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 From the broadcast the weekend of July 29th & 30th, 2017:


Collingsworth FamilyFew singing families have made the same kind of impact our Featured Artists on this program, the Collingsworth Family, have made.  They are extremely gifted musically, both vocally and instrumentally.  So it was about time they put out a "best of" collection, which they now have done.  In fact, "The Best of the Collingsworth Family" is a two-CD set.  But these aren't simply a collection of their old recordings.  They've been redone with new vocals from the family as they are today.  Brooklyn, Courtney, Olivia and Phillip really appreciate not sounding "like kids," as they think they did the first time around (although they were exceptional then, too).  It was interesting hearing which of their many songs were "special" to the various group members.  Phil and Kim and their grown children have much for which to be thankful.

 The Collingsworth Family's CD set featured on this program, "The Best of the Collingsworth Family," Volume 1 and Volume 2, are both available from our mailorder service, Springside.  Just call 1-800-38-MUSIC to order.  You can order easily from our webstore by using the links above to go directly to this item.

This was our monthly official Singing News Top 20 Countdown Edition, based on the chart of radio favorites appearing in that magazine's August issue.

On the Headline Update I mentioned the special benefit concert August 5, 2017, in Gainesville, GA, at the Hopewell Baptist Church.  It's to benefit the outstanding work of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, headquartered in Memphis, TN.  For more information you can call the event organizer, Stanley Pierce, at 770-540-9085. The church is located in Gainesville at 5086 Poplar Springs Road.

Also on the Headline Update I mentioned that Phil Cross is once again accepting solo appearances.  Call 423-285-8755 to schedule an event. You can find out more online at http://philcrossmusic.com/.