In the midst of celebrating its first No. 1 song, “In The Sky,” the group continued its celebration by signing with the Beckie Simmons Agency.
Three Bridges is rapidly becoming one of Southern gospel's premier trios and have a heart for ministry.
“We are excited about partnering with Beckie Simmons as our ministry continues to grow,” said tenor Dave McVay.
“Beckie and her staff have already made us feel like we're family. It's a perfect fit for us. Beckie has a great heart for ministry, as we do. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship,” group manager Elliott McCoy added.
A new Three Bridges project, titled “Promises,” will be available next month. It contains 10 songs with scriptures read by some of music industry's best loved artists and ministers such as Gloria Gaither, Donnie McClurkin, Ricky Skaggs, Duane Allen, Charlie Daniels and others.
Three Bridges, of Hendersonville, Tenn., are known for its tight harmony and soulful vocal style.
For bookings, contact Beckie Simmons Agency at www.bsaworld.com or call (615) 595-7500.
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Southern gospel music has once again been hit by deaths.
Southern Gospel legend J.G. “Whit” Whitfield died April 9.
Whitfield, 90, was dedicated to singing and promoting Gospel music. His contributions to Southern gospel include the founding of the Florida Boys and the Dixie Echoes, assisting the formation of the Gospel Singing Jubilee, operating the National Quartet Convention in 1980-81 and founding its board of directors, founding the Singing News magazine and promoting thousands of Southern gospel concerts throughout the United States.
Visitation was held Tuesday and funeral services were conducted Wednesday in Pensacola, Fla.
He was survived by wife of 47 years, Hazel Whitfield; two sons: Guy and Johnny Whitfield; a daughter, Maurine; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
I can remember going to concerts in Knoxville in the late 1970s where Whitfield brought groups such as the Florida Boys, Dixie Echoes and others to the Civic Auditorium.
Garry “Teddy Bear” Herron, who performed with the Singing Americans and Jerry & the Singing Goffs, died April 2.
The last time I saw Herron was in a concert in Knoxville in 1979.
I received an exciting e-mail from the Dove Brothers Quartet earlier this week. The group has announced the return of Eric Dove.
Eric took some much needed time off the road to spend time at home.
“I'm very happy to be back with all of the guys and can't wait to see all of his friends and fans again,” said Dove.
Lance Jeffrey has decided to go back to school and finish his degree in music.
“I will miss the guys and all the friends that I have made along the way,” said Jeffrey.
Eric will return to the stage April 20 in Harkers Ferry, N.C.
“I have missed my brother more than folks will ever know, and I am thrilled that he is coming back. Eric is a huge part of what makes the Dove Brothers sound,” said McCray Dove.
The Dove Brothers' current single, “Just Imagine That,” is an awesome song. I'd advise everyone to call Kyle at WFSR and make a request.
The Singing News Magazine has released it Top 80 chart for May.
The Whisnants' “New Day Dawning” is No. 1. It's the group's sixth chart topper since July 2001.
“Paid In Full Through Jesus, Amen,” by Greater Vision, is second, followed by “The Debt” by The Talley Trio; “Jesus Listens,” by Mark Bishop; and “In The Sky,” by Three Bridges, round out the top five.
“I've Come Too Far,” by The Hoppers, went from No. 21 to No. 7. The McKameys' “I Will Trust You Lord,” moved from No. 29 to 14.
“I Will Go On,” by the Gaither Vocal Band, and “God's Still God,” by Young Harmony, made their debuts at No. 26 and No. 29, respectively.
Paul Lunsford may be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org