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SGNScoops Will Make You Want To SHOUT!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 18, 2015 – 9:31 am -

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Williamsons

SGNScoops has a new contest that will truly make you want to shout! Run, don’t walk, over to the SGNScoops Facebook page HERE and register to win. “LIKE” our Facebook page and then leave your name and email address in the status section. Then, move your cursor back up to the “LIKE” button and hover until a menu appears. Click “See First” and you will have all the latest Gospel music news and information at the top of your home page whenever we have something new for you. That should make you want to SHOUT!

The winner of our SHOUT contest will be drawn on Friday, August 28, and the prize is from The Williamsons who currently have the number two song on the SGN Scoops Top 100 for August. The song is called “Shout,” and we are giving away their latest CD which includes this song, as well as a shirt with the “Shout” theme on the front. Visit the Williamsons website today and hear this exciting song. http://williamsonsmusic.com
The latest Gospel music news as well as the latest hit songs and apparel? That should make you want to SHOUT! Enter TODAY!
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The Williamsons Take On New Role As Warriors

Written by Staff on July 9, 2015 – 12:56 pm -

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Williamsons

Weleetka, OK (July 6, 2015) The award-nominated Williamsons travel around the world sharing the Gospel message through music, but this doesn’t keep them from forgetting their home town of Wetumka, Oklahoma.

Summer is always filled with sounds of laughter and children playing in the beautiful sunshine. It’s also the time you will experience the sights and sounds of baseball. This summer The Williamsons sponsored a Kiwanis Little League team called The Williamsons Warriors.

Their coaches, Melissa and Jonathan Sorrell had this to say about the team, “Our 2015, age nine and ten baseball season was fun but came with challenges too; it’s called rain and rain outs! We feel our team did very well and made the most of every opportunity to practice, even during rain out weeks. As a team they learned to trust each other more and help in their weaknesses and share strengths. We learned more fundamentals about pitching, catching and stealing bases that will help them in their years to come. As coaches, we had a great time teaching them, building relationships with them, and supporting them. It was a lot of fun. We started with 11 boys and ended the season with 9, so most games we had just enough to play. The sponsorship of the Williamson’s was a blessing to us and our team. We are the Wetumka Williamsons Warriors!”

Wetuma Williamsons Warriors

Wetuma Williamsons Warriors

Donnie Williamson, baritone and manager of The Williamsons said, “We are proud of The Warriors and appreciate the hard work and dedication shown by them and their coaches. I’m so glad we could be a part of their 2015 season.”

The Williamsons believe that part of being a Christian witness is to reach beyond the concert halls and give back to their home community and this is just one way that they are able to give back and let their hearts show that they love people beyond just their singing ministry.

In other news for The Williamsons their current radio release has stayed in the Top Ten at number 4 on the Absolutely Gospel Music Weekly Chart. This is the second straight release for them to break into the top ten.

You can learn more about the Williamsons by going to http://www.williamsonsmusic.com

Follow the group on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Williamsons and Twitter at https://twitter.com/WilliamsonsSG 

To book the Williamsons contact scheduling@thedominionagency.com .

About The Williamsons

The Williamsons began sharing the Gospel through music in 1998 as The Homesteaders Quartet. The dream of Donnie Williamson was to form a group to sing classic Gospel music on a limited basis. What he wanted to do never occurred. From the group’s onset their demand was overwhelming. Soon they were performing more than 100 dates a year. For the past several years The Williamsons have been in full time Christian ministry and entertainment and have traveled across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their music has been in national charts and were they honored to be nominated  for Breakthrough Artist and Favorite Group awards at the Absolutely Gospel Fan Awards. Absolutely Gospel also named them as one of the Top Ten Groups to Watch, as well as  in the Top Ten for Best New Mixed Group in the Singing News Fan Awards.

Their high energy musical style appeals to people of all ages. The versatility of The Williamsons is evident through the wide variety of musical styles they perform. There is always something for everyone. The marketing of their performances targets families and not just fans of any particular type of music. Spending an evening with The Williamsons is sure to be one that will lift you up, bless you, and entertain you all at the same time. Their primary desire is to share the Gospel in such a way that those in attendance who do not know Jesus Christ will come to know him before the program is over.


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Fire Destroys Home Church Of The Williamsons Bass Singer

Written by Staff on May 11, 2015 – 10:52 am -

imageWeleetka, OK (May, 11, 2015) Early last week the Allen Free Will Baptist Church in Weleetka, OK experienced a total loss of their facility due to a fire. AFWBC is the home church of Darin Hebert, well known bass singer with The Williamsons.

The church building was very old. Portions of the building were constructed over 100 years ago in the nearby town of Bryant, Oklahoma. In the 1930s the structure was moved by horses and cart to its current site just outside of Weleetka city limits on Highway 75.

imageNot only is it Darin’s home church but it also has a rich history within the Williamson family. Group baritone Donnie Williamson attended this church as a boy and it is the place where original Williamson Family member Tennie (Williamson) Polson received Christ as her Savior. Donnie’s father, Rev. Woody Williamson, once served as pastor.

Bass singer Darin Hebert commented, “My emotions are running very high right now, while this a lot of history for many families destroyed, at the same time I know that God will take what Satan has meant for harm and turn it to our good.”

Please keep Rev. Donnie LeForce, pastor, and the entire congregation of the church in your prayers. Anyone wishing to donate to the reconstruction of the facility may send donations to the Allen Free Will Baptist Church (Fire Fund), c/o the Mabrey Bank, PO Box 248, Weleetka, Oklahoma, 74880.

imageDonnie Williamson stated, “Our prayer is that this tragedy will be the start of a new era for this ministry. ‘And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose’, Romans 8:28.”

In other news for the Williamsons their new radio single “Shout” hit the Absolutely Gospel Music Chart at #28 last week and is racing up the chart at #17 for the week of May 11th.

You can learn more about the Williamsons by going to http://www.williamsonsmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Williamsons .

To book the Williamsons contact scheduling@thedominionagency.com .
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About The Williamsons
The Williamsons began sharing the Gospel through music in 1998 as The Homesteaders Quartet. The dream of Donnie Williamson was to form a group to sing classic Gospel music on a limited basis. What he wanted to do never occurred. From the group’s onset their demand was overwhelming. Soon they were performing more than 100 dates a year. For the past several years The Williamsons have been in full time Christian ministry and entertainment and have traveled across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their music has been in national charts and were they honored to be nominated to the Gospel Music Association for a Dove Award.

Their high energy musical style appeals to people of all ages. The versatility of The Williamsons is evident through the wide variety of musical styles they perform. There is always something for everyone. The marketing of their performances targets families and not just fans of any particular type of music. Spending an evening with The Williamsons is sure to be one that will lift you up, bless you, and entertain you all at the same time. Their primary desire is to share the Gospel in such a way that those in attendance who do not know Jesus Christ will come to know him before the program is over.


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SGN Scoops Top 100 for April 2015

Written by Staff on April 15, 2015 – 1:12 pm -

SGNScoops Top 100

SGNScoops Top 100

1 Bowling Family That’s What I Miss The Most
2 Williamsons It Was The Word
3 Shellem Cline That Saving Song
4 Browders He Took The Nails
5 Zane and Donna King No One Like God
6 McKameys Pure Satisfaction
7 Hyssongs Still Blessed
8 Bev McCann Smile
9 Wards Coming Out Of Bondage
10 Whisnants Glorybound
11 Dennis Cook One Pair Of Hands
12 Caleb’s Crossing Isn’t The Love Of Jesus Something Wonderful
13 Lore Family It Shall Be Well
14 Greater Vision The Blood Hasn’t Ever Changed
15 Kingsmen Battle Cry
16 Kingdom Heirs Joys Of Heaven
17 Jim Brady Trio Steppin’ Out In Faith
18 Clyde Felton Jr. Lord Forgive Me
19 Kevin N Jennifer He’s Still Doing Miracles Today
20 Valor 3 Hallelujah He Has Risen
21 Tammy Jones Robinette I Like Life
22 Taylors Measure Of Grace
23 Spiritual Voices There’s Still My Joy
24 Goodman Revival What A Happy Time
25 Dunaways Mercy Built A Bridge
26 East Ridge Boys Pray Pray Pray
27 South Of Heaven When I Crossed That River
28 Mark Bishop Pray On The Little Days
29 Rod Truman I’m Gonna Make It
30 Tony Burchette Better Hurry Up
31 Georgians Quartet Back In The Day
32 Sounds Of Victory How Good God’s Been To Me
33 New Vision That’s What Love Looks Like
34 11th Hour Picture This
35 Dunaways Church In The Kitchen
36 Ivan Parker Til The Shackles Fall Off
37 Karen Peck/New River Everybody’s Going Through Something
38 Barry Rowland/Deliverance Somebody Go Get God
39 Allegiance Lighten Up
40 Heavenly Sunrise He Died A Savior
40 Mercy’s Reflection Oh What A Difference
42 Rochesters God’s Been Good
43 Greater Vision Put Out The Fire
44 Mylon Hayes Family There’s Still A Refuge
45 Cornerstone Stormy Seas
46 Sunday Drive This I Know
47 Legacy Five Christ Is Still The King
48 Pauline Patterson One Prayer Away
49 Brian Free/Assurance Unashamed
50 Lori Jonathan Trio It’s Always Darkest Before The Dawn
51 Steve Hess/Southern Salvation Living Proof
52 Karen Peck and New River Pray Now
53 Campbell and Rowley It’s Not About You
54 Sweetwater Revival A Hallelujah Homecoming
55 Booth Brothers Touch Of The Master’s Hand
56 Jim Sheldon Life’s Railway To Heaven
57 Keith Barkley/Family Tradition An Old Stone The Lord Rolled Away
58 Shellem Cline Dinner With Jesus
59 Tim Livingston I Just Miss You
60 Ernie Penley Power Surge
61 Mark Trammell Quartet God’s Been Faithful
62 11th Hour How Will You Plead
63 Talleys What You Leave Behind
64 Debra Perry/Jaidyn’s Call Bottom Of The Hill
65 Watts, Rowsey and Bean Don’t Give A Rock A Chance
66 Troy Burns Family By The Blood Of The Lamb
67 McCray Dove Band They Wouldn’t Forgive Me
68 Kingsmen Oh Yes I Am
69 Joni Eareckson Tada Alone Yet Not Alone
69 Doug Hudson If They Could See Us Now
71 Josh and Ashley Franks He Promised Me
72 Mark Trammell Quartet Don’t Stop Running
73 Conners I Need To Hear From Heaven
74 Jack Strong Mama Said Read The Bible
74 His Heart Quartet Sailing Safely In
76 Hoskins Family Land Of Endless Tomorrows
77 Legacy Five Who Is This Man
78 Charlie May One Last Stand
79 Dean Hickman Forever King
80 Horn Family Rise Above The Fall
81 Exodus Tell Me Oh Tell Me Again
82 Bruce Hedrick Better Man
82 John Bowman Have Your Way
84 Scotts Grace And Mercy
85 Mercy’s Well I Wanna Hear The Gospel
86 Barry Rowland and Deliverance He’s Still God
87 Poet Voices He Saw Me
88 Linda Foster That Day Is Almost Here
89 Partons No More Chains
90 Kingdom Heirs Just Preach Jesus
91 Evident Call I Love My Master
92 Inspirations I’ve Found A Faithful Friend
93 Wisecarvers One Prayer At A Time
94 Joseph Habedank Never No Never
95 Doug Hudson Help Me Find My Way Home
96 Mercy’s Reign All The Way
96 Bontrager Family God Can
96 Singing Cookes The Greatest Gift Of All
96 Perrys When He Comes Walking On The Water
100 Michael Combs Jesus Loves Me
100 Wilburn and Wilburn Nobody Like Jesus

For more information on Southern, Country and Bluegrass Gospel music, open the April 2015 edition of SGN Scoops digital magazine HERE.


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Ozark Gospel Music Convention 2015 Coming to Branson MO

Written by Staff on March 17, 2015 – 12:32 pm -

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Ozark Gospel Music Convention

The Ozark Gospel Music Convention 2015 in Branson, Missouri, will be held at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center on May 4th through 6th.

Some of the artists that will be appearing include: The Williamsons, His Love, Ava Kasich, Faith’s Journey, Majesty III, Lindsay Huggins, The Ascension Quartet, Broken Vessels, Hope’s Journey, Lineage of David and many more.

For more information visit the OGMC Website HERE or call (417) 425-7856


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Williamsons Score #2 Spot For February In SGNScoops Top 100

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 2, 2015 – 11:42 am -

Williamsons

Williamsons

I am completely overwhelmed at the response we are getting to our song, “It Was The Word.” We are so excited to have our very first top 20 song in the Singing News, and to see it climb to number two in the SGN Scoops Top 100 chart is just awesome! I really think listeners and deejays love to be reminded of what it was that brought all of us to our knees. It takes the Word of God and the sweet conviction of the Holy Spirit to change a life and that’s exactly what this song talks about! Lisa Williamson Of The Williamsons

“I knew, as I produced the new album for the Williamsons that they were about to enter a new season.  Their heart for ministry, well, that was a strong as ever, but I knew that the whole world would soon be as aware that The Williamsons are the COMPLETE package; amazing hearts, awesome talent, real servants, and, they’d also find out that LISA is a singing and songwriting machine! I am so HAPPY for them and their #2!!!! Very deserved!” Donna King

 

http://www.williamsonsmusic.com/

Find The Williamsons On Facebook Here

SGNScoops Top 100

SGNScoops Top 100

 


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Butler Music Group and Family Music Group Artists Make The Top 100

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 21, 2015 – 3:47 pm -

Williamsons and Butler Music Group

Williamsons and Butler Music Group

Nashville, TN  Les Butler, Family Music Group and Butler Music Group are pleased to announce that four of their artists were represented in the SGNSCOOPS Top 100 of 2014. 
 
Tim Livingston came into the rankings with the number 8 song, “I Just Miss You.”  Tim, who has won numerous awards such as the 2012 ICGMA Songwriter of the Year, 2013 CGM Horizon Male Vocalist of the Year, 2014 Gospel Music FanFair “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Song of the Year,” has also reached the Top 20 in the Singing News chart for his single, “Over the Next Hill.”  Tim’s SGN SCOOPS Top 100 song, “I Just Miss You,” is a tribute to his late father and Gospel Music pioneerNorm Livingston.  Tim Livingston’s heritage, heart and hope for the future is establishing him as a mainstay top artist for years to come. Family Music Group is thankful to be part of the ministry of Tim Livingston and extends congratulations to him on this well deserved top honor.
 

The Dunaways

The Dunaways

Over the past two decades The Dunaways have enjoyed the success of playing on the most prominent stages, filling the airwaves with chart topping radio singles like the Singing News #1 song, “When There’s No Hope, There Is Grace,” and earning the support of die-hard fans all over America.  Randall, Tammy and Kanah Dunaway have recorded hit song after hit song not with the intention of making ‘hit songs’ but with the purpose of encouraging the saints, helping the hurting and speaking to sinners.  In the year 2014 their song, “Church In The Kitchen,” settled into the SGNSCOOPS Top 100 at number 17.  This ‘real life’ Gospel message will be another benchmark in the career of The Dunaways.  Les Butler of Family Music Group has enjoyed a long association with the Dunaways and looks forward to many more years of working together.  
 
The newest member of the Butler Music Group family is The Williamsons.  This Oklahoma based group consists of husband and wife, Donnie and Lisa Williamson, Darin Hebert and Karl Rice.  Their single, “It Was The Word,” made the number 18 spot in the SCOOPS Top 100 of 2014 rankings.  The impeccable production, bedrock lyrical content and the Spirit in which the Williamsons sing are the main reasons this song and this group are climbing steadily toward the top of Southern Gospel music.  Butler Music Group is excited about promoting more music with the Williamsons. 

Super talented Southern Gospel trio, Masters Voice, broke into the SCOOPS Top 100 with their number 40 ranked song, “He Saved Me Anyway.” The evangelistic focus of Masters Voice keeps the Church as a major focus of their ministry efforts.  Their commitment to choosing songs of the highest caliber has positioned Masters Voice to bring their music to more people and take their ministry to a higher level.  Butler Music Group is honored to be a part of the music ministry that is Masters Voice.
 
Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists such as The Williamsons, Masters Voice, The Troy Burns Family, Tammy Jones Robinette, Heaven’s Mountain Band and Eighth Day.  For more information look for Les Butler and Butler Music Group on Facebook.
 
Family Music Group is the radio home to some of the finest artists in Southern and Bluegrass Gospel Music including, but not limited to Tim Livingston, Dunaways, Williamsons and many more.


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Gospel Music Today For December 15 On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 15, 2014 – 8:21 am -

Gospel Music Today December 15

Gospel Music Today December 15

Deon and Pamela Unthank of AbsolutelyGospel.com are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of December 14. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Broken Vessels, and Jean reviews new recordings by Undivided and The Williamsons.  An article from Southern Gospel Update is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features singing by Tim Livingston, exclusive video of The Pine Ridge Boys Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Pigeon Forge,TN, at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of 7 Mile Road at The Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK.  News Headlines include Aaron Crabb, the Blackwood Brothers plus exciting concert updates from Mark209 and the Crabb Family Revival.

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 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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Creekside Gospel Music Convention Day Three – Nov 5/14

Written by Staff on November 6, 2014 – 2:52 pm -

The Drummond Family performs at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

The Drummond Family performs at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Creekside Gospel Music Convention continues in Pigeon Forge Tennessee at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.  Day three began with the Morris Music Group Showcase, continued with the Red Back Hymn Book Choir and the evening concert and ended with the Midnight Prayer session.

The Morris Music Group showcased some of their best talent and friends. Appearing were Hope’s Journey, The Stephens, Higher Hope, Clearvision Quartet, Angela Marie, Exodus, The Drummond Family, Linda Foster, Billy Hodges, Tina Wakefield and Faith’s Journey.

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Following this showcase, the Red Back Hymn Book Choir full of artists took to the stage. They were met with much enthusiasm from the audience!

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The evening concert continued with terrific performances by The Griffins, The Stephens, John Lanier, The Steeles, and many more. The Kramers appeared with Willie Wynn and Woodie Wright to celebrate the release of their latest CD.

For more pictures, log onto www.sgnscoops.net

Thanks to Vonda Easley, Michelle Drummond and Robert York for the wonderful pictures!

More information on Creekside can be found at http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

Creekside continues today with the last evening concert beginning tonight at 5:30pm.

The Griffins

The Griffins

John Lanier

John Lanier

 

 

 

The Kramers

The Kramers

Willie Wynn, Woody Wright, The Kramers and friends

Willie Wynn, Woody Wright, The Kramers and friends


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Candi’s Catch-ups: The Williamsons

Written by Staff on October 30, 2014 – 12:30 pm -

The Williamsons

The Williamsons

By Candi Combs

The colorful Virginia mountains in October seem to cry out the glory of God’s creation. Out of a desire to bring folks home, a small Virginia church asked The Williamsons to lead them in an old-fashioned Homecoming. The Williamsons came all the way from Oklahoma to the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains to share their special family style sound of Gospel music.

2014-10-19 18.31.27Donnie Williamson is the group’s leader both on and off the platform, and sings baritone. His lovely and talented wife, Lisa, joins him by carrying the soprano vocals. Karl Rice, who stands beside Darin Hebert singing bass, shares lead and tenor parts alternatively with Lisa.

The program opened with the new single, “I’ve Got to Tell Somebody.” This tune focused the attention of everyone in the room with the clear message that everything sung would be focused on salvation in Jesus. Donnie introduced the next song as a brand new selection, written by Lisa and titled “It Was the Word” from the latest release, Tell Somebody.

2014-10-19 18.30.57After sharing the new music, Lisa demonstrated the group’s versatility when she began singing the classic, “We Shall Behold Him.” Each member of the group took a verse and gave this special song a full range of delivery.

A concert with The Williamsons is truly a family affair. Daughters Olivia, age five, and Sadie, aged nine, also had an opportunity to sing with Mom and Dad. Sadie harmonized with Donnie in a tender arrangement of “Minute by Minute.” These girls have their parents’ ear for tight harmony and no doubt they will be participating in the ministry on a much greater level in the future.

Further demonstrating the mixed talent of the group, Rice was featured on the harmonica with Donnie providing the keyboard accompaniment on the song “Blood Stained Banner.”

2014-10-19 19.24.09The Gospel still works”, said Donnie. This is such a simple statement to one of today’s truths. Demonstrating the point, the Williamsons sang a Dawn Moss classic, “I Need You More Today.” Moss was in the house and was completely flattered that Donnie included her song in the program.

Hebert was featured on “Way Down Deep in My Soul” with emphasis on ‘deep’! He has no problem laying down the deepest of tones. The floors as well as the pews were picking up the reverberation. From new music to old, and from young to elderly, the Williamsons had now included everyone in the concert. Other engaging tunes included “Searching” and “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.”

2014-10-19 18.43.09Rice shared the testimony of his youth when he surrendered his life to following Jesus. Speaking from the depth of his soul, the altar began to fill with people. Yes, it was an old-fashioned, soul-searching, altar invitation!

And now the Williamsons had shown why the latest chapter of their ministry is called, “Tell Somebody.” In a recent interview, Donnie stated, “I believe this is the most powerful music we have ever recorded. The music is filled with the message of Christ that will uplift those who listen and touch them no matter where they are in life.” On this day in Virginia, they had certainly done that!

For the Williamsons’ tour schedule, visit www.williamsonsmusic.com . All pictures courtesy of Candi Combs.

For more concert reviews and artist features, see the latest SGN Scoops magazine. Visit www.sgnscoops.com


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