I believe it is good every so often for individuals to step back and take stock of where they are in life and where they want to go (set goals). With the passing of another National Quartet Convention, I thought why not apply that to Southern Gospel music.
Instead of me spouting off all the things I would change/keep about Southern Gospel music in the 21st century, I thought I would open it up to the readers of this blog to offer your insight on the following questions.
So this is your chance to let everyone know your thoughts about Southern Gospel music. Here are the questions to ponder. No need to have an answer for every question. Pick those you want to answer and offer your thoughts.
- Why are you still listening to Southern Gospel music in 2013?
- What is it about Southern Gospel music in 2013 that keeps you listening?
- Do you believe the karaoke nature (use of tracks) of Southern Gospel music has helped/hurt its appeal?
- Would you prefer if a live Southern Gospel concert experience was actually live (with musicians, no tracks, no stacks)?
- Do you think the stylistic umbrella of Southern Gospel music is a strength or weakness?
- As a listener, do you automatically write off a specific artist based on their style, even though they still cater to Southern Gospel music?
- Do traditionalists (those who prefer 4 guys and a piano player) truly believe that the other styles that make up Southern Gospel music will ultimately eliminate the traditional style from Southern Gospel music?
- What do you consider, as a listener, to be the greatest decade in Southern Gospel music?
- What one factor has contributed most to the declining fan base of Southern Gospel music?
- If you had the power to change one thing about Southern Gospel music, what would it be?