Thursday, July 31, 2014


(Gadsden, AL) July 30, 2014 – Pat Barker announces the launch of his new online community – You Tell Me. Through the “You Tell Me” campaign introduced on his site, individuals will have the opportunity to share how BIG God has been in their life and read how He has shown up in others. There will be artist video testimonials and prayer requests where you can respond in real time to requests made from all over the world.
Most of you were introduced to Pat Barker eight years ago when he joined the legendary Dixie Echoes. Fans from all over discovered his love for gospel music to be contagious. Fans not only loved his ability take a solo and sing it like no other bass singer, but his spirit and personality off the stage.
With Pat’s move to the Mark Trammell Quartet, thousands more were introduced to his talent in some of the largest venues across the country including his unforgettable appearance with the Cathedral Family Reunion. When Pat left the road many wondered if they would ever have the opportunity to see him again involved with the music he loves so much. Do we ever have good news for you.
If you thought Pat would start his own group or launch a solo career, you weren't thinking BIG enough. Today you can join a community of believers from all over the world through Pat’s brand new site http://HOWBIGISGOD2U.COM!
As a member of the community you will also have access to where Pat will be ministering and his latest products. July 30 is the day where You Tell Me and the rest of the world how BIG God is!
Join Pat live on twitter (@patyoutellme) Sunday, August 3rd from 3 – 4 o’clock CST to ask anything you like. Ask about the new site or find out what’s going on with Pat in the near future. DON’T MISS IT!!
More information on Pat Barker and the You Tell Me campaign can be found online at: or on Facebook:

Update On Tim Riley

Tim Riley
Tim Riley
Tim Riley continues to rest and recover following a mild stroke this past weekend. Daniel Riley of Gold City says, “Dad is in good spirits and working hard in rehab to regain strength and increased mobility on his right side. Mentally, he is 100 percent and is thankful for all the prayers and well wishes. Doctors are optimistic for a full recovery.”
For those who wish to send get-well cards or notes of encouragement to Tim, send them in care of Gold City, P O Box 2100, Gadsden, AL 35903.

Back Home & Red Roots “God and Country Tour”

Back Home
Back Home & Red Roots

Back Home & Red Roots ,”God and Country Tour”, teaming up together with local Radio stations for limited dates in 2015. These two trios are joining together to bring you high energy and inspiration!! If you are interested in booking please email

New Music From Mercy’s Bridge

Mercy's Bridge
Mercy’s Bridge
Mercy’s Bridge Releases their much anticipated debut full length album. With 12 songs by writers such as Ricky Free, Gerald Crabb, Lee Black, Ben Storie and more.. This album takes you on a musical journey that deals with love, loss, overcoming and the beauty that awaits us in heaven.  The album is available on ITunes, Google Play, radio and online at

Melinda Lightner joins His Mercies

Melinda Lightner
Melinda Lightner
(Charlotte, NC) Southern gospel artists His Mercies are pleased to announce the addition of Melinda Lightner as the newest singer to their group.
Melinda is currently in the radio promotions department of Resting Place Music and is a favorite among many radio DJs.
“It’s such an honor to be part of the His Mercies ministry. They have such a passion to see lives changed! It’s a blessing to sing with them!”
Mitzi Stamey, leader of the group states that “His Mercies is excited about having Melinda come into the HM family. She is an absolute asset to our ministry!”
RJ Henderson, also of His Mercies, states that “Melinda has such incredible energy that brings a fresh sound to our group. We are THRILLED to have her on board!”
With their new CD “Romans 8” to be released late Summer 2014, His Mercies is ready and excited about the new journey God is taking them on. Old as well as new fans are invited to follow His Mercies on social media for tour information and exciting updates.

Southern Gospel Music promoter Robert York of Georgia is taking a new direction for one of his upcoming shows

September 13th
Southern Gospel Music promoter Robert York of Georgia is taking a new direction for one of his upcoming shows.
Included among the top promoters in the U.S., York has hosted the top talent in the industry for his North Metro Atlanta Gospel Singings.
“We have decided to add to our concert lineup an evening of acoustic and bluegrass gospel,” York said. “Many people in our area have requested we do some of this type of show.”
York decided to include artists that enjoy success in several genres – Randall Franks, the Watkins Family and Les Butler.
The music ministries will appear on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. in the 600-seat Shiloh Hills Baptist Church auditorium at 75 Hawkins Store Road in Kennesaw, Ga.
Franks, a TV/Film star, columnist, musician, and entertainer is well known for his role as “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night.”
“Randall is a Top-20 selling Christian artist who has acted in several recent films and appeared for the Grand Ole Opry several times,” York said. “He is recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Museum as a Legend for his contributions to bluegrass.”
Adding to the entertainment of the evening will be emcee and musician Les Butler.
“Les is your weekend afternoon host on Solid Gospel radio across the country as well as the host of the popular weekend programs – ‘Front Porch Fellowship’ (bluegrass gospel) and ‘The Old Country Church’ (country gospel),” York said. “He is also host of popular TV show Harmony Road.  It’s not unusual to find him on stage at any given concert adding his talents from mandolin, piano, guitar, and Dobro to playing the bass. His show won the annual Achievement In Radio Award in 1999.”
One of America’s best loved acoustic music families – the Watkins Family have served as gospel music ambassadors from the state of Georgia to the world for more than three decades,
“Many family groups have made a name for themselves in the fields of gospel, bluegrass and country music but few can claim performance success in all three genres while never veering from their sincere dedication that their music should always reflect the love of Jesus,” York said.
York said whether the Watkins are performing on a grand stage with country stars such as Randy Travis and Diamond Rio, bluegrass festival or National Quartet Convention in front of thousands, or in the pulpit of a small country church, 2008 Impact Award nominee the Watkins Family raise spirits and hopes of the life to be led as servants of Christ through their harmonies.
“While the musical legacy of the Watkins family reaches back for generations in the mountains of northeast Georgia, their music today reflects the best in harmonies and musical instrumentation that can be heard,” York said.
According to York, if response for the concert is positive, then he will be looking seriously at adding more events that share the music of the mountains with Southern gospel audiences of Atlanta.
Tickets for the event are $20 at the door or $15 in advance by mail to Robert York, 4030 Ebenezer Drive, Marietta, Ga. 30066.

Gold City’s Hymn Revival CD is finally here!!

Hymn Revival follows Somebody’s Coming, Gold City’s best-selling and highest charting album in years; and contains beloved hymns along with two new classics, “In Christ Alone” and “The Power of the Cross,” which are poised to pass the test of time. The record also contains older, more traditional hymns such as “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and “I Need Thee Every Hour.”
Get yours today! Visit 

BCWI Announces 2014 Best Christian Workplaces

MERCER ISLAND, Wash., July 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The 2014 Best Christian Workplaces rely on inspirational work and effective communication to create a flourishing culture that meets the needs of those they serve.  Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces that 76 distinguished organizations have earned Certification as Best Christian Workplaces for 2014.  Each year since 2003, BCWI has identified the list of Certified Best Christian Workplaces.  This year is the largest participation level since the inception of the program.

Certified Best Christian Workplaces are global and represent all facets of ministries from churches, schools to universities, parachurch missions to product and services, book publishers to radio stations.  These Certified organizations exceed the percentage of engaged employees vs. norms.

The BCWI survey, now in its twelfth year, has surveyed over 140,000 employees from 630 organizations in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa.  In the past year, 158 organizations participated in the survey with 76 achieving Certification.  Attaining BCWI certification is not easy, many organizations survey multiple times before receiving this distinction.
    121 Community Church - Grapevine, TX
    2|42 Community Church - Brighton, MI
    American Bible Society - New York, NY
    Antioch Community Church - Waco, TX
    Apartment Life - Hurst, TX
    Arizona Shine Radio Station - Prescott, AZ
    Association of Christian Schools International - Colorado Springs, CO
    Blue Ridge Community Church - Forest, VA
    Briarcrest Christian School - Memphis, TN
    Bridgeway Community Church - Forest, VA
    Canadian Council of Christian Charities - Elmira, ON Canada
    CapinCrouse LLP - Greenwood, IL
    Care Net - Lansdowne, VA
    CedarCreek Church - Perrysburg, OH
    Central Christian Church - Mesa, AZ
    Cherry Hills Christian School - Highlands Ranch, CO
    Christ Community Church - Elgin, IL
    Christ the King Community Church - Bellingham, WA
    Christian Brothers Automotive - Houston, TX
    Christian Care Ministry - Melbourne, FL
    Christian Family Care - Phoenix, AZ
    Christian Leadership Alliance - San Clemente, CA
    Church of the King - Mandeville, LA
    Coalition for Christian Outreach - Pittsburgh, PA
    College of Biblical Studies - Houston - Houston, TX
    College Wesleyan Church - Marion, IN
    Compassion Canada - London, ON
    Denver Rescue Mission - Denver, CO
    Desert Vineyard - Lancaster, CA
    English language Institute/China - Ft. Collins, CO
    Evangelical Christian School - Cordova, TN
    Experience Life Church - Lubbock, TX
    Focus on the Family Canada - Langley, BC Canada
    Frederick Christian Fellowship Church - Frederick, MD
    Garland Heart -Wylie, TX
    Gateway Church - Southlake, TX
    Grace Brethren Christian School - Clinton, MD
    Grace Chapel - Englewood, CO
    Grace Community Church - Fulton, MD
    Grace Family Church - Durban, South Africa
    Grace Fellowship UMC - Katy, TX
    Hales Corners Lutheran Schools - Hales Corners, WI
    Heritage Christian Academy - Overland Park, KS
    Hillcrest Baptist Church - Pensacola, FL
    HOPE International - Lancaster, PA
    Jill's House - Vienna, VA
    Joni and Friends - Agoura Hills, CA
    Joy El - Greencastle, PA
    Knox Area Rescue Ministries - Knoxville, TN
    Lancaster Bible College - Lancaster, PA
    Logos Bible Software - Bellingham, WA
    Mission India - Grand Rapids, MI
    Mountain Christian Church - Joppa, MD
    Next Level Church - Ft. Myers, FL
    Olivet Nazarene University - Bourbonnais, IL
    Pantano Christian Church - Tucson, AZ
    Phoenix Seminary - Phoenix, AZ
    Real Life Christian Church - Valencia, CA
    Samaritan Ministries International - Peoria, IL
    Santa Fe Christian Schools - Solana Beach, CA
    Southland Christian Church - Lexington, KY
    Southridge Community Church - St. Catharines, ON Canada
    Sparks Christian Fellowship - Sparks, NV
    Sunnybrook Community Church - Sioux City, IA
    Syndal Baptist Church - Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
    Union Gospel Mission of Salem - Salem, OR
    United Methodist Church of the Resurrection - Leawood, KS
    Upward Sports - Spartanburg, SC
    Vineyard Church - Kansas City, MO
    Welch College - Nashville, TN
    The Wesleyan Church - Fishers, IN
    Wheaton Academy -  West Chicago, IL
    White River Christian Church - Noblesville, IN
    Willow Creek Community Church - South Barrington, IL
    WorldServe Ministries (Canada) - White Rock, BC
For employees in Christian organizations, working in a flourishing culture energizes their calling and passion for service to others.  Employees in Christian organizations are also encouraged to see continuous improvement in engagement levels among their coworkers.  Engagement levels improved to 53.7% vs. 51% a year ago, and 47% two years ago according to Al Lopus, President of Best Christian Workplaces.  As a result, the gap between the engagement levels of Christian and secular workplaces continues to grow.

There is a lot of buzz about workplace culture in Christian organizations.  Last August at the Global Leadership Summit, Bill Hybels boldly shared the transformational journey Willow Creek Community Church had been on during the previous five years and the impact it has had on their church.  After moving from a nearly toxic culture to a flourishing culture, Hybels says the payoff is, "You will simply not believe how much better a healthy culture performs.  Get ready for outcomes you never thought were possible by your organization."  To develop a flourishing culture, leaders at these organizations focus on activities such as defining values, hiring for cultural fit, holding more frequent performance discussions and integrating culture with strategy.

To earn the distinction as a Best Christian Workplace, organizations participate in the Best Christian Workplace Institute's employee engagement survey and meet predetermined standards of excellence.  The survey covers issues such as job satisfaction, commitment, Christian witness, supervisory effectiveness, work satisfaction, personal growth and development, management effectiveness, customer/supporter satisfaction, teamwork, communication and pay and benefits.  Employees confidentially respond to more than 50 questions addressing these topics.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute's purpose is to serve faith-based organizations by creating processes of discovery, facilitating leadership and organizational health and encouraging behaviors that build flourishing organizations.  BCWI is a non-profit research based organizational development and human resources consulting firm based on Mercer Island, WA. 

Contact: Al Lopus, President, Best Christian Workplaces Institute206-230-8111, 

The NEW SINGLE is Finally Here! Valerie Woodard


Today is the day :) The New Single from gospel artist Valerie Woodard titled 'Mighty God' is now available. Thank you to all the stations who are playing my music and to all the independent artist that I have met who have offered encouragement, a prayer or a word of advice. Thank you to my friends and family who have been with me on this journey from the beginning! I am so proud of this music that God has poured in me to write.

Please share this message with your family member and friends, also on facebook and twitter, the hashtag we are using for twitter is #MIGHTYGOD

You can order the physical CD single of "Mighty God" from our website:

If you are a broadcaster please contact us at for music.


Gaither Artist Angela Primm Signs Extensive Agreement With AG Publicity

July 28, 2014 (Nashville, TN) Renown Gaither Soloist, Angela Primm, has reached an agreement with AG Publicity to represent her. Angela, long known for singing behind such great artists as Andre Crouch, Patti Austin, Bill Gaither, Gretchen Wilson and others has gained her the respect of industry leaders for her singing abilities. Her four-octave soprano voice added rich tones and depth of sound to each artist’s project.

Deon Unthank, President of AG Publicity said “I am so excited to be working with my longtime friend, Angie. Having watched her work in a Church atmosphere and seeing how her voice and spirit moved the hearts of those in the pews, it is only natural that she will do the same for the thousands she sings to in larger venues.”

Her current and inevitable step as solo artist is the natural progression of a life divinely designed. Angie is also a wife and business woman. True to her down-to-earth personality, she considers her most important achievement to be marrying her soul mate, John Primm. A successful business man as well as fine vocalist himself, he is Angie’s biggest fan, chauffeuring her and caring for her on many of her personal appearances. He knew how to love her 20 years ago and continues to do so to this day. Together, they established “Still Waters, Christian Light Club, Inc.,” a live Christian cabaret that never compromises the Gospel. The fresh and exciting show is a huge hit in Nashville.

Angela commented “Entering a new phase of my Ministry it is important to surround myself with the people I can trust. Having known Deon Unthank and the integrity he brings to Gospel Music gives me confidence to trust AG Publicity to do everything they can to help me in this next step in my career.”

Be looking in the near future for new music and dates from Angela Primm.

If you would like to book Angela for you church or concert E-mail her at .

About Angela Primm
Angela Primm is one of the premier voices of our time. Her musical history spans genres, continents, and audiences. She has commanded the attention of mega-stars from Aretha Franklin, Barbara Mandrel, and Brooks and Dunn to Southern Gospel music legends, Dolly Parton, and the late Vestal Goodman.

Angela’s background is what dreams are made of, and she is only beginning to step into the fullness of her purpose. Singing behind musical geniuses, Andre Crouch, Patti Austin, Bill Gaither, Gretchen Wilson and others, her four-octave soprano voice added rich tones and depth of sound to each artist’s recording. Angela Primm whose gift of song, love of the Gospel and Gospel music has catapulted her, as the Bible says, “before great men.” Together, they established “Still Waters, Christian Light Club, Inc.,” a live Christian cabaret that never compromises the Gospel. The fresh and exciting show is a huge hit in Nashville!

Angela was raised in the church by her precious mother, who was also a singer. Angie’s mom would sing the foot-stompin’ and joyful, “Couldn’t Keep It To Myself!” with such fervor, she would often lose her wig; but she would swoop it up and place it back on her head – backwards, and not miss one beat of her favorite song! Church members would laugh and shout right along with her! (Telling this particular memory of her mother makes Angie rear back in laughter herself!) “Couldn’t Keep It To Myself!” is also a favorite song of Gospel legend, Bill Gaither and is featured on Angela Primm’s sophomore project, Sanctuary. This CD along with her debut CD, A Little Bit of Heaven have been selling out wherever Angie performs – from concerts to cruises.

Bill and Gloria Gaither have embraced her as a daughter and always make room for her to sing in their sold-out concerts and Gaither videos. Angie’s beautifully wide smile lights up a room and her fun-filled disposition carry an exuberance that is electric and contagious! Moreover, her anointed and powerful voice makes the cares of this world melt into puddles at your feet. Angela Primm is “a little bit of heaven” to those blessed to know her, or experience her music, her joy, and her wonderful laugh!

What lies ahead for Angela Primm? Her future rests securely in God’s hands. But one thing we know for sure is that wherever Angie goes, and whatever Angie does, she will be giving her heart and soul to the people God loves, for the love of her Lord. That’s the way it was, the way it is, and the way it always will be.


Faith Film From Creators of COURAGEOUS Highlights Power of Prayer,

a Regular Practice for Nine of 10 Americans

(L to R) Alex and Stephen Kendrick pose outside The Gem Theater in
historic downtown Kannapolis, N.C., after filming car scenes for their new
movie. (Courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Photo credit: Kevin Peeples)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – July 29, 2014 – Alex and Stephen Kendrick—creators of hit faith films FIREPROOF and COURAGEOUS—have just wrapped principal photography on their anticipated fifth movie—a family drama with humor and heart focused on the power of prayer and its primary role in the Christian life. 

“We made this film to inspire, challenge and motivate families to fight the right kind of battles and to fight them the best way possible,” said Director and Co-Writer Alex Kendrick. “We have plans for everything—careers, finances, health. But what about a strategy for prayer for our lives, our spouses and our children?”

The Kendricks’ fifth film is their first project independent of Sherwood Pictures, the movie ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church. Pre-production began in 2013 with the blessing and support of the Sherwood family, where they remain associate pastors. 

“Sherwood is still our church home, and we’re here talking to you now only because Michael Catt, our pastor, took a risk, supported us and let us make a movie,” Alex Kendrick said.

Provident Films and AFFIRM Films partnered with the brothers to distribute their fifth movie.

The film features New York Times best-selling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. 

“I'm honored to be working with the Kendricks, and to be part of a story that encourages people to pray,” Shirer said. “Prayer is the most powerful weapon the church has to unlock the activity of heaven on earth.”

Filmed in and around Charlotte, N.C., this is the first Kendrick Brothers project shot outside their hometown of Albany, Ga. It drew more than 1,000 volunteers from 85 churches in the Charlotte area who stepped up and reached across denominational lines to support the production.

In addition to Shirer, the cast of the Kendricks’ latest movie includes T.C. Stallings (COURAGEOUS), Alex Kendrick (MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, COURAGEOUS) and veteran actress Karen Abercrombie (MY NAME IS PAUL, MOUNTAIN TOP). It introduces film newcomers comedian Michael Jr. as Michael and Alena Pitts as Danielle, and features a cameo by renown speaker Beth Moore in her first acting role.

“It's time for fierceness in prayer, and I cannot think of a more crucial message for a movie to convey,” Moore said. “God waits to see a generation that will take Him at His Word. Let's be that generation.”

“We’re going after something here that could radically improve our culture, and moviegoers will experience it within the context of an inspiring and emotional story,” Producer and Co-Writer Stephen Kendrick said. “Prayer is so much more than people realize. It can powerfully affect every problem and need in our lives if engaged from within a vibrant relationship with God.”

SYNOPSISA family-friendly drama, the film is about learning to fight the right kinds of battles. Filled with humor, wit and heart, it follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple, and their daughter, Danielle, as they struggle through personal, marital and spiritual issues. Their lives are forever changed after Elizabeth meets an elderly widow who helps her develop a secret prayer room in her home.

PRAYER IS FREQUENT . . . AT HOMEEach Kendrick Brothers film explores a subject deeply important to Christians and the Christian life: personal integrity in FLYWHEEL, resilient faith in FACING THE GIANTS, loving marriages in FIREPROOF and heroic parenting in COURAGEOUS.

This film’s focus on prayer strategically highlights a subject of interest to a majority of Americans. According to a National Opinion Research Center survey on frequency of prayer, nearly 90 percent of Americans claim to pray regularly. Some 60 percent say they pray at least once a day—for Christians, that number grows to 84 percent, according to a U.S. News and Beliefnet online poll. Almost 80 percent of American Christians say they pray most often at home. 
For interviews, contact:  Michael Conrad 214-616-0320

About Kendrick Brothers Productions
Kendrick Brothers Productions is the company of brothers Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick that exists to honor Jesus Christ and make His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, curriculum and speaking. By prayerfully blending engaging stories with scriptural integrity, the Kendricks seek to encourage and inspire viewers and readers with resources that impact their daily lives and strengthen their families and personal relationships.

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

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

(L to R) Ms. Clara (Karen Abercrombie) celebrates after Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) shares how God answered a specific prayer (filming location: Birkdale Village shopping center in Huntersville, N.C.). (Courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Photo credit: David Whitlow)
(L to R) Coleman (Alex Kendrick) stands with Tony (T.C. Stallings), his top pharmaceutical salesman, after a tense board meeting in downtown Charlotte. (Courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Photo credit: Judd Brannon) 
Alex Kendrick, Dr. Tony Evans, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and Stephen Kendrick pray over the Mitchell family and ask God to bless their home in Jesus’ name (the Mitchell home served as filming location for the Jordan family). (Courtesy of AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Photo credit: David Whitlow)

Author Announces Publication of New Memoir

Paul W. Sybert reflects on a lifetime of challenges and faith in God and the human spirit
"God is good and the Rapture is near," Sybert writes. "God answers prayer."

This a stroke recovery book of accepting help from other people.

MONTEREY, Calif., July 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- In "The Kindness of Strangers: Treasures of the Heart" (published by iUniverse), author Paul W. Sybert shares the details of his life story and shows how he has confronted fears head-on and placed his trust in Jesus Christ.

Sybert, a recovering stroke victim, knows all about living life in the face of adversity, and "The Kindness of Strangers" recounts some of the most important moments in his life, along with the tribulations that have tested him.

Covering everything from being baptized at age 12 to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering and struggling with alcohol addiction, Sybert writes openly about how his faith in God has helped him throughout his life. He also, as the title suggests, gives thanks for the kindness of strangers and shares stories of how they have helped him in many situations throughout his life. "People are kinder than you realize," he states.

An excerpt from "The Kindness of Strangers:"
    "The sad part is that as we grow up and get older we meet more strangers and treasure them in our hearts. But the older we get we think of God more like a stranger. We have to make an effort to decide where God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and our Angels fit in our lives. When we do they are no longer strangers."
Most of all, Sybert shares how God has worked miracles in his life. Through anecdotes and illustrations, he communicates the importance of maintaining a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

"God is good and the Rapture is near," Sybert writes. "God answers prayer."

About the Author
Paul W. Sybert earned a bachelor's degree in engineering and worked for more than 30 years as a business software programmer. Retired, he lives in Monterey, CA.,

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader's Choice, Rising Star and Editor's Choice designations--self-publishing's only such awards program. 

Go to Paul Sybert website: and go to page "My books." 

The Bowling Family Signs With Daywind Records

Hendersonville, TN (July 30, 2014) Daywind Records is pleased to announce the addition of the Bowling Family to its award-winning roster of artists.

The Bowling Family is a mixed group that consists of Mike and Kelly Bowling, their 14-year-old daughter Hope, vocalist Troy Peach and pianist John Jeffrey.

“Kelly and I are really thrilled to be a part of the Daywind family once again,” says group manager and lead singer Mike Bowling. “I don't believe any record company has ever had more of an impact on Southern Gospel Music. We are truly excited to be part of this team, and we have such love and respect for all of Daywind’s artists. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Mike Bowling previously sang with the Lefevres, Hinsons and Perrys before embarking on an award-winning solo career, while Kelly Bowling helped her ever-popular family, the Crabb Family, win three GRAMMY Awards and 11 Dove Awards during its period of existence. Peach has been a part of various ministries – including the Wilburns, the Steeles and the Perrys – while Jeffrey was previously with the Greenes.

Mike Bowling left his successful solo career to form what was then called the Mike Bowling Group in 2005, and
Kelly Bowling joined the group in 2006. Since that time, the group has produced four No. 1 songs – “We Have a Savior,” “Your Cries Have Awoken the Master,” “A Miracle Today” and “Notified.”

“The Bowling Family is no stranger to the fans of Southern Gospel Music, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our family here at Daywind,” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “For a number of years, fans have shown their love for Mike’s distinctive voice, and Kelly was part of a family that helped broaden horizons in this genre. The group has burst on to the scene, and we are looking forward to seeing all of the doors that will undoubtedly open as the excitement continues to grow

For more information about The Bowling Family go to or .
To book the Bowlings contact – or call 615-595-7500 .

About The Bowlings
The group consists of Mike Bowling and his wife, Kelly, their daughter Hope and longtime friend Troy Peach. They bring you their stories and songs in a way that is reminiscent of days gone by. To watch them perform reminds us of a time when "all night singings" were the norm, and folks lined up early to visit with the singers and musicians. As in most things, musical styles come full circle. What is old is new, and what is new is old!! Musically, Mike, Kelly, Hope and Troy make us realize this. Somehow they have created a sound that is as refreshing as the sounds of the early 70s. Mike has often been referred to as the vocal stylist of the day; however, the completion is so obvious with Kelly, Hope and Troy by his side. History will note that they have been true to the excellence of their ability without diminishing or distancing the listener.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Brian Free and Assurance, Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, Legacy Five and the Nelons. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit  or contact Amanda Martin at

McCray Dove and the Dove Brothers Band
Hello Everyone!
Come out and see us in Kentucky this weekend!

Saturday, August 2, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Renfro Valley All Night Gospel Sing
Renfro Valley Theatre
Renfro Valley, KY

Sunday, August 3, 2014 @ 6:00pm
Newton Creek Baptist Church
Kevil, KY

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Legendary Group Partners with Tour Producer The Berry Agency for Special Engagements during August

(Madison, NC) July 29, 2014 – GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members, The Hoppers, are excited to announce their A Night To Remember Tour in select cities during August 2014. The legendary group is partnering with talent agent and tour producer Israel Berry, President/CEO of The Berry Agency to present these special evenings.

Filled with music from America's favorite family along with a choir (in select cities), special moments throughout the concert and special guest Karlye Hopper (Dean & Kim's daughter), this is an evening designed for the entire family.

"We're looking forward to sharing a 'Night to Remember' with our friends this  August," shares Dean Hopper. "It's a special treat to perform with Karlye, our daughter, and I know the audiences will enjoy the special surprises we have in store."
Partnering with The Berry Agency's Israel Berry was an important piece of the puzzle in securing these concert dates and venues. "I've admired The Hoppers for so many years," stated Israel Berry. "To be able to partner with them to bring this evening to audiences is a special treat. It's going to be great!"

Tour dates for the A Night To Remember tour can be found at as well as their regularly scheduled appearances.

Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers - known as America's Favorite Family of Gospel Music - have been singing to global audiences for over 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land near the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.

In 2012, the group was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame alongside Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, Love Song, Rex Humbard, and Dallas Holm.

Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Dean and his wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, in addition to numerous industry and fan honors; and she has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean's wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, The Greenes.  She is noted for the excitement she brings to any live performance, and her unmistakable, rafter-ringing soprano vocals have taken The Hoppers to new heights for many years.
The Hoppers are celebrating over 5 DECADES of music excellence - don't miss this chance to catch America's favorite family of Gospel music, THE HOPPERS!

A Night To Remember Tour Dates (All other tour dates located at
Laurel Springs BaptistDeep GapNC
New Life Community ChurchWhitevilleNC
Ridgecrest BaptistDurhamNC
Concord Baptist ChurchJefferson CityMO
Miner Baptist ChurchSikestonMO
First Baptist/Venue Crowder ClgeCassvilleMO
First Baptist ChurchMartinTN

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ICGMA 58th Annual Convention and Award Show

SGN Scoops Radio For The Week Of July 28, 2014

ascension quartet
Ascension Quartet
On this week’s edition of SGN Scoops Radio with Jonathan Edwards, we have great gospel music from the Hoppers, Adam Crabb, Wilburn and Wilburn and the Pine Ridge Boys, as well as bluegrass music from Canaan’s Crossing and the Isaacs, plus much more. Jean Grady of Gospel Music Today has a CD review of Carla Bragg. We introduce you to a group from Missouri called The Ascension Quartet. Make sure to join us for two hours of great fun on SGN Scoops Radio. The Ascension Quartet has a new CD release! 

SGN Scoops Radio can be heard on the following stations:
WVSG Radio:, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:00pm EST.
Radiocia: on Tuesday at 10:00 am and 9:00 pm CST and Saturdays at 8:00 pm CST.
Gospel Hour Radio: on Saturdays at 3:00 pm CST and re-airs on
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 pm CST.
WTGF 90.5 FM, in Pace, Florida, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00pm EST.
WPIL 91.7 FM in Heflin, Alabama, Fridays from 10:00am -12:00pm CST.
KJSL106.7FM Fort Smith, Arkansas, Sundays at 4:00pm. and streaming on our website,
WUCG 93.1FM Blairsville, Georgia at 8:00 am Sunday morning and 9:00pm Sunday night.
Cowboy Gospel Radio internet station 8:00 am Sunday morning
and 9:00pm Sunday night.
Contact Jonathan to bring SGN Scoops Radio to your station:
About Jonathan Edwards: Jonathan Edwards began his radio career on KWFC 89.1 FM in Springfield, Mo. At KWFC he worked in news, sales and was an on air personality, creating the very popular Ozark Gospel Showcase. He has been nominated for 2 Singing News Fan Awards and garnered the coveted Paul Heil Award from the 2012 Diamond Awards. He travels full time with Faith’s Journey and currently hosts the syndicated radio show SGN Scoops Radio.
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Pat’s BIG announcement will be on July 30th!

Pat Barker

Since leaving the road full time, a lot of friends have been asking where they can see Pat Barker. Be one of the first to learn what Pat’s BIG announcement will be on July 30th! Are you expecting to see a new quartet or a solo career? Let me tell you, it’s much BIGGER than that! Follow Pat on Facebook and help get the word out about his new page – You Tell Me. While you’re there, remember to “like” his page to be one of the first to hear the announcement Wednesday!