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!

For more about and —and other Southern Gospel news and commentary—follow our RSS feed or sign up for our email updates!

6 Letters to the Editor

Southern Gospel Journal welcomes letters to the editor. We will post the most thoughtful and insightful submissions. Ground rules: Don't attack or belittle groups or fellow posters, or advance heresies rejected by orthodox Christianity. Do keep comments positive, constructive, and on topic.
  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:

  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! 🙂