A 19-year veteran of the publication, Danny Jones is the Editor in Chief of Singing News. During his tenure he has authored three barely successful books that offer inside (and often humorous) looks at the world of Southern Gospel Music. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of The Southern Gospel Music Association.
Michael Booth had not celebrated his third birthday yet, so he was concentrating on setting the standard for the "Terrible Twos" years.
It's countdown time!!! CONVENTION!
The people who were that that week NEEDED the normalcy, the fellowship, and the sense of being united.
I looked up just in time to see Maurice striding—with great vigor, no less—toward me with that magazine in his hand.
I was doing just fine until I felt the pew moving.
Hopefully, we'll have some tomorrow.
By the time the first person in line spoke with the family and the time the last person in line offered condolences, almost 11 hours had passed.
About three notes into the song, people started getting up and heading to the concession stand and restrooms. At first, three or four. Then a dozen. Then three hundred...
I threatened to cut off Les Butler's hands when he suggested that maybe he should write down a "game plan" during a pre-shoot meeting.
I can always claim it was the heat.
Only time will tell how big of an impact the Sprinter will ultimately have in Southern Gospel music.
When I got home from the trip, I still had about $50 in that bag. THAT got his attention.