International Gospel Music Icon Returns to Gospel Music’s Largest Annual Event
Gaither Vocal Band and Homecoming Sing-Along Appearances Headline NQC’s All-Star 60th Anniversary Celebration
Pigeon Forge, TN (April 6, 2017) – Clarke Beasley – Executive Vice President, NQC – took the stage during the NQC Spring Break Event at First Baptist Sevierville, TN to make a special announcement that Bill Gaither would be returning to NQC 2017. The 60th Anniversary of NQC – Gospel music’s largest annual event – will feature appearances by the Gaither Vocal Band and the Homecoming Sing-Along on Thursday. The appearances mark a return for Gaither after a 3 year absence at the convention.
“The entire NQC Board is thrilled that we are able to present Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band at the 60th Anniversary celebration of the NQC,” stated Beasley. “Our participants and attendees are overjoyed at Bill’s return.”
Bill Gaither shared, “I am excited to be back at NQC this year with the Gaither Vocal Band celebrating NQC’s 60th Anniversary and we are looking forward to the Homecoming Sing-along on Thursday afternoon with all our friends.”
The 60th anniversary celebration of the National Quartet Convention will be heldSeptember 24-30, 2017 in Pigeon Forge, TN at the LeConte Center. An all-star lineup of the best in gospel music will delight fans during the week with performances including GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members The Hoppers, Grammy award winner Jason Crabb, and award-winning artists such as Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Kingdom Heirs, Whisnants, Joseph Habedank, the Jim Brady Trio, Mark Trammell Quartet, the Collingsworth Family, Tribute Quartet, The Erwins, Karen Peck & New River and so many more.
In addition to the evening concerts, many other events and activities await thousands of gospel music fans throughout the week including the Singing News Fan Awards, Dr. David Jeremiah’s keynote address, Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing and more.
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It’s 10 am in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Eric Bennett is speaking to the attendees about God’s Amazing Grace. There isn’t a dry eye in this place. It’s getting real in here and all of us at SGN Scoops are having a blast at the National Quartet Convention.
This is what it’s all about. It is truly about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Do you know HIM?
Stop by booth 904 today at 4 pm and pick up a free copy of our new “printed” newspaper. We would love to meet you and share what God is doing at SGN Scoops with you..
Have great Wednesday.
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This is what happens in the bus parking lot at NQC when a bunch of musicians get together.Listen to this pickin. What an awesome NQC 2016 moment!
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The Mainstage at NQC was electric tonight as the Kingdom Heirs amazed the crowd. It was Loren Harris’ debut at NQC as the newest member of Dollywood’s favorite quartet.
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The McKameys are on stage at NQC in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Ms Peg just lost both shoes. It’s a great night in Pigeon Forge. Hope you’re here and if not , we hope you are on your way!
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Pigeon Forge, TN Readies to Welcome Thousands of Gospel Music Lovers for Annual Convention
Pigeon Forge, TN (September 22, 2016) – Organizers and event staff are busily making final preparations to welcome thousands of gospel music lovers to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN for NQC 2016.
The city of Pigeon Forge, TN will welcome an estimated 40,000 fans to the area as they enjoy concerts and festivities planned during NQC, held the week of September 25 – October 1, 2016.
Pigeon Forge, TN’s LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge serves as the home for the annual convention – a $45 million special events facility that opened in 2013. The center’s primary space will be configured for 11,000 seats for the NQC, with no seat more than 150 feet from the stage.
An all-star lineup of gospel music’s “who’s who” are featured throughout the week with showcases and nightly concerts delighting attendees. Highlights of the week include Grammy winner Jason Crabb, GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members The Hoppers, and award-winning artists such as the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Whisnants, the Jim Brady Trio, Mark Trammell Quartet, the Collingsworth Family, Tribute Quartet and many more!
In addition to the evening concerts, a plethora of events and activities await the thousands of gospel music fans throughout the week including the Singing News Fan Awards, Dr. David Jeremiah’s keynote address and more.
Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President, states: “We are looking forward to another great NQC in Pigeon Forge, and we are confident that attendees and participants will agree that NQC is truly a Gospel Music experience like no other.”
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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Tweet of the Day:
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Tweet of the day by NQC! Love it……
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SGN Scoops had several roving reporters at NQC this past week, and we are thrilled at the pictures and interviews they obtained. You will be
seeing the fruits of their labors in upcoming SGN Scoops magazine editions, but we wanted you to see some of these live shots now.
Thanks again to all of our writers and photographers, as many of them are also artists that participated in events at the National Quartet Convention. We hope you have enjoyed all of their contributions over the last few days.
Artists that appear hear are members of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound,
Greater Vision, Gold City, 11th Hour, The Bowling Family, Karen Peck and New River, The Whisnants, Mark Trammell Quartet, Triumphant Quartet.
Thanks to Craig Harris for these great photos from Saturday night at NQC.
For more artist features, photos and stories, stay tuned to SGNScoops’ Facebook page.
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SGN Scoops was blessed to have several of our staff and our Social Media team on hand at the National Quartet
Convention. Michelle and Pat Drummond brought us some very special pictures from the week of concerts which they attended as artists. The Drummond Family are from Florida and are an excellent family group that you need to hear! You can find out more about them here.
Be sure to return often to the SGN Scoops website page and to the SGN Scoops Facebook page for more great pictures and artist features. The October SGN Scoops digital magazine will be available soon with a cover story you won’t want to miss! Watch for it!
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