1. Con Hunley Makes Gospel Return

    June 21, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Ask around Nashville for any amount of time about great vocalists to come from Music City, and invariably, the name of Con Hunley will come up. In the 1970s and 1980s, the East Tennessee native recorded some of the most soulful tracks to ever be cut here -- including "What's New…

  2. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  3. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chicago home. She said he had been sick but…

  4. Chart Beat: Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Glen Campbell, Metallica

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Pink and more! URBAN RENEWAL: Like the Beatles owning the top five songs on The Billboard Hot 100, this is a record that will be difficult, if not impossible, to ever break. The latest hit by Keith Urban has taken the longest time…

  5. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

  6. Gospel 'Queen' Vestal Goodman Dies

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in Celebration, Fla., near Orlando. Goodman, who turned 74 on Dec. 17, had been vacationing with family for the Christmas holidays whe Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in…

  7. George Jones Celebrates Gospel

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Talk to George Jones these days and the country music icon readily admits he's a changed man. Following a near-fatal car accident in 1999, he gave up alcohol and cigarettes and rediscovered his faith in God. That spiritual renewal fuels…

  8. Somebody's Praying Me Through

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. Doxology could have chosen no better ambassador than the very…

  9. Billboard Bits: Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither Pop stars Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync and Willa Ford will share hosting chores for the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant, set for Aug. 28 on South Padre Island, Texas. The event, which will also feature a performance by teenage rapper/actor Bow Wow,…

  10. Adams, Gaithers Among Gospel Hall Inductees

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bill and Gloria Gaither, Inez Andrews, Yolanda Adams, and Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's are among 10 new inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum for 2002. "This year's induct Bill and Gloria Gaither, Inez Andrews, Yolanda Adams, and Lee Williams &…

  11. Peasall Sisters' 'First Offering' Is On Their Own Label

    January 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the many delights of the Grammy Award-nominated "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack was the gospel singing of White House, Tenn.'s young Peasall Sisters. For the soundtrack, 14-year-old Sar One of the many delights of the Grammy Award-nominated "O Brother, Where…

  12. Gospel Singer Taff Joins Gaither Vocal Band

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Russ Taff is joining the Gaither Vocal Band, Billboard Bulletin reports. Taff replaces Mark Lowry, who last month announced his resignation from the award-winning Southern gospel group, which is led b Russ Taff is joining the Gaither Vocal Band, Billboard Bulletin reports. Taff replaces Mark…