Posts From Diana Brantley

Diana Brantley

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.

The Sharps and Surrendered (Bowdon, GA and Oneonta, AL)

I get to see and enjoy so many “national” southern gospel groups and I simply love their music. But I also enjoy meeting groups who are not as widely traveled

Concert Review: Sounds of Jericho and The Sheltons (Oakwood, GA)

Several weeks ago, I was very pleased to attend a concert at First Baptist Church in Oakwood, Georgia featuring Sounds of Jericho and The Sheltons. The concert was supposed to

Concert Review: PromisedLand Quartet (Newport, TN)

On their way home from National Quartet Convention, PromisedLand Quartet made a stop in Newport, Tennessee for a repeat performance at the beautiful Southside Baptist Church. (I believe they said

Gospel Music USA

I’ve been watching this locally produced program for a long time, and I finally got the opportunity to sit in on a live taping in the studio of WATC TV

Concert Review: Mercy’s Well (Wrens, GA)

There are several southern gospel groups out there that I like very much but that I don’t get to see very often because they just don’t come to my area.

NQC 2018: Friday Artist Showcase

One of the things I love about NQC is the opportunity to see some new artists. I try to make it to as many of the artist showcases in the

NQC 2018: Thursday Evening Concert

My time was extremely limited at this year’s NQC but I’m so glad to have been able to attend the Wednesday and Thursday evening concerts.  It was amazing how different

Announcement and Concert Review: Kingsmen Quartet (McDonough, GA)

I’ve saved this review for a little while so that I could hopefully include the announcement of Alan Kendall’s selection as the new baritone for the Kingsmen! And I’m very

Concert Reviews: Paid In Full, Andrew Ishee, and Unity4 (New Albany and Iuka, MS)

I recently had a great weekend in the great state of Mississippi. I combined my annual trip to Paid In Full’s homecoming concert in New Albany with seeing Unity 4,

Concert Review: Poet Voices, Hullender Family, Appointed Quartet (Ringgold, GA)

I recently saw these three groups at Welcome Hill Baptist Church in Ringgold. With Poet Voices based in nearby Chattanooga, the Hullender Family from Ringgold, and Appointed from nearby Tunnel

Concert Review: Avenue Trio (Taylorsville and Chatsworth, GA)

A few weeks ago, I was able to see Avenue Trio in concert not once, but twice in north Georgia, at Taylorsville Baptist and Smyrna Baptist Churches! This trio is

First Look: Chris Bryant, Kingsmen Quartet

Bob Sellers held the lead position with the mighty Kingsmen since 2011, so when it was announced that he would be stepping down, many folks were wondering who the new