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‘I CHOSE ME’ DIGITAL SINGLE TO BENEFIT JOHN HAGEE MINISTRIES’ SANCTUARY OF HOPE

Written by Staff on April 4, 2017 – 10:31 am -

Sandy Hagee Parker and The Hagees

Sandy Hagee Parker and The Hagees

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— “I Chose Me,” a poignant new ballad performed by Sandy Hagee Parker of southern gospel’s acclaimed The Hagees and penned and produced by Cornerstone Church worship leader Zachery Smith, bows digitally today via Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution. All proceeds from the single—available at iTunes, among other online outlets— benefit John Hagee Ministries’ Sanctuary of Hope, a home for unwed mothers and orphaned children currently under construction in San Antonio, Texas.

Sandy Hagee Parker

Sandy Hagee Parker

Written from the perspective of a woman struggling with grief and guilt, “I Chose Me” not only sheds light on the abortion epidemic in America, but Smith hopes the song will serve as a reminder of the life-affirming alternatives to abortion.

“This song was a definite departure for me,“ said Smith, a Cornerstone Church worship leader. “To write about the pain without portraying a ‘happily ever after’ closure makes for a very somber writing session. Trying to encapsulate the first-person perspective of a woman in this situation was a challenge I was honored to accept. The Sanctuary of Hope exists to prevent women from walking down this dark path of pain and regret, so that— in and of itself— is the happy ending of the song. This doesn’t have to happen. There is help. There is hope, a Sanctuary of Hope.”

Pastors John and Matt Hagee helped break ground for Sanctuary of Hope last month. The multi-purpose facility, designed to help save the lives of unborn babies and provide a safe place of hope for women, will ultimately equip mothers and children for a better and brighter future.

“As Christians we are mandated to help those in need,” said best-selling author and Cornerstone Church founder and senior pastor, John Hagee. “This facility will not save every mother and every child from poverty, but as my Jewish friends have taught me, if you save one life it is as if you saved an entire world. We are going to do what we can for everyone we can.”

John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 22,000 active members. He also founded John Hagee Ministries, which broadcasts the Gospel on radio and television throughout America and the world, and is the founder of Christians United for Israel, which has grown to become the largest Christian pro-Israel organization in the United States—with over 3.2 million members. One of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world, Christians United for Israel provides a national platform through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to biblical issues. John Hagee has authored 39 books, seven of which were on the New York Times best-sellers list, including the 2013 blockbuster Four Blood Moons.

Difference Media, a division of John Hagee Ministries, features some of the leading names in Gospel music, including Ivan Parker, Canton Junction, Ricardo Sanchez, Matt Hagee, Tim Duncan, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.

To learn more about Sanctuary of Hope, visit SOHCares.org. For further information, visit jhm.org, differencemedia.org or turningpointpr.com.

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CANTON JUNCTION CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH OCTOBER 21 CHRISTMAS DEBUT

Written by Staff on October 21, 2016 – 4:09 pm -

CANTON JUNCTION CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH OCTOBER 21 CHRISTMAS DEBUT

CANTON JUNCTION CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH
OCTOBER 21 CHRISTMAS DEBUT

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A Canton Christmas, the highly anticipated full-length holiday debut from Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction, bows October 21. Produced by Garry Jones (Ivan Parker, Brian Free & Assurance), the Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution release features 10 arrangements of classic carols and timeless favorites.

Drawing from Canton Junction’s range of influences—including Southern Gospel, country and Texas swing—among the highlights of A Canton Christmas are nostalgia-laden selections “A Big Ole Texas Christmas” and “Christmas Can’t Be Very Far Away”; “Let There Be Peace On Earth”; the Matt Hagee and Aaron Wilburn-penned “Glory To God In The Highest”; and new arrangements of such beloved carols as “Angels We Have Heard On High,“ “Joy To The World” and the project’s finale, “Silent Night/Away In A Manger.”

“We’ve had so much fun putting a new twist on some of our all-time favorite Christmas songs, and recording this album over the past few months has given us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Savior beyond Christmas,” said Canton Junction’s Matt Hagee. “We hope our fans enjoy the project as much as we do and will make A Canton Christmas part of the soundtrack of their season for many years to come.”

Canton Junction

Canton Junction

Ahead of the album’s release, Canton Junction is set to hit the road this week, headlining the “Get Your Praise On” Fall Tour. The six-city outing kicks off Thursday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and will visit Columbus, Ohio; Newburgh, Indiana; Poplar Bluff, Missouri; and Tulsa, Oklahoma, before concluding November 5 in Amarillo, Texas.

With individual resumes including GRAMMY® Award nominations, multiple GMA Dove Awards, Singing News Fan Awards and finalist honors on “Nashville Star,” Canton Junction effortlessly blends traditional and contemporary sounds for a cutting-edge style all its own. Since their 2012 debut, Canton Junction has quickly become one of Southern Gospel’s most sought-after groups. The self-titled Canton Junction featured four #1 singles, garnered a GMA Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year, and earned the group a Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Southern Gospel New Traditional quartet. Last year’s Every Hallelujah debuted at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Southern Gospel Overall Chart and features the single “Weep No More,” from the hit box office film Four Blood Moons.

Difference Media is a division of John Hagee Ministries, founded by John Hagee. Along with Canton Junction, the San Antonio-based label features some of the leading names in Gospel music, including Ivan Parker, Ricardo Sanchez, Matt Hagee, Tim Duncan, Aaron & Amanda Crabb, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.

For further information, visit differencemedia.org or turningpointpr.com. Follow Canton Junction on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram @cantonjunction.

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Turning Point Announces Addition of New Drummer, Joey McNew

Written by Scoops Staff on December 3, 2010 – 6:43 am -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) December 2nd, 2010 – The award nominated Christian Country group Turning Point announced the addition of Joey McNew as the group’s new drummer.

“We auditioned Joey this week, and we knew right away he was the one God had sent to be a part of our group” stated group members Glenn Steed and Darryl Douglas. “He’s got a different sound than any of our previous drummers, Joey will be a good fit with our high energy concert performances and progressive song arrangements, and we’re very excited about him joining our group.”

Joey has a strong resume within the music community and joins Turning Point after performing with some of the biggest names in the music industry.  He began full-time with Turning Point during the month of November.

Turning Point’s single, “He Will”, hit #8 on the IMN Mainstream Weekly Chart and remains on the chart after 7 weeks. The song is also quickly climbing the Star Gospel Media Charts coming in at #2 on the Contemporary Christian chart this week. They also have the #2 song on the Star Gospel Media Country Gospel Charts with their single “Absence Of Faith”.
More information on Cheyenne recording artist, Turning Point, can be found at http://www.turningpointlive.net.


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