MPM Winter 2011

Hello Everyone!
To start off this newsletter I must say, "BRRRRRRRRR!" As I sit here typing this, the wind is howling and I am under a blanket while I listen to reports of coming snow and sleet. I know my friends up north will not think much of that statement, but hopefully they'll enjoy the rest of this composition…

FOURTH ANNUAL HOMECOMING!
Since my marriage back in December, time has flown! It's hard to believe that we are only 40 days away from my annual homecoming concert! This year promises to be the best yet and I have so much in store for you all. I do hope that you will make an effort to attend and bring someone with you.

The whole reason I started this event was to make an effort to give back something to the community and hopefully be a blessing close to home to those who have been kind enough to support me throughout the years. Homecoming has always proven to be a grand time of fun and fellowship while incorporating a great time of worship. This year will be no different, so please mark your calendars now to be in attendance!

I have a few surprises in store that are not going to appear on any flyer or invitation, so you'll have to come out and see what's happening. I can tell you that we will have many giveaways, lots of laughs, and THE GOSPEL TONES will be the featured guest artist! As many of you know, I sing tenor with this group of young men and they have been part of homecoming for the last two years. Our time together has tightened harmonies, introduced new songs, and strengthened our bond. These are truly some of my best friends and it will be an honor to stand beside them once again and let the rafters ring with God's praise.

Here's the details…
Miles Pike's Fourth Annual Homecoming Concert
March 12, 2011
at
The People's Church
Hwy 79 E.
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
Concert at 6:00pm - doors open at 5:00pm
Love offering basis
Click
HERE for more details and don't miss it!


Click
HERE to download your own flyer to share!

Please Vote!

In my last newsletter I mentioned receiving an award from the International Association of Independent Recording Artists (IAIRA) for my song, "I'll See You In The Rapture", having reached #77 in the world. Several more award opportunities are in the works since then and I need your help. I need you to take a few minutes to vote for me. Just being nominated for some of these awards would help open doors for more ministry opportunities.
I've made it as easy as possible to access the voting on the different award websites below, and I've noted the categories that I am eligible for on each website. Voting ends on the 28th of this month. Get your family and friends to vote as well!

Agape Fest Awards - I am eligible for: Album of 2010 - "Timeless Songs: For Times Like These", Song of 2010 - "I'll See You In The Rapture", Male Soloist, New Artist, Country Male Artist,
Songwriter (James Pike), and Artist Website of 2010 - www.MilesPikeMusic.com

Country Gospel Music Fan Awards - I am eligible for: Favorite Soloist, Male Horizon, Favorite Male Vocalist, Favorite Crossover, Favorite Songwriter (James Pike), Album "Timeless Songs: For Times Like These", and Website - www.MilesPikeMusic.com

Southern Gospel Music Fan Awards - I am eligible for: Soloist, Male Vocalist, Song - "I'll See You In The Rapture", Album - "Timeless Songs: For Times Like These", Young Excelling Individual, and New Excelling Artist

2011 Diamond Awards - I am eligible for: Album of 2010 - "Timeless Songs: For Times Like These", Song of 2010 - "I'll See You In The Rapture", Male Soloist, New Artist, Country Male Artist, Songwriter (James Pike), and Artist Website of 2010 - www.MilesPikeMusic.com



Upcoming Events…

Please take note of some of these very special events listed below!
February 5-10, 2011 - Jacksonville, Florida - Singing on a cruise to The Bahamas
February 20, 2011 - Diboll, Texas - Prison Concert
March 4, 2011 - Jacksonville, Texas - First Baptist Church - Concert with THE NELONS!
March 12, 2011 - 6:00PM - Jacksonville, Texas - Fourth Annual Homecoming Concert
March 27, 2011 - 6:00PM - Troup, Texas - Henry's Chapel Methodist Church
April 5, 2011 - 6:00PM - Bullard, Texas - First Baptist Church
April 15, 2011 - 6:00PM - Tyler, Texas - Westwood Baptist Church - Concert with TRIUMPHANT QT!
April 28-30, 2011 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - Smokey Mountain Convention Center - Country Gospel Music Fanfest
May 2-7, 2011 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - Smokey Mountain Convention Center
- Southern Gospel Music Fanfair
May 15, 2011 - Diboll, Texas - Prison Concert

Catching up…
Thanks to all of you for your support during 2010! God did awesome things and I thank you for your part in it. I had both my debut radio release and the one following it hit #1 last year! If that isn't good enough, "Jesus Savior, Pilot Me" stayed in the Top Ten for six months, and "I'll See You In The Rapture" also stayed in the Top Ten for six months and the Top Three for four of those months!
Please be on the lookout for my upcoming radio release, "I'm Going Through, Jesus"! It'll be the first thing I send out in 2011 and I believe that God has even greater things in store for Miles Pike Music as we continue to serve Him with all we have.

Also…
Yep, as I said, I am married and life is great! In the last newsletter I announced our engagement and many have wanted to meet her. She'll be at all my upcoming concertsand we would love to meet you there. She is becoming a greater asset to this ministry more and more every day as God blesses us with more wisdom and experience together. When you call the office for product or to book a concert, you might just get her on the phone!
I've added several pictures to my photo galleries lately, including wedding pictures, so feel free to go have a look at my beautiful bride and the wonderful day we had! Take a moment to write in the guestbook or drop us an email to say hello to Mrs. Martha Pike.

Click
HERE to visit the gallery!

Final Thoughts…
I have been raised in a farming family for all my life and so I know what difficult work it can be. My family would have literally tens of thousands of plants, mainly tomatoes, over the vast acres that they farmed. People came from all over to get some of their produce because it was like no other.
Just like most things in life, you could look at what they did and think that the hardest work was the harvest, but I believe that they would answer that the hardest part was the waiting, watching, and longing for the harvest. No matter how many thousand plants they had, or what variety, by the time they cared for each one on a regular basis, they knew them, recognized them, and knew what fruit they had on them yesterday. Now the proud owner of a small garden with my wife, I can somewhat appreciate not just the work, but the longing to see what I have put my hand to produce something good; not just for me, but for my family.
How much more do we need to invest and strive to see the benefits of a life changed because of what we poured into it? People are fields, their hearts the soil, God's Word the seed, our kindness the water, and the fruit is to God's Glory, for only HE can give an increase for our labors. Be sure that everyday you are tending to those around you and planting good seed out of your life into theirs. People are far more precious than plants, vegetables, flowers, and all the other things that we invest so much time and effort into.
I pray that you all will go forward with the purpose in your hearts and minds to intentionally sow good into the fields around you. That's what we will continue to strive to do in 2011 and beyond...

Be blessed and be a blessing,

Miles
1 Corinthians 3

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