Monday, October 23, 2017

Moments With Mercy - Interview With Jay Parrack

Hey y'all, for my first post-NQC 2017 interview, here is my interview with Jay Parrack.  I was first able to meet Jay at NQC in 2015 when they had a Gold City Reunion.


As part of the 60th anniversary NQC celebration, they brought back the popular Gold City reunion again this year, so I contacted Jay and we set up an interview for Saturday evening of NQC.  I was so thrilled that we were able to do this since my family has been fans of Jay for quite some time! We have followed and loved his singing since we first heard him with Gold City. The first song I ever heard Gold City do was God's Building A Church, and let's just say from that moment, I was hooked! Several years after leaving Gold City, we were so excited when Jay started singing part-time again, as Jay Parrack and Vocal Event. We have all three of the cds this trio has out, and they are some of our family favorites! Let me tell you a little bit about Jay Parrack and Vocal Event-
"With a soothing blend of old southern gospel, to an upbeat, contemporary harmonic mix, Vocal Event is a group that brings versatility and southern roots to their audience.  This Gadsden, Alabama based trio brings to the southern gospel scene, Darren Morton – BaritoneAnthony “Bubba” Hallman – lead, and former Gold City Tenor Jay Parrack. Jay Parrack, sang with Gold City for over ten years and remains one of the leading tenors in gospel music. He brings with him, a heritage of gospel roots and embeds them within the harmony of this group.  Audiences have proven to instantly fall in love with the smooth contemporary sounds of Vocal Event as well as to their unique arrangements of old gospel hymns.  This group is grounded to their southern roots and is committed to delivering a trio sound that appeals to the very soul of true gospel music. With Jay Parrack’s unique tenor sound and the blend of Darren and ‘Bubba’, they prove to provide not only entertainment but a time of true worship straight from the words of scripture as well as from new words of worship and praise. Darren Morton and “Bubba” Hallman blend perfectly with Jay Parrack with a ‘smooth as silk’ sound that eases the senses. Their first project, “Simply Southern”, released in 2012, is a collection of Southern Gospel days gone by that you will most definitely come to love all over again. Their 2nd project "Sometimes He Whispers", brought them their first top 25 hit with its title release. They are currently producing their 3rd project...Jay Parrack and Vocal Event LIVE soon to be released! Each member of Vocal Event has a sound of his own, and each sound blends into a perfect harmony of old time gospel reunion. Jay Parrack and Vocal Event is a group sure to win yourheart, as they proclaim the very heart of Jesus through their own love for gospel music and its irresistable heritage and sound."
 So without further ado, sit back and enjoy this interview!


Jay, Thank you so much for doing this. Readers, I hope you enjoyed!
~Mercy

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