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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

Written by scoopsnews on July 11, 2018 – 4:09 am -

2018 Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend!

Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend will be held September 7th and 8th (2018) at the City Auditorium in downtown Vernon, Alabama.

Everyone is invited! Bring your friends, family, kids, church groups, and anyone else that loves good gospel music. The weekend will feature multi-talented gospel artists showcasing a variety of musical styles including Southern Gospel, Christian Country, and Bluegrass. We will kick off the fun each evening at 6:00 p.m. No ticket required for the concerts but we are asking for a $5 donation at the door. There will be a concession stand. Great music and good food at a great price!

The lineup includes the artists of M.A.C. Records:

 

Kenny Gardner from Columbus, MS – Southern gospel and Christian country singer signed with M.A.C. Records. Known to many as “Kenny G” and that happens to be the name of his latest project – “They Call Me Kenny G”. Kenny is a powerhouse singer that has been around southern gospel music all of his life. His style reminds many of the late Kenny Hinson who was a dear friend to Kenny Gardner. Check him out on Facebook: Kenny Gardner (kenny.gardner.334)

McKay Project from Columbus, MS – Award winning Americana & Christian country duet signed with M.A.C. Records (they actually own M.A.C. Records and Studio 115A in Columbus, MS). McKay Project recently had their first #1 song on the SGN Scoops Christian Country chart with “Taking Me Home”. They are currently nominated for a prestigious Diamond Award in the category of Christian Country Group of the Year. Check them out on Facebook @mckayproject.

Carol Barham from Vernon, AL – Christian country singer/songwriter signed with M.A.C. Records. Carol was recently nominated in the category of ICGMA Female Horizon Artist of the year. She has written a number of songs that have appeared in both the Christian Country and Southern Gospel charts. Currently, her song “I Can’t Praise Him Enough” can be found in the Christian Voice Country Gospel chart at #20 and in the Christian Voice Southern Gospel chart at #66. Check her out on Facebook: Carol Barham (carol.barham.37)

Jesse Reece from Ethelsville, AL – Christian country singer/songwriter signed with M.A.C. Records. Jesse was recently nominated in the category of ICGMA Male Horizon Artist of the year. His newest self-titled project, “Jesse Reece”, has been released and features all original songs written by Jesse with one song being co-written with Gerald Crabb. Check him out on Facebook: Jesse Reece (jesse.reece.7)

Additional guest artists include:

 

The Riders from Lumberton, MS – Award winning Southern gospel trio. The Riders are a powerhouse of talent when it comes to Southern gospel music. They have a long and rich musical heritage. You may recognize them for songs like “Jerusalem” or “One Holy Morning”. Check them out at www.theridersministries.com

Day Three from Mobile, AL – This amazing Southern gospel trio is currently nominated for the prestigiousDiamond Awards in the category of Sunrise Trio of the Year. Their newest single, “Not A Failure”, is climbing the charts in the Southern gospel world. Check them out at www.day3trio.com

Eagle’s Wings from Jasper, AL – Award winning Bluegrass gospel group. Currently nominated in 4 categories for the prestigious Diamond Awards: 1) Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year; 2) Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year for “A Rugged Cross and an Empty Grave”; 3) Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year – Matthew Wilson; 4) Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year – Debra Wilson. Check them out at www.eagleswingsband.com

Zion’s Way from Brookhaven, MS – Award winning Southern gospel male quartet. Recently awarded 2018 Quartet of the Year at the 19th Annual Mississippi Quartet Convention. Check them out at www.zionswayqt.com

Danny Figgins from Front Royal, VA – This incredibly talented gospel singer and comedian is known to many as “the singing policeman” and for his amazing impersonation of Willie Nelson. He can often be found performing at Cooter’s Garage in Luray, VA, in a church, at a park or festival, or wherever the Lord opens a door. And…you never know what kind of bright, crazy jacket he may decide to wear. Check him out on Facebook: Danny L Figgins (dlfiggins)

Chronicle from Denham Springs, LA – Award winning husband and wife duet. Currently nominated for the prestigious Diamond Awards in 2 categories: Sunrise Duet of the Year and Sunrise Song of the Year for “Where Did The Wind Go”. Tim is also nominated in the category of Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year for his amazing talent on the saxophone. Check them out at www.chroniclegospelgroup.com

“We love this event and look forward to it every year! This is the 6th year that M.A.C. Records has done this event in Vernon. It is the third year that we have partnered with the City of Vernon and Coastal Media and called it Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend. We have been welcomed by the Vernon community and the outpouring of support has been fantastic. We have an amazing group of talented artists that we consider our friends who will be traveling to Vernon this year. We can’t wait for folks to meet them and hear their wonderful music. We hope everyone will make plans to join us at some point during the weekend,” said Dennis McKay – Owner of M.A.C. Records.

For more information about the artists, sponsors, hotel accommodations, restaurants, the concert schedule, etc be sure to check out the Facebook page – Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend (@macnightofworship). We will be posting information over the next several weeks as the event gets closer. Special thanks to our corporate sponsors: The City of Vernon, Exceed Technologies, Coastal Media Group, and M.A.C. Records.


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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend 2018

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 9, 2018 – 1:34 pm -

Looking for gospel music events to put on your 2018 calendar? Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend 2018 is going to be one of those “don’t miss events” to add to your list. The dates are September 7th and 8th at the Vernon City Auditorium in Vernon, Alabama.

“We look forward to the Vernon event each year and appreciate all the support for gospel music from the city of Vernon and the surrounding community. The 2018 event is going to be a little different than last year. We are featuring the talented artists of M.A.C. Records along with a handful of guest V.I.P. artists that have been invited to Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend. We want the community to come out and enjoy two evenings of gospel music without wearing them out and at the same time give the artists the opportunity to share their music and ministry,” commented Dennis McKay of M.A.C. Records.

Rob Patz,Vonda Easley, Leslie McKay, Dennis McKay (board members for event)

Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend started out several years ago as a M.A.C. Records event (M.A.C. Night of Worship) hosted by Dennis and Leslie McKay that featured just the artists of M.A.C. Records. The M.A.C. artists remain central to Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend and the 2018 event will continue the tradition of featuring those talented artists. This year’s event will feature the following: Kenny Gardner, Carol Barham, Jesse Reece, Purpose, Trinity 3, and McKay Project.

“Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend is always an enjoyable and unique musical event,” says Rob Patz of Coastal Media Group and SGNScoops Magazine. “I’m anticipating a great weekend in September and invite all of friends to join me.”

As mentioned, this year’s event will include V.I.P. artists that have been extended a special invitation to participate and share their music and ministry. Invitations went out to five artists and we are pleased to announce the following V.I.P. artists for Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend 2018: Eagles Wings, The Riders, Day Three, Chronicle, and The Drummond Family.

To keep up with the latest news and info, check out the Facebook page: Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend. We hope to see you in September in Alabama! HERE


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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend: Where is Vernon?

Written by Staff on August 26, 2017 – 9:49 am -

McKay Project to appear at Vernon Alabama's Southern Gospel Weekend

McKay Project to appear at Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

Through social media, folks have seen the fun we have at Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, and they say, “Hey, I want to come to Vernon.”

However, then, they follow it up with, “Where is Vernon?” I just have to laugh.

Every time I describe where Vernon is located, I always find myself thinking about the things I have come to love about Vernon. It is a wonderful town with southern charm and a down-home feeling of community that is just part of the South. It is the kind of town where everyone is your neighbor. It’s the kind of town that is perfect for an event like Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, which will be held from Sept. 8-9. We are excited to host more than 20 Gospel artists from across the country for two days of great concerts, fun, and fellowship that can only be found in a community like Vernon. It’s like magic.

Vernon is steeped in history, and I did a little checking to see just how far back the city of Vernon goes. Vernon is the county seat of Lamar County, but the county hasn’t always been called Lamar. It started out as Jones County and was abolished in 1867. Then, in 1868, it was established again as Sanford County, but that was done away with. Finally, in 1877, the county was named Lamar County. Just like the county, Vernon wasn’t always the name of the town. It started out as Swayne but was changed to Vernon in 1868 in honor of Edmond Vernon, who also served as the first mayor. I found copies of old newspapers online with news and happenings for Vernon, and it has always been a thriving town with lots of life.

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Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 16, 2017 – 9:23 am -

Vernon Alabama's Gospel Music Weekend

Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend

There’s an excitement in the air about Gospel Music Weekend!
Check out the artist lineup and events that will take place in Vernon, Alabama on September 8th and 9th below.
“We are excited about the songwriting class that will be taught by Dr. Jeff Steele, states Vonda Easley, board member for the event. I have co-written several songs with Brother Jeff and I believe this class will be a tremendous asset to many attendees.”

For information:  info@macrecords.net or contact Dennis McKay at 662-889-2829 or Rob Patz at 360-933-0741. Find us on facebook HERE

Check out the video below of Dennis and Leslie McKay, founders of Gospel Music Weekend and owners of M.A.C. Records, as they talk about the upcoming event.


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