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…

CD Review: Grace Says – Kingsmen Quartet

This summer (2011) the Kingsmen Quartet released a brand new project entitled, Grace Says.  I’ve always been a big Kingsmen fan, and have oodles of their projects on my mp3 player!  Needless to say, I was excited to purchase Grace Says and see how it measures up to previous projects.  As usual, I was not…

Swinging From the Chandeliers!

You know the concert is going to be unique when the pastor introduces the group by saying, “You can worship anyway you want to, you can do anything you want … we only ask that you don’t swing from the chandeliers … but if you have to swing from something, I’m sure we can you…

BFA Video Blog – The Game Or The Gospel?

Here is the video blog to accompany BFA’s concert review entitled The Game Or The Gospel.  Throughout the video you can see a portion of the emotion the guys put into their performances that night, but it still doesn’t capture the energy that was on stage!  The energy you see here was fourfold live!  So…

L5 – Living Faith

…yep, if you thought this post was about Legacy Five!… it is!  It has been forever since my beloved Legacy Five has been close enough to see live in concert.  And since the release of their new project, A Wonderful Life, I have been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to attend a concert.  A little trip…

Wilburn and Wilburn – Family Ties

Family Ties was released by Wilburn and Wilburn in September of this year (2011) and brings fans of this duo new, exciting material in Gospel Music!  This father and son team took on a distinct Country sound with encouraging lyrics.  The lyrics span a broad range of topics, including themes on family, heaven, salvation and…

Brian Free and Assurance – The Game or the Gospel?

At this time of year, it seems that nothing can compete with the games, (World Series, football, etc) … except, Brian Free and Assurance!!!  These guys rolled into Lifepoint Church in Lebanon, Missouri, and it just happened to be the night of a big game between Lebanon and Springfield High School football  – and to…

Cd Review – Red Roots

Red Roots have been making a splash in Southern Gospel Music with their Country/Bluegrass sound and family harmony. With their current single, Lord, I’m Listening, climbing up the Singing News Charts, this trio from Mississippi is making their mark, which if you read the review below, is a good one. Musically, there is a strong…

Mark Trammell Quartet – Packing The Power Into Two Hours

Well, the time has come – my first concert since NQC! To where did my travels take me? – The First Presbyterian Church of Du Quoin, Illinois. And to whom did these travels take me to see? – The Mark Trammell Quartet! Climbing the steep cement steps that lead to the sanctuary entrance, I immediately…