From the resources at the SGMA Research Library, we have a look at the Singing News chart from this month, January, 1983….37 years ago!
We always think of the #1 song, but what was the #2 song that month? Well, from the vinyl collection at the SGMA Research Library, we bring you the song that was number 2 that month…and the month before that. It was the Insprirations with “Thery’re Holding Up The Ladder!” The song comes from the Canaan Records LP, “Someday.”
The Inspirations is based in Bryson City, NC. The quartet began in 1964 when Martin Cook, a teacher at Swain County High School, invited several young men to his home for evenings of singing. The group began traveling to gospel singings. Decades later they continue to make albums with a traditional gospel sound.
This quick journey down memory lane, is thanks to the Southern Gospel Music Association. The organization works tirelessly to preserve the heritage and history of southern gospel music.
Texas 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 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.
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!
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.