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Freedom Releases Critically Acclaimed Single to Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on September 4, 2012 – 9:43 am -

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – (September 3, 2012) – Freedom, one of the most exciting new names in Christian music, is excited to announce the release of their brand new single. The new song, titled “My Retirement Plan,” was one of the most critically acclaimed cuts on the group’s debut recording for Homeland Inspiration Group – Freedom. “We’ve been wanting to release this single for a long time,” mentioned Freedom’s John Rulapaugh. “Everywhere we sing it, people have loved the song and really connect with it. We believe that this song will have a very positive impact on not only our ministry, but Southern Gospel radio as well.” “My Retirement Plan” was written by Dianne Wilkinson, one of Gospel music’s most prolific and awarded songwriters in the industry. It is also the follow-up single to the group’s previous Top 40 hits “Come On In” and “If It Wasn’t For That Cross.” The new single is available to hear via a free stream on the popular Gospel music news and information site The song is sitting alongside current releases from Brian Free & Assurance, Libbi Perry Stuffle, Beyond the Ashes, Sunday Edition, and new trio Brothersake. Josh Garner stated, “We are excited to be partnering with Absolutely Gospel in promoting this song. They’ve been very good to our ministry, and we’re glad to share our song on such a great site!” Freedom recently announced the unveiling of its new, fully-update website. The new page went live earlier and was designed by Freedom’s John Rulapaugh. The site is an exhaustive telling of Freedom and the group’s ministry.  It features a biography, contact information, a photo gallery, schedules, product information and more. The site also features a free Member’s Only section where fans can get more exclusive information on the group, as well as Freedom’s highly popular video series “Freedom Backstage.”
You can find out more information on the group by visiting or by visiting them on Facebook at .  About FreedomFreedom is the culmination of a mutual lifelong dream for longtime friends Josh Garner and John Rulapaugh. Having spent a combined total of more than 30 years singing the Gospel, these young men have joined forces to create a new standard in Christian Music. Joining Garner and Rulapaugh in this new undertaking is vocalist and pianist Tyler Vestal. Sharing a deep love for God and country, these three men are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus throughout an increasingly hurting nation and around the world. Though the group has only been on the road for a few short years, the men have already made appearances on major events like the main stage of the National Quartet Convention, Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, Absolutely Gospel Music Fest, Suwanee River Jubilee, and more. The group’s debut album, Freedom, has already spawned off two hit singles (“Come On In” and “If It Wasn’t For That Cross”). In addition, the group earned a nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year in the 2011 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.

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Gospelmen, Freedom Trio on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on July 18, 2011 – 7:24 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are Fair Haven Quartet’s Mel Scarberry and Freedom Trio. The Feature Group is The Gospelmen, and Ken and Jean visit a concert in Purcell, OK, to hear The Williamsons. Jean reviews a new CD by Fair Haven Quartet, and the show features singing by The Spencers and The Mystery Men Quartet. The latest Gospel Music Today webcast is online now at

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Freedom Embarks On First West Coast Tour

Written by Rhonda on September 30, 2010 – 10:01 am -

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – (September 28, 2010) – Freedom, one of the most exciting new names in Christian music, are set to embark on their first West Coast tour. Starting this weekend on October 1, 2010, Freedom will begin their 11-day tour of the West Coast in Pomona, California. From there, the group will hit up such cities and locations as the Kern County Fair (outside Bakersfield, California), Fresno, and Fair Oaks, California before heading north where they will appearing in multiple venues in Oregon and Washington state.

John Rulapaugh of Freedom said, “I’m really excited to be headed west to sing in California, Oregon, and Washington. It’s been a few years since the last time I was there with Palmetto State Quartet, and I’ve missed it! My first trip west was with the Dove Brothers back in 1999 or 2000, and I was privileged to travel there every year until I left the road in 2008. I’m excited to be bringing Freedom to the West! I look forward to seeing old friends, and hope to make a lot of new friends along the way.”

The tour will run October 1st through October 10th, 2010 – the last stop being at Forth Plain Church in Vancouver, Washington. Several of the West Coast’s most popular Gospel artists will be appearing in concert with Freedom, including RSV Quartet, Cross Road Quartet, and Solid Ground.

Concert dates for Freedom’s West Coast Tour are as follows:

10-1-2010 – Central Baptist Church, Pomona, CA **with special guest Cross Road Quartet**
10-2-2010 – Kern County Fair, Bakersfield, CA **with special guest RSV Quartet**
10-3-2010 – Northwest Church, Fresno, CA (AM)
10-3-2010 – New Life Community Church, Fair Oaks, CA (PM) **with special guest Solid Ground**
10-7-2010 – Church of God 7th Day, Harrisburg, OR
10-8-2010 – Berean Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
10-9-2010 – West Valley Church of the Nazarene, Yakima, WA
10-10-2010 – Forth Plain Church of the Nazarene, Vancouver, WA (AM)

This West Coast tour comes on the heels of the group’s first appearance at the National Quartet Convention where the group was asked to perform on the Main Stage as a stand out performer from the event’s day showcases.

Freedom’s schedule has already filled up this year including recent performances at industry events like the Suwanee River Jubilee, Branson Gospel Music Convention, 11th Annual SGN Music Fest, Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, and World Premier Gospel Event in Pigeon Forge, TN. The group records for Homeland Entertainment’s Riversong Records and just released their debut recording – Freedom – earlier this year.

Fans are encouraged to call and request Freedom’s brand new single, “Come On In,” at radio all across the country!

Until Freedom’s new site is unveiled – you can find out more information on the group by visiting or by visiting them on Facebook at .

About Freedom
Freedom is comprised of Gospel Music veterans, Josh Garner, John Rulapaugh, and Joel Trimble. These three gentlemen make up an elite and refreshing blend of voices and personalities that focus on varying harmonies. They are a cohesive unit of men dedicated to a God driven cause to sing the message of the Gospel. The group’s debut album, Freedom, has spawned off the hit single “Come On In.”

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