Saturday News Roundup #177
- In case you missed it: The Perrys announced yesterday that David Ragan is their new lead singer.
- Dominion Agency, the booking agency that represents Triumphant Quartet and The Collingsworth Family, has signed Red Roots to their roster.
- Worth reading: Burke’s Brainwork interviews Steve Lacey.
- Also worth reading: There was a fascinating discussion this week on the Gospel Music CSI Facebook group about singers who auditioned for the Gaither Vocal Band. Among the most intriguing names cited was Michael Tait, who auditioned for the tenor position in the mid-1980s before becoming a founding member of dc Talk. [UPDATE: See the comment section; apparently his audition may have actually been for baritone.]
At this week’s Memphis Quartet Show, the moment that generated the most buzz online has certainly been the Booth Brothers’ appearance as a quartet with Gene McDonald on bass and a live band. Legacy Five bass singer Matt Fouch posted a video:
Also worth watching: Diana Brantley has the opening song of the Memphis Quartet Show, the Blackwood Brothers’ “How About Your Heart.”
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!