Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Interview With Nick Trammell

Hey y'all!

I was able to get a chance to talk to Nick Trammell about an interview when we saw the Mark Trammell Quartet at the Brumley Sing, and he graciously agreed.  Before we get started though, let me tell you a little bit about them.

The Mark Trammell Quartet
"For over forty years Mark Trammell has been blessed to sing Gospel Music. Something he says, "evolved from a dream to a life's call; from just singing to ministry." Many long time observers and followers of Gospel Music consider him to be one the greatest baritone singers of all time. He has won multiple awards as a singer and producer, and has been a member of four of Gospel Music's most acclaimed groups - The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision and Gold City. For most people, just being with one of these legendary groups would be the pinnacle of a career and justification for resting on your laurels. But for Mark now is not the time to kick back and relax. Instead, it is time to step into a fresh mission that focuses on evangelism through the seamless integration of Gospel Music and preaching - The Mark Trammell Quartet. If surrounding yourself with the right people is one of the keys of success, then Mark Trammell might be considered a 'master locksmith'. Since he was 15 years old, Mark has literally been surrounded by and sung with some of the most respected men in Southern Gospel Music including Ray Shelton, Eldridge Fox, Jim Hamill, Squire Parsons, Ray Reece, Tim Riley, Glen Payne, and George Younce.  Mark states that the major reason for turning this trio into a quartet is the fact that he desires to help perpetuate the craft that he has given his life to, and to present every aspect of pure gospel quartet music to the best of their ability. In April 2012 MTQ celebrated 10 years of watching God take the unlikely and do the abnormal with only two ingredients involved in its success. Man's obedience to the call of God, and God's supernatural power to do the impossible thru those who are stubborn enough to simply believe He can."

And here is the part that you have all been waiting for... the interview!

Nick and his family
1.Tell us a little bit about you and your family.
"I am the son of Mark and LaResa Trammell,I have a beautiful wife, Jessica, and two beautiful children. Tessa is 3 and Charlie is almost 1."

2. When did you get saved?
"February 9th 2003."

 3. How long have you been singing Southern Gospel Music?
"I have been around it my whole life, but I started with my first professional group, The Perrys, in August of 2006."

4. What is your favorite gospel song? 
"That is a hard question to answer. I think it changes every day! The song I keep going back to currently on my iTunes is Jesus Saves by the Booth Brothers. Calvary Answers For Me by the Perrys, and If Only Just A Few that we just re-recorded are a couple of my other favorites."

 5. What is the funniest thing that has happened on the bus?
 "Watching our tenor singer tear the bus apart looking for his sunglasses that we hid. He thought he lost them. They fit me pretty well."

 6. What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
 "Isaiah 26:3. Go read it and you will see why!"

 7. Has your dad ever embarrassed you on stage?
 "No but I'm sure I've embarrassed him plenty. If not, I need to try harder."

 8. What are your hobbies?
 "I enjoy playing golf. Right now in my life I spend every moment I can when we are home with my wife and kids. The kids are growing so quickly, and I'm trying to soak up every moment."

 9. Who snores on the bus?
 "Who doesn't?!"

 10. Where do you call home?
 "We live just south of Gadsden, AL."

Nick, thank you so much for doing this it was fun.  Readers, I hope you enjoyed!  If you'd like to find out more about this group go check out their website or keep up with them on Facebook

Thanks for reading.

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