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SGMA Award Recipients And Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced
The recipients of the 2001 SGMA Awards were announced at ceremonies held on May 23 in Gatlinburg, TN. The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) held its annual awards show and fund raising dinner at the Park Vista Resort. Also included in the evening=B9s festivities was the induction of the 2001 class of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The award recipients were as follows: ALBUM OF...
Roy McNeal In Hospital
Roy McNeal, formerly with The Rangers and The Prophets, had a mild heart attack and is currently in a Jackson, TN hospital. He was admitted Thursday, May 17.
James Blackwood In Hospital
James Blackwood has been admitted to the hospital to undergo more tests. The Blackwood family appreciates your prayers.
Heavenbound Signs With Three Hills
Three Hills Music Group is proud to announce the latest addition to their family of artists. Southern Gospel veterans Heavenbound have signed an exclusive recording agreement with the label and are planning to be in the studio in May to record the first part of a unique two phase project. Heavenbound have helped build the foundation for Southern Gospel Music in their 26 year career and were one...
Dewey Copeland Passes Away
Dewey Copeland, father of Rebecca Copeland Fraker of the Joyaires from Harriman, TN, and grandfather of Brian Copeland of the Daywind Music Group, passed away at his home in Clinton, TN, May 11 at approximately 2:00 pm. He had been in declining health for serveral months. Please remember the family in your prayers.
Teresa Conley Passes Away
Teresa Conley, the Wife of Gil Conley (Promoter of Westfall Gospel Sing), passed away on Saturday, May 12 at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, after a short illness. Mrs Conley was admitted on an emergency basis Thursday. Her condition continued to deteriorate and she was placed in intensive care that afternoon. She slipped into a coma late in the day and never recovered. Earlier in the week,...
Herman Burleson In Need Of Prayer
Singing News regretfully reports that Herman Burleson, tenor vocalist for the True Gospel Quartet of Barnardsville, NC, is in a fight for his life. Mr. Burleson has been ill for the last two years. He had his left kidney removed in 2000 after cancer was found in the cells that make up the kidney's tissue lining. Two nerve block procedures were unsuccessful to eliminate the pain caused by the...
Kyla Rowland Honored
Songwriter Kyla Rowland was honored last night at a special appreciation reception in Kingsport. The event, sponsored by Lighthouse Promotions, was attended by over a hundred family members, friends and Southern Gospel Music industry members. The event also marked the debut of the new recording project, Tribute To Kyla Rowland, an effort that contains many of the greatest songs from the pen of...
Foxy Update
In a telephone conversation today (5/9) between the Kingsmen's Greg Fox and Singing News' Danny Jones, Greg relays the following information: "Dad's [Eldridge Fox] health continues to deteriorate. However, Dad doesn't complain at all about his situation and his few waking hours are filled with thoughts, concerns and memories of his friends, family and of course, his 'boys' - the Kingsmen....
Bryan Hutson Leaves Kingsmen
The Kingsmen have announced that Bryan Hutson, the lead vocalist who came from Indiana to be a part of one of the most legendary groups in Southern Gospel Music, is leaving the group after a five-year tenure. In a statement released by the Kingsmen, Hutson will be devoting more time to family-life. Further, in a telephone conversation between Singing News' Danny Jones and Kingsmen spokesman Greg...
Mike Holcomb Update
In a letter to Singing News, Mike Holcomb says: "I'm doing fine. I had an 'episode' in which my heart rate and blood pressure bottomed-out, causing me to almost pass out. The doctors kept me in the hospital a couple of days to try to find out why that happened and to make a long story short, the doctors don't know why. My heart, lungs, arteries and the rest of me are fine. Everyone is going to...
Mike Holcomb Update
Mike Holcomb, age 47, remains hospitalized this afternoon. The Inspirations' bass vocalist is still undergoing testing to determine the exact cause of an illness which caused him to be hospitalized Wednesday night. The Inspirations will be singing this weekend, at Mike's insistence. Again, the Holcomb family and the Inspirations appreciate your prayers and support. Singing News will post more...