August 16-19: Gatlinburg Gathering, Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Featuring Triumphant, Booth Brothers, Tribute Quartet, Greater Vision Hoppers, Ivan Parker, Mark Trammell Quartet, Karen Peck & New River, Isaacs, Whisnants, Jason Crabb, Talleys, McKameys, Brian Free & Assurance & more. 1-888-238-6858 or www.abrahamproductions.net.
September 1-3: Pennsylvania Gospel Music Festival, American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pennsylvania with Canas Voice, Triumphant, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Legacy Five, Tribute Quartet, Hoppers, Booth Brothers and more. 877-392-9719 or www.imcconcerts.com
August Another number one: for the Browders. This time it's Put It Into Gods Hands Protected: The Erwins when their bus was in dangerous crash and totaled. Honored: Jason Crabb. Set to be enshrined in the Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame. Pray for: Dean Hopper, who has suffered several strokes because of A physical abnormality wit his veins. Dr.'s feel that inserting a stent may solve the problem. New on the piano bench: Josh Townsend for Legacy Five. He has played previously for the Old Paths and LeFevre Quartet.
July The first number one: for the Hyssongs is Let The Hallelujahs Ring. New kid on the bus: for the Mark Trammell Quartet is Trevor Conkle. This talented pianist is only 19, but has already spent three years with the Hoppers. Returning: to sing tenor for the Liberty Quartet is Phillip Batton. Liberty gas filled the slot with temporary tenors for the past six months.
June Another number one: for Karen Peck & New River-I Choose Christ. Pray for: Eli Fortner of the McKameys. He Just went through his second kidney transplant. Praise: Kody Erwin of the Erwins is out of the hospital and back to full strength. Legacy Five: is looking for a pianist Trey Ivey is resigning to spend more family time. He will continue until a replacement is found. Found: A new tenor for the Dixie Melody Boys. He is Jerry Skaggs who was last with the Skyline Boys. Wilburn & Wilburn: is now just Wilburn. Jordan Wilburn has left the road to spend more time with his young family. Dad Jonathon will fill remaining dates as a solo.