Saturday News Roundup #102
- Dixie Melody Boys: On December 27th, Dixie Melody Boys tenor Matt Felts was honored by his hometown, Saint Louis, Missouri. Mayor Francis Slay presented Felts with a proclamation proclaiming December 27th “Matt Felts day.” Slay stated, “We are honored to have Matt Felts as an ambassador for the city of St. Louis. We wanted to honor him and the Dixie Melody Boys for their contributions to the music world.” Felts stated that, even though he now lives in Nashville, he considers St. Louis home: “No matter where I have lived, my heart is always in Missouri. I go back several times a year to see friends, catch a Cardinals game or just take in the great city of St. Louis. I am deeply honored and humbled.”
- Cathedrals / Gaither Vocal Band: Steve Richardson, author of the Cathedrals / Gaither Vocal Band song “Daystar,” passed away this morning. (Hat Tip, Jason Crabb.)
Somewhat off-topic: Merriam-Webster confirms that we don’t have to feel guilty when we end a sentence with a preposition.
Via Aaron Swain, here’s an acapella video of the current Down East Boys lineup that shows both their personalities and their talents well:
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!