DVD Review: Lari Goss – The Man Behind The Music

“When you add to it truth, absolute truth, it takes it (music) to a whole another level.” – Michael Booth For over four decades, producer and arranger Lari Goss has worked with over 100 of Gospel Music’s finest artists, played on countless recordings and arranged some of the most heavenly sounds you’ll hear on this…

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! …

Battle Songs – Week 4

For our final week, I wanted to do something really fun…with a little comedy, ya’ know?  No matter who you go see in concert in the Southern Gospel realm, you’re bound to laugh.  If you don’t, well, there’s something wrong with you!  LOL  Following that trend, I wanted to take this last poll and do…

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!)…

Battle Songs – Week 3

Well, time has slipped away from me this week!  On Tuesday I found myself in the car driving back from Singing in the Sun (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) and didn’t get a chance to stop and up-load this post – I apologize for being late!  Anyway, our selection for this week will be a hymn…

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…

Photo Album from Praisefest Branson! (2013!!!)

The second weekend in March has become home to Praisefest Branson – a three day event hosted by Legacy Five and Greater Vision in Branson, Missouri.  This year the Gospel Sing boasted its second anniversary, bringing in special guests such as Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Collingsworth Family, Ken Davis and…

Battle Songs – Week 2

Here are the videos we are voting on this week!  The song is the classic “Oh, What A Savior” – and the two quartets that we are going to vote on are Brian Free and Assurance and Gold City.  Have fun!  I can’t wait to see the results!  Remember to leave a comment and tell…

Living in the Palace

The book of Psalms is a wonderful book filled with poetry and songs.  I love the flowery language, the beautiful word pictures and the sweet promises.  Not too long ago I read a verse that fit in all three of those categories – yet, I must confess that all the loveliness captured my imagination and…

CD Review: 4 Strings – Michaela Brown

With a rat-tat-tat-tat of the cymbals and a swift kick to the drum, 4 Strings from Michaela Brown begins a journey through a series of violin solos that will steal your attention from everything else around you.  Released in 2011 as Michaela’s premiere instrumental project, the variety of music within this project spins together a…