Sony’s Thoughts: He’s Leading the Way

The title of this post reflects my theme song this year. After a couple months of being off the road, we start traveling again next weekend. At times life can be overwhelming but I’m so grateful that God continues to lead and to guide.

I have experienced the quiet times where I couldn’t hear God’s voice to know which way He was leading but He has been faithful, at just the right time, to let me know what direction He wants me to take. My responsibility then is to follow Him in complete obedience, knowing that the path He takes me down will bring Him glory, and that is why I am here.

If you feel like God is changing your direction but you don’t know where He is leading, don’t fear. Keep patiently waiting. In His time, He will show you the new path He has laid out for your life. Then you can say with me, “Thank You, Lord, for leading the way! Wherever You lead me, I will follow.”

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Adam Crabb joins the Gaither Vocal Band

In an email newsletter distributed this afternoon, the Gaither Vocal Band announced that Adam Crabb has officially joined the group. Crabb grew up singing with his family, The Crabb Family. After they disbanded in 2007, he launched Crabb Revival with his sister, Terah Crabb Penhollow, and toured with them until they disbanded in 2011.

Gaither Vocal Band bass singer and manager Bill Gaither commented, “For decades now, we have reinvented the Gaither Vocal Band again and again, and in the process we have found some of the most incredible male singers and wonderful human beings on the planet. Adam is a very exciting addition to this 30-year legacy of excellence.”

The Gaither Vocal Band will have several vocalists filling in the fifth vocal part over the next few weeks, and plans to announce the fifth vocalist later this year.

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Friday News Roundup #206

Worth Knowing

  • 11th Hour has hired Courtney Parker as their new soprano.
  • The Dove Brothers have hired Marc McPherson as their new tenor.
  • Aaron and Amanda Crabb are leaving John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in Texas to start a church in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
  • The Booth Brothers group members are down with Type A Flu, leading them to cancel this weekend’s concert dates to avoid passing it along to their audiences.
  • The Pelfreys, Jerry Pelfrey’s family group, have sent their first single to radio. It’s the song “Glorious,” previously recorded by the LeFevre Quartet.
  • The Spin-In-Motion Southern Gospel radio promotion company, which had been run for the last fifteen years by Tony & Kim Hudgins, will now be run by Jimmy & Jennifer Layne of the group Back Home.

Worth Watching

Worth Discussing

Are there any other significant Southern Gospel news stories from the past week?

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Upcoming Southern Gospel CD/DVD Releases, January 2013

This list aims to be inclusive of Daywind, Crossroads, Horizon, Sonlite, Gaither Music Group, Stow Town, New Haven, Difference Media, Song Garden, Mansion, and major independent group releases where known.

January 2014

  • January: A New Season, Mike Holcomb (Song Garden)
  • January: Your Walk Talks, Mark Trammell Quartet (Crimson Road)
  • January: Love Came Through, Skylie Boys (independent)
  • 1/3: Willie Wynn and Friends, Willie Wynn and Friends (Independent / Would He Write Songs)
  • 1/7: Triplicity, Red Roots (Daywind/New Day)
  • 1/21: Drive, Doug Anderson (Stow Town / Provident)
  • 1/21: A Gathering, The Hoskins Family (Daywind/New Day)
  • 1/24: Best of the Booth Brothers, Booth Brothers (Gaither Music Group / Capitol)

February 2014

  • 2/4: Oh What a Savior, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound (CD/DVD) (Gaither Music Group / Capitol)
  • 2/18: Unashamed, Brian Free & Assurance (Daywind/New Day)
  • 2/18: The Test of Time, The Talleys (Horizon/Crossroads)
  • 2/18: I’d Do It All Over Again, Easter Brothers (Pisgah Ridge/Crossroads)

March 2014

  • 3/4: Hymns, Gaither Vocal Band (Gaither Music Group / Capitol)
  • 3/18: A New Season, Matthew Hagee (Difference Media / Capitol)
  • 3/25: Great Day, Legacy Five (Daywind / New Day)

April 2014

  • 4/8: Into His Presence, The Perrys (Stow Town / Provident)

Is this list missing anything significant, especially among major independent releases? Let us know in the comments!

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