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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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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 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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