Singing in the Season with Tribute Quartet

With Christmas right around the corner, there is nothing like seeing your favorite artists sing those favorite holiday tunes live!  Last weekend, I had the opportunity to do just that with the Tribute Quartet in Grove, Oklahoma.  Christ Church was decorated for the season with two beautiful trees on each side of the stage, Christmas…

CD Review – Singing News Top 10 for 2011

This year (2011) has been a great year for songs on the Singing News Charts.  Every year, fans vote for their favorites, and those votes go on to determine which song will be voted Song of the Year for the Singing News Fan Awards.  Though there can only be one song that wins, the Singing…

Black Friday’s Best Deal of All – The Kingsmen!

Okay, I’m just dying to know!  How many SGM fans forfeited shopping to go to a concert on Black Friday?  Or…How many attended a concert and went shopping?  How many did neither?  Well, I fell into the first category – didn’t brave the crowds in the stores, but I did mingle in with the traffic…

Trusting God To Get You Through – Jason Crabb

With the release of his first book, Trusting God To Get You Through, Jason Crabb finds yet another way to reach his audience – through the written word.  As Jason tells his story, he emphasizes the reason why he felt lead to write this book – because every person has a story, and they all…

BFA – Demonstrating Real Faith

As I took a front row seat at the Brookline First Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, the pastor and music director taped a sign that said, “Welcome Brian Free and Assurance,” to the carpeted stage.  I was delighted with finding a seat in the front, and after making some new friends and catching up with…

A Thanksgiving Playlist

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Here in Missouri we had a beautiful day to be thankful for this year!  As my family  sat down for our Thanksgiving meal, my Grandpa reminded us all that last year on Thanksgiving Day we had the first snow-flurries of the season!  After stuffing ourselves beyond what is probably not healthy, lol,…

CD Review: A Wonderful Life – Legacy Five

Legacy 5 carries on the heritage of the great Cathedral Quartet.  Founders Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett put together this quartet just over a decade ago, and from its inception, this group has risen to the forefront of Southern Gospel Music and remains there to this day.  A Wonderful Life, L5’s 2011 release, brings a…

Ministry That Makes a Difference

The first Saturday of November is always blocked off on my calendar.  As an avid Southern Gospel Concert goer, I bet you can guess why!  (If you guessed a Gospel concert, you were right!)  The McCunes, along with Duane Garren have faithfully been bringing SGM to Mountain Grove, Missouri  for eight successive years, and not…