Category Archive: Now Featuring

Apr 29

Now Featuring…Pat Barker

Few gospel music news items have hit me harder in the last few years than the announcement that Pat Barker would be resigning his position with the Mark Trammell Quartet and leaving the road as a gospel singer.  Though I certainly understand and fully support the move, Barker leaves a void not only for me, but …

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Oct 02

Now Featuring…Mike Holcomb

The announcement yesterday that Mike Holcomb and the Inspirations were parting ways after 42 years resonated strongly in the tightly-knit southern gospel community.  Holcomb is widely admired for his skill at the bass-singing craft, but also for his exemplary spiritual and personal example.  Singing for over forty years in a group one doesn’t own or …

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Jul 08

Now Featuring…George Younce

We started off the Now Featuring… series with the great Glen Payne, and it only seemed appropriate to follow that up with the other half of gospel music’s greatest pair.  I called Payne the greatest lead singer in gospel music history.  Believe it or not, I think an argument could be made that for 35 years, …

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Apr 18

Now Featuring…Glen Payne

Today’s post will kick off a new series here at Southern Gospel Critique, where we will discuss some of our favorite gospel singers of all time, and the songs that featured them.  It only made sense for the first post to be about a lead singer, and what better lead singer than, in my opinion, …

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