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Artists Announced For 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Fest

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2014 – 8:56 am -

AGNASHVILLE, Tenn. – The administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the dates and talent line-up for the 15th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest.

This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 14, 2014 through Friday, July 19, 2014. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public. Concerts start nightly at 7:00 p.m. CST. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CST.

The week-long concert event will feature some of the biggest and brightest names in Southern Gospel this year. Included in this year’s Music Fest are as follows: Monday – Daryl Williams Trio, The Goulds, Three Bridges, The Tacketts, The Browders, and Aaron and Amanda; Tuesday – Lori Jonathan Trio, Russ Taff, Angie Primm, The Sneed Family, Tim Hill, and HIGHROADIII; Wednesday – The Anchormen, The Bowlings, The Lefevres, The Hoskins Family and Freedom Quartet; Thursday – Gold City, The Williamsons, The Freemans, Jim Sheldon and The Dunaways; Friday – Southern Sound, Wilburn & Wilburn, The Mark Dubbeld Family, Jeff Stice and The Childress Family..

Deon Unthank of AbsolutelyGospel.com said, “We are so excited about this year’s Music Fest. Every year our supporters trust us to bring in the very best this genre has to offer, and we know that they will think that this year is no different!”

As in years past, this year’s convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night. Artist listing is subject to change without notice.

For more information, feel free to email the site at deon@absolutelyGospel.com . More details can be found at http://www.absolutelygospel.com or by calling (615) 545-5315.


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Tacketts Sing at Gaither Fall Fest

Written by SGN Scoops on October 22, 2013 – 9:12 am -

thetackettspromo5Defiance, OH (October 22, 2013 The Tacketts from Defiance, OH, performed twice on Saturday, October 5th at Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Annual Fall Fest at Gaither Family Resources in Alexandria, IN. They shared the stage with The Browns, Reggie and Ladye Love Smith, and Woody and Vonnie Wright.

We are so excited for what God is doing through our ministry” Jeff stated.” God bless you and we thank everyone for your continued support and prayers!”

They left the Gaither Fall Fest and traveled to Taylortown Community Church, in Shelby, Ohio for a CD Release Concert. The concert was held at Jeff’s father’s Church, Rev. Doug Tackett. The new project, ‘Miracles Never Cease’ was released at NQC this year and the title song for the project was written by Jeff”s father. The CD Release Concert was held on Sunday October 6th during the morning service.

For more information on the Tacketts go to http://www.tackettmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tacketts .

You can reach the Tacketts by E-mail at The Tacketts <trio@tackettmusic.com> .


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The Tacketts Release New Project “Miracles Never Cease” At NQC

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 19, 2013 – 8:34 am -

tackettscoverDefiance, OH The Tacketts have released their much-anticipated sixth project titled “Miracles Never Cease” last week at the 2013 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY. The project is a collection of eight original progressive country Gospel songs and two time-tested tributes, and is titled after the original song written by Jeff’s father, Pastor Doug Tackett. The songs were written by some of the best in Gospel Music.

Jeff Tackett stated, “We have never been as excited about working on a CD as we have this one. It was not only special because we recorded a song written by my father but every song will be encouraging to anyone that hears them. John Rowsey did a phenomenal job of producing the project as well as writing two of the songs chosen by us to record. It was recorded at Harvest Studios in Huntington, WV. We had such a great response at NQC by the people that heard us at the showcases and they couldn’t wait to purchase the CD. ’Miracles Never Cease’ will bless you every time you play it.”

The Tacketts also recently traveled to South Carolina to film a television program for Great American Gospel. The show information can be found at http://greatamericangospel.tv/.

Sarah Tackett said, “What an amazing day we had taping the show for Great American Gospel. Many thanks to Dee, Danny, Randy, Russ, Angie, and their whole team. What a blessing you all are.”

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Tacketts Perform For National American Miss Pageant

Written by SGN Scoops on July 30, 2013 – 9:13 am -

Defiance, OH (July 30, 2013) Gospel artists The Tacketts recently performed at the National American Miss Pageant in sarahandjeffIndianapolis, IN for the Indiana state pageant.

Jeff Tackett acted as the show producer, and featured entertainer and helped coordinate judges for the optional categories – such as talent, casual wear, spokes model. Jeff’s wife, Sarah, served as an emcee throughout the weekend and also performed.

The Tacketts always perform a patriotic tribute to our veterans and active military. This year Jeff sang “American Soldier” and had two veterans in full uniform stand on stage with him. The crowd was touched and gave a standing ovation and cheers. The video of Jeff singing to the Soldiers is here: <iframe src=”https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=488041234607315” 

There are 5 age categories for girls, from ages 4 through 18. About 600 families attended the annual event, held at the Indianapolis Marriott, with winners in each age division advancing to the national competition in Los Angeles, CA over Thanksgiving.

Sarah commented “This is a very wholesome, family-oriented program that stresses inner beauty and little girls being little girls, young women being young women. The required areas of competition are interview, formal wear, and personal introduction on a stage. Also required is the community involvement/community service project where the girls donate a book, a stuffed animal or school supplies for local charities to give to those in need.”

The Tacketts have been involved with this program since its creation in 2002, with their friends Megan Alexander of Inside Edition and her husband Brian Cournoyer who are the state directors.

You can find more information about the Tacketts at http://www.tackettmusic.com or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tacketts .

You can E-mail the Tacketts at trio@tackettmusic.com .

You can find out more about the National American Miss Pageant at http://www.namiss.com .

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Jason And Brittany Tackett Welcome Baby Girl On Christmas Day

Written by SGN Scoops on January 4, 2013 – 6:42 am -

baby tackettDefiance, OH (January 3, 2013) Jason and Brittany Tackett are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child – Charlotte Rea Tackett – born at 12:52 am on Christmas Day. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. Both Mommy and baby are doing very well. Our thanks to everyone across the country for all the prayers and good wishes while we awaited her arrival. And of course, we thank the Lord for precious little Charlotte!

Jason sings with the The Tacketts from Defiance, OH. Coming from Defiance County, Charlotte is the first Christmas Day baby to be born in the County. Seems the Tacketts made history in Christmas Day.

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Gospel Music Today On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 22, 2012 – 8:38 am -

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The Tacketts Special Guests on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on October 22, 2012 – 8:05 am -

The Tacketts are the guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today, and Jeff Tackett takes Ken on a tour of the Encore Coach that was on display at NQC this year. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is The Bridgemans, and Jean reviews a new CD by 1 Voice. The show has singing by The Songfellows Quartet, a new music video by Cross Pointe Trio, and exclusive concert footage of Sonship Quartet, captured by the Gospel Music Today cameras in Broken Arrow, OK.. The show is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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All American Gospel Cruise

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 19, 2011 – 4:31 pm -

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Manor House Music Welcomes The Tacketts

Written by Scoops Staff on December 30, 2010 – 9:34 am -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) December 22nd, 2010 – Manor House Music recently welcomed The Tacketts to its family of artists by reaching a long term recording agreement with the trio.

The Ohio based Tacketts carry on a 30 year tradition of singing Gospel music. They are comprised of husband and wife, Jeff and Sarah Tackett and group member Jason Tackett. Jason is actually not a relative but happens to share the same family name. He met Jeff and Sarah while the three were performing together in their home church praise band.

Sarah Tackett is a former Miss Ohio and talent award winner in the Miss America Pageant. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Sarah has an extensive background in musical theater, TV, radio commercials and voice-overs. In addition to being a mother of four, singer and songwriter, she’s been a featured speaker, emcee, and performer for special events and women’s conferences.

Jeff Tackett began singing and touring at age eight with his family’s gospel group in churches and revivals throughout the country. As a preacher’s kid, he traveled to share in music ministry from 1979 to 1994. Since then Jeff has toured as a country and gospel performer. Jeff  is a versatile vocalist, composer and instrumentalist, playing piano, guitar, drums, bass, banjo, and steel guitar.

The Tacketts new Manor House project is scheduled for completion during the spring of 2011 utilizing Mansion’s state of the art recording facility in Branson, Missouri. For more information regarding The Tacketts visit their website at www.tackettmusic.com. For more information on Manor House Music contact Executive Director Bill Dykes at bdykes@themansionentertainment.com.

(Pictured: The Tacketts: Sarah, Jason and Jeff Tackett.)

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