and achieved sales in excess of $41 million.

The Oak Ridge Boys’ “American Made” became a national ad jingle, and their “Thank God for Kids” is considered a country standard.

The group also helped open the doors for country music on network television with a number of national televised concerts including HBO and PBS specials and as hosts and performers on primetime. They hosted their own series, “The Oak Ridge Boys Live from Las Vegas,” for TNN in the late 1990s.

The quartet is one of the most enduring in music and has had a long history and dozens of members before the tenures of Allen (born April 29, 1943 in Taylortown, Texas), Bonsall (born May 18, 1948 in Philadelphia), Golden (born Jan. 12, 1939 in Brewton, Ala.) and Sterban (born April 24, 1943 in Camden, N.J.) began. Founder Wally Fowler started the group in 1943 in Knoxville, Tenn., as part of The Georgia Clodhoppers. They were hired to perform for the restricted staff and their families at the nearby Oak Ridge nuclear research facility. They appeared there so often, they eventually changed their name to the Oak Ridge Quartet in 1945, the year they began performing on “The Grand Ole Opry.” 

The Oak Ridge Boys – the rebranded group – have received 15 CMA Awards nominations and won two: Vocal Group of the Year in 1978 and Single of the Year in 1981 for “Elvira” (the group’s backing band won CMA Instrumental Group of the Year in 1978 and 1986). The Oaks were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000; Bonsall and Sterban were inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame in 1994. Golden received the Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s Life Work Award for Performing Achievement in 1997, and Allen was honored with induction into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

The Oak Ridge Boys have participated in decades of philanthropic endeavors including Feed the Children, the Boy Scouts of America and the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

For further information visit www.oakridgeboys.com or www.facebook.com/oakridgeboys


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This Week on Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 2, 2015 – 11:00 am -

Good News Music Radio

Good News Music Radio

Happy New Year!!! This week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 1 of our interview with Joseph Habedank and music from The Collingsworth Family, Lynda Randle, The Gaither Vocal Band, Russ Taff, Wilburn & Wilburn, The Oak Ridge Boys 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 For Oak Ridge Boys TONIGHT On RFD-TV

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 14, 2014 – 4:05 pm -

Oak Ridge Boys

Oak Ridge Boys

Nashville, TN (August 14, 2014) Tonight is the big night for the winding down of the season series of Nashville’s very popular The Music City Show. Ending this season in a bang, the featured artists are the outstanding Country group, The Oak Ridge Boys.

This dynamic program will be featured on RFDTV tonight, August 14th at 8PM Eastern and 7PM Central times. Growing numbers from Nielsen should tell you that this is one program you will not want to miss. Very few groups have been able to crossover from Gospel to Country and back to Gospel the way the Oak Ridge Boys have and none with the success they have seen.

Program producer and director Scott Godsey commented “We are thankful for the success of the first two seasons. We’ve had some of the best artists in Southern Gospel on The Music City Show so far. Fans are contacting the program every week and we thank each and every person who supports the show. As long as people want to watch The Music City Show, we will continue producing new episodes.”

This season ending episode will be featuring, of course the mighty Oaks, and in addition the Positive Cowboy himself, Jim Sheldon along with the familiar Blue Jean Band. Host for the evening will be Singer/Comedian Tim Lovelace.

The Music City Show is experiencing phenomenal growth with each new season, so tune in to this program to see why. Remember, it’s TONIGHT.

You can catch a preview of the show at http://youtu.be/EyENO2BKSlQ  .

The Music City Show is produced by Godsey and Associates of Nashville, TN and more information about them can be found at http://godseyandassociates.com or http://www.themusiccityshow.com  or https://www.facebook.com/themusiccity .


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AARON & AMANDA CRABB JOIN LEGENDS AND ICONS FOR ‘SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY®’

Written by SGN Scoops on June 13, 2013 – 1:15 pm -

Oaks_CrabbsNASHVILLE, Tenn.—Difference Media recording duo Aaron & Amanda Crabb joined a lineup of country music superstars and legends for “Sunday Mornin’ Country®,” held at the Grand Ole Opry® House on the closing day of the CMA Music Festival. Pictured on the Opry® stage are (from L) Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys; Aaron & Amanda Crabb; and Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys.

“Sunday Mornin’ Country®” featured a special salute and presentation of the Hall of Faith Award to The Oak Ridge Boys celebrating their 40th year in music, and also included performances from country legends Roy Clark, Lulu Roman, and Lynn Anderson, among others. The 34th annual event was hosted by Grand Ole Opry® member George Hamilton IV and GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Linda Davis.

Aaron & Amanda Crabb performed their debut mainstream country single, “I’m Learning,” during the show. Penned by Lee Black, Michael Fordinal and Kenna West, “I’m Learning” is receiving airplay on a growing number of country stations across the US. The song is featured on the duo’s acclaimed recording,Mercy, which released in April.

For further information on Aaron & Amanda Crabb, visitwww.differencemedia.org or www.turningpointpr.com. Follow them on Twitter @aaroncrabb79 and @amandascrabb.


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Harmony Road Host Les Butler to be in the TNN Booth at the CMT Music Fest Fan Fair this Weekend

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 5, 2013 – 4:54 pm -

Harmony Road logo Jan 2013.smallSIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN June 5, 2013, Harmony Road TV host, Singing News Publisher and Solid Gospel Radio
host Les Butler will be in the TNN/The Nashville Network booth on Saturday June 8, at noon during the 42nd Annual CMT Music Festival and Fan Fair. Butler will be available to visit with friends and fans,
sign autographs and take pictures. Others who will be in the booth over the weekend include artists such
as The Oak Ridge Boys, Ray Stevens, Lee Greenwood, Crook and Chase, Ralph Emery, Bill Anderson, Mark Chestnut and other TNN personalities.

CMT Music Festival and Fan Fair has been a destination for country music fans for over 40 years. This year the event runs from June 6th -9th. When TNN was re launched last fall, the network continued the

tradition of including Southern Gospel in their programming. TNN continues to grow, adding stations regularly, and is now in tens of millions of homes in locations such as Nashville, Chattanooga,

Birmingham, Chicago, Rochester, NY, Boise, Idaho, Dayton, Ohio, Asheville, NC and more.
“All of us at Harmony Road are happy to be on The Nashville Network. Having Harmony Road on TNN allows us to help share gospel music and its message to core gospel music fans as well as an audience new to Southern Gospel” said Roger Spears, Harmony Road producer. “The opportunities to reach a larger audience, including those who may be presented with the gospel through music for the first time, has been our focus as TNN grows and we continue to add new broadcast and streaming outlets”, continued Spears. “We are excited about this opportunity for Les to represent Harmony Road at a high profile event such as the CMT Music Fest and Fan Fair and we thank TNN for the opportunity”, he concluded.

In addition to Les Butler, other members of the Harmony Road team include gospel pianist Cody McVey, who does many of the interviews and special segments you see on the program. Randy Liner is Technical Director and Roger Spears is Producer. More info can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/harmonyroadtv. You can also email Harmony Road at info@harmonyroadtv.com.


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