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Avenue Trio is singing songs along every mile

Written by Staff on August 25, 2019 – 2:06 pm -

Avenue is singing songs along every mileRecently, I had the opportunity to catch up with an up-and-coming trio in Atlanta when they were in town to tape Gospel Music USA at WATC TV. Avenue, based out of Nashville, Tenn., is climbing the radio charts across the country.

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Formed by Kasey Kemp, a name known to many in gospel music, Avenue records on the Song Garden Label. Their current project, “Songs For Every Mile,” includes the radio singles, “One Of These Mornings” and “Reach the World,” the latter which was originally recorded by the Bishops. 

 

“We sang (“Reach the World”) 20 years, four times a week, (for) many years,” says Mark Bishop. “(I’m) proud Avenue has put their touch on it and recorded it.”

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mileKemp was a member of Naomi and The Segos for several years, as well as with the Toney Brothers, and Allegiance. In Avenue, he is joined by Jacob Lagesse who sings lead, and Corey Lackey, on tenor. 

 

Lagesse and Kemp sang together in Allegiance, and they met Jacob through their pastor, Steve Hurst. Steve Hurst and Gary Casto helped Kemp create Avenue. 

Avenue is singing songs along every mile

“We are passionate about the Gospel and music,” says Kemp. “We believe music is a great avenue in which to share the gospel. Plus, those of us that are born again are on the avenue to heaven.”  

 

Avenue recently made their first appearance in Akron, Ohio, opening their concert with the popular gospel song, “The Heavenly Choir.” 

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mile

Kasey Kemp

Kemp is pleasantly surprised at the reception Avenue has received. “We choose songs that everyone is familiar with and that we feel would work together well on stage,” says Kemp. “Our first project was meant to be nothing more than a table project; meaning no radio releases. However, when it was complete, we felt it deserved more than (being) just a piece to sell on our table. We sent ‘One Of Those Mornings’ to radio and it topped out at number 23.” The song was on national charts for two months.

 

Kasey is the oldest member of the group. He is married to Haley and they have two children, Avaline, age two, and Autry, four months old. Growing up, Kemp was influenced by the Cathedrals. He took private vocal, piano and trumpet lessons as a child, and also went to the Steve Hurst School of Music. Avenue’s audiences are blessed when Kemp brings out his trumpet during their performance on stage. 

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mile

Corey Lackey

Lackey, 24, is a college student who is majoring in business management. Being from Wayne, Michigan, Lackey has been influenced musically by a trio with its roots also in Michigan, the Booth Brothers. The group’s tenor has great support in his career from his parents, sisters and brother.

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mile

Jacob Lagesse

Lagesse, 22, just graduated from Trevecca University in Nashville, where he studied music business and performed in school musicals. He likes to spend his time off at the beach or at a baseball field. When asked about special memories at university, Lagesse says, “Not sure on embarrassing college moments, but one of my highlights was getting to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage.” His experiences have seasoned both his vocals and performance ability.

 

All three artists in this group are ready for this moment that God has brought them together to be his avenue to share his love to the world, including the audience of WATC TV. Avenue’s “Gospel Music USA” episode is scheduled to air July 27.  

 

WATC TV has taped over 200 episodes of “Gospel Music USA” with more than 80 artists and airs on numerous stations across the nation. It airs in the Atlanta area on Saturday afternoons at 2:30 p.m.(EST)., and is also available on the internet at www.watc.tv. 

 

Avenue is singing songs along every mileThis powerful trio’s strong vocals are sure to put them on the charts often and to grace stages across the country. Find out more about Avenue at avenuetrio.com 

By Robert York

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in June 2019

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Avenue Trio announces changes

Written by Staff on June 21, 2019 – 7:47 am -

Avenue gospel trio

Avenue

Kasey Kemp of Avenue Trio recently announced changes to the group through a video on the group’s Facebook Page.

Avenue Trio is losing Corey Lakey from the singing lineup. June 9, 2019, was the last engagement for Lackey, who has been with the group from the beginning. The tenor confirmed that he is stepping back from singing but will still be very much involved with gospel music, as well as continuing his involvement with the Steve Hurst School of Music.

Corey Lackey formerly of Avenue Trio

Corey Lackey

Kemp has confirmed that Riley Harrison Clark will be temporarily filling in for the trio, as they continue to audition vocalists for this position.

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Avenue released their first album, “Songs For Every Mile,” one year ago. Spokesman Kasey Kemp is an ordained minister and has been involved with Southern Gospel Music for 17 years. The trio records with Song Garden Music and is booked by the Dominion Agency. Avenue can also be found on Twitter, Instagram and other media outlets.

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Beyond the Song: Avenue sings “Reach the World”

Written by Staff on May 24, 2019 – 7:12 am -

Avenue gospel trio

Avenue

Jantina de Haan Baksten recently went Beyond the Song to talk to Kasey Kemp of Avenue gospel trio about the song, “Reach the World.” Avenue is a male trio with members Kasey Kemp, Corey Lackey, and Jacob Lagesse, making their home in Nashville, Tennessee. Their latest album with Song Garden Music Group is called, “Songs for Every Mile,” which includes the track “Reach the World.”

What does the song mean to you?

Kasey Kemp tells us, “Traveling and singing in a gospel music group is lots of fun!  You get to sing the music you love, with the people that you love, all while traveling to places and meeting people you might not get to otherwise. However, as much fun as it is, there has to be more to it than enjoying the road life. After a while, the miles get long, your heart yearns for loved ones that are at home and your body gets extremely exhausted from your day to day routine. It’s in these moments that you must remember why you do what you do. In 1 Samuel 17:29, David says, “Is there not a cause?” That question is the answer to what the song, ‘Reach The World,’ means to me and why we as Avenue recorded it.

Avenue gospel trio“Our group started out of a strong desire to “Reach The World” with the gospel of Jesus Christ, a desire that continues today,” Kemp asserts.

What is the message of the song?

“‘Reach The World,’ reminds us that all Christians are given the great  ommission in Matthew 28:16-20. We are reminded that while we are only one voice, that voice reaches another and another and so on. Before long there is a mighty chorus singing about the life changing power of Jesus Christ,” says Kemp.

He concludes, “‘Reach The World’ is my personal anthem and the theme our group is built on. Christians, let’s remember that we have an important job to do.  Each voice is another chance to reach the world.”

We hope you enjoy this song by Avenue Trio. Find out more about Avenue HERE.

Thanks again to Jantina for another look Beyond the Song.

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Gospel trio Avenue welcomes new baby, requests Prayer

Written by Staff on January 21, 2019 – 4:25 pm -

Avenue welcomes new baby: Kasey and Haley Kemp shown with new baby boy, Autry and big sister, Avaline

Avenue welcomes new baby: Kasey and Haley Kemp shown with new baby boy, Autry and big sister, Avaline

Hendersonville, TN (January 20, 2019) – The world of Southern Gospel has grown with the birth of Autry Clark Kemp.  Autry was born Friday, January 18, 2019, to proud parents Kasey Kemp of Avenue and Haley Kemp.  Big sister, Avaline is also proud of her baby brother.

Shortly following the birth, Autry began showing signs of respiratory distress.  As a precautionary measure, the baby was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at a Nashville area hospital.  Reports indicate significant improvement as Autry is breathing with little assistance.  Autry was delivered at 37 weeks to avoid diabetes-related complications.  Haley Kemp, a Type 2 diabetic, is recovering well following the Caesarian section delivery.

“We know that God has Autry in his hands.  Your friendship and love encourage us more than you will ever know,” commented Kasey Kemp.

Avenue gospel trio

Avenue gospel trio

Avenue and the Kemp family ask for continued prayers on their behalf.

The Southern gospel group Avenue is comprised of Kasey Kemp, who sings baritone; the lead part is sung by Jacob Lagesse, while the tenor part is carried by Corey Lackey.  Avenue expects to continue their ministry dates as scheduled.

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Allegiance Trio Announces New Tenor Singer

Written by Staff on January 6, 2017 – 7:30 am -

Allegiance Trio Announces New Tenor Singer

Corey Lackey joins Kasey Kemp and Jake Sammons of Allegiance Trio

Nashville, TN (January 4, 2017) –Allegiance Trio is excited to announce big changes for 2017. Corey Lackey has been named to the position of tenor singer.

“Corey is ready to step up. He brings a charisma to our ministry that will be exciting to watch,” said Kasey Kemp, spokesman of the group. “We have formed a strong team and God is growing us. Allegiance Trio is positioned for the doors that are opening,” Kemp continued.

Lackey, 22 years old, joined the Trio after relocating to Nashville from the Detroit, MI area. Previously, Lackey has been serving the group as the road manager and providing sound engineering.
“I am thrilled that Kasey and Jake are providing this opportunity. I have traveled many miles with these men and know that their hearts burn to sing. Standing beside them every night will be a distinct honor,” Lackey responded.

Allegiance Trio further announces the “Time to Sing” Internet video program. Under the direction of Jake Sammons, the program features Southern Gospel artist testimonies that drive them to sing. The interviews provide a poignant view into the lives of these individuals.

Allegiance Trio is comprised of three men who combine their voices for one purpose, to align themselves to honor God with one voice. Along with Kemp and Lackey, Jake Sammons sings baritone and writes much of their music.

The acclaimed Wayne Haun and Nick Bruno skillfully produced the music for the Trio’s newest project, It’s Time To Sing. Gus Gaches directed the project under Song Garden Records label. Allegiance Trio has plans to release the next single from the project soon.

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Congratulations Kasey and Haley Kemp….

Written by scoopsnews on October 12, 2016 – 3:21 am -

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From Kasey:

Our little Avaline entered the world on 10/11/16 at 7:54pm. She weighed in at 8 pounds 7 ounces and is 19 inches long. Here are a few pics. More to come! Both baby and Mom are doing great. Thank you for your prayers.

 

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SGN Scoops National Day of Prayer with Bobby Carter and Kasey Kemp

Written by Staff on May 7, 2015 – 12:08 pm -

Jay Stone Singers

Jay Stone Singers

SGN Scoops is pleased to present these postings which focus on prayer, for the National Day of Prayer. We hope they draw you nearer to the Almighty, the focus of our prayers.

Bobby Carter of the Jay Stone Singers:

Bobby Carter

Bobby Carter

Not to sound like a broken record, but PRAYER truly is the key to heaven. So many times in my personal life and in the ministry of Jay Stone Singers have we seen God move and answer prayer!

When we are out on the road, I usually do most of the bus driving and one of my favorite times is early morning hours driving down an Interstate! God still answers prayers and I know He heard my prayer!

 

 

Allegiance

Allegiance

Kasey Kemp of Allegiance:

When I was growing up, we had a family bible on our family coffee table. The table was built by my grandpa and was the place I knelt to pray, at the age of seven, when my Dad led me to Jesus to Christ. Now, years later, I still have that little table and it is still a very special place for me to pray. I thank God for the gift of prayer knowing God does hear and answer what He knows is best for us.

Kasey and Haley

Kasey and Haley

Recently, a huge prayer request was answered when God sent me my beautiful wife Haley. I prayed for many years and on April 7 (my birthday) of this year we said “I DO!” God answered prayer by blessing me with a Godly, beautiful wife.

I praise God for answered prayer each week as Allegiance travels. God continues to keep us and our families safe and allows us to see people saved and encouraged. Prayer truly is an amazing gift from God.

Do you have a specific place to pray? Have you had a specific answer from God? Share it with us today! lorraine@sgnscoops.com


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Declaration Enters Management and Booking Agreement with Creative Vision Entertainment

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 15, 2012 – 3:23 pm -

Declaration of Nashville, Tn is excited to announce they are joining the list of Creative Vision Entertainment artists.
Creative Vision Entertainment is a Nashville, Tn based management/booking company owned by April Potter Holleman.

Declaration’s ministry began 16 months ago with an endorsement by and invitat…
ion to tour with, The Booth Brothers. Touring with the Booth Brothers has allowed Declaration to hone their craft while being exposed to a large national and international audience. In addition to a full-time tour schedule, Declaration has four recordings with two national singles, an “Artist Spotlight” appearance on The Gospel Greats, a performance at the National Quartet Convention and also garnered a top 5 Nomination in the Sunrise category of the Diamond Awards.

“I am thrilled about the opportunity of working with these guys. Their talent, passion for ministry and attitude make
the perfect combo of what we look for at Creative Vision in our family of artists. I am excited for the future and cannot
wait to get started working hard for Declaration”, states April. Jake Sammons of Declaration says, “Since we began sixteen months ago, watching God move in our ministry has been amazing! We are looking forward to where He is leading and believe that April and CVE are part of that path.”

In addition to booking and managing a concert schedule, CVE will also be working to expand Declaration’s revival/crusade ministry. Declaration’s Kasey Kemp says “We feel very strongly about singing in churches and concert halls, but we also have a heart for revivals/crusades. April has experience in growing these types of ministries and we look forward to the doors God is opening with her help.”

For more information concerning Declaration, please visit www.declarationtrio.com
On Facebook www.facebook.com/declarationtrio
On Twitter www.twitter.com/DeclarationTrio

For more information concerning Creative Vision Entertainment, please visit www.creativevisionentertainment.com
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Declaration Talks With Rob Patz Of SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 19, 2012 – 10:24 am -


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