Saturday, March 4, 2017

In Case You Missed It - News and Tidbits - March 4

Here are some news items from this week in gospel music -

  • The Gaither Vocal Band announced this week that David Phelps will be resigning to focus on his solo career. Reggie Smith will be taking his place.
  • The Inspirations has undergone an ownership and management change. Tenor Archie Watkins is now the owner and manager of the group. Martin Cook (pianist and co-owner since 1964) has retired from all of his roles.
  • Jeremy Ballinger, Chris Bennett and Mike Franklin have started a new group - United Voice. Jeremy sang lead with Under Grace for 17 years. Chris was the fbaritone for Southern Heritage Quartet for eight years and N’Him for 15 years. Mike sang tenor for the Melody Boys Quartet for 21 years.
  • The Freemans announced the engagement of their son Caylon to Valerie Crist this week. The couple actually got engaged this past September and are planning a May wedding. 
Anything I've missed?

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