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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.”

Sister Blanche Goodson Mention the name Blanche Goodson to any gospel quartet singer on the road today, and immediately they will spring to life with accolades about her commitment to this genre. Sister Blanche Goodson, for many years, was the general manager and on-air personality at WLGO, AM 1170, Lexington, South Carolina. She developed a reputation for playing local gospel quartet groups’ music. When other stations were focused on the national artists, she ensured that the unknown, and little known, local singers got their fair share (and more) of radio airplay.

For several years she hosted a television program dedicated to the gospel quartet genre. In fact, many of the programs can still be viewed by visiting the TV Program page of her website. And, speaking of website, she was one of the first gospel quartets’ Radio Angel to have her own website. Not just a web presence, but an actual website with news about the industry, pictures of events, and links to other websites related to gospel quartet music. She was in the forefront when it came to putting gospel quartet videos on the internet.

Sister Goodson’s many years in broadcasting has equipped her with a wealth of knowledge about this genre that has made her one of the best emcees in gospel music. She knows how to introduce a group to the audience.

Sister Goodson is also the CEO of South Carolina Gospel Quartets Awards (SCGQA). SCGQA presents an annual program recognizing and honoring South Carolina Gospel Groups.

Sister Goodson has now ventured into online radio broadcasting. The broadcast is called SC Gospel Quartet Radio. She features gospel quartet music from across the state of South Carolina. On Sundays, she features sermons from Pastors that you may not otherwise find on the Internet.

When you are not listening to Gloryland Gospel Radio, tune into SC Gospel Quartet Radio. And, let Radio Angel Blanche Goodson know that you appreciate all that she does for this genre.