Nashville, TN (October 20, 2017) The 2017 National Quartet Convention highlighted some of the most talented artists in Southern Gospel Music including many from Butler Music Group. The Williamsons were invited to sing Wednesday evening on the main stage. Lisa Chesser Williamson was at home in Oklahoma due to the passing of her grandmother so close friend, Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour filled in for her. “Southern Gospel is a close family. When one of us is hurting, the industry steps up to help. It was special to see Jaquita on stage with them. She did a fantastic job,” stated Les Butler. Making their debut performance on the main stage was the Old Time Preachers Quartet. In only two years, they have quickly established themselves as one of the top quartets in Southern Gospel Music and the fans responded in kind to their appearance.
The morning showcases gave fans a good reason to look forward to the future of Gospel Music. Several BMG artists performed on the showcases including the Coffmans, Jason Davidson, Sacred Harmony and Matt Felts. Several “friends of the family” also appeared including the Ferguson Family, Master’s Promise and McNeills. “The showcases were truly incredible this year. Not only were the artists amazing but the Spirit of the Lord was moving. It was like having church,” stated Jason Davidson. In honor of NQC’s 60th anniversary, multiple special reunions were held on the main stage. Legendary lineups from groups such as the Nelons, Perrys, Gold City and Dixie Melody Boys came together for some unforgettable moments. Matt Felts was invited to be a part of the Dixie Melody Boys Reunion. “It was overwhelming to stand beside Ed O’Neal again. What an honor to be part of such an historic moment,”stated Matt.
On Friday morning, BMG had a chance to showcase several of their artists at the Promoters Breakfast. The Williamsons kicked off the morning with a few of their many hit songs. The Coffmans followed and left the entire room on their feet in worship as they brought the glory down with “This Blood.” Known for his powerhouse voice, Jason Davidson wrapped up the morning for Butler Music Group with an energetic performance. “We are blessed to work with some of the best Gospel Music has to offer and the promoters of Southern Gospel were blown away by them that morning,” added Les Butler.
The week was filled with much more than just great music. The NQC gives DJ’s and media from across the country a chance to meet and interview the artists they play over the air. The Butler Music Group booth became a destination for many of the media in attendance as they spent time with BMG’s artists recording interviews and getting to know the people behind the songs. “We truly appreciate the DJ’s, TV shows and other media that help proclaim the message of Christ. Without them, our music wouldn’t reach nearly as many people as it does,” stated Donnie Williamson. While at NQC, several BMG artists also had a chance to sit down for interviews with the Gospel Greats, Singing News Radio, The Life FM and more. The week also included a special “NQC Bowling Party” hosted by Sacred Harmony. Many artists, media and fans came together late Wednesday evening for a time of fellowship and bowling.
Once again, the National Quartet Convention provided many great memories for the fans to take home. Butler Music Group was thrilled to see their Artists be a part of many of those memories. With new albums and special events on the horizon, it’s clear that these will not be the last memories for Butler Music Group artists at the National Quartet Convention.