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As we continue to thank God for allowing us to see another year let us remember to pray for the entire gospel music industry. It is the prayer of Gloryland Gospel that each and every artist presented throughout this year, and who continue to proclaim the Word of our Lord and Savior in song, will sincerely seek God in every action throughout the year.  Below you will find the latest in Gospel Quartet Industry News.

 

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April 1, 2014

 

Gloryland Gospel will provide a special Easter Sunday Radio Broadcast on Sunday, April 20, 2014.  The broadcast will feature music by gospel quartet artists with a common theme relating to the celebration of Easter.

 

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April 1, 2014

 

April should be another exciting month for gospel quartet fans.  There are many gospel quartet concerts scheduled around the Easter Holiday weekend.  And, several artists are slated to release new projects this month. 

 

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March 31, 2014 

 

The Williams Brothers are scheduled to release a CD titled Songs Of Worship Praise & Deliverance on April 8, 2014.

 

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March 31, 2014 

 

The Southern Sons of Memphis, TN, just released their CD titled My Everything.  There are many outstanding songs on the project.  And, the group's rendition of "Come Out Of The Wilderness" is sure to become a favorite of fans of great gospel music.

 

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March 29, 2014 

 

On April 15, 2014, Motown Gospel is schedule to release a CD of 60s gospel by groups like Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Temptations, and The Dixie Hummingbirds. The project is titled Gospel Best The 60s.

 

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March 28, 2014 

 

NuTestament (of Jacksonville, FL) just released the first single “One More Time” from their upcoming CD titled Back and Blessed Check out the single during the Quartet Mix at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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March 27, 2014 

 

The new CD The Best Of Dave Shirley is one that should be in everyone's collection. From the smooth ballads to the upbeat testimonials, this is a very good 'best of' project.

 

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March 24, 2014 

 

The Malaco Music Group just released 4 Winds Records Sampler 6. On this CD are songs by The Evereadys (What Happened To Your Joy), Redeemed (Favor Ain't Fair), The Expressions Of Faith (Bless Me), The Brooklyn Allstars (Get In The Way To Get It), The Golden Wings Quartet (Leave It Here), Darrell Luster (I Know The Meaning Of Grace), and The NC Community Choir (all Of My Help).  Check out the songs during the Quartet Mix at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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March 20, 2014

 

The Gospel Keynotes are making their way back on to the national scene. They were recently on the Family Fest program in Albany, GA, and on the Old School Blockbuster program in Florence, SC. The guys are being well received by old and new fans of the music of The Gospel Keynotes. Check out this picture and see if you can identify the current members.

 

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March 18, 2014 

 

Minister Teddy Cross, formerly of The Gospel Keynotes and Master's Choice, is working on a solo project.  He recently released a Southern Gospel single titled "Coming Home Soon."  Also, look for him, as a guest artist, on the upcoming live recording by The Talley Boyz.

 

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March 18, 2014 

 

The Talley Boyz are scheduled to do a live recording on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Longview, TX.

 

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March 14, 2014 

 

The Singing Tornadoes (also know as The Powerful Singing Tornadoes) of Piedmont, SC, just released their new CD titled God Will Bring You Through It. This is one group that should be on the national stage. For more information about this group and their numerous recordings, visit the group’s website.   Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio and Gloryland Gospel Radio.

 

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March 11, 2014 

 

Destined is the name of the new project by The Williams Singers. Time after time, this group delivers great gospel quartet music. The new CD is one of their best.  Quartet history buffs will really appreciate the song "Quartet Sing'n."

 

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March 10, 2014 

 

The National Juniors' new CD is titled The Best Of The National Junior's Gospel Singers Of Columbia, SC. The project contains nine songs never recorded before by the group, but which have been preformed over the years at their concert.

 

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March 10, 2014 

 

Johnny Ruffin, Jr. just released a CD titled Used By You. Some of the best musicians in gospel music assisted Mr. Ruffin with this project; such as, Dwight Gordon, Maurice Morgan and Walter Witherspoon.

 

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March 8, 2014

 

Humility Music Group announces that the new project by The Gospel Imperials will be released on April 8, 2014. You may remember The Gospel Imperials (from Huntsville, AL) as the group that, several years ago, delivered a powerful and unique version of the hymn "Good Bye World." The new recording will be the group's first release on the Humility Music Group label.

 

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March 6, 2014 

 

Mr. Willie Connell Johnson of The Mighty Brooklyn Skyways (and the father of D. A. Johnson, Executive Director, Gospel Division, MALACO) died this morning in Brooklyn, NY.  We solicit your prayers for the family.  For updates on arrangements, visit Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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March 3, 2014 

 

Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers new CD titled Evolution Continues will be released on March 18, 2014.  Listen to the project during the New Music broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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March 01, 2014

 

EXCLESISA ENTERPRISES 13TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE EXTRAVAGANZA is scheduled for March 6 – 8. The program, which is held In Memory of “The Late Roy “Mr. Malaco” Wooten is a 'must attend' event for up and coming gospel quartet artists. This year's event will be held at the Memphis Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 2240 Democrat Road, Memphis, TN.

 

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March 01, 2014

Did you know that March has been declared Women History Month? Join us on Quartet Radio from March 14 – 16, 2014, for a very special broadcast featuring Ladies of Quartet Music. If you are a female group and would like to have your music included in the broadcast, visit our Quartet Radio webpage to see how to get your music to us.

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February 28, 2014 

 

Want to listen to a new CD that is easy on the ear and delivers some good ole gospel music, pick up the re-release Don't Forget Where You Came From (A Tribute To Southern Quartet Gospel Singing) by Bruce McKenzie. With his roots solidly grounded in gospel quartet music, McKenzie has delivered a project that even traditional gospel quartet fans will embrass.  So, don't be misled by the title.

 

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February 15, 2014 

 

We understand that The Zionaires (of South Carolina) are working on a new project.  Michael Palmer, formerly of The New Gospel Keynotes, is still the lead singer of the group.

 

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February 12, 2014 

 

Live At The Hard Rock – Part II has finally been released by The Williams Brothers. The 10 track project includes songs like "Love Train," "Amazing Grace" and "A Chang Is Gonna Come." Like Part I, Part II also contains a DVD of the concert.

 

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February 10, 2014 

 

Sharper Brothers Records just released new gospel music projects by Rev. Roy Reed & The Zion Jubilees (of Bryan, TX), Loretta Handy, The Woods Brothers, Tony Sharper, The McKee Choir, Andrea Johnson, James Michael Cruver, Pamela Burrough, and Minister L. Jones. On the project by Tony Sharper is a tribute to Sam Cooke.  Listen to the projects at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during the New Music broadcast this month.  And,  at Gloryland Gospel Radio.

 

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February 8, 2014 

 

Over Yonder. . . Gone But Not Forgotten is a newly released Deluxe CD & DVD Combo dedicated to the Memory of Rev. Howard “Slim” Hunt and Sugar Hightower. The project is actually the Live Concert recorded by Slim & The Supreme Angels in 1998 in Atlanta, GA.

 

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February 7, 2014 


Maurice McZeke & MDK just released a 3-play titled Modern Day Kindred. This a “a young group form South Carolina who just has a love for ministry and spreading the Word Of God & the Gospel Of Jesus Christ through their ministry of song.”  Listen to the songs at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during our New Music broadcast this month.

 

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February 5, 2014 

 

We were just informed that Loudcity.com will cease operation on February 28, 2014. Therefore, we will be finding a new home for our Gloryland Gospel Radio broadcast. In the upcoming weeks we will be testing several new platforms. And, by March 1, we expect to have a new home online for Gloryland Gospel Radio.  Meanwhile check out the platforms that we are testing at Gloryland Gospel Radio.
 

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February 3, 2014 

 

Pastor Troy Jackson of Brothers & Sisters of Willachoocee, GA, just announced that by the end of the first quarter of 2014, all of the group's projects will be available for download at iTunes and Amazon.  For a list of the projects of the group that are currently available online, visit Willacoochee Peach Music Records

 

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February 1, 2014 

 

In recognition of Black History Month, Gloryland Gospel will feature an online broadcast titled Black History Tribute to The Legends of Quartet Gospel at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio from February 11 through 16 at Gloryland Gospel Quartet RadioAnd, the entire month of February at Gloryland Gospel Radio.

 

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February 1, 2014 


February is sure to be another great month for gospel quartet music. Several groups are scheduled to release new projects this month.  Also, one of the major events this month will be the Family Fest in Albany, GA.  This year
Maggie Ingram & The Ingramettes are scheduled to perform at the Family Fest.

 

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February 1, 2014 


February is the month set aside to “formally” celebrate Black History. Most fans of traditional gospel quartet music actually celebrate Black History every time they play their favorite recording from the past. During this month, take the opportunity to share this aspect of Black History with someone. Tell them about the richness of this music. Tell them about the trails and tribulations the gospel quartet singers from the past had to endure to keep this music alive.

Tell them how
The Bells Of Joy, The Caravans, The Sensational Nightingales, The Swanee Quintet, The Salem Travelers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Gospelaires, The Pilgrim Travelers, The Swan Silvertones, The Victory Travelers, Clara Ward, The Gospel Harmonettes, and so many others, paved the way for the gospel artists of today.  Don’t miss an opportunity to talk about the History.  And, for the groups and singers that will be performing (ministering) this month, why not incorporate a song or two from the pioneers of Gospel Quartet Music into your performance (service).  What a great way to educate (or at least enlighten) your audience.

 

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January 29, 2014

 

The Exciting Hearts Of Joy out of Grenada, MS, released the project Troubles Of The World in 2012. The project could very well be considered a tribute to the legends of Gospel Quartet. It is certainly worthy of your attention. Songs on the project have been previously recorded by groups like Willie Banks & The Messengers, The Gospel Keynotes, and The Mighty Clouds Of Joy.   Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio and Gloryland Gospel Radio.

 

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January 26, 2014

 

The Fantastic Violinaires of Detroit, MI, performed at The Singing Stars Anniversary program on Saturday, January 25, 2014. They have a new lead singer, Lemont McDowell, that is outstanding.  He was with the group 2Gether of Spartanburg, SC, before joining The Fantastic Violinaires.  We hope that he is allowed to be himself and not forced into trying to become another Robert Blair or Lil Blair.

 

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January 20, 2014

 

Only 1 month before The Malaco Artists Retreat & Showcase.  The event is "a national singing & performance competition developed to give unsigned artists an opportunity to showcase their talents, win prize money and receive a recording contract with one of the Malaco Music Group family of labels."

 

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January 19, 2014

 

Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lies win the Stellar Awards for Fan Favorite Quartet Of The Year. Doc and the guys have been singing Songs of Zion for almost 50 years. They well deserve the recognition.  For more information on this group, check them out at www.DocMcKenzieAndTheHiLites.com.

 

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January 15, 2014

 

We have been informed that the new project by Robert Blair's Original Violinaires should be released by the end of March 2014.  We have been told that the project will feature mostly new songs that showcases the falsetto vocals of the group.

 

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January 13, 2014

 

Tune in one week from today (Monday, January 20, 2014) for a special online broadcast - Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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January 10, 2014

 

Minister Brian Mayes project Spiritual Movement is now available for download at iTunes, Amazon and other online outlets.

 

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January 7, 2014


Voncile Belcher's new independently released single is titled “Alright.” If you have been following Ms. Belcher's career since being introduced to the industry by Low Rush Music, you know that she is a very talented songstress. Check out the new single at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio and Gloryland Gospel Radio.

 

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January 4, 2014

 

The Legendary Singing Stars will celebrate their anniversary on January 25, 2014, in Columbia, SC. 

 

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January 4, 2014

 

Have you heard of GQMA - Gospel Quartet Music Awards?

 

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January 3, 2014

 

Once again, the All Gospel Quartet broadcast was well received by listeners all over the world. We look forward to airing the ALL Gospel Quartet Music Christmas broadcast again during the 2014 Christmas Season. So, if your group has a holiday song or plan to record one this year, send it to us for the next All Gospel Quartet Christmas Music Broadcast.

The Top 20 Gospel Quartet Christmas songs, as rated by the listeners from around the world, from the 2013 broadcast were:

1. Rise Up Shepherd –
The Gospel Keynotes – Christmas With The Gospel Keynotes

2.  Christmas Miracle – The Mighty Golden Bells – The Mighty Golden Bells

3.  Silent Night – Bill Pinkney & The Gospel Drifters – Merry Christmas

4.  When Was Jesus Born – Rev. Troy Jackson With Brothers & Sisters – It’s That Time Of Year

5.  Do You Really Know The Real Meaning Of Christmas - High Spirit! - Live Again And B.A.D.

6.  The Christmas Song – Darrell McFadden And The Disciples – A Very DMD Christmas
7.  Christmas Medley - Away in a Manger-Go Tell It on the Mountain –
Luther Barnes - Christmas with Luther Barnes

8.  Love Is The Greatest Gift Of All – The Evereadys – The Evereadys

9. What A Night – Darrell McFadden And The Disciples – A Very DMD Christmas
10. Say A Prayer For Christmas –
The Jackson Southernaires – Malaco Records Presents Gospel Christmas
11. Go Tell It On The Mountain –
The Sensational Nightingales – A Nightingales Christmas
12.  It’s That Time Of Year –
Rev. Troy Jackson With Brothers & Sisters – It’s That Time Of Year
13.  I’ll Be Home For Christmas –
The Pilgrim Travelers – The Pilgrim Travelers

14.  The Sound of Christmas - The Fantastic Violinaires - Malaco Records Presents Gospel Christmas
15. Noel –
The Capital City Five – Only A Look
16. Glory To The Newborn King –
The Angelic Gospel Singers – The Angelic Gospel Singers
17.  Angels We Have Heard On High –
Aretha Franklin – This Christmas
18.  Reason for the Season -
Endurance - He'll Make A Way

19.  Christmas For The World - Minister Win Thompkins - Foot Stompin Christmas
20. The Gift Of Love –
Timothy Garner & Tra-Vals – The Holiday Sounds of Timothy Garner & Tra-Vals

 

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January 1, 2014

 

January is the month of the American Gospel Quartet Convention. For traditional gospel music lovers, this is the Convention to attend. So, consider attending the Convention in Birmingham, Alabama, January 21 - 24, 2014.  The venue for the 22nd Annual American Gospel Quartet Convention is Greater St. John Baptist Church, 2401 Carlos Avenue SW, Birmingham, Al 35211.

 

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January 1, 2014

 

LowRush Music is starting the new year with the release of two (2) projects in January.  Look for Praise Him by Pastor Victor Robertson & The South Florida Gospel and Satisfied With Jesus by Curtis Fullard on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

 

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January 1, 2014

 

We thank God for allowing us to see this New Year. And, it is our continued prayer that it is a blessed year for all.

Two Thousand Thirteen (2013) was another year of 'ups and downs' in this genre. Many saints transitioned into eternal rest last year.  See the video at Gloryland Gospel Blog.

There were many concerts featuring gospel quartet singers during 2013.  And, there were countless anniversaries, banquets, and gathering featuring local, regional, and national gospel quartet singers.

Many gospel quartet groups released new CDs, and in some instances DVDs, last year. Just take a look at Gloryland Gospel's Top 20 Chart. Major labels, small labels and independents ensured that there was a continuous supply of new gospel quartet music throughout the year.

 

In addition, fans of this genre finally began to rely upon the medium of 'downloads' for their music.  The digital market is quickly becoming the dominant source for music by gospel quartet fans.  Thus, it was fitting that Gloryland would introduce a chart dedicated to Gospel Quartet Digital Singles.  Checkout the Top 25 Gospel Quartet Digital Singles Chart.    

Overall, 2013 was a good year for gospel quartet music. And, we look for greater and better things to come from this genre during 2014.

 

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January 1, 2014

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



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The Williams Singers - Destined

 

Joe Ligon & The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - All That I Am Chapter 1

 

 

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1. Pastor Victor Robertson & The South Florida Gospel Praise Him January 14, 2014
2. Curtis Fullard Satisfied With Jesus January 14, 2014
3. Various Artists I Have a Dream Anniversary CD January 21, 2014
4. Clara Ward & The Ward Singers In Memory of Willa Ward-Royster January 21, 2014
5. James Fortune & Fiya Live Through It February 25. 2014
     
     
     
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