The Dixie Echoes
|For over 50 years, The Dixie Echoes have been delivering the gospel message in song across America through their spiritually uplifting music ministry. Considered to be one of the pioneer gospel groups, the Dixie Echoes have returned to their roots singing around two microphones with just a piano. Respected among their peers and industry leaders alike, the Dixie Echoes are recognized as one of the premiere groups in gospel music.|
Sunday, June 1
|One of the legendary groups in
Gospel music, the Dixie melody Boys have been fan favorites for over
fifty years. The group has a long list of hit songs including
Antioch Church House Choir, Jesus In My Boat, I've Got Family There,
Ride That Glory Cloud and When I Cross To the Other Side of Jordan. |
Through the years the group has won numerous awards. In 2012 and again in 2003 the Dixie Melody Boys were voted Favorite Male Quartet in Gospel music. In 2011 the group was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.
The Dixie Melody Boys continue to impact Gospel music and make new fans every day. They are featured each week in the hit TV show, Great American Gospel, hosted by Ed O'Neal and have been seen on the Gaither Homecoming series.
Sunday, June 29
|In an ever-changing musical climate, Tribute has remained steadfast in their goal to make great music that is both timely and relevant to the current musical scene and their loyal fan base while never wavering from their God-called mission to share Jesus with everyone with whom they come in contact. With a career that has already spanned the U.S., as well as several foreign countries, Tribute's popularity continues to grow. The men of this quartet attribute that first and foremost to the favor of God on their lives and ministry, as well as their many fans and friends who continue to help grow this ministry one friend at a time.|
The Called Out Quartet
|Southern Gospel… It’s real music touching real people. There is no deeper tradition in Southern Gospel than the all male quartet, and it’s in that tradition that Called Out Quartet sings today. Formed very humbly in 2003, Called Out Quartet is one of Southern Gospel’s favorite quartets mixing the tried and true hymns with the new songs of today that still have that same old message of Christ and Him crucified. Through testimony in song, CO4 sets out week after week to reach the lost with God’s beautiful message of redemption and to encourage and lift up His children as they walk life’s pathway striving to reach the goal.|
The Blackwood Brothers
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet was formed in 1934 with brothers Roy, Doyle, James and Roy's son, R.W. In the late 50s Roy and Doyle retired from traveling and in 1954 R.W. was killed in a tragic airplane crash. However the quartet with James, as the quartets' leader and spokesman, established a new group of singers who would go on to take Gospel music to new heights as they traveled and sang in all fifty of the United States, every Canadian province as well as cities in Great Britain, Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
In 2002, James Blackwood went to be with the Lord, but his sons, Jimmy (James Jr.) and Billy continued the 78-year tradition. Recently Jimmy retired after singing for 49 years and his younger brother, Billy now carries on the quartet which has the distinction of being the best-known name in Gospel Music history!
you have followed the music of the Lesters for years – or you’re just
finding out about us for the very first time – we are so glad you’re
here. We hope you will take a few minutes and catch up on the latest
news of what God is doing through this ministry around the country.|
Simply put, we love music. . . and we love introducing others to Jesus Christ through our music and personal ministry. It’s a passion that began with our grandparents, Harvey and Opal Lester, in 1925. And it’s one that has endured to the third, fourth and fifth generations. In fact, this year our family is celebrating eighty-eight wonderful years of sharing the Good News through Gospel music. And we’re more excited now than ever before!
One of our highest priorities is to remain real and relevant-never losing sight of the Message, but always challenging ourselves to elevate the sound and quality of our music in order to better reach today’s generation.