Friday, June 28, 2013


Nashville, TN – Internationally known female vocalist and missionary, Sarah DeLane (pictured in attached jpg) was recently named as a member of the Board of Directors for Pioneering with Passion Ministries (PPM), the international relief organization, which provides food and necessities to the Karen refugees in Southeast Asia.

The Karen are a minority group in Burma and Thailand who have been brutalized by the Burmese Army since 1949. This civil war is the longest in modern world history and is what some experts declare to be the worst humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia. The Burmese Army has systematically and savagely attacked Karen villages over the past 64 years, burning homes, kidnapping all ages to be slaves, and killing thousands. This has left countless children orphans. Constantly hiding in the jungle from the Burmese Army, and with nowhere to go, the Karen people are always on the run. Many have died from disease, hunger, ruthless attacks and stepping on landmines. Thousands have fled into Thailand seeking refuge. Even as Burma/Myanmar begins to open to the outside world, the situation remains desperate for these precious Karen people.

Pioneering with Passion Ministries (PPM) is bringing hope to hidden, extreme loss, refugees in isolated areas. Currently providing for over 5,000 hurting Karen refugees, PPM recognizes these precious people are in both physical and spiritual need. PPM was launched in September, 2011, and has exploded with growth since, now supporting 10 refugee camps and nine orphanages. PPM’s three full-time missionaries have 35 combined years of experience on the field in Southeast Asia and have led hundreds of teams to eight different countries in the region. PPM believes that only Jesus can bring healing, restoration, and hope to the Karen people. The heart of PPM is pioneering evangelism – to find and discover these traumatized people, who have never before heard the name of Jesus. PPM’s ministry goes beyond simply just humanitarian aid. They long to see lives transformed by Jesus’ love. “I am so honored to be a part of this great ministry,” Sarah DeLane states. Sarah travels to Asia multiple times each year from her home in Nashville, TN, to share the message of the Gospel to those who have never heard it. On each trip to Thailand she works directly with PPM to meet the needs of the Karen people. ”PPM is continuing to say yes to families who are literally starving in the jungle. They have a great need, not only for physical food, but spiritual food, as well.”

DeLane travels four times each year to restricted nations proclaiming the Gospel through teaching, singing and taking Bibles to those who would never otherwise never have the opportunity to obtain one. For six years she was a part of the highly successful Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour, featuring multi-Grammy winning recording artist and songwriter, Bill Gaither. She continues to be featured on the popular Gaither Homecoming Video Series, and shares her ministry in churches, conferences and wherever the opportunity is presented for ministry.

PPM has recently launched a new website and continues to seek donors to assist with their efforts. Complete information regarding this organization is available online at Complete information on the ministry of Sarah DeLane, including scheduling information, is available online at

Danny Norman Announces Latest Single

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Popular soloist, Danny Norman sends “He Still Performs in the Storm” to national radio this month. Danny, who had a “Song of the Year” with “Love Without Warning,” in the 2013 Artist Music Guild Awards, was also the “Male Vocalist of the Year” and had the “Video of the Year” with “Reasons.” He is up for three nominees for 2013 with the Artist Music Guild in SC and gives God all the glory for his success.


JUNE 27, 2013 (NASHVILLE, TN) – Jason Crabb is the special guest on an all-new edition of the nationally syndicated radio show “Worship With Andy Chrisman” set to air on the weekends of June 28-30 and July 5-7, 2013. The Grammy® award winner sits down with Andy Chrisman to share the heart behind music from his newest release, Love Is Stronger.
Andy Chrisman shares, “Jason Crabb is the real deal: an accomplished musician, a commanding vocalist, and a man who loves Jesus! What an honor it is to have him as a guest on my show, “Worship…with Andy Chrisman.” His music and his passion for the church make him one of the standout artists of this generation.”
“I had a great time with Andy,” commented Jason Crabb. “It was an honor to be asked to be with him and share with his listeners. I am a fan of his music and ministry – to get to spend time with him via radio was special.”
Love Is Stronger, the latest release from Jason Crabb, arrived onto the musical landscape with critical acclaim. Produced by musical heavyweights – Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin,) Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion) – the 11-track project features Jason at his very best and garnered attention from Entertainment Tonight, The Associated Press, FOX News, AOL Music, The Boot, CCM Magazine, New Release Tuesday and more. Jason is currently on the summer leg of his “Love Is Stronger” tour.
For more information on Jason Crabb, visit and connect with Jason and Twitter @JasonCrabbMusic.
“Worship With Andy Chrisman” airs on over 150 radio stations and is heard by approximately 3 million people each weekend. Visit to find out where to hear the show in your area.
For more information on “Worship with Andy Chrisman,” visit and


June 27, 2013 (Nashville, TN) - ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND, the Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning, platinum-selling, BILLBOARD® chart-topping group is set to showcase their “Glorious Day” tour on two consecutive nights in South Africa beginning tonight!
“We can’t wait to take the stage tonight in Johannesburg and tomorrow in Cape Town” said Ernie Haase. “We’re going to have a great time! We’ve got two very special nights full of music, laughter and memories planned for all our friends in South Africa. We just released our brand new CD, Glorious Day, and we’re looking forward to debuting some brand new material and also singing the classics people know and love!”
Combining 21st century ideas with the timeless quality of great quartets from the 1950s, this Grammy-nominated, Dove award-winning group has broken the traditional mold of gospel quartets. With their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) are blazing a trail through the heart of Gospel music with groundbreaking originality.
The group’s founder and leader, Ernie Haase, got his start in Gospel music as a long-time member of the renowned Cathedral Quartet, and his roots are deeply planted in the rich legacy of music that is both meaningful and thoroughly entertaining. After the Cathedrals bid farewell to their five-decade run in the music industry, Ernie put all his great training to work when he formed, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. With chart-topping DVDs and audio releases, the group’s success continues to gain momentum with each new release.
» Twitter @ErnieHaase

The Beelers Performing At Two Fairs

Powell, TN (June 27, 2013) BSA Recording Artists, The Beelers, are slated to sing at two different Fairs in June and July. Beckie Simmons of BSA booking agency who books the Beelers said “Known for their close family harmony, the Beelers are a perfect fit for the family environment of fair goers.”
The Western Kentucky State Fair has booked The Beelers to sing on Sunday June 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM for The Christian County Baptist Association at the Convention Center. The Fair is located at 2810 Richard Street in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

The second Fair that you will be able to hear The Beelers is at The Anderson County Fair on Thursday July 18th at 7:00 PM. They will appear for the Community Gospel Night at The Anderson County Fair grounds located at 218 Nave Street in Clinton, Tennessee.

The Beelers are working on a new CD project with Glen Bates of BSA Records due to be released later this summer and are gaining radio success with their latest single, “When A Man Dies“, which has charted #69 on the Singing News chart.

Robin Beeler Cumbie stated, “We love singing Gospel music whether it is in a Church or another venue because it allows us to interact with people and share the love of Christ. We are excited about our new project and working with Glen Bates.”

For more information about the Beelers go to or . You can E-mail the Beelers at .

You can learn more about the Western Kentucky State Fair at .
You can learn more about the Anderson County Fair at
About The Beelers
Cory is an incredibly anointed songwriter (it’s just in his blood), singer and musician, as well as preacher of the Word. Cory also plays guitar, harmonica and piano.
Robin is the middle sibling whom God has blessed with incredible vocal and arranging abilities. Her talents also include piano and a comedy character they call “Sham”, who is so funny and will “keep you in stitches”! Husband, Steve, travels with the group as road manager/sound man.

Tina, the first born of The Beelers, is the mischievous one of the family, but also is the Rock! Because their mother died when Cory was just a young boy at the time, Tina not only assumed the role of “big sister”, but also became part Mother. Her importance to The Beelers vocal performances are blessed by the same commitment she has to everything else in life. Tina is an incredible singer with a contagious smile and helps “hold it all together!”

The Beelers have been singing their family style of harmony since childhood. Their first radio single is a song written by their Dad, Ray Beeler, “When A Man Dies”, immediately following the death of their mother. Their debut project is entitled, “Common Ground”, a great song penned by Cory Beeler plus several songs by producer and songwriter, Glen Bates, on BSA World Records.

Greater Vision News

From Greater Vision's email newsletter of June 27, 2013:
We're getting ready to leave East Tennessee for three great concerts this weekend in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Before we leave the state, we're stopping in Nashville to pick up our bus! We've been riding in "the silver Sprinter" for the last two weeks, and we're blessed to have it, but we're older than we were when we started out in a van in 1990! We're ready to get back on the bus!

Check out our schedule, and if you see an area listed where you have friends or family... let them know about the concerts! Every week, several people tell us they wouldn't have known about our concert, if they hadn't gotten an email about it.

Thanks for helping us get the word out!

This Week...

Friday - Deatsville, AL
Saturday - Panama City, FL
Sunday - Albany, GA

Next Week...

Friday (7/5) - Gatlinburg, TN
Saturday (7/6) - Walnut Creek, OH
Sunday (7/7) - Hopkins, MI

To see our complete Concert Schedule, click HERE.

Another Review Just In...
We read another review of our latest CD this week, and thought you might want to read it too. Click HERE to see the review.

If you haven't ordered your copy of "For All He's Done," click HERE.
Thanks for taking a break from your busy day to read our Email Update. We hope it will remind you to pray for us this week. We really do appreciate your prayers and your friendship.

Have a blessed weekend!

Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision

We're not joking when we tell you our 7-night Caribbean Cruise will be sold out soon! Join Greater Vision, and our friends, the Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, The Collingsworths, Triumphant Quartet, and more for this great trip!
Click HERE for more information.

Mercy's Well News

From Mercy's Well newsletter:
We have reached that point once again - the final newsletter of the month! Our June has been great, and we pray yours has as well. We ministered within a couple hours of home last weekend with services in Seagrove and Burlington, NC. Both churches were new stops for us, and we enjoyed the opportunity to meet new friends and introduce our music to new audiences! Of course, we had some faithful friends come out and show their support which is ALWAYS a blessing for us!

We will be in Jacksonville, FL this weekend and want to encourage all of our Northern FL and Southern GA friends to attend this special event we are privileged to be a part of. Check out for more info! We'd love to see you there!

Have a blessed week!

Serving Him,
Brad, Greg & Kyle
Mercy's Well


June 29, 6:00 PM - Christ's Church - Mandarin Campus - Jacksonville, FL
For more information: (904) 268-2500 (Event is Free - Ticket Required)

June 30, 10:15 AM - Crown Point Baptist Church - Jacksonville, FL
For more information: (904) 262-9743

Mercy's Well | 5603-B West Friendly Avenue | PMB 272 | Greensboro | NC | 27410

Special News From The Perrys

From the Perrys Partners email newsletter:

Hello Perrys Partners!
As you can see from the above graphic, the complete album soundtrack of "Through the Night" is FINALLY available! This soundtrack contains all ten songs from our latest album, including "I Got a Hold of God this Morning", "Whosoever Will", "Through the Night", and "When He Spoke". You can order it from our web store at

David Ragan

If you haven't already heard, we are thrilled to report that David Ragan is our new lead singer! Many of you will know David, as he was the former lead singer for the Inspirations. We are excited to have such a wonderful singer and Godly young man as part of our group! Be sure to welcome David at an upcoming concert soon!

It is summer sing season, and the Perrys are thrilled to be a part of many annual events this year. One of which is the Gatlinburg Gathering in Gatlinburg, TN. This is the first year that it is being held over July 4th weekend, and the Perrys are on the lineup for Friday, July 5th. At the bottom of this email, I have attached the graphics with all of the pertinent information. Bring your entire family and join us for this festive weekend in the mountains!

You will also find information on the bottom of this email about the Beacon Park singing this weekend in Harrison, AR;and our Bean Blossom Southern Gospel Jubilee in Bean Blossom, IN (on July 11-13.

Tracy, on one of his first days outside

In closing, thanks for your continued prayers for Tracy as he recovers from his stroke. We have seen significant progress over the past week, and the doctors are considering taking the trach off in the next few days! This is a major step forward! With Tracy's continued improvement, Libbi will be making more appearances with the group. Thanks to all of the promoters, churches, and fans for your understanding during this time; and your continued support of the group. This has definitely been unchartered territory for all of us!

Please remember Tracy, Libbi, Jared, Bryan, Leah, and David in your prayers. The best is yet to come!

Pastor Bill Bailey

Upcoming Perrys' tour dates:


Karen Peck and New River To Appear At Gatlinburg Gathering

From Karen Peck and New River's email newsletter:
Join us for an exciting, life changing event!!

Abraham Productions presents: Gatlinburg Gathering (July 3-6)
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Click here for more information.

Uplifting Gospel Concerts with inspirational messages
July 3-6, 2013 7pm nightly

Friday Afternoon Showcase (1-3pm)
Bowling Family - Browns - Soul'd Out Quartet
Speaker: Michael Booth

Sunday Morning Worship Service (9-11am)
2nd Generation - Josh & Ashley Franks - Victoria Huggins
Hoppers - Whisnants
Speaker: Evg. Jack Lassiter

We are very excited about our concert dates this year. We would love to see you!! Bring lots of friends with you and come join us for a wonderful time of worship!

Thanks for your prayers. We love y'all!!:)
Check our schedule for details!
Friday, June 28 – Tulsa, OK 7pm
Saturday, June 29 – Harrison, AR – 6:30pm
Sunday, June 30 – Vaiden, MS – 6:00pm

Copyright (C) 2013 Karen Peck and New River All rights reserved.

Karen Peck and New River
PO Box 2078
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Phil Cross Announces Launch of Phil Cross Productions

Cross Music Group, Chattanooga, TN {June 25, 2013} With over 30 years’ experience, award-winning songwriter, artist, and producer, Phil Cross announces the launch of a new division of Cross Music Group, Phil Cross Productions.

Phil Cross Productions is a company dedicated to providing outstanding services to artists, churches and organizations including audio recording, video, photography and graphic design, as well as marketing services, mentoring and branding.

“My journey in Gospel music began as a songwriter in 1983 and God has blessed me beyond my highest dreams,” Cross stated. “In 1991, I was led to form Poet Voices, and for more than ten years we were blessed with great God-given success as we traveled singing Gospel Music, the greatest music on earth. During this amazing journey, I have received priceless mentoring by caring friends like Elmer Cole and Chris White. I know how much these men and others have helped me as they invested their time and talent in both me and my Gospel Music calling. Likewise, I want to share my talent and expertise with today’s artists, helping them go beyond what they ever thought possible as they connect with Phil Cross Productions. I am excited to begin this new phase of my life, supporting others through high-quality production services designed to help them be the very best they can be.”

Phil Cross Productions is a division of Cross Music Group, Inc. based in Chattanooga, TN. The mission of Cross Music Group is to use music to lead people to Christ and to encourage believers. Whether it is through touring or through our products and services, it is our desire to share God as we proclaim Him and praise Him around the world. For more information and a complete listing of services now available at Phil Cross Productions, visit or call 423-285-8755 or Brian Burchfield 423-754-4350.

About Phil Cross
Phil Cross is known as a one of today’s most anointed Christian music artists and is highly regarded as a composer, singer, and speaker. He began using his God-given musical talents as a teenager and has been writing songs since 1983. Brought up in a Christian home by loving parents, Phil has truly been blessed with a marvelous life in service to God.
God has miraculously brought Phil Cross to a place of prominence in music ministry. He has long been known as one of today’s finest composers. He has received many of Gospel music’s highest honors including Dove Awards, Song Of The Year, and Songwriter Of The Year honors. Although he has gained recognition as a composer and a singer, and has had a great deal of success as a musician, Phil has remained genuine and sincere. His strongest desire is to let everyone know that God is on their side and He has an incredible plan for their lives.
Some of Phil’s notable compositions include: “I Am Redeemed,” “Champion of Love,” “One Holy Lamb,” “Yes I Am,” “When I Get Carried Away” and many more.

Southern Styles Show Summer Series Contest To Begin

The Southern Styles Show with host Rob Patz is celebrating their 12th year of The Summer Series with a Super Southern Styles Summer Series Contest!

Each week, Rob will be giving away prizes specially selected for Southern Styles Show listeners. This week, five lucky winners will receive the debut recording from mixed trio Faith's Journey. Group spokesman Jonathan Edwards says, "Faith's Journey is honored to be a part of this program and its give-away. We hope people will enjoy the music from our latest cd, Heritage."

Listen to the Southern Styles Show every week for your chance to win. Contestants may also play the video game located on the radio program's website Highest score wins!

Don't miss the 12th year of the Summer Series on The Southern Styles Show with Rob Patz for your chance to win cool prizes!

Be sure to check for more details.

Dove Brothers To Appear In Tulsa Oklahoma This Weekend

Frank Arnold presents:
The Dove Brothers Band
Thursday, June 27 and Friday June 28 6:00pm
with Gold City, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Gordon Mote,
and many others!
Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

McKameys Release New Music

Cross Roads Music( 06-18-2013) If there was ever a group that lived this verse with the intent to spread the gospel far and wide, it is The McKameys. A Song Every Day is the title of The McKameys’ new release as well as a reference to their mission and ministry.

From the beginning note of the first song, “The Beatitudes Song,” to the quiet, thoughtful ending notes of “There is A Refuge,” The McKameys deliver what they are known for, Scripture-based lyrics with family harmonies unmistakable when you hit play. From Sheryl Farris’ writing pen comes the powerful ballad “A Hill Worth Dying On.” “If You Have The Robe On” is a more upbeat tune featuring Roger Fortner, and co-written by Steve and Annie Chapman, who wrote the #1 single “Unspoken Request.”

This new recording will uplift and encourage you with the message in each song. There truly is A Song Every Day!

Available now at iTunes, other digital retailers, bookstores across the country that stock Southern Gospel, and at:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 20, 2013) – Bluegrass and Country Music iconRICKY SKAGGS has just about done it all over the course of his 50+ years in music. With hundreds of career accolades and countless life experiences under his belt, Skaggs certainly has a story to tell.
Now, for the first time, Skaggs is ready to tell the story of his life with the release of his personal autobiography,“KENTUCKY TRAVELER”(It Books). Skaggs will release this unprecedented piece of Bluegrass and Country Music literature on August 13, 2013.

“Kentucky Traveler” is an honest, deeply American story of the power of faith, family, and music from one of America’s most beloved Bluegrass and Country artists.

Unlike other farm boys growing up in the small town of Cordell, Kentucky, Skaggs learned to play the mandolin at five years old. Sure, plenty of other mountain boys plucked guitars or fiddles, or learned the old songs their grandparents taught them. But few tried and fewer still mastered the mandolin. By the time he was six years old, Skaggs’ talent was clear enough that his daddy knew he had to get that boy onstage. When Bluegrass master and mandolin virtuoso Bill Monroe rolled into a nearby small town, Ricky was there. As the crowd cheered, “Let little Ricky sing one!” so began a storied life in music.

With Monroe as a mentor and with a family who supported him at every turn, Skaggs joined the Clinch Mountain Boys band and became a professional musician at age fifteen. By twenty-one he was already considered a star in the Bluegrass world. Skaggs would eventually move away from his roots into the world of mainstream country music—and in doing so, became a country legend and a household name.

Despite the hit singles, gold records, and successful tours, Skaggs knew there was more to his mission. With a failed marriage and a sometimes strained relationship with his children, Skaggs had to make a choice. He would follow God’s plan, and rededicate his life to Christ, to his family, and to the music that made him. He would carry the torch lit by his musical heroes Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, and Bill Monroe and, most important, live the life and play the music that would make his mom and dad proud. Telling the intimate stories of a successful career built on passion, drive, and faith, sharing tales of his influences, and fondly recalling the instruments that have shaped his sound over the years and the friendships that have shaped his life, Skaggs paints a unique insider look at the evolution of bluegrass.

In “Kentucky Traveler,” the music legend who revived modern Bluegrass music, Ricky Skaggs, gives a warm, honest, one-of-a-kind memoir of decades in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass, as handed down by Skaggs’ mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential Guide to Bedrock Country Songs, a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us, a primer on Skaggs’ most essential Gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroes. For readers of Johnny Cash’s autobiography, lovers of “O Brother Where Art Thou,” and fans of Country music and Bluegrass, “Kentucky Traveler” is a priceless look at America’s most cherished and vibrant musical tradition through the eyes of someone who has lived it.

“Kentucky Traveler” is available for pre-order now at and will be available in retail stores nationwide upon its August 13 release.

About Ricky Skaggs
With 12 #1 hit singles, 14 GRAMMY® Awards, eleven IBMA Awards, eight ACM Awards and eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music. Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, continue to keep the tour trail red hot, performing more than 80 live dates each year. Skaggs started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums.
In 2013, Skaggs has again teamed with music legend BRUCE HORNSBY, this time for a live album titled, CLUCK OL’ HEN. The album is currently scheduled for release on August 20.
For more information on Ricky Skaggs, visit


June 21, 2013 (Nashville, TN) – Nelon Music Group congratulates Carroll McGruder on receiving top honors at the Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) 2013 Christian Music Awards. During an invitation-only evening ceremony held on June 18, 2013, at the Nashville headquarters, Mr. McGruder was named Songwriter of the Year and honored for the song, “Saved By Grace,” published by Rex Nelon Music, a division of Nelon Music Group and performed by Triumphant Quartet.

When McGruder arrived at BMI, he was aware that he was being honored for the song, “Saved By Grace,” but he was surprised to hear his name called out as the recipient of one of the night’s highest honors, Songwriter of the Year. “To say I was shocked is an understatement,” commented McGruder. “To be allowed even the privilege of participating with such an elite group of talent and then to hear my name called…well, I can honestly say that it is a bit overwhelming. My wife, Sharon, had to pinch me and say ‘get up there, they just called your name!’”

Continuing, McGruder stated, “I am thankful to everyone that has helped me through the years. I thank God for His mercy and grace. Judy Nelon and Kelly Nelon Clark have continued to promote my material and I thank them.”

Judy Nelon, president of Nelon Music Group, shared, “Rex Nelon spent his life encouraging aspiring artists and writers. It is a joy to carry on his love of our music. Carroll L. McGruder is a shinning example of a gifted writer – his compositions are timeless!”

“Whenever Daddy told us he had a new Carroll McGruder song,” Kelly Nelon Clark recalls, “We knew right away that we would be singing it for years to come.”

McGruder was also honored for the song, “I’m Going Home With Jesus,” published by Best of Zion Music.

Gerald Crabb Receives BMI Award

June 24, 2013 {Ripley Mississippi} Broadcast Music, Inc. awarded this past year’s top played songs on Christian radio at the 2013 BMI Christian Awards Ceremony. Multi-Award winning songwriter, Gerald Crabb received the prestigious BMI honor, Southern Gospel Performance Award for “Sometimes I Cry,” performed by Jason Crabb, published by Christian Taylor Music, Gerald Crabb Songs. The Awards Ceremony, held June 18, 2013 at the BMI Nashville headquarters, recognized the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most performed Christian music on US radio including: Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern gospel and urban gospel songs.

This year’s accolade is the 8th BMI Performance Award Crabb has received. In 2002, he was also awarded as the BMI Songwriter of the Year and Publisher of the Year. “It’s always an honor to win an award of any kind, especially a BMI Performance Award,” Crabb stated. “These awards are not voted on; they are given based on how many times the song was played in that period. I am very grateful to Jason for recording ‘Sometimes I Cry.’ He put his heart and soul into singing it. I am also grateful to all of the people who bought it and requested it. Most of all, I thank the Lord for giving me a song that speaks to ministry. I am a blessed man.”

Many other songwriter peers and friends of Gerald Crabb were honored during the ceremony including Carroll McGruder, Songwriter of the Year as well as Joel Lindsey and Wayne Haun for “Love Came Calling.” For a complete listing of this year’s recipients, visit:

About Gerald Crabb:
Born in Rosine, Kentucky, Gerald Crabb was singing by age 5, playing guitar by age 11 and preaching by age 16. During Gerald’s career, he has written over 400 songs with 22 of those claiming the number one spot nationally. From Jan. 1998-Dec. 2006, one or more of his songs held the number one position on the national southern gospel chart for 37 months out of a 107-month period.
This singer, songwriter, and preacher has appeared on the Gaither Videos, TBN, The 700 Club, the INSP, CMT & GAC. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Colorado, and The Brooklyn Tabernacle. Crabb has also received numerous accolades, awards, honors and awards during his career span including multiple Songwriter of the Year awards as well as the 2011 Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year for “Sometimes I Cry.”
Crabb is known for numerous hit songs performed by The Crabb Family including, “Through the Fire” and has also had many artists and groups to record his music including Randy Travis, Marie Osmond, Marty Raybon, Larry Sparks, Jason Crabb, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Donny McClurkin, Karen Peck, The Talley Trio, The Hoppers, and many others.
Crabb performs and ministers at concerts, events, camp meetings and revivals throughout the year and he also offers songwriting workshops, music business classes and record production services. For more information on Gerald Crabb, visit Connect with Gerald on Facebook at
For more information about BMI, visit:

Rick Santorum Named CEO of EchoLight Studios

America's Fastest-Growing Faith & Family Film Company

DALLAS – June 24, 2013 – Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator and GOP presidential candidate, is now CEO of EchoLight Studios, the first movie company to produce, finance, market and distribute faith-based, family films across all releasing platforms. Santorum announced his new venture Saturday, June 22, on FNC’s “The Huckabee Show.”

EchoLight’s upcoming first theatrical, THE REDEMPTION OF HENRY MYERS, is slated for a fall 2013 release. Meanwhile, EchoLight’s second theatrical is in post-production, a film based on the inspiring story of Illinois basketball player Eric “Hoovey” Elliott, starring Patrick Warburton and Lauren Holly, and directed by SOUL SURFER’s Sean McNamara, to release in 2014.

“This is the right place and right time, and I’ve jumped in with both feet,” Santorum said, having spent the past year helping EchoLight develop and grow. “I often say that culture is upstream from politics, and I know entertainment also can be strength and light for people who want to be uplifted and reinforced in their values.”

Santorum has high expectations for blowing open a burgeoning entertainment category. “Dallas can become the Hollywood of the faith-and-family movie market. And the keys are great content and economic success,” he said, “using money from all over to build out the industry and distribute an authentic product truthful to the faith in people’s lives.”

EchoLight’s commitment to new filmmakers already has impressive numbers:

a $250,000 commitment to produce and distribute a new work by the winner of the Short Film category in the 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival
a multi-year, multi-million agreement to produce films from Liberty University’s Cinematic Arts program with production wrapped on the first film from that effort
up to $1 million pledged to produce and distribute a new work from the Best Film winner in this year’s 168 Film Project.
EchoLight has a full pipeline of films with established directors and a growing cadre of “faith and family” stars as committed as the directors and producers.

“We’re in a position with potential to transform the industry,” Santorum said. “EchoLight is a wide door into movie excellence and to more of it--which is why we’re also helping to cultivate young filmmakers in the faith community, helping them develop cinema that, in many, many ways, can go further and do more.”

To learn more, visit:

About EchoLight Studios
EchoLight Studios is the first vertically integrated faith-based movie studio to offer production financing, marketing and distribution across all releasing platforms. CEO Rick Santorum’s team includes co-founders Bobby Downes, president, and Christopher Morrow, chief global strategist. Based in Dallas, EchoLight produces and distributes high-quality faith and family-friendly entertainment through a full film distribution platform servicing theatrical, home video, digital/VOD and broadcast in both U.S. domestic and international markets.

The Erwin Brothers Wrap Filming on New Family Comedy 'Moms' Night Out'

Kevin Downes Production Features Sarah Drew, Sean Astin,Patricia Heaton, Alex Kendrick and Trace Adkins
In MOMS’ NIGHT OUT—a fast-paced, family comedy—four moms and a beleaguered cabbie discover in love, marriage and parenting, it can all go wrong . . . and still turn out right. (From right: Sarah Drew, Abbie Cobb, Patricia Heaton, Andrea Logan White and David Hunt)
Photo: Saeed Adyani

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – June 24, 2013 – Principal photography has wrapped on MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, the hilarious family comedy produced by Kevin Downes to be distributed by AFFIRM Films and Provident Films. A film that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

“We wanted to make a film that the whole family could enjoy,” said Downes, who also acts in the movie.

In the film, all Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours—what could go wrong? MOMS’ NIGHT OUT is an endearing, true-to-life family comedy.

“I feel like everything in the script happened at my home last week,” said Jon Erwin, who co-wrote MOMS’ NIGHT OUT with Andrea Nasfell and co-directed with his brother Andrew. The Erwin Brothers have four toddlers between them. “It’s a light-hearted look at the joys and challenges moms and dads face today, giving all the time kids need while still finding time for each other.”

Coming to theaters in 2014, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT chronicles one night out gone awry, as three harried moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlor owner, a motorcycle gang and one bewildered cabbie learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting.

“We grew up watching great family comedies,” said Andrew Erwin. “We felt it was time to bring the genre of clean family comedy back to the big screen, and we brought a powerful comedic cast with us to do it.”

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT also loops in a little wholesome passion between a wife and her husband, played by Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew as Allyson and Sean Astin as Sean.

"I love that the film is not just a comedy but also a love story between Allyson and Sean,” Drew said.

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT spotlights the unfulfilled expectations and serial self-doubts many moms feel . . . then reassures us that the key is raising kids in a loving home.

“I’m excited to be a part of the group of women in a comedy that is reality for families everywhere,” said Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle star, two-time Emmy winner and mom of four Patricia Heaton from the MNO set. “I’ve had so many people come up to me over the years and say, ‘Your show got us through a very difficult time in our family and raised our spirits.’ I think sometimes in a family the only way to diffuse a tense situation is to make a joke or mock yourself or the situation. At some point you just have to laugh about it. That’s what we hope will happen with MOMS’ NIGHT OUT.”

Heaton is an executive producer on the film along with her husband, David Hunt, who joins her onscreen as well, playing a local cabbie caught up in the fun.

“Any dad will tell you that love and laughter often lift families over the everyday challenges of life,” Hunt said. “And with MOMS’ NIGHT OUT the entire family—moms, dads and kids—will laugh together.”

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT features Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD) and Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS). Platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) is “Bones,” a philosophical tattoo artist with a checkered past and a load of wisdom. (For an expanded cast list, see MOMS’ NIGHT OUT Media Fact Sheet.)

This anticipated second feature film from Andrew and Jon Erwin follows on the buzz created by their 2012 hit OCTOBER BABY that surprised the film industry with a No. 8 box office debut against big-budget competition and drew page 1-A coverage in The New York Times.

For interviews, contact: Michael Conrad 214-616-0320

To learn more, visit:

And visit

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT Media Fact Sheet
MOMS’ NIGH OUT Photo Captions
About AFFIRM Films
Affirm Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films which inspire, uplift and entertain audiences. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to

About Provident Films
Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, develops, produces and markets faith-based films. Nashville-based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has served for more than three decades, worldwide, as a leader in inspiring entertainment.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Dominion Agency Welcomes Red Roots

Michael Davis And Associates Welcomes Red Roots To The Dominion Agency Roster
Waynesville, NC (June 18th, 2013) – Christian music’s premiere and multi-faceted booking agency, Michael Davis And Associates, is thrilled to welcome America’s favorite trio of triplets, Red Roots, to the Dominion Agency.

The trio, which is signed to the Red Hen division of Daywind Records, continues to take the world by storm, winning hearts everywhere through their great Christian music and endearing personalities.

They’ve been nominated for numerous awards, been on a major National television program (as contestants on the American Bible Challenge with Jeff Foxworthy), recorded multiple albums and music videos, and had HIT singles, which have appeared consistently in the top 20 in the Nation. Their heart for ministry and love for people continues to pave the way for opportunities that are growing even faster than they are.

Michael Davis, Owner and President of Michael Davis And Associates, expresses his excitement in the latest addition to the Dominion Agency family; “Committed, exciting, talented and focused - This describes my observation of Red Roots. From my first meeting with Nika, Natalie, and Nicole over three years ago, I knew these lovely young ladies would be successful. I am very glad to have them join our Dominion Agency roster of stellar Artists"

All three sisters are equally grateful to work with America’s premiere booking agency. Nicole shares, “Nika, Natalie and I are so excited to be a part of the Dominion Agency. This is an important step for us for so many reasons; First, in having another great part of the team in place to help us with our scheduling and travel and , second, in helping us grow into new areas and meet more awesome people to sing and play for. God’s plans for us keep on being bigger and better than anything we ever imagined.”

To learn more about Red Roots, visit them at, or on Facebook, at You can follow them on twitter at @redroots.

The Dominion Agency is part of a family of stellar talent agencies including-
* Dominion Agency
* Mountain Top Talent
* Blue Ridge Artist Agency

To learn more about all of the artists who call the Dominion Agency home, visit and To schedule Red Roots and other wonderful artists with Michael Davis And Associates, call 828-454-5900 or email

A Grand Reunion Found In Remake Of “Tomboy and the Champ”

Katy, TX (June 17, 2013) Who says that a reunion has to take place at a park pavilion with a picnic lunch? This is a strange reunion of sorts as it's not all the family getting together to reminisce old stories, although I'm sure some really great stories will be shared. This is a reunion 52 years in the making. This is a reunion of then child star Jerry Naill and the Classic movie he played in, “Tomboy And The Champ”.

Jerry Naill found his true calling early in his life. He discovered music as a child and a star was born. He was cast in the 1961 classic movie "Tomboy And The Champ". Not only did Jerry have a singing part in the film, but he also had the opportunity to record six songs for the movie's soundtrack.
The original cast starred Ben Johnson, Rex Allen, and Candy Moore.

Beth Roose Films has taken on the task to remake this wonderful Christian Family Film. In the remake Eden Wood steps up to the plate as the Star, Tommy Jo Lane. Hollywood Western Star Ed Faulkner steps into the shoes of Ben Johnson and Nashville's Southern Gospel favorite Ian Owens steps in Jess Kirkpatrick's role as Parson Dan. You will love the ever funny Hee Haw and Country/Gospel Star LuLu Roman in the role of Grandma.

Beth Roose said “I can't resist bringing Jerry into the role of Mr. Stockton in the remake. While Katy native, Jerry may not be singing in the remake, his presence will be a wonderful addition to the cast.”

As in the original, the remake will showcase the county Future Farmers of America as well as the warmth of family, friends and community.

"Tomboy and the Champ" is a much needed film in today's negative, violent, and sexual oriented
films released in the market today. Principle photography will start July 23rd in Katy, Texas.

About Beth Roose Films
Creativity on film would pretty well describe Beth Roose Films.
Beth Roose has taken a unique approach to reaching out to kids and families today. With the help of some celebrity stars, and some Gospel singers Beth is reaching millions with a positive message by using characters like Elf Sparkle and Jimmy Paul The Pug Tooth Fairy.

Jim Sheldon To Appear At The Great Passion Play

Danville, KY (June 17, 2013) The Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon, recently sang at Union Valley Baptist Church in Ada, OK. The Pastor, Rev. Randall Christy indicated that he owned the attraction "The Great Passion Play" in Eureka Springs, AR and The Gospel Station Network.

Jim recounted “As we talked a while after the wonderful service, Pastor Christy asked me if I would like to open with a mini-concert before 'The Great Passion Play'. I thought about five seconds and said 'Yes'. What an opportunity this is for my ministry.” Jim will be performing at “The Great Passion Play” on Thursday, June 27. The crowd is expected to be well over 600 in attendance.

In Eureka Springs, Arkansas, The Great Passion Play is performed every year from May through October. Since its first performance in 1968, The Great Passion Play has been seen by over 7 million people, which makes it the largest-attended outdoor drama in America.

On the grounds of The Great Passion Play you can see the Christ of the Ozarks statue (the largest Christ statue in North America), this makes the entire area a great tourist attraction.

You can learn more about Jim Sheldon, the Positive Cowboy, at or . You can reach him through E-mail at .

Go to: to learn more about the life changing play.

About Jim Sheldon
After serving many years as music minster, there was a void yet filled. In 1994, joined my first gospel quartet. Immediately, I knew singing gospel music was God's true calling for my life. He confirmed this with a paraphrase of Proverbs 3:6 - "In everything you do put God first, He will direct and crown your efforts with success."

My greatest inspiration came from Glenn Payne. The Cathedrals sang at my church in Virginia. He told me "Vocalize daily and never sing out of your range. Remember, God gave you the ability and desire. Honor Him with a servant's heart."
Now God says it's time to tell my story of how God has brought me out from a long 'wilderness time' of sin, shame and disgrace to where I am today.

The Dove Brothers Band to Appear at The Memphis Quartet Show This Weekend

The Dove Brothers Band

Hope to see all our friends at the Memphis Quartet Show
Cook Convention Center
Memphis, Tennessee
Friday, June 21, 6:00pm

The Promise Appears On TBN – Indiana

July 17, 2013 (Indian Trail, NC) The Promise (Promise Trio) of Indian Trail, North Carolina was invited to record on TBN Indiana after winning a Showcase at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY last September.

After submitting the necessary audition CDs, the group was invited to TBN Indiana where they taped a live show. The taping took place on Friday, June 7th. In addition, the group also did taping for TBN for later broadcast.

Debra Peele, singer and manager for the group stated “We were just thrilled as we had the opportunity to perform our brand new radio single "Repair the Old Altar" for the very first time.”

The Promise also stopped at radio stations along the way to introduce them to their new single released by Daywind Records, "Repair the Old Altar." The song is written by highly gifted song-writer Kyla Rowland and produced by award-winning producer, Marty Funderburk.

The Lord is opening many doors for The Promise. The group was founded over three years ago to sing Praises to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ by Debra Carter Peele. The other members are: Rick Blessing and Tina McKinney Booth.

The group recently made a name change from The Promise Trio to The Promise. Along with the name change comes a new website:
For Booking information: Tina McKinney Booth: 704-466-1604

About The Promise

For centuries Christians have sung praises to our Heavenly Father at important events. In Luke 2:13-14 we find that they sang praises on the announcement of the birth of Jesus Christ and Matthew records in chapter 26 that the Apostles sang during the last supper. The Promise keeps this tradition alive by singing the praises of our Savior in churches and concerts across the land.

Dates and Featured Performers Announced For 14th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest

Southern Gospel’s Biggest Names like Adam Crabb, Tribute Quartet, The Nelons, Lynda Randle, The LeFevre Quartet and More to Appear

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 23, 2011) The administrators of , are proud to announce the dates and talent line-up for the 14th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest.

This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 15, 2013 through Friday, July 19, 2013. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public. Concerts start nightly at 7PM CST and the doors open to the public one hour before.
Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Music Fest include Lynda Randle, Gene McDonald ,Three Bridges, The Nelons, The Browders, Tim Lovelace, The Lefevre Quartet, Golden State Quartet, The Hemphills, Lori Jonathan Trio, Jim Sheldon, The Dubbelds, Beyond The Ashes, Adam Crabb, Dixie Melody Boys, Tribute Quartet, Johns Call, Southern Sound, Back Home, The Beelers, Jeff and Sue Duffield and Sunday Edition.

The artist listing is subject to change without notice.
As in years past, this year's convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night.
For more information, feel free to email the site at . More details can be found at . 615-545-5315


About (formerly has grown from relative obscurity to the industry's leading internet publication for Southern Gospel news and information in only a few short years. The site includes a wide variety of features, consisting of artist interviews, a weekly chart, late-breaking news, and much more.


Ernie Haase & Signature Sound pose with Jolinda Wade, mother of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade,featured speaker at the 2013 Greater Milwaukee Annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast

Nashville, TN – Grammy® nominated and mult-award winning gospel group Ernie Haase & Signature Sound recently received a special assignment from the Governor of Wisconsin, Mr. Scott Walker. The popular group was invited to perform at the Annual Greater Milwaukee Governor's Prayer Breakfast, which was held on the National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2013.

In addition to Governor Scott Walker, the featured speaker was Jolinda Wade, mother of NBA basketball superstar Dwyane Wade. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound delighted the crowd with selections from their latest recording, Glorious Day, along with familiar favorites.

"It was truly an honor to be asked to perform at this very special event" commented Haase. "Thank you to Governor Scott Walker and the entire team for asking us to be a part of the Milwaukee Governor's Prayer Breakfast!"

The Milwaukee event has been held for over 40 years.

Combining 21st century ideas with the timeless quality of great quartets from the 1950s, this Grammy-nominated, Dove award-winning group has broken the traditional mold of gospel quartets. With their unconventional approach to communicating the Good News, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) are blazing a trail through the heart of Gospel music with groundbreaking originality.

The group’s founder and leader, Ernie Haase, got his start in Gospel music as a long-time member of the renowned Cathedral Quartet, and his roots are deeply planted in the rich legacy of music that is both meaningful and thoroughly entertaining. After the Cathedrals bid farewell to their five-decade run in the music industry, Ernie formed Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. With chart-topping DVDs and audio releases, the group’s success continues to gain momentum with each new release. Their latest release, Glorious Day (StowTown Records / Provident Distribution), is available at Walmart, Best Buy, and other retail stores as well as iTunes, Rhapsody and all other digital retail outlets.


The Williamsons Sign Exclusive Booking Agreement

Weleetka, OK (June 14,2013) Multi-award nominated Gospel quartet, The Williamsons, based in Weleetka, Oklahoma have entered into an exclusive booking agreement with Michael Davis and Associates.
Baritone singer and manager of the Williamsons, Donnie Williamson said “Being represented by the newly formed Mountain Top Talent agency is an important step for us. "I feel being affiliated with Mountain Top Talent adds validity to what we are doing. We are humbled because we know Mr. Davis is very particular about those with whom he represents". ”
"The Williamsons are ministering with a fresh new sound that not only pleases the ears but touches the heart of the listener", states Michael Davis, founder and owner of the agency. Continuing he said "I look forward to working together for many years to come."

The Williamsons come into their own and have experienced much success over the past year. They are expecting even greater things in 2013. Be on the lookout for when the Williamsons are coming to your area.
For more information check their website at or . You can E-mail the Williamsons at

If you would like to have the Williamsons at you church or book a concert contact Michael Davis and Associates at (828) 246-8085.
About The Williamsons

The Williamsons began sharing the Gospel through music in 1998 as The Homesteaders Quartet. The dream of Donnie Williamson was to form a group to sing classic Gospel music on a limited basis. What he wanted to do never occurred. From the group's onset their demand was overwhelming. Soon they were performing more than 100 dates a year. For the past several years The Williamsons have been in full time Christian ministry and entertainment and have traveled across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their music has been in national charts and were they honored to be nominated to the Gospel Music Association for a Dove Award.

Their high energy musical style appeals to people of all ages. The versatility of The Williamsons is evident through the wide variety of musical styles they perform. There is always something for everyone. The marketing of their performances targets families and not just fans of any particular type of music. Spending an evening with The Williamsons is sure to be one that will lift you up, bless you, and entertain you all at the same time. Their primary desire is to share the Gospel in such a way that those in attendance who do not know Jesus Christ will come to know him before the program is over.

Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Concert A Huge Success

June 14, 2013 (Nashville, TN) The first ever Hatfield-McCoy Gospel concert, hosted by Elliott McCoy and Three Bridges was a rounding success. The first of its kind, held in Belfry, KY, the event was greeted by all in the community with smiling faces.
The event was a huge success. Tim Lovelace was in rare form keeping the crowd in stitches and wowing them with his musical ability. Jeff & Sheri Easter did a fantastic job presenting their unique style of Gospel music. Three Bridges had a great time and ended the night with all of the artists on stage singing their exciting new single, Salvation Station, which brought the house down!
Elliott McCoy said, "This was a highlight for Three Bridges as well as for me personally. The place was crawling with McCoys of all ages and there were even a few Hatfields in attendance as well. We plan to make this an annual event and to even expand it to multiple days in the coming years."
People drove from hundreds of miles away to be a part of the event. Roger Wills, former corporate pilot for the O'Charley's corporation, was heard to say, "I am officially blown away by this whole event!"
Shannon Smith, Lead singer for Three Bridges mused “We breathed a sigh of relief when the concert was over and not one single shot had been fired.”
More Hatfields are expected to attend as the event becomes an Annual experience.
You can learn more about Three Bridges at or . You can E-mail Three Bridges at .
You can book Three Bridges at Beckie Simmons Agency – 615-595-7500 or .


About Three Bridges
Three Bridges’ music is rooted in traditional ”southern gospel” and ”black gospel” music. This blended style has made Three Bridges an internationally-acclaimed Gospel group — one that is known for tight harmonies, a unique vocal style, an exciting and energy packed stage presence and, most importantly, for spreading the joy of the Good News of Christ. They have entertained and ministered to millions through their recordings, TV appearances and live shows — which is why Three Bridges has quickly become one of the most prominent Gospel groups in Christian music today.
Following the release of the critically-acclaimed debut album, Soldiers (2002), Three Bridges has wowed packed-out venues across the nation…from Gospel singings, business conventions, churches, political meetings, TV shows, charitable relief events – all the way to Air Force One! They have also appeared on five Bill Gaither video tapings and were special guests on a video for the United Nation.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 2013 SGNScoops Magazine Available Now For Free Download

We’re excited about the June issue of SGNScoops Magazine. What a BUSY month! Scattered all over the country, our writers have captured some of the most exciting events and happenings in Gospel Music.
A lot of cool things have been going on in the ministry of the Kingdom Heirs. The Kingdom Heirs are featured as the cover story this month, so don’t miss their story.

Also this month, Adam Crabb talks about his new album, Ava Kasich shares a powerful testimony, the Jay Stone Singers and Sacred Calling share their latest too. Enjoy the latest in Christian Country news with Paul Summers, and get a younger perspective with Dustin Leming. Be encouraged by Dr. Jeff Steele’s devotion and be inspired by Lou Hildreth’s Life, Love and Legends.Laurette Willis of Praise Moves shares an article regarding Christian Fitness.

The June issue is a special edition due to all of the events covered. Enjoy the inside scoop on the Great Western Fan Festival, Singing in the Sun, Inspiration Pop 2929 Movie Premier, as well as a Union Street concert review. Don’t miss the inside scoop and look ahead to the Gospel Legends Reunion too.

This issue also includes June Music Reviews and a book review on New York Times Best-Selling Author, Ken Abraham’s WHEN YOUR PARENT BECOMES YOUR CHILD.

June is indeed a busy month of spotlighting the world of Southern Gospel Music! SGNScoops Magazine is free, so please share with your friends, fans and family!

Janene Dubbeld Participates In Gaither's Hometown Songwriting Intensive

Alexandria, IN (June 12, 2013) Accomplished songwriter, Janene Dubbeld, has a list of hits to her name including songs like “Inside The Gate”, “Nothing But Praise” and “I Didn't Buy It”.
Janene Dubbeld is a Songwriter and Mansion Recording Artist of The Mark Dubbeld Family who was blessed to spend the weekend at the Hometown Songwriting Intensive provided to Artist and Songwriters who are honing their craft.
Janene stated “It was a great time of learning and fellowship with other writers from across America.” As she continued she said "The time was informative and very inspiring. Working with songwriters from across different genres really helps you broaden the dimensionality of your writing ideas."
Mark Dubbeld echoed "The opportunity to attend the times of worship and concerts by Nicole Nordeman, Andrew Peterson, Buddy Greene, Dony and Reba McGuire and Bill & Gloria Gaither was awesome and a time of great blessing."
Hometown Songwriting Intensive is for those who are truly serious about the craft of songwriting, this year’s four-day Songwriting Intensive was held June 6-9, 2013. It was a great way to take your music and lyrics to the next level. The weekend is hosted by Gloria Gaither and focused on instruction from successful and experienced songwriters, and offered the priceless opportunity for critiquing and interacting with other songwriters.
You can learn more about Janene Dubbeld and the Mark Dubbeld Family by going to or .
You can E-mail her at .


About The Mark Dubbeld Family
The Mark Dubbeld Family consists of Vincent 21 yrs, Leighton 19 yrs, Elena 15 yrs, Channing 11 yrs and Britton 8 yrs old. Each of them play an active role in the ministry -- Singing, playing the drums, bass and acoustic guitar.

Janene, loves to write for Jesus. Songs, devotionals, stories . . . you name it she loves to write it. She is also a gifted speaker. Her message focuses on healing hearts through compassionate speaking, restoring joy with her songs of faith, and exhorting Christians to live passionately for God. Of course, that's only a part time "job" -- she's a full time wife and mother.

Mark SINGS and loves it. He has been a gospel singer since the age of 15. Mark has been singing full time for more than 25 years in Churches, Crusades Conferences and even a recent ESPN National Classic Pro Fishing Tournament. Singing as a soloist, with his family, in gospel quartets, choirs, and working in worship and music. He loves his Lord, and loves his family.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Christian Music Nights -This weekend!!!

From Karen Peck and New River's email newsletter of June 11, 2013:

It's here!! KPNR's Annual Homecoming...
~Christian Music Nights~ this weekend!!
New River Park, Dahlonega, GA

Friday, June 14(7:00pm) Triumphant Quartet - KPNR
Saturday, June 15 (6:00pm) Brian Free & Assurance - New River Band - KPNR

There's still time to make plans to join us!! We have been overwhelmed at the people who have texted, called, and emailed us prayers of support for the weekend. :) We have been praying for good weather. We have reserved the Park and Rec gymnasium in case of rain but hopefully it won't rain anymore the rest of the week. Rickey and the guys have been cleaning around the stage and field. It's looking great!

We received some exciting news this week and will announce it Friday night. This is a special time for KPNR. :) It is so nice sharing our lives and ministry with so many of our precious friends. If you can't make it to our place this weekend, please remember us in your prayers!!

We love you!

We are very excited about our concert dates this year. We would love to see you!!
Bring lots of friends with you and come join us for a wonderful time of worship!
June 21 - Wilkesboro, NC
June 22 - Punxsutawney, PA
June 23 - Parkersburg, WV
June 28 - Tulsa, OK
June 29 - Harrison, AR
June 30 - Vaiden, MS
Check our schedule for details!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Grammy® Award Winner Joins Country Music Icons Larry Gatlin and Joe Diffie To Support Michael W. Smith's Rocketown at CMA Music Festival

Jason Crabb, Joe Diffie and Larry Gatlin scoop up a good time during the Moose Tracks Ice Cream 10,000 Scoops Challenge benefitting Michael W. Smith's Rocketown.

Nashville, TN – Country music fans were welcomed to the CMA Music Festival with an extra-special sweet treat yesterday as Denali Flavors, developers of Moose Tracks Ice Cream flavor and Purity Dairy gave away 10,000 scoops of the popular ice cream during their 10,000 Scoops Challenge to raise $10,000 for Michael W. Smith's Rocketown.

Jason Crabb, Joe Diffie and Larry Gatlin scoop up a good time during the Moose Tracks Ice Cream 10,000 Scoops Challenge benefitting Michael W. Smith's Rocketown.

Crabb joined celebrity scoopers Joe Diffie and Larry Gatlin among others as they gave away 10,000 scoops of the ice cream to the delight of fans on the first day of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN.

"I've been working out at the gym here lately," said Crabb. "But I couldn't turn down a chance to cheat on my diet a little bit to help my friend Michael W. Smith and Rocketown by scooping and eating some great Moose Tracks Ice Cream! It was an excellent excuse, ha!"

Grammy® Award winner and 17-time GMA DOVE Award winner Jason Crabb is one of the most highly respected, versatile and talented artists to ever grace a stage. His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to the Gaither Homecoming arena platforms. In 2012, Crabb was honored to be awarded with not only the Artist of the Year Award at the GMA DOVE Awards but also the Male Vocalist of the Year Award. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, and ongoing high-profile TV appearances, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others. Love Is Stronger, Jason’s latest release, was produced by Jay DeMarcus, Ed Cash and Wayne Haun. The project hit a home run with critics and was featured on Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, Associated Press, AOL Music, and many other national outlets. Jason is currently performing on his “Love Is Stronger” tour throughout the country. Jason lives with his wife Shellye, and daughters Emma and Ashleigh just outside of Nashville, TN.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Gaither Homecoming Artist Gene McDonald Signs Extensive Publicity Agreement With AG Publicity

Nashville, TN (June 7, 2013) Renowned Bass singer and Gaither Homecoming Artist Gene McDonald has signed an extensive publicity agreement with AG Publicity.
Deon Unthank, President of AG Publicity said “We are so excited to welcome the caliber of talent that Gene brings to not only our company, but to the Gospel Music arena itself. Not only is Gene the best Bass singer in Southern Gospel Music, but he is just one of the nicest guys you could ever want to meet.”
Gene McDonald started his career with his family group singing tenor. He then sang tenor with Jack Campbell and the Ambassadors through his school years. “One day I woke up and my voice was a couple of octaves lower and I was a bass singer.” commented Gene about his low vocal abilities.
While at Arkansas State University, he studied under one of the leading choral directors in the nation, Al Skoog. He later went to Ben Speer School of Music.
In 1989, Gene began singing with the Plainsmen Quartet and toured with them until 1992. He later went on to sing and record hits with the Florida Boys, touring from 1998 to 2007. Gaither Productions invited Gene to join the Homecoming Family for his first taping in 1994. He currently still travels with the Homecoming Friends across the globe.
Gene has been asked to sing bass for a couple of trios wanting a bass singer for certain songs, including the Booth Brothers and Greater Vision.
Director of Client Relations, Pamela Unthank noted “Gene and Teri McDonald were two of the first people I met at NQC in my official introduction to Southern Gospel Music. I have always liked them personally and have found them to be people of integrity, so I am thrilled to have the privilege of representing them on a professional level.”
Gene stated “I have been aware of the quality of work the Unthanks have been doing in the industry, so I am looking forward to this joint venture with them.”
You can learn more about Gene at or . You can also reach him at .

About Gene McDonald
Gene McDonald began singing early in life, singing tenor with his family. Which included his dad, mother and his sister, traveling across the Midwest from 1968 to 1980. He went on to sing with Jack Campbell and the Ambassadors. In 1982 that tenor voice changed to flourishing bass.

Gene has a great gift and one of the richest voices ever heard. Noted by Bill Gaither as the Dean of all Bass’, Gene is held at high esteem for being the best in the circuit. However, he is MORE than just the best Bass singer. He does have the most prominent Bass voice, but he is by far, one of the “best singers” to ever grace the stage. God has given this man a great gift, a great talent.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Harmony Road Host Les Butler to be in the TNN Booth at the CMT Music Fest Fan Fair this Weekend

Harmony Road TV host, Singing News Publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler will be in the TNN/The Nashville Network booth on Saturday June 8, at noon during the 42nd Annual CMT Music Festival and Fan Fair. Butler will be available to visit with friends and fans, sign autographs and take pictures.

Others who will be in the booth over the weekend include artists such as The Oak Ridge Boys, Ray Stevens, Lee Greenwood, Crook and Chase, Ralph Emery, Bill Anderson, Mark Chestnut and other TNN personalities. CMT Music Festival and Fan Fair has been a destination for country music fans for over 40 years. This year the event runs from June 6th -9th.

When TNN was re launched last fall, the network continued the tradition of including Southern Gospel in their programming. TNN continues to grow, adding stations regularly, and is now in tens of millions of homes in locations such as Nashville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Chicago, Rochester, NY, Boise, Idaho, Dayton, Ohio, Asheville, NC and more.

“All of us at Harmony Road are happy to be on The Nashville Network. Having Harmony Road on TNN allows us to help share gospel music and its message to core gospel music fans as well as an audience new to Southern Gospel” said Roger Spears, Harmony Road producer. “The opportunities to reach a larger audience, including those who may be presented with the gospel through music for the first time, has been our focus as TNN grows and we continue to add new broadcast and streaming outlets”, continued Spears. “We are excited about this opportunity for Les to represent Harmony Road at a high profile event such as the CMT Music Fest and Fan Fair and we thank TNN for the opportunity”, he concluded.

In addition to Les Butler, other members of the Harmony Road team include gospel pianist Cody McVey, who does many of the interviews and special segments you see on the program. Randy Liner is Technical Director and Roger Spears is Producer. More info can be found at or on facebook at You can also email Harmony Road at


Kingdom Heirs Celebrate #1 Hit "Just Preach Jesus"

Sonlite Records President Chris White recently presented The Kingdom Heirs with plaques commemorating their recent #1 hit song, "Just Preach Jesus." The song reached #1 on the April 2013 Singing News Radio Airplay Chart.

"A little over 25 years ago, the Kingdom Heirs' first single, 'Test Of Time,' went to #2, just missing #1," White said. "Many years later, we still hadn't reached the top of the charts, beginning to wonder if we ever would. Now, the group has had a very impressive run to the top and 'Just Preach Jesus' may be the best so far. Its message makes it both timely and timeless."

Kingdom Heirs manager Steve French agreed, adding: "'Just Preach Jesus' is a song of encouragement for our preachers and pastors. The key to our sermons and what we tell the world about is the same for today as it was for 2000 years, and that's to tell a lost world about Jesus."

The Kingdom Heirs' current single, "Just Beyond the Sunset," is quickly following "Just Preach Jesus" to the top of the charts. The month it released to radio, it was the song selected by the most radio DJs as a pick hit; in only its second month on the chart, it has already climbed to #20.

CAPTION: From left to right: Steve French, Arthur Rice, Jeff Chapman, Kreis French, Chris White, Dennis Murphy, Andy Stringfield, Jerry Martin.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Performance Track 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, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

New From Alex and Stephen Kendrick-'The Love Dare for Parents' July 1


NASHVILLE – June 6, 2013 – From Stephen and Alex Kendrick—the writers/producer/director of FIREPROOF and the author’s of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book it inspired, The Love Dare—comes a life-changing tool for building strong, godly families—The Love Dare for Parents.

“The Love Dare for Parents offers a 40-day journey of daily ‘dares’ that challenge parents to know what Christ-like love looks like and to share it with their children,” Stephen Kendrick said.

Available for preorder now with deliveries beginning July 1, The Love Dare for Parents also includes free access to an online parenting evaluation tool to make the book even more impactful.

“We know that family life is busy,” Alex Kendrick said. “We purposefully made The Love Dare for Parents easy and enjoyable to read with biblical principles you can apply to your parenting from Day One.”

Each of the 40 days of The Love Dare for Parents begins with an encouraging promise from scripture then draws a biblical principle from it. Parents receive daily challenges to put the principles to work in the lives of their children. And, there is room for readers to make the book their own, with space to journal reflections about the material and about personal experiences, putting it into action. The Love Dare for Parents is helpful and encouraging to parents and children of all ages—whether a new parent looking to win the heart of their young child or an older parent hoping to win a heart back.

Alex and Stephen Kendrick, founders of Kendrick Brothers Productions, are the creative team behind some of the most popular faith-based films of recent times including FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF and COURAGEOUS. And they are international best-selling authors of books inspired by their films. In FIREPROOF, a major character whose marriage is crumbling is challenged to take The Love Dare, 40 days of showing sacrificial love to his wife. The book The Love Dare was inspired by FIREPROOF and has spent 131 weeks on the New York Times Advice best-seller list and has sold nearly 6 million copies. On June 2, five years after its release, it is still earning accolades, as it received the Impact Book Award in the K-LOVE radio network’s first-ever fan-voted awards program. Alex Kendrick accepted the award at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

In the wake of The Love Dare’s positive impact on marriages, the No. 1 request the Kendricks received was for The Love Dare for Parents. With this book, they break new ground for building biblically-based families. The Love Dare for Parents helps moms and dads more fully enjoy and delight in their children and offers the perfect tool to, “Win the heart of your child.”

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As a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, B&H Publishing Group offers sought-after books, Bibles, church supplies and multimedia products. B&H is a major publisher of Christian living, fiction, youth, history, academic, reference and electronic products. The company's stable of best-selling authors includes Beth Moore, Gary Chapman, Henry Blackaby, Candace Cameron Bure and Oliver North.

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Entertainment Icon Praises Vocal Powerhouse's Performance of Legendary Song "I'm So Lonesome" in film 'The Last Ride' about Hank Williams

(NASHVILLE, TN) - For years multitudes have praised the vocal styles of Michael English. His soulful, emotive voice wraps around a lyric and delivers a song like no one else can! That voice grabbed the attention of entertainment icon Cher recentlty and, like many celebrities in this day and time, took to Twitter to express her opinion.

On May 31, 2013, @Cher tweeted: “Just watched 'The Last Ride' story of Hank Williams' last trip. "Hey Good Lookin'" was the first song my mom taught me. Michael English did a genius version of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" It says what we've ALL felt. Henry Thomas & Jesse James broke my heart.

The song appears in The Last Ride, an emotional film that tells the powerful tale of country music’s original bad boy and his final days. The man, the myth and the music come together when Williams travels from Alabama to a series of New Year’s shows in West Virginia and Ohio. This remarkable journey leads straight into the heart and soul of the legendary he takes one last shot at redemption. Featuring all-new versions of Hank Williams’ greatest songs, this emotional tale of hope and truth is one you’ll never forget.

The Last Ride was released June 4, 2013 on Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment and is available wherever movies are sold.

The Last Ride soundtrack was released by CURB Records and is currently in stores and available digitally on iTunes, Rhapsody and other retailers. The CD contains the performance of Michael English's "I'm So Lonesome" as well as Benjy Gaither, Doug Anderson, Russ Taff, The Isaacs, Jett Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Wes Hampton and others.

Michael English is currently on tour with the Gaither Vocal Band and select solo dates in support of his latest CURB Records' release Some People Change.

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