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Classic Artists Records releases Pine Ridge Boys “Creekside Live!”

Written by Staff on April 13, 2020 – 3:18 pm -

 Pine Ridge Boys Charlotte, N.C. (April 13, 2020) –  Classic Artists Records releases a milestone DVD-CD recording from the Pine Ridge Boys this spring. This recording celebrates the group’s 57 continuous years of singing quartet gospel music.

 Pine Ridge Boys “Creekside Live!”“Creekside Live!” was recorded in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the kickoff concert for the annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The intimate concert welcomed Creekside VIP fans, Pine Ridge family and fans from the southeast, with gospel music D.J.’s and promoters in the mix. 

Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today

Classic Artists Music Group’s Charlie Griffin states, “Creekside LIVE is incredible. The music, emotion and worship shared between the Pine Ridge Boys and the concertgoers is contagious. The response has been exciting from young and old alike. And you would expect nothing less from this heritage quartet.”

Classic Artists Records releases Pine Ridge Boys “Creekside Live!”PRB manager Larry Stewart exclaims, “Over the years, my Dad (Jim Stewart) and Charles Burke recorded many studio projects, but the quartet had never recorded a project like this. This recording captures that special energy and spirit that only happens with friends when sharing the love of gospel music and its message. It was a great night and a concert to remember.”

Classic Artists Records releases Pine Ridge Boys “Creekside Live!”Creekside promoter Rob Patz shares, “Larry and the guys have stood with us since the first Creekside convention in 2012, and we were thrilled to be their venue for this historic event. From the very beginning I have looked forward to this recording. The Pine Ridge Boys are some of my favorite people. I cannot wait to re-live the evening.”

The recording team from Gospel Music Today captured the Creekside LIVE concert.

Ken Grady of Gospel Music Today

Ken Grady says, “We are big fans of the traditional quartet sound and we love working with the Pine Ridge Boys. In Rhode Island, there is a blind fan that receives an audio cd of the GMT syndicated television program. After featuring the live version of the Pine Ridge Boys’ “Wine Into Water,” on the program, he called. The first thing he wanted to talk about was the Pine Ridge Boys. His excitement confirms;  the Pine Ridge Boys concert that night is exceptional.”

The audio-video recording features a live version of the group’s current studio radio release “Wine Into Water.”  A total of fifteen songs filled with worship, quartet convention singing and just pure fun with special Creekside friends makes this concert recording a treasure for years to come.

The DVD and CD are separate units and are available at any Pine Ridge Boys appearance, through Springside Marketing, or from  

For more information on the DVD – CD release contact at For artist interactions with personal management by Larry Stewart, call 864-473-8849 or visit  

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Pine Ridge Boys Will Recording First Live DVD At Creekside 2019

Written by Staff on April 4, 2019 – 9:18 am -

Meet the Pine Ridge Boys Again For the First Time

Pine Ridge Boys

The 2019 Creekside Gospel Music Convention is now in its eighth year at Pigeon Forge, Tenn., held Oct. 27 – 31.  On Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, the Pine Ridge Boys and Chordsmen Quartet will be kicking it off in style, as the Pine Ridge Boys will be recording their first live CD and DVD during the Sunday night concert.


Mark Cash with Larry Stewart. Pine Ridge Boys

Mark Cash with Larry Stewart

“Recording a live project is something my Dad wanted to do, but never did,” said Larry Stewart of the Pine Ridge Boys, which were founded in 1963. “The group never recorded a concert (to be released) to the public all these many years. So, when Classic Artists Records began discussing the possibility of a live recording, everything just seemed right. The project will honor Jim Stewart (my Dad), Wayne Shuford, Miles Cooper, Charles Burke, Darius Shuford and all Pine Ridge Boys members over the years.”


Charlie Griffin

Classic Artists Records’ Charlie Griffin stated, “The interaction between concert goers and the Pine Ridge Boys is personal. Their concerts are filled with positive songs and energy, touched with laughter and words of encouragement. That relationship can only be captured on a live recording. We feel the Pine Ridge Boys are able to share that excitement every time they take the stage, whether church or a concert venue.”


Rob Patz

Rob Patz

“I’m so excited that the Pine Ridge Boys have chosen to shoot a live video at our Creekside Kick-off concert,” says Rob Patz, owner of Creekside Gospel Music Convention. “It’s their very first live DVD and an event not to be missed. Larry and the guys have stood with us since the first Creekside convention in 2012, and we are thrilled to be their venue for this historic event.”


Ken and Jean Grady

Classic Artists Records and the Pine Ridge Boys are collaborating with Gospel Music Today for the recording. “We are looking forward to working with one of our favorite quartets at one of our favorite gospel music events: Creekside Gospel Music Convention,” Gospel Music Today’s Ken Grady stated. “Opening night always draws a great and enthusiastic crowd and we are looking forward to this night and project.” Wise Choice Promotions, led by president Lori Wise, will be handling all audio interactions with conventional radio, satellite, internet, podcasts and pay on demand medium.

The Chordsmen

The Chordsmen

Creekside 2019Creekside Live! will be recorded at the Mill Creek Conference Center, located at 3785 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3813. The Creekside Gospel Music Convention offers Bluegrass, Country and Southern gospel afternoon music showcases, evening concerts, and the Diamond Award presentations. For more information on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the 2019 Diamond Awards ceremony, as well as accommodations and VIP tickets, contact Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.


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Written by Staff on August 31, 2018 – 2:50 pm -



Classic Artists Records, LLC and the Sheltons announce an exclusive partnership that covers recording, promotion and artist development. This partnership is an extension of friendships that have spanned over 30 years.


Charlie Griffin says, “I am really excited at the opportunities we have together. The Sheltons are truly a rare gem in southern gospel music. Pure class on stage and off, they are the real deal. They are just good people! The Sheltons have repackaged their new cd under the Classic Artists label.  “A Childs Request” is a cd collection of heritage songs that truly reflect a strong message of faith and hope but more importantly features that Shelton family harmony. There new radio single I KNOW YOU is charting nationwide and entered the Singing News Chart at 78 after a one month release.”


The Sheltons with Charlie Griffin from Classic Records LLC

The Sheltons with Charlie Griffin from Classic Artists Records LLC

With Classic Artists Records, The Sheltons will be more focused on building lasting relationships with gospel music fans, promoters, pastors and being available for media. There will be an increased emphasis on conventional, internet and pay on demand radio and TV. The Sheltons have an interactive website and look to be engaged with gospel music fans with various internet promotions and projects. The future is indeed bright for the Sheltons and Classic Artists Records.


THE SHELTONS started singing in 1960 as the George Shelton Family from Pickens, S.C. They sung at local church revivals and homecomings in Pickens, Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg and Oconee Counties. It wasn’t long until they found themselves also singing throughout Western NC and North Georgia releasing five recordings along the way from 1960 to 1964. The group at that time consisted of brothers and sister: George Shelton, Jr and Sandra Shelton, Gail Shelton, Devon Shelton; Elwyn Shelton and father, George Shelton, Sr who played rhythm guitar.


The Sheltons with Charlie Griffin from Classic Artists Records LLCBy the mid 60’s they had won an Arthur Smith talent contest gaining them an appearance on his television show.  They also appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob Poole TV show and the Harvesters Quartet TV show. They began touring full-time across the U.S. appearing in churches, city auditoriums, high schools and county fairs and were soon invited to become part of The Blue Ridge Quartet’s nationally syndicated television show and toured the U.S. and Canada with them from 1970-72.


They also appeared on the WWVA Jamboree in Wheeling, WV and on the Grand Ole Gospel Opry at the Ryman Auditorium and Opryland in Nashville, TN. With the Blue Ridge Quartet, the Sheltons recorded one album (Together) that cemented a life-long friendships with Kenny Gates, Bill Crowe, Laverne Tripp, Donnie Seabolt, Fred Daniel and Burl Strevel. The family is quick to acknowledge “To them we owe a debt of gratitude and respect.”


Classic Artists Records LLCAs their albums had started receiving increased radio airplay in 1967 they were offered a recording contract on the HALO label with MARK V recording studio in Greenville, SC.


Today Sandra, Frankie and George Jr carry on the family’s rich tradition of sharing their message of faith and hope through Southern Gospel music. He continues, “58 years is a long time but we still love singing as a family. It gets better all the time!”


In May 2016 THE SHELTONS were inducted into the South Carolina Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The first time since the SC Hall Of Fame inception that an entire group was inducted at once.


George shares “The first Halo album we recorded was titled “Heartfelt Gospel” and has the first known recording of the song “Jesus Is Coming Soon.” They introduced the song to their lineup in 1966. 50 years ago this year! Today this song still gets such a positive response. It is truly a southern gospel classic!”  That song goes along way with their induction in the SC Hall Of Fame. It is a Shelton’s trademark song. The Sheltons are also credited for introducing another classic song, JESUS IS MINE.


Classic Artists Records is a recording network of artists who are friends and share a common bond in music, attitude, entertainment and faith. Friendships that have lasted over 30 years or more mold this network of co-operation. Life is a journey and yes, “We are in this thing together!”


Today Classic Artists Records shares one mission- a quality recording with real message music. Our artists seek to provide a real life affirming, positive messages in churches, auditoriums, concert halls, festivals, fairs and any number of concert venues. On a recording or in person, the mission is constant.


It is gospel music! There will be lots of singing, laughs, sharing and even some teaching in the personal appearances of the Classic Artists Records talents. Gospel music is message music that is encouraging and fun anytime. On the radio? It is pure listening enjoyment!


It is entertainment! Yes, we want you to enjoy the music and stories. We want you to allow the blessings of life to provide “joy for the journey.” We want you to take a song and sing it long after the concert ends.


Whether you schedule one or more artists for your next time of worship, singspiration or night of gospel music, you will enjoy the professionalism and quality of music that is shared with your friends at Classic Artists Records!


As the Sheltons are experiencing a renewed energy in gospel music, you can enjoy them in your church, concert venue or special event. Contact The Sheltons, George Shelton, Jr at 352-238-3833. You can email You can visit their website for more information on the music and news.


Classic Artists Records music downloads are available now from Access each artist by name for the current releases for conventional, internet and pay-on-demand radio programming for current Classic Artists Records talent, The Sheltons, Pine Ridge Boys and Charlie Griffin.


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Classic Artists Records and The Pine Ridge Boys release THE BLOOD STILL FLOWS

Written by Staff on January 18, 2016 – 5:14 pm -

Pine Ridge Boys. Blood Still Flows

Pine Ridge Boys. Blood Still Flows

For 53 years, the Pine Ridge Boys have sung quartet gospel music, a heritage that is rich in four part harmonies that are almost a lost art form.


After the success of STILL ENJOYING THE JOURNEY cd, the Pine Ridge Boys began selecting new music for a forthcoming cd. Larry Stewart, bass singer/ manager shares, “We have been looking for the perfect mix of songs with powerful lyrical messages and melodies. We went back to this song THE BLOOD STILL FLOWS written 25 years ago.  The message is so powerful and has been exciting to sing in concert.  The response has been exceptional. So much that we had to release the song before we finished the cd.”


Hey Y’all Media is handling the radio promotion in conjunction with the Pine Ridge Boys and Classic Artists Records.  The immediate radio response has been well received.


Pine Ridge Boys

Pine Ridge Boys

2016 is off and running for the Pine Ridge Boys and the future is bright. Tour dates are being finalized that are taking the quartet into new areas. Radio response from conventional radio, satellite, internet, podcast programming and pay on demand is continuing to lay a solid foundation with gospel music fans, young and old alike.


For group information, scheduling or music orders contact: the Pine Ridge Boys, Larry Stewart, 305 Water St, Inman, SC 29349. or call 864-473-8849.


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