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Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama Top Charts This Week with All-New DVD Release

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 6, 2015 – 10:09 am -

Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama Top Charts This Week with All-New DVD Release

Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama
Top Charts This Week with All-New DVD Release

Angels Among Us Video Recording Proves a Successful Compliment to Gospel Audio Recording

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—  Legendary country music trio Alabama hit the top of the sales charts this week with their all-new gospel DVD, Angels Among Us, Hymns & Gospel Favorites (LIVE), which released on August 21st.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, the new recording, filmed at Cook Castle in the band’s hometown of Fort Payne, Ala., debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Music Video chart and the Christian Music Video chart.  In addition, the companion CD, Angels Among Us, Hymns & Gospel Favorites (Gaither Music Group), which released in September of last year, landed at #10 on the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) sales chart and at #1 on the Christian Country chart.
Hosted by Gospel music icon Bill Gaither and produced by the band—Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen, the video features a concert performance of some of the group’s most treasured Gospel songs, many of which they grew up singing, as well as a new rendition of the title cut.  The group also talks about those Gospel music roots and their faith in a behind-the-scenes interview with Gaither; and Owen’s mother, Martha Owen, who was on hand to cheer them on, added her own touch to the piano during the special concert performance.
“As a band we had always wanted to do a new album of Gospel music,” stated Alabama.  “We are so grateful that the Bill Gaither organization wanted to partner with us on this album and DVD.  Not only did we get to pick the songs we wanted to record, but we also got to film the DVD special in our hometown of Fort Payne, Ala., at Jeff’s home, Cook Castle.  This project was from the heart.”
One of the most acclaimed country bands of our time, Alabama is a name synonymous with tight harmonies, hit songs and the fabric of American music.  Garnering lifetime sales of over 75 million albums worldwide, 34 #1 singles on Billboard‘s Country chart and seven multi-platinum albums, Alabama maintains a busy touring schedule.  The group has received two GRAMMY® Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, 20 American Music Awards and 9 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.
Alabama was honored this year as the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Career Achievement Award, and the group is currently nominated for two 2015 GMA DOVE Awards, including Country Song of the Year (“I Saw the Light”) and Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year (Angels Among Us, Hymns & Gospel Favorites).
The CD and DVD are currently airing internationally via a TV campaign on PBS, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN.  It is airing in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.
For a preview of the DVD, please visit:
The Angels Among Us, Hymns & Gospel Favorites CD and DVD are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and are available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com.
For further information regarding Alabama, visit www.thealabamaband.com or connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Alabama?fref=ts or on Twitter: @TheAlabamaBand.

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GORDON MOTE, RSI RECORDING ARTIST, FEATURED IN COUNTRY WEEKLY

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 15, 2012 – 4:51 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 14, 2012) – RSI recording artist, Gordon Mote, is featured in Country Weekly magazine’s “The Pro File” section in the February 20, 2012 issue on newsstands now.

Country Weekly journalist Jessica Nicholson‘s recent interview covered Gordon’s life of music including his work as one of Nashville’s most in-demand studio session players. In the article, Gordon recalls memories of working with Lee Greenwood (his first job in the music business), Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Ritchie, Rascal Flatts and more.

Totally blind from birth, Gordon Mote began playing piano as a young three-year-old on Thanksgiving day when he shocked his parents by playing “Jesus Loves Me” on the piano. Named the 2009 and 2011 Keyboard/Piano Player of the Year by the Academy of Country Music after seven consecutive nominations, and a Gospel Music Association Dove award winner, Gordon has met and exceeded some of his wildest dreams. He has quickly joined the ranks of gospel music’s most entertaining stage personalities. A brilliant performer, insightful songwriter and prodigious musician, Gordon’s physical blindness somehow attunes his other senses more keenly and fuels his vision for bringing honor to Christ through his music.

His latest release Songs I Grew Up Singing is in stores now and available online at iTunes, Amazon and more.

Gordon is actively touring as a solo artist along with appearing on the Gaither Homecoming tours. Be sure to check out Gordon’s schedule at www.GordonMote.com.

You can connect with Gordon Mote on Facebook.com/GordonMote and Twitter @GordonMote.


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Canaan’s Crossing Live With Moby In The Morning

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 25, 2011 – 11:08 pm -

(Atlanta, Georgia)  Bluegrass Gospel band Canaan’s Crossing was live on the Moby in the Morning radio show on Friday April 22nd.  They played songs from their two latest CD’s including a portion of the title track “Beautifully Broken”.  Tina Miller, singer and fiddle player  stated, “anytime you can bring your style and brand of gospel music to an audience that might not hear it on a regular basis it gives you a good feeling.  It was an honor to represent bluegrass gospel to such a large audience”.
Moby in the Morning was voted the Academy of Country Music’s Air Personality of the Year in 1999 and a four time winner of Billboard magazine’s Morning Personality of the Year.  The popular morning show is heard every morning in 15 states.


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