January - At The Top: of the singing news chart is "Christ Is Still The King" by Legacy Five Passed: Music Legend Andre Crouch, at 72, from complications following a heart attack. Andre's songs impacted all forms of Gospel music. Perhaps his most famous was "Through It All'. Also We Lost Larry Goss, best known for his superb skill in production, arranging and keyboard. He was a go-to guy for so many projects. He started with his siblings as the Goss Brothers.Best wishes: The Allen Family Announces The engagement of daughter Gabrielle to Robin Chartier. The Wedding is Planned For April 11. Leaving: the Jeff & Sheri Easter team, are son Madison and his wife Shannon. They will form their own writing and performing team.
December - Another number one: for the Old Paths, as "Love Them To Jesus" tops the Singing News chart for December. A holiday disaster: for Gold City, as a fire destroys their bus barn and warehouse in Gadsden, Alabama. Their Tour bus, motor home and most of their product lost in the fire. Pray for them as they deal with these losses and the setback to their ministry. Record setting: The Lester are now the longest lasting SG group, without a break in their ministry. A very few started earlier but are either no longer active or had a break in their ministry.