After winning this distinction from the Northwest Georgia Gospel Music Association in 2007, the Rossville-area quartet did a repeat in 2009.
“We are a group of men that love the Lord and enjoy lifting up His name in song,” said John Richardson, the group’s manager and baritone singer. “We have only been together about six years, and when we came together, we knew that God truly was in it. As we began to sing, His anointing was ever present.”
“The Willow Creek Quartet is a great example of the quality music we present at Cowboy Church,” said Mel Strickland, producer of the weekly gala. “We are fortunate to have them. Each week we are blessed to present an entertaining and inspirational program. And it just keeps getting better.”
Willow Creek Quartet’s self-titled CD is almost ready for reorder after being out about a year.
“We’re starting the process now,” said Richardson. “We want to give our new tenor, Joseph Floyd from Trenton, Ga., a chance to settle in. He’s already up to speed and even making the group better. “
“Plus,” he continued. “We’re hoping to come back out in a year or so and cut some live tracks at Cowboy Church.”
“We’ve just added a Korg digital recording studio to our auditorium,” said Curt Sutton, sound engineer for the Jubilee, and owner of Guitar Bandage in Cleveland. “And being able to provide live recordings to our guest performers is quite a perk.”
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is becoming an important minstry of the church, said Strickland.
“Right now things look real good,” said Strickland. “We’re already booked through the month of November with names like Fairland Bluegrass Band from Wisconson, and singer-songwriter Greg Finch from Chattanooga.
“Plus,” Strickland continued, “Southern gospel singer Amy McAlister and singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett have joined the Jubilee as regulars, appearing every week.
“There is no charge for the event,” he stressed. “And we make sure no one feels obligated to contribute to the love offering. Everyone is welcome at the Cowboy Gospel Jubilee.”
Strickland said the Jubilee is currently reserving spots for performers through the end of the year.
Those interested in sharing the Cowboy Church stage should contact him at 423/600-9350, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Cleveland Cowboy Church or the Cowboy Gospel Jubilee call 423/600-9350.
Online: willowcreekquartet. com