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...... shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty ..........

....... I will say to the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my GOD , in him will I trust"

 

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Tammy Jones Robinette

Tammy started singing as a young girl, when her dad would stand her in a chair so she could be seen; and play the flat top guitar at revivals and church services across Ohio and Kentucky. God blessed her singing ministry to include a 14 year career with her family group The Jones Family. They recorded with The Eddie Crook Company in Nashville, Tennessee. While with Eddie Crook, Tammy wrote songs for several nationally known groups in the industry. Tammy was recognized as The Songwriter of the year in the 90’s for the Eddie Crook Company. The Perry’s recorded “There Has Never Been” and took the song into the Top 10 on the Singing News Charts. The Bishops then recorded, “I’ll Live Again” and it went to #1. The group disbanded, but Tammy still felt the call of the Lord on her life to share her singing ministry and launched a solo career.

Tammy’s solo career has been very successful to date. She is very ministry oriented and looks to lift up The Lord in all that she does. “My main goal is to be a blessing through song or testimony and to exalt the Lord in all that I do.” Tammy gives God all of the credit for any accomplishment in her singing ministry. “Every accolade belongs to Him”. Tammy has had 24 songs reach the Top 80 on the national charts through her solo ministry. In the past year, There Is A Blood Line moved all the way to #13 and stayed in the charts for 7 months. “ I’m So Glad He Does” has been in the Top 40 for three months. Tammy currently records independently with her own record label, Little Creek Records.

Tammy travels the country sharing her music and testimony at churches, theaters, High Schools, and other venues. In the past year she has sung in 15 states. Tammy co-hosts a weekly radio program, THE SOUTHERN CELEBRATION; which is heard currently in 52 markets. She has recorded 13 projects throughout her career and writes the majority of the songs she records. God has blessed her with a unique ability to share through music, the Love and Mercy of our Lord. Tammy just received a nomination for Female Soloist of the Year from the Gospel Music Association. Tammy would love to be a part of your church service or event.

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       Tammy Norris

Southern Gospel Recording Artist and Conference Speaker from Salvisa Kentucky. Her rich powerful voice and warm personality, have made her one of the most recognized and beloved Artist in Southern Gospel Music today. Through her Music and her Testimony, you will be led into a worship experience that will uplift and encourage your Soul. Her apperances include, The National Quartet Convention, Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair, The Carnival Cruise Ship "Inspiration", Carnegie Hall NY City, TBN's  Praise The Lord, just to name a few. 2013 and 2014 she was nominated as "Favorite Female Artist" by the Artist Music Guild. She has had numerous songs rise to the top of the charts in "Singing News" and "The Christian Voice". Not only does she share her Music Ministry with thousands across the United States and abroad, she is also a passionate inspirational speaker, who presents the word of GOD to Women's conferances and retreats, encouraging Ladies to be great Women of faith and to live Victoriously as daughters of the Most High GOD. Tammy has shared the last 21 years with her husband Jeff, laboring together to proclaim JESUS CHRIST to a hurting world.

      "When people realize where I've been, the horrible child abuse, years of depression and attempted suicides, homelessness and hoplessness, abandonment and rejection, they understand why I have devoted my life to Praising the King of Kings and Lord Lords. He is the Love of my life and the hope that is within me"

Because of GOD's Amazing Love, His power to raise up what the enemy has sought to crush, this once broken vessel now shares both her battle scars and Triumphs, in hope of encouraging others to press on toward the prize of Eternal Life with JESUS CHRIST.     Visit Music Catalog

  Cathy J. Reynolds

Cathy Reynolds, four time Indieheaven Momentum Awards, Southern Gospel Artist of the Year in Nashville, a dynamic performer winning standing ovations from audiences of all ages. Her shows feature inspirational, patriotic, hymns, country gospel, and spirited southern gospel style with excellent song writing and production. Cathy's patriotic message of appreciation and hope to families of Veterans, is sure to bring comfort and encouragement.  Her Gospel Ministry is one of Love and obedience to the Lord, JESUS CHRIST. Cathy has performed in National Venues including The White House, Six Flags, Branson Theaters, Disney World, Military Bases and Churches across the U.S.. Cathy founded the Central Illinois Performing Arts Studio in 1988.  CIPAS graduates continue to follow their dreams and are performing all over including "American Idol" and other shows in Hollywood, Broadway and Nashville. Cathy worked with Anita Bryant in Branson Missouri for three years, singing , dancing, choregraphing and co-directing. The former "Miss Morton, Illinois" serverd as a four term President of the Morton's Kiwanis Club. Cathy loves GOD with all her mind, heart, and soul.

 She believes JESUS died for her and will forever live for HIM.   Cathy is a four time Southern Gospel Artist of the Year for independent Christian artists in Nashville as well as International Lyricist of the Year by the CGMA.  She has performed all over the US; including many theaters in Branson (like the Anita Bryant Show and Hamner Variety Show); Disney World, Ground Zero in New York, many Army Bases, and even the White House. She’s opened for many gospel groups like NewSong, Avalon, Sonic Flood, Matthew West, and the Stamps Quartet. Her shows feature inspirational, patriotic and spirited southern gospel style with excellent song writing and production. She also has a children’s book, “Little Mike Takes A Hike” in which she is author and illustrator.  It is available anywhere books are sold, through Tate Publishing/ Ingram Distributing.  Cathy and her husband Vern now travel in their bus anywhere they can spread the gospel in song and always include a message of encouragement, love, obedience and appreciation of veterans.   Visit Music Catalog

      Ann Downing

More than likely you’ve seen Ann Downing as a regular on the popular Gaither Homecoming Video series, however the majority of her time is spent maintaining a full schedule of church concerts and speaking engagements each weekend throughout the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe. Apart from her affiliation with the Gaither Homecoming Friends, Ann’s own versatile music style appeals to a wide range of musical tastes and age groups, not just the Gaither Video fans.

Ann’s unique presentation style is also appealing in that she comes down from the platform to communicate with the audience on a very personal level. Her spontaneous, off-the-cuff delivery gives the feeling of a conversational visit rather than a rigid formal program.

Raised on a cotton farm in rural Mississippi, Ann grew up dreaming of the day she’d sing Gospel music all over the world. Right out of high school she began to realize that dream by securing a position with the legendary Speer Family, later marrying the man of her dreams and co-founding a group that helped shape the face of Gospel music we have today. She won the industry’s highest honor—the Dove Award—for Female Vocalist within a year of co-founding the Downings and went on to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Her Gospel music career spanning almost fifty years, Ann has been lauded with various awards and accolades; however, she’s quick to tell you that she’s like you in many ways. Fading success? She’s been there! Crumbling marriage or financial ruin? She’s been there, too! Lost a spouse or experienced a devastating trauma in your family? Ann can relate!

What do you do when you can’t “fix” what’s wrong in your life or the lives of those you love? What do you do when the circumstances of your life beg the question, “Do you really believe what you’ve said about trusting God?” Ann’s intensely personal story is one that reaches us all where we live and helps us hold firmly to the promise that “earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.”. Visit Music Catalog

             Mark 209

In just a short amount of time, MARK209 has garnered the interest of an industry. Tagged the “best group you probably have never heard” by industry leaders, MARK209 has certainly made a mark for themselves. The 2011 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY was no exception as they revealed their new name; which is a reference to Mile Marker 209 in Nashville, TN (the location of Music Row … and considered the Heart of Nashville). Audiences respond immediately to the four-part harmony that they are accustomed to in Southern Gospel. However, MARK209’s sound has more of a country grace and their lyrics reflect the life that many live, which allows them to effectively communicate to their audience. Evident in their recordings is the fact that they utilize some of Nashville’s top writers and musicians.

MARK209 travels extensively across the United States and Canada, including appearances at Elvis Week 2012 Graceland Main Stage, the North Carolina Apple Festival Main Stage, Harmony at the Gulf, the Owasso Gospel Opry, the Rabo Bank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA and Tonanzio’s Dinner Theatre.  They have also been guests on many television programs including Nite Line and Down Home Gospel on Dove Broadcasting, The Good Life, and Gospel Music Today  The American Society of Gospel Music has broadcast three of MARK209’s concerts as worldwide pay-per-view events.  The group has also been secured to sing the title cut of the soundtrack for a televised documentary about "The Church in the Wildwood", as well as to perform on The Wheeling Jamboree during the Jamboree’s 80th Anniversary Celebration. During the Christmas season, MARK209 tours the country performing their highly acclaimed Christmas concert. MARK209: Nathaniel Justice, Jym Howe, Jimmy Reno, Ray Woconish -- four superbly distinctive and recognizable voices blended together to bring fun, encouragement, inspiration, and an interactive worship experience to all ages. Visit Music Catalog

   Quintin McGinnis

Hello, I’m Quintin McGinnis, I currently reside in Science Hill, Kentucky with my beautiful wife Teresa and daughter Ariel, along with two of our faithful companions Gizmo and Luna. We are the proud parents of two children and the proud grandparents of a grandson Aidan Hogg; Quintin S. McGinnis, II who is married to Brianna Phelps McGinnis, Quintin is the proud father of Aidan; and Ariel McGinnis,  who currently attends Somerset High School as a junior. I am the youngest of three children born to Robert & Gladys McGinnis; both natives of Wayne Co., Kentucky. I was born in Port Clinton, Ohio in 1965, just north of Toledo. At the age of seven my parents decided to move their family back to Kentucky, near their roots. In 1978, we moved  to Eubank, Kentucky, approximately 8 miles north of the rural city of Science Hill with a population of nearly 700; to which I now call not only home but the small town I serve as a Funeral Director, dedicated to the families that call upon our firm during their time of need. I graduated from Pulaski Co. High School in Somerset, Kentucky; and later from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana. I am presently a Kentucky licensed funeral director and embalmer, and an active member in several community organizations. I currently attend the Science Hill Church of the Nazarene, and fully embrace all facets of different religions.  I was fortunate to have great parents that thought it was imperative to raise their children in church, instilling not only a great moral but ethical code as well. Often my parents would find the time to go to gospel singings throughout the community; this inspired my keen desire to write and produce music.  I write most of my songs, and record others as well; praying that in some way God will use my talent to touch someone in a special way.  May God bless you, and your family.   Visit Music Catalog

              The East Ridge Boys

Gospel music has always had its share of talented artists, and with the addition of this dynamic vocal group known as The East Ridge Boys the industry never looked brighter. Hailing from the small town of Lick Creek, Kentucky, these guys have already started taking the gospel music world by storm. They have already garnered a #1 single that held its position for an impressive 6 weeks in a row in the Southern Gospel Times Magazine entitled "One Small Miracle" written by band member Fonso Fields, and two Singing News Magazine hits "Come See A Man" that came in at #44 and their most recent single written by band member David Taylor entitled "Someday" came in at #28. In 2013, they were awarded the Distinguished Kentucky Colonels Award recognizing them for all their charitable community body of work that they have accomplished. This award was presented by Gov. Steve Beshear on their behalf. They have appeared in two Regional Showcases at the Prestigious National Quartet Convention and have performed for the National Autism Walk Foundation. Not bad for an artist that has only been formed for four years. Their combined 90 years of experience is the token of these seasoned artists. Richie Rose manages the group and is the Lead/Baritone vocal, while David Taylor handles the sound and is the Tenor/ Lead vocal and is one of the two songwriters this group has, wrapping up this talented line up of men is Fonso Fields who is the second songwriter and acts as the driver and handles the Lead/Tenor/Baritone vocals. Their smooth harmonies entangled with Country and Southern Gospel melody lines create a mass appeal that very few artists are able to achieve. Performing 100 plus dates a year, you may have seen them on stage with today's gospel music premier artists such as The Freemans, Michael Combs and the Legendary Singing Cookes. These "Godly Good Ole Boys" have a heart for the struggling people of today and they strive to win as many people for the cause of Christ as possible. This is just the beginning, with their increasing tour schedule and visibility on radio, it won't be long before their name becomes synonymous with gospel music. The future is bright for these men we affectionately call       "The East Ridge Boys."        Visit Music Catalog

   The Singing Byrds

It all began in the late fifties, when Anna {Mama} Byrd was a song leader in a local church, she would take her two toddlers, letting them sing as soon as they could carry a tune and hold a microphone.
In 1976 Mama, Jeanie and Elizabeth were being invited to different churches to sing. They sang with only a flat top guitar, and Mama Byrd would sometimes preach revivals. Spring of 1977 they recorded their first album with combined MONEY FROM income tax returns.
In 2004 Bride of Christ Publishing/BMI was established to house songs written by the group members, which can be found on their recordings, and is also home to several other artist for their publishing needs. In JANUARY OF 2011 THEY aquired THEIR OWN RECORD LABEL, RAPTURE READY RECORDS "GET CAUGHT UP", that was registered with Trademark in November 2013, on which the last two projects were recorded. Jeanie has also started Bride of Christ Promotions, which does radio promotions for the singing byrds. As 2014 arrived, They moved into full time ministry, incorporating more revivals and ladies retreats with their singing engagements and concerts, due to the fact there are now two ministers in the group. The ladies host a ladies retreat every year the first weekend of June!

You haven't heard the birds sing......until you've heard"  THE SINGING BYRDS 

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            Jason Runnels

Jason Runnels began a full time career in Christian Music in 1998 when he joined Tony Gore & Majesty. While traveling with Tony Gore & Majesty, Jason had the opportunity to sing in Ireland, Scotland, and London, England. In 2000, he was nominated as one of the top 5 young artists in Gospel Music by the readers of Singing News Magazine. In 2001 Jason was a part of the #1 song in America, “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord”. After 5 years with Tony Gore & Majesty, he joined the Down East Boys from Reidsville, NC. While singing with the Down East Boys, he had the chance to travel into Canada and annually to the west coast. Jason has written five top #20 songs and had several album cuts throughout his 15 year career. He has been blessed to have sung on every major Gospel Music event in the U.S., as well as singing on three Gaither Homecoming Videos and concerts. After ministering full time for 15 years, Jason felt led to leave the road to be with his family. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Theresa, for 23 years and they have three sons, Trisdon, 18, Hunter, 16, and Braden, 13.
After leaving the road, Jason began working with Chick-fil-A in Burlington, NC where he was manager until moving home to Mississippi. Once there he worked as the Area Leader and Training Coordinator for the Chick-fil-A Brandon and Dogwood stores.
In May of 2013, Jason and Theresa launched Jason Runnels Ministries and in May of 2014 they took their family ministry full time. Jason sings as a soloist and handles booking all of the ministry dates. Theresa handles all of the ministry business and works the product table at all concert appearances. Their son Hunter runs sound and tracks as well as helping with all Social Media and computer trouble-shooting. Braden handles all product sales and inventory for the ministry as well as singing a couple songs with his dad. Jason is excited to be ministering with his family and looks forward to watching God work through them as they travel.

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              Midnight Cry

Midnight Cry

Greg is a gifted songwriter and singer. He started out at an early age singing with his family, The Day Family, who traveled as evangelists and singers. At the age of 18, Greg enlisted in the U.S.Air Force and moved to Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. where he was stationed.  At age 23, Greg asked the Lord to use him in whatever way He wanted. The Lord chose to give Greg the gift of song writing. The first song the Lord gave to Greg and his brother Chuck back in 1986 was a song called "The Midnight Cry". From that time until now "The Midnight Cry" has been recorded thousands of times and sung all over the world in many different languages. It was featured in the first "Left Behind" movie.

Stan has been traveling and singing southern gospel music since 1970 with such groups as Roger Horne Trio, Jerry & the Singing Goffs, Naomi & the Segos, Danny Funderburke and Mercy's Way, and others. He has also been writing gospel music since 1979. His very first song, "Somebody Touched Heaven for Me" was co-written with songwriter Savannah Foust. Since that time he has written over 100 songs and has had his songs recorded by such artists as The Kingsmen, Gold City, Dixie Melody Boys, Danny Funderburke and many others. Stan has appeared at the Ryman, and The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, and has done television appearances on The 700 Club, PTL, Atlanta Live, Insp Network, and others. Stan makes his home in Cocoa, Florida with his lovely wife, Kitty. He has 2 daughters and 2 sons, 2 granddaughters, and 1 grandson that he holds dear to his heart. Stan has a heart for ministry and believes that if one person comes to know Christ it's worth every mile that you travel. He believes 100% in what and who he sings about, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He, along with Greg Day are the co-founders of the group "Midnight Cry."

Jim starting singing at a young age with his siblings in church where his father pastored. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to sing with several regional and local southern gospel groups such as the Joymakers, the Brothers Quartet, and One Accorde as well as with his family, Kindred Voice. Jim also plays the keyboard, guitar, and banjo. He and his wife Belinda live on a small farm in Nancy, Kentucky. They have two children and two grandchildren. Jim owns Cedarwind Studios, which specializes in gospel and bluegrass music. Singing and playing music has been an important part of his life, and now Jim is glad to be telling the Good News in song as part of "Midnight Cry."

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        Debbie Bennett

Debbie Bennett at age three, started singing in Church. She has always felt a strong desire to share the Love of JESUS. She gave her Heart and Life to the Lord when she was fifteen on June 26 1976 at a Revival. She had been fighting the idea that she needed JESUS all week, and this particular night she could not hold back any longer! Her only regret is that she did not come to him sooner. Debbie began writing songs when she was eight years old, and GOD has been blessing her to write ever sinnce.

 

 

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             Chris Perdue

Chris was born on January 13, 1977, in Charleston, WV. He grew up in Ripley, WV (believe it or not!) where he developed a love for Southern Gospel Music by hearing a local gospel group called the Homebound Gospel Quartet. Those 4 men never knew the impact they had on Chris and his love for Southern Gospel music.

After college, Chris started out ministering as a chaplain for International Union Rescue Gospel Missions. While he would be doing his duties in the office, he would take some weeks to go and sing in churches in the West Virginia region. While traveling, Chris has stood on the same stage with many other great artists and preachers. Traveling for over 15 years in Southern Gospel Music as a soloist, or singing with Gospel groups, Chris says, “I still love setting up the sound system because it is another opportunity to make an impact in a life for the cause of Christ. Plus, having many friends and your family always makes it easier to do this when you know they are holding you up in prayer, cheering you on every day."

Chris ultimately could not do what he does without the support of his bride (Denise) and children (Kyle, Karissa, & Kalea). “My children know daddy goes out and sings, and some Sundays they expect it.” When they know and enjoy what Chris does, he says it makes so much easier to travel all the miles.

“I love what I do, and I do what I love,” Chris says.


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              The Wells Family

The Wells Family is available to sing at your Church Service or Event, they have performed for several different venues such as Church, Tv, Radio, Gospel Music FanFair, World Chicken Festival, Mt Sterling Court Days, and County Fairs. They want to sing where ever God opens the door.

This Talented Family Trio make their home in Somerset, Kentucky. It is their desire to lift up the name of Jesus that he would draw all unto him, That souls will be saved, and captive set free. They want to do their part to help further the kingdom of heaven, encourage those that are downhearted and proclaim to the world, Jesus Saves.

Kenny began singing first tenor at the age of 8 with his father who was a baptist minister. Joined by his two sisters their family group traveled all over singing 3 to 4 times a week. Venturing out on his own Kenny toured for 22 years playing and singing country music opening for numerous stars, but  after years of trials and tribulations he returned to his roots and began playing gospel music again. Today Kenny continues to travel and sing for the Lord as well as exercising his God given talent as a gifted and annointed songwriter. He is married to Darlene (Baker) Wells and they have a daughter named Kodi Jo. He also has a daughter named Angi who is married with a family of her own.

Darlene has been singing in church for as long as she can remember at a young age she began traveling with local gospel groups singing and playing the piano. Marring for the first time at age 27 she and her husband traveled all over singing gospel music, but after awhile he became ill and 2 years later passed away. It was in this valley that God drew near and blessed Darlene with the words to a new song. Although this was a trying time for her, through and by the marvelous grace of God she continued to be faithful in her work for the Lord. A few years later she became reacquainted with a long time friend of the family, Kenny Wells and a short time later they were married. Holding fast to the calling God has placed on their life Darlene and Kenny continue to travel and spread the gospel in song. Though having been told in the past she may never be able to bare children she was greatly blessed by the birth of their baby girl (Kodi Jo Wells). Darlene is now a wife and a mother, but first and foremost a child of God.

Kodi Jo is no stranger to life on the road as a gospel music artist. Everyone said she had no choice but to sing and sing she does! She has been surrounded by gospel music from day one, From spending time with Mom and Dad at home as they practice, In the studio as they record projects, and spending time on the bus as they travel from church to church, and state to state ministring in song. Kodi Jo made her first television apperance at the age of 7, and is currently recording a project of her own. Of all her accomplishments her most important milestone is when she gave her heart to Jesus, and it is her prayer that he will lead her step by step.

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