- Michael W. Smith is celebrating the 35th anniversary of his mega-hit “Friends.”
- Gaither Music Group has signed the Singing Contractors, known for a series of viral videos of hymns and Southern Gospel classics, to a recording contract. Their debut recording, Working on a Building, release February 1. They have also recorded a DVD featuring songs from this project.
- After a nine-year run with Tribute Quartet, tenor Riley Harrison Clark is leaving to launch a solo career. Former Legacy Five tenor Gus Gaches will be his replacement.
#1 On the Charts
- CCM (Billboard): “Known” (Tauren Wells)
- CCM streaming (Billboard): “The Christmas Song” (Lauren Daigle)
- CCM streaming (Spotify): “Good Grace” (Hillsong United)
- Southern Gospel radio (Singing News): “I Know I’ll Be There” (Karen Peck & New River)
- Amazon sales: Look Up Child (Lauren Daigle)