News Roundup #2
It’s been a few days since I caught up on Southern Gospel coverage in various newspapers. So I have some catching up to do.
First, and most notably, the Gaither Vocal Band made the London Free Press. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] The Gaither Homecoming Tour will be at the John Labatt Centre in downtown London on May 5; artists announced as making the trip are the Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Lynda Randle, Ivan Parker, Russ Taff, Gordon Mote, the Isaacs, Mike Allen and Ben Speer.
The Dixie Melody Boys were recently featured in the New Bern Sun Journal. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] The article starts off with a memorable hook–“Spend almost 10,000 nights on the road and you’re bound to see the downside of singing for your supper”–and just gets better from there. This article offers more than the standard boilerplate press release, and appears to have been based off an interview with Ed O’Neal.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver was recently featured in the University of Tennessee’s student newspaper, The Daily Beacon. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reported on the Southern Gospel Music Guild awards and other Southern Gospel news. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]
The Booth Brothers’ successes at the awards got them a mention in the Christian Retailing Newsletter.
Finally, new Palmetto State Quartet tenor Wesley Smith was featured in his hometown paper, the Decatur Daily Times. [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.]