October 2, 2009 2 Comments
Cross and Crown Music has released their archival series of recordings, called Memories From MorningStar. While the site isn’t as clean or user friendly as Crossroads’ archival releases, it is still a big step in the right direction to see these classic releases from Palmetto State, the Perrys, Crabb Family, Bishops, etc. re-released. I would make the suggestion of using the original artwork for the albums instead of the stock image, but that is just my opinion. Here is the press release I received:
Memories From MorningStar released last week from Cross & Crown Music. The retro library contains classic recordings from the Perrys, the Crabb Family, the Isaacs, the Booth Brothers, the Bishops, the Wilburns, Carroll Roberson, Palmetto State and the Dixie Melody Boys. Cross & Crown has re-manufactured numerous popular Southern Gospel CDs and DVDs from these fan favorites and made them available for purchase. In conjunction with the new imprint, Cross & Crown Music has launched www.memoriesfrommorningstar.com. Fans can log on to the site and purchase the various releases, along with single song MP3s. The MP3s can be downloaded to your computer, burned to a CD, or downloaded to your MP3 player instantly.
Cross & Crown Music Vice-President of Artist Relations, Brian Lawing commented, “The new re-releases from Memories From MorningStar are truly classic Southern Gospel favorites. Garnie and myself are so happy to bring them back to the fans. They contain some of Southern Gospel’s best songs such as ‘I Remember the Day’ (The Perrys) and ‘Please Forgive Me’ (The Crabb Family). We introduced them during the 2009 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY to a fantastic response. Our plans are to add additional titles in the near future.”
Cross & Crown Music launched April 2009 just outside Nashville, Tennessee. Cross & Crown Records, 4 Square, MorningStar and Cedar Hill record labels are encompassed within the music company. The recording labels are currently home to Heirline, Lakeside, the Bradys, Diane Rudd and a plethora of other well known Southern Gospel artists. The company recently released classic favorites from the MorningStar label and are pursuing additional musicians to add to their ever growing roster. Cross & Crown Music offers custom projects for groups who desire the experience and excitement of recording in Nashville, Tennessee.