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GAWVI Releases New Single “Diamonds”

Electro-Pop/Dance Artist GAWVI Releases New Single “Diamonds”
Featuring Thai-German Pop Singer Jannine Weigel
GAWVI Set To Appear As Special Guest On Air1 Positive Hits Tour Kicking Off September 27
(Reach Records; Atlanta, GA; September 15, 2017) – Today Dove-award winning, electro-pop/dance artist GAWVI releases “Diamonds,” a new single featuring Thai-German pop singer, actress, and model, Jannine Weigel. “Diamonds” is now available for purchase and streaming via Reach Records, with the lyric video for the track also available today.
“Diamonds” For Streaming/Purchase:  smarturl.it/diamondssingle
“Diamonds” Lyric Video: youtu.be/pOOKHqxhjqc
GAWVI originally connected with Jannine Weigel, who was featured on the cover of Billboard Thailand’s December 2016 issue and boasts upwards of 2 Million YouTube subscribers, over social media by way of a mutual respect for each other’s musicianship. Shortly thereafter, the two artists united in Atlanta, GA at Reach Records’ studio, where they collaborated and cut the record together.
“The song is simply about understanding that we all at some point have struggled with doubts,” GAWVI explains. “Sometimes we can find ourselves questioning our identities and purpose, but we have to remember that the pressure and tough times we experience are simply ingredients to allow for our inner true beauty to shine.”
GAWVI is currently in the studio working on a new album, the follow-up to his debut LP We Belong which debuted at No. 7 on both Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic and Top Christian Albums chart. GAWVI is also set to perform as a special guest on the Air 1 Positive Hits Tour kicking off September 27 in Dayton, OH alongside notable acts Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon and Tauren Wells. For ticket information and a complete list of tour dates, please visit Air1.com/events/positive-hits-tour.
To stay up to date with GAWVI, visit GAWVI.com and follow @GAWVI on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and SoundCloud.

Karen Peck & New River Head Out Today to Provide Hope to the Nation of Honduras

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – (June 5, 2017) – Grammy Award-nominated and Dove Award-winning family group Karen Peck & New River are leaving today for a special trip to Honduras. The group will be sharing songs from their new Daywind Records release Hope For All Nations during their time in the nation.
Karen Peck shared, “We are looking forward to returning to Roatan, Honduras. We had the honor and privilege of being there last November and instantly felt a connection with the wonderful people of Roatan. We have been praying for the Lord to make a way for us to go back to this beautiful place. We are beyond excited to perform our new album title song “HOPE FOR ALL NATIONS” with a choir comprised of the island churches. We are asking everyone to pray for a special anointing as we video the song and present the Gospel to the people of Roatan.”
The group will be performing a special concert this coming Saturday night. Several local churches are assembling a choir to accompany New River on the title song, “Hope For All Nations”, from their new project. Daywind Records staff is accompanying the award-winning Gospel group to video the song being performed live.
Hope For All Nations will release nationwide on June 23, 2017 to retailers and digital distributors. The current single, “Hope For All Nations” is impacting radio now and already seeing a strong surge to start. The group will also be performing the song at its annual Christian Music Nights on Father’s Day Weekend with the Wilmington Church Celebration Choir.
To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.
You can follow the group on FaceBook or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KarenPeckNR.
About Karen Peck and New River
No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River is a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.

Lauren Talley and Crossroads Label Group Celebrate a Billboard #1 Debut

(Photo L to R) Mickey Gamble, Chris White, Scott Barnett, Scott Wagner, Lauren Talley, Greg Bentley, Van Atkins, Jim Stover

Arden, NC (May 4, 2017) Crossroads Label Group honored Lauren Talley for her #1 debut on Billboard’s Top Christian Inspirational Album Chart, April 1, 2017, for her album The Gospel. This is Lauren’s fifth solo album on the Crossroads imprint, Horizon Records.  The first single from the album, “I Hear A Song”,  featuring award winning guest Gordon Mote is climbing the Southern Gospel Charts. Lauren is known as a top Southern Gospel artist but The Gospel is reaching both Southern Gospel fans and Christian Inspirational listeners alike.

“I’m incredibly honored and humbled that this album has reached so many people, but the Gospel is all about Jesus and making Him known,” Lauren Talley said. “I want this record to remind the Church that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the best news and the most important message we can ever deliver to the world.”

Greg Bentley, Associate A & R for Horizon Records states, “This is exciting for us as a company. This is our first time to have an album appear at the #1 position on Billboard Music’s Inspirational Chart. And who better to do it with than Lauren Talley! We’ve had a special bond with her for many years, and to be able to offer The Gospel to a new market of listeners is very exciting. Lauren’s talent cannot be contained to just one genre of music!”

About Crossroads

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Performance Track fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

Karen Peck & New River Take Hold of #1 Spot

DAHLONEGA, GA (November 17, 2016) Four time Grammy-nominated and six time Dove Award-winning family groupKaren Peck & New River has laid claim to its latest #1 hit single. It was announced this week that the group’s current single, “Calling”, will lay claim to the #1 spot on the upcoming January 2017 Singing News Top 80 chart.

Karen stated, “Our hearts are so blessed by the kindness of our precious DJ friends for playing our music. Thanks to all of you for calling your local radio stations and requesting our songs.

In addition to the Singing News Top 80, “Calling” recently spent four weeks at #1 on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart, the industry’s most watched and trusted weekly radio report.

“Calling” is the third single from New River’s Dove  Award-winning project Pray Now. The project’s debut single, “Pray Now“, also reached the #1 spot on all the major charts in the Southern Gospel industry, including the Singing News Top 40 and AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart.

Karen Peck & New River has had a banner year in 2016. The group recently won two GMA Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year and their single “I Am Blessed” winning Southern Gospel Song of the Year. The group also took home two Diamond Awards last month, and this past April was awarded two Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.

The group is in the early planning stages for a new recording. It is tentatively scheduled for an early Spring 2017 release.

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.

You can follow the group on FaceBook  or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KarenPeckNR .

Karen Peck and New River is booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at http://www.harperagency.com or by E-mail at info@harperagency.com.

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About Karen Peck and New River

No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River is a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.

Wilburn & Wilburn To Release First Ever Christmas Project – Simply Christmas

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:

  1. Joy to the World
  2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  3. What Child Is This
  4. Mary Did You Know
  5. Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  6. O Come All Ye Faithful
  7. Oh Holy Night
  8. Go Tell It On the Mountain
  9. Christmas Time’s a Coming
  10. Silent Night

If you would like to interview Wilburn & Wilburn contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

To learn more about Wilburn and Wilburn go to http://www.wilburn2.com

Follow them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn or Twitter at https://twitter.com/jordanwilburn1.

To book Wilburn and Wilburn contact Beckie Simmons at the Beckie Simmons Agency at beckie@bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500.

About Wilburn & Wilburn

Wilburn & Wilburn, the Father – Son team of Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn are continuing the tradition for three generations. Jonathan spent the first 16 years of his Southern Gospel Music career singing with his family, the Wilburns, , one of Gospel Music’s most beloved and respected families. In 1996 Jonathan would move to Gadsden, Alabama where he would anchor the lead position with Gold City for the next 12 years.

Adding a dimension to this group is Jonathan’s son Jordan. Feeling his call to sing Gospel music at a young age, it is a great match of Father and Son to create a great sound and an excitement that enhances any worship service.

 

For Publicity Contact – AG Publicity – info@agpublicity.com – 615-545-5315

Wilburn & Wilburn Release New “Live From The Smokies” DVD

Gadsden, Alabama (September 9, 2016) Set to be released at the National Quartet Convention scheduled for the end of September, Wilburn & Wilburn’s new DVD Live From The Smokies is the newest and most exciting project this popular duo has completed to date.

This project was recorded live at NQC 2015 and features the hit songs such as Wilburn & Wilburn’s first Number Onesong “You Asked Him To Leave”, “Anybody Like Jesus”, “Its What He’s Done”, “Jesus Will”, “Midnight Cry”, “I’m Not Giving Up”, “I’m Rich”, “Help Me Help Someone”, and the great Bill and Gloria Gaither classic “The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference”. This exciting video also includes personal interviews from Jonathan and Jordan. Live From The Smokies has it all and was produced with the greatest quality in the industry today!

Jonathan stated, “This project produced by Kim Ryan White and production team who did an awesome job along with Jordan Wilburn made it sound amazing. There is a bonus feature of our concept video ‘Help Me Help Someone’ with 2 songs from our Heritage of Gold Tour. Not only will fans get the video, but they will also get a free CD with the DVD.”

This combination set will be available at the group’s NQC booths #308 and #310 and on their website after NQC.

If you would like to interview Wilburn & Wilburn contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

To learn more about Wilburn and Wilburn go to http://www.wilburn2.com or on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/WilburnandWilburn.

To book Wilburn and Wilburn contact Beckie Simmons at the Beckie Simmons Agency at beckie@bsaworld.com or call 615-595-7500.

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About Wilburn & Wilburn

Wilburn & Wilburn, the Father – Son team of Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn are continuing the tradition for three generations. Jonathan spent the first 16 years of his Southern Gospel Music career singing with his family, the Wilburns, one of Gospel Music’s most beloved and respected families. In 1996 Jonathan would move to Gadsden, Alabama where he would anchor the lead position with Gold City for the next 12 years.

Adding a dimension to this group is Jonathan’s son Jordan. Feeling his call to sing Gospel music at a young age, it is a great match of Father and Son to create a great sound and an excitement that enhances any worship service.

Dr. Tim Hill Releases ‘Life in the Exit Row’

Cleveland, Tennessee (August 5, 2016) Is there anything Dr. Tim Hill puts his hand to that isn’t outstanding? The new General Overseer for the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) is known for his great preaching and speaking, singing and songwriting, for his inspirational writing, and now he has just penned a new book of 52 motivating devotions.

‘Life in the Exit Row’ is laid out as a flight journal so you can write your thoughts at the end of each devotion. Taking simple things in his travels, Dr. Hill reveals encouraging words to touch lives no matter their situations.

Dr. Paul Conn, President of Lee University, in his foreword to the book, wrote, “This is really good stuff! That’s the thought that kept coming to my mind as I read the manuscript of this new book by Tim Hill. One chapter after another, I had the same reaction – these short pieces are inspirational, entertaining, practical, and full of insight.”

“Dr. Hill has been writing a weekly devotion for AbsolutelyGospel.com for several years that have been blessing people every time we post them. This book is sure to embolden Christians in their daily walk with God,” noted Deon Unthank, Editor, AGM.

In other news with Dr. Hill, he has just signed an extensive agreement with AG Publicity assuring that his music, writing, and sermons reach the largest audience possible.

Dr. Hill commented, “I am looking forward to the new doors of opportunity that AG Publicity will possibly afford my various ministry and music releases. I’ve been writing and producing books and recordings most of my adult life. To have someone such as AGP leading the way of a structured publicity plan is nothing short of a blessing from the Lord.”

If you would like to interview Dr. Hill about his music, books, or speaking contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com .

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Hill go to http://bishoptimhill.com/.

You can find him on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/bishoptimothymhill/ and follow him on Twitter at @TimH_CoGWM.

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About Dr. Tim Hill

Dr. Tim Hill is an Ordained Bishop in The Church of God, Cleveland, TN, and currently, serves as General Overseer of the Church of God.

Dr. Tim Hill was director of Church of God World Missions, where he led the ministries of some 6 million members gathered in nearly 30,000 churches in 177 countries and territories outside North America.

Before coming to the International Offices, Hill was the administrative bishop to Oklahoma and Southern Ohio. A pastor at heart, Hill’s last pastorate was the 800-member Riveroak Church of God in Danville, Virginia, where he hosted daily television and radio programs. Over the past three decades, Dr. Hill has written several books and 150 gospel songs. A renowned and sought after speaker, Hill has traveled extensively around the world spreading the gospel. Hill is married to Paula and they have three daughters and two grandchildren.

More Country And Gospel Music Stars Added To The Best of “SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY”® Celebration

Nashville, Tennessee (May 19, 2016) The Music City Christian Fellowship (MCCF) is excited to announce today the addition of Country stars Buddy Jewell and Lulu Roman along with Gospel performers Goodman Revival, Joanne Cash Yates, and the Tennessee River Boys to the “SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY”® Celebration that is held annually at the Grand Ole Opry.

Buddy Jewell rose to fame as the winner of the Nashville Star show and has not been shy about sharing his Christian faith. Lulu Roman was a former star on the famous Hee-Haw television program and now shares what God has done in her life.

Goodman Revival is made up of former Happy Goodman Family members Johnny Minick, Tanya Goodman Sykes(daughter of Rusty Goodman) and Michael Sykes. Keeping the traditional Happy Goodman Family sound, while adding their own unique touch, this group’s popularity is soaring. The Tennessee River Boys sing Gospel with a strong Country flavor.

Joining is this inspirational star studded line-up will be Marty Raybon, Margo Smith and Holly, John Berry, and Rock-N-Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly Hall of Fame Legend, Ms. Brenda Lee, who will be returning to Host the 36th Annual Sunday Mornin’ Country® celebration at the Grand Ole Opry House, Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 2:30 P.M.

Previous line-ups have included over two hundred Top Name Country Music Artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Roy Clark, Linda Davis, Chris Young, The Whites, Bill Anderson, George Hamilton IV, Lynn Anderson, Ray Stevens, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Wayne and many more, along with Gospel friends / legends like Jason Crabb, Vestal Goodman, Michael English, Guy Penrod and The Fox Brothers. Early shows included stars Roy Acuff, Tammy Wynette, Grandpa Jones, Skeeter Davis, Bill Monroe and other legends that have since gone home.

Sunday Mornin’ Country® is great entertainment the whole family will enjoy as Country Music Artists come together to share their hearts as well as their favorite Gospel songs. The Music City Christian Fellowship presents this concert at the conclusion of CMA Music Fest/Fan Fair each year, leaving the Fans & Guests with an uplifting memory of Nashville that will last a lifetime!

Tickets for Sunday Mornin’ Country® are ON SALE through the Opry Box Office  (1-800-733-6779) or (www.opry.com – click on tickets) and Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/event). Visit www.MusicCityChristianFellowship.org for more information.

The Music City Christian Fellowship is a 501©3 non-profit organization and all artists volunteer their performances at the June 12 concert. Positions on the MCCF Board of Directors are non-salaried. Sunday Mornin’ Country® is a registered trademark of the Music City Christian Fellowship.

Watch for artists to be added to the 2016 line-up as they become available. Artists scheduled to appear subject to change.

The Best of “SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY”® Celebration Adds Two Country Music Stars

Nashville, Tennessee (April 27, 2016) The Music City Christian Fellowship (MCCF) is excited to announce today the addition of Country stars Marty Raybon and John Berry to the “SUNDAY MORNIN’ COUNTRY”® Celebration that is held annually at the Grand Ole Opry.

Marty Raybon, of Shenandoah fame is no stranger to Gospel Music, having recorded numerous Gospel recordings himself. How does one describe the talent and career of Marty Raybon? Throughout his epic journey, spanning nearly three decades, Marty has produced a remarkable list of career accomplishments including; multiple number one singles, top selling albums, CMA, ACM, IBMA, and Grammy Awards, along with scores of other accolades. Collectively, his contributions to the recording industry have sold well into the millions and he has performed literally thousands of live concerts at four corners of the earth.

John Berry, a country star in his own right, has produced a plethora of hits. During his star-making decade, John placed 20 singles on the county charts, 6 of which went Top 5, with “Your Love Amazes Me”, scoring a #1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records Country Chart as well as “Standing on the Edge of Goodbye” and “She’s Taken a Shine” earning the #1 slot in Radio & Records . He has earned multiple Gold and Platinum records over the years. John was nominated for the ACM Top New Male Vocalist in 1994, won a Grammy Award in 1996 for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1, was nominated for another Grammy in 1995 for his smash hit “Your Love Amazes Me” and was nominated for the CMA Horizon Award and Top Male Vocalist Award in 1995. In 1997 he was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year (for “Long Haired Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum) and in 2013 John was nominated for the Mainstream Country Male Artist by the ICM Awards. And, thanks to the miracles of modern technology, he even sang a duet with the late, great Patsy Cline.

In addition to Margo Smith joining the star studded line-up, Rock-N-Roll, Country Music and Rockabilly Hall of Fame Legend, Ms. Brenda Lee, will be returning to Host the 36th Annual Sunday Mornin’ Country® celebration at the Grand Ole Opry House, Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 2:30 P.M.

Previous line-ups have included over two hundred Top Name Country Music Artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Roy Clark, Linda Davis, Chris Young, The Whites, Bill Anderson, George Hamilton IV, Lynn Anderson, Ray Stevens, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Wayne and many more, along with Gospel friends / legends like Jason Crabb, Vestal Goodman, Michael English, Guy Penrod and The Fox Brothers. Early shows included stars Roy Acuff, Tammy Wynette, Grandpa Jones, Skeeter Davis, Bill Monroe and other legends that have since gone home.

Sunday Mornin’ Country® is great entertainment the whole family will enjoy as Country Music Artists come together to share their hearts as well as their favorite Gospel songs. The Music City Christian Fellowship presents this concert at the conclusion of CMA Music Fest/Fan Fair each year, leaving the Fans & Guests with an uplifting memory of Nashville that will last a lifetime!

Tickets for Sunday Mornin’ Country® are ON SALE through the Opry Box Office  (1-800-733-6779) or (www.opry.com – click on tickets) and Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/event). Visit www.MusicCityChristianFellowship.org for more information.

The Music City Christian Fellowship is a 501©3 non-profit organization and all artists volunteer their performances at the June 12 concert. Positions on the MCCF Board of Directors are non-salaried. Sunday Mornin’ Country® is a registered trademark of the Music City Christian Fellowship.

Watch for artists to be added to the 2016 line-up as they become available. Artists scheduled to appear subject to change.

Goodman Revival Wins At 2016 AGM Awards

Nashville, TN (April 24, 2016) The phenomenal Gospel group, Goodman Revival has not been around but a short while and  they have already added a new Award to their resume. On Tuesday, April 12th, Goodman Revival received an award for the excellence in their field winning the 2016 AGM Ovation Award for Traditional Recording.

Goodman Revival sings a wonderful mixture of classic Happy Goodman Family songs, as well as a new song co-written by Johnny Minick and Rev. Tim Hill of “He’s Still In The Fire” fame. The Traditional Recording Award puts them on another rung higher on the ladder they are climbing to attain their ultimate goal of reaching more people with the Good News of the Gospel of Christ.

Johnny Minick commented, “This Award is totally unexpected since I am pulled in so many directions as Pastor of River of Life Church, preach several camp-meetings and revivals each year, and still love to sing with my two friends Michael and Tanya. All I can say is God is good.”

In addition to having a great night at the AGM Awards, Goodman Revival and the Guardians recently performed together on a concert stage as well as at a chapel service where Johnny Minick was speaking and the Guardians performing the special music. The mutual respect and comradery sparked an idea for the two groups to possibly work together in the future.

Dean Hickman of The Guardians commented, “The Guardians have had the pleasure to perform with Goodman Revival on several occasions over the past few months. A spectacular group with remarkable personalities. We also had the privilege of performing the music for Reverend Johnny Minick at the Bill Bailey Palmetto Chapel Service in February 2016. We are still talking about his sermon. Thank you Goodman Revival for your exceptional delivery of the gospel.”

Johnny Minick stated, “As the Guardians were ministering in song before I delivered my message, the presence of the Lord that was upon these guys really enhanced the rest of the service.”

If you would like to interview Johnny Minick contact AGPublicity at info@agpublicity.com.

Learn more about Johnny Minick Ministries at http://www.johnnyminick.com/ or on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/johnny.d.minick/.

Twitter Johnny at @JohnnyMinick .

To book Johnny Minick or Goodman Revival E-mail goodmanrevival@gmail.com.

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About Johnny Minick

Johnny Minick was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He began his musical journey at the age of 3.  Johnny’s parents enrolled him in piano lessons at age 6 where he began to study to be a classical pianist. Those years of classical training gave Johnny an important foundation for the artistry he now enjoys. In his teens, Johnny followed a familiar path that many other classically trained musicians follow; the road to jazz.

In August of 1974, Johnny and his sweetheart, Sherry McDonald married.  In the Summer of 1975, Johnny and Sherry packed up and moved to become a part of The Happy Goodman Family. The next few years made an indelible mark on Johnny’s life and musical career.  Even though he had founded River Of Life Church in 1992 in Smyrna, TN Johnny reunited with Howard & Vestal Goodman to revive the Happy Goodman brand. With the success of the Bill Gaither Homecoming videos and concerts, The Happy Goodmans found a platform to promote their music around the world. From 1995 through 2002, Johnny traveled 3 days a week singing to 1.3 million people per year attending their concerts from coast to coast and in Europe. At the same time, River Of Life continued growing and enjoying their new worship facility at their Sam Ridley Parkway location. The years with the Goodmans were productive and continues to bear fruit to this day. His relationship with Howard, Vestal, Rusty & Sam continued until their deaths.

In 2014, Johnny, Tanya Goodman Sykes and her husband Michael Sykes started singing together as Goodman Revival. In February of 2014 they went into the studio and recorded their debut project, “Songs In The Key Of Happy.” Spring House Music heard the recording and leased the project to be distributed through the Gaither Music Network and in October 2014 a companion video was produced at the Gaither Studios in Alexandria, IN.