New song from The Erwins playing now before CD is released

Today we added another first radio single from a yet-to-be-released Erwins project. The new album will release in November. You can hear it on Texas Gospel Canada before it is available at the store.

This song will be familiar to many of you. It’s message is timeless and one we need to hear often. Jesus. 

Listen for the new song Nobody by the Erwins starting today (Sept. 16) On Texas Gospel Canada.

New music from Karen Peck and New River, Michael Booth and more!

JEFF TURNER, MUSIC REPORTER/TEXAS GOSPEL CANADA VOLUNTEER

Texas Gospel Canada added new music to our rotation Wednesday evening including songs from Karen Peck and New River, Michael Booth and Donna Ulisse. As the world goes through extraordinary times, the songs released this week seem to reflect a message needed by Christians and non-Christians alike: Hope..

Karen Peck and New River

Fresh off the success of The God I Serve, Karen Peck and New River’s song Made Right comes from the same album, Lift His Name.  The words are perhaps the perfect message for today, “Not by power, not by might, by might. By the Spirit of the Lord it’s going to be made right.”

Michael Booth

Michael Booth’s This side of Heaven is a slow ballad with a progressive Southern Gospel sound. It comes from the project Dear Yesterday. The theme of the CD seems to be encouragement. Other songs from the same project include Dear Yesterday, Thy Will be Done and We Trust in the Name.  The lyrics of This Side speak of worshiping God in the good and the bad, even when we have to say goodbye to someone we very much love.

Donna Ulisse

Donna Ulisse may be a new name to some Southern Gospel listeners.  She has a distinctively Bluegrass sound. Her song Come to Jesus Moment was co-written by Donna and Rick Stanley.  The song comes from the project Time for Life, and is produced by another well-known name in Bluegrass Gospel, Doyle Lawson of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Donna is known to Country Music fans from her days with Atlantic Records in the early 1990’s.

Jordan Family Band

The Jordan Family Band has a single release this week, Hope for the World. The song speaks of healing, and of doing our part to reach the world with the Gospel. The Jordan Family Band is based in Calhoun, Georgia.

Nathan Woodard

Live Forgiven from Nathan Woodard has a definite folk-country influence. Though the song was previously recorded by Gordon Mote, Nathan co-wrote the song with Sue C. Smith and he puts a distinctive sound in his version. The words say, Even when we’re certain God’s grace is all we got… we are all His children.”

Listen for these songs added this week to the music lineup of Texas Gospel Canada!

Triumphant Quartet scores another #1…and a new grandchild!

JEFF TURNER, TEXAS GOSPEL CANADA VOLUNTEER, MUSIC REPORTER

A group that’s been together since its first performance in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 2003 is our #1 pick for the month of August

The Triumphant Quartet takes the top spot with Yes.  The song is the title cut from a project that also earned the quartet a Dove award in 2019.

David Sutton is the tenor, Eric Bennet sings bass, Clayton Inman is lead and Scotty Inman is the baritone for Triumphant. By the way, Eric has more to celebrate than just a top song.  He became a grandpa last month with the birth of granddaughter Isabella Bennett.

Here is the August Texas Gospel Canada Top 20:

1 Yes Triumphant Quartet
2 I see revival Crabb Family
3 The God I serve Karen Peck and New River
4 A song to remind you The Steeles
5 I got the grace, He gets the glory The Old Paths
6 Love like I’m leaving Gaither Vocal Band
7 I remember the fish Greater Vision
8 Great God almighty The Sound
9 God has provided Himself a lamb Mark Trammel Quartet
10 Love don’t 11th Hour
11 Grace became amazing Gordon Mote
12 I’ll never get over the blood that I’m under Kingdom Heirs
13 Awesome power of prayer Collingsworth Family
14 Learning to dance in the rain Jeff and Sheri Easter
15 After the storm The Erwins
16 House of God The Taylors
17 I want to live for Jesus Mylon Hayes Family
18 I believe the book Legacy Five
19 Heaven Soul’d out quartet
20 Table of a king Tim Livingston

 

Ernie Dawson of Heirline dies at 60

JEFF TURNER, TEXAS GOSPEL CANADA VOLUNTEER

Texas Gospel Canada has learned that Ernie Dawson, manager and lead singer of Heirline, has passed away after a battle with several illnesses.

Ernie wrote many of the group’s songs including My mama’s prayer, He’s alive, and Lord send me a refuge. He and his son Eric co-wrote Jesus has conquered the grave which gave the group its first top ten song.

According to the group’s website, “Ernie was raised by his Aunt and Uncle, Grace and Robert Cleveland, in Orme, Tn.  There were 11 children raised in a three room house along with his birth Mom, Bertha Dawson.”

According to his obituary, his funeral is set for Friday, July 31, 2020 with a graveside service at 1 p.m. at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Bridgeport, Alabama.  The Rev. Michael Shrum and Rev. Darrell Nunley will officiate.

Southern Gospel Pioneer Ed Hill Passes

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Southern Gospel legend, Ed Hill has passed away.  Hill was one of the founding members of The Prophets Quartet in 1959.  He served as baritone and manager for the group for most of the life of the group.

Hill retired The Prophets Quartet in 1973, joining JD Sumner And The Stamps, in the baritone position.  This is the configuration of the group that served as backup for Elvis Presley from 1971 until his death in 1977.  Hill was responsible each evening at the end of the Elvis concerts for uttering that famous phrase, “Elvis has left the building.”

Ed Hill would go on to be a part of The Singing Americans, Masters V and finally The Songefellows Quartet.  He was inducted into the SGMA Hall of Fame in 2009.