The Talley’s – Standing Room Only!

We would all agree that attending concerts is fun.  Music, laughter, and jokes from favorite artists encourage your spirit and push everyday worries to the back of your mind, allowing you to relax and enjoy a great time with other Believers.  On the other hand, there is nothing that can match attending a concert with…

Legacy Five – The Finer Things In Life

When the temperature outside is in the lower 30’s there’s nothing like some good ole’ Southern Gospel Music to warm you up!  Legacy Five did just that in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the East Side Baptist Church.  This quartet, made up of Gus Gashes (tenor), Scott Fowler (lead), Scott Howard (baritone), Glenn Dustin (bass) and…

A New Year’s Eve Jubilee!

New Year’s Eve…the day that transitions us from one year to another, where you stay up late, drink punch and eat popcorn.  It is a day that we spend celebrating.  How do you spend New Year’s Eve?  Is there a concert near your area that you attend annually?  After a stellar Bible Conference in Charlotte,…

Christmas, Watermelons and a Bus Wreath

Ahhhh, the last concert before Christmas – and what a concert it was!  Out of all the artists that come into the area every year, this group is one that is rare to find in Southern Missouri.  Yet, when they do get booked in, they make some of the best memories and perform some of…

Black Friday’s Best Deal of All – The Kingsmen!

Okay, I’m just dying to know!  How many SGM fans forfeited shopping to go to a concert on Black Friday?  Or…How many attended a concert and went shopping?  How many did neither?  Well, I fell into the first category – didn’t brave the crowds in the stores, but I did mingle in with the traffic…

BFA – Demonstrating Real Faith

As I took a front row seat at the Brookline First Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, the pastor and music director taped a sign that said, “Welcome Brian Free and Assurance,” to the carpeted stage.  I was delighted with finding a seat in the front, and after making some new friends and catching up with…

Ministry That Makes a Difference

The first Saturday of November is always blocked off on my calendar.  As an avid Southern Gospel Concert goer, I bet you can guess why!  (If you guessed a Gospel concert, you were right!)  The McCunes, along with Duane Garren have faithfully been bringing SGM to Mountain Grove, Missouri  for eight successive years, and not…

Swinging From the Chandeliers!

You know the concert is going to be unique when the pastor introduces the group by saying, “You can worship anyway you want to, you can do anything you want … we only ask that you don’t swing from the chandeliers … but if you have to swing from something, I’m sure we can you…

Brian Free and Assurance – The Game or the Gospel?

At this time of year, it seems that nothing can compete with the games, (World Series, football, etc) … except, Brian Free and Assurance!!!  These guys rolled into Lifepoint Church in Lebanon, Missouri, and it just happened to be the night of a big game between Lebanon and Springfield High School football  – and to…