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…

GIVE-A-WAY: Lifetime

Well, the National Quartet Convention is upon us!  I’m busy packing today, and Lord willing, we will begin the trek to Louisville, KY tomorrow.  This will be my 5th year at NQC and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next week! – sounds like they’ve planned some great showcases this year. …

Quartet Night!

The 44th Annual Brumely Gospel Sing was once again held at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri. The Sing began on Wednesday and went through Saturday. If my readers know me well, they know I couldn’t resist Saturday’s “Quartet Night!” The line-up that night consisted of a variety of quartets, including: The LeFevre Quartet,…

Echos From The Humid Gospel Sing

Since I first began attending Southern Gospel concerts, I have been afforded numerous opportunities to attend many of the great Gospel Sings, like, The National Quartet Convention, Singing In The Smokies, Praisefest, Legacy Five’s Celebration, The Brumley Sing and many more.  As we drove the first leg home from the Steve Hurst School of Music…

Highlights: Steve Hurst School Of Music – Part 2

Every evening at the Steve Hurst School of Music we enjoyed fine concerts from the best in Southern Gospel. Groups like The Talleys, Booth Brothers, Tribute and the Mark Trammell Quartet rank among them, and though I would like for nothing more than to write a detailed description of each, I believe my readers would…

Highlights: Steve Hurst School of Music – Part 1

Well, ya’ll have been waiting very patiently for some posts from my week at the Steve Hurst School of Music – so here we go!!! For the year of 2012, the Steve Hurst School of Music was hosted at the Lee University Campus in Cleveland, Tennessee over the course of one week, July 22 –…

Gold City – Heaven

“Heaven, heaven, so much talk about heaven Heaven, heaven, so much talk about heaven Heaven, heaven, I love to talk about heaven And one of these days, I’m going there” “Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.  My flesh and my heart faileth: but…

Keeping The Music Alive

Two years ago we attended the Master’s Voice Homecoming in Bristow, Oklahoma.  It was a powerful evening with the Hoppers, Talleys and of course, the host group, Masters Voice.  Though we didn’t make it out last year, this year was a must!  With Karen Peck & New River and Brian Free & Assurance being the…

CD Review: Lifetime – Mark Trammell Quartet

The first time that I listened to this project I was in awe of the musical genius of producers Lari Goss and Mark Trammell.  Lifetime, released this month (August of 2012) is a masterpiece of quality arrangements and songs recorded by the Mark Trammell Quartet.  It isn’t everyday that you run across a CD that…

Tribute To A Legand

On a Monday morning I woke up in a hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee. The weather was less than kind the night before and I was still trying to convince myself it wasn’t the weekend – you could say that I’m still not use to attending Gospel events on a Monday! LOL However, I was…