Monday, February 23, 2015

Moments With Mercy - Interview with GW Southard from Triumphant Quartet!

Hey Everybody!
I was recently able to do an interview with GW Southard, Triumphant Quartet's piano player!  First let me tell you a little bit about Triumphant Quartet...



"Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand. That popularity promoted the group in 2008, from singing daily at the theater, to touring nationally and performing in major concert venues, auditoriums and churches. It has also voted them the Fan Favorite Quartet in the Gospel Music field for the last six years, and each group member also being nominated for and receiving various awards. Triumphant Quartet has had three #1 Songs and several others have climbed the Top 40 music charts, which has also contributed to their popularity. Gospel music fans agree that the triumphant sound is distinctive, solid quartet singing. But Triumphant excels in diversity, and also expands their musical borders to a wide variety of styles, that is enjoyed by church audiences and music lovers.  When Triumphant takes the stage, the audience is entertained by the musical variety, the engaging personalities and a bond that is brought together by years of friendship. Audiences will find themselves smiling, laughing, crying, encouraged and uplifted. And most of all, they will walk away having had the Gospel Message presented to them in a powerful way, with a hope that many will receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ is the focus of Triumphant. He is the reason they sing, and these four gentlemen stay consistent and steadfast in their goal of giving their very best in all they do and every song sung."

And now for a little bit about GW.  We have enjoyed his piano playing for Triumphant Quartet, and have had fun getting to know a little bit more about him.

1.  When and how did you get started in piano?
I was about fifteen years old and my uncle asked me to play for his church.  I only knew a couple of chords, and that's how I began to learn.  


2.  Tell us a little bit about your family.
My wife is Erica and we have two girls - Mikayla and Presley.  


3.  When did you get saved?
When I was nine I got saved,When I was nineteen at a Brian Free concert I re-dedicated!  


4.  What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you since you've been with Triumphant?
My wife is pregnant!


5.   What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while on the road?
At NQC I played two tracks at the same time... pretty embarrassing!


6.  Where do you call home?
Charlotte, NC!


7.  What is your favorite song to preform?
Take It From Me, Meshach


8.  What is something most people don't know about you?
I am a shy person!

9.  What's the strangest food you've ever eaten?
I stick with the safe stuff!  


10.  What is your favorite restaurant since being on the road?
P.F Changs!  


Thank you so much for agreeing to this interview, GW!  I hope you all enjoyed this interview as much as we did,  Again, if there is somebody else you would like to see interviewed, let us know!

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