Pisgah Ridge Recording Artists The Easter Brothers and The Harper Family Nominated in the 45TH Annual GMA Dove Awards

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Jared Easter No Comments

DoveAwards2014-300x250NASHVILLE, TN —TheGospel Music Association (GMA) announced the nominees for the 45thAnnual GMA Dove Awards. Artists received nominations in 42 categories for the awards which will be held Tuesday, October 7that Allen Arean on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and will air on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Artists on Pisgah Ridge (Crossroads Label Group) received nominations in theBluegrass Album of the Year category.

The Easter Brothers are nominated for I’D DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, which was produced by Jared Easter, Steve Schramm and Gerald Crabb. Earlier this year, the Easter Brothers were joined by Jeff and Sheri Easter for a star-studded event at the Sirius XM Music City Theater in Nashville to celebrate the release of the album.

Fans of the Easter Brothers eagerly anticipated the new collection from this legendary Gospel Bluegrass trio, their first in more than a decade. Russell, James, and Ed Easter are each accomplished song writers and have been ministering through their music for over 60 years. With decades of iconic recordings, special appearances, and numerous radio and television performances, this longstanding, hard-working music family is widely admired and respected throughout the country, bluegrass, and gospel industry.

The Easter Brothers have worked their way to legendary success in the gospel industry following humble beginnings in Mt. Airy, North Carolina in the 1930’s. These enduring artists have collectively written over 300 songs, which include gospel greats such as “They’re Holding Up the Ladder” and “Thank You Lord for Your Blessings on Me.” Both of these Dove Award winning classics highlight this very special new album.

The Harper Family is nominated for THROUGH IT ALL which was produced by Tim Surrett.THROUGH IT ALL is The Harper Family’s fifth release, their second on the Pisgah Ridge/Crossroads label. From the hills of the Ozarks in Missouri comes this modest, talented family, brimming with faith. The family consists of parents Gaylon and Katrina Harper. Dalton plays guitar and has a powerful voice. His songwriting skills show the deep spiritual side to his faith. Dillon plays mandolin and sings. Dillon is also an accomplished songwriter. Dillon is joined onstage by wife, Makeena, who is also from a musical family. “Baby sister,” Hannah shares amazing vocals that belie her youth.

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Absolutely Gospel Music Awards To Pay Tribute To The Easter Brothers

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by Jared Easter No Comments

20140414-200213.jpgNashville, TN (March 14, 2014) The Absolutely Gospel Music Awards is happening on April 15th at River of Life Church in Smyrna, TN. It will be a great night for many in Southern Gospel Music, but a special honor will be given to the ever popular Easter Brothers.

For over sixty years this trio of brothers have helped to forge a new frontier in Gospel music with their unique style. Some would call their style of singing ‘Bluegrass Gospel’, while others have termed it ‘Traditional Country Gospel’, but whatever you call it, call it good Gospel Music. Many of their songs were recorded by other groups and have become standards. Among them are “Thank You Lord For Your Blessings On Me,” “The Darkest Hour,” “They’re Holding Up The Ladder,” “He’s The Rock I’m Leaning On,” “Help Me Stand Lord,” “Jesus, You’ve Just Made My Day,” “Heart That Will Never Break Again,” “Please Don’t Tell My Daddy,” “Hand Me Downs” – all just a few of the hundreds of songs penned by the three brothers. Their songs will live on in the hearts and minds of Gospel Music lovers for many generations to come.

Deon Unthank, President of AbsolutlelyGospel.com stated “What an honor to recognize the Easter Brothers for over sixty years of success not just singing, but writing many songs that have become classics in the Gospel Music genre. What better way to forget about the IRS and your taxes than celebrating with the Easter Brothers.”

Many artists are contributing to this special tribute including Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Isaacs, Kelly Nelon, The Freemans, and special guests, bluegrass icons, Daily and Vincent.

For more information about the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration and reserved seating go to http://absolutelygospel.com or https://www.facebook.com/absolutelygospel .




The Easter Brothers Release first project in over a decade.

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by Jared Easter No Comments

 

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Bluegrass and Country Gospel legends The Easter Brothers return with their first release in over a decade.

After more than 60 years in music, the iconic Easter Brothers are better than ever and now introduce I’d Do It All Over Again on Pisgah Ridge Records.

Russell, James and Edd are legendary songwriters, writing enduring classics like “Thank You, Lord, for Your Blessings on Me” and “They’re Holding Up The Ladder.” I’d Do It All Over Again continues their tradition of great original songs performed at a level worthy of their legacy.

The leadoff track “Let the Hallelujahs Roll” takes off with the familiar and uplifting Easter Brothers Bluegrass sound. The album continues with many new songs from the three, like “You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover,” “The Lost Sheep,” the sentimental “The Good Ole Days,” and the classic-sounding “I Didn’t Leave Like I Came.”

I’ll Do It All Over Again welcomes you back to the Easter Brothers and is a fresh and vivid reminder of what has made them legends. You’ll be so glad they decided to do it all over again.

Available February 18, 2014 at Easter Brothers Online Store, Crossroads, iTunes and AmazonMP3.




Mayberry Days!

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by Jared Easter No Comments

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Join the Easter Brothers, Easter Family, and Jeff and Sheri Easter for our concert during Mayberry Days! Tickets available now at jeffandsherieaster.com




New Project

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Linda Thompson No Comments

The Easter Brothers are proud to announce the upcoming completion of our first brand new project in over a decade. The project is set to release sometime in early 2014, and will feature some brand new original music composed by the Easter Brothers and Dove Award winning gospel songwriter, Gerald Crabb. In addition to brand new material, the CD will also feature some Easter Brothers favorites from the past, recorded and presented in a brand new light. As we draw nearer to the projects release date, we will be sure to keep everyone updated as to the exact date it will be available. We’ve prayed for many years about doing this project, and our prayer is that it will bless all who hear it. God Bless you!




Welcome!

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Linda Thompson No Comments

Thanks for visiting our brand new website! We have been hard at work designing a new website that looked great, and would be easier for everyone to use. We hope you like what we have come up with! Please visit our tour page to find out when we’re coming to a city near you. We’d absolutely love to play your church or special event! Visit our contact page to inquire about booking the Easter Brothers. Also, stay tuned to our news page. We will be frequently posting and updating everyone on new product information, booking information, and even product giveaway contests. As you search throughout our site, we hope and pray that you find our love for The Lord to be evident and strong, and we pray that yours is too. If you would like to talk to someone today about God, salvation, healing, prayer requests, or anything in general, click on our contact page. We will be glad to help in any way we can. God Bless! We hope to see you on the road!