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First Day of Southern Gospel Weekend a blast!

Written by Staff on March 22, 2019 – 5:28 pm -

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightOxford, Ala. (March 22, 2019) – The first day of Southern Gospel Weekend was filled with numerous gospel artists and styles, from the Bluegrass sound of Eagle’s Wings to the Country gospel stylings of Tonja Rose and Jessica Horton. Fans began filling the auditorium at 5:00 p.m. and the excitement grew as the First Responders and Veterans began entering the hall, after a special private reception with the artists.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightThe Veterans Appreciation event began the evening with the presentation of the flags, followed by keynote speaker Ken Rollins, who honored the Veterans and First Responders for their service. Special music by Mark209 and Matthew Wilson of Eagles Wings.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightSGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightThe musical portion of the evening was very well received, with artists like Mercy Rain, the Williamsons, New Ground and ClearVision Quartet.

After the concert, many went to eat at Hubbard’s Off Main, where the Midnight Prayer portion was led by Tonja Rose.

We hope you enjoy the images we have captured for you.

Please note, for any that are in the Oxford, Ala., area:  All day Saturday there are events in the Civic Center. Most are free admission. Be sure to catch the Diamond Awards Top 10 big reveal.

SGW 2019 Thurs Veterans NightFor more information please call SGW 2019 ThursdayHubbard's Off Main.

SGW 2019 Thursday Mid Prayer. Tonja Rose

SGW 2019 Thursday Mid Prayer. Tonja Rose


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Christian Country Expo returns to Cookeville, Tennessee 

Written by Staff on February 27, 2019 – 10:13 am -

CCX '19 will feature Jessica Horton and Tonja Rose teaching songwriting

CCX ’19 will feature Jessica Horton and Tonja Rose teaching songwriting

Musical weekend features songwriting  showcase

Cookeville, Tenn.  — Coastal Media is pleased to present Christian Country Expo ’19 in Cookeville, Tenn., June 20 – 22, 2019. Welcoming over 30 Christian Country artists and hundreds of fans, Christian Country Expo is three days and nights of music, shopping and family fun, held at the Quality Inn Convention Center, 970 S. Jefferson Ave.
CCX ’19 will feature fan favorite artists such as Tonja Rose and Jessica Horton during daytime and evening concerts, along with a large exhibit hall filled with artist booths. A new addition is a songwriting course for aspiring artists.
“I’m so excited to be a part of this wonderful event,” says Rose. “I’m totally pumped about having the opportunity to work alongside of Jessica Horton, mentoring and writing with some of Tennessee’s young songwriters. It’s gonna be a blast!”
Horton agrees. “I am so excited to be a part of the Christian Country Expo this year. I am especially excited about the new songwriting workshop that Tonja Rose and I are crafting for the kids in the community.
“Music is one of the best ways to understand ourselves, our faith, and the world around us,” continues Horton. “Songs tell our stories, and each generation tells its own tale. This workshop is designed to teach the students about the songwriting process, guide them through crafting a song of their own and empowering the songwriters of the future!”
CCX '19 in Cookeville, Tenn.Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media, says he is thrilled to return this year to Cookeville, as the community was so welcoming last year.
“Christian Country Expo is about more than just music,” says Patz. “It’s about community, family, and faith. It’s about bringing people together to embrace our freedom to worship and fellowship as we please. It’s about enriching the young members of the community with music and knowledge. I’m excited Cookeville is open to CCX ’19. I can’t wait!”
For more information on CCX, or to set up interviews with CEO of Coastal Media, Rob Patz, organizer of CCX, phone 360-933-0741.

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Tonja Rose Celebrates Chart Debut & New Album Release

Written by scoopsnews on June 8, 2018 – 9:39 am -

(Pictured: Album Cover for ‘Me, Jesus & The Highway’ – High Rez 3000×3000 Available Upon Request)

Franklin, TN (June 8th, 2018) – July will be a special month for Tonja Rose and BlueGrass Valley / Mansion Entertainment as there will not only be a chart debut single but the debut of a new album.

“When The Mountain Can’t Be Moved” will debut in the Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Top 10 for the month of July. The single was released prior to the completion of Tonja’s new album and was co-written by Tonja and John Mathis. The idea for the song began through an exchange of emails before the concept of doing an album was conceived. The single has also landed in the SGN Scoops Christian Country Top 40 with the official video release receiving organic response through social media and is scheduled airing on several national television programs including Harmony Road TV. 
After months of planning, writing songs, selecting material and recording in the studio, the debut album from Tonja Rose official will release during the month of July. ‘Me, Jesus & The Highway’ is being released by Mansion Entertainment on its BlueGrass Valley label and will be available through all world wide digital outlets on July 6, 2018, including digital streaming outlets. Mansion Entertainment digital releases are distributed through The Orchard, a division of Sony.

The new album was co-produced at Mansion Entertainment by Tonja Rose and John Mathis and contains 12 songs from songwriters such as Tonja, Erin Ashleigh, Jim Gaines, Sandy Carroll, Karen Staley, Tricia Walker, AJ Masters (songs recorded by Faith Hill, The Oak Ridge Boys, John Berry, etc), Ken Harrell, Phil Everly (of the Everly Brothers), John Mathis and Mark Narmore. The title cut of the album was co-written by Tonja, John Mathis and Mark Narmore (songs recorded by Josh Turner, Craig Morgan, Shenandoah and many others). This trio of songwriters also penned another song for the album, “Walking Each Other Home”, which features a duet between Tonja and Benjy Gaither. ‘Me, Jesus & The Highway’ also includes a few favorite traditional songs like “Jesus On The Mainline”, “Pass Me Not” and “Softly and Tenderly”.

Label manager John Mathis commented, “Tonja has been in Nashville for several years, she’s had songwriting deals and been a part of other vocal endeavors. I always thought her voice would be a great fit for Bluegrass Gospel and it is! I think vocally and artistically she has found a home. Tonja is not only a great singer, she is also a great songwriter. It’s obvious she worked hard on crafting and selecting the songs for this recording. My good friend George Hairr was involved in some of the post production work and after spending the evening at the studio working on the album he called me the next morning and said ‘John, there are some great songs on here!’ I always consider an unsolicited opinion like that from an industry peer, who has heard thousands and thousands of songs, a huge compliment. I think the songs on this album contain messages that will connect and resonate with listeners across the Bluegrass and Southern Gospel genres … and beyond.”

Tonja recently joined Devin O’Day on The Legendary 650 WSM to talk about the album and will be the special guest artist at several concerts for the Multi-Dove Award Winning group, Selah, throughout the summer.


When The Mountain Can’t Be Moved
(Tonja Rose, John Mathis)

Jesus On The Mainline
(Public Domain)

Me, Jesus & The Highway
(Tonja Rose, John Mathis, Mark Narmore)

Softly And Tenderly
(Public Domain)

Standing On The Rock
(Sandy Carroll, Mark Narmore, Jim Gaines)

Pass Me Not
(Public Domain)

Walking Each Other Home (feat Benjy Gaither)
(Tonja Rose, John Mathis, Mark Narmore)

Keep Walkin’ On
(Tricia Walker, Karen Staley)

He Does
(Tonja Rose, Mark Narmore)

Hide Me Behind The Cross
(Tonja Rose, Mark Narmore)

Call On God
(AJ Masters, Ken Harrell, Phil Everly)

I’m Not Who I Use To Be
(Tonja Rose, Erin Ashleigh)

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