Down East Boys Celebrate Number One Song

Singing News extends its sincere congratulations to the esteemed Down East Boys, distinguished recording artists under Sonlite Records, for their remarkable achievement with the chart-topping single ‘Love Worth Dying For.’ The song has secured the prestigious number ONE position in the Top 80 official chart for the month of January.

The celebration was attended by friends within the Gospel music community. We celebrate their success at the pinnacle of the national airplay spin-based chart compiled by the reporting radio stations and networks.

Subject: Urgent Request for Support and Prayer for The Sharps

Fort Payne, AL. February 14th — In a time of uncertainty, we want to reach out to our community for support and heartfelt prayers for Tony Lewis and his family as he undergoes further comprehensive medical testing today.

Tony’s health condition demands additional investigation, and we are earnestly seeking answers to guide his treatment and recovery. We kindly request the continued thoughts and prayers from our friends, family, and Southern Gospel community as we navigate through this challenging time.

While the family deeply appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support, they also ask for respect and understanding regarding Tony’s privacy during this delicate period. Worry is a natural human response, but the family remains steadfast in their faith that God is in control.

We invite you to join us in a collective prayer today on behalf of Tony, uniting our hearts and minds in the hope for positive outcomes. 

Tony will be receiving all messages and remarks sent to the email address below. 

For further inquiries, please contact:

www.thesharpsquartet.com thesharpsquartet@yahoo.com

Ernie Haase Spends Valentine’s Day With Singing News Radio

NASHVILLE, TN- Singing News Radio is thrilled to announce a special Valentine’s Day broadcast featuring the esteemed guest, ERNIE HAASE, on The Morning Show with Joseph Reed. This exclusive interview will showcase music from Ernie Haase and Signature Sound’s enchanting “Decades of Love” album, creating a captivating atmosphere of love songs and nostalgia.

Scheduled to take place on Valentine’s Day, the broadcast will air from 7 am to 11 am EST.  Listeners can tune in to the broadcast on singingnews.com or access it conveniently through our free app, providing a seamless and immersive experience for all.

ERNIE HAASE, a renowned artist in the music industry, will bring his distinctive talent and captivating presence to The Morning Show with Joseph Reed.

To join in on the musical celebration of love, set your alarms and be ready to tune in on Valentine’s Day from 7 am to 11 am EST. Whether you’re starting your day with a loved one or simply enjoying the music solo, The Morning Show with Joseph Reed promises to deliver a heartwarming and melodious experience.

The interview will be re-broadcast on February 14, 2024 at 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Singing News Radio.

For more information about the broadcast and to access the stream, visit singingnews.com or download our free app in your app store.

National Quartet Convention and Turning Point Ministries Join Forces

Leading Gospel Music organization National Quartet Convention and David Jeremiah’s Turning Point Ministries partner for 2024 season.
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PIGEON FORGE, TN – Turning Point Ministries, the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah, has been announced as the title sponsor of the 2024 National Quartet Convention and all NQC produced events.

The announcement was made on January 31 by the National Quartet Convention (NQC) board of directors. NQC 2024 will be held September 22-28, 2024, in Pigeon Forge, TN, at the LeConte Center.

“National Quartet is a great love of my dad’s” said David Michael Jeremiah, president of Turning Point Ministries. “He [David Jeremiah] has been a part of National Quartet for many years, and we’ve been honored to be a part of this great convention and watch it grow over the years. Now we have the opportunity to partner with NQC and take our involvement to the next level.” Turning Point will sponsor NQC in 2024 and looks forward to being on the ground at the events to interact with the thousands of participants who share a love of Gospel Music and the Gospel.

Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of NQC, stated: “We indeed welcome Turning Point Ministries as the title sponsor for the 2024 NQC and all 2024 NQC produced events. Dr. Jeremiah has been our featured keynote speaker for over 20 years, and we are thrilled to partner with his great organization to advance the Gospel and further our mutual Kingdom work.”

Turning Point Ministries was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world. More than three decades later, with a multimedia network featuring radio, television, online programming, magazine, and books, Turning Point captures, curates and communicates Bible Strong content from Dr. Jeremiah’s teachings to reach people around the globe with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

NQC 2024 will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN, from September 22-28, 2024. Nightly concerts will feature the top artists from the world of traditional Southern Gospel Music, and the also features the SGMA Hall of Fame Induction, the Singing News Fan Awards and special keynote speakers.

More information on Showcase Spectacular lineups, Chapel Services, and guest speakers will be announced at a later date.

Having been suspended for a time to reseat existing customers into the new center stage configuration, seats for NQC 2024 will be back on sale at www.NQConline.com starting February 5th, 2024.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Remind Believers “We Are The Church”

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Gospel music’s premier quartet, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, is set to kick off the year with an impassioned new single, “We Are The Church,” releasing Friday from StowTown Records. In addition, the GRAMMY® nominated, Dove Award-winning group’s popular “Friday Night Sing” YouTube series will make its highly anticipated return February 2.  
 
Inaugurating Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s third decade of music and ministry, “We Are The Church” was penned by Haase, Sue C. Smith and Lee Black and produced by Wayne Haun. Choral and orchestral arrangements of “We Are The Church” will also be available for congregational use. The anthem, which epitomizes the group’s mission, sounds a clarion call for believers to stand firm in faith amidst worldly despair. 
 
“I came to the table with this idea a couple of months ago, troubled by the way things are trending in our culture,” Haase shares of the song’s inspiration. “While it seems we’re all on edge these days and the future is uncertain, I want to remind my brothers and sisters in Christ that we’re not called to fight for an earthly kingdom. We’re here to promote an eternal agenda, one that defines who we are and Whose we are—bought by the blood of Jesus. Because of that glorious truth, we can weather any storm.”   
 
Haase continues, “Jesus says in John 16:33, ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ No matter what the days ahead hold, we have this assurance. Who we are matters. We are the Church and it’s time to stand on that foundation.”   
 
Subsequently, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound are poised to launch the long-awaited third season of their popular “Friday Night Sing” series. Debuting February 2 at 7:00 pm ET on YouTube, the six-episode season will be highlighted by intimate acoustic performances from the quartet, as well as special greetings from Bill Gaither, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sandi Patty and Pastor Robert Jeffress, among other friends of the group. A new episode will premier every Friday evening through March 8.  
 
Originating as a way for the group to connect with their fans during the pandemic, “Friday Night Sing” exploded in popularity, with many episodes amassing large audiences and new viewers tuning in from more than 30 countries. “We’ve heard people loud and clear from all over the world; they’ve missed the community we’ve built virtually from our living rooms to theirs on Friday nights,” Haase says of the show’s return. “The stories we share and the fellowship we have through this online format just isn’t possible to this extent on the road.”
 
“Last year while we were touring in Scotland, we met a family with five children who told us they looked forward to watching ‘Friday Night Sing’ each week,” he continues. “Despite the time difference, which meant they were viewing it live in the wee hours of the morning in Scotland, they wanted the opportunity to watch it together with everyone around the world. That means so much to us, witnessing people come together to share this unique experience.”    
 
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s new single and “Friday Night Sing” reboot arrive on the heels of a watershed year for the group. Commemorating two decades of music and ministry in 2023, the quartet marked the milestone with the release of Live in Amsterdam: A 20th Anniversary Celebration last summer, and they shared the stage with the most awarded a cappella group in history, Take 6, for a showstopping performance during the 54th Annual GMA Dove Awards in October.  

This Week on Gospel Music Today – 1 21 2024

Scotty Inman is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of January 21. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Sojourner Quartet, and Jean reviews new recordings by The Pine Ridge Boys and James Rainey. An article from AbsolutelyGospel.com featuring Dusty Wells is the subject…

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Congratulations to Southbound and The SGN SCOOPS Top 100 Southern Gospel February 2024

1. Somebody Testify Southbound/Daywind 2. Privilege Of Prayer Whisnants/UIA 3. I Think I’ll Just Go On Perrys/StowTown 4. Carry The Glorious Gospel Mylon Hayes Family/UIA 5. Come To The Well Inspirations/Crossroads 6. I’m Forgiven Kingdom Heirs/Crossroads 7. Here Comes Jesus Jeff & Sheri Easter/Gaither Music 8. Sheaves Karen Peck & New River/Daywind 9. Until We…

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Pray For Claude Hopper

A personal note from The Hoppers: As we embrace this new year, new challenges often arise. For our family, the specific challenge has been the hospitalization of Pop (Claude). Over the last week, he has suffered two minor heart attacks and doctors have discovered an aneurysm. As always, Pop is in great spirits and working…

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ARTIST RESOURCE SERVICES WELCOMES NEW TEAM MEMBER

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Artist Resource Services (ARS) of Hendersonville, TN, the independent artist and label services arm of New Day Christian Distributors, welcomes Kim Pennington as its Director of Radio Promotions, effective January 1, 2024. ARS has seen continued growth over the last two years in production, marketing, merchandising, and especially at Southern Gospel radio…

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