You Waiting On Me? – Bill Shivers

Truelove Quartet is a local group based out of Lebanon, Missouri.  They love fellowship, so when they book a concert in their hometown they bring in another group to sing with.  Towards the end of May, they sang in the Cowan Civic Center with Brian Free and Assurance and I was happy to be there…

BFA and Birthdays

The Meramec Music Theater in Steelville, Missouri has a concert series every year for Gospel Music.  I was happy to be at the first concert this year in March with The Whisnants and also April’s concert with Brian Free and Assurance.  What made BFA’s concert extra special, was that it happened to be on my…

CD Review: Unashamed – Brian Free and Assurance

You have seen the story in the March issue of the Singing News Magazine, you’ve heard the new single “Say Amen” on the radio and maybe you’ve even submitted your testimony for Daywind’s “Say Amen” contest for a chance to be the storyline in the new concept video.  Or maybe you haven’t seen or heard…

GIVE-A-WAY: New Music From…?

Last month we gave away a book, now it’s March and time for a new prize…how about some new music?  While I was in Marion, IL for the Truthseeker’s Homecoming, Brian Free and Assurance had their new project, Unashamed with them.  This is their brand new release with ten original songs!  Unashamed is also the…

A Couple Drops Of Rain and a Gospel Song

  Drops of rain chased me into the church doors of Fellowship Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  This was the last concert in our “May Madness SGM Mini Marathon”…one we weren’t really sure we’d make it out to.   A few days previous (at that time) the F5 tornado went through Moore,…

March Motion Pictures: Week 1 – I Want To Be That Man

Welcome to March Motion Pictures!  Over the course of the next four Tuesdays, we’ll be featuring a music video from one of Southern Gospel Music’s rising or nationally known artists.  Our first video is “I Want To Be That Man” from Brian Free and Assurance.  This song held the #1 position on the Singing News…

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…

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…

GIVE-A-WAY: Nothing But Love

Hey everyone!  I just came back from the Steve Hurst School of Music in Cleveland, TN – it was a great time of learning and fellowship, but I’ll save that for another post, right now, we’re getting ready to do a give-a-way for August! Brian Free and Assurance released a brand new project this July…

Video – BFA: I Want To Be That Man

Brian Free and Assurance singing their new single “I Want To Be That Man” from their brand new project Nothing But Love. Brian said that they just received their tracks a few days before they went out that weekend, so this was BFA’s very FIRST time singing it! Can’t tell, can ya’? They look like…