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Tribute Quartet Hits No. 1 With “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.”

Written by Staff on April 3, 2020 – 6:34 pm -

Tribute Continues Its Successful Run of Hit Singles and Award Recognition

Tribute Quartet Hits #1 With “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.”

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (APRIL 3, 2020) — Daywind Records is celebrating the incredible success of Tribute Quartet.

Tribute’s first radio single from the quartet’s latest album Living The Stories quickly jumped to the top of the Southern Gospel radio charts. “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch” featuring the group’s new tenor singer, Gus Gaches, earned the #1 spot on the Singing News National Radio Chart for May, as well as the #1 spot on the Christian Music Weekly chart for the week of March 16, and a top 5 spot on the SGNScoops chart for the month of April.

Recently, Tribute received an unprecedented nine 2020 Singing News Fan Award nominations, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Living the Stories, and Song of the Year for “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.”

Tribute’s recent success comes on the heels of its two #1 songs (“Never Forsaken” and “God of the Storms”) and three top 5 songs (“When the Prodigal Comes Home,” “Meeting in the Middle of the Air,” and “Everybody Come See Jesus”) from their last album Here for You on Daywind Records.

Here’s what radio is saying about “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch” written by Jason Cox, Joseph Habedank, and Tony Wood:

Tribute Quartet Hits #1 With “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.” “In the midst of uncertainty, fear, and hopelessness, ‘The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch,’ reminds us that God is still in control. This song, by Tribute Quartet, has the perfect message for our current situation. The song gives us hope and encouragement and is a gentle reminder that no matter what we’re facing, the Great Physician, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, still restores, redeems and heals His children!” Brian Crowe – LifeFM

“This song arrived at a much needed time of comfort and peace for our nation and the world. It reminds us to always TRUST even when we can’t see.  I like the line in the song that says ‘I’ve been a desperate soul a voice crying out to be made whole and I’ve felt the empty ache so helpless in that lonely place, but I’ve found Him faithful and I’ve seen Him move.  This is my story, and I’m living proof.’ The song has my name and yours written all over it.”  Otis Dyson – KGHY Radio 88.5 FM

“In times like these we can only do what we can do…and trust in God for the rest. It’s also a good time to be reminded ‘The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.’” Dan Bell – WJBZ FM

“What a perfect song for the days in which we live. We are wrapped up into trying to solve things on our own and most times fail. It reminds us that without the hands of THE Healer on the case, we are left without hope.” Glen Harlow – WZAP FM

“Amazing song that has touched so many of my listeners!” John Graves – WTGF FM

With all this success, Tribute remains ever humble. Group leader, Gary Casto, shared, “We are humbled and honored by the reception of ‘The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.’ We believed in the message of this song from the first time we heard it. A big thank you to radio for playing it. I would like to publicly acknowledge the Guardians for reaching out with congratulations to us. There is not a finer, classier group of men on the road today. I would also like to thank Singing News and other publications for these great honors. We are blessed.”

Tribute Quartet is comprised of Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis, and Gus Gaches. Their music is available at Christian retail stores and on all major download and streaming platforms. Tribute is booked for appearances nationwide by The Harper Agency (www.harperagency.com).  For more information, visit the Tribute website HERE.
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Adam Crabb, Amber Nelon Thompson, the Blackwood Brothers, the Bowling Family, The Crabb Family, Brian Free & Assurance, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Jim & Melissa Brady, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, Mark Lowry, Michael Booth, Michael English, the Nelons, Riley Harrison Clark, Tribute Quartet, and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors and the Orchard, covering all major physical and digital outlets.
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The Guardians welcome new member Scott Mullins

Written by Staff on April 3, 2020 – 1:47 pm -

The Guardians welcome new member Scott Mullins

The Guardians

The Guardians are thrilled to welcome new member, Scott Mullins. He joins Dean Hickman, Pat Barker, and John Darin Rowsey, after the recent retirement of Neil Uhrig. Many fans will know Scott from his days with the Anchormen.

The group posted this on their Facebook page, moments ago:

The Guardians welcome new member Scott Mullins

Cathy and Scott Mullins

If you were listening to “The Gospel Greats,” you heard Dean Hickman talk about our newest member. We welcome Scott Mullins to The Guardians!

Scott is no stranger to gospel music. His love for the music goes back to his childhood, and it’s evident when he steps on the stage to sing.

“Scott Mullins has one of the most pleasing voices I’ve ever heard,” says Pat Barker. “You’re confident he knows exactly who he is singing for.”

The Guardians welcome new member Scott Mullins

Scott Mullins with the Guardians

John Darin Rowsey adds, “As sad as we have been about the departure of longtime group member Neil Uhrig, we are equally as excited about Scott Mullins. He is a very talented singer and great addition to the Guardians!”

Dean Hickman, one of the founding members had this to say: “There are three qualifications you look for in a quartet man. First off, is he a Christian? Is he someone who believes in what he is singing? Does he display Christ likeness in everything he does? Secondly, is he easy to get along with? Is he someone you can travel with on a bus? Finally, can he sing? Well, Scott Mullins exemplifies all 3 and much more!”

Scott has this to say: “It is both a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to sing with such an organization as The Guardians. I am so thankful that God has placed me with such fine gentlemen as Dean, John, and Pat, and I am looking forward to seeing what God has planned for the future.”

The Guardians welcome new member Scott Mullins

Scott Mullins

The Guardians can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Find out more about the Guardians HERE.

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BILL BAILEY SETS UP SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST RELIEF FUND

Written by Staff on April 3, 2020 – 11:59 am -

BILL BAILEY SETS UP SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST RELIEF FUND

Bill Bailey at Creekside Gospel Music Convention

-PRAY, SHARE & GIVE-

Bill Bailey, pastor of Happy Gospel Church in Bradenton, Florida, and  promoter of Southern gospel concerts for many years, has begun a fund to help Southern Gospel artists who are struggling financially due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many venues are closed and concerts are postponed or cancelled because of the need for isolation and physical distancing. Many states in America have limited the number of people that can gather in one place. All these issues have affected artists greatly and Bill Bailey would like fans to give back. He has set up an online fund HERE.

BILL BAILEY SETS UP SOUTHERN GOSPEL ARTIST RELIEF FUND

Sally and Bill Bailey

Bill posts the following on Facebook:

The coronavirus pandemic is having a major effect on our Southern gospel family. Many concerts are currently being cancelled or rescheduled, leaving a devastating impact on artists and their families. These artists are full time and depend on their income for their livelihood. The objective of this campaign is to raise awareness and support for these artists and their families. 100% of the proceeds will go to those artists’ families affected.

Please watch the following video for more information:

Here’s our three-fold strategy:

1. Please PRAY! “…the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” – James 5:16

2. Please SHARE! “For we are laborers together with God…” – I Cor 3:9

3. Please GIVE! “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart; so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” – I Cor 9:7

Thank you for watching the video and responding!

Sincerely,
Pastor Bill Bailey
http://www.happygospelchurch.com
http://www.billbaileyconcerts.com
(941) 756-6942

Special thanks to Bill Bailey for creating a place for the many fans and listeners to give back to these artists who give so much!

Give HERE.

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The Kramers Sign With StowTown Records

Written by Staff on April 3, 2020 – 9:21 am -

The Kramers Sign With StowTown Records

The Kramers (L-R): Scott Kramer, Ben Wolfe, Maria Kramer Wolfe, Rachel Kramer

Nashville, TN (April 2, 2020) – StowTown Records has added The Kramers to its family of artists. The Kramers have an extensive performance and recording history as an independent recording artist. Their upcoming project, The Hope of All Tomorrows, will release on the StowTown label on May 8, 2020 and will be distributed worldwide via Provident/Sony.

The Kramers include Scott Kramer, his wife Rachel, their daughter Maria and her husband, Ben Wolfe. Scott shares, “Speaking on behalf of our entire family, I can honestly say we’re beyond excited and blessed to be working with the team at StowTown Records! We’ve known and admired all of the label’s artists for years, and we’ve been greatly impressed with StowTown’s ongoing commitment to excellence! Working with Wayne Haun on our latest project has taken everything to a new level, and we can’t wait to minister with these new songs! We’re so thankful The LORD has continued to open doors for our ministry, and we’re looking forward to all that’s ahead with the StowTown team!”

The Kramers Sign With StowTown RecordsStowTown Records President Landon Beene had this to say about adding The Kramers to the StowTown roster, “We are pleased to be signing The Kramers to StowTown Records. The goal of StowTown Records has always been to provide a broad audience to our artists that would include many genres within Christian music. It is rare to come across an artist that is able to provide such a variety of styles within the same group, but The Kramers have perfected this within their family brand of music! They are widely talented and will complement our family of artists well.”

More on the Kramers HERE.

Stowtown Records. LogoABOUT STOWTOWN RECORDS:
StowTown Records was founded in 2011 by Ernie Haase and Wayne Haun and then expanded in 2014 with the addition of partners Landon Beene and Nate Goble. With each person bringing their individual expertise, StowTown has become a powerhouse independent Gospel Music label. As the creative home for many of today’s top artists, the StowTown family of artists includes Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Doug Anderson, Charles Billingsley, The Browns, Cana’s Voice, Tiffany Coburn, The Collingsworth Family, The Erwins, TaRanda Greene, The Guardians, The Kramers, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Tim Lovelace, Jody McBrayer, Devin McGlamery, The Perrys, The Steeles, The Taylors and Triumphant Quartet. Distributed worldwide through Provident/Sony Distribution, StowTown Records has garnered industry attention with multiple GMA Dove Awards and chart-topping releases from their highly respected roster of artists.

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MASTER’S VOICE TO PRESENT “THE ONE WHERE WE WERE QUARANTINED” ONLINE CONCERT

Written by Staff on April 2, 2020 – 3:00 pm -

Master's Voice to Present Online ConcertBRISTOW, OKLAHOMA – Master’s Voice (info HERE) will be presenting a special concert, “Master’s Voice Online Concert 2020…The One Where We Were Quarantined,” on Friday, April 3, at 7:00 PM CDT. The group will be doing lots of singing, including songs from their latest Crossroads album release, Solace. The concert will also include some special surprises, too.  The concert will be available for viewing on both Facebook and YouTube.

 

Master’s Voice, like every other musical group, has seen their touring come to a halt during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is an opportunity for the group to connect with their many fans and offer encouragement in the midst of this unique situation, but also a time for those who wish to donate to their ministry to do so.

 

Master's Voice to Present Online ConcertSince 1995, Master’s Voice has been committed to sharing music that carries the truth of Jesus Christ all across America. Whether it’s a concert hall, theater, outdoor arena or the local church, every platform is the stage for Master’s Voice to deliver their music with excitement, professionalism and passion.

 

At the helm of this group is owner and founder, Ricky Capps, who sings tenor. He is joined by lead vocalist TJ Evans, David Folenius singing baritone, and bass Jerry Pilgrim.  Accompanying the group is pianist Theron Perry. Sound engineer Chuck Howe completes the team. This group of dedicated professionals are excited to present songs that are uplifting and encouraging, entertaining and inspiring.

 

This is going to be a great evening of singing, sharing, laughter, and a life-changing message of the gospel of Christ through the gift of music.  Watch online at Facebook and YouTube.

 

For more information about the event, or to make a donation, visit www.MastersVoice.com or email office@mastersvoice.com

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Update on Josh Townsend of Legacy Five

Written by Staff on April 1, 2020 – 3:37 pm -

Josh Townsend of Legacy Five

Josh Townsend

Sunday night, March 29, 2020, we asked our readers to pray for Josh Townsend of Legacy Five. The talented young pianist suffered two seizures that night, after a full year without any seizures.

Legacy Five have been giving updates on Josh’s health and also reposting reports from Josh’s mother, Kevalyn Townsend. Kevalyn says:

Update 03/30/2020:

Last night, I had to make a decision about Joshua’s health that I couldn’t have imagined having to make 2 months ago!

After Joshua’s second seizure, I had to decide if I was going to take him to the hospital, knowing that we could be separated for an indefinite amount of time AND risk exposing him to COVID-19, or keeping him home and monitoring him. I had to decide if the risk of a brain bleed/injury was less deadly than COVID-19 exposure. Joshua’s neurologist told me that he would support my decision either way, but he wouldn’t make the decision.

Pray For Josh Townsend

Pray For Josh Townsend

Knowing that I had the support of other acute care nurses, and knowing that I had immediate access to several physicians including Joshua’s neurologist overnight, I made the decision to keep him home and monitor him.

I am blessed to report that he made it through the night without another seizure and he has no obvious signs of an acute brain injury. His back, head, and hand hurt from the fall and he chewed his tongue during the seizures so, his tongue is swollen and sore, but other than the “expected” pain, he appears to be doing well. I’m pretty sure that he is really tired of me shining a light in his eyes every hour to check his pupils and asking him orientation questions!
Today, we will follow up with his neurologist and PCP to develop a plan of care. I’m sure it will include a head CT and blood work, as soon as we can get it scheduled.

We want to thank everyone for the love and support shown through texts, messages, phone calls, and prayers!! This isn’t an easy journey for Joshua but he knows he doesn’t have to walk it alone!! ❤️

Please keep him in your prayers!
#Godsbeengood #WetrustHim
#Stayhome #Covid19kills

Update 04/01/2020

Joshua’s head CT was unchanged – no bleeding or additional injury. His hand X-ray didn’t show any fractures, just some soft tissue swelling. We are still waiting on his blood work to determine if his medication level is therapeutic or if we need to titrate up. He is sore from the fall and his tongue is still swollen but he is on the uphill swing! 🙌🏼
He will be posting a video sometime today to thank everyone for your love and support!! ❤️
Please keep him in your prayers. 🙏🏼
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Legacy Five with Scott Fowler at the helm

Legacy Five

We encourage all our readers to keep praying for Josh and his mom, and of course all of the members of Legacy Five.

 


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Samaritan’s Purse, in Collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, Opens Emergency Field Hospital in New York’s Central Park in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 1, 2020 – 1:32 pm -

Samaritan's Purse, in Collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, Opens Emergency Field Hospital in New York's Central Park in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Samaritan’s Purse, in Collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, Opens Emergency Field Hospital in New York’s Central Park in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

NEW YORK, April 1, 2020 — Samaritan’s Purse is opening an Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park adjacent to The Mount Sinai Hospital, the main facility of the Mount Sinai Health System to provide additional specialized care for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. With nearly half of all U.S. cases occurring in New York City, medical centers are overrun and in desperate need of added capacity.

Samaritan’s Purse worked closely with Mount Sinai Health System, city, and state officials as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deploy a 68-bed Emergency Field Hospital to help meet the needs of local hospitals that are facing an unprecedented wave of sick patients.

“Samaritan’s Purse has been asked to help in New York as the state and their medical infrastructure have been overwhelmed by the coronavirus,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We are grateful to be working alongside Mount Sinai Health System to help meet this critical need. In a time of crisis, we all have to come together to help people who are suffering. Samaritan’s Purse is responding in Jesus’ Name-please pray for everyone affected by this deadly virus.”
The Central Park Emergency Field Hospital is opening less than two weeks after an identical unit was established in Italy. The New York City location will be staffed by 76 disaster response specialists, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, lab technicians, and other critical support personnel.

“In order to meet the needs of the coming surge, we must work as a united front in order save as many lives as possible. We are grateful for the collaboration with Samaritan’s Purse who have come to the aid of the people of Italy and now New York. Through this partnership, we are leveraging our collective resources to care for our patients and community.” said Margaret Pastuszko, executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief strategy officer for Mount Sinai Health System.

“As part of its broader COVID-19 response, we have activated surge planning to expand our capacity to care for patients with COVID-19. As a system, we’re changing our policies as needed and in real-time, freeing up physical space to expand capacity to serve COVID-19-positive patients, and freeing up staff and resources to manage this crisis however we can. We are doing everything we can do to mitigate this crisis, and taking extraordinary steps to protect and serve our communities, including erecting triage tents outside of emergency departments throughout our eight-hospital system to expand services in addition to the mobile tent hospital made possible by our partners at Samaritan’s Purse. These measures are critical, along with the collaboration of our city and state governmental partners and with Samaritan’s Purse, will ensure we get through this pandemic together,” said Dr. Jeremy Boal, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Mount Sinai Health System.

“I am very proud of the life-saving work we have done thus far. We are working diligently, around the clock, to prepare for the increase in patients. The partnership with Samaritan’s Purse will allow us to expand inpatient and critical-care capacity to meet this growing need. We thank them and our governmental partners for joining us in this fight to stop this pandemic,” said Dr. Brendan Carr, chair of emergency medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Health System.

Samaritan’s Purse welcomes the opportunity to work with the Mount Sinai Health System, which will transfer patients within its system to the field hospital. The 68-bed unit, was delivered to New York by a convoy of trucks from the Samaritan’s Purse warehouse in North Carolina.

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TRI-STATE 2020 GOSPEL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 

Written by Staff on April 1, 2020 – 6:02 am -

TRI-STATE GOSPEL 2020 HALL OF FAME

Tri-State Gospel Hall of Fame Choir

Will Dickerson, Chairman of Tri-State Gospel Hall of Fame, which represents Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee has announced the 2020 inductees. They are: Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, Tommy Fairchild, Howard Green, Ed Hill, David Maddox, Peggy Parker, Marlon Pendergrass, Willie Wynn and Charles Yates. These folks are recognized, honored and celebrated for their outstanding contributions to gospel music.

Willie Wynn

Willie Wynn

The induction ceremony is August 1 at Park Baptist Church, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, starting at 6:00 pm.

The ceremony is free, but a love offering will be received.
The evening will include the presentation of awards and a lot of gospel singing with the Gospel Hall of Fame Choir.
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GAITHER MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF ANNUAL FAMILY FEST EVENT

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 31, 2020 – 11:48 am -

GAITHER MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF ANNUAL FAMILY FEST EVENT

GAITHER MANAGEMENT
ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF ANNUAL FAMILY FEST EVENT

ALEXANDRIA, IN – In order to comply with the CDC recommendations for limiting public gatherings due to the Coronavirus, Gaither Management has made the decision to reschedule the Gaither Family Fest in the Smokies event to Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, 2020.

According to Gaither Management President, Gina Brisco, “For 30 years we have loved gathering together each Memorial Day weekend to present the Gaither Family Fest event. This was a very difficult decision but one we felt had to be made. Even though it will be a different holiday weekend this year, attendees will still get to enjoy five incredible concerts, featuring a great lineup of Gospel music’s finest singers, sharing hymns and songs that will be oh so much sweeter when we gather in September.”
“I can’t tell you how much Gloria and I look forward to the Memorial Day weekend in the Smokies at Family Fest,” states multi-Grammy winner and Gaither Vocal Band founder, Bill Gaither (pictured in attached jpg with wife, Gloria). “It’s good to see our friends and have a chance to get to know them a little bit better than we can on a one-night-stand concert. We love having three whole days, and we were looking forward to it this year; however, in light of the virus that is affecting all of us, we thought it would be wise to postpone it until September 4, 5 & 6 – Labor Day weekend. It’s the same kind of a holiday where we have the four days with the Monday free for our friends to be able to roam in the mountains and have fun after the event is over. So we hope that everyone will understand and that everyone will join us September 4, 5 & 6 in Gatlinburg.”
According to Gaither Management, tickets already purchased for the 2020 event will be valid and honored for the new event date.  Refunds will be available when requested on or before April 24th if the ticket holder cannot attend on the new date. After April 24th, all tickets are non-refundable, but in extenuating circumstances exceptions will be made. Current ticket holders who are unable to attend the event Labor Day weekend are advised to email the Gaither office (customerservice@gaithermusic.com) to request refund. “In these uncertain times, we understand that circumstances change,” Brisco stated. “Our desire is to be as accommodating as possible to all of our loyal fans and friends. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this time. This decision was not made lightly but we want to keep all those who will be attending, as well as the artists and staff safe. We look forward to seeing everyone  in September!”
Gaither Management is closely monitoring the developments concerning COVID-19 and will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to make determinations regarding additional upcoming events. Visit www.gaither.com for updates regarding Family Fest 2020, as well as other Gaither concert events.

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Youth in Gospel: Fayth Lore

Written by Staff on March 31, 2020 – 10:33 am -

Youth in Gospel by Lyndsey Chandler featuring Fayth Lore Youth in Gospel by Lyndsey Chandler featuring Fayth Lore 

 

I am excited to introduce to you this month’s featured artist, Fayth Lore! 

 

Lyndsey Chandler: Where are you from? 

Fayth Lore: I am from Southern Ohio. I live in a town called Portsmouth. I like to imagine that my town could be painted like the unique small towns in all of the Hallmark movies. Everybody knows most everybody, and we have a lot of cool history. My house is in the rural part of the city. It’s typical to hear ‘watch for deer’ when you get ready to drive home.

 

LC: How long have you and your family been traveling?

FL:  My family never really intended to be doing ministry like we are right now. But, that’s the cool part about Christianity and letting Christ lead your life. Jesus makes life exciting. My dad was a pastor for most of my life, as well as a pharmacist. Mom took care of everything behind the scenes at home and was very active with the church my brother and I grew up at. Dad taught Samuel and I how to harmonize with him on a song that we surprised Mom with one Sunday night. I was 10 years old and Samuel was nine. The rest is history. We began singing a lot more in church, and then other churches invited us to come sing for them. In 2015, our family stepped into full time music ministry. We now call ourselves ‘musicianaries’.

 

LC: Do you have any siblings?

FL: I have one sibling named Darren Samuel Lore, but he goes by Samuel. He recently married his lovely bride, Rebekah, in May of 2019. So, I do have a new sister by marriage now.

 

Youth in Gospel by Lyndsey Chandler featuring Fayth Lore 

The Lore Family

LC: Who’s your biggest inspiration in Southern gospel music?

FL: I admire a lot of people in the gospel music world. One person I’ll mention in particular, is Peg McKamey. To me, Peg represents faithfulness and authenticity. I’m a person who may try to fit a mold to make sure that someone likes me. When I look at her, though, I see a unique artist that has remained true to herself and her calling. I’ve never known another female singer to kick off a shoe during a song. When I hear Peg sing a song like, “God On The Mountain,” I feel like I’m right there with her. Her confidence in the lyric persuades me to hold onto hope.

Another artist that I aspire to be like is Karen Peck Gooch. To me, she is the epitome of southern hospitality. What stands out to me, is that Karen makes you feel like she’s singing every song on that stage just for you. When I’ve seen her in concert, or at places like NQC, I’ve always noticed that she pays attention to each and every person that approaches her product table. If she’s talking to you, she’s looking you in the eye, and truly listening to what you have to say. She cares for people. I love that about her and I’ve learned from it.

  

LC: What does a day off look like for you?

FL: I get this question all of the time. I’m sure most every artist sighs like I do when we hear this question. I don’t think that you truly ever have a day off when you do something like touring in music. There’s always bookings to be made, social media to update, marketing that needs done, laundry; the list goes on and on. So, I guess a day off would just be working with my dad on the behind the scenes work that goes into full time ministry. I live pretty close to my grandparents and family, so when we are home, I try to visit with them when I get the chance. Home is my favorite place to be.

 

LC: What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you on stage?

FL: Well, I think I am gifted with the rare skill of embarrassing myself daily. My family has picked up the song, “Boundless Love,” and we’ve been singing it acapella. My dad accidentally hit the wrong note on his keyboard, and we started singing it in the entirely wrong key. We knew something was off, but we tried to just flow with it for the first few lines. Finally, we had to stop and just start over on the right key. Of course, these are always the moments that the entire church has their phones out to record for Facebook.”

 

LC: What is something that motivates you to keep singing?

FL: I’m going to be real. I’ve stopped and reflected on this question quite a bit. I mostly want to be involved in something that truly makes a difference. What motivates me to keep singing is the audiences we sing to every week. I don’t want to just sing. How boring. I want to make music and sing music that people can feel. The best compliment I can get after a service or concert is when someone comes up and says that they felt something at church, inside of them for the first time in years. Some have come up to us and said that there is just something different about our group that feels real. That inspires me to keep going. And, I hope to inspire other artists to do more than just perform on stage. Jesus is real to me. The world deserves to know Him in the fullness that I am blessed to know Him.

 

Youth in Gospel by Lyndsey Chandler featuring Fayth Lore LC: What is a message you would like to get out to young people?

FL: Purpose. So many young people feel like they need to be more like the girl they wish they were more like on Instagram. Or guys feel like they need to have accomplished the same things as the other guy on the football team. God made you for a reason and a purpose that only you can fulfill. There never has been, and there never will be, another you. So, stop trying to be someone else and just be you for Jesus. He made you like you are for a reason, to fulfill your God-given destiny.

 

LC: I want to give a special thank you to Fayth for doing this interview with me. I hope you all enjoyed it!

To find more information about the Lore Family, you can go to thelorefamilyministries.com.

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Lyndsey Chandler. Youth in Gospel.

Lyndsey Chandler

By Lyndsey Chandler

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in February 2020

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