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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 1, 2018

February is sure to be another great month for gospel quartet music. Several groups are scheduled to release new projects this month. A
nd, one of the major events this month will be the Family Fest in Albany, GA.

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February 1, 2018


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 Caravans, 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.
Tell them about The Superstar (Tommy Ellison), The Country Boy (Willie Neal Johnson), and about Mr. Falsetto (Rev. Claude Jeter), and so many other Legendary Lead Singers of this genre.

Don’t miss an opportunity to talk about the History of Gospel Music. 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; and at the same time, you'll be paying tribute to the Legends Of Quartet Gospel.

 

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January 28, 2018

 

2018 GRAMMY

 

Best Gospel Album

 

Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans (WINNER)

 

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January 12, 2018

 

                                                                           IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From ECKO RECORDS

After years of performing on major quartet programs and events throughout the gospel circuit, renowned Arkansas quartet Alma Brown & The A-One Gospel Signers grained wide attention with the public and were signed to the Ecko Records label in 2017. “Thank You Jesus” is their first official release. Through their performances in the gospel circuit, Alma & A-1 began an association with George Dean of TThe Gospel Four who mentored the group and produced the “Thank You Jesus” CD.
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Listen to the entire CD during our New Music Broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Radio.

 

 

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January 8, 2018


We understand that Archie Dale And The Tones Of Joy are working on a new project. It is likely that the project will be released during the first quarter of 2018.

 

 

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January 2, 2018

 

One of the most active labels for Gospel Quartet music in 2017 was 4 Clouds Records. The label is based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Donovan Adams serves as the CEO of 4 Clouds Records. Some of the artists the label signed last year are The New Gospel Times, The Sons Of Faith, The Sensational Carolina Boys, Chozen (of Texas), Mardrez Marshall, Jermell And Prosperity, Chosen And Faithful, Covenant, Bryant Lowder And Redemption, Elder Leroy Greene and The Anointed Sons, The Fantastic Spiritual Voices and Souls Of Creation (New Albany, MS).

 

We are expecting even more signing by 4 Clouds in 2018. By the way, all of the 4 Clouds artists (and more) can be heard during our various online broadcasts.

 

 

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January 1, 2018

 

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 2017 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 2017 broadcast were:

1.  Merry Christmas Friend - The Fantastic Violinaires


2. Christmas Miracle – The Mighty Golden Bells 

3.  It's Christmas Time – Angels Of Praze

4.  This Christmas – Darrell McFadden & The Disciples 

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

6.  Celebrate Jesus – The Dynamic Abraham Brothers 

7.  If It Had Not Been For Love – The Gospel Keynotes 

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

9.  Go Tell It On The Mountain – The Sensational Nightingales

10.  I'll Never 4get Christmas – The William Singers

11.  12 Days Of Christmas – Keith Wonderboy Johnson & The Spiritual Voices

12.  Celebrate Jesus – The New Joyful Sounds

13.  Only God Knows – The Gospel Keynotes

14.  Mary Did You Know – The Bishops Quartet

15.  Saint's Christmas – Ronnie R. Riles, Sr. Presents Family And Friends Praising God

16.  Lord We Praise You – Minister Win Thompkins

17.  Rise Up Shepard – The Gospel Keynotes

18.  Show A Little Love – Larnell Starkey & The Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers

19.  It's That Time Of Year – Brothers & Sisters Featuring Elder Troy Jackson

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

21.  Born On Christmas Day – The Alabama Gurlz

22.  Away In A Manger – The Canton Spirituals 

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, 2018

 

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 17 - 19, 2018.  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, 2018

 

We thank God for allowing us to see this New Year - 2018. And, it is our continued prayer that it is a blessed year for all.

Two Thousand Seventeen (2017) 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.  There were many concerts featuring gospel quartet singers during 2017.  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 it seems that gospel quartet artists are finally using the digital music tools to release singles.  Many National Gospel Quartet Recording artists released singles; most notably, Doc McKenzie And The Hi-Lites' Come Aboard


Overall, 2017 was a good year for gospel quartet music. And, we look for even greater and better things to come from this genre during 2018.

 

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January 1, 2018

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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