Sneed Family Adding New Member

Glasgow, Kentucky, (June 25, 2015) There seems to be a lot of jubilation in the Sneed Family camp as the recent news of a new member has been announced. The name has not been released yet, but as soon as they know another press release will be forth coming.

No this is not another singer or musician and this one cannot be fired from the position about to be held. Of course the new addition is a brand new baby. Caleb and Amanda Cowan will be presenting the Sneed Family with their first GRANDCHILD!!!!!

There is a big smile on Caleb’s face and there is a special glow about Amanda. Neither of those compare to the almost boastful pleasure seen on the face of Grandfather-to-be Jeff Sneed, while future Grandmother Pam Sneed is just keeping her cool until the big day arrives.

On June 19th Caleb and Amanda commented, “As of tonight, I believe the “secret” we have been trying to keep for several weeks now is officially out! It looks like in January of 2016 we will welcome our first baby into our little family! Our hearts are overjoyed! For this child we have both prayed for a while now, and we couldn’t feel more blessed or excited! We ask each of you to please help us pray for a healthy baby! Love you all so much!!”

In other Sneed Family news, the big Loretta Lynn concert is being brought to you by the Sneed Family on Friday, July 10th @7:00PM cst. at the Plaza Theatre in Glasgow, Ky. For tickets call 270-361-2101 or purchase online at plaza .org. Better hurry because there are only 46 tickets left.

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About The Sneed Family

The Sneed Family is living the dream night after night, singing the songs that change lives. From early beginnings in a small Kentucky town, this group has flourished into their own niche, rising to national success in such a short period of time. 

In early 2008 The Sneed Family launched a brand new Christian Television Show called “Sneed Family Music” seen in over 5 million homes each week. The Show also brings the faces of Gospel music into the homes of believers and non-believers alike. The Sneed Family believes that this show is their part of the Great Commission.  

Other than their television show being such a success, The Sneed Family has acquired many accolades of their own. Early 2013 The Sneed Family received the honor of being chosen to host the first Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival on her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. In 2014 the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards awarded the Sneed Family “Breakthrough Artist of the Year”, and 2014 Band of The Year from Christian Voice Magazine. Also in 2013, The Sneed Family was nominated as the Favorite New Mixed Group in the prestigious Singing News Fan Awards.

The Sneed Family has a heart for ministry, distinct style, and their live band allows them to give a versatile performance. Their desire is that God would use the message in their music to help lead many people to a “heart felt” salvation and ultimately a home in Heaven.

AGM Festival Takes New Turn For This Year

Nashville, Tenn (June 3, 2015) Absolutely Gospel Music is announcing a new turn for this year’s AGM Festival. Normally held each year in the middle of July for a week long series, this year it will be a couple of one night concerts in different areas of the state.

Due to some unforeseen complications and of no fault of the facility, River of Life in Smyrna, TN will not be able to host the Festival this year.

Understandably, there were no other facilities available for a week long concert series on such short notice, so AGM decided to turn a stumbling block into a stepping stone. This year, the first concert will be held in conjunction with the Marcelly’s Dream Mission Project in which a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit this spectacular mission program.

AGM CEO, Deon Unthank stated, “Change is inevitable, but sometimes change lets you see that you’ve been stuck in a rut. If you drive into a rut at it’s beginning when it’s small, you don’t even realize that you are in a rut. That’s where we may have been, so this change is something that is going to be very good for AGM. This is letting us help the Marcelly’s Dream Mission as well as restructure and still continue to promote the music we love.”

This first concert will be Thursday, August 20th at the South Cleveland Church of God, in Cleveland, TN, where Rev. Chris Moody is Pastor. Featured artists will be The Isaacs and The Browders, two favorites from past AGM events.

The second concert will be announced soon.

For this year the concert will be called the AGM World Missions Benefit Concert.

Details for concert:

AGM World Missions Benefit Concert

Benefiting the Marcelly’s Dream Project


The Isaacs & The Browders

August 20th, 2015

7 PM EST / Doors open 6PM EST


South Cleveland Church of God

1846 Volunteer Drive SW

Cleveland, TN 37311

Ticket prices:

Artist Circle – $35

Main Floor – $20 in advance/$25 at door

Balcony – $15 in advance/$20 at door

To purchase tickets email or call 423-488-5924 .

THE WILLIAMSONS Announce Their FIRST Homecoming Concert

Weleetka, OK (June 3, 2015) Multi-award nominated Southern Gospel artist, The Williamsons, are announcing their first Homecoming Concert, complete with a dinner available. This exciting event will take place Saturday, June 20th at the Union Valley Church, just south of Ada, Oklahoma. The Williamsons are thrilled to have the Freemans and 11th Hour performing.

Formed as a family group back in 1969 as the Williamson Family, but in 1998 Donnie Williamson and his sister Tennie, changed the name of the group to the Homesteaders, and then in 2010 Donnie returned the group back to the family name of The Williamsons.

Donnie Williamson, manager and Baritone for the group stated, “Of course none of the other current members of the group were even born in 1969.” Continuing he added “We have a rich heritage in Gospel music and I think it just time to have a big Homecoming with a great concert featuring some of our good friends.”

The big Homecoming Concert will be an all-day event starting with a 2:00 PM Matinee featuring The Williamsons, with Faiths Journey, Ava Kasich, Lineage of David and preaching by Les Butler.

At 4:00PM there will be an old fashioned Supper offered together with the artists made by the church ladies for a cost of $6.

Rounding out the evening will be a dynamic 6:00PM Evening Concert featuring The Williamsons, 11th Hour, and The Freemans.


For more information about the concert: .

About The Williamsons

The Williamsons began sharing the Gospel through music in 1998 as The Homesteaders Quartet. The dream of Donnie Williamson was to form a group to sing classic Gospel music on a limited basis. What he wanted to do never occurred. From the group’s onset their demand was overwhelming. Soon they were performing more than 100 dates a year. For the past several years The Williamsons have been in full time Christian ministry and entertainment and have traveled across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their music has been in national charts and were they honored to be nominated to the Gospel Music Association for a Dove Award.

Their high energy musical style appeals to people of all ages. The versatility of The Williamsons is evident through the wide variety of musical styles they perform. There is always something for everyone. The marketing of their performances targets families and not just fans of any particular type of music. Spending an evening with The Williamsons is sure to be one that will lift you up, bless you, and entertain you all at the same time. Their primary desire is to share the Gospel in such a way that those in attendance who do not know Jesus Christ will come to know him before the program is over.

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.”

Zach and Rodney with Michael Lee Release New CD On Red Hen Records

Trinity, NC (May 26, 2015) On the heels of the Absolutely Gospel Music Award’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year nomination, Red Hen Records recording artist Zach and Rodney along with Michael Lee are excited to announce the release of another hit filled album for young Country Gospel fans.

The new album “Back 2 Back Country” was made available on iTunes and all other downloadable sites on May 7th, with the hard copy available This album contains 10 brand new songs, four from Zach and Rodney, four from Michael Lee, and two songs together.

Produced by Rick and Micah Schweinsberg of Red Hen Records, this project includes songs penned by such songwriters as Ronnie Hinson, Gerald Crabb, and Mark Narmore, as well as eight of the ten songs co-written by, Zach Mashburn, Rodney Hedrick, and Michael Lee.

Rodney Hedrick, featured vocalist and musician stated, “We’ve already had several accounts of people listening to this project and making things right with the Lord.”

Michael Lee commented, “I feel truly blessed and humbled to have had the opportunity to be apart of the Back2Back Country project with Zach and Rodney. By far, it is one of the best things musically I have ever been apart of! God Bless.”

As an extra bonus you will also find that Country music great Daryle Singletary is featured on “Drinking New Wine” and Zach’s wife, Laura, is featured on “God’s Honest Truth” as a background vocalist.

Zach Mashburn, featured vocalist and musician said, “Back2Back Country is the perfect combination of yesterday’s and today’s Country with Christian values.”

The Guardians to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Pigeon Forge, TN – The Guardians from Ohio are the newest artist scheduled to appear at Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. This male trio, consisting of Dean Hickman, Dale Uhrig and John Darin Rowsey have had several songs on the national charts, with their latest single entitled “Somebody Prays,” also charting.
“The Guardians are a fantastic trio and we are thrilled that they will be our 2015 Diamond Awards Spotlight Artist!” saysRob Patz of SGN Scoops, one of the sponsors of this event. “The guys will be with us for all four days and I know the Creekside audiences will embrace them and their ministry. I am so looking forward to this event and I hope that all Guardians fans make their plans today to join us!”
The Convention has already announced several artists who will be performing, including The Freemans, Jordan’s Bridge, The Hoskins Family, John Lanier, Exodus, Dr. Jerry Goff and more.
Make your plans now to be at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, held on November 2nd through 5th at Pigeon Forge, TN. Fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets early. For ticket and lodging information, contact Rob Patz at or 360-920-4057. For more information visit

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Jim Brady Trio Performing At The Gould’s Annual Homecoming

Joplin, Missouri (June 1, 2015) Up and coming Gospel family group, The Goulds have announced their Annual Homecoming on Friday, July 24th at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at Christ’s Community United Methodist Church located at 2700 E 44th Street in Joplin, Missouri. They are are excited that the Jim Brady Trio will be joining them this year along with emcee Duane Garren.

Jim Brady sang with the Booth Brothers for 12 years and has appeared on numerous Gaither Homecoming Videos as well as the Gaither Homecoming Concerts. Jim recently formed a new trio with his wife Melissa and their good friend Tim Parton. The Jim Brady Trio is already in high demand all across the nation and have numerous chart topping songs to their credit this year.

The Jim Brady Trio is already known as one of the premier trios in Gospel Music and you don’t want to miss your chance to hear them and the Goulds together for the first time!

Tim Gould stated, “Jim is also the producer of the Goulds newest CD “Where Are The Voices” and he and Melissa are good friends of ours. We would love for you to join us for this night as we introduce them to our home family.”

This is going to be TWO GREAT TRIOS making up ONE FANTASTIC NIGHT!!!! To Order your tickets online visit the group’s website at , call (417)825-1202, or mail The Goulds, PO Box 4285, Joplin, MO 64803.