Friday, December 29, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
How does the rest of the world see Southern Gospel music?
I work at a station in Atlanta that, musically speaking, is hard to define. We play a mix of Contemporary Christian Music, Southern Gospel, and Inspirational. It really is a schizophrenic/A.D.D. variety, but people love it since most have tastes that are fairly eclectic when it comes to music.
So, since we're not easily defined, one of the biggest problems we have is this:
Die-hard CCM fans categorize us as Southern Gospel and
Die-hard Southern Gospel fans categorize us as CCM
Which brings me to this question: How loosely does the non-Christian world define what Southern Gospel is?
As I've said before, progressive Southern Gospel may upset traditional fans, but the world still will file it away as Southern Gospel. We can define the genre any way we want, but will that make any difference in the way the world sees it and makes it their reality?
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I talked to Woody Wright about his original Christmas songs and also about his work with the Gaither organization, Stephen Hill, marriage to Vonnie Gaither, and even about his career in Country music.
This is a long one! Nearly 50 minutes (be prepared for a longer download on slow connections).
Labels: audio / podcasts