The Lewis Family retires. See story below Upcoming Local Events.
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS:
Oakman, May 25-The Bruce Weeks Family Band at the Oakman Bluegrass Festival
Nicholson, May 28-Songs Of Praise Minisries, Freddie Smith at Beauchamp’s at 6 p.m.
Bowdon, May 29-Anointed Witness, The Emmaus Road Quartet at Copeland Hall at 7 p.m.
Cedartown, May 29-The Garner Family at Valley View Baptist Church Talent Show at 7 p.m.
Dial, May 29 – Jun. 8-The Bruce Weeks Family Band at Toccoa Valley Campground
Lula, May 29-The Anchormen, Glorybound, The Homeland Boys at Jaemor Farms at 7 p.m.
Canton, May 30-Glorybound at Rock of Ages Baptist at 6 p.m.
Cartersville, May 30-The Watchers at Autumn Years at 3 p.m.
Dahlonega, May 30-The Freedom Heirs at Big Oak Gospel Music Barn at 7 p.m.
Dallas, May 30-New Desire at New Covenant Fellowship Church at 10 a.m.
Dawsonville, May 30-Strait Way at Etowah Baptist at 7 p.m.
Lula, May 30-The Redeemed Trio, The Homeland Boys at Jaemor Farms at 7 p.m.
Pendergrass, May 30-William Clayton & The Redeemed, The Lanierland Boys at the Fairview Community center at 7 p.m.
Senoia, May 30-Second Coming Ministries at Miracle Way Church at 6 p.m.
Temple, May 30-Jeff Eberhart at Oak Hill Church of God of Prophecy at 7 p.m.
Winston, May 30-Christian Heritage, Richard Robertson at Lighthouse Full Gospel Church at 6 p.m.
Adairsville, May 31-The Silver City Quartet at Grace Fellowship Church (Homecoming) at 10:30 a.m.
Athens, May 31-Songs Of Praise Ministries at Green Acres Baptist at 6 p.m.
Atlanta, May 31-The Jonesmen at Mt. Zion United Methodist at 7 p.m.
Atlanta, May 31-The Talley Trio at First Baptist at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Bremen, May 31-The Garner Family at Midway Baptist Church of Haralson County at 6 p.m.
Calhoun, May 31-Ron Brewer at New Zion Baptist at 10:30 a.m.
Canton, May 31-Christian Heritage at Revival Fire Ministries (Homecoming) at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Canton, May 31-Glorybound at First Baptist at 6:30 p.m.
Carrollton, May 31-The Tri-City Quartet at New Beginnings Church at 11 a.m.
Cartersville, May 31-The Crist Family at Friendship Baptist at 11 a.m.
Dallas, May 31-The Davis Family at First Baptist at 6 p.m.
Gainesville, May 31-Gerald Sweatman at South Hall Baptist at 11 a.m.
Griffin, May 31-The Jordans at Highland Baptist at 6 p.m.
Hogansville, May 31-The Shadrix Trio at Rock of Ages Baptist at noon
Jefferson, May 31-Strait Way at Victory Baptist at 6 p.m.
Lawrenceville, May 31-William Clayton & The Redeemed at Faith Baptist at 6 p.m.
Lawrenceville, May 31-Jeff & Sheri Easter at Sunrise Baptist at 6 p.m.
Resaca, May 31-The Testimony Quartet at Hill City Baptist at 6 p.m.
Rockmart, May 31-Anointed Witness at Morning View Baptist at 6 p.m.
Rome, May 31-Ron Brewer at Coosa Valley Praise and Worship at 6 p.m.
Rome, May 31-The Davis Trio at Hillcrest Baptist at 6 p.m.
Rome, May 31-The Diplomats at Desota Baptist at 6 p.m.
Rome, May 31-The Emmaus Road Quartet at Gethsemani Baptist at 6 p.m.
Rutledge, May 31-Divine 3 at Sewell Methodist at 5 p.m.
Stockbridge, May 31-The Emmaus Road Quartet at Mt. Vernon Baptist at 10:30 a.m.
Nicholson, Jun. 4-Clarke Kesler, Stanley Pierce, Freddie Smith, Zeke Turner, Greg Varner at Beauchamps at 6 p.m. Villa Rica, Jun. 4-Les Beasley, The Diplomats, The Florida Boys, Jerry & Jan Goff, The Singing Echoes, Archie Watkins at Fullerville Baptist at 7 p.m. ($10 donation)
Villa Rica, Jun. 4-The Talley Trio at Midway Macedonia Baptist at 7 p.m.
Buckhead (Morgan County), Jun. 5-Fresh Anointing at Bonner’s Triple B Restaurant at 6 p.m.
Commerce, Jun. 5-The Atkins Family, Karen Peck & New River at Canaan Baptist at 7 p.m.
Jackson, Jun. 5-The Inspirations at First Baptist at 7 p.m.
Villa Rica, Jun. 5-Les Beasley, Mark Bishop, The Diplomats, Jerry & Jan Goff, The Lesters, Archie Watkins at Fullerville Baptist at 7 p.m. ($10 donation)
Villa Rica, Jun. 5-Steadfast at New Georgia Baptist at 7 p.m.
Bremen, Jun. 6-Anointed Witness at Bethel Baptist at 6 p.m.
Dahlonega, Jun. 6-The Freedom Heirs, The Mitchells at the Big Oak Gospel Barn at 7 p.m.
Gainesville, Jun. 6-The Crist Family, Greater Vision, The Triumphant Quartet at the Georgia Mountains Center at 7 p.m.
Hollonville, Jun. 6-The Atkins Family, Fresh Anointing at the Hollonville Opry at 6 p.m.
Lawrenceville, Jun. 6-The Testimony Quartet at Galilean Baptist at 7 p.m.
Lula, Jun. 6-The Homeland Boys at Clemons Chapel at 7 p.m.
Marietta, Jun. 6-The Joymasters at Westside Baptist at 6 p.m.
Newnan, Jun. 6-Karen Peck & New River, Second Coming Ministries at Victory Tabernacle at 6 p.m.
Rome, Jun. 6-Heaven Seekers at High Rise #1 at 6:30 p.m.
Tate, Jun. 6-New Desire at the Historic Tate Gymnasium at 10 a.m.
Villa Rica, Jun. 6-Les Beasley, The Carolina Crossmen, The Diplomats, The Dove Brothers, Jerry & Jan Goff, Archie Watkins at Fullerville Baptist at 7 p.m. ($10 donation)
Villa Rica, Jun. 6-The Georgians, The Greesons, Hope’s Journey at Fullerville Baptist at 1 p.m. ($10 donation)
Waleska, Jun. 6-Christian Heritage, The Watchers at Waleska Church of God of Prophecy at 6 p.m. (benefit to send kids to camp)
Whitesburg, Jun. 6-The New Hope Quartet at Joe’s Gospel Barn at 6 p.m.
Ball Ground, Jun. 7-Glorybound at Sharp Mountain Baptist (Homecoming) at 11 a.m.
Bogart, Jun. 7-The Tri-City Quartet at Ross Chapel Church (Homecoming) at 10 a.m.
Bremen, Jun. 7-Anointed Witness at Union Hill Methodist at 6 p.m.
Buford, Jun. 7-The Homeland Boys at Pleasant Hill Baptist at noon
Buford, Jun. 7-The Silver City Quartet at Shoal Creek Baptist at 7 p.m.
Canton, Jun. 7-The Bruce Weeks Family Band at Buffington Baptist at 10 a.m.
Cedartown, Jun. 7-Saved By Grace at Winthrope at Polk Center at 2 p.m.
Dalton, Jun. 7-Doug Stroup & Family at City View Church of God at 10:30 a.m.
Fairburn, Jun. 7-Tere Ayers, The Lumber River Quartet at Campbellton United Methodist at 6 p.m.
Flowery Branch, Jun. 7-Gerald Sweatman at New Beginning Baptist at 6 p.m.
Forest Park, Jun. 7-The Paul Family at Forest Park Memorial Baptist at 10:30 a.m.
Griffin, Jun. 7-The Atkins Family at Grace Fellowship at 6 p.m.
Griffin, Jun. 7-The Jordans at New Salem Baptist at 6 p.m.
Jefferson, Jun. 7-Gerald Sweatman at Peoples Baptist at 11 a.m.
LaGrange, Jun. 7-Higher Hope at Northside Baptist at 1:30 p.m.
Lula, Jun. 7-Strait Way at Silver Shoals Baptist at 6 p.m.
Mableton, Jun. 7-Christian Heritage at Canaan Baptist (Homecoming) a 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Marietta, Jun. 7-The Joyaires at Victory Baptist at 10:30 a.m.
Monroe, Jun. 7-The Atkins Family at the River of Life Worship Center at 11 a.m.
Rome, Jun. 7-The Emmaus Road Quartet at Way of the Cross Baptist at 6 p.m.
Sargent, Jun. 7-Joe & Gina Ables at West Bethel Baptist at 11 a.m.
Smyrna, Jun. 7-The Garner Family at Oakdale Church of God at 6 p.m.
Stone Mountain, Jun. 7-The Lumber River Quartet at Memorial Lighthouse Baptist at 10:30 a.m.
Sugar Valley, Jun. 7-Second Coming Ministries at Russell Hill Church at 10:30 a.m.
Trion, Jun. 7-The Davis Trio at Trion Heights Baptist at 10:30 a.m.
Whitesburg, Jun. 7-The Shadrix Trio at Rotherwood First Congregational Methodist (Homecoming) at 11 a.m.
Winder, Jun. 7-Freddie Smith at Eastside Baptist at 7 p.m.
Shows are of course subject to change without notice. Forthcoming events should be e-mailed directly to us.
This posted on The Lewis Family Website: “The Lewis Family has reached the difficult decision of announcing their retirement. They want to thank all their friends and fans who have supported them during these past 60 years. Continuing health issues and age have caused them to examine their traveling schedule, and they have set their last date as September 5, 2009.”
LOCAL ARTISTS POLLS: For the second year in a row, CountryAtlanta.com is holding local artists polls, which includes Southern Gospel artists. Log on to or macmc.net and cast your votes! First round voting ends May 31.
THE LIGHT’S CURRENT LISTENER-RANKED TOP 20:
Titles with * refers to current/recent single
(May 23, 2009)
1. Over The Moon-Valor (9 out of 10 stars)
2. No Doubt About It-The Good News Trio
3. * Still Got A Feeling-The Dove Brothers (8.5 out of 10 stars)
4. Filled With His Love-Victory Road
5. * God’s Big Hand-Voices Won
6. * That’s Where I’m Gonna Be-Squire Parsons
7. * The Great Physician-Southern Heritage
8. * He’s A Great And Mighty God-The Down East Boys
9. Teach Me Lord-The Bridgemans
10. Lord Teach Me How To Pray-The Speers
11. * The Hero-Silver City
12. So Much God-The Bridgemans
13. * Patchin’ It Up-The Rochesters
14. * Ephesians One-Karen Peck & New River
15. * Over There-The Singing Echoes
16. * When I Lay My Isaac Down-Mike Upright
17. * Up To Zion-Ronnie Milsap
18. * What A Journey-Paul Williams & The Victory Trio
19. * Home-The Kirklands
20. * Beneath His Wings-Heirline
Remember that voting “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” in the player window increases and decreases points for each song, and the “Wish List” (+ sign) and “Buy” buttons give significant points.
NEW MUSIC ON THE LIGHT:
Army Of Angels-The Cupps
Change Me Lord-The McGruders
Headed Up Heaven’s Highway-David Patillo
The Seed Finally Grew-Randy Swift
Thinking Of A Mansion-The Crossmen
To His Hand I Will Hold-The Tim Thomas Trio
When Mama’s Prayers Are Gone-The Dunaways
You’re Alright In My Book-The Gardners
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