If you have not made your plans to join us in Pigeon Forge, TN for our Southern Gospel Celebration, call 615-332-5500 today!!! We have a limited number of rooms left, so don’t be left out. Join Called Out Quartet, Eddie Crook and presenting THE HARRIS FAMILY. You remember ole Marty Harris, he is back with us and doing a few things with his family this year. We are looking forward to having the whole crew with us this year. It should be a great time. Go to the 2014 Southern Gospel Celebration page to print off a brochure and send it in. Better yet, just call us and let us know your intentions, and we will get you squared away. 615-332-5500.
I hope everyone is having a great Monday morning! We have had a great weekend with the folks at Mt. Juliet MBC. We enjoyed getting to see Bro. David Woodard and visit with some old friends there. It was a great service and we even got to drag along Bro. Eddie Crook to play the piano for us. A big treat was getting to back up Sis. Janice on “One More Valley.” Nothing like an impromptu backup session to put you on edge!!! We are headed to the great state of Indiana this weekend on Sunday, July 20, 2014, to celebrate Homecoming with the folks at Whiteland MBC. We will be singing at 1:30pm eastern, so come out and see us if you are in the area.
I know it seems like it has been forever since we talked about it, but it’s almost here…Called Out Quartet’s brand NEW album “Headed Home” is hitting the presses and will be available to ship this week, so go over to the online store and be the first one to get your copy. We have some great songs on this album that include: Heading Home, Had It Not Been, When My Feet Touch the Street of Gold, I Hold A Clear Title To A Mansion, just to name a few. Be sure to get your copy as soon as you can!
We are gearing up for Homecoming 2014 set for August 2nd, 2014 at 7pm. We are excited to welcome special guests, The Mid-State Quartet, as well as the legendary Eddie Crook. I hope you are making plans to be with us at McFerrin Missionary Baptist Church(431 W. Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, TN) on this special night. We are looking forward to seeing some old friends, and maybe making a few new ones. We have plenty of room and it will be an exciting time!!!
In about a week we will make our annual journey to the Cape. Our trek to the Northeast is always a fun one. On July 24-28, 2014, We will be in Brattleboro, VT (Green Mountain Chapel), Pawtucket, RI (Woodlawn Baptist Church), Brewster, MA (Brewster Baptist Church) and Sharon, MA (Victory Assembly of God). We are looking forward to seeing all our Northeastern friends up there on this exciting weekend. Maybe we can sneak into Arnolds for a lobster roll! Go to our schedule to get specific dates and times!
Be sure to make plans for Homecoming and also, don’t forget about our Southern Gospel Celebration in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on November 21-22-23, 2014. If you haven’t already done so, send in your deposit so we can be sure to make room for you! We are hoping to have a blessed weekend with our closest friends, so come on and join us!
May God bless you on your way, and we will see you soon!
Scott (and all the guys of CO4)
Hey Everyone!! I know it is has been awhile since you have heard from Called Out Quartet! Well, we are back:) We have had some good family time and enjoyed time with “Mommy Day” and “Daddy Day” and have been able to work on some much needed projects that we are sure you are going to love! First let me start off by saying, THANK YOU, to all of you that have been praying for us during this season of change. We do not take for granted the prayers of those that keep us on your prayer lists and in your thoughts.
I have a couple of things to update you on…First, we have a busy JUNE 2014 coming up. We have had a great June so far being able to see our friends in the Lawrenceburg area, at New Life Freewill Baptist Church. This is a great place with some sweet folks that helped give us our start many years ago. We missed getting to see their former pastor, Bro. Wallace, but we were sure glad to see the others that came out and joined us. We even got to see some of Darrell’s kinfolk. This coming week we are singing in the Carthage and Gallatin areas in the same day! On Sunday, June 22, we are headed up to Plunkett’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church for their homecoming, and that evening we are in Gallatin, TN at Liberty Baptist Church. This is a new church for us located on S. Water Ave. in Gallatin. All you folks in the Middle TN area, come out and and be with us and meet these great people in the Gallatin area. I am sure they would love to have you. At the end of June, June 29th to be exact, we will be in Marion, KY at the Enon General Baptist Church. This is another new church for us and are excited to meet these folks also.
We have started our plans for our 2014 Called Out Quartet Homecoming, the date is AUGUST 2nd, 2014 at 7:00pm. We are in a new venue at the same location. I know, crazy, right. The location is McFerrin Baptist Church in Madison, Tennessee (431 W. Old Hickory Blvd. Madison, TN), but McFerrin has opened up a larger auditorium/sanctuary that has expanded the amount of people that YOU can bring. Bring your church buses, your flat bed trailer full of people, the chartered buses, we can house around 750 to 1000 comfortably, so bring them all.
Now to let you know about the big event coming up, 2014 Southern Gospel Celebration, November 21-23, 2014 at the Spirit of the Smokies Condo Lodge. We are so looking forward to all of you attending this year. We can accomodate small and large groups and we hope that you are already making your plans to come. The only thing is, you have to sign up so we will have your space reserved. The reservation forms are up on our website, so please fill yours out and return to us as soon as possible.
We are greatful for each of you and the friendships we have built over these last 11 years and we look forward to seeing you on the road ahead. Please look over our schedule and see where we are going to be, and if we are not in your area, give us a call and we can come to your area or your church and share the GOOD NEWS of CHRIST. Please join us when we are in your area, we would love to see you.
Until next time,
Scott (and all the guys of CO4)
Hey everyone! I hope all of you out there that follow Called Out Quartet have had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a roller coaster year for the guys of CO4 for sure. We have enjoyed some much needed down time with our families this year and are gearing up for a blessed and maybe prosperous, lord willing, new year. I know it had been a while since CO4’s last update so let me start where we might have left off.
The Southern Gospel Celebration 2013 was a huge success this year with quite a few new folks joining us from different parts of the country. We enjoyed some great fellowship and everyone’s attendance and are hopeful everyone will join us next year for our 8th Annual Southern Gospel Celebration. Make your plans now, you won’t want to miss out on a great event for 2014.
Also, with much thought and consideration, Marty Harris has decided to step down as the lead of Called Out Quartet. We support fully Marty’s decision and we hate to see him go, but we understand the seasons that all people and families go through in life and we support him wanting to take more time to be with his family. As we have said when any of the guys have left the group, they are always family, and they will always be members of Called Out Quartet.
With Marty’s departure we have the pleasure of re-introducing to you Jess Birdwell. You might remember Jess as the original lead for CO4 up until his departure in 2010. Jess is very excited to get back out on the road and see all of you again. He will start immediately with our first dates for the year in January.
Speaking of dates, we have quite a few coming up in January 2014. We make the trek to Kalamazoo, MI and Tekumseh, MI later this month and hope to see you there. Look at our schedule page for specific details and times. Also, we will be in Harriman, TN on January 26, 2014 as well. Look for specifics on our schedule page for that one too.
If you would like to schedule Called Out Quartet for your homecoming, church service of event, be sure to contact us for available dates. We would love to see all of you along the way.
Many blessings to each of you and may you have a wonderful and blessed start to your new year!