2021 Line Up
For Jeff and Sheri, gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA. As members of acclaimed musical families—Jeff’s father is one of the Easter Brothers and Sheri’s mother is a member of The Lewis Family.
Jeff & Sheri have been nominated for numerous Dove Awards and won six. They’ve also received two career Grammy nominations, and Sheri has been named the Singing News Favorite Alto eleven times, &
the Singing News Female Vocalist four times. In 2012 Sheri received Alto of the Year by the National Quartet Convention's first annual awards. Jeff & Sheri’s wall of awards also include three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association, nine Voice Awards for Female Artist, five Voice Awards for Song/Single of the Year, two Voice Awards for Christian Country Group, four SGM Fan Fair/USGN awards, seven SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards, and three Cash Box awards. They have also participated in the Gaither Homecoming Video Series since 1993, which has sold over 15 million units.
Worth the Wait Trio
This mother-daughter trio from Alabama originally consisted of three sisters called the Matthews Sisters. The sisters started an impromptu performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in line at a store one day and an onlooker posted a video of it that went viral. The video catapulted them to popularity and has helped them start booking local gigs. Once the oldest sister, Sadie, left the group to care for her newborn son, their mom took her place and the trio became Worth the Wait.
With a near immediate 4 chair turn on the latest season of NBC's The Voice, Worth the Wait wowed audiences everywhere with their incredible harmonies. they love the Florida Panhandle and visit often. We are excited to welcome them to Calhoun County for Big River Gospel Fest 2021.
Since the summer of 1987, UNDIVIDED has answered the call of God upon our lives by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through music. In a musical style ranging from New Southern Gospel to Inspirational Praise & Worship, we have been privileged to minister throughout the southeastern United States. To our many friends and family who have encouraged, supported and prayed for us over the years, THANK YOU for your faithfulness and friendship. In reality, your effect on this ministry cannot be put into these two words to adequately express the deep love we have for you, or the joy we experience each time we are together. Our mission is to help people realize
the fundamental truth that our relationships with family, friends, and Jesus Christ are the
most important foundations of life. This is God’s desire for us…that when we strive each day to help one another and share the good news of Christ, at the end of the day we can rest knowing that, no matter where we are, as Christ-followers we are never apart!
The Gospel Imperials
The Gospel Imperials were established in late 1983, with members: Mr Thomas Holman Sr., Mr. Micheal Petty and Mr. Darnell Farrow. they recruited musicians and started song ministries. Throughout the years members have come and gone, but the ministry did not stop with the lead singer Mr. Thomas Holman's determination, commitment and prayers. Current members are Mr. Holman, his son Mr. Thomas Holman Jr. and Mr. Archie King.
The Gospel Imperials have earned many awards throughout their many years of performing including...2002 BEST CONTEMPORARY GROUP AWARD; 2004 song of the year GOODBYE WORLD; 2004 MATTIE MOSS CLARK PIONEER AWARD; 2005 QUALITY MUSIC AWARD; 2007 SICKLE-CELL AWARD; 2012 NACCP AWARD; 2016 ALABAMA HALL of FAME AWARD and 2018 honorary of the GMWA.
They have been on the platform with many Legendary Artists such as Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC 's, The Williams Brothers, The Canton Spirituals, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and many more.
The Gospel Imperials have a unique sound that compares to no other, or in gospel music. In 2003 the group signed with MARS Record of Gibson
MS; 2004 released Move Satan CD, that hit the charts and captivated the attention of gospel music lovers everywhere.
One of the songs on the 2004 release “Heavy Load” reached the Top 30 Countdown on Huntsville #1 Gospel Station WEUP.
In 2007 the group signed with Lowrush Music in Social Circle Ga, released their 2nd project Heaven. Thereafter the group signed with Humility Music in 2014, Mr Glen Stevenson EP of Rome GA. and released 3rd project “ Do It For Me”. They are currently working to release their next project.
The Music of the Gospel Imperials can be purchased on Amazon and Itunes.
The Thompsons consist of two brothers and their families. a second generation of singers. Today, they travel just as two families playing their own instruments. Tim plays lead guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo. Kirk plays bass guitar. AJ, Kirk and Shirley's son, plays drums. All of the group members sing at some point in a concert to make up a wide variety of sounds from a country flavor to a contemporary Christian praise and worship sound. Kirk's wife, Shirley, runs sound for the group from the audience for a best blend and volume. We have recently added Gary Golden on piano and doing some vocals. Most importantly. we want you to be touched by the words of the songs and see God work in our lives as ministers of the gospel.