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AWARD-WINNING ARTIST DAVID EAST RECEIVES TWO AWARDS

Written by SGN Scoops on January 8, 2014 – 6:00 pm -

Chattanooga, TN (January 2, 2014) —  During the 2013 TCGMA (Tennessee Country Gospel Music Association) and GCGMA (Georgia Country Gospel Music Association) awards show, David East received two david eastawards: CD of the Year for his “He Kept His Promise” project, and Male Vocalist of the Year in the New Gospel category.

“I am so honored and humbled by these awards”, said David. “God has been so good to me, and I am so thankful to be able to minister and sing for Him.”

You can learn more about David East at his website, http://www.davideast.net.

About David East: David East developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance.  David has learned to play a total of 13 instruments, but he’s best known for is his piano and keyboard work. Always a fan favorite, once the big man gets behind the piano you know that you’re in for a wealth of good music and entertainment. His playing is a mixture of several different styles presented with his own flair.

For more information, or if you would like to schedule an interview with David East, please contact Bobbie East at 615-752-2243 or via email at bobbie@davideast.net.


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AWARD-WINNING ARTIST, DAVID EAST RELEASES “GRACE IS GREATER” TO NATIONAL RADIO THIS WEEK

Written by SGN Scoops on January 14, 2013 – 3:32 pm -

Newburgh, IN (January 10, 2013) —  CGMA award-winning artist, David East  is pleased to announce his second national radio release, david east“Grace is Greater.” The song shipped to radio on the Patterson Promotions Volume 10 compilation.
“I am so excited that Grace is Greater is my second radio release,” said David. “Time after time, folks have shared with me how this song touched them and ministered to them in times of trouble. I encourage everyone to call their local station and request Grace is Greater.”
Ken Patterson of Patterson Promotions said, “Patterson Promotions is proud to represent David East with his national promotions to radio. David is a very talented and gifted musician, singer and songwriter; we have been with David in concert, and his call is evident as he ministers to the audience . We recommend David as a must for your next event or church function if you want ministry.”
Phil Culbertson, Pastor of Christ Corner Church in Henderson, KY shares, “David East has a tremendous heart and passion for music, and his passion for that music returns for the Glory of God. As a musician, he has an ear to hear what the average ear does not even notice. With all the gifts God has blessed him with, songwriting has become one of his greatest tools to share not only his story, but the story of the blessed Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way many can relate. His latest song, “Grace is Greater” is probably one of my favorite songs that he has written. As his pen was placed on the paper, I do not believe that even he knew he would paint the picture with words that this song paints. It reminds us that tests, trials, mistakes, and broken dreams are all erased with the stroke of God’s paintbrush called Grace. I know that you will be blessed by it as well as encouraged to continue on in the Grace wherein God has set you free.”
Jerry Adams, Church of God District Overseer and Pastor of the Shelburn Church of God in Shelburn, Indiana adds, “When I first heard this song, I played it over and over again. Such a powerful message at a time when so many are suffering. This song will bless you.”
“Grace is Greater” is featured on David’s first solo project, “He Kept His Promise”, available at http://www.davideast.net and on ITunes.
About David East: David East developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance. David has received many awards for his music and performances.
About Patterson Promotions: Patterson Promotions has been in the business of promoting gospel music for over six years. Owner and operator, Pauline Patterson is no stranger to this industry. Aside from singing southern and country gospel for most of her life, she has been on both sides of the table. First, as a DJ at WFSR in Harlan, KY and now as the promoter. Patterson Promotions has represented such groups as: Homeland Quartet, The Browders ,Porter Family ,The Hyssongs, Mike Upright ,Heavens Highway and the list continues to grow. The Lord has blessed Pauline to help these groups and many more, to showcase their ministry to radio all across this nation. For that we say, “To God be the Glory!”

For more information, or if you would like to schedule an interview with David East, please contact Bobbie East at 615-752-2243 or via email at bobbie@davideast.net.


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David East Receives Two Golden Heart Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on December 10, 2012 – 5:14 pm -

Gatlinburg, TN (December 8, 2012) – During the 2012 CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association) International Convention, held October 22, 2012 through October 27, 2012, David East received two Golden heart awards, namely: Favorite Artist of the Year, Promoter of the Year, and the Band of the Year award, given to the HeartsAFire! band, for which he played keyboard. Ballots were cast throughout the week-long event by the members in attendance.

“It’s such an honor to receive these awards, especially since the votes for each one came from my peers in the music industry”, said David. “It doesn’t happen very often, but I’m left speechless. These folks welcomed me into their organization with such hospitality.”

The CGMA awards process, which occurs each year at the Divisional level and at the International level, is not designed to create a competition between the artists; but rather as a means of encouraging and lifting up CGMA artists and members.

David says, “Each night before the ballots were cast, CGMA President Billy Hale led those in attendance in prayer, asking God to guide their hands as they voted for the ones who needed it most. I was most impressed by that, and to see the looks on the faces of those who were not expecting to receive an award was wonderful.”

You can learn more about the County Gospel Music Association at their website, http://www.countrygospelmusic.com. You can learn more about David East at his website, http://www.davideast.net, or at his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DavidWEast.

About David East: David East developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance. David has learned to play a total of 13 instruments, but he’s best known for is his piano and keyboard work. Always a fan favorite, once the big man gets behind the piano you know that you’re in for a wealth of good music and entertainment. His playing is a mixture of several different styles presented with his own flair.

About the CGMA: The Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA) began in 1996 and has been dedicated to ministry since its creation. While the CGMA appreciates the music business, and for the sake of its members, does whatever possible to advance the cause of the Country Gospel genre, CGMA believes every Christian artist should be totally committed to the Everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:11) and have as their chief priority, blessing the heart of God. When the song is used as a vehicle for the Savior, it is honored of the Father and may also achieve success within the industry; but the glitter of the music business should never be our objective.


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David East Receives Six Silver Heart Awards at CGMA Eastern Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on August 29, 2012 – 10:52 am -

Gatlinburg, TN (August 25, 2012) – During the 2012 CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association) Eastern Division Convention, held August 20, 2012 through August 25, 2012, David East received six silver heart awards, namely: Songwriter of the Year, Favorite Artist of the Year, Comedian of the Year, Manager of the Year, Promoter of the Year, and the Band of the Year award, given to the HeartsAFire! band, which he played keyboard for. Ballots were cast throughout the week-long event by the members in attendance.

This marks the second time that David has received the CGMA Songwriter of the Year award, given this year for the song, “Grace is Greater”. In 2011, David received the award for “Morning After the Rapture”, a song that reached the top 10 on several industry charts.

“It’s such an honor to receive these awards, especially since the votes for each one came from my peers in the music industry”, said David. “It doesn’t happen very often, but I’m left speechless. These folks welcomed me into their organization with such hospitality.”

The CGMA awards process, which occurs each year at the Divisional level and at the International level, is not designed to create a competition between the artists; but rather as a means of encouraging and lifting up CGMA artists and members.

David says, “Each night before the ballots were cast, CGMA President Billy Hale led those in attendance in prayer, asking God to guide their hands as they voted for the ones who needed it most. I was most impressed by that, and to see the looks on the faces of those who were not expecting to receive an award was wonderful.”

You can learn more about the County Gospel Music Association at their website, http://www.countrygospelmusic.com.  You can learn more about David East at his website, http://www.davideast.net, or at his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/DavidWEast.

About David East: David East developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance.  David has learned to play a total of 13 instruments, but he’s best known for is his piano and keyboard work. Always a fan favorite, once the big man gets behind the piano you know that you’re in for a wealth of good music and entertainment. His playing is a mixture of several different styles presented with his own flair.

About the CGMA:  The Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA) began in 1996 and has been dedicated to ministry since its creation.  While we appreciate the music business, and for the sake of our members, do all we can to advance the cause of the Country Gospel genre, we believe every Christian artist should be totally committed to the Everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:11) and have as their chief priority, blessing the heart of God.  When the song is used as a vehicle for the Savior, it is honored of the Father and may also achieve success within the industry; but the glitter of the music business should never be our objective.


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“Morning After The Rapture” Released to National Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on April 2, 2012 – 4:18 am -

Newburgh, IN (March 29, 2012) – CGMA award-winning artist, David East, known for his work with the Southern Gospel Times,  is pleased to announce his first national radio release, “Morning After The Rapture”. The song shipped to radio on March 28, 2012 on the Patterson Promotions Volume 8 compilation.

As the title implies, “Morning After The Rapture” describes events that will take place on the morning after the rapture occurs. The song’s poignant lyrics strike at the listeners’ hearts, and it has become the most requested song wherever David ministers. David’s performance of “Morning After The Rapture” at the CGMA International Convention in October, 2011 earned him the “International Songwriter of the Year” award.

“I am so excited to see the message of this song carried to the airwaves,” said David. “The response to this song has been incredible, and I pray that God uses this song to reach even more people. I encourage everyone to call their local station and request Morning After the Rapture.”

Ken Patterson of Patterson Promotions said, ” Patterson Promotions is proud to release this timely single for David; he has a great vocal sound. For 2000 years we’ve heard the message, “Jesus is coming back” –  Lord forbid that we get callused to the fact that he really is coming soon. If you thinks it’s dreary now, just wait till the light is gone!”

Phil Culbertson, Pastor of Christ Corner Church in Henderson, KY shares, “David East puts words to music that not only inspire but cause you to sit back and take inventory of your life with his song, Morning After the Rapture. This song brings more than a melody – it’s a message reminding you that this world is temporary and God’s grace and mercy is the only hope in a world that one day will come to an end. This song is truly one of a kind, written to the depths that touches the soul with a message so simple even a child could understand it.”

Jerry Adams, Church of God District Overseer and Pastor of the Shelburn Church of God in Shelburn, Indiana adds, “The first time I heard that song I knew it was destined to be counted among Southern Gospel’s greatest songs. It speaks to where we live today and I know it will reach many people for God.”

“Morning After The Rapture” is featured on David’s first solo project, “He Kept His Promise”, available at http://www.davideast.net and on ITunes.

About David East: Award-Winning Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Teacher, and Evangelist David East developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance.

About Patterson Promotions:  Patterson Promotions has been in the business of promoting gospel music for over six years. Owner and operator, Pauline Patterson is no stranger to this industry. Aside from singing southern and country gospel for most of her life, she has been on both sides of the table. First, as a DJ at WFSR in Harlan, KY and now as the promoter. Patterson Promotions has represented such groups as: Homeland Quartet, The Browders ,Porter Family ,The Hyssongs, Mike Upright ,Heavens Highway and the list continues to grow. The Lord has blessed Pauline to help these groups and many more, to showcase their ministry to radio all across this nation. For that we say, “To God be the Glory!”

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David East Receives Two Golden Heart Awards at CGMA International Convention

Written by SGN Scoops on October 26, 2011 – 3:21 am -

Branson, MO (October 22, 2011) – During the 2011 CGMA (Country Gospel Music Association) International Convention, held October 17, 2011 through October 22, 2011, David East received two golden heart awards: Songwriter of the Year, and the Band of the Year award, given to the Hearts AFire! band which he played keyboard for. Ballots were cast throughout the week-long event by the members in attendance.
 
“It’s such an honor to receive these awards, especially since the votes for each one came from my peers in the music industry”, said David. “It doesn’t happen very often, but I’m left speechless. These folks welcomed me into their organization with such hospitality.”
 
The CGMA awards process, which occurs each year at the Divisional level and at the International level, is not designed to create a competition between the artists; but rather as a means of encouraging and lifting up CGMA artists and members. David had been awarded six silver heart awards at the 2011 CGMA Eastern Division Conference: Songwriter of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, Manager of the Year, Producer of the Year, Favorite Artist of the Year, and with the Hearts Afire! band, Band of the Year.
 
David says, “Each night before the ballots were cast, CGMA President Billy Hale led those in attendance in prayer, asking God to guide their hands as they voted for the ones who needed it most. I was most impressed by that, and to see the looks on the faces of those who were not expecting to receive an award was wonderful.”
You can learn more about the County Gospel Music Association at their website, http://www.countrygospelmusic.com .  You can learn more about David East at his website, http://www.davideast.net .
About David East: David East developed his love for music at the age of 8 years old, singing in his home church and at school functions. This love for music led him to first learn to play the guitar, taking weekly lessons for a year and eventually increasing his ability through self-instruction and study. Early in his life, David exhibited a strong ear for music, excelling in both instrumental and vocal performance.  David has learned to play a total of 13 instruments, but he’s best known for is his piano and keyboard work. Always a fan favorite, once the big man gets behind the piano you know that you’re in for a wealth of good music and entertainment. His playing is a mixture of several different styles presented with his own flair.
 
About the CGMA:  The Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA) began in 1996 and has been dedicated to ministry since its creation.  While we appreciate the music business, and for the sake of our members, do all we can to advance the cause of the Country Gospel genre, we believe every Christian artist should be totally committed to the Everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:11) and have as their chief priority, blessing the heart of God.  When the song is used as a vehicle for the Savior, it is honored of the Father and may also achieve success within the industry; but the glitter of the music business should never be our objective.


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Southern Gospel Times Editor Undergoes Two Surgeries, Hospitalization

Written by Scoops Staff on August 4, 2010 – 3:48 pm -

Newburgh, IN — Southern Gospel Times Editor, David East is home recovering after an extended hospital stay, during which Mr. East underwent two surgeries and an MRI which revealed several ruptured discs and a displaced spine. During his time in the hospital, Mr. East was also successfully treated for a severe infection resulting from diabetes-related complications that required intravenous IV antibiotics.

Mr. East is well known among Southern Gospel circles not only for the popular Southern Gospel Times website but also for his singing and instrumental abilities. Currently singing and playing keyboards with the Original Gospel Sounds, Mr. East’s solo performance at the 2009 Branson Gospel Music Convention was very well accepted. The Original Gospel Sounds have suspended performances while Mr. East recuperates. Churches, fans, friends and loved ones have been praying and continue to pray for his recovery.

According to Mr. East’s wife, Bobbie, “I’ve seen God move when the doctors couldn’t, and there is no doubt in my mind this will strengthen our faith in Him. This trial will become a blessing, this tragedy will become a triumph, and God will make this a marvelous testimony. Sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for your prayers, thoughts and anything else you may have done on our family’s behalf. Please continue to remember David in your prayers as he recovers.”

In Mr. East’s absence, the Southern Gospel Times news content and monthly articles have not been updated; However, the 100% Fan-Voted Southern Gospel Music Chart has not been affected because it tabulates the voting results and posts them automatically each week. A representative explained, “Because of his illness, David has not been able to approve any new content for the site. We are looking into different options to get the news and articles updated and hope to have something in place by the end of July to get everything caught up. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this difficult time.”

You can send a personal get-well wish for David East to: getwell@southerngospeltimes.com.

The Southern Gospel Times can be found at: http://www.southerngospeltimes.com.

For more information, please contact the Southern Gospel Times via email at info@southerngospeltimes.com or via phone at: 615-752-2243.


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