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Troy Burns Family Celebrates CD Release with Friends at Tony Gore’s BBQ

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 21, 2018 – 11:03 am -

Troy Burns Family Celebrates CD Release with Friends at Tony Gore’s BBQ

Troy Burns Family Celebrates CD Release with Friends at Tony Gore’s BBQ

Sevierville, TN  – The Troy Burns Family celebrated the release of their brand-new album “We Believe” at Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill Restaurant in Sevierville, TN last week. Friends from far and near came together to enjoy food, fellowship and great music. Tony Gore and his staff prepared a delicious BBQ dinner, which was followed by a mini concert by The Troy Burns Family, featuring songs from their new album.

Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill is famous for their delicious ribs, chicken and incredible desserts. “Not only is Tony a dear friend, but he’s a fellow artist, so he knows how much work goes into each recording session for a new album. It meant so much that he made our album release so special and that so many industry friends were there to share in the celebration,” said Tammy Burns.

The Troy Burns Family, has recorded with Chapel Valley since 2014. This is their eighth album. “The Troy Burns Family hits another one out of the ballpark with their new album titled, ‘We Believe.’ This dynamic quartet raises the bar every time,” shared Travis Roark of Chapel Valley. The album features several songs of inspiration, such as “We Believe” and “God is Still Good” and an energizing tune you can’t sit still for called “Toe Tappin’ Turn it Up Time.”

Visit their website to learn more about The Troy Burns Family: www.troyburnsfamily.com. Be sure to visit and like their Facebook page, as well: https://www.facebook.com/troyburnsfamily.


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Troy Burns Family Signs Exclusive Agreement With Rivergate Talent Agency

Written by Staff on August 3, 2018 – 5:45 am -

Troy Burns Family Signs Exclusive Agreement With Rivergate Talent Agency

Troy Burns Family Signs Exclusive Agreement With Rivergate Talent Agency

Bryson City, NC (August 1, 2018) – The Troy Burns Family is excited to announce that they have signed an exclusive agreement with Rivergate Talent Agency as their booking agency.

Bonnie White opened the doors of Rivergate Talent Agency of Nashville, Tennessee in 1993. Her desire is to further the Gospel throughout the world with song through the ministry of Christian artists. Bonnie shared, “Troy and Tammy have a rich history in Southern Gospel music and it is an honor to have the opportunity to work with them. I am looking forward to the doors that will open for this wonderful group.”

The Troy Burns Family Reach An Exclusive Booking Agreement With The April Potter Agency

The Troy Burns Family

The Troy Burns Family recently made the transition from trio to quartet. Troy shared, “There is something special about four-part harmony. We have been a trio since the inception of the group, so this is a wonderful new dimension for us as we explore new harmonies as a quartet.” Troy was one of the founding members of The Inspirations in 1964. He was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2017 and recognized for over 50 years in the Southern Gospel music industry. Tammy added, “God has blessed us with two godly young men who are not only talented but have a strong desire to see the people we minister to connect with Christ because of what we do. That’s what it’s all about.”

With the support of Rivergate Talent Agency sending them out to minister wherever the Lord opens doors and Chapel Valley helping them make incredible music to share, The Troy Burns Family is excited about the future. Their 8th album, “We Believe” will be released on August 14, 2018. Visit their website to learn more about The Troy Burns Family:  www.troyburnsfamily.com. Be sure to visit and like their Facebook page, as well:  https://www.facebook.com/troyburnsfamily.

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Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts Making an Impact

Written by Staff on May 4, 2018 – 10:07 am -

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Concert Series Making an Impact

Lowesville Gospel Concerts stage

Charlie Griffin of SGNScoops’ Magazine tells the

story of one of the fastest growing gospel concert series

Carroll Cooke is a man on a mission, with a passion that is manifested by his actions and his love of gospel music. But when you get to know him, you will find out he just loves his family and everyone. He has never met a stranger. Gospel music is just one of his many interests.

His music is rooted in his faith. Cooke says, “I was saved when I was 10 years old. I don’t remember the church or the message. I do remember going to my dad and mom, telling them I had to go to the altar. The preacher led me in the sinner’s prayer and I accepted Jesus into my heart and he saved me forever. The preacher asked

Jordan's Bridge at Lowesville

Jordan’s Bridge at Lowesville

me to say something and all I could get out was, ‘I just want to thank him,’ ‘I just want to thank him,’ and to this day, I still just want to thank him.”

Over the years Cooke has been a singer, active church member, choir member, deacon, business owner, husband, father, and community leader. Each phase of his life has been fulfilled in so many ways. Yet in the last five years, his life has come into a richness that is being showcased in the small community of Lowesville, N.C.

His love of gospel music started at a young age. Cooke shares, “My dad (Roy A Cooke), mom (Lois Cooke), sister (now Hazel Sain), and I began singing as a quartet when I was six years old. We did this every weekend for about 15 years, then the next 40 years, I served as minister of music at different churches in and around the surrounding counties.

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts

Carroll Cooke and his wife, Barbara

I have only been trying to promote our music since late 2012.

“My dad was the most influential person in my life,” confesses Cooke. “He lived and breathed music. He was the choir director at our local church, and he wanted so badly for everyone who had a desire to sing, to be able to sing, and sing well. He would have V. O. Fossett of the Stamps Baxter Music School from Dallas, Texas, come for two weeks and teach the old shaped notes, along with voice, piano, and harmony. He then would go beg other churches in the area to have Fossett come teach at their church, and he was successful in doing just that. This way, we would attend singing schools about all summer.”

Sometimes it was more than just the singing. Cooke loved the buses too. “The first concert I ever remember attending was promoted by Charlie Burke at a ballpark in Newton, N.C. I don’t even remember who sang, I just remembered the busses, and thinking what a life that would be. I was probably 10 or 12 at the time. At 75, I have no desire to crawl in one of them, I just love to see them

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts

Crowns of Light at Lowesville Gospel Concerts

pull in and pull out.”

During those years, his family grew. He became a leader in the community and in the church while developing a successful business. Cooke operated the Lowesville Automotive Warehouse in the Lowesville community near Stanley, N.C. Upon his retirement in 2012, he sold the property to Living Word Ministries.

In that former parts warehouse and store, Living Word Ministries shares the gospel with regular worship services each week since August 2012. Pastor Derrick Dellinger leads a growing church that is on fire for God. Their Outreach ministries are impacting the surrounding communities by helping the needy, feeding the homeless, and loving people. They present the gospel in a way that the new Christian can understand and

The Sheltons at Lowesville

The Sheltons at Lowesville

the mature disciple can continue to grow and be inspired, in a shame-free environment. No attitudes or judgment found at LWM, just a church family that is excited about what God is doing in the community.

As the church grew, Cooke found a desire to reach the community in a new outreach: Saturday night Southern gospel concerts. With the encouragement of Pastor Dellinger, Cooke started in January 2013 with concerts on the second and fourth Saturday nights of each month. That is 24 concert promotions each year.

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The Troy Burns Family Reach An Exclusive Booking Agreement With The April Potter Agency

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 13, 2017 – 9:36 am -

The Troy Burns Family Reach An Exclusive Booking Agreement With The April Potter Agency

The Troy Burns Family Reach An Exclusive Booking Agreement With The April Potter Agency

Hendersonville, TN – Southern Gospel trio, the Troy Burns Family, have reached an exclusive booking agreement with The April Potter Agency.

The Troy Burns Family consists of Troy Burns, his wife, Tammy, their baritone, Shane Mathis, and pianist, Jacob Kluttz. Burns is a founding member of The Inspirations and was their lead singer for 30 years. He was also the lead singer for Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion. In addition to multiple awards and accolades, Burns was a 2017 inductee into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. The Troy Burns Family have been exciting audiences all over the country for 7 years with their seasoned family harmonies.

“Tammy and I, as well as the young men who travel with us, are so excited to begin this journey with the April Potter Agency,” Burns said.  “April is a true professional with a hard-working staff. They all have such a genuine love for God. Our heart’s desire is to continue to reach as many people as we can with the message of Jesus Christ and we know that the best is yet to come.”

April Potter is a Franklin County Alabama native and Music Business graduate of the University of North Alabama. April has over 20 years of experience in the Southern Gospel Music industry. The April Potter Agency also represents Gold City, Michael English, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Crosby Lane, and other artists.

“My friendship with Troy goes back many years”, Potter said, “He and all of the Inspirations were close family friends. I’ve grown up with them and have so much love and respect for Troy and his family”, Potter continues, “Not only do they have tremendous talent, they are a ministry-minded group who wants to encourage Christians and attract sinners to a relationship with Jesus. I am honored to work with them and we are already full speed ahead into 2018.”


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Troy Burns Family adds Jacob Kluttz

Written by Staff on May 11, 2017 – 5:01 pm -

Tammy and Troy Burns

Bryson City, N.C. (May 12, 2017) – Popular southern gospel group, the Troy Burns Family, recently announced a new addition to the group. Jacob Kluttz, of Salisbury, North Carolina, has been named as their new piano player.

Jacob Kluttz new member of the Troy Burns Family

Jacob Kluttz 

Troy Burns, owner and singer, states, “Jacob Kluttz is an amazing 18-year-old. In over fifty years in Southern Gospel music, I have never encountered a young man with his God-given abilities. Jacob is entirely unencumbered by musical theory and is almost to the point of being servant-like in his mastery of the piano.”

“I am so thankful for everything God has done for me in my life,” says Kluttz. “He has blessed me beyond measure and I want to thank TBF for making me feel so welcome. Troy and Tammy treat me like their own and I look forward to the future and what God has in store for our ministry.”

Troy Burns Family logoTo order the new Troy Burns Family CD, or to find out when they are in an area near you, click here.

The Troy Burns Family is on the Inspire label, which is part of the Chapel Valley Music Group. To schedule an interview with the group email richard@chapelvalleystudio.com

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Troy Burns Family Addition

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 7, 2016 – 10:51 pm -

Troy Burns Family Addition

Troy Burns Family Addition

Troy Burns Family welcomes Shane Mathis as new baritone

Tammy Burns of the Troy Burns Family shares these thoughts on the addition. “For five months we spent countless hours seeking Gods will for our ministry through prayer and discernment. We only want the absolute best for the Troy Burns Family when it comes to adding an additional person. With over 40 submissions we personally interviewed only 3.

It was clear that Shane Mathis of (Gainesville, GA.) was a perfect fit. Troy and I agreed that Shane’s heart for the ministry and love for the music matched ours to a T and that Shane was God sent. We are both blessed and happy to have Shane as the newest member of the group.  We can’t wait to see what the future holds on this new journey for the Troy Burns Family.”

You can learn more about The Troy Burns Family by visiting their website at www.troyburnsfamily.com


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CHAPEL VALLEY MUSIC WELCOMES THE TROY BURNS FAMILY TO INSPIRE LABEL

Written by Staff on October 29, 2015 – 2:01 pm -

Chapel Valley Music is pleased to announce the addition of The Troy Burns Family to its family of artists.

 

Troy Burns is no stranger to gospel music, as he has been a staple in the industry for nearly 30 years, many of which he occupied the lead role for the Inspirations Quartet. During his tenure with the Inspirations he recorded many of gospel music’s favorite songs such as “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” “Touring That City,” “The Wonder of Wonders” and “The First Million Years.”

 

Leaving the Inspirations in 1993 Troy and his wife Tammy began a new journey in land development and real estate before launching The Troy Burns Family in 2011. The group lineup consists of Troy and Tammy Burns, along with Roland Kesterson, widely known for his time with the group Set Apart.

 

“I have grown up listening to the unmistakable vocals of Troy Burns through the years,” Artist Relations Director for Chapel Valley Jack Allen says.  “To have the opportunity to work with such an icon within our industry and to be involved first hand in the ministry he and his wife Tammy are building is an honor for me. We are thrilled to have this fine family and look forward to great things in the near future.”

 

Troy Burns adds, “The Troy Burns Family is so excited about joining in ministry with Chapel Valley. Our prayer is that many lives will be brought to Christ in the months ahead.”

 

Be looking for The Troy Burns Family’s newest release on the Inspire label early 2016.

 

For more information contact Travis Roark at 865-278-3681.

 

 


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SGN Scoops Fast Five with the Troy Burns Family!

Written by Staff on May 18, 2015 – 12:08 pm -

Troy Burns Family

Troy Burns Family

SGN Scoops welcomes the Troy Burns Family to this edition of Fast Five. We hope you will enjoy getting reacquainted with the lead singer of The Inspirations, and meeting the rest of this fine group.

Troy shared the biography of the group, which we have excerpted for you:

imageTroy Burns is a founding member and lead singer of The Inspirations for 30 years and is the current lead singer for Archie Watkins and Smoky Mountain Reunion, and The Old Inspirations. When not on the road with Smoky Mountain Reunion, Troy and his family do concerts at churches and other venues. Close family harmony and loving Jesus is what the Troy Burns Family is all about.
Troy has recorded over 700 songs in his career, “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” “Touring That City,” “Is That Footsteps,” and many other great Southern Gospel songs. Troy has performed over 6,000 concerts, won numerous awards and currently sings weekly on Daystar TV worldwide. Tammy has had formal training as a singer and sang for The Sound Of Youth from Robbinsville, North Carolina. Tammy’s voice has been compared to Patsy Cline and Barbara Streisand. The newest member of the Troy Burns Family is Roland Kesterson, from Crossville, Tennessee. He sang with his family growing up and then sang for a Bluegrass group called Set Apart for seven years. Roland’s smooth harmonies form a third part for Troy Burns Family that is unparalleled in Southern Gospel Music.
Latest Project: It’s Only Goodnight
Radio Release: “It’s Only Goodnight”

SGN Scoops Fast Five with the Troy Burns Family

SGN: What single accomplishment of your group (or yourself) is the most important to you?
TBF: Group: Our concept video of “I’m Praying For You.” It has given people hope around the world.
Troy and Tammy: Our children and grandchildren

SGN: What is in your closet that you just can’t throw out?
Tammy: Clothes that do not fit anymore (I think I may get small enough to wear them again).
Troy: Old singing shirts.
SGN: Who is the most under-appreciated person in Gospel music right now that you would like to see get some recognition?
Tammy: Troy Burns (of course I would say that …he’s my husband).
Troy: Amber Nelon

SGN: What is your favorite song from Sunday School?
Tammy: “Jesus Loves The Little Children Of The World”
Troy: “Jesus Loves Me”

SGN: What one thing do you make sure you do before a concert?
Tammy: I ask the Lord to create in me a clean heart and a right spirit within me when I pray.
Troy: The group meets and we pray!
Be sure to find out when the Troy Burns Family is coming to your area!

Troy Burns Family: Click to watch video

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Click to watch video link to the Troy Burns Family video: “I’m Praying For You”


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This Week’s Harmony Road Features Troy Burns Family “I’m Praying for You”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 8, 2015 – 7:18 am -

This Week's Harmony Road Features Troy Burns Family "I'm Praying for You"

This Week’s Harmony Road Features Troy Burns Family “I’m Praying for You”

Signal Mountain, TN This week’s Harmony Road Television program will feature the Harmony Road premiere of, “I’m Praying for You,” from the Troy Burns Family along with the broadcast premiere of the Erwins, “I Choose To Be A Christian.” Viewers will also enjoy music from Legacy Five with “Living in the Palace,” The Booth Brothers, “I Played in the Band and Sang in the Choir,” and The Nelons and the classic “We Shall Wear a Robe and Crown.”

This special program originates from The Barn at Bear Hollow, in Monteagle, Tennessee, home to the “Fabulous Friday Nights” Gospel Music dinner theater coming this Summer.

“All of us at Harmony Road are always happy to bring new Southern Gospel videos to our viewers,” said Roger Spears, program producer. “This week is especially exciting with 2 new videos, along with 3 top Southern Gospel hits from over the years,” he concluded.

“I’m Praying for You,” has been touching thousands of lives with its message of hope and forgiveness while, “I Choose to be a Christian,” is inspiring its viewers as it speaks to the most important decision people make when they decide to follow Christ,” said Spears. “I especially like the variety and contrast on this program. From the young sibling group The Erwins to the Troy Burns Family, Legacy Five, Booth Brothers and Nelons, the program has family harmonies along with classic quartet sounds.” He added, “Its encouraging to see these various ministries, some a few years old and others passed down through generations, all spreading the Word through music.”

The Erwins

The Erwins

Hosted by gospel music veteran Les Butler of Butler Music Group, Family Music Group and Solid Gospel Radio, Harmony Road is now available to over 85 million homes nationwide through a variety of networks, stations, DirecTV, ROKU and a mobile app. The program is also available on multiple online networks and is streamed from several of its affiliates.

Information on Harmony Road, its affiliates and more can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com. To find out more about the “Fabulous Fridays” gospel music dinner theater including times and scheduled artists, go to www.butlermusicgroup.com. ;

Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center, Harmony Road Productions and WMJN29 is the programs technical director. More information can be found at www.wmjn29.com.

Harmony Road is produced and distributed by Harmony Road Productions and features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland Network, The NRB Network (including DirecTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, WGNM-TV in Macon, . Also find the program on the WALKtv network (including ROKU), Harmony Gospel in Greeneville, SC, DCT3in Middle Tennessee, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, Charter Cable in Clarksville, Cookeville/Crossville, Sevier County, and Lebanon and WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL. Harmony Road is streamed at www.bbntv.org and www.allnationstv.com. Affiliates have also been added in Jackson, TN, Harrogate, TN. and Northeast North Carolina.


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This Week’s Harmony Road Features Special Co-Hosts Troy Burns Family with Broadcast Premiere of “I’m Praying for You”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 22, 2015 – 12:44 pm -

Also Videos from Tammy Jones Robinette

Troy Burns Family

Troy Burns Family

and  Dixie Echoes 

Signal Mountain, TN    This week’s Harmony Road Television program features music and video from the Troy Burns Family, Tammy Jones Robinette and the Dixie Echoes.  This

Harmony Road

Harmony Road

special program is also co-hosted by the Troy Burns Family.

Songs include the broadcast premiere of the inspirational video “I’m Praying for You”  along with “By the Blood of the Lamb” from the Troy Burns Family.  Viewers will also enjoy Tammy Jones Robinette with “I Know that Man” and “Newborn Feeling” from the Dixie Echoes.

“Once again Harmony Road is blessed to bring viewers a special program.  We’ve enjoyed bringing several broadcast premieres and co-hosts to our viewers over the years” said Roger Spears, program producer.  “It was a pleasure to spend time with the Troy Burns Family.  I’m sure our viewers will enjoy learning more about them and will be touched by their new video.  We’re also very happy to have one of gospel music’s top artists in Tammy Jones Robinette and a classic from Dixie Echoes on the program”, he concluded.

Hosted by gospel music veteran Les Butler, this episode was taped inside a log cabin at Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse Resort in Monteagle, Tennessee.
Information on Harmony Road and its affiliates can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com.  To find out more about Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse go to www.thesmokehouse.com and information on the Troy Burns Family can be found at www.troyburnsfamily.com..

Hosted by gospel music veteran Les Butler, Harmony Road is now available to over 85 million television homes across the country in addition to online streaming, ROKU, mobile app and more,

Harmony Road is produced and distributed by Harmony Road Productions and features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland Network, The NRB Network (including DirecTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, and WGNM-TV in Macon.  Also find the program on the WALKtv network (including ROKU), Harmony Gospel in Greeneville, SC,  DCT3in Middle Tennessee, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, Charter Cable in Clarksville, Cookeville/Crossville, Sevier County, and Lebanon and  WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL.  Harmony Road is streamed at www.bbntv.org, Affiliates have also been added in Jackson, TN, Beaumont, TX,  and Harrogate, TN. and Northeast North Carolina.

Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center and WMJN29 is the programs technical director.  More information can be found at www.wmjn29.com.

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