Volume 6, Issue 2


Jimmy Blackwood: Southern Gospel at its Best

“I was only 11 years old when the plane crash happened in Clanton, Alabama, but I knew it was a turning point in our family.”

Southbound: Southern Gospel with an Edge

“We love being able to be on stage in a different city every night and being able to minister to people from every walk of life and see their lives changed.”

Les Butler: Producing, Playing & Promoting Southern Gospel

“I listened to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, and George Jones, The Florida Boys, and others, which gave me my love of bluegrass and country.”

The Nelons: A Special Blend of Inspiration

“We have been invited numerous times to the Gaither’s multi-day events where there will be six thousand or more people gathered.”

Chef William Dissen: Appalachia’s Prodigal Son

“…while my journey as a chef has taken me all over the world, my heart has always yearned for a home in the mountains of Appalachia.”

The Erwins: Making Modern Christian Music

“We started as organically as you probably could with our father, singing two or three songs before he would go on stage to preach somewhere.”

The 11th Hour: Finding Harmony in His Message

“It’s literally the only message that changes lives, for the eternal side of things,” she said. “Christian music is the only one that suits the soul.”


Gene McDonald: The Humble Embrace of Bass

“Kids like bass singers because it’s something they can’t do. Kids need to know they’re important. If we make a child smile …we’ve done something.”


The Memphis Quartet: Gospel in the City of Blues

“…People get their money’s worth on singing and not a lot of talking and things like that. We let our hair down, sing and have a good time.”


Caroline: A Williamson “Branch” Finding Her Voice 

“I think about the hard work and skill that goes into the showmanship and music, …what it looks like, not just what it sounds like.”


January 2022 Video Chart

The Bluegrass Standard #1 Video: “Whether Or Not” by Deeper Shade of Blue 

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