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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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The Talleys sing in the rain in their “Grab Your Umbrella” video

Written by Staff on August 17, 2018 – 12:19 pm -

The Talleys sing in the rain in their "Grab Your Umbrella" video

The Talleys sing in the rain in their “Grab Your Umbrella” video

Arden, North Carolina (August 17, 2018) –  The Talleys have captured the uplifting mood of their song “Grab Your Umbrella” with a light-hearted video that reminds us it’s not worth it to stay down when God is working things out behind the scenes. The video premiered last night at the Gatlinburg Gatheringput on by Abraham Productions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Grab Your Umbrella” tells of God sending relief when we feel the heat of life’s challenges and refreshing our spirits through showers of grace. In the video, Roger Talley is stuck in the desert, but has his umbrella ready. As the skies open up, he’s joined by Debra and Lauren Talley to revel in the comfort God sends with showers of blessings.

The Talleys' "Finest Hour" Available Now

The Talleys’ “Finest Hour” Available Now

“I loved ‘Grab Your Umbrella’ the first time I heard it, and I love singing it every night. Not only is it a fun entertaining song, but it is also a great song of promise and faith,” says Roger Talley. “Filming this video was a blast! I was elected to ‘take one for the team,’ and you will see what I mean when you watch until the ending.”

Listen to “Grab Your Umbrella” and the rest of The Talleys’ latest project, Finest HourHERE and watch the video for “Grab Your Umbrella” below.

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 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 Talleys: Singing through the struggle

Written by Staff on July 30, 2017 – 6:55 am -

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Talleys. photos for keeps by erin stevens

Personable is a word that relates to the Talleys. With many fan awards and nominations, receiving a Dove Award for Southern Gospel Song of the Year in 2015 with their hit, “Hidden Heroes,” releasing multiple well-known CD projects, releasing a fan favorite song and music video for their song, “People in the Line,” and many more achievements, the Talleys have lots to discuss. Yet, what is one to do when their talking is cut short? What happens when the voice you’ve used with such talent for so long is now unrecognizable?

For the past five years, Debra Talley has struggled with a condition called muscle dysphonia. It is a common condition that can affect someone greatly. Muscle dysphonia is a condition that affects the vocal chords and cartilages connecting the chords. This condition is when a strain is placed on the vocal cord muscle area in such excessive amounts that can result in vocal fatigue, neck discomfort, altered vocal ability and quality, and complete loss of voice. The past two to three years have been the hardest on Debra and her singing abilities. She described her singing struggle as her “increasing scale being stuck.” When the struggle began, it was a matter she kept private, but just recently she has realized it was a struggle she was meant to share.

Debra Talley

Debra Talley

Debra has been treated and seen at multiple facilities, including Vanderbilt. Her most recent interaction has been with an outstanding Christian doctor by the name of Dr. Tom Cleveland.  We as Christians know that God works in mysterious ways. It just so happened that Dr. Cleveland became Debra’s doctor and has a background of music ministry. He not only became her doctor, but another voice of reason for her.  

It was soon after the struggle began that Debra realized this was more of a spiritual struggle than a physical struggle. When nothing was helping and the problem with her voice persisted, Debra’s daughter Lauren began explaining to her that it was time to “accept what is.” Debra then began to work on herself, as well as her relationship with Christ. Her first step was beginning Christian counseling. This would be the place where she would soon learn that her personal struggle may have been caused by emotions she has kept in for so long.

Debra soon realized it was time to deal with those emotions. Emotions from home life struggles to a 10-year-long struggle with her husband Roger’s parents declining rapidly, all the way to the prayer requests she was receiving from the people they were interacting with through their music and concerts. All of these served as triggers that, as they increased, made Debra’s muscle dysphonia condition worse.

“What was affecting my voice was what was going on in the inside of me,” Debra says.

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Crossroads Label Group Proudly Congratulates Artists On Ballot for the 2017 GMA Dove Awards®

Written by Staff on July 27, 2017 – 1:42 pm -

Crossroads Label Group

Crossroads Label Group

ARDEN, N.C. – (July 27, 2017) – The first ballot for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards was released to industry professionals this week and Crossroads Label Group had several artists and writers represented among the eligible entries.

Greg Bentley stated, “Each year it’s exciting to see the nominations for the annual GMA Dove Awards. This year is no exception, and we are thrilled to have so many of our artists and songwriters make the first ballot. It’s an honor and privilege to get to work with each and everyone of these and we are more than proud to represent each one.”

The 48th Annual Dove Awards will be presented October 17th, 2017 at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville Tennessee and the nominees represent the biggest and bright names in all of Gospel music each year.

Crossroads Label Group proudly congratulates our first round ballot contenders for the 2017 GMA Dove Awards®.

Southern Gospel Artist:

Kingsmen

Lauren Talley

Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs

New Artist:

Jordan Family Band

Southern Gospel Song:

11th Hour / He Welcomes The Beggar

11th Hour / Can You Burn

Kingdom Heirs / Never Made A Promise

Kingsmen / They Don’t Know

Lauren Talley / I Hear A Song

Mark Bishop / That’s When It’s Time To Pray

Mark Bishop and Forget The Sea

Forget The Sea / I Will Sing

McKameys / That’s Why There’s A Cross

Talleys / There Is Coming A Day

Wisecarvers / Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me

Regina Walden (writer) / Never Will I Ever Again

Karen Gillespie (writer) / Gotta Get To Jesus

Bluegrass Song:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Best Friends

Kingsmen

Southern Gospel Album:

Kingdom Heirs / Something Good

Lauren Talley / The Gospel

Kingsmen / They Don’t Know

Mark Bishop / Seasons

McKameys / Something Worth Saving

Bluegrass Album:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer

Lawson & Williams / Chapter 3

Christmas Album:

Jeff Collins / Keys To Christmas

Kingdom Heirs / Glory To God In The Highest                               

More information the GMA Dove Awards can be found at www.doveawards.com.

To learn more about Crossroads Label Group, visit the company online at www.crossroadslabelgroup.com.

 


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Awesome News from Lauren Talley and Riley Harrison Clark

Written by scoopsnews on August 19, 2016 – 5:55 am -

 

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Lauren Talley and Riley Harrison Clark are both phenomenal singers.

Have you seen this sneak peak? This is going to be awesome!

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Lauren Talley Starting Vocals On Her New Solo Recording

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2016 – 8:50 am -

Lauren Talley Starting Vocals On Her New Solo Recording

Lauren Talley Starting Vocals On Her New Solo Recording

Lauren Talley starting vocals on her new solo recording. Here’s a message from Miss Lauren!

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Tweet of the Day….. Lauren Talley

Written by scoopsnews on May 9, 2016 – 3:37 pm -

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Lauren Talley wins Tweet of the day with her cute picture!

https://twitter.com/lauren_talley/status/729779063980752896


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Message Music: Spotlight on The Talleys

Written by Staff on April 20, 2016 – 9:25 am -

Talleys by Candi Combs

Talleys by Candi Combs

There is nothing like family harmony. In my opinion, something magical happens when family members sing together. These great groups have become a major fixture in Southern Gospel Music. Over the years, groups like the Hoppers, the Martins, and the Isaacs have been among some of the most beloved family ensembles in the field. The Talleys are no exception.

This dynamic trio began their ministry in 1984 after brothers Kirk and Roger Talley had completed tenures with the Cathedrals (Kirk) and The Hoppers (Roger). They were joined by Roger’s wife Debra, who also sang with her husband as a member of the Hoppers. This lineup performed together until 1993 due to Roger and Debra’s desire to raise their daughter Lauren.

Debra Talley by Candi Combs

Debra Talley by Candi Combs

Debra Talley, matriarch of the group, states, “Lauren was one year old when the group started. At two years old, she got away from the nanny and made her debut by toddling on stage and saying she wanted to ‘sing a song.’ She’s been singing ever since!” This was a beautiful glimpse into what God had in store for this family.

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Message Music: Spotlight on The Talleys

Written by Staff on February 5, 2016 – 1:32 pm -

Talleys by Candi Combs

Talleys by Candi Combs

There is nothing like family harmony. In my opinion, something magical happens when family members sing together. These great groups have become a major fixture in Southern Gospel Music. Over the years, groups like the Hoppers, the Martins, and the Isaacs have been among some of the most beloved family ensembles in the field. The Talleys are no exception.

This dynamic trio began their ministry in 1984 after brothers Kirk and Roger Talley had completed tenures with the Cathedrals (Kirk) and The Hoppers (Roger). They were joined by Roger’s wife Debra, who also sang with her husband as a member of the Hoppers. This lineup performed together until 1993 due to Roger and Debra’s desire to raise their daughter Lauren.

Debra Talley by Candi Combs

Debra Talley by Candi Combs

Debra Talley, matriarch of the group, states, “Lauren was one year old when the group started. At two years old, she got away from the nanny and made her debut by toddling on stage and saying she wanted to ‘sing a song.’ She’s been singing ever since!” This was a beautiful glimpse into what God had in store for this family. Read more »


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The Talleys Release New Music

Written by Staff on December 12, 2015 – 5:40 pm -

imageTwo-time Dove Award Southern Gospel Song of the Year winners The Talleys have a song and message to share in After All This Time.

Roger and Debra Talley, along with their daughter Lauren, make a statement with songs that have messages for real-life situations. From their previous hits “The Broken Ones” and “Hidden Heroes” to this album’s current single “The People in the Line,” led by Lauren, the trio present songs that challenge us to give feet to our faith.

imageDebra Talley’s creative and powerful ballad, “This Thing Called Grace,” looks at the unique concept that our salvation, as I Peter says, is something “the angels desire to look into.” Somebody’s Story, with Roger Talley on lead vocal, is a message of learning to understand and not judge each other’s daily life when you haven’t “walked a mile or two in their shoes.”

“I am so excited about this new album,” Roger Talley said. “It has been in the planning stages for over a year and it’s finally ready to be heard. It is full of energetic, exciting music, clever lyrics, and passionate performances.”

After All This Time kicks off the twentieth year for The Talleys and has them keeping true to the material and performances that have made them top Christian artists. Song after song they deliver meaningful messages that have an impact on listeners.

Available now at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and at Crossroads Online Store as an mp3 and a CD.

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