Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound welcome Tyler Vestal

From the Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Newsletter of September 1, 2015, Ernie Haase announced a couple of changes to the EHSS lineup. Here is what he said:

I'd like to take this opportunity to announce the newest member of the EHSS family. His name is Tyler Vestal, and we are excited to have him on board!

If you have been to any of our summer concerts, I'm sure you've seen Tyler playing keyboards along with our own Wayne Haun on the piano. Due to the success of StowTown Records, Wayne's producer duties for all of the StowTown projects, his additional duties as a committee member on both the Grammy and Dove Awards panels, AND his brand new daily radio show heard on Solid Gospel Radio, Wayne is a verybusy man and will not be able to continue to go out with us every weekend. So, you guessed it...this is where Tyler comes in!
Tyler has been learning the ropes from the best and he will be our new keyboardist. But never fear...Wayne will continue to serve as our musical director and producer and will travel with us on the weekends when he is available to make sure we are continuing to do everything up to his standards! He keeps us on our toes and we need that!

So, here we grow again! The EHSS family just keeps getting bigger and, in this case, MUCH YOUNGER! I'm really enjoying having young Tyler and Dustin on the bus. They bring back so many fond memories of my younger days with the Cathedrals, and I love the new and fresh ideas they are bringing to the table.
And in addition to all of this news, EHSS would like to wish young Tyler a Happy 24th Birthday onSeptember 6th!! I have socks older than that!!! (I’ve always wanted to use that joke!)
I know you're going to love getting to know Tyler, and to help you out with that, please check out his full Bio HERE.

Dustin Doyle
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound recently added Dustin Doyle to the lineup after the departure of Doug Anderson. You can read more about Dustin HERE.

Ashley DeRamus Makes A Life Changing Journey To India

Hoover, Alabama (September 1, 2015) Most recently, Ashley DeRamus was named Advocate of the Year 2015 by Down Syndrome International. She traveled to India August 7-22, 2015 spending time traveling and visiting with children before accepting her award on the 21st.

While a trip to India is exciting with visits to landmark places such as the Taj Mahal and receiving an international award is thrilling for anyone Ashley and her traveling companions were transformed by their interaction with the citizens of the poorest part of the country.

Ashley and her companions saw the best and the worst India has to offer. From a dying man lying on the side of a road with only a shirt who was saved by her staff and others to the love of a mother whose baby with Down syndrome is sick and needs help.

Ashley stated, "Thank God for blessing me with Down syndrome so that I can be who I am, a Down syndrome advocate so that I can give hope to others. To meet all the wonderful people of India who have touched my heart the children who l came to love so much and my new friends from around the world.”

Ashley was deeply moved by the plight of many in India. The hearts of those with her were touched as well. Her mother Connie DeRamus, Kim Whitlock who is a director of the foundation, Gary Kannegiesser is the executive director of the Ashley DeRamus Foundation and business manager of Ashley by Design as well as Video Journalist, Mick Richards who went to document the trip.

If you would like to interview the Ashley contact AG Publicity at .

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About Ashley DeRamus Foundation

The Ashley DeRamus Foundation was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Downs Syndrome. Through the work of Ashley and the foundation, our goal is to increase the awareness and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions we make. You can contact Ashley through Gary Kannegiesser at 440-670-2897 or .

Free Tickets to Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2015 In Pigeon Forge Tn
Monday, November 2, 2015 4:00 PM until Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:00 PM

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is coming soon to beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Join us as we listen to great Gospel music, enjoy the majestic Smoky Mountains and have a great time in fun and fellowship with other fans and artists of Creekside. Please reserve your ticket soon Nov 2nd To The 5th

Artists include: The Freemans, The Hinson Family, The Williamsons, Pine Ridge Boys, Mark209, Jordan’s Bridge, the Hoskins Family, 11th Hour, The Guardians, Ascension Quartet, Alliance Quartet, Exodus, John Lanier, Malachi, Billy Hodges, and many more.

Daytime Showcases, Evening Concerts, Midnight Prayer, The 2015 Diamond Awards, Lou Hildreth Honors, Red Back Hymnbook Choir and more special events.

The Creekside Gospel Music Convention takes place at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, 4010 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Get your free tickets today at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention website here.
Visit the Creekside Gospel Music Convention Facebook Site.
Don't forget to vote for the Top Five nominees in the 2015 Diamond Awards.

For more Gospel music information, features and news, visit SGN Scoops website.

Tune-In Alert Karen Peck and New River On Sirius XM

Nashville, Tennessee (September 2, 2015) You won't want to miss this time of exclusive live performance with Karen Peck and New River coming to EnLighten Sirius XM.

Join Karen Peck and New River, performing in the Sirius studio, this Saturday, September 5th at 1 PM Eastern time. Karen sings songs off her latest album, Pray Now, and she even throws in a few of their all-time favorites.

Karen Peck and New River are one of the most popular artists in Southern Gospel Music. Tune-in and you will understand just why everyone loves Karen Peck and New River.

Don't miss it! Rebroadcasts: September 6th at 6 PM EDT, September 8th at 11 AM EDT, and September 9th at 11 PM EDT.

Please help Karen, Susan and Jeff spread the word by using this suggested Hashtag for social media: #PrayNow .

If you would like to interview Karen Peck & New River contact AG Publicity at

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Karen Peck and New River are booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at or by E-mail at .


About Karen Peck and New River

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

Steve Ladd Releases New Video With A Different Twist

Centre, Alabama (August 31, 2015) Renowned Gospel soloist, Steve Ladd, has just released a new video with a little different twist to it. A fairly new idea to Southern Gospel music, instead of the usual concept video where a story about the song is "acted out” by the artist, this new video is a Lyric Video as the words of the song are flashed across the screen in time with the music.

Taken from his latest CD album, On My Own, his chart climbing radio release "Not Guilty” is getting attention, not only for being uniquely different, but for the strong message the song imparts to those who see the video and hear the song. According to reports, there is a stronger reception to the song when the lyrics are being shown as the song is heard.

Here's the link to this unique video: .

Steve Ladd commented, "The video was Created by SPNCR Design and it's the first lyric video they have done in our Southern Gospel genre. I think it turned out great! Seeing the words to this song, along with the animation, really brings the song to life. I hope it reaches a lot of people. "Not Guilty” is doing very well at radio, and now on YouTube."

If you would like to interview Steve Ladd contact AG Publicity at .

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


About Steve Ladd

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

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

Three Bridges Announces Contest Winners

Nashville, Tennessee (Sept 1, 2015) We have the winners to open for Three Bridges at the West Birmingham Homecoming. It wasn't easy, but all the "Likes”, "Comments” and "Shares” from the Three Bridges FaceBook page have been counted.

The solo winner is Jesse Fuson from Haleyville, AL and the group winner is Spoken For Trio from Prattville, AL. They will both open for Three Bridges at the West Birmingham Homecoming to be held at Adamsville Church of God, Adamsville, AL on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Elliot McCoy of Three Bridges commented, "The contest was a great success and we thank all who participated by either posting a video or by liking, commenting, and sharing the videos of the contestants. More than 1500 different people liked, commented or shared over the past 3 weeks and we heard some great talent.”

On a side note Three Bridges picked up over 500 LIKES during the contest as well. It's all about getting more of the Gospel to more people.

If you would like to interview Three Bridges contact AG Publicity at .

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Three Bridges is booked by the Beckie Simmons Agency at 615.595.7500 or .


About Three Bridges

Three Bridges music is rooted in traditional ”Southern Gospel” and ”Black Gospel” music. This blended style has made Three Bridges an internationally-acclaimed Gospel group — one that is known for tight harmonies, a unique vocal style, an exciting and energy packed stage presence and, most importantly, for spreading the joy of the Good News of Christ. They have entertained and ministered to millions through their recordings, TV appearances and live shows — which is why Three Bridges has quickly become one of the most prominent Gospel groups in Christian music today.

Following the release of the critically-acclaimed debut album, Soldiers (2002), Three Bridges has wowed packed-out venues across the nation…from Gospel singings, business conventions, churches, political meetings, TV shows, charitable relief events – all the way to Air Force One! They have also appeared on many of the Bill Gaither Homecoming video tapings and were special guests on a video for the United Nation.

Anthony Facello Announces A New Season

Nashville, Tenn (Sept. 3, 2015) - While change is never easy, when GOD is in it, it is always good. With that, owner and tenor singer of Beyond The Ashes has announced a new season for his 10 year ministry.
Beyond The Ashes was started by Anthony Facello a decade ago with a passion and vision to touch lives for Christ. The group has been nominated for Dove Awards as well as receiving the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards because of their progressive style and extraordinary talent.
Facello felt a tug in his heart to move in a different direction with his life and shared that with the other members of the group. He helped each member move forward into other ministries and now that the transitions have been finalized he issued the following statement:
"We all know there are changes of season. I love when Summer turns to Fall. The crisp air brings a feeling of new and fresh. With that being said there is a new season that has arrived in my life. Eight months ago God started dealing with me about a change and now the time has come for the last page of this chapter to turn. I have been blessed the last 10 years to lead the ministry of Beyond The Ashes. God has allowed me to play a part in the journey of many fine and talented gentlemen and now they are in great places. I have learned so much and my faith has become much stronger through these years. Thank you to all of the wonderful friends, churches and promoters who believed in Beyond The Ashes and in me. I will continue to nurture those wonderful relationships God has blessed me with. I love you all and ask for your continued prayers as I walk in this new season."
Though the full-time ministry of Beyond The Ashes is coming to a close, Facello anticipates continued opportunities to serve God in various capacities. He looks forward to some solo dates and, also, to periodically travel and share in music ministry with friends singing and speaking about the infinite LOVE of God. Additionally, there will be limited appearances in a new format of BTA which will be called Beyond The Ashes and Friends.
For information about Anthony Facello and to keep up with exciting ministry ahead visit or .
For booking call 615-823-1557 or email .

About Anthony Facello
Anthony Facello, the group’s founder and tenor singer, is no stranger to Christian music. The Dove nominated male vocalist has been traveling for 18 years. He has sung and toured with some of Gospel music’s most recognized names and even enjoyed being a part of the well-known Gaither tour on several occasions. He is a singer’s singer. His incredible tenor voice is revered as one of the best in the industry. This is an opinion, not just shared by fans, but also, by industry peers. Anthony’s heart, though, is what really sets him apart. He is deeply committed to his calling. He would rather see someone sincerely touched by the music than be recognized for his gifts. In his free time, which is pretty infrequent, Anthony loves to get in a good work out at the gym, or just sit down and have coffee with friends.
Anthony shares, "I started out as a child singing in church and then with my family. Every week I would record Paul Heil's program, The Gospel Greats, and I would listen to those tapes over and over. I always knew that I was supposed to be in full time ministry and God saw fit to open that door in 1993.” In addition to being an incredible vocal artist, Anthony also enjoys writing music. He was born in Baltimore, MD and now makes his home in Pleasant View, TN.