October 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Page 52

Behind the scenes of Making a Live Recording

Pine Ridge Boys

Life and music goes on

By Charlie Griffin The Pine Ridge Boys (PRB) and Classic Artists Records began 2019 with a renewed vigor in sharing the good news. The legacy quartet had just completed personnel changes that spanned retirement, health issues and just life. The year 2019 is special for the Pine Ridge Boys, as they continue a 56-year tradition handed down from Jim Stewart, Charles Burke, Miles Cooper, Wayne and Darius Shuford. “2018 was a year of change. We had some group changes that really just took time. We were looking for the right persons to be part of our family organization. (We are) really thankful for these talented friends who stepped up vocally filling in when needed,” states PRB manager Larry Stewart. Chip McGaa, Mark King,

Stephen Williams and original member Wayne Shuford filled in throughout the year. And the Pine Ridge Boys never missed a beat. With the renewed partnership with Classic Artists Records, both parties began looking for the right mix of recording projects and new music for the quartet. It had been some time since their last Classic Artists Records release, “I’ve Got A New Song.” So, a new recording was needed in early 2019. The music was selected, and recording started in late January, with the full release completed and available at the PRB Homecoming Gospel Sing in May. “Something Old - Something New,” contains the group’s current single “Won’t That Be Glory.” Wise Choice Pro-

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