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Award-winning Country Music Singer Bradley Walker Checks Item Off Bucket List with All-new Recording

Written by Staff on September 14, 2017 – 6:20 am -

Award-winning Country Music Singer Bradley Walker Checks Item Off Bucket List with All-new Recording

Award-winning Country Music Singer Bradley Walker Checks Item Off Bucket List
with All-new Recording

2017 GMA DOVE Award Nominee Blessed with New Gospel CD and DVD

Walker Joined by Many of His Musical Heroes on Upcoming Studio Recording that Follows His Chart-topping Gospel Music Debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—September 12th, 2017– Country singer and GMA DOVE Award nominee Bradley Walker has just completed an all-new, studio recording and LIVE concert DVD of gospel songs and hymns that will be released on October 6th. Produced by Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs), Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith (Gaither Music Group) captures many of the songs that inspired Walker to become a singer.

“As a singer, I’d have to say an album like this has always been on my ‘bucket list,’” described Walker. “I have always hoped I would have the chance to make a record full of classic gospel songs that I’ve grown up on, with some new ones thrown in, and make it a good representation of who I am musically. I believe we’ve done that.”

That accomplishment not only finds the Alabama native fulfilling a lifelong dream but doing so alongside some of his musical influences and heroes.

“Ben [Isaacs] and I wanted to capture the combination of country, bluegrass, and gospel that we both love so much; and I’m so thrilled for folks to hear how it came together,” stated Walker. “We also asked several of my favorite singers on the planet to be on this album with me. These are folks who I’ve listened to and admired for many years and who I’m proud to say have all become friends.”

That group of friends includes the legendary Vince Gill, who joined Walker for “Drifting Too Far from the Shore,” a classic previously performed by Hank Williams, Sr. and Emmylou Harris among others. Award-winning songstress Alison Krauss lent her vocals to Walker’s rendition of “Angel Band,” and bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent added her talent to the gospel classic “One Day at a Time.” Country and Gospel Music Hall of Famers Jimmy Fortune and The Oak Ridge Boys performed on the new recording in addition to the GRAMMY®-nominated Isaacs and 15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Skaggs.

The LIVE concert DVD recording, filmed in Alexandria, Indiana, features an all-star cast of musicians including Isaacs and soloist Charlotte Ritchie. Hosted by Gaither Music Group’s founder Bill Gaither, the DVD spotlights Walker’s heart for this style of music and his dream to record this collection of songs.

“My country music heroes made some of the best gospel records of all-time, in my opinion,” said Walker. “…folks like Vern Gosdin, Conway Twitty and so many more. People have told me for years, ‘You need to make a gospel album!’ Well, here it is, and I hope it is something that will be a blessing to folks for a long time. This is all another dream come true, and I feel so honored…so fortunate…and so incredibly BLESSED!”

The Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith CD and DVD recordings will be airing this fall as part of a TV special on networks including TBN, RFD-TV, PBS, The Heartland Network, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and Gaither TV (available on Roku, Google and the Internet). It will be airing in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.

Bradley Walker, Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith DVD cover art

Bradley Walker, Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith DVD cover art

Known for his unequivocal baritone voice and inspiring story, this International Bluegrass Male Vocalist of the Year Award winner received his first three GMA DOVE nominations this year surrounding his release Call Me Old-Fashioned (Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings), produced by longtime friend, singer and songwriter Rory Feek (Joey+Rory). A well-loved performer for years among country and bluegrass music circles, Walker garnered nods for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year, Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year and Southern Gospel Song of the Year.

That debut recording landed at #9 on the Country Albums chart, #4 on the Contemporary Christian Albums chart and at #1 on the Bluegrass Albums chart in 2016. The companion DVD, hosted by Rory Feek (Joey+Rory), topped the Christian Music Video chart and landed at #1 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart.

Blessed, Hymns and Songs of Faith is exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com. The recording will also be available this fall at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®.

For a preview of the DVD visit: https://youtu.be/vhGjoFRM9aY.
To pre-buy the CD and DVD visit: Amazon: http://capcmg.me/BW.BlessedDVD.AM, iTunes: http://capcmg.me/BW.Blessed.iT or the Gaither Store: http://capcmg.me/BW.Blessed
To enjoy a Facebook Live Event with Bradley on September 13th visit: http://capcmg.me/BW.BlessedFBLive
To join Bradley’s Facebook Fan Group visit: http://capcmg.me/BW.FriendsandFans
For further information regarding Bradley visit www.bradleywalker.com or follow him at https://www.facebook.com/bradleywalkermusic/

Blessed CD and DVD Song Listing:
1. AMAZING GRACE
2. FAMILY BIBLE (with The Oak Ridge Boys)
3. ANGEL BAND (with Alison Krauss)
4. I WILL SOMEDAY (with The Isaacs)
5. DRIFTING TOO FAR FROM THE SHORE (with Vince Gill)
6. I’LL FLY AWAY
7. CAST THE FIRST STONE
8. THE OLD RUGGED CROSS (with Jimmy Fortune)
9. BECAUSE HE LIVES (with Charlotte Ritchie and Ben Isaacs)
10. SAY SOMETHING
11. VICTORY IN JESUS
12. ONE DAY AT A TIME (with Rhonda Vincent)
13. WHO WILL SING FOR ME (with Ricky Skaggs)

Bradley Walker Photo by: Russ Harrington

Bradley Walker
Photo by: Russ Harrington

ABOUT BRADLEY WALKER
Country singer Bradley Walker is a storyteller. His unmistakable, baritone vocals are refreshing yet warmly familiar as are his songs about life, love, family and his Christian faith. In 2016, the IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year honoree partnered with longtime friend/songwriter Rory Feek to record a debut gospel music collection that captured his earnest style—one influenced by Haggard, Whitley, Jones, Gosdin, Milsap and others. Garnering three 2017 GMA DOVE Award nominations, those songs and his inspiring story have impacted countless people through his TV special, airing on over 15 networks.
In 2017, Walker went into the studio with longtime friend Ben Isaacs to record a traditional hymns recording that showcases his authenticity and finds him joining voices with many of his musical heroes. Whether singing on a Gaither HOMECOMING stage, “The Grand Ole Opry” or the “Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree,” this “best-kept secret in country music” continues to put a fresh spin on a timeless style with his unique, faith-infused brand of country music.

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Adam Crabb on this week’s Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

Written by Staff on February 22, 2015 – 7:09 am -

unnamedThis week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 2 of our interview with Adam Crabb and music from The Booth Brothers, Wes Hampton, Legacy Five, The Collingsworth Family, Vince Gill, The Isaacs and MORE!

Tune-in to one of the stations listed on our site or listen online for an hour of great gospel music, inspiring ministry and fun with Woody Wright and D. Scott Kramer at: 

http://GoodNewsMusicRadio.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-News-Music-Radio-with-Woody-Wright/133859493325244


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Three Bridges Releases New Album ‘Jesus Saves’

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 8, 2014 – 2:14 pm -

Three Bridges

Three Bridges

Nashville, TN (August 8, 2014) Phenomenal Award winning Gospel trio Three Bridges is proud to present their latest album entitled, “Jesus Saves”. This is Three Bridges 4th project with the Mansion Entertainment label.

The title song, penned by Glenn Bates and Glenn Ashworth is another surefire hit for Three Bridges. The song takes us down that back road where the local mission is and let’s us see how God can change the life of even one downcast and seeking help in the mission. Great message – great song. “Jesus Save, Never Fades” be listening for this tune on radio.

Another huge cut from this project is “Unknown Soldier”. Three Bridges is already scheduled to perform this song at several veterans events.

In an unprecedented move for Three Bridges this new CD is being distributed by Sony Music Entertainment’s RED – an Artist Development Company. Scheduled to be released late summer 2014. you can Pre-Order your copy of “Jesus Saves” today.

To Pre-Order the CD only go to http://goo.gl/VUjJ4l .

In addition to the new CD Three Bridges also has a brand new witness wear T-shirt to go along with the new project. To preorder the CD and T-shirt go to (Presale Special w/ T-Shirt) http://goo.gl/sTJknT

You can hear a preview of all 10 songs from “Jesus Saves” at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb9aaMNkVH0 .

In addition to the new CD, Three Bridges has been busy singing background vocals on the new T. Graham Brown project. The name of the song is “Midnight Rainbow”. The guys did background vocals and were also featured on a verse. Also guesting on the T. Graham Brown project are Leon Russell, the Oak Ridge Boys, Vince Gill, the Booth Brothers and Jason Crabb. It’s going to be an incredible project we were so honored to be invited to be part of the CD.

 


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Dustin Pyrtle Joins Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 8, 2013 – 12:32 pm -

DLQ NEW Press Photo 9748 - CopyBRISTOL, TN (April 8, 2013) — DUSTIN PYRTLE has joined DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER as vocalist and guitarist, stepping to the mic for Michael Rogers who has returned to country music. “The time I had with Doyle Lawson was nothing short of a great honor and one of the greatest experiences of my music career,” said Rogers, who has accepted a position with Syco Music/RCA Nashville recording artist Tate Stevens.

Dustin Pyrtle comes to Quicksilver fresh from Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, where he filled in for Moore during the time Russell suffered with laryngitis earlier this year. With Dustin joining Country Music Hall of Famer VINCE GILL as only two vocalists stepping to the mic for Moore this Spring, the caliber of artists Pyrtle is performing with speaks volumes of his talent. So do comments circulating in social media following his debut with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver this weekend in Hurley and Galax, Virginia, like Pyrtle is “flat out melting the vocal gig!” Doyle Lawson’s newest pick should score in spades for Quicksilver, as it appears Lawson has again picked a shining winner for Quicksilver.

The next opportunity to hear the new mix of Quicksilver will be this weekend, April 13-14, in Palm Beach, Florida, followed by shows next weekend, April 19-21, in Valdese, NC, and Princeton and Elkins, WV. For complete details, please go to Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s website at http://doylelawson.com/upcoming-shows/.


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Freedoms Crossing visits with Vince Gill back stage

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 15, 2011 – 4:27 pm -

Adam and Rebecca Reynolds of Freedom s Crossing had the privilege to meet with country music legend, Vince Gill recently in Salem, VA. While living in the Nashville area, Rebecca s father hit the road with Gill as his tour bus driver. Since that time a strong family friendship has developed. One stop on Gill s tour schedule was a city near Adam and Rebecca s hometown in Salem. Vince called them with an invitation to come to the show and shoot the breeze afterwards. Adam and Rebecca said we count it a blessing and an honor to have spent this time with one of our musical influences . Adam and Rebecca are so grateful to Vince for his time, friendship, guidance and, above all, his humble heart.


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The Award-winning Isaacs Release All-new Studio Recording Why Can’t We

Written by SGN Scoops on November 1, 2011 – 3:06 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—November 1st— Gaither Music Group celebrates today’s release of Why Can’t We, the all-new, studio recording by the award-winning Isaacs. Produced by group member and acclaimed producer Ben Isaacs, the new release, which was recorded in Nashville, follows the group’s previous recording Naturally, which remained in the Top 10 BILLBOARD Bluegrass Chart for over 71 weeks following its debut.Group member Sonya Isaacs Yeary and husband, Jimmy Yeary, along with group member Becky Isaacs Bowman, penned nine of the songs for this release. One of those new songs, penned by the Yearys with songwriter Ben Hayslip, is “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” the current hit country single by country star Martina McBride. “I was writing with Ben Hayslip and Sonya,” recalls Jimmy, “and Sonya had this idea of writing about her mom’s (Lily’s) story of surviving breast cancer. We threw around some thoughts as to how we’d approach it. We decided to let Lily tell her story, so we put her on speaker phone, and she just really told her story in detail. We based the song on that. It took us about three hours to write it. It can be difficult to put the word ‘cancer’ in a song, but we wanted to talk about breast cancer specifically and some of the hardships that come with that. We started writing it with no notion of what would happen with this song. We just loved writing it and getting it on paper. Then we got the call that Martina had heard it and loved it.”Lily Isaacs and Becky Isaacs Bowman appear alongside Katy Couric, Sheryl Crow, Robin Roberts and Hoda Kotb, among others, in McBride’s video for the song. “Sometimes when you record songs, what works in the studio may not translate to an audience,” explains Becky. “When we started writing for this record, we really had that in mind. The more that you are transparent about yourself, the more your audience can identify with you. We wanted to share our stories of survival and victories, so we wrote songs that dealt with things that we want to be transparent about in concert.”For Becky that includes the song “Waiting in the Water,” a song based on the Bible story of the blind man who had an encounter with Jesus and who was told to go to the pool and wash. “It was a two- mile journey to that well according to commentaries,” Becky describes, “and Jesus wasn’t about showmanship; but for some reason, He told the blind man to find his way to the water. I think Jesus wanted to see how strong the blind man’s faith was and how obedient he was. Jesus would be waiting in the water.“Some people are instantly healed,” continues Becky, who was diagnosed herself for ten years with a rare case of Crohns’ disease causing inflammation to her eyes and nerve endings, “and some people have to take a journey of faith. I prayed and prayed for healing and felt hopeless so many times. I felt that, like the blind man, I would have to take a step of faith and believe that He would be ‘waiting for me in the water.’ This song is my healing story, and I have found that I can talk to people in a hopeless stage, whether it’s from a long-term illness or something else, because I have been there.”The Isaacs continue their vulnerability on the release with the song “Why.” “I think we are sometimes afraid to ask ‘why’ because we don’t want to question God,” explains Becky, “but when you look at David [in the Bible] and all of his mistakes and questions, you see that in the end God called him ‘a man after His own heart.’ I don’t think God minds us asking questions. Sometimes they come from the heart…that is what God wants–a heart for Him. We all make mistakes like David did, but it’s not how you start the race; it’s how you finish the race with God.”Why Can’t We also includes the cover tunes “I Still Trust You,” “Hallelujah Turnpike” and “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary.” The group created a rendition of “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary” to perform at the Tribute to the Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither event that was held this year at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The audience as well as Bill Gaither liked it so much the group knew it would be featured on the new recording.“We like to put our twist on songs to make them sound like us,” says Ben. “You can copy others, but the things that make an impression in most any kind of music are the things that have been different. It’s ok to get the basics from inspiration; but from that, you need to be an original and find what makes a song sound like you.”The group did just that with the bluegrass tune “Hallelujah Turnpike,” a song they were asked to learn for a tv special/tribute they were doing for the legendary Lewis Family. “We thought it was a fun song and down to the styling of the fiddle, we tried to emulate Buddy Spicher, really creating a tribute to The Lewis Family legacy.“We thought it was time for a true ‘Isaacs’ band record,’” continues Ben, “I really like the title cut that says, ‘If God can forgive, then why can’t we?’ People may forgive, but we don’t often forget, and we find it hard to let go. Musically, I think the track marries this song perfectly…sometimes you only get close to that during a recording.”The Isaacs have a long history, however, of doing more than “getting close” while creating moving music. The group has received a GRAMMY® nomination, three GMA DOVE Award nominations including a win for Bluegrass Album of the Year and a 2011 nod for Christmas Album of the Year (Christmas, Gaither Music Group), two IBMA Award nominations, an ICM nom and an SPBGMA Award. They have also received fan award nominations for Band of the Year, Song of the Year, Favorite Mixed Group and Instrumentalist of the Year (Sonya); and Ben has won two IBMA Awards as a producer.

Why Can’t We is available everywhere Christian music is sold and is being distributed at retail and digitally through EMI CMG Distribution. The new recording will be positioned heavily at retail throughout the fall and winter alongside other Gaither Music Group releases and will be aired as part of a direct tv campaign on networks including GAC, RFD, INSP, GMC, TBN, FamilyNet, CTS, CTN, TCT, TLN, Airtime 1, GMTN, Grace, Legacy, Miracle and Vision.

For further information regarding The Isaacs, please visit www.TheIsaacs.com  or www.gaither.com , Follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/IsaacsMusic  and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheIsaacs .

About The Isaacs
The Isaacs is a multi-award-winning family group that blends tight harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation, winning the praise of critics and the loyalty of audiences all over the world. The Isaacs, known for their hair-raising arrangements, perform frequently at The Grand Ole Opry and are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming video and concert series. The group has performed with legendary performers such as Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry and many more.


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THE ISAACS TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AT CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT CONCERT

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2011 – 9:15 am -

NASHVILLE, TENN.  – The Isaacs are tuning up for their debut appearance on the nightly concert stage at the CMA Music Festival. The Isaacs will perform the National Anthem as part of the opening festivities for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Thursday, June 9, as part of 2011 CMA Music Festival. The evening concert also includes Jason Aldean, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, Zac Brown Band and more!

Lily Isaacs, vocalist and matriarch of the group, says: “My mother and father were survivors of the Holocaust and I still remember with pride becoming an American citizen on Ellis Island in New York when I was a child. It is an honor to sing the National Anthem with my children – Ben, Sonya and Beckie – at the CMA Music Festival.”

ABOUT THE ISAACS
The Isaacs are a multi-award-winning family group that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation, winning the appraise of critics and the loyalty of audiences all over the world. The Isaacs have been making jaw-dropping music for more the 30 years and perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming video and concert series, perform frequently with legendary performers such as: Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry, and many more.


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THE NASHVILLE CHOIR PRESENTS, “A TRIBUTE TO THE SONGS OF BILL & GLORIA GAITHER,” MAY 1 AT THE SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER IN NASHVILLE, TN

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 18, 2011 – 4:39 pm -

(Nashville, TN)  – The Nashville Choir Presents “A Tribute to the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither” at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on May 1, 2011 at 7:30PM.

This once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the Grammy and Dove Award Winning songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither will fill the hall of Nashville’s magnificent Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the sounds of The Nashville Choir and Orchestra, along with performing artists, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, The Isaacs, Buddy Greene, Russ Taff, Gordon Mote, Gary McSpadden, Sheila Walsh, Steve Green and the Gaither Vocal Band.

“I was raised on the music of Bill & Gloria Gaither and over the years have been blessed to work with them. All of us at The Nashville Choir are honored to be able to present such a tribute to true Legends of Gospel Music,” says John E. Coates, Founder and Director of The Nashville Choir. Dan Posthuma, who along with longtime Gaither associate Ronn Huff is producing the concert, adds: “The impact that Bill & Gloria’s music has had on the church in our generation is astounding. We all look forward to an inspiring and emotional evening that pays tribute to these powerful songs!”

At the Gaither’s request, the proceeds from the evening will benefit The Gospel Music Trust Fund and The Nashville Choir’s work with the homeless, Hope For Nashville.

Tickets are on sale now through the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Box Office, 615-687-6400 or online at  http://www.NashvilleSymphony.org.

ABOUT BILL & GLORIA GAITHER
“The Gaithers are to Christian music what The Beatles are to pop music,” said Donna Hilley, when the American Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers (ASCAP) named them “Gospel Songwriters of the Century.”

The Gaither’s real-life lyrics were born out of their everyday lives as full-time schoolteachers. Bill and Gloria have partnered to write more than 700 songs, including “Because He Lives,” “He Touched Me,” “Let’s Just Praise the Lord,” “Something Beautiful” and “The King is Coming,” to name just a few of the favorites. Bill and Gloria have performed in concert and shot videos around the world. Sharing their stage with countless up-and-coming artists, Bill and Gloria mentored performers such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patty, and Stephen Curtis Chapman, influencing entire generations of artists.

ABOUT THE NASHVILLE CHOIR
The Nashville Choir was formed in 2005 out of a desire to bring Nashville’s Christian community together through music. Under the direction of John E. Coates, The Nashville Choir is an organization of professional-level Christian singers united to show God’s glory in the marketplace bringing all denominations and all peoples together to worship with one voice.

In its short history, The Nashville Choir has appeared at prestigious events in the city including: 3 Community Hymn Sings with the Nashville Symphony, the annual Tennessee Prayer Breakfast since 2007, and at the Inauguration of Governor Bill Haslam. The Nashville Choir recorded “Just As I Am” for the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC, and most recently recorded the choral parts for Walt Disney’s “World Of Color” in California. The Nashville Choir’s heart is firmly planted in Nashville with benefits performed for the Salvation Army, the Rescue Mission, and Room In The Inn. For more information on The Nashville Choir, please visit www.thenashvillechoir.org


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