In this month of family vacations, celebrating freedom and enjoying summer, we hope you take a moment to see what weâ€™ve done on SGN Scoops! We present to you a magazine filled with freedom, hope and all that is good in todayâ€™s Southern Gospel and Christian Country music!
July brings a whole host of features, including our cover story on Americaâ€™s Favorite Gospel Music Family, The Hoppers. Craig Harris takes an in-depth look at the past, present and future of The Hoppers through the eyes of each of the family. Learn why Claude is smiling more these days and Karlye is studying hard. Read about Deanâ€™s and Michaelâ€™s role in the group business and why Kim is humbled by her career. Take a close look at the ‘Motherâ€™s Heart’ of Connie Hopper and why she smiles even more widely at the thought of what may be in store for Lexus. A terrific summer read!!
Dixie Phillips fills us in on another of Southern Gospel’s families, the Wilbanks; Marcie Gray tells us all about the Southern Gospel Music Associationsâ€™ Hall Of Fame and new contributor Dan Duncan interviews Christian Country artist James Payne. Speaking of Christian Country, donâ€™t miss Natalie Taylorâ€™s first-hand account of Red Rootsâ€™ appearance at Creation Festival NE 2014.
Jennifer Campbell shares her experience as part of a short-term missions trip to New York City. Lorraine Walker highlights Triumphant, who have just released a new praise CD, and Cross Pointe, whose new video can be seen on the right of the SGN Scoops website.
Donâ€™t miss the activities of Lou Wills Hildreth as she shares her Love, Life and Legends column; David Statonâ€™s â€˜Can You Handle The Truth;â€ life moment devotions by Dr. Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark and Sherry Anne; and the must-read Younger Perspective by Erin Stevens who interviews Riley Harrison Clarke. Lorraine also brings us closer look at D.A. Callaway, the man behind Silver Dollar Cityâ€™s Southern Gospel Picnic!
Other highlights include â€˜Event Plannerâ€™, a concert review of the Karen Peck and New River Homecoming by Lynn Mills; super New Music reviews by our own Sandi Duncan Clark; and the new DJ Spotlight by everyoneâ€™s favorite southern DJ, Vonda Easley. And donâ€™t miss Sandiâ€™s â€œLetter Fromâ€¦â€ in the first part of the magazine.
Our publisher, Rob Patz, gets to the heart of things with a few thoughts on â€˜Freedomâ€™ in his Publisherâ€™s Point. He also gets to interview his good friend, Pauline Patterson, in his column, â€˜What America Wants To Know Aboutâ€¦â€.
Laurette Willis brings our thoughts back from summer sloth to healthy activities with her column, â€˜Present Your Bodies.â€™
All this plus a Creekside Update, SGN Scoops Top 100 and much, much more! Read what is encouraging, uplifting, creative and gifted about our Christian artists and their ministries.
We hope you have time this month to put your feet up on your lounger, grab your iced tea (or coffee!) and open up SGN Scoops July magazine. You wonâ€™t be sorry!