Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Lately, I have come to realize the question asked to me by many people.

"Barbara, why on earth do you do what you do in a business that you really do not need to do?"  Well, explanation of this is simple.

I love gospel music.  I am what I am, and do not expect to change.  I love to sing and also to help people who can sing well and have little experience with getting known and all of the things you need to do as an artists to get that name out there.  I believe, "it is not all about what I can do for me. but how much help can I give to others who love to do the same thing, "Carry" the message of Jesus in music.  I still sing...a lot!  My daughter and I sing every Week and enjoy doing it wherever the doors open...right now, God has us working alongside my husband in a Pastoral work that is like none that we have ever done before.  I simply can't stop that!  There is much joy in ministering in a community and not being a "Star."  I don't have to be...but I do enjoy getting out and doing concerts, revivals, etc. 

God has placed a desire on my life, or call, etc to help struggling artists in the business/ministry as much as I can.  I do know people, I know how to help others and that is the main goal.  I realize that some do not understand all of this...that is fine, you don't have to understand.

Some say.."You are giving all of your income to producers, etc."  Well, if I agree to work for an amount, it doesn't matter what the producer makes, does it?  I have already agreed...and if I had the name of some of the producers, I could make just as much money. not the answer to everything, LOL, it just helps.  

The best policy has and always will be can not get away with out it.  God will prosper you in ways you never thought of.  I don't have the best, I don't need the best, and You can't use me if I don't allow you to do so!  Lots to think about!  If I gain help from someone being able to use ME, and they gain help or not, I have done what needs to be done!  

Now let me remind you that nothing in this life as I know it comes for free, or success does not come overnight. But, doing things the WRONG WAY WITH WRONG INTENTIONS will end up NOWHERE FAST.Be honest, don't try to get everything for nothing and focus on the main goal...  hang in there.  Do what you need to do...and call me.  I will do my best to conduct myself in a Godly manner and do what is right.  Not everyone will be happy, but if I know I have done the right thing, that is mighty fine with me.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fan Awards

Each year The Christian Voice Magazine host two annual events in Pigeon Forge, Tn.  First one is call..."Country Gospel Music Fan Fest..April 26-28 at The Smoky Mountain Convention Center...4010 Parkway..Pigeon, Forge, TN.

Various artists will be there from all over!  You will enjoy the talent of so many artists..solo, duets, trio, male quartets, and mixed groups.

This year marks the 3rd annual awards show to be held on Saturday Night April 28th.

Artists voted to the top five finalists Ballot are some of Jubilee Music Artists!
Ivan and Jamie Hodge - Duo of the Year
Joan Gregory-Favorite Soloist
Barbara Roach-Favorite Song Writer
Barbara Roach-Favorite Promoter
Joan Gregory-Favorite song-Writer/Barbara Roach
Joan Gregory-Favorite Female Vocolist
Christy Sutherland-Female Horizon

Now this is really cool, folks!  Call all of your friends and vote for JMA Artists!

Second Event:  Southern Gospel Music Fan Fare
Annual Awards Show to be held Thursday Night May 3rd!
The Nelons-Favorite Trio
Ken Turner-Favorite Bass-(long time friend of mine)
Kelly Nelon-Favorite Alto
Amber Nelon-Favorite Saprano
Jordan Lefevre-Favorite Lead
Favorite Musician-Jeff Stice
John Lanier-Favorite Male Vocolist
Christy Sutherland-Favorite Female Solist

Not all of the SGMA are JMA artists, but some are and I hope for the best of all I have listed...I guess you might say, choice!!  Blessings to everyone.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today's News!

Today,  plans for the Jubilee Music Artists Showcase at for NQC were finalized.  The Showcase normally held on Tuesday, has been changed.

Jubilee Music Artists Showcase/Talent Search
Thursday September 13, 2012 - 1:00 p.m. til 4:30
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crowne C Room-Main Floor
Hotel is located next door to Ky Fair and Expo Center/Freedom Hall
Registrations and contracts are now available.  First come me!

10 hours recording time to be given away to the artist/artists of the day...could be a quartet, trio, duet, solo, who knows?  We are thrilled to be hosting such an event. Judges will be professionals in the Industry.

Call and talk to me regarding information and recording with Producer Eddie Crook!  

Our special guest artists for the day will be "The Lefevre Quartet."  Mike has once again agreed to be a part of this JMA event.  Mike Lefevre and Jordan were at the first one and have been with us each year!  So, let all of your friends know!

Plan now to attend this event!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fan Fare

Today I am excited about Fan Fare for Jubilee Music Artists!  We have some headliners who are a part of our promotions who will be singing at Fan Fare.

The Lefevre Quartet-Tuesday Night
Christy Sutherland-Tuesday Night and other nights!
RW Blackwood & The Blackwood Singers!

These artists are very well known and are participating in Fan Fare this year.  They also work with JMA in promotions!  

We have others performing in the JMA Showcase...David Haynes, Hallmark Quartet, Judith Baker, Christy Sutherland, Ivan and Jamie Hodge, and the list goes on...We are limited to the amount of artists to perform.  Becca and I will sing at least one song to open the showcase!  

Come out and be a part of Fan Fare...April 30th through May 5th...Smoky Mountain Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN. Lots of activities going on all week long.  Come out and join me and get on the JMA Showcase...

Don't forget to leave your comments...Vote for your favorite songs and artists.

Friday, February 17, 2012

JMA Welcomes Mattie Jones!

JMA welcomes "Mattie Jones" as an artist to our promotions company.  Mattie has been in southern gospel music for many years.  She is now working as a solo artist.  You may contact our agency for more information.  Mattie sings from the heart with true worship, exalting Jesus Christ for who He is and all that He has done for us.

You will enjoy Mattie singing the song "Look For Me."  As she sings this song, she normally looks at her husband, Robert, of (too many years to tell) lol with tears in her eyes.  I too can identify with that.  Jerry and I sing "I Want to Stroll Over Heaven" and it is just a normal thing to take each other's hand and sing it together!  

Mattie...welcome to the JMA family!
                                                              Mattie Jones

News Update

I have talked to several of our artists this week.  We are all looking forward to Fan Fare and all of the events for this year.

Please remember to tell your friends about JMA and have them to sign up as followers!  We want to make this a place for promotion of all of our artists!  Beginning with March, the charts posted on here will be from comments from followers...telling us they're favorite group, and well as the points from charting.  You do not have to have a chart song to be in JMA Charts...but the chart songs in various magazines will be included in our charting system.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Things are coming together for our main events for 2012. 

This year, we welcome several new artists along with those who have been faithful to be a part of this organization for years.  Thanks to all of you. 

Beginning with the Fan Fare Showcase on Tuesday May 1st in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.  This will be our first showcase at Fan Fare.  We are looking forward to attending the Awards Program and hopefully, some or our Artists will be in the top five and who knows...

In September we will host our 4th annual NQC Showcase at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, next door to Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY.  10 hours of recording time to be given away at the end.  Sounds like fun to me.  For auditions...please email and send information about your group/solo, etc.  I will take a listen!  There are a few spots open on each program.

November 29-December 1at..First Annual JMA Awards Program and Banquet..A Jubilee Homecoming DVD Shoot with several artists...and big plans for the ending program on Saturday night.  TBA

If you are interested in doing a 10 song DVD shoot for yourself, contact me.  You will be amazed at the cost!  

Our producer for these DVD shoots will be Mr. Eddie Crook from Nashville, TN.  Eddie and Janice Crook are long time friends of mine, and Mr. Crook is absolutely one of the best producers in what we have know for years as "Southern Gospel Music." Mr. Crook has launched the careers/ministries of many well know artists in Southern Gospel Music today.

Join with us at these gatherings and let's have Church....together!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jubilee Music Artists Events Page

Let me encourage you to go to the JMA Events page on facebook!  If you haven't joined as a member, please do so.  There you can watch the videos from some of our DVD shoots produced by Eddie Crook.

Eddie and I will be working together this year on another wonderful event in Gatlinburg.  We have several artists ready to participate.

November 29th -December 1st.
Beginning on Thursday Night November awards Dinner and ceremony with JMA participating artists from this year.  Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. will be the first "Homecoming Style" DVD shoot with choir, and then dinner...afterwards...the second shoot will begin at 7 p.m.

Saturday is available for personal DVD shoots at a very reasonable cost to you with Eddie Crook producing. More information coming in a brochure by the first of March.  Saturday night...we will just relax and have a wonderful concert of Southern Gospel Music...Main attraction TBA...Plans have been made this week to have one of the Best Groups performing today for Saturday night, along with other artists involved in this wonderful week end event.

This will be held at "The Edgewater Hotel" in Gatlinburg, TN.  Rooms are now available at $199.99 per person based on double occupancy...5 meals included!  This is an awesome price.

We will also hear from "The Celebration Kid's Choir" from Franklin, NC.  These children range from 4 years old through13 and are already singing harmony!  You will be amazed!!

Please contact Barbara at to have a website/CD audition for this event.  You WILL be blessed!!

Monday, February 13, 2012


Today, it's all about Radio Air Play!

For the past four years or so, I have been involved in radio promotions.  It has been great and I have learned the business.

We are very proud of our artists for the air play they have recieve, and for those who are currently in the Charts.  Joan Gregory, Still Water, and The Blackwood Singers...RW, Donna, and Andrea Blackwood.

Let me say to you, while radio charting is is about getting air play that counts.  Be blessed when your promoter tells you that you are getting good play whether you chart, or not.

Years ago, I do not remember a charting system!  There was nothing like that and folks just listened to the music, played what the people requested and we all received blessings from that.  Ha..I never knew if people were playing my songs or not!  Just when we would sing, they would love it and so I felt like someone must have been to a concert.

"Let us not grow weary, for in due season we shall reap....if we faint not." BIBLE  If you don't know where that one is, look it up...tell you next time.  YES, I do know where it is.  The point is, we should be happy to sing where the door opens, use the promoters to help get air play, and rejoice even if you are not in the charts.

You may send me a note on here to vote for your Feb favorite songs and the artist who has recorded...that plus the radio air play report will help me to post the top 10 each month.

Be blessed,