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Written by SGN Scoops on October 1, 2012 – 2:57 am -

{Crescendo Gospel Music Management} Zack and Cherie Swain, better known to many as “The Swain’s” have launched a brand new website. The Anointed couple are very excited about the change. Zack Swain says  “For years now I have been a Soloist but God works in amazing ways and when he brought Cherie to me it not only changed my life but also my ministry. I am honored to share my ministry with my wife. I truly feel that she is one of the greatest vocalist of today’s time. I can’t wait for many of you that have been faithful followers of Zack Swain Ministries to hear her. I can promise this…you will be blessed.”


You can find out more about the Swain’s at www.swainsmusic.com

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EverReadys Sign Agreement with Crescendo Music Management

Written by SGN Scoops on September 4, 2012 – 3:04 am -

{Crescendo Gospel Music Management} One of the most historic names in black gospel music has experienced a revival and signed a developmental contract with Crescendo Gospel Music Management. The EverReadys have started booking for a new tour that promises to thrill and bless fans of all music loving genres. This historic group has been around for years and is best known for their unique rendition of the song “Learning to Lean” which is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Zack Swain, President of Crescendo Gospel Music Management, states, “ I am excited to start this journey with the EverReadys. This is a group that I’ve grown up listening to their arrangements and renditions of songs. While this is a style of music I have little experience with I am looking forward to aiding them in their cross over to the music I love, Southern Gospel. We are currently negotiating contract agreements to start the EverReadys new Cd project. Be on the look out for more information draws near.
Jerome Williams, Business leader of the EverReadys say’s, “We are extremely excited to be working with Zack Swain and Crescendo Gospel Music Management. We have always had a lot of respect for the Southern Gospel Music Industry and can’t wait to see where God leads us on this Journey. We look forward to sharing the Good News of our Lord and Savior through music and testimony to a new audience.
The EverReadys website is currently under construction so for more information on the group or booking information please contact Mr.Williams at “ gismyfavoritekey@gmail.com

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Rowland Promotions are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Freedom Explosion

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 21, 2012 – 6:22 pm -

JUDSONIA, Ark. – (June 21, 2012) – Robert & Lisa Rowland of Rowland Promotions are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Freedom Explosion will be held on Saturday, July 28th at 6:00 PM at White County Central Schools Auditorium, 3259 Highway 157 in Judsonia, Arkansas. We will feature youth group drama teams, military tributes, and great gospel music! Our special guests this year are 2nd Generation of Oak Grove, AR, Beyond The Ashes of Nashville, TN, and ChristWay of Batesville, AR. Admission is free, a love offering will be received.
Freedom Explosion began in 2004 with our vision to bring youth of all denominations together to perform dramas and introduce them to southern gospel music. We have had Brian Free & Assurance, The Freemans, Karen Peck & New River, Soul’d Out Quartet, Gerald Crabb, The Glovers, Chris Hester, Zack Swain, Zane King, and Misty Freeman in previous years.
We also have a big military tribute to honor all past and present service men and women. For more information call 501-729-0474 or visit http://www.rowlandpromotions.com/.

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Crescendo Gospel Music announces DIGITAL TALENT COMPETITION

Written by SGN Scoops on April 26, 2012 – 9:44 am -

Zack Swain, President of Crescendo Gospel Music Management, is very excited to announce the creation of a creative and new form of a talent competition.  Swain says “ For the  1st time I am aware of there is now a talent competition you can enter by sitting in the comfort of your own home. We have talked to many artist that have wanted to take part in talent competitions in the past but the travel expense to the location of the venue has just been too great. This forces great talent and artist that is ready to be discovered to have to sit out just because they couldn’t afford it. This has troubled me for months now. Then the thought just hit me…With today’s technology there is no reason new talent couldn’t be discovered using a digital talent search.  After talking with some of my business partners and employees we quickly formed a plan using Youtube,  Godtube,  and Dailymotion to help discover a new artist.  So this is how it works: Read more »

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Zack Swain Announces Engagement

Written by SGN Scoops on December 9, 2011 – 1:22 pm -

(Nashville, Tenn.) November 12, 2011 – One of Christian music’s most beloved pianist is ending the year with an exciting announcement: Zack Swain is engaged to be married!

Swain will wed the woman he has been waiting for – Cherie Rowe – on a date soon to be announced. The winter wonderland proposal came at the Branson Landing in Branson Missouri, where she was presented the ring.
Making her vocal debut on Swain’s newest project “Christmas from the Heart” Cherie proves she will be a strong reinforcement to Swain’s Ministry. Rowe is a full time CNA in Oklahoma but is also known for her strong vocals and powerful stage presence when on tour with Swain.  The couple met through a mutual aquaintence  in Oklahoma and the rest was History.
Noted Zack in a communication to friends: “I am left speechless because God has given me everything I ever asked for in Cherie.  I look forward to growing old and spending the rest of my life with her.”

Swain’s signature style behind the piano has an ever-growing fan base. His music is not only fun but also anointed and will be around for quite some time. “Christmas from the Heart,” released this year, features a song written especially for Cherie (Christmas From The Heart).


About Zack Swain:
Zack Swain Brings a rich musical heritage, one that spans several generations and covers a variety of musical styles, to each performance. A student of the Stamps-Baxter school of music, Zack studied under some of Gospel music’s finest musicians, teachers, and performers. He also studied piano privately in Greenbrier, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee for several years.
Beginning at the age of three, Zack quickly began to amaze many friends and family with his unique piano artistry. Zack played an integral part in the music ministries of North Arkansas largest Nazarene church: Greenbrier Church of the Nazarene in Greenbrier, Arkansas. At the age of 11, he was on the full-time music staff of the church, fulfilling responsibilities of principal
keyboardist and pianist. At age 15, he made the decision to devote all of his energies toward working in the field of Southern Gospel music. Zack has shared the stage with many prestigious artists in the gospel music spectrum.
Zack’s ministry of music has taken him to many churches, arenas, and performance halls all around the world. Even after accomplishing so much in such a short amount of time, he still gives all the credit to God and makes every performance an act of worship. Only time will tell for this young man. Zack’s past projects have been featured in the United States, Europe, and even Iraq, just proving part of Zack’s message that music is an international language of which there are no language barriers.
Zack is also involved in studio work, playing keyboard sessions on recording projects in various Southeastern studios. He has recorded solo piano projects, all of which have been released and distributed through Zack’s solo concerts. Zack has managed to capture the attention and hearts of the gospel music fans all over the world in just a few short years and is quickly rising to be one gospel music’s top musicians.

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John Randolph Signs with CGMM

Written by SGN Scoops on November 29, 2011 – 5:41 pm -

{Crescendo Gospel Music Management} Zack Swain, President of Crescendo Gospel Music Management, is excited to announce the signing of talented vocalist and musician John Randolph. We are so excited to see where God is going to take John with his ministry and the plan we have to help aid the process.

In short, John spent the last 20 years of his life running from a calling that God placed on his heart at an early age. Today he lives his life with one simple goal – to share the Gospel of Christ with a lost world; to be used by God as an instrument and show that if you are willing to die to self daily, that God can use you to do great things for His Kingdom! John is living proof that God does not call the qualified – He qualifies the called!
John is in the process of recording a brand new album debut album in Nashville TN. Be on the look out for a wonderful new release from this upcoming artist. To keep up with John please visit www.facebook.com/johnrandolphministries or  http://www.jrministries.com


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Melissa Smith to Under Go Surgery

Written by SGN Scoops on October 31, 2011 – 12:53 pm -

{Crescendo Gospel Music Management} Please be in prayer as Melissa will be having surgery on her sinuses Nov. 3, 2011. This surgery is necessary to remove a cyst found in the left sinus cavity and also to correct a severe deviated septum, and a chronic sinus infection. This will also help with the vocal issues that she has been having. Your prayers and support will be greatly appreciated. To help with the financial cost of this surgery, you may purchase cds or other products or donate any amount that God leads you to give by going to www.melissamsmith.net Thanks so much and God bless.

Zack Swain of Crescendo Gospel Music management says, ” It is always heart breaking when you have an artist that is suffering or isn’t able to perform to the best of their abilities due to a health issue but it is even more concerning when you have an artist that is suffering and not sure exactly how they are going to fix the issue yet. Let us all be in prayer for Melissa as she takes this step of faith to fix the issue at hand and support her however we can. I know she will gladly accept your prayers and finical support in this time of need.”

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Melissa Smith Signs Career Building Contract with CGMM

Written by SGN Scoops on September 6, 2011 – 9:52 am -

{Crescendo Gospel Music Management} Crescendo Gospel Music Management is excited to announce the signing of anointed vocalist Melissa Smith. We are excited to see where God is going to take her with her ministry and the plan we have to help aid the process. Melissa will be featured on the Crescendo Gospel Music Management Compilation disc going out September 13th.
Melissa was born and raised in Greenville,South Carolina. At the age of four, Melissa began to play the piano by ear and during this season Melissa would play special music for the church. By the age of 12, Melissa knew the special calling that God had placed upon her life. In 1982 God allowed Melissa to record her 1st album. Melissa graduated with a music degree from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. In 1997 God allowed Melissa to record her 2nd cd The Annointing.  Melissa continues to minister to the lost. She has a passion for ministry to see people saved, healed, delivered, and set free by the power of God. “I will never sing or minister without the Anointing of God” –Smith
To Find out more about the ministry of Melissa Smith please visit. http://www.melissamsmith.net/

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Chris Hester Releases Reach Album

Written by SGN Scoops on September 6, 2011 – 9:42 am -

{Crescendo Gospel Music Management} Gospel music superstar Chris Hester has proudly released his new album “Reach” to all major digital download sites. 
“Reach” is a collection of anointed songs from gifted writers such as Gerald Crabb, Chris Binion, Sheri LaFontaine and more. “Reach has been an album that has pushed me to a new level. There is just something special about this album. I feel as if it is something that not just every album could offer. There really is a special anointing upon this album. We can’t wait to see how God is going to use this album to minister to those hurting in a lost lonely dying world,” explains Hester.
“Reach” Features a very special song entitled “Miracle In Reach” penned by legendary gospel music song writer Gerald Crabb. “In January of this year I awoke to my right eye being swollen shut and the whole right side of my face being numb. The saying I had a face for radio had never been truer. After seeing a doctor I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy. My doctors ordered me off the road for 6 weeks to prevent any stress to my body that could cause my condition to worsen. Immediately I started praying for a miracle. I truly believed God was going to heal me so I could continue his work, And he did. What doctors were expecting to take 6 weeks to recover God recovered in 2 weeks.  Its our Faith that will put our “Miracle in Reach”-Hester
Reach is available on almost all digital media sources including iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reach/id458676657 
and CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chrishester3 
For more information about the ministry of Chris Hester, please visit www.ChrisHester.com

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Dysart Family Signs with CGMM

Written by SGN Scoops on July 30, 2011 – 2:42 am -

{CGMM} Zack Swain, President and CEO of Crescendo Gospel Music Management, is proud to announce the addition of Crossroad’s Dysart Family to the roster of CGMM. Swain states “I could not be any happier to sign such a strong spiritual group to our family. The Dysart family has a special anointing on their ministry and I am blessed to get to be apart of it. It is a privilege to call them my friends and to have them on my roster. God has big plans for this family! Keep watching to see what God is doing in their life.”
The Dysart family is based out of Macon MO and is spreading the joy of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world full time. They are currently signed with Crossroads, one of gospel music’s largest record labels and tour nationwide. For more information about this anointed family please visit. www.dysart7.com

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