Mark Trammell

Mark Trammell is the only person to have been a member of the three most popular quartets of his era, the Kingsmen, the Cathedral Quartet, and Gold City.

He founded the Mark Trammell Trio in 2002 as an evangelistic ministry. The group’s original lineup featured Eric Phillips singing tenor and Joseph Smith singing lead. Phillips is the son of former Kingsmen tenor Ernie Phillips; Joseph Smith had sung lead for the Booth Brothers.

In fall 2005, Joseph Smith left the group, citing a non-life-threatening health condition. After a search of several months, Mark Trammell hired Dustin Sweatman, who at the time was the baritone singer for Ed O’Neal’s Dixie Melody Boys, as Smith’s replacement. Vocal coach Steve Hurst, who had filled in for Smith on vocals and keyboards, joined the group as group pianist at the same time. Over time, Hurst would phase into an infrequent special-guest status with the group.

In 2009, tenor Eric Phillips left and was replaced by Joel Wood. The addition of Pat Barker in 2010 made the group the Mark Trammell Quartet. Eric Phillips returned at the end of 2011.

SouthernGospelBlog posted an extensive feature interview with Trammell here: http://www.southerngospeljournal.com/archives/3647

Singing Career

  • 1970s Senators
  • 197?-? The Kingsmen
  • 1980-90 The Cathedrals
  • 1990-93 Greater Vision
  • 1993-2003 Gold City
  • 2003-today Mark Trammell Trio/Quartet

Discography

  • 1979 From Out of the Past (Kingsmen)
  • 1980 Ring the Bells of Freedom (Kingsmen)
  • 1980 Telling the World About His Love (Cathedrals)
  • 1981 Colors of His Love (Cathedrals)
  • 1981 Award Winning Kingsmen (Kingsmen)
  • 1981 Chart Breakers (Kingsmen)
  • 1981 Favorites Vol. 4 (Kingsmen)
  • 1981 Favorites (Kingsmen)
  • 1981 Cherish That Name (Cathedrals)
  • 1982 Something Special (Cathedrals)
  • 1982 Greater (Cathedrals)
  • 1982 Oh Happy Day (Cathedrals)
  • 1983 Individually (Cathedrals)
  • 1983 Live…in Atlanta (Cathedrals)
  • 1983 Voices in Praise/Acappella (Cathedrals)
  • 1983 Favorites Old and New (Cathedrals)
  • 1984 Distinctively (Cathedrals)
  • 1984 The Prestigious Cathedral Quartet (Cathedrals)
  • 1985 An Old Convention Song (Cathedrals)
  • 1985 Especially for You (Cathedrals)
  • 1985 A Cathedral Christmas Acappella (Cathedrals)
  • 1986 Travelin’ Live (Cathedrals)
  • 1986 Master Builder (Cathedrals)
  • 1987 Land of Living (Cathedrals)
  • 1987 Symphony of Praise (Cathedrals)
  • 1988 Goin’ in Style (Cathedrals)
  • 1989 I’ve Just Started Living! (Cathedrals)
  • 1989 25th Anniversary (Cathedrals)
  • 1990 Climbing Higher and Higher (Cathedrals)
  • 1991 You Can Have a Song (Greater Vision)
  • 1991 On a Journey (Greater Vision)
  • 1992 It’s Just Like Heaven (Greater Vision)
  • 1993 20 Inspirational Favorites (Greater Vision)
  • 1993 The King Came Down (Greater Vision)
  • 1994 Renewed (Gold City)
  • 1994 King’s Gold 3 (Gold City)
  • 1994 Lord Do It Again (Gold City)
  • 1994 Classics (Gold City)
  • 1995 Reunion (Cathedrals)
  • 1995 Standing in the Gap (Gold City)
  • 1996 40th Anniversary Reunion: Perfecting the Crown (Kingsmen)
  • 1996 King’s Gold 4 (Gold City)
  • 1996 Having Fun (Gold City)
  • 1996 Preparing the Way (Gold City)
  • 1997 What a Great Lifestyle (Gold City)
  • 1997 Home for the Holidays (Gold City)
  • 1998 Within the Rock (Gold City)
  • 1999 Signed Sealed Delivered (Gold City)
  • 1999 Amazing Grace: A Hymn Collection (Gold City)
  • 2000 Are You Ready? (Gold City)
  • 2000 20th Anniversary Celebration, Vol. 1 (Gold City)
  • 2000 20th Anniversary Celebration, Vol. 2 (Gold City)
  • 2001 Pressed Down, Shaken Together, Running Over (Gold City)
  • 2002 Love to Tell the Story (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2003 Something Good (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2003 Supply (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2003 Treasures of the Heart, Vol. 1 (Solo)
  • 2004 Beside Still Waters (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2005 This Time (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2006 Journey Thus Far (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2007 Once Upon a Cross (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2007 Treasures of the Heart, Vol. 2 (Solo)
  • 2008 Always Have a Song (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2008 Home for Christmas (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2008 Peace on Earth (Solo)
  • 2009 Vintage Gospel (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • 2009 Remember the Music (Various Artists)
  • 2010 Vintage Gospel (Mark Trammell Quartet)
  • 2010 Testimony (Mark Trammell Quartet)
  • 2011 Treasures (Mark Trammell Quartet)

Contact

Address
Mark Trammell Ministries
P.O. Box 588
Gadsden, AL 35902

Phone
(256) 442-1621

Email
mtmin@marktrammellministries.com

Website
www.marktrammellministries.com