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Congratulations Jimmy and Sonya (Isaacs) Yeary

Written by scoopsnews on December 8, 2015 – 6:09 pm -


Gatlyn Solomon Yeary


Congatulations to Jimmy and  Sonya (Isaacs) Yeary

Its a boy!

Gatlyn Solomon Yeary
Born December 8, 2015
At 2:30pm
8lbs,10oz. -21 in long.

We at Sgn Scoops are praying for you and rejoicing in the great news!

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T. Graham Brown’s ‘Forever Changed’ Now Available in Cracker Barrel Stores

Written by Staff on March 4, 2015 – 9:00 am -

T Graham BrownFranklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) March 5th,  2015 –  T. Graham Brown’s latest Grammy-nominated album Forever Changed has hit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations. The critically acclaimed album features collaborations with some of the top Country artists in the music business including Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Jimmy Fortune. Brown also channels his Gospel side with collaborations with Christian singers Jason Crabb, Sonya Issacs, Three Bridges, among others.”I’m so excited that ‘Forever Changed’ is in the CrackerBarrel restaurant and stores! It’s our favorite place to stop when we’re out on the road” said an excited T. Graham Brown. “We love the food and it’s so much fun to shop and look at all the “cool stuff” in the store. I always check out the CD rack, and to have my album there is a dream come true.”

In an industry where you have stories each and every day concerning declining sales, the music program atCracker Barrel Old Country Stores continues to thrive, as it begins its’ second decade. The company is responsible for top ten albums by such Country Music Hall of Fame members as Alabama and Kenny Rogers, and also partnered up with the iconic Dolly Parton for her 2012 An Evening With Dolly CD / DVD package, which is the program’s only RIAA Gold selling project. In 2015, the 600-plus location restaurant chain resumed its’ success story by teaming up with Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley for his Man Of Constant Sorrow disc, which featured collaborations from a wide variety of artists, such as Lee Ann Womack and Elvis Costello. The set debuted on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart at #2, and also gave Stanley his highest ranking ever on the magazine’s Country Album chart, entering the list at No. 14.

In addition to a Grammy nomination in 2015 for “Best Gospel Roots Album,” Brown has also garnered some of the strongest ink of his career. He is set to appear in Country Weekly, in an issue that will hit newsstands later this month. Other features include Billboard, CMT, The Examiner, Power Source (which Brown graces the cover for February), and many more.

Track Listing:
1. He’ll Take Care Of You (with Vince Gill)
2. From A Stronger Place
3. Soul Talk (with Jason Crabb)
4. Forever Changed
5. Shadow Of Doubt (with Leon Russell)
6. The Power Of Love (with Jeff & Sheri Easter)
7. Out Of The Rain
8. People Get Ready (with Jason Crabb, Leon Russell, Steve Cropper, The Oak Ridge Boys)
9. Pillow Of Mercy (with The Booth Brothers)
10. Midnight Rainbow (with Three Bridges)
11. Which Way To Pray (with Sonya Isaacs)
12. How Do You Know (with The Oak Ridge Boys)
13. Wine Into Water (with Jimmy Fortune)

About Forever Changed:
Co-produced by Mark L. Carman and T. Graham Brown, recorded and mixed by Joe Carrell, Forever Changed is comprised of thirteen tracks featuring guest vocal appearances by popular, award-winning artists Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Leon Russell, Jason Crabb Jeff & Sheri Easter, Steve Cropper, The Booth Brothers, Three Bridges and Jimmy Fortune. The lineup of talent collectively boasts 26 Grammys and 37 Dove Awards. Forever Changed was nominated for “Best Roots Gospel Album” and was released by Mansion Entertainment with distribution through Sony/RED on January 27th, 2015.

About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded over thirteen studio albums and charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard charts. Three of these singles reached number one and eight more reached the top ten. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots. This past year his appearance in the concept video for “Working on A Building” with Marty Raybon,Jimmy Fortune and Trace Adkins was aired across multiple national television networks. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.

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The Isaacs Launch New Website

Written by SGN Scoops on August 16, 2013 – 7:08 am -

Nashville, TN (August 15, 2013)Along with the release of their new CD “The Living Years” and DVD  “The Isaacs Up Close & Isaacswebsite5Personal” multi-award winning family, The Isaacs  have launched a new website where it is easier than ever to order their music and merchandise. You can also keep up with their touring schedule, latest photos, links and more.

Some of the new features include news flashes, where they will post special appearances like Opry shows, online broadcasts, television appearances, last minute additions to their concert schedule, and other exciting events, allowing you can tune in and catch The Isaacs performances.
They also have links to other sites that will be of interest to their fans such as Socialcam, Twitter and Facebook as well as links to outside sources.
Becky Isaacs Bowman stated, “My favorite part of the new website is the fact that you can enter your email address and receive The Isaacs latest news as soon as it is posted. We invite all of our fans to go to the new site,,  and tell us what you think.”
The Isaacs have been busy this year not only touring and working on their own projects but also working on projects for other artists. Becky Isaacs Bowman and Sonya Isaacs Yeary recently finished studio work singing background vocals for a new CD by Dolly Parton.
Lily Isaacs said, “A wonderful opportunity for my daughters, Sonya and Becky! They have been blessed to do background vocals on many different artists’ projects. Many of them just happen to be some of their country artist heroes. Doing this with Dolly has been a dream come true. This is the third time they’ve had this amazing experience with Dolly. She is such a beautiful and genuine person that my girls were so humbled by her presence in the studio with them. Thank you Dolly for one of the best days ever! I am so proud of Sonya and Becky.  ”

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Hosts and First Performers Announced for 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on February 3, 2012 – 9:43 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (January 30, 2012) – The administrators and staff of (formerly are proud to announce this year’s hosts and first list of performers for the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration.
The hosts for this year’s Awards Celebration of two of the industry’s most respected female voices and personalities. This year’s hosts are Karen Peck Gooch (Karen Peck & New River) and Sonya Isaacs Yeary (The Isaacs).
Karen Peck Gooch has been lauded as one of the greatest voices to ever take the stage in Southern Gospel music. She has been awarded the Favorite Soprano award in the Singing News Fan Awards 11 times. A veteran of the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards, Karen has won Female Vocalist of the Year twice (including last year), and with her group New River, has won an impressive 15 additional Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. Karen Peck & New River has scored over 10 #1 singles over the course of its 20-year history. Gooch recently made her big screen debut in the hit movie Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. Read more »

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AWARD-WINNING JASON CRABB Captures LIVE Performance from Historic Nashville Venue

Written by SGN Scoops on September 2, 2011 – 9:49 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—September 1, 2011—For GRAMMY® Award winner and Christian music mainstay Jason Crabb, there is nothing like performing LIVE in front of an audience.  On April 19th, 2011, his adrenaline was running high as he stepped onto the stage, following an introduction by friend, mentor and legend Bill Gaither, to record his first LIVE recording, The Song Lives On (Gaither Music Group), which is set to release on DVD and CD on October 18th.
Filmed at Nashville’s historic Loveless Café Barn, this all-new collection finds Jason, along with his stage band, putting his own twist to some of the most popular Gospel classics and church favorites of the past few decades.  The rustic venue at the Loveless accentuated the rich emotion and soul of Crabb’s vocal talents as well as the intimate, down-home charm that has made this “boy next door” a 14-time GMA DOVE Award-winning, nationally acclaimed communicator.
Known for a uniquely commercial vocal style that blurs the lines between musical genres, Crabb, along with Gaither, collaborated to select songs for this recording that have now become classics—songs that Crabb grew up singing in his hometown church, tunes that remain fan favorites today and messages that Jason could bring to life with his unique flair that ranges from sheer, powerhouse force to “raw,” vulnerable interpretations.
“I wanted to record songs that have stood the test of time,” Crabb describes, “and as Bill Gaither suggested, ‘songs that have sound theology.’  Many of these songs I first heard in church while growing up in Kentucky.  Some of them were sung as a congregation, and some were performed as what we called ‘specials’ at our country church.”
Some of those “specials” include hits such as “Who Am I,” “Beulah Land,” “God on the Mountain,” “Midnight Cry,” “I Saw the Light,” “Until Then” and “Why Me” among others.  The evening featured special performances by The Gaither Vocal Band, including a new rendition of “Please Forgive Me,” a Crabb Family hit penned by Crabb’s father, songwriter of the year Gerald Crabb.  The song, which was recently re-recorded by Crabb’s longtime friend and inspiration Michael English with the Gaither Vocal Band, included a special reprise that brought Crabb and English together on stage.
Another highlight of the evening occurred when Gaither and Oak Ridge Boy William Lee Golden stepped onto the stage spontaneously to join Crabb singing his version of the Kris Kristofferson hit “Why Me.”  Other standout moments included a cameo appearance by Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Becky Isaacs Bowman, who joined Jason for the classic “Who Am I” as well as a guest appearance by The Crabb Family, who joined their brother for the family tradition “Through the Fire.”  Performers and studio vocalists Reggie and Ladye Love Smith and Angela Primm sang background vocals that evening.  Jason’s band includes Lorie Sikes, Blaine Johnson and Michael Rowsey.
“This was a night I had looked forward to for so long,” Crabb describes with his usual “aww, shucks” grin.  “To get to sing these classic songs and have my band do what we do live is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now.  To look into the front row and see the faces of people I’ve looked up to for years was intimidating…what an honor!  For several of them to join me on stage, well, that’s just beyond belief for this small-town boy…what a night!  I’ll treasure it forever.”
The Song Lives On will also include a new version of Crabb’s GMA DOVE Award-winning Song of the Year for 2011 “Sometimes I Cry,” which Crabb recently re-recorded at the Billy Graham Library in NC, as part of the filming for the fall releases of the two new Gaither Homecoming videos—Tent Revival Homecoming and The Old Rugged Cross.
The Song Lives On DVD and CD, produced by Gaither, will be available in stores and online on October 18th.  The projects will be featured on multiple tv networks as part of a direct campaign this fall and will be strategically positioned across retail and online accounts.  Both releases are distributed exclusively by EMI CMG Distribution.  For a SNEAK PREVIEW of the DVD, please visit
In addition to his heavy touring schedule, Jason can be seen at various HOMECOMING arena concerts and video recordings.  For further information, contact Celeste Winstead at or visit or

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 25, 2011 – 9:10 pm -

NASHVILLE, TENN. (JULY 25, 2011) – SONYA ISAACS YEARY and husband JIMMY YEARY announce the birth of their first child, AYDEN JAMES YEARY. The healthy baby boy was born at 7:36 PM, Monday, July 25, 2011 at a Nashville, TN area hospital weighing 9 lbs. 5 oz. and 22 in. long.

Mother, Father and baby are resting comfortably.

Sonya Isaacs Yeary is a member of The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 30 years ago. Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concert Series and travel throughout the year performing internationally.

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Martina McBride’s New Release Touches Many

Written by SGN Scoops on July 12, 2011 – 2:02 pm -

Lily Isaacs’ battle with breast cancer has inspired her daughter, Sonya Isaacs, husband Jimmy Yeary and Ben Hayslip to write a new heart-felt song called “I’m gonna love you through it.” The emotional lyrics tell a story from the vantage point of being a 38 year old mother of three children who has just received a cancer diagnosis. The ballad is destined to strike the hearts of many families that have been devastated by the disease of breast cancer.

Country super-star artist, Martina McBride has recorded the ballad and  is set to release the single to country radio on July 25, 2011.  For a preview of the song and complete review, visit

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Daywind Records Announces Release of Reach Out From Karen Peck & New River

Written by SGN Scoops on July 12, 2011 – 8:51 am -

Hendersonville, TN (July 12, 2011) – Daywind Records is excited to present the newest release from the GRAMMY® nominated group, Karen Peck & New River, entitled Reach Out.  This project, which is the first to feature new male vocalist, Jeff Hawes, will hit stores nationwide this week.
Produced by Wayne Haun, Reach Out features songs from writers such as Sue C. Smith, Twila McBride LaBar, Kenna West, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary, and others.  Every lyric carries a message of hope and grace meant to uplift and encourage the listener. Every melody is presented with the true excellence consistently delivered by Karen Peck & New River.

Both the first Southern Gospel single, ”On The Banks of the Promised Land,” and Soft AC single, “This Is What Mercy Does,” have already received a positive response from DJs and are expected to become favorites among listeners.
Reach Out is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  In addition to Karen Peck & New River, Daywind is home to many other great artists such as Marshall Hall and Greater Vision, among others.  For more information on Karen Peck & New River, visit  For more information on Daywind Records, visit

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Sonya Isaacs and husband Jimmy Yeary Expecting Child in 2011

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 6, 2011 – 12:17 pm -

Sonya and Jimmy

NASHVILLE, TN (January 6, 2010) – The Isaacs’ award winning female vocalist and mandolin player Sonya Isaacs and her husband, songwriter Jimmy Yeary, are anticipating the birth of their baby in July 2011.

“Baby I don’t see how I could love you anymore than I do today…” is the lyric written for Sonya in Jimmy’s number one Rascal Flatt’s hit “Why Wait.” The excitement of their announcement just added more love and inspiration for more hit songs.

Sonya says, “One of my greatest desires in life has been to be a mommy. I’ve loved being an aunt, and being so close to my nieces and nephews has given me a taste of what it’s like to love and raise a child. We are so excited and can’t even begin to express our thankfulness to the Lord for this great big little blessing! Thanks for your continued prayers as we continue on this amazing journey.”

Jimmy adds, “It’s hard to put into words how excited I am at the thought of having a child with the love of my life. It just doesn’t get any better.”

Sonya and Jimmy were married December 20, 2009 in Nashville, Tenn.

Sonya Isaacs Yeary is a member of The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 30 years ago. Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concert Series and travel throughout the year performing internationally.

Jimmy Yeary is originally from Hillsboro, OH. From the early ages of 8, Jimmy began singing in churches with his family. Moving to Nashville, TN in 1994, Jimmy began writing for some of country music’s top artists. His songs have been recorded by Brooks & Dunn, Craig Morgan, Joe Diffie, John Michael Montgomery and more. His latest cut, “Why Wait,” co-written with Neil Thrasher and Tom Shapiro is Rascal Flatts 12th No. 1 hit single.

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Hosts Announced for 2010 SGN Music Awards Celebration

Written by Scoops Staff on March 5, 2010 – 12:52 pm -

HisSong and Beyond the Ashes Added as Featured Performers

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Deon and Susan Unthank, administrators of, are proud to announce the hosts for this year’s SGN Music Awards Celebration.

Hosting the Awards Celebration this year are Mike Bowling and Sonya Isaacs YearyMadison Easter will also be doing additional emcee work for the event.

Mike Bowling is a celebrated vocalist, producer and songwriter.  He is a 2-time winner of Male Vocalist of the Year in the SGN Music Awards (2005, 2007). Mike has won 9 SGN Music Awards over the course of his career as a vocalist and producer.  Last year, his group won three awards – including Song of the Year (for “Your Cries Have Awoken the Master”).  His family group, The Bowling Family, just released their new recording Shine.

Sonya Isaacs Yeary
is no stranger to fans of Southern Gospel music. Her family group, The Isaacs, is a regular fixture on the Gaither Homecoming Tour as well as prominent figures in both the Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music communities.  Sonya has won eight individual awards in the SGN Music Awards as a musician, vocalist, and songwriter.  Sonya is currently the reigning Songwriter of the Year (Artist) – an award she shared with her sister, Becky, last year.

Madison Easter is the youngest individual to ever co-host the SGN Music Awards program. Easter is a beloved musician who travels with his family group – Jeff & Sheri Easter. Easter’s brand of humor has made him a popular individual on social networks and within the Southern Gospel community. Madison scored his first nomination this year for Musician of the Year.

“We are absolutely thrilled with our hosts this year,” mentioned Deon Unthank of  “We’ve got a lot of really neat things planned for this year – including a different kind of set up for our hosts. You aren’t going to want to miss the event this year! It’s destined to be our biggest and best yet!”

In addition, HisSong and Beyond the Ashes have been added as featured performers for the Celebration.  They will join previously announced performers The Isaacs, Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, The Perrys, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Freemans, The Bowling Family (formerly Mike & Kelly Bowling), Soul’d Out Quartet, and McMillan & Life.

The evening will also feature a mutli-artist collaboration that will honor the Southern Gospel veterans the Singing Cookes and the legacy that they have left and continue to leave today.

Additional performers and sponsors are still being confirmed and will be announced at a later date.

The date for this year’s SGN Music Awards Celebration is Tuesday, April 13, 2010.  The event will again take place at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennesse and is free to the public.  The awards program will start at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

As far as nominations go, two artists tied for the most nominations among performers this year.  Both The Perrys and Karen Peck & New River landed a stellar nine nominations apiece – more than any other artist this year. 2008’s Pacesetter the Dove Brothers earned eight nods. Following behind those artists were Legacy Five, The Isaacs, and Booth Brothers with seven nominations apiece.  Triumphant Quartet and Brian Free & Assurance both landed six nominations.  Two artists received five nominations – the Bowling Family (formerly Mike & Kelly Bowling) and Talley Trio.

Songwriter and producer Wayne Haun earned the most individual nominations for his work during 2009. Rodney Griffin earned six individual nominations for his songwriting work.  Earning five individual nominations were songwriters Marty Funderburk (2009’s Songwriter of the Year winner) and Rusty Golden. Gospel legend Bill Gaither, songwriter Joel Lindsey, and The Perrys’ lead singer Joseph Habedank all earned four individual nominations.

The Pacesetter Award is awarded to any artist, individual, or organization which has shown great strides in the industry and has raised the bar for others. This year’s nominees for the 2010 Pacesetter are new Gospel music celebration Branson Gospel Music Convention, Crossroads Music Group, SGShowPrep’s Chuck Peters, digital news outlet SGN Scoops Digital, and Vine Records.

For a full list of nominees, visit

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