Isn't Her Grace Amazing...& more
This week's newsletter gives brief updates on some projects that I'm involved with...that I hope you'll check out!
I hope this newsletter finds all of you well.
I’ve been writing like crazy—-working on a liner notes assignment for an upcoming Shirley Murdock box set, continuing the work on my book, and beginning the interview process on three different co-writing/memoir projects. In sadder news, we lost our 9-year-old yorkie-poo, Gracie, last week, and we’ve been doing the human work of grieving her. This week’s newsletter is brief for all of those reasons, but there are some exciting things to share.
Isn’t Her Grace Amazing!: The Women Who Changed Gospel Music
Last summer, I was interviewed by Leah Lakins for a project she was involved with about the women of gospel music. We talked about The Davis Sisters, Albertina Walker & (quite a few!) of The Caravans, Marion Williams, and some of the other greats. The result is a gorgeous hardcover book with rare photographs of the leading ladies of gospel music with thoughtful biographies of their lives, accented by quotes from the artists themselves, people they’ve worked with and gospel historians. I can’t say enough good things about this important work.
Isn’t Her Grace Amazing: The Women Who Changed Gospel Music by Cheryl Willis, is finally out in the world!
Click here to order your copy.
Outlaw’s Evidence of the Unseen
Back in September, I wrote that Ray and I were launching our podcast. It’s hard to believe that we are now eight episodes in (with the ninth due next week). We’ve covered subjects ranging from Juanita Bynum, conversion therapy, praise & worship music, anti-science rhetoric in the church, as well as full episodes devoted to the Jesus Music history (and documentary), Andraé Crouch and the Hillsong Church scandal/documentary. If you’d like to join our conversations, just click here to catch up on your preferred streaming platform.
Ray Curenton—Make It With Me
Last month, Ray released his first new music in seven years. It was a real thrill to be a co-writer on this track and one of the background vocalists. It’s been a long time since I’ve been a part of making music! You can read more about the vision behind the song (which was the Pick of the Week in the Journal of Gospel Music!) at SoulMusic.com.
I’ll see you all in two weeks with an interview with Tori Taff about her role co-writing the majority of her husband Russ Taff’s classic 1985 album, Medals. I can’t wait to share it with you!