Saturday News Roundup #176


Worth Knowing

  • Tribute Quartet posted on Facebook that their song “Good News From Jerusalem,” written by Dianne Wilkinson and Jerry Salley, is going to be the #1 hit on the August Singing News charts. It is the group’s first #1. Here’s a recent video of them singing the song.
  • Liberty Quartet tenor Philip Batton’s mother passed away last Saturday afternoon.
  • Inspirations bass singer Mike Holcomb’s infant granddaughter was hospitalized with breathing issues.
  • Libbi Perry Stuffle posted an update about her husband Tracy’s stroke recovery yesterday. She said: “It’s all green lights to head back to rehab today for Tracy!!! Dr feels comfortable in letting him go today! All the blood counts look good and it’s full steam ahead in Jesus’ Name!!!! God is all powerful and merciful!!!!” 
  • She added another update last night: “Well here we sit in the ER in Lebanon! Yes, I said ER!! Tracy had done great all afternoon and evening until the nurse gave him his Meds tonight. About 20 mins later his heart rate dropped to 48. So after some major issues with the Health Care / Rehab center that WILL be addressed tomorrow, they sent him to the ER. They are keeping him overnight. They will run more test in morning. Dr said he could be over medicated. One test shows he could have a little bit of heart failure. They just don’t know at this point! His heart rate is slowly coming back up. We should know more tomorrow. Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him! Job 13:15”
  • UPDATE (6/15/2013, 5:45 PM): Libbi posts: “Tracy is better today. His Heart rate is back to normal. Blood pressure is good. Dr said she thinks what happened last night was medicine related. She said his heart sounded good and strong. They put him back on antibiotics to finish clearing out the small amount of pneumonia in the lungs. They will keep him here for another day or two.”
  • UPDATE, 6/17: Tracy Stuffle is headed back from the hospital to his rehab facility.

Worth Watching

Here’s a video of the current LeFevre Quartet lineup taking on one of the group’s enduring favorites, “Jesus Saves.”

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!

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  1. I thought Butch Owens’ vocal was already on the “Sweet Songs About Heaven” CD.

    • OK, I guess you’re right, and I’ll edit accordingly. I already reviewed it almost a year ago (here: ). A second review copy showed up in my mailbox the other day. I made the mistaken assumption that they must have sent me a second copy because of new vocals, and Butch was the newest on the CD. I guess they sent me a second copy for no particular reason at all! 😮 🙂

  2. Did I miss reading about the new name of the Palmetto State Quartet? I believe it was to have been announced in the first week of June.

  3. As far as I know The soon to be artist-formerly-known-as-PSQ hasn’t chosen a new name yet. I spoke to Larry Strickland just a couple of days ago, and they had received a massive number of submissions.

    Obviously I don’t speak for the group since I haven’t been with them for a couple of years, but that’s the last I had heard.

  4. Seldom do I update a link from outside of our genre here but the application of the focus of the following article could or should be applied to all evangelical genres.

  5. Saw the LeFevre Quartet last night in South Carolina. As I predicted some time ago, they are still the quartet to watch in 2013. The addition of a very talented piano player is the icing on the cake for this classy group. In my opinion they are easily a top five quartet. Their clean cut, conservative look is a plus. My only suggestion is to bring back the two old style microphones and include a segment of convention style songs, not just one or two.

    Pastors and promoters need to book these guys. You will not be disappointed…