We had a great time of music Friday night. The location was the Philema Road Baptist Church. The event was a fund raiser for The Voice, WWVO 90.7 FM. The radio Disk Jockeys were announcing that the building was packed. Frank Story, of WWVO was telling people Friday night and repeating it today that $40 in some studio could not have provided at more quality time than in terms of music and enjoyment than we shared the other night.
It was all done for the glory of God and to support His radio station. It was all done for free by the musical guests. The radio tower was hit by lightning and the costs of repair are exorbitant. A love offering was taken to help offset this burden.
The evening began with Grafted-In. I sing in this group. All of us attend Philema Road Baptist Church. We are a men’s quartet. While we sing mostly southern gospel, we do sing some gospel bluegrass. We will sing contemporary Christian music is the song strikes us right. We sang four songs.
We were followed by a rising young star in the southern gospel genre, Brandon Hughes. He is up for best new male voice of the year. He sang three songs. Two were from his new album. He had made these available in the back for those who wanted to take Brandon’s ministry home after the concert.
He was followed by yet another rising star in the southern gospel genre, Mandy Harrell. Mandy is known for her powerful voice and energy. Mandy is also a recording artist who made her CDs available after the concert. Many will be appearing at Cross Cultural Musique this Saturday night at 603 Hwy 32 East. We are always glad to have Mandy come back. She’s actually the second guest we’ve ever had come to Cross Cultural Musique back about 3 years ago.
After Mandy, the Spicer Family came and brought a crescendo to the evening. The stage was filled with instruments and different guests. Dennis Thompson sang a couple of songs. Frank Story then brought his Nashville experience and mixed it with the Spicer bunch on stage. It was a real blessing and a good time had by all.
The audience represented many different congregations from the area. We had this one thing in common. We are all blest by the ministry of WWVO and we want to help in any way we can to keep gospel music on a local radio station in our area. If you haven’t yet given WWVO a try, tune your radio to 90.7 FM. They truly are “The Voice” for Christian radio in our area.
If you like good music and fellowship come out and hear Mandy Harrell this Saturday at 7 PM, at Cross Cultural Musique. It’s as casual as a hay ride but we are serious about our purpose. “The purpose of Cross Cultural Musique is to glorify God by engaging various music ministries from local congregations in a non denominational atmosphere for the mutual edification of all in attendance.”