Highlights: Steve Hurst School Of Music – Part 2

Every evening at the Steve Hurst School of Music we enjoyed fine concerts from the best in Southern Gospel. Groups like The Talleys, Booth Brothers, Tribute and the Mark Trammell Quartet rank among them, and though I would like for nothing more than to write a detailed description of each, I believe my readers would…

CD Review: Lifetime – Mark Trammell Quartet

The first time that I listened to this project I was in awe of the musical genius of producers Lari Goss and Mark Trammell.  Lifetime, released this month (August of 2012) is a masterpiece of quality arrangements and songs recorded by the Mark Trammell Quartet.  It isn’t everyday that you run across a CD that…

Tribute To A Legand

On a Monday morning I woke up in a hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee. The weather was less than kind the night before and I was still trying to convince myself it wasn’t the weekend – you could say that I’m still not use to attending Gospel events on a Monday! LOL However, I was…

“Wherever This Is Ohio” – Mark Trammell

A week down the road we found ourselves cruising down the curvy roads of Ava, Ohio in search of the Ava United Methodist Church.  This would be our third concert to attend while on vacation and we were soaking it up!  Ava was a small town with big character.  For the first time ever, we…

Video: Remembering The Music At Praisefest

Enjoy a few clips from the “Remember The Music” concert hosted at Praisefest Branson. These songs pay tribute to the legendary Cathedral Quartet by Southern Gospel Music’s top artists: Legacy Five, Greater Vision and the Mark Trammell Quartet.  

Easter 2012 – Just One Drop…

So…blood is powerful, isn’t it?  While doing the research for these posts, I learned a lot about blood and how it functions in our bodies.  Quotes like this grabbed my attention, *1“Every three seconds someone needs blood,” and “There is no substitute for human blood.” That’s some powerful information, and I’m not sure I grasp…

“Whence” Came An Impromptu Quartet!

At 8 A.M. the lovely city of Branson, Missouri is just waking up…unless you were at the Mansion Theatre, then you were already dressed, had your cup of coffee, found your parking place, and were ready to go watch some singing! (Although, it is of my most humble opinion, that Gospel Sing’s should not be…

Valentine’s Part Three – God of Love Versus gods of Fear

An African Proverb reads – “It is better to be loved than feared.” Odd statement coming from Africa, isn’t it?  When we read about Africa don’t we read about superstition and fear?  When is the last time you heard the words “gods,” “Africa,” and “love” all in the same sentence?  Instead, we find tribes of…

Video Blog: Conversation with Mark Trammell

Have you ever wondered what your favorite artists thoughts are on Christmas?  Watch this video to hear Mark Trammell share Christmas memories, what he enjoys doing at this time of year and what his favorite Christmas song is.  (Then, to put the icing on the cake, watch him sing his favorite Christmas song!)  Yeah…in the middle…