NEWS OF THE WEEK
The Kingdom Heirs announced they have hired Jacob Ellison, a 24-year-old Lee University student and former Voices Of Lee member who will complete his degree in May. Ellison replaces tenor singer Jerry Martin.
Sheila Heil announced Rodney Baucom will succeed her husband Paul as host of The Gospel Greats. Paul Heil founded and hosted the popular syndicated radio program carried by more than 100 Southern Gospel stations for 41 years until his death in late December 2020. Baucom brings 30 years of experience in Christian radio to the program as a disc jockey, founder of the Joy-FM network, and host of the Singing News Top 20 Weekly Countdown.
11th Hour announced the departure of seven-year veteran alto singer Jaquita Lindsey. Garrett Saunders, husband of group owner Amber Eppinette Saunders, will fill in until a replacement is named. Anyone who is interested in auditioning for the position should send an email with their resume, bio, and a song demo to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
April 30 – Joseph Habedank – title TBA
May 14 – Various Artists – Best Gospel Songs Ever