News To Publish Final Interviews by Site Founder Deon Unthank

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 22, 2022) –, the industry’s leading e-zine for Southern Gospel music, will be publishing the final interviews hosted by site founder Deon Unthank in the coming weeks.

Chris Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of, said, “My father Deon, who passed away on December 17, 2021, had completed several interviews with top artists in the industry previous to his death. I can’t imagine a better way of honoring the work he did in the industry than letting his voice be heard a few more times.”

Interviews will be published with artists like Ernie Haase (of Signature Sound), Karen Peck & New RiverJim & Melissa Brady, Michael Booth (of the Booth Brothers), Libbi Perry Stuffle (of The Perrys), Joseph Habedank, Gold City, and Three Bridges.

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the celebrated webpage. The site was founded in 1997 by Deon & Susan Unthank (then known as Currently, the site is maintained by their children, Chris Unthank and Amy Marie Zika, along with a bevy of talented writers.

The interview between Deon and Ernie Haase will be published on Monday, January 24, 2022.
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Formed over 25 years ago by Deon & Susan Unthank originally as, the site was birthed from an email discussion group by the same name. became the most viewed Southern Gospel website on the Internet with over four million hits per month. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to, allowing the site to cover 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. Deon passed away on December 17, 2022 right after arranging the sale of the site to good family friend Bev McCann. The site is now ran by Bev McCann and the Nashville 37201 media group.
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