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Beyond the Song: Heart2Heart sing “Happy Glad Day”

Written by Staff on August 14, 2020 – 12:05 pm -

Beyond the Song: Heart2Heart sing "Happy Glad Day"

Beyond the Song: Heart2Heart sing “Happy Glad Day”

Beyond the Song by Jantina Baksteen

It was great to talk to David Kiser from Heart2Heart. Enjoy reading all about their ministry in this Beyond the Song edition.

Jantina Baksteen: Heart2Heart is a singing trio. Can you introduce yourselves to SGNScoops?

David Kiser: Thank you SGNScoops! The group consists of myself, David Kiser, and Deana Kiser, a husband and wife team from Cherryville, North Carolina, and our longtime friend, Rhonda House, from Belmont, N. C.

 

JB: You have been 20 years on the road. What is it like to travel so long together?

DK: Very Interesting. Well, the group has been through several personnel changes over the past 22 years, but for the last 10 years or more, we have really enjoyed the road together as the current roster. We all love to have fun and there is never a dull moment.

 

Beyond the Song: Heart2Heart sing "Happy Glad Day"JB: What message of hope does Heart2Heart share, from your heart to other hearts, when you are on stage?

DK: It seems today there are more hurting people sitting on church pews. In 1998, we started out with a mission to always make Jesus the center of what is seen on the stage, and to encourage the body of Christ. Our focus still remains strong today: To let the church know that Jesus still saves, heals, delivers and sets free those that are bound and captive. We love people and we love loving on people. Showing the love of Christ and praying with people is just what we do. Keeping the real thing still the real thing.

 

JB: You have a great song out to radio called, “Happy Glad Day.” If I’m not mistaken, there’s a video made. Can you share the story about that song?

DK: Well, the song was pitched to us by our friend Tery Wayne Wilkins. It was co-written with Reba Faye Rambo. We had been after Tery for some time to let us record a song of his. Once we heard “Happy Glad Day,” we were in love with the message and melody. We didn’t plan on recording it originally with the old Southern gospel sound, but we are glad our producer, Les Butler, agreed this would sound great with an old fashioned sound. So, it is led with a old flat top piano sound. We were blessed to be able to shoot a video of “Happy  Glad Day,” as a part of the Great American Gospel TV program, down in Savannah, Georgia, just a few months back. If our plans don’t change before September, we hope to perform “Happy Glad Day” this year at NQC 2020. We hope gospel music fans enjoy listening to this song as much as we love singing it.

Here is the original video with Heart2Heart singing, “Happy Glad Day.”

 

JB: What is the response from your audience?

DK: We feel very favored to have a very loyal and energetic fan base. Some of that, we feel, is from the energy we put off, and worship we engage in, from the stage. Normally, our concerts are very high energy, high emotional services. It is very common for us to see or have responses to the altar during our concerts or services. We always end our services with altar time and prayer, and it is a norm for us to have crowd response at that time, and us meet and pray with people in the altars.

 

JB: How do you get motivated when you are the road and your day doesn’t go as you hoped it would?

DK: Well, as we all know, this can be quite a challenge, when the enemy seems to rage all out war on ministries when they are being effective. I must say our team does an excellent job putting aside our struggles, battles, and pains, when we step on the stage. We all have the same heart and mind when it comes to ministering to people. At that moment in time, there is no one else more important than the souls sitting in front of us, and we have a commitment to deliver the gospel in an excellent and timely fashion. I have seen my team struggling through life’s problems, moments before we took the stage, and then watch God not only show up and do something beyond our thoughts in a service, but also calm the storm for us and work a miracle because of the sacrifice. That’s what he does for his children.

 

JB: Who are your musical influences? 

DK: We love Karen Peck and New River, the Bowlings, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Perrys, and the Talleys. They all have been a big blessing to us over the years. In the past few years, we’ve been able to work with a lot of great artists in venues all over. One of our favorites that we have come to really love are the guys of Triumphant Quartet. They are great encouragers. We are thankful for all of the Main Street artists that have encouraged our ministry and sowed into us over the past 22 years.

 

JB: If you could sit around the table with a legend from the past,  who would that be?

DK: Well, I know you said one, but these are a combo. I must say I would love to sit down with George Younce and Glen Payne. Oh, the stories and wisdom I would love to gather from those two iconic and first class gentlemen.

 

JB: Do you have a testimony you would like to share with the readers of SGNScoops?

DK: Probably the most dramatic blow that we ever faced as a ministry came a few years ago when Rhonda House lost her mother and husband on the same day. Our ministry was hit very hard with this news. God was so faithful to us through that time. Our families, local churches, and fans, held us up as we moved through that valley. Rhonda was faithful to continue to minister. We only missed one weekend due to the funerals, but Rhonda felt like both Jimmy and her Mom would have said, “Don’t you stop singing because of us. Sing, sing, sing.” So, we continued to press forward knowing we were operating in our calling. In the words of Rhonda, “When you don’t know what to do…do what you know to do.” We did. (We) leaned on God and watched him work. Rhonda continues to minister and share her story, so others can know that God is faithful, and he will see you through the times of life that feel unbearable. He has a plan because he is the author of the plan.

 

JB: What is the most funniest thing that ever happened in the past 20 years of Heart2Heart?

DK: Wow. Too many to list. We almost have a funny story every weekend. No kidding. Probably some of the funniest, is us forgetting our lyrics on stage. I (David) almost never forget a lyric, and when I do, I’m usually good at making something up. One of the first services when Rhonda was back with us in 2011, (I think), we jumped up on the first song all excited, and opened our mouths, and for the first line of the song…(silence, crickets) nothing but music, and David humming some kind of gargling mess that wasn’t words. Nothing came out. We got such a huge laugh out of that. Luckily, it was a church we had sang at many times and they love us. We have several funny lyric hiccups like that which are just hilarious. Thank the Lord for grace.

 

JB: What is ahead for the Heart2Heart ministry in the near future?

DK:  We think that the time is now for our ministry. There are so many great things happening, it is really hard to put it into words. We say all the time, we feel like we are God’s favorite children. He just keeps doing great stuff. Watch out for more great radio releases from this new project, “Pray.” We are going to keep putting out great music and be sensitive to gospel music fans on what they want to hear. Look for us at NQC 2020, and Dollywood at the 2020 October Harvest Fest.

 

JB: Where can people reach you if a church or event is looking for some good gospel music?

DK: Call Heart2Heart at 704-802-4634 or email us davidk@heart2heartmin.com. You can find more info on us at our website: www.heart2heartmin.com or connect with us on Facebook.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your ministry with SGNScoops. Wishing you God’s rich blessings as you get back on the road to share the greatest message that will give peace and comfort to those who are hurting. 

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Heart2Heart Releases New Lyric Video for “Happy Glad Day”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 13, 2020 – 11:45 am -

Heart2Heart Releases New Lyric Video for “Happy Glad Day”

Heart2Heart Releases New Lyric Video for “Happy Glad Day”

Cherryville, NC  –  Popular North Carolina Trio, Heart2Heart have announced the exclusive premier and release of their new lyric video Happy Glad Day, a single from their newest album, Pray, currently being featured on Singing News.

 

This upbeat and encouraging song was written by Southern Gospel legend, Reba Faye Rambo and Tery W Wilkins, and is impeccably mastered by the talented trio. Heart2Heart’s harmony blend delivers this song in a way that is both classic and fresh, and invites the listener to shed the cares of today and celebrate our heavenly home that awaits.

 

The performance video for Happy Glad Day was filmed at The Historic Savannah Theater in Savannah GA, as part of the Great American Gospel Series that will be coming out later this fall.

 

The single was originally released to radio in March, but given the popularity of the song — it is currently at Number 25 on the Singing News Radio Chart — Heart2Heart knew it’s encouraging message needed to be released to an even broader audience. They approached Kingdom Artists Media, who produced the video in conjunction with AG Publicity.

 

Of the song and the video, Heart2Heart’s David Kiser says “What a joy to release the single “Happy Glad Day” in the midst of such times as we are seeing today. It is filled with encouraging thoughts of God’s promises. Thoughts of heaven and a happy eternity. What a fun song to sing and deliver. We pray its message helps to make it a Happy Glad Day for all gospel music fans and radio listeners alike.”

 

The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/i1IXSm02hqk

Heart2Heart was recently honored with a Top 10 nomination for Favorite New Artist in one of Southern Gospel’s most prestigious awards, the Singing News Fan Awards.

If you would like to interview Heart2Heart contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com.

To plan your next digital project, contact Kingdom Artists Media at kingdomartistsmedia@gmail.com

 

To purchase Heart2Heart’s music go to http://heart2heartmin.com/store/


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Heart2Heart Release Patriotic Video of “Sons of Uncle Sam”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 5, 2020 – 1:16 pm -

Heart2Heart Release Patriotic Video of “Sons of Uncle Sam”

Heart2Heart Release Patriotic Video of “Sons of Uncle Sam”

Gastonia, NC – Popular North Carolina-based Southern Gospel trio, Heart2Heart has announced the release of “Sons of Uncle Sam”, a poignant message video that follows the life of one dedicated veteran, from his own service in WWII, to the loss of his grandson in Viet Nam.

 

Written by Chaz Bosarge and Derwin Ward, the moving concept video was shot in Salisbury Military Cemetery in Salisbury, NC.  It was produced and directed by Chandler Baucom of CRB Pictures. His grandfather, Fred Jobe, plays the lead character in the video, so this loving work is truly a family affair.  Chandler Baucom is the son of Life FM’s Rodney Baucom.

 

As the story unfolds you will find yourself moved to tears at the heart wrenching portrayal of the life of a dedicated veteran. Heart2Heart’s signature harmony and smooth delivery enhance an already touching story line, paying beautiful homage to our Veterans. The story concludes with a tribute by the graveside of group member Rhonda House’s late husband, Jimmy House, who was an 8 year veteran of the US Marine Corp.

 

As the lyrics so eloquently state “freedom comes with a cost, every time a soldier falls they pay the price for liberty.”  The words go on to urge the listener to “always send a prayer up when you can, for the sons of Uncle Sam.” Heart2Heart beautifully drives this important message home with their flawless delivery.

 

Of the project David Kiser stated, “We’ve never been drawn to recording a patriotic song, but after hearing Sons Of Uncle Sam we knew it was special and we just had to record it. It is such a lyric and story masterpiece that portrays the true reality of the life of the soldier. To all of our veterans, service men and women, we honor and salute you! Freedom comes with a price. Thank you’ will never be enough.”

 

The full video can be viewed here.

 


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Heart2Heart Announces 2020 Homecoming

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 12, 2020 – 3:13 pm -

Heart2Heart Announces 2020 Homecoming

Heart2Heart Announces 2020 Homecoming

Gastonia, NC – Beloved North Carolina-based Southern Gospel trio, Heart2Heart has announced the line-up for their 2020 Gaston Gospel Homecoming, which will celebrate their 22nd year in music ministry.

 

In addition to Heart2Heart, the January 31st event will feature 2019 Dove Award winning Gospel greats Karen Peck and New River, and Triumphant Quartet. The event is being held at the First Assembly of God Church, 777 S. Myrtle School Road in Gastonia, NC.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with a concert start time of 7:00 pm. All seats are General Admission and tickets are $10.00. They are available now online or you may purchase them at the door. Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for best seating.

 

Of the event, Heart2Heart’s David Kiser said, “January 31, 2020 marks 22 years of ministry for Heart2Heart. This homecoming event is always very special because friends, family, Pastors and supporters come from miles around to be a part of this night. The Gaston Gospel Homecoming has grown to be Gaston County’s largest gospel music event. We feel very blessed to have such a wonderful home base and outpouring of love and support.”

 

For tickets and more information visit the group’s website.

 

Heart2Heart announced a new radio release earlier this year from their upcoming project, Pray. The song, “Hallelujah March” was released to radio on August 14th. Penned by veteran writers Dave Clark and Gerald Crabb, Hallelujah March is moving up the Southern Gospel music charts.


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