CD Review: 4 Strings – Michaela Brown

With a rat-tat-tat-tat of the cymbals and a swift kick to the drum, 4 Strings from Michaela Brown begins a journey through a series of violin solos that will steal your attention from everything else around you.  Released in 2011 as Michaela’s premiere instrumental project, the variety of music within this project spins together a…

Battle Songs – Week 1!

Welcome to week one of Battle Songs!  This is the new video series for the month of April and during these next few weeks, we’ll be doing something a little different – we’ll be taking a poll!  Here are the specifics: each Tuesday I’m going to select videos from YouTube of two different Southern Gospel…

We Need Each Other – Tracy Stuffle Benefit Concert

I remember the first time I saw the Perry’s in concert.  It was the inaugural year of Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic, we sat in the center section of Echo Hollow as the sun dipped below the horizon and Tracy, Libbi, Nick Trammell, Joseph Habedank and Matthew Holt took the stage.  It was a…

April Adventures Await!

What kind of adventures await for us in April?  A lot!  Tomorrow I’ll be going up to the Great Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing for their three day event in Osage Beach, Missouri.  We’ll be having a great time with Triumphant Quartet, the Lesters, the Mark Trammell Quartet and many more artists over the…

A Morning To Remember…

The morning began with congregational singing.  Once again, Chris was in the audience searching for favorite hymns, Gerald was on stage directing and Stan kept us on pitch with the piano.  Gerald encouraged us to sing loud even if we don’t think our voices are good because pitch changes as sound travels.  “Part of worship…

Monkey Islands and New Songs at Praisefest

If you read the review of the morning session, Friday Morning Standing Ovations, you’re probably wondering what poor group had to follow in the evening!  It couldn’t be just anybody…but, what do you think,… maybe the Collingsworth Family would do?  Well, that’s exactly who we had for the third session and second night of Praisefest…

March Motion Pictures: …it’s a surprise!

Well, it’s the final week of March Motion Pictures and for our last video, I wanted something different.  Do you think an instrumental would do?  Watch this video of the Browns playing Canon in D with I Sing the Mighty Power and find out!  This is such a powerful arrangement, I remember the first time…

Friday Morning Standing Ovations

I’ve often teased that “mornings” and “Gospel Sings” don’t belong in the same sentence, yet alone, in the same day; however, the Praisefest Branson crowd soaked it up!  That audience was at its best in the mornings, and this particular morning, they liked standing ovations.  (I’d challenge you to count just how many they gave…

March Motion Pictures: Days – Channing Eleton

It’s week three in our series March Motion Pictures!  I can’t wait for you to see this music video from Channing Eleton called “Days.”  Everyone can relate to this song and the message that it has for us.  It points to the important things in life – family, a relationship with Jesus – the things…