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…

GIVE-A-WAY: Book and CD!

June is here and with it comes a brand new give-a-way!  This month we are giving away two prizes – a book and a CD.  The music selection comes from the Whisnants; a family group based out of North Carolina.  Their 2012 release, “Hymns and Harmony,” contain a number of hymns such as He Keeps…

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…

DVD Review: He’s Alive – Talley’s

After deciding which DVD I wanted to review next, I sat down on the couch, popped in the round disc of the Talley’s and watched this family pour out their hearts on their 2011 video release, He’s Alive.  From an old quartet song to a hymn, radio hits and some of their most popular songs…

The Final Night!

On the last night of Singing in the Sun, I walked in the auditorium while the Allen Family began singing Turn Your Radio On as a male quartet.  “How many remember that song?” asked their father, Todd Allen.  He went on to explain the absence of their oldest son and then introduced There’s Life in…

CD Review: For All He’s Done – Greater Vision

In April of 2013, Greater Vision released their new CD For All He’s Done…within it, are some of the most beautiful words you will ever hear. In a proper review, I’d outline Greater Vision’s history and all the ways their successful career in Southern Gospel Music has had fans sitting on the edge of their…

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…

DVD Review: Jubilee 3

Jubilee 3 must have been the most requested DVD by fans in Southern Gospel Music in the year 2012.  For instance, the groups that make up the Jubilee Gang – Legacy Five, Greater Vision and the Booth Brothers – did not plan on filming a companion DVD at the outset of releasing their third CD…

Singing in the Sun!

I think it’s pretty safe to say that not every Gospel Sing you attend has a whale painted on the side of the building…but the Myrtle Beach Convention Center does!  If you’re in Myrtle Beach, SC in mid-April, you can walk right in that convention center and enjoy Singing in the Sun.  This five day…