NASHVILLE — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver received a standing ovation from the members of the Tennessee State Senate after performing two hymns acappella on the Senate floor Monday evening at the State Capitol in Nashville.
DLQ sang “He Made It All Right” and “I’m Going to Heaven” a cappella during the 5:00 p.m. Senate Session. Doyle Lawson, Michael Rogers, Corey Hensley, and Josh Swift sang, with fiddle player Jason Barie also present.
Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver (DLQ) were honored for their contributions to the State of Tennessee in Senate Joint Resolution 467, which was introduced by Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City). The resolution can be viewed on-line at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/
Senator Jim Summerville (R-Dickson) gave remarks which included lines from the song “My Country Tis of Thee,” which was followed by an opening prayer, then all arose for the Pledge of Allegiance. Senator Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) then introduced Doyle Lawson, a portion of the resolution was read, and then DLQ sang.
Lawson’s choices for the occasion were a cappella hymns, rich in his group’s signature harmony and deeply rooted in his Christian faith. The first song was “He Made It All Right” from Lawson’s 2008 album “Help Is On the Way,” followed by “I’m Going to Heaven” featured on DLQ’s 1996 album “There’s A Light Guiding Me.”
Of the event, Senator Rusty Crowe said:
“As the Senate sponsors for SJR 0467, Lieutenant Governor Ramsey and I were very proud to welcome the legendary Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver to the Senate. We are proud to honor Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver for his mission of music, truly a gift for all these years to our great state and nation, as well. As a testament to their talent, Lieutenant Governor Ramsey asked for Doyle to perform one more song, which upon ending received a standing ovation from the entire Senate. We are all truly proud of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and we look forward to a visit from them in the near future.”
A video of the proceedings can be viewed on Doyle Lawson’s website at: http://doylelawson.com/2012/