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Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch featured on WSM Radio

Written by Staff on August 28, 2017 – 7:16 pm -

Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn Ranch Announces “Sing-a-long” August 31, 2017

Gospel Music Festival at Loretta Lynn Ranch

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Nashville, TN (August 28, 2017) – Organizers of the 2017 Gospel Music Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch were featured on “Nashville Today” with radio host Devon O’Day today, August 28, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.  The program featured members of The Sneed Family including Jeff Sneed, Amanda and Caleb Cowan.

The Sneed Family traveled to Nashville this morning as featured guest of the Coffee, Country and Cody program this morning.  Bill Cody, host, spent the 7:30-8:00 a.m. slot featuring The Sneed Family music.  The lighthearted interview talked about the upcoming Gospel Music Fest with discussion about guest artists as well as activities around the Loretta Lynn Ranch.  “We are thrilled that WSM Radio is providing this opportunity both this morning and again this afternoon to let folks know about the festival,” said Sneed.

Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch featured on WSM Radio

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The Gospel Music Festival will include two full days of music.  Friday’s schedule is set with The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, The Freemans, Aaron Wilburn, Wade Spencer, and ventriloquist Geraldine and Ricky.  As a special highlight, The Sneed Family will take the stage.

Gospel Fest at Loretta Lynn Ranch featured on WSM Radio


On Saturday, The Bowlings, Bowling Sisters, The Perrys, High Road, The Guardians, Aaron Wilburn, Geraldine and Ricky, The Sneed Family and the Villines Trio will perform.  “Those attending will be laughing, singing and inspired from the minute first note is struck from the stage,” stated Sneed.  “This is a lineup that will be the best Gospel music has to offer.  There will be a great mix of Bluegrass Country, traditional Southern Gospel, solid quartet and great comedy,” proclaimed Sneed.

The weekend will culminate with a separate performance on Saturday, September 2, by country music icons, the Van Lear Sisters.  The annual concert includes Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue.  “This is where Gospel meets Country,” said Sneed.  “Folks can enjoy two events in one location while enjoying the beauty of the Loretta Lynn Ranch on a holiday weekend,” he continued.

The Gospel Music Festival at the Loretta Lynn Ranch will be held in the pavilion at the ranch campgrounds.  “We are honored that the Loretta Lynn Ranch would welcome the return of Gospel Music,” declared Sneed.

For ticket information: www.ticketstorm.comor by calling 866-966-1777.

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch is located off I-40 at Exit 143 in Hurricane Mills, TN.  Camping is available by reservation.  There are also area hotels nearby.

The Sneed Family is a favorite to their fans.  They provide an honest worship experience while providing encouragement.

Watch for them on stage as well as on television with their production of “Sneed Family Music”.  The program is seen in over one million homes each week.  The Sneed Family brings music, and interviews from the best in Southern Gospel Music.  The show is now available online.

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SGN Scoops Fast Five with Gracie Bowling of The Bowlings

Written by Staff on November 25, 2014 – 3:16 pm -

Gracie Bowling

Gracie Bowling

Gospel music artists, Mike and Kelly Bowling have three daughters, Hope, Katelanne and Gracie. The Bowling Family has developed a strong ministry and also has several number-one songs to their credit. The three Bowling girls have recently been taking the stage and developing their own following as they grow into the family business. Gracie Bowling has begun a series of videos on Facebook called The Gracie Show where she talks about life, traveling, singing, and all things important to an eight-year-old…

SGN Scoops recently caught up with Gracie and asked her to do the Fast Five. We hope you enjoy her answers!

1. What do you hope to accomplish with your Gracie Show?

GB: I like to make people laugh, and I like to laugh at myself too. I think laughing always makes people happy, at least most people.

2. What is your favorite scripture and why?

GB:  John 3:16 Lets me know image (1)that Jesus died for little ole’ me. Gracie Bowling.

3. What is your favorite part of touring with your family?

GB:  I know I get to have a different life than most kids. I see a lot of things and I guess that’s a good thing? But sometimes I want to stay home with my friends, but I get over it. I always get over it.

4. What is your favorite restaurant?

GB:  Chick-Fil-A

5. If you could go anywhere in the world to visit, where would you go?

image (3)GB:  New York City. I love that place. Especially that big toy store. And, I love all of the tall buildings and the lights, and the food, and that feeling that makes my stomach excited. I am pretty sure I am getting an apartment there when I am 18.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this look into the life of Gracie Bowling. Thanks Gracie for helping us with our SGN Scoops’ Fast Five!

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Perspective: A Fresh Look at The Bowling Family

Written by Staff on September 30, 2014 – 12:20 pm -

DSC_0018By Melissa Joy Wright

Google defines the word per-spec-tive “perspective” as a particular attitude toward, or way of regarding something; a point of view. Google defines the word fresh “fresh”as recently created or experienced, and not faded or impaired. Let’s take a look at The Bowling Family with fresh perspective. This family group has deep roots in Southern Gospel music, and The Bowlings combine a beautiful bridge from a solid past to a youthful future.

Youth is the perfect word to describe the newest full time member of this mixed quartet. Hope is the 14-year-old daughter of Mike and Kelly Bowling. This sweet little face is becoming a vocal dynamo! She sings with a big voice that commands the audience’s attention.   “Hope brings a fresh outlook and youthful zeal to our group,” says Troy Peach. Both Mike and Kelly agree with Troy.   “She has a young perspective that is rare in our music,” Kelly mentions. Mike agrees that Hope’s young talent is an attribute to the group’s ministry. Hope shares, “I’m an avid reader. I like reading the Bible and fiction.” She has a humble spirit and shared her desire to be a Godly woman who also has a funny side!

DSC_0020Speaking of humor, Troy Peach is this group’s funny guy. He always has a smile on his face, and as Hope relays, “Troy is a people-person, who likes to interact with everyone.” Troy started his gospel career playing drums for his family group when he was just five years old. This is a man who wears many hats, and does it successfully. He helps manage the group, is an audio expert who runs sound flawlessly, and sings well. His voice and style convey a passion for the truth of the lyric he is singing.

Troy believes in the true faithfulness of God. He says, “The Bible tells us God was tempted in all points, so He understands us, no matter what we get ourselves into.” Troy is married to the beautiful Katy Peach and the two share twin boys Clayton and Shelton. Last summer at vacation bible school, both boys accepted Christ as their personal savior at the age of seven years old, and Troy says it is the highlight of parenting, watching his children maturing spiritually. Mike and Kelly both agree that Troy is a very hard worker, who never quits and has an excellent work ethic. Troy strives to be the ‘Real Deal’ that is the same guy once, twice, and every time you see him.

DSC_0028Kelly conveys the same thought. She wants to be the ‘Real Deal’: genuine. Everyone who knows her confirms that she definitely is. Kelly grew up singing with her brothers and sister as a member of the Singing Crabb Family, and now with her husband and three daughters, she is carrying on a legacy of ministry.

Speaking affectionately of his wife, Mike says, “Kelly has a heart for God and ministry. She loves the Lord and is a great wife and mother.” Kelly’s desire is that all people know that Jesus loves them, and God has a plan for them no matter who they are or what they’ve done. Hope says, “My Mom is the one who will go pray with someone, even if it stops the concert set.”

DSC_0039Kelly is a sensitive woman who cries every time she hears the song, “Wind Beneath my Wings”, and her fans find her down-to-earth personality sweet, and very easy to talk to. Troy speaks jointly of this couple saying, “Mike and Kelly have a very special anointing on their life since the bus crash in July of 2010. God has touched them, and they don’t take this anointing for granted.”

Mike Bowling has had the touch of God on his life since he was very young. In fact, while he was in the 10th grade, his parents allowed him to leave public school and go on the road full time with the LeFevres, singing gospel music, while accomplishing home schooling. He’s been singing and sharing the love of God for 33 years.

Hope says of her dad, “He’s the face of our group, the one everyone knows.” Mike has a soulful voice that allows the message in a song to penetrate the heart of the listener. “He brings wisdom and experience to our ministry, and as a man, he is even-tempered and loyal,” says wife Kelly. Mike has a tremendous love for his God, family and friends, and wants people to know how much our faithful Lord loves and cares for them. He is proud of all three of his daughters, watching them grow in the Lord.

The two youngest Bowling girls, Katelanne and Gracie, join their older sister Hope on stage and sing as The Bowling Sisters. Their harmony is perfect and their sweet little spirits are uplifting to the listener’s soul. Kelly beams and says of her daughters’ singing for the Lord, “It is the most rewarding experience in my life, and my cheeks hurt from smiling so much just watching them.”

“It is my goal in life for my kids to know Jesus and have that personal relationship with Him,” says Mike. “All three of the girls have accepted Christ as their personal Savior, and my desire is they will always serve him.” Hope loves singing with her little sisters, citing Gracie as the little star that makes everyone laugh and Katelanne as the sweet one that always brings a smile.

Not to be forgotten is the quiet demeanor of John Jeffrey. John helps run sound and plays the piano for the group, while doing the bus driving duties as well. He has a kind, smiling face, and is always quick with a warm greeting for fans. He doesn’t miss a beat changing the set list in the middle of a concert to accommodate a request, or the leading of the Holy Spirit in a different direction.

The Bowlings are not just an anointed southern gospel group, but they are a well-practiced team. They have a beautiful sound, great songs, wonderful stage presence, and an attitude of ministry and worship that is both genuine and humble.

We hope you will attend a Bowlings concert at a venue near you. For more information, visit /


Written by Melissa Joy Wright

First Published by SGN Scoops digital magazine in August 2014

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Written by SGN Scoops on February 3, 2014 – 6:29 am -

Global Promotions, (Spartanburg, SC) – The Crabb Family – Jason, Adam, Aaron, Kelly & Terah – will reunite for their final Crabb Family Reunion 2014 tour date on March 8, 2014 in Spartanburg, SC at the Spartanburg crabb reunionExpo & Convention Center. The entire family is excited to be able to get together once again and sing all of the great songs that audiences around the globe have grown to love over the years. They are also looking forward to seeing and talking to all of their many friends.  Paul Pitts of Global Promotions said “As much as the Crabb Family loves to come together, it is much harder today because of the demanding schedule that each have independently – Jason has many commitments/tours – Aaron starting a new church – Adam joining the Gaither Vocal Band – Kelly touring with the Bowlings and making a movie, and Terah being a stay at home mom. But, they are truly excited and looking forward to their last stop at the Carolina Reunion.”

Also joining the family for this Reunion will be special Guest Mike Bowling.

You can’t miss this special night as the Crabb Family – backed by an amazing band – performs hit after hit after hit and ministers in a way that only they can.

The Crabb Family Carolina Reunion will be on March 8th at the Spartanburg Expo & Convention Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  For out of town guests, call the Hampton Inn/Greenville-Spartanburg I85 at 864-486-8100 and ask for the Crabb Family Reunion special rate. The concert begins at 6PM with doors opening at 5PM. To be a part of this great event, call 855-399-1899 or go to to get your $20 advance tickets.

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Gospel Music Today On

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 8, 2013 – 9:02 am -

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 26, 2013 – 9:43 am -

Harmony Road logo Jan 2013.smallSIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN APRIL 25, 2013: Find a great variety of Gospel music on this week’s Harmony Road TV program. The lineup includes quartet, family groups and a capella. Originating from the the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the program begins with a rousing rendition of “Jesus Made a Believer out of Me”performed by The Kingdom Heirs. Also featured are family groups, The Bowlings, The Crist Family and the Whisnants. Closing out the program is a unique rendition of “Goodbye World Goodbye” from The Penny Loafers, featuring a cameo by the songwriter, Mosie Lister.

Harmony Road can be found each Sunday morning at 8 Eastern time on TNN/The Nashville Network and other outlets. For more times and stations, including online streaming, go to Go to for TNN stations, and for WalkTV affiliates.

Harmony Road is a weekly Southern Gospel television program hosted by Les Butler, publisher of “The Singing News” and Solid Gospel Radio Host. Other team members include Southern Gospel Musician Cody McVey providing special interviews and insights, as well as Roger Spears, Producer and Randy Liner, Technical Director.

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Tracy Stuffle Benefit Announced for March 19, 2013

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 28, 2013 – 12:31 pm -

TracyStuffleBenefitConcertPosterNASHVILLE, TN (February 28, 2013) – Today, Joseph Habedank, lead vocalist for The Perrys, in partnership with Christ Church in Nashville, TN, announced a benefit concert for Tracy Stuffle, who recently suffered a massive stroke. The evening, dubbed “We Need Each Other: A Benefit for Tracy Stuffle” will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:00 PM (doors open at 5 PM) at Christ Church in Nashville, TN and will feature a lineup of stellar musical artists.

Tracy Stuffle – beloved bass vocalist and group owner/manager of the Perrys – has been in critical condition at a Nashville area hospital since suffering a massive stroke on January 21, 2013 while driving his vehicle in downtown Nashville, TN. All proceeds from this concert will go toward medical expenses for Tracy Stuffle.

Joining hosts Jason Crabb and Joseph Habedank will be the Oak Ridge Boys, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Dailey & Vincent, The Hoppers, Mark Lowry, the Collingsworth Family, the Booth Brothers, The Isaacs, Gold City, The Bowlings, Karen Peck & New River and a special appearance by The Perrys.

“Tracy & Libbi Stuffle hired me when I was 17 years old. They gave me a chance when no one else would,” states Habedank. “For over 10 years, they have invested into my life and considering I have practically grown up on their bus, they’re like family to me. When this tragic event happened, I immediately called upon the friends of Tracy & Libbi to begin organizing this evening. I am asking everyone who loves Tracy & Libbi to support this evening.”

For more information and to purchase tickets for this evening, vist Tickets may also be purchased at Christ Church in Nashville, TN or College Heights Baptist Church in Gallatin, TN.

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Great Variety of Southern Gospel Music on Harmony Road

Written by Staff on January 25, 2013 – 3:12 pm -

Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs

Signal Mountain, TN (January 24, 2013):  This week’s Harmony Road TV lineup includes a variety of great Southern Gospel music including quartet, family groups and unique acapella.  This week’s featured songwriter is Dianne Wilkinson. There are also exclusive behind the scenes interviews.

Originating from the lobby of the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the program begins with a rousing rendition of “Jesus Made a Believer Out of Me” penned by Dianne Wilkinson and performed by The Kingdom Heirs.  Also featured are uplifting songs from top family groups, The Bowlings, The Crist Family and the Whisnants.  Closing out the program is a unique rendition of “Goodbye World Goodbye” by acapella group The Penny Loafers, featuring a cameo by the songwriter, Mosie Lister.

Harmony Road is a weekly Southern Gospel TV program hosted by “Singing News” publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler and features interviews from Christian musician and Ball Brothers pianist, Cody McVey.  Other members of the team include Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer.

Harmony Road can be found each week on TNN, The Nashville Network on Sunday mornings at 8:00 Eastern as well as theWALKtv Saturday evenings at 6:00 Eastern. The program is also streamed each Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Sunday mornings at 7:30 Eastern at and aired each Sunday afternoon at 1:00 and 6:00 Central time on TV24 in the Anniston/Gadsden, Alabama area.  Harmony Road airs 6 times per week and is available “On Demand” on Charter Cable in Clarksville, TN. The program is also streamed in multiple places, including ROKU courtesy of theWALKtv.  Go to for a complete list and links.

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2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards To Be Broadcast on Sirius XM’s enLighten Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on April 3, 2012 – 11:12 am -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (April 3, 2012) – The internet’s largest e-zine for all things Gospel Music, and Sirius XM’s enLighten Radio are partnering together to bring the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebrationto the satellite radio community.

In addition to the live internet stream set for the evening of the awards, Sirius XM’s enLighten will be recording the event and broadcasting the awards celebration the following weekend on its station.

“This is something that we have talked about for years but have never really been able to flesh out until this year,” mentioned Deon Unthank, President of “We are very excited about reaching thousands of more listeners through this arrangement!” Read more »

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The Bowlings Talk WIth Rhonda Frye Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 12, 2012 – 4:26 am -

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