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On Saturday, December 17, 2016, SC Gospel Quartet Radio and SC Gospel Quartet Awards presented an appreciation program for Toby A. Goodson. The concert was held at Faith, Hope and Charity Church in Columbia, SC.

Before reporting on the concert, let me tell you about Toby. Toby is the son of Sister Blanche and Brother Ronald Goodson. Sister Goodson is affectionately referred to as The Mouth Of The South. She is a radio angel, promoter and currently the CEO of SC Gospel Quartet Radio and SC Gospel Quartet Awards. As CEO of SC Gospel Quartet Radio, she has taken an idea of having an online radio broadcast and launched a 24/7 online station that is changing the way gospel fans around the world get their praise on at home, work and while traveling. Ronald Goodson is a songwriter, arranger, singer and musician extraordinaire, he is also the lead guitarist for The Legendary National Juniors.

Thus Toby grew up immersed in the gospel music genre. As a result, he is an exceptional drummer. He is a music producer. He is also one of the up and coming music engineers  with a unique ability to maximize digital software and equipment to get the most out of artists. So, it was fitting that his Mom and Dad would want to celebrate the holiday season with a gospel concert Appreciation Program just for their son.

The concert began with devotion by Little Ms. Danasha Richardson. What a talent. At six (6) years old, she delivered biblical scriptures and very fitting devotional songs like a pro. The concert performers were The Southern Gospel Singers, Willie Goins & The Medlondyettes, The National Juniors and The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams. All of the groups were great. The National Juniors introduce the congregation to the title track from their new CD “Just Look How The Lord Blessing You And Me.”

The headliners The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams took the services to greater heights.  Now, for gospel fans, you know that The Talley Boys were the musicians for the group Willie Neal Johnson & The New Gospel Keynotes. And, you also know that Minister Cross and Robert Williams were longtime members of The Gospel Keynotes as well as The New Keynotes.

So, having Minister Cross and Robert Williams on stage with the Talley Boys brought back fond memories of the legendary Gospel Keynotes. This was a reunion of sorts and what a reunion it was. Minister Cross and Robert Williams shared lead duties. Yes, Minister Cross did call “Robert” just like the late Willie Neal Johnson would have. And, yes, the guys embraced all of the comedic moves that fans were use to seeing by a performance of “The Gospel Keynotes.” But, they sang. And, they took the audience down memory lane. And, what a trip it was – with songs like, “Jesus, You’ve Been Good To Me,” “This Is Just A Rehearsal,” and so many more. What a grand time we had with this new configuration of The Keynotes.

If you are a promoter and you want to bring to your city a group that will electrify the audience and deliver that traditional gospel quartet sound with a twenty-first century flare, then you need to book The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams. You will not be disappointed. And, your audience will surely be saying “Lord, I Thank You.”

National Association Of Gospel Promoters and Managers The 13th Annual Conference Of National Association Of Gospel Promoters and Managers was held on April 28 – May 1, 2011, at the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. Minister Barbara McLaughlin is the Founder and President of the organization.

This year’s conference was hosted by Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson and Percy Griffin (of the Swanee Quintet). The conference featured Music Workshop, Praise & Worship Ministry Workshop, New Artists Showcase and a Black-Tie awards Dinner.

The Honorees this year were Living Legend Award – Mr. James Bullard, CEO, MCG Records, Alpharetta, Georgia; Hall Of Fame Inductee – Mr. Charles Smith, Sr., Producer & Director, Comcast Cablevision, Channel 28, Wilmington, Delaware; and Radio Personality of The Year – Mr. Clarence Conner, Low Rush Records and WYZE 1480 AM, Atlanta, Georgia.

Along with Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson and The Swanee Quintet, other artists that performed during the conference were Bossman & The Sunset Gospel Singers, Minister Lady Shay, Darius Newman, Cheri Coleman, Sylvia Lott, and Jeneal Johnson.

Minister Celeste M. CrenshawFor some singers spreading the Word in song is truly an extension of their ministry. That would be an accurate assessment of Minister Celeste Crenshaw. Minister Crenshaw is more than just a good singer. She is the owner of the record label C’Nice Records. She is CEO of Kay Jay Deniya Music Publishing, KAYKARIA Book Publishers, and several charitable organizations including, C’Nice Foundation, SUBIW,pronounced (Sue-Bee) for Strong United Black Intelligent Women. She is a prison Chaplin for several institutions through out the state of Alabama. She is also an award winner author of several poems and books. She was the recipient of the 2010 Newsome Award Female Vocalist of the Year, Pensacola Florida Showcase.

On Feb 6, 2010 sponsored a free concert to aid the earthquake victims of Haiti. In 2005, she organized a relief effort for Katrina victims of Pass Christian, Mississippi. She has written and in the process of recording a song to benefit the soldiers stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. In other words, everything she does is geared toward ministering to others.

Therefore, it is no surprise that her CD Feel My Spirit focuses on sharing the Good News. Just look at the title of some of the songs, “He’s Gonna Make It Alright,” “Take It To Jesus,” and “Jesus Can Work It Out” – just to name a few.

Listen to songs from the CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio broadcast on October 11, 2010.