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HOPE SINGS Introduced by Godsey Media Management

Written by Staff on March 19, 2020 – 6:07 pm -

Let’s Come Together While Staying Apart
Initial Slate of Concerts Announced

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Thursday, March 19, 2020) – Godsey Media Management is proud to present a chance for all of us – fans and artists alike – to come together and unite while practicing social distancing. Thousands of concerts have been postponed for Christian artists and we don’t want you to miss a moment of the music. Godsey Media Management is set to present a new online concert series, “HOPE SINGS,” featuring your favorite artists live in concert from our TV studio in Nashville, Tennessee, directly to you, wherever you are.

The process is easy: a “Family Pass” to each concert is one low price of $20.00 per concert. Click the concert link below, fill in your email address, create a password, choose your method of payment – that’s it! You can enjoy the concert at the scheduled time and it will be available for 24 hours after the live broadcast. You can watch easily on your Smart TV, computer, tablet or phone. (one pass per household)
Godsey Media Management logoWe as artists, creators, listeners, and as a community can continue to share the light, love, and hope of Christ in this troubled time. For many artists this low ticket price to their online concert will be there main source of revenue while touring continues to be limited. We know many friends and fans need encouragement and want to support the artists they love.
Scott Godsey says, “You can buy multiple tickets and gift them to your friends and family. This is truly a time for us to come together and give the world access to personal, interactive concerts that will bring hope and encouragement in a time of crisis. The artists need your support more now than ever and they are putting together some unique ideas to make these online concerts even more special for those who are willing to purchase a pass! We will be producing a high quality production with staging, lighting and multiple cameras to give the consumer a real experience like never before.”

Greater Vision

The initial schedule of concerts will feature Greater Vision, Ivan Parker, Legacy Five, Perrys, Gold City, Brian Free and Assurance, 11thHour, Aaron Wilburn and friends, Jim and Melissa Brady, Tribute, Freemans, Nelons, Jeff Stice, LeFevre Quartet, The Old Paths, and more to be announced.

Godsey Media Management is known for the nationally syndicated Music City Show as well as producing and broadcasting live events through TV networks and streaming platforms for many years.
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Congratulations to The Old Paths and Top 100 SGN SCOOPS Southern Gospel- February 2020

Written by scoopsnews on January 15, 2020 – 5:16 pm -

Congratulations to The Old Paths for the Number 1 Song, “Come Sunday Morning”

Top 100

1 Come Sunday Morning The Old Paths/Crossroads
2 God Says You Can Hyssongs/Chapel Valley
3 Love Still Flows Taylors/Stowtown
4 You Are Loved Jeff & Sheri Easter/Gaither Music
5 Come To The Well Kingdom Heirs/Crossroads
6 Robes Of Pure White Williamsons/Family Music Group
7 When God Says Wait Browders/Dream Big Music
8 You’ve Arrived Greater Vision/ Daywind
9 The People That God Gave You Bowling Family/River Hill Music
10 Keep Me Close Whisnants/UIA
11 Go Ask Moses Mark Trammell Quartet/Crimson Road
12 The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch Tribute Quartet/Daywind
13 Name Above All Names Guardians/Stowtown
14 Sometimes It’s The Radio Joseph Habedank/Daywind
15 I’ve Ever Been Glad Kingsmen/Crossroads
16 This Storm Brian Free & Assurance/Daywind
17 The Power Of An Empty Tomb Erwins/Stowtown
18 This Is The Place Gaither Vocal Band/Gaither Music
19 Ready To Know Lore Family/Crossroads
20 What Only God Can Do Michael Booth/Daywind
21 One More Reason Old Time Preachers Quartet/Butler Music Group
22 Alabama Mud Gold City/Sony
23 Going There Triumpant Quartet/Stowtown
24 A Lot With A Little 11th Hour/Crossroads
25 Come, Lord Jesus Justified Quartet/Independent
26 Children Go Where I Send Thee Down East Boys/Crossroads
27 What Kind Of Man Legacy 5/Daywind
28 33 Wilburn & Wilburn/Daywind
29 Can I Get A Witness The Sound/Daywind
30 When The Answer Is No Talleys/Crossroads
31 What Can Change The World Sunday Drive/Crossroads
32 A Rugged Old Cross LeFevre Quartet/Daywind
33 Walking Through Fire Ernie Haase & Signature Sound/Stowtown
34 Hallelujah March Heart 2 Heart/Family Music Group
35 I Got Saved The Diplomats/Independent
36 Follow Me To The Cross Jim & Melissa Brady/Daywind
37 If God Pulled Back The Curtain Nelons/ Daywind
38 Sing In the Valley Perrys/Stowtown
39 Awesome Power Of Prayer Collingsworth Family/Stowtown
40 Moving On Jordan Family Band/Crossroads
41 When I Turn To You Jason Crabb/ Daywind
42 Days Like This Martins/Gaither Music
43 Feeling At Home In The Presence Of Jesus Ivan Parker/Difference Media
44 Hallelujah For The Cross River’s Edge/ Heritage Gold
45 He Is Mine And I Am His Hoppers/Gaither Music
46 You Don’t Want to Miss This Cana’s Voice/ Stowtown
47 Reason For The Rain Jay Stone Singers/ Crossroads
48 Walk By Faith Adams Family/Butler Music Group
49 I See Revival Crabb Family/ Daywind
50 God Made A Way Carolina Boys/Crossroads
51 He’s Coming Again Joyaires/Independent
52 The Saints Sing Their Way Home Carolina/Main Street Music
53 It’s A Beautiful Day Mark Bishop/Crossroads
54 He’s Coming Back Master’s Voice/ Crossroads
55 Blessed Be the Name Of The Lord Steeles/Stowtown
56 No Other Name Like Jesus Josh and Ashley Franks/Independent
57 Glorious God Lauren Talley/ Crossroads
58 Well Done My Child Adam Crabb/ Daywind
59 Sweet Home Awaitin Sweetwater Revival/Independent
60 When His Blood Fell Les Butler & Friends/ Family Music Group
61 Smell Of Smoke 3 Heath Brothers/ Crossroads
62 I’m Reminded Dodsons/Independent
63 Old Church Choir Hazel Parker Stanley/Independent
64 God’s Gonna Give you A Testimony Frosts/Mansion
65 I Want To Say Thank You Troy Burns Family/Chapel Valley
66 Be That Kind Zane & Donna King/ Independent
67 My Life In A Song Dean/Chapel Valley
68 I’m Going To Heaven Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver/Billy Blue Records
69 My Kind Of People MARK209/Independent
70 3 Nails, 3 Days Greg Sullivan, RPM
71 Blank Page Dunaways/Independent
72 Keep On Praising Ferguson Family/Chapel Valley
73 Then He Opened His Arms Riley Harrison Clark/Daywind
74 Like Jesus Did Three Bridges/Crossroads
75 That Crowded Little Room Tim Menzies/Daywind
76 Place Where I Found Grace Woodalls/Independent
77 He Made A Way Chandlers/ Chapel Valley
78 Weapon Of Prayer Tony Alan Bates/Independent
79 Jesus To Me Wisecarvers/Crossroads
80 Who I Am Today Melissa Evans/ Chapel Valley
81 Praise The Lord Carroll Roberson/Independent
82 His Hand Reached Further Down Inspirations/Crossroads
83 He Knows My Name Rochesters/UIA
84 Blood Of The Lamb Willbanks/Patterson Music Group
85 Down At The Altar Pardoned/Mansion
86 Resurrection Power Mylon Hayes Family/UIA
87 Deeper Gerald Crabb/Independent
88 What He’s Done Today Millers/Family Music Group
89 Everybody ought To Praise His Name Chronicle/ RPM
90 It’s A Highway To Heaven Endless Highway/Crossroads
91 Nothing At All High Road/Daywind
92 Every Last One Messiah’s Call/Chapel Valley
93 Don’t Give Up Unity Quartet/ Independent
94 Thank God Judith Montgomery Family/ Chapel valley
95 My Lord Is taking Good Care Of Me Detty Sisters/Independent
96 Real Truth Revival Real Truth Revival/Independent
97 Keeper Of The Well Mercy’s Well/ Independent
98 I Wanna Hear A Good Ol’ Gospel Song Billy Huddleston/Independent
99 Remind Me Marshall Hall/Independent
100 Brave Browns/Stowtown

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New roads for the Old Paths

Written by Staff on May 20, 2019 – 8:36 am -

The Old Paths 2019

The Old Paths

The Old Paths began as a trio in 2003 with a great sound but when they transformed into a quartet sometime later, this sound led them to the top of the charts. “Battlestand” and “Love Them to Jesus” made the group popular until 2015, when the momentum of the group formed by Tim Rackley and Douglas Roark ground to a halt.


The Old Paths - Daniel

The Old Paths – Daniel

“Changes in life come at times when we least expect them,” explains Daniel Ashmore, bass singer with the Old Paths since 2011. “When we felt the Lord leading us to come off the road, we didn’t know where we would end up or how we would get there. I can remember feeling led to come off the road and wondering how my wife and I would make it. God had already done some amazing things through the ministry of the Old Paths and all of a sudden, he told us to go home.  The hardest part about coming off the road was trusting that God would provide and open the door for the next step in my life. It was also difficult to see how God could continue to use me without singing on a normal basis. It is easy to have faith when everything is going well, but even harder when that faith is put to the test.”


The group’s faith was certainly put to the test when Tim Rackley’s daughter, Brianna, underwent a kidney transplant in December, 2014. Just a few months later, the Old Path’s tenor, Jeremy Peace, left the group. In mid-2015, the group announced they would be retiring in December, 2015. Health issues and family obligations, as well as the knowledge that the Lord was asking them to hit the pause button, caused the members to decide to park the bus for awhile.


“My wife and I just trusted God with His leading and just as he has always done, he provided more than I could’ve imagined,” Ashmore states. “He opened up a door for me to have a job where spiritual growth and serving others is encouraged. This, in turn, led to opportunities to talk with people on a everyday basis. Spiritually, it helped me learn to trust God even more and once he did as he always does – provide – my faith in him grew stronger. Coming off the road also provided the rest and refreshment that I needed at that time in my life. During the time off the road, God grew me personally in ways I didn’t know I could grow. God gave me a deeper passion to reach the lost through witnessing. I don’t know that I would’ve grown the way I did had we kept singing when the Lord told us to come off the road. God used that time off the road to do a work in me that he could apply when we hit the road again.”


The Old Paths - Tim

The Old Paths – Tim

As for the Rackleys, things have come full circle for their daughter. “Brianna is now 21 years old and since her kidney transplant she is doing ‘super fantastic,’” says father Tim. “The Lord has really been real in her in all different ways. She is attending her first year of college and since back on the road I tell folks the best part is she has her first job.”


“I am so excited to be back doing what I loved to do and that is singing the Gospel of Christ,” Tim continues. “I also am glad that I get to see the friends we have met over the years before we stopped in December of 2015. The biggest thing that has changed since we stopped touring in 2015 is I got more sleep since I was home every week and with being on the road every week you don’t sleep as much.”

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Please Pray For Douglas Roark during recovery from surgery

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 14, 2019 – 1:31 pm -

Please Pray For Douglas Roark during recovery from surgery

Please Pray For Douglas Roark during recovery from surgery

Arden, North Carolina  — The Old Paths are requesting prayers for baritone and founding member, Douglas Roark, who had open-heart surgery today.

Over the past few weeks, Douglas noticed during times of exertion, he had tightness in his chest and shortness of breath accompanied by a spell of lightheadedness. Thinking it was just a blood pressure issue, he scheduled an appointment with a primary care physician. This led to an appointment with a cardiologist, and because of his family history, he had a series of tests that showed a hereditary cardiovascular disease with the need of bypass surgery.

The surgery was scheduled for today, Valentine’s Day, at 6:45 a.m. and as of 11:30 a.m. Doug was out of surgery, and the doctors said everything went great. As Doug would say, “Love y’all! And we covet your prayers at this time.” Please be in prayer for Doug, Andrea and his family in the weeks of recovery that will follow.

The Old Paths will continue with their full-time schedule with Jeremy Chupp filling in at baritone. Many fans will remember him running sound and playing drums for The Old Paths’ ministry through the years. They appreciate him and his family for stepping up and helping in such a major way during this time.

“Thank you all for your support during this time, and we can’t wait to have Doug back on the road with us!” says Tim Rackley, The Old Paths’ lead singer.

Jeff and Ed Harper of The Harper Agency, which books The Old Paths, said they’re also looking forward to Doug returning after his recovery.

“Ed and myself were quite surprised to hear the news about Doug, and we are so pleased that all the prayers were answered!” says Jeff Harper. “We all know this is not what Doug had on his bucket list. We will continue to keep Doug and all his family in our prayers, knowing he will be back on the road as soon as he can after doctors release him after recovery. In the meantime, please go out and support The Old Paths as they continue to travel. This is what Doug would want during his recovery, and he will see you on the next run through.”

If you would like to send personal messages to Doug and Andrea, email theoldpathsmusic@gmail.com. We will keep everyone updated on Doug’s condition.

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The Old Paths share authentic stories of Christ’s power on It’s Real

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 26, 2019 – 9:46 am -

The Old Paths share authentic stories of Christ’s power on It’s Real

The Old Paths share authentic stories
of Christ’s power on It’s Real

Arden, North Carolina  — With a renewed passion and dedication to their ministry, The Old Paths are returning with It’s Real, a collection of songs that carries an authentic message rooted in personal experience. The album will be available everywhere March 22 from Sonlite Records. After taking a break from the road, the quartet wanted to release music that serves as a testimony to the power of faith and the work God has done in their own lives.

“For us, what we missed the most being at home, were the people,” says Doug Roark, baritone singer and founding member of The Old Paths. “The thrust of our ministry has always been encourage, encourage, encourage. Of course you always want people to be enlightened in Christ, but our ministry has been, ‘If God did it for me, He can do it for you.’”

The 7-song EP’s title track, written by Kenna West and Janice Crowe, has Beatles-style harmonies with Roark taking the lead. The lyrics spoke to Roark, who says the message relates to what Christ did for him. “It’s real, just ask, I’m a living testimony to the fact, that it’s real, that’s that,”  Roark sings.

“Lord Knows,” the first radio single, features bass singer Daniel Ashmore. The song builds to an upbeat and uplifting chorus about how God always knows what someone needs even if they’re at wit’s end.

It’s followed by “The God I Know,” a Lee Black and Jerry Salley song. When Roark first heard the lyrics, they spoke to him deeply. In a time when people say “If God was real, tragedy wouldn’t happen,” Roark says he knows otherwise.

“If He can do it for me He can do it for them. I told Tim you gotta sing that song,” Roark says. Lead singer Tim Rackley sings the power ballad, testifying all of life’s trials can be solved through God. “In a broken world where there’s so many lost and desperate souls burning with no hope. The only answer that I know is the God I know.”

The EP closes with “Come Sunday Morning,” featuring tenor singer Steve Ladd. The ballad about the Resurrection story has a strong hook and chorus and uses a common, unspectacular phrase to describe a miraculous story.

Tim Rackley says, “I am so excited about this new recording It’s Real. We were so fortunate to find such great songs with a theme throughout the whole project. Each song really gives a great definition of how the Lord has been ministering in our everyday lives. I really feel this new project will let our friends hear the new sound and know ‘it’s real’ we are back on the road ministering.”

Pre-order It’s Real HERE.

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Final appearance in Georgia For The Old Paths

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2015 – 12:44 pm -

Final appearance in Georgia For The Old Paths

Final appearance in Georgia For The Old Paths

Sunday Night, November 29 – 6:00 pm THE OLD PATHS will make their final appearance in Georgia at Fullerville Baptist Church, Villa Rica, GA. Join them and wish Douglas Roark, Tim Rackley, Daniel Lee Ashmore and Chuck Pettyjohn best to the future. I know it’s going to be a sad evening for the hometown folks as well as many other friends they have made across America. These guys came a long way during their 14 years singing. They have had several number one songs as well as many other charted songs.

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SGNScoops.com #musicmondays Giveaway

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 4, 2015 – 11:12 am -

The Old Paths Stay #musicmondays

The Old Paths Stay #musicmondays

A new reason to  love Mondays! SGNScoops.com invites you to become a part of #musicmondays  We will be giving away a new CD  every week. All you have to do is enter! Everytime you mention this contest and use the hashtag #musicmondays on either Facebook or Twitter, you earn an entry into that week’s random draw. The more entries  you earn the greater your chance of winning.

Enter this week’s contest now! This week’s prize is the latest CD from The Old Paths!  Enter today and share to win!

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New Music from The Old Paths

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 16, 2015 – 9:53 am -

The Old Paths

The Old Paths

(NASHVILLE, TENN) – With the combined enthusiasm and ministry experience of a group of talented men, The Old Paths Quartet was founded in Atlanta. The group quickly became one of the most influential, trendsetting Christian groups in Southern Gospel Music. Their first two national releases produced four #1 radio hits, earning The Old Paths the respect of fans and their peers as one of the genre’s strongest vocal groups.

Stay (Sonlite Records) is the latest album from The Old Paths. It is set for release tomorrow, March 17th.

The group chose its name from Jeremiah 6:16 KJV – “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for The Old Paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls…” – and the group has remained committed to its mission to share “the good way” through its musical ministry. Recognition and accolades have not changed The Old Paths’ vision.

They are ordinary people with the same trials of daily life shared by all — families to care for, bills to pay, and not enough hours in the day. Yet, they’re extraordinary when it comes to singing and sharing inspiring and uplifting songs.

Tim Rackley sings the first single, “Ordinary People.” Lead singer Tim Rackley  also offers a commanding performance of the majestic ballad “How Great The Debt.” Bass singer Daniel Ashmore brings his rich, resonant vocals to “What A Happy Morning.” Tenor Jeremy Peace ends the album on a high note, literally and figuratively, with the soaring standout song “Out of The Grave.”

The Old Paths are here to Stay … faithful to spreading the message of the Gospel, committed to their fans, and true to a standard of musical and vocal excellence.

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The Old Paths: BMI Awards and #1 Songs

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 2, 2014 – 9:00 am -

Old Paths

Old Paths

With two BMI® awards and three #1 hits, the Old Paths have exploded on the scene as a leading presence in Christian radio.

At the 2014 BMI® Christian Music Awards this month, two Old Paths singles, “Battle Stand” (written by Rodney Birch) and “The I Of the Storm” (written by Kenny Kuykendall), received Citations of Achievement for being among the most-played songs on U.S. Christian radio.

In the last two years, three of their singles have reached the #1 position on the Singing News Radio Airplay Chart: “Battle Stand” (December 2012), “God’s Great” (June 2013), and “Long Live the King” (July 2014).

Their success is poised to continue with their new single, “Love Them To Jesus,” already the #1 top add on the August 2014 Singing News New Releases chart. The song was inspired by Old Paths baritone/manager Doug Roark’s testimony. “Over 20 years ago,” he shares, “I was a drug dealer/addict outside of Atlanta Georgia when an old preacher man loved me to Jesus. He didn’t condemn me or judge me; he just took me in and showed me the love of Christ. The songwriter Rodney Birch came to hear us one night, and after hearing my testimony, came back to us with this great song.”

For more on The Old Paths, visit theoldpathsonline.com.

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Campaign Launches To Support The Old Paths Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 18, 2014 – 10:08 am -

Ringgold, GA (June 17, 2014) Friends of the Old Path Quartet announced the kick-off to a fundraising IMG_2774947871845effort in light of the recent loss of the Old Paths’ trailer and contents. Early in the morning on May 30th as the group was planning to travel to Memphis to sing, they discovered their trailer, product, sound equipment, wardrobe and more had been stolen from what should have been a secure, locked area. “What a shock it was to pull up and see everything we had just taken away from us,” Jeremy Peace, tenor of the Old Paths stated. To make matters worse, the insurance company admitted they made mistakes with the paper work, leaving the Old Paths unprotected.

The theft came at a time when the Old Paths were making a huge impact with their ministry and soaring with a string of hit songs. The quartet has celebrated four recent top 40’s, several top 10’s and 3 number 1’s, including the recent number 1 hit, “Long Live The King.” Because many friends and family reached out wanting to help the Old Paths get back on their feet, a fund-raising campaign was launched through YouCaring.com. “I have been personally touched by the Old Path’s Ministry, so my heart went out to them when I heard the news,” stated Rhonda Frye, organizer of the campaign. “I thought launching an online fundraiser would be a clever way to ‘pass the offering plate.’ Making a donation through YouCaring.com is convenient, easy and safe. I would love to see our industry rally around these guys with support.”

“We weren’t sure what direction to take as this was something we had never dealt with, but the Lord has put people in our path to help guide and direct us in making the right decisions through all of this,” Peace explained. “He has also sent others our way to begin a restoration in doing something we couldn’t just make happen on our own. It’s through His people that we are being lifted up. Romans 10:15 says, ‘And how shall they preach, except they be sent?’ We are so grateful to those who are sending us forward with the Gospel that Jesus saves!”

Thanks to the local Sheriff’s department, a few arrests have been made, some items have been recovered, but damaged. To help with the expenses, friends of the Old Paths made a goal to raise $20,000 over the next few weeks. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/the-old-paths-theft-recovery-fundraiser/190809.

For more information about the Old Paths Quartet, visit: http://theoldpathsonline.com/home.html.

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