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Noah Hinshaw’s “The View From Heaven” Wins Video of the Year

Written by Staff on May 28, 2015 – 1:03 pm -

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Award Presented at the Christian Voice Magazine Gospel Music Fan Awards 

Signal Mountain, TN  May 27, 2015 – “The View From Heaven,” from Noah Hinshaw won the Fan Favorite Video of the Year from the Christian Voice Magazine.  The award was presented on Saturday May, 23 during the Gospel Music Fan Awards ceremony, which took place during the Gospel Music FanFair in Somerset, Kentucky.

Produced by Harmony Road Production, the video tells the story of a family who experiences a great loss, but is comforted then they think of their loved one and the “View from Heaven.”  The video and song have lives across the country.  It’s been seen on several television programs and has received tens of thousands of online views.  “The View From Heaven” was penned by Hinshaw.

Noah Hinshaw is a 16 year old singer, songwriter and preacher from Winchester, Tennessee. He is currently completing his second CD which is being produced by Dove Award winner, Kevin Ward, for Song Garden Music Group. Find out more about Noah and his ministry at

Harmony Road Production’s Roger Spears said, “It was a real pleasure to work with Noah and his family on this project.  In spite of some damp, chilly weather, the shoot went fantastic. Many on the location were in tears as they saw the message of the song being acted out.” “We are proud of Noah and this award and look forward to more great things from this talented young man.” he concluded.

Allan Rhodes of Harmony Road Productions and Rhodes Media Center added “It was a pleasure working with Noah, his family, and friends to create this video.” Rhodes is the video director, editor and photographer. His son Adam was an extra in the video and served as Key Grip on the set.

For more information on Harmony Road Productions, go to You can also email for information on this video and to discuss future projects.

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SGN Scoops Receives Nomination for Christian Voice Gospel Music Fan Award

Written by Staff on March 10, 2015 – 1:10 pm -

sgnscoops March 2015SGN Scoops was thrilled to learn that we are among the top 1o nominees for the Christian Voice Gospel Music Fan Award for Favorite Website. We have worked hard to bring you the best in information, features, videos and of course, the SGN Scoops digital magazine. Thank you for reading and enjoying our website! Please vote TODAY at the Christian Voice voting page. Also, special thanks to the editors and owners of Christian Voice for this honor!

The March issue of the SGN Scoops magazine is now available and you can read it on our site or download it. We feature Balsam Range, Mosie Lister, Sweetwater Revival, Red Roots, Page Trio, Gospel Harmony Boys and many more of your favorite artists. We also have columns from writers you know, such as Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark and Dusty Wells. The Pastors Corner, DJ Spotlight, Fast Five and other articles bring you information from people you might like to know!

Please return often to our site and let us know what else you would like to see on our site and in our pages. Write to us!

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Winners of the 2014 Gospel Music Fan Awards Announced

Written by Staff on May 21, 2014 – 1:07 pm -

CVMay2014cover(May 17, 2014 – Somerset, KY) Highlighting the final evening of the 10th annual Gospel Music FanFair in Somerset, Kentucky, Christian Voice Magazine presented the 2014 Gospel Music Fan Awards to an enthusiastic audience at The Center’s beautiful Performing Arts Theatre.


Both Michael Wayne Smith and newcomer Jesse Reece took home the 2014 ‘Male Horizon’ Award. This is the first time in the history of the Gospel Music Fan Awards that a category vote resulted in a tie.


The Parish Family won ‘Favorite Group’ as voted by Gospel music fans, and Jason Crabb nabbed the win for ‘Favorite Soloist.’ Crabb also won ‘Favorite Album’ for “Love Is Stronger,” while “But God” by The Steeles took first place as ‘Favorite Video.’


Gospel music fans voted in 25 categories beginning with an open nomination ballot in February, 2014. The Top Ten ballot was published in March, where fans placed their final votes. Here is the complete list of winners, as voted by Gospel music fans:



Paul Roark



Margie Tanner



Shane Roark



Bill Bailey (Bill Bailey Concerts)



Perry Edge (Double E Promotions)





Great American Gospel



Hunter Logan (HLE Radio)



WSHE 1270 AM (Columbus, GA)



He Gave All He Had (Tim Livingston)



But God (The Steeles)



Love Is Stronger (Jason Crabb)



Ricky Atkinson



Shannon Shelby (Eternal Vision)



The Sneed Family



Stuart Stallings



Marty Raybon (Soloist)



Crimson Ridge



Ashley Repass (Soloist)



Michael Wayne Smith (Soloist)

Jesse Reece (Soloist)



Karen Peck Gooch (Karen Peck & New River)



Tim Livingston (Soloist)



Jason Crabb



Back Home



The Parish Family

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Gospel Music FanFair Moves To Somerset, Kentucky

Written by Staff on April 8, 2014 – 5:00 am -

Gospel Music FanFair Poster 2014 72 dpi (1)The Southern Gospel Music FanFair has seen much growth in a decade great concerts. SGM FanFair launched its inaugural event in 2005, in Chattanooga, Tennessee and then moved to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 2009. The following year, Wilds & Associates launched the Country Gospel Music FanFest, adding another week of music and even more variety for Gospel music fans.


Earlier this year, SGM FanFair and CGM FanFest was combined into one event so that Gospel music fans can now enjoy a variety of traditional and progressive Southern, Country, Bluegrass, Inspirational and Urban Gospel music at the new Gospel Music FanFair.


The week of Gospel Music FanFair will feature morning worship services, afternoon matinees, daily showcases, evening concerts and a talent search. Presented by Christian Voice Magazine, the Gospel Music Fan Awards program will be held on the final evening of the event.


The all-new six-day mega event premiers at the state-of-the-art theatre of The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky on May 12th through 17th. The prestigious Center is located in the heart of the beautiful Lake Cumberland. The theatre is the crown jewel and showpiece of The Center, where some of the top names in music have performed including the world-renowned National Symphony Orchestra.


The Center offers on-site parking and plenty of nearby hotel accommodations for artists, vendors, and fans. Somerset offers the outdoor fun of Lake Cumberland, plus wide variety of shops, restaurants and attractions suitable for the entire family.


Wilds & Associates has announced yet another major change for this mega event. In honor of their 10th anniversary event, no admission will be charged for general seating. While tickets are still required for artist circle seating, a recent vote among the Gospel Music FanFair Board of Directors resulted in a “no admission charge” policy for general seating. Instead, love offerings will be received each evening throughout the week.


Wilds & Associates president and CEO, Randall Wilds, states, “By choosing to operate on a love offering basis, we believe it will be more economically feasible for families to attend. We also believe that Gospel music fans are loyal and will support the event with their generous financial contributions. We feel great about this decision and we look forward to celebrating our tenth year with Gospel music fans and their favorite artists.”


Nearly 100 artists are scheduled to appear throughout the week, including The McKameys, The Dixie Melody Boys, The Freemans, The Greenes, Wilburn & Wilburn, The Hemphills, Phil Cross, The Roarks, Ann Downing, The Shepherds, John Lanier, Sunday Drive, Eternal Vision, and many more.


Everyone is cordially invited to join us for this special 10th anniversary event as we continue the tradition of Gospel music, fellowship and family fun – creating wonderful memories for years to come.


For more information, visit or call Wilds & Associates at 205-662-4826.






****Special Announcement: Christian Voice Magazine Gospel Music Fan Awards****

Christian Voice Magazine has merged their awards programs, formerly known as the Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards and the Country Gospel Music Fan Awards. The change was made to coincide with the new six-day Gospel Music FanFair event being held this spring in Somerset, KY and to accommodate a broader spectrum of Gospel music sub-genres.

The name of the awards program was officially changed to the Christian Voice Magazine Gospel Music Fan Awards. The program remains 100% fan-based, but Gospel music fans can now vote for their favorites from multiple progressive and traditional conservative sub-genres including Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, Christian Country, Bluegrass Gospel, Inspirational, Urban Gospel, and Worship.

Voting began in early February with the open nomination ballot where fans listed their choices in 25 categories. As a result, Christian Voice Magazine has just announced the top ten finalists for the 2014 Gospel Music Fan Awards.

Jason Crabb leads with nominations in eight categories. In addition to Favorite Male Vocalist and Favorite Crossover Artist, Crabb’s Love Is Stronger CD has been nominated for Favorite Album and his hit radio single, “What The Blood Is For”, is among the top ten for Favorite Song.

Following closely is Christian Country band Sunday Drive and rising male soloist, Michael Wayne Smith. These artists tie with six nominations each, including Sunday Drive’s nomination for Favorite Group and Smith’s for Favorite Soloist.

The Roarks and Tim Livingston come in together with five nominations each while Marty Raybon, Brian Free & Assurance, Ava Kasich, and newcomers Ashley Repass and Jesse Reece each nab four nominations. Karen Peck & New River, Triumphant Quartet, The Dixie Melody Boys, and The Parish Family all have multiple nominations as well.

Gloria Gaither, Archie Watkins and Gerald Wolfe are among the top nominees for Living Legend.

Awards will be given as winners are announced at the 2014 Christian Voice Gospel Music Fan Awards program on May 17, 2014, during the 10th annual Gospel Music FanFair at the Center for Rural Development’s Performing Arts Theatre in Somerset, KY.

To view the full list of top ten finalists and access the online ballot,


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Tim Livingston Releases New Radio Single

Written by SGN Scoops on May 4, 2013 – 5:58 am -

tim livingstonTim Livingston has been in the Singing News Top 80 with his first two singles for 7 months combine since debuting last September. Current single “Grow Through This Valley” is #45 for June in Singing News.  Tim is excited about brand new single “He Gave All He Had” a song that Tim co-wrote. “He Gave All He Had” is now shipped to National Radio on Perry Edge Promotion Southern Gospel Comp Volume 262.

Tim is scheduled to shoot a concept music video for the song in late May. This third single off his “Here’s A Miracle” CD is a song that Tim was inspired to write inspired by Tim’s Father Norman Livingston.  Norm was a gospel promoter for 50 yrs.and founded and pastor from 1958-2011 the same church Tim now pastors. Tim states, “It’s a song from any Son to an Dad. Greater still is our Heavenly Father that really did give all that He had when He gave us Jesus”

It’s been an exciting year for Tim Livingston, he has received a Top 10 nomination
for Top NEW SOLOIST in the 2013 Singing News Fan Awards First Round Voting. The
second round voting is open until May 10 for Singing News subscribers via online
or mail in ballot. Tim recently received 8 Top Five nominations in the Christian Voice Magazine’s Christian Country and Southern Gospel categories for 2013 as well. Awarded the Male Horizon of the Year for CGM FanFest and Songwriter of the Year at the 2012 ICGMA.

Contact Tim Livingston on or call 937-454-9000

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Dixie Melody Boys Claim Numerous Top Honors At SGM Fan Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 3, 2013 – 11:37 am -

DMBSongGardn Music artists, The Dixie Melody Boys solidified their rise back to the top of Southern Gospel at last nights Southern Gospel Fan Awards held in Pigeon Forge, TN. The SGM Fan Awards are presented by the Christian Voice Magazine and honor the best in Southern Gospel music as chosen by the fans. The night was filled with great performances by the Dixie Melody Boys, Palmetto State Quartet, the Hemphills, Phil Cross, the Diplomats and many more.
The Dixie Melody Boys received the most Top 5 Nominations of any group with eleven nominations including Favorite Album, Song and Video. Hall of fame member Ed O’Neal took home the Favorite Bass Singer award for the second year in a row. Steven Cooper won the Favorite Baritone award. “We are so happy for Steven. As many know, he will be stepping down soon so to have the fans honor him and his five years with us this way is wonderful.” said Ed O’Neal. Mike Rogers, who has been with the group just under a year was also honored by being nominated in the Top 5 for Favorite Lead Singer and Young Excelling Artist. Matt Felts won the Favorite Tenor Award having made the Top 5 two years in a row. “Just to be on the list with men like Michael Booth, David Phelps, Brian Free and Jeff Hawes is a huge honor. These men are my heroes. I am so grateful that God has allowed me to sing for him.” said Matt Felts. Ending the night on a high note, the Dixie Melody Boys won Favorite Male Quartet for the second year in a row.
The last two years have shown the Dixie Melody Boys are riding high again with no signs of slowing down. To learn more check them out at

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Jim Sheldon Reaches Top Ten In Country Gospel Chart

Written by SGN Scoops on April 19, 2013 – 6:51 am -

Danville, KY (April 19, 2013) Award nominated Jim Sheldon was excited when he got the news of his new song doing jimsheldonwell on radio. Jim was elated as he said “I just got word from Christian Voice Magazine with news that I have my first Top Ten Charting song on their charts.”

Sheldon’s song “I Would Crawl All The Way” went to number 9 on the Christian Voice Christian Country Chart and went to number 43 on the CVM Southern Gospel Chart. Both charts are for the month of June.

I Would Crawl All The Way” can be heard on ReverbNation, and it can be seen at .

You can reach Jim Sheldon at http://jimsheldonmusic.com, or E-mail him .

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Tim Livingston Signs Agreement with Patterson Music Group

Written by SGN Scoops on February 27, 2013 – 1:45 pm -

Gospel Music recording artist Tim Livingston signs Publicity and Special Promotions Agreement with Patterson Music Group.  Tim tim and paulineLivingston states “I’m excited to be working with Pauline and Ken at Patterson Music Group.  Pauline has proven over the years to be a valued friend and promoter to so many Southern Gospel Music Artists. And has proven to be devoted in promoting the Gospel. I’m honored that Pauline is in my corner and helping my music ministry reach more souls with my songs.” Patterson Music Group will be engaged in specialized publicity/promotions for Tim Livingston Music. Tim’s latest album “Here’s A Miracle” has experienced tremendous response from Southern Gospel and Country Gospel Radio. Tim’s first two singles “Here’s A Miracle” was #1 in Christian Voice CG for Dec ’12 and “Grow Through This Valley” will be #1 in CV CG for April ’13 and has climbed to #31 in CV SG and #55 in Singing News after just second month for April.  Tim Livingston was awarded the Gold Cross Songwriter of the Year by the ICGMA for 2012. And is currently nominated as a TOP 5 Finalist in 8 Categories in the 2013 CGM FanFest and SGM FanFair Awards. Including Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, Soloist and Male Horizon.

Tim was just notified of TOP 5 Finalist Nominations by the Christian Voice Magazine !!
Country Gospel
Soloist, Male Horizon, Favorite Male
Vocalist, Songwriter, Song of the Year, Album.
Southern Gospel
Song of the Year and New Excelling Artist

Contact Tim Livingston on or call 937-454-9000 or

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Dixie Melody Boys Receive 11 Top Ten Christian Voice Magazine Fan Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops on January 4, 2013 – 6:57 am -

Kinston, NC – With the dawning of a new year, The Dixie Melody Boys prove that their rise back to the top of the Southern Gospel dixieranks continues to reach new heights. Yesterday, the group was honored with 11 Top Ten nominations from the Christian Voice Magazine. The 11 Top Ten nominations for the 2013 Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards marks the most ever for the Dixie Melody Boys to receive in one year.
In 2012, The Dixie Melody Boys received seven nominations and won the Favorite Male Quartet, while long-time member, Ed O’Neal, received the Favorite Bass Singer Award. This year, the group is again nominated for Favorite Male Quartet. Additionally, Hall Of Fame member Ed O’Neal continues to be a fan favorite after 50 years with the group, once again receiving the Favorite Bass Singer nomination. Additionally, O’Neal is a nominee for the Living Legend Award. Tenor Matt Felts appears for the second year in a row in the Favorite Tenor category, solidifying his place as one of Gospel Music’s brightest young talents. The group’s baritone, Steven Cooper makes his debut appearance receiving the nomination for Favorite Baritone. Mike Rogers, who joined the group as lead singer earlier in 2012,  has made an instant impact and the fans have embraced him. Evidence of this is his nomination for Favorite Lead Singer and Excelling Young Individual.
The Dixie Melody Boys were also honored by receiving the Album Of The Year nomination and Song Of The Year nomination for  their moving rendition of “The Call Is Still The Same,” the second release from their historic 50th Anniversary recording  to receive Song Of The Year honors. “Jesus In My Boat,” also included on the recording, was nominated last year. The Dixie Melody released another historic project this year, Dixie Melody Boys Reunion: 50 Years Of Influence. The DVD, recorded live at the National Quartet Convention, has been nominated for Video Of The Year. Additionally, the television show “Great American Gospel,” hosted by Ed O’Neal and the Dixie Melody Boys, was nominated for Favorite Television Show. 
As tenor Matt Felts shares, the group is overwhelmed by these honors. “We are honored to be selected by the fans. The lists of nominees include so many incredible people that we love and admire, so this is a blessing. We have several big things to announce in the coming weeks and this is a great start to our new year.”
The Dixie Melody Boys kick off the 2013 with their annual West Coast Tour. The trip will include 14 stops out West in Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Arizona and New Mexico during January. A complete list of tour dates is available at
Those wishing to vote for the 2013 Christian Voice Magazine Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards may visit

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Palmetto State Celebrates Number One Song

Written by SGN Scoops on September 3, 2012 – 9:16 am -

NASHVILLE, TN:  The all new vocal line up of Palmetto State was in the studio this week working on a brand new project.  The session was interrupted when Beckie Simmons, Dixie McKeithen and Melinda Hames from BSA World stopped by to celebrate the group’s recent success.  The charts in both Cashbox Magazine and Christian Voice Magazine have group’s radio single, “Moment of Grace” in the number one spot for the month of July and August.   According to group member, Paul Lancaster, “Moment of Grace is such a great song.  Every night we watch people connect with the message.  It just really gets to the heart of what Christianity is all about.  In spite of all of our faults or what we’ve done wrong, it only takes a moment to have an encounter with God’s love and that can forever change everything”.   The new Palmetto State project will be released by the end of this year.

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(Pictured from left to right, back row:  Palmetto State’s Casey Martin, Paul Lancaster, Jeremy Easley, Mike Allen, Larry Strickland & David Staton.  Front row: BSA World’s Melinda Hames, Beckie Simmons & Dixie McKeithen)

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