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VICTORIA BOWLIN EARNS BACHELORS DEGREE IN BIBLICAL THEOLOGY - 5/16/19Nashville, TN – Popular Christian artist, Victoria Bowlin, has recently completed a Bachelor’s degree program in Biblical Theology from North Carolina’s New Vision Bible College.In spite of her already challenging ministry schedule the accomplished singer, writer and Evangelist has managed to maintain the discipline to complete online courses to obtain her degree.Established in 1991, New Vision is a Bible based college that educates men and women to go out and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and is dedicated to Pastors and professional Christian workers desiring to become better equipped to accomplish the work God has called them to.Of this momentous accomplishment Victoria stated, “I am so thankful I was given the opportunity to go back to school and get my Bachelors Degree from New Vision. I had no intention of pursuing this, but God just dropped the opportunity in my lap with a full scholarship! A special thank you to Dr. Dennis Benton for believing in me!”Dr. H. Dennis Benton, President of New Vision College said “She studied, prepared and applied herself in every area of study to accomplish this great task. We are proud of her and wish her the very best. This milestone helps us see how far we come and challenges us to keep traveling on our journey. I know Victoria will accomplish much because God’s hand is upon her and His plan is before her.”A 65/40 Records artist, Victoria recently released a new single, Awake, and has been touring and ministering non-stop. She will soon be featured as part of the Relentless Tour 2019, performing with greats such as Russ Taff and The Griffith Family. We add our congratulations to Victoria for a job well done. To download the single Awake – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/awake-single/1461520489VICTORIA BOWLIN RELEASES NEW SINGLE, AWAKE - 4/26/19NASHVILLE, TN – Powerhouse Nashville recording artist, Victoria Bowlin, has announced the upcoming release of her new single, Awake.The hauntingly beautiful song, written by Victoria, calls the church to come alive to the power of the Lord. The lyrics encourage a weary world to “Awake O you sleeper, arise from the dead. Awake yourself!”Micah Schweinsberg of 65/40 Records produced Victoria’s new single, as well as doing all the instrumentation and mastering. As he promised when they announced her exclusive record deal, Awake is a fresh and contemporary cut that stretches the typical boundaries of her signature Southern Gospel / Country Gospel sound. When they signed Victoria in 2018, Micah stated “…from the first time I ever heard her sing, I knew that she was incredibly talented. But more than that, I felt her heart and love for others…”Deeply lyrical and poignant, Awake is a song you will add to your regular listening library. The musical score compliments the prophetic lyrics without overpowering the message. It promises to stir the soul, and delivers perfectly.Of Awake, Victoria shares “A couple summers ago, my husband and I were in a church meeting when the Spirit of God started speaking to me saying ‘Awake!’ It was followed by scriptures that said things like, ‘Awake oh you sleeper, arise from the dead…Awake yourself’. When we left I began to write down what the Lord was speaking as quickly as I could. It was coming almost faster than I could write, and within 15 minutes, the entire song was finished. It’s a prophetic declaration from the Lord saying to His Church, it’s time to wake up! We need a spiritual reviving, and it’s time!” She adds, “I am so excited that the song is completed and will be included as a bonus track on the new album I’m working on with 65/40 Records. Micah Schweinsberg really outdid himself on this song, and I can’t wait for the world to hear it!”Victoria has been working hard on her craft, and besides the newest album that she has in process, she will be featured at a concert in the Relentless Tour 2019, performing with greats such as Russ Taff and The Griffith Family. She will be on stage on Saturday, May 18, at the Faith Outreach Church, 731 Windermere Drive in Clarksville, TN. Tickets can be purchased at itickets.com for the 7 pm performance. Among other songs, Victoria will be presenting the single Awake, as well as Everlasting Water, the latest release from her You See Beauty project.To download the single Awake – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/awake-single/1461520489VICTORIA BOWLIN LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE - 5/8/18PURLEAR, N.C.- (May 8, 2018) – 65/40 Nashville recording artist, Victoria Bowlin, is excited to announce the launch of her new website dedicated to her solo music ministry.The new website, www.victoriabowlin.com is strictly about the music side of Bowlin Ministries. While she loves participating in ministry events with her husband, Evangelist Aaron Bowlin, she recognized the opportunity to also minister in a concert-only setting. The new website is dedicated to the music ministry of Victoria, and the calling God has placed on her life to share her musical gifts. You can find her bio, discography, upcoming events, tour dates, videos, posters for concert press, and a store where her music and other unique products can be purchased.About her new site Victoria says, “I am very excited about launching www.victoriabowlin.com for the world to see! It is wonderful to be able to share the vision God has placed in my heart to minister through music. More and more I’ve been called on to do solo concerts, and I love the new opportunities being presented to Bowlin Ministries.”We encourage you to visit the new solo website at www.VictoriaBowlin.com . While there, you can click on the Bowlin Ministries link for a more in depth look at the full ministry of Aaron and Victoria.To interview Victoria contact AG Publicity at firstname.lastname@example.org.VICTORIA BOWLIN AND HUSBAND AARON INVOLVED IN NEAR HEAD-ON COLLISION - 3/19/18PURLEAR, N.C.- (March 19, 2018) – 65/40 Recording artist Victoria Bowlin and her husband, evangelist Aaron Bowlin, were recently involved in a near head-on collision.Victoria said, “I just want to thank God for His protection! We were around exit 148 on I-20 W in Alabama, only 45 mins from our hotel that evening, when a drunk driver was driving about 70 miles an hour straight towards us on the wrong side of the six-lane interstate. Aaron swerved just in time, missing a head on collision with this car. The car then hit the truck behind us, sending both of them spinning down the interstate and down an embankment behind us, and we pulled off immediately. My valiant husband jumped out of the car and ran to check on the guy that had just wrecked behind us, while I called 911. The drunk lady missed us by inches in the front, and the truck behind us missed us by inches in the back. I absolutely believe that God had an Angel in front of us and one behind, protecting us. The wreck wound up involving multiple cars. Thankfully, only one was injured. They had to pry his door open to get him out and took him away in an ambulance. He was hurt but okay. Be in prayer for him. This is why it’s so important not to drink and drive. Things could have been a lot worse and ended in a much different way. I’m so thankful that God is in control, and we were able to walk away without a scratch on us or our vehicle. Praise the Lord!”Victoria and Aaron were shaken but not hurt. The duo was able to keep all dates on their itinerary.To interview Victoria contact AG Publicity at email@example.com.VICTORIA BOWLIN’S CURRENT RADIO SINGLE, “LEAD ME TO THE CROSS” HAS MADE ITS DEBUT ON THE SINGING NEWS TOP 80 CHARTS FOR FEBRUARY! - 2/1/18Victoria Bowlin’s Current Radio Single, “Lead Me To The Cross” has made its debut on the Singing News Top 80 Charts at #73 for February! This makes Victoria’s 2nd Top 80 Charting song. She says,”I am so excited to see what God is doing with my songs through radio. Thank you, DJ’s for playing my music, and thank you fans for listening and requesting!”AARON AND VICTORIA WELCOME NEW NEPHEW TO THE FAMILY - 1/29/18Congratulations to Victoria’s brother, Chris and sister in law, Jenny who have just welcomed a new addition to their family, James Joseph Taylor. He was born Monday morning, January 29, 2018 at 8:47 am, weighing 7 lbs 8 oz and measuring 21 inches long. Mommy and Baby are doing well! This makes 3 boys for Chris and Jenny! Victoria and Aaron are so excited about the new addition to their family!VICTORIA BOWLIN SIGNS EXCLUSIVE RECORDING AGREEMENT WITH 65/40 RECORDS - 1/4/18NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 4, 2018) – Popular singer/songwriter Victoria Bowlin recently signed an exclusive recording agreement with new Country Gospel record label 65/40 Records, a division of Red Hen Records.Victoria Bowlin stated, “I am so excited about this new season of ministry I am stepping into. I have known Rick and Micah Schweinsberg for a very long time and have the utmost respect for them. I look forward to many great things to come with 65/40 Records.”Micah Schweinsberg of 65/40 Records said, “I have known Victoria for years, and from the first time I ever heard her sing, I knew that she was incredibly talented. But more than that, I felt her heart and love for others. I am so excited to work with her and her music. I think she’s going to reach more people with this album than she ever has, and that excites me more than anything!”65/40 Records’ Rick Schweinsberg also commented, “We are currently researching material for Victoria’s project. We are planning on a fresh new sound for her. Victoria is a fantastic singer and will be very successful in the Country Gospel music field.”65/40 Records is a division of the Red Hen Records. The new label launched December 20, 2017 and already the home of such talented acts as Trade Mark, The Kendricks, and Tony Allen Bates.Victoria’s debut for 65/40 Records is due in 2018. More information on that release will be available in the coming months. In the meantime, be listening for Victoria’s music currently playing on Southern Gospel radio. In addition to her ministry as a soloist, Victoria travels the country with her husband doing evangelical work through churches and other organizations.To interview Victoria contact AG Publicity at firstname.lastname@example.org.VICTORIA BOWLIN’S LATEST RADIO SINGLE, “LEAD ME TO THE CROSS” RANKS #1 FOR EIGHT STRAIGHT WEEKS ON SOGR RADIO WEEKLY CHARTS! - 12/25/17Victoria Bowlin’s latest radio single, “Lead Me To The Cross” peaked at #1 for eight straight weeks on SOGR Radio’s weekly chart! She is so grateful that the message in this song is getting heard and played.VICTORIA BOWLIN TO MAKE FIRST APPEARANCE AT DOLLYWOOD - 10/11/17Rising gospel vocalist Victoria Bowlin is excited to make her first appearance at Dollywood this month. Victoria will be a featured performer at Dollywood’s Annual Southern Gospel Harvest Festival on October 11th and 18th in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.Victoria said, “I am so excited for the opportunity to sing at Dollywood! This is something I’ve dreamed of doing since I was a kid. It’s awesome to get to minister to people from all over at one of my favorite places. I count it an honor to be here!”Victoria will be performing at the Back Porch Theater during the exciting annual event. She will present her unique Gospel style at the 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. shows on October11, 2017. Show times for the October 18th performance are 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6:15 p.m.Victoria will be performing hits from her critically acclaimed Chapel Valley release You See Beauty as well as other hit songs from her storied career. You See Beauty’s stellar 4-star review at AbsolutelyGospel.com said Victoria was “…definitely a name to watch.”VICTORIA BOWLIN BIG WINNER AT GATLINBURG GATHERING - 8/17/17Rising quickly on the Southern Gospel Music scene, soloist Victoria Bowlin was honored to be chosen from the afternoon showcase at Gatlinburg Gathering to sing on main stage on Thursday August 17 for the second year in a row.Making the event even more special, the song she performed is her current radio single and penned from her own hand, “Lead Me To The Cross.” Victoria is not only a great singer and prolific songwriter, but she is also an author and sought after faith inspired speaker.Victoria says, “I am so thrilled! This was such a blessing to be chosen the second year in a row to sing on main stage at Gatlinburg Gathering. I love being involved in Abraham Production events and am thankful for this opportunity!”VICTORIA BOWLIN FEATURED IN ABSOLUTELY GOSPEL MAGAZINE - 7/20/17AGM Editor-in-Chief Chris Unthank got to talk with up and coming soloist Victoria Bowlin about her ministry and her new solo recording – You See Beauty!Chris Unthank: Most of our readers know you as one of our reviewers and staff writers, but give us a brief history of your musical background.Victoria Bowlin: I started singing with my family over 20 years ago, at the young age of 2. Back then, they were known as Unity. They traveled part time until 2001, when I took my uncle’s place as the third part with my parents. In 2008, we changed our name to our family name, The Shireys, and went full time. The group consisted of my dad Wayne, my mom Darlene, my younger sister Rachael, and myself. In February of 2014, I married my sweetheart, Aaron Bowlin. The following year, God called Aaron and I into a ministry of our own. I went full time as a soloist, and Aaron traveled with me, as much as possible, to preach. In September of 2015, God called Aaron into full time Evangelism with me. I was thrilled! Since then, God has been doing some amazing things in our ministry! In July of 2016, I got my first Singing News Top 80 charting song. It came in at #71 and was an original song that I had written entitled, “Still Faithful”. In August of 2016, I got chosen from an afternoon showcase at the Gatlinburg Gathering to sing on Main Stage. That was such an honor! Then, in September of 2016, the Lord really showed me favor when I was chosen from the afternoon showcase at the National Quartet Convention to sing on Main Stage! I then signed with Chapel Valley Records in October of 2016 and released my first project with them in April 2017. God has been so good to me!CU: How has ministry been different for you now as a part of a preaching and evangelism team with your husband as opposed to traveling with your family?VB: Honestly, it’s been very different. When I traveled with my family, no one preached. So, I have had to get used to sharing the program with my husband. Aaron is so awesome, though. He’s got such a sweet Spirit. I still sing 100% of the time, but he only preaches about 50% of the time. He is so supportive, though. Even when he’s not ministering, he’s all in. I love that!CU: Tell us about your newest solo recording.VB: My new album is titled You See Beauty. It is by far the best solo album that I have ever recorded! Eight out of 10 of the songs on the project are brand new songs that God has given me, including a song co-written by my friend Phil Cross. I am so excited about this CD! Shane Roark really outdid himself with the production. I really enjoyed working with the guys at Chapel Valley.CU: How does this release differ from previous solo albums?VB: Well, this is actually the first solo album that I have released since Aaron and I went full time in the ministry together. My previous solo albums were released while I was still traveling with The Shireys. The style is also a little different. In the past 2 1/2 years, I’ve been trying to “find myself”, so to speak. I wanted to find the style that suited me best and what I enjoyed singing the most. So, after much prayer and playing around with a lot of different styles, I believe I have found my unique style.CU: What led you to Chapel Valley?VB: Aaron and I talked and prayed about several different record companies before deciding on Chapel Valley. We just really felt a draw there. So, we sat down with Shane Roark and felt a kindred Spirit. In fact, while working together, Shane and I have found a lot of similarities musically and in personalities. Chapel Valley is one big family, and I’m happy to be a part.CU: Talk to us about your songwriting. How did you get started writing?VB: At 4 years old, my mom and Grandmother would film me singing around the house. I would constantly make up my own songs, some that made sense, some that didn’t! Haha. At 11 years old, my songs actually started to come together, and at sixteen years old, my family recorded my first five songs on an album entitled Don’t Look Back. I love to write. Songwriting is something that has just come naturally, and I believe, is a God given talent. Most of the time, I get the lyrics and melody to a song at the same time, and the Lord gives me lyrics faster that I can write them down.CU: Who are you biggest influences, both vocally and songwriting?VB: I’m a big Kim Hopper fan. Vocally, I think she’s the best. Over the years, I have learned much technique from her, which has helped me tremendously. As far as songwriting goes, Dottie Rambo is obviously one of the best there is, along with Gerald Crabb. I’m also a big fan of Joseph Habedank’s writing. I love deep lyrics that make you think and songs that you know came from a trial, therefore came from the heart.CU: What’s coming up next for your ministry?VB: We’ve got a lot of great things coming up. I will be performing at Dollywood for the first time this October 11 and 18, during the Southern Gospel Harvest Festival. Then in November, I will be singing at the Christmas in the Smokies in Pigeon Forge, TN, and in January, I will be cruising with my Chapel Valley family! We will be singing at sea for eight days. I can’t wait! For more information on these events and other scheduling, you can visit our website, www.bowlinministries.com. CU: What has God been teaching you lately? VB: Timing and faithfulness. God’s timing is perfect, and if He wants you somewhere, He will put you there in His time. In the past year especially, God has taught me that if we are faithful to Him, He will be faithful to us. That is key! There’s no magic formula to being successful. Just do your best, and let God do the rest.NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY - 7/15/17Congratulations to Victoria’s sister, Rachael and brother in law, Zach who have just welcomed a new addition to their family, Kason Vann Flowers. He was born Saturday morning, July 15, 2017 at 9:31am, weighing 6 lbs 5 oz and measuring 19 inches long. Mommy and Baby are doing well! Victoria and Aaron are thrilled to have made it to GA for the birth. They are a proud Aunt and Uncle.ABSOLUTELY GOSPEL REVIEWS VICTORIA BOWLIN’S NEW PROJECT, YOU SEE BEAUTY - 6/15/17Producer: Shane RoarkRecord Label: Chapel ValleyWebsite: www.bowlinministries.comReview written by: Chris Unthank4 out of 5 StarsVictoria Bowlin embarked on a solo career after spending her life on the road with her family The Shireys. Getting married and partnering in ministry with her husband Aaron has taken Victoria to new places in her career which has included mainstage appearances at the National Quartet Convention and Gatlinburg Gathering and signing with Chapel Valley.Her debut solo outing with Chapel Valley, You See Beauty, is a fine release sure to take Bowlin to even greater heights in her career. Bowlin has a strong voice full of rich tones and strikingly powerful. This is most notable on her cover of the Crabb Family hit “Something Going On the Graveyard.” The powerful and driving title cut “You See Beauty” is a barn burner that should do well if it was released to radio.Victoria really shines on the upbeat songs. “Long Gone” sounds not unlike something you’d hear from country acts like Little Big Town or Trisha Yearwood. Her country vocals with hints of traditional Southern Gospel leave the listener engaged. She’s part Martina, part Kim Hopper, and shades Kim Ruppe Sheffield. “Little Things” is a nice mid-tempo number that opens the recording nicely. Her cover of The Greenes/Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir song “Oh the Cross” adds a nice progressive change to the recording as well.Some of the ballads can feel a bit sluggish at times which affects the pacing, particularly the two middle songs “Everlasting Water” and “Healing For Your Pain.” They do good to close the recording with first single and album highlight “Lead Me to the Cross. ”With eight original songs from the pen of Bowlin and two strong covers, You See Beauty should find a home among many fans of Southern Gospel. Victoria is definitely a name to watch.Track Listing:1. Little Things2. You See Beauty3. Something Going On In The Graveyard4. Everlasting Water5. Healing For Your Pain6. Long Gone7. Oh The Cross8. A Greater Healing9. You Have Overcome10. Lead Me To The CrossVICTORIA BOWLIN SIGNS WITH AG PUBLICITY - 4/25/17Victoria Bowlin has signed with AG Publicity. They will be handling all of the publicity for the music side of Bowlin Ministries, which is Victoria Bowlin. AG Publicity is an extension of the Ministry of Absolutelygospel.com. Deon and Pamela Unthank look forward to pushing the ministry of Victoria Bowlin, by sending out press releases and making her name more recognizable.VICTORIA BOWLIN’S NEW PROJECT, YOU SEE BEAUTY IS NOW AVAILABLE! - 4/19/17Victoria’s brand new project, You See Beauty is now available! The official release date was April 19th. This is the first project Victoria has done since signing with Chapel Valley Records. 8 out of 10 songs are originals, written by her. Victoria says, “This is by far the best project that I have ever recorded! Chapel Valley has far exceeded my expectations and outdone themselves. I am so excited to share my new music with you!” Shane Roark, President of Chapel Valley says, “It has truly been a privilege to work with Victoria. Creating a project with such a gifted and talented singer and songwriter is a blessing to myself and to Chapel Valley, as a company. She is indeed a wonderful addition to our roster of clients and to our family. From studio to stage, she has truly become a polished professional with an attitude of excellence and a pursuit of perfection to the glory of God. I look forward to many years of creativity between Victoria and Chapel Valley.”VICTORIA TO PERFORM AT DOLLYWOOD DURING 2017 GOSPEL & HARVEST CELEBRATION - 3/1/17Victoria Bowlin has been invited to perform at Dollywood during the 2017 National Gospel & Harvest Celebration! She will be doing 2 shows on October 11 and 3 shows on October 18. Go out, and show your support!