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Special Announcement from Les Butler

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 23, 2014 – 9:48 pm -

Les Butler

Les Butler

Nashville, TN .  The September issue of Singing News Magazine included a brief announcement regarding former Singing News Publisher, Les Butler, and his future in Southern Gospel Music.

Butler stated, “In December 2013, I resigned my position as Publisher of Singing News Magazine.  I continued working with the Southern Gospel Division of Salem Communications, which includes Singing News Magazine, Homecoming Magazine, and the Solid Gospel Radio Network.

A few weeks ago I met with GM Mike Miller regarding my future.  I shared with him my desire to concentrate on my personal preaching and singing ministry, as well as my desire to pursue other opportunities within the Southern Gospel Music industry.  Mike and I agreed to continue our relationship in three areas.  I will continue to host my weekend radio shows on the Solid Gospel Radio Network, contribute monthly editorials in the Singing News Magazine, and manage our wonderful relationship with the fine folks at Dollywood.

In the past year, God has opened doors for personal ministry by way of preaching and singing at various revivals and camp meetings across America.

Effective immediately, I am also bringing Butler Music Group (BMG) and Family Music Group (FMG) out of hibernation.  BMG will be engaged in the business of artist management and consultation.  FMG will be involved in music production, publishing, radio promotion, and more.”

Butler will also continue to host Harmony Road, a Southern Gospel TV show broadcast on multiple TV networks.

Websites are currently being built.  Meanwhile, feel free to call Butler at 615-218-0517, or email him at Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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Karen Peck to Host “A Southern Gospel Christmas Celebration” on Solid Gospel Radio Network

Written by SGN Scoops on December 20, 2013 – 1:14 pm -

imageHendersonville, Tenn.) December 20, 2013 – Dove Award Winner and Grammy-nominated recording artist, Karen Peck, will be sharing Christmas songs and memories and spreading Christmas cheer as she hosts “A Southern Gospel Christmas Celebration” on Solid Gospel Radio Network on December 23rd andDecember 24th from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. The programs can be heard on Solid Gospel affiliates across the country and universally There will also be a special giveaway of Karen Peck and New River’s music to the online listener rewards club at

A special reading of “A Soldier’s Christmas” is among the treats and surprises Karen will have in store for listeners as they prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior. “We will have a wonderful time in anticipation of Christmas,” stated Karen. “This is my favorite time of the year, and I am excited to share my memories, special , and favorite Christmas songs with the Solid Gospel audience.”

Karen Peck is one of the premier personalities in Gospel Music. The prominent vocalist has been lauded for her incredible vocal, songwriting, and acting talents. Her group, Karen Peck and New River, just hit the top of the Southern Gospel radio charts with their latest #1 hit, “Revival,” from the album of the same name. They are featured on the cover of this month’s Singing News magazine, and their latest next single, “Finish Well,” is shipping to radio this week.

In its distinguished career, Karen Peck and New River has received multiple Singing News Fan Awards and Dove Awards, along with Grammy Awards nominations for their work. Karen was featured in the film “Joyful Noise” along with Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, and Kirk Franklin, and has a role in the upcoming film, “Redeemed.” Karen is a music industry leader, having served as president and treasurer of the Southern Gospel Music Association and as a member of the Gospel Music Association’s Film and TV Committee.

Karen Peck and New River records for Daywind Records. Daywind Records is home to such great Southern Gospel artists as Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, the Blackwood Brothers, Wilburn and Wilburn, and more. Daywind is distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors ( and to the general market by Select O Hits.


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