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IVAN PARKER CELEBRATES ‘SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY’

IVAN PARKER CELEBRATES ‘SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Award-winning Southern Gospel vocalist and Difference Media artist Ivan Parker was a featured performer this week at “Sunday Mornin’ Country,” held at the Grand Ole Opry House on the final day of CMA Music Fest. Hosted by legendary entertainer Brenda Lee—a member of the Rock and Roll, Country and Rockabilly Halls of Fame—the event also featured appearances by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, LuLu Roman and Joanne Cash Yates, among others.

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RICARDO SANCHEZ CELEBRATES MUSICAL ROOTS

RICARDO SANCHEZ CELEBRATES MUSICAL ROOTS

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Difference Media recording artist and acclaimed worship leader Ricardo Sanchez is set to return August 18 with Taste + See, the GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter’s first project in nearly two years. Recorded live at San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church earlier this month, Sanchez wrote or co-penned all of the album’s 10 tracks, co-producing the set with Louie Higuera.  

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IVAN PARKER JOINS LEGENDARY LINEUP FOR

IVAN PARKER JOINS LEGENDARY LINEUP FOR

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Award-wining Southern Gospel vocalist Ivan Parker is set to join a slate of legendary performers for the 37th “Sunday Mornin’ Country” event June 11 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House, it was recently announced. Held during CMA Music Fest and hosted by GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Brenda Lee, “Sunday Mornin’ Country” will also feature such iconic entertainers as Roy Clark, LuLu Roman, Joanne Cash Yates, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Ronnie McDowell and Daryle Singletary, among others.  

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NATALIE GRANT AND JASON CRABB TO HEADLINE

NATALIE GRANT AND JASON CRABB TO HEADLINE

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Two of Christian music’s biggest voices—multi-GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Natalie Grant and GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Jason Crabb—are set to headline the second annual American Gospel Celebration June 8 and 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Celebrating faith and freedom, the event will be highlighted by messages from best-selling author and renowned pastor John Hagee and author and pastor Matt Hagee.  

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CANTON JUNCTION ADDS GORDON MOTE

CANTON JUNCTION ADDS GORDON MOTE

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dove Award and Singing News Fan Award-winning quartet Canton Junction announces the addition of ACM Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist Gordon Mote. Mote joins Canton Junction founding members Pastor Matt Hagee and Tim Duncan, along with Casey Rivers, to round out the acclaimed lineup, replacing Ryan Seaton who departed last fall. In addition to Canton Junction performances, Mote will continue to make solo appearances.

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‘I CHOSE ME’ DIGITAL SINGLE TO BENEFIT

‘I CHOSE ME’ DIGITAL SINGLE TO BENEFIT

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— “I Chose Me,” a poignant new ballad performed by Sandy Hagee Parker of southern gospel’s acclaimed The Hagees and penned and produced by Cornerstone Church worship leader Zachery Smith, bows digitally today via Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution. All proceeds from the single—available at iTunes, among other online outlets— benefit John Hagee Ministries’ Sanctuary of Hope, a home for unwed mothers and orphaned children currently under construction in San Antonio, Texas. 

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JOHN HAGEE MINISTRIES BRINGS ANNUAL  ‘RIGHTEOUS REVOLUTION’ TO BRANSON NEXT MONTH

JOHN HAGEE MINISTRIES BRINGS ANNUAL ‘RIGHTEOUS REVOLUTION’ TO BRANSON NEXT MONTH

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—“Righteous Revolution,” the popular annual gospel rally presented by John Hagee Ministries, is set to return to Branson, Missouri, next month for two days of dynamic preaching and inspirational music. 

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IVAN PARKER RETURNS TO TOP 5 OF BILLBOARD VIDEO CHART

IVAN PARKER RETURNS TO TOP 5 OF BILLBOARD VIDEO CHART

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Best of Ivan Parker: From The Homecoming Series, a Gaither Music Group collection originally released in 2007, has returned to the Top 5 of Billboard’s Music Video Sales chart. The best-selling DVD is #4 on the publication’s March 11 chart, joining such iconic artists as The Beatles, Adele and The Rolling Stones in the Top 10. Upon its initial release a decade ago, The Best of Ivan Parker reached the chart’s #2 position.

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AARON & AMANDA CRABB PERFORM AT INAUGURAL BALL

AARON & AMANDA CRABB PERFORM AT INAUGURAL BALL

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Acclaimed Difference Media husband/wife duo Aaron & Amanda Crabb performed at Family Research Council’s Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball last week. The couple, along with comedian Chonda Pierce and recording artists Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Guy Penrod, were among the headliners at the black-tie gala in Washington, D.C., on inauguration night. 

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AARON & AMANDA CRABB TO JOIN INAUGURAL FESTIVITIES

AARON & AMANDA CRABB TO JOIN INAUGURAL FESTIVITIES

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Acclaimed Difference Media husband/wife duo Aaron & Amanda Crabb will head to Washington, D.C., next week to perform at Family Research Council’s Faith Freedom & Future Inaugural Ball, it was recently announced. The couple joins a lineup of top performers, including best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce, at the black-tie gala set to follow the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on January 20. 

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 ‘A BIG OLE TEXAS CHRISTMAS’

‘A BIG OLE TEXAS CHRISTMAS’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—With nearly 60 country radio stations across the U.S. now spinning “A Big Ole Texas Christmas,” Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction has toes tapping to their latest single. An upbeat ode to holiday traditions uniquely Texas, the Western Swing-influenced tune was co-penned by country hitmaker Phil Vassar and is featured on Canton Junction’s critically acclaimed new release, A Canton Christmas.

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36TH ANNUAL TEJANO MUSIC AWARDS

36TH ANNUAL TEJANO MUSIC AWARDS

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter and worship leader Ricardo Sanchez took home the inaugural Album of the Year – Gospel trophy for his critically-acclaimed 2015 Difference Media debut, Grand Symphony, at the 36th Annual Tejano Music Awards. Sanchez also performed one of the project’s standout tracks, “Halle, Halle,” at Saturday's event in San Antonio, Texas.

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A Canton Christmas

A Canton Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A Canton Christmas, the highly anticipated full-length holiday debut from Dove Award-winning quartet Canton Junction, bows October 21. Produced by Garry Jones (Ivan Parker, Brian Free & Assurance), the Difference Media/Capitol Christian Distribution release features 10 arrangements of classic carols and timeless favorites.

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IVAN PARKER NAMED FAVORITE SOLOIST AT SINGING NEWS FAN AWARDS

IVAN PARKER NAMED FAVORITE SOLOIST AT SINGING NEWS FAN AWARDS

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Difference Media recording artist Ivan Parker was named Favorite Soloist at the 2016 Singing News Fan Awards, held this week during NQC (National Quartet Convention) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Marking his 14th Favorite Soloist honor, Parker has received a total of 32 Singing News Fan Awards during his acclaimed three-decade career.

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‘MAMA’S ROCKING CHAIR’

‘MAMA’S ROCKING CHAIR’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—“Mama’s Rocking Chair,” the highly anticipated lead single from award-winning vocalist Ivan Parker’s July 29 Difference Media debut, Dancing in the Rain, was recently serviced to Southern Gospel radio formats around the country.

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Restore

Restore

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Acclaimed husband/wife duo and Difference Media recording artists Aaron & Amanda Crabb return August 26 with Restore, their first new studio recording in three years. Produced by Aaron Crabb, the 13-song set reflects the couple’s recent journey, from launching and pastoring a burgeoning church near Nashville to the birth of their fourth child.

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Ricardo Sanchez Explains How He Ensembled Together His "Grand Symphony"

Ricardo Sanchez Explains How He Ensembled Together His "Grand Symphony"

Grand Symphony, the Difference Media debut from GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning worship leader and recording artist Ricardo Sanchez, is now available. Produced by Sanchez…

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RICARDO SANCHEZ CONDUCTS WORSHIPFUL 'GRAND SYMPHONY'

RICARDO SANCHEZ CONDUCTS WORSHIPFUL 'GRAND SYMPHONY'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Grand Symphony, the Difference Media debut from GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning worship leader and recording artist Ricardo Sanchez…

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TALKING WITH TIM DUNCAN (CANTON JUNCTION INTERVIEWS, PART ONE

TALKING WITH TIM DUNCAN (CANTON JUNCTION INTERVIEWS, PART ONE

Canton Junction quartet's bass singer, Tim Duncan, has been with the group almost since the very beginning, joining in late 2011. Here, we chat with him about his background, the group's latest album…

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CANTON JUNCTION’S EVERY HALLELUJAH DEBUTS AT #1

CANTON JUNCTION’S EVERY HALLELUJAH DEBUTS AT #1

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Every Hallelujah, the latest recording by Dove and Singing News Fan Award-winning Difference Media artist Canton Junction, debuted at #1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Southern Gospel Overall chart following its August 7 release…

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SOUL-AUDIO EVERY HALLELUJAH

SOUL-AUDIO EVERY HALLELUJAH

It’s been a year of transition for the rising Texas-based quartet of Canton Junction with the departure of longtime favorites Aaron Crabb and Shane McConnell…

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HALLELS CANTON JUNCTION “EVERY HALLELUJAH” ALBUM REVIEW

HALLELS CANTON JUNCTION “EVERY HALLELUJAH” ALBUM REVIEW

Some albums are just pure entertaining to listen to. Others are so theologically profound pregnant with so much Biblical truths that you find yourself returning to again and again…

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CANTON JUNCTION..."EXCELLENT ON EVERY LEVEL"

CANTON JUNCTION..."EXCELLENT ON EVERY LEVEL"

I have found a CD that its excellence is equally matched and balanced in every area- vocally, musically and lyrically. I listened to Canton Junction’s new release, EVERY HALLELUJAH four times before I wrote this review...

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AUGUST 2015 SGNSCOOPS MAGAZINE

AUGUST 2015 SGNSCOOPS MAGAZINE

We are happy to present the August edition of SGNScoops Magazine! Our cover story features Canton Junction, a terrific group that has undergone many changes in the last year and now has a new CD…

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CANTON JUNCTION LAUNCHES NEW CHAPTER WITH ADDITION OF CASEY RIVERS AND RYAN SEATON

CANTON JUNCTION LAUNCHES NEW CHAPTER WITH ADDITION OF CASEY RIVERS AND RYAN SEATON

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Award-winning Difference Media recording artist Canton Junction announces the beginning of a new chapter with the addition of lead vocalist Casey Rivers and baritone Ryan Seaton…

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THE MUSIC OF NORTHERN IRELAND WITH EAMONN MCCRYSTAL

THE MUSIC OF NORTHERN IRELAND WITH EAMONN MCCRYSTAL

Shot with a live audience in the historic and stunningly opulent Grand Opera House in Belfast, The Music of Northern Ireland is a concert special starring Irish pop tenor Eamonn McCrystal…

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AN EVENING OF WORSHIP

AN EVENING OF WORSHIP

Selah hit the stage at the Franklin Theater just outside of Nashville Monday night for an evening of worship. The powerful group was joined by their friends Seth & Nirva, The Nelons, Ricardo Sanchez…

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THE HAGEES - LOVE

THE HAGEES - LOVE

"Producer: Aaron Crabb Label: Difference Media Website: http://www.differencemedia.org It’s been 11 years since the Hagee’s have released a mainline recording (last year they did release a new Christmas recording) and the kids have really grown up and come into their own..."

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THE HAGEES’ LOVE MARKS MILESTONE RELEASE WEEK

THE HAGEES’ LOVE MARKS MILESTONE RELEASE WEEK

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Difference Media artist The Hagees celebrated the highest sales debut of their career with the June 10 release of Love (Capitol Christian Distribution)…

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NEWS & SCOOPS: THE HAGEES LOVE

NEWS & SCOOPS: THE HAGEES LOVE

"The Hagees Showcase Labor Of Love June 10th Love, the latest studio recording from one of Gospel music’s most beloved families, The Hagees, bows June 10 from Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution)... "

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THE HAGEES SHOWCASE LABOR OF LOVE JUNE 10

THE HAGEES SHOWCASE LABOR OF LOVE JUNE 10

"THE HAGEES SHOWCASE LABOR OF LOVE JUNE 10 NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Love, the latest studio recording from one of Gospel music’s most beloved families, The Hagees, bows June 10 from Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution)…"

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REVIEW: MATTHEW HAGEE – A NEW SEASON

REVIEW: MATTHEW HAGEE – A NEW SEASON

Matthew Hagee has spent the better part of his life involved in both ministry and music. The son of well-known pastor and author, John Hagee, Matthew now works alongside his father as executive pastor at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio…

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NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION’S 2013 NQC MUSIC AWARDS FINAL NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TODAY

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION’S 2013 NQC MUSIC AWARDS FINAL NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TODAY

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (July 23, 2013) – Nominations for the 2013 Annual NQC Music Awards were announced today by Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President, National Quartet Convention…

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AARON & AMANDA CRABB JOIN LEGENDS AND ICONS FOR ‘SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY®’

AARON & AMANDA CRABB JOIN LEGENDS AND ICONS FOR ‘SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY®’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Difference Media recording duo Aaron & Amanda Crabb joined a lineup of country music superstars and legends for “Sunday Mornin’ Country®,” held at the Grand Ole Opry® House on the closing day of the CMA Music Festival…

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DYNAMIC DUO - AARON & AMANDA CRABB - MERCY

DYNAMIC DUO - AARON & AMANDA CRABB - MERCY

Aaron Crabb became known during his time performing with his parents and siblings in The Crabb Family. Beginning in 2009, Aaron and wife, Amanda, have shared their hearts and testimonies leading worship in San Antonio…

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4.5/5 STARS AT ABSOLUTELYGOSPEL.COM

4.5/5 STARS AT ABSOLUTELYGOSPEL.COM

Aaron and Amanda Crabb are no strangers to gospel music. Having sung with his award winning family group, "The Crabb Family" for over 10 years, Aaron Crabb won the hearts of fans everywhere. Now..

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AARON & AMANDA CRABB TAKE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT AS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 'MERCY' BOWS

AARON & AMANDA CRABB TAKE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT AS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 'MERCY' BOWS

Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriters and worship leaders Aaron & Amanda Crabb take the national spotlight for multiple appearances this week, as their highly-anticipated fourth recording…

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JESUS FREAK HIDEOUT REPORTS ON AARON AND AMANDA CRABB

JESUS FREAK HIDEOUT REPORTS ON AARON AND AMANDA CRABB

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriters and worship leaders Aaron & Amanda Crabb take the national spotlight for multiple appearances this week, as their highly-anticipated fourth recording...

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CD REVIEW: AARON & AMANDA CRABB, MERCY

CD REVIEW: AARON & AMANDA CRABB, MERCY

Take The Crabb Family’s unmistakable Aaron Crabb with his wife Amanda’s angelic additions and the results are just as appealing to southern gospel audiences as they are the mainstream country scene, even if faith is always at the epicenter of this harmony-laden duo...

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CANTON JUNCTION ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBER!

CANTON JUNCTION ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBER!

Difference Media recording artist Canton Junction announces the addition of celebrated vocalist Shane McConnell to its acclaimed lineup. McConnell joins Matthew Hagee, Aaron Crabb and Tim Duncan…

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DIFFERENCE MEDIA PARTNERS WITH CAPITOL CHRISTIAN DISTRIBUTION

DIFFERENCE MEDIA PARTNERS WITH CAPITOL CHRISTIAN DISTRIBUTION

Difference Media—home to some of the leading names in Southern Gospel music and a division of John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio—recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement with EMI CMG Distribution…

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‘MERCY’ UNVEILS AARON & AMANDA CRABB’S POIGNANT, POWERFUL JOURNEY

‘MERCY’ UNVEILS AARON & AMANDA CRABB’S POIGNANT, POWERFUL JOURNEY

Mercy, the fourth recording from Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriters and worship leaders Aaron & Amanda Crabb, is set to bow April 23 from Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution)…

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DIFFERENCE MEDIA AND EMI CMG DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT

DIFFERENCE MEDIA AND EMI CMG DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — February 18, 2013—Difference Media, home to some of the leading names in Southern Gospel music, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with EMI CMG Distribution…

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SGN SCOOPS: CANTON JUNCTION

SGN SCOOPS: CANTON JUNCTION

Have you ever encountered a crossroads in life? Sometimes in life, we may not plan out the course our lives will take. But God knows the path that we will travel down along life’s journey…

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CANTON JUNCTION IN SCOTLAND

CANTON JUNCTION IN SCOTLAND

"A PACKED Peterhead Community Theatre enjoyed the music of Canton Junction last week. The band is the much-celebrated quartet from the U.S. comprising Matthew Hagee, Aaron Crabb, Tim Duncan and Michael Sykes... "

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CD REVIEW: CANTON JUNCTION

CD REVIEW: CANTON JUNCTION

"Note: As this is a two-disc project with 20 tracks in all, I decided not to review every song. A song list is included near the end of the post. I Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now - Yes…"

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ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED CD DEBUTS OF 2012 COMES FROM CANTON JUNCTION.

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED CD DEBUTS OF 2012 COMES FROM CANTON JUNCTION.

After the insane buzz from their live rendition of “Sweeter As The Days Go By,” this new group has a lot of pressure to deliver on their debut project…

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NEW QUARTET STRIKES THE RIGHT CHORD

NEW QUARTET STRIKES THE RIGHT CHORD

As is the case with many renowned singing groups, Canton Junction started out with a few friends harmonizing together. Matthew Hagee, son of pastor John Hagee…

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