Good Sunday morning to you from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver! Doyle and the boys have been singing Saturday night gospel, and we want to share a little DLQ a cappella gospel to start your Sunday morning off right! Here are Joe, Doyle, Corey and Mikey singing “Jesus Gave Me Water” from Saturday night’s show at Meadowgreen Music Park in Clay City, Kentucky. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Doyle and the guys shot this video at a re-created country store that has everything from penny candy to a great old hound dog on the porch. Norwood and Yogi are “the Stars”, well, besides the dog. It’s really great and you can watch it right here:
BRISTOL, TN (February 10, 2012) — A patriotic fever is about to hit all of us in the next few months, if Doyle Lawson has his way.
Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver are embarking in 2012 on the second leg of their benchmark Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour, an ultra creative venue combining helping hospitalized children with inspiring national patriotism.
The tour combines National Anthem performances at major sporting arenas with Children’s Hospital visits in the same cities or regions. The tour is the first of its kind in any genre, and expands in 2012 from the southeast region to national in scope.
An arena stop in Knoxville was the first order of tour business in 2012 as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver took the hardwood of Thompson-Boling Arena to perform our National Anthem for the Tennessee-Florida Men’s Basketball game on Saturday, January 7.
DLQ wowed a packed house at Auburn Arena as they performed the National Anthem for the Men’s Basketball game between Auburn and then #2-ranked Kentucky on January 11. DLQ were honored to be greeted by UK Coach John Calipari in the Kentucky locker room before the game, and enjoyed world-class treatment by Auburn’s sterling staff as guests in the spectacular new Auburn Arena. UK has now claimed the #1-ranking in the Nation in AP and ESPN/USA Today Polls, and a photo of DLQ meeting Coach Calipari is included in this article.
Upcoming Children’s Hospital & Arena Tour highlights include: SEC Men’s Basketball action on February 28 in Music City as the Vanderbilt Commodores take on the Florida Gators at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium; DLQ singing their first baseball National Anthem; plus DLQ performing their first Speedway National Anthem at Charlotte Motor Speedway as they perform for NASCAR and NHRA races in North Carolina this year. Visits with boys and girls in Children’s Hospitals during 2012 will include cities such as Birmingham, Charlotte, Nashville, and Knoxville.
Catch a world-class National Anthem performance by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver at the Auburn-Kentucky game in the video below. Doyle, Mike, Corey and Josh were stunning in their dark suits at center court, while Auburn Coach Tony Barbee and players are attentive on court directly behind them. The UK team assembled hands-over-their-hearts beside Kentucky’s bench, with a fast close up of UK Coach Calipari listening to DLQ’s National Anthem seen after a wide shot of Auburn’s team near the end. The focus then returns to perhaps the strongest National Anthem performance to date by Doyle, Mike, Corey and Josh.
DLQ’s National Anthem performance was a special occasion for Auburn fans, as live vocal Anthems are not usually done for Auburn men’s basketball games. The amazing Auburn crowd for Tuesday night’s Kentucky game responded in spades, erupting with a thundering chant of “U.S.A! U.S.A!” as DLQ walked off-court.
“We loved being back at Tennessee to kick off this year’s tour,” said Lawson, “and really appreciated performing in Auburn’s new arena for the biggest game of their home season. It’s always an honor to perform our National Anthem, and I’m excited to combine honoring our great country with helping hospitalized children — and doing both through my band’s music.”
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver performed our National Anthem for the Tennessee-Florida game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
DLQ enjoyed the game from box seats as the Vols rolled over #14-ranked Florida, 67-56.
Fans kept walking by DLQ’s box, recognizing Doyle, and stopping to shake hands and express how much they enjoyed the Anthem.
As the Vols also upset the Gators in Knoxville last season with Doyle and crew on hand performing the National Anthem, one UT sports executive referred to DLQ after Saturday’s game as “Tennessee’s good luck charm!”
Check out Tennessee’s good luck charms in the video below… Doyle, Mike, Corey and Josh! And stay tuned for more Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour news coming soon!
NASHVILLE , TN (October 29, 2011) – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performed their first stadium National Anthem as part of the Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour as they took the field at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday prior to the Vandy-Arkansas game in Nashville. DLQ worked in a major football stadium performance this Fall as they prepare to kick off the second leg of their benchmark Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour in January 2012.
Vanderbilt media interviewed Doyle following DLQ’s performance in the clip above, and photos of DLQ at the Vandy game are below. Photo 1: Waiting on the sidelines at Vanderbilt Stadium to perform. Photo 2: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s unparalleled Anthem harmony ringing from the 20-yard line. Photo 3: Media time for Doyle. Warmest thanks to Vanderbilt Athletics for video footage; photos courtesy Sherri George.
DLQ Perform First NBA Anthem and Visit Levine Children’s Hospital
Charlotte, NC (February 5, 2011) – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver chalked up two “firsts” in one day on their newly launched Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour in Charlotte, North Carolina: they performed their first NBA game National Anthem for the Charlotte Bobcats, and visited their first children’s hospital of the tour at Levine Children’s Hospital on February 5, 2011.
DLQ performed a Main Lobby concert in a spectacular atrium area at Levine, and their performance was beamed into every child’s room in the hospital via closed circuit TV.
“The first family to come down for the concert had been wanting to see a DLQ show,” said tour coordinator Sherri George. “The young dad was so excited! His family had been at the hospital for months, and he’d been waiting so long for a chance to hear Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. It was neat, because he said, ‘I couldn’t get to them, but today they came to me!’”
“Providing a lift like that for kids and their parents is the reason we’re doing this tour!” said Lawson.
“It’s the greatest thing when you can have an impact like that,” said Lawson’s manager Josh Trivett. “Doyle got the biggest grin on his face when we told him about that family being there. Their little girl was dressed in a Cinderella outfit, and when they met, Doyle told her she was DLQ’s little princess! You’ve got to be happy when you can help bring smiles to the faces of kids and parents. That’s what this tour is all about!”
“I still have families stopping me to say how awesome it was!” said Carrie Keuten, Event Coordinator for Child Life at Levine. “One floor mentioned it was so cool to hear the music coming from all the rooms! Many parents said they wished they could have come down to the lobby, but didn’t want to leave their child’s bedside.”
Time Warner Cable Arena was the next stop for DLQ as they performed their first rendition of their NBA version of The National Anthem that evening for Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats in the five-year old downtown TWC Arena as the Bobcats hosted the Dallas Mavericks.
“I heard it went well at Time Warner Area,” said Carrie Keuten. “I had a friend there, and she thought it was one of the most beautiful renditions EVER!”
“We’re having a wonderful time doing these Anthems,” said Lawson. “It is a joy to be able to sing it in front of so many people. I love to look at the crowd and see the caps off, or the hands over their hearts, as we honor our flag and country.”