Karen Peck and New River in the Rolling Hills

You can see a variety of things on the way to a Gospel Sing…especially when traveling a road you haven’t been on before!  Well, as we snaked down a two lane road, I couldn’t help but notice the 8 foot fence with signs that warned, “NO HUNTING! – Tame Elk!”  Sure enough, amidst the rolling…

Three Theaters, Two Quartets and a Trio

Eleven Days of Southern Gospel Music.  Sounds like heaven, eh?  For me, the last day of this great event at Silver Dollar City was on the first Saturday in September.  Even though the Southern Gospel Picnic had two more days to go, this one was the last day that I would attended.  So, who occupied…

The Echo of a New Bass Singer

During the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, fans had the delightful opportunity to see Legacy Five sing with their new bass singer, Matt Fouch, in Echo Hollow.  Among the thousands of people who were swarming the amphitheater, this lone blogger found herself a front row seat on the right side…

Tomato Canning and Tourism

Back in August, before the Southern Gospel Music Picnic at Silver Dollar City began, I was looking for some interesting facts about Branson, Missouri to share with you all.  Well, what I found was quite interesting!  Ya’ll are never going to guess!  Many may be familiar with Branson being know as the “live music capitol…

Rain, Poncho’s, Umbrellas and SGM

Umbrellas lined the walkway to the Opera House at Silver Dollar City on the third day of the Southern Gospel Picnic.  Another gloomy day at the park!  I, along with a long line of fans, waited for the 2:45 show with Ivan Parker, and unfortunately, standing in the rain for thirty minutes was a part…

Gloomy On The Outside – Ready For Gospel Music On The Inside!

The second day of the Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City began with thick, grey, thunderclouds and a heavy downpour of rain.  Much to our dismay, the only form of transportation from our car to the park’s entrance was an OPEN TRAM (shuttle)…well, we could have always walked.  LOL  (I think not!)  So, we…

The Most Attended Festival – Southern Gospel Music

A cool breeze caressed my face as the tram shot forward and whirled around the curvy road to the “City” entrance. Squeaky brakes brought our ride to a stop and then we hopped off and walked through the gates. A smiling worker dressed in a long cotton dress and a bonnet scanned my season pass…

Gold City – Preach The Word

“Preach the Word, preach the cross Preach redemption to a lost and dying world Lift your voice unashamed, in the power of His name Until all have heard… Preach the Word” “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” – 2 Timothy 4:2 The month…

CD Review: Reach Out – Karen Peck and New River

Reach Out isn’t just the title to Karen Peck and New Rivers 2011 release – the concept of “reaching out” consumes the whole recording, both inside and out.  The cover itself is a collection of photos: a cross, a world map, small children, scripture and of course, KPNR.  When you open the CD insert, it’s…

NQC Saturday Night – Freedom Hall Favorites

Another year of the National Quartet Convention came to a close on September 15th, 2012.  It was a wonderful week, and even though a good night’s rest was sorely lacking, I was sad that the event had to come to an end.  On the positive side, one of the best line-ups of the week was…