Cover_mockup

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…

MTQ-New-Release

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. …

_DSC2395

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…

gold

CD Review: Home For Christmas – Mark Trammell Quartet and Whisnants

Home For Christmas was released in November 2014 by The Whisnants and Mark Trammell Quartet as the group’s first joint recording together.  There are twelve songs on this CD: four from the Whisnants, four from MTQ and four where both groups sing together.  This project combined traditional with modern, family harmony with quartet singing and…

_DSC6009

The Celebration of a Lifetime

It is hard to imagine staying in the same career for 40 years… (Especially if you’re like me and haven’t even been on the earth for that long!  LOL)  Yet, Mark Trammell has.  Saturday evening at the MTQ Homecoming, we all gathered to celebrate with Mark as he was honored for his 40 years in…

_DSC4209

Hymns In The Morning

There are many ways one could spend the first hours of the day on the 4th of July, especially in Gatlinburg…there are trails to hike, mountains to climb and tasty restaurants to sample; but when you’re at a Gospel Sing, there’s only one thing on your mind – music.  This year, I spent the early…

photo(3)

NQC’s Eighth Day

Who said NQC wasn’t an eight day sing?  Not the one who packed up on Saturday morning to be in Murfreesboro, TN that evening for a Mark Trammell Quartet concert!  Those of you who live far enough away from NQC that driving in requires more than one day, you know what I’m talking about!  First…

GCreunion2014-(2)

They Sang It Again

I sat still in my seat in the bleachers, eyes glued to the stage below.  In a few minutes, a once in a lifetime opportunity would walk across the platform and I would be transported back in time to a piece of history I missed growing up.  At least, that’s what I dreamed it would…

quote_mark

Nothing A Bus Can’t Overcome

Forty years ago today, a fifteen year old boy stepped out on a stage for the first time as a professional singer.  From that moment forward the course of his life was set.  He couldn’t drive yet, but that didn’t deter him.  He lived in North Little Rock, Arkansas and that job was in Memphis,…

IMG_2821

Favorite Son

When disaster strikes, the harsh realities of life rush in.  Our eyes are opened and we realize how blessed we really are.  We stand on the sidelines and watch others go through things that we can’t imagine.  If faced with the same circumstance, would our faith hold up?  What would we do, if placed in…