Monday, February 15, 2010

Complaints About "Why Can't All God's Children Get Along"

I have been asked several times recently to give a quote on the
"controversy" surrounding Karen Peck & New River's current single, "Why
Can't All God's Children Get Along."

Here is my quote:

In days where we currently hear so much politically divided opinions in our
country, this song is a keen reminder that in God's family, unity is
critical. As [John] Wesley said: "if your heart be as my heart, give me thy
hand," so echoes the message of Karen Peck & New River. It is a call to
focus on the truly important foundations of our faith, find that common
ground, the metanarrative, that "Jesus Christ and Him Crucified" is what our
story is all about. The rest? Just details! The funny thing (and sad at the
same time), is some people are fussing about a song whose messages is a
reminder not to fuss!

It's so easy to get caught up on the side roads and forget the goal at hand.

Then again, I'm not your mother.

...but I am your brother.

And our common bond is Jesus.

Let's press on as the Church, His bride, in service of the King as our only


I am enough of a realist to know that "it ain't gonna happen" one hundred
percent of a time, until we get home. But, should that keep us from trying?
We all have different views and interpretations on issues where the Bible is
silent or somewhat vague, but on the main issues of salvation, love should
be paramount to all that we do as followers of Christ. So, exactly WHY can't
all God's children get along?

-Daniel Britt

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

VIDEO>> Watch Ernie Haase Sing Live on Joy FM from NQC

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Sings Live on Joy FM from NQC from Daniel Britt on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Daniel Britt & Candi Chandler Interview Ryan Seaton Live on Joy FM's Morning JoyRide

With the news of Ernie Haase & Signature Sound lead singer Ryan Seaton's
departure, and replacement Devin McGlamery of Karen Peck & New River, comes
discussion of Ryan's future on Joy FM's morning show, "The Morning JoyRide
with Daniel, Candi, & Melody." This was a live interview with Ryan,
broadcast on 12/29/09 at 8:30 a.m. ET.

-Daniel Britt

Friday, December 04, 2009

VIDEO>> The Perrys Tailgate Cookout Backstage at the NQC

Joy FM's Daniel Britt at the Perrys' NQC Bus Tailgaiting Cookout from Daniel Britt on Vimeo.

-Daniel Britt


Friday, September 11, 2009

What if... Natalie Grant sang Southern Gospel?

I am in Orlando, Florida at Disney World attending the Christian Music
Broadcaster's "Momentum '09" convention. Curb Records just fed us breakfast
and Natalie Grant just performed. What amazing vocal talent and abilities
she has. I really think she could "sing the phonebook;" sing anything and
make it good. There are few talents *that* good.

So... what if Natalie Grant were Southern Gospel. What kind of arrnagement
would she fit best in? Mixed Group? Soloist? Namely, WHO would you think
she'd pair nicely with vocally? I'd love see your thoughts on that; would be

Daniel Britt

Friday, August 28, 2009

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Gaither Vocal Band (Guy Penrod, Wes Hampton, Marshall Hall) from Spring 2007

This is the link to catch the interview with the "Gaither-less" Vocal Band's
Guy Penrod, Wes Hampton, and Marshall Hall as recorded backstage in Atlanta
in early 2007. (or listen using flash player at
this link:

-Daniel Britt

Sunday, August 23, 2009

VIDEO>> Joy FM's Sing on Stage with Signature Sound Contest!

Last night in Greensboro, NC, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound delighted an
audience of 1,000 fans. Before the show, however, Joy FM's grand prize
winner was delighted for the opportunity to perform on stage with EHSS. The
video link is here to see the video that was shown at the concert of all the

-Daniel Britt

Friday, August 21, 2009

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Morning JoyRide Interviews Joseph Habedank About Engagement Announcement

We interviewed Joseph Habedank today about his proposal this week. You'll
also hear the song he performed on bended knee this past Tuesday night.

Download here:

-Daniel Britt

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Could Radio Stand to Play Multiple Singes By the Same Artist?

At Musicscribe's blog, where I also am a contributer, this discussion was brought up by David Bruce Murray. It is in relation to an artist releasing more than one single at a time. My response is this:

Interesting idea, David. The standard way of radio programming, and the way we program radio at Joy FM, allows for a very limited amount of slots for new singles.

Among that chunk of "currents" we have: a heavy, medium and light category.

As you can imagine, the heavy category is for a select few.

To keep a sound that is not focused too much on one artist, you'd have to limit an artist to one song in the heavy category.

If their second single was in a medium or light category at the same time, their heavy single would always usurp the right to be played first. Heavy is given priority. If the heavy song plays every 3 hours, more than likely, that artist would not be allowed to play much outside of that one song, without generating a rotation error.

If it did allow the second single to be play, it would negate any of that artist's classic songs from the past.

So... the focus would be 100% on the artist's two NEW songs with almost zero chance for that group's classic/recurrent/gold songs to play.

Hour 1: SONG A
Hour 2: SONG B
Hour 3: SONG A
Hour 4: SONG B

at this rate, we're playing that artist once per hour. Any more than that is probably oversaturated. Note that there is now no room for any other song by that artist. If you're a two-hit wonder, that's good. But if you've had huge success in the past, say goodbye to that brand recognition.

The risk there is this: we KNOW that Gold City's Midnight Cry was and still is a huge song. We're "not sure" about the next single they send out. *We* may like it, but who knows if will have the staying power of a Midnight Cry with the audience.

We'll take a chance on a good single to give it a shot to make an impact, but.......

Radio is going to bank on Midnight Cry as being a song we can count on getting a good reaction. Putting something else on with such exclusive airplay in place of Midnight Cry is a risk.

(having said all that, sometimes risks are worth taking!)

I still like your idea; it's thinking outside the box, outside of the current system, and asking the right questions. I think if radio thinks outside the box, too, we could find a way to adapt.

-Daniel Britt