Tribute Quartet announces a major change

The Tribute Quartet is losing its bass Singer.  Anthony Davis, who has been with the group since January 2011, is stepping down.

“Family is family but, sometimes things change. We love our brother and we pray a blessing over him, in the name of Jesus,” says a post on the quartet’s Facebook page.

Anthony said, “To everything in life there is a season, but this – one of the most treasured seasons of my life – has drawn to a close. My heart will always be in music ministry and performance, and it has been nothing short of an honor to serve the Kingdom this way over the past decade.”

The group has not yet announced Anthony’s last day or future plans for the Quartet.  We will post an update once that information is available.

Tribute Quartet’s latest release “Fear Not,” is still doing well and still holds a place on the latest Singing News chart.

The Littles take #1 on Texas Gospel Canada chart

A family group from Maiden, North Carolina holds the number one spot on this month’s Texas Gospel Canada Top 20

The Littles, Jack, Jan and daughter Rebecca Little Burk, have been singing together for the past six years. Together they’ve been nominated for Singing News Fan Awards and had numerous songs in the top 20.  Their latest release is Leavin’ and is the first song from the Littles to climb to the number one spot on our chart. 

The Texas Gospel Canada chart is based on number of plays (spins) for each song throughout the month.

Listen for Leavin’ by The Littles along with more of your Southern Gospel Favorites throughout December on Texas Gospel Canada!

Here is the December Texas Gospel Canada Top 20:

1Leavin’The LittlesIndependent
2Great God AlmightyThe SoundNew Day Records/New Day
3The Healer in the graveThe TalleysHorizon/Crossroads
4Better off thereThe BrownsStowTown/Provident-Sony
5Mountain top for meThe Crabb FamilyDaywind/New Day
6Didn’t He promiseLore FamilyHorizon/Crossroads
7Begin with youThe WisecarversSkyland/Crossroads
8Without JesusBrian Free and AssuranceDaywind/New Day
9Made RightKaren Peck and New RiverDaywind/New Day
10I know Him better nowJim Brady TrioDaywind/New Day
11Love Like I’m LeavingGaither Vocal BandGaither Music/Capitol Christian
12Your Help Is On The WayJason CrabbDaywind/New Day
13God Has Provided Himself A LambMark Trammell QuartetCrimson Road
14I Want To Live For JesusMylon Hayes FamilyIndependent
15At MidnightCana’s VoiceStowTown/Provident-Sony
16His Name Is JesusTim MenziesNew Day Records/New Day
17I’m Just Changing MountainsMark BishopSonlite/Crossroads
18After The StormErwinsStowTown/Provident-Sony
19Amazing Amounts Of Amazing GraceDown East BoysSonlite/Crossroads
20We come in Jesus nameMylon Hayes FamilyIndependent

StowTown Records Releases Vault Series Edition From The Legendary Cathedrals

Special StowTown Records

Nashville, TN (November 30, 2020) – StowTown Records has announced a brand new release from the label’s Vault Series. The latest installment of the series, Smooth As Silk, comes from the legendary Cathedral Quartet. The Vault Series features first-time digital releases of previously recorded projects.

Originally released in vinyl format back in 1979, Smooth As Silk was the first recording to feature the combination of tenor Kirk Talley, baritone Steve Lee, pianist Roger Bennett and the legendary twosome, Glen Payne and George Younce, and was the first album ever for both Talley and Bennett. The recording features the prominent quartet performing classics such as “I’m Winging My Way Back Home,” “I Know A Man Who Can” (which became a #1 song and Kirk Talley’s  signature song), “Then I Met The Master” and “It Is Well With My Soul.” Despite this success, the album was never released through a national distributor until now.

The Cathedral Quartet performed together from 1963 until their retirement in 1999.  While the group transitioned through several members throughout their 36-year ministry, fans and industry peers alike honored them for their consistent talent and their collective heart. The Cathedrals earned numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, were nominated for three Grammy® Awards, had scores of chart-topping hits, received twenty Singing News Fan Awards, and were inducted into both the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. When the group retired, they held the #1 spot on the national charts for their song “He Made A Change,” which also earned them the GMA Dove Award for Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year.

“It is truly a thrill to be able to present this incredible recording in digital format to fans worldwide,” StowTown Records President Landon Beene states. “I grew up listening to the musical magic of The Cathedrals, as I know many people did, and I am delighted that even more listeners will have the opportunity to hear this legendary group.”

George Younce’s son-in-law, StowTown co-owner and former Cathedral Quartet member Ernie Haase shares, “It was an honor to sing with George and Glen and the Cathedral Quartet, and it’s humbling to be able to re-release this music. It was a privilege to brainstorm with StowTown Records and the estate of Payne and Younce about the digital release of this project. Smooth as Silk was one of the first records I purchased after discovering The Cathedrals in 1982. When people hear it, they will understand why this record is timeless and needed to be released in digital format, and I hope they love it!”

Smooth As Silk is distributed by Provident/Sony and is available on all digital music platforms worldwide.

Smooth As Silk Track Listing:
I’m Winging My Way Back Home
I Know A Man Who Can
I’m Gonna Rise
Then I Met The Master
When I Thank Him For What He Has Done
What A Day That Will Be
Stormy Waters
It Is Well With My Soul
Love Lifted Me
‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus