Saturday News Roundup #154
- Mark Lowry slipped on a tile in his house and broke a femur. He will not be able to put any weight on that leg for 6-8 weeks, necessitating a rescheduling of all of his January concerts. In classic Lowry style, he added: “And, yes, it is the same leg I broke in the motorcycle wreck in 2005. I still have one good leg left.”
- Debra Talley announced the upcoming release of her first book, God Moments in an Ordinary Life.
- Danny Jones’ post on “new” groups in Southern Gospel is a must-read!
- Via Musicscribe [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed], here’s a post from successful CCM songwriter Regie Hamm about whether it is even possible to make a living at writing songs anymore. Readers here have a fairly consistent interest in how the financial side of Christian music works; this post pulls back the curtain more than most.
Lauren’s SG Blog was present to blog and take videos at the final concert by Gerald Williams’ Melody Boys Quartet on December 31. Here’s her blog post; here are two videos:
This is the final song of the night; current and past members gathered on stage for these final moments:
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!