West Point native Eric Bennett wins national vocalist award

Triumphant Quartet takes 3 honors ahead of appearance at Good Samaritan fundraiser

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Triumphant Quartet performs at the 2018 Caring for Cullman Concert. (Cullman Tribune file photo)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Gospel group Triumphant Quartet, which has headlined the Good Samaritan Health Clinic fundraiser, the Caring for Cullman Concert, for several years, will return to town in two weeks with three new national awards to its credit, and bass singer/West Point native Eric Bennett will bring an extra one of his own. Southern Gospel journal Singing News, in its 2019 Fan Awards, named Triumphant Quartet Artist of the Year and Quartet of the Year, and the group won Song of the Year for “Even Me.” Bennett was named Bass Vocalist of the Year. 

The Tribune talked with Bennett recently from his home in Sevierville, Tennessee, but he was uncomfortable talking about himself, discussing his achievements or those of the quartet, saying that doing so would be “weird for me, talking about it.” He preferred to focus on his upcoming trip home and Triumphant Quartet’s role in supporting the work of the Good Samaritan Health Clinic.

Said Bennett, “We were honored to receive some awards from the Singing News, fans, but I don’t want to say a whole lot about that. I’d rather move on and say something about the concert.

“We’ve been doing (the Caring for Cullman Concert) for five or six years. Any time you can do charity work, it’s wonderful. You feel like you’re doing something good, but if you go back and do it in your hometown, it means even more in the town you grew up in. Also, to see people you’ve not seen in a while and minister, hopefully, in an area that means so much to you.”

Bennett makes it to the Cullman area from his current home in Sevierville about five times a year.

He extended an invitation to the Cullman community:

“We just want to invite all of our friends out to the concert. And those that come that have never heard us, hopefully, you know, we try to do a little bit of every style of music, so you’re not just going to hear banjos and guitars. We try to do a little bit of everything so, hopefully, they’ll like something they hear. We try to do a variety, and we like to minister to the whole family. Bring the kids and bring the grandkids, and come on!”

The fifth annual Caring for Cullman Concert

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, Good Samaritan will present the award-winning Triumphant Quartet and Christian Comedian Mickey Bell, at Northbrook Baptist Church, 3691 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman, starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. 

In a statement provided by Good Samaritan, Bell said, “As an artist, I get asked all the time to support various projects. While I can’t do them all, Good Samaritan of Cullman will always be at the top of my list to help simply because I believe in their work. They are truly helping people when they need it the most and that it so important. The event is a fun evening that is not presented as a ‘benefit.’ It is a night of fun and great music. It just so happens that you are able to help others while having a good time as well.”

Get involved

Good Samaritan Health Clinic Director Jolanda Hutson said, “We invite businesses, churches and individuals throughout our area to show their support of our mission and the people we serve by becoming an official event sponsor. Your sponsorship will assist us in providing quality health care for individuals lacking access to affordable health care services.  Becoming an event sponsor is also a great way to increase awareness of your organization with each sponsorship level offering different recognition opportunities.”

To become a sponsor, make a donation to GSC or for more information on the concert, call the event line at 256-255-5965 or email jhutson@goodsamaritancullman.com.

At a glance

Caring for Cullman Concert benefiting Good Samaritan Health Clinic

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at Northbrook Baptist Church, 3691 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman, starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Performances by Triumphant Quartet and Christian Comedian Mickey Bell 

Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at one of these ticket outlets: 

  • Good Samaritan Health Clinic
  • Yates Chance Bookstore
  • Borden Family Pharmacy

All tickets are general admission: $15 if purchased at ticket outlets or at the door and $18 if purchased online at www.goodsamaritancullman.com. A love offering will be received the evening of the concert.

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