Friday, August 29, 2014

Red Roots Honored with Dove Nomination

Triplicity included in GMA’s Country Album of the Year Dove Award Nominations


(Hendersonville, TN) – Red Hen Records is pleased to announce that Triplicity, the latest recording by Red Roots, had received a nomination for Country Album of the Year in the 45thAnnual  GMA Dove Awards.
Produced by father/son production team Rick and Micah Schweinsberg, the album’s first single reached the top 10 on the Singing News radio chart, and the second single continues to climb.  Triplicity was featured as a New and Noteworthy release on the iTunes’ Country page during release week and Red Roots has since appeared on several television networks and CCM festivals in promotion of the album.
At work on the production of their new video for the single “Great Big Yes,” Red Roots commented, “we are excited and still getting over the shock of being nominated for a Dove Award.  Thanks to everyone who voted!”
The Dove Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  The show will air across the world on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Red Roots features identical red-headed triplets, Nika, Nicole, and Natalie Taylor.   With a stage persona as fiery as their blazing red locks, it’s no surprise Red Roots is enjoying tremendous success.  Six radio singles off their first two albums have charted in the top 40 of the Singing News Magazine, with the first single “Seven Days” off Triplicity being their highest radio debut to date.  Red Roots was named Favorite New Trio at the 2013 Singing News Fan Awards and was a featured contestant on the American Bible Challenge.
Red Hen Records is the country division of Daywind Music Group and home to great artists such as Michael Lee and Zach & Rodney.  Red Hen is distributed to retail and all major digital outlets through New Day Christian Distributors.
For more information regarding Red Roots, please visit www.theredroots.com,www.redhennashville.com, or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.
If you are interested in booking Red Roots, please contact Red Roots Booking at: (228) 623-6752RedRoots3@gmail.com, or TheRedRoots.com/Booking.

Kansas City Gospel Jubilee This Labor Day

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For more information On The Kansas City Gospel Jubilee  or to purchase tickets, contact Jeremy Pope at 816-918-2676 or visit www.kcgospeljubilee.com,  tickets will go on sale June 1st.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

News from Hearts of Faith

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CGMA CONVENTION RESULTS!

Last week, we spent time in Toledo, OH at the 2014 CGMA Eastern Division Convention.  Although the crowd was small, the Spirit was HUGE!

On Saturday night at the Awards Celebration, we were honored to receive "A capella Artist of the Year"; "Duo of the Year"; and "Media Personality of the Year."  Donna received two individual awards:  "Promoter of the Year" and "Manager of the Year."  Brenda was awarded one individual award:  "Children's Ministry of the Year."

We were very humbled at these blessings and will represent the Eastern Division of CGMA in Branson, MO in October at the International Convention in these categories.

It was wonderful seeing all our friends and meeting new folks who share the same vision of spreading God's Word.

AUGUST DATES:

This coming week, we'll be participating in several events in southern TN and northern GA.  So, if you're in the area, please stop by:

* Thurs, Aug 28 (10:10 a.m. & 2:18 p.m.)
  Gerald Crabb's Gospel Music Fest @
     Dalton Trade & Convention Center
  Dalton, GA

Fri, Aug 29 @ 7 p.m.
   Cooke's Ministry Center
 
   Athens, TN

Sat, Aug 30 @ 7 p.m.
   Nonaburg House of Prayer
 
   Nonaburg, TN

Sun, Aug 31 @ 11 a.m.
   Oakland Baptist Church
 
   Sweetwater, TN
   (Dinner following service)

*  Sun, Aug 31 @ 6 p.m.
    Stephensville Baptist
  
    Englewood, TN


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It's never too early to book for 2015.  Contact us by email; phone; or via Facebook ("Friends of Hearts of Faith").

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As always, we appreciate your continued support of our ministry!  Hope to see you somewhere down the road!
Donna & Brenda
HEARTS OF FAITH
 

Nascar Driver Says 'No' to God, Becomes Amazon Best Seller


GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Aug. 27, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- When God was handing out the "overachiever" personality traits, evidently Robert Bakke was the first in line. God knew full well what and who He had created in Robert. So one day in 2011 in a lonely hotel room... God came calling, but Robert was in no mood to talk. The actual conversation went something like this: God:  "Robert, I want you to write Me a book on prayer."  Robert: "No, God, I'm not gonna do it!" God: "Excuse me?" Well, I think we all can imagine how that turned out. Yes, Robert wrote the book. It is titledPrayer at Full Throttle. Speaking of full throttle, the book "raced" to number 19 on Amazon's best seller chart and according to Robert, this wild ride isn't over yet... because for some reason, race car drivers have absolutely no interest in any numerical rating but that of number 1.
    
So how has this book exploded off the mark and headed to the top of the ratings? The book cuts straight to the point of why prayer works for some people and not so much for others, and then replaces doubt with miracles. The book's subtitle, "How Performance-Based Prayers Make Miracles Happen," is truthful and accurate. Robert even provides photographic evidence of actual miracles that have occurred as a result of performance-based prayer.
    
And there is absolutely nothing religious about this book! You won't read obscure theological theories or boring repetitive stories here. Take a look at some of these chapter titles: Thank the Lord for Taco Bell; Apparently, God Drives a Ford; and No Magic Fairy Dust. I can't wait to read it...uh, make that again!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Bakke is a jet captain and aerobatic flight instructor, a black belt and regional champion, a best-selling author, a race car driver, and a ski instructor. He was running a multi-million dollar company by the age of 24. After shattering numerous sales records, Robert eventually said good-bye to his business career and moved on to captain jet aircraft and teach the "performance" of God's Word. Robert received his certificate of ordination as a minister of the Gospel on April 15, 2012.
 

Complimentary Media Copies available at pressreleases@authorhouse.com  

New Jim Brady Trio Added To Harper Agency Artist Roster


Jim & Melissa BradyGoodlettsville, TN – One of Christian music’s leading booking agencies, The Harper Agency, has named the newly organized Jim Brady Trio, as the latest addition to their artist roster. The announcement comes just a few days after popular vocal group, The Booth Brothers shared the news that long-time group member Jim Brady would be leaving the group at the end of the year. “Ronnie and I are saddened to see Jim depart our team,” Michael Booth stated, “yet we are tremendously excited about his future contributions to Gospel Music.”
Since joining The Booth Brothers in 2002, Jim has become a favorite among Southern Gospel Music lovers. Over the past decade Jim, with Ronnie and Michael Booth,  have become one of Gospel Music’s most awarded groups, collectively receiving more than 100 industry honors and accolades. “The last 12 and a half years have meant more to me than words could ever express,” Jim shared. “Ronnie and Michael have truly become brothers to me, and I’ll be forever thankful for the great times spent with them.”
To say that Jim’s time with The Booth Brothers solidified his place at the pinnacle of Gospel Music  would be an understatement; however, Jim possessed a rich musical heritage prior to his arrival with the Brothers. He first began singing with his gifted musical family at the age of five, and by the time he was 16 he began songwriting. Also prior to joining The Booth Brothers, Jim traveled with his wife, Melissa, and her family, The Shulers for nearly a decade. Jim and Melissa merged their songwriting gifts and are now recognized as two of Gospel Music’s most prolific songwriters, having penned more than 200 songs.
Over the years Melissa has faithfully supported her husband’s calling to Gospel Music, and as often as possible the two have had the privilege to sing and minister together. Melissa is a talented vocalist and musician and was featured on the Women of Homecoming Gaither Videos released in 2013. She is a regular columnist for The Singing News Magazine and Homecoming Magazine, and has also filled in for such popular groups as The Hoppers, The Martins and Lordsong over the past several years. “God has brought so many opportunities our way as a result of Jim’s time with The Booth Brothers,” Melissa said. “Had he chosen to sing with them for the rest of his life, I would have supported him 100 percent, but God had other plans, and we are honored that He is affording us the opportunity to share a full-time ministry. ”
The third member of the Jim Brady Trio has yet to be named; however, Jim and Melissa know God has the perfect person already selected. “We are so excited about this new adventure,” Jim stated. “The decision to leave The Booth Brothers was not made lightly, but I felt an urging from God that this is right, and I am so grateful for Michael and Ronnie’s blessings on this new ministry.”
“We have no doubt The Jim Brady Trio is equipped to make quality music that will encourage and evangelize,” Michael explained. “Great days are ahead for this union, and we know God is going to use them in a mighty way.”
The Harper Agency is pleased to have the opportunity to work with this newly formed group and are thrilled to add The Jim Brady Trio to their roster of fine artists, which also includes The Booth Brothers.    “We’ve known Jim and Melissa for 11 years, since we first began scheduling The Booth Brothers,” Ed Harper states. “While collectively, they are a new trio, Jim and Melissa have already established themselves to be credible artists with a heart for ministry. They have a uniqueness in that they have had the opportunity to test the waters, so to speak, and have been able to minister together, even when Jim was traveling full-time with The Booth Brothers.”
The Harper Agency has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with The Booth Brothers for over a decade and obviously, it was important to have the blessing of The Booth Brothers before embarking upon a scheduling agreement. Thankfully, the blessing was bestowed.  “We are equally excited that Jim and Melissa’s trio will be a part of the Harper Agency. Ed Harper and the Harper Agency have effectively managed the schedule of The Booth Brothers for 11 years, and I know they will be a tremendous asset to Jim and Melissa.”
“I believe Michael and Ronnie consider The Jim Brady Trio to be an extension of The Booth Brothers’ ministry,” Ed shared. “They have that kind of friendship, and that is definitely important. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with and represent such an outstanding couple. We are anxious to see who they name as the third member of the Trio, and we look forward to being a part of their future for many years.”
The Harper Agency may be reached by calling 615-851-4500 or visiting www.harperagency.com. The Agency is currently scheduling dates for 2015 for The Jim Brady Trio. Additional information regarding The Jim Brady Trio is available online atwww.BradyHouseMusic.com.

North Metro Gospel Singing September 13

North Metro Gospel Singing

North Metro Gospel Singing Presents .. Shiloh Hills Baptist Church at 75 Hawkins Store Road in Kennesaw, Ga. will host the music ministries of former NBC and CBS star and IBMM bluegrass legend Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” of TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” acoustic Southern gospel award winning Watkins Family and Solid Gospel radio and Harmony Road TV host Les Butler on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 at the door or $15 advance and are available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Robert York, 4030 Ebenezer Drive, Marietta, Ga. 30066. For more information, call (770) 926-6021.

4 Hymn Promotions and The Pines Restaurant


4 Hymn Promotions
4 Hymn Promotions and The Pines Restaurant located in Madison Indiana are in agreement to have Gospel Dinner Concerts starting in 2015. The Pines Restaurant is located at 2700 Michigan Road in Madison Indiana. 4 Hymn Promotions is looking forward to the start of a new venture that God has allowed us to have.
The minute you walk through the doorway, you realize that dining at The Pines Restaurant will be a unique and enjoyable experience. Guests relax in a casual atmosphere surrounded by attentive servers, and find it hard to choose from generous portions of delicious entrees and hard-to-resist desserts.
At The Pines Restaurants in Seymour and Madison, Indiana, the experience involves a lot more than nice d├ęcor and comfortable surroundings. From the moment you enter, you find you’re treated like a friend. It was the way that Harold and Margaret Hall treated their guests in 1950 — and it’s the way that Mike and Katie Hall will treat you today. You’ll find this atmosphere makes everything better! From the wave of your favorite waiter or waitress — to the aroma of your favorite foods — The Pines Restaurant is right where you want to be.
The Pines is a place the whole family can enjoy great food, in a fun-filled atmosphere at an affordable price. We proudly serve up the freshest meals in the land. And don’t just take our word for it. Ask your friends and neighbors…we’ve been a family tradition since the 1950′s. We really do have something for just about everyone.
We are looking forward to providing some of the best gospel groups anywhere in the United States along with having some of the best cooking in the tri-state area.
Some of the groups that will be in concert are The Woodsmen, The Kramers, Lineage of David, The Horn Family, Mercy’s Bridge, The Mission Quartet, for starters!!!
Stay tuned for further information regarding future concert venues by calling Bill Evilsizer with 4 Hymn Promotions at 812-292-0069 or by emailing Bill at 4hymnpromotons@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sisters new project ATMOSPHERE Coming September 12th


We are excited to announce our new project ATMOSPHERE!
COMING TO YOU 9.12.14
Check out the ATMOSPHERE video!
Also visit www.sistersmusic.org and join SISTERS ATMOSPHERE for a FREE download of our single release “YOU ALONE” and Pre-Order information.
We appreciate your prayers and support of our ministry!
SISTERS
Kim, Heather & Valerie

THE LESTER’S ANNOUNCE MATT FELTS AS NEW TENOR


Through their group newsletter, Facebook and through a video shot at Silver Dollar City, the announcement was made today that the Lester’s have hired Matt Felts as their new tenor. ” We are grateful to The Lord for sending Matt our way and we’re looking forward to what God has in store for this ministry as we continue our journey for Him. Matt will be joining the week of September 8th so be watching our tour schedule and come out to a concert to welcome Matt to the Lesters.”
Matt Felts has been a mainstay in Gospel music for a number of years having been a member of the Dixie Melody Boys and other groups. He had this to say about joining the Lesters. ” Growing up in St. Louis, our home was filled with great Gospel music from groups like the Cathedrals and the Happy Goodmans. One group stood out to us above the rest, The Lesters. I’m thrilled to be apart of such a rich legacy of ministry and music. Joining the Lesters is truly like coming home.”
The Lesters will be in the studio soon and will make an appearance on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention next month. You can find out more and see their tour schedule by going to their website at www.thelesters.com

Global Promotions Names Angela Griffin as News Director

Duncan, SC –Oak Tree Productions recording artist and journalist, Angela Griffin, has been named News Director for Global Promotions. She has been a featured writer for SGN Scoops Digital Magazine for the past three years and a vital part of Creekside Gospel Music Convention held yearly in Pigeon Forge, TN. Griffin along with her husband also serve as Field Representatives for the humanitarian organization LoveA Child, Inc. based out of Ft. Myers, FL.
Paul Pitts, President of Global Promotions notes “We are extremely happy to have Angela join our growing staff. She brings great journalistic expertise along with extreme knowledge of our business and artists.”
Griffin shares “I feel incredibly honored and blessed to have the opportunity to work with Global Promotions; a company that promotes the Gospel with such passion and integrity. I’m thrilled to be apart of their amazing team.”
Global Promotions Concert and News Alerts are updated daily through social media outlets, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/globalpromoconcerts and Twitter athttps://twitter.com/globalpromoorg. Visit www.globalpromo.org for an in-depth look into their ministry and stay up to date on their upcoming concert series.

Labor Day Night Sing With To The End

Find More About To The End Here

Jeff Stice Signs Agreement With AG Publicity

Jeff SticeNashville, TN Phenomenal keyboard artist Jeff Stice has launched his solo career and is making great strides in becoming the premier instrumentalist in Gospel music. Having played with such groups as the Nelons, Triumphant Quartet, the Kingdom Heirs and Perfect Heart the name “Jeff Stice” already brings respect and attention.
Deon Unthank, President of AG Publicity said “I have known Jeff personally for a lot of years and he has proven himself to not only be an outstanding musician, but absolutely one of the nicest guys in the whole music industry. We are proud to add Jeff to the other great artists represented by AG Publicity.”
Also commenting, Jeff stated “One of the first things I knew that I would need when I started on my own was someone who was already good at putting out publicity. I wanted the best, so I immediately went to the Unthanks with AG Publicity.”
Jeff appeared at the 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Fan Festival and received a warm welcome with several standing ovations from the crowd. He has already been busy booking other events including Christmas gatherings as well as other special occasions. Jeff has the ability to tailor his artistry to meet any occasion in a Church or other venue.
Producing projects in the studio is another talent that Jeff Stice has been utilizing before and since entering into a solo ministry. He recently won an AGM Ovation Award for producing Triumphant Quartet’s last project ‘Awesome God’.
Besides publicity, Jeff also needed a booking agent and found another old friend in Beckie Simmons Bates of the Beckie Simmons Agency. BSA is now booking Jeff at churches, concerts, fairs and any other event where great piano music and ministry is wanted.
You can learn more about Jeff Stice at http://www.jeffsticemusic.com orhttps://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 call615-595-7500.

Daywind Music Group Honored with 20 GMA Dove Award Nominations

HENDERSONVILLE, TN  Daywind Music Group’s artists, songwriters, and producers received 20 nominations for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.  The Dove Awards will be aired globally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Honored with four nominations was Daywind recording artist Karen Peck and New River for Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance, and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for their single “Revival” and for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their album Revival.  The song was co-written by Karen Peck, Kenna West, and Don Poythress.
Brian Free and Assurance received four Dove nominations for Song of the Year, Southern Gospel Performance, and Southern Gospel Song of the Year for “Say Amen,” and Southern Gospel Album of the Year for Unashamed.  The song was co-written by Daywind staff writers Kenna West and Jason Cox along with Michael Farren.  The album was produced by Producer of the Year nominee Ricky Free.
Adam Crabb and Wilburn and Wilburn each garnered two nominations.  Adam Crabb received nominations for Country Album of the Year for Surrender produced by Adam and Jason Crabb and for Country Song of the Year for “That Whosoever was Me” written by Jason Cox, Kenna West, and Lee Black.  Wilburn and Wilburn received nominations for Country Album of the Year for Here Comes Sunday and for Bluegrass Song of the Year for “If These Old Walls Could Talk” written by Dianne Wilkinson and Jerry Salley.
Daywind’s Choral Division posted two nominations in the Musical of the Year category for “Good News from Jerusalem” created by Dianne Wilkinson and “Highest Glory” created by Marty Funderburk.
Greater Vision got a nod for Southern Gospel Album of the Year for its Daywind recordingFor All He’s Done, an album featuring three #1 songs.  Greater Vision received two other nominations for their work on the Cathedrals Family Reunion project.
Past Dove winner, Chigger Hill Boys and Terri was nominated for Bluegrass Song of the Year for their hit bluegrass gospel single “Revelation Song.”
First time nominees the Browders were honored for their song “Lift Up His Name” written by Matthew Browder from the album Time Machine, while Red Roots picked up a Country Album of the Year nomination for their album Triplicity produced by Rick and Micah Schweinsberg.
Daywind’s Vital Worship division was nominated in the Special Event category for their groundbreaking recording Songs for the Living King.
Daywind president Ed Leonard said, “We are blessed that so many of top artists, songwriters and producers call Daywind home.  We will continue serving Christ by producing top quality music.”
Daywind Music Group is home Daywind Records, Daywind Soundtracks, Daywind Music Publishing, Daywind Studios, Red Hen Records, and Thoroughbred Records.  Daywind Records represents great artists like Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, the Hoskins Family, the Blackwood Brothers, Wilburn and Wilburn, the Browders, Adam Crabb, the Bowling Family, Karen Peck and New River, Amber Thompson, Joseph Habedank, the Nelons, and Watts, Rowsey, & Bean.  Red Hen Records is home to Red Roots, Zach & Rodney, Michael Lee, and Ryan Watkins.  Thoroughbred Records is home to the Chigger Hill Boys & Terri.  Daywind recordings are distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors (www.newdaychristian.com) and to the general market by Select O Hits.
Daywind Music Publishing is home to great songwriters Ronny Hinson, Dianne Wilkinson, Marty Funderburk, Sue Smith, Kenna West, Jason Cox, Kyla Rowland, Belinda Smith, Ricky Free, Scott Inman, John Darin Rowsey, Lee Black, Ben Storie, Gina Vera, David Browder, Matthew Browder, Sonya Browder, Tommy Browder, Aaron Crabb, Adam Crabb, Amanda Crabb, Karen Peck Gooch, Mike Richards, Natalie, Nika, and Nicole Taylor (Red Roots), Gina Boe, Caleb Collins, Janice Crow, Marcia Henry, Rick Schweinsberg, Micah Schweinsberg and CCM writers Sam Tinnesz, Aaron Rice, Michael Fordinal, Justin Kintzel, and Hearts of Saints.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tribute Quartet Unveils Daywind Debut


HENDERSONVILLE, TN (Aug. 26, 2014) – The debut project by the Tribute Quartet as a Daywind recording artist is being released today, “Journey of Hope.”
 
Tribute is a male quartet comprised of group manager and lead singer Gary Casto, baritone singer and pianist Josh Singletary, tenor singer Riley Harrison Clark and bass singer Anthony Davis.
 
“Journey of Hope” was molded by the group’s long-time producer, Roger Talley.
           
“Journey of Hope" is a collection of songs that resound the constant truth of the hope we have when concluding our journey of life,” says Tribute manager and lead singer Gary Casto. “We are very thankful to Daywind Records and our producer, Roger Talley, for shaping this recording into the theme we so unashamedly sing about.”
 
 “Journey of Hope” is an 11-song project that includes an award-winning cast of songwriters such as Kenna West, Lee Black, Michael Farren, Marcia Henry, Sue C. Smith, Kyla Rowland, Mary Funderburk, Caleb Collins, Dianne Wilkinson, Rebecca J. Peck, Terry Franklin, Barbara Franklin, Ricky Free and Tony Wood.
 
The group – which joined the Daywind family earlier this year – has produced top-charting hits such as “Homecoming Day,” “Homesick Angel” and “Good News From Jerusalem,” a No. 1 song.
 
 “Tribute has been on a steady rise toward the top of the Southern Gospel Music industry since its inception, and this recording will propel the group’s climb,’” explains Daywind president Ed Leonard. “With hit after hit already under its belt, we believe that the group has more chart-toppers to come on ‘Journey of Hope.’ Tribute Quartet delivers these songs with a sincerity and an energy that allows the wonderful messages in these great songs to come alive. We can’t wait to hear the reactions from the fans to what we believe is the group’s best effort yet.”
 
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including The Browders, The Nelons, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, The Bowling Family, Joseph Habedank, The Hoskins Family and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is 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 the group, visit Tribute Quartet’s web site atwww.tributequartet.com.


A Note From Connie Hopper


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From Connie Hopper, August 24, 2014
Dear Friends,
I just wanted to drop a note of gratitude for your kindness and encouragement throughout the years. With respect to that unmatched support, I wish to respond to recent inquiries and concerns.
Simply put, during my annual mammogram, the doctor discovered a small malignant mass. Because of our family’s past experience with this disease and knowing the emotional toll it can take, they asked that we postpone a few concerts as to be with me during the time of my tests. Nothin’ like good family support.
Yes, plans of surgery are already in motion and all doctors are beyond optimistic! Oswald Chambers wrote, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”
We greatly appreciate your understanding of any time off I may need to take, and sincerely covet your prayers.
Once more, I thank you.
Connie Hopper

Nashville Country Revival Now on Hulu


Nashville Country Revival
Franklin, TN (Mansion Entertainment) August 22nd, 2014 – The popular Nashville Country Revival TV show has already been seen by Gospel Music fans in the past 2 years on traditional TV networks such as Daystar, Heartland TV, TCT and a host of other national, network platforms. NCR has entered new territory for Gospel oriented music as nine episodes of Nashville Country Revival have now been launched on Hulu. Amazon Prime will come on board in the near future offering Nashville Country Revival episodes to its subscriber base and viewership as well.
The release of these first nine episodes to Hulu and Amazon Prime will feature music from such artists as Jeff and Sheri Easter, Brian Free and Assurance, Channing Eleton, Jason Crabb, Darrell Freeman, Doyle Lawson, Red Roots, Brad Davis, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Zach & Rodney and a host of others. The episodes also include interview segments by Larry Wilhite (of The Wilhites) with artists like John Berry, Jimmy Fortune, Charlie Daniels and others.
Like Netflix, Amazon Prime and other over-the-top subscription services, Hulu offers on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from ABC, Fox, NBC, TBS, WWE, and many other networks and studios. As of 2013, Hulu had over 4 million paid subscribers with the total number of people who viewed Hulu at 38 million. Hulu is available on a variety of platforms such as Apple TV, network-enabled Blu-Ray players, a variety of game consoles, Google Chromecast, iTunes, Orb TV, Roku, Tivo, web browsers and the Hulu Plus app for smartphones and tablets.
According to a April 21, 2014 article by ABC News, more people are “cutting the cord” from traditional cable and satellite TV. The ranks of Americans who no longer get cable or satellite TV have increased 44 percent in the past four years to 7.6 million households, according to a new report by Experian Marketing Services. Approximately 18.1 percent of all US households with a Netflix or Hulu account are considered to be “cord cutters”, the report found.
Nashville Country Revival is a VJ-style hosted music program featuring concept videos from artists whose styles range from Country to Bluegrass flavored Gospel or Inspirational music. Mansion Entertainment is in the planning stages to produce new episodes of Nashville Country Revival featuring new guest hosts to be added and a shift in focus toward providing content to Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and other growing non-traditional platforms gaining in viewer popularity.
For more information on the availability of Nashville Country Revival on Hulu visit Hulu.com, download the Hulu Plus app on your smartphone or tablet, or utilize one of the many platforms mentioned above.

Matt Felts To Leave Dixie Melody Boys

From Matt Felts

For the last four years I’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with Ed O’Neal and the Dixie Melody Boys. I’ve been so blessed to be embraced by their wonderful friends and fans all across the country. This season has seen some great times for the group including the 50th Anniversary Reunion, numerous awards and many great concerts. When I joined I didn’t fully understand what it meant to be a member of the “Ed O’Neal University”. It’s more than just a group. It’s being part of a fraternity that you’re always a part of. As many of you know, I fly from Nashville to North Carolina every week to meet the guys. Like many things the cost of flights have gone up drastically over the last couple years. This coupled with God’s leading in a new path have brought me to announce my departure from the Dixie Melody Boys. I want to thank Ed for an incredible four years. I will never forget the songs, the miles and the many laughs. Some may say I’m graduating but you never truly leave the Dixie Melody Boys. It a family you’re always a part of. There will be an announcement soon about the new doors God has opened but for now I just wanted to thank all of you and Ed.
Matt Felts

Southern Sound’s Alan Brewster Inducted


(Ft. Oglethorpe, GA) Phenomenal Bass singer Alan Brewster of Southern Sound Quartet received the high honor of being inducted as an individual into the Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. This Georgia native is known for his motivation in business, and his low voice that every great quartet needs.
Southern Sound Lead singer and Manager, Ben Harris said, “Although Alan remained a board member of the group during his three year absence, he was of course not a regular touring member during those years. We have had many promoters, pastors and friends ask about Alan, and now he is back and we could not be more pleased. Alan brings far more than his rich and talented voice. He also brings a wealth of business background, a firm commitment to Christ, and a friendly demeanor that everyone loves.”
Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame was founded in 2005. It was formed to recognize and remember the efforts of those individuals whom have given to the advancement and support of Gospel Music in the Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia, and Northeast Alabama, locally known as the Tri-state area.
There were 25 new inductees this year, including nationally known Jack Clark and Elmer Cole.
This years ceremony was held at Parkway Baptist Temple, Fort Oglethorpe, GA on August the 2nd.
Alan stated “I started singing bass in a young people’s church quartet at the age of 15. Since then I have sung with the Royal Heirs Quartet of Lafayette, GA, Kings Messengers Quartet of Lafayette, GA, Happy Harmony Quartet of Chattanooga, TN, Called Out Quartet of Dalton, GA, Hymnsmen Quartet of Cleveland, TN and Southern Sound Quartet of Nashville, TN. I joined Southern Sound in April of 2007 and stayed til October of 2010. After much thought and prayer I rejoined the group in August 2013.
My favorite memory would have to be my first performance on the main-stage of the National Quartet Convention with Southern Sound.”
To book Southern Sound call Ben Harris at (615) 481-9431 or Alan Brewster (423) 580-4915

Monday, August 25, 2014

AbsolutelyGospel.com Shares It's Blessings With Marcelly's Dream


Cleveland, TN (August 22, 2014) In the midst of their 15th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Festival, AbsolutelyGospel.com felt the need to seed a portion of the offering received on Tuesday evening.

Having been aware of Marcelly's Dream nearly from it's inception it seemed to be the natural place to start giving back to God through this amazing ministry. Marcelly's Dream came about as a young missionary's daughter sat in the Mission Directors office of the Church of God and told him of the dream she had of feeding children around the world.

Tim Hill, the Missions Director who's office she was in just happened to be performing that Tuesday evening at the Festival. Tim is a great songwriter and singer as well. Tim tells us “Through the efforts of Marcelly's Dream and the kindness of people like those at the concert that night over $1,505,000 has been raised in just over a year to help children all over this world. Those efforts include just finishing the building of over 50 homes for the poor people of Cambodia, as well as ministering to the physical and nutritional needs. The dream of a little girl became part of a world wide operation to touch the lives of children beyond what she could have imagined. We are blessed to have friends like those at AbsolutelyGospel.com who care enough to share in a ministry like Marcelly's Dream.

President of AbsolutelyGospel.com, Deon Unthank stated “It was not a hard decision to choose Marcelly's Dream. Seeing the results let us know that this is not just another church program, but rather it is a real ministry to thousands upon thousands of children who need our help. Beyond just building homes, Marcelly's Dream feeds hungry children and digs wells to supply water in those communities where children are desperate for food and water. Thousands of Bibles are delivered to children across the world. We are humbled just to be a tiny part of this missionary effort.”

AbsolutelyGospel.com has grown from relative obscurity to the industry's leading internet publication for Southern Gospel news and information in a relatively few short years. The site includes a wide variety of features, consisting of artist interviews, a weekly chart, late-breaking news, and much more. It's the place where the Fans Have A Voice.

To learn more about AbsolutelyGospel.com go to www.absolutelygospel.com or https://www.facebook.com/absolutelygospel . To Twitter AGM go to https://twitter.com/absolutelygospl .
To reach AGM by E-mail go to news@absolutelygospel.com .

To learn more about Marcelly's Dream go to http://www.marcellysdream.org or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marcellys-Dream . The Twitter address is https://twitter.com/marcellysdream .
You can E-mail Marcelly's Dream at info@marcelly'sdream.org

Friday, August 22, 2014

Died: A Great Prolife Warrior; George Offerman, RIP



FRONT ROYAL, Va., Aug. 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Pro-life community has lost a dedicated warrior for the unborn, George Offerman, age 53.

George was a professional psychotherapist, who helped hundreds of weary souls that sought his help.

George wrote scores of blogs in defense of the unborn, calling on Christians to leave their comfortable surroundings, to fight for the unborn, and to create the "social tension" needed to bring this holocaust to an end.

In 2009, George won the "Blogger of the Year" award from American Life League.

George Offerman, however, was more than a man of words; he was a man of action. For example:
  • George was a consistent presence at the abortion mill in Falls Church Virginia, where he witnessed to pregnant mothers as they entered the facility to kill their babies...Saturday after Saturday after Saturday, month after month, year after year.
     
  • George was arrested for distributing pro-life Catholic literature at the parking lot of the Northern Virginia Diocese Catholic Cathedral in 2008. He told fellow Catholics that it was a sin to vote for Barak Obama, because Obama promoted the murder of unborn babies. He was right, but sadly, he was arrested for his actions.
     
  • In Early 2009, George and his wife Kathy travelled to Rome at their own expense with 10 other pro-lifers, to meet with Cardinal Burke and other Vatican Prelates, begging them to instruct American Catholic Bishops to deny Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who supported the murder of babies by abortion.
     
  • George was arrested with Dr. Alan Keyes in Notre Dame in 2009, protesting against Obama's speech at Notre Dame's commencement that year, thus becoming a part of the notable "Notre Dame 88." (All charges were later dropped.)
     
  • George supported his wife Kathy and sacrificed his time throughout 2012, when she purchased television ads for a dozen pro-life candidates who ran for various federal offices. Those ads showed aborted babies, and were seen in over 30 states, and garnered extensive local and national media coverage.
     
  • George and Kathy participated in many press conferences, protests, and demonstrations for the unborn in Washington DC.
On Saturday, August 16, George Offerman was killed in a tragic automobile accident in Maryland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 23, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, and his three adult children from his first marriage; Matthew, Faith, and Grace.

"George Offerman's untimely death is a supreme tragedy for his family, and a great loss to the unborn babies he defended, his friends, and the pro life community. He will be sorely missed. May God grant him the joy of life eternal." -- Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue