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Chris Hester needs our prayers

Written by Staff on September 15, 2019 – 1:11 pm -

Chris Hester

Gospel singer Chris Hester had a lucky Friday the 13th. He said he would welcome our prayers. He tells SGNScoops his experiences:

I would love for people to pray for me. The Lord is the only thing that will get me through this.

On Friday, Sept 13th, I went in with chest pains and was immediately tested and rushed in for emergency heart surgery. I had been having chest pains weeks prior and doctors believe sometime during that time I had a heart attack. I am very lucky to still be here according to the cardiologist.

Chris Hester


They were able to open 3 of 4 blockages. They are treating the 4th with medication and will go back in for a second surgery if the medication doesn’t help open it. I feel very lucky and as if God has given me a second chance. He is truly a God of second chances.

Ironically, a week before this happened, I had just began laying out songs for a 4th album due to be out in 2020 called “Second Chances.” I appreciate continued prayers for days ahead as I fight heart disease and making a lifestyle change in my diet and exercise.

I do believe God is good even in the hard times. He promised He will never leave us or forsake us. I covet your prayers in days ahead.

Chris Hester

Please pray for Chris Hester for good health.

You can out more on Chris Hester HERE.

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Gold Rush Music Group welcomes Chris Hester

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 30, 2016 – 11:00 am -

Gold Rush Music Group welcomes Chris Hester

Gold Rush Music Group welcomes Chris Hester

Gold Rush Music Group would like to welcome to the Gold Rush Family, Dove Award Nominee, Singer/Songwriter, Chris Hester! He has had 17 – Top 80 songs, including 4 – Top 40 songs & 2 – Top 20 hit songs!

Chris is releasing a song on the Gold Rush Radio Compilation CD, Volume 7 to be released in June 2016 called “That’s Good enough” This song is on his latest project entitled Reach! Visit for more info. on this great Artist!

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Gospel Music Today On

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42nd Annual Seminole Gospel Sing!

Written by SGN Scoops on July 23, 2012 – 5:36 pm -

Plans are underway for the 42nd Annual Seminole Gospel Sing! The Seminole Music Park, one mile south of Seminole Oklahoma, is the site of Oklahoma’s largest gospel music event, hosted by The Gospel Station Network and the Seminole Gospel Singing Association.

This year’s talent line-up is great, with some of the legends of gospel AND several new quality artists, including: The Dove Brothers, The Freemans, The Williamsons, Chris Hester, The LeFevers, The Blackwood Brothers, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Charlotte Richie, Gordon Mote, The Nelons, Masters Voice, Palmetto State Quartet, and Gold City.   Save $10 on Tickets if you buy them before August 13th at

Over the years, the Seminole Sing and the Konawa OK Gospel Singing have attracted people from all over the U.S.  – people who love real gospel music – people who believe in the message of Jesus Christ, and love this style of singing.  “We are honored to be working with the association in Seminole to keep this wonderful singing alive and moving forward.  God is working all over the world through Gospel Music and we feel so blessed to be a part of it,” said Randall Christy, President of The Gospel Station Network.

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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

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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 
and CD Baby 
For more information about the ministry of Chris Hester, please visit

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The Freemans To Host Legends On the Sea (A Reunion Cruise) This Coming January

Written by SGN Scoops on August 1, 2011 – 2:17 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 1, 2011) – Southern Gospel favorites The Freemans will be hosting a unique cruise featuring many classic names from Gospel music’s varied history.
Set to take place January 16-21, 2012, the “Legends On the Sea (A Reunion Cruise)” will feature such performers as The Classic Hinsons (featuring Ronny Hinson, Larry Hinson, Chris Freeman, and Bo Hinson), Rambo McGuire (remembering The Rambos with special guest Buck Rambo), The Steeles, The Shepherds, The Singing Cookes, and hosts The Freemans.
The special cruise will also feature a New Artist Showcase. Artists set to perform on that showcase include Heavens Highway, Chris Hester, The Bilderbacks, Deep Water Band, and The Williamsons.
Darrell Freeman of The Freemans said, “This is such a unique opportunity for all of these artists to get together. We are so excited about hosting such legendary names and voices in the industry on this cruise. If you’ve loved the music of these legends, then you won’t want to miss out on this cruise!”
The cruise will stop in Nassau, Bahamas and Key West and departs from Jacksonville, Florida. The price of the cruise includes cruise fare, food, all taxes, gratuities, receptions, and concert tickets.
For brochures, pricing and complete itinerary visit .
The Freemans recently scored their latest #1 single with the lyric driven and poignant song “The Father & the Son.” Penned by celebrated songwriter Dianne Wilkinson, “The Father & the Son” spent four consecutive weeks at #1 on the (formerly Top 40 Weekly Chart – the Southern Gospel’s most watched and respected weekly radio report.
“The Father & the Son” is the debut single from The Freeman’s much-anticipated new recording – Evidence. Four years in the making, Evidence is truly The Freemans’ most transparent and emotional release to date. Evidence features songs that were chosen in response to four pivotal years for the group, which were mired with multiple family deaths and extremely personal losses for individual group members. Those events took the group on an emotional journey that resonates throughout the new recording.
Evidence is now available at concert events and on The Freemans’ website.
To visit the newly designed website of The Freemans, visit  You can also visit the group’s MySpace at The group’s Fan Facebook is located at .
About The Freemans
The Freemans are one of Southern Gospel’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed groups.  History, experience and spiritual wisdom are three attributes that can be used to describe the foundation of the Freeman ministry.  Deeply rooted with family, the Freemans’ experience spans 30+ years. Now in their 20th year of ministry, the Freemans still perform at approximately 250 dates a year, and continue to experience tremendous success.

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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 or Contact Sharla at 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

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Chris Hester to Release “REACH”

Written by SGN Scoops on July 12, 2011 – 8:54 am -

{CGMM} Chris Hester nears completion of new CD project titled “REACH”
After many months of preparation the newest Chris Hester CD is not far from being within reach to the many fans that are anxiously awaiting a new release from the master of country gospel. The new CD is certain to be a hit to all gospel and country music lovers! Engineered and produced by the one and only Kevin Ward and songs by one of a kind writers like Gerald Crabb, Sheri LaFontaine, and many more! You don’t want to miss out on this album! Keep watching for more info and a release date because the project is just almost in “REACH”
For more information on the ministry of Chris Hester please visit

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