Grammy nominees Jeff & Sheri Easter return to the studio to work on a new CD.
The award-winning couple is working this week at Ocean Way studio in Nashville.
â€œWe are so excited to be creating some new music,â€ Sheri said. â€œWe are working with some of Nashvilleâ€™s finest musicians.â€
The couple is producing along with Greg Cole and for the first time their son Madison joins the production team.
Madison debuted as a co-producer for his sister Morgan Easter’s â€œNot Without Loveâ€ released last November.
Sheri said one of the coolest moments so far is recording a remake of one of her mother Pollyâ€™s tunes â€“ Mahalia Jacksonâ€™s â€œStanding Here Wondering.â€ Polly performed with the legendary Hall of Fame members The Lewis Family of Lincolnton, Ga.
Jeff said he is adding several favorites of his to the new project including the old hymn “I Won’t Have To Worry Anymore” he plans to perform with his dad, James Easter of the North Carolinaâ€™s Easter Brothers.
The song is special to the both of them because it was playing as Jeff’s mama passed away last August, Sheri said.
â€œI will also be cutting a brand new tune by songwriters Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsay,â€ Jeff said. â€œThese guys and Sheri previously wrote our songs â€˜Hear My Heartâ€™ and â€˜Born To Climb.â€™â€Â Jeff said he plans to feature a new tune by Joseph Habedank of The Perrys.
Morgan said she will bring new life to one of her parentâ€™s previous successes â€“ â€œI Wonder If He Ever Cries.â€Â
Sheri and Madison co-wrote a new tune for the project â€“ â€œI Know How It Feels To Survive.â€Â
Sheri said this song is especially poignant since she will soon be celebrating four years cancer free in July since her battle with breast cancer.
The project is expected for release later this year.
The group has won two Grammy nominations, six GMA Dove Awards, 15 Singing News Fan Awards, three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association honors, 16 Voice Awards, four Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair Awards, five SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards and three Cash Box Awards.Among their best known hits are â€œThread of Hope,â€ â€œRoses Will Bloom Again,â€ â€œSpeak to the Mountainâ€Â â€œPraise His Name,â€ and â€œBorn to Climb.â€ They are regulars of the Gaither Homecoming video series and tours, sharing their music on over 15 million videos sold.Their latest CD â€œ Silver Anniversaryâ€ from SpringHill Records, available from iTunes and retail stores, honors their 25 years of marriage, music and love.
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Picture: Jeff & Sheri Easter pause with studio musicians working with them at Ocean Way studio in Nashville, Tenn. on Feb. 22. From left, Ricky Cobble, Duncan Mullins, Scott Williamson, Sheri, Mike Johnson, Greg Cole, Jeff, Brent Mason, Cody Kilby, Stuart Duncan, Michael Rojas, and Madison Easter.