Trevor Conkle Joins Mark Trammell Quartet as New Pianist

Gadsden, AL – After five years of looking for the right man to sit at the keyboards, 2017 Singing News Top Five Traditional Quartet nominee, The Mark Trammell Quartet announces today that nineteen year old Trevor Conkle from Arab, Alabama will be that man. Mark says, “We are thrilled that Trevor expressed interest in being…

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…

Full Sail – Mark Trammell Quartet

When was the last time you faced a storm in life?  Something that tossed you to and fro in the turbulent waves…  Something that made you look up to find a ray of sunshine through the clouds…  Something that made you wonder if the Captain abandoned your ship?  Do you remember what it felt like…

Mark Trammell Quartet Announces Pre-order for New Album, Full Sail

Southside, Alabama, September 14, 2016 – The Mark Trammell Quartet (MTQ) announces their new CD, Full Sail, is available for pre-order today.  Produced by Mark Trammell, Jeff Collins and Trey Ivey (pianist for Legacy Five) this new CD features ten songs from the pen of some of the industry’s greatest writers and classic Gospel songs. …

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 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…

Ahoy Mates! Paradise Is Waiting…

The elevator “dinged,” the doors slid open and my sister and I walked into the bustling lobby of our hotel filled with cruise passengers.  Lining the walls and keeping a hand on their carry-on bags, people waited for their shuttle to take them to the cruise terminal.  If you go on the Singing at Sea…

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…

Christmas Tours and Fruit Cake

After Thanksgiving, a video from the Whisnants began circulating on Facebook telling everyone “how much” the Mark Trammell Quartet love fruit cake; and with their Home For Christmas Tour beginning, they wanted to be sure everyone was encouraged to bring MTQ fruit cake during the tour.  Well, when we went to the Home For Christmas…