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New Music Reviews – February 2019 Releases

The Singing Contractors captured the imagination of music fans after Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett recorded a series of handheld camera videos at their various job sites and uploaded the

Seek the Lord Today!

“Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6). “Then the LORD said, ‘My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for

#NewsNuggets: 3-1-19

Gospel Music Happenings Beulah Music and the Squire Parsons Evangelistic Association announced Parsons plans to resume his live performance schedule in April.  Sonlite Records announced they have added the legendary

CD’s vs Streaming (Part Two): The Artist or The Song?

TRIVIA: What was the first southern gospel album to be released on CD? Answer is below…. Last week, I wrote (rather extensively) about what I saw as a short-term gain,

My 2019 SGMA Hall Of Fame Nominees

The Southern Gospel Music Association is currently accepting nominees for the Hall Of Fame. Each member of the SGMA is asked to submit two living and two deceased individuals for

CD’s vs Streaming (Part One) – Short-Term Gain, Long Term Loss?

Spotify’s current pay rate per stream is around $0.006 per complete play. The average cost of a CD is $12 with around 10 songs per CD (or $1.20 per song).

#NewsNuggets: 2-22-19

Gospel Music Happenings The Harvesters announced their long-time baritone and emcee Allen Hunter is retiring after singing 30 years with the group. Hunter’s final appearances will be on March 15

Are You Honest?

In the last few years, I have come to realize how important honesty is to me. If you don’t want to do something, tell me. If I ask you a

#NewsNuggets: 2-15-19

Bill and Gloria Gaither make major announcements, plus more in this week’s News Nuggets!

SGMA Hall Of Fame: Who Will Be In The Class of 2019?

The Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame mailed out nomination ballots for the class of 2019 this past week. Voters will submit their nominations by March 15. An SGMA committee

#NewsNuggets: 2-8-19

In the world of Southern Gospel this week, nothing major happened: no one got hired or fired or quit, no groups signed with a booking agency or label or management