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Mark Trammell Quartet

For over thirty eight years Mark Trammell has been blessed to sing Gospel Music. Something he says, "evolved from a dream to a life's call; from just singing to ministry." Many long time observers and followers of Gospel Music consider him to be one the greatest baritone singers of all time. He has won multiple awards as a singer and producer, and has been a member of four of Gospel Music's most acclaimed groups - The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision and Gold City. For most people, just being with one of these legendary groups would be the pinnacle of a career and justification for resting on your laurels. But for Mark now is not the time to kick back and relax. Instead, it is time to step into a fresh mission that focuses on evangelism through the seamless integration of Gospel Music and preaching - The Mark Trammell Quartet.

If surrounding yourself with the right people is one of the keys of success, then Mark Trammell might be considered a 'master locksmith'. Since he was 15 years old, Mark has literally been surrounded by and sung with some of the most respected men in Southern Gospel Music including Ray Shelton, Eldridge Fox, Jim Hamill, Squire Parsons, Ray Reece, Tim Riley, Glen Payne, and George Younce. Taking on the mantel of mentor, Mark Trammell is now surrounding himself with three of the brightest young vocalists on the Gospel Music horizon. Dustin Black, Nick Trammell, and Pat Barker.

Mark Trammell has been married to his wife LaResa for thirty four years. They have one son, twenty eight year old Nick who graduated from Gadsden State Community College with an Associate's Degree in Music and from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor's degree in accounting. Nick and his wife Jessica are settled into married life in Gadsden, Alabama with their baby girl Tessa. They also work full time in gospel music. Throughout his career, Mark has been privileged to perform in some very prestigious venues including Radio City Music Hall, Brooklyn Tabernacle, and the South Lawn of the White House. He has performed for the President of the United States, and noted pastors/evangelists such as the venerable Dr. W. A. Crisswell, Dr. Charles Stanley, Dr. Tom Eliff, Dr. Bailey Smith, Dr. Adrian Rodgers, and others. It was on the Isle of Patmos that Mark initially began to understand God's call of evangelism. "For many years I literally fought the call of evangelism," explains Mark. "I've enjoyed these years of helping others fulfill their dreams while living out my own dream of being a gospel singer. But now, God has given me new dreams built on His calling on my life to combine singing and preaching as the venue warrants. I came to the realization a few years back that God doesn't want me to be someone else. He wants me to be who He made ME to be, and that was the goal for this trio when we started and now for the quartet. We are to be ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to live, preach, and sing in such a manner that no one feels or thinks we're trying to be something we're not. We are to be trusted stewards of God's blessings in our lives. We are to be faithful and obedient to God's leadership and to administer our ministry with integrity on sound and godly principles. The bottom line is for our families to be able to say, "we're glad we lived in the home of a Gospel singer."

Nick Trammell never had a doubt that it was God’s will that he follow in his father’s footsteps onto the Southern Gospel stage. The only son of Mark and LaResa Trammell, the 28-year-old brings to the MTQ table a rich vocals honed and polished by years of singing with the Perrys, the Trammells , and most recently, the Browns.  While with the Perrys, Nick was the recipient of the Singing News Fan Awards 2007 Horizon Award and 2008 Favorite Young Artist.  He is also an accomplished songwriter, and has shared co-writing credits with his father, his sister-in-law Michaela Brown, and his multi-talented wife, Jessica.  Nick, who fills the position of lead singer states, “God has blessed me and my family far beyond what we deserve. Jessica and I brought home our first child on June 21, a beautiful baby girl named Tessa Nichole. I was also privileged to get to join Dad on stage after 28 years of watching him from the audience. I’m thankful for my beautiful wife, my family, my friends, and all the people who support us in our ministry. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them.” 

In 2010, Pat Barker joined MTQ singing bass and made this group an honest quartet. Pat is a true "quartet man" in every sense. Before joining MTQ, Pat sang with the venerable Dixie Echoes Quartet from Pensacola, Florida. Pat and his wife Kesha have three children. Five year old Andy, Breelyn who is just over two years old, and Emma, who is almost one.

Mark states that the major reason for turning this trio into a quartet is the fact that he desires to help perpetuate the craft that he has given his life to, and to present every aspect of pure gospel quartet music to the best of their ability. In April 2012 MTQ celebrated 10 years of watching God take the unlikely and do the abnormal with only two ingredients involved in its success. Man's obedience to the call of God, and God's supernatural power to do the impossible thru those who are stubborn enough to simply believe He can.

Quick Facts

#1 Top 40 Song of 2012 - I Want To Know
Nominated Top Five Quartet of the Year
Eric Phillips - winner of Horzion Award - Individual
"It's Jesus"- Top Ten song of year for 2004