Legendary Group to Release New CD and Documentary DVD in October
Franklin, Tenn – New Haven Records, home to such award-winning gospel artists as Gold City, Gordon Mote and Chicago Mass Choir, is proud to announce the signing of the legendary Chuck Wagon Gang.
New Haven Records president Ken Harding states, “The Chuck Wagon Gang holds the distinction of being the oldest mixed gospel recording group still performing with ties to its original founder. After 8 decades and 40 million in record sales, we couldn’t be more excited about their past, present and future.”
Meeting In Heaven: The Chuck Wagon Gang Sings the Songs of Marty Stuart is a brand new recording of twelve gospel songs written and produced by Marty Stuart in the spirit of “Dad” Carter who instructed them to “Sing the old songs, and sing them the way I taught you.”
Accompanying the CD release will be America’s Gospel Singers, The Legacy Lives On, a full-length DVD documentary shot by world-renowned photographer Jack Spencer which chronicles the 75-year history of the Chuck Wagon Gang through rare family photographs, poignant personal stories, old recordings and new live performances. In addition to Marty Stuart and the Chuck Wagon Gang, the DVD features special appearances by Connie Smith, Merle Haggard, Eddie Stubbs, and the Oak Ridge Boys.
“The original group, which was started in 1936, could never have imagined their efforts would be so far reaching,” Shaye Smith, alto and owner of Chuck Wagon Gang reflects. “The journey down this current path is completed with New Haven Records. I have so much confidence in Ken and his staff at New Haven. Our upcoming projects could not have found a better home. So here we are, ready to embark on yet another path that will further perpetuate this heritage.”