Take a deep breath
It has been a whirlwind, roller-coaster two weeks in Southern Gospel. In these two weeks, the following stories have come out:
- Christian Davis (bass) leaves Mercy’s Mark Quartet
- Dallas Rogers (tenor) leaves the Dixie Echoes
- Scott McDowell (pianist) leaves Brian Free & Assurance
- Nick Succi (pianist) leaves the Kingsmen
- Grant Barker (bass guitarist) leaves the Kingsmen
- The Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet disbands
- Mercy’s Mark disbands, at least for the rest of the year
Take a deep breath. Let’s hope this is it, for now!
Of course, Singing News also just announced a major story–that they are moving their Fan Awards to Saturday evening at the National Quartet Convention. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] I think it will have a beneficial effect on Saturday turnout, but it could also heavily impact Thursday and Friday attendance, as people who came in large part to catch the Fan Awards and then happen to stay until the end could feasibly end up coming just Saturday, or just Friday and Saturday.