The Founder Of Southern Gospel Music

If It Wasn’t James Vaughan… A few days ago, I proposed that the person who most shaped the Southern Gospel we know today came after James D. Vaughan. There are

Album Review Changes

Starting with the next album review I will be changing my rating scale to a grading scale.  After reading on-line reviews in several mainstream musical publications, I noticed the use

CD Rated: Ben Jam – Prepare To Meet God, Volume 2

RATING: 1 1/2 Stars Website: benjams.com Prepare To Meet God, Volume 2 begins with a halfway promising piano riff indicating this could be a decent mid-grade recording. That first impression

Amen – Down East Boys

RATING:  7.550 (10 song average) Album – Amen Artist – Down East Boys Label – Sonlite Records Style – Traditional Release Date – 11/15/11 Available For Digital Download? – Yes

Ball Brothers Returning To Northern Ireland in April 2012

April 2012 will see the return of the Ball Brothers to Northern Ireland for two concerts. Thursday 12th April 2012 in Glenmachan, Church of God and 14th April 2012 in

Booth Brothers and Soul’d Out Quartet (Acworth, GA)

(This is a joint review by me – Diana –  and one of the Booth Brothers’ biggest fans, Lynn Pollard.  Lynn and her family drove from Charleston, South Carolina to

Hype/Reality: Down East Boys – Amen

Hype/Reality articles are a twist on the traditional CD review. First, I’ll provide you with a few sentences about a CD or a song. These will typically come from a

A Season To Remember – Brian Free & Assurance

Daywind Records and Brian Free & Assurance are already releasing a new recording.  The paint hasn’t even dried on Never Walk Alone; the biggest recording of the group’s career.  A little more

Mega CD Review: Kingdom Heirs – We Still Stand Our Ground

RATING: 5 Stars Producers: Arthur Rice and Jeff Collins Website: www.kingdomheirs.com Song Titles: “I’m Not Worried About Forever,” “Tell Me Why,” “I’m A Brand New Man,” “If You Give The

Gaither Tent Revival Taping And Rain Fest

I just returned home from the Gaither Tent Revival taping at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC. I stayed for nearly four hours, and it was still going strong

Bringing Choral Preview Clubs Into The 21st Century

One issue I’ve dealt with as a music director in a mid-sized rural church is piles of printed music that tend to collect over the years. Every church with even

Concert Review – Oak Ridge Boys, Newberry, SC

This afternoon, I enjoyed a concert by the Oak Ridge Boys in Newberry, SC at the historic Newberry Opera House. I have uploaded several photos to my Facebook account. The