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Tweet of the Day- Tribute Quartet

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Tribute Quartet Grows!

Written by Staff on April 15, 2016 – 4:58 am -

Tribute Quartet

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Nashville, TN- (April 15, 2016) Tribute Quartet is excited to announce that tenor Riley Harrison Clark and his wife Megan have a new baby girl.  Charlee Rae Clark was born yesterday surrounded by a host of family members, including two year old, big brother Colbin. Charlee has a head full of blonde hair and weighs 7 lbs., 9 oz. Megan and Charlee are both doing well.


“Mary, Did You Know” is a song that Tribute Quartet fans enjoy hearing Riley Clark perform.  But for the Clark family, this song has much more meaning.  Even when on the road, with the use of video technology, Riley is able to sing this song for Colbin as he falls asleep.  In addition to sharing the Gospel, Riley is attempting to share with his son that God has big plans.  And now, Riley is already singing songs to Charlee.


Riley Harrison Clark

Riley Harrison Clark

“Megan and I are grateful for every prayer whispered on our behalf.  It is daunting to think that God has given us the gift of two beautiful children.  Our Southern Gospel family is a large part of supporting us in bringing them up with knowledge of a loving Savior”, Riley Clark stated.


Gary Casto, Tribute Quartet’s leader said, “Tribute Quartet is family, all of us are thrilled to have precious Charlee join us.  She can be assured that with Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis and I as honorary uncles, will spoil her!”


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Quartet Night Across America On The Road

Written by Staff on March 14, 2016 – 2:53 pm -

Quartet Night Across America

Quartet Night Across America

Hendersonville, TN (March 10th, 2016) –Fans across the country will soon be able to experience what attendees of the Daywind Quartet Festival at the Greenbrier and Legacy Five’s NYE Celebration at Opryland have witnessed firsthand. In partnership with Daywind and the Harper Agency, Quartet Night Across America is hitting the road, and will be coming to a city near you!

The unique production, featuring Legacy Five, Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Tribute Quartet and Brian Free & Assurance, takes the audience through the decades of Southern Gospel Music from 1910 to present. Fans have the opportunity to relive the music and hear the stories of groups like the legendary Statesmen Quartet, the Blackwood Brothers, Gold City, the Cathedrals and many more.

February 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

February 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

“I am personally thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such a creative presentation of the history of our genre of music,” offers Scott Fowler of Legacy Five. “Working with these other renowned quartets has been an honor and we’re proud of the quality of event we’re able to deliver to fans. We’ve had a long relationship with both Daywind Records & Harper Agency, and I’m glad we’re able to all come together in this touring package!’

To bring Quartet Night Across America to your town, contact The Harper Agency at info@harperagency.com or by calling 615.851.4500.

DMG Concerts is a division of Daywind Music Group that promotes Southern Gospel music through elite concert events. For more information on upcoming events, visit dmgconcerts.com or contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com.
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Daywind Launches Live At Daywind Studios Series

Written by Staff on November 5, 2015 – 10:29 am -

unnamed (2)Hendersonville, TN (October 27th, 2015) – Daywind Music Group announces the launch of a new DVD series entitled Live At Daywind Studios. Filmed at the Daywind Studios in Hendersonville, TN, the Live At Daywind Studios video series features some of the top artists in Christian music. Hosted by Gerald Wolfe, the series provides an up-close and personal look at popular artists through powerful, yet intimate performances, insightful interviews and never before seen moments.

The first DVD in the series highlights the up-and-coming Tribute Quartet.  In just seven years, Tribute has become one of the country’s most dynamic and beloved male quartets in the industry. Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Riley Harrison Clark, and Anthony Davis have proven to possess the winning combination of musical talent, warm and engaging personalities, and a focus that has kept them on the path to continued success.  Viewers will get to know these men on a more personal level, as well as enjoy live performances of their most popular songs!

More DVDs in the Live At Daywind Studios series will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Tribute: Live At Daywind Studios is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other online outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, The Hoppers, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, Adam Crabb, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn.  Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.

For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Dani Phillips atpublicity@daywind.com


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Life, Love, and Legends: By Lou Wills Hildreth

Written by Staff on October 27, 2015 – 12:45 pm -

Photo A. The Talleys--Debra, Roger, Lauren, with Lou Hildreth

Photo A. The Talleys–Debra, Roger, Lauren, with Lou Hildreth

 Blessed by Young and Old Friends

Bill Gaither sings a song that resonates with so many of us: “Old friends, after all of these years, just old friends; through the laughter and tears, old friends…” and I thank God for blessing my LIFE with both old and young friends.

Recently, Howard and I were guests of Russell Allen and the Dignity Gospel Quartet at the Houston Gospel Song-fest and we LOVED hearing Gospel music sung by dynamic young artists, plus some of our LEGENDARY longtime friends. Emotions were at a high level as Roger, Debra, and Lauren Talley met us backstage. My mind went back to those early years in Nashville when I was hosting a daily TV show and was thrilled to have the Talleys as guests on the program. They were already well known and loved in Gospel music. The interview with Roger and Debra was easy and smooth as we talked about our passion for singing about Jesus. Lauren was just a kid, and she was adorable with her comments. She captivated our TV audience! I reminded Lauren of that long-ago event as she, Debra, and Roger left to go onstage for the concert.

Photo B. Tribute Quartet–Riley Harrison Clark, Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis

Photo B. Tribute Quartet–Riley Harrison Clark, Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis

Joining the Talleys for the Songfest was the fabulous male group Tribute Quartet. Gary Casto, manager and lead vocalist, is also a dear longtime friend. Josh Singletary, baritone and keyboardist, laughed as we remembered teasing each other about our red hair many years ago. Riley Harrison Clark, tenor, and Anthony Davis, bass vocalist, are two of the finest young artists gracing gospel platforms today. The concert was a lively blend of talents featuring the Talleys and Tribute.

Photo C. Dignity Gospel Quartet- Wally Shuttlesworth, Clint Hebert, Josh Flynn, Russell Allen

Photo C. Dignity Gospel Quartet- Wally Shuttlesworth, Clint Hebert, Josh Flynn, Russell Allen

We loved every minute of it, including hearing our host Dignity Gospel Quartet with their new lead vocalist Josh Flynn. Josh is excellent and works well with Russell Allen, Clint Hebert, and Wally Shuttlesworth. Howard and I thank Russell and the group for treating us to this wonderful concert. A couple from our church, West University Baptist, Paul and Willene Gutenberger, drove us and joined us on the front row. They said it was the best Gospel concert they had attended.

I thank God for my LIFE in gospel music, and the LOVE of our precious LEGENDS of gospel music. My heart overflows with gratitude for the multitude of young friends who are dedicated to the spreading of the gospel and the privilege of “shining a light for Jesus,” Matthew 5:16.

By Lou Wills Hildreth   gosplvideo@aol.com

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Jeff Stice To Perform In “A Christmas To Remember” To Benefit The Veranda

Written by Staff on October 26, 2015 – 10:17 am -

VerandaBenefit_2015_letter-FINALGallatin, Tennessee. ( October 23, 2015) Award-winning pianist Jeff Stice will join The Talleys and Tribute Quartet to help start the holiday season with “A Christmas to Remember”, a dinner and music event benefiting The Veranda. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville, Tenn. A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and concert at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45 per person. Seating is limited to 300, and reservations are requested by Nov. 20 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Proceeds from the dinner and music event benefit The Veranda, a respite program supported by Impact Fellowship Church. An outreach of the church’s ministry, The Veranda helps meet the needs of senior adults and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other issues of the aging process. Activities are provided a few hours a day, three days a week at the church to allow families much-needed respite time to take care of other family needs.

Jeff Stice

Jeff Stice

The evening’s line-up includes Jeff Stice, Tribute Quartet, The Talleys and Mary Anne Oglesby. Stice is a new addition to this year’s line-up of performers. The award-winning pianist is excited about participating in this year’s benefit.

“Being a part of this event is one of the most meaningful Christmas gifts I’ve ever received.” Stice said. “When I first learned of The Veranda, I thought it to be an amazing outreach to Alzheimer’s families. I am truly honored and humbled to be sharing my music on this very special evening in December. I’d love to see you there!”

A special highlight of the evening will be The Talleys’ performance of their 2015 Dove Award winning song, “Hidden Heroes”, which pays tribute to those who care for the needs of others.

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“Hidden Heroes is a fitting connection, especially during this holiday season, to honor those who are giving an ultimate gift themselves by serving others,” said Debra Talley, who also serves as a member of the Veranda Board of Directors, “We are looking forward to this joyous night of celebrating the holidays while also helping generate awareness for The Veranda and its service to the community.”

This is the fourth year Tribute Quartet has participated in this event for The Veranda. Gary Casto, the quartet’s manager, also serves as a member of The Veranda’s Board of Directors.

“The Veranda is a special place to us, and the guys and I are thrilled to part of such a wonderful ministry.” Casto said. “We’ve had such a great time at the previous benefits, and we are excited about sharing music from our Christmas project with everyone.”

The Talleys

The Talleys

“This will be a wonderful evening of festive music to celebrate the start of the Christmas season.” Mary Anne Oglesby, director of The Veranda, said. “An added element this year is our silent auction. We’ve had people from across the country donate items to the auction as their way to support The Veranda since they can’t attend the event in person. It will be a great night for families, young and old alike, to get together and usher in the holiday season and celebrate Christ, the true reason for the season. Last year’s event sold out, and we expect another sell-out again this year.”

For more information about the event or to make reservations, contact The Veranda staff at 615-838-1207 or 615-337-3674.

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Enter For A Chance to Cruise with Tribute Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 25, 2015 – 1:55 pm -

Enter For A Chance to Cruise with Tribute Quartet

Enter For A Chance to Cruise with Tribute Quartet

Hendersonville, TN  – Daywind Records and Tribute Quartet announce an exciting chance to cruise along with 25 of the best in southern gospel on the 2016 Singing at Sea Cruise sponsored by Templeton Tours Inc.

Tribute Quartet’s new single, “Those Who Know Me Know,” brings a Caribbean touch to Tribute’s progressive quartet style and inspired this opportunity.  One winner and a guest will win a free cabin on the Singing at Sea Cruise, sailing to Grand Cayman & Cozumel on February 15-20, 2016.

To enter, simply fill out an entry form and return at a Tribute concert, or enter online at daywind.com/cruise. One entry per person. A complete listing of rules can be found at daywind.com/cruise. All entries must be submitted by November 30, 2015.

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Tribute: Preserving the Heritage and Promoting the Future of Gospel Music

Written by Staff on September 17, 2015 – 4:46 pm -



“Tribute: an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect or admiration.” That’s the first definition that comes up in a word search online for the word tribute. Gospel music has all kinds of tributes. I was present in the side section with some of the artists in 2010 at the National Quartet Convention when they paid tribute to some of the notable artists in a celebration of 100 years of Gospel Music. Now THAT was a tribute! We see tribute tours of older artists in different genres, different styles of Christian music, and we see tributes to great athletes of years gone by. But one group of four men based out of Nashville, Tennessee, are spending their lives paying tribute to what Gospel music represents and Who has been the theme of songs down through the years.

We’re visiting with Tribute Quartet this month, and you’ll love what they have to say to us about their motto: “Preserving the Heritage and Promoting the Future of Gospel Music.”

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Tribute Quartet to appear at Texas Music Hall

Written by Staff on July 27, 2015 – 2:50 pm -


In the eight years since their first appearance at Texas Gospel Music Hall, The Tribute Quartet have gone from being our Opening Group to our Featured Artist at the Texas Gospel Music Hall, and one of our most requested Gospel groups. Their perfect harmony, deeply moving songs, and off-the-wall humor have earned them a unique place in Gospel music!

The Tribute Quartet will be headlining our August 29th Texas Gospel Music Hall Concert, located at Highway 19, South Palestine in Athens, Texas. They’ll be joined by The Hooten Family. Donnie Hooten formally sang with the acclaimed Melody Boys Quartet. It’s an all professional lineup.

If you live out of town and are looking for a full weekend of enjoyment, visit The East Texas Arboretum, http://www.easttexasarboretum.org/and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, FM 2495, http://athenstx.org/things-to-do/events. That alone is worth the trip!

Tickets for the concert are still available by phone 903-477-8084 or 903-677-2492 or order by e-mail: francesfulton44@aol.com . We have general admission and reserved seating. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 day of concert. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Order early and come at your convenience- your reserved seat will be waiting! Special Church Group rate of $15 per person (reserved) for groups of 10 or more. It’s a big bargain in Gospel music! General Admission tickets $15.00, Reserve seats $18.00. Other concerts, many tickets are now costing from $25.00-$30.00. It will be good seeing you August 29th for a great night of Gospel music!

See more about Tribute here: http://www.tributequartet.com and about The Hootens here: http://www.thehootens.com/about.htm. Visit our web site at http://www.texas-gospelmusichall.com for upcoming concerts.

Don’t forget we have a concessions available during the concert. Casual dress, and come expecting a great time!

If you need motel accommodations, I suggest The Best Western on the Hill, 1814 HWY 31 East, (903)292-1750 or The Holiday Inn Express, 1119 East Tyler St, (903)675-2500

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July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 6, 2015 – 8:39 pm -

July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Grab your lemonade and find a good spot in the shade, it’s time for the July edition of SGNScoops Magazine! We are so happy that you have taken time to see what we are all about. Our cover story is all about Tribute Quartet, a group that has been winning awards and singing to audiences across the country for some time. We welcome them for the first time on the cover of SGNScoops, and we know you will enjoy the story written by Matt Baker. Other artists featured include the one and only Gold City Quartet, legendary male vocalist Ronnie Hinson, Squire Parson’s son Sam Parsons, and the Freedom singers who literally escaped to freedom from a land of bondage. Sarah Davison of HighRoad III also joins us.

There is a photo-montage by Craig Harris of a recent concert in Christ Church of Nashville with a few artists you will recognize.
Please take a moment to read the thoughts of David Staton, Lou Hildreth, Dusty Wells, Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark, Laurette Willis and Sherry Anne. Meet DJ Sean Vaughn, read our new CD reviewer, Randall Hamm, and discover what lies ‘Beyond the Sunset.’
All this, plus the SGN Scoops Top 100, the update on Creekside Gospel Music Convention and more!
We put all this together in one package that we hope entertains, encourages and enlightens you. May you read and be strengthened in your faith today! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments: lorraine@sgnscoops.com
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