Sunday, August 4, 2019
“The Joneses” are a family group based in Wheelersburg, Ohio with roots in the Gaither Homecoming Events The group is made up of Joy Jones (49), her son Ryan Jones (22), and Daniel Spriggs (21)! The Joneses are blessed to travel as a family group. Ministry is a passion for them, which is evident in their performances. God’s anointing is a major emphasis in all their lives and love ministering to people and experiencing God’s presence in a powerful way!
The group has been blessed to be a part of National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN for the past six years, and will be a part of 2019’s Friday night program. They have also experienced God’s favor in radio. The first single release from their first CD in 2013 (Come On, Come On) broke into the Singing News Top 80 at #58. The Joneses were also featured on Daystar Television’s “Gospel Music Showcase” hosted by Guy Penrod. The show will air in the spring of 2019. They are also looking forward to an upcoming interview with Paul Heil to be a “featured artist” on “The Gospel Greats.” 2019 will also bring about a partnership with Salem Media Group which will include an appearance at Dollywood, along with a corporate promotional plan.
The group recently signed with Song Garden Music Group, with Gus Gaches (Tribute Quartet) as director. The new project reflects the group’s vein of music with an appeal to a younger audience, while at the same time appealing to the older demographic. Ryan penned three of the songs on the new project including the title cut “Good Things.” God has anointed Ryan with the gift of writing songs, which is a tremendous blessing. The group is excited about multiple upcoming radio releases from the project. The group is known for its strategic execution of a musical blend appealing to all ages.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Brian Free & Assurance
Brian Free is undeniably the most recognizable southern gospel tenor of our generation. Since 1982, he has been at the forefront of southern gospel music since first joining Gold City Quartet, then moving on to form his own group. Gospel music has always been Brian’s first love, and fans have responded to his music by honoring him and the group at the Dove Awards for Southern Gospel Performance of the Year, “Say Amen,” in 2014 as well as “Long As I got King Jesus” in 2006. Brian Free and Assurance has also made a number of notable television appearances, including TBN, Gospel Music Channel, Prime Time Country (TNN), Hee Haw (CBS), The “Today Show” (NBC), 27 of the “Gaither Video” series. In the summer of 2014, BFA was chosen by BBC to represent Elvis Presley’s love of Gospel Music on That’s Alright Mama, a Tribute to Elvis Presley with his arrangement of “Peace in the Valley.”
These accolades show the consistent response to BFA’s music, how God has used them, and how he will continue to use them. While the guys all come from different backgrounds, they all agree on one thing, and that is to use their God-given abilities to take the message of Jesus Christ to everyone they can.
The mission of Brian Free and Assurance is to lift up Jesus Christ through their music, see souls come to know the Lord as Savior and Be an encouragement to Believers across the nation and abroad. They believe in helping others grow in their walk with the Lord by forming exhorting relationships with their fans and investing in them at concerts. Everything is done for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. Brian, Bill, and Mike are passionate about their calling and they are unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.