Southern Gospel News
Stone Ridge Signs With Three Hills
Stone Ridge Quartet has signed a long-term recording agreement with Three Hills Music Group. Stone Ridge Quartet, from Louisville, KY, is no stranger to the recording studio, having fourteen albums to their credit. Their forthcoming album is one that their new label believes will redefine their identity in the Southern Gospel arena. The as yet untitled album features a wide variety of material...
Ruth Lyles Passes Away
Ruth Lyles, wife of Bill Lyles of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, went home to be with the Lord about midnight last night. The funeral will be held Wendesday, April 25, 2001 at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, TN at 2:00 pm.
Greenes Update
Time Greene reports: "My health is good, although I am having a little problem with my legs cramping. It is probably from the many months I laid in bed with the illness. I appreciate and covet your prayers." "We're working on the new Greene's album now. Hope you will pray for us that the LORD will annoint every song on the project .Shannon Childress and Art Bain are helping us with the...
Barbara Spencer Undergoes Back Surgery
Barbara Spencer underwent surgery on her back Wednesday, April 18, 2001. J.B. Spencer reports: "Just a quick note to say Barbara's back operation went very, very well and she is already feeling better. She said to tell everyone "thanks so much for your prayers". This is one of the benefits of being a Christian; when so many of God's people pray for a certain cause, things happen. Thanks again...
James Blackwood Diagnosed With Cancer
After reportedly not feeling well for the past week, James Blackwood has been diagnosed with colon cancer. James is still recovering from a stroke he suffered in December and continues to suffer from pain and swelling associated with the stroke. The Blackwood family requests your prayers for his healing and recovery.
Homeland Signs Golden Covenant
Homeland Entertainment announces the signing of Golden Covenant to an exclusive multi-year multi-recording agreement. Golden Covenant's first Homeland radio single will be released in late spring with the complete project available in stores late summer.
The Perrys' New Piano Player
The Perrys have a new piano player as of April 14. The Perrys' report, "We have hired 23 year old Adam Harman from Baltimore, Maryland. What a tremendous player and a super nice gentleman. Adam's first offical date with The Perrys will be May 3."
Pamplin President Gary Randall To Retire
President and Vice-Chairman of Pamplin Communications Corporation (PCC) Gary Randall has announced his plans to retire from the company effective April 11, 2001. Randall, who turned 60 years of age in February of this year, has decided to retire from the company to devote time to other projects. Randall co-founded PCC with Dr. Robert Pamplin, Jr., president and CEO of RB Pamplin Corporation, in...
Letter From Jeff Steele
In an open letter to Singing News, visitors, and SingingNews E-Mail subscribers, Jeff Steele says: Thanks so very much for all the card, phone calls, e-mails and prayers offered up on our behalf through the ordeal of our accident on Monday night. If you could have seen the wreckage you would have known what a miracle it was that any one escaped with their life. God was good, we...
Steeles Update
Last night at about 5:45 PM Jeff and Sherry Steele were involved in a head on collision not far from their home in Gallatin, TN. All injured parties from both vehicles were taken to the hospital. Sherry was released from Sumner Regional Medical Center early this morning with an immobilized left leg, a very sore right leg and a good sized "pop knot" on the left side of her head. Jeff is sore all...
Jeff And Sherry Steele Involved In Auto Accident
At approximately 5:45 PM Monday afternoon, Jeff and Sherry Steele were involved in a major head on collision not far from their home in Gallatin, TN. Sherry was hospitalized until last night, but she is now home, as is Jeff. Both Jeff and Sherry are okay, but are rather sore, according to Daywind's Publicist Crystal Burchette. The Steeles appreciate your prayers.
New Baby For The Martins
After much anticipation, Judy Martin-Hess and Jake Hess Jr. are proud parents of their third child, Emily Estelle Hess. "Emma" was born at 12:29 AM on Monday, April 9, 2001, at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN, weighing in at 6 lbs. 7 oz. and 20 inches long. For updates and pictures as they come available, go to!