Gerald Wolf speaks about singing for small crowds

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Sunday night was a little different for Greater Vision. Gerald Wolfe explained with a post on Facebook Sunday evening.

“Tonight, we sang to the smallest crowd we’ve had in probably twenty years. It was a real blessing to see how The Lord used the evening, and the songs, to minister to those who were there. Afterward, I was encouraged again the comments I heard in the hallway. Once again, like many times before, I was reminded… Ministry is not about the “number,” it’s about the individual… The one God puts you in front of, at the right time, to share the word, or the song, they need to hear, to let them know God hasn’t forgotten them, and He has a purpose for them… and for you… and for me.”

Kris Erwin to have surgery following accident

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Be in prayer for Kris Erwin of The Erwins. Saturday night he was loading product in the bus when the bay door slammed shut on his left hand, wedging it between an equipment box and the door. Kris suffered four broken bones in his hand.

He is scheduled to undergo surgery this Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Central.

We definitely will be praying for a full recovery for Kris. This injury is especially tough as he plays piano, and that is currently in jeopardy.

StowTown Records Announces New Christmas Release From The Kramers

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Nashville, TN (November 4, 2022) – Just before the Holiday season kicks into high gear, StowTown Records has announced the release of a brand new Christmas recording from talented musical family, The Kramers. Simply titled, Christmas, the recording marks the group’s debut Christmas album and their third release from StowTown.

Christmas allows multi-award winning producer/arranger, Wayne Haun to collaborate once again with The Kramers to produce a recording that truly captures the excitement and wonder of Christmas. With angelic harmonies and masterful arrangements, this 10-song musical work of art combines worshipful vocals with stellar instrumentation to create a bit of Christmas “magic” for each listener. Wayne shares, “Recording this album was a definite highlight of the year. The Kramers are always open to fresh ideas and they allow me to think outside the box to find new ways to tell the greatest story ever told. Collaborating with Trey IveyBrian Eads and David Clydesdale just put the icing on the Christmas cookie!”

For more than two decades, Scott and Rachel Kramer have shared the Gospel message in song throughout the world. Over the past few years, they have been joined by their daughter, Maria, and son-in-law, Ben Wolfe, to create the rich diversity that has made them favorites among listeners of all ages. With this new release, The Kramers will no doubt increase their fan base, as the recording captures the true spirit of Christmas with traditional carols, modern classics and brand new songs that are sure to become holiday favorites.

Christmas includes standards like “There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays,” “Feliz Navidad,” “O Holy Night,” and “Mary, Did You Know?” as well as “Carol Celebration,” a medley of familiar and beloved Christmas hymns. Additionally, the project offers several new songs, including “All You Are,” their hit single released last year, and “These Are The Gifts I Bring,” a reminder of the true meaning of the season, written by group founder, Scott Kramer.

The very first Christmas celebration occurred when the heavenly host appeared proclaiming “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” With Christmas, The Kramers offer each listener the opportunity to experience a similar celebration as they proclaim the glorious message of Christ’s birth.

Christmas is distributed by Provident/Sony and is available on all digital platforms worldwide, and wherever fine Christian music is sold, including christianbook.com and amazon.com.

Christmas Track List:
All You Are
Alleluia To The Newborn King
Carol Celebration (Hark! The Herald Angles Sing/Angels We Have Heard On High/The First Noel/O Come, All Ye Faithful)
Heaven’s Child
Feliz Navidad
(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
In The First Light
Mary, Did You Know?
O Holy Night
Son Of David
These Are The Gifts I Bring

Jason Crabb unwraps Christmas Musical project

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 28, 2022) – Two-Time GRAMMY® winner and 22-time GMA Dove Award winner Jason Crabb unwraps Christmas joy as he releases Miracle In A Mangerspreading holiday cheer and bringing focus to the true reason for the season. 

The new project, released on Red Street Records, is available now to download, stream and purchase on CD and vinyl.

Jason’s power-packed vocals are backed by intricate instrumentation and lush orchestral arrangements – all recorded with live strings, woodwind and brass.

Miracle In A Manger kicks off with the rollicking “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and takes the listener through a Christmas journey full of timeless treasures and a few new ‘sure-to-be’ Christmas classics, including the contemplative “Who Could’ve Dreamed,” and beloved songs, “Let It Snow,” “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “O Holy Night,” and more.

Helmed by GRAMMY®-winning producer Jay DeMarcus, owner of Red Street Records and member of Rascal Flatts, the LP was produced alongside Kevin Rooney (Tauren Wells, Zach Williams, Danny Gokey, Crowder,) and the late Tim Akers (Reba McEntire, CeCe Winans), who passed away recently from cancer. This was Akers’ final project and includes the last songs he wrote.

Jason Crabb says: “I have long admired the musical talent of Tim Akers. From the moment I heard his recordings and arrangements, I knew he had a special gift. Never in a million years did I dream that I would become a friend of his, and to have the opportunity to work with him on this project was truly an honor I can hardly describe. Little did I, or anyone, know that this Christmas project would be Tim’s last project. Thank you, Tim, for sharing your heart and soul in these recordings!”

Jay DeMarcus, owner of Red Street Records, says: “This album is Jason at his finest. Families will enjoy this timeless collection of Christmas songs for many years to come. It continues to be such an honor to work with one of the most talented singers ever.”

“When I signed to Red Street, Jay asked me what I wanted to do. Immediately, I told him a Christmas project was a life-long dream of mine,” Crabb shares. “I hope this Christmas project will stand the test of time. I hope my grandkids will listen to this one day and be proud of what Grandpa did.”

Crabb also penned two songs on this project, the title track “Miracle In A Manger,” written with DeMarcus and Akers, and “Being Home For Christmas,” written with Caleb & Jordan Ward and the legendary Don Koch. 

The moving ballad, “Miracle In A Manger,” focuses on the season’s true meaning with Crabb reflecting through song, “It’s a miracle in a manger, nothing more sacred, nothing is stranger. Hope for the world, the promised Savior, a miracle there in a manger.”

“I had a blast writing and recording these songs,” said Crabb. “Even though it was 100 degrees outside when we recorded, we bumped the air down as low as it would go and immersed ourselves in the music.”

“Being Home For Christmas,” which celebrates the joys of family over the commercialized Christmas season, is sure to be a standout. “This song feels just like a warm blanket, cozied up by the fire with your family,” says Crabb. “It just feels good! It’s one of my favorite tracks on the project.”

Crabb puts his own signature spin on two newly-beloved Christmas classics, welcoming special guest Iveth Luna on the perennial holiday tune, “Tennessee Christmas,” made popular and written by Amy Grant, along with delivering an emotive, vocally excellent performance of “Mary, Did You Know?,” written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene.

Crabb will support the project through an upcoming Christmas tour and multiple television appearances throughout the holiday season.

Spotlight: Fields of Grace

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Nashville, TN (October 27, 2022) Popular Candler, North Carolina-based trio, Fields of Grace, is in the midst of some exciting blessings for its ministry. The trio was just awarded a Diamond Award for “Sunrise Trio of the Year,” they have a brand new member with an awesome story to tell, and they are preparing to go into the studio with Les Butler to begin working on a new album under the Family Music Group/REAL Southern Gospel Records label.

Les Butler states, “I have been the radio promoter for Fields of Grace for several years. From that platform, we have built a very strong relationship. I believe in them; they believe in me. Our next goal is to produce an album that will be a benchmark album for their career. This will be released on the REAL Southern Gospel Records label”

Butler continued, “These are exciting times for FMG and Fields of Grace. They are experiencing great radio airplay, award nominations and wins, and a datebook that gets more full each day. Jesus is coming and it’s time that we get about the Father’s business and that’s exactly what we plan to do!”

FOG manager, Joe Belcher, gave this comment, “We are excited to announce that we have begun the process of working on a new project to be released in 2023 with Les and his team. Expect the same “foggy” sound that seeks to lift up our Savior and encourage our listeners. We are grateful to be entering this next phase of ministry with Les Butler. It has always been our goal to prayerfully seek out songs to release to radio that would touch hearts. Les shares that vision and has always encouraged us to pray for the “Favor of God.” These goals will continue to be our focus as we seek to “expand our borders” for the Lord in 2023.”

Fields of Grace new member, Neely Bennett, is 21 years old and lives in Candler, NC. She is the daughter of a third-generation pastor and is very involved in the music ministry at her church, Cane Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She has also sung previously with New Hope Bluegrass Gospel Group.   Neely stated in a recent interview, “Singing for the Lord has always been something near and dear to my heart because I know I got it from Him. Joining Fields of Grace is truly a blessing in my life. I was at a point where I was unsure of my future and I was praying for God to give me something I could do for him. I remember praying, “God if you will just set something in my path, I will not hesitate and I will be all in.” Less than a week later I received a call with an answer to prayer that Fields of Grace was looking for a member. From the moment I met them, I knew that this is where God wants me. It really was all in God’s perfect time.” Neely gives credit to the Lord for opening this door, and to her friend, Jacob Ellison, with the Kingdom Heirs for recommending her to Fields of Grace.