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What’s New with Russ Nottingham

I was so blessed last year to interview Russ Nottingham as one of my first artist.  I met Russ and his wife Jeri last year at the 2014 ICM Awards.  I am blessed to call them my friends.

I asked Russ a few questions to see what’s new with Russ Nottingham in 2015.  If you have not already read his interview from last year please take a moment and click on this link below.




1.  Russ what would you say has been your biggest achievement over this last year since we first met at the 2014 ICM Awards?

We met a lot of great new Christian friends during the ICM Awards last year and have also been able to minister with them since then.  Just recently, the door has been opened for us to step into a full time music ministry.
2.  Where do you feel like this next year will be taking you in your ministry and music?
Prayerfully, we are believing that God will allow us to travel across the U.S. to help spread the good news of hope and salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
3.  Do you have any new projects you are working on as far as a new cd or single release?
Not at this time, but once we get moved and settled in, we are hoping to get back into the recording studio
4.  If you could encourage the other artist out there with one thing you have learned over this last year; what would you say to them?
Well, I’ve seen the enemy attack many others throughout this past year in one way or another and have actually experienced it for ourselves, but one thing that I’ve learned and would like to encourage others with, is Don’t give up!!! No matter what obstacles he (the devil) may through our way, God is in control! He’s got our back! As it says in Rom. 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
A word from Russ and Jeri on some exciting news they have been telling everyone they had for them:  Well, here’s the news that we told you we’d share! We feel that God has opened this door for us, so we are going to step out by faith and see where He leads. We are excited to announce that we have sold our place here in Ohio and are planning on moving to Florida, Oct. 1st. If all things go as planned, we’re also going to purchase an RV and prayerfully pursue a full time music ministry. YeeHaw!!! It has always been a prayer and a dream of ours to do this. So we are asking that all of you pastors, fairs, festivals, special event coordinators, campground owners and etc, (also friends and family members as well) please prayerfully consider having us in to minister, because we are looking for and scheduling places to share the positive message of hope and salvation though song, testimony and His word. We will travel anywhere that God opens the doors. Please help us spread the word about our ministry to others. Also, please keep us in your prayers as we get about the fathers business and step into this new and exciting chapter of our lives. To learn more about our ministry or to hear some of our music, please visit our website at www.russnottinghamministries.com. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers and support! We love you all!!!
God bless,
Russ and Jeri
Here is an interview with my sweet friends from A Christian Talk of The Town and Russ Nottingham.
Click Here for Russ Nottingham’s Reverbnation
Thank you so much Russ and Jeri for allowing me to be a part of your lives.
Dream Catcher 3:20
Cassie G

Interview with Steve Roberson

Interview Steve Roberson
Steve Roberson

While doing some PR for Carol Hogner I started listening to and following HLE Radio. I heard a song called Jesus Was A Rebel. I fell in love with that song. Sometimes we can get so caught up in stuffy old religion and forget that Jesus didn’t go with the flow.  Jesus hung out with the Rebels and outcast. He took His Light to them.


I friend requested Steve Roberson in October 2013. I realized then he has such a sweet heart and wants people to see the fun loving side of Jesus. Throug out this last year I have watched his Social Media post and peoples interaction with him. This Novemebr I traveled with Carol Hogner to the ICM Awards in Nashville and was blessed to meet Steve in person. Steve is just as personable and fun in person as he is on Social Media. I asked him if he would participate in my interview for my blogs. I’m so glad he said yes.

I hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about Mr. Steve Roberson. Be sure to check out the links I’ve inserted into this blog to listen to his music and follow him on social media.

Bio:  Diversity is the word that comes to mind when the name Steve Roberson comes up. Steve grew up in Montgomery, Alabama with the sounds of Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, Hank Williams and Tom T Hall flowing through the speakers of his momma’s orange suitcase record player! He had a love for great music of all genres, and you can tell when you hear Steve’s music
Steve is on the road full time performing at venues such as fairs, festivals, rodeo’s, and churches all across the country, and is also a staff songwriter at Oden’s Row Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee. He has had numerous cuts in Southern Gospel, Christian Country and Mainstream Country Music.
2014 has proved to be a successful year for Steve, as he has been blessed with three number one songs on several Independent Country and Christian Country Charts, including the ever popular “Jesus Was A Rebel” and current chart topper “Letting Angels Down Easy”.



Q.How long have you been singing Country and Inspirational Country Music?

Steve:  I’ve been singing Country Music all of my life it seems! After I got saved and in church in 2005, I thought that the country side of music was over for me. I knew very little about Gospel Music, but I was asked to audition for the lead singer position in a Southern Gospel Quartet based out of Clanton, Alabama. I sang with “The Samaritans” for about four years. Then for almost another year with “Broken Vessels”. Then in the summer of 2006, we were booked to sing at an outdoor festival near Montgomery, Alabama. And that is where I was introduced to Christian Country Music! Tommy Brandt and Danny Ray Harris were the headliners for this event and I was in heaven! I’m sure that I asked those two guys a thousand questions that day! I ended up with both of their CD’s and Danny even gave me some of his tracks to sing with. In 2012, Danny would also introduce me to playing in Cowboy Churches around the country while we toured together for a year as “The Southern Boys”. I’m forever grateful to Danny, Tommy and everyone else who has had a hand helping me on my musical journey!


Q. What artist would you say has influenced your music the most?
Steve:  WOW! That’s a loaded question!! Where do I start? There are so many that I could truthfully say, but I’ll narrow it down to a few. I always loved the smooth, powerful voice of Travis Tritt. He’s still one of my heroes in music. The great Marty Raybon is another! I still get chills hearing him and Shenandoah sing “The Moon Over Georgia”!. The other is Scott Roberts of Broken Vessels. There are so many artists on stage nowadays that in my opinion, are trying to put on a show for the sake of entertaining someone. Scott doesn’t have to do that because he is real. He truly wants God to use him to make a difference in the life’s of others, and it shows through on stage. And I’m thankful for the difference that he has made in my life!


Q. What was your first song to hit the air waves? And which station started your adventure on air?
Steve:The first one would be with The Samaritans. We did a song called “Joy In The Morning” that got some local airplay at Gospel Station WKLF in Clanton, Alabama. The first one for me as a soloist was a song that I wrote with my brother Frankie called “Pretty, Pretty Angels”, also at WKLF.


Q. What would you say was the defining moment in your music ministry that you knew that this was what you wanted to do?
Steve:  Defining moment?…. I don’t think that I can recall one. I’ve just always known that this was it for me!


Q. What motivates you to keep going when your tired?
Steve:  There are people out there in the world that are hurting, and I believe that God can use me, and the music that He gives me to reach them, ease their pain and lead them to Him.


Q. Do you have any new projects in the making?
Steve:  Yep, a new CD packed with Crank Down Christian Country, and Positive Country is due out in late January with a new radio release to go along with it!


Q. What’s your current single on the air waves that we might hear?
Steve:   “Letting Angels Down Easy” written by Randy Finchum and Chuck Oden is still going strong at Independent Country Radio and almost a year after it’s radio release, “Jesus Was A Rebel” (Finchum-Gibson) is still one of the most requested song at a lot of stations! And let’s not forget about “God Gave His Gift To Me” (Finchum-Batts-Roberson) My Christmas single.


Q. Can you share one of your funniest memories of Singing on stage or while recording?

Steve:WOW again! I have a lot to choose from! It has to be the time when I was singing at an old country church somewhere in Georgia. The church was in serious need of major repair and stage floor was very unstable to say the least! And to make things worse, I was weighing in at around the 400 lb mark! The service was almost over when the floor busted open and I fell through it into the baptismal tank, a tank that the church had no idea was there! Here’s the funny part. The Pastor said that they had been praying that The Lord would provide them with a way to baptize their church folks! I guess that The Lord does indeed work in mysterious ways!



Thank you Steve Robberson for this great interview!!!

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Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Gilman