Christian Country Expo ’16

Pigeon Forge,Tennessee (August 9, 2016) – If you like your Gospel music with a twang, plan to attend Christian Country Expo 2016. The nation’s biggest gathering of Christian Country artists and fans will converge on the Smoky Mountain Resort Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, from August 15th through 18th. Hear what’s new in Christain Country, meet…

September Give-A-Way!

I recently came home from the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri and one of the groups that performed there in the Red Gold was the Red Roots.  These girls released their third CD in January of this year and guess what?  It’s nominated for a Dove Award!  Have you heard…

CD Review: Unashamed – Brian Free and Assurance

You have seen the story in the March issue of the Singing News Magazine, you’ve heard the new single “Say Amen” on the radio and maybe you’ve even submitted your testimony for Daywind’s “Say Amen” contest for a chance to be the storyline in the new concept video.  Or maybe you haven’t seen or heard…

Music in the Air by Mark Ward

Music in the Air by Mark Ward is a chronological history/biography of gospel radio from its start in the 1920’s up to present day.  Along the way, there are short life stories of radio’s great evangelist like Percy Crawford and Jack Wyrtzen, the very first Southern Gospel quartets, The Statesmen, Stamps and Back to the…

GIVE-A-WAY: New Music From…?

Last month we gave away a book, now it’s March and time for a new prize…how about some new music?  While I was in Marion, IL for the Truthseeker’s Homecoming, Brian Free and Assurance had their new project, Unashamed with them.  This is their brand new release with ten original songs!  Unashamed is also the…

CD Review: Revival – Karen Peck and New River

August 27, 2013 marks the official release date of Karen Peck and New River’s new project, Revival.  Since the trios start in 1991, KPNR has soared on the wings of success with three Grammy Award Nominations, five consecutive #1 songs over the past four years and two GMA Dove Awards for the their 2011 release,…

August News

Ouch!  It’s the 13th already!  As you can most likely gather, I’ve been a bit behind on posting the last couple of weeks.  But I hope it’s not too late to write the August newsletter!  You may have noticed that I missed July’s, but honestly, July was different this year.  For the first time, I…

DVD Review: He’s Alive – Talley’s

After deciding which DVD I wanted to review next, I sat down on the couch, popped in the round disc of the Talley’s and watched this family pour out their hearts on their 2011 video release, He’s Alive.  From an old quartet song to a hymn, radio hits and some of their most popular songs…

DVD Review: Jubilee 3

Jubilee 3 must have been the most requested DVD by fans in Southern Gospel Music in the year 2012.  For instance, the groups that make up the Jubilee Gang – Legacy Five, Greater Vision and the Booth Brothers – did not plan on filming a companion DVD at the outset of releasing their third CD…

May – Make a Difference!

The theme for May can be wrapped up in one word – grow! We all know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, rain (water source) helps flowers to grow, and life can sure pour down some thundershowers on our lives. Maybe its doing so now in yours, so why don’t we use that…