Saturday News Roundup #125

Worth Knowing

  • NQC announced this week that footage from the 2012 show will be broadcast on TBN.
  • The American Society of Gospel Music is announcing higher-quality broadcast capabilities and demonstrating them by offering a free Tribute Quartet streaming concert on Monday, June 25. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.]
  • Gaither has posted the TV special featuring The Best of David Phelps for free online viewing here.
  • The Ball Brothers are funding their next recording with a Kickstarter campaign. Ten days into the campaign, they’re already 2/3 of the way to their goal.

Worth Reading

Worth Watching

Greater Vision recorded “He’ll Carry Me” on their 2005 Faces project. Here is the first time I’ve seen it with Chris Allman:

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!

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  1. I was more convinced by the anti-“just a sinner” argument than by the the anti-“prone to wander” argument.

    • Me, too. As the back-and-forth illustrated, there is indeed something to be said for the “prone to wonder” phrasing. But I do grasp the issue raised over the “just” part in the other example, from the Dorsey song cited.

  2. It’s official!! Mark Trammell Quartet has their first #1 song. “I Want to Know” hits #1 for August 2012 on the SN charts. Yet another confirmation for Mark’s minstry expansion. 🙂

    • In the middle of my attempt for quality internet grammar, I misspelled, ministry. I apologize. 😀

    • Actually, technically, it’s not official till the end of the day on Monday, which is why I haven’t posted it yet. But I am thrilled for them anyhow. 🙂

      • I understand about the #1 being official until Monday. If the Singing News weekly chart is any indication, the song was destined to be a #1 hit on the Top 80 charts. In all, the song spent around 5 weeks or more at the top spot.

  3. Can we assume that things like kick starter may be the next “big thing” for artist in southern gospel? Break away from the labels and go independent? I think using things like kick starter may show who has a strong fan base and who may not. Of course , it only takes one super fan (with money) to help. Still interesting to see two young- up and coming groups (unction street and ball brothers) successfully use this.