Gloomy On The Outside – Ready For Gospel Music On The Inside!

The second day of the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City began with thick, grey, thunderclouds and a heavy downpour of rain.  Much to our dismay, the only form of transportation from our car to the park’s entrance was an OPEN TRAM (shuttle)…well, we could have always walked.  LOL  (I think not!)  So, we…

The Most Attended Festival – Southern Gospel Music

A cool breeze caressed my face as the tram shot forward and whirled around the curvy road to the “City” entrance. Squeaky brakes brought our ride to a stop and then we hopped off and walked through the gates. A smiling worker dressed in a long cotton dress and a bonnet scanned my season pass…

NQC Friday Night – The Three “T’s”

From this post, you may imagine that Friday night at NQC was a short evening for me.  Though I didn’t find myself in Freedom Hall but three times to see Tribute Quartet, Triumphant Quartet and the Mark Trammell Quartet, life in the exhibit hall was far from short that night!  Let’s get to our three…

NQC – Chapel With Greater Vision

Every morning at NQC, the Chapel service is held right after the Bible Study.  We were there on Friday morning for the Bible Study, and were looking forward to the Chapel service that followed with Greater Vision! Mark Trammell introduced Greater Vision as Southern Gospel Music’s most awarded trio.  They opened the service with I…

Applauding Heaven at the MTQ Homecoming!

The lights were dimmed low as I walked into the Hill Crest Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama.  Before me, lay a half-moon shaped stage and pews surrounding it like the stars of heaven.  This beautiful church, decorated in green and tan, is the home church of Mark Trammell – and the building that hosts the…

Quartet Night!

The 44th Annual Brumely Gospel Sing was once again held at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri. The Sing began on Wednesday and went through Saturday. If my readers know me well, they know I couldn’t resist Saturday’s “Quartet Night!” The line-up that night consisted of a variety of quartets, including: The LeFevre Quartet,…

Echos From The Humid Gospel Sing

Since I first began attending Southern Gospel concerts, I have been afforded numerous opportunities to attend many of the great Gospel Sings, like, The National Quartet Convention, Singing In The Smokies, Praisefest, Legacy Five’s Celebration, The Brumley Sing and many more.  As we drove the first leg home from the Steve Hurst School of Music…

Keeping The Music Alive

Two years ago we attended the Master’s Voice Homecoming in Bristow, Oklahoma.  It was a powerful evening with the Hoppers, Talleys and of course, the host group, Masters Voice.  Though we didn’t make it out last year, this year was a must!  With Karen Peck & New River and Brian Free & Assurance being the…

Tribute To A Legand

On a Monday morning I woke up in a hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee. The weather was less than kind the night before and I was still trying to convince myself it wasn’t the weekend – you could say that I’m still not use to attending Gospel events on a Monday! LOL However, I was…

The “HOT” Gospel Sing

I’d like to emphasize the word “summer” in this post.  It was over 100 degrees in Springfield, Missouri as fans lined up outside of Remington’s on a Friday night for a concert with the Talleys and Tribute Quartet.  Me? – I was not among them!  LOL  I didn’t have a problem with grabbing a quick…