Being available to the Lord

Brandon Porter

Brandon Porter performs at the Kentucky State Fair. It was his first public appearance as a soloist since suffering a stroke in 2015. (Photo by John Herndon)

Even without a ribbon, Brandon Porter a big winner at State Fair

By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — Brandon Porter doesn’t have a big trophy or large blue ribbon from his appearance in the Kentucky State Fair Gospel Music Showcase, but there’s little doubt that he is one of the biggest winners in this year’s competition.

He won as he strummed a few chords on his Yamaha guitar and his deep voice resonated, “Life is like a mountain railway…”

He’d lived the curves, the fills and tunnels, just as Eliza Snow penned in the 19th Century. And on Aug. 22, he was keeping his hand on the throttle and his eye on the rail. Continue reading “Being available to the Lord”