Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NQC ATTRACTS GLOBAL AUDIENCE - 59th Annual Event Enjoys Expanded International Audience

October 9, 2015 – A global audience enjoyed the 2015 edition of the NQC (National Quartet Convention) held last week in Pigeon Forge, TN. The 59th annual event - held at the LeConte Center - attracted attendees and webcast viewers from over 30 countries. In addition to the United States, the NQC was enjoyed by gospel music lovers in Canada, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Chile, Netherlands, Australia, Norway, Taiwan, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, and many more!

The 59th annual NQC (National Quartet Convention) concluded on Saturday night, October 3, 2015. The 2015 edition of the popular event included over 100 hours of gospel music, speakers and more spread out over the course of seven days in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN.

A veritable who's who in gospel music performed during this year's event as artists performed for approximately 40,000 throughout the week. Attendees enjoyed The Hoppers, Kingdom Heirs, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, The Nelons, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, the Collingsworth Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and many, many more during the morning chapel services, afternoon showcase spectaculars and evening concerts.

Additionally, the convention featured comedy - Tim Lovelace, Aaron Wilburn and Dennis Swanberg, and speakers - Todd Starnes from Fox News and Dr. David Jeremiah.

The 60th Annual NQC will be held September 25, 2016 - October 1, 2016 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.

The NQC was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.

The LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN - a $45 million special events facility - serves as the host for gospel music's largest annual event.

Featured artists are a "Who’s Who” of gospel music, and nightly concerts feature up to 20 acts. Among them are the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, the Hoppers, the Kingdom Heirs, Triumphant and the Collingsworth Family, as well as prominent soloists such as Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb.

Daywind Quartet Festival at The Greenbrier Earlybird Special Ends Thursday

Hendersonville, TN (October 12th, 2015) –DMG Concerts and Daywind Records invites you to take part in the 2nd Annual Daywind Quartet Festival at the Greenbrier. The event will take place on April 4-6, 2016 in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Tickets to the Quartet Festival went on sale to the public in August and featured a Buy 3, Get 1 Free earlybird special for fans that purchased tickets early. Thursday, October 15th is the last chance to take advantage of the earlybird special.
To purchase tickets, visit dmgconcerts.com or call 1.800.635.9581. Seats range in price, starting at $80. Earlybird ticket buys have the opportunity to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free special until October 15th by using the promo code ERLYBD.
The Greenbrier – which is an award-winning, four-star, luxury resort that is commonly referred to as America’s resort – attempts to combine the graciousness of the past with the exceptional comforts of today. Guests have access to a multitude of amenities, including golf courses, carriage rides, horseback riding, a wide selection of dining options and tours of the historical bunker located on the grounds.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists including: Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Karen Peck & New River, Joseph Habedank, Adam Crabb, Blackwood Brothers, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, and Wilburn & Wilburn, among others. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony Red, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com
For more information on Tribute Quartet, visit tributequartet.com.

Emmy® Award Nominee Corbin Bernsen to Release Debut Novel Based on His Film, Rust

Pelican Book Group brings the movie-to-book adaptation to readers this fall

AZTEC, N.M.—Pelican Book Group has announced the signing of Emmy® Award and Golden Globe Award® nominee, Corbin Bernsen to a publishing agreement. The publisher will bring Rust: The Novel, to readers this October 15. The book is an adaptation of Bernsen’s 2010 feature film Rust in which Bernsen played the main character as well as served as writer and director.

“I really found my voice in that film,” Bernsen says. “I was really looking for a greater meaning, a greater purpose, in life…to be able to expand on that in a novel just became an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Ever Since Georges Méliés adapted Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon in 1902, books have regularly been adapted into movies. The reverse—movies into books—is a less common occurrence, but “makes sense when the characters and plot can be fleshed out to create a compelling novel,” according to Editor-in-Chief for Pelican, Nicola Martinez.

“The book holds such a relatable message about faith and family. We are thrilled to publish Rust,” says Martinez.

Rust: The Novel is the plight of one pastor’s crisis of faith and the struggle to save his friend’s life and restore hope to a floundering community. Readers will be getting a “better, fuller, richer story in the novel,” says Bernsen. “I was able to expand more intelligently, more interestingly, on some of the original themes and concepts in the film.”

Fans will be able to enjoy Rust: The Novel in both softcover and e-book formats. Pre-order discounts as well as book clubs, retailers’ and librarians’ specials are available. For more information about the forthcoming novel and Bernsen, visit http://pelicanbookgroup.com/rustnovel.

About Corbin Bernsen:
Corbin Bernsen most recently starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series Psych. First catapulted to stardom during the 1980s by the hit NBC TV series, L.A. Law, he was nominated twice for both an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe Award®. Along the way, he hosted Saturday Night Live, and guest starred on Seinfeld and Star Trek to name a few notable television appearances. In the feature film arena, he starred in the comedy Hello Again, followed by other critically-acclaimed roles in Disorganized Crime, Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned-owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular Major League series of films. With the film Rust, Bernsen shifted his focus to family-friendly movies and formed Home Theater Films. Bernsen’s latest film project, Christian Mingle , was released in January 2015 by Capitol. Bernsen lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 26 years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.

About Pelican Book Group:
Pelican Book Group is a producer of Christ-centered fiction and is the first publisher to dedicate an entire new-adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Headquartered in the Four Corners area of the United States, Pelican Book Group serves a global audience under its White Rose Publishing, Harbourlight, Watershed, and Pure Amore imprints. Founded in 2009, Pelican Book Group publishes numerous critically-acclaimed titles by award-winning authors from around the globe. Pelican Book Group was among the first to provide subscription-based e-books to the Christian marketplace.


AUTHOR: Corbin Bernsen
PUBLISHER: Harbourlight Books, a division of Pelican Book Group
ISBN: Electronic 978-1-61116-510-4
Paperback 978-1-61116-511-1
RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2015

The Sneed Family to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Pigeon Forge, TN (October 7,2015) - SGNScoops announced today that Southern Gospel artists, The Sneed Family, are joining the lineup for Creekside Gospel Music Convention, November 2nd through 5th, at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Sneed Family consists of Jeff and Pam Sneed, Caleb and Amanda Cowan, and Seth and Jacob Sneed. They are the hosts of the Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival and the Glory Bound Jubilee. The Sneeds have been nominated for, and won, several awards for their music. Their songs have graced several charts as well as touched the hearts of many.

Jeff Sneed is thrilled to be attending Creekside. "The Sneed Family is so excited about being a part of Creekside this year. I believe we should all support these good folks that are so instrumental in bringing new artists to the forefront, as well promoting those artists that have established their position in the industry. These are the ingredients for keeping Gospel music alive and well. I am also excited about helping emcee this event! It's going to be a great week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!"

"We are happy to welcome the Sneeds to Creekside 2015," says Rob Patz, publisher of SGNScoops. "I know our audience will enjoy their music and I'm glad that Jeff will be emceeing. I'm excited about Creekside this year and all the artists that are joining together to make this the best year ever!"

Creekside Gospel Music Convention begins November 2nd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Daily showcases, jam sessions, nightly concerts and Midnight Prayer are all scheduled from Monday until Thursday. The 2015 Diamond Awards are held on Tuesday, November 3rd. Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved. For more information on tickets and lodging visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com or call Rob Patz at 360.933.0741. Free tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creekside-gospel-music-convention-2015-in-pigeon-forge-tn-tickets-18436621431

Michael English Releases New Worship Project

Nashville, Tennessee (October 12, 2015) For the first time in his legendary career, Michael English announces the release of a brand new Praise & Worship project. The album, appropriately entitled Worship, features the worship anthems nearest and dearest to his heart, sung with the rich and soulful vocals that are unmistakably Michael English.

Showcasing beloved songs such as "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”, "Revelation Song”, "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)”, and "Hallelujah For the Cross”, Worship reaches deep into the soul with an honesty and candidness that draws the listener to the throne.

Michael explained, "I have chosen praise songs that touched me as I worshiped in church. I feel if these songs really touched me, they are probably going to bless others as I pour my heart into them.”

"Michael English sets the standard for vocalists in Christian music” comments Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Records. Continuing Leonard states, "Recording his first worship album is an honor for Daywind.”

Worship is available through Michael at http://michael-english.myshopify.com/ or http://michaelenglishmusic.com/ . It will also be available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.

If you would like an interview with Michael English contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com .

You can learn more about Michael English at http://www.michaelenglishmusic.com .

Follow Michael on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/michaelenglishmusic/timeline .

To book Michael contact Beckie at the Beckie Simmons Agency beckie@bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500 or contact Daystar Promotions - Renee Barham – 918-838-3239 .


About Michael English
In Michael’s autobiography, The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God’s Story of Redemption (Thomas Nelson, Inc), he gives readers an honest look at the painful path that led him away from God and his family, but more importantly, he shows how God, with grace and mercy, rescued Michael and redeemed his shattered life.

"When the lowest thing that could possibly happen happens; don’t give up, because you might be missing a blessing down the road,” says English. "When I started driving my own life, as though God were like some kind of global positioning system that I could choose to follow or ignore, I turned down dead ends and dark alleys, thinking they were going to lead me somewhere.”

In 2009, Michael’s life came full circle as he returned to the Gaither Vocal Band as their lead singer. After a successful five year run with the GVB, Michael felt called to return to a full time solo career at the end of 2013.