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Hey Y’all Media Adds Lance Driskell

Written by scoopsnews on July 21, 2020 – 7:14 am -

Ellisville, Mississippi- Vonda Armstrong and  Hey Y’all Media announce agreement of radio promotions with Lance Driskell.

Lance says, “I am so excited to be a part of the Hey Y’all Media Family. I’ve spoken to some DJ Friends since we teamed up and they told me, “This is the best decision you could have made”.  I love Vonda’s sweet spirit and true heart for what she is doing. Being a part of Hey Y’all Media is a blessing and I am truly grateful to be here.”

Vonda adds, “I am thrilled to do radio promotion for this talented guy and I am excited to see his ministry grow through promoting his music at radio. The first time I heard Lance sing, I was blown away.  Lance displays professionalism and love for ministry on and off the stage. The ministry part is extremely important to me, adds Vonda.”

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Check out the single, He’s Still There, written by Joseph Habedank, Belinda Smith, and Kenna West.


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Happy birthday to Vonda Armstrong

Written by Staff on June 30, 2020 – 5:48 am -

Creekside Hey Y'all media bash

Many of you know Vonda Armstrong as a member of the sweet ladies trio, Hope’s Journey. You may also know Vonda as the CEO of Hey Y’all Media. And many of you listen to her as the host of Strictly Southern and Strictly Country on WPIL FM.

Jack and Vonda Armstrong

Top Row: Josh and Ashley Franks
Bottom Row: Eli Franks, Jack Armstrong, Vonda Easley Armstrong, Priscilla Franks

Did you also know that Vonda and her husband Jack Armstrong host an all Requests Show on And did you know that she is one of the powerful engines behind Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Southern Gospel Weekend, and many other gospel music events? And did you know that she is in charge of Social Media and Advertising at

Vonda Armstrong

On top of all of this, Vonda writes the DJ Spotlight feature for every month, plus the Weekend Word for the SGNScoops website, as well as other website articles.

There are many other behind the scenes activities that Vonda looks after, and SGNScoops would not be the same without her.

For all of this, and for everything else that we didn’t have space for, Vonda Armstrong, thank you so very much.

We wish you a very happy birthday and hope that this coming year is filled with many blessings from God as you draw closer to him.

Happy birthday Vonda Armstrong!

Be sure to visit Vonda’s page on all social media outlets and wish her a very happy birthday!

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Congratulations to Eagle’s Wings and The Top 20 Bluegrass SGN SCOOPS Chart (July 2020)

Written by scoopsnews on June 17, 2020 – 8:43 am -

Eagle's Wings at 2020 Diamond Awards

Eagle’s Wings with Vonda Armstrong (Hey Ya’ll Media)

Congratulations to Eagle’s Wings and Hey Ya’ll Media for the # 1 Song in Bluegrass.

The song, “That’s What Mercy Does”,  Landed the #1 spot on both SGN SCOOPS and The Singing News.

The song was written by group member, Kevin Chambers

Here is the Bluegrass Chart. It will be published in the July edition of the magazine. If you would like to subscribe, Email Rob Patz HERE.

1 That’s What Mercy Does Eagle’s Wings/Independent
2 Which Thief Are You Bama Blu-Grace/Family Music Group
3 When He Speaks Britton Family/Butler Music Group
4 For A Moment Of Grace Heaven’s Mountain Band/Family Music Group
5 The Back Of The Church Jerry Salley/Billy Blue Records
6 Lord, We Need You Primitive Quartet
7 Tell The World That Jesus Saves Chigger Hill Boys & Terri/Independent
8 Wings Of Your Love Churchmen/Mountain Fever Records
9 I Want To Know More About My Lord Joe Mullins& Radio Ramblers/Billy Blue Records
10 Beginning Again Greg Sullivan/Resting Place Music
Little Talk With Jesus
Tonja Rose/Mansion
12 I Am Not Afraid Donna Ullise/Billy Blue Records
13 Tell Everyone Dan Henderson Family/Patterson Music Group
14 Much More Than I Asked For King James Boys/Morning Glory Music
15 If You Want To Journey Home/Independent
16 He Hears My Every Prayer Jessica Horton/M.A.C.Records
17 I’ll Stand For The Blood Knight Family
18 They Wont Believe Blue Moon Rising/Morning Glory Music
19 Will The Light Be Shining Bright Cindy Baucomb/Independent
20 Use Me Lord Volume Five/Morning Glory Music

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Mark Dubbeld Family To Release “Heavenly Music“ Video Tonight

Written by scoopsnews on June 10, 2020 – 10:39 am -

Exciting things going on for The Mark Dubbeld Family.  Tonight, at 8:00 PM, CST, the group will release a new music video, “ Heavenly Music.”
Be watching the group’s Facebook Page at 8 PM  (Mark Dubbeld Family) and join in the fun!

Song Garden Records, Nashville  recently sent the new single out to Radio.  Radio Promotion is being handled by Vonda Armstrong and Hey Y’all Media.

More Information : HERE


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Steve Hess & Southern Salvation Visit The Gospel Greats

Written by scoopsnews on June 8, 2020 – 9:12 am -

ABOVE IMAGE: Left to Right: Steve Hess, Paul Heil, Matt Randell, John McCall

For Immediate Release: Steve Hess & Southern Salvation Featured on ‘The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil’

Franklin, TN (June 8, 2020) Steve Hess & Southern Salvation will be featured on the syndicated radio program, ‘The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil’, on Father’s Day Weekend (June 20th-21st). The program will feature interview segments discussing the release of group’s new album, ‘Three Beating Hearts’, including featuring songs from the album and discussing the group’s mission and activities as the resident artist at The Ark Encounter.

‘The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil’ program has been heard for more than four decades and remains the best-known and most widely-respected syndicated Southern Gospel music radio program, airing on radio stations across the United States, in Canada,  as well as on Sirius/XM satellite radio. XM enLighten listeners can tune into ‘Gospel Greats with Paul Heil’ every Saturday at 6:00pm EST or on Sunday at 8pm EST.

The announcement of the radio feature on ‘The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil’ coincides with the reopening of The Ark Encounter this week (June 8th) which also means Steve Hess & Southern Salvation will resume their concerts in The Answers Center Theater.

For more information on air times and locations of ‘Gospel Great with Paul Heil’ visit their website:

ABOVE IMAGE: Steve Hess & Southern Salvation at The Answers Center Theater / Ark Encounter

ABOUT STEVE HESS & SOUTHERN SALVATION: Steve Hess & Southern Salvation are the resident artist at The Ark Encounter performing about 400 concerts per year. They have been featured on programs such as Daystar’s Gospel Music Showcase hosted by Guy Penrod and The Gospel Greats hosted by Paul Heil. SHSS were the Singing News Select Artist in 2015 and have garnered multiple Singing News Top 80 and Top 40 chart songs, including their most recent charting song, “Three Beating Hearts”, the title track to their new album.

ABOUT MANSION ENTERTAINMENT: Mansion is a Nashville TN based record label with distribution through The Orchard (a division of Sony Music). Mansion has distributed artist projects in Southern Gospel such as the Palmetto State, Triumphant Quartet, Three Bridges, Sherry Anne LIVE! DVD (Top 5 Billboard Music Video chart), The Griffith Family, Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, and others. Bluegrass Gospel by Tonja Rose and The East Ridge Boys. The GRAMMY Nominated ‘Forever Changed’ album by T. Graham Brown (Billboard Album Sales Top 100), “Because You Love Me” by T.G. Sheppard and ‘A Bluegrass Tribute To George Jones’ by GRAMMY Winner Brad Davis. Mansion has recently expanded with releases into the Praise & Worship and the Spanish Language Market.

Radio Contact :

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Vonda Armstrong




John Mathis Jr.

Mansion Entertainment

105 SE Pkwy, Ste 105

Franklin, TN 37064

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Villines Trio Sending New Single to Radio with Hey Ya’ll Media

Written by scoopsnews on March 27, 2020 – 10:23 am -

Compton, Arkansas — (March 27, 2020) The Villines Trio announces their new single, “You’re Still You,” coming to radio in April! The song features Hannah Villines on lead. Hannah’s Country Gospel tone, combined with powerful lyrics, is sure to pull your heart’s strings each time you hear it!

The trio is returning to the studio in a few weeks to record their sophomore album which will be produced by Tammy Dunaway. The album is set to release this summer!

Call your local Southern Gospel radio station and request “You’re Still You” by The Villines Trio!

Radio Promotion: Hey Y’all Media / Vonda Armstrong

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Hey Y’all Media Adds The Shirah Brothers

Written by scoopsnews on January 14, 2020 – 7:00 am -

Ellisville, Mississippi Vonda Armstrong and  Hey Y’all Media announce agreement of radio promotions with the very popular and talented  The Shirah Brothers.

Regarding the group, Vonda Armstrong states, ” I’ve been watching this group’s  videos on social media for a while.  I love family harmony and these guys definitely have it. Their music and ministry is phenomenal and I am very excited to be their “cheerleader” for radio.”

The Shirah Brothers consists of three brothers who share the desire to spread the gospel through song. Aaron, Jacob, and Josh Shirah have a long history of singing during their childhood and teenage years in their family’s ministry group. The Shirah Brothers was formed in May 2019. They are excited about any opportunity to worship with fellow believers and minister to the lost.

Be listening for their first radio single, Somebody Sing , headed to radio in February on HYM Vol 2 – 2020.

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Hey Ya’ll Media Adds Pardoned

Written by scoopsnews on August 29, 2019 – 10:53 am -


Ellisville, Mississippi- Vonda Armstrong and  Hey Y’all Media announce agreement of radio promotions with dynamic trio, Pardoned.

Group Manager, Rusty Rowan says, “We felt like a partnership with Hey Y’all Media would work for Pardoned. After our first conversation with Vonda we were certain that we had made the right decision. Vonda has walked us through every question and idea that we have had and she’s passionate about helping your music succeed.”

Vonda adds, ” I am thrilled to do radio promotion for these talented guys and I am excited to hear their single, “Down At The Altar” playing on the radio.” The song is on HYM Volume 7 2019.



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Hey Y’all Media presents Creekside Showcase Party

Written by Staff on August 7, 2019 – 2:03 pm -

Creekside Hey Y'all Media showcasePigeon Forge, Tenn. — Creekside Gospel Music Convention is thrilled to be the site for a special Showcase  Party hosted by Hey Y’all Media, on Wed. Oct. 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Creekside hey y'all media party

Bose earbuds

This free Creekside bash will be open to all, with music, favors, drawings, giveaways and free CDs.

D.J.s are welcome. One lucky radio announcer will receive a pair of Bose earbuds.



A fun afternoon awaits partygoers in the Showcase Hall at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, as the gala features music by Hey Y’all Media artists. Among all

Creekside Hey Y'all media bash

Vonda Armstrong of Hey Y’all Media

these gifts and prizes already mentioned, there will be a giveaway by popular quartet, the Bibletones.

“We are blessed with some of the best talent in gospel music,” states Vonda Armstrong of Hey Y’all Media. “Don’t miss this showcase!”

Mark209 will be appearing at the Creekside Hey Y'all media bash


Another unique gift to be awarded to one guest has been donated by popular country/Southern gospel group, Mark209. Known for their red microphone stands, as featured on their Thumbprint album, this quartet will be giving one of these stands to a happy recipient.

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Eagle’s Wings

Other members of the Hey Y’all media family include Eagle’s Wings, tremendous bluegrass gospel ensemble. For a listing of all Hey Y’all Media artists, go HERE.

Creekside Hey Y'all media bashIf you would like to attend this event, please RSVP to Vonda Armstrong at 256-310-7892. Please visit the Hey Y’all Media website HERE.

For more information on this showcase, please call Vonda at 256-310-7892.

Creekside 2019 presented by Coastal Media

Creekside 2019 presented by Coastal Media

About Creekside

Creekside gospel music convention will be held October 27 – 31, 2019, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This event will feature special speakers, preachers, and great gospel music, including Southern, Country, and Bluegrass. The 2019 Diamond Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award evening, daytime showcases and evening concerts, ensure many hours of great music, fellowship, and fun. A large exhibit hall, midnight prayer, Creekside Bluegrass events and the brand new Christian Country at the Creek event, will provide a fun time for family and church groups. For more information about VIP tickets and accomodations, please email or call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741. See the Facebook website HERE.

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Getting to know Mary Burke with Fast Five Questions

Written by scoopsnews on June 26, 2019 – 1:51 pm -

Fast Five with Mary Burke


  1. Mary, Would you share your testimony with us?

My testimony is about my husband and our journey through his traumatic brain injury. Twelve years ago my husband was in a severe motorcycle accident due to a vehicle pulling out in front of him. My husband asked me if I would go for a ride with him on his bike that evening so I was actually waiting for him to get home that night. He was on the bike alone that night and didn’t have any of his riding buddies alongside him that night either. He was coming to pick me up for a date night ride to enjoy a ride together and have some dinner as well. I had asked his mom if she would watch our kids for me so we could go out together on the bike. His mom never liked the idea of him having a bike because of the danger involved. She made me write on a paper that night that the kids would be hers if something were to happen to us. I went ahead and wrote it on a piece of paper and went home to get ready for him to pick me up. He was on his way back from visiting his dad who was in the hospital with Cancer at the time. I waited and waited for him and started getting feelings like something was wrong. I had these feelings before when he wasn’t home but this time was much different I just knew he wasn’t coming home. I told myself that if he wasn’t home by a certain time I was going to go find him. There was only one road to take on his way home so I knew where I would find him I just knew. Sure enough the time had come and I knew I had to go find him. As I drive down this road I began to have visions of lights flash before my eyes. I believe God was showing me that I was about to come to the accident scene. Sure enough I had arrived and I knew it in my spirit. I approached an officer to confirm and that is when this Journey began. My husband David was in the hospital for nine long months in a vegetative state for about 6 months. He had a feeding tube and much more. When I was finally able to bring him home nine months later after five craniotomies and around 25 other surgeries I was so happy. When I brought him home he couldn’t even turn himself in the bed. Our three sons were only 2,4, and 7. It has now been 12 years since I brought him home and our boys are 14,16 and 18. I am amazed at how God has worked in our lives. The Doctors said that my husband David would never walk or talk again. They didn’t want me to have any false hope and said that David’s deficits would be severe. He does have deficits but he is able to walk with a walker and talk and he is definitely my miracle. Life hasn’t been easy for us but God never said it would be easy just that he would never leave us. I am one blessed Gal with an awesome God who has never left my side through it all. David is my miracle and God left him here to fulfill a purpose and to use him.

God uses the broken if we will just let him and David is a willing Vessel that wants God to use him for his Glory. David travels with me and testifies and recently has started to sing some. David and I have overcame so many obstacles and we owe it all to our Savior.

Mary and David Burke at a recent convention


  1. So, You have a new single at radio. How exciting! Tell us about your song and why you chose this one.


My new single out to radio is a song called “EveryTime” and it talks about how God is Faithful. He is Faithful #Everytime. I chose this song because it spoke to me during a time in my life when the struggle seemed so huge. I was struggling but my God was always Faithful and never left me. It was during these times that I felt his loving arms around me. The writers of the song are Corey Crowder and Val Lupescu. They are both wonderful writers and friends of mine. I am one blessed gal who is amazed at the hand of God and how Faithful he continues to be in my life EveryTime no matter what. The song is being promoted by Hey Ya’ll Media.  Watch and Listen Below!



  1. At what age did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in gospel music?


I have been singing since I was in the uterus I think. My parents said I sang before I could even speak. I grew up singing in church and worshiping the Lord through praise and worship was my life. I always sang and knew I would sing. I would travel with my Grandparents as a young girl and my Grandpa was an evangelist and my Grandma was a Missionary as well. They taught me about ministry and I have always loved serving. My Grandma would give a stranger the sweater she was wearing that is how she was. She showed me from a very young age the heart of ministry. As I grew older I realized that I was a singer but more than that I was a vessel that God could use if I would just allow myself to be used by him. I said here I am Lord, send me and I want to do your work for the rest of my life. The older I get the more I desire to do his work and nothing else. He has been so good to me and has brought me a mighty long way. I owe my life to him.




  1. Share with us all pertinent information to get in touch with you.


I am on Facebook and have a YouTube channel and also a website. My Facebook and YouTube is just under my name Mary Burke. I have a like page on Facebook also under Mary Burke. My website is and my booking number is 865-803-2062.




  1. Tell us about your family.



I am 41 and have 3 handsome young men I call my children. I have watched them grow in to wonderful men of God over the years. They have been my encouragement to keep going no matter what. I knew they needed a Father and not just a mother which is why I never gave up on my husband’s recovery. Our boys David jr, Daniel and Dawson have been our reason for pressing on each and every day. They have gave us strength and wisdom over the years. I love being a momma to these boys who are closer to a man now than a boy. My how the years have flown by. They keep me and David busy with all of their schoolwork and sports and everything else. We have watched the hand of God in each of their lives and they all have a testimony as well. I would say that they are my Greatest Joys outside of ministry and I am happy to be a momma to my boys.


Thank you Mary for sharing with us and blessing us with your talents and testimony! May God Bless you and your ministry…

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