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I am looking forward to hearing all of the new project from the Ball Brothers. This clip from the recent tour in Ireland gives us a small taste of good things to come. These guys have a great sound! Be happy today! Here's a clip from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Featuring our newest member Jon Epley …View full post
Here’s an extended video of the new lineup for the Inspirations Quartet. The Inspirations welcome Harold Reed as their new tenor and Joe Brown singing Bass. They join Melton Campbell and Matt Dibler, their baritone and lead singer respectively.View full post
As Greater Vision embarks on their 25th year in gospel music, fans have come to expect a high level of quality in their music. Time and again, they meet those expectations, and they remain at the pinnacle of gospel music, with no descent in sight. As We Speak is the latest album from one of …View full post
Take a few moments and watch this video from Inspirations’ alumni, Troy Burns, and his precious family. What a message!View full post
It’s been said here and elsewhere in the gospel music world over the last few years that the Old Paths were one of the best up-and-coming quartets in America. Let’s go ahead and remove one of the modifiers and call the Old Paths, simply, one of the best quartets in America. They’ve had four songs …View full post
NEWS FLASH: Mark Trammell is adding a bass singer to his trio
…..now if only Greater Vision would follow suit
This past New Year’s Eve, my family had the honor to be in service with my dear friends, The Fletcher Family, from Mountain City, TN.? Bro. Leonard Fletcher, Pastor of Dyson’s Grove Baptist Church & songwriter extraordinaire, his wife, Linda Fletcher, and daughter Brittany Fletcher.? My home church, Bethel Missionary Baptist, is still talking about what a blessing and treat it was to have Bro. Leonard and his family at our New Year’s Eve service.? Below are some videos of them from our service.
All but one of the songs was written by Bro. Leonard and if you are interested in learning more about his songs, let me know.
The Old-Fashioned Way
God’s Word Will Stand
Somewhere The Birds Are Singing
I’m Not Ashamed
Better Farther On
This is a clip of a brand new song from The Fletcher Family that will be on their upcoming new project.? Bro. Leonard really outdid himself on this one!!!
No More Night
Please remember to give honor and praise to whom it belongs this Christmas holiday.
Jesus Christ is the only reason for our season and we should all take a few moments to honor Him on this celebration of His birth.
God bless you all and Merry Christmas!!!
EDIT: Well, it’s a great album, but no longer available in the US. Hopefully some of you got to take advantage of the free offer!
Not often you get a free gift online that much good, but this album is great, as long as you are not a stickler for non-secular songs only for the season.? Honestly, there were only a couple of tunes that I didn’t care for, but it’s free and the selections are from popular groups/singers/orchestras/etc., so there’s no reason to really complain…..especially since it is FREE!
Enjoy!? (Click here for more details)
This is a classic!
Last Saturday evening (12/5/09), I was privileged to attend a rare, ‘professional’, Southern Gospel concert in my home town of Burnsville, NC.? The concert had been advertised for weeks, so I made sure that The Edwards Family was not booked anywhere on this evening.? The concert was held at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church where my friend, Bro. Davy Shelton, is the pastor.? What should have been a packed house was deterred by a small skiff of snow.? I suppose that everyone was afraid that the roads would be dangerous, which lead to the attendance being very low (probably around 80-100 people).
This was my first time seeing The Perrys in a church setting.? I have seen them at the NQC which is by far NOT a church setting.? This was also my first time hearing the group live with their new baritone, Troy Peach.? I was excited to see the group, but I was more anxious to see how God would work through them.? The Perrys have a reputation of being not only a Top-Tier, professional Southern Gospel quartet, but also being one of the more spiritual professional groups….which I love!? This was my reason for wanting to be with them in a church/worship setting.
My church had taken a bus over to the concert, but due to the weather, only about a dozen came.? Fortunately, they were able to all get seats at the front of the church and my friend, Steve Stamey, saved me a seat on the front row with him, so we were ready to have church.? Bro. Davy introduced The Perrys at 6 PM and the singing began.? Here’s a quick run down of the song-list:
Troy Peach is one of the best things to happen to The Perrys in recent years.? His stage presence and presentation of the gospel through song is simply delightful.? Joseph Habedank has really matured into a fantastic lead singer, while Libby Perry Stuffle remains among the elite altos in gospel music.? Tracy Stuffle is a highly underrated bass singer, as he is as capable of carrying melodies and hitting the deep notes as most other basses in Southern Gospel.? Bryan Elliot amazed the audience with his piano skills, even though there were some minor technical difficulties with the sound during his piano solo (not listed in the above song list).
God really met with us during the service and I believe I was more blessed by The Perrys in a church setting than any other full-time, professional group I’ve heard.? Not only do they throw out their program when the moment calls for it, they are sensitive to the crowd and adjust accordingly.? The atmosphere in the church was more serene and worship focused, so The Perrys cued in on that and sang songs that simply fit the service.
I learned a couple of years back that if I attend a concert only to report on it, almost always I come away from it feeling empty and disappointed.? When you try to take notes to remember everything, you can’t really focus on the moving of the Holy Spirit….or at least I can’t.? (I only took notes during the intervals in between songs when the service slowed a bit to record the song list or I never would have remembered them :-)!)? I talked with Joseph and Troy briefly before the service to introduce myself and Joseph asked about me being a critic.? I explained right away that when I’m in church, I’m there to have church.? I’m not going to focus on critiquing the groups singing….I’m there to worship; and I did!
I came away from the singing completely energized and blessed….not just entertained.? Events like this keep me falling in love with Southern Gospel Music over and over again.? I had been a little discouraged with gospel music, having not been able to attend a singing/concert unless my family was singing in it.? What a thrill it is to know that there are groups still on the road today that are in love with Jesus, not just $$$ and popularity.
Below are some of the songs that someone else in attendance recorded and posted on YouTube.? Hope you enjoy them.