The Collingsworth Family Shines a Light by Giving Back with free Facebook live concert

Collingsworth FamilyNashville, TN (March 27, 2020) – Like most of us, The Collingsworth Family has the desire to do something helpful during this unprecedented time in our history, and they have found a way to do just that. As a family group, they are uniquely set up to be able to offer a concert from home. This Sunday evening, March 29, they will gather around the piano and do a free concert via Facebook Live. It will begin at 8:00 pm Eastern (7 pm Central). Not only will this be a special time of worship, but it will also be a fundraiser for the international organization, Samaritan’s Purse.

“What an opportunity we have to model Jesus to a world that is sitting up and taking notice in this unprecedented climate,” shares Phil Collingsworth. “We’re thrilled to partner with a sister ministry like Samaritan’s Purse, who is on the front lines of this fight.”

Currently, Samaritan’s Purse, based in Boone, NC, and founded by Franklin Graham, is set up on the frontlines in Cremona, Italy, where their medical team has set up a field hospital and is treating patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. During the hour-long Facebook Live concert, fans will have the opportunity to donate directly to Samaritan’s Purse while enjoying the harmonies and music of The Collingsworth Family. 100% of all donations will go directly to Samaritan’s Purse.

For more information on Samaritan’s Purse, click HERE.

Greater Vision tops Texas Gospel Canada’s Mid-March Southern Gospel Chart

Greater Vision - You've arivedGreater Vision has our number one song for the month of March: You’ve Arrived. Our chart is compiled by volunteers who give their time to create programming for Texas Gospel Canada.  While the song is on top of our chart, it’s nearing the top of the Singing News’ list.  They report You’ve Arrived as their #5 song for the month.

Greater Vision is made up of Rodney Griffin, Gerald Wolfe, Jon Epley and Chris Allman. Gerald founded the group in 1990, and the “new guy” is Jon, the Baritone singer.  Congratulations to Greater Vision for taking our top spot this month.  And thank you for making good Gospel music!

Here is the Mid-March chart:

  1. You’ve arrived – Greater Vision
  2. God says you can – Hyssongs
  3. The power of an empty tomb – Erwins
  4. Love still flows – Taylors
  5. Go ask Moses – Mark Trammel Quartet
  6. Lot with a little – 11th Hour
  7. Hallelujah March – Heart2Heart
  8. Can I get a witness – The Sound
  9. Glorious God – Lauren Talley
  10. It never gets old – The Perrys
  11. You are loved – Jeff & Sheri Easter
  12. Come to the well – Kingdom Heirs
  13. Keep me close – Whisnants
  14. Sometimes it’s the radio – Joseph Habedank
  15. This storm – Brian Free & Assurance
  16. The Healer hasn’t lost His touch
  17. I’ve ever been glad – The Kingsmen
  18. Name above all names – The Guardians
  19. Walking through fire – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  20. I got saved – Diplomats


Mid February Southern Gospel Chart

Here are the Texas Gospel Canada Top 20 Southern Gospel Songs for Mid February 2020:

1 Going There – Triumphant Quartet

2 The People that God Gives You – Bowling Family

3 Come Sunday Morning – The Old Paths

4 Come to the Well – Kingdom Heirs

5 God Says You Can – Hyssongs

6 What Only God Can Do – Michael Booth

7 Go Ask Moses – Mark Trammel Quartet

8 The Power Of An Empty Tomb – The Erwins

9 A Lot With A Little – 11th Hour

10 Hallelujah March – Heart 2 Heart

11 Can I Get A Witness – The Sound

12 Be That Kind – Zane & Donna King

13 Days Like This – Martins

14 Glorious God – Lauren Talley

15 This Is The Place – Gaither Vocal Band

16 You Are Loved – Jeff & Sheri Easter

17 Keep Me Close – The Whisnants

18 This Storm – Brian Free & Assurance

19 When The Answer is No – The Talleys

20 When God Says Wait – The Browders

Taylors release first song from their Salvation’s Song project

The TaylorsTexas Gospel Canada added a new song from The Taylors to our Southern Gospel Music channel this evening. House of God is the first single from The group’s new project Salvation’s Song.

In this song, The Taylors remind us of the purpose of the church: a place where saints and sinners alike can find rest for their souls. Ernie Haase of StowTown records said he hopes the song will encourage listeners to be true to the character of Christ to everyone who comes through the doors.

“This song might also bring hope to the backslidden or non-believer that their local church could be a place for them to find refuge and hope in Jesus for this life,” said Haase

The Taylors are in their 13th year in Southern Gospel. The brother-sister trio, made up of Jonathan, Suzanne, and Chris Taylor, is based in North Carolina. Listen for their new song House of God on Texas Gospel Canada!

Gaither Music Group Congratulates Gloria Gaynor on GRAMMY Win

From the Gaither Music Group

Gaither Music Group is proud to congratulate legendary songstress Gloria Gaynor her GRAMMY® Award win on Sunday night.

Gaynor received a Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY for Testimony, her powerful new gospel album, as well as a Best Gospel Performance/Song Nomination for “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus,” a stirring gospel track featuring Yolanda Adams.

Since its release last summer, Testimony has been drawing praise for its collection of original inspirational songs and soulful hymns – from Gaynor’s powerful take on “Amazing Grace” to “Man of Peace,” her cover of the Bob Dylan classic. Recorded in Nashville’s iconic former RCA Studio A and released by Gaither Music, the album features a sensational lineup of talent alongside Gaynor, including special guests Jason Crabb, Mike Farris, and Bart Millard (MercyMe), as well as backup vocals from Latrese Bush, Melinda Doolittle, Jason Eskridge, and Emoni Wilkins.

“I am ecstatic and truly grateful to God for gifts and favor, to the Academy for this recognition and honor and to the Gaithers, Primary Wave and ‘Team Gaynor’ for their love, support, and expertise,” said Gaynor.

“We are honored to represent this gospel release from Gloria,” stated Paul Sizelove, president of the label. “Not only did she make a stellar recording, she created a work of art that celebrated her journey of faith through trials and triumphs. It has been a joy to partner with her and her team to share these songs with the world.”

Long known as the Queen of Disco, Gaynor won the only GRAMMY Award ever presented for Best Disco Recording for her 1978 song “I Will Survive.” In 2015, she was nominated for a Best Spoken Word Album Award for the audio recording of her motivational book We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement.

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.