Wanda Mountain Boys Release "No Turning Back" 

The Wanda Mountain Boys are excited to announce the arrival of their latest studio recording, "No Turning Back".  The Missouri based quartet's CD includes 10 songs and  is available at their concert venues as well as on their website store.  

The project is also available, for the first time, on a USB drive.  The USB also includes the group's 2 most recent projects, "It's Worth It All" and "Christ is the One".

For more info or to order the project, visit http://www.wandamountainboys.com











MAGMA Presents 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards 

The Mid America Gospel Music Association held it's 20th Annual Gospel Music Jubilee on Nov. 1 and 2 at the Centene Center in Farmington, MO.

The association took time to honor two individuals with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Friday night's recipient was songwriter, musician and journalist, Barbara Huffman.  Barbara is one of the top songwriters in all of Gospel Music and also a contributing writer for the leading Gospel Music publication, Singing News.

Saturday evening, the association honored Bruce Turnbough.  Bruce is currently the lead vocalist with Gateway Sound and has had a long musical career which includes working with the Mid South Boys and with several Branson entertainment shows.


Chapel Valley Welcomes the Ascension Qt 


Welcome to the CV family!

The Ascension Quartet, from Springfield, MO has joined the Chapel Valley family of artists!

Wayne Hughes (tenor), Chris Judy (lead), Derrick Newman (baritone), and Walter Hayes (bass) have a smooth blend and a strong desire to carry the Gospel wherever the Lord leads them.

Jack Allen shared, “These guys are the real deal. They know how to sing and they put their hearts into the songs they’re taking out to a hopeless world. We are excited to welcome them aboard and can’t wait to share their new album with you!”

Their first radio release with Chapel Valley will go out just after the new year, so be watching for them.

Get to know The Ascension Quartet online at http://www.theascensionqt.com/ and be sure to like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheAscensionQuartet/

Help us welcome The Ascension Quartet to the Chapel Valley family of artists!

Holiday Inn Express Farmington To Offer Discounts For MAGMA 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Farmington is offering special discounts for those attending the MAGMA Gospel Music Jubilee.  You can make reservations by calling 1-573-701-0505 and requesting the MAGMA rate of $94.00.

The 2019 Gospel Music Jubilee will be November 1 and 2 at the Centene Center in Farmington.

Hampton Inn Farmington To Offer Discounts During MAGMA 

Hampton Inn and Suites in Farmington is offering special discounted rates for the 2019 Gospel Music Jubilee.  The event will be Friday Nov. 1 and Sat. Nov. 2 at the Centene Center in Farmington, MO. 

The discounted rates are for 2 queen beds for just $89 per night. You can get this rate by calling the direct line at 1 573- 760-8700 and requesting the special MAGMA rate.

MAGMA Welcomes New Legacy to Performance Roster 

The board of directors of the Mid America Gospel Music Association is pleased to announce the addition of New Legacy to their roster of performing artists. New Legacy comes to us from Bloomington, IL. 

New Legacy features a Bluegrass style  of Gospel Music and is lead by group manager, Nathan Gates.  He is joined by wife, Rachel, his father, Craig along with Robert Hauser and his daughter Kemedy. 

New Legacy's roots run deep in Gospel Music as Nathan, Rachel and Craig traveled for many years with the Gates Family.  This is a new chapter in the family's music ministry.  

For more information about New Legacy or to hear their music, visit them at http://newlegacymusic.com.

Ascension Qt. Welcomes Derrick Newmam 


We're excited to announce the addition of Derrick Newman to The Ascension Quartet. Derrick will be filling the baritone position. 

Derrick began singing as a young boy in the church where he grew up in Sikeston, MO. Upon moving to Lebanon, MO in 1998, he continued to serve God by singing specials and being a member of their local church choir. Derrick enjoys playing the piano and singing with his children. He currently resides in Lebanon, MO with his wife, Kelly, and four children. 

We welcome Derrick, Kelly, and their family to The Ascension Quartet family.

Gospel Messengers Reach National Chart 


Longtime MAGMA members “Gospel Messengers” are excited to share their first major success on the national stage. The month of May saw a great convention song “I Walk With Jesus Each Day” become the # 57 song in all of gospel music on The Singing News radio play charts. The studio cut is available on: Itunes, CdBaby, Amazon, and gospelmessengersministry.org. This song was arranged by Dennis and Daniel with the latter completing his first album-length studio appearance on the bass guitar! 

Each member of Gospel Messengers is thrilled with the song’s reach and grateful for it’s nationwide impact. More so than the gift, we thank the Giver who not only gave his life as a ransom for sin, rose from the grave to give his sacrifice power, but does indeed walk with us daily! The question becomes: Will we walk with Him? This message goes out with many thanks to members of MAGMA who have encouraged us through the years and a hope for mutual prayer as we attempt to lift up the name of Jesus through our respective ministries.



2018 MAGMA Lifetime Achievement Awards Presented 
















The Mid America Gospel Music Association recently presented their Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 19th Annual Gospel Music Jubilee.  The association recognized both Fred Church and Stanley Jones for their many years of dedicated service to Southern Gospel Music.

Fred Church formed his group, the Spirituals in 1966 and they were a major force in the Gospel Music scene in the Midwest for many years.  The legendary Jake Hess traveled with Fred and the group for a year prior to the formation of the Masters V.  The group continues to do selected dates throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Stanley Jones began  his musical journey with his family group in the 1950s.  For over 60 years, he has been a leader in the Gospel Music community and has traveled throughout the United States with his group, the Stanley Jones Singers.  He currently sings with three of his brothers and continues to perform as the Brothers.

We are honored to recognize these two great men for all they have done and continue to do to  share the Gospel in song.

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

Colossians 3:16

Welcome to your on-line home for Gospel music in the Midwest. The Mid-America Gospel Music Association (MAGMA) is an organization made up of groups and soloists who love gospel music. Our purpose is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ, create opportunities for fellowship among our members and provide an opportunity once a year for members to perform at our annual convention.

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