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Written by SGN Scoops on January 5, 2014 – 7:55 pm -

great dayGREAT DAY releases their latest single to radio.  “FOURTH MAN,” written by Tammie and Sarah Herring, from their latest project UNTIL THE DAY, landed at cut #1 on Patterson Promotions VOL 13.
Called into the ministry in 2005, Great Day has been traveling and ministering throughout the Southeast for the past 8 years.  Based in Central Florida, the group is made up of husband and wife Bill & Brenda Ferguson and their children, Lisa Ann, Sara Lynn, and Steven.
Chosen as a Top 20 artist at the NQC Regional stage, GREAT DAY sang their new single, FOURTH MAN, and made their NQC Main Stage this past year in Louisville KY. They have also been chosen as a Featured Artist to perform at NQC in Pigeon Forge, TN, 2014.
Their latest project is produced by the Multi-award-winning, Jeff Stice, pianist for Triumphant Quartet.  He comments, “Honestly, there is no better feeling than to hear a group sing and just know they’re special! To hear them and think to yourself, “I’d love to hear them try this, or sing that, or do that this way,” then actually get the opportunity to produce them. Such is the case with GREAT DAY! Bill and Brenda have such a wonderful blessing in their daughter Lisa. Never have I seen a young lady, her age, understand music the way she does. As a family, there is no better blend anywhere. Want some advice? Listen to this CD, Embrace this family, Tell people about them and a word to the really “wise” promoters out there, BOOK THEM!”
Great Day shares, “We hope that our ministry will not only reach the lost who do not know Jesus, but that it will also encourage those who are struggling, uplift those who are down, and create a joyful heart in all those we encounter.”
Pauline, owner of Patterson Promotions, states, “I’m so proud to have this awesome group on our Vol.13 compilation, released to national and international radio this month.  I believe this song will bless the nation!”
For booking info, contact Bill Ferguson at 407-733-6165 or email to
Website:  Also check us out on Facebook: Great Day

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Written by SGN Scoops on December 5, 2013 – 1:15 pm -

harmony roadSignal mountain, TN December 5, 2013:

Harmony Road is pleased to present special Christmas programs, airing the next two weekends on The Heartland Network, theWALKtv, WATC57 Atlanta, and other outlets.  These programs are co-hosted by Scotty Inman and feature the music of The Collingsworth Family, and the Triumphant Quartet. Harmony Road is hosted by Singing News Publisher and Solid Gospel radio host, Les Butler.

Music includes “Mary Did You Know” by the Triumphant Quartet, and a powerful rendition of “Oh Holy Night” performed by Kim Collingsworth on the piano as well as classics including “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “Winter Wonderland” and “Mary Did You Know”.  Harmony Road will feature Christmas music the first three weeks in December. This week’s program originates from the beautiful lobby of the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN.  You can find more info at

More information on Harmony Road and its growing list of affiliates can be found at , or, or

Other team members include musician Cody McVey providing special interviews and insights, as well as Roger Spears, Producer and Allan Rhodes, Technical Director

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Triumphant Quartet Talks With Rob Patz Of

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 8, 2013 – 1:59 pm -

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Triumphant Quartet Feels That Simple Is Good.

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 3, 2013 – 10:16 am -

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Triumphant Quartet Feels That Simple Is Good.

By Craig Harris


It was more than good enough on June 21 as the group invaded Edmonson County (Ky.) High School for the sixth annual Jeff Stice Homecoming Concert.

“It’s emotional for me,” Stice – the group’s pianist – said. “I look around, and I see teachers who taught me, a boss I used to work for in Bowling Green (Ky.) … I look out, and I see all these different
chapters of my life looking at me. It’s intimidating. It’s emotional. It’s a blessing.” The group has annual dates in or near each of the group members’ hometowns.

“It’s always exciting to go back home,” Triumphant tenor singer David Sutton said. “Our home folks
have supported us since we were little kids. We look forward to going back home. “It always seems electrifying.”

Stice – an Edmonson County High graduate – typically plays two piano solos during the group’s performance each evening, consisting of either “Down From His Glory” (which he opened with that night), “Mansion Over the Hilltop” or “Halleleujah Chorus.”

His homecoming concert kicked off with Stice taking the stage and performing a series 10 piano solos, intermingled with Stice’s emcee work. Stice spoke of how he began to play the piano and of the instrumental support of his family and friends, calling his dad Jimmy his hero but admitting that he is
his mother Evonia’s “moma’s boy.”

After Stice’s artistry was displayed for the first hour, Clayton Inman and Scotty Inman joined Stice on stage for the dramatic and powerful “He Is,” which earned a standing ovation from the crowd. “It’s
energy … they’re going to get energy from us,” Stice said.

Then, the group took off into what most of the group members agree is a nightly staple, performing
the chart-topping “Saved By Grace.” “It’s my favorite song we’ve ever recorded,” Stice said. “It’s an
anointed song.
“Carroll McGruder is a great writer. I’m so happy for him (receiving the Broadcast Music, Inc., Songwriter of the Year Award recently and being honored for writing ‘Saved By Grace’).”
Sutton added, “The one I still love doing every night is ‘Saved By Grace.’ I love that song. I love the
message. That and “Thinking of a Mansion” … I love both of those songs. Those two songs are just as
fresh tonight as when we started.” Read more »

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Leaving Louisville: Twenty Years of NQC

Written by Lorraine Walker on September 9, 2013 – 11:42 am -

nqcnewlogoChange is always hard and the NQC Board made a bold step twenty years ago when they announced the move from Nashville to Louisville for Gospel Music’s favorite yearly event.

From scheduled sings on the Belle of Louisville to concerts in the downtown square; from impromptu songs in various area restaurants to special gatherings in local hotels; from Elvis sightings to Uncle Sam in the Exhibit Hall, there are many unforgettable moments for the Gospel music fan at NQC.

Lorraine Walker interviewing Wayne Haun 2007

Lorraine Walker interviewing Wayne Haun 2007

As a writer for SGM Radio and SGN Scoops, I’ve had the opportunity to interview many interesting people at NQC.

Legacy Five 2008 with Rob Patz and Lorraine Walker

Legacy Five 2008 with Rob Patz and Lorraine Walker






Over the years, I have been privileged to interview such artists as Karen Peck,  Kim Hopper,   Susan Whisnant,Marshall Hall,  Jim Mahalick, Shelly Brown of The Browns, Wayne Haun, Jeff Pearles, The Apostolic Boys, The Skyline Boys, The Prophets, Rambo McGuire, The Booth Brothers, Mark Trammell Quartet, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Triumphant Quartet, Brian Free and Assurance, and Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn, among others.

Rambo McGuire

Rambo McGuire

Rodney Griffin of Greater Vision 2011

Rodney Griffin of Greater Vision 2011








Marshall Hall 2011

Marshall Hall 2011


Many of these artists wouldn’t have the time to sit with an interviewer during an ordinary concert setting. NQC is also the opportune time for fans to also talk with their favorite singers. What a great opportunity it is to attend NQC and be able to sit down with the makers of the music!


SGM Radio and SGN Scoops would like to extend a special thank you to the board of the National Quartet Convention for continuing on a tradition that began many years ago, for making the necessary decisions for the growth of the festival and for embracing artists, fans and industry alike as we celebrate together our music and our faith.


We look forward to 2014 in Pigeon Forge!


****As a fan who attended the first Louisville NQC, I have many memories of the National Quartet Convention at Freedom Hall. I’m sure our readers do as well, and I invite you to submit these memories for posting here this week. Please submit your NQC thoughts and pictures to

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July 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 9, 2013 – 1:33 pm -


Welcome to the July edition of SGNScoops Magazine. We are pleased to showcase the legendary ministry of the Kingsmen Quartet! The Kingsmen have been singing the gospel since the 70′s. Our cover story reflects on the heritage of the Kingsmen and gives their latest news. Also in this issue, enjoy reading about the latest in the ministries of Renaissance Revival, Steve Ladd, and Tribute Quartet. Enjoy the Younger Perspective featuring Ms. Hope Bowling of the Bowling Family. Get a re-cap on the Memphis Quartet show, a concert review on Triumphant Quartet and don’t miss the review on the 18th Annual Father’s Day Concert too. Make sure you catch up on the latest developments of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and make plans to be with us in October as we honor Ed O’neal and host the Diamond Awards. And- there is more! See what music is hot this month, get Christian fitness tips, be encouraged by Dr. Jeff Steele and get the inside scoop on the Women’s Homecoming taping with Ms. Lou Hildreth- all in this free issue of SGNScoops Magazine. Thanks to our SGNScoops team and we say, welcome to our newest staff writer, Craig Harris! Please enjoy and share!

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Gospel Music Today On

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Harmony Road logo Jan 2013.smallSIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN MAY 10, 2013:Harmony Road will again feature songwriters, the stories behind their songs and inspirational performances during a special 2 week “Song of a Lifetime” series. Award winning songwriter and “Song of a Lifetime” producer, Phil Cross is special guest co host. This weekend’s program is the second episode of the 2 part series and includes stories and performances by Cross, Tim Lovelace along with the Mark Trammel Quartet, Mark Bishop, and the Triumphant Quartet performing “You’ll Find Me There”, penned by Joseph Habedank and Scotty Inman. Other songs include “Jesus Built a Bridge”, “Can I Pray for You?” and “Old Convention Song”. Performances are from special “Song of a Lifetime” programs at the National Quartet Convention, and the intimate, acoustic video series featuring many top Gospel Songwriters. Hosted by Les Butler, the program originates from Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, Tennessee. More information about The Smokehouse can be found at Song of a Lifetime DVD’s can be purchased from Harmony Road at

Harmony Road can be found each Sunday morning at 8 Eastern time on TNN/The Nashville Network and other outlets. For more times and stations, including online streaming, go to Go to for TNN stations, and for WalkTV affiliates. Other team members include Southern Gospel Musician Cody McVey providing special interviews and insights, as well as Roger Spears, Producer and Randy Liner, Technical Director.

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Scotty Inman Special Guest Co Host on this Week’s Harmony Road

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 18, 2013 – 1:08 pm -

Harmony Road logo Jan 2013SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN April 17, 2013

Gospel singer/songwriter Scotty Inman will be guest co host of this
weekends Harmony Road TV program, seen on TNN/The Nashville Network
and other outlets. Scotty and host, Les Butler will introduce music
from Triumphant Quartet (featuring Inman), the beautiful “I Got
Here as Fast as I Could” from Mark Bishop, Kim Collingsworth with
a stirring Piano solo, The Shaffer band and their concept video “I
Believe”, and Karen Peck and New River with the hit song “Hey”.

Shot at the Music Road Resort in Pigeon Forge, this week’s program
features a variety of songs and artists ranging from a classic
quartet, a soloist, an instrumental and 2 mixed groups. More
information on the Music Road Resort can be found at The resort hosts several gospel events per
year including the Triumphant Quartet’s Anniversary Celebration this

Harmony Road can be found each week on TNN, The Nashville Network on
Sunday mornings at 8 Eastern, and on other outlets. Information on TNN
and its growing list of affiliates can be found at
Go to for other times and channels. Harmony Road
is also seen on theWALKtv. For a list of affiliates and information on
streaming, including ROKU, go to

You can also find Harmony Road each Saturday evening and Sunday
morning on WMJN29 in the Huntsville/Decatur, Alabama area and streamed
on the internet at The program is also shown on Sunday
afternoons in the Anniston/Gadsden Alabama area on tv24, and on
Charter Cable in Clarksville and Jackson, TN where it’s also available
“on demand”.

Other members of the Harmony Road team include Ball Brothers pianist,
Cody McVey, doing interviews and stories “from the road”, as well as
Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger
Spears, Producer.

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