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The Gospel Station Network to Host National Talent Contest

Written by SGN Scoops on July 29, 2011 – 7:18 pm -


{Crescendo Gospel Music Management} Every year The Gospel Station Network hosts one of the biggest events in Southern Gospel Music. The legendary all-night KONAWA GOSPEL SING.  Fans of Gospel Music come from all over the region to hear some of the biggest names in gospel music and this year will be no exception. This year will hold something special for the KONAWA gospel sing, A Nationwide talent contest hosted by The Gospel Station Network.  This is one of the highest rewarding contest in gospel music. Not only will the 1st & 2nd place winners get to share the stage with gospel music superstars like Mark Lowry, Chris Hester, Zack Swain, The Williamsons, and many more in front of thousands of people  but the 1st place winner will also receive A full recording session at Homestead Studios in Weleetka, which will result in the production of a master CD, ready for duplication.
To register for this spectacular event please visit http://www.thegospelstation.com or Contact Sharla at sharla@thegospelstation.com or call 1.800.557.8815.
The Gospel Station network is currently severing a population of approx. 3 million around the world plus around 23,000 via the iPhone and android app. For more information about the ministry of The Gospel Station Network please visit http://www.thegospelstation.com

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Forgiven Quartet Releases New Recording “ Livin’ Forgiven”

Written by SGN Scoops on July 21, 2011 – 7:49 pm -

{Crescendo Gospel Music Management}              Popular male quartet based out of Bartlesville, OK has released their brand new cd entitled “Livin’ Forgiven”. This CD is sure to be a must for any fan of classic southern gospel harmonies. Mark Brooke, Tenor for Forgiven Quartet states,  “We are extremely excited about the wonderful songs we have been blessed with recording for our brand new Garden Creek Records release, Livin’ Forgiven.”  Song writer Marty Funderburk teamed with some of the very best writers in the Gospel music industry to write 8 of the 10 songs.  The messages in these original songs will encourage and bless listeners and will help present the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ every time they are heard!

 Zack Swain of Crescendo Gospel Music Management says “I am blessed to get to work with a group of guys that have such a heart for ministry. I am honored to call myself their manager and have them on my roster. I’ve been able to work with many groups over the last few years but it is a rare find when you find a group of guys like this that have such a tremendous talent along with a powerful passion to minister. I think they will go far.”

For more information on Forgiven Quartet and their new CD “Livin’ Forgiven” go to: www.forgiven-quartet.com

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Early Harvest Signs with Crescendo Gospel Music Management

Written by SGN Scoops on July 12, 2011 – 9:07 am -

Zack Swain is proud to announce the signing of, new gospel music duo, Early Harvest.
Russ Nottingham of Early Harvest states “We are very excited and consider it an honor, a privilege, and a blessing from God to be able to work with Zack and all the staff at Crescendo Gospel Music Management. After talking with him, we believe that he lives his life and runs his company based on integrity and honesty which is what we’ve been searching for. We were taken for a ride, so to speak, by a few different companies out there before meeting up with Zack. We were ready to give up on ever finding a company with the same Christian values, morals and convictions that we have until meeting him. We look forward to working with Zack and for what we hope and pray will be a long professional relationship as well as considering him a Christian brother and friend!
Zack Swain states; Early Harvest is exactly what Crescendo Gospel Music Management is looking for.  Early harvest is a fresh new duo with a country flare that will not disappoint any SGM listener but more importantly they are about taking the gospel to a lost and dying world in a way that this industry hasn’t seen before.  I am very excited to see where God leads us on this journey and I can’t wait to start working with this extremely talented duo!
For more information on Early Harvest please visit www.earlyharvest.org

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April 2011 SGN Scoops is here!

Written by Scoops Staff on April 3, 2011 – 11:27 pm -

The April 2011 issue of SGN Scoops is now available for download. Click on the cover to read your issue in user-friendly .PDF format.

First, because we know this is why many of you are here: We have announced the top 10 nominees for the 2011 Diamond Awards. YOUR voices were heard and they shouted loudly, choosing gospel music mainstays as well as regionally-based up-and-comers. Gospel music makers from Branson, MO, where the awards are held in June, made a strong showing. Get the magazine now and see how your favorites fared… and vote in the second round all month, right here.

Second, and just as exciting, is our cover story: A new interview with Sandi Patty, world-class gospel vocalist and a key contributor for Women of Faith, who incidentally speaks to our Jennifer Campbell as well.

You will also find features on the Gospel Chicken House, Great Western Fan Fest, and Zack Swain. And our always-diverse columnists range their thoughts from Easter (the holiday, not the family) to personnel changes to Guy Penrod to  Doctor Who…!

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Zack Swain Accepting Selective Dates for “Fresh Anointing” Tour

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 6, 2011 – 11:03 am -

Zack Swain

{EHA-Nashville, TN}  Zack Swain, Diamond Award Finalist for Instrumentalist of the Year, has announced his 2011 “Fresh Anointing Tour.” Swain will be taking selective dates for his national appearances through Mike Manning Promotions, of Savannah, Georgia. This extraordinary young man, with his trademark, “It is Well,” has been embraced by a broad fan-base that is full of diversity, by crossing boundaries of age and culture. His latest Manor House release, “Fresh Anointing,” will be featured on the tour and continues to be a favorite among fans.

Swain notes,”I am so excited to be doing this tour and connecting with friends and fans of my ministry. It has been a great year, and I’m really looking forward to being on the road doing some great dates. My plans are to do a little less touring, which will enable me to really focus on giving more and more quality performances. I want to give my all to the ministry and always let the love of Christ shine through in all that I do.”
Tour details can be found at www.zackswain.com
Booking: Mike Manning Promotions: 912-347-2502
For additional info on Zack Swain, visit:
EHA-Nashville 11 Music Circle South, Suite 106 Nashville, TN 37203

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Praise Incorporated Release “Contagious Christmas” CD

Written by Scoops Staff on December 20, 2010 – 9:03 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Grammy nominated, Manor House Recording Artists, Praise Incorporated, recently released what fans are calling “a long awaited” Christmas CD. The group’s Contagious Christmas is being well-received by fans across the country. Steve Sam, Ron Higgins, Dodd Meadows, and Greg Bares make up the popular group, along with phenomenal pianist, Zack Swain, who also records on Mansion Entertainment, Manor House Records.

Swain’s recent Fresh Anointing project is also proving to be a favorite among fans. The group continues to criss-cross the country with their high energy program and will be featured in an EHA-Nashville concert February 19, 2011 in Louisville, KY. The concert is co-hosted by Eyewitness at Gethsemane Baptist Church.

For more details on the new project, tour dates, and other products visit: Praiseinc.com or www.zackswain.com Publicity/Agent: EHA-Nashville

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Praise Inc & Zack Swain Perform to Sold-Out Crowd on 1st night of “It’s All About Jesus Tour”

Written by Rhonda on November 20, 2010 – 6:26 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Grammy nominated quartet, Praise Incorporated, along with Manor House recording artist, Zack Swain, thrilled crowds from Texas, Kansas, and Minnesota recently on their “It’s All About Jesus Tour.” The first stop was Detroit Lakes, MN Congregational Church where the group performed to a sold-out crowd. Zack Swain’s recent Manor House release, “Fresh Anointing,” has been a favorite with fans across the country, and this Diamond Award Finalist for Instrumentalist of the Year has proven once again that he has a devoted fan-base. He notes, ““I am so excited to be doing a tour with four men that lets the love of Christ shine through each and every one of their performances. Their ministry is by far the strongest I have ever had the honor of working with. I’m excited to see just what God has planned for this incredible tour. I am sure they will be a blessing to each and every ear that hears.”
Steve Sam, of Praise, Inc. says, “Overwhelmed, is what I would like to start with. What a melting pot for God, we witnessed, as so many churches were represented at the concerts. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit has been evident in every service. It is a pleasure to travel with and be a part of this ministry from; Ron Higgins, Dodd Meadows, Greg Bares, with their talents It seems to lift you into a new realm of worship. Praise Incorporated is proud to have the phenomenal pianist, Zack Swain, on the tour with us. He has thrilled crowds from Texas, Kansas, and Minnesota. I can’t wait to see what Zack has in store for the folks in North Dakota.” Praise Inc. is part of The Mansion Entertainment/Manor House Records family.
Tour details can be found at www.praiseinc.com or www.zackswain.com Publicity/Agent: EHA-Nashville
For more info on The Mansion Entertainment & Manor House Records visit:

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‘Blazing Pianos’ Goes on Road

Written by Scoops Staff on November 17, 2010 – 9:31 am -

After debuting at the Branson Gospel Music Convention pianists Zack Swain, Jeff Duffield & Shannon Bunch are taking the show on the road. Shannon, a nationally recognized pianist & solo artist shares, “The Blazing Pianos is going to be a show that is like no other, encompassing gospel tunes, pop & country as well as American classics. We feel there is a need for a family-friendly show ‘on the road’.
While this format is very entertaining it will allow us to plant the gospel seed into the lives of the un-churched that attend.” Zack Swain, the youngest member of the team, is perhaps one of the most talented pianists in gospel music. A student of the Stamps-Baxter School of Music, he has shared the stage with some of the industry’s finest artists. His forte of piano solos is a “wow factor” each time he plays. Jeff Duffield privately studied with renowned classical pianist, Reinhold Freche & later at the Berklee School of Music. He has over 700 albums to credit.

The Blazing Pianos will begin its concert touring debut in Nampa, ID Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 7:00pm at the Nampa Civic Center filmed in HD (high definition) before a live audience with special guests Homeland Harmony Quartet from Nampa, ID. Tickets are on sale now at www.nampaciviccenter.com. A temporary website for this event can be viewed at http://www.wix.com/mactwf/blazing-gospel-pianos. An official website is forthcoming.

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Rob Patz to MC Praise Inc’s 6th Anniversary Celebration

Written by Rhonda on October 14, 2010 – 7:43 am -


{EHA-Nashville, TN} Manor House (Division of Mansion Entertainment) recording artists, Praise Incorporated has been experiencing much success with recently released, “I’ve Been Forgiven” and continues to criss-cross the country with their popular program of hope and encouragement. “There’s A Miracle Coming” is also a fan favorite. This week takes the quartet to revival in May, TX, First Baptist Church, Oct 11, 6PM, and Tue. Oct 12, 6PM. In addition, the group’s homecoming event will be Saturday, October 23, 6:00pm – 9:30pm at First Baptist Church, 1015 McKiniey, Benbrook, TX. The group notes, “Please come and help us celebrate our 6th Anniversary in Ministry. We have a great lineup and the one and only Rob Patz will be our emcee. Come and enjoy the ministries of Sherman Andrus, His Call, CrossPoint, Southern Charm, Shannon Bunch and of course Praise Incorporated with Zack Swain. No Tickets are required but please be prepared to give a love offering. There are 19 families in these ministries that need your support. Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone. Please pass along this information to your church family and friends too. God bless you all.”
To book Praise Incorporated, contact the group or their agent at:
www.praiseinc.com or

11 Music Circle South
Suite 106
Nashville, TN 37203
email: Evie@EHA-Nashville.com

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Zack Swain To Debut New Manor House Recording At NQC

Written by Rhonda on September 7, 2010 – 3:35 pm -

Brentwood, TN (Mansion Entertainment) September 7th, 2010 – Zack Swain and Manor House Music will be hosting a CD Release Party at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky this year. This will be an evening celebration of the debut Manor House Music release of Zack Swain titled, “Fresh Anointing”.
This new project, recorded at the state of the art Mansion studio in Branson, contains such songs as: ‘We Have Come In To This House, ‘I Am Redeemed’, ‘Lord You’re Holy’, ‘Spirit Of The Living God/Fresh Anointing’, ‘I Wish I Could Have Been There’, ‘New Day Dawning/When I Get Carried Away/ We’ll Soon Be Done With Troubles And Trials’, ‘Jesus Saves’, ‘It Is Well With My Soul’, ‘Something’s Happening’ and a piano duet of ‘Power In The Blood’.
The event will begin at 7:00pm on Wednesday night, September 15th, 2010 in the Mansion Entertainment booth (#295). Each person who purchases a copy of “Fresh Anointing” will be registered to win a beautiful quilt that has been autographed by many of Southern Gospel’s top artists.
Zack’s ministry of music has taken him to many venues around the world and he is quickly rising to be one Southern Gospel Music’s top musicians. For more information regarding Zack Swain visit www.zackswain.com. For more information regarding Manor House Music, the new label development and division of Mansion Entertainment, visit www.themansionentertainment.com.

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