Blackwood Legacy Quartet in concert locally


For The Sun-Telegraph

The Blackwood Legacy Quartet from Nashville, will be presenting several concert events in the area this week, including one in Sidney.

With its unbroken link to the Dove and Grammy-award winning Blackwood Brothers, the artists link the best of southern gospel's traditional sound with today's newer country gospel and worship music.

The Blackwood Legacy Quartet will be in concert on the following dates:

• Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 1709 East 27th Street in Scottsbluff.

• Sunday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. at Community Bible Church, 900 Main St., Bayard.

• Sunday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Federated Church of Mitchell, 1451 Center Ave.

• Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Christian Life Center, 1545 King St., Sidney.

Admission is free to these non-denominational events, and an offering will be received.

The Blackwood Legacy Quartet has an all-star line-up. Group owner and bass singer, Rick Price, was originally a protégée of the late Cecil Blackwood. He began his 35-year career singing with the Blackwood Brothers in 1977, and was eventually inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame with the legendary group.

Luke Yates sings baritone with the group and is also an inspired and sought-after pianist and Nashville recording artist. Tenor singer Paul Secord, formerly a featured singer for Disney World, is one of the most talented in Gospel Music today. Lead singer Hunter Sparkman, is a talented Christian recording artist and musician from Nashville.

Performing since 2001, The Blackwood Legacy Quartet was signed to Mansion Records in 2010, and continues the grand tradition of gospel music, performing nearly 250 dates annually nationwide.

For more information, call the churches directly or visit the group's website at


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