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Celebrating 80 Years of the Greatest Gospel Song of All Time, the I’ll Fly Away Foundation Welcomes The Oak Ridge Boys to “The Shindig”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 10, 2012 – 7:02 pm -

Rogers, Arkansas….Brumley
Entertainment and the I’ll Fly Away Foundation will celebrate
80 years of the world’s most celebrated Gospel song of all
time, “I’ll Fly Away” with the first annual “Shindig” featuring
multi-platinum and Grammy winning recording artist The
Oak Ridge Boys along with Dailey & Vincent and the
Blackwood Brothers Quartet. The music event will take
place on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the John Q
Hammons Center at 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers,
Arkansas. Music starts at 7:00 pm.

The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the most distinctive and
recognizable recording groups of all time. Their many hits including “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On”
and “Thank God for Kids,” are only a few of the songs which have reached millions while the group never
left their Gospel roots. For over 50 years the Oak Ridge Boys have been entertaining audiences all over
the world while bringing together the traditions of Gospel, Country and Pop in their music. Duane, Joe,
William Lee and Richard have produced 12 Gold, 3 Platinum, 1 Double Platinum and dozens of #1 hits.


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Gospel Music Today on SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 6, 2012 – 5:04 am -


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Blackwood Brothers Quartet Special Guests on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on March 5, 2012 – 7:56 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are the members of The Blackwood Brothers Quartet and The Mark Dubbeld Family. The Feature Group is RSV Quartet, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Ken and Jean visit the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, to hear The Southern Plainsmen sing. Jean reviews a new CD by Darrell and Tojuana, and the show features singing by Fair Haven Quartet and Kevin Spencer. The latest edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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Christmas Collection Benefit Singing

Written by SGN Scoops on August 11, 2011 – 12:42 pm -

Oklahoma  United Gospel Music Association  (OUGMA) will be presenting a Benefit Concert for “Christmas Connection” on Monday August 22, 2011,  At Southern Hills Baptist Church located at 8601 South Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City, OK.

The Program will begin at 7:00 PM and will feature one of the best known names in Gospel Music.  Dove Award and Grammy Award  Winners ” The Blackwood Brothers Quartet”  The group was formed in 1934 and has been a part of the Southern Gospel  Tradition ever since.  Performing with them will be a group from Southern Hills Baptist “The Good News Quartet” and a Group from Moore, OK “Chosen Quartet.”  This will be a great evening of 4 part Harmony Quartet Singing.   A love offering will be received to cover expenses and benefit “Christmas Connection”


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Legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet Performs In Rossville GA

Written by Rhonda on August 22, 2010 – 1:16 pm -

(On-site Exclusive Report- Rhonda Frye)

 The Gospel Music Industry is celebrating 100 years of Gospel Music.  The legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet has been singing nearly 75 of those 100 years! The quartet was established in 1934 with brothers Roy, Doyle, James and Roy’s son RW.  From 1950, James Blackwood carried on the tradition of singing the gospel until he went home to be with the Lord in 2002.  Jimmy (James Jr) has extended and sustained the family’s legend since 1969. Currently, the quartet consists of Jimmy Blackwood, Wayne Little, Randy Byrd and Billy Blackwood- with Mike Hammontree as the pianist.  Using the word “successful” to describe the history of the Blackwood Brothers musical career is an understatement.  The Blackwood Brothers Quartet’s music has been heard around the world and back earning many honors including prestigious Grammy and Dove Awards.  

    On August 20, 2010, Newnan Springs United Methodist Church, of Rossville, GA opened it’s doors to the community for a memorable evening with the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Gospel Music fans flooded the church until there was standing room only.  After a brief introduction, the quartet huddled around 2 microphones and charmed the audience with memories of years passed by singing old favorites with just piano accompaniment.  Several selections from their latest album- “The Song Will Go On”- including the spiritual “Everyday will be Sunday By and By” were loved and well received.  The harmonious blend of voices and beautiful music was beyond uplifting.
 The Blackwood Brothers Quartet stirred a response in several ways.  Tears were wiped and a faint “congregational choir” could be heard during familiar songs such as “The Lighthouse” but tears were shed from hearty laughter throughout the evening as well. It is evident that each member of the Quartet possess a transparent and witty sense of humor making themselves irresistible to love by the audience.  The Blackwood Brothers Quartet displayed their fun-loving personalities by telling jokes and especially by putting on a competitive “bass-tenor” show down during “Just A Little Talk With Jesus.”  Perhaps one of the most fun highlights of the evening was when pianist Mike Hammontree made his way to the stage to give an incredible Johnny Cash impersonation by singing “Daddy Sang Bass.”  Overall- if one word could sum up the evening, it would have to be “Joy.” Genuine love for God, each other, gospel music and for the audience seemed to have leaked from the legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet leaving the little town of Rossville, GA filled with immense joy for weeks to come.
To learn about the incredible history of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, how to purchase music- including their latest album “The Song Will Go On” or for concert locations, visit http://www.blackwoodbrothers.com/index.html

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