CD Review: A New Chapter – Jim Brady Trio

The Jim Brady Trio’s first debut album, A New Chapter, officially releases January 27, 2015 and is one of the year’s most anticipated new projects.  With two of the genre’s most profound songwriters and an accomplished arranger and producer, this new group is set to enter the world of Gospel Music with solid material, tasteful…

Battle Songs – Week 4

For our final week, I wanted to do something really fun…with a little comedy, ya’ know?  No matter who you go see in concert in the Southern Gospel realm, you’re bound to laugh.  If you don’t, well, there’s something wrong with you!  LOL  Following that trend, I wanted to take this last poll and do…

Snapshots #2 – Lake of the Ozarks

Turning right at the yellow banner that read, “Gospel Sing Parking,” we found a place for our car and walked down the sidewalk to the Main Street Music Theater. It was Friday night, the Booth Brothers were scheduled to sing and from what I heard, the venue was sold out! (That proved to be true!)…

Snapshot #1 – Lake of the Ozarks Sing

It isn’t every day you get to ride atop a bluff and look off into a calm lake dotted with docks, boats and condos as you drive to a Gospel Sing.   April 4th was one of those days.  The sun wasn’t yet set, though the light of day was beginning to fade as we made…

NQC – Every Other Duet

Ever since NQC announced on Twitter that they were bringing the Parade Of Pianos showcase back to Convention, I’ve been looking forward to seeing my hero’s grace the stage and watch them blend beautiful melodies on the ivory keys.  So, when Saturday afternoon finally came, you could guess where I was…Freedom Hall! As I found…

Christmas at NQC ~ Tuesday Morning

“Christmas … the only time you can get the whole world to focus, for a brief moment, on the fact that Jesus came to earth.” – Gerald Wolfe Gerald Wolfe was our host for the morning showcase, Christmas at NQC, and he wanted to start this off with the world’s greatest musician, Stan Whitmire, who…

NYE Saturday Morning – What Would You Do For Freedom?

Tim Parton entertained us with his talents on the piano with his arrangement of Just Over In Gloryland. You could tell the early morning crowd was definitely awake by their hearty applause! Tim’s next song, Special Delivery, featured his vocal abilities, and he dedicated it to the couple who requested it. It was great to…