Home of the Second Half Quartet

The last evening of the Truthseekers Homecoming was upon us.  As people buzzed around the lobby chatting with artists and buying that box of popcorn, I couldn’t help but replay the events of the day.  The Prayer Breakfast began with some amazing biscuits and gravy provided by Stonefort Baptist. Their pastor, Jeff Owens, brought the…

Welcome Jon Epley!

April 21, 2017 (Morristown, TN) – Greater Vision will be introducing a new vocalist to their audiences, beginning this week.  Jon Epley is joining the Trio, and will perform his first concert with the group on Friday April 21, in Springfield, Missouri.   Jon says, “I have been a fan of Greater Vision for many years….

Daywind Music Group Celebrates 2016 Dove Award Nominations

I’m always proud to see our Gospel Music artists represented in the Dove Awards.  Karen Peck & New River’s single, “I Am Blessed” is one of my favorites and I’m thrilled to see it recognized.   Congratulations to all the nominees! Hendersonville, TN (August 10th, 2016) – During a press conference held this morning at…

Daywind Records Welcomes The Second-Half Quartet

  If you’ve heard The Second Half Quartet, you will be excited about their CD, it’s up-coming release and their agreement with Daywind.  The official announcement is below – enjoy! Hendersonville, TN (June 30th, 2016) – Daywind Records is excited to announce the addition of The Second-Half Quartet to its roster of talented artists. This…

Second Half Quartet at Memphis Quartet Show

The stage was dim and darkness flooded the rows of seats closest to the stage.  Hanging above the center of the stage, one word hung illuminated in shamrock green – Memphis.  I had not attended The Memphis Quartet Show in 2015 and did not have plans to go this year either, but special circumstances allowed…

Whisnants Homecoming – Part 2

The Whisnants Homecoming continued Saturday night with more great singing.  In addition to the Whisnants, special guests were The Mylon Hayes Family, The Mark Trammell Quartet and Greater Vision. The evening began with The Mylon Hayes Family singing their up-beat, One More Opportunity, from their current CD, Devoted.  Since I began writing CD reviews in…

Hymn Sing Tour 2015

Past the cotton fields of Missouri’s bootheel, the natural border of the Mississippi River and into the state of Illinois is the city of Marion.  Sitting on the corner of town square is my favorite theater – The Marion Culture and Civic Center.  Since 2012, when I first attended the Truthseekers Homecoming, this building and…

The Tale of the Whale

According to today’s title, you may have thought it meant a story about a whale or maybe the whale’s physical tale – either way, you’re correct!  Orca whales were seen off the starboard side of the ship all morning and into the afternoon as we sailed toward Alaska. If you would have told me that…

Alaska Bound

Dink.  The crew member handed back my passenger ID card as I stepped onto Holland America’s ms Westerdam for the first time.  The feeling of being on a ship again was exhilarating!  Pulling my carry-on luggage behind me, my mom, sister and I weaved around the hallways of the ship to our stateroom.  This was…

CD Review: As We Speak – Greater Vision

Greater Vision’s 2015 release, As We Speak, is a combination of refreshing music and lyrics that are challenging, meaningful and encouraging.  Each song enhances the sound that makes Greater Vision so beloved among their fans; whether it’s a rich orchestra behind a ballad like “This Is Mercy” or a rousing tune like “Preacher, Tell Me…