Saturday, July 12, 2014

In Case You Missed It - News and Tidbits - July 12

Here are news and tidbits from this week in gospel music -

  • Jack Smith, former steel guitarist for the Happy Goodman Family, passed away last week. He was also the former owner of Nashville's "Tape and Disc Factory." He was a popular recording musician and traveled with country singer Bill Anderson for a time. 
  • Dan Keeton (formerly of Gold City and the Dixie Melody Boys) has announced the formation of the American Harmony Foundation. When he left Gold City, he expressed his desire to start an organization to help people who have experienced abuse like he did as a child. Learn more about the foundation
  • Randy Byrd's (who has most recently has been traveling with Mark Trammell Quartet) grandchildren were in a head-on collision this week. The grandchildren were not seriously hurt but banged up. The babysitter who was with them suffered injuries to her leg and had a succesful surgery. The other driver was in ICU as of Friday, but was expected to make a full recovery. 
  • The Singing News and Solid Gospel Network have announced their next songwriting competition. Get details at
  • Greater Vision posted a sneak peek at the hymn sing DVD on Facebook. Check it out!
Anything that I've missed?

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