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SGN Scoops Fast Five: Alan Kendall

Written by Staff on November 18, 2014 – 12:06 pm -

IMG_0150A few years back a young man joined the Melody Boys Quartet and that was the beginning of Alan Kendall’s adventure as a Southern Gospel artist. Since then, Alan has married, started a family and is now exploring a solo career. We wondered what Alan was up to lately, so we tracked him down and gave him our Fast Five quiz. Now we all can learn a little more about this gifted Gospel singer!

SGN:  Who introduced you to Southern Gospel music?

AK: My parents introduced me to gospel music literally from birth. My mom is the best soprano any church choir could ask for, and my father has a HUGE collection of records. I had heard more Blackwood Brothers, Statesmen, Harmoneers, Chuck Wagon Gang, and Sunshine Boys records by the time I was five than most hear in a lifetime. We just love it!

kendall family editSGN:  Please introduce yourself to our readers.

AK: My experience in singing is brief, but my heart for, and knowledge of, this music runs deep. I have worked on volunteer staff for the SGMA and Grand Ole Gospel Reunion for about 12 years. I began my professional singing career with the Melody Boys Quartet of Little Rock, Arkansas. I traveled coast to coast with some of my dearest friends until I married my beautiful wife Savannah in 2010, at which point I returned home to Georgia. I sang for a year with Freedom and then for three years with The Rebels Quartet. When my daughter Evalee was born earlier this year, I knew the time was coming where I would eventually be rearranging my travel schedule in order to spend more time with my family. Starting in October, I began accepting solo dates. Several doors are opening and I am very excited!

 

SGN:  Do you have a website and/or a IMG_0151Facebook page?
AK: I do not currently have a website. That is still in development. You can find and “like” me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alankendallmusic, and you can check out some of my music and view my schedule at www.reverbnation.com/alankendallmusic.  For those who wish to contact me, my email is akendall83@aim.com, or you can call 706-970-0246.
SGN:  What is your favorite place to eat while on the road? 
AK: Where do I start? Fast food wise I am a Chick-Alan and child editfil-a man all the way. When it comes to a good sit-down restaurant, give me Cracker Barrel or Mimi’s Cafe.

SGN:  If you could go back in time and sing with one group, who would it be?
AK: If I could sing with any group in the old days, it would probably be either The Weatherfords or the Original Cathedrals. I love tight harmony singing, of which those two were tops. Also, being stationed at a church like the Cathedral of Tomorrow, enjoying a good home life, and singing, sounds like a dream job to me!
Thanks to Alan Kendall for sitting in the hot seat today and answering our Fast Five! Stay tuned for more Fast Five features here on SGN Scoops website!

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This week on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on May 20, 2013 – 5:09 am -

The members of Beyond the Ashes are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of May 20.  Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel music todaygospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is Royal City, and Jean reviews a new CD by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound.  “Turning Points,” featuring Jeff Hawes of Karen Peck and New River, is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes, and David Bruce Murray looks at the history of The Nelons. The Melody Boys Quartet and The Booth Brothers sing, and the show includes an exclusive concert video of Heaven’s Echoes, captured by the Gospel Music Today cameras at  the Mid-Arkansas Quartet Convention, in Plumerville, AR. The show is on KWBH TV47 in Oklahoma every Monday at 6:00 PM, and it’s online now at the Gospel Music Today website,www.gospelmusictoday.com


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November 2012 Edition Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 10, 2012 – 11:07 am -

Tis this season to be thankful,and we have a lot to be thankful for at SGNScoops Magazine. Be sure to read the highlights of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention! Rhonda gives the details of Lou Hildreth’s Celebration as well as details about this year’s Diamond Awards Show. Congratulations to all the winners. We are grateful to all those who participated in this year’s event and look forward to Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2013. We are very excited to present Canton Junction as the cover story and also highlight the ministries of Mercy’s Well, Tyler Hudson, Wes Combs, The Breakfast Club and the Littles. Celebrate 50 years in Gospel Music with the Singing Cookes and the retirement of the Melody Boys Quartet in this issue too! Don’t miss Ms. Lou’s memories, a Mathis moment with John Mathis or inspiration from Scott Rhoades. And a “must read story” is in this issue written by special guest writer, Kenna West regarding faith sharing. Check out who is releasing new music this month and see who is topping the charts! All of this and more written by a staff with more than 100 years experience in the Gospel Music Industry thus making us a trusted and reliable source of news and information. Don’t forget, our magazine is absolutely free! Please share with your friends! From the staff of SGNScoops Magazine, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Karen Peck and New River on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on September 17, 2012 – 9:08 am -

Karen Peck and New River are the guests on the latest edition of Gospel Music Today. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is Cross Pointe Trio.  Jean looks at a new CD by Naomi Edwards and the show includes singing by The Melody Boys Quartet and Paul’s Journey.  The Gospel Music Today cameras captured exclusive concert video of Brian Free and Assurance at the Master’s Voice Homecoming in Bristow, OK. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.

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The Melody Boys Quartet, Wilburn and Wilburn, Wendy Word and Forgiven and Matt Dibler on Gospel Music Today This Week

Written by SGN Scoops on June 18, 2012 – 12:14 pm -

Wendy and Tony Word of  Wendy Word and Forgiven are the guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today. The Feature Group is Wilburn and Wilburn, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Gospel Music Today visits Geyer Springs Baptist Church, in Little Rock, AR, to hear The Melody Boys Quartet sing. Jean reviews a new CD by Matt Dibler, and the show features singing by The Mark Trammell Quartet. The latest edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.
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Freedom Trio on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on March 26, 2012 – 7:44 am -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are John Rulapaugh and Josh Garner of Freedom Trio. The Feature Group is The Lannings, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Ken and Jean visit Sara Road Baptist Church, in Yukon, OK, to hear The Melody Boys Quartet sing. Jean reviews a new CD by 2-R-More, and the show features singing by The Torchmen and The Greesons. The latest edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.

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