Classic song from The Greenes remastered and released

Greenes - HallelujahTexas Gospel Canada tonight added a new release from the Greenes to our music rotation. The song is actually a remastered classic from the group.

The Greenes were a highly sought-after, full-time touring group that regularly appeared at NQC and on Gaither Homecoming videos until Tony’s unexpected death in 2010.

“Heaven In The House” is from Hallelujah – the last project the group ever recorded and produced by the late Lari Goss. The song was personally chosen for radio by TaRanda’s husband, StowTown Records co-owner Landon Beene, because of its fun, upbeat nature and its classic “Greene’s sound.”

We hope you enjoy this glimpse from our genre’s heritage. We also hope you are encouraged by its timeless message about what happens when we choose to praise the Lord!

Listen for “Heaven in the House” on Texas Gospel Canada.

The Steeles release first song from upcoming CD

The Steeles imageThe artwork for The Steeles new CD has not yet been created, but they have already sent Texas Gospel Canada a cut for airplay. “A Song To Remind You” debuted this evening as The Steele’s first release of 2020.

God has great plans for each of us in 2020, though our faith may be tested through trials and hardships. Some people begin the year still walking through difficulties that began last year or even years ago. Others will encounter new challenges this year.

“A Song To Remind You” is just what the title says, an upbeat, positive tune that reminds us Jesus will keep us from walking through any adversity on our own.

Just as we need to start the year with the knowledge that He has already accepted us, we also need to begin the year shored up with an awareness that Christ will be actively present in our lives, no matter what happens.

Listen for “A Song to Remind You” on Texas Gospel Canada.

Massachusetts man awaits trial for setting two fires inside church building

Prosecutors in Greenfield, Massachusetts are preparing their case for the trial of a man accused of setting two fires inside a Catholic Church building last year.

Trevor J. Defrancesco, 21, was arraigned in Franklin County Superior Court Thursday for an Oct. 19, 2019 fire at Our Lady Immaculate Church in Athol, Mass., according to a report in the Greenfield Recorder. Prosecutors have not said what they believe to be his motive.

A report filed by WHDH television shortly after the fire says the building sustained only moderate damage.

Triumphant Quartet’s first song of 2020

Triumphant - Yes - 2020StowTown Records today released the title track to Triumphant Quartet’s Yes project.

This uptempo song has a great message to start a new year. People are filled with hope and committed to various resolutions. Triumphant sings about Jesus saying “yes” to us when we first ran to Him for forgiveness.

“I am so grateful for that truth. Because the Lord said “yes” to me years ago when I ran to Him, I know I can confidently say “yes” to Him in whatever He asks of me in the year ahead,” said Ernie Haase of StowTown Records.

Listen for Triumphant’s new song on Texas Gospel Canada!

Texas man replaces tools and supplies stolen from missionaries

Missionaries restoring a Texas church building are back at work making repairs to a sanctuary destroyed by Tropical Storm Imelda.  Repair work stopped last week after a thief stole thousands of dollars’ worth of tools and supplies.

An Orange County, Texas Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told Texas Gospel Canada that volunteers with Mission America Placement Service were restoring the building of the Mauriceville Assembly of God Church.  Someone climbed a wall to get inside the damaged structure and left with the volunteer’s property. 12News reports at least $8,000 worth of equipment was taken in the theft.

The criminal act stopped the volunteer’s work for a short while.  Reconstruction was able to continue thanks to a Business man in the community. KOGT Radio in Orange, Texas reports Chad Havens, who owns Bridgefield Electric, saw a news report about the theft.  He contacted the group and bought new tools and supplies to replace what was taken.

Deputies have not yet identified a suspect.

TGC January 2020 Southern Gospel Chart

Here are the top Southern Gospel Songs for January 2020:

  1. Going There – Triumphant Quartet
  2. Alabama Mud – Gold City Quartet
  3. God Says You Can – Hyssongs
  4. You’ve Arrived – Greater Vision
  5. Come Sunday Morning – The Old Paths
  6. Come to the Well – Kingdom Heirs
  7. Resurrection Power – Mylon Hayes Family
  8. What Only God Can Do – Michael Booth
  9. Take Him to That Place – Tim Livingston
  10. The Power of an Empty Tomb – The Erwins
  11. A Lot With a Little – 11th Hour
  12. Go Ask  Moses – mark Trammel Quartet
  13. Love Still Flows – The Taylors
  14. What Kind of Man – Legacy Five
  15. This is The Place – Gaither Vocal Band
  16. A Rugged Old Cross – LeFevre Quartet
  17. You Are Loved – Jeff & Sheri Easter
  18. When the Answer is No – Talleys
  19. This Storm – Brian Free & Assurance
  20. Keep me Close – The Whisnants

A season of change for Southern Raised

Southern Raised
Southern Raised (StowTown Records)


Nashville, TN (January 2, 2020) – With the new year comes a new chapter for Southern Raised. Eldest sibling of the multi-talented family group, Lindsay Reith, expressed her excitement, “2020 is a new year, a new decade and a new chapter for Southern Raised. Sarah, our banjo player and tenor vocalist, has decided to step into a new role off the road. We support her, love her and we are so thankful for every moment, memory and mile traveled and spent together. The last almost 13 years touring as four siblings has been amazing. We look forward to creating new music, seeing new faces and connecting with so many of you this year on the road. It is with great anticipation we step across the threshold into 2020!”

Sarah (Reith) Noland is thankful for her tenure with the band and wishes them well as they enter this new season. She shares, “It’s hard to put into words what nearly 13 years of singing with my siblings has meant to me. They have been so supportive and loving, and I’m forever grateful to them for believing in me. 2019 brought some wonderful changes into my life. I married the man of my dreams, and I’m now ready to begin a new chapter. I will forever look back upon these years with joy and gratefulness to our Lord for allowing me to sing His message of love. Thanks to each of you for putting faith in a southern raised banjo playing girl! May God richly bless you all!”

The band is currently writing new music and gearing up for another busy year. Their three month run of shows at Silver Dollar City was so popular last year, the renowned theme park has invited them back for a four-month artist-in-residence stint in 2020. Their current project, Another World, is distributed exclusively by Sony/Provident and is available at digital and retail outlets worldwide.