The first radio single from the project "Get Away Jordan" is the number one song on all four leading trade magazines at the same time, which is the first song in history to do this.
The magazines include the Singing News, Powersource, American Christian Top 40 and USGN.
The project also includes a DVD and made its debut atop multiple Billboard charts (Jan. 31), both for audio and video.
"John in the Jordan" also marked the highest debut by a quartet (No. 13) in Singing News history.
In an exchange of e-mails over the weekend, I talked to Greater Vision's Gerald Wolfe about another "Quartets" projects.
"There probably won't be a 'Quartets II' for quite a while. We're just starting on a new recording this week that will be released in the fall, and it's not a quartet project," he said.
The "Quartets" project is one of my favorites in several years.
The SGM Fanfair was held last week at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
It's the newest attraction to gospel music. This annual megaconcert event features performances by a huge roster of artists - from quartets to soloists. Thousands of Southern gospel music fans and enthusiasts gathered.
The artists featured included: Brothers Forever, Homeland Boys Quartet, Jeff Treece Band, Kevin Spencer & Friends, the Roarks, the MaHarreys, the Nelons, Rick Strickland, Sons Family, Total Praise Quartet, Gerald Crabb, Shannon Bunch, Singing Echoes, Tony Gore, the Whisnants, the Wright Family, Brian Free & Assurance, John Lanier, Josh Franks, the Shepherds, Singing Cookes, Dixie Melody Boys, Karen Peck & New River, Naomi & the Segos, the Northmen, the Ruppes, Amy Roth, Four Fold, the Freemans, the Melody Trio and many others.
On Thursday, the SGM Awards were held. The winners included Gerald Crabb, who was honored with the song of the year award for "Hold Me While I Cry."
"Hold Me While I Cry" was recorded by Karen Peck & New River, who were also awarded three other awards last night for favorite trio, favorite soprano (Karen Peck Gooch) and favorite alto (Susan Peck Jackson).
Karen Peck & New River will release their first album with Daywind Records, "Journey of Joy," on May 22.
For the past 15 years, Paid In Full has including tenor vocalist Jeff Crews.
Crews recently announced he was leaving the Mississippi-based trio. It the first personnel change for the group.
The other founding members, Lance Moore and Bradley Littlejohn, have welcomed Brock White, of New Albany, Miss., to the group.
White will be with the trio until a permanent replacement is named.
Karen Peck & New River has released "The Best Of Karen Peck & New River."
The album features 16 of the best songs from this talented trio. The songs are "I Wanna Know How It Feels," "Four Days Late," "River Of Peace," "All For The Glory of Christ," "Christian in the House," "Who Touched Me," "Walk in Triumph," "That's Why They Call It Grace," "Feels Good To Be Free," "My God Will Always Be Enough," "Jump," "Just One Touch," "Get About God's Business," "Hold Me While I Cry," "A Taste Of Grace" and "Now That You Know."
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