The Talleys announce new series,Messages To Treasure: A Live Anthology

SPECIAL: CROSSROADS RECORDS

Arden, North Carolina (January 27, 2023) — With the success of a monthly series of live performance recordings by The Talleys released by Horizon Records in the wake of Debra and Roger Talley’s 2020 retirement, it became clear that fans were still hungry for the beloved gospel trio’s musical message of hope and salvation. Now, the group has returned to the vaults once more to bring listeners a new series under the title, Messages To Treasure: A Live Anthology from The Talleys. Featuring live versions of their biggest and best-loved hit songs, the series will be available exclusively on streaming platforms.

To launch Messages To TreasureThe Talleys have chosen a song that reflects on the universal essence of the Christian gospel: “Jesus Saves.”  

“When we were traveling as part of the Gaither Homecoming tour,” Roger recalls, “one of our favorite artists on the tour was the funny and supremely talented Stephen Hill. One afternoon he climbed up on our bus and said, ‘I want you to hear a song I just finished’ and he played and sang ‘Jesus Saves.’ We immediately loved the music and lyrics. We recorded it, and it quickly became a favorite in our concerts because it simply states the main tenet of our salvation: Redemption through the blood of Jesus. It rose to #1 on the Singing News chart in both April and May of 2004.”

Starting with Debra’s emotive opening verse, the song’s arrangement unfolds to support the simplicity of the lyric, which uses the title as a joyously insistent refrain, adding Roger’s and Lauren’s voices in turn as the full trio delivers the inspirational chorus:

Hallelujah, I’m redeemed
I’ve been pardoned full and free
All because the Blood still sings
Jesus saves, Jesus saves

As it proceeds, the arrangement diversifies, shifting rhythms and vocal arrangements to alternate between moments of majesty and meditation before reaching its final distillation, repeating the first and last lines of the chorus. It’s an inspiring performance that listeners will not only appreciate on its own terms, but as a harbinger of more music still to come from The Talleys.

The Healer in the Grave earns The Talleys a #1 spot on our December Southern Gospel Chart

David Ingram & Jeff Turner, Texas Gospel Volunteers

The powerful voice of Lauren Talley, an up-tempo sound and lyrics co-written by Lauren, Kenna West and Lee Black have brought The Healer in the Grave to the #1 spot on our top 20 list this month. The complete list is at the bottom of this page. The song ends 2020 on an upbeat for the Talleys in spite of COVID-19 and other issues that have made the year one of the most challenging.

The Talleys announced early in 2020 that they would retire as a touring group at the end of the year. This marks the close to a 24-year stretch of Gospel concerts. We’re hoping for some more studio releases from the Talleys and looking forward to new solo music from Lauren.

Here is the January 2021 Texas Gospel Canada Top 20:

1The healer in the graveThe TalleysHorizon/Crossroads
2Made rightKaren Peck and New RiverDaywind/New Day
3Better off thereThe BrownsStowTown/Provident-Sony
4Great God AlmightyThe SoundNew Day Records/New Day
5Leavin’The LittlesIndependent
6Your help is on the wayJason CrabbDaywind/New Day
7Look at all I lostThe Old PathsSonlite/Crossroads
8Mountain top for meThe Crabb FamilyDaywind/New Day
9Three men on a mountainErnie Haase & Signature SoundStowTown/Provident-Sony
10I know Him better nowJim Brady TrioDaywind/New Day
11Sing joy to the worldSacred HarmonyDream Big!
12The lambCollingsworth FamilyStowTown/Provident-Sony
13Hallelujah HomecomingWilburn and WilburnDaywind/New Day
14JordanNelonsDaywind/New Day
15A wretch like meLauren TalleyHorizon/Crossroads
16Just drink the waterThe Kingdom HeirsSonlite/Crossroads
17Never a timeThe PerrysStowTown/Provident-Sony
18Eye of the stormTriumphant QuartetStowTown/Provident-Sony
19Hope for the worldJordan Family BandSkyland/Crossroads
20This side of HeavenMichael BoothDaywind/New Day