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Blackwood Quartet New Year’s Eve Concert

Written by Staff on December 24, 2015 – 12:42 pm -

Blackwood Quartet

Blackwood Quartet

On New Year’s Eve this year, Rhea County will have a rare treat to see a Las Vegas entertainer perform live. Elvis Tribute Artist Justin Shandor can usually be found performing at Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas with the Million Dollar Quartet. Justin is considered to be one of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in the entire world. In 2010, Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis named him “World’s Ultimate Elvis”. In 2013 Justin performed “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on the Late Show with David Lettermen.

The Blackwood Quartet will also be at the December 31st concert. The Blackwood Quartet, led by Mark Blackwood, is one of gospel’s music’s most beloved quartets. The group has a long history in gospel music as Mark’s Grandfather and Uncles started the group back in 1934. Mark also works as a record producer where he has won two Grammy Awards for records he produced for the Blackwood Brothers. In recent years, the group has because popular with the Elvis community to the point that about half of their concerts are with Elvis Tribute Artists or associated with Elvis in some way. This came about because the relationship Mark’s father Cecil and cousin Ron had with Elvis. They group up in church with Elvis and remained friends with him after he became hugely famous.

Elvis Tribute Artist Justin Shandor

Elvis Tribute Artist Justin Shandor

The Legacy Tribute Band from Chicago will joining Justin Shandor and the Blackwood Quartet. Members of the Legacy Tribute Band work almost exclusively in Elvis shows on a full time basis. They travel all across the country to various Elvis shows and festivals.

Tickets are still available for this great show in Evensville, Tennessee at Rhea County High School. There are VIP/Meet and Greet tickets available with preferred seating for $30. General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The December 31st concert starts at 7. Contact Jim at 423-718-2682 for tickets or e-mail jmonday54@gmail.com. www.blackwoodquartet.net

The Official Website of the Blackwood Quartet.Some groups have a story. The Blackwoods have a legend.  blackwoodquartet.net

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Larry Gatlin and The Blackwood Quartet Together at the Grand Ole Opry, Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:00 PM CST

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 8, 2015 – 11:14 am -

Larry Gatlin

Larry Gatlin

Country music super star Larry Gatlin is now hosting “The Country Classic Show” at the Grand Ole Opry The Ryman Auditorium and he has asked Mark Blackwood and The Grammy award-winning Blackwood Quartet to be a part of this event on April 9, 2015.

The Blackwood Family has a rich and legendary heritage in gospel music, winning 8 Grammy Awards and 27 Dove Awards. Gatlin has often said his heroes are The Blackwoods. Mark’s dad, Cecil Blackwood, was in the group, known then as The Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Gatlin was raised singing The Blackwoods’ music. This event is history in the making with Larry Gatlin

joining The Blackwood Quartet at The Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, April 9, 2015 7PM CST


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Blackwood Brothers Quartet Interview With SGNScoops

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Additional Performers and Special Events Named for 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention

Written by Scoops Staff on June 8, 2010 – 12:38 pm -

BRANSON, Mo.  – Additional performers and special events continue to be planned for the 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention which returns to Branson, Missouri this month. Gospel music enthusiasts and fans from all across the country will gather this month to celebrate Gospel music as excitement continues to grow for the event!

In addition to the already planned Diamond Awards – the Branson Gospel Music Convention will host a special concert featuring many of the brightest keyboardists in the Southern Gospel community. This “Piano Jubilee” will be hosted by award-winning pianist Zack Swain. The “Zack Swain and Friends Piano Jubilee” will take place on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. during the daily matinee concert.

Also, a special All-Star Choir will gather on Friday afternoon, July 2, 2010 for a special tribute to Albert E. Brumley. That event will also take place during the matinee concert.

YMR Music Productions recently announced many of the headlining performers for the 2nd Annual Branson Gospel Music Convention – including names like Russ Taff, Blackwood Quartet, Chuck Wagon Gang, Kenny Bishop, Dino, HisSong, Young Harmony, Ricky Atkinson, and others. Rod & Kelly Burton, of YMR Productions, LLC, are also proud to announce the addition of many new names to the performance roster – including, but not limited to, Dan Keeton & The Keetons, Freedom, Twice Adopted, and The Williamsons (formerly known as The Homesteaders).

In addition, several high profile companies and organizations will be present during the event – including Compassion International, AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com), Sky Angel Network, Gospel Music Today, HIS Choice Music, Mansion Entertainment, Family Friendly Entertainment, Southern Spin Entertainment, SGMRadio.com, SGN Scoops Digital, and many more!

“It’s so amazing to see how God works in this convention,” mentioned Rod Burton. “New opportunities present themselves everyday, and we’re so excited to see where the Lord continues to take this event!”

A full list of artists and organizations that will be present during the event can be found at http://www.bransongmc.com .
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Garner & Rulapaugh to Depart Blackwood Quartet

Written by Scoops Staff on February 12, 2010 – 7:55 am -

Sevierville, TN- Josh Garner and John Rulapaugh have announced their departure from The Blackwood Quartet effective March 1, 2010.

This comes on the heels of Ron Blackwood’s announcement that he is turning the reigns of the quartet over to Mark Blackwood, due to medical advice Ron has received.

More information will be posted when it is available.


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Changing of the Guard in the Blackwood Quartet: Mark Blackwood to Take the Reigns

Written by Scoops Staff on February 12, 2010 – 7:52 am -

Knoxville, Tennessee – Ron Blackwood, upon advice from his physician, is retiring from the Blackwood Quartet. Ron has poured his heart and soul into the Blackwood Quartet. Using the gifts God has given him, he has shaped it into an extremely successful group, becoming the first Gospel group to ever perform on the Farm Aid stage, and on many of Willie Nelsonʼs concerts nationwide. The Blackwood Quartet also appears in Willie Nelsonʼs latest movie. Under Ronʼs leadership, this talented group signed a contract with Homeland Records. All of this was accomplished in under a year!

As of March 1, 2010, Ron is turning the reigns of the group over to his cousin, Cecil Mark Blackwood, the son of the late
Cecil Blackwood of the Blackwood Brothers. Mark will continue performing with The Blackwood Quartet, performing all
tour management and ownership duties. All contracted concerts will be fulfilled. This decision was reached after
months of prayer and contemplation at the urging of medical professionals. Ron believes he made the best possible
decision to maintain the integrity of his family, his quartet, and make it possible for some talented singers to continue doing
what they love.

Ron Blackwood, who is respected as one of the most brilliant minds in the booking and promoting business, will
concentrate his efforts on first, his health, and also on what he does better than anyone else, booking and promoting
Gospel music, for not only the Blackwood Quartet, but also for The Chuck Wagon Gang, The Florida Boys, and many
more!

Mark Blackwood is no new comer to Gospel Music. He is a Grammy Award winning music producer and performer who is
a seasoned Quartet owner/manager. Most of all, Mark is devoted to upholding the legacy of his father, and carrying on the
message of hope and Salvation in Traditional Gospel Quartet music.


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