Saturday News Roundup #48

In the News:

  • SoGospelNews has announced the nominees for their 2010 Ovation Awards. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.] While any one individual looking at an awards list will always find an occasional artist they think should have made the list but didn’t, overall, this is quite a strong list, perhaps their strongest list yet.
  • Ryan Seaton has launched a website,, where you can sign up for his new email list.
  • The Collingsworth Family is leaving for 11th Annual Florida tour next weekend. One of the highlights of the tour will be a Special Evening concert featuring special guest Janet Paschal. The press release mentioned the concert but omitted the date; but a quick check of their schedule shows it that will be on Jan. 29.
  • The Lesters recently announced that Jenny Revelle will be leaving the group. Seth & Jenny Revelle decided that the move would be the best for their family, with their daughter Emma Grace starting first grade in the local school system this fall.
  • Kelly Nelon Clark was robbed in Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday; the thief stole the money from the previous weekend’s CD sales as well as a debit card, which he used to steal $500 more from their checking account. Kelly stated: “You never realize how precious life is until something like this happens. I was terrified that this was it for me and I would never see my family again.  But once again the Lord completely surrounded me and God provided a way of escape. Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns.”
  • Speaking of the Nelons, they will be releasing their Vine Records debut, Beside Still Waters, next month.
  • Cross 4 Crowns lead singer Davis McCammon will leave the group to finish his teaching degree and assist his home church’s music program. He stated: “”My time with C4C has been nothing short of life-changing.  I have gained life-long friends and learned so much about ministry.  This group of guys has an integrity that guides their ministry that is seldom found.  I will cherish the memories and I wish them the richest of God’s blessings.” He will travel with the group until they can find a replacement.
  • It’s official: Tribute Quartet is signing with Crossroads. It’s been semi-public knowledge since NQC, when their newly released CD had the Crossroads logo on its spine, but it is now official.
  • Worth reading: John Scheideman’s review of a recent Liberty Quartet concert. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.]


Via Rusty Golden, co-author of one of the songs on their upcoming record, here’s an in-the-studio picture of Golden, Lari Goss, and the Booth Brothers:

Upcoming 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)
  • July 26: Something For Everyone (Voices Won)
  • July 5: It’s All Good (Gold Harbor)
  • July 12: Rescued (Harris Family)
  • July 21: It’s Time (Dale & Cheryl Golden)

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  1. Thanks for the link! 🙂


  2. Kelly Nelon Clark? Kelly Nelon Thompson get married again? Never heard of Kelly Nelon Clark…. guess I must be outta the loop.

    • Yes, that is her name. See the article on their site:

    • Kelly has been married to Jason Clark (also sings with The Nelons) for several years now…

  3. [EDIT, 6/6/12: Broken Link removed]

    Found my answer here…. shoulda googled first I guess.

  4. Does Rusty GOLDEN always wear a GOLD tie/scarf (whatever that gold thing might be) 🙂

    • I’m pretty sure it’s not always.