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Nick Bruno to Join Pathway Records as Producer

Written by SGN Scoops on February 8, 2013 – 8:57 am -

Franklin, TN (February 7th 2013) – Pathway Records, a division of Pathway Enterprises, is proud to announce Dove Award nicknominated Producer Nick Bruno will be joining the staff at Pathway.

With decades of performing and producing experience, Nick Bruno has produced many Gospel greats including: Squire Parsons, the Booth Brothers, The Kingsmen, and Quinton Mills. His career in performing includes working with such acts as the Rebels with Jim Hamill and Ron & Charles Booth, Coy Cook and the Senators, JD Sumnar and the Stamps and The Kingsmen. Along with his experience in Christian music, Nick has also worked as music director for a few of the largest theatres in Branson, Missouri. During his time there he worked with Christy Lane, Anita Bryant, Ferlin Husky, the Texans, and many other Grand Ole Opry stars.

When asked what he feels the role of a producer is for artists, Nick responded, “Long before any major artist is born into the world of Gospel Music there is a producer behind the scenes finding the right music and arranging it so the talent of the artist is showcased. A good producer is hard to find, but a producer who considers his role as part of God’s plan to advance His kingdom is a rare gift from God indeed.”   Bill Traylor, of Pathway and Mansion Entertainment states, “Nick is a rare talent and a good friend.  Nick will continue to produce major artists outside of Pathway, such as the Booth Brothers and others, but his talent and experience for Pathway and our current and future artists is invaluable”.

Pathway Records is located in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee and offers several recording packages that are designed to fit a variety of needs. For more information about pricing and how to schedule studio time, please visit www.pebn.org and click on Pathway Records.

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Hobson’s Sign Contract with Perry Edge & Double E Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on November 15, 2012 – 7:20 pm -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} The popular, Hobsons signed on with Perry Edge and Double E Promotions to continue to promote their latest single, “You Saw the Best in Me”, written by Brian and Angela Monehan and recorded by John Mathis, Jr./Pathway Records. The song will be featured on their Christian Country Gospel comp. #167 and the Southern Gospel comp. #261 and was nationally released Nov. 1st according to Norma Beene of Double E.  John Hobson notes, “We’re really excited to be on the radio comp with wonderful artists like Marty Raybon, Jimmy Fortune, Gerald Crabb, The Parrish Family, Tim Livingston and many more. We’re just honored to be in their company. On Dec.8th we’ll travel out to greater Booneville, Miss. to attend the Double E Christmas party, sing a few songs, and celebrate the ‘reason for the season’..the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We’re really looking forward to meeting all the folks at Double E.”

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Pathway Record’s, Dennise Dittman To Release New Recording And First Radio Single With Pathway Entertainment.

Written by SGN Scoops on October 25, 2012 – 5:45 pm -

Franklin, TN-10/25/2012: Pathway Records is pleased to announce the new Pathway Recording and the first single release from Dennise Dittman, “Power Of His Love” produced by Bill Dykes, which will be released to 750 radio stations countrywide.

Bill Traylor, President of Pathway Records says, “Dennise’s voice is extraordinary! In all my years of producing gospel music, I can only recall one time hearing such talent, and that was Sandy Patti.  You will hear many great things from Dennise in the future”.

The new single was shipped to radio stations last month on Mansion Radio Hits Volume 6. Dennise is very excited to join in on this journey with her friends at Pathway Entertainment and Pathway Records.  Dennise comments, “It’s truly a blessing!”

For more information on Dennise Dittman and her upcoming album and performances, visit her website: http://dennisenicholedittman.net/

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Hobsons Release Latest Single Through Pathway Records & Patterson Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on October 22, 2012 – 7:49 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} The Hobsons experienced a great NQC week in September and were recently in the studio with producer, John Mathis, Jr. of Mansion/Pathway Records in Nashville, TN. Their debut Pathway Records project includes their latest single, “You Saw the Best in Me” off of their latest CD, “A Family Affair,” that will be nationally released through Patterson Promotions Vol.#9 radio comp and also will be featured on The Mansion Radio Hits Vol. #6.  John, Susan, and Kate Hobson make up the trio and travel the country with their powerful songs and vocals. Nine year old, Kate, sports a sensational voice and the public will be pleased to get her latest material. For a free press kit: Evie@EHA-Nashville.com More info:  www.gospelgigs.com/thehobsons  www.pattersonpromotions.com   www.EHA-Nashville.com or contact John Hobson: 706-376-1285
Pictured: John, Susan, & Kate Hobson with Mansion Entertainment/Pathway Records Exec., John Mathis, Jr.


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Chariot to Release New Project, Signs with Ray Cooper Group for Booking

Written by SGN Scoops on April 17, 2012 – 1:03 pm -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Bill Dykes recently regrouped Chariot by bringing on board Tank Tackett and Darlene Chapman. The former Cathedrals member says the group is enjoying traveling and performing around the country. Members, Darlene Chapman and Tank Tackett, joined Bill in the Pathway Records studio recently to work on a brand new project. This week, Bill signed on with Ray Cooper Group to represent the trio with bookings. He notes, “It’s a pleasure for Chariot to sign with Ray Cooper Group. We are looking forward to a great summer of singing and fellowship all over the country!” Ray Cooper notes, “It’s certainly an honor to work with such a talented group. I feel blessed and excited to do my small part with such an anointed trio.” Chariot is scheduled to sing April 14 at Landmark Baptist Church in Cincinatti, OH; along with Tammy Robinette, Steven Doan, the Perkins Family, and more. For more info on Chariot: www.Chariotmusic.org For more on Ray Cooper Group: 615-601-1056 or 256-616-5221

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Bill Dykes Releases “Revival” Project

Written by SGN Scoops on December 7, 2011 – 3:35 pm -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Pathway Records artist, Bill Dykes, releases his “Revival” project this month, and fans have been voicing their approval of what could be his best recording yet. Years of working with some of Southern Gospel’s most notable groups has chisled out his place with fans and historians in the business. A short list of his background includes; The Cathedrals, The Goffs, Coy Cook & The Senators, and The Rhythm Masters. He has performed in events led by Jerry Falwell, Pat Robinson, Rex Humbard, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, and Paul Conn. Recording and performing on four #1 songs, garnering three Dove nominations, a Gospel Music News Award, owning his own group; Chariot, opening for Mike Huckabee, and achieving Gold status with his “This is Love,” is only a brief overview of his 45 years of dedication, contributions, and accolades that will be stamped in the pages of Gospel Music history.
Dykes’s passion for his music led him into marketing, media, and financial consulting that would not only secure his involvement in the industry, but would change the course of many of his clients’ paths to success. His expertise in banking and finance has given him the opportunity to reach out to a multitude of churches and ministries in distress. A position as Chief Marketing Officer for Christian Televison Network, Sky Angel, allowed him to design and implement its sales and marketing initiatives. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Business Development at Church Mortgage Acceptance Co., LLC (CMAC) where he played a key role in providing over $2 billion in financing to churches nationwide in need of refinancing, renovation, or expansion. Dykes studied finance at the University of Cincinnati and vocal performance at the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. He attended seminary at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, received his Doctorate of Divinity from Heritage Baptist University, and serves on the Board of Trustees at Davis College in Binghamton, NY.
Dykes was brought on board by The Mansion Entertainment in 2010 to spearhead the development of Manor House Music and Cheyenne Record labels. In addition, his expertise as Executive Director has enabled him to revive Impact Records, the first Gospel label to garner Gold status, with the Gaither’s “Allelujah: Praise Gathering.”

Dykes says, “I feel really good about this project. Revival starts with each of us as individuals and I hope to pass along that passion and fire that I feel when I share the songs on my project. I truly felt an awakening and the spirit of revival as I recorded it. It’s been a lifelong blessing to be a part of the message that stirs souls to Christ. I am also blessed to be getting a top-knotch project done with Pathway Records. Thank you to those who support my ministry and make blessings like these happen.
Dykes continues to travel to speaking and singing engagements across the country and is frequently asked to MC concerts and events. He and wife, Jae Lynne, reside in Cincinnati, OH where they attend Landmark Baptist Church.
info on Pathway Records: www.thePathwayRecords.com
Contact/More info on Bill Dykes: www.BillDykes.org
Promoters can receive a free press kit by emailing: Office@EHA-Nashville.com or Evie Hawkins 615-545-1241

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Carla Jones Signs With Patterson Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on November 28, 2011 – 5:35 am -

Patterson Promotions is pleased to announce  they are now representing Carla Jones, from Gainesville, TX,  to radio as she releases her first radio single “Daddy’s Song” on Mansion Radio Hits Vol.4. Carla is on the Pathway label.

Pauline states “I am excited about working with Carla on promotion of her new single.  Carla is an exceptional vocalist and songwriter, and she also works with her family at Family Friendly Entertainment.”

Pauline went on to say that Carla sung at Patterson Promotions breakfast at NQC this year and she was received very well. For more info on Carla find her on Facebook or contact Patterson Promotions at http://www.pattersonpromotions.com/

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The Mark Dubbeld Family visiting The Mansion Entertainment-Pathway Records Studio working on their latest project, “Get On WIth The Praise”!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 11, 2011 – 2:38 pm -

Mark Dubbeld Family working on their latest studio project, “Get On With The Praise”, at the Mansion Entertainment’s-Pathway Records Studio.

Franklin, TN- Mansion Entertainment: After performing for Presidential Candidate Herman Cain at the Faith & Freedom Rally in October, The Mark Dubbeld Family is back in the studio working on their latest studio album, “Get On With The Praise ” featuring the title cut “Get On With The Praise” as their first radio single, which is set to be released January 2012.

For more news and information regarding The Mark Dubbeld Family, visit their website: www.mjdubbeld.com

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Tank Tackett & Bev McCann to Host God & Country Jubilee Show 9/23

Written by SGN Scoops on September 23, 2011 – 7:59 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Friday, September 23 is the next God & Country Jubilee show at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville TN. The show will begin at 7 p.m and tickets will be $10 at the door. Appearing will be Allison Speer, T. Jae Christian, Jay Shupe & Band, and David & Carrie Smith.
Tank Tackett and Bev McCann will be hosting the concert. Tank, a Pathway Records artist, has traveled with the legendary Statesmen Quartet, Jerry & the Singing Goffs, and many more. Bev McCann is a soloist and A & R for Homeland Entertainment Group. Mike Gardner, of the Gardners, is President of the organization and notes, “We are really looking forward to a great concert Friday night. We have a good line-up and we invite everyone to come out and enjoy some great Gospel Music!” The venue is located on Music Valley Drive near the Opryland Hotel.
The USAGEM (United States Association of Gospel Entertainers & Musicians) is a non-profit 501c3 organization geared to bring more awareness to Gospel Music and its associated members’ music ministries. For more info on USAGEM: Mike Gardner 931-703-9185

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Bill Traylor, Rob Patz, and Evie Hawkins to Co-Host Radio Promotions Showcase at NQC

Written by SGN Scoops on August 24, 2011 – 6:31 pm -

 Patterson Promotions Annual Radio Promotions Breakfast at the National Quartet Convention will be held Thursday September 15, 9:30-12:30 at the Louisville, KY, Crowne Plaza. The event is by invitation only and includes an opportunity for charting station Program Directors, DJ’s, and VIP’s to hear new music of Gospel recording artists. Pauline Patterson of Patterson Promotions announced today the VIP’S that will be co-hosting the showcase. She notes, “We have asked Rob Patz, Evie Hawkins, and Bill Traylor to co-host and we are really looking forward to this event.We do appreciate all the DJ’s and stations that play our artists’ music. These stations report to the Singing News and this is a time we are happy to set aside once a year to give them an opportunity to hear some of the artists’ material performed live. I appreciate our VIP’S agreeing to take time out of their very busy NQC weeks and come listen to our artists.”

Rob Patz is President/CEO of Coastal Media Group in Bellingham, WA, the syndicated Southern Styles show, SGM Radio, and the popular SGN Scoops Magazine. He also owns the affiliated Diamond Awards and “Diamond Awards on Tour” concert series.

 Bill Traylor is President of Mansion Entertainment, and a partner/owner wtih John Mathis, Jr. and Bill Dykes in the newly launched Pathway Records. Both companies are located in Franklin, TN, where Traylor recently opened the Pathway recording studio. Traylor is also known for his extensive work in television and taking Gospel Music into the homes of millions with his programs over a span of many years. In addition, he travels and sings with the popular Homeland Quartet that also includes members, Mike Allen, Ben Speer, and Joe Thrasher.This year the group charted for the first time on Singing News with the top 40, “When He Set Me Free.” The quartet has released another single to radio, “Miracles Will Happen on That Day” and will be performing in this promotions event.

Evie Hawkins is owner of EHA-Nashville, located in Brentwood, TN. The company offers management, direction/consulting, and publicity; primarily to Gospel recording artists. EHA also provides PR services to music industry companies and associated non-profit agencies and associations. She has been involved in Southern Gospel Music in some aspect since age 13 as a singer, songwriter, recording artist, promoter, and a published writer for various music media outlets. Hawkins also serves as a writer for SGN Scoops Digital.Patterson Promotions is based out of Lily, KY and has also had a presence on Music Row in the past year. More info: www.PattersonPromotions.com

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