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…

An Afternoon With Gospel Music

  The streets of Gatlinburg were abuzz with life…heavy traffic, crowded streets, yep, it was a holiday weekend.  On the other hand, just inside the convention center fans were eagerly awaiting the afternoon matinee at the Gatlinburg Gathering.  Starting at one o’clock, artists such as Soul’d Out Quartet, the Browns, the Bowlings, Karen Peck and…

4th Of July Gatlinburg Style

Rays of dawn peeked through the cracks of the curtain in our fourth floor hotel room at the Park Vista on the morning of July fourth.  I had thought waking up in the Great Smokey Mountains was going to be a treat…but the added blessing of drawing back the curtains and taking in a view…

Miss Gatlinburg and Father Abraham

  This year Abraham Productions moved one of their events, the Gatlinburg Gathering, to the 4th of July weekend.  With the move, Abraham Productions was able to join in on some added fun in the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee – and that was the 4th of July Midnight Parade!  Ivan Parker, Karen Peck Gooch and…

Picnic Sunday with Greater Vision

It was one of those bright, sunny, cheery days…fluffy white clouds floated along in the sky and though it was a little humid, it was still a day that could bring a smile to your face.  Children laughed and bounced around the playground as the breeze tugged on the plastic table cloths at the church…

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…

A Couple Drops Of Rain and a Gospel Song

  Drops of rain chased me into the church doors of Fellowship Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  This was the last concert in our “May Madness SGM Mini Marathon”…one we weren’t really sure we’d make it out to.   A few days previous (at that time) the F5 tornado went through Moore,…

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…

The Black Snake and the Gospel Sing

The doors of Old Bethel Baptist Church stood open (as you will soon find out, in regards to the title of this review, that’s NOT a good thing!)  Anyway, the church sign stood tall reading, “The Whisnants in concert – 7 PM.”  I parked my vehicle and joined the others in our march towards the…