About Brandon

Coomer Cove is the blog of Brandon Coomer, a southern gospel music fan who lives in northeast Tennessee. I will post my thoughts on southern gospel music, sports, and whatever else grabs my attention. I am not a professional writer, so I am not promising literary masterpieces.

You may contact me at coomercove@yahoo.com.


  1. Do I know you from the Singing News forums?

    BTW, I’m adding you to my blogroll at http://www.southerngospelcritique.com.

  2. Enjoying your blog, my friend. I’ve added you to my blogroll at burkesbrianwork.wordpress.com.

  3. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I will gladly reciprocate….also, would love to have your e-mail address to send you my blog and Prophets Updates.

    Thanks…enjoy your views…like you, I’m a huge GC fan!

    PJ / The Prophets

    PS…Go Razorbacks!

  4. Is your last name Coomer? Do you have any family in Virginia or West Virginia?

  5. Yes, my last name is Coomer and I my family is from southwest Virginia.

  6. Hey Brandon, count me in on the Kingsmen review thing. My laptop is still down, so this was the only way I could get in touch with you.

  7. Just surfed on to Brandons blog. Great work Brandon. Great Tenor singer that the Brotherhood has. He is the one of the best ever. He is also a great friend.


  8. Thanks, Steve! And I can’t keep myself from saying it – You are a Lowe down bass singer.

  9. Hey man. Long time, no see!! Nice blog you have here. Keep in touch!!

  10. Brandon, this is a great blog and I truly like the
    Gold City items I have seen. I may be a tad bit
    partial to them. 🙂

  11. Somewhere on your “Gold City” tribute page is a small error: you state that Benny Blackburn sang the tenor part on the recording in 1983 titled “Command Performance” on the song titled “Moving Up To Gloryland”. That is incorrect. I know this because…

    I have had this debate before with others, so I just decided to go to a source. I emailed both Brian Free and Ivan Parker. Ivan replied,

    “While I was not with the group on that song (he was, however, on the song that the Singing Americans did on the same lp) Brian did indeed sing the tenor part on it,,”

    Brian Free replied “Yes, that was me; Benny sang for 11 months when I left right after our youngest son was born. I have been this same question I don’t know how many times…”

    Brian went on to say that Benny never sang on a recording with Gold City; that is wrong. He did, but he sang on the so-called “bluelight specials”. I believe you mention this on the tribute site. Brian may have been referring to major recordings.

    Which brings up a question for you to work on: around about the same time (1983) Gold City recorded a song on a Christmas recording titled “A Heartwarming Christmas”. Who is the tenor on that?

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