Louisville, KY – The National Quartet Convention, which originally began in 1957 in Memphis, TN, has grown to become Christian musicâ€™s largest annual event. The seven-night musical extravaganza, taking place this week in Louisville, KY, has captured the attention of both local and national media.Â The Grammy-nominated recording artist, Triumphant Quartet, was featured on Tuesday afternoon, as the Quartet represented the NQC on the popular Terry Meiners program, which airs on WHAS Radio.
On Wednesday morning, Dollywood Theme Parkâ€™s host quartet, The Kingdom Heirs were featured on Great Day Live, which airs on WHAS Channel 11, Louisvilleâ€™s ABC affiliate. The quartet shared their smooth vocal stylings with listeners of the program and were interviewed by the showâ€™s co-hosts, Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt (pictured in attached jpg with The Kingdom Heirs).
Fox News reporter, Kelly Wright was on hand at this weekâ€™s Convention, enjoying the sights and sounds, as well as interviewing featured performers and speakers, including former Attorney General John Ashcroft, who was a part of Wednesday night and Thursday morningâ€™s programs. Wright also made a guest appearance on Tuesday eveningâ€™s line-up and delighted attendees with his energy and excitement, exceptional vocal ability and inspiring message.
The 2011 event continues through Saturday, and will feature appearances by the multi-Grammy Award winning Gaither Vocal Band, as well as Dove Award winning recording artist, The Isaacs. Both groups will appear on Friday eveningâ€™s program in Freedom Hall.
Renown author, speaker and Senior Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, CA, Dr David Jeremiah will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday, while Dr Charles Stanley, founder of In Touch Ministries, will be featured on Saturday.
Individuals unable to attend the National Quartet Convention in person have the opportunity to watchÂ performances taking place in Freedom Hall live, as it happens, or on demand through the NQCâ€™s popular webcast, www.nqconlinec.com. All events taking place in Freedom Hall throughout NQC Week are available through the webcast.
Seats are available for all afternoon showcases and evening concerts on Friday and Saturday, and may be purchased in the North Wing lobby of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center. Visit www.nqconline.com for a complete schedule of events.