A Couple Drops Of Rain and a Gospel Song

  Drops of rain chased me into the church doors of Fellowship Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  This was the last concert in our “May Madness SGM Mini Marathon”…one we weren’t really sure we’d make it out to.   A few days previous (at that time) the F5 tornado went through Moore,…

Father’s Day with Brian Free

 In honor of Father’s Day, some of Southern Gospel Music’s favorite “fathers” have been very gracious to sit down and pen a few stories and words of encouragement for us this weekend.  The paragraphs below are written by Brian Free, one who not only holds the title of Southern Gospel’s most awarded tenor, but husband,…

“The Gift” by Chris Allman

The Gift By: Chris Allman With Father’s Day on the horizon, I feel compelled to post a little testimony that, I believe, will change somebody’s life. That relationship between father and son can be glorious but at the same time cumbersome.  I have four children of my own, two of them boys, so I relate…

Father’s Day with Nick Trammell

In honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to introduce you to some guests who have been very gracious to sit down and pen a few stories and words of encouragement for us this weekend.  To those Gospel music has ministered to, these father’s are no strangers!  The first is Nick Trammell, son of Mark and…

June – The Busy Bugs!

We are all familiar with those nasty little critters called “June Bugs,” well, with all of the traveling we have been and are going to do, I feel like one of those little guys…crawling all over the place!  LOL  On June 1st I found myself in Springfield, TN with the Mark Trammell Quartet.  (BTW, the…

A Birthday, Green Tie and Some Cuff Links

  Churches, theaters, auditoriums – any place where you can find Gospel Music on a regular basis that’s dependable to bring in artists who have set their course on ministry, these promoters are the lifeblood to the industry we love so much.  Such is the case with the Meramec Music Theater in Steeleville, Missouri and…

GIVE-A-WAY: Book and CD!

June is here and with it comes a brand new give-a-way!  This month we are giving away two prizes – a book and a CD.  The music selection comes from the Whisnants; a family group based out of North Carolina.  Their 2012 release, “Hymns and Harmony,” contain a number of hymns such as He Keeps…

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…

DVD Review: He’s Alive – Talley’s

After deciding which DVD I wanted to review next, I sat down on the couch, popped in the round disc of the Talley’s and watched this family pour out their hearts on their 2011 video release, He’s Alive.  From an old quartet song to a hymn, radio hits and some of their most popular songs…

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…