VONDA ON THE RUN by Robert York
Vonda Easley is involved in numerous things that go on in Southern Gospel Music. In her early life she was brought up loving Gospel, Bluegrass and Country music. Around 10 years ago she and her daughter Ashley Easley formed a group to share God’s word and message in Southern Gospel music. She named the group “Hope’s Journey” and has been going strong ever since. She works with Morris Music Group and has a promotion company, Hey Y’all Media. You can also find her working as a dental hygienist. Ashley married Josh Franks and left Hope’s Journey to sing with her husband. Tracy Byrd is now singing with Vonda and Chris Clay in Hope’s Journey. Vonda is also deeply involved with SGN Scoops and has developed a relationship with them that is carried all around the world.
Well, that’s just to say a little about Vonda. I when to Heflin, AL to see what she was up to. First off, there was a concert that Josh and Ashley hosted called ‘Battle of the Quartets’. It featured Mark Trammell Quartet and The Perrys along with Josh and Ashley. Well guess who was also there:
Grandma Vonda keeping her grandchildren and spending time with her family. The next morning she was up bright and early for her live radio program at WPIL-FM called Strictly Southern with Vonda Easley. She had Charlie Sexton as a guest on the program talking about a benefit concert that was happening that evening. I then joined her on the program where we chatted about Gospel music and concerts. The final 30 minutes of the program is usually devoted to a phone call with Rob Patz talking about events that are going on and just really having a good fun time. Rob loves to call that portion of the show the Rob and Vonda Show, but Vonda has a different idea about it.