As I write this, we are heading up the road to Indiana. Mom and I spent the day in Pigeon Forge, TN, participating in the Singing News Fan Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony. I opened the show with a special performance of â€śIâ€™ve Got A Song,â€ť along with Gordon Mote, and then presented three awards with Triumphant Quartet pianist Jeff Stice. A little later in the show, Mom and Triumphant Qt bass singer Eric Bennett presented three trophies. Good but long dayâ€¦.9 PM and Iâ€™m in bed already. I think I was in the fourth grade the last time that happened.
Itâ€™s been a busy few months for our family. September always brings Gatlinburg Gathering and the National Quartet Convention. We performed three times on the NQC stage and showcased our new â€śLove Wonâ€ť project. Speaking of the new album, the first single, â€śBroken World,â€ť is currently number 7 on the Singing News chart! Weâ€™re watching it climbâ€¦.stay tuned.
My husband, Brian, has just begun full-time college classes, so that is keeping him at home quite a bit more these days. He is pursuing a degree in computer information technology. Iâ€™m so proud of himâ€¦not only can he sing, play 8 musical instruments, and write great songs (3 on the new record), but heâ€™s got brains tooâ€¦.some people get all the talent!
Please pray for my grandfather, R.C. Talley, who has suffered multiple strokes in the last few months and is now in rehab. Heâ€™s 84 years old and his health has declined rapidly this year. Some difficult decisions ahead with regard to his careâ€¦.keep him and us in your prayers.