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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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Living Faith Quartet announces changes

Written by Staff on October 11, 2019 – 8:33 am -

Living Faith adds Mike FaustLiving Faith Quartet from Cullman, Alabama, announces changes to their group. Rodney, Nathan, and Mark, are excited to welcome Mike Foust as their new tenor singer.

Mike Foust is not stranger to gospel music, having sung with the Singing Ambassadors, and Appointed, among others. He began singing at the age of four and has been singing ever since.

Foust surrendered his life to Christ at the age of eight.  He says he felt God’s calling to share God’s word through song.  He resides in Boaz, Ala., with his wife Carol. They have two children, Micah and Haley, and have the privilege to call themselves grandparents to granddaughter, Carter, and grandson, Wylder.

Living Faith

Mike and Carol Faust

As Foust starts his journey with Living Faith Quartet, this talented group will change from a mixed group to a male quartet.

Their current lineup is: Founding member Rodney James, lead; Nathan James, baritone; Mark Byrd, bass; Mike Foust, tenor.

For booking, please visit their website HERE  LivingFaithQuartet.com or email at LivingFaithQuartet@gmail.com.

The SGNScoops team wishes God’s blessing with his assignment to Living Faith.

Special report by Jantina de Haan Baksteen

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A DREAM COMES TRUE – NATHAN POTTS JOINS DIXIE MELODY BOYS

Written by Staff on October 8, 2019 – 9:08 am -

A DREAM COMES TRUE - NATHAN POTTS JOINS DIXIE MELODY BOYSA set of grandparents who took their twelve old grandson to a Southern gospel concert gave Nathan Potts a new outlook on the music.

Here is his story, as told by Nathan Potts, the new lead singer for the Dixie Melody Boys. Nathan makes his home in Yale, Virginia, along with his wife, Megan, and their children.

“Gospel music started for me at the age of twelve years old. I remember it like it was yesterday, with Ivan Parker and The Harvesters Quartet. It was a cold October evening, and my grandparents Hugh and Carol Mayes asked if I would like to go with them to a gospel concert. For the first time ever, I went, and life was never the same. That night was a ticketed event and I walked into the auditorium with over a thousand people inside. I was in awe. From the time they started singing, ’til the end of the service, I was on my feet; and the incredible thing is, that night they did a ticket drawing and you could have guessed it –I won. It was a CD of the Harvesters Quartet.

A DREAM COMES TRUE - NATHAN POTTS JOINS DIXIE MELODY BOYS

Nathan Potts

“From that point, I started a solo career, that I continued until 2008. At that point, I, along with Thomas Nalley (Gold City) and two others, began singing as Calvary Calls Quartet.

“After the group disbanded, I joined a group for the next five years, called Promise Land Quartet, and those were some of the most special moments of my career, where I learned a lot.

“To make a long story short, years later, I started with Ed O’Neil and the Dixie Melody Boys.

“There I have been able to share the gospel in song on a national scale, and I thank God every day for giving me talents to sing, and I will forever use them to uplift his name.

A DREAM COMES TRUE - NATHAN POTTS JOINS DIXIE MELODY BOYS

Nathan and Megan Potts

“A lot of people have asked when and where I sang my first song. This would be in Petersburg, Virginia, with the Harvesters Quartet. When they pulled me up to sing, it was a wonderful time.

“I would have to say, my biggest influence singing gospel music would be between two people, and that would be Allan Hunter of the Harvesters Quartet, and Ricky Carden of The Down East Boys. Allan was always pushing me to keep going even when things got tough. And Ricky, well I’ll put it to you this way, when he let me travel with them he kept me in line; I couldn’t get away with anything. I am very thankful for people like that and everybody who has stuck by me as true friends. I truly could not say thank you enough.

A DREAM COMES TRUE - NATHAN POTTS JOINS DIXIE MELODY BOYS“If I wasn’t singing, I would most likely be doing carpentry work.

“I’d have to say, if there was an embarrassing moment — and really it more comical than embarrassing — it was New Years Eve, when Promise Land Quartet was performing in West Virginia, and I did a song which I did some choreography on, and I decided to have Joey Wilson the tenor do a 360 with me. He did, but could not stop spinning and just fell flat on his back! Needless to say he never did it again.

“I couldn’t have made it this far if it wasn’t for my family, mainly my grandparents, Hugh and Carol Mayes. Hugh is no stranger to gospel music.  For many years he helped the Hoppers with different things, and has been a big help to several different groups. We are from a little town called Yale, Virginia, which is currently where we all make our home.

A DREAM COMES TRUE - NATHAN POTTS JOINS DIXIE MELODY BOYS“In closing, my favorite bible verse is, ‘I am crucified with Christ and yet I live; not I, but Christ who lives within me.’”

As told by Nathan Potts to Robert York, regular contributor to SGNScoops Magazine.

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LANDREE BROTHERTON NAMED ADMINISTRATOR OF SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (SGMA)

Written by Staff on October 4, 2019 – 6:52 pm -

LANDREE BROTHERTON NAMED ADMINISTRATOR OF SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (SGMA)Pigeonn Forge, TN – The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) is pleased to welcome Landree Brotherton as Administrator. Landree will assist President, Arthur Rice, in daily operational tasks and special event coordination as needed throughout the year.

Landree has been heavily involved in the Southern Gospel Music Industry for many years, a friend to many artists and has assisted with countless events in support of the SGMA. He has worked in the Hall of Fame and Museum, assisted with fundraising, and provided practical assistance during National Quartet Convention.

Arthur Rice of SGMA

Arthur Rice

Arthur Rice stated, “Landree not only brings the professional experience necessary to assist with tasks needed to keep the SGMA operations running smoothly, his relationships with the artists and industry professionals will be extremely beneficial in pursuing the goals for the coming year. We are excited to have Landree on board.”

The Southern Gospel Music Association will celebrate some landmark events this year with the grand opening of the SGMA Research Library and the addition of some special upgrades and renovations for the Hall of Fame and Museum.

Since 1994, the SGMA has worked hard to preserve the southern gospel history and cherished heritage of both artists and industry leaders.

JP Miller commented, “It takes the efforts of a large team to keep the SGMA running smoothly. We appreciate our Board of Directors, dedicated museum staff, many volunteers and supporters, and Dollywood Theme Park for allowing us a place to share the Hall of Fame and Museum with visitors from all over the world. We are thankful for the skill set that Landree adds to the team.”

Make plans to visit the SGMA Hall of Fame and Museum on your next trip to East Tennessee. Visit our website at www.sgma.org to become a member or learn more about the Class of 2019 Inductees into the Hall of Fame. 

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Justified Quartet will be Singing on the Square at Creekside

Written by Staff on October 3, 2019 – 9:40 am -

Justified quartetPigeon Forge, Tennessee (October 3, 2019) — Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, has offered something new to its schedule every year, but this year, one of the most exciting additions is Singing on the Square.

This new event will occur on Monday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 29th, outside of the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Two exciting artists will play outdoors in the afternoon, prior to the indoor evening concert. Singing on the Square will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with Joy Holden as the first artist on Monday.

JustifiedCreekside is thrilled to announce that on Tuesday, the Singing on the Square artists will be Justified Quartet. This male quartet from Flint, Michigan, is made up of Tim Caldwell, Mark Jacoby, Carl Ledford, and Dave Potts. They will be singing from their latest release, “Take a Stand.”

During the live performance of this quartet, there will be an outdoor dinner available for attendees. This dinner will be free to the first 100 fans that arrived for the concert.

Creekside 2019 and Singing on the Square are presented by Coastal Media and Coastal Events.

Justified Quartet at Singing on the Square Creekside“I am so excited that Justified is joining the Singing on the Square concert series,” says Rob Patz, head of Creekside Gospel Music Convention and CEO of Coastal Events. “This is going to be a great new addition to the Creekside experience, and I’m so looking forward to the presentation of Justified Quartet during our outdoor concert and dinner. I invite all of our Creekside and Pigeon Forge friends to join us.”

Creekside Gospel Music Convention will be held from Oct. 27 – 31, 2019, at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Creekside experience includes daily showcases, evening concerts, special speakers, and midnight prayer. Also, Christian Country at the Creek is being held simultaneously, from Oct. 30 – 31. Adding to the diversity of the musical offerings, there will be a bluegrass gospel music presentation on Wednesday, entitled Eagle’s Wings and Friends.

Creekside 2019VIP tickets are still available for this event, along with a few rooms remaining in the preferred accommodations. For tickets and accommodations, call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

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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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Tonja Rose Releases New Music Video & Radio Single

Written by Staff on September 30, 2019 – 3:48 pm -

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“I’m Not Who I Used To Be” Screen Shot

Franklin, TN (September 30, 2019) – Tonja Rose has released a new music video in correlation to her new radio single, “I’m Not Who I Used To Be”. Luke Price Studios directed and produced the video which features John Williams in the story line (the uncle of co-writer Erin Ashleigh) portraying the journey of his own life story. At the time Tonja and Erin wrote this song a few years ago, John’s family had no knowledge of where he was at, he was homeless and suffering from addiction. Later John entered the John 316 Mission Recovery Program in Tulsa, OK where he committed his life to God and as a graduate of the recovery program works with the program to helps others overcome addiction. The video was shot at the Historic King’s Chapel in Arrington, TN (built in 1804) and downtown College Grove, TN.

“I’m Not Who I Used To Be” is the fourth release from the ‘Me, Jesus & The Highway’ album. The album, produced by Tonja and John Mathis Jr. (Bluegrass Valley/Mansion Entertainment), has garnered 3 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Top 10 chart singles and received 4 Diamond Award Nominations. Tonja is already busy in the studio writing and recording new material for her next album release in 2020. 
Tonja Rose and music video cast at Historic King’s Chapel in Arrington, TN

Tonja Rose and music video cast at Historic King’s Chapel in Arrington, TN

For more information about Tonja Rose or to watch the new music video for “I’m Not Who I Used To Be”, visit her facebook page: Facebook.com/TonjaRoseMusic

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Creekside welcomes Eagle’s Wings and Friends

Written by Staff on September 29, 2019 – 5:20 pm -

Bluegrass Gospel at Creekside with Eagle's Wings, Stevens Family Tradition, East Ridge Boys, Sowell Family.Creekside Gospel Music Convention welcomes Bluegrass Gospel with Eagle’s Wings and Friends on Wednesday,  Eagle’s Wings will be joined by the Stevens Family Tradition, the East Ridge Boys, and the Family Sowell.

Creekside’s first all Bluegrass Gospel event will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Showcase Hall.

Eagle's Wings. Picture courtesy of Vonda Armstrong. Road to Creekside

Eagle’s Wings. Picture courtesy of Vonda Armstrong

The annual convention has long welcomed Eagle’s Wings as a favorite participant. This beloved family group will be joined by Brad Stevens and the Stevens Family Tradition, a relatively new band on the Bluegrass scene. The East Ridge Boys, Richie Rose, Fondo Fields, and David Taylor, from Lick Creek, Kentucky, will also be bringing some picking and grinning. The concert wouldn’t be complete without the Family Sowell. This family is based in Knoxville, Tenn., and presents high energy, acoustic music.

Bluegrass Gospel at Creekside with Eagle's Wings, Stevens Family Tradition, East Ridge Boys, Sowell Family.

Stevens Family Tradition

Creekside encourages all bluegrass fans to make plans to join them for the best week of Southern, Country, and Bluegrass Gospel music, presented in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Bluegrass Gospel at Creekside with Eagle's Wings, Stevens Family Tradition, East Ridge Boys, Sowell Family.

East Ridge Boys

Held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Oct. 27 – 31, 2019, Creekside presents music in a family atmosphere, morning through evenings, and ending with midnight prayer.

Bluegrass Gospel at Creekside with Eagle's Wings, Stevens Family Tradition, East Ridge Boys, Sowell Family.

Family Sowell

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Randall Reviews It: McKameys and New Speer Family

Written by Staff on September 29, 2019 – 3:03 pm -

Randall Reviews It: McKameys and New Speer FamilyRandall Reviews It featuring the McKameys and New Speer Family

This month, what could be the last album the McKameys record, “The Crown,” is out and I have the privilege of reviewing it. If you had the chance to read last month’s SGNScoops, we featured the New Speer Family on the cover, and here is a review of their latest CD, “A Singing Heritage.” So without further adieu,


Let the reviews begin….

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By Randall Hamm

The McKameys
The Crown”
Producer: Roger Fortner and Jeff Collins
Label: Horizon 2019

Songs: “We All Need A Savior” (Sheryl Farris BMI); “You Must Be Born Again” (Rebbecca J. Peck – John M Robinson BMI); “Cleanse Me” (Edwin Orr – John McNeill PD); “Go Back and Pray” (Traditional); “The Holy Spirit Prayed” (Tina Sadler BMI); “Heavy” (Sue C. Smith – Chase McDaniel – Brent Ellison BMI); “Don’t Forget” (Sheryl Farris BMI); “The Crown” (Sheryl Farris BMI); “God Is Good” (Sue C Smith – Tony Wood – Joseph Habedank BMI); “From Dust To Glory” (Sheryl Farris BMI)

The McKameys’ fifty-fourth project, and maybe the last project the group will record as they are today, is entitled “The Crown.” They will retire from the road and performing live concerts in November of this year. The last performance will be in Knoxville, Tenn., on November 23. If you get a chance to see them anywhere in the meantime, do so, as you will be blessed. The McKameys will definitely be missed on the concert circuit. 

 

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McKameys

This new CD is filled with pure mountain harmonies and great messages that come through anointed singers. The CD begins with a Sheryl Farris song, “We All Need A Savior,” and there’s only one true Savior, Jesus Christ.  

 

Sheryl wrote a total of four songs on this project, including the first single release, “From Dust To Glory.” Man was created from the dust and to dust he shall return. But thanks to our Savior, we once again can obtain glory and be with the one who created us. 

 

The CD is book ended by Sheryl Farris songs, as well as in between, showing that this is one of the strongest CDs in a while from the McKameys. One of my favorite songs is from the pen of Tina Sadler, who wrote so many great songs like “God Is Good” recorded by Gaither Vocal Band, and Peg gets her strongest song in a while with Sadler’s “The Holy Spirit Prayed.” Sometimes, we don’t know the words to say, but the Holy Spirit intervenes and helps us pray and say what we cannot say. This is my pick for the second single release. 

 

Eli returns with a song entitled “Heavy.” The cut, fully orchestrated with strings, is a beautiful tune. On piano is Eli’s dad Roger Fortner. Sometimes events and life, just get “Heavy” and I’m so glad that my Savior will help me bear those burdens, if I just ask. Eli didn’t have a song to sing on the last project, but according to Eli, nothing was wrong, they just couldn’t find a song. 

 

If this is the last album the McKameys record, they will go out on a high note. Just an absolute wonderful CD, from start to finish. As we all are asked to do, “Finish well.” If this is it, the McKameys finish well.

Strongest Songs:  “From Dust To Glory,” “The Holy Spirit Prayed,” “Heavy”

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Randall Reviews It: McKameys and New Speer FamilyNew Speer Family
A Singing Heritage”
Producer: Brian Speer
Label: Independent

Songs:  “Heaven’s Jubilee” (George Speer); “Sunset Is Coming” (Traditional); “I Feel It In My Soul” (George Speer); “I’m Building A Bridge” (Lee Roy Abernathy); “He Is Mine And I Am His” (George Speer); “The Old Gospel Ship” (Traditional); “My Home Sweet Home” (McWhorter – W.D. Paris); “Won’t We Be Happy” (J.R. Baxter – Denver Crumpler – V.O. Stamps); “The Hallelujah Chorus” (Traditional); “Sweeter Each Day” (George Speer); “The King Is Coming” (William J. Gaither);  “I Never Shall Forget The Day” (George Speer)

Twenty years after the Speer Family retired, Brock Speer’s son has put together a group to continue on with the Speer family heritage. Brian Speer, baritone; along with wife Allison, soprano/lead; Ben Waites, tenor/lead; and Mike Allen, bass, have put together a group that revives the sound and music of his grandfather, George “Dad” Speer and father Brock. 

 

Around 2000, Marc Speer, Ben Speer’s son, launched New Speer Revival to continue the legacy, along with Karen Apple of the Speers. I hope this new revival will be around for a long while. 

 

This debut project contains 12 songs in all that the original Speers did, and five written by Dad Speer. The album begins with a snippet of Brock introducing “Heaven’s Jubilee,” which then slips into the new group doing their version. Brian takes the lead and they all do the song justice and more. 

 

“Sunset is Coming” is a pure joy to hear, and has always been one of my Speer favorites. Allison sounds eerily like Mom Speer on this version, and brought this listener a chill. 

 

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This album features one of the most powerful and one of the last songs written by Dad Speer, “He Is Mine And I Am His.” A number of groups have cut this over the years including The Trio, composed of Kirk Talley, Ivan Parker, and Anthony Burger, who did the song on their debut album in 2000. Allison is featured and knocks the song out of the park. The whole group does it justice and more. 

 

Other highlights are “Sweeter Each Day,” “The Old Gospel Ship,” “Home Sweet Home,”  and no Speer album would be complete without doing “The King Is Coming.” The song was first done by the Bill Gaither Trio and Doug Oldham in 1970. The Speers recorded their first version of this classic in 1971 and they have become associated with the song. 

 

Overall, Brian has put together a group that does justice to the legacy of the Speers. A great first effort and I hope they will continue to honor the legacy. Visit the New Speer Family on Facebook at facebook.com/NewSpeerFamily/ and get a copy of “A Singing Heritage” at newspeerfamily.com/store.html or wherever you get your good gospel music.

Favorite Songs: “He Is Mine And I Am His,” “The Old Gospel Ship,” “Sunset Is Coming”

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Randall Reviews It: McKameys and New Speer Family

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Karen Peck and New River headline Promise Partnership Concert

Written by Staff on September 28, 2019 – 12:18 pm -

Promise concert“The Celebration of Good News” featuring Karen Peck & New River, The Promise Trio, and Jeremy Cato

The Promise Partnership, Inc. has announced their first concert in a series of free gospel music concerts, “The Celebration of Good News.” This concert will feature Karen Peck and New River, The Promise Trio, and a special guest appearance by Jeremy Cato. 

The concert will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at Eastwood Baptist Church at 500 Eastwood Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m.; doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

This event is free but tickets will be issued. Tickets are available via mail, social media, and on the website: HERE or HERE 

Tickets will also be available at Eastwood Baptist Church starting Sunday, September 15th, 2019 in the am services.

The purpose of this event is to provide a free, old-fashioned concert that brings people together to celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ.

Debra Carter Peele, Co-Chairman of The Promise Partnership’s executive board, states, “We have been wanting to do a gospel music concert where everyone can attend and worship the Lord without being charged a ticket fee.  Everyone is welcome.”

Promise Trio

The Promise Trio

The event is hosted by The Promise Partnership, the parent company of the Promise Trio Ministry.  

About The Promise Partnership

The Promise Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose ministry through The Promise Trio shares the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the United States. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the group is now in its 9th year of ministry. They have appeared on TBN and at Dollywood, Six Flags over Georgia,  the Kentucky State Fair and many more. Most recently, The Promise Trio won Best Vocal Group at the 2018 Crimson Music Awards. Visit www.promisetrio.com for more information.

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