Saturday News Roundup #59

In the news:

  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s Tribute to the Cathedrals DVD hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s music videos chart, an all-inclusive chart covering acts from every genre. The audio CD was #1 on the Southern Gospel chart and #3 on the Contemporary Christian (!) chart, placing at #72 in Billboard’s all-inclusive Top 200 CDs chart.
  • On Thursday night, as the Nelons were performing on stage in Chillicothe, Ohio, a stage curtain caught fire. Members of Beyond the Ashes spotted the fire before the Nelons did and helped them to safety. They were treated for smoke inhalation but resumed their tour the next day.
  • Longtime Melody Boys Quartet tenor Mike Franklin, who sang with the group from 1987-2004, returned in September to fill in after Tim Williams’ departure. As of November 1, he has officially re-joined the group.

Worth Reading:

  • Post of the Week: David Bruce Murray’s “Hypothetical Group Finances Explored” [EDIT, 6/6/12: Broken link removed.]
  • Two reviews worth reading: MN SG Fan on Signature Sound’s Cathedrals Tribute project and SG Review on Tribute Quartet’s Hit Replay.

Recently Updated:

  • As a part of the ongoing development of the Reference section, the list of songs Joseph Habedank has written (originally published in February 2009) has been moved to the documents and freshly updated. Toward the end of the list, there’s a surprise co-writer—but perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised!

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  1. There is something ironic about a group named “Beyond the Ashes” discovering a fire at a concert.

    • I wondered if anybody else would notice that…

    • LOL thats funny!

    • I wondered if anyone noticed too. I guess they earned a little publicity there!

  2. I noticed the irony as soon as I heard about the fire. However, I felt it would be in poor taste to mention it not knowing how things were going to turn out.