CD Review: Home For Christmas – Mark Trammell Quartet and Whisnants

Home For Christmas was released in November 2014 by The Whisnants and Mark Trammell Quartet as the group’s first joint recording together.  There are twelve songs on this CD: four from the Whisnants, four from MTQ and four where both groups sing together.  This project combined traditional with modern, family harmony with quartet singing and…

CD Review: This Is What It’s All About – Mark Bishop

I purchased my copy of this CD the first weekend Mark Bishop had it with him on the road over Memorial Day Weekend in Carnesville, Georgia.  Since then, I’ve listened to this project more times than I can count and am here to say that Mark is still writing great songs and recording tasteful music…

CD Review: Unashamed – Brian Free and Assurance

You have seen the story in the March issue of the Singing News Magazine, you’ve heard the new single “Say Amen” on the radio and maybe you’ve even submitted your testimony for Daywind’s “Say Amen” contest for a chance to be the storyline in the new concept video.  Or maybe you haven’t seen or heard…

CD Review: Your Walk Talks – Mark Trammell Quartet

  Over the years, Southern Gospel Music has come to associate the term excellence with the name Mark Trammell.  From his days with the legendary Cathedral Quartet to the founding of America’s favorite trio, Greater Vision, and then on to his days with Gold City, it is easy to say that quality has followed this…

CD Review: Love Loud – The Browns

When I first listened to the Brown’s Love Loud project I was impressed with the quality of music and lyrics.  After glancing at the insert and seeing that five of the songs were co-written by at least one member of the Browns…I was impressed again.   Their ability to pen this many songs that say something…

Your Walk Talks Blog Tour – stop #3

I can still remember the first time I sat in an auditorium and watched Mark Trammell sing.  It was back in the mid 2000’s before the “Mark Trammell Trio” morphed into the Mark Trammell Quartet.  As usual, it was pouring down rain outside.  (Somehow it always rains during this particular concert that’s an annual event…

CD Review: Quartet Style – Booth Brothers

“We cut a record!” Michael Booth exclaimed, holding up a CD with enthusiasm at the end of one of the most anticipated concerts this year. (2013) When the Booth Brothers and Gene McDonald came together at the Memphis Quartet Show and sang as the “Booth Brothers Quartet” earlier this June, fans eagerly awaited this new…

CD Review: Revival – Karen Peck and New River

August 27, 2013 marks the official release date of Karen Peck and New River’s new project, Revival.  Since the trios start in 1991, KPNR has soared on the wings of success with three Grammy Award Nominations, five consecutive #1 songs over the past four years and two GMA Dove Awards for the their 2011 release,…

CD Review: Hymns and Harmony – The Whisnants

To one generation, hymns relive memories of the past.  To another, they are a new sound just discovered.  On the Whisnant’s Hymns and Harmony CD, they are both.  In 2012 the Whisnants released a project titled “Hymns and Harmony.”  The idea for this recording originated in a conversation between the Whisnants and Greater Vision –…

CD Review: For All He’s Done – Greater Vision

In April of 2013, Greater Vision released their new CD For All He’s Done…within it, are some of the most beautiful words you will ever hear. In a proper review, I’d outline Greater Vision’s history and all the ways their successful career in Southern Gospel Music has had fans sitting on the edge of their…