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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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Tracy Stuffle Benefit Announced for March 19, 2013

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 28, 2013 – 12:31 pm -

TracyStuffleBenefitConcertPosterNASHVILLE, TN (February 28, 2013) – Today, Joseph Habedank, lead vocalist for The Perrys, in partnership with Christ Church in Nashville, TN, announced a benefit concert for Tracy Stuffle, who recently suffered a massive stroke. The evening, dubbed “We Need Each Other: A Benefit for Tracy Stuffle” will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:00 PM (doors open at 5 PM) at Christ Church in Nashville, TN and will feature a lineup of stellar musical artists.

Tracy Stuffle – beloved bass vocalist and group owner/manager of the Perrys – has been in critical condition at a Nashville area hospital since suffering a massive stroke on January 21, 2013 while driving his vehicle in downtown Nashville, TN. All proceeds from this concert will go toward medical expenses for Tracy Stuffle.

Joining hosts Jason Crabb and Joseph Habedank will be the Oak Ridge Boys, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Dailey & Vincent, The Hoppers, Mark Lowry, the Collingsworth Family, the Booth Brothers, The Isaacs, Gold City, The Bowlings, Karen Peck & New River and a special appearance by The Perrys.

“Tracy & Libbi Stuffle hired me when I was 17 years old. They gave me a chance when no one else would,” states Habedank. “For over 10 years, they have invested into my life and considering I have practically grown up on their bus, they’re like family to me. When this tragic event happened, I immediately called upon the friends of Tracy & Libbi to begin organizing this evening. I am asking everyone who loves Tracy & Libbi to support this evening.”

For more information and to purchase tickets for this evening, vist TracyStuffleBenefit.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Christ Church in Nashville, TN or College Heights Baptist Church in Gallatin, TN.

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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 4, 2013 – 9:48 am -

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Jimmy Blackwood Retires, Farewell Performance Slated for Brumley “Shindig”

Written by SGN Scoops on October 1, 2012 – 3:03 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Jimmy Blackwood, son of beloved James Blackwood, recently  announced his retirement from many years on the road with the famous Blackwood Brothers. Jimmy announces that he will only be doing one “Farewell” performance in  Rogers, AR on October 13 at The Shindig. Besides the Blackwood Brothers, the concert will feature the Oak Ridge Boys and Dailey and Vincent. All groups  will be singing songs from their latest released Gospel albums.
The Shindig is a fundraiser for the I’ll Fly Away Foundation and will celebrate I’ll Fly Away’s 80th birthday. All ticket sales will  benefit the foundation’s music eduction program. This program teaches young people about America’s musical heritage through school workshops. The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has partnered with the Gibson Foundation in its mission. Gibson will be providing an Epiphone guitar to each school that is involved in the  I’ll Fly Away Foundation program. The Gibson Guitar Bus will also be at The Shindig and will open for free tours before the show. The concert is slated for Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7:00 pm at the John Q Hammons Center at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers, Arkansas. Three phenomenal artists/groups will perform together for a one-time-only gathering. Featured will be multi-platinum and Grammy-winning recording artist, The Oak Ridge Boys, along with Dailey & Vincent and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet.

Advance tickets: Artist Circle ($50), Gold Seating ($40), and Silver Seating ($30) All tickets are non-refundable. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $5 more the day of show. For tickets to I’ll Fly Away’s 80th birthday and Jimmy Blackwood’s final and “Farewell” performance call  888-462-6718 or visit www.illflyawayfoundation.org 

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Celebrating 80 Years of the Greatest Gospel Song of All Time, the I’ll Fly Away Foundation Welcomes The Oak Ridge Boys to “The Shindig”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 10, 2012 – 7:02 pm -

Rogers, Arkansas….Brumley
Entertainment and the I’ll Fly Away Foundation will celebrate
80 years of the world’s most celebrated Gospel song of all
time, “I’ll Fly Away” with the first annual “Shindig” featuring
multi-platinum and Grammy winning recording artist The
Oak Ridge Boys along with Dailey & Vincent and the
Blackwood Brothers Quartet. The music event will take
place on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the John Q
Hammons Center at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers,
Arkansas. Music starts at 7:00 pm.

The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the most distinctive and
recognizable recording groups of all time. Their many hits including “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On”
and “Thank God for Kids,” are only a few of the songs which have reached millions while the group never
left their Gospel roots. For over 50 years the Oak Ridge Boys have been entertaining audiences all over
the world while bringing together the traditions of Gospel, Country and Pop in their music. Duane, Joe,
William Lee and Richard have produced 12 Gold, 3 Platinum, 1 Double Platinum and dozens of #1 hits.

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Tune In Alert: Adam Crabb, The Perrys! Friday, June 29th

Written by SGN Scoops on June 28, 2012 – 7:41 am -

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Palmetto State Quartet Welcomes New Tenor

Written by SGN Scoops on July 28, 2011 – 7:10 pm -

Nashville, TN – Palmetto State Quartet manager and bass singer, Larry Strickland has announced the addition of Wesley Smith  to the popular quartet. Smith will fill the tenor position for the Nashville-based group.

Smith, the youngest of four sons, grew up in and around Gospel music, as his dad, who also served as a pastor, sang in a regional quartet. At a very young age, Smith was smitten with the smooth, rich quartet sounds and became hooked on four-part harmony. He admits that his favorite groups are The Cathedrals, The Statesmen and The Oak Ridge Boys.

At a young age, he learned to play guitar and piano and by the time he reached the age of 15 was singing and playing bass guitar with his first quartet. He spent several years traveling and singing with regional groups before accepting his first full-time position, ironically with Palmetto State. He traveled with PSQ for two years, and later began singing with The Dixie Echoes. Smith says, while he enjoyed his time with The Dixie Echoes, he is thrilled to return to PSQ. “I love Randy and all The Dixie Echoes,” Smith states. “They are a great bunch of guys, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them, but I’m thrilled to be back with Palmetto State, and look forward to rekindling many friendships I made with their many friends and fans.”

Riding high on the success of their latest Top 20 single, “Don’t That Sound Like Heaven,” Palmetto State is traveling throughout the States and are also featured on a number of events featuring the multi-award winning duo, The Judds. Visit www.psqworld.com for complete touring information.

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 20, 2011 – 11:22 am -

NASHVILLE, TN – You’ve see John Hagee on the Glenn Beck Show, on the FOX News Channel, and you know him as a New York Times Bestselling author, as well as the founder and Senior Pastor of the 19,000 member Cornestone Church in San Antonio, TX. Just recently, John Hagee has introduced an entirely different side of himself to the public with his music release A Lifetime Of Music. The single, “Cry From Valley Forge,” is currently at radio stations across the country.

The CD features guest appearances by Bill Gaither, The Oak Ridge Boys, as well as his son Matthew Hagee and family group The Hagees.

“These are classic songs of the church with a beautiful message that never grows old. They just get better with the passing of time,” says Hagee. Produced by award winning producers, Michael Sykes and David Huntsinger (who have worked with such notables as The Gaither Vocal Band, The Oak Ridge Boys and Andy Griffith), this album lovingly wraps those songs in the colorful and diverse sounds of Americana music.

John Hagee was born in Goose Creek, Texas where his father pastored a church just down the road in Channel View. Evening would find the Hagee family playing and singing on the front porch while neighbors gathered round to enjoy the sounds. He reminisces, “Music was a large part of our life, the thing we did together the most. I listened to the radio and there were two shows I listened to, Guy Lombardo, and the Jazz orchestra out of Preservation Hall in New Orleans, and I drifted toward the New Orleans side. I’d listen to the licks they did and get my saxophone out and replicate them. When I’d go to church I’d put all those licks in our church songs; mother didn’t mind as long as you stayed in tune and on beat.” Those influences are evident his soulful delivery of, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” which features guest vocals by The Oak Ridge Boys and, “When the Saints go Marching In.” Also featured is a stirring rendition of the gospel standard, “Victory in Jesus,” where Hagee is joined by Southern Gospel Patriarch, Bill Gaither.

It’s obvious when listening to this collection that John Hagee is enjoying himself as he expresses his deepest sentiments and profoundly held beliefs. He shares his abiding love for his country and what it means to be a patriot on the rousing single, “Cry from Valley Forge.” The project is rounded out by several other gospel favorites such as, “No One Ever Cared for Me like Jesus,” “When they Ring the Golden Bells,” and “The Meeting in the Air.”

Pastor Hagee has received Honorary Doctorates from Oral Roberts University, Canada Christian College, and Netanya Academic College in Israel. He is the author of 32 major books including four on the New York Times Best Seller’s List. His most current book entitled “Can America Survive” is published by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. After 52 years of ministry, He still continues the Hagee family musical tradition by singing with his children Matthew, Christina and Sandy.

A Lifetime of Music is available from John Hagee ministries at www.jhm.org or 1-800-854-9899 and on iTunes.

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