Saturday News Roundup #30

In the News

A couple of stories I didn’t get to earlier this week:

  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s new project Dream On debuted at #3 on Billboard’s overall music video charts. (It’s at #6 this week.) It also reached #1 in Southern Gospel and #4 on the CCM charts.
  • Wes and Andrea Hampton welcome boy #3, Carden Anderson Hampton.

Also Worth Reading

  • Wes Burke’s latest “Hidden Gems” feature on “More Than Just a Swear Word.”
  • Sue C. Smith notes that non-artist songwriters all too often get ignored in CD reviews. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.] Good point, but hopefully a complaint that can’t be made about this site’s reviews.

Upcoming Reviews

  • November 18: You Can Write a Song! workshop (Jeff Ferguson)
  • November 21: DVD – Hymn Sing 1 and 2 (Liberty Quartet)
  • Hovember 25: Classic CD – Live from the Alabama Theater (Karen Peck & New River)
  • November 28: DVD – Live (Mike LeFevre Quartet)
  • December 2: Southern Gospel’s 15 All-Time Favorites Vol. 2
  • December 5: A Classic Canaan Christmas (Various Artists)
  • December 9: Treasure (Janet Paschal)
  • December 12: December (Mercy’s Well)
  • December 16: Hymns from Chigger Hill (Chigger Hill Boys & Terri)
  • December 19: Destination Heaven (Melody Boys Quartet)
  • December 23: Hymns of the Faith (Hayes Family)
  • December 26: Ain’t Nobody (Soul’d Out Quartet)
  • December 30: The Gospel Sessions (Oak Ridge Boys)
  • January 2: Easier to Live (Voices Won)
  • January 9: Classic CD – A Tribute to the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither
  • January 16: Pensacola Live (Dixie Echoes) – review of CD only for now
  • January 23: Classic CD – With Feeling Live (McKameys)

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  1. Go EHSS! 😀 😀 The world is waking up to what they’ve been missing 😉 …congrats to Doug, Ryan, Ernie and Doug!

    And congrats to the Hamptons on beautiful baby boy #3!

  2. Any chance you mean Doug, Ryan, Ernie and Tim? 😉

  3. hahaha…Sorry Tim! lol Yes that’s exactly what I meant!

  4. I agree. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the great work the guys do. Their previous solo project Get Away Jordan also did great in the billboards chart. God bless Ernie, Tim, Doug, and Ryan, and everyone else involved for a job well done.