Jan 30, 2015
Quartet Night Across America to air this Sunday on TBN
(Hendersonville, TN – Jan. 30, 2015) Male quartet fans are in for a treat this Sunday, Feb. 1, when Quartet Night Across America airs at 11:30 p.m. CST, on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). It will be the first of multiple airings of the program on TBN.
Some of America’s top male quartets will take viewers on a musical journey from 1910 through the present day, performing a unique blend of four-part harmony that was birthed through the church. It will be a historical stroll complete with timeless music that has been and continues to be a fixture intertwined within the moral fiber of America.
The performers include the Blackwood Brothers, Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five and the Tribute Quartet.
“We are so excited to bring Quartet Night Across America into millions of homes through with the help of our friends at TBN,” Daywind vice president Scott Godsey shares. “We can’t wait to see what the response to the program will be. With these first-class artists performing nostalgic songs that just never seem to grow old, Quartet Night Across America is sure to be an unforgettable stroll down memory lane with a glimpse of the great Southern Gospel songs being produced today.”
The Quartet Night Across America program has plans to make stops in various cities for live performances this year, with the premiere of the DMG Concerts event coming at the Greenbrier Quartet Festival. The Greenbrier Quartet Festival will be held from March 9-11 at the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
For more information about Quartet Night Across America call 1-800-635-9581 or visit online at DMGconcerts.com.
Jan 30, 2015
Goodman Revival: Debut Release Songs in the Key of Happy Tops Sales Charts
Fans and Radio “HAPPY” to Hear “What a Happy Time”
Newly Formed Trio Launches Website
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—January 29th, 2014—Songs in the Key of Happy (Gaither Music Group), the debut CD release from newly formed trio Goodman Revival, landed at #1 on this week’s Southern Gospel chart according to Nielsen Soundscan. In addition, the Songs in the Key of Happy DVD topped the Christian Music Video chart.
The audio release also landed at #11 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart, and the DVD came in at #4 on the Billboard Music Video chart.
“I’m extremely excited about the way Goodman Revival is bringing these old favorites back to life,” stated Barry Jennings, president of Gaither Music Group. “We are especially thrilled with the response we are getting from our television audiences who have been moved by the way Tanya, Michael and Johnny communicate these old classics in a fresh and powerful way. These songs hold a great deal of significance for people all over the world; and Goodman Revival has a gift for connecting with those listeners, as well as attracting a new generation of gospel music enthusiasts.”
In addition to this week’s recording launch, the group’s debut single, “What a Happy Time,” landed in the Top 80 chart of national monthly radio airplay after only two weeks of nationwide airplay. The song is in the Top 5 New Releases at 14 stations and is the #3 Pick Hit at six stations.
“I have believed in this song from the moment I heard Goodman Revival’s new rendition of it,” stated radio promoter Les Butler, of Family Music Group. “…and I am not alone in my enthusiasm! Programmers across the country have been excited to have music from this trio, and I am thrilled with the early numbers we are seeing surrounding this single. I’ve heard the smiles in their voices as they talked about how happy they were to add Goodman Revival to their playlists.”
Songs in the Key of Happy finds Goodman Revival, of Smyrna, TN, paying homage to the music they grew up singing and hearing. The trio consists of Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes and Johnny Minick, each of whom are seasoned Christian music veterans and past members of the legendary Happy Goodman Family singing group. This recording debut finds these familiar faces capturing the musical styles and heritage that have endeared them to countless people around the world for several decades.
Produced by Sykes and Minick, the new release features gospel classics such as “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey,” “This Is Just What Heaven Means to Me,” “Look for Me,” “I Hold a Clear Title to a Mansion,” “Eyes of Jesus,” “Until You’ve Known the Love,” “Who Am I” and other fan favorites as well as an all-new song, “Settle the Score,” penned by Minick featuring that “Goodman three-quarter time.”
“Johnny has the entire discography,” explains Goodman Sykes. “We sat down together and kept refining the list of songs. Each of us had our favorites, and we finally whittled the list down to 13 songs.”
“As a producer, I think I brought more of the ‘current feel’ stylistically to the recording,” recalls Sykes. “Johnny keeps the old school style real, and he's a big part of the DNA of who we are.”
Minick agrees, “There is a strong balance here. Michael makes you want to do things. I think I sang things I might not have wanted to sing, and it worked. Michael brings energy to what we do. We have a lot of fun.”
The energy and passion the members of Goodman Revival bring to these timeless songs are readily evident on the DVD that was filmed before an enthusiastic audience at Gaither Studios in Alexandria, Indiana. In addition to the LIVE performance, the trio sat down with the video’s host and their longtime friend Bill Gaither for a behind-the-scenes look at the new recording and the Goodman Family legacy.
The trio was joined by a few special friends for the video’s performances. “The Gaither Vocal Band did a couple songs, and our great friend and super cheerleader Russ Taff joined us on ‘The Sweetest Song I Know.’ He rocked it down to the ground,” says Goodman Sykes. “It was awesome. He is a dynamo. That was a lot of fun.”
The new releases are currently airing as part of a tv campaign on DISH TV, DIRECTV, AT&T Uverse, GaitherTV, TBN, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, RFD, TCT and TLN. The campaign is airing in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS. The group has received glowing album reviews and has been featured on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio’s enLighten Channel and in HOMECOMING Magazine. Goodman Revival will appear on the Gaither Vocal Band’s upcoming DVD Sometimes It Takes a Mountain (Gaither Music Group).
The Songs in the Key of Happy CD and DVD are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, and they are available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon and http://www.gaither.com.
To view a preview of the Songs in the Key of Happy DVD, visit:
For further information, visit the group’s newly launched website http://www.goodmanrevival.com or connect at facebook.com/GoodmanRevival or on Twitter: @GoodmanRevival.
ABOUT GOODMAN REVIVAL:
Accomplishments are nothing new to this team of veteran singers and musicians. After singing with her family, including her father, Rusty Goodman, as a teenager, Tanya performed solo concerts and toured with Michael whom she had met and married while traveling. Amidst becoming a mother to two daughters, she found time to be a member of the trio Heirloom, record a GRAMMY® Award-winning album of lullabies for children, sing on numerous recordings as a Nashville studio singer and become a featured soloist in Nashville’s Christ Church Choir.
Before playing piano on the road with The Goodmans, Michael toured with artists including the Hemphills; Ponder, Sykes & Wright; Sammy Hall and Willie Wynn and the Tennesseans. He then began working as a producer where he blossomed, shaping the recordings and careers of artists including the Gaither Vocal Band, The Martins, The Oak Ridge Boys, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, The Imperials, Dottie Rambo, Russ Taff and Michael English among others.
On the road since the age of 17, Minick performed with The Happy Goodman Family in the mid-‘70s as a piano player before starting his own family group. In 1996, he rejoined The Goodmans, forming a trio with Howard and Vestal Goodman. The three of them toured together for five years, recorded several projects and appeared regularly on the Gaither Homecoming events. In addition to his singing career, in 1993, Minick started River of Life Church, in Smyrna, TN, which he still pastors today.
Jan 30, 2015
Jim Brady Trio CD Release Party to be broadcast on SiriusXM’s enLighten Station this Saturday
(Hendersonville, TN – Jan. 30, 2015) The Jim Brady Trio celebrated Tuesday’s release of its debut project with Daywind Records at a CD release party, which was held at Bridgestone Arena’s SiriusXM Music City Theater in Nashville, Tenn.
“We give heartfelt thanks to Daywind and SiriusXM for helping us celebrate the release of ‘A New Chapter,’” Jim Brady emphasizes. “We were honored by our friends and industry peers who came to join in the celebration as well as those who sent best wishes. We’re thankful for the doors God has opened for the Jim Brady Trio and anticipate great things in this next chapter of our lives.”
The trio consists of Jim Brady, his wife Melissa and former Legacy Five pianist Tim Parton. Parton and Jim Brady co-produced the 12-song project, and Jim Brady wrote or co-wrote six of those songs, two of which were comprised along with Melissa Brady. Melissa also penned a song with Sue C. Smith, one of the notable songwriters on the project along with Eddie Crook, Phil Cross, Rodney Griffin, Squire Parsons, Randy Phillips, Barry Weeks, Aaron Wilburn and Tony Wood.
The group performed songs from the project at Tuesday’s invitation-only event. It will be broadcast on Sirius XM’s enLighten station this Saturday, Jan. 31, at both noon and 3 p.m. It will also be aired at undisclosed times in the future as well.
“It was a wonderful privilege that we all had to celebrate the album’s release with the Jim Brady Trio,” Daywind vice president Scott Godsey shares. “They delighted us with songs from the project. Through much thought, planning, time and prayer, they have hit a home run with ‘A New Chapter.’ If Southern Gospel fans haven’t heard the Jim Brady Trio yet, they are in for an absolute treat. We hope they tune in this Saturday to get a taste of what we feel is going to be a top-notch artist in our genre.”
For more information on the Jim Brady Trio, visit the group’s web site at http://www.jimbradytrio.com.
Jan 30, 2015
Wilburn & Wilburn Receive AGM Award Nomination For Video
Gadsden, Ala (January 30, 2015) Daywind recording artists, Wilburn & Wilburn, have been nominated for their new video "Help Me” by the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.
"Help Me” is a moving video asking God to help me, help someone else. It's timely message is is fitting for the tumultuous events in our country today.
Jonathan Wilburn stated, "We are seeing this video touch hearts everywhere we perform and are honored to have received an Absolutely Gospel Music Award nomination.”
Voting for the Awards begins Sunday, February 1st and will continue through Saturday February 21st . Simply go to http://www.absolutelygospel.com and look for the large banner at the top of the front page and you can click to vote for Wilburn & Wilburn.
The Absolutely Gospel Music Awards, often called the "finest” awards in the industry have been presented since 2002 by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com. The award nominations are chosen by the staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com and other select industry professionals, and most of the winners are then chosen by the fans of the genre and readers of the site. In 2005, AbsolutelyGospel.com held its first AGM Music Awards Celebration which brought in all the artists, industry professionals, and fans for an official awards ceremony. In 2006, AbsolutelyGospel.com held a contest for the readers to name the statue that is presented to the winners at the Awards Celebration, in which "Ovation" was chosen as the winner. The Ovations are handed out on the second Tuesday in April every year.
They can also be heard on this weeks programming for "
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To learn more about Wilburn and Wilburn go to http://www.wilburn2.com or on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn
Jan 30, 2015
Standing Room Only Crowds Highlight Crabb Family Platinum Reunion Tour
Lives Changed, Hearts Encouraged, People Saved during Anointed Services
(Nashville, TN – January 30, 2015) – Tonight, The Crabb Family continues the Platinum Reunion Celebration Tour with a SOLD OUT crowd in Birmingham, AL. Thousands of excited fans have welcomed The Crabb Family back to the stage with standing room only, sold-out crowds, as the anointed, musically excellent ensemble performs together during a select number of appearances through February 2015.
Celebrating 20 years, this worship experience reunites the entire family - Adam, Terah, Jason, Aaron and Kelly - along with special guest Mike Bowling, to deliver an amazing evening full of music laughter and ministry.
More than the applause, standing ovations and excitement, this tour is changing lives. Countless individuals have given their hearts and lives to Christ during the anniversary celebration.