Saturday News Roundup #53
I went to see Gold City last night and am planning to post a review some time in the next few days. Meanwhile, in the news:
- The Dove Brothers will top the August 2010 Singing News radio charts with “Hold On.” While McCray Dove has had his voice on numerous Singing News radio hits, this the first song he penned to make it to the top.
Greater Vision is recording studio cuts of songs from their 20th Anniversary recording, and re-cutting tenor solos of songs from You’re Not Alone, for a project set to be out by NQC.
- Signature Sound has a new bus (see photo on right).
- Former Legacy Five / Greenes bus driver Roger Menees has set a Guiness Book of World Records record for hitting the lowest note ever recorded, at 0.393 Hertz. (That’s lower than human ears can hear.)
Jeremy and Jennifer Peace announced the birth of their daughter, Rachel, on Tuesday. She was born five weeks early and weighed in at 4 pounds 15 ounces, but was doing fine. Peace sings tenor for the Old Paths and previously sang with the Kingsmen.
- Amber Nelon Thompson, soprano singer for the Nelons, has a “golden ticket” to the next season of American Idol. Now I don’t have time to bother with TV shows, so I’m unfamiliar with the term in this context, but other bloggers are taking this to mean that she will be performing, and not just in the audience. [EDIT, 6/6/12: Broken link removed.] American Idol’s rules stipulate that singers cannot currently be under a recording contract. Assuming this applies to groups the singers are members of, either Thompson will need to leave the Nelons during the course of her time on the show, or they will need to / have perhaps already ended their Vine Records contract. However, nothing I’ve seen discussed so far indicates that she must stop performing with the Nelons during the show, so long as the Nelons aren’t under a recording contract at the time of the show.