Saturday News Roundup #49
There have been so many stories I haven’t gotten to this week (and last) that a roundup is in order:
- This deserves far more commentary than a brief mention here, but it looks like Singing News’s days in Boone are coming to an end; Salem is moving the Singing News office into the Solid Gospel headquarters in Nashville. Some but not all of the staff will be retained.
- I went to a Freemans concert last night. “Children of the Dust” brought the house down (even more than usual). Also watch for their new radio single, the Dianne Wilkinson-penned “Father and the Son.” It is one of their best songs released in recent memory.
- Timothy Fultz just launched a new blog, covering Southern Gospel and other related topics. (Hat tip to North Ireland’s Phil on Southern Gospel, who threw his hat in the ring not too long ago himself, and is keeping it there with his steady and insightful posts.)
- Diana Brantley just posted a video tribute to Jacob Kitson. [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed.]
- Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson (and the rest of Quicksilver) were recently in the studio to record several songs with Paul Simon, who I’m told is apparently a fairly well known singer in folk / world music.
- Tribute Quartet is in the top 10 for the first time, with their current radio single “That’s Why I Love Him So.”
Consider the comments section an open thread (that one’s for you, AmyR!)