Selah Loses Founding Member

Crittenden replacing Sponberg.

Founding member Nicol Sponberg has left Curb Records trio Selah. Melodie Crittenden has joined Todd Smith and Allan Hall, who launched the group with Sponberg in 1999.

Selah has had its best year yet, recently scoring four Dove Award nominations, including artist and group of the year, on the strength of fourth album "Hiding Place."

Crittenden, previously a solo artist with a country deal on the defunct Asylum Records, has been a friend of Smith and Hall's since they all attended Nashville's Belmont University.