Nashville, TN (November 21st, 2023) – In the midst of a busy week at sea aboard the Gaither Caribbean Cruise, Dove Award-winning artist Joseph Habedank took a moment to reach out to a special group of individuals. Accompanied by Country Music Hall of Famer Jimmy Fortune, the duo made a trip to Centro De Rehabilitacion Cristo Transforma, a rehabilitation center in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, where they had the unique opportunity to share their testimonies with a small group of attendees.
“I’ve had the privilege of telling my story at every concert event for the last decade, but this one was special,” shares the GRAMMY® nominated singer/songwriter. “On the outside, I have very little in common with these special people: we live in different countries with different backgrounds and do not even speak the same language. However, we have Jesus in common. The power of His grace and redemption reaches far beyond the borders of any country or language barriers and has touched their lives the same way it touched mine. It was an honor to encourage them, even briefly, in their walk to long-term sobriety.”
The visit to Centro Cristo Transforma was arranged by Wayne Duley, a former member of the Gaither road crew who now works at the facility in the Dominican. The non-profit ministry is based in Christian principles and is dedicated to reaching, treating and restoring people trapped in drug use, abuse and addiction, as well as educating and researching the problem of drug addiction. Habedank continues, ”While addiction is a prevalent issue touching the lives of so many Americans, the struggles are not limited to any one country, demographic, race, or gender. God can use these trials to reach the lost and hurting, and make them receptive to the Gospel. It’s a common bond we can use to let them know that each and every one of us is in need of God’s grace in our lives.”
To learn more about Joseph Habedank, follow him on social media or visit josephhabedank.com.
The Original W.B. NOWLIN “Battle of Songs” Concerts Return to Fort Worth, Texas for three days! May 30 – June 1, 2024.
The iconic W.B. NOWLIN “Battle of Songs” is set to make a grand return to Fort Worth, Texas, from May 30 to June 1, 2024. This eagerly anticipated event announces a lineup of renowned artists that will have characteristics of W.B. Nowlin’s historic “Battle of Songs” concerts.
The festival announcement today boasts an impressive roster of artists including The Martins, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Joseph Habedank, Goodman Revival, Blackwood Brothers, The Inspirationals Quartet of Texas, Triumphant Quartet, The Inspirations, Mark Trammell Quartet, Dennis Swanberg and Master Of Ceremonies, Duane Garren.
Ron Wills, a passionate advocate for preserving the legacy of Gospel Music in Fort Worth, has spearheaded the resurgence of this incredible musical experience. Collaborating with esteemed promoters Paul Belcher, Duane Garren, John Rulapaugh, and Scott Godsey, Wills aims to recreate the spirit of the original “Battle of Songs” concerts.
Ron Wills says, “After the end of World War II, W.B. Nowlin began promoting Gospel sings throughout the United States, particularly in the southwestern states. He became known for a regular promotion billed as the ‘Battle of Songs,’ an event that placed popular gospel quartets on stage in friendly head-to-head competition. Paul Belcher carried this concept on in Fort Worth for many years, and we are excited to have him a part of this organization in 2024! We are honored to bring this concept back to Will Rogers Memorial Center and share it with new generations.”
Tickets for the three-day event will officially go on sale soon. Music enthusiasts are encouraged to secure their seats early for this extraordinary event.
For additional information and updates, please visit battleofsongsfortworth.com.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of W.B. NOWLIN’s Original “Battle of Songs”, a celebration of Gospel music’s rich heritage.
Nashville, TN – In a true representation of the joy of Christmas, Not So Silent Night by 3 Heath Brothers is a perfect album to kick off the Christmas season. StowTown Records makes this album available at all digital music outlets this Friday, November 17, via Provident/Sony Distribution.
Brothers Nicholas, Christian and Clayton Heath partnered with acclaimed producer and arranger David T. Clydesdale for this ten song album which includes familiar carols, covers of popular Christmas tunes and an original song as well. Making this project extra special is the inclusion of orchestral arrangements recorded with The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. “Since we began singing we’ve dreamed about doing a Christmas record,” shares Nicholas Heath, “but honestly we had no idea what a dream come true this project would be. David T. Clydesdale was a name I had seen all over the place: Sandi Patty, Disney and most of the church choir music – David has worked with so many artists in some form. For him to have such a prominent influence on this project is still surreal to me. And working with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra was just amazing. What a huge sound and what an awesome experience!”
Everyone will enjoy singing along with familiar carols such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” both of which include lush orchestrations to complement the vocal arrangements. Popular Christmas tunes include “What God Wants For Christmas,” made popular by country music singer Darius Rucker, and “Mary Did You Know.” But the 3 Heath Brothers shine brightest on the song they wrote, the title cut, “Not So Silent Night.” The energy and fun for which they are known is perfectly captured in this song celebrating the joy, love and reason for our Christmas celebrations.
“When I first saw the 3 Heath Brothers in person I was filled with joy and hope,” reflects StowTown Records co-founder Ernie Haase. “Now, with their first StowTown release, Not So Silent Night, they are bringing that same creative energy to the greatest story of all time: God with us! All I can say is buckle up! This is the pure joy unleashed!” The 3 Heath Brothers are just as excited for this new partnership. “To us, StowTown Records has always been the gold standard when it comes to Gospel music. Their insight, attention to detail and their track record with taking artists to the next level has always impressed us. For us to be working with them is very exciting!”
Not So Silent Night is the perfect addition to your Christmas music library and playlist.
Nashville TN – New Haven Records has announced the release of the debut single from the soon-to-be-released new recording from popular, multi-award-winning quartet, Gold City. The upbeat, remake of the Squire Parsons’ penned song Help Is On The Way, originally recorded by Gold City during the 1980s, features the renown quartet delivering the classic four-part harmony that first made Gold City so popular four decades ago. The single is a preview to more great original, never before recorded, songs that will be featured on the upcoming recording set to be available in early 2024.
Since 1980, gospel music fans worldwide have embraced the trend-setting style of Gold City. In 2017, the Quartet was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, forever solidifying their place as the standard of excellence for gospel quartets.
Historically, Gold City has introduced listeners to such hits as I’m Not Giving Up, It’s Still The Cross, When I Get Carried Away, and their signature song, Midnight Cry. With ten #1 songs, multiple radio hits, and numerous industry accolades, this Dove Award-winning quartet has achieved legendary status. With over 60 Singing News Fan Awards to their credit, their career continues to be one that is celebrated, respected and relevant in today’s musical scene.
In recent years, under the leadership of Danny Riley, the group has continued to excel and carry on the rich heritage that was established by Danny’s father, Hall of Fame bass vocalist Tim Riley. Joining Danny in the present-day Gold City roster are three seasoned veterans who, like Danny, all grew up loving Gold City and hoping to one day sing in this stellar quartet. They bring with them a passion for Jesus and the classic quartet styling. Josh Feemster delivers the powerful lead vocal to the group, while Chris Jenkins carries the tenor part, as Jeff Chapman covers the bass vocals with a smoothness that he learned under the tutelage of long-time Gold City bass singer, Tim Riley. These four talented and gifted vocalists bring the classic Gold City sound to their brand new single, Help Is On The Way.
“Every person you see on the current Gold City stage is a longtime Gold City fan,” Danny Riley shares. “We all have our favorite songs the group has recorded down through the years. When we were listening to the older songs and talking about what songs we might add to our repertoire, this one stood out to all of us as having all the elements of what we want to deliver to our audiences. It’s upbeat, has a great message, and is fun to sing. Even though Gold City recorded it almost 40 years ago, it was never a single. So we decided to put it on our new upcoming recording. We hope people love hearing it as much as we love singing it.”
The new single and upcoming recording pairs Gold City with multi-talented arranger/producer, Gordon Mote and Michael Sykes. As Riley states, the arrangement, while fresh and progressive, holds firmly to the classic quartet style that has awarded Gold City such a following over the years. “Gordon and Michael were very instrumental in creating the new, updated arrangement. They are so talented and gifted. It was a joy working with them again. They have been long-time Gold City supporters, and we are thankful for their support through the years, just as we are thankful for the many Gold City followers who continue to love and support us.”
Continued support is expected as Gold City moves into the future, delivering hit songs with the class and professionalism that has always been unmistakably, Gold City. As the quartet moves to the beginning of a new year, once again they deliver a top-notch classic reminder of encouragement that regardless of the tough situations of this world, Help Is On The Way!
Help Is On The Way is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon now and will be available December 1 via all streaming platforms.
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Troy and Katy Peach, along with Andrew Goldman are thrilled to announce the formation of their new trio, Peach Goldman. Troy Peach expressed his excitement about the new group, “I am incredibly thrilled and blessed to embark on this new musical journey with Peach Goldman, a trio that features my wife, Katy, and my dear…
Nashville, TN (October 20, 2023) – The Sharps are no strangers to the stage or radio airwaves. For nearly 40 years they have traveled and sang all across the South as one of Gospel music’s most beloved quartets. Today, fans across Christian and Gospel music have an opportunity to experience the culmination of a year’s worth of prayer, planning, and production as The Sharps release their long awaited single, “Pourin’ Honey”.
The Sharps have partnered with Godsey Media Management throughout this production and rebranding process. Godsey Media CEO Scott Godsey and President Paul Secord took the lead during the A&R phase to find great songs that lined up with the new direction of The Sharps’ ministry. Together, the entire team at Godsey Media has poured into a project that sits on the exciting leading edge of Gospel music, while still captivating the traditional Southern Gospel music fans who have loved The Sharps for decades. “Pourin’ Honey” is the first single off their upcoming album and is a testament to The Sharps’ roots and where God is leading them.
Paul Secord states,“Months ago, Brent Baxter sent me a demo of ‘Pourin ’Honey’. As soon as I heard it, I wanted The Sharps to record it. The song lines up so perfectly with their new sound and positive message, it is sure to represent them AND their upcoming album well.”
Ben Sharp shares, “A lot of excitement is coming from not only this release, but the entire project that is upcoming. It has been 3 years since our last mainstream project, plus our reorganization that took place in June. We’ve been quietly working on this project with Scott, Paul, and the entire Godsey Management team for several months and it’s all finally here! I’m so excited for everyone to hear not just our new sound, but also this new incredible song that is full of encouragement, energy, and hope! We are honored to have a song like this! God is good!”
Group founder, Andy Sharp says, “We are so excited to finally be releasing new music with our new sound. It’s our prayer that someone gets just a touch of encouragement from this new song. We sure have enjoyed being able to record it, and now sing it each and every weekend.”
“Pourin’ Honey” is now being featured on radio stations across the country as well as ALL major streaming platforms. Expect their new album in early 2024.