Saturday News Roundup #47

In the news:

  • Chris Allman has launched a site to mentor aspiring songwriters who pay a membership fee. There are different levels of membership ranging from $25 to $50 per month; the highest level includes demos of songs they decide to publish. (EDIT: 8/5/2011: Broken link removed)
  • Brian Free & Assurance is in the studio, working on a project slated for an April/May release. It will feature a mixture of new songs, hymns, and classics.
  • It looks like the Nelons have picked up the title track from the Mark Trammell Trio’s 2004 CD Beside Still Waters. Here’s their rendition.
  • A SouthernGospelForums.com member, Jeff_from_Kentucky was at Signature Sound’s first concert with Devin McGlamery. The review is an interesting read, if for no other reason for a hilarious albino porcupine reference. (EDIT: 8/5/2011: Broken link removed)
  • Speaking of Signature Sound, they’ve been in the studio working on Influenced Vol. 2. It should be out in about two months. (EDIT 8/6/11: Broken link removed).
  • Guy Penrod has officially signed a recording deal with Gaither Music Group. We have known for several months that he would be recording with them. I guess it’s official now.
  • Worth Reading: Wes Burke’s mini-interview with Daniel Riley.

Upcoming CD reviews:

  • January 18: What You Hear is What You Get (Randy Byrd)
  • January 25: Expecting Good Things (Jeff & Sheri Easter)
  • February 1: Decennial (Dove Brothers)
  • February 8: No Trace of Rain (Paid in Full)
  • February 15: Songs You Know By Heart (Talley Trio)
  • February 22: Jubilee (Legacy Five, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision)
  • March 1: Heritage Hymn Collection Vol. 1 (Browns)
  • March 8: It Just Started For Me (Cross 4 Crowns)
  • March 15: Songs From the Old Path Vol. 3 (Old Paths)
  • March 22: Simply Put (Soul’d Out Quartet)
  • March 29: Having Fun (Gold City)
  • April 5: Breakthrough (Ball Brothers)
  • April 12: Hymns of the Homeland (Songfellows)
  • April 19: Unclouded Day (Blake Bolerjack)
  • April 26: Mercy Met Me (Calvary’s Way)
  • May 3: DVD Review: The Best of the Jubilee Years (Dixie Echoes)
  • May 10: Praise (Childress Family)
  • May 17: For This Time (Tribute Quartet)
  • May 24: Faithful (Rick Webb Family)
  • May 31: Another Blessing (Three Bridges)
  • June 7: Heaven’s Worth Waiting For (Watkins Family)
  • June 14: God Is (Cavaliers Quartet)
  • June 21 For Such a Time As this (Couriers)
  • June 28: It’s Worth the Wait (Dana Russell)
  • July 5: It’s All Good (Gold Harbor)
  • July 12: Rescued (Harris Family)
  • July 21: It’s Time (Dale & Cheryl Golden)
  • July 26: Something For Everyone (Voices Won)

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