Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ethan Whisnant Shares His Favorite Christmas Tradition | Focus On Christmas

Bob Sellers Shares His Favorite Christmas Memory | Focus On Christmas

Keith Plott Of The Lefevre Quartet Shares His Favorite Christmas Song | Focus On Christmas

Monday, October 14, 2019

Big News From the Goulds!

Big News From the Goulds!


Nashville, TN (October 14, 2019) The Goulds are a Southern Gospel trio known for their family harmony and uplifting spirit.  They are grabbing the attention of Southern Gospel Music fans and industry professionals across the country which got the attention of Bonnie White and Rivergate Talent.  The Goulds are excited to announce that their association with Bonnie White and Rivergate Talent is effective immediately.  Bonnie states, "I am very happy and thankful to be working with The Gould Family.  This is a family that loves the Lord, loves people and loves the ministry.  They are ready and willing to go and minister to people around the globe, wherever God leads them."   

Les Butler states, "I am excited for the Goulds.  They are deserving of the blessings they are experiencing these days.  What talent!  Bonnie White of Rivergate Talent will help to expand their borders.  And, Butler Music Groupis excited to help them in the business arena as a consultant.  Additionally, I am personally very excited to produce their new album for 2020.  We have the best songwriters in our industry hard at work writing for this album and Nashville's best players are on standby to offer their award winning talents to the mix!  2020 is going to be a groundbreaking year for the Goulds!"

The Goulds include Tim Gould, Deb Gould [wife], Christa Gould and Kelsey Gould-Mertens [daughters] and Colton Mertens [son-in-law]. The Goulds have appeared with such artists as The Isaacs, the Kingsmen, The Lesters, The Crist FamilyTriumphant Quartet, The Perrys and many more. They have appeared on the main stage of the National Quartet Convention (NQC) and at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.  When Asked about this opportunity, Tim Gould states, "We are excited to be joining the Rivergate Talent Agency and Butler Music Group families as we take a step of faith into full time music ministry."

To find out more about the Goulds visit their website at 

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Down East Boys, 11th Hour and Master's Voice release Christmas albums ahead of the holiday season


The Down East Boys, 11th Hour and
Master's Voice release Christmas albums
ahead of the holiday season

Arden, North Carolina (October 11, 2019) — Sonlite Records artists the Down East Boys11th Hour and Master's Voice have released Christmas albums sharing the true meaning of Christmas and celebrating the season. All three arenow available.

Down East Boys, Comfort And Joy

The Down East Boys are sharing the nativity story on Comfort And Joy, their Christmas EP featuring classic songs, smooth harmonies and a high-energy medley. The voices of lead Ricky Carden, baritone Daryl Paschal, bass Zac Barham and tenor Doug Pittman set the tone for a season of rejoicing.
Beginning with the title track, this collection reminds that Christmas is about celebrating Christ’s birth and the joy and salvation it brought — and still brings us. The lyrics of “Comfort And Joy” say each year, Jesus makes the weary world rejoice, and we should praise Him.

“Glorious Impossible” follows, recounting the miraculous nativity story, telling us to open our hearts and souls to receive His love. The Down East Boys’ rendition of the classic “Little Drummer Boy” is joyful in its message. With happy hearts, we can serve Jesus with whatever gifts we have, no matter how small they seem. The collection also features an up-beat, quartet version of “Children Go Where I Send Thee” and a Celtic feel to the old world tune “Wexford Carol.”

Comfort And Joy closes with “Carol Of The Bells Medley,” a festive, high-energy song that shows the Down East Boys’ vocal talent. The voices come together to create a moving medley, that ends on the note, “Christmas is here!”

Listen to Comfort And Joy HERE.

11th Hour, The Greatest Gift

Capturing the wonder and awe of the Christmas season, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift features familiar, up-beat and joyful songs that spread the news of Christ’s birth.

Beginning with a festive, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” this album immediately shows 11th Hour’s vocal talent. With sopranoAmber Eppinette taking lead, the song sets the tone of joyful anticipation and celebration during Christmas.

Alto Jaquita Lindsey sings lead on the somber “What Child Is This,” sharing the Biblical story of Christmas and inspiring reverence toward the miraculous birth of Christ. On “Home For The Holidays,” “Christmas Medley - Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas,” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” tenor Logan Smith’s fresh lead vocals bring holiday cheer and excitement on these traditional Christmas songs. “Joy To The World” embraces the overwhelming happiness Earth felt when Christ was born, while “O Holy Night” is a moment of stillness for quiet worship.

The album closes with the title track, written by Allan Eppinette. It’s a moving reminder that God sending Jesus to die for our sins and bring salvation will be the greatest gift we ever receive.
Filled with a blend of familiar Christmas songs and hymns, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift provides a joyful soundtrack for the season that celebrates family and fun, but keeps the true meaning of Christmas.
Listen to The Greatest Gift HERE.

Master's Voice, The Season To Sing

Master's Voice brings a traditional quartet style to The Season To Sing, a Christmas album that tells the story of Christ’s birth and the meaning it holds for all of our lives. With only a few traditional Christmas songs, Master’s Voice captures the spirit of the season with new music about finding joy in life because of salvation.
The album begins with “The Season To Sing,” an up-beat song about angels announcing the arrival of Christ, moving people to rejoice and celebrate this moment of joy.

“How Many Kings,” “Reaching” and “Come Make A Place In Me” capture how amazing and once in a lifetime God and Jesus are, and how their love knows no bounds, filling the emptiness in our hearts whenever we need it. “Still Makes Me Sing,” with a driving feel, details the endless happiness Christ’s birth brought to Earth.
“From Bethlehem to Calvary” and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” share stories of Christ’s birth and life on Earth. He brought light to those who needed it, and continually guides people through life to learn and grow through Him.

A few traditional songs, “Silent Night,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “I’ll Be Home From Christmas” complete the collection, adding reverence and joy to the Christmas season.
With every song sharing the joy, awe and wonder of Christ’s birth, The Season To Sing is a timeless, Southern Gospel Christmas collection from Master’s Voice.

Listen to The Season To Sing HERE.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Interview With Wilburn And Wilburn | Southern Gospel Gazette

Without a doubt, one of our family's favorite groups in southern gospel is Wilburn and Wilburn.

We always enjoy getting the chance to see them when they come around us as well as at the bigger events each year.  While at NQC this year, we had the pleasure of getting to sit down with Jonathan and Jordan the night their new cd Raised on Red officially released! We talked about that and much, much more, so join us for a few moments as we chat with Wilburn And Wilburn.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fan Spotlight : Paula Andrews | Southern Gospel Gazette

Hey, y'all!  I know its been awhile but we are so excited to bring you all another fan spotlight.  This one is featuring an SG fan from Arkansas, Paula Andrews.  Let's get started, shall we?


Modesty: Tell us a little about yourself.
Paula: I live in South Arkansas, I have 2 kids and 3 awesome Grandkids, I've owned a small catering business for over 20 years, and I love Southern Gospel Music!!

Modesty: When and what got you started listening to SGM?
Paula: Growing up, we weren't allowed to watch TV before church, but we could watch Gospel Music Jubilee!☺ I enjoyed the music but never really "got into it" until I was grown and married. A friend of mine talked me into going to a concert that our church had, he said I would love it! I went! And I did!! That was in 1987, Gold City Quartet came on stage and I was hooked!!!!

Modesty: Do you remember what album/recording, concert, or group you heard first?
Paula: Gold City in September, 1987

Modesty: What are your top five favorite groups?
Paula: Gold City, LeFevre Qt, 11th Hour, The Hoppers, Wilburn And Wilburn

Modesty: What is one of your current favorite songs?
Paula: All My Hope is in Jesus...Gold City

Modesty: What SG song was last played on your iPod/CD player?
Paula: Heaven, Gold City

Modesty: How many SG groups have you seen in concert?  Have you kept a tally of how many concerts you’ve attended?
Paula: Oh my, I have no idea, probably most of them! Haven't kept a tally, but way up in the hundreds!!!!!

Modesty: Out of all the concerts/events you’ve attended, is there one in particular that sticks out to you as a favorite?
Paula: Yes...when Gold City had their first big Gadsden Homecoming, several years ago, it was the most blessed, worshipful event I had ever been to! Gold City, Tim Riley, LeFevre Qt, Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, Wilburn and Wilburn, Channing Eleton, Adam Borden, Dennis Swanburg, Bryan Elliott, Ivan Parker and Josh, Mark Trammell Quartet, hope I didn't forget anyone!! The spirit in that church was so special! I will never forget it!!

Modesty: Do you prefer to download the music, or own the physical CD's?
Paula: Physical CDs.

Modesty: Do you own any SG records/cassette tapes or do just digital downloads/cds?
Paula: Own the actual CDs etc.

Modesty: Do you sing or play any musical instruments?  If so, which part or instrument?
Paula: I took piano lessons for 10 years....they didn't take!!! As for singing...I make a "joyful noise"!!!!!

Modesty: What SG song do you turn on for a pick-me-up?
Paula: Sun's Gonna Come Up in the Morning...LQ

Modesty: What SG song do you turn on when you need to relax?
Paula: Same God....Gold City

Modesty: If you could choose one SG song as a life song, what would it be?
Paula: All My Hope is in Jesus... What more is there, than that??!!


Paula, thank you SO much for taking the time to share a little bit about yourself and your love for Southern Gospel music with us!  Readers, be sure to leave a comment below, and contact us if you'd like to be featured!