Saturday News Roundup #157
- Mike Bowling of The Bowlings had a polyp on his vocal cords. His prognosis was surgery and an extensive recovery time . . . until Wednesday, when he posted this update to Facebook: “Overwhelmed with joy tonight, praising God for his healing touch. Most of you know I had a large polyp on my right vocal chord and was facing surgery. Off the road for voice rest for 4 weeks yesterday the doctor ran the scope down and the polyp is completely gone! Praise God for healing. Thanks to all of you for praying for me, you all have touched the throne of God many times for me in the last few years and for that I’m so grateful to have friends like you.”
- George Beverly Shea turned 104 yesterday.
- The Collingsworth Family posted a prayer request on Wednesday on Facebook: Songwriter Marty Milikin, who wrote their song “Jesus is All I Need,” was diagnosed with kidney cancer this week and will be facing surgery shortly.
- As MusicScribe noted several weeks ago, Landon Beene’s promotions company recently launched a new Southern Gospel magazine, Gospel Music Quarterly. [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed.] You can find the first issue available for free download here or here.
- After an extensive series of polls to narrow the field, SoGospelBackRow has a poll up to determine the all-time best Southern Gospel album cover.
Signature Sound has introduced each of their bass singers with a solo showcasing the melodic upper end of their ranges. For Tim Duncan, it was “Old Rugged Cross.” For Ian Owens, it was “I Believe.” Now, for Paul Harkey, it is “Scars in the Hands of Jesus”:
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!