Gadsden, Alabama (October 28, 2016) Multi-award winning duo Wilburn and Wilburn are excited to announce the release of its first-ever Christmas recording. The new album, Simply Christmas, was recorded with the intention of taking listeners back to a simpler time when holidays represented the birth of a Savior and times of memory making with friends and family.
Simply Christmas features 10 of the duo’s favorite Christmas recordings. Featuring a more acoustic feel, Simply Christmas was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Ben Isaacs along with Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn.
Jonathan Wilburn said, “We wanted to bring the people an album with Christmas songs that take us to a more simple time that featured a slower pace of life and music. We also wanted to present the simple reason for the season: Jesus!”
Jordan Wilburn also commented, “I have always enjoyed Christmas music but this album reignited my love for it. The arrangements are simple, the music is simple and the message is simple. That is our reason for naming the CD ‘Simply Christmas’.”
Simply Christmas features all-new acoustic versions of holiday classics like “Joy to the World“, “O Come All Ye Faithful“, and “Go Tell It On the Mountain“, as well as updated versions of modern hits like “Mary Did You Know” and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem“.
The track listing is as follows:
Joy to the World
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
What Child Is This
Mary Did You Know
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
O Come All Ye Faithful
Oh Holy Night
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Christmas Time’s a Coming
Nashville, Tennessee (October 28, 2016) AGM Award-winning country-bluegrass hybrid group HIGHROAD is pleased to announce the group’s newest recording, Somewhere I’m Going, is officially available on iTunes and other major online outlets.
Sarah Davison, group keyboardist and vocalist stated, “Our goal is to make Christ known and to shed light in a dark world, so we are incredibly happy to offer our music now online, on iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube. We hope folks will enjoy it and share it with others.”
Somewhere I’m Going, features favorite Gospel classics, including “Sweet By And By“, “Till The Storm Passes By“, “Squirrel Hunter“, and “I’d Rather Have Jesus“, as well as many songs written by group members Sarah Davison, Kinsey Kapfhammer, and Kristen Bearfield.
Somewhere I’m Going officially released this month on HIGHROAD’s online store where you can order this new project as well as previously released CDs and other products the popular group carries.
View their iTunes Artist Page where you will find downloads to several of their latest recordings.
Hendersonville, Tennessee (October 24, 2016) Details were just announced for the 6th Annual Christmas Banquet hosted by award-winning country-infused Gospel group The Freemans. The 6th Annual Freemans Christmas Banquet will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activity Center in downtown Judsonia, Arkansas.
The annual family event will be filled with holiday music from The Freemans along with special guest Josh & Ashley Franks. A special dinner prepared by The Freemans is also a favorite part of the special night.
“The crew will get to Judsonia about three days ahead and will cook and decorate for the full three days,” Chris Freeman stated, “We are blessed with a wonderful workforce that Robert and Lisa Rowland put together. We could not do it without them.”
In addition to dinner and music, the evening will feature special giveaways and will collect canned goods and toys for families in need during the holidays.
Tickets are $12.00 in advance and are on sale now. For tickets and more information, call or text Rowland Promotions at 501-284-1182. You can also purchase tickets on The Freemans website www.the-freemans.com/appearances. Only 150 tickets are available and must be purchased in advance.
Weleetka, Oklahoma (October 19, 2016) Award winning Gospel group, The Williamsons are excited about their second annual Homecoming set for Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Ada, Oklahoma.
The Williamsons, a crowd pleasing mixed quartet will be featuring some of their biggest hits and also sharing the stage with such artists as The Talleys, Sue Dodge (of the Gaither Homecoming Videos), and Pat Green (Formerly of the Rambos).
After the Matinee Pastor Amos Dodge of the Capitol Church in Washington D.C. will be delivering a soul stirring message. Pastor Dodge is the husband of Sue Dodge.
There will be a Matinee at 2:00PM followed by a meal at 4:00PM, ending with the evening concert at 5:30PM. The event will be at the Union Valley Baptist Church, 7 miles Southeast of Ada, OK on Hwy 3.
Admission is free with a love offering received.
“New Song” Makes Unprecedented Claim at the Top Spot
HILTONS, Virginia (October 18, 2016) Dove Award-nominated Gospel group The Browders has once again claimed the #1 spot on the Singing News monthly chart. “New Song” the seventh single from the award-winning project Time Machine, will top the chart on the upcoming December 2016 Singing News Top 80 Chart.
The Browders are the first Southern Gospel artist to ever claim seven #1 singles from a single project. The six previous #1 songs from Time Machine included “He Is Alive”, “Listening For the Shout”, “He Took the Nails”, “Waiting For You to Get Home”, “Lift Up His Name,” and “Time Machine”. “New Song” is the seventh number one from this project, but their eighth consecutive number one song.
Lead singer and main songwriter for the group Matthew Browder commented, “I want to thank God for His favor, and I want to thank our loyal fans as well as our record company Daywind Records.”
“New Song,” written by the 2015 AGM Songwriter of the Year Matthew Browder, speaks of the new song every believer will sing when we reach our eternal home.
The Browders are in the early stages of preparing for a new studio album, due in the Spring of 2017.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (October 12, 2016) Grammy Nominated Southern Gospel powerhouse Karen Peck & New River was honored at last night’s 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards. The popular family quartet took home two trophies at Gospel music’s biggest night.
The group won its first Dove for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year during the pre-show, and later in the evening won Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for their #1 hit single “I Am Blessed”. Group founder and namesake Karen Peck Gooch won an additional trophy for co-writing “I Am Blessed” with critically acclaimed writers Kenna West and Michael Farren.
Karen Peck Gooch responded, “We are very thankful and honored to receive these GMA Dove awards. This year Karen Peck & New River is celebrating 25 years of ministry. We have had a lot of incredible moments over the years and today will definitely be one of the most special. We are so grateful to the Lord for this season in our ministry. As the song says, ‘We are blessed beyond measure.'”
Karen Peck & New River was also honored to be a featured performer during the program’s main show. The group was featured on the song “Amazing Grace” during the Gospel Music Hymn Sing portion. Other performers featured during the segment included the Isaacs, Greater Vision, the Kingdom Heirs, Joseph Habedank, and more.
The trend-setting group has won a total of six Dove Awards in its storied career. Most recently this year, the group’s critically acclaimed recording Pray Now was nominated for a Grammy Award and won Album of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards this past April.
The group will be returning to the studio to record the follow-up album soon. The group’s current single, “Calling”, recently spent two weeks in the #1 spot on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart, the Southern Gospel industry’s most watched weekly chart.