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IMC ACQUIRES SPRINGSIDE MUSIC

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 23, 2020 – 1:12 pm -

IMC ACQUIRES SPRINGSIDE MUSIC

IMC ACQUIRES SPRINGSIDE MUSIC

Johnson City, TN – Over the years, IMC has become one of the leading concert promoters in Christian Music. Additionally, the company has focused on creating special interest cruises, artist management and a wide range of services utilized by Christian recording artists. Now, IMC President Landon Beene has announced that the company is adding another service to the extensive array presently offered. “We are very excited to announce the acquisition of Springside Music, a company founded over 30 years ago by our great friends, Paul and Shelia Heil,” Beene states. “IMC has always been dedicated to bringing audiences an uplifting musical experience, whether it be through the artists we represent, the products we produce or the concerts we promote. We believe the services we will be able to provide through Springside will simply give us more ways to provide quality Christian music to fans who already love it and allow us the opportunity to introduce this great music to even more people around the world.”

Since 1986, Springside has been America’s leading mail-order source for Southern Gospel music recordings, videos, songbooks, accompaniment tracks and books. The company has offered products from all major record companies and all major artists. For people throughout North America and even around the world, Springside has become, as their slogan says, “Your Source For Southern Gospel.” “With that motto in mind,” states IMC Vice President Nathan Goble, “We are able to offer music from all of the major record labels in Southern Gospel, as well as some independent artists, to fans all over the globe.”
Springside Marketing was created in response to an inquiry Paul Heil’s syndicated radio program, The Gospel Greats, was constantly receiving. “We started Springside’s mail-order service back in 1986 because people were having difficulty finding Southern Gospel recordings in local stores,” Heil states. “Our desire was to make Southern Gospel Music, from all top record companies and artists, more readily available.  Springside soon became a one-stop source for Southern Gospel Music.”
Springside’s first effort was the sale of “Harmony” recordings, LPs and cassettes, created as a fundraiser by the Southern Gospel Music Guild, of which Heil was a founding member. Thousands of these compilations were quickly sold by mail and through a special radio offer. Soon, a small catalog of various current recordings and other items was created and mailed to individuals who had written to The Gospel Greats program over the years. This catalog rapidly expanded to include recordings from all of the charting Southern Gospel artists.
Springside quickly became known by Southern Gospel Music lovers for having current recordings, as well as videos, from all of the major artists and all the major labels, in addition to accompaniment tracks, songbooks and other Southern Gospel music-related books and items.
In the fall of 2005, Springside added online ordering capabilities, bringing a new level of convenience to long-time customers and to the many new customers who became acquainted with their services via the internet. As IMC’s Goble explains, the plan now is to offer even more services and products. “Our goal is to make Southern Gospel Music more and more accessible to fans all over the world with our online presence. Our Accompaniment Track selection is HUGE with over 400 pieces.  We will also begin offering new products, such as artist cookbooks, theatrical performances from Sight & Sound Theaters and hymnals/accompaniment tracks for congregational worship.  We’re also looking to expand our selection of books, Christian movies, and more.”
Springside founders, Paul and Shelia Heil are delighted that IMC has the vision to carry on the tradition they established more than three decades ago, as well as the abilities to take the service to new heights. “Our friends at IMC, Landon Beene and Nate Goble, share our love for Southern Gospel Music and a desire to make it available to people everywhere.  They’ve done this through their top-notch concert promotions across the country and now they’re applying their expertise to
making it even more readily available through Springside Music.  We could not be happier than to pass the torch to Nate and Landon.”
Individuals looking to order products offered by Springside may visit www.springside.com or call 1-800-38-MUSIC.

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Daywind Music Group Celebrates a Dozen GMA Dove Award Nominations

Written by Staff on August 15, 2020 – 8:21 am -

Daywind Music Group Celebrates a Dozen GMA Dove Award NominationsArtists and songwriters who call Daywind Music Group (DMG) home were honored with twelve (12) nominations for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards. Daywind Records’ very own  Joseph Habedank was among some of the industry’s top artists and musicians to announce the nominees during the live announcement on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

 

Sweetheart Stories: Susannah and Grant Gibson

Karen Peck & New River

GRAMMY® nominated and multiple Dove award-winning group Karen Peck and New River  received three (3) nominations, including Southern Gospel Artist of the YearSouthern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year  for “The God I Serve” (written by Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs, Rebecca Bowman, and Daywind Music Publishing’s exclusive songwriter Karen Peck Gooch), and Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year  for “Ain’t No Grave” (written by Claude Ely, Molly Skaggs, Jonathan David Helser, and Melissa Helser).

Joseph Habedank lives in The Beauty of the Blood

Joseph Habedank

Singer-songwriter Joseph Habedank garnered two nominations, one from his latest GRAMMY® nominated album Deeper Oceans  for  “Sometimes It’s The Radio”  (written by Jimmy Yeary, Tony Wood,  and Daywind Music Publishing’s exclusive songwriter Joseph Habedank) in the Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year  category, as well as earning a nomination for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.

Legacy Five nabbed two nominations, as well, a nomination for its #1 hit song “What Kind of Man” (written by Daywind writer Sue C. Smith, Kenna Turner West, and Daywind Music Publishing’s exclusive songwriter Jason Cox) in the Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year category, and another for Pure Love for  Southern Gospel Album of the Year.

The Sound received its first-ever Dove Award nomination for its #1 song “Can I Get A Witness”  (written by Brent Baxter, Kenna Turner West, and Daywind exclusive writer, Jason Cox) in the Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year category. The Crabb Family’s first release in eight years, 20/20, earned a nomination for Southern Gospel Album of the Year, while Jason Crabb garnered a nomination for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.

Daywind Music Publishing also earned nominations in the Musical of the Year category for Messiah Overcame, created by Mike Harland and John Darin Rowsey and arranged and orchestrated by Cliff Duren, Jim Hammerly, Christopher Phillips, and Phil Nitz; as well as for The Song of Bethlehem created by Lee Black and arranged and orchestrated by Cliff Duren, Phillip Keveren, and Phil Nitz.

 

Daywind would also like to recognize Producer of the Year  nominees, Ben Isaacs (High Road, Wilburn & Wilburn) and Wayne Haun (Joseph Habedank, Legacy Five, Karen Peck & New River, Tribute Quartet, the LeFevre Quartet), for their achievements.

 

“Our artists and songwriters continue to create wonderful music that inspires the world to follow Christ,” said Ed Leonard, president of Daywind Music Group.  “We are so proud of their success and honored to play a part in their ministries.”

 

Voting for the final winners will run from August 20th through August 27th. The celebration will air exclusively on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on Friday, October 30th. For further information, please visit www.doveawards.com.

 

Daywind Music Group is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Adam Crabb, Amber Nelon Thompson, Blackwood Brothers, Crabb Family, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Brian Free & Assurance, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Jim & Melissa Brady, Appalachian Road Show, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Legacy Five, Mark Lowry, Michael Booth, Michael English, Donna Ulisse, Carolina Blue, Nelons, Riley Harrison Clark, Tribute Quartet, Wilburn & Wilburn, Alan Bibey and Grasstowne, LeFevre Quartet, Tim Menzies, High Road, and The Sound. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors and the Orchard, covering all major physical and digital outlets.

Daywind Music Publishing is home to an award-winning roster of songwriters including Lee Black, Jason Cox, Gerald Crabb, Janice Crow, Marty Funderburk, Mike Harland, Devin McGlamery, Tim Lovelace, John Darin Rowsey, Belinda Smith, Sue Smith, Dianne Wilkinson, Nathan Woodard, and Hunter Leath.

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Beyond the Song: Heart2Heart sing “Happy Glad Day”

Written by Staff on August 14, 2020 – 12:05 pm -

Beyond the Song: Heart2Heart sing "Happy Glad Day"

Beyond the Song: Heart2Heart sing “Happy Glad Day”

Beyond the Song by Jantina Baksteen

It was great to talk to David Kiser from Heart2Heart. Enjoy reading all about their ministry in this Beyond the Song edition.

Jantina Baksteen: Heart2Heart is a singing trio. Can you introduce yourselves to SGNScoops?

David Kiser: Thank you SGNScoops! The group consists of myself, David Kiser, and Deana Kiser, a husband and wife team from Cherryville, North Carolina, and our longtime friend, Rhonda House, from Belmont, N. C.

 

JB: You have been 20 years on the road. What is it like to travel so long together?

DK: Very Interesting. Well, the group has been through several personnel changes over the past 22 years, but for the last 10 years or more, we have really enjoyed the road together as the current roster. We all love to have fun and there is never a dull moment.

 

Beyond the Song: Heart2Heart sing "Happy Glad Day"JB: What message of hope does Heart2Heart share, from your heart to other hearts, when you are on stage?

DK: It seems today there are more hurting people sitting on church pews. In 1998, we started out with a mission to always make Jesus the center of what is seen on the stage, and to encourage the body of Christ. Our focus still remains strong today: To let the church know that Jesus still saves, heals, delivers and sets free those that are bound and captive. We love people and we love loving on people. Showing the love of Christ and praying with people is just what we do. Keeping the real thing still the real thing.

 

JB: You have a great song out to radio called, “Happy Glad Day.” If I’m not mistaken, there’s a video made. Can you share the story about that song?

DK: Well, the song was pitched to us by our friend Tery Wayne Wilkins. It was co-written with Reba Faye Rambo. We had been after Tery for some time to let us record a song of his. Once we heard “Happy Glad Day,” we were in love with the message and melody. We didn’t plan on recording it originally with the old Southern gospel sound, but we are glad our producer, Les Butler, agreed this would sound great with an old fashioned sound. So, it is led with a old flat top piano sound. We were blessed to be able to shoot a video of “Happy  Glad Day,” as a part of the Great American Gospel TV program, down in Savannah, Georgia, just a few months back. If our plans don’t change before September, we hope to perform “Happy Glad Day” this year at NQC 2020. We hope gospel music fans enjoy listening to this song as much as we love singing it.

Here is the original video with Heart2Heart singing, “Happy Glad Day.”

 

JB: What is the response from your audience?

DK: We feel very favored to have a very loyal and energetic fan base. Some of that, we feel, is from the energy we put off, and worship we engage in, from the stage. Normally, our concerts are very high energy, high emotional services. It is very common for us to see or have responses to the altar during our concerts or services. We always end our services with altar time and prayer, and it is a norm for us to have crowd response at that time, and us meet and pray with people in the altars.

 

JB: How do you get motivated when you are the road and your day doesn’t go as you hoped it would?

DK: Well, as we all know, this can be quite a challenge, when the enemy seems to rage all out war on ministries when they are being effective. I must say our team does an excellent job putting aside our struggles, battles, and pains, when we step on the stage. We all have the same heart and mind when it comes to ministering to people. At that moment in time, there is no one else more important than the souls sitting in front of us, and we have a commitment to deliver the gospel in an excellent and timely fashion. I have seen my team struggling through life’s problems, moments before we took the stage, and then watch God not only show up and do something beyond our thoughts in a service, but also calm the storm for us and work a miracle because of the sacrifice. That’s what he does for his children.

 

JB: Who are your musical influences? 

DK: We love Karen Peck and New River, the Bowlings, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Perrys, and the Talleys. They all have been a big blessing to us over the years. In the past few years, we’ve been able to work with a lot of great artists in venues all over. One of our favorites that we have come to really love are the guys of Triumphant Quartet. They are great encouragers. We are thankful for all of the Main Street artists that have encouraged our ministry and sowed into us over the past 22 years.

 

JB: If you could sit around the table with a legend from the past,  who would that be?

DK: Well, I know you said one, but these are a combo. I must say I would love to sit down with George Younce and Glen Payne. Oh, the stories and wisdom I would love to gather from those two iconic and first class gentlemen.

 

JB: Do you have a testimony you would like to share with the readers of SGNScoops?

DK: Probably the most dramatic blow that we ever faced as a ministry came a few years ago when Rhonda House lost her mother and husband on the same day. Our ministry was hit very hard with this news. God was so faithful to us through that time. Our families, local churches, and fans, held us up as we moved through that valley. Rhonda was faithful to continue to minister. We only missed one weekend due to the funerals, but Rhonda felt like both Jimmy and her Mom would have said, “Don’t you stop singing because of us. Sing, sing, sing.” So, we continued to press forward knowing we were operating in our calling. In the words of Rhonda, “When you don’t know what to do…do what you know to do.” We did. (We) leaned on God and watched him work. Rhonda continues to minister and share her story, so others can know that God is faithful, and he will see you through the times of life that feel unbearable. He has a plan because he is the author of the plan.

 

JB: What is the most funniest thing that ever happened in the past 20 years of Heart2Heart?

DK: Wow. Too many to list. We almost have a funny story every weekend. No kidding. Probably some of the funniest, is us forgetting our lyrics on stage. I (David) almost never forget a lyric, and when I do, I’m usually good at making something up. One of the first services when Rhonda was back with us in 2011, (I think), we jumped up on the first song all excited, and opened our mouths, and for the first line of the song…(silence, crickets) nothing but music, and David humming some kind of gargling mess that wasn’t words. Nothing came out. We got such a huge laugh out of that. Luckily, it was a church we had sang at many times and they love us. We have several funny lyric hiccups like that which are just hilarious. Thank the Lord for grace.

 

JB: What is ahead for the Heart2Heart ministry in the near future?

DK:  We think that the time is now for our ministry. There are so many great things happening, it is really hard to put it into words. We say all the time, we feel like we are God’s favorite children. He just keeps doing great stuff. Watch out for more great radio releases from this new project, “Pray.” We are going to keep putting out great music and be sensitive to gospel music fans on what they want to hear. Look for us at NQC 2020, and Dollywood at the 2020 October Harvest Fest.

 

JB: Where can people reach you if a church or event is looking for some good gospel music?

DK: Call Heart2Heart at 704-802-4634 or email us davidk@heart2heartmin.com. You can find more info on us at our website: www.heart2heartmin.com or connect with us on Facebook.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your ministry with SGNScoops. Wishing you God’s rich blessings as you get back on the road to share the greatest message that will give peace and comfort to those who are hurting. 

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The 3 Heath Brothers encourage giving burdens to Jesus with new single

Written by Staff on August 10, 2020 – 7:48 am -

3 Heath BrothersArden, North Carolina (August 6, 2020) — As part of the next generation of gospel music artists, the 3 Heath Brothers (website HERE) have quickly captured attention with their powerful voices and unmistakable calling to spread God’s word. The trio records music they believe in, with words they hope others carry through daily life, giving encouragement and hope.

With their latest single, the timely “Give It To Jesus,” the 3 Heath Brothers continue this mission, reminding listeners that when life is tough, they can give all their burdens and chaos to Jesus.

Nicholas Heath, who wrote the song, says at the time, he didn’t realize how relevant it would become. “It is a song that has almost become our theme song during this time when there are so many questions and not many answers,” says Nicholas. “No matter what any of us are going through or dealing with and no matter how we’ve been hurt or our questions…the safest and best thing we can always do is give it to Jesus.”

The moving song is the latest single from the trio’s Horizon Records debut album Who We Are, which showcases the brothers’ creative arrangements, song choice and production, making an impressive statement about their music, mission and beliefs.

Stream “Give It To Jesus” HERE.

About 3 Heath Brothers
The 3 Heath Brothers are teenagers, Nicholas, Clayton, & Christian Heath from Thomasville, NC. They have been singing together as long as they can remember. Their mom taught them to sing parts from a very early age and their dad is the Senior Pastor at Faith Community Chapel in Thomasville, NC.

When these young guys get up to sing, people are consistently shocked by their tight harmony, powerful vocals, and a cappella arrangements. In the summer of 2018, they won the Grand Champion Trophy at the NC State Annual Singing Convention. They recently performed at Dollywood, Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, and are Main Stage artists at Singing in the Sun 2019 and the Gatlinburg Gathering 2019.

Audiences won’t want to miss their young energy and passion for God. They love God and their goal is to promote Christ and demonstrate that you are never too young to give all you have to God.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ music.

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Avenue Welcomes New Members

Written by Staff on August 7, 2020 – 11:44 am -

Avenue Trio

Nashville, TN (August 7th, 2020) –Up-and-coming Gospel trio, Avenue, is proud to announce its newest members.

In a video release this morning, industry veteran Kasey Kemp welcomed two newcomers to the group. Mississippi native Kyle Smith will be stepping in as the trio’s lead singer while accomplished vocalist Daniel Rivera takes the tenor position.

Kasey Kemp

The new line up has already spent time in the studio together working on brand new music, including a new single that is expected to be at radio next month.

For more information about the new group members, as well as the future of Avenue, watch the video link below:

To find out more about Avenue, visit avenuemusic.net.

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SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME MEMBER, ED O’NEAL RELEASES MEMOIR

Written by Staff on August 6, 2020 – 9:41 am -

Ed O'NealOne Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad: Legendary Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame Member, Ed O’Neal, Releases Memoir
Kinston, NC – Many talented vocalists and musicians step onto concert stages across the country year after year; however, only the faithful and dedicated overcome the pressures of life on the road. Ed O’Neal, whose name has been synonymous with Gospel Music for 60 years, can certainly be labeled as one of the faithful and dedicated.

 

O’Neal joined The Dixie Melody Boys in early 1960s and became owner and manager of the quartet a few years later. Over the years, O’Neal and The Dixie Melody Boys, have enjoyed tremendous success. In 2000, O’Neal was named recipient of the Marvin Norcross Award, the highest honor presented at The Singing News Fan Awards Ceremony each year. Additionally, in 2004 he was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.

 

While success has abounded, adversities have also been encountered. In fact, over the past six decades O’Neal has seen over 90 personnel changes. “That has to be a record in this business,” he says with a chuckle. Yet with all the changes, the Dixie Melody Boys and Ed O’Neal have stood the test of time. O’Neal, with the assistance of writer David Bruce Murray, chronicles those ups and downs in a new memoir, One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad.
Ed O’Neal with co-author David Bruce Murray

Ed O’Neal with co-author David Bruce Murray

Within the pages of One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad, O’Neal shares stories from his youth, growing up in Raleigh, NC, as well as how he met the love of his life, Mama Joy, as she was affectionately known to the many alumni of Ed O’Neal University – the group of men who at one time were members of The Dixie Melody Boys. The 84-year old also shares all about the trendsetting DMB Band, who made waves in the mid-80s with their progressive musical stylings, as well as his various business ventures, and the many hijinks he has experienced with the cast of characters he has traveled with during his career.

Murray, O’Neal’s co-author, is the owner of the industry websites SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com and has been writing about Southern Gospel music in various forms for more than 25 years. “I had a blast helping Ed put his amazing life story into book form,” Murray states. “As we were working together, we laughed a lot and also shed a few tears as I am sure many of the readers will as they read about Ed’s life filled with music, faith, family and laughter. No one can tell a story quite like Ed O’Neal.”
Ed O’Neal’s love for his family, the people he has met through Gospel music, his desire to always present quality music, united with his desire to never compromise his responsibility to spread the Gospel are most evident within the pages of this historical account. This biography conveys the story of a man who has enjoyed blessing after blessing, while remaining dedicated and faithful to his music, his family and his Father.
One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad is available in paperback and Kindle version on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/One-Old-Man-Cant-That-ebook/dp/B08DL19MT6. The book, as well as an accompanying CD, which contains many classics recorded by O’Neal and The Dixie Melody Boys, is available at www.dixiemelodyboys.com.
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Daywind Music Publishing Celebrates 2020 BMI Recognition

Written by Staff on August 6, 2020 – 6:28 am -

Daywind Music Publishing Celebrates 2020 BMI Recognition

Daywind Music Publishing Celebrates 2020 BMI Recognition

Songwriters Lee Black, Jason Cox, and John Darin Rowsey Honored

NASHVILLE, TN (AUGUST 3, 2020) — Daywind Music Publishing is celebrating its songwriters, Lee Black, Jason Cox, and John Darin Rowsey, who were recognized for writing on some of the  most performed songs in Christian music last year. BMI, one of the largest performing rights organizations which collect royalties from radio, television, and other performances, honored the three writers at the 2020 BMI Christian Awards celebration, announced online this year on BMI.com.

 

To honor the achievements of these Christian songwriters and more, BMI created a webpage where fans could watch special video messages and performances, listen to award-winning music, and learn more about their favorite songwriters.

 

Daywind Music Publishing’s catalog, Christian Taylor Music, and its exclusive songwriters Lee Black, Jason Cox, and John Darin Rowsey, were among those honored by BMI for some of Christian music’s top played songs on radio. Lee Black co-wrote “Sun’s Gonna Come Up.” Performed by the LeFevre Quartet, the song hit #1 on the Singing News Southern Gospel l radio chart in November, 2018. Jason Cox co-wrote “Even Me,” performed by Triumphant Quartet, which reached the top of the Singing News chart in July, 2019. And Rowsey penned “Woke Up This Morning” performed by The Guardians.

 

Daywind Music Publishing is home to an award-winning roster of writers including Lee Black, Riley Harrison Clark, Jason Cox, Gerald Crabb, Janice Crow, Marty Funderburk, Mike Harland, Joseph Habedank, Devin McGlamery, Tim Lovelace, Karen Peck, John Darin Rowsey, Belinda Smith, Sue Smith, Aaron Wilburn, Diane Wilkinson, Nathan Woodard and Hunter Leath. Daywind Music Publishing is a subsidiary of Daywind Music Group, one of the premier labels in Christian music.

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The Siler Family Wins Pursuit 2020

Written by Staff on August 5, 2020 – 12:35 pm -

The Siler Family Wins Pursuit 2020Nashville, Tenn. (August 4th, 2020) –In a live event held on Facebook, Pursuit announced the winner of this year’s talent search.  After multiple rounds of submissions and voting, The Siler Family brought home the top prize in the competition.

 

Based out of Virginia, Toby and Christi enjoyed long history within Gospel Music before adding their gifted twins, Jewel and Jarrod to form a family group. The family won over fans with their performances of ‘I Choose To Be A Christian’ (made popular by The Erwins), as well as an original entitled ‘The Comeback,’ penned by Joseph Habedank, Jason Cox & Kenna Turner West.

 

As the winner of the competition, The Siler Family will receive a 6 song EP, courtesy of Main Street Music & Entertainment, as well as a marketing and radio package to promote its release. Singing News has also provided the group with a performance on their Harvest Festival stage at Dollywood, in addition to social media interviews and a performance at the Singing News Café.

 

Rounding out the top 5 finalists for this year’s talent search were The Crutchfield Family, Shannon Tantlinger, Elizabeth Clary and Miriam Schell.

 

“We were impressed by the vast amount of talent we saw with the video submissions, and any one of the finalists could have won the entire competition,” shares Q Phillips of Main Street Music & Entertainment. “Each group was very unique and brought something different to the table. I believe we will be hearing more from each of these groups, and they have very bright futures ahead!”

 

With the current restrictions due to COVID-19, the originally planned week-long intensive and talent competition was forced to improvise and change to an online format.  Participants submitted music videos for consideration, upon which fans were encouraged to cast their vote. After advancing to the Top 5, the finalists benefited from critiques and advice from the guest panel of artist and industry judges to further advance their music.

To find out more about The Siler Family, visit thesilerfamiy.com.

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IMC CONCERTS ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF SOUTHWEST GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Written by Staff on August 4, 2020 – 11:05 am -

NEWS RELEASE: IMC CONCERTS ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF SWGMFJohnson City, TN – In compliance with local and state mandates and recommendations limiting public gatherings due to COVID-19, IMC Concerts has announced plans to postpone the 2021 Southwest Gospel Music Festival, originally scheduled for January 11-13 in Phoenix, AZ.
“We are deeply saddened by having to postpone the SWGMF until 2022,” IMC President, Landon Beene states. “It was a very difficult decision, but our team has been closely following updates by the CDC, as well as the local officials in the greater Phoenix area, and we felt this was the best decision to make at this time.”
HoppersAccording to Beene, the postponement was made in the best interest of the event attendees, as well as the artists featured at the event.
“The health and well-being of our patrons is of the utmost importance. At this time, unfortunately, we are not able to provide a definite date as to when to expect things to be back to normal, which puts us in a challenging position.”
Legacy Five with Scott Fowler at the helm

Legacy Five

Although a definite date is not being announced at this time, the new date is tentatively set for January 13-15, 2022.

“This is the date we are hoping to be able to make happen,” Beene continues, “and we plan to offer the same wonderful line-up of artists that we had scheduled for the 2021 event.”
Beene also states that all ticket holders from the 2020 event will be contacted directly by IMC representatives and will have the first option to renew their same seats once the event goes on sale in the summer of 2021.
“Unfortunately, the capacity restrictions in place make it impossible for us to plan, promote and host our event in January, 2021. With that said, we WILL RETURN, and we are already looking forward to this event in 2022. Our prayers are with the artists and the great fans of Gospel Music during these difficult and unprecedented times.”
Complete information regarding the Southwest Gospel Music Festival, as well as other events presented by IMC Concerts is available at www.SouthwestGospelMusicFestival.com
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CHAPEL VALLEY’S ORDAINED MOURNS LOSS OF MEMBER, GLENDA HASTY

Written by Staff on August 3, 2020 – 12:52 pm -

CHAPEL VALLEY’S ORDAINED MOURNS LOSS OF MEMBER, GLENDA HASTY

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Sharps Chapel, Tennessee – The Chapel Valley family extends its deepest condolences to the family members of Ordained and the family of Glenda Hasty. Glenda went to be with Jesus on Sunday afternoon, August 2, 2020 at 3:45pm.

ORDAINED MEMBER, GLENDA HASTY

Glenda Hasty

Glenda and her husband, Shelby Hasty, traveled the United States as The Hastys for twenty-five years. Their daughters, Stacy Wilson and Catrina Headrick, traveled and sang with them. After being off the road due to health reasons, Glenda joined her daughter, Catrina Headrick and son-in-law, Greg Headrick in 2016 to sing with the group known as Ordained.

Shane Roark shared, “Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of such a precious lady. Glenda Hasty was a gifted vocalist with a heart that radiated her love for the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with Greg and Catrina as they carry out the ministry of Ordained and keep singing, just as Glenda would have encouraged them to.”

We are thankful to know we will be reunited in heaven with so many who are already with Jesus. Philippians 1:21 says, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Though we grieve the loss of precious saints, we celebrate the memories we have. Heaven just gets sweeter every day!

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