Saturday, June 25, 2016

In Case You Missed It - News and Tidbits - June 25

Here are news and tidbits from this week in Southern Gospel -

  • The final round of voting for the Singing News Fan Awards is now open. Subscribers can go here to vote. 
  • The 2016 BMI Christian Awards were held this week in Nashville. BMI honored the songwriters and publishers of the top 25 songs of the past year played on Christian radio. The following songs were honored - 
    • "Everybody's Going Through Something"
    • "Glorybound"
    • "Joys of Heaven"
    • "Love Them to Jesus"
    • "Oh Yes I Am"
  • Prayers go out to the Talley family with the passing of Debra's father this week. 
  • Daywind Music Publishing is proud to welcome singer/songwriter and comedian Tim Lovelace to its expanding roster of talented songwriters.
Anything I've missed?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fun Clip Friday - Brian Free Gets Punked

Happy Friday to all! Here's a great clip of Brian Free from a recent concert. Apparently the pastor decided to have a little fun with Brian before the concert. He confessed to the prank that night during the concert. Watch to see what happened!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Scott Brand Is Gold City's New Lead Singer - News

I was able to go to the Memphis Quartet Show on Saturday. It was an incredible night of gospel music, but also an exciting announcement was made. Gold City chose to announce that Scott Brand would be the group's new lead singer Saturday night. I had the chance to see Scott on his first weekend filling in/ trying out with the group. I think he's a great fit!

Here's the full release below from Gold City -

Daniel Riley, manager of Gold City, is pleased to announce Gold City’s new lead vocalist is Scott Brand. Scott is from Lineville, AL. He and his wife, Caitln, have a one-year-old daughter, Brelynn Scott’s hiring became official with a major announcement made tonight in Memphis, TN, appropriately at the Memphis Quartet Show.

Daniel says, “Scott Brand is a singing machine! I am thrilled to have his voice in our vocal line-up. Musically, he was a top contender from the moment I heard him, and then when he went out on the road with us the first weekend, I quickly realized what a fine gentleman he is as well. He fits right in with our group off stage, and that’s equally as important as what you see happen on stage. We are very excited to introduce him to our friends and fans all across the country, and will be heading into the studio very soon for a late summer or early fall release. We thank everyone who has prayed for us during this hiring process, and we as for your continued prayers for this ministry as we continue to use our talents to the best of our ability for the glory of God.”

Saturday, June 18, 2016

In Case You Missed It - News and Tidbits - June 18

Here are some news items from this week in gospel music -
  • Congratulations to Layke Jones who is the newest member of the Jim Brady Trio. Recently, he was a guest vocalist on a project with the Gaither Vocal Band, as well as a featured vocalist for the Anderson Symphony Orchestra. He is from central Indiana.
  • Butch Owens's dad and Ian Owens's grandfather passed away last night. Pray for the family in the days ahead. 
  • Here's a clip from last night's Memphis Quartet Show with Michael Helwig with a health update and powerful performance of "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power."

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fun Clip Friday - PB&J Productions

Pat Barker announced the creation of PB&J Productions a few months ago. He has now released the first webcast episode. It features interviews with Bill Shivers, Scott Fowler, Ernie Haase and Matt Fouch. Enjoy for today's Fun Clip Friday!