Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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


David Landrith
David  Landrith
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
year.
“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
http://longhollow.com.

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
Visit her website at: 
www.PattersonPromotions.com

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.


Share America Foundation chooses Southern gospel singer for scholarship

The Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its second 2014 scholarship winner recently at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga.

The 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 honor students excelling in the Appalachian musical arts.

Southern gospel singer Aimee Garner of Ringgold, Ga. was selected as the Catoosa County recipient 2014 scholarship.

"I was so surprised when Mr. Randall Franks awarded me with this scholarship," she said. "I appreciate this wonderful blessing that will be used to further my ministry."

Garner is a graduate of Heritage High School attending Dalton College. She is studying marketing.


"My greatest desire is to travel and sing, however I plan on finishing my Bachelor's degree in marketing," she said.

Garner is the daughter of Brian and Tami Porter of Ringgold, Ga. and Jerry Garner of Rossville, Ga. She is the 
granddaughter of Joe and Betty Perkins and Dilbert and Doris Garner of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

 “We were honored to present $500 to assist her as she pursues her college studies,” said Share America Chairman Gary Knowles.

Her latest CD is “This Little Light."  

"'This Little Light' is currently out and I have another CD on the way called 'The Way Home" that will be out by the beginning of next year," she said.

She records for A&G Records with Gerald Crabb and Alisa Asbury as producers.

“Aimee is a tremendously talented singer and has a stage presence that will definitely open many doors to her as she encourages others with her gifts,” Franks said.

For more information, visit Aimee Garner artist page on Facebook. 
"I would greatly appreciate your prayers and support, " she said.

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 in Ringgold, Ga. 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.

WHO'S PICKING A FIGHT WITH "FIFTY SHADES"?



OLD FASHIONED--a Small-Budget Indie--Climbs in the Ring

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BURBANK, Calif. -- Nov. 13, 2014 --Get ready to rrrr-rumble!  Release of the new “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer has a video/trailer response from underdog OLD FASHIONED, also opening nationwide on Valentine’s weekend 2015.  


In this corner, the heavyweight Cineplex champ “Fifty Shades of Grey”--bestselling soft porn about a na├»ve heroine and a tortured leading man who likes his women that way too. In this corner, OLD FASHIONED, in which two souls who are 50 shades of jaded try to build a love to last.
OLD FASHIONED is the story of a former frat boy and a free-spirited woman who together attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” courtship in contemporary America.

In his new video riposte to the “Fifty Shades” trailer (full transcript here), OLD FASHIONED writer/director Rik Swartzwelder opens with the obvious. “Why would a modestly budgeted romantic movie like OLD FASHIONED want to jump in the arena and go toe-to-toe in a David vs. Goliath standoff with a cultural juggernaut?

“Well, honestly, because we believe it matters,” he answers. “And I gotta believe—I find it impossible not to believe—that deep down we want to celebrate something more than ‘Fifty Shades.’ 

As with Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades,” OLD FASHIONED protagonist Clay Walsh packs a past. In contrast to Grey, however, Clay resists his friends’ cynicism and rejects the dead-end pain of standard dating. While Christian Grey leads Ana to the Red Room of Pain, Clay Walsh takes pains to avoid using Amber, whom he’s attracted to.

“When did treating women with respect become the joke?” Clay asks in the film. In an earlier scene he muses, “I don’t believe dating trains us to be good husbands and wives. It trains us to be skilled in the superficial.”  

OLD FASHIONED “is a compelling look at modern relationships through the lens of honor,” Melinda Ledman writes in Christian Cinema. “ . . . a fascinating dive into the respectfulness of the past and its plausible application for the present.”

“‘Fifty Shades’ is short-term titillation and OLD FASHIONED offers a long-term alternative,” Producer Nathan Nazario explained. “Audiences want to hear that the best of the past is still possible—that a relationship can be the safe room.”

“Maybe it’s time for a line in the sand,” Swartzwelder said. “How much further can the envelope be pushed?  OLD FASHIONED raises questions worth asking from a cultural perspective. What is it that we genuinely aspire to, what is it we truly hope and long for?  For ourselves?  Our children?  Is it objectification?  Unbridled pursuit of our basest desires? Is that the legacy we want to create?  Is that the American dream?”

On Valentine’s weekend, the battle is at the box office, but Nazario says the action already is underway. “The more clicks on the OLD FASHIONED site, the greater our voice to say the values that got us here are the best ones to take into the ring,” he said.

OLD FASHIONED, from Freestyle Releasing, opens nationwide on Valentine’s weekend 2015. 

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THE ROYS Win Fourth Consecutive Inspirational Country Music's Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award

The Roys
The Roys
Nashville, TN  – Brother/sister duo THE ROYSwon theBluegrass Artist of the Yearaward for the fourth consecutive year at last night’s 20thAnnual ICM Faith, Family & Country™Awards show.  “Truly humbled once again,” noted Elaine of the honor.  “We thank the Lord Jesus and Mom and Dad,” added Lee.  Following their acceptance of the award, THE ROYS delivered a stellar version of the poignant“Mended Wings”from THE VIEW,their fourth Rural Rhythm Records’ release.  The disc hit stores in September, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart, and generated a #1 single with“No More Lonely” on theBluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart.

The popular Bluegrassers were previously honored with the following ICM Awards: 2013,2012 & 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year; 2012 #1 Inspirational Country Single (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”), and the 2010 & 2009 Duo of the Year.

The star-studded 2014 Awards show was hosted by legendary entertainer Ray Stevens and Megan Alexander of Inside Edition, and was taped for future broadcast across multiple outlets.  Performances by Rhonda Vincent; American Idol finalist and BMG recording artist Danny Gokey; Grand Ole Opry member John Conlee; CMA award-winner John Berry, and Curb recording artists Sweetwater Rain and Rachel Holder made for an outstanding evening of music.

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The Rick Webb Family Brings Christmas Joy To The World



Lauded Family Ensemble Plans Christmas Tour

Tour Stops Include Callaway Gardens, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Billy Graham Headquarters, and Concludes with The 
Glory & Majesty of Christmas Extravaganza At Blue Gate Theater


The Rick Webb Family is kicking off the Christmas holidays just a bit early this year with the release of their new holiday recording, Joy to the WorldThe 10-track project – produced by Jacob Danieley, Dean Hopper and Rick Webb – is filled with exquisitely orchestrated Christmas songs sure to be a welcome addition to holiday playlists. The voices of The Rick Webb Family – Rick, Phyllis, Hannah and Parker – perfectly complement the music with their excellent vocal abilities.

As always, the goal of the talented family is to point others to Christ. “Celebrating Christmas is a personal time of worship for your family,” Rick Webb shares. “We trust this timeless collection of Christmas favorites will once again draw the listener closer to the Savior and warm your heart with the celebration of the season!”
Tracks include seasonal favorites “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “White Christmas,” “Joy To The World,” “Away In A Manger,” “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” among others.

Keeping with tradition, the family will embark on their annual Christmas tour performing 13 appearances throughout the month of December. The tour concludes as the family presents the holiday extravaganza, The Glory & Majesty of Christmas, during a five show run at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewanna, IN. The show, now an annual tradition, features The Rick Webb Family along with over 28 cast members retelling the Greatest Story ever told!

The project and tour are “must-add” items to your Christmas bucket list. Joy To The World,released by Song Garden Music Group, is available now atwww.RickWebbFamilyMusic.com.

The Rick Webb Family Christmas Tour
12/01/14 – First Baptist Church – Greensboro, NC – 11 AM EST
12/03/14 – Hopkins Chapel Church – Zebulon, NC – 6 PM EST
12/05/14 – First United Methodist Church – Cherryville, NC – 7 PM EST
12/07/14 – White Oak Worship Center – Blairs, VA – 11 AM EST
12/08/14 – Calloway Resort and Conv. Center – Pine Mountain, GA
12/09/14 – Calloway Resort and Conv. Center – Pine Mountain, GA
12/10/14 – Calloway Resort and Conv. Center – Pine Mountain, GA
12/10/14 – Billy Graham Headquarters – PRIVATE EVENT – Charlotte, NC – 6:30 PM EST
12/11/14 – Thomas Road Baptist Church – Lynchburg, VA – 10 AM EST

The Rick Webb Family present The Glory & Majesty of Christmas at the Blue Gate Theater
12/17/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 7 PM EST
12/18/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 7 PM EST
12/19/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 7 PM EST
12/20/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 1 PM EST
12/20/14 – Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewanna, IN – 7 PM EST

Jim Sheldon Homecoming Is Huge Success


Danville, KY (November 17, 2014) Jim Sheldon Homecomings are becoming a big deal in Danville, KY, as Jim brings in some of the very best talent Gospel Music has to offer. Last year he featured the Isaacs, this year Brian Free and Assurance. It doesn't get any better than this.

Held on a Thursday evening to a large crowd considering the intense weather covering the area. No matter, the crowd braved the weather to enjoy the electrifying music and message provided on this enjoyable evening.

Known as the Positive Cowboy from his regular role on the Music City Show, seen on RFD-TV, Jim warmed those in attendance with many of his chart busting songs, including "I Saw A Man”, "Mansion In the Sky” and of course the emotional song he wrote in honor of his sister "Even After”. 

Joining Jim onstage was the Positive Cowboy Band which included great Nashville musicians Jeff Parker – Mandolin, Molly Cherry Holmes – Fiddle, Mark Fain - Leader/Upright Bass, Lynn Williams – Drums, and Seth Taylor – Guitar. Jim commented, "I love singing with the live music and it doesn't get any better than the Positive Cowboy Band.”

Brian Free and Assurance totally blew away the audience with their lively repertoire of hit's both present and past. The crowd was on its feet several times as they performed their Dove winning song "Say Amen” as well as their signature song "Long As I've Got King Jesus”.

Emcee for the evening as well as performing was Comedian extraordinaire Tim Lovelace. 

A special thanks goes to Bev McCann (Manager) for presenting Jim with Plaques of Two #1 Songs, "I Saw A Man" & "Mansion In The Sky".
Speaking of the success of his Homecoming, Jim said, "This was an event I look forward to every year and I Am One Blessed Man. Praise God!”



To learn more about Jim Sheldon, The Positive Cowboy go to http://www.jimsheldonmusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/jim.sheldon . You can Twitter Jim at https://twitter.com/JimSheldonmusic .
To book Jim Sheldon for your church service or concert contact bev.a.mccann@gmail.com .

Tribute rings in the holiday season with the release of their first Christmas recording



HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Tribute Quartet is excited to announce the release of their first Christmas project, “The Thought of Christmas,” for tomorrow Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

Tribute – 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 – released its debut project as a Daywind recording artist in August, “Journey of Hope.”

The group’s long-time producer – Roger Talley – was the architect for both “The Thought of Christmas” and “Journey of Hope.”

“I am truly excited about this Christmas project,” emphasizes Casto. “I can honestly say that this could be one of our best projects to date. Once again, teaming up with Roger Talley and working with the staff at Daywind Records has helped Tribute Quartet create a project that we can be proud of for many years to come.”

The group’s first Christmas recording is an 11-song project that includes timeless classics such as “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Jesus, What a Wonderful Child,” “Come On, Ring Those Bells,” “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Mary Did You Know?”
          
“I had a great time working with Tribute on this new Christmas project,” explains Talley. “They sang better than I have ever heard them. This project sounds like the Christmas music that I have loved for years, and I am so proud to have been a part of it.”

Tribute joined the Daywind family earlier this year. The group has produced top-charting songs such as “Homecoming Day,” “Homesick Angel” and “Good News from Jerusalem,” a No. 1 song. Tribute’s latest radio release – “I Am a Soldier” – has risen to No. 49 on the Singing News Top 80 Chart for the month of December.

“We have been so excited about the release of ‘Journey of Hope,’ and now, Tribute has followed that up with yet another outstanding project,’” says Daywind president Ed Leonard. “The group continues to hold itself to such a high standard, and the exceptional quality of these top-notch recordings are evidence of that. The response to ‘Journey of Hope’ has been overwhelming so far, and Tribute fans – and the legions of people who love classic Christmas music – are going to adore this project as well.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Greater Vision, the Nelons, Legacy Five, the Blackwood Brothers, 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 at www.tributequartet.com.
  

Jason Crabb Joins Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Amy Grant, Dolly Parton and More on New Collection: Top 25 Country Songs of Faith

Grammy Winner’s Inspiring Anthem “Love Is Stronger” Featured on Two-Disc Set

 
NASHVILLE, TN – Grammy winner Jason Crabb’s powerful song, “Love Is Stronger,” is featured as one of the top twenty-five most inspiring songs of faith on the new collection from Maranatha! Music’s Top 25 series, Top 25 Country Songs of Faith. The brand has sold nearly 1.8 million copies since inception with ‘Songs of Faith’ the first country set in the series.
 
The twenty-one time GMA Dove Award winner joins a stellar line-up of artists featuring Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Amy Grant, Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, Johnny Cash and more.
 
From the moment Crabb heard “Love Is Stronger,” he knew the song would touch hearts. “Jay DeMarcus, my producer, brought this song to me,” Crabb shares. “I immediately knew I had to record it this song - I knew it would touch people because it touched me. My wife Shellye was going through some very hard times when this song came into our lives - it helped me and I knew it would help others.
 
The song later came to life through a video directed by award-winner Roman White. Debuting nationally on USAToday.com, the video stars Ashley DeRamus, a young lady living with Downs Syndrome, bringing awareness to those living with the disease.
 
“This song shares a universal message of hope and encouragement,” comments Crabb. “We’re all going through something and this song reminds us that love - of Jesus, of our families - it’s stronger than anything and will pull us through. I am honored that I was chosen to sing this song.”
 
The album, available in stores and online, boasts all original artist recordings from some of the brightest, biggest, and best artists who are performing songs of faith notable for their uplifting lyrics.
 
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith is a double-disc collection including Grammy-winning artists from contemporary chart-topping acts to legendary hit-makers. Fans will recognize favorite No. 1 tracks, heartfelt duets, and a mixture of ballads and up-tempo songs.

There's no slowing down for this talented communicator. Jason Crabb is currently on the road with the "Music & Madness" tour with Mark Lowry & The Martins and also the "Learning To Laugh Again" tour with Chonda Pierce. He is featured on the soundtrack CD to Kirk Cameron's feature film Saving Christmas and is writing for a brand new project - his debut release on Provident Label Group's Reunion Records.  
 
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith - Disc 1
1.     Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
2.     Touchdown Jesus - Tim McGraw
3.     Jesus, Take The Wheel - Carrie Underwood
4.     Long Black Train - Josh Turner
5.     What The World Needs - Wynonna Judd
6.     Hello World - Lady Antebellum
7.     I Need Thee Every Hour -  Amy Grant duet w/Vince GIll
8.     Baptism - Kenny Chesney duet w/Randy Travis
9.     That Old King James - Scotty McCreery
10.   Heaven Sent Me You - John Michael Montgomery
11.   Three Wooden Crosses - Randy Travis
12.  When I Get Where I’m Going - Brad Paisley feat. Dolly Parton
 
Top 25 Country Songs of Faith - Disc 2
1.     That’s Why I Pray - Big & Rich
2.     The Man I Want To Be - Chris Young
3.     Love Is Stronger - Jason Crabb
4.     Holes in the Floor Of Heaven - Steve Wariner
5.     Ten Thousand Angels Cried - LeAnn Rimes
6.     This is God - Phil Vassar
7.     That’s What I Love About Sunday - Craig Morgan
8.     When It’s My Time - Rodney Atkins
9.     What Would Jesus Undo - Michael Boggs
10.   Angel Band - Vestal Goodman & George Jones
11.   Daddy Sang Bass - Johnny Cash
12.   I’ll Fly Away - The Charlie Daniels Bad
13.   The Duck Dynasty Song - Amanda Ryan


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Thursday, November 13, 2014


Claire Lynch Releases Holiday AlbumAward-Winning Artist
Rings in the Season with Holiday! 


NASHVILLE, TN – 2013 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and winner of the 2014 IBMA Song of the Year (“Dear Sister”), Claire Lynch, is excited to announce a very special release for the holidays on her own Thrill Hill Records. Holiday! is Claire’s first seasonal album and is available now at her live shows and through the Claire Lynch website.

Holiday! sets the mood for enjoying holiday traditions and cheer. “I took songs from my childhood holiday memories and then we put the ‘CLB twist’ on them,” the multi-award-winning artist says.

The ten-track album is melodic and contemporary with a retro charm that harkens back to great, traditional holiday albums. Holiday! features an array of seasonal standards like “Home for the Holidays,” “White Christmas,” and a special version of “Scarlett Ribbons” with harmonies by Claire’s daughter, Christy.

Holiday! puts emphasis on Claire’s delicate vocals and the instrumentation of her virtuosic players creating a delicious intersection of bluegrass and jazz.

The current Claire Lynch Band is a powerful juggernaut, a quartet that has the innate ability to perfectly interpret the beauty, subtlety, and genre-defying sophistication of Claire’s music. The CLB features like-minded musicians blending tradition and innovation - two-time IBMA-winning bassist-clawhammer banjo player-dancer-percussionist Mark Schatz, soulful mandolinist-guitarist Matt Wingate, and young string wizard Bryan McDowell.

Holiday! was recorded at Lynch’s recording studio, The Pine Room, and engineered by Todd Phillips, who also appears on the album as percussionist and has traveled with the CLB.

“I can say that this is the most-relaxed and happy I've felt while recording an album in my entire career. Many years have passed since I first expressed interest in doing a holiday recording. Here is a collection of holiday classics with that fresh “CLB” feel, yet grounded with the sentimental feeling we all sense this time of year.” –Claire Lynch  


Track Listing: 

1.  Home for the Holidays
2.  It Came Upon a Midnight
Clear
3.  Snow Day
4.  Heaven’s Light
5.  Jingle Bells
6.  White Christmas
7.  Scarlet Ribbons
8.  We Three Kings
9.  In The Window
10. All Through the Night

Order your copy of Holiday!
http://www.clairelynch.com/ 

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Media Contact:

Claire Ratliff
Laughing Penguin Publicity
615.476.3200
claire@penguinpublicity.com 

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