Arden, North Carolina (February 4, 2022) â€”Â For fans who had resigned themselves to the end of an era with the retirement of Southern Gospel legends,Â The McKameys, 2022 opens with some joyful news: a new generation of the family have not only picked up the banner, but today announce their signing toÂ Horizon RecordsÂ and the first single from their group,Â McKamey Legacy:Â â€œStill.â€
Composed ofÂ RubenÂ andÂ Peg McKameyâ€™sÂ daughter,Â Connie Fortner, her husband,Â Roger, and their son,Â Elijah,Â McKamey Legacyâ€™sÂ members were already integral contributors to theÂ McKameysÂ sound â€” andÂ â€œStillâ€Â draws the connection even more tightly. Written byÂ Connieâ€™sÂ sister,Â Sheryl Farris, who also sang with theÂ McKameysÂ â€” and whose name appears on many of their biggest hits â€” its gently rolling rhythms and melodic curves underline the lyricâ€™s message of comfort:
“Still Godâ€™s mercy and love never cease
Still He offers me unending perfect peace
I will trust in Him alone
My hope and where my help comes from
Still Heâ€™s a refuge and strength in troubled days
Still though the Earth moves I will not be afraid
He will not fail, He will not fall
He is King over all
â€œWe are excited to be carrying on the relationship withÂ Horizon RecordsÂ that our family,Â The McKameys, started nearly 30 years ago, and we are very excited to be releasing our first single,â€Â McKamey LegacyÂ said in a statement.
â€œHorizon RecordsÂ is excited to be working withÂ McKamey Legacy,â€ addsÂ Horizon Records A&R Director, Greg Bentley. â€œThe McKameysÂ signed withÂ Horizon RecordsÂ around 1993 and have had a long and successful relationship with the label. WhenÂ Roger, ConnieÂ andÂ EliÂ decided to carry on theÂ â€˜Legacy,â€™Â we knew it was a no-brainer to continue releasing great music from them on theÂ Horizon RecordsÂ label. The fans have already embraced them as they move into this new era ofÂ McKamey Legacy.â€
Listen toÂ “Still”Â HERE.