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"...whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things."
Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)

   
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  From the broadcast the weekend of November 1st & 2nd, 2014:




Click for Soul'd Out Quartet Soul'd Out Quartet is, I believe, rapidly emerging as one of today's top quartets. Their blend, the quality of their songs (thanks to in-house songwriter Matt Rankin) and their overall presentation are all top-notch. And they have a heart for ministry. Songs heard on this program were from their CD entitled "Great Life," including the song from which that title is derived, "What A Great Life." I like the way so many of their songs speak directly to listeners, including, as heard on this program, "Hey Everybody" (their current radio single), "If You Only Knew" and "I Just Want You To Know Who Jesus Is." As you heard, the quartet today includes Matt Rankin (founder and baritone), Dusty Barrett (tenor), Bryan Hutson (lead, whom you might remember from his days with the Kingsmen) and Ian Owens (bass, whom you remember from Ernie Haase & Signature Sound). Their pianist, who is also a skilled arranger, is Michael Howard.

Soul'd Out Quartet's CD featured on this program, "Great Life," is available from our mailorder service, Springside. Just call 1-800-38-MUSIC to order. Call by Friday, November 7, 2014, ask for the "Featured Artist Discount," and get 20 percent off this item. You can order easily from our webstore by using this link to go directly to this item. Note, too, that our "Featured Artist Discount" applies to any other currently in-stock recordings by this artist. While ordering online, when you get to the "Checkout" page, find the "Special Instructions" lines near the bottom, type in "Featured Artist Discount - 20 percent" to get the discount. Note that the discounted price will not be reflected online or in your first confirmation e-mail, but it will be applied here when the order is processed and before it is charged or shipped.

The Penny Loafers I have to admit, when I first heard about the Penny Loafers (our Artist Spotlight guests on this program), my curiosity was certainly aroused. A "doo-wop group" doing Gospel? But when I heard them in concert not long ago, the crowd absolutely loved what they did! Not all, but much of their music, as you heard, is a cappella. And although their musical style could be considered a throw-back to the 1950s, apparently they're different enough that today's generation calls them "cool." More info about the Penny Loafers can be found online here.

Norman Wilson's recent passing on October 15th, as remembered on the Headline Update, was certainly a shock. As you heard, he suffered a heart attack while hunting with friends. We interviewed Norman many times over the years and he was always the consummate gentleman. He will certainly be missed. Norman's brother Furman died earlier this year. While it remains available, Norman's obituary can be viewed online here.

     

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  From the broadcast the weekend of October 25th & 26th, 2014:




Click for Old Paths - These Truths Our Featured Artists on this program were the Old Paths Quartet, often simply referred to as the Old Paths. They are Doug Roark, Tim Rackley, Jeremy Peace and Daniel Ashmore, along with their new 17-year old pianist, Josh Townsend. Yes, this was the second time we featured their "These Truths" CD (we did first back in March), but they subsequently had a number one song from it ("Long Live The King" back in July) and their current song, "Love Them To Jesus," is, as you heard, in the top 10 for November. As Tim mentioned on the program, his family was surprised back in August when his daughter, Brianna, went into kidney failure. He's hoping to be able to donate a kidney to her late this year or early next year to eliminate the need for regular dialysis. Please remember the Rackley family in your prayers.

By the way, the Singing News column about "Long Live The King" spotlighting songwriter Dianne Wilkinson was in the magazine's October issue on page 56.

The Old Paths' CD featured on this program, "These Truths," is available from our mailorder service, Springside. Just call 1-800-38-MUSIC to order. You can order easily from our webstore by using this link to go directly to this item.

This was our monthly Top 20 countdown edition, based this time on the top-tunes chart appearing in Singing News magazine's November issue. The chart is based on airplay at Southern Gospel music radio stations across the land.

On the Headline Update, I mentioned the new reality TV show about the Todd Allen Family. It will air Tuesday evening, October 28th, at 10 p.m. Eastern time on the TLC channel. If you enjoy it, please let the network know.

     


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