Creekside Gospel Music Convention is coming soon to beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Join us as we listen to great Gospel music, enjoy the majestic Smoky Mountains and have a great time in fun and fellowship with other fans and artists of Creekside. Please reserve your ticket soon
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Southside, Alabama (September 1, 2015) – The Mark Trammell Quartet announces today that their three day Homecoming Event is returning to Hill Crest Baptist Church July 29-31, 2016. After fans inquired about the absence of a MTQ Homecoming in 2015 due to a heavy touring schedule, the quartet wants them to be the first to know the artists, dates and activities so they can plan to be in attendance for their 2016 Homecoming. The line-up features two of the most popular programs appearing right now in Gospel Music.
The MTQ Homecoming will begin on Friday, July 29, 2016 featuring the Gold City Reunion with special guest Tim Riley and artists Wilburn and Wilburn, Jay Parrack and Vocal Event and The Mark Trammell Quartet. Saturday morning, those signed up to take part in the Golf Tournament will gather at Silver Lakes Golf Course in Gadsden, Alabama at 8:30 AM for a morning of fun and fellowship. (Golf Tournament is open to the public.) That same evening, The Mark Trammell Quartet will share the stage with their friends Greater Vision and come together as The Second Half Quartet; featuring Gerald Wolfe, Mark Trammell, Chris Allman, Rodney Griffin and Pat Barker on classic Gospel songs from the past. On Sunday morning, MTQ will take part in the worship service at their home church with the Hill Crest Choir and Orchestra to close out the weekend.
This event is the quartet’s gift to the fans for supporting the ministry all year and is sponsored by Mark Trammell Quartet Outreach which is a non-profit ministry branch of MTQ. The Mark Trammell Quartet wishes to thank everyone in advance for their financial and prayerful support of this ministry and its effort to take quality Gospel Music to areas that could not otherwise have it. All concerts and services will take place at the Trammell’s home church, Hill Crest Baptist Church. Hill Crest is located in Anniston, Alabama just off of Highway 431, easy to find and accessible. You can find more information about the MTQ Homecoming on the group’s website: http://mtqhomecoming.com.
Mark Trammell has been involved in Gospel Music for 41 years and formed The Mark Trammell quartet in 2002. The group is a full-time, professional Southern Gospel Quartet whose goal is to see Believers edified and lost souls come to know the Lord through Gospel Music and evangelism. Based out of Southside, Alabama these four men have traveled all over the U.S, Canada and are planning their debut in Ireland for the fall of 2016.
Mark Trammell Ministries
PO Box 588
Gadsden, AL 35902
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Thousands Set To Return for Seven Days of Concerts in Great Smoky Mountains Resort City
Pigeon Forge, TN – The attention of the southern gospel music industry will again be on Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from September 27 – October 3, 2015, when hundreds of performers and approximately 40,000 fans unite for the 59th Annual NQC (National Quartet Convention.)
“Coming off of our largest convention in 13 years, we are excited about what is in store for our second year in Pigeon Forge,” said Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President.
J.D. Sumner, a gospel music legend and former backup singer for Elvis Presley, founded the NQC in 1957 in Memphis, co-producing it with James Blackwood. It later moved to Nashville and has been in Louisville, Ky., for 20 years.
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.
Featured artists are a “Who’s Who” of southern gospel music, and nightly concerts feature up to 20 acts. Among them are the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, the Hoppers, the Kingdom Heirs, Triumphant and the Collingsworth Family, as well as prominent soloists such as Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb.
Special events during the week include the Singing News Fan Awards, a fan-voted program of Singing News Magazine, on Sept. 30, the keynote address by Dr. David Jeremiah on Oct. 2nd , the Cathedrals’ Family Reunion featuring several alumni of gospel’s most celebrated group on Sept. 30th and a Gospel Music Hymn Sing hosted by Gerald Wolfe on Oct. 3rd.
“We are excited about the enhancements we have made to the production this year including elevated seating and doubling the amount of large screens, and we are also excited about the improvements the LeConte Center has made to the acoustic environment of the Center with the installation of acoustical treatment on the walls. As much as our attendees enjoyed the event’s first year in Pigeon Forge, we are confident that they will enjoy this year even more,” said Clarke Beasley.
Admission information for 2015 concerts is available online at nqconline.com, by calling toll-free 800-846-8499 and at the door.
Visitor information about Pigeon Forge is available online at MyPigeonForge.com and by calling 800-251-9100.
Dont forget to make your plans to return to Pigeon Forge TN on November 2 – 7 for the Creekside Gospel Music Convention and the 2015 Diamond Awards, at the Smoky Mountain Resort. Reserve your tickets today at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com
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The McKameys announce that after 28 years of traveling with the group Roger Fortner will be coming off the road to return to the studio.
Roger gave this statement, “I’ve spent 28 years with the McKameys and now I feel I need to move on to do what I have enjoyed doing, which is studio production. I ask that you support the McKameys in all they do. There’s not another group like them.”
Although Roger will no longer be on stage with the McKameys, for now he will continue maintaining their website. We ask for your prayers as we make this transition.
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The name Goodman is synonymous with Southern Gospel Music. This legendary group will forever be remembered for their timeless classics, such as, “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now” and “Who Am I.” While Howard, Vestal, Rusty, and Sam are now singing on Heaven’s shores, another generation of Goodmans has stepped up to continue the family’s musical legacy. Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes, and Johnny Minick are singing songs in the key of happy. What was thought to be a one-time special performance at Johnny’s church, River of Life Assembly of God Church, in Smyrna, Tennessee, has now blossomed into a new ministry. Goodman Revival seeks to not only maintain the uniqueness of the Happy Goodman Family musical style, but to also preserve the purpose of ministry: to share the love of Jesus Christ every time God opens the door.
Sometimes, it is evident that God works in mysterious ways. Tanya says the formation of this new ministry was a complete surprise, yet a tremendous blessing. She discussed their decision to move back to Tennessee: “When we first moved back here, we were staying with Johnny and Sherry while we were looking for a house. One Sunday, I sang, ‘Who Am I?’ Just different things, and Johnny would play, and he and Michael would sing harmonies. Then one Sunday, we decided to sing, ‘Until You’ve Known the Love of God.’ We worked it up on Saturday night and we did it on Sunday. At that time, they were posting the services online and putting stuff on YouTube. I saw it on YouTube and it had like 10 or 15,000 hits. We were just shocked. A few months went by and a promoter called us. He said, ‘I want to know about how I can get Johnny, Tanya, and Michael to come and sing.’ We said, ‘We don’t have a group.’”
According to Tanya, the promoter wanted to schedule the group for a reminiscing night of Gospel Music, featuring Tanya, Johnny, and Michael, along with the Rambos and Hinsons. Tanya said they decided it would be fun, but they had to learn more songs to sing, since they had only prepared a couple for church. She said someone got very excited about their limited performances and gave them the money to make a record. Soon the Gaithers wanted them to do a video and as they say, they rest is history. That’s how Goodman Revival was born.
Goodman Revival has, of course, a strong musical influence from the original Happy Goodman Family. As the daughter of Rusty Goodman, Tanya shares her father’s heart for ministry. So do Johnny and Michael. Tanya added, “My dad was a stickler for a good song. A lyric was really important to him and it was also really important that the melody marry that lyric and really represent what that lyric was about, so we all are very picky about songs. One of the things that Michael, Johnny, and I learned by example from my family is that you just need to use the gift that God put in you.” Read more »
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Nashville, TN Butler Music Group President, Les Butler, is excited to announce the next phase in the furtherance of his radio career.
2015 marks the 37th year that Les has hosted Southern Gospel and Bluegrass Gospel radio shows all across America, the last 16 of which has been a part of the Solid Gospel Radio Network. After taking the summer off from producing radio shows, he is happy to announce that he will once again be found on the radio, nationwide.
Les states, “Recently I’ve been approached by multiple radio outlets to host shows on their various stations. After much prayer, I decided that I would start my own radio programs. I am pleased to announce that Les Butler and Friends will soon be at a radio station near you. Les Butler and Friends will produce three different hour-long weekly radio shows with three distinct themes: Bluegrass Gospel, Country Gospel, and Live, From Nashville.”
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Ripley, MS (July 29, 2015) Prayers are appreciated for Daywind staff songwriter, Gerald Crabb. He was admitted into the hospital last night with chest pains. Due to several blockages, by-pass surgery will be required. Please be in prayer for him as he faces this surgery and several weeks recovery to follow. We will keep you updated as soon as we have more information.
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You are invited to:
Hope’s Journey Homecoming on Saturday September 12th at White Plains Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama.
Rob Patz will emcee. Gonna be an awesome time!
Make plans to join us!
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(Nashville, TN) To say Trey Ivey is a busy man these days – well, that would be a huge understatement!
From his frequent travel as the crowd-pleasing pianist for Legacy Five to his work as a permanent member of the Blue Jean Band on the popular Music City Show, he’s now added a few more bullet points to his already impressive resume.
StowTown Records is proud to announce the recent release of Ivey’s debut solo project, Timeless.
The album is filled with many of the popular old hymns of the church like “Victory in Jesus“, “Softly and Tenderly“, and “How Great Thou Art/My Tribute” along with a few longtime Southern Gospel classics like “Just Over in the Gloryland/I Feel Like I Am Traveling On” and Mosie Lister’s “Goodbye World Goodbye.”
“It’s a collection of some of my all-time favorite songs that I grew up on,” said Ivey. “It’s just such an honor to have two influential icons like Lari Goss and Wayne Haun play such a big part in this project. I was also so happy to have two of the best singers in the industry, TaRanda Greene and Amber Nelon Thompson, add their powerful voices to the album.”
Timeless is available now at Christian bookstores and retailers everywhere as well as most digital outlets.
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