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13th Annual Gospel Quartet Workshop And CelebrationOn Saturday, March 23, 2013, Blanche Goodson presented the 13th Annual Gospel Quartet Workshop And Celebration. Minister Brian Mayes (Of Brian Mayes & Heavenbound) was the featured presenter for the Saturday morning workshop.

Ronica & The Mighty Blazing Stars were the special guest for the concert. Also performing at the concert were Flossie Boyd Johnson & Favor, Minister Ricky & The Mighty Golden Stars, The National Juniors, Raiford Hinton & The New Fantastic Jordianaires, Spirit Of Columbia, and Serenity.

SC GOSPEL QUARTETS AWARDS 2013 WINNERS

1. MALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
THE GOSPEL LEGENDS

2. FEMALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
FLOSSIE BOYD JOHNSON AND FAVOR

3. BEST DRESSED MALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
THE SIX VOICES OF ZION

4. BEST DRESSED FEMALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
SISTER MARY MYERS AND THE TEAM OF JOY

5. MOST DILIGENT GROUP OF THE YEAR
DEACON ROSEVELT ROBINSON AND THE FLYING SOULS

6. MALE PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
HENRY JONES

7. FEMALE PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
MARLESE HENDRIX

8. RADIO ANGEL OF THE YEAR
PASTOR CURTIS YOUNG

9. PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE
PELHAM MYERS & THE FIVE SINGING STARS

10. BEST PERFORMING MALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
ROY & REVELATION

11. BEST PERFORMING FEMALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
WOMEN OF STRENGTH

12. BEST QUARTET GOSPEL WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
DOC McKENZIE & THE HI-LITES
WWW.DocMcKenzieAndTheHiLites.COM

13. NATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
THE LEGENDARY SINGING STARS

14.SONG OF THE YEAR
THERE IS A LAND by RONALD FERGURSON AND FORTY-ONE COMMUNITY CHOIR

15. CD OF THE YEAR
IT’S A BLESSING by A NEW AWAKENING

2012 New Year's CelebrationThere are programs that happen each year that you can actually plan your quartet gospel calendar around. For instance, anyone involved with quartet gospel know that on the First Sunday in October, all roads lead to Augusta for The Swanee Quintet’s Anniversary. And, for over 30 years the Blockbuster Showdown has taken place in Florence, South Carolina during the first part of March. Likewise, each valentine weekend, quartet gospel enthusiasts journey to Albany, Georgia, for the Family Reunion Fest. Don’t forget the Mississippi Burning near the end of May. The Burning has been a mainstay on the Gospel Quartet concert calender for over 27 years.

And, of course there is the American Gospel Quartet Convention held the third (3rd) week of January in Birmingham, Alabama. This will be the twentieth (20th) year for the Convention. The “2012 AGQC will exhibit a strong atmosphere with a mixture of church and music industry presentations, seminars, record company showcases, special luncheon, and powerful preaching.”

Another annual event is the New Year’s Day program sponsored by Loretta Coleman in Columbia, South Carolina. January 1, 2012, will be the twelfth (12th) year for the program. The 2012 program is headlined by Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites. Joining the Doctor will be The Fantastic Violinaires, The Sensational Nightingales, The Legendary Singing Stars, Lil’ David & The Bells Of Joy, Lil’ Sonny & The Peacemakerz, Faithful, Rev. Mathew Mickens & The New Highway Travelers, and God’s Bless.

What a FANTASTIC way to begin the new year.

The Legendary Singing Stars Many quartet gospel groups have tried to carry on after the death of their leader. Most have found it very difficult to do so. A group that has been able to move on after losing their leader is The Legendary Singing Stars – formerly Tommy Ellison & The Singing Stars.

The Legendary Singing Stars have released their first full CD since the passing of the leader, Tommy Ellison. In gospel circles Tommy Ellison was known as The Superstar. Thus it is fitting that the new CD is titled Sail On Superstar.

The title is even more meaningful to the group, it that the another member of the group that was called from rest to labor last year actually wrote the song – Dennis Bowers. Brother Bowers was the Rhythm Guitar Player for the group. He wrote the song as a tribute to The Superstar. Unfortunately, he was never able to record the song. Bowers’ son, Da’Quan Bowers sing the song on the new project and dedicates it to his father and The Superstar.

Members of the group are Sam Williams, Oscar “Big O” Hardnett, Billie Hardie, Antrun “Tron” Sherrills, Raynard Ladson, Da’Quan Bowers, and Justin Mickens. With Sam, Big O and Hardie anchoring the group, they are able to deliver that signature Singing Stars’ style to the project.

Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during the Quartet Mix broadcast for July.