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Victoria Shirey Releases New Solo Project

Written by SGN Scoops on May 20, 2013 – 5:39 am -

victoriacdcoverVictoria Shirey has just released her new solo album,WHO I AM TODAY.  This project features 7 out of 12 original songs that Victoria has written. Guest singers and pickers on this CD include, Kim Hopper, Joseph Habedank, Logan Smith, Bill Shivers, Eric Bennett, Steven Cooper, Wesley Smith, Adam Crabb, Micah Schweinsburg, Corey Pearson, and Kenny Clark. You will love the variety on this project, and be encouraged by each song. Victoria’s prayer is that people will be ministered to by the songs and feel the anointing as they listen. The title song on the project, “Who I Am Today” has just been released to radio on Ricky Atkinson’s compilation disc. Be listening for it, and call in to request to hear it played on your local Southern Gospel station. You can order Victoria’s new project from her website,

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September 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 7, 2012 – 9:47 am -

We are very excited to present 2012’s NQC Edition of SGNScoops Magazine! This month we’re shining the spotlight on Michael English, Greater Vision, Victoria Shirey, Christian Davis, Cassie Shaffer-Hymes, Omega and The Williamsons. Enjoy the coverage on the 2012 GMA’s Hall of Fame Induction, the 42 Annual Seminole Gospel Sing, St Jude’s Benefit Singing as well as a concert story on TaRanda Greene. Get ready for new music coming out this fall too! Sandi Duncan Clark shares the newest CD’s on the market! Enjoy memories with Ms Lou Hildreth and also find several articles of inspiration. Check out the latest on the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and don’t forget to watch Rob’s Publishers Point and Media Minute! With more than 100 years combined gospel music industry experience, our talented staff has done a GREAT job again this month to promote the gospel by unveiling what is intriguing and real about Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. Our prayer is that you are encouraged. Enjoy September’s issue and please share with your friends!

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August 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 8, 2012 – 9:10 pm -

We’re serving up another sizzling hot summer issue! This packed August edition unveils the list of the 2012 Diamond Awards Nominees! Also this month, Lorraine Walker, Sandi Duncan Clark, Jennifer Campbell, Charlie Sexton and Laura Kennedy presents the latest happenings in the ministries of Greater Vision, Charlotte Ritchie, Lynda Randle, The Skyline Boys, Jeff Steele and Jaidyn’s Call. Look behind the music with Rob Estep as he talks with Ben Storie, and focus on the young with Victoria Shirey as she shines the spotlight on Rebecca Reynolds. Don’t miss Rob Patz’ Publisher’s Point and enjoy a Media Minute with him along with Sylvia Green. Charlie Sexton covers the Lari Goss Celebration and Rhonda Frye catches up with Union Street, Roy Webb and Bruce Taliaferro on the road. Lou Wills Hildreth shares legendary memories, John Mathis Jr. offers a word of encouragement and Laurrette Willis’ reminds us to eat healthy! Jeff Hawes shares memories from his home town, and special guest writer, AJ RINALDI offers post-trauma faith sharing tips. We also share our excitement regarding 2 major upcoming events: The National Quartet Convention and Creekside Gospel Music Convention! See what songs are topping the charts and who is releasing new music in this all-digital, all free August Edition! And… Share with your friends!

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February 2012 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 7, 2012 – 9:04 pm -

Presenting… The February Edition of SGNScoops Magazine! Jim and Melissa Brady share their sweet love story and their ministry! This month we are also featuring part two of Brian Free and Assurance, The Goldens, Anna Grace Kimbrough and The Lefevre Quartet. Special thanks to our features writers, Lorraine Walker, Laura Kennedy, Sandi Duncan Clark, Victoria Shirey and Angela Griffin!  And….Rob Estep gives a look behind the scenes with Wayne Haun!

We are excited about two special interest stories this month: Karen Peck and Joyful Noise as well as 2nd Generation’s Brenda Denney’s experience on The Price Is Right. Be encouraged by Lou Wills Hildreth, John Mathis Jr, Jennifer Cambpell and from our newest staff writer, Scott Rhoades.  We’ve kicked off a series of foreign mission stories too!  This month Angela Griffin shares “Love A Child!”

Don’t miss Sandi Duncan Clark’s DVD reviews as well as Rhonda Frye’s Crabb Family Concert Review. Enjoy a full and exciting issue of SGNScoops Magazine- Home of THE DIAMOND AWARDS!

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More Favorite Christmas Songs From The Scoops Staff

Written by SGN Scoops on December 20, 2011 – 12:21 pm -

We hope everyone is enjoying December’s issue of Scoops Magazine! We are blessed to have a talented staff of writers who love gospel music, ministry and the Lord.  This year, we welcomed several new team members to the staff and all of them have done an exceptional job. John Mathis Jr. shares encouragement and inspiration each month in his “A Mathis Moment” column, Rob Estep gives us a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes in gospel music, Victoria Shirey shines the spotlight on the younger generation in gospel music and Pete makes our work beautiful by doing a fantastic job with our layout and design!  John, Rob and Victoria have been a great addition to our team. Make sure you read their articles and let them know how much they are appreciated!  For now- they share their favorite Christmas songs!

John Mathis Jr. Says: “My favorite Christmas song is ‘Joy To The World’ because it just exudes joy and elation about the birth of Jesus, both in the words and its melody. If I had to pick one song to play on Christmas Eve while sitting in the quiet of my living room with only the Christmas tree lights glowing and the ornaments reflecting their various colors …this would be the one!” 

Rob Estep says:“By far my favorite Christmas Song is ‘We Are The Reason!’ it was a song that my dad use to sing every Christmas at church! And the message it sends is truly amazing! What better gift at Christmas than the promise of our Father’s unending love for us! I love how that song starts off and talks about how we view Christmas as children and then it changes when we realize what the true meaning of Christmas is!” 

Victoria Shirey says: “I like ‘Grownup Christmas List,’ It speaks of peace and restoration. Especially now more than ever, this world needs that and needs to be shown the love of God.”

Pete Schwager says: “My favorite Christmas song is ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and my favorite version of it is by Family Force Five. The song itself represents our own gifts that we have to bring to God. He gave us all something(s) that we are talented in, will we recognize it and use it (or them) for His glory?

 Merry Christmas from the staff of SGNScoops Magazine!

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October Issue of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 24, 2011 – 7:18 pm -

We are proud of this month’s issue of SGNScoops Magazine. In the October edition, read the inside Scoop on the Collingsworth Family, Jason Crabb, Sheri LaFontaine and Adam Brown. This month’s album reviews feature new music from Russ Taff, Selah, Four Fold and Crawford Crossing.  Be sure to read a review on Sheri Easter’s new book, “Hear My Heart.”  Staff writer, Lorraine Walker has written part one of a three part series concerning the media and the gospel. This month, the focus is on the Christian Film Industry and  the new movie “Courageous” is highlighted. Publisher, Rob Patz shares his thoughts about NQC  and the late Charles Burke is remembered by many friends in this issue. As always, this edition offers plenty of inspiration and encouragement to lift spirits. We are proud of our experienced staff of writers for bringing the latest developments in the Southern Gospel Industry with integrity. This month’s contributors include Sandi Duncan Clark, Lorraine Walker, Stephanie Kelley, Rob Estep, Jeff Hawes, Lou Wills Hildreth, Jennifer Campbell, Victoria Shirey, Laurette Willis, Rhonda Frye, Rob Patz and our newest addition- John Mathis Jr.  We also welcome our new layout/ graphic designer, Pete Schwager to the staff. Thank you for reading SGNScoops magazine and please remember to share it with your friends! Click Here

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Exclusive Concert Report: “The Shireys” By Angela Griffin

Written by SGN Scoops on August 3, 2011 – 10:36 am -

{July 30, 2011 Unity Baptist Church, Roebuck, SC}

The powerful voices of The Shirey’s rang out on a hot summer day in the little town of Roebuck, SC.

The Shirey’s started the service with “I’ll Sing A New Song” showcasing their tight knit family harmonies. Darlene did a remarkable job on one of my all time favorite songs “Just Any Day Now,” a song that is so prevalent in this modern day in which we live. Darlene also delivered an anointed version of “Little David” written by Sandy Knight. “I’m Gonna Rise” performed by Wayne Shirey was also an audience favorite.

Victoria Shirey is an accomplished singer/songwriter. Often times the best songs are written after one has been through difficult times in their life. After a short battle with depression, Victoria penned the song “My Load Has Been Lifted.” What a powerful song. Victoria just has a natural gift to minister. I see a very bright future for Victoria indeed.

At age 19, Rachael is the youngest member of The Shirey’s. Rachael is the 2011 Female Vocal Solo winner of the C.O.G. State Teen Talent Competition. She also writes songs for the ministry.
“If That Don’t Make You Want To Go” was heartfelt by all. She also delivered a great vocal performance on “Don’t You Want To Go.”

On a lighter note…Just before Victoria, Rachael, Darlene and Wayne were to take the stage; Darlene looked at Victoria and said “something is not right with my shoes.” Victoria discovered that her mother had her shoes on the wrong feet! (Well Darlene, there’s a first time for everything.)

SGNScoops would like to thank The Shireys for a special time of music and ministry and also to Angela Griffin for the concert report.

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