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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Answered Prayer

Written by scoopsnews on July 14, 2019 – 8:52 am -

Answered Prayer began in July 2006 as a result of many prayers, therefore the name ‘Answered Prayer’.  Being able to sing God’s praises through Southern Gospel music really is an `answered prayer` to everyone in the group.  Although there have been some changes in the group recently, the mission stays the same `To spread the good news of Jesus Christ through our ministry`.  Group members are Niki Bernardo, Buddy Dewease, Penny Welborn, Brian Carney, and Vance Green. God continues to amaze us with his blessings, as he has opened so many doors for us to stand in front of people and share the good news of Jesus Christ through the songs that we love so much.  Our motto is wherever God opens a door it`s for a reason, whether it be in front of 5 people or 5000.  If just one person receives a blessing from our concert, it`s worth every dollar it took to get there, and every minute of time we spent in preparation and concert time.  If you are looking for someone to just sing to you, then we may not be your group.  But, if you want to worship God through song, then please contact us!  We mix some of the Southern Gospel classics in with the songs on the charts today, to try and provide something for all ages of Southern Gospel music fans.

Come meet this weeks Artist Spotlight- Answered Prayer in Vernon , Alabama.

Here is the complete lineup for the event!


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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend “Spotlight Artist”- Jessica Horton

Written by scoopsnews on July 1, 2019 – 3:17 pm -

Jessica Horton: Both Feet In

Jessica Horton is a singer/songwriter from Columbus, MS. She was raised in classic country and gospel, and the soul and sound of these classics often find their way into her music. Her songs feature the acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin, and other roots instruments. On stage, Jessica brings a live aspect to her show by playing guitar and including singable old-time hymns and gospel songs. Off- stage, Jessica spends a lot of time with her husband, David and her church family. She serves as worship leader and youth director at Shaeffer’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Columbus, MS.

Jessica is originally from Eupora, MS, and she grew up singing classic country with her “Pop” Jess, starting when she was only 3 years old. He taught her guitar and piano, and they traveled to different schoolhouses, opry houses, festivals, and election events to perform. When he passed away, Jessica focused more on her classical studies as a music major at Mississippi University for Women, where she earned a degree as a soprano vocalist and music educator.

In 2018, with the encouragement of her husband, Jessica reached out to Dennis and Leslie McKay with M.A.C. Records in Columbus, MS. Shortly after, Jessica signed with the label and began working on her first single. You can find her music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Play and any other online music outlets.

Please follow her on Facebook @jesshortonmusic for the most recent updates!

And come hear Jessica in person at Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend September 6-7th, 2019.

Here is a complete lineup of artists and information for the event.

See you in Vernon!


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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend “Spotlight Artist”

Written by scoopsnews on June 22, 2019 – 12:32 pm -

Hope’s Journey from  Ellisville, Mississippi is our Vernon, Alabama Spotlight Artist of the week.

About Hope’s Journey:

Fourteen years ago, Vonda Easley Armstrong and her daughter, Ashley Easley (Franks), began the ministry of Hope’s Journey. The vision for the group was to spread “Hope” to a lost and dying world. In 2006, Ashley met Josh Franks at The National Quartet Convention and, on December 8th, 2007, they were married and began an exciting ministry together as husband and wife. In regards to Hope’s Journey, Vonda states, “We’ve had some amazing opportunities come our way and have been able to share the stage with many fantastic groups and singers through the years.  We’ve also had our fair share of transition, but with those changes, we have experienced some amazing blessings! Today, Hope’s Journey is comprised of Vonda Easley Armstrong, Alicia Estis & Jenny Stork. 

“I am so excited about today’s lineup,” states Vonda. “God did it! We hope to see many of our friends and family in Vernon, Alabama at Vernon’s Gospel Music Weekend.”

Here is a complete lineup of the event:

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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Kenny Gardner

Written by scoopsnews on June 9, 2019 – 3:32 pm -

Kenny Gardner

Kenny Gardner

Meet Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist, Kenny Gardner.

Kenny , better known to those that love him, as “Kenny G” is from Columbus, Mississippi and is no stranger to the world of Gospel Music. Born into a preacher’s home, he spent many of his years under his Dad’s (James Gardner) “ole time gospel tents” all across the south. Kenny began singing at the young age of 3 and has served in all facets of ministry. His heart is “healing for hurting humanity” and his anointed ministry in song brings just that.

Kenny has been married for 39 years to his Jr. High School sweetheart, Deborah, and they have one daughter, Ashlee Brooke who alongside her Dad brings an incredibly powerful voice.

In younger years, Kenny traveled with the Stalls Family who are remembered for the song “Stepping on the Clouds” that was written by John Stalls. Kenny’s personal friend, Kenny Hinson was also a powerful influence in his life, and Kenny G. was honored to serve as a pallbearer for his dear friend. Aaron Wilburn, whose name alone makes people smile, is another special friend of Kenny’s that has been influential along his musical path.

But Kenny’s greatest friend and influence is undoubtedly Jesus Christ! Even though he was saved at a very young age, Kenny has stayed true to the course and his calling. Realizing the day is far spent and time is so short, he feels a new season is opening up for him to share the Lord more through music.

Here is a complete poster of the event:

Make plans now to join us in Vernon, Alabama.

 


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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist

Written by scoopsnews on June 2, 2019 – 12:47 pm -

Carol Barham

Carol Barham

Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist – Carol Barham

Carol is a Christian Country singer, songwriter from Vernon, Alabama who records on the M.A.C. Records label. A pastor’s wife and grandmother, Carol has a passion for ministering to hurting people with her God given talent of songwriting and performing. Her message to others is that God loves them and will save, heal and deliver.

In an interview with SGN Scoops Magazine, Carol was asked this question.

SGN: Tell us about Carol Barham and what we can expect when we come to your concert or ministry/worship service?

Carol: I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and grew up with two brothers, playing guitar and singing Country music.  Music has always been a part of my life and I am thankful for the God-given gift of songwriting. All of my songs are originals and recording them is a dream come true.

My partnership with M.A.C. Records is definitely not an accident. Dennis McKay of M.A.C. Records and I had known each other for several years but lost contact until one day our paths crossed and my dream began to unfold. I knew this was no accident but God had placed Dennis and me in the right place at the right time.

Here is a poster with a complete lineup of Artists for the event.

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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- The Bibletones

Written by scoopsnews on May 28, 2019 – 6:11 am -

Bibletones

Bibletones

 

From The Bibletones:
The Bibletones Quartet was formed in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hurt, in Lumberton, Mississippi. Hurt was born and raised in North Alabama and actively sang in quartets, including the group, the Sand Mountain Quartet. In the late 1940’s, Hurt and his wife moved to south Mississippi, where he established the Bibletones, with the vision to create a singing ministry group. In addition to his work with the quartet, Hurt also served as mayor of Lumberton, Mississippi and manufactured furniture. In the early 1980’s, Hurt retired from the Bibletones and the leadership went to Howard Rutland and Paul Vinson, members of the group. Paul Vinson left the group in the mid 80’s to sing with the Dixie Echoes (his son-in-law is Randy Shelnut).
The Bibletones has achieved many accomplishments during its existence including the recordings of more than forty projects, such as videos, television programs and a weekly show in Tampa, hosted by singer, songwriter and minister, The Late Vep Ellis. The group has appeared on the Gospel Singing Jubilee, Grand Ole Opry (Sunday night), The National Quartet Convention, as well as promoted gospel concerts in South Mississippi. (Several concerts were promoted together with the “Old Gospel Man,” the late, J. G. Whitfield).

In the last 52 years, the Bibletones has hosted more than 75 members, each one of them performing with unique talent. Some of the earlier members include: Paul Vinson (Dixie Echoes), Mark Flaker (Florida Boys), Tommy Atwood (Florida Boys), Billy Todd (Florida Boys), William Pippen (Naomi & the Segos), Craig Pippin (Dixie Echoes), Vaughn Thacker (Dixie Echoes), Pete Pitts (Naomi & the Segos), Tommy Randall (Plainsmen) and Mark Lanier (Poet Voice).

The Bibletones Quartet performs primarily in the Southeastern U.S., with occasional dates in the Midwest and Northeast. “The Lord has blessed this ministry and allowed it to grow for the past 59 years. I hope and pray that this group will continue for another 50 years,”.

“We are excited to be a part of Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend”, states owner of the group, Jack Armstrong.

Here is a complete poster lineup of the artists that will be performing in Vernon.

More information about Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend: HERE

 

 

 


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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Day Three

Written by scoopsnews on May 19, 2019 – 11:51 am -

From Day Three:

In today’s times, Day Three would be classed as a new artist, however, none of its members are new to the Southern Gospel Music industry. Co-founders Scott Washam, Amy Dunnam and Bo Sullivan have been involved in Gospel music with different ministries dating back to the early ’90’s.
On July 25th, 2014, a new ministry was birthed on the stage of the Alabama Quartet Convention when Amy and Scott sang with Barry Rowland and Shawn Rupert of Barry Rowland and Deliverance. The four of them would sing what has become Day Three’s signature song, “Royal Descendant”.
Scott Washam, Bo Sullivan (both members of Azalea City Quartet) and Amy Dunnam (soloist) begin singing the song at concerts that would follow in the the next  few years.  As time passed, more requests to sing other songs became the new normal.
None of the three realized at the time what God was up to. He was orchestrating a new ministry that would later become affectionately known as the Amy Dunnam Trio. Most people recognize the name Amy Dunnam and Azalea City Quartet, but the three decided that it’s time for a new start; a ‘new seed to plant’.
Refusing to rest on past successes, awards and accolades, the three of them left their comfort zones, and started the process of      rebranding the group with a new identity.
Day Three’s unique blend of music genres, arrangement sytlings and clean vocals have made them one of the regions top ministries in a short amount of time. Day Three is excited to see what God has in store for them.
​    The number three is very significant in the bible. Of course, the obvious correlation is Resurrection Day, but Day Three challenges you to think outside be box. On Day Three God created new ground with new seeds bearing new growth.
Bo, Amy, and Scott want to be used and to serve anywhere God opens a door. “We want to be willing vessels that God can use for His purpose.” Day Three is also the official host group of the Alabama Quartet Convention held each year the last weekend of July in Mobile, AL.  For more information about that event, visit: www.thealqc.com.

Come meet Day Three in Vernon , Alabama at Gospel Music Weekend.

Here is a poster with a complete lineup of Artists for the event.

More information about Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend: HERE

 


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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Chronicle

Written by scoopsnews on May 11, 2019 – 7:07 am -

Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Chronicle

From Chronicle:

Chronicle is from Denham Springs, Louisiana. We are so thankful to God that we have had the opportunity to sing and minister across the southern United States. Group members are Tim Kinchen and Missy Kinchen. Chronicle will bring great southern and country gospel music along with praise and worship to it’s audiences. We also share God’s word, when given the opportunity, following the leadership  of the Holy Spirit. We use tracks along with saxophone and acoustic guitar.
It is such a privilege and honor for us to work with our producer Ricky Atkinson and Resting Place Music. This partnership along with much prayer has allowed our music to be shared across the airways at radio, we are so thankful to God for this.
We  attend local churches in the Livingston Parish area, and all have conservative christian values. We believe that salvation only comes through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We want to thank all who have contributed to the growth and success of Chronicle. Mostly we thank God for opening the doors and providing the means needed, to spread His glorious gospel. We are looking forward to seeing you in Vernon, Alabama on September 6th and 7th!

Here is a poster with a complete lineup of Artists for the event.

More information about Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend: HERE


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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend- “Spotlight Artist”- Eagle’s Wings

Written by scoopsnews on April 17, 2019 – 11:50 am -

Eagle’s Wings Returns To Southern Gospel Weekend 2018

Eagle’s Wings

Meet the Spotlight Artist of the Week for Vernon, Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend.

Eagle’s Wings is a Bluegrass/Southern Gospel band that hails from Jasper, Alabama. The group consists of members DarryleWilson, Debra Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Kevin Chambers, and Jacob Patterson.

Originally conceived as an acoustic, Southern Gospel band with the intention of doing standard Southern Gospel songs with an acoustic flair, they soon added a banjo to the mix and from then on, they were considered a Bluegrass group.

The band first performed in 2008 under a different name which they soon changed to Eagle’s Wings, based off of Debra Wilson’s life verse, found in Isaiah 40:31

Soon, after forming, they decided they didn’t want to only do covers of songs, and the band began to write and perform their own songs.

Career highlights include winning a showcase at NQC and getting to perform on mainstage as well as getting to open for some of their favorite groups like, The Isaacs and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.

They’ve recently had their first #1 song in the Singing News Bluegrass Charts with their version of “King Jesus”,  promoted by Hey Y’all Media.

“Our main goal is to see souls saved, and spirits lifted, but also to see toes tapping and hands clapping”, states Matt Wilson of the group.

Here is a poster with a complete lineup of Artists for the event.

More information on Eagle’s Wings: HERE

More information about Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend: HERE


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2019 Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

Written by Staff on March 29, 2019 – 3:46 pm -

Vernon Alabama's Gospel Music Weekend

 

Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend will be held Sept. 6 – 7, 2019 at the City Auditorium in downtown Vernon, Alabama. This family-friendly event is open to all ages and groups. Admission is free.

The weekend will feature multi-talented gospel artists showcasing a variety of musical styles, including Southern Gospel, Christian Country, and Bluegrass. Evening concerts begin at 6:00 p.m.

Many artists appearing are M.A.C. Records recording artists, including Jesse Reece, Jessica Horton, McKay Project, Carol Barham, Kenny Gardner, and Amy Richardson.

Also appearing are special guests the Bibletones, Eagle’s Wings, Day Three, Chronicle, Hope’s Journey,  The Riders, Gloryland, and Zion’s Way.

 

In addition to the nightly concerts, this year there will be a Saturday afternoon showcase concert featuring various regional artists. Concessions will be available.

Artists interested in performing during the showcase are invited to call the promoter listed below.

General admission is free, however, VIP passes are available this year. VIP guests will receive special priority seating, a bag of merchandise, and a private meet and greet reception with the artists. VIP passes are only $25.

Artists wishing to participate in the showcase, or for more information and VIP passes, email info@macrecords.net or call 662.889.2829 . For more information about the artists, sponsors, hotel accommodations, and restaurants, visit facebook.com/macnightofworship/

 


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