Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Martins In Concert For New Year's Eve In Hamilton Ontario

Award-winning family trio, The Martins, will appear at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2013.

The concert will be held at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle,1355 Upper Wellington St, Hamilton, ON, beginning at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. An offering will be taken.

For more information, call Bethel Gospel Tabernacle at 905.387.6530 or email


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—"Christmas", the holiday debut from one of Gospel music’s most renowned family groups, The Hagees, is now available from Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution.
Produced by Michael Sykes (Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band) and Aaron Crabb (Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction), Christmas is comprised of 13 sacred, nostalgic and original selections, including “Silent Night,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “The Christmas Song,” among others.
The project’s debut single, “Glory To God,” is an original track penned by Pastor Matthew Hagee and Aaron Wilburn. Inspired by the angels’ proclamation of the birth of Christ to the shepherds, the song represents a timeless theme The Hagees reflect throughout the album.
“The first Christmas morning in Bethlehem’s manger was the birth of Hope itself for a world enslaved by the power of sin,” says Pastor Matthew Hagee. “The birth of Jesus Christ brought spiritual and civil liberty to all the world.”
A highlight of Christmas is The Hagees’ rendition of the timeless classic “O Holy Night,” featuring group founder and family patriarch Pastor John Hagee. “Having the opportunity to sing anything with him becomes a moment, because my father grew up singing with his parents,” adds Pastor Matthew Hagee.
Christmas also includes the modern favorite “A Baby Changes Everything,” sung by Sandy Parker. “I was actually pregnant and nobody knew but my husband and me,” Parker shares of her first performance of the song several years ago. “It was super emotional for me, and as a result, when I sang it, I had that breaking moment where you don’t know if you’re singing or crying.”
In promotion of Christmas, Pastor John Hagee will be featured Thanksgiving Day on “The Mike Huckabee Show,” broadcast on more than 200 radio stations in 44 states via Cumulus Media Networks. Hagee’s interview is slated to air at approximately 2:30 pm ET.
Comprised of Pastor John Hagee, his son Pastor Matthew Hagee, and daughters Sandy Parker and Tina Ketterling, The Hagees’ storied Southern Gospel career has spanned more than two decades, boasting multiple acclaimed recordings and appearances around the globe.
A world-renowned evangelist and best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and to 245 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming (

Difference Media, a division of Cornerstone Church, features some of the leading names in Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees.

For further information on The Hagees, or

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Nashville, TN (November 25, 2013) The Beckie Simmons Agency is thrilled to announce the Voice Of Hope Christmas Tour featuring Gold City, the Bowling Family, Steve Ladd, and Donna King.

The tour will be sponsored by Compassion International and will make stops in West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana/Kentucky during the month of December. The featured artists, Gold City, the Bowling Family, Steve Ladd, and Donna King, will be celebrating the HOPE of Christmas through their music and sharing incredibly memorable evenings with concert attendees.

Gold City's Daniel Riley expresses, "Christmas truly is the season for giving, and it all started when God gave us the gift of salvation through His Son, as a baby born in a manger. I look at my beautiful family, my wife and two daughters, and think how incredibly blessed I am. I am excited to be embarking on a tour that will allow us all to celebrate Christmas, count our blessings, and, also, provide meaningful support to precious children, who so desperately need it, through the powerful ministry of Compassion International. This really is the season of compassion. When Jesus Christ came to earth--it was with the compassion of a pure and holy God for his children. We hope to share in the joy of that HOPE with you on the Voice Of Hope tour this December."

Zane King, of Compassion shares, "We are blessed to have such wonderful artists headed out to share the JOY of Christmas and to be a voice for the least of these, those in extreme poverty around the world. This concert tour promises to be uplifting, encouraging, and full of GREAT music! I truly believe it will also make a life changing difference for attendees and for children around the world."

"To sing about our Savior is ALWAYS an extreme honor. To share an opportunity to change a life through Compassion makes it even better," expresses Mike Bowling of the Bowling Family, "We are going to have a GREAT TIME together on this tour. Please join us at one of the Voice Of Hope concert dates around the country this December!"

And solo artist Steve Ladd puts it like this; "I'm so excited to be a part of the Voice Of Hope Tour! The Christmas season is a time of Compassion. Celebrating the compassion God had for us by sending his Son to this world is a JOY! What better way to celebrate that than have a powerful night of music all centered around our Savior, and, even more, to offer HOPE to children around the world."

To find out more about the tour and to get specific information about dates and locations, visit,

You can learn more about Compassion at

And to find out additional information you can visit the Beckie Simmons Agency at

Hot Film - LINSANITY - Launches DVD Jan. 7, Preorders Dec. 12


NASHVILLE – Nov. 25, 2013 – LINSANITY—NBA breakout star Jeremy Lin’s amazing, true story of faith, family and overcoming—debuts on DVD Jan. 7, 2014. The surprise hit of the Sundance Film Festival and a popular theatrical release this fall, the LINSANITY DVD launches pre-orders Dec. 12.

Directed by Evan Jackson Leong and narrated by Hawaii Five-O’s Daniel Dae Kim, LINSANITY follows an undersized California kid—a child of Taiwanese immigrants—who loved hoops fiercely and refused to give up. It also shows the faith and family that sustained and guided a young Asian-American through physical and societal obstacles and past heartbreaking setbacks.

Director Evan Jackson Leong—A sixth-generation Chinese immigrant, Leong was following Jeremy Lin, and filming his story, long before the Linsanity phenomenon broke.

LINSANITY earned a “fresh rating” from Rotten Tomatoes and critics’ praise:

"One of the most crowd-pleasing documentaries to play the festival this year." Los Angeles Times
"A sports doc with abundant heart persuasively chronicles the emergence of a global phenomenon." The Hollywood Reporter
"Jeremy Lin conquered Harvard, the NBA and Sundance." MTV
And the faith community embraced the film:
“This movie is a must see!”
Jeff Martin
Executive Vice President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

"I love Jeremy Lin . . . Being a professional basketball player is what he DOES not who he IS. This documentary shows that in a profound way. It's proof that although your circumstances change, your character remains.”
Pastor Carl Lentz , Hillsong NYC

"Fun, inspiring and entertaining."
Francis Chan, Best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God and Erasing Hell

"Inspiring! Filled with great lessons about trusting in God and pursuing God’s will with passion."
Ted Baehr, Movieguide®

RELEASE DATE: Jan. 7, 2014
PREORDERS BEGIN: Dec. 12, 2013
RUN TIME: Approximately 88 minutes
Family-Approved Recommended for ages 12 and over
English with Mandarin Chinese subtitles
DISTRIBUTION: Ketchup Entertainment and ARC Entertainment

To learn more, visit:


Nashville, TN – GRAMMY and DOVE award winner Jason Crabb is headed to the “funny papers.” Famed illustrator and writer of the NANCY daily comic strip, Guy Gilchrist, has chosen to highlight the lauded vocalist in an upcoming story arc. The strip is syndicated internationally in 80 countries, and viewed by 57 million readers around the world. On rare occasions Gilchrist will slip his favorite music icons within the frames of his work (most often with their names emblazoned on characters’ tee-shirts or in storefront signage). Such will be the case in the Tuesday, December 3 edition of NANCY when Jason Crabb will be highlighted.

Gilchrist, who resides in the Nashville area, has embedded his love for music within the strip, honoring artists such as Elvis, The Beatles, Charlie Daniels, Rascal Flatts, Patti Page, George Jones, Don McLean, and many more. A collection of these music-related strips were donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. They are currently on display as part of the larger, ongoing exhibit, “Nancy Loves Nashville,” at the Nashville International Airport, which will run through 2015. For more information on NANCY, visit

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ICM Vans Meet Tearful Victims of Typhoon

Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest typhoon to have ever made landfall. 13 million people are affected and over a million people have had their houses damaged. We have all seen images of Tacloban on the news. It’s like nothing the Philippines has ever experienced. But there are large parts of the country with similarly catastrophic damage where the media has not reported. ICM works in many of these areas. We see heroic recovery efforts by locals in many communities, but others continue to struggle. The typhoon took the life of an ICM kindergarten student and also robbed another of her brother.

Here’s a video update from my trip to the Philippines last week -

Our response is to bring both immediate and long-term aid to our affected communities. We deliver food, water and medicine, as well as programs that help families to rebuild and permanently improve their lives. For more information on ICM’s Disaster Fund visit

ICM’s longstanding relationship with 5,000 pastors in remote communities across the country means that we are uniquely positioned to offer targeted, tailored solutions to thousands of families. Trusted local pastors inform ICM of the families in their communities with the most desperate need. When ICM arrives with disaster supplies, we don’t just pass out food to those who happen to be nearby. Instead, we come with the names of the families who are most at-risk in the community to deliver the specific aid they need. We make sure that none of the most desperate is overlooked. ICM’s network is an amazing web of people who are ready to serve. They are having tremendous pinpointed impact. And it is paying off. Yesterday we heard that many of the ICM delivery vans were met by tearful families in remote communities, grateful for their first nutrition in a week.

ICM has already distributed hundreds of thousands of meals on the ground to people in need. ICM is also a great resource to other charities because we have food that is pre-positioned in the provinces – we are not waiting on shipments to arrive from overseas. From our inventory we have already given more than 1.4 million meals to partner NGOs who are primarily focused on Tacloban/Samar/Leyte (626,000 meals), Cebu (551,000 meals) and Panay (264,000 meals). And more is on its way.

The typhoon was an incredible disaster. But it was just one more disaster in a series of disasters faced by the ultrapoor. So far, there are over 4,000 confirmed deaths from the typhoon. In “normal” times, however, our best estimates are that 2,300 poor Filipino children die every month. Month after month. Year after year.

The real catastrophe in these communities is ongoing poverty. Millions of children live in conditions that no human being should endure. Everyday they face a lack of clean water, limited food, no sanitation. ICM is focused on long-term solutions to poverty.

The world has a short attention span. Five weeks ago there was a massive earthquake in Bohol that left 300,000 people without shelter. Aid agencies poured in. But now despite the ongoing needs in Bohol, the aid agencies are pulling out to focus on the typhoon.

At ICM we were operating in hundreds of communities in Bohol before, during and after the earthquake. We are staying because we know that needs persist.

In the same way, we were helping the poor in community after community in Negros and Panay in the years before the typhoon. We have now lived through the typhoon with them. And we will be with our ultrapoor friends in these areas as they reconstruct their lives for years to come.

The problems of poverty are haunting. But we can genuinely make a difference. ICM has established a fund to support those afflicted by these natural disasters. Please give to support Filipinos rebuilding their lives today.

David Sutherland
Chairman of the Board


Project Mixes Christmas Classics With New Hits, Available Now
Nashville, TN – Just in time for trimming the tree and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, Scott MacIntyre (American Idol Season 8) has released his very first full-length Christmas project, Christmas In Paris. The release is now available and Scott is excited for everyone to hear the music. "Christmas is my favorite time of the year," says Scott. "Sometimes I find myself humming Christmas carols all year round."

The twelve track release features holiday classics alongside two new Christmas compositions and serves as a perfect soundtrack to the holidays performed by one of America's favorite talents. Scott comments: "Being blind, I experience Christmas in a very unique way. Growing up, the sounds and smells are what I remember most… I loved waking up to the smell of fresh pine needles, the taste of hot apple cider, and the sound of old Christmas carols on the radio.”

Among the classics are "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "Let It Snow," "O Holy Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and many more. I’ve taken some of my favorite Christmas classics and offered a new and unique interpretation of them," says Scott. "Beyond that, I’ve always been somewhat of a romantic at heart, and the holidays have a way of bringing you closer to those you love.”

The title cut, radio single and new composition, "Christmas In Paris," written with Aaron Steenhoven and Ryan Hydro, brings out that romantic side of Scott and Christmas. MacIntyre comments: "I love Paris - the smells, the sounds, the feel - and I remember so many vivid memories of my times there. I really wanted to paint an enchanting yet intimate picture of Christmas that people would never forget, and I think we were able to really capture the romantic side of the holidays in a fresh way with this song. It was one of those magical writing sessions where you can just feel something extraordinary was happening." "Christmas Angel," which garnered critical acclaim and became a top holiday radio single in 2010, is also featured on the project.

Christmas In Paris is available on iTunes and all other digital music platforms.

Connect with Scott MacIntyre:
Twitter: @ScottDMacIntyre

Since captivating the nation as a finalist on American Idol, Scott MacIntyre has continued to move audiences to laughter, tears, and standing ovations all over the world. As an acclaimed singer-songwriter, he has toured in arenas across North America, headlined concerts in Japan, Austria, England, Canada, and the US. He has shared the stage with Alice Cooper, Jason Mraz, and Queen to name a few, and his original song “Christmas Angel” received national radio play and became one of the top holiday indie singles of 2010. As an author and in-demand inspirational key-note speaker, Scott has shared his unique and dynamic life story with many different audiences, including corporations, health care and education institutions, non-profits, and motivational conferences. As the first blind finalist on American Idol, MacIntyre was called “an inspiration to the entire world through your commitment, through your talent” by former judge Paula Abdul. Visually impaired since birth, he started playing piano by ear at age three, began classical lessons at six, and subsequently learned to play organ, guitar, bass and drums. MacIntyre has appeared on Regis & Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Today Show, Larry King Live, Access Hollywood and many more.

Ernie Haase: My Life Was Changed By A Baby Boy

My Life Was Changed By A Baby Boy
Christmas is all about Christ and children. It is about love and giving. It is about making memories and putting them in your heart to treasure forever.

Recently, my Dad (Ray Haase) and I sat down and chatted man-to-man. It’s never been hard to chat about work, sports, the Bible or politics, but this chat was different; it was special. Alone together I shared from my heart about how much he meant to me. I reflected on his work ethic and the sacrifices he made for the whole family. I told Him I was about to record a Christmas video and that if he wanted me to sing a favorite song, I’d be happy to do that for him and for Mom.

Pop is a tough man. He still gets up at 4 a.m., hits the gym and then is the first to work. So, for him to be “soft” took me by surprise. He said, “Sing My Life Was Changed By A Baby Boy. I love that song.” He looked down and paused a bit then looked at me with a tear in his eye and said, “You know, my life was changed by a baby boy. You, Ernie.” He went on to tell me a story that I had never heard. He said, “I was a young and wild 18-year-old kid the day you were born. When I walked into that room and saw you for the first time, you looked right at me and smiled Ernie. I knew then and there I had to grow up. I told your Momma that I was going to stop the things I was doing and start going to church and be a Dad to you. So, Ernie, I did give my life to Jesus, but my life was literally changed by a baby boy…YOU!”

One of the greatest father-and-son moments EVER! No baseball game or church function could ever replace the holiness of that moment. Later that month, as we recorded the video, I thought back to that time when Pop and I shared our hearts. He and Mom were there on the front row wiping tears all night long. I’m a blessed son.

This Christmas season, and all year long, take time to be with the ones who matter most. Share your heart. Show your bruises and share your story. Let people close to you know that they matter. Christmas is about sharing. Thank God for the gift of life that is ours in Jesus. I think the Father in heaven smiles when His children get along in fellowship and love. And that special day, when I heard my earthly father tell me his life was changed by a baby boy, I can’t help but believe my Heavenly Father smiled and said, “Now that’s what it’s all about.”


P.S. Here's a sweet shot of my Dad and I from way back in 1968 ....

2013 Christmas Concert Tour

Come join us on one of our many Christmas Concert Tour stops this year. Can't wait to see you there!

NOV 22,2013
Springfield, IL
Hoogland Center for the Arts
Tickets by Phone : (217) 523-2787

NOV 23, 2013
Sioux City, IA
Morningside College Eppley Auditorium
Tickets by Phone : (800) 965-9324

NOV 24, 2013
El Cajon, CA
Shadow Mountain Community Church

NOV 30, 2013
Hartville, OH
Hartville Kitchen
Tickets by Phone : (330) 877-2172

NOV 30, 2013
Hartville, OH
Hartville Kitchen
Tickets by Phone : (330) 877-2172

DEC 1, 2013
Sharon, PA
Sharon High School (Auditorium)
Tickets by Phone : (800) 965-9324

DEC 6, 2013
Lima, OH
Community Church Of The Nazarene
Tickets by Phone : (419) 227-2525

DEC 7, 2013
Punxsutawney, PA
Punxsutawney Area High School
Tickets by Phone : (814) 849-0817

DEC 8, 2013
Columbus, IN
Columbus Christian School
Tickets by Phone : (812) 372-3780

DEC 12, 2013
Shawnee, OK
Oklahoma Baptist University - Raley Chapel
Tickets by Phone : (800) 949-9988 x290

DEC 13, 2013
Pottsboro, TX
Pottsboro High School Auditorium
Tickets by Phone : (800) 965-9324

DEC 15, 2013
St. Paul, MN
Benson Great Hall
Tickets by Phone : (651) 638-6333

DEC 20, 2013
Newburgh, IN
Castle High School
Tickets by Phone : (800) 965-9324
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Our mailing address is:
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
P.O. Box 2288
Stow, OH 44224

Dubbelds Announce Release Of Second Childrens Missionary Book

Moneta, VA (November 25, 2013) The Mark Dubbeld Family is pleased to announce the release of the second childrens missionary book written by Janene Dubbeld, entitled, “Adventure with Jesus”. This is the true account of Mary Esther Hermiz, who gave her life in missionary service.
With the support of CCCU Missions, World Gospel Mission, Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse, and many others, Mary Esther was privileged to begin the School of Nursing for the Tenwik Hospital in Tenwik, East Africa.
Mark Dubbeld states “ We are proud to be able to introduce a children’s book that will encourage children to become involved in the Great Commission. We believe many families will be blessed by the release of this children’s book of a modern day missionary.”
The Mark Dubbeld Family has a song to sing, a word to write, and a call to answer. While a majority of their writing is composing music, Janene Dubbeld has a passion to see children and young people exposed to what she calls, “true heroes.” She says: “With so many other influences in our world today, it is important to be sure our children are exposed to examples of those who give all for Jesus. Mary Esther Hermiz is certainly a wonderful example.” To order the book just in time for Christmas go to .
Janene Dubbeld also writes a monthly article as well as a weekly devotion for
You can learn more about the Mark Dubbeld Family at or .
You can reach the Mark Dubbeld Family by E-mail 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.

Karen Peck and New River Score Another #1

Dahlonega, GA (November 22, 2013) Multi-award winning group Karen Peck and New River have once again come up with a #1 song. Titled 'Revival' this song resonates with audiences and radio listeners everywhere. This has resulted in their 4th number 1 song across the board on all the major Southern Gospel music charts that was either written or co-written by Karen. The song hit #1 for the month of January in the Singing News chart and has been in the top spot on charts for 4 straight weeks.

The song was co-written by Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna Turner West and Don Poythress at Daywind Publishing. It was recorded at Daywind Records by the group on their latest project with the same title as the single 'Revival'. Karen Peck and New River knew radio was playing this song, because something special was happening when they sang this song at concerts. Fans were singing along, hands were being raised and people were being blessed.

“We are so passionate about 'Revival'. We are praying that the Lord will break out revival all over this world. More than ever we need Him.” Karen went on to say “Thanks to our precious DJ's for believing in the song and for partnering with us in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

This is an article written by Kenna Turner West on the writing of the song 'Revival'.

You can learn more about Karen Peck and New River at or .

You can reach Karen Peck and New River by E-mail at .

Karen Peck and New River are booked by The Harper Agency - Phone: 615-851-4500 - .


About Karen Peck and New River
No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River are a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest and highest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man's world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River's hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.

Channing Eleton Breaking New Ground

Dalton, GA (November 22, 2013) Always trying to think “out of the box” singer/songwriter and musician extraordinaire Channing Eleton is breaking new ground with a novel new idea.
In the secular world a fairly new concept is called “House Concerts”. This is proving to be pretty popular and successful for artists who dare to break tradition and try it. Eleton is taking this concept to an entirely new level by using the modern facilities of internet video.
You'll be able to watch and chat in real-time from the comfort of your home. He'll be doing songs from his first record, 'SUMMER RAINS HAVE GONE', as well as a couple of tunes from his new record.
He even will have a special surprise guest. Make some popcorn, relax and enjoy. Wear your PJs if you want to. There are only a few tickets being offered...don't miss out on this one!
In a special announcement Channing stated “My first ever concert is about a week away. (Sunday, December 1st at 4PM EST). It will be a live and interactive concert from my living room, (at my piano). I'll be sharing some songs I've written, a Christmas song or two and a special surprise.”
Channing went on to say “You can watch from your house on your desktop or laptop computer.
You don't even have to leave home. This will not be archived or recorded, so it will be a totally unique experience for those attending. Hey, you can even watch in your pajamas if you want to.”
Eleton will be doing a special interactive, live concert. There are 2 things you need to attend: First, your home computer AND 2nd A virtual "ticket". Click the link below to purchase one. .
There are a limited number of tickets, so you might want to go ahead and get yours today. By the way, the ticket price is set at "pay what you can". If you need any help signing up, email Channing here .
You can find more information about Channing Eleton at or .
Channing can be reached by E-mail at .


About Channing Eleton
For 4 1/2 years, he toured extensively with Poet Voices playing concerts from Delaware to California and from Canada to the Caribean. This led to so many great things for Eleton. He gained valuable experience while on the road, making many, many new friends.

Channing married his sweetheart, Christina Fleming, whom he’d met two years prior at a Poet Voices concert. Channing continues, “I know when I’m up on that stage, she’s praying for me. Words can’t even begin to describe how I feel. I am blessed more than I deserve. I’m so thankful!”

March 23, 2000 finds Eleton joining Gospel music super-group, Gold City. For the next six years, he tours as part Gold City’s ‘Band Of Gold’. In September of that year, Gold City’s band with Eleton, won The Singing News Fan Award for ‘BAND OF THE YEAR’. In May of 2001, the Southern Gospel Music Association named Channing Eleton as its ‘Musician Of The Year’. “I take great pride in this honor because it was voted on and awarded to me by my peers.” October of 2005, Channing resigned his position as Gold City’s keyboardist. Channing reflects, “I’ll always be thankful for my days spent with Gold City”.

Channing says “The older I get, the more I realize that God uses the different seasons of our lives to prepare for us what’s to come. I have learned to keep looking ahead. Keep plowing forward, while enjoying the present and living each day to its fullest.”

"In the Heat of the Night" “Christmas Time’s A Comin’” CD now available for download

Historic Christmas CD comes to Itunes and for charity

NBC network stars, country and bluegrass Hall of Famers joined their voices for drug abuse prevention on a project that created the first major bluegrass collaboration featuring numerous legendary performers with a TV show cast.
"In the Heat of the Night" stars Alan Autry, “Bubba Skinner,” and Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode,” organized the effort under Autry-Franks Productions bringing together the cast and numerous stars of country, bluegrass and gospel music to assist.
Autry and Franks just released “Christmas Time’s A Comin’” CD on Itunes and still focusing on its original purpose.
“Last year we heard from many Heat fans who were really pleased that we once again made the actual CD available,” Franks said. “Folks can still hold a piece of the show’s history in their hands by getting the CD including photos of the cast and of the historic recording sessions. But now, in addition if they just want to download the music or simply hear a sample they can. Their download and CD purchases help us help others.”
Franks was the studio producer on the eight-month long production that included over 60 performers, visited seven studios in four states, included 12 recording engineers and took over 175 studio hours to complete.
“Whether its Carroll O’Connor’s ‘Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella,’ Crystal Fox and her version of ‘The Christmas Song’ or Alan Autry’s ‘Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, there are some musical tastes that fit almost every palate,” Franks said.
The CD was originally released in association with Sonlite Records, Crimson Records and MGM Worldwide Television Group and debuted officially from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with a special appearance by Franks, Autry and show co-star David Hart. It is available again in association with original partner Sonlite Records, but this time exclusively through the non-profit Share America Foundation, Inc. continuing the original purpose denoted by the cast and music stars.
Autry and Franks ("Let’s Live Everyday Like It Was Christmas") joined other cast members including the late Carroll O'Connor, the late Howard Rollins ("The Night Before Christmas"), Anne-Marie Johnson ("Little Drummer Boy"), Hart (""Let It Snow), Geoffrey Thorne ("I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"), and Fox to perform a favorite Christmas song. Other cast members including Wilbur Fitzgerald, Bob Penny and Sharon Pratt joined in on group performances of "Jingle Bells" and "Christmas Time's A Comin'.''
Franks and Autry brought together several music stars that donated their performances. Among them Country Music Hall of Fame members Jimmy Dickens, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, the late Kitty Wells, the late Pee Wee King, and the late Grant Turner.
Other stars included Jesse McReynolds, the late Jim McReynolds, Jerry Douglas, the Whites, Mac Wiseman, the Marksmen Quartet, Ralph Stanley, the Lewis Family, the late Doug Dillard, the late Chubby Wise, Mose Davis, Bobby Wright, the late Johnnie Wright, the late Josh Graves, the late Jimmy Martin, Buddy Spicher, Jim Hoke, Abe Manuel, Jr., Ken Holloway, John Farley, Bill Everett, the late Gene Daniell and Wayne Lewis.
The project includes the sounds of bluegrass, jazz, rhythm and blues, Cajun, country and pop.
Fans can also Like the project on its new Facebook page and find original cast interviews about the project at Randall Franks TV on YouTube.
The CD is also available online at or via mail for a donation of $20, inside the U.S., and $25, outside the U.S., to the Share America Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 42, Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755.
Alan Autry is currently appearing in the TV series "Hart of Dixie" while Franks is acting in films with his latest project coming to theaters in 2014.
The duo joined musical forces again in 2013 releasing the Americana CD "Mississippi Moon: Country Traditions" featuring 11 country, bluegrass and gospel songs, also available on Itunes and
For more information about Alan Autry, visit or Randall Franks, visit

The Goulds Release New CD 'Christmas'

Joplin, MO (November 20,2013) Up and coming Gospel artists the Goulds will release their new CD, 'Christmas' in time
for the holiday season. Available December 2, 2013, Tim Gould put together the vocal arrangements and recorded the CD at LR Studios in Joplin, Missouri. The CD was produced by Tim Gould and Chris White.

“We are excited to see our fans reactions to our new, fresh take on some favorite tunes from the Christmas season,” Tim Gould stated about 'Christmas'.

The Gould family, who recently won a spot to sing on the main stage of the National Quartet Convention, spreads God’s salvation through their singing talents. The group singers include Tim, and daughters, Kelsey and Christa. Deb, mother and wife, works the sound board and handles the wardrobe and equipment.

The holiday CD contains some of everyone's favorite Christmas classics. The complete list includes:

Hark The Harold Angels Sing
O Come All Ye Faithful
Silver Bells
Do You Hear What I Hear
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Joy To The World
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
The First Noel
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
Winter Wonderland
White Christmas

To find out more about the Goulds go to or .
You can reach the Goulds at
The Goulds are booked by Duane Garren (417) 236-9090.

About The Goulds
The Goulds are a normal everyday family who enjoy spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through song. They are based out of Joplin, Mo. and travel the country wherever God opens doors. The Goulds attend and serve at Christ's Community United Methodist Church in Joplin, Mo. and invite you to come and worship with them every chance you get. Most Sunday's will find the Goulds serving through song in another church but the staff and members of Christ's Community UMC welcome you with open arms. The Goulds have sung along side many groups including The Lesters, The Mark Trammell Quartet, The Blackwood Brothers and many others. The Goulds are known for their tight harmony and uplifting message that touches young and old alike.

An Isaacs Family Christmas On TBN

Nashville, TN (November 19, 2013) We would like to invite you and your family to spend an hour of your Christmas season with us by watching a new special we taped for TBN entitled “An Isaacs Family Christmas”.
This special features songs from our latest Christmas CD “The Isaacs Christmas“ as well as impromptu performances by the Isaacs and their families. You'll get to know each of our personalities as we tell stories, read scriptures, go shopping, cook Christmas dinner and share our annual traditions for both Christmas and Hanukkah.
Also joining us for live performances is our dear friend Brandon Heath, and the incredible Miss Jamie Grace and her sister Morgan as the duet ...Harper Still. They all share their favorite Christmas memories and traditions with us and we enjoy holiday stories together.
The date and times for the special to air will be announced at a later time. Please look for this information very soon and know how much we look forward to sharing our Christmas celebration with you and your family.
You can learn more about the Isaacs at or .
You can book the Isaacs at The Harper Agency - - 615.851.4500


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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SGN Scoops November Issue Now Available

We are excited to present the November issue of SGNScoops Magazine! A picture is worth a thousand words, right? The cover this month captures the spirit of this year’s 2013 Creekside Gospel Music Convention! The spirit is certainly the spirit of Joy! The smiles almost tell it all, but catch the details of this year’s event along with a listing of Diamond Award winners in this issue.

Also, this month’s issue is not the typical predominately Southern Gospel Music Magazine. We’re just a bit on the COUNTRY side! This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Christian Country like never before. Don’t miss Rick Kiser’s story, “Christian Country Gives Thanks,” as well as features on Sharron Kay King, Steve Brown, Greg McDougal.

This month also features Providence Quartet and Canaan’s Crossing. Lorraine Walker and Rob Patz put together a fabulous Thanksgiving article allowing the Southern Gospel Community voice their gratitude.

We all need our spirits boosted, so don’t miss encouragement from Sherry Anne and Dr. Jeff Steele, and don’t miss reading Lou Hildreth’s special memories. A story on “Mary Anne Oglesby and The Veranda” is sure to warm hearts of families dealing with Alzheimer’s and we hope will inspire other churches to care for the aged in their congregations.

Award winning Songwriter, Belinda Smith shares her ministry and Ethan Whisnant shares his “Younger Perspective.”
Read about latest music, Christian Fitness, and more in this this well-crafted, beautifully designed online magazine.

Remember, SGNScoops is digital and free! Please share with friends!

Find the magazine here


Iconic Group Honored with Brand New Recording
(Nashville, Tenn.) – The wait is finally over! The brand-new Cathedrals Family Reunion project is officially available online at digital retailers and wherever great christiah music is sold.

For the first time ever, five alumni members of the Cathedrals have reunited to present a special project featuring all-new recordings of some of the most loved and biggest hits of their career. In this once-in-a-lifetime compact disc, Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell, Danny Funderburk and Gerald Wolfe blend their voices together re-creating that classic Cathedral sound.

Distributed by Provident Distribution, this historic recording is presented through a special partnership with IMC Management and StowTown Records. Landon Beene (IMC Management) states: "You're going to LOVE this project! I loved the Cathedrals - they're the group that made me love this great, gospel music! To hear these five men come together and sing these songs is absolutely thrilling!'

Track Listing:

1. Blood Washed Band
2. We Shall Be Caught Up
3. Wedding Music
4. We'll Work
5. O Come Along
6. I've Read The Back of the Book
7. Yesterday
8. Can He, Could He, Would He
9. Oh, What A Savior
10. He Made A Change
11. Somebody Touched Me
12. Search Me, O God
13. Champion of Love

To purchase the project on iTunes, click here:

The Freemans Release New Video, "Lead Me Home"

Nashville, TN (November 19, 2013) The Freemans have just released an awesome, inspiring video that will easily crossover from Gospel to Country music. “Lead Me Home” features Darrell Freeman at his best. The video is already making a splash on YouTube.
For people in radio this video will give you a visual of what you are playing and make the song even more interesting to you.
You can get a glimpse of what they have done on the link below.
Click here to view the video: .
You can learn more about the Freemans at or .
You can reach the Freemans at .
The Freemans are booked by Rivergate Talent Agency - 615.649.8181


About The Freemans
History, experience and spiritual wisdom are three attributes that can be used to describe the foundation of the Freeman ministry. Deeply rooted with family, the Freemans experience spans 30+ years. From Darrell’s entrance at age 16 with his family’s group, the Pathways, to Chris’s award-winning teenage years with the Hinsons, the Freemans know the ins and outs of Southern Gospel music.

No doubt, Chris’s unique sound is the reason she was the youngest female artist ever to receive the coveted “Queen of Gospel Music” award two years in a row (’76, ’77) as voted by the readers of Singing News Magazine. In 1980, the lives of Darrel and Chris Freeman became one when they married on August 2nd. After singing with the Pathways for three years Darrell and Chris headed for Nashville and began the Freemans. Joe Freeman, Darrell’s cousin, soon joined them as the third part harmony, as well as their keyboard player. With this sound they have garnered tremendous growth and success.

In 1997, Darrell and Chris’s daughter, Misty, began playing acoustic guitar with the group on stage. Then in 1998, she began singing with them when they recorded Standing Out. Also on stage is Caylon Freeman, Darrell and Chris’s youngest child. He decided to join his family on the road full-time in 2002. He is now playing the drums and singing some with the group.

Now in their 20th year, the Freemans, still do approximately 250 dates a year, and continue to experience tremendous success.

Jim Sheldon Claims #1 Song On CMW Chart

Danville, KY (November 15, 2013) The award nominated 'Positive Cowboy' Jim Sheldon saw his latest single “I Saw A Man” debut at #1 on the Christian Music Weekly Country Chart. It also landed #14 on the Christian Voice Magazine Country Chart and #31 on their Southern Gospel Chart for December.
“All glory and praise goes to my Lord Jesus Christ” Jim stated, “Without Him I am nothing.”
Jim is a weekly regular on The Music City Show performing as the 'Positive Cowboy'. The show is produced by Godsey and Associates and shown on RFDTV weekly on Thursday nights. He is backed up on the show by The Blue Jean Band consisting of the finest musicians in Nashville.
Jim Sheldon also has a popular yearly Homecoming in Danville, Kentucky. This year featuring not only Jim and The Blue Jean Band but also special guests The Isaacs.
You can learn more about Jim Sheldon at or .
You can reach Jim by E-mail at .
To book Jim Sheldon contact .


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.

Songwriter Jimmy Yeary Scores Big With CMA Song of the Year – “I Drive Your Truck”

Nashville, TN (November 14, 2013) “I Drive Your Truck” written by Jimmy Yeary, Jessi Alexander, and Connie Harrington walked away with the Country Music Association Song of the Year Award at the 47th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS. The Awards aired live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC-TV on Wednesday, November 6th.
The Number One song on the Country charts was recorded by Lee Brice and quickly swept the country off it's feet with the touching story. Yeary commented “The story behind this song is so powerful and connects with everyday people's lives and the losses we all endure. This song speaks to everyone”. Jimmy continued “Without the sacrifice of people like Jared Monti, whom this song was written about, none of this would be possible. I am honored that I had a part in the world getting to hear his story.”

Many great songs have co-writers and Jimmy acknowledges Jessi Alexander and Connie Harrington saying “I can't think of any two people I'd rather share this Award with.”

Jimmy was also a co-writer on the Martina McBride super hit “I'm Gonna Love You Through It” (Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Ben Heyslip), Rascal Flats big song “Why Wait” (Jimmy Yeary, Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro) and with his wife Sonya Isaacs Yeary's inspiration the Heidi Newfield's release of “Stay Up Late” (Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Ben Hayslip).

You can learn more about Jimmy Yeary at


About Jimmy Yeary
Jimmy Yeary (born in Hillsboro, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter.
In 1994, Yeary moved to Nashville, Tennessee to begin a career as a recording artist. Although he was signed to Atlantic Records, a change in label personnel prevented his debut single from being released.
Through the assistance of Paul Worley and Wally Wilson, Yeary found work as a songwriter. Among Yeary's co-writing credits are Joe Diffie's top 10 hit "In Another World", Rascal Flatts' number 1 single "Why Wait", Troy Olsen's "Summer Thing", Martina McBride's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It", Heidi Newfield's "Stay Up Late", and Lee Brice's "I Drive Your Truck". He has sung lead for Shenandoah and The Isaacs.

Yeary is married to Country/Gospel singer Sonya Isaacs. The couple has one son, Ayden James Yeary, born on July 25, 2011.

First African American President Of SBC Is Fan Of Three Bridges

Nashville, TN (November 14, 2013) History was made on June 19, 2012 when the Southern Baptist Convention elected their first African American President, Dr. Fred Luter. History was also made earlier this month when Dr Luter commented that he is a fan Three Bridges.
Dr. Luter is pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist church in New Orleans, LA. He grew the church from a remnant 65 people in a white-flight neighborhood to a congregation of more than 8,000. Franklin Avenue is now approaching 5,000 worshipers each Sunday despite the depressed population of the city.
Earlier this month Three Bridges sang to the Louisiana SBC Pastors and church leaders. To the delight of Three Bridges members Elliott McCoy, Shannon Smith, and Jeremie Hudson, Dr. Fred Luter, SBC President commented "I love Three Bridges! I'm their #1 fan!".
Elliott McCoy, manager and Baritone singer stated "What an honor to minister to the Pastors and church leaders of the SBC in Louisiana. They are making a great impact for Christ. It was also a great privilege to be with Dr. Fred Luter and his precious wife, Elizabeth, again! We love them dearly!"
This has been an exciting month for Three Bridges. Lead singer Shannon Smith said “In the space of one month we have ministered at the Tennessee Assemblies of God Pastor's Convention, been featured in the Church of God (Cleveland) Evangel magazine, and now ministered at this convention.”
You can learn more about Three Bridges at or .
You can reach Three Bridges by E-mail at .
Three Bridges is booked by Beckie Simmons Agency - 615.595.7500 // .
You can learn more about the Southern Baptist Convention at .

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 many of the Bill Gaither Homecoming video tapings and were special guests on a video for the United Nation.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

James and Jeff Easter: Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son joins James Easter of the legendary Easter Brothers with his son Jeff, of the Dove Award winning duo Jeff & Sheri Easter for a special recorded event. The result is an album that tells the story of the timeless relationships between both an earthly father and son, all the while reminding us of our important relationship with our Heavenly Father and the gift He gave us in His Son.
Jeff tells us why this album and why now: “I’ve always said my dad is my favorite singer of all and now it is great that I get to honor his voice. He is 81 years old and he is still my inspiration. The things I’ve learned from him growing up still keeps me grounded. I love you, Daddy!”
Sheri Easter wrote the title track in honor of James and Jeff, and co-wrote other songs for the album. “I’m grateful that Jeff had the vision to do this project and for the help that Sheri has been to Jeff,” James shares.
He adds: “One of my favorite scriptures is Romans 8:38-39 where we’re promised that nothing can separate us from the love of God. I am thankful for this promise in my life and in the lives of my children.”
The father/son theme resonated with a couple of Jeff’s friends, who he invited to join him. Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn join on the first single, “Way Up On The Mountain,” and Gerald and Jason Crabb sing the Paul Overstreet/Don Schlitz song “I’ve Got No Rocks to Throw.”
Like Father, Like Son released on November 5 and is available atCrossroads, iTunes, and AmazonMP3.

Watch James, Jeff, and Sheri talk about “Like Father, Like Son”:

Mansion Entertainment Welcomes Daniel Johnson As Director Of Publishing

Franklin, TN (11-11-2013) – Mansion Entertainment welcomes Daniel Johnson to fill the Director of Publishing role.

After experiencing growth and success in its catalog of songs during the past 3 years, including top charting Southern Gospel songs and copyrights being featured in television programs; Mansion Entertainment has brought Daniel Johnson on board to continue to fulfill the ever expanding needs of its music publishing division.

Daniel brings a broad background of experience to the position including 2 years as a missionary in Bangladesh, direct work in radio and radio promotion, a writer and reporter for several newspapers and his own successful music ministry, acting, performing with his wife as a duo in the group Pearly Gates and previously serving as the President of The United States Association of Gospel Entertainers and Musicians (USAGEM).

His specific work as a songwriter and music publisher has had Daniel working in the past with Country Singer/Songwriter Paul Overstreet, the publishing catalog of Maryjohn Wilkin who was probably best known for “One Day At A Time”, managing his own publishing catalog and penning six Number One Christian-Country hits.

Daniel will oversee the search for new material for the Mansion Publishing Catalog as well as music placement of existing copyrights. To reach Daniel Johnson for information regarding new songs he can be contacted via email at

Attached Picture Information L to R: Bill Traylor, Daniel Johnson, John Mathis

Danny Norman and Scott Lucas Team Up to Win AMG Award

Nashville, TN November 11, 2013- The video “Reason’s” by Danny Norman, directed by Scott Lucas, has been used to reach people all across the country in a mighty way. On Saturday, November 9th the video was honored as the Artist Music Guild’s 2013 Music Video of The Year.

The 2013 Artist Music Guild Awards ceremony was held in Fort Mill, SC and hosted by music legend Chubby Checker. “I would like to take the time to thank God for inspiring me to write the song Reasons. I want to thank all my fans and friends that have taken the time to watch and share my video”, said Danny. “This song has touched and ministered to so many people who have lost their precious loved ones. I wrote and recorded this song for a dear friend and family, who lost their daughter and son-in-law in an automobile accident. My prayers and love goes out to anyone who has experienced a tragedy or loss of someone you love dearly. I pray God would comfort you each and everyday and bring reassurance that someday, we will see our loved ones again and we will know the Reasons why.”

Director Scott Lucas states, "When Danny came to me with this song I knew the video was going to reach people on a whole new level. To this day I still hear from people that have been touched through this video. I am so happy for Danny and honored to have had a part in this video. Special thanks to Kevin Hayes, who helped to bring my vision to reality."

If you have not seen this powerful video yet, you can view it using the link below.

For more information on Danny Norman visit
For more information on Artist Music Guild visit

Roni Goss Completes New Project At Lamp Music

Whitesburg, GA : Grammy award winning producer and musician Roni Goss of Gospel Hall of Fame group, The Goss Brothers recently completed a new CD project at Lamp Music South in Whitesburg, GA.

The project also featured soloist Teresa Hurt of Longview, WA. She was accompanied by several industry recognizable contributors from The Nancy Harmon Singers and other TBN associated singers and ministries.

Roni has worked at Lamp Music numerous times in recent years. He recently commented during the production, "Lamp has been one my favorite places to work for some time. . . the quality is unbeatable and the atmosphere reminds me of some of the great studios back in the day like LeFevre Sound!"

The sessions were engineered by industry veteran Mike Pillow. He also commented on the project, "It's always a joy to work with Roni. I appreciate the relationship that I've had with Roni and Lari for over 25 years and counting!"

Lamp is currently scheduling recording sessions for Winter of 2013-2014.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Brad Davis Concept Video To Debut On Nashville Country Revival

The new concept video and current single "Never Give The Devil A Ride" by Brad Davis was made available Tuesday afternoon, October 22nd, via social media and will make its television debut on the popular show, Nashville Country Revival, airing weekly on several national networks including Daystar and TNN.

Nashville Country Revival has become a hit among viewers with its concept video oriented presentation of Country and Bluegrass flavored songs ranging from Gospel, Country and Bluegrass artists. The episode featuring “Never Give The Devil A Ride” will air on the Daystar Television Network Saturday October, 26th at 3:30pm CST.

Daystar will air the episode again the following Friday.

"Never Give The Devil A Ride" is set to debut on a Nashville Country Revival episode airing on The Nashville Network (TNN) in approximately 3 weeks.

NCR airs every Sunday morning at 7:30am CST on TNN. For more information about Nashville Country Revival and air times visit

"Never Give The Devil A Ride" by Brad Davis was shot on location near Lewisburg, TN featuring a rare, historic 1948 Diamond T truck and cameo appearances by ordinary everyday people giving their endorsement to the theme of the song. The song is currently charting across multiple genres and formats including Bluegrass, Southern Gospel and Country including airplay on The Legendary WSM 650 in Nashville. The video can be viewed on YouTube at: Brad Davis - "Never Give The Devil A Ride" - Official Video For Current Single


Nashville, TN: It was announced today that Freedom Quartet has reached a booking agreement with BSA/Beckie Simmons Agency of Nashville, TN, effective immediately. Freedom Quartet consists of John Rulapaugh, tenor, Dale Shipley, lead, Preston Garner, baritone and Burman Porter, bass.

Concerning this new agreement, manager John Rulapaugh states, “From my earliest days on the road with the original Dove Brothers and later with Palmetto State Quartet, I have enjoyed a wonderful friendship and working relationship with Beckie and all the BSA family. With the transition of taking Freedom from a Trio to a Quartet, plus adding my dear friend Burman Porter, it makes this decision feel all the more like moving back home!” The new Freedom Quartet website is

Beckie Simmons adds, “BSA welcomes Freedom Quartet to our family of artists. Since John and Burman have already been part of our BSA family, it feels like they are indeed coming back home! These guys have many years of experience collectively, allowing them to produce a great experience of Quartet music. Our BSA staff looks forward to working with them and being a part of their bright future!”

For booking information contact BSA/Beckie Simmons Agency 615.595.7500 or visit


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dove Award-winning Difference Media artist Canton Junction will donate proceeds from their recording, “Back On My Feet Again,” to The Dream Center, a multi-faceted urban ministry impacting the people of Los Angeles. The group’s music video of the song will premiere on Thursday, November 7, and will be viewable at and beginning November 8. Featured on Canton Junction’s full-length CD and DVD, Show Me Your Way, “Back On My Feet Again” is currently available at

“We wanted to use ‘Back On My Feet Again’ to draw attention to the great work of The Dream Center,” said Pastor Matthew Hagee of Canton Junction. “The message of restoration and hope is what The Dream Center is working on 24 hours a day, seven days a week—helping one life at a time to get back on their feet again.”

“This song has ministered to so many of our people to refuse to stay down and choose to embrace second chances,” said Pastor Matthew Barnett, founder of The Dream Center. Established in 1994, The Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 50,000 individuals and families each month. The Center provides mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for teens and adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more.

Comprised of GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Aaron Crabb; award-winning bass vocalist Tim Duncan; singer, pastor and author Matthew Hagee; and acclaimed vocalist Shane McConnell, the members of Canton Junction have collectively garnered numerous Dove Awards and multiple GRAMMY® nominations, among other accolades and honors.

Difference Media is a division of Cornerstone Church, founded and pastored by John Hagee. The label features some of the leading names in Southern Gospel music, including Aaron & Amanda Crabb, Canton Junction, Matthew Hagee, Tim Duncan, The Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, John Hagee and The Hagees. A non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members, Cornerstone Church is home to John Hagee Ministries, which telecasts Pastor Hagee’s radio and television teachings throughout America and to more than 190 countries around the globe. The ministry also operates GETV, a 24/7 online television and video on-demand broadcast of sermons and original programming, as well as music videos and performances by Difference Media artists (

For further information, visit or Follow Canton Junction on Twitter @cantonjunction.

Wayne Haun orchestrates for Celine Dion's latest release

NASHVILLE, TN (November 7, 2013) - Add Celine Dion's name to an ever-growing list of artists who call on Wayne Haun for his arranging expertise.

iTunes acknowledges that Celine Dion became a bestselling artist based on her "emotional, lushly orchestrated pop ballads," so even the low-key Haun will admit that orchestrating two songs on her newly-released recording, "Loved Me Back to Life," is an accomplishment for which he is grateful.

Jessica Simpson, Rayburn, J. Mark McVey, and Earl Scruggs are just a sampling of other
mainstream artists who have hired Haun, but in typical fashion, he shows appreciation for those who have opened the door to make such opportunities possible. "I really need to thank producers Tricky Stewart and especially Aaron Pearce for asking me to play a small role in their stellar production. Aaron has always been a great collaborator and friend."

In an already gratifying year, the 4-time Grammy nominee and 3-time BMI Music
Award winner recently garnered attention as he released his debut jazz vocal recording through StowTown Records and Provident/Sony Distribution. With fresh interpretations of timeless love songs and classic Broadway tunes, Wayne Haun's "Old Soul" CD took the number one spot on the iTunes Jazz chart for two days -- a chart that included Harry Connick, Jr., and Dave Koz. In all, the project remained in the iTunes Jazz Top 10 for a full week.

Haun also continues to be thankful for the support of the GMA/Dove Award voters, as
2013 added 4 more honors to his total. This year, his name was called for both producing (Jason Crabb's "Inspirational Album of the Year" and "Southern Gospel Performance of the Year") and songwriting ("Bluegrass Recorded Song" and "Country Recorded Song").

As co-founder and co-owner of StowTown Records, Vine Records, and Sunset Gallery
Music, the East Tennessee native continues to write and arrange as a staff songwriter for Lillenas, while touring full-time as the musical director for Ernie Haase and Signature Sound.

About StowTown Records

Founded in 2011, StowTown Records reflects the musical vision of Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun, and is the creative home for Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Perrys, Doug Anderson, Devin McGlamery, The Collingsworth Family, Beyond the Ashes, The Browns, and selected classic music from The Cathedrals, their legendary bass singer, George Younce, and The Cathedral Family Reunion. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, this independent label has quickly garnered industry attention with multiple GMA/Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their
highly-respected artist roster. For more information on StowTown Records, visit


Iconic Group Honored with Brand New Recording

Limited Tickets Still Available For Cathedrals Family Reunion Event This Weekend!
(Nashville, Tenn.) – They set the benchmark by which gospel groups are measured. They had a sound like no other. They were the most loved and popular gospel quartet of their generation. They were The Cathedrals!

Now, for the first time ever, five alumni members of the Cathedrals are reuniting to present a special Cathedrals Family Reunion CD featuring all-new recordings of some of the most loved and biggest hits of their career. In this once-in-a-lifetime collection, Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase, Mark Trammell, Danny Funderburk and Gerald Wolfe blend their voices together re-creating that classic Cathedral sound. The CD also features a few special recordings with members of the groups Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and The Mark Trammell Quartet.

This historic recording is being presented through a special partnership with IMC Management and StowTown Records. Landon Beene (IMC Management) states: "I loved the Cathedrals, they're the group that made me love this great, gospel music! To hear these five men come together and sing these songs is absolutely thrilling. I cannot wait for everyone to hear this."

The brand new studio recording will be released on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 to all digital and retail outlets but fans attending the Cathedrals Family Reunion Event this weekend in Fort Worth, TX will be the first ones available to purchase the recording.

A very limited number of seats are still available for the weekend and may be purchased by calling 877-392-9710 or online at

Track Listing:

1. Blood Washed Band
2. We Shall Be Caught Up
3. Wedding Music
4. We'll Work
5. O Come Along
6. I've Read The Back of the Book
7. Yesterday
8. Can He, Could He, Would He
9. Oh, What A Savior
10. He Made A Change
11. Somebody Touched Me
12. Search Me, O God
13. Champion of Love

For more information on the Cathedrals Family Reunion event this weekend, visit

Beth Roose Presents A Family Christmas With Three Bridges

Katy, TX (November 6, 2013) Renowned film producer, Beth Roose, is proud to present her newest film A Family Christmas With Three Bridges. Roose wrote, directed and produced the film which has been picked up by Atlantic Syndication.
The half hour show will will be taped on November 23rd to be aired on a date to be announced in December. Featuring the award winning Gospel trio, Three Bridges, the program is set in a quaint little log cabin in Gatlinburg, TN where the group and all their families will gather around the table for Christmas dinner. Three Bridges will be singing six songs from their Christmas album as well as reading the Christmas story from the Bible and sharing personal stories of Christmas.
Beth Roose is doing much more in film production. She has recently completed a cooking show with Lulu Roman. Lulu, of HeeHaw fame, is featured nine children ranging for 6 to 8 years old join her in cooking a variety of things as well as sharing uplifting stories.
Roose is writer, creator, director, producer and executive producer of Cooking It Up With Lulu, which will be aired Thanksgiving Day on AMC at 4PM EST. The show has been picked up as a series and Atlantic Syndication will air it in 398 other markets.
A brief preview can be seen here:
You can learn more about Beth Roose Films at and
You can reach Beth Roose at .


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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Give Thanks Today!

Fall in Southern Ontario: watch the sun light up the reds and golds of the leaves in the trees; smell the tangy sent of burning leaves; feel the nip in the air as frost touches the land. Though it portends a cold, desolate winter, the season itself is bright and beautiful as nature splashes her paintbrush once more before slipping it under a blanket of snow.

I let the loveliness of the season wash over me and it helps to break the cycle of the rush of work, the duties of the day, and the cares of life. If you are like me, you need the special season of Thanksgiving as a reminder to stop and be thankful. In everything, we are to give thanks. As I hear the squeal of my brakes, I thank the Lord that car bills mean I have transportation to work. The sound of the rain on the rafters reminds me that I have a roof over my head and means to pay for that roof. I may have paperwork piled up on my desk at work, but I have a meaningful job that gives me a reason to step out of my door every morning.

So often in the Old Testament, we are told to give thanks to God, for ‘His love endures forever’. Enduring Love: Another great thing to be thankful for in this day of short attention spans and diluted commitments of love.

In the New Testament, the writers of the letters to the Church body often say that they give thanks to God ‘for you all’. We need to be reminded to be thankful for our fellow brothers and sisters in Jesus. They are the Body of Christ, our spiritual family, and God has given us a great opportunity to develop relationships with other believers. It is up to us to develop those relationships and to thank God for them.

There are more simple things that come to mind that we often overlook, things we forget to thank the Lord for as we bring to Him our latest laundry list of wants and needs. Family, health, skill and talent, spiritual gifts are all good and perfect blessings from a Father who loves us.

May we all take a moment this Fall to stop and thank our Heavenly Father for what He has given to us. Let us thank Him for what He has done through the gift of His Son. Let us thank Him most of all for Who He is. For His love endures forever.

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CNS Entertainment Announces Plans For Christmas In The Smokies Music Spectacular

Atlanta, GA - Christian music concert promoter, CNS Entertainment has announced plans to host the first ever Christmas In The Smokies Music Spectacular. This exciting holiday event will take place in the beautiful Smoky Mountains at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN.

This Christmas Spectacular will take place on Tuesday, December 3 and will feature a 10am morning session, as well as a 7pm evening concert. Popular trio, The Nelons and the talented LeFevre Quartet will be featured during the morning session, along with some very special guest performers. Both groups will also appear at the evening session. Joining them for the evening session will be popular singer/comedian Mark Lowry and talented pianist, Stan Whitmire.

For three decades, The Nelons have been bridging the traditional sounds of Southern Gospel with contemporary influences that inspire listeners of all ages. The musical ministry of The Nelons was born in the late 1970s from a name that has been synonomous with Gospel Music for nearly a century. In the 1920s, the original LeFevre Trio began traveling and singing. In the late 1950s, Rex Nelon joined the group and for the next 40 years, the Nelon/LeFevre combination proved to be a winning one. At the Christmas In The Smokies, the rich Nelon/LeFevre combination will be recreated as second and third generation Nelon, unite with second and third generation LeFevre to create a Christmas music spectacular that is sure to warm hearts and bring Christmas cheer.

Mark Lowry is known and loved around the world as a trusted voice in the realm of Gospel music and beyond. His legacy is forever sealed as an innately entertaining communicator who can, at once, make audiences laugh, cry and think. Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. This captivating song, which he co-wrote with Buddy Greene, has been recorded more than 400 times by artists from every genre. Mark has spent more than 20 collective years with the Grammy-award-winning Gaither Vocal Band and serves as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick for Bill Gaither through live concert tours and the best-selling Gaither Homecoming video series and television airings (now more than 150 volumes strong). A deep thinker and student of theology with an outrageous sense of humor, Mark’s life work includes a long list of recordings and DVDs reflecting a wide range of influences. Mark’s on-stage antics and music will, no doubt, delight all those attending the Christmas In The Smokies.

“We are so excited about the Christmas In The Smokies,” states Kelly Nelon Clark of the Nelons, host of the event. “Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and I am really looking forward to kicking off the season in the beautiful Smoky Mountains at this wonderful event. We love Mike LeFevre and the LeFevre Quartet, as well as Mark Lowry and Stan Whitmire. They are all like family to us, and we can’t wait to have the opportunity to be on stage with them. We’ll do quite a bit of laughing, maybe a little crying and definitely a lot of singing. It is going to be so much fun and we hope all our friends will join us for this special time, as we will make lots of new Christmas memories at the Christmas In The Smokies.”

This event will be one the entire family will enjoy, and will provide a wonderful way to kick off the festive, Christmas holiday season. Make plans now to join The Nelons, The Lefevre Quartet, Mark Lowry and Stan Whitmire at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN, on December 3 as the Christmas In The Smokies comes to the beautiful Smoky Mountains. A complete schedule, including ticket pricing is available online at Tickets may also be purchased by calling 888-887-2009.

Exciting Homecoming Christmas Concert Coming

Guin, AL (November 5, 2013) Get ready for an exciting event in Guin. Alabama. On Saturday December 7th at 7:00PM CST. This is a community event, so if you like the Homecoming concerts presented by Bill Gaither, you will love this special"Homecoming Christmas Concert".

Christmas has always been a time for family and friends to gather in one home and share a meal, catch up with the past year's events and sing all your favorite Christmas songs around the piano. Come out to this special evening and celebrate the most special time of the year with some of your favorite singers and bring your family to join in this event.

The big night will take place at The Guin First United Methodist Church. The star studded concert will include special guest: Ann Downing, Daryl Williams, Shannon Knight, Brent and Heather Mitchell, and The Daryl Williams Trio. This will be an incredible night of beautiful Christmas music.

Daryl Williams stated “The homecoming style is very popular today and we thought it would be a great treat for the people of Guin to experience and participate in such a unique event.”

Tickets can be purchased at Guin City Hall – (205)568-2242 or at the Guin First United Methodist Church – (2050 468-2429 for $10 each and will be available starting November 11th (Kids 12 and under free).

You can learn more about the Daryl Williams Trio at or .


About Daryl Williams
Daryl was born in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Burlingame, and grew up in San Jose California. His mother was active in Gospel Concert Promotions, and Daryl fell in love with Gospel Music at an early age. He remembers vividly spending time as a child with such Gospel legends as Doris Akers, Jake Hess and Vestal Goodman. It was at the age of 7 that Daryl decided he wanted to write his first song. There are now over 1,100 songs in his catalog. Daryl went on to study music at California State University, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Music.
From 1994 to 2008 Daryl traveled full time with his own ministry team, the Daryl Williams Trio. They recorded 10 CD’s and appeared on many Gaither Homecoming Videos and Concerts. They also appeared as regulars for 7 years on TBN’s Unfolding Majesty program with hosts Dean and Mary Brown.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Three Bridges Featured In The Evangel

Nashville, TN (November 5, 2013) Award winning Gospel trio Three Bridges has some great things in the works and one has already come to fruition. A leading church magazine, The Evangel, the official publication of the Church of God, headquartered in Cleveland, TN, published a two page spread featuring Three Bridges.
Written by Wanda Griffith and titled “THREE BRIDGES, THIRTEEN YEARS – SOUTHERN GOSPEL WITH SOUL”, the article talks about an array of things ranging from their beginning and big song “Dear Captain” which pretty well launched the group's career, to their major influences and including their latest recording 'Twelve'. It also covers some testimonials from all three members of the group.
Jeremie Hudson, a credentialed minister with The Church of God, said "It's very humbling to be included in The Evangel. It's awesome when one's own denomination takes time and gives recognition.. I am very, very thankful."
The Evangel is distributed to every church in the organization and then given out free of charge to multiple thousands of church attenders every month where Three Bridges will be exposed to an untold number of new fans. Manager and baritone for the group Elliott McCoy stated "Thanks to Wanda Griffith for the wonderful article on Three Bridges in the monthly magazine The Church of God, The Church of God Evangel."
Lead singer, Shannon Smith, expressed his appreciation this way "We really enjoyed the interview with Wanda Griffith. She is such a sweet lady and she showed a genuine interest in Three Bridges and the ministry God has given us."
The direct link to the article in the Evangel and the article starts on page 24, or the complete website for the magazine is .
For over 125 years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 7 million with a presence in nearly 180 countries.
You can learn more about Three Bridges at or .
You can reach Three Bridges at .
Three Bridges is booked through Beckie Simmons Agency – 615.595.7500 - .


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 many of the Bill Gaither Homecoming video tapings and were special guests on a video for the United Nation.

2013 Diamond Award Winners Announced At Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Pigeon Forge, TN.(November 5, 2013) – SGN Scoops and Creekside Gospel Music Convention was proud to present the 2013 Diamond Awards on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The gala celebration was hosted by Tim Lovelace and included appearances by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver (pictured), Larry Ford, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Gerald Crabb and many others. The evening was also filmed by WATC, Channel 57 of Atlanta, Georgia, to be aired at a later date.

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, commented, “The Diamond Awards are always a special time of honoring the Gospel artists that fill our world with the music we love,” said Patz.“It’s great to take this opportunity to thank them and to be able to share the ceremony with fans across the nation and the world by internet. We are grateful to Tim Lovelace, our special musical guests and to WATC for recording the Diamond Awards. We had a wonderful time at the ceremony and we hope everyone will tune in and watch!" The airing date of the Awards will be announced shortly.
The 2013 Diamond Award Winners Are:



QUARTET OF THE YEAR:Ernie Haase and Signature Sound

TRIO OF THE YEAR: Booth Brothers

DUET OF THE YEAR: Aaron and Amanda Crabb



SUNRISE AWARD: Morgan Easter

SONG OF THE YEAR: I Want To Be That Man - Brian Free & Assurance

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Love Is Stronger – Jason Crabb






VIDEO/DVD OF THE YEAR: Pure & Simple – Gaither Vocal Band



PAUL HEIL AWARD (Broadcasting): Ken & Jean Grady- Gospel Music Today




About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention was held at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 28 through 30, 2013. The CGMC is presented by SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group at Pigeon Forge and is the home of The Diamond Awards and other special events. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit

About SGNScoops: SGNScoops Digital is a fully-downloadable monthly magazine that exists to promote the gospel by unveiling what is intriguing and real about Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. SGNScoops offers music news and views as well as concert and book reviews, inspirational articles and features reaching beyond our gospel music world. SGNScoops is the home of the Diamond Awards, a fan-based annual awards program recognizing the best in Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. SGN Scoops is always digital, always free. For more information: