Childhood memories and a significant milestone for Sunday Drive’s Jeff Treece are some of the reasons the group decided to re-release a popular song from four decades ago.
“The older I get the more I reminisce about the good old days,” said Treece as he told the story about bringing back the 1979 song Born Again.
“One of the biggest years in my life was 1979. In 1979 I started two journeys. As a child I gave my heart to my Lord and Savior and I started playing the piano for my family group called Cedar Ridge,” he said.
Cedar Ridge formed in the early 60’s. Jeff continued with the family group through the 90’s. Their last project (or at least the last one in the Texas Gospel library) is Still Blessed, released in 1996. That recording was made made 17 years after very young Jeff Treece began playing piano for Cedar Ridge and learning what it means to be a part of a long-lived gospel group.
“I was young and not very good on the piano, but mom and dad let me grow into the position.”
This is where Born Again came into play as gospel music began to make significant changes in Treece’s life.
“It (Born Again) really touched my heart because I had just been born again. I would sit at the piano and sing as loud as I could _I’m so glad that I’ve been born again_! When we were recording the “A Million Miles” record I realized I had been saved for 40 years and I asked Misty if she would bring back the old hit.”
Jeff said they have received correspondence from people thanking them for re-recording the classic song. Listen for Born Again throughout the broadcast day on Texas Gospel Canada!