NEWS OF THE WEEK
Concert promoter Bill Bailey announced all of the 1:00 PM matinees and 6:30 PM (EST) evening concerts from his Winter Gospel Music Convention will be streamed live on YouTube starting Sunday, January 31 and running through Friday, February 5. Donations will be requested but not required. These concerts will be offered on YouTube only and will only be available as the events are happening; concerts will not be on Facebook or archived to watch later. Click HERE to subscribe in advance to Bailey’s YouTube channel.
The Gadsden, Alabama-based trio Exodus announced alto Crystle Elam has resigned her position to return to full-time, solo ministry. Hannah Brady, daughter of current Exodus member Susan Brady, has joined the group replacing Elam.
The winner of the Next Great Christmas Song contest is Nancy Blandford for her submission titled “Christmas Everywhere.” Co-writers on the song include Rachel Barrentine and Sarah Stankiewicz.
Please keep former LeFevres, Old Paths, and Kingsmen Quartet tenor Jeremy Peace in your prayers as he recovers from a stroke that sent him to the hospital earlier this week.
Please pray for Carman Licciardello who developed internal bleeding after having minor surgery last week. Since having corrective surgery to repair the bleeding, he has contracted pneumonia and his liver and kidneys are not fully working.
Please let us know if any significant upcoming releases are missing from this list. Note, the dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and/or large online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.