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SGMA BRINGS CATHEDRAL BUS TO NQC FOR TOURS ON TUESDAY

Written by Staff on September 20, 2019 – 12:54 pm -

SGMA BRINGS CATHEDRAL BUS TO NQC FOR TOURS ON TUESDAY

CATHEDRAL BUS

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) is thrilled to announce that the Cathedral bus will be available for tours on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 3-6pm during National Quartet Convention this year only. The black silhouette that carried The Cathedrals safely all over the nation has driven its last mile, but the memories live on. The bus has been generously donated for display at the SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum, so you will have an opportunity to board the bus and sit where George Younce sat, walk around the back parlor where Glen Payne sat with his Rand McNally, mapping from one date to the next, and experience “the last ride.” As they sat in the front lounge, recounting memories, Ernie Haase, shared with JP Miller, “I can still smell George’s cologne in his closet, and his shoe rack is still right where it was when he used it last.”

Join us for the SGMA Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at 1:00pm inside LeConte Center for the Induction Ceremony and benefit concert. Learn how you can join the SGMA and help preserve the history of Southern Gospel music for generations to come. Your $20 membership fee includes an SGMA tote bag and a ticket to tour the Cathedral bus on Tuesday between 3pm and 6pm. If you recently renewed your membership, your $20 donation will extend your membership one year from the date of expiration.

If you’d like to be one of the first to board the Cathedral bus for “the last ride,” you can donate today online at www.sgma.org and you will receive a special first-class ticket that will allow you to board at the front of the line. Your $50 online donation will include a two-year membership to the SGMA, an SMGA tote bag and you’ll be one of the first to experience life on the Cathedral bus.

Plan to join us on Tuesday at 1:00pm for the SGMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and benefit concert and be a part of preserving the music we love for generations to come. Immediately following the ceremony, enjoy “the last ride” on the Cathedral bus, just outside the doors of LeConte Center.

The SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum is located inside the gates of the Dollywood theme park. On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we thank you for helping us keep the music and the memories we cherish alive. Visit www.sgma.org for more information.

 

Video:  Ernie Haase interview with JP Miller on the Cathedral bus, filmed and produced by Jonathan Kitts.

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Fox News’ Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC

Written by Staff on August 26, 2019 – 10:08 am -

Todd Starnes, Journalist, Will Tape Show, Starnes Country, to Feature Gospel Music’s Largest Annual Event

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 26, 2019) – NQC (the National Quartet Convention) has announced that Todd Starnes, celebrated Fox News journalist, will appear during the 2019 National Quartet Convention. Todd will speak during the NQC Chapel service on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 10:00 AM.

Additionally, Starnes will be covering the NQC on his signature show Starnes Country, which is on Fox Nation.

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQCStarnes Country is a news magazine-style program where Todd travels the heartland, providing commentary on the political and cultural issues of the day with his signature southern humor and conservative style.

NQC will be featured during one of the upcoming episodes of the new show. Air dates and times will be announced at a later date.

“Todd Starnes has been a long-time friend of the NQC, and we are delighted to welcome him back to the event,” states Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President of the National Quartet Convention. “We are also thrilled that he and his producers have decided to make NQC the focus of one of the episodes of Starnes Country.

Fox News' Todd Starnes To Appear at NQC“My family has been attending the National Quartet Convention for a number of years,” says Todd Starnes. “It’s the premier event for Southern Gospel fans and I’m excited to be able to share that story with the rest of the nation.”

Todd Starnes is an American conservative columnist, commentator, author and radio host. He has appeared on multiple Fox News programs and In June 2017 began hosting a syndicated talk radio show on Fox News Radio.

NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.

The 2019 NQC will be held in Pigeon Forge, TN at the LeConte Center from Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Saturday, September 28, 2019.

For schedule, admission and all other information, visit www.NQConline.com

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NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 3, 2019 – 12:15 pm -

NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – NQCthe National Quartet Convention – has announced the creation of a new tour series called, NQC Road Trip. The concerts associated with this tour will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Union Performing Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK, at First Southern Baptist Church and Hallsville, TX, at Hallsville High School Coliseum.

NQC Executive Vice President, Clarke Beasley, states, “We have recognized these particular cities and surrounding areas as underserved by concerts and artist appearances, though there are many fans of our music in and around these cities.  Therefore, we created the NQC Road Trip tour in order to bring top tier talent to these markets.”
Appearing at these dates will be the Hoppers, Greater Vision, the Mark Trammell Quartet and Jim & Melissa Brady.  The Tulsa and Oklahoma City concert will also include Master’s Voice and will be emceed by veteran promoter and emcee, Duane Garren.
Clarke Beasley also stated that this tour series is something that can be very portable, and NQC will be exploring other locations in the future. Tickets for NQC Road Trip are on sale now at www.NQConline.com.
NQC 2019 will be held September 22, 2019 – September 28, 2019 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Seats are on sale now. For more information, log onto www.NQConline.com.
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.

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NQC Announces Original Television Series

Written by Staff on March 27, 2019 – 6:09 am -

NQC Announces Original Television Series

NQC Announces Original Television Series

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 22, 2019) – NQC – the National Quartet Convention – has announced they are producing an original television series called, NQC’s American Gospel. The program will be hosted by Gerald Wolfe and Joseph Habedank and feature main stage performances from the 2018 National Quartet Convention. The program will have a featured artist for each episode, with that artist being interviewed by Matt Fouch of Legacy Five. Each episode will also feature a segment from the 2018 Gospel Music Hymn Sing.

The half-hour program will be viewable on NQC’s on-demand platforms which include the NQC YouTube Channel, NQCOnline, and Roku Channel, NQCTV. In addition, several television networks have expressed interest in carrying the program on varying days and times with varying launch dates.
Clarke Beasley

Clarke Beasley

“We are excited about this new series, “states Clarke Beasley, NQC’s Executive Vice President. “This program gives viewers the feeling that they are attending the Convention with many of the sites and sounds of the event visible on the program.  We believe this will entice people to want to attend NQC in person.”

NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was formed in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.

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Exodus “shares the truth” on NQC mainstage

Written by Staff on October 11, 2018 – 5:46 am -

Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus on NQC mainstage

What a great time Exodus had at the 2018 National Quartet Convention (NQC) this year. It’s a place to connect with friends, make new ones, and sit in heavenly places, as touching lyrics and beautiful melodies fill the soul.

Exodus on NQC mainstageThere’s definitely no place like it and for Exodus to be a part of such an extraordinary event is humbling, to say the least.
Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus on NQC mainstage

We had just stepped into a new era of our ministry, as we became an all female trio. We decided.. ‘ to sing in one of the showcases would be a good idea.’ Much to our surprise, Exodus was chosen to sing on main stage.

Exodus on NQC mainstageWe were so happy. We all need encouragement from time to time and this definitely encouraged us.
Exodus on NQC mainstageYes, the lights are grand, the stage is awesome, but all that fades away as you remember the pledge you made so long ago, to allow the Holy Spirit the space he requires to live and be seen through you.Exodus on NQC mainstageWe sang our newest radio release written by Susan Brady and Phil Cross, “Thats What Happened At The Cross.” May we never forget what happened there.

Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus

Singing on the same stage, where all the greatest groups and singers have sung their heart out, year after year, with the hope of leaving a stamp of love on our hearts and a new spring in our step, gave us a sense of pride in knowing the message in which we carry brings hope to the hopeless and redemption to the lost.

Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus on NQC mainstage

What an honor to share these truths before so many people at one time.

Exodus on NQC mainstage

Exodus on NQC mainstage

We want to thank Shane Roark and Chapel Valley for sponsoring and managing the showcases each year, as well as Clark Beasley and all the folks who work so hard making NQC the greatest event for Southern Gospel music.

If you have never attended NQC I urge you to make plans to attend next year! You won’t regret it.

By Susan Brady of Exodus

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NQC 2018: The Song Goes On!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 1, 2018 – 8:50 am -

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.  –  Over 40,000 people from all over the United States and all over the world – including Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, Brazil and Canada – enjoyed the very best in gospel music at the 61st NQC, the National Quartet Convention.
Approximately 100 hours of music, inspiring messages, and moving testimonies filled the halls of the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN over the past week.
The final day and evening of NQC is always bittersweet – savoring the last moments but having to say goodbye to friends you may only see once a year.
This morning, the Hoppers led worship for chapel, followed by a moving message from Dr. Tim Hill. Always a highlight of NQC, Gerald Wolfe brought out the red back hymnal to lead the crowd in classic songs of the church at the Gospel Music Hymn Sing.
Next up, it was the Matinee Quartet Extravaganza – you just can’t beat that four-part harmony – with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Kingdom Heirs, Mark Trammell Quartet, Tribute, Triumphant, and Second Half Quartet.
The evening concerts were hosted by Bill Bailey. Tonight’s performers were: Rochesters, Dixie Melody Boys, Childress Family, Erwins, Chandlers, Kingsmen, Roarks, Mylon Hayes Family, Mark Bishop, Browns, Greater Vision, Jonathan Wilburn, Rick Webb Family, Kingdom Heirs, Talleys, Second-Half Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, Tribute Quartet and the Whisnants.
There was a sweet spirit of prayer and a holy reverance throughout the performances tonight with many groups sharing songs and testimonies about the role of prayer in their lives.
There’s always been a strong tie of patriotism in Gospel music and tonight, the NQC paid honor to the USA with a special “Grand Finale” – I LOVE AMERICA – filled with patriotic songs. Special performances included: “God Bless America” by Melissa Brady, “God Bless The USA” by Joseph Habedank and the Erwins, as well as audience sing-alongs including “The National Anthem,” “You’re A Grand Ole Flag,” and more.
NQC 2019 will be held September 22, 2019 – September 28, 2019 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Seats will go on sale October 15, 2018. Log onto www.NQConline.com for more information.
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.

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NQC RECAP: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Written by Staff on September 28, 2018 – 8:31 am -

Gaither Vocal Band at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods

Gaither Vocal Band at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (September 26, 2018) –  It was a terrific Thursday filled with music and message at NQC. The day started bright and early with morning chapel service as the Mark Trammell Quartet and Mike Speck led the crowd in worship, followed by a message from one of the most dynamic preachers today, C.T. Townsend.
Moving forward into the day, Dennis Swanberg gave convention-goers a laugh-break with his comedy.
Bill Gaither at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods

Bill Gaither at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods

Next up was Bill Gaither and his Homecoming Friends, filling the LeConte Center with classic songs made popular on the Gaither videos.

The evening concerts were hosted by Josh Franks. Tonight’s performers were: Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Hoppers, Legacy Five, Jonathan Wilburn, Gold City, Ball Brothers, Greater Vision, Tribute Quartet, Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, Dr. David Jeremiah, Primitive Quartet, Three Bridges, Kingdom Heirs. Power half-hour performances by Tim Menzies, Torchmen, Jordan Family Band, Debra Perry & Jaidyn’s Call
Among tonight’s highlights were the classic harmony of the Gaither Vocal Band, and the comedy of Bill Gaither and his sidekick, Kevin Williams and the moving testimony of Josh Townsend – pianist for Legacy Five – as he told of suffering abuse at the hands of his father in the womb before he was even born. The abuse left his twin dead before birth and Josh suffered a stroke before being delivered. Due to this, doctors told his mother that he would never have use of his left hand, to which Josh testified tonight – “they were wrong.” The crowd – with tears streaming down their face – gave Townsend a standing ovation after he performed the song, “God’s Been Good.”
C.T. Townsend at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods

C.T. Townsend at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods. C.T. Townsend will also be appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention Oct. 28-Nov.1

NQC – the National Quartet Convention – continues until Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Over 40,000 people are expected to enjoy the concerts and festivities planned.

Coming up tomorrow, Friday, September 28, 2018:
  • Chapel with Jim Brady Trio and the First Baptist Church Indian Trail Choir and message by Dr. Mike Whitson
  • Blazing Pianos
  • Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Matinee Extravaganza
  • Evening Concerts featuring: Erwins, Dixie Echoes, Nelons, LeFevre Quartet, Taylors, Mark Trammell Quartet, McKameys, Lynda Randle, Perrys, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Isaacs, Joseph Habedank, Hoppers, Triumphant, Karen Peck & New River and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.
Bill Gaither reunion at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods

Bill Gaither and Homecoming Friends at NQC. Photo by Chip Woods

For more information, visit www.NQConline.com.

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Updated: Pray for Matt Dibler of the Inspirations

Written by Staff on September 27, 2018 – 5:35 pm -

Just announced to pray for Matt Dibler. I think I got that right, if the Inspirations. Was in a car accident this aft. He has been airlifted to Knoxville. - Matt Dibler

Inspirations at NQC 2018

News from the National Quartet Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee:

Just announced (Thursday,  September 27, 2018):  Please pray for Matt Dibler of the Inspirations. Dibler was in a car accident this afternooon. He has been airlifted to Knoxville.

Matt Dibler

Matt Dibler

Please pray for Matt Dibler and his family.

Updayed at 10:00 p.m. EST from the Inspirations Facebook page :

“Thanks for all of the calls and prayers for our lead singer, Matt Dibler, who was in a car accident today. He is in the hospital for observation with a broken rib over his heart and a fractured knee cap. We will post updates as we know them. Please keep Matt in your prayers.”

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NQC: IT’S ALMOST HERE!!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 22, 2018 – 4:08 pm -

NQC: IT'S ALMOST HERE!!

NQC: IT’S ALMOST HERE!!

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (September 22, 2018) – In less than 24 hours, thousands of Gospel music fans will descend upon the town of Pigeon Forge, TN and surrounding areas for Gospel music’s largest annual event, NQC – the National Quartet Convention!

The 61st Anniversary edition of NQC will take place from Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Over 40,000 people are expected to enjoy the event. Full schedule details may be found at www.NQConline.com.
Organizers, crew and event staff are putting the final touches on Pigeon Forge, TN’s LeConte Center in preparation for a full week of non-stop activities, music, food, fun, and fellowship.
Among the special highlights this year are:
  • Inaugural Appearance by Dr. Robert Jeffress
  • Bill Gaither & the Gaither Vocal Band
  • The Gaither Homecoming Sing-a-Long
  • SGMA Hall of Fame Induction and Benefit Concert featuring the 2018 inductions of Ann Downing, Tracy Stuffle, Mark Trammell, Norman Wilson
  • Singing News Fan Awards
  • Inspiring Chapel services
  • Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Gerald Wolfe’s Hymn Sing
  • Quartet Matinee Extravaganza
  • More than 100 of your favorite Gospel artists
  • and so much more!
In addition, NQC’s main stage will be filled with Gospel music’s best and brightest along with new artists making their mark, including: Hoppers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Tribute Quartet, McKameys, Erwins, Joseph Habedank, Legacy Five, Guardians, Kingdom Heirs, Jeff & Sheri Easter and many more!
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.
For schedule, admission and all other information, visit www.NQConline.com.

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NQC: The Song Goes On!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 28, 2018 – 8:50 am -

NQC: The Song Goes On!

NQC: The Song Goes On!

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Organizers for the 61st Anniversary edition of NQC – the National Quartet Convention – are busily preparing for thousands of music fans to descend on Pigeon Forge, TN for Gospel music’s largest annual event.

Pigeon Forge, TN’s LeConte Center will once again host the event from Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2017. More than 40,000 people are expected to enjoy NQC’s 61st event.
Among the special highlights this year are:
  • Inaugural Appearance by Dr. Robert Jeffress
  • Bill Gaither & the Gaither Vocal Band
  • The Gaither Homecoming Sing-a-Long
  • SGMA Hall of Fame Induction and Benefit Concert featuring the 2018 inductions of Ann Downing, Tracy Stuffle, Mark Trammell, Norman Wilson
  • Singing News Fan Awards
  • Inspiring Chapel services
  • Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Gerald Wolfe’s Hymn Sing
  • Quartet Matinee Extravaganza
  • More than 100 of your favorite Gospel artists
  • and so much more!
In addition, NQC’s main stage will be filled with Gospel music’s best and brightest along with new artists making their mark, including: Hoppers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, Jim Brady Trio, Jason Crabb, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, McKameys, Erwins, Joseph Habedank, Legacy Five, Tribute Quartet, Guardians, Kingdom Heirs, Jeff & Sheri Easter and many more!
Clarke Beasley, NQC executive vice-president comments: “We are excited about this year’s NQC and believe Gospel Music fans who attend will have a one of kind experience at Gospel Music’s largest annual event.”
NQC – the National Quartet Convention – was founded in 1957 by gospel music legend and former backup vocalist for Elvis Presley, J.D. Sumner who co-produced the event with James Blackwood. The annual convention was moved in later years to Nashville, TN and then to Louisville, KY where it was held for 20 years.
For schedule, admission and all other information, visit www.NQConline.com.

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