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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.  Send Industry News to us -  news@glorylandgospel.com.

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June 01, 2017

 

In recognition of Black Music Month, Gloryland Gospel will feature special broadcasts throughout the month.  From June 14 to 16, we'll broadcast music from 4 Clouds Records aGloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.   And, from June 17 to June 19, we will air an all MCG Records' broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.  We will feature songs from the Golden Era of Gospel Music from June 11 to June 20, at Gloryland Gospel Radio.  And, we will air music from independents and small labels from June 21 to 30, at Gloryland Gospel Radio broadcast.

 

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June 01, 2017

 

“Spurred by the songwriter and record producer Kenny Gamble, President Jimmy Carter in 1979 designated June as Black Music Month.” Thus, June has become the designated month to celebrate the rich history of Black Music.  This is the month the nation has set aside to place emphasis on the history, artistry and culture of Black Music.   Well, for those that visit this site you know that here each month we celebrate the history, artistry and culture of traditional gospel quartet music.  We do, however, encourage each of you to take the time this month and tell others (particularly young people) about the music and artists that make up the gospel quartet genre.

 

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June 1, 2017

June 1 - begins with the new Network for fans of Gospel Quartet Music - the GQ Network.  Check it out.  Become a member and help make it one of the most popular sites on the Internet, next to Gloryland Gospel, for fans of this genre. 

 

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May 28, 2017

 

Each Tuesday night Gospel Quartet fans get together online to "Let's Talk Gospel." 

 

 

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May 1, 2017


May will be another exciting month for gospel quartet fans. There are many gospel quartet events occurring around the country this month. There are a series of Mother's Day programs scheduled for the Mother's Day Weekend. In addition to these events, many groups around the country are celebrating their anniversary this month. There is no shortage of activities for those desiring to attend a Gospel Quartet song service this month.

 

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April 01, 2017

 

Gloryland Gospel will provide a special Easter Sunday Radio Broadcast on Sunday, April 16, 2017.  The broadcast will feature music by gospel quartet artists with a common theme relating to the celebration of Easter.

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April 01, 2017

 

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 27, 2017

 

The Six Voices Of Zion (Of Columbia, SC) has released a new CD titled Church Song. There are eight (8) songs on the project. The project is somewhat of a tribute to their former lead singer, the late Charles Brown. Fans of traditional gospel music will want find and add this project to their collection.

 

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March 22, 2017

 

One of the groups that never, never fail to deliver great music is The Clark Brothers. And, their new CD does not disappoint. The project is entitled Thank You Lord. This is a “live” concert recording. The concert took place at Tuskegee Municipal Complex, Tuskegee, AL. Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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March 16, 2017

 

The Dynamic Abraham Brothers (of South Carolina) has re-issued their very popular chart topping CD Family Reunion. The re-issued project is titled Use What I Have. If by chance you did not acquire the first offering of this project, you definitely want to obtain Use What I Have. Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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March 16, 2017

 

The Chosen Few Of Omaha most recent single is “Mainline.” The single was produced by Courtney Jackson and Darnell Williams. This one will have you feet moving. Get ready to get your praise on. Listen to the single at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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March 14, 2017

 

Today, Danny Walker And The Fantastic Violinaires released their new CD titled Fresh Wind. Fans of The Fantastic Violinaires will certainly enjoy this project. In addition to showcasing his falsetto vocals, Danny allows other members of this configuration of The Violinaires to display their musical talents.

 

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March 10, 2017

 

Mention the name “Bill Allen” to any gospel music fan and immediately they will probably be ready to share nuggets about the music of the Legendary Gospelaires. Well, Mr. Allen is keeping the Gospelaires' style of traditional gospel music alive. A few years ago he released the project If You Don’t Want To Go. The uniqueness that was The Gospelaires' is present throughout this 13-track project. Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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March 01, 2017

 

EXCLESISA ENTERPRISES 16TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE EXTRAVAGANZA is scheduled for this month. 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.

 

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March 01, 2017

 

Did you know that March has been declared Women History Month? Join us on Quartet Radio from March 22 – 24, 2017, for a very special broadcast featuring the Ladies of Quartet Music.

 

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February 20, 2017 

 

The Spiritual Messengers’ CD titled New Birth (Live In Tupelo II) was initially released in September 2015. The CD has been re-issued and is now getting the attention it rightfully deserves. There are so many great songs on this project. And, it is a “live” recording. Thus, the audience interaction with the group allows the listeners to feel they are sitting in on the concert. Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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February 17, 2017 

 

Listen to the new release from MarQuez Curtis, I Am Blessed,” at Gloryland Gospel Radio during the New Music Broadcast.

 

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February 17, 2017 

 

FROM 4 Clouds Records:

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Gospel Singer MarQuez Curtis Impacts Radio w/ New Single “I Am Blessed” Featuring Quartet Legend Tiffanie “TuTu” Agee

New music from Rising Gospel Recording Artist MarQuez Curtis is currently impacting radio. The song, “I Am Blessed,” is sure to get you moving on your feet, while joyfully praising the Lord! The single features Quartet Legend Tiffanie “TuTu” Agee, of the World Renowned Gospel Group, The Truthettes. She is known for such Hits  as "Peanut Butter and Jelly," "God Stood by My Side”,” Making Away”, “Every  Step of the Way” & "God Will Make Away” all recorded with The Truthettes.

 

On the churchy tune, MarQuez expresses a more quartet sound coupled with TuTu’s  high and fast melisma, riffs, runs, and soulful growls. Written & produced by MarQuez Curtis himself, he states, “I’m so thrilled about releasing this song to the nation. The most beautiful and perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of the mind to each other is by music.”

 

Radio Angels are calling this a “Breath of Fresh Air” for Gospel Music and predict this to do well at radio……

Song Title : I Am Blessed (Live)

Artist : MarQuez Curtis ft Tiffianie "TuTu" Agee

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February 1, 2017 

 

In recognition of Black History Month, Gloryland Gospel will feature an online broadcast titled Black History Tribute to The Legends of Quartet Gloryland Gospel Radio

 

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February 1, 2017 


February is sure to be another great month for gospel quartet music. Several groups are scheduled to release new projects this month.  Also, once again, one of the major events this month will be the Family Fest in Albany, GA.  This year
The Fantastic Violinaires, Troy Ramey & The Soul Searchers, and Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites are scheduled to perform at the Family Fest.

 

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February 1, 2017 


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 trials 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, 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 31, 2017

 

Just Received two (2) outstanding projects from a very dear friend of Gloryland Gospel from the country of Sweden. The projects are on the Gospel Friend Records label.  They are:

 

1.  Edna Gallmon Cooke, My Joy. This is a compilation of 26 rare recordings from Madame Cooke. The songs were recorded between 1948 and 1966. Along, with the CD, there is a 12-page booklet that should be in every collector's library.

 

2. Best Of Proverb & Gospel Corner Records 1959 - 1969. There are two (2) CDs with twenty-six (26) songs on each. What a collection! From the Mighty Clouds Of Joy to the Gospel Tones of Las Vegas, this project contains songs that are truly rare. And, in many instance these songs have not been heard by the public in over forty (40) years. In fact, it is probably safe to say, many fans of the gospel quartet genre have never heard of many of the groups on this project.  The project also contains a twenty (20) page booklet that is packed with historical notes about this genre.

 

Listen to all the songs from both projects during the entire month of February at Gloryland Gospel Radio.

 

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January 23, 2017

 

We've been informed that the Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC's are working on a new single that should be released soon.  Be on the look out for The Legend's new single.

 

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January 20, 2017

 

Just received the new CD by George McAllister And The D. C. Knights. The project is titled Sure Thing. And, it is a sure thing that if you like traditional gospel music, you will enjoy this project.

 

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January 10, 2017

 

The Mighty Clouds Of Joy new CD is titled Rebirth.  What a fitting title for the groups new CD as they revamp and adjust to the absence of their leader the legendary Joe Ligon.  The new CD contains ten (10) tracks.  There is a great mix of old songs with new arrangements and new songs.  This one is a must for your collection.

 

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January 2, 2017

 

Once again, the All Gospel Quartet Christmas 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 2016 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 25 Gospel Quartet Christmas songs, as rated by the listeners from around the world, from the 2016 broadcast were:

 

1.  Christmas MiracleThe Mighty Golden Bells 

2.  It's Christmas TimeAngels Of Praze

3.  This Christmas Darrell McFadden & The Disciples 

4.  He Brought Joy (Christmas)Lady Betricce Ward & Angelic Voices 

5.  Celebrate Jesus The Dynamic Abraham Brothers 

6.  Merry Christmas To YouThe Blind Boys of Alabama & Mahal 

7.  Love Is The Greatest Gift Of AllThe Evereadys

8.  Go Tell It On The MountainThe Sensational Nightingales

9.  I'll Never 4get ChristmasThe William Singers

10.  12 Days Of ChristmasKeith Wonderboy Johnson & The Spiritual Voices

11.  Celebrate Jesus The New Joyful Sounds

12.  It's Almost ChristmasLeon Henderson

13.  Mary Did You KnowThe Bishops Quartet

14.  The Christmas SongThe Temptations

15.  Saint's ChristmasRonnie R. Riles, Sr. Presents Family And Friends Praising God

16.  Lord We Praise YouMinister Win Thompkins

17.  Only God Knows The Gospel Keynotes

18.  Show A Little LoveLarnell Starkey & The Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers

19.  It's That Time Of YearBrothers & Sisters Featuring Elder Troy Jackson

20.  The Gift Of Love Timothy Garner & Tra-Vals

21.  Born On Christmas DayThe Alabama Gurlz

22.  A Violinaires' ChristmasThe Fantastic Violinaires Of Detroit, MI

23.  Joy To The World The Staple Singers

24.  YMOF Merry Christmas - Young Men Of Faith

25.  Let's Go To Church On Christmas Day - Luther Barnes

 

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January 1, 2017

 

January is the month for 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 20 - 21, 2017.  The venue for the 26th Annual American Gospel Quartet Convention is Christ Temple Deliverance Church 2512 Ave. D, Birmingham, Al 35218.

 

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January 1, 2017

 

We thank God for allowing us to see this New Year - 2017. And, it is our continued prayer that it is a blessed year for all.

Two Thousand Sixteen (2016) was another year of 'ups and downs' in this genre. The good news is that, once again,  there were more 'ups' than 'downs.' 

 

Many saints transitioned into eternal rest last year.  See the video at Gloryland Gospel Blog  or click We Remember.

There were many concerts featuring gospel quartet singers during 2016.  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.  Two Thousand Sixteen was the year that independent artists dominated the genre with the release of many new projects - singles, 3-play and full CDs.


Overall, 2016 was a very good year for gospel quartet music. And, we look for even greater and better things to come from this genre during 2017.

 

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January 1, 2017

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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