M.A.C. Records is pleased to announce that the group, Purpose, from Russellville AL has joined the family under the Magnolia Records division of M.A.C. Records. Recently, Dennis and Leslie McKay of M.A.C. Records along with Bobby and Amy Richardson of Richardson Multimedia Group sat down at Studio 115A in Columbus, MS with the group. Purpose was the 2016 Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Talent Search winners and has just released their new project, “A New Day With Purpose”.
This project is really special for Purpose because it represents a couple of firsts. This is their first project with original songs written by members of the group. Some of the original songs that are fast becoming fan favorites include “I Know Me”, “Never Be the Same”, and “Not Gonna Give The Devil My Song.” This project also has their first radio single called “Trust Him” that has been released through Hey Y’all Media. It too is an original that was written by Paula McDougle.
When Purpose began singing together in 2011, Tim Williams, Byron Gann, and Paula McDougle were known to some as “The Church Trio”. Knowing they were not just a singing group, but an evangelistic team, they formed the group, “Purpose”, and based it on Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”
They had a full schedule of ministry events for the year when Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend Talent Search was announced. Tim said, “We had already signed up for the event, but we decided to enter the contest. Whether we won or not, we decided that we would not short-change the favor of God.” Paula also commented, “Music is the venue that gets us into places. We feel like we have a story to tell and a ministry to share.” Byron humbly expressed, “I’m still amazed that God would use me. God has fulfilled the desires of my heart and I’m amazed that He continues to open doors.” You could feel the expression of humility as they commented that they are amazed that “anybody would ever want to come out and hear us sing.” They share the gospel of Christ through Southern Gospel and Praise songs as well as sharing what God has done in their lives.
Leslie McKay of M.A.C. Records expressed that it is their music that you come to hear, but when coming to a service with Purpose, it’s also an experience. “It’s the total package. It’s the Word, the Spirit…it’s everything. It’s much more than just the music. When people come to a worship service with “Purpose”, people come with expectation because you know it’s going to be something good.”
For booking information or to get your copy of “A New Day With Purpose”, contact Paula McDougle
at 256-627- 8784. You can find them on Facebook @Purpose.AL.
For more information about M.A.C. Records and Studio 115A, contact Dennis McKay at 662-889-2829 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact them on Facebook @musicstudio115a.