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Eric Allen Byrd, Member of Golden Crowns, Passes Away

The Gospel Division of Sharp Records informed the Journal of Gospel Music yesterday that Eric Allen Byrd of The Golden Crowns of Louisville, Kentucky, has passed away. Allen was the quartet’s manager, lead and background vocalist, and songwriter for many years. First organized in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as the Shanklin Brothers, the Golden Crowns made one 45 each for the Wonderful and BJ labels.  In 2015, the Golden Crowns signed with Sharp Gospel. See JGM‘s review of their 2015 release, Come Too Far, here. JGM extends its condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Eric Allen Byrd.

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 100

          Click on the image above to hear the 100th episode of the JGM Music Hour. Playlist: God’s got me – Dexter Walker & Zion Movement Up and praise ’em – Judah Band Hope – Tiff Joy He’s been good – Dr. A. Edward Davis Jr. & St. John Mass Choir Make a way – Janice Gaines Pray for me – Kirk Franklin Thirsty for the rain – Keith Williams Made a way – Travis Greene The song – URIM 7 Nada me faltara – Denyse Bittencourt Blessed – Big Mike feat. JaNet Miller Come too ...

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Golden Crowns of Louisville, KY – Come Too Far

The Golden Crowns of Louisville, KY Come Too Far Sharp Records (2015) www.reverbnation.com/thegoldencrowns By Bob Marovich Don’t let the flagrant typo on the cover and CD scare you away. This is a case when the book should not be judged by its cover. As they demonstrate on their new Sharp Records CD, Come Too Far, The Golden Crowns of Louisville, Kentucky, are as good as any of the popular recording quartets on the road today. Their harmonies are tight, the lead singing crackles with emotion, the band is strong, though the use of synth in this and any gospel quartet, ...

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