ALEXANDRIA, IND (September 1, 2012) â€“ Woody Wright and Electric Station Records are excited to present an exciting artist lineup for their 2nd annual â€œGood News Music Radioâ€ concert at the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, October 27, 2012!
â€œTo say weâ€™re excited about this yearâ€™s lineup would be an understatement,â€ said E-Station Records President, D. Scott Kramer. â€œThis concert will showcase some of the best vocalists, groups, musicians and songwriters in gospel music today. The event is designed to highlight each artist at their very best for an unbelievably, inspiring evening. The entire concert is also built within the framework of our syndicated radio show and it will include entertaining and inspiring elements found in our weekly radio programs,â€ Kramer added.
The artist lineup joining Woody & Vonnie Wright includes:
5 time Grammy Award Winning Artist hailed by Billboard Magazine as one of the most dynamic voices in gospel music today. Russ will be sharing several of his most well-known hits including, â€œHe Came Throughâ€, â€œThey Call It Gospel Musicâ€, â€œBethlehem, Galilee and Gethsemaneâ€ and â€œHere Comes Jesusâ€, which is from his latest Dove Award Nominated project, Faroe Islands.
Jeff & Sheri Easter
With us for the first time this year, Jeff & Sheri Easter will be joined onstage by daughter, Morgan and son, Madison as they share several of their best-loved songs including. â€œLife Is Great and Gettingâ€™ Betterâ€, â€œOver and Overâ€, â€œPraise His Nameâ€ and â€œHear My Heartâ€. One of gospel musicâ€™s favorite families, the Easters have won five Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and have also received a Grammy nomination. Theyâ€™ve also participated in the Gaither Homecoming Video Series since 1993, which has sold over 15 million units.
Buddy Greene & Jeff Taylor
Musician, singer-songwriter, Buddy Greene and his great friend, Jeff Taylor, will be bringing their extraordinary talent to the Good News Music Radio Concert for the second year in a row. Buddy brings a wide variety of southern Americana influences to his music to create a unique musical hybrid of country, bluegrass, folk, Gospel and traditional blues. In addition to his solid reputation as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, Buddy has established himself as one of Nashville’s finest harmonica stylists. Buddy & Jeff will be sharing favorites such as, â€œWalking In Jerusalemâ€, Classical Medley (Buddyâ€™s amazing harmonica arrangement performed at Gaitherâ€™s Carnegie Hall Homecoming with over 2,500,000 views on YouTube), and Buddyâ€™s mega hit co-write with Mark Lowery, â€œMary Did You Knowâ€!
Palmetto State Quartet
The Palmetto State Quartetâ€™s newest lineup featuring, Larry Strickland (former Stamps member backing Elvis Presley), Paul Lancaster (multiple Dove Award winner and former member of the Martins), Mike Allen (a fixture on the popular Gaither Homecoming television series), David Staton (Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer and producer), Jeremy Easley (the X-Factor season-one, top-15
finalist) and Casey Martin (keyboards) will be joining us for the first time this year. While featuring many of their latest hits including, â€œMoment of Graceâ€, Donâ€™t That Sound Like Heavenâ€, â€œAll Hail The Powerâ€, and â€œHoly Ghost Revivalâ€, this super-groupâ€™s vocal artistry is sure to shine throughout the evening!
Reggie & Ladye Love Smith
Back for the second year in a row is one of the most dynamic couples in gospel music today, Reggie & Ladye Love Smith! The Smiths have been a part of the Gaither Homecoming family for over a decade, first as back-up singers in Nashville and later as a vocal duet featured on countless Homecoming concerts, tapings and recordings. These internationally loved musicians have performed in more than 12 countries and in such prestigious venues as the Super Bowl, New York’s famed Carnegie Hall, the Kremlin in Moscow and The Grand Ole Opry! Our guests are sure to be delighted by their great sound on classics like, â€œCan He, Could He, Would Heâ€ and the inspiring ballad, â€œYou Raise Me Upâ€!
Rachel West Kramer & Jairo Arvizu
Back for the second year as well is Christian recording artist, Rachel West Kramer and her tenor duet partner, Jairo Arvizu. With four CDs produced in as many years and two, brand new arrangements of â€œThe Battle Hymn Of The Republicâ€ and â€œThe LORDâ€™S Prayerâ€ by award winning arranger, David Clydesdale, the audience is sure to be delighted after hearing the amazing soprano range of Rachel West Kramer! Rachel had the honor of singing at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. with President and First Lady Bush in attendance. She also charted at the number one slot for 13 non-consecutive weeks on Christian Radio Weeklyâ€™s Inspirational charts with â€œSee What A Morningâ€! Weâ€™re excited for everyone to hear, Rachel West Kramer and Jairo Arvizu!
A Tribute to Founding Oak Ridge Boys Member, Willie Wynn
From rural Moultrie, Georgia, Willie Wynn is one of gospel musicâ€™s most beloved personalities. After joining Wally Fowlerâ€™s Oak Ridge Quartet in the late fifties, Willie was a founding member when the group became the Oak Ridge Boys. The Oaks won numerous Dove and Grammy Awards and Willie became famous for his super-high tenor voice on hit songs like, â€œJesus Is Coming Soonâ€, â€œKnowâ€, â€œAfter Calvaryâ€, and many others. Willie left the Oak Ridge Boys in the early seventies and after a brief stint as tenor for Hovie Lister and The Statesmen, he started his own successful group, Willie Wynn & The Tennesseans. Willie was inducted into the Gospel Music Associationâ€™s Hall of Fame with the Oaks and is a member of the Southern Gospel Music Associationâ€™s Hall of Fame as an individual. The ultimate â€œencourager,â€ Willie is known as the man with a million friends. He has made an undeniably positive impact on gospel music and it is truly a privilege to pay tribute to Little Willie Wynn!
And, as an added bonus, our audience members will be part of a live concert, high-definition, DVD / Video production!Â Award-winning Yake Films from Nashville, TN will be on site recording the concert event!
â€œGood News Music Radio with Woody Wrightâ€ has now been added by nearly 150 stations and translators worldwide. While the majority of the stations are in the US and Canada, some of the international locations include stations in England, Scotland, Grenada, Aruba, Guam, Republic of Vanuatu and New Zealand.
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For tickets and information on the â€œGood News Music Radio with Woody Wrightâ€ concert at the Palace Theater in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, October 27, 2012, please visit:Â www.louisvillepalace.com or call (800) 745-3000