The Black Snake and the Gospel Sing

The doors of Old Bethel Baptist Church stood open (as you will soon find out, in regards to the title of this review, that’s NOT a good thing!)  Anyway, the church sign stood tall reading, “The Whisnants in concert – 7 PM.”  I parked my vehicle and joined the others in our march towards the…

The Final Night!

On the last night of Singing in the Sun, I walked in the auditorium while the Allen Family began singing Turn Your Radio On as a male quartet.  “How many remember that song?” asked their father, Todd Allen.  He went on to explain the absence of their oldest son and then introduced There’s Life in…

Singing in the Sun – part 2

On Friday night, we had a great line up at Singing in the Sun; the Mark Trammell Quartet, Ivan Parker, the Talley’s, the Pfeifers and the Booth Brothers – it was awesome!  After some congregational singing, Ray Flynn opened the night in prayer and then shared how 73 people came to know the Lord that…

Singing in the Sun!

I think it’s pretty safe to say that not every Gospel Sing you attend has a whale painted on the side of the building…but the Myrtle Beach Convention Center does!  If you’re in Myrtle Beach, SC in mid-April, you can walk right in that convention center and enjoy Singing in the Sun.  This five day…

Snapshots #3 – Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing

The clock struck six.  Emerging from backstage, I was happy to see a small group huddling over the Singing News table that I had been manning during the week.  It was the last night of the Great Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing and closing the weekend were the Lesters and The Mark Trammell Quartet! …

Snapshots #2 – Lake of the Ozarks

Turning right at the yellow banner that read, “Gospel Sing Parking,” we found a place for our car and walked down the sidewalk to the Main Street Music Theater. It was Friday night, the Booth Brothers were scheduled to sing and from what I heard, the venue was sold out! (That proved to be true!)…

Snapshot #1 – Lake of the Ozarks Sing

It isn’t every day you get to ride atop a bluff and look off into a calm lake dotted with docks, boats and condos as you drive to a Gospel Sing.   April 4th was one of those days.  The sun wasn’t yet set, though the light of day was beginning to fade as we made…

We Need Each Other – Tracy Stuffle Benefit Concert

I remember the first time I saw the Perry’s in concert.  It was the inaugural year of Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic, we sat in the center section of Echo Hollow as the sun dipped below the horizon and Tracy, Libbi, Nick Trammell, Joseph Habedank and Matthew Holt took the stage.  It was a…

A Morning To Remember…

The morning began with congregational singing.  Once again, Chris was in the audience searching for favorite hymns, Gerald was on stage directing and Stan kept us on pitch with the piano.  Gerald encouraged us to sing loud even if we don’t think our voices are good because pitch changes as sound travels.  “Part of worship…

Monkey Islands and New Songs at Praisefest

If you read the review of the morning session, Friday Morning Standing Ovations, you’re probably wondering what poor group had to follow in the evening!  It couldn’t be just anybody…but, what do you think,… maybe the Collingsworth Family would do?  Well, that’s exactly who we had for the third session and second night of Praisefest…