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The Talleys support Nashville tornado relief efforts with new song

Written by Staff on March 20, 2020 – 11:11 am -

The TalleysArden, North Carolina (March 19, 2020) — The Talleys are using their music to help Nashville tornado recovery efforts through support of a local ministry serving the community. A song from their upcoming album, The Music Goes On, titled “Looks Like Jesus To Me” was written about The Bridge ministry, which exists to alleviate the suffering of underprivileged children, the homeless, and the working poor by providing life-sustaining resources and a message of hope. Now, The Talleys announce that a portion of each download or stream of the song will go to support The Bridge and its efforts directly.
“‘Looks Like Jesus To Me’ makes me feel thankful, thoughtful, and a bit sad. It was written by Aaron Wilburn and inspired by the work of the Bridge Ministry, which meets the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Nashville. The song makes me feel thankful for what I have, sad for the plight of those who struggle to survive, and thoughtful of how we, the body of Christ, can work to make their lives better,” says Lauren Talley. “One way we want to do that is to directly support The Bridge through sales of the song. A portion of each download or stream’s revenue will be donated to The Bridge, which is helping rebuild Nashville after the recent weather-related tragedies in the region. We are truly blessed. Let’s pass our blessings along — that’s what looks like Jesus to the world around us.”

Songwriter Aaron Wilburn — who was performing with The Talleys in Monroe, Louisiana when Roger approached him about recording “Looks Like Jesus To Me” for their upcoming album — will also be donating half of his royalties from the song to help the ministry.

“On the morning of the tornados, I woke up from a dream that I had donated half of the writer royalties to The Bridge Ministry. I knew immediately what I must do and I made the call to put it in motion,” says Wilburn. “Even though the new radio single from The Talleys had already been scheduled, within hours, plans changed as decisions were made to release ‘Looks Like Jesus To Me’ with The Talleys and their record company Crossroads Music to help raise funds for the victims from the March tornados. God is not an accidental God, not a haphazard God, and not a reckless God. He knows our tomorrows before our tomorrows arrive and when we have needs, He will meet them — sometimes from the giving hands of others — and also from our blessed hands into the lives of others. We never look more like Him than when we are serving others.”

Looks Like Jesus To Me” can be downloaded on iTunes and Amazon Music now and will be available on all streaming platforms when The Talleys’ album, The Music Goes On, is released April 24. Those who are interested in making a direct donation to The Bridge can do so HERE.

The Talleys’ video for “Looks Like Jesus To Me.”

About The Talleys
The Talleys began in 1984 and enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove® Award and numerous Singing News Fan Awards. Following a three-year hiatus, the Talleys began performing together in 1996 with the current lineup of Roger, wife Debra and daughter Lauren, and today the Talleys remain a mainstay of Christian music.

The Talleys have enjoyed eleven number one songs, and have received numerous Singing News Fan Awards and Dove Award nominations. They are frequently recognized for their appearances on the Gaither Homecoming video series and concert tour, as well as In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and John Hagee Ministries. They have appeared on RFD-TV’s “The Music City Show,” and have toured overseas to Norway, Northern Ireland, Italy and South Africa. The Talleys consistently take their music with a message to hundreds of concert and church audiences of all sizes across America each year.
About Crossroads:
Crossroads (website HERE) is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ music.

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The Talleys to release final album, The Music Goes On

Written by Staff on March 6, 2020 – 8:13 am -

The TalleysArden, North Carolina (March 6, 2020) — After years of writing, singing and producing music that propelled them to be one of the most recognized acts in Southern gospel, The Talleys (click HERE) are bringing their performing career to a close with one last collection aptly titled, The Music Goes On. The album is now available for pre-order ahead of its April 24 release.
The Talleys’ career goes back more than 35 years when Debra, Roger, and Kirk Talley brought a fresh new sound, blazing trails that crossed over Christian music genres and became a foundation for many artists to follow. Roger and Debra left the road to raise their daughter Lauren, but later returned with her as part of the trio, quickly rising back to the top of the charts. Now, that chapter comes to a close as Debra and Roger retire and Lauren continues as a solo artist.

“It is our hope and sincere prayer that our music has touched your life in some way. As you listen to the last collection from The Talleys, we hope that the lyrics will touch your hearts as they have ours,” say The Talleys.

The Talleys sing in the rain in their "Grab Your Umbrella" videoThe album begins with “The Healer In The Grave,” an upbeat song featuring Lauren, written by her, Lee Black and Kenna West that tells the story of three who received miracles from Jesus before His crucifixion. They wonder if His death will return them to their former lives. But then Jesus conquers death and rises from the grave, breaking all the chains that bind.

Lauren sings lead again on “Looks Like Jesus To Me,” a moving song about living in the image of Christ and treating broken people as He would. The song was written about a Nashville ministry for the homeless called The Bridge, which was affected by the recent tornadoes there. As the ministry continues to help the homeless and hungry of Nashville that have been devastated and displaced by the storm, The Talleys ask for those interested in helping to make a donation.

Lauren Talley: Loudest Praise: Hymns of Mercy, Love And Grace.On the rest of the album, Roger takes the lead on “This Day,” encouraging people to look at the bright side on a bad day. “If I can trust You with my forever / Then I can trust You, I can trust You with this day.” He’s featured again on the driving “Never Been A Time,” another positive reminder that God is always walking alongside us.

Debra Talley

Debra Talley

Debra is featured on “He Has,” a reminder that God has always been grateful, graceful and true. The song describes all the wonders Christ has done and what he continues to do in our lives. Other songs include “Triumphantly The Church Will Rise,” a re-recording of one of The Talleys’ biggest hits, and “Jesus Loves You,” written by Lee Black and Tony Wood.

The Talleys bring their final album to an end with a special message in “My Heart Is There With You.” Debra takes lead, wishing the blessings of peace, love and happiness to all who have enjoyed The Talleys’ music over the years. She sings, “It’s just a line to let you know I think of you and miss you so / And even though I’m far away my heart is there / You’re in my prayers and my heart is there with you”

Roger Talley devotes his talents to beloved hymns on Timeless Piano Classics“Our love and thanks go to all the wonderful writers that have allowed us to be the voice of their songs over the years. And to the musicians who have seen our vision for all our songs and bringing them to life, we couldn’t have done this without you,” say The Talleys. “To you, our friends, we thank you for supporting us, loving us, and for buying and listening to our music. While we won’t be ‘on the road’ in the future as a group, you are in our hearts and we are grateful that The Music Goes On.”

Pre-order The Music Goes On HERE.

About The Talleys

The Talleys began in 1984 and enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove® Award and numerous Singing News Fan Awards. Following a three-year hiatus, the Talleys began performing together in 1996 with the current lineup of Roger, wife Debra and daughter Lauren, and today the Talleys remain a mainstay of Christian music.

The Talleys have enjoyed eleven number one songs, and have received numerous Singing News Fan Awards and Dove Award nominations. They are frequently recognized for their appearances on the Gaither Homecoming video series and concert tour, as well as In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and John Hagee Ministries. They have appeared on RFD-TV’s “The Music City Show,” and have toured overseas to Norway, Northern Ireland, Italy and South Africa. The Talleys consistently take their music with a message to hundreds of concert and church audiences of all sizes across America each year.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads (click HERE) is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ music.

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The Old Paths’ ‘Come Sunday Morning’ goes No. 1 on multiple charts

Written by Staff on January 24, 2020 – 8:53 am -

Old Paths

The Old Paths are, from left, Daniel Ashmore, Doug Roark, Steve Ladd and Tim Rackley.

Arden, North Carolina (January 24, 2020) — “Come Sunday Morning,” from The Old Paths’ It’s Real EP, has reached No. 1 on both the Singing News and SGNScoops charts.
The closing song of It’s Real, “Come Sunday Morning,” features tenor singer Steve Ladd. The ballad about the Resurrection story has a strong hook and chorus and uses a common, unspectacular phrase to describe a miraculous story.

“On Friday, the Savior died on a cross / Saturday it seemed like all hope was lost / But soon, there would be cause for rejoicing / ‘Cause everything changes, come Sunday morning!”

The Old Paths’ Tim Rackley said the group is thankful that listeners and radio DJs connected to the song.

“When we came back on the road full-time last year, we didn’t realize how much we would be welcomed back with open arms,” says Rackley. “And for that we are so thankful, not only for the support from fans, friends, song writers and Crossroads Music but also from gospel radio.”

Listen to “Come Sunday Morning” HERE.

The Old Paths CD - It's RealAbout The Old Paths
In 2003, The Old Paths began its ministry taking the group’s name from Jeremiah 6:16 which says, “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for The Old Paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” With this vision in mind and a heart for ministry, founding members Douglas Roark and Tim Rackley started The Old Paths as a trio.

The group morphed into a quartet shortly after. They signed with Crossroads Music’s Sonlite Records in 2012. Their album Right Now was a breakout project for them producing two #1 hits, “Battlestand” and “God’s Great,” within a six-month span. In 2013, the group was named Favorite New Quartet in the Singing News Fan Awards, and songs like “Love Them to Jesus” and “Ordinary People” also quickly became fan favorites.

The quartet made the decision in 2015 to come off the road for a while due to family circumstances. While the decision was not easy, they left the door open for a possible return to gospel music and touring. When God opened that door for them in 2017, they were ready to walk through it. With a renewed passion for ministry, The Old Paths took the stage again at the Memphis Quartet Show in June 2017.

The group now consists of founding members Tim Rackley and Douglas Roark, longtime bass singer Daniel Ashmore and tenor Steve Ladd.

Tim, Doug and Daniel found the right blend with Steve to be able to come together as The Old Paths again. The goal of the group has stayed the same after all these years to see people come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and to encourage fellow believers. They are thankful that God gave them the chance to return to the platform again to sing and encourage. They could not be more excited about this new stage of their ministry and to see what God has for the group in the future.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads (website here) is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ music.

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A special message from The Talleys

Written by Staff on November 20, 2019 – 8:14 am -

About The Talleys
The Talleys began in 1984 and enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove® Award and numerous Singing News Fan Awards. Following a three-year hiatus, the Talleys began performing together in 1996 with the current lineup of Roger, wife Debra and daughter Lauren, and today the Talleys remain a mainstay of Christian music.

The Talleys have enjoyed eleven number one songs, and have received numerous Singing News Fan Awards and Dove Award nominations. They are frequently recognized for their appearances on the Gaither Homecoming video series and concert tour, as well as In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley and John Hagee Ministries. Thave appeared on RFD-TV’s “The Music City Show,” and have toured overseas to Norway, Northern Ireland, Italy and South Africa. The Talleys consistently take their music with a message to hundreds of concert and church audiences of all sizes across America each year.

 

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ music.

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The Lore Family releases Hidden Blessings and shares their faith

Written by Staff on October 16, 2019 – 2:45 pm -

The Lore Family releases Hidden Blessings and shares their faithArden, North Carolina (October 11, 2019) — On their latest album Hidden Blessings, The Lore Family (website HERE)  acknowledges the vastness of God’s love and shares what wonders can be experienced with a little faith. The album, produced by Wayne Haun, is now available from Horizon Records.

Hidden Blessings begins with “Didn’t He Promise,” which sets the tone for the album, reminding us that God will always come through with mercy and grace, every time for all of time. The theme of the Lord’s timelessness in other songs, including “That Same Power,” recognizing God’s everlasting influence on our lives; “The Rock That Never Ages,” detailing how a firm foundation in the Lord provides comfort and safety; and “The Blood Flows From Calvary Still,” the album’s closing track and a powerful moment of worship featuring Sandy Lore.

On the album’s first single, “His Cross Is Now Empty,” The Lore Family tells the story of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, praising and rejoicing in Him rising to new life, singing, “Now the cross is empty and so is the grave / The lamb slain for sinners arose the third day / Glory hallelujah our debt has been paid / His cross is now empty and so is the grave.”

Fayth Lore takes the lead on two up-beat tracks that capture the joy and happiness a relationship with God can bring. “I’ve Got A Really Good Feeling” tells of the peace and hope one feels after accepting Jesus as their savior. “Ready To Know,” their second radio single, talks about being prepared to see the glory of Heaven.

The group creates quiet moments throughout the album with “In His Presence,” a soft and reflective song about strength for the weary, featuring Samuel Lore; and “Keep Praying,” about leaning into God no matter what’s going on in life.

Written by Darren Lore, the title track, on which he takes the lead, explains we can’t know healing without pain or victory without battles. “Through every testing / Hidden blessings are coming our way,” Darren sings of what will happen when fear is replaced with faith.

On this album, The Lore Family shares their unshakable faith, detailing the peace, joy and hope it brings them. By sharing this message with their audiences, The Lore Family continues to grow their ministry with authentic music.

Listen to Hidden Blessings HERE.

Fayth Lore and the Lore Family

The Lore Family

About The Lore Family

The Lore Family consists of Darren, Sandy and their two children, Fayth and Samuel. Over the past several years, The Lore Family, which calls Portsmouth, Ohio home, has ministered at hundreds of services, making sure each concert or ministry opportunity is fulfilled with excellence and authenticity. The Lores began their ministry traveling in the tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, but have now traveled across the United States, singing a mix of classic and current Southern Gospel favorites as well as originals written by Darren. ​The Lores have sung on many well-known stages across the country, including those at the National Quartet Convention, Gatlinburg Gathering Showcase, Singing In The Sun Showcase, Gospel Music Showcase TV, Great American Gospel TV, Gospel Music USA TV, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City and more. Their radio releases have been consistently in the top 20 of the Singing News Chart, and are played regularly on satellite stations such as Sirius XM’s enLighten. Fans voting in the Singing News Fan Awards have voted The Lore Family in the top 5 category for Favorite New Mixed Group for 2 consecutive years. Although charts and awards are honoring, The Lore Family understands that these things come and go. Their main purpose for radio/TV ministry is to give a message of hope and encouragement to seekers and believers. As the Lord blesses, The Lore Family will continue to record and release quality, anointed Southern Gospel Music.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

 

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The Down East Boys, 11th Hour and Master’s Voice release Christmas albums ahead of the holiday season

Written by Staff on October 12, 2019 – 7:08 pm -

Arden, North Carolina (October 11, 2019) — Sonlite Records artists the Down East Boys, 11th Hour and Master's Voice have released Christmas albums sharing the true meaning of Christmas and celebrating the season. All three are now available. Down East Boys, Comfort And Joy The Down East Boys are sharing the nativity story on Comfort And Joy, their Christmas EP featuring classic songs, smooth harmonies and a high-energy medley. The voices of lead Ricky Carden, baritone Daryl Paschal, bass Zac Barham and tenor Doug Pittman set the tone for a season of rejoicing. Beginning with the title track, this collection reminds that Christmas is about celebrating Christ’s birth and the joy and salvation it brought — and still brings us. The lyrics of “Comfort And Joy” say each year, Jesus makes the weary world rejoice, and we should praise Him. “Glorious Impossible” follows, recounting the miraculous nativity story, telling us to open our hearts and souls to receive His love. The Down East Boys’ rendition of the classic “Little Drummer Boy” is joyful in its message. With happy hearts, we can serve Jesus with whatever gifts we have, no matter how small they seem. The collection also features an up-beat, quartet version of “Children Go Where I Send Thee” and a Celtic feel to the old world tune “Wexford Carol.” Comfort And Joy closes with “Carol Of The Bells Medley,” a festive, high-energy song that shows the Down East Boys’ vocal talent. The voices come together to create a moving medley, that ends on the note, “Christmas is here!” Listen to Comfort And Joy HERE. 11th Hour, The Greatest Gift Capturing the wonder and awe of the Christmas season, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift features familiar, up-beat and joyful songs that spread the news of Christ’s birth. Beginning with a festive, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” this album immediately shows 11th Hour’s vocal talent. With soprano Amber Eppinette taking lead, the song sets the tone of joyful anticipation and celebration during Christmas. Alto Jaquita Lindsey sings lead on the somber “What Child Is This,” sharing the Biblical story of Christmas and inspiring reverence toward the miraculous birth of Christ. On “Home For The Holidays,” “Christmas Medley - Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas,” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” tenor Logan Smith’s fresh lead vocals bring holiday cheer and excitement on these traditional Christmas songs. “Joy To The World” embraces the overwhelming happiness Earth felt when Christ was born, while “O Holy Night” is a moment of stillness for quiet worship. The album closes with the title track, written by Allan Eppinette. It’s a moving reminder that God sending Jesus to die for our sins and bring salvation will be the greatest gift we ever receive. Filled with a blend of familiar Christmas songs and hymns, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift provides a joyful soundtrack for the season that celebrates family and fun, but keeps the true meaning of Christmas. Listen to The Greatest Gift HERE. Master's Voice, The Season To Sing Master's Voice brings a traditional quartet style to The Season To Sing, a Christmas album that tells the story of Christ’s birth and the meaning it holds for all of our lives. With only a few traditional Christmas songs, Master’s Voice captures the spirit of the season with new music about finding joy in life because of salvation. The album begins with “The Season To Sing,” an up-beat song about angels announcing the arrival of Christ, moving people to rejoice and celebrate this moment of joy. “How Many Kings,” “Reaching” and “Come Make A Place In Me” capture how amazing and once in a lifetime God and Jesus are, and how their love knows no bounds, filling the emptiness in our hearts whenever we need it. “Still Makes Me Sing,” with a driving feel, details the endless happiness Christ’s birth brought to Earth. “From Bethlehem to Calvary” and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” share stories of Christ’s birth and life on Earth. He brought light to those who needed it, and continually guides people through life to learn and grow through Him. A few traditional songs, “Silent Night,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “I’ll Be Home From Christmas” complete the collection, adding reverence and joy to the Christmas season. With every song sharing the joy, awe and wonder of Christ’s birth, The Season To Sing is a timeless, Southern Gospel Christmas collection from Master’s Voice. Listen to The Season To Sing HERE. About Down East Boys For more than 30 years, the Down East Boys quartet has traveled from coast to coast, Canada and Mexico. Starting in eastern North Carolina the group chose the name from that region called Down East, but quickly expanded its ministry and has now recorded more than 20 projects and has had more than 40 songs reach the top of the Singing News charts. They had back-to-back #1 singles with “Beat Up Bible” and “Testimony Time,” both from their most recent album, One Day In The Past. The Down East Boys features lead singer Ricky Carden, baritone singer Daryl Paschal, bass singer Zac Barham and tenor singer Doug Pittman, who each bring a richness to the group’s music and have been noted by industry leaders and singers as some of the best. The Down East Boys have been afforded many great accolades to their credit. From performing with many evangelists through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, singing at Southern Baptist State Conventions and Evangelism conferences all over the country, to all the awards and nominations and the hit songs, nothing changes the goal of this group and that is to share the gospel of Jesus unto all the world. About 11th Hour Over the last ten years of traveling on the road, 11th Hour has seen God do some incredible things. With musical influences such as Karen Peck and New River, The Martins, Gold City, and The Kingsmen, 11th Hour has stayed fresh and relevant while maintaining a versatile sound, able to lead congregations in moving times of worship. After reaching high acclaim, in 2012, 11th Hour signed a recording contract with Crossroads Music. They’ve had five #1 songs on the Singing News chart and been nominated for numerous awards in Southern Gospel music such as Singing News Trio of the Year and AGM Album of the Year, while Amber Eppinette was nominated for Soprano of the Year. 11th Hour features Eppinette, alto singer Jaquita Lindsey and tenor singer Logan Smith. About Master's Voice Since 1995, Master’s Voice has been committed to bringing an evangelistic approach to singing and preaching the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ till all know...or He returns. This team is also devoted to musical excellence, understanding that this “music with a message” requires the utmost professionalism, preparation, commitment, clarity, doctrinal soundness and passionate vocals. The group features founder, owner and tenor singer Ricky Capps; lead singer T.J. Evans; baritone singer David Folenius; bass singer Jerry Pilgrim; musician Theron Perry; and sound technician Chuck Howe. About Crossroads: Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.Arden, North Carolina (October 11, 2019) — Sonlite Records artists the Down East Boys, 11th Hour and Master’s Voice have released Christmas albums sharing the true meaning of Christmas and celebrating the season. All three are now available.

Down East Boys, Comfort And Joy

The Down East Boys (website HERE) are sharing the nativity story on Comfort And Joy, their Christmas EP featuring classic songs, smooth harmonies and a high-energy medley. The voices of lead Ricky Carden, baritone Daryl Paschal, bass Zac Barham and tenor Doug Pittman set the tone for a season of rejoicing.

Beginning with the title track, this collection reminds that Christmas is about celebrating Christ’s birth and the joy and salvation it brought — and still brings us. The lyrics of “Comfort And Joy” say each year, Jesus makes the weary world rejoice, and we should praise Him.

“Glorious Impossible” follows, recounting the miraculous nativity story, telling us to open our hearts and souls to receive His love. The Down East Boys’ rendition of the classic “Little Drummer Boy” is joyful in its message. With happy hearts, we can serve Jesus with whatever gifts we have, no matter how small they seem. The collection also features an up-beat, quartet version of “Children Go Where I Send Thee” and a Celtic feel to the old world tune “Wexford Carol.”

Comfort And Joy closes with “Carol Of The Bells Medley,” a festive, high-energy song that shows the Down East Boys’ vocal talent. The voices come together to create a moving medley, that ends on the note, “Christmas is here!”

Listen to Comfort And Joy HERE.

Arden, North Carolina (October 11, 2019) — Sonlite Records artists the Down East Boys, 11th Hour and Master's Voice have released Christmas albums sharing the true meaning of Christmas and celebrating the season. All three are now available. Down East Boys, Comfort And Joy The Down East Boys are sharing the nativity story on Comfort And Joy, their Christmas EP featuring classic songs, smooth harmonies and a high-energy medley. The voices of lead Ricky Carden, baritone Daryl Paschal, bass Zac Barham and tenor Doug Pittman set the tone for a season of rejoicing. Beginning with the title track, this collection reminds that Christmas is about celebrating Christ’s birth and the joy and salvation it brought — and still brings us. The lyrics of “Comfort And Joy” say each year, Jesus makes the weary world rejoice, and we should praise Him. “Glorious Impossible” follows, recounting the miraculous nativity story, telling us to open our hearts and souls to receive His love. The Down East Boys’ rendition of the classic “Little Drummer Boy” is joyful in its message. With happy hearts, we can serve Jesus with whatever gifts we have, no matter how small they seem. The collection also features an up-beat, quartet version of “Children Go Where I Send Thee” and a Celtic feel to the old world tune “Wexford Carol.” Comfort And Joy closes with “Carol Of The Bells Medley,” a festive, high-energy song that shows the Down East Boys’ vocal talent. The voices come together to create a moving medley, that ends on the note, “Christmas is here!” Listen to Comfort And Joy HERE. 11th Hour, The Greatest Gift Capturing the wonder and awe of the Christmas season, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift features familiar, up-beat and joyful songs that spread the news of Christ’s birth. Beginning with a festive, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” this album immediately shows 11th Hour’s vocal talent. With soprano Amber Eppinette taking lead, the song sets the tone of joyful anticipation and celebration during Christmas. Alto Jaquita Lindsey sings lead on the somber “What Child Is This,” sharing the Biblical story of Christmas and inspiring reverence toward the miraculous birth of Christ. On “Home For The Holidays,” “Christmas Medley - Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas,” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” tenor Logan Smith’s fresh lead vocals bring holiday cheer and excitement on these traditional Christmas songs. “Joy To The World” embraces the overwhelming happiness Earth felt when Christ was born, while “O Holy Night” is a moment of stillness for quiet worship. The album closes with the title track, written by Allan Eppinette. It’s a moving reminder that God sending Jesus to die for our sins and bring salvation will be the greatest gift we ever receive. Filled with a blend of familiar Christmas songs and hymns, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift provides a joyful soundtrack for the season that celebrates family and fun, but keeps the true meaning of Christmas. Listen to The Greatest Gift HERE. Master's Voice, The Season To Sing Master's Voice brings a traditional quartet style to The Season To Sing, a Christmas album that tells the story of Christ’s birth and the meaning it holds for all of our lives. With only a few traditional Christmas songs, Master’s Voice captures the spirit of the season with new music about finding joy in life because of salvation. The album begins with “The Season To Sing,” an up-beat song about angels announcing the arrival of Christ, moving people to rejoice and celebrate this moment of joy. “How Many Kings,” “Reaching” and “Come Make A Place In Me” capture how amazing and once in a lifetime God and Jesus are, and how their love knows no bounds, filling the emptiness in our hearts whenever we need it. “Still Makes Me Sing,” with a driving feel, details the endless happiness Christ’s birth brought to Earth. “From Bethlehem to Calvary” and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” share stories of Christ’s birth and life on Earth. He brought light to those who needed it, and continually guides people through life to learn and grow through Him. A few traditional songs, “Silent Night,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “I’ll Be Home From Christmas” complete the collection, adding reverence and joy to the Christmas season. With every song sharing the joy, awe and wonder of Christ’s birth, The Season To Sing is a timeless, Southern Gospel Christmas collection from Master’s Voice. Listen to The Season To Sing HERE. About Down East Boys For more than 30 years, the Down East Boys quartet has traveled from coast to coast, Canada and Mexico. Starting in eastern North Carolina the group chose the name from that region called Down East, but quickly expanded its ministry and has now recorded more than 20 projects and has had more than 40 songs reach the top of the Singing News charts. They had back-to-back #1 singles with “Beat Up Bible” and “Testimony Time,” both from their most recent album, One Day In The Past. The Down East Boys features lead singer Ricky Carden, baritone singer Daryl Paschal, bass singer Zac Barham and tenor singer Doug Pittman, who each bring a richness to the group’s music and have been noted by industry leaders and singers as some of the best. The Down East Boys have been afforded many great accolades to their credit. From performing with many evangelists through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, singing at Southern Baptist State Conventions and Evangelism conferences all over the country, to all the awards and nominations and the hit songs, nothing changes the goal of this group and that is to share the gospel of Jesus unto all the world. About 11th Hour Over the last ten years of traveling on the road, 11th Hour has seen God do some incredible things. With musical influences such as Karen Peck and New River, The Martins, Gold City, and The Kingsmen, 11th Hour has stayed fresh and relevant while maintaining a versatile sound, able to lead congregations in moving times of worship. After reaching high acclaim, in 2012, 11th Hour signed a recording contract with Crossroads Music. They’ve had five #1 songs on the Singing News chart and been nominated for numerous awards in Southern Gospel music such as Singing News Trio of the Year and AGM Album of the Year, while Amber Eppinette was nominated for Soprano of the Year. 11th Hour features Eppinette, alto singer Jaquita Lindsey and tenor singer Logan Smith. About Master's Voice Since 1995, Master’s Voice has been committed to bringing an evangelistic approach to singing and preaching the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ till all know...or He returns. This team is also devoted to musical excellence, understanding that this “music with a message” requires the utmost professionalism, preparation, commitment, clarity, doctrinal soundness and passionate vocals. The group features founder, owner and tenor singer Ricky Capps; lead singer T.J. Evans; baritone singer David Folenius; bass singer Jerry Pilgrim; musician Theron Perry; and sound technician Chuck Howe. About Crossroads: Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

 

 

11th Hour, The Greatest Gift

Capturing the wonder and awe of the Christmas season, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift (11th Hour website HERE)  features familiar, up-beat and joyful songs that spread the news of Christ’s birth.

Beginning with a festive, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” this album immediately shows 11th Hour’s vocal talent. With soprano Amber Eppinette taking lead, the song sets the tone of joyful anticipation and celebration during Christmas.

Alto Jaquita Lindsey sings lead on the somber “What Child Is This,” sharing the Biblical story of Christmas and inspiring reverence toward the miraculous birth of Christ. On “Home For The Holidays,” “Christmas Medley – Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas,” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” tenor Logan Smith’s fresh lead vocals bring holiday cheer and excitement on these traditional Christmas songs. “Joy To The World” embraces the overwhelming happiness Earth felt when Christ was born, while “O Holy Night” is a moment of stillness for quiet worship.

The album closes with the title track, written by Allan Eppinette. It’s a moving reminder that God sending Jesus to die for our sins and bring salvation will be the greatest gift we ever receive.

Filled with a blend of familiar Christmas songs and hymns, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift provides a joyful soundtrack for the season that celebrates family and fun, but keeps the true meaning of Christmas.

Listen to The Greatest Gift HERE.

Arden, North Carolina (October 11, 2019) — Sonlite Records artists the Down East Boys, 11th Hour and Master's Voice have released Christmas albums sharing the true meaning of Christmas and celebrating the season. All three are now available. Down East Boys, Comfort And Joy The Down East Boys are sharing the nativity story on Comfort And Joy, their Christmas EP featuring classic songs, smooth harmonies and a high-energy medley. The voices of lead Ricky Carden, baritone Daryl Paschal, bass Zac Barham and tenor Doug Pittman set the tone for a season of rejoicing. Beginning with the title track, this collection reminds that Christmas is about celebrating Christ’s birth and the joy and salvation it brought — and still brings us. The lyrics of “Comfort And Joy” say each year, Jesus makes the weary world rejoice, and we should praise Him. “Glorious Impossible” follows, recounting the miraculous nativity story, telling us to open our hearts and souls to receive His love. The Down East Boys’ rendition of the classic “Little Drummer Boy” is joyful in its message. With happy hearts, we can serve Jesus with whatever gifts we have, no matter how small they seem. The collection also features an up-beat, quartet version of “Children Go Where I Send Thee” and a Celtic feel to the old world tune “Wexford Carol.” Comfort And Joy closes with “Carol Of The Bells Medley,” a festive, high-energy song that shows the Down East Boys’ vocal talent. The voices come together to create a moving medley, that ends on the note, “Christmas is here!” Listen to Comfort And Joy HERE. 11th Hour, The Greatest Gift Capturing the wonder and awe of the Christmas season, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift features familiar, up-beat and joyful songs that spread the news of Christ’s birth. Beginning with a festive, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” this album immediately shows 11th Hour’s vocal talent. With soprano Amber Eppinette taking lead, the song sets the tone of joyful anticipation and celebration during Christmas. Alto Jaquita Lindsey sings lead on the somber “What Child Is This,” sharing the Biblical story of Christmas and inspiring reverence toward the miraculous birth of Christ. On “Home For The Holidays,” “Christmas Medley - Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas,” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” tenor Logan Smith’s fresh lead vocals bring holiday cheer and excitement on these traditional Christmas songs. “Joy To The World” embraces the overwhelming happiness Earth felt when Christ was born, while “O Holy Night” is a moment of stillness for quiet worship. The album closes with the title track, written by Allan Eppinette. It’s a moving reminder that God sending Jesus to die for our sins and bring salvation will be the greatest gift we ever receive. Filled with a blend of familiar Christmas songs and hymns, 11th Hour’s The Greatest Gift provides a joyful soundtrack for the season that celebrates family and fun, but keeps the true meaning of Christmas. Listen to The Greatest Gift HERE. Master's Voice, The Season To Sing Master's Voice brings a traditional quartet style to The Season To Sing, a Christmas album that tells the story of Christ’s birth and the meaning it holds for all of our lives. With only a few traditional Christmas songs, Master’s Voice captures the spirit of the season with new music about finding joy in life because of salvation. The album begins with “The Season To Sing,” an up-beat song about angels announcing the arrival of Christ, moving people to rejoice and celebrate this moment of joy. “How Many Kings,” “Reaching” and “Come Make A Place In Me” capture how amazing and once in a lifetime God and Jesus are, and how their love knows no bounds, filling the emptiness in our hearts whenever we need it. “Still Makes Me Sing,” with a driving feel, details the endless happiness Christ’s birth brought to Earth. “From Bethlehem to Calvary” and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” share stories of Christ’s birth and life on Earth. He brought light to those who needed it, and continually guides people through life to learn and grow through Him. A few traditional songs, “Silent Night,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “I’ll Be Home From Christmas” complete the collection, adding reverence and joy to the Christmas season. With every song sharing the joy, awe and wonder of Christ’s birth, The Season To Sing is a timeless, Southern Gospel Christmas collection from Master’s Voice. Listen to The Season To Sing HERE. About Down East Boys For more than 30 years, the Down East Boys quartet has traveled from coast to coast, Canada and Mexico. Starting in eastern North Carolina the group chose the name from that region called Down East, but quickly expanded its ministry and has now recorded more than 20 projects and has had more than 40 songs reach the top of the Singing News charts. They had back-to-back #1 singles with “Beat Up Bible” and “Testimony Time,” both from their most recent album, One Day In The Past. The Down East Boys features lead singer Ricky Carden, baritone singer Daryl Paschal, bass singer Zac Barham and tenor singer Doug Pittman, who each bring a richness to the group’s music and have been noted by industry leaders and singers as some of the best. The Down East Boys have been afforded many great accolades to their credit. From performing with many evangelists through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, singing at Southern Baptist State Conventions and Evangelism conferences all over the country, to all the awards and nominations and the hit songs, nothing changes the goal of this group and that is to share the gospel of Jesus unto all the world. About 11th Hour Over the last ten years of traveling on the road, 11th Hour has seen God do some incredible things. With musical influences such as Karen Peck and New River, The Martins, Gold City, and The Kingsmen, 11th Hour has stayed fresh and relevant while maintaining a versatile sound, able to lead congregations in moving times of worship. After reaching high acclaim, in 2012, 11th Hour signed a recording contract with Crossroads Music. They’ve had five #1 songs on the Singing News chart and been nominated for numerous awards in Southern Gospel music such as Singing News Trio of the Year and AGM Album of the Year, while Amber Eppinette was nominated for Soprano of the Year. 11th Hour features Eppinette, alto singer Jaquita Lindsey and tenor singer Logan Smith. About Master's Voice Since 1995, Master’s Voice has been committed to bringing an evangelistic approach to singing and preaching the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ till all know...or He returns. This team is also devoted to musical excellence, understanding that this “music with a message” requires the utmost professionalism, preparation, commitment, clarity, doctrinal soundness and passionate vocals. The group features founder, owner and tenor singer Ricky Capps; lead singer T.J. Evans; baritone singer David Folenius; bass singer Jerry Pilgrim; musician Theron Perry; and sound technician Chuck Howe. About Crossroads: Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.Master’s Voice, The Season To Sing

Master’s Voice (website HERE) brings a traditional quartet style to The Season To Sing, a Christmas album that tells the story of Christ’s birth and the meaning it holds for all of our lives. With only a few traditional Christmas songs, Master’s Voice captures the spirit of the season with new music about finding joy in life because of salvation.

The album begins with “The Season To Sing,” an up-beat song about angels announcing the arrival of Christ, moving people to rejoice and celebrate this moment of joy.

“How Many Kings,” “Reaching” and “Come Make A Place In Me” capture how amazing and once in a lifetime God and Jesus are, and how their love knows no bounds, filling the emptiness in our hearts whenever we need it. “Still Makes Me Sing,” with a driving feel, details the endless happiness Christ’s birth brought to Earth.

“From Bethlehem to Calvary” and “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem” share stories of Christ’s birth and life on Earth. He brought light to those who needed it, and continually guides people through life to learn and grow through Him.

A few traditional songs, “Silent Night,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “I’ll Be Home From Christmas” complete the collection, adding reverence and joy to the Christmas season.

With every song sharing the joy, awe and wonder of Christ’s birth, The Season To Sing is a timeless, Southern Gospel Christmas collection from Master’s Voice.

Listen to The Season To Sing HERE.

About the Down East Boys

For more than 30 years, the Down East Boys quartet has traveled from coast to coast, Canada and Mexico. Starting in eastern North Carolina the group chose the name from that region called Down East, but quickly expanded its ministry and has now recorded more than 20 projects and has had more than 40 songs reach the top of the Singing News charts. They had back-to-back #1 singles with “Beat Up Bible” and “Testimony Time,” both from their most recent album, One Day In The Past. The Down East Boys features lead singer Ricky Carden, baritone singer Daryl Paschal, bass singer Zac Barham and tenor singer Doug Pittman, who each bring a richness to the group’s music and have been noted by industry leaders and singers as some of the best. The Down East Boys have been afforded many great accolades to their credit. From performing with many evangelists through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, singing at Southern Baptist State Conventions and Evangelism conferences all over the country, to all the awards and nominations and the hit songs, nothing changes the goal of this group and that is to share the gospel of Jesus unto all the world.

About 11th Hour

Over the last ten years of traveling on the road, 11th Hour has seen God do some incredible things. With musical influences such as Karen Peck and New River, The Martins, Gold City, and The Kingsmen, 11th Hour has stayed fresh and relevant while maintaining a versatile sound, able to lead congregations in moving times of worship. After reaching high acclaim, in 2012, 11th Hour signed a recording contract with Crossroads Music. They’ve had five #1 songs on the Singing News chart and been nominated for numerous awards in Southern Gospel music such as Singing News Trio of the Year and AGM Album of the Year, while Amber Eppinette was nominated for Soprano of the Year. 11th Hour features Eppinette, alto singer Jaquita Lindsey and tenor singer Logan Smith.

About Master’s Voice

Since 1995, Master’s Voice has been committed to bringing an evangelistic approach to singing and preaching the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ till all know…or He returns. This team is also devoted to musical excellence, understanding that this “music with a message” requires the utmost professionalism, preparation, commitment, clarity, doctrinal soundness and passionate vocals. The group features founder, owner and tenor singer Ricky Capps; lead singer T.J. Evans; baritone singer David Folenius; bass singer Jerry Pilgrim; musician Theron Perry; and sound technician Chuck Howe.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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The 3 Heath Brothers bring youthful energy and a distinctive sound to Who We Are

Written by Staff on October 3, 2019 – 7:37 am -

The 3 Heath Brothers bring youthful energy and a distinctive sound to Who We AreArden, North Carolina (October 2, 2019) — The next generation of Gospel Music artists have arrived, with powerful voices and a calling to spread God’s word. The 3 Heath Brothers (website HERE) are award-winning teenagers who have taken their talents into new territory with creative arrangements, song choice and production for their new Horizon Records release, Who We Are, making an impressive statement about their music, mission and beliefs. The album is now available for pre-order ahead of its November 22 release date.

Nicholas, Clayton and Christian Heath are North Carolina natives, whose parents raised them in faith. Their mother taught them to sing blended harmonies at an early age. Now, their powerful vocals and youthful energy have been melded into a new, distinctive sound.

“The 3 Heath Brothers are so talented that they can sing any style of music, but their heart is in sharing the gospel message through their music. We wanted this project to really speak to who they are — three young Christian men who are excited about sharing their unique musical style that showcases their passion for the gospel,” says Roger Talley, who produced Who We Are. “They appeal to every generation, and I feel this project does the same. I am excited for you to discover who The 3 Heath Brothers are.”

Who We Are shows the talent and beliefs of the brothers. There’s verve in their harmony in “Dream Small,” fierce vocal delivery in “Shaking in His Shoes” and reverent passion in “Give it To Jesus.”

The album includes covers of Contemporary Christian songs like “No Matter What” and “Self Less,” which are testaments of the 3 Heath Brothers’ reliance on God through trials and their desire to serve Him through their actions.

These songs, along with the inspirational pop notes of “Smell of Smoke” and “This is Who I Am” all come together to present the wide range of music the Heath Brothers can bring to the Gospel genre.

Other notable tracks include “I Believe You,” a song with an epic arrangement and powerful delivery about trusting in the Lord; “Mother’s Day Song,” a loving tribute to the sacrifices mothers make to raise their children; and “Give It To Jesus,” an original song written by Nicholas Heath.

“Most of our songs were not picked because they are fun — even though some of them are. They were chosen for the truth of the words. The songs on this album are words that we believe and that we want other people to carry with them. We don’t have songs to waste,” say the 3 Heath Brothers. “We are three energetic teenage boys that love to sing and have fun. We love people and love God and want to do our best to give Him 100%. We want to show that you can still have fun while being a Christian.”

Pre-order Who We Are HERE.

About 3 Heath Brothers

The 3 Heath Brothers are teenagers, Nicholas, Clayton, & Christian Heath from Thomasville, NC. They have been singing together as long as they can remember. Their mom, taught them to sing parts from a very early age and their dad is the Senior Pastor at Faith Community Chapel in Thomasville, NC.

When these young guys get up to sing, people are consistently shocked by their tight harmony, powerful vocals, and a cappella arrangements. In the summer of 2018, they won the Grand Champion Trophy at the NC State Annual Singing Convention. They recently performed at Dollywood, Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, and are Main Stage artists at Singing in the Sun 2019 and the Gatlinburg Gathering 2019.

Audiences won’t want to miss their young energy and passion for God. They love God and their goal is to promote Christ and demonstrate that you are never too young to give all you have to God.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ music.

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Crossroads Publishing adds Darren Lore of the Lore Family to its writing team

Written by Staff on September 9, 2019 – 1:59 pm -

Darren Lore has joined Crossroads Publishing's team of writers.

Darren Lore has joined Crossroads Publishing’s team of writers.

Arden, North Carolina (September 9, 2019) — Crossroads Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of Darren Lore to their family of writers for Asheville Music Publishing and Chris White Music. Darren joins the writer team at the same time The Lore Family (website HERE) has signed with Crossroad’s Horizon Records label.

Darren says he hopes his songs will encourage, inspire and uplift and that he’ll continue to write as long as the Lord gives the inspiration.

The Lore Family has signed with Horizon Records. Back row, from left, are Crossroads' Roger Talley, The Lore Family's Samuel Lore and Crossroads' Greg Bentley. Front row, from left, are The Lore Family's Sandy Lore, Darren Lore and Fayth Lore. Click on the photo to download.

The Lore Family with Horizon Records. Back row, from left, are Crossroads’ Roger Talley, The Lore Family’s Samuel Lore and Crossroads’ Greg Bentley. Front row, from left, are The Lore Family’s Sandy Lore, Darren Lore and Fayth Lore.

“To be signed as a Crossroads writer seems too good to be true! It’s almost unbelievable to me. For decades I never allowed anyone to hear a song that I had written. My insecurities kept my music hidden. I didn’t work on developing my writing skills,” says Darren. “But, the Lord graciously helped me overcome my stronghold of negativity. Through Christ, I was able to align my thoughts with His plans. In 2007, at the age of forty, I recorded and released my first original, ‘An Absolutely Good Day.'”

Greg Bentley

CrossroadsGreg Bentley adds, “As director of publishing for Crossroads Gospel Publishing catalogs, I’m always keeping my eyes and ears open for writers in hopes of finding new ones that fit into our team. We have a wonderful family put together with a great mixture in styles that they write. Darren loves to write straight ahead Southern Gospel style, so he will be a big asset in that area. Adding him just made sense, especially since we just signed his family to our Horizon Records label. When you have writers in groups, we like to keep it all under one umbrella, and Darren will be a welcome addition to our roster of writers.”

Crossroads publishing writers on the Gospel side include Amber Eppinette, Jaquita Lindsey and Logan Smith of 11th Hour, Mark Bishop, Jeff Treece of Sunday Drive, Matt Rankin of Soul’d Out, Josh Jordan from The Jordan Family Band and The Wisecarvers. Additional, non-touring writers for Crossroads include Sandy Knight, Rodney Birch, Dixie Phillips, Sharon Phillips, Regina Walden, Bev Herrema, Ray Scarbrough, Chris Binion, Karen Gillespie, Todd Wright, Matthew Lawson and Lynn Robbins.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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The Lore Family signs with Horizon Records

Written by Staff on September 6, 2019 – 3:02 pm -

The Lore Family has signed with Horizon Records. Back row, from left, are Crossroads' Roger Talley, The Lore Family's Samuel Lore and Crossroads' Greg Bentley. Front row, from left, are The Lore Family's Sandy Lore, Darren Lore and Fayth Lore. Click on the photo to download.

The Lore Family has signed with Horizon Records. Back row, from left, are Crossroads’ Roger Talley, The Lore Family’s Samuel Lore and Crossroads’ Greg Bentley. Front row, from left, are The Lore Family’s Sandy Lore, Darren Lore and Fayth Lore. Op

Arden, North Carolina (August 27, 2019) — Over the past several years, The Lore Family (website HERE) have built up their ministry, spreading God’s word through song and using their talents to serve. After finding success as an independent artist, the family has now signed with Horizon Records to release new music.

The Lore Family, consisting of Darren, Sandy and their two children, Fayth and Samuel, says the decision to join the Crossroads family was made prayerfully and with much counsel.

“Once again, God has ordered the steps of our family. Over the past decade, He has allowed our paths to cross with many talented people. And, we have formed relationships with people who have truly wanted to see our ministry succeed. In God’s perfect timing, He has brought people in our lives to help us reach the next level,” says Darren Lore. “And, this is why we are honored and humbled to be joining the Horizon Records label. We believe that we have joined a stellar, professional, ministry-driven team. The family at Crossroads are some of the best in the industry. And, we believe that this is going to be a great, long-lasting relationship.”

Fayth Lore and the Lore Family

The Lore Family

Crossroads’ Greg Bentley adds that he’s heard The Lore Family’s songs on SiriusXM enLighten and watched them climb the charts. After meeting the family, he says they’re a great fit with Horizon’s roster of artists.

“We strive to not just load up labels because someone wants to record with us. We look into who they are and what they’ve done, but mostly what kind of people they are,” says Bentley. “I knew when we sat down with the whole family to meet that they have a focus on ministry and doing things in a first-class way. It is our goal to take the foundation they have laid and build upon that to take some of the load off them so they can truly focus on the ministry side sharing Jesus through song.”

The Lore Family‘s upcoming album, Hidden Blessings, produced by Wayne Haun, will be released October 11 on Horizon Records.

About The Lore Family

The Lore Family consists of Darren, Sandy and their two children, Fayth and Samuel. Over the past several years, The Lore Family, which calls Portsmouth, Ohio home, has ministered at hundreds of services, making sure each concert or ministry opportunity is fulfilled with excellence and authenticity. The Lores began their ministry traveling in the tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, but have now traveled across the United States, singing a mix of classic and current Southern Gospel favorites as well as originals written by Darren. ​The Lores have sung on many well-known stages across the country, including those at the National Quartet Convention, Gatlinburg Gathering Showcase, Singing In The Sun Showcase, Gospel Music Showcase TV, Great American Gospel TV, Gospel Music USA TV, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City and more. Their radio releases have been consistently in the top 20 of the Singing News Chart, and are played regularly on satellite stations such as Sirius XM’s enLighten. Fans voting in the Singing News Fan Awards have voted The Lore Family in the top 5 category for Favorite New Mixed Group for 2 consecutive years. Although charts and awards are honoring, The Lore Family understands that these things come and go. Their main purpose for radio/TV ministry is to give a message of hope and encouragement to seekers and believers. As the Lord blesses, The Lore Family will continue to record and release quality, anointed Southern Gospel Music.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Lauren Talley joins the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame Nominations Committee

Written by Staff on September 4, 2019 – 2:27 pm -

Lauren Talley joins the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame Nominations CommitteeArden, North Carolina (September 4, 2019) — On the heels of two new releases, Lauren Talley (website HERE) has joined the Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame Nominations Committee, joining a prestigious list of industry veterans and fellow artists.

In her role,  Lauren Talley will help choose Hall Of Fame candidates from the Southern Gospel industry for GMA voters’ consideration. The other committee members are Ed Harper (The Harper Agency), Dusty Wells (New Day), Charlotte Ritchie (artist), Elliott McCoy (artist), Gerald Crabb (songwriter), Becky Isaacs Bowman (artist), and Rick Sandridge (industry).

The 2020 class will be announced January 15, 2020 with the official GMA Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place May 6, 2020.

“I love history, and I want to be part of it. The icons of this music poured so much into me as a young artist, and to be able to help honor them and publicly appreciate what they’ve accomplished is quite an honor for me,” Talley says.

In August, Talley released two collections of music inspiring heartfelt worship and praise of the Lord. Each features her powerful and soulful voice.

Lauren Talley: Loudest Praise: Hymns of Mercy, Love And Grace.Talley brings her talent to beloved hymns, reminding of their timelessness and eloquence for worship on Loudest Praise: Hymns of Mercy, Love And Grace.

The album begins with the hopeful “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing,” and Talley inspires awe of Christ with her vocals. Serving as inspiration for the album’s title, this hymn sings of God’s never-ceasing mercy and grace.

Other hymns include “When God Dips His Love In My Heart,” “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “Does Jesus Care.” Loudest Praise closes with the first single, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.”

Talley’s voice fits the power of the cherished hymn’s lyrics, as the song builds to a mighty end.

Lauren Talley Glorious God: Songs of WorshipOn Glorious God: Songs of Worship and Wonder, Talley captures the awe Christ inspires on this album of some of today’s most loved worship songs, beginning with the first song which inspired the title.

“Glorious God” shares the creation story and recognizes all God created to give us the lives we live. It’s a reminder that God’s presence is all around, everywhere we go.

Other songs include “What A Beautiful Name/Agnus Dei,” with Talley backed by the Voices of Lee Choir; “Let The Glory Come Down,” featuring Amber Eppinette and Chris Allman; “Mercy Tree,” “The Heavens Are Telling,” “Jesus At The Center” and “Jesus Only Jesus.”

Glorious God closes with “A Wretch Like Me,” a worship song penned by Talley and based on the lyrics of “Amazing Grace.”

While the music of these two albums is different in feeling, both accomplish the same thing: A moving sense of God’s presence and His role in our lives.

Listen to Loudest Praise: Hymns of Mercy, Love And Grace HERE and Glorious God: Songs of Worship and Wonder HERE.

About Lauren Talley
Lauren Talley is one of Christian music’s most dynamic talents and has inspired a generation of young people to serve the Lord.

Born into a rich musical heritage, Lauren sang her first solo at age 2 when she toddled onto the stage, interrupted her family’s concert and announced she wanted to “thing.” Lauren went on to make her own mark on the gospel music world as a member of her family group, The Talleys, with whom she received numerous awards, including a 2015 Dove Award for their song, “Hidden Heroes.” Lauren’s lead vocals shine on eleven number one hits for the group.

She has recorded five solo albums, her most recent being the highly touted 2017 release, “The Gospel,” which displays her skills as singer, producer, and songwriter. She is also the author of “Songs In The Night,” a companion devotional book to her 2010 album of the same title. Lauren performs solo concerts and is a featured singer and speaker for many women’s conferences and special events across the country. She is frequently recognized for her appearances on numerous Gaither Homecoming videos and concerts, RFD-TV’s “The Music City Show” and “In Touch” with Dr. Charles Stanley. In 2014 she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Worship Arts from John Wesley University.

When not traveling or recording her own music, Lauren often serves as studio background singer and producer for other recordings and works with emerging artists as a voice and performance coach. Lauren is a busy lady but always finds time to cheer on her beloved Tennessee Volunteers, drink sweet tea and spend time laughing with family and friends.

“My job as a communicator is to give people the truth of the Gospel,” Lauren says. “I want people to know that Jesus is everything – He’s the Answer the world is searching for, He’s the solution to all problems and He’s the only One in whom we have real hope. He called me to give people His message when I was 12 years old, and fulfilling that call is all I’ve ever really wanted.”

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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