Greater Vision – Burlington, NC

New Hope Baptist Church is known for being the starting place of the Burlington Revival – a three month revival with Evangelist C.T. Townsend that took place two years ago…which people are still talking about.  In addition, fans of Gospel music will recognize Burlington as the hometown of Greater Vision’s tenor, Chris Allman.  But, the…

Girls and Guitars Tour – Greenwood, SC

The doors opened at six o’clock for the Girls and Guitars concert in Greenwood, South Carolina at Rice Memorial Baptist Church.  Though the sky had darkened and the temperature turned chilly, it didn’t keep folks from lining up around the building.  And it’s no exaggeration to say “lined up.”  The line ran the length of…

Tribute Quartet – Maiden, NC

Tis the season…for concerts on the East Coast!  Last weekend I was in Alabama for Pat Barker’s “One Night Only” concert and this weekend I found myself in South Carolina for Abraham Productions’ “Girls and Guitars Tour.”  However…there just happened to be a concert the night before in Maiden, North Carolina with Tribute Quartet.  What…

One Night Only – The Quartet and The Concert

Last Thursday night I did something I have never done before…   I drove 9 nine hours one way for a single night concert!   But in the end, I don’t feel odd admitting that.  As concert promoter/singer Pat Barker stood on stage and asked the crowd how many states were represented, places like Texas,…

Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee has always been a favorite place of mine and when the Monday of the solar eclipse rolled around, I was already in town and decided to stay and watch this moment in history! With tours going to Cades Cove and other places in the national park, I thought Gatlinburg might be pretty busy….

MTQ Homecoming 2017

The key was inserted in the lock; in seconds, the glass door was opened and Gospel Music fans rushed into the air conditioned building to the sanctuary of the church. At that moment, nothing was more important than getting that seat. No one stopped to say hello to their favorite artist. No one stopped to…

Mountain Church Hymns – Mike Riddle

Have you ever wanted to just close your eyes and be transported to the mountains? Where crisp, fresh air fills your lungs and the ridge tops stretch as far as the eye can see? If that feeling has come over you, then I suggest you purchase a copy of Mike Riddle’s new instrumental CD, Mountain…

Trevor Conkle Joins Mark Trammell Quartet as New Pianist

Gadsden, AL – After five years of looking for the right man to sit at the keyboards, 2017 Singing News Top Five Traditional Quartet nominee, The Mark Trammell Quartet announces today that nineteen year old Trevor Conkle from Arab, Alabama will be that man. Mark says, “We are thrilled that Trevor expressed interest in being…

Fort Sumter – Charleston, South Carolina

I held onto the ticket as I watched the staff photographer snap a picture of the family in front of us. After our turn in front of the camera, we wound through the stanchions that separated the line of people on the dock. The Spirit of Charleston bobbed in the water to the left and…