Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Trio Formerly Known As Declaration Announces New Name

NASHVILLE, TN – December 9, 2014 — Today, the group known as Declaration – Kasey Kemp, Jake Sammons, and TJ Evans – announce their new name. Effective immediately, the talented trio will officially be known as Allegiance.
Kasey Kemp and Jake Sammons began this group over three years ago. At the time, searches by their attorney found that no businesses in the state of Tennessee or nationally were using the name. Recently, they were alerted that a secular group had trademarked the name, and they would have to cease using it. Thus, a search for a new name began.
Announcing their situation via video and asking for friends help via social media, over 500 name suggestions were sent in from all over the United States and even the United Kingdom. After much prayer and legal counsel, the group has changed the name.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with support from our friends during this time,” Kasey Kemp stated. “We’re so thankful for the support from all of our friends across the country and know that God has great things in store for Allegiance. He has blessed us, and we know he will continue.”
With a brand new album in the works, the name change, and an ever-growing calendar on the books, the group is looking forward to an exciting 2015!
For more information and to stay connected with Kasey, Jake and TJ, visit www.AllegianceTrio.com.
Allegiance is represented by the Adoration Agency. Contact Sophia Davis to schedule an appearance at 615-590-7453.

Trace Adkins adds Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Christmas Tour

(Nashville, TN – Dec 5, 2014) – Jason Crabb - Grammy winner and twenty-one time GMA Dove Award winner - will join country music superstar Trace Adkins as his very special guest on the final leg of The Christmas Show tour this season.

Throughout the evening, Trace Adkins tells the Christmas story and displays reverence for the true reason for the season - Jesus Christ - and Crabb is a perfect compliment to the evening. This is the second annual Christmas Show Tour, which features humorous and historical narration, gorgeous Celtic carols with his twelve-piece “Sarepta Symphony,” and renowned Scottish singer, Alyth McCormack.

Crabb will get audiences in the Christmas spirit with songs like "Mary, Did You Know," "Let's Make A Baby King," "Don't Save It All For Christmas Day," among others.

“I’m excited about Jason joining for a few dates,” Adkins stated. “I’ve wanted to work with him for a long time and I’m glad our schedules finally worked out. This is the perfect tour for us to work together”

Crabb said: "I can't wait to join Trace for his Christmas Show tour. We're going to have a great time celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ - the true reason for the season. You don't want to miss this!"

As an early Christmas gift, participating venues will gift a copy of Trace’s first-ever Christmas album, The King's Gift to ticket buyers along with their ticket purchase.

A full list of tour dates and tickets can be found online at www.JasonCrabb.com

Remaining Shows of The Christmas Show 2014 Tour with Jason Crabb
12/10 - Fayetteville, NC - Crown Theatre
12/13 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah’s Event Center
12/16 - Memphis, TN - The Orpheum Theatre
12/17 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Symphony Hall
12/18 - Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre
12/19 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater
12/20 - Ft. Pierce, FL - Sunrise Theater

ABOUT JASON CRABB: Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb is one of the most highly respected, versatile and talented artists to ever grace a stage. His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to arena platforms. Crabb is the reigning GMA Dove Awards’ Male Vocalist of the Year and currently holds twenty-one Dove Awards including Artist of the Year in addition to his Grammy. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, and ongoing high-profile TV appearances, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others. Love Is Stronger, his latest release, arrived onto the musical landscape with critical acclaim. Produced by musical heavyweights - Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin,) Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion) - the 11-track project features Jason at his very best and garnered attention from Entertainment Tonight, The Associated Press, FOX News, AOL Music, The Boot, CCM Magazine, New Release Tuesday and more. The video for the hit single - directed by award winner Roman White (Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber) - premiered at USAToday.com and is now featured on national music channels.

ABOUT TRACE ADKINS: Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed seven USO Tours.

In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), then a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film Moms Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). He developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day heroes and he has hosted the American Country Awards on FOX for four consecutive years.

Three Bridges On Christmas Tour

Nashville, TN (December 5, 2014) An exciting part of any artist's career is the festive time of Christmas Tours. That is where Three Bridges is today. For the next few weeks the Three Bridges "Christmas Must Be Tonight" tour features songs from their award winning CD, "Christmas Must Be Tonight".

Their latest Christmas album "Christmas Must Be Tonight” is a great holiday project with lots of fun songs and a good share of songs with the message of how the Savior came to earth on Christmas Day. The CD won the Ovation for Special Event Project of the Year, 2012 at the AGM Music Awards.

The tour will go through seven states including West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, and Texas.

A Three Bridges Christmas concert includes classic Christmas carols, some lesser known Christmas songs, a lot of fun, and, most importantly, a celebration of Immanuel, God-With-Us!

Elliott McCoy says, "I just get excited about singing my favorite music - Christmas music! And I am excited about sharing the true meaning of Christmas once again . . . that God loves the world so much that He gave His very best to us, Jesus Christ!"

The Tour includes these:

Friday, December 5th @ 7:00 pm // Martinsburg, WV
West View Baptist Church, 301 Louisiana Avenue

Saturday, December 6th @ 7:00 pm // Amelia, VA
Amelia Baptist Church, 9101 Amelia Street

Sunday, December 7th @ 8:30 & 10:30 am // Lumberton, NC
Kingdom Place, 2610 East 5th St., Hwy. 211 South

Sunday, December 14th @ 10:30 am // Monroe, GA
The Praise Center, 1857 HWY 78 NW

Tuesday, December 16th @ 7:00 pm // Fort Smith, AR
Larry's Living Room, 6400 Hwy 71 W

Wednesday, December 17th @ 7:00 pm // Gadsden, AL
Cathedral of Praise, 2703 Meighan Blvd

Sunday, December 21st @ 10:45 am & 11:30 am // Austin, TX
Jubilee Christian Center, 2909 West William Cannon Dr

For more information about these events, check out their calendar at:http://threebridges.net/calendar-3b.

You can learn more about Three Bridges at http://threebridgesgospel.com or https://www.facebook.com/3BridgesMusic .
You can reach Three Bridges at threebridgesinfo@gmail.com or Twitter at https://twitter.com/3BridgesMusic .
Three Bridges is booked by the Beckie Simmons Agency - 615.595.7500 or www.bsaworld.com .


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.


Abraham Productions, Inc. announces a new major event in Ohio for 2015. The event, "Harvest Homecoming," is a joint venture between Abraham Productions and Ohio Christian University to be held October 8-10, 2015 at The Maxwell Center located on the OCU campus in Circleville, OH. Harvest Homecoming will feature some of the biggest names in Southern Gospel Music, speakers, showcases and comedy.

Abraham Productions' President Ray Flynn said, "Abraham Productions has been looking to add a new event for some time. Ohio Christian University has already been doing a homecoming concert at their college, and by joining forces collaboratively, API and OCU can present a major first-class national Southern Gospel Event in the Fall that meets the needs of the Gospel Music Fans."

Tony McCrary, the OCU Director of Events, stated, "We are excited to welcome Abraham Productions to Ohio Christian University. This partnership ensures the continuation of a rich history of Southern Gospel Concerts here on our campus. However, this will bring an even greater concert experience to gospel music fans of Ohio and the Midwest. Welcome, Abraham Productions."

The new Harvest Homecoming event will be held at The Maxwell Center on the campus of Ohio Christian University in Circleville, OH, just a few miles from Columbus. It will feature a large host of talent to include The Booth Brothers, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Brian Free & Assurance, Jason Crabb, The Talleys, Ivan Parker, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Mark Trammell Quartet, The Whisnants, The Pfeifers, The Stevens Family and The McCrary Family. As with all Abraham Productions' events, there will also be several major speakers to include Dennis Swanberg, Michael Booth of The Booth Brothers, and Dr. Jon Bowman. The Thursday evening event will honor long-time promoter Gil Conley. Tickets are scheduled to go on-sale to the public on February 26 at 10 am eastern time.

In addition to the incredible new event and talent, full hookup camping sites are available on the OCU campus and an incredible food court with excellent meals and snacks at reasonable prices, plus everything will focus on being senior citizen friendly with free parking, everything within a short walking distance and discounts for multiday tickets.

Abraham Productions is known for Singing In The Sun at Myrtle Beach, The Gatlinburg Gathering in Gatlinburg, TN, and several Southern Gospel Christian Cruises to various destinations.

For more information on tickets to the new Harvest Homecoming in Ohio, hotel information, camping sites, and discounts, contact Abraham Productions at 888-238-6858 or online at www.abrahamproductions.net.

Jeff Stice Releases Christmas By Request

Nashville, TN (December 4, 2014) Award-winning musician, Jeff Stice, is releasing a very unique Christmas album. Jeff loves so much of the Christmas music that he just couldn't settle on 12 songs. In a brilliant move, Jeff decided to let his many fans have a part in deciding what he recorded, besides, it could be fun. So, the name of the album is Christmas By Request.

Stice commented, "I started to wonder if my idea was so brilliant after all. I had a hard time choosing from my favorites, but now I had to whittle done 1,500 songs to just twelve. It was all fun. Some of the songs I knew would be on the list, but others were fresh new ideas that I think make this album special.”

The first song on the CD is "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” which is so fitting, because the joy and spirit of this CD will help the season of Christmas be the most wonderful time of your year for a long time to come.

The project was produced by Jeff Stice and Shannon Newman at Under The Fan Studios. The "Whistler” on "White Christmas” is Kirk Talley and the "Singer” on "What Are You Doin' New Years Eve” is Kathy Karnes.

The song list includes:

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Mary Did You Know
Feliz Navidad
There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays
O Come All Ye Faithful
White Christmas
Appalachian Carol (I Wonder)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
What Are You Doin' New Year's Eve
O Holy Night
The Hallelujah Chorus

You can learn more about Jeff Stice at http://www.jeffsticemusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/jeffsticemusic . He can be Twittered at https://twitter.com/JeffsBleedinBlu .
To book Jeff contact Beckie at the Beckie Simmons Agency beckie@bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500.


About Jeff Stice
Jeff Stice , affectionately known as "Mr Piano Man" is having an incredible musical journey and has reached pinnacles of great success in The Gospel Music World.
During his twelve year span with Triumphant Quartet Jeff was honored to receive a number of awards and recognitions. He was voted MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR in 2007 by the Southern Gospel Music Guild. He received THE FAVORITE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2009 and 2012 at The Southern Gospel Fanfare. In 2007 he was voted into THE EDMONSON COUNTY MUSIC HALL OF FAME in Brownsville, KY. In 2010 and 2011 he received GRAMMY and DOVE AWARD nominations.

Bass Singer, Will Lane, Returns to the Anchormen

Nashville, TN (Dec. 3, 2014) - The Anchormen are thrilled to welcome bass singer, Will Lane, BACK to the quartet.

Lane was a part of the Anchormen in 2003, and then exited the group in 2006 to help launch another ministry. He is thrilled to return and the guys couldn't be happier to have him.

He, along with tenor, Derrick Boyd (who recently joined the group), Jamie Caldwell (lead singer extraordinaire), and long-time, solid baritone singer, Terry Carter, are excited about what's ahead for the Anchormen.

Will Lane's first official appearance as the returning, outstanding, low down, bass singer for the group will be on December 27, 2014, in Lithia Springs, GA.

Additionally, the quartet is preparing for a brand new recording in 2015. They're looking forward to the pre-production process, which includes searching for outstanding songs, along with their award-winning producer, Donna King.

Baritone singer and MC for the Anchormen, Terry Carter, shares, "We couldn't be happier about what's happening with this quartet right now. As with so many of the events that take place on this journey of life, we see the HAND of GOD in every aspect of the recent additions to this group. He is an ON TIME God and this is a SPECIAL time for the Anchormen. Even when we experience change, we still hold to the UNCHANGING hand of Him who knows the plans HE has for us; plans to prosper us in HIM and to see LIVES touched through music and ministry. I'm not sure when we've ever had a better group of guys with strong talent and tremendous hearts for ministry. We are all just plain delighted about this season for the Anchormen."

The group's radio success has been notable over the last few years with their biggest hit song, "Borrowed and Barely Used Tomb," written by Zane King and Charles Isbell, landing at #14 on the Singing News Top 80, #7 on the Singing News Weekly Chart, and, it also found a place on the Singing News Yearly Chart as one of the TOP songs for 2013.

Group manager, Tim Bullins expresses, "What can I say? This is a good day for the Anchormen. My guys are ready to carry the hope of Christ everywhere God opens a door, an ear, or a heart."

The quartet's current single is entitled "The Day Nobody Praised Him." That day, they say, is a day they want to make sure never happens. Request their new single at your area Christian radio station and join the PRAISE.

To learn more about the Anchormen or to schedule them for a concert or ministry event in your town, visit www.theanchormen.com.

Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thanchormenquartet.

Beyond The Ashes Releases New Song To Radio

Nashville, TN (December 3, 2014) One of the keys to radio success is selecting a great song. Beyond The Ashes has once again found a great song that radio DJs are bound to put in their "high rotation” list.

The Dove nominated and Award winning group Beyond The Ashes is not the typical Gospel Music male trio. Their love for the lost and hurting shine through not only the songs they sing but the lives they touch. Anthony Facello, owner of the group, along with members Tyler Vestal and Dustin Doyle go out of their way to show kindness and the love of Christ through their interactions with those that attend their concerts.

The group has a passion to reach the lost wherever they may be and are not afraid to go outside the Church walls with the message of hope that their music conveys. The choice of their latest single is another example of their heart for reaching those inside and outside the four walls of the Church.

Anthony stated, ”We picked ‘Over For Good’ because of the simple yet powerful message. So many are going through hard times and questioning life but if we are a child of God then we believe very soon our Lord is coming back and all of our bad days that we face are going to be ‘Over For Good’.”

"Over For Good” was penned by Karen Gillespie, Mark Each, and Kimberly Walling Ford. The groups last single ‘No Sin Greater’ had success in charting as well as telling the story of God’s grace over sin’s bondage.

To learn more about Beyond The Ashes go to http://www.beyondtheashesonline.com or https://www.facebook.com/beyondtheashes . Twitter them at https://twitter.com/www.twitter.com/beyondtheashes1 .

To book Beyond the Ashes contact scheduling@beyondtheashesonline.com or call 615-823-1557 .


About Beyond The Ashes
Beyond our plans, beyond our own abilities, beyond our failures, beyond our own God-given talents, above and beyond anything we could ask or even imagine. God has a plan for each of us, to rise above the ashes and to live powerfully for Him.

When three different people come from three completely different parts of the United States and share the same strong desire and sincere call to worship and minister, then those plans, which are beyond our own, begin to come to fruition.

The Browders Release New Single to Radio "He Took the Nails”

Hiltons, VA (December 5, 2014) Award winning family group, The Browders, have released a new single to radio. "He Took The Nails” is storming up the charts as radio seems to love this song.

The song jumped fourteen spots on the AbsolutelyGospel.com weekly chart to #19 in just it's third week, while it is #1 on the Singing News New Releases Monthly Chart, as well as the DJ Pick for the month of January.

Featuring Sonya Browder, "He Took The Nails” is a strong ballad with a Country feel and a message that will grab your heart and your conscience. Penned by Matthew Browder and Mike Upright, look for this song to be another #1 hit on all the national charts for them.

The song is off their latest Daywind Records CD, Time Machine, which has already produce three #1s.

In other news about the Browders, tonight is the night for Christmas music and Gospel songs by The Browders. The first in their series of Christmas concerts will begin tonight at Browders Chapel Church, Hiltons, VA, 7 PM. http://ow.ly/Fi9tf .

You can find out more about the Browders by going to http://www.thebrowders.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Browders-Friends .
Contact the Browders by E-mailing sonya@thebrowders.com or Twitter at https://twitter.com/browdersmusic .


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. The were voted "Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in the prestigious 2013 AGM Awards. They have enjoyed Singing News #1 song charting success with original songs like "Praise You In This Valley,” "Message Of The Cross," and "Land Of No Goodbyes." . With the release of their highly-anticipated, "The Message” recording came a milestone—their first #1 radio singles. They are currently performing songs from that recording as well as their hits and most-requested songs. Their current new release 'Time Machine' already has a number one song on the AGM Charts in "He's Alive”.

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.

McCray Dove Announces Reformation of Dove Brothers

McCray Dove announces the launching of his solo career beginning December 31, 2014. McCray states that he will still be traveling as McCray Dove and The Dove Brothers Band. The Band will still sing harmony, with McCray as lead vocalist and they will continue to travel with the live band. There are a lot of exciting things in the works.

McCray adds,
I have enjoyed singing in a quartet. In my 27 years of singing professionally I've traveled with some very talented men. There will always be a special place in my heart for quartet singing.
I would like to thank every member that has walked out on the stage with me and helped to further my career. Life changes and so does your heart. I have been debating this move for quite some time. I have songs that I want to write and songs to sing. I want to share what I feel and this is the way I feel I need to do it. I ask that you keep me and the band in your prayers. When we come to your town come be with us!
McCray recently added the following on Facebook, December 3/14:
I've had a lot of phone calls and emails wanting to know if I'm going solo or trio or will I still have the band ! So I'm gonna try to explain it the best I can ! McCray Dove will be singing LEAD and playing Keyboard Bass and Piano ! Mike Salley will be Singing Baritone and playing Steel Guitar, Lead Guitar, Banjo and Dobro ! Devin Dove will be singing Tenor and playing the Drums ! I hope this explains it ! More exciting news will be announced at the first of the year ! I am excited about the sound we have and that we are a true BAND in other words no tracks ! Live singing and live instrumentation ! Come see and hear The McCray Dove Band when we perform in your town !

Go to www.dovebrothersband.com for booking information.

Share America Foundation chooses fiddler for scholarship

The Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its third 2014 scholarship winner recently at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga.
The Sacred Sounds Fridays events help fund the organization’s Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship. Pearl and Floyd Franks are the late parents and former entertainment managers of actor/entertainer Randall Franks, "Officer Randy Goode" from TV's "In the Heat of the Night." The scholarship honors students excelling in the Appalachian musical arts.
Fiddler Emerald Butler of Sale Creek, Tenn. was selected as the third 2014 scholarship winner.
"I feel extremely blessed, and I am very thankful for this scholarship" she said. "I think it is fantastic that I can receive a scholarship because of my music, and for my music."
Butler is currently attending Chattanooga State.
“We were honored to present $500 to assist her as she pursues her college studies,” said Share America Chairman Gary Knowles.
She plans to study Music Business at MTSU once she finishes all of the general requirements at Chattanooga State.
"My plan is make a living making music and entertaining. I want to record, tour, act, etc. I want to do it all!, she said. "I have been told before to go to college and get a real job, or to do something other than music. I've been told that it is really hard to make a living out of playing music, but everyday I listen to someone who does on the radio. I believe that I have a God given talent, and that entertaining is what I'm meant to do. I may or may not make it, but I'm at least going to try."
Butler is the daughter of Daric and Karen Butler of Sale Creek, Tenn.
She is the granddaughter of Dalton and the late June Butler of Soddy Daisy, Tenn. and of Charles and Olena Hudson of Brayton, Tenn.
For more information, visit emeraldfiddler.webs.com. or on Facebook.
“Emerald shows terrific ability as a fiddler and shares a wonderful rapport with the audience,” said Franks, Share America president. "I know her many talents will assist her in finding many great doors open for her as she entertains throughout her life."
Share America Foundation Board members include Franks, Knowles, Jimmy Terrell, vice chairman; James Pelt, secretary; and Jerry Robinson, Sr., vice president; and Adam Cathey.
The next Sacred Sounds Fridays is January 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot featuring Southern Gospel Music Hall of Famer Archie Watkins. Admission is a $5 donation. Franks will host the event.
For more information about the organization and its programs, contact Share America, P.O. Box 42, Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755 or visit www.shareamericafoundation.org.

Pictured Above: Emerald Butler (second from left) receives the 2014 Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship from Randall Franks (third from left). Others joining the presentation are (from left) Gary Knowles, SAF chairman; Jimmy Terrell, SAF vice chairman; and James Pelt, Share America Foundation secretary. (Share America photo by Ryan Stinson)

John Darin Rowsey remains with Daywind Publishing

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2014) – Daywind Music Publishing is excited to announce that John Darin Rowsey’s tenure with the organization is now 11 years and counting. Rowsey recently re-signed an exclusive agreement to remain as a part of the organization’s superb lineup of songwriters.

“It's an honor to partner with the premier publisher in our industry,” emphasizes Rowsey. “I can't wait to see what the future holds as we grow together thinking outside the box.”

Rowsey – who traveled with the award-winning trio Karen Peck and New River from 1999-2003 – has been nominated for multiple Dove Awards and has won one, for the 2008 Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year with “He’s In Control.” He has had numerous hit songs, with one of the earliest being the Gaither Vocal Band’s “Singing with the Saints.” Among his No. 1 songs are Karen Peck and New River’s “I Wanna Know How It Feels” and “Hey” and the Kingsmen’s “Joy’s Gonna Come in the Morning.”

Rowsey is also currently a member of the dynamic vocal trio Watts, Rowsey and Bean, which is part of the Daywind Records roster of artists.

“Consistency is a trait I highly value,” explains Daywind Vice President of Music Publishing Rick Shelton. “John Darin Rowsey consistently creates quality music that is far reaching, and it is his consistent Christian walk that is the wellspring of his impacting ministry. I couldn't be more delighted to continue the publishing relationship that started for the two of us nearly 12 years ago. John Darin is dear to me personally, and he is an important member of the exclusive Daywind roster of exceptional songwriters.”

Daywind Music Publishing is the premier source of new songs for the Southern Gospel and church print/choral markets. The organization is home to an award-winning roster of songwriters. For more information, visit www.daywindpublishing.com or e-mail info@daywindpublishing.com.

For more information on John Darin Rowsey, visit the Daywind Music Publishing web site or visit www.wattsrowseyandbean.com.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Statement from Steve French of the Kingdom Heirs:

“After being in full time Southern Gospel music for 30 years, I feel it’s time for me to close this chapter of my life, and begin the next chapter to see what God has in store. Gospel music has taken me places I would have otherwise not been able to go, and meet the wonderful people I’ve met over the years. It’s been an incredible journey and the Lord has really blessed me. I’d always dreamed of retiring at 55, and guess what.. I turned 55 in September! If it’s one thing I’ve learned through all of this, it’s that God will give you the desires of your heart – maybe not in the way you pictured it, but He will give them to you in the way that He sees fit. Thank you all for your support, and please continue to support the guys now more than ever. The Father is doing a great work in them, and I have a feeling it’s about to get even better! As for me, I plan to travel, and maybe look into building a new home somewhere out west. You never know what the next 55 will hold! Ah, the joys of retirement!”

Ronnie Booth Releases Third Volume of "A Gospel Tribute To The King"

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 2, 2014) – Following the success of the first two projects in the series, Ronnie Booth releases “A Tribute to the King, Volume 3” today. The 10-song, Daywind project is the third in a series that includes the gospel songs of Elvis Presley, as performed by Booth.

Booth is the lead singer of award-winning trio, the Booth Brothers. He has won the last six Singing News Fan Awards for favorite lead singer and the last four Singing News Fan Awards for favorite male singer.

Gary Prim has produced all three of the “A Tribute to the King” projects. The first in the series was released in 2008 and included “He Touched Me” and “Peace in the Valley,” while the second volume was a 12-song collection that contained “A Thing Called Love” and “If the Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side.”

“I think Ronnie did a fantastic job with his take on the old Elvis gospel arrangements,” emphasizes Prim. “He gets the essence and heart of the sound without being a sound-alike. It is always a pleasure to work with Ronnie Booth.”

Volume three includes classics such as “Without Him,” “Where Could I Go But to the Lord,” “Amazing Grace,” “Take My Hand Precious Lord,” and “If We Never Meet Again.”

“Elvis Presley was one of the most beloved individuals in history, and his music continues to be enjoyed by countless numbers of individuals,” says Daywind president Ed Leonard. “Ronnie once again has tastefully placed his vocal stylings on some of those classic hits that are immediately recognizable. This project is certainly first class.”

Daywind projects are distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on Ronnie Booth, visit the Booth Brothers’ web site at www.boothbrothers.com.

Steve Ladd Returns To High School

Nashville,TN (December 1, 2014) Wouldn't we all like to go back to high school and change a few things. That's not exactly what Steve Ladd did, but he did go back to high school, not as a student, but as a musical guest teacher.
On Tuesday, November 25th, Ladd entered Stewarts Creek High School in Smyrna, TN to assist with a special music recording class that is being taught there. First Steve sang for a high school class and thoroughly impressed them with his singing abilities. After showing the class how a real professional hones their singing talent, Steve went into the subject of recording and demonstrated how to record a vocal with today's new technologies. Not all high schools have these types of classes so it was a huge honor for Steve to be chosen to assist in such an adventure.
Steve was asked by teacher Josh Hoevelmann to come and demonstrate recording vocals on 3 different microphones for the recording class. Steve stated, "I was very impressed that they have a fully functional state of the art recording studio for a classroom. We never had anything like that when I attended school."
Thinking back on his experience Steve Ladd said, "They have a class that's all about recording. I thought it was pretty cool. When I got there I realized what an awesome opportunity I had been given to actually touch a young person’s life in a way that could be both spiritual and inspiring. All I could think was 'Wow, thank you God'.” Continuing Steve commented "I recorded 'The First Noel' from my Christmas Album. The kids were very kind and really seemed to be interested in the recording process. Mr. Hoevelmann was Gold City's sound man when I first joined the group in 2004. He's doing an incredible job with these students and has built a great platform for them to learn the basics of being in the recording field. I was blessed to be able to hopefully give back some of the knowledge that I have learned in my years of being a recording artist. It was a great experience!"
It's a fact that when school budget cuts come around it's usually the music and arts that get cut first, so Stewarts Creek High School should be commended for the special effort in reaching out to the young minds still searching for their place in life.
To learn more about Steve Ladd go to http://steveladdmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/SteveLaddMusic. You can Twitter Steve at https://twitter.com/SteveLaddMusic.

For booking Steve contact Daystar Promotions - Renee Barham- 918-838-3239


About Steve Ladd
Ladd’s newest project "On My Own” was produced by award winning co-producers Michael Sykes and Michael English, and is a power-house of music for all tastes. And although the last few years Ladd has been nominated for "New Artist of theYear”, has had two Top 40 Singles, toured with former Gaither Vocal Band member Michael English and is featured with the Stamps Quartet on Alan Jackson’s newest "Precious Memories” CD, he feels most used when working with Candy Christmas’ Bridge Ministry to the Homeless on Tuesday nights in the Nashville area. Steve, his wife and two children are also ministry partners with Compassion International.

While the beginning of an extraordinary journey started with his family, evolved into being an integral part of some of the most award-winning Christian ensembles, the last few years as a solo artist have proven the Lord’s faithfulness in his family,his ministry, and his life. And although there is a team of support,partners and prayers behind Ladd and his ministry, he is very thankful to walk where the Spirit leads, On His Own.

Bev McCann Wins Coveted USAGEM Crown Jewel Award

Nashville, TN (December 1, 2014) Among the many talents of Christian Country singer, Bev McCann, is the ability to pour her heart into a song and capture the attention of the audience. This ability took Bev a long way in claiming the USAGEM's Crown Jewel Award for Christian Country.

Bev McCann stated, "I'm so excited to win this prestigious award. Since it is given by my peers it is extra special to me. I just want to do my best to ministering for the Lord.”

Bev also owns Bev McCann and Friends, a multidimensional service company leading artists to another level of their ministry. She is not only a singer herself, but she works tirelessly helping her clients with booking, recording, and promotions.

The Crown Jewel Award is given to an individual or group excels in their ministry. Bev McCann not only excels in church ministry, but also in reaching out to women who have special issues.

USAGEM was formed in the Summer of 2003 as a ministry-oriented cooperative association of Gospel/Christian artists. The organization has about 300 members from throughout the United States and Canada. Its mission is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music and entertainment and to perform and encourage acts of charity for those who are in need.

To learn more about Bev McCann you can go to http://bevmccannandfriends.com or https://www.facebook.com/BevMcCannMinistries .

To book Bev McCann contact bev.a.mccann@gmail.com .


About Bev McCann and Friends
Bev McCann loves to sing and travel sharing God's Love with everyone she comes in contact with. She is a Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Artist and Songwriter and Minister. She has been singing and traveling for several years now and loving every minute of it. She works with Godsey and Associates as the Director of Artist Relations. Bev's Friends include the likes of Jim Sheldon, Campbell and Crowley along with Rachel Taylor. All are artists that she manages, books and assists them in many areas of their Ministry.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Don't Miss The November Issue Of SGN Scoops

It’s November and we are thrilled to present the latest edition of SGNScoops for you to read and enjoy. Creekside Gospel Music Convention was a blast and we have lots of pictorial coverage in these pages, as well as on the fabulous front cover. Inside we have an update on the event with a list of the Diamond Award winners and so much more. We say an extra thank you to all of those who went above and beyond to help make Creekside the best ever. If we were to make a list, we might leave someone out, so to each and every one of you: we are so grateful to have you as part of our team.
Thanks to our artists for brightening our pages this month! Featured guests for November are: Soul’d Out, Tim Parton, Melanie Walker, the LeFevre Quartet, Triumphant, Hannah Webb, Canaan’s Crossing, Sherry Anne, the Jordan Family, Quinton Mills and DJ Ron Foster.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and you will find several articles with different views on this holiday. We appreciate all of our artists for contributing what they are thankful for and also their favorite holiday food!
Our monthly devotional writers are back with more insights, as well as a new column entitled “Pastor’s Corner”. This month we welcome Music Pastor, Terry Snyder.
Since this is the month of giving thanks, we would like to thank all of our current authors that spend so much of their time and talents on SGN Scoops. Special thanks to Candi Combs, Chris Clay, Craig Harris, Dan Duncan, Dean Adkins, Dixie Phillips, Erin Stevens, Hannah Webb, Jennifer Campbell, Laura Kennedy, Lynn Mills, Marcie Gray, Paige Givens, Scott Rhoades, Tina Wakefield, Robert York, Sandi Duncan Clark and Vonda Easley. There are others who contribute in other ways and we are thankful to you as well: Vivian Belknap, Michelle Drummond and Bev Byrd.
We so appreciate all of our columnists, including Lou Wills Hildreth, David Staton, Laurette Willis, Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark and Sherry Anne.
SGN Scoops would look really dull without the artistic team of Stephanie Kelley and Staci and Pete Schwager. Joan Walker makes sure all of our i’s are dotted and our t’s are crossed. Lorraine Walker as acting editor pulls it all together. And of course, SGN Scoops’ Publisher Rob Patz keeps us all focused and enthusiastic about the future of the magazine. And SGN Scoops would not exist without our founder, Dr. Allen Smith.
Above all we give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, for Whom we give our gifts and to Whom we give all praise and thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving!
For download information and online magazine go to the SGN Scoops website here.

Jay Parrack and Vocal Event Coming To Southern Gospel Weekend

Southern Gospel Weekend is proud to announce Jay Parrack and Vocal Event is on board….
Here’s a note from Jay…..
“We’re honored to be a part of this special event. Not only do we hope people are blessed by the music, but also that this event will further the growth of Southern Gospel Music in our area.”
For More Information About Southern Gospel Weekend In Oxford AL Go To The Website Here

Special Announcement from Les Butler

Nashville, TN . The September issue of Singing News Magazine included a brief announcement regarding former Singing News Publisher, Les Butler, and his future in Southern Gospel Music.
Butler stated, “In December 2013, I resigned my position as Publisher of Singing News Magazine. I continued working with the Southern Gospel Division of Salem Communications, which includes Singing News Magazine, Homecoming Magazine, and the Solid Gospel Radio Network.
A few weeks ago I met with GM Mike Miller regarding my future. I shared with him my desire to concentrate on my personal preaching and singing ministry, as well as my desire to pursue other opportunities within the Southern Gospel Music industry. Mike and I agreed to continue our relationship in three areas. I will continue to host my weekend radio shows on the Solid Gospel Radio Network, contribute monthly editorials in the Singing News Magazine, and manage our wonderful relationship with the fine folks at Dollywood.
In the past year, God has opened doors for personal ministry by way of preaching and singing at various revivals and camp meetings across America.
Effective immediately, I am also bringing Butler Music Group (BMG) and Family Music Group (FMG) out of hibernation. BMG will be engaged in the business of artist management and consultation. FMG will be involved in music production, publishing, radio promotion, and more.”
Butler will also continue to host Harmony Road, a Southern Gospel TV show broadcast on multiple TV networks.
Websites are currently being built. Meanwhile, feel free to call Butler at 615-218-0517, or email him at les@butlermusicgroup.com. Stay tuned for more exciting news!


Current radio single/video also included in upcoming documentary
Franklin, TN (November 24, 2014) — The Chuck Wagon Gang’s new video of their current radio single, ‘His Love Will Lead Us On,’ is now available on YouTube. This is the first single from their New Haven Records CD, ‘Meeting In Heaven: The Chuck Wagon Gang Sings the Songs of Marty Stuart’ which is now available at retail.
“This is a timely song, and the lyrics are relatable to the current events in our world. Our prayer is that this song and video will bring hope to thousands and thousands of people” said Shaye Smith, alto singer and manager of The Chuck Wagon Gang.
Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records comments, “For three quarters of a century, The Chuck Wagon Gang has touched countless lives through their timeless lyrics and matchless harmonies. We believe in their legacy and are proud of their new CD and DVD and honored to have them as an artist at New Haven Records.”
This video was shot by world-renowned photographer Jack Spencer and features one of many songs on their upcoming DVD documentary, America’s Gospel Singers, The Legacy Lives On.
The DVD chronicles the history of the group, sharing their stories through rare family photographs, poignant personal stories, old recordings and new live performances. In addition to Marty Stuart and the Chuck Wagon Gang, the DVD features special appearances by Connie Smith, Merle Haggard, Eddie Stubbs, Dan Rather, Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Daniels.
Click the link below to view the video:
You can find more information about the Chuck Wagon Gang by going to http://www.thechuckwagongang.net


DECLARATION of Nashville, Tennessee in conjunction with two of Michigan’s finest artists have come together to announce a benefit concert for one of the most beloved figures in the Michigan Southern Gospel scene. Victor Seaton is the owner of Encore Productions in Roseville, Michigan. For well over three decades, Seaton has been one of the main promoters of not just Southern Gospel concerts, but numerous Christian Events in the state of Michigan, as well as in regions throughout Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and West Virginia. Through Seaton’s efforts and support, audiences spanning generations have enjoyed the artistry of legendary groups including The Cathedral Quartet, Gold City, The Kingsmen, and Bill Gaither; the region has also come to know such talented artists as Greater Vision, Legacy Five, The Booth Brothers, and many others active in the industry today.
In recent years, Seaton’s health has been in decline and he has suffered numerous health related complications. This concert has been organized to help raise funds for these bills. The concert will take place on Friday December 12th, at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe, Michigan. The Special Guests for the evening will be one of Southern Gospel’s most exciting and energetic new groups, DECLARATION, of Nashville, TN. Also appearing on the program that evening will be two of Michigan’s finest groups; The Sammons Family of Wyandotte and Matchless Grace of Monroe.
All of the artists on the program are thrilled to take part in this wonderful concert. Jake Sammons of Declaration, a Michigan native who has enjoyed a friendship with Seaton for years, states, “ For over thirty years, Victor Seaton has kept the light of Gospel Music burning brightly. His legacy is one of integrity, class and top tier talent all for God’s Glory.” Brian Fuson of The Sammons Family shared, “Victor Seaton has had a profound impact on my life since I first met him. It is my honor and privilege to give back to a great friend who has been such a blessing in my life.”
Admission for the concert is free, no tickets will be needed. A love offering will be received. All funds collected will go directly to Victor Seaton. For those unable to attend who would like to donate, please send your donations to Victor Seaton Concert, PO Box 38, Roseville, Michigan. For more information on this concert, please contact Brian Fuson at 734-626-0376, or visit www.sammonsmusic.com.

The Marksmen Quartet reach across the generations with their latest release

Three-time Dove nominees the Marksmen Quartet of Murrayville, Ga. cross the “Generations” with their latest CD.
From the first song – Albert E. Brumley’s classic “I Firmly Promise You,” the smooth harmonies, which have made the group a Southern gospel and bluegrass mainstay for the last 47 years, blend the talents of three generations from the act’s most enduring families.
The quartet founded by Earle Wheeler in 1967 currently features Earle and his son Mark Wheeler along with 29-year Marksmen member Darrin Chambers and the latest addition Aaron Johnson. Darrin is the son of former long-time tenor singer and mandolinist Keith Chambers and Aaron is his grandson. The recording also features guest appearances by Mark’s children – Will and Sarah Grace singing and playing mandolin and fiddle, respectively.
“With the addition of Aaron to the group, it hit me that we reached our third generation of performers and audience,” Earle said. “So the theme of the latest project came to us easily.”
There are singers whose voices make them immediately identifiable; Earle’s unique Southern gospel vocal stylings have made the Marksmen sound recognizable in three music genres – Southern gospel, bluegrass and country. His leadership has garnered them countless awards in each genre including Dove nominations for their latest three CDs.
Earle is featured on “Why Can’t You Believe?” and “Will You Meet Me Over Yonder.”
This CD features songs that highlight each member; it is Mark’s traditional country lead that through the years has become a pivotal part of the sound beside his father’s unique voice.
Mark adds three more new songs to his songwriting catalog. He delivers a haunting performance — “The Spirit Moved,” his song penned with Jim Green. He also features
“No More Sin,” composed with Lance Carpenter.
Mark’s original song written with former Marksmen David Waller – “The Folly of a Fool” is sang by Darrin Chambers and is a commentary on believing in evolution.
A classic hymn written to feature a bass vocal “He Understands and Cares for Me” also highlights Darrin’s talents.
“Darrin continues to be a vital part of what we do musically and vocally,” Earle said.
Reaching back into some of the songs the group popularized early in their career with tenor Keith Chambers “I Have a New Life” and “Payday,” the group passes the torch now with his grandson carrying the prominent part in these audience favorites.
“Aaron’s approach is different vocally, but folks who follow us have shared how much they are enjoying his smooth sound,” Mark said.
The third generation of the Wheeler family adds their contribution as young Will Wheeler singing with his father and sister on “I’m Not Going to Hell.”
Sarah Grace joins her father and grandfather on “Time Has Made a Change.”
Mark features his banjo stylings on “the Old Cross Road” continuing a family tradition passed through the generations in his family.
Solid Gospel radio host Les Butler makes a guest appearance singing baritone and playing mandolin on the bluegrass standard “The Old Cross Road.” Fiddler Lynn Shook adds his talents to “Payday.”
“We hope that our friends will enjoy our latest CD,” Earle said. “This is my 44th album and each time we create a new one, its is just as exciting as the first time, the creativity, the love that is shared through the music, and the hope that God uses it to reach those who need to hear his message.”
The CD is available at for download on ITunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby. For more information, visit www.marksmenquartet.com, Fans may like Marksmen Mountain Music Camp on Facebook.


Classic Artists Records, LLC and the PINE RIDGE BOYS announce an exclusive partnership that covers recording, promotion and artist development. This partnership is an extension of friendships that have spanned over 30 years.
In the 1963, the Pine Ridge Boys began a journey that is still going strong today. Jim Stewart, Wayne Shuford, Charles Burke and Miles Cooper made it their mission to sing quartet gospel music and to do it right. 51 years later their mission is still the same, if not more so.
Today, bass singer Larry Stewart (Jim Stewart’s son) now carries on the tradition with Wayne Shuford (original member) singing baritone. While Ivory Luke sings the tenor with Duane Rizzo handling the lead vocals.
The Pine Ridge Boys are known for a rich quartet sound that captivates an audience. Quartet arrangements that share the true heritage of southern gospel music are complimented by harmony that is considered a lost musical art-form. From an old convention song to a heart stirring gospel ballad, the Pine Ridge Boys stage gospel music with excitement, passion and a mission to reach people with a positive message in every song and appearance.
A full-time touring music ministry, the Pine Ridge Boys is experiencing a renewed interest in their music. Once you attend a concert, you will truly know why the Pine Ridge Boys are STILL ENJOYING THE JOURNEY!
Pine Ridge Boys owner, Larry Stewart shares, “This is one relationship that I know is good for the Pine Ridge Boys, Classic Artists and gospel music. We are a true quartet that loves the classic quartet sound. Singing the old and new songs just makes for a great Pine Ridge Boys experience for gospel music fans. We have been friends with Charlie for over 30 years and are excited at the potential we have together to expand our music, the message and create a positive gospel music experience.”
Charlie Griffin says, “I am really excited at the opportunities we have together. The Pine Ridge Boys are truly a rare gem in southern gospel music. Pure class on stage and off, they are the real deal. The Pine Ridge has repackaged their STILL ENJOYING THE JOURNEY cd under the Classic Artists label. But, more importantly they are in the studio now with the talented producer and arranger Art Bain working on a new project for release in early 2015. It is going to be a great addition to gospel music enthusiasts everywhere.”
With Classic Artists Records, The Pine Ridge Boys will be more focused on building lasting relationships with gospel music fans, promoters, pastors and being available for media. There will be an increased emphasis on conventional, internet and pay on demand radio and TV. The Pine Ridge has an interactive website and look to be engaged with gospel music fans with various internet promotions and projects. The future is indeed bright for the Pine Ridge Boys and Classic Artists Records.

Harmony Road TV Produces Original Christmas Special

Artists include Randy and Sheri Miller, Canaan’s Crossing and John R. Bowman
Signal Mountain, TN Recently several award winning gospel and bluegrass singers and musicians gathered in a cabin in Monteagle, Tennessee to perform on “A Harmony Road Christmas”, the program’s original Christmas production for 2014. The episode will contain classic and newer Christmas songs, personal Christmas memories and a special reading of the Christmas Story, from the Book of Luke by program host Les Butler.
“It was a special day inside the cabin at Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle. The music and spirit were great as these wonderful musicians and singers performed for the taping of “It’s a Harmony Road Christmas” said Roger Spears, program producer. “We had planned to produce an acoustic program with an “Americana” feel and we weren’t disappointed. Canaan’s Crossing, John Bowman with guest Troy Engle, and Randy and Sheri Miller proved why they are considered top performers, but even more importantly, dedicated Christians with the desire to reach people through their music”, he concluded.
“Les Butler’s hosting and his beautiful reading of the Christmas Story will round out an entertaining and inspirational program” added Spears.
Tim Maze of Canaan’s Crossing added “To be in thousands of homes to celebrate the Christmas season is such an honor and blessing. Our thanks to Harmony Road for asking us to be a part of this great event”.
Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center and Harmony Road Productions was technical director for the production, providing camera work and production. Bill Lord from Nashville, Tennessee assisted with audio and Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse added location assistance and hospitality services.
Now available to over 80 million television homes across the country in addition to online streaming, ROKU, mobile app and more, Harmony Road is a weekly southern gospel television program hosted by Singing News, Butler Music Group and Solid Gospel Radio veteran Les Butler.
Information on Harmony Road, Its affiliates and time slots can be found at www.harmonyroadtv.com. Viewers can also interact with the program on Facebook at Harmony Road TV and on twitter @harmonyroadtv.
Harmony Road is produced and distributed by Harmony Road Productions and features the best in Southern Gospel music and video. It can be found each week on The Heartland Network, The NRB Network (including DirecTV, streaming and mobile app), WATC57 in Atlanta, WGNM-TV in Macon, WYBU-TV in Columbus, GA/Phoenix City, AL. Also find the program on the WALKtv network (including ROKU), Harmony Gospel in Greeneville, SC, DCT3in Middle Tennessee, TV24 in Anniston/Gadsden, Charter Cable in Clarksville, Cookeville/Crossville, Sevier County, Lebanon and Jackson, TN and WMJN29 in Decatur/Athens/Cullman, AL. Harmony Road has recently added affiliates www.bbntv.org, where the program will be streamed online several times a week.
Affiliates have also been added in Jackson, TN, Beaumont, TX, and Harrogate, TN.
Allan Rhodes of Rhodes Media Center is the programs technical director.


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Gospel Music Today For December 1

Aaron and Amanda Crabb are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of December 1st. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Page Trio, and Jean reviews new recordings by Keith Barkley and The Dunaways. A Singing News article by Adam Wagner is the subject of this week’s News Notes. The show features singing by Brian Free and Assurance, exclusive video of Aaron and Amanda Crabb, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras in Nashville,TN, at the Absolutely Gospel Music Fest and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of 11th Hour at the Owasso Gospel Opry, in Owasso, OK.
The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.

A New Season of Nashville Country Revival to Debut on Heartland TV

Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) December 1st, 2014 – When Nashville Country Revival was conceived and created by Mansion Entertainment over two years ago it had its debut on The Nashville Network (now known as Heartland TV). In 2014, Mansion Entertainment teamed up with Big Merlin Productions and added popular Gospel Music performer Darrell Freeman as host for a new season of NCR. The new Nashville Country Revival season will once again make its debut on Heartland TV, Sunday December 7th at 9:30am CST. The show is scheduled to air each Sunday in the 9:30am CST time slot.
From its inception, Nashville Country Revival has featured inspiring concept videos from well known Gospel, Country and Bluegrass artists performing songs with a Country or Bluegrass flavor. The show has also been instrumental in introducing viewers to up and coming artists artists as well. Additional network airings are in the works with announcements to be made at a later date.
The new episodes of Nashville Country Revival will also be made available on the MUSIC Mansion Roku Channel for households with Roku devices. Roku has been one of the leading over-the-top platforms for television viewing with over 10 million devices sold.
For more information on Nashville Country Revival visit www.nashvillecountryrevival.com

Ball Brothers In Concert Saturday, December 6

The popular Ball Brothers will be in concert this Saturday at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, 75 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw, Georgia. Beginning at 6:30pm, this will be a Christmas concert with special lighting effects and fun for kids of all ages!
You will enjoy the Ball Brothers and the music of Christmas.
No tickets are required. An offering will be taken.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Long Hollow Baptist Church Mourns the Loss of a Brave Leader and Friend David Landrith

David Landrith
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HENDERSONVILLE, TN, November 18, 2014 — This morning, Pastor David Landrith passed away at his home in Hendersonville, TN.
David was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called colorectal melanoma in March of 2013. Despite several surgeries and clinical trial medicines, the cancer continued to spread through his body, including his lungs and brain.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and their three children: Rachel (25), Sam (20), and Josh (18); his parents, Horace and Shirley Landrith; and his brother, Hal Landrith.
David was born in Klamath Falls, ID, but moved frequently throughout his childhood with his father’s work for the US Forest Service. He became a Christ-follower as a child at First Baptist Church in Lilburn, GA, but always considered his home church to be First Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN, where he spent his teenage years. It was during this time that he met and began dating Jennifer, who would later become his wife.
A basketball scholarship led him to Belmont College in Nashville, TN, where he majored in History (an ongoing passion throughout his life). Upon feeling God’s calling to vocational ministry, David attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he obtained a Masters in Divinity. David also became a chaplain for both the Army and Air Force, a ministry to our country that would continue throughout his lifetime.
Despite his original desire to serve as a youth minister, David sensed God’s leading to pastor a church as he finished seminary. This journey led him to Candies Creek Baptist Church near Cleveland, TN, which David described as “the only church that wanted me.” Under his leadership, Candies Creek grew exponentially from a congregation of 60 to nearly 500.
With an unanimous vote in 1997, David continued his ministry by becoming the senior pastor of  Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN, a church of 300 at the time. With David’s  powerful teaching and steadfast faithfulness to God’s leading, Long Hollow experienced an unbelievable season of growth and global ministry that continues to this day.
“I’ve never known a pastor so loved by the people he serves,” says Long Hollow Executive  Pastor and former college roommate, Lance Taylor. “He had a God-given ability to keep people  together. In all the growth and changes through the years, God used him to keep our church  moving together in the same direction. In the 16 years I served alongside of David at Long Hollow, we enjoyed exceptional unity because of his leadership.” Church member and close friend Allen Lindsey says of David, “He’s the best natural leader I’ve  ever known.”
During David’s tenure, Long Hollow Baptist Church grew from one to five campuses with weekly attendance reaching as high as 7,500 people and a worldwide impact including  orphanages on three continents. In 2013, David’s last full year of ministry, Long Hollow became the first Southern Baptist church in the state of Tennessee to baptize over 1,000 people in one
“He was a pastor everyone could relate to,” says childhood friend and Long Hollow Pastor of Spiritual Development, Jeff Lovingood. “He was also a friend that challenged you to be all that God made you to be.”
The church will remember David as a humble leader whose only focus was reaching the world with the hope of the Gospel.  In the immediate days to come, the Long Hollow family will join together for a time of mourning
and remembrance. Regular Sunday and Wednesday services will continue. At the appropriate time, Long Hollow will proceed with the search process outlined by Pastor David in August of  2014.
Long Hollow Baptist Church, founded in 1977, is an active community of Christ-followers that
gathers weekly in 5 locations around Nashville, TN. More information is available online at

Monday, November 17, 2014

"Undivided" Blesses with Video, "Overcomer," Produced by Phil Cross

(Panama City , FL) The popular trio, Undivided, is making positive strides with their latest Patterson Promotions Vol. 15 radio release with "I Trust you Lord." The song hit the #5 position for week ending 10/11/14 on Southern Gospel Time’s Top 40 Fan-voted chart and debuts on the Singing News Top 80 at #74 for the month of December. 

The trio is continuing to experience blessings and recognition with their music ministry. Dan, Brenda, and Cindy are also happy to announce their new video, "Overcomer," and they emphasize that their mission is to help people realize the fundamental truth that relationships with family, friends, and Jesus Christ are the most important foundations of life. The video was produced by Phil Cross and Cross Music Group, Inc.

 In addition, August brought in new fans for the group as they ministered in song at the Patterson Promotions Homecoming event in Pigeon Forge, TN. Pauline Patterson notes, "It’s such a blessing to have had this anointed trio to be a part of our 2nd Annual Homecoming. Their music is being embraced and we are so proud to have them on board!" Each member of the trio, along with their families are actively involved in various ministries of the church at Northside Baptist in Panama City, Florida, including being members of the praise team, band, and choir. They send out a warm invitation to everyone to join them in service and to take in an Undivided worship concert whenever possible.

Learn more about Undivided’s mission: http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/undividedonline
"Overcomer" can be viewed by clicking on this link: http://www.undividedonline.com/media.php 
Concert promoters can receive a free press kit by contacting: Evie Hawkins Office@EHA-Nashville.com, 256-303-8354, or 615-856-0910 Visit the group’s website at: http://www.undividedonline.com email: undividedonline@gmail.com  For additional info: Patterson Music Group: 606 528-0033www.pattersonpromotions.com

Family trio, the Jones sign with Patterson Promotions

(Wheelersburg, Ohio) Pauline Patterson is happy to announce that Joy Jones signed an agreement to receive national radio promotions for her family group, the Jones's this month. Derec and Ryan Jones are Joy's sons and they travel nationally and internationally taking the Gospel in song with their ministry. 

The trio won a spot on the National Quartet Convention main stage this year in Pigeon Forge, TN. Their song, "Come On, Come On" is their latest release. Joy started singing at age four and was raised in an evangelistic family. They traveled the United States, Canada, Haiti, Jamaica, and Mexico from her youth into young adulthood. In 1996 Joy joined New Journey as a featured vocalist on many songs, including the group’s first top ten radio single. During this phase the group signed with Homeland Records in Franklin, Tennessee and also signed with Parker Music Group, a booking agency in Nashville. 

They have been a part of the Gaither Homecoming Series concerts and video shoots. Other appearances were made on television programs such as TBN, Gary McSpadden’s Gospel Hour, & multiple appearances on Daystar Television Network. Joy has also had a successful solo ministry and was voted "Favorite Soprano of the Year" by the Kentucky Gospel Music Association. She had a national hit song with "Do it Afraid." Derec and Ryan have sang as a duet "The Jones Boys" and recorded two projects and have drawn much positive attention to their ministry. When Joy and the boys decided to form the trio in 2011, they made a great impact with appearances on Daystar Television Network and other nationally aired programs. Pauline Patterson notes, "I'm very excited to work with this talented family trio. I believe people are sure to embrace their music. Their mission is to go where the Lord leads them."

Concert promoters can receive a free press kit by contacting: Evie Hawkins at Office@EHA-Nashville.com, 256-303-8354, or615-856-0910 or contact the group directly at: 
www.thejonesofficial.com For additional radio info: Patterson Music Group: 606 528-0033www.pattersonpromotions.com

Pauline Patterson Scores First Top 40 on Singing News Chart

(Nashville,TN) EHA-Nashville is pleased to announce that Pauline Patterson of Patterson Promotions has garnered her first Singing News Top 40 charting song and it has landed at # 34 for December. Her song, "I Fell Down," was written by her niece, Sharon Stewart.

Pauline has recorded and sang professionally since 1983 and her very first release was with Golden Vine Records, owned by Darrell Freeman, entitled, "He Will Deliver." The song received great reviews and she has released numerous singles to radio with several charting; such as, "Her Roots Run Deep" and "Jesus Walks Down Mainstreet."

Pauline owns Patterson Promotions and Southern Gospel Times. She is available for concerts, ladies conferences, church services, etc. She also hosts her Patterson Promotions Homecoming in Pigeon Forge, TN and it has been a great success the past two years. Next year's date has moved to May 14-15, 2015 at Pigeon Forge's Music Road Hotel & Convention Center. Artists such as The Hoskins Family and The Wilbanks are already slated to appear and more artists will be added to the line-up.

Promoters can receive a free press kit on Pauline Patterson's music ministry by contacting her management at: The Evie Hawkins Agency or Office@EHA-Nashville.com, 615-856-0910 or AL: 256-303-8354
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Soul Vision Songs Reaching Masses Through Radio and Publication

(Nashville, TN) When Soul Vision, of North Carolina released "When We Step Inside the Gates" through Patterson Promotions they realized a great response and it landed at the #1 position on the Southern Gospel Times fan-voted top 40. In addition, their song has continued to climb the charts all the way to the #60 slot on December's edition of the Singing News. They also landed in the new choir compilation, "Southern Gospel Fan Favorites"– 12 Arrangements for the Sunday Morning Choir published by Brentwood Music Publication. It includes their original song, "I Know Who The Lord Is," recorded by Soul Vision and promoted through Patterson Promotions. Group members are Patrick Case, Denna Reese, Randall Mull, and Myron Bishop. Pauline Patterson notes, "I'm thankful and not surprised that this ministry-driven group is being recognized for their wonderful songs and performances. I'm excited for what lies ahead for them!"

Concert promoters can receive a free press kit by contacting: Evie@EHA-Nashville.com, 256-303-8354, or 615-856-0910 or contact the group directly at: 
www.soulvisionministries.net or soulvisionminstries@gmail.com For additional radio info: Patterson Music Group: 606 528-0033www.pattersonpromotions.com

The Marksmen Quartet reach across the generations with their latest release

Three-time Dove nominees the Marksmen Quartet of Murrayville, Ga. cross the “Generations” with their latest CD.

From the first song – Albert E. Brumley’s classic “I Firmly Promise You,” the smooth harmonies, which have made the group a Southern gospel and bluegrass mainstay for the last 47 years, blend the talents of three generations from the act’s most enduring families.

The quartet founded by Earle Wheeler in 1967 currently features Earle and his son Mark Wheeler along with 29-year Marksmen member Darrin Chambers and the latest addition Aaron Johnson. Darrin is the son of former long-time tenor singer and mandolinist Keith Chambers and Aaron is his grandson. The recording also features guest appearances by Mark’s children – Will and Sarah Grace singing and playing mandolin and fiddle, respectively.

“With the addition of Aaron to the group, it hit me that we reached our third generation of performers and audience,” Earle said. “So the theme of the latest project came to us easily.”

There are singers whose voices make them immediately identifiable; Earle’s unique Southern gospel vocal stylings have made the Marksmen sound recognizable in three music genres – Southern gospel, bluegrass and country. His leadership has garnered them countless awards in each genre including Dove nominations for their latest three CDs. Earle is featured on “Why Can’t You Believe?” and “Will You Meet Me Over Yonder.”

This CD features songs that highlight each member; it is Mark’s traditional country lead that through the years has become a pivotal part of the sound beside his father’s unique voice. Mark adds three more new songs to his songwriting catalog. He delivers a haunting performance -- “The Spirit Moved,” his song penned with Jim Green. He also features “No More Sin,” composed with Lance Carpenter.

Mark’s original song written with former Marksmen David Waller – “The Folly of a Fool” is sang by Darrin Chambers and is a commentary on believing in evolution.

A classic hymn written to feature a bass vocal “He Understands and Cares for Me” also highlights Darrin’s talents.

“Darrin continues to be a vital part of what we do musically and vocally,” Earle said.

Reaching back into some of the songs the group popularized early in their career with tenor Keith Chambers “I Have a New Life” and “Payday,” the group passes the torch now with his grandson carrying the prominent part in these audience favorites.

“Aaron’s approach is different vocally, but folks who follow us have shared how much they are enjoying his smooth sound,” Mark said.

The third generation of the Wheeler family adds their contribution as young Will Wheeler singing with his father and sister on “I’m Not Going to Hell.”

Sarah Grace joins her father and grandfather on “Time Has Made a Change.”

Mark features his banjo stylings on “the Old Cross Road” continuing a family tradition passed through the generations in his family.

Solid Gospel radio host Les Butler makes a guest appearance singing baritone and playing mandolin on the bluegrass standard “The Old Cross Road.” Fiddler Lynn Shook adds his talents to “Payday.”

“We hope that our friends will enjoy our latest CD,” Earle said. “This is my 44th album and each time we create a new one, its is just as exciting as the first time, the creativity, the love that is shared through the music, and the hope that God uses it to reach those who need to hear his message.”

The CD is available at for download on ITunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby. For more information, visit www.marksmenquartet.com, Fans may like Marksmen Mountain Music Camp on Facebook.