Saturday News Roundup #62
In the News
- Mansion Entertainment has signed Allison Durham Speer to an exclusive distribution agreement. Her first recording with Mansion will be The Holy Hills, an project consisting at least partially of cover songs. The project will include a tribute to Dottie Rambo (“I’m Gonna Leave Here Shoutin’) and at least one radio single, “Tell the Storm.”
- Past Chuck Wagon Gang tenor Clyde Edward Carter (“Eddie”) passed away on Monday morning at age 91. He was the last living son of Mom and Dad Carter. He is survived by his wife, Carrie; they had recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Eddie joined the Chuck Wagon Gang in 1955, after his father retired from the road. He did not stay on the road long, but he returned in the early 1970s for some concerts and for all of the group’s Columbia sessions from 1971-1975. His final recorded session with the group was in 1978; it was also his sister Anna’s final recorded session. He made some live appearances with the group in 1993-94 and was one of the group members present when the group was inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame in 1998. The funeral was Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas.