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The Talleys support Nashville tornado relief efforts with new song

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Talleys to release final album, The Music Goes On

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debra Talley

Debra Talley

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

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

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

Pre-order The Music Goes On HERE.

About The Talleys

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

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

About Crossroads:

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

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The Talleys’ “Finest Hour” Available Now

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 2, 2018 – 9:05 am -

The Talleys' "Finest Hour" Available Now

The Talleys’ “Finest Hour” Available Now

Arden, NC.  –  Finest Hour” from one of Christian music’s most beloved music families, The Talleys, is now available for streaming and purchase wherever Christian music can be found. The new release from Horizon Records features the group’s radio single, “Look Up,”  which debuted at #42 on the Singing News chart.

The inspired album from the Christian music veterans will carry on the group’s legacy with songs like “Look Up,” “Joy,” “Death Was Arrested,” and “Begin Again God” from award-winning writers, including Lauren Talley herself.

When listening to “Finest Hour,” fans of the Talleys will experience everything from quiet prayerful moments to those of joyful exuberance, showing why the group counts so many #1 singles to their credit.

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Karen Peck and New River/Abraham Productions Announce Homecoming

Written by Staff on March 7, 2018 – 6:45 am -

Karen Peck and New River/Abraham Productions Announce Homecoming

Karen Peck and New River/Abraham Productions Announce Homecoming

DAHLONEGA, Ga.  – Multiple Grammy Award nominated and six-time Dove Award winning Gospel group Karen Peck and New River is excited to announce their 2018 Homecoming in partnership with Abraham Productions. On Father’s Day weekend the group will continue its annual tradition of hosting the very best in Christian Music. This year it will fall on Friday, June 15, 2018 and Saturday, June 16, 2018 and it will take place at New River Park in Dahlonega, Georgia.

On Friday night at 7:00 PM KPNR will host the Gospel Through Girls and Guitars Tour which features Karen Peck and New River, the Talleys,  HIGHROAD, and the first runner-up on The Voice, Emily Ann Roberts. Ray Flynn, President of Abraham Productions, will also be the guest speaker.

Saturday night at 6:00 PM KPNR will be hosting Tribute Quartet, The Whisnants, and the Wilmington Celebration Choir.

Karen Peck Gooch said, “We are very excited about partnering with Abraham Productions this year. Every year we have such a wonderful Homecoming but I believe this year will be the best one we’ve ever had. We want everyone to join us for a fantastic weekend!”

 

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About Karen Peck and New River

 

Five-time Grammy-nominated and six-time Dove Award-winning family group Karen Peck and New River are no doubt the most popular mixed group in Gospel Music. They are a music powerhouse in the industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known for her country flair and for having possibly the finest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in the Southern Gospel Music industry. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music. The group members include Karen Peck Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson, Ricky Braddy, Kari Gooch, and Matthew Gooch.

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The Talleys, Finest Hour

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 14, 2018 – 3:45 pm -

The Talleys, Finest Hour

The Talleys, Finest Hour

Arden, NC  – From one of Christian music’s most beloved music families, the Talleys  bring their Finest Hour. With a commitment to excellence and creativity as a trademark throughout their awarded career, this new release from Horizon Records continues the groups musical legacy. Fans can pre-order the album HERE:

 

Finest Hour  feels alive with inspired songs like “Look Up”, “Joy” and “Death Was Arrested” from proficient, award winning writers including the group’s own, Lauren Talley. Each one, curated, crafted skillfully delivered by the these Christian Music veterans.

 

The music runs a dynamic gamut from the quiet prayerful moments in “Jeremiah 29:11 (You Have Plans)” to those of joyful exuberance found in “Grab Your Umbrella” and “Begin Again God”. Each showing why the Talleys count so many #1 singles to their credit.

 

With 34 years of recordings and performances the Talley’s Finest Hour will no doubt be mentioned in the same breath with their previous career awarded highlights. Finest Hour streets March 30th.


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The Talleys Release Concept Video – The People In The Line

Written by Staff on May 3, 2016 – 6:47 pm -

talleysThe Talleys are excited to announce the release of a brand-new short concept film featuring their latest single, “The People In The Line.” The song is the first release from their highly acclaimed recording, “After All This Time.”

Starring Jedda Nastasi Meyers and Lauren Talley along with Mahé Meyers, the short film depicts a woman (Talley) going about everyday routines when a stranger’s (Meyers) suddenly tragic circumstances cause her to be aware of the struggles of others. The film was shot on location at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS, the Kelley Marie Boutique and Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, TN, and was produced and directed by Jared Meyers of Meyers Media, LLC. / The Talleys.

The Talleys premiered “The People In The Line” short film at the Absolutely Gospel Awards April 12, 2016, and the film is being released online and to various media outlets April 13, 2016. The song and film are both now available to watch at thetalleys.com.

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Exciting News from The Talleys!

Written by scoopsnews on April 13, 2016 – 11:43 am -

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Exciting News From The Talleys Facebook Page:

The Talleys are excited to announce the release of a brand-new short concept film featuring their latest single, “The People In The Line.” The song is the first release from their highly acclaimed recording, “After All This Time.”

Starring Jedda Nastasi Meyers and Lauren Talley along with Mahé Meyers, the short film depicts a woman (Talley) going about everyday routines when a stranger’s (Meyers) suddenly tragic circumstances cause her to be aware of the struggles of others. The film was shot on location at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS, the Kelley Marie Boutique and Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, TN, and was produced and directed by Jared Meyers of Meyers Media, LLC. / The Talleys.

The Talleys premiered “The People In The Line” short film at the Absolutely Gospel Awards April 12, 2016, and the film is being released online and to various media outlets April 13, 2016. The song and film are both now available at thetalleys.com.

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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.

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Life, Love, and Legends: By Lou Wills Hildreth

Written by Staff on October 27, 2015 – 12:45 pm -

Photo A. The Talleys--Debra, Roger, Lauren, with Lou Hildreth

Photo A. The Talleys–Debra, Roger, Lauren, with Lou Hildreth

 Blessed by Young and Old Friends

Bill Gaither sings a song that resonates with so many of us: “Old friends, after all of these years, just old friends; through the laughter and tears, old friends…” and I thank God for blessing my LIFE with both old and young friends.

Recently, Howard and I were guests of Russell Allen and the Dignity Gospel Quartet at the Houston Gospel Song-fest and we LOVED hearing Gospel music sung by dynamic young artists, plus some of our LEGENDARY longtime friends. Emotions were at a high level as Roger, Debra, and Lauren Talley met us backstage. My mind went back to those early years in Nashville when I was hosting a daily TV show and was thrilled to have the Talleys as guests on the program. They were already well known and loved in Gospel music. The interview with Roger and Debra was easy and smooth as we talked about our passion for singing about Jesus. Lauren was just a kid, and she was adorable with her comments. She captivated our TV audience! I reminded Lauren of that long-ago event as she, Debra, and Roger left to go onstage for the concert.

Photo B. Tribute Quartet–Riley Harrison Clark, Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis

Photo B. Tribute Quartet–Riley Harrison Clark, Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis

Joining the Talleys for the Songfest was the fabulous male group Tribute Quartet. Gary Casto, manager and lead vocalist, is also a dear longtime friend. Josh Singletary, baritone and keyboardist, laughed as we remembered teasing each other about our red hair many years ago. Riley Harrison Clark, tenor, and Anthony Davis, bass vocalist, are two of the finest young artists gracing gospel platforms today. The concert was a lively blend of talents featuring the Talleys and Tribute.

Photo C. Dignity Gospel Quartet- Wally Shuttlesworth, Clint Hebert, Josh Flynn, Russell Allen

Photo C. Dignity Gospel Quartet- Wally Shuttlesworth, Clint Hebert, Josh Flynn, Russell Allen

We loved every minute of it, including hearing our host Dignity Gospel Quartet with their new lead vocalist Josh Flynn. Josh is excellent and works well with Russell Allen, Clint Hebert, and Wally Shuttlesworth. Howard and I thank Russell and the group for treating us to this wonderful concert. A couple from our church, West University Baptist, Paul and Willene Gutenberger, drove us and joined us on the front row. They said it was the best Gospel concert they had attended.

I thank God for my LIFE in gospel music, and the LOVE of our precious LEGENDS of gospel music. My heart overflows with gratitude for the multitude of young friends who are dedicated to the spreading of the gospel and the privilege of “shining a light for Jesus,” Matthew 5:16.

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Jeff Stice To Perform In “A Christmas To Remember” To Benefit The Veranda

Written by Staff on October 26, 2015 – 10:17 am -

VerandaBenefit_2015_letter-FINALGallatin, Tennessee. ( October 23, 2015) Award-winning pianist Jeff Stice will join The Talleys and Tribute Quartet to help start the holiday season with “A Christmas to Remember”, a dinner and music event benefiting The Veranda. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club in Hendersonville, Tenn. A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and concert at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45 per person. Seating is limited to 300, and reservations are requested by Nov. 20 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Proceeds from the dinner and music event benefit The Veranda, a respite program supported by Impact Fellowship Church. An outreach of the church’s ministry, The Veranda helps meet the needs of senior adults and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other issues of the aging process. Activities are provided a few hours a day, three days a week at the church to allow families much-needed respite time to take care of other family needs.

Jeff Stice

Jeff Stice

The evening’s line-up includes Jeff Stice, Tribute Quartet, The Talleys and Mary Anne Oglesby. Stice is a new addition to this year’s line-up of performers. The award-winning pianist is excited about participating in this year’s benefit.

“Being a part of this event is one of the most meaningful Christmas gifts I’ve ever received.” Stice said. “When I first learned of The Veranda, I thought it to be an amazing outreach to Alzheimer’s families. I am truly honored and humbled to be sharing my music on this very special evening in December. I’d love to see you there!”

A special highlight of the evening will be The Talleys’ performance of their 2015 Dove Award winning song, “Hidden Heroes”, which pays tribute to those who care for the needs of others.

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“Hidden Heroes is a fitting connection, especially during this holiday season, to honor those who are giving an ultimate gift themselves by serving others,” said Debra Talley, who also serves as a member of the Veranda Board of Directors, “We are looking forward to this joyous night of celebrating the holidays while also helping generate awareness for The Veranda and its service to the community.”

This is the fourth year Tribute Quartet has participated in this event for The Veranda. Gary Casto, the quartet’s manager, also serves as a member of The Veranda’s Board of Directors.

“The Veranda is a special place to us, and the guys and I are thrilled to part of such a wonderful ministry.” Casto said. “We’ve had such a great time at the previous benefits, and we are excited about sharing music from our Christmas project with everyone.”

The Talleys

The Talleys

“This will be a wonderful evening of festive music to celebrate the start of the Christmas season.” Mary Anne Oglesby, director of The Veranda, said. “An added element this year is our silent auction. We’ve had people from across the country donate items to the auction as their way to support The Veranda since they can’t attend the event in person. It will be a great night for families, young and old alike, to get together and usher in the holiday season and celebrate Christ, the true reason for the season. Last year’s event sold out, and we expect another sell-out again this year.”

For more information about the event or to make reservations, contact The Veranda staff at 615-838-1207 or 615-337-3674.

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