August 2015 – SOGR Radio

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Legacy Five Announces Departure Of Gus Gaches

Legacy Five Announces Departure Of Gus Gaches

Franklin, TN-Scott Fowler of Legacy Five has announced that the group’s tenor, Gus Gaches will be departing Legacy Five after more than 5 and a half years with the award-winning group.

Gus states that, “singing tenor in a southern gospel group is a very demanding job vocally. The reality is that it has become increasingly more rigorous for me over the past several months because of severe allergies and vocal fatigue. I have sought much assistance from doctors and voice teachers alike and cannot seem to find a lasting solution to these nagging vocal issues. When I started this Legacy Five season of my life, I thanked Scott Fowler for hiring me. I move into the next chapter of my life thanking Scott Fowler for allowing me to be a part of this great group for over five years. I also want to thank the Legacy Five Family, those who follow, love and support Legacy Five, for their love support and gifts to me and my family.”

Scott Fowler says, “Everyone on this bus respects and appreciates Gus and his heart. He has been a great asset to the ministry of Legacy Five and he has been such an easy and delightful person to travel with. The only times that I ever saw Gus upset was anytime the Nashville Predators failed to advance in the play-offs….seriously…the guy never gets mad. Gus has a beautiful voice and we pray that with continued treatment and some time off, he will continue to sing in a less taxing capacity than this position demands. The voice is the one instrument that you cannot simply go to the store and purchase. As such, we all have to take great care of the one voice God has given us. Gus and his family are precious people and we wish them all the best as they enter the next season of their lives.”

Gus will continue to travel with Legacy Five for a yet to be determined amount of time while Legacy Five begins the search for the tenor that will replace him. Please keep the Gaches family in your prayers as they seek God in this new season of their lives, and please pray for Legacy Five, as they seek God’s provision for the right person to minister with them.

Gordon Mote Nominated for 2015 GMA Dove Award

Gordon Mote Nominated for 2015 GMA Dove Award

As Three New Videos from Celebrated CD Hit “YouTube”

Franklin, TN (August 26, 2015) The impact of Gordon Mote’s most recent New Haven Records CD, All Things New, recently increased as a hit single from the album received a Dove Award nomination for “Country Song of the Year” and as three more videos from the project were released to YouTube.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the Gospel Music Association included Mote’s song, “Ain’t It Just Like the Lord,” among the finalists for the 46th Annual Dove Awards. The industry’s flagship award show will take place at Allen Arena in Nashville on October 13 and will be broadcast nationally via the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Sunday, October 18.

New Haven Records also announced the release of three new video clips from the multiple Academy of Country Music award-winner: “Meanwhile Back at the Cross,” “The Sound A Dream Makes,” and “Down By the River,” Mote’s current radio single. These clips join more than 200 other performances that have been viewed more than 3.3 million times on YouTube, the world’s largest music and video platform with over one billion registered users.

Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records comments, “There are probably no more loyal music fans in the world than those in Southern Gospel and Country—and probably no more loyal Southern and Country fans than those who love Gordon Mote. We are honored to give them some new videos from this great project while Gordon is finishing up his next one.”

Co-produced by Mote, legendary Country producer Frank Rogers and 8-time Dove-Award winner Wayne Haun, All Things New features a Who’s Who of Gospel and mainstream artists (Trace Adkins, Sheryl Crow, The Gaither Vocal Band, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, and Matthew West). The CD garnered a Dove Ward nomination for Best Country Gospel Album and produced the popular singles, “Faith Like That,” “Meanwhile Back at the Cross,” “Ain’t It Just Like the Lord,” and “The Other Side.”

GORDON MOTE SHOOTS NEW VIDEOS AT HISTORIC FRANKLIN THEATRE
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Pictured L to R: Ken Harding, president, New Haven Records; Bob Rodgers, president RSI/Mote management; Gordon Mote; Dan Hayes, executive director, Franklin Theatre.

Mote is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio project entitled, Hymns and Songs of Inspiration, scheduled for release later in 2015.

To view the new videos, click on:

Link to “Meanwhile Back at the Cross”: https://youtu.be/RrxSGtNJxPc

Link to “Sound A Dream Makes”: https://youtu.be/TsnZskdcOiw

Link to “Down By the River”: https://youtu.be/Omjz2uDG1Y8

To purchase these songs on iTunes, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-things-new/id685360387

Performers Announced for 2016 Jackie Wilburn Memorial Spring Sing

Performers Announced for 2016 Jackie Wilburn Memorial Spring Sing

Carthage, Tennessee (August 24, 2015) Award winning Gospel duet Wilburn and Wilburn are excited to announce that this great annual event is expanding to three days. The talent line up at the 2016 “Jackie Wilburn Memorial Spring Sing”. Joining Wilburn and Wilburn as well as Elaine Wilburn all three days will be The Inspirations, the McKameys and the Primitive Quartet.

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

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

The schedule for the 2016 Spring Sing at the AG center in Carthage TN is:

Friday April 29-7pm-The Inspirations, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn

Saturday April 30-7pm-The McKameys, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn

Sunday May 1-2:30pm-The Primitive QT, Wilburn and Wilburn, and Elaine Wilburn

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

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

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

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

Weekend of August 22nd

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.

The Isaacs Receive Combined Four 2015 Dove Award Nominations

The Isaacs Receive Combined Four 2015 Dove Award Nominations

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (August 19, 2015)

Award-winning family Gospel artist, The Isaacs as a group and individually were honored with four 2015 GMA DOVE Award nominations. The announcement came at a press conference held August 12th at Lipscomb University in the Shamblin Theater in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Isaacs (Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, Ben Isaacs and Lily Isaacs) were honored with two nominations for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and Country Song of the Year – “I Wanna Be There” written by Jimmy Yeary, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, from the group’s current project, The Living Years.

Lily Isaacs stated, “We are so honored to be nominated for these GMA DOVE awards. Thank you to all the GMA board members and all of our fans and friends. God bless you all”

Ben Isaacs received two nominations for co-producing projects nominated for Southern Gospel Album of the Year and Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year.

For Southern Gospel Album of the Year, Sometimes It Takes a Mountain by the Gaither Vocal Band, (producers) Bill Gaither, Ben Isaacs, and David Phelps.

In the Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year category, Rock of Ages, ‘Hymns and Gospel Favorites’ by The Oak Ridge Boys, (producers) Ben Isaacs and Duane Allen

HIGHROAD Featured On Three Major Events

HIGHROAD Featured On Three Major Events

Nashville, Tennessee (August 19, 2015) Award winning female Gospel trio, HIGHROAD will be featured on three high profile events.

Keeping a fast paced schedule, HIGHROAD is performing at some impressive events this year. Starting with the Gatlinburg Gathering, an Abraham Productions concert will showcase many of the top talent in Southern Gospel music. HIGHROAD will be on main stage August 21st and 22nd at 6:00PM.

Just ten days later these ladies will grace the stages at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. On August 31st they share the stage in an Evening With The Hoppers at 6:30 PM and the next day, September 1st they are performing at Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic.

Wrapping up a busy month HIGHROAD performs at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane, Tennessee for the Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival on September 12th at 2:00PM.

Group member Sarah Davison stated, “We are so excited and consider ourselves blessed to have three opportunities to reach so many people with the message of Christ that our music will bring.”

Karen Peck and New River Receive Two 2015 Dove Award Nominations

Karen Peck and New River Receive Two 2015 Dove Award Nominations

Dahlonega, Georgia (August 17, 2015) Dove Award winning trio Karen Peck and New River have had a whirlwind year of triumph over adversity with some life experiences that they never expected. Two new Dove Award nominations bring some glimmer and cheer to a year that has had it’s share of trials and victories.

Karen Peck and New River’s newest album Pray Now has been nomination for Southern Gospel Album of the Year and the title song “Pray Now” has been nominated for Southern Gospel Song of the Year.

Continuing the stroke of good news Karen Peck and New River have received the news that their nominated song “Pray Now” will be #1 on the October Singing News Magazine Monthly Chart as well as having been #1 on the Absolutely Gospel Music Weekly Charts for ten consecutive weeks.

Karen Peck had this comment about the good news “This has been an incredible year of answered prayers. We are very grateful and honored to receive the GMA Dove nominations for Southern Gospel Song of the Year “Pray Now” and Southern Gospel Album of the Year Pray Now. We are also thrilled that Pray Now is the number one song in the Singing News Magazine monthly chart for October, following a ten week consecutive run in the Absolutely Gospel Music Weekly Chart. We are very passionate about every song that we record. It is amazing how the Lord places the songs in our ministry at just the right time. Our goal is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world and we pray that He will continue to lead and guide us.”

Please help Karen, Susan and the rest of the group spread the word by using this suggested Hashtag for social media: #PrayNow .

The McKameys announce that Roger Fortner will be coming off the road

The McKameys announce that Roger Fortner will be coming off the road

The McKameys announce that after 28 years of traveling with the group Roger Fortner will be coming off the road to return to the studio.Roger gave this statement, “I’ve spent 28 years with the McKameys and now I feel I need to move on to do what I have enjoyed doing, which is studio production. I ask that you support the McKameys in all they do. There’s not another group like them.”

Although Roger will no longer be on stage with the McKameys, for now he will continue maintaining their website. We ask for your prayers as we make this transition.