Christmas, Watermelons and a Bus Wreath

Ahhhh, the last concert before Christmas – and what a concert it was!  Out of all the artists that come into the area every year, this group is one that is rare to find in Southern Missouri.  Yet, when they do get booked in, they make some of the best memories and perform some of…

CD Review – Singing News Top 10 for 2011

This year (2011) has been a great year for songs on the Singing News Charts.  Every year, fans vote for their favorites, and those votes go on to determine which song will be voted Song of the Year for the Singing News Fan Awards.  Though there can only be one song that wins, the Singing…

A Thanksgiving Playlist

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Here in Missouri we had a beautiful day to be thankful for this year!  As my family  sat down for our Thanksgiving meal, my Grandpa reminded us all that last year on Thanksgiving Day we had the first snow-flurries of the season!  After stuffing ourselves beyond what is probably not healthy, lol,…

Mark Trammell Quartet – Packing The Power Into Two Hours

Well, the time has come – my first concert since NQC! To where did my travels take me? – The First Presbyterian Church of Du Quoin, Illinois. And to whom did these travels take me to see? – The Mark Trammell Quartet! Climbing the steep cement steps that lead to the sanctuary entrance, I immediately…

Mayberry Insights from Southern Gospel’s Goober

Thursday evening we caught up with the person who is bringing back the double-breasted suit, Pat Barker, bass singer for the Mark Trammell Quartet. I noticed right away that it was “group suit night” – which makes me wonder, how does Pat always manage to look so dapper? In this clip, Pat shares how he…

The Final Night – NQC Saturday Evening

I walked into Freedom Hall just as our host, Michael Booth, was instructing the crowd in four different types of applause that our NQC stage staff wanted to record for the NQC video.  First up, we were asked to do a “light applause,” and to demonstrate the lightness of the matter, Michael “floated” around the…

Real Tenors Wear Pink! – Thursday at NQC

The Thursday night Main Stage performance at NQC was one of the longest nights I spent in Freedom Hall.  It was just one of those nights that everyone I wanted to see was on, so when I reached my seat, I settled in for a long night!  Tim Lovelace entertained the audience with some “Fan…

NQC Main Stage Tuesday Night

For me, Tuesday evening’s Main Stage started with Channing Eleton playing his blazing piano solo, Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.  Dean and Kim Hopper were our hosts for Tuesday evening, and boy did we hear some good singin’!  What I love about NQC is that I get the opportunity to see artists that never come…

Video Blog: MTQ Homecoming Saturday – Part 2

“And I want to see this on YouTube!”  Michael Booth exclaimed when they finished singing the popular I Want To Know with MTQ.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get him saying that on my video, but when you watch the clip…you’ll see what he meant!  Be sure to also enjoy Mark’s “strange” request – O Holy Night. …

Video Blog: MTQ Homecoming Saturday – Part 1

Here is Part One of the video from Saturday night at the Mark Trammell Quartet Homecoming!  The Booth Brothers and MTQ brought the house down with their music, personality and encouragement!  Be among the first to see Pat Barker sing I Thirst live, and enjoy more popular quartet music like Boundless Love and the stirring…