Gospel Weekly | September 16 – 21, 2019

Happy Saturday! I’m currently on my way to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the National Quartet Convention which starts Sunday night. It’s going to be an exciting week! Until then, here are a few announcements made in the world of Southern Gospel Music this week… – Lynn On Monday, Ed O’Neal of the Dixie Melody Boys…

New Tenor / New Adventure

If you’re an avid concert goer, then you know the feeling of passing a “welcome to [insert city name]” sign and think, “There’s a town here?” There’s nothing quite like it, eh? Well, the first weekend in September, when the Mark Trammell Quartet had their new tenor with them for the first time, I had…

Yes – Triumphant Quartet

There’s a lot to love about Yes, Triumphant Quartet’s new CD, released in the early part of 2019. Yes features eleven songs. From the eleven, eight of them were co-written by Scotty Inman and the industry’s best writers, such as: Kenna Turner West, Sue C. Smith, Lee Black, Tony Wood, Joel Lindsey and Jason Cox,…

Gospel Weekly | September 9 – 14, 2019

Good morning, everyone! Hope you have some great plans for the weekend! Before those plans take you away, you might be interested in some news from the world of Southern Gospel Music this week. Keep reading, and enjoy! – Lynn  Darren Lore of the Lore Family has been signed on as a songwriter at Crossroads…

America’s Largest Hymn Sing | 2019 Edition

Water lay in puddles where the rain had left it on Monday afternoon. Though some have mixed feelings about rain and outdoor events, I was thankful for the afternoon’s downpour at Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic. For one, if you were in a theater, you were safe and sound from the rain and two,…

MTQ Homecoming | Golf, Lunch and Singing Saturday!

For some folks, Saturday morning dawned early. Early enough to be at the clubhouse at Silver Lakes Golf Course at 8:00 AM where the Annual Golf Tournament was getting ready to kick off. Now keep in mind, I’m not a golfer…but everyone at Homecoming Saturday night heard how Randy’s team beat Mark’s team by two…

MTQ Homecoming | Friday Night

A few weeks ago, Southern Gospel Music fans learned that tenor Blake Buffin was leaving the Mark Trammell Quartet to return to his home state of Ohio. Those attending the Mark Trammell Quartet Homecoming on July 26th – 28th in Anniston, Alabama would be the ones to see him in concert for the very last…

NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (May 1, 2019) – NQC – the National Quartet Convention – has announced the creation of a new tour series called, NQC Road Trip. The concerts associated with this tour will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Union Performing Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK, at First Southern Baptist Church and Hallsville, TX, at…

The Only Light In Town…

A long intermission. Missing singers during the last half of the program. That’s how the Second Half Quartet accidentally fell together in 2014 at the Truthseekers Homecoming. When the quartet retired in the fall of 2018, it seemed only fitting that they appear one more time at the event of their birthplace. Saturday night at…

Two Quartets

Friday morning, the Truthseekers Homecoming was a wonderful combination of fellowship, music and teaching. The Truthseekers sang classics like “Everybody Ought To Know,” “I’m Satisfied,” “I’ve Got That Old Time Religion” and many others. After the music, Pastor Andy Lee came to the pulpit and spoke on a passage in 2 Timothy and once again,…