Monthly Archives: February 2012

Smack Down!! – “In The Name Of Jesus”

February 29, 2012

This week’s smack down feature highlights a nice up tempo Southern Gospel song penned by Mike Sage.  “In The Name Of Jesus” was recorded by Karen Peck & New River on their 1997 recording Makin’ A Difference.  David White is featured on the verses to KPNR’s version. Listen to Karen Peck & New River take […] On TV

February 28, 2012

Ken Grady of Gospel Music Today approached me a couple of months ago about using as a reference for a historical segment on his weekly show. I am pleased to announce that the first segment was included in this week’s episode and features the history of the Stamps quartet as narrated by Dave […]

Ten On Ten – Legacy Five

February 28, 2012

This week’s ten on ten feature takes a look at the recording career of Legacy Five.  Born out of the retirement of the Cathedrals, Roger Bennett and Scott Fowler formed Legacy Five and began touring in 2000.  Including custom recordings, the group has just over 15 albums in their discography in their 12 year career. […]

Concert Review: Michael W. Smith – Dayton, OH

February 27, 2012

I recently started a new job with a local Christian radio station, and this past weekend, I was given some tickets for a Michael W. Smith concert at Far Hills Community Church in Dayton, OH. I had never seen Smitty in concert, so I figured I’d take advantage of it. I must say, it’s interesting […]

Song Hall Of Fame – “We Shall See Jesus”

February 27, 2012
Song Hall Of Fame – “We Shall See Jesus”

This week’s inductee into the Southern Gospel song hall of fame is one of the most loved songs by the Cathedrals.  “We Shall See Jesus” is a true Cathedral classic and a Southern Gospel music classic.  This is also the first song inducted for Dianne Wilkinson.  Dianne is one of the most well-known non-artist songwriters […]

CD Review: Matt Brouwer – Till The Sunrise

February 27, 2012

RATING: 4 1/2 Stars Website: Till The Sunrise isn’t strictly Southern Gospel and several songs don’t have an overt Christian message, so it falls outside the scope of the CDs I typically review here at MusicScribe. What caused me to reconsider was the producer, Michael Omartian. I’ve enjoyed Omartian’s instrumental recording Conversations for years, […]

Carl Cartee Listed With Dove Nominees

February 26, 2012

Gardner-Webb University published a news article Thursday congratulating alumnus Carl Cartee for his two 2012 Dove Award nominations. Christian singer/songwriter and Gardner-Webb alumnus Carl Cartee has been nominated for two 2012 Dove Awards in the same category, Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year. The 43rd Annual Dove Awards, sponsored by the Gospel Music Association (GMA), […]

CD Review: John Berry – Real Man. Real Life. Real God.

February 25, 2012

RATING: 3 1/2 Stars Website: Real Man.RealLife.Real God. is John Berry’s first effort in what will be, according to his press material, “a full-time career in Christian music.” Does that mean he’ll no longer sing his past number one Country songs at concerts? Either way, Real Man.RealLife.Real God. is a strong release that merits […]

Personal Vault – ‘Final Destination’

February 25, 2012

This week I went in to the personal vault and pulled out another fairly recent recording released in 1999.  Not only do I want to present albums that helped shape my love of Southern Gospel music as a kid but I also want to present some of my personal favorite recordings.  I also enjoy presenting […]

Single Sales Have Exploded, But Artists Still Record In 10-Song Spurts

February 25, 2012

In 1979, more than 200 million vinyl singles were sold. This sales figure for singles would not be matched by any format until 2005. Cassette singles and CD singles never sold like vinyl. But in 2004, the sales of singles suddenly began to increase at a rapid pace. This chart reflects sales data recently reported […]

Bad Southern Gospel Songs – “Jesus Can Heal Your Achy Breaky Heart”

February 24, 2012

Today I wanted to offer another new feature to the blog.  I try to highlight the best music Southern Gospel has offered over the course of its recording history.  The fact of the matter is not every song recorded in the history of this genre has been good.  There have been some bad and downright […]

Hype Vs. Reality: Dove Award Nominations

February 24, 2012

The Dove Award nominations were announced yesterday, and immediately the press releases began flowing. Today, I received one stating: Christian music mainstay Jason Crabb led the number of Gospel Music Association (GMA) DOVE Award nominations according to the press conference held by the GMA at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA on February 22, […]


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