Glenn Dustin left Legacy Five a little over a month ago, and now his replacement has been revealed. After a long search and auditioning several guys Legacy Five has announced that Matt Fouch formerly with Soul’d Out Quartet will be joining them. His first weekend with the group will be the weekend before NQC. I personally feel that this is a great move for Legacy Five. They needed to make a big splash, and they have done so with hiring Fouch. He is one of a best young bass singers on the road today. He is a great fit personally, and vocally. Glenn Dustin left some big shoes to fill, but if Matt will just be himself he will do very well with Legacy Five. As for Soul’d Out they are going to be just fine, they are one of the best quartets in the business, and they will draw another terrific talent to step in for the loss of Matt.
Here’s a video of Matt singing with Soul’d Out.
According to the Lefevre Quartet’s website bio page they have hired Paul Harkey formerly of Chrystal River, and the Anchormen Quartet to fill their bass slot. I have heard rumblings of this move for a little while now, and it is now official. Though they have not released an official press release yet. I believe this is a great move for these guys, Paul is not only one of the best young and up and coming bass singers out there, he is one of the best bass singers out there period. This is a home run hire for Mike Lefevre. (H/T Aaron Swain)
I got pretty excited when I received the press release about Dianne Wilkinson’s upcoming autobiography. If you know anything about Dianne then you know that this book will be well worth the price, trust me on that. She is a wonderful lady, and in my humble opinion one of the best songwriters of all time in any genre. Below is the press release:
The autobiography of beloved Southern Gospel songwriting legend Dianne Wilkinson will release next month. Dianne Wilkinson: The Life and Times of a Gospel Songwriter it will chronicle her life story and the stories behind over 150 of her best-known songs. Wilkinson wrote the book in conjunction with SouthernGospelBlog.com editor Daniel J. Mount.
In 1974, Wilkinson—already a church pianist and Sunday School teacher—realized that she was still unsaved. Her salvation prompted a period of serious doctrinal and theological study which provided a foundation for her songwriting career.
She began writing songs when touring with her family group in the 1970s. Her career took off in the 1980s, in parallel with the group with whom she became closely associated, the Cathedral Quartet. Songs she wrote for them include “Boundless Love,” “Homeland,” “Jesus Has Risen,” and lead singer Glen Payne’s signature song, “We Shall See Jesus.”
She has become Southern Gospel’s most recognized non-performing songwriter. Virtually every major Southern Gospel artist has recorded her songs. Around fifty of her songs have been charting singles on the industry-standard Singing News monthly radio charts; seven have reached #1. Her songs have also received multiple Dove Awards® nominations, over a dozen Singing News Fan Awards nominations, and multiple Singing News Fan Awards for Song of the Year.
Dianne Wilkinson: The Life and Times of a Gospel Songwriter will be available for physical purchase from Amazon, and for digital purchase for the Amazon Kindle®, the Barnes and Noble Nook™, the Apple iPad® and iPhone®, the Kobo™ e-reader, and several other formats and venues. A book signing is also planned for the National Quartet Convention.
If you haven’t met Miss Dianne, then you need to find a way to get to NQC and get your book signed by this wonderful lady.