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Hey Y’all Media Welcomes FOLENIUS

Written by scoopsnews on September 25, 2020 – 10:14 am -

Ellisville, MS (9-25-2020) Vonda Easley and  Hey Y’all Media announce agreement of radio promotions with very talented trio, FOLENIUS.

The newest member to form the trio is Wayne Morphis.

Group owner David Folenius shared earlier this month, “When my wife, Lisa, and I started this ministry, we planned to operate as a duet.  Little did we know that God had another plan, and we could not be more thrilled about it.  It is amazing to look back and see how God has orchestrated every detail.  Wayne possesses a seasoned, rich baritone voice that really rounds out our sound.  From the first time we sang together, everything immediately clicked.  You don’t have to spend much time with Wayne to sense his love for Christ, or to recognize his sincerity and passion to reach the lost and encourage believers, which makes him the perfect fit for Folenius.”

Vonda Armstrong, owner of Hey Yall Media adds, “ I am excited to work with this gifted trio!  God is doing something special here and I am honored to be a part.”
Be watching for the group’s first single,  to go to radio in mid October.

More information on FOLENIUS: HERE

Check out Hey YALL Media HERE

Hey Ya'll Media


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Sheri LaFontaine Back in the Studio

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 17, 2020 – 8:39 am -

Sheri LaFontaine Back in the Studio

Sheri LaFontaine Back in the Studio

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn  After seven years, award-winning Singer/Songwriter, Sheri LaFontaine stepped back into Daywind Recording Studio to record her 5th solo album – produced by Dove Award winner, Marty Funderburk and Sheri, herself. The album is set to be released in late November, just in time for Christmas. The CD is titled, “Honest,” which Sheri says comes from a deep place.

Sheri stated,” This project is a celebration of embracing hope after a season of depression and loss. My Daddy passed away in January of this year. These songs come from a very vulnerable and honest place. that I hope people will relate to and be blessed by. “

Honest is a unique combination of original songs written by Sheri and a few covers, such as the Teddy Huffam’s “I’m Rich”, Kim Hopper’s “Peace in the Midst of the Storm” and Mercy Me’s “Greater”.

Sheri shares some exciting news about a song that will be coming to radio soon. “The Lord sent me a fun little song at the last minute, that I was able to co write with a friend from South Africa, Frank Naude. It will be the first single from the album and a duet with the amazing, Mitchel Jon “. Most Southern Gospel fans know, Jon, from his days with Three Bridges and his appearances on the Gaither Homecoming videos. https://mitcheljonmusic.com/home

To learn more about Sheri LaFontaine go to www.SheriLaFontaine.com  Sheri’s Music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Apple, Amazon, You Tube, Napster and many others.

You can Tweet Sheri at  https://twitter.com/SheriLaFontReal

 

To book Sheri LaFontaine, contact The Covenant Agency by E-mail at 4hymnpromotions@gmail.com or call 812-292-0069


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An All Night Sing – Online Musical Celebration

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 3, 2020 – 11:13 am -

An All Night Sing

An All Night Sing

Exclusive invitation for this Friday night:
An All Night Sing

Featuring
Jason Crabb, The Collingsworth Family, The Martins, Dennis Swanberg, and Dr. Tim Hill
8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Watch online on any device – Registration takes less than 2 minutes.

The concert is FREE but donations are graciously accepted and will go to help Keep the Music Alive!

Register at:  http://www.thrivemediastreaming.com


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MUSIC, MEMORIES AND SPECIAL GUESTS HALLMARK ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND’S ‘FRIDAY NIGHT SING’

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 2, 2020 – 9:10 am -

MUSIC, MEMORIES AND SPECIAL GUESTS HALLMARK ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND’S ‘FRIDAY NIGHT SING’

MUSIC, MEMORIES AND SPECIAL GUESTS HALLMARK
ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND’S ‘FRIDAY NIGHT SING’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning StowTown Records flagship artist Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) is set to premiere a new streaming series, “Friday Night Sing,” beginning September 11 at 7:00 pm ET. A unique mix of music, memories and special guests, the weekly half-hour show will be free to view on the group’s website, as well as via YouTube and Facebook.

“Like everyone else, when much of the U.S. shut down at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I would wake up each morning with uncertainty and a certain amount of fear,” Haase recalls. “After a few weeks of that I said, ‘Enough! What can I do to help?’ EHSS soon began singing together online, each of us performing from our individual living rooms. That weekly effort caught on so well and the idea for ‘Friday Night Sing’ was born. Now, this series is our gift to the body of Christ in these uncertain times.”

With a new episode debuting each Friday for 16 weeks, the show will be anchored by socially-distanced performances of familiar favorites from Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. In addition, a special guest will be featured on every show, with upcoming appearances slated to include Christian music patriarch Bill Gaither; Dr. Dave Zanotti, president and CEO of the American Policy Roundtable and co-host of the popular radio broadcast “The Public Square”; GRAMMY®-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio; GRAMMY®-nominated trio the Booth Brothers; and Broadway actor and singer J. Mark McVey, among many others.

“Friday Night Sing” episodes will also be highlighted by never-before-seen footage of Haase’s beloved father-in-law, the late George Younce, along with archived performances from the Cathedral Quartet during Haase’s tenure with the iconic group.

“We know Christ is the center of all things and on the ‘Friday Night Sing’ we are going to show the world what that looks like,” Haase adds of the show’s purpose. “Grace, hope, love, liberty, friendship and all good things have a face, and it is the eternal Christ Jesus our Lord. THAT’S WHY WE SING!”

Since its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound has become one of the most celebrated quartets in Southern Gospel history. The GRAMMY®-nominated, multi Dove Award-winning group is comprised of Ernie Haase (tenor), Devin McGlamery (lead), Dustin Doyle (baritone) and Paul Harkey (bass). A hitmaker at Southern Gospel radio, EHSS has also earned multiple Gold and Platinum DVD certifications and was recently nominated for a 2020 Dove Award for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year.

For further information, visit erniehaase.com or stowtownrecords.com. Follow the quartet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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ED O’NEAL HOLDS BOOK SIGNING IN HOMETOWN

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 1, 2020 – 11:34 am -

Ed O’Neal announced the release of a new memoir, One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad. This past week, O’Neal was joined in his hometown of Kinston, NC

Ed O’Neal announced the release of a new memoir, One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad. This past week, O’Neal was joined in his hometown of Kinston, NC

Kinston, NC – Just a few short weeks ago,  legendary bass singer and owner of the popular Dixie Melody Boys quartet, Ed O’Neal announced the release of a new memoir, One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad. This past week, O’Neal was joined in his hometown of Kinston, NC, by many family, friends and fans at a book signing, held at Tanglewood Church. The event proved to be a great success and allowed the popular singer the opportunity to visit with members of his home community, as well as others who came to town, specifically for this special occasion.

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.
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.
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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Worship From Home with The Collingsworth Family

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 28, 2020 – 8:42 am -

Worship From Home with The Collingsworth Family

Worship From Home with The Collingsworth Family

Nashville, TN  – When The Collingsworth Family gathered in their living room for a Facebook Live concert event, nobody knew just how special that time would be. What started from a heart to raise money for a worthy organization exceeded expectations and culminated in a powerful worship service. Today, they get to share that worship experience with you again. Worship from Home is an intimate, around-the-piano experience with one of America’s favorite vocal groups.

On March 29, 2020, The Collingsworth Family decided to livestream a concert from their home to benefit Samaritan’s Purse. Just a few days prior, they felt the Lord compelling them to do an online fundraiser and had no idea how far reaching their efforts would be. The day of the event, they made a last-minute decision to record it for archival purposes. The songs they shared were encouraging and calming, something fans so desperately needed, as many states were going into government-imposed lockdowns that very week. Over 600,000 people viewed the online event, and more than $230,000.00 was raised for Samaritan’s Purse, which had just sent a relief team into New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic at that time.

The Collingsworth Family was thrilled to see what God had done with their act of obedience. Phil Collingsworth, Sr. shares, “When the cameras began to roll and we watched as our crew started the countdown clock to the moment we went live, we had no way of knowing what God had in store for us that evening. We watched as the number of views topped 200,000 and God’s people so generously gave to Samaritan’s Purse, but we didn’t have a clue what that would set in motion!”

Fans flooded their office with requests for CDs and DVDs of the event. Phil continues, “God knew the event would turn into a recording and now be released nationally. That is the God we serve; One who sees beyond what we can see.”

In addition to a newly penned song by Kim Collingsworth, “Joy Is Not Cancelled,” their song selections include hymns and classic songs of the faith they had never previously recorded. Distributed exclusively by Sony/Provident, Worship From Home is available at digital and retail outlets worldwide and is sure to be an uplifting addition to your CD & DVD collections.


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The Chitans release “Running To Jesus”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 21, 2020 – 11:52 am -

The Chitans release “Running To Jesus”

The Chitans release “Running To Jesus”

Arden, North Carolina  — Through their family ministry that reaches countries all over the world, The Chitans continue to spread God’s word, with songs that bring hope, peace and strength. They once again share this message in their latest song, “Running To Jesus,” their third release with Horizon Records.

“Despite hard situations in life, we need to know we can lay down all our problems and run to Jesus. He is the only one who can take our burden, guilt and shame, then change our situation and give us peace,” say The Chitans.

Performed with inspired celebration, this song reminds us that each day can begin looking to Jesus for comfort. Kaiziah, Kayandra, Jesse, Jayden and Karlainah each take a turn leading and come together to sing “Running to Jesus.” 

Rooted in faith and tradition, The Chitans’ music keeps Southern Gospel at the core, while bringing in influences from the family’s world-wide travels. And no matter what elements shine through, the Biblical teachings of each song stand out the most.

“Our favorite part in ‘Running To Jesus’ is, ‘I’ll love to take you with me, when I’m running to Jesus,’” say The Chitans. “We pray it will bless you as it blesses us.”

Listen to “Running To Jesus” HERE.


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The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 21, 2020 – 8:59 am -

The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration

The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration

We call this “The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration” because it includes so much. As a pastor, I was
always looking for someplace to take my people where I knew they would be entertained, laugh out loud and NOT be
embarrassed by the shows. I always wanted to get a good return for money spent. I found some great places, but I also
wanted a place that had a spiritual impact as well. So I decided to create the very best value possible with as much
included as possible. This makes it easy for individuals and group leaders alike.
If you like Southern Gospel Music….you’re going to love our group lineup with 3 ½ hours each morning with groups
including:
The Hoppers
Karen Peck and New River
The Triumphant Quartet
The Sound
Gordon Mote
and The Wilmington Celebration Choir
We’ve included 4 Nights Lodging at Choice Hotels.
7 Meals including 4 breakfast meals, 2 dinner theaters and a meal in Dollywood.
3 theater shows including: Country Tonite, Dolly Parton’s Stampede and The Pirates
and Dollywood and dressed up for Christmas and The Parade of Many Colors
We’ve got comedy each day with Charlie Bob Smith and Danny “the Ping Pong Ball Guy” Devaney.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without powerful Christmas messages, so we’ve invited Pastor Brooks Braswell from First
Baptist Church of Umatilla Florida to bring us a word from The Word. You’re going to love his heart and messages.
As you can see, we’ve got it all.
The best in Inspirational Southern Gospel
Outstanding Comedy
Powerful Preaching
Meals
The best Theater Shows
Your choice of Lodging
All you need to do is call the reservation line and make your hotel choice for Standard, Deluxe or Premium rooms
starting at $461 with all the above included.
Reservations: 800.309.0816
Website: www.ultimatesmokychristmas.com (includes full details with schedule)


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Main Street & Oak Tree Kick Off New Series

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 20, 2020 – 9:30 am -

Main Street & Oak Tree Kick Off New Series

Main Street & Oak Tree Kick Off New Series

Nashville, TN  – Main Street Music & Entertainment and Oak Tree Productions have teamed up to launch a new online streaming series. Front Row Center will feature live performances by your favorite artists in Christian music, and you’ll be in the front row!

The concert series will feature live, full-length performances by some of the top groups in the genre, performed in front of a live audience. Viewers will have the option to stream the concert live in their homes, or attend in person!

 

Two of the highest energy groups on stage today, Carolina and The Original Dove Brothers Quartet, will kick off the series on September 13th, 2020 at 6:00 pm cst. Both streaming and in person tickets are on sale now at FrontRowCenterShow.com.

 

For more information on the events, or to be notified of upcoming shows, visit FrontRowCenterShow.com or follow Front Row Center on Facebook or Instagram.


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3 Heath Brothers take home honors from the Christian Worldview Film Festival

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 19, 2020 – 9:19 am -

3 Heath Brothers take home honors from the Christian Worldview Film Festival

3 Heath Brothers take home honors
from the Christian Worldview Film Festival

Arden, North Carolina  — The 3 Heath Brothers, who are quickly becoming rising artists within gospel music, were recognized by the Christian Worldview Film Festival last week, winning the Best Young Filmmaker award for their “Smell Of Smoke” video. The video was also named runner up in the Best Music Video category, and Nicholas Heath won the festival’s Composer’s Competition.

“We didn’t think we’d win anything. We were completely shocked,” says Nicholas. “But no matter what we do whether it’s music or movie making, all of the glory and all the praise goes to Jesus Christ.”

Each year, the Christian Worldview Film Festival  started in 2014 by the non-profit ministry Media Talk 101 and sponsored by the Kendrick Brothers — encourages Christian Filmmakers in their Biblical worldview and the craft of filmmaking. In their video for “Smell Of Smoke,” the 3 Heath Brothers bring to life the Biblical story of the fiery furnace.

“I am so proud of the 3 Heath Brothers for winning these awards in such a prestigious competition,” says Roger Talley, who produced the 3 Heath Brothers’ album, Who We Are. “Nicholas has an amazing gift of composing and creating music. Clayton and Christian are talented at singing as well as producing and editing film and video. God is truly using these young men.”

“Smell Of Smoke” was one of the first singles from Who We Are, which showcases the brothers’ creative arrangements, song choice and production, making an impressive statement about their music, mission and beliefs.

Listen to “Smell Of Smoke” — and the rest of the album — HERE.


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