NQC: 100 Years of Southern Gospel
Several days ago, Brian Free announced that he would be taking part in a Gold City reunion performance in a 12:00 noon showcase (100 Years of Southern Gospel) on Saturday at the National Quartet Convention. Initially, people were disappointed that they are only doing two songs. But be disappointed no longer. Like everyone else, I would love to see a full-length reunion CD/DVD at some point, but NQC has a too-good-to-be-true reunion lineup to fill out the showcase:
From the press release, here is a partial list of reunion lineups taking place:
- Bluegrass segment featuring members of the legendary Lewis Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and the newly formed Lewis Tradition
- A Gospel Caravan segment with the Lefevre Quartet, the Chuckwagon Gang, and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet
- A Speer Reunion with members Diane Mayes, Ann Downing, Sue Dodge, Jeannie Johnson, Karen Apple, Ben Speer, Faye Speer, the Speer Sisters.
- A Cathedral Reunion with Legacy Five, Greater Vision, and the Mark Trammell Quartet
- A Hinson Reunion featuring Ronnie Hinson, Chris Freeman, Larry Hinson, Bo Hinson and many former band members such as Gary Prim
- A Downings Reunion featuring Ann Downing, Joy Gardner, and Donnie McGuire
- A Rambos Reunion featuring Reba Rambo McGuire, Buck Rambo and Reba’s daughter Chastity Destiny
- A Singing Americans reunion with Michael English, Ed Hill, Rick Strickland, and Dewayne Burke
- A reunion of 1980’s version of Gold City featuring: Tim Riley, Brian Free, Ivan Parker, Mike Lefevre, and Garry Jones
Let me revise my earlier prediction. To get a good seat, you will now need to get there four times as early as for the Sarah Palin showcase. Palin will probably draw plenty of people from the area who have no interest in Southern Gospel, so there will be plenty of seats filled—but this is one where I fully expect to see some of my most dedicated fellow Southern Gospel fans waiting out hours early—with me—to get a good seat.