Saturday News Roundup #87
- After a short and relatively unremarkable run in CCM, mid-90s Gaither Vocal Band tenor Jonathan Pierce went into interior design. He launched his own TV show on HGTV, Interiors, Inc. (official site here), on Monday. (Hat tip, Josh.)
- Ball Brothers pianist Cody McVey will host a weekly half-hour television show, Harmony Road TV, featuring videos from current Southern Gospel artists. The program is scheduled to air across Alabama, Kentucky, and in several locations across Tennessee.
- Oak Tree Productions’ Paul and Tré Corley are teaming up with producer Rick Sandige to launch Activate Records. As of the press release’s distribution earlier this week, they apparently had no artist contracts in place and ready to announce at launch. Oak Tree is the same studio where a number of Daywind projects are recorded, including the Live at Oak Tree video series.
- Husband and wife duo Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire, and their daughter Destiny McGuire, appeared at the 100 Years of Southern Gospel showcase at last year’s National Quartet Convention. Reba’s father, fellow Rambos alumnus Buck Rambo, also joined on a song or two. Those four, plus Donnie and Reba’s son Israel McGuire, plan to launch a Grassroots/Americana group on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention. They plan to perform sets of Rambos songs with a live band providing acoustic / mountain accompaniment. They will also be launching a recording, Grassroots Rambos, NQC week.
Whatever I might have been expecting when I was viewing recently posted videos on YouTube last night, it certainly wasn’t this:
It’s open thread Saturday; you decide!