Posts From Diana Brantley

Diana Brantley

<p>Diana is from the Atlanta, Georgia area and is a relatively recent southern gospel fan, having started listening avidly about 15 years ago. With easy access to eastern Alabama, southeastern Tennessee and north and central Georgia, Diana attends as many concerts as her schedule allows to see a wide variety of artists.</p>

Memorial Quilts Find Their Permanent Home at SGMA (Pigeon Forge, TN)

First, the background:  Once upon a time (sometime during the early 2000’s, I think), Singing News maintained a forum/chat board on its web site to promote discussions between its subscribers.

Concert Review: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Diplomats, Pat Barker (Ringgold and Carrollton, GA)

This will be a combination review since I was able to see Signature Sound twice within a week and I’ll cover both concerts. Ringgold, GA: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Concert Review: The One Night Only Quartet (Oxford, AL)

I really enjoy all of the concerts I get to attend, but every once in a while there is a concert that is much more special than “normal.” The concert

Concert Review: Joseph Habedank (Fort Oglethorpe, GA)

Joseph Habedank appeared fairly recently at the Parkway Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. This church regularly hosts Southern Gospel concerts and I always enjoy attending their events. This concert

Concert and CD Review: The Akins – Eyes On the Road (Fayetteville, GA)

During their yearly homecoming concert at Harp’s Crossing Baptist, the Akins celebrated a huge milestone – 30 years of ministry. The ministry started with father, David Akin, and grew to

Concert Review: Dixie Echoes (Covington, GA)

After seeing the Dixie Echoes at the Memphis Quartet Show, my appetite for their “true four-part harmony” was whetted and I was anticipating seeing them again to hear more of

Concert Review: Greater Vision (Bogart, GA)

I was able to see Greater Vision in concert benefiting the Compassion World Outreach organization. This organization focuses on training pastors and church leaders in multiple African countries. The concert

Concert Review: Paid In Full and Triumphant Quartet (New Albany, MS)

I was privileged to attend the Paid In Full 26th Anniversary Homecoming concert this past weekend. It is extraordinary that the members of this group can be so young and

Concert Reviews: Quintet Sunday – Mylon Hayes Family, Veritas (Dalton, Knoxville)

I recently had a most unusual Sunday! As rare as quintets are, I managed to see two of them on the same day – two quintets with such different styles

Mark Trammell Quartet Announces a New Pianist

Here’s the press release from Mark Trammell regarding the new pianist for his group.   Since Steve Hurst traveled with the group during 2006-2007, the group has not had a

First Look: Jonathan Mattingly with The Blackwood Brothers Quartet

With the departure of Michael Helwig, Billy Blackwood had quite a challenge finding a new lead singer to take his place. That challenge has now been met with the hiring

Concert Review: Allegiance Trio (Ringgold, Georgia)

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Allegiance Trio in concert. Allegiance is a fairly new group and was named Declaration when they first started. I hadn’t