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Written by Staff on May 15, 2017 – 3:04 pm -

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Jason Crabb . Photo by Craig Harris

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Two of Christian music’s biggest voices—multi-GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Natalie Grant and GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Jason Crabb—are set to headline the second annual American Gospel Celebration June 8 and 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Celebrating faith and freedom, the event will be highlighted by messages from best-selling author and renowned pastor John Hagee and author and pastor Matt Hagee.

Kicking-off at 7:00 pm each night at the Lancaster Convention Center, the American Gospel Celebration will also feature three of Christian music’s most beloved groups: GRAMMY®-nominated family band The Isaacs; multi-Dove Award-winning trio The Martins; and Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction.

General admission tickets are $40, with single-day passes available for $25 each. Register by phone at 1-855-694-9649 or online.

About John Hagee Ministries
John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-

Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant

denominational evangelical church with more than 22,000 active members. He also founded John Hagee Ministries, which broadcasts the Gospel on radio and television throughout America and the world, and is the founder of Christians United for Israel, which has grown to become the largest Christian pro-Israel organization in the United States—with over 3.2 million members. One of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world, Christians United for Israel provides a national platform through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to biblical issues. John Hagee has authored 39 books, seven of which were on the New York Times bestsellers list, including the 2013 blockbuster Four Blood Moons.

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A Special Message from Natalie Grant………..

Written by scoopsnews on July 20, 2016 – 2:04 pm -


From Natalie (Facebook)

Yep. I’m in tears as I try and type this. That handsome man in the middle of the picture is my nephew, Christian. In 2013 I wrote a song for him called‪#‎BurnBright‬, because he was struggling with heroine addiction. Many have asked how he’s doing over the last few years and I know I’ve been pretty quiet about it. It’s been a long and heartbreaking journey, but yet we rejoice and have hope. Yesterday was a special day, because I got to go with my sister(his mom) to visit him in prison. THEY NEVER allow photographs, yet they showed us unusual kindness yesterday, took this and printed it for me. I will treasure it. I got to hug him and hear him tell me he’s been clean for 20 months. I got to hear about the hope and comfort he’s found in Jesus. I also got to hear how hard it is, how lonely he feels and the regret he carries. It was joy and sorrow, happiness and pain, smiles and tears. He’ll be behind bars for a couple more years and I am so proud of how he takes responsibility for his actions and is using this time to grow close to Jesus, take college classes (of which he’s on the honor roll💪🏼) and read like crazy. His hunger for knowledge is inspiring.
I was reminded of this as I sat and visited with him: the grace of Jesus doesn’t have an expiration date. He receives, redeems and restores. And when He looks at us he doesn’t see what we’ve done, he sees who we are: His children. So many of you are defining yourselves by past mistakes and shame. But only let His grace define you. Tell yourself the truth – not the truth of what you’ve done, but the truth of what HE’S done for you. You are who HE says you are. Period.

PS: that beautiful woman in the picture is my sister Jennifer and Christian’s momma. She is a rock and a hero, and a treasure to me. ❤️
‪#‎proudaunt‬ ‪#‎proudsister‬


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Miracle For Natalie Grant

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 30, 2015 – 10:50 am -

Miracle For Natalie Grant

Miracle For Natalie Grant

From Natalie Grant: Update on Gracie: our girl has made MIRACULOUS improvements overnight!!! One of my specific prayer requests was that her spO2 levels would increase – they were steadily hovering around 85-88% and that was WITH the help of oxygen. Now the level is at 95% and she no longer needs oxygen. The tube is gone! Believing it will be at 100% soon. 🙌🏻 Her lungs are continuing to open up – continue to pray as she fights the pneumonia & RSV. The color is back in her cheeks and she just ate a good breakfast. God is good. Thank you thank you thank you for your prayers. Hoping and praying we can say goodbye to the ICU today.

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New Update From Natalie Grant

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 29, 2015 – 2:10 pm -

New Update From Natalie Grant

New Update From Natalie Grant

From Natalie Grant: Update on my Gracie girl: the outpouring of love and prayer from literally hundreds of thousands of you has blessed our hearts more than words can say. We are overwhelmed with gratitude. Gracie has made some improvement today, hallelujah!! Her breathing has really improved and her heart rate has finally come way down! Still in the ICU, but her lungs are slowly improving.
Continued prayer request:
SpO2 will improve
No more areas of lung collapse in her right lung
RSV to subside so her body will be stronger to fight the pneumonia

Thank you. I love the family of God.

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Update on Natalie Grant’s Daughter, Gracie!

Written by scoopsnews on December 28, 2015 – 2:02 pm -


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Update on Natalie Grant’s daughter , Gracie!

From Natalie’s Facebook Page:

I am overwhelmed by all of your prayers and love for my Gracie-girl. She’s still in the ICU with pneumonia, RSV and partial collapsed lung, and all of this sent her asthma in to overdrive. She’s exhausted, I’m exhausted but we know that God is completely in control, and we have peace in the midst of chaos. A few hours ago, Gracie’s breathing finally started showing signs of improvement!!! So thank you for your continued prayers.


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Urgent Prayer Request from Natalie Grant

Written by scoopsnews on December 28, 2015 – 7:27 am -

Natalie Grant requests prayer for her daughter

Natalie Grant

Natalie Grant is requesting prayer for her daughter Gracie. Please keep this family in your prayers.

From Natalie’s Facebook Page:

 Natalie Grant
9 hrs ·

My daughter Gracie has pneumonia, a partial collapsed lung and is in respiratory distress. We would so appreciate your prayers.



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Written by SGN Scoops on April 3, 2012 – 11:27 am -

Atlanta, GA- (April 3, 2012) -The Gospel Music Association (GMA) today announced that music legend Yolanda Adams, nominated for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year for Becoming, will perform, along with nominated artists The Tenors and Tedashii, at the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards.

These accomplished artists will join the powerhouse talent already announced as performers for the awards show, including: Lecrae, Natalie Grant, Donnie McClurkin, Jason Crabb, Jamie-Grace, Kim Burrell, Kari Jobe, Danny Gokey, Ruben Studdard, Mandisa and The Isaacs .

The GMA released the news today that the presenters for the event will include GRAMMY nominated R&B artist and Worship Leader Montell Jordan.  He is known to millions for his iconic songs This is How We Do It and Let’s Ride and the soundtracks to The Nutty Professor, 8 Mile, Save the Last Dance and The Fighting Temptations.  Montell Jordan has served as the Worship Leader at Victory World Church in Atlanta since 2010.

Actress and music artist Tamela Mann, of Meet the Browns and Madea fame, is set to present at the ceremony.  She is acclaimed for her soulful soundtracks on Meet the Browns and Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Aaron Lindsey is the Gospel music industry’s top-selling producer.  His most recent work Love God, Love People which he co-produced with longtime collaborator Israel Houghton and industry legend Tommy Sims was awarded a GRAMMY for Best Pop/Contemporary Album.  He produced the RIAA Gold-Certified Thirsty for Pastor Marvin Sapp which charted in the Billboard Top 10 for an unprecedented 105 weeks. Lindsey also produced Pastor Sapp’s Here I Am which set a record for Highest Charting Gospel Album in Billboard history.

The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on April 19 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.  The award show is produced by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) to offer the most comprehensive platform celebrating Christian and Gospel music.  The awards ceremony will be nationally televised on GMC TV on April 24 at 8:00PM and 10:00PM ET.

The public is invited to purchase tickets to see and experience all of the performances and awards ceremony live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on April 19 at  Last year, the popular event sold-out and was one of the hottest tickets in Atlanta.

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About GMA:

Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and more. The GMA community membership consists of agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376.

About the Fox Theatre:

The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,678 seat theatre is booked more than 300 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard Magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” The Fox Theatre is located on Peachtree Street in the middle of the city. Not only is it on the National Historic Register, but it is one of the most beloved landmarks in the city because it is a real memory maker for the citizens of Atlanta. They may have come here to see their first performance or Broadway show; they had their first date here, and maybe even had their first kiss in the balcony. Our ballrooms are spectacular and have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events.

About GMC:

GMC ( is America’s favorite television channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. The Parents Television Council™ has twice awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to GMC for being “an authentic family-friendly cable network.” GMC is the only television network brand to be so honored.  In 2011, GMC was the second fastest growing ad supported cable network in total day households and A18-49. GMC can be seen in more than 51 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FiOS on channel 224. Follow GMC TV on Facebook and Twitter at and


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Appalachian entertainer Randall Franks has a new award and a new film

Written by SGN Scoops on October 6, 2011 – 12:14 pm -

Randall Franks (center) visits with Country Music Hall of Fame members the Statler Brothers, from left, Phil Balsley, Jimmy Fortune, Don Reid and Harold Reid at the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductions ceremony at Dollywood recently. (Photo: Randall Franks

Appalachian entertainer and actor Randall Franks, “Officer Randy
Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” attended a whirlwind of
events in the past few weeks including the National Quartet
Convention, Bill Monroe’s Centennial Celebration, Southern Gospel
Music Association Hall of Fame Inductions, Singing News Fan Awards and
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards and Fan Fest and the
Grand Master Fiddler Championship.

Randall Franks and the Georgia Mafia Bluegrass Band was recently
awarded the ASE Bluegrass Band of the Year for 2011.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the efforts you make to create a
unique and meaningful sound with your music,” Franks said. “I am
grateful to all those who care about what I do and I thank you for
your support. I also thank the great musicians which make it

Franks is currently doing a media tour promoting his latest film
“Decision” where he stars with Natalie Grant, Billy Dean and Mike

“This is a heartwarming story of a family overcoming tragedy,” Franks
said. “I am honored to share a special appearance as ‘Principal Nate
Foster’ helping to guide this family in a positive direction.”

The film, the first of five he completed this year, airs Sunday,
October 16 at 7 and 9 p.m. EST on GMC.

Franks has shared interviews with over 1,400 radio stations in
country, folk, bluegrass and gospel music in recent weeks about the
film, working with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys and to raise money
for tornado victims in his hometown of Ringgold, Ga.

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Daywind Songwriter Gerald Crabb Brings Home Multiple GMA Dove Awards

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 22, 2011 – 10:19 am -

Hendersonville, TN (April 21, 2011) – The 42nd annual GMA Dove Awards celebrated another great year in Gospel music last night at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.   Hosted by Sherri Shepherd, the sold out crowd enjoyed performances by some of the top artists in the industry, including Chris Tomlin, Kirk Franklin, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and many more.   The top winners of the night were Francesca Battistelli, Chris August, Point of Grace and Jason Crabb, with each receiving three Dove Awards.   The final award of the evening, Song of the Year, was presented to Jason Crabb’s, “Sometimes I Cry,” written by his father, Daywind songwriter, Gerald Crabb and published through Christian Taylor Music.   Gerald was also awarded overall Songwriter of the Year: a category in which fellow nominees included Chris August, Jason Ingram, Joel Lindsey and Wayne Haun.

The Pre-Show Ceremony, held on Wednesday afternoon in the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom, was hosted by Jason Crabb and featured performances by Guy Penrod, Nicole C. Mullen, and others.  Highlights of the afternoon included an impromptu moment when Jason Crabb invited his brother, Aaron, and Karen Peck Gooch to join him on stage for an incredible rendition of “Through the Fire” that brought the crowd to its feet.  Brian Free sang his hit song, “Never Walk Alone,” during a special segment honoring industry professionals and artists who have passed away this year, including his own mother and father.

The 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be televised on the Gospel Music Channel, Easter Sunday, April 24th, at 8:00 p.m ET.

Daywind Music Group is based in Hendersonville, TN and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distribution.  Daywind is home to such great artists as Legacy Five and the Perrys, and writers such as Kenna West and Marty Funderburk, among others.  For more information on Daywind Records, visit

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Written by Staff on December 30, 2009 – 4:02 am -

Four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant and Multiple Dove Award-winning Group, MercyMe’s Frontman Bart Millard, to Host 41st Annual Event First Round of Performers Include Industry Leaders Casting Crowns, TobyMac, Donald Lawrence, Jason Crabb and GMA Dove Award Hosts (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Dec.23, 2009 – The Gospel Music Association (GMA) officially announces its initial hosts, appearances and plans for its 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards. The 2010 Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House and televised nationwide on Gospel Music Channel (GMC) television network (, Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST. The GMA Dove Awards is Christian/Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel music come together for a night of music and celebration as the GMA bestows the industry’s highest honor — the Dove Award. Final nominees will be announced on February 18, 2010. The 41st annual GMA Dove Awards will be hosted by 2009’s Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant, and multiple Dove Award-winning group MercyMe’s frontman Bart Millard. While the awards will be a highlight of the show, music performances will take center stage at this year’s GMA Dove Awards, showcasing some of gospel music’s top-selling and most diverse artists. Artists scheduled to appear include Casting Crowns, TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Donald Lawrence, Jason Crabb, MercyMe, and many more to be announced soon. Those appearing include GRAMMY® and American Music Award® winning-artists, among others who top the charts in sales, touring, and radio airplay in their respective formats. “The GMA Dove Awards is our opportunity to come together as a community to worship God and support each other as we celebrate the Gospel through music,” said Ed Leonard, chairman of the GMA’s board of directors. “Along with this summer’s Immerse conference, it is a cornerstone of what we are doing in 2010 as an association. Coming together like this makes us stronger as a community, plus it’s a lot of fun!” MercyMe’s Millard commented, “Over the years MercyMe has been honored with and has performed on the Dove Awards, but more than that we have been privileged to be a part of this community of musicians and believers that share a common purpose. We always look forward to the GMA Dove Awards, and I’m excited to be co-hosting the show with Natalie Grant this year. It will be great to see the incredible talent our industry has to offer coming together and continuing to spread the gospel through all styles of music.” “Hosting the GMA Dove Awards is a real honor,” stated Natalie Grant. “I have always been a fan of Christian music so I consider it a tremendous privilege to help shine a brighter spotlight on the message of this life-changing music, and the artists who create it. I love that it’s not a night of competition, but an evening of giving honor and celebrating one another. It’s really more like a family gathering that I look forward to every year.” GMA Dove Week 2010 will kick off Monday, April 19 with the ASCAP Christian Music Awards. The week will additionally include an Artist Summit and the BMI Christian Music Awards as its key events. Similar to GRAMMY® Week or CMA Week, GMA Dove Week will also feature media events, showcases and professional networking opportunities, most driven independently. The GMA will help to coordinate and promote such events along with other activities taking place during the week. Tickets to the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards will go on sale first to GMA Members Monday, January 4th at 10 a.m. CST by calling 615-277-1376. Tickets to the public will go on sale January 19th through the Grand Ole Opry Call Center by calling 1-800-SEE-OPRY/1-800-733-6779, via the web at or may be purchased in-person at The Opry Box Office located at the Opry House at 2804 Opryland Drive and the Ryman Auditorium Box Office at 116 5th Ave North, in downtown Nashville. Ticket prices range from $25 – $200. In addition to GMA Dove Week and the GMA Dove Awards, GMA’s highly-regarded IMMERSE conference will return to Belmont University July 28-31, 2010. IMMERSE will bring together artists, songwriters, musicians, worship leaders, music business students, industry experts and more in a celebration of music and learning. Popular events from GMA Music Week, such as the highly successful Songwriters’ Showcase and Evening Worship Service, will be available to attendees as well as concerts from top Christian artists. Additional information is forthcoming. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit or contact the GMA directly at 615.277.1376. It’s not too late to be eligible to vote for the 2010 Doves! The GMA has extended its membership deadline to December 30, 2009 via

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