Poet Voices #1 on Texas Gospel Canada chart

The members of Poet Voices have been singing Southern Gospel Music as a group since the quartet was formed by lead singer Phil Cross in 1991. According to the group’s Facebook page, its identity was strongly tied to the writing of Phil Cross and the group’s sound was considered, “progressive” at the time.

Poet Voices is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and although performances have been slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the group recently recorded at Daystar Television Network for an episode of Gospel Music Showcase.

The group recently created a video of their latest song “I rest assured” for those who cannot go to a gospel show due to the corona virus threat. The video was made using social distance meeting software.

“I rest assured” continues to inspire audiences over the radio and online and takes the number one spot on the Mid-July Texas Gospel Canada Top 20.

Here is the Mid-July Texas Gospel Canada Top 20:

1 I rest assured Poet Voices
2 House of God Taylors
3 I see revival Crabb Family
4 The God I serve Karen Peck & New River
5 I will glory in the story Austin & Ethan Whisnant
6 Can I get a witness The Sound
7 When God says wait Browders
8 It never gets old Perrys
9 I believe the book Legacy Five
10 Walking through fire Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
11 When I turn to you Jason Crabb
12 Preacher’s daughter Pardoned
13 If God pulled back the curtain Nelons
14 Glorious God Lauren Talley
15 A song to remind you Steeles
16 The Healer hasn’t lost His touch Tribute Quartet
17 Days like this Martins
18 Love like I’m leaving Gaither Vocal Band
19 God has provided Himself a Lamb Mark Trammell Quartet
20 Keep on living Eric Horner

 

The Perrys ‘It Never Gets Old’ is #1 on this month’s Texas Gospel Canada chart

A group with a five-decade history of traveling and singing Southern Gospel has the number one spot on the Mid-June Texas Gospel Canada Top 20.

The Perrys started out in Dawsonville, Georgia, USA with brother and sisters Randy, Libbi and Debbie in 1970. They sang as a trio in their early years, then expanded in the 80s with the addition of bass singer Tracy Stuffle and later soprano Denise Henton. Tracy Stuffle sang with the group until his death in 2018.

The group’s latest song is It Never Gets Old from their Keep Movin’ Along project. It has become a favorite among listeners and has risen to the top spot on this month’s chart based on airplay.

Here is the Mid-June Texas Gospel Canada Top 20:

1 It never gets old The Perrys
2 Can I get a witness The Sound
3 The God I serve Karen Peck and New River
4 I see revival Crabb Family
5 I believe the book Legacy Five
6 If God pulled back the curtain The Nelons
7 When I turn to you Jason Crabb
8 Glorious God Lauren Talley
9 A song to remind you The Steeles
10 Yes Triumphant Quartet
11 I will glory in the story Austin and Ethan Whisnant
12 Nothing at all HighRoad
13 That little crowded room Tim Menzies
14 Learning to dance in the rain Jeff & Sheri Easter
15 I rest assured Poet Voices
16 House of God Taylors
17 God has provided Himself a Lamb Mark Trammell Quartet
18 Love like I’m leaving Gaither Vocal Band
19 After the storm Erwins
20 Love don’t 11th Hour

 

New song of encouragement from Cana’s Voice

Jeff Turner

A new song sent to radio stations this morning by Cana’s Voice speaks to those times when, for whatever reason, life feels hopeless and we are tempted to give up instead of persevering in prayer.

“At Midnight” is a song of encouragement written by veteran song writers Jeff Bumgardener, Laura Blankenship and Wayne Haun.  “At Midnight” comes from the Cana’s Voice project Don’t Wanna Miss This. Wayne said he hopes the song’s message helps some to hang on through these challenging times.

The members of Cana’s Voice are known for their solo work. Jody McBayer, TaRanda Green and Doug Anderson. Together, their voices blend for the unique sound heard in the single.

Listen for “At Midnight” along with your favorite Southern Gospel songs throughout the day on Texas Gospel Canada!

StowTown Records Announces Debut Release From The Kramers

SPECIAL FROM STOWTOWN RECORDS

Nashville, TN (May 8, 2020) – StowTown Records has announced the release of a brand new recording from one of gospel music’s most gifted musical families, The Kramers. The Hope of All Tomorrows marks the group’s debut recording under the StowTown umbrella. The recording features live orchestrations and was produced by multi-award winning producer/arranger, Wayne Haun.

Since 1995, Scott and Rachel Kramer have enjoyed a full-time ministry that has allowed them the opportunity to share the Gospel throughout North America and internationally. In 2014, they were joined by their daughter Maria. Three years later, son-in-law, Ben Wolfe, became a member of the musical family. Like the Kramers, Ben comes from a rich musical heritage as his father is Gerald Wolfe of Greater Vision.

The Hope of All Tomorrows offers listeners a rich variety and effectively exhibits the group’s ability to present a diverse range of musical stylings that are certain to be embraced by music lovers of all ages. The recording includes moving ballads, as well as upbeat melodies and powerful songs of worship, each complemented by creative and inspiring orchestrations masterfully created by talented producer Wayne Haun. “For many years now, we’ve admired the music production work of Wayne Haun,” states Scott Kramer, “and it’s been a tremendous blessing to have him produce our latest project. Wayne brings a wealth of creative talent to the table, including great musicianship, songwriting, orchestral arranging, vocal production and the incredible ability to write studio charts for many of the world’s greatest musicians. From the beginning, Wayne encouraged our family through every step of the production process. The Hope of All Tomorrows is by far our best family project to date, and it’s largely due to God working in a mighty way through our dear friend, Wayne Haun!”

“When you are in the studio with great songs and talented singers, the creative juices easily flow,” Haun shares, “and it’s all evident from the downbeat of the first song to the final note. I love the musical versatility we created for this project. All four singers are unique musicians individually, but somehow the collaboration just clicks. I think that comes from the years of good training and honing their craft and God-given talent…family harmony in its best form.”

The Hope of All Tomorrows features nine selections, including the debut single “Water Walker,” which is currently climbing up radio airplay charts nationwide. “From the moment we first heard the demo for the song, we knew we wanted to sing it,” Maria Kramer Wolfe shares. “It features an upbeat and catchy melody with a greatly encouraging message! We always look forward to sharing the song live, and we’re excited to say it’s our latest release to radio. Written by Wendy Ferguson and Rachel McCutcheon, ‘Water Walker’ reminds us God is always at work in our lives and, with every test we face, He is strengthening our faith. Our God is always faithful to lead and guide in our journey to become more like Him!”

The Kramers have been presenting the Gospel in song for 25 years. With The Hope of All Tomorrows, the musical team of Scott, Rachel, Maria and Ben soars to new heights.