Ad To Publish Final Interviews by Site Founder Deon Unthank

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 22, 2022) –, the industry’s leading e-zine for Southern Gospel music, will be publishing the final interviews hosted by site founder Deon Unthank in the coming weeks.

Chris Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of, said, “My father Deon, who passed away on December 17, 2021, had completed several interviews with top artists in the industry previous to his death. I can’t imagine a better way of honoring the work he did in the industry than letting his voice be heard a few more times.”

Interviews will be published with artists like Ernie Haase (of Signature Sound), Karen Peck & New RiverJim & Melissa Brady, Michael Booth (of the Booth Brothers), Libbi Perry Stuffle (of The Perrys), Joseph Habedank, Gold City, and Three Bridges.

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the celebrated webpage. The site was founded in 1997 by Deon & Susan Unthank (then known as Currently, the site is maintained by their children, Chris Unthank and Amy Marie Zika, along with a bevy of talented writers.

The interview between Deon and Ernie Haase will be published on Monday, January 24, 2022.
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Formed over 19 years ago by Deon & Susan Unthank originally as, the site was birthed from an email discussion group by the same name. The SoGospelNews email discussion list was created by the Unthanks after the Singing News shut down its extremely popular discussion list. SoGospelNews started as a simple webpage listing artists, fans, individuals, etc. that were avid supporters of the newly formed SoGospelNews talk list. The site eventually took on printing news for Southern Gospel artists, and eventually took on reviewing the latest recordings from both signed and independent artists within the small genre. SoGospelNews became the most viewed Southern Gospel website on the Internet with over 4,000,000 hits per month.

The Unthank family are now involved in the site, as well as the addition of over two dozen staff writers. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to The name change allows them to cover news items of not only Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel.

On January 5, 2011, Susan Unthank passed away, leaving the website in control of Deon, their son, Chris, and their daughter Amy.