Saturday News Roundup #80
In the News
- Former Florida Boys tenor Rick Busby will be launching the Rick Busby Trio. He received a Dove Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year and was nominated five times for Favorite First Tenor in the Singing News Fan Awards. Joining him in the trio will be his wife, Cyndi Busby, and Mike Manning.
- Chuck Wagon Gang manager/alto Shaye Smith will be taking a leave of absence for several weeks surrounding the birth of her child. The group announced via their email newsletter that previous alto Penny Greene will fill in during this period.
- The Crist Family announced in their email newsletter that their bus’s engine has to be rebuilt, to the tune of $22,800.
- Gold City is leaving the Beckie Simmons Agency and taking their booking in-house. Friday Night Revival offers analysis here.
- The Diplomats, on the other hand, have joined BSA’s roster.
- Bobby Clark told SouthernGospelBlog.com that he will be at the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion next month in Greenville, South Carolina. He will be autographing copies of his autobiography.
Video of the Week
After a string of landmark live albums through the 70s and 80s, the Kingsmen were quieter on that front in the 90s and since. But they came back in a big way with 1995’s Georgia Live, which captured the spark of their earlier days. (I featured it three years ago, here.) I had not known (or had forgotten) that the project was also available on video at the time. But I just came across this video of the evening’s big moment:
As always, consider the comment section an open thread. Enjoy the weekend!