11th Hour Is Burnin' It Up Live On New DVD/CD Combo

11th Hour Is Burnin' It Up Live On New DVD/CD Combo

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (December 16, 2016) Absolutely Gospel Music Award-winning progressive trio 11th Hour is excited to announce the release of its first live DVD/CD combo - Burnin' It Up Live.  Released on Sonlite Records/Crossroads Music Group, the new live combo is available now.

This has been a stellar year for the group with three number one songs, winning their first award for Progressive song of the year with "Jesus Is In The House", signing with the Beckie Simmons Booking Agency, and now releasing their live DVD/CD.

Group member Amber Eppinette commented, "This is a first for us and we are so excited and thrilled with the way it turned out."

Burnin' It Up Live was recorded before a packed house at Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina earlier this year.&bnsp; The live recording features songs from 11th Hour's critically acclaimed recording What a Moment such as #1 hit singles "Mountain Moving Faith" and "Can You Burn" as well as fan favorite songs like award winning-track "Jesus Is In the House", the group's breakout single "Adam's Fall", and "Waving On the Other Side".

Burnin' It Up Live was produced and directed by Kim Ryan White with additional editing and DVD authoring by Jacob Ryan.

This great project is a DVD/CD Combo for just $20.  You can download the audio at https://clg.lnk.to/BXy33, or you can message them on Facebook and E-mail them from their website to purchase a copy.

Burnin' It Up Live track listing:
1 - Can You Burn
2 - Jesus Is In the House
3 - Bound
4 - Mountain Moving Faith
5 - I Trust
6 - He Will Roll You Over the Tide
7 - His Eye Is On the Sparrow
8 - When God Shows Up
9 - He's Alive & So Am I
10 - Adam's Fall
11 - Waving On the Other Side
12 - Ain't No Grave

If you would like to interview 11th Hour contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.
If you would like to learn more about 11th Hour you can go to http://11thhourgospelgroup.com, or catch them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/11thhourgospelgroup.  See them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/11thHourGG.
To book 11th Hour for you church, concert, or event contact Beckie Simmons Agency 615-595-7500 or http://www.bsaworld.com.

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About 11th Hour
It seems that times flies faster each day.  As we watch the clock or see life whisking by, one thing is sure for Christians, we need to heed the time and share the good news in this 11th Hour.
As we draw closer to the Lord’s return, 11th Hour is committed to not waste a single minute to reach the lost and encourage the saints.  They have already had multiple top 10 Ten Charting hits, including "Steppin’ Out", "Room With a View" and now a #1 with "Jesus Is In The House".  Through their songs, some of which are written by group vocalist Amber Eppinette, their first and foremost desire is to tell people about Jesus.

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Wilburn and Wilburn

Wilburn & Wilburn Tune-In Alert

Gadsden, Alabama (December 15, 2016) Be sure to tune in as Wilburn & Wilburn will be the Featured Artist on the first hour of Paul Heil’s THE GOSPEL GREATS program airing nationally the weekend of December 17th.

You can find out if it's on your air locally by going to the Gospel Greats website at www.thegospelgreats.com and using the "Station Finder" in the upper left corner of most pages.  If there's no local station, the program is also available on Sirius/XM's enLighten channel and from stations streaming online www.thegospelgreats.com/webstations.htm.

Paul Heil stated, "Our Featured Artists on this program's first hour will be the father-son duo, Wilburn & Wilburn, with songs from their brand new Christmas CD, "Wilburn & Wilburn, Simply Christmas."  You'll find out why they decided to do a Christmas recording — and why they stuck to the tried-and-true Christmas favorites that are focused on the Lord's birth."

If you would like to interview Wilburn & Wilburn contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.
To learn more about Wilburn and Wilburn go to http://www.wilburn2.com
Follow them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn or Twitter at https://twitter.com/jordanwilburn1
To book Wilburn & Wilburn contact Beckie Simmons Agency at 615-595-7500 or http://www.bsaworld.com.

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About Wilburn & Wilburn
Wilburn & Wilburn, the Father – Son team of Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn are continuing the tradition for three generations.  Jonathan spent the first 16 years of his Southern Gospel Music career singing with his family, the Wilburns, one of Gospel Music’s most beloved and respected families.  In 1996 Jonathan would move to Gadsden, Alabama where he would anchor the lead position with Gold City for the next 12 years.
Adding a dimension to this group is Jonathan's son Jordan.  Feeling his call to sing Gospel music at a young age, it is a great match of Father and Son to create a great sound and an excitement that enhances any worship service.

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Jeff Stice Kicks Off Inaugural Christmas Tour This Week

Jeff Stice - Keys To Christmas Tour

SMITHS GROVE, KY - (November 30, 2016) - GMA Hall of Fame Inductee and multi-award winning musician Jeff Stice is excited to announce the 2016 Keys to Christmas Tour.  This inaugural holiday tour will kick off this week in beautiful Salida, Colorado and will continue over the following two weeks.  Jeff will embark on the tour and hold eleven Christmas concerts over thirteen days.

The 2016 Keys to Christmas Tour will feature Christmas favorites and fun stories that will interest the whole family.  Jeff's unique blend of musical artistry, Gospel music history, and love for ministry appeals to a large, multi-generational fan-base.

"I'm so excited to announce my very first Christmas tour!" Jeff said, "I love this time of the year, plus I have a great 'CHRISTMAS SPECIAL' to offer everyone!  If you're in the area I'd love to share my KEYS TO CHRISTMAS with you!"

The tour will hit the following cities:

Dec 2Salida. ColoradoTemple Baptist Church7:00 pm
Dec 4Rocky Ford, ColoradoValley Community Church
Dec 8Charleston, Tn.First Baptist Church7:00 pm
Dec 9Trinity, AlabamaTHE SING TOUR Trinity Baptist Church8:00 pm
Dec 11Palm Harbor, FloridaCrossroads Baptist Church10:30 am
Dec 13Johnstown, Pa.Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center7:30 pm
Dec 15Pearisburg, Va.Mountain View United Methodist Church7:00 pm
Dec 16Blacksburg, Va.Blacksburg First Wesleyan Church7:00 pm
Dec. 17Chickamauga, Ga.Fellowship Baptist Church7:00 pm
Dec 18Lawrenceburg, Ky.Sand Spring Baptist Church (2) programs3:00 pm & 6:00 pm

If you would like to interview Jeff Stice contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.
For more information on Jeff, the tour, and his latest material, visit him online at www.jeffsticemusic.com.
Follow Jeff on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/jeffsticemusic or Twitter at https://twitter.com/JeffsBleedinBlu.
To book Jeff Stice contact Beckie Simmons Agency at 615-595-7500 or http://www.bsaworld.com.

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About Jeff Stice
Jeff Stice , affectionately known as "Mr Piano Man" is having an incredible musical journey and has reached pinnacles of great success in The Gospel Music World.
During his twelve year span with Triumphant Quartet Jeff was honored to receive a number of awards and recognitions.  He was voted MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR in 2007 by the Southern Gospel Music Guild.  He received THE FAVORITE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2009 and 2012 at The Southern Gospel Fanfare.  In 2007 he was voted into THE EDMONSON COUNTY MUSIC HALL OF FAME in Brownsville, KY.  In 2010 and 2011 he received GRAMMY and DOVE AWARD nominations.  In 2014 Jeff received an Absolutely Gospel Music Award (Ovation) for producing his last Triumphant project, and recently won a 2015 AGM Ovation for Musician of the Year.

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The Griffith Family

The Griffith Family Among the "For Your Consideration" GRAMMY Entries

(October 17, 2016 - Franklin, TN) The "For Your Consideration" GRAMMY entries for potential nominations were released Monday, October 17, 2016 with The Griffith Family album, 'Give His Love Away', landing in voting consideration for Best Roots Gospel Album.  This isn’t Tony and Julie Griffith’s only chance at a first-time potential GRAMMY nomination; Tony also co-produced the 'Christmas With T. Graham Brown' album with Award Winning Country Artist T. Graham Brown that will be available in Cracker Barrel stores this Holiday season with Julie contributing background vocals.  'Christmas With T. Graham Brown' is among the "For Your Consideration" albums in the Best Americana Album category.  Grammy voters will have a chance to vote for these projects in determining forthcoming GRAMMY Nominations for 2017 that will be announced on Dec 6, 2016.

This year has seen The Griffith Family cover more new ground with a continued national tour involving special appearances with Dove Award Winning and GRAMMY Nominated artist Adam Crabb (The Crabb Family and Gaither Vocal Band) and appearing at several performances in Canada as well as performing on the world-wide television network TBN.  The group has also had multiple appearances at Dollywood and performed once again at the The National Quartet Convention, billed as 'The Granddaddy of Them All' in regard to Gospel events.

'Give His Love Away' is The Griffith Family's sophomore release for their record label Mansion Entertainment and is being distributed through Sony RED with availability at all major online digital outlets including iTunes and Amazon.  A new national radio single, "I’m Gonna Leave The Light On", releases later this month from the album.

Jeff and Sheri Easter

Award-winning Jeff & Sheri Easter Garner Two 2016 DOVE Award Wins
GRAMMY® nominated Group Honored for Album and Song at the 47th Annual GMA DOVE Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—October 14th, 2016—Two-time GRAMMY® nominated and multi-award-winning Jeff & Sheri Easter were honored with two 2016 GMA DOVE Award wins at this year’s awards ceremony held Tuesday evening at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The group took home award honors for Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year for Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage (Spring Hill Music) as well as Country Recorded Song of the Year for their No. 1 radio hit "Small Town Someone (Lunch)," written by Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West and Jason Cox.

"It's so exciting to receive something like this for our celebratory 30th anniversary project," stated Sheri.  "The entire project is about the simple offering of oneself to God's work and watching how He multiplies those gifts into something big.  I'm so grateful after all these years that our music still touches lives!"

The Small Town recording, produced by Jeff and Sheri Easter, Madison Easter and Greg Cole, features 11 songs, several of which were co-written by Sheri along with some of Nashville’s most noted songwriters.

"To receive a DOVE Award for a song I’ve written WITH Sheri is one of the greatest honors of my career," stated acclaimed songwriter Kenna Turner West.  "Fifteen years ago I was a new songwriter at Spring Hill, and Jeff and Sheri Easter recorded my first cut.  That song became my first single, my first No. 1 hit and my first DOVE Award nomination, ironically in the same category as this win.  To be able to write WITH Sheri for their group after all these years and to have this song be received like it has been this year from the No. 1 song to this DOVE Award is one of the greatest moments of my career.  It is indeed an honor."

Small Town Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage is exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music.

Jeff & Sheri are the recipients of eight GMA DOVE Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards and two International Country Gospel Music Association honors.

For further information visit www.jeffandsherieaster.com or Twitter.com/@JSEaster or www.facebook.com/jeffandsherieaster.
For personal appearances and booking, visit www.bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500.
For further information about the Gaither Homecoming family of artists visit www.gaither.com

ABOUT JEFF & SHERI EASTER:
Two-time GRAMMY®-nominated Jeff & Sheri Easter are Gospel music treasures, featured regularly on the Gaither HOMECOMING videos and international HOMECOMING tours, in addition to their own heavy schedule of appearances.  Jeff & Sheri are the recipients of eight GMA DOVE Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association honors, seven AGM Ovation Awards, 16 Voice Awards, four Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair Awards, five SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards and three Cash Box Awards.

CHAPEL VALLEY MUSIC AND FREEDOM QUARTET SIGN RECORDING AGREEMENT

John Rulapaugh and John Richard

Freedom Quartet, one of today’s premier Southern Gospel quartets, has signed with Chapel Valley Music Group’s Inspire label.  This extremely talented group of guys have become fan favorites.  In 2015, Freedom Quartet was awarded the Singing News Favorite New Traditional Quartet of the year.

Even though the group has seen much success recently, the members are no strangers to Southern Gospel music.  Owner and tenor singer, John Rulapaugh, has assembled a powerful lineup.  The quartet consists of popular bass vocalist, Burman Porter; longtime favorite lead, Dale Shipley; and baritone, Scott Mullins.

Recently, Freedom Quartet was a part of the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s Harmony Honors television taping.  That program aired on the TBN network.

Chapel Valley Music’s Vice President, Richard Hyssong, states, "We cannot begin to tell you how thrilled we are to start this relationship with Freedom Quartet.  John and I serve on the Southern Gospel Music Association’s Board of Directors and I have seen firsthand the vision that he has for this quartet and the industry.  Be watching as we will be doing special Release Parties, radio singles and some really cutting edge projects that the Southern Gospel listener will love and want to be a part of."

John Rulapaugh explains, "I have watched Chapel Valley Music for a few years and have been very impressed with their level of commitment to the artists on their labels.  We are very happy to be joining a company that wants their artists to succeed at the highest level."

Freedom Quartet’s new recording "Hymns of Faith & Freedom" produced in part by Gerald Wolfe will be released Monday September 26th at the National Quartet Convention.  Be watching as there will be a special meet and greet and CD release party announcement soon.

To book Freedom Quartet contact The Beckie Simmons Agency www.bsaworld.com
For more information about Chapel Valley go to www.chapelvalleymusic.com
Find more on Freedom Quartet at www.FreedomQuartet.com

Wilburn & Wilburn
Release New "Live From The Smokies" DVD

Wilburn & Wilburn Live From The Smokies DVD

Gadsden, Alabama (September 9, 2016) Set to be released at the National Quartet Convention scheduled for the end of September, Wilburn & Wilburn's new DVD Live From The Smokies is the newest and most exciting project this popular duo has completed to date.

This project was recorded live at NQC 2015 and features the hit songs such as Wilburn & Wilburn's first Number One song "You Asked Him To Leave", "Anybody Like Jesus", "Its What He's Done", "Jesus Will", "Midnight Cry", "I'm Not Giving Up", "I'm Rich", "Help Me Help Someone", and the great Bill and Gloria Gaither classic "The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference".  This exciting video also includes personal interviews from Jonathan and Jordan.  Live From The Smokies has it all and was produced with the greatest quality in the industry today!

Jonathan stated, "This project produced by Kim Ryan White and production team who did an awesome job along with Jordan Wilburn made it sound amazing.  There is a bonus feature of our concept video 'Help Me Help Someone' with 2 songs from our Heritage of Gold Tour.  Not only will fans get the video, but they will also get a free CD with the DVD."

This combination set will be available at the group's NQC booths #308 and #310 and on their website after NQC.

If you would like to interview Wilburn & Wilburn contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

To learn more about Wilburn & Wilburn go to http://www.wilburn2.com or on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn.

To book Wilburn & Wilburn contact Beckie Simmons at the Beckie Simmons Agency at wwww.bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500.

About Wilburn & Wilburn
Wilburn & Wilburn, the Father – Son team of Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn are continuing the tradition for three generations.& Jonathan spent the first 16 years of his Southern Gospel Music career singing with his family, the Wilburns, one of Gospel Music’s most beloved and respected families.  In 1996 Jonathan would move to Gadsden, Alabama where he would anchor the lead position with Gold City for the next 12 years.
Adding a dimension to this group is Jonathan's son Jordan.  Feeling his call to sing Gospel music at a young age, it is a great match of Father and Son to create a great sound and an excitement that enhances any worship service.

Scott Mullins joins Freedom Quartet as Baritone

Scott Mullins of Freedom Quartet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016

Sevierville, TN - Freedom Quartet is pleased to announce the addition of Charleston, WV native Scott Mullins as baritone vocalist.  Gospel Music fans may remember Scott for his days with The Gospel Harmony Boys or most recently Tim Green's Trio "The Greene's."  Speaking of the groups former baritone, John Rulapaugh states "The calling to church ministry is evident in Preston's life and we are proud of the ministry that he continues in his work at Everette Hills Baptist Church in Maryville, TN".

As for the future of Freedom Quartet, "we are thankful that The Lord lead us to Scott Mullins.  He is an incredibly talented singer who is in tune with the Holy Spirit, sings with deep conviction and conveys the message of the song with both feeling and expertise.  Scott, along with his wife Cathy, are a perfect fit for the Freedom Quartet family and we are excited to welcome them" states Rulapaugh.  Though he had performed in a "fill in" capacity prior, Mullins’ first official appearance as a member of Freedom Quartet came on Friday June 10 at The Memphis Quartet Show.

The smooth baritone of Scott Mullins is featured on the second verse of Freedom Quartet’s new single release "I Am A Christian" which is featured in Singing News’ New Music Review and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD from the groups website at www.FreedomQuartet.com.   To schedule Freedom Quartet to appear at your event, concert, or church, contact Dixie McKeithen at Beckie Simmons Agency 615-595-7500 or www.bsaworld.com.

ABOUT FREEDOM QUARTET
Freedom Quartet is a recipient of the Singing News Fan Award for Favorite New Traditional Quartet and is comprised of Gospel Music veterans John Rulapaugh, Dale Shipley, Burman Porter and newcomer Scott Mullins.  The group was formed in August 2013 and found immediate success. In their short history, Freedom Quartet has performed coast to coast and beyond, including two tours through Northern Ireland.  More information can be found on the groups website www.FreedomQuartet.com or www.bsaworld.com.

The Nelons Honored by State of Georgia and Hometown of Dallas, GA
May 10, 2016 Declared "Nelon Day"

Nelons Honored by State of Georgia 5-10-2016

Dallas, GA (May 5, 2016) – The Nelons, set to be inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on May 10, were recently honored by the state of Georgia and their hometown of Dallas, GA.  Earlier this week, representatives from the office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Dallas, GA Mayor, Boyd L. Austin Jr., honored the talented family with a commendation and a dedication setting the day of May 10, 2016 as "The Nelons Day" in their hometown of Dallas, GA.

The Nelons will be inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame on May 10, 2016 in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University during the GMA Honors celebration.  The all-star evening will feature performances by Amy Grant, Jason Crabb, Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Hilary Scott & The Scott Family, Jordan Smith, Michael English, Selah, Travis Cottrell, Tye Tribbett and more.

For more information and tickets, visit www.gmahonors.org
For more information on The Nelons, visit www.thenelons.com

The Nelons

New Music From Hall Of Fame Inductees, The Nelons

Hendersonville, TN (April 29th, 2016) – Daywind recording artists, The Nelons, are excited to announce the release of Stronger Together –Limited Edition EP, available today.

In anticipation of two brand-new, full-length recordings in August, the Nelons have released a 6-song EP project that includes their current radio hit, 'I Just Can’t Make It By Myself.'  The EP, available now at all major digital retailers, gives listeners a small taste of what is to come from the award winning family group in the coming months.

The release of Stronger Together –Limited Edition EP falls just weeks before the iconic gospel group’s induction into the Gospel Music Association’s Hall Of Fame on May 10th.  Comprised of Kelly Nelon Clark, her husband, talented producer/arranger Jason Clark, and daughters, vocal powerhouse Amber Nelon Thompson and budding instrumentalist Autumn Nelon Clark, The Nelons have a gifted way of powerfully communicating the Gospel through polished harmonies and commanding performances that transcends the years and genres.  During their tenure as one of Gospel music’s leading families, The Nelons have garnered six GMA Dove Awards, three GRAMMY nominations, and 14 Singing News Fans Awards, among others.  Carrying on Kelly’s father, Rex Nelon’s, legacy, they have recorded more than 35 albums containing more than 20 Top 5 radio singles, including classics such as 'We Shall Wear A Robe And Crown,' and 'O For A Thousand Tongues.'  They have frequently been featured on the Gaither Homecoming Tour and videos, as well as performed on the Grand Ole Opry, among other historic venues.

In addition to the digital EP, The Nelons plan to release two full-length projects, Stronger Together and Family Harmony later this fall, as well as a vintage vinyl project on Daywind Records.

Stronger Together –Limited Edition EP is available now at iTunes and other online digital outlets.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn.  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.

Bowling Family

Bowlings Gearing Up For Successful Talent Search

Nashville, Tennessee (April 25, 2016) Three time Grammy nominated Southern Gospel artist, The Bowling Family, announce their First Annual Music Fest and Talent Search hosted by the City of London and the London Tourist Commission in conjunction with Global Promotions.  This exciting two day event will take place on Friday, May 13th, 2016 and Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of London, 804 West 6th Street, London, Kentucky.

The talent search will offer a huge opportunity for up and coming artists.  In addition it will open the door to having their music recorded in a professional studio and giving them the occasion to work with some of the top professionals and artists in the industry.

Mike Bowling had this comment about the Talent Search "Do you have talent?  Well come be a part of our Talent Search on May 13th in London, Kentucky.  The winner will receive a Daywind Record package, perform the winning song at the Friday night concert, and open for us at the 2017 Bowling family Music Fest Matinee.  Enter today by calling 864-655-3565 and talking to Teresa or going to www.globalpromo.org and selecting the Events tab and the Bowling Family Music Fest - then scroll to the bottom where you will find all the rules and application.  Fill out the application and email it to email@globalpromo.org.  See you in London."

The Bowling Family is thrilled to have Adam Crabb, Triumphant Quartet, Karen Peck & New River, Gold City Quartet, Jeff & Sheri Easter, The McKameys, Primitive Quartet and comedian Aaron Wilburn performing.

The Bowling Family has appeared on the Gaither Homecoming series concerts and videos, TBN, during Gospel Music Week’s Dove Awards, at GMA’s Seminar in the Rockies and numerous other major events.  Their debut release, Faith To Believe, has garnered a record four number one songs including "We Have A Savior," "Your Cries Have Awoken The Master," "A Miracle Today" and "Notified," as well as the 2008 Song of the Year ("Your Cries Have Awoken The Master").

Mike Bowling notes, "This has been a lifelong dream to have an annual event in my hometown.  This gives us an opportunity to bring the best talent in the industry to London, KY and to also show off this great community to gospel music lovers nationwide."

The first annual Music Fest will feature a Talent Search in conjunction with Daywind Records to be held Friday morning at the London Community Center at 9:00 AM.

Friday, May 13th’s concert includes Triumphant Quartet, Karen Peck & New River, Aaron Wilburn and The Bowlings.  Concert to begin at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, May 14th’s concert includes Adam Crabb, Gold City, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Aaron Wilburn, and The Bowlings.  Concert to begin at 6:00 PM.

A Saturday Matinee is scheduled for 1:00 PM and will feature The McKameys and The Primitive Quartet.

This is a ticketed event.  General Admission $20 Artist Circle $30 Group Sales of 10 or more Tickets $18

For tickets visit www.globalpromo.org or call 855-399-1899.

You can learn more about The Bowling Family by visiting their website at www.bowlingsonline.com.

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Wilburn & Wilburn

Carthage, Tennessee (March 30, 2016) Award winning Gospel duet Wilburn and Wilburn are excited to announce that this great annual event is expanding to three days.  The talent line up at the 2016 "Jackie Wilburn Memorial Spring Sing".  Joining Wilburn and Wilburn as well as Elaine Wilburn all three days will be The Inspirations, the McKameys and the Primitive Quartet.

Jonathan Wilburn says, "We have expanded our event to three days.  This will allow our fans to plan a weekend trip to the beautiful middle Tennessee area.  There are many things to do and see here in the area.  Whether you love the good ole outdoors, maybe shopping, camping whatever, there is an activity to fit you.  More than anything else we have some of the finest in Southern Gospel Music that are planning on being with us."

The event is held each year in Carthage Tennessee at the Smith County AG Center.  Carthage is the home town for the Wilburn family.

The schedule for the 2016 Spring Sing at the AG center in Carthage TN is:
    Friday April 29-7pm-The Inspirations, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn
    Saturday April 30-7pm-The McKameys, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn
    Sunday May 1-2:30pm-The Primitive QT, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn

The AG Center has 15 premium camp sites just steps from the main auditorium.&nbps; There are plenty of state parks, hotels and restaurants close by.  You will not want to miss this year in the hills with Wilburn and Wilburn at the annual Jackie Wilburn Memorial Spring Sing.

For more info or for a free brochure call 256-459-4769.  The AG center is located at 159 AG Center Lane, South Carthage, Tennessee, 37030.

If you would like to interview Wilburn & Wilburn contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

To learn more about Wilburn & Wilburn go to www.wilburn2.com or on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn.

To book Wilburn & Wilburn contact Beckie Simmons at the Beckie Simmons Agency at www.bsaworld.com or
call 615-595-7500.

The Sing Tour

For Immediate Release

The Sing Tour Continues To Expand
Artists Include Michael English, The Nelons, And Jeff Stice

Nashville, Tennessee (March 22, 2016) The Sing Tour announces additional concerts added to the popular event.  Started in 2015 as The Greatest Hits Tour it was so popular with the fans the artists decided to continue as the Sing Tour.  Michael English, The Nelons, and Jeff Stice all had new projects out by early this year and they were receiving so many requests for songs from those projects that they expanded the song selections being performed from their greatest hits to also include new songs.

"I am so excited to be a part of the Sing Tour.  While I have been blessed to sing thousands of shows all over the world as a soloist and as a part of groups, this has been one of the best tours I have ever been involved with.  I love the Nelons and Jeff Stice for their Ministry heart, friendship and even for the fun we have together.  It is not 'like' family but it is family," shares Michael English.

Jeff Stice says, "Since I began this solo career I've been able to be a part of a lot of very unique events.  The Sing Tour is so much fun and to be a part of the talent that is on that stage with The Nelons and Michael English is just incredible.  Night after night I marvel at the number of iconic songs these two artists have introduced to Gospel Music.  I'm honored to be a part of this tour but most importantly I'm honored to call each of them my friends."

The Nelons also recently received the exciting news by the Gospel Music Association that the group will be inducted into the GMA’s Gospel Music Hall Of Fame.  The GMA Honors banquet will be held on May 10, 2016 in Nashville, TN.

If you wish to book The Sing Tour contact Beckie Simmons Agency www.bsaworld.com

To check the dates for the tour near you can go to www.bsaworld.com/appearances.html

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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.

About Jeff Stice

Jeff Stice, affectionately known as "Mr Piano Man" is having an incredible musical journey and has reached pinnacles of great success in The Gospel Music World.

During his twelve year span with Triumphant Quartet Jeff was honored to receive a number of awards and recognitions.  He was voted MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR in 2007 by the Southern Gospel Music Guild.  He received THE FAVORITE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2009 and 2012 at The Southern Gospel Fanfare.  In 2007 he was voted into THE EDMONSON COUNTY MUSIC HALL OF FAME in Brownsville, KY.  In 2010 and 2011 he received GRAMMY and DOVE AWARD nominations.  In 2014 Jeff an Absolutely Gospel Music Award (Ovation) for producing his last Triumphant project, and recently won a 2015 AGM Ovation for Musician of the Year.

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Griffith Family

For Immediate Release - January 18, 2016 - Franklin, TN

Dove Award Winning & GRAMMY Nominated Artists Kick Off First Griffith Family Homecoming

The Griffith Family will be kicking off their first annual Homecoming Celebration in Gadsden, Alabama on April 29th and 30th of this year featuring Dove Award Winning and GRAMMY Nominated Artists as well as spotlighting new talent.  The two day event will host evening concerts and free artist spotlight performances during the day.

Friday evening's concert will feature The Griffith Family, Three Bridges, Aaron and Amanda Crabb and Terah Crabb Penhollow.  Saturday evening's lineup will feature The Griffith Family, The Bowlings, Adam Crabb and Randy and Sheri Miller.  Many of these artists are familiar to Christian Music fans from their appearances on national television networks such as Daystar and TBN as well as the popular Gaither Homecoming Concert Events, and multi-million selling Gaither Homecoming DVD also seen on national television programming.  The Artist Spotlight Matinees during both days will host the Ascension Quartet, Perkins Revival, Sherry Anne and Surrendered with other artists being added prior to the event.

The Griffith Family Homecoming Celebration will be held at The Cathedral of Praise on 2703 West Meighan Boulevard in Gadsden, Alabama and advance tickets may be purchased through itickets.com.

For more details about evening concert times, matinee performances and event updates visit GriffithFamilyMusic.com.

Wilburn & Wilburn Shoulders cd cover

For Immediate Release
Wilburn & Wilburn Score First Number One Song

Gadsden, Alabama (March 18 2016) There was a celebration going on at the Wilburn house when they received word that they had accomplished something new.  The outstanding song with a great message for today, "You Asked Him To Leave" garnered the #1 spot on the Singing News Monthly Chart for the month of May.

Penned by Gerald Crabb "You Asked Him To Leave" explains to those people who want to know why bad things are happening in this country and wonder how God could leave us in such bad situations.  The song says that we asked Him to leave our schools and we asked Him to leave our Government and even our society.  The song is pointed and maybe even controversial, but has a message that needs to be told.

Jonathan Wilburn commented, "We are honored and thankful for the opportunity to sing a song like "You Asked Him To Leave."  We want to say thank you to Gerald Crabb for pitching this song to us, to our record company, Daywind, for all their help and support, to Susan Whisnant for an awesome job promoting the song, and to the Good Lord for blessing our efforts.  This is our first number #1 song.  Radio DJs have been very kind and gracious to play our music and for that DJs we say thanks for helping us as we carry this message in song!"

Wilburn & Wilburn is having a record year in other ways by receiving 5 nominations for the 2016 AGM Awards bring held in Nashville on April 12th.  The song is nominated for Country Song of the Year as well as the album from which this song came, Shoulders, being nominated for the Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year.  The group also received a Male Group nomination as well as Jonathan being nominated for his part in the Heritage of Gold Tour for the Pacesetter Award.  They also received word that the song is in the top ten for Song of the Year at the Singing News Awards.

If you would like to interview Wilburn & Wilburn contact AG Publicity at infoagpublicity.com.

To learn more about Wilburn & Wilburn go to www.wilburn2.com or www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn.

To book Wilburn & Wilburn contact Beckie Simmons Agency www.bsaworld.com or 615-595-7500.

About Wilburn & Wilburn
Wilburn & Wilburn, the Father – Son team of Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn are continuing the tradition for three generations.  Jonathan spent the first 16 years of his Southern Gospel Music career singing with his family, the Wilburns, one of Gospel Music’s most beloved and respected families.  In 1996 Jonathan would move to Gadsden, Alabama where he would anchor the lead position with Gold City for the next 12 years.  Adding a dimension to this group is Jonathan's son Jordan.  Feeling his call to sing Gospel music at a young age, it is a great match of Father and Son to create a great sound and an excitement that enhances any worship service.

Wilburn & Wilburn

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Wilburn & Wilburn Special To Air On Sirius/XM Radio

Hendersonville, TN (February 23rd, 2016) – Wilburn & Wilburn are proud to be the featured guests on an upcoming Sirius/XM radio broadcast.  The hour-long program, which was recorded with a live studio audience at the Sirius/XM studios in Nashville, TN, features songs from their recent project, entitled Shoulders.

The special will air on Saturday, February 27th, at 12pm EST on Sirius/XM radio.  Additional broadcasts will be on Sunday, February 28th at 10pm EST, Tuesday, March 1st at 1pm EST and Wednesday, March 2nd at 6pm EST.

Shoulders, produced by Ben Isaacs, features ten songs, penned by accomplished writers such as Lee Black, Kenna West and Gerald Crabb; all of which are featured on the show.  The first single from the project, "You Asked Him To Leave," currently sits at #2 on the Singing News Charts for the month of April.

Shoulders is available at Christian retail stores across the country, online at daywind.com, and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute, Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn. 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 publicitydaywind.com.

Freedom Quartet

Freedom Quartet Announcing "Family, Fun, & Freedom Fest!"

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016
From:  John Rulapaugh, Freedom Quartet
For Immediate Release:
Family, Fun and Freedom Fest to take place May 27-28, 2016
Grace Baptist Church, Seymour, Tennessee

John Rulapaugh is pleased to announce the "Family, Fun and Freedom Fest," an ALL NEW gospel music event, scheduled to take place Memorial Day weekend. (Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28, 2016.)

The members of Freedom Quartet each have families steeped in the traditions of Gospel Music, and this event is ALL about FAMILY!  For John Rulapaugh, it began at an early age, singing in church with his mother at the piano.  Dale Shipley was born into a musical family that the Gospel Music world would come to know as "The Song Masters."  Preston Garner’s father sang in quartets until his boys became of age and joined him in "The Supernals," and Burman Porter - well, some things are better experienced than told... you don’t want to miss it!

The event kicks off at 7:00pm on Friday, May 27th with a concert featuring the Supernals, and Freedom Quartet.  The evening will conclude with a command performance of the 1990’s era Supernals, reunited for this one-time event.  Doors will open at 6:00pm.

Saturday will be packed with fun for the whole family. Beginning with a Veteran’s Appreciation Breakfast - open to everyone (free for Veterans and military with ID), bounce houses and inflatable’s for the kids, a dunk tank for Burman, corn hole and pie eating competitions and plenty of music (featuring The Vineyards, The Joylanders and Freedom Quartet) throughout the day.  Grace Baptist is hosting an All-American cookout lunch. A talent competition will be held - the winners of which will receive a handsome, grand prize package including the opportunity to sing during the Saturday evening concert!

Saturday evening’s event dubbed the "Gold Star Memorial Concert" will begin at 6:00pm, and features The Joylanders, The Song Masters and Freedom Quartet.  The evening will open with a memorial honoring the sacrifice of our community’s Gold Star families.  (Attendees and members of the local community are encouraged to register the name(s) of their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Those names will appear in the event’s souvenir program and will be read aloud during the memorial.)

Advance Purchase General Admission Tickets are $10 for each night ($13 each at the door) Reserved seating is available by advanced purchase and guarantees the same reserved seat for both nights for only $25. The Patriot Pass ($65) is all-inclusive - Artist Circle seating, Veteran’s Breakfast, All-American Cookout Lunch, PLUS - Exclusive PRIVATE Dinner with Saturday evening’s artists.

Visit www.freedomquartet.com or call (865) 366-5155 to purchase tickets, register for the Veteran’s Appreciation Breakfast, and/or Talent Contest.

PLAN NOW for this ALL NEW Gospel Music family event and make Memorial Day Weekend a memory your family will never forget!!

February 5, 2016

The Nelons

THE NELONS TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
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Kelly Nelon Clark was notified by the Gospel Music Association that The Nelons will be inducted into the GMA’s "Gospel Music Hall Of Fame."  The GMA Honors banquet will be held on May 10, 2016 in Nashville, TN.  Kelly was sitting in a Disney’s restaurant when she received the news, bringing her to tears.  Kelly shares, "I’m so proud for my father, Rex Nelon, and all his hard work. I am thankful."

Rex Nelon
Rex Nelon

Rex Nelon, Founder and patriarch of the Nelons, was one of the senior statesmen in the field of Southern Gospel music.  His career spanned over 40 years of singing gospel music.  Rex was also an outstanding music publisher.  His publishing catalog is a timeless collection of gospel music’s all-time favorite songs like, 'O What a Savior,' 'Come Morning,' 'The Love of God,' 'The Old Country Church,' 'Hide Me Rock of Ages,' 'Sweeter As The Days Go By' and 'If We Never Meet Again.'

Rex’s love of music began as a small boy.  At age 14, while living in Asheville, North Carolina, he won his first singing competition.  The prize was a pair of shoes.  On Monday nights Rex would attend a weekly singing class where he learned to read shaped note music and began to develop a solid ear for singing bass.  He traveled with a few regional groups before he was hired to sing bass with the Homeland Harmony Quartet in 1955.  In 1957, Rex joined The LeFevres, a legendary family group of Southern Gospel Music.  In 1973, he assumed ownership of The LeFevres, which eventually became known as the Rex Nelon Singers.  In 1985 the group changed to a more progressive sound, beginning with their recording, 'In One Accord.' At the same time, they changed their name to the Nelons.  The group’s first number-one song was 'Come Morning' on the Singing News Chart, and was awarded the "Southern Gospel Song of the Decade for the 1980s."

Todd Nelon, Rex Nelon and Kelly Nelon
Todd Nelon, Rex Nelon and Kelly Nelon

Rex, along with his group, recorded over 25 projects and received 5 Dove Awards, 3 NARAS Grammy nominations and many Singing News Fan Awards.  They appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Music City Tonight, The 700 Club along with other national television programs.  They were credited with over 13 Top Five radio singles.  In 1987, The Nelons received the "Short Form Music Video of the Year Award" for 'Famine In The Land,' as well as winning the New York Film Festival Award that same year.  In 1997, the Mayor of Atlanta declared May as "Nelons Appreciation Month" later that year, they were presented the Silver Angel Award for 'Glad You’re Here' by Excellence in Media.

Rex died on January 24, 2000 of a massive heart attack at the age of sixty-eight, the night prior to Gaither’s London Homecoming Sing.

Rex Nelon and Kelly Nelon
Rex Nelon and Kelly Nelon

Rex mentored his daughter, Kelly Nelon, who continues to carry on the family tradition by heading the group, The Nelons.  It was from the early years of the Rex Nelon Singers that launched the careers of Kelly Nelon Clark, Todd Nelon, Janet Paschal, Karen Peck Gooch, Charlotte Ritchie, Jeff Stice, and Stan Whitmire.

Amber Nelon, Karen Peck Gooch, Kelly Nelon, Charlotte Ritchie, Rex Nelon and Jason Clark
Amber Nelon, Karen Peck Gooch, Kelly Nelon, Charlotte Ritchie, Rex Nelon and Jason Clark

Standing on the legacy of founder and patriarch Rex Nelon; Kelly, Jason, Amber and Autumn continue the family tradition with unparalleled vocal excellence, incomparable harmonies and stunning live performances.  The group has recorded more than 35 albums with chart-topping Southern Gospel classics like "We Shall Wear a Robe and Crown," "Come Morning," and "O For a Thousand Tongues."

With a love for the old and a vision for the new, The Nelons embrace their traditional roots, all the while, bridging the generational gap by pushing musical boundaries.

Amber Nelon, right, and the Nelon's attend the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Nashville. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

Nelons at Dove Awards

Today their awards and accolades include three Grammy Nominations, six Dove Awards, 14 Singing News Fan Awards and a People’s Choice Silver Telly Award for the concept video 'Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?'  They are frequently featured on the best-selling Gaither Homecoming recordings and videos and have performed at numerus historic venues.  However, it’s their heart for people and uncanny gift to communicate God’s love that has helped to expand the audience for Gospel music around the world.

Original group member Kelly Nelon Clark reflects on the countless nights she shared the stage with her father.  Kelly recalls, "I can remember people saying, 'I wish you could see your father when you sing.'  I didn’t understand it then but now as I watch my girls sing, I glow with pride and totally understand it."

Kelly’s husband, Jason Matthew Clark is a triple threat as a singer, songwriter and producer while Kelly is an accomplished actress of both television and film, appearing in movies like His Love Is Blind, The Cardinal Rule and Losing Faith.  Amber is signed to Daywind Records as a solo artist and recently released her first adult solo album 'Just Sing.'  Her powerhouse soprano vocals earned her the coveted  Favorite Female Singer  win at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling and is working on her Master’s.  Autumn joined the group full-time just two years ago and has been wowing audiences ever since with her crystal clear soprano sound and musical talent on both the mandolin and banjolin.  When she leaves the stage, Autumn is hard at work studying.  She’s a freshman at Baptist College of Florida.

Jason, Kelly, Amber and Autumn are a family devoted to God, each other, and ministering the Gospel of Christ through music and His Word.  For all the latest news and tour dates of The Nelons visit www.thenelons.com.  Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all social media sites.  For booking information contact Beckie Simmons Agency at 615-595-7500.

Jeff Stice

Absolutely Gospel Publicity - For Immediate Release

Two New Releases For Piano Standout Jeff Stice

Smiths Grove, Kentucky (January 26, 2016) Jeff Stice, along with The Beckie Simmons Agency is excited to announce the release of TWO brand new piano projects!

The first project is titled "Through It All."

Jeff stated, "The first of these two new recordings is very special to me.  It's been such an eventful past two years and it has never been more apparent to me that our Heavenly Father loves us all.  Its been amazing to watch Him orchestrate my journey, teaching me how the melody of my faith is accompanied by His genius at playing it on the pages of my life.  There is only one title that came to mind when I began this new recording... THROUGH IT ALL.  I understand what this song really means now, so I had to not only play it but use it as the title as well."

Other tracks on this project include, "The Prayer," "His Eye Is On The Sparrow," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Highway To Heaven," "Shout To The Lord," "He's A Personal Savior," "What A Wonderful World," "It Is Well" and "I Got Rhythm."

Jeff Stice 'Love Songs' cd cover

The second of the two new recordings is called "LOVE SONGS."

Jeff laughingly states when ask why a love song recording, "Love is in the air... Hahaha.  When I began this piano concert chapter of my life, I was amazed at how many requests I would get every night to play classic love songs.  So this is for all of the helpless romantics in the world."

The song list includes "L...O...V...E," "Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)," "A Time For Us," "Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear," "I Can't Help Falling In Love," "Somewhere My Love," "You Don't Know Me," the theme from "Somewhere In Time," and more.

One of the most unique things about both projects is that there is no "background" music on either.  This makes it much more challenging to execute but also to come up with creative arrangements.

Jeff states, "I love playing with dramatic soundtracks and having accompaniment on stage, but you know, sometimes it's nice when it's just me and my piano!"

Both of these new CD's release on February 1, 2016 just in time for Valentines Day.
You can order by mail at -
Jeff Stice Music, 13 Bent Grass Drive, Smiths Grove, KY 42171, email at jeffsticemusicgmail.com
or jeffsticemusic.com.  You can message Jeff on his FaceBook page, www.facebook.com/jeffsticemusic and he will give you a good deal on both.

To book Jeff contact Beckie at the Beckie Simmons Agency 615-595-7500.

If you would like an interview with Jeff Stice contact AG Publicity at infoagpublicity.com.

About Jeff Stice

Jeff Stice, affectionately known as "Mr Piano Man" is having an incredible musical journey and has reached pinnacles of great success in The Gospel Music World.

During his twelve year span with Triumphant Quartet Jeff was honored to receive a number of awards and recognitions." He was voted MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR in 2007 by the Southern Gospel Music Guild." He received THE FAVORITE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2009 and 2012 at The Southern Gospel Fanfare." In 2007 he was voted into THE EDMONSON COUNTY MUSIC HALL OF FAME in Brownsville, KY." In 2010 and 2011 he received GRAMMY and DOVE AWARD nominations." In 2014 Jeff an Absolutely Gospel Music Award (Ovation) for producing his last Triumphant project, and recently won a 2015 AGM Ovation for Musician of the Year.

For Publicity Contact – AG Publicity – infoagpublicity.com - 615-545-5315

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