Singing at Sea Cruise – 2019 In Review!

Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance Of The Seas sat anchored at the cruise terminal in Tampa Bay. In just a few hours, the ship would be filled with over 2,000 Gospel music fans for the 45th annual Singing At Sea Cruise; and I couldn’t be happier to leave all the cold temps and snow at home for…

Beyond Amazing Tour DVD Taping

Millions of people were probably already in Times Square on New Years Eve when my car wound its way into the parking lot of Beulah Baptist Church. Ringing in the New Year with a Gospel concert has always been a tradition for me, when possible, and I couldn’t of been happier when the winding roads…

Memorial Day Weekend – Thursday Night at the Tent

If you’ve been attending an event so long you can’t remember what year you started going, I guess that makes it a tradition, right?  Because that’s the case when Memorial Day Weekend comes around – I know I’ll be in Carnesville, Georgia at the Indian Creek Memorial Day Weekend Gospel Singing.  Not only does Indian…

Singing at Sea | Tuesday

Tuesday dawned. It was the first full day of my fifth Singing at Sea cruise and I was looking forward to the first port of call on the trip – Key West, Florida.  But before we could explore the southernmost point of the U.S., my mom and I went up to the Windjammer and had…

Girls and Guitars Tour – Greenwood, SC

The doors opened at six o’clock for the Girls and Guitars concert in Greenwood, South Carolina at Rice Memorial Baptist Church.  Though the sky had darkened and the temperature turned chilly, it didn’t keep folks from lining up around the building.  And it’s no exaggeration to say “lined up.”  The line ran the length of…

Southern Gospel Picnic – MTQ and KPNR

The Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City was already underway when we came back from our “Pacific Northwest Tour.”  Monday morning we rose early to be at the city in time for the first show with the Mark Trammell Quartet in the Red Gold Heritage Hall and stayed on for the evening concert in…

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…

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…

Hymn Sing Tour – First Baptist Atlanta

In October, the Gospel Music Hymn Sing went on tour for the very first time and ended just before Thanksgiving with a special DVD taping at First Baptist of Atlanta, the church Dr. Charles Stanley pastor’s in Georgia. I can’t express how neat it is to be able to say that we not only attended…

CD Review: Pray Now – Karen Peck & New River

Anointed music stems from a ministry that’s growing – and Karen Peck and New River’s 2015 release, Pray Now, is an example of such progress.  I remember seeing KPNR in concert many times in 2014, and every time Karen shared with the audiences how their pastor had challenged their congregation to say the Lord’s Prayer…