Featured and Favorite Highlights of 2012

It was Saturday, the 22nd of December 2012 when I checked my mail box and pulled out the January 2013 issue of the Singing News Magazine.  Wow…another year really has come to an end, hasn’t it?  Well, it has!  So, as we launch into another year, I want to pause for a moment and review…

From Tennessee To Missouri…the Music Continues!

  The last session of Greater Vision’s Praisefest was on October 31st, Halloween.  A few days later, we were home anticipating another great Gospel music concert down the road in Mountain Grove, Missouri.  This annual concert we were present at celebrated it’s 9th year, and this was our third year to attend.  Previous years, the…

Gerald’s Favorite “Driving Group”

  Wednesday morning was bitter cold – just one step outside my hotel room proved that!  Then again, when my gaze fell upon the mountains and I saw nothing but white peeks, the temperature no longer mattered – it had snowed in the mountains!  Now if seeing that didn’t cheer you up, nothing would!  It…

A Cave, A Bat, And A Gospel Sing

The legends and heroes of Southern Gospel Music have lived their lives on the highways – offering fans a variety of venues in which to see them perform.  From the beach to the mountains, haunted hotels and famous concert halls in NYC, small country churches to stadiums, fabulous cruises and the cherished all night sings…

Gloomy On The Outside – Ready For Gospel Music On The Inside!

The second day of the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City began with thick, grey, thunderclouds and a heavy downpour of rain.  Much to our dismay, the only form of transportation from our car to the park’s entrance was an OPEN TRAM (shuttle)…well, we could have always walked.  LOL  (I think not!)  So, we…

NQC Friday Night – The Three “T’s”

From this post, you may imagine that Friday night at NQC was a short evening for me.  Though I didn’t find myself in Freedom Hall but three times to see Tribute Quartet, Triumphant Quartet and the Mark Trammell Quartet, life in the exhibit hall was far from short that night!  Let’s get to our three…

Bible Study At NQC – So Close, Yet, So Far Away

Bright and early on Friday morning (8:30 A.M. to be exact) the Bible Study began in the East Hall A-B featuring The Mark Trammell Quartet.  As a group, they sang, and then Mark brought before us a study from the Word… As any clever quartet would, MTQ kicked off their program with a fast song,…

NQC Tuesday Night – We Remember

September 11th has always been connected to the NQC in a special way.  Probably because, if you’ve ever heard Gerald reminisce about it, the National Quartet Convention was going on the Tuesday morning the towers fell.  It was quite different to look down at my program booklet and see 9/11 faded on the background where…

The Original GV, Remember The Music and MTQ Olympics

The second night of the Mark Trammell Homecoming 10th Anniversary Concert began with another video – this one titled, “The MTQ Olympics.”  Some of the categories that group members participated in were: Dancing, Diving and Gymnastics.  When Mark came on stage he pointed out that when he went “diving” into the pool on the Alaskan…

Applauding Heaven at the MTQ Homecoming!

The lights were dimmed low as I walked into the Hill Crest Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama.  Before me, lay a half-moon shaped stage and pews surrounding it like the stars of heaven.  This beautiful church, decorated in green and tan, is the home church of Mark Trammell – and the building that hosts the…