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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Zion’s Way Quartet

Written by scoopsnews on September 4, 2019 – 6:09 am -

Four men, with a love of Southern Gospel Quartet singing, as well as over a hundred years of combined experience in various groups, came together in the winter of 2016, to form the group known today as Zion’s Way Quartet.

From their initial concert in January 2017, opening for Dollywood’s Kingdom Heirs Quartet, to performances in Texas, Louisiana, and all over Mississippi, including The Mississippi Quartet Convention, this newly formed quartet has had the privilege of sharing their music to many great audiences in such a short time.

These audiences have grown to love Zion’s Way and have welcomed them into their churches and concert halls with open arms. In a Zion’s Way concert, you will notice quickly the talent that this quartet is blessed with. From the high tenor, to the low bass, this group has a top notch, four part harmony blend that the listener is sure to enjoy.

In just their first year of existence, Zion’s Way was awarded Favorite Male Quartet at The Mississippi Quartet Convention in 2017, as well as favorite tenor, baritone, and bass respectively.

Zion’s Way consists today of the following four men…….Jeff King, Rodney Homan, Jason Oxenrider, and Kenneth Steadman. Singing the bass part for Zion’s Way is Jeff King, from Brookhaven, MS. The newest member of the group is Rodney Homan, from Gordo, AL, singing baritone. Singing the lead part for Zion’s Way is Jason Oxenrider, from Lumberton, MS. Rounding out this quartet is Kenneth Steadmen, from Cleveland, MS, who sings tenor for the group.

What can you expect at a Zion’s Way Concert? First and foremost, you can expect an atmosphere of worship and praise, lifting up The Lord Jesus Christ. You will see all four men give it their all, singing their hearts out on both new songs, as well as songs that the audience will be sure to recognize and be able to interact with.

Zion’s Way wants to reach souls for Christ and also be used to encourage the Christian to keep moving forward for Christ. Zion’s Way wants to see you at Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend. The event will take place this weekend, September 6th and 7th in Vernon, Alabama.

Here is a complete line-up of the event.

See You There!


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

Written by scoopsnews on August 23, 2019 – 5:20 am -

Meet this weeks “Spotlight Artist” for upcoming Gospel Music Weekend in Vernon Alabama, The Riders.

In March 1992, a brother, sister, and church friend began singing specials in their home church.    What began as singing specials in church, led to a family singing ministry that has spanned the past 27 years. Because of much prayer, commitment, sacrifice, and hard work, this family group has seen the Lord open many doors for their ministry. Having had the privilege to sing and minister throughout many eastern states, The ‘Riders have met many special people and have seen God work in peoples lives from many different walks of life.

It is the desire of The ‘Riders to continue to allow God to use them as an instrument to lead people to the realization that they need a savior. The ‘Riders want to serve as a tool of encouragement to the discouraged. If The ‘Riders do nothing else, this family group wants to leave every one of their concerts knowing that they gave their all in their performance, helped someone leave the event in a better way than when they came, and, most importantly, reflect a Godly life in every thing they say, sing, or do.

The Riders will be at Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend on September 6th and 7th.

Here is a complete Line-Up of the event… See you there!

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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Amy Richardson

Written by scoopsnews on July 21, 2019 – 2:49 pm -

Meet Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Spotlight Artist- Amy Richardson.

Amy Richardson is an MAC recording artist.  She and her husband,Bobby, attend the Starkville Church of God where Amy is the children’s pastor.  She has been singing since an early age in church as well as joining a Southern Gospel Group called “Banners of Love” in her teenage years.  A love for singing has found her on the stage leading choirs and ministering in churches for 25 plus years.  Two of her songs, “Send Me” and “Sweet Whispers” have graced the charts.  When she isn’t singing, Amy and Bobby own New Journey Radio and you’ll find her behind the scenes.  

Here is a complete lineup of the event:

See you soon in Vernon, Alabama!


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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.

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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.

See you in Vernon, Alabama!


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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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