1977 (Aprox): I was 11 years old and Aunt Janet took my sister and I to see the Lundstroms. She did this MANY MANY TIMES. We logged TONS of miles together! I will FOREVER be THANKFUL for her devotion! I was SOLD on music. I knew from that moment on I wanted to be involved in Music in some form. That is also when I heard the Steel Guitar for the first time.
Bill Simmons played the steel for the Lundstroms and I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE STEEL! As the years progressed Lowell nicknamed me “Mr. Gospel Music” and coming from a Minnesota Music HALL OF FAME Inductee, I felt so undeserving and humbled!
1984: Started production on Southern Trax Videos. Minnesota’s ONLY Southern Gospel Music Television Show at the time
1985: Started booking and doing radio promotions for the Southern Praise Band. Several regional hits in SW Arizona and in Minnesota. Loved working and traveling with these guys!
1987: Formed SouthSound Productions specializing in Booking, Promotions, Radio and Television Production.
1989: Nominated for Video Jockey Of The Year by the Eddie Crook Record Company in Nashville, TN
1990: Promoted VERY FIRST concert with the Mid South Boys on Feb. 25 at Elk River Assembly Of God
Mid South Reunion 2013
Since this first concert I have personally promoted concerts with the Dixie Melody Boys, Southern Praise, Hidden Treasure, Weaver Family, Pfeifers, Southmen Quartet, Perfect Heart, Florida Boys, Northmen, Gospel Carriers, Music City Boys, Heartland Boys, Speers, Nelons, New Hinsons, Weston Hinson, Bobby Bowen, Spiritual Vibrations, New Journey, NorthBound, Jim Anthony, JD Sumner and the Stamps, Good News Singers, Carpenter Family, Songmasters, Royalty Quartet, Quist Brothers, Gospel Messengers, Impacts and i’m sure others I just don’t remember..
1991: Founding Member of the Midwest Quartet Association. Served on the board for 11 years total. Started out as Secretary for the Board then eventually Associate Chairmen to Shelly Brown!
1997: Created the Southern Trax Radio Program
1997: Invited by KNOF Radio in Saint Paul, Minnesota to become their Music Director ..THE BEST RADIO JOB I EVER HAD!
Me with Blond/Silver Hair..Ya That’s Right! Chris Freeman gave me so much grief about it at the NQC the following year!