Saturday News Roundup #79
In the News
- Jeff & Sheri Easter’s bus was in an accident early yesterday morning. Via Madison Easter, a driver swerved into their lane. Jeff & Sheri’s bus driver slowed down and moved over; his actions were enough to avoid any injuries, but the driver slammed into the side of the bus anyhow. The driver of the other vehicle was uninsured and was arrested for DWI.
- It’s not been the best of weeks to be a Southern Gospel bus, or a group that owns one. The frame on the Ball Brothers’ bus broke in half on a recent trip. Mechanics estimate a $20,000 repair charge. While they are optimistic that their insurance will cover this, their insurance will not cover the $9,000 to rent a bus until repairs are complete. So, to help cover the bills, they have offered a limited-time complete download set of all of their music for $25, noting that if 360 fans purchase this, it would cover the needed funds for the month. It can be purchased here.
- Justin/sgmusicfan has launched a blog chronicling his quest to collect Southern Gospel autographs. Along the way, he plans to offer other news and commentary.
- Singing News has posted audio file submissions from the 4th Annual Songwriter’s Search.
Video of the Week
How often do you see an artist slip over to the mixing board and get to work mixing their next major-label release?
Yes, this is for real, and not a “just for TV” staged moment. (If it was staged, I would have surely done something about the awful lighting!)
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