Rich’s music didn’t exclude people – then and now. Everyone is welcome at the table.

* Track used: “Hold Me Jesus” by Sara Groves (ft. Andrew Greer & Bonnie Keen)
* Find “Hold Me Jesus” (single) on Spotify –
* SPONSOR: Allie Murphy –
* Friends University Event on 10/21 –
* Host/Producer – Dave Trout
* Special guests – Chris Hoisington, Anthony Hoisington, & Andrew Greer
* Volunteer shoutouts – Amy Vreeman, Dan Shelby, Mike Trout, Laura Trout, & Christine Blundred
* UTR’s blog recap of the RM Fan Weekend –
* For more gourmet music, UTR’s HSM Playlist:
* Win a pair of Beats Solo3 Headphones –
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* All music used with permission or under fair use provisions

Even the best creative projects might not ever see the light of day due the lack of one crucial ingredient… funding. On 5/31/22, the ‘Bellsburg’ Kickstarter campaign went live, and the results were somewhat astonishing.

——— TRACKS USED ON EP.10 ———
* Sparrow Watcher – Amy Grant, Cindy Morgan, Andrew Greer (ft. Tommy Sims)
* Doubly Good [LIVE] – Rich Mullins

———– CREDITS ———–
* Host/Producer – Dave Trout
* Interview Guests – Andrew Greer, Anthony Hoisington, & Steve Taylor
* SPONSOR: Allie Murphy –
* UTR Summer of Vinyl contest –
* UTR’s All Aboard Campaign –
* Tickets info for “Hello Old Friends (RM Event)” 9/9/22 in Elgin, IL –

Let’s drive to Bellsburg, TN for the recording of a new tribute album – inside Rich Mullins’ old house.

* Host/Producer – Dave Trout
* Guests: Connie Hawk, Chris Hoisington, & Andrew Greer
* Kickstarter Presave & Campaign Link:
* New Rich Mullins remembrance website –
* SPONSOR: Karin Simmons –
* Summer of Vinyl Contest –

After nearly 4 years, Release Date is BACK. Some creative projects hit the end of the road and die. And for some projects it’s an invitation to find a detour.

Wow, it’s been a minute!
So… what is happening with the Rich Mullins Tribute album?
What is happening with the future of this Podcast?
We answer these questions in a quick update…
PLUS… as a special gift to the Release Date subscribers…
We share with you the audio of our new online concert special “Farewell to 2020”
* Cindy Morgan
* Royce Lovett
* Christopher Williams
* Sara Groves
* Randall Goodgame
* Hosted by Dave Trout
Link to watch the video:

The tribute project is put on the shelf for a LONG time, and a couple of the team leaders need to discuss whether they even bother to take it off the shelf and continue.

An all-star meeting is assembled in Nashville to see who is interested in being involved in the making of a Rich Mullins tribute album.

Where were you when you heard the news of Rich Mullins’ death in September 1997?

The tribute album is presented to a major record label in Nashville.

A trip to Nashville in February 2017 results in some positive momentum for the tribute album.

We look at how Amy Grant’s 1982 release changed the career of Rich Mullins, plus we talk with Rich’s old bandmate from Zion, Beth Snell Lutz.

How does one go about making a Rich Mullins Tribute Album? Let’s find out!

Coming Soon: “Release Date” – a new podcast from UTR Media; hosted & produced by Dave Trout

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