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Beyond the Song: Avenue Trio sings “They Could Not”

Written by Staff on November 15, 2020 – 1:12 pm -

Avenue Trio

Avenue Trio

Beyond the Song by Jantina Baksteen

For this edition of Beyond the Song, I reached out to Avenue Trio who have had some member changes. The Trio have sent an amazing new song to gospel music  radio.

I talked to Kasey Kemp about the changes with Avenue Trio.

Avenue Trio: Kasey Kemp

Kasey Kemp and family

Jantina Baksteen: Avenue Trio is a sparkling group! Where did you find Daniel Rivera and Kyle Smith?

Kasey Kemp: I have known Daniel since he was in Bible college. We have been friends many years and when I knew he was available, we talked about the ministry of Avenue, and both felt God opening this door. 

Kyle is new to gospel music and I met him at the Steve Hurst School of Music. He is from Mississippi and a great young man. 

 

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Daniel Rivera

 

JB: Kasey, how do you enjoy standing alongside those two young men on stage?

KK: It’s awesome! They are both good Christian boys and I have a blast with them. 

 

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Kyle Smith

JB: You have an awesome single out called, “They Could Not,” that features Kyle. Please share how this song came to you, its message, and what it means to you personally? 

KK: It’s an old Sandi Patty song that I had not heard in years. I actually had forgotten about it. Our record company mentioned this song and said they felt it should be redone, trio style. Josh Townsend of Legacy Five arranged and produced it. It’s an amazing arrangement and very vividly tells the story of Christ’s earthly journey up to the cross and his resurrection. I can’t help but tear up every time we sing it. 

 

 

Avenue Trio

Avenue Trio

JB: Now you have these two young men on board, do they do all the hard work setting up stuff before the event starts?

KK: Are you kidding!? All joking aside, everyone has their jobs, and then helps the others after getting their part done. It’s a great team effort.

 

JB: Who is the joker on the Avenue team?

KK: Uhm…everyone! Hah!

 

JB: Do you have a fun road story to share?

KK: Oh, wow, there are so many. I’ll pick one. Lots of restaurants have special birthday songs if it’s your birthday. Sometimes even desserts. We enjoy playing jokes on each other and telling the waitress it’s one of our birthdays. Of course, we always tell them it’s a joke, but they go through with it anyway. The best part is when we go to a Mexican restaurant and they smash whipped cream in your face. It’s always fun to see which one will have a birthday that day!

 

JB: Has Kyle, Daniel or you have a testimony to share?

KK: We would all be quick to say that we are blood bought, born again children of God. God has saved us, blessed us with a measure of talent to service Him. 

 

JB: As well as Avenue, Kasey and Haley have another ministry. Could you share some about that?

KK: My wife, Haley, and I, have a church service and revival ministry. We have recorded our first cd called, “Living In Love,” with songs she has written and a few other great songs. We enjoy going into a church to sing, play my trumpet and preaching the word. God is allowing us to see people saved and revived through this ministry. We are so blessed to do this together as a married couple. 

 

JB: Are Avi and Autry joining you every family date? Is Avi interested in stepping up and singing a song?

KK: They both love to sing and can match pitch. We are really excited about that. When they hear our songs come on the radio, they start bouncing around and moving their heads back and forth. Autry can sing a few words but Avi can sing them all! She even recorded a chorus of “King Of The World,” on our recording. We are so proud of both of them. 

Kasey and Haley Kemp

JB: Do you have any stories about being on stage with Haley? 

KK: Long story short, she got shocked by some grounding issues at a church through the sound system. God blessed by Haley not being harmed even though it was severe, and a young lady that was a Buddhist came to Christ through the experience. It was an amazing few days.

JB: You and Haley have also got a great song out, called “Blood Bought.” Please  share some about that.

KK: “Blood Bought,” is an old McGruders’ song. I had been watching some of their stuff on YouTube and Haley heard “Blood Bought.” She had been wanting to do a song about the blood of Jesus, and when she heard it, she said, “That’s it!” We love singing it and people really seem to enjoy it. 

 

Daniel Rivera and Family

JB: What do Avenue Trio members do when you have time off? 

KK: Lots of things.I work on mine and Haley’s schedule, the group schedule, and spend as much time with my family as possible. Daniel has an internet gospel music radio station called, Good News Southern Gospel. Aside from that, he enjoys time with his wife and children.

JB: Where and how can we contact Avenue Trio and your family ministry?

KK: Our website is the best place: www.AvenueMusic.net  Haley and I can be reached at www.KaseyAndHaleyKemp.com

 

We hope you enjoy Avenue Trio singing, “They Could Not:”

 

 

Thanks to Avenue Trio for sharing your ministries with SGNScoops. Many blessings and safety on ministry roads. We pray that the message in the songs and words you share on stage change the lives of your listeners across the world.

Avenue Trio

Autry Kemp and Danny Funderburk

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Avenue Welcomes New Members

Written by Staff on August 7, 2020 – 11:44 am -

Avenue Trio

Nashville, TN (August 7th, 2020) –Up-and-coming Gospel trio, Avenue, is proud to announce its newest members.

In a video release this morning, industry veteran Kasey Kemp welcomed two newcomers to the group. Mississippi native Kyle Smith will be stepping in as the trio’s lead singer while accomplished vocalist Daniel Rivera takes the tenor position.

Kasey Kemp

The new line up has already spent time in the studio together working on brand new music, including a new single that is expected to be at radio next month.

For more information about the new group members, as well as the future of Avenue, watch the video link below:

To find out more about Avenue, visit avenuemusic.net.

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Avenue Trio announces changes

Written by Staff on June 21, 2019 – 7:47 am -

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Avenue

Kasey Kemp of Avenue Trio recently announced changes to the group through a video on the group’s Facebook Page.

Avenue Trio is losing Corey Lakey from the singing lineup. June 9, 2019, was the last engagement for Lackey, who has been with the group from the beginning. The tenor confirmed that he is stepping back from singing but will still be very much involved with gospel music, as well as continuing his involvement with the Steve Hurst School of Music.

Corey Lackey formerly of Avenue Trio

Corey Lackey

Kemp has confirmed that Riley Harrison Clark will be temporarily filling in for the trio, as they continue to audition vocalists for this position.

For more information on this powerful gospel music trio, click HERE.

Avenue released their first album, “Songs For Every Mile,” one year ago. Spokesman Kasey Kemp is an ordained minister and has been involved with Southern Gospel Music for 17 years. The trio records with Song Garden Music and is booked by the Dominion Agency. Avenue can also be found on Twitter, Instagram and other media outlets.

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Beyond the Song: Avenue sings “Reach the World”

Written by Staff on May 24, 2019 – 7:12 am -

Avenue gospel trio

Avenue

Jantina de Haan Baksten recently went Beyond the Song to talk to Kasey Kemp of Avenue gospel trio about the song, “Reach the World.” Avenue is a male trio with members Kasey Kemp, Corey Lackey, and Jacob Lagesse, making their home in Nashville, Tennessee. Their latest album with Song Garden Music Group is called, “Songs for Every Mile,” which includes the track “Reach the World.”

What does the song mean to you?

Kasey Kemp tells us, “Traveling and singing in a gospel music group is lots of fun!  You get to sing the music you love, with the people that you love, all while traveling to places and meeting people you might not get to otherwise. However, as much fun as it is, there has to be more to it than enjoying the road life. After a while, the miles get long, your heart yearns for loved ones that are at home and your body gets extremely exhausted from your day to day routine. It’s in these moments that you must remember why you do what you do. In 1 Samuel 17:29, David says, “Is there not a cause?” That question is the answer to what the song, ‘Reach The World,’ means to me and why we as Avenue recorded it.

Avenue gospel trio“Our group started out of a strong desire to “Reach The World” with the gospel of Jesus Christ, a desire that continues today,” Kemp asserts.

What is the message of the song?

“‘Reach The World,’ reminds us that all Christians are given the great  ommission in Matthew 28:16-20. We are reminded that while we are only one voice, that voice reaches another and another and so on. Before long there is a mighty chorus singing about the life changing power of Jesus Christ,” says Kemp.

He concludes, “‘Reach The World’ is my personal anthem and the theme our group is built on. Christians, let’s remember that we have an important job to do.  Each voice is another chance to reach the world.”

We hope you enjoy this song by Avenue Trio. Find out more about Avenue HERE.

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Gospel Music’s Newest Male Trio- “Avenue”

Written by scoopsnews on May 18, 2018 – 6:22 am -

Nashville, TN recording label Song Garden Music Group and premier Booking Agency, the Dominion Agency, are excited to announce the signing of Gospel Music’s newest male trio, Avenue. While the group is new, you might recognize a couple of its members. This team consists of Kasey Kemp, Corey Lackey and Jacob Lagesse.

Kasey states, “I am honored to be working with Corey and Jacob. Not only are they great talents, but wonderful Christian young men. We, as Avenue, feel blessed to be working with industry leaders Song Garden and the Dominion Agency.”

Michael Davis of the Dominion Agency says of Avenue, “I am so excited to be exclusively representing AVENUE- one of Gospel Music’s newest and most talented artist!  Kasey, Corey and Jacob have a great sound and a BIG heart for ministry.  I look forward to a very long scheduling relationship with these fine young men.”

Gus Gaches of Song Garden says, “It’s a joy to be working with Avenue. As I have said in the past, we at Song Garden Music love finding people with a heart for ministry, and we have experienced that heart first hand with Kasey and Corey.  With the addition of Jacob they are poised and ready to share the greatest message there is with their incredible gift of music, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them!”

For more information please visit www.AvenueTrio.com

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