Oaks on SN chart … Lucifer reports freak freezing conditions
Reader JT writes to note that the Oak Ridge Boys have a song on the Singing News chart this month … the first time in 30 years, if JT’s math is right. I haven’t yet seen the SN this month, so I can’t say for sure. But JT notes that the song is attached to a Gaither label and promoted by Rick Hendrix. Since the decision, if true, is only about 29 years and 11 months over due, it probably shouldn’t go without saying that this is not only the right thing to do, but should ideally be just the beginning of a much broader industry-wide effort, now matter how belated it may be nor how few people may actually care anymore, to reintegrate the sounds and styles of gospel music into the wider world of music entertainment.
Update: I’ve received some unsolicited confirmation from independent sources on this, and it looks like this is the real deal, though it also looks like we’re talking about the June issue and not the May chart, as I had initially understood JT to mean. Charles Brady has some more details about the song here.Email this Post