Saturday News Roundup #14

As often happens, there were a few more stories this past week then I could cover in my daily posts.

  • Greater Vision’s most recent update includes a prayer request for the recovery of Lari Goss, producer of numerous classic Southern Gospel albums. Goss was diagnosed with a rare form of tracheal cancer and will be undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Goss has been working from his house via an internet connection with Greater Vision’s recording studio; they have finished vocals on their next recording. This recording will be Jacob Kitson’s first as tenor.
  • Harper signed the Mike LeFevre Quartet to a booking deal. (EDIT: 8/5/2011: Broken link removed) Adding this to a record agreement with one of the top labels (Canaan), MLQ is in a position to be at the top of Southern Gospel, if they produce material worthy of this opportunity.
  • Canaan Records announced a series of podcasts to promote their summer releases–titles by Kim Hopper, the Mike LeFevre Quartet, and the Mike Bowling Group. [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed.] (And totally off topic, it just occurred to me that each of the groups on the Canaan label have a principal member named Mike.)
  • Prophets manager Ed Hill’s wife, Sharon Hill, is recovering from serious respiratory problems. (EDIT 8/6/11: Broken link removed). As of the most recent word received, she still has pneumonia in her left lung, but has been released for home due to respiratory illnesses spreading through her hospital and fear that she might catch something there.
  • I have confirmed that Imperials lead singer Shannon Smith has left the group to become a minister of music; former Mercy’s Mark lead singer Scott Allen is filling in. An official announcement will be forthcoming.

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  1. I thought it was worth noting that L5’s most recent newsletter announced that they would soon have their music available for download in their online store. I know it’s not a first by now, but I like that kind of news! 🙂

  2. Scott’s a great singer; I hope he’ll get hired permanently.