Saturday News Roundup #193

Worth Knowing

  • Earlier this week, Soul’d Out bass singer Ian Owens’ wife, Megan, who had a hemorrhage last month, posted an update to Facebook: “Only .5-3% of people will ever have this type of brain bleed. Of that minute percentage, only 50% survive the initial bleed. Of the remaining 50%, only about 15% live a “normal” life. Many remain in a coma for months. I WALKED out of the hospital with pretty much full cognitive and motor functions!!! I am truly blessed from God and I will not take things for granted any more. I also want others to know that it is a miracle that I am here, and only by the grace of GOD!! He listens to and loves those who pray in faith!!”
  • Seven-year Anchormen tenor singer Karl Rice will be joining The Williamsons. He will be filling the position vacated by the departure of David Folenius.

Worth Watching

Here’s a video of the new Skyline Boys lineup; former Beyond the Ashes / Tribute Quartet / Talleys member Brian Alvey has the solo:

Worth Discussing

It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!


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  1. I have a friend who is looking for the 2005 Gold City CD “Heaven.” If anyone has a copy they’re willing to sell him, please drop me an email here and I’ll get you in touch: http://www.southerngospeljournal.com/contact

  2. Pardon the ignorance, but I seemed to miss this. Exactly why is the Cathedrals’ Land of Living record so rare? I know it was one of few albums with Gerald Wolfe, but I didn’t think that contributed the most to its rarity.

    • I don’t know. Perhaps there were fewer copies made than of surrounding ones. At any rate, what I do know is that, historically, it’s simply been harder to find a copy, and copies have tended to be several times as expensive as those around it, like Master Builder or Symphony of Love or The Prestigious Cathedral Quartet.

      • I think it is Symphony of Praise, not Love :-))

      • You’re right. 🙂

      • Symphony of Love stands along other all-time great albums like Pillars of Fruit, Black and Blue, Live at First Baptist Altoona, and Live at Morehead State! 🙂