NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ (October 19, 2010) â€“ Southern Gospel favorites The Freemans are excited to announce the release of their highly-anticipated new recording â€“ Evidence. Four years in the making, Evidence is truly The Freemans most transparent and emotional release to date from the group.
Evidence features songs that were chosen in response to four pivotal years for the group, which were mired with multiple family deaths and extremely personal losses for individual group members. Those events took the group on an emotional journey that resonates throughout the new recording.
â€œEvery time we would go into the studio to start to record, something else would happen and we would have another very hard thing to go through,â€ mentioned Darrell Freeman, founding member and producer of Evidence. â€œThose times werenâ€™t the right times to record. We just had to wait on Godâ€™s timing, and we are very thankful for that.â€
Chris Freeman agreed, â€œSome of these songs probably wouldnâ€™t have been cut if we hadnâ€™t had to walk through the valleys that we did walk through. Darrellâ€™s performance of â€˜I Canâ€™t Even Walkâ€™ is so amazing, and itâ€™s because of the losses in our family that heâ€™s able to sing it so effectively!â€
The pivotal song and first single â€œThe Father and the Sonâ€ is a Dianne Wilkinson original that captures the essence of the recording better than any song. Additional songs that already have people talking are the aforementioned â€œI Canâ€™t Even Walk,â€ Caylon Freemanâ€™s vocal debut â€œSending Me Angels,â€ and emotional home-going celebration of â€œIs Not This the Land of Beulah,â€ which many are calling Chris Freemanâ€™s finest vocal to date.
Evidence is now available at concert events and on The Freemansâ€™ website. The first single, â€œThe Father & The Sonâ€ is already making an impact at Southern Gospel radio â€“ currently charting in the Singing News Top 40 and Top 5 of the AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com) Top 40 Weekly Chart.
For more information on the new recording, visit http://www.the-freemans.com .
The Freemans have had a strong start to 2010 â€“ including two wins SGM FanFair Awards this past May.Â The popular family group was awarded Favorite Song for their smash-hit single â€œThree Rugged Crossesâ€ (written by Marty Funderburk and Ricky Funderburk). In addition, beloved vocalist and Southern Gospel mainstay Chris Freeman was awarded Favorite Alto at the fan-based awards show.
To visit the newly designed website of The Freemans, visit http://www.the-freemans.com.Â You can also visit the groupâ€™s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/thefreemans07. The groupâ€™s Fan Facebook is located at http://www.facebook.com/thefreemans .
About The Freemans
The Freemans are one of Southern Gospelâ€™s most celebrated and critically acclaimed groups.Â History, experience and spiritual wisdom are three attributes that can be used to describe the foundation of the Freeman ministry.Â Deeply rooted with family, the Freemansâ€™ experience spans 30+ years. Now in their 20th year of ministry, the Freemans still perform at approximately 250 dates a year, and continue to experience tremendous success.