Saturday News Roundup #133

Worth Knowing

  • Beyond the Ashes officially announced their new lead singer, Dustin Doyle, on Monday. Doyle is a graduate of Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee—the college where Matthew Holt is a current staff member and where Dustin Sweatman is heading this fall.
  • Palmetto State Quartet has signed with Song Garden Music Group. They have started work on a new project which will release this fall.
  • Mike Speck has accepted a staff position at First Baptist Church, Indian Trail, North Carolina. This is the church which hosted Tony Greene’s memorial service. (Hat tip to Greg Cook via Carl Holmander.)
  • According to this photo caption, Signature Sound taped a video in India last night.
  • Guitarist Jacob Danielly has left the Dove Brothers Band. He has been replaced by Bub White. 

Worth Watching

Here’s a recent video of Barry Rowland and Deliverance singing the song, “But He Did,” that won them such high praise here. (It seems my prediction, “If this song doesn’t get audiences shouting ‘Glory,’ nothing will!” was accurate!)

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!

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  1. Great video, Daniel. Thanks for the find.

    • No problem! Every week, as I watch quite a few YouTube videos, I always try to keep the best one in the back of my mind to be my featured video of the week here. 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing the video, Daniel! …This is a great song!

  3. Mr. Mount, what gospel groups are your favorites, and any up and coming on your radar?

    • Because I work in the industry, I’d rather side-step the question of favorites. But as to some up-and-coming groups to watch, keep an eye on the Old Paths, Barry Rowland & Deliverance, Tribute Quartet (especially with their next album!), the Harper Family, and Wilburn & Wilburn.

      • How will Tribute’s album compare to The Waiting is Over?

        And I completely agree on The Old Paths. They are becoming one of my favorites.

      • Rather than completely preview my own review, let’s just say that I put it in the Friday before NQC slot, and that in and of itself (given my past history in the slot) is a hint. 🙂

      • Just based on the clips I heard on the Crossroads site, I’m prepared to say it’s their best yet. Can’t wait to hear the whole thing soon!

      • Wow, why didn’t I think of that…

      • I understand! I do like all the groups you mentioned to keep an eye on. Expecting great things from those groups. Thanks again!

      • You’re welcome!

  4. Videos are being posted online from the MTQ Homecoming this weekend.

    Video 1:
    Video 2:

    • I’d already seen #2, but not #1. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Daniel, have to agree with you about Old Paths. I’ve been really impressed with what little I can find of the current line up online. Very solid and a LOT of potential.

  6. The GMA Hall of Fame induction ceremony is tonight. Does anyone know if or when this ceremony will be broadcasted?

    • I do not know – but this I know, that some excellent musical performances look to be in store for the night, broadcast or not! 🙂