A NIGHT OF LAUGHTER AND ENCOURAGEMENT – WITH THE BOOTH BROTHERS

“We wanted to bring in America’s premier group. . .but Greater Vision was already booked!”  – Duane Garren  I was blessed to be able to attend the concert with the McCunes and Booth Brothers Saturday evening, November 6th. The high school auditorium in Mountain Grove, Missouri was buzzing with excitement when the group I was…

KWFC Concert Series Fall Finale!

 “God didn’t send His Son to die on a rugged cross so we can come down to the altar, pray a little prayer, walk back to our seats unchanged, and live like there is no God.” – Eric Bennett  KWFC, the local Southern Gospel radio station for Springfield, MO conducted their final concert for the…

NQC – Tuesday Night

I saw a total of five groups on main stage Tuesday night, not a lot, considering all the artists that sang, but I had fun visiting booths! There are many TV’s with live feed in the Exhibit Hall, so if I didn’t see it, I heard most of it! Mark Bishop was the first artist…

NQC – Monday Night

The line for main stage began to form around the entrance doors to Freedom Hall. I was walking around the booths by the line, when I happened to glance up and see a buddy from the forums, Robert York! We stepped into Enlisted’s booth (some buddies that I hear were next to the Southern Gospel…

NQC – Sunday Night Kickoff

After the lady asked if she could have her picture taken with Gerald Wolfe, she said in broken English, “This is my first time. . .” Gerald filled in the rest of the sentence, “at the National Quartet Convention.” She replied, “No, in the country.” This lady and her husband were from Valencia, Spain!  …

Kingsmen Quartet – Oxford, AR

Oxford, Arkansas, population 642 – said the sign as I passed into the “city limits” of a town that . . .well, I’m not sure it would even qualify for a town at that! Oxford doesn’t even have a stop sign to claim as it’s own, so what does that make it? (Tiny, eh?) Anyway,…

Quartet Night at the Brumley Sing!

 Once again, hundreds of Southern Gospel fans made their way into the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri, for the very last night of the Brumley Sing. I was privileged to be among them. This year I took a seat in a place I try to avoid at all cost – the balcony. To my…

Fabulous Friday at Steve Hurst School of Music

Friday was the last day of SHSM – I couldn’t believe how fast the week went! It was truly a sad thing to know that the following day I would have to go home. L The day began as usual, with a short trek to the cafeteria for breakfast and Chapel. Larry Buchanan taught our very…

Thursday – A Day in the Life of a SHSM Student

For those of you who are interested in the Steve Hurst School of Music, I have put together this blog not only to highlight special moments of the day, but to give everyone an idea of what you might be doing if you choose to attend next year as a student. (Which I highly recommend!)…