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Allison Speer Speaks at Heart To Heart Conference

Written by Staff on March 2, 2015 – 11:03 am -

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(March 1, 2015) Nashville, TN – Gaither Homecoming artist Allison Speer was the keynote speaker and singer for the first-ever Native American ladies’ event on February 14th, 2015 in Window Rock, AZ, capital of the Navajo Nation. Called the Heart To Heart Conference, ladies from the Hopi, Zuni, Iroquois, Tuscarora, Mohawk, Oneida, Gile River, Ute, Paiute, Cherokee, Apache, Yuma Quechan, Comanche, Yaqui and Navaho tribes were present.

Allison says, ‘This past week my life was changed by these beautiful Native American women. I have always known that I came from the Cherokee people of Kentucky, and have loved the study of my heritage. This last week I found a new family while working with these ladies, as well as a new passion in my heart to minister in this area of the country. I’m trusting that God will use Brian and me there in the future. God has given us the call; please pray that He will show us quickly the needs we are able to meet as we strive to serve these wonderful saints in the future.’

A short video of the event is available


Photo: Allison with the leadership committee for the Heart To Heart Conference.


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Allison Durham Speer Talks With Rhonda Frye Of

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 29, 2012 – 11:20 am -

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Davis Family Awarded USAGEM “New Artist of the Year” in Nashville Ceremony

Written by SGN Scoops on November 20, 2011 – 5:27 pm -

EHA-Nashville, TN} Manor House/Mansion Entertainment recording artist, the Davis Family, won the “New Artist of the Year” title at the Annual USAGEM Awards Show today. The trio has traveled regionally in the Mid-West area until this past year, when they took their music ministry to Nashville. Many doors continue to open for the group who have recently sang on stage with renowned, Alllison-Durham Speer, Sunday Edition, Mark Brown, and many more. The show was hosted by the Fox Brothers and included all genres of Christian music. For more info on the Davis Family: or

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August Scoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops on August 9, 2011 – 11:07 am -

The August issue of SGN Scoops is filled with features high-lighting the ministries of Channing Eleton, Crawford Crossing, Tammy Jones Robinette, Pauline Patterson and more. Read about the Goff Reunion, Allison Durham Speer’s Elijah School of Performance, and be encouraged with inspirational articles. Enjoy articles by Lou Hildreth, Jeff Hawes and Sandi Duncan Clark too.  This issue covers the Diamond Awards  Show as well as album reviews on Jessica King, Lou Reid & Carolina and Jeff & Sue Duffield AND so much more!  Read, enjoy and share with your friends!

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Fourth Annual Elijah School of Performance

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 6, 2011 – 3:35 pm -

Plans are under-way for the fourth annual Elijah School of Performance to be held at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Nashville for June 29- July 2.  Allison Durham Speer, founder of the Elijah School of Performance, is committed to teach musicians how to be servant leaders in the areas of worship leading, music delivery, business management and scheduling.  The mission of the school is to make ministers out of performers.

The four day conference will include hands on performance critiques, and instruction by Allison.  The hands on performance training will give artists tools to create a personal identity as well as develop various communication techniques.  In addition to the hands on performance training, there will be seminars taught by Allison and other respected industry professionals.  Topics include:  audio technology, establishing/maintaining 501-C ministry, professionalism, booking and a few surprises for this year’s conference.  The overall goal of the school is to teach musicians how to execute a ministry of integrity with the principles of holiness, musical excellence and servant-hood.

Allison and Brian Speer are pleased to announce a reduction in cost for this year.  Allison explains:  “Brian and I started discussing the school and realized that with the cost of gas and travel, the price where it was could make it prohibitive to some people that might want to come.  Lowering the cost is our way of offering this curriculum to folks that might not have been able to afford it otherwise.  We understand that many things must come before a music ministry development conference, however we hope that you will take advantage of this unique opportunity and invest in yourself, giving your ministry an unshakable foundation.”  The conference includes instruction as well as breakfast and lunch for each day.

At the end of the course, students should be able to properly plan and execute musical packages of varying lengths to communicate the gospel in song in the most professional and spirit filled manner. Elijah School of Performance is for those who have an active music ministry or feel the Lord’s leading in that direction.  For cost information, registration, testimonials, and a sample lesson from Allison, please visit:

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Mansion Entertainment Develops Music Publishing Division

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 8, 2011 – 4:34 pm -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) February 8th, 2011 – In a relatively short amount of time, Mansion

Pictured in the Mansion writer's room in February (clockwise, left to right): David Darst of Palmetto State, Bill Traylor and John Mathis of Mansion, songwriter John Lemonis

Entertainment has emerged as a premier source of Southern Gospel music representing such artists as The Hoppers, Triumphant Quartet, Palmetto State Quartet, Three Bridges and Allison Durham Speer. To support its contributions to Southern Gospel, Mansion offers a state of the art recording studio, the grandest theater stages, highest quality television and video production facilities based in Branson, MO as well as full-service marketing, distribution and product development through its family of record labels based in Franklin, TN.

You can now add a music publishing division to the host of Mansion offerings. Already on board the writing team for the publishing arm of the company are songwriters such as David Darst (Palmetto State Quartet), Victoria Shirey (The Shireys), Marty, Kenya and Larry Wilhite (The Wilhites), Janene Dubbeld (Mark Dubbeld Family) and Kent Holland. Media Promotion & Publishing director John Mathis oversees this aspect of the company and states, “It’s our goal to utilize our facilities and relationships to craft some of tomorrow’s great songs. We’re searching for new exclusive writers to bring on board as we currently network with other writers and publishers to produce the best product we can for the artists who in turn produces their best product for the Southern Gospel listener. We’re excited to be a part of that process.”

A mark of achievement has been reached this year by the publishing side of Mansion with their first song on the charts, “Don’t That Sound Like Heaven” by Palmetto State Quartet. For more information regarding Mansion publishing, contact John Mathis at 615-807-1917 ext 213 or by email at

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Mansion Entertainment Signs Allison Durham Speer To An Exclusive Distribution Agreement

Written by Scoops Staff on December 6, 2010 – 12:05 pm -

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) December 6th, 2010 –Mansion Entertainment recently signed popular Christian recording artist, Allison Durham Speer, to an exclusive distribution agreement.

Since her humble beginnings as a child growing up in rural Kentucky, Allison’s talent has taken her around the world to places such as Ireland, Bosnia, Russia and the Philippines.  She has communicated the Gospel in mega-churches like First Baptist Atlanta (Dr. Charles Stanley), The Brooklyn Tabernacle, First Baptist Orlando (Rev. Jim Henry) and rural churches across the nation. Her appearances on Gaither Homecoming videos, The 700 Club and The Trinity Broadcasting Network have not only introduced a nation to her voice but have familiarized them with her down-home personality and charm.

Allison’s new project, The Holy Hills, will be available in retail stores and digital download outlets in early 2011. The Holy Hills contains 13 songs including the bonus cut, “I’m Gonna Leave Here Shoutin’”, as a tribute to the late Dottie Rambo. A new single from The Holy Hills entitled “Tell The Storm” is currently hitting Southern Gospel radio airwaves. For more information regarding Allison Durham Speer

Mansion Entertainment, based in Branson, Mo., provides some of the grandest theater stages in Branson as well as the highest quality audio and video production facilities available, including mobile audio and video that has provided production services for such events as the National Quartet Convention. Their offices in Franklin, TN offer full-service marketing and distribution to the Christian and General Market.

For more information regarding Mansion Entertainment visit their website at

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Allison Durham Speer Premiers New Album “The Holy Hills” In Nashville September 12

Written by Rhonda on September 10, 2010 – 5:37 am -


Allison Durham Speer will grace the platform of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Nashville, TN on Sunday, September12 at 6:00 pm.  This concert will premier her latest  project “The Holy Hills.”  The album was produced by Allison and has received great reviews!   Allison says, “I think I am more excited about this project than any I have ever done. Producing it myself gave me a freedom I’ve never felt before and I think the end result reflects that. My prayer is that the songs will bless His Church and His People.”  The album consists of 13 songs including “The Holy Hills of Heaven”, “The Light of that City”, “I’m Gonna Leave Here Shoutin'” and more. 

Allison has certainly gained a impressive reputation by singing in venues such as: Gaither Homecomings, SouthernBaptist Convention, Nazarene General Assembly, Billy Graham Crusade, Bailey Smith Conference, Louis Palau Crusade and more.  She has also been a featured soloist on many Gaither Homecoming Videos and has ministered in churches such as Charles Stanely’s- “First Baptist Church” in Atlanta and Jim Cymbala’s- “Brooklyn Tabernacle” in New York. 

Allison excels in musical performance and in communication.  She is a gifted speaker, story teller as well as a vocalist.  Allison is known for creating  “moments and memories” for her audience to cherish.  This Sunday night promises to be an unforgettable night in Nashville.   Grace Church of the Nazarene is located at 2620 Pennington Bend Road.  For more information about Allison Durham Speer, her music, “The Holy Hills” song clips and her concert schedule, visit

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