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Written by Staff on September 28, 2019 – 10:22 am -

Port City QuartetEric Melton of Choice Media Group (formerly Choice Promotions and Management) will be representing The Port City Quartet of Wilmington North Carolina in a multimedia agreement effective immediately.

The Port City Quartet released their debut recording Run On with their debut single being the title cut from the project.  The follow up single, the J.D. Sumner classic “What A Morning” has received noteworthy response from radio and will debut on the Singing News and other industry charts for September. 

The group consists of Baritone and Group Founder Terry Carter, Tenor Rick Vance, Lead Vocalist Jonathan Thompson, Pianist Joe Lane and Bass Guitarist Garlan Drye.  

Eric Melton states “ I have been friends with Terry Carter for the last 30 years since I was a teenage Gospel Music Air Personality on the radio in Arkansas. During Terry’s tenure with The Anchormen, I became familiar with his singing while the program director for the first station I started with and later I worked with him at 2 of the recording labels in Gospel Music that I was employed at.  I have always appreciated his vocal ability but over the years I have come even more to appreciate his spiritual fervor and his Christian life that Terry exemplifies.”

“What A Morning” was released both by Choice Media and Daywind Music Group and Choice Media will continue to represent Port City in radio promotion, publicity, digital distribution and brand marketing.  You can contact The Dominion Agency to schedule this powerful quartet at your next event and they will deliver Quartet Music at it’s finest with an emphasis on spiritual revival. 

For more information find the group on their website HERE 

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Pray For Eric Melton

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 17, 2015 – 9:19 am -

Pray For Eric Melton

Pray For Eric Melton

An open letter from Eric Melton Ministries and Choice Promotions    

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. Thank you to all who have sent encouraging words and prayed for me throughout my battle over the last year with my kidney issues. After multiple procedures that have been unsuccessful. My right kidney has completed failed and has been dying. There is no function with it whatsoever. So this afternoon on December 17, 2015 I will be admitted to Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin Tennessee and the specialists will be removing my right kidney. If we didn’t have the surgery at this time they are concerned that disease can spread to my other organs this procedure is extremely necessary. I will remain in the hospital for a few days. I may be unreachable for a couple of days but I so appreciate each one thinking of and praying for me. We believe that all of the medical personnel and specialists will experience no complications during the surgery and that I would heal quickly. What I am so glad to testify of is that God has blessed me with a 100% left kidney that is perfectly healthy. If you combine that with my dropping over 60 pounds this year and going down 2 pant sizes I thank God for greater health. God bless you all this Christmas season and thank you for all that you do. Eric Melton ministries , The Melton family and Choice Promotions appreciates each of you.

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The Cupps Reach Publicity and Promotions Agreement with Choice Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on June 12, 2012 – 5:21 am -

Nashville, TN – Eric Melton announces today that The Cupps of Williamsburg, Kentucky have a signed a Radio Promotions and Publicity agreement with Melton’s company: Choice Promotions and Management.
During the year 1996 Melton became acquainted with Troy and Barbara Cupp and their family being the Director of Radio Promotions at Zion Music Group in which The Cupps became a signed recording artist with the label that same year.  The Cupps are known for their song “What’s Wrong with Living Right” which reached #32 on several national charts and continuing on the charts for eight consecutive months.  Other Top 80 hits have included such songs as “Army of Angels”, “The Man In The Middle, “He’s My Friend,  “I Found The Rock plus several other charting singles.”
Melton states ” It has been wonderful recently getting reacquainted with The Cupps.  One thing I appreciate about Troy and Barbara and their family is they are genuine people.  In 1996 while the promoter at Zion Music we released a single called “He’ll Be Calling Us Home”.  Not too frequently do you find an artist that is in demand within 3 weeks after their first national release, however as soon as their single had been mailed and we had not even began contacting the stations about the progress of the single, the phone was ringing constantly of churches wanting to get in touch with them for bookings.  I know that God has had their anointing on them all of these years and they continue to bless many lives with their ministry”.
In addition to their travels, The Cupps pastor the New Life Tabernacle in Jellico TN and are currently working on their next recording “Somebody’s Gonna Stand” with their long time award winning producer Kevin McManus.  The first single from the new CD will be released on Choice Promotions Radio Sampler Vol #2 this summer.  You can find more information in the coming weeks by emailing Choice Promotions at or by going to

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Mark Dubbeld Family Signs Publicity Agreement with Choice Promotions and Management

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 9, 2012 – 3:22 pm -

Nashville, TN-  Eric Melton of Choice Promotions and Management announced today that Mansion Entertainment recording artist The Mark Dubbeld Family has signed a long term publicity agreement with Choice Promotions.
The Mark Dubbeld Family from  Moneta Virginia,  renowned for inspired originally penned songs, family harmony, and a sincere desire to communicate the Gospel through their music and testimony, have been making an significant impact in Gospel Music and in the lives of those that they touch with their ministry.
Melton states ” I first met Mark 2 years ago at the National Quartet Convention and was blessed by their ministry and family closeness.  I feel that God has been placing the building blocks together for them over the last couple of years and most recently their amount of presence in the marketplace has expanded.  In addition to help broaden their territory they signed a recording contract with my great friend Bill Traylor at Mansion Entertainment, I am excited to see what is on the horizon for the Mark Dubbled Family as God continues to open new doors of opportunity.”
The Mark Dubbeld Family consists of Mark, his wife Janene, and children, Vincent, Leighton, Elena, Channing and Britton.  Each of them play an active role in the ministry, singing, and as accomplished musicians playing such instruments as drums, bass guitar and acoustic guitar.
Their latest recording on the Mansion label is titled “On With Praise” with their new single now playing at radio “Inside The Gate”.    You can find more information by going to or by becoming their Facebook friend. You can also reach Choice Promotions by email for more information at

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Road Less Traveled to be Featured Peformer at Concert Explosion this weekend

Written by SGN Scoops on June 1, 2012 – 9:10 am -

Huntington, WV-  Popular Gospel Band Road Less Traveled will take part
in at Post Memorial Day celebration weekend with numerous top Southern
Gospel and Bluegrass artists this weekend.  This event will be held
this Saturday and Sunday June 2nd  and 3rd, 2012 at the Mud River Dam
Recreation Area near Hamlin, West Virginia.  This event is  sponsored
by the Lincoln County Commission and the Lincoln County Parks &
Recreation Commission,and is an all day bluegrass concert on Saturday,
and an all day Gospel sing on Sunday.

Saturday’s lineup features Kenny & Amanda Smith, Darren Beachley
(former lead singer for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver), Lorraine Jordan &
Carolina Road, Jim & Valerie Gabehart, The Rarely Herd, Nu-Blu,
Weekend Grass, The Grass Stains, and The Lincoln County Cloggers.

Sunday’s lineup features The Singing Cookes and the Cooke Brothers,
Steven Lawson, Change of Heart, Carolina Road, Steadfast, Jimmie
McKnight, Don Rigsby (from the America’s Bluegrass Gospel Sunday
morning TV show on WSAZ Channel 3), and Road Less Traveled.

Tents are provided for shade. Bring your lawn chairs. Concessions are
available.  Road Less Traveled will be the final performer on the
Sunday evening event.  For more information about Road Less Traveled
you can contact Eric Melton at Choice Promotions by emailing  or by visiting the website of Road
Less Traveled at

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Choice Promotions Signs Publicity Agreement with Road Less Traveled

Written by SGN Scoops on May 8, 2012 – 3:00 pm -

Nashville, TN-   Eric Melton of Choice Promotions and Media Group has signed a long term publicity and Public Relations Agreement wtih Road Less Traveled of Huntington West Virgina.
Road Less Traveled consists of group manager and mandolin player Jamie Stratton, Guitarist and lead vocalist Bucky Rakes, keyboardist Mark Miller, Bass Vocalist Bill Browning, Bass Guitarist Joe Vinson, Dobro Player and vocalist Justin Rakes, Billy Edmunds guitarist, Lee Rakes and Sound Technician Brent Johnson.
Melton states “As I began this company in January focusing on different facets of media, The Lord has opened doors to represent artists specific to the needs that will help facilitate their growth as an artist.  It is always a joy to work with artists to assist them with their achievements and I am excited about working with such a deserving artist like Road Less Traveled.  It has been a joy getting to know Jamie and the guys recently. I appreciate their stylings in their area of Southern Gospel Music, but first and foremost  I admire their heartbeat  for ministry that exemplifies what their music defines. I am anticipating more audiences will become familiar as we help create awareness of their music.
New updates concerning Road Less Traveled will be announced in the near future.  To find more information about Road Less Traveled, including tour schedules and their latest recordings visit or by emailing choice promotions at

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Steve Hess and Southern Salvation Sign Management Agreement with Choice Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on April 17, 2012 – 12:59 pm -

Popular Gospel Music Trio Steve Hess and Southern Salvation have
reached a long term management agreement with Gospel Music Industry
Executive Eric Melton of Choice Promotions

Melton, who formed Choice Promotions in January after spending over 17
successful years in various capacities in Christian Music including
being a broadcaster on Satellite Radio, Radio Promotions and Record
Label Operations, has recently launched the new aspect of the company
in artist management.

Melton states, “As Choice Promotions was created at the beginning of
this year, the primary focus of the company was to bring a fresh
approach to artist representation to various forms of media.  A new
facet that has presented itself however is to introduce existing
artists into a greater capacity of guidance and serve as a much needed
liaison between them, key industry leaders and the general
marketplace.  For the past three years that I have known Steve Hess,
he has possessed a God given vision and drive for his group Southern
Salvation that is exciting to see in those who minister the gospel.
We feel that   God has led us into this new chapter and I am
anticipating windows of opportunity that will assist them in reaching
their full potential.”

Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will begin work on their next
recording soon with a new single to radio shipping in late spring co
written by Hess and and award winning songwriter and producer Michael
Puryear.  For further information about Steve Hess and Southern
Salvation please visit their website at, or
by emailing Eric Melton at his new address  Choice Promotions will also be
unveiling a new website May 1st at  that will
include artist and client services as well as song download singles
available for radio media.

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Eric Melton Begins Promotion Company

Written by SGN Scoops on February 9, 2012 – 5:45 pm -

{Hendersonville, TN}Long time Gospel Music Industry Executive Eric Melton announces that effective immediately that he has left his position as Director of Media Relations at Homeland Inspiration Group and is beginning his own Promotion and PR Company.
“After spending over 17 years in the Nashville Music Industry plus a number of years in broadcasting in local radio and in National Satellite and Syndicated Radio, now has come the time that I must begin a new endeavor.  I have had the opportunity to represent numerous artists that are at the top of their genre over the years in Southern and Country Gospel, various genres in the Contemporary Christian Music fields, plus mainstream Country as well. God takes us through many phases of our lives I am thankful that a new day is on the horizon”.
Choice Promotions will focus on media exposure, including radio, television and public relations.  A new radio compilation and down loadable singles will be shipped to radio in the coming month.  Eric is already beginning promotion work with a select number of artists and is looking forward to representing music that still conveys the message as the coming of Christ draws near.
You can reach Eric by email at if you need music service or want to inquire about artists services.

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Exciting Changes for Homeland Entertainm​ent Group

Written by SGN Scoops on August 23, 2011 – 4:04 am -

Nashville, TN-   Homeland Entertainment Group is pleased to announce some exciting changes on the horizon for our family of labels, President and CEO Bob Jones announced today. “After much thought and prayer, we feel like with a constant changing society, our focus should maneuver more away from the term entertainment and convey more of a ministry concentration through our label group as well as the product that we produce. That is why we are announcing effective September 1st, 2011 Homeland Entertainment Group is changing its name to Homeland Inspiration Group.   We are confident that God is leading this name and focus change.  As we enter into new dimensions of the Christian Music Marketplace our desire is to spread this message more than ever as the coming of our Lord draws nearer.” Vice President and General Manager of Homeland Scott Godsey echoes that statement but additionally says “ I am persuaded to believe that with this change will come new windows of opportunity and heightened excitement levels for our company and roster of artists.  God has allowed us to align ourselves with artists that possess the same initiative and vision of what God is leading us into together.  As time progresses we know that still amazing things will occur.” Also the announcement comes today that Homeland Entertainment will be relocating offices in the immediate future.  Our former offices located at 266 East Main Street in Gallatin, TN will relocate very close to the new location at 2105 Cages Bend Road in Gallatin.  This office building currently is home to Laverne Tripp Ministries and Family Room Studios.  Homeland Entertainment will be sharing the offices with the current ministry building and all future recordings from the label will be produced at Family Room Studios.  Homeland’s telephone number and other pertinent information will remain the same.  More details will be announced as time progresses.  You may visit or check us out on Facebook for further information.  Homeland will also be changing the website to reflect the new name changes as well.  That announcement and new web address will be announced at a later date.

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