Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jeff Davis, Former Down East Boys Baritone, Passes Away

Jeffrey Lee Davis, 54, of New Bern, died July 29, 2013 at home.

He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and he sang with the Down East Boys. He was also the owner of Atlantic Restaurant and Food Service Equipment.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy S. Davis, his children, Brandon and Jessica Davis, his parents, Bobby and Ruby Davis, all of New Bern; two brothers, Jerry Davis of Fuquay Varina; Joe Davis and his sister, Jackie Davis, both of New Bern.

Jeff's wife, Cindy, stated, "We are just so blown away at the love that has been showered down on us over the last few days. Jeff fought a difficult battle with cancer for the last year in addition to the previous 9 years. He finally won his battle Monday morning at 12:51 am. Though we are sad to no longer have him here with us, we are rejoicing that he is now whole, in a new body that needs no walker or wheelchair, that can carry on conversations and remember everything that he struggled so hard to remember and say here and is now singing in that great gospel choir in heaven! Don't you know there's a shoutin time going on there!"

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church 1500 Kingdom Way, New Bern, NC 28562 or to New Bern Cancer Care 1010 Medical Park, New Bern, NC 28562.

Temple Baptist Church

1500 Kingdom Way
New Bern, NC

Source: Singing News

New Music From Collingsworth Family

P&KC MUSIC – NEW RICHMOND, OH - Now into their third year with StowTown Records, The Collingsworth Family release their second full-scale mainline gospel recording on this label. THE LORD IS GOOD contains all of the elements that have become mainstream “Collingsworth” in their 14 yr career in the Gospel Music Industry. Great material, outstanding writers, superb vocal arrangements, pristine orchestrations, and world class Nashville/New York recording technology. One again collaborating with their award winning producer of 8 years, Michael Wayne Haun, with vocal arrangements by Kim Collingsworth, this project brings material to the table from great writers such as Rachel McCutcheon, Darryl Williams, Kirk Talley, Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun, Jeff Bumgardner, Diane Wilkinson, Rebecca Peck, John W Peterson, Linda Allred, and what has become an expected Collingsworth standard: a renewed classic from their favorite writer: Gloria Gaither. THE LORD IS GOOD contains it all: big Broadway style orchestrated productions, power ballads, fast upbeat tunes, lilting melodies, warm toned family harmonies, and their unmistakably clear message of the Gospel.
I’ve Come Here To Tell You That The Lord is Good Williams/Talley
It’s Not Too Late To Pray Wilkinson/Peck
Show A Little Bit of Love and Kindness Peterson
If He Hung The Moon Talley
We Will Serve The Lord Haun/Lindsey/Bumgardner
There Is Healing in His Hands Allred
My Debt Was Paid McCutcheon/Gillespie
God Is Moving Talley
Living In Love With the Lord McCutcheon
It Matters to the Master McCutcheon
How Great His Love/Love Found A Pardon Lindsey/Bumgardner Sumner/Brown
I Could Never Outlove the Lord Gaither
Distribution and marketing: Provident/Sony, Nashville/New York
Also, releasing on the StowTown/Provident/Sony label ……… two more brand new products that portray the respect and intrinsic value that The Collingsworth Family has for the treasures handed down to us from previous generations in the form of Hymns. Filmed and recorded on location at The Collingsworth Family HomePlace in New Richmond, OH, …………….. right in their own great room, with Kim’s grand piano and 33 of their personal family and friends …….. HYMNS FROM HOME will quickly become a classic in the library of products available in the Gospel Field. Again, with superb vocal arrangements from the pen of Kim Collingsworth and accompanied by her own piano artistry as well as several selections being orchestrated by Wayne Haun, these products draw you into the warmth of the moment, circled by friends and family in front of the fireplace, around the piano. With all the quality of a seasoned studio production, enjoy sitting with them in this very personal setting of their own home, and let these timeless lyrics lift your spirit.
On-location production in High Def digital quality by ViewFinders, Kodak, TN and Oak Tree Studios, Nashville
Brethren We Have Met To Worship
Holy, Holy, Holy
Come Thou Fount
The Lord’s Prayer
Take Time To Be Holy
My Wonderful Lord
And Can It Be
When We All Get To Heaven
Covered By The Blood
Since Jesus Came Into My Heart
Burdens Are Lifted At Calvary
The Love of God
In The Garden
I Need Thee Every Hour
Unclouded Day
At Calvary
My Jesus I Love Thee
Amazing Grace

Hoskins Family At Daywind Completing Senior Project

{PMG-Corbin Ky.} The acclaimed Hoskins Family, Southern Gospel group from Waynesville, Ohio, continues to thrive and see doors open since the re-launch of their popular music ministry. They are headed to Daywind studios this week to finish vocals for their senior project. The project is being produced by Joyce Martin of The Martins and by Angie Hoskins herself.

The project will be a “Greatest Hits” with fan favorites that will include; “Safe Thus Far,” “When the Savior Wipes the Tears,” and “Places to Go, People To See,” along with 3 new radio singles. The family group has been criss-crossing the country for years ministering in song, with appearances at major events in Gospel Music; such as, Gospel Music Television’s “World Premier,” the National Quartet Convention, Dollywood, Branson’s Silver Dollar City, Gaither Homecoming Tours, INSP, TBN, and more.

Members include Angie Hoskins-Aldridge, Reva Hoskins, Abby Aldridge, Ricky Hoskins, and Rick Smith. Recognition like Dove Award nominations have validated them within a professional context; however, their fan-base remained consistently supportive of their music after they were forced to leave the road due to a family health situation. Continuous outpouring of love, encouragement, and prayers was instrumental in their return to the road. Their commitment to their fans and mission is a priority they have permanently embraced.

Their latest single “City Limits” peaked at # 29 Singing News and # 6 PowerSource Charts.
The project is slated for fall release with a new radio single coming soon !

For more info on the,
Radio: Patterson Music Group (Patterson Promotions)

Visit the Hoskins Family on Facebook at:!/pages/The-Hoskins-Family/

Steve Hess and Southern Salvation Debut New Tenor Vocalist at Nashville Legends Program

Nashville, Tennessee- Popular Trio Steve Hess & Southern Salvation debut John McCall as their new Tenor.

Steve Hess & Salvation will be debuting John McCall as the group’s New Tenor this coming weekend August 2nd and 3rd in Goodlettsville Tennessee (the Nashville Tennessee area) at The Gospel Legends Reunion Concert at The First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

“John has one of the most amazing voices in music, and a testimony of healing and grace that will touch the lives of all that hear him. This young man of God brings so much, to the group, Rodney Tyson and I are very excited to share this journey with him” says Steve Hess. John replaces Chad Riley who has moved to Oregon with his family, and the team at SHSS wish him all the best. The Gospel Legions Reunion concert will feature classic versions of The Stamps Quartet, The Singing Americans, The Imperials, The Prophets and many more.

Some of the featured vocalists in these classic quartets include Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill, Dwayne Burke, Armond Morales, Danny Funderburk, Jim Murray, Bill Dykes, Jerry Goff, Scott Whitener, and many others. Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will be opening for both nights with selections from their latest recording “Revived”.

The project features the latest single “The More I See God’s Glory” which continues to gain momentum at radio and they were recently featured on The National Syndicated Radio Show Gospel Greats with Paul Heil heard on over 200 outlets nationwide and Sirrus/XM Radio.

You can find the latest news concerning Steve Hess and Southern Salvation at

The Beelers To Appear At America's Biggest Southern Gospel Picnic

Powell, TN (July 30,2013) Outstanding family group, The Beelers, have some very exciting dates coming up in the next few weeks. The first is in Branson, Missouri at Silver Dollar City on Labor Day weekend at America’s Biggest Southern Gospel Picnic. It's a celebration filled with great gospel harmonies and soul-stirring melodies! The Beelers are appearing along with some of the biggest names in Southern gospel music.

They will also be singing at the famous “Louie Bluie” Festival nestled in the hills of the historic Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, TN on September 28th for the first time.

Robin Cumbie said, “We are thrilled to be a part of this festival and hope to be invited back on an annual basis.”

One of the most exciting dates is The Beelers 4th consecutive year to perform at Dollywood. Dollywood has one of the best Southern Gospel events in the country every fall.

“We will be participating in the National Annual Gospel Harvest Festival on Saturday November 2nd. We are thrilled to be invited to sing in the Showcase Palace! Hope to see our East Tennessee friends and neighbors.” Commented Tina Beeler Moody.

The Beelers were just informed that their current radio single, “When A Man Dies”, has climbed to #23 for August on the Singing News Bluegrass chart.

You can learn more about the Beelers at or . You can E-mail them at .

The Beelers are booked by Beckie Simmons Agency at .

See more about Silver Dollar City at .
For more about Louie Bluie at .
Find out about Southern Gospewl Music at Dollywood 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.

Jim Sheldon And Scott Godsey Featured At 14th Annual Northern Gospel Singing Convention

Fort Wayne, IN (July 30,2013) The 14th Annual Northern Gospel Singing Convention is about to take place at Sunnycrest Baptist Family Life Center in Fort Wayne, IN on August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Attendance is expected to be over 1600 during the 3 day event. Not only will we have a high energy feeling in the air of Gospel music being delivered, but you will experience the most spiritual convention you have ever experienced. Over 40 artists that travel to this small town from all over the United States to give you the best Gospel music you will ever hear.
The convention is hosted by Alan Godsey and The Northmen. There is a list of artists that will be performing at Master of Ceremonies for the events will be Scott Godsey of Godsey & Associates.
Among the Featured artists performing will be the Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon. Also appearing with Jim will be the Lori Jonathan Trio, New Covenant, Buddy Liles, the Northmen and many more.
The uniqueness of the Northern Gospel Singing Convention is that all artists are booked in the same programs and sing the same amount of time and an opportunity to sing to the same audiences. Every Artist's ministry is important. As the old saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words, but to really see the picture you must attend the Northern Gospel Singing Convention live to experience the feeling that is beyond words.
You can find out more about Godsey and Associates at or .
You can find out more about the Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon at or .


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.
About Godsey and Associates
In the last quarter of 2011, Scott Godsey started a team making music videos for Christian artists. That soon developed into not only working inside the Christian music business, but going outside of the Christian music world. Soon after, the company expanded into other genres. G&A started working with churches, authors, and organizations. The Godsey & Associate formula works with any company that wants to focus on brand building and getting in front of an audience.

Tacketts Perform For National American Miss Pageant

Defiance, OH (July 30, 2013) Gospel artists The Tacketts recently performed at the National American Miss Pageant in Indianapolis, IN for the Indiana state pageant.
Jeff Tackett acted as the show producer, and featured entertainer and helped coordinate judges for the optional categories – such as talent, casual wear, spokes model. Jeff's wife, Sarah, served as an emcee throughout the weekend and also performed.
The Tacketts always perform a patriotic tribute to our veterans and active military. This year Jeff sang “American Soldier” and had two veterans in full uniform stand on stage with him. The crowd was touched and gave a standing ovation and cheers. The video of Jeff singing to the Soldiers is here:
There are 5 age categories for girls, from ages 4 through 18. About 600 families attended the annual event, held at the Indianapolis Marriott, with winners in each age division advancing to the national competition in Los Angeles, CA over Thanksgiving.
Sarah commented “This is a very wholesome, family-oriented program that stresses inner beauty and little girls being little girls, young women being young women. The required areas of competition are interview, formal wear, and personal introduction on a stage. Also required is the community involvement/community service project where the girls donate a book, a stuffed animal or school supplies for local charities to give to those in need.”
The Tacketts have been involved with this program since its creation in 2002, with their friends Megan Alexander of Inside Edition and her husband Brian Cournoyer who are the state directors.
You can find more information about the Tacketts at or .
You can E-mail the Tacketts at .
You can find out more about the National American Miss Pageant at .

About The Tacketts
The Tacketts are a unique mixed Gospel group consisting of husband and wife team Jeff and Sarah Tackett, along with Jason Tackett who though not blood related is still family. Jeff is a man talented to play many instruments, a gifted singer, and manager of the group. Sarah, a former Miss Ohio and talent winner in the Miss America pageant uses her singing ability to enhance the group. Jason brings an interesting theater background to the group. Hailing from Defiance, OH. the Tacketts travel the country sharing the Gospel.

Elena Dubbeld of the Mark Dubbeld Family Returns From Cameroon, West Africa

Moneta, VA (July 29, 2013) In the midst of some very exciting times for the her family group, Elena Dubbeld, of the Mark Dubbeld Family, returned from a life changing mission trip in Cameroon, West Africa. She arrived home just in time finish singing with her family in a ministry engagement in PA.
In Cameroon, Elena was privileged to work for three weeks in an orphanage and travel “around the mountain” to a village where the missionaries had been invited to come by its chief. While she experienced “roughing it” in many ways, Elena says, “It was definitely worth it. It was an eye opening experience, and God was faithful.”
The children loved lots of hugs and kisses, which Elena was willing to give. Working with Victor and Claudine Chamberlin, of Evangelical Bible Mission a lock in with teen girls and a Vacation Bible School were also a part of her trip.
Even though returning “home” means joining her family on the road Elena says, “Wherever my family is, that’s home.”
Dad, Mark Dubbeld stated “While we missed Elena the three weeks she was gone, we knew that experiencing life on a true mission field would change her life forever.”
In addition to the exciting missions trip for Elena the Mark Dubbeld Family recently performed at the AGM Music Festival. Mark commented “While in Nashville for the Festival, we were able to stop in the studio and work on our new recording for Mansions Manor House Music. We are always thrilled to be able to record our new music.”
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.

StowTown Records Welcomes The Browns

L-R: Shelly Brown, Michaela Brown, Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Adam Brown, and Andrew Brown pose backstage at a recent concert.

Nashville, TN – StowTown Records is proud to announce the signing of talented family group, The Browns. Ernie Haase, president of StowTown Records, comments: “The Browns are an extremely talented family full of musical ability and they’re talent is matched by their sincerity and kindness. We are very excited to have them join the StowTown family!”

The family group, who will release their debut StowTown release, Love Loud, in late August, is compromised of siblings Andrew, Adam, Michaela, and mom Shelly. “We’re thrilled to be joining the StowTown family,” comments Shelly Brown. “Their belief in our family is humbling and we are beyond excited!”

Born and raised on a farm in Iowa, the Browns are no strangers to hard work and persistence. With hard work, constant touring, a strong fan base and above all, a commitment to ministry, this family has caught the attention of music lovers and industry insiders alike.

After catching the attention of StowTown Records, it was only a matter of time before The Browns spent time in the studio crafting a CD, Their sound has been described as progressive – The Martins meets Point of Grace and FFH.

Gospel music lovers all across the country are finding out that Shelly Brown gave each of her children a secret weapon – music lessons! Their instrumental skills – fiddle, guitar and bass guitar – are an added bonus to the high-energy harmony of the three young adults that keep listeners coming back for more!

Formed in 2010 by Ernie Haase and Producer/Arranger Wayne Haun, StowTown Records has quickly become a leading independent label and is distributed through an exclusive agreement with Provident / Sony Distribution.

For more information on The Browns, visit For more information on StowTown Records, visit

Youth In Excellence Awards Deemed A Huge Success

Youth In Excellence Awards Deemed A Huge Success

Nashville, TN (July 26, 2013) The first ever Youth In Excellence Awards, hosted by Bev McCann of Godsey and Associates was a huge success when held in Nashville, TN last Monday evening, July 15th. With a capacity crowd and an array of talent, the awards were given for the accomplishments of young people in the film and music arenas.
Founder of the awards, film maker Beth Roose stated “I noticed that the youth in films and music are not receiving much attention for all the hard work and talent that they have. I felt it was time to make a change and give the youth of the industry just a little recognition.”
Eden Wood was a big winner for the evening with Rhema Marvanne and Gavin Morales also taking home an armful of Awards.
Beth Roose continued “One of the most touching awards of the night was to the Military. We had Lt. Col Richard Mendez from the USAF there. We presented him an award and sang God Bless America. After the song, two of the girls Ginny Posey and Eden Wood wrote notes about how they loved this country and read it to the Lt. Col and then gave him the notes. He was clearly moved. Another moving moment was when Lulu Roman, of Hee Haw fame, accepted her Lifetime Achievement Award. Lulu was surprised when her friends from Southern Gospel, Zane and Donna King appeared to present her award to her.”

Youth Excellence Awards Winners

Female Youth
Eden Wood

Male Youth
Christopher Tolleson

Female Teen
Brooke Hyland

Male Teen
Dylan Snyder

TV Series

Female Youth
Alycesaundra Lyrerly
Mackenzie Ziegler

Male Youth
Christopher Tolleson

Female Teen
Chloe Lukasiak

Male Teen
Dylan Minnette

Voice Over

Female Youth
Eden Wood

Female Teen
Diamond White

Male Teen
Atticus Shaffer


Female Youth
Eden Wood

Male Youth
Gavin Morales

Female Teen
Maddie Ziegler

Male Teen
Jared Staley

Director Comedy
Alex Zamm

Director TV Series
Paul Fields


Female Youth
Eden Wood

Male Youth
Garrett Frasca

Female Teen
Whitney McClellan

Male Teen
Dalton Gray


Female Youth
Mackenzie Ziegler

Male Youth
Gavin Morales

Female Teen
Chloe Lukasick

Male Teen
Nick Dobbs

Dance Troupe
Blake Nagy

Music Video

Rhema Marvanne

Music Video
Bronson Bush

Calico Hearts

Rhema Marvanne

Score In An Animated Film
Dave Moody

Song In An Animated Film
Duane Deemer/ Jessica Ford


Music Pop
Eden Wood
Isabella Barrett

Rhema Marvanne

Anna Christine

LOL Band

Ian Owens & Eden Wood

Dan Drilling

Wayne Haun

Emerging Song Artist
Rhema Marvanne

Song Artist Of The Year
Rhema Marvane

Entertainer Of The Year
Eden Wood


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.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Perrys Tour Schedule and Benefit for Tracy Stuffle

From The Perrys Partners email newsletter of July 25, 2013:

Thank you to everyone for your prayers and continued support for Tracy. He has made vast improvements over the past two weeks, and is undergoing intense therapy daily. He is in a specialized rehab hospital for stroke victims, and that has made all the difference in the world. Tracy is starting to eat some "regular" food, dressing in his own clothes (instead of a hospital robe), and follow commands. He's even starting to make a few of his own, which is a very encouraging sign! The trach is still in, and so he cannot communicate much verbally. However, we expect them to take it out soon.

Tracy has his big smile back! (taken on 7/25/13)

We are very excited that our record company has announced they are releasing a special "Tribute" cd to Tracy at the National Quartet Convention! This cd will feature 12 songs that Tracy is featured on, taken from our various projects from the last few years. The neat thing is that Tracy was able to pick out these 12 songs himself, by pointing to them to Libbi! We are also releasing a "Best of the Perrys" cd special during NQC. As soon as both projects are released, we will have them available in our web store.

The Perrys continue to travel each weekend, and have been making great strides as a group! David Ragan, our new lead singer, is doing an incredible job. You'd think he has been on the road with us for years. When Libbi needs to stay with Tracy, Leah Page is thrilling audiences each weekend. Bryan Walker is doing an admirable job mceeing and singing baritone. Libbi has been appearing with the group as much as possible.

The Perrys at the Gatlinburg Gathering

Libbi will actually be with the group this weekend at the James D. Vaughan Quartet Festival in Lawrenceburg, TN. This is the birthplace of southern gospel music, and is always a special weekend. Be sure to visit the Southern Gospel Museum in the Suntrust Bank building in downtown Lawrenceburg. This is a must-see for any avid fan of our music. The Perrys will be singing on Saturday night along with our friends, the Mark Trammell Quartet, Blackwood Brothers, and Chuck Wagon Gang. The event actually begins tonight and continues thru Saturday.

As you can imagine, Tracy's medical bills continue to add up. We are so thankful for everyone's support and love gifts during this time. Libbi's sister, Debra, has prganized a benefit concert for Tracy on Monday night, July 29th in Blairsville, GA. This night will feature our Georgia friends, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, LeFevre Quartet, and Jaidyns Call (Debra's group). The proceeds will go towards Tracy's medical bills. Special thanks to all of the groups for taking time out of their busy schedule to show their support for Tracy.

All of the Perrys music is available from our web store at Don't forget that the full album soundtrack of "Through the Night" is now available. You can also order by phone by calling (941) 756-6942.

Thank you again for your continued support of Libbi and Tracy, and the Perrys. Hope to see you somewhere along the road.

Pastor Bill Bailey / Manager


Mercy's Well News and Cruise Update

As the month of July comes to an end, we pray that you continue to seek the Lord and call on His name, no matter what you're going through. If you're facing a time of decision, God provides wisdom; if you're hurting, God provides comfort; if you're doing just dandy, God provides assurance. In all of it, God deserves praise and thanksgiving! We pray that whatever need you have, that you would trust God to supply it.

This principle was hinted at last week in the message we heard at Lakewood Baptist in Evington, VA. The speaker's topic was "Knowing God" - a pretty lofty goal! We enjoyed his message, and the opportunity we had to present our music to help prepare the hearts of the congregation and to help lead in a time of worship. As with any good Baptist function, there was a fellowship meal after the service...AMEN!

Sunday evening's service, in Asheboro, NC, took us back to a church we hadn't been to in 5 or 6 years. We were able to share some of our newer music, but also get in a few of the old favorites. We had a great time getting to know these folks, and ended the weekend on a good note.

FANTASTIC FEBRUARY: This time last year, we were cruising the Tracy Arm Fjord in beautiful Alaska. For our next cruise, we are heading in the opposite direction, and we invite YOU to join us! Our "Fantastic February" Western Caribbean cruise will be a great trip filled with sun, sand, and good ole' gospel singing! For more information, call Sandra at the number listed below:

Have a blessed week and remember, GOD LOVES YOU!!!

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

July 28, 11:00 AM - Lee's Chapel United Methodist Church - Greensboro, NC
For more information: (336) 375-3003

July 28, 6:30 PM - Oakley Baptist Church - Siler City, NC
For more information: (919) 742-2095

Record-Setting Browders Join Daywind’s Family of Artists

(Hendersonville, Tenn.) July 25, 2013 – The Browders, one of Southern Gospel’s most exciting new artists, has signed a long-term recording and publishing agreement with Daywind Records. Named “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2013, the Browders are coming off a record-setting achievement. Their last album featured three #1 songs and an additional four top 10 songs during its run. Their new recording, Time Machine, is a year in the making and will release to Christian retail and digital outlets on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, through Daywind Records. Time Machine features the hit single “He Is Alive,” which debuted on the national radio charts at #34.
“Daywind is thrilled to focus our efforts on such a talented artist. The Browders have built a strong foundation for long-term success in Gospel music. From their songwriting skills to their energetic on-stage performances, they present the Gospel in a unique way to listeners of all ages,” said Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Records.
The Browders are excited to join a team centered around building their ministry. “Daywind shares our vision to reach as many people as we can for Christ through the songwriting, vocal, and musical talents God has given us. Although we have enjoyed the time spent developing our ministry independently, we are excited that the Lord has opened this door for us to enter a new season. We believe the best is yet to come,” shared Sonya Browder.
The Browders, based in Hiltons, Virginia, consist of Tommy Browder (acoustic lead), his sons, Matthew (rhythm guitar) and David (bass), and Matthew’s wife, Sonya (piano). The group performs a full slate of concerts and holds revivals across the country. For more about the Browders, visit
Daywind Records is home to such great artists as Adam Crabb, Karen Peck and New River, the Perrys, and more. Daywind is distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors ( and to the general market by Select-O-Hits.

About The Browders
From their beginning traveling together as a family in a Dodge Omni car, to a successful music ministry with national hits, The Browders of Hiltons, Virginia are one of the most exciting groups to step on stage in many years. This family group consists of Tommy Browder, his sons, Matthew and David, and Matthew’s wife, Sonya. They travel year round, keeping a full concert schedule as well as holding revivals across the country. One of their most captivating qualities is that The Browders play much of their music live with Tommy on acoustic lead, David on bass, Matthew on rhythm guitar and Sonya on piano. They also write most of their own music.
In recent years, they have been steadily expanding and improving their ministry for the glory of God. They have enjoyed Singing News charting success with original songs like “Stand Up For Jesus” (peaked at #7, in top 20 songs of the year), “Waitin’ On My Change” (#14) and many others. With the release of their highly-anticipated, “The Message” recording came a milestone—their first #1 radio single, “Message of the Cross”. They are currently performing songs from that recording as well as their hits and most-requested songs.

Though things change throughout the years, their mission has remained the same—to bring hope to a lost and dying world and to encourage and challenge believers. They’re real and they’re anointed. We hope that in the near future you are able to attend or host a Browders’ concert to experience how God is working through this team.

The Isaacs Nominated For Three 2013 NQC Music Awards

Nashville, TN (July 26, 2013) The multi-talented award winning family group, The Isaacs, are thrilled to have three nominations in the 2013 NQC Music Awards. The nominations include Mixed Group of the Year, Ben Isaacs for Producer/Arranger of the Year and his sister Sonya Isaacs Yeary garnered a nomination for Soprano Singer of the Year.

Sonya Isaacs Yeary along with her sister Becky Isaacs Bowman have been busy in the studio singing background vocals for Trace Adkins, Merle Haggard and Don Williams, working on The Isaacs new project and touring with the family.

Sonya stated, “We appreciate every fan who supports The Isaacs and helps us to continue doing what we love. It is special to receive the votes with so many talented artists also on the ballot.”

Ben Isaacs is behind the scenes of many great recording projects for artists including The Oak Ridge Boys and the Gaither Vocal Band.

When hearing of the nominations Ben said, “The Isaacs as a group and I are so honored to be recognized for the work we do in front of the fans and in the studio as well. We just strive to do our best every day for God and it is an added bonus to receive the nominations. Thank you to everyone that voted for us.”

The NQC Awards are based on both fan popularity and professional excellence, with two divisions of awards that are presented. The first division is the Fan Awarded categories where awards will be determined by fan voting. The second division will be the Industry Awarded Categories, which will be determined by the music professionals that participate as exhibitors during the National Quartet Convention.

The Southern Gospel Music Guild is an important partner in this process, as the SGMG is responsible for determining the category criteria, as well as screen entries for eligibility. The SGMG professional membership also determines the recipient of the annual Les Beasley Award, given to a person or company that has made a significant impact in the field of Gospel Music.

The Isaacs’ many awards and accomplishments include Grammy nominations, six Dove Awards including the 2012 Dove Award for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year, numerous Absolutely Gospel Music and Singing News Fan Awards.

The Isaacs have become a favorite on the Gaither Homecoming Tour and they maintain a full schedule of their own tour dates, performing in all kinds of venues from small country churches to bluegrass festivals to large arenas, as well as their regular appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.

You can find more information on the Isaacs at or .

To contact the Isaacs E-mail them at
To book the Isaacs contact


About The Isaacs
The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 30 years ago, are based out of Nashville, TN . The vocalists are Lily Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical influences emerge from all genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary acoustic and southern gospel. They perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are active members on the Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concert Series and travel throughout the year performing internationally. Concert venues include civic centers, auditoriums, arenas, fair grounds, parks, churches and other locations. They have performed the National Anthem for many sporting events, including a Cincinnati Bengal's football game, several Nashville Predators Hockey games, an Astros/ Braves pre-season baseball game as well as various political gatherings. They also received a standing ovation for their patriotic performance at Carnegie Hall.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Plan Live DVD Taping

Live DVD Recording of EHSS and other StowTown Records Artists!

We are now just one month away from our brand new Live! DVD Recording at the beautiful Carson Center in Paducah, KY! This beautiful theater is the same place we recorded the "Get Away Jordan" DVD and we are thrilled to be able to record here again.


We are breaking the news here first.

After we record the new "Glorious Day" DVD, there will be a brief intermission and set change and then EHSS will record a "Christmas DVD & live CD". So, that will be two EHSS shows for the price of one!
Don't miss this chance to be a part of something VERY SPECIAL!!! Be sure to get your TICKETS today!

EHSS appearance at The Memphis Quartet Show
SiriusXM Channel 65 // DishTV Channel 6065 // SiriusXM App

EHSS was thrilled to be a part of the recent Memphis Quartet Show back on June 18-21, 2013. We just received word that the EHSS portion of this show will be broadcast on Sirius XM!

Here are the dates and times:

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 @ 7:00PM ET
Friday, July 26th, 2013 @ 10:00PM ET
Sunday, July 28th, 2013 @ 6:00PM ET

Click HERE to be taken to the SiriusXM Website.

Cross Pointe's Latest Single Goes to National Radio Through Patterson Promotions

{EHA-Nashville, T} Cross Pointe, of Lancaster, OH, recently sent out their latest single, "Time After Time," through Pauline Patterson of Patterson Promotions. The Southern Gospel group is made up of Bill Pitts, Conda Barlow, and Debbie Wright. Cross Pointe has released 3 national songs in the past 16 months. Their latest nationally released single, "Time After Time", was written by Dove Award winner, John Darin Rowsey. John, of Watts, Rowsey, and Bean also produced the latest project, "Roots: Old and New." The group has had much success with charting on the Southern Gospel Times fan voted top 40 with numerous #1's. Pauline Patterson notes, "Time After Time” is part of the just released project, 'Roots: Old and New.' This group has a heart for the ministry and I know people are going to really enjoy their latest project and single release. They continually work on their mission to bring great Gospel music into the homes of listeners!" The project is filled with songs over 50 years old and newly written songs. Barbara Lister Williams, Joe Beck, Craig Heath, John Darin Rowsey, and Bill Pitts have written songs for the "Roots: Old and New" project.
Hear songs, purchase their music and soundtracks, and learn more about Cross Pointe at Ministers and promoters can contact EHA-Nashville for a free press kit.
They also can be found on Facebook!
Come and visit Cross Pointe at Booth #477 at the National Quartet Convention!

Casey Shepherd Of Beyond The Ashes Weds Lisa Di Virgilio

Nashville, TN (July 23th, 2013) – StowTown Records' artist Beyond The Ashes is happy to share the news of the marriage of baritone singer, Casey Shepherd, to Lisa Di Virgilio.

The couple married last month in a beautiful ceremony in New York where they first met and fell in love.

And where did they meet? They met in New York. Casey saw Lisa, for the very first time there, on television where she was a TV reporter on the news! He went on to send her an email expressing how gorgeous she was. He never expected a reply but, low and behold, he got one. That reply led to a first date which went on to lead to a lifetime of love.

Casey expresses, "The moment I met Lisa, I knew she was the one. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. We are looking forward to all that life will bring as we share this journey together. We are truly blessed!"

The couple have made their home Nashville, TN where they felt it was best to live, as Casey travels and sings fullltime with Beyond The Ashes.


Nashville, TN – (July 23,2013)- StowTown Records has released the ten-song collection Old Soul by Wayne Haun. Drawing from renowned influences such as Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand and more, Haun takes the listener on a musical journey to a “time gone by."

For years, the multi-awarded Wayne Haun has been known throughout the music industry as the “go-to” producer for exquisite orchestrations. Working with a variety of accomplished artists - The Perrys, Jessica Simpson, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Celine Dion, Jason Crabb, Earl Scruggs and countless others – he is known as “the genius” and has enough awards and nominations to prove it. Now, Haun, lets the world in on another one of his many talents, as a top-notch "crooner."

Wayne Haun comments: “I listened to every genre of music when I was growing up. From Bluegrass to Gospel, Broadway to Jazz, all those influences shaped the musician I am today. When I was introduced to Broadway, Jazz and Big Band – all the amazing and lush instrumentation - I knew I wanted to write, to orchestrate, to create those sounds and I was determined to learn how!”

Containing eight classic tunes, and two brand-new compositions, Old Soul is a musical feast for the ear. With songs like “Give Me The Simple Life,” “Are You Havin’ Any Fun” (duet with Ernie Haase), “The Sweetest Sounds,” “Bye, Bye Baby” and “Here You Come Again” (made popular by Dolly Parton) like you’ve never heard it before, this is a must-have for any music lover.

Old Soul (StowTown Records/Provident Distribution) is now available at and digitally via iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody and wherever music is sold. The release is available today via iTunes at a special price of $8.99.

1. Give Me The Simple Life
2. I Don’t Care Much
3. Blue Again
4. Let’s Fall In Love
5. Are You Havin’ Any Fun (Duet with Ernie Haase)
6. Stars Would Fall
7. Here You Come Again
8. The Sweetest Sounds
9. Speak Low
10. Bye, Bye Baby

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

North Kentucky Campmeeting With Gerald and Adam Crabb August 11th, 12th, & 13th

Ripley, Mississippi {July 18,2013} The Sherman Full Gospel Church will host the “North Kentucky Campmeeting 2013″ featuring awardphoto (12) winning songwriter, Gerald Crabb and Adam Crabb of the internationally known group, the Crabb Family. The services will start at 7:00 PM on August 11th, 12th and 13th. Each night will include a time of praise and worship led by Adam Crabb, as well as singing and preaching. Sherman Full Gospel Church is located at 3185 Dixie Highway in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.
Visit for directions to the church or call 859-428-2200. For information about Gerald Crabb, visit and for more information about Adam Crabb, visit

Spins Help Homeless Veterans in the U.S.

A national study states there are 67,495 homeless Veterans in the U.S. and that means 1 in 4 homeless people are Veterans. Sunday Drive, recording artist for Lyric House Records and Crossroads Entertainment is teaming up with Radio Stations, Lost Sheep Ministries, and other national organizations to help bring an end to this travesty.
You may ask . . . Why this song? Co-writer Todd Martin is a Homeless Veteran. Todd is a very talented individual who has had trouble finding a long term job and has spent many nights sleeping under bridges, in cars, and anywhere he can find. Hopefully this song will showcase his talent as a writer and open doors for him.
How can you help? Every time you spin “A Reason To Believe”. . . BMI, ASCAP and Sound Exchange pay royalties. Sunday Drive will be donating royalties to Lost Sheep Ministries and other national veteran organizations, and Todd will make enough money on royalties to rent a place he can call home. We are excited to give back to the people who gave so much to insure that we will remain free!
There are 4 ways for you to get “A Reason To Believe.”
1. Click this link to listen to the song and download radio edit:
2. Download the song at
3. Go to and use Download Code example-code
4. Contact us at for a CD copy.
Thank You So Much for your HELP!
Sunday Drive


Grammy-Winning Tenor David Phelps Takes Viewers on an Eclectic Journey Through the Musical Influences That Have Shaped His Life and Award-Winning Career –

Taped in the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, DAVID PHELPS CLASSIC features the Grammy-winning tenor’s world-class vocals backed by a live orchestra. The program premieres Friday, July 26, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET as part of the PBS ARTS Friday night lineup.

Phelps has won the hearts of audiences all over the world for more than a decade. He has performed in prestigious venues across the globe, from the White House to New York City’s Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House in Australia. His electrifying voice has moved audiences with music of all kinds, including classical, Broadway, inspirational and patriotic favorites. A Baylor University graduate with a degree in vocal performance, he is also a gifted arranger who has a special touch for giving classic American favorites a fresh sound with hints of pop melodies and modern harmonies.
Phelps is a member of the renowned Gaither Vocal Band, has received two Grammy Awards and four Dove Awards, and is featured on numerous chart-topping recordings.

“David Phelps is one of the most phenomenal talents with whom I have ever worked,” said Barry Jennings, executive producer of DAVID PHELPS CLASSIC. “I believe you will be inspired by this wonderful evening of music.”

“This beautifully shot concert featuring the incredible talent and musical range of David Phelps is an excellent addition to the PBS ARTS productions,” said Michael J. LaBonia, WKNO president and CEO. “We are very proud to share this very special concert with PBS viewers nationwide.”

Phelps tours both as a solo artist and as a member of the Gaither Vocal Band. He resides on a farm outside Nashville, Tennessee, where he spends every moment of his spare time with his wife, Lori, and his children. He has used his carpentry skills to renovate an old barn into an elegant concert venue, where some of his earlier video releases were filmed.

Performances in DAVID PHELPS CLASSIC include:
“Panis Angelicus (Bread of Angels)”
“Joyful, Joyful”
“O Mio Babbino Caro (O My Beloved Father)”
“Never Walk Alone”
“Morning Has Broken”
“Lord’s Prayer”
“What a Wonderful World”
“Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)”
“Donna Non Vidi Mai (I Have Never Seen a Woman)”
“Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep)”
“Bring Him Home”
“America the Beautiful/God Bless America”
“Going Home”

More info is available at

DAVID PHELPS CLASSIC is a production of Gaither Television Productions in association with WKNO National Productions. It was directed by Doug Stuckey; produced by Bill Gaither and David Phelps; with executive producers: Bill Carter, Bill Gaither and Barry Jennings.
About WKNO National Productions
WKNO presents programs for a national audience such as THE BLUES AWARDS, NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM’S FREEDOM AWARDS, SUN STUDIO SESSIONS, and BURT WOLF’S TRAVELS AND TRADITIONS. WKNO and Gaither Television productions distributed nationally via public television include HE TOUCHED ME: THE GOSPEL MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY, LOVE ME TENDER: THE LOVE SONGS OF ELVIS and the series CLASSIC GOSPEL.
About PBS
PBS, with its over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 120 million people through television and over 29 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website,, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.

Patterson Promotions Vol.12 Ships To Radio

Patterson Promotions Vol.12 has shipped this week to radio nationwide and is available for download on their website for DJs Only. This compilation features The Wilbanks with their new release “Teach Me To Wait” that has potential to be another charting single for this family group.
It also features Peach State Qt. with a patriotic song produced by Phil Cross entitled “We Will Stand” with great response nationwide in live concert settings this song proves to be one of their best. Darrell Luster’s “A Mighty Big God” radio all across this nation and their listeners have welcomed Darrell back to SG radio with open arms! Brenda Whitlock with a toe tapping “Double Dose” (of the Holy Ghost) you will surely like this one.
Tim Livingston’s “He Gave All He Had” a heart touching song! Tim’s video same title can been seen on You Tube, we welcome Sharron Kay King with “A Little Hope” with smooth vocals and a message you won’t soon forget, Cross Pointe with their follow up single “Time After Time” this one should get you to moving.
Other artists include the Tony Dean Family “Going Up To The High Places’ Tim & Kristy Peace with “Victory In The Making” great folks with a great song, then we have Mr. David East with an old song but done very well “I Need To Feel Your Spirit Once Again” Jr Deason’s second solo release “I Reach Out” and Denise Beaty with her freshman release “Its All About The Heart” and finally we have Pauline Patterson with “I Know The Man” which is her follow up single to her previous single “Her Roots Run Deep”
Please call your local station and request these artists , for more info contact: or call 606 528-0033.

Southern Joy Honored with Top Five Solid Gospel New Artist.

Southern Joy, a Christian family trio from Baldwin, FL have been honored as a Top 5 New Artist as announced by the Singing News/Solid Gospel New Artist Search Contest. A fairly new group to the music industry, Southern Joy is on a fast pace climb, garnering the hearts of fans everywhere. They each have polished vocal abilities, and collectively contain an energy and class comparable to the legendary Greenes and the Nelons. Junior Combs, the father and phenomenal tenor, has this to say about this achievement: ” Southern Joy counts it an honor to have been selected as one of the top 5 groups from the Singing News Solid Gospel New Artist Search. We were especially excited to be the only group to place in the top 6! Southern Joy’s mission as a group is to expand our travels and reach a broader audience to share our testimonies and music. Seeing the lost come to know Christ is the main objective for us. We are humbled to be recognized by two of the most prestigious Southern Gospel companies.”

You can learn more about Southern Joy by visiting their website:



Awards Ceremony To Be Held Friday, September 13, 2013 During 56th Annual NQC in Louisville, KY

Final Round Voting Begins July 25, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (July 23, 2013) – Nominations for the 2013 Annual NQC Music Awards were announced today by Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President, National Quartet Convention, and reflect a mix of the best and brightest in Gospel music over the past year.

Based on both fan popularity and professional excellence, the awards will be presented in two categories: Fan Awards and Industry Awards. The Fan Award categories will be voted on by members of the NQC email list and the Industry Awards will be voted on by music professionals that participate as exhibitors during the National Quartet Convention.

The awards will be presented on Friday, September 13, 2013, at the 53rd Annual National Quartet Convention (NQC) in Louisville, KY during a special afternoon session in Freedom Hall.

“We are excited to once again present the NQC Music Awards during the National Quartet Convention!” states Clarke Beasley. “This event was a highlight of the convention last year and we are thrilled to once again host this ceremony.”

NQC has partnered with the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMG) to supervise and determine the category criteria and screened entries for eligibility. The professional membership of the SGMG will also determine the recipient of the Les Beasley Impact Award, given to an individual or company that has made a major impact in the field of Gospel Music.

Voting for the Fan Award categories will begin on July 25 through ballots emailed to voters. For more information, visit

Get social with NQC at and Twitter @NQConline. Use the hashtag #NQCMusicAwards to join the conversation.

A complete listing of the Final Nominations for the 2013 NQC Music Awards is below.

To obtain a complete schedule of events scheduled during the 2013 National Quartet Convention, visit

2013 marks the 56th Annual National Quartet Convention. The Convention has made its home in the city of Louisville since 1994 but will move to a new facility in Pigeon Forge, TN in 2014. Over 40,000 people are expected to attend the 2013 event with at least 40 states and half-dozen foreign countries represented. The Convention is Christian music's largest marketplace and largest annual event with more than 500 exhibitors and nearly 300 Southern Gospel recording artists in attendance. Seats for daily and evening performances may be purchased at the NQC office, online at or on site during the week of the Convention in the North Wing lobby at the Kentucky Expo Center.

In 1986, several Southern Gospel music leaders decided the industry needed an organization to foster the growth of the Southern Gospel music genre. Through the years, the Guild has grown to include every facet of the Southern Gospel music industry, encompassing artists (full-time and part-time), record companies, radio, promoters, publishers, distributors, talent management, media representatives, and booking agents. These professionals work together collectively to expand the economic base of the Southern Gospel Music industry.



Bass Singer of the Year Nominees:
Pat Barker - Mark Trammell Quartet
Eric Bennett - Triumphant Quartet
Jeff Chapman - Kingdom Heirs
Tim Duncan - Canton Junction
Tracy Stuffle - Perrys

Baritone Singer of the Year Nominees:
Jim Brady - Booth Brothers
Rodney Griffin - Greater Vision
Scott Inman - Triumphant Quartet
Mark Lowry - Gaither Vocal Band
Mark Trammell - Mark Trammell Quartet

Lead Singer of the Year Nominees:
Ronnie Booth - Booth Brothers
Michael English - Gaither Vocal Band
Scott Fowler - Legacy Five
Arthur Rice - Kingdom Heirs
Gerald Wolfe - Greater Vision

Tenor Singer of the Year Nominees:
Chris Allman - Greater Vision
Michael Booth - Booth Brothers
Brian Free - Brian Free & Assurance
Wes Hampton - Gaither Vocal Band
David Phelps - Gaither Vocal Band
David Sutton - Triumphant Quartet

Soprano Singer of the Year Nominees:
Brooklyn Collingsworth - Collingsworth Family
Kim Hopper - Hoppers
Sonya Isaacs Yeary - Isaacs
Karen Peck Gooch - Karen Peck & New River
Lauren Talley Alvey - Talleys

Alto Singer of the Year Nominees:
Courtney Collingsworth - Collingsworth Family
Kim Collingsworth - Collingsworth Family
Sheri Easter - Jeff & Sheri Easter
Connie Hopper - Hoppers
Libbi Stuffle - Perrys

Soloist of the Year Award Nominees:
Mark Bishop
Jason Crabb
TaRanda Greene
Ivan Parker
Guy Penrod

Male Group of the Year Nominees:
Booth Brothers
Gaither Vocal Band
Greater Vision
Kingdom Heirs
Triumphant Quartet

Mixed Group of the Year Nominees:
Collingsworth Family
Karen Peck & New River

Musician of the Year Nominees:
Kim Collingsworth - Collingsworth Family
Gordon Mote
Jeff Stice - Triumphant Quartet
Kevin Williams - Gaither Vocal Band
Gerald Wolfe - Greater Vision

Album of the Year Nominees:
A Tribute to the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither - Booth Brothers
For All He's Done - Greater Vision
Greatest Hits Live - Booth Brothers
Redeeming the Time - Kingdom Heirs
Through the Night - Perrys

Video of the Year:
Classic - David Phelps
I Want to be That Man - Brian Free & Assurance
I Wish We'd All Been Ready - Hoppers
Lari Goss-The Man Behind the Music - Multiple Artists
Pure and Simple - Gaither Vocal Band

Song of the Year Nominees:
Glorious Freedom - Gaither Vocal Band
He Didn't Just Carry the Cross, He Carried Me - Hoppers
He Didn't When He Could Have Passed By - Greater Vision
I Got a Hold of God This Morning - Perrys
I Played in the Band and Sang in the Choir - Booth Brothers
I Want to be That Man - Brian Free & Assurance
I'm Still Amazed - Legacy Five
Just Beyond the Sunset - Kingdom Heirs
Take it from Me Meshach - Triumphant Quartet
Unspoken Request - McKameys


Producer/Arranger of the Year:
Jeff Collins
Ben Isaacs
Donna King
Rick Sandidge
Roger Talley

Promoter of the Year:
Frank Arnold
Bill Bailey
Landon Beene
Bob Brumley
Ray Flynn
Bill Gaither
Robert York

Radio Station of the Year
WXRI Winston-Salem, NC
WGUS Augusta, GA
KWFC Springfield, MO
WBTX Broadway, VA
WWWC Wilksboro, NC

Songwriter of the Year Award:
The SGMG Awards and Criteria Committee will pull the Singing News radio charts for the eligibility time period and will assign each songwriter fifteen points for a number one song, ten points for a song in the top ten and five points for a song in the top 20. The total points for the eligibility period will be tabulated for each writer and the writer with the most points will be awarded Songwriter of the Year.

THE ROYS Featured In PBS' JUBILEE Series This Week

Nashville, TN (July 22, 2013) - Award-winning Bluegrass brother/sister duo THE ROYS are featured in the PBS JUBILEE series airing nationwide this week. Kentucky Educational Television (KET) will broadcast the program Tuesday, July 23 at 8 p.m. CDT. Check your local listings for show times in your area or view the episode online after the broadcast at The popular series, produced by KET, features an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary Bluegrass, Blues, American and Celtic Folk, Southern and African-American Gospel, Rock and Roll and other diverse forms of "Roots" music.

Filmed during 2012 IBMA Week, Lee and Elaine perform six songs from their NEW DAY DAWNING and LONESOME WHISTLE projects and are highlighted in four interview clips. This is the eighth installment of the series which centers on a "family entertainers" theme. Appearing along with THE ROYS on the one-hour show are Darin & Brooke Aldridge and The Bankesters.

The Roys Gypsy Runaway Train CD cover Currently, the duo is promoting their third release for Rural Rhythm Records, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN. Reviewers are calling the disc THE ROYS' best to-date, describing the singing, writing and playing as "flawless." The title track and CD are chart-active and are resonating with fans.

Massachusetts-born but Canada-raised, Lee and Elaine grew up in a home full of love and music. After bursting on to the Bluegrass scene in 2011, THE ROYS enjoyed a steady ride to the top. Talented and convivial, the duo has received the accolades of their peers, winning the coveted Inspirational Country Music's Bluegrass Artist of the Year award for two consecutive years (2012 and 2011). They were previously honored with the ICM's Duo of the Year award in 2010 and 2009. In 2012, Lee and Elaine toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada and made their debut in Australia. The momentum continues this year, and in May the duo traveled to Europe and the U.K. for the first time.

Get social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline, Facebook and Twitter.


Lauded Producer's Debut Vocal Project Available on StowTown Records
Nashville, TN – Producer, arranger, composer and crooner, Wayne Haun, is preparing to release his debut solo project, Old Soul.

Wait, CROONER? That’s right! Many are just now discovering the vocal prowess that adds an additional layer to this brilliant man’s talent. For years, the multi-awarded Wayne Haun has been known throughout the music industry as the “go-to” producer for exquisite orchestrations. Working with a variety of accomplished artists - The Perrys, Jessica Simpson, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Celine Dion, Jason Crabb, Earl Scruggs and countless others – he is known as “the genius” and has enough awards and nominations to prove it.

Now, StowTown Records is pleased to introduce you to Wayne Haun, the crooner. Releasing July 28, 2013, Old Soul (Provident Distribution) displays another side few have known. Drawing from renowned influences such as Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand and more, Haun takes the listener on a musical journey to a “time gone by."

Wayne Haun comments: “I listened to every genre of music when I was growing up. From Bluegrass to Gospel, Broadway to Jazz, all those influences shaped the musician I am today. When I was introduced to Broadway, Jazz and Big Band – all the amazing and lush instrumentation - I knew I wanted to write, to orchestrate, to create those sounds and I was determined to learn how!”

Containing eight classic tunes, and two brand-new compositions, Old Soul is a musical feast for the ear. With songs like “Give Me The Simple Life,” “Are You Havin’ Any Fun” (duet with Ernie Haase), “The Sweetest Sounds,” “Bye, Bye Baby” and “Here You Come Again” (made popular by Dolly Parton) like you’ve never heard it before, this is a must-have for any music lover.

Ernie Haase comments: “Back a few years ago, when Wayne first came on as our musical producer and began traveling with us full-time, he started singing some of these tunes in rehearsal and one night, I asked him to sing one on stage and our friends in the audience loved it! From that night on, he’s performed every night. And then it happened; people started asking for this project. So for everyone who requested it, it’s here!

Old Soul (StowTown Records) releases July 23 and will be distributed exclusively through Provident Distribution. The project is currently available for pre-order now at and will be available digital via iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody.

1. Give Me The Simple Life
2. I Don’t Care Much
3. Blue Again
4. Let’s Fall In Love
5. Are You Havin’ Any Fun (Duet with Ernie Haase)
6. Stars Would Fall
7. Here You Come Again
8. The Sweetest Sounds
9. Speak Low
10. Bye, Bye Baby

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Golden State Quartet Hosts Old Time Gospel Sing At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN (July 16, 2013) – Creekside Gospel Music Convention attendees are buzzing about the addition of an exciting new event, Golden State Quartet’s Old Time Gospel Sing, to be held October 30th in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Golden State Quartet will bring their classic Southern Gospel style from California to the Creekside stage along with many of their industry friends, engaging the audience in a fun and nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane.

On Wednesday, October 30th at 1:30pm, the stage at Creekside will be filled with a choir of Southern Gospel artists and a live band, with Golden State Quartet bringing the Old Time Gospel Sing to life. Special impromptu quartets and trios from the choir will sing Gospel favorites and hymns, filling the hall with the timeless message of the Gospel.

Golden State Quartet began building a reputation of presenting fine Gospel music over 65 years ago and the group continues this tradition today with the release of their latest recording, Look Up. Larry Nardini, group spokesman for Golden State Quartet, says, “It is a great honor to work along with SGNScoops on this project. We are very honored and happy that they have selected us a host group for the Creekside event. We are not only representing ourselves, but most importantly, we are representing God's mission to us to spread the gospel. Although we'll have a great time there, we do take our mission seriously. Our mission is to see that souls will accept God as their savior and then we will have done our mission's work.”

The Old Time Gospel Sing is a first for Creekside, a three-day event sponsored by SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group. CMG CEO, Rob Patz, has enjoyed working with sponsor Golden State Quartet to put together a presentation guaranteed to entertain and uplift audiences of every age. “Golden State is a quartet that will engage our Creekside attendees and present a professional program suited to all listeners,” says Patz. “I know that folks will laugh and cry as they hear songs they know and love. I’m excited about working with GSQ to present Old Time Gospel Sing and I know this will be a huge draw for Creekside. I’d love to pack the hall for my friends from California!”

Golden State Quartet and SGN Scoops encourages Gospel music fans across the country to plan today to attend the 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention. It will be a great week of the best in Southern Gospel music. Monday night will be a special night as Lou Hildreth honors the legendary Ed O’Neal. The 2013 Diamond Awards will be presented on Tuesday night. The Convention will also present the Pauline Patterson Showcase, devotions with Dr. Jeff Steele, as well as filling the mornings, afternoons and evenings with the greatest music in the world.

The Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be presented on October 28, 29 and 30th at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Special rates are available onsite. Reservations can be by phone or online. By phone, call toll free at: 1-800-223-6707 or local call 865-908-3015. For online reservations, click onto .

For more information regarding the 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention, please email Rhonda at or Rob Patz at .

Monday, July 15, 2013

Gold Harbor to record a new project at TBN

TMC recording studios will host Gold Harbor next week for three nights

Gold Harbor recording session at TBN Hendersonville Tn July 17-18-19 2013

United States -- -- Jul 13, 2013 -- With an all-new member line up except JR Richards owner-manager,Gold Harbor will move into new territory next week recording a new project featuring four original songs plus many hand picked Gold Harbor-style tunes at TMC studios located inside TBN in Hendersonville Tn.

Rick Nelson, Lead-Baritone, who has a PHD in evangelism, has penned 3 new songs. Renee Christine has written what they believe is an incredible crossover song that will be featured in a short video also filmed at TBN. JR states that this group is superbly anointed and super talented beyond any edition Gold
Harbor has ever brought to the stage.

Gold Harbor is booked through Wilds and Associates in Kennedy, Alabama, in their New City Talent professional division.

Please visit their website

For more information,please visit:

Friday, July 12, 2013

FolkWeekly Launched by

(PORTLAND, OR -- July 12, 2013) -- A new online magazine has been launched by, Portland, Oregon's only full-time folk and bluegrass station. The new online magazine, titled FolkWeekly, will be published every Saturday with features articles, profiles, album reviews, artist news, and other news about Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass artists.

John Hart, founder of NewFolkRadio, and publisher of FolkWeekly, acknowledges that the folk and bluegrass online publishing space is a tad crowded, but "there is room for a publication that adds value to the space, and FolkWeekly can certainly do that."

FolkWeekly will accept finished articles and photos from PR and management firms who represent Americana, Folk and Bluegrass artists. Articles should be no longer than 1000 words and should not be press releases. Photos can be jpegs with a maximum size of 1024x768 pixels. Articles and photos can be emailed to

FolkWeekly will also feature exclusive commissioned pieces and pitches from well-known writers in Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass.

The premiere issue of FolkWeekly is now online and can be found at

Bev McCann And Friends Appearing At Mufreesboro TN July 21st

Don't miss Bev McCann And Friends in concert on July 21, 2013 at the Family Worship Center in Mufreesboro, TN. Appearing with Bev McCann will be Jim Sheldon, The Golden State Quartet, Wesley Gray, LJT, New Covenant, Rachel Taylor and The Band.

Call Bev McCann for more information at 615-229-5569.

An offering will be taken to defray expenses.

New Music From Singing Echoes

Cleveland, Tennessee- There are things that are considered classics and synonymous within their fields of work. America is synonymous with freedom. Apple Pie is a classic when it comes to pie. The Singing Echoes are both a classic American family and also synonymous with fundamental, spirit filled Gospel Singing. They will celebrate their 43rd Year in Southern Gospel Music this July.

On July the Seventeenth the Singing Echoes continue their traditions with the release of “Sing The Classics”. In this anticipated release from the Singing Echoes they give their fans what they have come to expect. A new release brings songs that reconnect them to the traditional style that has molded their ministries. The Singing Echoes instrumentation and lively spiritual singing are noticeable in a live setting and “Sing The Classics” will greet the listener with the same flair the Singing Echoes have on stage.

Songs like “Waiting On My Ride”, “On Holy Ground” and “When I Go Strolling” will take fans back to the classic good ole days and make you want to “Walk Right Down” to the corner store and order a root beer float for five cents. “Sing The Classics” features the new song pinned by Debbie Epperson entitled “He’s So Much More” that will be another fan favorite.

Mark the release date July 17th, 2013 on your calendar and look forward to another classic by the Singing Echoes.

Larry Gatlin Teams with Ron Blackwood

Country Music Super Star Larry Gatlin has teamed up with his long-time friend, Ron Blackwood.

Ron is scheduling all of Larry’s LARRY GATLIN 1Gospel/Christian Country concerts and events. After many Country Mega, hits such as,”All the Gold in California,” ”Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You),” and more, Larry Gatlin remains one of Bill Gaither’s most requested Artist on the popular Gaither Homecoming Videos.

Here is your opportunity to reach a larger audience, going beyond the four walls of the church to make your next concert/event something extra-special. Larry performs Gospel music from the heart of someone who has had a profound personal experience with the Lord. It is no secret that he fought a battle with substance abuse, and through God’s grace and strength was able to overcome his addiction to live victoriously. He shares his testimony along with his amazing Gospel music.

Contact us today, we have only a few open dates left for this year. Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers are coming your way.

Take a moment and look at the new website, you can email or call. One of the Blackwood Artist associates will be happy to answer your questions and schedule your exciting event with country sensation, Larry Gatlin!

FYI…. According to Larry Gatlin; “All the Gold is not in Calif, It is in Heaven!”

Waymasters Celebrate Incredible Year

Nashville, TN - July 12, 2013 – The Christian Country Gospel band, Waymasters were honored at a celebration this month where they were given awards commemorating their breakout year, which included three national and international Top 10's, two national #1's, two international Top 5's, Song of the Year and Band of the Year honors.

Their amazing journey began last July with their hit single, 'Let Me Feel Your Spirit Once Again' by Joel and LaBreeska Hemphill. The single ranked #1 on the national Christian Country Gospel Charts for a record setting three straight months before backing off to #2 for another two months. The song ended a six-month domination with a #2 ranking on the International Gospel Charts for December. Their next single, 'Wreck on the Highway,' was released in January when the band also received Song of the Year honors for 'Let Me Feel Your Spirit Once Again' and the Band of the Year award for 2012. 'Wreck on the Highway' continued the group’s charting success by ultimately becoming their second national and international Top 10. In the spring the group released their following single, 'Little Mountain Church House' which became their second #1 single and second International Top 5 within a year.

With such a year behind them, one would think the group would be feeling their oats, but that’s hardly the case. “We’re absolutely in awe,” says tenor singer, Tim Reynolds. “This is all God, it’s nothing we’re doing.” Bass vocalist, Tommy Frizsell agrees, “We just sing our praises to the Lord and pray that He uses them for His glory. We can’t be more honored and humbled by the success He’s blessed us with this past year.”

When asked what’s next, the band is optimistic but still strangely ambiguous. “Well, we didn’t expect this so we certainly don’t know what to expect now!” confesses award winning guitarist and baritone vocal, Chewie McMahan. “One thing we have been blessed to participate in,” continues lead vocalist Darrell Frizsell, “is filming several spots for a new cable TV show called ‘American Gospel Onstage’ where we will be featured cast members along with the Chuck Wagon Gang, our friends The Primitive Quartet, Brian Free and Assurance and others. That was a lot of fun and we are very excited about it and pray that the Lord blesses it for His glory.” Tommy expands on the band’s future, “Right now we’re just trying to get the new record out. We’ve had three hit singles from it and people can’t even buy the CD yet." (laughs) "But beyond that, we’re not picky. We’ve been doing this together for 29 years so whatever the Lord has in store for us, we’ll do it, but with things going like they are, we’re certainly looking forward to what’s next!”

After a year like this, two #1's, one Top 10, Song and Band of the Year honors, it’s hard to imagine anything but continued success for the Waymasters. Their humble attitude and Spirit filled music have placed them at the top of the budding Christian Country Gospel genre and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Look for their new album, Smoky Mountain Gospel Vol. 2 to be released in mid-July. It will be available through the group’s live shows, their website, as well as Amazon, iTunes and other online outlets.

You can find out more about the group or contact them to perform at your next gospel event or showcase through their web site, or you can email them at,

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Photo – Waymasters, Tommy Frizsell, Tim Reynolds, Darrell Frizsell and Chewie McMahan pose with plaques recognizing their two #1 songs and Song of the Year and Band of the Year honors, all taking place within the last year.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

SGN Scoops July Edition Features The Kingsmen Quartet On Cover

Welcome to the July edition of SGNScoops Magazine. We are pleased to showcase the legendary ministry of the Kingsmen Quartet! The Kingsmen have been singing the gospel since the 70's. Our cover story reflects on the heritage of the Kingsmen and gives their latest news.

Also in this issue, enjoy reading about the latest in the ministries of Renaissance Revival, Steve Ladd, and Tribute Quartet. Enjoy the Younger Perspective featuring Ms. Hope Bowling of the Bowling Family. Get a re-cap on the Memphis Quartet show, a concert review on Triumphant Quartet and don't miss the review on the 18th Annual Father's Day Concert too.

Make sure you catch up on the latest developments of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and make plans to be with us in October as we honor Ed O'neal and host the Diamond Awards.

And- there is more! See what music is hot this month, get Christian fitness tips, be encouraged by Dr. Jeff Steele and get the inside scoop on the Women's Homecoming taping with Ms. Lou Hildreth- all in this free issue of SGNScoops Magazine.

Thanks to our SGNScoops team and we say, welcome to our newest staff writer, Craig Harris! Please enjoy and share!

You Can Find The Magazine Here

Also, the TOP FIVE DIAMOND AWARD nominees have been selected! Please VOTE today!

Mercy's Well News: Special Concert Announcement

This past weekend kept us relatively close to our home base, but we will make up for it with all of the miles we've got awaiting us this coming weekend! We were in Burlington and Rockingham, NC last weekend and were able to worship with two great churches. This coming weekend will start in NC, but we'll end up in Western Indiana...and we're looking forward to it!

SPECIAL CONCERT REMINDER: THIS FRIDAY, July 12, we will be in concert at Rushwood Park Wesleyan Church in Asheboro, NC. As a part of the annual "Christmas in July" concert to benefit Jim's Kids, we will be sharing the stage with our friends The Anchormen, The Diplomats, Miles Cooper, The Wilmington Celebration Choir, and others! We are expecting a great evening of gospel music, and we would LOVE to see you there! The concert will start at 7:00 PM. There is no ticket price, but a love offering will be received to help support the Jim's Kids organization. Come out and show your support for a great cause and bring a friend...or two!

FANTASTIC FEBRUARY: Many of you probably have your summer vacation plans taken care of - and rightly so! Summer is here! NOW is the time to plan for your winter vacation...we invite you to join us on our "Fantastic February" Western Caribbean cruise. For more information, call Sandra at the number listed below:

Have a blessed week and remember, GOD LOVES YOU!!!

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


July 12, 7:00 PM - Rushwood Park Wesleyan Church - Asheboro, NC
For more information: (336) 256-6930

July 14, 8:15/9:30/11:00 AM - Good Shepherd UMC - Ft. Wayne, IN
For more information: (260) 483-8816

July 14, 6:00 PM - Union Christian Church - Terre Haute, IN
For more information: (812) 877-1187