Saturday News Roundup #118
- Doyle Lawson’s mother passed away several days ago at age 96; the funeral was on Wednesday. On his Facebook page, Doyle commented: “I and my family thank you from the depths of our hearts. Mom was one of the most loving and caring people I have ever or ever will know. She would have been 97 in July. God gave a long life and I had her for 68 years. Lots of people are not so fortunate. The best part is that I know she crossed over to a place prepared for all who believe will share. God’s blessings be with you all.”
- Matt Felts has released a project of Civil War hymns, Angels on the Battlefield. He brought in Nashville studio musicians playing period instruments and an all-star cast of guest vocalists. It was released to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conflict, and is scheduled to be carried by National Parks across America, Best Buy, and Borders. More information (and several complete song previews) are here.
Here’s a video of the Weatherfords in 1957, before Henry Slaughter came on board. (George Houston was at the piano.) Yes, that is a young Glen Payne on lead and a young Armond Morales on bass.
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!