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Southern Thunder Promotions Present The Singing Cookes’ 50th Anniversary Singing

Written by SGN Scoops on September 4, 2012 – 2:41 pm -

Kingsport, TN August 13, 2012 – One of southern gospel music’s best loved groups, The Singing Cookes, will celebrate 50 years of gospel music in Pigeon Forge on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The Smoky Mountain Convention Center at 4010 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN will be the location for a celebration and concert that has been 50 years in the making.

A sold out cookout starts at 2 p.m. followed by a mini concert with The Cooke Duet and a question and answer session with the whole group. Master of Ceremonies Steve Warren will kick-off the concert at 7 p.m. It addition to showcasing 50 years of timeless songs by The Singing Cookes, the evening will also feature The Cooke Brothers and two viewing screens highlighting pictures and video of this group’s amazing journey through gospel music.

“This is not just a concert. We want this to be a celebration with our family and friends who have supported us through the years” said Jeanette Cooke, the matriarch of the group. Artist Circle tickets sold out quickly but general admission tickets are available the day of the concert or in advance for $15 by calling 423-357-6199. Discount rooms are available at several locations nearby. Please call 800-223-6707 and mention the Singing Cookes to get your discount.

For additional information on The Singing Cookes’ 50th Anniversary Concert or their ministry in general, contact Jeanette Cooke at 423-357-3565 or Ronny Cooke at 423-357-6199.

The Singing Cookes started as a husband and wife duet in the coal mining town of Wise, Virginia in 1962. As each of their three sons came of age, they joined their parents in the family ministry. Their singing took them to churches and revivals in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. In the mid-1970’s their song “He Rows Me Over The Tide” appeared in the nationwide song charts and The Singing Cookes began traveling throughout the Southeast. They have become one of the best loved groups in gospel music, endearing themselves to fans that come for their music and fall in love with their down home, genuine personalities. In 2010 they were honored in Nashville, TN by a group of their industry peers for their contributions to gospel music and Jeanette is the 2010 recipient of the Naomi Sego Living Legend Award.

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Road Less Traveled to be Featured Peformer at Concert Explosion this weekend

Written by SGN Scoops on June 1, 2012 – 9:10 am -

Huntington, WV-  Popular Gospel Band Road Less Traveled will take part
in at Post Memorial Day celebration weekend with numerous top Southern
Gospel and Bluegrass artists this weekend.  This event will be held
this Saturday and Sunday June 2nd  and 3rd, 2012 at the Mud River Dam
Recreation Area near Hamlin, West Virginia.  This event is  sponsored
by the Lincoln County Commission and the Lincoln County Parks &
Recreation Commission,and is an all day bluegrass concert on Saturday,
and an all day Gospel sing on Sunday.

Saturday’s lineup features Kenny & Amanda Smith, Darren Beachley
(former lead singer for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver), Lorraine Jordan &
Carolina Road, Jim & Valerie Gabehart, The Rarely Herd, Nu-Blu,
Weekend Grass, The Grass Stains, and The Lincoln County Cloggers.

Sunday’s lineup features The Singing Cookes and the Cooke Brothers,
Steven Lawson, Change of Heart, Carolina Road, Steadfast, Jimmie
McKnight, Don Rigsby (from the America’s Bluegrass Gospel Sunday
morning TV show on WSAZ Channel 3), and Road Less Traveled.

Tents are provided for shade. Bring your lawn chairs. Concessions are
available.  Road Less Traveled will be the final performer on the
Sunday evening event.  For more information about Road Less Traveled
you can contact Eric Melton at Choice Promotions by emailing  or by visiting the website of Road
Less Traveled at

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