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, www.ryanseaton.com, 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:
- 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)