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Jim Sheldon Honored with 2 Diamond Award Nominations

Written by SGN Scoops on September 4, 2012 – 8:51 am -

DANVILLE, Ky. – (September 3, 2012) – Homeland Inspiration Group recording artist Jim Sheldon received news earlier that he has made the final ballot for the upcoming 2012 Diamond Awards in two separate categories.

 Jim received first time nominations this year. His nominations are in the following categories:

 Favorite Christian Country Album – I Belong to Jesus (Mont Eagle Records)
Favorite Christian Country Male Artist

 “I was completely shocked to see my name on the Top 10 ballot for such a great and prestigious awards program,” mentioned Jim. ”Now to bein the Top 5 is an even greater blessing! Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the this awards program!”

 Voting on the final ballot for the 2012 Diamond Awards is currently taking place at https://www.sgnscoops.com.  The Diamond Awards will take place this year at the inaugural Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN on October 30, 2012.

 Jim also was recently greeted with news that he has scored his second consecutive #1 hit at Christian Country radio. The trend-setting recording artist has taken the #1 spot for a second time this year on the popular syndicated internet radio show “JB’s Indie Gospel Top 10 Chart” with his new single “Extreme Makeover.” “Extreme Makeover” follows in the footsteps of “God Is Looking at My Heart” which earned the #1 spot on the countdown this past April.
 In addition, Jim’s debut music video for his Southern Gospel single “I Belong to Jesus” has received an overwhelming response on YouTube and is garnering much media attention for the Christian Country singer. The video has already amassed over 107,000 views and counting since its debut on the web. You can view the video by visiting YouTube at http://youtu.be/t43KwQMYKcg Jim will be releasing his sophomore album for Homeland Inspiration Group’s Mont Eagle Records next week at the National Quartet Convention. More information on Still Putting God First will be released later. For more information about Jim, visit his website at www.jimsheldonmusic.com.

 About Jim Sheldon
Jim is based out of Danville, Kentucky where he spearheads his personal ministry – Putting God First Ministries. Jim was most recently seen traveling and singing baritone for the The Keetons. Jim recently signed a recording contract with Homeland Inspiration Group’s Mont Eagle Records. His debut album with Mont Eagle Records – I Belong to Jesus – is now available!


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Jim Sheldon Celebrates the Holiday Season with the Release of First Ever Christmas Recording

Written by SGN Scoops on December 7, 2011 – 11:10 am -

DANVILLE, Ky. – (December 6, 2011) – Homeland Inspiration Group recording artist Jim Sheldon is ringing in the holiday season with his first ever Christmas recording. The aptly-titled Christmas released last month on Mont Eagle Records and features Jim’s down home charm and Country flair. Christmas was produced by the award-winning Nick Bruno (Booth Brothers, Kingsmen) and industry leader Scott Godsey (Toney Brothers, Heirline). The album features many traditional favorites such as “Away In a Manger,” “Joy to the World,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “O Holy Night” in addition to newer favorites like “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” “Come On Ring Those Bells,” and “Thank God For Kids.” “I am just so honored to have had the year that I’ve had,” mentioned Jim Sheldon. “God has opened so many doors for me this year. Getting to end my year with a brand new Christmas album is definitely one of the highlights!” Christmas was featured on the annual and popular Christmas Music Guide on the industry’s leading news site AbsolutelyGospel.com. The article had this to say about the recording:  “Jim Sheldon is a new name on the Gospel music landscape – but his debut Christmas recording has a lot of country based classic holiday songs to make any fan of Christmas music happy. Jim covered some great tunes like ‘Come On Ring Those Bells,’ ‘Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,’ and the recent hit ‘Thank God For Kids.’ Don’t forget to check out this great new release!” Jim will celebrate the release of this new album at an upcoming concert in the Nashville, Tennessee area this coming weekend, December 11, 2011. The concert will also feature industry favorites the Booth Brothers. For more information on that concert, visit www.jimsheldonmusic.com . Jim recently released his debut recording for Homeland Inspirational Group’s Christian country label Mont Eagle Records. The album – I Belong to Jesus – released this past September during the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.  For more information about Jim, visit his website at www.jimsheldonmusic.com  . About Jim SheldonJim is based out of Danville, Kentucky where he spearheads his personal ministry – Putting God First Ministries. Jim was most recently seen traveling and singing baritone for the The Keetons. Jim recently signed a recording contract with Homeland Inspiration Group’s Mont Eagle Records. His debut album with Mont Eagle Records – I Belong to Jesus – is now available!


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Lanier Land Boys & Band Get Together with Homeland Inspiration Group For Release of Debut Mont Eagle Records Project

Written by SGN Scoops on October 12, 2011 – 1:18 pm -

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – (October 12, 2011) – Georgia’s own The Lanier Land Boys & Band are excited to announce the release of the group’s debut recording for Homeland Inspiration Group. The new album – titled Together – is available through Mont Eagle Records, the Christian country imprint of Homeland. Together was produced by industry veteran and award-winning producer Nick Bruno (Booth Brothers, The Kingsmen) and Homeland Inspiration Group’s VP of Operations Scott Godsey (Heirline, Toney Brothers). In addition to Godsey, Together was engineered by Anthony Johnson and recorded at Family Room Studio and Hometown Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. “We are very proud of the work that Nick and Scott did on this recording,” mentioned Lanier Land Boys’ Jonathan Jackson. “They did such a great job and really took us to a whole new level.” Together features a mix of old and new songs – including two written by group lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jonathan Jackson – “Jesus Held On to My Hand” and “Rise Up My Children.” Other songwriters featured on the project include Christopher Dotson, Melinda Standiford, Dottie Rambo, Gerald Sweatman, and many more. The new recording features some of the industry’s most noted session musicians, including Bruno, Kelly Back, Bruce Watkins, Jimmy Carter, and Rob Tripp. Bev McCann, A&R Director for Mont Eagle Records said, “The Lanier Land Boys & Band have a great energy and passion about them. All of that is reflected very well on Together. This is an album that will definitely put them on the path to much greater success in this industry!” You can purchase The Lanier Land Boys & Band’s Together by visiting the group’s website (www.lanierlandboys.com ). Together is also available to purchase digitally through iTunes. The Lanier Land Boys & Band recently signed an exclusive publicity agreement with Southern Spin Entertainment. Through this agreement, The Lanier Land Boys & Band will have unlimited access to all media outlets serviced by Southern Spin Entertainment, as well as potential marketing and media campaigns through the organization. For more information about The Lanier Land Boys and Band, visit the group’s website: www.landierlandboys.com  . You can also keep up with the group on social network sites like Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-LanierLand-Boys/231559640219117?v=info ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/LLB_band ).


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Bev McCann Sings About God’s Never Ending Love On Mont Eagle Records Debut

Written by SGN Scoops on October 12, 2011 – 1:06 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (October 5, 2011) – Southern Gospel/Christian country singer/songwriter Bev McCann is excited to announce the release of her brand new recording – Love Never Ending.  Love Never Ending is the debut release from McCann on her new label home – Homeland Inspiration Group’s Christian country imprint Mont Eagle Records.
 “I am so excited about the release of this new record,” remarked Bev. “This album has been a real labor of love with a constant shift of producers and record labels. I’m so glad that I finally landed at Mont Eagle Records.”
 Love Never Ending was produced by Scott Godsey (Toney Brothers) and Nick Bruno (Booth Brothers). In addition to Godsey, the album was engineered by Anthony Johnson. The album features many of the industry’s top session musicians including Bruno, Kelly Back, Bruce Watkins, Duncan Mullins, Rob Tripp, and Scott Sanders.
 McCann penned an impressive 10 of the 11 cuts on the record, including personal testimonials like “Child of the King,” “Hear My Cry,” and “I Need You More.”
 “God gave me so many great songs for this recording,” mentioned Bev. “His inspiration was amazing, and I’m thankful that He would allow someone like me to write these songs.”
 The debut single from the recording, “Hear My Cry,” was shipped to Southern Gospel radio several weeks ago and is impacting radio now.
 While Bev’s new website is currently being updated, you can visit her online on Facebook by logging in to http://www.facebook.com/people/Bev-McCann/1159313250 . Pastors, promoters, and individuals interested in booking Bev McCann for your ministry event, please call (615) 867-6852. About Bev McCannA few years ago, God began placing a burden on Bev’s heart to expand her ministry beyond the four walls of our local church and to use music to touch the hurting hearts of His people. Bev recently performed on the historic Ryman stage through her participation in Country Music Association Week.  In addition, Bev is an artist advocate for Compassion International.


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Jim Sheldon Scores First Charting Hit at Christian Country Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on October 5, 2011 – 2:49 pm -

DANVILLE, Ky. – (October 5, 2011) – Homeland Inspiration Group recording artist Jim Sheldon has earned his first ever charting single this month. His first single to Christian Country radio – “God Is Looking At My Heart” – will debut at #88 on the PowerSource Magazine Inspirational Country Top 100 Chart this month. “I am overwhelmed at how God is using my ministry at this present time,” mentioned Jim. “He is using me and my music in ways that I never would have dreamed. Thank you to everyone at Christian radio who has played my music!” “God Is Looking at My Heart” is the debut single from Jim’s recording His Grace. The single was released and promoted to Christian Country radio through HMG Nashville. Fans of Christian country and Southern Gospel music can hear the single by visiting Jim’s website at www.puttinggodfirstministry.com  . You can also sample Jim’s music by visiting his Reverb Nation site at http://www.reverbnation.com/jimsheldon  . Jim recently released his debut recording for Homeland Inspirational Group’s Christian country label Mont Eagle Records. The album – I Belong to Jesus – released last month during the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.  More information on that release will be forthcoming. Jim’s debut single at Southern Gospel radio will be released soon from Homeland Inspiration Group/Mont Eagle Records. Jim recently signed an exclusive publicity agreement with Southern Spin Entertainment. Through this agreement, Jim will have unlimited access to all media outlets serviced by Southern Spin Entertainment, as well as potential marketing and media campaigns through the organization. For more information about Jim, visit his website at www.puttinggodfirstministry.com .  About Jim SheldonJim is based out of Danville, Kentucky where he spearheads his personal ministry – Putting God First Ministries. Jim was most recently seen traveling and singing baritone for the The Keetons. Jim recently signed a recording contract with Homeland Inspiration Group’s Mont Eagle Records. His debut album with Mont Eagle Records – I Belong to Jesus – is now available!


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