Saturday News Roundup #31

In the news

  • Canaan Records is offering a free digital download of a complete sampler CD of tracks from Canaan artists. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] Visit [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] and input your email address and the code “FREEGIFT”.
  • The Gaither Homecoming Tour is scheduled to make an appearance in Dothan, Alabama on January 30. Impressively, according to this article, the event sold out all 2,800 seats in four hours’ time. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.]  (The article also says Bill Gaither is “known in Southern gospel circles as the king of the genre.” Interesting.)
  • The court case resulting from the accident that killed Canadian Gospel singer Warren Parker of the Parker Trio has been resolved. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.] The lawyer for the drunk driver that killed Parker and left the scene of the accident was able to get his client probation by persuading the jury that the driver was disoriented and “not coherent enough to register that someone had been killed.”

Also Worth Reading

  • On a brighter note, check out Lauren Talley’s coverage of the Talley Trio / Booth Brothers joint concert tour in Norway. [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed.]

Upcoming Reviews

  • November 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. Hey Daniel, about the Crossroads thing … Did you try that? All I’m getting is one song by the Mike LeFevre Quartet – “Didn’t It Rain.”

  2. Same here, Daniel. The link promises the sampler CD, but when you sign up, you only get the LeFevre song. Wonder who got their wires crossed?

  3. Same here. Thought is was just me…guess not.

  4. No, I didn’t try that. I’ll have to email a friend there and see what’s up.

  5. We were able privelidged to get to know the Parkers when they sang at the summer camp a few years in a row. He was great—funny. We were shocked to hear of his death.


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