The Kramers Release Sophomore StowTown Records Project Sing Me There


Rachel and Karia joned David on the morning show Thursday

Nashville, TN (August 19, 2022) – As a follow-up to their debut release, The Hope Of All TomorrowsThe Kramers have teamed once again with multi-award winning producer and StowTown Records co-founder, Wayne Haun, to deliver their sophomore release for the label. Sing Me There is now available worldwide at all digital music outlets here, as well as at all retail outlets, and is exclusively distributed by Provident/Sony.

Sing Me There promises even more success for the popular Singing News Fan Award Favorite New Artist nominee, as it offers musical worship from beginning to end. The recording features 12 songs, written by prolific writers, including Jason CoxKenna Turner WestJeff BumgardnerJoel LindseyRachel McCutcheon and Wayne Haun. Each song ushers the listener into a state of true reverence and adoration, providing a musical connection to the throne room of heaven.

Much like previous recordings by The Kramers, Sing Me There provides powerful songs of worship, hope, redemption, salvation, love and praise, each complemented by lush arrangements and inspiring orchestrations, which allow the message to shine through and penetrate hearts. “Our new project is filled with incredible messages,” group member, Maria Wolfe states. “We carefully prayed over every song we chose, and we feel that this collection is the most special we’ve ever had! To say we are excited about this release is an understatement. We feel so incredibly blessed to be produced by Wayne Haun and work with some of the greatest writers and musicians of all time.”

Just as The Kramers were thrilled to have the opportunity to have Haun produce this latest effort, Haun was grateful to work with The Kramers once again. “Each member of The Kramers could easily have their own successful music career,” Haun shares. “All four, ScottRachel, Maria and Ben, are extremely talented and bring something completely original to the table. The way they pull off the variety of styles on this album is beautiful. The Kramers’ genuine commitment to the Lord is what impresses me the most.”

For more than two decades, The Kramers have led audiences into an attitude of worship that has been embraced by listeners of all ages. Sing Me There continues that tradition, recognizing the true power in a song, blending melodies and harmonies with lyrics of praise that rapture the listener to heaven’s throne.

Sing Me There Track List:
Sing Me There
Because We Believe
God Will Meet You There
All Day, Every Day
Take Heed, My Son
What The Soldiers Didn’t See
You At 33
His Best Work
If There Was One Song
Let Me Be The Well
I Know There’s A Heaven
He Is Jesus

StowTown Records Announces Multiple 2022 GMA Dove Award Nominations


Nashville, TN (August 15, 2022) – StowTown Records is thrilled to share their multiple nominations for the 2022 Dove Awards. Label co-founder and producer, Wayne Haun, has garnered five nominations. Haun’s nominations once again include Producer of the Year, as well as four production nominations in various categories including all three of the StowTown album nominations. StowTown artists Ernie Haase & Signature SoundLegacy Five and Sunday Drive are all nominees for the 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound garnered two nominations this year. Their GRAMMY® nominated album Keeping On received a nod for Southern Gospel Album of the Year, while the song “Overcome” from this same album is up for Southern Gospel Song of the YearKeeping On was co-produced by Wayne Haun, Kris Crunk and Brian Eads. “Overcome,” the current radio single for EHSS, was written by Sunset Gallery Music songwriters Jeff BumgardnerJason Davidson and Aaron Stewart.

Multi-award winning artist Legacy Five‘s 2021 release, Something New, has been nominated for Southern Gospel Album of the YearSomething New was co-produced by award-winning producers Wayne Haun and Gordon Mote and is the group’s first release on the StowTown Records label.

In the Bluegrass/Country/Roots categories, Sunday Drive‘s debut StowTown Records album, garnered nominations for both Album and Song of the Year. Breaking Boundaries is up for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year, and the first single from the album, “Grace and Goodness,” has a nomination for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Song of the YearBreaking Boundaries was co-produced by Haun and Chris Chavez. Sunset Gallery Music songwriters Donna Marie KingRandall Garland and Kevin Winebarger co-wrote “Grace and Goodness.” These are the first two nominations for Sunday Drive.

StowTown Records label CEO and President, Landon Beene, shares, “It has always been the goal of StowTown Records to release a diverse catalog of high quality Christian music. We count it an honor to receive recognition from our industry peers, and our team is grateful to once again be included in this stellar lineup of nominees. Thank you to the GMA for holding our music to such high standards and supporting the creators of this great music!”

The 53rd GMA Dove Awards show will take place live and in-person at the Allen Arena at Nashville’s Lipscomb University on October 18, and will be televised on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on October 21 at 8 and 10PM (eastern).

Chris Bryant leaving The Kingsmen


Four years to the day he joined The Kingsmen Quartet, Chris Bryant is departing the group.

Chris says in a release, “As times and seasons of life change, so do goals, dreams and priorities. For now mine are to enjoy this time with my family. To get involved and fed by a local church. And to use everything I’ve learned to prepare me for the next chapter God has for me.”

Longtime Florida Boys Baritone singer Glen Allred dies at 88


Friends and family of a well-loved Southern Gospel singer are preparing for a life celebration.  Glen Allred, whose baritone voice was heard for decades with the Florida Boys, died on Thursday.

Glen was born in Monroe, Tennessee in 1934.  By the time he was 16 he had begun played guitar for the Oak Ridge Quartet. In 1952 he began singing with the Gospel Melody Quartet. You most likely know them better by the name they began using years later: The Florida Boys.

Allred received a Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Baritone in 1971, and was inducted to the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001. He stayed with The Florida Boys until they retired in 2007.

Funeral services are set for Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Glenan “Glen” H. Allred was 88.

The REAL Southern Gospel Quartet Making Sweet Music!


Nashville, TN (July 22, 2022) The REAL Southern Gospel Quartet spent three days at Hilltop Studios last week, finishing up the vocals for their new album!  This project has been met with excellence in every aspect, from the vocals to the studio, the musicians, engineers, and equipment! Each song was penned by REAL Southern Gospel writers such as, Ila Knight, Logan & Rebecca Peck, Jeff Gibson, Ronny Hinson, Dianne Wilkinson, Dylan Feezell, and more! 

Each member of this power-house quartet has been excited about this recording and it is not only evident in their stellar vocals, but in their comments regarding their experiences:

Tim Maze (lead)“When I started listening to the song demos Les sent, I thought this recording could be special. When Jerry, Terry, Darin, and I came together in the studio with producer Les Butler, the ultra-talented engineer, Matt Butler, and a host of Nashville’s best session players; I knew, without doubt, it would be special. It’s called Real Southern Gospel for a reason.”

Terry Carter (baritone)“Several months ago I was contacted by my friend Les Butler about possibly forming an all-star Quartet to represent the all-new Real Southern Gospel Radio Network. I was so honored that I would even be considered for the baritone position surrounded by such talented singers. When he called me back and said the baritone position was mine, if I was interested, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. As we assembled together at Hilltop Studios in Nashville and began the recording session, I knew, right away, this was going to be an incredible recording! Thanks again to Les Butler, for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this great recording!”

Darin Hebert (bass), “I didn’t feel as if I was good enough to be a part of what Les was putting together; he told me that I was. Wow! I’m glad he asked, and I’m glad I said yes.”

Jerry Martin (tenor)“It was an honor and a privilege to be asked to be a part of this special record. I never thought that I would record an album again and especially one filled with amazing songs and sung by phenomenal singers like Tim Maze, Terry Carter, and Darin Hebert. Not only was it fun to record with them but I now have friends for life through the making of this record. Having Les bring this all together was amazing to watch as he is top-notch in my book. From the arrangements, and song selections, to the encouragement, and support he has shown me were awesome. Thank you, Les! Matt Butler has to be one of the most talented recording engineers and musicians around, it was a pleasure watching him work his magic and he made the process most enjoyable. Thanks, Matt for everything you do and for your insight into your recording process.”

Les Butler, REAL Southern Gospel label owner, and producer of this album stated, “I’ve been working on assembling this all-star quartet for over a year. I’ve been working on finding just the right songs for almost two years in anticipation of this project. When I look back now and see who the Lord allowed me to assemble as the Real Southern Gospel Quartet and the songs he allowed us to sing, I stand amazed!”