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…

Beacon Park 2015

The grey clouds hanging above the hotel seemed to grow darker as noon approached.  The moment I stepped in the shower, the tornado sirens blared their warning of woe.  Not exactly a good day for an outdoor Gospel Sing, eh?  But over the years, both the fans and proprietors of Beacon Park learned to conquer…

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 Red Back Hymnal Sing

On Friday afternoon I found myself back at the LeConte Center in the main hall waiting for another showcase to begin.  On stage, chairs were set up to accommodate what would be a choir of Southern Gospel singers.  Silently, I rebuked myself for forgetting my red back hymnal…again!  When will I ever remember to pack…

The Opera House and The Heritage Hall

Being located in Missouri is quite handy when one of SGM’s largest events comes to Branson every year.  Yep, I’m talking about Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic!  Once again, the park brought in sixty artists to seven stages over the course of eleven days.  I count myself blessed to have been able to be…

DVD Review: Redeemed – with Karen Peck

  This DVD is based on a true story and is set in Los Angeles, California.  The owner of a big company called Tycor, has created a security system called “Jericho” that fails the final test before it can be sold to clients.  Now, main character, Paul Tyson, is in financial ruin.  Coincidentally, a Brazilian…