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James Blackwood Update
James Blackwood was not required to undergo surgery that was scheduled for June 18. As of the morning of Tuesday, June 19, James is at home at resting comfortably. James plans on singing in Clanton, AL on June 30. The Blackwood family requests your continued prayers for James' rejunivation and healing.
Rick and Debbie Francis Have New Arrival
Debbie Francis, wife of Singing News writer/feature editor Rick Francis, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, June 12. The couple have name him Richard Logan Francis. He weighed seven pounds nine ounces and was twenty inches long at birth. Congratulations to Rick and Debbie!
Eddie Mozingo In Hospital
Eddie Mozingo, Music Director and General Sale Manager of WAGO (FM) in Goldsboro, NC, underwent open heart surgery June 4th and as of today, remains hospitalized at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, NC. Though the surgery to repair a leaking heart valve was successful, Eddie has experienced some minor complications. Hopefully, though he will be released from the hospital within the next few days....
Randy Crawford To Join The Kingsmen
Horizon Records and their Southern Gospel group, the Kingsmen, announced today the signing of Randy Crawford as lead vocalist. Crawford, who is replacing Bryan Hutson, has a strong background in Southern Gospel Music, having performed with Brian Free and Assurance. "You tend to listen to what your parents listen to growing up. Both my parents love Southern Gospel Music. My father is originally...
Waycross All-Night Sing Is Moving
After 40+years in one location, the annual Waycross All-Night Sing has moved! Formerly held at Memorial Stadium, the sing is moving to the Exhange Club Fairgrounds, located on Georgia Highway 82. This is just a few blocks from the stadium. All of the seating is under an open-air covered pavilion; thus, providing shelter from any stray rain showers that may happen during a Georgia summer night....
Terah Crabb To Wed Jonathan Penhollow
Terah Crabb, the baby of the Crabb Family, will marry Jonathan Penhollow on Sunday July 29 at 6:00 in the evening. The private ceremony will be held at Belmont Mansion in Nashville, Tennessee. Gerald and Kathy Crabb join with Jonathan's parents Allen and Jane Penhollow in congratulating them on this exciting time in their lives. Terah is a dynamic female vocalist with her family, the Crabb...
Mike Bowling's "The Call" Features A "Who's Who" Of Artists
Mike Bowling, as well as all of Family MusicGroup, are very excited about the release of Mike's new project, "The Call." Mike's first single from the project, "Thank God For The Preacher," has already gained perhaps more attention than anything he has released thus far. The song, co-written by Gerald Crabb and Jason Crabb, features Mike, along with his sister-in-law, Terah Crabb and captures...
George Younce - Feelin' Fine
In a telephone conversation with Singing News' Danny Jones, George Younce said, "I'm feeling great right now. In fact, I'm feeling better than I have in a long time." In recent months, George's health has been on a roller coaster ride, but after careful consultation with doctors, George is on the upswing - and he's more ready than ever to sing. "I'm looking forward to being in Gainesville, GA,...
Greater Vision Visits Solid Gospel Radio Network
Daywind recording artists Greater Vision stopped by the Solid Gospel Radio Network headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. recently to visit with Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) DJ of the Year, Kelly Champion. They also talked with Kelly about the their latest project Perfect Candidate which was produced by Wayne Haun and Gerald Wolfe, of Greater Vision. Kelly featured "God Wants To Hear You...
Easter Brothers And Nashville Gospel Brass Reach Scheduling Agreements
Bonnie White, owner of Rivergate Talent Agency of Nashville announced scheduling agreements have been reached with Daywind recording artist the Easter Brothers and Skylite recording artist, the Nashville Gospel Brass. The Easter Brothers, a trio of men who are actually brothers, have been writing, recording, and singing their own style of family harmony for over 45 years. Signed last year by...
Stephanie Brown Suffers Appendicitis
Stephanie Brown, lead vocalist and mandolin player for the Jody Brown Indian Family, suffered an acute appendicitis attack while the group was on tour in North Georgia this past weekend. Stephanie was taken to a Canton, GA hospital where she underwent an emergency appendectomy. The Brown Family reports that the surgery was successful and Stephanie is now recuperating at home. Stephanie and her...
Herman Burleson Passes Away
Herman Burleson, longtime tenor vocalist for the True Gospel Quartet, passed away recently at his residence in Barnardsville, NC following a long battle with cancer. He was 73 years old. The True Gospel Quartet was a highly-popular regional group for over 25 years. During its heyday, the True Gospel Quartet consisted of Herman Burleson, tenor; his wife, Lucille, alto and pianist; SB Deaver, lead;...