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The Carolina Boys Quartet shares unshakable faith on Take A Stand

Written by Staff on August 20, 2019 – 12:28 pm -

The Carolina Boys Quartet shares unshakable faith on Take A StandArden, North Carolina (August 20, 2019) — On their upcoming album Take A Stand, The Carolina Boys Quartet (visit their website HERE) sings about the power of unshakable faith. When darkness and fear set in, a steadfast belief in what scripture tells us God will do is all we need to keep moving forward. The album, which will be released October 11, is now available for pre-order.

Take A Stand, the group’s fifth release with Crossroads Music begins with “I’m Traveling On,” a ‘true to the traditional’ Southern Gospel quartet song about not letting worldly temptations distract you along the path to heaven. It’s followed by “What You’re Going To Do,” which encourages praising God while waiting for Him to act in His timing because the promise of help is certain.

The Carolina Boys Quartet shares more songs about following God’s guiding hand through life on “The Hand of the Lord,” “One Step At A Time,” and “Claim the Promises,” all reiterating that faith is the most important resource we have throughout life.

The title track, “Take A Stand,” encourages us to hold our ground in the promises of Christ, where we’ll be safe and secure through struggles and trials.

“Take a Stand, stand firm
Hold fast to God’s holy word
Have faith, be strong
For it will not be very long,
Til the mighty hand of the Lord will deliver you once more
Safe and secure
Take a stand on his word.”

Let It Be The Cross,” “They Never Were The Same,” and “To Save My Life,” tell of the lasting legacy of Christ’s time on Earth and His resurrection. With moving music, these songs inspire reverence and worship.

Other tracks include, “Dig A Well,” about finding renewal for the spirit; “Somebody Somewhere,” about being a witness for Christ and bringing others to His word; and “You’ve Already Forgotten,” about God’s unending mercy.

The album closes with “Faith Works,” a musically stripped-down production with only piano and keys supporting the vocals reminding us that by just having belief alone, we’ll be saved by grace.

“We are celebrating 10 years of ministry this year, and have been blessed to be with Crossroads from the very beginning,” says Chuck Lowe, The Carolina Boys Quartet’s lead singer. “We believe this new project is our best yet, with powerful songs written by some of the best writers in the business.”

Carolina BoysProducer Jeff Collins adds, “Integrity and sincerity are two descriptions that come first to my mind when enjoying the music of The Carolina Boys Quartet. Each member of this seasoned quartet offers their excellent vocal abilities to this upcoming release from Skyland. Each year I really look forward to and enjoy the process of building great songs with these guys. You will so enjoy this selection of music!”

Pre-order Take A Stand HERE.

About The Carolina Boys Quartet:
The Carolina Boys Quartet holds high the mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with a lost and dying world. From the highest tenor note to the lowest bass note and everything in between The Carolina Boys Quartet, featuring bass Stephen Jewell, baritone Toby Fricks, lead Chuck Lowe, and tenor Mark Wyatt, seeks to use the gifts and talents God has blessed them with for His glory. These Christian brothers truly feel the call to ministry and are honored to be a part of what God is doing through this group. They have a genuine joy in singing and sharing the Gospel through song. The Carolina Boys Quartet hopes that their songs will touch your heart, and encourage you in your daily walk with Christ. The Carolina Boys Quartet received the 2015 New Traditional Quartet award at the Singing News Fan Awards.
About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Channing Eleton & Crossroads Agree On Sophomore Record

Written by SGN Scoops on August 28, 2012 – 11:17 am -

Arden, NC – August 28, 2012 – Channing Eleton, gospel music vocalist and keyboard wizard, and Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing have agreed to release Eleton’s sophomore project.  Having played with some of the industry’s top groups, such as Poet Voices and Gold City, Channing is finding great success since he launched his own endeavor.

“What I have found in Crossroads Music is a company that not only believes in me, but also shares in my vision of music and ministry.  Chris White is a longtime dear friend and mentor.  Plus, I have the utmost respect for Mickey Gamble and producer Jeff Collins.  To be partnered with these men and their amazing staff is really a dream come true.”

Crossroads executive Chris White states, “I’ve known Channing since the day he took the job with Poet Voices in 1995.  What’s funny is I didn’t even know the guy could sing until he brought me his first record.  It’s a pleasure to have such a class act and person as Channing in our company.”

The new record is scheduled to be a spring 2013 release.

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Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing launches Skyland Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2011 – 11:23 am -

Arden, NC – November 28, 2011 – Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, a recognized leader in the Southern Gospel industry, is launching Skyland Records. Skyland will offer emerging Southern Gospel artists access to Crossroads’ award-winning studio production team, professional marketing and radio promotion, and worldwide physical and digital music distribution.

Skyland A&R Representative Jeff Collins says, “Skyland Records focuses on helping tomorrow’s top artists move to new levels in their music ministry. In order to build a presence in the marketplace, you have to have the right production, promotion, and distribution. Skyland will help artists build a viable music ministry with these three crucial elements.”

The first Skyland release, Tell the Story by Vintage Quartet (Archdale, NC), releases on December 20, 2011. Their first radio single, “I’m Gonna Tell the Story,” releases to radio this month.

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Mountain Home Music Signs Mountain Faith

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 8, 2011 – 4:42 pm -

Top Row L-R: Paul Harrigill, Summer Brooke McMahan, Brayden McMahan, John Morgan Bottom Row: L-R: Jeff Collins, Sam McMahan

Arden, NC (Crossroads) February 8, 2011 – Mountain Faith has just joined Mountain Home Music, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing. Mountain Faith is a young Bluegrass Gospel family from Sylva, a town in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This area has been a hotbed of Bluegrass talent including fellow Mountain Home artists Balsam Range. Mountain Faith is made up of Sam McMahan on bass, his daughter Summer Brooke McMahan on vocals and fiddle, and his son Brandon McMahan on banjo, and vocals. Joining the McMahans are John Morgan on guitar and vocals and Paul Harrigill on mandolin. All but Sam are young players still in their teens. This year celebrates the groups tenth year performing together.

Tim Surrett (Kingsmen, Isaacs, Balsam Range) will be producing their Mountain Home debut. He offers: “I have known and watched the family grow musically over the last few years and am so impressed by their talents as musicians and individuals. They are a great group of folks and I am so excited about being part of this project.”

Grammy® Award-winning banjo player Marc Pruett adds: “Mountain Faith presents sincere Christian music in the best of acoustic formats. They bring joy to their listeners through their youthful approach and skilled technique. It is a blessing to have Mountain Faith in our music community.”

“After meeting with these great people and listening to their wonderful music,” shares Crossroads Production Manager Jeff Collins, “I was ready to get them on board to our Mountain Home label family. Go ahead and make a note of it—you will be hearing great things from Mountain Faith! With Tim Surrett producing, and with their inspiring song writing, Mountain Faith is poised to become a gospel bluegrass heavy hitter!”

Their Mountain Home debut project will release in May 2011.

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Mark Bishop Signs Publishing Agreement

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 2, 2011 – 1:37 pm -

February 2, 2011  Arden, NC – Singer / songwriter Mark Bishop has just signed a publishing agreement with Chris

L to R: Greg Bentley, Jeff Collins, Mark Bishop

White Music and Asheville Music Publishing. This publishing agreement will begin with his May 2011 Sonlite Records release I Still Need Him.

During his years singing lead with The Bishops, Mark wrote numerous radio hits. His songs have continued to reach the top of the charts since he launched a solo career as a Sonlite Records artist in 2002.

Crossroads Production Manager Jeff Collins stated, “Mark is more a part of the family than he is one of our artists, and now to be able to bring him in as a writer just makes the relationship stronger.”

Greg Bentley, Director of Publishing for Chris White Music and Asheville Music Publishing, stated, “This is something I have been anticipating for a few years now. I’ve always enjoyed working with Mark on his projects to this point. Now to work with him on the publishing side is going to be exciting. Mark has a way of telling a story in song like no one else can. He can put a whole life story into four minutes, and it still makes sense! We look forward to working with Mark on getting his songs out to other artists and to the choral music world.”

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McKameys Celebrate Their #1 Single “The Shepherd’s Point of View”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 11, 2011 – 12:36 pm -

The staff of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing held a celebration last Wednesday honoring the success of The

The McKameys

McKameys and their #1 song “The Shepherd’s Point of View.” The single topped the Singing News Chart in the month of December, making “The Shepherd’s Point of View” the group’s 17th #1 song and giving them the honor of having the most #1 singles on the Singing News Southern Gospel radio chart.
Horizon Records President Mickey Gamble offered a few words about the value of a group like the McKameys to radio listeners and music programmers. Jim Stover, Director of Radio Promotions, thanked the group for the way they carried themselves and conducted their ministry, and presented them a plaque in honor of the #1. Ruben Bean and Peg McKamey Bean thanked Mickey, Jim, producer Jeff Collins and the staff of Crossroads, calling the success a team effort.
Crossroads congratulates the McKameys on their continued success and thanks DJs and radio programmers for their support in placing the song at the #1 position.

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Crimson Gold Releases New Project – FOLLOWING THE CALL

Written by Rhonda on September 10, 2010 – 2:57 am -

JEFFERSON CITY, MO.-Missouri based southern gospel artist Crimson Gold is excited to announce the long-awaited release of their latest CD. The project entitled “Following The Call” is a collection of mostly original songs and includes a wide range of musical styles with the traditional Crimson Gold flair. With half of the project written by Alan Freeman, baritone for Crimson Gold and half written by Dave Williford, keyboards, Following the Call became a year-long collaboration of fresh and unique musical ideas. Produced by Dave Williford, Alan Freeman and Jeff Collins of Crossroads Music, “Following The Call” is already available for purchase from the Crimson Gold website as well as downloadable from various digital outlets. Crimson Gold is a traditional southern gospel quartet founded in 1989 by bass singer Kent Mathes. Ray Reese sings tenor with brothers Greg and Alan Freeman singing lead and baritone respectively. They travel with a live band including Andrew Mathes on drums, Steve Allbritton on bass guitar and Dave Williford playing keyboards.
To schedule Crimson Gold visit their website at or call 573-734-1269.
Crimson Gold is touring the Midwest with a message of hope, a musical drive and a passion to encourage others to “Follow The Call!”

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