Browders

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The Browders Announce Debut Of New Music Video

Hendersonville, TN (November 3rd, 2015) – On the heels of five consecutive number one songs, The Browders announce the release of their sixth radio single from the 2013 Daywind album, Time Machine.  "Waiting For You To Get Home," written by Matthew Browder and Phil Cross, is a powerful and heartfelt song about a father’s love for his son.

In addition to the recent radio release, The Browders plan to debut a brand new concept video for "Waiting For You To Get Home."  Directed by Patrick Tohill, the video beautifully depicts the story told through the lyrics of the song, and is dedicated to those who have bravely and selflessly served our country.  Earlier this year, the group held a contest in which Sam DeBord won the role of Little Johnny in the video.  "Waiting For You To Get Home" can be viewed on the Browders' youTube channel or Facebook page beginning Tuesday afternoon.

Time Machine is the debut Daywind Records project from The Browders and has garnered a unprecedented five consecutive number one singles:  "Lift Up His Name," "He Is Alive," "Time Machine," "Listening For The Shout," and "He Took The Nails."

Time Machine is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581. To order a copy of Time Machine, visit daywind.com.

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.

Nelons Members Visit With Broadway Tour Cast in Nashville, TN

Nelons Members Visit With Broadway Tour Cast in Nashville, TN

October 23, 2015 (Nashville, TN) – Kelly Nelon Clark and Amber Nelon Thompson (the Nelons) caught an opening-night performance of the Broadway tour of Cinderella earlier this week during a break from meetings while in Nashville, TN.  After the evening performance, the talented mother and daughter were delighted to meet members of the cast and share a few moments backstage - including a moment with Cinderella herself, played by actress Kaitlyn Davidson.

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Jeff Stice To Perform In "A Christmas To Remember" To Benefit The Veranda

October 23, 2015 (Gallatin, Tennessee) - Award-winning pianist Jeff Stice will join The Talleys and Tribute Quartet to help start the holiday season with "A Christmas to Remember", a dinner and music event benefiting The Veranda.  The event will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville, Tenn.  A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and concert at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45 per person.  Seating is limited to 300, and reservations are requested by Nov. 20 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Proceeds from the dinner and music event benefit The Veranda, a respite program supported by Impact Fellowship Church.  An outreach of the church’s ministry, The Veranda helps meet the needs of senior adults and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other issues of the aging process.  Activities are provided a few hours a day, three days a week at the church to allow families much-needed respite time to take care of other family needs.

The evening’s line-up includes Jeff Stice, Tribute Quartet, The Talleys and Mary Anne Oglesby.  Stice is a new addition to this year’s line-up of performers.  The award-winning pianist is excited about participating in this year’s benefit.

"Being a part of this event is one of the most meaningful Christmas gifts I’ve ever received."  Stice said.  "When I first learned of The Veranda, I thought it to be an amazing outreach to Alzheimer’s families.  I am truly honored and humbled to be sharing my music on this very special evening in December.  I’d love to see you there!"

A special highlight of the evening will be The Talleys' performance of their 2015 Dove Award winning song, "Hidden Heroes," which pays tribute to those who care for the needs of others.

"Hidden Heroes is a fitting connection, especially during this holiday season, to honor those who are giving an ultimate gift themselves by serving others," said Debra Talley, who also serves as a member of the Veranda Board of Directors, "We are looking forward to this joyous night of celebrating the holidays while also helping generate awareness for The Veranda and its service to the community."

This is the fourth year Tribute Quartet has participated in this event for The Veranda.  Gary Casto, the quartet’s manager, also serves as a member of The Veranda’s Board of Directors.

"The Veranda is a special place to us, and the guys and I are thrilled to part of such a wonderful ministry."  Casto said.  "We’ve had such a great time at the previous benefits, and we are excited about sharing music from our Christmas project with everyone."

"This will be a wonderful evening of festive music to celebrate the start of the Christmas season."  Mary Anne Oglesby, director of The Veranda, said.  "An added element this year is our silent auction.  We’ve had people from across the country donate items to the auction as their way to support The Veranda since they can’t attend the event in person.  It will be a great night for families, young and old alike, to get together and usher in the holiday season and celebrate Christ, the true reason for the season.  Last year’s event sold out, and we expect another sell-out again this year."

For more information about the event or to make reservations, contact The Veranda staff at 615-838-1207 or 615-337-3674.

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

Surge Artist Solutions Announces Addition of Freedom Quartet

Surge Artist Solutions Announces Addition of Freedom Quartet

Nashville, TN (October 22, 2015) - Surge Artist Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of Freedom Quartet to its growing list of clients.  Surge has signed on to assist the 2015 Singing News New Quartet of the Year with a variety of marketing and design services.

"I'm excited about enlisting the services of Surge Artist Solutions," shares John Rulapaugh, owner and tenor singer of Freedom Quartet.  "I'm thankful to Q and Dani Phillips for their vision of providing label class support to independent artists like Freedom Quartet.  I'm looking forward to what the future holds for Freedom Quartet as we move forward into the next phase of our work together."

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The Bowling Family Announces Debut Daywind Records Project

Hendersonville, TN (October 16th, 2015) – Daywind Records is pleased to announce the debut project from The Bowling Family.  The album, Moments Like These, released to retail October 16th and features 10 new songs from one of the favorite families in gospel music.

Moments Like These allows one to reminisce on days gone by with its timeless feel.  Comprised of Mike Bowling, his wife Kelly (Crabb) Bowling, and their daughter, Hope, The Bowling Family combine family harmony with deeply moving and lyrically rich songs written by songwriters such as Sue C. Smith, Tony Wood, Kenna West and Marcia Henry.  The first radio release from the project, "One Glorious Moment Of Faith" showcases Hope’s vocal abilities with a powerful lyric.

"We are very excited to release this recording with the Bowling Family.  They are one of the premier family groups in our industry.  Moments Like These delivers great gospel songs and features Hope Bowling debuting with her family." - Scott Godsey, Vice President at Daywind Records.

Moments Like These is available at Christian retail stores across the country 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, 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

Three Bridges

Three Bridges Featured Artist On The Gospel Greats Radio Program With Paul Heil

Nashville, Tennessee (August 18, 2015) Award winning Gospel Trio, Three Bridges, will be the featured Artist on the nationally syndicated radio program "Gospel Greats" with Paul Heil.  Featuring music from their highly touted CD Jesus Saves, fans will enjoy songs including their current hit "When God Does The Doin."

In addition to the songs played, Paul will discuss what's happening now with Three Bridges and what their plans are in the future.  One of the most profound interviewers in Gospel Music, you will not want miss as Three Bridges is spotlighted on this program.

Be sure to tune in this weekend.

The Gospel Greats can be heard on many syndicated stations throughout the country and in Canada.  It can also be heard on Sirius XM's Enlighten.

If you would like to interview Three Bridges contact AG Publicity at infoagpublicity.com.
You can learn more about Three Bridges at threebridgesgospel.com.
You can follow Three Bridges at www.facebook.com/3BridgesMusic or Twitter at www.twitter.com/3BridgesMusic.
Three Bridges is booked by the Beckie Simmon Agency at 615.595.7500 or www.bsaworld.com.

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.

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Hendersonville, TN (July 30th, 2015) – Amber Nelon Thompson is no stranger to music.  As a third generation singer, Amber has followed in her mother, Kelly Nelon Clark, and grandfather, Rex Nelon’s shoes as a gifted communicator of the gospel.  The Dove Award nominee has been a regular on the Gaither Homecoming stage and videos since childhood, and has recently stepped out as an incredibly talented soloist, while still traveling full-time with her family, The Nelons.

Amber Nelon Thompson’s new Daywind solo release, Just Sing, is no exception to the standard of excellence that is synonymous with the Nelon name.  The full-length follow up to 2014’s EP, Without Your Love, Just Sing is chock-full of light-heartedly fun melodies, relevant lyrics and powerhouse ballads.  Produced by Jason Clark and with guest appearances by Bill Gaither, Michael English, The Nelons and Joseph Habedank, the project spans across generations and genres, leaving everyone who hears it with a smile.

"Amber has a special gift and it shines through on every song of Just Sing," adds Scott Godsey, VP and A&R Director of Daywind Records.  "It’s more than just great singing, this is an exceptional collection of songs that will encourage the listener.  Amber has the ability to make a lyric come alive when she sings.  We are excited about the opportunities surrounding this project and what the future holds for Amber as an artist!"

Just Sing is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.

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

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JEFF & SHERI EASTER Find BIG Ways to Celebrate
SMALL TOWN

GRAMMY-nominated Group Takes Southern Gospel Music
and All-new Recording to the stageit Platform

Acclaimed Family Group Partners with Gaither Family Resources to Launch Singin’ in the Studio Series

NASHVILLE, Tenn - July 1st, 2015 - GRAMMY® nominees and multi-award-winning Jeff & Sheri Easter hit the ground running last week with the June 23rd release of their all-new recording, Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage (Spring Hill Music).

The new release climbed the iTunes sales chart on street date, hitting the Top 40 listing of Christian and Gospel music downloads; and the project landed at #11 on the Southern Gospel chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

"After working on a project, writing for it and planning for a couple of years, it's great to finally reach release day and get feedback from others; and the response to this recording has been great!" stated Jeff.

That enthusiasm continued as Jeff, Sheri and their daughter Morgan gathered around the piano in their home living room in their small town of Lincolnton, GA, on the night of June 22nd, to become the first southern gospel artists to debut a new recording on the stageit platform (www.stageit.com).  The family could not wait to share Small Town’s heartwarming messages and family harmonies and celebrate the past 30 years with friends around the world via this online, "unplugged" concert format.

"We never dreamed 30 years ago that we'd be sharing a concert with a few hundred friends from right here in our living room!" said Sheri.  "I'm grateful that new technology allows us to share the timeless messages in these songs in a new, effective way."

Fans who signed up were able to tune in with any online device from any location to enjoy a LIVE, interactive chat with the family along with 30 minutes of acoustic performances of songs from the acclaimed recording.  The group shared stories about how each song was written and ended with a 20-minute encore of requested songs.

The performed songs included their new radio single, "Jesus Loves You," already the #2 Top 10 New Release nationally.  The recorded version of the song represents Jeff and Sheri’s desire to continue to try new things, even after three decades, as it marks the first time in the group’s history that they have included a choir of vocals and added a full string section to one of their songs.

Jeff & Sheri then traveled from one small town to another to enjoy a special release celebration at Gaither Family Resources in Alexandria, IN, on Thursday, June 25th.  The event served as the official kick-off and launch event for a new, ongoing series at the store called "Singin' in the Studio".

In celebration of this anniversary release, Gloria Gaither joined the group on stage during the concert and read a very memorable prayer that she had prayed for Jeff & Sheri 22 years ago during the recording of the Homecoming Series’ Landmark video.  At that time the couple was expecting the birth of Morgan, so it was quite surreal for them to experience this prayer a second time in that same room, 22 years later, with Morgan now a part of the group.

For over two decades, Gaither Studios has been the premiere location for numerous Homecoming video tapings and artist recordings.  The team is now opening their doors to an up-close and personal live concert event series held in historic "Gaither Studio C."  Jeff and Sheri signed autographs during an in-store party before the evening concert where they showcased songs from Small Town as well as some of their most popular hits.

Small Town, Celebrating 30 Years of Music and Marriage, 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.  It captures the warm, country-influenced musical style the group is known for and covers faith and family topics that have been important to Jeff and Sheri since they started the group three decades ago.

Distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, the release is available at retail stores everywhere and also at online stores including iTunes and Amazon.  The new release is highlighted in the current issue of Homecoming Magazine, and the group’s family legacy is captured with the cover story of the June Singing News Magazine.

Jeff & Sheri were recently featured on SiriusXM’s "Daniel Britt & Friends," where they talked about the new recording on the one-hour gospel music radio show, alongside Gospel Music Hall of Famers Bill Gaither and Mark Lowry.  They also discussed the album at length with Paul Heil on "The Gospel Greats" nationally syndicated radio program.

For further information, visit www.jeffandsheriester.com or Twitter.com/@JSEaster or www.facebook.com/jeffandsherieaster.   Tickets to future "Singin’ in the Studio" events can be purchased by calling: 1-800-520-4664 or visiting www.gaither.com.

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ABOUT JEFF & SHERI EASTER:

Two-time GRAMMY® - nominated Jeff & Sheri Easter are Gospel music treasures, featured regularly on the Gaither HOMECOMING Video Series and international HOMECOMING tours, in addition to their own heavy schedule of appearances.  Jeff & Sheri are the recipients of six GMA DOVE Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Gospel 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.

Formed in 1988 following childhoods as part of their respective, nationally-known family groups—The Lewis Family and The Easter Brothers--the married couple is joined today on stage by their children—Madison and Morgan Easter—who round out the group.  The group is known for such hits as "Roses Will Bloom Again," "Praise His Name," "Thread of Hope," "Speak to the Mountain" and many others including "Born to Climb," which garnered a 2010 DOVE Award.  They were nominated for a 2011 GRAMMY® Award for their Expecting Good Things (Spring Hill Music) recording, which was recorded while Sheri endured a journey through and victory over breast cancer.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Celeste Winstead, Spring Hill Music Group, 615-383-5535, ext. 138
Aaron Crisler | Nelon PR  615-474-8673

Crabb Family

Crabb Family Legacy Available Digitally For First Time
July 1, 2015

The Crabb Family, one of the most celebrated family groups to ever grace a stage, has partnered with Syntax Creative to offer, for the first time, its entire catalog at digital service providers such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.   The Crabb Family’s legacy of musical excellence includes 15 No. 1 songs, multiple Grammy nominations, 11 GMA Dove Awards and numerous other awards and accolades reflecting the power of God’s word through music.

Previously, most of the celebrated family’s music was available only on CD’s and cassettes.  Some titles were available digitally.  However, this marks the first time the entire Crabb Family discography is being offered digitally.

"We are excited to work with Timothy and his team at Syntax.  It’s wonderful to be able to release this entire catalog of songs, some music that has been locked away in a vault or only available at our concerts," Jason Crabb said.  "So many times we get asked if we have a song that is no longer available because someone has lost a CD or cassette.  Now, they can rest assured that everything will be available at their favorite digital service provider."

"The Crabb Family has toured and recorded professionally for over two decades.  Many of the songs and projects that formed the foundation of their musical legacy have been unavailable in digital format until now," Timothy Trudeau, CEO of Syntax Creative, said.  "Today, we are excited to announce that we’re changing that."

Here’s a list of the titles available through this deal at your favorite digital service provider:

"There are many providers of digital distribution.  After careful due diligence by our team and through recommendations from labels who currently partner with Syntax, the choice was clear for us as a company," Philip Morris, manager of Jason Crabb, said, "We also love the fact that the staff of Syntax are professing Christians which makes us feel equally yoked in this partnership."

The Crabb Family has always infused a variety of styles and influences into their musical offerings.  This multiple Grammy-nominated and 11 time GMA Dove Award-winning family reached a worldwide audience through television and concert appearances.  What started from their small country church in rural Kentucky, to the bright lights of the big city at Carnegie Hall and everywhere in between, The Crabb Family has blazed a trail all its own, leaving a legacy of musical excellence and impacting countless lives throughout its career.  Jason Crabb’s Through the Fire Ministries, LLC, is the proprietor of The Crabb Family discography and is making the entire catalog available now in digital format.  To learn more, visit www.thecrabbfamily.com.

Syntax Creative is one of the top independent digital distributors, design firms and marketing agencies, representing more than 100 record labels.  Their impressive list of clientele includes Central South, Crossroads Label Group, Answers In Genesis, Pinecastle Records, Canon Press, Humble Beast, Collision Records among others.  To learn more, visit www.syntaxcreative.com.

Bowling Family Announces Annual Music Fest and Talent Search 2015

Bowling Family Announces Annual Music Fest & Talent Search

Spartanburg, SC (June 23, 2015) 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 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 (&qauot;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

The Bowling Family is booked exclusively by the Beckie Simmons Agency.  (615-595-7500)

About The Bowling Family

The Bowling Family is no strangers to the Christian music world having a long list of accomplishments during their vocal careers.  The Bowling Family combines talent, sincerity and experience to create a memorable concert experience.  Their goal for the evening is to usher in the presence of God and celebrate the Christian message.  They feel privileged and honored to enjoy the freedom to honor Christ with any and all of their abilities.

The group consists of Mike Bowling and his wife, Kelly, and their daughter Hope.  They bring you their stories and songs in a way that is reminiscent of days gone by.  To watch them perform reminds us of a time when "all night singings" were the norm, and folks lined up early to visit with the singers and musicians.  As in most things, musical styles come full circle.  What is old is new, and what is new is old!!  Musically, Mike, Kelly, and Hope make us realize this.  Somehow they have created a sound that is as refreshing as the sounds of the early 70s.  Mike has often been referred to as the vocal stylist of the day; however, the completion is so obvious with Kelly and Hope by his side.  History will note that they have been true to the excellence of their ability without diminishing or distancing the listener. Refreshing!!!

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Jeff & Sheri Easter  "Small Town" cd release and concert

June 11, 2015 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – celebrating 30 years of music and marriage – are set to release their brand new project, Small Town, during a special CD release celebration held at Gaither Family Resources in Alexandria, IN on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

This event will also serve as the official kick-off and launch event for a brand new series at GFR called "Singin' in the Studio."

Jeff & Sheri Easter will release and sign autographs during a special release party at GFR from 1 -2 PM on June 25, 2015 before the evening concert.

The talented, critically acclaimed group will debut songs from their upcoming release, Small Town, as well as familiar favorites.

"Jeff and I both are from small towns and believe that small towns grow deep roots," said Sheri Easter.  "What better place to premiere our brand new project, Small Town, than the beautiful small town of Alexandria, IN.  Being with our friends at Gaither Family Resources will be extra special and we can’t wait!"

For over four decades, Gaither Studios has been the premiere location for numerous Homecoming video tapings and artist recordings.  Now, for the first time, they are opening their doors for an up-close and personal live concert event series held in historic "Gaither Studio C."

As Bill Gaither puts it best, "There is nothing like hearing a group up-close and personal.  This Singin’ in the Studio series is an experience unlike anything we can achieve in a large arena.  Jeff & Sheri Easter are the perfect artists to kick off the series.  Their warm sense of humor and their wonderful music will make this intimate evening very, very special."

Tickets can be purchased by calling: 1-800-520-4664 or at www.gaither.com
Direct link to tickets: www.gaither.com/tour/gaither-hometown-events

More information:
  Jeff & Sheri Easter – Singin’ In The Studio – June 25, 2015
  VIP Tickets: $55
  Include: Dinner (6:00 PM)
  Front Section Seating at Concert (7:30 PM)
  Concert Tickets: $35
  General Admission to Concert (7:30 PM)

MEDIA CONTACT:  Aaron Crisler | Nelon PR | 615-474-8673

Michael English

Michael English Signs Extensive Publicity Agreement With AG Publicity

Nashville, Tenn (June 5, 2015) AG Publicity is pleased to announce they have come to a publicity agreement with Grammy Award Winner and 13 Time Dove Award Winner recording artist Michael English.

As a Christian music artist, Michael English has sold a tremendous amount of recordings, had an array of number one hits on the radio charts, as well as winning nearly every Dove Award known to man, including "Artist of the Year" and "Best Male Vocalist" during the course of his career.

Deon Unthank, President of AG Publicity stated "I have admired Michael's singing since I first heard him sing 'I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy' at a concert in St. Louis, MO when he was with the Singing Americans.  Michael English has long been one of the premiere male vocalists in Gospel music.  Pam and I are honored to have the opportunity to work with him in such an important part of his ministry.  We look forward to telling the world about his future accomplishments and new music."

Michael commented "I am excited to team up with AG Publicity.  I have known Deon Unthank and his family for many years.  They are some of the hardest working people in Gospel Music.  Deon and his wife Pamela labor tirelessly for their clients recognition.  I am looking forward to working together with them."

You can learn more about Michael English at www.michaelenglishmusic.com or
by going to www.facebook.com/michaelenglishmusic/timeline.
You can contact Michael on Twitter at www.twitter.com/menglish001.
To book Michael contact Beckie at the Beckie Simmons Agency www.bsaworld.com or 615-595-7500.
If you would like an interview with Michael English contact AG Publicity www.agpublicity.com or 615-545-5315.

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.

This move gave Michael more time to dedicate to his solo tour, sharing his testimony, recording and producing.

Michael's personal journey is one that encourages people in their Christian walk and inspires many as they find their way home.

Tim Lovelace Special Guest RFD-TV's Music City Show 2015

Tune-in For RFD-TV's Music City Show
Special Guest Tim Lovelace

Nashville, Tenn (June 3, 2015) Season four of The Music City Show is off to a spectacular start!  You won't want to miss the second episode of this season, featuring none other than the zany host of the show, Tim Lovelace.

Tim states, "I absolutely love hosting The Music City Show, and I had a great time on this episode doing some brand new comedy songs with the phenomenal Blue Jean Band.  I appreciate producer Scott Godsey giving me the liberty to be my crazy self."

Joining Tim Lovelace will be Show regular The Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon.

Tune in this Thursday night at 8/7 PM Central on RFD-TV!

Three Bridges Weathers Texas Storms

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Three Bridges Weathers Texas Storms

Nashville, Tenn (June 2, 2015) Award winning Gospel trio Three Bridges made a trek to Houston, Texas for a special holiday concert.  It rained the whole week before and the area was already pretty saturated from those rains.

Scheduled to perform outside on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day, everyone including the promoter was praying for good weather to get the celebration finished in time before the next batch of storms moved in. By God's grace, the outside tent was set up, Three Bridges managed to get their sound system in place, and a 40 piece orchestra was assembled and in place by the opening note at 11:00 AM when the festivities started.

Group manager and Baritone singer, Elliot McCoy stated, "It was a wonderful program and the promoter said it was a record attendance with around 800 or more.  We performed with a full orchestra and the host group, The Dignity Quartet.  The quest speaker was Astronaut Captain Barry E. Wilmore."

Still in God's favor they finished and got packed and ready to leave Houston the rain started and as you have seen on the news the City was flooded.

Lead singer Shannon Smith commented, "We were quite impressed with Captain Wilmore.  He is a celebrated Navy Test Pilot, Astronaut and a committed Christian.  His words were inspiring and his message was appreciated by all in attendance."

If you would like to interview Three Bridges contact AG Publicity at infoagpublicity.com.
You can learn more about Three Bridges at threebridgesgospel.com.
You can follow Three Bridges at www.facebook.com/3BridgesMusic or Twitter at www.twitter.com/3BridgesMusic.
Three Bridges is booked by the Beckie Simmon Agency at 615.595.7500 or www.bsaworld.com.

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.

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

SGMG Harmony Honors April 21, 2015

SGMG TO PRESENT 2015 HARMONY HONORS

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APRIL 21 AT TBN'S TRINITY MUSIC CITY

Music & Legacy of Dottie Rambo and Rusty Goodman honored by Acclaimed Artists

Michael English to Host Celebration featuring Goodman Revival, Rambo McGuire, Joseph Habedank, Nelons, Bowlings, Isaacs, Perrys, Jim Brady Trio, Blackwood Brothers, Mark Trammell Quartet and many more

NASHVILLE (April 13, 2015) — The Southern Gospel Music Guild is making final preparations to honor two of the industry's most iconic figures - Dottie Rambo and Rusty Goodman - during the 2015 SGMG Harmony Honors.  The annual event will be held at the Trinity Broadcasting Network's famed Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN pm on April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM CT.

Michael English will host the evening as the songs and legacy of Goodman and Rambo are honored throughout the evening by the best and brightest in Southern Gospel.

Among the musical guests for this year's Harmony Honors will be Goodman Revival, the Nelons, Rambo McGuire, Joseph Habedank, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, the Bowlings, the Jim Brady Trio, the LeFevre Quartet, the Perrys, the Browders, Three Bridges, Freedom Quartet, the Isaacs, the Old Paths Quartet, the Mark Trammell Quartet, Gold City, and Tribute Quartet.

TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch commented, "We're privileged once again to host the Harmony Honors.  It is a thrill to honor the legacy of Dottie Rambo and Rusty Goodman.  The inspiring messages and rich harmonies of Southern Gospel music has blessed generations of TBN viewers and we are excited to welcome the SGMG to Trinity Music City and TBN once again."

Admission to the live TBN taping of the Harmony Honors on April 21, 2015 at Trinity Music City is free to the public, with 1,200 seats available.  Doors open at 6 p.m. (Central Time) and the program begins at 7 p.m.

About the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks

With 28 networks and growing worldwide, the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks is the world's largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family-friendly movies, children's programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 85 satellite channels and 20,000 television and cable affiliates.  In addition, TBN's most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 31,000 hours of entertaining and inspiring On-Demand programming is accessible via TBN's innovative online network, iTBN.org.  To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org.

About the Southern Gospel Music Guild
The Southern Gospel Music Guild is a fraternity of industry professionals who combine their resources and work together for the expansion of the Southern Gospel Music industry.  The overall mission of the organization is to create a cooperative environment that will encourage excellence, education, awareness, and growth while preserving the essence of Southern Gospel Music.

Bowling Family

BOWLING FAMILY ADDS LIVE BAND

Nashville, TN ~ Mike and Kelly Bowling are excited to announce the addition of a live band to their road dates.  This news comes as the group is poised to announce their 5th #1 song as "The Bowling Family" and their 28th career #1, collectively.  "I Know Enough" is the #1 song for December on multiple charts, including The Singing News.

Mike tells us, "Kelly and I have been blessed to have had radio support for many years.  Without radio, the seats would be empty and the bus would be idle.  Our friends at radio have been faithful and we owe them any and all accolades for this song.  Marcia (Henry) and Belinda (Smith) wrote this song when we were recovering form the bus accident.  It is extra special to Kelly and I."

Kelly says, "The seasons change, but great songs remain a constant.  We are thankful for writers that still write our style and understand what we want to say.  We are also abundantly happy this week with our new band members.  In Hendersonville, TN there is an excitement in the air!!!  In my opinion, we are on the brink of a "youth" resurgence in Southern Gospel Music, like the early Crabb Family days!!!  I am excited, and so are my girls!!"

Mike explains, "We have wanted to be that "live" group that was reminiscent of our musical backgrounds and heritage.  Kelly and I both grew up in musical families and traveled with live bands until a few years ago.  It's rare to find people that blend so well musically and personally, so we feel very blessed today!  I am thrilled to announce that my nephew, Blake Bowling, and Logan Rodgers will be on stage with us beginning this weekend!  We feel this is the new face of our family!"

It appears the Bowling Family will be one of the youngest, if not THE youngest groups on the road, with Hope age 14, Logan age 21, Blake age 21, and a very youthful Kelly and Mike, along with John Jeffrey on piano.  Additionally, Katelanne (11) and Gracie (8) are featured nightly and make the future of this family very bright.

Hope adds, "I am pumped about traveling with my cousin, Blake, and can't wait for everyone to hear his talent.  There's something so cool about traveling with family!"  Kelly confirms, "Nothing could make us happier to announce!  I believe in family and I believe in togetherness, especially in Ministry!  The addition of Blake and Logan makes me especially happy, just to know that we are giving them their first glance at family road ministry.  It seems like yesterday I was getting on a bus for the first time...with my family, with no real clue where that road would take me.  These boys are both amazing Christians with amazing talents and that's a combination that works!  To say we are excited would be such an understatement, but I will say it anyway!  WE ARE EXCITED!"

Hope adds, "Come out and see us.  You will love these these guys!"

Blake is the son of Jeff and Kim Bowling from Knoxville, Tennessee.  Logan is the son of David and Denise Rodgers from Forrest City, Arkansas.

The Bowling Family is exclusively represented by The Beckie Simmons Agency, and are awaiting their first Daywind recording, due to release in early 2015.

Booking:  The Beckie Simmons Agency 615-595-7500 www.bsaworld.com

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Crabb Family  Platinum Reunion Tour  2015

Nashville, TN (August 5, 2014) – In 1994, The Crabb Family began a journey that took them to amazing heights in the Christian music world.  From their small country church platform in Beaver Dam, KY this family group blazed a trail and set a standard for music that is still unparalleled today.  It's hard to believe, but that was twenty years ago - the group was founded in 1994.

Today, the group is excited to announce The Crabb Family Platinum Reunion Tour in celebration of their 20th anniversary.  Presented and produced by Global Promotions, the tour begins early January and will run through mid-February with a total of eight tour dates.  Complementing the evening will be special guest Mike Bowling.  With each member's very busy schedule, this may be the only chance to see the entire family together in 2015 - this is a night you don't want to miss!  Aaron, Adam, Jason, Kelly and Terah made the exciting announcement this morning in Nashville, TN via the Solid Gospel Radio Network during a special "Crabb Take Over" during the 9 - 10 AM CST hour.

With sixteen number one songs, eleven GMA Dove Awards, numerous Singing News Fan Awards and three Grammy award nominations to their credit, the evening with The Crabb Family will feature music from across their illustrious career highlighting each member's amazing talent.  Audiences will enjoy a wonderful night of music, worship and fun!

The Crabb Family 20th Anniversary Platinum Reunion Tour Dates:
01/09/15 - Tyler, TX - Rose Heights Church
01/10/15 - Memphis, TN - First Assembly of God
01/16/15 - Pace, FL - Pace Assembly Ministries
01/17/15 - Lake Charles, LA - Christian World Ministries
01/30/15 - Birmingham, AL - Metro Church of God
01/31/15 - (Atlanta) Powder Springs, GA - Trinity Chapel
02/13/15 - Lynchburg, VA - Tree of Life Ministries
02/14/15 - Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg Expo Center

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available at $38.00 for each night which includes artist circle seating, a private meet & greet with the entire family and a special commemorative family photo.  General admission tickets will be $20.00.  One guitar autographed by the entire family will be given away at each concert.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at www.GlobalPromo.org or by calling 1-855-399-1899.

Jeff Stice

Jeff Stice Signs Agreement With AG Publicity

Nashville, TN (August 26, 2014) Phenomenal keyboard artist Jeff Stice has launched his solo career and is making great strides in becoming the premier instrumentalist in Gospel music.  Having played with such groups as the Nelons, Triumphant Quartet, the Kingdom Heirs and Perfect Heart the name "Jeff Stice" already brings respect and attention.

Deon Unthank, President of AG Publicity said "I have known Jeff personally for a lot of years and he has proven himself to not only be an outstanding musician, but absolutely one of the nicest guys in the whole music industry.  We are proud to add Jeff to the other great artists represented by AG Publicity."

Also commenting, Jeff stated "One of the first things I knew that I would need when I started on my own was someone who was already good at putting out publicity.  I wanted the best, so I immediately went to the Unthanks with AG Publicity."

Jeff appeared at the 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Fan Festival and received a warm welcome with several standing ovations from the crowd.  He has already been busy booking other events including Christmas gatherings as well as other special occasions.  Jeff has the ability to tailor his artistry to meet any occasion in a Church or other venue.

Producing projects in the studio is another talent that Jeff Stice has been utilizing before and since entering into a solo ministry.  He recently won an AGM Ovation Award for producing Triumphant Quartet's last project "Awesome God".

Besides publicity, Jeff also needed a booking agent and found another old friend in Beckie Simmons Bates of the Beckie Simmons Agency.  BSA is now booking Jeff at churches, concerts, fairs and any other event where great piano music and ministry is wanted.

You can learn more about Jeff Stice at http://www.jeffsticemusic.com or https://www.facebook.com/jeffsticemusic at https://twitter.com/JeffsBleedinBlu.

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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 for the album "Love Came Calling", which he co-produced with Wayne Haun.  He produced and arranged the album "Songs From The Heart" which was voted THE FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR in 2012 for The Singing News Fan Awards.  He also received THE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD by The Singing News Fan Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Wilburn & Wilburn

Wilburn and Wilburn Receive Two Dove Nominations

Nashville, TN (August 18, 2014) Award winning Gospel duo Wilburn and Wilburn received two Dove Award nominations at the GMA Press Conference held in Nashville at Lipscomb University on August 13. Nominated in two different categories, Bluegrass Song of the Year and Country Album of the Year, this only adds to their accomplishments including their Dove Nomination for their Album 'Family Ties' last year.

In the Bluegrass Song of the Year category "If These Old Walls Could Talk?" which was penned by Dianne Wilkerson and Jerry Salley and has had a lot of radio success.  In the Country Album category 'Here Comes Sunday' garnered the nomination and was produced by Ben Isaacs.

Jonathan Wilburn stated "We are so honored to be nominated for two Dove Awards.  We want to say how thankful we are for the help of those who have believed in us, namely Ed Leonard and Daywind Records, Scott Godsey and Ben Isaacs who brings his creative genius to our recordings.  We also want to thank songwriters Jerry Salley and Dianne Wilkerson without whose inspiration for the song we would not have been nominated.  Mostly Jordan and I are grateful to God for all the blessings He has continued to put upon us.  We plan to just keep putting out good music and hope the fans continue to enjoy it."

Daywind President Ed Leonard commented "Wilburn and Wilburn getting this type of recognition so early in their career is a testament to their great talent and heartfelt performances."

You can learn more about Wilburn and Wilburn at http://www.wilburn2.com or https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn or Twitter at https://twitter.com/wilburn1967.

If you want to book Wilburn and Wilburn contact the Beckie Simmons Agency at beckie@bsaworld.com or call (615) 595-7500

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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.

Lefevre Quartet

Mike LeFevre of The LeFevre Quartet is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of August 17, 2014.  Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is The Coffmans, and Jean reviews a new recording by High Road III.  An article about Steve Hess is the subject of this week's Singing News Notes.  The show includes a new music video by Red Roots, exclusive video of The LeFevre Quartet, recorded by Gospel Music Today's cameras at the AbsolutelyGospel.com Music Fest, in Smyrna, TN, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of Gold City, at First Assembly of God, in Owasso, OK.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM.  Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR.

The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.

Three Bridges 'Jesus Saves' Cd Cover

Three Bridges Releases New Album 'Jesus Saves'

Nashville, TN (August 8, 2014) Phenomenal Award winning Gospel trio Three Bridges is proud to present their latest album entitled, "Jesus Saves".  This is Three Bridges 4th project with the Mansion Entertainment label.

The title song, penned by Glenn Bates and Glenn Ashworth is another surefire hit for Three Bridges.  The song takes us down that back road where the local mission is and let's us see how God can change the life of even one downcast and seeking help in the mission.  Great message – great song.  "Jesus Save, Never Fades"” be listening for this tune on radio.

Another huge cut from this project is "Unknown Soldier".  Three Bridges is already scheduled to perform this song at several veterans events.

In an unprecedented move for Three Bridges this new CD is being distributed by Sony Music Entertainment’s RED – an Artist Development Company.  Scheduled to be released late summer 2014.  you can Pre-Order your copy of "Jesus Saves" today.

Pre-Order the CD.

In addition to the new CD Three Bridges also has a brand new witness wear T-shirt to go along with the new project.  To preorder the CD and T-shirt go to (Presale Special w/T-Shirt).

You can hear a preview of all 10 songs from "Jesus Saves" at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb9aaMNkVH0.

In addition to the new CD, Three Bridges has been busy singing background vocals on the new T. Graham Brown project.  The name of the song is "Midnight Rainbow".  The guys did background vocals and were also featured on a verse.  Also guesting on the T. Graham Brown project are Leon Russell, the Oak Ridge Boys, Vince Gill, the Booth Brothers and Jason Crabb.  It's going to be an incredible project we were so honored to be invited to be part of the CD.

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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.

Wilburn & Wilburn Record New Concept Video

Wilburn And Wilburn Record New Concept Video

Nashville, TN (August 4, 2014) Award winning Gospel duet Wilburn and Wilburn have been in Nashville, TN lately recording a brand new concept video.  The featured song for this video "Help Me" is from their latest recording "Here Comes Sunday".

Being one of the most innovative groups in Gospel music this Father and Son duo, along with Daywind Records, have slated the video for release at NQC 2014 . Unlike the huge Country hit "Help Me" by the Larry Gatlin, this cut of the same title, isn't asking God to "help me", but rather asking God to "help me help someone else".

Scott Godsey of Daywind Records said "The message of this song is perfect for ministering as a concept video.  Adding to the message, the location high atop the L&C Building in Nashville this video is set to touch the heart of everyone who sees it."

Jordan Wilburn stated "This was one of the greatest experiences of my young music career!  DAD asked me if I was scared of heights on our way to the video location.  I had no idea what he had up his sleeve".

Jonathan Wilburn continued saying "As far as I can remember when traveling through Nashville, we would see the big L&C building.  I never knew I would be that close to it."

The song "Help me Help Someone" written by prolific song writer Jimmy Yeary, along with Cletus T. Judd and Gary LeVox, has already had an impact in Wilburn and Wilburn services and concerts.  "Help Me" is really a prayer asking God to help us have the strength and desire to help those that are in need.

"In need of Jesus, Love, Compassion and Mercy.  We are the vehicle of these things."  Jonathan states, "We hope this video will help us encourage and promote helping those that need Gods love to be real in their lives."

The L&C Office Building Complex consists of a 31-story office Tower and an adjoining 9-story Annex building.  The Tower was constructed in 1957 as the headquarters for Life & Casualty Insurance Company.  It was the tallest structure in Nashville and the South for decades.  The Tower quickly became a Nashville landmark with its height and distinctive neon logo.  The Annex was built in 1925 as the original headquarters for Life & Casualty.

For more information about Wilburn and Wilburn you can go to http://www.wilburn2.com or https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn.

To book Wilburn and Wilburn for your church or concert contact the Beckie Simmons Agency at beckie@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.

Bowling Family signs with Daywind Records

Bowling Family signs with Daywind Records

(Hendersonville, TN – July 30, 2014) Daywind Records is pleased to announce the addition of the Bowling Family to its award-winning roster of artists.

The Bowling Family is a mixed group that consists of Mike and Kelly Bowling, their 14-year-old daughter Hope, vocalist Troy Peach and pianist John Jeffrey.

"Kelly and I are really thrilled to be a part of the Daywind family once again," says group manager and lead singer Mike Bowling.  "I don’t believe any record company has ever had more of an impact on Southern Gospel Music.  We are truly excited to be part of this team, and we have such love and respect for all of Daywind’s artists.  We can’t wait to see what the future holds."

Mike Bowling previously sang with the Lefevres, Hinsons and Perrys before embarking on an award-winning solo career, while Kelly Bowling helped her ever-popular family, the Crabb Family, win three GRAMMY Awards and 11 Dove Awards during its period of existence.  Peach has been a part of various ministries – including the Wilburns, the Steeles and the Perrys – while Jeffrey was previously with the Greenes.

Mike Bowling left his successful solo career to form what was then called the Mike Bowling Group in 2005, and Kelly Bowling joined the group in 2006. Since that time, the group has produced four No. 1 songs – "We Have a Savior," "Your Cries Have Awoken the Master," "A Miracle Today" and "Notified."

"The Bowling Family is no stranger to the fans of Southern Gospel Music, and we are thrilled to have them as part of our family here at Daywind," explains Daywind president Ed Leonard.  "For a number of years, fans have shown their love for Mike’s distinctive voice, and Kelly was part of a family that helped broaden horizons in this genre.  The group has burst on to the scene, and we are looking forward to seeing all of the doors that will undoubtedly open as the excitement continues to grow."

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Brian Free and Assurance, Greater Vision, Karen Peck and New River, Legacy Five and the Nelons.  Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Select-O-Hits, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes.  For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Amanda Martin at publicity@daywind.com.

For more information on the Bowling Family, visit www.bowlingsonline.com.

Gold City Releases Highly Anticipated Hymn Treasury
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Chip Pullen, Robert Fulton, Danny Riley (Gold City members), Gordon Mote (Co-producer), Ken Harding (New Haven Records, President) and Pete Greene (studio engineer) in the studio.

For Immediate Release
Gold City Releases Highly Anticipated Hymn Treasury
Hymn Revival Debuts Early Fall

Franklin, TN- June 24, 2014- New Haven Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Hymn Revival, Gold City’s first new hymn project since their immensely popular 1999 release, "Amazing Grace: A Hymn Collection."

Hymn Revival follows Somebody’s Coming, Gold City’s best-selling and highest charting album in years; and contains beloved hymns along with two new classics, "In Christ Alone" and "The Power of the Cross," which are poised to pass the test of time.  The record also contains older, more traditional hymns such as "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and "I Need Thee Every Hour."

Co-produced by label-mate and Academy of Country Music Award-winning musician Gordon Mote, Hymn Revival is exactly that:  a treasury of classic and current hymns refreshed and re-envisioned by the matchless voices of America’s premiere quartet, Gold City.

Mote reflects, "I'm from Gadsden, Alabama, Gold City’s home town.  I grew up admiring them and now I have the incredible honor of co-producing them.  You can really feel their energy and personality coming through as they sing these classic songs of the church."

"I am excited about this project because many of the hymns that I grew up singing have all but disappeared," says Danny Riley, Gold City’s lead singer.  "I love a lot of the new songs, but the old songs of the church have ministered to me through the years and have a special place in my heart.  We have also included some modern hymns that I know will become standards in the church."

Ken Harding, President of New Haven Records concludes, "Matching these timeless hymns with the award-winning vocals of Gold City created an album for the ages.  We can’t wait for the world to hear these hymns in a fresh, revived way."

Hymn Revival releases on New Haven Records early this fall and will be available wherever great gospel music is sold and on iTunes.

About Gold City Quartet:
Gold City is one of America’s premiere gospel vocal groups. Haling from Gadsden, AL, the legendary group has won more than 60 Singing News Fan Awards, recorded over 40 projects, been touring for more than 33 years, and won multiple Dove Awards.  For additional information, go to www.goldcityqt.com.

The Nelons Enter New Season With HYMNS: The A Cappella Sessions

The Nelons Enter New Season With "HYMNS: The A Cappella Sessions"

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Multi-Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY© Award-nominated The Nelons, one of Gospel music’s best-loved and most enduring families, return with Hymns: The A Cappella Sessions, releasing June 24 on the Daywind Records label.  Produced and arranged by Lari Goss, with four selections produced and arranged by Goss and Jason Clark, Hymns reimagines timeless songs of the Church, placing the distinctive vocals of Kelly Nelon Clark, Jason Clark, Amber Nelon Thompson and Autumn Nelon Clark at the forefront.

Bringing together 15 of The Nelons’ favorite hymns, choruses and spiritual songs, including three medleys, Hymns features "There Is A Fountain"; "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "Tis So Sweet," along with medleys "Sweet Hour of Prayer/If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again/Pray" and "Pass Me Not/Just As I Am/Amen."  The collection leads off with a stirring rendition of "The Hallelujah Chorus."

"We couldn’t be prouder of Hymns: The A Cappella Sessions," said Kelly Nelon Clark.  "It was so fun for us as a family to rediscover many of the songs that both Jason and I, and our children, have been impacted by through the years.  We wanted the project to reflect the diversity of the music we’ve loved within the Church, from "The Hallelujah Chorus" to the spiritual tones of "There Is A Fountain," to the fun harmonies of "Do Unto Others."  We hope this will be a collection that families can enjoy together for many years to come."

During their legendary tenure as one of Gospel music’s leading families, The Nelons have garnered six GMA Dove Awards; three GRAMMY© Award nominations; 14 Singing News Fan Awards; a Silver Angel Award; a New York Film Festival Award for the history-making short form video "Famine In Their Land"; and a People's Choice Silver Telly Award for the concept video "Excuse Me, Are You Jesus?"  The group has recorded more than 35 albums, and has amassed more than 20 Top 5 Southern Gospel radio singles, including such classics as "We Shall Wear A Robe and Crown," "Come Morning," "O For A Thousand Tongues" and "Thanks."  They have frequently been featured on the best-selling Gaither Homecoming recordings and videos, and have performed on The Grand Ole Opry, among other historic venues.

The Nelons continue the rich tradition initiated by family patriarch Rex Nelon, who joined Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees The LeFevres in 1957.  The group eventually became known as The Rex Nelon Singers before changing their name to The Nelons in 1982.  Through the decades, The Nelons’ polished harmonies and performances, and their anthology of timeless songs, have helped to expand the audience for Gospel music around the world.

For further information:  thenelons.com, turningpointpr.com, or The Judy Nelon Group (aaronnelonpr.com). Follow The Nelons on Twitter @thenelons.

Wilburn & Wilburn

Wilburn & Wilburn Participate In Benefit Concert For Tornado Victims

GADSDEN, AL (June 4, 2014) Father and son Gospel duo Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn spoke life into Mississippi’s tornado victims in a Gospel music concert on Saturday, May 31st.  Several Gospel musicians came together and gave back to the community by offering their condolences through song.

Severe damage was witnessed in late April to parts of Northeastern Mississippi.  By way of extreme storms, tornadoes wreaked havoc and caused death and destruction.  Heartbreak and grief blanketed the area like a dark cloud.

Gospel music is known for it’s ability to warm the souls of many.  Through its touching lyrics and inspiring melodies, Gospel music can heal.  Gospel musicians wanted to bring light to Tupelo, MS and surrounding areas by putting on a benefit concert as a memorial and fundraiser, reaching out to tornado victims and their families.  Wilburn & Wilburn were one of the musicians highlighted at the concert.

"We wanted to bring light to the victims and families and all of those who were affected by the recent tragic events.  Our hope was that people would come and listen to music and be blessed," Jordan Wilburn said.

This isn’t the first time that Wilburn & Wilburn has brought aid to tornado victims through their talents.  In 2011, when tornadoes devastated the state of Alabama, their home state, Wilburn & Wilburn used their gift of music to help bring healing and peace to a grief-stricken community.

The Nelons

Amber Nelon Thompson Receives Favorite Female Singer Award From AGM

Atlanta, GA (May 21,2014) Phenomenal young talent Amber Nelon Thompson of the Nelons has won her first award and it is a big one.  On April 15th at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards held in Smyrna, TN, Amber won the coveted Favorite Female Singer Award.

Born into a singing family, it seemed Amber's fate to join her family group, but her success was not guaranteed.  Through hard work and a great dream she has lived up to the Nelon name of giving the genre great singers.  At the Award Celebration Amber brought the crowd to their feet with her feature on the Nelons rendition of "More Than Wonderful".

Deon Unthank, President of AGM said "I believe the screams when Amber won this award were the loudest of the evening.  The crowd certainly approved of her choice as Favorite Female Singer.  This was the first award that has ever acknowledged her talent and I believe there will be many more to follow."

Amber was clearly moved by her accomplishment and dedicated the award to her late Grandfather, Rex Nelon, the gifted Bass singer for whom the group was named.  At this point both Amber and her Mother, Kelly Nelon Clark who was co-hosting for the evening, were both shedding tears and the crowd bursting in thunderous applause.

Amy Unthank, VP of AGM stated "With so many people talking about the demographic of Southern Gospel Music it is wonderful to see young people like Amber being recognized for their talent and the fans accepting them as the great artist they are.  Amber is truly one of those artists.  Congratulations to Amber."

Amber is in the process of recording a brand new solo project with Daywind Records, so be watching for it.

You can learn more about Amber and the Nelons at http://kellynelon.com or https://www.facebook.com/amber.n.thompson
The Nelons are book through the Beckie Simmons Agency www.bsaworld.com
Amber and the Nelons record with Daywind Records

About The Nelons
For (original group member) Kelly Nelon Clark, singing alongside her husband (song-writer and group arranger) Jason Clark, and daughter (vocal power-house), Amber Nelon Thompson this is a full-circle moment as she reflects on the countless nights she shared the stage with her Hall of Fame Father, Rex Nelon.  Today, the Nelons’ take all the elements you’ve come to expect from the group—unparalleled vocal excellence, a sound built on the interplay between a soaring soprano and Kelly’s emotional smooth alto with an intertwining tenor, and add impeccable tight family harmony with an uncanny gift of communicating God’s love and you have a worship experience that you’ll not soon forget!

Gold City

Gold City To Perform In Brazil In 2015

Gold City is going to South America!  Plans are finalized and confirmed for the award-winning quartet to take their music to Brazil on May 29-31, 2015.

During their three-day stay in Brazil, Gold City will be perform at the "13th Reunion Quartets Brasilia-Brazil" at the Convention Center in Brasilia-DF on May 29 and 30, 2015 as special guests for Brasilia's Quartet Convention.  On May 31, 2015 they will be in concert at Assembleia de Deus Rio Verde Church.  The host quartet for Gold City's Brazilian trip is The Gilead Quartet, or Quarteto Gileade as they are known in their homeland.

Gospel music is very much alive and well in Brazil, as demonstrated by the many requests Gold City has had to perform there and the consistent efforts to work out the details to make this tour a reality.  BSA, booking agent for Gold City, has worked closely with the host quartet and church to bring Gold City to Brasilia's quartet convention that will also feature the Brazilian quartets Kings Heralds Brazil and The Gilead Quartet.  Host group member, Jabes Rosa, has shared with Chuck Howe, road manager for Gold City, that the news of Gold City's upcoming appearance has already generated quite a response, including calls from fans in Chile and Argentina who are already making plans to attend Gold City's first ever appearance in Brazil.

Wilburn and Wilburn

Wilburn and Wilburn Takes On New Meaning

Gadsden, AL (May 9, 2014) In a world where words often have double meaning, kind of like a Bass singer and catching a Bass on a fishing line Wilburn and Wilburn has also taken on new meaning.  For the past few years Wilburn and Wilburn has meant father and son singing together.  It seems now it means cousins playing together.

Jonathan Wilburn the father half of Wilburn and Wilburn joyously stated "It's double trouble in the Wilburn household.  It's all because there are two brand new Wilburn and Wilburn fans.  Marley Lynn Wilburn and Julia Elaine Vines have finally made their grand entrance into the world.  I never knew that having grandbabies could put such a big smile on my face."

Marley is a St. Patrick's Day baby.  She was born on March 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.  Marley is the daughter of Jordan and Lauren Wilburn.  According to her dad, she came out showcasing a strong set of lungs.  Marley weighed 7 lbs 7 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long with a head full of dark hair.  Marley is named after her maternal grandmother, Lynn.

Julia Elaine Vines made her a debut appearance just a few days before Mother's Day.  There's no greater gift than that.  Julia was born May 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.  Julia is the daughter of Dexter Vines and Jessica Wilburn Vines.  She weighed 6 lbs 15 oz and was 20 inches long with beautiful blonde hair.  Julia is named after her maternal great grandmother, Elaine Wilburn, who is a staple name in Southern Gospel Music.

With these two baby girls being born just 7 1/2 weeks apart, it is no doubt that a forever friendship is in their future.  Will these two make a new addition to Wilburn or Wilburn, or part two of the dynamic duo?  I guess we all need to stay tuned.

To learn more about Wilburn and Wilburn, the singers, go to -
http://www.wilburn2.com or https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn
To book Wilburn and Wilburn contact the Beckie Simmons Agency at http://bsaworld.com ****

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.

Bowling Family

Kelly Bowling To Debut In Christian Family Movie

Nashville, TN (February 28. 2014) Kelly Bowling has been chosen to play the part of ‘Nurse Kathy’ in a feature film titled ‘Virtuous’.  The filming took place in the Atlanta, Georgia area in January of this year.  The official website of ‘Virtuous’ states that the film is "a faith-based film created to ignite women to live with non-negotiable convictions.  Convictions of faith, beauty, family and integrity."  Kelly Bowling stated "I am so excited for everyone to see this movie.  The message it contains is inspiring and the story is moving.  I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a Christian movie with a positive message."

According to the movie’s website, ‘Virtuous’ interweaves the stories of several different women involved and impacted in and through the trial of Simone Burner, a young college-aged Christian woman.  The individual story of each woman examines the different challenges Christian women face in today’s culture, from Si herself, her mother, the lead detectives and police officers, judges, the prosecution and defense lawyers, new reporters, and hospital staff.

Nurse Kathy, Kelly Bowling’s character is described on the movie website as "a nurse whose abusive and adoptive past destroyed her self-image and her ability to connect with anyone, except for one lady, an elderly patient with a secretive past."

Virtuous is to release on Mother’s Day and is available in a format for a Church viewing and for Women’s Conferences.  This is just a VIRTUOUS Sneak Peek:  https://vimeo.com/86566791.

To learn more about Kelly Bowling and the Bowlings go to http://www.bowlingsonline.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bowling-Family or https://www.facebook.com/kelly.bowling.

To book the Bowling Family for concert or Kelly for Women's Seminars contact the Beckie Simmons Agency at http://www.bsaworld.com.

For more information on the movie 'Virtuous' go to http://www.virtuousfilm.com.

Crabb Family Celebration

ONE MORE TIME!  CRABB FAMILY REUNITES FOR FINAL 2014 REUNION APPEARANCE

(Spartanburg, SC) – The Crabb Family - Jason, Adam, Aaron, Kelly & Terah - will reunite for their final Crabb Family Reunion 2014 tour date on March 8, 2014 in Spartanburg, SC at the Spartanburg Expo & Convention Center.  The entire family is excited to be able to get together once again and sing all of the great songs that audiences around the globe have grown to love over the years.  They are also looking forward to seeing and talking to all of their many friends.  Paul Pitts of Global Promotions said "As much as the Crabb Family loves to come together, it is much harder today because of the demanding schedule that each have independently – Jason has many commitments/tours – Aaron starting a new church – Adam joining the Gaither Vocal Band – Kelly touring with the Bowlings and making a movie, and Terah being a stay at home Mom.  But, they are truly excited and looking forward to their last stop at the Carolina Reunion."

Also joining the family for this Reunion will be special Guest Mike Bowling.

You can't miss this special night as the Crabb Family - backed by an amazing band - performs hit after hit after hit and ministers in a way that only they can.

The Crabb Family Carolina Reunion will be on March 8th at the Spartanburg Expo & Convention Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  For out of town guests, call the Hampton Inn/Greenville-Spartanburg I85 at 864-486-8100 and ask for the Crabb Family Reunion special rate.  The concert begins at 6PM with doors opening at 5PM.  To be a part of this great event, call 855-399-1899 or go to www.globalpromo.org to get your $20 advance tickets.

Great American Gospel
New 2014 Season Premier on Daystar Network Saturday
January 18, 2014 at 5:00PM EST

News Update Happy New Year!  We are truly excited to announce the 2014 Season Premier of Great American Gospel (celebrating six years) on Daystar this coming Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:00PM EST.  Please be watching!  Our other brand new television program, American Gospel Onstage, hosted by Mike LeFevre, will also be premiering on over 100 networks across America and Canada.  Both programs are available in HD Format.

God is truly opening up doors as we are expanding each week to many television networks across the United States.  Just this week, we have picked up four networks in New York, two in Virginia, The Grace Network in Canada, with several more networks scheduled to join up by the end of January.

We are also now taking reservations for Artists who have an interest in filming their music and taking their ministry to millions of viewers through major television networks and stations.  Dates that we have currently scheduled are March 26, 27 and 28, 2014.  We currently have some available spots open, so please feel free to contact us for more information.  May God bless you all and keep us in your prayers!

Danny Kramer
dkramerg-net.net
infoGreatAmericanGospel.tv

New 2014 Season Premier AMERICAN GOSPEL ONSTAGE hosted by Mike LeFevre
Great American Gospel Productions has now created and produced this brand new program and the response from viewers and programmers has been absolutely amazing.  This program is hosted by Mike LeFevre and is filled with diverse styles of music and talented artists from Bluegrass, Country Gospel, Southern Gospel and Black Gospel, along with legendary Country artists.  The program is a hit with viewers because it features several talented music artists in each show and with very little interruption.  Visit AmericanGospelOnstage.com to see and hear the regular appearing Artist Cast Members.

New 2014 Season Premier GREAT AMERICAN GOSPEL hosted by Ed O’Neal
The 2014 Premier of Great American Gospel is now scheduled for Saturday, January 18 on the Daystar Network at 5:00 PM EST.  The New Year brings you the same great Gospel music but with new artists, plus the return of viewer favorites.  Hall Of Fame Inductee Ed O’Neal returns for his sixth year in hosting Great American Gospel and he will perform an inspiring new music video on the Premier show.

The debut program also features the brand new and heart-touching video release from the Encouragers, “Moma’s Teaching Angels How To Sing”.  This will be the first appearance ever by the Encouragers in 50 years without the group matriarch, Mom Kramer, who passed away December 19, 2012.  Ashley Kramer, (daughter of Dee and Danny Kramer and granddaughter of Mom Kramer) stands in Mom’s place.

www.GreatAmericanGospel.tv
www.AmericanGospelOnstage.com