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Clayton and Scotty Inman: A Triumphant tandem

Written by Staff on September 4, 2017 – 9:48 am -

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Father/son duo is in 15th year alongside each other on stage

 

Clayton Inman was your typical baseball dad. He was president of the Sevier County (Tenn.) High School baseball program’s booster club. His son was a left-handed first baseman who appeared to be destined to play at the collegiate level. However, a detour altered that path.

 

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Now, the Inmans have been playing on the same team for the past 15 years. “It’s been awesome,” Clayton emphasizes. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

 

However, for that to happen, Scotty Inman had to don a different type of uniform … trading his jersey and cleats for a coat and tie.

 

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

Clayton and Scotty Inman. (Craig Harris)

“Growing up, his love for this music was always there,” Clayton points out. “He was a pretty talented athlete. I never pushed him to do this.”

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SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday: Top Ten Artist Favorite Pizza Toppings

Written by Staff on July 22, 2015 – 8:21 am -

wackywednesdayThanks for joining us for another Wacky Wednesday on SGN Scoops. Today we ask another insightful question, “What do Gospel artists like to put on their pizza?” (because we know YOU are dying to know that answer!)

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

SGN Scoops polled a few artists about various things and tabulated their answers. We have used this (not so great) scientific process to create today’s Wacky Wednesday Top Ten!

The number one answer for favorite toppings was, of course, pepperoni. Who gave us this answer? Chris Jenkins, Karen Peck (who cheated and also asked for pineapple! But that’s okay because we all love Karen and she can say whatever she wants!) Joseph Habedank, Michaela Brown (yes, this kitchen chef actually eats pizza!) Billy Blackwood, and Gary Casto.

Gary Casto and Tribute

Gary Casto and Tribute

Donna King and Lauren Talley only wanted cheese!

David Sutton and Greg Bentley voted for sausage.

Two out of three Booth Brothers** asked for extra tomato sauce. The other one suggested green peppers.

Phil Collingsworth Sr. likes it Hawaiian style, and asked for pineapple.

Clayton Inman, Scotty Inman and Triumphant

Clayton Inman, Scotty Inman and Triumphant

Scott Inman also cheated, and instead of suggesting just one topping, he nominated “Meat Lovers” for his favorite. But again, we all love Scotty, so we let him get away with this response.

Speaking of Inmans, Scotty’s dad Clayton had only one word in response to what his favorite pizza topping was: “YES!”

Shannon Smith thinks along the same line as Clayton when he says, “Everything except anchovies!”

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

Hannah Webb stole this writer’s answer when she responded, “Barbeque Chicken!”

We are sure you have come away from this feature feeling more educated about the pizza toppings enjoyed by Southern Gospel artists. Or perhaps…just hungry for pizza. If so, we have accomplished our goal.

Stay tuned for more of these indepth polls right here on SGN Scoops!

 

Meet today’s contestants…

Who What Where
Chris Jenkins The Kingsmen http://kingsmenquartet.musiccitynetworks.com/
Joseph Habedank Soloist http://www.josephhabedank.com/
Clayton Inman The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Lauren Talley Alvey The Talleys http://thetalleys.com/
Phil Collingsworth Sr. The Collingsworth Family http://www.thecollingsworthfamily.com/
David Sutton The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Greg Bentley Crossroads Records, Soloist http://crossroadslabelgroup.com/
Gary Casto The Tribute Quartet http://tributequartet.com/
Billy Blackwood The Blackwood Brothers Quartet http://www.blackwoodbrothers.com/
Shannon Smith Three Bridges http://threebridgesgospel.com/
Michaela Brown The Browns http://thebrownsmusic.com/
Booth Brothers The Booth Brothers http://boothbrothers.com/
Scott Inman The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Karen Peck Karen Peck and New River http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com/
Donna King Zane and Donna King http://www.zaneanddonnaking.com/
Hannah Webb The Rick Webb Family http://rickwebbfamilymusic.com/

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

**Note: The Booth Brothers each answered each question but wouldn’t say whose answer it was…therefore we are leaving it up to you, dear reader, to guess whether the pithy answer comes from Michael Booth, Ronnie Booth or Paul Lancaster!

 

 

 


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Triumphant Quartet: Living In Harmony

Written by Staff on July 10, 2015 – 12:17 pm -

Triumphant

Triumphant

By Paige Givens
​     Southern Gospel music has been blessed with an abundance of amazing quartets, whose sound and talent keep people coming back for more. There is something about quartet singing that goes beyond simple enjoyment for both the singer and the listener. Gospel quartets have the ability to take the songs of old, songs of our Christian heritage, as well as new and inspired songs, and wrap them tightly in beautiful harmonies before sending them straight to the heart.

In this industry full of wonderful quartets, there are some that especially stand out, and Triumphant Quartet is one such group. Since they formed in 2003, Triumphant Quartet has enjoyed an exquisite harmony both on and off stage. They demonstrate the joys of living in harmony with one another and with the Lord.
The group actually began as singers for Sunday services in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Tenor David Sutton recalls, “Eric Bennett, Jeff Stice, and I had been volunteering at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, singing at her Sunday morning worship services that she held for tourists. She had the vision of having a gospel quartet at her theater doing morning shows and a Sunday night show. She approached us about the opportunity of forming a group to do this. To be honest with you, when she did, we all said, ‘We are happy and not interested but we will keep it in our prayers.’ A little time passed and she asked again. This went on for several weeks and finally we agreed to sit down and talk with her about what her vision was. Because of her vision and lots of prayer, this group was formed, and God continues to bless.”

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David goes on to explain how the group was named Triumphant Quartet. “The name Triumphant came from three fans. When the group formed we were known as Integrity. After a little over a year of singing, we received a letter from a well-known business that had the same name. They were in our same genre of music and felt because of the years they had used the name, there was a conflict of interest, so we decided to take a negative and turn it into a positive. We got with the management team at the theater and started coming up with ideas. We came up with the idea to let the fans pick our name. We started doing national marketing asking fans to submit names. We had over 3500 names submitted. We narrowed it down to our top five and went to Trademark attorneys to search the names out. Our top pick was Triumphant. We had three different people submit this name. We invited all three people to our show one Sunday night at the theater and presented them all with gifts.”

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SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday: Top Ten Places Gospel Artists Like To Eat

Written by Staff on June 24, 2015 – 4:37 pm -

wackywednesdayThanks for joining us for another Wacky Wednesday on SGN Scoops. Today we ask another insightful question: “Where do Gospel artists like to eat?”

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

SGN Scoops polled about 17 or so artists about various things and tabulated their answers. We have used this (not so great) scientific process to create today’s Wacky Wednesday Top Ten (more or less)!

Zane and Donna King

Zane and Donna King

Our panel of expert artists gave us the following answers.

The Number One answer it seems is, of course, Cracker Barrel. Now we aren’t sure if there is a particular entrée that is preferred by our contestants, although most of us on Facebook are aware that Gerald Wolfe likes Cracker Barrel for the lima beans. He was not one of our panel of guests, but five out of 17 on the panel voted for this country-style restaurant, including Greg Bentley, all three of the Booth Brothers and Donna King.

The next favorite place to eat is in a mall

Greg Bentley

Greg Bentley

food court, as voted on by Scotty Inman and David Sutton. David also indicated that he enjoys Bourbon Chicken in the mall.

Other favorite restaurants include…

Michaela Brown…Skyline Chili

Karen Peck… Longhorn Steakhouse

Hannah Webb… Panera

Lauren Talley Alvey…Cheesecake Factory

Gary Casto… Waffle House

Billy Blackwood… HuHot

Phil Collingsworth Sr. … Dickey’s Barbeque

Three Bridges

Three Bridges

Some other interesting responses include…

Clayton Inman, who likes to eat on the bus.

Joseph Habedank, who likes to investigate local restaurants.

Shannon Smith, who said, “Five Guys may be the most common and consistent, particularly when we’re on a tight

Joseph Habedank

Joseph Habedank

schedule (however, some of the local places are very cool and interesting.)”

So now you know! There may be more than 10 answers, but that is how we roll on the SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday!

Thanks again to all of our participants. Be watching SGN Scoops mainpage for more Wacky Wednesdays in the weeks to come. Do you want to suggest a subject or an artist? Email us at sgnscoops@gmail.com

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

For those of you who wish to find out more about our panel, here are the participants: (please note that not all participants answered every poll question)

Who What Where
Chris Jenkins The Kingsmen http://kingsmenquartet.musiccitynetworks.com/
Joseph Habedank Soloist http://www.josephhabedank.com/
Clayton Inman The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Lauren Talley Alvey The Talleys http://thetalleys.com/
Phil Collingsworth Sr. The Collingsworth Family http://www.thecollingsworthfamily.com/
David Sutton The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Greg Bentley Crossroads Records, Soloist http://crossroadslabelgroup.com/
Gary Casto The Tribute Quartet http://tributequartet.com/
Billy Blackwood The Blackwood Brothers Quartet http://www.blackwoodbrothers.com/
Shannon Smith Three Bridges http://threebridgesgospel.com/
Michaela Brown The Browns http://thebrownsmusic.com/
Booth Brothers The Booth Brothers http://boothbrothers.com/
Scott Inman The Triumphant Quartet http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
Karen Peck Karen Peck and New River http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com/
Donna King Zane and Donna King http://www.zaneanddonnaking.com/
Hannah Webb The Rick Webb Family http://rickwebbfamilymusic.com/

 


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SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten: Watches Male Artists Wear

Written by Staff on June 17, 2015 – 9:24 am -

wackywednesdayThanks for joining us for another Wacky Wednesday on SGN Scoops. Today we ask the deeply spiritual question, “What kind of watches do male artists wear?” SGN Scoops polled about 18 or so artists about various things and tabulated their answers. We have used this (not so great) scientific process to create today’s Wacky Wednesday Top Ten (more or less)!

Our panel of expert classy male Southern Gospel artists gave us the following answers.

 

Chris Jenkins, The Kingsmen

Chris Jenkins, The Kingsmen

We’ll start with the fashionable answers… J

Chris Jenkins (Kingsmen): “I tend to wear Fossil and Michael Kors” Don’t miss Chris and all the Kingsmen in the latest edition of SGN Scoops, found on our SGN Scoops mainpage.

Greg Bentley (Crossroads): “Fossil

Booth Brothers2 (Booth Brothers): “Gotta be any watch with the Fossil brand”

 

Then we move to the classic answers…

Scott Inman (Triumphant): “Rolex”

Joseph Habedank (Soloist): “Rolex?”

Billy Blackwood (Blackwood Brothers Quartet): “Bulova”

Joseph Habedank

Joseph Habedank

David Sutton (Triumphant): “Have no clue… I wear a Belair from Alan Sutton Jewelry, my brother’s Jewelry store!”

Gary Casto (Tribute): “Dress watch”

 

And then there is…well…the rest of them!

Clayton Inman (Triumphant): “No idea”

Booth Brothers 3: “Any that costs less than $200 with a few exceptions”

Phil Collingsworth Sr. (Collingsworth Family): “My cell phone!”

Clayton Inman

Clayton Inman

Shannon Smith (Three Bridges): “I rarely wear one”

Booth Brothers 1: “Cheapest one they can find”

 

 

Our Female Correspondents gave these responses:

Karen Peck (Karen Peck and New River): “LOL They don’t wear watches, they use their iPhones!”

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

Donna King (Zane and Donna King): “Over 40: TIMEX. Under 40: Fossil HA!”

Hannah Webb (The Rick Webb Family): “Tag Heuer or Fossil”

Michaela Brown (The Browns): “Rolex”

Lauren Talley Alvey (The Talleys): “I’m probably not the best person to ask; I’ve never noticed!”

 

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

We are sure you have come away from this feature feeling more educated about the accessories used by male Southern Gospel artists. Or perhaps…just entertained. If so, we have accomplished our goal.

Stay tuned for more of these indepth polls right here on SGN Scoops!

 

**Note: The Booth Brothers each answered each question but wouldn’t say whose answer it was…therefore we are leaving it up to you, dear reader, to guess whether the pithy answer comes from Michael Booth, Ronnie Booth or Paul Lancaster!

 


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SGNScoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten: Vacation Time!

Written by Staff on June 10, 2015 – 11:57 am -

wackywednesdayWelcome to another edition of Wacky Wednesday. SGN Scoops has polled about 18 or so artists about various things and received their answers. We have used this (not so great) scientific process to tabulate the Wacky Wednesday Top Ten (more or less)!

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

SGN Scoops Wacky Wednesday Top Ten

Today our subject is: Where do your favorite artists like to spend their vacations?

Our panel of expert artists gave us the following answers. These are not in any particular order.

It’s obvious that several on our artist panel are preparing to break out their Speedos! These include:

Joseph Habedank: “Rosemary Beach.” (soloist)

Karen Peck: “Destin, Florida.” (Karen Peck and New River)

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Karen Peck & New River

Greg Bentley: “Any sunny beach!” (Crossroads Studios)

Billy Blackwood: “Gulf Coast.” (Blackwood Brothers Quartet)

Clayton Inman: “Anywhere with a beach.” (Triumphant)

Gary Casto: “Hawaii!” (Tribute)

**Booth Brother 1: “Warm, sunny

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June 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Florida!” (Booth Brothers)

Chris Jenkins: “Top Regular Destination: Beach; Favorite Of all Time: Jamaica!” (Kingsmen) PS. Don’t miss the Kingsmen feature in the June 2015 edition of SGN Scoops!

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2015 SGNScoops Magazine

And then there is the lure of the lake…

Michaela Brown: “Lake Okoboji, Iowa.” (The Browns)

David Sutton: “The lake.” (Triumphant)

This might be the lake…or a nearby river…or stream…

Shannon Smith: “Any place that I can fish, read, and eat.” (Three Bridges)

 

We also have some fans of the beauty of North Carolina…

**Booth Brother 2: “Cabin in the North Carolina woods.”

Hannah Webb: “North Carolina mountains.” (The Rick Webb Family)

 

Other artists are going to be flying to their favorite vacation destinations:

talleys539Phil Collingsworth Sr.: “London ?” (Collingsworth Family)

Scott Inman: “  Australia!” (Triumphant)

Lauren Talley Alvey: “Honestly, after traveling all the time, when I have some time off, I love to just stay home. If we’re going somewhere, we like Las Vegas a lot for the shopping and shows. (We take Jesus to Sin City.)” (The Talleys)

Donna King: “Southern California because I have two daughters, a son-in-law and two grandsons there!” (Zane and Donna King)

 

And we are really surprised that only one person said…

Booth Brothers

Booth Brothers

**Booth Brother 3: “Home.” (Booth Brothers)

 

Thanks for joining us for Wacky Wednesday. Do you have a suggestion for a question we can ask our artist panel? Write to us at sgnscoops@gmail.com

 

Stay tuned for more of these indepth polls right here on SGN Scoops!

 

**Note: The Booth Brothers each answered each question but wouldn’t say whose answer it was…therefore we are leaving it up to you, dear reader, to guess whether the pithy answer comes from Michael Booth, Ronnie Booth or Paul Lancaster!

 


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Triumphant Quartet In Concert At Douglasville Georgia

Written by Staff on January 9, 2015 – 10:36 am -

Triumphant Quartet

Triumphant Quartet

On January 7, 2015, we were in New Genesis Church in Douglasville, GA to see the award-winning Triumphant Quartet.  This church has a lot of Southern Gospel Concerts and Triumphant Quartet is one of everyone’s  favorite groups that visit there.

image3Triumphant Quartet has been singing together since 2003 when they started singing at the Louise Mandrell Theater in their home town Pigeon Forge,TN.  Before forming the Quartet, one of the members was at the theater almost every Sunday morning, singing in the worship service there.  Louise decided she needed a full time quartet to appear daily at the theater so she contacted them and what started there is now history.  The four guys: Eric Bennett, David Sutton, Clayton Inman and Scotty Inman, have been singing together ever since.  In 2008, after Ms. Mandrell left the theater, they felt it was God’s will for them to go on the road full-time.
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Mercy’s Call

Eric and David have been on stage singing together for several years. They had been performing in Dollywood together, and when Triumphant was formed, they asked Clayton and Scotty to join them.  Clayton had been singing with Won by One, a group he formed in the mid-’90’s, and Scotty had been with Poet Voices. The four voices then joined together to become one of the most awarded male quartets on the road today.

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Eric Bennett

In Douglasville, Triumphant sang a good mixture of songs: fast, old, and new, and then Eric did a great closing invitation.  A local group, Mercy’s Call, which consists of Jennifer McAllister, Joey Peace and Jelinda Hill, opened the concert.

A great time was had by all! To experience Triumphant in a venue near you, visit their website at http://www.triumphantquartet.com/
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Triumphant Quartet Feels That Simple Is Good.

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 3, 2013 – 10:16 am -

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Triumphant Quartet Feels That Simple Is Good.

By Craig Harris

 

It was more than good enough on June 21 as the group invaded Edmonson County (Ky.) High School for the sixth annual Jeff Stice Homecoming Concert.

“It’s emotional for me,” Stice – the group’s pianist – said. “I look around, and I see teachers who taught me, a boss I used to work for in Bowling Green (Ky.) … I look out, and I see all these different
chapters of my life looking at me. It’s intimidating. It’s emotional. It’s a blessing.” The group has annual dates in or near each of the group members’ hometowns.

“It’s always exciting to go back home,” Triumphant tenor singer David Sutton said. “Our home folks
have supported us since we were little kids. We look forward to going back home. “It always seems electrifying.”

Stice – an Edmonson County High graduate – typically plays two piano solos during the group’s performance each evening, consisting of either “Down From His Glory” (which he opened with that night), “Mansion Over the Hilltop” or “Halleleujah Chorus.”

His homecoming concert kicked off with Stice taking the stage and performing a series 10 piano solos, intermingled with Stice’s emcee work. Stice spoke of how he began to play the piano and of the instrumental support of his family and friends, calling his dad Jimmy his hero but admitting that he is
his mother Evonia’s “moma’s boy.”

After Stice’s artistry was displayed for the first hour, Clayton Inman and Scotty Inman joined Stice on stage for the dramatic and powerful “He Is,” which earned a standing ovation from the crowd. “It’s
energy … they’re going to get energy from us,” Stice said.

Then, the group took off into what most of the group members agree is a nightly staple, performing
the chart-topping “Saved By Grace.” “It’s my favorite song we’ve ever recorded,” Stice said. “It’s an
anointed song.
“Carroll McGruder is a great writer. I’m so happy for him (receiving the Broadcast Music, Inc., Songwriter of the Year Award recently and being honored for writing ‘Saved By Grace’).”
Sutton added, “The one I still love doing every night is ‘Saved By Grace.’ I love that song. I love the
message. That and “Thinking of a Mansion” … I love both of those songs. Those two songs are just as
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LOU HILDRETH 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TO BE AIRED DECEMBER 29, 2012 ON WATC

Written by SGN Scoops on December 27, 2012 – 6:34 am -

creeksideAtlanta, GA.(December 27, 2012) – WATC Television out of Atlanta, Georgia, will be airing the Lou Hildreth 75th Anniversary Celebration held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention on October 30, 2012. The event was hosted by Coastal Media Group and SGNScoops to honor Lou Wills Hildreth, a Gospel Music legend who was delighted by tributes from artists such as Phil Cross, Ann Downing, The Blackwoods, Clayton Inman, Jeff Stice, David Sutton, The Southmen and many more, as well as video clips from Larry Gatlin, Larry Ford and Bill Gaither. Many of these special moments are shown on TV Special to be aired December 29, 2012 at 3:00pm.

Patricia Mathis and her crew of WATC TV, Atlanta’s TV 57, recorded the Celebration and is excited about airing the TV Special. “The inspiring and precious life of Lou Wills Hildreth, taped at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, will be aired in a 75th Anniversary Celebration special on www.watc.tv, Saturday, December 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will not want to miss this special honoring Lou for her 75 years of spreading the gospel in music through her own singing, inspiring others and being a person that everyone wanted to know. Thanks to Rob Patz of SGNScoops Digital Magazine and his crew for making this special an awesome event.”

Rob Patz, CEO of Coastal Media Group and publisher of SGNScoops, was thrilled to have the opportunity to honor his friend, Lou louchoirHildreth, in such a way. “Lou has spent her lifetime promoting this special music and its timeless message,” said Patz. “To be able to celebrate her achievements and the many friendships she has made was a blessing. We are excited that WATC TV was there to record this special event for those who couldn’t be with us. We hope many will tune in and watch!”

Picture information: Lou Hildreth, J.P. Miller and choir

 About WATC TV: WATC TV provides Atlanta with a mix of family, Christian and educational programming. It is known to viewers as the home of Atlanta Live and is seen over the air throughout the metro Atlanta market and also in over one million cable and satellite homes. WATC is the home of many original series and has been honored with numerous Angel and Telly Awards, as well as receiving it first EMMY in 2010. The station’s programming can be seen around the world via video streaming located on the WATC website at http://www.watc.tv/

About Creekside Gospel Music Convention: Creekside Gospel Music Convention held it’s inaugural event at the Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from October 29 through 31, 2012. The CGMC is presented by SGN Scoops and Coastal Media Group at Pigeon Forge and is the home of The Diamond Awards and other special events. Next year’s dates are October 28, 29 and 30th, 2013. For more information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention visit http://www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/

About SGNScoops: SGNScoops Digital is a fully-downloadable monthly magazine that exists to promote the gospel by unveiling what is intriguing and real about Southern Gospel and Christian Country music. SGNScoops offers music news and views as well as concert and book reviews, inspirational articles and features reaching beyond our gospel music world. SGNScoops is the home of the Diamond Awards, a fan-based annual awards program recognizing the best in Southern Gospel and Christian Country music.  SGN Scoops is always digital, always free. For more information: http://www.sgnscoops.com/


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On-Site Exclusive Concert Report- “Triumphant Quartet”

Written by Rhonda on September 2, 2010 – 12:58 pm -

SGNScoops would like to thank Southern Gospel Music Fan, Elaine Harcourt for sharing her experience of a recent Triumphant Quartet concert.  Ms. Harcourt drove 2 hours to see the quartet and has stated it was well worth the trip. 
 
Triumphant Quartet began their ministry in 2003 as the “Integrity Quartet” beginning at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN.  Since that time, Triumphant Quartet has experienced tremendous success with hit songs and numerous awards and award nominations.  Success hasn’t side-tracked Triumphant Quartet from their mission or changed the reason they sing.  Triumphant proclaims “Christ is the reason we sing” and their mission is ” to spread the Word of God through song and share the good news of Christ with other believers.” (http://www.triumphantquartet.com/thegroup.html)  Ms. Elaine Harcourt was one many who received a blessing that night and her story is as follows: 
 
     On Saturday, August 28, I drove to Iola, KS for the kick-off concert to the SEKCAS (Southeast KS Christian Artist Series) for the 2010-2011 season at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. SEKCAS is a great venue and these concerts have been held here for a number of years. Each year between Aug- April, they bring 3-5 Southern Gospel Music concerts to mostly packed houses to town.   It’s a small town but not small when it comes to knowing and  loving Southern Gospel Music.
 
     When I walked in the door of Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Scott Inman (baritone) and his dad, Clayton Inman(lead), were at the table! It was great getting to see them and visit with them awhile. David Sutton (tenor) joined us and I was able to get some pictures taken before the evening started.
 
     After visiting and taking pictures, I made my way to my front-row seat & settled in for an evening of great music. This was my first Triumphant solo concert and it was great! A little comedy, a lot of music, and testimony rounded out the evening. Eric Bennett (bass) served as MC for the group & did an outstanding job.
 
     Among other songs,  they sang: “DON’T LET THE SANDALS FOOL YA”, “WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS”, “DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW”, & “WHITE FLAG OF SURRENDER.” The promoters had made small white flags which they gave to everyone when they came in & it was great to see them waving!  Eric sang “LONG BLACK TRAIN “& did a masterful job.  Jeff Stice (pianist) & David Sutton (harmonica) played a duet on “THIS TRAIN.”  Awesome! Later, Jeff played “THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS”  + one other song. Eric gave a great lead-in to Scott’s “SOMEONE DIED FOR ME”  which is a very moving song. The group sang a medley of standards including  “DADDY SANG BASS.”  During the song, the singers all went down into the crowd shaking hands & getting individuals to sing the lines “Daddy sang bass” & “Mama sang tenor”. It was a lot of fun.
 
     It was a wonderful evening and well worth the 2 hour drive to get there! I recommend for everyone to go see Triumphant Quartet when you get the chance, you’ll get a blessing.
 
-Elaine Harcourt
 
*** The Triumphant Quartet will be having a “Homecoming” September 27th & 2th at the River Plantation RV Park & Conference Center in Sevierville, TN.  For more concert and other information, visit http://www.triumphantquartet.com/


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