‘Old Souls’ Happy to Share Traditional Message with New Fans

The Inspirations, from left, Roland Kesterson, Wyatt Austin and Isaac Moore, perform at New Liberty Christian Church, Lawrenceburg, Ky., on May 1. Pianist Lucas Vaught is not seen in this photo.

Inspirations remain true to old-time gospel roots

By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. – No one has to ask The Inspirations what kind of music they bring or the kind of worship experience they prefer. No one.

But somewhere in the concert set list, they are going to give you a rousing reminder.

I like the old-time preaching, praying, singing, shouting

I like the ole time reading of God’s Word

I like to hear those ‘Glory, Hallelujahs’ ringing

I like the old-time worship of the Lord.

– “Old-time Camp Meeting Days,” by Doc Watson

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And there’s little doubt that the packed house at New Liberty Christian Church likes it to. On a Sunday night in early May, they’d descended on this little country church, located more than 17 miles from the nearest towns, for some old time singing and shouting.

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Having fun while praising God

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The Band Table Singers, from left, Justin Meredith, Daniel Cambron, Aaron Cambron, Andrew Nichols (on guitar) and Luke Vaught. Absent was Jamey Buchanan.

Band Table Singers get together when they can, come full circle with hometown benefit concert Friday

By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com

Music is best when it’s done for fun.

That’s true for any age, any genre. And the Band Table Singers are a perfect example.

You might not know of The Band Table Singers, a group of high school buddies who just started singing and playing music together. They’re good. They’re lots of fun.

And they’ve had a journey that has gone from their high school band through The Oak Ridge Boys to The Kentucky Headhunters and now full circle.

And they will be in concert Friday night, Dec. 13 at the Glasgow (Ky.) High School auditorium in a concert to benefit the school’s Marching Scottie Band. It will be the group’s second benefit concert for the band. Continue reading “Having fun while praising God”

NQC was all I expected and more

By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com

I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I loaded the car Monday morning and headed to Pigeon Forge for the National Quartet Convention.

I had a sport coat and tie, just in case, but had mostly packed casual clothes. My 34 years as a sports editor had prompted me to pack my Dallas Cowboys’ windbreaker if the Leconte Center was like an icebox.  Thankfully, it wasn’t.

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