1. Palmetto State has signed with Song Garden Music Group. The group is working on a project due for a fall release. It is worth noting that group member David Staton is Executive VP of the label.
This is an upward move for the group in solidifying the Palmetto State name once again. The label is home to young groups like the Ball Brothers that have put out quality music, and the label has seen groups like the Dixie Melody Boys put out music that have breathed new life into a long career. With that in mind, I am looking forward to hearing what the new Palmetto State produces.
2. Dianne Wilkinson is releasing her autobiography, Dianne Wilkinson: The Life and Times of a Gospel Songwriter. Written in conjunction with fellow blogger Daniel Mount, the book will detail her life and “the stories behind over 150 of her best-known songs.” If you name a Top 25 hit in Southern Gospel since the 1980s, Dianne’s name is probably in the songwriting credits, so a book detailing the history behind the writer and songs is a must-read.
3. In the “interesting videos” category, check out this story from Ken Turner about JD Sumner coming to the Lord: