Friday, June 5, 2020

The Old Paths release What Love Does


The Old Paths' What Love Does is now available.
Arden, North Carolina (June 5, 2020) — Following a year in which they releasedtwo albums and had a #1 song with “Come Sunday Morning,” The Old Paths are sharing the many things God's love can do on their new album, What Love Doesnow available on all streaming platforms.
Each song captures the many ways God’s boundless love blesses each person, each day. What Love Does begins with “This Is Amazing Grace,” telling of all that God has done so that we may live with love and grace. It’s followed by the first single, “I Got The Grace, He Gets The Glory,” a high-energy and upbeat song describing how God is always a solid foundation to stand on, despite sins and trials.
“When I heard this song, I couldn’t help but think that this is the theme for life as a believer,” says bass singer Daniel Ashmore who is featured on this song. “I can’t take credit for something I didn’t do and something I didn’t earn, therefore I get the grace and He gets the glory! That’s a message we want to share and this song sums it up perfectly.”
“You Can’t Get Away From God,” written by Kenna Turner West, Sue C. Smithand Brian White and featuring Doug Roark, inspired the album’s title. Each verse tells vignettes of how people in tough places don’t think they’ll find relief, yet God is always there for comfort.
The powerful “Pray While You Wait” reminds that God’s timing is always perfect. When life feels impossible, know God will come through and you can always pray while you wait. 
“Bread,” another upbeat song, illustrates how God can accomplish the impossible through the story of the loaves and fishes, while the instrumental “How Great Is Our God” — which features Ashmore on saxophone — allows listeners to feel the music, and pause to appreciate it. 
“Look At All I Lost” and the final song “Salvation’s Song” talk about no longer being lost after finding Christ, and being freed from guilt, shame and the weight of life. With powerful and moving vocals, these songs capture the theme of the album’s title — God’s love is capable of amazing things.

"We are so excited about this new album. The title What Love Does is really the theme of the album, reflected in the song selection. We feel this is the best album we’ve done that really showcases our new sound with our current lineup," says Ashmore. "Through our many failures and different circumstances in life, God exemplifies His love for us in His endless pursuit to save and change us. God is never late, and is always working all things for our good and His glory, because that’s what love does."

Thursday, June 4, 2020

In the Studio with Nashville's Best!

In the Studio with Nashville's Best!

 
Nashville, TN (June 4, 2020)  Fri, May 29 we were blessed to be in the studio morning, noon and night with some of Nashville's top, multi-award winning musicians.  We tracked a great new album for soloist, Joy Holden.  We worked into the night and tracked 3 new songs for an upcoming album by award-winning Family Music Group artists, the Williamsons!  Hilltop Studios was filled with  hit sounds from these incredible players and singers.  
When asked about the activities of the week, Les Butler stated, "Shooooo....I am one excited producer!  I'm tired, but it's a good tired!"

Stay tuned for more information on these exciting new projects and some really awesome singles headed to radio soon!
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Matt Butler, Les Butler, Robb Tripp, Joy Holden, Brent Mason, Jason Roller, Jonathan Brown (not pictured- John Nicholson)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Old Paths illustrate What Love Does on upcoming album


Arden, North Carolina (April 14, 2020) — In the last year, The Old Paths returned to their ministry with a renewed passion and dedication, released two albums and had a #1 song with “Come Sunday Morning.” Now, they’re continuing to spread the word of God with their new album, What Love Doesnow available for pre-order ahead of its June 5 release.
Each song captures the many ways God’s boundless love blesses each person, each day. What Love Does begins with “This Is Amazing Grace,” telling of all that God has done so that we may live with love and grace. It’s followed by the first single, “I Got The Grace, He Gets The Glory,” a high-energy and upbeat song describing how God is always a solid foundation to stand on, despite sins and trials.
“When I heard this song, I couldn’t help but think that this is the theme for life as a believer,” says bass singer Daniel Ashmore who is featured on this song. “I can’t take credit for something I didn’t do and something I didn’t earn, therefore I get the grace and He gets the glory! That’s a message we want to share and this song sums it up perfectly.”
“You Can’t Get Away From God,” written by Kenna Turner West, Sue C. Smithand Brian White and featuring Doug Roark, inspired the album’s title. Each verse tells vignettes of how people in tough places don’t think they’ll find relief, yet God is always there for comfort.
The powerful “Pray While You Wait” reminds that God’s timing is always perfect. When life feels impossible, know God will come through and you can always pray while you wait. 
“Bread,” another upbeat song, illustrates how God can accomplish the impossible through the story of the loaves and fishes, while the instrumental “How Great Is Our God” allows listeners to feel the music, and pause to appreciate it. 
“Look At All I Lost” and the final song “Salvation’s Song” talk about no longer being lost after finding Christ, and being freed from guilt, shame and the weight of life. With powerful and moving vocals, these songs capture the theme of the album’s title — God’s love is capable of amazing things.

"We are so excited about this new album. The title What Love Does is really the theme of the album, reflected in the song selection. We feel this is the best album we’ve done that really showcases our new sound with our current lineup," says Ashmore. "Through our many failures and different circumstances in life, God exemplifies His love for us in His endless pursuit to save and change us. God is never late, and is always working all things for our good and His glory, because that’s what love does."

Pre-order What Love Does HERE.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Williamsons Exciting News and Updates!

Williamsons Exciting News and Updates!

 
Nashville, TN (April 8, 2020) Popular FMG artists, the Williamsons were honored to sing at Sutherland Springs Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  This church rose to the top of the news on November 5, 2017, when a gunman opened fire on the congregation, killing 26 people and wounding 20 others.  The Williamsons would like to share with you some pictures of the church which you will find below.  Each section of pictures is explained in Donnie Williamson's own words.

The blessings continue with their song, "Robes of Pure White" sailing into the Top 20 on the Singing News, Scoops and other charts for multiple months.  This song rose all the way to #1 on the Affirm FM and WFLQ Southern Gospel charts!  They were also featured by Paul Belcher, one of the nation's top promoters of Southern Gospel Music, to a packed house in Chattanooga, TN.  

To learn more about the Williamsons, visit them online at: 

www.williamsonsmusic.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Interview With Wyatt Austin | Southern Gospel Gazette



Mercy: Tell us a little bit about yourself. 
Wyatt: I'm the bass player and one of the bass singers for the Inspirations Quartet. I was with the Chuck Wagon Gang before joining the Inspirations. 

Mercy: Can you share your salvation testimony? 
Wyatt: Just a few days before my birthday, I was sitting in church and the preacher preached on salvation. I didnt know a whole lot about it, I just knew I wanted it! 
I asked my mom during the invitation how to be saved and she said that when you get saved, people are normally crying, and she went on, but I didnt pay attention to the rest, I just thought if I went up there and cried I'd be saved! So I went up there and I made sure to cry! But nothing happened... I came back to my to my seat puzzled trying to figure out what I did wrong and mom asked me if I was wanting to get saved after the service. I said yeah and she waved the preacher down and said "get over here!" The preacher then shared with me Roman's 10:9 and I prayed and Jesus became my Lord and Savior. 

Mercy: If you weren't involved in music, what would you be doing right now?
Wyatt: If I wasn't involved I'm music, I would probably still be in college right now. 

Mercy: Who are some of your musical heroes? 
Wyatt: My musical heroes are Big Chief with the Statesmen and Mike Holcomb with the Inspirations. 




Mercy: What is your favorite song to sing (or play) and why? 
Wyatt: My favorite song to sing would probably be I'm Bound for that City (although we hardly ever do that one). 

Mercy: What is your favorite part of being with the Inspirations? 
Wyatt: My favorite part about being with the Inspirations is the unity in the group. Everyone on the bus is like family. 

Mercy: What is your favorite and least favorite part of traveling?
Wyatt: My favorite part about traveling is getting to meet all kinds of new friends. My least favorite part is having to leave my family every week. 



Mercy: If you could have dinner with anyone  (past or present), who would it be? 
Wyatt: If I could have dinner with anyone, it would probably have to be Jesus or one of His disciples. 

Mercy: What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing thing has happened to you on stage? 
Wyatt: When I was with the Chuck Wagon Gang, I had lost my voice one night and someone had requested Daddy Sang Bass. It came time for my line in the song and I tried to sing, and just squeaking came out. I was so embarrassed, and someone posted a video of it on Facebook and it got a few thousand views.... 

Mercy: What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Wyatt: My favorite Bible verse is probably Roman's 10:9 because it's what led me to the Lord. 

Mercy: Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers? 
Wyatt: One of the coolest memories I have traveling is getting to eat lunch with Sonny Osborne.

Keeping Up With The Inspirations-


Saturday, March 28, 2020

Interview With Keith Plott | Southern Gospel Gazette



Mercy: Tell us a little bit about yourself. 
Keith: I am a full time Southern Gospel Soloist, traveling the country with my beautiful bride Bobbi Lynn Plott. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in song. 

Mercy: Could you share your salvation testimony? 
Keith: I was saved at Earl Street Church of God in Kannapolis N.C. at 10 years of age. I knew I needed this Jesus the preacher was talking about! 

Mercy: If you didn't become a singer, what would you be doing right now? 
Keith: I always always wanted to be a Game Warden.

Mercy: Who is someone that has influenced your singing? 
Keith: George Younce.

Mercy: What is your favorite song to sing and why? 
Keith: Thanks to Calvary. So thankful for the saving grace of Jesus Christ! 

Mercy: What is your favorite and least favorite part of traveling?
Keith: Favorites,  Traveling to New places trying new foods, meeting new people with my bride Bobbi Lynn!  Least Favorites,  Having to drive long distances bores me to death!  

Keith & Bobbi Lynn

Mercy: If you could meet anyone in the past or present, who would it be? 
Keith: President Trump! 

Mercy: What is your favorite Bible verse and why? 
Keith: Be ye kind to one another, tenderhearted forgiving one another, even as God for Christ sake hath forgiven you. This verse speaks for itself. 

Mercy: Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?
Keith:  I love horseback riding, fishing, and cruising with my bride in my truck!

Keeping Up With Keith

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Interview With Stephen Adair | Southern Gospel Gazette


Mercy: Tell us a little bit about yourself.         
Stephen: I was born in Beach Grove, Indiana on February 10, 1979. My family moved to Huntington, Indiana when I was 5. I attended Gateway College of Evangelism in St. Louis, Missouri and majored in Music Ministry with a minor in Theology. After college I began get heavily involved in church music programs and ultimate spent 14 years as Worship Pastor at a local church in Huntington. I moved to Pensacola, Florida in 2015 when I joined the Dixie Echoes. I remained with them until September 1, 2019 when I joined The Mark Trammell Quartet. I now reside in Gadsden, Alabama.   

Mercy: Could you share your salvation testimony?         
Stephen: I spent my summers growing up attending church camp. It was always the “cool” thing among campers to get the Holy Ghost at camp but I actually received the Holy Ghost at my home church on October 16, 1988 which just happened to be my parents wedding anniversary. I can show you the place and even the location at the altar where it happened. I’ll never forget it!   

Mercy: If you didn't become a singer, what would you be doing right now?         
Stephen: I would probably still be involved in church work in the music somehow and preaching on occasion.   

Mercy: Who is someone that has influenced your singing?         
Stephen: I would say one of the biggest singing influences that I have tried to emulate is Danny Funderburk. What a voice! I have many favorites though; Chris Allman, Bill Shaw, Roy McNeal, and Rosie Rozelle to name a few. I try to incorporate their style in what I do and yet still create my own distinct style.  

Mercy: What is your favorite song to sing and why?         
Stephen: Thats a tough question. There are so many good songs to choose! My favorites change constantly so its hard to stick with just one. I’ll just say for now one of my all time favorites was written by Garry Sheppard, “He’s All I Need.’  

Mercy: What is your favorite and least favorite part of traveling         
Stephen: My favorite part of traveling is getting to see the friends and fans every night. Of course I enjoy the travel part as well. Believe it or not, sometimes I sleep better in my bunk on the bus than I do at home! I haven’t found a least favorite yet.   



Mercy: If you could meet anyone in the past or present, who would it be?         
Stephen: I would love to meet G.T. Haywood. He was from my home state in Indiana and wrote many great songs that we still sing today.   

Mercy: What is your favorite Bible verse and why?         
Stephen: Thats not a fair question! Thats the same as asking me to pick a favorite song! There are just too many that are good, especially when it comes to the Bible!          
If I had to chose, I would say one of my top favorites would be 1 Timothy 3;16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” This is perfect explanation of who God is.   

Mercy: Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers        
Stephen: We spend our life telling everyone who will listen that Jesus loves them. We do our best to encourage the saint, and reach out to the lost. Without the support of our friends and family, we couldn’t do what we do effectively. I do not take that for granted. From the bottom of my heart, I say Thank You. 


Keeping up with Mark Trammell Quartet-