Memorial Day at Indian Creek – Saturday Night

The last day of the Indian Creek Baptist Church Memorial Day Gospel Singing was also the warmest day, but with Thursday and Friday’s beautiful weather, who could complain?  And with the Mylon Hayes Family, Jonathan Wilburn and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet appearing on stage?… Well, it was bound to be a great evening! Before the…

Memorial Day at Indian Creek – Friday Night

If you were going to tack on a theme to the first two nights of the Memorial Day sing at Indian Creek, it could easily be this – live music.  Thursday night, we enjoyed the Primitive Quartet and Jeff & Sheri Easter who both have live bands.  Friday night, we heard more groups with great…

Memorial Day at Indian Creek – Thursday Night

American flags lined the top of the tent and gently waved with the cool breeze.  At the top of the hill, golf carts and ATVs idled in the parking lot, waiting to transport fans of Gospel music to the tent below. As you walked by the Snack Shack, you could smell the aroma of good…

Home of the Second Half Quartet

The last evening of the Truthseekers Homecoming was upon us.  As people buzzed around the lobby chatting with artists and buying that box of popcorn, I couldn’t help but replay the events of the day.  The Prayer Breakfast began with some amazing biscuits and gravy provided by Stonefort Baptist. Their pastor, Jeff Owens, brought the…

Going Green…

When you go to a Gospel Sing on St. Patrick’s Day, you never know what might turn up being green.  At the Friday morning Prayer Breakfast, it was the donuts.  Yep, that’s right – green Krispy Kreme donuts!  The batter was dyed green but they tasted just the same.  There was also an assorted box…

The Cross Left A Mark On Me – Truthseekers Homecoming

When I turn the calendar over to the month of March, there is one thing I always look forward to…and it’s not the erratic Missouri weather!  It’s the Truthseekers Homecoming in Marion, Illinois!  This three day event in Southern Illinois has been a favorite of mine for six years now.  Whether Mother Nature sends us…

Southern Gospel Picnic – Pat Barker and The Martins

A sunny sky, a light breeze, Gospel Music and the Ozark hills – combined, they are the making of a perfect summer day.  Thursday night in Echo Hollow fell under that category, the weather was perfect.  Clouds sheltered us from the oppressive heat of the sun and a breeze wafted our way, ah…September had arrived. …

Southern Gospel Picnic – Mark Bishop and Legacy Five

“Mark Bishop has been known down through the years for great Gospel Music,” said Duane Garren, emcee for Echo Hollow.  “You keep asking for him and we keep bringing him back – Mark Bishop!”  Mark walked on stage and kicked off Wednesday night at the Southern Gospel Picnic with his #1 song, Listening For The…

Southern Gospel Picnic – MTQ and KPNR

The Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City was already underway when we came back from our “Pacific Northwest Tour.”  Monday morning we rose early to be at the city in time for the first show with the Mark Trammell Quartet in the Red Gold Heritage Hall and stayed on for the evening concert in…