The Southern Gospel Music Association announced the fourth and final Hall Of Fame inductee for 2022 will be songwriter, singer, teacher, and author Kyla Rowland. Rowland, who passed away in January, joins living inductees Rodney Griffin, Arthur Rice, and Chris White in the 2022 class.
The nominees for the 2022 Dove Awards were announced on Wednesday, August 10. Click HERE to view the complete list of nominees.
Main Street Music & Entertainment announced the departure of co-founder Q Phillips. Phillips plans to focus his efforts on the management side of the industry.
IMC Concerts President, Landon Beene announced the 2023 Gospel Music Celebration Hawaii Cruise is no longer restricted by required Covid-19 vaccinations.
Following the departures of lead singer Steven Craps and baritone singer Tim Webster, the Pine Ridge Boys have announced the additions of 20-year-old lead singer Matthew Benton and 17-year-old baritone singer Jackson Smith. The new lineup will debut tomorrow on the Lowesville Gospel Concert series in Stanley, North Carolina.
Chandler Padgett has left 11th Hour after spending less than 12 months with the trio. Padgett will be replaced by Garrett Saunders who is the husband of group owner Amber Eppinette.
Kingsmen Quartet tenor Chris Jenkins and Artist Resource Services sales/marketing manager Jaquita Lindsey were married on Monday evening. The couple had been engaged since May.
Producer/pianist Otis Forrest passed away on Wednesday, August 10. The memorial service for Forrest will be held on Monday in Greenville, SC.
RELEASED THIS WEEK
Click HERE to listen to August 2022 releases on YouTube Music.
The dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.
September 27 – Greater Vision – Think About There (CD)
October ?? – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir – Title TBA (CD/streaming)
Date TBA – New Ball Brothers album
Date TBA – The King James Boys – Walk On Faith (CD/streaming)
Date TBA – The Inspirationals Quartet – (CD)