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Concert December 3 with Diplomats, Archie Watkins & Smokey Mountain Reunion, The Barkers Voices Won

Written by SGN Scoops on November 30, 2011 – 3:08 pm -

COMING UP IN JUST A FEW DAYS DECEMBER 3 – 6:30 PM AT CHATTAHOOCHEE TECH – NORTH METRO CAMPUS – 5198 ROSS ROAD – ACWORTH, GEORGIA (I-AT EXIT 278) – THE DIPLOMATS – ARCHIE WATKINS & SMOKEY MOUNTAIN REUNION – LES BEASLEY – VOICES WON – THE BARKERS – DANNY JONES emcee.  HOPE YOU WILL BE THERE.  $10.00 AT THE DOOR PLUS AN OFFERING WILL BE RECEIVED TO HELP WITH THE EXPENSES.  DOORS OPEN NO LATER THAN 5:30 PM.


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Voices Won 10th Anniversary Concert Nov 11th & 12th

Written by SGN Scoops on October 20, 2011 – 6:33 am -

Voices Won will be hosting their 10th Anniversary Concert on November 11th and 12th in Dalton Georgia.  The trio of brothers have work diligently in years past to present unforgettable nights of gospel music in their home-town. This year’s line up promises to do the same.  In addition to performances by Voices Won both Friday and Saturday, some of the most well known names in Southern Gospel Music are scheduled to perform at the Crosspointe Christian Centre.

On Friday, the special guests are  Triumphant Quartet and Karen Peck and New River.  On Saturday,  Greater Vision, The Perrys, and Mark Bishop will be performing. Danny Jones of Singing News will be the guest emcee both nights.

Friday night’s concert begins at 7:00 P.M. and Saturday’s starts at 6:00 P.M. Dinner and concessions will be available each night.  The doors open at 5:30 on Friday and 4:30 on Saturday.

The concert location is: 2681 Underwood Street, Dalton, GA 30719. 

Ticket Info:  Advance Price- 2 day Pass $25/Nightly $15.  Tickets purchased   at the door will be $20 nightly.

For more information, visit http://voiceswon.com/ 

or call 706-218-8691.


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Concert Review Exclusive

Written by SGN Scoops on August 16, 2011 – 5:05 am -

Paul Belcher Promotions scheduled a concert that was sure to delight Southern Gospel fans for Saturday August 13, 2011. Voices Won, The Old Paths, The Hoppers and Gold City Quartet graced the stage at the historical Memorial Auditorium and indeed delighted the fans in Chattanooga Tennessee.

Voices Won kicked off the night with confidence singing, “I Was There When It Happened” followed by “Fishing Trip.” The trio of brothers sang songs from each of their albums, but captured the heart of the audience when Jaron strapped on the guitar and opened the floor for requests.  “It Is Well” was called out from the audience. The men wrapped their beautiful family harmony around the cherished lyrics of the hymn and ushered in the presence of the Lord. Before their set was over, Voices Won sang a touching rendition of “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus, and then “Guess What Zacchaeus Found, “Road Less Traveled”  and challenged the audience to stand up for what is right by singing “The Basics of Life.”

Following Voices Won, the Chattanooga crowd welcomed The Old Paths to the stage. Fans clapped along as they sang “Wedding Music.” The Old Paths kept the audience engaged as they stirred kindred spirits with their version of the familiar, “Oh What A Savior.”  The quartet showed that they can praise the Lord, but they also know how to have fun too. The funniest highlight of the evening was when tenor, Jeremy Peace switched parts with bass, Brandon Barry. No, that’s not a mis-print.  The tenor sang bass and the bass sang tenor. Yes- the others joined right in there, but the crowd went wild as Jeremy slid to the basement while Brandon stretched to the rafters (vocally speaking- of course).  The Old Paths transitioned with a testimony from the fun moment to a much more serious tone as they sang “Too Far Gone” and “Eye of the Storm.”

America’s Favorite Family-The Hoppers added intensity to the atmosphere as they came on stage singing “Yahweh.”  Confronted by the powerful message of the song, the audience responded in worship.  After “Yahweh,” Kim Hopper gave a shout-out to a little boy, and sang his favorite Hopper’s song.

 Claude Hopper with his quick wit quickly brought humor back into the building claiming he lived so far back in the day he used to play a kerosene guitar!  Get it? KEROSENE guitar! There were 2 groups of laughers- the ones that got the joke right away, and the ones that had to process it, but everyone laughed!

As a master lyric interpreter, Kim Hopper used every talent within to convince the audience that God’s grace will always be greater than our sin. Again, the audience responded with worship.

 Mike Hopper show-cased his expertise on the drums and also sang with the group proving his vocal talents throughout the set. There is no doubt, there is an ocean of talent within the family- but they have a special way of captivating the audience with a sweet sincerity. Perhaps the most touching part of the Hopper’s performance was when Connie Hopper testified that she had come too far to look back. Once the familiar tune was over, she led the group into singing the last few lines slowly over and over again allowing the message to sink deeply into the hearts of the people. 

The Hoppers sang many fan-favorites including “Something’s Happening,” prompting fans to their feet during the set, but as expected- “Jerusalem” was the most favorite song of all- hands down! The Hoppers gave an electrifying performance of “Jerusalem” as if the song was brand new. It was astounding, anointed and most likely produced “God-bumps” across the building.

Gold City finally took possession of the stage with zeal.  The crowd responded with enthusiasm to “By His Grace, For His Glory and “Bread Upon The Water.” Many hands were lifted in praise and many southern accented “amens” rang out as Gold City sang “He’s Still On The Throne.” 

Daniel Riley shared his thoughts regarding the sovereignty of God.  “God is not logical. He does things we can’t do.” Riley continued, “How sad would it be if God was on the same level as we are?”  With a gentle voice, but powerful conviction Riley continued to share: “There are false prophets, false leaders in the last days, they are infiltrating churches.  We have ‘feel good’ churches. We love to sing in churches, but some won’t let us or other groups in because our songs talk about the blood, about repentance, the cross and redemption. They say, some people might get offended. As long as I have breath I will sing songs about the blood, about the cross and it’s time God’s people stand on those truths.” On a roll, Riley went on to say: “Every knee will bow; every tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord.  Truth will stand when this world is on fire, the truth is marching on.”  Gold City then belted out, “His Truth Is Marching On” resulting in a standing ovation.

Eager fans raced to the hallway to greet the groups during a brief intermission, then returned to the auditorium for the conclusion of the concert. Each group sang a few songs each to finish the night. 

 Arm in arm and with a spring in their step, The Hoppers nearly sang the lights out and the roof off with “Shoutin’ Time,” then Dean Hopper shared details about brother in law, Tony Greene’s homegoing.  Kim followed Dean by singing a tribute to her brother.  It was tender moment as she sang through tears and sweetly whispered, “All the Lord asks is for us to be faithful…Well done, little brother, I love you,”  at the end of the song. Out of respect for Tony and admiration for Kim, the crowd rose to their feet.

The fans left the auditorium encouraged by the promise of Christ’s return. Tim Riley had reminded the crowd of this promise, the need to be prepared for it, and sang “Midnight Cry,” concluding the evening in the most fitting way.

Thank you to Paul Belcher Promotions for providing SGNScoops admission to great night of Southern Gospel Music and Ministry and thank you to Voices Won, The Old Paths, The Hoppers and Gold City for pouring the love of Christ into the hearts of the people in Chattanooga TN.

Story- Rhonda Frye, Photos- Eric Frye

 

 


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Chattanooga TN Welcomes The Hoppers, Gold City, Old Paths and Voices Won August 13

Written by SGN Scoops on August 11, 2011 – 3:50 am -

Paul Belcher Promotions presents a night of unforgettable Southern Gospel Music on Saturday August 13, 2011 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Gold City Quartet, The Hoppers,  and Singing News Fan Award Nominees- Voices Won and The Old Paths will be performing at the Memorial Auditorium.  The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30.

Tickets are one sale and can be purchased by phone at 423-253-7900 or by mail at P.O. Box 808, Telico Plains, TN. Tickets can also be purchased at Sonshine Book Store at 1841 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

For more information, visit: http://paulbelcher.com/index.asp


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Chattanooga, TN Gets Ready For Great Night Of Southern Gospel Music

Written by SGN Scoops on July 25, 2011 – 4:08 pm -

Paul Belcher Promotions presents a night of unforgettable Southern Gospel Music on Saturday August 13, 2011 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Gold City Quartet, The Hoppers,  and Singing News Fan Award Nominees- Voices Won and The Old Paths will be performing at the Memorial Auditorium.  The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30.

Tickets are one sale and can be purchased by phone at 423-253-7900 or by mail at P.O. Box 808, Telico Plains, TN. Tickets can also be purchased at Sonshine Book Store at 1841 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

For more information, visit: http://paulbelcher.com/index.asp


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Collingsworth Family and Voices Won Well Received In Chattanooga

Written by Rhonda on August 16, 2010 – 9:41 am -

(on site report- Rhonda Frye)

Chattanooga  Tennessee’s “Tivoli Theater” known as “The Jewel of the South” was built in 1921 and renovated in 1989.  History says this Italian Renaissance “showplace of elegance” was designed to transport patrons into a world of richness and splendor. As beautiful as it is, the cosmetic beauty of the Tivoli couldn’t compare to the richness and splendor of God’s glory as the Holy Presence of God filled the theater- ushered in through the music of the Collingsworth Family and Voices Won. 

 
It was a special night for Voices Won, a trio of brothers from neighboring, Dalton GA.  In a blog posted on Voices Won’s website, Staclynn tells the story of the Tivoli Theater being the place where God planted the dream to sing gospel music into his heart.  Voices Won quickly won the approval of the audience with sincere dispositions and tight harmonies that only blood relatives could possibly produce.  The brothers sang a variety of songs including “God’s Big Hand” and several other selections from their latest album.  Voices Won “won” the hearts of the audience by singing with only an acoustic guitar to selections chosen by the audience.
 
With much grace,elegance and anointing the Collingsworth Family took the stage sharing testimonies and amazing talents.  Husband and Wife- Phil Sr and Kim plus their 4 children  sang  together from their collection of music.  The Collingsworth family quickly displayed many talents in addition to singing.  Phil Sr played familiar worship songs including “Shout To The Lord” on the trumpet then Brooklyn and Courtney played several hymns including “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” on the violin.  “Musician of the Year” (2009 Ovation Awards) Kim Collingsworth captivated the audience as she played “My Tribute” on her personal grand concert piano.  With adoration for God seeping from her entire being as her hands graced the ivories, the entire audience was deeply moved.   
 
The Collingsworth Family transparently shared testimonies of God’s faithfulness and other big news in their lives- such as the engagement of both Brooklyn and Courtney.    Phil Collingsworth fittingly concluded the unforgettable evening by leading the congregation in singing The Doxology. 
 
Both Voices Won and the Collingsworth Family announced upcoming news.  Voices Won will open for Ernie Haase and Signature Sound on October 16 in Dalton, GA.  Voices Won is planning an Anniversary Singing including “Sisters”, “The Akins”, “Karen Peck & New River” and Mark Bishop for November 12 &13 in Dalton GA.  For more information visit http://voiceswon.com/
 
The Collingsworth Family is scheduled to release 2 new dvd’s this September one includes a “decade of memories”- A testimony of God’s faithfulness for the first 10 years in Gospel Music. For more music, dvd and concert information visit http://www.thecollingsworthfamily.com/home.shtml

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