The first official day of spring is this Thursday, and we are certainly hoping for some springtime weather soon here in Nashville. It is still pretty chilly here, however, and no one knows that more than Sheri Easter. As you'll see later in this newsletter, she took a freezing swim to benefit charity. Pretty brave, Sheri!

Moving on, we have a new question for you: If you could have a conversation with anyone from the music industry, past or present, whom would it be and why? It only takes a moment to answer; just click here!

A thought from the Word...

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

The Cathedral Quartet was known and loved not only for their music, but also for gracious and generous acts of kindness. Daniel J. Mount, longtime Southern Gospel fan and blogger, shares one such story with us here.
Tori Taff had this idea for a fun Homecoming quiz, and we love it! See how many of these Homecoming Friends you can identify by their facial hair...
We can't believe it, but the Oak Ridge Boys have never recorded a live album! Their first-ever live album, Boys' Night Out, will be releasing in April, according to Joe Bonsall. He told the Examiner that the CD "will be available on tax day, April 15th, so if anyone has any money left, they can buy the album." The project includes some of the Oaks' best-loved songs throughout the decades, including "Bobbie Sue," "Thank God for Kids" and, of course, "Elvira." Visit oakridgeboys.com for more information.
If you love to write lyrics, don't miss out on Homecoming's "Lyrics of Your Life" contest!  The deadline for entry is April 18, 2014, and you could win an iPad or a trip to Gloria Gaither's 2014 Songwriters Intensive. Read here about former attendee Tommy Bozich releasing his first EP! Visit lyricsofyourlife.com for more information.
Jeff and Sheri Easter will host their 6th Annual Homecoming event May 8-10, 2014. An exciting lineup of performers will appear, including Bill Gaither, Mark Lowry, Ivan Parker, the Hoppers and many more! Click here for details.