Saturday News Roundup #106

Worth Knowing

  • Brian Free & Assurance: Brian Free was concerned that he had heart problems; testing revealed that his heart is in good shape, and that it’s more likely to be either blood pressure or acid reflux related. [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.] (Notably, the Facebook post making that announcement accumulated 720 likes, which must be something approaching a record for Southern Gospel groups on Facebook.)
  • Collingsworth Family: The Collingsworth Family announced that they will release two albums this year, an acapella hymns album and a Christmas project. They are accepting song suggestions here.
  • Gaither Vocal Band: The Gaither Vocal Band is in the studio working on a new project. It will have a bluegrass feel, and include acoustic versions of “Rumor Mill” and “The Love of God.”

Worth Reading

Worth Watching

Recently, multiple users (including the group themselves) have posted footage of Eric Phillips with the Mark Trammell Quartet. There are too many good clips to post just one, so here’s a list:

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!


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  1. Maybe I complained too quickly… If I actually get into a specific post, it displays fine. So it’s just the home screen that is rather narrow. Sorry!

  2. It looks great on my iPhone!

  3. I just heard the best quartet singing today. Mark Trammell has always had a good group, but now finally they have put it all together. Can’t wait to see them again!

    • I think there is no question that this is the best they have ever been.