The joy is still there for Three Bridges. It always has been.
And even though the group known for its high-octane songs and concerts will be coming off the road in December, the energy – and joy – will long remain in the memories of gospel music fans.
We caught up with Elliott McCoy, the founder of the acclaimed trio, and tenor Jeremie Hudson at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., several weeks ago. We were unable to talk with the third member of the group, Shannon Smith, at the time, but he graciously talked about Three Bridges, its ministry and what the future might hold via Facebook Messenger earlier this week.
The Coffmans sing at Sand Spring Baptist Church’s New Year’s Eve celebration.
The Coffmans navigate uncertainty of pandemic with zest for new territory in upcoming album project
By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com
DANVILLE, Ky. — If you see Tamra Coffman imitating a NASCAR driver this summer, it’s safe to assume she’s listening to some cuts from her upcoming gospel album.
“I told them I want music that makes me want to drive fast,” she says with a laugh. “If it makes me want to drive fast, I know it’s good stuff!”
Tamra, her husband, Louis, and their daughter, Canaan, recorded the vocals to The Coffmans’ newest project recently. And Tamra says the yet-to-be-named CD passes her speedometer test. “This music makes you want to drive fast,” she laughed, “so if you have a lead foot, you are going to have to turn it down.” Continue reading “Pedal down, volume up!”→
Rodney Griffin draws a laugh during his remarks at Gerald Wolfe’s induction into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame on Sept. 24. From left are Donna Wolfe, Gerald Wolfe; Joseph Habedank, Griffin, Scott Fowler of Legacy Five (behind Griffin) and Jon Epley.
Somerset native reflects on career, explains one of newest songs
By John Herndon, Kentucky Sings.com
It was fitting that Rodney Griffin was chosen as one of the speakers during the portion of the ceremony when Gerald Wolfe was officially inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame last week.
And it wasn’t surprising that Griffin punctuated his talk with some tears as he talked about his friend, mentor and, yes, boss with Greater Vision for the last 26 years.
“I cry very easily,” Griffin smiled as we talked shortly after the ceremony at the National Quartet Convention. “I always have, especially when I am talking about something so dear to me as a friendship. Gerald and his family were standing right there behind me, so it got to me and I got emotional.” Continue reading “A talk with Greater Vision’s Rodney Griffin”→