The next Country Music Showcase at Johnston Community College will feature gospel music.
The following will perform Oct. 3-4 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on JCC’s Smithfield campus, 245 College Road: the Temple Choir, Jordan Hines, the King’s Way Quartet, Mara Wall, Louie Allen, LaRue Tart, Restyn Martin, Gloria Williams and Sandra Millard.
Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 3 and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Tickets for the evening shows are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Matinee tickets are $10 in advance and $12.50 at the door. For tickets, go to jccperformingarts.com or call 919-209-2099 between 1:30 and 5 p.m. weekdays.
Members of the King’s Way Quartet are Craig and LaRue Page and Ray and Carla Autry. All are members of Baptist Church in Autryville, where Craig is minister of music and LaRue, Carla and Ray sing in the choir.
Hines, 14, first appeared on the Country Music Showcase in 2010. That year, she was also Clayton’s Junior Idol. Hines released her first gospel CD, “You Are Mine,” in 2011.
Tart, a singer for almost 60 years, currently performs with Canaanland, the III Century Singers and The Singing Stripes. She will sing “Nothing’s Worrying Me.”
Martin, 18, is a student at Johnston Community College. He plans to study musical ministry and evangelism at Liberty University. Since 2010, Martin has been a member of Spiritual Twist Productions, a Christian youth theater group.
Wall, a junior at South Johnston High School, frequently preforms at school and at Barbour’s Chapel Advent Christian Church. She was Sandy in the South High production of “Grease.” She has performed also in the Showcase of Stars, at the Four Oaks Acorn Festival and at the Johnston County Festival of Trees.
In 2009, Williams composed and performed the dedication song for the naming of the Georgianna McLean Auditorium at Smithfield-Selma. She also composed and songs for the gospel play “In the Pulpit” in 2006.
Allen has a CD, “Redneck Alley.” In 2006, he was named New Male Vocalist of the Year at the Vermont State Fair.
Millard was inducted into the Country Music Showcase Hall of Fame in October 2013. A soloist in her church choir, she was part of the country group Country Reign, which won the East Coast Championship at Kings Dominion for two consecutive years.