(delayed) Saturday News Roundup #78
This got delayed due to the last-minute addition of a Blackwood Brothers concert review last Saturday.
In the News
- Greater Vision will be doing a live online CD release party tonight at 8 PM EST via their UStream / Facebook page.
- The Diamond Awards were handed out in Branson, Missouri; a complete list of honorees is here. [EDIT, 2/21/13: Broken link removed.] As Musicscribe noted [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed], the five-vocalist Gaither Vocal Band was, oddly, named as Quartet of the Year. It appears that the only winning artist present to accept awards was Driven Quartet, honorees for Christian Country Group of the Year and Favorite Artist Website. Other non-artist winners were also present; Rob Patz, owner of the Diamond Awards, received one of the awards himself; he was one of two honored with the Lou Hildreth Award.
- Southern Gospel Review explains why Amber Nelon Thompson chose to drop out of the American Idol audition process.
Video of the Week #1
As Gerald Wolfe recovers from sinus surgery, Richie Hartsfield has been filling in on lead (with Wolfe remaining on piano). Reader Jessie T. submits this video of him filling in:
Video of the Week #2
The Booth Brothers recently did a creative and innovative remake of the Keith & Kristyn Getty song “See, What a Morning.” Here’s the original; here is what the Booth Brothers did with it:
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