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The Kingdom Heirs’ broad talents shine on Everything In Between

Written by Staff on August 2, 2019 – 11:08 am -

The Kingdom Heirs’ broad talents shine on Everything In BetweenArden, North Carolina (August 2, 2019) — The Kingdom Heirs are illustrating why they’ve been noted as one of the top quartets in Southern Gospel music with their latest album, Everything In Between, featuring full quartet tunes, a cappella hymns and lively instrumentals. Everything In Between is now available for pre-order.

Due out from Sonlite Records on September 27, Everything In Between allows The Kingdom Heirs’ broad talents to shine. Each style lifts up praise to the Lord for all He’s done for us on Earth.

The album begins with “Just Drink The Water,” a new song from the pens of Lee Black, Gina Boe and Jerry Salley about wanting to be a witness of Christ’s love and spreading His message to as many people as possible. Then, The Kingdom Heirs invite all to “Come To The Well” in an upbeat song about all being welcome at the healing stream.

The title track follows, reminding that no matter what happens in life, Jesus is the first, last and everything in between, something the Bible will tell us if we turn to it. With an upbeat, country feel, this song features bass vocalist Jeff Chapman on the verses with the group joining on the chorus, and embodies the heart of Southern Gospel traditions.

“That water-walking savior who can calm a raging sea
Who rules this mighty universe and still has time for me
My doctor and my lawyer, any day my coming King,
Jesus is the first, the last and everything in between.”

Kingdom HeirsThe soulful “I Have Overcome” features the full group and band, ending with power and conviction as it tells of rejoicing how God has already faced any battles we will on earth.

The Kingdom Heirs’ instrumental work shines on their rendition of “Sweet By And By,” a classic hymn immediately recognizable with the joyful piano of Andy Stringfield. The album features two other instrumentals. “Crying In The Chapel” has a swing feel of the Elvis Presley classic and “He Set Me Free” is a true old fashioned country church hymn put to a Southern Gospel feel.

Holy, Holy Is What The Angels Sing,” sung a cappella, is an old church hymn that tells of the joy salvation will bring and what it will be like to join the choir of angels. The Kingdom Heirs’ voices and harmonies shine as they share the emotion that will come upon reaching heaven.

Other songs include the a cappella “Nothin’s Gonna Keep Me Down” and “Ready For Glory” and “I’ll Never Get Over The Blood That I’m Under,” featuring the full group.

Everything In Between closes with “High On Zion’s Mountain” a powerful song penned by one of the group’s favorite writers, Dianne Wilkinson. With grand music, it tells of the glorious day when we reach Heaven and the beauty that will be found there.

With their vocal and instrumental abilities, The Kingdom Heirs praise and worship the Lord with each song on Everything In Between. Whether it’s a powerful song with the full group, a moving instrumental or a smooth a cappella tune, this album has something for each listener looking to lift up the Lord and His message.

Pre-order Everything In Between HERE.

About The Kingdom Heirs
From the Mountains of East Tennessee, Southern Gospel Music fills the air and is the home of The Kingdom Heirs, one of Southern Gospel Music’s top Male Quartets. The group started performing in local churches and concert halls and as their music and message spread to a wider audience, so did their popularity and demand. Later in 1982 they began singing at the Silver Dollar City theme park, which is now Dollywood. In 1986 when the theme park took on their new name, The Kingdom Heirs were asked to become the resident gospel group and now this year, both The Kingdom Heirs and Dollywood are celebrating 33 years. Not only are they one of Dollywood’s favorites, but a favorite to millions everywhere.

The Kingdom Heirs have been nominated many times for industry awards such as The SGMA Awards, Dove Awards and The Singing News Fan Awards. Winning Newcomer Group of the Year in 1989, the group has been a constant favorite. The latest award is 2017 Band of the Year, which the band also won in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  They have also had many top ten songs, and currently have had 40 top 5 songs in a row and 11 number 1 songs including their latest number #1 song, “I’ll Know I’m Home”, “The Borrowed Tomb”, “Just Beyond The Sunset” (Nominated for Song of the Year), “Just Preach Jesus” (Nominated for Song of the Year), “Tell Me Why” and “He Locked The Gates.” Two songs “The Chain Gang” and “Pieces” were nominated for a Dove award, off of their highly successful album, A New Look were nominated for a Dove Award in 2016. Their album The Last Big Thing debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts in October 2017 followed by another Billboard debut with Something Good Vol Two in May 2019. Over the past years they have had 29 songs nominated for Song of the Year. The Kingdom Heirs are Arthur Rice, lead singer; Jeff Chapman, bass singer; Jerry Martin, tenor singer; Loren Harris, baritone singer; Dennis Murphy, drummer; Andy Stringfield, pianist; and Kreis French, manager.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Kingdom Heirs On The Road

Written by Staff on January 16, 2015 – 10:52 am -


Kingdom Heirs

By Robert York
Dollywood has closed for the season and the Kingdom Heirs are on the road for some dates during their break. On their first weekend out, they started on friday night at Andy’s hometown in Harriman, TN, then it was onto Clarksville, TN.  I had the opportunity to go to Hopewell Baptist Church in Milton, Georgia, on Sunday evening to see them in concert on the road.  This was the third year that they have been at the church and it was a full house. The ladies of the church had prepared a southern dinner prior to the concert consisting of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw and cake.
Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs

After dinner the Kingdom Heirs hit the stage singing. The group consisted of Dennis Murphy on drums, Kreis French on bass guitar, Andy Stringfield on piano and singing baritone, Arthur Rice singing lead, Jeff Chapman singing bass and Jerry Martin on tenor.  2014 marked the 29th year the group had been singing at Dollywood. Prior to that they sang at the same location, which was called Silver Dollar City. In 1986, Dolly Parton became a part of the group that owned Silver Dollar City and they changed the name to Dollywood. The Kingdom Heirs perform two to three shows daily during the season.  They sing to more folks each year than most other groups. The theme park gives them the opportunity to sing to folks that have never heard Southern Gospel music and minister to those that don’t know Jesus.

IMG_0190The Kingdom Heirs have recorded on the Sonlite label since 1986 and their latest CD Redeeming The Time has had three number-one releases. This is probably a record for a Southern Gospel group having that many number one songs on a single CD.

The Kingdom Heirs’ band is the recipient of six Singing News Fan Awards for Band of the Year. Each year the members of the group and the group itself always receive nominations for many awards. Their on-the-road journey will continue until March 21, 2015 when then return to Dollywood for their 30th season. The park also dedicates the month of October to Southern Gospel music having many of the major groups there performing during the month.

Arthur Rice

Arthur Rice

We were blessed with a great evening of Southern Gospel quartet singing from the Kingdom Heirs, and strongly suggest that Gospel music fans journey to hear this group while they are on the road. The quartet will be traveling in the Southeast and Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Virginia during their winter break. You can keep up with their schedule on their website. 

By Robert York

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Jerry Martin Departs the Dove Brothers

Written by Rhonda on October 15, 2010 – 5:27 pm -

BLADENBORO, N.C. – (October 15, 2010) – Multi-award winning quartet the Dove Brothers regretfully announce the departure of long-time tenor vocalist Jerry Martin.

McCray Dove said, “Jerry has been a big part of our group for the last eight and a half years. This decision was mutual between us. We have no hard feelings for Jerry and wish him the best in the future. Sometimes one knows when their time is up with a group, and Jerry felt that it was time for him to transition to a new area. What that is exactly we don’t know – but we love Jerry and support him in whatever way he chooses to go.” Dove continued, “We want to squelch any rumors that Jerry left because of creative differences.  There really isn’t any more to the story. We both just felt it was time, and we are still great friends!”

During his tenure with the Dove Brothers, Jerry was the voice behind the #1 Song of 2007 and SGN Music Award Song of the Year winner “I Can Pray.” Jerry has earned multiple Favorite Tenor nominations in the Singing News Fan Awards and a Male Vocalist of the Year nod in the SGN Music Awards during his time with the group.

Until a permanent replacement can be named, the Dove Brothers have enlisted the help of Phil Barker (formerly of the Singing Americans) to fill in. The group is currently auditioning vocalists for the position, and a replacement will be named in the coming weeks.

The Dove Brothers released their critically acclaimed album Unshakeable earlier this year. The first single from that release – “If I Knew Then” – just hit #1 on the (formerly Top 40 Weekly Chart this week. The song is also quickly climbing the Singing News Top 80 chart – coming in at #42 on the upcoming November chart in only its second month of charting.

More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at

About the Dove Brothers
Voted Favorite Male Quartet of The Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association and the Singing News Fan Awards, the Dove Brothers’ high energy presentation and progressive arrangements reflect a tangible link to the good old days of gospel music.  Their peers regard them as a class act representing the industry with dignity and respect.  Their latest recording for Sonlite Records is entitled Unshakeable and spawned off the #1 hit “If I Knew Then.”

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