Jeff & Sheri Easter Receive Key to the City of Mt. Airy, NC During Inaugural Easter Brothers Hometown Festival


Mount Airy, NC – On April 22, 2023, Jeff & Sheri Easter received the Key to the City of Mount Airy, NC from Mayor Jon Cawley during the Inaugural Easter Brothers Hometown Festival held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.

The award was presented to the legendary duo in recognition of their contribution to the music industry and their unwavering support for their hometown of Mount Airy.

The Easter Brothers, a renowned family gospel group, have their roots deeply embedded in Mount Airy.

During the presentation, Mayor Jon Cawley stated, “Mount Airy, NC has been the home place to our share of famous entertainers such as Andy Griffith, Donna Fargo, and of course, the Easter Brothers. Jeff Easter has never forgotten his hometown and Jeff & Sheri Easter have continually sung the praises of Mount Airy, NC as they traveled the world. It was my honor to present Jeff and Sheri Easter a Key to the City as two of Mount Airy’s finest ambassadors.”

The Easter Brothers Hometown Festival celebrated the legacy of The Easter Brothers and featured live performances from various artists, food trucks, and activities for families.

Jeff Easter was thrilled to be a part of the festival and shared his excitement about the recognition. “Sheri and I were so honored to host the first annual Easter Brothers Hometown Festival! I’m so proud of my dad and his two brothers and the legacy they left. I’m so grateful for Mayor Jon Cawley. To be given the key to the city of my hometown, Mount Airy, North Carolina is a great honor, I am truly overwhelmed!”

The Key to the City is an honor given to distinguished individuals in recognition of their contribution to society or their hometown. Jeff & Sheri Easter were thrilled to receive this prestigious award, and they plan to continue to be ambassadors for Mount Airy, NC, and spread their love for gospel music to audiences worldwide.

James Easter taken to ICU with COVID-19

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James Easter of the Easter Brothers has been admitted to the ICU as he battles COVID-19 according to a statement released Tuesday by Daywind Records.

James is the father of Jeff Easter of Jeff and Sheri Easter. A post on their facebook page says, “Yesterday, they admitted our daddy, James, to the hospital because he tested positive for Covid. This morning, they are moving him to ICU so that he can get the best possible care. Through the years, we’ve witnessed thousands of benefits from collective prayer and we are asking this morning that you would join us in praying for him, for his healing, for his nurses’/doctors’ wisdom, for peace and strength. —Jeff and family”

An update from Jeff and Sheri says James’ wife Denise has also tested positive for COVID-19.

No other information has been released. Texas Gospel Canada will update this story as we learn more.