Saturday News Roundup #86
- The second half of voting in Friday Night Revival’s Revival Awards is now open.
- Troy and Katy Peach and Jeff Snyder are re-launching First Love. They will be performing dates on a limited basis, including a showcase at NQC. They have launched a Facebook page, here.
- The Perrys and Brian Free & Assurance both taped live in-the-studio DVDs at Oak Tree Studios in Tennessee on Thursday.
- Jim Brady coordinated a tribute project to Squire Parsons, with eighteen Southern Gospel groups each cutting one of his songs. The CD, A Living Legacy, will be released at the National Quartet Convention; after the convention, it will be available for sale from Squire’s website.
- Suwanee River Boys alumnus Buford Abner, age 93, recently fell and broke his hip. He had hip replacement surgery on Tuesday, and is recovering nicely.
- Via Michael Hyatt: These basic marketing 101 principles for Christian fiction are worth applying to Southern Gospel groups. Core to everything else: Before you spread the word about your group, identify what makes you unique, and do the hard work to distill it down to a sound bite. It’s very hard work, but worth every minute.
- Via An Artist’s Perspective: An incisive and insightful take on the real value of a radio hit.
- Via Friday Night Revival: Revisiting Greater Vision’s major-label debut, On a Journey. If FNR can find the time to keep writing reviews that are this in-depth, it won’t be long until we’re all naming him in the same breath as Wes Burke!
Yes, the videographer was probably sitting directly under a subwoofer. But even with the technical challenge, this Mark Trammell Quartet take on “Blood Washed Band” is well worth watching. It’s the right time to bring the song back, and the right group to do it.
It’s the weekly open thread—you decide!