Southern Gospel News
Mike Holcomb Update
Mike Holcomb, age 47, remains hospitalized this afternoon. The Inspirations' bass vocalist is still undergoing testing to determine the exact cause of an illness which caused him to be hospitalized Wednesday night. The Inspirations will be singing this weekend, at Mike's insistence. Again, the Holcomb family and the Inspirations appreciate your prayers and support. Singing News will post more...
Jim Farrar Update
Jim Farrar father of Russ Farrar continues to improve following open heart surgery. Mr. Farrar has been moved from ICU to a private room. He is sitting up and visiting with his family. "Word can not express how happy we are. Please tell everyone how much we appreciate the thousands of prayers, prayed in daddy╒s behalf. Things are really going well, but he is not out of the woods yet. We...
Mike Holcomb In Hospital
Word has been received that Mike Holcomb, bass vocalist of the Inspirations, has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital. Early reports indicate that Holcomb fell ill last night and was driven to the hopsital by his wife. He's undergoing testing at this hour and when more information is received, it will be passed along. The Holcomb family, as well as all of the Inspirations, appreciate your...
Perrys' Bassist Announces Engagment
Jamie Bramlett, bass player and bus driver for The Perrys, is engaged to be married. He presentd Ms. Kristy Cordell of Chattanooga, TN with an engagement ring after requesting permission from her father. The couple is looking into a wedding date for June 2002. You may email Jamie at railbird13@aol.com.
Kelly Nelon and Jason Clark Announce Marriage Plans
Kelly Nelon and Jason Clark have announced they are engaged to be married. The wedding will be Monday, June 4, 2001 at 7:00 PM at the historic Grand Oaks House in Cartersville, GA. Officiating will be Dr. Ken Martin of Grace Baptist Church and Rev. Ted Holley of Vinings Baptist Church. Members of the wedding party will include Kelly's daughters Amber and Autumn; also Rhonda Nelon, Karen Peck...
ASCAP Honors Dottie Rambo
Dottie Rambo was recently honored with the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual ASCAP Christian Awards.
Randy Stalls and Movin' Up Perform For The President
Randy Stalls and Movin' Up recently had the opportunity to sing Southern Gospel Music for President George W. Bush during the President's visit to Greenville, NC. Over 11,000 people were on hand to witness the President's visit. Stalls, President of the Vision Quest Music Company (an exclusively Southern Gospel Music Company), sang his current charting song, "I Believe In The Children" and "River...
Jim Farrar Update
Russ Farrar has reported to Singing News that his father is out of surgery and is currently in ICU. At this time, all is going well, and the family is very optimistic. The Farrar family thanks everyone for the thousands of prayers offered in behalf of Jim Farrar. They request everyone to continue to pray for Mr. Farrar's complete recovery.
Jonathan Martin Injured In Auto Accident
Around 8:00 am Friday, April 27, Jonathan Martin (of the Martins) was involved in a serious auto accident. Martin's vehicle ran into the back of a stalling dump truck, leaving him with a broken right patella (kneecap), six stitches in his head, and totaling his truck. The State Trooper on the scene commented that Jonathan is extremely fortunate to be alive. Jonathan was released from the...
Remembering Danny Gaither
Danny Gaither, 62, passed away early on the morning of April 6,2001 after a four and one-half year battle with lymphoma. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1956 and was also a graduate of Ball State University. Danny was a retired school teacher, and was most recently at work with the Gaither Music Company. He was an accomplished Gospel Music artist and Gospel Music Hall Of Fame inductee...
James C. "Jim" Farrar To Have Open Heart Surgery
Jim Farrar age 78, father of noted Nashville based Southern Gospel Music attorney and Singing News staff writer Russ Farrar, will undergo an eight hour open heart surgery beginning at 6:00 am on Monday, April 30th. Mr. Farrar is at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, TN. The Farrar family requests your urgent and fervent prayers for Jim Farrar.
SGMA To Honor 2001 Hall Of Fame Inductees
The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) is pleased to announce its 2001 Inductees to the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame -- Glen Allred, Cleavant Derricks, Vep Ellis, Naomi Sego Reader, Dale Shelnut and Ira Stanphill. The six will be honored as new Hall of Fame members at the SGMA's induction banquet on Wednesday, May 23 at the Park Vista Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn., beginning at 5:30...