Back where they started

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The Noblemen Quartet sings at David’s Fork Baptist Church on July 11.

Nearly 50 years after first coming together, The Noblemen Quartet is happy singing old style gospel music

By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. — After nearly 50 years, The Noblemen Quartet is back where it started.

And the group, or its fans, could not be happier.

“We are having a lot of fun right now,” says bass singer Dan Clark, one of the quartet’s founding members. “These guys love to sing. They are all great Christian men and we really try to uplift Jesus Christ. We are not entertainers. We are just singers and try to sing for God.” Continue reading “Back where they started”

His Heart delivers “Truth” in latest CD

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His Heart sings at Sand Spring Baptist Church, opening for Triumphant Quartet on June 14. From left are Kyle Harris, Jeremy Dickerson, Bill Sowder and Bob Abbott.

By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com

When His Heart Quartet went in the studio for the group’s newest CD, there might have been a bit of apprehension about a new work that emphasized the old.

The reception of “Truth” indicates there should never have been any questions about one of Kentucky’s most popular Southern Gospel groups. Continue reading “His Heart delivers “Truth” in latest CD”

“The first face I’ll see will be Jesus!”

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Marlana VanHoose plays the keyboard during a gospel concert. She says she is “God-taught.” (Photo furnished)

Blind since birth and small in stature, Marlana VanHoose’s powerful voice blesses many

 

By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com

It was more than fitting when Marlana VanHoose told me the first concert she ever attended was one by The Oak Ridge Boys.

“I was three years old,” she says before breaking into “Elvira, Elvira!” as we sat in a Lexington restaurant. I didn’t know she sang the legendary group’s most famous hit but I knew the 23-year-old singer could deliver a rousing version of a song the Oaks are also known for today.

The National Anthem. Continue reading ““The first face I’ll see will be Jesus!””