CD Review: Walk of Faith – The Whisnants

What does it mean to live and walk by faith?  If you have the Whisnants new CD, Walk of Faith, you’ll hear a definition in every song.  Whether it is learning not to worry, witnessing to a friend or embracing how much God loves you – the whole project sums up the very subject. A…

CD Review: As We Speak – Greater Vision

Greater Vision’s 2015 release, As We Speak, is a combination of refreshing music and lyrics that are challenging, meaningful and encouraging.  Each song enhances the sound that makes Greater Vision so beloved among their fans; whether it’s a rich orchestra behind a ballad like “This Is Mercy” or a rousing tune like “Preacher, Tell Me…

Southern Gospel Auctioneer

The golf cart zoomed from the grass lot downhill to the tent.  This afternoon, the sun kept its warm rays shining down on us as a cool breeze wafted our way.  There was already a line of folks waiting to enter the tent and the concession stand had quite a lengthy line as well.  It…

Freezing In Georgia

Over Memorial Day Weekend we packed up and drove to Carnesville, Georgia for the Indian Creek Memorial Day Weekend Gospel Singing.  We attended this sing for the first time last year (2014) and fell in love with the area, church staff and atmosphere the weekend promoted.  This year they had fantastic talent lined up and…

The Whisnants…and Friends

Yesterday afternoon, I stood on my front porch and watched three baby raccoons cackle as they made their way across my yard.  Mentally, I was trying to keep track of what needed done before I left to drive to a concert, but with three adorable masked fur balls in my yard I was a bit…

Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing – Part 1

No tornado sirens…no high winds…and no “gathering in the lobby of the hotel.”  Whew.  C. S. Lewis once said that nothing happens the same way twice.  Something I was grateful for this year at the Great Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing in Osage Beach, Missouri.  Last year was…quite the adventure.  😉 This year, we…

CD Review: Once Upon a Hymn – Michaela Brown

What makes a good hymn project?  A male quartet?  A trio?  Family harmony?  After listening and enjoying Michaela Brown’s 2015 release, Once Upon a Hymn, I’m convinced the answer is simply, a violin. I have been a fan of the violin and fiddle since a young age, but in Gospel Music it seems like the…

CD Review: Still – Booth Brothers

When I first heard about Still, I was interviewing the Booth Brothers for the August cover story of the Singing News.  This was back in the summer of 2014 and after completing successful phone calls, texts and emails to Michael, Ronnie and Jim (who was still with the trio at the time), I could not…

Last But Not Least

The time on my iPhone read seven o’clock.  From the lobby, I could hear music begin in the auditorium through the speakers wired into the foyer.  As the past two nights of the Truthseekers Homecoming, we were looking forward to another wonderful line-up.  The guests for the evening were Greater Vision and The Mark Trammell…

Still Sold Out

As quickly as my wobbly high heels would take me, I ascended the grand staircase to the balcony of the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.  By the time I found my seat on the last row, The Truthseekers were singing The Blood is Still There, a beautiful mid-tempo ballad about the eternal value of the…