Sunday Drive and Tim Davis honored at NRB

SPECIAL StowTown RECORDS

Nashville, TN (March 16, 2022) – StowTown Records artists Sunday Drive and Tim Lovelace were honored to lend their talents at two separate events during the recent National Religious Broadcasters Christian Media Convention. This year’s convention was held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

Sunday Drive was invited to perform at a Gospel Music event hosted by The Truth Network where they debuted three songs from their upcoming album, Breaking Boundaries, which is set to release on April 8 at all retail and digital music outlets worldwide. Sunday Drive enjoyed making connections and celebrating those who work to share the Gospel through various media. “It was a privilege for Sunday Drive to perform for many of the leading Christian media members at NRB 2022,” shares Dusty Treece of Sunday Drive. “We had such a fun night and thank (Founder and President) Stu Epperson, Jr., (Chief Operating Officer) Michael Carbone, and the whole staff at Truth Network for this opportunity.” The Truth Network has been an ardent supporter of Southern Gospel music for many years.

Tim Lovelace was invited to lead worship for NRB’s Friday morning service. Longtime radio personality, Bob Lepine, was the guest speaker. Tim’s musical talents and Bob’s gift of encouragement made for a beautiful worship experience for NRB attendees. NRB is the world’s largest gathering of Christian communicators and ministry professionals, and Tim was honored to be a part of this year’s event. “Many thanks to NRB for inviting me to lead worship and share the platform with Bob Lepine. With nearly 30 years of hosting ‘Family Life Today,’ Bob’s radio outreach has touched millions of lives, and I am one in that number. NRB 2022 was a super successful event, and I was grateful to work with their amazing team.” Lovelace recently released Piano Praise, Volume 1, a collection of piano solos spanning popular hymns, praise & worship songs and gospel tunes. You can download or stream this album HERE.

Happenings in Southern Gospel this week, 1/30/2022:

DAVID INGRAM

Please tell us if you know of a Southern Gospel concert anywhere in Canada, we’ll spread the word. Here are some other happenings this week.

The Talleys this week released the group’s version of Give Me Jesus.

Jason and Monica Matthews of The Wilbanks lost their home to a fire.  A Gofundme account has been set up to help them rebuild.

Congratulations to Legacy Five’s, Bryan Walker and his wife Bethany on the arrival of their son Boston Robert Walker.  This makes four children for the Walkers.  Boston arrived Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 19 inches long.  Mom and baby are said to be doing well! 

Kelly Nelon Clark is celebrating 45 years of singing Southern Gospel Music professionally

The Williamsons this week revealed the album cover for their new project Above Everything. The official release date is February 2.

Sunday Drive released a new single this week: Grace and Goodness.  Listen for it throughout the week on Texas Gospel Canada!

The Phillips Family had to cancel an appearance at the Community Baptist Church in Siler City, South Carolina due to an illness.

Happenings in Southern Gospel this week, 1/23/2022:

STAFF

Happy birthday this week to Bradley Littlejohn of Paid in Full!

This week the Perrys announced Jamie Streetman has joined the group just before their recording of a project they hope to release mid-year.

Due to, “unforeseen circumstances,” 11th Hour has canceled a concert set for February 2nd and 3rd.  The cancelation has opened up the dates on the group’s available concert schedule.

Texas Gospel Canada is saddened to report the passing of Angel Borden, wife of former Gold City bass guitarist Adam Borden.

The Erwins had unforeseen issues come up leading to cancellation of set concerts January 21 & 23.

The Isaacs canceled concerts planed for Jan 21 & 22 due to weather conditions.

Happy 27th Anniversary to Scott and Rachel of  The Kramers!

McKamey Legacy this week announced the group has signed a contract with Horizon Records and will release a new song on February 4!

Tonja Rose had to move a concert originally scheduled for Jan 23 to the following weekend due to weather conditions.

Sunday Drive’s next release is set for January 28. The single is titled Grace & Goodness.

Songwriter Kayla Rowland passes away

DAYWIND RECORDS

Southern gospel music has lost yet another prolific songwriter.  Kyla Rowland has passed away. 

Ms. Rowland is responsible for hundreds of southern gospel songs.  Her songs were recorded by top southern gospel groups for decades, and her songs helped shape the sound of southern gospel.  To name just a few of the legendary songs Ms. Rowland penned, “Did I Mention,” “God Handled It All,”  “I Can, I Have, I Will,” “One Scarred Hand,” “Still Blessed” and “Safe Thus Far.” 

Please keep the Rowland family in your prayers.

Happenings in Southern Gospel this week 12/18/2021

JEFF TURNER

Jonathan Wilburn, half of Wilburn and Wilburn and former lead singer for Gold City (around 1996,) recently announced he will pursue a solo career.

11th Hour is holding its Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 19 at OKC Bethesda Church in Oklahoma.

The Hoppers are preparing for “Gospel Music Nights” Saturday, Jan. 22 in Taylors, SC.

Karen Peck and New River is officially on “Christmas Break.”  The group last week finished a new album.  Listen for cuts from the new project in 2022 on Texas Gospel!

Gold City has added a new concert to the 2022 schedule: February 11 at Harvest Church in South Carolina.

The Mark Trammell Quartet is set to appear at the Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, Tennessee on Dec. 31 for “The Big New Year’s Eve Gospel Music Hymn Sing.”

The Rochesters are celebrating 66 years of Gospel music this week

11th Hour’s Chandler Padgett got Married Saturday!  We wish well for Chandler and his new bride Riley.

Landry Thomas Erwin, son of Keith and Lindsey Erwin, celebrated his first birthday this week.

Greater Vision has some good news for folks who love music in Vinyl… well, sort of.  This week they announced they had 500 vinyl editions of the group’s “The Journey” project pressed.  They made the announcement Tuesday morning.  By 6:30 that evening they had sold out.  No word if they plan another vinyl release.