One of the best stories of the first night, Chris Rene   My editor asked if I was going to watch Simon Cowell’s new show, “The X Factor” and then blog about it. Since I already started watching “The Sing Off”, I said  probably not. One singing show a season is more than enough for…

When I left the Gospel Soundcheck blog for my little hiatus last fall, the hot topic was (besides Katy Perry), homosexuality (which, I suppose, includes the singer who kissed a girl and liked it). I know. What on earth does being gay have to do with singing? Well, apparently a lot. Ray Boltz, American Idol, Adam Lambert, Jennifer…

Today’s 30 Day Christian Music is the Christian song you’d like to see an “American Idol” contestant sing next season. I didn’t watch last season of “American Idol”, don’t know squat about the new judges, don’t know a single contestant, and I confess … it was wonderful. So for kicks, I’m going to go with “Clarity” by Shawn McDonald’s…

American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre has signed a book deal with Thomas Nelson publishers to pen his autobiography, By Faith, Not By Sight. The title not only has a spiritual connotation; MacIntyre is the blind pianist who captured the hearts of America when he competed on season 8 of “American Idol.” Even though he didn’t win, fans…

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