Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Little Bit of Southern Gospel News

Hey neighbors,

You may or may not know, but my family enjoys Southern Gospel Music.  We have a few favorites and there are a couple of groups we consider friends.  So from now on I will occasionally be posting about things going on in the Southern Gospel world.

First I wanted to share some news from Wilburn and Wilburn.  They have a song titled You Asked Him to Leave that has become a favorite of mine.  I first heard it right after the National Quartet Convention.  I would love for you to take a moment to listen to the words to this song.

This song was recently removed from one radio station because one person complained.  It really concerns me how everyone has become so afraid of offending anyone, that we immediately change things just because of one or two people complaining.  Where is the Christian who is going to take a stand and say, "Right is right and wrong is wrong."?

I also wanted to share a news release from AG about some of their top songs of 2015.  Take a look!

Nashville, Tennessee (January 11, 2016) Absolutely Gospel Music Radio Chart, the most recognized weekly radio chart in Southern Gospel Music, released its Absolutely Gospel Music Top 100 Songs of the Year with 21 on the list represented by AG Publicity.
Karen Peck & New River claimed the #1 song of the year with their mega-hit "Pray Now.” The song spent an astonishing 10 weeks in the top spot, while The Browders were one of only two groups to gather multiple songs to the top spot with "He Chose the Nails” and "Time Machine”. 
AG Publicity Artists who are in the list of Top 100 include:
1. #1 Karen Peck and New River – Pray Now
2. #3 Wilburn & Wilburn – Nobody Like Jesus
3. #5 11th Hour – Jesus Is In The House
4. #7 Browders – Time Machine
5. #8 Williamsons – Shout
6. #13 Beyond The Ashes – Over For good
7. #19 Dunaways – Mercy Built A Bridge
8. #21 Browders – He Took The Nails
9. #30 Williamsons – It Was The Word
10. #33 Amber Nelon Thompson/Michael English – Another Time, Another Place
11. #38 Isaacs – I Wanna Be There
12. #40 Dunaways – Church In The Kitchen
13. #46 11th Hour – Picture This
14. #48 Three Bridges – When God Does The Doin'
15. #68 Pruitt Family – Bring It All To Jesus
16. #74 Freemans – Unwanted Crowns
17. #75 Karen Peck & New River – I Am Blessed
18. #81 Littles – We Might As Well Make It On Home 
19. #91 Goodman Revival – What A Happy Time
20. #93 Browders – Waiting For You To Get Home 
21. #99 Three Bridges – Satisfied 

In addition Six of the Top 20 Most Played Songs (getting the most spins by DJs) were AG Publicity Artists. These include:
1. Browders
2. Karen Peck & New River
3. 11th Hour
4. Williamsons
5. Wilburn & Wilburn
6. Dunaways

Do I listen to all these artists?  No, but I did want to share this list with you!  Enjoy and have a blessed day!

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