Since I don’t have the time to get the Matt Felts interview up, I thought I’d just post one interesting tidbit I picked up at the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) convention.
I talked with a representative of Word Entertainment about the future of their Canaan Records label. He said that other than the Hoppers’ The Ride project, Southern Gospel fans can be looking for compilations of songs from popular groups in Canaan’s old days.
While I know that record labels often don’t talk about this in advance, I decided to go out on a limb and ask whether they were in talks with any other artist. They said that they were not–that they would just focus on promoting The Ride and their old compilations.
I also asked whether there was any chance they could release some of their back catalog as digital downloads. The Word/Canaan representative said that it was quite unlikely, though not necessarily impossible–but definitely not a priority for them.