April 2015 – SOGR Radio

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Promoter Jeff Sneed Announces Performers For 3rd Annual Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival

Promoter Jeff Sneed Announces Performers For 3rd Annual Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival

Nashville, Tenn (April 24, 2015) Promoter Jeff Sneed is announcing that some of Gospel music’s most-loved artists have been secured for the all-star lineup at the 2015 Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival.

Such all-star artists which include the Martins, Goodman Revival, the McKameys, Karen Peck & New River, Angela Primm, the Freemans, High Road, Dennis Swanberg, Sneed Family, Brian Free & Assurance, Jeff & Sheri Easter, the Kingsmen, Rambo McGuire (featuring Living Legend Buck Rambo), the Singing Cookes, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, Wade Spencer, and Geraldine & Ricky will all be a part of the great annual Festival.

Jeff Sneed stated, “I not only speak on behalf of the Sneed Family, but also Loretta, her family and her staff about how excited we are for this year’s Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival. It’s always so fun to work with Loretta and her family and we feel that the roster of this year’s artists for the program make this event one of the most unique and exciting in the Gospel music industry today. It’s hard to explain the experience but any artist that has performed there walks away with a renewed excitement for not only Gospel music but revived relationships resonated by the atmosphere created by the love and hospitality of all those involved. If you love Gospel music it is an event that you don’t want to miss!”

Loretta Lynn Ranch in historic Hurricane Mills, TN will host the festival once again September 12-13, 2015. For those arriving early on Friday night, September 11, 2015, there will be a special bon-fire and sing-a-long beginning at 8:00 PM

Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found online at LorettaLynn.com or by calling the ranch at 931-296-7700.

NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw Shares Stage With The Isaacs

NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw Shares Stage With The Isaacs

Nashville, Tenn (April 27, 2015) Just a few short days ago, former NFL Superstar Terry Bradshaw, joined the Isaacs on stage to perform the classic Gospel song “What A Day That Will Be” in Pollok, Texas.

His appointment got canceled in Louisiana, so he decided to drive a few miles to Texas to hear the Isaacs. Not only did Terry show up, but he also brought his 86 year old Mother and his lovely wife, Tammy. Bradshaw garnered a huge laugh when he asked the question “How many singers get the Isaacs to open for them?”

No stranger to the singing microphone, as Terry Bradshaw recorded several Gospel albums in the 1980s, he comfortably picked up the mic and related that he sang this song a several weeks earlier in Hawaii. With that, the Isaacs started strumming their instruments, Terry grabbed his cheat sheet and they were off and running with a great rendition of this classic song.

Lily Isaacs commented, “It’s so strange that people who are legends in their own right would say they are a “Fan” of the Isaacs. We have known Terry for several years and are always pleased to be with him and his family. Terry is not ashamed of his Christianity in a broadcast world where it is not common.”

The video has had over 4 million views and can be seen on the Isaacs FaceBook page with this link:

What an honor to have our friend Terry Bradshaw in concert last night. Listen to this!!!!

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The Isaacs have been busy elsewhere in the music world being honored with three Ovation Awards at the prestigious Absolutely Gospel Music Awards held earlier this month in Smyrna, TN. The popular group won Mixed Group of the Year and Special Event Project of the Year. Ben Isaacs won for Producer of the Year.

The Isaacs also recently performed at the Southern Gospel Music Guild’s Harmony Honor Awards program. The group performed one song penned by each honoree, Rusty Goodman and Dottie Rambo.

Lindsey Graham Performs National Anthem For The Minnesota Twins

Lindsey Graham Performs National Anthem For The Minnesota Twins

Estero, FL (April 28,2015) Gospel soloist Lindsey Graham had an interesting trip earning the opportunity to sing the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins spring training game.

Ms Graham stated, “I auditioned at a public contest in the Miromar Outlets in Estero, Florida back in January to sing the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins. They had a full day of auditions and selected only one person to sing the anthem at a spring training game at their Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers, Florida. To my great surprise, I was the BIG WINNER!!”

Singing at the game between the Twins and the Baltimore Orioles on March 18th the fans were in awe as she magnificently performed on par with the best ever heard in on outdoor stadium, evidenced by the tremendous applause after she finished.

Lindsey also commented, “I am blown away to have had this opportunity. I heard many great singers audition and am humbled to have been chosen to sing the National Anthem. This is truly an honor I will cherish moving forward.”

The performance was captured on video by Tucker Media (www.Tucker.media) and can be viewed with the link below:

The Twins lost the game, but gained a fan in Lindsey Graham.

HIGHROADIII Releases New Concept Video

HIGHROADIII Releases New Concept Video

Nashville, Tenn (April 27, 2015) Gospel trio HIGHROADIII has released a new concept video featuring their hit song “Don’t Weep For Me” which was produced by award-winning producer Ben Isaacs. The song, penned by group members Anna Grace Shideler, Kiley Phillips, Sarah Davison, and Bass player Stephen Wilder is already creating quite a stir on YouTube.

The video was shot by Israel Anthem and Jared Rauso with all of the concept material envisioned by HIGHROADIII group members. The idea of fans sharing photos of loved ones who have passed on caught on quickly and an avalanche of pictures came in for the group to choose from. The photos are placed in albums as the video progresses.

Copy and paste the link below to view the video:

In other exciting news HIGHROADIII recently won a prestigious Ovation Award at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in Smyrna, TN for the Female Group of the Year.

Singer and keyboard player, Sarah Davison commented, “We have been so blessed by the hand of the Lord lately. As long as God is opening doors for us to minster, we will gladly step through them to do what he has for us to do.”

The group was also recently asked to perform before a packed house of 4,000 people at the Singing In the Sun concert in Myrtle Beach, SC where they were warmly received.

Former N’Harmony & Signature Sound Lead Singer Shane Dunlap To Release Highly Anticipated New Recording

Former N’Harmony & Signature Sound Lead Singer Shane Dunlap To Release Highly Anticipated New Recording

Charlotte, NC (April 27, 2015) Well-known and loved music favorite, Shane Dunlap, will release a new solo recording Love So Amazing on April 28 2015. The project is a collection of new songs produced by Dove Award winning producer Ricky Free with songs written by some of the top song writers in the Christian Music industry today.

The first single from the album has been released on the Daywind Music April 2015 radio disc and is already getting rave reviews. The song was written by Marcia Henry, Joseph Habedank and Matt Price, and features the talented Sonya Isaacs Yeary as a guest vocalist.

Dunlap is known for his time managing and singing with N’Harmony, a Southern Gospel Male Quartet, best known for singing top 10 songs “Out Of The Blue”, “One Fine Day”, and “The Devil Tried His Best”, along with many other national radio hits. After traveling extensively throughout America, Canada, and Europe for many years, Shane decided to retire N’Harmony in 2002 and joined Ernie Haase as the original lead singer of Signature Sound, continuing to tour nation-wide and internationally.

Shane states “I came off the full-time road a few years back in order to spend more with my young family. I have truly cherished the time that God has allowed me with them. However, I always felt there was a sort of a void, kind of like God wasn’t finished with my music just yet. Last year I finally had a peace in my heart and knew that God was telling me it was time to get back out there and do what I was created to do, and that is to sing gospel music”.

Love So Amazing will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and other online retailers as well as wherever Christian music is sold.

In addition to his busy schedule, Shane is an ordained minister and currently serves as the Worship Pastor at one of the nation’s fastest growing churches, Lee Park Church in Monroe NC. For more information or to book Shane at your church/venue visit his website at www.shanedunlapmusic.com .

For more information about Shane Dunlap, contact Ashea Griffin, PO Box 3456 Mathews, NC, 28106 or call 704-221-7416 . You can also E-mail agriffin@shanedunlapmusic.com .

Ashley DeRamus Of Ashley By Design Named Spokesperson For Adorn Fashion

Ashley DeRamus Of Ashley By Design Named Spokesperson For Adorn Fashion

DeRamus is the first person with Down syndrome to represent a major fashion line

Birmingham, Ala. (April 28,2015) Ashley DeRamus, founder of The Ashley DeRamus Foundation and Ashley by Design, is pleased to announce her new role as spokesperson for Adorn Fashion, based out of Atlanta. DeRamus continues to make strides in the fashion world, as she is the first person with Down syndrome to represent a major fashion line.

Adorn Fashion is a leading supplier at AmericasMart in Atlanta and known for its superior quality, elegance and sophisticated designs. In partnership with DeRamus, Adorn will manufacture new designs for Ashley by Design, and Adore Kids will launch a clothing line for children with Down syndrome.

“We are excited about partnering with Ashley and her wonderful foundation,” says Hema Pandaya, president of Adorn Fashion. “She is a talented designer with a keen eye for fashion, and we can’t wait to help her expand into children’s clothing.”

Founded by DeRamus and her mother, Connie DeRamus, Ashley by Design specializes in clothing specifically tailored for individuals with Down syndrome – a perfect fit that is hard to achieve off-the-rack. Clothing from the line will be showcased and sold at the Cash & Carry event at AmericasMart Atlanta from May 5 to 7. The showroom will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. The designs can also be purchased at www.ashleybydesign.com.

“We came up with the idea for a fashion line for girls with Down syndrome because it has been so hard to find clothes for Ashley over the years, making shopping more of a hassle than an enjoyable experience,” says Connie. “Those with Down syndrome tend to have different body types than most clothing lines are made for, and we wanted them to feel just as confident as anyone else. The partnership with Adorn and Adore Kids will help us expand clothing options to children with Down syndrome.”

If you would like to interview the Ashley contact AG Publicity at infor@agpublicity.com .

You can learn more about Ashley DeRamus and the Ashley DeRamus Foundation by going http://ashleybydesign.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-DeRamus-Foundation .

To contact Ashley for a special appearance E-mail adream.gk@gmail.com .

Big Night For Browders At 2015 AGM Awards

Big Night For Browders At 2015 AGM Awards

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Nashville, Tenn (April 15, 2015) It was a big night for Daywind recording artist, The Browders, last night at the prestigious Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration.

As a group known for producing a legacy of number one songs, one of those big hit songs got the attention of enough industry peeps to garner them a Country Song of the Year Ovation Award in this years awards celebration at River Of Life Church in Smyrna, TN, for “Listening For The Shout”.

Patriarch of the Group, Tommy Browder stated, “I am so proud of my family and the way God has been using them lately. I’m really glad they still let me be a part of this ministry.”

Also happening last night, Matthew Browder, claimed his first songwriting award as Song Writer of the Year (Artist). Matthew was not shy in sharing the credit with his Dad for co-writing the award winning song.

Commenting on the song and the award, Matthew Browder said, “When I sat down to write a song with my Dad, I wasn’t even thinking of a number one song, let alone a ‘Song of the Year’ Award. I stand in amazement when I see the hand of God moving in our group.”

The Browders also performed their Award winning song “Listening For the Shout” at the Awards Celebration.

If you would like to interview the Browders contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com .

You can find out more about the Browders by going to http://www.thebrowders.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Browders-Friends .

Contact the Browders by E-mailing sonya@thebrowders.com or Twitter at https://twitter.com/browdersmusic .

To book The Browders contact Beckie Simmons Agency at http://www.bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500 .

Kingdom Heirs Announce New Baritone

Kingdom Heirs Announce New Baritone

April 15, 2015 – Arden, NC -The Kingdom Heirs are very happy to announce the hiring of Brian Alvey as their new baritone singer. Kries French, owner/manger of the Kingdom Heirs states “A lot of prayer and consideration went into our decision and we are thrilled to welcome Brian and his family, into our family.”

French continues, “During our time on the road this winter, we had the privilege to audition close to 60 men who traveled many miles for this chance and we thank each of you so much. We feel that God has led us to the man He wants for us.”

“We are honored to have entered our 30th year of partnership with The Kingdom Heirs”, states Sonlite records President Chris White. “We are excited to continue this relationship with a new recording the group is already working on for an October release.”

The Kingdom Heirs ask you to please help us in welcoming Brian and his family to the Kingdom Heir family. Brian will start his tenure with the group at Dollywood immediately. The Kingdom Heirs would like to invite everyone to come and experience this new era of music and ministry.
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