Here are some news and tidbits items from this week in gospel music -
- The Browders have the #1 song for the second consecutive month in the Singing News chart with "He Took the Nails." Matthew Browder and Mike Upright wrote the song. It's been eight years since a song held the #1 spot for two months in a row.
- The Dixie Echoes announced on Facebook that Alex Utech is leaving to pursue other opportunities. For those interested in auditioning, you can send a demo to email@example.com.
- The National Quartet Convention has announced a number of enhancements for this year. They include staggered rows, elevated risers and increasing the number of video screens. Read more about the improvements.
- Jeremy Peace of The Old Paths lost his mother on Friday morning. Please be in prayer for him, his siblings and the entire family. She was only 51 years old. You can read a sweet tribute from Jeremy about his mom on SingingNews.com.
- The Music City Show and Tim Lovelace have reached a long-term agreement with him as the host of the show. The show is currently taping for season 4.
- Ben Speer has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Keep him, his wife and their family in your prayers.
- The Hoppers shared this week that Connie Hopper has finished her chemo for breast cancer. She is back on the road touring with the group.
- Karen Peck and New River video are looking for help with the group's new concept video. Film a video of someone praying. It can be yourself, a family member, friend, co-worker, fellow church member. Make this video no more than 15 seconds long and film it holding your camera or phone horizontally. Email entires to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 8.
- The Dominion Agency has added the Hoppers to its roster for booking.
Anything I've missed?