Saturday News Roundup #100

Worth Knowing

  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound: EHSS’s 2/7/12 release Here We Are Again will be released by Stow Town, not Gaither Music Group. [EDIT, 6/7/12: Broken link removed.]
  • Triumphant Quartet: Clayton Inman’s brother Phil is recovering from the massive heart attack he had last week; he is now breathing on his own.
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter: Jeff & Sheri are collecting Christmas memories on their Facebook page, entering names in a drawing for a ten-CD giveaway of their music.
  • In the Vine: Daniel Childs announced that he will be launching a solo ministry in 2012. [EDIT, 6/7/12: Broken link removed.] He added that he was not able to pull off juggling the schedules to make the time needed for In the Vine in addition to his regular Blackwood Legacy dates. He wishes Joe and Kurtis Kitson the best as they carry on the group.
  • Blackwood Brothers: Former Blackwood Brothers pianist Mike Hammontree had emergency heart bypass surgery earlier this week. He is still on a heart pump today, but is on the mend.

Worth Watching

Merry Christmas Eve!

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday—you decide! Are there any Southern Gospel-related presents you’re either giving or hoping to receive?

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  1. I’m going to have Mark Trammell’s “Home for Christmas” playing all day long! Merry CHRISTmas, Daniel!!

    • Do you have his solo Christmas album, Peace on Earth? That one is one of my two all-time favorite Christmas projects. Merry Christmas to you as well!

      • No, I don’t have that album yet. Do you happen to know where I might find it?

      • Even though it’s only three years old or so, it’s out of print, so I guess used on Amazon or eBay.

  2. The EHSS release has actually been posted on Provident Integrity’s page for about two months. I don’t really think this is a surprise and was pretty much expected when Ernie and Wayne Haun started Stow Town Records.

    • No, at the time of launch, it was indicated that they would continue to record with Gaither Music Group as well for the foreseeable future. This would make the most sense on mainline projects, of course, which this is.

  3. I would say if Ernie owns a record label, he would and should record on that label…makes sense to me. His name will carry it.

  4. LOVED the video of the sweet Garms family’. What a precious song. Thank you so much for sharing, Daniel, and thank you Garms family for a sweet blessing.

    • That was the best I’ve seen them yet!

      • Josh – agreed!

        TGF – looks like you just got a thumbs-up from one of the Booth Brothers’ biggest fans!

    • Meagan,

      Didn’t Mosie Lister write a beautiful song? It moves us every time we sing it. The message in that song can be sung all year round without apology – and we do just that! Thank you for your kind and encouraging words.



      • Oh, yeah, Josh and Daniel, too! Sorry this was meant for all three of you.



      • No worries! 🙂