Master’s Men vocalist Keith Morgan taken to hospial after a fall

JEFF TURNER

Master’s Men‘s vocalist Keith Morgan suffered a traumatic fall Tuesday June 14 while setting up for a singing at the Silsbee Oaks Nursing Home in Texas.

A family member’s Facebook post says he has remained in an ICU in Houston with a brain bleed, hemorrhagic stroke, and other complications. Keith was diagnosed with liver cancer a little over a year ago and has undergone treatment so he already had a lot of medical expenses.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist with medical bills.

Wisecarvers’ new song: God’s grace and mercy is all you need

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Arden, North Carolina (June 24, 2022) — Earlier this year, The Wisecarvers began releasing new music, which was long-awaited and eagerly anticipated by fans. Now, the Tennessee-based Gospel singing family is continuing to release more songs.

Following “Like This,” and “All I Got, All I Need,” the dynamic “When I Run To You” delivers another reminder that turning to God and Jesus when life’s troubles become too much will provide deep solace.

Chase Wisecarver — who wrote this song — sings lead, while Kaila and Dustin join in on harmonies. With just a dobro to offer a counterpoint to their vocals over a simmering, sparse yet rhythmic beginning, the song lifts as the vocal and instrumental arrangement becomes more layered, underlining the song’s positive message:

“Mountains start moving and grace breaks my fall
I find strength in battle when the giant stands mighty tall
When I’m not enough my cup runs over full of love
And I’m reminded what was done for me on Calvary yeah

When I run to you, I run to you Jesus
When I run when I run when I run to you
When I can’t see through the night gonna be alright
When I run, run, run to you”

“When I wrote this song I was thinking how as Christians, we know with any situation we can run to God and He will fix that situation. Still, even though we believe, we are human and often let fear chain us down so tightly that it feels impossible for us to get to Him,” says Chase. 

“But, all the while God is running to us with His grace and mercy. Whatever you face, He’s heading your way with everything you need!”

About The Wisecarvers
It seems like there’s always a song. One that reminds us of the mountain tops or the valleys, the laughter or the tears, the fight or the victory. The Wisecarvers want their music to be a soundtrack for the life of the listener. A soundtrack that draws each heart in deeper to the love and glory of the all-knowing, all-sufficient, all-powerful God – Music that will open the door for conviction, encouragement, worship, joy and praise. That is the ultimate purpose. That is their ultimate purpose – To sing a song that creates an atmosphere for salvation and miracles.  

Celebrating over a decade in ministry, Dove Award nominated group, The Wisecarvers, are becoming known as one of Christian music’s most dynamic groups. What started as singing a few songs at family reunions and local churches has now blossomed into a worldwide ministry, reaching not only the United States, but into Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Netherlands. This tight knit family has released a steady stream of chart topping singles, including originally penned songs “Turn Back Time” and “I Need You”, along with Singing News Top 10 radio hits “Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me” and “It Was Jesus!” With songwriting being such a large aspect of the group’s ministry, it allows them to share their personal stories and testimonies and draw from their individual experiences. 

The Wisecarvers were blessed with the distinct honor of being added to the talented roster of artists with renown Crossroads Music. This step opened up many new opportunities for the group as well as gaining them national radio attention. They have been invited to perform as Main Stage Artist at Southern Gospel’s largest gathering, the National Quartet Convention, and at Dolly Parton’s exciting theme park, Dollywood! However, you’ll find them most often at churches across the country, sharing the message that God has laid on their hearts. With a special emphasis on ministering to other families, they have hosted their annual “It’s A Family Thing” Smoky Mountain Weekend Getaway since 2015. The retreat provides a place for not only families, but couples, youth groups and friends to reconnect and refocus on their relationship with Christ. This event has become a staple of their ministry. ​

The group strives to be real with each audience – Real about life, the struggles we face, the heartaches we feel – And real about the faithfulness and power of our God that has never failed. When you see The Wisecarvers in concert their greatest desire is for you to leave having had a personal experience with Christ and the undeniable touch of His presence.

Greater Vision’s Jon Epley is now a Kentucky Colonel!

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Greater Vision’s Jon Epley, who was born and raised in Kentucky, was recently awarded a high honor from the Commonwealth. He said it was something he didn’t know was coming.

“A friend of mine had submitted my name to be a Kentucky Colonel. And I received the certificate the other day, and that was a really neat honor,” explained Epley.

Kentucky Colonels are appointed by the Governor of Kentucky, though the first Kentucky Colonel commission was granted to John Bowman by Governor Patrick Henry, Jr. of the Colony of Virginia. He was appointed to oversee creation of a government in Kentucky County on December 21, 1776 according to The Kentucky Colonelcy website.

The designation of Kentucky Colonel is a bit of a family tradition (that’s our description) for the Epley family. Jon’s grandfather was also an honorary Kentucky Colonel.

Listen for the latest song with Colonel Epley and the rest of Greater Vision “You Are My King” on Texas Gospel Canada.

11th Hour releases “Letters To Heaven”music video

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Arden, North Carolina (June 21, 2022) — Southern Gospel trio 11th Hour has released a music video for “Letters To Heaven,” the current single from their latest album, Anthem Of The Ages

The moving, emotional song tells of connecting with those we’ve lost.

‘Letters to Heaven’ came from the pen of three people (me, my husband, Garrett, and our buddy, Nathan Woodard) that were reminiscing about loved ones that have passed on,” says Amber Eppinette Saunders.

Garrett and I had our grandparents in mind at the time of writing the song but had no idea we’d end up losing a baby before recording it. It now has a brand new meaning to it. Just remember, the very one that your loved ones are in the presence of is the very one that’s holding you right now! We have hope, and we will see them again!”


Listen for Letters to Heaven on Texas Gospel Canada!

Big announcement from The Kingdom Heirs!

The Kingdom Heirs have some big news today!

The group’s tenor, Jacob Ellison got engaged over the weekend to girlfriend, Laynie.

No word yet on where or when, but I’m sure the new bride-to-be is very busy these days making arrangements.

We wish Jacob and Laynie the Best!

Listen for the group’s latest song “What You Could Never Get Over” throughout the day on Texas Gospel Canada!