Scotty Inman Partners with Main Street: Announces Solo Project

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Nashville, TN (January 17th, 2022) –Award winning vocalist and member of Triumphant Quartet, Scotty Inman is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a solo project as part of a new partnership with Main Street Music & Entertainment.

While his nearly two decade tenure with the fan-favorite Triumphant Quartet has afforded him opportunities too numerous to count, the 4-time BMI awarded singer/songwriter found himself with a considerable catalog of songs personal to him; songs about faith, family and life. 

“I have been blessed to have cuts by not only Triumphant, but several other artists within the genre. However, I realized that some of the songs were messages that I needed to share myself,” shares Scotty Inman.  “A solo project is the perfect opportunity to speak my heart and produce music that might not fit the mold of what I do with Triumphant, but I’m excited to branch out and let listeners get a glimpse into another side of who I am!”

The first single from the project, released on Berry Hill Records, will be released on February 1st, 2022.  Entitled ‘Grow Up Slow,’ the song conveys a father’s wish for his children in a way in which every parent or grandparent can identify.  Accompanied by a moving music video, to be released the same day, the single will be available on all digital & streaming platforms, as well as playing on Southern Gospel radio stations across the country.

“I wrote ‘Grow Up Slow’ specifically about my two kids, however I feel as though it is the heart of every parent.  Getting to, not only write this song with Sonya Isaacs Yeary & Becky Isaacs Bowman for my kids, but also being able to feature them in this music video has been incredible,” adds Inman.

The release of the full-length project, Anywhere Jesus Is, is slated for May 13th. 

To stay up-to-date on current happenings, follow Scotty Inman on social media, or visit scottyinman.com.

Reported crimes against the church in North America this week 1/15/2022

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This is a list of this week’s reported crimes against Christian congregations and church property in North America. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list.  These are only those that have come to our attention through media reports.

A Cap-Pelé man will be released while authorities prepare an arson charge for a church fire in New Brunswick church. A CBC report says Samuel Jamie Vautour is suspected of causing a fire  last month at the Saint Timothée Catholic church in Shemogue. Global News reports the building was at least 100 years old.

The congregation of Bell Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina is repairing vandalism left by criminals who damaged the building during the time the church was meeting virtually. News19 posted photos of shattered glass, bb pellets in walls and tipped over furniture.  WOLO television reports the church has been vandalized twice in the past two weeks.

A Colorado woman is charged this week with a hate crime for vandalism police say she left at a Catholic cathedral in October. The Denver Channel reports Madeline Ann Cramer, 26, spray painted references to Satan and what is described as a “homophobic slur” on church property. The District Attorney told the Denver Gazzette the graffiti include messages, “consistent with anti-Christian bias.” The Denver Post reports the criminal act caused around $10,000 in damage.

Police in Oregon are investigating what investigators describe as a possible “bias crime” after someone set a Nativity scene on fire at the infant Jesus at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The Times reports the motive for the criminal act has not yet been determined.

A report from WHIO TV 7 says a 20-year-old Ohio man is charged with felony arson, vandalism and desecration of a place of worship after police say he intentionally set multiple fire to the nativity scene in front of Hopeland Church and a van that was parked on church property. The Dayton Daily News reports Garrett Scott Cook has a January 20 court hearing for the crime. Police have not released the motive behind the criminal act.

Police in Washington, DC say they have identified a person of interest after a man was caught on video using a hammer to cause “irreparable damage” to a marble statue at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, according to a report from the National Catholic Register. The paper says the statue is valued at $250,000.

Happenings in Southern Gospel this week, 1/15/2022:

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The Wisecarvers spent part of December recording six original songs for a new album that will be released later this year. The group says the songs are inspired, “by the roads we’ve walked these last few years.”

Gold City is looking for a new lead singer.  Bruce Taliaferro has resigned the position immediately.  If you think you could be the next lead singer for Gold City, the group is currently accepting demos. 

Congratulations to Ben and Maria Wofe of the Kramers on the birth of baby Maria Kramer-Wolfe!

Lynda Randle is set to release her New Pilgrim journey project on Feb 11. The CD include guest vocals by Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town and Tommy Sims.

Ivan Parker canceled a performance in Selma, North Carolina due to a predicted winter storm.

Southbound sang the U.S. National Anthem at the HulaBowl on Saturday.

Karen Peck and New River postponed a Saturday and Sunday performance in Fayetteville, North Carolina due to issues with weather and an illness.

The KIingsmen canceled a performance Saturday that was to take place in Umpire, Arkansas due to extreme weather conditions.

Southern gospel music lost a prolific songwriter.  Kyla Rowland passed away.  Ms. Rowland is responsible for songs such as, “Did I Mention,” “God Handled It All,”  “I Can, I Have, I Will,” “One Scarred Hand,” “Still Blessed” and “Safe Thus Far.”

Brian Free and Assurance had to cancel three shows this week due to winter weather in South Carolina.

11th Hour postponed a concert in Acadia, Florida Saturday due to an illness.

Gold City has re-scheduled a performance in Marietta, GA due to the thread of bad weather according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.  

The Lore Family canceled all Sunday appearances due to bad weather.

The Old Paths cancelled shows this weekend in Collinwood, TN and Savannah, TN due to winter weather.

Songwriter Kayla Rowland passes away

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Southern gospel music has lost yet another prolific songwriter.  Kyla Rowland has passed away. 

Ms. Rowland is responsible for hundreds of southern gospel songs.  Her songs were recorded by top southern gospel groups for decades, and her songs helped shape the sound of southern gospel.  To name just a few of the legendary songs Ms. Rowland penned, “Did I Mention,” “God Handled It All,”  “I Can, I Have, I Will,” “One Scarred Hand,” “Still Blessed” and “Safe Thus Far.” 

Please keep the Rowland family in your prayers.

Reported crimes against the church in North America this week 1/8/2022

This is a list of this week’s reported crimes against Christian congregations and church property in North America. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list. These are only those that have come to our attention through media reports.

MONDAY JAN 3, 2022

A church in Sherburne, New York celebrated a grand re-opening this weekend after an arsonist destroyed the congregation’s sanctuary in 2020.  WKTV reports The Lighthouse Community Church has since changed its name to Epicenter Ministries.

Police in Vandalina, Ohio are investigating a threatening message and nearly $10,000 in damage done to property owned by Hopeland Church.  WDNT reports it was the second incident of vandalism at the church

TUESDAY, JAN 4, 2022

A Smithville, Tennessee man is set to make a court appearance on Jan 13 after police say he spray painted the side a church and left a note on the door saying, “Be a real shame to lose your church because of terrorists.” WJLE radio reported the graffiti included a message ordering the church to stop loaning its building out. 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 5, 2022

Bond for an Ohio man was set Wednesday at $50,000 after police say he set fire to a nativity scene and a van at the Hopeland Church in Vandaila, Ohio.  The Journal-News of Butler County, Ohio reports Garrett Scott Cook, 20, is charged with vandalism and desecration of a place of worship.

THURSDAY, JAN 5, 2022

Police in Summerville, South Carolina are looking for the person or persons who smashed windows and set fires inside the Flowertown Baptist Church building.  Live5News reports some items were also stolen from the church.

FRIDAY, JAN 6, 2022

Arson investigators have not yet determined the cause of a fire at the River of Life Church in Munford, Tennessee. The AtokA Fire Department posted photos of the blaze on social media.

A Texas man is sentenced to 20 years in prison for burning down a church building.  CBS 19 reports Paul Wayne Kennedy pleaded guilty to arson with intent to damage a habitat or place of worship in connection with a fire at the Shell’s Temple Church of God in Christ.