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.

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