The Clarksville Soul StirrersClarksville, Tennessee, is the home of The Clarksville Soul Stirrers. This is one of the groups that time after time deliver outstanding recordings. Yet, most of the gospel music industry may not have heard of the group.

The members of the group are Clifford Bowen, Steve Bowen, James Moss, Michael Bowen, Brian Bowen, Timmoty Knox, Greg Talley, Fred Ferguson, Lamont Henry, Edward McClain, Greg Talley, and James Crowley.

One of the first recordings that brought this group to our attention was the CD Brothers To Brothers. In 2006, they released the CD titled The Blood. Now in 2010, they have released the CD Don’t Let Nobody Shake Your Faith. Like their previous CD’s, the 2010 release contains nine (9) songs. The title track and “The Blood Signed My Name” deserve to be in heavy rotation on gospel radio stations around the country.

This group is truly one of the many hidden treasures in gospel music. They know how to sing. Their songs convey messages that touches the listeners. They have withstood the ups and downs the come with longevity in gospel music. They are seasoned professionals. And, their new CD merits your attention.

Listen to songs from the CD during the Quartet Mix broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio beginning October 25, 2010.

SoundExchangeHave you ever heard of SoundExchange? If you are a gospel recording artist, owner of songs, contributed to songs or even the producer, you should become a member of SoundExchange.

“SoundExchange is an independent, nonprofit performance rights organization. SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization that collects statutory royalties from satellite radio (such as SIRIUS XM), internet radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, which is appointed by The U.S. Library of Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the sole entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties on behalf of featured recording artists, master rights owners (like record labels), and independent artists who record and own their masters.”

Even if you are a member of BMI, ASCAP or SESAC, you still need to check with SoundExchange. For, they are the only entity that ensures you are paid “digital royalties.”

The registration is free. Even back-up musicians and session players should register with SoundExchange. In other words, if your music is being played on the Internet, satellite radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings” you may have money waiting for you at SoundExchange.

Here are some of the groups of this genre that are listed in SoundExchange database:

The King Sisters, The Bolton Brothers, The Racy Brothers, The Bollock Brothers, The Lumzy Sisters, The Swanee Quintet, The Canton Spirituals, The Turner Brothers, Master’s Choice, The Brooklyn All-Stars, The National Juniors, The Pillars Of Fire, B. T. Green & The Christian Harmonettes, The Bell Singers of Memphis, The Windy City Spiritualaires, The Harmonizing Four, The Williams Brothers, The Anointed Sons of Jersey, The Williams Singers, Second Chance, Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC’s, The Inspirers, Los Angeles Gospel Messengers, The Brewer Brothers, The Pilgrim Jubilees, The Gospel All-Stars, The Gospel Demonstrators, The Gospel Gents, The Crowns of Joy, The Birmingham Jubilee Singers, Paul Beasley, Luther Barnes and The Sunset Jubilaires, Donnie, Darryl & The Joy Boyz, Brothers & Sisters with Elder Troy Jackson, The Jones Family, The Texas Boyz, The Yancey Brothers and The Mighty Aires.

Just because we did not mention your group’s name does not mean you are not listed in SoundExchange’s databases. We just wanted to give you some idea of the diverse listing of groups at SoundExchange. There are thousands of gospel singers (groups, soloists, choirs, and duets) in SoundExchange’s databases. So, check them out. They just might have m-o-n-e-y for you.

The New SpiritualairesThe self-titled debut CD of The New Spiritualaires (of Toledo, Ohio) is going to get the attention of a lot of Radio Angels and fans. The members of The New Spiritualaires are seasoned vocalists and musicians. And, they share their awesome talents with the world on this 10 song CD.

The group was organized in 2008 when several members of The Gospel Highlights (of Toledo) decided to chart a new course for their ministry. Since then, the group has performed at concerts in and around Toledo. The performances allowed the group to sharpen their skills and develop their own unique style.

The lead singers are Willie Miller and Robert Campbell, Jr. The other members are Calvin Moore, Jerry Hollowell, and Kenny Campbell, Sr.

Throughout the entire CD the production is extremely smooth and representative of great care on the part of the producers, The Spiritualaires. Like many other groups, the guys take advantage of updated arrangements and give old standards a fresh sound. Just listen to “When I Need Him Most,” “You Don’t Know” and “He’s My Rock.”

In fact, listen to all of the songs from the CD during the Quartet Mix broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio beginning October 25, 2010.

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