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Ernie Dawson & Heirline Hosts 2014 Homecoming May 3

Written by SGN Scoops on May 2, 2014 – 7:47 am -

Heirline Anniversary{Chattanooga, TN, May 2, 2014}  Ernie Dawson and Heirline is set to kick off their anniversary celebration tomorrow afternoon in Whitwell, Tennessee.  Joining Heirline in concert will be, Ken Hicks and Testimony, Tony Gore, The Primitive Quartet and Rhonda Frye and Riverside.  Along with great music, there will be plenty of great food and fellowship.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.  Tickets are available at all Marion County Citizens Tri County Bank locations.  For more information, visit or call 423-658-2947.  The concert starts at 5:30 CST and will be held at the Whitwell Middle School, 1 Butterfly Lane, Whitwell, Tennessee 37397.

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April 2014 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 13, 2014 – 3:55 pm -

sgnscoops0414_smHappy Easter from the Staff of SGNScoops Magazine! We are excited to present Pastor Matthew Hagee as this month’s cover story. Pastor Matt shares the inside info about his latest solo release and gives an update on Cornerstone Church. We’re giving our readers the scoop regarding the recent changes in the Gaither Vocal Band line-up. You’ll enjoy getting to know Adam Crabb better and will find Todd Suttles a delight! Also in this issue, we cover the latest on the Horn Family, Josh and Ashley Franks and Gabrielle Allen. This issue offers in-depth stories on the Steve Hurst School of Music, The Great Passion Play and also highlights the 2014 Harmony Honors. And- that’s not all! The April Edition shines the spotlight on a  Hinson Reunion Concert and also uncovers new music.  Don’t miss David Staton’s, Can You Handle The Truth and also Lou Hildreth’s Life, Love and Legends as she highlights the Booth Brothers. Dr Jeff Steel, Kelly Nelon, Jennifer Campbell, Laurette Willis and Sherry Anne deliver encouragement for the mind, body and spirit. Get the latest Creekside Update and the top 100 songs right here- always free.  Share with your friends, fans and family!

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SGNScoops Magazine For February 2014

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 14, 2014 – 5:59 pm -

We are excited to present the February issue of SGNScoops Magazine. Gracing the cover this month is Legacy Five. Staff writer, Craig Harris wrote an in-depth article about their latest ministry developments. Also featured this month’s issue are the ministries of Mallory Ledford, the McClellan Sisters, and Eli Fortner. This issue includes several special interest stories. Megan Owens shares her story of miraculous healing, Chris and Darrell Freemen share their love story and songwriter Diane Wilkinson shares her journey of writing Gospel Music. Get a front row seat view of the Crabb Family Reunion Birmingham Concert as well as the Mark 209 and the Hoppers recent concert. Rhonda Frye and Angela Griffin share concert reviews put on by Global Promotions. Don’t miss David Staton’s column, “Can you Handle The Truth,” or Laurette’s “Christian Fitness,” or Lou Hildreth’s “Life, Love and Legends.” Boost your faith with great devotions from Sherry Anne and Dr. Jeff Steele. We also welcome Kelly Nelon to the Scoops Staff this month. She will be sharing monthly devotions. Catch the latest music reviews, and a wonderful article regarding a Gospel Music bus driver’s perspective. All of this and more for FREE! Wow… This is a great month! Read and share with your friends, family and fans.

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Southern Gospel Love Stories

Written by Staff on February 13, 2014 – 1:48 pm -

Jonathan and Sandra Wilburn

Jonathan and Sandra Wilburn

February is all about love and we at SGMRadio asked a few couples to tell us their love story. They were happy to oblige! Read all about how these couples are living out their happily- ever- after. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jonathan and Sandra Wilburn

Jonathan grew up in Southern Gospel, singing with his family The Wilburns and then with Gold City Quartet. Jonathan currently sings with his son Jordan in Wilburn And Wilburn.

This is Jonathan’s story:

I met my wife Sandra in high school. I played football and she played basketball. I met her one day when one of my best friends, Chris Carter, asked me to talk to this pretty girl and get her phone number. Well, one day while in class, it happened! Chris jumped up and pointed out the window that was facing the gym. He said, “That is her, go talk to her and get her number for me.” I said, “No problem.” She came down the hall toward our class and I looked her in the eyes for the first time. I got lost in her big brown eyes. I told her Chris wanted her number and she began to write it down. When she was finished, I had made my mind up. I said thanks, stuck that number in my pocket and went back inside. Chris asked, “Did ya get it?” I said “Nope, she wouldn’t let me have it!” I called her that night and rest is history. On March 7, 2013 it will be 27 years that we have been together.

I am still in love with Sandra and those big brown eyes!

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Shannon and Madison Easter

Shannon and Madison Easter

Madison and Shannon Easter

Madison is a singer/songwriter/musician with Jeff and Sheri Easter.

Shannon is a songwriter who currently works in the Easter’s office as Sheri’s assistant. They are preparing to release their first EP together on March 19, 2013.

Shannon shares with us their love story:

Madison and I have always lived in the same town, attended the same school, and participated in many of the same extracurricular events. In August of 2004, our youth group was in charge of providing entertainment for our county’s youth rally. The weekend for which the rally was scheduled happened to be a weekend that Madison was not traveling, so he was able to participate. Through rehearsals, Madison and I began talking more and we developed a strong friendship. We began dating on October 26th of that year, and on October 13th, 2008, he proposed by taking me down by The Lewis Family Home Place under the starriest sky, on one knee!

We got married on December 12th, 2010 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, in Augusta, GA. The building, built in 1897, served as a Catholic church for over 70 years and still contains many of its original features today. The wedding embraced the warmth of Christmas and included a simple ceremony and reception immediately following. We honeymooned in Paris for 3 days and London for 3 days. Read more »

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Saran Chumley Joins Rhonda Frye and Riverside

Written by SGN Scoops on February 6, 2014 – 8:11 pm -

Ringgold, GA (February 6, 2014)  Rhonda Frye is pleased to announce an addition to Rhonda Frye And Riverside.  Saran Chumley joins Rhonda, Lauren Huckabee and Jennifer Peace lending her soprano vocals to the IMG_0591progressive ladies group based out of North Georgia. Saran grew up in East Texas and was blessed with many musical opportunities. She sang in children’s choirs, participated in local plays and musicals and then earned a music degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Saran currently teaches voice and piano lessons and is on staff at the Steve Hurst School of Music.

“I am absolutely thrilled,” Rhonda said. “I have wanted to put together an all ladies group for a long time. For one, an all-female vocal group is unique in sound, but this will also allow us to minister to ladies groups. Saran is a great fit to our ministry team. Our heart’s desire is to use music to help people experience a real and relevant relationship with Christ. From the day I met Saran, I knew there was something special about her and I also knew that someday we would minister together. That someday is now and I couldn’t be happier or more eager to see what God is going to do.”

Saran added, “I could not be more excited about this opportunity that God has placed in my life. These are the sweetest girls I have ever met. I have grown to love not only their voices and music, but their hearts for the ministry. I am so ready to dive in and see how the Lord is going to use Rhonda Frye and Riverside. I feel so honored, blessed, and thankful to be a part of this!”

Saran is coming on board right after Rhonda Frye and Riverside released their first national radio single, “Looking Out For You,” on Patterson Promotion’s  Compilation Disc Volume 13.  DJ’s can download the single at For more information about Rhonda Frye and Riverside, visit


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Rhonda Frye And Riverside Releases New Single To National Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on January 30, 2014 – 9:25 am -

Ringgold, GA (January 30, 2014) Rhonda Frye and Riverside, a newly formed trio out of North Georgia, released their first song to National Radio in early January. The song “Looking Out For You,” written by Gerald riversidebytheriverCrabb and produced by Jeremy Peace, landed on Patterson Promotion’s Compilation Disc, Volume 13.

Rhonda Frye, the group’s founder, is mostly known in the industry for her work with SGNScoops Magazine. “I have wanted to assemble a ladies group for a long time,” Rhonda offered. “I prayed to find talented vocalists with great hearts. I have been blessed with young ladies that can communicate the gospel effectively in song, in testimony and by example.” Rhonda continued, “I also prayed for a great song to record that would be up-beat and that would carry a strong message.  ‘Looking Out For You’ was a perfect fit musically for our personalities and is a strong message we love to share.”

Rhonda Frye and Riverside vocalist, Lauren Huckabee is new to the industry, but has quickly gained attention for her unique voice and charming stage presence. Jennifer Peace rounds out the trio adding a touch of vocal clarity and sweetness to the mix and brings a transparent sense of sincerity to the stage.

Since the group’s formation in August, 2013, Rhonda Frye and Riverside has performed in various churches and venues including the National Quartet Convention- EHA Showcase, the Veranda at College Heights Baptist Church, and were featured at the 2013 Diamond Awards. During the Diamond Awards performance, the ladies were joined on stage by the songwriter, Gerald Crabb. “I was blown away when I heard my song, ‘Looking Out For You’ by Rhonda Frye and Riverside,” commented Gerald Crabb. “It is great. This new trio is very good. You’re going to love their music and their spirit.”

With a fresh new sound, the future for Riverside looks bright. Producer Jeremy Peace explained, “There are so many new exciting artists that are arriving onto the scene in Gospel music and this one is certainly no exception. What a golden opportunity for these three women to begin their ministry within the Southern Gospel genre of music as it begins to experience a revival. Riverside has the tools and heart to fulfill their calling and I’m honored to be a part of it. Their new radio single is only the beginning of a long successful ministry in music. These girls bring it!”

The new single was shipped to radio in January and has been received well. “We are very proud at Patterson Promotions that Rhonda Frye and Riverside chose us for their national radio single,” Pauline Patterson stated. “They are young, talented and ready to do a BIG work for Jesus. Rhonda Frye is one of the sweetest, most sincere ladies I know in this industry. She loves God and His people.”

“Looking Out For You” can be downloaded by DJ’s at For more information about Rhonda Frye And Riverside, visit . Follow on Facebook at and on twitter at

Photo Credit: Beasley Photography

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Southern Gospel News January 2014 Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 12, 2014 – 10:17 pm -


Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2014 right with the one and only David Phelps on the cover! Also in this issue, enjoy articles on Donna King, the Old Paths Quartet, Chris Allman, Page Trio, Carolina Quartet, Suzanne Hise and Mike Manuel. Don’t miss who topped the SGNScoops radio chart for January and don’t miss the latest update on our Creekside Gospel Music Convention. We are thrilled to welcome David Staton to our writing staff! David unveils his new column, “Can You Handle The Truth?” Catch the latest devotions from Sherry Anne and Jeff Steele as well as tips from Laurette Willis on Christian Fitness. Legendary Lou Wills Hildreth’s articles are always great. You don’t want to miss “Life, Love and Legends.” It’s a special treat to share an article on Edna Wright, the newly elected Southern Gospel Music Promoters President! Check out January’s music reviews as well as Publisher, Rob Patz and editor, Rhonda’s Frye’s expectations for the New Year. Remember, SGNScoops is absolutely free. Read. Enjoy. Share!

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Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Announces New Syndicated Radio Show

Written by SGN Scoops on January 6, 2014 – 3:07 pm -

Branson, Mo. (January 6, 2014) – Rob Patz is thrilled to announce a new addition to the Coastal Media Family. Beginning this month, Coastal Media Group will present SGN Scoops Radio, a weekly syndicated radio show Jonathan Edwards press photohosted by Jonathan Edwards. The show will contain many of the great features you’ve come to love in the magazine, including the best in today’s Southern, Country and Bluegrass music, artist news by SGN Scoops editor Rhonda Frye and a monthly Top 20 Countdown. SGN Scoops Radio updates will be presented on The SGN Scoops website,
SGN Scoops Radio host, Jonathan Edwards, has been working in radio since the age of 17 and is best known as the host of the popular Ozark Gospel Showcase show on KWFC, 89.1 FM in Springfield, Mo. “I am honored to be the host of SGN Scoops Radio as we try to bring the same quality to the on-air version of the SGN Scoops Magazine,” says Edwards, who is also a member of Faith’s Journey Trio. He also encourages Southern Gospel fans to call their local Gospel radio station to request SGN Scoops Radio syndicated program.
Rob Patz is excited about partnering with Edwards in this new show. “I have been friends with Jonathan for quite some time and I appreciate his heart for ministry and his knowledge of the industry,” says Patz. “He was awarded the Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting in the 2012 Diamond Awards and he has also had two nominations for the Singing News Fan Awards. Jonathan loves this music and listeners love the way he presents it on radio. We are happy to bring him back to radio in this SGN Scoops show. Be sure to tune in, you won’t be disappointed!”
The SGN Scoops Show is now being aired and interested stations should contact Jonathan Edwards directly at jonathan@sgnscoops.comThere will be a new show weekly so fans are encouraged to tune in regularly.

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Rhonda Frye Of Talks With Wes Hampton

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 24, 2013 – 8:01 pm -

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November 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 13, 2013 – 9:38 pm -

We are excited to present the November issue of SGNScoops Magazine! A picture is worth a thousand words, right? The cover this month captures the Spirit of this year’s 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention! The spirit is certainly the spirit of Joy! The smiles almost tell it all, but catch the details of this year’s event along with a listing of Diamond Award winners in this issue. Also, this month’s issue is not the typical predominately Southern Gospel Music Magazine. We’re just a bit on the COUNTRY side! This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Christian Country like never before. Don’t miss Rick Kiser’s story, “Christian Country Gives Thanks,” as well as features on Sharron Kay King, Steve Brown, Greg McDougal. This month also features Providence Quartet and Canaan’s Crossing. Lorraine Walker and Rob Patz put together a fabulous Thanksgiving article allowing the Southern Gospel Community voice their gratitude. We all need our spirits boosted, so don’t miss encouragement from Sherry Anne and Dr. Jeff Steele, and don’t miss reading Lou Hildreth’s special memories. A story on “Mary Anne Oglesby and The Veranda” is sure to warm hearts of families dealing with Alzheimer’s and we hope will inspire other churches to care for the aged in their congregations. Award winning Songwriter, Belinda Smith shares her ministry and Ethan Whisnant shares his “Younger Perspective.” Read about latest music, Christian Fitness, and more in this this well-crafted, beautifully designed online magazine. Remember, SGNScoops is digital and free! Please share with friends!

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