Industry News
Kevin Ivey Resigns From Dixie Echoes
In an open letter to Singing News, Kevin Ivey said: "On June 29th, I officially gave Randy Shelnut notice that I will be leaving the Dixie Echoes. After 5 years and 2 months, due to personal family health issues, I have been faced with the difficult decision to resign my position as tenor singer with the Dixie Echoes. I will remain with the Dixie Echoes until Randy finds the right person to...
Crabb Family Announces Opening Of "Crabb Tree Boutique"
The Crabb Family is excited to announce the opening of the "Crabb Tree Boutique" in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. The Crabb Tree specializes in modest women and children's apparel. Krystal Isaacs, the oldest of the Crabb children manages the boutique, an idea that Kathy Crabb had nearly a year ago. "This is always something that I have wanted to do. Since I don't sing or play an instrument, this is a...
Charlie Waller Released From Hospital
Charlie Waller the Grand Ole Gospel Man was released Sunday July 1, from the Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. Waller drove himself to the emergency room at midnight on Tuesday and was admitted early Wednesday, June 27 with heart complications. Doctors found a couple blockages which are being treated by medication. If the medications are not effective then other alternatives will be...
Brian Free & Assurance Visit The Gospel Greats
Brian Free & Assurance recently visited Paul Heil's "The Gospel Greats" studio to talk about their new "Lovin' This Livin' For The Lord" recording, their first CD since Brian brought the current quartet together. Excerpts from that interview were heard the weekend of June 30th when Brian and his group were the Featured Artists. "The Gospel Greats" program airs weekly on more than 200 radio...
Southern Gospel Represented At BMI Christian Music Awards
BMI hosted a special dinner Monday June 25 to honor the writers and publishers of the most performed Christian songs during the past year. Southern Gospel Music was represented by some of the finest songwriters in Christian music. Awards were presented to the following songwriters based on radio airplay: Gerald Crabb- "Through The Fire" / Crabb's Song Music; Tim and Mary Alice Lovelace- "Getcha...
Bishops Welcome Newest Family Member
Kenneth and Shirley Bishop are very proud to announce that the family is growing. The most recent addition came in the form of a new grandson. Noah Jackson Bishop was born June 12th at 11:25 AM at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured in at 19 1/2 inches. Both baby and mother are doing well. Noah is the son of Loren and...
Mark Lowry Resigns From Gaither Vocal Band
Word has been received that Mark Lowry has resigned his position as baritone vocalist with the Gaither Vocal Band. In a letter from Mark posted via The Mark Lowry Internet Newsletter, Mark announced his resignation, effective with Jubilate' on New Year's Eve 2001. For more information, visit www.marklowry.com
Charlie Waller In Hospital
Charlie Waller, promoter of the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, was hospitalized late yesterday after suffering a mild heart attack. According to a spokesperson in Waller's office, Charlie experienced chest pains and drove himself to a South Carolina hospital where he underwent procedures to remove blockage from his arteries. He's recovering nicely and appeciates all the prayers and well-wishes that...
The Dosses
The Dosses dropped by their record company recently to do an interview with Paul Heil, only to be surprised with a party in their honor to celebrate their first top 80 charting hit song, 'He Couldn't Cross the Bloodline.' The song was written by Diane Doss Latham and is getting great results all across the country.
Rushing Winds Recording Studio
Rushing Winds Recording Studio is proud to announce the signing of the Melody Masters Quartet to their Lion and Lamb Recording label. Many will remember Phillip Hughes from the Anchormen. Phillip has a great voice and will be a great asset to the quartet. Scott Whitener, you will remember from his days with the Singing Americans. Scott and Philllip will switch off singing lead and baritone. Cyle...
Singing News Fan Awards Top 5 Nominees For 2001 Released
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Melody Masters Announce New Members
Scott Whitener and Cyle Cornish of the Melody Masters Quartet are excited to announce the addition of two new members to their vocal line-up. Popular lead singer Phillip Hughes (formerly with the Anchormen) and Eric Phillips, son of legendary tenor Ernie Phillips now round out the Melody Masters Quartet. A new recording and recording contract announcement are forthcoming.