Nashville, TN (August 29, 2017) The Williamsons recently finished up an East coast tour that took them to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. During their trip they had a few days off between concert appearances. The award- winning group spent time sightseeing in New York City. While in NYC they visited Time Square, the 9/11 Memorial, Chinatown, Little Italy and more. But, the highlight of their time in the Big Apple was getting to be the guest at Fox News.
At the National Quartet Convention in 2016, Darin Hebert formed a friendship with Fox News anchor Kelly Wright. Known primarily for his time on Fox News, Kelly Wright is also a Gospel singer and minister. Darin told Kelly they were in NYC and Kelly said, “I work Monday night. Come on over and I’ll show you around!” Kelly showed them around the Fox News campus, including various broadcast studios. “We were able to meet a few news contributors and Jesse Waters waved to us as he was running to do “The Five,” stated Donnie Williamson.
Kelly Wright’s alma mater is Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Ok, the home state of the Williamsons. “Kelly mentioned how he’d like to return to Oklahoma to minister. That was all it took and we are now planning a Williamsons/Kelly Wright week in the Sooner State – hopefully in the spring of 2018. We want to thank Kelly Wright and Fox News for being so gracious and showing us a wonderful time,” added Donnie.
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About The Williamsons
With musical roots going back to 1961, the Williamsons have solidified themselves as one of Gospel Music’s premier mixed groups. They have had numerous Top 20 Singing News hit songs including a #1 song, “Shout.” The Williamsons have appeared at major events including the National Quartet Convention, Silver Dollar City, Dollywood and many more. Fans have embraced this incredible group and have honored them with multiple awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Mixed Group of the Year.
The Williamsons ministry has reached millions around the world. They have appeared on television shows such as Daystar’s Gospel Music Showcase and on the TBN network. They have also ministered on missions trips to Kenya.
The Williamsons are signed to the Family Music Group record label and are represented by Butler Music Group.
About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Dunaways, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Williamson’s, Old Time Preachers Quartet, Sacred Harmony, Coffmans, and Jason Davidson.
BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label artists include Dunaways, Williamsons, Old Time Preachers Qt and Jason Davidson. Radio Promotion artists include Canton Junction, David Phelps, Goodman Revival, Ivan Parker, Guy Penrod, Hagees, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, and many others.
Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for 39 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Fairfield Four, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Larry Gatlin and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI and Hush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.