The Things That Never Happen

  “Would you remain standing and welcome our host group from just up the road in Gadsden, Alabama, the Mark Trammell Quartet!” exclaimed the emcee, Jay Parrack.  It was Saturday night at the Mark Trammell Quartet Homecoming and MTQ had just stepped on stage to kick off the night with Echoes From the Burning Bush. …

Welcome To The 8th Annual…

“With the Mark Trammell Quartet and the Whisnants, these next 12 hours are going to be marvelous,” announced Danny Jones.  Unimpressed, the crowd at Hill Crest Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama remained silent.  Defeated, Danny rolled his eyes and mumbled something about the “thunderous applause” that he obviously thought should have erupted at that point. …

August News

Ouch!  It’s the 13th already!  As you can most likely gather, I’ve been a bit behind on posting the last couple of weeks.  But I hope it’s not too late to write the August newsletter!  You may have noticed that I missed July’s, but honestly, July was different this year.  For the first time, I…

A Preacher and A Prayer…

At any one of Abraham Productions’ events, like the Gatlinburg Gathering, there’s always something going on!  Once the afternoon showcase ended, we strolled down the street, had a burger at Five Guys (my first experience at that particular establishment. *wink*) and then hiked back to the convention center to see the other free showcase in…

Last Day In Memphis

Triumphant Quartet had just finished sound check as I slipped into the Ladies Room before the doors opened for the evening concert.  With a cart of cleaning supplies sitting outside the door, I expected to find a staff member inside making sure the place was clean and fresh…what I didn’t expect was a slightly off…

Quartet Style

  Tell you what, when the map on your phone tells you the arrival time for a 6PM concert is 5:57…it means you’ll get there at 5:57!  Well, that happens when road construction is afoot.  The most important thing is we did get to the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Springfield, Tennessee in time to see…

Father’s Day with Nick Trammell

In honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to introduce you to some guests who have been very gracious to sit down and pen a few stories and words of encouragement for us this weekend.  To those Gospel music has ministered to, these father’s are no strangers!  The first is Nick Trammell, son of Mark and…

June – The Busy Bugs!

We are all familiar with those nasty little critters called “June Bugs,” well, with all of the traveling we have been and are going to do, I feel like one of those little guys…crawling all over the place!  LOL  On June 1st I found myself in Springfield, TN with the Mark Trammell Quartet.  (BTW, the…

A Birthday, Green Tie and Some Cuff Links

  Churches, theaters, auditoriums – any place where you can find Gospel Music on a regular basis that’s dependable to bring in artists who have set their course on ministry, these promoters are the lifeblood to the industry we love so much.  Such is the case with the Meramec Music Theater in Steeleville, Missouri and…

Singing in the Sun – part 2

On Friday night, we had a great line up at Singing in the Sun; the Mark Trammell Quartet, Ivan Parker, the Talley’s, the Pfeifers and the Booth Brothers – it was awesome!  After some congregational singing, Ray Flynn opened the night in prayer and then shared how 73 people came to know the Lord that…