Jonathan Martin Injured In Auto Accident
Around 8:00 am Friday, April 27, Jonathan Martin (of the Martins) was involved in a serious auto accident. Martin's vehicle ran into the back of a stalling dump truck, leaving him with a broken right patella (kneecap), six stitches in his head, and totaling his truck. The State Trooper on the scene commented that Jonathan is extremely fortunate to be alive. Jonathan was released from the...
Remembering Danny Gaither
Danny Gaither, 62, passed away early on the morning of April 6,2001 after a four and one-half year battle with lymphoma. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1956 and was also a graduate of Ball State University. Danny was a retired school teacher, and was most recently at work with the Gaither Music Company. He was an accomplished Gospel Music artist and Gospel Music Hall Of Fame inductee...
James C. "Jim" Farrar To Have Open Heart Surgery
Jim Farrar age 78, father of noted Nashville based Southern Gospel Music attorney and Singing News staff writer Russ Farrar, will undergo an eight hour open heart surgery beginning at 6:00 am on Monday, April 30th. Mr. Farrar is at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, TN. The Farrar family requests your urgent and fervent prayers for Jim Farrar.
SGMA To Honor 2001 Hall Of Fame Inductees
The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) is pleased to announce its 2001 Inductees to the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame -- Glen Allred, Cleavant Derricks, Vep Ellis, Naomi Sego Reader, Dale Shelnut and Ira Stanphill. The six will be honored as new Hall of Fame members at the SGMA's induction banquet on Wednesday, May 23 at the Park Vista Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn., beginning at 5:30...
Letter From Ernie Dawson
In open letter to Singing News, Ernie Dawson writes: "I would like to thank everyone for all their cards, flowers, letters, and support as i am home recovering from open heart surgery. They did four bypasses on me, which made my diabetes go crazy. my right leg keeps swelling, and i have been having a lot of pain. I Thank God for bringing me through this, and i also thank the Churches, the fans,...
Stone Ridge Signs With Three Hills
Stone Ridge Quartet has signed a long-term recording agreement with Three Hills Music Group. Stone Ridge Quartet, from Louisville, KY, is no stranger to the recording studio, having fourteen albums to their credit. Their forthcoming album is one that their new label believes will redefine their identity in the Southern Gospel arena. The as yet untitled album features a wide variety of material...
Ruth Lyles Passes Away
Ruth Lyles, wife of Bill Lyles of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, went home to be with the Lord about midnight last night. The funeral will be held Wendesday, April 25, 2001 at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, TN at 2:00 pm.
Greenes Update
Time Greene reports: "My health is good, although I am having a little problem with my legs cramping. It is probably from the many months I laid in bed with the illness. I appreciate and covet your prayers." "We're working on the new Greene's album now. Hope you will pray for us that the LORD will annoint every song on the project .Shannon Childress and Art Bain are helping us with the...
Barbara Spencer Undergoes Back Surgery
Barbara Spencer underwent surgery on her back Wednesday, April 18, 2001. J.B. Spencer reports: "Just a quick note to say Barbara's back operation went very, very well and she is already feeling better. She said to tell everyone "thanks so much for your prayers". This is one of the benefits of being a Christian; when so many of God's people pray for a certain cause, things happen. Thanks again...
James Blackwood Diagnosed With Cancer
After reportedly not feeling well for the past week, James Blackwood has been diagnosed with colon cancer. James is still recovering from a stroke he suffered in December and continues to suffer from pain and swelling associated with the stroke. The Blackwood family requests your prayers for his healing and recovery.
Homeland Signs Golden Covenant
Homeland Entertainment announces the signing of Golden Covenant to an exclusive multi-year multi-recording agreement. Golden Covenant's first Homeland radio single will be released in late spring with the complete project available in stores late summer.
The Perrys' New Piano Player
The Perrys have a new piano player as of April 14. The Perrys' report, "We have hired 23 year old Adam Harman from Baltimore, Maryland. What a tremendous player and a super nice gentleman. Adam's first offical date with The Perrys will be May 3."