Friday News Roundup #209
- Mercy’s Well has hired pianist Josh Simpson. He has played for The Hoppers, Gold City, and Brian Free & Assurance.
- In the latest issue of Gospel Music Quarterly, posted here, IMC Concerts announced that there will be additional Cathedrals Family Reunion concerts in 2014.
- The Hoskins Family signed a booking agreement with Michael Davis’s Dominion Agency.
- The Akins announced that they are going to leave their booking agency and bring their booking in-house so that they can have more direct contact with churches before each concert and better understand that church’s needs and focus.
- Liberty Quartet lead singer Doug Wiley is entering the studio to record a solo album. The CD will be produced by Gordon Mote. Wiley commented to Southern Gospel Journal that he is not leaving Liberty Quartet; he is “just adding some solo dates.”
- Daywind has announced that they will be offering lead sheets for sale with some of their soundtracks.
- The Perrys are in concert at Lake Gibson Church of the Nazarene tomorrow night, February 1; the concert will be live-streamed for free here. Lake Gibson has a full calendar of Southern Gospel’s leading groups scheduled over the next two months; this is worthy of special mention thanks to interest in Tracy Stuffle’s ongoing stroke recovery, and in his son J.K.’s vocals filling in at the bass part.
- Somewhat off topic: Two worthwhile reads this this week, on completely unrelated topics, are a post on the value of Sunday evening services and an analysis of proposed revisions to copyright law.
Are there any other major Southern Gospel news stories from the week that we haven’t discussed yet?