Saturday News Roundup #146
- Terry Toney has resigned from the Blackwood Quartet. In an open letter posted on the Blackwood Quartet website, he stated: “Hello friends. After wrestling with this for a while, I have resigned my position as bass singer for The Blackwood Quartet to pursue some other interests. Mark and the guys have been an absolute joy to work with and I love each of them. I have had more fun traveling with them than I ever thought possible. I ask that ya’ll continue with me in supporting The Blackwood Quartet. I wish them nothing but the best and continued success. I traveled and sang gospel music for 40 years. There have been good days, bad days and some that were not worth getting up for. Laughter and tears, mountain tops and valleys, joy and heartaches. I have made many friends along the way and I cherish each of you. You cannot do something that long and not miss it. I am sure I will. It’s been a great ride.” He joined the group in October 2011, in a move billed as the Toney Brothers and Blackwood Quartet merging.
- David Mann’s Promise has signed a booking agreement with April Potter Holleman’s Creative Visision Entertainment. Co-owner T.J. Evans, who recently moved to tenor when David Mann moved to lead, states: “April’s enthusiasm and experience is exactly what we need at this point in our ministry. I feel confident that Promise is in good hands.”
Videos have surfaced of Ian Owens with Soul’d Out (hat tip, Aaron):
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!