Saturday News Roundup #107
- All things Gaither: INSP has dropped the Homecoming series.
- Dixie Melody Boys: Rayburn Lane, who drove the bus for the Dixie Melody Boys for years, left to drive for the Dove Brothers about ten years ago. The Dixie Melody Boys announced earlier this week that he has returned. McCray Dove, quoted in the press release, offered the most unique send-off in recent memory: “I am sad that my longtime friend Rayburn is leaving. He is leaving for a good reason. Ed O’Neal needs a driver and he taught Rayburn to drive. He is a Dixie Melody Boy again but if you real close you will still see some wings on his shoulders.”
- Cathedral Quartet: Van Payne’s daughter Darla Payne Hammons posted on Facebook yesterday that Van will be moved to an assisted living facility today; her Parkinsons has progressed to the point where she needs full-time care. Hammons added that her mother “is in great spirits and continues to trust in God, but it was a hard decision for her.” The family requests prayer. (Payne is the widow of late Cathedrals lead singer Glen Payne.)
- Industry: Eric Melton has left Homeland Entertainment to found Choice Promotions, a publicity company focusing on radio, television, and public relations.
Think that “Glory Road” is so familiar that you know what to expect? Here’s an unusual and rather different take, featuring Daniel Childs of Blackwood Legacy?
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!