Southern Gospel Picnic – Pat Barker and The Martins

A sunny sky, a light breeze, Gospel Music and the Ozark hills – combined, they are the making of a perfect summer day.  Thursday night in Echo Hollow fell under that category, the weather was perfect.  Clouds sheltered us from the oppressive heat of the sun and a breeze wafted our way, ah…September had arrived. …

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…

A Morning To Remember…

The morning began with congregational singing.  Once again, Chris was in the audience searching for favorite hymns, Gerald was on stage directing and Stan kept us on pitch with the piano.  Gerald encouraged us to sing loud even if we don’t think our voices are good because pitch changes as sound travels.  “Part of worship…

“When You Hear The Music…”

  “You gotta’ be up and fresh the whole time!” exclaimed Gerald Wolfe, describing to the audience in the Mansion Theater how they should respond when the Jubilee 3 taping began.  Taking a moment to gently reprimand the crowd, he pointed out that towards the end of “A Christmas Jubilee,” he was starting to lose…

Elvis, a Sax, the Snow Maker and a Hungry Wig!

The Jubilee tours have brought three of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular groups together for a series of concerts that can’t be topped by anything else in the genre.  Over the last couple of years, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and the Booth Brothers have traveled together, shared the stage and released three unforgettable CD’s.  So,…

Tomato Canning and Tourism

Back in August, before the Southern Gospel Music Picnic at Silver Dollar City began, I was looking for some interesting facts about Branson, Missouri to share with you all.  Well, what I found was quite interesting!  Ya’ll are never going to guess!  Many may be familiar with Branson being know as the “live music capitol…

A Leprechaun At Praisefest!

The last morning of Praisefest fell on Saint Patrick’s Day…well, I couldn’t let that opportunity pass by, eh? So, I dressed up like a Leprechaun! Green skirt, tights, shirt, hat and hair! Definitely different from my normal concert attire! LOL! As you can imagine, there were some curious looks cast my way and more than…

“Whence” Came An Impromptu Quartet!

At 8 A.M. the lovely city of Branson, Missouri is just waking up…unless you were at the Mansion Theatre, then you were already dressed, had your cup of coffee, found your parking place, and were ready to go watch some singing! (Although, it is of my most humble opinion, that Gospel Sing’s should not be…

Praise In A Mansion – In Branson

“Firsts” are special.  In life, things may get jumbled in the memory bank down through the years, but there is something irreplaceable about doing something for the first time.  You may remember the first time you attended NQC, or your first Gospel concert.  The first CD that developed your love for SGM or the first…

The Posts of the Future

This weekend Lynn’s Chronicles will be attending PraiseFest Branson!  This is the first year  to have PraiseFest held at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO, and I can’t wait – wish it was here already!  Artists like Greater Vision, Legacy Five, the Mark Trammell Quartet (yes, Pat, that means you!), Triumphant Quartet, the Hoppers, Tim…