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NQC 2017

October 4, 2017 0

With last month’s article paying tribute to the early days of the National Quartet Convention, I figured it only appropriate that this month’s article cover some of the highlights from NQC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration.  A […]

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NQC 1957

September 1, 2017 0

This month we celebrate 60 years of memories of the Granddaddy of ’em All….the National Quartet Convention.  If you are a historian/concert-and-promotions nut like myself, perhaps you have pondered the following.  Which artists performed at […]

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Grand Ole Gospel Reunion – Random Memories

August 1, 2017 0

August has become a strange time for me, as there is no longer a Grand Ole Gospel Reunion in Greenville, SC, left to anticipate.  Memories flood my mind of music, laughter, stories, Let’s Make a […]

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The Trav’lers – Unsung Heroes of Gospel Music

July 5, 2017 0

Last month, a special reunion was held in Greenville, South Carolina, of members and artists from Mark V Recording Studios.  One of the most important contributors to the history of gospel music, Mark V Studios […]

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Happy & Heartfelt – The Story of the Harmoneers Quartet

June 1, 2017 0

Rhythmic spirituals, convention songs, and quiet hymns….The Harmoneers did all three extremely well, along with often leaving their audience in stitches in between each number. Combined with such an entertaining and rousing stage presentation was […]

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Mike Helwig

April 1, 2017 0

“Years ago when I was with the Stamps, the group was in rural Mississippi, in the wee hours looking for a place to stop for the night. Then road manager/primary driver, Jack Howell and I […]

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Jimmy Jones: The Common Man

March 1, 2017 0

“Please let us understand that the hope of America lies in our faith in God and the common man.” – Jimmy Jones One of the first southern gospel singers I had the privilege of seeing […]

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SGMA & Unsung Heroes

February 1, 2017 0

I have always been proud of the work put forth by the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Their tireless efforts honoring the heritage of our music goes well beyond the […]

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The Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers

January 1, 2017 0

The members of the Statler Brothers spent their formative years gleaning priceless musical knowledge from the Statesmen, Blackwood Brothers, Sunshine Boys, and others, and then traveled to platforms that their gospel heroes had only dreamed […]

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The Jordanaires

December 1, 2016 0

In music, there is such a thing as a “beautiful contradiction”. Such terminology was one of many grand definitions of The Jordanaires. They accrued no Gold or Platinum-certified albums of their own, but they have […]

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