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Check out three new albums from Crossroads: Three Bridges, Steve Ladd, Wisecarvers

Written by Staff on October 12, 2018 – 6:28 am -

New albums from Crossroads: Three Bridges, Steve Ladd, Wisecarvers

    New albums from Crossroads: Three Bridges, Steve Ladd, Wisecarvers

Arden, NC. (September 28, 2018) – Three Bridges, Steve Ladd and The Wiscarvers’ latest albums are now available from Crossroads.

Three Bridges is proclaiming that God’s word is for all generations and all people with their upcoming album, Our Story. With energetic vocals and poignant reminders of what God can do, Three Bridges brings the power of faith, mercy and grace to the forefront of their music.

Listen to Our StoryHERE.

New albums from Crossroads: Three Bridges, Steve Ladd, Wisecarvers

New albums from Crossroads: Three Bridges, Steve Ladd, Wisecarvers

Gospel singer Steve Ladd is continuing to spread the word of Christ by crafting music for all tastes with his newest project, Come Up Clean on Sonlite Records. With powerhouse vocals and music that brings in elements of other genres, Ladd creates an upbeat and soulful EP that carries a traditional message in a modern way.

Listen to Come Up Clean HERE.

New albums from Crossroads: Three Bridges, Steve Ladd, Wisecarvers

New albums from Crossroads: Three Bridges, Steve Ladd, Wisecarvers

With their upcoming release, SilhouetteThe Wisecarvers are stating who they are and how they want to be seen — as the likeness of Jesus. When someone sees silhouettes, they can see there’s a person, but not who it is. This talented family wants you to shift your focus from them to see Jesus through their ministry.

Listen to SilhouetteHERE.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Three Bridges, The Wisecarvers and Steve Ladd release new singles

Written by Staff on August 3, 2018 – 9:52 am -

Three Bridges tells "Our Story"

Three Bridges

Arden, NC. (August 3, 2018) – Three BridgesThe Wisecarvers and Steve Ladd have all released singles from their upcoming albums due out in the fall.

“Good News Never Gets Old” off of Three Bridges’ Our Story reminds that no matter how long ago Christ lived, the power of His message is carried on through the Bible and the generations who continue to preach it. It’s an open invitation for anyone to discover God’s goodness.

Listen to “Good News Never Gets Old” HERE.

The Wisecarvers want fans to see the likeness of Christ with "Silhouette"

The Wisecarvers

“Silhouette,” the title track from The Wisecarvers’ upcoming album, is an upbeat tune written by Kaila Wisecarver and features Chase Wisecarver with a strong lyric. It reminds us that each day we have the opportunity to be the light in a dark world.

Listen to “Silhouette” HERE.

Steve Ladd

Steve Ladd

“The Thing About A Valley,” the first single from Steve Ladd’s Come Up Clean, sets the tone for the project with its contemporary, upbeat music and message that “the thing about a valley” is that it reminds you to look up to God in times of darkness.

Listen to “The Thing About A Valley” HERE.

All three projects will be released September 28 from Crossroads and are available for pre-order now.

About Three Bridges
Three Bridges’ music is rooted in traditional “Southern gospel” and “black gospel” music. This blended style has made Three Bridges an internationally-acclaimed Gospel group — one that is known for tight harmonies, a unique vocal style, an exciting and energy packed stage presence and, most importantly, for spreading the joy of the Good News of Christ. They have entertained and ministered to millions through their recordings, TV appearances and live shows — which is why Three Bridges has quickly become one of the most prominent Gospel groups in Christian music today. Three Bridges has enjoyed great radio success on the Southern Gospel Music Charts, including seven top 10′s and three #1′s. The trio consists of Elliott McCoy (founder and baritone), Shannon Smith (lead) and Jeremie Hudson (tenor). Although from varied backgrounds and hailing from different parts of the country, God brought these three men together for His purpose and glory. They minister wherever God calls them to spread His Word through music.

About The Wisecarvers
Celebrating over a decade in ministry, Dove Award nominated group, The Wisecarvers, are steadily becoming known as one of Christian music’s most dynamic groups. What started as singing a few songs at family reunions and local churches has now blossomed into a worldwide ministry, reaching not only the United States, but into Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Netherlands. This tight knit family has released a steady stream of chart topping singles, including originally penned songs “Just To Save Me,” “Turn Back Time,” “I Need You,” “Falling In Place”, “Plain And Simple”, and Singing News Top 10 radio hits “Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me” and “It Was Jesus!” With songwriting being such a large aspect of the group’s ministry, it allows them to share their personal stories and testimonies. Each member has a unique writing style but enjoys coming together to write as a team, drawing from their individual experiences. The Wisecarvers have been invited to perform as Main Stage Artist at Southern Gospel’s largest gathering, the National Quartet Convention, and at Dolly Parton’s exciting theme park, Dollywood! However, you’ll find them most often at churches across the country, sharing the message that God has laid on their hearts. With a special emphasis on ministering to other families, they have hosted their annual “It’s A Family Thing” Smoky Mountain Weekend Getaway since 2015. The retreat provides a place for not only families, but couples, youth groups and friends to reconnect with each other and refocus on their relationship with Christ. This event has become a staple of their ministry.

About Steve Ladd
As early as five years old while growing up in Dayton, Ohio, Steve Ladd felt the call of God to minister through song.  The son of an evangelist, the youngster would mature to become one of the most well-liked and respected group member for some of America’s most award-winning Christian music ensembles like Gold City and The Anchormen.  Although still considered a young artist, Ladd has spent the last four years traveling extensively both domestically and internationally. Performing inspirational songs like “Preach the Word” has become a personal anthem of encouragement Ladd takes wherever he goes and he reports “God moves and lives that are broken and hurting are leaving changed and encouraged at my services.” Professionally, Ladd has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, nominated for “New Artist of the Year,” has had five Top 40 Singles and on release day, and his latest album, No Excuses, No Regrets was in the Top 20 chart for iTunes Christian music. Steve, his wife and two children are also ministry partners with Compassion International. While the beginning of an extraordinary journey started with his family, evolved into being an integral part of some of the most award-winning Christian ensembles, the last few years as a solo artist have proven the Lord’s faithfulness in his family, his ministry, and his life.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.Read the full SGNScoops Magazine July 2018 HERE

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The Wisecarvers want fans to see the likeness of Christ with “Silhouette”

Written by Staff on August 2, 2018 – 9:35 am -

The Wisecarvers want fans to see the likeness of Christ with "Silhouette"

The Wisecarvers want fans to see the likeness of Christ with “Silhouette”

Arden, NC. (July 30, 2018) – With their upcoming release, Silhouette, The Wisecarvers are stating who they are and how they want to be seen — as the likeness of Jesus. When someone sees silhouettes, they can see there’s a person, but not who it is. This talented family wants you to shift your focus from them to see Jesus through their ministry. Find them on the web here.

From the first note of “Begin With You,” listeners will know Chase, Dustin, Kaila, Tammy and Vince Wisecarver poured their souls into the new album. The songs, all penned by family members except for one, range from the driving sounds of “Love You Still” to the quiet inner perspective of “Potter’s Wheel.” The album closes with the classic “Amazing Grace” featuring authentic vocals and Dustin on harmonica.

The album’s title track and first single, to be released August 3, is an upbeat tune written by Kaila and features Chase with a strong lyric. It reminds us that each day we have the opportunity to be the light in a dark world.

I want You to shine, Like the brightest daylight
Til the world can’t get a glimpse of who I am
I want them to see, You and not me
So the only thing that’s left is just a silhouette
“When You Look At Me” features Kaila with a thought-provoking lyric that carries on the theme of how we are perceived, but this time from God’s point of view. “When You look at me do You see anything that makes You smile?” asking God if we are living a pleasing life in His sight.

Tammy Wisecarver shares, “For months now since we’ve been working on Silhouette, we’ve known that it was something special, something different. As each aspect of the album started coming together, we could feel that God was using these songs in a powerful way in our own lives, and we pray that from the moment folks hear the first note, they feel not only encouraged and uplifted, but challenged to be all that God has planned for them to be and nothing less. All of the Crossroads team worked diligently to make each part of this recording the best it could be and their hard work is evident in the final product! We can’t wait to share it with everyone!”

The Wiscarvers SilhouetteSilhouette will be released September 28 on Skyland Records. Pre-order it HERE.

About The Wisecarvers
Celebrating over a decade in ministry, Dove Award nominated group, The Wisecarvers, are steadily becoming known as one of Christian music’s most dynamic groups. What started as singing a few songs at family reunions and local churches has now blossomed into a worldwide ministry, reaching not only the United States, but into Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Netherlands. This tight knit family has released a steady stream of chart topping singles, including originally penned songs “Just To Save Me,” “Turn Back Time,” “I Need You,” “Falling In Place”, “Plain And Simple”, and Singing News Top 10 radio hits “Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me” and “It Was Jesus!” With songwriting being such a large aspect of the group’s ministry, it allows them to share their personal stories and testimonies. Each member has a unique writing style but enjoys coming together to write as a team, drawing from their individual experiences. The Wisecarvers have been invited to perform as Main Stage Artist at Southern Gospel’s largest gathering, the National Quartet Convention, and at Dolly Parton’s exciting theme park, Dollywood! However, you’ll find them most often at churches across the country, sharing the message that God has laid on their hearts. With a special emphasis on ministering to other families, they have hosted their annual “It’s A Family Thing” Smoky Mountain Weekend Getaway since 2015. The retreat provides a place for not only families, but couples, youth groups and friends to reconnect with each other and refocus on their relationship with Christ. This event has become a staple of their ministry.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts Making an Impact

Written by Staff on May 4, 2018 – 10:07 am -

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Concert Series Making an Impact

Lowesville Gospel Concerts stage

Charlie Griffin of SGNScoops’ Magazine tells the

story of one of the fastest growing gospel concert series

Carroll Cooke is a man on a mission, with a passion that is manifested by his actions and his love of gospel music. But when you get to know him, you will find out he just loves his family and everyone. He has never met a stranger. Gospel music is just one of his many interests.

His music is rooted in his faith. Cooke says, “I was saved when I was 10 years old. I don’t remember the church or the message. I do remember going to my dad and mom, telling them I had to go to the altar. The preacher led me in the sinner’s prayer and I accepted Jesus into my heart and he saved me forever. The preacher asked

Jordan's Bridge at Lowesville

Jordan’s Bridge at Lowesville

me to say something and all I could get out was, ‘I just want to thank him,’ ‘I just want to thank him,’ and to this day, I still just want to thank him.”

Over the years Cooke has been a singer, active church member, choir member, deacon, business owner, husband, father, and community leader. Each phase of his life has been fulfilled in so many ways. Yet in the last five years, his life has come into a richness that is being showcased in the small community of Lowesville, N.C.

His love of gospel music started at a young age. Cooke shares, “My dad (Roy A Cooke), mom (Lois Cooke), sister (now Hazel Sain), and I began singing as a quartet when I was six years old. We did this every weekend for about 15 years, then the next 40 years, I served as minister of music at different churches in and around the surrounding counties.

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts

Carroll Cooke and his wife, Barbara

I have only been trying to promote our music since late 2012.

“My dad was the most influential person in my life,” confesses Cooke. “He lived and breathed music. He was the choir director at our local church, and he wanted so badly for everyone who had a desire to sing, to be able to sing, and sing well. He would have V. O. Fossett of the Stamps Baxter Music School from Dallas, Texas, come for two weeks and teach the old shaped notes, along with voice, piano, and harmony. He then would go beg other churches in the area to have Fossett come teach at their church, and he was successful in doing just that. This way, we would attend singing schools about all summer.”

Sometimes it was more than just the singing. Cooke loved the buses too. “The first concert I ever remember attending was promoted by Charlie Burke at a ballpark in Newton, N.C. I don’t even remember who sang, I just remembered the busses, and thinking what a life that would be. I was probably 10 or 12 at the time. At 75, I have no desire to crawl in one of them, I just love to see them

Carroll Cooke’s Lowesville Gospel Concerts

Crowns of Light at Lowesville Gospel Concerts

pull in and pull out.”

During those years, his family grew. He became a leader in the community and in the church while developing a successful business. Cooke operated the Lowesville Automotive Warehouse in the Lowesville community near Stanley, N.C. Upon his retirement in 2012, he sold the property to Living Word Ministries.

In that former parts warehouse and store, Living Word Ministries shares the gospel with regular worship services each week since August 2012. Pastor Derrick Dellinger leads a growing church that is on fire for God. Their Outreach ministries are impacting the surrounding communities by helping the needy, feeding the homeless, and loving people. They present the gospel in a way that the new Christian can understand and

The Sheltons at Lowesville

The Sheltons at Lowesville

the mature disciple can continue to grow and be inspired, in a shame-free environment. No attitudes or judgment found at LWM, just a church family that is excited about what God is doing in the community.

As the church grew, Cooke found a desire to reach the community in a new outreach: Saturday night Southern gospel concerts. With the encouragement of Pastor Dellinger, Cooke started in January 2013 with concerts on the second and fourth Saturday nights of each month. That is 24 concert promotions each year.

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Second Generation and Brothers Forever Special Guests on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on August 15, 2011 – 7:42 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are Second Generation and Brothers Forever. The Feature Group is The Smith Family, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Ken and Jean visit a concert in Bristow, OK, to hear The Galloways. Jean reviews a new CD by Daron Farmer, and the show features singing by The Wisecarvers and The Chuck Wagon Gang. The latest Gospel Music Today webcast is online now at www.gospelmusictoday.com


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