| From the broadcast
the weekend of August 4th & 5th, 2012:
We always enjoy visiting with the
Hyssongs. Although they travel throughout the USA and Canada to sing,
they are based in Rockport, Maine something unusual for Southern Gospel
artists. But, as you heard them report, the folks in the extreme Northeast
love Southern Gospel music when they get a chance to hear it. Songs
on this program during our Featured Artist visits were from the Hyssongs'
CD entitled "Blessed." "I'll Stand Up And Say So" has a message that's
becoming ever more timely. "Little Prayers" provided a good reminder
about persistence in prayer. And "Don't Give Up" is a message we all need
to hear about not being weary in well-doing (Galatians 6:9).
The Hyssongs' CD featured on this program, "Blessed," is available
from our mailorder service, Springside. Just call 1-800-38-MUSIC to
order. You can order easily from our webstore by
link to go directly to this item. (Orders over $40 in the USA qualify
for free shipping.)
No, Wes Hampton is NOT leaving
the Gaither Vocal Band. But he does ("finally," he says) have a new solo
CD out called "A Man Like Me." Wes' goal, as he described it during
this program's Artist Spotlight segment, was to choose songs that have "good
theology and good music." Listening to the CD, he seems to have been able
to meet those criteria with such songs as "Because Of Love" (his current
single), "Sweet Surrender" and others.
Want to sing bass for Legacy Five? At last word, Scott Fowler was
still looking for a new bass singer to replace Glenn Dustin, who resigned.
email@example.com Scott asked
if I'd like to audition for the job. I did us both a favor and said, "No!"
Dennis Humphries of HisSong, as you heard, had to take a month
off the road to recover from being beaten and robbed back in June. On the
Headline Update of this program I included a few short audio clips
by Dennis from a video interview he did with Deon Unthank, currently posted
on absolutelygospel.com. Here's a link to view the entire eleven-minute
interview, in which Dennis describes his harrowing experience in detail:
Thanks to Dave Compton of WPET, Greensboro, NC, for coming up with
the mint-condition recording from 1960 of the Statesmen singing "I
Want to Know." That song is, of course, number one for this month as
recorded by the Mark Trammell Quartet.
Quote heard on this program: "The world has yet to see what God can do
with and through and for a man totally committed to Him." - Dwight L.