Kingdom Heirs Debut No.1 at Billboard

Arden, NC  (October 11, 2017) – The Kingdom Heirs have garnered their first No.1 debut on Billboard Music’s top Southern Gospel Album chart with their new release, The Last Big Thing. In addition, the album will appear at the No.8 position on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Christian chart as well as the No.12 position on the Christian/Gospel Music album chart for Oct. 10th, 2017. The album released Sept 29th on Sonlite Records a division of Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing. The Kingdom Heirs and Sonlite marked the occasion of the release with a celebratory gathering and performance at this year’s National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Lead singer Arthur Rice states, “Anytime you record a new album, you hope everyone loves it as much as you do. From its initial success and chart debut, I think everyone is loving it too! Our prayer is that every song encourages you as it has us.”

Chris White, founder of Sonlite Records shares. “This is new territory for us. We’ve been the label home for The Kingdom Heirs for more than 30 years now, and we have never had an album debut on multiple Christian Music charts in the same week. This proves that people want quality Christian music, and they don’t care what the genre is.”

The Kingdom Heirs have been the resident Gospel performing group for Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN  for more than 32 years performing before millions of people. With ten No. 1 songs on the Singing News Magazine monthly charts, multiple Singing News fan awards and Dove Award nominations, the future keeps getting brighter for this talented band.

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About Crossroads

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Performance Track fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.


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Formed over 19 years ago by Deon & Susan Unthank originally as, the site was birthed from an email discussion group by the same name. The SoGospelNews email discussion list was created by the Unthanks after the Singing News shut down its extremely popular discussion list. SoGospelNews started as a simple webpage listing artists, fans, individuals, etc. that were avid supporters of the newly formed SoGospelNews talk list. The site eventually took on printing news for Southern Gospel artists, and eventually took on reviewing the latest recordings from both signed and independent artists within the small genre. SoGospelNews became the most viewed Southern Gospel website on the Internet with over 4,000,000 hits per month.

The Unthank family are now involved in the site, as well as the addition of over two dozen staff writers. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to The name change allows them to cover news items of not only Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel.

On January 5, 2011, Susan Unthank passed away, leaving the website in control of Deon, their son, Chris, and their daughter Amy.