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The Sound Signs Exclusive Recording Agreement with New Day Records

NASHVILLE, TN (JUNE 24, 2019) — The Sound is back with an entirely new line up and record deal. Originally a quartet based out of Houston, Texas, The Sound’s lineup contained many of Southern Gospel’s favorite singers including Scott Fowler, Pat Hoffmaster, Jeff Chapman, Rick Stickland, Frank Seamens, Terry Davis, and more. Rob Mills joined the group in 1990, and was its lead singer from 1990-1992. In 2017, Mills acquired the name and recommissioned the group as a trio with his two sons, Levi and Jacob Mills.

The Sound has released three projects since its reformation and is set to begin recording its debut project with New Day Records, a division of Daywind Music Group.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Sound to New Day Records,” says Scott Godsey, vice president and director of A&R of Daywind Music Group. “We are very excited about the harmony, songwriting, musical talent and unique sound that this group will bring to Southern Gospel.”

New Day Records is a division of Daywind Music Group and home to the Lefevre Quartet, Michael Combs, Tim Menzies, HighRoad, and newcomers, the Griffith Family.  The label is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors and the Orchard, covering all major physical and digital outlets.

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The Unthank family are now involved in the site, as well as the addition of over two dozen staff writers. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to AbsolutelyGospel.com. The name change allows them to cover news items of not only Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel.

On January 5, 2011, Susan Unthank passed away, leaving the website in control of Deon, their son, Chris, and their daughter Amy.

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