What Happens When Two Former Gold City Members Get Together?

…Sun glasses, dance moves and a LOT of fun! After the previous night with Greater Vision and Legacy Five, it was hard for me to imagine Saturday night getting any better.  Then again, with Brian Free and Assurance and Ivan Parker together, there should be no question that it would!  The Truthseekers knew what they…

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…

CD Review: Songs From the Heart – Triumphant Quartet

Songs From The Heart was released by Triumphant Quartet in 2011 and is described by pianist Jeff Stice as one of their, “silly ideas.”  What he means by that statement is that this project is special in it’s origin because each member of Triumphant Quartet wrote two songs on the recording!  To me, this idea…

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…

CD Review – Singing News Top 10 for 2011

This year (2011) has been a great year for songs on the Singing News Charts.  Every year, fans vote for their favorites, and those votes go on to determine which song will be voted Song of the Year for the Singing News Fan Awards.  Though there can only be one song that wins, the Singing…

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…

CD Review: A Wonderful Life – Legacy Five

Legacy 5 carries on the heritage of the great Cathedral Quartet.  Founders Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett put together this quartet just over a decade ago, and from its inception, this group has risen to the forefront of Southern Gospel Music and remains there to this day.  A Wonderful Life, L5’s 2011 release, brings a…

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…