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December 31, 2011

The Blessed Singers of Bennettsville, South Carolina, just released a single tilted "Be Ready."  Listen to the single during the new music broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio in January 2012.

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December 30, 2011

 

There are programs that happen each year that you can actually plan your quartet gospel calendar around. For instance, anyone involved with quartet gospel know that on the First Sunday in October, all roads lead to Augusta for The Swanee Quintet's Anniversary. And, for over 30 years the Blockbuster Showdown has taken place in Florence, South Carolina during the first part of March. Likewise, each valentine weekend, quartet gospel enthusiasts journey to Albany, Georgia, for the Family Reunion Fest.  And, of course there is The Mississippi Burning near the end of May.  read more

 

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December 30, 2011

The Texas Boys are working on a new project.  It should be released the first quarter of 2012.  The group has been singing the Good News for forty (40) years.  The new project will be a celebration of that longevity.

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December 25, 2011

Evangelist Marnitta Jackson and The Telenaires just released there new project titled Sit Down.  The group is based out of Rutherfordton, North Carolina.  Listen to the single during the new music broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio in January 2012.

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December 22, 2011

it is official, Roy Ladson and Revelation of Columbia, SC, recently signed with MALACO's 4 Winds label.

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December 16, 2011

 

Rev. King & The Anointed G & H Gospel Singers have a CD that ask the question Have U Got God In U? It was actually released in 2008.  There are 6 good gospel quartet songs on the CD.  The group is based out of Kenly, NC.

 

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December 15, 2011

Luther Barnes' "Yet Love" Reaches Top 30 - In Stores January 24, 2012

Luther Barnes, Son of "Mr Rough Side Of The Mountain" The Late Great F.C. Barnes, has forged his own place and has made his own mark in the history of Gospel music.

On January 24, 2012, Luther Barnes releases his 22nd CD entitled, "Another Level" performed with The Sunset Jubilaires and promises to brighten the New Year with songs of faith, encouragement, and inspiration.

Cherished as one of the greatest balladeers of all time in any genre (Urban, Gospel or Blues), Luther Barnes has enjoyed airplay and sales success with his many styles of Gospel recorded albums from the Quartet style, Praise & Worship to Contemporary.

As a producer and songwriter, Luther Barnes has produced and penned timeless classics such as "I'm Still Holding", "So Satisfied" & the Grammy Nominated "It's Your Time," Stellar Nominated, "Wedding Song" standard "Somehow Someway" and the "Exercise Song" "You Keep On Blessing Me" which was a Top 10 Billboard Gospel Song and experienced crossover success into the Urban mainstream receiving airplay on Urban AC stations around the country.

And just when you think he couldn't get any better, he penned the current single "Yet Love" which is quickly making its presence felt at retail has also made its debut in the Top 30 on Mediabase Gospel chart.

Of his twenty-one releases in his vast catalog with more than half of them reaching Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Charts, seven (7) in the top twenty

Old and new fans of this multi-talented gentleman will definitely want to add this future classic to their Luther Barnes music collection.

This Holiday Season Give "The Gift Of Yet Love!"

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December 5, 2011

Flossie Boyd Johnson & Favor will be ministering in concert in the country of Italy this Christmas. Check out the schedule at their website.

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December 3, 2011

Thanks to Ms. Debbie Blue for providing us with a copy of The McDonald Sisters' new CD, LIVE. This 13 track CD is sure to become a favorite of anyone that appreciates great gospel quartet music.

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December 2, 2011

Winners in the MCG Records' Christmas Give-A-Way can be found at Quartet Central Message Board.

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December 2, 2011

 

Twenty-four year old Darren McMillan, second lead singer of Men In Christ of Raeford, NC died on yesterday.  For updates on arrangements, visit Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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December 1, 2011

 

December begins with the highly anticipated LIVE Recording of The Gospel Legends of Columbia, South Carolina. This will be the group's second LIVE Recording. The recording will take place at Bible Way Atlas Road, Columbia, South Carolina on December 3, 2011. There will be an Anniversary Concert for the group at the same location on Sunday, December 4, 2011.

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December 1, 2011

As you begin your shopping for the perfect gift, why not consider one of the many great gospel quartet projects. We invite you to consider the projects listed in our Top 20, those that we have reviewed, and the many projects mentioned on the Quartet Industry News' page.

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December 1, 2011

Well, the last month of the year is upon us. And, in spite of there being a down economy, it has been a very active year for gospe

 

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November 23, 2011

 

Congratulations to The Starlights of Compton, California. The group is scheduled to be featured in an hour long special on The Oprah Winfrey Network during the Spring of 2012.

 

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November 21, 2011

 

Gloryland Gospel Breaking News Exclusive!!!  Harvey Watkins Jr. & The Canton Spirituals Returns Home. The Malaco Music Group is proud to announce the signing of Harvey Watkins Jr. & The Canton Spirituals.  Read more about the signing at Gloryland Gospel Blog.

 

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November 16, 2011

 

Have you been wondering what is happening with The Soul Stirrers?  Well, The Legendary Soul Stirrers, Featuring Willie Rogers, just released a new CD titled The Legend Continues - The Next Generation.

 

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November 16, 2011

 

JUDAH of Rochester, NY, recently signed with Low Rush Music.  In October the group recorded a LIVE project.  It is anticipated that their first project with Low Rush will be in the marketplace during the first part of 2012. 

 

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November 15, 2011

 

Last year, we aired an All Quartet Gospel Christmas broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio. The response to the broadcast was overwhelming.  So, we will be airing the broadcast again this year.  The Christmas broadcast will begin on December 1, 2011.

 

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November 12, 2011

 

Denise Peairs of Oxford, MS, just released her first project.  The CD is titled I Come A Long Way.  There are twelve (12) songs on the CD.  Songs from the CD are currently in rotation at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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November 10, 2011


MCG Records, through Gloryland Gospel, is giving a Christmas gift to fans of quartet gospel. Each day, from December 1, 2011, through December 25, 2011, one winner will be chosen to receive a
gift package of 5 CDs from MCG Records' vast catalogue. To enter the contest, click on the Give-A-Way Christmas Ornament at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Promotions" page.

 

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November 7, 2011

 

For all those that have contacted Gloryland Gospel and asked "are there now 2 sets of The Mighty Clouds of Joy?"  The answer, unfortunately, is YES!.  The group headed by the legendary Joe Ligon is now known as Joe Ligon & The Mighty Clouds Of Joy.  The group headed by Richard Wallace is referred to as The Mighty Clouds Of Joy.

 

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November 6, 2011

 

Selma, AL, is the home of the Majestic Voices. Majestic Voices new CD is titled simply Majestic. And the majesty of their voices makes this a great CD.  Listen to songs from the CD during the New Music broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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November 5, 2011

 

The Dynamic Holy Spiritualaires of Laurel, Mississippi, have a new CD and DVD.  The CD is titled "LIVE" In Laurel, Mississippi. It is subtitled "Celebrating 40 Years."  The DVD bears the same titles with the caption ANOINTED, EXCITING & NOT BORING.  What an awesome package.    

 

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November 3, 2011

 

Lil Sonny & The Peacemakerz have released a CD titled Peace That Passeth All Understanding.  This is a very good CD from the son of the singer Lil Sonny that is a member of The Brooklyn Allstars.

 

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November 1, 2011

The new CD, Living On The Lord Side, by Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's has been released. The title track, in and of itself, makes this a must have project.

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Gospel Quartet Music has had 10 great months in 2011. There is no reason why the remaining two months can not be even more successful.  Normally new projects are not released in November.  However, this November may buck that trend.  Take a look at the new entries into Gloryland Gospel Top 20 Chart.  And, we expect several new projects from some of the minor labels.  In addition, projects released in the past 30 to 60 days should begin to get the attention they deserve this month.  Listen to many new projects during Gloryland Gospel New Music Broadcast beginning November 11, 2011.

 

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November 1, 2011 

 

November is upon us. This is the month that most begin to get ready for "The Holiday Session." This is also the month we celebrate Thanksgiving. Have you ever actually read the initial Proclamation that started the Thanksgiving tradition?  Well, if not we encourage you to do so.  You will find words encouraging giving PRAISE to our God.  You will also find Thanksgiving described as "a day of solemn THANKSGIVING to GOD for all his mercies. . ."  So, as you celebrate Thanksgiving Day this year make sure that you give God the praise.

 

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October 28, 2011

 

The new CD by The Hebrew Boys, of West Point, MS, titled The Realization. The CD was released by 4 Clouds Music Group. Songs from the CD are currently in rotation at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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October 26, 2011

JUDAH of Rochester, NY, will be celebrating their 3rd Anniversary this upcoming weekend with a series of events.  There will be a Meet and Greet Autograph Signing gathering on Friday; a live DVD recording and the release of their new CD titled Leaning On You on Saturday, and a concert on Sunday in Buffalo, NY.

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October 24, 2011

The long awaited new release by Darrell McFadden And The Disciples is finally available. It is titled simply ALIVE! There are eighteen (18) songs on the CD. In addition to the CD, the package also contains the DVD of the Live recording. Fans of the Bishop will keep this project in high demand of many months.  Songs from the CD are currently in rotation at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

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October 23, 2011

 

Chozen of Bennettsville, SC, has released the single Meet Me At The Alter. What an awesome song from this duet. It is currently in rotation at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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October 19, 2011

 

Rev. Wallace Ingram of Prescott, AR, has two CDs that will sure to get the attention of quartet gospel fans. The first is No Prayer, No Power.  And, the second is Jesus Is The One.   Songs from the CDs are currently in rotation at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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October 18, 2011

 

Louis Dicks, long time member of The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, died in Durham, NC.  For additional information and arrangements visit Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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October 15, 2011

 

The Mellowtones of West Memphis, AR, has an outstanding new CD titled Songs To Remember.  Once you listen to the entire CD it will be easy to remember" to keep playing this one over and over. Listen to songs from the CD during the October Quartet Mix Broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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October 10, 2011

 

On February 11, 2011, The Williams Brothers were in concert at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, MS. Part One of the concert has been released. It is titled The William Brothers - Live At The Hard Rock, Part 1.

 

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October 4, 2011

 

The Mighty Revivals of St Paul, Minnesota, will be releasing their freshman project on November 6, 2011.  The CD is titled The Mighty Revivals : A Revival.

 

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October 1, 2011

 

October should be another great month for  gospel quartet music. First, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's new CD is scheduled to be released this month.  Secondly, Luther Barnes' Fall Classic begins in a few days. 

 

And thirdly, the legendary Swanee Quintet"s Anniversary is always on the First Sunday in October. This year"s program features Doc McKenzie and The Hi-Lites, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC"s, Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, Luther Barnes, The Canton Spirituals and The Sensational Nightingales.  It will be held, as it the past, at the Bell Auditorium, in Augusta, GA.  For more information about the program visit the Swanee"s website.

 

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September 25, 2011

 

Donnie & Shirley Morgan have released a 2-play titled Never Too Late featuring Shirley Morgan.  The songs on the CD are the title track and Pray About It.  Listen to songs at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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September 23, 2011

 

The Bishops Quartet of Orlando, Florida, has a new CD titled "Heaven Is Too Far" (For You To Walk)There are 11 songs on the CD.  Listen to songs from the CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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September 22, 2011

Brothers In Christ of North Baldwin, NY, is another up and coming group that describes their music as "Quartemporary."  There new CD is It"s In The Word.  Listen to songs from the CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

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September 19, 2011

 

Peyton Bailey of Stockbridge, Georgia, has released the CD I Give You Praise and a DVD bearing the same title.  Listen to songs from the CD on Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during our Female Quartet Music broadcast.

 

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September 17, 2011

 

Karen Washington & The New Singing Stars most recent CD is Talk To JesusLike the previous projects, this one was produced by Eric Sharper of Dream Reality Records.

 

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September 15, 2011

 

The Joy Boyz will be making their national television debut on BET"s Bobby Jones Gospel on Sunday, October 9, 2011.  Check your local listing for the time the program will air in your area.

 

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September 15, 2011

 

Luther Banes & The Sunset Jubilaires recently released the single titled "Yet Love."  It is an awesome song.  Listen to it, beginning Friday, September 16, 2011, at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during our New Music broadcast.

 

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September 9, 2011

 

The Pearly Gates of Suffolk, Virginia, have released a single titled "Thru It All."  We understand that their new CD should be released in October 2011.

 

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September 7, 2011

 

The Brothers In Christ of Franklin, Virginia are now on the SMG Records label. Their new project Transition is scheduled to be released on September 26, 2011.

 

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September 5, 2011

 

R. C. Marigna may not be a household name yet.  However, once you listen to his new CD, For Thou Oh Lord, you will not forget this outstanding balladeer. 

 

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September 2, 2011

 

The Talley Brothers are almost ready to release the first single from their LIVE recoding in Evergreen, Alabama.  Look for more information about the release at Gloryland Gospel. 

 

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September 1, 2011

 

Mrs. Mary Bonner (mother of David Bonner of Lil David and The Soulful Knights of Atlanta, Georgia) died on Monday, August 29, 2011.

 

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September 1, 2011

 

September has been designated Gospel Music Heritage Month.  Of course, gospel quartet fans know that each and every day is a day to celebrate the rich history of gospel music.  Read the first resolution passed by Congress designating September as Gospel Music Heritage Month.

 

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September 1, 2011

 

One of the most recognized record label in gospel music is MCG Records.  It is the label that launched the career of Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's.  At the helm of the label is Mr. James Bullard.  Mr. Bullard has worked with some of the greatest artists of this genre; such as, Shirley Caesar, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and Slim & The Supreme Angels.    So, we have decided to dedicate an entire 5-day broadcast to just MCG's quartet gospel artists. Tune into Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio and listen to recordings  from The Racy Brothers, The Alabama Spirituals, Slim & The Supreme Angels, Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, The Williams Brothers, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's, Apostle J. L. Cash & Praise, The Dixie Hummingbirds and many, many more. It all begins on Sunday, September 11, 2011, and will air through Midnight Thursday, September 15, 2011. 

 

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September 1, 2011

 

September is sure to be another grand month for Gospel Quartet Music.  One of the largest programs this month will be Spirit Fest in Greenville, SC.  

 

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August 31, 2011 

 

Gospel Singer Victoria Hawkins-Westbrook died on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In Detroit, Michigan.

 

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August 28, 2011

 

Front Row Gospel just released their second compilation CD.  Front Row Gospel Volume II, contains songs from eleven of their artists.  Listen to songs from the CD during the Quartet Mix broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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August 26, 2011 

 

Mr. Willie Joe Sanders, Sr., of Joe Sanders & The Royal Travelers of Lake City, South Carolina, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, in Florence, South Carolina. His son, Mr. Timothy "Mutly" Sanders, died on Sunday, August 21, 2011, in Florence, South Carolina. For additional information and arrangements visit Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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August 22, 2011 

 

The Texas Boyz are working on a new project. It should be released by the end of the year. Check our Industry News Page for updates on the project.

 

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August 18, 2011 

 

Now you can listen to Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio on your Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod Touch,  and iPad.  The Live365 mobile app includes search/browse, presets, top stations, personalized recommendations, and background streaming.  Visit  Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio and download the App. 

 

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August 11, 2011 

 

Dave Shirley and Tafal Gospel Singers of Los Angles, California, recently released their new project titled We See A Better Way.  There are fifteen (15) songs on the CD. Listeners will find it hard to take this project out of the player.  Listen to the songs during Gloryland Gospel"s Quartet Radio"s Quartet Mix and New Music broadcasts.

 

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August 10, 2011 

 

The winners of the Gloryland Gospel Give-A-Way for the upcoming Live Recording of Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC"s are Tanya S. (from SC), Timothy P. (from GA), CaWanda B. (from MS), Priscilla W. (from SC), and Cynthia E. (from TN).  Each of the winners will receive 2 tickets to the upcoming Live Recording.  They will also receive a copy of the CD of the Live Recording once it is released. Congratulations to all the winners. And, we thank all that participated in the contest.

 

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August 8, 2011 

 

The Reel Experience is the title of the new project by The Reel Brothers. "The Reel Brothers are taking gospel music to the next level with their anointed and energetic sound, with a twist of spiritual evolution."  Listen to the songs during Gloryland Gospel"s Quartet Radio"s Quartet Mix and New Music broadcasts.

 

 

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August 3, 2011 

 

Game Entertainment of Fanwood, New Jersey, has released two outstanding quartet gospel CDs. They are All About Jesus by The Singing Pastors of Piscataway and God Is On Call by RHYZE.  Listen to songs from the CDs during Gloryland Gospel"s Quartet Radio"s Quartet Mix and New Music broadcasts.

 

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August 2, 2011 

 

DeLois Barrett Campbell, of The Barrett Sisters, died in Chicago, Illinois, today.  For additional information and arrangements visit Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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August 1, 2011 

 

Each month Gloryland Gospel features a unique broadcast of gospel quartet music. Last month we featured the Drive and Almost Drive" songs. This month, from August 15 through August 18, 2011, we will feature quartet gospel music by groups with the adjective "Sensational, Exciting, Mighty, Powerful, or Fantastic" in their name.  So, tune if for songs by groups like The Mighty Gospel Warriors, The Sensational Jubilees, The Mighty Kings of Harmony, The Powerful Singing Tornadoes, The Sensational Six, Rev. Melvin L. Kenniebrew and The Sensational Saints, The Mighty Aires, The Mighty Gospel Saints, Darrell McFadden & The Fantastic Disciples, The Mighty Sanfordaires, The Fantastic Robinson Wonders, of course The Fantastic Violinaires, and many other groups.  If there is a gospel quartet that has "Sensational, Exciting, Mighty, Powerful, or Fantastic" in their name and you want to hear their music as part of our upcoming broadcast, just send us their name.

 

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August 1, 2011 

 

August 2011, is sure to be one of the most talked about month in the Quartet Gospel Music Genre. First, there is the annual event held by the Stevensons in Rome, Georgia. The program will be headlined this year by The Mighty Clouds of Joy and Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites.  Secondly, this is the month that Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC"s will do another Live Recording.  Unlike the others, this one will take place in Decatur, Georgia.  And, thirdly, there are many back to school" quartet gospel concert scheduled this month. These concerts offer the ideal opportunity for groups to give back to their community and to introduce a new generation of listeners to the music of this genre.

 

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August 1, 2011 

 

We enter the month of August mourning the death of one of the great quartet gospel promoters, James "Bo" Gamble. Mr. Gamble was the driving force behind the very successful Blockbuster Showdown program that was held in Florence, SC, each year.

 

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July 30, 2011 

 

New Generation of Houston, Texas, recently released their 3-play CD with songs from their upcoming full project titled He Will Provide. Listen to the songs during Gloryland Gospel"s Quartet Radio"s Quartet Mix and New Music broadcasts.

 

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July 30, 2011 

 

Gospel Promoter James Gamble (often referred to as Mr. Blockbuster) died Friday night, July 29, 2011, in Florence, SC.  For additional information and arrangements visit Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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July 29, 2011 

Quartet City Records has released their first Independent Gospel Artist Spotlight Compilation CD.  Listen to the songs during Gloryland Gospel"s Quartet Radio"s Quartet Mix and New Music broadcasts.

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July 20, 2011

Trilogy Music is the online broadcast of Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites.  The broadcast features audio spots of upcoming programs for the group.  In addition, new releases by the group will be aired at Trilogy Music before being disseminated to the public.  Check out the broadcast by visiting the group's website

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July 16, 2011

 

Quartet City Records has released the single "Take A Ride" by Chevela and The Spiritual Voices.  Listen to the song during Gloryland Gospel"s Quartet Radio"s Quartet Mix and All Female Quartet broadcasts.

 

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July 14, 2011 

 

MALACO"s Four Winds Records have signed The Soul Messengerz of Washington, DC. The group"s recent release, Grace and Mercy, will now be re-released and distributed through MALACO"s distribution network.

 

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July 12, 2011 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

BISHOP F. C. BARNES PASSES TODAY

The Malaco Music Group regrets to inform you that Gospel Icon, Bishop F. C. Barnes passed away early Monday morning, July 11, 2011 at approximately 2:30 am. He was 82.

Bishop Barnes began singing in quartets when he was 14 years old. He would later record eight albums with Rev. Janice Brown and "Rough Side of the Mountain" became the most popular album remaining #1 on the gospel charts for more than a year, selling over 500,000 copies. Bishop Barnes spent his entire recording career on Atlanta International Records, (Air Gospel) a subsidiary of The Malaco Music Group. He recorded 15 albums, not including appearances on several LP's with his son, Gospel Legend Luther Barnes and the widely successful direct marketing campaign infomercial entitled, Gospel Legends.

Bishop Barnes has received numerous Stellar Award nominations as well as a Dove Award nomination. In 2010, Bishop Barnes & Company received a Stellar Award nomination for their latest CD "The Old Time Way." On this CD, he recorded his first collaboration since Rev. Janice Brown with Darrell Luster on the single, "God Is God" (He Won't Change) which received considerable airplay and garnered an appearance on BET's Bobby Jones Gospel.

According to Malaco's Executive Director - Gospel Division, D. A. Johnson...

"I was saddened when I received the news of the passing of Bishop F. C. Barnes. Bishop Barnes was the true patriarch of his family, consummate leader to his church ministry, highly dedicated professional in his dealings with his music ministry and always a gentleman. He wrote one of the greatest songs of all time so I affectionately referred to him as, "Mr. Rough Side Of The Mountain" I'm honored to have had the opportunity to serve in his music legacy. Bishop F. C. Barnes will be greatly missed."

Please pray for the entire Barnes Family.

Funeral Arrangements will be forthcoming.

To listen to clips and read the complete bio of Bishop F. C. Barnes, visit
www.malaco.com.

Albums

* When it Rains it Pours
* Rough Side of the Mountain
* No Tears in Glory
* Rev. F.C. Barnes - Live
* Keep Me All the Way
* I shall Not Be Moved
* I Can't make It (Without the Lord)
* Hold On
* God will Heal the Land
* God Delivered
* Come on in the Room
* Can't See You
* Barnes Family Reunion
* Barnes Family Reunion II
* The Old Time Way
 

 

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July 11, 2011 

 

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Bishop F. C. Barnes. He died this morning.  For updates on funeral arrangements visit the obituaries section of Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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July 10, 2011

 

Listen to new music from Alexis Jones, Glorious, Bubba Johnson & The Omega Singers, Elder Donald Danner, Lil' Blair & The Fantastic Heirs, Kingdom Travelers and many more beginning July 11, 2011, at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

 

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July 10, 2011

 

4Clouds Records have been busy signing artists. Many of the new signees should be releasing projects this year. Also, the label is working on a compilation CD.

 

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July 8, 2011 
 

4Clouds Records have signed the group Legacy of Lancaster, South Carolina. Their new CD should be released later this year.

 

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July 6, 2011

 

4Clouds Records have signed The New Soul Consolators of Magnolia, Mississippi. The group"s live recording should be released later this year.

 

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July 2, 2011 

 

The Legendary Singing Stars" new CD is now available for download. The project is titled Sail On Superstar. The obvious reference in the title is to the late Tommy Ellison – who was referred to in this genre as The Superstar.  According to Sam Williams, the CD is dedicated to not only The Superstar, but also to the late Dennis Bowers.
 

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July 1, 2011 

 

What is your favorite gospel quartet drive" song? You, know the one that will get you on your feet and keep you there throughout the entire song. You know the one that is dominated with strong bass guitar chords. Yes, the one where the drummer is really doing his thing. Well, tell us your favorite gospel quartet drive" song and we just might include it in our radio broadcast dedicated to drive" and almost drive" songs beginning July 16, 2011. Just click here.
 

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July 1, 2011 

July is here. As you enjoy the 4th of July, think about all the activities relating to quartet gospel that have occurred during the past six (6) months. We have been introduced to new projects from independents and major labels. There have been gospel quartet concerts every weekend in many parts of the country. And, sadly, there have been many deaths in the quartet gospel community.

It is our prayer that the groups and artists of this go into the next six months committed more than ever to bringing souls to Christ. After all, we should never forget the reason why this music is so important.

 

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June 30, 2011

 

4Clouds Records signed The Sons Of Favor of Indianapolis, Indiana. The group was on the Low Rush Music label. Their new CD for 4Clouds records will be titled The Journey and should be released this year.

 

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June 27, 2011

 

Mary Pugh & The Pugh Singers of Grove Hill, Alabama, is scheduled to release their new CD, A New Beginning, on July 23, 2011.

 

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June 26, 2011

 

WOS Records recently released the CD Detroit Quartets On Parade Volume 1.  On this project are Curtis Turrentine & Revived, Daughters Of Vision, Voices Of Wonders, Sounds Of Faith, Joe Agee & Gods Good Ole Boys, and Evelyn Turrentine-Agee & The Warriors.

 

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June 24, 2011

 

We received the soon to be released CD by The Kingdom Travelers of Richmond/Hayward, California. There are 10 songs on the CD; such as, "Bye And Bye," "Heavy Load," "Balm In Gilead," and "Jesus Is My Friend." Listen to songs from the CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during the June Quartet Mix.

 

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June 23, 2011

 

Live In Chicago II was a project released by AMEC Records.  Quartets on the project are The Douglas Singers, The Holy Disciples, The Sensational Harmoneers, The Heavenly King Juniors, Witness For Christ, The Inspirational Souls, The Brown Brothers, The Family Jubilees, and The Universal Jubilaires.

 

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June 22, 2011

 

Thanks to Pastor Tyrone Lindsey for sending us a copy of the recording by The Windy City SpiritualaireS titled Change In My Life. There are 13 songs on this project - including one featuring the late Evangelist Chequita Lumzy. Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during the June Quartet Mix.

 

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June 20, 2011

 

"I Looked Down The Line" was a big hit for The Spiritual Clouds Of Joy.  The group was from the Plain/Jackson areas of Mississippi. The song was on the album titled I Look Down The Line. It was on the J & B Label out of Jackson, Mississippi.  The album featured J. B. Mance. Listen to songs from the album at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during the June Quartet Mix.

 

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June 17, 2011

 

MCG Records will be releasing the CD Medicine later this month.  The project is the work of The Black Academy Of Arts And Letters.  Artists on the project include Reuben Studdard, Jasmine Guy and Ann Nesby.

 

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June 15, 2011

 

The Flint Cavaliers are now on the Low Rush Label. Last year the group released a single titled "Havin' Church."  The single will be included on the new project.  Look for the new project later this year.

 

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June 13, 2011

 

This month MCG Records will release the new Lee Williams & The Spiritual QCs CD titled Gods Groove! The Re-Mix. The Re-Mix consists of eleven of the most exciting and spiritually touching songs from Lee. The songs have been updated with powerful arrangements including a rap artist.

 

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June 12, 2011

Johnny Gatlin of Oakland, California, most recent project is titled The Sanctified Review Project Volume #1.  There are several good quartet gospel songs on the CD.  The 70s soul music arrangements flow throughout the project. 

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June 10, 2011

Bishop Fred A. Jones, Sr., and Family Style Records have released a great solo project by Alexis Jones.  The 16 track project is titled Simply Alexis Just Being Me.  Many songwriters and artists of this genre contributed to the project.

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June 09, 2011

DAR Records of Wirtz, Virigina, has released the CD Make Me Over by Bubba Johnson & The Omega Singers of Virginia and Glory To You Lord by the group GloriousGlorious is an A Cappella group that is following in the footsteps of The Fairfield FourBubba Johnsons project is nothing but down home gospel quartet music.  Listen to both CDs at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during this months New Music broadcast.      

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June 07, 2011

The McDonald Sisters have released a 2-play with songs from the CD Live In Conway, South Carolina. The songs on the 2-play are "Will You Meet Me" and "Hes A Shelter."

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June 06, 2011

Everywhere I Go is the titled of one of the most recent release by The Voices of Clouds.  This group has been recording great gospel music for over 50 years.  They also recorded under the name Charlie Wells and The Voices of Clouds.   The newest project will have you looking for older projects from this group.  Listen to the CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during this months New Music broadcast.

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June 04, 2011

 

Rev. R. L. Bush & The Revived Sons (of Brooklyn, NY) are scheduled to release their debut CD on August 9, 2011.  The project was produced by Spanky Williams.  Williams and Bishop Darrell McFadden are guest artists on the project. 

 

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June 03, 2011

 

Revelation S.E.E.D. Featuring Family and Friends (of South Florida) have released their third CD titled He's Still God.  There are fifteen (15) songs on the CD.  The project may very well elevate this dynamic group to the next level.

 

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June 03, 2011

 

Tony & The Magnificent Voices (of Durham, NC) are scheduled to release their new CD on July 31, 2011. If the songs on the CD are anything like their live performances, it should be an awesome project.

 

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June 01, 2011

 

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 that makes up the gospel quartet genre.

 

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May 31, 2011

 

Mirror Image International announces that The Marable Twins (Jerry and Kerry), along with the group, are planning to return to the studio to work on their next project. If you were blessed by the previous two - Songs With A Message From The Heart and The Time Is Now, the upcoming project should become one of your favorites. The release will feature 10-12 songs. The Twins will be accompanied by some of your favorite lead singers in quartet music.  Mirror Image International is continuing its tradition of presenting, producing and promoting music with a message for the masses.

 

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May 25, 2011

 

The Blind Boys Of Alabama have called upon some of the household names of the Country Music genre for their new CD, Take The High Road.  On this project you will hear the group's duet with Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, and The Oak Ridge Boys.

 

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May 23, 2011

 

The Softwinds of Paterson, New Jersey, are on their way to South Carolina. The program is billed as "SOUTHERN-NORTHERN SINGOUT SHOWCASE." Check out Quartet Central Message Board for the location and time of program. And, by the way, now you can finally purchase The Softwinds music online.

 

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May 22, 2011

 

The All MALACO broadcast on Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio was well received.  The number one ranked song by listeners last week was The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers - Church Song.  Number 2 was Tommy Ellison & The Singing Stars Hard To Get Along.  Number 3 was Willie Banks & The Messengers In The Name of Jesus.  Number 4 was The Pilgrim Jubilees Old Ship of Zion.  And, number 5 was Castro Coleman & Highly Favored - Move Lord

 

Look for exclusive broadcasts by other gospel quartet labels in the future.

 

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May 20 , 2011

 

Hosia Thomas of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has released a solo project titled A Little Higher. There are 13 tracks on the project. There are songs like Just Trust, Jesus Rose, Stand By Me and Thank You. In addition, Thomas is joined by R. J. Sandifer and Earnest Thomas on He Touch Me. And, he shares lead with Cynthia R. Scott on In The Street.
 

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May 15, 2011

 

Probably the most recognized record label in gospel music is MALACO. It is certainly the dominant label for quartet gospel music. With seven (7) quartet gospel projects released thus far this year, MALACO has assigned itself the title of Gospel Quartet Supremacy. So, we have decided to dedicate an entire weeks broadcast to just MALACO quartet gospel artists. Tune into Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio and listen to some of the earliest gospel recordings (on the MALACO label) from The Jackson Southernaires, The Pilgrim Jubilees, The Soul Stirrers, The Sensational Nightingales, The Williams Brothers, The Truthettes, The Fantastic Violinaires, The Angelic Gospel Singers, The Gospel Keynotes and many, many more. The broadcast will also include recent releases from MALACO. It all begins tonight at Midnight and will air through Midnight Friday, May 20, 2011. There will be over 2000 songs in rotation.

 

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May 14, 2011

 

Sandy Foster of The Blind Boys of Mississippi reports that the group is busier than ever.  Recent additions to the group are Donnell King, Johnny Garrett and Tracy Davis. Willie Glover is back with the group as the bass guitar player.

 

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May 13, 2011

 

The Shepherds (of flint, Michigan) are back in the studio working on their sixth CD. There will be 10 songs on the project. We understand it will include The Shepherds' rendition of "Grace and Mercy.  The project should be released next year.

 

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May 12, 2011

 

Hosia Thomas (of Pine Bluff, Arkansas) Manager and Lead Singer for the gospel group The Angels of Praze has just released is first solo project. The CD is titled A Little Higher. There are twelve songs and one instrumental on the project.

 

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May 05, 2011

 

GOSPEL MUSIC LEGEND, MELVIN WILLIAMS selected US MUSIC AMBASSADOR by US Department of State, Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Read the Press Release at Gloryland Gospel Blog.

 

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May 02, 2011

 

The Leggett Brothers new release is titled Im Going Home.  Songs on this project are Im Going Home, Tribute To Daddy, Jesus I Love You, I Know He Lives, The Goodness Of Jesus, Stand By Me, Close To You, My Soul Says Yes, Try Jesus, Where Will You Run, and Without God I Can Do Nothing.  Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during the May New Music and Quartet Mix broadcasts.

 

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May 01, 2011

 

May should be another exciting month for Quartet Gospel.  There are many concerts scheduled across the country.  Beginning May 1, 2011, there are Pre-Mother's Day program in many states.  And, Mother's Day weekend will see all the major groups of this genre in concert.

 

 

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April 26, 2011

 

Ophir Gospel is preparing to release Quartet Blockbuster "Volume One."  The CD is a compilation that contains new songs by Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson, Paul Porter, and The Truthettes.

 

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April 22, 2011

 

The 13th Annual Conference of National Association Of Gospel Promoters and Managers will be held on April 28 May 1, 2011, at the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. Minister Barbara McLaughlin is the Founder and President of the organization.

 

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April 19, 2011

 

The Sons of The Soul Revivers will be in a live recording on April 25, 2011, in Emeryville, California. The concert will be held at the Expressions Music and Arts Little Theater. The recording will consist of new songs and a unique arrangement to the very popular Cross In The Middle. Look for the CD and DVD of the recording later this year.

 

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April 18, 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA hear and read all about James Bullard announcing a major break through in the world of Gospel Quartet music.

Beyond a shadow of doubt, this is the music that started it all. It is the foundation on which all Gospel music artists stand. On June 28, 2011, MCG will release the first ever 10-song CD re-mixes on the #1 Gospel Quartet in the world, the unforgettable
Lee Williams & the Spiritual QCs. This re-mix is going to shake the music industry like never before. You are not going to believe your ears. This re-mix is birthed out of the genius of one of the music worlds greatest re-mixers, DJ Astonished. If youre driving, pull over and stop. If youre sitting in your office, hold on to your chair. If youre at home preparing a meal, please move away from the stove. The music on this re-mix will make you dance, shout, and say wow, wow.

 

MCG Records

 

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April 16, 2011

 

MALACO Records building destroyed during the massive storm last evening.  For more on the devastation visit Gloryland Gospel Blog or Quartet Central Message Board

 

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April 14, 2011

Listen to the worldwide debut of the first single from the New Project from Lee Williams & The Spiritual QCs exclusively on Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

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April 04, 2011

 

David Milner & Company, of El Paso, Texas, new CD is titled Its Time.  There are seven (7) outstanding songs on the project.  This CD deserves to be in heavy rotation across the country.

 

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April 03, 2011

 

The (Northern Kentucky) Brotherhood Singers were privileged to participate in an All A Cappella competition on Saturday March 26, 2011, in Chicago.  The group won 1st place for the Midwest Region.  They will participate in the national competition on May 14, 2011.   The group has also been nominated for Quartet of the Year 2011 Urban Inspirational Awards.  They are scheduled to sing during the 2011 Urban Inspirational Awards Show.
 

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April 02, 2011

 

Legendary Baritone Singer Alfred "Gino" Smith of The Gospel Keynotes died this morning in Rochester, NY. For information about funeral arrangements, visit Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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April 01, 2011

 

April will be another good month for gospel quartet music. It begins with the long awaited live recording of Darrell McFadden & The Disciples.  The recording is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Christian Faith Center, 101 South Peach Street, Creedmoor, North Carolina.

 

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March 27, 2011

 

The annual SC Gospel Quartet Awards Program was held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Lower Richland High School, Hopkins, South Carolina. The morning session consisted of workshops relating to the gospel music industry.  The evening session included a concert featuring Flossie Boyd Johnson & Favor, Spirit of Columbia, Sister Mary Myers & The Team of Joy, The National Juniors, The Redeemers, The New Israelites, and Big Bubba & The Eternal Harmonizers.

 

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March 25, 2011

Women of Strength of Columbia, South Carolina, will be releasing their CD entitled Ministry during the Spring of 2011.  New Vision Records Label is excited for them because their ministry is powerful and [they] have no doubt the CD will save souls and heal hearts.

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March 25, 2011

Darryl Peavy & Nu Season of Atlanta, Georgia, has been nominated in 4 categories of the 2011 Rhythm of Gospel Awards Quartet CD Of The Year, Male Quartet Group Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year and Quartet Song Of The Year.

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March 25, 2011

Lamanuel Boykin & Company of Riegalwood, North Carolina, are scheduled to release their CD entitled Living for the Lord, on May 8, 2011, on the New Vision Records Label.

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March 25, 2011

Front Row Gospel Music Group will be releasing the new CD by The New Pearly Gates, of Suffolk, Virginia, later this year.

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March 25, 2011

Front Row Gospel Music Group will be releasing The Compilation Vol. II. Featured Artists will include Mrs. Wendy Peterson, The Douglas Singers, The New Pearly Gates, Resurrection, Phayze II, Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver & The Hallelujah Singers, Mike Alston & Nu Revelation, The Women of Strength, Eternity, Tawana Ross, The Gospel Sonz and  Lammanuel Boykin & Company.

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March 15, 2011

 

The Harmonizing Echoes 3-play is titled Real Love. Along with the title track, the other songs on the CD are "I Just Want To Be Real" and "Its Not Over."  The CD was released by Dove Records. Dove Records is owned by members of The Virginia Aires.

 

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March 15, 2011

From March 16 through 18, 2011, Gloryland Gospel will air songs by female gospel quartet singers. There will be over 500 songs in the broadcast. If you are a member of a female group (or just someone singing the gospel quartet style music) and want to get maximum exposure for your music, send it to Gloryland Gospel Radio Broadcast, Post Office Box 25567, Columbia, SC 29224.

 

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March 14, 2011

 

Sister Mary Myers and The Team of Joy Gospel Singers released their new CD on Sunday, March 13, 2011, at their anniversary program.  The headliners for the program were The Fantastic Violinaires and Darrell McFadden & The Disciples. The concert represented Charlie Brown first concert with The Fantastic Violinaires after his recent illness.

 

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March 13, 2011

 

Glenn Stevenson provided us with a copy of The Swanee Quintets 70 Years The Legacy Continues project.  This is a very significant recording. It represents the groups 70 years of singing the Good News. And, it is the first recording with all new music by the group since the death of the last original member, James Big Red Anderson.

 

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March 13, 2011

 

Thousands attended the Blockbuster Showdown Gold Cup Awards in Florence, South Carolina, on Saturday, March 12, 2011. The winner of the Gold Cup was Luther Barnes and The Sunset Jubilaires. Second place winner was The Brooklyn Allstars. The third place winner was Lee Williams and The Spiritual QCs.

 

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March 12, 2011

 

The Virginia Aires and Terry Frazier and The Tears of Joy have been added to The Blockbuster Showdown Gold Cup Awards program scheduled for later today in Florence, South Carolina.

 

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March 11, 2011

J. B. & Focus most recent release is titled Jesus Is A Rock.  The CD is the best yet released by the group.  On this one they tackled Man In The Middle a song made famous by Doc McKenzie and The Gospel Hi-Lites

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March 09, 2011

Jeffery Newberry, of The Gospel Keynotes, informed us that their new falsetto singer is Shaun Thompson. Shaun is the grandson of Horace Thompson of The Sensational Nightingales. Larry McGowan describes him as the next great falsetto singer in gospel music. He compares Shaun to Rev. Claude Jeter and Paul Beasley. He contends Shaun will be as dominating a force in gospel music as Jeter and Beasley.

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March 09, 2011

Men In Christ has released a 3-play titled Trust In The Lord.  Along with the title track, other songs on the CD are "Lord, Somebody Needs You" and "I Feel Good."  The group is from Raeford, North Carolina.  And, the lead singer on the 3-play is Donald Livingston.

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March 08, 2011

 

Who will be the next headliner in Gospel Quartet Music? Do you think that there is a group in your area that should be on the national stage? You know, that group you think is so good. They sound just like any other national group, but just have not been given the opportunity to showcase their talent and ministry on the national stage. Well, tell us about that group. Just send us an email with information about the group. It just might be there ticket to the world stage.

 

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March 06, 2011

We have been informed that Brother Ricky Botts, a member of The Starlights of Compton, CA, is very ill and is in the hospital.   Also, Evangelist Loretta Coleman remains in the hospital.  We continue to solicit your prayers for the sick of this genre.

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March 05, 2011

 

Ophir Gospel out of Tampa, Florida, has released the Over There CD by Greg Logins & In Christ. There are twelve (12) outstanding songs on the project.  "He Never Left Me" and "Yes Lord" have a Part 1 and Part 2.  Thus, the project contains fourteen (14) tracks.

 

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March 03, 2011

 

Today we received projects released in February by MALACO, through 4 Winds Records.  They are The Jackson Sisters, The Sensational Nightingales, The Joy Boyz and Lil Blair & The Fantastic Heirs. In addition to the CDs, they also released the DVD on The Jackson Sisters, The Sensational Nightingales, and The Joy Boyz.  What an awesome collection of great gospel music.

 

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March 01, 2011

One of the major events for gospel quartet enthusiasts happens this month. We speak of the 31st Block Buster Showdown Gold Cup Awards.  As in years past, this event is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2011.  The concert will occur at the Florence Civic Center, Florence, South Carolina. For a list of the groups scheduled to perform at this highly anticipated event check out the front page of Gloryland Gospel.

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March 01, 2011

Did you know that March has been declared Women History Month? Join us on Quartet Radio from March 16 18, 2011, 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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March 01, 2011

 

The Black History Musical Tribute aired on Quartet Radio was well received. We sincerely appreciate all that took the time to let us know you were listening. We welcome your request for your favorite song. To help facilitate your ability to make your request known, we have included a link within our broadcast schedule. Just visit Quartet Radio and click on Female Quartet Groups or Quartet Mix. Tell us the name of the artist and the name of the song you want to hear. We really like hearing from you.

 

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February 28, 2011

 

Elder Donald Danner has released a single titled Baptized In The Name Of Jesus. It is sure to get the attention of Radio Angels across the country.  The musicians on the project are some of the best in South Carolina Bishop Barry Mitchell, Ellis Gamble and Minister Carlos Staley.

 

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February 26, 2011

 

During this last weekend of February and Black History Month Celebration for 2011, why not take the time to share good gospel quartet music with family and friends. Think about a gathering to watch a Gospel Quartet DVD or two.

 

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February 24, 2011

 

Rev. R. L. Bush is back in the studio working with several groups. He is also pulling together the project for the new group for which he will be the front man Rev. R. L. Bush and The Revived Sons.

 

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February 23, 2011

 

If you have not heard of the label 4 Clouds Records, you need to find out about the good work they are doing in quartet gospel. Their team is certainly computer savvy. Instead of sending CDs through the mail, they are effectively using the digital medium to get the songs into the hands of Radio Angels.  And, they are building an impressive catalog.

 

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February 21, 2011

 

Got a song you would like to hear as part of our Quartet Mix broadcast as Quartet Radio?  All you have to do is send us an email with the name of the artist and the song. We have made it easy for you, just Visit our Quartet Radio page and click on the link at Quartet Mix for February. 

 

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February 19, 2011

 

One of the groups from Arkansas that repeatedly deliver outstanding gospel quartet recordings is The Eternal Light Singers.  They have been working on a new project entitled Empower.  Look for the new CD sometime in March.

 

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February 18, 2011

 

The Family Reunion Fest 2011 was well attended.  Albany was certainly the place to be for fans of Gospel Quartet Music on February 12, 2011.  The lineup was a virtual whose who of the 'top echelon' of gospel quartet music Lee, Doc, Harvey, Swanees, Jubes and The Mighty Clouds of Joy were there.

 

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February 17, 2011

 

The Gospel Incredibles are working on a new CD. The project will feature guest performances by some well known gospel quartet lead singers.  Look for the new project later this year.

 

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February 16, 2011

 

You will probably describe Terry Frazier & The Tears Of Joy as a new group with seasoned members. The bandleader for their project Keep Lookin' To The Hills is none other than Benny Hill. Yes, the same Benny Hill that came a household name will playing for Doc McKenzie and The Gospel Hi-Lites.

 

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February 16, 2011

From February 18 through 21, 2011, Gloryland Gospel will air songs by female gospel quartet singers. There will be over 500 songs in the broadcast. If you are a member of a female group (or just someone singing the gospel quartet style music) and want to get maximum exposure for your music, send it to Gloryland Gospel Radio Broadcast, Post Office Box 25567, Columbia, SC 29224.

 

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February 15, 2011

Lady Voncile Belcher has been added to the upcoming Blockbuster program. You may recall our Blog about Ms. Belcher's new CD. Those attending the Blockbuster will be treated to a jazz vocalist that sings quartet gospel.

 

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February 14, 2011 

 

Minister Dale Mayes will have you reminiscing about some of the great falsetto vocalists of gospel music. If you like Paul Beasley, the late Sam Cooke or the late Claude Jeter, you will enjoy the singing of Minister Mayes. His new CD is titled Keep Your Head Up.

 

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February 13, 2011 

 

53rd Annual Grammy Gospel Winners List:

Best Gospel Performance - BeBe & CeCe Winans "Grace"

Best Gospel Song - Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum (songwriters Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)
"It's What I Do".

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album - Switchfoot "Hello Hurricane"

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album - Israel Houghton "Love God. Love People."

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album - Diamond Rio "The Reason"

Best Traditional Gospel Album - Patty Griffin - "Downtown Church"

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album - BeBe & CeCe Winans "Still"

 

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February 13, 2011 

 

Members of the gospel quartet community who have transitioned to the Other Shore within the past week - Brother James Thomas of The Capitol City Five, Raleigh, NC, DeWayne Williams of The New Stars Of Faith of Ft. Valley, GA, Ronnie Brown, Lead Guitar Player for Leomia Boyd, Aberdeen, MS, and Robert Evans of The Disciples (formerly The Singing Disciples), Baltimore, MD. For more information on their passing and funeral arrangements visit Quartet Central Message Board.

 

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February 12, 2011 

 

The Williams Singers new CD is titled Experiences. And, what an uplifting experience you will have while listening to the CD. Guest artists on the project include Tim Rogers, Castro Coleman and Spanky Williams.

 

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February 10, 2011 

 

Dont forget to check out the Tribute To The Legends Of Quartet Gospel at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio from February 11 to 17.  Some of the songs that will be in the broadcast are Tribute Parts 1 & 2 by Slim & The Supreme Angels, The Real Pioneers by Darrell Luster, A Tribute to Gospel by Doc McKenzie and The Gospel Hi-Lites, Tribute To The Caravans by The Jackson Sisters, Tribute by Tony Pittman and The Harmony Winds, How Can I Lose This Race by The East Coast Pilgrimaires, Quartet Legends Medley by The Lighthouse Singers, and Quartet Heaven by Castro Coleman & Highly Favored. If there is a tribute song that you would like us to include in this special broadcast, just send us an email.

 

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February 9, 2011 

 

Bishop Jesse Harris of The Gospel News Magazine provided us with copies of the new CDs by Elizabeth Heggs (Time) and Jeneal Johnson (New Home).  Listen to songs from both CDs at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during the broadcast of Female Quartet Singers beginning February 19, 2011.  

 

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February 7, 2011 

We are getting favorable reports about Black History Programs around the country featuring some of the very best from the gospel quartet genre.  Keep encouraging organizers of Black History Programs to include gospel quartet groups.  It will make a difference.

 

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February 5, 2011 

There is a new group from Alabama that is about to burst onto the National Stage.  And, that group is none other than Redeemed.  Their debut CD is titled The Journey Begins.  Looking for an exciting up and coming group, check out these guys. 

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February 2, 2011 

 

The WOW Gospel 2011 project has been released by Verity Records.  Gospel quartet fans will find songs like "I'll Be There" by The Mighty Clouds of Joy "So Good To Me," by Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC's, and "Favor" by Shirley Caesar on this 2-disc package.  In addition to the WOW project, Verity also recently released the The Legacy Project by John P. KeeRance Allen, Joe Ligon, Doug Williams, Harvey Watkins, Jr., and many others are featured on The Legacy Project.

 

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February 1, 2011 

 

Remember The Turner Brothers (of Apopka, Florida)?  They had a reasonably successful recording a few years ago with the CD titled A Family That Prays Together Stays Together.  The popular single from that project was "Pay Day."  Well, we understand that the group is working on a new project.  If the new recording is anything like their first, look out for a power packed project that is sure to minister to the listeners.

 

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February 1, 2011 


February is the month set aside to formally celebrate Black History. 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 the rich history of gospel quartet music with someone, particularly young people. Tell them about the trailblazers.  Tell them how The Caravans, The Swanee Quintet, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Harmonizing Four, The Fairfield Four, The Swan Silvertones, The Victory Travelers, Clara Ward, The Gospel Harmonettes, and many others, paved the way for the gospel (no matter what the format) artists of today.  Dont miss the opportunity to talk about the History of this genre.  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 help keep the music alive and to share the history of this genre.

 

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January 31, 2011 

 

Not much was said about The Gospel Keynotes touring the Middle East during the holiday.  The primary reason for the silence was security.  But, it should be known that from December 20, 2010 to January 4, 2011, members of The Gospel Keynotes ministered to the troops throughout Iraq.  According to reports from the Middle East, the guys really lifted the moral of those that attended the concerts.  Check out the guys by clicking HERE.   

 

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January 29, 2011 

For all those that have inquired, YES The Blockbuster will take place this year.  According to the organizers, the 31st year of the Blockbuster should be one of the best.  The organizers are planning a 'full-court press' ad campaign that will begin on February 1, 2011.  The Blockbuster is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Florence Civic Center, Florence, South Carolina.  Look for more information about the Blockbuster at Gloryland Gospel in a few days.

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January 27, 2011 

Lee Williams & The Spiritual QCs extend their relationship with MCG Records.  The group just inked an extension of their contract with MCG that will keep the team producing hit gospel music at least for the next 4 years.   

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January 25, 2011 

There are 600 gospel quartet songs currently in rotation at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio Broadcast.  Groups like Aris Smith & Made Men, The Virginaires, The Soul Seekers, The Showers Family, Second Chance, The Peacemakers, The Singing Tornadoes, The Lighthouse Singers, The East Coast Pilgrimaires, The Hill Sisters, Men of Endurance, The New Spiritualaires, The Jackson Southernaires, and many more.  Tune in and listen to some of the very best gospel quartet music. 

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January 24, 2011

Roy Tyler (of Roy Tyler and New Direction) sent us a copy of the new release from Men Of Endurance.  They describe themselves as A Premier Gospel Quartet group.  They are one of the most exciting and enthusiastic quartet groups in the San Francisco/Peninsula Bay Area of California.  Their new CD is titled So Blessed.  Read more about the group and the CD at Gloryland Gospel Blog.

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January 22, 2011

The Singing Tornadoes' new CD is titled God's Prevailing Spirit.  There are ten (10) songs on the CD.  From Time Is Winding Up to Put God First the songs will really minister to the listeners.  But, there is one song that will really get your attention Old Timey.

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January 19, 2011

MALACO Music Group continues to sign the next generation of gospel quartet groups.  Just take a look at the posting on Gloryland Gospel Blog.  You will see some very familiar names that are now part of the MALACO camp.

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January 15, 2011

This year we will highlight the legends of this genre that are still with us.  Throughout the year special recognition will be paid to the likes of Spencer Taylor, Jr., Rev. Norris Turner, Joe Ligon, Rev. F. C. Barnes, Deacon Percy Griffin, Rev. Tommy Span and others.  If there is a legend of this genre that you would like for us to feature, just send us an email with your recommendation. 

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January 13, 2011 

The group Connection from Houston, Texas, new CD is titled Unleashed.  This is the groups third project.  There are some great songs on the CD.  It is sure to put the group in high demand for appearances in 2011.    

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January 13, 2011 

Bishop Fred A. Jones, Sr. & The Jones Family Singers are once again taking their music to the next level.  The new CD is titled Next Level #2.  Check out the groups version of The Fantastic Violinaires "I Cant Refuse." 

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January 8, 2011 

 

Doc McKenzie and The Hi-Lites are working on a new project.  We understand that during this month, when they are not on the road, they are in the studio.  It is expected that the new CD will have all new songs.  Look for the release later this year.

 

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January 7, 2011 

 

The Echoaires new CD is finally released.  Ol' Skool ~ Nu Flava is sure to become a favorite of gospel quartet fans across the country.  Like their Transformation Live In Memphis, TN project, this one is also on the Ecko Records' label.

 

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January 7, 2011 

 

Dr. Andrew Cheairs & The Songbirds have released a 3-play titled Makeover.  The songs on the CD are "One More Day" (Album Version), "Makeover," and "One More Day" (Radio Version).

 

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January 7, 2011

 

Mister Sullivan S. Pugh of The Consolers died on December 30, 2010.  His funeral is tomorrow in Miami, Florida.  For more details about Brother Pugh and to sign the guest book, visit Gloryland Gospel Blog.

 

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January 6, 2011 

 

We finally received the new CD by Lady Voncile BelcherMs. Belcher is an awesome singer.  She has sung (and recorded) with some of the best choirs in the country.  Her new solo CD is titled Kourageous.  It is on the Low Rush label.

 

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January 3, 2011 

 

A young group that should get a lot of air play in 2011 is Totally Committed.  Their New CD is titled The Time Has Come.... .  With the new CD, the group's time is now.  Read more about the group at Gloryland Gospel Blog .

 

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January 3, 2011 

 

The Peacemakers new CD is titled I Won't Look Back.  There are some great songs on this project.  Check out the guys version of "I Woke Up This Morning." 

 

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January 1, 2011 

We believe 2011 is going to be great year for the quartet gospel genre.  There are many new gospel quartet groups that are sure to make an indubitable impact on this genre in 2011.  We will continue to champion their music and those of all the artists of this genre.  In addition, we will, for 2011, shine a light on the Legends of this genre.  Watch our Industry News Page and Gloryland Gospel Blog during the year as we pay tribute to the Legends of Quartet Gospel.

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January 1, 2011 

 

Two Thousand Eleven is here.  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 Ten 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
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There were many concerts featuring gospel quartet singers during 2010.  If you viewed the calendar of some of the major artists of the genre during 2010, you noticed that they were singing somewhere almost every weekend.  And, there were countless anniversaries, banquets, and gathering featuring local and regional 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.    

Overall, 2010 was a good year for gospel quartet music.  And, we look for greater and better things to come from this genre during 2011 -
The Year Of The Legends.

 

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January 1, 2011 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 
     

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