New SG Trio: The Bunkleys


The Bunkleys are a Southern Gospel family group, that consists of Rick Bunkley, his wife Peggy, and their son Dwayne. You will find that through listening to their music, that they have unique sound and amazing vocals that will minister to your heart and remind you of your walk with God. They have performed with groups such as the Downings, The Whisnants, The Down East Boys and Gold City.

Some of the songs that they have performed are: “I Know My God Can Do It”, “Mercy Leads Us Home”, and “Room With A View”.
Andrew Brunet shared “Through meeting Rick Bunkley, I have found a man who is such a great friend and a prayer warrior, like we all should be”. Through listening to some of their songs, you will begin to feel the Holy Spirit minister to your soul and will remind you
of your walk with Christ and where you will be headed for eternity. God has definitely blessed this group with some anointed talent for everyone to enjoy!
You can find more info about the group at or you can give them a call at 803-640-4702.

Knight Family To Release 30th Anniversary Collection


Three decades is long enough to amass a lot of miles and a lot of memories in Gospel music.  The Knight Family, from East Tennessee is celebrating that milestone with the most involved CD release of their career.  30th Anniversary Celebration, from the trio, features 16 cuts and some of the finest studio musicians in the world.

While the album features Knight Family classics, such as I Claim the Blood (which has been sang on state by group matriarch, Linda Knight, virtually nightly for the entirety of the 30 year ministry), Transfer Orders (a former radio single honoring Cathedral legend Glen Payne), and There’s A Refuge In Jesus (the title track from the group’s debut album), there are many new highlights to point out.

Angel Knight grew up in an acapella church in Hurley, VA.  Her grandmother, Nuvell Jackson, sang the Fannie Crosby tune, “I Shall Know Him,” often.  Not knowing how the tune went for certain, there was a lonesome and Celtic lilt to her voice as she sang it.  When it came time to record this album, the group had plenty of acapella material, but wanted to capture a certain Appalachian tone.  Adam Knight explains, “We called on Sam Levine, who has played for everyone from the Martins to Henry Mancini, to play pennywhistle and Frances Cunningham, who plays on the Opry weekly to play bazouki.  The magic they captured at TBN Studios translated to tape and gave us chills.”

Adam Knight, whose public fall and more public restoration several years ago left him with a testimony as few have, wrote the song “Man That I’ll Never Be Again,” for the album.  With the powerful lyric…”I’m not saying that I’m above reproach and I’m sure not free from sin, but I can’t help but worship Jesus, when I recall the man I’ll never be again,” the story of grace and mercy flows free.

Group matriarch, Linda Knight, closes the album with one of the finest renditions in her 48 year singing career with, “How Great Thou Art.”

Featuring East Tennessee’s finest musicians such as Adam & Aaron Knight, Tony Dingus, David Yates and Jon Presnell as well as Nashville A-listers like Bruce Watkins, Kelly Back, and Mike Schrimpf the album is 46 minutes of sonically pleasing instrumentation accompanying family, mountain style harmony that few artists can present.

Publicity by: Andrew Burnett

For more information: Knight Family Website


Paula & Angie Release Soon & Very Soon EP

(Wilmington, NC)- Meet Paula and Angie, a mother-daughter duo, who has been singing since 2013. Through listening to their music, you will begin to feel a passion like never before, when these two begin to share their message to you about what Christ has done in their lives. The mission statement for their ministry is: “To be the hands and feet of Jesus.”
Some of the songs that you may have heard them perform are: “God Will Open The
Windows“, “God On The Mountain Medley“, and “I Am Redeemed. ” You will find that throughout their career, along with featured artists from the Wilmington Celebration Choir such as: Michael English, Karen Peck and New River, Lynda Randle, and The Collingsworth Family.
The Lamon Recording Artists have currently released their new EP “Soon and Very Soon”to fans in the Gospel and Southern Gospel genre on March 11, 2016. You will find
two songs that you are sure to love and enjoy as they both are classics that we all should know by heart: “God On The Mountain Medley” and “Soon and Very Soon.” Through listening to “Soon and Very Soon”, you will find sounds like a song you would hear in the 70s and 80s, as it has the pop and rock sound that you would hear back then, in which this would have been the background Angie grew up in. The next song you will find is “God On The Mountain Medley”, has the perfect sound of the soul/jazz genre, many fans will fall in love with this, as you can relate to the words of this song as many of us have been through situations in this life, and God always brings us through it!
Their publicist, Andrew Brunet shares this: “Through meeting Paula and Angie, you will find no greater friend, so spiritually wise and sharing their talent that our precious Lord and Savior has given them.” You can meet them at one of their tour stops, they would love to see you:
  • May 29- Bethesda United Methodist Church- Fairmont NC
  • June 4- PrayzeFactor Tour- Jacksonville, FL
  • June 5- PrayzeFactor Tour- Jacksonville, FL
  • June 12- First Baptist Church Woodburn- Leland, NC
  • June 18- PrayzeFactor Tour- Charleston, SC
  • June 19- PrayzeFactor Tour- Charleston, SC
You can purchase their music through digital outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Music. If you would like to find out more info about them, go to their website. For booking inquiries, contact A.C.T.S Management at 404-432-7648.

Tony Guyton Launches Solo Ministry

Buddy Durrett To Release Double Album


Buddy Durrett is a Country Gospel soloist located in Hardy, VA. Through listening to his music, you will begin to enter into an atmosphere of praise and worship as The Holy Spirit ministers to you through the powerful lyric of each song. When asked about his project, Buddy shares “that he knows it will be a blessing to many souls and hopes to reach the lost to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.”

You will find that Buddy has been involved in the music for almost 60 years. He has served as a radio personality, a booking agent, worship leader and executive producer. He has shared the stage with many artists such as: New Hearts, The Knight Family, Soul Purpose, and Bread of Life Gospel Singers. Some of his songs on his new project include: “God’s Master Plan”, “Jesus Will Welcome Them Home”, “My Heavenly Home”, and “God Only Sees The Blood.” As a songwriter, Buddy Durrett’s songs have been recorded by The Knight Family, Bread of Life, and the Victory Trio.

Currently over the last 9 months, Buddy and accomplished producer, Adam Knight have entered the studio multiple times to begin putting together a 20-song double CD project. The album features some of Nashville and East Tennessee’s finest musicians. You will find that on the album there are four distinct genres: Southern Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, Orchestrated Hymns, and Neo-Traditional Country Cuts.

The album is set for release in mid-May 2016 on the AOK Records Label. It will be available directly from Buddy, AOK Records, and from your favorite digital partner.

Stop by and see Him at one of his current tour stops, He would be glad to see you:

May 18th– John A’s Restaurant- Nashville, TN

May 27th-29th Breaks Interstate Park- Breaks, VA

June 5th- Calvary FWB Church- Kingsport TN

June 11th- Emmanuel Baptist Church- Roanoke, VA

You can find out more info about Buddy and his music on his website, and for booking, you can give him a call at 540-798-5850

Gold City Announces Departure


Gadsden, AL – Chip Pullen, lead singer for Gold City announced his resignation on the group’s Facebook Live broadcast on Thursday evening, April 28, 2016. Chip, who has been called to preach the gospel, stated that at this time in his life he wants to continue his Bible studies. He’s taking a position with a local landscaping company that will allow him to pursue his education an afford him the opportunity to preach more. He leaves with Gold City’s blessing.

Daniel Riley, manager for the group, says, “We love Chip, and we hate to see him go, but we certainly understand that God has a great plan for his life in the ministry. Chip is like a brother to us, so we are certainly going to miss him and his powerful voice in the lead position. As much as we know God has a wonderful plan for Chip’s future, we also know that He has the right person out there for Gold City, too. God has never failed us and has always sent the right man for the right season. We know He won’t fail us now.”


Tim Riley’s Wife Passes Away


Glencoe, AL – Gold City is heartbroken to report the unexpected passing of Daniel Riley’s mother, Barbara (Mrs. Tim) Riley earlier this evening. Please be in prayer for Daniel and the Riley family at this time. Daniel especially requests that you remember his father, Tim, when you pray. On behalf of the Riley family, we respectfully request the family be allowed some time together without phone calls. More information will be shared as it becomes available about funeral arrangements and the group’s tour schedule for this weekend. Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Arrangements for Barbara Riley are as follows:

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016 at North Glencoe Baptist Church. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, April 22, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the church. Online condolences may be made at Collier Butler

Talley’s Announce Video Release


The Talleys are excited to announce the release of a brand-new short concept film featuring their latest single, “The People In The Line.” The song is the first release from their highly acclaimed recording, “After All This Time.”

Starring Jedda Nastasi Meyers and Lauren Talley along with Mahé Meyers, the short film depicts a woman (Talley) going about everyday routines when a stranger’s (Meyers) suddenly tragic circumstances cause her to be aware of the struggles of others. The film was shot on location at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS, the Kelley Marie Boutique and Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, TN, and was produced and directed by Jared Meyers of Meyers Media, LLC. / The Talleys.

The Talleys premiered “The People In The Line” short film at the Absolutely Gospel Awards April 12, 2016, and the film is being released online and to various media outlets April 13, 2016. The song and film are both now available at The Talley’s Website.

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New Ground Recording First Live DVD


Scottsboro, Alabama – New Ground, of Scottsboro, Alabama, announces their very first LIVE DVD recording to take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00pm.  This DVD will be filmed at the Grace Church Bessemer located in Bessemer, Alabama.  The filming will also include a personal look with the New Ground members with interviews and special stories about their 23 year span of singing Southern Gospel Music.

Known for their energetic powerful worship thru song, New Ground will be singing some of the old standards and mixing in new songs for this anticipated recording with expected release date of Summer 2016.

Join Dale & Robbie Maxwell, David Owens and Scott Brand for this great night of worship.   For additional information you can call (256) 574-0138 or visit them at New Ground Website

From: Absolutely Gospel News Feed

Merle Haggard Dies At 79


Merle Haggard, the grizzled country music legend whose songs such as “Okie from Muskogee” and “Fightin’ Side of Me” made him a voice for the workingman and the outsider, has died. He was 79.

Haggard died Wednesday April 6, 2016,  his birthday, of complications from pneumonia at his home in Northern California.

While not known for gospel music, the hall of fame country legend recorded numerous gospel albums including the popular Award Winning Gospel Hits which featured such songs as Life’s Railway To Heaven, Precious Lord Take My Hand, Farther Along and others.

Merle Haggard Life’s Railway To Heaven- YouTube