The Whisnants Homecoming

“Turn right onto College Street towards COMMA,” came the voice from my iPhone.  While driving through the quaint streets of Morganton, North Carolina, I pondered the things I knew about the COMMA.  Home to the Whisnants Homecoming, I had reviewed the Whisnants “Homecoming Live” DVD that was filmed there in 2015 for the Singing News…

Freezing In Georgia

Over Memorial Day Weekend we packed up and drove to Carnesville, Georgia for the Indian Creek Memorial Day Weekend Gospel Singing.  We attended this sing for the first time last year (2014) and fell in love with the area, church staff and atmosphere the weekend promoted.  This year they had fantastic talent lined up and…

NQC – 2014 Singing News Fan Awards

In 2010, The Singing News announced that their celebrated SN Fan Awards Show would move to Dollywood that year and be incorporated with the SGMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which also made its home at the theme park.  The Fan Awards had been hosted at NQC since the 70’s and remained there until 2009. …

Gatlinburg Gathering Part 2

Fourth of July in Gatlinburg is busy.  In the daytime hours, the streets are packed with people walking up and down them – enjoying the sights and sounds of the Smoky Mountains.  Down by the Ober Gatlinburg Air Tram a group of cloggers tapped to Rocky Top…up in the Space Needle people gazed at the…

God Hath Met With Us

The band played as I and a stream of other people walked from the exhibit hall to the main auditorium.  Four thousand people would be in that room for Friday night’s concert at Singing in the Sun.  Right then, the voices of those thousands were singing a medley of both old and new songs lead…

Something Different

The sun was past its zenith, the tide was out and the waves reached out to touch our feet as they sank in the sand while we walked along the shore.  To the pier and back; that’s as far as we would go.  Stretched out on beach towels and chairs were people trying to soak…

Bus Power

Dark foreboding clouds hung in the sky and unleashed a downpour that kept me from driving the speed limit.  The windshield wipers were on high and everyone (well, the sensible ones!) was driving slow.  We had just crossed over the Illinois border and drove right into the storm.  I glanced at the clock on the…

NQC – Monday Night

The click of my high heels echoed in the hall quickly becoming lost in the countless sounds of other footsteps, voices and the occasional cell phone ring.  I had just come from the Exhibit Hall and was anxious to weave through the crowd and find a seat in the arena.  The buzz urged me to…

4th Of July Gatlinburg Style

Rays of dawn peeked through the cracks of the curtain in our fourth floor hotel room at the Park Vista on the morning of July fourth.  I had thought waking up in the Great Smokey Mountains was going to be a treat…but the added blessing of drawing back the curtains and taking in a view…

Miss Gatlinburg and Father Abraham

  This year Abraham Productions moved one of their events, the Gatlinburg Gathering, to the 4th of July weekend.  With the move, Abraham Productions was able to join in on some added fun in the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee – and that was the 4th of July Midnight Parade!  Ivan Parker, Karen Peck Gooch and…