New Taylor on the way!

The TaylorsCongratulations are in order for Chris Taylor of the Taylors.  He and his wife are expecting the arrival of their son, soon….VERY SOON!

The Taylors are made up of Jonathan, Suzanne, and Chris.  The North Carolina trio has been together as a group for 12 years.

The Taylors’ current single is Love Still Flows and is #39 on the Singing News Top 80, up from #60 last month.

Do you remember…

daywindGreg Goodman, Daywind Music Group

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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.”

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From Singing News-January 1983

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.

Want to learn more?  Visit http://www.sgma.com.

 

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.

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!

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

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Southern Raised (StowTown Records)

FROM 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.

Some 2020 Southern Gospel releases already playing on Texas Gospel Canada

A half-dozen Southern Gospel artists have already sent their January 2020 songs to Texas Gospel Canada just days before the new year.

The Talley’s “Get me There” is the group’s selection to kick off 2020.  It comes from their Finest Hour album. It may be the last single release from the project to be sent to radio as the Talley’s newest CD Hymns of the Faith was released early in December.

The Soul’d Out Quartet’s song “Heaven” is among the new releases this week.  It was penned by the group’s founder John Matt Rankin and comes from the album Run To The Light. This song ‘s lyric, ‘Hey everybody, are you going to Heaven with me?’  comes from an encounter in West Virginia.   A young man unashamedly asked the question in a crowd loudly displaying no shame in his Christian faith.

Other songs released this week include the Wisecarvers’ “Go Down Again, the McKamey’s “We All Need a Savior,” and Balsam Range’s “Place no Wreath.”

Listen for these along with Southern Gospel classics this week on Texas Gospel Canada!