2023 GWFF ARTIST LINEUP

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Singer, songwriter, author, and humorist Mark Lowry is best known for penning the lyric to the Christmas classic “Mary Did You Know?” and singing baritone for the GRAMMY© Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band for many years.

Lowry, who’s entertained audiences since he was 11 years old, has a unique gift of communicating profound Biblical truths through music and storytelling.

His life’s work features a large catalog of diverse projects  including many videos, books, and CDs.

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The one consistent thing about life is change. Things around us are constantly changing. So when a group like Triumphant Quartet maintains consistency, it speaks volumes about whom they are and what all they have accomplished. Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication. The group has been that way since their beginnings in 2003, when the four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand. That popularity promoted the group in 2008, from singing daily at the theater, to touring nationally and performing in major concert venues, auditoriums and churches. It has also voted them the Fan Favorite Quartet in the Gospel Music field for the last several years, and each group member also being nominated for and receiving various awards. Triumphant Quartet has had multiple #1 songs and several others have climbed the Top 40 music charts. They have multiple songs and albums of the year as well, which contributed to their popularity. In 2019 Triumphant received a Dove award for their album YES, voted southern Gospel Album of the Year. They feel very blessed.

 Gospel music fans agree that the triumphant sound is distinctive, solid quartet singing, voting them fan favorite quartet for the past 12 consecutive years as well as Artist of the year the past 3 years. Triumphant excels in diversity, and also expands their musical borders to a wide variety of styles, that is enjoyed by church audiences and music lovers. When Triumphant takes the stage, the audience is entertained by the musical variety, the engaging personalities and a bond that is brought together by years of friendship. Audiences will find themselves smiling, laughing, crying, encouraged and uplifted. And most of all, they will walk away having had the Gospel Message presented to them in a powerful way, with a hope that many will receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ is the focus of Triumphant. He is the reason they sing. These four gentlemen are faithful as always and steadfast and true in their goal of giving their very best in all they do.

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Since December of 1990, Greater Vision has inspired audiences around the world with their rich vocal blend and their effective ability to communicate the message of the gospel.  They have established a firm place at the pinnacle of Christian music, becoming the most awarded trio in the history of Gospel music.

Gerald Wolfe, the group's founder, serves as Pianist and Emcee. Multi-Award-winning Songwriter, Rodney Griffin, sings the Lead part for the trio. Chris Allman, Gospel Music’s Favorite Tenor, and also a prolific songwriter, sings Tenor. Jon Epley is the newest member of the group having joined April of 2017 as the Baritone singer. He is also a songwriter.

Greater Vision appears regularly on the InTouch television program, hosted by Dr. Charles Stanley. They also appear on the Gaither Gospel Video Series. Gerald also served as a co-host on Bill Gaither's syndicated "Homecoming Radio" Show, for several years, which was heard weekly on almost 3000 radio stations around the world, as well as on satellite radio. One of their most recent endeavors is as a part of the very popular "Gospel Music Hymn Sing" DVDs and coinciding GMHS events across the USA.

Greater Vision's latest recording, "The Journey,” celebrates the group’s more than 30 years of ministry, with 5 new songs, penned by Rodney Griffin, Chris Allman, and Jon Epley, and completely new recordings of 8 “Greater Vision Classics.” The new project was produced by Gerald Wolfe and Trey Ivey, and is distributed by Daywind Records.

More than 175 times every year, Greater Vision presents the Gospel, through music, in a way that has endeared them to audiences around the world.

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Michael, Buddy, and Jim love Southern Gospel music.  They believe it touches the soul and offers encouragement and hope.  By singing and ministering to audiences through word and song, these gentlemen are fulfilling God’s call on their lives.

Heritage:  Ron Booth Sr., Ronnie and Michael Booth’s father, immersed his sons in Southern Gospel music during the time he sang with the Rebel’s Quartet and other musical groups.  They sang with their father as “Ron Booth and the Booth Brothers” until 1998 when Ron Sr., or PawPaw, as he is affectionately known to his grandchildren, left the road.  Ronnie and Michael renamed the group and continued on as “The Booth Brothers”.  Paul Lancaster joined the group in 2014 to replace Jim Brady and Buddy Mullins replaced Ronnie in 2021 when he left the group to spend time with his family – especially his grandchildren!  In 2021 after suffering the loss of his beloved wife as well as his brother, Paul Lancaster announced that he was leaving the group to focus on his family.   As He always does, God provided the perfect person to step in as Paul stepped out, in Jim Brady.  Jim will still continue the successful music and ministry he and wife Melissa have, but will return to the group beginning in 2022.  The harmonies, which have been a trademark of the Booth Brothers, are continuing with the outstanding vocal abilities of Michael, Buddy, and Jim

Present:  Michael, Buddy, and Jim are deeply committed to musical excellence yet have a greater desire to impact the hearts of those listening to their music.  Refreshing humor, inspiring songs, and encouraging words are embedded in every concert.  This trio, collectively and individually, has been acknowledged as one of the finest in the business having received many awards over the years, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Trio of the Year, Male Group of the Year, and Best Live Performers among other awards.  Although the group is grateful for the recognition of their work, their aspiration is for all honor and glory to be God’s alone.

Legacy:  Michael, Buddy, and Jim do not know when they will no longer climb on the bus and travel the highways to meet and minister to people.  They do know, however, that until that day comes, they will continue their mission of proclaiming that Jesus Christ is the only way to achieve salvation and eternal life and they will never cease announcing to the world that He is the only One who can give the peace and comfort they desire.

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Since 2006, multi-award winning and multi-Dove Award nominated recording artist Tribute Quartet has become one of the country’s most dynamic, beloved and sought after male quartets in all of gospel music. Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Gus Gaches, and Ian Owens have proven to possess a combination of musical talent, warm and engaging personalities, and a focus that has kept them on the path to continued success since their inception.

In an ever-changing musical climate, Tribute has remained steadfast in their goal to make music that is both timely and relevant to the current musical scene and their fan base while propelling their mission to share the Hope of the Gospel. With a career that has already spanned the U.S., as well as several foreign countries, Tribute continues to shine a Light into a world in need of truth, hope, love and healing.

With several awards and number 1 songs to their credit, Tribute’s music continues to inspire and encourage generations of believers. With their passion for this music and the message it brings, this team is dedicated to a quality presentation of communication through the art of gospel quartet music.

Fans, peers, and industry insiders agree Tribute brings a breath of fresh air to Gospel Music.

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Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 60 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land at the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.

Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Dean and his wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, in addition to numerous industry and fan honors; and she has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean’s wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, The Greenes. She is noted for the excitement she brings to any live performance, and her unmistakable, rafter-ringing soprano vocals have taken The Hoppers to new heights for many years.

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Daywind recording artist Joseph Habedank is a GRAMMY® nominated, Dove Award winning singer/songwriter and has been named Gospel Music’s Favorite Soloist by way of the Singing News Fan Awards for three consecutive years (2019, 2018, 2017). Joseph has a unique and equally powerful testimony that has been featured on FoxNews.com's Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. He has shared his songs in some of America's greatest churches and venues, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta, The Grand Ole Opry, and the historic Ryman Auditorium. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut solo release, Welcome Home, he was awarded Singing News Magazine’s New Soloist of the Year in 2014. His sophomore release, Resurrection, was the first album released by a solo artist to receive the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the year and garnered his first GRAMMY® nomination for Roots Gospel Album of the year in 2018. His current release, Deeper Oceans, has recently been nominated for Southern Gospel Album of the Year at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards and includes his first number one single, Shame On Me. Additionally, Joseph was awarded Young Artist of the Year in 2009 by the fans of Gospel Music and Songwriter of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011, 2018 and 2019. His songs have been recorded by Country and Gospel artists such as: Reba McEntire (“Sing It Now”), Restless Heart, Dailey and Vincent, The Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, Triumphant Quartet, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, The Hoppers, and many more. He has co-written five #1 songs and has been nominated for 11 GMA Dove Awards. Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, TN with his wife, Lindsay.

In an ever-changing musical climate, Tribute has remained steadfast in their goal to make music that is both timely and relevant to the current musical scene and their fan base while propelling their mission to share the Hope of the Gospel. With a career that has already spanned the U.S., as well as several foreign countries, Tribute continues to shine a Light into a world in need of truth, hope, love and healing.

With several awards and number 1 songs to their credit, Tribute’s music continues to inspire and encourage generations of believers. With their passion for this music and the message it brings, this team is dedicated to a quality presentation of communication through the art of gospel quartet music.

Fans, peers, and industry insiders agree Tribute brings a breath of fresh air to Gospel Music.

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Liberty Quartet is a Gospel group based in the West celebrating God's faithfulness and over 25 years of ministry. The members of Liberty are Royce Mitchell, bass; Paul W. Ellis, lead; Philip Batton, tenor; Will Arasmith, baritone; and Doran Ritchey, piano/baritone. Liberty Quartet maintains a full-time concert schedule as they travel many miles ministering in performances for church services, large conventions, nursing homes, prisons, and other ministries. Their mission is to provide a music ministry that impacts our culture for Christ. They strive to expand their ministry while scripturally maintaining integrity, excellence, and family. The guys cherish the opportunity to connect with people and make new friends wherever they go. While featuring everything from high-energy performances to moments of contemplation, Liberty Quartet always leads the congregation in an incredible concert of worship. Their ministry bridges all generations, bringing enjoyment to traditional and contemporary venues.