Saturday News Roundup #23

A couple of stories I didn’t get to this week:

  • One I should definitely have mentioned earlier: Songwriter Roy Overholt, author of “Hallelujah Square” and “Ten Thousand Angels,” passed away. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.]
  • The winners of the Diamond Awards were announced. This year, the voting evidently had a strong turnout among Isaacs fans. [EDIT, 6/5/12: Broken link removed.]
  • Canaan Records brought in Southern Gospel fan Tim Pruitt, who looks quite a bit like Santa Claus, for photos with artists and fans during NQC. Their photos are here.
  • Wes Burke over at Burke’s Brainwork noticed a compression issue I evidently missed when reviewing the Mike LeFevre Quartet’s newest CD, Nothin’ but Good.

Several artist bloggers have shared their takes on NQC. Worth reading:

  • Keith Waggoner (Liberty Quartet)
  • Wes Hampton (Gaither Vocal Band) *One sentence particularly worthy of note: “I’m pretty sure we’ll be back again next year.” [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]
  • Madison Easter (Jeff & Sheri Easter)
  • Paul Jackson (Prophets Quartet) (EDIT 8/6/11: Broken link removed).
  • Debbie Bennett
  • Briana (Crist Family) [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]

I still have a stack of CDs picked up at NQC to review, and until I’ve reviewed them, I’ll refrain from posting an upcoming reviews schedule.

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