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Weekend Word From SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on October 20, 2018 – 6:29 am -

Weekend Word

I [have] raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee . . . 

—Romans 9:17

Why is The Holy Spirit important?

The Holy Spirit is God Himself, as He works in the world and in our hearts today to accomplish His purposes. (This, incidentally, is why we should refer to the Holy Spirit in personal terms—not as “it” but as “Him”).

In other words, just as Jesus was fully God, as well as fully man when He lived on earth, so the Holy Spirit is fully God as He works today. Jesus promised His disciples that after He returned to heaven, the Holy Spirit would come to take His place. He said, “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth” (John 14:16-17).

Because He is God, the Holy Spirit is eternal and all-powerful, and He is everywhere. But when we come to Christ and commit our lives to Him, the Spirit also comes to live within us. In fact, before we ever come to Jesus, He is already at work in our hearts, convicting us of our sins and convincing us of the truth of the Gospel.

Thank God that He has not abandoned you, but that He is present within you by His Spirit. Ask Him to guide you when you pray, and also to give you wisdom when you have decisions to make. Ask Him also to help you read the Bible and apply it to your life, and to change you into the person God wants you to be. Most of all, ask Him to help you point others to Jesus.

(Answer by Billy Graham,



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Soul’d Out Quartet awaits “The Return”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 6, 2018 – 8:57 am -

Soul'd Out Quartet awaits "The Return"

Soul’d Out Quartet awaits “The Return”

Arden, NC.  –  Soul’d Out Quartet blends dynamic vocals with a powerful message in their new single, “The Return,” the first release from their upcoming album Run To The Light from Horizon Records.

The powerful song reminds people that the day of Christ’s return is drawing near, and that their remaining time on Earth should be used to lead others to Him. While the song starts slowly it builds urgency, highlighting the importance of sharing God’s message of salvation with family, neighbors and friends, so that they too will reach Heaven’s golden shore.

“‘The Return’ has such a powerful message about Christ’s return and the fact that we need to work to win the lost,” says Matt Rankin, Soul’d Out’s founder and baritone singer. “I feel blessed to have written this song.”

The song featuring Rankin (baritone), Dusty Barrett (tenor), Jason McAtee (lead) and Ian Owens (bass), meets the quartet’s mission of creating inspirational gospel music that resonates with a wide audience and bridges generational gaps.

While this song falls more on the traditional side, it demonstrates that it doesn’t matter if the song is traditional or progressive, Soul’d Out Quartet’s vocal power has the ability to evoke emotion in listeners.

Listen to “The Return” HERE and pre-order Run To The Light HERE.

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Soul’d Out Quartet Makes Changes

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2016 – 9:05 am -

Soul'd Out Quartet Makes Changes

Soul’d Out Quartet Makes Changes

Nashville, TN  –Soul’d Out Quartet is excited to announce big changes for 2017. Jason McAtee has been named to the position of lead singer following the departure of Bryan Hutson.
“Soul’d Out would like to thank Bryan Hutson for his five years of service. We will be forever grateful for his time here with the group,” said Matt Rankin, group owner and baritone. “I learned a lot about singing from Bryan. He is a good man and has a heart for ministry. It was our honor to have Bryan,” Rankin continued.
“Jason has a heart for ministering the gospel through music and will be a great addition to Soul’d Out. We are anxious to see where God will take us,” explained Rankin.
McAtee, 26 years old, joins Soul’d Out after serving 10 years at Godfrey United Methodist Church near St. Louis, MO. His freshman solo project, Goin’ Home, will be released in December 2016. McAtee has shared a stage with Contemporary Christian Music groups Newsong, Sidewalk Prophets, Aaron Shust and several others. Additionally, McAtee is an accomplished studio musician. He is married to Kaitlyn McAtee.
Soul’d Out announce that the 2017 tour will include a live band. Rankin gave further details, “The group has been praying about hiring a band for the past three years. It has finally come to fruition and God has answered the call with four great players.” Dusty Barrett, tenor singer, said, “Bringing Jason to the group and a full band will give us the flexibility to follow God’s direction when we are ministering. We are very excited about this new dimension as we bring hope to our audiences.”
Soul’d Out will host a special “Meet the Band” concert on December 30th, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST at the Gaslight Theatre in Georgetown, OH. The concert will be open to the public; admission tickets will not be required.
New music from Soul’d Out Quartet will be released in January 2017.
Soul’d Out Quartet is booked by the Dominion Agency.
Follow the group at, Facebook and at the App Store.
Music can be purchased from the web site, iTunes, Google play and all digital download sites.

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Bryan Hutson leaves Soul’d Out Quartet

Written by Staff on November 21, 2016 – 8:20 am -

Bryan Hutson leaves Soul'd Out Quartet

Bryan Hutson leaves Soul’d Out Quartet

A personal message from Bryan Hutson of Soul’d Out Quartet:

I want to thank everyone who has embraced me and my family over these last nearly 24 years in full time gospel music.

For sometime now, I have felt God’s leading into a different avenue of ministry. To be transparent, I am not completely sure what avenue that is but God always reveals Himself in His timing. I am sure though that the time has come to make a change.
I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the best men in the Southern Gospel industry. I value my time with “The Heartland Boys”, to my nearly 10 years with “The Kingsmen”. I also have had the
privilege to minister next to Dusty Barrett, Matt Fouch, Ian Owens, Michael Howard and Zach Lloyd [Soul’d Out Quartet].

Bryan Hutson leaves Soul'd Out Quartet

Bryan Hutson leaves Soul’d Out Quartet

My hope for the future is to continue to minister/sing in whatever form that becomes in an environment that is passionate about reaching lost people and helping others grow in their walk with The Lord. I remain passionate about encouraging men to be men of integrity and
fighting for their marriage and family.

From now until the New Year, I will be ministering with my wife, Yvonne, on select dates that can be found on our Facebook page Rescue
Me Ministries or Friends of Bryan Hutson.

Yvonne and Bryan Hutson

Yvonne and Bryan Hutson

Our family covets your prayers during this season of change.


About SOQT 

[From the Soul’d Out Quartet Website]

In May of 2004, in answer to God’s call on his life, Matt Rankin of Georgetown, Ohio started a journey to find men of kindred spirits and equal yoking to partner with him in a mission to fulfill that calling by evangelizing God’s word through song. Now, in 2013, Matt’s calling and dream have been realized in Soul’d Out Quartet. Soul’d Out Quartet, which is comprised of Dusty Barrett (tenor), Bryan Hutson (lead), Matt Rankin (baritone), Ian Owens (bass), and Michael Howard (pianist), is not only a vocal group continuing the heritage of Southern Gospel music, but is also and foremost a ministry team answering God’s call as stated in Ephesians: He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors, and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13 KJV)
In this spirit, Soul’d Out Quartet travels the country with a mission of evangelism and discipleship to not only win souls for Christ by telling the world “what the world doesn’t know”, but also to further strengthen and encourage God’s people to be the salt and light to the world and ambassadors for Christ, that we are each called to be and to exhort God’s people to be servants with hearts on fire! [ ; November 21, 2016]

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Christmas with Bryan and Yvonne Hutson

Written by Staff on December 5, 2015 – 4:02 pm -


Why did you decide to do Christmas concerts?
“I decided to do Christmas concerts to take a break from my normal routine of group presentations (Soul’d Out and Kingsmen) to focus a few weeks on our (Yvonne and myself ) ministry.”

Soul'd Out Quartet

Soul’d Out Quartet

When did you begin doing this?
“I actually began doing Christmas solo dates during my first tenure with the Kingsmen in 1996. I was invited to take part in a Toys for Tots Benefit program in southern Indiana (where I’m from) and it so much fun, that I decided to make my Christmas concerts a part of my Holiday tradition. Now, since Yvonne and I have launched Rescue Me Ministries, we are incorporating our ministry focus into our programs.”

What is a typical Christmas concert?
“That’s the thing, we are able to adapt to any type of program. If the Pastor/Promoter wants strictly Christmas music, or a mixture of Christmas with Soul’d Out/Kingsmen music or music and testimony —  we can do that. One service/concert, we’ll actually be working with the church’s praise team. So we change to fit the situation.”


Bryan and Yvonne Hutson

Have you changed your presentation or your approach to these over the years?
“We’ve changed a little. Our focus has always been pointing people to the babe in the Manger that became our Savior. We have just added our personal testimonies to the programs.”

How much preparation goes into the program and when do you start preparing?
“We begin a few weeks out in ‘re-learning’ those Christmas songs that we only sing a few weeks of the year. The older I get, the harder it is to remember words!) We take our programs very seriously.”


Bryan and Yvonne Hutson

What is your primary goal for these?
“To bring a little Christmas cheer to the folks that support our ministry. I have heard that the holiday season is a very depressing time for a lot of people. We want to encourage the family, challenge moms and dads to be the parents that God created them to be and lift up the name of Jesus.”

What is a typical Christmas at the Hutson household?
“We began a tradition of attending Christmas Eve service together. It is such a blessing to stand and sing songs about the birth of our King on Christmas Eve. We light candles in memory of those we’ve lost and will read the Christmas story before we go to bed.”


Bryan and Yvonne Hutson

What was Christmas like when you were growing up?
“Christmas for me (Bryan) was hard. Dad began battling health problems so money for presents was tight. There were never a lot of gifts, but plenty of love. We’d all gather at my Grandparents house on Christmas Eve and eat dinner and fellowship. In fact, that’s still a tradition at Grandma’s house. Last year, they counted 48 people in a VERY small house! Yvonne and I go over Christmas Day!”


Bryan and Yvonne Hutson

Bryan adds, “If anyone would like to purchase our Christmas CD, they can write us at Or search ‘Rescue Me Ministries’ or ‘Friends of Bryan Hutson’ on Facebook. We pray that everyone will have a blessed Christmas and strive to live for Christ everyday!”

I have attended Bryan and Yvonne’s Christmas program and can attest that it is uplifting and inspiring.

By Dean Adkins, December 2014

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From Soul’d Out Quartet

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 19, 2015 – 6:31 am -

Soul'd Out Quartet

Soul’d Out Quartet

As it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”  With that teaching and thought in mind, it is with a sad heart that we, Soul’d Out Quartet, announce the closing of the season for our friend and brother, Michael Howard.  Michael has provided Soul’d Out with his awesome talent on the piano and his humongous heart for over 7 amazing years.  Now, however, God is bringing Michael’s season here with us to a close.  Please pray with us for Michael and Molly as they embark on their new path of service for God’s kingdom, also for the new direction and path God has in store for Soul’d Out.  Michael will always be one of us and he will be greatly missed and dearly loved.  News for the future of Soul’d Out will come soon.  Thank you all!  We love you!  God bless each of you!

Matt, Dusty, Bryan, Ian and Zach

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Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet appear at Gospel Winterfest

Written by Staff on March 9, 2015 – 2:27 pm -


Triumphant Quartet

Triumphant Quartet

KNOXVILLE, TN – For the third straight year, New Destiny Productions brought back the best combination of quartets for Gospel Winterfest: the award-winning Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet together on stage at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.

Soul'd Out

Soul’d Out

Soul’d Out Quartet from Georgetown, OH opened the concert after Russ Woolard, President of New Destiny Productions, opened with a great song, “Holy Spirit Come In This Place.”  After a few songs, Matt Rankin, founder and owner of Soul’d Out who started the group in 2004, introduced the members of the group: Michael Howard, piano and Dusty Barrett, tenor have been with the group for seven

Matt Rankin

Matt Rankin

years. Former lead for the Kingsmen Quartet, Bryan Hutson joined the group three-and-a-half years ago and sings lead, and Ian Owen, bass, joined two-and-a-half years ago. Matt writes most of the songs that the group sings.

The fan favorite Southern Gospel male quartet, Triumphant, was up next. Since their beginning 13 years ago at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, Triumphant has won dozens of awards nationally, as well as receiving Grammy and Dove nominations. They have also had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall. They opened with the song, “We Will Remember,” as well as many more from their repertoire, to the appreciation of the attendees.
Eric Bennett, bass and spokesman for the group, introduced the members of the group.  The only change in the group since its inception has been the piano

Ian Owen

Ian Owen

player.  The four vocalists are the original members. Eric and David Sutton, tenor for the group, have been standing on stage together for 20 years.  They were members of Kingdom Heirs until Triumphant was formed.  They added Clayton Inman, lead, to the group, who had sung for several groups including Won by One, and Scott Inman, baritone, who is also a prolific songwriter.  The group was close to home, so their families were there and were introduced to the audience.

The concert ended after a little over three hours with both groups on stage singing, ‘When The Trumpet Sounds.”
North Metro Gospel Singings will present a similar event  May 30 – 6:00 pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, Kennesaw, GA with the same two groups. We encourage all Gospel fans in the area to come out,

David Sutton and Scotty Inman

David Sutton and Scotty Inman

expecting a great evening of song and ministry!

For more information on Soul’d Out, visit their website HERE.
For more on Triumphant Quartet, click on their website HERE.
Written by Robert York for SGN Scoops.
Clayton Inman and Eric Bennett

Clayton Inman and Eric Bennett










Soul'd Out Quartet and Triumphant Quartet

Soul’d Out Quartet and Triumphant Quartet


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Shiloh Hills North Metro Gospel Singing with Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet

Written by Staff on March 6, 2015 – 9:08 am -

concertDon’t miss the next North Metro Gospel Singing at Shiloh Hills with Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet!

This event will take place on May 30 at 6:00pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church in Kennesaw Georgia.

Tickets are $20 before May 15 and $25 after May 15. Tickets may be ordered by mail. For more information email Robert York at

For more information on Triumphant Quartet click HERE

For more information on Soul’d Out Quartet click HERE

Shiloh Hills Baptist Church is located at 75 Hawkins Store Rd, Kennesaw GA


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Urgent Prayer Request From Bryan Hutson

Written by SGN Scoops on September 16, 2013 – 8:04 am -

Urgent Prayer Request-
This morning, our bass singer, Ian Owens, rushed his wife; Megan to the hospital. Megan had a brain aneurysm and doctors will performing emergency surgery very soon.
She is at UK Hospital in Lexington, KY.
They have 3 small children. Their youngest Piper is 4 months old.
Please pray. We will update when we know more.
Thank you.
Bryan Hutson

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Gospel Music Today On

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 3, 2013 – 8:40 am -

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