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Pauline Patterson On The Fast Track To Success

Pauline Patterson On The Fast Track To Success

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Corbin, Kentucky (June 29, 2016) Overnight success never comes quickly. After years of proving herself as a passionate singer, Pauline Patterson, is set to explode on the Southern Gospel Music scene. She has been involved in almost every aspect of Southern Gospel Music for 35 years. She is currently involved as a singer with great charting success and is hosting seven Patterson Promotions Homecoming concerts across the country.

She owns and operates Patterson Promotions supplying radio service to hundreds of DJs and radio stations with some of the most current singles you hear on radio today. Patterson Promotions is a radio promotions company that God established in 2005. She has promoted many artists such as Homeland Quartet, Poet Voices, The Hoskins Family, The Porter Family, The Wilbanks, The Partons, Mike Upright, and Chuck Compton, to name a few.

She has now embarked on another venue to promote Gospel Music with the purchase of the Southern Gospel Times, an E-zine web site.

Pauline has never forgotten the call God has placed in her own life as a singer. She has recorded 8 projects and has released numerous songs to national radio with charting success in all major charts. Through her singing, speaking, and radio releases and promotions of her clients to national radio, she strives to reach SOULS .

Pauline is available for church ministry, concerts and Ladies Conferences. She states, “God has given me a song to sing, and if you are blessed by it – Praise Him!”

Pauline recently came to an agreement with AG Publicity to help spread the word of her talents and successes to a larger audience.

Pauline Patterson is originally from Harlan County in Southeastern Kentucky. She now resides in Corbin, KY with her husband Kenneth. They have two grown sons, Bill and Scott, and three grandsons.

The Walkers In Middle Of National Tour

The Walkers In Middle Of National Tour

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Perry, Florida (June 28, 2016) Family Gospel music group, the Walkers, are in the midst of their national tour. They left Perry, FL June 2nd and will return August 8th, performing 47 concerts in 66 days from Arkansas to Maine.

Known for their close family harmonies, the group is promoting their album, Twenty, which features three Top 20 songs and 2 going Top 10 on the Power Source Magazine Christian Country Chart as well as their latest single, “By A Roman Soldier’s Hand” landing at #65 on SGN Scoops Southern Gospel Chart.

Billy Walker stated, ” We are so excited about this tour and the souls that we will be reaching with the music that God has blessed us to sing. We are also looking forward to working with AG Publicity to help us with getting our news and music out to a larger audience.”

Recently in the studio, a new album called Legacy is in production and new music to radio is coming soon.

The Walkers recently joined the AG Publicity family.

The remaining states for this tour are Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The dates and exact locations can be found at http://www.thewalkersonline.com/events/4590790533.

If you would like to learn more about The Walkers visit www.thewalkersonline.com.

Follow the Walkers on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/walkerministries and Twitter at https://twitter.com/walkersmusic.

If you would like to book The Walkers for your church or concert event contact them at billy@thewalkersonline.com.

Southern Gospel Trio Exodus Honored with Diamond Award Nomination, Charting Single, Video Appearance

Southern Gospel Trio Exodus Honored with Diamond Award Nomination, Charting Single, Video Appearance

Gadsden, Alabama (June 20, 2016) Exciting Southern Gospel Trio, Exodus, from Gadsden, Alabama, continues to see their ministry being blessed. They recently learned they had received a top ten nomination for Trio of the Year in the 2016 Diamond Awards. Their current single, “I’ve Been Set Free,” continues to impact radio charts, and they recently signed a publicity agreement with TS-Promotions and Publicity.

In addition, they were blessed be featured on the recently released “Red Book Revival,” DVD. In 2015, Exodus was a top ten finalist for the Singing News Horizon Award.

“I’ve Been Set Free” is the second charting single from Exodus’s CD project of the same name. Produced by Darren Morton and Allen Brantley, the CD is sure to produce even more charting success as it touches people across the country. The title song, as well as several others on the project, was written by Susan Brady, the trio’s alto.

Exodus is also honored to be a top ten finalist for Trio of the Year in the 2016 Diamond Awards. Group member Susan Brady said, “It’s an privilege to be a top ten nominee for Trio of the Year in the Diamond Awards. We are humbled to be included along with some of the top groups in Southern Gospel Music.” The awards are totally fan voted. Voting can be done online at www.sgnscoops.com/2016-diamond-awards/. The Diamond Awards will be presented during a special ceremony taking place this fall during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN.

The “Red Back Revival” DVD was filmed in front of a live audience. The event turned out to be an uplifting experience for all in attendance. The DVD features Exodus and other exciting gospel artists, and was hosted by Troy and Tammy Burns. Charlie Sexton led the choir for this unforgettable evening. The DVD/CD combo is available at Exodus live events, and also at www.redbackrevival.com.

Regarding their association with TS-Promotions and Publicity, Roger Spears said, “Jim Robinette and I are very excited to be partnering with Exodus as they grow their ministry. They are already gaining recognition across the area, as evidenced by their Diamond Award Top Ten nomination and we look forward to seeing where the Lord takes them in the next few months and years.”

For more information on Exodus, go to www.exodus-southerngospel.com, or email exodus-southerngospel@gmail.com.

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Karen Peck and New River Celebrate 25 Years At Homecoming

Karen Peck and New River Celebrate 25 Years At Homecoming

Dahlonega, Georgia (June 22, 2016) One of the largest crowds ever to attend gathered at New River Park on Father’s Day weekend for the Karen Peck and New River Homecoming. Friday and Saturday were filled with fun, fellowship, food and nightly concerts. The celebration included performances by Jeff and Sheri Easter, Brian Free and Assurance, The Guardians, Allison Speer, and of course Karen Peck and New River along with the New River Band.

“We had a great Homecoming filled with many incredible moments throughout the weekend. John Rowsey filled in Friday and Bill Shivers Saturday. We want to thank the Guardians and Brian Free Assurance for helping us out by letting us borrow their singers! Also the New River Band outdid themselves. David Owen, Dale Scragg, Craig Nobles, Danny Crawford, Matthew Gooch, and special guitarist Jeremy Medkiff did an outstanding job. We celebrated the Karen Peck and New River 25th Anniversary with some of our original members and were reminded of how blessed we were to travel with such great guys who are like family to us. Along with The Guardians and Brian Free and Assurance, Jeff & Sheri Easter and Allison Speer were amazing! We also want to thank everyone who came and supported our event. Can’t wait until next year!”commented Karen Peck.

The dates for next year’s Homecoming are again set for Father’s Day weekend. They will be celebrating on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, 17th, 2017. The artists appearing to be announced at a future date.

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com .

You can follow the group on FaceBook or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KarenPeckNR .

Karen Peck and New River is booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at http://www.harperagency.com or by E-mail at info@harperagency.com .

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36th Annual Sunday Mornin’ Country® A Huge Success

36th Annual Sunday Mornin’ Country® A Huge Success

Nashville, Tennessee (June 24, 2016) Every year gets progressively better for this Annual Country event whose goal is to minister to the Country Music artists and fans that gather in Nashville, Tennessee also known as Music City at the conclusion of the CMA Week. Sunday Mornin’ Country® is presented every year by the Music City Christian Fellowship.

Held at the Grand Ole Opry facility the large crowd enjoyed the likes of Brenda Lee, Marty Raybon (Lead Singer of Shenandoah), Buddy Jewell, John Berry, Uncle Si (of Duck Dynasty fame) with his daughter-in-law Marsha Robertson, Lulu Roman, and many more, in addition to Gospel artists Goodman Revival, the Fox Brothers, Jim Sheldon (the Positive Cowboy of the Music City Show), the Tennessee River Boys, and many more.

MCCF President, Lynn Fox, commented, “From beginning to end, this year’s event was chocked full of exciting, special moments. The audience seemed much more enthusiastic than ever before – Plus the show was very well attended. The program included some of the best performances I’ve ever seen on this type of show! I can honestly say that the future looks exceedingly bright for Sunday Mornin’ Country® and we’re already looking forward to next year!”

For more information visit www.MusicCityChristianFellowship.org

Sunday Mornin’ Country® is a registered trademark of the Music City Christian Fellowship.

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New Gospel Music Dinner Theater Series Announced

New Gospel Music Dinner Theater Series Announced

Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater Begins July 14th in Monteagle, Tennessee with Special Guest Mark Bishop, Other Top Artists to Follow

Monteagle, Tennessee (June 16, 2016) J.D. Oliver of Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse Resort in Monteagle, Tennessee, along with Roger Spears of Harmony Road TV, and TS-Promotions and Publicity recently announced the inaugural season of the Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater series. Set to begin on Thursday, July 14th, 2016, the inaugural event will feature award winning singer/songwriter, Mark Bishop, with a special appearance by Aimee’ Garner.

Featuring some of gospel’s top artists, and a fantastic “home cooked” buffet, these dinner concerts are sure to become a favorite for gospel music fans in Middle Tennessee, North Alabama, and surrounding areas. Future concerts will feature The Troy Burns Family, The WIlliamsons, The Lore Family, Tammy Jones Robinette and other top Christian artists.

“We’ve been talking to J.D. and the Smokehouse for a while, trying to find the best way to present a regular gospel concert series at the restaurant, and we’re all excited to offer the Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater, beginning this summer,” said Roger Spears. “The music room at the restaurant is perfect for this type of event, providing a nice intimate setting for both the artist and concert goers. And the food is wonderful!” he concluded.

Many will recognize the Smokehouse as the location for several of the Harmony Road TV programs. The venue is conveniently to Nashville, Chattanooga, Huntsville and other areas in Middle Tennessee and North Alabama. Overnight packages in the lodge, or one of the Smokehouse’s getaway cabins, will also be available for those who want to spend more time enjoying one of the most scenic areas of the state. A special 30 percent discount on lodging is available for those who attend the concert. Call 1-800-489-2091 and ask for the “Thursday Night Gospel” discount when you make your lodging reservations.

Opening night artist, Mark Bishop, has one of the most distinctive voices in all of gospel music. He is also regarded as one of the preeminent songwriters of our generation. His songs have been recorded by several of today’s most popular artists. Once you have heard one of Mark’s thought-provoking songs, you’ll immediately know why gospel music lovers consider him one of the genre’s top singer/songwriters.

With powerful vocals and youthful energy, Ringgold, Georgia’s Aimee’ Garner is sure to set the stage for an exciting and memorable evening. A favorite wherever she sings, Christian music fans are sure to hear more about Aimee’ in the years to come.

The Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater is presented by Harmony Road TV, Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse Resort, and TS-Promotions and Publicity.

Find out more on Facebook at Smokehouse Gospel Music Dinner Theater. For group discount, or other information, call 423-413-3586. Tickets are available at the door or by mail order (P.O. Box 123, Signal Mountain, TN, 37377). Adults are $18.50, which includes the full buffet, (including pulled pork BBQ, chicken, vegetables, and salad bar), soft drink, tea or coffee, and a special dessert. Children 2-10 are only $10.00.

The website for the Smokehouse is www.thesmokehouse.com. More information on Mark Bishop can be found at www.markbishopmusic.com. To learn more about Harmony Road TV, including where to watch, go to www.harmonyroadtv.com.

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The Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon Releases New Video Single From Latest CD

The Positive Cowboy, Jim Sheldon Releases New Video Single From Latest CD

Danville, Kentucky (June 16, 2016) Jim Sheldon, AKA, The Positive Cowboy from The Music City Show is announcing his new Video, “Church Like We Knew Back Then” from his Positively Free In Jesus album has just been released and is available for viewing on FaceBook..

From the pen of prolific songwriter Ronnie Hinson the song takes us back to the days when church and faith were foremost in the minds of people. Back to a time when people turned to God first and went to church every Sunday.

A special thanks goes to Jim’s home church in Danville KY, for all their participation. The video was filmed in Danville & Stanford KY, as well as Pigeon Forge, TN.

“Church Like We Knew Back Then” is Jim Sheldon’s current radio single and is quickly climbing the Christian Country charts.

As Jim Sheldon continues to produce quality music with a strong message it looks like another hit from the Positive Cowboy and video producer Godsey & Associates.

To learn more about the Positive Cowboy you can go to his webpage at http://www.jimsheldonmusic.com or his FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/jim.sheldon.56/.

To book Jim Sheldon contact Bev McCann at bev.a.mccann@gmail.com.

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Pruitt Family Highly Anticipated Album Releases Today

Pruitt Family Highly Anticipated Album Releases Today

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Maysville, GA (June 6, 2016) So Much Sweeter, the highly-anticipated album from the top ten charting family group, The Pruitt Family is available now. The Pruitt Family, known for their close family harmony and their high energy performances transfer that excitement to this new CD.

They will be doing a “LIVE” release of the CD on air with John Graves out of Pensacola, Florida on WTGF 90.5 today at 3:00 PM EST. You can listen live online at http://wtgffm.com/listen-live/ or download the app using this link:https://itunes.apple.com/bj/app/wtgf/id1050273081?mt=8 .

Tina Pruitt stated, “I am so excited about this project, and I am still amazed at God and how He works things out in a way that you know it could only be Him. The team that God put together is what has really made this project awesome. I would say it is our very best. The producers, engineers, song writers, musicians, and vocals were so talented, anointed by God. It was an honor to work with each person that had a hand in making this album. God is so good! There are only three words to describe what we feel about The Lord and what He has helped us accomplish : ‘So Much Sweeter’. What else can I say…….?”

John Darin Rowsey commented, “Family groups have always had a special place in my heart because that’s where it all began for me. The Pruitt family have a sincere devotion for ministry and a sincere devotion to each other that just makes my heart feel good. The songs on this project are sure to strike a chord with gospel music fans everywhere. I love these folks and I’m sure you are going to as well.”

Matthew Browder noted, “What an opportunity and honor to be invited to produce The Pruitt Family’s latest project So Much Sweeter. The project has a variety on it. The recording is more like an event to experience. It has the ingredients to bless you. Talent yes, but most of all the Holy Ghost. God has HIS finger prints on this recording. To say it was a delight to work with them would be an understatement. They have a heart for God and for people and it shows. They didn’t care to go the extra mile when it came to excellence. We do what we can and God does what we can’t. Get ready Pruitt Family, God is getting ready to do what you can’t!”

So Much Sweeter, produced by Matthew Browder and John Darin Rowsey, includes 10 tracks that have some of Gospel Music’s favorites, as well as new songs written by some of the most prolific song writers in the music industry today.

The song list includes:

1. Jesus Built This Church On Love

2. Sweeter as the Days Go By

3. God’s Appointed Time

4. Till the Storm Passes By

5. Bless His Name

6. Mama’s Prayer

7. Grateful

8. Love At First Sight

9. But For The Blood

10. Making A Way

This new CD is available on-line at http://www.pruittfamilyministries.com/#!store-1/l92gm.

You can learn more about the Pruitt Family by going to their website at http://pruittfamilyministries.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PruittFamilyMinistries.

To book the Pruitt Family E-mail them at pruittfamilyministries@gmail.com or call 678-316-9616 .

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About The Pruitts

Pruitt Family Ministries was established in April of 2013. This energized group consists of Mark Pruitt, his wife Tina Pruitt, and their two girls Brooke Pruitt and Alexis Pruitt. With tight family harmonies, they are second to none! Their mission is to share the message of the grace of Jesus Christ through testimony and song! Mark began singing and sharing his testimony at the age of 12, shortly after receiving salvation. Through the years, he has sung at many different churches and revivals, and is living proof that God is still in the miracle working business. Currently, he is enjoying heading up Pruitt Family Ministries (PFM) and traveling with his family every week. Tina accepted Christ at the tender age of 8. When she was only 14 years of age, God called her to sing in full time ministry with her family. Although she is only 18 years of age, Brooke has always allowed herself to be used by the Lord. She was saved at the age of 4 years old, and began leading worship at her home church in middle school. Alexis, or Lexi Belle as they like to call her, is the youngest member of PFM (age 11). She asked Jesus into her heart at 5 years old, and loves to shine her light for Him.

Jerry Salley On XM EnLighten

Jerry Salley On XM EnLighten

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Nashville, Tennessee (June 3, 2016) Please tune in TOMORROW, June 4th at noon eastern on Sirius XM Enlighten – channel 65. Jerry Salley, known for his great songwriting, will be demonstrating his talent as a phenomenal Bluegrass singer.

Kyle Cantrell, of XM EnLighten commented, “One of the most prolific and successful songwriters in Gospel, country, and bluegrass music is coming to EnLighten this weekend when Jerry Salley hosts EnLighten Album Spotlight! Aside from being great as a writer, Jerry is also one of the finest voices in the business and has just completed “Gospel From My Grassroots”, a collection of some of his best songs.”

Hear the album in its entirety on a show hosted by Jerry himself tomorrow (6/4) at Noon Eastern. Rebroadcasts are scheduled for Sunday (6/5) at 10 PM Eastern, Tuesday (6/7) at 1:00 PM Eastern, and Wednesday (6/8) at 6:00 PM Eastern.

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About Jerry Salley

Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “One of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths”, Jerry Salley, the 2003 “SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year”, has had over 400 songs recorded in his multi-award winning career.

Born in the small southern Ohio town of Chillicothe, he signed with Performing Rights Organization SESAC at eighteen years old. Writing and singing in Nashville since 1982, he has written multiple hits in Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music and may well be the most successful songwriter to have earned equal recognition from all three genres of music – not to mention his recent activity of songs/awards recorded by some of the best/current artists in the “Americana” music genre.

His country hits include the Reba McEntire smash “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain”, “Breakin’ New Ground” (Wild Rose/Universal Records), “I Fell In The Water” (John Anderson/BNA Records), “How Do You Sleep At Night” (Wade Hayes/DCK/Columbia Records), and four other Billboard chart records. His has written Three #1 Gospel hits, several #2 Gospel hits and over a dozen other top ten/top twenty Gospel songs. In addition to songs recorded by the previously mentioned artists, he has had songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Joe Nichols, Darryl Worley, Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Neal McCoy, Mark Chesnutt, Cece Winans, The Whites, and many others. He is a nine-time Dove Award nominee, having won a prestigious Dove for the 1990 Inspirational Song of the Year “His Strength Is Perfect”, recorded by and co-written with Steven Curtis Chapman.

Internationally he has penned no less than seven #1 Country hits in Australia just since 2001. To date Jerry’s songs have sold in excess of fourteen million records worldwide.

As an artist, Jerry has performed on numerous stage shows, including the honor of performing as a soloist many times on the world famous GRAND OLE OPRY. His television appearances include LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, REGIS AND KATHY LEE, NBC’S TODAY SHOW and several different TNN (THE NASHVILLE NETWORK) shows.

Great Day Announces First Mid-West Tour

Great Day Announces First Mid-West Tour

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Mount Dora, Florida (June 3, 2016) Up and coming Gospel singing family group, Great Day, is excited to announce their first Mid-west tour. Coming all the way from the great state of Florida the group consists of Dad, Mom, two daughters and a son who are looking forward to expanding their area for ministry.

Bill Ferguson, Dad and manager of the group stated, “Great Day is headed to the mid-west for a ten day, seven city tour that includes stops in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. This is the first trip as a group to the mid-west and we are thankful for the doors that God has opened.”

Great Day’s newest single release, “It Wasn’t Raining” is set to go to radio in June. It’s a new Kenna West/Lindsey Williams song that speaks to the faith of the most faithful man in the Bible and to the everlasting promise that God will guide us through anything, even if we can’t make sense of the situation. Trust God always, step out in faith, and know that He is always with you to guide and protect. In the end, no matter what, the blessings will come.

The Mid-West Tour schedule includes the following concerts:

06/05/2016

10:00am – Bunker Hill Christian Church – Salem, IN

06/05/2016

6:00pm – Faith Christian Church – Bloomfield, IN

06/10/2016

6:30pm – Owensburg Baptist Church – Owensburg, IN

06/11/2016

7:00pm – Monticello Christian Church – Montincello, IN

06/12/2016

10:00am – Pleasant Grove Community Church – Clarksville, OH

06/12/2016

6:00pm – Covington Eastside Nazarene – Covington, KY

To learn more about Great Day you can go to www.greatdaymusic.com or the group’s FaceBook at www.facebook.com/Great-Day.

For booking information, contact Bill Ferguson at 407-733-6165 or E-mail them at bookinginfo@greatdaygospel.com.

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About Great Day

Great Day is a gospel music ministry dedicated to serving the Lord and spreading the Word of God through song. Great Day is made up of husband and wife Bill and Brenda Ferguson, and Lisa Ann Ferguson. Based in Central Florida, Great Day was called into the ministry in 2005 and has been ministering throughout Florida for the past 5 years.

In 2011 Great Day experienced a year of growth and great blessings. Great Day provides a wide range of music, from old quartet standards, to fresh new arrangements from some of gospel music’s most prolific writers. As the reach of our ministry has expanded to include the Southeastern United States, our concert schedule has grown and doors continue to open for new avenues of ministry across the country. Knowing God has truly blessed Great Day with a clear vision to serve Him; we look forward to the future and are humbly approaching what God has planned for Great Day.