November 17, 2022

Ginny Owens is Giving Away Her Christmas CD "Bring Us Peace" for Free

Seasoned songwriter and singer Ginny Owens is offering to give away her CD Bring Us Peace for free. Simply visit her store here and spend just $15. Then add "Bring Us Peace" to your cart for absolutely zero dollars! 


Bring Us Peace is Owens' Christmas album, featuring her putting her signature vocals on festive classics as well as originals. The album isn't currently available on most streaming services, so this is something of a collector's item.  





Track Listing:


1. Christmas All The Time


2. Miracle


3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


4. Nothin for Christmas


5. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)


6. In The Bleak Midwinter


7. This Is Christmas


8. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


9. Ave Maria


10. O Come, O Come Emmanuel


Meanwhile, Owens has recently graduated with a seminary degree.  "As many of you know, I've been in seminary for... count them... Four Whole Years! And after Four Whole Years, I've finally graduated!  WOOHOO!!! Well, okay, the official walking ceremony is in January, but I'm finished writing twenty-page papers, at least until my next degree." 


Owens has spent the past two decades sharing her heart with listeners and readers as a singer/songwriter, author, teacher, and advocate. Her unique musical style and inspirational lyrics have transcended genre definition and taken her to diverse venues that include the White House, the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair and the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. Ginny has also been an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Belmont University, served as a worship leader, partnered with non-profits, and authored two books.  


November 16, 2022

Daniel Rivera Exits New Legacy Project

Daniel Rivera, Tenor/High Lead for the popular Gospel group New Legacy Project, has announced the upcoming birth of his third child, and his intention to step down from their dynamic touring schedule.

Being a full-time musician and a daddy takes some juggling, and Daniel has made the difficult decision to take some time off from the road. Of the upcoming change Daniel says, “I wouldn’t be where I am without the support of my wife, but with three little ones to raise it is clear that God is calling me to stay a bit closer to home… at least for this season.”

It has been a year of change and growth for New Legacy Project.  In December of 2021, group founder and former Blackwood Brothers member, Rick Price, went home to be with the Lord.  His son, Alex Price, along with the support of the group and long-time tour coordinator Bobbie Frye, have kept the group on the road, working full time and expanding their horizons for the upcoming year.

With a nearly full 2023 touring schedule, the group is on the hunt for Daniel’s replacement. Long time group member Luke Yates says, “These will be big shoes to fill, but we know God has just the right singer for us and we are happy for Daniel, Ashlee, and the girls.  Rick always taught us that family comes first.”

The group wishes Daniel all the best and are looking forward to a new season and a new member for New Legacy Project.

If you are interested in auditioning for the open position, or would like more information, please email us at NewLegacyProject@yahoo.com.  You will be asked to send an audition clip that displays your range, a short bio, and a headshot.



November 15, 2022

Jason Crabb to Co-Headline Christmas Forever Tour with Unspoken

The sounds of Christmas joy will echo throughout the holiday season as Jason Crabb and Unspoken bring their Christmas Forever: An Evening of Holiday Joy tour to cities this November and December. Joining them will be hilarious Christian comedian Mickey Bell and CCM newcomer Iveth Luna. 


“Christmas is my favorite time of year,” says Jason Crabb. “I can’t wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus with Unspoken, Mickey Bell, and Iveth Luna – and all of you! I know this tour will bless you and put you in the Christmas spirit! Let’s celebrate Jesus. Let’s celebrate Christmas forever!”


Chad Mattson, lead singer of Unspoken, says: “We are so excited to be celebrating the birth of Christ this season on tour with Jason, Mickey and Iveth. We’ve put together a wonderful tour that will make you laugh, cry and encounter Jesus all at the same time. You don’t want to miss it!”


The evening will feature beloved Christmas classics as well as new music from Crabb, Unspoken and Luna, along with hilarious Christmas-themed comedy from Mickey Bell.


Christmas Forever: An Evening of Holiday Joy Tour Dates:


December 07, 2022 – Martinez, GA


December 08, 2022 – Fort Payne, AL


December 09, 2022 – Van Buren, AR


December 10, 2022 – Searcy, AR


December 15, 2022 – Oakland, MD


December 16, 2022 – Grafton, WV


December 17, 2022 – Fairfield, OH


December 18, 2022 – Russellville, KY


Tickets for the tour are on sale now at JasonCrabb.com and UnspokenMusic.com.

November 8, 2022

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Announce A Jazzy Little Christmas Tour

Enjoy A Jazzy Little Christmas with multi-GRAMMY® nominated group Ernie Haase & Signature Sound this holiday season. Featuring true, four-part harmony and a three-piece jazz band, A Jazzy Little Christmas Tour presents numbers from Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s Billboard Top Ten Jazz Album. Ranked by the Los Angeles Times as one of the “Best Christmas Albums of 2019,” A Jazzy Little Christmas “evokes memories of the Rat Pack and Tony Bennett.” 

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound recorded the collection of festive favorites, holiday originals and sacred seasonal songs in New York City with Bennett’s former musical director and pianist Billy Stritch and award-winning producer Wayne Haun. Returning to Manhattan on Christmas Eve, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound wrapped the inaugural A Jazzy Little Christmas Tour with a live multi-song performance on the nationally televised morning program “Fox & Friends.”

Since the release of A Jazzy Little Christmas, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound has received consecutive GRAMMY® nominations, marking nine individual nominations for Haase and four collective nominations for the group and won two GMA Dove® Awards for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and Southern Gospel Album of the Year. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s most recent project, Decades of Love, landed in the Top 10 on the iTunes Pop Albums chart alongside the likes of Beyonce, Harry Styles, ABBA and James Taylor. 


A JAZZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS TOUR 2022 DATES

Dec. 1 First Baptist Church Mexia – Mexia, Texas

Dec. 2 Spring Baptist Church – Spring, Texas

Dec. 3 Walnut Ridge Baptist Church – Mansfield, Texas

Dec. 4 Mangham Baptist Church – Mangham, La.

Dec. 5 The Answers Center – Williamstown, Ky.

Dec. 8 Paramount Theater – Anderson, Ind.

Dec. 9 First Christian Church – Salem, Ill.

Dec. 10 Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church – Easley, S.C.

Dec. 11 Newberry Opera House – Newberry, S.C.

Dec. 12 The Blakeslee Center – Middleport, Ohio

Dec. 14 Charity Baptist Church – Kannapolis, N.C.

Dec. 15 Bunkertown Church – McAlisterville, Pa.

Dec. 16 Lancaster Mennonite School – Lancaster, Pa.

Dec. 17 Marion Palace Theatre – Marion, Ohio


Keep up with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound by visiting ErnieHaase.com or connect with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. 


ABOUT ERNIE HAASE & SIGNATURE SOUND:

From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. EHSS continues to gain fans all around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable four-part harmonies. EHSS is one of the most celebrated quartets in Southern Gospel History mentioned with the same “trailblazing” reverence as groups like The Statesmen Quartet and The Cathedral Quartet. EHSS has sung and sold to millions worldwide, a feat that has not been accomplished by any other Southern Gospel quartet. From concerts in Latvia and India to South Africa and New Zealand, events all around North America, TV appearances on ESPN with NASCAR, multiple NBA appearances singing our National Anthem, and even a specialty tour of historic American theaters in support of the EHSS Broadway project, Signature Sound is a world-renowned quartet that spans a wide variety of genres and cultures. As group founder, Haase is a creative, hard-working tenor whose early roots with the unforgettable and legendary Southern Gospel quartet, The Cathedrals, helped begin his dream to form a powerhouse group of his own. Along with many appearances through the years on the widely regarded Gaither Homecoming Tour, his goal was soon accomplished and then some as EHSS quickly gained an international platform in gospel music. EHSS is both GRAMMY®-nominated and GMA Dove® Award-winning, a radio favorite in the United States and internationally, and a leader in CD sales and long-form music video sales with several RIAA®-certified Gold and Platinum DVDs.

November 7, 2022

StowTown Records Announces New Christmas Release From The Kramers

 

Just before the Holiday season kicks into high gear, StowTown Records has announced the release of a brand-new Christmas recording from talented musical family, The Kramers. Simply titled, Christmas, the recording marks the group’s debut Christmas album and their third release from StowTown.

Christmas allows multi-award-winning producer/arranger, Wayne Haun to collaborate once again with The Kramers to produce a recording that truly captures the excitement and wonder of Christmas. With angelic harmonies and masterful arrangements, this 10-song musical work of art combines worshipful vocals with stellar instrumentation to create a bit of Christmas “magic” for each listener. Wayne shares, “Recording this album was a definite highlight of the year. The Kramers are always open to fresh ideas and they allow me to think outside the box to find new ways to tell the greatest story ever told. Collaborating with Trey Ivey, Brian Eads and David Clydesdale just put the icing on the Christmas cookie!”

For more than two decades, Scott and Rachel Kramer have shared the Gospel message in song throughout the world. Over the past few years, they have been joined by their daughter, Maria, and son-in-law, Ben Wolfe, to create the rich diversity that has made them favorites among listeners of all ages. With this new release, The Kramers will no doubt increase their fan base, as the recording captures the true spirit of Christmas with traditional carols, modern classics and brand-new songs that are sure to become holiday favorites.

Christmas includes standards like “There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays,” “Feliz Navidad,” “O Holy Night,” and “Mary, Did You Know?” as well as “Carol Celebration,” a medley of familiar and beloved Christmas hymns. Additionally, the project offers several new songs, including “All You Are,” their hit single released last year, and “These Are The Gifts I Bring,” a reminder of the true meaning of the season, written by group founder, Scott Kramer.

The very first Christmas celebration occurred when the heavenly host appeared proclaiming “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” With Christmas, The Kramers offer each listener the opportunity to experience a similar celebration as they proclaim the glorious message of Christ’s birth.

Christmas is distributed by Provident/Sony and is available on all digital platforms worldwide, and wherever fine Christian music is sold, including christianbook.com and amazon.com.


Christmas Track List:

All You Are

Alleluia To The Newborn King

Carol Celebration (Hark! The Herald Angles Sing/Angels We Have Heard On High/The First Noel/O Come, All Ye Faithful)

Heaven’s Child

Feliz Navidad

(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays

In The First Light

Mary, Did You Know?

O Holy Night

Son Of David

These Are The Gifts I Bring

KINGSMEN BEGIN NEW ERA AT GRACELAND

On Thursday night, November 3rd, at the Graceland Gospel Music Festival in Memphis, the Kingsmen Quartet officially debuted their current lineup of vocalists…consisting of Hall of Famer Ray Dean Reese (bass and CEO), Brandon Reese (manager, production coordinator, drummer and band leader), Alan Kendall (baritone and emcee), Cole Watson (lead), Thomas Nalley (tenor), and Drew Laney (utility bass vocalist).

Baritone and frontman Alan Kendall shares, “It was both an exciting and a very unusual night, when you have three new members, a new radio single, and hits and requests to share in a 30-minute stand, but these men are professionals in the truest form. Ray unselfishly stepped aside for a few songs just so the fans could have a chance to enjoy the talents of his young ‘student’ bass singer, and Drew Laney certainly arose to the occasion.”

Ray Dean Reese, continuing his 55-year role as bass vocalist, is excited to welcome the 20-year-old bass vocalist from Monroe, North Carolina, whom Ray has been mentoring since August. Reese states, “Allow me to quell all rumors and state that I am NOT retiring! In fact, I am excited that God has given me the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of my friends Eldridge Fox and Jim Hamill in introducing a new and talented young vocalist to the stage. The fans are already loving this fine young man, and I am thoroughly enjoying a new added role as mentor and teacher.” Drew adds, “It’s an honor and blessing to be a part of the Kingsmen. I have admired and loved this group since I was a small child. Through prayer and listening for the Lord’s Will, I am excited to be able to live this dream and share the Good News through song.”

Longtime fan favorite tenor Thomas Nalley from Jefferson, Georgia, assumes the tenor role. “Following Thomas’s long stand with Gold City, he shared with us that he felt that God was not finished with his music ministry yet, so we took him along for a couple weeks to fill in,” shares Alan Kendall, “Thomas came prepared. His ability at communicating a song lyric is unmatched. He loves the fans, and the fans love him back. From the moment he delivered his interpretation of ‘The Judgement’ and ‘God Saw a Cross’, we knew we had our man. We look forward to many exciting years together with this truly gifted vocalist.” Thomas states, “I’m extremely excited to be a part of the Kingsmen legacy! I look forward to building the vision we have planned with this great group of men.”

26-year-old lead vocalist Cole Watson of Gadsden, Alabama, brings a lifetime of experience in singing gospel music. He grew up singing with his late father Mike Watson in the Gadsden-based group, Exodus, and eventually found himself singing alongside veteran artists including the Troy Burns Family and Gold City. Kendall states, “Earlier this month, Cole notified us that he was available to fill in if needed, and he blew us away during his first weekend out with us. He comes highly recommended by our friends Joseph Habedank and Troy & Tammy Burns, and we are thrilled to welcome one of gospel music’s brightest young talents to the Kingsmen.” Cole shared, “I am beyond excited to start this new journey with The Kingsmen. When you think of southern gospel, you can’t help but think of this group! I am honored to be a part of this great team! And honored to be traveling with a legend such as Ray Dean Reese!

I can’t wait to share the stage every night with these guys.”

Brandon Reese shared his appreciation in stating, “We want to thank our friends Phillip Hughes, Bob Sellers, Andrew Goldman, Eric Chastain, and Greg Bentley, who all stepped in and helped us during this time of transition. Thank you to our staff members, our bus driver Daniel Branscum and our office manager Wendi Gregg, for their continued dedication to our ministry. And of course, we thank our many fans and industry friends for their constant prayers and encouragement. We count ourselves truly blessed, and are both excited and prepared for a bright future.”

Singing News TV is saving this historic concert performance for air at a special time to be announced in the coming days.

The group will soon enter Crossroads Recording Studio for what will be their 150th studio album. The Kingsmen and Crossroads are also preparing a new compilation series entitled Decades, featuring some of their most popular and requested songs, plus songs from the archives never before released to digital outlets, which will be released in early 2023.

November 3, 2022

MercyMe feat. Phil Wickham "Then Christ Came"

GRAMMY-nominated band MercyMe has a lot to celebrate.  Their 11th studio project Always Only Jesus is now available, and their massive multi-format hit "I Can Only Imagine" has just received 5x RIAA Platinum Certification.  It truly has been a busy season of late, kicking off with a sold-out crowd at Red Rocks and then launching their fall tour with Rend Collective and Andrew Ripp, followed by lead sing Bart Millard presenting at the GMA Dove Awards with friend and Super Bowl Champion Ben Roethlisberger.


“It’s pretty crazy to be launching our tour, release our 11th studio album, and then find out about 'Imagine’s’ 5x platinum certification," said Millard.  "When it released over 20 years ago we never knew the impact it would have.  We are just so grateful we have the opportunity to still make music that we hope will draw people ultimately closer to Jesus.”


Always Only Jesus is filled with the musically inventive, lyrically substantive songs that have always been the bedrock of MercyMe’s decades-long career, including the project's first single, “Then Christ Came," which is currently playing on close to 100 stations, rising to #8 on the latest Mediabase Christian AC chart and #11 on the Mediabase Christian Audience chart.


To celebrate the continued success of the song, MercyMe is now surprising fans with a new version featuring friend, labelmate, and co-writer Phil Wickham!


"It was such a privilege to be able to record this version of 'Then Christ Came' with Phil Wickham since he initially started writing the song.  We tried to finish it for our last album, but it just wasn't coming together.  At the time, we knew we wanted to finish it and put it on this new album we just released.  To see the song through and also be able to record a version with Phil makes it come full circle." -Bart Millard


“I’m thrilled and honored to team up with my good friends MercyMe to write and record ‘Then Christ Came’ with them. I love testimony songs - stories of how Jesus changes our lives – and that’s exactly what this song is. Praying it turns hearts and lives to Him!” - Phil Wickham


As MercyMe wraps their fall tour dates, they'll join Chris Tomlin for a one-of-a-kind co-headline tour this December. It continues to be a landmark time for the multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award, Dove Award winners MercyMe. And in 2020 received their eighth American Music Award nomination. A major motion picture based on the life of front man Bart Millard who wrote the mega-hit song “I Can Only Imagine” after the loss of his father, opened at a remarkable No. 3 at the box office on Mar. 16, 2018 (Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions). In conjunction with the movie release, Millard penned a memoir, and the band released a collection of hits titled I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best Of MercyMe. In 2018 MercyMe was the top winner at the fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards including a win for Artist of the Year and was the GMA Dove Award Winner for Artist Of The Year. Since their debut in 2001, the band has sold more than 9 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered more than 48 No. 1 multi-format radio singles, and had four consecutive mainstream radio hits. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double platinum in the digital domain. The song has now gone 5x platinum. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents. They have sold out venues throughout the US and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and have appeared on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Good Morning America, GMA3, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX New Channel’s FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. Their eleventh album, ALWAYS ONLY JESUS, is available now.


"I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me would not remain in darkness." - John 12:46




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Kai Elmer :: kai.elmer@fairtradeservices.com

Janie Wadsworth :: janie.wadsworth@fairtradeservices.com

Charis Edwards :: charis.edwards@fairtradeservices.com

Libby O'Driscoll :: libby.odriscoll@fairtradeservices.com

Meredith Leatherwood :: meredith@leatherwoodpromotions.com

Matt Ingle :: matt@mattinglepromotions.com

Jennifer Mouttet :: jen@jenmouttetpromo.com











Scotty Inman Releases Surprise New Single – “Southern Gospel” – Available Now

Music lovers awoke this morning to a surprise single release from one of Southern Gospel’s favorite vocalists, Scotty Inman.  The song, entitled Southern Gospel, recounts simpler days and an upbringing firmly rooted in family and the church.

In the days leading up to the single’s release, Inman reminisced on social media about his childhood in East Tennessee, growing up in church and the music, people, and events that shaped him. “First Baptist Church is where I spent most days; Sunday morning and night, Wednesday night prayer meeting, and Monday night youth. The choruses of ‘Just As I Am,’ and ‘Lord, I Lift Your Name On High’ that we’d sing are still woven through my mind and spirit,” shared Inman.  It was because of these fond memories that the lyrics of ‘Southern Gospel’ resonated so strongly with the singer/songwriter, despite not having written the song.

“I knew as soon as I heard this song that I needed to cut it,” said Scotty Inman. “Everything about it felt like home, and I believe there are a lot of people out there listening that will feel the same way.  In the crazy world we’re living in, where opinions can be so divisive and arguments can arise from such petty things, sometimes we need a reminder of where we came from.  I am so thankful for the way I was raised, the Christian and Southern values my parents instilled in me at a young age, and how it molded me into the man I am today for my family.”

 

‘Southern Gospel’ is available now on all digital and streaming platforms.


To stay up-to-date on current happenings, follow Scotty Inman on social media, or visit scottyinman.com.


Music runs through Scotty Inman’s veins. A second-generation vocalist, Scotty’s music career has taken him around the world and allowed him to share the message of Christ on stages that many only dream of. With messages of faith, family and life woven deep with his lyrics, the 4-time BMI awarded singer/songwriter is breaking the mold and forging a path all his own.



Exclusive Song Premiere: Lauren Talley's "In the Room"

This Is For You is Lauren Talley's first collection in three years, and the first since The Talleys, the family trio in which she'd sung for more than 20 years, elected to retire from touring in 2020. From the opening line of the title track (and next radio single) to the last notes of the restrained, yet deeply emotional "Lord's Prayer," This Is For You is a finely crafted yet revelatory exploration of the wellsprings of faith through music. 

One of the new album's highlights is the song "In The Room." The song, which is about how God is always with us through the Holy Spirit, is particularly personal to Talley.

Talley talks about the song and how it came about, "`In The Room' is a story of how God shows up wherever we are, even in our darkest moments. I brought the idea to co-writers Michael Farren and Kenna Turner West with a few stories from my own life of how I knew God had been in the room with me in some of my toughest times.

"The second verse tells the story of my 10-year-old stepson's battle with a brain tumor and how our family felt the presence of the Lord with us in his hospital room. Our boy is doing very well now, and God was present every step of the way. Hopefully this song will encourage others that they're never alone in their suffering, never without hope, never without help....He's right there in the room." 

Talley hopes this new song as well as the entire new album will speak to her listeners. "I hope the listeners will feel like we've got something in common, that a friend is singing to them. There's so much of my life in these lyrics; I hope folks will know that we're all walking through this life and learning together. I hope they'll feel the joy in "How I Got Over," "Shut Him Up" and "That's What I Love About Him." I hope they'll feel some companionship in knowing He's walked right "Where You've Walked." I hope they'll know that not only is this record for them, but Jesus gave Himself...for them." 

November 1, 2022

Chronicle released their first Christmas project entitled “Chronicle Christmas, Down In Louisiana”

 

Chronicle released their first Christmas project entitled

“Chronicle Christmas, Down In Louisiana”

to all digital platforms 10/11/22. find it here

Chronicle says, “We can’t wait for you to hear it!” Get your copy today!

Producer, Ricky Atkinson, did a phenomenal job! Music produced at Lamp Music in Whitesburg, Georgia with musicians Danny Crawford, Mike Pillow, Paul Rogers.

Vocals produced in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

http://www.chroniclegospelgroup.com 

or email info@chroniclegospelgroup.com